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Program & Activities Guide SPRING 2021

waterloo.ca/activewaterloo


INSIDE THE GUIDE

INSIDE THE GUIDE REGISTRATION DATES MAR

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All programs including Summer camps, Swim and Active Living

ON THE COVER

CITY OF WATERLOO PROGRAMS HOW TO REGISTER PRESCHOOL

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CHILD/YOUTH

13 - 17

ADULT

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ADULT LEAGUES

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DROP-IN

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LEADERSHIP

21 - 23

SWIM

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Make time to play! Even adults can benefit. Physical play like your favourite sport or simple exercise reduces stress and elevates mood. Read this activities guide or follow our Waterloo@home social media posts for ideas and play inspiration.

GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT YOUR PROGRAM! To learn more: waterloo.ca/advertise

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55+

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ARTS & CULTURE

34 - 36

CAMPS

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IN YOUR CITY

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SPORTS, LEAGUES & FITNESS VOLUNTEERING

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Online readers: CLICK on areas of interest in the table of contents above and jump directly to those pages!


Welcome to spring! Warmer weather, birds and flowers are encouragement to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues into its second year, we have all become accustomed to the new practices and protocols we need to do in order to keep safe. Waterloo residents have done a tremendous job at practicing the new procedures and being resilient. Thank you to all our customers who remain diligent and are doing their part to slow the spread of COVID-19. The City of Waterloo Community Services’ approach to facilities reactivation and program delivery is to move forward when the province permits and to do so in a safe, gradual and responsible manner.

LETTER TO RESIDENTS

LETTER TO RESIDENTS

The Spring 2021 Program and Activities Guide is meant as a reference tool. The information provided is dependent on direction from the provincial government and Region of Waterloo Public Health and is subject to change. Program customers are encouraged to visit ActiveWaterloo to view a comprehensive list of all recreation and leisure programs for spring 2021. The current situation continues evolving and changing as we move forward and back in the province’s framework. We will continue to monitor and make adjustments safely and responsibly to follow the provincial regulations. Changes or additions of protocols and practices will be communicated to our customers through a variety of channels including the city’s website and social media channels, along with emails, phone calls, notices on ActiveWaterloo and onsite facility ambassadors. We encourage all customers to visit waterloo.ca and our social media channels for the most up to date information on facility schedules, program offerings and Waterloo@home activities. Recreation customers are also encouraged to check Waterloo’s Own PickupHub for program offerings as they become available. We ask our customers to work with us to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by following the guidelines provided by the Region of Waterloo’s Public Health unit – practices include staying home when you’re feeling ill, increased and proper handwashing and maintaining a 2m physical distance between people. We look forward to providing safe and enjoyable recreation services this spring.

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STAYING SAFE

STAYING SAFE DURING RECOVERY ALL STAFF AND VISITORS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND RECOVERY EFFORTS ARE REQUIRED TO:

Be non-symptomatic prior to entering any City of Waterloo buildings

Follow floor markers and decals for flow of traffic

Practice cough/sneeze etiquette by coughing/sneezing into your sleeve

Increase hand hygiene and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands

2 metres 6 feet

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Wear a face covering. Nose, mouth and chin must be covered.

Maintain physical distancing of two metres at all times

Avoid unnecessary contact such as shaking hands, etc.

Do not share personal items such as water bottles with others


ONLINE

@ACTIVEWATERLOO

IN PERSON IN PERSON REGISTRATION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Create or retrieve your Active Waterloo account at waterloo.ca/activewaterloo

CONTACT FACILITY FOR MORE INFORMATION:

DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN:

Daily from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

• Register for programs using your email address • Find programs with online search functionality • Experience fewer delays due to overloaded servers or lineups • Save classes to your Wish List and simply add to your cart when registration opens

REGISTER

TWO WAYS TO REGISTER

WATERLOO MEMORIAL RECREATION COMPLEX RIM PARK MANULIFE SPORTSPLEX

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. WING 404 AND ADULT RECREATION CENTRE

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

WE TAKE YOUR PRIVACY SERIOUSLY It is our job to keep the information customers have trusted us with safe. We will ask for confirmation of account each time. This can be confirming your address, birthdate, telephone number or providing photo ID. In ActiveWaterloo, the Head of Household (HH) is one person per account that has permissions to make changes, access information, etc. If the HH would like to give another person on the account these permissions, let us know.

waterloo.ca/subscribe Sign up for our leisure enewsletter — a quick and easy way to stay connected with our programs and events. 5 7


REGISTER

ACTIVE WATERLOO SEARCH TIPS Quick tips and tricks to find courses like a pro! IF YOU KNOW THE COURSE NAME

FILTERS

Filters are another great search tool. Easily narrow down program results by adding filters including location, days of the week, start dates and start times.

Type the program name or key words you are looking for into the main page search box (i.e. Yoga, Splash 2, etc.).

The same thing can be done from the Activities page. JUST BROWSING?

Narrow your results by selecting a category from the Activities Tab. Categories are great for when you don’t know the program name, or want to see all that is offered in one area! You can also search by age categories such as Preschool or Adult.

WISH LIST

Use this feature to save your preferred programs before registration opens. Click on the blue +Wish List button to the right of every program to add to your wish list. On registration day, go right to Manage Wish List from My Account and register – no need to search again.

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Step-by-step process for drop in signup – on desktop. VISIT ACTIVEWATERLOO

FILTERS

www.waterloo.ca/activewaterloo

You’ll need to set filters to find the programs you’re looking for. Narrow down your search by selecting the online calendar you want to view, and then checking off the location box.

Sign into your account, or request a new online account if you don’t already have one. TIP: You can enter your email address and select

forgot your password if you already created an account but forgot your password.

REGISTER

HOW TO REGISTER FOR CITY OF WATERLOO DROP IN PROGRAMS

Current program calendars include Adult Fitness, Swim, Pickleball and Walking.

FROM A COMPUTER OR LAPTOP:

Click on the Drop In Programs tab at the top of the page.

Click on a program you wish to view on the calendar screen to review the program description and our pandemic health and safety guidelines. If there are open spaces remaining, simply click on Add to Cart and follow the steps to sign up.

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REGISTER

HOW TO REGISTER FOR CITY OF WATERLOO DROP IN PROGRAMS Step-by-step process for drop in signup – on mobile. VISIT ACTIVEWATERLOO

KEYWORD AND FILTER SEARCH

www.waterloo.ca/activewaterloo

Keyword and Filter search are the best ways to find your Drop In program!

Sign into your account, or request a new online account if you don’t already have one. FROM A PHONE OR TABLET:

Click on View Activities.

Use the Sort feature to organize your results by date order, location and more.

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Use the Keyword search to narrow your results: i.e. “Walking”, “Pickleball”, “Waterfit”


Once you have found your available program click Register and proceed through the steps to agree to waiver and pay.

REGISTER

Use the Filter search to specify days of the week, start dates and times.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS

about finding the program you’re looking for, or about the registration process, email us!

activewaterloo@waterloo.ca

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REGISTER

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION FEE ASSISTANCE LEISURE ACCESS CARD

Fee assistance is available to Waterloo residents with low income who wish to participate in City of Waterloo recreation programs or affiliated arts, culture or minor sport programs. You must confirm your eligibility prior to registration. Applications are available at City of Waterloo recreation facilities and online at waterloo.ca/feeassistance For information, call 519-747-8512. LEISURE SUPPORT SERVICES

The cities of Waterloo and Kitchener are happy to assist those who require accommodations/ support in order to participate in municipal programs. NEW! One to one support is available through a new application process. Individuals seeking inclusion support in our recreation programs, including camps, require an inclusion membership. To get your inclusion membership, please fill out our online participant information form, which must be completed before you register for support. To request inclusion support in a program follow these 3 easy steps: 1) Obtain an inclusion membership – fill out the online form at kitchener.ca/leisuresupport 2) Register for inclusion support 3) Register for the program you are requesting support for. Be sure to match the support program with recreation program.

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For more information about one to one support or for any other accommodation related questions, please call 519-741-2200 ext.7229 or TTY 1-866-969-9994 or email access@kitchener.ca METHODS OF PAYMENT

• Cash, Interac • Visa, MasterCard, American Express • Cheques, payable to City of Waterloo * Returned (NSF) cheques must be replaced immediately upon notification and an administrative fee of $35.00 will be charged for each returned cheque. PROGRAM CANCELLATIONS

Programs and individual program dates may be cancelled due to insufficient registration or other circumstances. You will be contacted if your program or program date is cancelled and full or prorated refunds will be provided. An administrative fee will not apply. EMERGENCY CLOSURES

Announcements will be made online and on local radio stations in the event of an unexpected class cancellation. Email notification may be provided to those who subscribe to email communication. PROGRAM TRANSFERS

Program transfers may be requested if: 1) made prior to the withdrawal deadline, 2) space exists in the alternate program and both programs are within the same program session.

Our policies on withdrawals and refunds have changed. Please review carefully before registering. WITHDRAWALS

Withdrawals may be done if requested before the withdrawal deadline by contacting customer service at 519-886-1177. WITHDRAWAL DEADLINES

To receive either a refund or credit on account, withdrawal requests must be made as follows: single day program • 14 calendar days prior to the program date camp programs • 14 calendar days prior to first program date registered weekly program • prior to the third class adult leagues • teams - prior to communication of game schedule • free agents - prior to first game REFUND POLICY

Refunds are pro-rated and subject to an administrative fee of 10%. Cheque refunds of $25 or less may only be available as a credit on account. CREDIT POLICY

Credits on account are pro-rated and subject to an administrative fee of 10%. Credits can be used for any City of Waterloo facility rental, program registration, Fitpass, or pay as you play fee. Credits are not transferable to another customer. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information on program withdrawals, please contact customer service at 519-886-1177 or find our Program Withdrawal Policy at waterloo.ca


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Community Services Commissioner: Mark Dykstra City Hall, Waterloo City Centre 100 Regina Street South, P.O. Box 337, Station Waterloo Waterloo, ON N2J 4A8

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Albert McCormick Community Centre (AMCC) 500 Parkside Drive 519-885-1700

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City of Waterloo Museum 550 King Street North, (Conestoga Mall) 519-885-8828

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Manulife Soccer & Sport Centre 185 Bridge Street, (In Bechtel Park) 519-576-2420

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Moses Springer Community Centre 150 Lincoln Road 519-885-4530

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RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex and Healthy Living Centre (RIM) 2001 University Ave East 519-884-5363

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Waterloo Park 50 Young Street West 519-725-0511

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Waterloo Public Square 75 King Street 519-747-6125

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Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex (WMRC) Swimplex Indoor Pool 101 Father David Bauer Drive 519-886-1177

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Adult Recreation Centre (ARC) 185 King Street South 519-579-1020

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LOCATIONS & CONTACT INFORMATION

Wing 404 R.C.A.F.A. Rotary Adult Centre 510 Dutton Drive 519-888-6356 Westmount Sports Park 440 Westmount Road North

Information presented is for illustration purposes and is intended for general reference use only.

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CONTACT US

WATERLOO.CA/CITYCOUNCIL Dave Jaworsky, mayor Office: 519-747-8700 TTY (for deaf): 1-866-786-3941 mayor@waterloo.ca

Arts & Culture 519-747-6124 Booking: Indoor/Outdoor Sport Facilities fab@waterloo.ca Booking: Picnic Shelters 519-886-2310 ext. 30222

Sandra J. Hanmer

Jen Vasic

councillor, Ward 1 (Southwest)

councillor, Ward 5 (Southeast)

sandra.hanmer@waterloo.ca

jen.vasic@waterloo.ca

Royce Bodaly

Jeff Henry

councillor, Ward 2 (Northwest)

councillor, Ward 6 (Central - Columbia)

royce.bodaly@waterloo.ca

jeff.henry@waterloo.ca

Angela Vieth

Tenille Bonoguore

councillor, Ward 3 (Lakeshore)

councillor, Ward 7 (Uptown)

angela.vieth@waterloo.ca

tenille.bonoguore@waterloo.ca

Diane Freeman councillor, Ward 4 (Northeast)

contact your councillors’ office 519-747-8784 TTY (for deaf): 1-866-786-3941

diane.freeman@waterloo.ca

Fee Assistance Leisure Access Card 519-747-8512 Museum and Archival Collections 519-885-8828 Neighbourhood Associations 519-747-8772 TTY (for deaf ) 1-866-786-3941 Seniors Day Program 519-579-6930 Seniors’ Home Support Services 519-579-6930 Volunteer Services 519-888-6488 Youth Programs 519-886-1177 ext. 27270

THE PROGRAM & ACTIVITIES GUIDE is produced four times a year. It is available online, delivered to most Waterloo households and also available for pick up at recreation facilities and agencies in the KW area. The next issue of the guide will be available (subject to change) in these formats in late May. The guide promotes leisure, arts, culture and sports opportunities offered by the city, the region, community organizations and local businesses. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Direct them to programguide@waterloo.ca Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information listed within this guide. Program and pricing changes do occasionally occur and may not be reflected in the guide, due to information available at print deadlines. Check for updates at waterloo.ca/cancellations 12

/citywaterloo Keep up-to-date with what’s going on in your community! Connect with us on social media.


How do I know if extra support is required? •Is extra support required at school? •Is extra help needed at home for basic care? •Is there a diagnosed physical, cognitive and/or developmental disability that could affect the safety of the participant or other participants? •Does the participant belong to a support agency? Learn more about our joint city inclusion program at kitchener.ca/leisuresupport Spring registration code: 18643 (all ages)

PRESCHOOL/CHILD

INCLUSION AND REGISTRATION

early. If a support program is full, consider the waitlist or alternate weeks. Every effort is made to provide support to participants with disabilities either through staff, volunteers, private support workers and/or the use of adaptive equipment. Learn more at kitchener.ca/ leisuresupport Week 1 18644 Jul 5-9 Week 2 18645 Jul 12-16 Week 3 18646 Jul 19-Jul 23 Week 4 18647 Jul 26-Jul 30 Week 5 18648 Aug 3-Aug 6 Week 6 18649 Aug 9-Aug 13 Week 7 18650 Aug 16-Aug 20 Week 8 18651 Aug 23-Aug 27 Week 9 18652 Aug 30-Sep 3

HALF / FULL DAY CAMPS

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS Looking for preschool swim programs − see pages 27 - 28.

CHILDREN PROGRAMS CAMPS - SUMMER INCLUSION REGISTRATION CODES SUMMER CAMP

Inclusion Support is a joint Kitchener-Waterloo program offered on a first come first serve basis and available resources. We encourage parent/guardians to register

SCHOOL’S OUT (4-7 & 7-12Y)

Come and experience the fun of our summer day camps in this single day camp. Campers participate in a variety of fun activities to celebrate the start of summer! Visit waterloo.ca/activewaterloo for daily theme information. Inclusion registration code: 18653. Full day $45.66 Albert McCormick C.C. (4-7Y)

Jun 29 8:00am-5:00pm Jun 30 8:00am-5:00pm Jul 2 8:00am-5:00pm WMRC (7-12Y) Jun 29 8:00am-5:00pm Jun 30 8:00am-5:00pm Jul 2 8:00am-5:00pm

SUMMER FUN CENTRES (4-7Y)

Is your child ready to have oodles of fun this summer? Campers get down and dirty each week with lots of activities, crafts and outdoor play. Children make new friends, hear from special guests, and get a chance to just be a kid. All activities are organized by responsible leaders, certified in standard first aid who have submitted a successful vulnerable sector police reference. Full day *4 days/$125.95 5 days/$157.44 Half day *4 days/$68.30 5 days/$85.37

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WEEK 1 PIRATES & MERMAIDS Albert McCormick C.C.

WEEK 5 BARNYARD BASH Albert McCormick C.C.

Jul 5-9 Jul 5-9 Jul 5-9 RIM Park Jul 5-9

8:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm

*Aug 3-Aug 6 *Aug 3-Aug 6 *Aug 3-Aug 6

8:00am-5:00pm

WEEK 6 MONSTER MASH Albert McCormick C.C.

8:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm

Aug 9-Aug 13 Aug 9-Aug 13 Aug 9-Aug 13 RIM Park Aug 9-Aug 13

8:00am-5:00pm

WEEK 7 OUT OF THIS WORLD Albert McCormick C.C.

WEEK 2 SENSATIONAL SCIENCE Albert McCormick C.C.

Jul 12-16 Jul 12-16 Jul 12-16 RIM Park Jul 12-16

8:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm

8:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm

Jul 19-Jul 23 Jul 19-Jul 23 Jul 19-Jul 23 RIM Park Jul 19-Jul 23

8:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm

Aug 16-Aug 20 Aug 16-Aug 20 Aug 16-Aug 20 RIM Park Aug 16-Aug 20

8:00am-5:00pm

WEEK 8 OLYMPICS Albert McCormick C.C.

WEEK 4 RIM Park

CIRCUS FUN

Jul 26-Jul 30

8:00am-5:00pm

WEEK 3 SUPERHEROES Albert McCormick C.C.

8:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm

Aug 23-Aug 27 Aug 23-Aug 27 Aug 23-Aug 27 RIM Park Aug 23-Aug 27

8:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm

WEEK 9 RIM Park

DINOSAUR DISCOVERY

Aug 30-Sep 3

8:00am-5:00pm

8:00am-5:00pm

FULL DAY CAMPS DAY CAMP: FILM CAMP IN A BOX CLAYMATION (7-10Y)

Bring your clay creation to life this summer in our full week Claymation Camp in a Box. Using our equipment, arts supplies and under the guidance and mentorship of a master filmmaker, young filmmakers learn all about the art of stop motion animation. They learn to storyboard, develop a script, create camera angles, edit, and add special effects, music and titles. The final result...a stop motion blockbuster to enjoy on the big screen with family

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WMRC

Aug 23-Aug 27

5/$260.00

8:00am-5:00pm

DAY CAMP: FILM CAMP IN A BOX FILMMAKING (9-14Y)

Action, adventure, comedy and suspense await in our full week of Film Making Camp in a Box. Using our state of the art equipment and under the guidance and mentorship of a master filmmaker, young filmmakers learn to storyboard, develop a script, create camera angles, edit, and add special effects, music and titles. The final result... a blockbuster to enjoy on the big screen with family and friends. This camp is delivered and supervised by Film Camp in a Box in cooperation with the City of Waterloo. WMRC

Jul 12-Jul 16

5/$260.00 8:00am-5:00pm

DAY CAMP: FILM CAMP IN A BOX LEGO STOP MOTION ANIMATION (7-10Y)

Bring your Lego, action figures and toys to life this summer in our full week Stop Motion Animation Camp in a Box. Using our equipment, your toys and under the guidance and mentorship of a master filmmaker, young filmmakers learn all about the art of stop motion animation. They learn to storyboard, develop a script, create camera angles, edit, and add special effects, music and titles. The final result... a stop motion blockbuster to enjoy on the big screen with family and friends. Don’t forget about our red carpet film festival to celebrate the out of the box imagination and creativity of your young filmmaker. This camp is delivered and supervised by Film Camp in a Box in cooperation with the City of Waterloo. Albert McCormick

Jul 26-Jul 30

5/$260.00

8:00am-5:00pm

DAY CAMP: FOCUS ON NATURE CAMP (7-12Y)

Young nature photographers develop skills while exploring the natural beauty and trails surrounding the

facility. Campers head outdoors on guided walks, play outdoor games and other nature activities, as well as edit images, make slideshows and take home some of their best photos. Cameras and laptops are provided, campers are not required to provide their own. This camp is delivered and supervised by Focus on Nature staff in cooperation with the City of Waterloo.

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and friends. Don’t forget about our red carpet film festival to celebrate the out of the box imagination and creativity of your young filmmaker. This camp is delivered and supervised by Film Camp in a Box in cooperation with the City of Waterloo.

Albert McCormick C.C. 5/$270.00

Jul 12-Jul 16 Jul 26-Jul 30 Aug 23-27 RIM Park Jul 5-Jul 9 Aug 30-Sep 3 WMRC Jul 19-Jul 23

8:00am-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm 5/$270.00 8:00am-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm 5/$270.00 8:00am-5:00pm

DAY CAMP: LITTLE MEDICAL SCHOOL (5-8Y)

In the morning, Little Medical School campers participate in a wide variety of traditional camp activities such as crafts, games, drama and outdoor play led by City of Waterloo summer camp staff. In the afternoon, campers participate in Little Medical School programming led by Little Medical School staff. Kids love to dress up and play doctor! With Little Medical School®, children explore the exciting and inspiring world of medicine. Using roleplaying, interactive demonstrations, crafts, and games, kids learn how the body and organs work, how to use instruments that real doctors use, administer first aid, and more! The afternoon program is delivered and supervised by Little Medical School in cooperation with the City of Waterloo. RIM Park

*Aug 3-Aug 6

*4/$183.48

8:00am-5:00pm

DAY CAMP: LITTLE VET SCHOOL (5-8Y)

In the morning, Little Medical School campers participate in a wide variety of traditional camp activities such as crafts, games, drama and outdoor play led by City of Waterloo summer camp staff. In the afternoon, campers participate in Little Vet Camp programming led by Little Medical School staff. Kids role-play the key responsibilities of a veterinarian and learn about the basics of dog care. These future veterinarians learn about the ABCs of

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dog care, performing a head to tail exam, immunization and vaccinations, importance of checking your dog for ticks, dog body language, and all about a future career in veterinarian medicine. The afternoon program is delivered and supervised by Little Medical School in cooperation with the City of Waterloo. RIM Park

Aug 9-Aug 13

5/$229.35 8:00am-5:00pm

DAY CAMP: WILDERNESS MEDICINE (6-10Y)

In the morning, Little Medical School campers participate in a wide variety of traditional camp activities such as crafts, games, drama and outdoor play led by City of Waterloo summer camp staff. In the afternoon, campers participate in Wilderness Medicine Camp programming led by Little Medical School staff. For little ones that love spending time outdoors, Little Medical School® Wilderness Medicine Camp focuses on some of the most common outdoor emergencies and how to handle them with confidence. Children role-play and learn about snake and mosquito bites, forest fires, tourniquets, edible vs. inedible wild plants, survival rescue situations and more! The afternoon program is delivered and supervised by Little Medical School in cooperation with the City of Waterloo. RIM Park

Aug 16-Aug 20

5/$229.35

8:00am-5:00pm

DAY CAMP: STEMOTICS LEGO ROBOTICS & CODING (5-8Y)

RIM Park

*Aug 3-Aug 6 Aug 9-Aug 13 Aug 16-Aug 20

*4/$183.48 5/$229.35 8:00am-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm

DAY CAMP: SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP (7-12Y) Your child will have a blast with us this summer with planned theme weeks and new and exciting games. Included in the week is a special guest, crafts and making new friends. Visit waterloo.ca/activewaterloo for weekly theme descriptions. WMRC

*4 days/$164.38 5 days/$205.48

WEEK 1

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Jul 5-Jul 9

8:00am-5:00pm

WEEK 2

SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS 8:00am-5:00pm

Jul 12-Jul 16 WEEK 3

Jul 19-Jul 23

ARTISTS PALATE 8:00am-5:00pm

WEEK 4

FOOD & YOUR SENSES

*Aug 3-Aug 6

8:00am-5:00pm

WEEK 5

THEATRICAL EXPRESSIONS 8:00am-5:00pm

Aug 9-Aug 13 WEEK 6

Aug 16-Aug 20 WEEK 7

Aug 23-Aug 27

FITNESS FRENZY 8:00am-5:00pm BUSKER MANIA 8:00am-5:00pm

In the morning, led by Stemotics camp staff, campers dive into science exploration by asking questions, analyzing data and communicating their findings, while uncovering real science practices linked to the Next Generation Science Standards, including gathering evidence, carrying out investigations and designing prototypes with Lego WEDO 2.0. Campers also participate in the Scratch programming course introducing younger students to the essential building blocks of object-oriented programming through fun, interactive stories and simple games. In the afternoon, campers participate in a wide variety of traditional camp activities such as crafts, games, drama and outdoor play led by City of Waterloo summer camp staff.

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Participate in a new activity every week with special guests in our variety camps. Staff will also plan games, crafts and fun adventures which may include park visits. Check each week carefully to see which camp you are registering for. Visit waterloo.ca/activewaterloo for weekly theme descriptions. RIM Park WEEK 1

5/$205.48

Jul 5-Jul 9

SPORTS & CRAFTS 8:00am-5:00pm

WEEK 2

OUT OF THIS WORLD

Jul 12-Jul 16

8:00am-5:00pm

WEEK 3

BATTLE WEEK 8:00am-5:00pm

Jul 19-Jul 23 WEEK 4

Jul 26-Jul 30

TIME TRAVEL 8:00am-5:00pm

WEEK 6

SENSATIONAL SCIENCE

Aug 9-13

8:00am-5:00pm

WEEK 7

Aug 16-Aug 20

MYSTERY WEEK 8:00am-5:00pm

WEEK 8

OCEAN EXPLORERS

Aug 23-Aug 27

8:00am-5:00pm

WEEK 9

SAFARI ADVENTURERS 8:00am-5:00pm

Aug 30-Sep 3

YOUTH PROGRAMS Looking for the summer Youth Leadership Development program - Find it under Leadership on page 23. Also check out Aqua Cycle, online classes and more below.

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DAY CAMP: VARIETY CAMP (7-12Y)

ADULT PROGRAMS Fees are listed without tax. Applicable taxes will be calculated at checkout in the ActiveWaterloo registration system.

ARTS & CULTURE - ONLINE UKULELE CLUB - ONLINE

Enjoy playing your ukulele with others in a relaxed group. We play and we sing. All ages welcome. Weekly online group gatherings will occur for the spring. No charge. Instructor: Kayla

FITNESS & WELLNESS AQUA CYCLE (16Y+)

This registered waterfit class uses Hydro Rider bikes to get the heart pumping! Experience a superior lower body,

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arm and core workout with tons of cardio! Participants can adjust the resistance of the bikes to suit individual fitness levels. It is mandatory to wear water shoes and longer shorts to increase the level of comfort on the bike.

SENIOR WATER FITNESS (55Y+)

An awesome low impact class in shallow water. The last 20 minutes will focus on stretching, posture and core exercises in the swirlpool.

FITNESS & WELLNESS - ONLINE FITNESS WITH LESLIE - ONLINE

Rev up your cardio endurance, strengthen muscles, improve balance and have fun with this low impact virtual fitness class for active seniors. This upbeat class will motivate you to move from the comfort of your own home. Strength training with optional weights, grab a chair for balance and stretching. Instructor: Leslie

TAI CHI EASY - ONLINE

A wonderful wellness routine for self rehabilitation and healthy aging. A great boost to the immune system. Five movements comfortable to learn, sitting, standing or walking. Easy to learn, easy to remember! Instructor: Eilleen

YOGA FLOW - ONLINE

A gentle yoga flow. This class welcomes all levels and is perfect for beginners. Instructor: Carolynne

ZUMBA GOLD - ONLINE

A great class for 55+ active adult, or adult who wants the option of less intensity. Zumba-style salsa, merengue and bachata is a fun-filled variety of dance movements to work your muscles and your heart. Instructor: Brigitte

GENTLE CHAIR FOR CORE & BALANCE ONLINE

Gentle core and balance training to help improve your overall functional strength. A combination of standing and seated exercises with a focus on core strength, balance, posture, and breathing. A great class to help you improve muscle and bone strength. Just bring yourself and a sturdy chair to this virtual Zoom class. Instructor: Leslie

Adult league staff continue to evaluate when we can operate safely in the community. Outdoor options are being reviewed for the spring/summer season.

GENTLE QIGONG - ONLINE

Keep up to date on league developments at waterloo.ca/carl

Flowing movements including breath practice to boost vitality. Improves balance and endurance and clears the mind. Amazingly effective for its simplicity. Can be done standing or seated. Instructor: Eilleen

KUNDALINI YOGA - ONLINE

Stimulates the glandular system to support a healthy immune system. It is a spiritual practice of moving energy and clearing blockages using breathing techniques, movement and sound. Instructor: Marie Louise

LOW IMPACT FITNESS - ONLINE

Low impact class offers a sold cardio workout for active older adults. Instructor: Rozie

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ALL AGES FITNESS RIM Park drop-in sports will be offered in limited capacity this spring. Any participant under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Keep up to date on drop-in developments at waterloo.ca/ activewaterloo

PickupHub WATERLOO’s OWN PickupHub helps you enjoy sports on a game by game basis without the time commitment of a league or the uncertain turn-out at a drop-in. We will continue to evaluate when we can operate safely in the community. Visit pickuphub.net/city-waterloo for game information.

ADULT ARTS & CULTURE Adult drop-in fees are $2.00/visit unless otherwise noted below.

PICKLEBALL The City of Waterloo offers pickleball for all ages and abilities. All players must be registered in advance. Please bring your own paddles and balls. Find full details at waterloo.ca/pickleball

SKATING The City of Waterloo offers recreational skating for all ages. Skating may be offered in a limited capacity this spring and will resume in a gradual manner. Find rink details and schedule at waterloo.ca/skate

SWIMMING

DROP-IN

DROP-IN PROGRAMS

We offer limitied capacity recreational swimming at the Swimplex including waterfit, lane swim, public swim, and kidsplash - a great way to enjoy the water with your preschooler. Pre-register through ActiveWaterloo as spaces are limited. For available swim times and physical distancing procedures, visit waterloo.ca/swim

FRIDAY FLICK TRAVEL SHOW

Join us as presenters share different parts of the world in an online presentation via Zoom. For show listings and Zoom access, call 519-888-6356. Dates: Mar 26, Apr 9, 23, May 14, 28. Fri

1:30-2:30pm

KITCHENER-WATERLOO AQUARIUM SOCIETY

Learn about this fascinating hobby through guest speakers and mini-auctions. Annual fee of $25.00/adult or $35.00/ family. Visit kwas.ca or email kwasexecutive@gmail.com for more information or follow on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Zoom Meeting

First Tuesday of month

7:30pm

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STAYING HEALTHY AND WELL SERIES

This free weekly virtual series covers a wide range of interests and topics to encourage good mental and physical health in our community’s seniors. Join us as presenters share their expertise via Zoom. Schedule and details at waterloo.ca/staying-healthy Dates: April to June Wed

1:00-2:00pm

ADULT FITNESS & WELLNESS ADULT FITNESS PROGRAMS FITPAC II TAI CHI YOGA ZUMBA

WALKING FOR HEALTH

Keep healthy by joining a walking program or walking outdoors on our beautiful trails. Outdoor Trail System Waterloo has over 150 km of off-road and multi-use trails. Visit waterloo.ca/trails for features and maps. RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex Walk indoors in the RIM Park Fieldhouse. Pre-registration required, no charge. Visit waterloo.ca/track for schedule, covid safety and registration. Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex The indoor track is opening for walking only. Visit waterloo.ca/track for schedule updates, covid safety and registration.

WOW WATERLOO

Select in-person fitness programs are offered in limited capacity this spring at the Wing 404. When programs are available, they will require preregistration. Refer to ActiveWaterloo for updates or contact the Wing 404 Rotary Adult Centre (519-8886356) or Adult Recreation Centre (519-579-1020) for more information.

Using the telephone, WOW Waterloo brings social, recreational and educational programs to seniors. Enjoy guest speakers, learn new things, and engage in friendly conversation with others. Build connection with others all from the comfort of your home. Read more on page 33 or visit waterloo.ca/seniors

OLD SALTS SENIORS CANOE CLUB

Canoe enthusiasts aged 55+ who enjoy the outdoors, water and each other’s company. For more information, visit oldsaltsclub.com or email info@oldsaltsclub.com. Due to the pandemic, all club activities are cancelled until further notice.

SABLE (SENIOR ACTIVITIES BRING LIFE EXPERIENCE!)

Join other 55+ active adults for a 5 day outing at Evergreen Lodge on beautiful Lake Huron. Enjoy hiking, swimming, campfires, lakeside cottages, wholesome meals, crafts & fun activities. SABLE is held the 2nd week in September. Due to the pandemic, SABLE ‘21 is yet to be confirmed. For more information call 519-744-0836 or email gwynneredford@gmail.com.

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WELCOME TO SPRING LEADERSHIP! FOR THE SPRING SESSION, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ASKED TO BRING TWO COMPETENT DEEP END SWIM ‘VICTIM’ VOLUNTEERS (14Y+ PREFERRED, FROM THE SAME HOUSEHOLD/ FAMILY BUBBLE) TO THE POOL PORTIONS OF EACH COURSE. TRAINERS WILL REVIEW THE REQUIRED HOURS ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE COURSE. FOR ONE DAY COURSES/RECERTS, CANDIDATES WILL RECEIVE A TELEPHONE CALL FROM STAFF UP TO TWO DAYS BEFORE CLASS INDICATING WHEN THE COMPETENT DEEP END SWIMMER VICTIM(S) ARE REQUIRED. ALL PROGRAMS ARE HELD AT THE SWIMPLEX WATERLOO MEMORIAL RECREATION COMPLEX UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. 100% ATTENDANCE AND ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IS MANDATORY FOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS. APPLICABLE TAXES WILL BE CALCULATED AT CHECKOUT IN THE ACTIVEWATERLOO REGISTRATION SYSTEM. EXTRA FEES INCLUDE AWARDS, EXAMS AND MANUALS AS REQUIRED.

FIRST AID LSS STANDARD FIRST AID & CPR C (13Y+)

Note: it is suggested that participants sign up for this course with a person they feel comfortable performing first aid scenarios on. If this is not possible, a volunteer victim should

LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

be at the facility and available to assist during the last 5 hours of each day of the course. This course is subject to change due to WSIB direction and regulation. LSS Standard First Aid and CPR C provide comprehensive training and cover in-depth understanding of legal aspects, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burn and medical emergencies. Candidates receive additional training and learn maintenance, data management and reporting protocols when the AED unit is used for defibrillation purposes. This course is approved by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Book: First Aid Student Manual.

SWIM LEADERSHIP BRONZE STAR/BASIC FIRST AID & CPR A (11Y+)

Bronze Star is excellent preparation for achieving success in Bronze Medallion. This course covers basics in rescue breathing, choking procedures and CPR for adults and how to contact emergency medical services. This program is suitable for swimmers who have completed Waterloo Splash 11 or have taken a break from organized swim lessons. Ratio 1:6. Note: beginning with the second lesson, for the last 30 minutes of each class each registrant must have a competent deep end swimmer (16Y+, from the same household/family bubble) ready on the pool deck to act as a victim.

BRONZE MEDALLION/EMERGENCY FIRST AID/CPR B (13Y+)

This course is a must to further aquatic leadership training. Candidates develop stroke efficiency, endurance and Emergency First Aid skills to prepare for challenging rescues. Prerequisite: Must be 13 years old by the first day of the course or have successfully completed Bronze Star/Basic First Aid and CPR A. Books: Canadian Lifesaving Manual and Bronze Medallion workbook.

BRONZE CROSS & CPR C (13Y+)

This is a great program for lifesavers who want the challenge of advanced training, including an introduction to safe supervision in an aquatic facility and deep-end

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spinal rollovers. Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, principals of emergency procedures and teamwork. Prerequisite: Completed Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid. Books: Canadian Lifesaving Manual and Bronze Cross workbook.

LSS ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS (14Y+)

Through classroom learning, in-water practice and volunteer scheduled hours, the Lifesaving Society’s assistant instructor course prepares candidates to help certified instructors with swimming and lifesaving classes. This course provides an introduction to swimming instruction and some of the key competencies required for successful teaching. Candidates are introduced to key principles of learning and teaching as they master basic progressions. The roles and responsibilities of instructors and their assistants are emphasized. The trainer will make arrangements on the first day of the course to set up volunteer hours. Prerequisites: Must be 14 years of age as of the first day of the course and have a current Bronze Cross certification or higher.

LSS INSTRUCTORS & SWIM INSTRUCTORS COURSE (15Y+)

The last step in becoming a fully certified swimming instructor with the ability to be employed by the City of Waterloo! Learn to instruct the LSS program from parent and tot up to the leadership program including Bronze Medallion and Cross. Entry requirements: Current Bronze Cross or NL award within 2 years. Assistant Instructors Course would be considered an asset. NEW! Must be 15 years of age by the first day of course.

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD (15Y+)

National Lifeguard (NL) is the highest lifeguard training award in the country and is the basic certification required to lifeguard as recognized by the Ontario Health Act. The course emphasizes teamwork, leadership, emergency procedures and accident prevention. Candidates must bring their own pocket mask and whistle by day two of the course. Pocket masks are available at the admission desk for purchase. Entry requirements: Bronze Cross and current Standard

First Aid and CPR C. NEW! Must be 15 years old by the first day of the course. Book: Alert Manual. Note: Emergency First Aid/CPR B taught in Bronze Medallion is not an equivalent to Standard First Aid/CPR C certification.

LSS EXAMINERS STANDARDS COURSE (18Y+)

This course will take you through the necessary must sees of the Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross programs. Entry Requirements: A current LSS Instructor certification and 2 years of teaching experience.

RECERTIFICATIONS BRONZE CROSS RECERT (13Y+)

This recert tests the skills learned during the Bronze Cross course. This is an excellent course to take if you are a summer camp counselor or need a refresher prior to taking the NL course. Entry requirement: Bronze Cross qualification must be taken before you can take the recertification course. Bronze Cross permanent card received within the last 5 years.

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD RECERT (15Y+)

This recert tests skills attained during the NL course. Read the NL notes and come prepared for this recert. Entry requirement: NL permanent card received within the last 5 years.

LSS STANDARD FIRST AID & CPR C RECERT (13Y+)

Note: it is suggested that participants sign up for this course with a person they feel comfortable performing first aid scenarios on. If this is not possible, a volunteer victim should be at the facility and available to assist during the last 5 hours of each day of the course. This course is subject to change due to WSIB direction and regulation. LSS Standard First Aid and CPR C provide comprehensive training and cover in-depth understanding of legal aspects, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burn and medical emergencies. This course is approved by the Workplace Safety and

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT YEAR 1 AND YEAR 2 (13-16Y)

Does your child want to volunteer at camp this summer? The YLDP is a mandatory program for all camp volunteers. This counts as high school community service hours if the participant is currently enrolled in high school. This exciting program teaches participants leadership skills, with an emphasis on the skills required to be a future camp counsellor. Topics include communication, teamwork, program planning, leading activities, child development, resume writing and more. Past YLDP participants expand on topics from the Year 1 program and increase their leadership skills during training. Participants learn in a hands-on environment, which allows them to put their new skills in action during a mandatory two-week camp placement at one of the City of Waterloo summer camps (does not include contract camps). Each participant receives leadership training, 2-week camp placement, manual, T-shirt, and appreciation party. The appreciation party is held Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. Please fill out the online consent form immediately after you have registered. Volunteers may not receive their first or second choice and must be flexible. 100% attendance is required during training weeks. For more information, email camp@waterloo.ca. Course fee: $221.74 RIM Park

Option 1 Jul 5-6 & Jul 7

9:00am-5:00pm 8:00am-12:00pm

REGISTER EARLY TO SECURE YOUR YLDP SPOT

Spaces can fill quickly. Register early to avoid disappointment. Option 2 Jul 7 & Jul 8-9

1:00-5:00pm 9:00am-5:00pm

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Insurance Board. Book: First Aid Student Manual (please bring with you). Please note: Standard First Aid holders may recertify Lifesaving Society SFA certification just once in a Lifesaving Society SFA recertification course. To renew SFA certifications subsequently, award holders must repeat the full SFA course. Thereafter, individuals may renew by alternating recertification’s and original course. Holders of SFA certificates from other agencies may not recertify their certificate on a Lifesaving Society recertification course. They may recertify only with the original certifying agency.

NEW! YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT - YEAR 3 (15-16Y)

Did you enjoy volunteering at camp as a YLDP and looking for your next challenge? Year 3 participants expand on their YLDP Year 1 and 2 knowledge with increased leadership and responsibility. You will join summer camp leader training in June and receive advanced training in group behavior management, conflict de-escalation, interview skills and learn how to take initiative at camp. After your Year 3 training you will participate in a four week placement at several of our City of Waterloo summer camps. Participants must have the ability to get to all of our camp facilities (Albert McCormick Community Centre, RIM Park and the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex) as placement and training locations will vary in June and July. An exact schedule will be provided in late May. Towards the end of your volunteer placement you will have the opportunity to interview for a position as a summer camp leader for August 2021. Included in your registration fee is a Standard First Aid and CPR C with AED course and a HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development certification course. You will also receive your own fanny pack, pocket mask, gloves and goggles to be used throughout your placement. 100% attendance is required during training dates. Prerequisite: You must have completed two years of the YLDP program prior to registering. For more information, email camp@ waterloo.ca. Course fee: $285.00 RIM Park

Jun 25, Jun 26, Jun 28 & Jun 29-30

4:00pm-8:00pm 9:00am-5:00pm 4:00pm-8:00pm 9:00am-4:00pm

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SWIM GENERAL INFORMATION

SWIM LESSONS LET’S GET STARTED!

The most important step is to make sure your child is placed in the right swim level. Staff reserve the right to move a child to a different level if a class is too challenging, so it’s best to get it right before classes start.

If your child requires one to one support in our group lessons, please call the inclusion coordinator up to 3 weeks in advance to complete a membership registration, 519-741-2200 ext. 7229. Volunteers are subject to availability.

If you’re uncertain what level your child should be in, follow the recommendations from the child’s last progress report card, and review the detailed standards of performance for each level. Ask for details at Customer Service.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Requests for specific instructors are considered, however we are unable to guarantee all requests. Registrations are accepted up to the start of the third lesson.

Entrance into the facility will occur up to 8 minutes prior to the program start time. Participants must come prepared for lessons with their bathing suit on. Male and female changerooms will be available at the end of lessons. Once the program has ended you will have up to 10 minutes to exit the changeroom. We ask that only one adult per participant attends the lesson as the second floor gallery will not be open.

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR SWIM EXPERIENCE

There will be no Feedback Day as lessons are 6 weeks in total. A written progress report is provided in the last lesson and will identify the next recommended swim level. Badges may be purchased at the customer service desk for all Waterloo Splash and Preschool levels.

Shower with soap and water before your swim lesson.

Photography or videotaping is not permitted on the last day of lessons for the winter session. The use of cell phones and PDAs is strictly prohibited in City of Waterloo recreation facility change rooms, washrooms, pool decks and gallery.

Lockers are not available at this time. Leave your valuables at home and bring a gym bag/backpack to secure your belongings. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Footwear is not permitted on the pool deck. Be prepared to go barefoot, or purchase reusable shoe covers at the customer service desk for 75¢. Children who are not fully toilet trained must wear watertight elastic pants or specially designed disposable swimming diapers, available at the customer service desk for $2.00. Do not send a child to lessons if they are not feeling well. Pool fouling affects all lessons. If a pool fouling happens, lessons are conducted on the pool deck instead of in the water. Refunds/credits are not given for pool foulings.

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Entry and other protocols are subject to change.

In the event of bad weather, listen to local radio stations in case the program has been cancelled unexpectedly. We are unable to make up lessons cancelled due to emergency closures, but will credit the value of the missed class.


Swim for Life aquatic registration

SWIM

GENERAL SWIM LESSON INFORMATION Before you make your swim class selection, please review the conversion chart below. Previously in Red Cross Swim

Previously in YMCA

Previously in Kitchener Learn to Swim

Previously in Lifesaving Society Swim for Life

Starfish

Splashers

Waterbabies

Parent & Tot 1

Parent & Tot 1

Duck

Bubblers

Adult & Tot

Parent & Tot 2

Parent & Tot 2

Turtle

Bubblers

Advanced Adult & Tot

Parent & Tot 3

Parent & Tot 3

Register in City of Waterloo class:

Tykes 1

Tykes 1

Squirts

Squirts

Tykes 2

Tykes 2

Sea Turtle

Bobbers

Tots/B

Preschool 1

Preschool A Waterloo Splash 1

Salamander

Floaters/Gliders

Tots/B

Preschool 2

Preschool B Waterloo Splash 1

Sunfish

Divers

C

Preschool 3

Preschool C Waterloo Splash 1

Crocodile

Surfers

Supertots/C

Preschool 4

Preschool D Waterloo Splash 2

Whale

Dippers

Supertots/D

Preschool 5

Preschool E Waterloo Splash 3

Swim Kids 1

Otter

Swimmer 1

Waterloo Splash 1

Incomplete Swim Kids 2

Seal

E

Incomplete Swimmer 2

Waterloo Splash 2

Completed Swim Kids 2

Seal

F

Completed Swimmer 2

Waterloo Splash 3

Incomplete Swim Kids 3

Dolphin

G

Incomplete Swimmer 3

Waterloo Splash 4

Completed Swim Kids 3

Swimmer

H

Completed Swimmer 3

Waterloo Splash 5

For detailed standards of performance, consult the admissions desk, or the course descriptions inside this guide.

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GENERAL SWIM LESSON INFORMATION Swim for Life aquatic registration

Before you make your swim class selection, please review the conversion chart below. Previously in Red Cross Swim

Previously in YMCA

Previously in Kitchener Learn to Swim

Previously in Lifesaving Society Swim for Life

Swim Kids 4 Swim Kids 5

Star 1

I

Swimmer 4

Waterloo Splash 6

Swim Kids 6

Star 2

J

Swimmer 5

Waterloo Splash 7

Swim Kids 7

Star 3

K

Swimmer 6

Waterloo Splash 8

Swim Kids 8

Star 4

Rookie Patrol

Rookie Patrol

Waterloo Splash 9

Swim Kids 9

Star 5

Ranger Patrol

Ranger Patrol

Waterloo Splash 10

Swim Kids 10

Star 6/Star 7

Star Patrol

Star Patrol

Waterloo Splash 11

Bronze Star

Bronze Star

Bronze Star

Bronze Star

Register in City of Waterloo class:

(formerly Rookie Patrol) (formerly Ranger Patrol) (formerly Star Patrol)

Spring session dates Start date

End date

MON TUE WED

Apr 12 Apr 13 Apr 14

May 17 May 18 May 19

THU

Apr 15

May 20

FRI

Apr 16

May 21

SAT SUN

Apr 17 Apr 18

May 22 May 23

Register early to avoid the disappointment of full or cancelled courses!

*Note: Participants in introductory swim lessons will require an adult (16Y+ and same gender preferred, from the same household/family bubble) in the water during class for any holds required as swim instructors maintain a 2 metre distance. This includes Waterloo Splash 5 level and below, Teen 1 & 2, Adult 1 & 2, and Senior Learn to Swim programs.

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SWIM PROGRAMS Welcome to spring registration. See detailed session dates on the previous page. Lesson fees are listed in the chart below. Lesson dates and times can be viewed online on ActiveWaterloo. Please note the levels requiring an adult (16+) from the same household to attend lessons with the swimmer before you register. If you have questions regarding swim levels, please consult the comparison chart on the prior page, email swim@waterloo.ca or call 519-886-1177, TTY (for deaf): 1-866-786-3941.

SAFETY PROTOCOL INFORMATION Entrance into the facilities will occur up to 8 minutes prior to the program start time. Participants must come prepared for lessons with their bathing suit on. Lockers will not be available. Masks must be worn when lessons end and before entering changerooms. Male and female changerooms are open for 10 minutes after class ends. At all times on the pool deck and in program, physical distancing protocols must be maintained. Thank you for your attention and adherence to these safety guidelines.

Program

Spring Session 6 lessons

Preschool & Child – 30 & 45 min lesson

$49.92

Child & Youth – 60 min lesson

$49.92

Teen/Adult/Sr – 45 min lesson

$49.92

PRESCHOOL PARENT & TOT 1 (3-12M)

Designed for the 3 to 12 month old, this level is all about helping your child feel and explore the water - tickling, floating, splashing, reaching, paddling. You'll learn how

to help your child play in and play with the water with comfort and confidence. Note: one parent per child may attend these lessons. Ratio 1:5.

PARENT & TOT 2 (12-24M)

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step in breath control). With your guidance, your child recovers objects below the surface, performs front and back floats and learns how to travel at the surface by kicking. Note: one parent per child may attend these lessons. Ratio 1:5.

PARENT & TOT 3 (2-5Y)

This is an advanced level for 2–5 year-olds. They'll have fun jumping into the water and getting out without assistance. They learn to hold their breath and open their eyes underwater to recover an object from the bottom. Mastering front and back floats in "starfish" and "pencil" positions and kicking on front and back provide the building blocks for swimming stroke development in the Preschool program. Note: one parent per child may attend these lessons. Ratio 1:5.

PARENT & BABY WATERFIT (3M-3Y)

This registered waterfit program is designed for the busy parent who finds it difficult to exercise while watching children. Swimmers are positioned in the water with their baby/preschooler to experience the best possible workout using water resistance. Each participant must provide a floatation seat for their child to sit in during the class. Due to age prerequisites you must register your child for this 45 minute shallow water fit program. Max. 5.

PRESCHOOL A (3-5Y)

In this level, preschoolers develop a foundation of water skills while having fun in the pool. They learn to get in and out of the water. Instructors help swimmers jump into chest deep water. Preschoolers are introduced to lifejacket skills on their front and back. They get their face wet and blow bubbles under water. Preschoolers become comfortable performing front and back floats unassisted. Ratio 1:4.

PRESCHOOL B (3-5Y)

Preschoolers jump into chest-deep water by themselves, and get in and get out wearing a personal floatation device. They submerge and exhale underwater. They glide on their front and back while kicking all by themselves. Ratio 1:3.

PRESCHOOL C (3-5Y)

Youngsters try both a jump and a side roll into deep water while wearing a personal floatation device. They recover objects from the bottom in waist-deep water. They work on kicking and gliding through the water on front and back unassisted for longer distances. Ratio 1:3.

PRESCHOOL D (3-5Y)

Preschoolers learn independent jumps into deep water and to get out by themselves. They open their eyes under water and recover objects from chest-deep water. They build endurance by completing 5m swims while doing front crawl, front glide with kick and kicking on their side. Ratio 1:4.

PRESCHOOL E (3-5Y)

Advanced preschoolers build on deep water skills by demonstrating a forward roll entry while wearing a personal floatation device. They develop endurance by holding their breath under water for up to 10 seconds. Interval training and whip kick is introduced at this level. Ratio 1:4.

CHILD/YOUTH 7-12 BEGINNERS (7-12Y)

This is an introductory class for children aged 7 to 12 with little or no experience in the water. Participants learn head and face submersion, front/back and side swims with an introduction to surface support. Participants repeat this level until the instructor feels they are ready for Waterloo Splash 3. Ratio 1:4.

WATERLOO SPLASH 1 (5-12Y)

These beginners jump into chest deep water all by themselves. They learn to open their eyes, exhale and hold their breath underwater. They work on floats, glides and kicking through the water on their front and back. Ratio 1:3.

WATERLOO SPLASH 2 (5-12Y)

Advanced beginners jump into deeper water and become comfortable falling sideways into the water

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WATERLOO SPLASH 3 (5-12Y)

Swimmers develop swimming skills by learning whip kick as well as front and back crawl. They tread water for 30-45 sec. and interval training repetitions are increased (4x9m). Ratio 1:4. .

WATERLOO SPLASH 4 (5-12Y)

Swimmers learn in-water handstands and work towards the Canadian Swim to Survive Standard®: roll into deep water, tread 45-60 sec. and swim 25-50m. They improve the front crawl, back crawl and whip kick and transitions from front to back flutter kick. Ratio 1:4.

WATERLOO SPLASH 5 (5-12Y)

These junior swimmers dive into deep water and perform in-water front somersaults. They work on

Master all skills

increasing their distance and efficiency in front crawl, back crawl and whip kick. Flutter kick interval training increases to 4 x 15m. Ratio 1:4.

WATERLOO SPLASH 6 (5-12Y)

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wearing a personal floatation device. Swimmers support themselves at the surface without an aid and recover an object in chest-deep water, swim 5-10m on front and back, and are introduced to flutter kick interval training (2x9-12m). Ratio 1:4.

Intermediate swimmers increase efficiency in front crawl, back crawl, and whip kick. They are introduced to a 5m under water swim and breaststroke arms learning breath control. Endurance is further increased by interval training (4x25m) and front crawl sprints (over 25m). Ratio 1:4.

WATERLOO SPLASH 7 (5-12Y)

Swimmers master shallow dives, cannonball entries, eggbeater kicks, and in-water backward somersaults. They refine their front and back crawl over 50m swims of each, and breaststroke over 25m. Ratio 1:5.

WATERLOO SPLASH 8 (5-13Y)

Swimmers rise to the challenge of advanced aquatic skills including stride entries, compact jumps and lifesaving kicks like eggbeater and scissor kick. They

Did you know... It takes about four sessions for a swimmer to master the skills required to progress to the next level of swimming lessons. • Advancing your child before they’re ready can cause undue stress, especially if they aren’t ready to master new, challenging skills. • All requirements must be checked off before a swimmer moves up a level. • If your child is repeating a session, share their previous report card with the swim instructor so they can focus on areas of improvement. Swimming is a life-long skill. Giving your child time to learn this skill benefits everyone.

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Reminder: Registrants in Teen 1 or 2 and Adult 1 or 2 will require an adult (16Y+) from the same household in the water during class for holds and assistance as swim instructors maintain a 2 metre distance. develop strength and power in head-up breaststroke sprints over 25m. They swim lengths of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke, and they complete a 300m workout. Ratio 1:5.

WATERLOO SPLASH 9 (8-15Y)

Swimmers continue stroke development with 50m swims of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Lifesaving sport skills include a 25m obstacle swim and 15m object carry. First aid focuses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS, and treatment for bleeding. Fitness improves in 350m workouts and 100m timed swims. Ratio 1:5.

WATERLOO SPLASH 10 (8-15Y)

Swimmers develop better strokes over 75m swims of each stroke. They tackle lifesaving sport skills in a lifesaving medley, timed object support and rescue with a buoyant aid. First aid focuses on assessment of unconscious victims, treatment of victims in shock and obstructed airway procedures. Swimming drills develop a strong lifesaving foundation. Ratio 1:5.

WATERLOO SPLASH 11 (8-15Y)

Swimmers are challenged with 600m workouts; 300m timed swims and a 25m object carry. Strokes are refined over 100m swims. First aid focuses on treatment of bone or joint injuries and respiratory emergencies including asthma and allergic reactions. Lifesaving skills include defense methods, victim removals and rolling over and supporting a victim face up in shallow water. Ratio 1:5.

BRONZE STAR/BASIC FIRST AID & CPR A (11Y+) Bronze Star is excellent preparation for achieving success in Bronze Medallion. This course covers basics

in rescue breathing, choking procedures and CPR for adults and how to contact emergency medical services. This program is suitable for swimmers who have completed Waterloo Splash 11 or have taken a break from organized swim lessons. Ratio 1:6.

TRIATHLON SWIM TRAINING - YOUTH (8-15Y)

This one hour program focuses on the swimming component of the triathlon. The instructor works on increasing stroke efficiency, speed and swimming endurance through drills and other active stations. Focus is on achieving personal bests. No triathlon experience necessary. Prerequisite: Participants must have completed Waterloo Splash 8. Ratio 1:4.

LEADERSHIP STROKE ENHANCEMENT (12Y+)

Swimmers learn corrective drills and tips for all the basic swim strokes to be successful in our leadership programs. Prerequisite: Ready for Bronze Medallion or higher. Ratio 1:4.

TEEN 1 (12-17Y)

Work on front and back floats and glides and front, back and side flutter kicks. Learn breath control and tread water wearing a personal flotation device. Improve fitness and kicks with 4 x 9-12m interval training. Ratio 1:4.

TEEN 2 (12-17Y)

Jump into deep water and tread for 60 sec. Learn to recover an object from the bottom in chest-deep water. Improve the flutter kick over longer distances and work towards 15m front crawl and back crawl swims. Improve both fitness and flutter kick with 2 x 25m interval training. Ratio 1:4.

TEEN 3 (12-17Y)

Kick it up a notch! Work on front crawl and back crawl and kicking in 25m - 50m swims and 25m interval training workouts. Learn how to swim under water and how to do breaststroke arms and breathing over 10-15m. Support yourself at the surface for up to 2 min. Show off with cannonball entry into deep water and handstands in shallow water. Ratio 1:4.

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No sweat or at least none anyone can see. Learn eggbeater, stride entries and compact jumps. Swim a 300m workout and sprint 25-50m. Master the front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Ratio 1:4.

ADULT

TRIATHLON SWIM TRAINING (16Y+)

Participating in an upcoming triathlon? Register for this training session and work on skills, drills and secrets to improve the swim portion of the triathlon. Entry requirements: Must be able to swim 100m (4 lengths) of front crawl and back crawl. Must be a competent deep end swimmer. Max. 4.

SWIM

TEEN 4 (12-17Y)

PRIVATE LESSONS - ALL AGES (6Y+)

ADULT 1

Work on front and back floats, glides and flutter kick on front, side and back. Swimmers learn breath control and tread water wearing a personal flotation device. Improve fitness and kicks with 4 x 9-12m interval training. Ratio 1:4.

ADULT 2

Jump into deep water and tread for 60 sec. Learn to recover an object from the bottom in chest-deep water. Improve the flutter kick over longer distances and work towards 15m front crawl and back crawl swims. Improve both fitness and flutter kick with 2 x 25m interval training. Ratio 1:4.

ADULT 3

Kick it up a notch! Work on front crawl and back crawl and kicking in 25m - 50m swims and 25m interval training workouts. Learn how to swim under water and how to do breaststroke arms and breathing over 10-15m. Support yourself at the surface for up to 2min. Show off with cannonball entry into deep water and handstands in shallow water. Ratio 1:4.

ADULT 4

No sweat or at least none anyone can see! Learn eggbeater, stride entries and compact jumps. Swim a 300m workout and sprint 25-50m. Master the front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Ratio 1:4.

ADULT STROKE ENHANCEMENT

Swimmers learn corrective drills and tips for all the swim strokes. Prerequisite: Successfully completed Adult 4. Ratio 1:4.

Age 6Y+ $34.06/class

Private lessons are a great idea if your child needs extra attention on a certain skill. The minimum age requirement is 6 years and all classes are 30 min. in length. Lessons are in blocks of six. Note: Participants in private lessons at the Waterloo Splash 5 level or below will require an adult (from the same household/ same gender preferred) in the water during class for any holds or instruction required as swim instructors maintain a 2 metre distance. When registering, please indicate the class level your child needs to work on. At this time, semi-private lessons are not available. A report card will be given to all registrants. Bring your previous report card on the first day of your session for the new instructor. Missed lessons will not be refunded or rescheduled without a doctor's note within 7 days of the scheduled lesson.

The Swimplex offers limited capacity swimming including waterfit, lane swim, kidsplash and public swim. Registration is required. For available swim times and COVID-19 procedures and information, visit waterloo.ca/swim.

Dates and course codes for all swim programs can be found at www.waterloo.ca/activewaterloo Reminder: participants in introductory swim lessons will require an adult (16Y+) from the same household/family bubble in the water during class for any holds required as instructors maintain a 2 metre distance.

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If you or someone you care for is living with a life-limiting illness, we are here to serve you! • • • •

KW and Cambridge Day Programs Volunteer Visiting Transportation Services Complementary Therapies To learn more, call us!

519-743-4114

www.hospicewaterloo.ca

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FIND YOU

FITPASS waterloo.ca/fitpass

MAKE FITNESS A LITTLE EASIER PURCHASE YOUR CITY OF WATERLOO FITPASS TODAY!

Pre-purchase admission to our drop-in swim, skate, track and sport programs. Purchase 10, 25 or 50 visits – the more you buy, the more you save. Share with a friend or give as a gift. Available at WMRC, RIM Park and AMCC. *FitPasses expire 2 years from the date of purchase

Newly retired? Looking for active pursuits? Not sure what there is to do? New virtual and physically distanced programs are available this spring.

Join our Bereavement Walking Group A chance for people who have lost someone due to illness, to walk with others who understand. Meet new people and learn how others have healed. Weekly walks take place in KW from September to June.

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For more information call: 519-743-4114 www.hospicewaterloo.ca


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WOW WATERLOO

WOW Waterloo (a Seniors’ Centre Without Walls initiative), provides free telephone-based activities and programs for all older adults. It works just the same as attending a class or a lecture at the centre— over the telephone! Programs will be available 2–3 times a week starting mid-November and run 30 to 45 minutes For more information, please contact Allie.Serota@waterloo.ca by email or 519-579-1020 x10037 Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the New Horizons for Seniors Program

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ARTS & CULTURE

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Celebrating

26 Years!

Waterloo Region’s Finest Music Education Centre Private Music Lessons

actoutkw.com Virtual Programs Online Now!

* All ages, all levels, beginners welcome! * Highly qualified instructors * Offering in-person private lessons (carefully following COVID-19 safety protocols)

* Online lessons also available * Piano, voice (singing), all instruments

www.RenaissanceSchooloftheArts.com

Home of KW Glee and t he KW Youth Concert Band

KW Glee & KW YCB will resume activities as soon as possible! For the latest information, visit us online:

kwglee.com

kw-ycb.ca

info@RenaissanceSchooloftheArts.com | (519) 505-2068

CALLING ALL ARTISTS AND MAKERS

Join the roster Be the first to learn about our program initiatives and professional opportunities.

PHOTO: JONATHAN BIELASKI

Jyhlang Lee: Origami Goose

waterloo.ca/CreateWaterloo

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Improv Drama Basics Drop-In Classes Dr. Zoomlittle Radio Plays

Join Us For: Drama Workshops Streaming Productions Radio Plays March Break Camp Summer Camp


ARTS & CULTURE

TIMELY PIECES FROM THE COLLECTION ONGOING TO SUMMER 2021

Show me the City self-guided walking tours Explore the history and heritage of the former Village of Waterloo with our self-guided tour! 24 tour points are featured. Follow the suggested route or visit specific tour points. You will need a digital device able to take pictures. Scan the QR code in your camera app and “Show me the City” will pop up with more information about the location. Learn more at www.winterloofestival.ca/show-me-the-city

Tuesday–Friday 11 am – 4 pm IN CONESTOGA MALL

FREE ADMISSION COVID-19 safety protocols will apply when visiting.

519-885-8828

waterloo.ca/museum

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CAMPS

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Jawsome themes Packed activities socially distanced Before/after care TONS of fun!

This summer choose fresh air, new friends and epic adventure!

For any questions and/or inquiries please contact our Camps and Recreations Coordinator carli at carli@cheersportsharks.com or give us a call at 519-653-1221/1-888-25-CHEER

CITY OF WATERLOO

SUMMER DAY CAMPS Where kids love to be!

REGISTRATION BEGINS March 24, 2021 For more information see our CAMP PAGES in this Guide, or visit our website.

Make amazing summer memories with us. Camps for ages 4–12 at 3 locations: new themes such as School’s Out single days, Theatrical Expressions, Dinosaur Discovery, full days with speciality programming (Stemotics, Little Medical).

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CAMPS/IN YOUR CITY

WE'VE GOT

EVERYTHING YOU'RE INTO SERVICES & PROGRAMS

Book Bundles Virtual Librarian Reading Clubs Author Events Trivia Nights Tech Help

DIGITAL LIBRARY

ASK US

eBooks eMagazines eNewspapers Movies+TV Online Learning Language Apps French Content

askus@wpl.ca 519-886-1310

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STEAM is the new sport! Offering team-based, fun, hands-on activities, LAUNCH programs capture kids' imaginations and sparks their curiosity.

IN YOUR CITY

Fuel Curiosity.

Building our STEAM arena.

Join us as we transform STEAM for kids and build an arena of creativity right here in Uptown Waterloo.

Join a team and follow our progress at www.launchwaterloo.ca .

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IN YOUR CITY

HELP US PROTECT WATERLOO’S NATURAL AREAS Respect property boundaries Extending your property on to public land or natural areas is not permitted. Mowing or pruning natural areas, or using public land for garbage, yard waste, sheds, fences, play equipment, composters, vehicles and bird feeders smothers native vegetation, introduces non-native species, compacts soil and causes erosion. Respect our wildlife Waterloo is home to non-poisonous snakes, which are beneficial because they help keep local rodents in check – more so than cats! A snake will slither away when startled and will not hurt you. Respect wildlife and their habitat by observing wildlife from afar to avoid confrontation. Mammals and birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects foster healthy forests. Please do not destroy burrows, nests or other habitat and remember to always stay on designated trails.

Don’t disturb natural areas Ferns, leeks, berries and wood found in natural areas should be left alone. Planting vegetation, removing vegetation (including wood for firewood), controlling wildlife, creating new foot paths and dumping are all detrimental to Waterloo’s delicate ecosystems. The accumulated effect of these activities is costly to tax payers and creates great problems for the natural area. Plants are depleted past restoration, habitat, food and nutrients are lost, soils can become eroded, and invasive plants become established. Try planting your own native plants, found at most garden stores, in your own backyard to enjoy. This will help keep native plants for our wildlife and future generations. Drain pools and hot tubs properly Chemicals in hot tubs and pools can be harmful to vegetation and water features when drained into a park or natural area. Place the drain tube on your property, away from the park or natural area, to allow water to filter into the soils in your yard.

Be a steward of your neighbourhood’s natural areas through our Partners in Parks program To find out more, contact: City of Waterloo Environment and Parks Services P. 519.886.2310 TTY. 1.866.786.3941 E. environment@waterloo.ca 40

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VOLUNTEERING

Share your passion for

LOCAL STREAMS From May to October, drop in at a community stewardship activity organized by the Laurel Creek Citizens Working Group. Help improve our streams by planting native trees and wetland plants, removing invasive plants, and litter cleanup. Learn about healthy streams with our fun, hands-on activities.

Image copyright Alan V. Morgan

View the City of Waterloo’s calendar of events for details or join our mailing list to learn more.

waterloo.ca/LCC

Share your passion for pollinators Drop in at a community stewardship activity organized by the Pollinator Working Group from May to October. Help improve habitat for our native pollinators. Visit our website for details.

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Please note: community stewardship activities and park projects will take place on the advise of Region of Waterloo Public Health and provincial guidelines.


VOLUNTEERING

Adopt-A-Road program HELP REMOVE LITTER See the difference a few hours can make in your community! Adopt a city-approved section of roadway and commit to bi-annual litter clean-ups. Group efforts are recognized by Adopt-A-Road signage along the adopted section.

Get involved in stewardship activities in Waterloo. Visit our website or email stewardship@waterloo.ca

waterloo.ca/stewardship

Be a steward of your local park by organizing a Partners in Parks project! Stewardship activities • Bird house maintenance and monitoring • Manage invasive plants • Litter clean up • Join our environmental working groups at stream enhancement & community planting events

Long-term park projects • Adopt a park • Manage invasive plants • Little free library & message boards • Plant and maintain garden beds/buffers

Follow the Partners in Parks Program Guide to learn more about how to get involved. For more information on how you can get involved in stewardship activities within Waterloo, visit our website or email stewardship@waterloo.ca

waterloo.ca/stewardship

Please note: community stewardship activities and park projects will take place on the advise of Region of Waterloo Public Health and provincial guidelines.

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Spring 2021 Program & Activities Guide  

The City of Waterloo Program & Activities Guide promotes leisure, arts, cultural and athletic opportunities offered by the city, region, com...

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