The Al Ritchie Community Association offers several special events and programs throughout the year. A variety of dynamic programs are offered to meet the ever changing needs of community.

Click on the programs below for more information or check the Events page for upcoming events.

The Family Wellness program offers various classes and events geared towards families with children from 0-6 years.

Core Ritchie Gym

This is an awesome opportunity to play, share, interact and be engaged with other families while being able to use up a lot of energy in an awesome space.

Al Ritchie Community Centre

These afternoons are an awesome opportunity for hands on learning in the kitchen while baking from scratch for both parent and child (ages 3-6) to participate in together.

Prince of Whales Library

We encourage you to join us for a morning of stories, songs, fun & laughter. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit our community library & librarians.

Al Ritchie Community Centre

This is an amazing opportunity for casual time to come & play, meet other parents and enjoy all our centre has to offer.

Core Ritchie Gym

These mornings are filled with getting active while having fun, activities & games such as parachute, floor hockey, soccer, tag, to name a few! A healthy snack will be provided. Please remember to bring runners to wear! This is a funfilled morning of gym activity for ages 3-6 to get moving & grooving!

Al Ritchie Community Centre

Parents Time are afternoons of cooking, learning & supporting one another as we ven-ture into the kitchen to learn about nutrition & cook while working as a team to create different taste bud delights. Pre-Registration is required

Al Ritchie Community Center

These mornings are a wonderful opportunity for parents & children of all ages to be engaged in stories, nutrition, tasting parties, preparing & cooking. Healthy families, cook healthy food together and they start early in life. These will be a very basic & easy to learn fun mornings.

Al Ritchie Community Center

Please join us for some MESSY fun. These are funfilled mornings of scribbling, painting, gluing & cutting. Please remember it is the process not the end product, each child has a unique idea and vision of what they are creat-ing!

The Silver Threads program offers various classes, workshops and events geared to our senior population. Some of the programs include, a seniors luncheon, crafter's corner, cook & eat and Coffee Row.

(July- August, Mon- Fri )

This summer recreation and education program is offered at no cost, five days/week (Monday to Friday. This program offers a safe, educational and healthy alternatives for children to turn to during the summer months.

(Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 1pm - 4pm )

Our Community Shop is open to the public during the above hours. We have a wide range of items that are dontated for a second chance. We are always accepting donations and volunteers to manage the shop. We accept clothing, housewares including dishes, bedding, books and toys. We do not accept any furniture.

Every year in September ARCA organizes a clean up of our back alleys, we offer free pick up of garbage destined for the landfill

This program requires volunteers, if you are interested in helping out please contact the office or watch our events page for more information.

ARCA has 24 community garden plots that can be rented by community members. They are located near Cornwall School and near St. Augustine School. For more information please contact the office.

Join us March 18, 2017 in Gocki Park and Core Ritchie for an amazing afternoon filled with outdoor activities. We will be providing lunch as well as inside entertainment to warm up. Community Membership is required to participate.

Join us and our search for Easter Eggs filled with prizes and treats in Gocki Park. Come in and decorate your own Easter Eggs at the Core Ritchie. Who knows maybe you will even catch the Easter Bunny

ARCA is not able to provide all of our programs and events without the help of our wonderful Volunteers. Each year we honour our volunteers with an appreciation dinner to say Thank You.