Winter 2024 Program Guide

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WINTER 2024 PROGRAM GUIDE

CalgaryJCC.com

1607 90 Avenue SW


Our Mission:

OPEN FOR EVERYONE TO DISCOVER

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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TWO WEEKS FOR FREE!

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Your free, two-week JCC membership gets you access to: • Pool • Indoor playground • Fitness centre • Aqua fitness classes • Gymnasium • GroupX classes • Registration for adult fitness ASK US ABOUT FREE2BE classes at the member rate FOR ACTIVE LIVING! This membership promotion is valid for 14 consecutive days from activation between January 1 and 31, 2024.

PLUS!

Get 10% off when you convert your two-week membership into a one-year JCC membership if you purchase before January 31, 2024.* *Must be paid in full up front

Cover: Our Kidstart Literacy group (from top left: Leo, Lincoln, Wesley, Aleia, Maya, Finn, Ojas, and Matteo) loves learning with Miss Meagan every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday! Find out more about this wonderful, Kindergarten-prep program on page 14.


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Program Registration Online at mycalgaryjcc.com, in person or call 403-253-8600, ext.0 Members: Sunday, November 19 • 8:00am Public: Wednesday, November 22 • 8:00am Early Bird Deadline: Friday, December 15 • 6pm (see page 7)

A Message from Rhona Shore Executive Director

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inding your centre – this is a common phrase that we often hear, and refers to the practice of discovering and connecting with your inner self, by concentrating on a sense of strength and stability in your life. It often involves self-reflection, self-awareness, and practices that help you stay grounded and focused.

Finding Your Centre at the Paperny Family JCC can include adding a new class to your health and wellness routine, such as Progressive Muscle Relaxation (page 35) or TRX Total Body Circuit (page 34). For the sporty folks, we’ve got Golf Conditioning and (page 36) and Pickleball Conditioning (page 37). Connect with community by participating in our Go Green Week (page 25) or attend our International Women’s

Day event (page 25). Celebrate the Jewish holidays by joining us for Flavours of Tu B’Shevat (page 25) and Hamantaschen Make & Bake (page 25). For our children and youth, we are excited to partner with the Dance Compound for Acro/Hip Hop Combo (page 16) and Musical Theatre (page 17). And for the art enthusiasts, we have partnered with Alikis Art House for Mini Masters (page 16) and Basics of Drawing Foundations (page 16). In our sports and recreation department, we are pleased to introduce Youth Pickleball aka Little Dills (page 17) for ages 8 to 12. Our winter programs and events provide the opportunity for new experiences for everyone. We encourage you to explore all that the JCC has to offer this session. We truly believe that the more you engage at YOUR Centre, the more connected, balanced, and enriched you will feel! See you soon!

Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Social and Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Building Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Community Partners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Arts and Culture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Membership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Aquatics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Childcare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Adults. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Babysitting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

GroupX Studio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Children. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Golden Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Youth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Teens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20


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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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

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

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

Paperny Family JCC Operations Board Jerrad Blanchard – Chair Rob Baulk Ben Ginzberg

Ken Luker – Treasurer

Lauren Herschel Aryn Kalson-Sperandio

Joe Oppenheim David Silverstone


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BUILDING INFORMATION

Paperny Family JCC Building Hours January to June 2024 403-253-8600, ext.0 Pool, gym, and fitness centre close half an hour before building closes. Opens Closes Monday to Thursday 5:30am 9:30pm Friday 5:30am 6:00pm Saturday 8:00am 8:00pm Sunday 8:00am 8:00pm

Special Building Hours 2023 Monday, January 1 New Year’s Day

8:00am - 4:00pm

Monday, February 19 Family Day

8:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday, March 13 Staff Training

5:30am - 6:00pm

Friday, March 29 Good Friday

8:00am - 4:00pm

Opens Closes Monday to Friday 7:30am 6:00pm Saturday Closed Sunday Closed

Monday, April 22 Erev Pesach

5:30am - 4:00pm

Tuesday, April 23 Pesach

CLOSED

Karen’s Café Hours*

Sunday, May 5 Yom HaShoah

8:00am - 6:00pm

Monday, May 13 Yom HaZikaron

5:30am - 6:00pm

Monday, May 20 Victoria Day

8:00am - 4:00pm

Monday, July 1 Canada Day

8:00am - 4:00pm

JCC Childcare Hours 403-444-3175

403-255-5311 Closed all Jewish and statutory holidays Opens Closes Monday to Tuesday 9:30am 2:00pm Wednesday to Thursday 9:30am 7:00pm Friday 9:30am 1:30pm Saturday Closed Sunday 10:00am 1:30pm *Subject to change

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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 19 for more info).

How to Register

Refund Policy

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.

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.

• 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.

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

Members. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday, November 19 | 8:00am Public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday, November 22 | 8:00am Early Bird Registration Deadline* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, December 15 | 6:00pm


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MEMBERSHIP

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

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

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

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

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

Referral Program

Lockers and Change Rooms Full and half lockers are available for daily use at no charge. 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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JCC Membership is Great Value! Rates effective September 1, 2023 and do not include GST. Please visit our Customer Service Desk for more information. Category Family1

Annual Membership*

Paid Upfront (5% savings) $

$

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Three Months

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A corporate rate is available – call 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 GO FOR IT • GET FIT • BE YOU household with dependent children. 3 Enrolled in full-time, post-secondary school. 6 MONTHS: $350 4 Ages 13 to 17 years of age. 3 MONTHS: $200 5 Married or common-law. 6 GO TO PAGE 23 FOR MORE INFORMATION Ages 65 years and over.

m’s MoGOT

GAME!

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

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

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

10-Visit Pass: $120 Contact the Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0 for more information.

Perks of Being a JCC Member!

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

Register online mycalgaryjcc.com • In person • Call 403-253-8600 x0

MEMBERSHIP

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Scheduled Monthly Payments


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Yearly Towel Rental Service

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

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

Meeting Room Rentals The 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.

GREAT VALUE! Platinum Annual Memberships

PLATINUM

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

Family – $2,420 + GST

A JCC Family Membership with additional benefits: • No line-ups - priority program registration. Don’t wait in line to register! Ensure you don’t miss out on the programs you really want. • $100 program credit for any program. • Free towel service (two towels each per visit) for two adults. • Free full length lockers with name plates for two adults. • One free personal training session for every family member over 13 years old. • Free birthday party (classic package – see page 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 POWERED BY CALGARY JEWISH

FEDERATION

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

Call 403-537-8597 for information.

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PEACE OF MIND WHETHER YOU ARE WORKING OR WORKING OUT babecare

OUR EARLY LEARNING CENTRE IS BOTH LICENSED AND ACCREDITED

PAPERNY FAMILY JCC

CHILDCARE 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, December 15, 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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CHILDCARE

EARLY LEARNING CENTRE


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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 7 /Member (max. 2 hours) $ 50 9 /Public (max. 2 hours)

$ 50

125/Member (20 pass) $ 155/Public (20 pass)

BABYSITTING

$

No babysitting available: Dec.25 to Jan.4 • Mar.25 to Apr.1 Babysitting does not run during CBE PD days or during seasonal camps.

Party Us! with

AVAILABLE FOR MEMBERS AND PUBLIC

WE CAN DO IT ALL! ANY SIZE! ANY STYLE! For more information about parties at the JCC go to: calgaryjcc.com/programs/children-youth/childrens-parties To book a party and for more information email birthdayparties@cjcc.ca Register online mycalgaryjcc.com • In person • Call 403-253-8600 x0


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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

Mondays Jan.22-Mar.18 9:00-11:45am (8 classes*, no class Feb.19) $ 264/Member $320/Public Tuesdays Jan.16-Mar.19 9:00-11:45am (10 classes) $ 330/Member $400/Public Wednesdays Jan.10-Mar.13 9:00-11:45am (10 classes) $ 330/Member $400/Public

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Thursdays Jan.11-Mar.14 9:00-11:45am (9 classes, no class Feb.15) $ 297/Member $360/Public

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Fridays Jan.12-Mar.15 9:00-11:45am (9 classes*, no class Feb.16) $ 297/Member $360/Public

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* 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

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.


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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 Jan.8-Mar.18 9:00-9:45am (10 classes, no class Feb.19) $ 170/Member $200/Public 9794 Ages 4-5 Mondays Jan.8-Mar.18 1:00-1:45pm (10 classes, no class Feb.19) $ 170/Member $200/Public 9795

All Ball – 60 Ways to Play

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.

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CHILDREN

Tuesdays Jan.9-Mar.12 11:15am-12:00pm (10 classes) $ 170/Member $200/Public

FROM CHILDREN TO TEENS JCC

OUR CENTRE HAS A PROGRAM FOR EVERYONE

Ready, Set…3s!

FULL

Tuesdays/Thursdays Sept.5, 2023-Jun.27, 2024 9:00am-12:00pm $ 278*/Member $325*/Public *Fee is per month

KidStart Literacy

CASTLE DAY 10am - 12pm JANUARY 21

FEBRUARY 25 MARCH 24

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.

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 Spaces still! 9:00am-12:00pm ava ila ble $ 365*/Member $423*/Public *Fee is per month

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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 | 12-3pm Please note: Classes may have limited spots or be sold out.

FULL FULL

Kids Can Skate

Mondays (September to March) Join us for ice skating at Trico Centre. Participants will take part in skating lessons with Skate Canada certified coaches. Children will learn the basic fundamentals of skating and have fun on the ice.

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

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

Spaces still! ava ila ble

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

Fridays (September to June) 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

FULL FULL

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.


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FROM CHILDREN TO TEENS JCC

OUR CENTRE HAS A PROGRAM FOR EVERYONE

NEW Mini Masters with Alikis Art House

Ages 4-6

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 Jan.10-Mar.6 3:30-4:30pm (9 classes) $ 225/Member $270/Public

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NEW Basics of Drawing Ages 7-11 Foundations with Alikis Art House

CHILDREN & YOUTH

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 Jan.11-Mar.21 3:30-4:15pm (10 classes, no class Feb.15) $ 170/Member $200/Public 9797 Ages 7-9 Thursdays Jan.11-Mar.21 4:30-5:15pm (10 classes, no class Feb.15) $ 170/Member $200/Public 9798

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 Jan.10-Mar.6 4:45-5:45pm (9 classes) $ 225/Member $270/Public

Acro/Hip Hop Combo with Dance Compound

9809

Ages 6-9

Street-style dance techniques combine with acrobatic elements in this energetic, joyful movement class. Thursdays Jan.11-Mar.21 3:30-4:20pm (10 classes, no class Feb.15) $ 170/Member $200/Public 9805

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NEW Musical Theatre

with Dance Compound

Ages 9-12

Combine theatrical performance, dance, and song in this fun-filled class! Thursdays Jan.11-Mar.21 4:25-5:25pm (10 classes, no class Feb.15) $ 170/Member $200/Public 9807

Rock Climbing

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. One of our most popular programs – sign your children up today as space is limited! Mondays Jan.8-Mar.18 4:00-5:00pm (10 classes, no class Feb.19) $ 200/Member $230/Public 9799

aka Little Dills

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 Jan.9-Feb.6 3:45-4:45pm (5 classes) $ 85/Member $100/Public

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Tuesdays Feb.13-Mar.12 3:45-4:45pm (5 classes) $ 85/Member $100/Public

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FITNESS FOR YOUTH ORIENTATIONS 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

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CHILDREN & YOUTH

NEW Youth Pickleball

FREE


HELP OUR

grow

COMMUNITY…

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

LOOKING FOR A WAY TO SUPPORT THE JCC? As a chaver (friend), your $180 donation* will help the JCC to continually provide the finest in programs and services, and assist in maintaining one of the most unique facilities of its kind in Calgary. Your donation will ensure that the next generations can continue to feel welcome – creating special experiences, friendships, and memories.

BE A CHAVER TODAY!

Call: 403-253-8600 x0 or Online: calgaryjcc.com/donation

*Full tax receipt for either: one time $180 donation or 12 monthly payments of $15.


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WE HAVE A JCC BUS

CALGARY JCC

to JCC

THAT PICKS UP AND TAKES CHILDREN TO OUR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

2024

For everyone ages 5 to 12!

Beyond the Bell

Afterschool Program This Ain’t No Babysitting!

Ages 4-11 years TEACHERS CONVENTION CAMP

February 15 - 16 2-Day Camp

SPRING BREAK CAMP

March 25 - April 1

5-Day Camp (No camp on March 29)

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

Registration is now open 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

What to expect:

1. Afterschool snack provided Limited spaces 2. Physical activity available 3. Friendship 4. Creativity 5. Access to JCC programs, such as swim lessons, recreational and sports classes 6. Bus to JCC from four schools (Chinook Park, Louis Riel, The Calgary Jewish Academy, Nellie McClung) 7. Being in a group with various ages, kids learn tolerance and cooperation 8. It’s like having a play date everyday!

YOUTH

PASSOVER CAMP April 22 - 30

Monday - Friday | 3:00 - 6:00pm

PLUS! Receive a 10% early bird discount when you register before Friday, December 15 for children’s recreational programs.

For more information about our licensed* afterschool program contact JCC Customer Service at 403-253-8600 x0 *Subsidy available from Alberta government

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WINTER 2024 TEENS

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 Back

Purim Fun

Reconnect with your peers after the winter break, and get ready to start the year off with an early celebration of Tu B’Shevat!

Dress up in a costume and celebrate Purim with us at the JCC! Enjoy fun activities and yummy food while we celebrate this festive holiday!

Sunday, Jan.21 2:00-3:30pm

Sunday, Mar.24 5:00-7:00pm

Telus Spark Join us for a fun afternoon of science, learning, and experiments at Telus Spark! Sunday, Feb.4 Time TBD

Games Day It’s game day at the JCC! Drop-in for games including basketball, spike ball, and other fun activities with your peers!

TEENS

Sunday, Feb.25 2:00-3:30pm

Escape Room Grab your friends and join in the fun as we solve the best kind of puzzles – the ones you find in an escape room! Sunday, Mar.10 Time TBD

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!

SOCIAL & LEADERSHIP 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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MEMBERSHIP ALERT

$

$

$ $ $

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

10% off

10% off

all services and products at Evergreen location

Calgary Farmers’ Market location

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

25% off

10% off

10% off

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

lessons and coaching

Russian and Ukrainian cuisine at Calgary Farmers Market

MASLEY

MECHANICAL LIMITED

MACLEOD

10% off

15% off

15% off

plumbing services

complete eye glass purchase (frame and lenses)

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

10% off

10% off

all of our eco-friendly products

all flowers: hello@vavabloom.ca

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

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MOM’S MEMBERSHIP

s ’ Mo m GOT

GAME!

GO FOR IT • GET FIT • BE YOU

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! IN ADDITION TO ALL THE GREAT BENEFITS OF OUR REGULAR MEMBERSHIP (SEE PAGE 9), OUR MOM’S MEMBERSHIP ALSO INCLUDES: • FIVE BABYSITTING PASSES • TWO GUEST PASSES • ONE FITNESS AND HEALTH CONSULTATION

CALL 403-253-8600, EXT.0 TO ACTIVATE TODAY!

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS • 6 MONTHS: $350* • 3 MONTHS: $200* *CONDITIONS APPLY


Jewish Calendar 101 January - March 2023 | Tevet - Adar 5783*

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

Purim

Tu B'Shevat

January 25 | 15 Shevat

Also known as the New Year of the Trees because it was used for calculating the age of trees for tithing. The Torah teaches that fruit from a tree may not be eaten during the first three years; the fourth year’s fruit is for G-d, and after this, the fruit can be eaten. It is customary to eat a new fruit on this holiday or to eat from the Seven Species (shivat haminim) that are abundant in Israel: wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and dates. Some people also plant trees on this day. Tu B’Shevat began as a minor holiday marked by a festive meal and it has grown into the a modern Jewish Earth Day. It is an opportunity to celebrate our sense of environmental responsibility and Jewish tradition. Come celebrate this holiday at the JCC. See details on page 27.

Fast of Esther March 21 | 11 Adar II

This fast, also called Ta’anit Esther, is a fast from dawn until dusk on Purim eve, commemorating the three-day fast observed by the Jewish people in the story of Purim.

March 24 | 14 Adar II

This jolly festivity commemorates the defeat of Haman’s plot, the prime minister of King Ahasuerus of the Persian Empire. During 357 BCE, Haman planned to massacre the Jews, as recorded in the book of Esther in the Torah. The Jews were saved by the heroic Queen Esther, who married the king. When Ahasueros discovers that his wife Esther is Jewish, he decides to reverse Haman’s decree, and instead of the Jews being killed, Haman, his sons, and other enemies are killed instead. We celebrate dressing up in costume, some people choose to dress as characters from the Purim story. It is a mitzvah (commandment) to listen to the story of Purim – chanted from Megillat Esther (The Scroll of Esther). We also send mishloach manot, packages of treats and goodies to friends, family, and people in need. A traditional cookie called hamentaschen is enjoyed, which our Golden Age (seniors) group at the JCC bake every year!

Shushan Purim March 25 | 15 Adar II

The battles fought between the Jews and their enemies throughout the Persian empire took place on Adar 13. The Jews rested and celebrated the victory on the following day – Adar 14. In the capital of the empire, the city of Shushan, however, there were a greater number of Jew-haters, so the fighting continued for two days: 13 and 14 Adar. The victory celebrations in Shushan were thus held on 15 Adar.

Sources: myjewishlearning.org and chabad.org.


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

Welcome Shabbat Fridays: January 26 (Tu B’Shevat) • February 16 (JDAIM) March 22 (Purim) | 10:30am Everyone is welcome to celebrate Shabbat at the JCC with songs, candle lighting, kiddush, and hamotzi. Go Green Week January 14 to 21 Bring your old electronics to the JCC to be recycled, and help keep our landfills clean. Paint Like A Master: Klimt, Chagall, Modigliani, and More! Tuesdays, January 23 to February 27 | 6:30-8:30pm Alexis Katzeff inspires and educates in this amazing six-week 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 $240 • Public $330 • Code: 9801 Public Drop-in per class: Member $40 • Public $55 Flavours of Tu B’Shevat Wednesday, January 24 | 6:30pm Celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the most ancient and environmental holiday on earth. Create beautiful, edible art with fruit! Member $20 • Public $30 • Code: 9800 International Women’s Day 2024: #InspireInclusion Sunday, March 10 Save the date to engage with influential women, and participate in activities that celebrate female empowerment while forging a more inclusive world for women. Hamantaschen Make & Bake Wednesday, March 20 | 6:30-8:30pm We provide the dough and creative fillings. You bring your enthusiasm and some friends. Go home with ready-to-bake hamantashen, dough recipes, a ton of filling ideas, and more! Member $18 • Public $25 • Code: 9802

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


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WINTER 2024 AQUATICS

AQUATICS

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.

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

WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED

exercISE

YOUR JCC MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES ACCESS TO OUR GYM, POOL, AND FITNESS CENTRE, PLUS FREE GROUPX AND AQUA FITNESS CLASSES

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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 Jan.26 4:30-8:30pm Saturday Jan.27 12:00-8:00pm Sunday Jan.28 8:00am-4:00pm $ 17499/Member $21498/Public

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Friday Mar.22 4:30-8:30pm Saturday Mar.23 12:00-8:00pm Sunday Mar.24 8:00am-4:00pm $ 17499/Member $21498/Public

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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 Feb.9 4:30-8:30pm Saturday/Sunday Feb.10-11 12:00-8:00pm $ 150/Member $19998/Public 9511

View the pool schedule at

calgaryjcc.com

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AQUATICS

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 Jan.12 4:30-8:30pm Saturday/Sunday Jan.13-14 12:00-8:00pm Friday Jan.19 4:30-8:30pm Saturday/Sunday Jan.20-21 12:00-8:00pm $ 27498/Member $32496/Public 9355 Friday Mar.8 4:30-8:30pm Saturday/Sunday Mar.9-10 12:00-8:00pm Friday Mar.15 4:30-8:30pm Saturday/Sunday Mar.16-17 12:00-8:00pm $ 27498/Member $32496/Public 9519

National Lifeguard Recertification

Ages 16+

This recertification class allows for lifeguards to be evaluated and demonstrate their skills to ensure they are meeting the Lifesaving Society standards and will be able to provide proper rescue techniques in emergency situations. Prerequisites: National Lifeguard, current Alberta workplace approved Intermediate First Aid. Sunday Jan.21 2:00-6:00pm (1 class) $ 5625/Member $75/Public

9357

Sunday Mar.17 2:00-6:00pm (1 class) $ 5625/Member $75/Public

9514

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 Feb.23 4:30-8:30pm Saturday/Sunday Feb.24-25 12:00-8:00pm Friday Mar.1 4:30-8:30pm Saturday/Sunday Mar.2-3 12:00-8:00pm $ 32496/Member $38496/Public 9513

Intermediate First Aid / CPR

Ages 12+

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 Feb.3-4 9:00am-5:00pm (2 classes) $ 100/Member $130/Public

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Youth Master Swim Club

Ages 7-11

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 Feb.4 9:00am-5:00pm (1 class) $ 5625/Member $75/Public

Aqua Healing

Tuesdays Jan.9-Mar.26 7:30-8:30pm (12 classes) $ 222/Member $264/Public

9126

Thursdays Jan.11-Mar.28 7:30-8:30pm (12 classes) $ 222/Member $264/Public

9725

Teen Master Swim Club

Ages 12-17

9386

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.

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.

Mondays Jan.8-Mar.25 10:05-10:55am (11 classes, no class Feb.19) $ 6050/Member $7975/Public

9343

Wednesdays Jan.10-Mar.27 10:05-10:55am (12 classes) $ 66/Member $87/Public

Tuesdays Jan.9-Mar.26 7:30-8:30pm (12 classes) $ 222/Member $264/Public

9723

9344

Thursdays Jan.11-Mar.28 7:30-8:30pm (12 classes) $ 222/Member $264/Public

9724

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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.


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AQUATICS

AQUATICS

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 Jan.8-Mar.25 7:30-8:30pm (11 classes, no class Feb.19) $ 20350/Member $242/Public

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Wednesdays Jan.10-Mar.27 7:30-8:30pm (11 classes, no class Mar.13) $ 20350/Member $242/Public 9732

WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED

exercISE

YOUR JCC MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES ACCESS TO OUR GYM, POOL, AND FITNESS CENTRE, PLUS FREE GROUPX AND AQUA FITNESS CLASSES

movie in the pool Jump into your bathing suits for a splashing great time! Join the Steven Blitz Aquatics Centre for a blast of a time in our pool!

Nothing but fun as we float around and watch a good ol’ classic movie. Invite your friends and family!

sunday, february 18 5:00-8:00pm MEMBER: $10 PUBLIC: $1475 Per Person under 8 Years: $5 CODE: 9816 Members and guests are welcome to bring their own water toys and blow-up tubes.

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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!

View the Aqua Fitness schedule at

calgaryjcc.com

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AQUATICS

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


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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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Fitness Centre

Personal Training

Pricing is effective January 5, 2023. Public** $ 85 $ 82 $ 78 $ 76 $ 73

Two-on-One* Sessions Member** $ 1 4125 $ 4 3910 $ 37 8 $ 16 3485 $ 24 3230

Public** $ 4850 $ 46 $ 4350 $ 41 $ 38

*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.

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exercISE

YOUR JCC MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES ACCESS TO OUR GYM, POOL, AND FITNESS CENTRE, PLUS FREE GROUPX AND AQUA FITNESS CLASSES

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. * * * * * * * * * PLUS * * * * * * * * * 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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ADULTS

One-on-One Sessions Member** $ 1 7225 $ 4 6970 $ 8 6630 $ 6460 16 $ 24 6205

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.


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Fitness for Every Body

ADULTS

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 Jan.15-Mar.25 4:30-5:30pm (10 classes, no class Feb.19) $ 110/Member $14750/Public 9710

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.

TRX Total Body Circuit 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 Jan.9-30 11:15am-12:15pm (4 classes) $ 44/Member $59/Public

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Tuesdays Feb.6-27 11:15am-12:15pm (4 classes) $ 44/Member $59/Public

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Tuesdays Mar.5-26 11:15am-12:15pm (4 classes) $ 44/Member $59/Public

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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 Jan.5-26 9:15-10:15am (4 classes) $ 50/Member $6660/Public

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Fridays Feb.2-23 9:15-10:15am (4 classes) $ 50/Member $6660/Public

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Fridays Mar.1-22 9:15-10:15am (4 classes) $ 50/Member $6660/Public

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NEW Progressive Muscle

NEW Seated Pelvic Floor

Let go of your physical and mental tension with progressive muscle relaxation techniques. Sergiy expertly guides you through a deep body scan, inviting you 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. This class meets on the floor; please bring your own mat for maximum comfort.

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.

Relaxation

Zoom Workshop

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Mondays Feb.26-Mar.25 6:00-7:00pm (5 classes) $ 55/Member $7375/Public

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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 Jan.14-Feb.4 11:00am-12:00pm (4 classes) $ 44/Member $59/Public

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Sundays Feb.25-Mar.17 11:00am-12:00pm (4 classes) $ 44/Member $59/Public

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Thursdays Jan.11-Feb.1 9:30-10:25am (4 classes) $ 44/Member $59/Public

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Thursdays Feb.29-Mar.21 9:30-10:25am (4 classes) $ 44/Member $59/Public

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YOUR JCC MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES ACCESS TO OUR GYM, POOL, AND FITNESS CENTRE, PLUS FREE GROUPX AND AQUA FITNESS CLASSES

Register online mycalgaryjcc.com • In person • Call 403-253-8600 x0

ADULTS

Mondays Jan.15-Feb.12 6:00-7:00pm (5 classes) $ 55/Member $7375/Public


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ADULTS

Functional Full Body Fitness Small Group Training

28-Day Online Total Body Clean Up Challenge

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.

Ready to hit the reset button on your health and lifestyle? Join our challenge and transform your body and mindset. You’ll receive: delicious nutrient-dense recipes, weekly meal plans and grocery lists, a one-on-one consult with a holistic weight loss nutrition coach, easy-to-follow video tutorials, a workbook and daily habits tracker to help you stay on track and measure your progress, daily inspirational emails to keep you motivated and informed, and access to our exclusive facebook support group (optional).

Mondays Jan.8-29 9:15-10:15am (4 classes) $ 50/Member $6660/Public

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Wednesdays Jan.10-31 9:00-10:00am (4 classes) $ 50/Member $6660/Public

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Mondays Feb.5-26 9:15-10:15am (3 classes, no class Feb.19) $ 3750/Member $4495/Public 9733 Wednesdays Feb.7-28 9:00-10:00am (4 classes) $ 50/Member $6660/Public

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Mondays Mar.4-25 9:15-10:15am (4 classes) $ 50/Member $6660/Public

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Wednesdays Mar.6-27 9:00-10:00am (4 classes) $ 50/Member $6660/Public

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Jan.15-Feb.11 $ 85/Member $99/Public

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Mar.4-Mar.31 $ 85/Member $99/Public

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NEW Golf Conditioning The key to a better game on the links may be in the gym! The program promotes muscle strength, balance, flexibility, speed, and explosiveness throughout your body, while targeting the muscles required for a powerful, fluid swing. Thursdays Jan.11-Feb.15 1:15-2:15pm (6 classes) $ 75/Member $9990/Public

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Thursdays Feb.22-Mar.28 1:15-2:15pm (6 classes) $ 75/Member $9990/Public

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FREE MONTH! SEE PAGE 8 FOR DETAILS

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NEW Pickleball Conditioning Get your body ready for this fun, fast-growing sport and keep yourself on the pickleball court! Allow our trainers to reduce your chances of injury with well-chosen exercises designed to increase joint and trunk stability, strength, and mobility. We also include a dash of agility, cardio, and balance training to improve your game.

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Tuesdays Feb.20-Mar.26 1:15-2:15pm (6 classes) $ 75/Member $9990/Public

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Sundays Jan.7-Feb.11 9:00-10:00am (6 classes) $ 75/Member $9990/Public

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Sundays Feb.18-Mar.24 9:00-10:00am (6 classes) $ 75/Member $9990/Public

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Tuesdays Jan.9-Feb.13 1:15-2:15pm (6 classes) $ 75/Member $9990/Public

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Friend Day

YOUR JCC MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES ACCESS TO OUR GYM, POOL, AND FITNESS CENTRE, PLUS FREE GROUPX AND AQUA FITNESS CLASSES

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

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Pickleball - Level 1

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.

ADULTS

Introduction to Pickleball 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. Sundays Jan.7-14 3:00-5:00pm (2 classes) $ 80/Member $100/Public

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Thursdays Jan.18-25 1:00-3:00pm (2 classes) $ 80/Member $100/Public

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Sundays Jan.21-28 6:00-8:00pm (2 classes) $ 80/Member $100/Public

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Sundays Feb.11-18 6:00-8:00pm (2 classes) $ 80/Member $100/Public

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Sundays Mar.17-24 3:00-5:00pm (2 classes) $ 80/Member $100/Public

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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. Mondays Jan.8-29 6:00-8:00pm (4 classes) $ 160/Member $200/Public

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Thursdays Feb.1-22 1:00-3:00pm (4 classes) $ 160/Member $200/Public

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Pickleball - Level 2 Novice Ready for faster game play? Learn foot placements and game strategy while playing your new favorite sport with a little more competitive edge. Prerequisite: Introduction to Pickleball and Level 1. Wednesdays Jan.10-31 4:45-6:45pm (4 classes) $ 160/Member $200/Public

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Mondays Feb.5-26 6:00-8:00pm (4 classes) $ 160/Member $200/Public

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Thursdays Mar.5-28 1:00-3:00pm (4 classes) $ 160/Member $200/Public

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Play with the Pros Think you have what it takes to play with the pros? Here is your chance to play among the best and receive real-time coaching on the court. Saturday Mar.23 12:30-2:30pm $ 30/Member $40/Public

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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

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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.

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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ADULTS

PWR! Moves

“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.”


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WINTER 2024 GROUPX STUDIO ATHLETIC TRAINING Cardio Cutz. A seamless combination of power cardio moves and muscular strength / endurance intervals done at your own station.

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.

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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. 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.

YOUR JCC MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES ACCESS TO OUR GYM, POOL, AND FITNESS CENTRE, PLUS FREE GROUPX AND AQUA FITNESS CLASSES

Register online mycalgaryjcc.com • In person • Call 403-253-8600 x0


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BODY & MIND

CHOREOGRAPHY

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.

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!

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

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. CHOREOGRAPHY 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.

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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GROUPX STUDIO

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

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.


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SPINNING

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

Spin. Fire up your cardio fitness in this supersweaty cycling workout!

GROUPX STUDIO

SCULPTING

Spin & Pump. Spin into shape and then challenge your major muscle groups with weights and core strengthening.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Questions? Comments? Feedback? Contact: Diane Thuna Fitness and Recreation Manager 403-444-3150 • dthuna@cjcc.ca

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View the GroupX schedule at

calgaryjcc.com

FREE MONTH! SEE PAGE 8 FOR DETAILS

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A Place to Ride for New and Experienced Cyclists

Training Schedule Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00-7:00am Power Breakfast with Lavina Gilliland

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)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Twice a Week 226/JCC Member $270/Public

6:00-7:00am Power Breakfast with Lavina Gilliland

$

Once a Week 113/JCC Member $135/Public

$

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

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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Active

Living

GOLDEN AGE

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 monthly membership gives access to in-person, Zoom and aqua fitness classes. 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.

Gentle Chair Yoga* (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.

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.

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.

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.

*The following GroupX classes are included with the Active Living Membership: Everfit, Golden Rhythms and Urban Pole Walking.

View the Active Living schedule at calgaryjcc.com

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Lunch and Learn: Passover Edition Join us for lunch and learn the meaning and traditions of Passover (Pesach). Facilitated by Rabbi Ilana Krygier Lapides. Monday Mar.25 11:30am-1:00pm $ 8/Member $10/Public 9761 NEW

NEW

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

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. Mondays Jan.22-Feb.26 11:00am-12:00pm (5 classes, no class Feb.19) $ 40/Member $60/Public 9757 Grandparents Tea Bubbies and Zaidas, Grandmas and Grandpas, Nanas and Popas, bring ring your grandchildren for cookies and milk, and party sandwiches, and coffee/tea for the adults. Crafts will be provided on each table to keep the children entertained and busy. Sunday Feb.25 2:30-4:00pm $ 10/Member $15/Public 9758 NEW

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Travelling Dental Clinic Get your teeth examined at our first travelling dental caravan located at the JCC parking lot. Got cavities? Get them filled immediately! Fully equipped as if you were in a dentist’s office. Must provide medical insurance. Monday Jan.22 9756 9:00am-12:00pm

Roaring 20s High Tea Join us for a fun-filled afternoon in 20s dress-up (optional), enjoy wonderful company, and a delicious English tea with party sandwiches, scones and jam, and more! Sunday Mar.17 2:00-4:00pm $ 10/Member $15/Public 9759 NEW


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Casino Day Join us at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino for a delicious brunch and a bit of playing if desired. Transportation provided. Thursdays Jan.4 9771 Feb.1 9772 Mar.7 9773 10:15am-2:00pm $ 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 8:00am until sold out, no holds $ 7/Large $4/Small

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 Jan.8-Mar.18 1:30-3:30pm (No class Feb.19) FREE/Member & Public FREE

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, x.0 to register. Tuesdays Jan.9 9752 Feb.13 9753 11:45am-1:35pm $ 7/Member $10/Public *Per day Hearing Clinic Come to the JCC for a free, dropin hearing test. In partnership with Connect Hearing. Monday Mar.18 10:00am-12:00pm FREE

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47 INDEX NEW CLASSES AND EVENTS ARE HIGHLIGHTED

Acro / Hip Hop Combo........................................... 16 Active Living.................................................................. 44 All Ball – 60 Ways to Play........................................ 14 Aqua Fitness................................................................... 31 Aqua Healing................................................................. 29 Babysitting...................................................................... 12 Basics of Drawing Foundations..............16 BBYO................................................................................... 21 Beyond the Bell Afterschool Program........... 19 Bouncy Castle Day..................................................... 16 Bronze Cross.................................................................. 27 Bronze Medallion / CPR C...................................... 27 Camps................................................................................ 19 Casino Day...................................................................... 46 Challah Baking.............................................................. 46 Childcare.......................................................................... 11 Community Partners................................................ 22 Crafty Corner................................................................. 46 Doctrine Training........................................................ 43 55+ TRX Suspension Training.............................. 34 Fitness Assessments................................................. 34 Fitness Centre............................................................... 33 Fitness for Every Body.............................................. 34 Fitness for Youth Orientations............................ 17 Flavours of Tu B’Shevat............................25 Free2Be.......................................................... 2 Friend Day....................................................................... 37 Functional Full Body Fitness................................ 36 Go Green Week...........................................25 Golden Age Luncheons.......................................... 46 Golf Conditioning......................................36 Grandparents Tea....................................................... 45 Group Exercise................................................. 40,41,42 Hamantaschen Make & Bake...................25 Hearing Clinic................................................................ 46 Hip Hop & Flip Flop................................................... 14 Intermediate First Aid / CPR................................. 28 Intermediate First Aid / CPR Recert................. 29

International Women’s Day 2024............25 JCC Basketball............................................................... 16 Jewish Calendar 101................................................. 24 Kids ‘R’ Us.......................................................................... 15 KidStart Literacy.......................................................... 14 Lifesaving & Swim Instructor / Examiner..... 28 Lifesaving Club...........................................30 Lunch and Learn: Passover Edition........45 Mah-Jongg, Beginners............................................ 45 Mat-Based Hypopressives..................................... 35 Mini Masters...............................................16 Mom‘s Got Game.....................................................9,23 Movie in the Pool.......................................30 Musical Theatre..........................................17 National Lifeguard..................................................... 28 National Lifeguard Recertification................... 28 Paint Like a Master....................................25 Party with Us................................................................. 12 Personal and Group Training.........................32,33 Pickleball, Adult............................................................ 38 Pickleball aka Little Dills, Youth.......................... 17 Pickleball Conditioning............................37 Progressive Muscle Relaxtion.................35 PWR! Moves................................................................... 39 Ready, Set…3s!............................................................ 14 Roaring 20s High Tea................................45 Rock Climbing.............................................................. 17 Seated Pelvic Floor Zoom Workshop.....35 Teen Connect................................................................ 20 Teen Master Swim Club.......................................... 29 Time for 2s....................................................................... 13 Travelling Dental Clinic............................45 TRX Total Body Circuit.............................................. 34 28-Day Online Total Body Challenge.............. 36 Voices Choir................................................................... 45 Welcome Shabbat..................................................... 25 Youth Master Swim Club....................................... 29

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