Events at Dovercourt

Read about events that take place at Dovercourt Recreation Centre. 

Ottawa's Halloween Dog parade Oct 19, 2019, 11am-1pm

Join us for a fine afternoon fundraiser: fun, food and Fido!


  • Prizes for best costumed dogs (owners can dress up too!)
  • celebrity judges, silent auction
  • food & drinks, bouncy castle, doggy photo booth
  • vendors
  • the Parade of Dogs!
  • rain or shine!

The Dog parade is a fundraiser for Dovercourt's WAVE program (Work & Volunteer Experience) for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. 

$10 to register in the parade. The event is free, but donations are welcome! Donations can be onsite, at Dovercourt in person or by phone (613-798-8950), and online through our Canada Helps donation page

Donate Now Through!

More Halloween Fun at Dovercourt!

Halloween Costume Swap - Sat. Oct 19, 11am-2pm. Swap your old costume for something new-to-you!

Haunted Community Centre - Thu. Oct. 31, 6:30-8:30pm. Stop by this popular annual event, featuring a scary house for the brave, and a more chill hang out space for the rest. 


Triple-the-Fun Fitness Class

Sunday, October 13th, 2019
10:30am-12:00pm. at Dovercourt, $25 a ticket.

Three fantastic fitness classes wrapped into one! Start with a half hour of Cardio Dance (sort of like Zumba) with Shannon, followed by a half hour of kick-boxing with Jennifer, and cool down with a half hour of yoga with Catherine. All certified instructors ready to have some fun! There will be snacks provided and prizes too!

This event is to support local grade 11 student, Maelyn, as she has been accepted into Students on Ice Foundation 20th Anniversary Expedition to the Arctic. Students on Ice (SOI) is an award-winning initiative dedicated to taking students from around the world on a ship based program to the Polar Regions to gain a deeper understanding of an important part of our world.

For more information on this great cause, visit Students on Ice Foundation's website here.

Get your tickets for the event here. All proceeds go towards Maelyn's paricipation in this program.

dogs swimming

Dog Yoga class & Annual Dog Swim - Sun. Aug. 25. 2019

Dog yoga: 4:15pm-5pm. Outside at Dovercourt, under the blue & white tent.

Dog Swim: 5-6pm. At Dovercourt, in our wading pool.

Free admission (donations are welcome). In support of Marshall's Dog Rescue. Booths, raffles, games, obstacle course, dog bathing station, treat bags.


Dovercourt Winter Carnival

Stay tuned for next year's winter carnival in January 2020.

Regular events: 


  • Monthly hoop jams - Fridays 6:30-8pm, September to June, usually the 2nd Friday of the month (check the Dovercourt Centre Google Calendar)
    • Come out and hoop with us! A great opportunity to practice your (hula) hoop skills. Music & hoops provided for use. All are welcome. Assembly Hall/ OPTSC room, upstairs. Free. See the Dovercourt calendar for dates.