R.E.A.L. Program – Division of Recreation

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Website: http://www.stjohns.ca/living-st-johns/recreation-and-parks/recreation-experiences-and-leisure-real-program

City of St. John’s – Division of Recreation
PO Box 908
St. John’s, NL
A1C 5M2

Tel: (709) 576-4556, (709) 576-8684 or (709) 576-2574
Fax: (709) 576-2308              Email: real@stjohns.ca


To provide recreation and leisure opportunities through the provision of program and financial assistance to as many children and youth as possible who are unable to participate in registered activities due to financial circumstances.

Target Population:

Children and youth up to age 18 who are not currently participating in other paid or funded recreation programs

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • The R.E.A.L Program is a service that matches children and with organized, registered recreational activities of their choice. The R.E.A.L. Program is administered through the City of St. John’s, Division of Recreation; however, the Program is supported and guided by the R.E.A.L. Program Steering Committee, which consists of representatives from various community and government agencies as well as interested individuals.
  • R.E.A.L Activities Include: Art, Music, Dance, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Martial Arts, Skating, Gymnastics, Swimming, Hockey, etc.
  • Program deadlines for each season are as follows: April 17 (Summer), July 17 (Fall) and Nov 17 (Winter)