JPRA Board of Directors

JPRA Board of Directors

Seeking Volunteer Board Members for the Jack Purcell Recreation Association

What we do. The Jack Purcell Recreation Association ( is a non-profit, incorporated organization located off Elgin Street in downtown Ottawa. We deliver recreation and leisure programs to the residents of Centretown, in partnership with the Jack Purcell Community Centre. Our programs include fitness and art classes, community events, and after school care for close to 100 children per day, plus popular summer camps.

We need your help! We are looking for volunteers to join our 13-member Board for a one-year term. Experience and knowledge in the areas of recreation, social media marketing, website content management and/or financial management would be great asset. We also value diversity on our Board.

Your role. Board members are responsible for overseeing management and the finances of the organization, and for determining its strategic direction. We meet monthly for about two hours, currently on Monday nights.

If you’re interested to join us learn more, please contact us at: or contact our GM at We would be happy to tell you more about what we do and answer any questions you might have.

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  • Fall Registration Opening Dates

    JPRA programming
    All Programs will be open for Fall at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, August 13th.

    City of Ottawa
    Swimming and Aquafitness- Online/Touch Tone on August 13th at 9:00 p.m. In person August 14th.

    Other Programs- Online/Touch Tone on AUgust 15th at 9:00 p.m. In person August 16th.

  • Phone Line Issues

    We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our phone systems.

    Please call 613-564-1050 only for all inquiries.

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