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Our mailing address is:

1 Ridge Road

Deep River, On.

K0J 1P0


We also have the SFC Drop Box on the counter at the Deep River town hall.

 2024 February 5

Who knew kicksledding could be so much fun!  Thank you to Mad River Paddle Company.







 Butter tart break! Thank you to Lee Elliott!





2024 January 29

What's coming up...


February Fitness: Tuesday mornings Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27 10:45am -11:30am
$15 (nonrefundable) per person - 4-week series.
Contact to sign up and pay. Maintain and gain more range of motion, coordination, and improve balance. We'll touch on why we should look at the nervous system to improve your overall health, how to improve your pelvic floor health, what your alignment/posture has to do with falling and more.
These will be 45 minute classes of easy, slow, and gentle movement and exercises, not aerobic exercises, with instructor Kim Knight.  


Bowling and Dinner:
February 22, 2024. Bowling from 3:30 until 5:15. Optional dinner at LONG SHOTS at 5:30, at your own expense.
Cost for bowling will be $6 (no refunds), which must be received in advance, no later than  February 16th. Payment may be made by e-transfer to: or using the SFC drop-off box at the Deep River Town Hall.
20 people are needed for this event to take place. We can accommodate a maximum of 24 people (4 people on a team /per lane).
If you would like to join us, please email: no later than Monday, January 15th.
1. confirming that you will be bowling, and
2. confirming whether, or not, you will be joining us at LONG SHOTS following bowling.
As always, we will start a cancellation list.


Did you know that there are so many different ways to stay active and have fun at the same time? Have you ever tried Lawn Bowling or Short Mat Bowling? Perhaps you might try it this fall/winter when they gather indoors in the program room of the Deep River Library.

Stay tuned while we get some info on this activity for you. Check back in a day or so.


Or what about Tai Chi? 

The Deep River Tai Chi Club Starts Another Year
The Deep River Tai Chi Club hosts beginners’ classes on Thursdays at 7:00 PM in St. Mary’s School gym and also on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM
upstairs in the Legion. Beginners can start for the next several weeks and come out on either Thursdays, or on Tuesdays, or both.
St. Mary’s is just off the highway, beside Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. The Legion is by the arena. Fees are $120 for September to
end of April. Wear loose-fitting clothes and low, flat, indoor-only shoes. A water bottle is helpful. New people are welcome to try a
class for free. Classes for second year students will be on Thursdays from 5:30 to
7:00 PM in St Mary’s gym. More advanced classes will be on Mondays from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in St Mary’s school. Students with
experience are welcome to attend more than one class per week.  Tai Chi is very popular and people all over the world practice it to
improve their health and well being. Tai Chi started as a very effective martial art in China over one thousand years ago. More recently Tai Chi has been popularized to provide fitness, health, and stress-relief to people of all ages.  Tai Chi’s slow-moving, low-impact techniques strengthen and tone the
entire body. The stances, twisting, and constant weight shifting make the legs and heart stronger while the entire body becomes more supple.  Moving slowly through the large number of postures strengthens the
core and back while improving flexibility, balance, and coordination.  Evidence is growing that this ancient discipline helps heal injuries and lessen diseases like arthritis. For more information, see Harvard Health at:
tai-chi .

Tai Chi also reduces stress, improves memory, and keeps the mind sharp because it focuses on relaxation and demands concentration to
learn the detailed motions in the Tai Chi set.
This club teaches the 108 move Yang style Tai Chi set and several Qigong forms (breathing-exercises). Also, there are push hand drills
and martial art applications for interested practitioners. The instructor, Ken Chaplin, started the Deep River Karate Club in
1977 and ran it for many years before starting the Deep River Tai Chi Club in 2008. He is a member of the Upper Ottawa Valley Tai Chi
Club in Pembroke, and trains under Tai Chi master John Oliver Peel in Bracebridge. For further information contact Ken Chaplin, 613-584-4672 or email at




2022 May 9

Indoor and Outdoor Activities

In Our Community 

(We have started a list below and are always happy to add more on your recommendations!  Just send us your suggestion/recommendation to

Cardio Drumming

Monday nights at the Lions Hall in Chalk River!! 7-8 pm!
All you need is a fitness ball, a basket and some drum sticks! I sell drum sticks for $5 a set!!
So much fun!!! Easy choreography, energetic music, amazing people and some sweat!!????????. What more could you ask for in a full body workout??❤️????
Questions?? Feel free to contact Natalie (

Pickleball -

At the Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club. Check it out; you may enjoy it!

Contact Noreen Elliot (613) 635 1347 or 

Lawn Bowling -

The club welcomes visitors and new members.

For more information contact Andrew White, President.

 Deep River Lawn Bowling Club – Let's go bowling (

Aquafit Exercise Programs -

Town of Deep River Pool

Community Pool - Recreation & Facilities - Departments - The Town of Deep River

Baila Studio -

is a good local fitness option:


Health and Fitness links