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.


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The Recreation Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of 2 Community Centres, 70 acres of parkland and playground equipment, Thamesford Library, Embro Town Hall, and Harrington Community Hall.  The Recreation Department also provides support for the Zorra Recreation Advisory Committee.

Rental rates for various recreation facilities, including ice, parks, and halls are detailed in our Fees By-law. Visit our By-law page to review.

The Zorra Recreation Advisory Committee (ZRAC)

ZRAC is a group that meets eight to ten times per year to review and provide public comments on the general recreation program of the Township of Zorra.  The committee is comprised of 8 Zorra residents, 2 Township Councillors, the Mayor, the Recreation & Facilities Manager, and one Township administrative staff member.  Visit the ZRAC page of our website for more information.

Renting the Ice

We have full ice at both Embro-Zorra Community Centre and Thamesford District Recreation Centre. Ice time is granted according to our Ice Allocation Policy. Please review the Ice Allocation Policy before submitting the Ice Request form. Any inquiries can be submitted by email.

Some safety protocols have been put in place for those renting halls and ice. Please review the documents below before completing your booking request.

Arena Rental COVID-19 Protocol

Guidelines for Hall Rentals - Stage 3 Recommendations

Smoke-Free Ontario

Smoke-Free Ontario

As of January 1, 2015, it is illegal to:

  • smoke on and around children’s playgrounds and publicly owned sport fields and surfaces (e.g., areas for basketball, baseball, soccer or beach volleyball, ice rinks, tennis courts, splash pads and swimming pools that are owned by a municipality, the province or a post secondary education institution)
  • smoke on all bar and restaurant patios, whether covered or not (with an exemption for uncovered patios established by the Royal Canadian Legion – Ontario Provincial Command before November 18, 2013)
  • sell tobacco on university and college campuses (this applies to buildings that are owned and areas that are leased by a post secondary institution or student union)

For more information on smoke-free initiatives, please visit the County of Oxford website.

Resources available for you to print and post at your special event!

Smoke-Free Ontario Poster

Smoke-Free Ontario Act Report