Adult Programs

Proudly Celebrating 50 years of Adult Recreation!

Monterey Recreation Centre is proudly celebrating 50 years or Adult Recreation this fall! The Centre provides opportunities for adults of all ages to move, learn, connect, and be engaged in the community.

Discover how weekday morning and afternoon group fitness and dance classes including, Moderate and Mild Fitness, Zumba, Nuline, and Aging Backwards can enhance your health and wellbeing. Adults 50 years + are invited to participate in a selection of clubs designed for fun and interaction. This fall Clubs include, table tennis, billiards, woodcrafters, carpet bowling, ukulele, scrabble, colour your world, art clubs and more. Meet liked minded retired adults with a zest for life, activity and connection.

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Daily Schedules

Monday

9:00am - 9:45am
Group Fitness - ModerateMonterey Recreation Centre
10:00am - 10:45am
Group Fitness - MildMonterey Recreation Centre
11:00am - 11:45am
Sit & FitMonterey Recreation Centre
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Jazzercise Low Impact*Monterey Recreation Centre

Wednesday

9:00am - 9:45am
Group Fitness - ModerateMonterey Recreation Centre
10:00am - 10:45am
Group Fitness - MildMonterey Recreation Centre
11:00am - 11:45am
Sit & FitMonterey Recreation Centre
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Jazzercise Low Impact*Monterey Recreation Centre

Thursday

8:45am - 9:30am
Group Fitness - ModerateMonterey Recreation Centre

Friday

9:00am - 9:45am
Group Fitness - ModerateMonterey Recreation Centre
11:00am - 11:45am
Group Fitness - MildMonterey Recreation Centre
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Sit & Fit

Saturday

9:30am - 10:30am
Jazzercise Low Impact*Monterey Recreation Centre

*Denotes registered program.

Facility Hours: 

Building Hours Registration Hours
Monday–Thursday 8:30am–9:00pm 8:30am–8:300pm
Friday 8:30am–4:30pm 8:30am–4:00pm
Saturday 8:45am-4:00pm 8:45am-4:00pm
Sunday  11:00am–2:00pm 11:00am–2:00pm
Statutory Holidays 1:00–4:00pm 1:00–4:00pm
Monterey Membership

For Adults 50+ years.

Restarts in September 

Memberships are on sale now.

Monterey Recreation Centre is proudly celebrating 50 years of Adult Recreation this fall! Monterey Recreation Centre provides opportunities for adults of all ages to move, learn, connect, and be engaged in the community.
The Monterey Membership allows members to take advantange of the activities, discounts and oppotunites listed here. Membership fees are paid to Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture for Club and Committee Room use.
To find out what is going on each month, take a look at the Happenings - October Edition (pdf). 

Membership Benefits at Monterey Recreation Centre (MRC)
  • 15% discount on select courses, events, and outings.
  • Volunteer Opportunities in Food Services and Reception.
  • Nursing Footcare, Volunteer Blood Pressure and Income Tax assistance for qualifying low–income Members.
  • LIFE Program–discounts for qualifying low–income participants.
  • Parking decals to extend parking for participants $13.25 +gst.
Monterey Recreation Activity Association (MRAA)

Social Clubs for Adults 50+, some clubs with additional fees. 

  • Low–income membership subsidies.
  • Access to discussion groups and free talks.
  • Volunteer Opportunities:
       –Club Representatives.
       –Fundraising that includes Bazaar,Rummage Sale, and Planned Giving with tax receipts.
  • Financial donations support MRAA and Monterey activities and furnishings.

Social Clubs Starting Fall 2021.

Please download the Monterey Membership Information and specifics for Club information by clicking here.

  1. Art 
  2. Scrabble
  3. Ukulele
  4. Table Tennis  
  5. Woodcrafters
  6. Billiards    
  7. Darts        
  8. Chorus    
  9. Stamp
  10. Cribbage        
  11. Chess        
  12. Art Club    
  13. Sing-a-long    
  14. Carpet Bowling    
  15. Agemates    
  16. Concert Band    
  17. Craft Carnival    
  18. French        
  19. Spanish
  20. Mahjong
  21. Merry Widows    
  22. Cabaret
Joint Advisory Committees
  • Centre Enhancement.
  • Special Events.
  • Ambassador Team.
  • Free Talks.
  • Marketing.
  • Volunteer Recognition.
  • Members Birthday and Sunshine Team.
How does MRAA support members?

Monterey Recreation Activity Association prides themselves in supporting their members. Annual fundraisers include the fall Bazaar and the winter Rummage Sale to raise funds. The association is always looking for gently used goods for the Bazaar and Rummage sale, please look for advertising and posters to find out when they are taking donations for each event. Financial donations are always welcome, and a Tax Donation receipt will be provided.

Code of Behaviour

Code of Behaviour at Monterey Recreation Centre

Monterey Recreation Centre is a shared environment for participants enjoying courses, MRAA clubs, drop-in activities, and volunteering. The intent of the Code of Behavior is to ensure everyone is treated fairly with respect and dignity and to ensure Monterey Recreation Centre is a safe and pleasant place for all.

The following behaviors will not be tolerated:

  • Any criminal (i.e., theft) or disruptive behaviors.
  • Any action or language that is disrespectful i.e. swearing or offensive to another’s comfort or well-being.
  • Any physical assault or threats of assault.
  • Any sexual, and/or racial abuse/slurs or harassment.
  • Any abuse of the facility and/or equipment.
  • Misuse of membership card and/or facilities.

Failure to comply with the Code of Behavior may result in being asked to leave the Centre and the possible withdrawal of membership and volunteer privileges.

Food and Beverage

Monterey Recreation Centre has a few options for you to sit and enjoy a coffee and treat or stay for lunch. Enjoy the Coffee Express or the Fern Café.

Click here for the weekly Fern Café Menu.

Fern Café and Garden Court

Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:30am -1:30pm

The café has a beautiful garden indoor seating area, and a roofed area indoors for you to enjoy conversation and lunch or a mid-morning treat with your friends. Fern Café offers fresh homemade salads, sandwiches, baked goods, coffee, and other beverages made by our in-house baker and Chef.

To pre-book Frozen Meals, please call 250-883-7162.

To receive a weekly menu by email call 250-370-7300.

Catering and Room Rentals

Room Rental availability at Monterey Recreation Centre tends to be limited due to recreation program schedules. Meeting rooms of varying sizes and fees range from 494 sq feet to 3,600 square feet with capacity from 6 to 200 people. Rentals that are in direct competition with our programs will not be accommodated. Some rooms include Wi-Fi and tv screens for presentations.

Common rentals include, strata meetings, family meetings, sports team meetings, book clubs, nonprofit meetings etc. Download the fillable pdf Room Rental Form. Once the application is complete, please email Lesley Cobus or drop off the form at Monterey Recreation Centre. 

Meeting Room rental payment is due at booking.

Contact Lesley Cobus, Monterey Recreation Centre Coordinator at lcobus@oakbay.ca or call 250-370-7303.

Community Partners

Oak Bay Volunteer Services

Located at 1442 Monterey Avenue, in the Monterey Recreation Centre.

Contact us if you or your loved ones need support. Services include:

  • Reassurance phone calls.
  • Income Tax preparation.
  • Minor household repair.
  • Driving services.
  • Visits and walks.