Country Hills Community Centre

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Some community centres have reopened for select programs

Chandler Mowat, Doon Pioneer Park, Kingsdale, Mill Courtland, and Victoria Hills Community Centres have reopened for select programs. Read more

The Region of Waterloo passed a bylaw requiring the wearing of face coverings in enclosed public spaces that is now in effect. You can learn more about the bylaw and what it means for you on the Region of Waterloo site.

Parks, trails, Kitchener Golf, Kitchener Market Saturday Farmers' Market and most outdoor facilities are open. Learn more about what's open and closed.

Read more about what's open and closed.

Country Hills Community Centre will reopen on Sept. 21. 

Located next to a park at 100 Rittenhouse Rd., Country Hills Community Centre has been a gathering place for the surrounding community since 1997. 

The centre features a double gymnasium, an outdoor sports pad and accessible playground, and three meeting rooms that are equipped to offer a variety of programs and activities.

 Programs

 Registration

All programming, including drop-in programming now requires registration. To register for programs, please visit ACTIVE Net.

 

CHRA programming

Visit Active Net to create your login information; then, register for the programs you're interested in online. Or, visit the centre to create your account and register in person. You may be asked for Photo ID when registering for activities in person.

A full list of programs can be found in the CHRA newsletter and Active Net.

Community partners programming

The Country Hills Community Centre and the CHRA partner with local organizations to provide programs and information to our community. All programs and information sessions are free to attend (unless otherwise noted) and take place at our Community Centre.

 Safety measures 
For your safety, the following procedures are in place: 
  • Access control: Public access will be controlled and limited to patrons who are registered for programs or have scheduled activities such as the use of public access computers or use of the gymnasium through the Book your Bubble program. Visitors are asked to come prepared to participate in scheduled programming as access to changerooms will be unavailable.
  • Pre-screening questions: Visitors will be required to successfully complete a series of health screening questions prior to entry.
  • Masks and face coverings: Visitors are required to wear masks upon entry and while in common areas such as lobbies, hallways or washrooms.
  • Physical distancing: Visitors are always required to maintain a physical distance of at least 2-meters from other patrons.
Book your Bubble
With the Book your Bubble program, residents can pre-book time to use a community centre gym for physical activity with their social bubble of up to 10 people. Booking gym time is free and bookings for each 45-minute time slot can be made online, in-person or by calling the centre. 

The Gymnasium time can only be used for recreational activity only. Team practices or individual coaching is not permitted.  

Book your Bubble

Please note: The name and phone number of the main contact will be collected for tracking purposes.  The booker must be 18 years or older and “the bubble” must have a minimum of 1 adult in the gym for use with under people under 16 years.  Users are required to bring their own recreational equipment. Staff will sweep and clean gym after each user group. 

 Safety for Book your Bubble participants 
  • Users will be screened by community centre staff upon entry.
  • If all users pass the initial screening, they will be required to sanitize their hands and wear a mask or face covering while inside the main building.  
  • Participants will come dressed and ready to use the gym as washrooms and changerooms are unavailable. Please note, outdoor shoes are not permitted in the gym 
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own water. The community centre’s water fountain can be made available to refill reusable bottles only.  No other outside food or drink is permitted in the centre at this time.
  • Masks will not be required during gym-time. Users will have 45-minutes to use the gym space. Once your time has finished, participants must wear their mask or face covering to exit the building through the designated exit door(s).  

 

 Events

 

News

Newsletter editor/publisher volunteer opportunity available

The Alpine Community Neighbourhood Association (ACNA) serves the area bound by Block Line Road, Homer Watson Boulevard, Strasburg Road and Ottawa Street.

The ACNA is looking for a volunteer who can create content and format a neighbourhood association newsletter. Our newsletters are about six pages and distributed up to four times a year - in March, May, September and December. Please contact the Country Hills Community Centre for more information.

 

Country Hills Recreation Association volunteer opportunities

Are you looking for an opportunity to gain employable skills and put your knowledge and experience to work? The Country Hills Recreation Association (CHRA) is looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Special events team
  • Website/social media team
  • Assisting in children/youth recreational programming (specific to a student looking for community service hours)

You choose how much time you would like to participate; our opportunities are designed to be flexible and fit into any lifestyle. For a list of volunteer opportunities, please contact the Country Hills Community Centre.

Amenities and services
  • House of Friendship outreach support - call 519-574-6504
  • Public-access computers
  • Outdoor winter rink
  • Accessible playground
  • Multi-purpose sports pad
Important dates

Fall 2020 Registration: The Fall 2020 Session runs Sept 28- Nov 20, registration opens Sept 21 at 4:00 p.m.

Rentals

Rentals are not available at this time.
Photo Gallery: Country Hills Rental Rooms will appear here on the public site.

The centre features a 4,800 square-foot multipurpose room with a fully accessible stage, making the space suitable for many types of events. With the ability to accommodate up to 300 people, the facility also has three smaller meeting rooms, and full kitchen and bar facilities suitable for cooking and serving. The centre offers plenty of free parking.

 

For more information, please contact us at 519-741-2596 or countryhillscc@kitchener.ca.

Centre hours

Centre hours for fall, winter and spring (Sept. 21 - June 30):

Monday to Friday, from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday closed

The centre is closed Sundays, but is available for rentals. 

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