Recreation Programs

Participation in recreational programs requires the submission of a completed waiver form:


With funding from Grants Ontario, and a partnership with AO Boatwerks, Minden Hills is offering “learn to paddle” sessions on the following Sunday afternoons from 4pm-7pm for FREE!
-August 20th- flat water and white water kayaking
-August 27th- flat water and white water kayaking
– September 10th- flat water canoeing
– September 17th- flat water kayaking
Pre-registration is required, by contacting AO Boatwerks at 705-286-1492, as space is limited for each session. Participants must be 12 years of age or older and all children must be accompanied by an adult.


Year round at the S. G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena/Community Centre

Pickleball: Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Racquets are provided so all you’ll need is a clean pair of shoes. No experience required.
Cost is $2.00

Table Tennis: Monday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Minden Community Centre.
Cost is $3.00

 Bid Euchre: Thursday, and every third Sunday, afternoons from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Cost is $3.00 on Thursdays and $10.00 on Sundays.

Adult/Senior Badminton – May to August: Thursday mornings from 9:00am-12:00pm at the
S.G Nesbitt Memorial Arena.
Cost is $2.00

Ice Skating – September to April: 

Adults only: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Cost is $2.00
General Public: Sunday and Wednesday afternoons from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Cost is $2.00


March Break at the S.G Nesbitt Arena – March 13-17, 2017

If you are opting for a “stay-cation” this March Break, bring the family to the S.G Nesbitt Memorial Arena for a week of fun on the ice where there will be chances to join in on public skating, broomball and shinny.
Enough fun for the whole family to enjoy. Download the March Break 2017 Schedule for date and times.

Youth Softball

All Games are played on Monday nights starting June 12th, with most teams starting at 6:30pm, and will finish Monday August 21st. Games will be played rain or shine, but will be cancelled in the event of a Thunderstorm. Updates will be on the Township website in the event of a cancellation due to weather. If unsure, check with your child’s coach.

Please note the following dates:

Monday July 10th: Team photo day (rain date: Monday July 24th)
Monday July 17th: Ball will be cancelled due to the Blue grass festival
Monday August 7th: Ball will be cancelled due to the stat holiday
Monday August 21st: Last day of ball. BBQ hosted by the Lions Club

Open Recreation Nights – May to August 2017

Wednesday nights run from 7:00-8:00pm, choose between basketball, ball hockey and badminton. It’s a great way to stay active with friends and family during those summer nights at the S.G Nesbitt Memorial Arena. Open to all ages. Cost is $2.00.

Every participant MUST have proper protective equipment when playing (helmet, gloves, proper footwear), and a waiver signed by a parent/guardian before they are allowed to participate. The Recreational Waiver Form will be available soon.

If you would like more information on any of the above recreational programs offered within the Township, please contact Elisha Weiss at 705-286-2298 or