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ATMOSPHERE LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Dylan Bartlett / Progressive Results Group.........................04

AROUND TOWN Community Updates...............................................................06

A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR SUE PATERSON Welcome to the spring edition of Atmosphere!

FOOD & AGRICULTURE Rosemary Crick // Eat Well Farmers' Market.....................08

FINANCIAL ADVICE Erin Aldridge // Meridian Credit Union.............................09

HERITAGE HANOVER Al Morrow // Hanover Historian..........................................10

HOME & COMFORT Kim Schaab // Emke Schaab Climate Care........................13

REAL ESTATE Stephanie Hocking // Royal LePage RCR Realty Brokerage.........15

COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PARTNERSHIP Kendra Mantler // CIP Coordinator.....................................16

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT April Marshall // Town of Hanover......................................18

LAUNCH PAD Emily Morrison // Launch Pad............................................19

PARKS, RECREATION & CULTURE GUIDE Volume 9 / 2019..............................................21

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS...................45

Getting outside in winter is just as enjoyable as getting outside in spring. Endless options for winter fun may motivate you to enjoy the outdoors - or the crisp, snowy weather may have you taking time to get cozy, enjoy a hot cup of cocoa and get things prepared for the spring to come. Spring brings budding flowers and trees with warm fresh air. It’s a good time to launch exciting things! We are excited to soon share the findings of our community engagement activities for our first Cultural Plan. The Cultural Plan will identify a shared vision that will allow us to demonstrate what a culturally rich community Hanover is, which will strengthen our economy and improve quality of life for all residents. We are fortunate to enjoy a good quality of life in Hanover. We are proud of our community and the quality of service provided to our residents. Our schools and library are second to none, as are our recreational facilities. We also strive to provide important and timely information on our website and social media channels that includes council agendas, water, waste and recycling programs, building permits, facility schedules and much, much more. If you are visiting our community, new to our community, or a current resident, we have a lot to offer. We share warmth and hospitality and offer a welcoming experience.



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Well at least some days it is. This time of year, I feel filled with possibility, spring seems to breathe new life into me. The warmer weather combined with the increased sunshine always makes me feel optimistic and refreshed. I also really enjoy spring cleaning! Getting organized can really improve your day to day life. So, if you need a little direction or a push to get you started, try this: • Start Small Pick one room and focus only on that until it’s done, then move on.

of variety, something for everyone! So register for a class and try something new! Have a question? The amazing staff at the P & H Centre are always ready to help! Check out the “Around Town” section for details about local community groups who need volunteers and support. It feels great to give back and help out, so what are you waiting for? This beautiful magazine is available for pick up all over town AND there is a great online version at: – so tell your friends, tell the world!

• Make Piles A simple strategy of “keep”, “donate” and “trash” will help you stay organized.

Go for a walk, enjoy the fresh air and bring Atmosphere magazine on your next adventure.

• Have a Garage Sale If you’ve got some good stuff, why not see if someone else would enjoy it?

Until next time.

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GREY BRUCE SCHOOL OF DANCE a. 224 7th Ave. Unit 3, Hanover ON w. e. Grey Bruce School of Dance is well known for its disciplined and energetic environment. GBSD has served Hanover, Brockton, West Grey, and surrounding areas for over 50 years by providing a progressive venue of quality dance instruction. With a goal to enhance the artistic quality of the region and a recognition of the importance of technique and creativity, GBSD strives to maintain high quality instruction through their experienced teachers, while offering affordable classes to children, teens, and adults. Excessive emphasis is placed on the love of dance, for its art and its beauty, enriching and broadening the lives of students through various dance forms. GBSD believes that dance should be available to anyone regardless of age, talent or economic background. Join GBSD at their Annual Spring Recital ‘LIVE LOVE DANCE’ at the Hanover Theatre, May 11 & 12. Tickets $15/person. Questions? Email us

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Having grown up in the southwest corner

not exaggerated. Seeing Canada in

take about 3 hours. We left the city

of Hanover, I was very familiar with

that way is still possible today, but one

with two cars (separate dayliners)

the fields, fence rows and the Beatty

wonders what the future will bring.

joined together and there was always

Saugeen River which meanders around

As for closer to home, I did ride the

a stop at Palmerston where the two

the community and off to the south and east. Through the middle of this natural playground ran the Canadian National Railway line and in the 1950s and 60s, it was still a busy road of trade, commerce and transportation.

dayliner for a year when I went away to school at the University of Guelph. (More correctly speaking these onecar units were called rail-liners, but everyone referred to it as the dayliner). This experience cannot, in any way, be

Passenger service (and freight) began

compared to the grand excursion I had

in 1882 with the construction of this

experienced on my trip across Canada.

Grand Trunk Railway line (now

The dayliners were a cheaper, more

C.N.R.) and Canadian Pacific arrived with another line through town in 1908. Sadly, the rail service declined over the last fifty years and the lines fell into disuse and eventually were removed. I am sure that there are still many readers from Hanover and the surrounding towns and villages who took advantage of riding the passenger trains in and out of the Grey-Bruce

economical attempt to try and provide passenger service to the smaller communities. They were, I think, a last

were split apart, one continuing on to Hanover and Owen Sound and the other on a different line to Port Elgin and Southampton. The excursion back to Guelph was just the opposite and there was always a short wait in Palmerston for the Southampton car. I made the journey on a Friday night home from Guelph catching the liner at 6 p.m. and likewise returning on a Sunday night catching the liner from Owen Sound at the Hanover station

ditch effort to save this service, which,

also at about 6 p.m.

in the end, failed. When I travelled

What can I say? I have many

by dayliner, the cars were always only about half full and if more of the population had availed themselves of the service, who knows, maybe we would still have our rail lines today.

interesting memories of riding that dayliner. I remember particularly that there was always a lot of Mennonites on that train. They obviously considered it a great convenience and used it

area. What an interesting task it would

Wishful thinking perhaps.

be to collect those stories.

The dayliner could really be described

friendly, polite and quiet people and

I was only a child during those last

as a bus on rails. There was nothing

I had some interesting conversations

luxurious about it, but it did get you

with them. I got to know some of them

from one place to another. One of the

well enough.

regular passengers often jokingly

I also got to know the engineer – an

years of the passenger service and those trains finally stopped altogether on November 1, 1970. I was twenty years old so my memories are few. My first trip on the rails as a passenger was with a student exchange out of Toronto by train to Edmonton in 1967 and that was a trip I will never forget. They say if you want to see the

referred to it as the “shake, rattle and roll” excursion. It must have been of a lighter weight, being only one single passenger car with an engine, and you could feel, all the more, every little twist, turn and bump in the ride.

frequently to get to the city. They were

older gentleman, who, while not always working the trip, was there most of the time. On one occasion he noticed me watching through the glass door from the passenger section and he waved me on through and for a few minutes,

country, I mean truly see it, travel

The journey from Guelph to Hanover

I sat with him up front. I was pleased

across it by train. That statement is

used to cost about $6 to $8 and would

to have the experience and I remember


him explaining that whenever he saw

about a mile down the track and slowly

concerned about where I was going.

a white post with a “W” painted on it

backed up and the relieved passenger

“Don’t worry,” I said. “I live just up the

alongside of the track - that was his

was thankful to board the train.

hill and I can find my way home from

Coming home on one other occasion,

here. Thanks for the ride.” I left him

we were speeding along and I could

standing there scratching his head.

signal to blow the whistle as there would be a crossing coming up. I never knew that.

tell we were making excellent time.

One final time. I decided to skip my

On another occasion, I was making a

I could also sense that the engineer,

trip back to Guelph on a dark winter

for whatever reason, was pushing it a

night in January and it was very cold.

little. On the curves, the passengers

The rails were iced up and I noticed

physically were lurching and leaning

that it took a long time to build up

from one side to the other. Just

speed as we left the Hanover station.

somewhat southwest of Hanover, the

We were moving along fairly well

dayliner stopped dead on a stretch

as we approached Ayton, where the

that I knew well and I could see the

sat down and it was only then that I

station was well out in the country

engineer get out of the car and walk

noticed a group of ladies who were all

to the west of the village. I guess the

all around it in the dark. He seemed

staring at me and smiling. They had

engineer did not expect anyone to be

to be checking things over and even

standing there as he rounded the curve

been to Toronto for an outing. It was

tapping or banging on the wheels.

and the station came in sight. When

When he came back to climb on board

the entire Hampden Women’s Institute

he saw the lone figure on the station

the train, I got up and asked him what

platform, he slammed on the breaks. Of

the problem was. “Oh, nothing really.

course, nothing happened. The dayliner

We are just twenty minutes ahead of

barrelled past the station at full tilt and I remember the bewildered look on the lady’s face as we roared right by her and out of sight. We finally got stopped

schedule and I didn’t want to arrive in

Friday classes and head home early on Thursday evening. I had a special girl waiting for me and I wanted to surprise her by spending an extra long weekend in her company. I climbed on board the dayliner at the Guelph station and

– my girlfriend’s mother included. So much for the surprise. As I finish writing this, that special girl, who became my wife 46 years

Hanover early.” That was enough for

ago, is leaning over my shoulder and

me. I grabbed my duffle bag and got off

reading. With a kiss on my cheek, she

the train. The engineer was naturally

says, “I remember that.” //



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thermostat schedule difficult. Having

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These thermostats can be set up to

it has started to infiltrate into our home

burden of changing the programmable

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comfort systems. Though it is tempting

thermostat and settings can be

annual service reminders, run time

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alerts, and low/high temperature

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pumping out tunes for impromptu dance parties, adaptive thermostats aren’t always the best answer.

more consistent temperatures across your home, and not just based at the

there is an issue.

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Choose a Realtor who is a professional

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Realtor will negotiate on your behalf to

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help you get the best price possible for

a seller. Choose a Realtor that will

your property.

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If you are a prospective buyer or seller, choose a Realtor who will work for you

The key to selling your property at

and has your best interest at heart.

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If you are a buyer who has questions

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COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PARTNERSHIP YOUR COMMUNITY A partnership between the Town of Hanover, Hanover Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Improvement Area.

Promoting and Connecting Businesses

The Community Improvement Partnership Coordinator (CIP) is a position that joins the forces of the Town of Hanover, Hanover Downtown Improvement Area and Hanover Chamber of Commerce for a mission “to promote and connect businesses, volunteers and the community to make Hanover a vibrant and progressive place to live, visit and shop”, and 24-year old Kendra Mantler is perfect for this position. Kendra grew up in a rural community between Drayton and Elmira and has loved the feeling of a close-knit community. “I just have that rural feel and atmosphere about myself that I think I’m going to be able to draw from my past experience and enhance what’s going on here.” Once she heard about this position from a friend, she applied because she was looking for something that she believed in. “I worked in corporate events and when I was there, I was planning events for big companies. It was fun, and I loved the work! When this position came up it was like I was going to be doing a lot of similar things, but I’m really going to be believing in what I am doing and directly affecting a community!” And the Hanover community has already won her over. “I’ve really grown to appreciate the people and the businesses, and I can only imagine what that is going to continue to grow into.” Since starting, Kendra has been busy learning the position and continuing the planning of Hanover’s Holiday Shop & Win, but she can’t contain her excitement when it comes to thinking and planning Hanover’s 15th Annual Sights & Sounds Festival! She has many different and new ideas that will make this Sights & Sounds Festival very exhilarating. “I can’t wait to start the planning of the festival and I’m looking forward to growing its roots and adding and changing a few things in the coming years. Though I am just excited to see the community come together for a weekend!” Kendra has more goals than just the Sights & Sounds Festival as well! And her goal is quite simple; take what’s already been built and take it to the next level. This won’t be difficult seeing what kind of skills, qualifications and education she has in her arsenal. Kendra attended Fanshawe in London, Ontario, where she completed a two-year program in Radio where she learned promotions, marketing, writing and production. Additionally, having worked at a radio station in the Muskokas has made her familiar with promoting businesses. “Promoting the town and its promoting businesses is something I am able to bring to the table as well.” One way that the CIP is going to promote the local businesses and organizations in Hanover is with Business Profiles that will be featured in Atmosphere Magazine. Atmosphere Magazine is Hanover’s very own guide written for the people of Hanover, by the people and businesses of Hanover to keep you in the loop of what’s happening! By having a Business Profile written about your business, you can highlight the business, the products, the milestones, or anything that you want with this professionally written and photographed article. Utilize the article and photo of your business for promotions and advertising. Just ask Kendra to set this up and you are GOOD TO GO! We are thrilled to have Kendra as part of Hanover and the CIP’s team. It’s clear that she has a great enthusiasm for this job, for Hanover, it’s residents and businesses. “I just want people to know how excited I am!”

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2018 Acomplishments

We completed the 2018-2022 Economic Development Strategic Plan

Five strategic directions around Growth, Demographics, Engagement, Arts & Culture and Tourism are the foundation of Hanover’s Economic Development Strategic Plan. The Hanover Economic Development Committee has identified these as priorities and adopted goals to describe outcomes and action plans that will be pursued over the next four years. View the full plan available at and sign-up for our newsletter!

We Collaborated and Built Partnerships

We continue to work with the SEDC and five municipalities; Brockton, Hanover, Minto, Wellington North and West Grey who have banded together in a partnership to create a project called “Saugeen Connects”. The mission is to collaborate and positively impact area economic growth, support youth retention and development, support growth and retention of businesses; and to integrate efforts to leverage immigrant attraction to the area as residents, workers, entrepreneurs, business owners, operators and investors. In 2018, we successfully launched a partnership with – an online community of business buyers, sellers, and succession planning professionals. Eligible users receive a coupon code to participate in this initiative and efforts are made to attract outside investment. 10 businesses have signed up in our region to utilize this succession planning opportunity. We also collaborated with the Newcomer Centre of Peel to deliver an Entrepreneur Investment Tour – that introduced rural Ontario and our region, while sharing local business and investment opportunities.

We Promote Arts & Culture

The Town of Hanover is a community rich in heritage and culture. The Town’s forthcoming Cultural Plan will profile the Town’s rich cultural resources and identify better ways to coordinate, align and promote the Town’s cultural resources to both residents and visitors to our community. Through the Façade Incentive Program’s new Public Art stream, we awarded funding to the Saugeen Artists Guild for a Downtown Street Banner Project. 14 banners were proudly displayed throughout our downtown for Culture Days that exhibited representation of Hanover through the artist’s eyes. We also rendered the artistry of renowned local artist, Gary McLaughlin, to create Hanover’s new mural, a piece of public art that pays homage to our community’s history and heritage while celebrating present day amenities and hopes for the future.

Looking Ahead

• We will be posting the opportunity for a 4-month youth internship to support the development and implementation of youth engagement strategies for our community. • We are collaborating with the Canadian Food & Wine Institute at Niagara College, MacLean’s Ales and Launch Pad to offer a one-week Teaching Brewery intensive program. • Our professional women and entrepreneur’s group, WOWSA, is a hosting a Headshot Happy Hour on April 11th, 2019 Get a professional photograph by Kate Blythe, Launch Pad photography instructor, and to ensure you’re picture perfect before your shoot, More Than Hair will provide hair and makeup touch-ups. Join us at Norm’s Restaurant after your photoshoot for networking. Sign-up at • We will continue to grow and support our partnerships, opportunities for collaboration and Arts & Culture in Hanover. • We will support initiatives that contribute to workforce and human capital development, retention and attraction. • We will engage our business community by updating our Business Retention and Expansion study.

April Marshall, Economic Development Manager at the Town of Hanover T: 519.364.2780 x 1253 | E: 18 / ATMOSPHERE

LAUNCH PAD YOUTH ACTIVITY AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE Emily Morrison // Executive Director, Launch Pad

Over the Christmas holiday, staff and volunteers at Launch Pad worked tirelessly to transform a storage shed into a wood shop to offer youth the opportunity to learn skills in the woodworking trade for January 2019. "Our welding programs were at maximum capacity" explains Emily Morrison, Executive Director at Launch Pad, "It showed us that youth in our community want to learn more about the trades, and adding woodworking to our curriculum at Launch Pad is a natural fit." Launch Pad opened a second wood shop class in its first term after registrations filled up in just three days! A big THANK YOU to Community Foundation Grey-Bruce and the Gay Lea Foods Foundation for contributions to the renovations and equipment purchases! Once programs get underway, Launch Pad intends to start up a social enterprise creating and selling products that are made in the wood shop by youth. Picnic tables, benches, adirondack chairs, and canoe paddles are all items that are currently being explored. The intent is to offer employment and on the job training for youth in our communities as they explore a career in wood working. Operating a social enterprise out of the wood shop will also allow us to teach youth about entrepreneurship and business principles including inventory management, cost of goods sold, marketing and customer service. Funds raised from the sale of the products would be reinvested back into the program to offer greater opportunities. A formal Open House celebration will occur in April. In the meantime, check out our website for Spring and Summer program schedules. If you or someone you know is willing to share your skills, please give us a call at: 519.506.6300 or email Check out our website for a schedule of our Winter After School Programs starting January 2019!

Launch Pad P. 519.506.6300 | E. | W. | A. 612 10th St. Hanover. N4N 1R9 THECOMMUNITYMAGAZINES.COM/ATMOSPHERE


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Laura EWART-SCHWIPPL Sales Representative

Cell: 519.387.6793 | Phone: 519.364.7370 ext. 9228

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Parks, Recreation & Culture Guide Volume 9 ¡ 2019

P&H Centre

269 7th Avenue, Hanover ON N4N 2H5 t. 519.364.2310 e. | w.

Facility Hours

March 25, 2019 - June 28, 2019 Monday | 6:00am - 8:00pm Tuesday - Thursday | 6:00am - 9:00pm Friday | 6:00am - 8:00pm Saturday | 7:00am - 4:00pm Sunday | 10:00am - 4:00pm

Facility Closed:

April 19, 21 & 22 | Easter Weekend May 20 | Victoria Day

Customer Service Desk Hours

Parks, Recreation & Culture...................................... 22 Master Plan............................................................... 23 Aquatic Centre.......................................................... 24 Facility Swim Test...................................................... 25 Pool Schedule........................................................... 26 Moving Forward with New Programs........................ 27 Aquatic Program Descriptions.................................. 28 Swim Lessons........................................................... 29 Advanced Training & Courses.................................. 31 Adult/Teen/Children Programs.................................. 34 Children's School Break Programs........................... 36 March Break Programs............................................. 37 Adult & Senior Programs.......................................... 38 Hanover Facilities & Indoor Track............................. 39 Heritage Services..................................................... 40 Age Friendly & Senior Games.................................. 41 Culture & Heritage Services..................................... 42 Parks, Trails & Outdoor Facilities............................... 43 Community Organizations........................................ 45 THECOMMUNITYMAGAZINES.COM/ATMOSPHERE

Monday | 8:00am - 6:00pm Tuesday - Friday | 8:00am - 8:00pm Saturday & Sunday | 10:00am - 3:00pm If you wish to receive this guide via email, please let us know so we can add you to the email list.

Department Contacts

Sherri Walden Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture t. 519.364.2310 x 2123 e. Bert Lennox Manager of Aquatics & Programs t. 519.364.2310 x 2122 e.

Tom Karl Manager of Parks & Recreation Facilities t. 519.364.2310 x 2126 e. Laura Webb Program Development Coordinator t. 519.364.2310 x 2128 e. Lyndsay Regier Administrative Supervisor t. 519.364.2310 x 2135 e. Steph Burt Aquatic Assistant t. 519.364.2310 x 2124 e.


Parks, Recreation & Culture Services

Online Registration - fast, easy, secure!

Register online at or stop by our office for any recreation programs beginning: • February 14, 2019 for Hanover Residents • February 21, 2019 for Non-Residents Phone registrations will be accepted after February 14 (Hanover residents) or February 21 (all other area residents) with credit card payment.

Fee Assistance

Everyone should have the opportunity to participate in recreation programs! 1. Grey County Residents — Grey National Child Benefit (NCB) Reinvestment Program 519.376.0484 x 227. 2. Bruce County Residents — Bruce County Social Services 519.881.0431 or 1.800.265.3005. 3. The Town of Hanover has a subsidy 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 subsidization or installment payments on fees, memberships and season passes may be arranged pending approval.

Spring Registration Night When: Thursday, March 7, 2019 Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm Where: P & H Centre Sign up for your Spring programs!


About Us

Our department strives to provide quality services and functions related to parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, ball diamonds, trail system, arena, aquatic services, civic facilities, programs for various ages, community partnerships, special events, culture services, heritage, and administrative operations so that our residents can enjoy the benefits of a healthy community.

Stay Up To Date

For up to date information, news and events - visit our website and social media! Facebook & Twitter are updated regularly with current happenings. Everything found in this book and more is available on our website

Refunds & Credits

A refund or credit will be granted and calculated as follows: • Program cancellation by Department - full registration fee. • Individual cancels 7 days prior to program start date - registration fee less $20.00 administration fee. • Last minute cancellations (less than 7 days prior to program start date) - registration fee less $20.00 will be granted as a credit on account (Note: Program status is decided 7 days prior to program start date. Your withdrawal may put the class below it's minimum number to operate.)

Prior to or during the 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 applicable administration fee, provided no more than 50% of the session has passed.

Master Plan Master Plan - Parks, Recreation & Culture Our Mission

Working in partnership with the community, we create opportunities for leisure activities, facilitate sustainable quality facilities, and support healthy lifestyles for all ages and abilities. We are a centre of excellence for our facilities and programs.

Our Vision

We are a community that provides an inclusive and sustainable system of experiences that celebrates the Town’s heritage, culture and natural landscape while promoting a healthy active lifestyle. Our Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan approved in 2018 includes objectives and suggested initiatives for the next 15 years, 2019 - 2032 within the principal themes of Healthy Community, Regional Centre and Sustainable Municipal Operations. For 2019 our focus will include but will not be limited to: • Trails – considering trails system expansion and timing particularly in our east end; in town links and signage. • Participation and facility use statistics and data reporting. • Working relationship with Brockton and West Grey recreation staff members (we began meeting in September 2018). • Policy development and enhancement in the areas of rates and fees, facility allocation and RZone. • Support the Cultural Plan process through Economic Development Committee. • Consider adult recreation programming needs input. Key to the implementation of our master plan initiatives is our community! Our ability to provide diverse programming relies heavily on community organizations and third-party program providers. This is not expected to change. The recommendations included in our master plan are reliant on maintaining and enhancing existing relationships and developing community capacity as the primary source of achieving healthy community goals. For more information: Sherri Walden | | 519.364.2310 x 2123



Aquatic Centre Admission Fees *All prices include HST. Type

1 Visit

10 Visit Pass

20 Visit Pass

6 Month Membership

1 Year Membership

Preschool (Under 4 years)






Student (5-17 years)






Senior (65+ years)






Adult (18 years and older)












Family (same household, max. 5)






Additional Family Members

$2.50 / additional person

6 Month Pass Includes: Admission to any public swim program listed above - valid 6 months from date of purchase. Year Membership Includes: Admission to any public swim program listed above plus shinny and 10% off Hanover Parks, Recreation & Culture program registration fees - valid 1 year from date of purchase.

Healthy Swimming Etiquette Shower Before You Swim

It's recommended to shower with soap and warm water before entering or re-entering the pool deck. It’s clean, it’s green!

Photographic Devices

The use of any device that is capable of rendering a photographic image is prohibited in the showers, change rooms, washrooms, observation area and pool area. (Includes GoPros)

Wear Appropriate Footwear

Bring clean flip flops or sandals to wear on the pool deck. Street shoes are not permitted.

Food-Free Zone

Only water is permitted on pool deck in a plastic reusable container.


Help Reduce Pool Closures

A pool fouling will cause a closure of our pools anywhere from 1-24 hours. Here are some healthy habits you can take to stop the spread of germs and reduce the number of closures in our pools: • Take your kids on bathroom breaks or check diapers often. • The use of a swim diaper is mandatory to enter the pool if a child is not yet fully toilet trained. • Do not swim if you are feeling sick or have been sick in the past 24 hours. This is especially important for children in diapers. • Wash your body thoroughly with soap and water before swimming. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our pool clean for all to enjoy!

Facility Swim Test Pool Admission Standard is a Provincial Law That Pools Must Follow.

The recreational swim admission standard is applied to all recreational swims. Aquatic staff may ask a participant for a demonstration of their ability if they feel there is a question of personal safety.

To successfully pass the facility swim test, individuals must: • Swim on their front for one width of the pool successfully with his/her face in the water. • Must be a recognizable stroke. • Swimmers must maintain a regular, comfortable breathing pattern and must not stop during the entire distance. Ages 0-7

STOP • Children must be within arms reach of a guardian (14 yrs+) at all times, regardless of swimming ability. • •

Ages 8-9

Ages 10+

Children age 7 and under may not be admitted to the swimming pool unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian (14 yrs+). One guardian is required for every two children (1:2).

Age 14+

Age 7 & Under

Within arms reach in water. Age 8 & 9 complete swim test.

CAUTION • Children age 8 and 9 who successfully complete the facility swim test may swim independently of their guardian (14 yrs+). Age 14+

Children age 8 and 9 who cannot successfully complete the facility swim test must stay within arms reach of their guardian (14 yrs+).

One guardian is required for every two children (1:2).

Within arms reach in water.

One guardian may supervise up to five children wearing lifejackets (1:5).

Age 14+ Within arms reach in water.

GO • Children age 10 and older may enter the pool area independent of their guardian. Swimming with a buddy is strongly recommended.

Age 8 & 9

Age 8 & 9 with lifejackets

Age 10+

Public Pools Regulation, Under the Health Protection and Promotion Act Reg. 565.s.17.21. Lifesaving Society`s Guide to Ontario Public Pools Regulations, Section 17.

Spring Safety

• Don't get too close! Beware of fast moving water and slippery banks. • Don't go on the ice! With the warmer Spring weather, ice quality and thickness changes. Water currents are strong and ice is thin. STAY OFF! • Go out with a buddy! If going outdoors, go with a buddy and tell someone where you are going. THECOMMUNITYMAGAZINES.COM/ATMOSPHERE


Pool Schedule Spring Schedule 2019 - March 25 - June 28 MONDAY







Lane Swim | Main pool, swirl-pool and sauna · Swim a loop in a slow, medium or fast lane. 6:00-8:00am 11:45-12:45pm 7:45-9:00pm (Pilot)







11:45-12:45pm 8:35-9:50pm



7:00-8:30am 11:45-12:45pm

Aquafit / *Aqua Motion* | Drop-in classes! • 45 minute classes with 15 minutes at the end to enjoy sauna & swirl-pool. 8:30-9:15am

8:30-9:15am Deep End


7:30-8:15pm 3 Lanes

8:30-9:15am Circuit Training


7:30-8:15pm 3 Lanes

Aqua Motion | Drop-in classes! 45 minute classes with 15 minutes at the end to enjoy sauna & swirl-pool. 3:00-3:45pm


Adult N' Tot | Wading pool play time for 6 years and under with adult *No more than 2 children per adult. Little swimmers are available at the customer service desk. 11:30-12:30pm





6:30-7:30pm Family Swim | Entire Pool • Children under 18 must be accompanied into the pool by an adult. Toonie Swim 10:30-11:30am Public Swim | Entire Pool Toonie Swim 6:45-7:45pm

Toonie Swim 6:30-7:30pm


Adult/Senior | Main pool, swirl-pool and sauna *One lane available for leisure swim only* 3:00-4:00pm

3:00-4:00pm Deep End Only Leisure Swim


Schedule Changes

3:00-4:00pm Deep End Only Leisure Swim


Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Adult & Tot Event Special Swim 11:30am - 12:30pm

Sunday, May 12, 2019 Mothers swim FREE! Happy Mother's Day! 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Saturday, April 20, 2019 Easter Egg Hunt 1:00 - 3:00pm

Monday, May 20, 2019 Pool Closed, Victoria Day

April 19, 21 & 22, 2019 Pool Closed | Happy Easter Fridays, April 12, May 31 & June 28 PA Day Swim (toonie swim) 1:00 - 2:00pm 26 / ATMOSPHERE

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Pool Closed from 6:30 - 10:00pm Sunday, June 16 Fathers swim FREE! Happy Father's Day! 1:00 - 3:00pm


Moving Forward with New Programs Moving Forward

We are pleased to support the development of new aquatic programs and offer a refresh with new opportunities. It keeps our aquatic programs appealing and interesting! Fall 2018 included the launch of a community, volunteer driven swim team with 50 registrants in their first season. After not having a community organized swim team for almost 20 years, we were pleased to support this program. As well, we are implementing new physical activity programs with approved Government of Ontario grant funding. FloatFit and Aquapoles will be unique physical activity programs to attract new pool patrons and provide different alternatives for existing participants. The reality with implementing new initiatives and supporting community programs within our existing pool schedule is that schedule revisions and changes will be necessary. Our pool staff have visited a number of pools recently to learn from their shared pool programming options. The potential to attract new pool patrons who will experience physical and social benefits, as well as the opportunity to offer unique programs is positive.

To accommodate program development, our pool patrons may note changes and revisions in our public program schedule. This may include but is not limited to the following: • Shared pool by multiple programs occurring at the same time • Schedule revisions • Registered versus drop-in programs due to limited or specialized equipment Cooperation will be required by program organizers, participants and instructors moving forward. We anticipate some growing pains, however, flexibility, understanding and cooperation will be necessary as we strive to alleviate reduction of programs or times to create pool time in our facility. Our recent Council approved Master Plan, Mission and Vision statements that were developed with community input. The swim team development and new programs support our Mission Statement - "Working in partnership with the community, we create opportunities for leisure activities, facilitate sustainable quality facilities, and support healthy lifestyles for all ages and abilities. We are a centre of excellence for our facilities and programs." As these programs evolve, we will be open to feedback to be considered as they move forward. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We look forward to the centre of excellence opportunities these new programs offer as they support healthy lifestyles while working in partnership with our community members.



Aquatic Program Descriptions Program


Parent & Tot 1 (4 - 12 months)

With a caregiver the child will explore the water through buoyancy, movement skills, introduction to PFD's and entries. Learn how to help your child play in the water with comfort and confidence.

Parent & Tot 2 (12 - 24 months)

With a caregiver the child will perform assisted front and back floats, learn how to travel at the surface by kicking, and introduction to entries with a PFD. This level teaches children to get their face wet and blow bubbles.

Parent & Tot 3 (2 - 3 years)

With a caregiver the child will have fun jumping into the water with assistance. They learn to hold their breath and open their eyes under water. Kicking on front and back provide the building blocks for orientation and stroke development.

Preschool A1 (3 - 5 years)

Preschoolers develop a foundation of water skills with the Instructors. Swimmers jump into chestdeep water assisted. Floating on front and back, and back glides with assistance for 3 seconds. Shallow water movement wearing a PFD. Fitness swim 1-2m assisted. (Parents to accompany child into the water for the first 3-5 classes)

Preschool A2 (3 - 5 years)

Preschoolers develop a foundation of water skills with the Instructors. Swimmers jump into chest-deep water assisted. Floating on front and back, and glides with assistance for 3 seconds. Shallow water movement wearing a PFD. Fitness swim 1-2m unassisted.

Preschool B (3 - 5 years)

Preschoolers jump into chest-deep water and get in and get out wearing a PFD. They submerge and exhale under water. They glide on front and back 3m and with a buoyant aid will flutter kick on back 5m. Fitness swim 2-4m unassisted.

Preschool C (3 - 5 years)

Preschoolers try both a jump and a side roll into deep water while wearing a PFD. They recover objects from the bottom in waist-deep water. They work on kicking and gliding through the water on front and back unassisted. Fitness swim 5-7m unassisted.

Preschool D (3 - 5 years)

Preschoolers learn independent jumps into deep water and exit. They open their eyes under water and recover objects from chest-deep water. Front crawl is introduced at this level and for 2-3m unassisted. Fitness swim is 7-9m unassisted.

Preschool E (3 - 5 years)

Preschoolers build on deep water skills by demonstrating a forward roll entry with a PFD. They develop endurance by holding their breath under water for up to 10 sec. Interval training and whip kick is introduced at this level. Fitness swim 10-12m.

Beginner 1 (6 - 8 years)

This is an introductory class for children aged 6 to 8 with little or no experience in the water. Participants will learn head and face submersion, front/back and side swim (assisted). The swim instructor works to ensure that the participants become comfortable in the water and have fun developing a basic foundation of water skills.

Swimmer 1 (6 years and up)

Beginners become comfortable jumping into water with and without a personal flotation device. They open their eyes, exhale and hold their breath underwater. They work on floats, glides and kicking on front and back.

Swimmer 2 (6 years and up)

Advanced beginners jump into deeper water, and become comfortable falling sideways into the water wearing a personal flotation device. Swimmers support themselves at the surface without an aid, recover an object in chest-deep water. Fitness swim is 10-15m.

Swimmer 3 (6 years and up)

Swimmers develop front and back crawl strokes, and explore whip kick in a vertical position. Swimmers tread water for up to 30 sec and learn to transition from front to back flutter kick. Fitness swim is 20-25m.

Swimmer 4 (6 years and up)

Swimmers work towards stride dives and standing dives into deep water. They improve the front crawl, back crawl and whip kick. Swimmers are introduced to a 3m underwater swim. Fitness swim is 50m. Continued...


Aquatic Program Descriptions Swimmer 5 (6 years and up)

Junior swimmers shallow dive into deep water and perform in-water back somersaults. They achieve the Canadian Swim to Survive Standard: roll into deep water, tread 1 min and swim 50m. Swimmers continue to develop front and back crawl while breaststroke skills are introduced. Fitness swim is 100m.

Swimmer 6 (6 years and up)

Intermediate swimmers increase efficiency in front crawl, back crawl, and work to develop breaststroke skills. They are introduced to stride entries, scissor kick and vertical dolphin kick. They also develop strength and power by performing front and back crawl sprints. Fitness swim is 150m.

Swimmer 7 (6 years and up)

Intermediate swimmers master dolphin kick, diving off of blocks and eggbeater. They are introduced to sculling and continue to maximize efficiency in front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Fitness swim is 300m.

Swimmer 8 (8 years and up)

Swimmers rise to the challenge of advanced aquatic skills including head and foot first surface dives and a 25m obstacle swim. First aid focuses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS and treatment for bleeding. They swim lengths of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Fitness swim is 350m.

Swimmer 9 (8 years and up)

Swimmers continue stroke development with 75m swims of front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke. Lifesaving skills include a rescue with a buoyant aid and a timed object support. First aid focuses on assessment of unconscious victims, treatment of victims in shock and obstructed airway procedures. Fitness swim is 500m.

Swimmer 10 (8 years and up)

Advanced Swimmers develop each stroke over 100m. They also learn lifesaving skills such as entries with aids, and removals of unconscious victims. First aid focuses on treatment of victims with bone and joint injuries, and respiratory emergencies. Swimming drills develop a strong lifesaving foundation. Fitness swim is 600m. If your child is 11 or 12, Bronze Star is recommended instead of Swimmer 10 pending abilities.

Swim Lessons Swim Lessons Prescreening March 25 - June 21, 2019 Monday - Friday | 11:30am - 12:30pm March 30 - June 15, 2019 Saturday & Sunday | 12:00pm - 12:45pm

What Level should you register in?

Staff members will evaluate your child’s swimming abilities and recommend the appropriate level. Call 519.364.2310 x 2121 to arrange a time.

Appropriate Levels

Your child’s instructor may recommend a change in level if they feel your child is not registered in an appropriate level. Staff reserve the right to move a child if circumstances dictate.

Private & Semi-Private Lessons

Private and semi-private lessons are available for swimmers who need assistance mastering a particular skill or stroke. A few lessons with private instruction will leave the individual ready to continue with group lessons. All lessons are 30 minutes in length. To arrange private or semi-private lessons call the Aquatic Centre at 519.364.2310. Per Lesson 5 Lessons 9 Lessons Private $40.24 $139.94 $188.24 Semi-Private $33.48 $105.48 $131.83 THECOMMUNITYMAGAZINES.COM/ATMOSPHERE

Instructors & Assistant Instructors

All classes will be taught by a fully-certified Lifesaving Society Instructor. Our Instructors have spent over 200 hours taking courses and volunteering in Aquatic Instructional Programs to prepare them to teach your children.

First Lesson

In our effort to ensure that your child receives the best possible instruction, we ask that you bring your child’s most recent report card with him/her to the first session. This will help your water safety instructor tailor their classes to effectively meet the needs of each child.

Progress Evaluation

All participants in swimming lessons are evaluated on an ongoing basis through the session. Candidates who complete all of the required skills will receive a sticker.

Swimming Attire

• All patrons must wear appropriate swimming attire suitable for a public family environment. • Swimming attire is defined as clothing that is clean and used specifically for the purpose of swimming.

Did You Miss a Lesson?

Swimming lessons may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Make up lessons are not available due to participant absence. 29

Spring Aquatic Lessons Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Saturdays Code Code Code Apr. 2 - May 28 Apr. 3 - May 29 Apr. 4 - May 30 Apr. 6 - Jun. 15


Parent & Tot 1 $69.35 4 - 12 months

6:00 - 6:30pm


Parent & Tot 2 $69.35 12 - 24 months

6:00 - 6:30pm




* Lessons will be canceled April 20th and May 18th.

Parent & Tot 3 $69.35 2 - 3 years

5:30 - 6:00pm

6626 10:00 - 10:30am


6:00 - 6:30pm


5:30 - 6:00pm

6630 10:30 - 11:00am


6:00 - 6:30pm


6:00 - 6:30pm

6634 9:30 - 10:00am


10:00 - 10:30am 11:30 - 12:00pm

6642 6643

Preschool A1 $72.97 3 - 5 years

5:15 - 5:45pm 5:45 - 6:15pm

6637 6638

4:30 - 5:00pm 5:45 - 6:15pm

6639 6640

5:30 - 6:00pm


Preschool A2 $72.97 3 - 5 years

5:00 - 5:30pm 5:30 - 6:00pm

6644 6645

4:45 - 5:15pm 6:00 - 6:30pm

6646 6647

5:00 - 5:30pm

9:30 - 10:00am 6648 11:15 - 11:45am 11:45 - 12:15pm

6649 6650 6747

Preschool B 3 - 5 years


5:00 - 5:30pm


4:30 - 5:00pm 5:00 - 5:30pm

6654 6655

4:30 - 5:00pm 5:15 - 5:45pm

6656 10:45 - 11:15am 6660 11:45 - 12:15pm

Preschool C 3 - 5 years


4:30 - 5:00pm


5:30 - 6:00pm


4:45 - 5:15pm

6664 10:45 - 11:15am


Preschool D 3 - 5 years


5:30 - 6:00pm


5:00 - 5:30pm


11:00 - 11:30am


Preschool E 3 - 5 years


5:30 - 6:00pm


5:00 - 5:30pm


11:00 - 11:30am


Beginner 1 6+ years


4:45 - 5:15pm

6734 11:00 - 11:30am


Swimmer 1 6+ years


5:00 - 5:30pm


4:30 - 5:00pm 5:00 - 5:30pm

6673 6632

4:30 - 5:00pm


10:15 - 10:45am 12:00 - 12:30pm

6675 6636

Swimmer 2 6+ years


4:30 - 5:00pm 5:45 - 6:15pm

6683 6690

4:30 - 5:00pm 5:45 - 6:15pm

6684 6689

5:00 - 5:30pm 5:45 - 6:15pm

6685 10:45 - 11:30am 6687 10:30 - 11:00am

6686 6688

Swimmer 3 6+ years


4:30 - 5:00pm


4:30 - 5:00pm 5:30 - 6:00pm

6693 6698

4:30 - 5:00pm 5:45 - 6:15pm

6694 9:30 - 10:00am 6695 11:30 - 12:00pm

6696 6697

Swimmer 4 6+ years


4:30 - 5:00pm


5:45 - 6:15pm


5:15 - 5:45pm


9:30 - 10:00am 11:15 - 11:45am

6702 6703

Swimmer 5 6+ years


5:00 - 5:45pm


5:00 - 5:45pm


4:30 - 5:15pm

6706 10:00 - 10:45am


Swimmer 6 6+ years


5:00 - 5:45pm


5:00 - 5:45pm


5:00 - 5:45pm

6711 9:30 - 10:15am


Swimmer 7 6+ years


5:30 - 6:15pm


5:45 - 6:30pm


5:15 - 6:00pm

6715 10:45 - 11:30am


Swimmer 8 8+ years


5:30 - 6:15pm


5:45 - 6:30pm


5:15 - 6:00pm

6719 10:45 - 11:30am


Swimmer 9 6+ years


5:45 - 6:30pm

6721 10:00 - 10:45am


Swimmer 10 8+ years


5:45 - 6:30pm

6681 10:00 - 10:45am



6657 6658

Advanced Training & Courses

Become a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor for the Town of Hanover Bronze Star

Recommended 12 years

Bronze Medallion

Must be 13 years or have Bronze Star


It's time to start volunteering in our Learn to Swim Program. Our FREE Volunteer workshops are offered in January & June. Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid and must be 13 years of age.

Bronze Cross

Must have Medallion / Emergency First Aid

Assistant Instructor

Must be 15 years by the end of the course and have Bronze Cross

Swim Instructor & Lifesaving Instructor (LSS) Must be 16 years by the end of the course, taken Assistant Instructor & Bronze Cross


Standard First Aid + CPR C Recommended 12 years

National Lifeguard

Must be 16 years by exam date and have Standard First Aid and Bronze Cross

Register for Aquatic Leadership courses! 31

Advanced Training & Courses * No class on Monday, April 22 & Monday, May 20

Course & Description


Date & Time


March 25 - May 27 Mondays: 4:30 - 5:45pm






$264.08 Manual Included

Saturday, April 6 10:00am - 6:00pm Sunday, April 7 9:00am - 6:00pm Saturday, May 4 10:00am - 6:00pm



Friday, May 10 5:00 - 9:30pm Saturday, May 11 & 25 9:00am - 6:00pm Sunday, May 12 & 26 9:00am - 6:00pm Monday, May 27 4:30 - 8:30pm



Saturdays, April 13 & 27 2:45 - 6:30pm Sunday, April 14 2:45 - 5:30pm



Fridays, April 12 & 26 5:00 - 9:00pm Saturdays, April 13 & 27 10:00am - 7:00pm Sundays, April 14 & 28 9:00am - 6:00pm



(Including HST & Exam Fees)

Bronze Star | Basic First Aid | CPR-A

Bronze Star is the pre-bronze medallion training standard and excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants work on problem solving, decision making skills and develop water smart confidence. They learn CPR and the lifesaving skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard. Prerequisite: Able to swim 100m, recommended 12 years of age. This award is a definite asset for those who have not reached the minimum age for Bronze Medallion.

Bronze Medallion | Emergency First Aid | CPR-B

This course develops physical fitness, decision making and judgment skills for water rescue. Spinal injury management techniques are also covered. Prerequisite: 13 years of age (prior to exam) or Bronze Star award

Bronze Cross | CPR-C | Standard First Aid

This course teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures, teamwork and the use of special equipment. Spinal injury management techniques are also covered. Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion | Emergency First Aid | CPR-B

Assistant Swim Instructor with High Five

Through classroom learning and in-water practice, the Assistant Instructor course prepares candidates to help instructors with swimming and lifesaving skills. Candidates are introduced to key principles of learning and teaching while they master basic progressions. The roles and responsibilities of instructors and their assistants including the principles of healthy child development are emphasized. Candidates must complete 18 apprenticeship hours during the course. Prerequisite: 15 years of age, Bronze Cross.100% Attendance is mandatory.

Swim & Lifesaving Instructor

This course prepares you to teach and evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills found in the Lifesaving Society Swim For Life Program, as well as the Canadian Swim Patrol and Bronze Medal programs. Successful candidates will receive three certification cards: Swim for Life Instructor, Lifesaving Instructor and Emergency First Aid Instructor. Candidates will acquire proven teaching methods, planning skills, lifesaving skills and a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques. Prerequisite: Bronze Cross, Assistant Swim Instructor & 16 years of age by the end of the course.

March 25 - May 27 Mondays: 4:30 - 7:30pm Exam June 3 4:30 - 6:30pm March 25 - May 27 Mondays: 4:30 - 8:00pm Exam June 3 5:30 - 7:30pm

Pre - NL

This course is for swimmers who have completed Bronze Cross and are waiting to take their National Lifeguard (NL). This course will reinforce the water rescue skills learned in Bronze Cross and introduce the new skills that will be part of the NL program. The candidates will work in pairs as well as individuals in preparation for the next course. Prerequisite: Bronze Cross & age 14+

National Lifeguard (NL)

This intensive 40-hour course will train candidates in advanced water rescue, emergency care and aquatic supervision. Emphasis will be on accident prevention, leadership, teamwork and communication. NL is the standard lifeguarding certification across Canada.100% attendance is mandatory to complete the course. Prerequisite: Bronze Cross (need not be current), 16 years of age by the end of the course. Must hold a valid Standard First Aid certificate to register in the course.

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Advanced Training & Courses * No class on Monday, April 22 & Monday, May 20

Course & Description National Lifeguard Recertification

Lifeguards are legally required to re-certify their qualifications every two years. This clinic will update lifeguards on the latest developments in training techniques and statistical research.

Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid Recertification

Recertification candidates must hold an original Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid to be able to recertify.


Date & Time


Sunday, June 2 2:30 - 7:30pm



Sunday, June 2 8:30am - 2:00pm



(Including HST & Exam Fees)

Leadership Skills

Struggling with a specific swimming stroke or skill and need extra help with your advanced aquatic skills? Strokes are not where your Instructor Trainer needs them to be? Let your leadership staff help candidates get their strokes and skills up to the needed leadership level. Ideal for candidates in the Bronze, National Lifesaving and/or Instructors Programs.


April 6 - June 15, 2019 (Cancelled April 20 & May 18)


Saturdays | 12:00 - 12:45pm


$6.00/visit (45 minutes)

We Are Hiring!

Hanover Regional Aquatic Centre is hiring for September 2019! • Head Instructor Guards • Instructor Guards • Lifeguard in Training Prerequisite: Must have a minimum of current Bronze Cross and be willing to attain Assistant Swim Instructor. Please submit resume or complete an Aquatic Application Form. Available from Parks, Recreation & Culture office, or online at: by May 31, 2019.



Adult/Teen/Children Programs Adults/Teens/Seniors Lessons

Now is a great time to learn how to swim for fun and fitness. This program offers swimming skills/water safety instruction for adults, seniors and teens. Lessons will be designed to meet the needs of the individual. Note: ratio will be one instructor with two adults to accommodate various skill levels. Dates

April 6 - June 15, 2019 (Cancelled April 20 & May 18)


Saturdays | 12:00 - 12:30pm | Code: 6623 Saturdays | 12:15 - 12:45pm | Code: 6624



Stroke Correction

Struggling with a specific swimming stroke? Join us and work on a variety of drill-type exercises to improve your strokes. *Swimmer 4. Must be currently enrolled in swim lessons. Dates

April 6 - June 15, 2019 (Cancelled April 20 & May 18)


Saturdays | 11:45am - 12:45pm


$3.00 per visit (30 minutes)

Intro To Waterpolo

This sport focuses on Waterpolo fundamentals, swimming, treading water, throwing and most importantly FUN! Prerequisite: Ability to swim 1 length of the pool and age 7+. "Free Try It" Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 8:30 - 9:30am Dates

April 6 - June 1, 2019 (Cancelled April 20 & May 18)


Saturdays | 8:30 - 9:30am


$79.41 | Code: 6738

Saugeen Triathlon Club

Saugeen Triathlon Club (STC) is a community of multisport athletes who gather together to swim, bike and/or run in the Grey-Bruce area. Some of us train for the sake of getting a workout with friends and some of us train to fulfill big racing dreams. Maybe you’re an avid swimmer, cyclist or runner looking for a group of fellow enthusiasts. Maybe you’re just trying out your first pair of running shoes or you’re a seasoned marathoner, the STC provides the opportunity to train, network and socialize through club workouts with certified community coaches in an open and inclusive environment. STC is made up of all athletic levels and ages of participants and enthusiastic community coaches who’d love to see you give it your best effort. Come train with us for your first try-a-tri or 5 km race. Who knows, maybe putting on running shoes or cycling cleats might grow into ironman dreams?

Lifesaving Fundamentals Club

A recreational entry-level introduction to lifesaving fundamentals, with a continued focus on stroke technique. This program emphasizes healthy lifestyles, teaches team building, ethics in sport and athlete responsibility. Athletes progress at their own pace and complete skills like 400 to 1000 metre workouts, dives, flip turns, towing with a rescue tube and swimming under obstacles. Coach: Christina Schnell *Must be able to swim two lengths of the pool. "Free Try It" Night: Tuesday, March 26 | 4:30-5:30pm Dates

April 2 - June 6, 2019


Tuesdays | 6:30 - 7:30pm | Code: 6736 Thursdays | 6:30 - 7:30pm | Code: 6737


$109.12 / 1 night $174.59 / 2 nights


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Adult/Teen/Children Programs FloatFit

The hottest trend in water aerobics is here! FloatFit classes help build balance, core strength, and over all fitness in all participants. Best of all, it’s FUN! Exercises are performed in a circuit style class with controlled work and rest periods to give you an effective workout. Our certified instructors will demonstrate and help modify exercises to best suit your fitness level. Note: Participants must be comfortable in the water. It is possible to fall off of your AquaBase. You will have to enter the water to get to your AquaBase. (Preregistration is required) Not sure if FloatFit is right for you? We have two FREE Try It sessions. Registration is required as AquaBases are limited.

"Free Try It" Sessions: (Pre-registration is required) March 18, 2019 | 6:30-7:00pm or 7:00-7:30pm Note: Limited to 10 participants per session Dates

April 3 - May 1, 2019 | Code: 6748 May 8 - June 12, 2019 | Code:6749 (Cancelled May 22)


Wednesdays | 8:00-8:45pm


$52.22 per session

Youth Inline Hockey

Roller Hockey is a fast growing sport that takes a twist on the classic Canadian game. Throughout the session, our Instructor Carter will take participants through skill development drills and end with a non-competitive scrimmage between players. This program will help develop a love for the game while promoting integrity, sportsmanship, and team work. All skill levels are welcome. Roller skates, helmets and protective gear are not supplied. Dates

April 8 - May 27, 2019 (No class April 22 & May 20)


Mondays | 7:00-8:00pm


$25.00 | Code: 6592


10 - 14 years

About The Instructor: Carter Buehlow is student at Sacred Heart High School and is part of our Kamp Kummoniwannago team. He has been playing inline hockey for 10 years now and has been able to travel to China, Italy and Hawaii to play with Team Canada. He currently plays with the Rage Cats out of Detroit, Michigan in many North American tournaments.

Hanover Swim Club

Join the Hanover Swim Club and be introduced to the fundamentals of competitive swimming, build a passion and love for the sport and improve physical fitness and endurance. The program will also promote team work, ethics in sport and fair play, while building self confidence and a positive attitude. The main focus of this program is to have FUN! The program has been setup in alignment with Swimming Canada's Long Term Athlete Development plan. The head coach for this program is Katrina Carter, a NCCP Fundamentals Coach. *Must me able to swim two lengths of the pool. Dates

April 2 - June 21, 2019


1 or 2 times per week (Tuesday, Thursday or Friday)

Please visit for more information on times, cost and registration.


Youth Floor Hockey

A program that provides a fun and safe indoor environment where boys and girls ages 6 to 9 can play a noncompetitive game of floor hockey. All skill levels are welcome and hockey sticks are provided. It is strongly recommended that players wear a helmet and gloves. Dates

April 8 - May 27, 2019 (No class April 22 & May 20)


Mondays | 6:00-7:00pm


$25.00 | Code: 6593


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Children's School Break Programs 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, and participate in a variety of themed, interactive games and crafts. Pre-registration is required. Do so early to avoid disappointment! Children will be grouped into appropriate age levels. Must meet minimum and not exceed maximum age restrictions by the day of the program. Ages

4 - 10 years old


P & H Centre, Lions Den & Lounge


9:00am to 4:00pm | Supervised drop off 8:00am to 9:00am | Supervised pick up 4:00pm to 5:15pm


$41.00 per day | 3rd or more children half price on the same day (same household) $195.00 per child/week (4-7 years. Code: 6594) | $195.00 per child/week (8-10 years. Code: 6601)

March Break Camps

• Monday, March 11 | Into The Wild | 4-7 years (Code:6596) | 8-10 years (Code:6602)

A busy outdoor day. Splash in the pool, skate (optional) and then load up the bus for “Wake Up from Winter” at Sulphur Spring Conservation Area. How do animals survive the winter? An afternoon filled with games, hiking, and crafts while we warm up with hotdogs & bannock over an open fire.

• Tuesday, March 12 | Colour Me Crazy | 4-7 years (Code:6598) | 8-10 years (Code:6604)

Black, white, blue, green, red and yellow. Let’s go crazy with our favourite colours! Join us for a day of swimming, skating and crafts using all the colours of the rainbow.

• Wednesday, March 13 | Passport To Fun | 4-7 years (Code:6599) | 8-10 years (Code:6605)

Pack your bags and get ready for adventure! Float in the pool like you are on the beach in Mexico, race around the ice like you’re on the Rideau Canal (skating optional), learn a Salsa dance, and jungle crafts are sure to make you feel like you’ve gone around the world today.

• Thursday, March 14 | Kamp K Fiesta | 4-7 years (Code:6597) | 8-10 years (Code:6603)

Get ready for a Kamp K Fiesta! Play party games, break open a piñata, swimming, and skating (optional). We will end the day making homemade churros and apple nachos for snack.

• Friday, March 15 | Luck of The Irish | 4-7 years (Code:6595) | 8-10 years (Code:6600)

A St. Patrick’s Day Adventure… decorate shamrock cookies, eat green jello, join in the leprechaun fun with St. Patrick’s Day Minute to Win It! and make shamrock crafts. Don’t forget your bathing suits and skates (skating is optional)!

PA Day Program

• Friday, April 12 | Creation Nation | 4 - 7 yrs (Code: 6606) | 8 - 10 yrs (Code: 6607)

Unleash your inner artist as we create art with shaving cream, bubbles, water guns and more unusual tools. Swimming in the morning and baking Easter treats is sure to add to the fun! 36 / ATMOSPHERE

March Break Programs Road Hockey Tournament

Get your team of 5 together and come out for our Annual March Break Road Hockey Tournament. A great day of fun and physical activity. Players must be 7 to 14 years of age (must be 7 and not older than 14 by the day of the tournament). Pre-registration is required. Registration forms are available at the P & H Centre. Registration deadline is Friday, March 8th. Prizes will be awarded for Best Jersey, Best Team Name, Best Sportsmanship and more. For more information, call 519.364.2310 x 2128. Dates

Thursday, March 14, 2019


Launch Pad


$50.00 per team

March Break Skates March Break FREE Skates When: March 11 - March 15, 2019 Time: 11:00 - 11:50am

Thank you to our Sponsor, Grant's Your Independent Grocer. When: March 13, 2019 Time: 4:00 - 4:50pm Thank you to our Sponsor, Saugeen Dental


Monday, March 11 Wednesday, March 13 Friday, March 15 Junior Ages 7-9 8:00-9:00am Intermediate Ages 10-12 9:00-10:00am Senior Ages 12-17 10:00-11:00am $3.00/person. Helmets and gloves are mandatory. Full equipment is strongly recommended.


Slice of Ice Shinny Rentals

For shinny rentals during PA Days, Christmas Break, March Break or Snow Days. Shinny rate available Monday to Friday, 6:00am to 4:00pm, when booking is less than 24 hours in advance of the ice booking. $35.00 per hour + insurance + HST. Looking to rent the ice for a birthday party, group of friends or family event? We have some available ice time on Saturdays, after 9pm. Some great ‘last minute’ ice rates available: Prime Time: Last minute booking, less than 72 hours (3 days) prior to booking - $102.46 per hour + insurance fee + HST. Non Prime Time: 7 days or less of booking date - $58.58 per hour + insurance fee + HST. This is 50% off non-prime rate & opportunity to book your preferred ice time for PA days, Christmas Break or March Break.

Call 519.364.2310 x 2135 to inquire about date and time availability. Payment is required at time of booking.


Adult & Senior Programs Chair Yoga

This class will focus on stretching and strengthening the body in a simple and safe way. No need to have experience in yoga. Please wear comfortable clothing. Breathing techniques will be a part of the content of this course to help the body relax and leave the room with a clear mind. When

Mondays | March 18 - April 29 (Cancelled April 22)


10:00 - 11:00am


P & H Centre | Lions Den


$55.00 per session (Code: 6608)

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. Yoga mats are not provided. When

Thursdays | March 21 - April 25


10:00 - 11:00am


P & H Centre | Lions Den


$55.00 per session (Code: 6609)


Minds In Motion

A reputable, community based program designed for both individuals living with early to mid-stage dementias and their care partner. This 2 hour per week program offers a combination of physical, intellectual and social activities to improve brain health and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s symptoms. This program is brought to you by Hanover Parks, Recreation & Culture in partnership with Alzheimer Society of Grey Bruce. For more information or to register, call Alzheimer Society Grey Bruce at 519.376.7230. When

Tuesdays | April 16 - June 4


10:00 - 12:00pm


P & H Centre | Lions Den


$40.00 per couple (Code: 6610)

Carpet Bowling

This indoor game is similar to Lawn Bowling. It is fun, challenging and provides a chance to socialize. To play is on a drop-in basis. Just come when your schedule allows! Newcomers are always welcome! When

Tuesdays | January 8 - April 16 (Cancelled March 12)


1:00 - 3:00pm


P & H Centre | Lions Den


$2.50 per person per day

Town of Hanover Facilites & Indoor Track Facilities for Rent

Are you planning a reception, banquet, seminar or meeting? The Town of Hanover has a variety of facility rental options throughout the Town that could accommodate your next private or corporate function. Certificate of insurance required for all rentals. For more information call 519.364.2310. Discount available upon booking 5 or more room rentals. Note: Maximum capacity for rooms are subject to room setup style.

Location Civic Centre

P&H Centre



Setup Styles



Saugeen Room

30 50

Tables, Chairs, Overhead Presentation Screen, TV


Community Hall

Boardroom, Classroom, Theatre/Presentation









Lion's Den


Ice Pad


Pool (Regional Aquatic Centre)


Accessible Seating

Boardroom, Classroom, Theatre/Presentation, Round tables


Water Slide, Beach Umbrella, Tarzan Rope, Sauna, Swirlpool, Beach entry Wading Pool, 5-Lane Lap Pool. Pool is accessible.

The walking track includes varying elevations, unique views and a place to walk/run in all kinds of weather! Extended options are available by using the spectator seating area and stairs (approximately 1000 feet). Just 30 minutes of brisk walking or jogging each day can help improve mental and physical health.


Tables, Chairs, Overhead Presentation Screen, TV Tables & Chairs

Enjoy a walk or run on the P&H Centre’s 100 meter (300 feet) walking track. 18 laps on the track = 1 mile.


Track & Dryland Training Use

Our track and dryland training area is free to use by all patrons. Donations are appreciated - please deposit in donation box or drop by the Customer Service Desk. Walking track and dryland training area will be available for use during P&H Centre’s facility hours and are subject to change, which will be posted. Walk or Run : 6:00 - 8:00am Seniors Walk : 8:00 - 10:00am Stroller Time (parent & tot) : 10:00 - 12:00pm Walk or Run : 12:00pm - Close Patrons are welcome to share the track during these times but must be considerate of the use by the scheduled group. 39

Heritage Services Hanover Heritage Advisory Committee

The Heritage Committee promotes Hanover history awareness, hosts events, creates displays and documents our Town’s past through our archive collection (photos, artifacts) and physical property inventory.

Building Recognition Signs

Take a stroll downtown and look for the brass plaques on the following buildings; Rexall, Temptations, Leifso & Leifso Professional Corporation Law Office, Dutch Deli, Optical Gallery, Lyons and Company, McIntee and TD Bank. All of these properties are featured on the Hanover Historic Buildings Story Map. A virtual tour that provides a glimpse into the historical past of Hanover’s buildings. Go to: for the link.

Heritage Displays

For a glimpse into Hanover's past, view the displays created in the cases at the P & H Centre. Committee welcomes donations to our archives! If you have something that you feel is historically significant in your closets, drawers and attics, please contact us. We are looking for interesting Hanover artifacts and memorabilia that tell a piece of the story of Hanover’s past. Consider: Photos, books, postcards, awards, souvenirs, medals, pins, etc. Objects pertaining to: Military, businesses/stores, music, schools, medicine, sports, homes, churches, etc. From the eras: Early Years before 1900, New Century 1900 - 1914, World War 1 1914 - 1918, Roaring Twenties 1919 - 1929, Depression 1929 1939, World War 2 1939 - 1945, Baby Boom 1946 1966, Modern Times 1966 - onward. More Heritage initiatives information at:


Age Friendly & Senior Games Highlight / Next Steps

• Walkability results have been tabulated. Committee is reviewing and preparing a report for Council and volunteers. • Wrapping up another successful Senior Speaker Series. Thank you to all of our wonderful presenters. • We would like to welcome new and returning members to our committee. Thank you to those who previously served with us. Your hard work and dedication to this project has aided in the budding success of the Town’s Age Friendly initiative. Committee Members: Warren Dickert (Council Representative), Dorothy Adams, Tim Duivesteyn, Norma Graham, Sandra Hong, Ed Hotchkiss, Ed King & Anne Marie Shaw. The committee meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Age - Friendly updates available online at

The Age-Friendly Needs Assessment Report can be viewed in it's entirety at:

For more information contact: Laura Webb t. 519.364.231 x 2128 e.

Local Senior Games

Local 55+ Spring Fling Games offer older adults from Hanover and surrounding area a chance to compete in various activities. Our goal is to promote healthy, active lifestyles, encourage fun, fellowship, participation and some friendly competition. Cost: $4.00 per game or $10.00 for unlimited number of games; Events: Bid Euchre, Carpet Bowling, Contract Bridge, Cribbage, Crokinole, Darts, Eight Ball Billiards, Euchre, Golf, Horseshoes, Ladder Ball, Lawn Bowling, Pickle Ball, Scrabble, Shuffleboard, Solo, Swing Bowling, Washer Toss and many more! When: Events take place in April and May. A schedule of events will be available at the end of March. Typically there is one event per day to allow participants an opportunity to take part in multiple events. Events are usually 2-3 hours. Volunteers are needed for the Local Senior Games. For more information, please call: 519.364.2310 x 2128

2019 Regional Senior Games

Grey Bruce District 27 has been chosen to host the 2019 Regional Senior Games. This one day event will bring over 500+ participants to the Hanover, Walkerton, Mildmay and Paisley area. Join us August 14th to take in the over 50 different events! Players must qualify to play in the event. Register for our local and district level games for your chance to play. Want to be involved in this special event? We are looking for volunteers to assist with set up, game officiating and more! For more information, contact Laura Webb at 519.364.2310 x 2128 or by email at:



Culture & Heritage Services Hanover Civic Theatre

Our Civic Theatre has served as an arts and cultural location for over 100 years! It is located in our downtown core at 443 10th Avenue (same building as municipal offices & library). A venue that hosts a variety of musical performances, theatre productions and dance recitals.

The Civic Theatre & Community Hall provides the following features:

• Bandshell style stage with access to backstage area and lower level dressing rooms. • Tiered seating for 275 audience members. • Accessible by elevator & 4 accessible seating spaces (more spaces available but does require removing seating which reduces total audience seating to 253). • Climate controlled environment. • Lighting system (requires Town lighting operator to be hired). • Access to the Community Hall for intermission and souvenir sales.

The Theatre and Community Hall is a great location for: • Keynote speaker sessions. • Music, dance and theatre performances. • Fashion shows. • Ceremonies or events. For rental inquires, contact Hanover Parks, Recreation & Culture at 519.364.2310 x 2135.

Spring 2019 Theatre Events

For more details regarding their performances and productions, see their website. DancEnergy | March 23 | Competitive Showcase May 24 - 26 | Recital Grey Bruce Singers Concert | April 11 - 14 | Concert Community Players | April 25 - 28 | May 3 - 5 Grey Bruce School of Dance | May 11 - 12 | Recital Kerry Moore School of Dance | May 30 - June 1 | Recital JDSS June 6 - 9 | Closing Doors Musical

Back Porch Events Concert Series

March 1, 2019 The Shania Twain Experience April 5, 2019 Classic Lightfoot Live May 2, 2019 Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band


March 24, 2019 Bruce Grey Film Society | The Happy Place - Paramount Theatre


Parks, Trails & Outdoor Facilities Parks & Athletic Fields

There are a variety of outdoor parks that you can enjoy a walk, active play, read a book or have lunch. Playgrounds, park areas and trails systems are open and available for use from May 1 to October 1 annually.

Notice - Trail Bridge Closed

Trail bridges closed to all pedestrians & vehicles on South line section. Bridges 2 and 4 are closed & will remain closed until substructure restoration is completed. There is no through access on trails system to or from Conc. 2 (South Line/ cemetery road). Barriers & signs have been posted at the bridges. Thank you in advance for your cooperation & respect of these bridge barricades.

Parks & Outdoor Locations Maintained by Hanover Include: Location Hanover Park 724 7th Avenue

Skateboard / Outdoor Basketball Court 724 7 Avenue (adjacent to Hanover Park) th

Commemorative Grove

Karl "Speck" Wilken Park | 7th Avenue

Heritage Square

Description Playground, green space, canoe launch & picnic pavilion. Half pipe, mini ramp, flat quarters, quarter pipe, fun boxes, outdoor basketball court, Not Supervised - involvement and supervision of youth is the responsibility of parents & guardians. Green space & trails access.

10th Street

Amphitheatre, Labyrinth of Distinction, heritage plaques, seating areas, suitable for special events, entertainment & Eat Well Market location.

Kinsmen Ball Park

2 lighted diamonds, 1 youth diamond, washrooms and picnic pavilion.

Agricultural Park

1 lighted diamond and 1 unlit diamond.

Rail Lands Leisure Park & RC Soccer Fields

2 major pitches, 3 mini pitches, washrooms and trail access.

Rotary Dog Park

Fenced dog park, trails access, benches, potable water and natural terrain with trees.

327 17th Avenue

7th Avenue (inside raceway) 16th Avenue North


Kinette Playland | 5th Street Kinette Park | 21st Avenue North Legion "Bob Steer" Park | 640 14th Street Optimist Park | 4th Street Crescent West


Community Trails System

Access Points South Line (Concession Road 11) 7th Street & 2nd Avenue Stork Club (7th Avenue & 14th Street) Karl "Speck" Wilken Park - 7th Avenue Rail Lands Leisure Park / Soccer Feild - 16th Ave N 24th Avenue / County Road 28

11 km of trail in the Saugeen River Valley on the edge of Hanover. Enjoy great views from the pedestrian bridge over the Saugeen River (access via 16th Avenue N). Historical Trails Tour pamphlet is available at the P&H Centre.

Outdoor spaces are ‘No Smoking’ areas. Smoke Free Ontario Act - No smoking at playgrounds, sports fields and inside municipal buildings. This includes Kinsmen Ball Park, Binkley Paterson Pavilion, Agricultural Park (raceway ball diamonds), Rail Lands Leisure Park (soccer fields), RA Crawford Athletic Fields, Hanover Park Centennial Pavilion, Optimist Park, Kinette Park, Robert F. Steers Memorial Park and Hanover Tennis / Pickleball Courts. Smoking violation reports can be directed to the Grey Bruce Health Unit at 519.376.9420 or 1.800.263.3456

Tennis and Pickleball Courts

The Hanover Tennis and Pickleball Club operates the courts. Memberships (season or day passes) are required and are available from the customer service desk at the P & H Centre. Location: 600 16th Avenue | Features: 3 tennis courts, 4 pickleball courts (opened 2016), rubberized surface and court markings, lights & seating area. THECOMMUNITYMAGAZINES.COM/ATMOSPHERE



Community Organizations Airport

Saugeen Municipal Airport............................. 519.364.3220

Arts & Culture

Bruce Grey Film Society.................... Grey Bruce School of Dance Marie Bezeau............................ Grey Bruce Singers Maria Ballagh................................................. 519.378.4548 Hanover Community Players Linda Manchester.......................................... 519.364.9924 Hanover Happy Twirlers Square Dance Eric Fatum...................................................... 519.364.5625 Hanover Heritage Committee Al Morrow........................................................519.364.4810 Kerry Moore School of Dance Kerry Moore..................................................... 519.364.1155

Bruce Grey Mentorship................................... 519.506.5065 Canadian Cancer Society Bluewater Unit....1.800.430.6228 Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce.................................. 519.364.0184 Central Grey-Bruce Community...................... 519.364.7788 Cerebral Palsy Guidance................................905.522.2928 Children's Services Bruce Grey.......................519.371.4453 Community Care Grey-Bruce Access Centre.. 888.371.2112 Community Living Hanover Jill MacMillan......................................... 519.364.6100 x 205 Fifth Hanover Beavers, Cubs & Scouts.....1.888.ScoutsNow

New Millenium Quilters Guild ..............................

Girl Guides of Canada Nancy Mellish...................................................519.378.4671 Faye Moore....................................................... 519.364.5112

Queen’s Bush Chorus of Harmony Erika Rhody.................................................... 519.364.2897

Grey Bruce Public Health Unit....................... 800.263.3456

Saugeen Music School...................................519.364.6251

Hanover Columbus Centre.............................. 519.364.4722


Hanover Family Health Team David Ford....................................................... 519.506.4348

Hanover Regional Aquatic Centre................... 519.364.2310

Business Contacts

Town of Hanover Economic Development...... 519.364.2780 Downtown Improvement Area......................... 519.364.4000 Hanover Chamber of Commerce.................... 519.364.5777 Saugeen Economic Development Corp...........519.799.5750 Community Improvement Partnership (CIP)......519.506.2474

Community Organizations & Services, Local Charities

Air Cadets........................................................ 519.901.3292

Hanover Bentinck & Brant Fall Fair Doreen Schultz................................................ 519.364.4443 Heart and Stroke Foundation...........................519.371.0083 Horticultural Society Barb Fleming................................................... 519.364.3153 Hospital Auxiliary Stacey Hogg................................................... 519.364.2341 Hospital Foundation........................................ 519.364.2341 IWA Canada Local 2-500 (Office)................... 519.364.2229 Kinsmen Club.......................... Knights of Columbus Jim Zettel..........................................................519.364.4195

Alzheimer Society of Grey Bruce.....................519.376.7230 THECOMMUNITYMAGAZINES.COM/ATMOSPHERE


Community Organizations Launch Pad Youth Activity & Technology Centre....................................... 519.506.6300 Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch #130.............. 519.364.2586 Lions Club Terry Leis....................................... Masonic Lodge Hanover No. 432 GRC Al Morrow........................................................ 519.364.4810 Mental Health Team........................................ 519.888.5885 Multiple Sclerosis Society...............................800.268.7582 Ontario Early Years Centre (Hanover Site)...... 519.376.8808 Owen Sound & Area Bereavement Support Group Jessica Slater.........................................519.371.5331 x 223 Parkinson Support Carol Kraft....................................................... 519.901.0061 PROBUS Club Lorna Eadie Hocking....................................... Rotary Club Al Morrow........................................................ 519.364.4810 Royal Canadian Legion Branch #130.............. 519.364.1130 Saugeen Rail Modellers.................................. 519.364.0342 Saugeen R/C Flyers Jim Cox............................................................226.434.2239 Saugeen Stamp Club Peter Kritz.........................................................519.364.4752 Saugeen Toastmasters Trudy Baran..................................................... 519.364.4015 Senior Citizen Friendship Centre..................... 519.364.4649 Social Services Grey County...........................519.376.7324 ........................................................................ 800.265.3119 South Grey Bruce Youth Literacy Council....... 519.364.0008 St. John's Ambulance..................................... 519.364.7004 The Deck Youth Centre................................... 519.364.0423 T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) AM Classes - Phyllis Blake.............................. 519.364.4531 PM Classes - Adele Schmidt........................... 519.364.3568


Victorian Order of Nurses................................ 519.376.5895 Womens House of Grey & Bruce County Counseling Crisis Line.................................... 800.265.3026 YMCA Community & Employment Services... 519.364.3163

Festivals and Events

Canada Day........................................................519.364.2310 Carol of the Bells.................................................519.506.2474 Hanover Bentinck, Brant Fall Fair Doreen Schultz.................................................. 519.364.4443 Hanover Sights & Sounds Festival.....................519.506.2474 Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade...................................................


Amanda's Personal Training Studio....................519.506.1357 New Heights Fitness & Wellness Centre........... 519.364.2224 Class Factory..................................................... 519.506.2527


South Grey Bruce Youth Literacy Council......... 519.364.0008


Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority.............519.367.3040 Saugeen Nature................................................. 519.364.9924

Community Organizations Sports & Recreation Badminton Club Rainer Schroeder............................................... 519.364.2490 Basketball, Youth Eric Goodtimers Hockey.................................bfahrer@hurontel.on Hanover Aerials Gymnastics Club Brenda Jolly....................................................... 519.364.6576 Hanover Barons Jr. C................................ Hanover Curling Club Doris Fisher......................................................... 519.364.1816 Hanover & District Figure Skating Club..............519.364.7494 Hanover Minor Ball..........

Ontario Special Olympics..................... 1.888.333.5515 x 246 Saugeen Triathalon Club......................... Shuffleboard Ross Miller.......................................................... 519.364.5460 Snowmobile Club Chris Kanters......................................................519.379.6607 Swingbowling Bonnie Rody.......................................................519.364.1998 Volleyball, Hanover Ladies Rec League Lesia Ahrens.......................................................519.364.1944 VON SMART Exercise & Falls Prevention Program for Seniors.................519.371.5331

Hanover Minor Hockey Dan Bailey...........................................................519.374.9900 Hanover Minor Soccer Eric Obermayer................ Hanover Minor Ringette......................................519.901.2257 Hanover Mixed Slo-Pitch League Joe Allen............................................................ 519.369.2785 Hanover Raceway.............................................. 519.364.2860 Hanover Tennis & Pickleball Club Stephen Peckham.............................................. 519.364.4926 Pickleball - Murray Griffin................................... 519.364.1754 Horseshoe League, Men’s Tim Becker......................................................... 519.270.8805 Ivan Monk............................................................519.364.5106 Karate Dojo, The.................................................705.321.9177 Kung Fu, Golden Tiger School...........................519.364.0123 Lawnbowling Club Linda Allen......................................................... 519.506.4580 Legion Oldtimers Hockey Marc Kaufman................................................... 519.386.3048 Master’s Slo-Pitch League Ron Harron......................................................... 519.364.3750



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