Carman-Dufferin Recreation looks back, and ahead to 2019

Carman Dufferin Recreation is offering a few programs and classes this fall including one in the kitchen and a couple on the ice. (logo provided)

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It was a busy 2018 for Carman-Dufferin Parks and Recreation (CDR). Here’s a look back at some of the programs and events offered over the course of the year.

*Summer Day Camp provided four different field trips to children including the Assiniboine Zoo, Flying Squirrel and Golf Dome, Fun Mountain and the kids even a Winnipeg Goldeyes game.
*Carman-Dufferin Pool provided two new adult swim lessons sessions in 2018 and plan on providing the same for 2019.
*Carman Community Hall was granted monies through the Carman Area Foundation for wine glass and water goblets for use with community hall rentals.
*The Healthy-Living Together Grant provided CDR with money to provide a new drop-in Pickle Ball program located at the community hall.
*Healthy-Living Together Grant provided CDR with a grant to upgrade the basketball half-court at the Friends and Family Playground in the North End of Carman.
*The organization finished upgrading the Friends and Family Playground in the North End of town with a sauce swing and stand up teeter-totter. People are encouraged to it out in the spring.

An exciting moment for CDR was the grand opening of the new Splash Pad at King’s Park. The new water feature had a busy start to the year and it continues all the way up to September when the pad had to close for the season.

The facility was open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. It includes a number of water features for children of all ages. Carman-Dufferin Recreation is looking forward to maintaining the new attraction that was accomplished by the community-driven fundraiser.

The organization is looking forward to a busy New Year with programs planned from January to December in 2019.

CDR works hard to provide residents with the tools they need to meet their fitness goals and lead healthy and active lives and will have new classes beginning as early as January, 7th.

Registration for winter classes is available online through  Once interested applicants have accessed the site they need to create an account, if not done already. CDR offers a variety of low-cost programs and special events for youth and adults.

Skating sessions are regularly held for the general public, families, adults, parents/caregivers and children.  Public Skating and Open Hockey are free of charge to the public. CDR has skates and helmets for use. Those interested in booking the ice to host a private or community event can contact the CDR at 204-745-2684.

Facility rental rates and information for the Carman Community Hall can also be found online. The hall includes a variety of features to host community events and activities as well as private events. The facility has a large stage area, banquet area, a large kitchen to support social functions and a variety of amenities.

The Carman Dufferin Recreation is pleased to have Taya O’Brien join our team as the Programmer for a year term.  Taya will be responsible for Programming in the Recreation, as well as Secretary-Treasure for the Carman Dufferin Planning District. For all programming questions and needs, please contact Taya at your earliest convenience.

Classes/Programs in January

Thursday, January 3, 4th Annual 3-on-3 Tournament at Carman Dufferin Arena for Novice, Atom, PeeWee Teams.

Monday nights from 5:30-6:30 p.m. starting Jan. 7, 2019, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Fitness Classes will be offered at the Carman community Hall. $60 for six sessions.

Mindful Movements returns Wednesday nights from 6-6:45 p.m. starting Jan. 9 at the Carman Community Hall. $80 for eight sessions.

CDRR is partnering with Safe Communities and Stress Experts to offer Stress Management Classes
Every Tuesday evening in February starting Feb. 5 that are free of charge. 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Carman Community Hall.

Kickboxing and Formal Boxing Classes with Dr. Chuck Williams go Monday evenings. The class is a 10-week session starts January 7, 2019. There is a drop in fee of $20 paid in the office before class or online the day of class.

Pickle Ball Drop-ins are Thursday evenings starting January 3, 2019. It runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with a drop in fee of $2. Call the office for more information 204-745-2684.

Hall Walking will be back for the winter months at the hall starting Monday, Jan. 7. It runs from Monday to Thursday from 9:30-11 a.m.

Drop-In Badminton will resume at the Carman Collegiate gym on Friday nights from 7-9 p.m. starting January 18.

Adult Cooking Class – With Rita Bisht is returning to Carman Community Hall. More information will be available soon.

Please register online at

For more information call 204-745-2684 or email