Arnprior Life - Fall 2023

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Message from the Mayor

Hey Arnprior!

What an amazing summer we have had, full of beautiful days spent in our stunning outdoor spaces.

It was so nice to see everyone out enjoying themselves at our many wonderful events this summer. Thank you to all the staff, organizations and volunteers that made these possible.

Fall is upon us but things are not slowing down. The recreation department has a whole line up of new programs including Broadway Workout, Kids Theatre and a Futsal League (pg. 4).

There are also a number of events planned this fall (pg. 6). Have you started to plan your Christmas Lights display? Our anual contest kicks off on November 20th and I am always impressed by the submissions (pg. 6).

I know it is early, but as we head into the holiday season, I encourage you to shop local as you start to shopping for gifts. We have a large selection of great local businesses that are happy to assist you in finding the perfect gift, and don’t forget to get your shop local card stamped for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate monthly!

Have a wonderful fall and remember, I am only an e-mail or phone call away.

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Council Meetings

Sept. 11th and 25th

Oct . 10th and 23rd

Nov. 14th and 27th

To view Council agendas, minutes or recordings of live or past Council meetings visit:

Upcoming Billing Due Dates

Water/Wastewater: Sept. 29th & Nov. 30th 4th Tax Installment: Nov. 30th

For more information on paying your bills, visit or or contact Town Hall at 613-623-4231

Pre-authorized Payment Program

The Town now offers pre-authorized payment for utility billing and taxation. For further information regarding this option, please refer to our website at | or contact the Finance Department at 613-623-4231.

Pedestrian Crossing Tips:

1. Make eye contact with drivers.

2. Wait for drivers to STOP!

3. Keep your head up and stay alert while you cross.

Thank you for your cooperation!
that the driver and crossing guard are aware of your intention to cross. Let the approaching vehicle come to a complete stop and begin to cross only after the crossing guard signals you to.
aware of your surroundings.

Recreation Info & Registration

Get in Touch

Nick Smith Centre

77 James Street

Phone: 613-623-7301


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

As of July 1, 2023, the Joint Use Recreation Agreement with the Township of McNab/Braeside is no longer in place. McNab/Braeside residents will be subject to non-resident fees for all recreation programs and rentals out of the Nick Smith Centre.

Swimming Lessons

Program Registration Tips

Browse and register for programs online at or at the Nick Smith Centre

Some programs fill up quickly, here are some tips for successful registration:

1. Create your online account before registration day.

2. Ensure you can access your account before registration day.

3. Ensure your credit card is on file or have money pre-loaded on your account at the Nick Smith Centre. Visa Debit is not accepted online.

4. Know what program you would like to register for in advance.

5. If your preferred program is sold out, please join the waitlist.

The swimming lesson schedule will be visible online starting Sept. 11th at

Aquafit and Adult Lessons Registration:

Sept. 18th at 9:00 am for residents

Sept. 19th at 9:00 am for non-residents

Kids Swimming Lessons Registration:

Sept. 20th at 9:00 am for residents

Sept. 22nd at 9:00 am for non-residents

We recommend registering online and reviewing the registration tips above as some classes fill within minutes.

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Public Swim Schedule

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Get rewarded for shopping local by getting your Live, Love, Local card stamped. Learn more at

Recreation Programs

Junior Programs

We offer regular junior youth programming every month. Visit for more information on each program or theme.

Junior Youth Night | Ages: 4-7

This drop-off program gives young kids a place to be themselves with their friends. Participants play themed games and activities. Runs once a month on Fridays or Saturdays from 5-6 pm. Resident $10, Non-resident $15.

Little Peoples Program | Ages: 2+

Preschool recreation program running weekly where little ones learn to share, communicate with peers and build connections. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 10am – 12pm. Variety of pricing option, discounts for multi-days.

Ready, Set, Go! | Ages 0-6

Arnprior EarlyON will be on-site with a program designed for children and their adults to attend! There will be all sorts of gross motor activities designed to build life-long skills used in play, leisure and sport activities. Tuesdays from 10-11:30am in the community hall. This is a free, drop-in program.

Kinderdrama | Ages 4-5

A fun introduction to the performing arts for kindergarten aged children. 4 week program, Saturdays 9 - 9:45 AM, Resident $40, Non-resident $60

Youth Programs

We offer regular youth programming every month. Visit for more information.

Youth Night | Ages: 8-12

This drop-off program gives kids a place to hangout in safe and inclusive environment. Participants play themed games and activities. Runs twice a month on Fridays from 6 - 8 pm. Resident $10, Non-resident $15

Crafting Program | Ages: 4+

A make-and-take program where participants build, decorate, and create their own masterpiece. Runs monthly on Tuesday evenings. Sponsored by Dominos Pizza this program includes pizza and juice. Resident $20, Non-resident $30

Drama Lab | Ages 6-8 or 9-11

Kids will be introduced to a broad range of topics in the dramatic arts. Tuesday evenings, cost is $125 for 12 week session

Stay Safe! Course | Ages 9-13

Teaches age appropriate skills while reinforcing a youth’s capacity to improve their own safety in everyday life. Offered October 6th and December 3rd

Babysitting Course | Age 11-15

Teaches everything a youth needs to feel confident caring for younger children. Offered September 24th and November 17th

Young Actors Company | Ages 12-15

Youth will embark on a comprehensive exploration into acting techniques/stagecraft. Tuesdays 7:15 - 8:30 pm, $140 registration fee for 12 weeks

Active Athletes | Ages 6+

Youth with participate in a multitude of sports in an inclusive and safe environment. Monday nights from 5:45 – 6:45pm.

Drop in program, Resident $10, Non-resident $15.

Bronze Cross and Bronze Medallion

Required courses for those looking to become a lifegaurd. Check online for session details.

Coming later this Fall.... Arnprior Youth Club! Stay up

Adult Programs

Glassbox Fitness | Ages: 15+

Fitness classes specialized for neurodivergent individuals (autism, OCD, ADHD, etc.)

Duofit - Tuesdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Participation from parent or support worker required at all sessions

Glassbox Group - Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Must be able to participate independently without support.

Try for FREE Sept 12th and 14th!

Sledge Hockey | Open to all ages and abilities

Introduction to Sledge Hockey and development program.

Sundays from 10:30 - 11:30 am, 9 week session

Resident $50, Non- resident $75

Conditioning and Balance

(Previously Falls Prevention)

Low impact fitness program.

Mondays & Fridays 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Tuesday & Thursdays 8:15 - 9:15 am

Cost: Free

Broadway Workout

Fitness class which includes dancing / moving to Broadway showtunes. Mondays from 7 - 8 pm. 8 week session, Resident $120, Non-resident $180

Drop in fee Resident $20, Non-resident $30

Try it for FREE September 11th! Register online


Indoor Volleyball | Ages: 16+

Wednesdays from 6:00-9:00 pm at Walter Zadow Public School. Runs Oct 4 - Dec 6th. Sign up as an individual or a team.

Futsal League | Ages 16+

A football-based game played on a hardcourt like a basketball court, smaller than a football pitch, and mainly indoors.

Thursdays from 6-9 pm at ADHS

Runs Oct 5 - December 7th

4 players vs 4 players. Sign up as an individual or a team

Aqua Fitness

Switch up your fitness routine with one of our many aqua fitness classes! These classes are great for all ages and abilities. Since they are done in the water, they are much better on your joints while still getting your heart rate pumping!

We offer a variety of classes during the week to suit all schedules and many have a drop-in options.

Aqua Fit

Excel Water Fit

Aqua Jogging

Aqua Boot Camp

Greyfish Masters Swim Program

Discover Scuba

Adult Drop In Programs

Our drop in programs are co-ed for ages 16+. Visit to see the weekly schedule.


Tuesday & Thursdays 1-2:30 pm, 2:30-4 pm, Wednesdays 7-9 pm, Sundays 7-9 pm

Drop in fees: Residents: $4, Non-residents: $6

Badminton | Open to all Ages

Tuesdays 7:30-10:30pm, Sundays 7-9 pm

Drop in fees: Residents: $5, Non-residents: $7.50


Mondays 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Drop in fees: Residents: $10, Non-residents: $15

to date on all the club details at

Public Swimming

For adults 16+ who can complete continuous lane swim

Parent & Tot

For guardians aged 16+ with children 5 and under in the shallow end. Max 2 children per guardian

For those aged 60+

Ideal for those with chronic pain/illness or recovery

Non-swimmers aged 10 and under and all children aged 5 and under must be accompanied by a guardian at least 16 years of age who is responsible for the direct supervision of the child and swimming within arm’s reach. Children aged 6 to 10 must demonstrate their ability to swim 25 meters uninterrupted to be permitted to swim unaccompanied.

Public Skating

To view the public skating schedule, visit

Monday Tuesday Wednesday
strokes 7:00 am 8:00 am 12:00 pm 7:00 am 8:00 am 12:00 pm 2:00 pm (1/2 pool) 8:00 pm 7:00 am 8:00 am 12:00 pm
10:00 am (1/2 pool) 2:00 pm (1/2 pool) Public Swim
10:00 am Toonie Swim 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Senior Swim
For all ages; unstructured swim time
11:00 am 1:00 pm 11:00 am
2:00 pm (1/2 pool) 2:00 pm (1/2 Drop In Aqua Fitness Programs 9:00 am Aquafit 1:00 pm Excel Water Fit 9:00 am Aquafit 1:00 pm Excel Learn more: Keep materials loose in your bin to ensure they’re ready for recycling.

Swimming Schedule

(Sept. 25th - Dec. 31st)

Schedule subject to change please confirm at or call 613-623-7301

Schedule subject to change please confirm at or call 613-623-7301

Recycling & Garbage Collection Schedule

September to December 2023

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Garbage and Recycling Schedules can be found at

Regular recycling collection occurs on either Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday.

Download the Arnprior App and turn on notifications for reminders on which recycling week it is and any collection changes.

Collection alternates weekly between Plastic / Glass / Metal and Paper Fibres / Cardboard. For a map showing collection days by zone, please go to

Leaf and Yard Waste must be placed at the curbside by 7:30 AM on November 8th, 2023

Your blue box recycling program is now managed by Circular Materials, a not-for-profit, producer responsibility organization. For any recycling collection inquires, please contact Topps Environmental. They can be contacted for new or replacement bins, missed collections and other recycling questions. | (613) 257-1195

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Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 7:00 am 8:00 am 12:00 pm 2:00 pm (1/2 pool) 8:00 pm 7:00 am 8:00 am 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 4:00 pm 7:00 am 8:00 am 4:00 pm 10:00 am (1/2 pool) 2:00 pm (1/2 pool) 3:00 pm (1/2 pool) 3:00 pm (1/2 pool) Toonie Swim 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm 10:00 am Toonie Swim 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 1:00 pm 11:00 am 3:00 pm (1/2 pool) 3:00 pm (1/2 pool) (1/2 pool) 2:00 pm (1/2 pool) Aquafit Excel Water Fit 9:00 am Aquafit 1:00 pm Excel Water Fit

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Make Arnprior Your Final Resting Place

The Town owns and operates two municipal cemeteries, the Albert Street Cemetery and the Malloch Road Cemetery. We have various options for potential purchasers including traditional in-ground earth burial (casket) plots, in-ground cremation plots and columbarium niches. In June 2022, the Town installed two (2) columbaria beneath the trees at the Malloch Road Cemetery. Each niche space can hold up to two standard size urns.

As individuals plan for their own passing, choosing a final resting place is often one of the first steps that families take. Our Clerks’ Office staff are here to help you through the purchase process. You can reach our staff in-person at Town Hall, by telephone at (613) 623-4231 ext. 1819 or by email at


Fire Safety


The Arnprior Fire Department

67 Meehan Street | 613-623-4231 option 2

Schedule a visit at or call 613-623-4231 ext.2

Ontario’s first “Test Your Smoke Alarm Day!” is scheduled for Thursday September. 28, 2023. With the campaign slogan “Saved by the Beep”, all Ontarians are encouraged to learn more about smoke alarms, fire safety, and home fire escape planning.

Did you Know?

If you require assistance, the Arnprior Fire Department will come to your home by appointment and test your smoke and CO alarms to ensure they are working properly? The Arnprior Fire Department Home Fire and Life Safety Program is running from “Test your Smoke Alarm Day” until the end of Fire Prevention Week (September. 28, 2023 to October 14, 2023)

Schedule a visit online at or call (613) 623 4231 ext. 2.

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week Nov 1st - 7th

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 2O23 #SavedByTheBeep beep beep beep www TestYourSmokeA armDay ca

Fire Prevention Week Oct 8th - 14th

This year’s Fire Prevention Week™ (FPW™) campaign, “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention” works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe when cooking.

Cook with Caution

• Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, do not use the stove or stovetop.

• Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.

• If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.

• Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.

If you have a small, (grease) cooking, fire and decide to fight the fire:

• On the stovetop smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner.

• Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.

• For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

If you have any doubt about fighting a small fire:

• Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.

• Call 9-1-1 from outside the home.

Get the Arnprior App

Easy access to pertinent Town information is right at your fingertips with the Arnprior App. Search “Arnprior App” in the Google Play Store and Apple Store to download on your smartphone or tablet.

In your app settings, make sure notifications are turned on to receive real-time updates on pertinent information, including notices of service disruption or schedule changes.

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