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Recreation Programs in Algonquin Highlands

There's so much to do!  Recreation programs for all ages and interests are available in  Algonquin Highlands.  Please check the Activities Calendar for details.

Highlights of programs available include:

  • Arts Crafts and Antique show - Sunday, July 2, 2023 9:00am-3:00pm at the Dorset Parkette (just north of the bridge on Hwy 35).
  • Book Club (online)
  • Canada Day Event, Oxtongue Lake Community Centre - Saturday, July 1, 2023  11:00am-2:00pm
  • Coffee and Conversation (online)
  • Community garage sales, Oxtongue Lake Community Centre, Saturday, May 13, 2023 9:00am-2:00pm.  Tables available to rent for $6.00 Reserve Your Table Now
  • Chair Yoga Classes - Available online visit Activities Calendar for more details.
  • Dorset Community Pitch In Clean Up - Saturday, April 22, 2023 9-11am (meet in the Dorset Recreation Centre Parking Lot) Sign up
  • Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival 
  • Drum Circles
  • Family movie and campfire nights (summer)
  • Halloween Hike and Trunk or Treat - Dorset Lions Centennial Park, Tuesday, October 31, 2023.
  • LadiesToning Class - ONLINE CLASS
  • Line Dancing, Beginner Course - May 30-June 8, 2023 Register Now
  • Pickleball outdoors at the Stanhope Park 
  • Red Cross and Lifesaving Society Swim Program at Halls Lake (summer) 
  • Shuffleboard
  • Soccer league for children ages 4 to 11 years - REGISTRATION WILL OPEN April 24, 2023.  We are seeking Volunteer Coaches and snack bar attendents for the 2023 Season.  For more information or contact the Recreation Coordinator at 705-766-9968 or email
  • Swim Program, Elvin Johnson Park - We are currently looking for a Swim Instructor and an Assistant Swim Instructor for the 2023 season.
  • Tennis outdoors at the Stanhope Park 
  • Tai Chi
  • Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop
  • Virtual Kids Fishing Derby- Saturday, July 8, 2023, 9:30am-11:00am Register Now
  • Yoga classes (online and in the Park) - Available online visit Activities Calendar for more details.
  • Quilters and needle-workers group
  • Zumba Online Classes - Activities Calendar 
  • And more!

Keep an eye on our Activities Calendar for dates and times!

Rowan’s Law: Concussion Awareness Resources

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Contact Information

Dorset Recreation Centre
1051 Main Street, Box 99
Dorset, Ontario P0A 1E0

Phone/Fax: 705-766-9968


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Concussion Code of Conduct for Athletes
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