Community Events

Fall guide

The Winter 2020 Recreation Guide is Now Available 

It can be read here:

Each issue of the Recreation Guide is available in a convenient page-turning format on Zoom in or use the search tool to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Program Registration

The Town of Essex is making an effort to convert the guide to an accessible PDF format to assist those with visual impairments. If you require an alternative format, please contact us. 519-776-8992.

Print copies of the guide are distributed through the Essex Free Press and are also available at the following public facilities: Town Hall, Essex Centre Sports Complex, Essex Recreation Complex, Essex Community Centre, Harrow and Colchester South Community Centre, and McGregor Community Centre.

Register online at, or call 519-776-8992. Be sure to check out all the programs being offered in Colchester and Harrow centres.


“The Birth of Essex” Heritage Talk presented by Seamus Gunn @ Essex District High School
Feb 19 @ 8:30 am

Legendary town crier, Seamus Gunn, will present a heritage talk titled “The Birth of Essex” at Essex District High School (244 Talbot Street North, Essex Centre). The presentations begin at 8:30am and 10:00am. Gunn will bring his engaging first-person story-telling style to students at the high school. The Town will also present Youth Community Heritage Preservation Awards to two students. Members of the public interested in attending are asked to pre-register by calling 519-776-7336 ext 1128.

“Harrow’s Hidden History” Heritage Talk presented by Richard Herniman @ Harrow Early Immigrant Research Society
Feb 27 @ 1:30 pm

History buffs are invited to join local historian Richard Herniman, at the Harrow Early Immigrant Research Society (243 McAffee Street, Harrow,) for a presentation titled “Harrow’s Hidden History” starting at 1:30pm. Herniman will present surprising facts on the background of the community of Harrow, how it developed over the years, and discuss a number of important historical figures.

Snacks and beverages will be provided.