• Madawaska United Soccer League

    A 7v7 Co-Ed Summer League running from early May to end of August, with all games taking place in Barry’s Bay. Open to youth and adults. Click here to learn more.

  • Madawaska Valley Swim Program

    SWIM 2024

    Registration is NOW OPEN. Three ways to register:


    Session Dates
    Session 1: July 8-19 (daytime only)
    Session 2: July 22-Aug 2 (late afternoon/evening only)
    Session 3: August 5-16 (daytime only)

    2024 FEES

    One Session: $55
    Two Sessions: $95
    Three Sessions: $135
    Private Lessons: $100

    One Session: $65
    Two Sessions: $115
    Three Sessions: $170
    Private Lessons: $100

    August 19-23 2024
    Combermere Community Centre
    Registrants MUST attend every session
    $225 per person

    Bronze Star: The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Star develops swimming proficiency, lifesaving skill and personal fitness. Candidates refine their strike mechanics, acquire self-rescue skills, and apply fitness principles in training workouts. Bronze Star is excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion and provides a fun introduction to lifesaving sport.

    Prerequisite: Swim Patrol experience is recommended.

    Bronze Medallion: The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Medallion challenges the candidate both mentally and physically. Judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness – the four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze Medallion training. Candidates acquire the assessment and problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on, and around the water. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross.

    Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification.

    Bronze Cross: The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Cross begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities as assistant lifeguards. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs.

    Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid or Standard First Aid (Lifesaving Society or a training agency approved by the Ontario government).


    • E-transfer to payments@madawaskavalley.ca
    • Cash or card at the Township Office


    • Registrations after the first day of lessons are subject to a $10 late fee
    • No refunds will be issued after the second lesson
    • Payment must be received before the first lesson in order to participate
    • A resident is a ratepayer of, or child of a ratepayer of, Township of Madawaska Valley. Residents of neighbouring Townships must pay the non-resident fee.
  • Lakeshore Tennis Club

    Located on beautiful Kamaniskeg Lake, the Lakeshore Tennis Club has 2 courts for the recreational tennis player.  The Lakeshore Tennis Club Committee maintains the clubhouse throughout the summer and provides leadership and guidance in the development, promotion awareness and enhancement of tennis opportunities for the Madawaska Valley.

     Members have 24/7 access to the courts, and have exclusive use of the facility in the mornings. All are able to access the courts during the afternoons and evenings.

    To purchase a membership, you can visit the Municipal Office during regular office hours. You may also download the membership form here and email it to recreation@madawaskavalley.ca. Members of the public can access the courts at no cost by completing this online form.

    The Lakeshore Tennis Club is owned and operated by the Township, with support from the dedicated volunteers on the Lakeshore Tennis Committee. Funds from memberships are put towards eventual resurfacing of the courts, or other large capital costs.

    For more information on the Club, contact the Recreation and Community Development Coordinator at recreation@madawaskavalley.ca or 613-756-2747 ext 220.

  • Barry’s Bay and Area Minor Hockey Association

    Our local minor hockey association, a member of the Upper Ottawa Valley Minor Hockey League. For complete information, contact the Barry’s Bay and Area Minor Hockey Association.


  • Barry's Bay and Area Skating Club

    Provides quality programming for children and youth in and around Barry’s Bay. They offer PreCan, CanSkate, PreJunior, STARSkate and Adult Learn to Skate programs.

    For more information or how to register contact:

    Barry’s Bay and Area Skating Club

  • Barry's Bay and Area Soccer Club

    Local volunteers participate together to provide the Madawaska Valley with a youth soccer program. Registration is early April of each year.  Please watch for advertisements in the local paper, social media and News and Notices on the Township website.

  • Barry's Bay Triathlon

    For details on the next Triathlon/Duathlon please view their website  www.barrysbaytriathlon.com.

  • Minor Baseball

    Run by volunteers, the Madawaska Valley Minor Baseball Association program starts in early May and runs until early summer.  Home games are played in Barry’s Bay at Murray Memorial Park on Arena Road.  Ages 4-16 are welcome!  Registration is early April of each year.  Please watch for advertisements in the local paper, social media and News and Notices on the Township website.