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1607 90 Avenue SW

Our Mission:


Enriched by Jewish values, we aim to create a warm and uplifting environment where you can nourish mind, body, and soul, and where connections are formed that create a sense of belonging.






Since its beginning, the Paperny Family JCC has been committed to providing a place where the entire community can come together.

LOOKING FOR A WAY TO SUPPORT THE JCC? As a chaver (friend), your $180 donation*

will help the JCC to continually provide the finest in programs and services and assist in maintaining one of the most unique facilities of its kind in Calgary. Your donation will ensure that the next generations can continue to feel welcome – creating special experiences, friendships, and memories.


Call: 403-253-8600, ext.0 or Online: *Full tax receipt for either: one time $180 donation or 12 monthly payments of $15.

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Program Registration Online at, in person or call 403-253-8600, ext.0 Members: Sunday, August 22 • 8:00am Public: Wednesday, August 25 • 8:00am

A Message from Rhona Shore Executive Director


is looking forward to providing a variety of engagement opportunities for people to connect, grow, and learn through virtual and onsite programs that enrich, build, and strengthen community.

y name is Rhona Shore and I am the Executive Director here at the Paperny Family JCC. I am excited to introduce myself to all our new members and reintroduce myself to the many individuals and families I have been fortunate to know in my 16 years at the Centre.

Our fall guide is filled with diverse programming within all of our specialty departments: Early Childhood, Children, Youth and Teen programs, Aquatics, Fitness and Wellness, Sports & Recreation, Golden Age, Arts & Culture, special events, and so much more!

I spent a number of years working in our children’s programs department, followed by my position as program director, and the assistant executive director. The JCC is truly my “home away from home” and I am thrilled to once again open the doors to our community living room.

The inclusive environment of the Paperny Family JCC embraces the true diversity of our community. We are proud to provide opportunities to individuals and families of all ages, shapes, abilities, race and backgrounds. We work to build community where everyone acknowledges and respects one another’s differences, while celebrating each individuals inherent uniqueness.

The past 17 months has shown us how essential it is to stay connected, whether that is virtually or in-person. The JCC staff team

Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Building Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Membership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Childcare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Babysitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Children. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Youth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Teens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

You belong here!

Social and Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . Community Partners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arts and Culture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aquatics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adults. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J•Factory CrossFit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GroupX Studio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Golden Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Calgary Jewish Federation is the Jewish community’s central funding, planning and coordinating body. Your gift to our annual United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Campaign funds vital programs and services, with resources allocated based on communal needs and priorities. • Integrated Bursary Program • Charitable Projects in Israel • Youth and University Student Programs • Holocaust Remembrance and Education • Support for the Vulnerable • Enriched Educational Support • Kashrut and Community Mikvah

• Leadership Development • Outreach and Inclusion • PJ Library® Calgary • Communal Security • Seniors Programs • Cultural Arts

Proudly working with our local partner agencies:

For information about Federation’s many programs, visit

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Rhona Shore

Executive Director


Shula Banchik

Arts and Culture Manager


Cathy Bjorndalen

Fitness Program Manager


Delfin Cawili

Accounting Supervisor


LeAnne Crane

Aquafitness Coordinator


Doralynn Fiddler

Children’s Programs Supervisor


Nessie Hollander

Golden Age Manager


Zain Hoosen

Client Relationship Manager


Anita Jong

Creative and Marketing Director


Safa Likhon

Director of Facilities


Jeannette Lozancic Director of Finance


Cherlene Magnuson PWR! Moves Coordinator


Barry Pechet

Youth and Teen Coordinator


Sofia Rincon

Aquatics Coordinator


Scott Russell

Director of Operations


Lyne St-Charles

Marketing and Communications Coordinator 403-444-3170

Terri Van Meer

Early Childhood Director


Paperny Family JCC Operations Board Jerrad Blanchard – Chair Gill Basford Sharon Bercuson

Ken Luker – Treasurer

Ben Ginzberg Aryn Kalson-Sperandio

Karen Levitt Joe Oppenheim


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Paperny Family JCC Building Hours

September to June 403-253-8600, ext.0 Pool, gym, and weight room close half an hour before building closes. Opens Closes Monday – Thursday 6:00am 9:00pm Friday 6:00am 6:00pm Saturday 9:00am 8:00pm Sunday 8:00am 8:00pm

JCC BabeCare Childcare Hours

403-444-3175 Opens Closes Monday – Friday 7:30am 6:00pm Saturday Closed Sunday Closed

Karen’s Café Hours

403-255-5311 Closed all Jewish and statutory holidays Opens Closes Monday – Thursday 10:00am 7:00pm Friday 10:00am 1:30pm Saturday Closed Sunday 10:00am 1:30pm

Stay Connected!

Special Building Hours 2021 Mon. September 6 Labour Day Erev Rosh HaShanah

8:00am - 4:00pm

Tues. September 7 Rosh HaShanah


Wed. September 8 Rosh HaShanah


Wed. September 15 Erev Yom Kippur

6:00am - 4:00pm

Thurs. September 16 CLOSED Yom Kippur Mon. October 11 Thanksgiving Day

8:00am - 4:00pm

Thurs. November 11 Remembrance Day

8:00am - 4:00pm

Fri. December 24 Christmas Eve

6:00am - 4:00pm

Sat. December 25 Christmas Day

9:00am - 4:00pm

Sun. December 26 Boxing Day

8:00am - 4:00pm

Fri. December 31 New Year’s Eve

6:00am - 4:00pm

Sat. January 1, 2022 New Year’s Day

9:00am - 4:00pm

Register online • In person • Call 403-253-8600, ext.0

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Registration Opens Members. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday, August 22 | 8:00am Public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday, August 25 | 8:00am

How to Register

Refund Policy

Online registration is now available at Program registration and payment can also be made in person or by phone (403-253-8600, ext.0) with cheque, debit, Visa or MasterCard.

The JCC reserves the right to cancel any program due to lack of enrollment, with a full refund. No refunds will be issued for classes less than eight weeks in length unless a minimum of one week’s notice is provided in writing prior to the class start date. A refund for the price of the class, less a 20% administration fee will be issued. For programs eight weeks or greater, a pro-rated refund will be issued subject to an administration charge of 20% of the program fee. No refunds are available after the second class of an eight- to 12-week program. For year-round programs and classes, a pro-rated refund will be issued subject to an administration charge of 20% of the full year program fee. Refunds will be issued if the program or service is cancelled by the JCC. No pro-rating is available for absences during programs and services. Personal training is non-refundable and non-transferable.

• All registrations must be paid in full at the time of registration. • Membership must be valid throughout the course of the session including full year programs, to receive member rates.

Supervision Policy The JCC requires that an adult must accompany a child under eight at all times. For children aged eight to 18, parents must use their discretion to determine the level of adult supervision required. Children eight to 18 may be dropped off unsupervised for short periods, but the JCC reserves the right to require parents to provide supervision. The JCC provides fully supervised camps for school days off. When swimming, children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult who is “within arms reach” at all times. Ultimately, the JCC reserves the right to limit access to children under 18 years, following Alberta Children’s Services guidelines.

Membership We accept Visa, MasterCard, cheques, cash, debit and Personally Approved Payment Plan (PAPP). Memberships are not refundable and are non-transferable.

Fee Adjustment Though membership fees are established, the JCC will not refuse membership to any Jewish individual or family who is unable to pay the appropriate fee in full. For more information, call the JCC Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0.

Register online • In person • Call 403-253-8600, ext.0


Please note that in person registration at the JCC will be on a first-come basis and will commence at 8:00am.


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Membership Freeze or Medical Hold Members have the option of putting their JCC membership on hold for up to 90 days if they plan to be away from the JCC for any extended period. If you are a snowbird and travel south for the winter, or an avid summer golfer, put your membership on hold for a fee of $30 plus GST for a Family or Couple membership and $15 plus GST for Individual, Student or Senior, and have that time added to the tail-end of your membership. Memberships can only be frozen once per membership year. No refunds will be issued. Memberships may also be placed on hold for medical needs provided a doctor’s note is submitted to the JCC Customer Service Desk. No fee will be charged. Note: All people falling within the membership unit are subject to the conditions of a membership freeze.

Loss of Membership Privileges The use of physical force against another person or with the intent of damaging JCC property may result in suspension or loss of membership privileges. Verbal abuse will be handled in the same way as physical force, and may also result in suspension or loss of membership privileges.

Guest Passes Members may bring guests to the JCC as often as they wish during the year. Guest passes may be purchased at the JCC Customer Service Desk – limit five per guest. Passes are valid for one day only (please make note of expiration date).

Your Membership Card Membership cards are non-transferable and must be carried at all times and presented at the JCC Customer Service Desk, and when registering for programs. Contact the JCC Customer Service Desk immediately if your card is lost, stolen or damaged. Replacement cards are available for a $10 fee. All members over the age of eight years must carry a card.

EARN A FREE Refer a friend to the JCC MONTH! and earn a free month on your next renewal year! When your friend purchases an annual membership an extra month will be added to your next year’s membership just to thank you for spreading the news about the JCC.

Referral Program

Lockers and Change Rooms Full and half lockers are available for daily use at no charge. Membership cards can be used to borrow day locks from the JCC Customer Service Desk. There is a $5 charge for lost locks or tags. Locks left on overnight will be removed and lockers emptied. The JCC will not be responsible for valuables left in or removed from lockers. Out of respect for our members, children six years and older will not be allowed in the locker rooms of their opposite sex. Universal change rooms are now available.

Attire We require appropriate attire in all areas of the facilities. Shirts and shoes are required in all areas except the locker rooms. The JCC reserves the right to determine what is appropriate clothing. For safety purposes, proper footwear must be worn in the physical activity spaces. Absolutely no outdoor shoes are permitted in any of the fitness areas; no shoes on pool deck.

Register online • In person • Call 403-253-8600, ext.0

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JCC Membership is Great Value! Rates effective September 1, 2021 and do not include GST. Please visit our Customer Service Desk for more information. Category Family1

Annual Membership*

Paid Upfront (5% savings)



Single Parent2






















Month to Month** $ 11797







9261 34



8379 7277 4002


10694 4002


A corporate rate is available – contact Zain Hoosen at 403-537-8597 for details. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. * The first year of an annual membership is a one-year contract and cannot be cancelled. Memberships are on-going but after one year, they can be cancelled with 30 days written notice. **The month to month membership can be cancelled with 30 days written notice. 1 Any two adults, married or living in partnership, with dependent children, (a) up to age 21 if living at home, or (b) up to and including age 23 if in full-time LOOKING FOR attendance at a post-secondary institution. A WAY TO 2 Only one parent or legal guardian living in the SUPPORT THE JCC? household with dependent children. 3 Grade 10 up to and including full-time university. 4 Married or common-law. Become a Chaver (Friend) today! 5 65 Years and over. Turn to page 2 for details.

Drop-In Rates (Do not include GST): Guest Accompanied by Member Guest Without Member

14 years & over: $12 14 years & over: $14

13 years & under: $9 13 years & under: $11

Student, family, and senior drop-in rates are available. Contact the Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0 for more information.

Perks of Being a JCC Member! • Unlimited Group Exercise classes • Unlimited Aquafit classes • 15% discount off Swimland lessons • J•Factory CrossFit discounts • Access to gymnasium and pool • Access to fitness centre

For information and to book a tour, contact Zain Hoosen at 403-537-8597 • • Birthday party discounts • Early registration for JCC programs • JCC program discounts • Room booking discounts • Personal Training discounts

Register online • In person • Call 403-253-8600, ext.0



Scheduled Monthly Payments


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Yearly Towel Rental Service

Gym, Climbing Wall, Tennis Courts, Field, and Studio Rentals MEMBERSHIP

We’ve got a space for you! For rental inquiries please call 403-444-3150.

Meeting Room Rentals The Calgary JCC has a variety of rooms available for meetings and social functions. We can accommodate both large and small groups. For more information or to book a meeting room, please contact Zain Hoosen at 403-537-8597.

Saturday Pre-payments Goods and services are not sold on Saturdays out of respect for the Sabbath. Please prepay for all programs and guest passes.

Kashrut Policy Because the JCC is a meeting place for Jewish people of all religious affiliations and practices, all food in the building must be kosher.

Photo Disclaimer From time to time, any audio / visual media taken from JCC programs and activities will be used in marketing through various media formats. Participation in JCC programs and activities implies consent for use of any photos or videos for our marketing purposes. If you specifically do not want your likeness to be used, please contact Lyne St-Charles, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at 403-444-3170 or

stay Connected!

GREAT VALUE! Platinum Annual Memberships


Yearly towel service is available for everyone. Please inquire at the JCC Customer Service Desk. One towel per visit is $150 or two towels per visit is $220. Individual towels can be rented for $350 (GST not included).

Family – $2,420 + GST

A JCC Family Membership with additional benefits: • No line-ups - priority program registration. Don’t wait in line to register! Ensure you don’t miss out on the programs you really want. • $100 program credit for any program. • Free towel service (two towels each per visit) for two adults. • Free full length lockers with name plates for two adults. • One free personal training session for every family member over 13 years old. • Free birthday party (classic package – see page 12). • Business card ad in program guide. • Five guest passes to bring a friend(s). • Tax receipt.*

Individual – $2,032 + GST

A JCC Individual Membership with additional benefits: • No line-ups - priority program registration. Don’t wait in line to register! Ensure you don’t miss out on the programs you really want. • $50 program credit for any program. • Free towel service (two towels per visit). • Free full length locker with name plate. • One free personal training session. • Business card ad in program guide. • Five guest passes to bring a friend(s). • Tax receipt.*

Couple – $2,182 + GST

* Amount to be calculated and tax receipt will be issued at the end of the membership year, based on benefits utilized.

Contact Zain Hoosen at 403-537-8597 for more information.

Register online • In person • Call 403-253-8600, ext.0

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Licensed and Accredited Childcare At the JCC, caring for your child isn’t a job, we consider it a privilege. That’s why we do all we can to ensure your child’s time with us is as fulfilling as possible. The JCC Childcare offers a variety of activities including:

• Emergent curriculum • Reggio Emilia inspired • Arts and crafts • Indoor / Outdoor play

• Stories • Play time • Rhymes and singing • More!

Nutritious, kosher snacks and meals are provided on a daily basis and our entire staff is fully certified. Families are required to pay a $20 wait list fee. To add your child’s name to the wait list, call us at 403-444-3175 or email Register your child in any JCC program throughout their childcare day and receive a 20% discount on the program registration fee. (Does not apply to Time for 2s, Kids ‘R’ Us, Ready Set 3s or Kids Literacy. Discount applies to programs taken during your child’s normal day care hours, only one discount per class, other restrictions may apply).

Where learning through play helps children achieve their potential in a nurturing and caring environment

Register online • In person • Call 403-253-8600, ext.0




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Take time to look after your wellness while we look after your children!

Babysitting at the JCC The JCC is proud to offer a babysitting service with qualified and enthusiastic caregivers. Reserve your spot at least 24 hours in advance at the Customer Service Desk or call 403-253-8600, ext.0.

OPENS SEPTEMBER 13! Monday to Thursday 8:30 - 11:00am 6/Member (max. 2 hours) $ 8/Public (max. 2 hours)




95/Member (20 pass) $ 115/Public (20 pass)

Party Us! with


WE CAN DO IT ALL! ANY SIZE! ANY STYLE! For more information about parties at the JCC go to: To book a party and for more information email Register online • In person • Call 403-253-8600, ext.0

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Just Like Home @ the JCC Programs for 2 Year Olds Calling all moms and dads! The Calgary JCC is offering high quality two year old programs just for you. These programs are a fantastic way to get your toddlers active and engaged with other children their age. Children in our programs get an early jump on their social skills, along with development of their gross and fine motor capabilities. This is also a perfect opportunity to have some “me” time – here’s your chance to socialize and meet other parents, find time to exercise, or just check off some of those pesky chores!

Time for 2s

Mondays Sept.20-Dec.13 9:00-11:30am (12 classes, no class Oct.11) $ 360/Member $432/Public 8165 Tuesdays Sept.21-Dec.14 9:00-11:30am (13 classes) $ 390/Member $468/Public 8166 Wednesdays Sept.22-Dec.15 9:00-11:30am (13 classes) $ 390/Member $468/Public 8167

Thursdays Sept.23-Dec.16 9:00-11:30am (12 classes, no class Nov.11) $ 360/Member $432/Public 8168 Fridays Sept.24-Dec.17 Special emphasis on the celebration of Shabbat. 9:00-11:30am (13 classes) $ 390/Member $468/Public 8169

For more info contact Doralynn Fiddler, Children’s Programs Supervisor at or 403-537-8593.

Register online • In person • Call 403-253-8600, ext.0


Get your toddlers ahead of the curve, engaging their creative minds, making new friends, and learning to socialize in this program for twos! Your children will sing songs, dance, do arts and crafts – while developing friendship bonds with other children their age. Our trained staff provide them with a level of care that makes it feel like a home away from home.





NEW All Ball Multi-Sport Ages 3-5 A multi-sport class for preschoolers. Instruction focuses on the basic skills common to all sports such as balance, coordination, stamina, and timing. All done in a fun, supportive, and non-competitive setting that emphasizes teamwork. Each class focuses on one of eight different popular sports: hockey, soccer, football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf, and tennis. Mondays Sept.20-Nov.1 12:30-1:30pm (6 classes, no class Oct.11) $ 102/Member $120/Public 8316 Mondays Nov.8-Dec.13 12:30-1:30pm (6 classes) $ 102/Member $120/Public 8317

Age 3

Ready, Set…3s!

Welcome to the JCC’s, Ready, Set…3s! program with a curriculum specifically designed for three year olds. This program offers a wide range of activities that prepare children for junior kindergarten the following year. Activities include: crafts, creative movement, drama, science, gross motor play, fine motor focus and interactive play. Ready, Set…3s encourages socialization, builds self-esteem, and prepares children for a lifetime of learning. The program runs full year from September 2021 to June 2022 and follows the CBE calendar. Contact the Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0 to register. Tuesdays/Thursdays Spaces still! Sept.2, 2021-Jun.23, 2022 ava ila ble 9:00am-12:00pm $ 270*/Member $315*/Public *Fee is per month


NEW Preschool Yoga Ages 3-5 This playful yoga class is designed especially for preschoolers through to grade one. Children are introduced to yoga through the use of movement, music, and books in a fun and engaging way. This class helps them to develop a positive and healthy attitude towards their bodies, teaching them how to manage their emotions. We focus on developing fine motor skills, physical strength, and self regulation. Preschool yoga plants the seed for lifetime fitness and promotes early literacy, musicality, creativity, and FUN!

$ $

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Wednesdays Sept.22-Nov.3 2:30-3:00pm (7 classes) $ 70/Member $84/Public 8322





Turn to pages 22 and 23 to find out more about our

Community Partnerships



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KidStart Literacy

Ages 4-5


Kids Hip Hop

Ages 4-6

KidStart Literacy is a wonderful program designed to help your preschool age child better prepare for Kindergarten. This unique program is taught by Dianne Struthers, a licensed early childhood educator with 29 years of experience in the child care profession. Dianne uses a variety of handson learning techniques to engage her young students. The program runs full year from September 2021 to June 2022 and follows the CBE calendar.

Kids will explore fundamental concepts and techniques of Hip Hop dance that includes: groove, rock, bounce, rhythm, coordination, and build vocabulary that is unique to this fun and athletic dance form! Come and learn moves such as “Bart Simpson”, “Biz Markie”, and “Prep”.

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays Sept.1, 2021-Jun.24, 2022 9:00am-12:00pm $ 355*/Member $410*/Public

Thursdays Nov.4-Dec.16 3:30-4:30pm (6 classes, no class Nov.11) $ 102/Member $120/Public 8308

Mondays/Wednesdays Sept.1, 2021-Jun.22, 2022 9:00am-12:00pm $ 270*/Member $315*/Public

NEW Kids Yoga & Dance Ages 4-6 This fun class is a fusion of dance / fitness and yoga designed especially for kids! We perform rhythm-based moves in simple combos so that kids can dance along to their favourite chart-topping songs! Our choreography is purposefully designed to develop physical literacy and fundamental movement skills. The second half of the class is yoga focused – kids learn yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises. The benefits are increased strength and flexibility, improved gross and fine motor skills, and better focus, concentration, and self regulation. Games, books, and music will be incorporated into this engaging class.


*Fee is per month

Tuesdays Sept.21-Nov.2 3:30-4:30pm (7 classes) $ 119/Member $140/Public 8338 Tuesdays Nov.9-Dec.14 3:30-4:30pm (6 classes) $ 102/Member $120/Public 8339

Wednesdays Sept.22-Nov.3 3:30-4:15pm (7 classes) $ 119/Member $140/Public 8306 Wednesdays Nov.10-Dec.15 3:30-4:15pm (6 classes) $ 102/Member $120/Public 8314 REFER A FRIEND AND GET A


Register online • In person • Call 403-253-8600, ext.0


NEW Kids Art Classes Ages 4-6 Join Hanna’s Studio for creative and playful opportunities to discover what different art materials can do and how to use them for creative self-expression. Your child’s ideas will grow through imaginative art experiences, investigating colour and value, line, texture, shape and form, space, and mark making. We will develop their skills and technique, helping participants learn to see in new ways, and create exciting artwork. Each course session incorporates new projects so you can sign up for multiple sessions in a year.

Thursdays Sept.23-Oct.28 3:30-4:30pm (6 classes) $ 102/Member $120/Public 8300


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Kids ‘R’ Us

For more information contact Doralynn Fiddler, Children’s Programs Supervisor at or 403-537-8593.

Half Day Programs for Kindergarten Children | 12-3pm Please note: Classes may have limited spots or be sold out.

Kids Can Skate Mondays (September to March) Join us for ice skating fun at Trico Centre. Participants will take part in the City of Calgary’s Learn to Skate program with their instructors. Kids Can Bike Mondays (April to June) Your child will be encouraged to ride their bike comfortably without training wheels. If they know how to ride a bike, we will work on some new techniques and skills. Everyone will learn about pathway and road safety. Kids Mind, Body & Soul

Tuesdays (September to January) Our instructor, Skjei Sharma introduces basic yoga skills and focuses on the origin of Iyengar Yoga. Participants learn about yoga through basic yoga positions, play, and games.

Kids Fitness


Tuesdays (February to June) A great way for kids to release energy while practising new skills and movements at the same time. We try to incorporate functional movements such as balance and agility through various tag games and obstacle courses, as well as some sport-specific skills in soccer, basketball, and hockey.

Kids Science

Wednesdays (September to June) Designed to captivate the curious nature of young children. They will share intriguing learning experiences that are interactive and age-appropriate. Kids will enjoy engaging demonstrations, perform simple experiments, and discover how science can help us better understand the world around us.

Kids Can Swim Thursdays (September to June) This class will ensure your child is active to the extreme. Kids will engage in two of their favorite activities: playing, running, and jumping in the gym, and swimming lessons through the Life Saving Society. Kids Taekwon-Do

Fridays (September to January) Introduction to martial arts aimed to get your child active and focused. This class is led by trained Taekwon-Do instructors.

Kids Can Create Fridays (February to June) Aliki’s Art House will offer Mini Masters Drawing Classes, introducing children to the elements of lines and shapes as the foundation of learning to draw. They will create sophisticated artwork while enjoying the creative process.

Transportation Transportation is included from schools to the JCC for lunch (brought from home). We provide pick-up from Chinook Park, Louis Riel, Nellie McClung, and CJA

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Youth Rock Climbing

Ages 6-10

Feed into your kid’s sense of adventure! This course introduces kids to the amazing sport of climbing, Building their confidence while learning climbing terminology and skills (knot tying, top roping, signaling, and belaying). Advanced students will learn repelling and lead climbing. Our goal is to create a positive, social environment that makes the physical challenge of climbing fun and rewarding. One of our most popular programs – sign your children up today as space is limited! Mondays Sept.20-Nov.1 3:30-4:45pm (6 classes, no class Oct.11) $ 102/Member $120/Public 8302 Mondays Sept.20-Nov.1 4:45-6:00pm (6 classes, no class Oct.11) $ 102/Member $120/Public 8303 Thursdays Sept.23-Oct.28 3:30-4:45pm (6 classes) $ 102/Member $120/Public 8304 Thursdays Sept.23-Oct.28 4:45-6:00pm (6 classes) $ 102/Member $120/Public 8305 Mondays Nov.8-Dec.13 3:30-4:45pm (6 classes) $ 102/Member $120/Public 8310 Mondays Nov.8-Dec.13 4:45-6:00pm (6 classes) $ 102/Member $120/Public 8311

Thursdays Nov.4-Dec.16 4:45-6:00pm (6 classes, no class Nov.11) $ 102/Member $120/Public 8313



Tuesdays Sept.21-Nov.2 4:30-5:30pm (7 classes) $ 119/Member $140/Public 8329 Tuesdays Nov.9-Dec.14 4:30-5:30pm (6 classes) $ 102/Member $120/Public 8330 NEW

Hip Hop Dance Ages 7-11

Kids will explore fundamental concepts and techniques of Hip Hop dance that includes: groove, rock, bounce, rhythm, coordination, and build vocabulary that is unique to this fun and athletic dance form! Come and learn moves such as “Bart Simpson”, “Biz Markie”, and “Prep”. Thursdays Sept.23-Oct.28 4:30-5:30pm (6 classes) $ 102/Member $120/Public 8301 Thursdays Nov.4-Dec.16 4:30-5:30pm (6 classes, no class Nov.11) $ 102/Member $120/Public 8309

Register online • In person • Call 403-253-8600, ext.0


Thursdays Nov.4-Dec.16 3:30-4:45pm (6 classes, no class Nov.11) $ 102/Member $120/Public 8312

NEW Youth Art Classes Ages 7-11 Join Hanna’s Studio for creative and playful opportunities to discover what different art materials can do and how to use them for creative self-expression. Your child’s ideas will grow through imaginative art experiences, investigating colour and value, line, texture, shape and form, space, and mark making. We will develop their skills and technique, helping participants learn to see in new ways, and create exciting artwork. Each course session incorporates new projects so you can sign up for multiple sessions in a year.





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PD Days and Seasonal Camps 2021 Ages 4-10 years CBE*, CCSD, and CJA PD Days

September 2021 - June 2022

*Follows the CBE traditional calendar

Winter Break

December 20 - 31

8 Day Camp (No camp December 27, 28)


Registration is open for camps listed above, and close one week prior to camp start date. Limited spaces available. Purchase full package or individual days. To register contact JCC Customer Service at 403-253-8600, ext.0

For everyone ages 5 to 12!

Beyond the Bell

Afterschool Program This Ain’t No Babysitting! Monday - Friday | 3:00 - 6:00pm

What to expect:

Spaces 1. Afterschool snack provided still 2. Physical activity available 3. Friendship 4. Creativity 5. Access to JCC programs, such as swim lessons, recreational and sports classes 6. Bus to JCC from four schools (Chinook Park, Louis Riel, The Calgary Jewish Academy, Nellie McClung) 7. Being in a group with various ages, kids learn tolerance and cooperation 8. It’s like having a play date everyday! PLUS! Receive a 10% discount when you register for: Kids Art Classes, Hip Hop, and Yoga & Dance (page 15).

For more info about our licensed* and accredited afterschool program contact Doralynn Fiddler at or 403-537-8593. *Subsidy available from Alberta government

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Launchpad Pre Basics*

Ages 8-11

For students in grades 3+ with no computer programming experience. This course is designed to make kids comfortable with computers and teach the fundamentals of coding through interactive methodology by a teacher supporting them at each step. Includes keyboard basics, computer navigation, develop logical thinking, basics of computer programming, and exposure to interactive programs (Scratch Jr, Scratch, Cubetto, Tynker, etc). Pre-requisite: laptop required or rental available for $5 per class.

Wednesdays Sept.22-Nov.3 4:30-5:30pm (7 classes) $ 119/Member $140/Public 8307 Wednesdays Nov.10-Dec.15 4:30-5:30pm (6 classes) $ 102/Member $120/Public 8315

Wednesdays Sept.22-Dec.15 4:00-5:00pm (13 classes) $ 260/Member $325/Public NEW

Launchpad Coding*


Ages 9-11

Designed For students in grades 4+. This course introduces kids to fundamentals of programming in Python and slowly progresses them to create their own games and advance codes. Also covered: developing computational thinking, logical thinking, concepts of math and English, enhancing keyboard skills, and Python graphics. Pre-requisites: laptop required or rental available for $5 per class; Launchpad pre-basics or exemption approved by Launchpad. Wednesdays Sept.22-Dec.15 5:00-6:00pm (13 classes) $ 260/Member $325/Public


*Online assessment (15min) required prior to booking. Email

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NEW Yoga & Dance Ages 7-11 This fun class is a fusion of dance / fitness and yoga designed especially for kids! We perform rhythm-based moves in simple combos so that kids can dance along to their favourite chart-topping songs! Our choreography is purposefully designed to develop physical literacy and fundamental movement skills. The second half of the class is yoga focused – kids learn yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises. The benefits are increased strength and flexibility, improved gross and fine motor skills, and better focus, concentration, and self regulation. Games, books, and music will be incorporated into this engaging class.




Teen Connect is the BBYO type experience made just for grade 7 and 8 students offering social and meaningful experiences that will serve as a gateway to continued involvement in Jewish life. Teen Connect offers teens a variety of experiences to help bridge the gap between middle school and high school. The purpose is to provide middle school students with a positive experience in which they can get together with camp, school, and synagogue friends, as well as meet new friends. Teen Connect allows middle school students to begin experiencing the privileges and obligations of being a member of the Jewish and general communities. A heavy focus is on the social aspect of programing, allowing for connections to be made which in turn will foster a stronger Jewish future. Teen Connect is a pipeline program that leads directly into BBYO.



For more information and to get your teen connected or to refer someone, contact Barry Pechet at 403-444-3155 or

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BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. For 90 years, BBYO‘s leadership programs the Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA, high school fraternity) and the B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG, high school sorority) have been providing exceptional leadership programs and identity enrichment experiences, shaping the confidence and character of more than 400,000 alumni who are among the most prominent figures in business, politics, academia, the arts and Jewish communal life. With year-round activities in hundreds of local communities and inspiring world-wide travel experiences, BBYO’s broad program menu enables teens to explore areas of social interactions, leadership, service, civic engagement, Israel education and Jewish values. Calgary is a part of the “Northwest Canada Region” which brings together teens from Edmonton, Saskatchewan and Vancouver for weekend long conventions four times a year.

SOCIAL & LEADERSHIP To find out how your teen can become involved locally with BBYO, or to refer someone, contact Barry Pechet at 403-444-3155 or

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$ $ $

The value of your JCC membership just increased!


We are pleased to present the

JCC Community Partnership Program

Show your JCC membership card at any of the fine retailers listed and receive a discount on your purchase. Visit for details.

15% off

10% off

10% off

all services and products

residential and commercial hydronic heating and plumbing

electrical home concerns, with same day service, no extra charge for evenings and weekends.

10% off

15% off

10% off

haircuts and products

parts, accessories, clothes, footwear

Calgary Farmers’ Market location

10% off

15% off

5% off

legal fees (excluding expenses and disbursements; cannot be combined with other discounts)

your order

Glenmore Landing location

10% off

10% off

15% off

photo restoration, family portrait or custom framing

off massages

Russian and Ukrainian cuisine at Calgary Farmers Market

If your business is interested in participating in this program contact Nessie Hollander at 403-537-8599 or

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$ $ $

The value of your JCC membership just increased!


We are pleased to present the

JCC Community Partnership Program

Show your JCC membership card at any of the fine retailers listed and receive a discount on your purchase. Visit for details.



20% off

15% off

15% off

dog walking - 20% off first month 10% off second month, pet sitting - one free night, home visits - first visit free

all eye exams as well as complete eye glass purchase (frame and lenses)

all regular priced items excludes prescriptions, gift cards, phone cards and codeine products


10% off

15% off

10% off

all services

everything except electronics (10% off) not applicable to nutrition

food only, not on liquor (not applicable after 5:00pm)

15% off

10% off

15% off

all clothing and 10% off footwear and accessories

all merchandise

any of our music and entertainment services including DJ, photobooth, LED floor rental, wedding photography, MC / hosting, live music, hosted karaoke

10% off all flowers:

If your business is interested in participating in this program contact Nessie Hollander at 403-537-8599 or

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Arts Culture & Creating meaningful Jewish arts and culture related experiences in Calgary

BROADWAY Classics Calling all musical theatre aspiring performers! We want to sing and celebrate the musicals that made us laugh, cry and reflect about life! Email to be part of this troupe!

JCC Literary



Conversations with authors that are making waves in the Jewish literary world. Book club, book exchange, and much more! To volunteer for the organizing committee, email

Arts Culture & Creating meaningful Jewish arts and culture related experiences in Calgary


Human life is made up of stories – those stories reflect who we are. JCCs are the vessels that provide a space for many of these stories. Tagging along on the success of the Humans of… brand, this photo exhibit is an invitation to learn, share, and celebrate the stories of the Humans of our JCC. For more information contact Shula Banchik | 403-537-8596

Jewish Calendar 101 September - December 2021 | Tishrei - Tevet 5782*

* Holidays begin at sundown on the eve before and conclude at sundown on noted day.

High Holidays

September 7-16 1-10 Tishrei Over the High Holidays, we celebrate Rosh HaShanah (September 7-8, 1-2 Tishrei) – the head of the new year – and greet each other: Shana Tova Umetuka (Have a good and sweet year). It is customary to bake round challah, as a metaphor of the cycle of life, and dip pieces in honey. Ten days later, we observe Yom Kippur (September 15-16, 9-10 Tishrei) – the Day of Atonement – a day of spiritual cleansing where we fast and attend synagogue for an entire day of solemn prayer. Between these two dates, there are 10 days where Jews are called to reflect on their shortcomings and transgressions; a period of introspection. During these days it is customary to go to a body of water (preferably with fish), symbolically cast our sins into the water, and leave our past shortcomings behind us, thereby starting the new year with a clean slate. This ritual is called Tashlich.


September 21-28 15-22 Tishrei Named after the booths or huts (sukkot in Hebrew) where Jews are supposed to dwell during this week-long celebration. According to rabbinic tradition, these flimsy sukkot represent the huts in which the Israelites dwelt during their 40 years of wandering in the desert after escaping from slavery in Egypt. The festival of Sukkot is one of the three great pilgrimage festivals of the Jewish year.

Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

September 28-29 22-23 Tishrei Shmini Atzeret celebrates the last day of Sukkot, while Simchat Torah observes the finishing of the reading of the Torah – the Five Books of Moses – and the immediate beginning of the reading from the first book called Bereshit (Genesis). In this manner, the annual cycle of Torah readings and studying remains unbroken. During this holiday, we dance and joyfully parade with the Torah scrolls in the synagogue.


November 29-December 6 25 Kislev-2 Tevet During Chanukah, we celebrate Juddah and the Maccabees defeating the Greco-Syrian army in 165 BCE. When the Maccabees regained control of the Temple they only found enough oil to light the menorah for one day, yet it miraculously lasted for eight days. This is why we now light a Chanukiyah (a candelabra with nine branches instead of seven) for eight days. Customs include exchanging gifts, playing dreidel (spin tops), winning or giving gelt (chocolate coins), and eating fried foods such as latkes (potato pancakes), sufganiyot (donuts), and any other fried foods. It is also referred to as the festival of light during the shortest days of the year and the winter solstice.

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CeLebrate the Jewish Holidays at the JCC! High Holidays

Friday, September 3 | 10:00am-12:00pm Honey and apples tasting, Cartis Bracha (greeting cards) station, and honey market.

SUP & Tashlich

Sunday, September 12 | 5:00-6:30pm Join us for a unique Days of Awe experience. Cast away the previous year’s wrongdoings on a stand-up paddleboard. Cantor Russ from Beth Tzedec Synagogue will lead the Tashlich ceremony as we float on one of our city’s beautiful lagoons at Carburn Park in Riverbend SE. Bring your picnic for after the ceremony. By donation. Email register at

Sukkah Decorating

Monday, September 20 | 2:00-4:00pm Join us for an afternoon of arts and crafts, and help decorate our beautiful community sukkah. All ages are welcome for this free event. Refreshments provided.

Open Sukkah

September 20-28 | 10:00am-8:00pm Our beautiful sukkah is open for the community to enjoy sharing a meal or simply hanging out. Private functions and community agencies are welcome to book the sukkah by email to Shula Banchik at Donations welcome.

Shabbat in the Sukkah

Friday, September 24 | 11:00-11:30am Everyone is welcome to celebrate Shabbat in the sukkah with songs, games, and more!

Chanukah Family Party

Sunday, December 5 | 2:00-4:00pm Light the last candle with the JCC! Dancing, games, cookie decorating, and much more fun!




Pool Rules 1. Any children seven years of age or younger must be within arm’s reach of an adult 16 years of age or older, and the parent / guardian MUST be in the water. No swim tests are allowed until child is eight years old. 2. Anybody eight years and older who show signs of weak swimming may be asked to use a lifejacket or can challenge the swim test. If the swim test is completed then no lifejacket and no adult supervision is required. If the swim test is not passed, patron must wear a lifejacket. Swim Test (as recommended by the Lifesaving Society): Sixty seconds treading water with head fully out of the water, immediately followed by 25 meters swim without stopping.

One long, loud whistle blast means clear the pool. Please note: • Must take a head to toe shower with soap before entering the pool. • Consult and get permission from your doctor if you have a medical condition, are pregnant or are 65+ years. • Max. of three children under 8 years may be supervised by one caregiver, 16+ years. • No urinating in or fouling the pool. • Children 0-2 years and anyone incontinent must wear a swim diaper and waterproof pool pants. • No diving in shallow end. • No outdoor shoes. • No glass, food, gum or drink. • No running, rough play, offensive behaviour or foul language. Do not use pool if you: • Have been told not to by a regional health authority or doctor. • Have diarrhea or have had diarrhea in the past two weeks. • Have an infectious or communicable disease, sores, and / or wounds. • Are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. IF YOU FEEL DIZZINESS, FATIGUE, HEADACHE, OR NAUSEA LEAVE THE POOL IMMEDIATELY AND FIND ASSISTANCE






Become a Chaver (Friend) today! Turn to page 2 for details.

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Swimming L E SS O N S

FOR AGES 3 YEARS UP TO ADULTS Private or semi-private lessons are a great way to get more out of your swimming experience at the Paperny Family JCC. Let us know what you would like to improve on and we will customize the lessons to your goals. Items to work on may include: • Skill assessment • Flip turns • Learning to swim • Physical fitness • Drill training • Stretching and warm-ups • Comfort in the water • Stroke improvement • Competitive training • Diving techniques • Strengthening strokes • Self rescue techniques Private Lessons 1-on-1 30-minute lesson $ 3050/Member $3550/Public Sundays: 2:30-6:30pm Mondays: 9:30am-2:00pm Tuesdays: 9:30am-2:00pm Tuesdays: 7:30-8:30pm Wednesdays: 9:30am-2:00pm Saturdays: 2:30-6:30pm

Semi-Private Lessons 1-on-2 1-on-3 30-minute lesson 30-minute lesson $ 2175*/M $2525*/P $15*/M $18*/P

*Price per person, per lesson

September 19 - December 12 (no class October 10) September 20 - December 13 (no class October 11) September 21 - December 14 September 21 - December 14 September 22 - December 15 September 25 - December 18

Register now by contacting the aquatics coordinator at

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Swim Patrol

Ages 9+

Bronze Cross

Ages 13+

Designed for swimmers looking for a challenge, this program focuses on lifesaving skills and consists of three programs (Rookie, Ranger, and Star Patrol) with three modules each (Water Proficiency, First Aid, and Recognition & Rescue). A perfect program for those who have completed the swimmer program but are not old enough for the Bronze courses.

Designed for participatns who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. Includes a timed 600m swim. Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion (need not be current).

Tuesday Sept.21-Dec.14 7:30-8:30pm (13 classes) $ 150/Member $195/Public 8390

Friday, Oct.1 4:30-8:30pm Saturday, Oct.2 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday, Oct.3 9:00am-5:00pm $ 180/Member $210/Public 8349

Saturday Sept.25-Dec.18 5:00-6:30pm (13 classes) $ 150/Member $195/Public 8350

Bronze Star

Ages 13+

Develops swimming proficiency, lifesaving skill, and personal fitness. Participants refine their stroke mechanics, acquire self-rescue skills, and apply fitness principles in training workouts. Bronze Star is excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion and provides a fun introduction to lifesaving sport. Prerequisite: None (Swim Patrol experience recommended). Sunday Sept.19-Dec.12 5:00-6:30pm (13 classes) $ 140/Member $170/Public 8348

Bronze Medallion

Ages 13+

Challenges participants both mentally and physically. Judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness – the four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze Medallion training. Participants acquire the assessment and problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on, and around the water. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross. Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current). Friday, Sept.24 4:30-8:30pm Saturday, Sept.25 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday, Sept.26 9:00am-5:00pm $ 175/Member $200/Public 8321

National Lifeguard (NL)

Ages 16+

Recognized as the standard for lifeguards in Canada, NL training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and mature and responsible attitude toward the role of lifeguarding. This six-day program develops basic skills, principles, and decision-making processes to help lifeguards evaluate and adapt to different aquatics facilities and emergencies. Prerequisites: Current Standard First Aid and CPR level C, Bronze Cross, and 16+ years of age. Friday, Oct.22 4:30-8:30pm Saturday, Oct.23 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday, Oct.24 9:00am-5:00pm Friday, Oct.29 4:30-8:30pm Saturday, Oct.30 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday, Oct.31 9:00am-5:00pm $ 225/Member $250/Public 8355

NL Recertification

Ages 16+

This recertification class allows for lifeguards to be evaluated and demonstrate their skills to ensure they are meeting the Lifesaving Society standards and will be able to provide proper rescue techniques in emergency situations. Prerequisites: Current Standard First Aid and CPR level C, NL certification (good for 24 months), and 16+ years of age. Saturday Dec.4 12:00-4:00pm (1 class) $ 70/Member $85/Public 8351

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Lifesaving and Swim Instructor (LSI)

Ages 16+

Friday, Nov.19 4:30-8:30pm Saturday, Nov.20 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday, Nov.21 9:00am-5:00pm Friday, Nov.26 4:30-8:30pm Saturday, Nov.27 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday, Nov.28 9:00am-5:00pm $ 300/Member $325/Public 8320

LSI Recertification

Ages 16+

This recertification class allows the instructors to be evaluated and demonstrate their skills to ensure they are meeting the Lifesaving Society LSI Level 1 competencies. Prerequisites: Previous LSI certification, Bronze Update 2021, and 16 years of age. Sunday Dec.5 12:00-4:00pm (1 class) $ 70/Member $85/Public 8388

Ages 16+

By taking standard first aid and CPR training, candidates will become part of the chain of survival, and will learn the most up-to-date CPR training. This two-day, OH&S approved course covers a range of first aid topics and certifies candidates in CPR level C with AED training. Once a candidate successfully completes the skills component and multiple choice exam (with minimum grade of 75%) they will immediately receive a workplace approved first aid and CPR certificate valid for three years. First aid manual is available at an additional cost of $20. Saturday and Sunday Oct.16-17 9:00am-5:00pm (2 classes) $ 160/Member $190/Public 8352

Standard First Aid / CPR Recertification

Ages 16+

Alberta OH&S approved standard first aid and CPR recertification course for candidates who need to renew their certification. First aid manual is available at an additional cost of $20. Perquisites: Candidates must have taken a recertification course or a full course within the past three years through a credible provider. Credible providers include: St. Johns Ambulance, St. Mark James, Lifesaving Society, and Heart and Stroke Foundation. Candidates must have completed previous certification within Canada. International certificates are not acknowledged. Sunday Nov.28 9:00am-5:00pm (1 class) $ 75/Member $90/Public 8354

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Swim instructors are responsible for teaching and evaluating candidates participating in the Swim for Life® and Canadian Swim Patrol programs. This course prepares instructors to apply Level 1 leadership competencies and strategies designed to teach swimming and lifesaving, water rescue education, and are responsible for teaching and evaluating candidates participating in the Canadian Swim Patrol, Bronze Medals, Distinction, Boat Rescue and Lifesaving Society CPR programs. LSI certification is the prerequisite for other Lifesaving Society instructor certifications. Prerequisites: 16 years years of age and Bronze Cross or higher.

Standard First Aid / CPR


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AQUATICS FREE FOR Aqua Fitness MEMBERS We offer a large selection of aqua fitness classes FREE to our members. The general public may pay a drop-in fee (see page 9) to attend the class. Experience a fitness class in the pool! Water has a thousand times more resistance to that of air so it can provide an awesome workout. It is suitable for everyone as all movements use the body’s own resistance.




Our aqua fitness classes vary between 45 to 55 minutes in length and are led by a team of highly-qualified instructors. The components of all fitness classes include: a warm up, cardiovascular conditioning, muscle and core strengthening, and stretching. There is an average of 17 aqua fitness classes that run weekly. They vary in intensity and fitness level so as to meet the needs and abilities of all our adult and older members. See page 35 for class descriptions.

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Aqua Fitness Class Descriptions As You Choose Participants are free to choose to work out in the deep water wearing a flotation belt or in the shallow water with their feet on the floor. With careful attention and preparation, the instructor is able to teach to all participants.

Aqua Variety A challenging class offering a variety of formats and styles. May include deep water workout, Tabata, tether, interval, boot camp, circuit, shallow or Aqua Zen.

Deep Water Workout Wearing a floatation belt, you submerge yourself in the deep end of a pool for a deep water workout! While your deep water aerobics class has a low impact on your joints, it has an enormous impact on your cardiovascular system with the help of the resistance in the water. Class formats may vary between Tabata, circuit, boot camp or interval.

Aqua Zen A shallow water aquafit experience that encourages peace and vitality through a variety of movements that inspires harmony within the mind, body and spirit. This holistic, wellness-based class focuses on mindfulness and range of motion while improving balance and body awareness. Find your zen while receiving all of the tranquility that the water has to offer.

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Shallow Water Workout Activate your aqua urge for exercise! This class is held in the pool’s shallow end in chest-deep water so your feet are always touching the floor. Shallow water workouts improve agility, coordination, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. Equipment may be used to develop strength and balance. Tether Deep Water Workout Aquafit enthusiasts will benefit from this fun cardiovascular workout in the deep water! There is a strong focus on core stability while performing deep water moves which will result in increased intensity. Participants will find themselves tethered to a lane rope with a bungee cord attached to a belt. Great for beginner to advanced!

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Aqua Unleashed This high intensity workout is intended to keep your heart pumping and push you past your limits. Come join us for a blend of cardio and resistance training to improve your endurance and strength.



Personal and Group Training


Are you restarting a fitness routine after a long hiatus? Looking to increase your fitness knowledge? Seeking a total body transformation? Still struggling with that chronic condition? Then power up with our fitness pros! Get personalized fitness and lifestyle coaching, support, encouragement, and accountability with one-on-one, small group or team training. When you commit to working out with one of our training pros, you are being accountable for your health. All of our personal trainers are registered fitness professionals that will bring you the leading edge of current trends and research in the fitness industry. If you are looking to enhance your quality of life, have more energy, become fitter, or need some motivation, let our qualified trainers guide you to success. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing training sessions that are safe, challenging, and tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. We promote fitness as a lifestyle that enhances everyday living and longevity. Get started today on your personalized fitness journey! For more information about personal training contact Cathy Bjorndalen at 403-537-8598 or

TOP 10 REASONS to work with a Personal Trainer

1. Professional fitness assessments will show you your starting point and allow you to track your progress towards measurable outcomes. 2. Receive personalized plans and targeted exercises to help reach your goals. 3. Achieve your fitness goals results faster and more efficiently. 4. Stay motivated and accountable. 5. Accelerate rehabilitation from injury. 6. Increase your fitness knowledge so you are confident working out on your own. 7. Get a workout partner that supports you with cutting edge ideas, inspiration, and variety to keep your body challenged. 8. Learn proper form and posture to safely execute exercises and prevent injury. 9. Get balanced programming in terms of strength, mobility, and conditioning. 10. Transform your body.

Tag Along Tuesdays OCTOBER 5 NOVEMBER 2 DECEMBER 7 Bring a friend or family member and enjoy our facility for free! For more information call 403-253-8600, ext.0. Register online • In person • Call 403-253-8600, ext.0

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Why the Pilates Reformer? The reformer offers all the benefits of Pilates including overall strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance – but the reformer takes exercises to the next level by adding resistance and leverage. Pilates reformer sessions are comprehensive, full-body workouts that focus on core strength and proper muscle engagement which improves athletic performance, injury recovery, weight loss, balance, and bone density – supporting proper spinal alignment. The reformer’s set-up for eccentric contraction is one of the keys to achieving the long, strong muscles without bulk for which Pilates is known.

Personal Training | Pilates Reformer One-on-One Sessions Member** Public** $ $ 1 70 8050 $ $ 4 68 7820 $ $ 8 65 7475 $ $ 16 63 7245 $ $ 24 60 69 $ $ 100 55 6325 Two-on-One* Sessions Member** $ 1 40 $ 4 38 $ 8 36 $ 16 34 $ 24 32 $ 100 30

Public** $ 46 $ 4370 $ 4140 $ 3910 $ 3680 $ 3450

Three-on-One* Sessions Member** $ 1 35 $ 4 33 $ 8 31 $ 16 29 $ 24 27 $ 100 25

Public** $ 4025 $ 3795 $ 3565 $ 3335 $ 3105 $ 2875

Four-on-One* Sessions Member** $ 1 30 $ 4 28 $ 8 26 $ 16 24 $ 24 22 $ 100 20

Public** $ 3450 $ 3220 $ 2990 $ 2760 $ 2530 $ 23


NEW Pilates Reformer We offer one-on-one and duet reformer classes to ensure the highest quality, personalized experience possible. Feel confident knowing your instructor not only understands you and your body, but they also understand how to help you reach your individual goals. We will design programs that benefit your posture and fitness, assist with your rehabilitation process at all stages, allowing your body to feel longer and leaner.

*Rates per person, per session **Prices do not include GST No refunds on personal training.

Pilates reformer classes are low impact and adaptable making them open to all ages and levels of fitness and exercise experience. Reformer work benefits everyone from elite athletes to people with a more sedentary lifestyle. Two to three sessions a week are recommended to start.


For information contact Cathy Bjorndalen at 403-537-8598 or






$ $ Community $ Partnerships $ Turn to pages 22 and 23 to find out more about our

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NEW Functional Full Body


Bootcamp (F2B2)

Do you want a supportive, fun (yet challenging) atmosphere to achieve your fitness goals? Then you have found the perfect workout! Our highly-qualified team of coaches will provide you with safe, effective, science-based exercises that will get you stronger, leaner, and more mobile. The combination of resistance training, conditioning, and mobility work will ensure that your body is functioning at its peak. Our functional full-body boot camps help people of all fitness levels experience the total body transformations they desire. The workouts are specifically designed to increase lean muscle mass and speed up metabolism, providing you long-lasting weight loss and improved energy levels. Get stronger and increase your cardiovascular capacity with each session. Develop patterns and knowledge that will contribute to the creation of a healthy lifestyle allowing you to achieve long lasting results. Join us today and see the difference for yourself!

Level 1: Mon / Wed Level 2: Mon / Wed Level 1 & 2: Mon / Wed / Fri

7:00pm 5:30pm 9:15am

Level 1 Formerly: Fitness for EVERYBody Start off on the right path toward your fitness goals and expand your knowledge in a supportive and fun environment. Our talented coaches will create safe and effective workouts for novice through intermediate levels of fitness and exercise experience. We will transform your lifestyle physically and mentally providing you with science-based workouts that will get you stronger, leaner, and more mobile. Level 2 For intermediate to advanced fitness levels. Crush your fitness goals by amplifying the intensity of your workouts. Programming is expanded by adding more complex exercises and higher intensity endurance conditioning. Sample Class

• Transform your body as you build muscle and scorch calories.

• Warm up and mobility exercises.

• Safe, balanced, efficient, and highly effective programming.

• Moderate to high-rep exercises (TRX, kettlebells, dumbbells, bands).

• Skilled coaches applying cutting edge exercise science, inspiring you to be your best.

• Cardio conditioning (row, spin, skip).

• Strength training (barbells) or supersets.

• Core work.

• Curated playlists that motivate you to crush your fitness goals. • A community building based approach to fitness with no-ego attitudes.




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F2B2 Level 1 Mondays Sept.20-Oct.25 7:00-8:00pm (5 classes, no class Oct.11) $ 60/Member $75/Public 8336 Wednesdays Sept.22-Oct.27 7:00-8:00pm (6 classes) $ 72/Member $90/Public 8337

Functional Full Body Bootcamp (F2B2) Mondays Sept.20-Oct.25 9:15-10:15am (5 classes, no class Oct.11) $ 60/Member $75/Public 8331 Wednesdays Sept.22-Oct.27 9:15-10:15am (6 classes) $ 72/Member $90/Public 8332 Fridays Sept.24-Oct.29 9:15-10:15am (6 classes) $ 72/Member $90/Public 8333 Mondays Nov.1-Dec.13 9:15-10:15am (7 classes) $ 84/Member $105/Public 8340 Wednesdays Nov.8-Dec.15 9:15-10:15am (7 classes) $ 84/Member $105/Public 8341 Fridays Nov.5-Dec.17 9:15-10:15am (7 classes) $ 84/Member $105/Public 8342

Wednesdays Nov.8-Dec.15 7:00-8:00pm (7 classes) $ 84/Member $105/Public 8344

F2B2 Level 2 Mondays Sept.20-Oct.25 5:30-6:30pm (5 classes, no class Oct.11) $ 60/Member $75/Public 8334 Wednesdays Sept.22-Oct.27 5:30-6:30pm (6 classes) $ 72/Member $90/Public 8335 Mondays Nov.1-Dec.13 5:30-6:30pm (7 classes) $ 84/Member $105/Public 8345 Wednesdays Nov.8-Dec.15 5:30-6:30pm (7 classes) $ 84/Member $105/Public 8346

Stay Connected!

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Mondays Nov.1-Dec.13 7:00-8:00pm (7 classes) $ 84/Member $105/Public 8343


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CrossFit J•Factory CrossFit involves constantly varied, high-intensity functional movements that mirror everyday activities such as squatting, pulling, pushing, etc. The workouts are safe, effective, always changing, and can be adjusted to challenge all participants. Workouts are so effective because of their emphasis on the elements of load, distance, and speed, which help participants develop high levels of power. Varied equipment is used to accomplish this including kettlebells, rowers, bikes, medicine balls, speed ropes, rings, and plyometric boxes.

Monthly Rate Unlimited classes $ 85 JCC Member • $185 Public Drop-In Rate Single class $ 18 JCC Member • $25 Public Couple Rate Unlimited classes $ 135 JCC Member • $295 Public

CrossFit Schedule

Our CrossFit program will help you to achieve your fitness goals in a supportive environment whether it is improved strength, sport performance or weight loss. CrossFit is modifiable for all fitness levels and experience, no need to be intimidated! Beginners are always welcome.


For information about CrossFit memberships contact the Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0.


Mondays / Wednesdays / Fridays

12:00pm Mondays / Wednesdays / Fridays

4:30pm Mondays to Fridays Saturdays / Sundays

SPECIAL OFFER Attend a trial class for $5! Also, take advantage of our J•Factory CrossFit promotion: Sign-up for your first month of unlimited classes for $100. Register for the trial class and / or first month offer at the JCC Customer Service Desk or call 403-253-8600, ext.0.

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DROP-IN Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement

PWR! Moves

Tuesdays Sept.14-Dec.14 7:00-8:00pm (14 classes) $ 224/Member $252/Public 8328 Drop-in fee: $20/Member & Public




PWR! Moves is a high amplitude exercise class designed for people with Parkinson’s. Attention is focused on four FUNdamental movements specifically targeting skills shown by research to interfere with mobility in people with Parkinson’s: antigravity extension, weight shifting, axial mobility, and transitional movements. A PWR! Moves assessment is required (cost: $ 100). Pre-assessment and class orientation will be scheduled prior to your first class. Post-assessment will be booked at the end of the session. For more information contact: Cherlene Magnuson • 403-444-3159 or Cathy Bjorndalen • 403-537-8598.



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Join us as we learn simple yet effective movement sequences that free up our minds, ease our bodies, and give us new ideas on how to feel more potent and alive. Each class is different, yet relaxing, and provides ideas that you can use in the days following the class to reduce your stress and discomfort. We meet on the floor, so be sure to wear comfortable clothing (and a mat if you would like); bring a towel for support.



AFLCA CERTIFICATION COURSES Want to become a fitness instructor?

Paperny Family JCC is offering Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA) certification courses taught by AFLCA Master Trainer, Lana Asuchak.


Register online at or contact the Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0. For more information email Cathy Bjorndalen at cbjorndalen@cjcc or call 403-537-8595.

Foundation in Physical Activity and Exercise

Resistance Exercise

A minimum 24-hour course covering basic fitness principles and a variety of activity experiences. Course topics include: anatomy, physiology, movement mechanics, training and conditioning, nutrition, leadership, and health and fitness. The Exercise Theory course is the prerequisite to all of the specialization courses. Friday Sept.10, 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday Sept.11, 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday Sept.12, 9:00am-5:00pm $ 259/Member & Public


Older Adult A minimum 20-hour course covering topics specific to leading fitness classes for the aging population. This course provides an overview of the changes which occur in the body as it ages and the considerations required when planning and leading fitness classes for older adults. Topics covered include: nutrition, physiology of aging, sociology of aging, common disorders, and risk management. Friday Sept.17, 2:00-6:00pm Saturday Sept.18, 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday Sept.19, 9:00am-5:00pm $ 299/Member & Public


A minimum 20-hour course covering topics such as leadership, muscular strength, muscular endurance, circuit, introductory weight training programs, monitoring fitness centre, and/or weight room orientation. The following areas will also be included: techniques and precautions, exercise analysis, design, anatomy program design, specialty background, safety considerations, training methods, and resistance training with women, older adults, and youth. Friday Sept.24, 2:00-6:00pm Saturday Sept.25, 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday Sept.26, 9:00am-5:00pm $ 299/Member & Public


Group Exercise A minimum 12-hour course covering topics specific to leading group exercise classes. Topics include: leadership, trends and media, history, legal responsibility and accountability, class components, music, movement and cueing, developing movement combinations, exercise analysis, and special populations. This course MUST be combined with at least one practical designation course: Choreography, Step, Spin, Portable Equipment or Mind / Body. Friday Oct.1, 2:00-6:00pm Saturday Oct.2, 9:00am-5:00pm $ 195/Member & Public


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A minimum eight-hour course covering topics specific to leading group exercise portable equipment classes. This practical based course will cover specific information for planning and developing portable equipment classes. Topics include: use of portable equipment, evolution, research and guidelines, class structure and content; planning, class components, use of music, leadership and choreography, equipment exercises, movement combinations, instruction, and cueing. May include, but not limited to the following: free weights, body bars / barbells, stability balls, tubing / resist-a-bands, BOSU, steps, medicine balls, and foam rollers.

A minimum eight-hour course covering topics specific to leading group exercise cycling classes. This practical based course will cover specific information for planning and developing recreational indoor cycling classes. Topics include: bike set-up and safety, pedaling, cadence, posture, class structure and content; class components, music, leadership and choreography design, movement combinations, cardiovascular conditioning, instruction, and cueing.

Sunday Oct.3, 9:00am-5:00pm $ 119/Member & Public

Sunday Oct.17, 9:00am-5:00pm $ 119/Member & Public



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Portable Equipment


FALL 2021 GROUPX STUDIO ATHLETIC TRAINING Cardio Cutz. A seamless combination of power cardio moves and muscular strength / endurance intervals done at your own station.


Cardio Pump. Intervals of step and high-low cardio alternate with weight training sets.

Take your workouts to the next level and join the fun with the GroupX Studio at the JCC. Our group exercise classes are innovative, inspiring, and challenging. Whether you are new to exercise or a seasoned fitness enthusiast, there is a class at the JCC for you! Varied class options are offered weekly including: Yoga, Pilates, Barre, High Fitness, Zumba®, Reggae Tone, DanceFit, and more – all taught by Calgary’s top instructors. We also offer exclusive experiences for those new to exercise or are active older adults. To find your perfect class, please see our class descriptions or contact our Fitness Manager, Cathy Bjorndalen at View our GroupX schedule online at Please note that the schedule and instructors are subject to change without notice. The JCC reserves the right to reschedule / cancel classes based on attendance.



Cardio Tabata. A fierce interval class of high intensity cardio alternating with intervals of weights and core, improving your overall fitness. If you want variety and good music, this is your class! HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). Take your fitness to the next level. Various portable equipment is used in this explosive full body workout. HIIT boosts metabolism and improves aerobic and anaerobic fitness. Power Hour. Warm up with boxing combinations of jabs, crosses, uppercuts, and hooks. Ramp up your heart rate with some plyometrics such as burpees and jumping jacks. Targeted core exercises end this fun and powerful class. BODY & MIND Barre. Ballet-based fitness with weight intervals and core conditioning. This class will lengthen, strengthen, and tone your thighs, arms, abdominals, and glutes. For all levels. Buti Yoga. This calorie-scorching workout fuses power yoga with cardio-intensive tribal dance and body sculpting primal movement. The result: long, lean muscles and a super fit body! Gentle Yoga. Designed for adults of any age, including seniors and those with minor physical ailments who prefer a slower paced or more relaxed practice. Includes beginning yoga postures and principles of body alignment and breath awareness. Modifications are provided to ensure that poses are accessible for anyone with tight hips, cranky knees, or other minor limitations. All levels are welcome, including those who are new to yoga.

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Pilates. A mat class blending core strength, flexibility, and alignment. Create long, lean muscles and improve body awareness. All levels welcome!

Multi-Step. This fun and energetic step class uses two to four steps and challenges your cardio and coordination.

Pilates Interval Training (PIT). Low impact workout integrating cardio exercises with Pilates. A challenging and effective workout to lengthen and strengthen your muscles, as well as improve your posture and flexibility. Vitality Stretch. Enjoy this slow-paced stretch and flexibility class. We stretch with purpose to renew length and balance in our bodies.

CHOREOGRAPHY Cardio Remix. A sweaty blast! A fun, moderate intensity class combining popular music (new and old) with intervals, plyometrics, and easy-to-follow cardio. DanceFit. A new kind of dance class that engages your entire body for a full body workout. Like other forms of cardio exercise, dancing has mood and mind benefits, improving energy, and lowering stress. We could all use more Latin, ballroom or freestyle dance in our exercise routines. HIGHLow. A throwback to the old school days of HiLo Aerobics, bringing the same energy, intensity, and effectiveness of a HIGH Fitness class with lower impact. The same songs and choreography are used but without burpees and tuck jumps! Low impact options will be demonstrated first, followed by higher levels of impact so people can choose their preferred level of impact.

Reggae Tone. A fun dance based cardio class for all levels that incorporates Reggae. Calypso, Soca and Afro Beats music mixed with contemporary tunes. Modifications are provided to make this class inclusive to many abilities and ages. The class finishes with 10 mins of core, strength work, and a stretch. 20/20/20. Get the variety you crave! Mix it up in this fun interval training class. Intervals are 20 minutes each of step, hi/low cardio, and resistance training. Zumba®. Join the party! Latin flavor, hi and low impact, dance-based movement to awesome music will make you forget it’s a workout! No experienced needed. FOREVER YOUNG Move to AL – Chair Dancing. If you enjoy music and movement, join us in the gym where we pretend to close blinds and “dance like no one is watching”! No experience necessary. Most choreography is seated with an option to stand for those who prefer. EverFit. This gentle moving class will help improve overall fitness including strength, balance, and cardiovascular health. Options are provided for all levels. EZ Energy. Improve mobility, stability, and cardiovascular health in this soft impact class. This fun class closes with functional core training and stretching. Zumba® Gold. Zumba = fun fitness! Low impact, dance-based movement to awesome music that will get you fit while having fun!

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Yoga. Physical postures (asanas) combined with inhales and exhales, create a steady internal rhythm. This class places a strong focus on the power of breath awareness, designed to cultivate heat in the body with creative sequences involving sun salutations, standing, seated, and balancing postures. Moderately intense, this class is open to all levels with modifications given.

Pound. Let loose your inner rock star in this high energy class! Working with “Ripstix” and a choreographed exercise program, your body becomes the stage for you to let loose, have fun, and get your body sweat on. You’ll leave class with your body wanting an encore performance!





A Place to Ride for New and Experienced Cyclists

Bands ‘n’ Balance. This is a low impact, moderate to high intensity class that uses a variety of resistance bands and weights. Your balance will be challenged with compound exercises that activate your mind-muscle connection. Your muscles will be toned and your balance improved! Body Blast. Amp up your strength training with this full body workout using barbells, hand weights, and cardio intervals.


Pumped Plus. Get strong and defined as we work all major muscle groups. Improve your muscular strength, endurance, and power.

Join us for the best indoor cycle studio in southwest Calgary! Pick your time and lock in your membership. There are only 15 spots available in each class. Reserve online at

Sets Plus. Dumb bell super set intervals alternate with explosive muscular power moves, giving you a full body workout with amazing results! Tone & Sculpt. Shape, tone, and define your muscles using a variety of fitness equipment including weighted bars, free weights, and exercise balls. Target every muscle group for a total-body toning workout – improving strength, balance, and coordination while defining muscles. SPINNING Spin. Fire up your cardio fitness in this supersweaty cycling workout! Spin & Pump. Spin into shape and then challenge your major muscle groups with weights and core strengthening.

Questions? Comments? Feedback? Please contact: Cathy Bjorndalen, Fitness Manager

Classes have no ability criteria, however they are designed to progress you toward a goal or event. It doesn’t matter if you are preparing for a cycling vacation, a Gran Fondo, riding off the front in a cycling event, striving for a personal best time, or simply wanting to commute more safely and competently – we want you to have goals and be motivated to achieve them. We progress through the winter season with structured, coached classes. We don’t make pretty sets of choreography to simply pass the time. We spend our precious time in the saddle getting more competent on the bike. We get pumped about challenging ourselves, riding outside, and maybe participating in an event. There are no egos – everyone is the same speed on a trainer. The bottom line: good company, great music, and smart sessions. For class descriptions and more information please visit or email

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Active Living classes are designed specifically for people who have any type of chronic condition. Trained and talented instructors are careful to offer modifications that address the needs of our participants in classes that include all of the major components of a fitness class. This program is offered in-person ($10 a month for JCC members) and virtually via Zoom ($18 a month). Please contact LeAnne Crane with any questions at lcrane@cjcc ca.


Easy Going This class is geared toward adults who are looking for a gentler approach to fitness. The warm up and strength training are done while seated. Because weight-bearing exercise is so important, walking, posture (against a wall) and balance (holding on to a dance bar) will be done standing. Keep Going This class is for adults with a chronic condition who are looking for a little more challenge, but still want a low impact class that is easy on the joints. The entire class is done standing and offers various formats to keep it interesting. Get Going Features walking, seated and standing movement for the cardio component. Strength, balance and flexibility training are done seated or standing behind a chair. Join us for a functional fitness class to help with the various activities of everyday living. Tuesdays and Fridays feature extra focus on balance and strength training.

Gentle Chair Yoga This class is perfect for participants looking for a softer approach. Enjoy moving in and out of poses slowly with a focus on breathing, strengthening, and stretching exercises. We will explore breath work to promote relaxation. Urban Poling Indoor / Outdoor walking with activator poles. A great prescription for overall health, wellness, and rehabilitation for EVERYONE. The use of speciallydesigned activator poles improves your balance, core strength, posture, and reduces impact on joints. Poles provided by the JCC for your use in each class. Bone Builder A relaxed, low-intensity session where we emphasize movement, stretching, and strength exercises designed to help you with life’s everyday activities. Chair Dancing Enjoy music and movement in this fun class. Most choreography is done seated with an option to stand for those who prefer. No dance experience necessary.

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Challah Baking We are back! Smell the fresh baked Challah as you enter our building every Friday. Toppings offered are sesame seeds, poppy seeds, everything, cinnamon and sugar, and plain. Fridays Starting October 1 8:30am until sold out, no holds $ 7/Large $4/Small

Apple iPad 1 Essentials An introduction for seniors highlighting the use and benefits of the amazing Apple iPad. Facilitated by Saul Prince. Mondays Oct.18-Nov.8 11:00am-12:00pm (4 classes) $ 50/Member & Public 8294

Beginners Yiddish 2 Learn to speak in sentences with new words, both in speech and song. As a special treat, an authentic, Yiddish cooking experience will be incorporated in this course! Facilitated by Rabbi Ilana Krygier Lapides. Wednesdays Oct.6-Nov.24 11:00am-12:00pm (8 classes) $ 50/Member & Public 8293 NEW

Monthly Luncheons A lovely and fun way to spend a Tuesday afternoon with friends in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a home-cooked meal and wonderful entertainment. Tuesdays October 12, November 9 No lunch in September due to the High Holidays. 11:45am-1:45pm $ 5/Member & Public

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Memorable Brain Level 1 Are you worried that your memory is not as it was? Do you want to know how to easily remember a friend’s name, important dates and events, your grandchild’s birthday, and more? This eight-week course will help you achieve that. Facilitated by Karina Szulc. Thursdays Sept.30-Nov.25 1:00-2:00pm (8 classes, no class Nov.11) $ 50/Member & Public 8296 NEW

Apple iPad 2 Essentials This intermediate class will teach how to benefit from the use of the amazing Apple iPad. Facilitated by Saul Prince. Mondays Nov.15-Dec.6 11:00am-12:00pm (4 classes) $ 50/Member & Public 8295




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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 2:00 - 3:30pm Dress in your Sunday best with your largest derby hat!

Entertainment by Talia Joffe. Cost: $10 per person (member and public) RSVP before November 17 Nessie: 403-690-2449 or 403-253-8600, ext.0


In partnership with

Voices Choir Everyone is welcome to join our seniors choir for a fun time of singing and socializing. Conducted by Karina Szulc. Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm FREE/Member & Public For info call: Nessie at 403-690-2449 Karina at 403-473-8073 FREE


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GOLDEN AGE PARTY In partnership with

TUESDAY DECEMBER 14 11:45am - 1:45pm Join us for a festive lunch! Celebrate with entertainment by Steven Klevsky, door prizes, and 50/50 draw.

................. Cost: $15 per person (member and public)

RSVP before December 8 Nessie 403-690-2449 or Natalia 403-401-6480 or Customer Service Desk 403-253-8600, ext.0

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IDEAS WANTED! Please share your program ideas and questions with Nessie Hollander at 403-690-2449 or

CONTEST! 1. What is one “new” program for kids, ages 7 to 11? 2. In the adults (fitness) section, what is “F2B2” short for? 3. What is the date for the Golden Age Kentucky Derby High Tea? All correct entries will be entered into a draw to win: • One month individual membership, • One challah loaf, • One personal training session. Email your answers to by: Monday, September 20, 2021 Register online • In person • Call 403-253-8600, ext.0





A Day at the JCC.......................................................... 52 Active Living.................................................................. 46 AFLCA Certification Courses.............. 40,41 All Ball Multi-Sport....................................14 Apple iPad 1 Essentials.............................47 Apple iPad 2 Essentials.............................47 Aqua Fitness................................................................... 32 Art Classes, Kids.........................................15 Art Classes, Youth......................................17 Babysitting...................................................................... 12 BBYO................................................................................... 21 Beyond the Bell Afterschool Program........... 18 Broadway Classics.....................................24 Bronze Cross.................................................................. 30 Bronze Star...................................................................... 30 Bronze Medallion........................................................ 30 Camps................................................................................ 18 Challah Baking.............................................................. 47 Chanukah Family Party.............................27 Chanukah Golden Age Party...................48 Childcare.......................................................................... 11 Community Partners..........................................22,23 CrossFit.............................................................................. 38 Doctrine Training........................................................ 44 Feldenkrais...................................................................... 39 Functional Full Body Bootcamp........ 36,37 Group Exercise....................................................... 42-44 High Holidays.............................................27 Hip Hop, Kids..............................................15 Hip Hop Dance...........................................17 Humans of JCC Photo Exhibit..................25 JCC Literary Festival..................................24 Jewish Calendar 101................................................. 26 Kentucky Derby High Tea.........................48 Kids ‘R’ Us.......................................................................... 16 KidStart Literacy.......................................................... 15 Launchpad Pre Basics...............................19

Launchpad Coding....................................19 Lifesaving and Swim Instructor......................... 31 Lifesaving and Swim Instructor Recert......... 31 Memorable Brain Level 1.........................47 Monthly Luncheons.................................................. 47 National Lifeguard..................................................... 30 National Lifeguard Recertification................... 30 Open Sukkah..............................................27 Party with Us................................................................. 12 Personal and Group Training............................... 34 Pilates Reformer........................................25 PWR! Moves................................................................... 39 Ready, Set…3s!............................................................ 14 Rock Climbing, Youth............................................... 17 Shabbat in the Sukkah..............................27 Standard First Aid / CPR.......................................... 31 Standard First Aid / CPR Recertification........ 31 Sukkah Decorating....................................27 SUP & Tashlich............................................27 Swim Patrol..................................................................... 30 Swimming Lessons, Private.................................. 29 Tag Along Tuesdays................................................... 34 Teen Connect................................................................ 20 Time for 2s....................................................................... 13 Voices Choir................................................................... 48 Yiddish 2, Beginners.................................47 Yoga & Dance.............................................19 Yoga & Dance, Kids....................................15 Yoga, Preschool..........................................14



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