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Children's Programs


The Burnside Gorge Community Centre is closed on weekends (unless a program/event is confirmed to take place) and stat holidays.

Check out our Family Centre page to find out about other activities and programs for family drop-in playtime & activities for ages five and under. 

Be sure to also visit our Special Events page for info about our community and family events. 

Schedule subject to change. Please call 250-388-5251 to register for a program. 

City of Victoria LIFE credits welcome for select programs with fees. Call 250-388-5251 for more info. 

Birthday Party Rental (5-12 yrs) 

For you and 10 of your closest pals! 

Theatre rental with a movie of your choice for 90 minutes, followed by Education Centre use for 60 minutes. A total time of 2.5 hours! Parents are welcome to decorate with their own theme. Kitchen access available and tables and chairs included.    

Sat or Sun            Cost: $145/2.5 hrs 

Contact Kimberly McDermott to book your party date or for more info: 250-388-5251, ext 224 or email kimberly[at]burnsidegorge[dot]ca

KATS (Kids at Tennis)

The Society for Kids at Tennis (KATS, provides free tennis lessons and equipment to families experiencing financial barriers (application required). Using the “progressive tennis” approach recommended by Tennis Canada, the KATS program uses smaller racquets, smaller courts, lower nets and low compression balls. This approach helps kids to develop confidence in their ability to hit the ball, learn quickly, and most of all, have fun playing the sport!  Kids will be introduced to the fundamental skills which form the foundation for future development. Programs do not run on stat holidays. 

Registration is free but must be applied for in advance. Please stop by the community centre at 471 Cecelia Rd to fill out an application. For more info please phone us at 250.388.5251 during Front Desk hours. 

Location:  Banfield Park Tennis Courts, Craigflower Road                 

Tennis (5-8 yrs)

54011    M           Aug 14 – Sept 25               4pm – 5 pm                        7/Free

Tennis (9-13 yrs)

54012    M           Aug 14 – Sept 25               5pm – 6 pm                        7/Free

Musical Expressions for ages 0-4 yrs                       

Come and join us in songs while we engage a child through a mixture of free play and structure. In our classes, parents and children (0-4 yrs) alike take pleasure in the interactive nature of the classes and jointly participate in singing, instrument playing, learning manners, brain gym, accompanying song actions, baby sign language and dances with a  refreshing sense of exploration and fun. Our curriculum is based on researched methods surrounding and benefits of music infused with Music Therapy techniques. Siblings registered participants that are under 10 months attend for free. Instructor website:

54927  Tu        Sept 19 – Dec 5          10:30 am – 11:15 am  12/$144           Drop in $15.00

Burnside Gorge Licensed Preschool (3.5 – 5 yrs)

The focus is on kindergarten readiness by helping children learn the skills to make a smooth transition. Our program encourages children to develop personal independence, make creative choices and respect each other. Our preschool includes areas for: circle time, group play, learning stations and arts and crafts.  Children must be toilet trained and be at least 3.5 yrs old by September of the year they enrol. 

54928  T/W/Th           Sept 12 – Dec 14, 2017        9:00am – 12:00pm

54929  T/W/Th           Jan 9 – June 28, 2018           9:00am – 12:00pm 

2 days  $120/month

3 days  $180/month

Please phone us at 250.388.5251 to register or for more info. 

Schedule subject to change. Please call 250-388-5251 to register for a program or for the most current info. 

City of Victoria LIFE credits welcome for select programs with fees. 

The Burnside Gorge Community Association facilities are closed on stat holidays.