Ottawa – The City’s new Virtual Arts and Recreation Centre opens opportunities to get fit, learn a new language, recipe or instrument, or discover your talents with a brush and palette – virtually, right in the comfort of your home. The winter class offerings will be online at ottawa.ca/recreation on Monday, January 11, with registration starting on Thursday, January 14 at 9 pm.

A mix of short workshops and multi-week courses will begin on Monday, January 25. There will be offerings for every age group. Programs will include: 

  • Language classes (French and Spanish) 
  • Science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs (STEM)
  • Cooking classes
  • Visual arts: drawing, painting, digital arts
  • Fitness: Zumba©, bootcamp, yoga
  • Dancing: ballet, hip hop and others
  • Martial arts, Tai Chi
  • Leadership programs

Virtual classes help support everyone’s COVID-19 prevention efforts. Staying active and occupied with live-streamed, interactive classes is a perfect way to promote physical and mental well-being. 

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through FacebookTwitter and Instagram.