Rec Park Happenings


Rec Park Happenings
Aug 18, 2011 -  Aug 25, 2011
For more information on any of the programs, clinics, leagues listed below, you can call the Rec Office at 560-5886, press '0'. Any Applications available below will also be available at the Rec Park.

New Items

Canada's Wonderland Fall Tickets on Sale

Fall Discount ticket prices at Canada's Wonderland,  $35.00 (taxes included) valid any one day adult admission Aug.29 to Oct. 30. Tickets do not include admission into Halloween Haunt.

Fun Hockey 

ArcelorMittal Dofasco Men’s Fun Hockey will be starting its 2011-2012 season on September 16th, 2011. Games are played on Thursday night at 8:45, Friday at 7:30 & 8:45, and Sunday nights at 7:30. The league is open to Dofasco employees (active or retired), dependants and spouses. It is a fun league with no standings or playoffs.

Team fees are calculated based on the number of teams at the start of the season. The Manager of each team sets the cost for his individual team players. New players are placed on a waiting list. As managers need players, it is determined by a first come first served basis. If you are interested in playing this year, please contact

Kayaking Day Trip - Last chance to sign up - Deadline is Aug 18, 2011

This trip is adventurous and requires skill in controlling the kayak. If you have paddled before, then this trip is for you!  The trip is a paddle down the Big Creek, which is like paddling in the rain forest with winding streams and overhead trees.

If interested please click the link below and print out the registration form and return it to the Rec Park office with payment enclosed.

Any questions please call 905 560-5886 ext 0 and ask for Bob Sorley.

Click Big Creek Adventure Trip  for further information.

Previous Items

Darien Lake Free Ticket offer

Buy one ticket at the F.H. Sherman Recreation and Learning Centre and receive a free ticket at the Darien Lake ticket office from August 12 to September 5, 2011 only.

Click Free Ticket for further information on this offer.

Red Cross Babysitting Course

The next session of the Babysitting Course will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2011.  Please click on the following link to obtain more information and a
Babysitting registration form

Cardio Kickboxing

The next session of Cardio Kickboxing will be a 12 week session on Monday evenings from 7 - 8 p.m. starting Sept 12 and going to Dec 5, 2011 with the exception of Thanksgiving Monday, which is Monday, October 10, 2011.  Click on the following link for a CardioKickboxing registration form




The next 12 week session of yoga will commence on Thursday, September 15 - Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Click on the following link for a Yoga registration form.

New this fall! - 10-week session  

Ditch the workout, Join the party!! Come dance your way to a fitter you and have fun doing it!! Zumba blends Latin dance steps with basic fitness moves so everyone can participate and it’s very easy to follow. This class is great for blasting calories and increasing abdominal strength while decreasing your waistline. Zumba will get your heart pumping and increase your endurance. The moves will work your core, back and hips to strengthen and define them. Most importantly, Zumba is a "feel good" workout the music is motivating and fun, and you’ll leave happy and energized.

This exciting program is open to ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc. employees, spouses/partners, and guests.

Classes will be held on Saturday mornings from 10:15 am – 11:15am. at the F.H. Sherman Recreation and Learning Centre. Classes will run from Saturday September 17th to Saturday November 26th (no class on Thanksgiving weekend - Oct 9th) 

The cost for this 10-week session is $90.00 (HST included). The session will be instructed by Hilsia Ponce, a certified Zumba instructor. 

Click on the following link for a Zumba registration form.

Cardio Interval Hooping - NEW! Combination class

Do you want to get in shape, trim your waistline, and get some exercise while strengthening your core.....or just have some fun?!!

Cardio Interval Hooping - is an energetic class using simple and easy to follow waist hooping moves to increase your heart rate and work your muscles too – all using a hoop – it will blow you away.  This multi-leveled class is structured for all to work at their own pace while being motivated to reach your goals. Using proper technique allows you to build strength and help eliminate weaknesses.  The oversized hoop makes it really easy to keep them rotating.....even if you've never been able to hoop before!!  

Join our 8-week session on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm at the F.H. Sherman Recreation & Learning Centre. This session runs from September 14th to November 2nd. 

COST:  $71.00 (HST Incl.)


****A FREE introductory class will be held on Wednesday September 7th from 7:30-8:30pm at the Rec Park - come and give it a try!!


Click on the following link for Cardio/Interval Hooping registration form.

Fall Fitness Classes - Zumba Gold, Pilates

The Fall sessions of Zumba Gold and Pilates will be commencing in September 2011.

Click on the following link for more information and a Zumba Gold and/or a Pilates registration form(s).

Ladies Golf Tournament - Friday, September 16, 2011

The Ladies Golf Tournament is to be held at Chippewa Creek Golf Club.

Click on the following link for more information and a Ladies Golf Tournament registration form.

Womens Hockey - 2011/2012 Season

Arcelormittal Dofasco Women’s League will be offering both Senior Recreational and Master Hockey for the 2011-2012 Season.  We will again be playing in conjunction with the SCWHL for both divisions. We have 6 teams in the Senior Rec. Division 21 years and over. All games are played on Monday nights from 6:15 – 10:00 PM and played at the F.H. Sherman Centre and the Hamilton Quad Pad.

In the Masters Division we will have 3 or 4 teams and it is open to players 35 years and over.  These games are played on Friday evenings 9:15 – 9:30 – 10:30  at both the F.H. Sherman Centre and Saltfleet Arenas.
Click on the following link for further information and a Dofasco Womens Hockey League registration form .

Skating Club - Registration dates and Registration booklet.

Skating Club Registration dates for the upcoming 2011-12 season are as follows:

Wednesday, August 17th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon in the F.H. Sherman Recreation and Learning Centre lobby.

Click on the following link for the Skating registration booklet and form.

Minor Volleyball  - 2011/2012 Season

Minor Volleyball is accepting registration for children, grandchildren, and associates of employees & retirees. (Note: Associates must be sponsored by an ArcelorMittal Dofasco employee/retiree.) There are a limited number of spots available in each division, and applications will be accepted on a first come/first serve basis or until the league is at capacity. After this, registrants will be put on a waiting list. (Note: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 - Registration is closed.)

Click on the following link for a 2011/2012 Minor Volleyball registration form.

For further information, please contact the Recreation Office at 905-560-5886.

Step Fitness Classes

We are going to offer a 10 week Step Fitness program September 19-November 28 Monday nights, 5:50-6:50pm.

Click on the following link for a Step Fitness application form.

Geocaching at the Rec Park 

What is Geocaching you ask, well all over the world there are small containers hidden, the coordinates are uploaded to different sites, ( is the most popular) then anyone with a handheld GPS can find the coordinates and then put them into the GPS and find the hidden box. It is a fun and exciting activity that can be done by anyone with a GPS. It is a great family activity.

Please click on the following link for more information on Geocaching at the Recreation Centre.

For further information, please contact Bob Sorley at the Recreation Centre at (905) 560-5886, Ext. 238.

Women's Volleyball - 2011/2012 Season

The 2011-12 ArcelorMittal Dofasco Women’s Volleyball League will run Tuesday nights from Tuesday, October 4, 2011 through Tuesday, March 27, 2012 (approximately) at the F. H. Sherman Recreation and Learning Centre from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Click on the following link to obtain a 2011/2012 Womens Volleyball registration form.

Discount Theme Park Tickets

Tickets now on sale at the F.H.Sherman Recreation and Learning Centre Cash/Debit only Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Click for further information.

Ladies Volleyball 2011/12

Ladies Volleyball 2011/12 applications now available click Ladies Volleyball 2011/12 registration and return application and registration fees  to the F.H. Sherman Recreation and Learning Centre.

Muscle Strength Classes

Come and join in the fun and get ready for your winter sports!  Muscle strength classes are now being offered at the Rec Park as follows:

Saturdays - 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday Evenings - 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.

Everyone welcome!  No experience necessary.  Equipment provided.  Instructed by Kathy O'Rourke. $3.00 drop-in fee per class.  No need to pre-register.