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SLIDEJAM 2023 event. SLIDEJAM is an annual sledding night for youth groups in West Ottawa organized by the Ottawa West Youth Network.


Friday, January 27, 2023, 7-10pm.


Sledding will take place from 7-8:15pm at Walter Baker Hill in Kanata (Located beside the Kanata Recreation Center, 100 Charlie Rogers Place, Kanata). We will then head over to Kanata Baptist Church (465 Hazeldean Road, Kanata) for a SLIDEJAM party featuring FREE hot chocolate, goodies and group games.


This online permission form must be filled out and signed by the parent/guardian no later than Friday, January 20th.


Teens who have a completed permission form should be dropped off at 7pm at the Walter Baker snow hill (100 Charlie Rogers Place, Kanata). Pastor Ben will be at the drop-off area to welcome your teens.

Because this is a sledding event, teens should bring a sled with them and dress appropriately for the weather (boots, snow pants, toque, gloves etc...).

Here's the schedule:

7-7:30pm- Freestyle sledding (prizes awarded throughout the night for best wipeout)

7:30-7:45pm- Reach For the Stars challenge. Heats of 4-5 people at a time go down the hill. Furthest distance unaided by hand pushes wins a prize.

7:45-8pm- On Target challenge. Sledders go one-at-a-time and attempt to hit all three pool noodles as they go down the hill. If they succeed, they get a prize! 

8:15pm- Depart for Kanata Baptist (We will shuttle CATALYST teens and sleds to the church)

8:30pm- Gather in gym. Welcome. Ice breaker game

8:40pm- Snacks/hot chocolate kiosk open

8:40pm- Games in gym

9:45pm- Begin Cleanup

10pm- Parents pick teens up

After the sledding portion of the evening, our Arlington Woods leaders or parents will shuttle teens and their sleds down the street to Kanata Baptist Church (465 Hazeldean Rd.). Parents should pick up their teens from Kanata Baptist Church at 10pm.

As a parent, if you can help with transportation, please let Pastor Ben know (613-596-9390 x 228, ben@arlingtonwoods.ca).

online permission:

I/we, the parents or guardians named below authorize Pastor Ben Spears or one of the Arlington Woods Free Methodist Church volunteers to sign a consent for medical treatment and to authorize any physician or hospital to provide medical assessment, treatment or procedures for the participant named above.

I/we named below, undertake and agree to indemnify and hold blameless Arlington Woods Free Methodist Church, its pastors, representatives and Board of Elders from and against any loss, damage or injury suffered by the participant as a result of being part of the activities of the SLIDEJAM event, in transportation to/from the event, as well as of any medical treatment authorized by the supervising individuals representing the church. This consent and authorization is effective only when participating in or travelling to the SLIDEJAM event, an event of Arlington Woods Free Methodist Church. I/we give consent for my teen to be transported to Kanata Baptist Church midway through the event by Pastor Ben, a screened volunteer, or an authorized parent.

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