Got snow? Try our Cross Country Skis or Snowshoes!

We (Heart) Snow!Yarmouth Recreation has a variety of cross country ski equipment as well as snowshoes to fit almost any member of your family! With the snow starting to fall, think about dropping by our office and getting outfitted to try out a fun new winter activity! FREE!

Office hours are 8:30-4:30, M-F and you can drop in and select your equipment and take it to try anywhere! Our trails, parks and backyards make wonderful new adventures in the snow!

The Friends of Ellenwood also have skis and snowshoes available for use in the park along with kilometers of groomed trails! They maintain cabin hours every weekend there is snow on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4pm. Check out their website for more information and follow them on Facebook.

 

Are you interested in some ski instruction? Sign up with Yarmouth Recreation and once we get a good snow forecast and can schedule a course , we will give you a call. Our cross country ski courses are great no matter your age and ability, come with all equipment, and are completely free of charge!

Open Me! Recreation Advent Dec. 23

Do you have holiday movie traditions? What is your family must-see?

Have you ever created your own movie by creating a script and acting out parts? What about using stop motion photography techniques with Lego, playdough, or action figures? Check out our Pinterest page for a few ideas to get you started and make sure to share your video – that is definitely worth some draw entries! 🙂

Each day from December 1 – 24, Yarmouth Recreation will share an activity through our website,Facebook pageInstagramTwitter, and Pinterest.  Join in on your favorite channel.  For every comment about the activity, we will put your name in a draw for a family fun prize pack valued at $100. If you share an image of you and your family doing an activity, (tag Yarmouth Recreation or @Yarmouth Rec) you will get 5 prize entries that day! Enter as often as you wish and for as many days as you can!

Open Me! Recreation Advent Dec. 22

What is your favourite family board game? Do you try new games or stick to traditional favourites?

Besides the obvious social and cognitive benefits, did you know that playing board games reduces blood pressure (although you have not met MY family 😉 ) and reduces the risk of mental diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Each day from December 1 – 24, Yarmouth Recreation will share an activity through our website,Facebook pageInstagramTwitter, and Pinterest.  Join in on your favorite channel.  For every comment about the activity, we will put your name in a draw for a family fun prize pack valued at $100. If you share an image of you and your family doing an activity, (tag Yarmouth Recreation or @Yarmouth Rec) you will get 5 prize entries that day! Enter as often as you wish and for as many days as you can!

Open Me! Recreation Advent Dec. 20

Create a scavenger hunt for the kids or challenge them to come up with ideas. Creating the game develops decision making skills, logic, observation and creativity. Younger children can follow through images, while older children may enjoy puzzles that lead to clues. 

Each day from December 1 – 24, Yarmouth Recreation will share an activity through our website,Facebook pageInstagramTwitter, and Pinterest.  Join in on your favorite channel.  For every comment about the activity, we will put your name in a draw for a family fun prize pack valued at $100. If you share an image of you and your family doing an activity, (tag Yarmouth Recreation or @Yarmouth Rec) you will get 5 prize entries that day! Enter as often as you wish and for as many days as you can!

Open Me! Recreation Advent Dec. 19

Crafting is fun, creative and fulfilling. It also develops young minds. 
Researchers from the Michigan State University have found a very strong correlation between childhood engagement in the creative arts and measurable success later in life. Children who were exposed to a wide variety of arts and crafts were more likely to create unique inventions that is worthy of patents, come up with ideas good enough to start a new company, or publish provocative papers on science and technology.

Check out craft ideas on our Pinterest page!

Each day from December 1 – 24, Yarmouth Recreation will share an activity through our website,Facebook pageInstagramTwitter, and Pinterest.  Join in on your favorite channel.  For every comment about the activity, we will put your name in a draw for a family fun prize pack valued at $100. If you share an image of you and your family doing an activity, (tag Yarmouth Recreation or @Yarmouth Rec) you will get 5 prize entries that day! Enter as often as you wish and for as many days as you can!

Open Me! Recreation Advent Dec. 16

Cards are fun to make and a keepsake for those who receive them. Do you like to draw your own designs or use stamps? Do you use patterned paper or add glitter or stickers? Show us your favourite designs! 

Each day from December 1 – 24, Yarmouth Recreation will share an activity through our website,Facebook pageInstagramTwitter, and Pinterest.  Join in on your favorite channel.  For every comment about the activity, we will put your name in a draw for a family fun prize pack valued at $100. If you share an image of you and your family doing an activity, (tag Yarmouth Recreation or @Yarmouth Rec) you will get 5 prize entries that day! Enter as often as you wish and for as many days as you can!