Village of Port Williams

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Port Williams Recreation Dept.  

PW Recreation Director - Laura Jacobs

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we have had to make some changes on how we deliver our programs.  The Village has reopened the Community Centre to the public and we have adopted many protocols to ensure that we are keeping the community and our staff safe.
- Laura Jacobs, Director of Recreation & Community Development

- Please wear a mask on entry into the building, once you are on your mat you can remove your mask.  We ask that you wear your mask as you leave as well.

- We ask that you use the hand sanitizer provided when you enter and exit the space.

- You will sign your name and phone number on entry (for tracking purposes)

- If you or a direct family member are unwell, please do not come to class.

Summer 2021!!

Canada Day Decorating Contest
Looking forward to celebrating our gorgeous Nation this upcoming Canada day? Show the community how proud you are to be a Canadian during these uncertain times by participating in this year's neighbourhood decorating contest! 

Community decorating competition- an invitation to decorate your house in a Canada Day theme.  Interested participants will be asked to “register” by contacting PW Rec with their address only.  Impartial judging will take place via Facebook, sharing pictures/videos of participating houses and asking the community to pick their favorite (“comment below to cast your vote”).

We will be releasing craft how to's and ideas in the lead up to the big day!

To register your house please email

Craft Night!

Join us for this 4 part craft making workshop.  Each session will offer a different craft and a new skill to learn. Sign up for just one or all 4!

Ages: 14+

Program Date: 

  • July 15th - dreamcatcher
  • July 29th - plant hanger
  • August 12th - feather macrame
  • August 26th - clay earrings


Port Williams Community Centre 
Program Fee: $25/session or $80 Bundle deal

Registration - email

Introductory Watercolour Painting Class

 The core value of these workshops will be to teach participants the fundamentals and techniques of watercolour painting. Registration fee includes watercolour paint set with brush, and paper.

1st camp: ages 14 and older
July 6, 13, 29 - 3:00 - 5:00pm

2nd camp: ages 5-13
Aug 3, 4, 5 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Registration - email

Tennis Learn to Play

Interested In learning the basic skills of tennis? Come join us at the tennis courts next to PWES for some introductory tennis lessons! These lessons will focus on the fundamentals of the game, and each participant receives a 21” racket to use during lessons and take home!

Participant Age: 8-12 

Program Date: 

  • July 26-29
  • August 23-26

Program Time: 9:30am-11am (1.5hrs)

Program Location: Tennis Courts next to PWES

Program Fee: $40

Registration - email

Small Engine Repair

Workshop style program to introduce repair skills to youth in the community.

Learn to repair small engines on small machinery such as lawnmowers, small appliances, chainsaws, and more! Instructor Stacey Robinson runs a small business locally repairing small engines. 

Participants will engage in a classroom setting initially and then move into some hands-on activities.  Be prepared to get dirty!

Instructor: Stacey Robinson

Ages 10-15

July 14 & August 25


Location: Port Williams Community Centre

Fee: $25

Registration - email 

Girls on Boards - Learn to Skate Event!

An introductory skateboarding event for female identifying youth ages 8 - 16.

We encourage you to bring your own helmet if you are able to, but we have a small number of boards and helmets to loan out!

July 14th, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Fee: pay what you can!

Registration- email


Monday @ 7:00-8:00 pm - restart June 28th (4 classes remaining)
Thursday @ 7:00-8:00pm - retart July 8th (4 classes remaining)
Chair Yoga
Wednesday @ 10:00am - restart June 30th (4 classes remaining)
Stretch and breath in this gentle yoga class- we use the chair for support in seated and standing postures, making this accesible for all levels.

Port Williams Active Living:  
This program run by students of the Acadia University Exercise Training Practicum. They focus on improving health through aerobic, flexibility and strength exercise. Seniors of all abilities are welcome!

Monday & Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm - next session starts Fall 2021

Indoor Walking Group: 
Every Monday and Thursday 9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Find your own pace and rhythm to the tunes of rock and roll. Port Williams Community Centre.


Trivia Night
Monthly community fundraiser 
Trivia nights are informal, fun, competitions where teams battle to see who has the greatest knowledge of matters trivial. General knowledge and trivial interest questions are asked by our outstanding trivia host and the winners are the team which, at the end of the night, have correctly answered the most number of questions! 

Groups and Organizations

Port Williams Scotiables Run/Walk Club:

Tuesdays @ 6:30pm and Saturdays @ 8:30am. 
We would like to welcome runners of ALL levels (beginner to hardcore) as well as walkers to our club. Membership is FREE! We meet twice a week at the Port Williams Community Centre (youth room). Come when you can, make some friends, and become part of an active community of movers. Match up your pace and goals with others in the club. Return to a common space and socialize as a group. All runners/walkers will be self directed and choose to run/walk at their own risk.

DanceTime at Port Williams
A social dance club comprised of people interested in both Standard and Latin ballroom dancing.  They meet to dance Sunday afternoons from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Port Williams Community Centre.  

Port Williams Recreation now has a Facebook page! Like our page to receive notifications for current community events and recreation programming.


Belcher Street:

Newcombe Soccer Fields (behind School)

For Facility Rental Booking/Info contact:
Laura Jacobs, Recreation Director
tel: 902-698-9086


Outdoor Rink - 1400 Belcher Street Pond

The pond is lit for night use and has a changing room. 

Collins Road:

Benedict Soccer Field

soccer field

Hwy 358/Main Street:

Port Williams Park

located at 1084 Highway 358

Upcoming Events

03 Aug 2021
06:30PM - 09:00PM

Lions Club
04 Aug 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM

10 Aug 2021
06:30PM - 09:00PM

Women's Institute
12 Aug 2021
01:00PM - 05:00PM

4H Group
13 Aug 2021
07:00PM - 10:00PM

17 Aug 2021
06:30PM - 09:00PM

Village Commission Meeting
17 Aug 2021
07:00PM - 10:00PM

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