Registration for fall recreation programs opens August 20

By Staff

August 10th, 2022



If we think Fall – will the Summer change?

Is city hall giving us the “bums” rush – talking about the fall recreation program while we are enjoying wonderful summer weather.

The City of Burlington’s fall recreation programs will open for online registration on Saturday, August 20.  Adult program registration begins at 9 a.m. and swimming and youth program registrations begin at 11 a.m.

All programs are currently available for viewing online at

These two are pleased as punch with their effort.

Adult programs include sports, games, fitness, craft and art activities, social events, discussion and learning options and more for adults of all ages and skill levels. In-person and virtual courses are offered.

Aquatics offers a variety of programs including youth, adult and private swim lessons and leadership courses. There are also preschool, school age, youth, or leadership programs.

If you are interested in joining the Junior Redcoats or Burlington Teen Tour Band, email for more information.
Programs open for non-residents to register on Friday, Aug. 26, at 9 a.m.

Assisted Registration
Residents who need extra support or do not have online access to register for programs, can call 905-335-7738 for staff-assisted telephone registrations.

The customer service team is available through email at or 905-335-7738, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Recreation Fee Assistance
Recreation is for all, regardless of financial situation. Recreation Fee Assistance is funding made available to Burlington residents or families who need help to pay for City of Burlington recreation programs. For more information, or to apply, visit

Two thins of concern:

The registration assistance – it is no longer a one on one situation – the help is at the end of a telephone line and getting through is said to be a challenge.

Add to the the price increases: No mention that the increases are steep.


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1 comment to Registration for fall recreation programs opens August 20

  • Penny Hersh

    For the seniors who are not computer savvy having to call in to register for programs leaves them in the position of programs filling up before they can connect to a city employee to register them.

    In past years several of the community centres ( including the Senior Centre) and city hall would be available for people to register in person as well. This no longer seems to be the case. For those seniors who want to register in person they will have to wait until the next work day to speak to a city staff employee at a community centre.

    While these seniors are waiting on the phone or the next work day others are booking online leaving little available for those who have to wait.

    Not that long ago seniors paid a yearly membership fee to be allowed to register for programs at the Burlington Senior Centre and some of the other community centres ( at the time the cost was $39.89). No other community centre had this membership fee associated with use of the facility ( and cost for programs were more expensive for members who were not seniors). This membership fee kept the cost of programs for the senior population very affordable.

    The membership fee no longer exists, as a result there has been a large increase in the price of classes. Hopefully, this will not deter anyone from being able to participate. I know there are some funds available to help those in need, however, this requires disclosing yearly income, etc. which many seniors would be embarrassed to provide.

    There is no easy answer to help those seniors with limited computer skills and income. I just wish we could do better for them.