Fall 2023 Program Guide

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CalgaryJCC.com 1607 90 Avenue SW
FALL 2023

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.





6:00 - 8:00pm

Bring the entire family to the Paperny Family JCC for a miraculous evening of light!

Join us for a beautiful Havdalah ceremony with PJ Library® – followed by music, dancing, crafts, cookie decorating, and much more – as we light the third candle on our Chanukiah together!

This event is FREE to attend but please bring non-perishable food items to support families in need through Wynne’s Pantry

Cover (from left): Join Oscar, Bonnie, Clara, Liliana, Gordon, Nadine, and Cathy! Enter our “I Found My Centre” social media contest to win a great prize! Details on page 33.

Program Registration

Online at mycalgaryjcc.com, in person or call 403-253-8600, ext.0

Members: Sunday, August 20 • 8:00am

Public: Wednesday, August 23 • 8:00am

Early Bird Deadline: Friday, September 1 • 6pm (see page 7)

Children and teens benefit from a variety of programs ranging from preschool and early childhood to after-school care and seasonal camps

Community centres open the door for opportunity to connect with others in a welcoming and friendly space In addition to creating an environment for meaningful interactions, there is a lot more to community centres than might initially meet the eye JCCs in particular are dedicated to creating a sense of belonging and supporting the health and wellness of their members .

There are multiple benefits you can expect from participating in programs and events at the Paperny Family JCC . Better health and well-being, support for parents, stronger social connections, a place to celebrate Jewish culture – all provided in an inclusive and warm atmosphere

Our JCC is a vibrant, all-encompassing facility with offerings for individuals and families of all ages, stages, backgrounds, and faiths Members enjoy access to our well-equipped fitness centre, group exercise classes, and indoor, heated, salt water pool

Whether you’re interested in health and wellness, check out: Fitness Assessments (p 39), 55+ TRX Suspension Training (p 38), 28-Day Online Total Body Clean Up Challenge (p .38), and Pickleball (p .40); or aquatics programming such as our Assistant Lifeguard Club (p 33), recreational swim clubs: Youth and Teen Master Swim (p 34) and Aqua Fitness classes (p 35); or children’s programs including: All Ball – 60 Ways to Play (p 14), Dance (p 14,17), JCC Fit Kids (p 18), Seasonal and Day Off Camps (p 19), and Youth Pickleball (p .21); or you simply want a place to meet new friends, then register for our Holiday Lunch and Learns (p .46), enjoy a Roaring 20s High Tea (p .46), or celebrate together at our Annual JCC Chanukah Party (p 2) – the Paperny Family JCC is YOUR Centre!

We hope you join the lovely group on our front cover image and find your centre with the JCC as well (and check out our contest details on page 33)!

3 FALL 2023 Staff 5 Building Information 6 Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Childcare 11 Babysitting 12 Children 13 Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Teens 21 Social and Leadership 23 Arts and Culture 25 Community Partners 28 Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Adults 36 GroupX Studio 42 Golden Age 45 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
A Message from Rhona Shore Executive Director

It’s Moments Like This



Kick off the UJA 2023 Campaign at 10am with a 5km walk or run along the reservoir starting from the Paperny Famiy JCC.


Then meet us back at the JCC field at 11:30am for a lively concert, games, food, and more!

Come together to celebrate our community and all that Jewish Calgary has to offer!


Join us for a super-fun community concert at 11:30am
TITLE SPONSOR: THE BALABAN FAMILY NOW at QR code or go to jewishcalgary.org
The Paperny Family JCC is a proud partner agency funded in part by generous donations to Calgary Jewish Federation’s annual United Jewish Appeal campaign.
5 FALL 2023 STAFF Rhona Shore Executive Director 403-444-3168 Danielle Braitman Director of Engagement Programs 403-444-3146 Delfin Cawili Accounting Supervisor 403-444-3156 Darrian Doucet Aquatics Manager 403-444-3147 Ishmaeli Goldstein Youth and Teen Coordinator 403-444-3155 Nessie Hollander Golden Age Manager 403-537-8599 Zain Hoosen Client Relationship Director 403-537-8597 Anita Jong Creative and Marketing Director 403-444-3167 Safa Likhon Senior Director of Facilities 403-444-3166 Jeannette Lozancic Director of Finance 403-444-3165 Cherlene Magnuson Facilities Coordinator 403-444-3159 Michelle Mariani Assistant Executive Director 403-444-3161 Ashley Murray Children’s Program Manager 403-537-8593 Yanina Rabinovich Arts and Culture Manager 403-537-8596 Lyne St-Charles Marketing and Communications Strategist 403-444-3170 Diane Thuna Fitness and Recreation Manager 403-444-3150 Terri Van Meer Early Childhood Director 403-444-3175 Rob Baulk Ben Ginzberg Lauren Herschel Aryn Kalson-Sperandio Joe Oppenheim David Silverstone Paperny Family JCC Operations Board Jerrad Blanchard – Chair Ken Luker – Treasurer

Paperny Family JCC Building Hours

September to December 2023

403-253-8600, ext.0

Pool, gym, and fitness centre close half an hour before building closes.

Special Building Hours 2023

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Monday September 4 8:00am - 4:00pm Labour Day Wednesday September 6 5:30am - 5:30pm Staff Training Friday September 15 5:30am - 4:00pm Erev Rosh HaShanah Saturday & Sunday September 16 & 17 CLOSED Rosh HaShanah Sunday September 24 8:00am - 4:00pm Erev Yom Kippur Monday September 25 CLOSED Yom Kippur Monday October 9 8:00am - 4:00pm Thanksgiving Saturday November 11 9:00am - 4:00pm Remembrance Day Monday November 13 8:00am - 4:00pm Remembrance Day (in lieu) Sunday December 24 8:00am - 4:00pm Christmas Eve Monday December 25 8:00am - 4:00pm Christmas Day Tuesday December 26 8:00am - 4:00pm Boxing Day Sunday December 31 8:00am - 4:00pm New Year’s Eve Connected! Stay facebook.com/calgaryjcc instagram.com/calgaryjcc
Opens Closes Monday to Thursday 5:30am 9:00pm Friday 5:30am 6:00pm Saturday 9:00am 8:00pm Sunday 8:00am 8:00pm JCC Childcare Hours 403-444-3175 Opens Closes Monday to Friday 7:30am 6:00pm Saturday Closed Sunday Closed
Opens Closes Monday 9:30am 2:00pm Tuesday to Thursday 9:30am 7:00pm Friday 9:30am 1:30pm Saturday Closed Sunday 10:00am 1:30pm
to change
Karen’s Café Hours* 403-255-5311 Closed all Jewish and statutory holidays

Registration Opens

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

*To receive a discount on children’s recreational programs (see pages 11 and 18 for more info).

How to Register

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

• 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 nine to 11 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times when using the Fitness Centre

When swimming, children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult who is “within arms reach” at all times

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

Ultimately, the JCC reserves the right to limit access to children under 18 years, following Alberta Children’s Services guidelines

Refund Policy

The JCC reserves the right to cancel any program due to lack of enrollment, with a full refund All customer withdrawals for seasonal programs are subject to the following administration fees:

• Up to 10 days prior to the start of the program: 10% administration fee .

• Within 10 days of the program start date: 25% administration fee

• Option to leave a credit on account: No administration fee Credit must be used within one year . After one year, funds will be donated to the JCC

If the program has started, the JCC does not offer refunds or credits . No prorating is available for absences during programs or service Year around programs require 30-day (calendar month) written notice .

Personal training is non-refundable and non-transferable.


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 .

7 FALL 2023 Register online mycalgaryjcc.com • In person • Call 403-253-8600, ext.0 REGISTRATION
Members .......................................... Sunday, August 20 | 8:00am Public ......................................... Wednesday, August 23 | 8:00am Early Bird Registration Deadline* ................. Friday, September 1 | 6:00pm

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

Referral Program

Refer a friend to the JCC 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

Lockers and Change Rooms

Full and half lockers are available for daily use at no charge . Half lockers are available for $75 + GST per year 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


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

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JCC Membership is Great Value!

Rates effective September 1, 2023 and do not include GST

Please visit our Customer Service Desk for more information .

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 Upon renewal after the first year, the membership 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 attendance at a post-secondary institution

2 Only one parent or legal guardian living in the household with dependent children

3 Enrolled in full-time, post-secondary school

4 Ages 13 to 17 years of age

5 Married or common-law .

6 Ages 65 years and over

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Category Annual Membership* Month to Month** Three Months Paid Upfront (5% savings) Scheduled Monthly Payments Family1 $1,33998 $11242 $13524 $36601 Single Parent2 $95097 $7945 $9606 $25992 Individual $83569 $6982 $8343 $22491 Student3 $45229 $3769 $4370 $12519 Youth4 $285 $25 $29 $81 Couple5 $1,21031 $10086 $12260 $331 Senior6 $45229 $3769 $4370 $12519 GOT GAME! Mom’s GO FOR IT • GET FIT • BE YOU 6 MONTHS: $350 3 MONTHS: $200 GO TO PAGE 29 FOR MORE INFORMATION Drop-In Rates (Do not include GST): Guest Accompanied by Member 14 years & over: $12 13 years & under: $9 Guest Without Member 14 years & over: $14 13 years & under: $11 10-Visit Pass: $120 Contact the Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext 0 for more information NEW For information and to book a tour, contact Zain Hoosen at 403-537-8597 • zhoosen@cjcc.ca • Unlimited Group Exercise classes • Unlimited Aqua Fitness classes • 15% discount off True Blue lessons • Access to gymnasium and pool • Access to fitness centre • Birthday party discounts • Early registration for JCC programs • JCC program discounts • Room booking discounts • Personal Training discounts Perks of Being a JCC Member!

Yearly Towel Rental Service

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)

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

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

Meeting Room Rentals

The Paperny Family 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, 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 lstcharles@cjcc .ca .

Platinum Annual Memberships

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 15)

• 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.


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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!

Affordable, accessible, and high-quality childcare with the support of the Alberta Affordability Grant, children also have a variety of program options available throughout the day including swimming, dance, all ball multi-sports, and 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 babecarewaitlist@cjcc ca

Register your child in any JCC children’s recreational program throughout the childcare day before Friday, September 1, 2023 and receive a 20% early bird discount on the 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

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Babysitting at the JCC

The JCC is pleased 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.


8:30 - 11:00am

$750/Member (max. 2 hours)

$950/Public (max. 2 hours)

$125/Member (20 pass)

$155/Public (20 pass)

Starts on Tuesday, September 5

Babysitting does not run during CBE PD days or during seasonal camps.



WE CAN DO IT ALL! ANY SIZE! ANY STYLE! To book a party and for more information email birthdayparties@cjcc.ca Party Us! with

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time to look after your wellness while we look after your children!
For more information about parties at the JCC go to: calgaryjcc.com/programs/children-youth/childrens-parties

Just Like Home @ the JCC

Programs for 2 Year Olds

Calling all moms and dads! The Paperny Family 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

Get your toddlers ahead of the curve, engaging their creative minds, making new friends, and learning to socialize in this program for two year olds! 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.

Mondays Sept.11-Dec.11


(11 classes*, no class Sept.25, Oct.9, Nov.13)

$363/Member $440/Public 9470

Tuesdays Sept.12-Dec.12


(13 classes, no class Nov.14)

$429/Member $520/Public 9471

Wednesdays Sept.13-Dec.13


(14 classes)

$462/Member $560/Public 9472

Thursdays Sept.14-Dec.14


(13 classes, no class Nov.9)

$429/Member $520/Public 9473

Fridays Sept.15-Dec.15


(8 classes*, no class Sept.22,29 Oct.20, Nov.10,24, Dec.8)

$264/Member $320/Public 9474

* We follow the CBE school calendar; due to multiple PD days, the Monday and Friday classes are limited.

For information contact Ashley Murray at 403-537-8593 or amurray@cjcc.ca

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Hip Hop & Flip Flop Ages 2-5

An energetic, fun-filled introduction to the world of dance! Participants use props while learning a variety of skills from different genres.

Ages 2-3

Mondays Sept.11-Dec.18


(12 classes, no class Sept.25, Oct.9, Nov.13)

$204/Member $240/Public 9453

Ages 4-5

Mondays Sept.11-Dec.18

1:00-1:45pm (12 classes, no class Sept.25, Oct.9, Nov.13)

$204/Member $240/Public 9452

All Ball – Ages 3-4

60 Ways to Play

60 Ways to Play focuses on your child’s ability to create awareness, and work on developmental milestones through physical literacy. It will shine a spotlight on your child’s directional awareness, eye-hand coordination, and how it all gets relayed to the body – in creative exercises that are both fun and engaging. This class will focus on teamwork, team relays, exciting challenges, and all out FUN!

Age 3

Tuesdays Sept.5-Oct.24

10:15-11:00am (8 classes)

$136/Member $160/Public 9456

Tuesdays Oct.31-Dec.19

11:00-11:45am (8 classes)

$136/Member $160/Public 9480

Age 4

Tuesdays Sept.5-Oct.24

10:15-11:00am (8 classes)

$136/Member $160/Public 9451

Tuesdays Oct.31-Dec.19

10:15-11:00am (8 classes)

$136/Member $160/Public 9481



Ready, Set…3s! Age 3

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. Taught by Meagan Sheridan, a newly licensed early childhood educator with 10 years of experience in childcare. The program runs full year from September 2023 to June 2024 and follows the CBE calendar. Contact the Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0 to register.


Sept.5, 2023-Jun.27, 2024


$278*/Member $325*/Public

*Fee is per month

Spaces still available!

KidStart Literacy Ages 4-5

KidStart Literacy is a wonderful program designed to help your preschool age child better prepare for Kindergarten. This program has been redesigned by our newly licensed early childhood educator, Meagan Sheridan. Meagan uses a variety of handson and interactive learning techniques to engage young students. The program runs full year from September 2023 to June 2024 and follows the CBE calendar.


Sept.6, 2023-Jun.26, 2024


$365*/Member $423*/Public

*Fee is per month

Spaces still available!

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Kids ‘R’ Us

For more information contact Ashley Murray at 403-537-8593 or amurray@cjcc.ca.

Half Day Programs for Kindergarten Children |


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 Get Moving

Tuesdays (September to June)

The 60 Ways to Play program focuses on your child’s ability to create awareness, and work on developmental milestones through physical literacy. It will shine a spotlight on your child’s directional awareness, handeye coordination, and how that all gets relayed to the body – in creative exercises that are both fun and engaging. This class will focus on teamwork, team relays, exciting challenges, and all out FUN!

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)

Get your child comfortable and confident in the water! Instructors will meet your child at their level and grow their functional swimming skills. Swim lessons are offered on site through the Life Saving Society.

Kids Can Create

Fridays (September to June)


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.

Childeren will develop new skills and experiences while designing unique creations using a variety of art materials and environments. Children will be introduced to the elements of lines and shapes as the foundation fo drawing. Throughout the year, they will work through the creative process to create individual and sophisticated artwork.

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JCC Basketball Ages 4-9

Kids learn to grow their passion for the sport as well as hone their athletic skills Growing emphasis on teamwork, offensive/defensive play, sportsmanship, fair play and leadership . Individual basketball skills and drills that emphasize dribbling, passing, shooting, layups, faking and rebounding . As children advance, children develop their sports intelligence by learning when to employ their skills in a game . Team skills – offensive and defensive play are highlighted Growing emphasis on teamwork and sportsmanship and sensitivity to what kids can accomplish at their differing developmental levels

Ages 4-6

Thursdays Sept 7-Oct 26

3:30-4:15pm (8 classes)

$136/Member $160/Public

Thursdays Nov 2-Dec 21 3:30-4:15pm (8 classes) $136/Member

Sundays Nov 5-Dec .17 9:00-9:45am (7 classes)


Ages 7-9

Thursdays Sept .7-Oct .26 4:45-5:30pm (8 classes) $136/Member $160/Public

Thursdays Nov .2-Dec .21 4:45-5:30pm (8 classes)

Sundays Nov 5-Dec 17 10:00-10:45am (7 classes)

$119/Member $140/Public



Tae Kwon Do Ages 6-14 Martial Arts

Tae Kwon Do is the art of self-defense that originated in Korea It is recognized as one of the oldest forms of martial arts in the world, reaching back over 2,000 years The name was selected for its appropriate description of the art: Tae (foot), Kwon (hand), Do (art) . Tae Kwon Do includes a lot of techniques, anyone – even the youngest of children –can find something that fits them . Whether you prefer to just learn the technical aspects or you want to fight or master the forms – Tae Kwon Do is sure to delight!

Ages 6-9

Wednesdays Sept 13-Oct 25

pm (7 classes)

Ages 10-14

Sept 13-Oct 25

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$160/Public 9482
$140/Public 9498
$136/Member $160/Public
$119/Member $140/Public 9458
$136/Member $160/Public 9486
Wednesdays Nov 1-Dec 20
pm (8 classes)
$119/Member $140/Public 9487 Wednesdays
$119/Member $140/Public 9488 NEW
pm (7 classes)
Nov 1-Dec 20
pm (8 classes)


Acro/ Ages 6-9 Creative Movement

Let your imagination move you in this class combining a variety of dance techniques with rhythm, strength, flexibility, footwork and a ton of fun!

Thursdays Sept .7-Oct .26

3:30-4:15pm (8 classes)

$136/Member $160/Public 9461

Thursdays Nov 2-Dec 21

3:30-4:15pm (8 classes) $136/Member $160/Public 9477




Acro/Hip Hop Combo Age 9-12

Street-style dance techniques combine with acrobatic elements in this energetic, joyful movement class

Thursdays Sept .7-Oct .6

4:25-5:25pm (8 classes)

$136/Member $160/Public 9478

Thursdays Nov 2-Dec 21

4:25-5:25pm (8 classes) $136/Member $160/Public 9479

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Rock Climbing Ages 7-14

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 rapelling 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!

Ages 7-9

Mondays Sept 11-Oct 30

4:00-5:00pm (6 classes, no class Sept 25, Oct 9)

$120/Member $138/Public 9504

Mondays Nov 6-Dec 18

4:00-5:00pm (6 classes, no class Nov .13)

$120/Member $138/Public 9506

Ages 10-14

Mondays Sept .11-Oct .30

5:15-6:15pm (6 classes, no class Sept 25, Oct 9)

$120/Member $138/Public 9490

Mondays Nov .6-Dec .18

5:15-6:15pm (6 classes, no class Nov 13)

$120/Member $138/Public 9492



JCC Fit Kids Ages 9-11

Get your kids ready for a lifetime of health and fitness! Foundational fitness moves using body weight and energizing gamebased fitness in motivational circuits The moves are easy to get right so everyone leaves with a sense of achievement and a smile on their face!

Fridays Sept 8-Oct 27

3:45-4:30pm (7 classes, no class Sept .15)

$119/Member $140/Public 9475

Fridays Nov .8-Dec .22

3:45-4:30pm (8 classes) $136/Member $160/Public 9476


OCTOBER 29 10am - 12pm

DECEMBER 17 12:30 - 3:30pm

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OCTOBER 1 10am - 12pm YOUTH

PD Days and Seasonal Camps

19 FALL 2023 Register online mycalgaryjcc.com • In person • Call 403-253-8600, ext.0 0-24 MONTHS YOUTH Visit calgaryjcc.com for more information CBE*, CCSD, and CJA PD Days 2023 *Follows the CBE traditional calendar Winter Break Camp December 27 - January 5 7-Day Camp (No camp on January 1) Registration opens in September and closes 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 Afterschool Program Beyond the Bell Monday - Friday | 3:00 - 6:00pm This Ain’t No Babysitting! What to expect: 1. Afterschool snack provided 2. Physical activity 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! For everyone ages 5 to 12! For more information about our licensed* afterschool program contact JCC Customer Service at 403-253-8600, ext.0 *Subsidy available from Alberta government PLUS! Receive a 10% early bird discount when you register before Friday, September 1 for children’s recreational programs. Limited spaces available
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Youth Pickleball Ages 8-14

The pickleball craze is sweeping the world because it is a fun, affordable, and great way to get exercise Because it’s easy to learn and play, families and kids can play together . There is truly no age limit for pickleball Pickleball encourages communication, teamwork, and celebration, making it a great family activity that creates lasting memories

Ages 8-9

Tuesdays Sept 5-Oct 24

3:45-4:45pm (8 classes)

$136/Member $160/Public 9466

Tuesdays Oct 31-Dec 19

3:45-4:45pm (8 classes)

$136/Member $160/Public 9484

Ages 10-12

Tuesdays Sept 5-Oct 24

4:45-5:45pm (8 classes)

$136/Member $160/Public 9468

Tuesdays Oct 31-Dec 19

4:45-5:45pm (8 classes)

$136/Member $160/Public 9485

Ages 8-14

Sundays Oct 1-Dec 10 1:00-2:00pm (9 classes, no class Oct .8, 22)

$153/Member $180/Public 9467



Youth orientations allow pre-teens and teens to become familiar with the equipment in the fitness centre and provide them with the confidence and knowledge to safely enjoy the space . Fitness centre etiquette, exercise choice, proper exercise form, and safe loading will be covered in the free, one-hour session .

Pre-Teens (Ages 9-11)

Upon completion of a pre-teen youth orientation, youth may access the Fitness Centre in the company of a parent or guardian . Participants learn how to use appropriate cardio equipment and perform functional strength exercises using bodyweight and portable equipment such as TRX, BOSUs, and balance balls A parent or guardian is required to take the preteen orientation with their youth

Teens (Ages 12-14)

Upon completion of a teen youth orientation, youth may access the Fitness Centre without a parent or guardian present Participants learn how to use cardio equipment, pin-loaded and strength equipment, appropriate free weights, and functional equipment

To book an orientation, contact:

Fitness and Recreation Manager 403-444-3150 • dthuna@cjcc.ca

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Teen Connect is a space for Jewish teens in grades 7 and 8 to stay connected to Judaism, their community and with new and old friends! These programs focus on Jewish identity, what it means to be part of a community, and ensuring a way for teens to stay connected with their Jewish friends Teen Connect is a direct pipeline to BBYO, our high school program .

Welcome BBQ

Join us at the JCC soccer field for our Welcome BBQ and enjoy food, drinks, and lots of fun activities! Reconnect with old friends, meet some new ones, and get ready for a year of fun activities!

Wednesday Sept.13 5:00-7:00pm

Jewish Mysticism

From dybbuks and Leviathan to golems and vampires, come join us at the JCC to talk Jewish mysticism and ghost stories! You’ll get to carve a pumpkin, enjoy some snacks, and learn something new about Jewish traditions on the spooky and supernatural .

Monday, Oct.30


Jewish Jeopardy

Join us at the JCC for a night of Jewishthemed Jeopardy! Test out your Jewish knowledge on holidays, rituals and practices, learn something new, and enjoy some food and drinks while you do so!

Wednesday, Nov.15 5:00pm

Chanukah Party

Latkes! Dreidels! Teen Connect’s Chanukah party will have it all Close off the 2023 year with a spin, and join us at the JCC for food, games, and fun activities to celebrate this festive holiday!

Wednesday, Dec.13 5:00pm

Pop-Up Events

Reach out to Ishmaeli Goldstein at igoldstein@cjcc ca to be added to the email list to receive updates and information about the pop-up events as they come closer!

Sunday, Oct.15

Wednesday, Nov.29

For more information and to get your teen connected or to refer someone, contact Ishmaeli Goldstein at 403-444-3155 or igoldstein@cjcc .ca .

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BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences . For 100 years, BBYO‘s leadership programs have been providing exceptional leadership programs and Jewish identity enrichment experiences

Calgary BBYO provides a range of programs throughout the school year, ranging from leadership, civic engagement, Jewish values, like Tikkun Olam, and social engagement with their peers . It’s an excellent way for your teen to remain involved in the Jewish community, stay connected with friends from camp, school, synagogue and meet new ones!

Want to learn more about BBYO? Contact Ishmaeli Goldstein at igoldstein@cjcc ca, to sign up for email updates and learn more ways to stay connected and engaged!

To find out how your teen can become involved locally with BBYO, or to refer someone, contact Ishmaeli Goldstein at 403-444-3155 or igoldstein@cjcc ca

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Jewish Calendar 101

September - December 2023 | Elul -

Tevet 5783-5784*

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

High Holidays

September 16-25 | 1-10 Tishrei 57840

This holiday is also known as the Ten Days of Awe, where first we celebrate Rosh HaShanah (September 16-17 | 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 25 | 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 30-October 6 | 15-21 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 / Simchat Torah

October 7-8 | 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.


December 8-15 | 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.

Sources: myjewishlearning.org and chabad.org

& Culture Arts

Creating meaningful Jewish arts and culture related experiences in Calgary JCC CHILDREN’S



Join us for an amazing and creative musical experience! Have fun making new friends, learning new songs, and performing at upcoming JCC concerts.

Co-directors: Katie Baker and Deb Finkleman

MONDAYS • 4 5pm




Join us for our annual Book Festival, including an amazing Chanukah Market. Everyone is welcome to find that perfect gift or must-haves for the holidays. Shop handmade goods from independent artists – from holiday cards to jewelry, and pick up your Chanukah staples.

For more information about Arts and Culture at the JCC contact Yanina Rabinovich 403-537-8596 • yrabinovich@cjcc.ca

No experience necessary

CeLebrate the Jewish Holidays at the JCC!

Welcome Shabbat

Fridays: September 8 (Welcome Back) • October 6 (Sukkot)

November 10 • December 15 (Chanukah) 10:30am

Everyone is welcome to celebrate Shabbat in the JCC with songs, candle lighting, kiddush, and hamotzi.

Rosh HaShanah Market

September 5 and 7 10:00am-12:00pm and 4:00-6:00pm

Join us for a Rosh HaShanah themed market with artisan vendors and locally sourced honey.

Zuppa in the Sukkah

Sunday, October 1 | 12:00-2:00pm

Enjoy a hearty soup and sandwich as we celebrate the second night of Sukkot. Get creative and help us decorate the most beautiful sukkah in town.

Member $10 | Public $15 | Family of Four $30 | Code: 9510

Death Education Workshop Series

Wednesdays, October 25 to November 29 7:00-8:30pm

Certified Death Doula, Laura Silver, helps remove the veil of uncertainty surrounding end of life by educating on resources, support, and compassionate care during this six-session workshop. Join us on October 25 for a FREE introductory session.

Member $75 | Public $100 | Code: 9507

Erev Shel Shoshanim: Love Stories and Songs

Saturday, November 25 | 5:30-8:00pm

Experience the magic of Havdalah led by BBYO, followed by Laura Schuler’s famous Love Songs and Schmaltz. This family-friendly event offers free babysitting so parents can have an uninterrupted date night with dinner and a show. In partnership with Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta, BBYO, and Calgary Jewish Federation.

Member $25 | Public $35 | Children $5 | Code: 9509

Annual JCC Chanukah Party

Saturday, December 9 | 6:00-9:00pm

Bring the entire family to the JCC for a miraculous evening of light! See details on page 2.


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$ $ $ $ $ $ The value of your JCC membership just increased! We are pleased to present the JCC Community Partnership Program
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If your business is interested in participating in this program contact Zain Hoosen at 403-537-8597 or zhoosen@cjcc.ca 15% off all services and products at Evergreen location 10% off Calgary Farmers’ Market location 10% off legal fees (excluding expenses and disbursements; cannot be combined with other discounts) 10% off Russian and Ukrainian cuisine at Calgary Farmers Market 10% off all flowers: hello@vavabloom.ca 10% off all of our eco-friendly products all regular priced items excludes prescriptions, gift cards, phone cards and codeine products 15% off MACLEOD complete eye glass purchase (frame and lenses) 15% off services: facials, chemical peels, dermaplaning, LED light therapy 25% off lessons and coaching 10% off
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• 6 MONTHS: $350*

• 3 MONTHS: $200*


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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 shows 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

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



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One long, loud whistle blast means clear the pool.


Bronze Star

Develop swimming proficiency, lifesaving skill, and personal fitness Candidates refine their stroke mechanics, acquire selfrescue 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: Ability to swim.

Wednesdays Sept 20-Nov 22

7:30-8:30pm (10 classes)

$170/Member $21250/Public 9348

Bronze Medallion/CPR C 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).

Wednesdays Sept 20-Nov 22

6:30-8:30pm (10 classes)

$175/Member $215/Public 9412

Friday Nov 17 4:30-8:30pm

Saturday/Sunday Nov 18-19 12:00-8:00pm

$17499/Member $21498/Public 9347

Bronze Cross Ages 13+

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 400m swim . Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion and Lifesaving Society Emergency or Standard First Aid.

Friday Sept .29 4:30-8:30pm

Saturday/Sunday Sept 30-Oct 1 12:00-8:00pm

$17499/Member $21498/Public 9346

Friday Dec 1 4:30-8:30pm

Saturday/Sunday Dec .2-3 12:00-8:00pm

$17499/Member $21498/Public 9383

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View the pool schedule at calgaryjcc.com



National Lifeguard Ages 15+

Recognized as the standard for lifeguards in Canada, national lifeguard 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: Bronze Cross, current Alberta workplace approved Standard First Aid, and minimum 15 years of age.

Friday Oct .13 4:30-8:30pm

Saturday/Sunday Oct 14-15 12:00-8:00pm

Friday Oct 20 4:30-8:30pm

Saturday/Sunday Oct 21-22 12:00-8:00pm

$27498/Member $32496/Public 9354

National Lifeguard Ages 16+ Recertification

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: National Lifeguard, current Alberta workplace approved Standard First Aid.

Sunday Oct .22

2:00-6:00pm (1 class)

$75/Member $90/Public 9356

Lifesaving and Swim Ages 15+

Instructor / Examiner (LSI)

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: Bronze Cross, current Alberta workplace approved Standard First Aid and minimum 15 years years of age.

Friday Oct .27 4:30-8:30pm

Saturday/Sunday Oct 28-29 12:00-8:00pm

Friday Nov 3 4:30-8:30pm

Saturday/Sunday Nov 4-5 12:00-8:00pm

$32496/Member $38496/Public 9353

Friday Dec .8 4:30-8:30pm

Saturday/Sunday Dec 9-10 12:00-8:00pm

Friday Dec 15 4:30-8:30pm

Saturday/Sunday Dec .16-17 12:00-8:00pm

$32496/Member $38496/Public 9352


Beach Bash!

Sundays: OCTOBER 8 . NOVEMBER 12 . NOVEMBER 26 2:30 - 5:30pm

DROP-IN FEES $11 per person (with a member) $14 per person (without a member)

Jump into your bathing suits for a splashing great time! Bring your family and friends and join the Steven Blitz Aquatics Centre for a blast of a time as we blow up our water trampoline! Nothing but fun as the entire pool will be open for family swimming . Members and guests are welcome to bring water guns and blow-up tubes.

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Assistant Ages 12-16

Lifeguard Club

Too young to take your national lifeguard certification? That’s okay – come spend time with a trained lifeguard to build your skills The Assistant Lifeguard Club (ALC) is a fun and recreational way for interested swimmers to learn the basic necessities of becoming a lifeguard Develop your aquatics and first aid skills as you try out a variety of lifeguard activities to prepare for the national lifeguard standards ALC members will be given the building blocks to grow in their leadership skills, lifesaving knowledge, teamwork, communication, and personal fitness Prerequisite: Swim 200m continuously.

Mondays Sept 18-Dec 18


(11 classes, no class Sept 25, Oct 9, Nov 13)

$20350/Member $242/Public 9345

Intermediate Ages 12+

First Aid / CPR

By taking intermediate 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, Occupational Health and Safety (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

Saturday/Sunday Nov 25-26

9:00am-5:00pm (2 classes)

$155/Member $180/Public 9146

Wednesdays Nov .29-Dec .20


Take a selfie with our new sign in the GroupX Studio, share on Facebook or Instagram, and:

1 Tag your friends in the comments

2 . Follow us @calgaryjcc

3 Bonus entry if you share to your story and tag @calgaryjcc

Winner will be announced: August 15

5:00pm-9:00pm (4 classes)

$155/Member $180/Public 9423

Intermediate Ages 12+

First Aid / CPR Recertification

Alberta OH&S approved standard first aid and CPR recertification course for candidates who need to renew their certification . Prerequisite: Current Alberta workplace approved Standard First Aid.

Sunday Nov .26

9:00am-5:00pm (1 class)

$75/Member $90/Public 9350

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Youth Master Swim Club Ages 7-11

Join us for a weekly recreational water workout! This swim club is for anyone interested in keeping up with their swimming at a non-competitive level . From endurance and interval training to stroke enhancement, these workouts will vary in distance and intensity . Prerequisite: Tread for 60 seconds with head out of the water and swim 25 meters continuously.

Tuesdays Sept .19-Dec .19

$259/Member $308/Public

7:30-8:30pm (14 classes) 9360

Thursdays Sept 21-Dec 21

7:30-8:30pm (14 classes)

$259/Member $308/Public 9408

Aqua Healing Ages 18+

All you need is a bathing suit! This class is designed to help with pre- and postoperative pain, arthritis, and any other chronic condition The focus is on balance, core, and range of motion With increased flexibility comes increased ability to participate more in the life activities you want to do Buoyancy decreases stress and weight, while allowing more safe movement in a warm pool Conducted in the shallower water with no bouncing; this class is safe and fun for anyone

Mondays Sept 18-Oct 30

10:05-10:55am (5 classes, no class Sept 25, Oct 9)

$2750/Member $3625/Public 9379

Wednesdays Sept 20-Oct 25

Teen Master Swim Club Ages 12-17

Join us for a weekly recreational water workout! This swim club is for anyone interested in keeping up with their swimming at a non-competitive level From endurance and interval training to stroke enhancement, these workouts will vary in distance and intensity Prerequisite: Swim 200m continuously.

Tuesdays Sept 19-Dec 19

7:30-8:30pm (14 classes)

$259/Member $308/Public 9359

Thursdays Sept 21-Dec 21

7:30-8:30pm (14 classes)

$259/Member $308/Public 9407

10:05-10:55am (6 classes)

$33/Member $4350/Public 9380

Mondays Nov 6-Dec 18

10:05-10:55am (6 classes, no class Nov 13)

$33/Member $4350/Public 9381

Wednesdays Nov 8-Dec 20

10:05-10:55am (7 classes)

$3850/Member $5075/Public 9382


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Aqua Fitness

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 are 50 minutes in length and are led by a team of highlyqualified instructors The components of all fitness classes include: a warm up, cardiovascular conditioning, muscle and core strengthening, and stretching . There is an average of 16 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

Aqua Variety

A challenging class offering a variety of formats and styles from week to week This class will rotate from equipment use classes to interval training, tether and a taste of aqua healing

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

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 .

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 .

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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View the Aqua Fitness schedule at calgaryjcc.com AQUATICS


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 information about personal training contact Diane Thuna at 403-444-3150 or dthuna@cjcc ca

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

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Personal Training

Pricing is effective January 5, 2023. One-on-One


Fitness Centre

Our bright and airy fitness centre features cardio equipment including Nu-Steps, a well-equipped free weight area, new Atlantis pin-loaded strength machines, and a large functional area complete with a Crossfit® rig with shock-absorbent flooring

If you are new to fitness and have questions or feel unsure, we are here to help! Ask one of our knowledgeable fitness monitors for guidance or sign-up for a personal training session with one of our experienced and registered fitness professionals

For more information about our fitness centre contact Diane Thuna at 403-444-3150 or dthuna@cjcc .ca .


Get three, 60-minute, personal training sessions for $55 each (total $165)* with one of our knowledgeable and certified personal trainers when you sign up for an annual membership.


*Rates per person, per session

**Prices do not include GST

No refunds on personal training; sessions expire from three months to 18 months, depending on the number of sessions purchased.


10% off your first personal training package.**

For more information contact Diane Thuna

403-444-3150 • dthuna@cjcc.ca

*Offer valid for new members only (have not had a membership in the past 12 months); sessions expire within 40 days of membership purchase.

**If purchased within 40 days of membership purchase.

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16 $6460
24 $6205
100 $5610
Two-on-One* Sessions Member** Public** 1 $4125 $4850 4 $3910 $46 8 $37 $4350 16 $3485 $41 24 $3230 $38 100 $3020 $3550 Three-on-One* Sessions Member** Public** 1 $3590 $4225 4 $34 $40 8 $3190 $3750 16
Member** Public** 1 $7225 $85
$6970 $82
$6630 $78
$3020 $3550
$2805 $33 100 $2550 $30
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Fitness for Every Body

Embrace your body for what it is and discover that you really can be fit, strong and learn to love the gym This woman’s only class is the perfect place to start (or re-start) when you are not sure how to begin Fitness really IS for everybody no matter our shape or size!

Mondays Sept .11-Dec .18 4:30-5:30pm

(12 classes, no class Sept 25, Oct 9, Nov 13)

$132/Member $177/Public 9418

55+ TRX Suspension Training

Squat like a pro! Learn how the TRX can help you unload your knees, mobilize, and get the stability you need as you train your entire body

Tuesdays Sept 5-26

11:15am-12:00pm (4 classes)

$44/Member $59/Public 9434

Tuesdays Oct .3-24

11:15am-12:00pm (4 classes)

$44/Member $59/Public 9435

Tuesdays Nov 7-28

11:15am-12:00pm (4 classes)

$44/Member $59/Public 9436

Tuesdays Dec 5-19

11:15am-12:00pm (3 classes)

$33/Member $4425/Public 9440

28-Day Online Total Body Clean Up Challenge

Look better and feel better in just 28 days! Upon registration, you will receive course materials in regularly scheduled emails Each week we provide a different nutrition challenge to help you cut calories, detox, and add nutrient-dense foods to your daily diet A downloadable / printable manual filled with nutrition information, tips, and tricks is also included Ditch those unhealthy nutrition habits to kickstart a healthier you!


$85/Member $99/Public 9439

Mind-Body Moves for Coordination and More

Improve balance, coordination, memory, and focus through integrated mind and body exercises that stimulate coordination between the right and left hemispheres of your brain – and challenge both fine and gross motor skills .

Thursdays Oct 12-26

6:30-7:30pm (3 classes)

$33/Member $4425/Public 9420

Mat-Based Hypopressives for Core and Floor

Breathe new life into your pelvic floor with mat-based floor exercises, and explore diaphragmatic / back breathing and hypopressive exercises This practice combines breath with exercises to support, strengthen, and lengthen those areas of your body involved in breathing to “tone” the pelvic floor . This class is not suitable for pregnant women or people with spinal osteoporosis, unmanaged high blood pressure or Crohn’s disease

Thursdays Oct 12-Nov 2

5:30-6:30pm (4 classes)

$44/Member $59/Public 9462

Seated Hypopressives for Core and Floor

Breathe new life into your pelvic floor with seated and / or standing exercises, and explore diaphragmatic / back breathing and hypopressive exercises . This practice combines breath with exercises to support, strengthen, and lengthen those areas of your body involved in breathing to “tone” the pelvic floor This class is not suitable for pregnant women or people with spinal osteoporosis, unmanaged high blood pressure or Crohn’s disease

Thursdays Sept .21-Oct .12 10:30-11:20am (4 classes)

$44/Member $59/Public 9432

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Functional Full Body Fitness Small Group Training


Bend, twist, lift, load, push, pull, squat, and haul This is the small group training you need to equip and prepare you for whatever life throws at you or for your next big adventure! Led by one of JCC’s qualified, experienced personal training professionals .

Mondays Sept 11-Oct 30 9:15-10:15am

(6 classes, no class Sept .25, Oct .9)

Wednesdays Oct .4-25 9:15-10:15am (4 classes)

$50/Member $6660/Public

Mondays Nov 6-27 9:15-10:15am (3 classes, no class Nov 13)

Wednesdays Nov 1-29 9:15-10:15am (5 classes) $6250/Member

Mondays Dec 4-18 9:15-10:15am (3 classes)

Wednesdays Dec 6-20 9:15-10:15am (3 classes) $3750/Member $4950/Public

Get Fit with Fido

Come out and get fit with the best friend and work out partner you could ask for – your canine companion! Expect cardio, strength training, and core work – all with your best bud by your side . Taught by a personal trainer, fitness instructor, dog trainer, and lover of dogs on the JCC soccer field! Friendly, vaccinated dogs older than one year welcome Price includes a fun, Get Fit with Fido bandana for your paw-tner!

Tuesdays Sept .12-Oct .3

6:30-7:30pm (4 classes)

$50/Member $6660/Public 9426

NEW TRX Total Body Circuit

Join Cherlene Friday mornings for a creative, intense, total body circuit! Use the TRX suspension trainer along with the rowing machines to get your heart pumping, and strengthen and sculpt the entire body Options for all fitness levels

Fridays Sept .8-29

9:15-10:15am (4 classes)

$50/Member $6660/Public 9428

Fridays Oct 6-27

9:15-10:15am (4 classes)

$50/Member $6660/Public 9429

Fridays Nov 3-24

9:15-10:15am (4 classes) $50/Member $6660/Public

Fridays Dec 1-22 9:15-10:15am (4 classes)



Perhaps you are starting out and want a baseline measurement to which you can compare your progress over time. Using the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Standards and Guidelines, our qualified, certified personal trainers assess cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and posture. A great way to set appropriate goals and increase motivation!


For more information contact Diane Thuna at 403-444-3150 or dthuna@cjcc.ca.


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$75/Member $9990/Public 9445
$3750/Member $4950/Public
$3750/Member $4950/Public


Adult Pickleball


Our clinics and introductory sessions run throughout the season For more information go to the Customer Service Desk, call 403253-8600, x0, go online: mycalgaryjcc com and click on ‘pickleball’ link, or scan QR code

Introduction to Pickleball Ages 16+

Satisfy your curiosity – get in on the fun and learn to play Pickleball! This fast-growing sport combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis; using a paddle and plastic ball with holes . Appropriate for players of all ages and skill levels, Pickleball is fun, social, and friendly! The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a fast-paced, competitive game .

Pickleball Clinics

Pickleball for beginners new to this sport . Prerequisite: Introduction to Pickleball.

Pickleball for Novice

Improve your Pickleball play at the novice level with instruction from a qualified coach

Pickleball for Intermediate

Take your Pickleball play to the next level with instruction from a qualified coach

Open Pickleball

Join us at the JCC for open Pickleball play times in the gymnasium or on our outdoor courts (weather permitting) . All participants must reserve a spot in advance through our online booking system at mycalgaryjcc com and click on ‘pickleball’ link, or scan QR code .


PWR! Moves

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 to determine placement Pre-assessment and class orientation will be scheduled prior to your first class . Post-assessment will be booked at the end of the session Assessment Fee $49

PWR! Purple PWR! Green

2 x Week $7275* 2 x Week $7275*

3 x Week $10950* 3 x Week $10950*

Drop-In $9

*Monthly fee

Drop-In $9

For more information contact:

Cherlene Magnuson

cmagnuson@cjcc ca • 403-444-3159

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A Place to Ride for New and Experienced Cyclists

Training Schedule

Mondays and Wednesdays


Power Breakfast with Lavina Gilliland

Tuesdays and Thursdays


Power Breakfast with Lavina Gilliland


The Evening Staple with studio owner and head coach

Trev Williams

For class descriptions and more info visit: jcccycling.com or email trev@thedoctrine.ca

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 jcccycling.com .

Monthly Membership

(includes bike storage)

Twice a Week

$270/JCC Member $226/Public

Once a Week

$135/JCC Member $113/Public

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



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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: Circuit45, Sunrise Spin, YogaBarre, Vitality Stretch, Tone/Sculpt, HIGHLow, Pilates, Cardio Remix, 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 Diane Thuna at 403-444-3150 or dthuna@cjcc ca

View our GroupX schedule online at calgaryjcc.com 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 Cutz. A seamless combination of power cardio moves and muscular strength / endurance intervals done at your own station

Cardio Explosion. Burn calories and increase your cardiovascular endurance and strength in this workout featuring low/high impact cardio moves and strength intervals Mix it up every week to challenge your body!

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!

Circuit45. Take your fitness to the next level in this explosive, ever-changing, full body workout HIIT intervals are used to boost metabolism and improve aerobic and anaerobic fitness

Step/HiLo Explosion. Mix it up and get the variety you crave in this energetic class featuring 15 minutes each of step, hi/low choreography, resistance and core training . Challenge the brain and the body!

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

Gentle Yoga. Designed for those who prefer a slower paced or more relaxed practice, as well as those with minor physical ailments Includes beginning yoga postures and principles of body alignment and breath awareness . Modifications are provided to ensure that poses are accessible for anyone

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

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Vitality Stretch. Enjoy this slow-paced stretch and flexibility class We stretch with purpose to renew length and balance in our bodies

YogaBarre. Your favourite yoga class meets a core-focused barre workout for the ultimate fitness experience Intense yet easy to follow, this class gives you a full body workout . It combines yoga and barre moves to target smaller muscle groups, challenge your muscles and balance, and leave you energized .

Yoga Flow. 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 Yang/Yin Yoga. This all-levels class opens to the beautiful energy of a gentle flow class; moving through postures to explore and nurture joints and muscles The practice then slows into a yin style to relax and calm the mind Passive poses are held longer, allowing us to tap into thedeeper tissues in the body

Yoga Level1. Poses focus on alignment offering practitioners the opportunity to gain strength, stamina, flexibility and mindfulness


Cardio Remix. This class will boost your endorphins and leave you smiling! Feel-good, fun, cardio intervals might be plyometric (muscle building), high impact or low impact – but they’ll always leave you sweating and smiling We add a dash of strength training so you’re set for the day .

HIGH Fitness. Aerobics HIGHer! Experience a modern twist on aerobics in a non-stop, action-packed mix of cardio and toning tracks that will take your fitness to the next level Simple, choreographed tracks make HIGH fitness easy to follow and a ton of fun . Adaptable to all levels of fitness, you can go high or you can go low but you will always leave feeling HIGH!

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 .

HIGHLow + YO. Old school aerobics with a thoroughly modern twist! Enjoy 25 minutes of energetic, choreographed HiLo aerobics followed by 25 minutes of stretching, core, and balance to work and lengthen every part of your body A fun, lighthearted, music-driven class that will leave you feeling amazing!

Reggae Tone. This class is all about the music! A fun, dance-based cardio class for all levels that incorporates Reggae, Calypso, Soca, and Afro Beats music mixed with contemporary tunes Modifications provided to make this class inclusive to many abilities and ages We finishe with 10 minutes of core, strength work, and a stretch

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

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EverFit. This gentle moving class will help improve overall fitness including strength, balance, and cardiovascular health Options are provided for all levels


ABSolutely! Targeted movements and cardio focus on firming and strengthening your entire core – abdominals, hips, glutes, lower back, and thighs . Balance, stability and posture are enhanced; all levels welcome Dumbbell HIIT. Take your fitness to the next level! Dumbbells and other portable equipment are used in this explosive strength-based full body workout HIIT boosts metabolism and improves aerobic and anaerobic fitness

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 .


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 .

Sunrise Spin. Wake up and welcome the new day with an explosion of energy, music, and good vibes! An invigorating mix of high energy drills, interval training, and strength rides, this class will build muscle and kick your cardio training into high gear .

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Questions? Comments? Feedback? Contact: Diane Thuna Fitness and Recreation Manager 403-444-3150 • dthuna@cjcc ca
View the GroupX schedule at calgaryjcc.com EVERYTHING IS BETTER WITH A FRIEND! Members can bring a friend for FREE every 18th day of the month For more information call 403-253-8600 x0 Friend Day

Active Living

Active Living program is designed specifically for people living with any type of chronic condition Our trained and talented instructors are careful to offer modifications which address the individual needs of participants, while ensuring that all of the major components of a fitness class are included The Active Living monthly membership gives access to both in-person, Zoom classes and Aqua Fitness . If you prefer, a Zoom only membership is available . Choose the option that works best for your lifestyle and location Email LeAnne Crane at lcrane@cjcc ca for more information on our Active Living membership .

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

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 .

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

View the Active Living schedule at calgaryjcc.com

Gentle Chair Yoga*

Bring out your inner Yogi! This class will have you doing all of the wonderful things in traditional yoga, but in a gentler way . We get it – some days, getting down on the ground is not easy We want your body to feel amazing and safe through guided stretches and yoga flows while you sit comfortably in a chair

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

Golden Rhythms*

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

*These GroupX classes are perfect for Active Living participants as well as JCC members. They can be attended with a JCC or Active Living Class membership.

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Lunch and Learn:

Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur Edition

Rabbi Ilana Krygier Lapides will share about the meaning of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur . Register by September 6 .

Monday Sept .11


$8/Member $10/Public 9399

Lunch and Learn: Chanukah Edition

Rabbi Ilana Krygier Lapides will share about the meaning of Chanukah . Register by November 29 .

Monday Dec 4 12:00-1:30pm

$8/Member $10/Public 9400


Voices Choir

Everyone is welcome to join our adult choir for a fun time of singing and socializing .

Conducted by Karina Szulc



FREE/Member & Public

For information call:

Nessie at 403-690-2449

Karina at 403-473-8073

Roaring 20s High Tea

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon, dressed up (or not) in your 20s style fashion and have enjoy a time of eating and socializing . Register by October 4 .

Sunday Oct .15


$10/Member $15/Public 9411

Beginners Mah-Jongg

Mah-Jongg is a game of skill, strategy, and luck! Learn game basics, fundamental rules, keep your mind sharp, and socialize . Facilitated by Edith Pomerance . Register by September 27 .

Monday Oct 2

Thursday Oct 5

Mondays Oct .16 & 23

11:00am-12:00pm (4 classes)

$40/Member $60/Public 9406

Intermediate Bridge

Join Monique and Myron as they teach intermediate-level techniques Have fun and meet more people to partner up with . Register by October 4 .

Tuesdays Oct .10-Nov .28

6:30-8:30pm (8 classes)

$60/Member $80/Public 9409

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Casino Day

Enjoy a day at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino! Brunch and transportation from the JCC are included in the price .


Sept .7 9391 Oct .5 9392 Dec .7 9393 10:00am-2:00pm

$12*/Person *Per day

Crafty Corner

Bring your crafts in and share your hobbies and passions with others

Knitting, crochet, card making, diamond dotting, and any other craft you may do . A great way to meet and make new friends!

Mondays Sept .11-Dec .18


(No class Sept 25, Oct 9, Nov 13)

FREE/Member & Public

Golden Age Luncheons

A lovely way to spend a Tuesday afternoon with friends –both new and old– in a warm and friendly atmosphere at the JCC .

Enjoy a home-cooked meal and wonderful entertainment Call the JCC Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext .0 to register .


Challah Baking

Enjoy the wonderful aroma of freshly-baked challah as you enter our building every Friday morning Toppings available: sesame seeds, poppy seeds, everything, cinnamon and sugar, or plain . Inquiries for special orders, call Nessie Hollander at 403-690-2449 .


8:30am until sold out, no holds

$7/Large $4/Small

Sept .12 9388

Nov .14 9390


$7/Member $10/Public

*Per day


Matthew Wasserman from Pharmasave will be conducting flu shots in October . Date and time to be announced

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Terrarium Making

Join Danielle Braitman and create a lovely and low-maintenance succulent terrarium . Register by October 11

Wednesdays Oct .18 6:30-7:30pm

$20/Member $40/Public 9398

Shabbat Challah Project

In partnership with House of Jacob Mikveh Israel Let’s all join the world in making challah together . Everyone is invited to experience the joy of Challah making . Register by October 31 .

Thursday Nov .2 6:00-9:00pm

$18/Member & Public

FREE/Children under 10 9410

Hearing Clinic

Come to the JCC for a free, dropin hearing test In partnership with Connect Hearing

Monday Nov .27


FREE/Member & Public

Golden Age Chanukah Party

Celebrate Chanukah at the JCC!

Enjoy a special holiday meal along with Steven Klevsky entertaining us with music, dancing and a 50/50 draw . In partnership with JFSC . Register by December 6 .

Tuesday Dec .12


$20/Member $40/Public 9401


Please share your program ideas and questions with Nessie Hollander at 403-690-2449 or nhollander@cjcc.ca

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Turn to page 28 to find out more about our Community Partnerships

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Love The WAter For LIfe Our specialized swim school creates confident swimmers - with fast progress guaranteed. 403.692.3855 TRUEBLUESWIM.CA
51 FALL 2023 Acro / Creative Movement ...................... 17 Acro / Hip Hop Combo 17 Active Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 All Ball – 60 Ways to Play ......................... 14 Aqua Fitness 35 Aqua Healing 34 Assistant Lifeguard Club 33 Babysitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 BBYO 23 Beach Bash! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Beyond the Bell Afterschool Program 19 Book Festival ............................................. 26 Bouncy Castle Day 18 Bridge, Intermediate 46 Bronze Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Bronze Medallion / CPR C 31 Bronze Star . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Camps 19 Casino Day 47 Chanukah Market ..................................... 26 Chanukah Party .....................................2,27 Challah Baking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Childcare 11 Community Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Contest – Enter to Win ............................. 33 Crafty Corner 47 Death Education Workshop Series ........ 27 Doctrine Training 41 Erev Shel Shoshanim ............................... 27 55+ TRX Suspension Training ................. 38 Fitness Assessments................................. 39 Fitness Centre 37 Fitness for Every Body 38 Fitness for Youth Orientations 21 Flu Clinic 47 Friend Day .................................................. 44 Functional Full Body Fitness ................... 39 Get Fit with Fido . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Golden Age Chanukah Party .................. 49 Golden Age Luncheons 47 Group Exercise 42,43,44 INDEX NEW CLASSES AND EVENTS ARE HIGHLIGHTED Hearing Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Hip Hop & Flip Flop 14 Intermediate First Aid / CPR ................... 33 Intermediate First Aid / CPR Recert ....... 33 JCC Basketball ........................................... 16 JCC Fit Kids ................................................. 18 Jewish Calendar 101 25 Kids ‘R’ Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 KidStart Literacy 14 Lifesaving & Swim Instructor / Examiner . . . . 32 Lunch and Learn ....................................... 46 Mah-Jongg, Beginners............................. 46 Mat-Based Hypopressives....................... 38 Mind-Body Moves for Coordination ..... 38 Mom‘s Got Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,29 National Lifeguard 32 National Lifeguard Recertification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Pickleball, Adult ........................................ 40 Pickleball, Youth........................................ 21 Party with Us 12 Personal and Group Training 36,37 PWR! Moves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Ready, Set…3s! 16 Roaring 20s High Tea ............................... 46 Rock Climbing 18 Rosh HaShanah Market ........................... 27 Seated Hypopressives for Core/Floor ... 38 Shabbat Challah Project .......................... 49 Sharim JCC Children’s Choir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts........................ 16 Teen Connect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Teen Master Swim Club 34 Terrarium Making 49 Time for 2s 13 TRX Total Body Circuit.............................. 39 28-Day Online Total Body Challenge .... 38 Voices Choir 46 Welcome Shabbat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Youth Master Swim Club 34 Zuppa in the Sukkah ................................ 27