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 2015-2017 enjoy being active, learn to move efficiently and improve coordination and balance.

Programs offered for 8 weeks at:
Ecole Pierre Chaisson - Coming again in Spring 2020!
Bloomfield Elementary - Coming again in Spring 2020!
Ellerslie Elementary - Coming again in Spring 2020!
Ecole Evangeline - Coming again in Spring 2020!

To pre-register, please email gowestpei@gmail.com.

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 2020.

For more information, or to pre-register please email gowestpei@gmail.com.

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 2020 at the Mill River Ski Park.  Bus transportation to the program is available for students from Bloomfield and O'Leary Elementary schools. We are currently looking for volunteers to help coach, if you might be interested, please email gowestpei@gmail.com.

For more information, or to pre-register please email gowestpei@gmail.com.

GO!Outside After School Eat & Play Healthy 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:
O'Leary Elementary - Monday, November 18 - December 16
Ellerslie Elementary - Thursday, November 21 - December 19
St. Louis Elementary - Coming again in 2019-2020!
Alberton Elementary - Coming again in 2019-2020!
Miscouche Consolidated - Coming again in 2019-2020!
Bloomfield Elementary - Coming again in 2019-2020!
Ecole Evangeline - Coming again in 2019-2020!

For more information, please email gowestpei@gmail.com.

Jumpstart I Love to Skate Program

In partnership with Canadian Tire Jumpstart, the Western Region Sport and Recreation Council presents the 6 week Jumpstart I Love to Skate Program! This program is for anyone between the ages of 4-18 with limited or no skating experience.

A CSA APPROVED HELMET IS REQUIRED. Skates and helmets are available for leading - while supplies lasts.

November 12 to December 15

Tuesdays @ 3:20pm at the O'Leary Community Sports Centre

Pre-registration is required, please contact Johanna at gowestpei@gmail.com.

 

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!

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 again summer 2020!
Ecole Evangeline - Coming again summer 2020!
St. Louis Elementary - TBD
Bloomfield Elementary - TBD
Miscouche Consolidated - TBD
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 gowestpei@gmail.com.

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 - TBD
St. Louis Elementary - TBD
Bloomfield Elementary - TBD
Miscouche Consolidated - TBD
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 gowestpei@gmail.com.

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 gowestpei@gmail.com for more information! Evangeline School - Contact Johanna at gowestpei@gmail.com for more information! For more information contact Johanna at gowestpei@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. COMING AGAIN SUMMER 2020

You must PRE-REGISTER by emailing gowestpei@gmail.com.

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 soon! Please contact Johanna at  gowestpei@gmail.com for more information.

Try Hockey 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.

COMING SOON!

For more information, or to pre-register, please email gowestpei@gmail.com.

All Ages

Canada Day Celebration

Canada Day Celebration

Coming Again in 2020!

For more information, please contact gowestpei@gmail.com.

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 again in summer 2020! There will be a healthy snack included in the event!

For more information, please contact gowestpei@gmail.com.

Kayak Excursions

Opportunity for kayakers with moderate experience to explore a new place!

COMING AGAIN SUMMER 2020!

Bring your own kayak or borrow one of ours! You must pre-register if you need to use a kayak by contacting gowestpei@gmail.com.

 

Kayak Rentals

Free Kayak Rentals at Trout River Natural Area (36927 Hwy 2, Carleton) Every Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday from 6pm-9pm
Previous kayaking experience is recommended - This is unsupervised and at your own risk. Anyone age 9+ is welcome but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. PFD's are available but please bring your own to insure proper size!

For more information, please contact gowestpei@gmail.com.

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.  Check out the L2R programs being offered in the Western Region:

Tignish - COMING AGAIN SPRING 2020 
O'Leary - COMING AGAIN SPRING 2020 
Wellington - COMING AGAIN SPRING 2020 
Miscouche - COMING AGAIN SPRING 2020

For more information, please contact gowestpei@gmail.com.

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..  Check out the L2R 10K programs being offered in the Western Region:

Alberton - COMING AGAIN SPRING 2020
Tignish - COMING AGAIN SPRING 2020
Tyne Valley - COMING AGAIN SPRING 2020 

For more information, please contact gowestpei@gmail.com.

 

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!

Potato Blossom Run

Potato Blossom Run

Run/walk in memory of a loved one! The Memorial Spud Run will be held again in Summer 2020 for the O'leary Potato Blossom Festival! For more information, contact gowestpei@gmail.com.

Public Skating

Public Skating in the Western Region!

O'Leary - Community Sports Centre:
Public Skates
- Wednesdays @ 10am - FREE
- Fridays @ 1pm - FREE
- Sundays @ 1:40pm - $2

Alberton - Jacques Cartier Memorial Arena:
Public Skate
- Sundays @ 1:40pm - $2
Senior Skate
- Wednesdays @ 9am - FREE
Preschool Skate
- Wednesdays @ 10am - FREE

Tyne Valley - Community Sports Centre:
Public Skate
- Sundays @ 12:30pm - $2
Adult Skate
- Wednesdays @ 9am - FREE
Preschool Skate
- Wednesdays @ 10am - FREE

Evangeline - Recreation Centre:
Pre School Skate
- Sundays @ 10am - $5/family
Public Skate
- Sundays @ 12:30pm - $2

Tignish - Credit Union Arena:
Preschool Skate
- Tuesdays/Fridays @ 11:30am - FREE
Learn to Skate (Youth)
- Wednesdays @ 3:10pm - FREE
Public Skate
- Sundays @ 5pm - FREE

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing at Trout River Natural Area

Coming again in Winter of 2019-2020! The 8km (round trip) trail is open to use at your own risk anytime for hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing! You won't regret taking the time to enjoy this trail at 36927 Hwy #2, Carleton.

Snowshoeing Wellington Winter Carnival

Coming again in Winter of 2020! 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 gowestpei@gmail.com.

Try Archery
Try Archery
Coming again in Summer 2020! 
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 Summer of 2020! 

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 gowestpei@gmail.com.

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!
Coming again in Summer 2020! 
For more information, please contact gowestpei@gmail.com .
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 by a local farmer! This is a great way to eat healthy, save money and support local farmers!

Program is currently active!

Clohossey Farms

  • Alberton ESSO Service Station - coming again Summer 2020!
  • Clohossey Farms (Nail Pond) - coming again Summer 2020!

J&L Farms

  • Ellerslie Elementary - coming again Summer 2020!
  • J&L Farms (Arlington) - coming again Summer 2020!
  • Summerside Farmer's Market - coming again Summer 2020!

Webb's Vegetables

  • O'Leary Coop - coming again Summer 2020!
  • Webb's Vegetable Stand (Carleton) - coming again Summer 2020!

You pay the farmer directly each week but you must pre-register by contacting gowestpei@gmail.com.

 

 

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 from 6:30pm-9pm
O'Leary Elementary - Tuesdays from 6:30pm-8pm
Ecole Pierre-Chiasson - Tuesdays from 7pm-9pm
Ecole Evangeline - Wednesdays from 6:30pm-9pm
Miscouche Consolidated -
Thursdays from 6pm-8pm
Tignish Elementary - Thursdays from 7pm-9pm

For more information, please contact gowestpei@gmail.com.

Adult Volleyball

Join one of these FREE Adult Volleyball Programs:

St. Louis Elementary - Wednesdays from 7:30pm-9:30pm! For more information, contact Sally Gaudet by text/call at 902-853-6613.

Alberton Elementary - Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm. For more information, contact Lisa Leard by text/call at 902-853-5801.

Clean, indoor sneakers with non-marking soles are needed for both! For more information, contact gowestpei@gmail.com.

Archery

Archery

Coming again Summer 2020! 

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 gowestpei@gmail.com for more information!

Badminton

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

For more information, please contact gowestpei@gmail.com.

Cards & Games for Seniors

Seniors are welcome to join their friends and neighbours for cards and board games - more details to follow.  Contact gowestpei@gmail.com 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!

COMING AGAIN IN SUMMER 2020!

For more information, please contact gowestpei@gmail.com.

Ladies Golf Nights

Ladies Night at Mill River Golf Course - Coming again in Summer 2020!
Ladies Night at St. Felix Golf Course - Coming again in Summer 2020!

For more information, please contact gowestpei@gmail.com.

Nordic Pole Walking

Coming again in Winter 2020! 

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

For more information, contact gowestpei@gmail.com.

Older Adult Fitness Classes

Join Heidi Hudson 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 gowestpei@gmail.com for more information

Current programs:
Tignish Parish Centre - Mondays @ 10am - LAST DAY FOR 2019 is December 16
St. Louis Community Centre - Tuesdays @ 9am - LAST DAY FOR 2019 is December 17
Bloomfield Legion - Tuesdays @ 1:30pm - LAST DAY FOR 2019 is December 17
Miscouche Recreation Centre - Wednesdays @ 10am - LAST DAY FOR 2019 is December 18
Alberton Baptist Church - Wednesdays @ 1pm - LAST DAY FOR 2019 is December 18
Wellington Legion - Thursdays @ 9am - LAST DAY FOR 2019 is December 19
O'Leary Community Office - Thursdays @ 10am - LAST DAY FOR 2019 is December 19
Tyne Valley Presbyterian Church - Thursdays @ 10:30am - LAST DAY FOR 2019 is December 19

Women in Nature

Coming again in Winter 2020!

More details to follow. Workshops are for anyone age 18+.

For more information, please contact gowestpei@gmail.com.

Winter Camping

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 gowestpei@gmail.com.

Walking Groups in Western PEI

Walking Groups in Western PEI!

Go!ForIt Walking Groups - in partnership with Go!PEI for the Go!ForIt initiative, we have two walking groups set up each week

  • Alberton - meets at the Alberton Elementary from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Ellerslie - TBD

Rails to Trails Walking Group - 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. Anyone is welcome to join, please contact Leona Laine for more information 902-853-2090 or 902-856-2272

 

 

For more information, contact Johanna at gowestpei@gmail.com