Girl scout club walking through forest with leader

The Township of West Lincoln offers a wide choice of community clubs, groups and organizations to enrich your life. See which group best matches your interests. Join a sports club or gardening club, become a scout, find helpful organizations and much more. Get involved and most importantly, have fun!

Community sports clubs

Whether you are a beginner or advanced, there is a sports club for you! Check out your options below.

Baseball

Smithville Co-ed Slo-Pitch League

This league is for players of all skill levels. Season runs from early May to the end of September which includes a year-end tournament in September. 

Ages: 18 and up                           

For more information, please contact 905-321-3712 or email destructogirl05@hotmail.com

West Lincoln Ladies Slo-Pitch League

Ladies can enjoy the slo-pitch season from May to September.

Ages: 18 and up

For more information, please contact wllsc13@hotmail.com

West Lincoln Men's Slo-Pitch League

The Men's slo-pitch season runs from May to September. 

Ages: 19 and up

For more information, please contact 289-440-7724 or email wall_eye22@hotmail.com

Niagara District Men's Slo-Pitch League

Join a recreational slo-pitch league. The season runs from May to September.

Ages: 19 and up

For more information, visit Niagara District Men's Slo-Pitch League, call 289-808-4092, or email cspoelstra@bellnet.ca.  

Caistor Minor Softball Association

Choose between a 5 pitch league (8 to 11 years old) and a softball league (12 to 17 years old). The season starts in June and runs until September.

For more information, visit Caistor Minor Softball Association, call 905-518-1870 or email caistorminorsoftball1@hotmail.com

Caistor T-ball

T-Ball is a fun sport for younger kids! The season runs from May until August. Registration is held in February and March each year. Games are played at the Caistor Community Park. 

Ages: 4 to 7 years old

For more information, visit Caistor T-Ball, call 905-518-1870, or email caistorminorsoftball1@hotmail.com.

West Lincoln T-Ball Association

Does your child love T-Ball? You're in luck! The season runs from June to August. Registration is held in the spring. Watch your local paper to find dates. Games are played at the Leisureplex Township Park in Smithville. 

Ages: 4 to 8 years old

For more information, please contact 905-957-4926.

Soccer

West Lincoln Ladies' Soccer Club

Ladies can choose between competitive and recreational soccer programs.

For recreational programs, they will participate in the Niagara Soccer League's U 21 and Women's divisions.

For competitive programs, they will participate in the Ontario Women's Soccer League at U 21 and senior levels of competitive play.

Ages: over 16 years old

For more information, please call 905-957-1428 or email tony.crowle@cogeco.net.

West Lincoln Youth Soccer Club

The season starts the first week of June and runs until mid-August. Registration is held in January. Games are played on weeknights.

Ages: under 4 to under 23 years old

For more information or to register, visit the website West Lincoln Soccer Club, or email wlysc@hotmail.com.  

Hockey

West Lincoln/West Niagara Minor Hockey Associations 

WLMHA and WNMHA provide hockey programs focused on skill development and having fun! The season begins in mid-September and runs until March 31st. Choose from Tyke, Local League, and Rep hockey programs.

Ages: 4 to 17 years old

For more information or to register, visit WLMHA.

West Lincoln Men's Non-Contact Hockey League

You must be a resident of West Lincoln to join this league. The season begins at the end of September and runs until the end of March.

Ages: 25 and over

For more information or to put your name on the wait list, call 289-440-7724.

Football

Smithville Minor Football

Open to boys and girls ages 8 to 14. Helmets, mouth guard, shoulder pads, pants and leg pads are provided to you to use. However, they must be returned at end of season. Season begins in May with training camp and runs until end of August. Registration starts in January.

Atom: ages 8 to 10

Pee Wee: ages 11 to 12

Bantam: ages 13 to 14

Juvenile: ages 15 to 16

For more information, please visit Smithville Minor Football.

Skating

West Lincoln Skating Club

Does your child want to learn how to skate or improve their current skating ability? Sign them up for a skating program. The season runs from late September to early April.

CanSkate: learn-to-skate program

STAR Skate: STAR 1, 2 and 3 levels for figure skating

CanPower: improve your balance, power and agility on the ice

For more information or to register, visit West Lincoln Skating Club or email wlskaters@gmail.com. Between September and March, you can also call 905-957-4689.

Golf

Caistorville Golf & Country Club

18-hole golf and country club located at 1129 Regional Road #2 near the hamlet of Caistorville.

For more information, please call 905-957-7335 or email contact@caistorvillegolf.com.

Riverview Golf & Country Club

18-hole golf and country club located at 313 Victoria Ave. on Regional Road #24.

For more information, please call 905-892-3774.

Cycling

West Niagara Free Wheelers

If you enjoy cycling, this is the club for you! All levels of rides are accommodated. Riders under 18 need to have a parent's signature. Rides are usually every other Saturday beginning late April and stop mid-September.

For more information, call 905-957-1760.

Jump rope

Little Leapers

Non-competitive, recreational skipping program for children. Runs weekly on Wednesdays for 24 weeks from mid-September to April. Registration is held from April to June.

Ages: 5 to 14 years old

For more information, please contact little-leapers@hotmail.com.

Community groups and organizations

In the Township of West Lincoln, community groups and organizations help make our community a better place to live and work. Explore the list below.

211 – Community Information

If you or someone you know has questions about applying for financial assistance, child and youth services, assistance with housing, etc., dialling 211 on your phone is your answer.

Call 211 has more than 56 000 services listed for the Province of Ontario.

For more information, you can also visit 211 - Community Information.

Employment Help Centre

Whether you are looking for a job or an employer trying to post a job, the Employment Help Centre can help you. Locations in Grimsby, Beamsville and West Lincoln. Offers free recruiting services for employers and training programs such as WHMIS and Smart Serve.

Drop in and use the free Resource Centre where there are computers, printers and fax machines.

For more information, please call 905-957-9675 or visit the Employment Help Centre.

Foundation of Resources for Teens (F.O.R.T.)

F.O.R.T. is a not-for-profit organization that provides free drop-in programming year-round for youth and teens aged 11 to 18. Have positive peer interactions, get involved in your community and participate in recreational programs.

For more information, visit F.O.R.T. or call 905-957-1991.

Fulton Community Centre 

The Fulton Community Centre is located in the Hamlet of Fulton (at the corner of Regional Road 20 and South Grimsby Road 20). Kitchen facilities are available.

Address: 2905 South Grimsby Road 20, R.R.#1 Smithville, ON L0R 2A0

Hall capacity: 78 people

For rental inquiries, contact Fred and Carol Lowden at 905-957-8395.

Meals on Wheels - Niagara

Meals on Wheels delivers hot and frozen meals to the homes of elderly persons with disabilities or someone who is recovering. Transportation services are also available to and from appointments.

For more information, please call 905-563-9501.

Niagara 4H

Starting every spring, young people from Niagara are interested in hands-on learning. If you are one of them, you can join a local 4-H club. 4H stands for Head, Heart, Hands and Health.

Ages: 9 to 21 years old

For more information, please visit Niagara 4H or email niagara4-h@hotmail.com.

Niagara West Adult Learning Centre

Helps adults improve their reading, writing, math and computer skills. Literacy Skills Assessment, tutoring and upgrading available. Choose a one-on-one lesson or a group session.

Serving West Lincoln, Lincoln and Grimsby.

For more information, call 905-563-1515, email contactus@nwalc.ca or visit Niagara West Adult Learning Centre.

Niagara West Community Gardens

Provide garden space, resources and opportunities to learn and socialize. You can participate by having a plot to grow your own fresh, organic vegetables by volunteering with our program. You can join our gardening and foodie workshops.

For more information, call 905-563-9675 ext. 2260 or email gardens@employmenthelp.org.

Smithville Garden Club

Provide educational opportunities to the public on gardening and nature topics.

For information on upcoming meetings, call 905-957-0020 or 905-957-7816.

Welcome Wagon

Since 1930, Welcome Wagon has been personally connecting with businesses and services to those who need them.

For more information, visit Welcome Wagons.

West Lincoln Community Care

Provides food, emergency help, special programs, referral information, clothing and household goods for families and individuals in need.

The Food Bank is located at 2660 Industrial Rd. No appointment is necessary.

The Thrift Store and Furniture Warehouse is located next door to the Food Bank. They sell gently used clothing, furniture, toys etc. for low prices to the community.

For more information, please call 905-957-5882, email wlcooperations@bellnet.ca or visit West Lincoln Community Care.

West Lincoln Historical Society

A registered charity who has worked on the preservation of the Smithville Train Station located at 288 Station St. since 1993. Visit this historic building to see the history of West Lincoln in archives. Open April to the end of November from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

For more information or to make an appointment, email archives@wlhs.info.

West Lincoln Kiwanis

Join a service club of men and women who volunteer their time with various West Lincoln community organizations.

For more information, please call 905-541-2873 or email kiwaniswestlincoln@gmail.com.

YMCA of Niagara

Offers a wide variety of programs for families, adults and children including recreational, fitness and leadership programs, child care, day camps and more.

Located at 325 Main St. East in Grimsby.

For more information, please visit YMCA of Niagara.

Scouts, cadets and auxiliary

1626 West Niagara Army Cadets

Adventure based programs start in September and run through June. You will have the opportunity to parade weekly.

Ages: 12 to 18 years old

For more information, visit West Niagara Air Cadets or email 1626.co@gmail.com.

Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary supports the aims and objectives of the Legion. They provide financial and volunteer support to the branch. New volunteers are always welcome.

For more information, please call 905-957-5383.

Royal Canadian Air Cadets - 62 Phantom Squadron

Leadership, citizenship and physical fitness programs are available for young children. Meet at the Mountain Ridge Community Centre.

Ages: 12 to 18 years old

For more information, visit Royal Canadian Air Cadets or call 289-440-2641.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 393 - Smithville

A not-for-profit community support organization. The Legion helps veterans, their spouses, children, grandchildren and older adults. Community events and meetings can be held in our Legion Hall. Kitchen facilities are available for a nominal charge.

Hall capacity: 150 people

Address: 172 St. Catherine St., Smithville, ON L0R 2A0

Rentals are available from Monday to Sunday. However, the Legion Hall is not available to rent on the 1st Tuesday of the month and the 2nd and 4th Thursday in the evenings.

For more information about the Legion, social gatherings, or hall rentals, please contact the Smithville Legion at 905-957-3935.

Scouts Canada - Fruitbelt Area

For more information about scouting and programs available for children and youth, visit Scouts Canada Fruitbelt Area.

Girl Guides of Canada - Smithville District

For more information on programs, call 289-214-1851 or email stephanieskotidas@gmail.com.