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Summer 2011

HAPPENINGS

HAPPENINGS—your quick reference for programs, activities, camps, swimming, skating and sports. Published three times a year by the City of Waterloo Community, Culture and Recreation Department. Happenings spotlights City of Waterloo programs and activities, but also features other programs provided by organizations within the community. Cover photograph: Taken in Waterloo Park East by Tomasz Adamski.

www.waterloo.ca


Summer Day Camps City of Waterloo Day Camps

City of Waterloo Fun Centres

2 Locations! WMRC & Bechtel Park Ages: 7-12 Cost: $170 Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Your child will be amazed by the exciting trips, theme days, new games and friendships. Each thrilling week includes swimming, games, crafts and special guests. Camp weeks: please check online at www.waterloo.ca/camp or in the upcoming Spring Program and Activities Guide.

3 Locations! Lester B. Pearson, Laurelwood Public School, & Cedarbrae Public School (NEW) Ages: 4-10 Cost: ½ day $70 Full day $130 Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Cedarbrae) Your child will meet new friends, sing songs, play games, make fun crafts, participate in theme days, and be visited by special guests. Camp weeks: please check online at www.waterloo.ca/camp or in the upcoming Spring Program and Activities Guide.

Busker Mania Camp Location: Knox Presbyterian Church Ages: 7-12 Cost: $170 Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Date: August 22-26, 2011 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.

Girls Only NEW for 2011! Location: Albert McCormick Community Centre Ages: 8-12 Cost: $170 Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Date: August 22-26, 2011 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.

Sport Camp NEW for 2011! Location: Bechtel Park Ages: 7-12 Cost: $170 Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Date: July 4-8, 2011 Come and have fun learning 5 different sports in this weeklong camp. Special guests will train you in the basics of these sports. Swimming will also be a highlight at Moses Springer with our new waterslides.

For all the information regarding Summer 2011 camps and dates, go to our website or check our Program & Activities Guide. Registration on now. www.waterloo.ca/camp summercamp@waterloo.ca 519-886-1177

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PUBLIC ART TOURS Public art is... Ÿ an expression of our city Ÿ a means to tell the story of an idea, person, place or time Ÿ a way to increase awareness and art appreciation Ÿ a generator of discussion, passion and ideas There are currently 16 large-scale works of public art throughout the City of Waterloo.

Get out and discover the art in YOUR city! Find maps, information and photographs at

www.waterloo.ca/publicart

Kids’ Dance Craze Join us for our recreational, co-ed dance classes held at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex. Ya-ba-da-ba-dance: parent and tot 2-4 years Creative Movement: 3-4 years Ballet: 4-6 years Combo Craze: 5-6 years Energy Funk: 7-12 years Dance Craze offers children aged 2-13 years an opportunity to learn the basics of jazz, ballet and creative movement in a non-competitive, relaxed environment. Summer Session • June 21– August 16 (8 weeks) Registration starts on Thursday, June 9 For further details or to find out how to register, email april.scida@waterloo.ca or call the Complex at (519) 886-1177

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Mondays 12:05 to 1:00 p.m. Kidsplash (tot pool & swirlpool)

1:30 to 3:55 p.m.

7:00 to 9:30 a.m.

7:05 to 8:30 p.m.

12:05 to 1:00 p.m. 8:45 to 10:30 p.m.

Tuesdays 12:05 to 1:00 p.m. Kidsplash (tot pool & swirlpool)

1:30 to 3:55 p.m.

Wednesdays 12:05 to 1:00 p.m. Kidsplash (tot pool & swirlpool)

1:30 to 3:55 p.m.

7:00 to 9:30 a.m.

7:05 to 8:30 p.m.

12:05 to 1:20 p.m.

Thursdays 12:05 to 1:00 p.m. Kidsplash (tot pool & swirlpool)

Fridays 12:05 to 1:00 p.m. Kidsplash (tot pool & swirlpool)

7:00 to 9:30 a.m. 12:05 to 1:00 p.m. 8:15 to 10:00 p.m.

8:45 to 10:30 p.m. 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 1 metre diving ONLY slide not available

7:00 to 9:30 a.m. 12:05 to 1:20 p.m. 8:15 to 10:00 p.m.

1:30 to 3:55 p.m.

7:00 to 9:30 a.m.

8:00 to 9:30 p.m.

12:05 to 1:20 p.m.

1:30 to 3:55 p.m.

No adult swirlpool time scheduled

7:05 to 8:00 p.m. Family Swim Saturdays 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Family Swim

Sundays 12:05 to 1:00 p.m. Kidsplash (tot pool & swirlpool)

7:05 to 8:30 p.m. 1:30 to 3:55 p.m.

12:05 to 1:20 p.m.

6:05 to 8:00 p.m. Family Swim

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Tues. June 14 to Fri. June 17 & Mon. June 27 to Tues. June 28

Family (4 people max) Additional persons $1.75

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Birthday Fun!

IT’S PARTY TIME! Dance Parties Come dance with us on your birthday! Parties designed specifically to your child’s age group. Saturdays only. $125 to $192. Skating Parties Your group will join a public skate. Two hours in a party room for 10 skaters. $70.59 Swimming Parties Your group will join a public swim. Two hours in a party room for 10 swimmers. $72.90 Sports Parties at RIM Park 50 minutes in the gym. $59.19 Two hours in a party room for 10 participants. $36.59 Sports equipment also available: Party Bag 1 $30.00 Party Bag 2 $25.00 Preschool Party Bag $35.00 Various MUNCHIE OPTIONS available. No outside food or beverage permitted, with exception of birthday cake. Contact Compass Catering for assistance: catering.cityofwaterloo@compass-canada.com 226-220-5396

For questions or party bookings email birthday@waterloo.ca

FOR MORE PARTY INFORMATION visit:

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THE WONDERS OF WATERFITNESS Waterfitness is for everyone, including athletes, overweight people, seniors, pregnant women, those recovering from illness or surgery, and people with chronic conditions.

Exercising in the water improves fitness of heart and lungs, tones muscles, and reduces fat. Buoyancy felt while in the water decreases the impact on your spine and other joints. See our waterfitness schedule at www.waterloo.ca/swim or for more information, please call 519-886-3844.

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Programs available in: Beginner Fencing Intermediate Fencing Youth Fencing Wheelchair Fencing Mini-Fencing Competitive Fencing

Phone: 519-745-1381 Check out our website: www.excelsiorfencing.ca Email us: info@excelsiorfencing.ca


HOW TO REGISTER

for City of Waterloo programs www.waterloo.ca

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 & RIM Park — open daily, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Adult Recreation Centre and Wing 404 RCAFA Adult Centre — open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Albert McCormick Community Centre, Monday to Friday, 3:00-10:00 p.m. (summer hours). 3. Internet Registration 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, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. Then visit http://expressreg.waterloo.ca or the City of Waterloo website (www.waterloo.ca), click on Recreation, then click on the ExpressReg icon. Follow the prompts to register for the program of your choice. Methods of Payment: Cheques, Credit Cards, Cash, Interac Direct Payment. (Touch Tone Service and Internet Registration accept credit cards only.) Please note that a registration fee of 75 cents will be applied to each Expressreg and Touch-Tone Telephone registration. Fee Assistance Leisure Access Program: Fee Assistance is available to Waterloo residents with low income participating in City of Waterloo and affiliated minor sports & 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

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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

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Become an Instructor or Lifeguard! The City of Waterloo is accepting applications for Instructor/Lifeguards.You must be both an Instructor and a Lifeguard for your application to be accepted. For further information concerning leadership courses or the hiring process, please speak to the Aquatic Supervisor or visit www.waterloo.ca/employment Contact the Swimplex at 519-886-3844 TO BECOME A LIFEGUARD Bronze Medallion/Emergency First Aid-CPR B (13 years of age or Bronze Star)

TO BECOME A LIFEGUARD Bronze Medallion/Emergency First Aid-CPR B (13 years of age or Bronze Star)

Bronze Cross (Bronze Medallion & First Aid award. No age prerequisite)

Assistant Water Safety Instructor Course (15 years of age)

Standard First Aid and CPR C National Lifeguard Service (NLS) (16 years of age)

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Volunteer Hours (20 hours minimum. Completion during Assistant Instructors course) Red Cross/LSS Water Safety Instructors (16 years of age)


City of Waterloo Happenings- Summer 2011  

Your quick reference for programs, activities, camps, swimming, skating and sports this summer.

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