Summer Activities with the Pinecrest Terrace Community House

This summer, kids are invited to drop by for lots of indoor and outdoor fun at the Pinecrest Terrace Community
House. Children are welcome to participate once they have completed grade one and are able to take part until
they actually begin grade nine. If you would like your child to participate in these summer programs, a parent or
guardian can fill out a Pinecrest-Queensway program registration form available at the Community House. The
last day for these summer programs for children is August 11th . Our four Summer Programs for kids are:

+Mondays Do you love reading and stories? If so, come to the Community House on Monday August 8 th at 1:00PM when special guests from the public library come in for story time and activities! Children who
are age 5 may attend with a guardian.

+Tuesdays Kids can participate in summer excursions to the Beach (August 2 nd ) and to Parliament (August 9 th ). Space is limited and excursion forms must be completed by parents ahead of time in order for kids to participate in the excursions. Details of the excursions will vary (details will be on the
excursion forms).

+Thursdays Note the time change! On August 4 th , we ask kids to please come at 1pm instead of 2pm for
a fun group activity at the community house. On August 11 th , we will offer Hair Cuts for Kids instead of
our regular kids programming.

+Fridays On Friday August 5 th , the Community House is throwing a kids’ party. Meet at the Community
House at 11:30AM for lots of fun activities! There is likely not going to be any kids program August 12 th …
if that changes, we will let the kids know.

Haircuts for Kids
On August 11 th , kids are invited to come get their hair cut by professional barbers and hair dressers who will come to the Pinecrest Terrace Community House. Haircuts are free, but children must register ahead of time (space is limited). Stay tuned for more details.

Caring and Sharing Backpack Program
Calling all Parents! The Community House wants to make back to school time a little easier. If your child needs supplies, come to the community house to register your child(ren) for a free backpack and school supplies. You are welcome to come during the registration times that are listed on the calendar. The sooner you register the better chances of receiving school supplies. The school supplies are unfortunately not guaranteed, they are available only while quantities last. All you need to bring is ID for everyone registering and proof of your address.

I Love to Play Soccer + Tournament
I Love to Play Soccer will continue until our last practice on August 8th . All children who are registered for the I Love to Play Soccer program are invited to take part in the city-wide soccer tournament on Wednesday August 10th . Kids must get excursion forms back to Community House staff in order to participate. Stay tuned for details including departure times etc. All expenses and transportation costs are provided for this event.
I Love to Swim
For kids who are registered in the I Love to Swim program on Sunday evenings, lessons will continue until the last Sunday in August (August 28th ). From August 2nd till August 12th , a daily (Mon-Fri) swim program will be offered for children. Kids enrolled in the daily swim program need to be at the community house at 2:45pm, bus transportation will be provided to and from the pool. Enrollment for both swim programs is now full.

SPARK Art group
This summer, adults are invited to work with visual artist Claudia Salguero to create a more welcoming space in our community. We will be holding this group every Wednesday at 10:00AM until the end of August. We will have some days where we will be making art both inside and outside the house. All adults are welcome and no experience is necessary. Come out and make Pinecrest Terrace more beautiful! 

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Circle
Would you like to practice your English skills this summer? If so, you are invited to join our fun and educational ESL Conversation Circle for adults. Each week facilitators will focus on a different topic. Program begins at 11:00AM. Program is free. New students welcome. Participants with all levels of English are welcome.e.

​School Year Programs

Homework Clubs / After 4 Program

"I love to" programs (City of Ottawa)
United Sisters

English as a second language CLASS
Wednesday Community Soup (Adults)
Food Bank
Computer Drop-Ins 
Snack-E-Sac Lunch Program
Community Beautification Art Projects (Adults)
Special Events (Holiday PartIEs, Canada Day, Eid Celebrations)

special events 

We often plan fun events for families in the community such as our annual holiday party, barbecues in the summer, and fun events like our recent Winter Carnival!

kids club and after 4

We have a great time at our Kids Club and After 4 Program where we provide homework help, plan fun activities and provide healthy meals!

All programs provided through Pinecrest Terrace Community House require pre-registration.  To learn more about what is offered, please contact the Community House directly at 613-596-6703.

Food Bank and soup

Food bank runs three times a week (you can check if you are in our catchment area on the Food Bank website) and we also have Community Soup every Wednesday.