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Recreation (Drop-in) Programs

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The OSCC55+ offers a wide variety of recreation programs, which require no registration, and are open to everyone with a participation card.

  • check the Activity Guide for exact dates, times and locations
  • on evenings and weekends proceed to the activity room and the leader of the group will assist you

Please note a basic knowledge of the game may be required. If you are interested in learning to play a new game, lessons can be arranged by contacting the Recreation and Special Events Coordinator at each Branch.

Auction 45's
This East Coast card game is new to OSCC. $2.00 to prize pool. 
Backgammon
Come and bring a friend for a game to meet new people. Free 
Badminton
Played on 2-3 gym courts. Racquet provided, or bring your own. $1.00 
Basketball
Teams decided upon arrival. One on one gameplay is also available. Free 
Billiards
Cues are provided, or bring your own. Free 
Bingo
Bingo cards are provided. $0.25 / card for prize pool. 
Book Chats
Read and come prepared to discuss preselected books
Bridge (Social)
Knowledge of game required. No partner necessary. $3.00 to prize pool. 
Bridge (Duplicate)
For experienced players. $4.00 for refreshments and Director's fees. 
Bridge (Foursome)
A friendly card game played with partners. $3.00 to prize pool. 
Camera Club
Share techniques and tips. Free. 
Canasta/Wizard
This card game is played with 3 to 6 players. New players are welcome. Free 
Canoeing
Canoe a day paddle 1-2 hrs from Oshawa. May to October. Preregistration is required. Depart from Northview Branch. Begins May 6. 
Carpet Bowling
A game played on carpets using weighted balls. Beginners welcome. Free 
Chess
Standard Game with 16 pieces per side. A basic knowledge is helpful. Free 
Choir
Singers welcome to join this performance choir.  Free
Coin Collecting
Collect or trade coins. Free 
Colouring Studio
Bring your colouring books and pencil crayons and join us for a stress free session of colouring.  Free
Cribbage
This game is played with 2-4 players.  No partner necessary. $2 to the prize pool.
Cycling
Medium distance cycling. Social not competitive. Starts May 26. Held at Northview Branch on a local path. Free 
Cycling (Beginner)
Bicycle procedures discussed. Start 5km, progress to 15km. Starts May 28. Free 
Darts
Socialize and join fun game. Baseball, Cricket, 501 etc. Beginners are welcome. Free 
Dominoes
Mexican Train, Chicken Foot are some of the games played. Free 
Drumming Circle
Bring your own drum and enjoy an open drum circle. Free 
Euchre (Bid High Low)
Enhanced knowledge of game necessary. $2.00 to prize pool. 
Euchre (Progressive)
Experience recommended. $2.00 to prize pool. 
Horseshoes
Learn how to play on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, or play with friends 5 days a week. Free 
Jam Session
Bring your musical instruments and jam with others. Free 
Mahjong
Ancient Chinese tile game. Free 
Movie & TV Picks
A mix of TV shows and movies. 
News and Views
Focused discussions on current events of the past week. Free 
Open Crafts
Share patterns, techniques and expertise. Beginners welcome. Free 
Open Games
A variety of games available. Come and play your favourite game. Free 
Pickleball (Indoor)
A game combining tennis, ping pong & badminton. Fri $2 (Beg.) 
Pickleball (Outdoor)
A game combining tennis, ping pong & badminton. $2.00 
Rikken
A card game involving tricks, trumps and bidding. Free 
Rummikub
Be the first to play all your tiles to win while having fun and meeting others. Free 
Rummoli
Played with a penny pot. Free 
Scrabble
Official rules used. Play in pairs and change partners after every game. Free 
Scribes
Bring your writing and share with fellow writers for some friendly feedback.  Beginners welcome. Free
Shuffleboard
Equipment provided. Partners not necessary. Beginners welcome. Free 
Stamp Enthusiasts
Long time collector or just starting? Beginners welcome. Free
Table Tennis
Experience an asset but not necessary. Bring own paddle. $1.00 
Tennis
Starts on May 12. Held at North Oshawa Tennis Courts. $11.30/season 
Texas Hold 'Em Poker
A style of poker with 3 chances to get a hand. Free 
Ukulele
Enjoy playing? Join our jam session! Occurs bi-weekly. Free 
Urban Pole Walking
Enhance your walking. Join others and walk paths and sidewalks. Free 
Volleyball
A fun energetic game played in the gym. Equipment and balls provided. $1.00 
Walking Indoors
Log km across Canada. Free
Walking Outdoors
Walk across Canada. Free
Walking Club Sneakers
Oshawa Centre, United Way Kiosk. Opens at 8:00am. Free
Wizard
This card game is played with 3 to 6 players. New players are welcome. Free