Community Groups

Community Groups

The Township of Zorra is taking steps to support our community's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and measures taken by Southwestern Public Health. We are monitoring our operations daily to ensure we are taking the right actions to protect our residents, employees and visitors. Visit our COVID-19 page for regular updates.


Zorra Township has a wide variety of clubs, groups, and sports available for our residents.  We do our best to keep our website updated with the most accurate contact information possible. 

If you have a Community Group that you would like us to add to our website, please email the details.  Any updated meeting or contact information can also be sent to us and we will be happy to add it to our site.

Andrew's Legacy

Raising awareness and money to buy AED's for all sports fields where children could possibly die playing a sport they love, in the name of Andrew Stoddart.  Visit the Facebook page for more information.

Ontario - yours to discover

There's lots to do in your neighbourhood and all around Ontario!  Visit the Tourism Ontario website to see what's happening!

Heroes of Zorra

A website launched in 2013 recognizes the many individuals from the Township of Zorra who have served our country from the 1860's to present day.  Whether a relative, friend or neighbour, every one of us has been touched by the realities of war.  This website is a unique resource for all of us.

Donations of any amount are appreciated!  Please make your cheque payable to The Township of Zorra and mail it to:
Heroes of Zorra
PO Box 84
Embro, ON  N0J 1J0

Visit the new Heroes of Zorra webpage!


Harrington & Area Community Association

Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 7:00pm at the Harrington Hall.  For more information, please contact Chair Philip Kerr at 519-475-0484. Send an email to HACA. Be sure to "Like" them on Facebook to stay updated on all of their events.

Thamesford Business Association

TBA meets every month or two and provides a periodic newsletter to keep the public updated on events. Visit the Thamesford website.

Embro Business Association

Contact any local Embro business owner for information about the Embro Business Association.

Service Clubs & Community Groups

Thamesford Business Association
Linda Schwientek, Co-chair
Thamesford Business Association Website

Thamesford Lion’s Club
Burton Smith, President

Thistle Theatre
Box Office 519-475-4201
Email Thistle Theatre

Embro Optimist Club
Michael Hughes, President

Kintore Optimist Club
Anna Ebert, President
Email Kintore Optimist Club President

Harrington and Area Community Association 
Philip Kerr, Chair
Email HACA

Harrington Grist Mill Restoration Project
Tim Van de Kemp, Chairman
Email Chairman

Minor Sports

Financial Assistance for Youth in Sports

Do you have a child who is interested in playing sports but you can't manage the registration fees?  Did you know that funds may be available for families that qualify?  Canadian Tire's Jumpstart program may be the answer.  Visit the Jumpstart website for more information.

Embro Sports

Embro Minor Hockey Association
Richard Donker, President
Embro Hockey Website

Zorra Skating Club
Colleen Shrigley, President
Zorra Skating Club Website

Embro Minor Ball Association
Natalie Berg, President
Email Embro Ball

Embro Minor Soccer Association
Tim and Katrina DeWit
Embro Soccer Website


Kintore Optimist Minor Soccer
Contact Information not known


Thamesford Area Minor Hockey Association
Adam Power, President
Thamesford Area Minor Hockey Website

Thamesford Jr. “D” Hockey Club
Tony Redix, President

Thamesford Minor Baseball
Jay Bruinsma, President
Thamesford Minor Ball Website

Thamesford Minor Soccer
Jocelyn Edwards, President
Thamesford Minor Soccer Website

Thamesford Recreational Men’s Slow Pitch
Jim Dos Santos, President

Thamesford NBC League
Stewart Pye, President

Other Contacts

Alzheimer's Society 519-421-2466
Beachville District Museum 519-423-6497
Caledonian Society 519-475-6765
Calithumpian Committee 519-285-2515
Canadian Blood Services 888-236-6283
Canadian Cancer Society 888-939-3333
Canadian Red Cross 519-539-0265
Children’s Aid Society, Oxford County 519-539-6176
Crime Stoppers 800-222-TIPS
Cuckoos Nest Folk Music 519-473-2099
East Nissouri History Book 519-349-2069
Embro West Zorra History Book 519-475-4443
Embro Library 519-475-4172
Embro & Zorra Agricultural Society Nicole Barnett 519-533-2208
Embro Fair Website
Fanshawe Pioneer Village 519-457-1296
Girl Guides - Thamesford 519-285-3749
Harrington & Area Community Association Chair:
Philip Kerr 519-475-0484

Hardeman, Ernie, MPP. 519-537-5222
Harrington Hall Rental Inquiries 519-310-2623 Email
Horticultural Society (Ingersoll) 519-485-1808
Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre 519-485-4691
Ingersoll Theatre of Performing Arts 519-485-3070
MacKenzie, Dave MP 519-485-5225
Ontario Early Years Programs 800-539-9800
OPP 800-265-7191
Oxford County Jr. Farmers 519-469-3281
Thamesford Block Parents 519-285-1126
Thamesford Business Association 519-285-3496
Thamesford Public Library 519-285-3219
Thamesford Snowmobile Club 519-285-5014
Township of Zorra 519-485-2490
Scouts - Thamesford 519-285-5835
Welcome Wagon 519-485-2990
Women’s Canadian Club 519-471-8924