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Recreation Programs and Events

Posted March 16, 2020:


Effective October 1, 2020, The Community Hub Gym has reopened for Annapolis Royal Recreation managed programs, and sport, fitness, and activity programs will be restarting during the month of October.  All programs and the management of the facility are adhering to the most current COVID-19 safety guidelines provided by Nova Scotia Health Authority, Sport Nova Scotia, and Recreation Nova Scotia.  The gym is not currently available to rent for private use or public events.  If you have any questions, please call 902-955-1205, or email


Annapolis Royal Recreation’s official mascot, “Sammy” Champlain!


Sport Programs and Fitness Classes

Annapolis Royal Recreation offers and supports a number of weekly sport and fitness opportunities for residents and visitors.

An up-to-the-minute link to the schedule is posted below the schedule, with copyable links available for easy reference. 

Power-Hour @ The Annapolis Academy Gym. 

Power Hour is set to resume mid-October 2020, please call 902-225-5556 for more information.  

Power Hour is a challenging fitness class that focuses on strength, cardio, and flexibility! Monday’s classes are designed to accommodate new participants who may be new to fitness classes, but are open to all skill levels. Leader: Jane Power-Grimm. Mondays 8:00 – 9:00pm, Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30pm, and Thursdays 6:30 -7:30pm.  Starts: Classes are currently ongoing, join anytime. $5/Class

Wellness Hour @ The Annapolis Academy Gym  

Leader: o r 902-532-0556.

Monday, tuesday 9-10AM, Wednesday 8:50-9:50AM.  More sessions to be announced soon!

Pickleball @ The Annapolis Academy Gym  

Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two, three, or four players use solid paddles  to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. Leader Jean-Louis Batiot Mondays , Wednesdays and Fridays 1:00-5:00pm.  For each 4 hour session, the first 2 hours are for “recreational play”, the second 2 hours for “competitive play”, please see below.

Starts: September 30 2019 Cost: $80/year for a up to 3x/week membership, $60 year for 2x/week membership, $50 1X Week, $4 drop in rate.  Join anytime!

  • Each session will be divided where the first 2 hours (M 1-3PM, W 1-3PM, F 1-3PM) is for recreational/friendly play, open to all and encouraging to newcomers.  The expectation for this time period is that there will not be highly aggressive, hard shots or serves, & spins, and teams should be chosen at random. And there be a sense of inclusion, skill development, and fun.
  • The second portion of each day (3-5PM) will be for more competitive play.  Here more aggressive play is welcome, and games may be played where players select their own teams if they wish.
  • All skill and fitness levels should be welcome at either portion/session.  The goal of adding this extra time is to accommodate players with the option of play whatever style of the game  they may be seeking.  Ideally, The first half of each session gives players the chance to hone their skills, then perhaps they will wish to stay and try more competitive play.  Players are welcome to start and stop play at any time during either/both sessions.
  • Introduction to Pickleball mini-classes will be offered periodically for those new to the game. Please call 902-955-1205 or email for more info.


Indoor Soccer The Annapolis Academy Gym

Leader: Katie McLean

Wednesdays 7:45 – 9:30pm Grade 9+, Starts: Late October 2020, call 902-955-1205 to confirm date

Cost: $60/year, $4 adult/$2 Student drop-in


Volleyball (Co-ed) @AWEC:

Leader: TBD

Sunday 7:00—9:00pm, Adults 18+, Program is on Hiatus until 2021 due to Covid-19

Cost: $50/year, $4 adult/$2 Student drop-in


Badminton @ AWEC:

Leader: Dale Hoyt

Thursday 7:30-9:00pm Grade 9+, Starts: Program is on Hiatus until 2021 due to Covid-19

Cost: $50/year, $4 adult/$2 Student drop-in


Competitive Table Tennis @ The Annapolis Academy

Leader: Brian Gibson, 902-532-1954.

Monday Tuesday 7:00-9:00pm , Starts October 27, 2020

Cost: $60/year, $4 adult/$2 Student drop-in


Recreational Table Tennis @ The Annapolis Academy

Leader: Rita Ernestsons

Tuesday 1:00-3:00 & Thursday 1:00-3:00pm, Starts Mid October

Cost: $60/year, $4 adult drop in


Ball Hockey @ The Annapolis Academy Gym

Leader: Alex Cranton

Thursday 8:00-9:30pm , Starts: Mid November 2020, call 902-955-1205 for more info

Cost: $50/year, $4 adult/$2 Student drop-in


Friday Night Youth Basketball Training

Leader: Ryan Scranton

Fridays 7:00PM Starting October 2020

Cost: TBD

*Please call 902-955-1205 before attending, as program/leader/gym availability may vary during school sports seasons. Due

If the costs associated with any programs are a barrier to participation, please contact Annapolis Royal Recreation to discuss options.


For up to the minute information on gym availability saved on your web browser or phone, please use this link:

For more information please contact Noah Scanlan at 902-955-1205, or email

Annapolis Royal Recreation on Facebook

Annapolis Royal Recreation has its’ own Facebook page featuring ongoing updates about recreation opportunities in Annapolis Royal, as well as fun tips and strategies for for staying healthy, fit, and happy.  Please click here to visit this page, “like”, and join this group!

The Academy Loft Climbing Gym

The Annapolis Valley Climbing Club’s new indoor rock climbing gym located at the Academy Gym.  For a complete list of their programming please find them on Facebook at, or email for information on events or becoming an AVCC member.

Walk Annapolis Royal


Annapolis Royal offers a number of different walking paths and routes for both recreation and to incorporate “active transportation” into your daily routine, all outlined in our handy map.

Walking_Map as Pdf
Or Download the brochure »

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