Calling all golfers! As the warm weather returns and the grass turns green, it means that the beginning of golf season is upon us once again. Whether you’re looking for a casual round with friends, or a more competitive experience on one of several championship courses, you can’t go wrong at any of these clubs in Durham Region.

Check out the 2016 Discovery Guide for a complete listing of golf courses in Durham Region.



Looking for ways to cheer on the home team this May? There are plenty of chances to support local athletes in Durham Region!

The Canadian High School Ultimate Championships taking place May 14 and 15 are sure to offer high-flying excitement. A special good luck goes out to Bowmanville High School and Durham United teams who are both competing in the tournament. For more details, including an event schedule, click here.

The Special Olympics Ontario Provincial High School Championships take place from June 1 to 3, and volunteers are needed! For more information on how to become a volunteer, click here.



This May, embrace your inner foodie, catch some local music, hit the trails on a mountain bike or enjoy an outdoor winery tour. These are just a few of the many ways to help welcome the warm weather back to Durham Region.

Roll into spring in high gear with the Durham Mountain Biking Association’s Pancakes in the Forest Mountain Bike Festival on May 7.

The Rotary Club of Whitby’s Gourmet Food Truck Frenzy is revving up for its annual celebration of curbside cuisine taking place on May 14 and 15 at Iroquois Park in Whitby.

Durham West Blues Fest returns to Pickering on May 28 for its third year to promote and celebrate the blues music genre, and visual arts within a fully accessible community festival.

Enjoy the start of wine touring season with the Honey Bee Orchard Blossom Walk at Archibald Orchards & Estate Winery on May 21.

For a more complete list of outdoor events visit the events calendar.



Enjoy the thrill of the chase this May on the marathon trail or kick-off the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s season on the tarmac. Either way you’re sure to feel the ferocious speed in Durham Region.

The Castrol Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend will get Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s racing season underway, May 20 to 22, with the roaring stock cars of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, as well as all classes of the Pirelli World Challenge Championship, highlighting the unofficial kick-off to the summer season.

Whitby International North’s (WIN) seventh annual WIN Marathon is now open for registration! The run takes place at Heydenshore Pavilion in Whitby on May 22. There are a variety of levels ranging from a full marathon to a five kilometre walk. For more details, and to register, click here.

For a more complete list of races and events happening this May, visit the events calendar.

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Special Olympians coming in June

Durham Region has a special spot in its heart for Special Olympians. So, we couldn’t be happier to be hosting Special Olympics Ontario’s Provincial School Championships from June 1 to 3.

The championships will attract close to 800 athletes and coaches from across the province for events and ceremonies held at Durham College and the Oshawa Civic Recreation Complex.

Athletes and teams have qualified throughout the school year at one of 52 regional qualifiers held in all four corners of Ontario. Athletes will be competing in basketball, soccer, bocce, floor hockey, and track and field.

There will be two days of competition, an exciting opening ceremony and the event will wrap up with the always popular athlete victory dance on the second evening. The third day is a pack-up-and-travel day for everyone involved.

Organizers are looking for more than 300 volunteers to help with:

  • Timing
  • Scoring
  • Sport officiating
  • Set up and tear down of special events
  • Registration and administrative support
  • Opening ceremonies
  • Medal ceremonies
  • Athlete dance
  • Food services
  • Photography
  • Videography

This is where we get a chance to show our heart, Durham Region. Sign up to volunteer and help make these championships a huge success for our Special Olympians.

If you have questions, please email:

– Don Terry, Sport Durham Advisory Committee Chair


Discover Durham Region with the all-new 2016 Discovery Guide

Durham Tourism’s new 2016 Discovery Guide is now available. The guide is designed to provide visitors and residents with a first-hand look at the many unique tourism destinations and attractions throughout Durham Region.

The free Discovery Guide features a calendar of events happening year-round as well as information on Durham accommodations, local dining, agri-tourism, entertainment, shopping, outdoor adventures, sports and recreation, art, music, heritage, festivals and events, and so much more.

New this year to the annual Discovery Guide, are featured sections such as wineries and breweries, snow sports and golf. Readers can also enjoy browsing through the comprehensive event listings section.

To order a copy of the 2016 Discovery Guide, or any additional tourism resources, contact Durham Tourism by telephone at 1-800-413-0017 or by email at You can also view and order the Discovery Guide online at

To stay up to date on events and activities happening in our communities, sign up for Durham Tourism’s monthly e-newsletter. Visit to learn more.

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Creativity in bloom in Durham Region

Spring is at our doorstep! April is the perfect chance to enjoy an outdoor adventure and get active as the cold weather turns. April is also a time when the arts scene flourishes in Durham Region, and there is no shortage of ways to scratch your creative itch. For more ideas on how to plan your spring adventures in Durham Region this April, check out the Durham Tourism events calendar.

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Cheer on your hometown teams!

Although Durham Region may be best-known in the sports world for the Ontario Hockey League’s Oshawa Generals, we are also home to many other top-notch sports teams. Get in on the live action, and head out for an afternoon or evening of rooting for our local sport pros throughout the region!

Visit the links below to find out about game schedules and ticket information.

Rugby: April/May to October

 Baseball: May to August

 Soccer: May to November

  • Darby FC – Darlington Soccer Club and Whitby Iroquois Soccer Club
    Women’s League1 Ontario – Ontario Soccer Association
  • Durham United Football Alliance – Pickering Soccer Club and Oshawa Kicks Soccer Club
    Women’s and Men’s League1 Ontario – Ontario Soccer Association

 Lacrosse: Season: May/June to July* 

Hockey: September/October to March

  • Clarington Eagles
    Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League – Ontario Hockey Association 
  • Port Perry Mojacks
    Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League – Ontario Hockey Association 
  • Uxbridge Bruins
    Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League – Ontario Hockey Association

 Various: September to March

  • Durham (College) Lords
    Men’s: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Indoor Soccer
    Women’s: Softball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Indoor Soccer
    Co-ed: Golf
  • UOIT Ridgebacks
    Men’s: Hockey, Soccer, Curling
    Women’s: Hockey, Soccer, Curling, Lacrosse
    Co-ed: Golf, Rowing, Tennis, Dance

 Ringette: September/October to April

Have any Durham Region teams to add? Leave us a comment below! Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for even more ideas on how you can explore Durham! For local sports-related updates, you can also check out Sport Durham on Facebook and Twitter.

*Photo taken by the Ontario Lacrosse Association at Iroquois Park Sports Centre in Whitby.