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here is quite a bit of change going on along the Wellington/ Richmond Road corridor. We’ve had some businesses leave, to be replaced by a fresh crop of newcomers. The neighbourhood may be changing, but these new businesses seem to fit right in with the crowd, offering new experiences, products, and more things to do in Kitchissippi. It took awhile, but one of the biggest additions of note is the arrival of the new Second Cup/Pinkberry on Richmond Road at Holland Avenue. The location is in competition with the nearby Bridgehead and Thyme and Again for the area’s coffee market but will no doubt see a good share of foot traffic in the location once inhabited by iconic World of Maps. Just down the street is a new law office, one with deep history in the neighbourhood. Formerly Nectar Fine Teas, the location at 1250 Wellington St. W. is returning to its roots, in a way. DioGuardi Law, co-run by Paul and Brigitte DioGuardi, follows in a long line of DioGuardis. The spot was once occupied by another Dioguardi, Paul’s father, under the name “Phillipe’s Smoke Shop” back in the 1950s. “It was just a small location, but my father put me through law school and he put my sister through medical school,” says Paul. The law office promises a friendly, drop-on-by atmosphere and a speciality in wills, offering a new selection of services to the community.
Meanwhile, Hair Fellas is opening a new school for barbers. Located a bit further west on Wellington, the school offers low-cost barber programs that promise to bring an apprenticeship atmosphere to barber education. For the new generation of barbers, this will no doubt be a wonderful resource. Further into Hintonburg, a French bakery has risen. Les Moulins La Fayette is in the Eddy building at Irving and Wellington West across from Tooth and Nail. Its location makes it an excellent spot for an afternoon pick-me-up. See page 9 for more information about this new addition to the neighbourhood. Near the Parkdale Market, there is a whole lot of change going on. Not only was Holland’s Cake location taken over by Morning Owl, but Crazy Carl’s at 233 Armstrong St. is now The Nostalgia Warehouse. It’s a perfect opportunity to grab a coffee and browse vintage decor and collectibles. Moving west, Arc of Life Chiropractic opened at 1318 Wellington St W. near Clarendon Avenue. They offer massage therapy as well as chiropractic care. Luxury consignment shop and showroom, Valamode, opened at 1367 Wellington St. W. If you’re interested in luxury brands and fashion, this is the destination for you. Trish Barr, the director of Wall Space Gallery, has seen plenty of changeover over her tenure in Wall Space’s Richmond
The Hintonburg community welcomed Les Moulins La Fayette at 1000 Wellington St. W. this summer. PHOTO BY ANDREA TOMKINS Road location. The gallery has been part of the Westboro arts and culture scene for 10 years and they are celebrating this special milestone with a dance party on August 18 from 9 p.m. on. All proceeds go to Cornerstone Housing for Women, an organization which provides housing for women in Ottawa and is opening a new residence in Westboro this summer. While Trish is excited to be celebrating 10 years, she is aware of the challenges new businesses face establishing themselves in the competitive Westboro marketplace. “Starting a small business is hard. Rewarding, but hard,” she says. “There
are a lot of new businesses coming in that really seem to get the Westboro vibe.” The gallery’s official anniversary celebrations happen to coincide with the Westboro Fuse Street Festival. Trish promises that Wall Space’s offering for the festival will be the “most instagrammable location” on the strip. (That sounds like a challenge to the other participating businesses!) Westboro, Wellington Village, and Hintonburg are always evolving. While some businesses have departed, cool new ventures have been steadily filling their places. What’s next for the neighbourhood? Only time will tell.
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My husband and I had a great dinner at a local restaurant I’ve been eager to visit, thanks to a gift certificate I won at a recent “Kindred Kats” raffle at Kindred Shop and Studio (1243 Wellington St. W.). There were some excellent prizes up for grabs – all generously donated by local businesses – and all the money raised through raffle ticket sales was donated to Cat Rescue Network. (Read more about the great work they do at catrescuenetwork.org.) I met some very cute cats that day and I certainly didn’t expect to win a gift certificate to Bar Lupulus (1242 Wellington St. W.). I’ve wanted to dine here ever since Paula Roy wrote about it in KT but haven’t made the time. Bar Lupulus is famous for its wideranging beer menu (the word Lupulus is Latin for ‘common hop’ after all) and we had a fantastic dinner and, of course, beer. After dinner we went to Merry Dairy (102 Fairmont Ave.). It was a warm summer evening and the place was full. Our treat of choice: roasted banana ice cream in waffle cones. We enjoyed the scene on the outdoor patio. Families congregated around picnic tables and a little girl’s cone drooped to the side and as a result, dripped melting ice cream on the family dog. He didn’t seem to mind at all. Arriving home with full bellies, I thought about how amazing it is to eat
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Meet Greg Cullen “I was born and raised in Centretown and when they tore down Lebreton Flats in 1962 we moved to Highland Park. I’ve lived in the Kitchissippi area most of my life. I like that all the conveniences are here; all the shopping. It’s family oriented area and the crime rate is very low. People are very nice to one another and I have excellent neighbours. “I’m retired now, but I used to work in heating and ventilating and I got to go to Japan and work at the Canadian Embassy there for three weeks. They couldn’t hire local people so I got to go. From there I travelled to Hong Kong, Hawaii, and Thailand. My favourite part of that trip was Phuket, Thailand because it is so beautiful there. “I was very active when I was younger, but now my arthritis slows me down. I have twin daughters and a son who are all grown up now. If I could do anything in the world, I’d love to travel some more and go to England and France. My dad taught me to never burn any bridges and that’s how I try to live my life.” COLLECTED BY ELLEN BOND
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from someone in Ireland and I’ll think, “huh, that’s cool!’” Seven years and five million views on his blog later, John has a line of greeting cards in the U.K., online merchandise, and now a book to add to his cartooning career. His cartoons have even taken him onto the pages of Time Magazine. He was first contacted by email by then-managing editor, Nancy Gibbs. He was originally convinced it was a joke, but he “couldn’t type faster” after realizing it was real – that is, once he “brushed the stucco off my hair from hitting the ceiling.” Since then, his work has appeared in 96 issues, making him the only regularly featured cartoonist in the magazine’s 95-year history. Continued on page 11
is comics have been shared by the likes of George Takei. He’s Time Magazine’s only regularly published cartoonist. He’s just published a book. And he could be your neighbour. Kitchissippi’s John Atkinson is the creator of Wrong Hands and the author of Abridged Classics: Brief Summaries of Books You Were Supposed to Read but Probably Didn’t, released last month by HarperCollins. Abridged Classics takes a stab at the literary canon, hilariously summarizing everyone from Jane Austen to Franz Kafka with silly doodles and short captions. Though the book extensively references literature, its appeal is universal, designed for bookworms and anyone who dreaded picking up Shakespeare in high school. Interestingly, John doesn’t consider himself well read. “I haven’t even read my book,” he jokes. He suggests that readers who memorize his captions can now pretend they’ve read 100 books over the summer by simply reading his. A graphic designer by trade, John has been drawing cartoons all his life, having submitted cartoons to the New Yorker when he was 13-years-old. “I think I still have the rejection letter somewhere,” he says. The book is dedicated to his children, who indirectly helped launch a cartooning career borne out of doodles and drawings intended to make them laugh. After about a year of posting his work online, he began to notice his cartoons were picking up steam. “I’d post a cartoon and ten minutes later I’ll get a message
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Luigi and Samar Giammaria Samar and their children Bruno (8), Atia (10), and Mila (5). PHOTOS BY ANDREA TOMKINS
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I love the real estate reality show that renovates the home for its present owner—to entice them to stay—while at the same time a Realtor searches for that perfect property to encourage them to move. With each episode, the decision to stay or move largely depends on which property checks off more of the wish list boxes – but it is rare that either property meets every criteria for the owner. Compromises are made and the owners find middle ground to either stay or sell. In real life, to stay or move depends on many factors. How important is location? Is the house too small or now too big? Is the house worth renovating? And of course, what is the budget when either renovating or moving to a new home? In both cases, the first step is to meet with a professional Realtor. They can prepare a home evaluation of your property so that you better understand its current value in the marketplace. A Realtor can also provide you with trends and statistics on the current housing market
including the value of that dream home that checks off those wish list boxes. If staying is an option you want to consider, contact a licensed contractor specializing in the type of renovation you are considering. Have them assess what can and cannot be done based on your wish list including a general estimate for the work, timeframe to do the work and the process for the renovating the home. With all this information in hand, you will be able to answer the question, to move or not to move.
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The Giammaria home is just west of Golden Avenue and is home to Luigi, his wife Samar, and their children Atia (10), Bruno (8) and Mila (5). There’s a lot going on in this area – any day of the week. Directly across the street is the Byron Avenue linear park, great for a lazy stroll on any day, and the site of the popular farmer’s market every Saturday from May to October. The many shops and restaurants of Richmond Road, which essentially start at Golden Avenue and continue east, are a stone’s throw from their front door. A hop and a skip away, one spies two dozen people at the Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club enjoying a beautiful morning. The dew is still wet on the lawn as they send their lawn bowls rolling across the expanse of green. It becomes clear quite quickly in talking with him that Luigi has packed a great deal of construction experience into his 46 years. He was “on the job” so to speak, at the age of 12 with his father, Bruno Giammaria Sr., an industrious plumber who started his business in Westboro in 1970. Luigi says his father “technically” hasn’t retired but stopped working for clients about ten years ago. Readers may remember Bruno’s Plumbing store on Richmond Road where Kitchenalia is now. Luigi worked alongside his father improving the properties he owned. Continued on next page
espite its massive size, a gorgeous, wooden front door swings open effortlessly and quietly when Luigi Giammaria’s welcomes me into his impressive home at 608 Byron Ave. Let’s put the Giammaria house in context. Situated near the corner of Byron and Golden Avenues, the home stands in sharp contrast to the smaller, traditional homes nearby. Perhaps the most tell-tale sign that 608 Byron Ave. is not your average new build is an array of narrow blue and white panels that adorn a wide perimeter around the front windows of the house and are also featured on the wall leading up the front stairs. As Luigi points out, the white panels are unpainted concrete called Oko Skin imported from Austria. The blue panels are painted aluminum, which he sourced locally and had painted to his choice of blue colour. “If we get tired of it, I can take them down and have them repainted,” he adds with a laugh. Iron metal cladding, called Corten, surrounds an equally large upper window on the front of the house. It is meant to oxidize over time to a rusty brown colour. Luigi also uses it in his landscaping projects. Dark grey acrylic stucco completes the exterior on the front and sides of the house. Regarding some of the unique aspects of his home, including the blue tiles and the metal window surrounds, Luigi admits he was after something totally original. “I tend to be a little more out there in trying different styles,” he says. Luigi is also an advocate of recycling in his projects and avoids plastics and materials that include glues.
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Who Lives Here? Continued from previous page Luigi considers his best skill to be working with his hands and problem solving. He attributes his knack for repair to his father and his artistic and design flair to his mother, Norma. Judging from his stunningly modern home, the construction of which he supervised, Luigi is very much hands-on. “I love working with my hands,” he says. “I did 50% of this work.” With this particular home design Luigi says he was after “a unique style, a certain modern look.” Everywhere in the house, there are features that reflect this. From the use of 4ft. square ceramic tiles on the floor which he installed himself, 10ft. high ceilings on the main floor, steel stairs capped with marble, a set of
hammered silver metal cupboard doors in the kitchen on motorized hinges, massive sheets of porcelain tile used in the first floor powder room and for the kitchen back splash, and an elaborate walnut accent screen beside the entrace, this house is certainly one of a kind. Luigi used Linebox Studio architects for the overall design but he was responsible for the interior. “If I had another life, I’d be an architect,” he adds. Luigi spends much of his spare time reading about local housing matters and experimenting with construction software applications. Before diving into the home construction field, Luigi worked in the local high tech sector. However, the ups and downs of the industry sent him to the sidelines and he decided to return to housing construction. In the interim, he
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married Samar and started a family. Luigi and his brother, Paolo, took over one of their father’s properties. Instead of renovating it, they decided to raze it and build a new double in its place. That’s when the house-building bug bit them both. “We fell in love with the process,” Luigi remarks. “We built three more together.” Since then, Luigi has defined a new role for himself in business. He has carved out a niche as a custom project manager with his company: Kallini Homes Inc. In this role, Luigi helps clients manage the entire building process. “I like to help people realize their dreams,” he says. His two newest projects for clients will start in the fall, a home in Pleasant Park and a duplex in Centretown. Although his work takes him to other parts of Ottawa, Luigi is a keen supporter of Westboro. ”I love the diversity of this neighbourhood and I love walking through it and seeing the different styles of architecture,” he says. As he looks to the future, Luigi sees himself continuing in the home building sector. He’d like to continue building modern homes and source the latest and greatest products and finishes. Luigi, however, keenly understands there are some constants that make a home a great home: bright and comfortable spaces, natural light, big windows that open to keep a home fresh and cool, and a home design that you love and makes you smile. Sitting at the dining room table with the sun streaming in on us, Luigi looks back on what it took to build 608 Byron Avenue. “I am emotionally attached to this house,” he says. “We won’t sell it until I find an equally fantastic site.” One has to think that despite those reservations, it won’t be too long before Luigi Giammaria finds his next “dream” and starts the process all over again. For more photos, see the web version of this article on kitchissippi.com.
FOOD & DRINK Hintonburg’s tasty new hot spot Les Moulins La Fayette serves up fresh baked goods and coffee to hungry hoards STORY AND PHOTO BY PAULA ROY
Ghummaz Bhatti Veda Rajole and Aditya Budhiraja of Les Moulins La Fayette. excellent coffee and tea, freshly baked in-house breads, pastries, Viennoiseries and cakes as well as great ‘grab and go’ savoury items. While many of the food and beverage offerings at Les Moulins are healthy, including crisp salads, wholesome quiches and sandwiches packed with fresh or roasted vegetables, there are some decadent options too. Their hazelnut chocolate mousse Palais Royale cake and their new chocolate ganache mochalatte are two particularly tempting treats. Continued on page 15
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including the introduction of smoothies, vegan options, weekend brunch and, eventually, later opening hours plus dinner options. Catering is in the works, as is a weekend stall at the Parkdale Market to help generate awareness of their new business. They’ve also been working hard to forge connections with other local companies, sweetening the deal by dropping off croissants as part of their introduction. For now, the owners remained focused on several key elements including their
Hintonburg, which we felt would be perfect as our business model was definitely based on being located in a vibrant, up-andcoming community that is supportive of local stores and restaurants,” explains Aditya. As Les Moulins’ twentieth location, the owners are proud that they are able to put their own spin on the operation, rather than just being a cookie-cutter franchise (pun intended). They’ve created a chic, industrial space with décor that keeps the focus on the food and drink. They’ve also incorporated loads of local touches, including furniture and fixtures from Maker House and Blue Peaches plus handmade espresso cups by local potter Steffi Acevedo. Their beverage menu includes locally made cold pressed juices and kombucha. They are excited to add as many local touches to their operation as possible, including artwork, and are planning constant refinements to their menu
he recipe for a successful bakery and coffee shop might read as follows: in a hip neighbourhood, combine three friends with a passion for food. Add in equal parts of energy, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit and blend well. It’s a tricky formula, but one that has been carefully implemented by Ghummaz Bhatti, Veda Rajole, and Aditya Budhiraja, co-owners of the new Les Moulins La Fayette which opened at 1000 Wellington St. W. in late June. The partners say their bakery dreams were launched after tasting an unforgettable almond croissant at a Les Moulins La Fayette location in Montreal. Founded in 1994 in St. Sauveur by Johnny Jeulin, a fifth generation chocolatier and pastry chef from France, the company boasts eighteen locations in Montreal and one in Miami. “We approached them about acquiring a license for Ottawa and then an eight month search led us to this space in
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Brewing up brighter futures in Nicaragua
Equator Coffee hosting fundraiser for SchoolBOX BY BRADLEY TURCOTTE
hat began in 2006 with the simple act of providing a notebook and pencil to a child in Nicaragua, SchoolBOX’s operations in Central America has percolated to include classrooms, educational packages and a library program. However, instability in Nicaragua has hindered the organization’s ability to provide services. On Thursday August 16, Equator Coffee is hosting a fundraising screening of the 2015 documentary, Caffeinated, to support SchoolBOX during the crisis. The Nicaraguan protests began in April as a response to President Daniel Ortega’s changes to social security, which increased taxes and decreased benefits. In the following months, other issues such as a proposed Chinese-backed canal through
Pictured here is the November 2017 inauguration of the ‘Gracias a Dios’ School in San Juan de Rio Coco, in Northern Nicaragua. One of Equator’s owners, Craig Hall, is in the middle of the photo. PHOTO COURTESY OF JONATHAN TAM the country and a lack of response to forest fires fueled outrage. Roadblocks around Nicaragua are a flashpoint for violence. “Canada is deeply concerned about reports of several deaths and injuries in the demonstrations that are taking place in Nicaragua,” Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in April. SchoolBOX acting Executive Director, Jonathan Tam, says the atmosphere in Nicaragua makes it unsafe for the organization to serve the nearly 20,000 children they assist each year. Fundraisers like the Caffeinated screening “help SchoolBOX stay alive and continue to empower our employees who have given their life to making education possible for the kids all around
Nicaragua,” says Jonathan. “What we want to do is put ourselves in a position where we can continue our commitment to helping our kids. Only by helping our staff are we able to do that in the near future.” SchoolBOX works in approximately 110 communities in Nicaragua and during his time in the country, Jonathan helped expand the library program to 75 sites nationwide. Coffee is the country’s number one agricultural product and many of the classrooms SchoolBOX fund sprout up in the mountainous, java-producing regions. Nicaraguan beans are one of the components in Equator’s best selling blend “Freakin’ Good Coffee!” and once a year they are highlighted as part of the
brand’s Single Origin Series. Equator Coffee co-owner and chair of SchoolBOX’s board of directors, Amber Hall, recalls how impressed she was by founder Tom Affleck’s “vision and the model he was creating” when SchoolBOX was in its infancy. The founder worked out of the cafe and his dedication led Equator to collaborate with the fledging organization. Since 2010, Equator donates 10 cents from every pound of their coffee sales to SchoolBOX. The Halls have traveled to Nicaragua on three occasions and Amber says she has a deep love for “the people of Latin America and their incredible resilience and heart.” Equator has directly funded three classroom builds, with plans for a fourth. The history of coffee is a rich one, and Amber says she hopes the screening will educate viewers on its history, production, the issues affecting farmers and the culture surrounding the energizing beverage. Jonathan Tam hopes the screening will inspire the community to learn more about SchoolBOX and the plight affecting Nicaragua. “We couldn’t have achieved the things that we have done in Nicaragua without the love and support of our donor base and family in Canada. We wouldn’t be able to stay an entity, an ongoing organization without their support, love and confidence.” The screening of Caffeinated is taking place at Equator Coffee (412 Churchill Ave. N.) on August 16 at 7 p.m. A donation of $25 to SchoolBOX is suggested. A tax receipt will be provided.
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There is in our business a term that is used “cosmetic pointing”. This is when a person puts a bit of mortar over holes in the mortar, brushes it and off he/she goes. The client does not know any better but it looks good. This is not the way pointing gets done. The area that has loose or missing mortar needs to chipped out, at least 1/2 to 3/4 of inch, raked out and then filled with new mortar so that the joints are well packed and keep their integrity. this is more time consuming but a more detailed and long lasting job. Stone pointing is an even more labour intensive process. If the mortar has colour, the mason will need to try and match the colour as close as possible to the old mortar.
EARLY DAYS Kitchissippi’s shanty town
Hardly a trace remains of this village of homeless families at Tunney’s Pasture BY DAVE ALLSTON
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A The men of “Le Port.” PHOTO COURTESY OF CAROLE FEX. For more photos, see the web version of this story at Kitchissippi.com
piece of Kitchissippi’s past has slipped away with time, so shocking in its tragedy that it is almost unbelievable. This story has never been written about in any book or blog and has almost been deliberately erased from history. Few who experienced it are still alive, and aside from a few photographs buried in a family album and the depths of the city archives, hardly a trace remains of the Tunney’s Pasture shanty village that existed for 25 years. In the early 1930s, the north end of Tunney’s along the Ottawa River was far from the scenic parkway and path space it is
today. The rocky shoreline led to an uneven sun-dried field covered largely in bush and scratchy sod, a few trees, and muddy creeks. The land sat undeveloped in its natural state. Various ideas for industrial, residential and government use were proposed. Meanwhile, the Great Depression, WWII, and a housing shortage crisis in Ottawa made hard times even harder for many families. Neighbourhoods like Mechanicsville and Hintonburg already had significant numbers of residents who struggled to get by, even at the best of times.
The poorest residents of the community fell victim to homelessness, often out of their own control. A lost job, illness, or a greedy landlord could send a family out on the street and there were very few social services to help. Families who found themselves out of options began congregating at Tunney’s, constructing makeshift homes with found materials. What began as a shortterm summertime solution for the most desperate turned into long-term urban blight, which authorities were unable, or unwilling, to fix.
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food, clothes and water when they could. Shockingly, an Ottawa Water Works engineer stepped in when it was discovered that non-taxpaying families of four veterans living in shanties were obtaining eight pails of water each day from nearby houses. Notices were sent to the households ordering them to stop. Children from Le Port attended local schools and it was known they were very poor. Nuns at the Catholic schools reportedly provided exceptional care and provided breakfast and lunch. The Fex and Jodoin families were two of the first to arrive in the 1930s, while the Bourguignons, Landrys, Clermonts and Alberts were residents for more than ten years. The population increased in the late 1940s as veterans returned to their old neighbourhoods to find little vacancy, or at least nothing affordable, and were thus forced to build shanties. The village also became a temporary home for transients who rode freight trains and jumped off approaching the yard at Bayview (often for fear of being caught). Continued on page 15
“Houses” of cardboard, tarpaper, and occasionally framed with wood were built with earthen floors, no electricity, no water, and no sewer. Families with 8-10 children lived in these structures year-round, heated only by a stove in the middle of the room and crudely vented through a wall. Entire families shared one mattress and sometimes kids just slept on the floor. Residents scoured Hintonburg and Wellington Village for anything they could use to improve their home. Flooding occurred each spring ,and fires – always a threat –could incinerate a house in seconds. At its peak in 1952, “Le Port” as it was nicknamed, had 27 families and well over 100 residents, mostly children. An Ottawa Citizen reporter noted it was “like a visit to another world. A rather unpleasant sort of world” he wrote. “More than a score of tar paper shanties, some of them pretentious and some of them only bits and pieces of cardboard boxes are constructed in this area.” Many were built by the river, others in thickets amongst the shrubs to be hidden from view. Sympathetic neighbours in Mechanicsville, some who were barely above poverty themselves, delivered
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ime flies Kitchissippi! August is already upon us and we in the ward are determined to make the most of the remainder of the summer. Westboro FUSE is coming up August 18 and 19. Richmond Road will be closed between Golden Avenue and McRae Avenue to fill the street with family-friendly fun! A bevy of busker, live performance for all ages, and events showcasing the best of what Westboro has to offer will give you lots to look forward to. There’s still time to sign up to volunteer. Visit the Westboro Village website for more info. We held a community consultation session on July 25 regarding the Laroche Park and Community Building Redevelopment plan. Last year’s Cash-InLieu funds ward-wide consultation put a
new field house for Laroche Park at the top of our priority list. This project will include the construction of the long-awaited Sens Rink and some extensive environmental remediation measures. We are looking forward to ongoing consultations as the project moves forward. There are several fun events coming up to help you celebrate summer. On August 10 the Parkdale Food Centre is having their annual street party and barbeque at 30 Rosemount Ave. Swing by and support this amazing organization. On August 14, head to Westboro Beach for the Riversong Concert, 7- 8:30 p.m. This event honouring the Ottawa River and advocating for its protection will include a variety of music from folk to Celtic tunes. There’s a Dog Movie Night coming up in Parkdale Park on August 25. Stay tuned to our channels for more information about that event as we get closer to the date. Stay cool, Kitchissippi!
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WESTBORO FUSE STREET FESTIVAL/ FESTIVAL DE RUE 2018 Bushtukah is bringing back their immensely popular family races Saturday Aug 18th! The Bushtukah Tot Trot is a 100 metre dash (or toddle) to the finish line for children age 4 and under. This followed by the Family Fun Relay, a great opportunity to prove once and for all that YOUR family is Westboro Village’s fastest! Registration required, event limited to 40 teams, no same-day registry. Sign up at Bushtukah.com!
LOCAL MUSIC FESTIVAL ACTS AT FUSE This year’s FUSE Street festival is proud to be hosting a roster of popular OTTAWA music acts fresh from popular local festivals like RBC Ottawa BluesFest and TD Jazz Fest! Chill out to the swinging sounds of brother and sister duo Mack and Ben. Discover the inspiring and eclectic sound of lyrical powerhouse Kimberly Sunstrum; or groove to Le Meow who are bringing their jazzy mix of classic covers and tracks. Fans of 90s-inspired acoustics, don’t miss local artist, Graven. Enjoy the funkadelic sound of Ottawa’s Chocolate Hot Pockets.
MUST SEE/DO’S AT FUSE
Richmond Road and will host a huge block party between Golden Avenue and McRae Avenue – FUSE Street Festival. There is plenty to do for all ages over these two days – check out the schedules in this guide or online at westborofuse.com
DON’T MISS THESE TOP 12 MUST SEE/DO’S:
RBC & BLUESFEST SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ART ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVITIES
massive rock climbing wall, jump around in the bouncy castle, and bask in the sun with some snow cones!
At the RBC Youth Stage Presented by Bluesfest School of Music and Art, don’t miss two full days of programming including live music from talented local youth, interactive art lessons, and family classes from Pure Yoga and Greco Fitness!
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LIVE PERFORMANCES FOR THE FAMILY Ottawa’s own Junkyard Symphony will be performing tons of shows all weekend long, full of their amazing blend of percussion and circus comedy, built around audience participation and instruments made out of—JUNK! Join Sing Song Party Time’s Derek McKinley, as he brings the “party factor” with his songs aimed at teaching kids empowering lessons about themselves, others, and the environment!
OTTO’S FAMILY ADVENTURE ZONE Otto’s Subaru brings back a Westboro FUSE favourite, the Otto’s Family Adventure Zone! Bring the family down to Otto’s to climb the
Navigate the BMO BIG BLUE MAZE – a life-size maze right on Richmond Road! Be amazed by magician Chris Pilsworth who will shock your friends and family with jaw-dropping feats of magic and illusion! Take on the ultimate battle royal at the inflatable pedestal joust at the DOVERCOURT FAMILY FUN ZONE and knock your opponent off before you get knocked off!
DUELING PIANOS Dave Kalil, Tyler Kealey, and Todd Huckabone have been a staple of the music scene in Ottawa known as the Dueling Pianos for over ten years. Playing a blend of requests from the audience, blistering guitar and piano solos, three-part harmonies, and random comedic impromptu moments, watch out for these guys right on the street in Westboro Village!
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MOVIE UNDER THE STARS Join us for the unique experience of enjoying an outdoor movie screening right in the middle of Westboro’s main street with Capital Pop-up Cinema. Bring your camping chair and get cozy to a popular flick at FUSE in the evening!
PATIOS ON THE STREET There are already plenty of patios to experience in Westboro. At FUSE, restaurants up and down Richmond will be right in the centre of the action: the street. Don’t miss a single minute of sights and sounds at the FUSE street festival while you sip and savour on your favourite patio.
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LIGHT UP THE NIGHT When the sun dips below the horizon, FUSE Street Festival comes alive. Don’t miss the spectacular Fire Weaver, Sophie Latreille, a world-class fire dancer renowned for her entrancing, blazing-hot shows! Enjoy Junkyard Symphony’s Light-Up Robot Jam evening show and dance on the street with Video DJ Steve Wilson. Ottawa’s own DJ OH JAY (Olivia Johnston) spins nu-disco, house-y funk, and all your pop faves at Wall Space Gallery on Saturday night. $5 admission donation to Cornerstone Housing for Women. The party goes until midnight.
NIGHT DJ PARTY AT WALLSPACE GALLERY
Keep your eyes peeled for stylish models strutting their stuff around FUSE this year. The FUSE Fashion March will turn Richmond Rd into a runway with inspired looks from all your favourite Westboro boutiques! Just ask the models where to “shop the look” when you love what you see.
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WHAT’S ON - ALL WEEKEND RBC YOUTH STAGE PRESENTED BY BLUESFEST SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ART RBC and Bluesfest School of Music and Art bring a full daytime program of youth musical acts, art demonstrations, Greco Fitness Demos, and family yoga sessions from Pure Yoga - ALL 100% LOCAL at the RBC Youth Stage! Check online or onsite for schedule details. KitchissippiTimesw
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OTTO’S FAMILY ADVENTURE ZONE Back by popular demand, Otto’s Subaru will be on the street with their climbing wall, bouncy castle, and more for you to get active with the family! Otto’s knows adventure - and their team looks forward to partying outdoors with you at the Otto’s Family Adventure Zone!
THE NEW HOT 89.9 STREET TEAM Hot 89.9’s street team will be on-site kicking out the jams and making sure Westboro is in full FUSE Street Festival mode all weekend long!
MORNING JAM PRESENTS “WAKE UP WESTBORO!” (10 AM – 12 PM)
Bring your bike and park in safety at FUSE. Valets from Bushtukah will be watching over your bicycle while you enjoy the festival!
Get up and get down! Morning Jam is bringing a DJ and their fun, inclusive, family friendly morning dance party to FUSE! Join them to get charged up for a full day of partying in the streets!
DOVERCOURT FAMILY FUN ZONE
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Dovercourt hosts an area full of activities and fun! Meet Dovercat and have fun with their bouncy castle, face painting, and summer crafts! Challenge friends and family to a duel with Inflatable Jousting!
Saje’s Cool Down station will leave you feeling refreshed, energized and ready for their feel-good scavenger hunt. Stop in and win prizes like their ultra-popular ultrasonic diffuser!
THE VILLAGE QUIRE HENNA, TATTOOS & POSTCARDS Swing by The Village Quire and they’ll have postcards and stamps at the ready! OR keep that summer vibe going with a Tattly Temporary Tattoo or Henna Art by Mumtaz!
JUNKYARD SYMPHONY Keep an eye out for Junkyard Symphony performing their amazing junk percussion/ comedy/circus show on the street! Three huge shows every day, roving recyclers, and crazy street games! International prize-winning magician Chris Pilsworth is coming to Fuse Street Festival! Watch in amazement as this long-time Ottawa entertainment staple shocks and astounds your friends and family with jaw-dropping feats of magic and illusion!
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Westboro’s own children’s performer Derek McKinley will be bringing the “party factor” to FUSE with songs that teach and empower kids! Inspired by classic acts like Fred Penner, Raffi, and Yo Gabba Gabba! (to name a few)!
Stop at the all-day braid bar to get your hair festival ready!
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This year The Piggy Market will be returning to Winston Square where they will be cooking up all sorts of amazing, locally-sourced cuisine.
Enjoy $5 smoothies, $5 wraps and $2 energii bites - tax included, ALL WEEKEND! This is on top of convenient grab-and-go items, samples, and coupons. Deals so good you’ll want to take a commemorative selfie at their Instagram booth!
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BAOBAB COMMUNITY STREET DRUMMING WORKSHOPS Baobab is a non-profit arts, education, and performance group specializing in bringing people together through the art of West African drumming, dancing, and singing. Join in the allages, street drumming workshops this year at FUSE!
Take in all the amazing live street entertainment FUSE has to offer from a licensed patio right on Richmond Rd!
WESTBORO BIKE TAXI - FREE! Who said nothing in life is free? After having a great time with their short stop at FUSE last year, the Westboro Bike Taxi will be at the festival all weekend this year, offering free rides up and down the closed street. Yes!
Lots of grab and go vegan and vegetarian options! Enjoy vegan/vegetarian burgers and sausages or a frozen treat to help you cool off—then, let the kids spin the wheel for tasty prizes!
SHOPPERS DRUG MART’S BEAUTY TENT The Beauty Boutique will be setting up a one-stop, sidewalk salon! Get a 5-minute makeup touch up, learn the latest skincare and makeup trends.
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Balloon animals, face painting, and an “imagination playground” (made from very large foam building blocks)! Come back Sunday at 2PM for a magic show from Ottawa’s TRMagic (Tyler Rourke).
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Street-style takes on a whole new meaning at Westboro FUSE this year. The FUSE Fashion March turns Richmond Rd into a Runway with inspired looks from all your favourite Westboro boutiques!
Making everything from space-aliens and superheroes to princesses and piranhas, watch as these masters of balloon-istry will bring your child’s imagination to life—in balloon form!
Ten Thousand Villages will be donating 10% of proceeds AND $2 from every pound of Level Ground Coffee sold to Cornerstone Housing for Women!
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Ottawa Gymnastics Centre has been training world-class athletes in Westboro since 1980, and we’re proud to have them back for FUSE 2018! They will be bringing their 50 ft Demo and Try-It Zone to Richmond Rd all day Saturday and Sunday.
Boxer Rescue Ontario is coming to Westboro with their adorable four-legged friends! For every donation get a FREE poop bag dispenser with poop bag roll from Masters n’ Dogs!
All Saints’ and First United Churches will feature family-friendly programming, including live musical performances. Hear some local music, enjoy a hot dog or hamburger fresh off the BBQ, or browse the book table for some late summer reading. Proceeds support local charities.
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Need some fashion advice? Just ask the real, live mannequins in their storefront window!
If you love getting active outdoors, you’re going to want to visit MEC and Parks Canada for outdoorthemed games, stand-up paddleboard simulations, bonfire tips, camp treats, and more! New to the outdoors? Chat with Parks Canada about their popular “Learn to Camp” program.
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Challenge your friends and family to a sit-down match on a regular board or play with the enormous board/pieces on the street against an expert!
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WHAT’S ON - SATURDAY (DAY/NIGHT) THE BUSHTUKAH TOT TROT & FAMILY FUN RELAY
CAPITAL POP-UP CINEMA: MOVIE NIGHT IN THE STREET (8:30 PM)
(10 AM START) Bushtukah will be bringing back two FREE family running events to FUSE! The Tot Trot: A 100 metre “dash” open to children aged 4 and under. The Bushtukah Family Fun Relay: Teams of four family members will run approximately 150 metres each. Register at Bushtukah.com
Join us for the unique experience of enjoying an evening of cinema right in the middle of Westboro’s main street—closed especially for FUSE Street Festival!
WALL SPACE GALLERY OAG INTERACTIVE TENT (10 AM – 5 PM) The Ottawa Art Gallery interactive art tent: a mobile art studio that provides a fun, friendly, and bilingual space for adults and kids of all ages to explore their creativity—Free! Right at Wall Space Gallery.
VIDEO DJ AT DUSK WITH STEVE WILSON (6:00 PM to 11:00 PM) Blending your favourite hits from across all generations with a library of more than 20,000 music videos DJ Steve Wilson will be lighting up the night at Fuse—and yes, he takes requests!
LIGHT-UP ROBOT JAM (8:30 PM) Junkyard Symphony will be lighting up the night with their signature junk-instruments, lights, glow sticks and…a Giant Light-Up Robot?! You’re not going to want to miss this ONE TIME ONLY spectacle at Fuse!
THE FIRE WEAVER, SOPHIE LATREILLE (9:30 PM) Get ready for an amazing, blazing show! Making an appearance from the incredible Mini Cirque, be dazzled into the night with The Fire Weaver, Sophie Latreille! Fire fans, fire poi, and fire hula hoops - let’s just say this show will be fire.
WALL SPACE GALLERY DJ DANCE PARTY! (8:30 PM – 12 AM) DJ OH JAY plays nu-disco, jazzy house, house-y
funk, funky R & B, and all your pop faves. She’s spun tracks at the Arboretum Festival, Hottawa, Divas Dance Party, Queering 613, and more! $5 donation at the door to benefit Cornerstone Housing for Women.
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LIVE MUSIC GRAVEN (5:00 PM - 6:00 PM) Matty McKechnie’s sound is drenched in 90s acoustic nostalgia. He’s toured Canada three times, contributed to multiple notable Canadian music collectives, and performed at RBC Bluesfest 2018.
KIMBERLY SUNSTRUM (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM) Fresh from her performance at RBC’s Ottawa Bluesfest, Afro-Canadian singer-songwriter Kimberly Sunstrum is sure to delight. Her sound is an eclectic mix of culturally diverse influences including old-time country music, South African pop hits, American folk, and classic R&B.
DUELING PIANOS (8:00 PM - 9:15 PM) The Dueling Pianos have captivated Ottawa
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THE CHOCOLATE HOT POCKETS (9:45 PM - 11:00 PM) Freak out to the funk-a-delic sounds of this four-piece groove band! Specializing in original music and reinterpretations of fatback funk, jazz, and neo soul, they’re unlike anything else you’ve heard.
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WHAT’S ON - SUNDAY (DAY/NIGHT) LIVE MUSIC PAPAGAIO (12:00 PM - 1:15 PM) Catch the cool sound of this incredible Brazilian jazz duo, Monica Mckernan (vocals and double bass) and Julien Sandiford (guitar). Making a special appearance from Montreal, Julien was born and raised right here in Westboro!
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Live at FUSE catch the heartland-soul of Silver Creek, a sound that draws on the twin peaks of Neil Young and The Band for their charismatic and individual roots rock and blues.
Ottawa’s Mackenzie and Ben have been performing together their entire lives, perfecting a sound that can only come from a brother/sister act. Catch their fusion of soulful melodies and sweet lyrics!
Another RBC Bluesfest 2018 (AND 2016) alum, if this duo’s sound were a recipe, it would call for a cup of jazz, a tablespoon of groovy swagger, and a generous pinch of pop-flair. Set to release their newest single Drip Drop this summer, get a taste of the big things to come for this duet at Fuse!
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THANK YOU TO THE 2018 FUSE STREET FESTIVAL SPONSORS AND PARTNERS Bringing all of the great acts and entertainment to FUSE would only be possible with the help of our generous sponsors: Domicile, RBC, Westboro Station Dental, GGFL, Xactly Design, Kitchissippi Times, BMO, Otto’s Subaru.
Westboro Village BIA would like to send a special thank you to the FUSE Street Festival event and marketing committees comprised of the following leaders/creative folks: MaryAnne Petrella (Canopy/Carousel)
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By the mid-1950s, the Parkway was coming, and the FDC removed the villagers, noting on one eviction notice that “the shack spoils the view from the Champlain Bridge.” Rental housing and social services had improved enough to ease the transition, though for a family like Mathias Bourguignon’s – who lived in a shack for 15 years and saw the birth of four of his eleven children here – it certainly would have been a difficult adjustment. Living year round in Le Port was about as difficult an existence as one could imagine. Yet, in most of the photos that survive, the residents still appear smiling and happy. “I guess they were happy,” noted descendant Carole Fex-Webster. “They had never really known any different. I think they were good people and very religious.” A true triumph of the spirit in a harsh era that so many years later is almost incomprehensible.
For more photos, see the web version of this story at Kitchissippi.com. Dave Allston is a local historian and the author of The Kitchissippi Museum (kitchissippimuseum.blogspot.ca). Do you have early memories or photos to share? Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Continued from page 13 These men joined the village for shelter and roamed Mechanicsville looking for food or money. Only one disastrous fire occurred during the lifespan of Le Port. In December 1952, a flash fire tore through a 10’x14’ one-room shack occupied by Fred and Annette Boyer. Their two-year old daughter Linda didn’t make it out alive. Over the years, authorities attempted unsuccessfully to have the squatters removed. There simply was nowhere else for them to go. By 1951, the FDC (now NCC) began charging families $10/month to live on the land but residents banded together and refused to pay. The shanties remained in place through the early construction of the government buildings.
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3 young activists making a difference in the world (NC) The United Nations International Youth Day is a celebration of the contributions of young people toward social justice, peace and sustainability. Held on August 12, it is a day to recognize the leading role that youth play in society. In honour of this day, check out three prominent youth activists who stand out as role models around the world. Malala Yousafzai. She demonstrated courage and conviction when publicly opposing the Taliban in Pakistan, which eventually lead to a failed assassination attempt on her life at age 15. However, this incident only served to further motivate the
young activist who gained international attention for her continued support of girls’ rights to education. She has now become the world’s youngest Nobel Prize winner, has received Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience award, and is an honorary Canadian citizen. Now a freshman at Cambridge University, she continues to balance her studies with activism as a strong international voice for education and children’s rights. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. This Indigenous environmentalist and amateur rapper gained prominence for spearheading a lawsuit against the
American federal government over failing to act on climate change. He has given a TED talk on environmentalism, presented in front of the United Nations, and appeared on shows like Real Time with Bill Maher as well as magazines such as Teen Vogue. Through his activism, Martinez has become a leading youth voice for environmental causes. Parkland shooting survivors. In the wake of the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were tragically killed, a group of students emerged as leaders in the American gun reform debate. They played leadership
roles organizing the “March for Our Lives” demonstrations, which drew crowds of up to two million people across the country. While the teenagers have succeeded in forcing some amendments to gun laws in Florida, their battle continues on the national stage where they must still advocate for safer gun laws. Young people can draw inspiration from these young leaders, recognizing that you don’t have to be an adult to achieve meaningful change in your community. Find more information online at amnesty.ca. www.newscanada.com
are essential qualities for a wellrounded individual. Fortunately, there are simple ways you can teach them to be grateful and give back, like by contributing to a charity. A great organization that kids can relate to is Save the Children. In Canada,
the charity believes all Indigenous children have the right to develop their full potential as valued and engaged citizens within their Nations and Canada. Learn more or make a donation at www.savethechildren.ca. www.newscanada.com
4 helpful guidelines for raising healthy children (NC) We all want our kids to grow up to be happy and well-adjusted. Achieving this is a lifelong process that starts when they’re little. To help put your children on the path to success, follow these key tips.
1. Encourage good habits.
Whether they are two, 12 or 20, you can help them make good decisions to nurture their bodies and minds. Eating lots of fruit and veggies, maintaining a consistent bedtime and ensuring time for rest and relaxation are essential for people of all ages. Regular exercise and unstructured play for younger ones is also important.
2. Expect effort, not perfection.
Some of us can easily become focused on results, without considering
the time and energy that goes into a goal like making the soccer team or getting straight A’s. But this can put undue pressure on anyone, so make sure you have realistic expectations that involve trying their best, not being the best.
3. Set the example.
As a parent, you are the most significant role model for your child. This means whatever you do, they are likely to follow or at least file away as acceptable and appropriate behaviour. So, don’t be too hard on yourself, practice the good habits you want them to keep and model healthy relationships with friends and family.
4. Teach them to give back.
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and as a fresh ED, I am very grateful for their support. This year, FUSE Street Festival has an event and marketing committee comprised of the following leaders/creative folks: MaryAnne Petrella (Canopy/ Carousel), Erin Crowell (Wall Space Gallery), Kyle Cruickshank (Pure Kitchen), Celine Levo, Helen Aikenhead (Three Wild Women), Molly van der Schee (The Village Quire), Sheba and Gordon Schmidt (West End Kids), David Seba (Quelque Chose), and Steve Harding (Xactly Design). THANK YOU! We know that the 2018 FUSE Street Festival, organized by Event Manager Jake Naylor of WhiskeyJack Media, is going to entertain people of all ages, all day, and into the night! Jake has worked tirelessly to book amazing local Ottawa acts for families and adults alike; such as Junkyard Symphony,
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Consignment shopping means brand names at a fraction of the retail price, so it’s worth dropping by Boomerang Kids (255 Richmond Road). Owner Janet Anastasova estimates that 80% of Boomerang’s consignment clothing comes from the local community. “All of our customers care about quality and are savvy shoppers,” she says. There’s a great selection of clothing and shoes for school-aged kids and older teens will find something here as well. Lunch boxes, backpacks, fun school
supplies, as well as locally made and designed products also fill the shelves. All-season outerwear and top brands are the focus at West End Kids (373 Richmond Rd.) Vibrant colours and eyecatching colour combinations are the big trend this coming fall/winter season. Think about the splash they’ll make with a bright turquoise jacket and pink rain pants! Brands known for their durability like Columbia, Helly Hanson, Jupa, Bogs, and Spyder are top sellers here. Shop early for the best selection! Of course, back-to-school preparation usually includes footwear: rain boots, running shoes, and (gasp) even coldweather options. Don’t forget that many schools require children bring indoor running shoes to school. Ideally, indoor shoes should be a lightweight gym shoe with good support and a non-marking sole, in other words, no Crocs, slippers, or open-toe sandals. Kids grow so fast that it’s a good idea to have their feet
measured professionally. “You cannot imagine how many kids are coming to the store in the shoes that are two or three sizes smaller than they should be,” says Kiddie Kobbler (395 Richmond Rd.) owner, Elena Kishinevsky. Ask the experts at about shoe fit! A great pair of running shoes prevents injuries and aids healthy foot development. Of course, there’s more to back-toschool shopping than clothing and school supplies. It’s also nice to start the school year with a trim or a fresh new look! Beat the rush and make an appointment now at Richmond Hair Salon (277 Richmond Rd.) for the week or two before the first day of school. Got a nervous new student who’s just starting kindergarten? How about father and son haircuts at Westboro Barbers? Combine it with a dinner at The Works and you’ve got yourself the makings of a great family outing, and who knows? Maybe it’s the start of a new backto-school tradition as well.
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LE MEOW They describe themselves as “soul-infused indie pop, smothered in sass” which perfectly describes the vibe they bring to the show. Le Meow’s up tempo beats and funky groove will have everyone moving and dancing in no time. Check out their debut album at lemeowmusic.com. Westboro Fuse is taking place August 18 & 19. For more information, go to westborofuse.com. For performance times for each of the acts listed here, please see the event guide in this issue of Kitchissippi Times.
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GRAVEN Some of you may have already caught Graven’s show at RBC Bluesfest this summer. Graven (a.k.a Matt McKechnie) is passionate about music, and it shows. Graven’s music is described as atmospheric alt-rock-folk; the kind of music and lyrics that will stay with you for a long time after you’ve heard it. For more information about Graven, and to sample some music beforehand, go to gravencanada.wordpress.com.
KIMBERLY SUNSTROM Ottawa’s own singer-songwriter Kimberly Sunstrom performed on the Blacksheep Stage at RBC Bluesfest this summer and is promoting a new album. You definitely won’t want to miss her powerful vocals, thoughtful lyrics, and inspired instrumentation at Westboro Fuse. Her music is available on iTunes and Spotify. You can also give her a listen at kimberlysunstrum.com.
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EVENTS On top of all the activities and music at FUSE Street Festival, August 1819, check out what the Westboro Village businesses are doing: PURE KITCHEN Pure Kitchen has partnered with official FUSE charities Cornerstone Housing for Women and Westboro Region Foodbank to create the August Pure Kitchen Community Smoothie – proceeds from sales go to the charities! YUM! NATURAL FOOD PANTRY Lots of fun stuff happening under the Natural Food Pantry tent on Richmond Road. Kids can spin the wheel for tasty prizes. Lots of vegan & vegetarian options to sample & purchase featuring some local food producers! There will be frozen treats
to help you cool off and vegan/vegetarian burgers & sausages to help fill your belly! GREAT ESCAPE OUTFITTERS A street sale with discounted outdoor clothing and gear. Don’t forget to pick up a camping chair for the movie under the stars! DAVIDSTEA Sidewalk Sale, with semi-annual sale items. Refreshing ice tea, anyone? POLANCO FURNITURE Warehouse & Sidewalk sale – huge savings! THE CUPCAKE LOUNGE Pick up some goodies on the go, they will have a small version of the shop outside! SHOPPERS DRUG MART The Beauty Boutique
will set up a Shoppers tent - selling Stila, Korres, and St. Tropes. They will be doing 5-minute makeup touch ups, teaching the latest makeup trends, skincare consultations, as well as a sunless tanning bar. FRESHII WESTBORO Freshii will have a tent with grab and go items and samples, as well as a seating area and Instagram banner to take photos and share! $5 smoothie, $5 wraps and $2 energii bites! TRIO Trio will be hosting wine tasting all evening from 3pm to close. MANHATTAN WEST Manhattan West will be having a big sidewalk sale under a tent. Major discounts on clothing, shoes and accessories up to 80% off.
THREE WILD WOMEN Three Wild Women will have LIVE Models in their windows throughout the day on Saturday and an outdoor sidewalk sale E.R. FISHER MENSWEAR E.R. Fisher will be offering Special Discounts and light refreshments! SAJE NATURAL WELLNESS Saje is hosting a Cool Down Station to help you feel refreshed and energized while enjoying all that FUSE has to offer. Join us while we treat you to our favourite cooling products, a feel-good scavenger hunt, and
prizes to be won including an ultrasonic diffuser! WALL SPACE GALLERY + FRAMING Wall Space will be hosting Ottawa Art Gallery’s Interactive Art tent on Saturday and will be having a frame sale on Sunday outside. Inside the gallery, on Saturday night, get your dance on with DJ OHJAY from 8:30 to midnight. Proceeds support Cornerstone Housing for Women. CANOPY Canopy will have a sidewalk sale and will participate in the fashion march – watch for it on the Richmond Road pop-up ‘catwalk’.
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Devinder Kaur of PranaShanti Yoga Centre leads the first of 8 Yoga sessions in Parkdale Park on July 7th. A group of community businesses join with the City of Ottawa in sponsoring a summer of FREE 1-hour Yoga sessions in the park, Saturdays at 9:45 a.m. from July 7 until August 25. Photo by Larry Hudon.
Yoga in the Park Fresh air, sunshine and peaceful exercise By Devinder Kaur, Director, PranaShanti Yoga Centre Ottawa’s Yoga in the Park, kicked off its second year on Saturday July 7, in Parkdale Park just behind the Parkdale Market. The goal of this series is to have the community come out and practice yoga together. Whether you are an absolute beginner interested only in seeing what yoga is all about, or a seasoned yoga practitioner, you are welcome to join us for an hour of peace
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and tranquility each Saturday morning with your neighbours and perhaps some friends you haven’t met yet. As a Yoga Teacher and organizer for the line up of teachers for this year’s Yoga in the Park series, I can confidently say, based on the popularity of last year’s successes, that if our first weekend’s turnout is any indication of how the season will unfold, we can expect to have well over 100 participants each Saturday for the remaining 7 weeks.
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This series of FREE yoga classes is being offered every Saturday in July and August, come rain or shine, from 9:45 am to 10:45 am. The series is presented by the Parkdale Pops and is also sponsored by a number of communityminded organizations and businesses which include the Hintonburg Community Association, the City of Ottawa, PranaShanti Yoga Centre, Wellington West Business Improvement Area, Hintonburger, Exit Excel Realty, Cyclelogik, Happy Goat Coffee, Merge Printing and the Hintonburg Public House. Bernard Prevost who attended the first class of our 2018 series, commented, “It was a beautiful practice with a great crowd. Wonderful easy breezy weather teacher attitude with a yoga practice for the Radiant body. What a great way to start the weekend. Then off to the stands for fresh vegetables. Marvelous community and spirit!”
August, 2018 The classes are definitely growing in size and popularity, and the outdoor sessions are unique in their atmosphere, which is highlighted by the Parkdale Market being just a few feet away. Overall, Yoga in the Park has been a hit with area residents. Yoga in the Park will be conducted every Saturday through August 25, 2018. The classes are open to all levels and are FREE. Everyone is welcome. For the most satisfying experience possible, participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early to get set up. You are encouraged also, to bring a yoga mat, beach towel or blanket, and to dress in comfortable clothing in which you can move about easily. As with all activity in the outdoors it is wise to bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated. Parkdale Park, Hintonburg – 223 Armstrong St., Ottawa, ON. Devinder Kaur is the founding director of the PranaShanti Yoga Centre located in Hintonburg at 52 Armstrong Street. Accessible online at PranaShanti.com, and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
INSIDE NEWSWEST August Birds...................................pg 2 Nature’s Fireworks..........................pg 2 R.E.A.D...........................................pg 3 Deadline for the September Newswest is Friday August 17. Please note our new address: Newswest c/o 132 Bayview Road, Ottawa, K1Y 2C6 Visit us online at Newswest.org for more photos and Web-extra content.
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Lots of Young Birds and the End of Frog Breeding Season
The Pileated woodpecker is a favourite for many folks because of its large size and its resemblance to the possibly extinct Ivorybilled Woodpecker of “Woody Woodpecker” fame. Pileated woodpeckers can be found in back yards and wooded areas all across Ottawa. Photo by Larry Master
by Robert Alvo, Conservation Biologist Last time I continued telling you about frogs and birds and how they would be doing in July. You probably noticed many young birds then. In Ottawa, the most common birds are The Big Three Introduced Species: Rock Pigeons, European Starlings, and House Sparrows. They were introduced from the Old World decades ago and successfully muscled their way into our cities. Rock Pigeons are pests, pooping and nesting on balconies. European Starlings kick native birds out of their nest holes, while House Sparrows build messy nests on buildings yet provide nice music. Common native birds in the city include Song Sparrows, on which Ph.D. thesis have been written on their complex songs. Mourning Doves are smaller and more streamlined than Rock Pigeons and are hunted out in the country. Those large white birds flying over us and picking up food at fast-food joints
are gulls, mostly Ring-billed Gulls. They nest colonially on rocky islets in the Ottawa River between our Twin Cities. In autumn, they are joined by several other gull species and are best seen on that river and on the two main nearby rivers flowing into it, the Rideau and Gatineau Rivers. In winter, though, when food is scarce in the small portions that remain ice-free, gulls hang out at our stinky garbage dumps where they stay alive feeding on humans’ “Fresh Garbage”, a popular 1960s rock song by the band “Spirit” based on the garbage that “you didn’t quite consume”. Back to birds, Northern Cardinals sing all year. White-breasted and Redbreasted Nuthatches are better known as “ass-up” birds. Downy, Hairy, and the huge Pileated Woodpeckers drill holes to forage and nest. Black-capped Chickadees, American Goldfinches, Blue Jays (feeder bullies), and the wise American Crows and Common Ravens are also here all year round, as are Mallard ducks. Let’s not forget the American Robin, which loves lawns. The late-breeding frogs have finished singing. These are the Green Frog, Bullfrog, and one I failed to mention last time — the Mink Frog. Their eggs have hatched and the tadpoles are not in a big rush to develop because they can overwinter for 1-3 years before transforming into froglets, unlike the early-breeding species that are in a big
rush to transform before their shallow ponds dry up. Nevertheless the latebreeders would do well to grow quickly to avoid being eaten by fish, which the early-breeders don’t need to worry about. Remember the discussion of “strategies” last time?
“When various gull species meet in winter at one of our Twin Cities’ dumps, a favourite song they sing to brave the cold is ‘Fresh Garbage’ by Spirit.” Next time we’ll talk about the birds of September and what I think may have been a cause of our infamous sink-holes on Rideau St. Hint: You can find the answer on at least one informative plaque in the nearby Byward Market. —Robert Alvo is a Conservation Biologist and Author of Being a Bird in North America, an image-intensive hardcover book available nationally at Chapters and a number of other stores in Ottawa: www.babina.ca
The Perseid Meteor Shower Nature’s Fireworks by Mark Narwa Every year during the summer we are treated to a show of nature’s fireworks. On the night of August 12 into the morning of August 13th, feast your eyes upon the sky to enjoy the Perseid meteor shower. This year is a great year to view them because the shower occurs two days after the New Moon, which means they will not be “washed out” by moonlight. No experience or optical aids are
required to view a meteor shower. A dark sky with an unobstructed view is all that is needed for best viewing. A slightly light-polluted sky will still allow you to see the bright ones. The Perseid meteor shower gets it name from the constellation Perseus which is located in the northeastern sky. All the meteors will appear to come from this one common point in the sky, called the radiant of the shower. Continued on page 4
Rosemount Library Users deserve better by Blaine Marchand, R.E.A.D. The months ahead are critical ones for the future of the Rosemount library. The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) has indicated that, prior to Rosemount’s renovation, a public consultation with Kitchissippi residents will take place in September 2018 (dates to be confirmed). As readers of Newswest know, the OPL will spend $2 million to “renew” the one-hundred-year-old branch. During
Letters to Newswest by Alma Cowan ~May 16, 2018 Once again [Newswest] has printed a report from R.E.A.D. about the short comings of Rosemount library. There is really nothing new in this report from previous submissions from R.E.A.D.other than to say that the library is getting a $2 million renovation which is ‘merely a Band-Aid solution’. I have used Rosemount since 1990 and have always found it a welcoming space. Over the years much has changed from computers to self check out and after hours drop boxes. I am at the
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library most weeks and have never found it over-crowded with no where to sit not even on Saturdays or in the evenings. The library board plans to replace the main branch sometime in the future at a cost of $168 million on land already owned by the City of Ottawa, just a short trip from Rosemount. A replacement library in one of the many high rise buildings going up in Kitchissippi would be a nightmare. I can not think of anywhere else close to Rosemount that would provide enough space that R.E.A.D. thinks is necessary. Land in the area is very expensive and park space is not readily available in close proximity to the current building. Why not wait and see what $2 million can achieve and be pleasantly surprised?
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by Dawn Neilly, OPS Property theft. Break and enters. Theft from vehicles. Summer in the city. That would be this summer and the city is Ottawa. Law-abiding citizens are not the only ones out and about taking advantage of the fine weather. While you’re pushing the baby in her carriage, warming a bench with a good book in hand, keeping a coffee business thriving, or on your way to work or yoga, someone else is stealing a bicycle from your porch, cleaning the jewelry out of your bureau drawer or taking the GPS out of your car. Summer should be a time for relaxing and recharging your batteries, not making a police report or filling out an insurance claim. What describes the would-be thief? Desperate, determined, opportunistic, inventive. Anything that isn’t locked up or out of sight is fair game to someone who plays by different rules. You forgot to put your ladder away?
Excellent access to an upper storey open window. Have you considered having a home security inspection done? In less than an hour you can learn a few good tips that will make your home less attractive to someone who wants to break in. Give me a call at 613-236-1222 ext. 5871 to set that up. Our vehicles often seem to function like a home away from home. It’s so easy to leave stuff in the car rather than cart it in and out, in and out. If that’s your habit, then you may be a prime target for the would-be thief looking for anything with some kind of resale value, CD’s, GPS’s for example. Best practice? Everything out of sight or completely removed and your vehicle locked up. In case that’s not enough, you can get an “All Valuables Removed” card to place in your car window. Stop in at 1064 Wellington (Hintonburg Community Centre) for one or print your own from the Ottawa Police web site (ottawapolice.ca). If you see any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood you can report it online at www.ottawapolice.ca. You might be on vacation but the would-be thief is not. Protecting your property is a year-round activity. Have a crime-free summer!
neither an efficient use of taxpayers’ money, nor will it meet the future social and cultural needs of our rapidly expanding community. The current City of Ottawa administration is unwilling to adequately fund infrastructure in the urban core despite its advocacy for intensification. The Rosemount renovation decision is a prime example of the short-sightedness of city officials. READ believes strongly that Ottawa Library Board staff might like to do better but cannot do so. Before consultations take place, READ encourages Rosemount Library users to consider several issues. What services do they most desire? What is the best use of the space to assure these are provided? Given the limited space, should there be more hours per week to spread services out and meet increased demands? Can some services be provided through partnerships and synergies with other service-providers and locations, such as the Innovation Centre or the Hintonburg Community Centre? Raising these important issues will ensure Rosemount library users receive the services they deserve.
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this renovation, the branch will be closed for approximately one year. A “depot” library situated in a store front on Wellington Street will serve our community. The “Renovation” will not provide much needed additional space. The branch size will remain 6089 square feet. The Rosemount Expansion and Development (READ) group has nothing but praise for the work done by our
librarians in the local branch. They work in constrained circumstances. But with the population of Kitchissippi swelling to 44,262 at the end of 2017 and continuing to increase over the upcoming years due to intensification and natural growth, meeting the needs of the community in such a small space becomes an issue. Rosemount Library will continue to be 66 percent smaller than branches in other comparable neighbourhoods. As a result, it cannot provide the programs or the amenities that are available in other branches. Elmvale Acres is a comparably sized branch at 7,493 square feet, but in that space there is seating for 40 users and a meeting room which can hold 59 people. Meeting rooms are a staple at most OPL branches, but Rosemount has no meeting room for its community. A fully functional and accessible program room is a must-have and the renovation must provide for one. A modern library must provide sufficient space and services to adequately respond to the community, not just for the present generations but the future ones. In READ’s view, the $2 million allocated for Rosemount is
Dog Days of Summer
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Hot slides and cool basements by Anna Borris Once the novelty of summer vacation faded, the weather had the boiling humidity of a rain forest and the light was a constant sharp glare. The soft green landscape of spring had baked into golden dryness and the lawns were looking like shredded wheat biscuits before they went over Niagara Falls. Our moms were all the same. As soon as they noticed a few kids gathering in the house, they would yell, “Get out and play, it’s a nice sunny day.” They wanted us out of their hair so they could get on with their day, making jam and pickles in the steamy kitchen, and starting dinner. We were happy to oblige, and made sure we were out of sight in case our mothers thought to make us weed the garden or cut the grass. A favourite pastime was to sit on our flat garage roof with the hose pointed up to the sky. When someone walked by we gave them a little
sprinkle. They would look up, mystified, then figure out where it came from and bark at us. That quickly turned into a water fight with everyone battling for control of the hose. Then the next obvious thing to do was to put on our bathing suits and run screaming through the sprinkler, giving the parched lawn a much-needed drink. In a couple of hours we were starving. If we happened to be at my house, my mom would bring a tray of sandwiches, (a choice of peanut butter or bologna) and a pitcher of lemonade or Freshie out to the backyard. We loved having a picnic, never realizing every mom’s secret motive was to keep the kids out of the house. Another favourite lunch event was to wrap the sandwiches up and bring a thermos of cold lemonade to the park, climb a tree and have lunch sitting on the branches. We loved the old high wooden slide with the stairs worn from
thousands of feet climbing to the top. Of course the first person to slide down forgot how hot the metal could be in the sun. After they let out a screech of pain, the rest of us slid down on our backs with our shirts to protect us. After a turn on the swings, sailing as high as they would go, we collapsed under the trees to observe the clouds and cool off before heading home. The neighbourhood pool was only two or three feet deep and usually filled with spashing, fighting little kids, so for five cents the Plant Bath was a better option if we felt like taking the bus down Somerset Street. The library was always a cool attraction. Some days we would bike over and spend an hour browsing
through the stacks and picking out a few books to bring home for a rainy day. Judy’s mom usually didn’t mind us playing records in their basement. We loved Connie Francis and Lesley Gore, but the boys said they were too “sappy” so they brought over a few reocrds of their own. They liked the old Johnny Horton songs like “North to Alaska” and “The Battle of New Orleans”, and almost anything by Johnny Cash was also a favourite. We played them all with no objection; the basement was cool and it was another fun way to spend a hot afternoon indoors but still just out of the reach of a scolding mom or an outside job assignment.
The Perseid Meteor Shower (cont’d) Continued from page 2 The best views occur at dawn on the 13th when the radiant is highest in the sky. Under a dark sky you can expect to see between 80 to 110 meteors per hour. Usually, the Perseid meteors tend to appear white or bluish white. They will be traveling at speeds of up to 200,000 km/h, producing many bright meteors that leave luminous trails visible for several seconds. The Perseid meteor shower is associated with the comet 109P/ Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered by American astronomers Lewis Swift and Horace Tuttle in July 1862. Each year when the Earth crosses Swift-Tuttle’s orbit, tiny particles of dust and rock left behind by the comet enter the Earth’s atmosphere,
creating the streaks of light that cause the Perseid meteor shower. When these particles of dust and rock are floating in space they are called meteoroids, but when they burn up in the atmosphere they become meteors. If they should survive the burn up and land on the Earth’s surface they are called meteorites. The best way to watch the meteor shower is to lie back using a sleeping bag or a reclining lawn chair and watch the open sky. It does not matter which direction you face because the meteors will streak across the entire sky. Dressing appropriately and having an extra blanket is a good idea because it tends to get chilly, especially when you are staying idle and the dew falls. It is also good to have some insect repellent.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR AUGUST 1 - TECHNO BUDDIES Teen volunteers share their knowledge of Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter. For adults 50+ at the Carlingwood branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Wednesdays, August 1 to August 15 at 3 p.m. Registration is required. For information go to biblioottawalibrary.ca. AUGUST 4 - YOGA IN THE PARK Join PranaShanti at Parkdale Park (223 Armstrong St. ) every Saturday morning in August for Yoga in the Park from 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. These classes are free for all ages and all levels are welcome. Bring your yoga mat or beach towel and get ready to practice yoga outdoors in the summer sunshine, rain or shine. AUGUST 18-19 - WESTBORO FUSE STREET FESTIVAL Fuse brings performers, demos, shopping, food, and lots of fun activities for the whole family to the heart of Westboro. Find more information about this community street festival at westborofuse.com.
WESTBORO SUPPER CLUB IS LOOKING FOR MEMBERS Food has a way of bringing people together. Some of our best memories are shaped around meals shared with family, friends, and neighbours. The Westboro Supper Club was created with the goal of creating new memories and sharing a meal together at one of the many wonderful restaurants our city has to offer! If you would like to join us in this experience of all things edible, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org so you’ll be the first to know about our exciting Westboro Supper Club events. We look forward to hearing from you!
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TOASTMASTERS Learn confidence and hone your leadership skills. Above and Beyond Toastmasters will help you get there. We meet every Monday at 7 p.m. except holidays at the Civic campus of The Ottawa Hospital in the Bickell Room on the main floor (across from Tim Hortons). Everyone is welcome. For more information, please see abottawa. toastmastersclubs.org or contact toastmasters.iwona. email@example.com. CHURCHILL SENIORS CENTRE Coming this fall! Drop-in programs at Churchill Senior Recreation Center: Folk Song Circle is now meeting on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Join our knitting, crochet or quilting circles on Fridays between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Open Lounge, Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m., meet others and play chess, Scrabble or cribbage. Play Pickleball Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. or Fridays at 11:15 a.m.Social Painting Club is Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., open room with lots of light and like-minded artists. Come play ukulele on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. and/or Friday at 9:15 a.m. Weight & Cardio Agility on Mon/ Wed/Fri 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and there’s open use of the fitness center. Fees are nominal. For more information call 613798-8872 or email Anita.Findlay@ottawa.ca. YOUR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS For up-to-date news on your neighbourhood, stay in touch with your community association. Information
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SEPTEMBER 15 - TASTE OF WELLINGTON TASTE of Wellington West is back! Kitchissippi’s favourite
SEPTEMBER 27 - CARLINGWOOD FILM CLUB Carlingwood Film Club begins September 27! Watch and discuss a good film in a relaxed, book-club-style chat about film and cinematography! Last Thursday of the month (September to November, then March to May) at 6:30 p.m. at the Carlingwood branch of the Ottawa Public Library. For more information go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.
WESTBORO LEGION’S SATURDAY AND SUNDAY POOL Free pool from noon to closing upstairs at the Westboro Legion on Saturdays and Sundays. Everyone is welcome. For more information visit our website at rcl480.com or call 613-725-2778.
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SEPTEMBER 10 - FOLK SONG CIRCLE Beginning September 10 and meeting once a month, Folk Song Circle is an opportunity to get together and sing favourite soft pop songs from the 50’s-80’s, Celtic, and other folk music at the Carlingwood branch of the Ottawa Public Library. All ages and levels of experience welcome. Bring a copy of “Rise Up Singing” if you have one. Song leaders from Churchill Seniors’ Center Song Circle will lead this program. Mondays from September 10 to June 10, 2019. Drop-in from 2-4 p.m. For information go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.
SEPTEMBER 22- RIVER PARKWAY CHILDREN’S CENTRE’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY Since 1968, RPCC has been a warm, nurturing environment where children develop creativity, independence, co-operation and discover the joy of learning. That calls for a celebration! We are inviting the community to join us for music, face-painting, centre tours, sandwiches, cake and more on Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are nestled on the campus of First Unitarian Congregation 40 Cleary Ave. Feel free to visit our website at riverparkwaychildrenscentre.ca. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WESTBORO LEGION’S BINGO AND LEAGUES Bingo every Wednesday night at the Westboro Legion. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for Ric’s@480 food service. Bingo games begin at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Join us with your friends, or come and meet new friends. Funds raised are donated back to community organizations. We also have Bid Euchre, Darts, Pool and Sandbag Leagues on a weekly basis starting in the Fall. For more information visit our website at rcl480.com or call 613-725-2778.
about events, traffic changes, development, neighbourhood clubs, volunteer opportunities and board meetings is available from the following Community Association websites.
SEPTEMBER 8 - WESTBORO BEACH CLOSING BONFIRE Say goodbye to a great summer at Westboro Beach. Info to come! Follow the Westboro Beach Community Association Facebook page (facebook.com/Westboro. Beach.Community) for updates.
SEPTEMBER 15 - FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: PIXAR’S RATATOUILLE As part of TASTE of Wellington West, Capital Pop-Up Cinema and Wellington West Business Improvement Area present this family classic about a rodent who dreams of being a Cordon Bleu chef. September 15, 7:30 p.m. at Parkdale Park.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! OWCS has openings for volunteers to help on our Shopping Buses. Shopping Bus volunteers work with the OWCS Driver to assist client in the store and to carry groceries into their homes. For more information please email email@example.com or call 613-728-6016
AUGUST 18 - BREWERY MARKET AT HINTONBURG PARK Your standard local favourites, along with some tasty special-edition beers. Hintonburg Park is a grassy oasisbring a blanket, or your lawn chairs and kick-back for the afternoon. The park features a splash pad and playground, so bring the little ones! This event is free, allages and runs rain or shine. Proceeds to benefit the Parkdale Food Centre. For information go to brewerymarket.com.
local food festival is September 15 and this year it’s bigger, greener, and more community minded than ever – with all proceeds to Parkdale Food Centre. Try TASTE Plate samples from restaurants and food shops across Hintonburg and Wellington Village starting at 1 p.m. There’s also an all day sidewalk sale, performers, G.T. Express KID Zone, a family movie night at Parkdale Park with Pixar’s Ratatouille, a fall “Prix Fixe” menu promotion and more! See wellingtonwest.ca/taste for details.
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REGISTERED PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS SCIENCE & SPORTS (2-4yrs)
Enjoy a combination of sensory-based science experiments and a variety of sport-based activities each week. • Mon 9:30-11:00am, Sep 10 – Oct 29, PSW021 - $69 Nov 5 – Dec 17, PSW026 - $69
CRAFT & COOK (2-4yrs)
Test your taste buds by creating a yummy snack, and bring home an artful masterpiece each week. • Tue 9:30-11:00am, Sep 11 – Oct 30, PSW022 - $79 Nov 6 – Dec 18, PSW027 - $69
PLAYGROUPS: PARENT & ME
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Great for parents, caregivers and their little ones to meet and visit others in the community, while enjoying organized activities & stations. Located at McKellar Park Fieldhouse. Drop in is available for open spots at $10/child. BABY PLAYGROUP: PLAY & LEARN (0-18mos) With a relaxed area for newborns, sensory station playtime for young toddlers, and a workshop series for parents, it’s the perfect fit for all. Includes a variety of guest speakers on topics such as sleep training, baby massage, post-natal care, and even a
Sep 22 – Dec 15, RFAF03 – $248
KIDS IN MOTION
(2-4yrs) In this award-winning, playbased learning class, kids will participate in a series of activity stations such as, agility ladders, balance tools, hurdles and obstacle courses, all while dancing to your favourite tunes. • Thu 1:00-2:00pm, Sep 13 – Nov 1, PSW025 - $79 Nov 8 – Dec 20, PSW030 - $69
professional photographer to capture moments of your little one. Weekly schedule is available on the Dovercourt Playgroup Facebook page. • Thu 9:30-11:30am, Sep 13 – Nov 1, PSW024 - $56 Nov 8 – Dec 20, PSW029 $49 TODDLER PLAYGROUP (18mos – 4yrs) Enjoy playtime, sensory stations, songs, crafts and stories in our play zone for toddlers and preschoolers. Healthy snack is included. • Wed 9:30-11:30am, Sept 12 – Oct 31, PSW023 - $56 Nov 7 – Dec 19, PSW028 - $49
Our Commitment to children: As a High Five® accredited organization, Dovercourt is committed to developing and delivering programs that are child-centered and reflect our values of respect, diversity and inclusion. All of our program staff are trained and certified in High Five: Healthy Child Development and our programs are evaluated regularly to ensure a high standard of quality.
PRESCHOOL MULTI SPORT: HOP, SKIP, JUMP & THROW
Develop balance, agility and coordination through this introduction to a wide variety of sports and drills. We will use t-ball, floor hockey, gymnastics, soccer and basketball to broaden fundamental motor skills. All classes are in one of our local school gyms; parents will be advised before program begins. HOP, SKIP, JUMP & THROW JUNIOR (12-24mos, with parents) • Sat 8:45-9:30am, Sep 22 – Dec 15, RFAF69 – $248 HOP, SKIP, JUMP & THROW PARENT & CHILD (2-3yrs) • Sat 9:30-10:15am, Sep 22 – Dec 15, RFAF70 – $248 • Sat 10:15-11:00am, Sep 22 – Dec 15, RFAF71 – $248 HOP, SKIP, JUMP & THROW PRESCHOOL (3-5yrs) • Sat 11:30-12:30pm, Sep 22 – Dec 15, RFAF02 – $248 HOP, SKIP, JUMP & THROW KINDER (4-6yrs) • Sat 12:30-1:30pm,
PARENT & CHILD T-BALL (OUTDOOR) (3-4yrs) In this relaxed, noncompetitive environment focused on skills, team playing, and following direction, children (accompanied by parents) will develop basic motor skills like balance, agility, and coordination, all while having fun and playing games. • Mon 5:15-6:00pm, Sep 10 - Oct 22, RFAF72 – $125 PERFECT PITCH: INTRODUCTION TO BASEBALL (5-7yrs) An introduction to baseball skills such as throwing, catching, correct batting form, running bases, fielding and positional play. Through skills, drills, and play children will enhance their motor skills and coordination while having a blast! • Mon 6:00-7:00pm, Sep 10 - Oct 22, RFAF04 – $125
An introductory soccer program to learn the basics of the game through a variety of drills and scrimmage games. No special equipment required except runners and sportswear suitable for the weather. SOCCER STARS (OUTDOOR) (3-5yrs) • Wed 6:00-7:00pm, Sep 12 - Oct 17, RFAF05 – $125 SOCCER STARS PARENT & CHILD (OUTDOOR) (2-3yrs) • Wed 5:15-6:00pm, Sep 12 - Oct 17, RFAF73 – $125
Exposing children to a variety of musical and movement experiences helps them develop language, pattern recognition, balance, coordination and more. Each week students will play, listen and dance all while exploring fundamental concepts in music and movement in a hands-on, creative environment.
BABY MUSIC TIME (0-1.5yrs) • Thu 10:45-11:30am, Sep 13 – Dec 6, AC012 – $178 TODDLER MUSIC TIME (1.5-3yrs) • Thu 9:45-10:30am, Sep 13 – Dec 6, AC013 – $178 FAMILY MUSIC TIME (0-5yrs) • Thu 11:45am-12:30pm, Sep 13 – Dec 6, AC014 – $91 per family member
BABY-WEARING LATIN DANCE
Moms and dads get fit with their babies by learning fun steps to the rhythmic beats of Salsa and other Latin dances such as Merengue, Rumba, Cumbia and Bachata. You don’t even need to know how to dance; the desire to share a special moment of music and movement with your child is all you need. Salsa is soothing for a baby, since the rocking movements bring them back to the time they spent in utero. Your baby will love being swayed while in direct contact with you! We recommend that your child be at least 6–8 weeks old. Parents must provide their own baby carrier. • Tue 1:15-2:00pm, Sep 25 – Nov 27, RFAFF1 – $137.50
This parent and baby class is similar to regular ballet classes with barre exercises and centre exercises. Special attention is given to muscle toning and stretching particular to arduous ballet training, all with your baby secured to you in your carrier. This post-natal activity will whip you into shape while sharing valuable time with your baby. We recommend that your child be at least 6–8 weeks old. Parents must provide their own baby carrier. • Wed 1:15-2:10pm, Sep 26 – Nov 28, RFAFF2 – $137.50
STEVE NASH YOUTH BASKETBALL
Taekwondo, a Korean martial art, is the practice of hand and leg techniques for self-defense. Taught by Master Instructor Tony Ilukhor, Taekwondo will improve your physical health, focus, flexibility, and will decrease stress.
Sep 22 – Dec 15, RFAF11 – $131 per Family member ADVANCED (Brown, Red, Red-Black Stripe, Black Belts) • Sat 2:30-3:30pm, Sep 22 – Dec 15, RFAF12 – $131 per Family member INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED (Yellow-Black Belts) • Fri 7:45-8:45pm, Sep 28 – Dec 14, RFAF80 – $131 per Family member
STEVE NASH YOUTH JUNIOR BASKETBALL (5-7yrs) • Mon 6:00-7:00pm, Sep 24 – Dec 3, RFAF01 – $107
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INTERMEDIATE (Yellow, Orange, Green and Blue Belts) • Sat 1:30-2:30pm,
LEARN TO PLAY (5-7yrs) • Sat 1:00-2:00pm, Sep 8 – Oct 13, RFAF08 – $130
HOP, SKIP, JUMP, THROW! Through the introduction of a wide variety of sports and drills, children will develop balance, agility and coordination through play. We will use T-ball, floor hockey, gymnastics, soccer and basketball to develop fundamental movement skills. All classes are in one of our local school gyms; parents will be advised before program begins. HOP, SKIP, JUMP, THROW! (3-5yrs) • Sat 11:30-12:30pm, Sep 22 – Dec 15, RFAF02 – $248
INTRODUCTION TO BASEBALL (5-7yrs) Introductory course for children to baseball skills such as throwing, catching, correct batting form, running bases, fielding and positional play. Through skills, drills, and play, children will enhance their motor skills and coordination while having a blast! • Mon 6:00-7:00pm, Sep 10 - Oct 22, RFAF04 – $125
LEARN TO PLAY TENNIS
Introductory soccer program to learn the basics of the game by participating in a variety of drills and scrimmage games. No special equipment required except runners and sportswear suitable for the weather. SOCCER STARS (OUTDOOR) (3-5yrs) • Wed 6:00-7:00pm, Sep 12 - Oct 17, RFAF05 – $125
SKATEBOARD STARS (5-12yrs) Our Skateboard Stars program focuses on skill development in a fun and safe environment. Open to all abilities and skill levels from brave beginners to practically pros, this 6 week instructional program is sure to offer something to all participants. Skateboard, helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards are mandatory, and are available upon request. • Sat 9:30-10:30am, Sep 8 – Oct 20, RFAF06 – $92 SKATEBOARD STARS ‘RAMP’ IT UP (8-14yrs) We’ve ramped it up for our budding ramp riders to develop skills on the Dovercourt ramps, including
Learn to Play is a Tennis Canada curriculum that uses Progressive Tennis to introduce the sport in a fun and interactive way, ensuring success for young players. Using scaled down equipment and court space, young players learn the fundamentals of tennis in a game based environment where they can rally and compete with their friends. For more information about our instructor please visit SeanCoaching.com. LEARN TO PLAY (5-7yrs) • Sat 1:00-2:00pm, Sep 8 – Oct 13, RFAF08 – $130 LEARN TO PLAY (7-9yrs) • Sat 2:00-3:00pm, Sep 8 – Oct 13, RFAF09 – $130 LITTLE ACES (9-12yrs) • Sat 3:00-4:00pm, Sep 8 – Oct 13, RFAF78 – $130
Taekwondo, a Korean martial art, is the practice of hand and leg techniques for self-defense.
BEGINNER/FAMILY CLASS • Sat 12:30-1:30pm, Sep 22 – Dec 15, RFAF10 – $131 per Family member • Fri 6:45-7:45pm, Sep 28 – Dec 14, RFAF79 – $131 per Family member
Learn to Play is a Tennis Canada curriculum that uses Progressive Tennis to introduce the sport in a fun and interactive way, ensuring success for young players. Using scaled down equipment and court space, young players learn the fundamentals of tennis in a game based environment where they can rally and compete with their friends. For more information about our instructor please visit SeanCoaching.com.
our half pipe. Participants will learn the ins and outs of ramp riding in a fun and safe environment. Open to those just starting on the ramps as well as those wanting to improve their technique. Skateboard, helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards are mandatory, and are available upon request. • Sat 11:00am-12:00pm, Sep 8 – Oct 20, RFAF07 – $92
DOVERCOURT RECREATION CENTRE FALL 2018 PROGRAMS
PRESCHOOL ART EXPLORATION (3.5-5yrs) Pasting, cutting, finger painting, splatter painting, collages and stamps will be explored in a fun and creative environment. Skills will aid in developing fine motor skills, focus, listening, patience and spatial organization. All materials are supplied. • Sun 10:30am-11:45am, Sep 16 – Dec 16, AC010 – $178
Steve Nash Youth Basketball is a national youth basketball program designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love for the game of basketball. The goal of this exciting program is to allow participants the opportunity to maximize their potential, while promoting the importance of youth basketball as a vehicle to build life skills such as character, discipline, self-esteem and sportsmanship, all of which benefit our youth as they continue to play basketball or in their everyday lives. All classes are in one of the local school gyms; parents will be advised before program begins. Participants receive: • Steve Nash Youth Basketball Reversible Dri-Fit Jersey • Nike Ultra Durable Rubber Basketball • Steve Nash Youth Basketball Parent’s Guide to Youth Basketball
HOP, SKIP, JUMP, THROW! (4-6yrs) • Sat 12:30-1:30pm, Sep 22 – Dec 15, RFAF03 – $248
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Taught by Master Instructor Tony Ilukhor, Taekwondo will improve your physical health, focus, flexibility, and will decrease stress. BEGINNER/FAMILY CLASS • Sat 12:30-1:30pm, Sep 22 – Dec 15, RFAF10 – $131 per Family member • Fri 6:45-7:45pm, Sep 28 – Dec 14, RFAF79 – $131 per Family member INTERMEDIATE (Yellow, Orange, Green and Blue Belts) • Sat 1:30-2:30pm, Sep 22 – Dec 15, RFAF11 – $131 per Family member ADVANCED (Brown, Red, Red-Black Stripe, Black Belts) • Sat 2:30-3:30pm, Sep 22 – Dec 15, RFAF12 – $131 per Family member INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED (Yellow-Black Belts) • Fri 7:45-8:45pm, Sep 28 – Dec 14, RFAF80 – $131 per Family member
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ROPE SKIPPING - AROUND THE WORLD (7-12 yrs)
Taught by Ottawa acro-roper Bill Chong, rope skipping is a great workout and a ton of fun! Our exciting class teaches skills, tricks and routines from around the world in a healthy, non-competitive environment. This novice to grandmaster 8-week program includes stickers, certificates and a Family Fun Day to show off your new talents!
Please note there is an additional $15 material fee for the special skipping rope. The fee is paid to the instructor on the first class. All classes are in one of the local school gyms, parents will be advised before program begins. • Wed 6:00-7:00pm, Sep 26 – Nov 14, RFAF85 – $141
PRESCHOOL & SCHOOL AGE
CANADA SHOTOKAN KARATE
Karate is a martial art involving a variety of techniques, including blocks, strikes, evasions, and throws. Through regular practice one learns to build a strong mind and body, and develop an ability to defend oneself in a conflict situation. Karate practice can help one develop and improve flexibility, stamina, reflexes, coordination, self-confidence, composure, patience, discipline, punctuality, willpower, respect, and character. These courses are taught by 3rd degree black belt Hashmat Khan. Ages (5-7yrs) • Sun 9:15-10:00am, Sep 23 – Dec 16, RFAS89 – $111 Ages (8yrs and up) • Sun 10:15-11:15am, Sep 23 – Dec 16, RFAS88 – $111 Parents can join their child in this class for $55. Regiser using this course code RFAF89.
ARTS & CREATIVITY:
KIDS CAN CLIMB! Participants will learn the basics of rock climbing technique, spend lots of time on the wall, and have tonnes of fun. Through creative games, interesting instruction, and experienced staff, your kids will be flying up the wall in no time! KIDS CAN CLIMB! (5-7yrs) • Mon 5:30-6:15pm, Sep 24 – Nov 5, RFAF13 – $81 • Wed 5:30-6:15pm, Nov 14 – Dec 19, RFAF14 – $81 • Mon 6:30-7:15pm, Sep 24 – Nov 5, RFAF15 – $81 • Wed 6:30-7:15pm, Nov 14 – Dec 19, RFAF16 – $81 KIDS CAN CLIMB! LEVEL 2 For those who have already completed the Kids Can Climb! class or those with some climbing experience, this program builds on skills and techniques to help kids master the rock wall and transition into top rope climbing. KIDS CAN CLIMB! (5-7yrs) • Wed 5:30-6:15pm, Sep 26 – Nov 7, RFAF17 – $81 • Mon 5:30-6:15pm, Nov 12 – Dec 17, RFAF18 – $81 KIDS CAN CLIMB! (8-11yrs) • Wed 6:30-7:15pm, Sep 26 – Nov 7, RFAF19 – $81 • Mon 6:30-7:15pm, Nov 12 – Dec 17, RFAF20 – $81
FAMILY CLAY Spend some quality family time together creating one-ofa-kind projects and building memories that will last a lifetime. Students will explore various techniques of hand building and try the wheel before finishing their works of art with our beautiful glazes. *Fee includes 1 bag of clay per family* • Sat 3:00-5:00pm, Sep 15 – Dec 15, AC005 – $182 per family member • Tue 6:00-7:30pm, Sep 11 – Dec 11, AC006 – $182 per family member
CARTOON DRAWING (6-10yrs) Learning to draw can be fun, especially when creating silly characters, funny expressions and drawing sequences that tell a story! Instructors will guide students, step-by-step, how to create compelling stories with humour and skill. All materials are supplied. • Sun 9:30-10:25am, Sep 16 – Dec 16, AC009 – $178
CLAY CREATIONS (6-10yrs) Let your child’s imagination soar! Students will explore various techniques of hand building before finishing their works of art with glazing. • Sat 1:30-3:00pm, Sep 15 – Dec 15, AC007 – $299 ON THE WHEEL (12-16yrs) Join us and learn how to use the wheel. Create bowls and cups, then finish them with our beautiful glazes. This small class is open to all levels of potters. • Sat 5:30-7:30pm, Sep 15 – Dec 15, AC008 – $299
PRESCHOOL ART EXPLORATION (3.5-5yrs) Pasting, cutting, finger painting, splatter painting, collages and stamps will be explored in a fun and creative environment. Skills will aid in developing fine motor skills, focus, listening, patience and spatial organization. All materials are supplied. • Sun 10:30am-11:45am, Sep 16 – Dec 16, AC010 – $178 PASTEL DRAWING (6-10yrs) This program will introduce students to the medium of pastels to create works of art they can be proud to display! Instructors will teach drawing and pastel techniques to produce stunning results. All materials are supplied. • Mon 6:00-6:55 pm, Sep 10 – Dec 10, AC011 – $178
DOVERCOURT DANCE SCHOOL Dovercourt Dance School teaches traditional concert performance dance in tap, jazz, ballet, and hip hop with an instructional style that encourages creative expression and movement in a pressure free atmosphere. Students develop an appreciation for the art of dance as well as the physical skills and techniques specific to each dance genre.
HIP HOP HURRAY! (2-4yrs)
HIGH FIVE: PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHY CHILD DEVELOPMENT (13+yrs) Geared toward anyone working with, or interested in working with children ages 6-12 in a front-line leadership role (camp counselors, instructors, volunteers, etc), this course provides in-depth training on the principles of healthy child development in sport and recreation programs. Leaders learn activities and gain knowledge, tips and resources to improve their relationships with children and other staff members, and to enhance program quality. Topics include bullying, conflict resolution, physical literacy, mental health, and effective communication. • Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm, Sep 30, HF003 – $50
(2-3yrs) Children will be introduced to moving freely and naturally to different types of music. Preschoolers will create their own moves while developing coordination, body-awareness and self-confidence. • Sun 8:30-9:00am, Sep 16 – Dec 16, DAN007 – $208 • Fri 10:15-10:45am, Sep 14 – Dec 14, DAN008 – $208
An introductory class focused on learning basic, traditional ballet steps and body awareness. Young dancers will gain a love for music and movement in a fun and encouraging environment. • Fri 11:00-11:45am, Sep 14 – Dec 14, DAN009 – $208 • Fri 12:30-1:15pm, Sep 14 – Dec 14, DAN010 – $208 • Sat 9:15-10:00am, Sep 15 – Dec 15, DAN011 – $208 • Sun 9:00-9:45am, Sep 16 – Dec 16, DAN012 – $208
Dancers receive ageappropriate instruction in both ballet and jazz. Technique, coordination and creative expression will be encouraged as they learn the basic jazz and ballet steps through simple routines. Focus will be on music counts, rhythm and building strength and flexibility. (4-5yrs) • Sun 11:00-11:45am, Sep 16 – Dec 16, DAN015 – $208 • Sat 10:00-10:45am, Sep 15 – Dec 15, DAN016 – $208 • Sun 9:45-10:30am, Sep 16 – Dec 16, DAN017 – $208 (6-9yrs) • Sun 11:15am-12:15pm, Sep 16 – Dec 16, DAN018 – $221
Develop body awareness, strength and flexibility through ballet and modern dance technique. This class will focus on fun, creativity and technique. (5-6yrs) • Fri 5:45-6:45pm, Sep 15 – Dec 15, DAN019 – $221 (7-9yrs) • Sun 10:00-11:00am, Sep 16 – Dec 16, DAN020 – $221
Fun, creative steps and routines will be taught in this class combining the basics of both tap and jazz. Classes will focus on rhythm, arm movements, turns and jumps. Tap shoes are required. • Sat 11:00am-12:00pm, Sep 15 – Dec 15, DAN021 – $221
DANCE MIX (8-12yrs)
Try a bit of everything in this multi-disciplinary class that combines ballet, jazz, and hip hop. Students exercise their own creativity and focus on building their flexibility, strength and rhythm in a fun environment. • Sat 12:00-1:00pm, Sep 15 – Dec 15, DAN022 – $221
BABYSITTER COURSE (11+yrs) This course prepared by the Canadian Safety Council prepares students for their roles and responsibilities as babysitters. Topics include rights and responsibilities of the child, parent and babysitter; child development and behavioral problems; caring for the child and nutrition; child safety; handling emergencies; games and play activities for children; and children with special needs. Each student receives a workbook and much of the course is done in small group discussions. There is a final exam (75% to pass). • Fri 9:30am-2:00pm, Oct 5, AQL090 – $125
• Sat 9:15am-1:45pm, Nov 3, AQL091 – $125
Dancers learn hip hop and funk moves, terminology, and dance combinations. Students will enhance their creative skills while grooving to cool music. (4-5yrs) • Sun 10:30-11:15am, Sep 16 – Dec 16, DAN013 – $208 (6-9yrs) • Sun 12:00-1:00pm, Sep 16 – Dec 16, DAN014 – $221
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HOME ALONE (8-12yrs) Help your child become more confident and competent when they are at home alone. This program features home and fire safety, dealing with strangers, emergency procedures and first aid, snack and meal preparation. • Sat 9:15am-12:15pm, Sep 29, AQL080 – $95 • Fri 9:30am-12:30pm, Nov 16, AQL081 – $95
A fun and bouncy introduction to hip hop and break-dancing moves geared toward your preschooler. With fun moves and today’s hottest music, dancers will be engaged in rhythmic movement through games and songs. • Fri 11:45am-12:15pm, Sep 14 – Dec 14, DAN005 – $208 • Sat 8:45-9:15am, Sep 15 – Dec 15, DAN006 – $208
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ADULT RECREATION PROGRAMS ADULT DANCE
BABY-WEARING LATIN DANCE Moms and dads get fit with their babies by learning fun steps to the rhythmic beats of Salsa and other Latin dances such as Merengue, Rumba, Cumbia and Bachata. You don’t even need to know how to dance; the desire to share a special moment of music and movement with your child is all you need. Salsa is soothing for a baby, since the rocking movements bring them back to the time they spent in utero. Your baby will love being swayed while in direct contact with you! We recommend that your child be at least 6–8 weeks old. Parents must provide their own baby carrier. • Tue 1:15-2:00pm, Sep 25 – Nov 27, RFAFF1 – $137.50 BABY-WEARING BALLET This parent and baby class is similar to regular ballet classes with barre exercises and centre exercises. Special attention is given to muscle toning and stretching particular to arduous ballet training, all with your baby secured to you in your carrier. This post-natal activity will whip you into shape while sharing valuable time with your baby. We recommend that your child be at least 6–8 weeks old. Parents must provide their own baby carrier. • Wed 1:15-2:10pm, Sep 26 – Nov 28, RFAFF2 – $137.50 SUP FITNESS & YOGA Come try out our newest offering with SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) classes in the Dovercourt pool. Classes are provided by Urban Ocean SUP. Check out www. urbanoceansup.com to learn more about stand up paddling. No prior experience needed for pool classes. Space is extremely limited.
• Wed 9:00-9:55pm, Sep 26 – Nov 14, RFAFF9 – $220
This class focuses on creative ways to use your board and achieve a high intensity workout on the water. The act of balancing while doing a fitness routine helps to train the body in a fun and new way while adding dimension to your old training routine. Join our expert instructors in the pool with this fast growing water sport. • Sat 7:30-8:30pm, Sep 22 – Nov 16, RFAFF5 – $220 SUP YOGA-CIZE Let your board become your mat as we combine yoga and fitness in this mind body spirit class. • Sat 8:30-9:30pm, Sep 22 – Nov 16, RFAF5F6 – $220
DOG TRAINING PRESENTED BY CAROL UPTON – carolthedogtrainer.ca
DOG TRAINING BASICS FOR POOCHES AND PUPS (Level 1 Beginner) Positive reinforcement training for dogs of all ages. Have fun teaching your dog the basic commands: sit, pay attention, leave it, come when called, and
walk-nicely-on-a-leash. The goal is to have strong bond with your new dog as well as a safe, well-socialized pet and a happy home environment. Come one, come all...training your dog is good for you and Fido too! Open to dogs and puppies of all ages and skill levels. • Wed 7:00-7:45pm, Sep 26 – Oct 24, RFAFF3 – $220 Nov 7 – Dec 5, RFAFF4 – $220 DOG TRAINING COMBO CLASS: RE-CALL AND LEASH-WALKING SKILL IMPROVEMENT Come out and work on the 2 most common skills that your dog needs…a reliable recall and a nice walking style. Have your dog keep the leash loose while walking and not eat everything in sight! And, let’s be sure that when you say your dog’s name that he/ she wants to come to you and does so with enthusiasm. Doesn’t this sound wonderful? Come and join our class! Some classes may be held outdoors (weather permitting). Open to dogs of all ages and skill levels. Visit www.carolthedogtrainer. ca for more information • Wed 8:00-8:45pm, Sep 26 – Oct 24, RFAFF7 – $220 TRICKS! (Yes, you can teach them to old dogs too…) What to do after you have mastered “shake a paw”… join this workshop to teach Fido something new. Fun for all ages! All dogs (and their human companions) are welcome. Visit www.carolthedogtrainer. ca for more information • Wed 8:00-8:45pm, Nov 7 – Dec 5, RFAFF8 – $220
• Fri 6:45-7:45pm, Sep 28 – Dec 14, RFAF79 – $131 per Family member INTERMEDIATE (Yellow, Orange, Green and Blue Belts) • Sat 1:30-2:30pm, Sep 22 – Dec 15, RFAF11 – $131 per Family member
ADULT WHEEL AND HAND BUILDING Discover a great feeling of accomplishment by turning your vision into pieces of art. Students will explore various techniques of hand building and try the wheel before finishing pieces with beautiful glazes. Students will be proud to present their creations in their home and as gifts. Fee includes 1 bag of clay. • Wed 6:30-9:30pm, Sep 12 – Dec 12, AC003 – $374 ADULT ON THE WHEEL Learn how to use the wheel to create bowls and cups then finish them with beautiful glazes. Students will be proud to present their creations in their home and as gifts. This small class is open to all levels of potters. Fee includes 1 bag of clay. • Tue 7:30-9:30pm, Sep 11 – Dec 11, AC004 – $320
Join us in this weekly pick up game during this prime time ice rental at Tom Brown Arena. Space is limited; Registration is for Fall & Winter. • Wed 6:00-6:50pm, Sep 6 – Mar 27, RFAF66 – $478
Taekwondo, a Korean martial art, is the practice of hand and leg techniques for self-defense. Taught by Master Instructor Tony Ilukhor, Taekwondo will improve your physical health, focus, flexibility, and will decrease stress. BEGINNER/FAMILY CLASS • Sat 12:30-1:30pm, Sep 22 – Dec 15, RFAF10 – $131 per Family member
ADVANCED (Brown, Red, Red-Black Stripe, Black Belts) • Sat 2:30-3:30pm, Sep 22 – Dec 15, RFAF12 – $131 per Family member INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED (Yellow-Black Belts) • Fri 7:45-8:45pm, Sep 28 – Dec 14, RFAF80 – $131 per Family member
INTRO TO WEST COAST SWING - ADULT SWING DANCING WEST COAST SWING 101-ADULT SWING DANCING BEGINNER (16+yrs) Come meet great people while learning to dance. West Coast Swing is a partnered modern swing dance done to a wide variety of music, including pop, blues, soul, and country. It is a linear dance with a smooth, elastic aesthetic and an emphasis on improvisational movement, and a fun social dance with that does not require a high fitness level. No partner or prior dance experience needed. • Thu 8:00-9:30pm, Sep 13 – Oct 18, DAN001 – $102 • Thu 6:00-8:00pm, Sep 20 – Oct 25, DAN002 – $102 • Thu 8:00-9:30pm, Nov 1 – Dec 6, DAN003 – $102 WEST COAST SWING 201-ADULT SWING DANCING INTERMEDIATE (16+yrs) This class introduces both 6 and 8 count patterns which build on the concepts learned in 101. The fundamental skills required for efficient leading and following will also be revisited and finessed. Prerequisite: West coast swing 101 or equivalent. No partner required. • Thu 6:30-8:00pm, Nov 1 – Dec 6, DAN004 – $102
Why take swimming lessons at Dovercourt? Dovercourt’s highly-skilled instructors are able to teach children proper technique efficiently and effectively, in accordance with the high standards of the Lifesaving Society. Our end-ofsession Survival Day is unique to Dovercourt and is a fun yet powerful way to teach children skills that could save their lives in real-life scenarios. Our staff undergoes extensive training and regular updates on safety, rescue situations, changes to current standards, as well as techniques for teaching. Many of our senior aquatics staff are instructor and lifeguard trainers and are a valuable resource for our aquatics team. Our leisure pool is designed to teach swimming, with unique features like warmer water, a beach entry, rope swing and shallow & deep water pods. We are proud of the quality of our swim lesson program at Dovercourt! Read more on our website: www.dovercourt.org/ enterprise/OurPool_Whatsdifferent
THE SWIM FOR LIFE® PROGRAM
LIFESAVING PARENT & TOTS A rewarding experience for adults with infants or toddlers. These levels introduce the joys of water activity while stressing parental responsibility in, on and around the water. Parent participation required, but just one “water loving” parent is permitted in the pool due to our limited pool space. Class length: 30 minutes.
PARENT & TOT 1
12 months old and under (able to hold head up) with parent or caregiver.
PARENT & TOT 2
24 months old and under with parent or caregiver.
PARENT & TOT 3
Under 4 years old with parent or caregiver.
PRESCHOOL A TRANSITION Your child is “almost” ready for independence or almost 3 years old. Parents must join their preschooler in the water until the child is ready to
All Preschool classes are unparented and for 3-5 year old children. PRESCHOOL A Prerequisites: For kids 3-5 years old just starting out on their own, with little or no experience but comfortable in a class without mom or dad. PRESCHOOL B Prerequisites: Participants can comfortably move and float with aid and put their faces in the water with eyes open and exhale in a relaxed manner. PRESCHOOL C Prerequisites: Participants can float on front and back in PFD without assistance; swim 5m on front and back any way with an aid; and exhale under water 3 times without pause. PRESCHOOL D Prerequisites: Participants can float and move in deep water with assistance; breathe rhythmically 5 times; flutter kick while gliding on front and back 5m; recover objects from the bottom. PRESCHOOL E Prerequisites: Participants are comfortable jumping into deep water unassisted; front and back float in deep water unassisted; kick on front and back for 7m each; 5m of
continuous front crawl with aid.
SCHOOL AGE SWIM LESSONS SWIMMER 1 - BEGINNER Just starting out with little or no swimming experience. Lessons will focus on floats and glides, flutter kick, shallow and deep-water comfort, movement through water, safe entries and PFDs. SWIMMER 1 - ADVANCED Prerequisites: Have attempted Swimmer 1 before and/or are comfortable submerging their face with eyes open. Class will focus on unassisted glides and kicking drills. SWIMMER 2 Prerequisites: Jump into chest deep water; open eyes and exhale under water; front/back float unassisted; flutter kick on front/back for 5m each.
SWIMMER 5 Prerequisites: Tread water 1 minute; front/back crawl 25m; 100m interval swim; breaststroke arms 15m, whip kick on front 15m. SWIMMER 5 & 6 Prerequisites: Swimmer 5: Tread water 1 minute; front/ back crawl 25m; 100m interval swim; breaststroke arms 15m; whip kick on front 15m. Swimmer 6: Shallow dive; eggbeater kick 30 seconds; front/back crawl & breaststroke 50m each; 200m interval swim; head up front crawl 10m.
ROOKIE, RANGER, STAR PATROL
SWIMMER 2 & 3 Prerequisites: Swimmer 2: Jump into chest deep water; open eyes and exhale under water; front/back float unassisted; kicking on front/ back for 5m each. Swimmer 3: Jump into deep water; front and back crawl 10m each; tread water 15 seconds. SWIMMER 3 Prerequisites: Jump into deep water; front/ back swim 10m each; flutter kick on side; swim front and back crawl 10m each; tread water 15 seconds. SWIMMER 3 & 4 Prerequisites: Swimmer 3: Jump into deep water; flutter kick on side; swim front and back crawl 10m each; tread water 15 seconds. Swimmer 4: Dive and roll into deep water; front/back crawl 15m each; 100m interval swim; whip kick on back 10m; tread water 30 seconds.
SWIMMER 4 Prerequisites: Dive and roll into deep water; front/back crawl 15m each; 100m interval swim; whip kick on back 10m; tread water 30 seconds.
ROOKIE: Prerequisites: Compact jump; stride entry; eggbeater 75 seconds; head up front crawl or breaststroke 25m; front/back crawl & breaststroke 100m each; 300m endurance swim. RANGER: Prerequisites: Lifesaving kick 25m, endurance 350m; timed swim 100m in 3 minutes. STAR: Prerequisites: Demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Participants develop lifesaving and first aid skills; further refine front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke over 100m each, and complete 600m workouts and 300m timed swims.
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Basic swimming ability is a requirement of any meaningful attempt to eliminate drowning in Canada. Swim for Life® is a comprehensive swim instruction program that focuses on the acquisition and
development of fundamental swim strokes and skills for learners of all ages and abilities. Learning Swim to Survive® skills and achieving the Lifesaving Society’s Swim to Survive® Standard are key foundations of the Swim for Life® Program.
participate on their own and they are 3 years old.
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AQUATIC CERTIFICATIONS FOR YOUTH Recommended 12 years of age. 70 minutes. • Mon 6:50-8:00pm, Sep 24 – Nov 20, 10327 – $75
Become a Swim Instructor or Lifeguard! Aquatic Leadership = Job training, skills and friends for life! Successfully complete your NLS and instructor certifications at Dovercourt and you will be guaranteed a lifeguard / swim instructor position for Winter 2019. BRONZE STAR Participants develop problemsolving and decision-making skills as individuals and in partners. They learn CPR and develop Water Smart® confidence and the lifesaving skills to become their own personal lifeguard. Prerequisite:
BRONZE MEDALLION / EMERGENCY 1ST AID Learn Lifesaving principles based on water rescue, judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows, carries, and release methods in preparation for rescues of increased risk; learn to respond to increasing complex situations involving conscious and unconscious victims with obstructed airways and develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim (or timed swims). Prerequisite: 12 years of age and have successfully completed Bronze Star or 13 years & good swim ability. (Level 6 or equivalent). Manual: Canadian Lifesaving Manual $51. • Sun 5:00-8:00pm, Sep 23 – Nov 25, AQL1821 – $132
RECREATIONAL SWIM SCHEDULE
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BRONZE CROSS Bronze Cross teaches the differences between lifesaving and lifeguarding, safe supervision in aquatic facilities, and the principles of emergency procedures and teamwork. Participants learn how to rescue a spinal injured victim and a pulseless victim. Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid. • Sun 5:00-7:30pm, Sep 23 – Nov 25, AQL1817 – $99 NL/ NATIONAL LIFEGUARD Candidates will learn skills relevant to safe supervision of a pool. These include teamwork, communication, and the use of specialized equipment and safety supervision. Prerequisites: Age 16, Bronze Cross and Standard 1st Aid and CPR ‘C’. Manual: Alert $51 • Fri 6:00-10:00pm, Sep 28 - Dec 7, AQL1824 – $165
11:00-12:00pm 3:00-4:00pm (free)
HOT TUB & SAUNA ONLY
8:00-9:00am* 11:00am-12:00pm 8:00-8:45pm
* SHARING WITH AQUAFIT OR PROGRAM
LIFESAVING STANDARD FIRST AID & CPR “C” An in-depth understanding of first aid such as medical/ legal aspects, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, burns and other medical injuries. Prerequisites: Open to all. Recommended 12 years of age and older. Manual: Canadian First Aid Manual $20. • Sat & Sun 9:00am-5:00pm, Sep 8 – 9, AQL1860 – $110 • Sat & Sun 9:00am-5:00pm, Nov 17 – 18, AQL1861 – $110
SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 TO JUNE 28, 2019
LIFESAVING INSTRUCTOR The Lifesaving Instructor Course prepares instructors to teach the Canadian Swim Patrol, Bronze medal awards, and Emergency First Aid. Lifesaving Instructors may evaluate and certify candidates
in the Swim Patrol, Bronze Star, Emergency First Aid, and Lifesaving Fitness Awards. Progressively evaluated, so 100% attendance is required. Prerequisites: 16 years of age & Bronze Cross or NL. Manuals $70 • Tue 5:30-9:30pm, Oct 23 AND Sat & Sun, 10:00am-7:00pm, Oct 27 – 28, AQL1841 – $130
FALL 2018 - SPRING 2019
SWIM INSTRUCTOR Swim Instructor candidates learn to teach and evaluate basic swim strokes and related skills, and acquire proven teaching methods and a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques. Swim Instructors are certified to teach and evaluate all levels of the Lifesaving Society Swim Program: Parent & Tot, Preschool, Swimmer, and Adult Swimmer. Progressively evaluated, so 100% attendance is required. Prerequisites: 16 years of age and Bronze Cross or NL. Manuals: $42 • Tue 5:30-9:30pm, Sep 18 AND Sat & Sun, 10:00am-7:00pm, Sep 22 – 23, AQL1845 – $130
8:45-9:30am 11:15am-12:00pm 2:45-3:45pm 7:30-9:00pm
All swims are subject to cancellation or may be shared based on attendance.
ANNIE’S SWIM: A FREE SWIM FOR THE DISABLED, NAMED IN MEMORY OF “DOVERKID” ANNE VIVIAN, WHO TOOK COMFORT IN THE WARM WATERS OF OUR POOL DURING HER COURAGEOUS BATTLE WITH BRAIN CANCER.
LEARN TO: SWIM, SAVE A LIFE, LEARN TO TEACH. ADULT LEARN TO SWIM A gentle learn to swim program for the TRUE non-swimmer. Don’t be left on shore, have the kids swim circles around you, or hesitate to participate in water activities again. Prerequisite: 16 years & up • Sun 7:10-8:00pm, Sep 23 – Nov 25, 10328 – $104 ADULT DROP IN LESSONS • Tue 8:30-9:20pm, Sep 25 – Nov 27, $10/lesson or 8 visit pass $62.96 • Wed 8:45-9:35pm, Sep 26 – Nov 28, $10/lesson or 8 visit pass $62.96
NL RECERT Prerequisite: NL, must bring card to recert • Fri 6:00-10:00pm, Sep 21, AQL1834 – $80 • Fri 6:00-10:00pm, Oct 19, AQL1835 – $80 • Sat 8:00am-12:00pm, Dec 29, AQL1837 – $80 AIRWAY MANAGEMENT Airway Management provides the fundamentals, principles and practices of safe and proper oxygen administration in most emergency situations. • Tue 6:00-10:00pm, Oct 2, AQL1864 – $50
LSS SFA INSTRUCTORS This is a Lifesaving society course for those interested in becoming LSS Standard First Aid & CPR Instructors. Prerequisites: 16yrs old by end of course and Standard First Aid Certification. Manuals: Canadian First Aid Manual $20, First Aid Award Guide $24 • Tue 5:30-9:30pm, Nov 6 AND Sat & Sun, 10:00am-7:00pm, Nov 24 – 25, AQL1809 – $143 NATIONAL LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR This course teaches candidates the skills and standards necessary to teach National Lifeguard. Prerequisites: LSS Instructors, and NL. Manual: NL Instructor Pack $85 • Tue 5:30-9:30pm, Nov 6 AND Sat & Sun, 12:00-6:00pm, Nov 10 – 11, AQL1811 – $143
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B: BILINGUAL INSTRUCTOR
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4:00 4:00 4:00 B 4:30 5:00 5:00 5:10 5:20 5:20 5:40 5:50 6:30 6:30
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THURSDAY 5/5 lessons
10:00 3:50 4:00 4:00 4:30 4:30 4:30 5:00 5:10 5:30 5:40 6:00
10483 10484 10485 10486 10487 10488 10489 10490 10491 10492 10493 10494
10654 10655 10656 10657 10658 10659 10660 10661 10662 10663 10664 10665
FRIDAY 5/5 lessons
4:30 4:30 4:40 6:00 6:00 6:30 6:30
10495 10496 10497 10498 10499 10500 10501
10666 10667 10668 10669 10670 10671 10672
If you have purchased private lessons and your schedule changes, you are welcome to substitute the participant. Unfortunately, we do not reschedule or refund. Refunds & credits will only be given up to one week in advance of the program start date. Non Residents: Add 20% to the fee.
PRIVATE LESSON FEES: # lessons Private Package Semi Private Package
4 5 $170 $212 $250 $312
LSS TRAINER COURSE This course prepares candidates to become
EXAMINER COURSE This course is the first step in a three-step process to be certified as an Examiner. It prepares candidates to successfully apprentice as an Examiner on the exam of their choice. Prerequisites: Experienced instructor in the stream candidates wish to become an examiner. • Sat 3:30-9:30pm, Nov 4, AQL1807 – $65
DOVERCOURT RECREATION CENTRE FALL 2018 PROGRAMS
LIFESAVING STANDARD 1ST AID & CPR “C” RECERT This course allows participants to recertify their Lifesaving Standard First Aid course and CPR level ‘C’. Prerequisites: Candidates must have taken a FULL Standard 1st Aid COURSE within the past 3 years through the Lifesaving Society in order to qualify for this recert. Proof of prerequisites must be shown at recert. • Sun 9:00am-4:00pm, Oct 21, AQL1853 – $94 • Sun 9:00am-4:00pm, Dec 16, AQL1854 – $94
Lifesaving Society Trainers. Prerequisites: Bronze Examiner or First Aid Examiner or National Lifeguard Examiner, or experienced Swim Instructor (min 100 hrs experience teaching swim program), Official Instructor or Lifesaving Sport Coach Manuals: Swim/ Lifesaving (included in course fee), additional manuals $35 each: National Lifeguard Instructor, SFA Instructor, Assistant Instructor, Examiner. • Sun 5:00-9:00pm, Dec 23 & Dec 30 AND Wed & Thu, 5:00-9:00pm, Dec 27-28, AQL1813 – $176.50
1ST SET BEGINS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2ND SET BEGINS THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 29TH. NO CLASSES OCTOBER 6-8
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CERTIFICATIONS FOR ADULTS PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
8:00(2/3) L 8:30(2/3) 9:00 9:20(2/3) 9:30 12:00(1/2) L 6:00(2/3) 8:00(2/3) L 8:30(2/3) 9:20(2/3) 10:00 6:00(2/3)
8:00 T L 8:30 L 8:50 T L 8:50 L 9:00 T L 9:00 9:20 T 9:30 B 9:40 T 9:40 L 9:50 L 10:40 L 10:50 T 11:00 L 11:50 L 12:30 L 1:00 T L 5:00 T L 5:30 L 8:00 L 8:10(B/C) L 8:30(B/C) L 8:40 L 9:00 B L 9:00 10:10 10:20(B/C) L 10:50(B/C) 11:30 12:20 L 1:00(B/C) L 5:00 5:30(B/C) L
8:00 L 8:10(B/C) L 8:30(B/C) L 9:20 9:30 10:10(C/D) 10:20(B/C) L 10:20(C/D) L 10:30(C/D) L 10:50(B/C) 11:20(C/D) 11:30 L 11:50 L 12:00(C/D) L 12:30 L 1:00(B/C) L 5:30(B/C) L 6:30 8:00 L 8:30 L
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8:00(1/2) 8:30(2/3) 9:40(1/2) 10:10 10:10(2/3) 10:30 4:30(1-3) 8:00 L 8:30(2/3) 9:40 10:10(2/3) 10:50 11:20 4:30(1-3) 8:00 T L 8:10 L 8:40 L 8:40 T L 9:00 9:00 T 9:00 T L 9:10 9:30 B 9:40 L 10:10 10:50 11:50 T L 12:00 T L 12:30 L 1:00 L 4:00 T 4:30 L 8:00 (B/C) L 8:10 (B/C) L 8:30 L 9:10 L 9:30(B/C) 9:30 10:00 10:10 10:10(B/C) 10:40(B/C) 10:50(B/C) 11:00 L 11:20 11:20(B/C) 1:00(B/C) L 4:00(B/C) L 4:40 L 8:00 (B/C) L 8:10 (B/C) L 8:10(C/D) L 8:40 8:40 L 9:10 9:30(B/C) 9:30 10:10(B/C) 10:40(B/C) 10:50 10:50(B/C) 11:10(C/D) 11:20(B/C) 11:30(C/D) 12:30 L 1:00(B/C) L 4:00(B/C) L 5:00 L 8:10(C/D) L 8:30 L
PARENT & TOT 2 30 MINUTES
PARENT & TOT 3 30 MINUTES
PRESCHOOL C 30 MINUTES
PRESCHOOL B 30 MINUTES
PRESCHOOL A 30 MINUTES
PARENT & TOT 1 30 MINUTES
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10 LESSONS 8:30 L 12:00(1/2) L
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SATURDAY 8:00(1/2) 9:00 9:40(1/2) 4:30(1-3)
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10:00(B/C) L 10:30(B/C) 4:00 5:20 5:20(B/C) 6:00 6:20(B/C) 6:20 L 6:50(B/C) L 7:30(B/C) L
10:00(B/C) L 10:30(B/C) 4:50 L 5:20(B/C) 6:20(B/C) 6:30 L 6:50(B/C) L 7:30(B/C) L
10:00 10:30 T L 4:00 4:30 T L 5:20 T L 5:50 T L 6:30 7:00 L
10:30(2/3) 4:00(1-3) L 5:50(1-3)
10:00 10:30(2/3) 4:00(1-3) L 5:50(1-3)
10:00 4:00(1-3) L 5:50(1-3)
10683 10684 10166 10167 10686 10168 10687 10169 10689 10690
10683 10684 10685 10686 10687 10688 10689 10690
10075 10076 10077 10078 10079 10080 10081 10082
10028 10007 10008
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PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS â€“
10 DOVERCOURT RECREATION CENTRE FALL 2018 PROGRAMS
4:00(D) L 4:30 L
1:00(B/C) 3:30(B/C) L 4:20(B/C) 5:00(B/C) 5:10 L 6:00 6:30 6:30(B/C) L
1:00(B/C) 3:30(B/C) L 4:20(B/C) 5:00(B/C) 5:20 6:30 6:30(B/C) L
1:00 T L 3:50 L 4:30 B 4:50 L 6:00 T 6:30 L
1:00(1-3) L 5:30(2/3)
1:00(1-3) L 5:30(2/3)
10691 10123 10124 10125 10170 10171 10172 10128
10691 10123 10124 10125 10126 10127 10128
10083 10084 10085 10086 10087 10088
4:00 L 6:00
9:00(B/C) L 4:00 4:30(B/C) B 4:30(B/C) L 5:30(B/C) 6:30(C/D) 6:30
9:00(B/C) L 4:30(B/C) B 4:30(B/C) L 5:20 5:30(B/C) 6:30 L
9:00 L 4:40 T L 5:30 6:00 6:30 B
9:00(1-3) 6:00(2/3) 6:20(1-3)
9:00(1-3) 6:00(2/3) 6:20(1-3)
10129 10173 10130 10131 10133 10174 10175
10129 10130 10131 10132 10133 10134
10089 10090 10091 10092 10093
10010 10030 10011
10010 10030 10011
4:00(C/D) L 5:30
9:30 L 4:00(B/C) L 4:00(C/D) L 4:30 5:40(B/C) 6:00
10:30 L 4:00(B/C) L 4:30 5:10 L 5:20 5:40(B/C)
9:30 T L 10:30 L 4:00 L 4:30 5:10 T
10:00 5:00(1-3) 5:40
9:30(1/2) 10:30(1/2) 5:00(1-3)
9:30(1/2) 10:00 10:30(1/2) 5:00(1-3)
10176 10136 10177 10178 10140 10179
10135 10136 10137 10138 10139 10140
10094 10095 10096 10097 10098
10036 10015 10037
10012 10014 10015
10012 10013 10014 10015
4:30(C/D) L 5:00 L
4:30(B/C) L 4:30(C/D) L 5:00 L 6:30(B/C) L
4:30(B/C) L 5:00 L 6:30(B/C) L
5:00 L 5:10 T L 6:30 L
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SESSION DATES: SEPTEMBER 22 - DECEMBER 2, 2018. NO CLASSES OCTOBER 6-8
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Most 5 yr olds remain in Preschool level When almost 6 yrs old, enter Swimmer level Preschool A & B & C >> Swimmer 1 Preschool D & E >> Swimmer 2 Parent & Tot 1 (under one year), P&T 2 (under two years), P&T 3 (under three years), Preschool Program (3-5 years) and Swimmer Program (5 years & up).
LEARN TO SWIM LEVELS
L: LIMITED ENROLLMENT B: BILINGUAL INSTRUCTOR T: TRANSITION CLASS WE: WEEKEND
T: Transition class. Parents must join their preschooler in the water until the child is ready to participate on their own and are 3 yrs old.
L: LIMITED ENROLLMENT TOTS 1:8 PRESCHOOL 1:3
LEGEND FOR PRESHOOL PAGE:
Homeschool Swim Lessons 1:00 #10204
SPECIALTY 60 MINUTES
9:00(beg) 10:40(adv) 11:10(adv) 11:50(adv) L 12:50(adv) L 4:00(adv) L 4:40(beg) L
10205 10206 10207 10208 10209 10210 10211
8:00(adv) 10212 10:40(beg) 10213 12:40(adv) L 10214 12:50(beg) L 10215 6:00(adv) L 10216 7:20(beg) L 10217
4:00(beg) L 10218 6:00(adv) 10219 7:00(beg) L 10220
3:50(beg) L 5:00(adv) L 5:50(adv) L 6:20(beg) L
10221 10222 10223 10224
4:00(adv) L 10225 4:30(beg) 4:40(beg) L 10226 5:40(adv)
4:30(adv) L 10229 5:50(beg) L 10230 6:20(beg) L 10231
8:00 L 10:00 10:00(2/3) 10:30(2/3) 11:20 12:10(2/3) 12:40 L 4:00 4:40(2/3) L 5:30 L
10232 10233 10234 10235 10236 10237 10238 10239 10240 10241
9:30 10:00 10:20(2/3) 10:40 11:20(2/3) L 12:00 L 12:50 L 5:30 7:00(2/3) L
10242 10243 10244 10245 10246 10247 10248 10249 10250
4:00(2/3) 5:20 L 5:50 6:30 L 6:50 7:20(2/3)
10251 10252 10253 10254 10255 10256
3:30(2/3) L 4:20(2/3) 4:50 L 5:40 6:20(2/3) L
10257 10258 10259 10260 10261
4:00 L 4:30 4:40(2/3) 5:50
10262 10263 10264 10265
3:50 L 4:20(2/3) 5:00 5:40(2/3) 5:40(2/3) L
10266 10267 10268 10269 10270
4:40 L 5:20 L 6:10 L
10274 10275 10234 10235 10237 10276 10277 10240 10278
8:10(3/4) 10:20(2/3) 10:40 11:20(2/3) L 11:30(3/4) 12:20(3/4) 12:50(3/4) L 6:40 L 7:00(2/3) L
10279 10244 10280 10246 10281 10282 10283 10284 10250
4:00(2/3) 5:20 5:50(3/4) L 7:20(2/3) 7:20(3/4)
10251 10285 10286 10256 10287
3:30(2/3) L 4:20(2/3) 5:00 5:40 6:20(2/3) L
10257 10258 10288 10289 10261
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10290 3:50 L 10264 4:20(2/3) 10291 5:00 5:40(2/3) 5:40(2/3) L
10292 10267 10293 10269 10270
5:10(3/4) L 10294 5:40 L 10295 6:20(3/4) L 10296
9:40 9:40(3/4) L 10:00(2/3) 10:30(2/3) 12:10(2/3) 12:50(3/4) L 4:00(3/4) 4:40(2/3) L 5:20(3/4)
10275 10297 10276 10277 10278
8:10(3/4) 11:30(3/4) 12:00 12:20(3/4) 12:50(3/4) L 6:20
10279 10281 10298 10282 10283 10299
4:00 L 5:20 5:50(3/4) L 7:20(3/4)
10300 10301 10286 10287
4:00 L 4:20 L 5:40
10302 10303 10304
4:30 L 6:10 L
10305 5:00 10306 5:50 L
9:40(3/4) L 10:00 L 12:50(3/4) L 4:00(3/4) 5:20(3/4)
5:30 L 10309 5:10(3/4) L 10294 6:20(3/4) L 10296
11:20 10310 5:10(5/6) L 10311
5:30(5/6) L 10319
12:10 L 10320 5:10(5/6) L 10311
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10:40 12:40(5/6) L 5:30(5/6) 11:10 L 12:40(5/6) L 5:30(5/6) 5:00
4:00(5/6) L 10315
5:30(5/6) L 10319
4:00(5/6) L 10315
Rookie/Ranger/Star 60 minutes
WEDNESDAY THURSDAY 10 LESSONS
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L: LIMITED ENROLLMENT WE: WEEKEND :ADULT *DROP-IN LESSONS TUE: 8:30 - 9:15PM WED: 8:00 - 8:45PM
LIMITED ENROLLMENT RATIOS:
Homeschool Adult Learn to Swim Swim Lessons 7:10 #10328 1:00 #10204 After School Group Swim Lessons for Swimmer 1-6 3:20 #10329 4:40 #10330
SWIMMER 1 TO 4 1:4 SWIMMER 5 & HIGHER 1:6
LESSON FEES: # lessons
40 minutes $95 $158 $101 $163 $106 $171 50 minutes
$99 $163 $104 $172 $109 $176
$101 $171 $106 $176 $111 $182
10L WE 10 WE 10L 10 9L 9
$95 $158 $101 $163 $106 $171 30 min
6:50(D) L 7:10 L
10188 10189 10157 10158 10159 10190 10160 10163 10191 10192
9:30 9:50 L 10:10(C/D) 10:20(C/D) L 10:30(C/D) L 10:50(D) L 11:20(C/D) 12:00(C/D) L 1:00 L 6:40(D) L
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9:10 L 10:40 11:10(C/D) 11:30 (C/D) 4:00 L
DOVERCOURT RECREATION CENTRE FALL 2018 PROGRAMS
PRESCHOOL D/E 30 MINUTES
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SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN, YOUTH & SPECIALTY GROUP SWIM LESSONS
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BLUESFEST SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ART All lessons take place @ Festival House, 450 Churchill Ave. N. (Ravenhill Ave. entrance)
WHAT IS BSOMA?
The Bluesfest School of Music and Art emerged as a partnership between RBC Ottawa Bluesfest and Dovercourt Recreation. Housed in Bluesfest’s Festival House, BSOMA brings art and music educators to the community through group programming, private lessons and special events, all of which are available to learners of all ages and abilities. Enrich your life and learn to play an instrument! Music education and participation increases confidence, improves hand eye coordination, improves information retention and is fun! PRIVATE LESSONS Private lessons provide the most impactful experience in music education. Our teachers are equipped to prepare students for formal musical examinations, professional/semi-professional performances and casual play with friends and family. We offer instruction in: Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Drums, Voice, Harmonica, Bass Guitar, Saxophone and more. • Mon-Fri 2:00-9:00pm, Sep 10 – Dec 21 • Sat 9:00am-5:00pm, Sep 15 – Dec 15 $99 for four 30 minute lessons. Receive 15% off when you register for all of fall 2018. PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-627-2762. GROUP LESSONS Learning with others enhances your experience in music and art education. Co-learners push each other to excel, while making classes more fun and engaging. BSOMA Group Classes will help you achieve individual success in an
engaging group setting. Group lessons are for adults, youth and kids.
VISUAL ARTS EXPLORING VISUAL ARTS (16+yrs) Express yourself in this introductory visual art course. Explore art history, mediums and techniques as your instructor guides you through weekly projects using paint, inks, charcoal, pencils and more. Students can expect to purchase $40 in supplies for this course. • Wed 2:00-4:00pm, Sep 12 – Dec 12, BSO241 – $384 WATERCOLOUR (16+yrs) Learn to paint successfully with watercolour paints. Become confident in how to select colours, brushes and application techniques. Design, composition and working from a photograph will also be taught. You will walk away with the preliminary skills to express yourself creatively with watercolour paint. Supplies will be provided in class, though students will be guided on how to select their own tools for purchase. Beginner • Tue 6:30-8:30pm, Sep 11 – Sep 25, BSO246 – $82 • Mon 6:30-8:30pm, Oct 1 – Oct 22, BSO247 – $82 Beginner Level II Beginner or equivalent prerequisite recommended. • Mon 6:30-8:30pm, Sep 10 – Sep 24, BSO245 – $82 • Tue 6:30-8:30pm, Oct 9 – Oct 23, BSO248 – $82
MUSIC BEGINNER UKULELE (16+yrs) In this pressure free environment, you will learn basic chords and strumming patterns on the ukulele. Your new skills will build a basic foundation for playing a few
songs to start and continue to build your repertoire. You will be ready to jam across the city in no time! • Tue 7:00-8:00pm, Sep 10 – Oct 23, BSO242 – $96 • Tue 7:00-8:00pm, Oct 30 – Dec 11, BSO243 – $96 GOLD UKULELE – INTERMEDIATE (40+yrs) The ukulele is one of the best introductory instruments there is, as it is physically easier to play than most other string instruments and is a good way to learn music theory. Participants will be taught chords, melody, strumming styles and even some rudimentary theory. Come strum, sing and learn in this quickly growing group! • Tue 2:00-3:00pm, Sep 11 – Dec 11, BSO244 – $192 FAMILY UKULELE (6+yrs) The ukulele’s popularity continues to grow because it is relatively easy to learn, good for small hands and has a sweet, happy sound. The uke opens the door to the larger world of musical instruments in a fun way. Together the groups will learn chords, how to read chords, strum patterns, and then put it all together to play songs. Each child should be accompanied by an adult. Please register each family member attending. • Sat 10:00-10:55am, Sep 16 – Dec 16, BSO249 – $91 • Wed 5:30pm-6:25pm, Sep 16 – Dec 16, BSO250 – $98 INTRO TO LIVE AUDIO (15-18yrs) This course is taught by a professional live audio technician, who will educate students in audio physics, mechanical skills and practical applied experience. Previous students in the course have found work in the industry, in Ottawa and across Canada! • Wed 7:30-8:30pm, Sep 12 – Nov 7, BSO266 – $110
GLEE CLUB (10-16yrs) Glee Club leads future stars through vocals, stage presence and wardrobe. Songs will be selected by the group and mastered over the duration of the course. Glee Club always performs their songs for friends and family on the BSOMA stage at the end of each session. • Mon 6:00-6:55pm, Sep 10 – Dec 10, BSO251 – $178 STRINGS FOR KIDS (7-10yrs) For the students who want to test drive an instrument before committing to private music lessons. Students will try the ukulele and guitar in
a group setting. Basics for each instrument will be taught along with some rudimentary theory; everything they need to know before they take it to the next level. This is a beginner level course. Instruments will be provided for class time. UKULELE • Sat 11:00am – 11:55am, Sep 15 – Oct 27, BSO252 – $82 GUITAR • Sat 11:00am – 11:55am, Nov 3 – Dec 15, BSO253 – $96 MUSICAL THEATRE (6-11yrs) Be a triple threat on the stage! In this class you will learn to
ROCK UNIVERSITY (10-16yrs) Rock University is the true band experience where musicians learn to play the songs you love. During the course, you and your band will prepare for all aspects of live performance. Graduates who participate the entire school year will have the opportunity to perform at RBC Bluesfest or CityFolk. The show starts here! Please register for your preferred class time, though this time is not guaranteed. The first day of class we will meet at 12:15pm to complete a meet and greet and assess musical interest and abilities to place musicians in the most suitable band combinations. • Sat 12:15-1:30pm, Sep 15 – Dec 15, BSO256 – $223 • Sat 1:45-3:00pm, Sep 15 – Dec 15, BSO257 – $223 • Sat 3:15-4:30pm, Sep 15 – Dec 15, BSO258 – $223
These afterschool programs are fun and educational! BSOMA staff will pick up participants at Churchill Alternative School and walk over at 2:45pm. Arrival and departure times are flexible if you attend another school and would still like to participate.
AFTERSCHOOL ROCK UNIVERSITY (8-11yrs) Rock University is the true band experience where musicians learn to play the songs you love. During the course, you and your band will prepare for all aspects of live performance. Graduates who participate the entire school year will have the opportunity to perform at RBC Bluesfest or CityFolk. The show starts here! • Thu 2:45-4:15pm, Sep 13 – Dec 13, BSO263 – $308 AFTERSCHOOL UKULELE CLUB This club will get kids playing as a group regardless of musical experience. Everything from classic rock to top 40 hits will be played. This course is best for novice ukulele players. 7-11 years • Fri 2:45-4:15pm, Sep 15 – Dec 21, BSO264 – $288 12-14 years • Fri 4:30-6:00pm, Sep 15 – Dec 21, BSO265 – $288
3 FOR 2
ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH!
Bundle up with our exercise Programs! Three for Two!* Health Canada recommends that adults get at least 2.5 hours of vigorous physical activity each week. You can attain this goal by participating in three weekly fitness classes. Dovercourt wants to help you reach your recommended weekly dose of exercise by bundling three programs for the price of two. Exercise is medicine, don’t miss a dose! We have over 130 weekly programs for you to choose from…not sure where to get started? Let us help! Contact email@example.com *(applies to courses of equal or lesser value, excludes SUP, and baby-wearing dance)
AQUATIC EXERCISE PROGRAMS AQUA This shallow water class focuses on correct form and technique, and uses the resistive properties of water to achieve a full body workout that will improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility. All levels are welcome! • Mon 6:30-7:15am, Sep 24 – Dec 17, AQF01 - $154 • Wed 6:30-7:15am, Sep 26 – Dec 19, AQF02 - $167 • Wed 8:15-9:00am, Sep 26 – Dec 19, AQF03 - $167 • Fri 6:30-7:15am, Sep 28 – Dec 21, AQF04 - $167 AQUA DEEP WATER In this deep water class, participants are supported by aqua belt to keep them floating, while encouraging development of the core
and postural muscles, while developing strength and cardiovascular endurance. Participants should be comfortable and confident swimming in deep water. • Mon 8:00-8:45am, Sep 24 – Dec 17, AQF05 - $154 • Tue 7:45-8:30pm, Sep 25 – Dec 18, AQF06 - $167 • Fri 8:00-8:45am, Sep 28 – Dec 21, AQF07 - $167 AQUA HIIT This high intensity interval training (HIIT) program is designed to increase strength and power, with cardio drills and strength circuits. Participants have the choice of working in chest level water or ramping up the challenge by working in the deep end with an aqua belt. Time to hit the pool and HIIT it hard! • Mon 8:00-8:45pm, Sep 24 – Dec 17, AQF08 - $154 AQUA POWER CIRCUIT Wake up energized! Kick off the weekend the best way with this multi-level, circuit-style workout with individualized intensity options for all levels. • Sat 7:00-7:45am, Sep 22 – Dec 21, AQF09 - $167
AQUA BALANCE, CORE AND MOBILITY This water-based exercise program improves posture, alleviates pressure on joints, and aids in the prevention of falls. Participants can use the support of the water to challenge their balance without the risk of falling while they develop their neuromuscular coordination and core strength. • Thu 1:15-2:00pm, Sep 27 – Dec 20, AQF10 - $167 AQUA POSTNATAL WITH BABY Enjoy the excellent cardiovascular and muscular strengthening benefits of an aqua fitness workout with the company of your baby and other parents. Even baby gets to enjoy, as they float alongside parent in an infant flotation device provided by Dovercourt. Typically, babies in this program are over 4 months old, have the ability to sit and support their head. Not sure if your baby is ready? Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you decide. Grandparents and caregivers are also welcome to participate instead of parent! • Tue 2:15-3:00pm, Sep 25 – Dec 18, FAMF7 - $167 • Thu 2:00-2:45pm, Sep 27 – Dec 20, FAMF8 - $167
Active Aging and Exercise Participation in regular exercise is the most effective way to maintain your health, independence and confidence throughout the aging process. Dovercourt offers a variety of specialized Health and Fitness programs that address both specific and general age-related issues that affect Baby Boomers and Older Adults. Look for this symbol beside the course description to see which of our Registered Fitness Programs facilitates healthy aging. Chronic Health Conditions and Exercise Regular physical activity can help with the management of chronic health conditions. In these programs, special consideration is given to which exercises will be most beneficial for your condition and the effects physical activity may have on your energy and rate of recovery. Our team of professional and caring Exercise Specialists will give you the support you need to manage your condition and maintain your independence. You are one workout away from feeling better! Look for this symbol beside the course description to see which of our Registered Fitness Programs can help you with managing chronic conditions.
AFTERSCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE Be a triple threat on the stage! In this class you will learn to sing, dance and act. While learning to perform, you will also learn how to audition. This course will end with a performance for parents on the BSOMA stage. 7-11 years • Tue 2:45-4:15pm, Sep 11 – Dec 18, BSO259 – $308
AFTERSCHOOL ART CLUB This club will get kids painting, pasting and creating. Regardless of artistic experience, kids will have the opportunity to be successful with many techniques and mediums. The course will culminate in an art show for the parents. 7-11 years • Wed 2:45-4:15pm, Sep 12 – Dec 19, BSO261 – $308 12-14 years • Wed 4:30-6:00pm, Sep 12 – Dec 19, BSO262 – $308
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12-14 years • Tue 4:30-6:00pm, Sep 11 – Dec 18, BSO260 – $308
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sing, dance and act. While learning to perform, you will also learn how to audition. This course will end with a performance for friends and family on the BSOMA stage. Junior (5-7yrs) • Thu 5:30-6:25pm, Sep 13 – Dec 13, BSO254 – $192 Senior (8-11yrs) • Thu 6:30-8:00pm, Sep 13 – Dec 13, BSO255 – $288
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AQUA PRENATAL Make the most out of every stage of fitness throughout pregnancy. This class offers a safe and effective fitness program for moms-to-be. Exercises are low impact and easy on the joints and the lower back, while keeping mom strong and helping to prepare the body for childbirth. • Tue 7:00-7:45pm, Sep 25 – Dec 18, PREF3 - $167 • Thu 7:30-8:15pm, Sep 27 – Dec 20, PREF4 - $167 AQUA STRENGTHMIX Offering a low impact workout focused on muscular strength and endurance, StrengthMix incorporates a variety of equipment to provide an excellent toning and strengthening workout. • Tue 7:45-8:30pm, Sep 25 – Dec 18, AQF15 - $167 • Thu 8:15-9:00pm, Sep 27 – Dec 20, AQF16 - $167 AQUA ATHLETIC In this high-energy, deep water workout that combines cardiovascular and resistance exercises, we will incorporate a variety of equipment that guarantees an entertaining and full-body exercise experience. All participants must be able to swim without assistance. • Tue 7:00-7:45pm, Sep 25 – Dec 18, AQF17 - $167 AQUA DEEP GENTLE Held in the deep water, this class is a perfect choice for those who are just getting started or require a gentle low impact form of exercise. Participants wear an aqua belt, and should be comfortable and confident swimming in deep water. • Thu 7:30-8:15pm, Sep 27 – Dec 20, AQF18 - $167
REHAB AQUA AQUATIC EXERCISE FOR PARKINSON’S MANAGEMENT Our warm water pool has a ramp entry and allows you to experience the therapeutic benefits of exercising in the water such as decreased
pain, enhanced joint mobility, and improved strength and balance. • Fri 12:00-12:45 pm, Sep 28 – Dec 7, PIPR9 - $185 AQUA HEALTHY BACK The properties of water are used in this class to develop the deep spinal stabilizers in this gentle but effective exercise program that focuses on the prevention and recovery from common backrelated conditions caused by injury, poor posture, or degenerative disk disease. The buoyancy of the water alleviates spinal compression and allows participants to exercise pain-free without the risk of re-injury. • Tue 8:15-9:00am, Sep 25 – Dec 18, AQF19 - $167 • Fri 9:00-9:45am, Sep 28 – Dec 21, AQF20 - $167 AQUA FIBROMYALGIA
This gentle aquatic exercise program was created for participants living with Fibromyalgia. Aquatic exercise has been proven to decrease pain sensitivity and fatigue, making this program the best option for participants with Fibromyalgia. Participants will work to their own abilities and comfort. Individualized modifications and accommodations are provided by the instructor. • Mon 12:00-12:45pm, Sep 24 – Dec 17, AQF28 - $154 • Wed 12:00-12:45pm, Sep 26 – Dec 19, AQF21 - $167 AQUA POST-STROKE Designed for stroke survivors, Dovercourt’s Post-Stroke Aqua offers a safe environment for individuals to perform exercises that will increase their functional abilities. Our warm water pool has a walk-in, walk-out beach
entrance, so participants are not required to use stairs or ladders. Participants must be able to weight-bear and enter and exit the water with minimal assistance. Caregivers, support-workers and helpers of any sort are always welcome at no additional cost. • Tue 1:30-2:15pm, Sep 25 – Dec 18, AQF22 - $167 • Thu 12:00-12:45pm, Sep 27 – Dec 20, AQF23 - $167 AQUA ARTHRITIS Take it easy on your joints and still have a great workout! Water-based exercise is one of the best ways to reduce the inflammation and discomfort caused by arthritis. Our warm water pool reduces pain and increases overall mobility while the buoyancy of the water supports the body’s weight and reduces stress on the joints. Water provides 12 times the resistance of air, so simply moving through the pool will help your body build the strength it needs to protect your joints. • Mon 11:00-11:45am, Sep 24 – Dec 17, AQF24 - $154 • Wed 10:30-11:15am, Sep 26 – Dec 19, AQF25 - $167 • Thu 2:45-3:30pm, Sep 27 – Dec 20, AQF26 - $167 AQUA ARTHRITIS DEEP WATER Similar to our Aqua Arthritis class, but held in deep water adding an extra focus on developing core strength and body awareness. All participants wear aqua belts, and should be comfortable and confident swimming in deep water. • Thu 8:45-9:30am, Sep 27 – Dec 20, AQF27 - $167
body’s “powerhouse”. Pilates will provide stability and support to the spine while simultaneously developing strength in the deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. We recommend new students begin at the beginner level until they are comfortable with the terms, techniques and breath work required to advance their practice. BEGINNER • Mon 6:45-7:40pm, Sep 10 – Dec 17, PILF1 - $228 INTERMEDIATE • Tue 7:00-7:55pm, Sep 4 – Dec 18, PILF2 - $261 • Sat 10:00-10:55am, Sep 8 – Dec 22, PILF3 - $245 ADVANCED • Tue 8:00-8:55pm, Sep 4 – Dec 18, PILF4 - $261 PILATES/YOGA MIX Enjoy the benefits of both Yoga & Pilates, together in one class! Improve strength, flexibility and balance in the Yoga segment, followed by a series of Pilates exercises that target and tighten the core. • Mon 10:45-11:55am, Sep 10 – Dec 17, PIYF1 - $266 • Mon 7:15-8:25pm, Sep 10 – Dec 17, PIYF2 - $266
Pilates was one of the first styles of exercise to address core strength, posture and proper alignment. At Dovercourt, our Pilates programs expand on Joseph Pilates’ original repertoire of 34 exercises by using modern techniques, research and equipment to help students strengthen the
YOGA YIN Yin Yoga is a relaxing practice that enhances flexibility of
the body’s connective tissues such as fascia, tendons and ligaments. This class begins with a few minutes of meditative breath work (prana) and closes with a deep savasana (final relaxation). • Mon 7:45-8:55pm, Sep 10 – Dec 17, YOGF1 - $266 YOGA AERIAL Lose yourself in this blissful practice that helps to enhance flexibility, develop core stability, and decompresses the spine and joints, leaving you feeling light as a feather, and better than ever! Focusing on neuromuscular development and enhancing the mind-body connection, Aerial Yoga allows you to fully surrender to each asana, supported by a silk hammock. • Fri 10:00-10:55am, Sep 7 – Dec 21, YOGF2 - $266 YOGA GENTLE Gentle yoga is an ideal place for many beginners to start yoga. Through modified basic yoga positions, one can build strength, flexibility and a strong core as well as attaining physical & emotional balance. • Wed 7:00-7:55pm, Sep 5 – Dec 19, YOGF4 - $261 • Thu 6:30-7:25pm, Sep 6 – Dec 20, YOGF5 - $261 CYCLE YOGA Combine the invigorating and centering effects of indoor cycling and restorative Hatha yoga with the inspiration of world music for a crosstraining experience in a calm atmosphere. • Fri 5:45-6:55pm, Sep 14 – Dec 21, SPNY1 - $293 YOGA MEN’S It’s a GUY thing: a men’s only yoga class that focuses on areas where guys need extra attention, such as the hips and shoulders. Discover the many other benefits of yoga such as increased flexibility, stress relief, toned muscles, better posture and improved concentration in this men’s only Yoga session. • Tue 8:00-8:55pm, Sep 4 – Dec 18, YOGF6 - $261
YOGA POWER FLOW Based on Ashtanga yoga movements, this class flows through postures incorporating the power of music and the body’s own strength. This class is best recommended for those who are looking for a dynamic and physically challenging workout. • Thu 7:00-7:55pm, Sep 6 – Dec 20, YOGF9 - $261 YOGA PRENATAL Stay healthy during pregnancy with yoga postures to stretch and strengthen the entire body. Breath work will relax and deepen your experience, and allow a connection between mind, body and soul during this special time. (Suitable for beginners) • Wed 5:45-6:40pm, Sep 5 – Dec 19, PREF2 - $261
Experience the benefits of weight training in our Fitness Centre with one of our experienced instructors to guide you in a small group class, excellent for those who would prefer more individualized attention and proper techniques. • Mon 9:30-10:25am, Sep 10 – Dec 17, WOWF1 - $233 W.O.W.: (WOMEN ON WEIGHTS) AND MORE! Strength training with weights, along with a variety of activities and experience, is proven to improve bone density and metabolism, as well as elevate body, mind and overall well-being! This is a class suitable for women of all ages and fitness levels…come one, come all! • Wed 7:00-7:55pm, Sep 5 – Dec 19, WOWF2 - $261 M.O.W.: (MEN ON WEIGHTS) AND MORE!
FUNCTIONAL FITNESS FOR ACTIVE AGING Functional fitness trains your bodily systems to work together to improve one’s ability to perform daily tasks and remain active for life. This specialized fitness program is designed to improve strength and mobility in adults as they go through the aging process and addresses the fitness components affected by age such as strength, flexibility, balance and posture. Improvements in functional fitness help active agers maintain independence by improving the body’s physical capabilities. This program is held in our functional fitness room and participants will have the opportunity to train with premium equipment in a small group format. The instructor will provide modifications to accommodate individual levels of fitness and mobility. (Gold Club Members Receive 50% the course fee for this program!) • Thu 11:00-11:55am, Sep 21 – Dec 13, ACAF1 - $217 STRENGTH PRENATAL Make the most out of your pregnancy and prepare the body for childbirth by incorporating strength training into your regime. Led by Dovercourt’s prenatal fitness experts, a focus will be on strengthening the core and pelvic floor. This class takes place in the Fitness Centre. • Mon 7:00-7:55pm, Sep 10 – Dec 17, PREF1 - $233
Strength training with weights, along with a variety of activities and experience, is proven to improve bone
OSTEOFIT Perform muscular strength and endurance exercises and experience an increase in functional ability under the guidance of a skilled instructor.
Osteofit was created specifically for individuals who have bone density issues such as osteoporosis or osteopenia. • Tue 1:30-2:25pm, Sep 4 – Dec 18, OSTF1 - $266 • Thu 10:00-10:55am, Sep 6 – Dec 20, OSTF2 - $266 TOTAL CORE CONDITIONING This engaging and eclectic class focuses on increasing the overall strength and mobility of the core, by incorporating a variety of exercises and techniques from Pilates, Yoga and athletic conditioning. Target the deepest muscles of the body and to improve alignment and physique. • Thu 6:50-7:45pm, Sep 6 – Dec 20, TCCF1 - $261
PRE AND POSTNATAL EXERCISE PROGRAMS: STRENGTH PRENATAL Make the most out of your pregnancy and prepare the body for childbirth by incorporating strength training into your regime. Led by Dovercourt’s prenatal fitness experts, a focus will be on strengthening the core and pelvic floor. This class takes place in the Fitness Centre. • Mon 7:00-7:55pm, Sep 10 – Dec 17, PREF1 - $233 YOGA PRENATAL Stay healthy during pregnancy with yoga postures to stretch and strengthen the entire body. Breath work will relax and deepen your experience, and allow a connection between mind, body and soul during this special time. (SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS) • Wed 5:45-6:40pm, Sep 5 – Dec 19, PREF2 - $261 AQUA PRENATAL Make the most out of every stage of fitness throughout pregnancy. This class offers a safe and effective fitness program for moms-to-be. Exercises are low impact and easy on the joints and the lower back, while keeping mom strong and helping to prepare the body for childbirth.
• Tue 7:00-7:45pm, Sep 25 – Dec 18, PREF3 - $167 • Thu 7:30-8:15pm, Sep 27 – Dec 20, PREF4 - $167 PARENT & BABY VARIETY CLASS Join Dovercourt’s own Baby Whisperers and Postnatal experts as they lead you and your baby through a variety of workouts and fitness techniques focused on the needs of the postnatal body. No two weeks will be the same in this class, incorporating a variety of exercises and equipment. • Mon 9:30-10:25am, Sep 10 – Dec 17, FAMF1 - $233 POSTNATAL TRX AND CORE CONDITIONING WITH BABY Core conditioning using the TRX suspension system is great for lengthening and strengthening the core! The exercises taught in this class will focus on restoring proper alignment to the spine and pelvis, flattening the tummy and re-energizing tired mom muscles, while offering moms a safe place to reconnect and get fit with baby nearby. • Mon 1:15-2:10pm, Sep 10 – Dec 17, FAMF2 - $233 POSTNATAL SPIN AND CORE CONDITIONING WITH BABY This is the best of both worlds in one class. Improve your cardiovascular health and blast calories with indoor spinning. Follow up by improving your physique, strength and revving your overall metabolism with resistance training, core conditioning and the TRX suspension system. Train like never before! • Tue 9:30-10:25am, Sep 18 – Dec 18, FAMF3 - $233 • Fri 11:15am-12:10pm, Sep 14 – Dec 21, FAMF4 - $233 AQUA POSTNATAL WITH BABY Enjoy the excellent cardiovascular and muscular strengthening benefits of an aquafitness workout with the company of your baby and other parents. Even baby gets to enjoy, as they float
POSTNATAL TRX AND CORE CONDITIONING WITH BABY Core conditioning using the TRX suspension system is great for lengthening and strengthening the core! The exercises taught in
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density and metabolism, as well as elevate body, mind and overall well-being! This is a class suitable for men of all ages and fitness levels. • Thu 8:00-8:55pm, Sep 6 – Dec 20, MOWF1 - $266 • Sat 9:15-10:10am, Sep 8 – Dec 22, MOWF2 - $251
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TRX Training with the TRX improves your core strength, joint stability, balance and metabolism. The TRX suspension system allows you to target muscular imbalances with fun and creative exercises, while experiencing a completely new and non-traditional form of strength training. • Mon 7:00-7:55pm, Sep 10 – Dec 17, TRXF1 - $233 • Wed 8:00-8:55pm, Sep 5 – Dec 19, TRXF2 - $266 • Fri 9:00-9:55am, Sep 7 – Dec 21, TRXF3 - $266
this class will focus on restoring proper alignment to the spine and pelvis, strengthening the core muscles and improving post-delivery posture. *Dads are welcome to join and train their postnatal muscles, too! • Mon 1:15-2:10pm, Sep 10 – Dec 17, FAMF2 - $233
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YOGA SHANTI Be yourself! Unlearn habitual tension, be present and feel fully alive in an unhurried experience of yoga. Follow the body instead of working against it, in this unique yoga experience, based on the work of Vanda Scaravelli. • Tue 6:45-8:25am, Sep 11 – Dec 18, YOGF7 - $310
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alongside a parent in an infant flotation device provided by Dovercourt. Typically, babies in this program are over 4 months old, have the ability to sit and support their head. Not sure if your baby is ready? Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you decide. * Grandparents are also welcome to participate instead of parent! • Tue 2:15-3:00pm, Sep 25 – Dec 18, FAMF7 - $167 • Thu 2:00-2:45pm, Sep 27 – Dec 20, FAMF8 - $167
exercises. Special attention is given to muscle toning and stretching particular to arduous ballet training, all with your baby secured to you in your carrier. This post-natal activity will whip you into shape while sharing valuable time with your baby. We recommend that your child be at least 6–8 weeks old. Parents must provide their own baby carrier. • Wed 1:15-2:10pm, Sep 26 – Nov 28, RFAFF2 – $137.50
BABY-WEARING LATIN DANCE Moms and dads get fit with their babies by learning fun steps to the rhythmic beats of Salsa and other Latin dances such as Merengue, Rumba, Cumbia and Bachata. You don’t even need to know how to dance; the desire to share a special moment of music and movement with your child is all you need. Salsa is soothing for a baby, since the rocking movements bring them back to the time they spent in utero. Your baby will love being swayed while in direct contact with you! We recommend that your child be at least 6–8 weeks old. Parents must provide their own baby carrier. • Tue 1:15-2:00pm, Sep 25 – Nov 27, RFAFF1 – $137.50
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BABY-WEARING BALLET This parent and baby class is similar to regular ballet classes with barre exercises and centre
FAMILY YOGA Family yoga is designed to help your child develop a positive relationship with their bodies and their minds while helping them develop strength and creativity. Some benefits include, helping with concentration, attention as well as learning simple ways to help soothe and calm themselves. These classes will allow the participants a chance to move and strengthen their bodies and their minds while learning to accept their similarities and differences with others. It is a chance to participate in a non-competitive practice, while taking a break from the business of school and other activities. Families with children of all ages are welcome in any of our family yoga programs but we do adjust the duration and types of exercises for younger and
ACTIVE TEENS BECOME ACTIVE ADULTS Regular physical activity facilitates healthy cognitive, emotional and physical development in teenagers. Give your teen the skills they need to confidently use indoor fitness facilities and let our trainers teach them how to exercise and care for their growing bodies. Whether your teen is a promising young athlete, or simply learning to take care of their body, our personal trainers will provide the support and expertise your teen needs to be Active for Life.
FALL TEEN PERSONAL TRAINING PROMOTION: Teens (Ages 13-19) receive 20% off 10-session Personal Training Package
school age children. Not sure if this is right for you? Send us an email at fitness@ dovercourt.org and we will help you decide!
FAMILIES WITH SMALL AND SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN • Sat 10:30-11:15 am, Sep 15 – Oct 27, FAMF5 - $135 Nov 3 – Dec 15, FAMF6 - $135 (Fee is per family)
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ZUMBA An excitingly spicy, hipswiveling workout where African, Caribbean and Latin dance moves are combined with aerobics and fitness, to create a perfectly toned body… without even realizing it! Join the party! • Wed 8:00-8:55pm, Sep 5 – Dec 19, ZUMF1 - $261 • Sat 10:00-10:55am, Sep 8 – Dec 22, ZUMF2 - $245 BARRE Our barre programs use the ballet barre and toning equipment to strengthen muscles while increasing their length and flexibility. This eclectic program combines dance, Pilates, yoga and strength exercises to improve your posture, core strength and coordination. • Mon 7:00-7:45pm, Sep 17 – Oct 29, BARF1 - $99 Nov 5 – Dec 10, BARF2 - $99
Take the 10 week challenge! Come and see why every spin enthusiast in Ottawa says that we have the best bikes. Dovercourt uses the industry leading Matrix IC7 which offer the best ergonomic positioning in the industry and an app that lets you track your rides and progress, and even gives you workouts to do outside of class. This bike allows riders of varying fitness levels to focus on their personal goals while working out in class. • Wed 6:30-7:20pm, Oct 11 – Dec 12, SPNF7 - $168 • Wed 6:45-7:40pm, Oct 11 – Dec 12, SPNF3 - $168 • Thu 9:30-10:25am, Oct 12 – Dec 13, SPNF6 - $168 • Sat 9:15-10:10am, Oct 13 – Dec 15, SPNF4 - $168 SPIN (BEGINNER) All the same great stuff as our regular spin programs, but with an emphasis on teaching new students how to set up the indoor cycle properly and building their endurance gradually. A great place to start for new exercisers or those have never participated in a spin class before. • Mon 6 :00-6:45pm, Sep 17 – Oct 29, SPNF1 - $99 Nov 5 – Dec 10, SPNF2 - $99 SPIN, CORE & STRETCH This upbeat program addresses all three components of exercise:
endurance, strength and flexibility. Participants will learn about their bodily systems while they enjoy a spin class, followed by a core conditioning segment to combat fatigued spines and ‘desk’ posture, and finishing with a deep yoga stretch and relaxation. • Tue 5:45-7:10pm, Sep 18 – Dec 18, SPNF5 - $296 POSTNATAL SPIN AND CORE CONDITIONING WITH BABY The best of both worlds in one class. Improve your cardiovascular health and blast calories with indoor spinning. Follow up by improving your physique, strength and revving your overall metabolism with resistance training, core conditioning and the TRX suspension system. Train like never before! • Tue 9:30-10:25am, Sep 18 – Dec 18, FAMF3 - $233 • Fri 11:15am-12:10pm, Sep 14 – Dec 21, FAMF4 - $233 CYCLE YOGA Combine the invigorating and centering effects of indoor cycling and restorative Hatha yoga with the inspiration of world music for a crosstraining experience in a calm atmosphere. Early registration is recommended for this program as space is limited. • Fri 5:45-6:55pm, Sep 14 – Dec 21, SPNY1 - $293
PERSONAL TRAINING Our fully certified and dynamic personal training team will motivate and guide you to reach your health & fitness goals with individualized programming. Make the most of your workout time, learn safe technique, and avoid plateaus. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Dovercourt Recreation Association in partnership with Partners Investing in Parkinson’s research (PIPR) offers three weekly exercise programs designed specifically to address Parkinson’s. Caregivers, support-workers and helpers of any sort are always welcome at no additional cost. FLEXIBILITY FOR PARKINSON’S MANAGEMENT
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This course focuses on ensuring that you can still successfully do your daily tasks by strengthening the nervous, cardiovascular and muscular systems. • Wed 12:00-12:55 pm, Sep 26 – Dec 5, PIPR8 - $185 AQUATIC EXERCISE FOR PARKINSON’S MANAGEMENT Our warm water pool has a ramp entry and allows you to experience the therapeutic benefits of exercising in the water such as decreased pain, enhanced joint mobility, and improved strength and balance. • Fri 12:00-12:45 pm, Sep 28 – Dec 7, PIPR9 - $185 AQUA FIBROMYALGIA This gentle aquatic exercise program was created for participants living with Fibromyalgia. Aquatic exercise has been proven to decrease pain sensitivity and fatigues, making this program the best option for participants with Fibromyalgia. Participants will work to their own abilities and comfort. Individualized modifications and accommodations are provided
AQUA ARTHRITIS Take it easy on your joints and still have a great workout! Water-based exercise is one of the best ways to reduce the inflammation and discomfort caused by arthritis. Our warm water pool reduces pain and increases overall mobility while the buoyancy of the water supports the body’s weight and reduces stress on the joints. Water provides 12 times the resistance of air, so simply moving through the pool will help your body build the strength it needs to protect your joints. • Mon 11:00-11:45am, Sep 24 – Dec 17, AQF24 - $154 • Wed 10:30-11:15am, Sep 26 – Dec 19, AQF25 - $167 • Thu 2:45-3:30pm, Sep 27 – Dec 20, AQF26 - $167 AQUA ARTHRITIS DEEP WATER Similar to our Aqua Arthritis class, but held in deep water adding an extra focus on developing core strength and body awareness. All participants wear aqua belts. Participants should be comfortable and confident swimming in deep water.
and international hoop stars. • Sun 11:30am-12:25pm, Sep 9 – Dec 16, HOOP3 - $245
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TAI CHI Tai Chi employs precise physical movement, visualization and focused internal awareness to strengthen, relax and integrate the body & mind. All levels are welcome to this meditative mind and body-connecting class. This class takes place at McKellar Field House, 539 Wavell Avenue. • Mon 7:30-8:25pm, Sep 10 – Dec 17, TAIF1 - $228 TOTAL BODY STRETCH This is not a yoga class! 45 minutes of muscle and limb stretch that will improve flexibility from head to toe. Stretching is functional, helps blood flow and also helps to relieve stress. Come and shake the day off with us. This class is suitable for all levels. • Wed 6:10-6:55pm, Sep 5 – Dec 19, TBSF1 - $261 FELDENKRAIS Explore new ways of moving more comfortably and effectively with the Feldenkrais Method of body awareness. These relaxing lessons will help you discover how to reduce pain and stiffness, improve your posture, relieve tension and enhance your general well-being. • Mon 1:15-2 :10pm, Sep 17 – Dec 10, FELF1 - $196 HOOPING (ALL LEVELS HOOPING) Learn techniques for core hooping (waist, hip, chest, shoulder, neck, and thigh) and off the body (hand hooping, tosses, isolation etc.), cardio intervals, tricks, movement, laughter & fun! Hoops are provided or may be purchased from the instructor (Trish, www.sirenhoops.com). Watch the Dovercourt calendar for our free hoop jams as well as occasional workshops by local
Triple Threat Boxing is a 30 minute program designed to maximize the effectiveness of the time you spend working out. Learn how to box and hit focus mitts. This program will cover cardio interval training, hand-eye coordination, endurance and stress management. Techniques are simple, yet effective in building toned bodies in half the time of a regular class. Suitable for all fitness levels. Instructor: Burke Cleland. This class is held at the McKellar Park Fieldhouse located at 539 Wavell Avenue • Mon 6:45-7:15pm, Sep 25 – Dec 04, TTBF1 - $168 BARRE Our barre programs use the ballet barre and toning equipment to strengthen muscles while increasing their length and flexibility. This eclectic program combines dance, Pilates, yoga and strength exercises to improve your posture, core strength and coordination. Early registration is recommended for this course as space is limited. • Mon 7:00-7:45pm, Sep 17 – Oct 29, BARF1 - $99 Nov 5 – Dec 10, BARF2 - $99
Over 8000 people in Ottawa are living with Parkinson’s disease. Exercise can help you or your loved one manage their symptoms, maintain independence, physical fitness and sense of wellbeing.
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AQUA POST-STROKE Designed for stroke survivors, Dovercourt’s Post-Stroke Aqua offers a safe environment for individuals to perform exercises that will increase their functional abilities. Our warm water pool has a walk-in, walk-out beach entrance, so participants are not required to use stairs or ladders. Participants must be able to weight-bear and enter and exit the water with minimal assistance. Caregivers, support-workers and helpers of any sort are always welcome at no additional cost. • Tue 1:30-2:15pm, Sep 25 – Dec 18, AQF22- $167 • Thu 12:00-12:45pm, Sep 27 – Dec 20, AQF23 - $167
• Thu 8:45-9:30am, Sep 27 – Dec 20, AQF27 - $167
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REHAB WALKING This instructional class is designed for individuals who want to walk in a safe, supervised small group. Ideal for those recovering from surgery, injury or medical conditions such as stroke, arthritis, and knee/ hip replacements, our Rehab Walking program is an excellent step in the right direction. Caregivers, supportworkers and helpers of any sort are always welcome at no additional cost. • Tue 12:00-12:55pm, Sep 4 – Dec 18, RWKF1 - $261 • Thu 1:30-2:25pm, Sep 6 – Dec 20, RWKF2 - $261 OSTEOFIT Perform muscular strength and endurance exercises and experience an increase in functional ability under the guidance of a skilled instructor. Osteofit was created specifically for individuals who have bone density issues such as osteoporosis or osteopenia. • Tue 1:30-2:25pm, Sep 4 – Dec 18, OSTF1 - $266 • Thu 10:00-10:55am, Sep 6 – Dec 20, OSTF2 - $266
Address stiffness and postural issues in this class that focuses on restoring joint mobility and improving flexibility in the muscles and connective tissues. • Mon 12:00-12:55 pm, Sep 24 – Dec 3, PIPR7 - $185
by the instructor. • Mon 12:00-12:45pm, Sep 24 – Dec 17, AQF28 - $154 • Wed 12:00-12:45pm, Sep 26 – Dec 19, AQF21 - $167
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EXERCISE FOR MANAGING CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS
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FALL 2018 HEALTH & WELLNESS EXERCISE PROGRAMS MONDAY 6:30-7:15am • Catherine/Jojo Aqua AQF01
TUESDAY 6:45-8:25am • Anne Yoga Shanti YOGF7
6:30-7:15am • Jojo Aqua AQF02
8:45-9:30am • Danielle Aqua Arthritis Deep Water AQF27
6:30-7:15am • TBA Aqua AQF04
9:30-10:25am • Lacey Spin SPNF6
8:00-8:45am • Pam Aqua Deep Water AQF07
SATURDAY 7:00-7:45am • Charles Aqua Power Circuit AQF09
6:30-7:20am • Kim Spin SPNF7 8:00-8:45am • Dylan Aqua Deep Water AQF05
8:15-9:00am • Pam Aqua Healthy Back AQF19
9:30-10:25am • Jojo Parent & Baby Class FAMF1
9:30-10:25am • Jojo Postnatal Spin FAMF3
10:00-10:55am • Peggy Osteofit OSTF2
9:00-9:45am • Pam Aqua Healthy Back AQF20
9:30-10:25am • Jill Women on Weights WOWF1
12:00-12:55pm • Jill Rehab Walking RWKF1
11:00-11:55am • Jill Functional Fitness for Active Aging ACAF1
9:00-9:55am • Wendy TRX TRXF3
12:00-12:45pm • Raymonde Aqua Post Stroke AQF23
10:00-10:55am • Wendy Yoga Aerial YOGF2
9:15-10:10am • Charles Men On Weights MOWF2
1:15-2:00pm • Jojo Aqua Balance, Core and Mobility AQF10
11:15am-12:10pm • Jojo Postnatal Spin FAMF4
9:15-10:10pm • Patti/JM Spin SPNF4
12:00-12:45pm • Wendy Aqua Fibromyalgia AQF21
1:30-2:25pm • Jill Rehab Walking RWKF2
12:00-12:45pm • Wendy Aqua for Parkinson’s PIPR9
10:00-10:55am • Carolyn Pilates (Intermediate) PILF3
12:00 -12:55pm • Jojo Strength and Functional Movement for Parkinson’s PIPR8
2:00-2:45pm • Jojo Aqua Postnatal FAMF8
10:00-10:55am • Karla Zumba ZUMF2
1:15-2:10pm • Esther ** Baby-wearing Latin Dance RFAFF1
2:45-3:30pm • Jojo Aqua Arthritis AQF26
10:30-11:15am • Wendy Family Yoga FAMF5/FAMF6
10:45-11:55am • Charles Pilates/Yoga Mix PIYF1
8:15-9:00am • Pam Aqua AQF03
10:30-11:15am • Jojo Aqua Arthritis AQF25
11:00-11:45am • Wendy Aqua Arthritis AQF24
1:30-2:25pm • Peggy Osteofit OSTF1
12:00-12:45pm • Jojo Aqua Fibromyalgia AQF28
1:30-2:15pm • Jojo Aqua Post-Stroke AQF22
12:00-12:55pm • Wendy Flexibility for Parkinson’s PIPR7
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See descriptions on pages 13 to 17 for details.
1:15-2:10pm • Rosa Feldenkrais FELF1
1:15-2:00pm • Esther ** Baby-wearing Ballet RFAFF21
1:15-2:10pm • Jojo Postnatal TRX & Core Conditioning FAMF2
2:15-3:00pm • Jojo Aqua Postnatal FAMF7
6:00-6:45pm • Jojo Spin (Beginner) SPNF1/SPNF2
5:45-7:10pm • Alanna/Jojo Spin, Core & Stretch SPNF5
5:45-6:55pm • Anne P. Cycle Yoga SPNY1 5:45-6:40pm • Wendy Yoga Prenatal PREF2 6:10-6:55pm • Charles Total Body Stretch TBSF1
6:30-7:25pm • Wendy Yoga Gentle YOGF5 6:50-7:45pm • Angela Total Core Conditioning TTCF1
6:45-7:40pm • Jane Pilates (Beginner) PILF1
7:00-7:55pm • Carolyn Pilates (Intermediate) PILF2
6:45-7:40pm • Patti Spin SPNF3
6:45-7:15pm • Burke Triple Threat Boxing TTBF1
7:00-7:45pm • Wendy Aqua Prenatal PREF3
7:00-7:55pm • Jojo Women on Weights (+ more) WOWF2
7:00-7:55pm • Jojo Strength Prenatal PREF1
7:00-7:45pm • Charles Aqua Athletic AQF17
7:00-7:55pm • Wendy Yoga Gentle YOGF4
7:00-7:55pm • Charles Yoga - Power Flow YOGF9
7:00-7:55pm • Stacey TRX TRXF1
8:00-8:55pm • Jojo TRX TRXF2
7:30-8:15pm • Wendy Aqua Prenatal PREF4
7:00 -7:45pm • Angela Barre BARF1/BARF2
8:00-8:55pm • Karla Zumba ZUMF1
7:30-8:15pm • Chris R. Aqua Deep Gentle AQF18
7:15-8:25pm • Charles Pilates/Yoga Mix PIYF2
7:45-8:30pm • Charles Aqua Deep Water AQF06
7:30-8:25pm • Paul Tai Chi TAIF1
7:45-8:30pm • Dylan Aqua Strengthmix AQF15
8:00-8:55pm • Charles Men On Weights MOWF1
8:00-8:55pm • Carolyn Pilates (Advanced) PILF4
8:15-9:00pm • Chris R. Aqua Strengthmix AQF16
7:45-8:55pm • Angela Yoga Yin YOGF1 8:00-8:45pm • Dylan Aqua H.I.I.T. AQF08
8:00-8:55pm • Wendy Yoga Men’s YOGF6
** 7:30-8:30pm SUP Fitness RFAFF5 ** 8:30-9:30pm SUP Fitness RFAFF6
ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH! BUNDLE UP YOUR CLASSES WITH 3(Applies FORtoTHE PRICE OF 2 PRICING courses of equal or lesser value. **excludes SUP, and baby-wearing dance)
11:30-12:25pm Hooping HOOP3 Trish
ACTIVITY LEGEND AQUA
YOGA, PILATES ETC
PRE & POSTNATAL
MONDAY 6:30 to 7:15 AM
Step Lorayne/ Geoff
Cardio Mix Geoff
Strength Mix Jojo
Cardio Mix Lorayne
FALL GROUP FITNESS RUNS SEP. 4 - DEC. 21, 2018 Holiday schedule Dec. 22 - Jan 6
Cardio Mix Lorayne
8:00 to 8:55 AM 8:45 to 9:40 AM
Cardio Mix Ginette
Cardio Mix Charles
20 | 20 | 20 Charles
Burn and Tone Ginette
Barbell Challenge Jill
Strength Mix Pam
Cardio Kickbox Charles
Cardio Mix Stacey
9:30am Small Group Strength Training, Jill Sep 18, GCFC3 • Nov 6, GCFC4
9:45am Gold Yoga, Eric Sep 19, GCY11 Nov 7, GCY12
10:45am Strong Spines Dr. Rolfe, Sep 18, GCSS5 Nov 6, GCSS6 Heart of Gold Wendy
Heart of Gold Charles
12:00 to 12:55 PM
Heart of Gold Plus Ginette
12:00 to 12:55 PM
Gold Yoga, Charles Sep 17, GCY09 Nov 5, GCY10
Gold Aquafit, Raymonde Sep 25, GCAQ7 Nov 6, GCAQ8
$38/ month ongoing payment $47.25/ month for a one month paid-in-full Gold Club pass. Gold Club includes Heart of Gold classes, Lounge (free coffee & tea), Fitness Centre access, pool access for swims, plus hot tub & sauna-only times. (see Recreational swim schedule online for details)
FRIDAY 9:45am Heart of Gold Stacey
11:15am Gold Aquafit Raymonde, Sep 27, GCAQ9 Nov 8, GCAQ0
10am Small Group Strength Training, Pam, Sep 21, GCFC7; Nov 9, GCFC8
Heart of Gold Darlene
Heart of Gold Ginette
00 $38 month
Heart of Gold Plus Ginette
for Heart of Gold classes & Lounge
Balance, Core & Flexibility Darlene, Sep 20, GCDA7 Nov 8, GCDA8
Prices do not include HST
1:30pm Small Group Strength Training, Peggy Sep 20, GCFC5 • Nov 8, GCFC6
1:15pm Gold Strength, Balance & Mobility, Wendy Sep 17, GCSB5 • Nov 5, GCSB6
FALL GOLD CLUB RUNS SEP. 4 - DEC. 21, 2018
Add $25.00 per registered program for Fall 2018 Recurring payment is required to be eligible for these programs. In rare occurences, programs may be cancelled without advance notice in the event of unforseen circumstsances. Please check our website for PD days & holidays: www.dovercourt.org
FITNESS CENTRE ONLY MEMBERSHIP! ($31.00/ mo. recurring payment) Workout in our bright, welcoming fitness room! Our fitness centre features natural light and an open, inviting space with Paramount weight machines, cardio equipment (including stair climbers, elliptical machines, treadmills, an ergometer rowing machine), a Functional Fitness Trainer from Precor, free weights, body bars, Bosu, Balls, Kettlebells and more.
00 $31 month
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Heart of Gold Jill
In rare occurences, programs may be cancelled without advance notice in the event of unforseen circumstances.
Gold Club is for active older adults 55+ looking for daytime opportunities to exercise, socialize, develop new friendships and share interests.
• for Group Fitness + Fitness Centre
Prices do not include HST
20 | 20 | 20 Stacey Zumba Karla
25 $47 month
• $15.00 group fitness drop in (+HST)
10:00 to 10:55 AM 5:45 to 6:40 PM
Strength Mix Lorayne
Barbell Challenge Jill
9:00 to 9:55 AM 9:45 to 10:40 AM
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Group Fitness is a perfect place to start: whether you bring a buddy or make new friends, the many benefits of working out in a group make it a great choice.
You may register for most Dovercourt programs in person, by phone (613-798-8950) or online. Visit www.dovercourt.org and click on Find a Program or Find a Camp. Visa, Visa Debit and MasterCard are accepted online payments.
Refunds & cancellations: please see our website for details: www.dovercourt.org/enterprise/HowToRegister While we strive for accuracy in this program guide, please see our website for the most up-to-date information. Prices do not include HST (where applicable).
Fall 2018 (all programs)............................................................................Tue. Jun. 19, 2018 Extended Day program........................................................................................ ongoing Fall 2 Swim lessons..................................................................................Tue. Nov. 6, 2018 Winter Camps......................................................................................... Tue. Oct. 9, 2018 Winter 2019 programs.............................................................................Tue. Dec. 4, 2018 March Break Camps.................................................................................Tue. Dec. 4, 2018 Summer Camps 2019.............................................................................. Wed. Jan. 2, 2019 Summer Swim Lessons............................................................................ Wed. Jan. 2, 2019
As a registered charity, Dovercourt is committed to ensuring that its programs and services are available to all in our community. While we strive to make our programs affordable, sometimes families and individuals may need financial assistance to help cover program costs. Please complete the application at the customer service desk or online at www.dovercourt.org/enterprise/HowToRegister
DOVERCOURT EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM
Our acclaimed program offers structured, age-appropriate activities for Grades 1-6 at Dovercourt Recreation Centre. With a warm swimming pool, outdoor rinks and one of Ottawa’s best playgrounds, where better to unwind after a full day of learning? Compare our prices to other school boards! To arrange a tour or to register, please call Mathew at 613-798-8950 ext. 271 or email email@example.com
DOVERCOURT RECREATION CENTRE OFFERS AN EXTENSIVE MENU OF PARTIES
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DOVERCOURT PROGRAM LOCATIONS Dovercourt Recreation Centre 411 Dovercourt Ave, Ottawa K2A 0S9 613-798-8950
Bluesfest School of Music & Art Festival House, 450 Churchill Ave N (Ravenhill entrance)
McKellar Park Field House 539 Wavell Ave (near Byron)
Van Lang Field House 29 Van Lang Private
LOCAL BUSINESSES HELP US BUILD! Corporate naming rights offer local businesses significant profile for their funding in a place where their employees and/or customers live, work and play. Their contributions over a ten year period brand the room and help fuel our expansion project. Dovercourt is delighted to welcome three local businesses who have stepped up to help us: Carling Motors Volvo & Mazda, Ottawa Physiotherapy & Sport Clinics, Morris Home Team, Westboro Station Dental and NeoLore Networks. Contact us if you want to help us grow!
PARTY PACKAGES, PARTY DECOR, GAMES & ACTIVITIES, ENERGETIC PARTY LEADERS.
Leave the details & mess to us! Have your party catered by Boston Pizza Carling Ave. They deliver! THE WAY I.T. IS SUPPOSED TO BE!
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the City of Ottawa/ Recipient remercie sincèrement la Ville d’Ottawa de son soutien financier.
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