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Summer 2012

HAPPENINGS— your quick reference for programs, activities, swimming, skating, sports and youth activities. Published three times a year by the City of Waterloo Community, Culture and Recreation Department. Happenings spotlights City of Waterloo programs and activities and also features other programs provided by organizations within the community. Cover photograph: Dominic Suriano gets his kicks at the Bechtel Park sports fields.

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Learn to Row on the Grand River with the Kitchener Waterloo Rowing Club

3565 King Street E. Kitchener (Across "om Freeport Hospital) Ca$ 519-893-2546 or email info@kwrowing.ca Visit www.kwrowing.ca

Row for Heart - Adult Learn the basics of rowing in this 9-week program in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.   Show off your rowing skills for family and friends at the fun-Þlled end of program regatta.  For more info, email kitchenerrowforheart@hsf.on.ca or call Heart and Stroke Foundation at 519-571-9600. Registration Deadline: May 20th, 2012

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June 4th until August 17th

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays Cheque, Cash or Debit accepted in the office Credit Cards accepted with Online Registration AA/A & MD (Rep. Teams) players must be registered by July 13th to attend any tryouts. Players not registered by this date will be required to pay the base fee plus an additional administration fee. House League (Rec. Teams) players must be registered by August 17th after which fees will increase and players will be placed on a waiting list. Refunds will be subject to an administration fee. WMHA Wolves AA/A tryouts begin in late August with MD and Select tryouts following them. Rec. League player evaluations begin mid-September. Schedules will be available on our web site or can be picked up at the WMHA office.

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ACTIVE LIVING FOR LIFE PROGRAMS

Culture contributes to fostering a vibrant community and a strong economy. The City of Waterloo is currently developing a Culture Plan to look at how the City can support cultural development in Waterloo.

For details on these new programs for children and youth, please go to our website at http://expressreg.waterloo.ca or see all program information in the Summer Program & Activities Guide.

For more information about the project or how you can be involved, contact: cultureplan@waterloo.ca 519-747-8738

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Summer 2012!

This fun, noncompetitive movement educational fitness program is great for your child. Your child will be active for 30 minutes once a week. Lessons include warmup to music, stretching, eye/hand/ foot activities and fine motor skills. Designed by specialists and endorsed by therapists and teachers.

www.waterloo.ca/cultureplan

Come participate in this daily session! Program Dates: July 23 – August 3 Runs for 2 weeks, Monday to Friday (10 lessons total) Ages 1-23 months

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages 2-3 years

10:00-10:30 a.m.

Ages 3-5 years

11:00-11:30 a.m.

All classes held at Albert McCormick Community Centre in the Community Room. Registration begins June 7, 2012.

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Join us at the Free Kick-Off Celebration!

Friday, June 1, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Waterloo Public Square „„ „„ „„ „„

Children’s games area Bootcamp class Zumba class Great music—and MORE!

The fun continues with many exciting activities throughout June. For further information, check out our website, or visit one of our facilities to pick up a calendar of events.

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JUNIOR CAMPS

JUNIOR LESSONS AGES 4 - 13

Four one hour lessons introducing young golfers to the fundamentals & etiquette of golf in an enjoyable group environment Each lesson series covers the fundamentals of: Putting Chipping Iron play & Driving Each series ends with a 3-hole tournament & lunch for all participants Tournament for Series #1 & 2: Sat, July 14th Tournament for Series #3, 4, & 5: Sat, August 25th

“KW’s BEST PRACTICE FACILITY”

Register anytime by mail, phone, fax, email, in our Pro Shop or online at waterloogolf.ca

Lesson Availability (Choose 1 or more): SERIES #1 - Starts the Week of May 7th Four consecutive weeks of 1 hour lessons Choice of four Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays at 6:00pm Or four Saturdays at 11:00am

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SERIES #2 - Starts the Week of June 4th Four consecutive weeks of 1 hour lessons Choice of four Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays at 6:00pm Or four Saturdays at 11:00am SERIES #3 - July 9th-12th (Mon-Thurs) Four consecutive days of 1 hour lessons at 6:00pm SERIES #4 - July 23rd-26th (Mon-Thurs) Four consecutive days of 1 hour lessons at 6:00pm

July 9th-15th, 2012 A junior plays 9-holes FREE with a paying adult

PRIVATE JUNIOR LESSONS Take your child to the next level, enroll in private 1 on 1 lessons. These lessons are available upon request and scheduled at your convenience. Form your own group of juniors and save money. Contact us today to sign up!

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIPS

SERIES #5 - August 13th-16th (Mon-Thurs) Four consecutive days of 1 hour lessons at 6:00pm

Course Membership

$299

Each series includes: 4 hours of golf instruction A fun 3-hole tournament Lunch provided on tournament date Free Family Putting Course Pass

Range Membership

$249

(1 bucket per day for 2012 season)

(Unlimited rounds for 2012 season)

Full Jr. Membership

$448

(SAVE $100 on Golf Course + Range Deal!)

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$119.00 Juniors must be 18 or younger by Oct 31, 2012 All prices are subject to HST

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AGES 8 - 18 KW’s #1 Junior Golf Camps Managed by DAVE CHARLTON PGA OF CANADA PROFESSIONAL

One week golf camps (Monday-Friday) Choice of half or full day Golf instruction at our state of the art facility Golf course play integrated into the program Great for all skill levels, beginner to advanced The following golf skills are extensively covered: Putting & Chipping Driving & Iron play Setup & Tempo Swing Fundamentals Golf Course Etiquette Rules & Strategies Instruction occurs on the driving range, chipping area, putting course, and golf course Skills competition and golf course play on final day Lunch provided for all campers on last day CAMP A

July 9th-July 13th

CAMP B

July 16th-July 20th

CAMP C

July 23rd-July 27th

CAMP D

July 30th-August 3rd

CAMP E

August 13th-August 17th

CAMP F

August 20th-August 24th

Half Day (9:00am-12:00pm) $199.00 Full Day (9:00am-3:30pm) $269.00 100 Wilmot Line Waterloo, Ontario N2J 3Z4 Phone: (519) 886-6555 Fax: (519) 886-1446 Website: waterloogolf.ca Email: info@waterloogolf.ca


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Swimming instruction in a fun and

competitive team environment!

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SUMMER 2012 SKATING SCHEDULE

All Summer Skating programs are held at RIM Park.

PUBLIC SKATING—Starts May 19. Ends August 26. Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday Thursday

Friday

Times

Saturday

Sunday

1-2:50 p.m.

1-2:50 p.m. Cancelled May 27, July 1, Aug 12 Time change May 20: 2-2:50 p.m.

Saturday

Sunday

PARENT & CHILD SKATE—Starts June 5. Ends August 30. Monday Times

Tuesday

Wednesday Thursday

9:30-10:50 a.m.

Friday

9:3010:50 a.m.

Cancelled June 19 Time change Aug 21: 10-10:50 a.m.

Cancelled June 21

*PARENT & CHILD SHINNY 12 & UNDER—Starts May 26. Ends August 29. Monday Times

Tuesday

9:3010:50 a.m. Cancelled May 28, June 18, Aug 6 Time change Aug 20: 1010:50 a.m.

Wednesday Thursday

Friday

9:3010:50 a.m. Cancelled May 30, June 20

Saturday

Sunday

3-3:50 p.m.

*SHINNY 13-15—Starts July 2. Ends August 31. Monday Times

Tuesday

2-2:50 p.m. Cancelled July 30, Aug 6, 13, 20

Wednesday Thursday

Friday

Saturday

2-2:50 p.m. Cancelled Aug 1, 15, 22

2-2:50 p.m. Cancelled Aug 10

2-2:50 p.m. Cancelled July 14, Aug 11

Wednesday Thursday

Friday

Saturday

3-3:50 p.m. Cancelled Aug 22

3-3:50 p.m. Cancelled Aug 10

3-3:50 p.m. Cancelled Aug 11

Sunday

*SHINNY 16-18—Starts July 2. Ends August 31. Monday Times

Tuesday

3-3:50 p.m. Cancelled Aug 6, 20

Sunday

*ADULT SHINNY 18+—Starts May 22. Ends July 13. Times

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday Thursday

Friday

11:30 a.m.12:50 p.m. Time change July: 12:301:20 p.m.

11:30 a.m.12:50 p.m. Cancelled July 3, 10

11:30 a.m.12:50 p.m. Time change July: 12:301:20 p.m.

11:30 a.m.12:50 p.m. Time change July: 12:301:20 p.m.

11:30 a.m.12:50 p.m. Cancelled July 5, 12

Saturday

Sunday


SKATING & ARENA DETAILS Public Skating

Supervised

Skating program for all ages. Skating aids permitted at discretion of facility staff, based on number of participants. No strollers permitted on ice. Adult $5.00 Children/Youth $4.25 Family (max 2 adults/2 children) $12.00

Parent & Child Skate

For parents, pre-school and home-schooled children 12 & under wishing to skate together. No sticks or pucks permitted. A skating adult must be present. One adult + up to 3 children $7.00

Parent & Child Shinny

For parents and children 12 & under wishing to play shinny together. Sticks and pucks permitted, nets will be available for use. A skating adult must be present. Max: 30 skaters. One adult + up to 3 children $7.00 *Program not for team practices.To book ice for team practices, call 519-886-1177 x246.

Shinny

Shinny hockey is offered in sessions for ages 13-15 years, 16-18 years and 18+ years. Operators of the facility strongly recommend that full CSA-approved hockey equipment (including head, eye and facial protection) be worn by all on-ice participants. $7.00 per person *Program not for team practices. To book ice for team practices, call 519-886-1177 x246.

Unsupervised

Unsupervised

13-18 years Supervised 18+ years Unsupervised

Maximum 25 participants (including goalies).

FACILITY LOCATION & CONTACT INFORMATION Notices will be posted online and at facilities to advise of program changes and cancellations.You can also contact the facility directly at the number listed below. RIM Park Manulife Financial Sportsplex & Healthy Living Centre, 2001 University Avenue Phone 519-884-5363 Cancellations ext. 504 TTY 1-866-786-3941

PARTICIPASS PRICES

Great savings on a 10-pass book! Parent & Child Shinny/Skate

(1 adult/3 children max)

$56.00

Child/Youth $34.00 Lifestyle 55+ Skate $34.00 Lifestyle 55+ Shinny $36.00 Adult Skate $40.00 Adult Shinny $56.00 Family $96.00 Goalies No charge

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Parent & Child Skate & Shinny Programs The operators of this facility strongly recommend that CSAapproved safety equipment (including head, eye and facial protection) be worn by all on-ice participants during Parent & Child Skate/Shinny and Shinny Hockey. A skating adult must be present for Parent & Child programs. Skating Birthday Parties at RIM Park Your group will join a public skate and enjoy 2 hours in a party room. $70.59 for 10 skaters. Details at www.waterloo.ca/birthday Private Skating Party Ice Time Call 519-886-1177 x246 for availability and prices. Wheelchair Skates The City of Waterloo has four sets of wheelchair skates (skis that attach to a wheelchair) available for use at RIM Park or Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex. Reservation recommended. Arena Holiday Closures All arenas will be closed for statutory holidays unless otherwise posted. Notices will be posted online and at facilities two weeks in advance. Fall Skate Schedule The Fall 2012 Skate Schedule will appear in the Fall Programs & Activities Guide, August 23, 2012. SUMMER SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. VISIT WWW.WATERLOO.CA/CANCELLATIONS FOR ANY ADDITIONS OR CANCELLATIONS TO THE SUMMER SKATE PROGRAMS.

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Dust off your sticks and sharpen your skates! The City of Waterloo, together with Twin City Hockey Skating School, present the

2012 Pre Season Power Skating Clinics For all Hockey and Ringette enthusiasts, of various ages and skill levels.

August 20-24 and August 27-31, 2012

A TWO WEEK program at RIM Park Head Instructors: Bob Mackowski and Keith McCarthy

For costs and course codes visit http://expressreg.waterloo.ca www.waterloo.ca/camp 519-884-5363 ext 229

INCLUSION SERVICES for PERSONS with a DISABILITY

Did you know that if you are a child, teen or adult with a disability living in Kitchener or Waterloo the following services are available: • Individual volunteer support so that you may participate in a recreation program of your choice (based on volunteer availability). • Information and referral about leisure programs, services and agencies. • Fee assistance if required. • Access to staff via TTY line at 1-866-969-9994 For more information please call 519-741-2225.

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MAKE IT PART OF YOUR LIFE!

Regularly scheduled programs for the whole family. Active Lifestyle Yoga, Walking, Ballroom Dancing, Drumfit, Hula Hoop and Tai Chi Music Monday Summer Concert Series Indie Hour Fridays at Noon plus drumming circles, lessons and more Market UpTown Market Thursdays from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Cultural events, exhibits, festivals, tournaments, special presentations and more!

Development Program This exciting program is designed to teach leadership skills, with an emphasis on the skills required for future camp counselors.

This program is mandatory for all new camp volunteers, and is also counted towards your required Community Service hours for high school.

Something DIFFERENT every week!

Location: Albert McCormick Community Centre

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Age:

13-16 (born 1996-1999)

Cost

$185 plus the cost of a police check

Dates and Times of Course July 2-6, 2012 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. all days

NEW TIME!

Attendance for all dates is MANDATORY, and you are also required to complete a 2-week placement in one of our City of Waterloo programs. (Please note that the coordinator will determine the best camp setting for each participant.) For more details, please visit our website or see our ad in the Program & Activities Guide.

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City of Waterloo Day Camp

Sport Camp

City of Waterloo Fun Centres

Busker Mania Camp

Location: WMRC Ages: 7-12 Cost: $170 Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Your child will have a blast this summer as our leaders plan theme days, play new and exciting games, and keep kids moving on our weekly trips. For camp weeks and trips please check online at www.waterloo.ca/camp or in the Program & Activities Guide.

3 Locations! Lester B. Pearson, Laurelwood Public School, & Cedarbrae Public School! Ages: 4-8 Cost: ½ day $70 Full day $130 Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Your child will meet new friends, sing songs, play games, make fun crafts, participate in theme days, and be visited by special guests. For camp weeks please check online at www. waterloo.ca/camp or in the Program & Activities Guide.

Girls Only

It’s BACK for 2012! Location: Albert McCormick Community Centre Ages: 8-12 Cost: $170 Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dates: August 13-17, 2012 A wide range of activities is planned, including plenty of opportunity to participate in “girly” things in this ALL-NEW program. Activities and topics may include self-defense, self esteem, esthetics, drama, crafts and more.

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It’s BACK for 2012! Location: RIM Park Ages: 7-12 Cost: $170 Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dates: July 2-6 & July 23-27, 2012 Come and have fun learning some new sports and playing old favourites. Special guests will visit throughout the week. Another highlight? Swimming at Moses Springer, with our new waterslides!

Location: Albert McCormick Community Centre Ages: 7-12 Cost: $170 Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dates: August 20-24, 2012 Spend a week of excitement learning juggling, magic, storytelling, puppetry, and clowning around. Top it off with visits from surprise guests, and participating in a performance at the Waterloo Busker Carnival.

For complete information about Summer 2012 camps, trips and dates, go to our website or check our Program & Activities Guide.

Registration began April 5, 2012. Sign up soon to secure your spot!


NEW! Arts & Crafts Camp

Location: Albert McCormick Community Centre Ages: 7-12 Cost: $170 Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dates: July 16-20 & August 7-10, 2012 Crafts, art, crafts and more art! Come prepared for a messy week of fun. Special visits from guests will help us learn different art forms. Other activities include swimming, games, and fun.

NEW! Skateboarding Camp

Location: WMRC Ages: 7-12 Cost: $170 Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dates: July 30-August 3, 2012 Spend the mornings with a certified instructor at the new skateboard park, and the afternoons swimming, playing games, and having fun with camp leaders. All campers must bring their own helmet and skateboard.

NEW! Wet â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Wild Camp

Location: Moses Springer Community Centre Ages: 7-12 Cost: $170 Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dates: July 9-13, 2012 Come prepared to get wet this week! Your child will learn fun water sports, basic lifesaving skills, and participate in water games. All participants must be 7 years old on the first day of camp, and have completed SwimKids 3 or equivalent.

NEW! Boys Only

Location: RIM Park Ages: 8-12 Cost: $170 Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dates: August 13-17, 2012 A wide range of activities is planned, including sports, swimming, team building -- and other cool things boys enjoy. Proposed trip to Erbsville Kartway.

For complete information about Summer 2012 camps, trips and dates, go to our website or check our Program & Activities Guide.

Registration began April 5, 2012. Sign up soon to secure your spot!

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HOW TO REGISTER

for City of Waterloo programs

1. Touch Tone Telephone Service at 519-747-8585 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. —7 days a week In order to use this service, you will require a Family PIN and a Client Number for each family member. If you have not received these numbers, call 519-886-1177 prior to registration to set up your account. 2. In Person Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex and RIM Park are open daily for registrations from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Adult Recreation Centre, Wing 404 RCAFA Adult Centre, Albert McCormick Community Centre are open MondayFriday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 3. Internet Registration— http://expressreg.waterloo.ca In order to use this service, you will require a Family PIN and a Client Number for each family member. Call 519-886-1177 prior to registration to set up your account. (Internet registration is available 24 hours, but account setup may only be done during WMRC office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 7 days a week.) Then visit the ExpressReg site, click on the Activities tab, and follow the prompts to register for the program(s) of your choice. Methods of Payment: Cheques, Credit Cards, Cash, Interac Direct Payment Touch Tone Service and ExpressReg Internet Registration payments may only be made by credit card. Please note the 75¢ registration fee will no longer be applied to Touch Tone or ExpressReg transactions. As well, recent changes to our system have improved the speed of ExpressReg, and allowed for further registration options including private lesson online registration and online program withdrawals. The City of Waterloo accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Fee Assistance Leisure Access Program Fee assistance is available to Waterloo residents with low income participating in City of Waterloo and affiliated minor sports and arts programs. To apply for Fee Assistance, you must complete an application form* and submit it prior to registration. Once approved, you will receive a Leisure Access Card to show at the time of registration to verify the fee assistance payment. For more information, please call the Fee Assistance Administrator at 519-747-8512. * Fee Assistance Leisure Access Card applications are available at all City of Waterloo recreation facilities or online at www.waterloo.ca/feeassistance Questions about the registration process? Find out more by visiting expressreg.waterloo.ca, or call us at 519-886-1177 to speak to a Customer Service Representative. PAGE 12

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DON’T SEE IT HERE? CONTACT US.

Community, Culture & Recreation Services, City Hall 519-747-8733 Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex & Program Registration/ Information, including swim lessons & indoor track 519-886-1177 Waterloo Swimplex Admissions Desk 519-886-3844 Moses Springer Community Centre & Outdoor Pool 519-885-4530 Albert McCormick Community Centre 519-885-1700 Manulife Financial Soccer & Sports Centre (Bechtel Park) 519-576-2420 RIM Park Manulife Financial Sportsplex & Healthy Living Centre 519-884-5363 Wing 404 RCAFA Rotary Adult Centre 519-888-6356 Adult Recreation Centre 519-579-1020 Facility Rentals 519-886-1177 x235 Program Cancellations online: www.waterloo.ca/ cancellations


City of Waterloo Happenings- Summer 2012