We have a great chapter with lots of activities for everyone!


Meetings are held Wednesdays at the Ajax Cricket Club, 615 Monarch Ave., Ajax,  ON

Meetings are open to all members and guests (children are welcome).  It’s a great opportunity to hear about and sign up for events, meet new people, and contribute any ideas you might have.

Many of our members meet at Tim Horton’s on Harwood South after the meeting for some refreshments and conversation.


***Change to our weekly Wednesday meetings, and some explanation as to what to expect!***

It has been brought to my attention that people may not know exactly what is going on, or what to expect from a weekly Wednesday Meeting.  Here is a look at what has been going on, and where we are looking to move to going forward, as well as a little information as to what to expect. 

***Going forward***

  • 1st Wednesday of the month – Executive Meeting (7:00pm – 8:00pm)

At this time the directors are presenting their ideas to the other directors, to get feedback and set dates to ensure there is as little overlapping as possible.  It is also at this time that motions are put forward for any subsidies for such events.  The directors then vote to decide whether or not the subsidy will be provided.  We also discuss things that are happening at other chapters, conventions that might be coming up, the financial reports are brought forward, as well as any other topics pertaining to OPFA.

  • 3rd Wednesday’s of the month – FAMILY POTLUCK(6:30pm)

Going forward we will be having a themed potluck on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Ajax Cricket Club.  Please be sure to check your communications/ newsletters/ facebook/ meetup/ calendars for theme of the month.  You can sign up by contacting Tami Townsend by email tami.townsend@hotail.com  or text 647-292-1599.

For current and upcoming events, please refer to our meetup site :






1867 Valley Farm Rd, Pickering, Ontario, Canada L1V 6K7



Saturday, September 9th, 2017


Remember ALL OPFA members get in at a reduced rate of $10, regardless of what chapter you belong to, Please be sure to bring your membership card with you as ID. Guest price is $13.

Books of tickets will be available to purchase at the dance – buy 5 tickets get the 6th ticket free.

Also, for those members that have a stack of dance tickets at home, use your dance ticket to bring a guest in for $10. Either 1 full price dance ticket or, 2 1/2 price dance tickets per guest can be used. No limit.

See you all there!


**BIRTHDAY BONUS: If your birthday falls on the Friday, Saturday or Sunday of our dance weekend, you will get in ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! Valid photo ID is required**


June Activity:

Wild Things Petting Farm

Date:  Sunday June 11th

Time:  11:00am – 2:00pm

Location:  Wild Things Petting Zoo

2825 Markham , Pickering-Townline Rd, Pickering

Cost:   Children Free


Bring your picnic lunch and join us as we visit the Wild Things Petting Farm. Many new born animals to fed and hold. Visit their website http://www.wildthingspettingfarm.com

Attendance to the events is free for children up to 18 years of age.  Please submit receipt to Sharon for reimbursement

July Activity:

Cedar Park

Date:  Sunday July 23rd (to be confirmed)

Time:  10:00am – 5:00pm


6296 Cedar Park Road, Bowmanville

Cost:   Subsidy to be determined


Bring your picnic lunch and join us for a fun filled day of water and sun!

Adult prices : $13/ day

Children 12 and under: $11/ day

Children 2 and under: free

Above price includes entrance into the park and the picnic grounds and use of the large swimming pool and the childrens’ water play areas. Parking is also included.

Water slides : $7/day*** Please note:

  1. that children must be at least 48 inches tall to ride the large water slides as per government regulation. Children may not ride with an adult.
  2. swimwear with zippers, buckles, rivets, or other metal ornamentation are not permitted for use on slides.

Visit their website : https://cedarparkresort.ca/

More details to follow


June Activity: Lunch @ The Villa Sushi

Date: Saturday June 17th
Time: 11:30am-2:00pm
Location: 813 Dundas St West, Whitby
Cost:  Pay for your meal and submit receipt for subsidy. Subsidy available to the Ajax/Pickering chapter members in good standing. Amount of subsidy to be determined at executive meeting on June 7th
Details: Come out and enjoy lunch with your fellow OPFA members. Please RSVP to Sonya (sonyahardman@gmail.com) 905-440-5117 if you are coming.

July Activity: Tom Cochrane & Red Rider at the Peterborough Musicfest

Date: Saturday July 8th
Time: 7:30-10:00pm ( show starts at 8:00pm)
Location: 2 George Street North, Peterborough
Cost:  Free admission and is family friendly
Details: Bring your lawn chair and come out and enjoy an awesome band under the stars @ Del Crary Park in Peterborough. We’ll meet at the entrance and then sit all together. Car Pooling is recommended.


Volleyball to return in the fall!


3rd Wednesday of the month @ the Ajax Cricket Club –  6:30pm 


OPFA Chapter Members are invited to join us for our monthly potluck social event.  Chapter members may bring their children or a guest.  Prospective members are welcome to attend. Please RSVP  to Tami Townsend by email:  tami.townsend@hotmail.com.  Let her know you are coming and what salad, side or dessert item you will bring to share.


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11 thoughts on “Ajax-Pickering

  1. Susan

    Hi there normally my kids and I do volunteer work on Wednesdays . This will be finishing at the end of April. Do you have family activities for kids who are 18 and 16 and how do I find out about the adult only activities in the Ajax Pickering chapter. Thanks

  2. Mary Bartolo

    I was a member years ago, then was in a relationship. I have started going the dances as often as I can for the last two years. How can I become a member again. I was a member at the Co-Hope Chapter and on the board as Treasurer, which closed years ago. Thank you and I look forward to the November Dance. Mary

  3. Janice

    I would like to know if there is going to be a New Years event. I am interested in joining I am a single parent of 2 Thanks in advance Janice

  4. sonyahardman

    Hi Janice,

    I’m sorry I missed replying to your question before New Year’s Eve. There was not, in fact, any chapter event scheduled for New Years so you did not miss anything. We are hosting our monthly dance at the Pickering Recreation Complex on January 10th and it will be a “New Year” theme. I would be pleased to email you a copy of our January newsletter, which contains information for prospective members on Page 3 and a Membership Form on Page 8. I am a single mom of 1 child and have found this group to be FANTASTIC! Always so many things to do and I have made some fantastic friends! There are many advantages to Chapter Membership, including subsidized adult and child/youth activities, picnics potlucks and holiday socials, and reduced ticket prices for admission to the monthly dances. You are welcome to come out to a meeting anytime to find out more. We meet at the Ajax Cricket Club on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7pm. The 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of the month are reserved for events, and the 1st Wednesday of the month is when the Executive meets.

    I look forward to meeting you in person!
    Sonya – Social Media Coordinator

  5. Scott

    My fiancé and I are interested in going to your dance this weekend but I had some questions. 1- is there a bar? 2 she has numerous allegies, would it be ok to bring a microwaveable premade meal for her (so much easier on your cooks trust me , no sugar, no Gluten, no citrus fruits etc…) and is there a contact #? Is it limited to single parents?

  6. sonyahardman

    Hi Scott. Sorry for the delay in my reply, and I hope you were able to make it out to the dance. For benefit of future events I will answer your questions:
    1) Yes, there is a cash bar at every OPFA dance and the drink prices are VERY reasonable.
    2) Our dances are open to everyone. You DO NOT have to be a single parent to attend. We have many couples who come, as well as single people. Some have kids – some don’t.
    3) I would not think it is a problem for your fiancé to bring her own meal if she has food allergies. However, I recommend something that doesn’t require heating, if possible. Our dances are run by a small number of volunteers and they get very busy around the meal time trying to prep and put out all the food and keep everything topped up. It’s just a bit hectic for them so if possible to avoid the need to microwave that would be appreciated.

    Kind regards,

  7. sonyahardman

    Hi Millie,
    Sorry for the delayed reply to your inquiry. You are welcome to attend one of our Chapter BBQ’s to learn more about membership and meet some other members. Our next Ajax-Pickering Chapter BBQ is September 16th at 6:30pm at the Ajax Cricket Club. Please visit our Chapter webpage for more information on this and other upcoming events. New and prospective members are welcome to attend a meeting to learn more.

    I hope to meet you in person soon,
    Sonya Hardman – Publicity Coordinator

  8. Pam

    Just saw your association in the local paper. I’m not a single parent, but I was wondering if I can donate baby and toddler items and toys to any parents in need.

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