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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  • Zumba Make-Up

    Just a reminder there are two Zumba make-up classes:

    December 5, 2018 & December 12, 2018

  • Winter Registration Opens November 27 @ 12:00 p.m.

    Don't miss out on your favourite programs!

    Winter program registration will open on November 27th @ 12:00 p.m.

    Register online or in person at the front desk.

  • Christmas Holiday Hours

    Jack Purcell Community Centre will be closed on the following days:
    Christmas Day December 25
    Boxing Day December 26
    New Year's Day January 1

    The Centre will re-open on Wednesday January 2 and continue regular operating hours.

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