New year, new activities


The new year has begun and, with it, South Dundas is seeing the introduction of new activities and the reprisal of old ones.

On January 6th, 2012, the South Dundas Manager of Recreation, Ben Macpherson, confirmed that “there are activities just starting up again for the new year.”

Dance classes are starting this weekend. Saturday dance classes begin on January 14th. Tuesday dance classes begin on January 24th and the Wednesday dance classes begin on January 25th. There is still space in most classes for this 18-week activity.

On January 19th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Morrisburg Public School will be open for those interested in registering for a yoga class.

A six-week long basketball program, for ages 8 to 14, will begin  January 19th. The Thursday evening classes will be held at Seaway District High School.

Children’s Art Classes, for ages 6 to 10, will begin January 22nd. The two-hour long classes will be “themed” and will take place one Sunday per month for five months.

For more information and details on all of these classes, visit or phone Ben at 613-543-2937. 

“Registration for all programs takes place at the Township office in Williamsburg.”

Last fall, South Dundas Recreation distributed an activity guide to all South Dundas households. The first guide was well-received and Macpherson is “expecting to have the next guide completed by the end of February.”

Contact Ben if you’re interested in instructing a program; if you’re currently running a  program and want to advertise it; or, if you have a business and are interested in purchasing advertising space in the guide.

“I encourage anyone who has a program idea or is looking to instruct a program whether sport related or arts/crafts, to please contact me.”

“My office is open for anyone to come and talk to me, whether it’s an inquiry or a concern.”

“Parents are encouraged to read newsletters sent home by the schools as they have been very supportive in passing on information regarding programs offered by South Dundas Recreation.”

Also, look for “Experience South Dundas” on Facebook. According to Macpherson, it is another good option for keeping informed on recreation news in South Dundas. 

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