What is the Mini REC?
Mini REC is Le REC Room’s second division & mini counterpart, though it is really not “mini” at all!
In January 2017 Le REC Room partnered up with the City of Cote Saint Luc to offer our amazing programs in this area as well as our Mont Royal location. Thus making our programming more accessible to the masses, and offering slightly different options in each.
The name we gave this second division is Mini REC!
Where is the Mini REC?
In Cote Saint Luc we work mostly out of the Cote Saint Luc Aquatic & Community Center. We have a space upstairs in the building that is a beautiful soft play area, it has 4ft high matted walls, matted floors, awesome wall panels, a 6×6 foot ball pit, a pirate ship, climbing structures, a play house, slide, and ride ons. Depending on what’s happening on any given day the space can be used open divided by a wall with the playroom on one side and the other side of the space used for snacks, art, etc.. Other days we divide the space in two and have the playroom in use, while another program like Art or Drama goes on in the other side.
We run Open Play and classes and birthday parties up there, and we also run classes and birthday parties out of other spaces in the building (multipurpose room, gymnasium, activity room, dance studio and even in Chalet 1 in Trudeau park).
What kinds of programs does the Mini REC run?
A) Guardian (mom, dad, grandparent, nanny, caretaker..) & Tot Classes (ex: Mini FUN Damentals, Art & Play, Baby Moves, Mini Moves, Baby Gym, Mini Gym, Mom & Tot Playtime, REC & Roll music class…)
B) Drop off classes (Gymkata, FUN Damentals, Dance, All Sorts of Sports…)
C) Open Play (free play in our playroom upstairs supervised by a child’s own guardian)
D) PED Day Programs & Spring Break Camps: for kids K-Gr 6, aligned with the EMSB PED days, plus extras we offer an 8am-4pm program for those days where you have to work, but the kids have no school!
E) Half Day Camp for Tots- A drop off program for 2-3 year olds to introduce them to the “camp” style experience nestled in our safe cozy space upstairs
F) Special Events: Halloween Parties, Holiday Parties, Charity Partnerships, Parents Night Out Babysitting nights, Shop N Drop daytime babysitting mornings!
E) Community Services: Our amazing partnership with the city allows us to be able to sometimes offer FREE services to community members allowing them to partake without needing childcare. For example: Offering free babysitting during community consultation meetings.
Have an idea? Let us know! We are here to serve YOU!
What’s the deal with Mini REC birthday parties?!
In order for it to be easier for clients, we manage all of the birthday party rentals for children of any age (with the exception of pool parties), so that it is an easy phone call to one direct source. We offer pre made packages including activities and animation as well as simple room rentals with an onsite manager.
Feel free to contact us any time for more info! [email protected], 514-360-8597
We could not be more excited to announce our newest collaboration:
We have worked tirelessly to create programming that you have grown to know and trust, and could not be more excited to expand our reach to the City of Cote Saint Luc! We will be offering Classes, Open Play & of COURSE Birthday Parties for children 5 & under based out of our awesome new space upstairs at the ACC as well as out of the gym, dance/fitness studio & activity room.
All dates, details and schedule as well as special event announcements to come… Look for us in early 2017!
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Contact us with any questions [email protected]
Here’s the awesome press release written by Darryl Levine with some more details:
Mini REC by Le REC Room will be coming to the City of Cote Saint Luc!
Mini R.E.C. by Le R.E.C. Room coming to Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre as city expands programs for kids
Côte Saint-Luc, December 9, 2016 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc is greatly expanding its programs for kids with more than 30 new classes and new birthday party packages coming in the new year as Mini R.E.C. by Le R.E.C. Room comes to the Aquatic and Community Centre, or ACC.
The city will be entering into a partnership with Le R.E.C. Room to run programming, drop-in play times, birthday parties, ped day programs and winter camps. This new area inside the Aquatic and Community Centre will be referred to as Mini R.E.C. by Le R.E.C. Room.
The new programming will include art, ballet, mini jazz, hip-hop, gymnastics, gymkada and other signature programs such as FUN-Damentals, Athleti-Kids, Superhero Adventure Training, and Mini Dance Party. The birthday packages include themes such as super heroes, on the farm, princesses, music and more.
“We are making an effort to offer more programming that people want for their pre-school age children,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “By partnering with Le R.E.C. Room, we are enhancing our programs for kids. This partnership will allow for kids programming 7-days-a-week, creating an atmosphere of warmth with young children and families at our city facilities.”
The city will also be reorganizing the spaces at the ACC to create a sports and fitness corridor downstairs, and a kids and teen area upstairs. The fitness room will be moving to the downstairs corridor to be closer to the locker rooms. At the upstairs corridor, the teen lounge and games rooms will move over into the former fitness room space, which has windows overlooking the indoor pools. A new kids area will be created in the former teen lounge and games room. The area will include the new Mini Gym, which is an enclosed, brightly-coloured play area for kids ages 0 to 5. Some of the table games such as foosball will be brought down to the foyer of the ACC.
“Since launching the ACC in 2011, we’ve thought about how people use the building and our programs, we’ve received feedback from the public, and we’ve performed a security audit,” Mayor Brownstein said. “That’s why we’re moving some of the spaces around to create these two distinct areas.”
People will be able to register for Mini R.E.C. by Le R.E.C. Room programs at the ACC main desk or online in the new year, once the programs are launched.
“We could not be more excited about our new partnership with the City of Côte Saint-Luc,” said creators and owners Lauren Segal and Jessica Aflalo, whose main location is at 5255 Ferrier St. “We are extremely proud of the programming we have created and cannot wait to expand our reach to this community whom we know will enjoy and benefit from it.
“Our birthday parties have been booking to capacity three months in advance and we have found ourselves turning people away. Now we have another amazing space to offer them. This fabulous new location will offer the same level of customer service and quality that people have come to know and trust, while offering exciting new packages that will work beautifully within this new space.”