Spring 2024 Program Guide

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CalgaryJCC.com 1607 90 Avenue SW SPRING 2024 PROGRAM GUIDE

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.

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BO JACKSON IS COMING TO SPORTS DINNER!

This year marks the 33rd anniversary of our annual fundraising gala! Save the date and keep your eyes open for more information about ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities.

One of the greatest athletes of all time; we all know that Bo is the only athlete to be named All Star in both MLB (1989) and NFL (1990).

THURSDAY • JUNE 6 • 2024

Cover: Nearly every Friday, the JCC is filled with the sweet aroma of freshly-baked challah! Thank you to our wonderful and dedicated volunteers who get up early to make and bake these loaves of goodness for Shabbat! Find out more on page 46.

Program Registration

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

Members: Sunday, February 25 • 8:00am

Public: Wednesday, February 28 • 8:00am

Early Bird Deadline: Friday, March 15 • 6pm (see page 7)

At the Paperny Family JCC, we believe in the strength of community Our programs and events are designed to not only promote physical well-being, but also to foster a sense of belonging and togetherness

Spring is a wonderful time for renewal and growth Our program team has worked diligently to create an engaging spring program schedule that reflects the diverse needs and interests of our community From energizing fitness classes to enriching workshops and family-friendly events, there is no shortage of opportunities for everyone

Find YOUR Centre this season as we mark the return of some community favourites along with the introduction of new and exciting classes such as Qi Gong Wellness Workshops (p36), Sit, Stay, Trek (p36), and

Yoga for Men Workshops (p36), in addition to new Pickleball Clinics (p38-39) for our paddle enthusiasts .

For teens, get into the game and try Introduction to Pickleball (p19), plus we are also offering Krav Maga for ages 13 years and older (p19; adults: p39) Our youth can stay active with JCC Soccer (p16) or develop their artistic side with Basics of Drawing Foundations with Alikis Art House (p17)

Mark your calendars for JCC Goes to Broadway (p24) on April 7, and make note to visit (and submit your art, photos, etc to) the Israel “Through Our Eyes” exhibit (p25) from May 1 to 8

We are pleased to be bringing back our Gentleman’s Coffee Club (p45) and hope that seniors will also consider joining our new Book Club (p45)

Beyond what’s been mentioned here, we encourage you to explore our spring program guide thoroughly as it serves as a roadmap to the enriching experiences awaiting you at YOUR Centre!

3 SPRING 2024 Staff 5 Building Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Registration 7 Membership 8 Childcare 11 Babysitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Teens 19 Social and Leadership 21 Community Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Arts and Culture 23 Aquatics 26 Adults 32 GroupX Studio 40 Golden Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Index 47 A Message from Rhona Shore Executive Director

It’s Moments Like This

Calgary Jewish Federation has been providing support in every type of Jewish moment - in times of crisis and in times of calm, we are building community and changing lives.

We are there the moment a child enters Jewish preschool and the moment they learn their first Hebrew song. We are there, on a high school campus, the moment a student uses their voice to advocate against antisemitism. And we are there the moment a Holocaust survivor shares their story.

It’s moments like this that you can make a difference in our community by giving in one of the following ways:

Online: jewishcalgary.org

Phone: 403-444-3157

Email: lwolf@jewishcalgary.org

In-person: 1607 90 Avenue SW

Paperny Family JCC is a proud partner agency of Calgary Jewish Federation’s annual UJA Campaign.

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5 SPRING 2024 STAFF Rhona Shore Executive Director 403-444-3168 Danielle Braitman Director of Engagement Programs 403-444-3146 Delfin Cawili Accounting Supervisor 403-444-3156 William Collisson Aquatics Coordinator 403-444-3147 Darrian Doucet Membership and Aquatics Manager 403-537-8597 Nessie Hollander Golden Age Manager 403-537-8599 Anita Jong Creative and Marketing Director 403-444-3167 Safa Likhon Senior Director of Facilities 403-444-3166 Cherlene Magnuson Recreation Rentals Coordinator 403-444-3159 Michelle Mariani Assistant Executive Director 403-444-3161 Ashley Murray Children’s Program Manager 403-537-8593 Kaitlin Naglis Director of Finance 403-444-3165 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

January to June 2024

403-253-8600, x0

The Steven Blitz Aquatics Centre (SBAC) closes half an hour before building closes (Note:

Monday to Thursday, SBAC closes at 8:30pm).

Monday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

403-444-3175

Monday

Saturday

Karen’s

403-255-5311 or 403-471-7098

Closed all Jewish and statutory holidays.

Monday

Saturday,

Monday,

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BUILDING
Paperny Family JCC Building Hours
Opens Closes
to Thursday 5:30am 9:30pm
5:30am 6:00pm
8:00am 8:00pm
8:00am 8:00pm
Childcare Hours
JCC
Opens Closes
to Friday 7:30am 6:00pm
Closed Sunday Closed
Café Hours*
Opens Closes
to Tuesday 9:30am 2:00pm
to Thursday 9:30am 6:00pm
9:30am 1:30pm
Closed Sunday 10:00am 1:30pm
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
Special
Hours 2024 Wednesday, March 13 Staff Training 5:30am - 6:00pm
March 29 Good Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday, April 22 Erev Pesach 5:30am - 4:00pm
Pesach CLOSED Sunday,
Yom HaShoah 8:00am - 6:00pm Monday, May 20 Victoria Day 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday, July 1 Canada Day 8:00am - 4:00pm
August 5 Heritage Day 8:00am - 4:00pm
September 2 Labour Day 8:00am - 4:00pm Wednesday, September 4 Staff Training 5:30am - 6:00pm Wednesday,
Erev Rosh HaShanah 5:30am - 4:00pm
October
Rosh HaShanah CLOSED
Rosh HaShanah CLOSED
October 11 Erev Yom Kippur 5:30am - 4:00pm
*Subject to change
Building
Friday,
Tuesday, April 23
May 5
Monday,
Monday,
October 2
Thursday,
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Friday, October 4
Friday,
October 12 Yom Kippur CLOSED
October 14 Thanksgiving Day 8:00am - 4:00pm
Monday,
November 11 Remembrance Day 8:00am - 4:00pm

Registration Opens

Members ........................................ Sunday, February 25 | 8:00am

Public ....................................... Wednesday, February 28 | 8:00am

Early Bird Registration Deadline* ..................... Friday, March 15 | 6:00pm

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, x0) 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.

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 x0 .

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REGISTRATION

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 EARN A

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

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

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MEMBERSHIP
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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 .

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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

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Ages 65 years and over 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 30 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 For information and to book a tour, call 403-537-8597 • 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!
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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)

Gymnasium Rentals

We’ve got a space for you! For rental inquiries please call 403-444-3159

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, call 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 Strategist 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)

• 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.

GREAT VALUE! PLATINUM

Call 403-537-8597 for information.

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MEMBERSHIP

PEACE OF MIND WHETHER YOU ARE WORKING OR WORKING OUT OUR EARLY LEARNING CENTRE IS BOTH LICENSED AND ACCREDITED

PAPERNY FAMILY JCC

CHILDCARE

EARLY LEARNING CENTRE

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, March 15, 2024 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 babecare

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

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.

MONDAY TO THURSDAY

8:30 - 11:00am

$750/Member (max. 2 hours)

$950/Public (max. 2 hours)

$125/Member (20 pass)

$155/Public (20 pass)

Last day of babysitting: June 20

No babysitting available: March 25 to April 1 • April 22 to 30

Not available during CBE PD days or seasonal camps.

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BABYSITTING
BABYSITTING
For more information about parties at the JCC go to: calgaryjcc.com/programs/children-youth/childrens-parties WE CAN DO IT ALL! ANY SIZE! ANY STYLE! To book a party and for more information email birthdayparties@cjcc.ca AVAILABLE FOR MEMBERS AND PUBLIC Party Us! with

CHILDREN

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 Apr.8-Jun.17

9:00-11:45am (10 classes*, no class May 20)

$330/Member $400/Public 10026

Tuesdays Apr.9-Jun.18

9:00-11:45am (10 classes, no class Apr.23)

$330/Member $400/Public 10027

Wednesdays Apr.10-Jun.19

9:00-11:45am (11 classes)

$363/Member $440/Public 10028

Thursdays Apr.11-Jun.20

9:00-11:45am (11 classes)

$363/Member $440/Public 10029

Fridays Apr.12-Jun.21 9:00-11:45am (10 classes*, no class Apr.19)

$330/Member $400/Public 10030

* 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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CHILDREN

CHILDREN

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 Apr 8-Jun 24

9:00-9:45am (11 classes, no class May 20)

$187/Member $220/Public 10004

Ages 4-5

Mondays Apr 8-Jun 24

1:00-1:45pm (11 classes, no class May 20)

$187/Member $220/Public 9991

All Ball – Multi-Sport Ages 3-5

This is 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 different popular sports .

Tuesdays Apr 9-Jun 25

11:15am-12:00pm (11 classes, no class Apr .23)

$187/Member $220/Public 9989

CHILDREN

FROM CHILDREN TO TEENS

OUR CENTRE HAS A PROGRAM FOR EVERYONE JCC

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.

Tuesdays/Thursdays

Sept 5, 2023-Jun 27, 2024

9:00am-12:00pm

$278*/Member $325*/Public

*Fee is per month

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.

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays

Sept 6, 2023-Jun 26, 2024

9:00am-12:00pm

$365*/Member $423*/Public

*Fee is per month

Spaces still available!

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FULL CASTLE DAY 11:30am - 1:30pm • AUDITORIUM APRIL 21 • MAY 26 • JUNE 16

Kids ‘R’ Us

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

Please note: Classes may have limited spots or be sold out.

Kids Can Dance

Mondays (April to June)

Kids Get Moving

Tuesdays (September to June)

Kids Science

Wednesdays (September to June)

We are excited to partner with The Dance Compound for an amazing 10-week dance and music journey packed with engaging activities that will nurture your child’s love for movement and music. We’ll learn new dance steps and groove to awesome tunes – this experience promises to be the ultimate playground for your child’s imagination!

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 Can Swim

Thursdays (September to June)

Half Day Programs for Kindergarten Children | 12-3pm Transportation

FULL FULL FULL FULL

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.

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. Spaces still available!

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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CHILDREN

FROM CHILDREN TO TEENS

OUR CENTRE HAS A PROGRAM FOR EVERYONE JCC

JCC Basketball Ages 4-9

CHILDREN

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 Apr 11-Jun 27

3:30-4:15pm (12 classes)

$204/Member $240/Public 9995

Ages 7-9

Thursdays Apr 11-Jun 27

4:30-5:15pm (12 classes)

$204/Member $240/Public 10005

JCC Soccer Ages 4-9

Kids get a team experience and have a blast learning age-appropriate technical and tactical soccer skills in a kid-friendly and fun way . Both instruction and some scrimmaging included in each 45-minute session Sessions run outside on our soccer field but may be held indoors in case of inclement weather .

Ages 4-6

Wednesdays Apr 10-Jun 26

4:00-4:45pm (12 classes)

$204/Member $240/Public 10041

Ages 7-9

Wednesdays Apr 10-Jun 26

5:00-5:45pm (12 classes)

$204/Member $240/Public 10042

Mini Masters Drawing Ages 4-6 with Alikis Art House

Children will have fun learning how to draw using basic lines and shapes . Our step-bystep approach and wide variety of subjects keep students engaged and enjoying the creative process They will experiment with different art materials, discover the beauty of color, and learn how to add texture, depth, and details to their artwork . This class is not only tons of fun but also improves focus, motor skills, listening skills, and the ability to follow directions .

Wednesdays Apr 10-Jun 19

3:30-4:30pm (11 classes)

$275/Member $330/Public 9996

REFER A FRIEND AND GET A FREE MONTH!

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Basics of Drawing Ages 7-11

NEW Rock Climbing

Foundations with Alikis Art House

These weekly classes offer sequential and progressive lessons with hands-on teaching methods . Students learn to “see how an artist sees” by using the visual vocabulary for line and contour drawings From there, they are taught a variety of ways for drawing independently, embellishment techniques and how to add volume for a 3-dimensional look .  Regular and consistent practice allows students to refine their mark making and explore a wide range of coloured media to bring their drawings to life . We provide a rich art education by teaching our students colour theory, art history and vocabulary

Wednesdays Apr 10-Jun 19

4:45-5:45pm (11 classes)

$275/Member $330/Public 9990

Ages 6-12

Feed into your child’s sense of adventure! This course introduces children 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 .

Ages 6-9

Mondays Apr 8-Jun 24

4:00-5:00pm

(10 classes, no class Apr 22, May 20)

$200/Member $230/Public 9997

Ages 10-12

Mondays Apr 8-Jun 24

5:00-6:00pm

(10 classes, no class Apr 22, May 20)

$200/Member $230/Public 10038

Youth Pickleball

Ages 8-12

The pickleball craze is sweeping the world because it is a fun, affordable, and great way to get exercise It’s easy to learn and a great game for adults and kids to play together – there is truly no age limit for this sport Pickleball encourages communication, teamwork, and celebration, making it a great family activity that creates lasting memories Participants will be assessed and grouped by ability . Depending on numbers, an additional class may be added

Tuesdays Apr .9-May 14

4:00-5:00pm (5 classes, no class Apr 23)

$85/Member $100/Public 10003

Tuesdays May 21-Jun .18

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

$85/Member $100/Public 10031

CHILDREN

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Ages 4-11 years

PASSOVER CAMP

April 22 - 30 6-Day Camp (No camp Apr.23, no postcare Apr.22)

SUMMER CAMP

July 2 - August 23

Day Camp

(No camp July 1 and August 5)

Look out for our Camp Kick Off event on Sunday, March 3 from 9:00 to 11:00am Registration is open for Passover Camp 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 x0

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

Limited spaces available

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!

*Subsidy available from Alberta government PLUS! Receive a 10% early bird discount when you register before Friday, March 15 for children’s recreational programs.

For more information about our licensed* afterschool program contact JCC Customer Service at 403-253-8600 x0

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Afterschool Program Beyond the Bell
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OUR CENTRE HAS A PROGRAM FOR EVERYONE

Introduction to Ages 13-17

Pickleball for Teens

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 .

Wednesdays Apr 10-17

4:00-6:00pm (2 classes)

$80/Member $100/Public 10087

Krav Maga

Ages 13+

Krav Maga is a form of self-defense developed for the Israel Defense Forces Incorporating techniques from a number of different martial arts, Krav Maga focuses on situational awareness, de-escalating potentially volatile situations, and ensuring personal safety Gain confidence and strength in a supportive, safety-focused atmosphere – and have fun!

Tuesdays Apr .2-Jun .18

7:45-8:45pm (11 classes, no class Apr 23)

$187/Member $220/Public 9860

Sundays Apr .7-Jun .23

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

$187/Member $220/Public 9861

ORIENTATIONS FITNESS FOR YOUTH

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:

Diane Thuna

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

TEENS

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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

For more information and to get your teen connected or to refer someone, contact:

dbraitman@jewishcalgary org

403-444-3146

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TEEN CONNECT APRIL 7 & 21 MAY 5 & 26 JUNE 9 & 23 – SAVE THE DATES –

SOCIAL AND LEADERSHIP

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 Danielle Braitman at 403-444-3146 or dbraitman@jewishcalgary .org to sign up for email updates and learn more ways to stay connected and engaged!

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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 calgaryjcc.com for details.

15% off all services and products at Evergreen location

services: facials, chemical peels, dermaplaning, LED light therapy

10% off Calgary Farmers’ Market location

10% off

25% off lessons and coaching

10%

15% off

complete eye glass purchase (frame and lenses)

10% off all of our eco-friendly products

10% off legal fees (excluding expenses and disbursements; cannot be combined with other discounts)

10% off Russian and Ukrainian cuisine at Calgary Farmers Market

15% off MACLEOD

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

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If your business is interested in participating in this program call 403-537-8597.

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Jewish Calendar 101

April - June 2024 | Nissan - Sivan 5784*

* Holidays begin at sundown on the evening before, concluding at sundown on noted day.

Pesach (Passover )

The Holiday of Our Freedom

April 23-30 | 15-22 Nissan

Pesach is the celebration of the Exodus from Egypt; our journey from a narrow place of slavery to freedom. The week-long holiday begins with a Seder (order) meal with foods that symbolize this journey, accompanied by the retelling of the exodus story.

Yom HaAtzmaut

Israel’s Independence Day

May 14 | 6 Iyar

This date celebrates the anniversary of Israel’s independence. It was proclaimed when David Ben-Gurion – the de facto leader of the Jewish community – read the declaration of independence.

Lag BaOmer

33rd Day of Counting of the Omer

Counting of the Omer

Sefirat HaOmer

April 23-June 11 | 15 Nissan-5 Sivan

We count the 49 days between Pesach and Shavuot because it took seven weeks to reach Mount Sinai and receive the Torah. Each day of the Counting of the Omer represents spiritual preparation in anticipation of receiving the Torah.

Yom HaShoah

Holocaust Remembrance Day

May 6 | 28 Nissan

This year, Yom HaShoah begins at sundown on Monday, April 17 and ends at nightfall on Tuesday, April 18. We commemorate the approximately six million Jews and others who perished in the Holocaust due to Nazi Germany. For ceremony details visit jewishcalgary.org.

Yom HaZikaron

Israel’s Memorial Day

May 13 | 5 Iyar

This year, Yom HaZikaron begins at sundown on Monday, April 24 and ends at nightfall on Tuesday, April 25. Israel dedicates this day of remembrance to those who have fallen in defence of the State of Israel and to the victims of terror.

May 26 | 18 Iyar

This holiday commemorates the passing of the great sage Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, author of the kabbalistic book the Zohar (Book of Splendor), a landmark text of Jewish mysticism. It’s tradition on this day to have picnics and light bonfires.

Yom Yerushalayim

Jerusalem Day

June 5 | 28 Iyar

National Israeli holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War.

Shavuot

The Feast of Weeks

June 12-13 | 6-7 Sivan

A doubly significant holiday marking Israel’s wheat harvest, as well as commemorating when the Torah was given to the nation of Israel at Mount Sinai.

Sources: myjewishlearning.org chabad.org

& Culture Arts

Creating meaningful Jewish arts and culture related experiences in Calgary

Welcome Shabbat

Fridays: April 26 (Pesach) • May 24 • June 14 | 10:30am

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

JCC Goes to Broadway

Sunday, April 7 | 3:30pm

Experience the vibrant world of music at the JCC! Join us for an enchanting performance featuring The Voices Choir, Sharim JCC Children’s Choir, and a special guest!

Member: $10 • Public: $15 • Children: FREE • Code: 10059

Chametz Drive: Give, Collect, Impact

April 14 - 19

Donate your unopened chametz before the holiday of Passover begins, and help those who are in need in our community. Food will be donated to the Calgary Food Bank.

Movie and Matzah

Sunday, April 28 | 2:00pm

Wear your coziest pajamas for an enchanting afternoon in partnership with PJ Library®. We are screening The Prince of Egypt and will provide delightful Pesach-approved snacks. For families with children ages five to 13. Please register for this FREE program. Code: 10060

Paint Like A Master: Klimt, Chagall, Hundertwasser, and More!

Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16 | 6:30-8:30pm

Alexis Katzeff inspires and educates in this amazing threeweek immersion into the wonderful world of painting. Each week, learn about a different artist while creating a masterpiece using their unique style and technique. Materials included. Member $120 • Public $165 • Code: 10061

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

& Culture Arts

Creating meaningful Jewish arts and culture related experiences in Calgary

Israel “Through Our Eyes”

May 1 - 8

Showcase the Israel you know and love with this artistic exhibit. Submit photos, art, or printed word projects that represent Israel as seen through your individual lens. Submissions accepted between April 1 to 20.

Yom HaZikaron – Israel’s Memorial Day

Sunday, May 12 | Time and Location TBA

Come together as a community to commemorate and memorialize IDF soldiers who have perished in the line of duty and victims of terror. Join us for a heartfelt ceremony along with prayers, readings and music, with a special commemoration for the victims of the October 7 attacks.

Yom HaAtzmaut – Israel’s Independence Day

Tuesday, May 14 | 5:30pm

It is Israel’s 76th birthday! Join us at the JCC as we celebrate with music, food, and fun activities for all ages. Israeli-themed food will be available for purchase from Karen’s Café.

Moses and Roses

Sunday, June 2 | 1:30-3:30pm

Join us for an enchanting afternoon as we indulge our senses and celebrate Shavuot in community, in partnership with Kesher. We’ll engage in the art of creating beautiful flower arrangements, delve into the rich traditions of Shavuot, and savour a delightful ice cream bar. Don’t miss out on this wonderful experience! Registration closes May 27. Member: $20 • Public: $30 • Code: 10062

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

AQUATICS

Pool Rules

AQUATICS

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

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

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AQUATICS

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).

Friday Apr 19 4:30-8:30pm

Saturday Apr 20 12:00-8:00pm

Sunday Apr 21 12:00-8:00pm

$17499/Member $21498/Public 9525

Friday May 24 4:30-8:30pm

Saturday May 25 12:00-8:00pm

Sunday May 26 12:00-8:00pm

$17499/Member $21498/Public 9524

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 Intermediate First Aid.

Friday Apr 12 4:30-8:30pm

Saturday Apr 13 12:00-8:00pm

Sunday Apr 14 12:00-8:00pm

$150/Member $19998/Public 9523

Friday Jun 7 4:30-8:30pm

Saturday Jun 8 12:00-8:00pm

Sunday Jun .9 12:00-8:00pm

$150/Member $19998/Public 9518

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 Intermediate First Aid, and minimum 15 years of age.

Friday May 3 4:30-8:30pm

Saturday May 4 12:00-8:00pm

Sunday May 5 10:00am-6:00pm

Friday May 10 4:30-8:30pm

Saturday May 11 12:00-8:00pm

Sunday May 12 12:00-8:00pm

$27498/Member $32496/Public 9532

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AQUATICS

AQUATICS

AQUATICS

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 Intermediate First Aid and minimum 15 years years of age.

Friday Apr .26 4:30-8:30pm

Saturday Apr 27 12:00-8:00pm

Sunday Apr 28 12:00-8:00pm

Friday May 3 4:30-8:30pm

Saturday May 4 12:00-8:00pm

Sunday May 5 10:00am-6:00pm

$32496/Member $38496/Public 9858

Friday Jun 14 4:30-8:30pm

Saturday Jun .15 12:00-8:00pm

Sunday Jun 16 12:00-8:00pm

Friday Jun 21 4:30-8:30pm

Saturday Jun .22 12:00-8:00pm

Sunday Jun 23 12:00-8:00pm

$32496/Member $38496/Public 9530

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 Apr .6-7

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

$100/Member $130/Public 9385

Saturday/Sunday Jun .1-2

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

$100/Member $130/Public 9856

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 Intermediate First Aid.

Sunday Apr 7

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

$5625/Member $75/Public 9857

Sunday Jun 2 9:00am-5:00pm (1 class)

$5625/Member $75/Public 9527

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Youth Master Swim Club

Ages 7-11

AQUATICS AQUATICS

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 strokeW enhancement, these workouts will vary in distance and intensity . Prerequisite: able to jump into deep water, tread with full face out of water for 60 seconds, swim 50m front crawl continuously.

Tuesdays Apr 2-Jun 25

7:30-8:30pm (12 classes, no class Apr 23)

$222/Member $264/Public 9838

Thursdays Apr 4-Jun 27

7:30-8:30pm (13 classes)

$24050/Member $286/Public 9839

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: able to jump into deep water, tread with full face out of water for 60 seconds, swim 50m front crawl continuously.

Tuesdays Apr 2-Jun 25

7:30-8:30pm (12 classes, no class Apr .23)

$222/Member $264/Public 9836

Thursdays Apr .4-Jun .27

7:30-8:30pm (13 classes)

$24050/Member $286/Public 9837

Lifesaving Club Ages 10-15

Too young to take your national lifeguarding certifications? Completed your swimming levels but not wanting to commit to a swim team schedule? That’s okay – come spend time with a trained lifeguard to build your lifesaving skills Our new Lifesaving Club is a fun and recreational way for kids 10 to 15 years to learn the basic necessities of becoming a lifeguard Join the club to meet new friends, stay fit, and learn on both dryland and in the water Develop your aquatics and first aid skills as you try out a variety of lifeguard activities to prepare for the national lifeguard standards Our lifesaving club members will be given the building blocks to grow in their leadership skills, lifesaving, knowledge, teamwork, communication, and personal fitness Prerequisite: able to jump into deep water, tread with full face out of water for 60 seconds, swim 50m front crawl continuously.

Mondays Apr .1-Jun .24 7:30-8:30pm (11 classes, no class Apr 22, May 20)

$20350/Member $242/Public 9834

Wednesdays Apr 3-Jun 26 7:30-8:30pm (13 classes)

$24050/Member $286/Public 9835

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MOM’S MEMBERSHIP

WE KNOW THAT MOM’S GOT GAME!

PHYSICALLY ACTIVE MOMS FEEL BETTER, SLEEP BETTER, AND STAY HAPPIER AND HEALTHIER. NOW THERE’S A MEMBERSHIP THAT MAKES TAKING TIME FOR YOURSELF EASIER THAN EVER.

IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN UNDER 10 YEARS OLD, WE HAVE A MEMBERSHIP JUST FOR YOU!

ADDITION TO ALL THE GREAT BENEFITS OF OUR REGULAR MEMBERSHIP (SEE PAGE 9), OUR MOM’S MEMBERSHIP ALSO INCLUDES:

• FIVE BABYSITTING PASSES

AQUATICS

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 Apr 8-Jun 24 10:05-10:55am (10 classes, no class Apr .22, May 20)

$55/Member $7250/Public 9521

Wednesdays Apr 10-Jun 26 10:05-10:55am (12 classes)

$66/Member $87/Public 9522

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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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ADULTS

Personal and Group Training

ADULTS

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

Sessions Member** Public** 1

ADULTS

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 and shock-absorbent flooring

Two-on-One*

Sessions Member** Public**

1 $4125

*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.

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 .

NEW MEMBERS PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS

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.

Receive 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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Fitness for Every Body

Fitness really IS for everybody no matter our shape or size! Embrace your body for what it is and discover that you really can be fit, strong, and learn to love the gym . Modifications are offered to make movements and exercises work for you

Mondays Apr .1-May 13

4:30-5:30pm (6 classes, no class Apr 22)

$66/Member $8850/Public 9847

ADULTS

Mondays May 27-Jun 24

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

$55/Member $7375/Public 9853

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 Apr 2-30

11:15am-12:15pm (4 classes, no class Apr .23)

$44/Member $59/Public 9846

Tuesdays May 7-28

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

$44/Member $59/Public 9850

Tuesdays Jun .4-25

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

$44/Member $59/Public 9852

After-Work Express

Life is hectic, we get it! When spending more than 40 minutes at the gym feels impossible, try one of our new After-Work Express classes!

Compound Movements for the Time-Crunched Drills and exercises that target multiple muscle groups at once An efficient whole body workout providing strength, coordination and cardio – in 35 minutes flat!

Mondays Apr 1-May 13

5:15-5:50pm (6 classes, no class Apr 22)

$66/Member $8850/Public 9987

Mondays May 27-Jun 24

5:15-5:50pm (5 classes)

$55/Member $7375/Public 9998

Happy Hips

Strong, stable, mobile hips are happy, functional hips! Improve the way your hips feel and function with exercises and drills designed to help you move with ease and avoid injury This class meets on the floor

Mondays Apr 1-May 13

4:30-5:10pm (6 classes, no class Apr 22)

$66/Member $8850/Public 9988

Mondays May 27-Jun 24

4:30-5:10pm (5 classes)

$55/Member $7375/Public 9999

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 Apr 5-May 10

9:15-10:15am (6 classes)

$75/Member $9990/Public 9848

Fridays May 17-Jun 28

9:15-10:15am (7 classes)

$8750/Member $11655/Public 9977

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FIT101: Selectorized Equipment

Make the most of your gym membership and learn how to use our selectorized strength machines! They’re designed for efficiency and ease of use and are perfect for newcomers to the gym

Saturday Apr .13

9:30-10:30am (1 class)

FREE/Member $5/Public 10000

Saturday May 4

9:30-10:30am (1 class)

FREE/Member $5/Public 10001

Saturday Jun 8

9:30-10:30am (1 class)

FREE/Member $5/Public 10002

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

Wednesdays Apr .3-May 8

9:00-10:00am (6 classes)

$75/Member $9990/Public 9979

Wednesdays May 15-Jun .26

9:00-10:00am (7 classes)

$8750/Member $11655/Public 9980

Mondays Apr 1-May 13

9:15-10:15am (7 classes)

$8750/Member $11655/Public 9981

Mondays May 27-Jun 24

9:15-10:15am (5 classes)

$6250/Member $8325/Public 9982

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

Sundays Apr 7-May 5

11:00am-12:00pm (5 classes)

$55/Member $7375/Public 9863

Seated Pelvic Floor Zoom Workshop

Connect with and synergize your diaphragm and pelvic floor! This practice combines breathing techniques with exercise to familiarize, strengthen and lengthen the areas of the body required to support healthy pelvic floor function A well-functioning pelvic floor and diaphragm provide the base for improved movement, may decrease symptoms of stress incontinence, and increase confidence in acts of daily living Seated/standing exercises only; class is delivered over Zoom Chair with no arms, bender ball (or small pillow) and stretchy band (or scarf) required .

Thursdays Apr 11-May 9

9:30-10:25am (5 classes)

$55/Member $7375/Public 9849

Thursdays May 23-Jun 20

9:30-10:25am (5 classes)

$55/Member $7375/Public 9862

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NEW Stay Connected!

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Sit, Stay, Trek!

Leash up your canine compadre and come explore the trails and byways close to the JCC with your best bud by your side! Expect some strength training and core work as you trek, and a dash of advice for training Fido too! Taught by a personal trainer, fitness instructor, dog trainer, and lover of dogs! For everyone’s enjoyment, proof of (canine) vaccinations needed to confirm class

ADULTS

Tuesdays May 7-28

5:45-6:45pm (4 classes)

$50/Member $6660/Public 9983

Tuesdays Jun 4-25

5:45-6:45pm (4 classes)

$50/Member $6660/Public 9984

Yoga for Men Workshop

Not very flexible but want to move freely with ease and without pain? This program is for you! More than just stretching, in this workshop you’ll work on pure strength, energy activation, mobility, flexibility, and overall power .

Wednesday Apr 17

5:15-6:45pm (1 class)

$1665/Member $2212/Public 10039

Wednesday Apr 24

5:15-6:45pm (1 class)

$1665/Member $2212/Public 10040

Qi Gong for Wellness Workshop

Restore energy and enjoy improved focus and peace of mind with breath and traditional, graceful, repeated movements . The grounding movements – which are easy to learn and open to all ages and fitness levels – promote improved posture, balance, coordination, and relaxation Long, slow, deep breath patterns combined with visualization techniques focus attention . Seated modifications offered

Saturday Apr .20

10:00-11:30am (1 class)

$1650/Member $2212/Public 10036

ZOOM

Saturday May 25

10:00-11:30am (1 class, virtual)

$1650/Member $2212/Public 10037

FITNESS ASSESSMENTS

WANT TO KNOW HOW FIT YOU ARE OR WHERE YOU SHOULD FOCUS YOUR TRAINING?

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!

$100/MEMBER $125/PUBLIC

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

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PWR! Moves

Designed for people with Parkinson’s, this program assists to mitigate symptoms and rebuild mobility and functionality The skills we teach can be practiced in multiple positions, can be made progressively more physically and cognitively challenging, and can be altered to target each person’s unique symptoms .

A one time assessment is required prior to enrolment. Approximately 1 .5 hours in duration, the assessment covers varying balance tests as well as a six-minute walk test . It also includes two complimentary classes Assessment Fee: $49

PWR! Moves Lifestyle Membership is $85 per month, and includes:

• Three, weekly, in-person classes (Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1:15 to 2:15pm)

• Virtual recordings*

• In-Person Urban Poling classes (Mondays)*

• Gentle Chair Yoga (Fridays)*

*with safety approval

For more information or to schedule your PWR! Moves assessment contact: Cherlene Magnuson cmagnuson@cjcc ca • 403-444-3159

“I love that PWR! Moves combines physical moves with a cognitive element making it challenging and fun, as well as provides us with social support. This class has definitely slowed down the progression of Parkinson’s Disease for me.”

Judy PWR! Moves member since 2015

“I have been going to PWR! Moves classes since they started at the JCC eight years ago. I have stayed with the class (even through COVID) because I firmly believe this specialized exercise program designed for people with PD, has helped me slow down the progression of my disease. For me, the class is also my support group where I can meet, work out, and get support and reinforcement from people (and that includes the instructors) who believe exercise is one more weapon we can use in the fight against Parkinson’s.”

Norma

PWR! Moves member since 2015

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Adult Pickleball Ages 16+

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

ADULTS

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 Join us for one of the introductory clinics .

Tuesdays Apr 9-16

12:00-2:00pm (2 classes)

$80/Member $100/Public 10080

Sundays Apr 14-21

3:00-5:00pm (2 classes)

$80/Member $100/Public 10081

Wednesdays Apr 24-May 1

4:00-6:00pm (2 classes)

$80/Member $100/Public 10082

Thursdays May 2-9

1:00-3:00pm (2 classes)

$80/Member $100/Public 10083

Sundays May 12-26

3:00-5:00pm (2 classes)

$80/Member $100/Public 10084

Mondays Jun 3-10

6:00-8:00pm (2 classes)

$80/Member $100/Public 10085

Thursdays Jun 6-13

1:00-3:00pm (2 classes)

$80/Member $100/Public 10086

Pickleball - Level 1 Skills Clinics

If you are looking to advance your game from the basics, take your new Pickleball skills and learn further game strategies and techniques Prerequisite: Introduction to Pickleball.

Sundays Apr 28-May 5 3:00-5:00pm (2 classes)

$80/Member $100/Public 10077

Thursdays May 23-30 1:00-3:00pm (2 classes)

$80/Member $100/Public 10078

Tuesdays Jun .18-25 1:00-3:00pm (2 classes)

$80/Member $100/Public 10079

Serve & Serve Return Clinics

Are you struggling with your serve consistency, or do you need a BETTER serve? Do you know where to put your return and how to get to the kitchen line? Join our level II coach for this helpful clinic to improve these fundamental strokes Prerequisite: Introduction to Pickleball, plus Level 1 skills.

Thursday Apr 11 1:00-3:00pm (1 class)

$40/Member $50/Public 10074

Saturday Apr 13 12:30-2:30pm (1 class)

$40/Member $50/Public 10075

Saturday May 4 12:30-2:30pm (1 class)

$40/Member $50/Public 10076

Private Pickleball Lessons

We offer private lessons at all levels with our certified Pickleball coaches .

For more information contact Cherlene Magnuson at 403-444-3159 or cmagnuson@cjcc ca NEW

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3rd Shot Drop Clinics

Are you able to get yourself to the kitchen line to play the dinking game or are you still stuck at the back of the court? In this clinic, you will learn the fundamentals of the third shot drop and how to get yourself to the kitchen line… where the fun begins!

Prerequisite: Introduction to Pickleball, plus Level 1 skills.

Thursday Apr 18

1:00-3:00pm (1 class)

$40/Member $50/Public 10067

Saturday Apr .20

12:30-2:30pm (1 class)

$40/Member $50/Public 10068

Saturday May 11

12:30-2:30pm (1 class)

$40/Member $50/Public 10070

Punch Volley Clinics

Are you comfortable at the kitchen line or does the thought of someone firing the ball at you make you want to hide out at the back of the court? This clinic will give you the confidence to stand your ground at the kitchen line and keep your opponents from gaining ground on you . Prerequisite: Introduction to Pickleball, plus Level 1 skills.

Thursday Apr .25

1:00-3:00pm (1 class)

$40/Member $50/Public 10071

Saturday Apr .27

12:30-2:30pm (1 class)

$40/Member $50/Public 10072

Saturday May 25

12:30-2:30pm (1 class)

$40/Member $50/Public 10073

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Krav Maga

Krav Maga is a form of self-defense developed for the Israel Defense Forces Incorporating techniques from a number of different martial arts, Krav Maga focuses on situational awareness, de-escalating potentially volatile situations, and ensuring personal safety Gain confidence and strength in a supportive, safety-focused atmosphere – and have fun!

Tuesdays Apr 2-Jun 18

7:45-8:45pm (11 classes, no class Apr .23)

$187/Member $220/Public 9860

Sundays Apr .7-Jun .23

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

$187/Member $220/Public 9861

Friend Day

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PLUS FREE GROUPX AND AQUA FITNESS CLASSES exercISE
AND FITNESS CENTRE,
NEW NEW EVERYTHING IS BETTER WITH A FRIEND!
Members can bring a friend for FREE every 18th day of the month
For more info call 403-253-8600 x0

GROUPX STUDIO

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, Reggae Tone, 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

ATHLETIC TRAINING

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!

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

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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

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Mobility/Core Circuit. The class that carries you through everyday life with grace and confidence! Varied movements and core exercises ensure your joints and muscles are moving efficiently and with strength and stamina Experience freedom of movement, improved posture and a greater, pain-free range of motion

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

Progressive Muscle Relaxation. Let go of your physical and mental tension with progressive muscle relaxation techniques You are expertly guided through a deep body scan, invited to sequentially tense and relax your musculature from head to toe . Bring awareness to every single part of part of your body and leave feeling released, refreshed, connected

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

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 the deeper tissues in the body

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

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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FOREVER YOUNG

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

SCULPTING

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

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 .

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 .

Spin & Pump HIIT. The ultimate class for head to toe training! Fifty minutes of cycling intervals and drills for cardiovascular training combined with a resistance intervals for both upper and lower body Start your morning invigorated

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REVOLUTION STUDIO

A Place to Ride for New and Experienced Cyclists

Training Schedule

Mondays and Wednesdays

6:00-7:00am

Power Breakfast with Lavina Gilliland

Tuesdays and Thursdays

6:00-7:00am

Power Breakfast with Lavina Gilliland

7:00-8:00pm

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

$226/JCC Member $270/Public

Once a Week

$113/JCC Member $135/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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GOLDEN AGE

GOLDEN AGE

Active Living

The 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 in-person membership (includes Zoom and aqua fitness classes) is $41 per month1 If you prefer, a Zoom only monthly membership is available for $281 . 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

Gentle Chair Yoga2 (In-person & Zoom)

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

Balance Booster

Take your confidence to the next level and live life YOUR way! With better balance fall risk decreases, reaction time improves and coordination is maintained . In this class we’ll build strength for better balance and stability and work on improving both posture and gait . Participants work at their own pace; all levels welcome

1Continuous monthly membership; no annual commitment required. Can be cancelled with 30 days written notice with a minimum of a two-month commitment. Pricing effective April 1, 2024.

2The following GroupX classes are included with the Active Living Membership:  Everfit, Golden Rhythms and Urban Poling.

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Lunch and Learn:

Fraud and Scams

GOLDEN AGE

Learn about the current scams and threats that target older adults, how to recognize them, and when to explore further . Register at the Customer Service Desk or call 403-253-8600 x0 by

Wednesday, April 10 .

Monday Apr .15

12:00-1:30pm

$8/Member $10/Public 10056

Gentleman’s Coffee Club

Drop-in to Karen’s Café for complimentary coffee and banana bread, and catch up with friends, old and new

Tuesdays Apr 2-Jun 25

10:00-11:30am (no meeting Apr .23 and 30)

FREE

Voices Choir

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

Conducted by Karina Szulc .

Wednesdays

3:30-5:30pm

FREE/Member & Public

For information call: Nessie at 403-690-2449

Karina at 403-473-8073

Book Club

Keep up with the literary world and have fun doing it! With a new book every month, there is something for everyone to enjoy . Light refreshments provided .

Alternating Thursdays

Apr .4, 18, May 9, 23, June 6, 20 3:00-4:30pm

FREE/Member & Public

Summer BBQ

Celebrate summer with food, fun, entertainment, and games at our annual BBQ .

Sunday Jun .23

11:30am-2:00pm

$10/Member $15/Public 10058

Summer Outings

Check our community board, as well as our Jump Up! e-newsletter to learn about upcoming events . For more information contact Nessie Hollander at 403-690-2449 .

Join the Club

Are you 55+ and looking for afternoon and evening activities?

Sign-up for our email list at vbracey@cjcc.ca to keep up-to-date on these fun and exciting social initiatives!

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Casino Day

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Join us at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino for a delicious brunch and a whole lot of fun! Roundtrip transportation is provided from the JCC .

Thursdays

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May 2 9870

10:00am-1:45pm

$12*/Person *Per day

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 .

Fridays (No challah on Apr .26) 8:30am until sold out, no holds $7/Large $4/Small Hearing Clinic

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

Monday May 27 10:30am-12:00pm

Crafty Corner

Drop-in every Monday to connect with other creative minds Bring your crafting projects and share your ideas with others . Knitting, crochet, card making, diamond dotting, and any other “making” you do . A great way to also meet and make new friends!

Mondays Apr .1-Jun .24

1:30-3:30pm (No class May 20)

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 three-course meal in addition to wonderful entertainment and conversation . To register call the JCC Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, x0 .

Tuesdays

Apr 9 9865

Jun 11 9867

11:45am-1:30pm

$7/Member $10/Public *Per day

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47 SPRING 2024 Register online mycalgaryjcc.com • In person • Call 403-253-8600 x0 INDEX NEW CLASSES AND EVENTS ARE HIGHLIGHTED Active Living 44 After-Work Express ................................... 34 All Ball – Multi-Sport 14 Aqua Fitness 31 Aqua Healing 30 Babysitting 12 Basics of Drawing Foundations ............. 17 BBYO 21 Beyond the Bell Afterschool Program 18 Book Club ................................................... 45 Bouncy Castle Day 14 Bronze Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Bronze Medallion / CPR C 27 Camps 18 Casino Day 46 Challah Baking 46 Chametz Drive: Give, Collect, Impact ... 24 Childcare 11 Community Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Compound Movements Time-Crunched ... 34 Crafty Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Doctrine Training 43 55+ TRX Suspension Training 34 FIT101: Selectorized Equipment............ 35 Fitness Assessments 36 Fitness Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Fitness for Every Body 34 Fitness for Youth Orientations 19 Friend Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Functional Full Body Fitness 35 Gentleman’s Coffee Club ......................... 45 Golden Age Luncheons 46 Group Exercise 40,41,42 Happy Hips ................................................ 34 Hearing Clinic 46 Hip Hop & Flip Flop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Intermediate First Aid / CPR 28 Intermediate First Aid / CPR Recert 28 Israel “Through Our Eyes” ....................... 25 JCC Basketball 16 JCC Goes to Broadway ............................. 24 JCC Soccer .................................................. 16 Jewish Calendar 101 23 Join the Club .............................................. 45 Kids ‘R’ Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 KidStart Literacy 14 Krav Maga ............................................ 19,39 Lifesaving & Swim Instructor / Examiner 28 Lifesaving Club 29 Lunch and Learn: Fraud and Scams ...... 45 Mat-Based Hypopressives Core & Floor 35 Matzah, Movies, and Magic .................... 24 Mini Masters Drawing 16 Mom‘s Got Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,30 Moses and Roses....................................... 25 National Lifeguard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Paint Like a Master ................................... 24 Party with Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Personal and Group Training 32,33 Pickleball, Adult 38 Pickleball, Teens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Pickleball, Youth 17 PWR! Moves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Qi Gong for Wellness Workshop ............ 36 Ready, Set…3s! 14 Rock Climbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Seated Pelvic Floor Zoom Workshop 35 Sit, Stay, Trek .............................................. 36 Sports Dinner .............................................. 2 Summer BBQ ............................................. 45 Summer Camp .................................... 18,48 Summer Outings....................................... 45 Teen Connect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Teen Master Swim Club 29 Time for 2s 13 TRX Total Body Circuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Voices Choir 45 Welcome Shabbat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Yoga for Men Workshop .......................... 36 Yom HaAtzmaut ........................................ 25 Yom HaZikaron.......................................... 25 Youth Master Swim Club 29

JULY 2 to AUGUST 23

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