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City of Ottawa to run day camps Wednesday, if schools close

The camps will be featured at community centres across the city.
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City of Ottawa flag outside of a heritage building on Elgin St., February 28, 2018. (Photo/ Mike Vlasveld)

The City of Ottawa is planning to offer day camp programs for children between the ages of four and 12 if a one-day teachers strike goes ahead, Wednesday.

The possible Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation strike will force public schools to close across the city.

The city says its camps will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at a cost of $40 per day, at the following locations:

English camps:

  • Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex - Orléans
  • St-Laurent Complex
  • Hintonburg Community Centre
  • Greenboro Community Centre
  • Rideauview Community Centre
  • Walter Baker Sports Centre
  • Richcraft Recreation Complex
  • CARDELREC Recreation Complex
  • Kanata Recreation Complex
  • Sawmill Creek Community Centre
  • Greely Community Centre
  • Manotick Community Centre

French camps:

  • Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex - Orléans
  • St-Laurent Complex
  • Sandy Hill Community Centre

Pre and post-camp care will be available, for an additional fee, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 5:30 pm at the following facilities:

  • Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex - Orléans
  • St-Laurent Complex
  • Greenboro Community Centre

Registration is now open online at or in person at city recreation facilities and Client Service Centres. 


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