To encourage a spirit of community through social, sporting, cultural and recreational activities    

West Rouge Sports & Recreation Association

President’s Message
by Barbara Broadley

The West Rouge Sports and Recreation Association, now in our 58th year, was founded in February 1960. Today’s objectives have not changed much over the years.

Our aim is to organize and promote social, sporting, cultural and recreational programs and activities to encourage a spirit of community within the West Rouge area and to ensure an equal opportunity exists for all residents to participate in all programs and events.

Volunteering is an important part of a neighbourhood that continues to grow and celebrate the families living in it. Please consider volunteering on our board which would contribute to our success. We need your help!! Many of our members have been on our board for over 15 years and would love to spread the enthusiasm to you. West Rouge is a great neighbourhood with talented community members. Please contact any board member for details of our meetings etc.

The following are our annual events held at the West Rouge Community Centre:

  • January– Yuk-Yuk’s Comedy. What more can we say? Our 17th edition of Yuk Yuk’s in the West Rouge. We provide the food and atmosphere; the comedians provide the laughs. Come out for the fun. This night sells out weeks in advance. For tickets, please call Laurie Cobbett at 416 286-0750
  • March 1-3:00pm – Easter Egg Hunt. Bring out the tykes and enjoy an old tradition in and around the community centre
  • April – Family movie nights throughout the year. An evening for the kids to watch free movies. Snacks are provided so what better way is there to enjoy an April evening
  • June – Parking Lot Sale. At our first Yard Sale we had 25 vendors with a huge variety of goods displayed in the parking lot of the Community Centre. To book a space (two parking spots in size) contact Darlene Cross at 416 282-4853
  • July – Summer Concert Series. The first 3 Sundays in July we host one of them. Come and relax on a nice summer night listening to great music and enjoy a treat by the Port Union Seniors. Held at Port Union CC
  • September – West Rouge Family Day. A day filled with music, games, vendors, kids activities, food and lots of community good will.
  • October – Ron Moeser Memorial Fun Run along the waterfront trail. 5k &am; 10k events and fun for the whole family.
  • October – Children’s Halloween Party – for a couple of hours the young ones enjoy doing games and getting treats for their loot bag.
  • November – Artisan Sale. Visit each artisan’s booth for gift ideas for the holidays. To obtain a booth, pls. contact Laurie at 416-286-0750

Mark your calendar for all the above events which helps to make West Rouge one of the best places to live.

Though many of our events are free, there are some for which we charge. Funds raised go to support Family Day, Winterfest, Scholarships, Earth Day, Children’s Halloween and Easter Party, sponsorships of local hockey, soccer, baseball and lacrosse leagues and many other events.

We would like to thank the many staff at the City of Toronto’s Recreation and Parks Department for all their support in all we do and to the many sponsors that make Family Day an event unmatched elsewhere in Toronto.

Please visit our web page at www.sportsandrec.ca Watch our sign on Lawrence Avenue at Port Union for information and event news.

Our Board of Volunteers
Current West Rouge Sports and Rec. Board members are: Louise Bonnycastle, Martin Bugden, Laurie Cobbett, Darlene Cross, Gary Dale, Lynda Hansen, Rudy Kirpal, Nabil Rahmoun, Jodi Gear, Carol Klupsch, Kris Klupsch, Freda Sadri and myself, Barbara Broadley

The West Rouge Sports and Recreation Association is proud of our continued contribution to our community.