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Post regarding parks and recreation programs available in the Half Moon Bay community area.

Minto Recreation Complex Grand Opening is Nov. 29!

mrcbThis Saturday, November 29th at 10am, the Minto Recreation Complex will officially open its doors!

A ribbon cutting will take place at the back entrance of the building at 10 a.m., and is open to the public. At the event, residents will have the opportunity to register for programs to be offered at the facility in the winter of 2015, enjoy a complimentary skate from 10:45am to 2pm, take a tour of the pool, meeting rooms and fitness rooms, and try out different sports in the gymnasium.

Learn more about the Minto Recreation Complex

Half Moon Bay Park Rink Operator needed!

river-run-rink-croppedThe HMBCA is seeking a Rink Operator for the Half Moon Bay Park puddle rink 2014-2015 season. This a paid contract.

The Rink Operator will be responsible for flooding, snow clearing, and reporting ice conditions to the HMBCA. Water taps, hoses, and shovels will be available at the rink bunker. Operators must be 18 years of age or older (minors can assist, but must wear a helmet and always be accompanied by an adult).

If you are interested in the position, please contact Tara Shea, Director of Parks & Environment, at

The HMBCA will also be operating the boarded rink at River Run Park and the puddle rink at Freshwater Parkette. We thank our returning contractors for these parks!

Our Sneak Peek inside the Minto Recreation Complex!

An artist's rendering of the South Entrance

On Friday, September 19th, the Half Moon Bay Community Association was given a pre-opening tour of the new Minto Recreation Complex by City Councillor Jan Harder and Kevin Wherry, the Program Manager for the Complex. This 160,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, located at the corner of Greenbank & Cambrian, is an amazing addition to our community.

The energy efficient facility includes:

  • 2 NHL sized ice rinks (1 rink is accessible), 4 accessible change rooms, 4 standard change rooms, 2 alternate needs change rooms and 1 unisex referee change room
  • 6 lane, 25 metre lap pool with 3 metre and 1 metre diving boards, a Tarzan Rope and an access ramp
  • Leisure Pool with jetted seating, a Lazy River and an access ramp
  • Male, female and alternate change rooms for the pools
  • Full sized gymnasium with male and female dry fitness change rooms
  • Artificial turf sports field designed to meet CFL and FIFA design standards
  • Indoor walking track
  • Accessible weight/cardio training room
  • Multipurpose rooms
  • Café and seating areas
  • Parkette with climbing structures

The Grand Opening will be held on November 29th at 10am, with programs beginning in January 2015. Registration for programs is now open.

See the photos from our tour!

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View this album on Flickr

Help clean our part of the Capital!

cleaning-the-capital-2014When: Saturday, May 3rd starting at 9am
(Rain date May 10th)
Where: Starting at our parks

The snow is FINALLY gone, but it's revealed quite a mess. Join the HMBCA on Saturday, May 3rd to help clean up our parks and common areas!

The focus in the morning will be our parks, followed by ditches and other common areas should time permit.

Attention High School Students

Getting out and helping clean up the community is a great way to collect Volunteer Hours. Please ask an HMBCA Team Captain to fill out your paperwork.

The Plan

Team Captains will be positioned in the following areas from 9am-10am for distribution of supplies like gloves and garbage bags:

  • Half Moon Bay Park/Stormwater pond
  • River Run Park
  • Tucana Park
  • Regatta Park
  • Freshwater Park

You can show up for as much or as little time as you're available, any hands can help! Please contact Lisa Noseworthy, Director of Events, at to register. (Walk-ups on the day of are also always welcome).

A new HMB Catholic Elementary school is on the way!

Along with the announcement of a new Public Elementary school for Half Moon Bay, the Ontario Ministry of Education announced that funding for a new Catholic Elementary School has been approved for Half Moon Bay as well! Last year St. Cecilia at Greenbank Rd. & Cambrian Rd. opened with portables due to high enrolment. The new school will help alleviate that pressure.

Our Zone's OCSB Trustee Alison Baizana confirmed that the school will open in September 2016 with Kindergarten to Grade 6, and is expected to be located in the Rivermist Rd. and Dundonald Dr. area.