Today is Friday, March 13. 

March 13, 2020

As many of you know, Governor Whitmer has ordered the closure of all K-12 school buildings for three weeks, beginning Monday. Therefore, NORA will be putting our classes, activities & events on hold from March 16 – April 3, 2020.  

We are keeping current on the latest developments and making decisions intended to keep our students and families healthy and safe.  At this time, we are working with local school & health care officials to monitor this unprecedented situation.

We will provide additional updates as more information becomes available in regards to NORA activities.   Thank you for your support and commitment to the health of our community. 


Chris Van Hekken

Director, Northwest Ottawa Recreation Authority

If you think your program might be cancelled but do not see it listed at this time, please listen to WGHN radio at 92.1 or WAWL radio at 103.5 for any additional cancellations as they come up.You can also "Like" us on Facebook or Follow us on Instagram for updates.  If in doubt, please use your discretion, for safety.

If GHAPS is closed school, NORA will also cancel all after school activities.  If GHAPS is still holding evening events such as, concerts or athletic matches, NORA will still hold evening events, such as adult leagues or Dads and Daughters Dances.  But always check this page for specific details. 

When GHAPS is closed for weather, NORA office hours, for that day, are 10-3:00pm.

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Thank you