Cowichan Valley Regional District Winter & Spring 2022 Recreation Guide

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January - May 2022

COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT

Winter & Spring

Recreation Guide

Cowichan Community Centre Cowichan Lake Recreation Kerry Park Recreation Centre Shawnigan Lake Community Centre Online Registration | cvrd.ca


How to Register

The Cowichan Valley Regional District’s Community Services Department offers three easy ways for program registration: online, by phone, or in person. Spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis. Registration opens on the date stated on the back of the guide. No early registration will be accepted. Payment is required at time of registration.

Online Registration:

To use online registration you will need an account and a credit card. If you haven’t registered with us before, please contact your local recreation centre to set up your family’s account. You can access online registration at www.reccowichan.ca

In Person Registration:

Please check our website for up-to-date information on in person registrations. You may call Cowichan Lake Sports Arena, Cowichan Community Centre, Kerry Park Recreation Centre, or Shawnigan Lake Community Centre during office hours and our staff will be happy to process your request. Payment by cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard, or debit card is accepted.

Registration Policies & Guidelines Uh-oh, we had to cancel:

Regrettably, if a minimum number of registrants is not met, we may have to cancel or combine classes due to insufficient registration. These decisions are made prior to the course start date. Please register early to avoid disappointment. A 100% refund is granted when we cancel a program. When a class has been cancelled due to instructor illness or weather conditions, a class will be added on at the end of the session. If this is not possible, you will be issued a refund in the amount of the missed class.

Oops, changed your plans?:

A refund will be issued if we receive applicable withdrawal notification. Programs and lessons require five (5) or more days’ notice prior to course start date. Camps and certification courses require seven (7) or more days’ notice prior to course start date. If appropriate notice is not given, no refund will be issued. There may be other exceptions to these guidelines. In some cases, these exceptions will be noted in the individual course description. To request a refund, please contact the facility that is offering your program. Taking COVID-19 into consideration, if the Province of British Columbia is in a declared State of Emergency, the notice of cancellation will be waived. All refunds are subject to a $5 processing fee.

Extended Illness / Injury and Missed Classes:

Please stay at home when you’re sick, even if symptoms are mild. In cases of extended illness or injury, a prorated refund may be granted upon provision of a medical note. Classes missed due to vacation or other reasons will not be refunded.

Sorry, the course is full:

If a program is full, please ask staff to put your name on our waitlist. We will do our best to accommodate those waitlisted.

Customer Satisfaction:

We care about your experience in our programs. Please contact one of our Programmers directly to discuss any questions, comments, or concerns that you have with our recreation programs.

Refunds:

Payments made by credit card will be refunded by the initial payment method. Payments made by cash, cheque, or debit will be refunded by cheque; please allow a minimum of two weeks’ processing time.

Non-Sufficient Funds:

A processing fee of $5 will be charged on all N.S.F. payments.


COWICHAN LAKE RECREATION 250.749.6742 January 4 - April 30 Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed Sunday and Stat Holidays Hours subject to change based on facility needs, please monitor the CVRD website and follow us on social media for up-to-date information.

COWICHAN COMMUNITY CENTRE 250.748.7529 Dec 25 - 31 Closed Dec 25 - 28 Reduced hours Dec 24 & 31 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Dec 29 & 30 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. January 4 - April 30 Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Closed Sunday and Stat Holidays Hours subject to change based on facility needs, please monitor the CVRD website and follow us on social media.

SHAWNIGAN LAKE COMMUNITY CENTRE 250.743.1433

KERRY PARK RECREATION CENTRE 250.743.5922

January 4 - April 30 Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Closed Sundays, Stat Holidays, and Dec 22 - Jan 4.

January 4 - March 20 Mon - Thurs 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Fri 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. March 21 - April 30 Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Sat 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and Stat Holidays Hours subject to change based on facility needs, please monitor the CVRD website and follow us on social media for up-to-date information.

Hours subject to change based on facility needs, please monitor the CVRD website and follow us on social media for up-to-date information.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT

Winter & Spring Recreation Guide Arena Schedules:

Early Years

18 - 22

Cowichan Lake Recreation

4-5

Children & Youth

25 - 38

Cowichan Community Centre

6-7

Adults

40 - 67

Kerry Park Recreation Centre

8 - 10

Elder College

70 - 73

Community Contacts

78 - 79

Curling Schedules: Kerry Park Recreation Centre

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Cowichan Lake Recreation

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Bowling - Youbou Lanes Birthday Parties

14 15 - 16

Remember to: Stay at home when you’re sick, even if symptoms are mild Wash your hands with soap and water frequently or use hand sanitizer

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EVENTS

Events December

More information on pages 64 - 65

January

BC Winter Games Island Zone Playoffs Friday - Sunday | Jan 7 - 9 Cowichan Lake Sports Arena Loonie Skate Saturday | Jan 15 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:20 p.m. More information on page 5 Cowichan Lake Sports Arena Loonie Skate Sunday | Jan 23 | 4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. More information on page 5 Cowichan Lake Sports Arena 55+ Give It A Try Day Wednesday | Jan 26 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. More information on page 66 Cowichan Community Centre Glow Skate Friday | Jan 28 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. More information on page 10 Kerry Park Recreation Centre

February

Ladies’ 1 Day Fun Day Bonspiel Saturday | Feb 5 | 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. More information on page 13 Cowichan Lake Sports Arena Bouldering Bonanza Wednesday | Feb 9 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. More information on page 36 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre Teen Toonie Skate Friday | Feb 11 | 8:40 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. More information on page 5 Cowichan Lake Sports Arena School’s Out Skate Friday | Feb 18 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. More information on page 10 Kerry Park Recreation Centre School’s Out Skate Friday | Feb 18 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. More information on page 6 Cowichan Community Centre Family Day Skate Monday | Feb 21 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free admission | Pre-registration required Cowichan Lake Sports Arena

Family Day Skate Monday | Feb 21 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. More information on page 10 Kerry Park Recreation Centre Family Day Learn to Curl Monday | Feb 21 | 1:00 p.m. & 2:45 p.m. More information on page 12 KPRC - Curling Rink Family Day Celebration Monday | Feb 21 Family Skate & Gym Activities More information on page 67 Cowichan Community Centre Caleb Kroffat Memorial CPR/AED Training Monday | Feb 21 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. More information on page 54 Cowichan Community Centre

March

Digger’s Antique Show Saturday | Mar 5 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cowichan Community Centre Spring Break Park Scavenger Hunt Monday - Thursday | Mar 14 - 17 More information on page 27 South Cowichan Parks

April

Community Garage Sale Saturday | Apr 2 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. More information on page 66 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre School’s Out Skate Monday | Apr 11 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. More information on page 6 Cowichan Community Centre Orca Invitational Gymnastics Meet Friday - Sunday | Apr 22 - 24 Cowichan Community Centre Cowichan Valley Spring Home & Wellness Show Friday - Sunday | Apr 22 - 24 Cowichan Community Centre SLCA Easter Event www.shawniganlakecommunityassociation.ca

May ParticipACTION Bike Rodeo “Shawnigan Style” Friday | May 6 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. More information on page 38 SLCC - Side Parking Lot WINTER & SPRING

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COWICHAN LAKE SPORTS ARENA

Arena Drop-in Schedule

Effective January 2 - May 19, 2022 All activities are subject to change. Visit our skate shop for all your rental and skate sharpening needs! Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Parent & Tot Skate 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Jan 4 - May 10 Code: 40794 Free Skate 3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Jan 3 - May 16 Code: 38622

Thursday

Saturday

50+ Drop-in Hockey 9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Jan 13 - May 5 Code: 41069 Daytime Skate 11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Jan 5 - May 11 Code: 40739

Daytime Skate 11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Jan 6 - May 12 Code: 40739 16+ Hockey 9:30 p.m. - 10:50 p.m. Jan 13 - May 12 Code: 40722 No session Feb 3, 17

Public Skate 6:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. Jan 15 - May 14 Code 39145 No session Jan 15, 22, Feb 12, Mar 5, 12

All skaters must pre-register for skating sessions. Register online at www.reccowichan.ca, or call the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. If you rented skates during registration, please bring your receipt as proof of rental.

Daytime Skate: Children 12 & under $2.00 Adults 13+ $3.00 Weekend Skate: Children 12 & under $3.50 Teens 13 - 18 $4.00 Adults 19+ $5.25 Seniors 65+ $4.25 Family of 4* $15.00 Drop-in Hockey: Skater 12 & under $6.00 Skater 13+ $6.50 Goalies Free Skate Rental $3.25 Skate Sharpening $6.45 * For family rate please call 250.749.6742 ext. 0

Jr. B Lake Cowichan Kraken Home Game Schedule

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Friday

Dec 17

7:30 p.m.

Port Alberni

Sunday

Jan 9

5:30 p.m.

Campbell River

Sunday

Jan 23

5:30 p.m.

Oceanside

Friday

Jan 28

7:30 p.m.

Kerry Park

Sunday

Jan 30

5:30 p.m.

Nanaimo

Friday

Feb 4

7:30 p.m.

Oceanside

Sunday

Feb 6

5:30 p.m.

Oceanside

Sunday

Feb 13

5:30 p.m.

Comox Valley

Friday

Feb 18

7:30 p.m.

Port Alberni

Sunday

Feb 20

5:30 p.m.

Port Alberni

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COWICHAN LAKE SPORTS ARENA

On Ice School’s Out Drop-in Hockey

Looking for something to do on a Pro-D Day? Come on down to Cowichan Lake Sports Arena for some dropin hockey. Three age groups. Full gear required but not supplied, bring your own stick and labelled water bottle. Register online at reccowichan.ca. Skate rentals are extra ($3.25); if you rent your skates online, please bring receipt as proof of rental. Goalies play for FREE! Call our Admin Team at 250.749.6742 ext 0 to register. Come ready to play. Ages 6 - 8 Monday | Apr 11 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Fridays | Feb 18, May 6 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. $5.50 per skater | Goalies FREE | Code: 40473 Cowichan Lake Sports Arena Ages 9 - 10 Monday | Apr 11 | 1:15 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. Fridays | Feb 18, May 6 | 1:15 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. $5.50 per skater | Goalies FREE | Code: 40474 Cowichan Lake Sports Arena Ages 11 - 15 Monday | Apr 11 | 2:15 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. Fridays | Feb 18, May 6 | 2:15 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. $5.50 per skater | Goalies FREE | Code: 40475 Cowichan Lake Sports Arena

Loonie Skates

All Ages Come join us for these special skating sessions where admission is only a Loonie. All skaters must pre-register for these skating sessions. Saturday | Jan 15 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:20 p.m. | Code:41050 Sunday | Jan 23 | 4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. | Code: 39139 $1 per skater | Pre-registration required Cowichan Lake Sports Arena

Teen Toonie Skate

Ages 13+ Come join us for these special skating sessions where admission is only a Toonie. Friday | Feb 11 | 8:40 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. $2 per skater | Pre-registration required Cowichan Lake Sports Arena

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COWICHAN ARENA Cowichan Arena Schedule - Effective January 4 - April 14, 2022 Saturday & Sunday

Everyone Welcome 1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Jan 8 - Apr 10

Monday

Everyone Welcome 12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Jan 3 - Apr 11

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Pioneer Stick & Puck 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Jan 4 - Apr 12

Parent & Tot Skate 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Jan 5 - Apr 13

Pioneer Skate 9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Jan 6 - Apr 14

Pioneer Stick & Puck 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Jan 7 - Apr 8

Everyone Welcome 12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Jan 4 - Apr 12

Everyone Welcome 12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Jan 5 - Apr 13

Everyone Welcome 12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Jan 6 - Apr 14

Adult Drop-in Hockey 9:15 p.m. - 10:35 p.m. Jan 10 - Mar 28

Everyone Welcome 6:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. Jan 5 - Apr 6

Everyone Welcome 6:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. Jan 7 - Apr 8

Pre-register for all Public Skating Sessions Public Skating and Leisure Hockey sessions at the Cowichan Community Centre often fill to capacity, please pre-register to avoid disappointment. Drop-in registrations will only be permitted if space is available. Registration for public skating opens 7 days prior to your selected skate session. Stay Informed... The public skating schedule can change due to Cowichan Valley Capitals games or other special events. Please call us at 250.748.7529 or check our website www.cvrd.ca for program updates and notifications.

Pioneer Skate

Bring all your friends and enjoy a relaxing skate while listening to some golden oldies. This program has the more mature crowd in mind (ages 50+), and is a great way to stay in shape.

Pioneer Stick & Puck

Here is a great opportunity to work on some hockey skills, including puck handling, passing, and shooting. This program has the more mature crowd in mind (ages 50+) and is a great way to stay in shape in non-contact and non-scrimmage play. Players must bring their own stick, gloves, and helmet.

Adult Drop-in Hockey

Ages 16+ This recreational program is a great opportunity for players of all levels to play hockey. Full equipment and CSA approved helmets are required. No slap shots or hitting. Goalies play for FREE! No session Feb 21.

Parent & Tot Skate

This is a great opportunity to introduce your toddler to ice skating. Parents participate with their children on the ice and have access to our playschool equipment. Our experienced instructor will also be on the ice offering tips and informal instruction to those looking to build skills or just get more comfortable on the ice. We recommend that all children wear helmets for this session.

Everyone Welcome Skate

Bring out your family and friends to enjoy some quality time and great music! Shinny hockey with foam pucks may be offered at our supervisor’s discretion. Players must bring their own stick, gloves, and helmet; youth 16 and under must have a CSA approved helmet with cage. No session Feb 4, 9, 13, 21, 27, Mar 4, 6, 11

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Events Lions Everyone Welcome Skates

In January and February we will be offering FREE admission and rentals at four of our Everyone Welcome Skates. These special skating sessions are generously sponsored by the Duncan Lions Club. Saturdays | Jan 15 & 29, Feb 12 & 26 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. FREE Admission & Rentals

School’s Out Skates

Come out with your friends and family and enjoy these special School’s Out skating sessions. Admission is only a toonie! Friday | Feb 18 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Monday | Apr 11 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Admission $2 | Rentals $3

Family Day Celebration See page 67

Admission Rates

Adult 18+ $6.00 Senior 50+ $4.25 Youth 13 - 17 $4.25 Child 3 - 12 $3.25 Toddler 0 - 2 Free Parent & Tot $4.25 Family (Max. 2 adults, total 5 people) $13.00 Drop-in Hockey Adult $7.00 Stick & Puck $4.25 Skate Rentals $3.25 Sharpening $5.00

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COWICHAN ARENA Active Communities Learn to Skate Program

This program is for children and youth who want to improve their skating in a fun and motivating way. The 10-level incentive program has been streamlined and designed so that any participant can have their accomplishments transferred to other Active Communities Programs. Skate rentals are included. All children must bring and wear a helmet and gloves. Prerequisite: Children must be comfortable on the ice without their parents.

Spring Break Skating Schedule Monday

Mar 14

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Tuesday

Mar 15

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Wednesday

Mar 16

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Wednesday

Mar 16

6:30 - 7:50 p.m.

Thursday

Mar 17

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Friday

Mar 18

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Friday

Mar 18

6:30 - 7:50 p.m.

Saturday

Mar 19

1:00 - 2:20 p.m.

Sunday

Mar 20

1:00 - 2:20 p.m.

Monday

Mar 21

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Tuesday

Mar 22

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Wednesday

Mar 23

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Wednesday

Mar 23

6:30 - 7:50 p.m.

Thursday

Mar 24

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Fridays | Feb 11 - Mar 11 | 3:50 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. 5/$40 | Code: 40542 Cowichan Community Centre

Friday

Mar 25

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Friday

Mar 25

6:30 - 7:50 p.m.

Saturday

Mar 26

1:00 - 2:20 p.m.

Ages 6 - 12 Fridays | Jan 7 - Feb 4 | 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 5/$40 | Code: 38035 Cowichan Community Centre

Sunday

Mar 27

1:00 - 2:20 p.m.

Ages 4 - 5 Fridays | Jan 7 - Feb 4 | 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 5/$40 | Code: 38027 Cowichan Community Centre Fridays | Jan 7 - Feb 4 | 3:50 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. 5/$40 | Code: 38028 Cowichan Community Centre Fridays | Feb 11 - Mar 11 | 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 5/$40 | Code: 40541 Cowichan Community Centre

Fridays | Jan 7 - Feb 4 | 3:50 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. 5/$40 | Code: 38031 Cowichan Community Centre Fridays | Feb 11 - Mar 11 | 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 5/$40 | Code: 40543 Cowichan Community Centre Fridays | Feb 11 - Mar 11 | 3:50 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. 5/$40 | Code: 40544 Cowichan Community Centre

Private Skating Lessons

These lessons are intended for those with little to no skating skills who want to learn the basics and become more comfortable on the ice. Rentals included. All participants must bring and wear a helmet. Private Lessons 30 minutes $30 | 45 minutes $40 Semi Private Lessons Price per person based on 2 or more 30 minutes $25 | 45 minutes $30 Cowichan Community Centre

Junior A Capitals Home Game Schedule Saturday

Jan 1

7:00 p.m.

Alberni Valley

Sunday

Jan 2

2:00 p.m.

Powell River

Thursday

Jan 6

7:00 p.m.

Langley

Saturday

Jan 22

7:00 p.m.

Victoria

Friday

Feb 4

7:00 p.m.

Powell River

Saturday

Feb 5

6:00 p.m.

Prince George

Wednesday

Feb 9

7:00 p.m.

Alberni Valley

Sunday

Feb 13

2:00 p.m.

Coquitlam

Saturday

Feb 26

7:00 p.m.

Powell River

Sunday

Feb 27

2:00 p.m.

Powell River

Friday

Mar 4

7:00 p.m.

Surrey

Saturday

Mar 5

7:00 p.m.

Chilliwack

Friday

Mar 11

7:00 p.m.

Coquitlam

Saturday

Mar 19

7:00 p.m.

Nanaimo

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KERRY PARK ARENA

Kerry Park Arena Skating Schedule

Effective January 4 - March 13, 2022 Please call 250.743.5922 or check www.cvrd.ca regularly for changes to the ice schedule. Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Adult Leisure Hockey Ages 50+ 9:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Stick & Puck 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Wednesday

Thursday

Adult Leisure Hockey Ages 50+ 9:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Parent & Tot Skate 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Public Skate 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Friday Adult Leisure Hockey Ages 50+ 9:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Public Skate 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Adult Leisure Hockey Ages 20+ 11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Public Skate 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Skating Lessons Registered Program

Power Skating Registered Program

Public Skate 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Adult Leisure Hockey Ages 20+ Registered Program

Pre-register for Public Skating: Public Skating sessions at Kerry Park often fill to capacity, please pre-register to avoid disappointment. Drop-in registrations will only be permitted if space is available. Registration for public skating opens 7 days prior to your selected skate session, registration for Leisure Hockey opens on various dates throughout the season, see page 9 for more information.

Public Skate

Everyone is welcome. Shinny hockey with foam pucks may be offered at our supervisor’s discretion. Players must bring their own gloves, and helmet; youth 16 and under must have a CSA approved helmet with cage. Helmets and gloves are strongly recommended for all skaters. No sessions Feb 25

Parent & Tot Skate

Take this opportunity to introduce your little one to the ice. This session is for parents and preschool age children. You will have access to our preschool play equipment, and skate frames.

Stick & Puck

This session is designed for those who are new to the game or those who want to brush up on their hockey skills. Children must be accompanied by an on-ice adult. This session is limited to 20 skaters; scrimmages and games are not permitted. Helmets and gloves are mandatory and children must have a helmet with full face cage. Shin guards are strongly recommended.

Helmets & Gloves

We strongly recommend that all skaters wear helmets and gloves. Please bring your own from home. Kerry Park Arena does not provide them due to safety/hygienic reasons.

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Admission Rates

Adult 19+ years $5.00 Senior 50+ years $4.00 Student 13 - 18 years $4.00 Child 3 - 12 years $3.00 Family (Max 2 adults, total 5 people)* $13.00 Daytime Leisure Hockey $6.00 Parent & Tot $5.00 Skate Rentals $3.00 Skate Sharpening $5.00 * Family Rate is not available online, if you wish to register for family rate please call Kerry Park at 250.743.5922 during office hours.

Spring Break Public Skating Schedule Sunday

Mar 13

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Monday

Mar 14

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Wednesday

Mar 16

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Friday

Mar 18

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Sunday

Mar 20

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Monday

Mar 21

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Wednesday

Mar 23

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Friday

Mar 25

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

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KERRY PARK ARENA

On Ice Jr. B Islanders Home Game Schedule Thursday

Dec 30

7:30 p.m.

Peninsula

Saturday

Jan 1

7:30 p.m.

Victoria

Saturday

Jan 8

7:30 p.m.

Westshore

Saturday

Jan 15

7:30 p.m.

Alberni

Saturday

Jan 29

7:30 p.m.

Saanich

Sunday

Jan 30

3:00 p.m.

Westshore

Saturday

Feb 5

7:30 p.m.

Westshore

Saturday

Feb 12

7:30 p.m.

Peninsula

Adult Leisure Hockey

Ages 20+ This co-ed session is open to players ages 20 years and up. This program is now pre-registered, drop-ins may be allowed if space is available. The leisurely pace of the session is intended for mature players. Equal ice time for everyone is encouraged. Full gear is required. No hitting and no slap shots. Goalies play for free! Please call Kerry Park for more information. Thursdays | 11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. | Pre-registration required Players Single Session Booking $6 | Goalies FREE Jan 6 - 27 | Player Code: 40700 | Goalie Code: 40703 | Registration opens Dec 16 Feb 3 - 17 | Player Code: 40701 | Goalie Code: 40704 | Registration opens Jan 13 Mar 3 - 24 | Player Code: 40702 | Goalie Code: 40705 | Registration opens Feb 17 Kerry Park Recreation Centre Fridays | 10:00 p.m. - 11:20 p.m. | Pre-registration required Players 4/$40 | Goalies FREE | Single Session Booking not available for this program. Jan 7 - 28 | Player Code: 40706 | Goalie Code: 40707 Feb 4 - 25 | Player Code: 40708 | Goalie Code: 40710 March 4 - 25 | Player Code: 40711 | Goalie Code: 40712 Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Full Gear Our Adult Leisure Hockey programs require full gear, including CSA approved helmet (with strap), half or full shield/ cage face mask, neck guard, shoulder and elbow pads, shin guards and socks, hockey pants and jersey, jock/jill, gloves, skates and stick.

Adult Leisure Hockey

Ages 50+ This session is designed for players ages 50 years and up. This program is now pre-registered, drop-ins may be allowed if space is available. Equal ice time for everyone is encouraged. Full gear is required. No hitting and no slap shots. Goalies play for free! Please call Kerry Park for more information. Mon/Wed/Fri | 9:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. | Pre-registration required Players Single Session Booking $6 | Goalies FREE Jan 5 - 31 | Player Code: 40688 | Goalie Code: 40697 | Registration opens Dec 15 Feb 2 - 28 | Player Code: 40695 | Goalie Code: 40698 | Registration opens Jan 12 Mar 2 - 25 | Player Code: 40696 | Goalie Code: 40696 | Registration opens Feb 16 No session Feb 21 & 25 Kerry Park Recreation Centre WINTER & SPRING

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Active Communities Learn to Skate Program

Power Skating

Ages 4 - 12 This program is for children and youth who want to improve their skating in a fun and motivating way. The badge incentive program has been streamlined and designed so that any participant can have their accomplishments transferred to other Active Communities programs. Our Skate Team Leader is on and off the ice during all lesson times to answer questions about your child’s progress and to ensure an optimal skater to instructor ratio. Skate rentals are included. Participants must bring and wear a helmet and gloves.

Ages 6 - 14 This course is geared towards hockey players who want to take their game to the next level. Balance, acceleration, agility, speed, explosive starts, edge control, and game stride are all part of this challenging and rewarding program. Full hockey gear is required. Six year olds must have played at least one year of hockey or be able to meet the skating requirements of the class (confidently skate forwards and backwards as well as attempt crossovers). The advanced session is for skaters that are playing at a level A or B of hockey or have taken at least two sets of Power Skating lessons with this instructor.

Ages 4 - 5 Wednesdays | 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jan 5 - Feb 2 | 5/$40 | Code: 37176 Feb 9 - Mar 9 | 5/$40 | Code: 40576 Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Ages 6 - 10 | U9 - U11 Thursdays | Jan 13 - Feb 17 | 4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. 6/$99 | Code: 37674 Instructor: Dennise Bowles Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Ages 6 - 12 Wednesdays | 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jan 5 - Feb 2 | 5/$40 | Code: 37172 Feb 9 - Mar 9 | 5/$40 | Code: 40575 Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Ages 9 - 10 | U11 (Advanced) Thursdays | Jan 13 - Feb 17 | 5:00 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. 6/$99 | Code: 37675 Instructor: Dennise Bowles Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Rink Rats Hockey Skills

Ages 4 - 7 This session will give your child a chance to try hockey. The focus will be on furthering skating skills and introducing basic hockey skills, including puck handling, positioning, and team play. CSA approved helmets and hockey gloves are required and protective equipment is strongly recommended. This session is intended for first time hockey players. Prerequisite: participants must be able to confidently skate the width of the ice. Wednesdays | 3:15 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. Jan 5 - Feb 2 | 5/$45 | Code: 37184 Feb 9 - Mar 9 | 5/$45 | Code: 40580 Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Private Skating Lessons

These lessons are for those with little or no skating skills who want to learn the basics and become comfortable on the ice. All participants must bring and wear a helmet. Please call 250.743.5922 for availability. Private Lessons 30 minutes $30 | 45 minutes $40 Semi Private Lessons Price per person based on 2 or more. 30 minutes $25 | 45 minutes $30 Kerry Park Recreation Centre

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Ages 11 - 14 | U13 - U15 Thursdays | Jan 13 - Feb 17 | 5:00 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. 6/$99 | Code: 37676 Instructor: Dennise Bowles Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Glow Skate

Wear your brightest neon colours to this Friday night glow in the dark skating session. Friday | Jan 28 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Regular admission rates | Pre-registration required Kerry Park Recreation Centre

School’s Out Skate

Come and skate with us on the School District 79 out day. Friday | Feb 18 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Adult $2 | Child $1 | Rentals $1 | Pre-registration required Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Family Day Skate

This fun skate will be filled with special family-themed Amazing Race style challenges. Attend with your family or friends and participate in these challenges to build your physical literacy and win prizes. All skaters must pre-register online or call Kerry Park to book their space. Monday | Feb 21 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Regular admission rates | Pre-registration required Kerry Park Recreation Centre

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KERRY PARK CURLING Junior Curling Club

Ages 9+ Talented coaches will work with players to develop key skills and to understand the sport of curling. Curlers are split into appropriate skill groups to help them get the most out of each session. An excellent opportunity to throw a few rocks and learn what curling is all about. Mondays | Jan 24 - Mar 7 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 6/$30 | Code: 40775 No session Feb 21 KPRC - Curling Rink

Beginner’s Curling League

Learn to Curl Clinic

Ages 16+ Participants are invited to join our talented and welcoming curling coaches to learn more about curling and how to get involved at Kerry Park Recreation Centre. On-ice learning activities and off-ice information will get you excited about this ice season. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is curious about curling and would like to learn to throw some rocks and how to get in on the action. Saturday | Jan 8 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 1/FREE | Code: 40885 KPRC - Curling Rink

Ages 16+ Talented and experienced curling coaches will work closely with players to grow their skills and knowledge of the wonderful sport of curling. The goal of this program is for curlers to have fun and increase their confidence in the sport. Coaches will be delighted to share information about how to become further involved in the sport. Mondays | Jan 17 - Mar 7 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 7/$35 | Code: 40809 No session Feb 21 KPRC - Curling Rink

Family Day Learn to Curl

Family Curling League

Ages 10+ This program is continuing from Fall 2021 and new players are welcome to join. During these fun and relaxed sessions, talented Curl BC coaches and volunteers will provide instruction and guidance to families that want to learn new skills and practice curling together. Both new and experienced curlers are welcome to join! Thursdays | Jan 6 - Feb 24 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 8/$40 | Code: 36675 Instructor: Graeme Service KPRC - Curling Rink

Ages 8+ Join us at the rink for a fun-filled session where you will learn about curling, be provided with equipment, and throw your first rock! Coaches will be on hand to provide instruction. Children are required to wear a helmet. Adults are strongly recommended to wear a helmet. Monday | Feb 21 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 1/FREE | Code: 40905 KPRC - Curling Rink Monday | Feb 21 | 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 1/FREE | Code: 42168 KPRC - Curling Rink

Kerry Park Curling Leagues & Drop-in Schedule Effective January - March 2022 Monday

Sr. Mixed 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Junior Curling 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Beginner’s Curling 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Sr. Select 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Sr. Men’s 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Thursday Ladies 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sr. Men’s 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Available for rent

Hangover League 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday Ladies 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday Night Mixed 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday Night Men’s 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Family Curling 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

For league contact information please check www.cvrd.ca

Drop-in Practice 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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COWICHAN LAKE CURLING

Cowichan Lake Recreation and Cowichan Rocks Curling are proud to host: BC Winter Games Island Zone Playoffs Friday - Sunday | Jan 7 - 9

Cowichan Rocks Curling Club Bonspiels: Ladies’ 1 Day Fun Day Saturday | Feb 5 | 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $25/person, includes curling, lunch, games and prizes Number of people: Min 20, Max 32 Fundraiser TBA House equipment is available. To register, call 250.749.6742 ext 0, or email kyle.laberge@cvrd.bc.ca Open Doubles Spiel and Club Wind-up Saturday | Mar 5 | 9:00 a.m. start $25/person includes curling, lunch and prizes. House equipment is available. To register, call 250.749.6742 ext 0, or email kyle.laberge@cvrd.bc.ca

Cowichan Rocks Curling Leagues and Drop-in

Please note: All curling league fees include Curl BC fees, insurance, tax, and club fees. Spares welcome! Non-member spare fee $7, Members $5 Licensed lounge. Monday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Monday Mixed Doubles Ages 15+

Wednesday Open Curling Ages 15+

Junior Curling Ages 7 - 15

Family Drop-in Social Curling All Ages

7:00 p.m. Jan 6 - Mar 7 $91 Half season Code: 35818

7:00 p.m. Oct 6 - Mar 9 Ongoing Code: 35971

Jan 3 moved to Jan 6 Feb 21 moved to Feb 24 No session Dec 20 & 27

No session Dec 22 & 29

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Jan 20 - Feb 17 5/$36 Code: 35983

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Jan 14 - Feb 25 Fee $3.50/person Code: 35989 Pre-register online at reccowichan.ca

No experience necessary. House brooms, sliders, sticks available for use. Must have clean shoes with grippers. Helmets recommended but not supplied. Curling Ice Rental: Cowichan Lake Recreation’s curling ice is available for rent or practice ice slots. Please contact our office to check availability and rental rates. For more information call 250.749.6742 ext. 0

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YOUBOU LANES

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane - Visit Historic Youbou Lanes This historic, beautifully maintained four-lane bowling alley, built in 1951, takes you back to the time of hand-set pins. The lanes and much of the equipment are original from the time of installation, but Youbou Lanes keeps up with the times, offering Rock ‘n Glow bowling and a licensed facility.

Winter Bowling Schedule Sunday

Mixed 10-Pin League Ages 16+ 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Jan 9 - Mar 27 12 Sessions $120 Code: 39644

Tuesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Men’s 10-Pin League Ages 16+ 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Jan 11 - Mar 29 12 Sessions $120 Code: 39645

Ladies’ 10-pin League Ages 16+ 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Jan 3 - Mar 24 11 Sessions $110 Code: 39643 Fun Night Mar 31, $10 per person.

Family Open Bowling 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Code: 40179 No bowling Apr 15

Adult Open Bowling Ages 16+ 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Code: 40181

Loonie Nights $1 per game Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6, June 3

Toonie Nights $2 per game Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 16, May 21, June 18

No experience necessary, no personal equipment required. Shoe Rental $1.65 | Locker Rental $13/year Licensed facility; no minors after 10:00 p.m. Open Bowling - Reserve a lane by calling 250.510.7135 | Once at bowling alley, regular fees apply. Fees Adults (19+) $4.50/game Teens (13 - 18) $4/game Youth (12 & under)$3.25/game Shoe rentals $1.65/visit Lane Reservation $6/lane League Spare $11/3 games Locker Rental $13/year

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Private Rentals

# of Lanes

1 hour

2 hours

3 hours

4 hours

We rent the lanes by the hour and you do the rest. Call.749.6742 ext. 0 for details. Prices include shoe rentals and tax, where applicable. Additional non-bowling time $35/hour.

1

$75.40

$119.15

$160.65

$204.35

2

$83.05

$127.85

$169.40

$212.00

3

$102.75

$157.35

$213.10

$267.75

4

$110.35

$166.10

$221.85

$276.50

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Birthday Parties at Cowichan Lake Recreation

Ice Skating Parties

We can provide a party coordinator or you can rent a space or the ice by the hour and do your own thing! For more information or to book an event at Cowichan Lake Recreation please call 250.749.6742 ext. 0. Confirmation and payment must be made a minimum two days prior to date of party.

Skating Party - Option 5

Facilities available to rent: Centennial Hall, Cowichan Lake Sports Arena, Cowichan Rocks Curling Lounge, Honeymoon Bay Hall, Mesachie Lake Hall, Youbou Hall, Youbou Lanes

Hall Kids Party - Option 1

Rent a space by the hour and do your own thing. You set up and clean up. Third party liability insurance and a damage deposit will be required. Supervision of children is the responsibility of an adult. $21.86 per hour

Hall Kids Party - Option 2

Rent a space for two hours with a party coordinator to organize games. Game time will be one hour, leaving one hour for cake and presents. We will provide basic decorations and you bring the food, refreshments, utensils, and supplies. We set up and clean up. Third party liability insurance is required and supervision of children is the responsibility of an adult. 10 children $125 | Additional child $7

Bowling Party - Option 3

Two lanes for one hour of bowling and one hour of cake time. We supply bowling shoes, a hot dog, juice, and chips for each child. Extra food will be sold at regular concession prices. We set up, clean up, and decorate. You bring the cake and goodie bags. Insurance is not required. Our Bowling Alley Coordinator will be on-site and have care and control of the facility. Pinsetters will be provided. 12 people $168 | Additional person $14

Bowling Party - Option 4

This option features everything outlined in Party Option 3, but also includes the use of four lanes. 12 people $192 | Additional person $16

Ice skating is available from August to May. Roller skating is available in June and July.

Rent the ice by the hour and do your own thing. Third party liability insurance is required and supervision of children is the responsibility of an adult. We provide our curling lounge or warm room for one hour at no cost, clean up is your responsibility. Skate rentals extra. Youth $88.26 per hour | Adult $161.88 per hour

Skating Party - Option 6

This option features everything outlined in Party Option 5, but also includes a supervisor so insurance is not required. Skate rentals extra. Youth $121 per hour | Adult $198 per hour

Skating Party - Option 7

Rent the ice by the hour and we will provide a supervisor to organize on-ice games and supervise. You bring food, refreshments, utensils, supplies, and goodie bags. We will set up, decorate, and clean up. This option includes one hour in the warm room or curling lounge. Skate rentals extra. Third party liability insurance is not required. Youth $152 per hour | Adult $227 per hour

Skating Party - Option 8

A 2.5 hour party that includes 1.5 hours of floor hockey, indoor soccer, or roller skating and equipment. We supply a party coordinator to set up, decorate, and clean up. A hot dog, juice, and fries for each guest will be served in the warm room or curling lounge. Third party liability insurance is required and supervision of children is the responsibility of an adult. $22 per person | Minimum 5 people

Skating Party - Option 9

A 3.5 hour party that includes public skating, skate rental, a hot dog, juice, and fries for each guest. Use of the curling lounge or a meeting room will be provided. You set up, decorate, and clean up. Third party liability insurance is required and supervision of children is the responsibility of an adult. $17 per person | Minimum 5 people WINTER & SPRING

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Skating Party at CCC

Available January - April Celebrate your birthday party on the ice during one of our Everyone Welcome Skates. This package includes admission and rentals for up to 15 children including the birthday star. Start off on the ice and then head over to the party room where you will serve your own refreshments. This package does not include a party leader - parental supervision is required. Additional guests pay regular admission and rental rates. Please bring your own utensils and party supplies. 3 hours $125 | Max 15 participants

Sports Party at CCC

This party package includes fun sports and activities with our party leader, such as basketball, soccer, floor hockey, and dodgeball. Just let us know what you like! We can customize this package to fit all ages and needs. Price includes up to 15 children including the birthday star. Additional guests pay $4 each. Parental supervision is required. Please bring your own utensils and party supplies. 2 hours $125 | Max 15 participants

Kinder Gym Party at CCC

Ages 1 - 4 This birthday package includes an hour of fun activities with our party leader, including basic climbing, and sports equipment, ride-on and push toys, playhouse, and more! Personalize your party by bringing your own games, music, and food. Price includes up to 15 children including the birthday star. Additional guests pay $4 each. Parental supervision is required. Please bring your own utensils and party supplies. 2 hours $125 | Max 15 participants

Arts & Crafts Party at CCC

Ages 6 - 13 Choose your theme and craft for your special day. Package includes craft supplies and instruction for up to 12 children including the birthday star. Personalize your party by bringing your own music, food and goody bags. Some parent participation may be required. Please call 250.748.7529 for available weekend dates. 2 hours $200 | Max 12 participants

Birthday Parties at the Cowichan Community Centre To book a party at the Cowichan Community Centre, please contact Jennifer Beaudoin at 250.748.7529 or Jennifer. beaudoin@cvrd.bc.ca. Custom packages are available. Please book two weeks in advance. Rental contract is required. No refrigeration services available. Please arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to your party’s scheduled time.

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Kid Zone Party at CCC

Ages 6 - 13 Have your birthday party in our Kid Zone Drop-in Centre with our fun leader and enjoy video games, pool, giant connect four, or other activities. Play for an hour, then you have the room for the next hour for presents, or to serve your own snacks and cake, etc. 2 hours $200 | Max 15 participants

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COVID-19 & RECREATION

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COVID-19 & Recreation Before visiting our facilities, please read about our Vaccination and Mask Requirements below. Facility-specific information can be found here: • • • •

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UPDATED: November 1, 2021 By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), proof of vaccination (BC Vaccine Card) is required to access some events, services and businesses. Recreation services are affected by this new initiative and we are required to follow all Provincial Health Orders (PHO). As of October 24, you must be fully vaccinated (2 doses of COVID-19 vaccination). The requirement is in place until January 31, 2022 and could be extended.

Check our website at www.cvrd.ca/3303/COVID-19-Recreation for information about how current Public Health Orders may affect your recreation program.

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EARLY YEARS

Play & Learn

Ages 3 - 4 Learn your ABC’s, 123’s and be introduced to fundamental movement skills (Physical Literacy) through play in a clean, safe and nurturing early learning environment at Cowichan Lake Recreation’s Play and Learn program. This 10-month kindergarten readiness program is designed for children to have fun, make friends and build relationships. This inclusive program supports spontaneous self-directed play and exploration as well as organized, routine activities in a comfortable and relaxed classroom environment that encourages resilience and cooperation. Registration is ongoing throughout the year. Children may be registered at 3 years old or one month prior to their third birthday. Children must be completely toilet trained, no pull-ups. Parent participation may be required. Come play and learn with us! Winter Session Monday - Friday | Jan 4 - Mar 11 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. $7.25/day | Code: 36947 Instructor: Erica Lambert No class Feb 21 Cowichan Lake Sports Arena - Playschool Room Spring Session Monday - Friday | Mar 28 - June 17 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. $7.25/day | Code: 36948 Instructor: Erica Lambert No class Apr 15 & 18, May 23 Cowichan Lake Sports Arena - Playschool Room

Fun with Learning Child Health Clinics

At our Child Health Clinics, Public Nurses are available to discuss health information, weigh and measure your children, discuss and provide immunizations and answer your questions. For appointments, please call the Health Unit at 250.709.3050. Tuesdays | 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Little Carpenters

Ages 4 - 6 Let your preschooler come and build at the Cowichan Community Workshop Co-op. Children will have an opportunity to practice carpentry skills with real tools, use their creativity, and build their very own project to take home at the end of the program. Parent participation required. Wednesdays | 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Feb 2 - 23 | 4/$40 | Code: 42064 Apr 6 - 27 | 4/$40 | Code: 42065 Instructor: Gerry Humeny Cowichan Community Workshop at The HUB

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EARLY YEARS

Jump into Music

Arts & Crafts Rainbows and Sunshine Craft Club

Ages 2.5 - 4.5 Come join our instructor for an hour of fun-filled crafts. Each day we will start and complete a different art and craft project for you to take home with you. We will be keeping our hands busy with carpentry, painting, playdough, glue, glitter and so much more. This program is a registered dropin running every Thursday. Sign up 72 hours ahead of time for the class that fits your busy and ever-changing schedule. All supplies are included. Parent participation required. Thursdays | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Jan 13 - 27 | Code: 40256 Feb 3 - Mar 10 | Code: 40257 Mar 31 - Apr 28 | Code: 40258 May 5 - 26 | Code: 40261 Registered Drop-in $5/Tot/Class Instructor: Lindsay Nash No session Mar 17 & 24 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Music & Dance Music & Movement

Ages 6 months - 4 years Join us on this music and movement journey with your little one. This program is a unique experience that teaches you about your child’s development and how you can support them in all areas of their early learning. Your child will learn about rhythm through music and instruments. Parent must attend with child. Mondays | Feb 15 - Mar 29 | 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 7/$85 | Code: 41014 Instructor: Jacquie de Jong-Seinen Cowichan Lake Sports Arena

Physical Literacy

This symbol denotes Physical Literacy based programs that focus on the development and enhancement of FUNdamental Movement Skills. These essential building blocks instill confidence that comes from skill competence and provides motivation to maintain a life-long attachment to sport, recreation and physical activity.

Ages 6 months - 4 years This one-of-a-kind music and movement program engages, educates and entertains parent and child on a musical journey around the world. It will stimulate mind/body/ spirit through diverse activities, creating a well-rounded experience! A great way for families to bond while gaining exposure to musical rudiments and cultures. Register one week before the first session starts for a 10% early bird discount, or ask about our sibling discount of 25%. Wednesdays | 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Jan 12 - Mar 9 | 9/$126 | Code: 40906 Mar 30 - May 25 | 9/$126 | Code: 40910 Instructor: Orith Horwitz Shawnigan Lake Community Centre Thursdays | 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Jan 13 - Mar 10 | 9/$126 | Code: 40643 Mar 31 - May 26 | 9/$126 | Code: 40644 Registered Drop-in $16 Instructor: Orith Horwitz Cowichan Community Centre

Musical Beginnings

Ages 18 - 36 months Do not miss this delightful introduction to music with our instructor who is a music educator and has a shining reputation with children and parents alike. Join us for a wonderful educational experience for both you and your little one. Parent participation required. Fridays | Jan 21 - Mar 11 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. | 8/$68 | Code: 40262 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. | 8/$68 | Code: 40263 Instructor: Jennie Stevens Shawnigan Lake Community Centre Fridays | Apr 1 - June 10 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. | 10/$85 | Code: 40264 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. | 10/$85 | Code: 40265 Instructor: Jennie Stevens No session Apr 15 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Baby & Me Dance

Ages 5 - 12 months Come and learn how dance, music, and play can nurture early development, while strengthening the caregiver-baby bond! Caregivers will delight in watching their little ones grow and learn while making friends and socializing with others. Fridays | 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Jan 21 - Feb 25 | 6/$50 | Code: 40124 Apr 1 - May 13 | 6/$50 | Code: 40125 May 20 - June 24 | 6/$50 | Code: 40126 Instructor: Ricki-Lee Allison No session Apr 15 Cowichan Community Centre WINTER & SPRING

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EARLY YEARS Intro to Dance

Ages 1.5 - 5 This class provides an opportunity for children to move and explore dance. This creative movement-based class will use fun, imaginative exercises and creative play to help build basic motor skills, coordination and provide a fun morning together. Ages 1.5 - 3 Fridays | 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Jan 21 - Feb 25 | 6/$50 | Code: 40132 Apr 1 - May 13 | 6/$50 | Code: 40133 May 20 - June 24 | 6/$50 | Code: 40134 Instructor: Ricki-Lee Allison No session Apr 15 Cowichan Community Centre

Barre None Sampler 1

Ages 3 - 4 Do you have a child that wants to dance, but you aren’t sure which style to try? If so, this is the perfect class. Before committing to a whole year, students can try several classes in ballet, jazz, and hip hop during each dance session. Dancers will have the opportunity to learn the basics of each style and discover which one they enjoy the most. Do not be surprised if they end up loving all three! Saturdays | 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Jan 22 - Feb 26 | 6/$45 | Code: 40266 Apr 2 - May 7 | 6/$45 | Code: 40267 Instructor: Barre None Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Ages 3 - 5 Fridays | 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Jan 21 - Feb 25 | 6/$50 | Code: 40135 Apr 1 - May 13 | 6/$50 | Code: 40136 May 20 - June 24 | 6/$50 | Code: 40137 Instructor: Ricki-Lee Allison No session Apr 15 Cowichan Community Centre

Sports, Movement & Activities Toonie Tots

Ages 0 - 4 This is where the action is, rain or shine! We set it up and you play. Come meet other parents and friends in your community. Parent or caregiver must accompany child at all times. Please note the following changes: this program now requires pre-registration for daily spots; pre-register and pay online or by calling us. Tuesdays/Fridays | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Jan 7 - 28 | Code: 40273 Feb 1 - 25 | Code: 40275 Mar 1 - 29 | Code: 40279 Apr 1 - 29 | Code: 40280 May 3 - 31 | Code: 40281 Registered Drop-in $4/Tot/Class No session Apr 15 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Kinder Gym

Visit our two locations

International Montessori Academies

2375 Koksilah Rd., Duncan and 2180 Shawnigan Lake Rd., Shawnigan Lake

Open for registration

Ages 1 - 4 Join us for endless fun as we bring out equipment for your little ones to burn off some energy. The emphasis is on fun and letting your child explore and improve their motor skills! Parent participation is required. Fridays | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Jan 14 - Feb 18 | 6/$30 | Code: 41045 Feb 25 - Apr 8 | 7/$35 | Code: 41046 Apr 22 - May 27 | 6/$30 | Code: 41047 CLR - Lower Centennial Hall

(Preschool-Grade 6) inayat@intmontessori.com

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EARLY YEARS

KinderGym

Ages 1 - 5 Does your little one have an extreme amount of energy in the morning? We have just the solution! Join us for endless fun as we bring out our preschool equipment for your little ones to burn off some energy. The emphasis is on fun and letting your child explore and improve their motor skills! Parent participation required. All KinderGym sessions are in the Genoa Room. Mondays/Wednesdays | Jan 5 - June 29 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 10 Visits $40 or Registered Drop-in $5 Pre-registration required | Code: 39999 No session Feb 21, Apr 18, May 23 Cowichan Community Centre

Parents’ Morning Out

On the first Wednesday of the month, drop your kiddos off at our KinderGym program (ages 1 - 5), then enjoy our ‘quiet room’ for yourself. Take a nap, bring a book, have a snack, or do nothing - all by yourself! Wednesdays | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4, June 1 $12 (includes Kinder Gym fee) | Code: 40990 Pre-registration required Cowichan Community Centre

Yogi Bears

Ages 3 - 5 This fun, interactive class introduces children to yoga through stories, songs, and games. Yoga helps develop motor skills, balance, coordination, concentration, focus and more. Children will experience the benefits of yoga in a creative and playful way. Tuesdays | 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Feb 8 - Mar 8 | 5/$40 | Code: 40853 Apr 5 - May 3 | 5/$40 | Code: 40855 Instructor: Sadie Bartram Cowichan Community Centre

Parent and Tot Gymnastics

Ages 1.5 - 3 This class is designed for parents and their tot to explore gymnastics in a fun way together. Children, along with their parents, will learn balance, body awareness, and self-confidence while learning basic gymnastics skills and positions. Parent participation required. If class is full, ask to be waitlisted as we will add another class at 9:30 if needed. Mondays | 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Jan 17 - Mar 7 | 7/$59.50 | Code: 40282 Mar 28 - May 9 | 6/$51 | Code: 40283 Instructor: Fran Schneidmiller No session Feb 21 & Apr 18 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre WINTER & SPRING

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EARLY YEARS

Preschool Gymnastics

Ages 3 - 4 This class is designed for the preschooler who is excited to explore gymnastics in a fun way. Children will learn balance, body awareness, and self-confidence while learning basic gymnastics skills and positions. Age 3 Mondays | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Jan 17 - Mar 7 | 7/$59.50 | Code: 40284 Mar 28 - May 9 | 6/$51 | Code: 40285 Instructor: Fran Schneidmiller No session Feb 21 & Apr 18 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre Age 4 Mondays | 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Jan 17 - Mar 7 | 5/$42.50 | Code: 40286 Mar 28 - May 9 | 6/$51 | Code: 40287 Instructor: Fran Schneidmiller No session Feb 21 & Apr 18 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

World Cup Soccer Camp

Ages 3.5 - 5 Join our coach as he encourages teamwork, skill development, and fun in this professionally developed program. Ages 3.5 - 4 Wednesdays | Jan 19 - Mar 9 | 2:35 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. 8/$54 | Code: 40316 Instructor: Brett Hyslop Shawnigan Lake Community Centre Wednesdays | Mar 30 - May 18 | 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 8/$54 | Code: 40317 Instructor: Brett Hyslop Shawnigan Lake Community Centre Ages 4 - 5 Wednesdays | Jan 19 - Mar 9 | 3:05 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. 8/$54 | Code: 40816 Instructor: Brett Hyslop Shawnigan Lake Community Centre Wednesdays | Mar 30 - May 18 | 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8/$54 | Code: 40818 Instructor: Brett Hyslop Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Online Registration:

To use online registration you will need login information, and a credit card. Please contact your local recreation centre to set up your family’s account. You can access online registration from our website www.cvrd.ca

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Tide Soccer

Ages 3.5 - 6 Join our friends at Tide Soccer for this fun introduction to soccer for young children. Each session will involve skill building, movement and agility development, and plenty of games and activities. This is an indoor program so please bring clean runners. Registration fee includes a Tide Soccer training shirt. Ages 3.5 - 4 Wednesdays | Jan 19 - Mar 2 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:05 p.m. 7/$56 | Code: 41184 Cowichan Community Centre Ages 5 - 6 Wednesdays | Jan 19 - Mar 2 | 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7/$63 | Code: 42145 Cowichan Community Centre

Intro to Soccer

Ages 4 - 5 | Born 2017 This program introduces soccer to young children. Basic skills and rules will be touched upon, but the main focus will be on keeping the players moving and having fun. Saturdays | Apr 23 - May 28 | 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 6/$42 | Code: 40823 Instructor: Norah O’Reilly-Ryan KPRC - Sports Fields

Intro to T-Ball

Ages 4 - 5 | Born 2017 This program will offer a fun, non-competitive introduction to t-ball. Your child will learn the basics of throwing, running bases, hitting, and catching within an encouraging atmosphere. Saturdays | Apr 23 - May 28 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. | 6/$42 | Code: 40828 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. | 6/$42 | Code: 40829 KPRC - Sports Fields

Mini Sports Sampler

Ages 4 - 6 This program will give kids a chance to try a variety of sports and find out what they like! Sports will include basketball, floor hockey, soccer, Pickleball, lacrosse, and more. Our leaders will focus on developing sport-specific skills and basic movement skills, such as agility, balance, and speed. Mondays | 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Jan 10 - Feb 14 | 6/$36 | Code: 41148 Apr 4 - May 16 | 6/$36 | Code: 41149 No session Apr 18 Cowichan Community Centre

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PHYSICAL LITERACY

Physical literacy is the key to being

ACTIVE FOR LIFE What is Physical Literacy?

Physical Literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. (The International Physical Literacy Association, May 2014) Physical activity is a lot more fun when we’re physically literate. If we want children to be active for life, they need to develop physical literacy at a young age. Physicalliteracy.ca offers coaches, recreation professionals and health practitioners access to a wide range of resources that can help people become physically literate.

What are Fundamental Movement Skills?

Fundamental movement skills are the foundation for an active life. This list contains 25 fundamental movement skills which children can learn:

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Balancing Catching Climbing Cycling Dodging Dribbling Hopping Jumping Kicking Landing Rhythmic Movement Rotating

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Running Skating / Skiing Skipping Sliding Striking with an implement Striking with hand Swimming Throwing Trapping with an implement Trapping with feet/body Tumbling Walking

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SUBSIDY

Subsidy Programs CVRD Recreation Assistance Programs

The CVRD’s Recreation and Culture division is committed to providing accessible and affordable recreation programs. Families living in areas A, B, C, D, E, F, I, the City of Duncan, and Town of Lake Cowichan are eligible to apply for the Recreation Assistance Program if your combined family income is at or below the Statistics Canada Low Income Threshold. Areas A, B, C, D (Mill Bay, Malahat, Cobble Hill, Shawnigan Lake, & Cowichan Bay) Contact: Janine at 250.743.5922 or download a copy of the application form at www.cvrd.ca. Areas D & E (Cowichan Bay, Cowichan Station, Sahtlam, Glenora, Duncan, & North Cowichan South of Herd Rd.) Contact: Jennifer at 250.746.3414 or download a copy of the application form at www.cvrd.ca. Areas F, I & the Town of Lake Cowichan (Cowichan Lake South, Skutz Falls, Youbou, & Meade Creek) Contact: CLSA at 250.749.6742.

KidSport™

KidSport™ Cowichan is a community based volunteer managed sport charity that provides grants for children to participate in a season of sport. The goal is to ensure that kids who might not otherwise be able to access organized sports have the chance to do so. KidSport Cowichan encompasses the entire Cowichan Valley and includes the following communities: Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake, Cobble Hill, Cowichan Bay, Glenora, Cowichan Station, City of Duncan, Sahtlam, Mesachie Lake, Honeymoon Bay, Town of Lake Cowichan, Municipality of North Cowichan, Town of Ladysmith, Saltair, North Oyster, Cowichan Tribes, Penelakut Tribe, Chemainus, Halalt, Lake Cowichan, and Lyackson First Nations. Our mission… to remove the financial barriers that prevent some children from playing organized sports! Our vision…so all kids can play! Apply at www.kidsport.ca/cowichan

Jumpstart

The Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program is a program that allows children and youth to participate in sport and recreation in their community without having to worry about their financial constraints. This program places emphasis on children and youth who are inactive with the goal to assist them to take the necessary steps to make healthier lifestyle changes. For more information, visit: jumpstart.canadiantire.ca

Cowichan Valley Performing Arts Foundation

The CVPAF is the only locally-founded, not-for-profit organization in the Cowichan Valley dedicated to providing financial assistance and funding through bursaries and scholarships solely to youth (ages 18 and under) applicants requiring support to pursue performing arts activities and education in music, theatre, dance and singing. Apply at: www.cvrd.ca/1866/Subsidy-Information

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School’s Out Days & Spring Break Kid Zone - School’s Out Days

Ages 6 - 10 Join the Kid Zone School’s Out Camp for an exciting and action-packed day! There are a variety of activities, sports and games, so pack your bags with a big healthy lunch, plenty of water and appropriate clothing for skating, and games in the gym or outside. Friday | Feb 18 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 1/$40 | Code: 40138 Cowichan Community Centre Monday | Apr 11 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 1/$40 | Code: 40139 Cowichan Community Centre Friday | May 6 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 1/$40 | Code: 40140 Cowichan Community Centre

School’s Out Day Camp - Skating, Park Explorations and a Movie

Ages 6 - 10 A fun-filled day will amp you up with skating at Kerry Park. We’ll visit an amazing outdoor playground in South Cowichan. After all that action, camp will wind down and warm up with hot cocoa and a movie! Please send children with warm clothes, suitable outdoor shoes and a filling lunch. Friday | Feb 18 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 1/$40 | Code: 40757 Kerry Park Recreation Centre

School’s Out Day Camp The Raptors and Bright Angel Park

Ages 6 - 10 We’re excited to be cruising down to The Raptors to visit our feathered friends in Duncan. After learning about birds of prey and catching a demonstration, we will enjoy nature with a visit to Bright Angel Park. Please send children with warm clothes, suitable outdoor shoes and a filling lunch. Friday | May 6 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 1/$40 | Code: 40760 Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Spring Break Explorers

Ages 6 - 10 Come join our leader for our fun-filled, exciting, actionpacked Spring Break camp. Out-trips, games, arts, crafts, swimming, skating, gym time - we have it all! Please pack a healthy lunch, water and appropriate clothes for the weather, along with swim gear and helmets for skating. Monday - Friday | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mar 14 - 18 | 5/$165 | Code: 40141 Mar 21 - 25 | 5/$165 | Code: 40142 Cowichan Community Centre

Spring Break Adventure Camp

Ages 6 - 10 School is out! Join us for two fun-filled weeks with friends. Your week will be filled with games, crafts, experiments, sports, skating and much more. A schedule will be available one week prior to camp start. Please send your child with a healthy lunch, snacks, and plenty to drink each day. Please fill out a camp registration form at time of registration. Monday - Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mar 14 - 18 | 5/$160 | Code: 40598 Mar 21 - 25 | 5/$160 | Code: 40599 Kerry Park Recreation Centre

School’s Out Day Camp Transfer Beach and Beach Crafts

Mini Sports Camp

Ages 6 - 10 Join our leaders as we hop on the bus and travel to Transfer Beach Park. We’ll enjoy the amazing play structure as well as some beachy explorations. After being inspired by nature, we’ll create some beautiful beach-themed crafts. Please send children with warm clothes, suitable outdoor shoes and a filling lunch.

Ages 4 - 6 Join us for this action-packed multi-sport camp where we will introduce your child to a variety of sports. We will keep them moving and engaged with a different sport each day, such as basketball, floor hockey, and soccer. Our leader will focus on developing sport-specific skills and basic movement skills, such as agility, balance, and speed. Please bring clean runners, a healthy snack, and a water bottle.

Monday | Apr 11 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 1/$40 | Code: 40759 Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Monday - Friday | Mar 14 - 18 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 5/$70 | Code: 41145 Cowichan Community Centre

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Spring Break Sports Camp

Ages 6 - 9 This active camp will give kids the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and activities throughout the week. Activities will include swimming, skating, bowling, gymnastics, and all sorts of sports and games. Plus we always throw in a surprise activity or two! Participants are asked to wear athletic clothing and running shoes, and bring a healthy lunch and plenty to drink. Camp schedule will be emailed out the week before camp start. Monday - Friday | Mar 21 - 25 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 5/$165 | Code: 41136 Cowichan Community Centre

Royalty Dance Camp

Ages 5 - 8 Calling all Princes, Princesses, and Descendants! Have a ball exploring different styles of dance including ballet, hip hop, jazz and more. We will make crafts, play games, and spend time outside while using our imaginations exploring all there is to see and do in the magical castle. Campers should bring a healthy snack and water. Dance attire is suggested but not required. Monday - Friday | Mar 14 - 18 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 5/$99 | Code: 40144 Instructor: Ricki-Lee Allison Cowichan Community Centre

True Colours Art Camp

Ages 6 - 12 Discover the magic of colour – how to mix brilliant colours and how different colours look together to make art that pops. Create colour collages and some illusions, and learn how to blend different mediums like coloured pencil and paints. Monday - Friday | Mar 21 - 25 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 5/$175 | Code: 40606 Instructor: Cowichan Valley Arts Council Cowichan Community Centre

Fabric and Fibre Crafts Camp

Ages 7 - 12 From hand sewing to sewing machine projects, and knitting and crocheting, participants will create a variety of projects. Come prepared to learn the basic hand and machine stitches necessary to hold your projects together and decorate the finished project. There is a $40 material fee, payable directly to WestView Learning on first day. Monday - Friday | Mar 14 - 18 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 5/$200 | Code: 40608 WestView Learning Classroom 3248 Cowichan Valley Highway (Old Somenos Hall)

Robots Camp

Ages 7 - 12 This camp will explore different styles of dance such as ballet, jazz, hip hop and musical theatre. Students will learn dance technique and work on choreographed dances for a mini performance on our last day. This fun camp also includes crafts, games, and more! Remember your lunch, snacks, and water bottle. Get ready for a week of fun.

Ages 8 - 14 Participants will learn to build different models and create their own custom design robots and build different courses to challenge their robotic skills using Lego’s 4 different robot kits: Lego Boost, Lego MindStorms EV3, the new Robot Inventor, and Technic Blocks & Bricks. Participants will code solutions to the courses, and show their skills in remotecontrol challenges. COVID-19 precautions, including mask requirements, will be communicated the week prior to camp.

Monday - Friday | Mar 21 - 25 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 5/$190 | Code: 40145 Instructor: Ricki-Lee Allison Cowichan Community Centre

Monday - Friday | Mar 21 - 25 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 5/$300 | Code: 40625 WestView Learning Classroom 3248 Cowichan Valley Highway (Old Somenos Hall)

Natural Wonders Art Camp

Tennis Camp

Monday - Friday | Mar 14 - 18 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 5/$175 | Code: 40605 Instructor: Cowichan Valley Arts Council Cowichan Community Centre

Monday - Friday | Mar 21 - 25 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 5/$105 | Code: 41175 Instructor: Alex Dodd Cowichan Community Centre

Dance Camp

Ages 6 - 12 The outdoor environment offers some inspiration for art from driftwood and recycled and found treasures. This week, we will explore how to transform these materials into wild sculpture, intricate weaving or painting and prints. We’ll make natural inks, paper and books as well.

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Ages 8 - 12 Learn the basics of tennis, ground strokes, volleying, the service return, as well as strategies for game play and keeping score. The emphasis is on FUN. Please make sure you bring water, snack, and a tennis racquet. Racquets are provided if necessary.

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Master Chef in the Making Camp

Ages 9 - 14 Calling all kids who love to cook! Join our instructors for this hands-on class and learn delicious recipes, kitchen safety, cleanliness, organization, recycling, reducing, and reusing. Each class you will create your own dishes, take them home to share, and enjoy the taste of your success. You will also take a break from the kitchen to blow off some steam, and create your own recipe book so you can make the dishes at home. All ingredients and supplies provided. Monday - Friday | Mar 21 - 25 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 5/$125 | Code: 40903 Instructor: Lori King Cowichan Community Centre

Mountain Biking Camp

Ages 10 - 14 Nolan Riding is pleased to offer this dynamic spring break mountain bike camp. Come and develop your skills and technique with our expert coaches as we guide and instruct you on some of Cowichan’s best trails! Featuring both Cobble Hill Mountain (Mon - Tues) and Mount Tzouhalem (Wed - Fri), this camp is ideal for kids who have some previous mountain biking experience and enjoy spending time learning outdoors. Please bring a bike, helmet, lunch, and plenty to drink. Monday - Friday | Mar 14 - 18 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 5/$350 | Code: 40896 Instructors: Nolan Riding Cobble Hill Mountain & Mount Tzouhalem

KEEP CALM

Spring Break Park Scavenger Hunt

Want to participate in a fun, free, outdoor activity during the first week of Spring Break? Every day for four days, we’ll post a hint on our social media to tell you which South Cowichan Park to visit and look for a clue. Collect all the clues throughout the week to find the password, submit the password to the Kerry Park office, and be entered into a draw to win a Family Prize Pack from South Cowichan Recreation! Winner drawn on March 17. Monday - Thursday | Mar 14 - 17 FREE Activity South Cowichan Parks

Physical Literacy

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LOVE SKATING Register to become a member of our club today! As proud members of Skate Canada our professional coaches offer opportunities for skaters at all levels:

CanSkate

STARSkate

CompetitiveSkate

To register call: (250) 743-5476 Visit us at: kerryparkskatingclub.ca

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After School

Arts & Crafts

Kid Zone

Shawnigan Arts and Crafts Club

Ages 7 - 14 Parents: do you need a little extra time after school to run errands, or get a few things from the grocery store? Does your kiddo want to socialize or hang out with new friends? Come check out Kid Zone Drop-in Centre, staffed by friendly, child-centered people who will supervise fun and dynamic after school activities, such as board games, pool tournaments, crafts and video gaming. Stop by to pick up our monthly activity calendar. Monday - Friday | Jan 4 - June 24 FREE Drop-in Closed on Non-Instructional Days, Spring Break and Statutory Holidays Cowichan Community Centre

After School Program (Cowichan Lake)

Kindergarten - Grade 5 This 10-month After School Program will help your child grow courage, develop resiliency skills, self-confidence and learn about being active for life in a safe, supportive and caring environment. Upon registration with SD79, bussing is available from Palsson School, Lake Cowichan School and Mount Prevost. Monthly payment plan is available. One-hour and two-hour early dismissal sessions available. Pro-D days are not available at this time. Varied curriculum includes projects, games, movement activities and more. Parent participation is not required. Healthy snacks provided. This program is exempt under the Childcare Licensing Regulations section 3(f)(i and ii). Program follows SD79 school calendar. Winter Session Monday - Friday | Jan 4 - Mar 11 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. $10/day | Code: 36944 Facilitator: Erica Lambert No session Feb 18 & 21 | Early dismissal day Jan 26 CLR - Lower Centennial Hall Spring Session Monday - Friday | Mar 28 - June 17 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. $10/day | Code: 36945 Facilitator: Erica Lambert No session Apr 11, 15 & 18, May 6 & 23 Early dismissal days Apr 14 & 27, May 18 CLR - Lower Centennial Hall

Ages 6 - 12 In this new and exciting class, students will work on a variety of arts and craft projects. They will explore different mediums such as painting, drawing, personal t-shirt designing, themed crafts and so much more! This class is fun for all ages and skill levels. Our instructor will tap in to and awaken your creative side, while introducing students to technical skills. All supplies provided. Ages 6 - 8 Fridays | 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Jan 21 - Feb 25 | 6/$60 | Code: 40825 Apr - May 13 | 6/$60 | Code: 40827 Instructor: Natalie McCullough No session Apr 15 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre Ages 9 - 12 Fridays | 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Jan 21 - Feb 25 | 6/$60 | Code: 40844 Apr 1 - May 13 | 6/$60 | Code: 40846 Instructor: Natalie McCullough No session Apr 15 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Arts & Crafts for Kids

Ages 7 - 12 In this class, young artists will practice their creativity and painting techniques to get a foundation in visual arts. They’ll discover a wide range of materials and use them for imaginative projects inspired by great artists and processes. Discover, create, and have fun, all while making unique projects such as a painted owl on driftwood, sand and shell canvas. Tuesdays | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Feb 1 - 22 | 4/$80 | Code: 40691 Apr 5 - 26 | 4/$80 | Code: 40692 Instructor: Connie Smith Cowichan Community Centre

Watercolours for Kids

Ages 8 - 12 Has your child been bitten by the artistic bug? Watercolour painting is the perfect way to explore the fine arts in further detail. Children will learn about the preparation and application of watercolour paints as well as how to use many beautiful techniques to achieve wonderful results. There is an additional $15 fee for supplies that you get to keep. Thursdays | Mar 31 - Apr 21 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 4/$90 | Code: 41283 Instructor: Cim McDonald Kerry Park Recreation Centre

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Performing Arts Shawnigan Kids’ Theatre Troupe

Ages 7 - 16 Paul Belanger is back and ready to take all young thespians on a journey they’ll never forget. The spring production in March 2022 will be “Jungle Book”. Our mission is to use theatre to help enhance the overall emotional growth of an individual by building self-confidence and self-esteem. This children’s theatre intensive program includes 11 weeks of professional training in acting, musical voice lessons, articulation and voice projection, improvisation, all aspects of theatre etiquette, opportunity to perform in a live theatre production, learning to work together in a team environment, towards a common goal of providing the community with a quality, professional theatre production and best of all - making memories that last a lifetime! There will be 5 days of full production commitment required from June 15 - 19 with a dress rehearsal and 4 shows. There may be additional costs for costumes. Ages 7 - 11 Mondays/Saturdays | Mar 28 - June 19 Mondays | 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturdays | 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 12 Weeks $430 | Code: 41001 Instructor: Paul Belanger No session Apr 16 & 18, May 21 & 23 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre Ages 12 - 16 Tuesdays/Saturdays | Mar 28 - June 19 Tuesdays | 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturdays | 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 12 Weeks $430 | Code: 41217 Instructor: Paul Belanger No session Apr 16 & 19, May 21 & 24 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Barre None Sampler 2

Music & Dance Violin/Fiddle for Beginners

Ages 6 - 16 This class is designed for beginner string players. We will cover topics such as rhythm, note-reading, common string music notation, and string player vocabulary. Fingerboard “geography” and intervals will be also be taught. Thursdays | Feb 3 - 24 | 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 4/$140 | Code: 40899 Instructor: Yulia Rabinovich Cowichan Community Centre

Ages 5 - 7 Do you have a child that wants to dance, but you aren’t sure which style to try? If so, this is the perfect class. Before committing to a whole year, students can try several classes in ballet, jazz, and hip hop during each dance session. Dancers will have the opportunity to learn the basics of each style and discover which one they enjoy the most. Do not be surprised if they end up loving all three! Saturdays | 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Jan 22 - Feb 26 | 6/$45 | Code: 40821 Apr 2 - May 7 | 6/$45 | Code: 40822 Instructor: Barre None Shawnigan Lake Community Centre WINTER & SPRING

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Babysitter’s Training

Education Home Alone

Ages 9 - 12 Being home alone can be uncomfortable and unsafe for a child if they are not prepared. This course will provide your child with the basic skills to stay home alone safely (and enjoy it). We will cover tips and real life scenarios to engage and inspire your child to be responsible and knowledgeable when home alone.

Ages 11+ This educational program offered by Kidproof includes first aid skills, household safety, behaviour management, child development, and dealing with strangers. We will also have some fun with games and activities that every babysitter can use. This course includes a certificate upon completion. Participants must be 11 years old by the start of class. Saturday | Jan 29 | 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 1/$60 | Code: 41038 Instructor: Lexi Liddle Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Wednesday | Feb 23 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 1/$25 | Code: 40511 Instructor: Cheryl Proctor Cowichan Community Centre

Saturday | Mar 5 | 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 1/$60 | Code: 40734 Instructor: Lexi Liddle Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Wednesday | May 18 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 1/$25 | Code: 40512 Instructor: Cheryl Proctor Cowichan Community Centre

Saturday | Apr 9 | 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 1/$60 | Code: 41039 Instructor: Lexi Liddle Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Home Alone + First Aid

Ages 10+ We have combined the At Home Alone program with the Kid Proof First Aid for Kids course to help prepare your child for an emergency. Students will learn how to respond to emergencies and stay safe while at home alone. Saturday | Jan 22 | 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 1/$45 | Code: 40137 Instructor: Cheryl Proctor Shawnigan Lake Community Centre Saturday | Feb 12 | 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 1/$45 | Code: 40735 Instructor: Cheryl Proctor Kerry Park Recreation Centre

High Five

Ages 15+ HIGH FIVE® is a highly recognized quality assurance program designed to help ensure that recreation and sport programs are delivered in ways that support the healthy development of children aged 4 to 12. This half-day training will help frontline leaders (i.e. camp leaders, coaches, child care workers) improve the quality of the programs they deliver and gain more confidence, knowledge, and tools when leading children’s programs. Course content covers the five Principles of Healthy Child Development and HIGH FIVE® Design Guidelines and how to create environments where children thrive. Successful candidates will receive a HIGH FIVE® certificate. Friday | June 3 | 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 1/$80 | Code: 40671 Cowichan Community Centre

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Street Smart Cycling Skills for Kids

Ages 6 - 14 Do you want to feel more comfortable and safe riding your bike on the road? Learn to become a Street Smart cyclist. The day will include basic bike maintenance, rules of the road, common cycling routes, rider visibility and safety, road positioning, traffic lights, bike set up, bike handling, proper braking, and understanding your gears. Gain confidence through cycling games and have fun. All participants must have a certified biking helmet, fully functioning bike and basic riding skills. Bring snack, water and weather appropriate clothing. Ages 6 - 9 Saturday | Apr 9 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1/$40 | Code: 40776 Instructor: Stephen Pilcher KPRC - Curling Rink Ages 10 - 14 Saturday | Apr 9 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 1/$40 | Code: 40777 Instructor: Stephen Pilcher KPRC - Curling Rink

ParticipACTION Bike Rodeo “Shawnigan Style”

Join us on this Pro-D Day! Bring your bike and a helmet and spend a few hours learning all about bikes. Bike wash, bike safety, bike craft, bike obstacle course, bike maintenance, and bike road safety. Bring some toonies as the Kona Ice Truck will be at the event! Friday | May 6 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. FREE Admission | Code: 41251 SLCC - Side Parking Lot

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General Interest Master Chef in the Making

Ages 9 - 14 Calling all kids who love to cook! Join our instructors for this hands-on class and learn delicious recipes, kitchen safety, cleanliness, organization, recycling, reducing, and reusing. Each class you will create your own dishes, take them home to share, and enjoy the taste of your success. You will also create your own recipe book so you can make the dishes at home. All ingredients and supplies provided. Wednesdays | Feb 16 - Mar 9 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 4/$100 | Code: 40975 Instructor: Lori King Cowichan Community Centre

Tech & Design for Kids

Ages 10 - 14 Using fabric, paper, fibre, computer/iPad software, 3D printers, conductive thread, LEDs, and traditional craft materials, participants will try their hand at designing wearable and other 3D circuit projects. Students need to be prepared to get their hands dirty! Supply cost of $75, payable to instructor on first day, includes a microcontroller to enjoy their projects at home. Please contact instructor if family already has a micro-controller. Mondays | Jan 10 - Feb 14 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 6/$99 | Code: 40642 Westview Learning Classroom 3248 Cowichan Valley Highway (Old Somenos Hall)

Remember to: Stay at home when you’re sick, even if symptoms are mild Wash your hands with soap and water frequently or use hand sanitizer

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Sports, Movement & Activities Kerry Park Youth Soccer League

Ages 5 - 10 | Under 6 - 11 This soccer league is focused on developing skills, teamwork, and having fun. Coaches will be encouraging fair play, fair time, and educating children on the rules and respect of the game. Games will be played on Saturdays at the Kerry Park Sports Fields. Once-a-week practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays for ages U7 – U11. Please visit our web page for more details. Practices will be held at the Kerry Park fields during the fall and in South End gymnasiums during the winter. Kerry Park Youth Soccer League is only possible through the time and generosity of our volunteer coaches. Contact darcy.kulai@cvrd.bc.ca to learn how you can get involved. U6 Co-ed | Born 2016 Winter 2022 | Jan 22 - Mar 12 1 Season $44 | Code: 35461 | $54 after Jan 11 Sibling Discount: U6 save $10 U7 - U11 | Born 2011 - 2015 Partial Year | Jan 22 - Mar 12 Pro-rated pricing available if space remains. Please call Kerry Park to check availability. Age Groups: U7 Co-ed U8 Boys U9 Boys U8/9 Girls U10/11 Girls U10/11 Boys

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Refund Policy Withdrawals must take place a minimum of one week prior to the season start date to receive a full refund. Prorated refunds for late withdrawal requests will only be given if we are able to fill your space with a waitlisted participant. All withdrawals are subject to a $5 administration fee. Please note that weather conditions for winter soccer can be unpredictable. Cancellations may occur due to conditions such as frozen playing surfaces, standing water and other field conditions that may increase the risk of injury to players or damage to fields. No refunds will be given for cancellations due to weather and fields conditions. Thank you to our generous sponsors: Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, Brentwood College School, Bridgemans Bistro, Cowichan Athletic Sales, Cowichan Eyecare, Cowichan Valley Running, Darren Meiner Real Estate, Doran & Sons Plumbing & Heating, Drillwell Enterprises, Experience Cycling, Fisher Road Recycling, Forever Photography, Great Greens Farm Market, Isherwood Body & Fender, Mill Bay Paint & Hardware, Pharmasave, Shawnigan Lake School, Summit Mechanical Systems, Thrifty Foods, Tim Hortons, Tousaw Holding Corporation, Valley Health & Fitness, Volume One Bookstore, and World Cup Soccer Camp.

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World Cup Soccer Camp

Ages 6 - 8 Join our coach as he encourages teamwork, skill development, and fun in this professionally developed program. Wednesdays | Mar 30 - May 18 | 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 8/$64 | Code: 40487 Instructor: Brett Hyslop Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

World Cup Soccer Academy

This soccer program will focus on developing basic skills and teaching small sided game tactics. Our head coach has coached professionally for more than 20 years, has worked with our National Team Program, and trained at Barcelona Academy of South America. U8 - U10 (Born 2012 - 2014) Fridays | Apr 22 - June 10 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8/$110 | Code: 40830 Instructor: Brett Hyslop KPRC - Sports Fields U11 - U13 (Born 2009 - 2011) Fridays | Apr 22 - June 10 | 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 8/$110 | Code: 40831 Instructor: Brett Hyslop KPRC - Sports Fields

Sports Sampler

Ages 6 - 8 This program will give kids a chance to try a variety of sports and find out what they like! Sports will include basketball, floor hockey, soccer, lacrosse, and more. Teamwork and fair play will be encouraged at all times. Please bring clean runners and a water bottle. Thursdays | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Jan 13 - Feb 17 | 6/$36 | Code: 41146 Apr 7 - May 19 | 6/$36 | Code: 41147 No session Apr 21 Cowichan Community Centre

Sports Sampler for Girls

Ages 6 - 9 This program will give girls a chance to try a variety of sports and find out what they like! Sports may include soccer, softball, lacrosse, Pickleball, Ultimate, and martial arts. Our leader will focus on developing sport-specific skills and basic movement skills in a fun and safe environment. Mondays | Apr 25 - June 6 | 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 6/$42 | Code: 40953 Instructor: Norah O’Reilly-Ryan No session May 23 KPRC - Sports Fields

U14 - U16 (Born 2006 - 2008) Fridays | Apr 22 - June 10 | 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 8/$110 | Code: 40832 Instructor: Brett Hyslop KPRC - Sports Fields

Futsal

Ages U10 - U12 (Born 2010 - 2012) Futsal is a sport in its own right which does not compete with soccer but serves to enrich it. Essentially structured indoor soccer, futsal provides the ideal environment for producing technically excellent soccer players, with particular emphasis on passing, dribbling, and close control. Program is in the gym so please bring indoor shoes. Fridays | Jan 21 - Feb 25 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Drop-in $4.25 Cowichan Community Centre

Online Registration:

To use online registration you will need login information, and a credit card. Please contact your local recreation centre to set up your family’s account. You can access online registration from our website www.cvrd.ca

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CHILDREN & YOUTH Softball Development Clinics

Ages 7 - 18 All players are invited to participate in development clinics that will hone their skills and provide them with confidence going forward. Skills will be taught in an encouraging environment that focuses on fun. New players are warmly welcomed and encouraged to join. Skills will include hitting mechanics, fielding technique, throwing, catching, and game positioning. Players are asked to bring their own glove if they have one. Ages 7 - 13 Sunday | Mar 27 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 1/$12 | Code: 41156 | Instructor: Moe Runzer KPRC - Sports Fields Tuesday | Mar 29 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 1/$10 | Code: 41155 | Instructor: Moe Runzer Shawnigan Hills Athletic Park Ages 13 - 18 Sunday | Mar 27 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 1/$12 | Code: 41158 | Instructor: Moe Runzer KPRC - Sports Fields

South Cowichan Youth Softball

This league is for youth looking to get out and play some softball. It is suitable for new or experienced players. Registration includes two field slots per week for Intro - Major teams, one slot per week for T-Ball teams. All players will receive a team shirt and a team and individual picture. Players need their own glove and batting helmet; all other equipment is provided. Apr 9 - June 18 | 11 Weeks | No session Apr 18, May 23 Early Bird Fee (until Mar 30) | Intro - Major $70 | T-Ball $45 Regular Fee (after Mar 30) | Intro - Major $80 | T-Ball $55 Kerry Park Sports Fields and Shawnigan Hills Athletic Park Age Groups: T-ball Intro Junior Intermediate Senior Major

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Coaches Volunteer parent coaches are in high demand in all divisions. Commitment, positivity, and community spirit are key attributes. Experience is appreciated but not required. Umpires Interested youth umpires (aged 14+) are needed for officiating lower divisions. Adult umpires, or experienced youth umpires are in high demand for older divisions. Umpires are required to have a keen understanding of the game, but certification is not required. Umpires are paid. Contact darcy.kulai@cvrd.bc.ca for details regarding coaching and umpiring opportunities. Refund Policy Withdrawals must take place a minimum of one (1) week prior to the season start date in order to receive a full refund. If a withdrawal request is received after the season start date, a prorated refund will be given only up until April 19. No refunds will be given after April 19, unless a waitlisted participant can take the space. All withdrawals are subject to a $5 admin fee. Thank you to our generous sponsors: Co-op, Country Grocer, Cowichan Athletic Sales, Cowichan Woodwork, Drillwell Enterprises, Forever Photography, G. Doran & Sons Plumbing & Heating, Gravel Hill Supplies, The Lakehouse at Shawnigan, Mason’s Store & Patio, Mill Bay Centre, Tim Hortons, True Grain Cowichan Bay.

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CHILDREN & YOUTH Beginner Gymnastics

Ages 5 - 10 You might see a few changes to our gymnastics classes. In order to meet social distancing guidelines and in guidance with Gymnastics BC Return to Play Guidelines, we have made a few adaptations to our popular program. Children of all skill levels are challenged to learn different elements containing rotation, balance, flight, swing, and spring. Children will experiment by working on a variety of equipment, including the balance beam, uneven bars, and floor exercise. Gymnastics registration form must be completed for all participants prior to the start of the first class. Ages 5 - 6 Saturdays | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Jan 22 - Mar 12 | 8/$80 | Code: 40848 Apr 2 - June 11 | 10/$100 | Code: 40851 Instructor: Stacie Bengts No session Apr 16 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre Ages 7 - 10 Saturdays | 10:05 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. Jan 21 - Mar 12 | 8/$80 | Code: 40852 Apr 2 - June 11 | 10/$100 | Code: 40854 Instructor: Stacie Bengts No session Apr 16 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Continuing Gymnastics

Ages 6 - 12 Gymnasts will move forward, developing their skills on the balance beam, uneven bars, floor exercise, and vault. Gymnastics registration form must be completed for all participants prior to the start of the first class. It is preferred (but not required) that level 3 in the beginner program be completed prior to participating in this class. Please check with staff if you are unsure if this is the right class for your child. Ages 6 - 8 Intermediate Saturdays | 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Jan 22 - Mar 12 | 8/$100 | Code: 40860 Apr 2 - June 11 | 10/$125 | Code: 40861 Instructor: Stacie Bengts No session Apr 16 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre Ages 9 - 12 Continuing Saturdays | 12:35 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. Jan 22 - Mar 12 | 8/$120 | Code:40863 Apr 2 - June 11 | 10/$150 | Code: 40864 Instructor: Stacie Bengts No session Apr 16 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

BC Grassroots Rugby Foundation Pop Up & Play

Ages 5 - 12 Join BC Grassroots Rugby Foundation for this fun introduction to rugby. Each session will consist of skillbuilding, movement development, and scrimmages. Rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in Canada and is a great way for kids to develop confidence, discipline, and fitness. Program will be non-contact and registration fee includes a t-shirt. Ages 5 - 8 Fridays | Jan 14 - Mar 4 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8/$48 | Code: 41759 Instructor: Clay Panga Brentwood College Turf Field Wednesdays | Apr 20 - June 8 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 8/$40 | Code: 40954 Instructor: Clay Panga KPRC - Sports Fields Ages 9 - 12 Fridays | Jan 14 - Mar 4 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8/$48 | Code: 41762 Instructor: Clay Panga Brentwood College Turf Field Wednesdays | Apr 20 - June 8 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 8/$40 | Code: 40956 Instructor: Clay Panga KPRC - Sports Fields

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Basketball

Ages 8 - 15 This program is a great way for youth to get some basketball in during the spring. Our coaches will keep everyone moving, with each session featuring skills, fun games, and plenty of scrimmage time. Ages 8 - 11 Wednesdays | Apr 13 - May 25 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7/$42 | Code: 42146 Cowichan Community Centre Ages 12 - 15 Wednesdays | Apr 13 - May 25 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 7/$42 | Code: 42147 Cowichan Community Centre

Tennis

Ages 6 - 14 Learn the basics of tennis, ground strokes, volleying, the service return, as well as strategies for the game play and keeping score. The emphasis is on fun. Tennis racquets are available or you can bring your own. Ages 6 - 9 Tuesdays | Apr 12 - May 10 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 5/$55 | Code: 41182 Cowichan Community Centre Ages 10 - 14 Tuesdays | Apr 12 - May 10 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 5/$55 | Code: 41183 Cowichan Community Centre

Tennis

Ages 8 - 11 In this beginner program players will learn to serve, rally, play points, and have fun! We will use modified equipment and red and green dot balls to make learning easier, faster, and more enjoyable. Racquets will be provided if needed. Mondays | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jan 17 - Mar 7 | 8/$200 | Code: 40944 Apr 4 - May 16 | 6/$150 | Code: 40945 Instructor: Art Hobbs No session Apr 18 Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

Family Badminton

Ages 10+ This drop-in program is designed for families or individuals who want to get out and play this fun, active sport. Badminton improves fitness, agility, balance, and hand-eye coordination. Racquets and shuttlecocks will be available or you can bring your own.

Youth Basketball

Grades 1 - 7 This active program will give kids a chance to build skills and play basketball in a fun, supportive environment. Each session will feature skill development, movement training, fun games, and scrimmages. Please bring indoor shoes and a water bottle. Grades 1 - 2 Thursdays | Jan 13 - Mar 3 | 6:10 p.m. - 7:10 p.m. 8/$48 | Code: 40833 George Bonner Elementary Grades 3 - 4 Thursdays | Jan 13 - Mar 3 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 8/$48 | Code: 40834 George Bonner Elementary Grades 5 - 7 Thursdays | Jan 13 - Mar 3 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 8/$56 | Code: 40836 Thursdays | Jan 13 - Mar 3 | 6:20 p.m. - 7:35 p.m. 8/$56 | Code: 40837 George Bonner Elementary

Drop-in Bouldering

Ages 7 - 18 No experience is necessary to join these registered drop-in bouldering sessions for kids. We will have trained staff on site during the drop-in times to assist you. Wednesdays | 5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Jan 12 - 26 | Code: 40879 Feb 2 - Mar 9 | Code: 40880 Apr 6 - 27 | Code: 40881 May 4 - 25 | Code: 40882 Registered Drop-in $8 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Bouldering Bonanza

Ages 7 - 12 Get out of the cold, work up a sweat and take home some prizes. Climbing short “problems” (routes to climb up the wall) without rope, the emphasis will be on number of problems completed and the attempts necessary to do so. Sport climbing was featured at the Summer Olympics for the first time in 2020, come try this Olympic sport! Wednesday | Feb 9 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. $10 per climber | Code: 41254 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Wednesdays | Apr 13 - June 15 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Drop-in $4.25 Cowichan Community Centre

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Girls Lacrosse Free “Try it” Night

Ages 6 - 15 This Free “Try it” Night is for all girls interested in lacrosse. Come see what our program is all about. If you are looking for a fun time, and a program you’ll never want to miss, this is for you. Everyone is welcome; whether you are new or experienced. Thursday | Jan 6 | 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 1/FREE | Code: 37318 Instructor: Naomi Walser Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Introduction to Lacrosse

Ages 6 - 9 We invite all girls to come and join this program where you will learn the basics of lacrosse. Our instructor, a former World Cup player, will introduce you to all the lacrosse basics such as cradling, passing, catching, and scooping. Everyone will have lots of practice time and each session will end with a 3x3 game. Don’t have any equipment? Don’t worry, just show up with your mouth guard. Sticks are provided, but bring your own if you have one. This program is all about having fun and learning to play the fastest game on two feet! Thursdays | Jan 13 - Mar 10 | 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 9/$45 | Code: 37316 Instructor: Naomi Walser Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Highlighter’s 3x3 Girls Lacrosse League

Ages 10 - 15 | U16 Calling all girls who already play or have always wanted to try lacrosse! Come join us for our season of girls 3x3 lacrosse. This program is for new and experienced players. Everyone will come out to practice for the first two weeks; after that, players will be placed on a team to start the games. This league is strictly non-contact. Don’t have any equipment? Don’t worry, just show up and be ready to have some fun. Lacrosse sticks will be provided. Please note that game times are subject to change based on number of participants. This group will have two games scheduled per night, starting at 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Teams will rotate between the early and late game as we play our round robin league and playoffs. Don’t forget to sign up for the Free “Try it” Night. Thursdays | Jan 13 - Mar 10 | 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. 9/$90 | Code: 37315 Instructor: Naomi Walser Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

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CHILDREN & YOUTH Street Smart Cycling Skills for Kids

Ages 6 - 14 Do you want to feel more comfortable and safe riding your bike on the road? Learn to become a Street Smart cyclist. The day will include basic bike maintenance, rules of the road, common cycling routes, rider visibility and safety, road positioning, traffic lights, bike set up, bike handling, proper braking, and understanding your gears. Gain confidence through cycling games and have fun. All participants must have a certified biking helmet, fully functioning bike and basic riding skills. Bring snack, water and weather appropriate clothing. Ages 6 - 9 Saturday | Apr 9 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1/$40 | Code: 40776 Instructor: Stephen Pilcher KPRC - Curling Rink Ages 10 - 14 Saturday | Apr 9 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 1/$40 | Code: 40777 Instructor: Stephen Pilcher KPRC - Curling Rink

ParticipACTION Bike Rodeo “Shawnigan Style”

Join us on this Pro-D Day! Bring your bike and a helmet and spend a few hours learning all about bikes. Bike wash, bike safety, bike craft, bike obstacle course, bike maintenance, and bike road safety. Bring some toonies as the Kona Ice Truck will be at the event! Friday | May 6 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. FREE Admission | Code: 41251 SLCC - Side Parking Lot

Skateboard Lessons

Ages 8 - 12 Learn how to shred all of the gnar with these skateboard lessons meant for beginner to novice skateboarders. The lessons will be led by a qualified instructor from BOLD Skate, and will include individual assessments; setting goals and working towards accomplishing those goals; and one-on-one instruction. Participants will learn their stance, basic foot placement, how to get moving, how to fall safely, how to control their boards, and maybe a few tricks too. Helmets are mandatory and additional safety gear is recommended. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to get shredding! For skateboarding lesson sponsorship opportunities, please visit: www.southislandskateboard.ca Mondays | May 9 - June 6 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 4/$75 | Code: 41195 Instructor: Carla Hyslop No session May 23 Duncan X-treme Skate Park

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Mountain Biking Camp

Ages 10 - 14 Nolan Riding is pleased to offer this dynamic spring break mountain bike camp. Come and develop your skills and technique with our expert coaches as we guide and instruct you on some of Cowichan's best trails! Featuring both Cobble Hill Mountain (Mon - Tues) and Mount Tzouhalem (Wed - Fri), this camp is ideal for kids who have some previous mountain biking experience and enjoy spending time learning outdoors. Please bring a bike, helmet, lunch, and plenty to drink. Monday - Friday | Mar 14 - 18 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 5/$350 | Code: 40896 Instructors: Nolan Riding Cobble Hill Mountain & Mount Tzouhalem

Youth Mountain Biking

Ages 8 - 16 Ride smoother, safer, and with more control with this program designed to progress young mountain bikers. Riders will learn and practice game changing skills such as body position and balance, braking and gearing techniques, cornering, terrain awareness, and pumping trail. They will also learn how to execute trail maneuvers like hops, drops, and roll downs. Our PMBIA certified coaches’ number one priority is the safety of our students. We teach with a challenge by choice approach and strive to keep the learning fun and engaging! Ages 8 - 10 Wednesdays | May 4 - 25 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 4/$150 | Code: 41186 Instructors: Nolan Riding Mount Tzouhalem Ages 10 - 14 Thursdays | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. May 5 - 26 | 4/$150 | Code: 41178 June 2 - 23 | 4/$150 | Code: 41179 Instructors: Nolan Riding Cobble Hill Mountain Ages 11 - 16 Wednesdays | June 1 - 22 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 4/$150 | Code: 41187 Instructors: Nolan Riding Mount Tzouhalem

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ADULTS Fit for Life

Fitness Programs Reboot Fitness

This class guides students through a fun and rigorous routine that will get your heart pumping and your body working. Efficient training using simple but challenging intervals, combined with resistance exercises to increase strength and endurance, are incorporated in this class. This 60-minute workout can be performed at all levels of fitness and ability. Fridays | 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Jan 7 - 28 | 4/$40 | Code: 41122 Feb 4 - 25 | 3/$30 | Code: 41123 Mar 4 - 25 | 4/$40 | Code: 41124 Apr 1 - 29 | 4/$40 | Code: 41125 May 6 - 27 | 4/$40 | Code: 41126 Single Session Booking $12 | Code: 41127 Instructor: Mireille Bedard No session Feb 18, Apr 15 Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Fit Forever

This is an exercise program designed for adults ages 55 and up, who may require special considerations to their exercise routine. The goal of this class is to provide a specially designed program to help you reach your fitness goals while respecting your limitations. Mondays/Wednesdays | 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Jan 5 - 31 | Code: 40694 Feb 2 - 28 | Code: 40780 Mar 2 - 30 | Code: 40781 Apr 4 - 27 | Code: 40782 May 2 - 30 | Code: 40785 Single Session Booking $5 Instructor: Jan Carter No session Feb 21, May 23 Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Sweat, Stretch and Strength Fitness

These motivating fitness classes will not only increase your stamina and flexibility, but may even leave you with a smile on your face! Class incorporates aerobic movements, balance and strength training, resistance equipment and fun. Class finishes off with relaxing breathing and stretching. Please note this is a pre-registered drop-in program. Mondays/Wednesdays | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Jan 5 - 31 | Code: 40886 Feb 2 - 28 | Code: 40889 Mar 2 - 30 | Code: 40890 Apr 4 - 27 | Code: 40891 May 2 - 30 | Code: 40892 Single Session Booking $5 No session Apr 18, May 23 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

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Ages 55+ This program is ideal for those who are beginning their exercise journey, as well as for those who wish to maintain and improve their fitness. Classes incorporate low impact exercises with gradual progressions, and modifications for those with limitations and health restrictions. Wednesdays | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Jan 5 - Feb 23 | 8/$20 | Code: 36978 Mar 2 - Apr 27 | 9/$22.50 | Code: 36979 May 4 - June 29 | 9/$22.50 | Code: 36980 Instructor: Carolyne Austin CLR - Upper Centennial Hall

Hatha Yoga

Whether you want to get in better shape or simply stretch tight muscles, this class will help. Some benefits include increased core strength and flexibility, toned internal organs, greater awareness of the body and mind, reduced stress and tension, improved breath control, and a quiet mind. This class is beginner friendly. Mondays | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Jan 17 - Mar 7 | 6/$58.50 | Code: 40883 Mar 28 - May 9 | 6/$58.50 | Code: 40884 Instructor: Sheri Glenwright No session Feb 21 & Apr 18 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Rise and Shine Vinyasa

Greet the day with this energizing hatha yoga flow designed to help improve strength, flexibility, mobility and balance. Each class will focus on matching breath to movement and will guide you toward bringing more of your awareness back into your body. All classes will end with a wind-down and relaxation so you can absorb the nutrients of your practice and make the most of your day. Be prepared to sweat and find your edge. This class is for all levels. Mondays | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Jan 10 - 31 | 4/$40 | Code: 40495 Feb 7 - 28 | 3/$30 | Code: 40496 Mar 7 - 28 | 4/$40 | Code: 40497 Apr 4 - 25 | 3/$30 | Code: 40498 May 2 - 30 | 4/$40 | Code: 40499 Single Session Booking $12 | Code: 40500 Instructor: Tamu Miles No session Feb 21, Apr 18, May 23 Kerry Park Recreation Centre Fridays | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Jan 7 - 28 | 4/$40 | Code: 40503 Feb 4 - 25 | 4/$40 | Code: 40504 Mar 4 - 25 | 4/$40 | Code: 40505 Apr 1 - 29 | 4/$40 | Code: 40506 May 6 - 27 | 4/$40 | Code: 40507 Single Session Booking $12 | Code: 40508 Instructor: Tamu Miles No session Apr 15 Kerry Park Recreation Centre

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ADULTS Afternoon Wind-Down Yoga Flow

Let go of the day and tune back into the natural rhythm of your breath. This gentle hatha yoga flow is designed to help strengthen and stretch tired and tense muscles, open the tight and closed places in the body, and offer your heart and mind the space and time to drop back into your own here and now. Focus will be on mindful movement and tuning into the breath. This class is for all levels. Tuesdays | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Jan 4 - 25 | 4/$40 | Code: 40518 Feb 1 - 22 | 4/$40 | Code: 40519 Mar 1 - 29 | 5/$50 | Code: 40520 Apr 5 - 26 | 4/$40 | Code: 40521 May 3 - 31 | 5/$50 | Code: 40522 Single Session Booking $12 | Code: 40524 Instructor: Tamu Miles Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Therapeutic Chair Yoga

This class is for those who feel uncomfortable getting up and down on the mat. Chair Yoga is a great alternative if you feel a little unsteady on your feet. Benefits may include increased flexibility, mobility and joint strength through gentle yoga poses while sitting or using the support of a chair. This class uses the evidence-based principles and practices of yoga to support well-being and a slow and relaxing pace. With small class sizes, this shared common experience can lead to a sense of intimacy and safety within the group. The instructor, a yoga therapist, is a member in good standing with IAYT and is certified to work with clients who experience injury, chronic pain, illness, and mental health issues. Tuesdays | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Thursdays | 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Jan 4 - 27 | Code: 40525 Feb 1 - 24 | Code: 40526 Mar 1 - 31 | Code: 40528 Apr 5 - 28 | Code: 40529 May 3 - 31 | Code: 40530 Single Session Booking $9 Instructor: Trudy O’Hearn Talbot Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Morning Yoga

Take some time for a pause in your day. This series will combine movement, breath and relaxation to help you connect with all levels of yourself. We will practice postures that focus on strength, mobility, flexibility, and body/mind awareness that can be adjusted to all body types and levels of experience. Tuesdays | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Feb 1 - Mar 8 | 6/$60 | Code: 41019 Apr 5 - May 10 | 6/$60 | Code: 41020 Instructor: Sadie Bartram Cowichan Community Centre

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Somatic Yoga

Social Ballroom Dance Level 1

Tuesdays | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Jan 25 - Mar 1 | 6/$96 | Code: 40771 Mar 8 - Apr 5 | 5/$80 | Code: 40772 Apr 19 - May 24 | 6/$96 | Code: 40773 Instructor: Violet Reynolds Cowichan Community Centre

Thursdays | Jan 20 - Mar 24 | 8:05 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 10/$115 | Code: 40198 Instructor: E & R Ballroom Dance Cowichan Community Centre

Students will learn to relax the nervous and muscular systems by doing slow movements. We will start laying down with Somatics, progress to accessible standing yoga and finish laying down to enhance relaxation. Please bring a small pillow and dress in layers.

Qi Gong

Ages 16+ Qi Gong is an ancient form of exercise practiced for prevention and healing. Students will combine slow gentle movements, breathing, meditation and visualization techniques with the fundamental wisdom of Chinese Medicine bringing healing, health and vitality. All techniques are suitable for anyone with the desire to participate in their own healing as well as for general health and wellness. Fridays | Mar 4 - 25 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 4/$48 | Code: 41043 Instructor: Rommy Verlaan CLR - Youbou Hall

Join this introductory level dance class that will explore the world of modern ballroom, Latin and swing couple dancing. This is a fun and social activity in a friendly and relaxed environment and a great way to incorporate some moderate exercise. Please sign up with a partner.

Thursdays | Apr 21 - June 23 | 7:00 p.m. - 7:55 p.m. 10/$115 | Code: 41030 Instructor: E & R Ballroom Dance Cowichan Community Centre

Social Ballroom Dance Level 2

This class is designed for those who have completed our Social Ballroom Dance Level 1 (or equivalent). The focus is on the introduction of new Level 2 material, along with the relevant technique necessary to enable you to look and feel your best on the dance floor. Please sign up with a partner. Tuesdays | Jan 18 - Mar 22 | 7:00 p.m. - 7:55 p.m. 10/$115 | Code: 40199 Instructor: E & R Ballroom Dance Cowichan Community Centre Thursdays | Apr 21 - June 23 | 8:05 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 10/$115 | Code: 41031 Instructor: E & R Ballroom Dance Cowichan Community Centre

Dance Adult Tap Dance

Tap has always been regarded as an inclusive form of dance that welcomes those who are willing to try, and is a great class for exercising the mind and body. All skill levels are welcome in this class. Tap shoes are recommended, but indoor runners can be used. Fridays | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Jan 21 - Feb 25 | 6/$75 | Code: 40196 Apr 1 - May 13 | 6/$75 | Code: 40556 May 20 - June 24 | 6/$75 | Code: 40557 Instructor: Ricki-Lee Allison No session Apr 15 Cowichan Community Centre

Social Ballroom Dance Level 3

This is the next step up after completion of Level 2. The main focus is the introduction of new Level 3 material. We will also continue to focus on technique to improve the overall quality and enjoyment of your dancing. Please sign up with a partner. Thursdays | Jan 20 - Mar 24 | 7:00 p.m. - 7:55 p.m. 10/$115 | Code: 40201 Instructor: E & R Ballroom Dance Cowichan Community Centre Tuesdays | Apr 19 - June 21 | 7:00 p.m. - 7:55 p.m. 10/$115 | Code: 41034 Instructor: E & R Ballroom Dance Cowichan Community Centre

Online Registration:

To use online registration you will need login information, and a credit card. Please contact your local recreation centre to set up your family’s account. You can access online registration from our website www.cvrd.ca

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ADULTS Social Ballroom Dance - Pre-Bronze

This class follows the completion of Social Ballroom Dance Level 3. In addition to learning new figures, we will continue to focus on improving the overall quality of our dancing. Samba and quickstep will also be introduced. Please sign up with a partner. Tuesdays | 8:05 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Jan 18 - Mar 22 | 10/$115 | Code: 40200 Apr 19 - June 21 | 10/$115 | Code: 41033 Instructor: E & R Ballroom Dance Cowichan Community Centre

Argentine Tango

The original and authentic Tango from Argentina. An intimate and romantic style of dancing, full of drama and passion. We’ll start with the most basic of patterns and techniques so this dance is suitable for dancers of all levels, including beginners. Please sign up with a partner. Wednesdays | Jan 19 - Feb 16 | 7:00 p.m. - 7:55 p.m. 5/$58 | Code: 40987 Instructor: E & R Ballroom Dance Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Introduction to East Coast Swing

It’s been called Jive, Jitterbug, Boogie Woogie, Rock ‘n Roll; by any name, this fun and lively dance is quite possibly the most popular dance ever invented. Please sign up with a partner. Wednesdays | Jan 19 - Feb 16 | 8:05 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 5/$58 | Code: 40911 Instructor: E & R Ballroom Dance Kerry Park Recreation Centre Wednesdays | Apr 13 - May 11 | 7:00 p.m. - 7:55 p.m. 5/$58 | Code: 40912 Instructor: E & R Ballroom Dance Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Wedding Dance Preparation

It is traditional for the bride and groom to dance solo at their wedding reception. Don’t just leave it to chance. The basic dance skills you learn in this course can be a great starting point to help you approach this memorable event with confidence and poise. Wednesdays | Feb 23 - Mar 23 | 7:00 p.m. - 7:55 p.m. 5/$58 | Code: 40915 Instructor: E & R Ballroom Dance Kerry Park Recreation Centre Wednesdays | May 18 - June 15 | 8:05 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 5/$58 | Code: 40919 Instructor: E & R Ballroom Dance Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Intermediate East Coast Swing

Participants of this class will advance their knowledge and ability in this fun and popular dance. Get ready to “boogie woogie” with more advanced moves. Please sign up with a partner. Wednesdays | Feb 23 - Mar 23 | 8:05 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 5/$58 | Code: 40921 Instructor: E & R Ballroom Dance Kerry Park Recreation Centre Wednesdays | May 18 - June 15 | 7:00 p.m. - 7:55 p.m. 5/$58 | Code: 40925 Instructor: E & R Ballroom Dance Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Nightclub Slow Dancing

When the slow and romantic ballads and love songs start to play, don’t just do the prom night hug and sway. Spice up your dancing and impress your friends with this easy and relaxed dance style that is perfect for nightclubs, parties, or wedding dancing. Please sign up with a partner. Wednesdays | Apr 13 - May 11 | 8:05 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 5/$58 | Code: 40924 Instructor: E & R Ballroom Dance Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Aikido Aikido is a martial art that teaches how to blend and harmonize with any aggressive energy, whether physical, psychological or emotional. It teaches you how to remain relaxed in your mind and centered in your body and spirit in the face of adversity.

Aikido, the peaceful warrior art, calls on all men and women , young (14+) and old, who want to make a positive difference in their lives and in their communities . Build the confidence to stand your ground and speak your truth in a relaxed, centered and openminded way. Beginners class starting in January at our Shawnigan Lake dojo. If intrigued, please inform by contacting Steve Elskens. Phone: 250 701 3332 Email: selskens@shaw.ca

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Friday

Mesachie Lake Hall

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Code: 41062 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Code: 41064 No Sessions: Feb 21, Apr 18 & May 23

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Code: 41062 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Code: 41064

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Code: 41062 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Code: 41064 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Code: 41067

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Code: 41062 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Code: 41064

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Code: 41062 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Code: 41064 No Session Apr 15

Youbou Hall

Cowichan Lake Recreation Pickleball Schedule In effect January 4 - May 31

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. No Sessions: Feb 21, Apr 18 & May 23

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. No 11:30 Sessions: Jan 4, Feb 1, Apr 5, May 3

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. No Session Apr 15

Full year and half year Membership renewal fees in effect from time of purchase. Yearly $125/person, 6-month $85/person, Non-members $4 per session. Pre-registration is required for Mesachie Hall time slots up to 7 days in advance online at reccowichan.ca For inquiries, please contact: 250.749.6742 ext. 0

Learn to Play Pickleball

Sports & Activities Pickleball

Ages 15+ Pickleball is a fun combination of badminton, tennis, and table tennis, and is an enjoyable activity that accommodates participants at every fitness level. This fun game is played with a light weight paddle and a plastic perforated ball, and is accessible to a wide range of players, since the court is smaller and the ball moves slower than a tennis ball. Mon/Wed/Fri | Apr 4 - Sept 2 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registered Drop-in $3 No session Apr 15 & 18, May 23, July 1, Aug 1 Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Third Annual “Dill” Pickleball Outdoor Tournament

The object of this doubles tournament is to promote Pickleball at all levels and to showcase this wonderful sport. Floating partners are assigned by players’ self-rating. Each player carries a score to compete for top prizes. Registration fee includes lunch. Located on the new outdoor courts behind Kerry Park! For more information about how to rate your play visit pickleballcanada.org/play/competitivepickleball/ratings-2021/2-digit-ratings/ Friday | June 24 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Female Group | 1/$25 | Code: 41841 Male Group | 1/$25 | Code: 42386 KPRC - New Outdoor Pickleball Courts

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Ages 15+ Pickleball is a fun combination of badminton, tennis, and table tennis that continues to grow in popularity. In this class you will learn the basic rules of the game and the skills to take your game to the next level. Thursday | Apr 21 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 1/$16 | Code: 41008 Instructor: Ken Holman Kerry Park Recreation Centre Thursday | May 12 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 1/$16 | Code: 41009 Instructor: Ken Holman Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Intermediate Pickleball

Ages 15+ This intermediate program will build on the starter skills learned in our Learn to Play Pickleball lessons by offering more advanced instruction. Registration is also open to those who have not completed Learn to Play, but basic skills and game knowledge are required. Thursday | Apr 28 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 1/$16 | Code: 41010 Instructor: Ken Holman Kerry Park Recreation Centre Thursday | May 19 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 1/$16 | Code: 41011 Instructor: Ken Holman Kerry Park Recreation Centre

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ADULTS Advanced Pickleball

Ages 15+ Designed for 3.5 and 4.0 rated players whose game has stalled and would like to move it to the next level. We will offer suggestions and drills to quickly improve your game and discuss winning doubles strategy. Time will be set aside to practice your new skills and strategy. Thursday | May 5 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 1/$16 | Code: 41523 Instructor: Ken Holman Kerry Park Recreation Centre Thursday | May 26 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 1/$16 | Code: 41524 Instructor: Ken Holman Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Family Badminton

Ages 10+ This drop-in program is designed for families or individuals who want to get out and play this fun, active sport. Badminton improves fitness, agility, balance, and hand-eye coordination. Racquets and shuttlecocks will be available or you can bring your own. Wednesdays | Apr 13 - June 15 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Drop-in $4.25 Cowichan Community Centre

55+ Give It A Try Day

Join us in partnership with the BC Seniors Games Society for this exciting event where participants ages 55+ will get the opportunity to try a variety of activities and see what they like! Activities may include Pickleball, archery, badminton, tennis and more. Quality instruction will be provided for all activities. Lunch is included. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada for this project. The activities will follow the highest standards for safety and all Provincial Health Guidelines. Wednesday | Jan 26 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 1/FREE | Code: 40099 Cowichan Community Centre

Carpet Bowling

Ages 19+ Carpet bowling offers the social experience of the lawn without a rain jacket or sun visor. Whether you are an experienced pro or a little green behind the ears, you are sure to enjoy yourself! Membership required to play.

Pickleball

Ages 15+ Pickleball is a fun combination of badminton, tennis, and table tennis that continues to grow in popularity. It is played on a badminton-sized court with a light weight paddle and a plastic perforated ball. Pickleball is accessible to a wide range of players and accommodates participants at every fitness level. Mondays | Jan 10 - May 16 | 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Drop-in $4.25 No session Feb 21, Apr 18, May 23 Cowichan Community Centre Tuesdays/Thursdays | Jan 4 - May 19 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Drop-in $4.25 No session Jan 18, 20, Feb 15, 17, Mar 15, 17, 22, 24, Apr 12, 14, 21, May 10, 12 Cowichan Community Centre

Learn to Play Pickleball

Ages 15+ Pickleball is a fun combination of badminton, tennis, and table tennis that continues to grow in popularity. It is played on a badminton-sized court with a light weight paddle and a plastic perforated ball. Pickleball is accessible to a wide range of players and accommodates participants at every fitness level. In this course you will learn the basic rules of the game and the skills to take your game to the next level. Wednesdays | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Apr 27 | 1/$16 | Code: 42354 May 18 | 1/$16 | Code: 42356 Instructor: Ken Holman Cowichan Community Centre

Intermediate Pickleball

Ages 15+ Pickleball is a fun combination of badminton, tennis, and table tennis that continues to grow in popularity. This intermediate program will build on the starter skills learned in our Learn to Play Pickleball lessons by offering more advanced instruction. Registration is also open to players who have not completed Learn to Play, but basic skills and game knowledge are required. Wednesdays | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. May 4 | 1/$16 | Code: 42357 May 25 | 1/$16 | Code: 42363 Instructor: Ken Holman Cowichan Community Centre

Mondays | Jan 10 - May 30 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Wednesdays | Jan 5 - May 25 | 6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Membership fees $45/half year | $60/full year No session Feb 21, May 23 CLR - Honeymoon Bay Hall WINTER & SPRING

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ADULTS Volleyball

Ages 15+ This drop-in volleyball program is for recreational players looking for some friendly competition. All levels and knowledge of the game are welcome! Our supervisor will promote fair play and fun, and we will have a mini tournament with prizes at our last session. Space is limited so make sure to get there early! Wednesdays | Jan 5 - Mar 30 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Drop-in $4.25 Cowichan Community Centre

Lacrosse

Ages 16+ This recreational non-contact program is for both men and women who want to practice their box lacrosse skills through friendly scrimmage games. Come enjoy our national game! Helmet, stick, gloves and elbow pads are required. Wednesdays | Jan 5 - Mar 30 | 8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Drop-in $4.25 Cowichan Community Centre

Ball Hockey

Ages 16+ This recreational program will give players a chance to get in a fun workout playing ball hockey. All levels of skill are welcome to attend. There will be no slap shots or hitting, and our supervisor will encourage fair play and equal playing time. Regular hockey sticks are permitted. Helmets, gloves, and athletic cups are recommended. Thursdays | Apr 14 - June 16 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Drop-in $4.25 No session Apr 21 Cowichan Community Centre

Women’s Mountain Biking Clinic

Ages 18+ This fun and challenging program is specifically designed to progress new female riders. The focus will be on introducing the fundamental skills of mountain biking, such as body position, braking and gearing, balance and coordination, on-trail awareness, cornering, and climbing and descending. Wednesdays | May 4 - 25 | 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. 4/$160 | Code: 41188 Instructor: Nolan Riding Mount Tzouhalem Thursdays | June 2 - 23 | 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. 4/$160 | Code: 41181 Instructors: Nolan Riding Cobble Hill Mountain

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Disc Golf Clinic & Burger Night

Interested in learning how to play disc golf? Join our highly skilled instructors for a session of skill building. The course will be focused on how to throw, putt, a review of the different types of golf discs, and rules of play. Finish up with a round of disc golf and a burger at the beautiful HUB Café. Saturday | Mar 19 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 1/$25 | Code: 41190 Instructor: Hector Diakow Cowichan Station at the HUB Saturday | May 21 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 1/$25 | Code: 41191 Instructor: Hector Diakow Cowichan Station at the HUB

Co-ed Drop-in Soccer

Looking to get in shape, practice your foot work, then get out of the cold and rain and get into the gym for a good run? Indoor soccer is a great workout, a lot of fun, and is open to all adults looking to play. This program is pre-registered. Tuesdays | Jan 11 - Mar 8 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Registered Drop-in $7 | Code: 41032 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Retreads Hiking Club

Ages 18+ The Retreads Hiking Club welcomes all people interested in fitness and the outdoors to come out and join them in enjoying the beautiful trails in the Cowichan Valley and other parts of central Vancouver Island. The annual membership fee is $25 and expires one year from the date of purchase. Pick up a schedule from the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena or visit www.cvrd.ca. The club meets every Wednesday morning at Saywell Park in the heart of Lake Cowichan. We’ll see you on the trail! Wednesdays | Year-round | 9:30 a.m. start Yearly membership $25 CLR - Saywell Park

Men’s Mountain Biking Clinic

Ages 18+ This fun and challenging program is designed specifically for beginner riders. The focus will be on introducing the fundamental skills of mountain biking, such as body position, braking and gearing, balance and coordination, on-trail awareness, cornering, climbing and descending, and more! Thursdays | May 5 - 26 | 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. 4/$160 | Code: 41180 Instructors: Nolan Riding Cobble Hill Mountain Wednesdays | June 1 - 22 | 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. 4/$160 | Code: 41189 Instructor: Nolan Riding Mount Tzouhalem

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COWICHAN SPORTS TOURISM

We Support Sports A successful sporting event – like a winning team – needs a magic mix of talent and resources to make it happen. COWICHAN SPORTS TOURISM can help you put both together so your event is the best ever.

Cowichan Sports Tourism Provides:

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Grants Event Hosting Equipment Loans Sport Event Promotion Sport Tourism Guide Bid Support Sport Website

COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT

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Beginner Acrylic Painting - Continuing

Arts & Crafts Quilting

Bring your machine and current project to experience the joys of quilting in a social setting. This drop-in program will give participants a chance to meet new people and share some laughs and ideas. Please bring an extension cord if you have one. Fridays | Jan 7 - May 27 | 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Single Session Booking $5 | Code: 40765 Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Drawing: Yes, You Can

Ages 15+ This class is all about drawing for the non-believers. It is not magic! It is not about talent! Learn about the elements of drawing. These introductory-level drawing classes explore line, shape, shading, and gesture using pencil, charcoal, ink, aquarelles, and a healthy dose of laughter. Wednesdays | 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Jan 26 - Mar 9 | 7/$88 | Code: 41025 Apr 6 - May 18 | 7/$88 | Code: 41026 Instructor: Carol Harvey Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Beginner Acrylic Painting

Tap into your creative side and join our instructor for this fun class where you will learn all about acrylic painting. Participants will learn the basics of this easy and flexible pastime, while producing their own work of art. A supply list will be provided. Mondays | Jan 24 - Feb 14 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 4/$75 | Code: 41132 Instructor: Roger Jackson KPRC - Mill Bay Hall

Beginner Oil Painting

Participants will learn about oil painting supplies, equipment and techniques. Many aspiring artists believe that oil painting is complicated and requires a myriad of solvents and solutions, but it’s simply not true. You’ll enjoy the flexibility of this medium and the depth of colour that can be achieved. A supply list will be provided in advance. Mondays | Feb 28 - Mar 21 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 4/$75 | Code: 41131 Instructor: Roger Jackson KPRC - Mill Bay Hall

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Have you dabbled in acrylic painting and learned some useful tips and tricks? This class is for those that have some painting experience and would like to dive a little deeper into this medium. Participants will learn further techniques, while producing their own work of art. Don’t be shy if you have just started to paint! A supply list will be provided. Mondays | Mar 28 - Apr 25 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 4/$75 | Code: 41133 Instructor: Roger Jackson No session Apr 18 KPRC - Mill Bay Hall

Beginner Oil Painting - Continuing

Participants will continue to explore the endless depths of the medium of oil paints. We will continue to crack the myth that oil painting is complicated and requires chemicals and solvents. Participants will develop new techniques and talents to launch their painting to the next level. Don’t be shy if you have just started to paint! A supply list will be provided in advance. Mondays | May 2 - 30 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 4/$75 | Code: 41134 Instructor: Roger Jackson No session May 23 KPRC - Mill Bay Hall

Beginner Watercolour Painting

Unravel the mysteries of watercolour paints and their application. This class is suitable for true beginners and those that have dipped their toes and want to learn more! A supply list will be provided in advance. Thursdays | Mar 24 - Apr 14 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 4/$115 | Code: 41142 Instructor: Cim McDonald Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Pamper Yourself

During this class, participants will make a blush pink sugar body scrub to exfoliate and polish the skin. Enjoy a relaxing tub tea to soak your cares away. Create a room spray for relaxation and a rollerball to de-stress. Thursday | Jan 20 | 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1/$42 | Code: 40933 Instructor: Connie Smith Kerry Park Recreation Centre Thursday | Jan 20 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 1/$42 | Code: 40934 Instructor: Connie Smith Kerry Park Recreation Centre

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ADULTS

Wood Block Houses

These adorable houses incorporate line art into each piece. Participants will do three houses that can be kept together in a grouping or broken up and gifted. Saturday | Jan 22 | 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1/$42 | Code: 40932 Instructor: Connie Smith Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Decorative Dotted Wine Glasses

Dotting is in! Brighten up any evening with a pair of beautifully acrylic dotted, washable wine glasses. In this class you will learn how to use dotting techniques on glass using acrylic paints. You will be amazed at the design you create with no prior experience needed. Your creation will make a great gift or keep for yourself! Tuesday | Feb 1 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 1/$40 | Code: 41140 Instructor: Island Girls Kerry Park Recreation Centre

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COWICHAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre presents

International Guitar Night

Eleonara Strino | Italy Lulo Reinhardt | Germany

Thursday Jan. 27, 2022 7:30pm

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Stephanie Jones | Australia Alexandr Misko | Russia

Tickets $38 250.746.2722

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ADULTS Barbed Wire Heart for your Garden

This barbed wire heart makes a great addition to your garden and works great for growing vines on. All supplies included.

Pull String Paintings

This class is geared for the budding artist who wants to be creative but drawing isn’t their thing. You will be able to create stunning designs.

Thursday | Feb 3 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 1/$25 | Code: 40824 Instructor: Connie Smith Cowichan Community Centre

Tuesday | Mar 1 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 1/$32 | Code: 40992 Instructor: Connie Smith Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Thursday | Feb 3 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 1/$25 | Code: 40826 Instructor: Connie Smith Cowichan Community Centre

Egg Twining and Decorating

Luminary String Hearts with Fairy Lights This craft is perfect to make for a Valentine’s Day gift for a special someone, or you may want to keep them for yourself. This fun-filled craft ends in a bang. Fair warning… this is a messy craft, but the great news is you don’t have to do the clean-up. This class will teach you to work with balloons, yarn, glue and fairy lights. All you need to do is choose your favourite colours and come have fun. No previous craft experience required. There will be craft kits available for purchase to take home if you decide you want to make more. Tuesday | Feb 8 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$37 | Code: 40835 Instructor: Island Girls Cowichan Community Centre

String Art Heart

This craft project allows for complete relaxation. String art can be fun for all ages. With Valentine's Day approaching it's a fun gifting idea. Thursday | Feb 10 | 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1/$27 | Code: 40946 Instructor: Connie Smith Kerry Park Recreation Centre Thursday | Feb 10 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 1/$27 | Code: 40947 Instructor: Connie Smith Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Valentine Date Night

Grab your favourite person for a fun date night. Each person will create a floral arrangement in a wine glass and create a card for a special someone. Friday | Feb 11 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$35 | Code: 40808 Instructor: Connie Smith Cowichan Community Centre

In this class you will learn how to use twine to wrap an egg and use accessories to decorate and enhance the look of the egg. Once your egg is wrapped you will learn how to apply lace, frills, bows, paper flowers or more twine to dress them up. When completed, the eggs will go from rustic charm to modern elegance. Thursday | Mar 3 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$35 | Code: 41141 Instructor: Island Girls Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Stained Glass - Level 1

Students will learn the art of stained-glass construction, using the “Tiffany” copper foil method. Choose from a selection of patterns to create yourself a beautiful window panel (approx. 11” by 16”) based on a beginner’s skill level. This is also a good refresher course for anyone who wants to refine their skills. There is a $70 supply fee payable to the instructor at first class, to cover cost of your materials. Please bring a black permanent marker, safety glasses and a rag; all tools will be supplied. Saturdays | Mar 5 - 26 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 4/$100 | Code: 40630 Instructor: Donna Doherty Cowichan Community Centre

Blossom Painted Wine Glasses

The blossoms are coming! Brighten up any evening (or afternoon) with a pair of beautiful hand painted washable wine glasses. This spring craft also makes a wonderful gift for the wine lovers in your life. In this class, you will learn how to paint on glass using acrylic paints. No painting or crafting experience required, we promise! There will be craft kits available for purchase to take home if you decide you want to make two more. Tuesday | Mar 8 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$37 | Code: 40839 Instructor: Island Girls Cowichan Community Centre

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Painted Bunnies on Wood

These cuties will look great on your front porch welcoming your guests. Wednesday | Mar 30 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 1/$40 | Code: 40813 Instructor: Connie Smith Cowichan Community Centre Wednesday | Mar 30 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$40 | Code: 40815 Instructor: Connie Smith Cowichan Community Centre

Wood House Candle Holders

Come create the cutest wood house with a copper chimney to place your candle tapers in. All supplies included. Thursday | Mar 31 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 1/$40 | Code: 40810 Instructor: Connie Smith Cowichan Community Centre Thursday | Mar 31 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$40 | Code: 40811 Instructor: Connie Smith Cowichan Community Centre

Glass Bead Suncatcher

Need some sparkle for your outdoors? Come create this glass bead suncatcher attached to driftwood. Saturday | Apr 2 | 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 1/$45 | Code: 40817 Instructor: Connie Smith Cowichan Community Centre

Basic Beading

Have fun with wire and glass beads. In this class you will have a choice of projects: a beaded heart, beaded wire ball, or a garden fairy wand. Once you start beading, the sky is the limit on what you can do. Tuesday | Apr 5 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1/$27 | Code: 40994 Instructor: Connie Smith Kerry Park Recreation Centre Tuesday | Apr 5 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 1/$27 | Code: 40995 Instructor: Connie Smith Kerry Park Recreation Centre

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Pave Floral Arranging

Come create a flower arrangement in a box. See the look on your friend’s face when they open the box and it contains flowers. Wednesday | Apr 6 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1/$40 | Code: 40819 Instructor: Connie Smith Cowichan Community Centre Wednesday | Apr 6 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 1/$40 | Code: 40820 Instructor: Connie Smith Cowichan Community Centre

Springtime Floral Arrangement in a Teacup

Participants will create a beautiful spring-themed arrangement in the teacup of their choice. All of the flowers and greenery will be included. Please bring a teacup of your choice. Thursday | Apr 21 | 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1/$37 | Code: 40936 Instructor: Connie Smith Kerry Park Recreation Centre Thursday | Apr 21 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 1/$37 | Code: 40937 Instructor: Connie Smith Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Macramé 101

Macramé is back with a bang! (For those of you who remember the last time it was popular!) During this class you will make a lovely macramé mason jar that can be used as a jar, vase, candle holder or decorative storage. There will be different colours you can choose from to create your craft and two instructors to assist you. This is a basic macramé project so no experience is required. We will walk you through the steps one by one and give you the opportunity to practice some knots before you start your craft. You will be thrilled with the result. There will be craft kits available for purchase to take home if you decide you want to make more. Tuesday | May 3 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 1/$42 | Code: 40838 Instructor: Island Girls Cowichan Community Centre

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Pebble Art 101

Calling all rock hounds! Join our instructors to create a pebble art flower in a quality 6” x 6” black shadow box frame. You will learn how to create pebble art by choosing the look you like the best, laying out your design, and which materials work best for this project. Put it all together and take home a handcrafted work of art displayed in a beautiful frame. There is a $10 material fee, payable to the instructor. Thursday | May 12 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$35 | Code: 41278 Instructor: Island Girls Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Basic Photography

Whether you are a beginner or someone wanting to get a deeper understanding of photography; whether you shoot people, pets, landscapes, or the abundant wildlife on Vancouver Island, Basic Photography will show you how to get the most out of your equipment and introduce techniques that will take your images to the next level. The course will use both classroom and local field trips or assignments to make sure you acquire a solid understanding of photographic basics. Just bring your DSLR or mirrorless camera, lens(es), and the original manual. (Note: this course will not be covering smartphone photo use). Saturdays | Feb 5 - 19 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 3/$250 | Code: 40563 Instructor: Ken Barnes Cowichan Community Centre

Intermediate Photography

You’ve got the basics! Now you are ready to start using some of the more advanced features of your camera! This course will guide you through the best ways to take closeups, time lapses, flash photography, multiple exposures and use the video function on most modern cameras. We’ll also look at the difference between RAW photo files and JPEGs and explore some options for editing your photos on your computer. At the end of the course, if there is interest, we can discuss making a hardcover book with all students’ work. (While smartphones are definitely capable of capturing great images, they have serious limitations and this course will not be covering their use). Saturdays | Feb 26 - Mar 12 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 3/$250 | Code: 40565 Instructor: Ken Barnes Cowichan Community Centre

Photo Shoot

In this course you will learn to take award winning photography with any camera, including cell phones. You will improve your skills by learning how to go from taking snap shots to exciting pictures. Please join artist and photographer Cim for this class. Friday | Apr 15 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1/$80 | Code: 40806 Instructor: Cim MacDonald Cowichan Community Centre

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Basics of the Mac - Laptops/Desktops

Certification High Five

Ages 15+ HIGH FIVE® is a highly recognized quality assurance program designed to help ensure that recreation and sport programs are delivered in ways that support the healthy development of children aged 4 to 12. This half-day training will help frontline leaders (i.e. camp leaders, coaches, child care workers) improve the quality of the programs they deliver and gain more confidence, knowledge, and tools when leading children’s programs. Course content covers the five Principles of Healthy Child Development and HIGH FIVE® Design Guidelines and how to create environments where children thrive. Successful candidates will receive a HIGH FIVE® certificate. Friday | June 3 | 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 1/$80 | Code: 40671 Cowichan Community Centre

Caleb Kroffat Memorial CPR/AED Training

Members of St. John Ambulance Brigade will be on-site to provide complimentary training in adult CPR and the use of AEDs. Training will be provided through a drop-in open house style format. Monday | Feb 21 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. FREE Admission Cowichan Community Centre

Welcome to the world of Mac computers. Learn your way around the Mac as this class explores the operating system, basic computer skills, and built-in communication, photo, and organization apps. You need to bring a computer to this class! Please contact the instructor if you need to borrow a laptop. Fridays | Jan 14 - 28 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 3/$99 | Code: 40755 Instructor: WestView Learning WestView Learning, 3248 Cowichan Valley Highway

Basics of iPhones and iPads

Are you new to the iPhone/iPad or do you just want to learn to manage it better? Learn the basic features of the device, how to manage updates, automate backup, add/delete apps, and how to get the most from the built-in communication apps. Have your questions answered! Please bring your own iPad and/or iPhone to class. Fridays | Feb 4 - 18 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 3/$99 | Code: 40751 Instructor: WestView Learning WestView Learning, 3248 Cowichan Valley Highway

Basics of the Android Phone/Tablet

Learn the basic features of your Samsung (Android) phone/ tablet. Learn how to manage updates, backups, add/delete apps, find files, add memory, and how to get the most from the built-in communication apps. Have your questions answered! Please bring your own smartphone and/or tablet to class. Fridays | Feb 25 - Mar 11 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 3/$99 | Code: 40753 Instructor: WestView Learning WestView Learning, 3248 Cowichan Valley Highway

Computers Basics of Windows 10

Would you like to know how to find your way around Windows 10? Review the basics of using a computer and learn simple tips to managing your Windows 10 system. You need to bring a computer to this class! Please contact the instructor if you need to borrow a laptop. Thursdays | Jan 13 - 27 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 3/$99 | Code: 37890 Instructor: WestView Learning Cowichan Community Centre

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Introduction to MS Office

This course provides an overview of Microsoft’s powerful business suite. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive all work together to provide an ease of creating, accessing, and editing a rich variety of documents and sharing them with colleagues, family or friends. The course will use computers/program supplied by WestView Learning but if you wish to bring your own laptop and MS Office 365, please make sure your programs have been fully loaded and will open prior to the class. Friday | Jan 14 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 1/$35 | Code: 40758 Instructor: WestView Learning WestView Learning, 3248 Cowichan Valley Highway

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Introduction to MS Word

This introductory course is designed to familiarize participants with the most commonly used features of the Office 365's Word program. The course will use computers/ program supplied by WestView Learning but if you wish to bring your own laptop and MS Office, please make sure your Word has been fully loaded and will open prior to the class. Fridays | Jan 21 - 28 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 2/$70 | Code: 40761 Instructor: WestView Learning WestView Learning, 3248 Cowichan Valley Highway

Introduction to MS Excel

This introductory course is designed to familiarize participants with the most commonly used features of the Office 365's Excel program. The course will use computers/ program supplied by WestView Learning, but if you wish to bring your own laptop and MS Office, please make sure your Excel has been fully loaded and will open prior to the class. Fridays | Feb 4 - 11 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 2/$70 | Code: 40763 Instructor: WestView Learning WestView Learning, 3248 Cowichan Valley Highway

Foods Tibetan Cooking

Learn how to cook some delicious Tibetan momos, the dumplings common in Tibetan communities. Traditionally, momos are stuffed with organically sourced ingredients such as free-range meat, and wildly grown vegetables such as chives, mushrooms, green onions, garlic, ginger and herbs. Momos are cooked in various ways including steaming, frying, and boiling, and the different cooking methods create a variety of flavours. In this cooking class, we will be steaming the cutest little round dough wrappers filled with two options: beef-based for meat eaters, or tofubased as a vegan option. Pema looks forward to sharing momos with you! Friday | Feb 25 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 1/$45 | Code: 40747 Instructor: Pema Cowichan Community Centre

Languages Beginner Spanish

This class is based on and geared to short conversations and basic vocabulary to help you to communicate when in a Spanish speaking country. Emphasis will be on proper pronunciation. You will learn to use vocabulary and grammar for different situations. Please bring a notebook and a pen. Tuesdays | Jan 25 - Mar 15 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | 8/$80 | Code: 40744 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | 8/$80 | Code: 40745 Instructor: Miriam Beechey Cowichan Community Centre

Beginner Spanish 2

This class is a continuation of Beginner Spanish and geared to short conversations and basic vocabulary to help you to communicate when in a Spanish speaking country. With emphasis on proper pronunciation, you will learn to use vocabulary and grammar for different situations. Please bring a notebook and a pen. Wednesdays | Jan 26 - Mar 16 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 8/$80 | Code: 40746 Instructor: Miriam Beechey Cowichan Community Centre

Learn to Speak Russian

In this course you will learn some basics of the Russian language, the alphabet, some vocabulary and grammar, and simple phrases and expressions. Fridays | Jan 28 - Mar 4 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 6/$72 | Code: 40428 Instructor: Nataliya Kovalik Cowichan Community Centre

Have Fun Learning Ukrainian

Whether you have some experience or you are starting from the beginning, this course will help you learn some basics of the Ukrainian language. Fridays | Jan 28 - Mar 4 | 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. 6/$72 | Code: 40429 Instructor: Nataliya Kovalik Cowichan Community Centre

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Music

General Interest

Introduction to Ukulele

How to Reverse Prediabetes

Ages 13+ The ukulele’s popularity has surged in the last few years, with good reason; it is fun and easy to play! In this group class, the students will learn proper tuning, positioning, chords and scales, with a focus on learning rhythms from around the world. Please bring your own ukulele for each class and a music stand for the final performance.

Pre-Diabetes is a metabolic condition that leads to the development of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). Pre-Diabetes and T2D are preventable chronic diseases. Modifying your lifestyle by losing weight, optimizing diet, regular exercise, improving quality of sleep, and reducing chronic stress can help you reverse Pre-Diabetes. This workshop shows how you can to do it!

Wednesdays | Jan 19 - Feb 23 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 6/$70 | Code: 41058 Instructor: Meagan Devauld CLR - Lower Centennial Hall

Wednesday | Jan 19 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$30 | Code: 40993 Instructor: Paul Zakrzewski, MD, PhD, Family Physician (Retired) Cowichan Community Centre

Intermediate Ukulele

Ages 13+ The ukulele’s popularity has recently surged, with good reason; it’s fun and easy to play! This level 2 group class will continue learning advanced strumming patterns, chords and scales, with a focus on learning rhythms from around the world. Please bring your own ukulele and a music stand. Wednesdays | Mar 9 - Apr 13 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 6/$70 | Code: 41059 Instructor: Meagan Devauld CLR - Lower Centennial Hall

Beginner Guitar Level 1

Join this guitar class for beginners with little or no experience. With regular practice, participants will be able to strum a few songs. There is a $10 fee for a course book, payable at first class. Please bring your own guitar. Thursdays | Jan 20 - Mar 17 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | 9/$72 | Code: 40801 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. | 9/$72 | Code: 40803 Instructor: Greg Delaronde Cowichan Community Centre

Acoustic Jam

Age 19+ Join us in the Cowichan Rocks Curling Lounge, at the Cowichan Lake Arena, every second Tuesday for a jammin’ good time! Bring your own instruments or come and sing along. No cover charge.

How to Tame Stress and Enjoy Life

This exciting presentation reveals stress and its effect on our body, mind, and spirit. The relationship between stress and anxiety and their differences will be discussed in detail. The links of chronic stress to chronic diseases will be discussed. Workshop participants will develop practical skills sufficient to reduce stress in their life and find a way to enjoy life more fully. Tuesday | Jan 18 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$30 | Code: 41005 Instructor: Christina Benishin, PhD, MBA Cowichan Community Centre

Living Through Menopause and After Menopause

Perspectives on body aging, hormonal changes and the natural progression of a woman’s family and occupational focus and activities are given. The effects of menopause on female health, such as an increase in cardiovascular health risks, and risks for osteoporosis are presented. Tips on how to emerge from menopause in good health and to prevent a decline in health and functioning after menopause are also given. Tuesday | Jan 25 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$30 | Code: 41006 Instructor: Christina Benishin, PhD, MBA Cowichan Community Centre

Every Second Tuesday | Dec 14 - June 28 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. FREE | Code: 41758 No session Dec 28 CLR - Curling Lounge

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Restarting A Healthy Lifestyle

Most people know a lot about “healthy lifestyle” or at least have some idea what it includes. This interactive workshop will allow its participants to make an assessment of their current health and wellbeing. Each participant will be able to determine their current state of wellness and wellbeing and their desired state of wellness. We will then discuss strategies to close the gap. Wednesday | Jan 26 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$30 | Code: 40996 Instructor: Paul Zakrzewski, MD, PhD, Family Physician (Retired) Cowichan Community Centre

How to Live Through the Pandemic with Hope and Happiness

This course unmasks how the COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives. Lifestyle modification strategies to minimize the risk of severe clinical outcomes are presented. This Thumbs-Up and Heart-Up interactive workshop will help participants find ways to offset the effects of the pandemic in years to come and claim what the future has to offer hope, joy and happiness. Wednesday | Feb 2 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$30 | Code: 40998 Instructor: Paul Zakrzewski, MD, PhD, Family Physician (Retired) Cowichan Community Centre

Weight Loss What Works & What Does Not

With the newest development in weight loss science, several myths are addressed, and most promising approaches are presented. Case studies are discussed and conditions enabling successful and sustainable weight loss are identified. The participants will leave the presentation loaded with best tips for successful weight loss and with an understanding of how to earn lasting results. Wednesday | Feb 9 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$30 | Code: 40997 Instructor: Paul Zakrzewski, MD, PhD, Family Physician (Retired) Cowichan Community Centre

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ADULTS Nutrition - Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Many ailments are associated with inflammation, but what is it? This and the concept of the anti-inflammatory diet including foods to use, foods to avoid and the foods to use rarely or in moderation will be discussed. Tips will be given along with a list of references. Tuesday | Feb 8 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$30 | Code: 41013 Instructor: Christina Benishin, PhD, MBA Cowichan Community Centre

Nutrition - Carbs

We will cover myths, hard truth and the best carb news. Several carbohydrate-rich foods are found to be beneficial if not critical for human nutrition and good health (fruits, vegetables, whole grains) while other carbohydrates, like refined sugar, are devastating to human health. The importance for maintaining a healthy diet and ways of incorporating them into a daily menu are shown, with an emphasis on having a variety of choices. Tuesday | Feb 15 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$30 | Code: 41012 Instructor: Christina Benishin, PhD, MBA Cowichan Community Centre

Nutrition - Superfoods, Organic Foods, and GMOS

The growing class of foods claimed to be “superfoods” is examined in detail. Organic foods (veggies, fruits, some grains) and their nutritional content compared with the non-organic equivalents are discussed. GMO foods are also discussed with the simple and practical identification of what “GMO” means and what health repercussion arise from consuming GMO foods. Tuesday | Feb 22 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$30 | Code: 41015 Instructor: Christina Benishin, PhD, MBA Cowichan Community Centre

Nutrition Gluten-Free and Lactose-Free

The “gluten-free revolution” is presented along with identifying the causes as to why the previously available gluten sources in everyday life are no longer desirable. Lactose, a naturally occurring sugar in milk and milk products, is known to cause a number of symptoms. Foods substituted for normal lactose containing dairy products are presented.

Weight Loss - Food & Nutrition

How food and nutrition affect body weight and how to use this knowledge to control it. This presentation addresses the food-related aspects of a successful weight loss program. The best diets (working well when combined with exercise and implemented through behavioural lifestyle modification) are discussed. Superfoods and best weightloss promoting foods are presented, discussed and their utilization described. Techniques for addressing cravings for specific foods and products like sugar are discussed in detail. Wednesday | Feb 16 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$30 | Code: 40999 Instructor: Paul Zakrzewski, MD, PhD, Family Physician (Retired) Cowichan Community Centre

Weight Loss - Physical Activity & Exercise

What is needed and what is absolutely necessary? Exercise and its critical role in a weight loss program is reviewed. Instructors share the best ways to implement exercise and physical activity in everyday routines and claim benefits for weight loss. Examples and tips are given on how to start and maintain momentum. The presentation is intended for everyone interested in weight loss and seeking lasting solutions. Wednesday | Feb 23 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$30 | Code: 41002 Instructor: Paul Zakrzewski, MD, PhD, Family Physician (Retired) Cowichan Community Centre

Components of a Successful Weight Loss Program in Addition to Diet and Exercise

With the dismal success rate of most weight loss programs, this course examines what components are missing. Human behaviours responsible for body weight changes are reviewed along with advances in knowledge on hormones secreted by body fat. Methods for affecting behaviour resulting in weight loss are shown. Dedicated health coaching for optimal results and improving performance is presented. Wednesday | Mar 2 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$30 | Code: 41003 Instructor: Paul Zakrzewski, MD, PhD, Family Physician (Retired) Cowichan Community Centre

Tuesday | Mar 1 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$30 | Code: 41016 Instructor: Christina Benishin, PhD, MBA Cowichan Community Centre

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ADULTS Nutrition - Healthy Gut

There is a whole village of microbes that live inside us that we rely on for optimal health, called the microbiome. Many ailments are now being associated with disruption of the gut microbiome. This seminar will discuss some current evidence for the links between gut health and such conditions as immune dysfunction, ADHD, and more. We will discuss how we can support gut-healthy nutrition. Tuesday | Mar 8 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$30 | Code: 41018 Instructor: Christina Benishin, PhD, MBA Cowichan Community Centre

How Parents Can Impact on the Healthy Weight of Their Children

The child’s relationship with food, including consumption of unhealthy, calorie-rich, and nutrient-poor foods is discussed in detail. Practical tips and solutions to the “food thing” for obese children are given along with a variety of tips on how to prevent excessive weight in children not yet affected. This presentation is for all interested parents and those who are planning a family. Wednesday | Mar 9 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$30 | Code: 41004 Instructor: Paul Zakrzewski, MD, PhD, Family Physician (Retired) Cowichan Community Centre

Triple P Positive Parenting Program

Triple P Positive Parenting Program promotes positive relationships with your children; dealing calmly and consistently with problem behaviour; encouraging behaviour that you like from your children; planning ahead to avoid or manage difficult situations; and taking care of yourself as a parent. The Triple P program introduces 17 effective parenting strategies that will help you approach challenging behaviours consistently, immediately, and decisively. The positive parenting plan you develop will have you feeling more confident and competent in your role as a parent. These strategies are simple to use and easy to apply to the day-to-day challenges of parenting. “Small changes, big differences”. Triple P Parenting Mini Series Parents of Children ages 1.5 - 7 Thursdays | Jan 27 - Feb 17 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 4/FREE | Code: 42085 Instructor: Bonnie Potter Shawnigan Lake Community Centre Triple P Group Program Parents of Children ages 2 - 12 Wednesdays | Mar 30 - Apr 20 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 5/FREE | Code: 42087 Instructor: Bonnie Potter Shawnigan Lake Community Centre WINTER & SPRING

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ADULTS Modern Meditation

Ready for more comfort and joy in your life? These four sessions will explore how breathing techniques and mindful actives will increase your everyday awareness, focus, gratitude and relaxation. Thursdays | Jan 27 - Feb 17 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 4/$48 | Code: 40554 Instructor: Karen Stefanson Cowichan Community Centre

Self-Care Meditation

Are you ready to celebrate yourself with confidence and love? Practice meditation skills and breathing techniques to enhance your inner peace and kindness. Thursdays | Mar 10 - 31 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 4/$48 | Code: 40555 Instructor: Karen Stefanson Cowichan Community Centre

Learning Self-Hypnosis Techniques

Join a Certified Professional Hypnotist for this series of sessions focused on how to use self-hypnosis techniques to overcome or enhance various issues such as pain control, anxiety, confidence, self-worth, happiness, acceptance, and forgiveness. Tuesdays | Jan 25 - Feb 8 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 3/$100 | Code: 40748 Instructor: Allan Curtis Cowichan Community Centre

Learning Basic Hypnotic Techniques

Join a Certified Professional Hypnotist for this series of sessions that will teach you basic hypnosis techniques to help others cope with minor emotional or behavioural issues. Tuesdays | Feb 15 - Mar 1 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 3/$100 | Code: 40749 Instructor: Allan Curtis Cowichan Community Centre

Aromatherapy in Your Home

Learn why and how aromatherapy helps physical and emotional health. We will cover how to make and use therapeutic essential oil products like protective spritzers, bath salts, roll-ons, and massage oils. Our instructor has been a certified Aromatherapy Teacher since 2000. Take home two items that you make! There is a $15 supply fee, payable to instructor. Tuesday | May 17 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 1/$25 | Code: 40741 Instructor: Lorene Benoit Cowichan Community Centre

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Transitioning into Retirement

Retirement is a special destination for most people and a desired time in life for many. This session covers how to enjoy retirement and utilize its benefits, how to stay healthy, active, and positive, how to spend time well and with purpose, and how to choose the activities and find one’s own path to a happy and fulfilling retirement. Tuesday | Feb 1 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/$30 | Code: 41007 Instructor: Christina Benishin, PhD, MBA Cowichan Community Centre

Introduction to Fly-fishing

Our instructor is a well-known outdoor writer and photographer and will lead the class in all the basic aspects of fly-fishing, from equipment to techniques and everything in between. This class usually fills quickly so register early. A three-hour practical casting day is included immediately after the classroom casting lesson (a Saturday or Sunday, date TBD). Thursdays | Mar 3 - Apr 7 | 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 6/$150 | Code: 40167 Instructor: Bill Luscombe Cowichan Community Centre

Basic Wilderness Survival Course

This Search and Rescue Manager approved course is taught by an experienced SAR professional in a fun environment. This workshop is for anyone who spends time in the wilderness. During this class you will learn the basics of wilderness survival including creating a mini survival kit, must-have gear, and pit-falls to avoid. You will take away an example of an easy to make “fire starter kit”. We will cover intermediate skills in fire and shelter building, and learn how to be more comfortable in a wilderness environment. Saturday | Jan 22 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 1/$45 | Code: 41137 Instructor: Island Girls Kerry Park Recreation Centre Saturday | Apr 30 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 1/$45 | Code: 41138 Instructor: Island Girls Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Advanced Wilderness Survival

Do you spend time in the wilderness, and have a solid understanding of ‘survival priorities’, fire starting, shelter building, essential gear, and how to alert search and rescue? In this session you will learn about ‘enemies of survival’ and get hands-on experience with survival equipment. You will learn some advanced survival skills that are specific to Vancouver Island from an experienced SAR professional in a relaxed and fun environment. Saturday | May 7 | 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 1/$50 | Code: 41139 Instructor: Island Girls Kerry Park Recreation Centre

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ADULTS Wilderness Survival for Women

Come out and learn from an SAR professional with 25 years’ experience as an SAR Manager on the Island in this Search and Rescue Manager approved course. This workshop is specifically designed for women of any age or experience who enjoy spending time in the wilderness. Learning in an environment with all women can be refreshing, especially when discussing and learning about activities that have historically been male dominated. This class will teach you the basics of what you need, what you should do, what you should have with you, and what you should not do. We will also cover some intermediate skills in fire and shelter building. You will get some hands-on experience with a variety of survival equipment and learn the pros and cons of common survival items. Though not required, feel free to bring your own survival kit if you have one, as you will learn some handy items to put in your own kit. If you are going to be out in the wilderness for any length of time, be prepared! A Certificate of Completion will be provided. Saturday | Jan 29 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1/$48 | Code: 40841 Instructor: Island Girls Cowichan Community Centre

Wilderness Navigation (Basic to Intermediate)

Come out and learn from an SAR professional with 30 years’ experience. This is for the day-hiker, back-country hiker, forager, hunter, fisher, or anyone who spends time in the wilderness off the beaten track. You will learn some basic and intermediate wilderness navigation skills, as well as some tips and hints on “how not to get lost in the woods”. You will learn map and compass skills with some hands-on practice. You will also learn about the various technology-assisted navigation aids, including GPS, SPOTs, inReach, satellite assisted, and others. We will review and try some of the common cell phone apps that aid in navigation (both online and offline). Learn which ones the search and rescue professionals use when they go hiking, and why. A Certificate of Completion will be provided. Saturday | Apr 23 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1/$48 | Code: 40842 Instructor: Island Girls Cowichan Community Centre

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Pets Dog Obedience

Bring out the best in your dog through this proven training program. Join this class and learn how to better understand your dog and its individual personality. Our instructor, who is the owner of K9 Focus Training Services, has taught group classes for over 25 years on South Vancouver Island. This program is ideal for puppies or mature dogs and will give you the opportunity to get a great start with your dog. In this class, you will learn how to train your dog to understand your commands for useful obedience behaviours. With guidance, you will train your dog to respond to commands for behaviour basics such as walking on leash without pulling, to sit, and lie down and very importantly, to come when called. Other necessities included in this program are gaining good social skills, learning to be comfortable in a group environment, and bark and bite inhibition. The instructor’s experience allows her to focus in on you and your dog’s needs, personalizing training techniques and enabling you to create a rewarding, interactive relationship with your dog. Mondays | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Mar 14 - Apr 4 | 4/$100 | Code: 40918 Apr 11 - May 9 | 4/$100 | Code: 40920 May 30 - June 20 | 4/$100 | Code: 41591 Instructor: Catherine Dunstan No session Apr 18 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Dog Obedience

All Ages Learn how to use positive reinforcement to teach your dog good manners. Your dog will learn commands such as Heel, Come, Sit, Down, Stay, and Leave It. Give your dog more confidence by knowing how to behave in social situations, and around other dogs. You and your dog have done this before? Perfect, sign up for Brush-up! The programs are open to all ages, as long as owners are able to control their dogs, and are open to puppies as well as adult dogs. Dogs may be moved into the other class at the instructor’s discretion. Some sessions may be done outside. Beginner Tuesdays | Apr 12 - May 31 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 8/$60 | Code: 40175 Instructor: Lynn Brooks CLR - Centennial Lower Hall Brush-Up Tuesdays | Apr 12 - May 31 | 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 8/$60 | Code: 40176 Instructor: Lynn Brooks CLR - Lower Centennial Hall

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CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Christmas Family Skate

The arena will be transformed with lights, trees, and decorations. Bring your family and enjoy the on-ice activities or warm up around the fire. Santa will stop by for a special visit and bring treats for the little ones. Event is open to ‘children’ of all ages. Pre-registration is required and is on a first come, first served basis. This event is generously sponsored by: Thrifty Foods Mill Bay and Island Savings Credit Union. Sunday | Dec 12 FREE Admission | Pre-registration required 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Code: 38793 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. | Code: 38794 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Code: 38795 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. | Code: 38796 Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Winter Wonderland Skate

Bring the whole family to this fun, festive-themed skate. Our arena will be filled with lights, decorations, and holiday music. We’ll have arts and crafts for the kids and tons of exciting activities on the ice, including our always popular crazy carpet slide. Sit down and warm up around our onice fireplace. Santa Claus will stop by to say hello and give out treats to the little ones. This event is FREE but tickets are required. Tickets will be available for pick up at the Cowichan Community Centre starting November 14. Saturday | Dec 18 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Code: 38063 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Code: 38064 FREE Admission | Pre-registration required Cowichan Community Centre

Winter Wonderland

All Ages Come out and enjoy the festivities at our annual Winter Wonderland. Witness our arena transformed into a festive wonderland showcasing a toboggan run, fire on ice, skating, shinny hockey, hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa himself! Price includes skate rentals. Admission is by registration, no drop-ins. Register online at reccowichan.ca. Each person must register separately; to register for Family rate call Cowichan Lake Recreation at 250.749.6742 ext 0. Thursday | Dec 23 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Code: 37044 Thursday | Dec 23 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Code: 37045 $5/person or $18/family of 4 Cowichan Lake Sports Arena

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NEW YEAR’S EVENTS

Holiday Skating

The holidays are here - why not come down to the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena for our Holiday Public Skates? Pre-register at www.reccowichan.ca. If you need to rent skates, choose this as an extra ($3.25) while registering, and pay for it online; please bring your receipt when you pick up your skates. For the Family of Four rate ($15) or if you have any questions call 250-749-6742 ext 0. Sat/Mon/Tues/Wed/Thur | Dec 18, 27, 28, 29, 30 6:00 p.m. - 7:20 p.m. | Code: 39131 Cowichan Lake Sports Arena Sunday | Jan 2 12:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. | Code: 39132 Cowichan Lake Sports arena

Christmas Skating Schedule Kerry Park Arena Sunday

Dec 19

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Monday

Dec 20

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Wednesday

Dec 22

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Monday

Dec 27

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Wednesday

Dec 29

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Friday

Dec 31

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Sunday

Jan 2

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Christmas Skating Schedule Cowichan Arena Sunday

Dec 19

1:00 - 2:20 p.m.

Monday

Dec 20

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Tuesday

Dec 21

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Wednesday

Dec 22

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Wednesday

Dec 22

6:30 - 7:50 p.m.

Thursday

Dec 23

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Friday

Dec 24

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Monday

Dec 27

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Tuesday

Dec 28

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Wednesday

Dec 29

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Thursday

Dec 30

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Sunday

Jan 2

1:00 - 2:20 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Family Event

All Ages Bring your family out on New Year’s Eve for a great time at Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. Price includes skating and skate rentals, crafts, activities, hot chocolate, and a balloon drop at 4:45 p.m. Concession will be open. Fun for the whole family! Register online at reccowichan.ca. Each person must register separately; to register for family rate call Cowichan Lake Recreation at 250.749.6742 ext 0. Registration deadline is Dec 22. Friday | Dec 31 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. $5/person or $18/family of 4 | Code: 37059 Cowichan Lake Sports Arena

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Join us again this year as we bring in the New Year, familystyle, at the Cowichan Community Centre. Our FREE celebration will have something for the whole family, including face painting, a bouncy castle, a photo booth, and other new attractions. Our early countdown will take place just before 8:00 p.m., complete with noise makers, prizes, and the always popular balloon drop! Registration opens December 1, 2021. Please note: each skating session has limited capacity and will be on a first come, first served basis. Friday | Dec 31 | 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Skate 1 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Code: 38065 Skate 2 | 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. | Code: 38066 Skate 3 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Code: 38067 Pre-registration required Cowichan Community Centre

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EVENTS

55+ Give It A Try Day

Join us in partnership with the BC Seniors Games Society for this exciting event where participants ages 55+ will get the opportunity to try a variety of activities and see what they like! Activities may include Pickleball, archery, badminton, tennis and more. Quality instruction will be provided for all activities. Lunch is included. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada for this project. The activities will follow the highest standards for safety and all Provincial Health Guidelines. Wednesday | Jan 26 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 1/FREE | Code: 40099 Cowichan Community Centre

Bouldering Bonanza Ages 7 - 12

Get out of the cold, work up a sweat and take home some prizes. Climbing short “problems” (routes to climb up the wall) without rope, the emphasis will be on number of problems completed and the attempts necessary to do so. Sport climbing was featured at the Summer Olympics for the first time in 2020, come try this Olympic sport! Wednesday | Feb 9 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. $10 per climber | Code: 41254

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Caleb Kroffat Memorial CPR/AED Training

Members of St. John Ambulance Brigade will be on-site to provide complimentary training in adult CPR and the use of AEDs. Training will be provided through a drop-in open house style format. Monday | Feb 21 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. FREE Admission Cowichan Community Centre

Spring Break Park Scavenger Hunt

Want to participate in a fun, free, outdoor activity during the first week of Spring Break? Every day for four days, we’ll post a hint on our social media to tell you which South Cowichan Park to visit and look for a clue. Collect all the clues throughout the week to find the password, submit the password to the Kerry Park office, and be entered into a draw to win a Family Prize Pack from South Cowichan Recreation! Winner drawn on March 17. Monday - Thursday | Mar 14 - 17 FREE Activity South Cowichan Parks

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Community Garage Sale

Don’t miss this opportunity to sell those unique items or just clear out some clutter you’ve been collecting. Whether you’re selling or buying, come check out this garage sale that is happening in your neighborhood. Saturday | Apr 2 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $20 per table | Code: 41250 FREE Admission Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Community Garage Sale

This is a great time to clean out what could be someone else’s treasure, or grab a great bargain for a winter project. Book a table with us, to sell your kindly used household items, sporting goods, toys and clothing. Conveniently located in the Multi-Purpose Hall. Coming Spring 2022 Cowichan Community Centre

ParticipACTION Bike Rodeo “Shawnigan Style”

Join us on this Pro-D Day! Bring your bike and a helmet and spend a few hours learning all about bikes. Bike wash, bike safety, bike craft, bike obstacle course, bike maintenance, and bike road safety. Bring some toonies as the Kona Ice Truck will be at the event! Friday | May 6 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. FREE Admission | Code: 41251 SLCC - Side Parking Lot

Third Annual “Dill” Pickleball Outdoor Tournament

The object of this doubles tournament is to promote Pickleball at all levels and to showcase this wonderful sport. Floating partners are assigned by players’ selfrating. Each player carries a score to compete for top prizes. Registration fee includes lunch. Located on the new outdoor courts behind Kerry Park! For more information about how to rate your play visit pickleballcanada.org/play/ competitive-pickleball/ratings-2021/2-digit-ratings/ Friday | June 24 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Female Group | 1/$25 | Code: 41841 Male Group | 1/$25 | Code: 42386 KPRC - New Outdoor Pickleball Courts

Online Registration:

To use online registration you will need login information, and a credit card. Please contact your local recreation centre to set up your family’s account. You can access online registration from our website www.cvrd.ca

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EVENTS

Loonie Skates

All Ages Come on down to Cowichan Lake Sports Arena and spend only a loonie! That's right, everybody skates for just one dollar. Helmets strongly recommended but not supplied. Pre-registration is required and can be done online at www.reccowichan.ca. If you need to rent skates, choose this as an extra fee while registering and bring your receipt to pick up your skates. Saturday | Jan 15 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:20 p.m. | Code: 41050 Sunday | Jan 23 | 4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. | Code: 39139 Admission $1 | Rentals $3.25 Cowichan Lake Sports Arena

Teen Toonie Skate

Ages 13+ It's Toonie Teen Skate time. Pre-registration is required and can be done online at www.reccowichan.ca. If you need to rent skates, choose this as an extra fee while registering and bring your receipt to pick up your skates. Friday | Feb 11 | 8:40 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Admission $2 | Rentals $3.25 | Code: 39140 Cowichan Lake Sports Arena

School’s Out Skates

Come out with your friends and family and enjoy these special School’s Out skating sessions. Admission is only a toonie! Friday | Feb 18 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Monday | Apr 11 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Admission $2 | Rentals $3 Cowichan Community Centre

School’s Out Skate

Come and skate with us on the School District 79 out day. Friday | Feb 18 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Adult $2 | Child $1 | Rentals $1 | Pre-registration required Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Acoustic Jam

Age 19+ Join us in our the Cowichan Rocks Curling Lounge, in the Cowichan Lake Arena, every second Tuesday for a jammin’ good time! Bring your own instruments or come and sing along. No cover charge. Every Second Tuesday | Dec 14 - June 28 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. FREE | Code: 41758 No Session Dec 28 CLR - Curling Lounge

Family Day Events Family Day Learn to Curl

Ages 8+ Join us at the rink for a fun-filled session where you will learn about curling, be provided with equipment, and throw your first rock! Coaches will be on hand to provide instruction. Children are required to wear a helmet. Adults are strongly recommended to wear a helmet. Monday | Feb 21 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 1/FREE | Code: 40905 KPRC - Curling Rink Monday | Feb 21 | 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 1/FREE | Code: 42168 KPRC - Curling Rink

Family Day Skate

This fun skate will be filled with special family-themed Amazing Race style challenges. Attend with your family or friends and participate in these challenges to build your physical literacy and win prizes. All skaters must pre-register online or call Kerry Park to book their space. Monday | Feb 21 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Regular admission rates | Pre-registration required Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Family Day Celebration

Bring the whole family and enjoy this FREE Family Day Celebration. We will host two skating sessions where families can spend some quality time together on the ice. We will also have sports, crafts, and activities for all ages in the Multi-Purpose Hall. All MPH participants will be eligible for prizes! Monday | Feb 21 Family Skate | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Code: 40873 Family Skate | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Code: 40888 Gym Activities | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Code: 40893 Cowichan Community Centre WINTER & SPRING

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COVID-19 & RECREATION

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COVID-19 & Recreation Before visiting our facilities, please read about our Vaccination and Mask Requirements below. Facility-specific information can be found here: • • • •

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UPDATED: November 1, 2021 By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), proof of vaccination (BC Vaccine Card) is required to access some events, services and businesses. Recreation services are affected by this new initiative and we are required to follow all Provincial Health Orders (PHO). As of October 24, you must be fully vaccinated (2 doses of COVID-19 vaccination). The requirement is in place until January 31, 2022 and could be extended.

Check our website at www.cvrd.ca/3303/COVID-19-Recreation for information about how current Public Health Orders may affect your recreation program.

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ELDER COLLEGE

Elder College Programs Elder College is celebrating 20 years in the Cowichan Community Centre. We invite all individuals 50 or better to join us in a program designed by you for you. Share knowledge, learn new skills, and develop yourself in a friendly and welcoming environment. Elder College features an expansive program lineup with opportunities ranging from fitness and computers through to music and outdoors. All of the programs are put on by great instructors and overseen by our committee, of which we give a heartfelt thanks to both. Please note there is an annual membership fee.

Beginner Fly Tying

Students will learn to tie their own fishing ties, including the tools and materials needed and will come away with a nice selection of flies that catch fish on local lakes, rivers and beaches. A $40 supply fee is payable to the instructors at the first class. Tuesdays | Jan 11 - Feb 8 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 5/$60 | Code: 41098 Instructors: Devina and Ted Brookman Instructors’ Studio, Chemainus

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Tax Assessment Tips & Traps

2022 Assessment Notices are arriving in the mail. Almost all residential values have gone up. Will your property taxes go up by the same percentage? Some properties are worth less than assessed values; why? Should you appeal? If so, what do you need to do? Why do some owners ask for an assessment increase? Why do some ask for a decrease? This session will cover all of these questions. Thursday | Jan 13 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 1/$14 | Code: 37845 Presenter: Rick Couvelier Cowichan Community Centre

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ELDER COLLEGE Purge Stress and Anxiety

Join a Certified Professional Hypnotist for this group hypnosis session focused on stress and anxiety release from past events, and discarding old baggage! This session includes a 45-minute hypnosis session with components of relaxation, visualization and clearing blocks and barriers that may be holding you back. Thursday | Jan 13 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 1/$14 | Code: 41096 Instructor: Allan Curtis Cowichan Community Centre

Solar Energy Basics

We will review solar panel energy production and how it works and the equipment necessary to connect to your home. A review on net metering and how power is accounted for in the system will also be discussed. Friday | Jan 14 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1/$14 | Code: 41100 Instructor: John Weyermars Cowichan Community Centre

Drawing Cats & Dogs

Build confidence while you explore your own style of drawing cats. Please bring a sketchbook or scrap paper; cheap promotional pens for practice (those running out of ink are ideal); black drawing pen (any smoothly flowing black ink pen will do); and LOTS of cat and dog photos (figurines are also useful). We’ll discuss more supply options at the first class. Thursdays | Feb 11 - Mar 4 | 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 4/$52 | Code: 41104 Instructor: Penny Boden Cowichan Community Centre

It’s a Wrap!

Tuck an ‘I love you’ card for your Valentine into a woven paper ‘sleeve’. Weaver Alison Irwin, inspired by the hearts on snowdrops, has created a special wrap that is perfect for a short note or gift card. Size of bias weave ‘sleeve’: 6 cm x 7 cm. Wednesday | Feb 9 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1/$14 | Code: 40527 Instructor: Alison Irwin Cowichan Community Centre

Beginner/Intermediate Guitar

This course will focus on learning the common first position chords with the goal of playing a simple song to start. We will look at some basic theory as it pertains to understanding key signatures and the relevance of what chords go together in songs. Intermediate studies will focus on more advanced theory and some cool tricks on how to spice up your playing. Please bring a playable guitar. Wednesdays | Feb 16 - Mar 23 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 6/$64 | Code: 40870 Instructor: Brian Hicks Cowichan Community Centre

Self Confidence - Hypnosis Workshop

Join a Certified Professional Hypnotist for this group hypnosis session, focused on restoring selfconfidence. This session includes a 45-minute hypnosis session with component of relaxation, visualization and rebuilding self-confidence, selfworth and self-respect. This session is non-specific and allows you to choose the issues privately. Thursday | Feb 24 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 1/$14 | Code: 41097 Instructor: Allan Curtis Cowichan Community Centre

Armchair Travel: Western China

Visit the western end of the Great Wall in Gansu Province and Silk Road oases in Xinjjiang, home of the Uighurs. This presentation includes visits to the ancient Chinese capital of Xi’an, the Mogao caves at Dunhuang, an ancient Uighur capital at Turpan plus Hotan, Urumqi, Kashgar, Jiayuguan and the surrounding countryside. Thursday | Mar 3 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1/$14 | Code: 40774 Presenter: Gwyneth Kingham Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Spring Garden - Making it Easy

Join in on this presentation on managing all aspects of a of typical spring garden. This is a time of renewal and there are tasks creating a healthy and thriving garden. Thursday | Mar 10 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 1/$14 | Code: 42115 Instructor: Bernie Dinter Dinter’s Nursery

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Introduction to Zentangle

Zentangles is an art using simple strokes to create remarkable patterns. It is fun and easy to do and is known to relieve stress. Come join us. Play and discover the artist with in you. A supply list will be provided at registration. Tuesday | Mar 29 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 1/$14 | Code: 40740 Instructor: June Maffin Cowichan Community Centre

Conscious Aging

What does growing older mean to you? How can we come to terms with and make peace with our own aging process, while continuing to enjoy our lives? In this class you are invited to explore some of these issues through discussions with peers, readings and personal reflection. Tuesdays | Mar 29 - Apr 19 | 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 4/$46 | Code: 41103 Presenter: Dr. Judith Martin, Registered Clinical Counsellor Cowichan Community Centre

Armchair Travel: Northern Ethiopia

The stunning scenery, the remarkable rock cut churches and especially the friendly people are what attract visitors to Ethiopia. Join us as we explore the northern mountains, the city of Addis Ababa, the religious centres of Axum and Lalibela, the source of the Blue Nile and much more.

Yoga & Meditation for Seniors

This class offers a combination of gentle stretches, simple yoga postures, yoga breathing techniques, muscle toning and strength building and meditation. Benefits include: improved immune system, fewer joint pains, stronger body and mind, overall well-being and happiness. Mondays | Apr 11 - May 16 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 5/$60 | Code: 41095 Instructor: Saroj Sund No session Apr 18 Cowichan Community Centre

Europe’s July Crisis, 1914

World War 1 began at a time when economic globalization reigned and Europe's Great Powers actually had very little to fight about. This course explores how the July Crisis brought a continent at peace into war. Wednesdays | Apr 13 - 20 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 2/$28 | Code: 40523 Presenter: Chris Comars Cowichan Community Centre

How Powered Farming Tools Have Evolved

In the history of human development, farmers arrived about ten thousand years ago. Their ability to work the land has evolved, from human power, to animal power, to the sophisticated and powerful farm equipment available today.

Thursday | Apr 7 | 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 1/$14 | Code: 40868 Presenter: Gwyneth Kingham Cowichan Community Centre

Thursday | Apr 21 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1/$14 | Code: 41099 Instructor: John Lewis Cowichan Community Centre

Lady With a Past: A History of Ladysmith

The Lure of Paris

Have you ever wondered about Lady Smith and her connection to the Town of Ladysmith? Would you like to know about Ladysmith’s connections to the Dunsmuirs? This is your opportunity to get the answers to these questions. Monday | Apr 11 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1/$14 | Code: 40874 Presenter: Rob Johnson Cowichan Community Centre

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Explore the influence of French culture on six modern Irish Writers: George Moore; Oscar Wilde; W.B. Yeats; J.M. Synge; James Joyce; Samuel Beckett. Thursdays | Apr 21 - May 26 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 6/$62 | Code: 40872 Instructor: Timothy Brownlow, PhD Cowichan Community Centre

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ELDER COLLEGE

Spring Birding by Ear

This nature outing course is devised to introduce the wonderful art of listening and identifying birds by ear alone. Usually the general public is quite oblivious to the presence of many nonvisible bird species that skilled birders regularly identify in all forms of habitat, such as around peoples’ own homes. It opens up greater chances to monitor and enjoy bird life. Saturday | Apr 23 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 1/$14 | Code: 40531 Instructor: Robin Lawson Cowichan Community Centre

Lawn Bowling

Join this introduction to lawn bowling. Have fun learning the basic skills of this wonderful game. The focus will be on delivery of the bowl, rules, and the rhythm of play. Tuesday/Thursday | May 3 - 5 | 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 2/$24 | Code: 40869 Instructor: Betty Locke Centennial Park, 320 First Street, Duncan

Sheila’s Upcycle into Useable Art

The goal of this course is to take items from your home or elsewhere involving fabric, wood, ceramic, metal and outdoor-specific items. Turn these items into amazing and useable art for your home or a gift and save them from being thrown out and contaminating the ‘blue and green marble’ that we live on. The instructor will provide a list of materials and session outline. Thursdays | May 5 - June 9 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 6/$60 | Code: 41277 Instructor: Sheila Warneken Kerry Park Recreation Centre

Finding a Retirement Home

This session is geared to seniors thinking of moving to a retirement home and the key questions to ask when making this critical decision. Based on the presenter’s personal experience, and the challenges he encountered having lived in three homes and visited several others, he decided to write a book to help others. There will be a presentation and Q&A.

Exploring Common Weeds for Food and Therapy

Join this outdoor workshop to explore the weedy plants that grow in the backyard for food use and folk medicine. Participants are encouraged to share their own experience. Dress for the outdoors including sturdy footwear. Saturday | May 28 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1/$14 | Code: 41249 Leader: Richard Nelson 1720 Baldy Mt Road, Shawnigan Lake

Thursday | May 26 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1/$14 | Code: 41101 Presenter: Bill Talford Cowichan Community Centre WINTER & SPRING

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COWICHAN LAKE RECREATION

Cowichan Lake Recreation (CLR) Cowichan Lake Sports Arena - Home of Lake Cowichan Kraken Jr. B Hockey Team 311 South Shore Road | 250.749.6742 | Press 0 to talk to a person • NHL-sized ice surface, warm viewing area, 8 dressing rooms • Meeting Room, Multi-Purpose Room, Playschool Room, Concession and catering services, Wi-Fi Cowichan Rocks Curling Rink 311 South Shore Road | 250.749.6742 | Press 0 to talk to a person • 4 sheets of curling ice, concrete slab dry floor (seasonal) • Licensed curling lounge, three-tier viewing, big screen HDTV • Wi-Fi, views of the lake from the patio, catering and bar services Centennial Hall 309 South Shore Road | 250.749.3322 Excellent venue for theatre productions, dances, and weddings • Upper Hall, Lower Hall • Full stage • Professional grade sound system • Commercial kitchen Honeymoon Bay Hall 10022 Park Drive | 250.749.3841 Ideal for sport team retreats, reunions, and family events • Gymnasium with stage • Dining room, commercial kitchen • Portable sound system, Wi-Fi • Park setting, adjacent ball field, close to beaches for swimming Mesachie Lake Hall 9315 South Shore Road | 250.749.6223 Ideal for sport team retreats, reunions, and family events • Dining room, commercial kitchen • Gymnasium, stage, Wi-Fi • Park setting, adjacent ball field, close to beaches for swimming Youbou Hall 8550 Hemlock Street | 250.749.6742 Ext. 3900 • Upper Hall, Lower Hall, commercial kitchen • 3,800 sq. ft. gymnasium • Stage • Portable sound system, Wi-Fi Youbou Bowling Alley 250.749.6742 Ext. 3901 • Licensed facility with concession • Four beautifully maintained lanes Food and Beverage Services • Book your event with our catering service and enjoy a worry-free dining experience.


COWICHAN COMMUNITY CENTRE

Cowichan Community Centre (CCC) 2687 James Street, Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Phone: 250.748.7529 | Fax: 250.748.0054 E-mail: tcentre@cvrd.bc.ca | Website: www.cvrd.ca Facility Booking Inquiries | Taylor Knowles | E-mail: taylor.knowles@cvrd.bc.ca Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Phone: 250.746.3434 Ticket Centre Hours December 25 - 31 Closed December 25 - 28, with reduced hours Dec 24 and 31 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and reduced hours Dec 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. January 4 - April 30 Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Closed Sunday and Stat Holidays May be open additional hours for Theatre Performances and Events Ice Arena: • Regulation size 200’ x 85’ • 1400 permanent seats (with reserved seating available) • 1000 portable seats • Multiple dressing rooms (including referee’s room) Multi-Purpose Hall: • 120’ x 88’ multi-use hall with two dressing rooms • Sport court flooring, basketball hoops, racquet sport nets • In-house sound system Heritage Hall: • 72’ x 44’ multi-use hall • Flooring designed for gymnastics, dance, and fitness activities • Elevator accessible • Shower facilities • In-house sound system, 12’ permanent wall screen • Attached full service kitchen (available for rent separately or with hall) Meeting Rooms: • 7 meeting rooms • Set-ups include: board room, classroom, lecture style • Seating for 10 - 50 depending on room size and set-up • Wi-Fi (at no additional cost) • Permanent wall screens and chalkboards Studios: • Two studios with mirrored walls • In-house sound system • Professional sprung flooring Ticket Centre: • Program registration and Cowichan Performing Arts Centre ticket sales • BC Transit tickets/passes - Cowichan Valley Transit and Malahat Commuter monthly passes • Ticketing Services • Customer service with a smile! WINTER WINTER & SPRING & SPRING

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KERRY PARK RECREATION CENTRE

Kerry Park Recreation Centre (KPRC) 1035 Shawnigan Mill Bay Road, Box 7, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P0 Phone: 250.743.5922 | Fax: 250.743.7939 | E-mail: kprc@cvrd.bc.ca Website: www.cvrd.ca January 4 - March 20 Mon - Thurs 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Fri 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. March 21 - April 30 Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Sat 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and Stat Holidays Hours subject to change based on facility needs, please monitor the CVRD website and follow us on social media for up-to-date information. Ice Arena • Regulation size 200’ x 85’ • Ice surface is available for rental August to March • Dry floor is available April to July Denis McLean Room • Size 30’ x 50’ • Features: laminate flooring, sound system, mirrors, adjacent to kitchen Social Lounge • Size 44’ x 40’ • Space overlooks our curling arena and can be rented for a variety of uses such as meetings, gatherings, or lectures • Features: mounted large screen TV and audio. Our bar and kitchen connect directly to this room. Curling Arena • Size 149’ x 56’ • Features: 4 sheets of ice, available for rental September through March • Dry floor is available April to September Sports Fields • 1 youth size and 2 full-size ball diamonds. Includes a multi-purpose field; suitable for soccer, field hockey, or field lacrosse • Features: washrooms, concession, covered picnic shelter, playground, skateboard park, and parking Mill Bay Community League Hall • Size 42’ x 31’ • Features: multi-use hall, kitchen, and a boardroom Shawnigan Hills Field • Features: youth ball field, ¾ regulation multi-sport box, washrooms, and playground Food & Beverage Services • Features: arena and ball field concession, coffee shop, lounge, and catering services for on-site and off-site events


SHAWNIGAN LAKE COMMUNITY CENTRE

Shawnigan Lake Community Centre (SLCC) 2804 Shawnigan Lake Road, Box 37, Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W0 Phone: 250.743.1433 | Fax: 250.743.1533 | E-mail: slcc@cvrd.bc.ca Website: www.cvrd.ca Office Hours: January 4 - April 30 Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Closed Sunday and Stat Holidays Hours subject to change based on facility needs, please monitor the CVRD website and follow us on social media for up-to-date information. Lounge/Round Room • Size 42’ diameter • Features: great acoustics for any live performance, round dance floor, sound system, performance lighting, and a dividing wall to allow for the creation of a large space for big events such as wedding receptions. Multi-Purpose Room • Size 25’ x 21’ • Features: sound system, a mirrored wall, and a dividing wall to allow for the creation of a large space for big events. Dance Studio • Size 25’ x 27’ • Features: mirrors for fitness/dance, and dance bars. Gymnasium • 77’ x 60’ (3/4 size gym) • Features: sport court flooring and a bouldering wall. The perfect venue for birthdays, games, and large events. Elsie Miles Annex and Pavilion • 4 classrooms • The field and pavilion alongside the building can be rented for your outdoor event. Kitchen • Our community centre is equipped with the basic kitchen to allow you to store items in the fridge, make coffee, and warm up items in the oven. Childcare Centre • We offer fully-licensed childcare for children ages 3 - 12. • Our friendly and child-oriented employees are highly experienced and qualified. • Our mission is to provide a safe, supportive, and caring environment that incorporates recreation and educational experiences which compliment both the home and school setting.

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COMMUNITY CONTACTS

South Cowichan Contacts Arts, Culture & Heritage

Cherry Point Artists.....................................................250.746.4795 Inspire Shawnigan......................... lindsey@inspireshawnigan.com Shawnigan Lake Historical Society............................250.743.8675

Community Policing

Block Watch / Friendly Phones / Speed Watch................................ ......................................................250.929.7222 or sccp@shaw.ca

Curling

Kerry Park Curling Club...................... www.kerryparkcurlingclub.ca Hangover League............................hangoverleague@hotmail.com Monday Senior Mixed............................................gbaird@telus.net Tuesday Ladies................................................ oldpinn@gmail.com Tuesday Men’s Senior Select .......................... kainsley0@shaw.ca Tuesday Mixed....................................... louellette16@hotmail.com Wednesday / Friday Senior Men......................rchaggart@shaw.ca Wednesday Night Men’s........................... gomezz16@hotmail.com Thursday Ladies..........................................cobblehouse@shaw.ca

Other South Cowichan Contacts

Camera Club........................info@cowichanvalleycameraclub.com Carpet Bowlers Mill Bay.............................................250.743.8293 Chess Club............................................. southcowichan@virl.bc.ca Clogging.....................................................................250.722.2953 Malahat Lions Society....... www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/malahat_bc Mill Bay Garden Club.......................... www.millbaygardenclub.com Quilting.......................................................................250.701.0971 Scouts.................................................................... www.viscouts.ca Scouts Canada......................................................... www.scouts.ca Shawnigan Cobble Hill Farmers Institute & Agricultural Society...... ..........................................................schfias.secretary@gmail.com Shawnigan Residents Association............................ www.thesra.ca South Cowichan Chamber of Commerce...................250.743.3566 South Cowichan Rotary Club........ https://portal.clubrunner.ca/694/ Tuesday Bridge Club..................................................250.748.1563 Valley Fish & Game Club....................www.valleyfishandgame.com Warmland Calligraphers...........warmlandcalligraphers@gmail.com Young Seniors Action Group Society..........................250.743.8344

Dance

Barre None Dance Studio..................................info@bndance.com Cowichan Valley Highland Dance.......cvhda.executive@gmail.com Cowichan Valley International Folk Dancers...djhargrove@shaw.ca Steps Ahead Dance............................... stepsaheadbc@gmail.com Warmland Dance................................ warmlanddance@gmail.com Zumba Gold..........................................................missfitt@shaw.ca

Hockey

Kerry Park Minor Hockey.................... registrar@islanderhockey.ca ....................................................................www.islanderhockey.ca Kerry Park Islanders Jr. B Hockey.................................................... ............................................... islandersjuniorhockey@hotmail.com Mill Bay Recreational Hockey.....................................250.743.9902

Martial Arts

Serenity Tai Chi..........................................................250.743.9088 Valley View Martial Arts.............................................. 250.929.2211

Music

Brenda’s Brats Choir..................................................250.701.1056 Cowichan Valley Youth Choir...................................... 250.597.0114 Duncan Choral Society...............................................250.746.2326 Encore! Women’s Choir..............................................250.715.1568 Sound Advice Music...................................................250.701.1056 Woodruff Music School...............................................250.743.7738

Skating

Kerry Park Skating Club.............................................250.744.9269 .......................................................... www.kerryparkskatingclub.ca

Tennis

Mill Bay Community League Tennis Club...................250.743.2107 South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club............................250.746.7282

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Cowichan Lake Contacts Chamber of Commerce ..................................lcchamber@shaw.ca Community Services...................................................250.749.6822 Cowichan Lake Area Quilters.....................................250.749.1601 Cowichan Lake District 50+ Activity Centre................250.749.6121 Cowichan Lake District Skating Club..........................250.749.6027 Cowichan Lake Lady of the Lake Society...................250.510.1983 Cowichan Lake Library...............................................250.749.3431 Cowichan Lake Lions.................................................250.749.3345 Health Unit..................................................................250.749.6878 Healthy Beginnings.....................................................250.709.3050 Honeymoon Bay Community Society.........................250.749.3579 Hospital Auxiliary........................................................250.749.6647 Kaatza Art Group........................................................250.749.1629 Kaatza Lakeside Players Society..............................250.749. 3025 Lake Bloomers............................................................250.749.4296 Lake Cowichan and District Minor Hockey.................250.745.3810 Lake Cowichan District Minor Baseball Association...250.749.3776 Lake Cowichan Karate...............................................778.220.7039 Lake Cowichan Kinsmen Club....................................250.701.5253 Lake Cowichan Kraken Jr. Hockey Club....................604.836.2010 Lake Cowichan School...............................................250.749.6634 Lisa’s Fit Stop.............................................................250.749.6745 Palsson School...........................................................250.749.6691 Royal Canadian Legion Branch #210.........................250.749.6041 Town of Lake Cowichan..............................................250.749.6681 Visitor Centre..............................................................250.749.3244 Youbou Community Church Society...........................778.429.7100

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COMMUNITY CONTACTS

Cowichan Valley Contacts Blood Donor Clinic...................................................1.888.236.6283 Carlson’s School of Dance.........................................250.746.6456 CMS Food Bank Society............................................250.743.5242 Conservation Officer 24-hr Hotline..........................1.877.952.7277 Cowichan Green Community......................................250.748.8506 Cowichan Seniors Community Foundation................250.715.6481 Cowichan Seniors Directory.....................www.cowichanseniors.ca Cowichan Valley Arts Council.....................................250.746.1633 Cowichan Valley Basket Society................................250.746.1566 Cowichan Valley Community Policing........................250.701.9145 Cowichan Valley Transit.............................................250.746.9899 Duncan SPCA.............................................................250.746.4646 Girl Guides..................................................................250.748.1052 Hiiye’yu Lelum House of Friendship Society..............250.748.2242 Margaret Moss Health Unit.........................................250.709.3050 Safer Foods Food Safe Training.................................250.746.4154 Volunteer Cowichan....................................................250.748.2133 Wendy’s House Children’s Play and Discovery Centre.................... ..................................................................... 250.748.0321 ext. 226

Cowichan Valley Sports Contacts Ceevacs Running............................................... www.ceevacs.com Cowichan Bowmen Archery Club.... cowichanbowmen@gmail.com Cowichan Capitals Hockey.........................................250.748.9930 Cowichan Cricket Club................................................www.vdca.ca Cowichan Field Hockey......................www.cowichanfieldhockey.ca Cowichan Football................................info@cowichanfootball.com Cowichan Outdoor Volleyball......................................250.732.7154 Cowichan Rugby Club................................................250.746.7513 Cowichan Valley Breakers Swim Club........................250.246.0000 Cowichan Valley Lacrosse................................www.cvtl.goalline.ca Cowichan Valley Minor Hockey Association...............250.246.3906 ..............................................................................cvmha@shaw.ca Cowichan Valley Soccer Association................................................ ..............................................youthregistrar@cowichansoccer.com Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club.................. nzuback@hotmail.com Duncan Basketball Association............ info@duncanbasketball.net Duncan Curling Club..................................................250.748.9313 Duncan Dive Club.......................................................250.743.9145 Duncan Junior Baseball Association..........................250.748.1755 Duncan Skating Club..........................www.duncanskatingclub.com Duncan Stingrays Swim Team....................................250.710.3278 Fernando Correia School of Karate............................ 250.748.9111 Maple Bay Rowing Club.............................................250.748.2042 Wilderness Kayak Co.................................................250.746.0151 Women’s Flag/Touch Football..................................... info@cwfl.ca

Cowichan Valley Regional District Contacts CVRD Emergency Social Services.............................250.746.2560 CVRD Head Office.....................................................250.746.2500 CVRD Recycling Hotline.............................................250.746.2540 CVRD Sports Tourism........................... www.cvrd.ca/sportstourism

Cowichan Valley Regional District Board of Directors Chair...................................................................... Lori Iannidinardo Vice-Chair..................................................................... Sierra Acton Area A Director - Mill Bay/Malahat.............................Blaise Salmon Area B Director - Shawnigan Lake............................... Sierra Acton Area C Director - Cobble Hill........................................ Mike Wilson Area D Director - Cowichan Bay............................ Lori Iannidinardo Area E Director - Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora...................... .............................................................................. Alison Nicholson Area F Director - Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls....Ian Morrison Area G Director - Saltair/Gulf Islands...........................Lynne Smith Area H Director - North Oyster/Diamond.................. Ben Maartman Area I Director - Youbou/Meade Creek.......................... Klaus Kuhn City of Duncan........................................................Michelle Staples Municipality of North Cowichan...................................... Al Siebring Municipality of North Cowichan........................... Debra Toporowski Municipality of North Cowichan..................................... Kate Marsh Town of Ladysmith........................................................Aaron Stone Town of Lake Cowichan............................................Tim McGonigle

Recreation Facilities Cowichan Aquatic Centre...........................................250.746.7665 ............................................................aquatics@northcowichan.ca Cowichan Community Centre.....................................250.748.7529 ..........................................................................tcentre@cvrd.bc.ca Cowichan Lake Recreation.........................................250.749.6742 ....................................................................... clradmin@cvrd.bc.ca Frank Jameson Community Centre............................250.245.6424 ............................................................................ prc@ladysmith.ca Fuller Lake Arena....................................................... 250.246.3811 .....................................................................ice@northcowichan.ca Kerry Park Recreation Centre....................................250.743.5922 ..............................................................................kprc@cvrd.bc.ca Shawnigan Lake Community Centre..........................250.743.1433 ...............................................................................slcc@cvrd.bc.ca

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NORTH COWICHAN PARKS & RECREATION Cowichan Aquatic Centre & Fuller Lake Arena SPRING 2022

ACTIVITIES

AQUATICS & ICE

FITNESS & ACTIVE

PARKS & TRAILS

North Cowichan Parks & Recreation www.northcowichan.ca/recreation www.reccowichan.ca Cowichan Aquatic Centre 250.746.7665 - aquatics@northcowichan.ca

Fuller Lake Arena 250.246.3811 - arena@northcowichan.ca


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Registration Begins December 13 at 9:00 a.m. Kerry Park Recreation Centre 250.743.5922 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre 250.743.1433 Registration Ongoing: Cowichan Lake Recreation 250.749.6742 Cowichan Community Centre 250.748.7529

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