Options for parents during one-day strike
Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012 5:25PM EST
Tomorrow may not be an official day off for kids, but it might as well be.
Some facilities across the Capital are offering day camps, even hockey skills, for the day.
When staff at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre in Westboro found out teachers were walking off the job for a day, they decided to organize what they’re calling “Strike Camp.”
"Strike Camp consists of a number of different activities for the kids, the kinders will stay here on site, watch a movie in the afternoon, they'll have a Little Ray's Reptile visit in the morning. The school-aged kids are going off to Funhaven for the morning. They will come back for a movie as well. There will be lots of outdoor play, and lots of craft activities as well,” said Geoff Cass, a director at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre.
“We've opened up our centre to the kids and families affected by the strike, and we are providing all sorts of activities in a safe environment, and make sure they have a place to go while their parents are at work.”
To sign up, parents can call 613-798-8950.
Here are other options CTV Ottawa has come across:
The Loft School of Art & Dance is offering arts, crafts & dance for boys and girls from 8am-4pm.
Their number is 613-271-2757
The Homework Club in old Ottawa south is open from 8:30-6pm.
Contact Patricia Staples 613-818-3006.
Bell Sensplex is offering a one-day hockey camp.
To sign up call 613-599-0363.
With a report from CTV Ottawa's Vanessa Lee
Ottawa's Dovercourt Recreation Centre is offering day camp service to help ease burden on parents in light of legal strike action.