Programs (West)

Children & Youth

Active Start

Spring Indoor Program - Ages 3-5
Physical Activity is essential for healthy childhood development.  The Active Start Program will help children born in 2014-2016 enjoy being active, learn to move efficiently and improve coordination and balance.

Programs offered for 8 weeks at:
Ecole Pierre-Chaisson - Tuesdays beginning April 9th from 5:15-6pm
Bloomfield Elementary - Tuesdays beginning April 9th from 6:30-7:15pm
Ellerslie Elementary - Wednesdays beginning April 10th from 5-5:45pm
Ecole Evangeline - Wednesdays beginning April 10th from 6:15-7pm

To pre-register, please contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

After School Activity Hour Program
Our after school programs provide a safe and non-competitive environment for children to have fun and be active!
Currently being offered in the following schools:

St. Louis Elementary - Coming again in 2019-2020!
Alberton Elementary - Coming again in 2019-2020!
O'Leary Elementary - Coming again in 2019-2020!
Miscouche Consolidated - Wednesdays for 6 weeks beginning April 24th (2:30-3:30pm) for grades 3-6
Ellerslie Elementary - Fridays for 6 weeks
Bloomfield Elementary - Coming again in 2019-2020!
Ecole Evangeline - Coming again in 2019-2020!
For more information, or to pre-register, please contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856.
After School Ski Program

The 10-week after school cross country ski program allows children in grade K-9 an opportunity to try the sport in a fun, non-competitive environment at the Mill River Ski Park.  Program will begin again in Winter of 2019.

For more information, or to pre-register please contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

Biathlon Bears Program

Great opportunity for children age 8-14 to try the sport of Biathlon (skiing and shooting).  This 8-week program will begin again in Winter of 2019 at the Mill River Ski Park.  Bus transportation to the program is available for students from Bloomfield and O'Leary Elementary schools.

For more information, or to pre-register please contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

DancePL3Y

Come PLAY with DANCE! Join our trainers: Toni Geary and Marion Inman and enjoy DancePL3Y-- The world leader in developing physical literacy through dance. Coming soon!

For more information, please contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

March Break Fun Day

Miscouche- Ages 5-12

Join us for a FREE activity day at the Miscouche Community Centre. It is for children 5+. Children are required to bring indoor sneakers, water, and snacks. Coming March 2020!

Trout River- Ages 5-12

Join us for a FREE activity day at Trout River Natural Area, 36927 Hwy 2, Carleton. It is for children 5+. Children must bring snack, water, and dress for the weather. Coming March 2020!

Precision Shooting Program

Coming soon! 

Children born 2002-2009 are welcome to join us to learn proper gun safety and practice safe target shooting!  This 4-week program will be led by certified instructor, Becky Wedge and offered at Bloomfield Elementary school.  Cost is $20/child.

For more information, please contact Johannaat reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

Summer Art & Nature Program

Children born 2007-2013 are welcome to join our Art & Nature Program, which will include artist, Sara Perry leading the group in completing a painting they are able to take home!
Ellerslie Elementary - Coming soon!
St. Louis Elementary - Coming soon!
Bloomfield Elementary - Coming soon!
Ecole Evangeline - Coming soon!
Miscouche Consolidated - Coming soon!
Cost is $25.  Program will run from 9am-4pm and children are required to bring lunch, snacks, water and sneakers.

For more information please contacting Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

Summer Sport Day Program

Children born 2007-2013 are welcome to join us for a FREE Day Program with focus on Sports in the following locations:
Ellerslie Elementary - Coming soon!
St. Louis Elementary - Coming soon!
Bloomfield Elementary - Coming soon!
Miscouche Consolidated - Coming soon!
Program will run from 9am-4pm and children are required to bring lunch, snacks, water and sneakers.

You must PRE-REGISTER by contacting Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

Summer Sport Registration
Sign your child up for minor soccer,  or active start this summer to keep them active! Registration dates in each community are as follows: Tignish Village Office - Contact Tina at tina@townoftignish.ca for more information! Alberton Town Hall - Contact Garth at garthdavey@yahoo.com for more information! O'Leary Community Office - Contact Andrew at olearyrecreationoffice@gmail.com for more information! Ellerslie Ball Field Clubhouse - Contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com for more information! Evangeline School - Contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com for more information! For more information contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856
Triathlon Camp
Kids of Steel - Triathlon Camp Opportunity for children age 5-14 to try the sport of Triathlon (swim, bike, run).  Program will take place at Mill River Aquaplex and children must bring swim suit, goggles (PFD if required), bicycle or tricycle and helmet, running shoes, snack and water.  Cost is FREE. Coming again in Summer of 2019!  You must PRE-REGISTER by contacting Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.
Try Badminton Program

Try Badminton is an opportunity for children in grade 4-6 at Ellerslie Elementary to learn the sport of badminton. This 4-week program is free and the leader will be Nancy MacKinnon. Coming again in 2018-2019! Please contact Johanna at  reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856 for more information.

Try Hockey/Love to Skate Program

This free 6-week program will introduce children in grade K-6 (not enrolled in Minor Hockey) to the sport of Hockey. All equipment is provided with the exception of skates.

O'Leary Community Sports Centre - Coming again in Winter 2019-2020!
Tignish Credit Union Arena - Coming again in Winter 2019-2020!
Jacques Cartier Memorial Arena, Alberton - Coming again in Winter 2019-2020!
Tyne Valley Community Sports Centre - Coming again in Winter 2019-2020!
Evangeline Recreation Centre - Coming again in Winter 2019-2020!

For more information, or to pre-register, please contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856.

Wildwood's Horse Tales Riding Club

Join this 8-week Club at Jasper Sunrises Wildwoods (74 Old Palmer Rd, Miminegash). Learn horse safety, how to brush, saddle, ride, and take care of a horse! The Club will occur on Tuesdays, beginning September 25th from 3:30-5:30pm. Cost is $80 for 8 weeks, but you MUST pre-register by contacting Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856.

All Ages

Canada Day Celebration

Canada Day Celebration

Coming soon in 2019!

For more information contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

Hide and Seek Tag

Hide & Seek Tag

Bloomfield Park

Bring your family, flashlights, and sneakers and enjoy some hid and seek tag- in the dark! The event is FREE and suitable for all ages (under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). The event will be coming soon in 2019! There will be a healthy snack included in the event! For more information, please contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856.

Tyne Valley Oyster Festival

Bring your family, flashlights, and sneakers, and enjoy some hide and seek tag- in the dark! The event is FREE and suitable for all ages (under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). The event will be in partnership with the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival, and will be held at Green Park! Coming again in Summer of 2019! 

O'Leary

Join us for the Island's Biggest Game of Hide an Seek Tag at Centennial Park in O'Leary.  Game starts at 6:30pm, so don't be late! All ages are welcome (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) to get their hearts racing and enjoy healthy snacks! Please bring your own flashlight. Friday, June 7th from 6-8pm, game starts at 6:30pm!

For more information, please contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

Kayak Excursions
Opportunity for kayakers with moderate experience to explore a new place! Coming soon in Summer 2019! Bring your own kayak or borrow one of ours! You must pre-register if you need to use a kayak by contacting Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856.  
Kayak Rentals
Free Kayak Rentals at Trout River Natural Area (36927 Hwy 2, Carleton) on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 6-9pm beginning July 15th! Kayak experience is suggested - This is unsupervised and at your own risk. Children age 9-18 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856.
Learn to Run 5K
Learn to Run 5k A 10-week walk-to-run program designed for beginners, led by a community volunteer.  The group meets once per week, with the expectation that participants follow a training program on their own outside of the L2R group.  All program graduates will complete a 5K run upon completion of the program, which will occur at the Confederation Trail in O'Leary (meeting at O'Leary Guardian Drugs).  Check out the L2R programs being offered in the Western Region: Tignish - Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30pm at ME Callaghan starting April 22nd lead by Cherissa Arsenault  O'Leary - Mondays at 6:00pm at Confederation Trail starting April 15th lead by Johanna Reid  Wellington - Thursdays at 6:30pm at Access PEI starting April 11th lead by Bonnie Gallant  Miscouche - Mondays at 6:00pm at Confederation Trail starting April 22nd lead by Karla Lynch and Linda Perry  For more information, please contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.
Learn to Run 10K
Learn to Run 10k
The L2R 10K program is meant for L2R 5K graduates or those who are able to walk and run a 5K distance and want to increase their running stamina.  This 10-week program will progressively teach your body to go from running a 5K to a 10K distance.  All program graduates will complete a 10K run upon completion of the program at Confederation Tail, O'Leary (O'Leary Guardian Drugs).  Check out the L2R 10K programs being offered in the Western Region:
Alberton - Wednesdays at 6:00pm at the Town Office starting April 10th lead by Ron and Susan Flynn 
Tignish - Mondays and Thursdays at 7:00pm at ME Callaghan starting April 22nd lead by Cherissa Arsenault 
Tyne Valley - Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the Playschool starting April 17th lead by Nicole Desroches 
For more information, please contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.
Moonlight Snowshoe Excursions

Moonlight Snowshoe Excursions

Coming again in Winter of 2019-2020! Enjoy the beauty of the full moon as you snowshoe. Snowshoes are available free of charge, limited supply only.
*Please bring your own flashlight! Campfire, hot chocolate and snacks are available. Event will occur at Trout River Natural Area (36927 Hwy #2 in Carleton). Join us from 7-9pm.

Potato Blossom Run
Potato Blossom Run Run/walk in memory of a loved one! Coming again in Summer of 2019! Registration for the Memorial Spud Run will begin at 7:30am at the Confederation Trail directly in front of O`Leary Guardian Drug. Entry fee is $10 per runner or $25 per family. 10km runners start at 8am and 5km runners start at 8:15am. For more information, contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856.
Public Skating

Public Skating in the Western Region!

O'Leary- Community Sports Centre:
Pre school Skate- Coming again in 2019-2020! 
Adult Skate- Coming again in 2019-2020! 
Public Skate- Check www.olearyrink.blogspot.com for dates!

Alberton- Jacques Cartier Memorial Arena:
Pre School Skate- Coming again in 2019-2020! 
Seniors Skate- Coming again in 2019-2020! 
Public Skate- Coming again in 2019-2020! 

Tyne Valley- Community Sports Centre:
Pre School Skate- Coming again in 2019-2020! 
Seniors Skate- Coming again in 2019-2020! 
Public Skate- Coming again in 2019-2020! 

Evangeline- Recreation Centre:
Pre School Skate- Coming again in 2019-2020! 
Public Skate- Coming again in 2019-2020! 

Tignish- Credit Union Arena:
Pre School Skate- Coming again in 2019-2020! 
Seniors Skate- Coming again in 2019-2020! 
Public Skate- Coming again in 2019-2020! 
For more information, please contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing at Trout River Natural Area Coming again in Winter of 2019! The 8km (round trip) trail is open to use at your own risk anytime for hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing! The David Biggar Memorial Interpretive Centre will be open Wednesday-Sunday from 10am-6pm with snowshoes to use free of charge.  You won't regret taking the time to enjoy this trail 36927 Hwy #2, Carleton. Snowshoeing Wellington Winter Carnival Coming again in Winter of 2019! Join our snowshoeing outing during the Wellington Winter Carnival. The Event will take place at Wellington Park. Snowshoes will be provided. For more information, please contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.
Try Archery
Try Archery
Coming again in late Summer of 2019! 
Want to try something new or enhance your archery skills? Cost is $2/person, $5/family. Beginners: 7:30-8:15pm and experienced archers: 8:15-9pm. Must be 12 years or older, all abilities and skill levels welcome.
Try Geocaching

Try Geocaching

Coming again in Spring of 2019! 

Geocaching is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt and we are providing you with an opportunity to try it with experienced geocachers.  Anyone is welcome to join the group (children under 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult).

For more information, please contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

Try Kayaking
Try Kayaking
We are excited to introduce anyone over the age of 9 to kayaking this summer for free! (Children between the age of 9-12 must be accompanied by an adult during this activity) If you own your own PFD, please bring it, we will have some but sizing may not be optimal.  Drop into these locations during the scheduled time and we will ensure you have a chance to try this great activity!
Join us from 10am-4pm:
Skinners Pond (Irish Moss Festival)- Coming soon in Summer 2019!
Kildare (JC Beach)- Coming soon in Summer 2019!
Trout River Natural Area (PEI Potato Blossom Festival)-Coming soon in Summer 2019!
Brook's Road (Tyne Valley Oyster Festival)-Coming soon in Summer 2019!
Cedar Dunes- Coming soon in Summer 2019!
Goff's Bridge-Coming soon in Summer 2019!
Myrick Shore-Coming soon in Summer 2019!
Trout River Natural Area- Coming soon in Summer 2019!
Montrose Pond-Coming soon in Summer 2019!
Wellington Pond- Coming soon in Summer 2019!
Grand River-Coming soon in Summer 2019!
Glenwood Pond- Coming soon in Summer 2019!
For more information contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856.
Veggie Box Program

Veggie Box Program

A Veggie Box contains a variety of healthy vegetables produced by a local farmer.  Veggie Box Pick Up is once/week at a designated location in Nail Pond, Alberton, Carleton, O'Leary, Ellerslie, Richmond and Summerside.  This is a great way to eat healthy, save money and support local farmers! You pay the farmer directly each week but you must pre-register by contacting Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856. Program will begin again in Summer of 2019!

Winter Warrior Challenge
Winter Warrior Challenge Coming again in Winter of 2020! Great opportunity to start 2019 off on a healthy note!  Sign up with Tammy at the David Biggar Memorial Interpretive Centre at Trout River Natural Area (36927 Hwy #2, Carleton) and track the amount of kms you snowshoe on the trail during the month of February for a chance to win a new pair of snowshoes! Contact Tammy at 859-1552 or Johanna at 859-8856 for more information.

Adults/Older Adults

Adult Pickleball
Come try the exciting sport of pickleball; a game played on a badminton court with a tennis net and ping pong-like paddles! Cost is $2/person and indoor sneakers are required. All abilities are welcome to join! Ellerslie Elementary - Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 (beginners) 7:30-9:30 (intermediate/advanced) Ecole Evangeline - Wednesdays 7-8pm (beginners) 8-9pm (intermediate/advanced) O'Leary Elementary- Coming again in late Fall of 2018! Miscouche Consolidated - Coming again in late Fall of 2018! For more information, contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856
Adult Volleyball

Join one of these FREE Adult Volleyball Programs:

St. Louis Elementary on Monday's from 7:30-9:30pm. The Program begins on September 24th. For more information, contact Sally Gaudet by text/call at 902-853-6613.

Alberton Elementary on Tuesday's from 7-9pm. The Program begins on October 16th.

Clean, indoor sneakers are needed for both! For more information, contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856.

Archery

Archery

Coming again in late Summer of 2018! 

Want to try something new or enhance your archery skills? Cost is $2/person, $5/family. Beginners: 7:30-8:15pm and experienced archers: 8:15-9pm. Must be 12 years or older, all abilities and skill levels welcome.

Please contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856 for more information!

Badminton

Join an Adult Badminton Program:
Bloomfield Elementary: Coming again late Fall of 2018!
John J. Sark Memorial: Coming again in Fall of 2018!
All abilities are welcome, and badminton rackets are provided, indoor sneakers required.

For more information, please contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

Cards & Games for Seniors

Seniors are welcome to join their friends and neighbors for cards and coard games starting Jan. 17th at 1:30pm Wednesdays at Tyne Valley Fire Hall.  Contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856 for more information!

Confederation Trail Biking
Our Tip to Tip group will be meeting on the following dates, however anyone is welcome to join any session! Tignish Centennial Park- Coming soon summer 2019! Miscouche Lady Slipper Drive- Coming soon summer 2019! St. Louis Union Road- Coming soon summer 2019! Wellington Access PEI- Coming soon summer 2019! Alberton Old Stone Station- Coming soon summer 2019! Richmond Bakin' Express- Coming soon summer 2019! Bloomfield Post Office- Coming soon summer 2019! Ellerslie Rite Stop- Coming soon summer 2019! O'Leary Guardian Drugs- Coming soon summer 2019! Portage Hwy #2- Coming soon summer 2019! For more information, please contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.
Ladies Golf Nights

Ladies Night at Mill River Golf Course - Monday's at 6pm from May 27-Sept 23. Cost is $22+HST to play 9 holes with a pull-cart
Ladies Night at St. Felix Golf Course - Thursday's at 6pm from May 16-Sept. 26. Cost is $10 to play 9 holes with a pull-cart

For more information, please contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

Nordic Pole Walking

Coming again in 2019! 

Join our 6-week Nordic Pole Walking Groups! Programs are free, and led by a certified Nordic Pole Instructor!

For more information, contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

Older Adult Fitness Classes

Join Heidi Hudson, Cheryl Desroches, Nicole Desroche, or Johanna Reid for this introduction to physical activity and healthy living program aimed at older adults of all abilities. Cost is $2 per session! Contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856 for more information

Current programs (beginning the week of October 15th):
Tignish Parish Centre - Mondays at 10am 
St. Louis Community Centre - Tuesdays at 9am
Alberton Baptist Church - Wednesdays at 1pm
Bloomfield Legion - Tuesdays at 1:30pm 
O'Leary Community Office - Thursdays at 10am
Tyne Valley Presbyterian Church - Tuesdays at 9am 
Wellington Legion - Thursdays at 9am
Miscouche Recreation Centre - Wednesdays at 10am 

Pickleball Tournament
Pickleball Players throughout PEI are welcome to join us for our Fall Classic Pickleball Tournament at O'Leary Elementary coming fall 2019. Novice & Experienced players 18+ are welcome. There will be three divisions- Women's doubles, mixed doubles, and men's doubles with prizes for winning teams! Cost is $10/event or $15 for 2 events (per individual player). For more information, or to register your team contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856.
Try Yoga

Join Cheryl DesRoches for this 5-week introduction to Yoga at Tignish Elementary in the multi-purpose room. The Program will be coming soon. The cost for the Program is $25 for 5 weeks!

You must pre-register by contacting Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 902-859-8856

Women in Nature

Coming again Summer 2019!

Join us for a Women in Nature Workshop at Trout River Natural Area, 36927 Hwy #2 Carleton.  Workshops are for anyone age 18+ and the cost is $25 which includes lunch.

For more information, please contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

Winter Camping

Coming Winter of 2019-2020!

Join us as we enjoy nature during our Winter Camping Outing! Join us for a late-night snowshoe and some winter camping with many laughs-- and an experience you'll never forget!

For more information, please contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856.

Walking Groups in Western PEI

Walking Groups in Western PEI!

Ellerslie- 9am every Monday at Confederation Trail in Ellerslie, Wednesday at Confederation Trail in Northam and Friday at Confederation Trail in Richmond for approximately 1 hour of physical activity. Anyone is welcome to join, please contact Mary McGuire for more information 902-831-2812.

Elmsdale Confederation Trail (Elmsdale Corner Gas)- 9am every Thursday beginning Sept. 20th. Anyone is welcome to join, please contact Leona Laine for more information 902-853-2090 or 902-856-2272

ME Callaghan- Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm. Anyone is welcome to join this FREE walking club, however, participants must wear clean, indoor footwear.

Miscouche Recreation Centre-  10am every Monday for approximately 1 hour of physical activity beginning Sept. 3rd. Anyone is welcome to join, and the Program is FREE! **Program is weather dependent** 

Alberton Elementary- Monday to Friday 4-5pm beginning November 5th.

For more information, contact Johanna at reid.wsrc@gmail.com or 859-8856