Programs & Services

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Province of Ontario has amended the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for indoor sports and recreational fitness activities, effective Wednesday, September 22. Proof of full-vaccination, and a valid government issued photo ID is now required for entry to the David Braley Athletic Centre and its indoor recreational activities and services. Read more here.  Please find the McMaster University COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate and all requirements for accessing campus via the MacCheck digital tool here.

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   The Department of Athletics and Recreation is a proud partner with the McMaster Okanagan Committee on the MacMoves movement on campus, supporting and encouraging the McMaster community to engage in activity and to ‘Move More’. Being active is unique to each person, based on their interest and ability, and it is whatever works best for you. Find more information on the McMaster Okanagan Committee here.

There are various services offered through the Department of Athletics and Recreation located in the Athletics and Recreation Complex - David Braley Athletic Centre, Ron Joyce Stadium, Ivor Wynne Centre and Fields. To see what we offered previously, prior to Covid-19 and construction within DBAC, please refer to our 2019-20 Fall/Winter Guidebook.