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Programs and Activities

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Join in! Community Services offers high quality programming in Essex, Harrow and McGregor for people of all ages - preschoolers, youth, teens and adults.

To view our programs, check out our Recreation Guide (below) or visit essexconnect.ca.

Link to the rec guide page

How to register

Register online through essexconnect.ca.

During open hours, register in person at the Essex Recreation Complex or by phone - 519-776-8992.

If you have registered for courses or memberships or booked a facility with Community Services in the past, then you may already have a customer account. Forgot your login or PIN? Call 519-776-8992 for more information.

Hours of Operation

Monday 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Register early!

Courses will be cancelled 5 business days before the program start date if registration numbers do not meet the minimums required to run the course. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Program refunds

Written notification using the appropriate refund request form is required to withdraw from a program.

Written notice must be received by the Refund Clerk at least 5 business days prior to the program start date. For more information on refunds, go to the Registration Information page in the Recreation Guide.

Propose a program

Do you have the qualifications and enthusiasm needed to offer a new program. If so, we'd love to hear from you.