Recreation Programs


Town of Hanover Assumption of Risk

Hanover, in collaboration with the Grey Bruce Public Health, continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation.

Users of Hanover’s parks, recreation and culture facilities such as the P & H Centre are reminded that when you attend these facilities as a participant, spectator or patron you assume risk when in our facility. An inherent risk of exposure to communicable diseases including COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. 

By visiting any publicly accessible facility such as the P & H Centre you voluntarily assume all risks including any risk of injury, loss, damage and possible exposure to a communicable disease, including COVID-19. 

We remind you to follow the COVID-19 precautionary guidelines being recommended by various Canadian health authorities, including the Grey Bruce Public Health, Ontario Health, and the Public Health Agency of Canada. 

P & H Centre: Sign in required when entering the facility.As Grey Bruce has moved to the Protect (yellow) level in the Provincial COVID-19 Response Framework, all members of the public that enter the facility must sign in with the contact information.  Public members who are not in a registered pool or ice program or with a sport team are required to sign in  Sign in is located inside both our entrances.

How can we direct you?  Parks, Recreation & Culture Guide!!

PDF version of the Fall 2023 Community Guide click here. 




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269 7th Avenue Hanover, ON N4N 2H5

If a class was filled before your form was processed, you will be waitlisted ONLY if you aren’t accommodated in any of your other options – you will be contacted should a space become available prior to the second lesson.

Class Transfers
You can switch classes prior to lesson #2, if there is space available.  

No School… No Problem! Check out our PA Day programs!
The Town of Hanover is committed to providing safe and quality programs while your child enjoys a day away from school. Participants will have the opportunity to swim, skate (optional), and participate in a variety of themed, interactive games and crafts. Pre-registration is required. Do so early to avoid disappointment! Participants must meet and not exceed maximum age restrictions by December 31, 2023.

Ages  5 to 11 years old   
Where         P & H Centre 
Time  8:30 am to 4:30pm 
Cost  $46.50 per child/per day | 3 or more children are half price on the same day (same household). 

Friday, September 22 | Silly as a Scarecrow | 5 - 11 yrs (Code: 8694)
It’s time for campers to put on a straw hat, perfect their best scarecrow face and have some fun as a silly scarecrow. Kids will learn to square dance and plant their own seeds on this fun filled PA Day. Make sure to bring your bathing suit and towel for swimming, and skates, helmet and gloves for skating (optional)!

Friday, October 27 | Halloween Spooktacular | 5 - 11 yrs (Code: 8695)
Halloween is almost here, and things are about to get spooky because camp is filled with tricks and of course treats! We will create some spooky crafts, listen to our favourite Halloween songs, enjoy swimming, skating (optional) and so much more! Don’t forget your Halloween costume!

Friday, November 24 | Creation Nation | 5 - 11 yrs (Code: 8696)
Let your creativity run wild as we use our imagination and teamwork to think of the unthinkable. We will become Lego Masters, create cool crafts and design our very own camp game. Join us on this creative adventure! Don’t forget to bring your bathing suit and towel for swimming and your skates, helmet and gloves if you want to go skating (optional).  

Chair Yoga 

This class will focus on stretching and strengthening the body in a simple and safe manner. No experience necessary. Breathing techniques will be taught a part of the content in this course to help the body relax and leave the room with a clear mind. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own Yoga mat.

Dates  September 18 to October 30 | Code 8697
November 6 to December 18 | Code 8698 
Cancelled October 9 & November 20 
When        Mondays | 10:30 - 11:30am 
Where  P & H Centre | Lions Den 
Cost  $71.25 per session      

Standing Yoga 

Beginners welcome! This class is one of the best classes to start with if you are new to yoga and you consider yourself an active person. We work the body from head to toes, at a good pace so you can learn all the postures. This class offers a great opportunity to relax and learn. Please wear comfortable clothing. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own Yoga mat.

Dates  September 14 to October 19 | Code 8699
November 9 to December 21 | Code 8700 
Cancelled November 23 
When        Thursday | 10:30 - 11:30am 
Where  P & H Centre | Lions Den 
Cost  $71.25 per session       

Carpet Bowling 

This indoor game is similar to Lawn Bowling and utilizes smaller and lighter versions of bowls with less distance to bowl than outdoor bowling. It is fun, challenging, and provides an excellent opportunity to socialize. Newcomers are always welcome!

Dates September 12 to December 18
Cancelled October 24 & December 5 
When  Tuesdays | 1:00 - 3:00pm 
Where    P & H Centre | Lions Den 
Cost  $2.50 per visit 


Huff n Puff 

Recreational pick-up hockey with an emphasis placed on the social aspects of the game. Our program is intended for players who are friendly, enthusiastic and ready to cheer on teammates while playing a good game of hockey! *Ages 50 and above.

Dates  September 15 to December 22 
October 17 to December 19 
When  Tuesdays | 3:30 - 4:20pm 
Fridays | 3:30- 4:20pm 
Where    P & H Centre | Ice 
Cost  $10.00 per visit 

Family Rate

Swim Lessons - 3rd or more children in lesser valued swim lessons half price (includes Parent & Tot 1 to Swimmer 10). 

Fee Assistance
Everyone should have the opportunity to participate in recreation programs! (Restrictions may apply)

Under 18 Years
1. Grey County Residents — Grey National Child Benefit (NCB) Reinvestment Program 519.376.0484 x 227. Through the NCB program, eligible candidates may request subsidy for recreation activities (sports, art, music or drama programs, swimming lessons, camps and fitness memberships). Forms can be obtained at the Parks, Recreation & Culture Office in Hanover. Grey County Website

2. Grey County Residents -  Grey County Social Services 519.376.7112. Grey County Children's Service offers programs, subsidies and information for parents and a range of supports for agencies and child care providers. (Summer camps, PA Day camps, March Break programs, etc.). Grey County social service website

3. Bruce County Residents — Bruce County Child Care Fee Subsidy 519.881.0431 or 1.800.265.3005. Child Care Fee Subsidy provides financial assistance to eligible families for children in their care attending a Licensed Child Care Program or Approved Bruce County Home Child Care Provider, Nursery School and Before and After School Programs. Forms can be obtained at the Parks, Recreation & Culture Office in Hanover. Bruce county child care subsidy 

4. Jumpstart - Canadian Tire Jumpstart 1.844-YES-PLAY. The program helps financially disadvantaged kids (ages 4-18) participate in organized sport and recreation by covering registration, equipment and/or transportation costs. Jumpstart Website

5. Hanover Residents - The Town of Hanover has a fee assistance program available to assist Hanover residents to take part in Parks, Recreation & Culture Department programs or services. You are encouraged to contact the Manager of Aquatics & Programs at 519.364.2310 x 2122 for further information. Program fee assistance or installment payments on fees and memberships may be arranged pending approval.

Program Cancellations
Hanover Parks, Recreation & Culture reserves the right to cancel any program that fails to meet minimum registration numbers. Participants are offered a full refund, credit on account or opportunity to transfer to another available class.

Program Refunds
A refund or credit will be granted and calculated as follows:
Program cancellation by Department – full registration fee.  Individual cancels 7 days or more prior to program start date – registration fee less $20 administration fee.  Cancellations less than 7 days prior to program start date - registration fee less $20 will be granted as credit on account.  (Note:  Program status is decided 7 days prior to program start date.  Your withdrawal may put the class below the minimum number to operate - thus the $20.00 administration fee.)

Prior to or during program due to:
Medical reasons – value of remaining classes less applicable administration fee, provided no more than 75% of session has passed.
Program Dissatisfaction – value of remaining classes less $20.00 administration fee, provided no more than 50% of session has passed.