April 2020 

The City of Pickering has been following the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.

For information and updates visit the City of Pickering's Covid-19 Response page, pickering.ca/covid19
CHDRC Updates & Cancellations 

Complex is Closed
Re-opening to be determined
Pre-teen Dance March 27 cancelled - refunds will be issued
Pickering Swim Club Rainbow Swim Meet April 3 - 5 cancelled
Socacize Jam Session April 17 postponed - date to be deternined
Pre-teen Dance April 17 cancelled
Spring & Summer Program Registration  is currently on hold.
Registration and program start up has yet to be determined.  Until then...

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Keep active, and safe until we re-open and your favourite fitness programs are ready to start up again!

Recipe of the Month: Twice Baked Sweet Potato

Ingredients Directions
  • large sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. sour cream
  • 4 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded Monterey Jack, divided
  • 1 c. black beans, rinsed and drained
  • green onions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 c. quartered grape tomatoes 
  • avocado, cubed
  • small jalapeño, sliced into rounds
  • 1/4 c. crumbled queso fresco
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Pat potatoes completely dry with paper towels. Poke potatoes all over with a fork, then rub with oil and sprinkle with salt. Place directly on oven racks and bake until pierced easily with a fork, about 1 hour. Place on a large baking sheet and let cool until cool enough to handle. 
  2. Cut a thin layer off the top of each potato lengthwise. Scoop out insides of each potato, leaving a ½" border. Place insides in large bowl. (You can keep the potato tops and roast them on the tray as a snack!) 
  3. Into the bowl with the potatoes, add milk, sour cream, and butter. Mash until all ingredients are incorporated and mixture is mostly smooth. Fold in 1 cup Monterey Jack, black beans, green onions, and garlic and season with salt. 
  4. Fill baked potatoes with mixture and place on a large baking sheet. Top with remaining ½ cup of Monterey Jack. Bake until cheese is melty and outside is crispy, 15 minutes. 
  5. Top with tomatoes, avocado, jalapeño, and queso fresco before serving.
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Colouring can be a great stress reliever and a way to inspire creativity. Colour a page and submit it to our online art show - see below.

Online Artshow March 23 - April 5
Show and share how you've been getting crafty over the next couple of weeks to win a prize. Visit the show and share your art in the comments for your chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Michaels.

Stay Safe Everyone! Remember to check pickering.ca/covid19 for regular updates.