This section profiles our programs that are aimed at keeping people active - be it in a sporting or athletic program, or a social activity such as playing cards.

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 NEW! Ultimate Indoor Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee (Indoor)
Ages 18+

Ultimate (a.k.a. Ultimate Frisbee) is a fast-paced, non-contact team sport that combines the throwing and catching skills of football with the non-stop, open field movement of soccer, and the stop/start offensive/defensive play of basketball. It is played by hundreds of thousands of people in more than 50 countries worldwide. Whether you already have multiple disc throws in your arsenal or you're just learning the game, please come out and join us indoors at the Benson Centre this season. Come and enjoy Ultimate this winter at the indoor field Benson Centre.

Program Details:

Fall Indoor Session Dates: Tuesday October 16 - December 18, 2018 (10 Weeks of Play) 
Time:  5:00 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.
Fee:    $50.00 for 10 weeks  - Drop In Fee: $8.00 per week
Location: Benson Centre Field House
Ages: 18+

Click here for Ultimate Frisbee Spring Registration Form


Christmas Ultimate


Looking to play Ultimate over the Christmas Break?

Drop In Dates:

Sunday December 23 from 7 – 8 pm
Wednesday December 26 from 7 – 8 pm
Thursday December 27 from 7 – 8 pm
Friday December 28 from 7 – 8 pm

Fee:  $5.00 per evening per person, please pay before entering fieldhouse Benson Centre Field House

Ages: 18+

 

Please note cleats are not allowed in the Fieldhouse.

For more information on the Ultimate Frisbee program, please contact 613-938-9898 x 2 or e-mail ltaillon@cornwall.ca

 

 NEW! Adult Pickleball 
Sunday Evenings 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Program Description:

If you are looking for a chance to try out the sport of pickleball, the City of Cornwall is offering an open play each Sunday evening this fall. This program goal is strictly for enjoyment, It will provide participants with the opportunity to play Pickleball with other participants of varying skills. Please Note: No formal instruction is provided and we suggest that players bring their own paddles and balls. We do have a limited number of wooden paddles if needed. Participants should wear athletic shoes with non-marking soles and comfortable clothing. Four Pickleball nets will be set up each week.


Program Details:

Dates: Sunday Evenings
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Benson Centre Indoor Court
Cost: $5.00/night drop in fee - Paid on Site - Maximum 24 players per week
Ages: 16+

For more information, please contact the Benson Centre at 613-938-9898 x2.

 NEW! Sportball - Sports Instruction for Kids 

Sportball - Sport Instruction for Kids

Winter 2018

 

A Unique Multisport Program for Children

 

Ages 16 Months to 6 Years

 

9:00 a.m.  Multisport 16 months - 30 months Free parent and child trial class for kids 16 - 30 months of age

Refine, rehearse, repeat. Multi-Sport classes are the heart of Sportball programming. Coaches focus on the basic skills common to all sports, like balance, coordination, stamina and timing in a fun, supportive, non-competitive setting that emphasizes teamwork. Each class focuses on one of eight different popular sports: hockey, soccer, football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and tennis.

 

10:00 a.m. Multisport 2 - 4 years Free parent and child class for kids 2 - 4 years of age

Sportball Parent & Child / Me & My Dad programs help pre-schoolers to refine their motor skills, such as balance and coordination, as well as develop their social skills such as confidence, following instructions, turn-taking and sharing. Coaches introduce a different sport each class using developmentally appropriate games and activities.

 

10:50 a.m.  Multisport 3.5 - 6 years Free trial class for kids 4 - 6 years of age

Refine, rehearse, repeat. Multi-Sport classes are the heart of Sportball programming. Coaches focus on the basic skills common to all sports, like balance, coordination, stamina and timing in a fun, supportive, non-competitive setting that emphasizes teamwork. Each class focuses on one of eight different popular sports: hockey, soccer, football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and tennis.

 

Sportball Winter Session:  Sunday January 13 - Sunday March 3, 2019

 

Times and Age Groups:

 

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.    Sportball Parent & Child - Multisport - 16 months to 30 months

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.  Sportball Parent & Child - Multisport - 2 to 4 years

10:50 - 11:50 a.m. Sportball Coach & Child - Multisport -  4 to 6 Years

 

Sportball Fee:  $152.55

 

Register online at sportball.ca or in person at the Benson Centre.

 

For more information contact -  mattp@sportball.ca, leave a voicemail at 1.877.774.3221 or facebook messanger us Sportball Cornwall.

 

 NEW! Nerf Battle 
New NERF battle dates coming Spring 2019!

Join us as we turn the Benson Centre fieldhouse into a battlefield where players shoot, run, duck and dodge their way around playing a variety of battle games!

Cost is $5 per player and players need to provide their own gun and eye protection. Nerf bullets will be provided.

 Gentle Yoga 

Gentle Yoga Lunch Classes

Wednesdays 12:10 - 12:40 p.m.

 

Dates:  Wednesday January 9 - Wednesday March 13, 2019 (10 Classes)

Time:   12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Site:     Cornwall Civc Complex - McLeod Room 

Cost:    $68.00 Full Session  or $8.00 drop-in fee plus hst

 

Gentle Yoga classes will focus on breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, for health and relaxation.   Hatha yoga focuses on stretching and aligning the body, and helps with the promotion of balance and flexibility. For the 10 weeks we will explore different postures, stretches and relaxation techniques.  Class is led by Farhana Meghji, who has over 10 years experience teaching yoga.  Participants will need to provide their own yoga mat.  For more program information, please call 613-938-9898 ext. 2.  Drop-in participants can pay before each class at the Cornwall Aquatic Centre.

 

Click here for Gentle Yoga Lunch Registration Form

Gentle Yoga Evening Class

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

 

Dates:  Wednesday January 9 - Wednesday March 13, 2019 (10 Classes)

Time:   6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Site:     Benson Centre Automotive Room

Cost:    $68.00 Full Session or $8.00 drop-in fee plus hst

 

Click here for Gentle Yoga Registration Form

 

Gentle Yoga classes will focus on breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, for health and relaxation.   Hatha yoga focuses on stretching and aligning the body, and helps with the promotion of balance and flexibility. For the 10 weeks we will explore different postures, stretches and relaxation techniques.  Class is led by Farhana Meghji, who has over 10 years experience teaching yoga.  Participants will need to provide their own yoga mat.  For more program information, please call 613-938-9898 ext. 2.  Drop-in participants can pay before each class at the Benson Centre.

 

For more information on the Gentle Yoga program, please contact 613-938-9898 x 2 or e-mail ltaillon@cornwall.ca

 Youth Tennis Lessons and Youth Badminton 

Youth Badminton Program
 
Winter Session: Friday January 11 - Friday March 1, 2019


A Smashing Good Time

This co-ed badminton program will offer participants a chance to play badminton in a recreational setting.  Practice makes perfect, develop your badminton skills and build your confidence all while having fun.  Program will take place on Friday evenings at the Benson Centre from 6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.   

Dates and times are subject to change.

Open to all levels of play, players must come equipped with their own racquet and indoor shoes (non-marking soles only please) 

Winter Start Date: Friday January 11 - Friday March 1, 2019 (8 Weeks) 

Time:  6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Ages: 12 - 16 years

Cost: $32.00/Each Session

Click here for Youth Badminton Program

 

Youth Indoor Tennis Lessons
Winter Session: Dates to be Announced

The Department of Planning, Parks & Recreation will be offering youth tennis lessons at the indoor court at the Benson Centre.  Join instructor Drew Poirier as he teaches players court etiquette and stroke techniques including forehand, backhand, serve, and volley.  Through skills and game play, this course will help improve the players' tennis ability and focus on sportsmanship and having fun.  For more information, please contact 613-938-9898 ext. 2 or e-mail ltaillon@cornwall.ca

The lessons will be offered in 3 age categories and are scheduled to take place on Friday evenings.   

Players must provide their own tennis racquet.  Please refer to chart below to find out your appropriate level and cost.

*Age limits are flexible based on level of play for each individual.  The instructor can assist in determining which level your child would be best suited for.

Click here for the Youth Tennis Lesson Registration Form


Youth Tennis Lessons
Winter 2019 Session - TBA

 Program Name

 Ages*

 Fee

 Min/Max   Participants

Little Racquets
 6:00 p.m. -6:55 p.m.

5 - 7 years*

 $68.00

    4 / 8 Participants

Volleys
 7:00 p.m. - 7:55 p.m.

8 - 10 years*

 $68.00

    4 / 8 Participants

Aces
 8:00 p.m. - 8:55 p.m.

11 - 14 years*

 $68.00  

    4 / 8 Participants  

 

 

 

 Social Duplicate Bridge 

Fall/Winter Session Tuesday September 18, 2018 - April 30, 2019

Players practice duplicate while enjoying a cup of coffee with friends. This is a drop-in program; once registered come as you please.

Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Benson Centre 800 Seventh Street West - Automotive Room
Cost: $25.00 (includes taxes)
Date(s): September 18, 2018 - April 30, 2019

*Please note there will be no bridge on Tuesday December 26, 2018

Click here for the Fall/Winter Bridge Registration Form

Social Duplicate Bridge Summer Session 2019

Players practice duplicate while enjoying a cup of coffee with friends. This is a drop-in program; once registered come as you please.

Date(s): TBA
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Benson Centre 800 Seventh Street West - Automotive Room
Cost: $ registration fee + $3 Instructor fee paid weekly.

Click here for Summer Bridge Registration Form (PDF)

 Adult Tennis Lessons 
Winter Session

Dates: Sunday January 20 - Saturday March 3, 2019
Location: Benson Centre Indoor Court
Cost: $70.00 PLUS TAX
Times: Please Note Starting Times For Each Group

Level 2: 11:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Level 1: 12:30 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.
Level 3: 1:30 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.

Join tennis instructor Larry MacDonell on Sundays for our adult tennis lessons.  The lessons will run for six weeks starting Sunday January 20, 2019 and will take place on the indoor court in the Benson Centre.  We offer three levels of lessons from beginner to intermediate, please see the course description below to see which level is best for you. 

Session Program Choices: 

Adult Level 1 - Sundays 12:30 p.m.  This class would be for students with little or no tennis experience. The lessons will provide participants with an introduction to the basic strokes, rules and scoring of the game. Maximum 6 participants per class, 1 hour class each week. Sundays at 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $70.00 PLUS HST

Adult Level 2 - Sundays 11:30 a.m.  Students with a little playing experience will continue to work on and improve their basic strokes, along with the rules and scoring of the game. Maximum 6 participants per class, 1 hour class each week. Sundays at 11:30 a.m. Cost: $70.00 PLUS HST

Adult Level 3 - Sundays 1:30 p.m.  These lessons are for those who can place shots with moderate success and can sustain at rally at a moderate pace. The emphasis on this course is on increasing students' fundamental knowledge and techniques using drills and matches. Maximum 6 participants per class, 1 hour class each week. Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Cost: $70.00 PLUS HST

The emphasis on this course is on increasing students' fundamental knowledge and techniques using drills and matches.  Maximum 6 participants per class, 1 hour class each week.  Cost: $70.00 inc. tax


Click here for Adult Tennis Lesson Registration Form

 

For more information regarding the adult tennis program please contact Lorne Taillon at 613-938-9898 ext. 2 or ltaillon@cornwall.ca

 Stroller Babes - Fitness For Moms and Babies
Stroller Babes focuses on intervals of power walking and running with functional strength training, followed by postnatal specific core work and flexibility. This course is led by Pre & Post-Natal Fitness Specialist Jenny Irvine. We are offering 2 winter sessions.  Classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Fieldhouse at the Benson Centre. Registration is accepted for full session, half session or daily drop-in. 

Free Trail Class on Wednesday January 9th at 9:30 a.m.
 

Program Details:  Winter Session - Begins Monday January 14, 2019 

Dates:  Monday January 14 - Wednesday February 27, 2019
            (No class on Wed. January 16 and Mon. February 18)

Time:    9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Cost:   $84.00 - 12 classes (includes HST)
           $51.00/ 6 classes (Mondays Only) (includes HST)                                                       
           $51.00/ 6 classes (Wednesdays Only) (includes HST)                                                      
           $10.00 Drop-In Fee (plus HST) Location: Field House at the Benson Centre


Program Details:

Spring Session 2019 - Begins Monday March 4, 2019

Dates:  Monday March 4 - Wednesday April 24, 2019
            (No class on Monday March 11, Wednesday March 13 and Monday April 22)

Time:    9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

Cost:     $91.00 - 13 classes (includes HST)                                  
             $51.00 -  6 classes (Mondays Only) (includes HST)                                
             $59.50 -  7 classes (Wednesdays Only) (includes HST)                                
             $10.00 Drop-In Fee (plus HST)

Click Here for Stroller Babes Registration Form

Click Here for PAR-Q Health Form

Instructor Biography: Jenny Irvine is a YMCA certified group fitness instructor with over ten years experience. She teaches a wide variety of classes which include full body sculpt, core conditioning, cardio kickboxing, cardio ball, bootcamp, step, Zumba, Hoola Hooping, and Drums Alive. Jenny is dedicated to sharing her passion of health and fitness with others; and believes that it is never too late to find a healthier you.

For more information on the Stroller Babes Program please contact Jenny Irvine at jennyachievefitness@gmail or ltaillon@cornwall.ca or call 613-938-9898 x 2.

 

 New Fitness Recreation Program Coming Soon 
HITT Fitness Starting January 2019


Program Dates: TBA
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Benson Centre Automotive Room
Cost: Full Session (Includes HST)
$9.00 Drop in Fee

Click here for Registration Form

Drums Alive Cardio Drumming - Dates to be announced

Enter a new dimension fitness at the Benson Centre with Drums Alive Cardio Drumming led by instructor Jenny Irvine. Feel and experience the pulsating rhythms, dynamic movements and powerful percussions of this new and unique high-energy dance rhythmical class. Drums Alive® is designed to burn fat, improve physical and mental fitness and above all, be fun! To learn more about Drums Alive, please visit http://www.drums-alive.com

Come ready to sweat! Wear comfortable exercise clothing and shoes. A 55" or 65" exercise ball is required. Drumsticks are provided. For more information on the Drums Alive Program or to purchase an exercise ball they can contact Jenny Irvine at jennyachievefitness@gmail.com or visit www.drums-alive.com


Program Dates: TBA
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Benson Centre Automotive Room
Cost: Full Session (Includes HST)
$9.00 Drop in Fee

Click here for Drums Alive Registration Form

 

 Adult Table Tennis 

Table Tennis Club
A Smashing Good Time
Wednesday Nights at 6:30 p.m.

Join other table tennis enthusiasts in weekly games.  Practice and improve your skills in a fun and recreational setting. All level of players welcome. Please note session runs on Wednesday evenings beginning Wednesday September 26, 2018 at 610 McConnell Avenue (Former École Jean XXIII).  Ages: 16+ unless supervised by parent or guardian.  For more information, please contact ltaillon@cornwall.ca or call 613-938-9898 ext. 2.


Program Details:
Dates:      Wednesday September 26 - May 15, 2019                  
Time:       6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location:  Former École Jean XXIII at 610A McConnell Avenue Gymnasium
Cost:        Full Season Membership: $40.00 (includes H.S.T.)  Drop in fee: $4.00 per week 

                   
Please note there will be no Table Tennis on the following dates December 26, 2017 and January 2 and  March 13, 2019

 

 Gerry Brown Spring 3 on 3 Hockey 
 Cost:      IP Divisions - $120/player or $80 for Goalies  8 Game Days Half Ice
     
          Novice to Bantam Division - $160/player or $100 for Goalies - 10 Games Full Ice 
               
Midget Division - $160/player or $100 for Goalies - 8 Games Full Ice

Register in person for the 2019 season after February 1, 2019 at the Benson Centre or Aquatic Centre

Another year of fast paced, recreational 3 on 3 co-ed hockey is just around the corner.  The Benson Centre is the place to be for 3 on 3 spring hockey for IP to Midget aged players.  The program has been in operation for a number of years and has grown from 40 to over 250 participants in 7 divisions.  3 on 3 hockey is a great way for players to develop skills, increase creativity & conditioning, and to just simply have FUN! 

All IP games are played on 1/2 ice and teams will consist of up to 10 skaters and 1 goalie per team.  Novice, Atom, Peewee and Minor Bantam and Major Bantam and Midget Divisions will play full ice and teams will consist of a maximum 10 skaters and 1 goalie.  

Our rules encourage non-stop action, with no body checking, no icing, no offside faceoffs, to keep the game flowing at a high pace.  To keep the emphasis on fair play and fun, teams are balanced for equal competition.  Teammate requests (maximum of 2) are welcomed and every effort is made to accommodate the players, but we cannot guarantee.  All players will register individually and will be placed on teams by a selection committee based on their current level of play (examples House, B, A, AA, AAA).  Volunteer on-ice coaches (IP Division) and bench coaches (All Divisions) needed for each level of play, if interested please mark accordingly on your child's registration form. 

Registration is now open for 2018 at the Benson Centre or the Cornwall Aquatic Centre.  Spaces will fill up quickly so please register early.  For more information on the Gerry Brown 3 on 3 Spring Hockey program please feel free to contact 613-938-9898 ext. 2 or ltaillon@cornwall.ca

Coaching Opportunities

A huge thank you to the volunteer coaches who donate their valuable time teaching, encouraging and cheering, to ensure that your child has a rewarding 3 on 3 hockey season.   Without the help of these coaches the league would not be able to continue.  If you are interested in volunteering to be a coach or assistant coach, please contact ltaillon@cornwall.ca or call 613-938-9898 ext. 2. 

Fun and Safe Hockey
Once again thank you for your participation in the Gerry Brown 3 on 3 Hockey Program, we estimate we will have over 300 players registered again this year.  Please remember the goal of this league is to provide all individuals an opportunity to participate in a recreational hockey league and to provide community based programs which will allow a player to participate in an environment of fun, physical exercise and fair play.  Our officials will call the game based on this premise, please respect the officials and their decisions at all times.  Physical or verbal abuse of any official, coach, or player will not be tolerated.

Balanced Teams

Each year we try and create teams in each division that are equally balanced and provide opportunities for players to play with a few friends from hockey, school or the neighbourhood.  In an effort to make each game fair, we have developed rules to help keep individual games close and competitive.  Teams are allowed to play 4 on 3 or 5 on 3, when trailing by 4 or 5 goals respectively.   Also if a goalie is facing an unbearable amount of shots the referee has the right to have goalies switch teams for the second period of play.   As a last resort team rosters MAY be subject to roster adjustments to maintain a competitive balance, if we can reach an agreement between coaches, players and families.  Please note that we will not post the scores of games on the scoreboard of more than a five goal differential. Our 3 on 3 league does not record individual or team stats throughout the year, and we only post the score while game is in progress.  

 Youth Recreational Floor Hockey 
Recreational Floor Hockey

Program dates announced soon.

If you enjoy playing floor hockey, this is the group for you. Each week participants will have fun playing floor hockey. All players must wear helmet and full face shield, as well as shin pads and gloves. Children are encouraged to bring their own sticks (no black tape on blades). Boys and girls are welcome.

For more information, please contact ltaillon@cornwall.ca or call 613-938-9898 ext. 2.

Dates: TBA Returning in 2019

Ages: 6 -8 years    Time: 6:00 p.m. - 6:55 p.m.
Ages: 9 - 10 years Time: 7:00 p.m. - 7:55 p.m.
Cost: TBA
Location: TBA

Please click here for Youth Floor Hockey Registration Form

 Youth Recreational Basketball 
Co-ed Youth Recreational Basketball
Hoop It Up

This is an instructor led program for young basketball players of all skill levels. The focus of this class will be on shooting, passing, dribbling, teamwork and more. Look for fun games each week. Boys and girls are welcome. Registration is now being accepted at the Benson Centre and the Cornwall Aquatic Centre.

For more information, please contact 613-938-9898 ext. 2 or e-mail ltaillon@cornwall.ca

Dates: Spring 2019

Ages: 6 -8 years  Time: 6:00 p.m. - 6:55 p.m.

Ages: 9 - 12 years  Time: 7:00 p.m. - 7:55 p.m.

Cost: TBA

Location: TBA


Please click here for Youth Basketball Registration Form

 Adult Badminton

Adult Badminton
Tuesday January 8 - Tuesday March 12, 2019

This programs goal is strictly for enjoyment.  It will also provide participants with the opportunity to play games with other participants of varying skills. 
 
Please Note: No instruction is provided and birdies and racquets are required.  Participants should wear athletic shoes with non-marking soles and comfortable clothing.  Four badminton courts will be set up each week.  Dates and times are subject to change.  For more information, please contact ltaillon@cornwall.ca or call 613-938-9898 ext. 2.


Program Details

Dates:  Tuesday January 8 - Tuesday March 12, 2019  (10 Weeks)
Time:  8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Benson Centre
Ages: 16+ 
Full Session Fee: $51.00 Full Session (10 weeks) HST Included
Drop-In Fee: $6.00 + HST per night/per person if space is available

 

Please click here for Adult Badminton Registration Form

 

 March Break Activities
Check back for March Break 2019 activities!

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Lorne Taillon
Leisure Arts Coordinator
800 Seventh Street West, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
T.: 613-938-9898 ext. 4012
F.: 613-938-8855
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