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Parks, Recreation and Culture

Active Living Guide SPRING/SUMMER 2011

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Programs for Everyone City of Victoria Parks Map

Live actively your way…every day

Live actively your way…every day


Corporate Regional Recreation Pass

Discover The VCM Advantage Come join our thriving community of musicians and music lovers! • The most complete range of music studies for all instruments • Fun children’s music programs designed for every stage of your child’s development from pre-natal to teen • New adult classes that require no previous experience • An engaging learning environment in a heritage building • Unique performance opportunities • Outstanding professional faculty

1 Pass = 13 Centres

For only $449.00 For only $449.00 you can enjoy all drop-in activities at any of the 13 regional recreation centres. ($25 one time fee) Liv n! ew ell. Have fu

Low on dough? Stay slim for the beach. 4 Months (May to Aug) for the price of 3* *with valid student card

900 Johnson at Quadra 250.386.5311 www.vcm.bc.ca

Student Summer Pass

$

Only

75

4 Months (May to Aug) for the price of 3, with a valid student card Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre 2275 Quadra Street


Facilities Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre... 3 Drop-in schedule, lessons, fitness, rehab, aquatic leadership

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre...................... 14 Facility rental information, H.E.L.P. Program

Community Centres................. 71

What’s in it for you...

Learn about your local community centres

Programs Racquet Sports........................ 15 Arts, day care, play groups, sports

3 Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre Aquafit, swimming lessons, and strength training. It's all here.

Summer Camps....................... 17 Preschool................................. 27 Arts, daycare, play groups, sports

Children................................... 32 Arts, licensed care, camps, sports

Teen......................................... 37

15

Arts, sports, camps

Tennis

Learn new skills or improve your game with our tennis pro.

Special Events.......................... 40

17

Adult........................................ 42 Arts, dance, languages, cooking, sports

Summer Camps

Something for everyone.

Yoga......................................... 60 Outdoor Pursuits – Adult......... 58 Kayaking, hiking, fly fishing, gardening

50+.......................................... 62

67 Arts and Culture

Arts and crafts, health services, dance, computers

Arts, theatre, music, dance and culture. Look here for a summer of fun.

Arts and Culture....................... 67

General Information

Our Goal The City of Victoria Recreation and Culture and the Community Centre Network’s main goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all patrons. All of our staff go through criminal record checks and receive training in Child Protection Policies. We provide a high level of service by having well-trained employees and an effective instructor to participant ratio for all programs. All of our staff are trained in first aid. For more information please contact your local community centre. www.victoria.ca/recservices

How to Use This Guide............... 2 Parks...................... pull-out insert Contact Info............................. 72 |

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Active Living Guide How to use this guide

Active Living Guide

The diagram below provides a breakdown of how programs and courses are listed in the Active Living Guide. All information you will need to know for registration; location, dates, cost, course number etc., is highlighted in the sample below.

program area

health and wellness

course name

Nordic Walking

course description

location program bar code

The Active Living Guide is produced twice a year by the City of Victoria. City of Victoria 1 Centennial Square Victoria, BC V8W 1P6 The Active Living Guide is available online at www.victoria.ca/recservices Editor Jane Potter jpotter@victoria.ca Marketing Coordinator

Learn this popular new way to fitness and improved balance. Strengthens core muscles as you walk, involves all major muscle groups and reduces stress on joints. A pair of specialized poles is provided, but not to keep, and class goes outside rain or shine so dress accordingly.

Design/Production Melinda Stephenson alkemi creative alkemi@shaw.ca Graphic Design

Fairfield New Horizons 6/$40 25543 Th Sep 17–Oct 12 10:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m. 25543 W,F Sep 17–Oct 12 10:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m. 25543 W–F Sep 17–Oct 12 10:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

Interested in Advertising in our Active Living Guide? Call 250.361.0295 for details.

Days of the week

day

M Monday T Tuesday W Wednesday Th Thursday F Friday S Saturday Su Sunday

Th W,F W–F

dates Thursdays only Wednesdays and Fridays Wednesday thru Friday

time 6/$40 1/$20

cost Six classes for $40 One class for $20

If we cancel a program, you will be given a full refund. Please note: some aquatic leadership and outdoor pursuits programs are nonrefundable. Please check with individual community centres for their refund policies. Please note all credits will expire 12 months from date of issue.

Crystal Pool Private Lessons Need a little extra practice with a swimming stroke? Prefer a one-onone setting to learn? Try our private lessons to work on that last skill to get to the next level or just for a change of pace. Our action packed private lessons are offered during our group lessons times and are for all ages and abilities. Only $16/30 minute lesson for up to two swimmers. Contact the front desk at 250.361.0732 for availability.

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Recreation Services Program Refund Policy: We want you to be happy with our programs. If you need to withdraw, please tell us before the 3rd session and pro-rated refunds or credits will be issued from the date of notification.

Your Personal Information

Short on spare time or looking for a specific instructor? Sarah will be happy to set up specially scheduled private lessons for an additional cost of $10/class. Call her at 250.361.0709 for more information. Cancellation Policy: 48 Hours Notice is required to cancel or reschedule all private lessons. Full lesson fees will apply for all cancellations within 48 hours.

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The personal information you provide during the registration process is collected and used under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act. The information is used only for the purpose of administering recreation and cultural programs, informing you of our services and benefits, and for statistical purposes. If you have questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information, please contact Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre at 250.361.0732.


Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre ***Students with valid student card will pay this fee.

Admission

Single

10 punch

1 Month

3 Month

Bronze Annual

Silver Annual

Gold Annual

Adult (18–59)

$5.50

$44.19

$49.10

$110.48

$262.93

$309.33

$343.70

Senior (60 plus)

$4.25

$34.11

$37.90

$85.28

$202.95

$238.77

$265.30

***Youth (13–17)

$3.75

$30.15

$33.50

$75.38

n/a

n/a

$234.50

**Child (5–12)

$2.75

$22.14

$24.60

$55.35

n/a

n/a

$172.20

Preschool (0–4)

N/C

N/C

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

*Family

$11

$88.38

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Greater Victoria Regional Pass $499 (includes HST) includes access to all municipal recreation centres in Victoria

**Children 6 years of age and younger must be accompanied into the pool (at arms reach at all times) by an adult (16 years or older). *Family: 2 adults and up to 3 children/ youth, or 1 adult and up to 4 children/ youth. Monthly payment plans are available for pass purchase. Visa, Mastercard and Amex, or void cheque will be accepted. A $25 fee will apply to all monthly plans.

New: Drop-in admissions include applicable taxes. All passes and punchcards will have tax added. All programs and passes will now have applicable taxes added at the time of registration. Registered programs for children 14 yrs and under will continue to be exempt from HST.

CRYSTAL POOL PASSES Full access to the pool, weight room and cardio areas and access to any of our drop-in fitness and aquafit classes. GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

All hours of operation except Fridays after 8:30 p.m.

M–F: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.– 11 p.m., S and Su: all hours open

M–F: 9 a.m.– 11 a.m., 1 p.m.– 4 p.m., 8:30 p.m.– 10:30 p.m. S: 6 a.m.– 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.– close Su: 4 p.m.– close

Crystal Pool Session Descriptions Early Bird Lengths

Drop-in for some early morning fitness or relax in the hot tub, sauna or steam room. Four 50m lanes are available for length swimming.

25m Leisure & Lengths

Join in for 25m length swimming or a leisurely soak. Three 25m lanes are available, as well as hot tub, sauna and steam room. Check out our Aquafit schedule as classes are offered during every swim.

50m Leisure & Lengths

Adult Swim (18 yrs +)

Come in for a workout in the weight room or cardio area and finish your day with a relaxing time in the hot tub, sauna or steam room. Two 20m lanes are available.

Lessons and Clubs

A busy time in the pool for swim lessons and club practices. Adults may drop-in for the hot tub, sauna and steam room. The remaining pool area is reserved for lessons and clubs.

A great way to fit in a workout! Three 50m lanes are available, as well as hot tub, sauna and steam room. Use the cardio machines or weight room as part of your fitness routine. Check out our Aquafit schedule for daytime Aqualite classes.

Friday Night Bites

Everyone Welcome

Parent & Tot

Ride the waterslide, shoot some hoops, relax in the steam room, play in the small pools, run the water walkway, play some games…something for everyone!

A chance for youth ages 11–15 yrs to enjoy the pool to themselves from 9 p.m.–10 p.m. every Friday night! The lifeguards will have plenty of activities to join in on. Only $2! Bring your little one (5 yrs and under) for a splash in our small pools.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 2275 Quadra Street Victoria, BC V8T 4C4 Phone: 250.361.0732

Hours Monday – Thursday 5:30 a.m.– 11 p.m. Friday 5:30 a.m.– 10 p.m. Saturday 6:30 a.m.– 6 p.m. (4 p.m. close in summer)

Family Swim

An ideal time for the family to get together and enjoy some good clean fun in the shallow end of the big pool and two small pools. The deep end is reserved but the hot tub, sauna, steam room, waterslide, and basketball net are all available. One parent/guardian must accompany children in the water.

Sunday 8:30 a.m.– 6 p.m. (4 p.m. close in summer) www.victoria.ca/recservices

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Spring Drop-in Schedule spring/summer Public Swim Drop-IN SCHEDULE (April1 – June 30, 2011) Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

50M Early Bird Lengths and Parent & Tot 5:30 a.m.–9 a.m.

50M Early Bird Lengths and Parent & Tot 5:30 a.m.–9 a.m.

50M Early Bird Lengths and Parent & Tot 5:30 a.m.–9 a.m.

50M Early Bird Lengths and Parent & Tot 5:30 a.m.–9 a.m.

50M Early Bird Lengths and Parent & Tot 5:30 a.m.–9 a.m.

50M Early Bird Lengths and Parent & Tot 6 a.m.–9 a.m.

25M Leisure & Lengths and Parent & Tot 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

50M Leisure & Lengths and Lessons 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

25M Leisure & Lengths and Parent & Tot 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

50M Leisure & Lengths and Lessons 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

25M Leisure & Lengths and Parent & Tot 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

Lessons and Clubs 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

50M Early Bird Lengths and Parent & Tot 8:30 a.m.–11 a.m.

50M Leisure & Lengths and Parent & Tot 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

50M Leisure & Lengths and Parent & Tot 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

50M Leisure & Lengths and Parent & Tot 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

50M Leisure & Lengths and Parent & Tot 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

50M Leisure & Lengths and Parent & Tot 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

25M Leisure & Lengths and Family Swim 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

50M Leisure & Lengths and Family Swim 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Everyone Welcome and School Lessons 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Everyone Welcome and School Lessons 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Everyone Welcome and School Lessons 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Everyone Welcome and School Lessons 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Everyone Welcome 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Everyone Welcome 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Everyone Welcome 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Family Swim and Clubs 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m.

Lessons and Clubs 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m.

Family Swim and Clubs 4 p.m.–5 p.m.

Lessons and Clubs 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m.

Family Swim and Clubs 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m.

25M Leisure & Lengths and Family Swim 5 p.m.–6 p.m.

25M Leisure & Lengths and Lessons 5 p.m.–6 p.m.

25M Leisure & Lengths and Family Swim 5 p.m.–6 p.m.

25M Leisure & Lengths and Lessons 5 p.m.–6 p.m.

25M Leisure & Lengths and Family Swim 5 p.m.–6 p.m.

25M Leisure & Lengths and Family Swim 4 p.m.–6 p.m.

Lessons and Clubs 4 p.m.–6 p.m.

25M Leisure & Lengths and Family Swim 6 p.m.–7 p.m.

Lessons and Clubs 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

25M Leisure & Lengths and Family Swim 6 p.m.–7 p.m.

Lessons and Clubs 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

25M Leisure & Lengths and Family Swim 6 p.m.–7 p.m.

Everyone Welcome 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Loonie/Twoonie Night

Adult Swim 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. $2 after 9 p.m.

Everyone Welcome 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Adult Swim 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. $2 after 9 p.m.

Everyone Welcome 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

50M Leisure & Lengths 9 p.m.–11 p.m. $2

50M Leisure & Lengths 9:30 p.m.–11 p.m. $2

50M Leisure & Lengths 9 p.m.–11 p.m. $2

50M Leisure & Lengths 9:30 p.m.–11 p.m. $2

Friday Night Bites Swim 8:30 p.m.–10 p.m. 11–15 yrs $2 NO ADULTS

After Hours Rentals

Sunday

After Hours Rentals

Please Note: Lifeguards may require up to 10 minutes to change the lane-rope configuration at the beginning and end of each swim. Note: last entry into the facility 30 minutes prior to closing.

>>Spring Special Events Easter Swim Get your best bunny hopping going with our always popular Easter egg hunt. This will be a fun addition to any long weekend. Sunday, April 24

1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Pro D-day Swim – Pirate Island Olympics

Get ready for a spectacular day of Olympic games with a pirate twist. Be prepared for a wacky adventure on your day away from class. Friday, April 1

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Mother’s Day Swim Moms swim for free on their special day.

Father’s Day Swim Dad it's your day, swim for free!

Sunday, May 8

Sunday, June 19

National Life jacket Day Do you know the difference between a life jacket and a PFD? Test your knowledge and join us for a day filled with fun activities. Thursday, May 19

1 p.m.–3 p.m.

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All Day

1 p.m.–4 p.m.

School’s Out Swim Trade in your pencils and books for fun at the pool! Wednesday, June 29

1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.


Crystal Pool Summer Drop-in Schedule SUMMER Public Swim Drop-IN SCHEDULE (JULY 2 – August 31, 2011) Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

50m Early Bird Lengths and Parent & Tot 5:30 a.m.–9 a.m.

50m Early Bird Lengths and Parent & Tot 5:30 a.m.–9 a.m.

50m Early Bird Lengths and Parent & Tot 5:30 a.m.–9 a.m.

50m Early Bird Lengths and Parent & Tot 5:30 a.m.–9 a.m.

50m Early Bird Lengths and Parent & Tot 5:30 a.m.–9 a.m.

50m Early Bird Lengths and Parent & Tot 6 a.m.–9 a.m.

25m Leisure & Lengths and Lessons 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

25m Leisure & Lengths and Lessons 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

25m Leisure & Lengths and Lessons 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

25m Leisure & Lengths and Lessons 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

25m Leisure & Lengths and Lessons 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

Family Swim and Clubs 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

50M Early Bird Lengths and Parent & Tot 8:30 a.m.–11 a.m.

50m Leisure & Lengths and Parent & Tot 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

50m Leisure & Lengths and Parent & Tot 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

50m Leisure & Lengths and Parent & Tot 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

50m Leisure & Lengths and Parent & Tot 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

50m Leisure & Lengths and Parent & Tot 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

25m Leisure & Lengths and Family Swim 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

50m Leisure & Lengths and Family Swim 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Everyone Welcome 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Everyone Welcome 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Everyone Welcome 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Everyone Welcome 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Everyone Welcome 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Everyone Welcome 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Everyone Welcome 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Family Swim and Clubs 4 p.m.–6 p.m.

Lessons and Clubs 4 p.m.–6 p.m.

Family Swim and Clubs 4 p.m.–6 p.m.

Lessons and Clubs 4 p.m.–6 p.m.

Family Swim and Clubs 4 p.m.–6 p.m.

25m Leisure & Lengths and Family Swim 6 p.m.–7 p.m.

Lessons and Clubs 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

25m Leisure & Lengths and Family Swim 6 p.m.–7 p.m.

Family Swim and Clubs 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

25m Leisure & Lengths and Family Swim 6 p.m.–7 p.m.

Everyone Welcome 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Loonie/Twoonie Night

Adult Swim 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. $2 after 9 p.m.

Everyone Welcome 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Adult Swim 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. $2 after 9 p.m.

Everyone Welcome 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

After Hours Rentals

After Hours Rentals

50m Leisure & Lengths 9 p.m.–11 p.m. $2

50m Leisure & Lengths 9:30 p.m.–11 p.m. $2

50m Leisure & Lengths 9 p.m.–11 p.m. $2

50m Leisure & Lengths 9:30 p.m.–11 p.m. $2

Friday Night Bites Swim 8:30 p.m.–10 p.m. 11–15 yrs $2 NO ADULTS

Please Note: Lifeguards may require up to 10 minutes to change the lane-rope configuration at the beginning and end of each swim. Note: last entry into the facility 30 minutes prior to closing.

>> Summer Special Events Weekly Fun Swim Themes

Watch for weekly themes during July and August. Daily

July 4–September 2

1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

National Drowning Prevention Week

Most drownings occur in areas where lifeguards are not present. After traffic incidents, drowning is the second most common cause of accidental death in Canada. Completely preventable, drowning can happen to anyone, and often occurs within 2 metres of safety. All Week

July 16–23

All Day

Leisure Involvement For Everyone The L.I.F.E. program is designed to ensure equitable access to recreation for all City of Victoria residents regardless of their ability to pay. The L.I.F.E. program provides a combination of annual credit and regional admission card to eligible low-income individuals and families to use towards recreational programs and services in all City recreational facilities and jointly-operated centres. How to Apply Application forms for L.I.F.E. 2011 are available and accepted at the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre Call 250.361.0732 for more information.

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Free L.I.F.E*. SWIM Wednesday, May 18 7 p.m.– 9 p.m. *Leisure Involvement For Everyone

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Crystal Pool Spring Lessons sPring 2011 Lessons Sessions

30 Min. 45 Min. Tuesday (a.m.) Thursday (a.m.) Tuesday (p.m.)

9 sessions $38.25 $47.25 10 sessions $42.50 $52.50

Apr 12–June 14 Apr 14–June 16 Apr 12–June 14 (10 sessions) (10 sessions) (10 sessions)

Thursday (p.m.)

Saturday (a.m.)

Sunday (p.m.)

Apr 14–June 16 (10 sessions)

Apr 9–June 18 (9 sessions)

Apr 10–June 19 (9 sessions))

No lessons: Apr 23, May 21

No lessons: Apr 24, May 22

HST will be added to all adult classes.

30 Minute Classes

Starfish (4–18 mos)

X

X

X

X

X

X

Duck (18–30 mos)

X

X

X

X

X

X

Sea Turtle (18–30 mos)

X

Salamander

X

Sunfish

X

X

Crocodile

X

X

Whale

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X X

Swim Kids 2

X

X X

X

X X

X X

X

X X

Swim Kids 1

X

X

X

X

X

X

X X

X

X

X

X X

X X

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X X

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X

X

X

X

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X

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Swim Kids 4

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Swim Kids 7&8

9-9:45

5:30-6:15

4:15-5 4:45-5:30

6:30-7:15

5:15-6

6:30-7:15

Adult Beg.

9:15-10

77:45

79-9:45 7:45

Adult Intr.

9:15-10

77:45

79-9:45 7:45

Adult Mast.

9:15-10

77:45

79-9:45 7:45

X2 X2

X

X

X

X

X2 X2 X2

Red Cross Swim Preschool

Red Cross Swim Preschool

(with caregiver participation, 4–36 mos)

(without caregiver participation, 3–5 years)

Starfish (4 to 18 Months) Experience buoyancy, movement, entries, and songs and play in the water with your water baby.

Salamander Learn assisted floats and glides and chest deep water activities through games and songs. Introduction to basic swimming skills. Distance swim is 2 metres.

Duck (18 to 30 Months) The next step for your little one. Build confidence while learning entries, submersions, floats through play.

Sunfish Work on stroke and skills progressions. Learn safety skills in, on and around the water, and entries and floats in deep water. Distance swim is 5 metres.

Sea Turtle (24 to 36 Months) A transitional level. Parents participate in first four lessons to gradually transfer the preschoolers to the care of the instructor. Develop floats, glides, deep water safety, and safe entries.

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Crocodile Start unassisted glides and kicking in deep water. Increase distance for front and back swims. Distance swim is 10 metres.

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6:45-7:30

X

X

4:30-5:15

9:45-10:30

X

X

X

X

5:15-6

4:45-5:30

9:45-10:30

6:15-7

Swim Kids 9 & 10

Private Lessons Available

6

X

Swim Kids 3

Swim Kids 5&6

45 Minute Classes

*Adults 14+

School Aged Program

Preschool Program 3–5 yrs

Parented Preschool Program

9:30 10 10:30 9:30 10 10:30 4 4:30 5 5:30 6 6:30 7 5 5:30 6 6:30 7 9 9:30 10 10:30 4 4:30 5 5:30 a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.

4-4:45

X

X

X

X

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Whale Learn to swim independently and participate in team games. Continue to increase distance swims and improve front and back swim skills Distance swim is 2 x 10 metres.

Changes to Red Cross Swim Lessons Fall 2011 Here are a few highlights of the changes coming to our program starting in October 2011 Introducing Sea Otter In this introductory level swimmers will work toward putting their face in the water and participate in assisted floats and glides. Preschool or Swim Kids? Beginning in the fall, you can register your children in the preschool program up to the age of 6 or start them in the Swim Kids Program when they are 5.


Crystal Pool Summer Lessons Red Cross Swim Kids (6–13 yrs) Level 1 A beginner level for children who haven’t had lessons. Introduction to the water and the pool area. Learn floats and glides with kicks. Distance swim is 5 metres.

Summer 2011 Lessons Sessions

30 Min 45 Min

8 sessions 9 sessions 10 sessions

$34 $38.25 $42.50

$42 $47.25 $52.50

Level 7 Build skills and endurance for front crawl, back crawl and elementary back stroke and learn front whip kick. Distance swim is 150 metres. Level 8 Introduction to breaststroke and rescue entries. Continue to refine strokes and skills. Distance swim is 300 metres. Level 9 Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke and breaststroke continue to be refined with a focus on fitness. Master the front dive. Distance swim is 400 metres. Level 10 Introduction to butterfly and scissor kick as a warm-up/cool down stroke for fitness. Perfect strokes and water safety skills. Distance swim is 500 metres.

9 9:30 10 10:30 4 4:30 5 5:30 6 6:30 7 4 4:30 5 5:30 a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. Duck

30 Minute Classes

Preschool Program 3–5 yrs

Parented Preschool Program

Starfish

Sea Turtle

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X

Salamander

X

X

Sunfish

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Crocodile

X

X

X

X

SK 1

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SK 2

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X X

X

SK 4 9–9:45

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X

X 4–4:45

X X

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X

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X

X

X

X

X

X

X

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10:15–11

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X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X X

X

X

X

X

SK 5 & 6

X X

X

Whale

SK 3

45 Minute Classes

Level 6 Front and back crawl continue to be refined and elementary backstroke is introduced. Children are also introduced to treading water and front dives. Distance swim is 75 metres.

Summer: July 7–August 25 (8 sessions)

Summer 4: August 15–26 (10 sessions)

School Aged Program

Level 5 Introduction to back crawl, sculling skills and whip kick on the back. Learn stride dives. Distance swim is 50 metres.

Thursday (p.m.)

Summer: July 5–August 23 (8 sessions)

Summer 3: August 2–12 (9 sessions)

*Adults 14+

Level 4 Develop front crawl, back glide and shoulder roll for back crawl. Work on kneeling dives and surface support. Distance swim is 25 metres.

Summer 1: July 4–15 (10 sessions)

Tuesday (p.m.)

Summer 2: July 18–29 (10 sessions)

HST will be added to all adult classes

Level 2 Build skills in front and back swims. Introduction to deep water activities. Endurance is built on flutter kicking with assisted glides. Distance swim is 10 metres. Level 3 Introduction to front crawl as well the foundation for making wise choices on where and when to swim. Diving is introduced. Distance swim is 15 metres.

Monday – Friday (a.m.)

X X

X

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X

X

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5:30–6:15

SK 7 & 8

9:30–10:15

4:30-5:15 5:15–6

SK 9 & 10

9:45–10:30

4:45–5:30

6:15–7

Adult Intr.

8:45–9:30

7– 7:45

Adult Mast.

8:45–9:30

7– 7:45

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X2

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5–5:45

4:45–5:30 7– 7:45

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4–4:45

8:45–9:30

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4:30–5:15, 5:15–6

Adult Beg.

Private Lessons Available

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Adult (14 yrs+) Adult Beginner For the beginner swimmer. Learn the swimming basics of breathing, flotation, and propulsion. For those that are ready, the basics of front and back crawl are introduced. Swimmers learn at their own pace. Distance swim is 10 metres. Adult Intermediate Develop front and back crawl working on proper breathing technique, stroke proficiency and increased endurance. Introduction to deep water activities, diving, breaststroke and elementary backstroke. Distance swim is 50 metres. Adult Masters For those looking to improve their strokes and endurance with a focus on fitness. Our instructors will provide stroke instruction while offering workouts of up to 500 metres depending on ability. www.victoria.ca/recservices

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Crystal Pool Aquatic Programs Children

Aquatics – Adult

Adapted Aquatics Swim Lessons

Aquatherapy

An affordable alternative for children with unique physical or educational needs who struggle in our regular Red Cross Swim Program. Our qualified Adapted Aquatics Instructors work with caregivers in the water to help children learn to swim and be water-safe. A ratio of 1 instructor to 5 children (and their caregivers) allows the lesson to be tailored to the needs and goals of each child.

Instructor Profile: Erika Brewer Erika is a local girl who grew up swimming at the Crystal Pool. She took all her Red Cross Instructor Courses here and is now teaching those lessons. She is very well liked by her students for her gentle demeanor and is often requested by parents. Erika has a unique ability to empathize with students who struggle in lessons and finds creative ways to ensure they are learning and having fun. When she is not busy finishing grade 12 or working at the pool, Erika likes to take her little sister Sydney swimming. After completing high school, Erika plans to attend UBC's faculty of science and hopes to become a doctor.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 10/$52.50 35224 Th Apr 14–Jun 16 4 p.m.–4:45 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 8/$42 35225 Th Jul 7–Aug 25 4 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

Jr. Lifeguard Camp (7–13 yrs) Hey kids! Do love to spend your time in the water? Start your path to becoming a Lifeguard! Work on water proficiency, first aid and rescue skills in a fun setting, and earn your certification in the Lifesaving Society’s Swim Patrol Program. Each session ends with a Jr. Lifeguard competition… just like the Pros! Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$105 35226 M–F Jul 4–8 1 p.m.–5 p.m. 35227 M–F Jul 11–15 1 p.m.–5 p.m. 35228 M–F Aug 29–Sep 2 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

Tyee Wavemakers (3–7 yrs)

Instructors teach fundamental swimming skills using age-appropriate games and movement activities. Swimmers move continuously in each 45-minute class to ensure children develop enhanced levels of endurance, kicking skills, body control, hand control and breathing control. For more information about the program, please call Tyee Aquatic Club at 250.479.3909. Junior Wavemakers (3–5 yrs)

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 11/$100.10 35261 Th Apr 7–Jun 16 4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

Wavemakers (5–7 yrs) Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 11/$90.75 35264 Th Apr 7–Jun 16 4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

How to get a Job at Crystal Pool Lifeguard/Instructor Position  = Instructor Courses  = Lifeguard Courses

Recommended Course Order:  Bronze Star (Optional)  Bronze Medallion  Assistant Water Safety Instructor  Bronze Cross  Standard first Aid  Water Safety Instructor  NLS: Pool Option

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This Aquatherapy class, taught by Practicing Kinesiologists and Exercise Therapists, is suitable for individuals with injuries, chronic pain, or those who have had or are waiting for surgery. The instructors pay close attention to your specific needs and modify the exercises appropriately. The focus of the class is to increase core strength and range of motion as well as activating key muscles that may not be functioning properly because of your injury. With a doctors prescription you can claim this course as a medical expense on your income tax return. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 8/$64 35236 W,F Apr 1–29 12:15 p.m.–1 p.m. 35237 W,F May 4–27 12:15 p.m.–1 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 9/$72 35238 W,F Jun 1–29 12:15 p.m.–1 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 8/$64 35239 W,F Jul 6–29 12:15 p.m.–1 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 10/$80 35240 W,F Aug 3–Sep 2 12:15 p.m.–1 p.m.

Deep Cardio Blast Waterfit Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 11/$66 35241 M Apr 4–Jun 27 9 p.m.–10 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 13/$78 35242 W Apr 6–Jun 29 9 p.m.–10 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 8/$48 35246 M Jul 4–Aug 29 9 p.m.–10 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 9/$54 35247 W Jul 6–Aug 31 9 p.m.–10 p.m.

Deep Water Running

A zero impact intense workout using speed intervals, resistance training, and cardio conditioning while on and off the tether. A great workout for runners, triathletes, cross-training or those recovering from an injury. Drop in may be available dependant upon space. 50% off registration for Crystal Pool Pass Holders. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 13/$78 35248 T Apr 5–Jun 28 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. 35249 Th Apr 7–Jun 30 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 9/$54 35259 T Jul 5–Aug 30 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. 35260 Th Jul 7–Sep 1 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Crystal Pool Indoor Kayaking

If you are looking for a safe environment to test out your new kayak or your new moves, or if you just want a chance to get on the water despite the weather, try indoor kayaking at Crystal Pool. Enjoy paddling around in our warm 50 metre pool with lifeguard supervision. No equipment or coaching provided, PFD and pre-registration are required. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$10 35229 Su Apr 10 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m. 35230 Su May 1 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m. 35231 Su Jun 5 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.


Crystal Pool Aquatic Leadership Programs Learn to be a lifeguard Bronze Star Lifesaving (10–13 yrs) A course to prepare you for Bronze Medallion. Learn the basics of solo and partner rescues, underwater searches, entries, and many other lifesaving skills. A timed swim of 400 metres in 12 minutes is required by the end of the course. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$95 35148 M–F Jul 4–8 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Bronze Medallion and CPR ‘B’

Gain an understanding of the lifesaving principles–judgement, knowledge, skill and fitness. Learn techniques for challenging rescues involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 500 metre timed swim. Pre-requisite: Bronze Star or 13 years. Canadian Lifesaving Manual is an extra $35 (required). Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$130 35146 M���F Jul 11–15 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Bronze Cross & CPR ‘C’

Develop proficiency at performing patient assessments, managing aquatic spinal injuries and preventing loss of life in a variety of aquatic emergencies, while building endurance and fitness training skills. Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$130 35145 M–F Jul 25–29 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

National Lifeguard Award Pool Option (16 yrs+)

This certification is required for lifeguard employment in aquatic facilities. Learn how to prevent, recognize and deal with aquatic related accidents and injuries. Focus includes leadership, communication, teamwork and physical fitness. Includes manual.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 8/$300 35149 M–Th Aug 8–18 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Standard First Aid & CPR

This hands-on interactive 2 day course includes adult, child, infant CPR and choking procedures as well as emergency scene management, dealing with shock, spinal injuries, heart attack, angina, stroke, bleeding, broken bones, seizures, heat related illness, hypothermia, allergic reactions, poisons and burns. Students will be certified in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator. Training by Alert First Aid. (Red Cross Certification) Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 2/$130 35151 S,Su Apr 2–3 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 35152 S,Su Apr 9–10 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 35153 S,Su Apr 16–17 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 35154 S,Su Apr 30–May 1 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 35155 S,Su May 7–8 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 35156 S,Su May 14–15 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 35157 S,Su May 21–22 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 35158 S,Su May 28–29 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 35159 S,Su Jun 4–5 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 35160 S,Su Jun 11–12 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 35161 S,Su Jun 18–19 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 35162 S,Su Jun 25–26 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 35163 S,Su Jul 9–10 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 35164 S,Su Jul 16–17 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 35165 S,Su Jul 23–24 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 35166 S,Su Aug 6–7 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 35167 S,Su Aug 13–14 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 35168 S,Su Aug 20–21 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 35169 S,Su Aug 27–28 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

re-certify your awards

Learn to be a Swim instructor Asst Water Safety Instructor (15+ yrs) This course prepares candidates for the Water Safety Instructor course. Learn about teaching methods, learning styles, physical principles of water, safety supervision, and giving feedback. Must have completed Red Cross Swim Kids Level 10 or AquaQuest 12 (or equivalent). NEW: Complete the required 8 practice teaching hours as part of our course so that you can begin your WSI course immediately! Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 8/$255 35142 Su May 1–29 11 a.m.–6 p.m. W 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$255 35143 M–F Jul 18–22 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Water Safety Instructor (15+ yrs) Further develop instructional abilities focusing on lesson planning, student evaluation, emergency response skills, stroke development, and corrective strategies. Please be prepared to complete work outside of class time. NEW: You have the option of completing the 12 required practice teach hours as part of the course or arranging them on your own at a later date. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$255 35170 Su,W Jun 5–19 11 a.m.–6 p.m. W 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$255 35171 M–F Aug 22–26 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

NLS Pre-cert/Re-cert Clinic

Recertify your NLS Pool Option Award in one day!

Learn to be an Aquafit instructor

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$89.25 35150 S Jun 25 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

BCRPA Aquafit Module

Water Safety Instructor Re-cert

Recertify your instructing award at this clinic. You must be current or have expired within two years. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$89.60 35172 Su Jun 26 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

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For those interested in becoming Aquafit instructors. Topics include class design, use of music, cueing and physical properties of water. Manual and a 5X facility pass are included. Pre-requisite: SFA & CPR'C' and BCRPA Fitness Theory course and exam. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 2/$225 35297 S May 7,14 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Crystal Pool Drop-in Aquatic Fitness Programs Aquatic fitness spring/summer schedule April 1–September 3, 2011 Monday Aqualite *MILD* A complete cardio, strength, endurance and flexibility shallow water work out with zero impact

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

9:05 a.m.– 10 a.m.

9:05 a.m.– 10 a.m.

9:05 a.m.– 10 a.m.

11:05 a.m.–12 p.m.

11:05 a.m.–12 p.m.

11:05 a.m.–12 p.m.

Deep H2O Aquafit *MODERATE* A deep water zero impact workout using a flotation belt.

9:05 a.m.– 10 a.m.

Shallow H2O Aquafit *MODERATE* A cardio and strength workout that uses water resistance to stretch and tone.

Thursday

SatURDAY

9:05 a.m.– 10 a.m.

10:05 a.m.– 11 a.m. 10:05 a.m.– 11 a.m. 10:05 a.m.– 11 a.m. 10:05 a.m.– 11 a.m. 10:05 a.m.– 11 a.m. 11:05 a.m.– 12 p.m.

Shallow Cardio Blast *INTENSE* A challenging class that focuses on high energy cardio moves.

5:30 p.m.– 6 p.m.

REGISTERED PROGRAMS

5:30 p.m.– 6 p.m.

5:30 p.m.– 6 p.m.

These courses have limited space and will only be taught by instructors with specialty training.

*Crystal Pool pass holders get a 50% discount when registering!

Monday

Aquatherapy *MILD* A water therapy program with a certified kinesiologist from Pro-Motion Rehab.

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Deep Water Running *INTENSE* A zero impact high cardio workout using resistance to increase fitness combining running drills and aquafit moves.

Tuesday

Wednesday 12:15 p.m.– 1 p.m.

5 p.m.– 6 p.m.

Deep Cardio Blast *INTENSE* A challenging class for any fitness level with a focus on high-energy cardio moves. Follow it up with a strengthen and stretch class.

Thursday

9 p.m.– 10 p.m.

Friday

SatURDAY

12:15 p.m.– 1 p.m.

5 p.m.– 6 p.m.

9 p.m.– 10 p.m.

Which classes are right for you? *MILD*

Perfect for Seniors or those living with arthritis, fibromyalgia or other joint/tissue conditions. Also great for those looking for exercise during pregnancy or for recovering from injury.

*MODERATE*

You set your own pace. Instructors will provide options to increase difficulty and intensity for those that are looking for a little bit extra.

*INTENSE*

For those looking to quickly improve Cardiovascular and Muscular fitness.

Victoria Crystal Silver Streaks Swim Club invite you to swim with us

Benefits:

•recreational club geared to older swimmers •excellent coaching to help with strokes, fitness and speed •keeping fit and healthy •competition, if you choose, in Masters’ level swim meets and BC Senior Games •social interaction and fun! Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am - 11am. 10

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Crystal Pool Drop-in Fitness Programs Aerobic fitness spring/summer April 1–September 3, 2011 Monday

Tuesday

Abs Attack 8:45 a.m.– 9:15 a.m. Hi/Lo Combo 9:15 a.m.– 10:15 a.m.

Wednesday

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

Body Sculpt 9:15 a.m.– 10:15 a.m.

Cardio Plus 9:15 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.

Moderate Fitness 9:45 a.m.– 10:45 a.m.

Abs Attack 8:45 a.m.– 9:15 a.m. Body Sculpt 9:15 a.m.– 10:15 a.m.

Hi/Lo Combo 9:15 a.m.– 10:15 a.m.

Mild to Moderate 10:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m. Interval Body Sculpt 5:10 p.m.– 6:10 p.m.

Friday

Mild to Moderate 10:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.

Body Shop 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Low Impact Power 5:10 p.m.– 6:10 p.m.

Fitness Fusion 5:10 p.m.– 6:10 p.m.

Low Impact Power 5:10 p.m.– 6:10 p.m.

Interval Body Sculpt 5:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m.

Body Sculpt 6:15 p.m.– 7:15 p.m.

Ultimate Sculpt 6:15 p.m.– 7:15 p.m.

Body Sculpt 6:15 p.m.– 7:15 p.m.

Abs Attack 6:30 p.m.– 7 p.m.

Step 7:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.

Step 7:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.

Fitness Program Description Abs Attack

STEP

Body Sculpt

Ultimate Sculpt

30 minutes of abdominal work, core strengthening and flexibility. Tone your muscles and shape your body in this strength and cardio building class.

Cardio Blast

40 minute cardio workout followed by some strength work.

Cardio Plus Maximize your caloric burn with an ultra-effecive workout.

Hi/Lo Combo

Energetic cardio burning with hi/lo combos to enhance fat burning and cardiovascular efficiency.

Child Minding Services

Low impact moderate class with 30 minutes of cardio. Great for all levels. A full class of strength work and stretching.

Body Shop

A dynamic strength and conditioning class that utilizes a variety of equipment to achieve a total body workout. This class also includes a cardio component.

Fitness Fusion

Yoga, Pilates and Fitness all wrapped into one class! This class is designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility while connecting your body, mind and spirit.

Interval Body Sculpt

Quality childcare with crafts, creative play and painting so that you can relax and enjoy the many activities that Crystal Pool offers.

Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre Monday through Friday 9 a.m.–12 p.m. $3/hr or $27/10 hours Registration also available. Please call 250.301.0732 for details.

A great workout that includes cardio and muscle work.

Lo Impact Power

Lo impact cardio workout that includes lots of power moves…a great fat burner.

Mild to Moderate

For those who are just getting started, returning after a break or are looking for a class that is easy to follow. This class covers all fitness components.

Moderate Fitness

Maintain a consistent heart rate, while at the same time strengthening your core and overall fitness. This class is for all levels. www.victoria.ca/recservices

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Crystal Pool Adult Health and Wellness Services Personal Training

Have a strength training program designed just for you. Register at the Crystal Pool and complete a pre-consult information package. Your trainer will contact you to confirm days and times. Enjoy two complimentary passes with your consultation.

Single Session First Time Client Package $55 Initial Assessment/Tour + 60 min Training Session

Returning Client* 1/$45 60 min Training Session Multiple Sessions* 60 min Training sessions (2 or more)

$40 each

*Must have completed a "First Time Client Package"

Caroline Maurat – Personal Trainer and Weight Room attendant

Fitness Orientations

Let our trainers show you not only how our equipment works, but how it works best for you and your body. This 60 minute session covers equipment use and general fitness tips. These sessions will be tailored to your individual needs and goals. Register at the front desk.

Orientation Private Semi Private (2 people) Group (3+ people)

1 hour 1 hour 0.5 hour/person

$25 $15/person $15/person

Ryan Lance – Personal Trainer and Weight Room attendant

Meet Mylene Brousseau

Certified Personal Trainer and owner of Equilibrium Fitness, Mylene will provide a written report of your weight, girth measurements, body fat percentage, body mass index, waist to hip ratio, blood pressure, heart rate along with a balance, strength, cardiovascular and flexibility test. After a period of time of your choice, you have the option of having these tests repeated to show cleary what you accomplished during your training program.

Pam Liebich of Pro Motion

Exercise rehabilitation and pain management programs for back pain, pre and post surgery, injuries from a motor vehicle accident, arthritis and other chronic conditions. Aqua-therapy and land based programs are available. Programs will focus on core stability, stretching, balance training and education specific to your condition

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Physical Assessments

A series of suitably selected tests will help you build a physical profile for yourself, which you can use as a benchmark to ensure your workouts are providing you with the results you are looking for. Most of us have neither the time nor resources to spend hours training everyday. Therefore, it is crucial that your training focuses on the 20% that will make 80% of the difference! This fitness test will give you the information you need to know if you are on the right training path. Body Testing & Performance Assessment:

$99

Follow-up Assessment:

$69

Rehabilitation Services Prices: $32 initial assessment $63 per session $168 for three sessions Contact: Pam Liebich at 250.888.5530 for more information.


Crystal Pool Adult Health and Wellness Services

Post Rehab Training

Have you completed rehabilitation and need a personal trainer who understands your condition and is able to provide a safe and effective exercise program? Do old injuries interfere with your enjoyment of physical activity or even your ability to function? Do you suffer from a chronic condition such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure or diabetes and wonder if exercise can help? Has your doctor recommended you get more exercise but you don’t know where to start?

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is a Japanese healing therapy. It combines finger pressure techniques, stretches and joint rotations to improve overall health by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system and encouraging the body’s own healing. The aim of Shiatsu is to relax the nervous system and improve the body’s natural abilities to recuperate. It facilitates the flow of energy, which raises vitality and improves resistance to disease.

Registered Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the body’s soft tissue structures. By using a variety of techniques a Registered Massage Therapist helps relieve chronic pain and stress, promotes relaxation, and aids in the therapeutic rehabilitation of injuries.

Meet Cheryl Gregory

Our Certified Personal Trainer and Medical Exercise Specialist, Cheryl Gregory, has been specifically trained to provide exercise programs for clients with these special requirements. She will work with your doctor or physical therapist to ensure the appropriateness and safety of your individualized exercise program. Call Cheryl at 250.477.5445 to discuss your needs and book your appointment. $55 per one hour session $200 per package of five sessions

Shiatsu Massage with John Greaves Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9 a.m.– 12 p.m. Packages: 15 min $15 30 min $30 45 min $45 Appointments can be made at the Front Desk at the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre or call 250.361.0732 for more information.

Meet Matthew Fleet

Matthew is a Registered Massage Therapist and aspiring Sports Massage Therapist as well as a long time Victoria resident and Crystal Pool patron. Book a treatment with Matthew today! Mondays and Wednesdays: 1 p.m.– 6 p.m. 15 min $15 30 min $30 45 min $45 60 min $60

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Arena Programs

The City of Victoria’s Hockey Equipment Lending Program (H.E.L.P) outfits eligible kids 6–12 years in Mission I-Tech Hockey Equipment for one year at no cost. Priority is given to City of Victoria residents with financial need followed by applicants who live within the Victoria Minor Hockey Association catchment area. When necessary, staff will then help connect the child with KidSport Greater Victoria for financial assistance with registration into the Victoria Minor Hockey Association.

Fundraising Event Opportunity Is your not-for-profit community group interested in holding a fund raising event at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre?

3 Easy Steps to Start Playing Ice Hockey 1. Fill out a H.E.L.P Application Form and drop it off at the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre. www.victoria.ca/arena 2. Contact Kids Sport Greater Victoria to receive financial assistance with registration fees. www.kidsportvictoria.ca 3. Register to play hockey for Victoria Minor Hockey Association. www.victoriaminorhockey.ca Please call 250.361.0390 for more information.

The City of Victoria and RG Facilities sponsor this opportunity through covering the rental cost of the facility for a 24 hr period. The event organizers are responsible for any additional facility costs related to the event such as performance bookings, staging, additional lighting and staffing.

Dry Floor Rental Information

Please contact 250.361.0648 for more information on this great opportunity or view the online application at www.victoria.ca/arena

For rental information including: • Dry floor usage applications and bookings • Community meeting rooms bookings • Birthday parties or social event bookings • School group dry floor rentals • Corporate or business dry floor rentals Please refer to www.victoria.ca/arena call 250.361.0361 for further information.

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Raquet Sports

Preschool Progressive Tennis for Tykes (5–7 yrs)

This introductory program is specially geared towards young players. The focus is on fun as children develop hand-eye coordination and strokes using games and drills. The use of specialized low-compression and oversized sponge tennis balls allows children to develop confidence and skill before moving on to a standard tennis ball. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre/Central Park 6/$70 34554 M,W Jun 6–22 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Tennis for Tykes 5–7 yrs Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre/Central Park 6/$70 34557 M,W Aug 8–24 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Parent and Tot Learn to Play (3–5 yrs)

Parents are encouraged to take part with their little ones and have fun learning the skills associated with making your first swing at the tennis ball. Need a new racquet? Ask us how!

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre/Central Park 6/$70 34532 M,W Jul 6–25 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. 34547 M,W May 9–25 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Children

Tennis Half Day Camps (7–13 yrs) Develop your tennis skills while having loads of fun. Each afternoon will be packed with instruction and games, with small prizes awarded for participation. Hollywood Park 5/$100 34520 M–F Jul 4–8 1 p.m.–4 p.m. 34526 M–F Jul 25–29 1 p.m.–4 p.m. 34527 M–F Aug 22–26 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Court Sports – Tennis and B-Ball (7–13 yrs) From the Tennis Court to the New Central Park Basketball Court this Sport Camp is for all you basketball and tennis enthusiasts or for those who want to try these fun sports for the first time. Each day will also finish up with a cool swim. Central Park 5/$160 34382 M–F Jul 18–22 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34383 M–F Aug 29–Sep 2 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday April 30, 2011 Central Park Courts 11 a.m.–1 p.m. For players of all ages. 34460 Registration required.

Free Summer Tennis Orientation Session Saturday, June 25, 2011 Central Park Courts 11 a.m.–1 p.m. For players of all ages.

Introduction to Tennis

34461 Registration required.

6–9 yrs Victoria West Community Centre Banfield Park Courts 6/$60 W May 18–Jun 22 4 p.m.–5 p.m.

10–12 yrs Victoria West Community Centre Banfield Park Courts 6/$60 W May 18–Jun 22 5 p.m.–6 p.m.

Teen & Adult

Tennis and Swim Camp (7–13 yrs)

Free Spring Tennis Orientation Session

Develop your tennis skills while having loads of fun. The day will include tennis in the morning followed by lunch in the park and a swim in the Crystal Pool.

Tennis Introduction

Central Park 34462 M–F Jul 4–8 34463 M–F Jul 18–22 34464 M–F Jul 25–29

5/$160 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Victoria West Community Centre 6/$89 34738 W May 18–Jun 22 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Central Park 34465 T–F Aug 2–5

4/$130 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Central Park 34466 M–F Aug 8–12 34467 M–F Aug 15–19 34468 M–F Aug 22–26

5/$160 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

For beginners or those who want to refresh their playing skills. Please bring your own racquet.

Tennis Level 1.0–2.0 Learn and Play (15+) Have you always wanted to learn how to play tennis? Maybe it’s been a few years since you’ve picked up a racquet? Our certified coaching staff will introduce the fundamentals of the game, strokes, and ball control in a fun and supportive environment. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre/Central Park 6/$90 35293 M,W May 9–25 5:30 p.m.–6:45 p.m. 35294 M,W Jun 6–22 5:30 p.m.–6:45 p.m. 34486 M,W Jul 6–25 5:30 p.m.–6:45 p.m. 34488 M,W Aug 8–24 5:30 p.m.–6:45 p.m.

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Adult Racquet

$30

Youth Racquet

$20

Teen Racquet

$27

Child Racquet

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Raquet Sports Tennis Level 2.0–3.0 Learn and Play (15+) For the adult player with some experience. This program will focus on improving ball control, backhand, serve and consistent forehand rally. Our certified coaches will provide individual attention and skill development.

Learn and Play Tennis Programs A great way to meet new people, work on specific skill development, and play games. There will be 45 minutes of instructions, followed by 45 minutes of supervised play.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre/Central Park 6/$90 34540 M,W May 9–25 6:45 p.m.–8 p.m. 34541 M,W Jun 6–22 6:45 p.m.–8 p.m. 34542 M,W Jul 6–25 6:45 p.m.–8 p.m. 34543 M,W Aug 8–24 6:45 p.m.–8 p.m.

3rd Annual Bill Davison Tennis Tournament

Memorial Tennis Tournament – 3rd Annual Classic scheduled for July 29–August 1, 2011

LEVEL

Location

Player just starting to play tennis for first time.

1.5

Player introduced to the game but has difficulty playing due to a lack of consistency.

2.0

Player can get ball in play but lacks control and avoids backhand. Double faults are common.

2.5

Player can rally consistently for 10 times in a row with forehand and is becoming at ease when playing the net, full first serve motion is less than 50% consistent.

3.0

Player able to rally with forehand and backhand and is getting consistent with control and placement, has consistent forehand volleys and able to attempt full motion first and second serve with 50% accuracy.

3.5

Player able to move opponent around court and can return fast serves, player also comfortable at the net and can vary direction and speed of first serve.

4.0

Player able to develop points with some consistency by using a reliable combination of shots, difficulty in returning spin serves and very fast serves, player is able to put away easy overheads and can vary the speed and direction of first serves.

4.5

Player can use a variety of spins and is beginning to develop a dominant shot including various volleys with good steadiness, first serve is aggressive with power and spin.

# of Courts

Banfield Park

Craigflower Road and Styles Street

2

Barnard Park

Esquimalt Road and Barnard Street

2

Beacon Hill Park Cook Street beside City Parks Yard

3

Central Park

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

2

Hollywood Park

Fairfield Road and St. Charles Street

2

Oaklands Park

Ryan Street between Scott Road and Victor Street

4

Stadacona Park

Belmont Street and Pandora Avenue

5

Todd Park

Montreal Street and Niagara Street

3

Topaz Park

Blanshard Street and Topaz Road

3

Instructor Profile: Sam Stinson Occupation: Tennis Professional/Owner of Tennis Pacific Playing Experience: 30 years Coaching Experience: 25 years Coaching Certification: Tennis Canada Certified Coach II Sam is entering his sixth year as our local tennis professional. Sam organizes and instructs our adult and youth tennis lessons sponsored by the City of Victoria. Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years, Sam has a tennis program for you! Private and semi-private lesson also available! Please contact Sam at Tennis Pacific at 250.418.1500 for more information.

Private Lessons available with Sam!

These one-on-one tennis lessons are for people looking for direct instruction from our extremely qualified tennis instructors.

Call Tennis Pacific 250.418.1500 for more info.

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ABILITY

1.0

Todd Park/Beacon Hill Park/Stadacona Park 4/$49 34434 Su,M,F,S Jul 29–Aug 1 3 p.m.–9 p.m.

Tennis Court Locator Park

Tennis Self Rating Scale

TOURNAMENTS AND LEAGUE The following tournaments and league are sponsored by the City of Victoria. For more information and registration please call Dean at 250.475.7126 or dean.gillis@saanich.ca. South Island Tennis League

April 19 – June 28

City of Victoria Beacon Hill Open

June 15 – 19

City of Victoria Open (national qualifier)

July 6 – 11

City of Victoria Island Open

August 10 – 14


Summer Camps Crystal Camps at a Glance Preschool

Age

Days

Time

Weeks Offered

Location

Beacon Hill Explorers

4–6 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–2 p.m. *

Weekly starting July 4

Crystal Pool/Beacon Hill Park

Price $65/$80

Tennis for Tykes

5–7 yrs

M–F

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Jun 6–22 or Aug 9–24

Crystal Pool/Banfield Park

$70

Outdoor Investigators

5–7 yrs

M–F

12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Jul 18–22, Aug 2–5, Aug 22–26

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$34/$42

Sail – Opti Wet Feet

4–6 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–12 p.m. or 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Jul 4–15, July 18–29, Aug 15–26

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$240

School-Age

Age

Days

Time

Weeks Offered

Location

Price

Junior Summerscope

6–9 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.*

Weekly starting July 4

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$114/$142

Senior Summerscope

9–12 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.*

Jul 11–15 or Aug 8–12

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$142

Jet’in

9–12 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Weekly starting July 4

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$152/$125

Sail – Opti Basic

7–11 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–12 p.m. or 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Biweekly starting July 4

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$270

Sail – Opti Advanced

under 13

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Biweekly starting July 4

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$270

Jet’in Out

11–14 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.*

Jul 11–15 or Aug 8–12

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$195

Arts and Crafts

6–10 yrs

M–F

1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Jul 11–15 or Aug 8–12

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$89

Byte Camp – 3D Animation

10–14 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Aug 29–Sept 2

Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena

$235

Byte Camp - Claymation

9–14 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Jul 18–22

Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena

$235

Byte Camp- Flash Video Game Design

11–14 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Aug 2–5

Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena

$190

Girls Only

9–12 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.*

Jul 4–8, Jul 25–29, or Aug 15–19

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$142

All Out Games

10–14 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.*

Jul 18–22, Aug 2–5 or Aug 22–26

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$120/$150

Kayak Camp – Youth

11–13 yrs

T–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Jul 25–29 or Aug 15–19

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$380

Horseback Riding Half Day Camp

7–13 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Jul 4–8, Jul 18–22, Aug 2–5, Aug 8–12

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$280/$224

Horseback Riding Full Day Camp

7–13 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Jul 4–8, Jul 18–22, Aug 2–5, Aug 8–12

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$504/$403.20

Eli Pasquale B-Ball Camp & Swim

8–14 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Jul 18–22 or Aug 22–26

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$140

Eli Pasquale Half Day B-Ball

6–9 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Jul 18–22 or Aug 22–26

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$100

Eli Pasquale Half Day B-Ball

10–14 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Jul 18–22 or Aug 22–26

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$100

Tennis and Basketball Camp

7–13 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Jul 18–22 or Aug 29–Sept 2

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$160

Tennis Half Day Camps

7–13 yrs

M–F

1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Weekly starting July 4

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$160

Tennis and Swim Camp

7–13 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Weekly starting July 4

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$160/$130

Thrifty Foods Half Day Soccer

6–12 yrs

M–F

1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Aug 8–12 or Aug 29–Sep 2

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$95

Sk8 & Skim

9–12 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Jul 11–15, 25–29 or Jul 26–30

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$142

Swim n’ Splash

6–8 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.*

Jul 5–11 July 25–29, Aug 8–12, Aug 22–26

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$142

Jr. Lifeguard

7–12 yrs

M–F

1 p.m.–5 p.m.

Jul 4–8, July 11–15, Aug 29–Sep 2

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$105

Teen Camps

Age

Days

Time

Weeks Offered

Location

Price

Step Up Youth Leadership Step 1

13–18 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–2 p.m.

July 4–8, July 11–15

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$150

Camp Survivor

11–15 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Weekly starting July 4

Burnside Gorge Community Centre

$155

Jet’in Out

11–14 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.*

July 11–15 or Aug 8–12

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$195

Byte Camp – 3D Animation

10–14 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Aug 29–Sept 2

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

$235

Byte Camp - Claymation

9–14 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Jul 18–22

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

$235

Byte Camp- Flash Video Game Design

11–14 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Aug 2–5

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

$190

All Out Games

10–14 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.*

Jul 18–22, Aug 2–5 or Aug 22–26

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$120/$150

Camoflauge

10–14 yrs

T–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.*

Jul 4–8, July 25–29, or Aug 15–19

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$150

Basic Sail

12 yrs+

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Biweekly starting July 4

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$530

Advanced Sail

12 yrs+

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Biweekly starting July 4

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$530

Kayak – Youth

11–13 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Jul 25–29 or Aug 15–19

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$380

Kayak – Junior (Teen)

14–15 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Aug 8–12

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$400

Eli Pasquale B-Ball Camp & Swim

8–14 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Jul 18–22 or Aug 22–26

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$140

Eli Pasquale Half Day B-Ball

10–14 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Jul 18–22 or Aug 22–26

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$100

Thrifty Foods Soccer

10–13 yrs

M–F

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Jul 11–15

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

$175

* Extended care available for these camps only.

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Summer Camps

Childhood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons. Author Unknown

Preschool Licenced Care/Camps Child Minding

Quality child-care with crafts, creative play and painting so that you can relax and enjoy the many activities that Crystal Pool offers. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 12/$50 34826 M Apr 4–Jul 4 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m. 34827 M Apr 4–Jul 4 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. 34828 T Apr 5–Jun 21 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m. 34829 T Apr 5–Jun 21 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. 34830 W Apr 6–Jun 22 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m. 34831 W Apr 6–Jun 22 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. 34832 T Apr 7–Jun 23 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m. 34833 T Apr 7–Jun 23 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. 34834 F Apr 8–Jun 24 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m. 34835 F Apr 8–Jun 24 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

FGCA Moss Rock Preschool

Moss Rock Preschool is offered at the Fairfield Gonzales Community Association from September to June. Join our qualified ECE teacher in a child-led program offering nature based learning, social skills development and positive instruction. Your child must be toilet trained. Please call 250.382.2065 for registration information. Fairfield Community Place 34674 M,W,F or T,Th

9 a.m.–11 a.m.

Little Acorn Licensed Childcare Centre

Oaklands Neighbourhood House has Opened! We have expanded our Community Centre to include another facility which will offer new options in child care to better serve those living in our area. Little Acorn Care Centre offers affordable full and part time quality care in a loving environment. For more information, please contact Oaklands Community Centre at 250.370.9101 or check our website www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com for news and updates. Oaklands Neighborhood House 34405 M–F Oct 1–Sep 29

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7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Preschool at Burnside Gorge Community Centre

Help your child learn the skills needed to make a smooth transition to kindergarten. The curriculum includes the elements that are recommended for encouraging early childhood development. Our preschool includes areas for circle time, group play, learning stations, arts and crafts. Mondays to Fridays 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Sept–June. Call 250.388.5251 ext 232 for availability and prices.

Pro D Day Camps

Subsidy is accepted. A day off of school = fun at Oaklands Community Centre! While the teachers are stuck in school, why not spend the day with us? Swimming, skating, hiking, sports, special guests, these are just a few of the activities that our amazing staff offer to make this the best day off yet! Don’t miss out on the fun! Sign up today! Oaklands Community Centre 1/$30 33045 F May 20 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 33046 Th Jun 30 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Sportball – Multi-Sport Camp (3–5 & 6–9 yrs) Multi-Sport programs focus on skill development in 8 popular sports: football, soccer, hockey, baseball, basketball, tennis, volleyball and golf. Participants learn, rehearse, and refine sports skills in a positive, encouraging, and non-competitive atmosphere. Programs are carefully designed to focus on the child’s gross motor development. Through creative instruction, customized sports equipment and positive encouragement, children develop balance, strength, coordination, stamina, and timing. 3–5 yrs Burnside Campus 5/$125 35092 M–F Jul 11–15 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

6–9 yrs Burnside Campus 5/$125 35093 M–F Jul 11–15 1 p.m.–4 p.m.


Summer Camps Outdoor Pursuits Sail–Wet Feet (4–6 yrs)

Introduce your child to the joys of sailing. This course is designed for little sailors wanting to learn about sea life, sailing, salt water, and fun! Small class sizes with certified instructors.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 10/$240 34192 M–F Jul 4–15 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 34193 M–F Jul 4–15 1 p.m.–4 p.m. 34194 M–F Jul 18–29 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 34195 M–F Jul 18–29 1 p.m.–4 p.m. 34196 M–F Aug 15–26 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 34197 M–F Aug 15–26 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Child Licensed Care/Camps Arts and Crafts Camp (6–10 yrs)

This is the camp for those who love to do arts and crafts. Each day will feature a new art project and the week will end off with an art show of all the creations that have been completed that week. Come and join the fun!

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$89 34744 M–F Jul 11–15 1 p.m.–4 p.m. 34745 M–F Aug 8–12 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Beacon Hill Explorers (4–6 yrs) ‘And the Mysteries of the Notorious Nine’. An action packed first-time camp experience for children held in Beacon Hill Park where children can explore and enjoy outdoor creative play. Join us and sing songs, play games and create magical crafts! Class held at Beacon Hill Park Play Area. Register at Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre.

Ch.3 – The Majorly Messy Msters Beacon Hill Park 5/$80 34751 M–F Jul 18–22 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Ch. 4 – The Wacky Water Woods Beacon Hill Park 5/$80 34752 M–F Jul 25–29 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Ch. 5 – The Mysteriously Magical Mystery Beacon Hill Park 4/$65 34753 T–F Aug 2–5 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Ch. 6 – The Stupendously Super Superheroes Beacon Hill Park 5/$80 34754 M–F Aug 8–12 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Ch. 7 – The Hootin’ Hollerin’ Holidays Beacon Hill Park 5/$80 34755 M–F Aug 15–19 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Ch. 8 – The Jumpin’, Jugglin’, Jungle Cruise Beacon Hill Park 5/$80 34756 M–F Aug 22–26 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Ch. 9 – The Ridiculous Rotating Robots Beacon Hill Park 5/$80 34757 M–F Aug 29–Sep 2 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Beacon Hill Before & After Care Camp

Fee includes before care 8 a.m.–9 a.m. and after care 2 p.m.–3 p.m. Before/after care cannot be pro-rated. Beacon Hill Park 5/$35 35250 M–F Jul 4–8 8 a.m.–9 a.m./2 p.m.–3 p.m. 35251 M–F Jul 11–15 8 a.m.–9 a.m./2 p.m.–3 p.m. 35252 M–F Jul 18–22 8 a.m.–9 a.m./2 p.m.–3 p.m. 35253 M–F Jul 25–29 8 a.m.–9 a.m./2 p.m.–3 p.m.

Since 2002, the World Health Organization has promoted Move for Health Day (MFHD) as a global day of physical activity. This year, get moving on May 10, 2011. We’re making it easy with $2 admission on all drop-in sessions at Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre.

Beacon Hill Park 4/$28 35254 T–F Aug 2–5 8 a.m.–9 a.m./2 p.m.–3 p.m. Beacon Hill Park 5/$35 35255 M–F Aug 8–12 8 a.m.–9 a.m./2 p.m.–3 p.m. 35256 M–F Aug 15–19 8 a.m.–9 a.m./2 p.m.–3 p.m. 35257 M–F Aug 22–26 8 a.m.–9 a.m./2 p.m.–3 p.m. 35258 M–F Aug 29–Sep 2 8 a.m.–9 a.m./2 p.m.–3 p.m.

Ch.1 – The Newly Named Ninjas Beacon Hill Park 5/$80 34749 M–F Jul 4–8 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Ch.2 – The Perfectly Particular Pirates Beacon Hill Park 5/$80 34750 M–F Jul 11–15 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Creating a Better World a world of FUN, a world of ADVENTURE, a world of FRIENDSHIP for boys and girls 5+ Find a group near your! Visit www.scouts.ca or call 1-888-SCOUTS-NOW

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Summer Camps Before Camp with Fairfield Gonzales Community Association

For caregivers requiring additional childcare before our day camp hours we will be offering before camp care from 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Registration for these spaces is limited. Call 250.382.4604 ext 105. Also please note that families new to FGCA childcare programs are required to pay a one time administration fee of $30. Check out our website for more camp details and download our registration package www.fairfieldcommunity.ca Fairfield Community Place 5/$40 34666 M–F Jul 4–8 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. 34667 M–F Jul 11–15 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. 34668 M–F Jul 18–22 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. 34669 M–F Jul 25–29 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Fairfield Community Place 4/$35 34670 T–F Aug 2–5 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Fairfield Community Place 5/$40 34671 M–F Aug 8–12 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. 34672 M–F Aug 15–19 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. 34673 M–F Aug 22–26 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Burnside Fun N Sun Camp (5–11 yrs) The Burnside Fun N Sun specialty camps run throughout the summer. We provide licensed care for children ages 5–11. Register for the week or for the whole summer. Regular Camp hours are 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Before and after care is available 7:30–8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Fees include all admissions, transportation, a daily snack, and a camp T-shirt. Call 250.388.5251 ext.232 for more information. Art Attack Burnside Gorge Community Centre and Campus 5/$145 35115 M–F Jul 4–8 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Eco Exploration Burnside Gorge Community Centre and Campus 5/$145 35116 M–F Jul 11–15 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Animal Kingdom Burnside Gorge Community Centre and Campus 5/$145 35117 M–F Jul 18–22 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Burnside Gorge Out of School Care Program We provide quality child care programs for school-aged children attending Tillicum and Quadra Elementary Schools. Extra care is available on pro-d days and school breaks. Call 250.388.5251 ext.232 for more details.

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Seven Seas Burnside Gorge Community Centre and Campus 5/$145 35118 M–F Jul 25–29 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Take a Hike-Let’s Get Active Burnside Gorge Community Centre and Campus 4/$145 35119 T–F Aug 2–5 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Heroes Burnside Gorge Community Centre and Campus 5/$145 35120 M–F Aug 8–12 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Blast from The Past Burnside Gorge Community Centre and Campus 5/$145 35121 M–F Aug 15–19 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Telling Tales Burnside Campus 5/$145 35122 M–F Aug 22–26 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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Before & After Care Camp (6–12 yrs)

Fee includes Before Care 8 a.m.–9 a.m. and After Care 4 p.m.–5 p.m. care. Before/after camp care cannot be prorated.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$30 34758 M–F Jul 4–8 8 a.m.–9 a.m., 4 p.m.–5 p.m. 34759 M–F Jul 11–15 8 a.m.–9 a.m., 4 p.m.–5 p.m. 34760 M–F Jul 18–22 8 a.m.–9 a.m., 4 p.m.–5 p.m. 34761 M–F Jul 25–29 8 a.m.–9 a.m., 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 4/$24 34762 T–F Aug 2–5 8 a.m.–9 a.m., 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$30 34763 M–F Aug 8–12 8 a.m.–9 a.m., 4 p.m.–5 p.m. 34764 M–F Aug 15–19 8 a.m.–9 a.m., 4 p.m.–5 p.m. 34765 M–F Aug 22–26 8 a.m.–9 a.m., 4 p.m.–5 p.m. 34766 M–F Aug 29–Sep 2 8 a.m.–9 a.m., 4 p.m.–5 p.m.

Byte Camp – 3D Animation (11–14 yrs) Dreaming of a career with PIXAR? Ever wonder how those wonderful 3D animated movies like Shrek, Toy Story and The Incredibles are made? Spend the week learning how by modelling, animating and telling your own stories in 3D. You’ll use wonderful (and free!) 3D software to design characters that jump off the screen and then make them come alive by adding voices, soundtracks and completing your own animated short film. Final projects will be posted on-line and sent home on USB Sticks to show off to friends and family. Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre 5/$235 35219 M–F Aug 29–Sep 2 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Byte Camp – Flash Video Game Design (11–14 yrs) Create your own wacky characters, cool game play and fun levels in your very own online game! Students will start the week making short animated films, and each day new programming skills will be taught to help them make the animations interactive. The final project is a video game built from scratch that will go online! Have a look at www.bytecamp.ca for hundreds of great games from previous years! Lots of time during the week is devoted to outdoor activities so that your child is fresh for new challenges. Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre 4/$190 35223 M–F Aug 2–5 9 a.m.–3 p.m.


Summer Camps Byte Camp – Claymation Movie Production (9–12 yrs)

Make you own clay characters come to life, just like Wallace and Gromit! Participants will get to build their own clay characters, sets and props; develop their own script; shoot their movie scenes; and then learn to edit and add sounds and special effects to complete the whole project. Completed projects are posted online at www.bytecamp.ca and USB sticks sent home at the end of summer. Don’t worry parents, there will be plenty of time devoted to outdoor games and activities! Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre 5/$235 35222 T–F Jul 18–22 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Outdoor InvestiGators (4–6 yrs)

Outdoor InvestiGators is inviting pre-school campers to explore the world around them through hands-on, outdoor, experiential learning. Campers will join our Camp Leaders in fun games, learning about the outdoors, and their journeys into Central Park, as well as other exciting places.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$42 34741 M–F Jul 18–22 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 4/$34 34742 T–F Aug 2–5 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$42 34743 M–F Aug 22–26 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Camp Sunburst – Licensed Camp

Join us at the Fairfield Gonzales Community Association for our licensed Camp Suburst. The FGCA is offering spectacular camps this summer for children ages 5–12 years: Camp Subeam (5–8 years) and Camp Sushine (8–12 years). Our Camp Suburst day camp operates from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Before Camp is available from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 am. Space is limited and children will be enrolled on a first come first serve basis. Children must have completed Kindergarten to attend our camp. Families who are new to the FGCA are required to pay a one time $30 administration fee. Only completed packages with payment in full will be processed. Please visit www.fairfieldcommunity.ca for your registration package and further details. Welcome to the Jungle (5–8 yrs) Fairfield Community Place 5/$180 34642 M–F Jul 4–8 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Kids in the Kitchen (5–8 yrs) Fairfield Community Place 5/$175 34646 M–F Aug 2–8 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sun, Sand and Water (5–8 yrs) Fairfield Community Place 4/$180 34647 T–F Aug 9–12 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Top Hats and Acrobats (5–8 yrs) Fairfield Community Place 5/$180 34648 M–F Aug 15–19 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sizzlin’ Summer Favourites (5–8 yrs) Fairfield Community Place 5/$180 34649 M–F Aug 22–26 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

H2O So Cool (8–12 yrs) Fairfield Community Place 5/$180 34650 M–F Jul 4 –8 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Tacky Tourists (8–12 yrs) Fairfield Community Place 5/$180 34651 M–F Jul 11–15 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Kids Go Green (8–12 yrs) Fairfield Community Place 5/$180 34652 M–F Jul 18–22 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Kids in the Kitchen (8–12 yrs) Fairfield Community Place 5/$180 34653 M–F Jul 25–29 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Lights, Camera, Action (8–12 yrs) Fairfield Community Place 5/$175 34654 M–F Aug 2–8 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Leaders In Training (8–12 yrs) Fairfield Community Place 4/$180 34655 T–F Aug 9–12 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Camperships Camperships are funds that have been set aside to help subsidize camp programs for children. They are made available by donations from the public and program revenue set specifically for camperships. We would like to make our camp experiences more accessible to all children. For more information or to apply for a campership, please speak to our front desk staff at Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre.

Fashion Designers (8–12 yrs) Fairfield Community Place 5/$180 34656 M–F Aug 15–19 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sizzlin’ Summer Favourites (8–12 yrs) Fairfield Community Place 5/$180 34657 M–F Aug 22–26 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Girls Only Camp (9–12yrs) This exciting week is filled with pyjama parties, hip hop dance, Mac make up tours, beading necklaces the outdoors and exciting trips. There is no limit to the fun you can have so come on out. Our leaders won’t steal all the fun, take part in planning the excitement. Girls only! Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$142 34746 M–F Jul 4–8 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34747 M–F Jul 25–29 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34748 M,T,Th,F Aug 15–19 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Enchanted (5–8 yrs) Fairfield Community Place 5/$180 34643 M–F Jul 11–15 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Kids Go Green (5–8 yrs) Fairfield Community Place 5/$180 34644 M–F Jul 18–22 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Galaxy Quest (5–8 yrs) Fairfield Community Place 5/$180 34645 M–F Jul 25–29 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Summer Camps Jetin’ (9–12 yrs) Guaranteed to thrill and challenge youth. Get on board and go kayaking, water skiing, rock climbing and more! Each week is a new plan and a new adventure! Kayaking, Rollerblading and Archery Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$152 35062 M–F Jul 4–8 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Tubing, Golfing and Cardboard Boat Derby Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$152 35063 M–F Jul 18–22 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Rockclimbing, Frisbee Golf and Fuller Lake Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$152 35064 M–F Jul 25–29 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Skimboarding, Bowling and Beach party Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 4/$125 35065 T–F Aug 2–5 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Tree go, Golfing, Skating and Ultimate Frisbee Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$152 35066 M–F Aug 15–19 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Tubing, Rockclimbing, amd Skate Park Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$152 35067 M–F Aug 22–26 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Skimboarding, Mini Golf and Carnival Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$152 35068 M–F Aug 29–Sep 2 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Jetin’ Out (11–14 yrs) Two night camping trips guaranteed to thrill and challenge youth. Get on board to enjoy a great camping experience for first timers and youth that have camped previously. Strathcona Camping, Climbing, High Ropes Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$195 34776 M–F Jul 11–15 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Tofino Camping, Surfing, Hiking Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$195 34777 M–F Aug 8–12 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Junior Summerscope Day Camp (6–9 yrs)

Add some sizzle to your summer! This camp offers a variety of activities that will provide excitement along with games, crafts and swimming! Explore your city and surrounding areas on our Camp Bus. We get out and stay out with plenty of outdoor activities and water-based adventures! Make new friends and great memories of your summer holidays!

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$142 34767 M–F Jul 4 –8 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34768 M–F Jul 11–15 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34769 M–F Jul 18–22 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34770 M–F Jul 25–29 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 4/$114 34771 T–F Aug 2–5 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$142 34772 M–F Aug 8–12 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34773 M–F Aug 15–19 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34774 M–F Aug 22–26 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34775 M–F Aug 29–Sep 2 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Horseback Riding (7–13 yrs) Interested in learning how to horseback ride or would you like to refresh your skills? Learn to ride at Westside Stables on safe, experienced school horses with qualified instructors. Learn horsemanship, safety around horses and the basics of riding in an indoor and outdoor riding facility. Please wear boots with a heel, bike helmet and dress in layers. (Boots and helmets are available to loan.) Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 34056 M–F Jul 4–8 34057 M–F Jul 18–22 34058 T–F Aug 2–5 34059 M–F Aug 8–12

5/$280 or 4/$224 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 34060 M–F Jul 4–8 34061 M–F Jul 18–22 34062 T–F Aug 2–5 34063 M–F Aug 8–12

5/$504 or 4/$403 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 9 a.m.–4 p.m.


Summer Camps Kayak – Youth Kayak Camp (11–13 yrs)

Over five days, you’ll learn how to paddle a sea kayak, Olympic style kayak and white-water kayak. Participants will explore the waterways and shorelines in the area. Safety, skill and lots of fun are the focus of this program! ‘The best camp ever...’ No previous experience is required.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$380 34153 M–F Jul 25–29 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$380 34431 M–F Aug 15–19 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Oaklands Spring Break Camp (5–12 yrs)

Join us for our action packed 2 weeks of spring break camp. Each day will be spent doing sports and crafts or heading out on a fun field trip. We will provide an afternoon snack everyday to ensure energy levels stay high. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Register for one or two weeks.

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Sail – Basic (12 yrs and up)

(Previously White Sail I, II, III) The Canadian Yachting Association accredited Basic Sailing Course for new sailors or those with some sailing experience. Sailors will learn the basics of sailing in our Club Flying Junior sailboats covering the three White Sail Levels. The includes safety, crewing, skippering, terminology, and knots. Three students to a boat creates teamwork in a fun, safe, and socially rewarding environment. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 10/$530 34168 M–F Jul 4–15 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34169 M–F Jul 18–29 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34170 M–F Aug 1–12 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34171 M–F Aug 15–26 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sail – Opti Basic (7–11 yrs)

This program introduces children to sailing in a fun-oriented environment. The 7' Optimist dinghy provides the platform for students to work through five different levels of achievement. Students progress through the Scallywag, first-mate and pirate levels. With two sailors per boat, children work on the basics of sailing in a confident and enjoyable atmosphere. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 10/$270 34184 M–F Jul 4–15 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 34185 M–F Jul 4–15 1 p.m.–4 p.m. 34186 M–F Jul 18–29 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 34187 M–F Jul 18–29 1 p.m.–4 p.m. 34188 M–F Aug 1–12 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 34189 M–F Aug 1–12 1 p.m.–4 p.m. 34190 M–F Aug 15–26 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 34191 M–F Aug 15–26 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Sail – Opti Advanced (under 13 years)

Learn how to single-hand a boat and sail all by yourself. Young sailors continue to develop basic sailing skills learned in Opti Basic as well as develop more advanced skills into their sailing with more independence.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$270 34178 M–F Jul 4–8 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34179 M–F Jul 11–15 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34180 M–F Jul 25–29 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34181 M–F Aug 1–5 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34182 M–F Aug 15–19 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34183 M–F Aug 22–26 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sk8 & Skim Camp (9–12 yrs)

This combination camp doubles your boarding pleasure by including a half day of lessons, games and free skating at the park and then it’s off to Willows beach for some skim boarding. Swimming at Crystal Pool is also an option. Helmets are mandatory and other safety gear is recommended.

Vic West Park 5/$142 35085 M–F Jul 11–15 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35086 M–F Jul 25–29 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35088 M–F Aug 8–12 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35089 M–F Aug 22–26 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sr. Summerscope Day Camp (9–12 yrs)

For graduated Junior Summerscope campers and new campers alike, you will enjoy this unique daycamp experience. This camp will get the campers out and about thrilling them with new experiences along with games, crafts and swimming! Explore your city and surrounding areas on our Camp Bus. We get out and stay out with plenty of outdoor activities and water based adventures! Make new friends and great memories of your summer holidays!

Early bird discount for sailing and kayaks camps register prior to April 14th

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$142 35076 M–F Jul 11–15 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35077 M–F Aug 8–12 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Swim n’ Splash (6–8 yrs)

This combination camp allows kids to get a leg up on their swimming certification by combining day camp with a 1 hour swimming lesson from our qualified instructors each day and then get exclusive use of our giant green waterslide and other swim toys afterwards.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$142 35069 M–F Jul 5–11 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Cen tre 5/$142 35070 M–F Jul 25–29 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Summer Camps The Perfect Pro Day, Mom (6–12 yrs) We have the perfect Pro Day journey planned for your enjoyment. We’ll visit the movie theatre, have pizza delivered and swim in the afternoon. Arts and Crafts, games and lunch included! this is a brand new program at Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$30 34707 F May 20 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Summer Camp – Oaklands Summer in the City 2011

Oaklands Summer in the City 2011–The best kept secret to a really cool summer. Come spend the eight weeks of summer with our amazing staff. Games, crafts, out-trips and special guests. This will be a summer to remember. A registered summer day camp for kids aged 5 to 12, registration is on a weekly basis and begins Monday, May 16 at 9 a.m. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Call 250.370.9101 to register.

Oaklands Community Centre 5/$165 34450 M–F Jul 25–29 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Master Chefs Oaklands Community Centre 4/$132 34451 T–F Aug 2–5 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Splish Splash Oaklands Community Centre 5/$165 34452 M–F Aug 8–12 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Lights Camera Action! Oaklands Community Centre 5/$165 34453 M–F Aug 15–19 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Anything Goes Oaklands Community Centre 5/$165 34454 M–F Aug 22–26 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Sports Eli Pasquale Half Day Basketball Camp

Oaklands Community Centre 4/$132 34439 T–F Jul 5–8 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Where great basketball begins! We’ve been conducting basketball camps since 1985 and strive to provide a great experience that emphasizes skill development and team play. Daily games played on the Basketball Court at Central Park. Players receive an Eli Pasquale basketball T-shirt.

Superheroes Week

Youth 6–9 yrs

Sunrays 5–7 yrs Summer Safari

Oaklands Community Centre 5/$165 34440 M–F Jul 11–15 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

A Day at the Beach Oaklands Community Centre 5/$165 34441 M–F Jul 18–22 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Tiny Time Travellers Oaklands Community Centre 5/$165 34442 M–F Jul 25–29 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Little Chefs Oaklands Community Centre 4/$132 34443 T–F Aug 2–5 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Under The Sea Oaklands Community Centre 5/$165 34444 M–F Aug 9–12 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Mucking Around Oaklands Community Centre 5/$165 34445 M–F Aug 15–19 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Anything Goes Oaklands Community Centre 5/$165 34446 M–F Aug 22–26 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Stingrays 8–12 yrs Lost in the Amazon Oaklands Community Centre 4/$132 34447 T–F Jul 5–8 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Mission Impossible Oaklands Community Centre 5/$165 34448 M–F Jul 11–15 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Beach Bums Oaklands Community Centre 5/$165 34449 M–F Jul 18–22 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

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Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre/Central Park 5/$100 34378 M–F Jul 18–22 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 34380 M–F Aug 22–26 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Youth 10–14 yrs Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre/Central Park 5/$100 34379 M–F Jul 18–22 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 34381 M–F Aug 22–26 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Eli Pasquale B-Ball Camp and Swim (8–14 yrs) Where great basketball begins! Have fun, learn and develop. We have been conducting b-ball camps since 1985 and strive to provide a great summer experience on the basketball court at Central Park. Daily games, plenty of skill development drills and fun! Players receive an Eli Pasquale basketball jersey. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre/Central Park 5/$140 34376 M–F Jul 18–22 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34377 M–F Aug 22–26 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Grand Slam Golf and Tennis Camp

Grand Slam Golf and Tennis is a new and exciting first touch introduction to the sports. Each sport has colourful, modified to child size equipment, and targets. Coupled with exciting team games and group lessons; making G/S the most enjoyable way for young athletes to learn. Delivered by CPGA professionals and Tennis Canada instructors G/S assures proper technique and quality instruction, taught in an easy to understand way. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre/Oaklands Park 5/$99 35132 M–F Jul 18–22 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 35579 M–F Aug 22–26 9 a.m.–12 p.m.


Summer Camps Tennis, B-Ball and Swim Camp (7–13 yrs)

From the Tennis Court to the Central Park Basketball Court this Sport Camp is for all you basketball and tennis enthusiasts or for those who want to try these fun sports for the first time. Each day will also finish up with a cool swim.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre/Central Park 5/$160 34382 M–F Jul 11–15 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34383 M–F Aug 29–Sep 2 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Thrifty Foods Full Day Soccer Camp (10–13 yrs) This season join Brett Hyslop and Steph Steiner from Thrifty’s World Cup Soccer at the Artificial Field at Topaz Park. This one week full day camp for 10–13 year olds will include instruction, games and great activities. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre/Topaz Park 5/$175 34473 M–F Jul 11–15 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Thrifty Foods Half Day Soccer Camp (6–12 yrs) Join National level coaches Brett Hyslop and Steph Steiner for an exciting half day week of soccer instruction and games for boys and girls. Please bring lunch, water bottle, hat and Suscreen. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre/Topaz Park 5/$95 34474 M–F Aug 8–12 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. 34475 M–F Aug 29–Sep 2 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Teen Licensed Care/Camps All Out Games Camp (10–14 yrs)

Sick of playing sports? We play outside the box games 24/7 in this camp. Paintball Style Dodgeball, Gauntlet, Attack and Defend, Master Sensei and of course the most awesome of them all, Marshmallow Wars. Come get some exercise in disguise and stop worrying about scoring goals! Swimming games included in the pool.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$150 35082 M–F Jul 18–22 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 4/$120 35083 T–F Aug 2–5 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$150 35084 M–F Aug 22–26 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Camouflage Camp (10–14 yrs) Stop playing video games, get off the couch and get outside and play all your favourite Strategy games for real like Manhunt, Bounty Hunter, Trailblazers, Ambush, Wilderness Parkour, and of course Capture the Flag. Walkie talkies and Nerf Guns, you got it. Come play. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$150 35079 M–F Jul 4–8 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35080 M–F Jul 25–29 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35081 M–F Aug 15–19 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Camp Survivor Series – Spring (11–15 ys) These camps are packed with exciting activities and may include rock climbing, paintball, zip-lines, laser tag, swimming and more! If you are looking for adventure and fun, this is the camp that won’t let you down. Email or call for more information: adam@burnsidegorge.ca or call 250.388.5251 ext. 254/255. Burnside Gorge Community Centre 5/$155 32687 M–F Mar 14–18 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 32687 M–F Mar 21–25 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Camp Survivor Summer Camp at Burnside The camp is packed with exciting activities such as; rock climbing, paintball, zip-lines, kayaking, lazer tag, swimming and more! If you are looking for a summer full of adventure and fun, this is the camp that won’t let you down. Can’t make it to a whole week? That’s fine, you can register by the day too ($155/wk or $35/day). Register early, as spaces are limited. Email or call for more information: adam@burnsidegorge.ca or 250.388.5251 ext. 254/255. Burnside Gorge Community Centre 5/$155 35124 M–F Jul 4–8 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35125 M–F Jul 11–15 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35126 M–F Jul 18–22 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35127 M–F Jul 25–29 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35128 T–F Aug 2–5 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35129 M–F Aug 8–12 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35130 M–F Aug 15–19 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35131 M–F Aug 22–26 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35133 M–F Aug 29–Sep 2 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Drawing and Painting For Teens (12–15 yrs) Looking for some summer fun learning about various drawing and painting techniques? Students will explore their own projects on paper with inks, watercolors and various other drawing mediums. Material list will be given at time of registration. Bring your lunch. Instructor Alesha Davies Fowlie.

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Learn about the butterfly gardens and garden courses and workshops. All parks, canoe/kayak launches, tennis courts, spray parks, skate parks, dogs off leash areas and community centres are shown on insert map.

Oaklands Neighborhood House 3/$75 34336 T,W,Th Jul 12–14 12 p.m.–3 p.m. 34337 T,W,Th Aug 23–25 12 p.m.–3 p.m.

Explorer Kayak Camp (16–17 yrs)

This five-day program offers an extended four-day, overnight kayak camping trip to Portland Island (Princess Margaret Marine Park) in the beautiful Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. We will paddle along arbutus studded coastlines, beautiful sand beaches, rugged cliffs, and numerous islands and islets of the Gulf Islands marine ecosystem. Portland Island contains shell beaches and middens, indicating historical use of the island by First Nations people and fruit trees and garden plants which signify past settlement by Hawaiian immigrants in the 1880s. (Ocean River Sports)

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$420 34304 M–F Jul 11–15 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Summer Camps Junior (Teen) Kayak Camp (14–15 yrs) Over five days, you’ll learn how to paddle a sea kayak, then use your skills on a three day (two night) kayak camping trip to the beautiful Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Kayaking is one of the best ways to visit this area featuring sandy spits, arbutus studded coastlines and numerous islands and islets. Safety, skills and lots of fun are the focus of this program. No experience is required. Led by certified guides. (Ocean River Sports) (Overnights August 10 and 11) Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$400 34135 M–F Aug 8–12 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sail – Advanced (12 yrs+)

Advanced Sailing for those who have finished White Sail III using Club 420 sailboats. Bronze Sail IV and V Skills will include the challenge of Spinnaker and Trapeze work, sail theory, advanced boat handling, and basic boat maintenance.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 10/$530 34164 M–F Jul 4–15 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34165 M–F Jul 18–29 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34166 M–F Aug 1–12 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

“I’ve always dreamed of playing soccer with my friend Emily. Mom says its not a good time, maybe next year...”

Close to one in five children live on or below the poverty line in the Capital Regional District. Thanks to KidSport, many of these kids have been able to enjoy a season of sport and commraderie with their friends. More than 20,000 individuals have benefited from KidSport investments, but many more could use our help.

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Preschool Programs

Arts – Creative and Performing Baby Sings (0–2 yrs) Bond with your child through song, rhyme, touch, and movement in a creative class with puppets, bells, and drums. Maximum 8 participants. Register by preceding Friday (Mar 18, Apr 22, May 27, Jul 1) Fernwood Community Centre Tuesdays Mar 22–Apr 19 Apr 26–May 24 May 31–June 28 July 5–Aug 2

$45/5 sessions 9:30 a.m.–10 a.m. 9:30 a.m.–10 a.m. 9:30 a.m.–10 a.m. 9:30 a.m.–10 a.m.

Creative Dance & Movement (3–5 yrs)

Get ready to move! This class will combine elements of jazz and ballet to introduce preschoolers to all the different ways their bodies can move to music. Little dancers will use their imaginations and their sense of rhythm as we spend time learning some ballet and jazz basics, and then let loose and dance! Oaklands Neighborhood House 6/$30 34281 S Mar 19–Apr 30 9:30 a.m.–10 a.m. Oaklands Neighborhood House 8/$40 34282 S May 7–Jun 25 9:30 a.m.–10 a.m.

Tiny Toes Ballet (3–5 yrs)

An introductory dance class for the first time tiny dancer. Learn rhythm, coordination, balance, jumping, skipping, basic ballet positions and movements. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 6/$42 34682 S Apr 9–May 14 11 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 34681 S May 21–Jun 25 11 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Tot Sings (2–4 yrs)

Come and enjoy with your toddler the joy of music and movement including singing songs, rhymes, bells, puppets, and drums. Maximum 8 participants. Register by preceding Friday (Mar 18, Apr 22, May 27, Jul 1)

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Fernwood Community Centre 5/$45 Tuesdays Mar 22–Apr 19 10 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Apr 26–May 24 10 a.m.–10:30 a.m. May 31–June 28 10 a.m.–10:30 a.m. July 5–Aug 2 10 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Family and Child Music Experience (3–5 yrs) Explore the world of music through song, movement, and the introduction of instruments (piano, ukulele, and d-jembe drum). Maximum 8 participants. Register by preceding Friday (Mar 18, Apr 22, May 27, Jul 1) Fernwood Community Centre 5/$50 Tuesdays Mar 22–Apr 19 10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Apr 26–May 24 10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m. May 31–June 28 10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m. July 5–Aug 2 10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Get Ready to Rock – Baby Rock (0–2 yrs)

Come alive with the sounds of music. These programs focus on rhythm instruments such as drums, castanets, maracas, tambourines and bells combined with creative movement props like puppets, scarves, ribbons and beanbags. Great introduction to the world of music!

James Bay Community School Centre 7/$35 33837 T Apr 19–May 31 12:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

James Bay Community School Centre 6/$30 33847 F Apr 8–May 20 10:30 a.m.–11 a.m.

Tiny Toes Ballet Intermediate (5–7 yrs)

James Bay Community School Centre 4/$20 33907 F May 27–Jun 17 10:30 a.m.–11 a.m.

For those of you looking to advance to the next level. Learn rhythm, coordination, balance, jumping, skipping, basic positions and movements.

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 6/$30 34688 T Apr 12–May 17 10:30 a.m.–11 a.m. 34689 T May 24–Jun 28 10:30 a.m.–11 a.m.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 6/$42 34684 S Apr 9–May 14 11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. 34685 S May 21–Jun 25 11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

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Preschool Programs Get Ready to Rock – Tot Rock (2–4 yrs)

A parent participation class bringing music, movement and fun together. You and your child will sing, dance and play to rhythms and music created with live percussion instruments and stand up bass. Join us and learn new ways to shake, rattle and roll!

James Bay Community School Centre 6/$50 33908 F Apr 8–May 20 11 a.m.–11:45 a.m. James Bay Community School Centre 4/$34 33912 F May 27–Jun 17 11 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

Music Sampler (3–5 yrs) We will explore musical activities, songs, musical instruments, dance movement, dramatic play and storytelling. New instrumental family introduced each week. Fee includes all course materials. James Bay Community School Centre 6/$50 33899 F Apr 8–May 20 11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. James Bay Community School Centre 4/$34 33900 F May 27–Jun 17 11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 6/$50 34692 T Apr 12–May 17 11:15 a.m.–2 p.m. 34693 T May 24–Jun 28 11:15 a.m.–12 p.m.

Mum and Tum

Connecting with your baby through song. Teach your child songs while in the tummy and prepare him for a musical life. A wonderful way to connect with other mommies and develop a network of like minded friends and support system. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 6/$30 34696 T Apr 12–May 17 9:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m. 34697 T May 24–Jun 28 9:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Little Artists (3–5 yrs) Little ones can be artists too in this fun filled introductory art class. Each week we will explore paints, sculpture, printing and much more! Instructor Andrea Soos. Oaklands Community Centre 6/$65 34291 T Apr 5–May 10 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m. 34292 T May 17–Jun 21 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m.

Mother Goose (birth–3 yrs)

Join us for an hour of songs, stories and finger puppet play in a relaxed environment. Learn a new way to interact with your young child and help develop your child’s early literacy skills. Following circle time we will have a snack and free play followed in the family centre. This program is best suited to little ones from newborn to 3 years of age. Call 250.388.5251 ext. 248 for more information. There will be no program on stat holidays. Burnside Gorge Community Centre Free 35005 M Mar 28–Aug 29 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Parent and Child Mother Goose

Music, stories, and fun for you and your little one. This eight week program encourages child development through music and attachment parenting. Registration is required. This program is offered in partnership with Success by 6 South Vancouver Island. This program is offered periodically throughout the year; call us at 250.381.1552 for information and to register. Register by March 4. Fernwood Community Centre Free/ Registered Program Th Mar 10–Apr 28 9:30 a.m. –10:30 a.m.

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Music Together®The Joy of Family Music

Music Together® is an internationally recognized mixed-age program for children from birth to five and their parent/caregivers. Through a combination of adult participation, improvisation, music immersion, and playful activities, your child’s natural music development is supported and nurtured. Come PLAY with music! www.musictogethervictoria.com, 250.217.2477 (tuition includes curriculum materials of CD’s, song book and New Family Resource guide) siblings over 9 months at course start are $85. Try out our free demo class. Please register for demo class. Spring Session: Maracas Song Collection Oaklands Community Centre 10/$135 34262 S Apr 10–Jun 19 9:15 a.m.–10 a.m. 34264 S Apr 10–Jun 19 10:15 a.m.–11 a.m. 34265 S Apr 10–Jun 19 11:15 a.m.–-12 p.m. 34263 M Apr 11–Jun 27 9:15 a.m.–10 a.m. 34266 M Apr 11–Jun 27 10:15 a.m.–11 a.m. 34267 M Apr 11–Jun 27 11:15 a.m.–-12 p.m. 34276 Th Apr 14–Jun 16 10 a.m.–10:45 a.m. 34277 Th Apr 14–Jun 16 9 a.m.–9:45 a.m. Oaklands Community Centre 34268 M Apr 4 34269 S Apr 3

Free Demo 10 a.m.–11 a.m. 10 a.m.–11 a.m.

Parent and Tot Crafty Club (3–5 years) This is a Crafty Club designed with parents and their 3–5 year olds in mind. Led by Renee Sala, Director of Crafty School of Art, students will explore colour, texture and pattern using clay, felt/making, print/ making and more! All projects are age-specific and most can be tried at home. There is a $40 supply fee given to instructor. Price is for one parent and one child. $20 for additional children. Oaklands Community Centre 6/$83 34288 M Mar 28–May 9 12:45 p.m.–1:45 p.m. 34289 M May 16–Jun 27 12:45 p.m.–1:45 p.m.


Preschool Programs Piano for Preschoolers (3–5 yrs)

Make your child’s first piano lessons fun. A creative class for parent and child. Children will learn to find notes and play several songs by the end of the course. They will also be taught to read music, play by ear and compose their own songs. For piano rentals please call Pam at 250.474.4455.

Oaklands Neighborhood House 8/$96 34278 S Mar 5–Apr 30 9:30 a.m.–10 a.m. 34279 S May 7–Jun 25 9:30 a.m.–10 a.m.

Toddler Art (2–5 yrs)

Be creative! Each week features a different craft, designed especially for preschoolers. Smocks and soap provided! Please dress children in clothing that can get messy! Parent participation is required.

Burnside Gorge Community Centre Drop-in $2 35048 W Mar 9–Jun 22 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Whitespace Creative Dance

Whitespace Dance presents a class for children who love to move, create, and express themselves. Through imagination, story, drawing, props and music, the children will be encouraged to move their bodies in many different ways. Instructor Leah Wickes creates a positive and nurturing environment for children who love to dance! Creative Dance (3–4 yrs) James Bay Community School Centre 6/$40 33841 W Apr 20–May 25 12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

Creative Dance (4–5 yrs) James Bay Community School Centre 6/$40 33844 W Apr 20–May 25 1:15 p.m.–2 p.m.

Drop-In Centre Saturday Kindergym

Join us for Centre Saturdays at the James Bay Community School Centre. Parents and tots will enjoy spending time together playing on our active equipment and making new friends at kindergym. We also offer, an aerobics class for parents, while we provide child minding for you little ones. Finish off the morning with our family circle time and you will have gotten your families weekend off to a great start. For more information please contact 250.389.1470. James Bay Community School Centre Drop-in $4 or 8/$26 33950 S Apr 2–May 28 9:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

Child Minding Saturday

We’ll watch the kids while you take some time for yourself and enjoy an aerobics class. For more information please contact 250.389.1470. James Bay Community School Centre 4/$15 33952 S Apr 2–23 10:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 33953 S May 7–28 10:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Best Babies

Best Babies is a Pre and Post Natal Outreach Program which aims to improve the health of pregnant women and their babies from the time of pregnancy to when your child is 8 months old. The program provides support around nutrition and lifestyle as well as food and vitamin supplements. This is a free service offered to help women make healthy choices toward having a healthy baby. Fernwood Community Centre Free/ Registered Program W Apr 6–Aug 24 12 p.m.–3 p.m. Th Apr 7–Aug 25 12 p.m.–3 p.m.

Daycare Provider Playgroup (Up to 5 yrs) Join our energetic and dynamic facilitator Bev for this opportunity for daycare providers and young children to meet, socialize and play during scheduled crafts, activities and circle time. Create a master resource binder containing all of the songs/games/ crafts that you and your children may participate in. Bring your own peanut free snack. Coffee and tea available. Punch cards are available. Playgroup cancelled during christmas,spring and summer breaks. Adult/child ratio 1:6 Oaklands Community Centre $2/Child Tuesday Ongoing 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Drop-in Kindergym (Walking–5 yrs)

A time for preschoolers and caregivers to play and learn together in a fun, positive environment. Gym equipment is setup upon which children can explore. Caregiver participation is required. Call specific community centre to confirm program details.

Awesome Mommies Playgroup Spend time with other moms and their children in this relaxed, play atmosphere. For more information about Awesome Mommies see our website at: www.awesomemommies.ca

Drop-in for free at the Fernwood Community Centre Every Monday from April 4–August 29 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Fairfield Community Place 11/$2 34558 M Apr 4–Jun 27 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Drop-in Playgroup (0–5 yrs)

A time for preschoolers and caregivers to play and learn together in a fun, positive environment. Gym equipment and toys are set up for children to explore. Caregiver participation is required. Suggested donation $1 per child. Victoria West Community Centre 9/$1 34632 F Mar 4–Jun 24 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Playground Drop-in at Burnside (3–6 yrs)

Join us for drop-in playtime at Burnside Gorge Community Centre. This playgroup will begin indoors with a snack and some playtime in our family centre then we’ll move outside to our playground. Children aged 3 years and older are best suited to this playgroup, although younger children are welcome. Parent participation is required. In the event of rain, the playgroup will remain indoors for the entire time.

Burnside Gorge Community Centre Free 35295 T Jul 5–Aug 9 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

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Community Hot Lunch An invitation to our community members, families and friends to join us each Monday for a delicious meal at a great price! (No lunch on statutory holidays). $2 for adults and $1 for children.

Burnside Gorge Community Centre Drop-in for $2 or phone 250.388.5251 for more information. Every Monday from 12 p.m.–1 p.m.

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Preschool Programs Oaklands Birthday Parties with Par-T-Perfect Let us organize your birthday party! Oaklands interactive Birthday parties with Par-T-Perfect includes face painting, balloon animals, bouncy castle OR crawl zone, one party leader and room rental at Oaklands Community Centre. For more information or to book a birthday party please call Kristina at 250.386.JUMP (5867)

Family Centre Parent and Tot Drop-in

Parent and Babe Playgroup (Birth to 36 mths) For parents and caregivers with children under 18 months. A program similar to the Parent and Tot play group, but with a focus on our youngest participants. Enjoy a comfortable and relaxed setting where parents and caregivers can nurture their babies through parent discussion, music, and storytelling.

Burnside Gorge Community Centre Free 34974 T Mar 8–Jun 28 10:45 a.m.–12 p.m. 34975 W Mar 9–Jun 29 10:45 a.m.–12 p.m. 34976 Th Mar 10–Jun 23 6 p.m.–7 p.m.

Fernwood Community Centre W Apr 6–Aug 31

Join us for parent and tot time in the Family Centre at Burnside Gorge Community Centre. This is a great time to socialize with other parents while your child enjoys toys and playtime. Coffee, tea, juice and yummy nutritious snacks are provided free of charge. Parent participation is required.

Family Dinner Drop-in (all ages)

Join other folks in our community every Thursday evening for a delicious dinner prepared by staff and volunteers. Your assistance in setting up chairs and cleaning up after dinner will be greatly appreciated. No cost to attend. Donations appreciated. Burnside Gorge Community Centre Free 34980 Th Mar 10–Jun 30 5 p.m.–6 p.m.

Oaklands Neighborhood House Birthday Parties Party it up at our house! Enjoy your birthday party in our child friendly Green Room at the Oaklands Neighborhood House. Call Rena at 250.370.9101 to discuss party rental details.

Kinder Gym/Parent and Tot Time (2-5 yrs)

Join us for an hour of active play in the Burnside Gorge gym. There are ride-on toys, climbers, slides, balls, hoops and various sports equipment. The program includes 30 minutes of free play, 20 minutes of organized games (based on the LEAP/ HOP curriculum) and 10 minutes of circle time. This program is best suited to ages 2–4, though all children under 5 years are welcome. Parent participation is required. Kinder gym is cancelled during spring break. Burnside Campus Free 34996 T Mar 8–Jun 21 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Throw a party your child will remember with Par-T-Perfect! We offer fun, colourful equipment and bubbly enthusiastic party leaders who entertain with games, face painting, balloon animals, and more. Various party themes and inflatable pieces are available. Gym – Burnside Campus (Ages 1–12) Youth Centre – Burnside Gorge Community Centre (Ages 11–15)

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An opportunity for young children and their caregivers to meet and play in an informal atmosphere with toys, books and crafts. Snack provided. Groups may not meet on school holidays and Professional Development Days. Call specific community centre to confirm program details. Fairfield Community Place Free 34564 T,Th Apr 5–Jun 23 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

Parent and Tot Playgroup (Birth to 6 yrs)

Join us for parent and tot time. This is a great time to socialize with other parents while your child enjoys toys and playtime. Snacks are provided free of charge. Parent participation is required.

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Playgroup – Tiny Tykes (Up to 5 yrs)

Join our energetic and dynamic facilitator Bev to give your family the opportunity to meet, socialize and play in an informal, family atmosphere. Bring your own peanut free snack, coffee and tea available. Punch cards are available for $24. There is no playgroup on holidays, spring and summer break.

Oaklands Community Centre $3/Family M,Th,F 9:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Learn For Life Family Clothing Swap

Come to the Place once a month for a family clothing swap. Bring along your beloved but outgrown items to exchange for new duds! Please bring items in clean and gently used condition (no ripped, torn or dirty items). Clothing will only be accepted during the event hours and all remaining items will be removed by end of event for donation to Women in Need. For more information call 250.382.4604 Fairfield Community Place 4/$0 34561 S Apr 2–Jul 9 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

French Playgroup

Parent and Tot Drop-in

Birthday Parties with Par-T-Perfect

By donation/Drop In 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

By donation/Drop in 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

A fun way to introduce French language to preschoolers with songs, rhymes, stories and games. Parent participation required. James Bay Community School Centre 5/$35 33926 M May 30–Jun 27 10 a.m.–11 a.m.

Sports Little Kickers – Taekwondo (4–6 yrs)

Preschoolers will love this fun and educational beginner Taekwondo class. Through exciting games and activities the little ones will learn basic coordination and spatial awareness, concepts of such life skills as confidence, integrity and perseverance, and of course basic fundamentals of Taekwondo. Monthly registration is available upon inquiry at reception.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 11/$75 34700 T Apr 7–Jun 16 5:30 p.m.–6:15 p.m.

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Preschool Programs Sportball – Junior (16–24 months) This program is a perfect introduction to Sportball. Children and parents participate in sports, creative games, songs, rhymes, stories, bubble time and more! Although these programs focus on exploration, children will be introduced to a different sport each week. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child and to challenge them according to their skill level. No class stat holidays.

Sportball – Parent and Tot Soccer (2–3 yrs)

Fairfield Community Place 11/$143 34566 Th Apr 7–Jun 16 10 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Fairfield Community Place 11/$117 34573 W Jul 6–Aug 31 5:15 p.m.–6 p.m.

Burnside Campus 8/$105 35034 Su Apr 3–Jun 19 9 a.m.–9:45 a.m.

Sportball – Soccer (3.5–5 yrs)

Oaklands Community Centre 9/$117 34284 S Apr 2–Jun 11 1 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Sportball – Parent and Tot (2–3 yrs) Parents/grandparents are guided through activities with their little sports fan using the award-winning Sportball curriculum, which provides the basic concepts and skills behind seven popular sports: baseball, basketball, golf, hockey, soccer, tennis and volleyball. These programs develop important gross motor skills and help parents learn proven coaching techniques, plus it’s really fun! Fairfield Community Place 11/$143 34574 T Apr 7–Jun 16 9:15 a.m.–10 a.m. Burnside Campus 8/$105 35043 Su Apr 3–Jun 19 9:45 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Oaklands Community Centre 9/$117 34285 S Apr 2–Jun 11 1:45 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Sportball – Multi-Sport (3–5 yrs) Multi-Sport programs focus on skill development in 8 popular sports: football, soccer, hockey, baseball, basketball, tennis, volleyball and golf. Participants learn, rehearse, and refine sports skills in a positive, encouraging, and non-competitive atmosphere. Programs are carefully designed to focus on the child’s gross motor development. Through creative instruction, customized sports equipment and positive encouragement, children develop balance, strength, coordination, stamina, and timing. Fairfield Community Place 11/$143 34568 Th Apr 7–Jun 16 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Sportball – Multi-Sport Drop-off (3–6 yrs)

Multi-Sport programs focus on skill development in 8 popular sports. Participants learn, rehearse, and refine sports skills in a positive, encouraging, and non-competitive atmosphere. Programs are carefully designed to focus on the child’s gross motor development. Through creative instruction, customized sports equipment, and positive encouragement, children develop balance, strength, coordination, stamina, and timing.

Oaklands Community Centre 9/$117 34287 S Apr 2–Jun 11 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Children are taught the fundamental skills necessary to excel in soccer: throw-ins, dribbling, passing, goalie skills and more. The first half of each session focuses on skill development. The second half features a non-competitive game, demonstrating field positions and the importance of teamwork.

Fairfield Community Place 9/$143 34572 W Apr 6–Jun 15 5:15 p.m.–6 p.m.

Children’s Sailing and Kayak Programs listed in Summer Camps (pages 23–24) Early bird discount for sailing camps – register prior to April 30th. Wet Feet Sailing, ages 4–6, see page 20.

Learn the fundamental skills necessary to excel in soccer: throw-ins, dribbling, passing, goalie skills and more. The first half of each session is dedicated to skill development. The second half features a non-competitive game, demonstrating field positions and the importance of teamwork.

Fairfield Community Place 11/$143 34578 W Apr 6–Jun 15 6 p.m.–7 p.m. Fairfield Community Place 9/$117 34579 W Jul 6–Aug 31 6 p.m.–7 p.m.

Sportball – Multi-sport (4–6 yrs)

Multi-Sport programs focus on skill development in 8 popular sports: football, soccer, hockey, baseball, basketball, tennis, volleyball and golf. Participants learn, rehearse, and refine sports skills in a positive, encouraging, and non-competitive atmosphere. Programs are carefully designed to focus on the child’s gross motor development. Through creative instruction, customized sports equipment and positive encouragement, children develop balance, strength, coordination, stamina, and timing. Classes do not run on stat holidays.

Burnside Campus 8/$105 35041 Th Apr 14–Jun 16 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. 35042 Su Apr 3–Jun 19 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Tot Soccer (3–5 yrs) Grab your gear and join our energetic and knowledgeable coach. Boys and girls will learn basic skills of the game while having a ball! James Bay Community School Centre 8/$35 33851 Th Mar 31–May 19 1:45 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Thrifty Foods World Cup Soccer (4–5 yrs)

Join National level coaches Brett Hyslop and Steph Steiner at the New Artificial Turf Field at Topaz Park for a sensational season of soccer fun. Professional instruction with a focus on skill development, team work and fun!

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre /Topaz Park 8/$55 34476 Th Apr 14–Jun 2 3:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

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Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre /Topaz Park 8/$55 34477 S Apr 16–Jun 18 9 a.m.– 9:45 a.m.

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If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much. Marian Wright Edelman

Arts – Creative and Performing Acting Out

Acting Out is a fun introduction to the world of theatre! Explore skit making and different presentation styles through various theatrical formats. Creative drama activities will help participants develop their social skills and self confidence through leadership and group work. A final presentation will be created by the actors for everyone to enjoy! James Bay Community School Centre 8/$69 33929 Th Apr 7–May 26 6 p.m.–7 p.m.

Ballet (6–8 yrs)

For children who have completed Tiny Toes Ballet or would like to experience the art of ballet for the first time! Gain the poise and grace of a ballerina. Join our instructor Leah Wickes for a fun-filled class in which your child will tip toe away with his/her new dance moves.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 6/$36 34678 S Apr 2–May 7 12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m. 34679 S May 14–Jun 18 12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

Hip Hop (6–14 yrs)

So you think you can dance, Victoria? Well even beginners will be groovin’ in this fun and high energy class! Hip Hop dance combines funky style with a strong sense of rhythm and beat. Learn exciting choreography to popular songs and get creative with some of your own routines, too! Each class will keep you moving from start to finish! Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 6/$36

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Hip Hop (6–7 yrs) Oaklands Neighborhood House 6/$35 34319 S Mar 19–Apr 30 10 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Oaklands Neighborhood House 8/$45 34320 S May 7–Jun 25 10 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Hip Hop (8–10 yrs) Oaklands Neighborhood House 6/$35 34326 S Mar 19–Apr 30 10:45 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Oaklands Neighborhood House 8/$45 34327 S May 7–Jun 25 10:45 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Lyrical/Jazz Dance (8–10 yrs)

Welcome to a combination of Lyrical and Jazz dance! In this class students will learn the basics of both these energetic and fluid dance styles. Students will work on rhythm, style, concentration and coordination.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$30 35199 S Apr 9–May 7 3 p.m.–4 p.m. 35200 S May 14–Jun 11 3 p.m.–4 p.m.

Latin Dance for Kids (6–9 yrs) Your child will love the music and the moves of Latin dance. Have fun with friends while getting some exercise and working on coordination. James Bay Community School Centre 8/$50 33933 M Mar 28–30 3:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

Star Performers (7–12 yrs) Show off your theatrical side in this fun introduction to drama and musical theatre. We’ll play drama games, practice improvisation, work on some short scenes, and learn songs and dances from your favourite musicals! Oaklands Neighborhood House 8/$45 34328 S Mar 19–Apr 30 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 34329 S May 7–Jun 25 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Child Programs Paper Making from Scratch Workshop

Anyone can learn to make paper – no artistic ability required! We will go through the steps of this ancient art and you will take home some beautiful sheets of paper and the step-by-step instructions. We will make pulp, screen it, transfer it to a surface to dry and then, if desired, treat it so you can write on it. Handmade paper makes beautiful greeting cards, handmade books, gift tag, etc. Start saving your own favourite papers and bring them to the class! Families welcome, children should be five and over. All materials supplied. Oaklands Community Centre 1/$30 34593 S Apr 9 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Whitespace Dance Workshops (6–9 yrs)

Whitespace Dance presents a class for children to get a taste of many aspects of dance: technique, choreography, creation, improvisation, plus more! Children will be encouraged to explore their unique sense of creativity and artistry, while establishing basic techniques. Instructor Leah Wickes creates a positive and nurturing environment for children who love to dance!

James Bay Community School Centre 8/$60 33857 F Apr 1–May 27 3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

Drop In Floor Hockey Drop-in for Everyone (9–17 yrs)

Head on down to Oaklands Elementary School Gym to play some drop-in floor hockey. A fun pick up game is waiting for you and your friends. Bring a pair on non-marking shoes and some energy! No classes on Pro D days or holidays. On Facebook: Oaklands drop-in hockey Oaklands Community Centre Free Friday Mar 4–Jun 17 4:30 p.m.–6 p.m.

Friday Youth Getaways (9–13 yrs)

Parents, take the night off while we provide safe and fun Friday night activities for your child. Each week we’ll either be hanging out at the Centre or venturing out into our community. Activities range from art and sports nights to movies, games and outdoor adventures. Weekly schedules are available at www.jamesbaycentre.ca or by phoning 250.389.1470. Please register early as this program often fills up.

James Bay Community School Centre 1/$36 33866 F Apr 8–Jun 24 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Health & Wellness CrossFit Kids (6–9 yrs) CrossFit Kids puts constantly varied, functional movements together in an engaging way using elements from gymnastics and body weight exercises to create fun, not work! With a variety of skills and games, your child will find that exercise is something to look forward to. Perfect for any child, regardless of experience. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 12/$72 35139 M,W Apr 4–May 11 3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m. 35140 M,W May 18–Jun 27 3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

Yoga for Kids (6–10 yrs)

Yoga for Kids is a light-hearted practice that explores yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation through story, drama, music, songs, art projects and cooperative games. Yoga for Kids works to enhance flexibility, strength, balance, concentration, imagination, creativity, and sense of community within the children.

Oaklands Neighborhood House 7/$42 34602 S Mar 5–Apr 16 10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

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Friday Night Youth Getaways • Ping Pong Tournament and

Pizza party

Young Chef on the Run (9–12 yrs)

Active Communities is proud to offer this program thanks to the sponsorship of Thrifty Foods! This fun and energizing camp features hands-on educational, nutritional snack preparation plus lots of physical activity! Be prepared to move and eat healthy! Participants customize their very own recipe book to take home at the end of the week. Program includes one snack per day.

• Laser Tag and Arcade • Swimming at

Commonwealth Pool • Royal James Bay

Marathon Madness Check them out at James Bay Community Centre!

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$25 35134 M–F Jul 4–8 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 35135 M–F Jul 4–8 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Chess Club for Children (6–11 yrs)

Join our expert to learn the game of chess. Lots of time to play and practice.

James Bay Community School Centre 6/$40 33964 T Apr 5–May 10 3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

French for Kids (5–8 yrs) An after school program to practice French language in a fun way. For children in immersion and francophone schools (Children who have no prior knowledge of French are welcome too). James Bay Community School Centre 8/$50 33931 M Apr 4–Jun 6 5 p.m.–6 p.m.

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Child Programs Friday Night Girls Only (8–10 yrs) Friday Night Girls Only is a safe alternative for your child to come to the Pool for a swim with a group her age, but also have some fun making jewellery, trying yoga, dancing some hip-hop, making smoothies and doing a clothing exchange. Great program, great value! Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$30 34728 F Apr 8–May 6 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Get Ready, Get Set, and SNACK! (9+ yrs) It’s Mexican Fiesta Time with Chef Kim! In this class, kids will explore the wonderful world of Mexican cuisine, and work together to prepare some kidfriendly dishes from the region, including guacamole, refried beans, salsa and corn tortilla tostadas. We’ll sit down to a delicious Mexican meal, and finish it off with a Tres Leches Cake! Buen Provecho! (That's Bon Appetite in Spanish!)

Come learn Mandarin and Chinese culture in a fun and encouraging atmosphere through songs, games, and stories. No previous background is necessary. No class April 22. Oaklands Community Centre 8/$64 34375 F Mar 11–May 6 6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m. James Bay Community School Centre 8/$40 34030 Th Mar 31–May 19 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

What Every Babysitter Should Know (11+ yrs) Learn to care for children and infants while baby sitting. The course will enhance awareness and safety, responsible babysitting and will develop skills to cope with common emergencies. Students who successfully complete the program will be issued a certificate of completion.

Oaklands Community Centre 1/$30 34343 F May 20 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

James Bay Community School Centre 3/$40 33944 W May 11–25 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Home Alone (9–12 yrs) A program that teaches children to be more confident and capable, should they find themselves home alone. Topics include safety in the home, stranger awareness, fire prevention and injury prevention. Children will be provided with a manual.

Outdoor Pursuits

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$25 34724 Th Apr 14 6 p.m.–8 p.m. 34725 Th Jun 16 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Oaklands Neighborhood House 1/$25 34342 S Apr 9 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Kidstruction Introductory (9–12 yrs) A simple and safe way to introduce your child to the creative world of building with hand tools (no power tools). Increase confidence and selfesteem in a fun, non-competitive, encouraging environment. Instructors are licensed trades people with safety/first aid training. All tools materials etc. supplied for a take home project! Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 2/$48 35203 S Apr 17–24 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

Kidstruction 101 (9–12 yrs) The next level of creativity by working with hand tools. Increase your child’s problem solving skills and sense of accomplishment when they bring home their next masterpiece. Instructors are licensed trades people with first aid/safety training. All materials tools etc. supplied. Prerequisite: Kidstruction Introductory. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 2/$48 35204 S May 1–8 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

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Kayak – Canoe Kids (11–14 yrs)

Are you looking for a unique outdoor sport activity? Join the Victoria Youth Paddling Club Girls Group for a memorable experience paddling through the waters to confidence, friendships and new places. No previous experience necessary. Includes equipment and certified instruction from the Victoria Youth Paddling Club. Based on the Canoe Kids national curriculum. Five youth per instructor. Limit of 10 participants. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 4/$100 34064 W May 18–Jun 8 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Kayak – Girls Only Canoe Kids Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 4/$100 34104 S May 28–Jun 18 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Learn to Fish (5–15 yrs) Join Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. for a fun, hands-on, and educational program sponsored by the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation. Learn to Fish offers instruction on fish identification and biology, habitat and conservation, ethics and proper fish handling, technical angling, and when, where and how to catch fish! All equipment is provided and each session includes time spent fishing on Elk Lake. Parent supervision mandatory. Suggested donation of $5 per participant to be collected at Elk Lake. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 35183 S May 14 35184 S May 28 35185 S Jun 11 35192 Th Jun 16 35193 Th Jul 7 35194 Th Aug 4

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Child Programs Raccoons on the Move – Family Program

Come laugh with us in our interactive puppet show that explores the move of raccoons into Victoria West and find out why they like our community! Romp through stations to identify trails, paw prints and scat, explore raccoon anatomy and make your own mask. Puppet show presentation by our mother/ daughter team, Margaret Lidkea of Swan Lake and Heather Lidkea, VWCC. Parental participation required. Dress for the weather and bring a healthy peanut-free snack. Ages up to 13 years. Pre-registered: $10 per family (4 people), each additional person $2 Drop-in rate: $12 per family, each additional person $3 Sunday, May 1 1:30 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Sports Aikido for Children (4–7 yrs)

An introduction to the principals and basic movements of the Art of Aikido and its values of cooperation, self-discipline, peaceful resolution of conflict and fun.

James Bay Community School Centre 10/$35 33934 M Mar 28–Jun 13 5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m.

Eli Pasquale Half Day Basketball Camp

Where great basketball begins! We’ve been conducting basketball camps since 1985 and strive to provide a great experience that emphasizes skill development and team play. Daily games played on the Basketball Court at Central Park. Players receive an Eli Pasquale basketball T-shirt. Youth (6–9 yrs) Crystal Pool/Central Park 5/$100 34378 M–F Jul 18–22 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 34380 M–F Aug 22–26 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Youth (10–14 yrs) Crystal Pool/Central Park 5/$100 34379 M–F Jul 18–22 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 34381 M–F Aug 22–26 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Martial Arts – Kids Karate (6–12 yrs)

Wado style training and instruction by our highly qualified sensei. A challenging and fun program that emphasizes physical fitness, self-confidence, discipline and self-defence skills rather than competition.

James Bay Community School Centre 6/$32 33936 T,Th Apr 5–21 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. 33937 T,Th Apr 26–May 12 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. 33938 T,Th May 17–Jun 2 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Soccer Superstars (6–8 yrs)

Learn to play soccer with our fun and energetic coach. Burn off energy and have fun learning skills while focusing on sportsmanship and fun.

James Bay Community School Centre 8/$35 33861 Th Mar 31–May 19 3:15 p.m.–4 p.m.

Sportball – FitKids Bootcamp (7–12 yrs) Fitkids is a new fun, functional, fitness program for kids ages 7–12. Building on our strength in non-competitive sports instruction for children, we have developed a new program that will help children improve their overall fitness and health. By incorporating key body movements, this integrated functional training program will help to build flexibility, stability and strength. Studies have proven that Fitkids perform better in school. Oaklands Community Centre 9/$117 34344 S Apr 2–Jun 11 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Sportball – Multi-Sport (7–9 yrs) Looking for an after-school activity for your child? Multi-Sport programs focus on skill development in 8 popular sports: football, soccer, hockey, baseball, basketball, tennis, volleyball and golf. Participants learn, rehearse, and refine sports skills in a positive, encouraging, and non-competitive atmosphere. Programs are carefully designed to focus on the child’s gross motor development. Through creative instruction, customized sports equipment and positive encouragement, children develop balance, strength, coordination, stamina, and timing. Classes do not run on stat holidays. Burnside Campus 10/$130 35039 Th Apr 14–Jun 16 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Taekwondo – Kids (7–12 yrs)

Taekwondo, an official Olympic sport and rewarding Martial Art, is an excellent way for your child to learn about such life skills as confidence and perseverance in a fun and encouraging environment. MIJO Taekwondo is an internationally and provincially recognized school whose reputation is led by state of the art instructors with over 15 years of experience. Gain focus, confidence and get fit in an environment for all abilities and ages. Monthly registration is available upon inquiry at reception. Taekwondo – Kids (Term)

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 22/$154 35071 T,Th Apr 5–Jun 16 6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Taekwondo – Kids (Monthly) Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 8/$56 35072 T,Th Apr 5–28 6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m. 35073 T,Th May 3–26 6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 6/$42 35074 T,Th May 31–Jun 16 6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

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Child Programs Thrifty Foods World Cup Soccer (6–8 yrs)

Join National level coaches Brett Hyslop and Steph Steiner at the new artificial turf field at Topaz Park for a sensational season of soccer fun. Professional instruction with a focus on skill development, team work and fun!

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre/Topaz Park 8/$55 34478 Th Apr 14–Jun 2 4:15 p.m.–5 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre /Topaz Park 8/$55 34479 S Apr 16–Jun 18 9:45 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Tillman Briggs Mini Rugby

Learn the skills and drills of a rugby player. This safe introduction to rugby promises to be a blast for all. Coaches provided by the JBAA Rugby Club. Tillman Briggs Mini Rugby (Gr. 4–5) James Bay Community School Centre 8/$40 34028 M Apr 4–Jun 6 3:15 p.m.–4 p.m.

Tillman Briggs Mini Rugby (Gr. 6–8) James Bay Community School Centre 8/$48 34029 M Apr 4 –Jun 6 4 p.m.–5 p.m.

Tourney on the Turf – Youth

Thrifty Foods World Cup Soccer Tourney on the Turf is back for the fifth year. This Labour Day long weekend September 3rd, 4th and 5th, join in on the fun! Players register as either individuals for $30 per child or as a part of a team. Visit our website at www.worldcupsoccercamp.com for complete information. Tourney on the Turf 2011 Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre /Topaz Park 34480 S, Su,M Sep 3–5

9 a.m.–9 p.m.

World Cup Soccer Spring League

For players looking to have fun while playing games! This program offers a format where instruction will be given while playing games and not drills. Teams will be changed weekly and balanced with players of similar age ranges. Each session will include tournament style round robin games and a fun play-off. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre /Topaz Park 8/$85

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RENTALS Looking for a venue for a group meeting, evening class or social function. Consider renting space with the Fairfield Gonzales Community Association. We have rooms available for both one time bookings as well as longer term use. Contact John at 250.382.4604 or visit: www.fairfieldcommunity.ca for more info about our facility and rental possibilities.

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Cardboard Boat Derby at Crystal Pool

The Crystal Pool is teaming up with all our community centre partners by hosting the second annual indoor Cardboard Boat Derby in the pool July 22nd from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The event will include the build off (cardboard and duct tape, plus one added secret building material) in Central park, age appropriate heats, costume contests, dj, entertainment, bbque, trophies and more! Ages 5–12, you must be registered in a Crystal Pool or Community Centre summer camp that is attending the event to participate. Lunch included.

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For the Love of Gardening

If you love to garden, or want to learn where to start, we have a garden workshop for you this spring. Join us in Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park. Wake Up Your Garden

Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. – noon Now is the time to prepare your garden for spring plantings. Learn how to prepare your garden bed, manage pests, and prune roses at this two-hour workshop with Victoria’s own Beacon Hill Park gardeners. Participants are to meet at the Beacon Hill Park Service Building located on Bridge Way, next to the public washrooms. Free. Rain or shine. Registration is not required.

Compost Open House for Earth Day

Tuesday, April 19, 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. What’s cooking in the compost pile? Celebrate Earth Day and learn about organic recycling at the Beacon Hill Park Maintenance Yard (at the end of Nursery Road). Tour the City’s organic recycling depot and learn more at our educational composting and recycling displays. Bring a bag, bucket or wheelbarrow to take home some well-composted “earth.” Free. Rain or shine. Registration is not required. Hey kids…from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., your school is invited for a free tour and to join Professor Rotter and Dr. Wriggles from the Compost Education Centre and the LifeCycles Project to learn about the benefits of composting. To register your school group, call 250.361.0705.

Native Plants – Wildflower Walk in Beacon Hill Park

Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. – noon What’s all the buzz about native plants? Learn why these water-wise, low maintenance plants are gaining in popularity, how and where they grow best, and how to care for them. Meet at the Beacon Hill Park Maintenance Yard

(at the end of Nursery Road) and then head out for a tour of some native plants in the park. Free. Rain or shine. Registration is not required.

Native Plant Garden Build

Saturday, April 23, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. This two-hour, hands-on workshop will give you an overview on the importance of native plant gardens to our Garry oak ecosystem, what to consider when planning your own native plant garden, and how to find and choose the appropriate plants. All this while helping plant a new native plant garden in Beacon Hill Park. Free. Rain or shine. To register, call 250.361.0732.

Learn How to Make Your Own Victoria Hanging Basket

Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. – noon Create your own Victoria trademark hanging “sun” basket with the City of Victoria’s expert greenhouse staff at this hands-on, two-hour workshop in Beacon Hill Park. $90 fee includes all planting materials. To register, call 250.361.0732.

Gardening With Annuals

Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. – noon Annuals can provide a summer burst of colour either as an addition to your perennial beds or as stand-alone plantings. Learn how to make the best use of annuals, plant and soil selection, and design considerations such as texture, height and form. Meet at the Beacon Hill Park Maintenance Yard (at the end of Nursery Road) for this classroom workshop. Fee: $25. To register, call 250.361.0732.

Good Neighbours:

NativePlants and Butterflies Native plants are becoming increasingly popular in Victoria gardens due to their ease of care, resistance to disease and drought, and ability to thrive in local conditions. Native plants play an important role in our Garry oak ecosystem and attract beneficial insects such as butterflies. Swallowtails, azures and skippers are some of the more common butterflies you’ll see in Victoria. Butterflies do a lot for our environment and can be a native garden’s best friend. Adult butterflies gather nectar and help pollinate neighbouring flowers and plants. Creating your own native plant and butterfly garden is easy, whether you gradually replace non-native species with native ones, or start with a blank canvas.

Provide puddles – Mud puddles are one way butterflies get water and mineral salts from the soil. Damp areas around garden ponds make great butterfly puddles. To make your own “puddle,” fill a small bowl with sand and moisten it with water. A pinch of salt will entice male butterflies. Place the bowl in a protected spot in your garden and dig the bowl into the ground. Decorate with stones and shells.

Be diverse – Choose native plants that differ in height, flower shape and colour. Plants with different blooming times will create more diversity and attract a wider range of butterflies. Consider large plants such as asters, pearly everlasting and yarrow, and fragrant flowers such as honeysuckles, mock orange, sedums, columbine, as well as clover, lavender and strawberry.

Think Sun – Butterflies are cold-blooded insects that often start their day by warming their bodies in the sun. Make sure to include a place in your garden where sunlight will reach the ground early and preferably last for half a day. Large rocks, exposed soil, and pavement are surfaces that will warm up in morning sunlight and retain their warmth throughout the day.

By grouping native plants of each type together, you unify the look of your garden and decrease the distance butterflies must travel to lay eggs. Butterfly larvae need to eat some leaves to grow to maturity – a few chewed leaves are worth the benefits.

This gardening season, think about how you can help native plants and butterflies become good neighbours.

Create shelter – Properly placed native shrubs and trees create a garden that’s easy for butterflies to navigate, provide shelter from wind and rain and a place to roost at night, as well as protect butterflies from predators. Garry oak, nootka rose, elderberry and ocean spray are good choices.

For more information: Parks, Recreation and Culture Department Parks Division T 250.361.0705 E parksprograms@victoria.ca 1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1P6 www.victoria.ca


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For the Love of Gardening

If you love to garden, or want to learn where to start, we have a garden workshop for you this spring. Join us in Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park. Wake Up Your Garden

Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. – noon Now is the time to prepare your garden for spring plantings. Learn how to prepare your garden bed, manage pests, and prune roses at this two-hour workshop with Victoria’s own Beacon Hill Park gardeners. Participants are to meet at the Beacon Hill Park Service Building located on Bridge Way, next to the public washrooms. Free. Rain or shine. Registration is not required.

Compost Open House for Earth Day

Tuesday, April 19, 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. What’s cooking in the compost pile? Celebrate Earth Day and learn about organic recycling at the Beacon Hill Park Maintenance Yard (at the end of Nursery Road). Tour the City’s organic recycling depot and learn more at our educational composting and recycling displays. Bring a bag, bucket or wheelbarrow to take home some well-composted “earth.” Free. Rain or shine. Registration is not required. Hey kids…from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., your school is invited for a free tour and to join Professor Rotter and Dr. Wriggles from the Compost Education Centre and the LifeCycles Project to learn about the benefits of composting. To register your school group, call 250.361.0705.

Native Plants – Wildflower Walk in Beacon Hill Park

Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. – noon What’s all the buzz about native plants? Learn why these water-wise, low maintenance plants are gaining in popularity, how and where they grow best, and how to care for them. Meet at the Beacon Hill Park Maintenance Yard

(at the end of Nursery Road) and then head out for a tour of some native plants in the park. Free. Rain or shine. Registration is not required.

Native Plant Garden Build

Saturday, April 23, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. This two-hour, hands-on workshop will give you an overview on the importance of native plant gardens to our Garry oak ecosystem, what to consider when planning your own native plant garden, and how to find and choose the appropriate plants. All this while helping plant a new native plant garden in Beacon Hill Park. Free. Rain or shine. To register, call 250.361.0732.

Learn How to Make Your Own Victoria Hanging Basket

Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. – noon Create your own Victoria trademark hanging “sun” basket with the City of Victoria’s expert greenhouse staff at this hands-on, two-hour workshop in Beacon Hill Park. $90 fee includes all planting materials. To register, call 250.361.0732.

Gardening With Annuals

Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. – noon Annuals can provide a summer burst of colour either as an addition to your perennial beds or as stand-alone plantings. Learn how to make the best use of annuals, plant and soil selection, and design considerations such as texture, height and form. Meet at the Beacon Hill Park Maintenance Yard (at the end of Nursery Road) for this classroom workshop. Fee: $25. To register, call 250.361.0732.

Good Neighbours:

NativePlants and Butterflies Native plants are becoming increasingly popular in Victoria gardens due to their ease of care, resistance to disease and drought, and ability to thrive in local conditions. Native plants play an important role in our Garry oak ecosystem and attract beneficial insects such as butterflies. Swallowtails, azures and skippers are some of the more common butterflies you’ll see in Victoria. Butterflies do a lot for our environment and can be a native garden’s best friend. Adult butterflies gather nectar and help pollinate neighbouring flowers and plants. Creating your own native plant and butterfly garden is easy, whether you gradually replace non-native species with native ones, or start with a blank canvas.

Provide puddles – Mud puddles are one way butterflies get water and mineral salts from the soil. Damp areas around garden ponds make great butterfly puddles. To make your own “puddle,” fill a small bowl with sand and moisten it with water. A pinch of salt will entice male butterflies. Place the bowl in a protected spot in your garden and dig the bowl into the ground. Decorate with stones and shells.

Be diverse – Choose native plants that differ in height, flower shape and colour. Plants with different blooming times will create more diversity and attract a wider range of butterflies. Consider large plants such as asters, pearly everlasting and yarrow, and fragrant flowers such as honeysuckles, mock orange, sedums, columbine, as well as clover, lavender and strawberry.

Think Sun – Butterflies are cold-blooded insects that often start their day by warming their bodies in the sun. Make sure to include a place in your garden where sunlight will reach the ground early and preferably last for half a day. Large rocks, exposed soil, and pavement are surfaces that will warm up in morning sunlight and retain their warmth throughout the day.

By grouping native plants of each type together, you unify the look of your garden and decrease the distance butterflies must travel to lay eggs. Butterfly larvae need to eat some leaves to grow to maturity – a few chewed leaves are worth the benefits.

This gardening season, think about how you can help native plants and butterflies become good neighbours.

Create shelter – Properly placed native shrubs and trees create a garden that’s easy for butterflies to navigate, provide shelter from wind and rain and a place to roost at night, as well as protect butterflies from predators. Garry oak, nootka rose, elderberry and ocean spray are good choices.

For more information: Parks, Recreation and Culture Department Parks Division T 250.361.0705 E parksprograms@victoria.ca 1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1P6 www.victoria.ca


Teen Programs

Arts – Creative and Performing Art Street (11–14 yrs)

Welcome to Art Street, a brand new urban art program that explores mediums such as photographic light painting, spray painting, stencils and installations. We'll reveal the history and theory behind graffiti and street art and teach you the difference between vandalism and art. No experience necessary, canvas included. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre/ Vancouver Island School of Art 6/$60 34702 W Apr 6–May 11 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. 34703 W May 18–Jun 22 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting Workshop for Teens (12–15 yrs) Looking for a fun afternoon learning about various drawing and painting techniques? Students will explore their own projects on paper with inks, water colours and various other drawing mediums. All materials provided. Bring your lunch. Instructor Alesha Davies Fowlie. Oaklands Neighborhood House 1/$40 34332 Su May 15 12 p.m.–3 p.m.

First Cut Movie Magic (13–18 yrs)

Join film maker and photographer Mike Byrne for a fabulous movie-making experience. Each participant will shoot and edit their own movie, then output them to Youtube to see which is most popular. Participants will learn how to best set up their cameras for shooting video and how to create a time line, learning tips and tricks along the way.

Mail Art Workshop for Teens (12 yrs+)

Make your own one of-a-kind postcards using collage, illustration and painting. Your postcards can be mailed all over the world. All materials provided. Instructor Andrea Soos.

Oaklands Neighborhood House 1/$40 34339 Su Jun 5 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Spilt Milk Comedy (5–9 and 10–14 yrs)

Spilt Milk drama company runs performance-based programs specializing in interactive theatre. There is at least one live performance each month for selected participants. Students learn all aspects of production, from conception to post closing night notes (debriefing). The emphasis is on positive, proactive problem solving, personal empowerment, peer/group awareness and fearless decision making. The classes are designed to accommodate beginner performers as well as offering enough diversity to challenge the more experienced actor.

Burnside Gorge Community Centre 20/$200 35026 M Apr 4–Aug 16 35026 T Apr 5–Aug 16

Teens Writing for Teens: Bringing Your Fiction to Life

The impossible is often the untried. Jim goodwin

Teen Summer Camps Jet’in: Get on board to enjoy a great camping experience. Teen Kayak Camps: You’ll learn how to paddle a sea kayak. Rowing: All day rowing at Elk Lake. Leader in Training: Provides a meaningful summer camp work experience. See page 25 for all the details.

Do you love to write and want to develop your skills? Join teen author Robin Stevenson for this series of creative writing classes, and discover ways of using your own experiences to bring your fiction to life. Develop strategies for creating characters, writing dialogue, and developing story ideas. James Bay School Centre 3/$50 33930 S Apr 2–16 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 6/$149 34705 S Apr 9–May 14 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m

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Teen Programs Drop In

T.G.I.F Extended

Chill Zone at the Fairfield Community Place (10–14 yrs)

Bored? Come join us at The Place and play video games, read comics, watch movies, make crafts, cook and bake, and play field games! Contact us at 250.382.4604 for more information and ask us about our summer schedule!

Fairfield Community Place $2 35075 Th,F 3 p.m.–5 p.m.

Don't be a Zombie! Leaders in Training Internship Program This is a great opportunity towards working in the field of child and youth care or recreation services. Leaders in training will offer participants the chance to become a full time summer camp leader for a one month term and receive an honorarium up to $500 upon successful completion. Participants will be selected through an interview process and receive one week of training in the components of communication, program planning, behaviour management and team building. Successful applicants may choose to work their one month term in either July or August. Applicants must apply with resume and cover letter by June 14th to:

Dinner Drop-in (7–17 yrs) Come to our dinner drop-in with your family. The evening begins with a dinner prepared by Burnside Gorge staff and community volunteers. After dinner, hang out in our Youth Centre. Play pool, Wii, foosball, air hockey or watch a movie in our mini-movie theatre. Parents must accompany youth 14 years and under for the dinner. Email youthrec-bgca@shaw.ca or call 250.388.5251 ext. 254/255 for more information. Burnside Gorge Community Centre Free 34973 Th Mar 3–Jun 30 5 p.m.–8 p.m.

Friday Night Drop-in (11–17 yrs) Come to ‘The Scene’ Youth Centre and register for a planned activity with old and new friends. Bring your ideas and we will help you carry them out. Some ideas include basketball, swimming, movie nights, and much more. Email adam@burnsidegorge.ca or call 250.388.5251 ext. 254/255 for more information.

Burnside Gorge Community Centre Free 34995 F Mar 4–Oct 14 4:30 p.m.–9 p.m.

Teen Drop-in (10–14 yrs) Spend your Friday evening hanging out with your friends and meeting new friends, playing floor hockey, basketball, Nintendo Wii, watching movies, creating fun stuff at the art station and more! Initial parent involvement is required to complete registration forms. Fernwood Community Centre $3 per session or $10 per month Friday Apr 1–Aug 26 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m.

Learn For Life First Aid – Red Cross Babysitter Course

A certified Red Cross program for prospective baby sitters! This comprehensive course will include the basics of babysitting, safety procedures and activities for young children, steps to handle emergencies and more. Please bring a note pad and pen to class. Oaklands Neighborhood House 1/$45 34340 S May 14 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Burnside Gorge Community Centre Free 34986 F Mar 4–Jun 24 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m.

Vic West Skateboard Competition The annual "Vee Dub Sk8 Comp" is held at the Vic West Skate Park and is open to all levels of skateboarding. This year's event will take place on June 11th and include the following categories: green horn, beginner, intermediate, advanced, girls and the best trick contest. The event begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m., questions call 250.361.0706.

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Private Skateboard Lessons at Vic West Park Looking for extra help with your ollies and grinds? Unsure how to navigate your way through the skate park but really want to try? Our knowledgeable and experienced staff will take you through the various stages of development and turn you into a confident skater through our private lessons. $25 per hour, up to 4 skaters at a time. Call 250.361.0706 for info and times starting Spring Break.


Teen Programs Foodsafe Level 1 (15 and up) Want to get a job in the food industry? Then this course is a must have. Students will receive course booklet and certificate. You won’t find a more affordable Foodsafe course in Victoria. James Bay Community School Centre 1/$47.04 34027 S Apr 16 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Red Cross Babysitting Course (11–15 yrs) Looking to earn some extra money? Become a certified Red Cross Babysitter. Learn emergency response, first aid, safety and games for children in this fun, one day workshop. This is also one of the best ways to start getting experience working with kids for you future summer camp leaders. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$45 34676 S May 14 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34677 S Jun 18 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Licensed Care/Camps Camp Survivor Series – Spring (11–15 yrs) These camps are packed with exciting activities and may include rock climbing, paintball, zip-lines, laser tag, swimming and more! If you are looking for adventure and fun, this is the camp that won’t let you down. Email or call for more information: adam@burnsidegorge.ca or call 250.388.5251 ext. 254/255. Camp Survivor Summer Camp at Burnside The camp is packed with exciting activities such as; rock climbing, paintball, zip-lines, kayaking, lazer tag, swimming and more! If you are looking for a summer full of adventure and fun, this is the camp that won’t let you down. Can’t make it to a whole week? That’s fine, you can register by the day too ($155/wk or $35/day). Register early, as spaces are limited. Email or call for more information: youthrecbgca@shaw.ca or 250.388.5251 ext 254. Burnside Gorge Community Centre 5/$155 35124 M–F Jul 4–8 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35125 M–F Jul 11–15 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35126 M–F Jul 18–22 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35127 M–F Jul 25–29 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35128 T–F Aug 2–5 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35129 M–F Aug 8–12 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35130 M–F Aug 15–19 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35131 M–F Aug 22–26 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 35133 M–F Aug 29–Sep 2 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Drawing and Painting for Teens

Looking for some summer fun learning about various drawing and painting techniques? Students will explore their own projects on paper with inks, watercolours and various other drawing mediums. Material list will be given at time of registration. Bring your lunch. Instructor Alesha Davies Fowlie. Oaklands Neighborhood House 3/$75 34336 T,W,Th Jul 12–14 12 p.m.–3 p.m. 34337 T,W,Th Aug 23–25 12 p.m.–3 p.m.

Kayak Explorer Kayak Camp (16–17 yrs)

This five-day program offers an extended four-day, overnight kayak camping trip to Portland Island in the beautiful Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Please see summer camps section (page 25), for more information.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$420 34304 M–F Jul 11–15 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Junior (Teen) Kayak Camp (14–15 yrs) Over five days, you’ll learn how to paddle a sea kayak, then use your skills on a three day (two night) kayak camping trip to the beautiful Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Kayaking is one of the best ways to visit this area featuring sandy spits, arbutus studded coastlines and numerous islands and islets. Safety, skills and lots of fun are the focus of this program. No experience is required. Led by certified guides. (Ocean River Sports) (Overnights August 10 and 11) Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$400 34135 M–F Aug 8–12 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Youth Outrigger and Dragon Boat (13–18 yrs) With no prior experience necessary, join Victoria Youth Paddling Club as we prepare to take on other teams at three dragon boat festivals during the summer. Training will include time in outrigger canoes as well as dragon boats. There will be an opportunity to try sprint and white-water kayaks as well. Earn hours towards your grad portfolio. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 21/$200 34154 T,Th Jun 2–Aug 11 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Youth White Water Kayaking (11–14 yrs) Ride the wave and learn to paddle a white water kayak in the mild summer waters of the Cowichan River. No previous experience is required. Includes equipment and certified instruction from the Victoria Youth Paddling Club. Bring a lunch and swimming attire. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 3/$150 35107 W,Th,F Aug 31–Sep 2 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

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This is a brand new leadership group for teens interested in gaining skills in the field of recreation and child and youth care. This is a great place to start if you are looking for a killer summer camp job but even better, the skills you learn here will transfer into any vocation. You will be asked to donate volunteer time to a variety of City wide events and programs and you must take part in at least 3 per calendar year to be eligible for the year end retreat. Meetings are drop in style format and are broken into free, business, workshop and game time. What it takes:

• One free night per week • A commitment to at least three volunteer events per year • An ability to work within a team What you get:

• Volunteer hours credit • Leadership training for any vocation • Future job opportunities in recreation • A reference for your resume • Year end retreat • T shirt Sessions run every Thursday, 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. throughout the school year at Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre For more info call Gary at 250.361.0706

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Special Events

Special Events

The Dance of Spices

Easter Eggstravaganza

A family fun event to celebrate Easter and the arrival of Spring. Make baskets, bunnies and bunny ears, decorate eggs and cupcakes, dance, sing and hunt for chocolate treats the bunny has left behind for the little ones. Oaklands Community Centre 1/$4 32349 S Apr 16 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Fairfield Artists Studio Tour

Come out and experience the creative works of area artists while enjoying a walk through Fairfield at the Annual Fairfield Artists Studio Tour. For accessing the tour map visit www.fairfieldcommunity.ca. Tour is free to the public! 2011 tour will be held the weekend of April 30. For more information contact lesleyfriedmann@shaw.ca. Fairfield Community Place Free 34590 S,Su Apr 30–May 1 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Oaklands Community Market

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 2275 Quadra Street Victoria, BC V8T 4C4 Phone: 250.361.0732

Oaklands Community Centre is excited to announce our monthly community market where you can shop for fresh local produce, bakery items and local hand made arts and crafts. Enjoy the fun atmosphere with live music, entertainment, demonstrations and conversations with your neighbours. Vendors please call 250.370.9101 to register. Begins May 5.

Hours

Oaklands Community Centre First Thursday of each month

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Oaklands Gigantic Garage Sale

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Vendor Space/$30 5 p.m.–8 p.m.

Head over to Oaklands for our annual community garage sale. A great way to get rid of clutter before summer arrives. Rent a vendor space for only $20. Bring your own table, set-up time begins at 8 a.m. Concession items will be available for your purchase. Oaklands Community Centre 1/$20 34012 S May 7 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

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Bollywood Cuisine and Dance with Heidi and Kiran. Blending the best from the traditions of India, Chef Heidi and Dance Instructor Kiran will guide you through a fun-filled, danceable, and delicious evening guaranteed to awaken the senses. Segments of dance instruction, Bollywood-style, will be interspersed with a professional cooking demonstration of authentic Indian cuisine. Learn dance moves that will have you dancing like a Bollywood star, and learn how to make vibrant, full-bodied Indian food, all in one incredible class. Fairfield Community Place 1/$70 35102 Th TBA 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Fernfest Neighbourhood Celebration

The 15th annual FernFest features live music and entertainment, BBQ, family activities, seniors tea, and beer garden. For more information, visit www.fernwoodnrg.ca. Fernwood Square Free Friday, Jun 24 5 p.m.–10 p.m. (beer garden and music only) Saturday, Jun 25 12 p.m.–10 p.m.

Fernwood Bites

The 2nd annual Fernwood Bites is a food and libation tasting event that celebrates the talent and creativity of local chefs, micro breweries, and wineries. This event features live music and a silent auction. The funds raised go to support the work of Fernwood NRG. This is an event for 19+ years of age. For ticket information, visit www.fernwoodnrg.ca. Fernwood Square $48 Sunday, Jun 26 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Oaklands Community Celebration at the Centre

Join us for the 12th annual Oaklands Community Celebration. There will be all sorts of fun entertainment to enjoy, including bouncy castles, live music, food, and more! Oaklands Community Centre Free 34409 Su Jul 10 1 p.m.–4 p.m.


Special Events Oaklands Artist Showcase

Calling all artists of the Oaklands Neighborhood! We are planning an Artist Showcase Fundraiser event in late August/early September to support our art programs at Oaklands. This event will include wine and cheese and a silent auction for donated art work. If you are a local artist who would be interested in participating in this event, please contact the centre at 250.370.9101.

Vic West Fest

An annual festival and community celebration featuring children's activities, gardening and community information and displays, live music, and great food. Contact for more information: 250.590.8922 or visit www.victoriawest.ca Victoria West Community Centre and Banfield Park Saturday, May 14

Summer BBQ at the Gorge

Join us for a delicious BBQ and salad served out on our back patio. Lawn chairs and blankets recommended as seating is limited. Program is by donation. Burnside Gorge Community Centre Donation 35296 Th Jun 30–Aug 11 5 p.m.–6 p.m.

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Adult Programs

If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way Mark Twain

Arts – Creative and Performing Artist Trading Cards Workshop

Create unique Artist Trading Cards (2.5 x 3.5 pieces of art) to trade or keep! Students will learn about collage techniques and other interesting ways to create ATCD. $10 supply fee given to instructor on workshop day. Instructor Andrea Soos. Oaklands Neighborhood House 1/$50 34366 Su May 1 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Adventures in Watercolour Workshop

This class is designed for the student who wants to learn watercolours but doesn’t know where to start. We will explore various techniques with fun and creative projects. This session would also be suitable for someone with watercolour experience looking for a refresher on the basics. Supply list given at registration. Instructor Alesha Davies Fowlie. Oaklands Neighborhood House 1/$55 34367 Su Apr 3 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Fun with Drawing and Painting

This class is geared for a beginner who wants to learn some basic drawing and painting skills in a relaxed and non-intimidating setting. Projects will focus on creativity and personal expression with pencils, ink, water colours and pastels. Supply list given at registration. Instructor Alesha Davies Fowlie. Oaklands Community Centre 6/$75 34363

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Lino Block Printing Workshop

Carve your own lino stamp and learn to block print. An excellent way to embellish your art, make cards, etc. $10 supply fee given to instructor on workshop day. Instructor Andrea Soos. Oaklands Neighborhood House 1/$50 34365 Su Mar 13 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

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Paper Making from Scratch Workshop

Anyone can learn to make paper–no artistic ability required! We will go through the steps of this ancient art and you will take home some beautiful sheets of paper and the step-by-step instructions. We will make pulp, screen it, transfer it to a surface to dry and then, if desired, treat it so you can write on it. Handmade paper makes beautiful greeting cards, handmade books, gift tag, etc. Start saving your own favourite papers and bring them to the class! Families welcome, children should be five and over. All materials supplied. Oaklands Community Centre 1/$30 34593 S Apr 9 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Adult Pottery Hand-building Basics

Would you like to try your hand at clay? In this class, Renee Sala from ‘Crafty’, will introduce handbuilding techniques, use of texture and pattern, form and function, as well as basic glazing techniques. All students will come away with some finished functional and decorative pieces, and will have a firmer understanding of the medium and its limitless possibilities. Please bring a $75 materials and firings fee to instructor. Oaklands Neighborhood House 6/$110 34357 M Mar 28–May 9 7 p.m.–9 p.m. 34359 M May 16–Jun 27 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

The Essentials of Drawing

Explore your interest in drawing while improving your knowledge and skill level! This course offers a classical approach to drawing using traditional materials such as charcoal, conté and graphite on a variety of paper surfaces. During the 8 week session, you will learn some fundamental techniques and methods for drawing which we will use while sketching outdoors, gesture drawing from the model and drawing the still life. Fairfield Community Place 8/$184 34601 T Apr 19–Jun 14 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.


Adult Programs Watercolours for Beginners

Flash Mob Dance

Victoria West Community Centre 8/$89.60 34629 W Apr 13–Jun 1 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

James Bay Community School Centre 4/$16.80 33965 Th Jun 9–30 6 p.m.–7 p.m.

African Dance with Moon Dance

Highland Dance – Celtic Combo

Have you always wanted to try watercolours but don’t know where to begin? This is the course for you! Brian will explore basic techniques including brushwork, how to mix colour, and exploration of washes and textures. Students will compose from landscapes, still life and photographs.

Immerse yourself in the rhythms and traditions of West Africa. Bare feet and comfortable clothing are the only pre-requisites! Child minding available.

James Bay Community School Centre is organizing a Flash Mob. Learn the choreography and then be apart of our surprise public performance (it’s a secret!). Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity. No dance experience necessary. Choreographer: Leah Wickes.

James Bay Community School Centre 6/$61.60 33822 T Apr 5–May 17 6 p.m.–7 p.m. 33823 T May 24–Jun 28 6 p.m.–7 p.m.

Celtic Combo is a great aerobic activity for fun and fitness for all ages. This program offers both Cape Breton step dance and traditional Irish and Scottish Ceilidh dancing for adults and teens. Lots of fun and laughs – performance opportunities optional. Runners or sturdy oxfords are fine for footwear.

Ballroom Dance Level 1

Victoria West Community Centre 11/$184.80 34212 W Mar 30–Jun 8 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Introduction to the Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha and Jive. This class is fun, social and great for all ages. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 12/$96 34812 Th Apr 14–Jun 30 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Belly Dance – Beginner

This class will encourage creative self-expression within a number of different styles while exploring the history of the dance and its culture. A great way for grandmothers, moms and daughters to share in a dance that has been passed down for centuries. Bring your hip scarf and sense of adventure. No experience necessary. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 8/$72 34814 T May 3–Jun 21 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$45 34815 T Jun 28–Jul 26 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. James Bay Community School Centre 6/$53.76 33818 W Apr 6–May 18 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Belly Dancing Level 2

Bollywood/Bhangra

Beginner to intermediate dance classes with vibrant and energetic choreography to East Indian music. All ages welcome. Oaklands Neighborhood House 1/$25 35311 S Apr 2 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. 35312

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Tribal Community Dance

Tribal Dance brings communities together through common expression and celebration. (Dance can be very healing as it lifts the spirit and kindles the soul). This African-inspired workshop combines traditional group dances with rhythm. After a yoga style warmup, students will be led through Circle, Line and other Group Dances. (Everyone will find their own pace and personal flow through each dance.) This workshop is for everyone who loves to move to World Beat Rhythms. ‘Come dance your troubles away’!

Continue to learn more about the exciting world of Middle Eastern Dance for fitness, heart and spirit. For those who have taken the Beginner Belly Dance class and want to learn more.

Oaklands Neighborhood House 1/$22 34013 S Mar 12 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. 34014 S May 7 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 8/$80 34817 T May 3–Jun 21 8:30 p.m.–9:45 p.m.

Dust off that clarinet and join your fellow musicians in a clarinet choir! Participants will enjoy learning repertoire specifically written for the clarinet choir as well as building on their individual skills. Players of all abilities are welcome. This is a great chance to be a part of a creative community! Everyone is welcome. Participants under 16 years of age need permission from the instructor.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$50 34818 T Jun 28–Jul 26 8:30 p.m.–9:45 p.m.

Latin Dance

This series of dance classes will show you how to move with grace to the intricate rhythms of Latin music such as the salsa, mambo and cha cha cha. The emphasis is on footwork, patterns and style. Theses classes are fun and creative. You will learn how to dance the Latino way. No partner required. Drop-ins welcome.

Clarinet Choir

Fairfield Community Place 8/$70 34580 W Apr 20–Jun 8 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

James Bay Community School Centre 6/$47.04 33826 F Apr 15–May 27 7 p.m.–8 p.m.

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Adult Programs Balanced Body Boot Camp Not your typical bootcamp. Get functionally fit with a mix of metabolic conditioning, interval training, muscle endurance and strength development. Never the same workout twice; indoor circuit/interval training, outdoor cardio/ callisthenics, spin bikes, weights and...your potential is limitless. Come with ‘I can attitude’ leave with results. Register at Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

Tuesdays and Thursdays at Beacon Hill Park from 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. 34808 Apr 5–May 12 34809 May 17–Jun 23 34810 Jun 28–Aug 4 Coursse cost is 12/$108

Music – African Hand Drumming

Learn to play the djembe drum from West Africa with Jordan Hanson of Hand Drum Rhythms. This course covers traditional rhythms, hand positions and listening skills in a fun, welcoming environment. No prior experience is necessary. All drums provided. Fairfield Community Place 7/$84 34516 M May 9–Jun 27 7 p.m.–8:15 p.m.

Music – African Hand Drumming (Level 2–3)

For students who have taken the introductory course with Jordan Hanson or who have previous playing experience. Students will develop more challenging polyrhythms, refine their drum tones and experiment with solo phrases and variations.

Fairfield Community Place 7/$84 34528 M May 9–Jun 27 8:15 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Spilt Milk Comedy – Juggernauts

Spilt Milk Drama Company runs performance-based programs specializing in interactive theatre. The adult program focuses on improvisation, sketch comedy, character study and development, story structures and story building, joke construction, and occasionally we have some fun! The emphasis is on positive, proactive problem solving, personal empowerment, peer/group awareness and fearless decision making. The classes are designed to accommodate beginner performers as well as offering enough diversity to challenge the more experienced actor. Burnside Gorge Community Centre 20/$200 35027 T Apr 5–Aug 16 7 p.m.–8:15 p.m.

Drop-In Drop-in Badminton

Join our group of enthusiasts for an evening of co-ed badminton. Please bring your own racquet. Birdies provided. Call Tuesdays after 12 p.m. to reserve a spot. Call 250.382.4604

Drop in for Indoor Soccer in our school gym. James Bay Community School Centre 1/$3.50 33889 F Apr 8–Jun 27 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Volleyball

Bump, set, spike and meet new people in a fun filled night of volleyball. All skill levels are invited to participate. James Bay Community School Centre 1/$3.50 33887 M Apr 4–Jun 20 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Table Tennis Drop-in

Drop in and test out your table tennis skills. Invite your fiends and stay for lunch in our community cafe. Equipment provided. James Bay Community School Centre 1/$2 33883 M,W Apr 4–Jun 22 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 33883 W Apr 4–Jun 22 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Floor Hockey (Co-ed 18+)

Drop-in floor hockey takes place every Tuesday in the gym. Come join in! Wooden sticks not permitted and no scuff shoes only.

Fernwood Community Centre $4/person, goalies play for free Tuesdays Apr 5–Aug 30 6:45 p.m.–9:45 p.m.

Health & Wellness Aerobics – Low Impact

This is a mild to moderate level, non-stress aerobic workout for those returning to fitness or beginning their commitment to become fit. It offers all the basics, focusing on simple choreography for those who might be uncoordinated. James Bay Community School Centre 1/$3.50 33862 M,W,F Apr 4–Jun 22 5 p.m.–6 p.m.

Boxing For Fitness (Introduction)

James Bay Community School Centre 1/$3.50 33864 W Apr 6–Jun 22 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Do you have what it takes to train like a boxer? Join instructor Dean Kerpan of Crave Fitness bright and early as he teaches the fundamentals of boxing (footwork and punching). Dean has created a fitness program modeled after his popular boot camp that will improve your stamina, core conditioning, and build upper and lower body strength. Experience firsthand a boxing workout that is a perfect combination of cardiovascular and muscle conditioning. All fitness levels are welcome.

Badminton

Fairfield Community Place 12/$150 34581 T,Th Apr 5–May 12 6 a.m.–7 a.m.

Fairfield Community Place 1/$3.50 34509 T Apr 5–Jun 14 8 p.m.–10 p.m.

Drop-In Basketball

Slam, shoot and dribble your way to recreational basketball.

Join our group of drop-in enthusiasts for an evening of co-ed badminton. All levels welcome. Please bring your own racquet! James Bay Community School Centre 1/$3.50 33885 Th Apr 7–Jun 23 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

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Adult Programs Chronic Pain Management

This course will help you understand the anatomy of pain, how the brain interprets signals from the body and how the nervous system can change in response to pain. Once you understand how the body reacts to pain you are better able to change and manage your pain system.

Interval Body Sculpt

A great workout that includes cardio and muscle work. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 34861 M,F Apr 1–Aug 29

Low Impact Power

Lo impact cardio workout that includes lots of power moves… a great fat burner.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 3/$63 35243 W Apr 20–May 4 2:30 p.m.–4 p.m. 35245 W Jun 15–29 2:30 p.m.–4 p.m.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 34862 T,Th Apr 5–Sep 1

Crossfit – Introduction

Mild to Moderate

CrossFit is about constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movements. This program is scalable to all fitness levels. Learn to get fit, see measurable results and feel amazing. Takes place off-site. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$10 35212 Su Apr 3 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. 35213 Su May 22 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 4/$50 35214 Su Apr 10–May 1 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. 35215 Su May 29–Jun 19 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Drop-In Fitness 30 minutes of abdominal work, core strengthening and flexibility. Free with admission 6:30 p.m.–7 p.m.

Body Sculpt

Tone your muscles and shape your body in this strength and cardio building class. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre T,Th,F Apr 1–Aug 30

Free with admission 9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Cardio Plus

Maximize your calorie burn with an ultra-effecive workout. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre S Apr 2–Aug 27

Free with admission 9:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Fitness Fusion

Yoga, Pilates and Fitness all wrapped into one class! This class is designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility while connecting your body, mind and spirit. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 34860 W Apr 6–Aug 31

Free with admission 5:10 p.m.–6:10 p.m.

For those who are just getting started, returning after a break or are looking for a class that is easy to follow. This class covers all fitness components. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 34863 T,Th Apr 5–Sep 1

Free with admission 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Step

Low impact moderate class with 30 minutes of cardio. Great for all levels. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 34865 M,W Apr 4–Aug 31

Free with admission 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Ultimate Sculpt

Abs Attack

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre M,W,F Apr 1–Aug 31

Free with admission 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Free with admission 5:10 p.m.–6:10 p.m.

Hi/Lo Combo

A full class of strength work and stretching. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 34866 W Apr 6–Aug 31

Free with admission 6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Fitness Fitness Theory

The Fairfield Community Place Is Your Place Come join us here at the Fairfield Community Place on the last Monday of the Month for board games, guitar jamming, clothing exchanges, book clubs, video games, and free computer access. This is your opportunity to get connected with the community by sharing a space with like-minded individuals. We welcome new ideas so bring your creativity and energy. All ages are welcome and by donation. For more information call 250.382.4604 or email place@fairfieldcommunity.ca. Fairfield Community Place Monday, May 30 Time: 6 p.m.– 8 p.m. All welcome, donations appreciated.

Take the first step in becoming a fitness professional! This course is for those pursuing becoming certified as a fitness professional (strength training leader, personal trainer or group fitness instructor). The Fitness Theory and Exercise Physiology Course will provide students with scientifically sound information on how the body functions and responds to exercise. The course covers anatomy, physiology, nutrition, strength, flexibility and much more. This course is the prerequisite to Group fitness, Third Age, Strength Training, Personal Training and Aqua Fit Modules. The course fee includes the manual and BCRPA exam preparation. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre $249 35813 F Apr 15 5 p.m.–9 p.m. S,Su Apr 16–17 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 35814 F Jun 10 5 p.m.–9 p.m. S,Su Jun 11–12 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Energetic cardio burning with hi/lo combos to enhance fat burning and cardiovascular efficiency. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre M,W Apr 4–Aug 31

Free with admission 9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

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Adult Programs GrooveFIT Experience the ridiculously fun new workout that everyone is talking about! Come wiggle, shimmy, shake and groove your body healthy! Groovin’ is a revolutionary workout that celebrates everyBODY’s unique way of moving. Break out of the fitness box – the movements are purpose-driven and are designed to build strength, cardio and endurance. Multi-level class, no experience necessary. If you can move, you can groove. Visit www.thegroovemethod.com for more information on this fun and fabulous way to workout. $12 drop-in. Oaklands Neighborhood House 6/$60 34002 Th Feb 24–Apr 14 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. 34003 Th Apr 28–Jun 2 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Instructor Profile: Rhonda Kool I am so excited to bring the “Nia Technique” to Oaklands Community Centre. It is a whole body sensory experience designed to enhance “Joy in Movement”. For the past 3 years, when I dance “Nia”, I feel dynamic; yet, there is an ease when moving and conditioning my muscles, bones and joints. I sense a strong energetic connection from my mind, body and spirit to move with freedom, balance and magic. The music offered in the “Nia” routines allows each participant to move in your own body’s way – no matter what age or stage of fitness you are in: adapt your actions to move with the sensations of pleasure and comfort. For more information, check out: www.nianow.com My focus for each “Nia” class is: “Be truly present and receptive to every moment in your life. Feel alive and play! Have fun and dance for yourself!”

Groove Method

Experience the ridiculously fun new workout that everyone is talking about! Come wiggle, shimmy, shake and groove your body healthy. Groovin’ is a unique and revolutionary workout that celebrates everybody’s unique way of moving. Multi-level class, no experience necessary! James Bay Community School Centre 6/$61.60 33801 W Apr 6–May 18 6 p.m.–7 p.m.

Mama & Co. GrooveFIT

Here is an opportunity to workout with your babes, tots and toddlers, while getting your Groove on. This class is a unique opportunity to feed your body, mind and mama spirit in a safe and fun environment. No dance experience necessary, if you can move you can groove. Let’s learn from our children, and with our children–come wiggle, shimmy, shake and groove your body healthy. $12 drop-in.

This class blends core stability with the challenging flow of yoga. Yoga postures are taught with a focus on core strength, alignment and breath. Props and modifications are used to create a class that is accessible to all levels. Be prepared to sweat! Victoria West Community Centre 8/$89.60 34206 T Mar 8–Apr 26 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Victoria West Community Centre 9/$100.80 34207 T May 3–Jun 28 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Kettlebell Training

Kettlebell workouts are intended to increase strength, endurance, agility and balance, challenging both the muscular and cardiovascular system with dynamic, total-body movements. Kettlebells make it easier to do get the most out of each exercise that you do in your workouts. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 4/$40 34868 W Apr 6–27 12:15 p.m.–12:45 p.m. 34869 W May 4–25 12:15 p.m.–12:45 p.m. 34870 W Jun 1–22 12:15 p.m.–12:45 p.m. 34871 W Jul 6–27 12:15 p.m.–12:45 p.m. 34872 W Aug 10–31 12:15 p.m.–12:45 p.m.

Nia Dance

Nia is a fusion fitness practice that blends martial arts, dance arts and healing energy, integrating body, mind and spirit in joyful expression. Nia fits all bodies, works for all ages and can be adjusted for all fitness levels. Kick off your shoes and dance through life with Nia. Oaklands Neighborhood House 7/$70 33999 W Mar 16–Apr 27 7 p.m.–8:15 p.m. Oaklands Neighborhood House 8/$80 34000 W May 4–Jun 22 7 p.m.–8:15 p.m.

Oaklands Community Centre 6/$60 34005 F Feb 25–Apr 15 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. 34006 F Apr 29–Jun 10 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 8/$80 35216 F Apr 1–May 20 7:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m. 35217 F Jun 3–Jul 22 7:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m.

Fitness Below the Belt

Nordic Walking

Learn how pelvic floor function impacts core stability, low back health and overall fitness. Join Jodi Ganton, Registered Physiotherapist, and Melissa McLeod, Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer for this interesting and informative workshop. They will teach you how to use yoga and specific pelvic floor exercises to correctly engage your core. Find and use the muscles that stabilize and protect the low back and pelvis. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$33.60 34867 S Jun 11 1 p.m.–3 p.m.

Jazzercise Circuit

This total body workout fuses cardio-vascular exercise with strength, power, flexibility and balance training. It is truly a workout for every body! Burnside Campus 6/$42 34992 S Mar 5–Jun 25 9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

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The elliptical cross-trainer that goes wherever you go! Nordic walking recruits the muscles in your upper body your body and turns walking into a total body workout. You burn up to 35% more calories than regular walking. If you like hiking, on or off road, Nordic Walking poles are a ‘must’. Use of the poles will improve your balance and stability and reduce the stress on the joints in your lower body with 30%, allowing you to go farther with less fatigue. Poles are provided. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$32 34886 S Apr 16 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 35186 S May 14 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 35187 S Jun 18 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 35188 S Jul 16 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 35189 S Aug 20 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.


Adult Programs Outdoor Boot Camp

This class is recommended for the daring individual who loves the outdoors. Using a unique circuit our trainer will take you through sport-specific movements concentrating on agility, endurance, and balance. This class welcomes all levels. Victoria West Community Centre 8/$89.60 34232 T Mar 8–Apr 26 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. 34233 T May 3–Jun 21 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. 34234 T Jul 5–Aug 23 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Pilates

Take this great class that everyone is talking about! Learn exercises designed to improve core strength, balance, flexibility and posture. Pilates is a whole body workout that develops long, lean and toned muscles. Beginner – Intermediate Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 16/$136 34896 M,W May 2–Jun 22 5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m. 34897 M,W Jun 27–Aug 7 5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m. James Bay Community School Centre 6/$50.40 33793 Th May 19–Jun 23 6:15 p.m.–7:10 p.m.

Intermediate – Advanced Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 8/$72 34900 F May 6–Jun 24 5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m. 34901 F Jul 8–Aug 26 5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m.

Pilates – Mat II

For those who have taken a Pilates class before. This class will continue to develop long lean muscles while increasing flexibility, coordination, core strength and posture. James Bay Community School Centre 6/$50.40 33795 Th May 19–Jun 23 7:20 p.m.–8:15 p.m.

Pilates – Yogalates

This is the perfect practice for anyone looking to improve their health and well-being. The classes will combine elements of yoga with the therapeutic benefits of Pilates. This system is designed to develop the essence of yoga through the body, breath and mind with the core-strengthening benefits of Pilates. Oaklands Community Centre 8/$72 32371 W Mar 2–Apr 20 7:15 p.m.–8:30 p.m. 33990 W Apr 27–Jun 15 7:15 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Lunch Hour Yoga

Regain some mid-day energy by joining our lunch hour yoga class! This class focuses on regaining peace of mind, balance and alignment through meditation, asanas (classes yoga poses) and breathing. All levels welcome. Drop-in $10/class. Punch cards and wellness passes are available to give you flexibility and choice. Burnside Gorge Community Centre 6/$48 34797 T Mar 15–Apr 19 12:10 p.m.–1 p.m. 34800 T Apr 26–May 31 12:10 p.m.–1 p.m.

Men’s Stretch Workshop

This short workshop will teach you how to release areas in the body causing joint and back pain, head aches and fatigue. Learn practical stretches which can easily be done at home to treat tight shoulders, neck, hips, and back muscles as well as poses decreasing your risk of prostate cancer. This class is gentle and available to very active or not active individuals. Women would benefit from this class as well. All ages welcome. Oaklands Community Centre 1/$48 34353 S Mar 26 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 34354 S May 28 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Pole Dancing

Boost your confidence and fitness level with this class. Classes will take place in a private setting with an encouraging and experienced instructor. Everyone needs to try this class at least once. Level 1 Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 6/$129 34902 M Apr 11–May 16 8 p.m.–9:30 p.m. 34903 M May 23–Jun 27 8 p.m.–9:30 p.m. 34904 M Jul 11–Aug 15 8 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Level 2 Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 6/$129 35586 T Apr 12–May 17 8 p.m.–9:30 p.m. 35587 T May 24–Jun 28 8 p.m.–9:30 p.m. 35588 T Jul 12–Aug 16 8 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Saturday Aerobics

James Bay Community School Centre is now offering Saturday morning aerobics classes with child minding available. Aerobics classes will vary each Saturday with elements of zumba, body sculpt, pilates, bellyfit, qi gong and relaxation. For more information on child minding please contact 250.389.1470. James Bay Community School Centre 4/$22.40 33814 S Apr 2–23 10:20 a.m.–11:20 a.m. 33815 S May 7–28 10:20 a.m.–11:20 a.m.

Spin

Spinning or indoor cycling is a form of high-intensity exercise that involves using a stationary exercise bicycle in a group setting. You can burn up to 450 calories during a 40 minute class. Spinning is high energy although participants can set their own pace by adjusting speed and tension on their own spinner. Make sure to bring water and a towel.

Instructor Profile: Stephanie Wells Boot Camp, On the Ball, Ultimate Core & Body Sculpt Inspired by her mother, who has been teaching fitness for over 25 years, Stephanie became a group fitness leader 3.5 years ago, and has been teaching classes such as On The Ball, Boot Camp and Rep Reebok ever since. She enjoys teaching her students how to challenge their bodies in different ways, encouraging them to meet their fitness goals and showing them that working out can be enjoyable and satisfying. Living a healthy and active lifestyle has become a huge part of her life, and she hopes to help many more people in the Vic West Community achieve their fitness goals while having fun!

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 8/$56 34918 M May 2–Jun 20 6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m. 34919 M Jun 27–Aug 15 6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m. 34920 T May 3–Jun 21 7:15 a.m.–8 a.m. 34921 T Jun 28–Aug 16 7:15 a.m.–8 a.m. 34924 Th May 5–Jun 23 7:15 a.m.–8 a.m. 34925 Th Jun 30–Aug 18 7:15 a.m.–8 a.m. 34922 Th Jul 7–Aug 25 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

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Adult Programs Spring Bootcamp

Learn the drills and skills to take your fitness to the next level. We use functional training methods with a variety of equipment to provide a challenging and fun workout. Open to all fitness levels. Get ready to work hard and have fun! James Bay Community School Centre 20/$224 34020 T,Th Apr 19–Jun 23 6 a.m.–7 a.m.

Stop your Bladder from Running Your Life

Learn how pelvic floor function and lifestyle habits impact bladder health. Registered Physiotherapist and Pelvic Floor Specialist, Jodi Ganton and Certified Yoga Instructor, Melissa McLeod will teach you how to use yoga, exercise and lifestyle modifications to take back control of your bladder.

10 Visit Pass at Burnside Gorge Community Centre Our 10 visit pass gives you access to yoga and wellness programs at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre.

Register 34953 for $79 Mondays: Power Yoga 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Tuesdays: Lunch Hour Yoga 12:10 p.m.–1 p.m. Wednesdays: Bootcamp 5 p.m.–6 p.m. Thursdays: Flow Yoga 7 p.m.–8:15 p.m. Fridays: Zumba Dance Fitness 5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m. Saturdays: Jazzercise Circuit 9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m. This 10 visit punch pass gives you flexibility and savings.

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Footpath to Wellness: Reflexology Course

This six hour course is designed for you and a partner to get a grip of the basics. A simple, effective reflexology treatment at home. We’ve designed this course so that you can exchange treatments from 10 minutes to 30 minutes in duration. A manageable length of time to incorporate into a wellness plan. By gently manipulating the foot with pressure techniques the body is relieved of stress, circulation is improved and elimination of toxins is enhanced. Not only is reflexology blissfully relaxing it’s highly therapeutic. This simple modality practiced on a regular basis can be an effective part of every wellness plan. By reducing stress in your life you’re reducing your vulnerability to 80% of chronic disease.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$30 34927 S May 14 1 p.m.–3 p.m.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 2/$119 34873 Su May 1–8 1 p.m.–4 p.m. 34874 Su Jun 19–26 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Qi Gong (Chi Kung)

Reiki Workshop

‘Expanding the Heart and Balancing the Blood Practice’ is a medical Qi Gong developed in China as treatment for hypertension, coronary disease, anxiety, stress or low vitality, with remarkable results. The graceful movements take approximately 20 minutes of practice daily. Health practitioner Dennis Murphy brings over 30 years of experience in teaching this class.

Reiki is a Japanese word which means the transfer of Universal life energy for the purpose of healing mind, body and spirit. This is a gentle modality and helps to realign your chakras (energy centres of the body). Students will learn about the subtle energy system of the body and how to perform a one hour Reiki session on others as well as learning how to balance their own energies.

Fairfield Community Place 9/$81 34555 W Apr 20–Jun 15 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Oaklands Community Centre 1/$45 34351 Su Jun 12 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Qi Gong – Introduction

Registered Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the body’s soft tissue structures. By using a variety of techniques a Registered Massage Therapist helps relieve chronic pain and stress, promotes relaxation, and aids in the therapeutic rehabilitation of injuries.

Qi Gong is an excellent and enjoyable way to start your day. In most Eastern cultures health is seen as the movement of energy, qi or chi, through the body. These eighteen easy to learn, meditative movements help circulate and balance energy. Qi Gong promotes flexibility and clarity of mind, enhances mood and releases stress. Suitable for all.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre M,W Ongoing

Victoria West Community Centre 8/$89.60 34238 W Mar 23–May 11 1 p.m.–2 p.m.

Thai Massage for Couples

Reflexology is a pressure-point massage that is done on the feet to provide healing to the whole body. The massage involves stimulating the 7,500 nerveendings per foot to provide stress relief, to help balance the hormonal system and to improve overall circulation. Reflexology is very relaxing and the client always experiences a wonderful sense of well-being after the session. Students will learn a twenty minute reflexology foot massage.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to massage or stretch someone else – easily and effectively? If so, this workshop is exactly what you are looking for. Thai Massage is grounded in the principle of ergonomics – using your body in a way that is highly efficient and highly effective. In this workshop you will learn how to use your body weight to your advantage, to apply strong pressure with little effort and to easily stretch someone else. During this weekly workshop we will move through the entire body, covering every major muscle group. A manual with photos and descriptions of all of the moves will be provided.

Oaklands Community Centre 1/$45 34349 Su May 15 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

James Bay Community School Centre 6/$107.52 33919 M Apr 4–May 16 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m.

Victoria West Community Centre 7/$78.40 34400 W May 18–Jun 29 1 p.m.–2 p.m.

Reflexology Basics Workshop

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Adult Programs Shiatsu Massage

Enjoy 15 minutes or more of relaxation with instructor John Greaves as he works out the knots in your muscles and joints. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 15 min Massage 1/$15 30 min Massage 1/$30 45 min Massage 1/$45 60 min Massage 1/$60 Ongoing Th 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Taekwondo

Taekwondo is an official Olympic sport and rewarding Martial Art. MIJO Taekwondo is an internationally recognized school whose reputation is led by state of the art instructors with over 15 years of experience. Gain focus, confidence and get fit in an environment for all abilities and ages. Monthly registration is available upon inquiry at reception. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 12/$100 34930 Th Apr 7–Jun 23 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Tai Chi (sitting)

This is a series of seated exercises developed from Tai Chi warm-ups and movements and is suitable for people looking for gentle, low impact exercise. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the movements, so that there is no need to memorize a complicated routine. These classes are helpful for people recovering from accidents, illness, or stroke, and anyone looking for a gentle exercise routine in a stress-free environment. No class on stat holidays. Burnside Gorge Community Centre 6/$18 35045 M Apr 18–Jun 6 1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Tai Chi – Yang Style

An introductory course – learn the steps of this gentle exercise that improves your balance and flexibility while providing a beneficial impact on conditions affecting the heart, lungs, circulation and joints. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 8/$64 34940 T May 3–Jun 21 5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m. 34941 T Jul 5–Aug 23 5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m.

Ultimate Core and Body Sculpt

Target those trouble zones! This intense 25 minute core workout will flatten and tighten your abdominals paired with 20 minutes of strength training exercises to help tone and sculpt thighs, glutes and entire body. A wide range of equipment is combined with boot camp style activities, to ensure you get a wellrounded workout. Participants get a take-home sheet of each week’s workout, so you can do it at home whenever you want. Victoria West Community Centre 8/$89.60 34610 Th Mar 10–Apr 28 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. 34617 Th May 5–Jun 23 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Wado Karate for Adults

Our co-ed classes include callisthenics with a focus on flexibility, strength, stamina, and coordination. James Bay Community School Centre 8/$89.60 34025 T May 3–Jun 21 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Women’s Triathlon Clinics

Want to learn how to complete a triathlon? Looking to Improve from your last triathlon? Want to have fun training with other women? This weekly training clinic, presented by triathlon coach and ten-time Ironman finisher Lisa Lynam, will provide women of all ages and fitness abilities with the opportunity to learn more about swim-bike-run training for triathlons. Each meeting includes an informational session and a practical fitness component. Topics include how to build a training program and tips for race day success. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 5/$75 35218 T Apr 19–May 17 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. 35262 T Jun 7–Jul 5 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Zen Meditation

Beginners and Experts alike are invited to these regular Sunday, drop-in meditation classes. The teacher Wayne Copdling, has been a Zen Monk and lineage holder for more than 30 years. He is a Monk in the SOTO Zen school as founded by the famous Zen master Shunryu Suzuki-roshi, best known through the book, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. Victoria West Community Centre 34636 Su Mar 6–Aug 28 34638 Su Mar 6–Aug 28

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Zumba

Join us for one of the fastest growing Latin danceinspired fitness crazes across the world! People of all ages are falling in love with its infectious music, easy-to-follow dance moves and body-sculpting benefits. Come dance to the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, Mambo and other Latin beats. This is a fitness class you will not want to miss! No classes on stat holidays.

Instructor Profile: Valerie Chu Valerie Chu instructs the Yang Tai Chi 24 movement at the Cook Street Village Activity Centre (CSVAC). Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, Valerie was fortunate to study with Master Li Shu Dong, the 20th generation standardbearer of Chen style Tai Chi. In 2005 she moved to Victoria and began teaching Tai Chi at the Crystal Pool then the West Shore Recreation Centre and the CSVAC. Valerie finds time to pursue her other interests in visual art, gardening, bicycling, hiking and dancing. Valerie strongly believes that being active is the key to the physical and mental health, thus improves the quality of life.

James Bay Community School Centre 6/$47.04 33802 Th May 19–Jun 23 5 p.m.–6 p.m. James Bay Community School Centre 5/$39.20 33806 F May 20–Jun 17 6 p.m.–7 p.m. Fairfield Community Place 10/$80 34549 M Apr 4–Jun 13 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Victoria West Community Centre 8/$71.68 34247 M Mar 7–May 2 7:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m. 34623 M May 9–Jul 4 7:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m. Burnside Gorge Community Centre 6/$54 35054 F Mar 18–Apr 29 5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m. 35055 F May 6–Jun 10 5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m. Oaklands Community Centre 8/$64 34317 W Mar 9–Apr 27 6 p.m.–7 p.m. 34318 W May 4–Jun 22 6 p.m.–7 p.m.

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Adult Programs Computers All About Twitter

We will look in detail at this micro-blogging site – how to set up your profile, how to use lists, hashtags, re-tweets, mentions, direct messages and trending topics. Twitter etiquette will be discussed as well as how to acquire and maintain followers and how to find people to follow. We will also look at some twitter tools that will help you glean information about those you interact with and how you’re faring in your use of the site. If you have a laptop you may like to bring it to this class. Oaklands Community Centre 1/$60 34387 W Mar 30 7 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

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Blogging for Beginners

Your blog is the backbone of your online presence. Learn how to quickly and easily create your own blog using Wordpress. Choose a Wordpress theme to fit the nature of your blog. Learn how to post links, photos, videos and your twitter stream. Learn about widgets, tags and categories. We’ll talk about blogging pitfalls and how to generate traffic to your blog. Oaklands Community Centre 1/$60 34386 W Mar 9 7 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

C.A.P.

Community Access Program – Community Centres are offering valuable Internet access to members of the community free of charge as part of a grant provided by Industry Canada. Call specific community centre to confirm computer access hours. Fairfield Community Place Free 34545 M–S Apr 4–Aug 27

Social Media Workshop for Beginners

In this class we will discuss social media, what it is, how it works, what purpose it serves, and the significant role it plays in the shifting landscape of media and commerce. We will then look at how to set up a Twitter account, a WordPress (blog) account, and a Facebook account for the group and experience how these online social realms interact and support each other. We will also briefly look at other social media sites such as LinkedIn and Youtube. This is a class designed to get you started in creating an online presence. If you would like to blog or are trying to figure out a way to bring some attention to your art, small business, or social cause, this workshop is for you. You are welcome to bring a laptop, but it is not required. Oaklands Community Centre 2/$95 34384 S Mar 5–12 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

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Spreadsheets Using Excel 2007

Learn how to create formulas to solve numerical problems and how to format text headings. Students will learn to create tables and the basics of sorting and filtering. Join Max Sternberg for hands-on computer classes at the James Bay Community School Centre. Classes will take place in the school computer lab. Exercise books included. James Bay Community School Centre 1/$50.40 33915 T Apr 5 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m.

Cooking Authentic Indian Cooking

Warm up your senses and savour the rich and exotic aromas of India. Discover Indian flavours with Vinodini George as she guides you through ingredients, techniques and wholesome, fresh recipes that are rooted in India’s age-old culinary traditions yet adapted to today’s kitchen and lifestyle. Whether a beginner or a seasoned aficionado, these classes have something for everyone. Come, learn and enjoy. Register for all 4 or try one class $39. Oaklands Community Centre 4/$140 34389 T Mar 8–29 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. 34390 T May 3–24 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Authentic Indian Cuisine I

Unlock the flavours of truly authentic Indian cuisine! Inspired by Chef Heidi Fink’s travels in India, this class is perfect for those who love curry but can never make their curries taste ‘right’. In class, Heidi will focus on the key techniques that make vibrant, full-bodied Indian food. Highlights of tonight’s all-vegetarian menu include lentil dahl, fresh green chutney, homemade curry powder, fragrant tomato curry with basmati rice and much more. Full meal included. Fairfield Community Place 1/$60 35106 Th May 26 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Authentic Indian Cuisine II

No more drab, heavy curries! One class is not enough to explore this wonderfully complex and delicious cuisine. A follow-up to our first class, this time we explore vegetable pakoras, fruit chutneys, basmati rice pilaf, South Indian coconut curry, cardamom rice pudding and more. Authentic Indian Cuisine 1 is a pre-requisite. Full meal included. Fairfield Community Place 1/$60 35108 Th Jun 9 6 p.m.–9 p.m.


Adult Programs Bread Making 101

Always dreamed of learning how to make delicious homemade bread? In this class, Chef Kim will demonstrate the secrets to making a classic French baguette, a tasty foccacia, and a yeasted sweet bread perfect for the Easter holidays. Come and explore the wonderful world of bread!

Gluten-free Overview

Oaklands Community Centre 1/$46 34397 Th Mar 31 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m.

Are you newly diagnosed as needing to adopt a gluten-free diet and wondering what to eat? Cooking gluten-free meals from scratch can be easy and hassle-free. Join Chef Janice of Real Food Made Easy in this class to give you a broad understanding about how to use gluten-free ingredients to make tasty meals and baked goods for your family. Class includes a recipe booklet, demonstrations, and tasters.

Culinary – Intro to Raw Foods

Oaklands Community Centre 4/$160 33974 S Mar 26–Apr 16 1 p.m.–3 p.m.

Enjoy a fresh perspective on eating raw fruits and vegetables! This program is an introduction to preparing delicious raw food meals that are vegan and gluten-free. Raw foods are nutrient and enzymerich. You’ll learn about seed and nut sprouting which increases the nutrient value of these foods. We’ll begin with simple recipes and work our way up to more complex dishes, e.g. stuffed mushrooms, zucchini ribbons with sudried tomato sauce, hazelnut torte, faux salmon rolls, chocolate mousse, creamy broccoli soup, vegetable teriyaki, ravioli, and flax crackers. In class, an appetizer, main dish and dessert will be prepared and sampled. All food supplies included.

Local Harvest

Discover the bounty of our Islands! We have heard about the 100-mile diet but how do we practice it? This class will help. From the best places to find locally-raised meats and seasonal produce, to small farm gems and luxury products, learn about the wonderful variety of local food products available to us. Through a hands-on cooking component, we will learn to cook with the seasons and find the best of what our Island has to offer. Take home recipes and detailed information on the where, how and why of purchasing local food. A delicious in-class meal included with the price.

Fairfield Community Place 5/$200 34596 M May 2–Jun 6 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

Fairfield Community Place 1/$80 35097 Th Jun 23 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Fish and Seafood

Refreshing Summer Recipes

Confused about the variety of fish at the fish counter? Tired of spending a lot of money on seafood, only to end up with a rubbery, dry and tasteless meal? Eliminate the frustrating guesswork and join this class. Heidi will guide you through the basics, from choosing the right type of fish for a particular meal to learning simply delicious cooking techniques. This evening’s meal includes pan-seared salmon, baked snapper, halibut, garlic prawns and more. Fairfield Community Place 1/$80 35105 Th Jun 2 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Fresh and Flavourful Mexican Cooking

Come and savour the irresistible flavours of Mexican Cuisine. In this class Chef Kim will show you how to make some classic favourites: tortilla soup, mexican red rice, refried beans and chicken or beef fajitas. Come and learn the secrets to making your Mexican food taste delicious and authentic. Buen Provecho! Oaklands Community Centre 1/$46 34396 Th May 26 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m.

Chef Sonja’s chillin’ recipes for those hot summer days are yours to discover! A raw garden ginger energy soup, chilled papaya mint bisque, sunny almond spread/dip, and some baked veggie spring rolls with a sweet and sour sauce. There will be some hands on in this class. Fairfield Community Place 1/$49 34794 T Jun 7 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

South East Asian Vegetarian

Relax and watch Heidi prepare some fabulous foods from Thailand and Vietnam. All dishes will be vegetarian, while still capturing authentic flavours. Highlights of tonight’s delicious meal include: rice noodle salad with lime and mint, red coconut curry made from scratch and sticky coconut pudding. Also included in the class handout is a vegetarian substitute for fish sauce. Fairfield Community Place 1/$60 35103 Th Apr 7 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Instructor Profile: Sonja Limberger Sonja Limberger of Five Elements Cooking has 30 years experience in the vegetarian and special diet cooking field. She has a passion for cooking and a great concern for helping others with their diets. Sonja's experience ranges from working at the Naam restaurant in Vancouver, to Hollyhock Farm on Cortes Island, to The Mint restaurant in Victoria. She has been teaching at various community centres as well as in home cooking classes for the past three years. She has also invented numerous recipes, which she uses in her classes. Between 2006 and 2010 Sonja has done various personal chef jobs, catered for private parties, and provided meals for several retreats.

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Adult Programs Sushi and Other Japanese Recipes

Vegetarian Easter Feast

Fairfield Community Place 1/$49 34604 M Apr 4 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Fairfield Community Place 1/$51 34605 M Apr 11 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Taco Party

Greek Vegetarian Cooking

Come and learn how to make some joyful Japanese recipes. In this class there will be some hands on Sushi making, a demonstration of a tofu and shitake teriyaki that Chef Sonja developed while working at The Naam restaurant and an edamame salad. Bring your appetite, an apron, and a few containers for leftovers.

A fun cooking class devoted to producing authentic Mexican flavours. Join Chef Heidi and learn to use traditional ingredients to make a variety of mouthwatering dishes. The focus in class will be on preparing soft masa tacos with several deliciously authentic fillings, including flank steak, traditional chicken and spiced beans. Also included in the class instruction are homemade green and red salsas, as well as some fabulous side dishes, such as mexican green rice and mexican chocolate brownies. Fairfield Community Place 1/$65 35098 Th Apr 28 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Taco Party Two!

You are invited to join Chef Sonja to learn some healthful and tasty recipes as an alternative to a traditional meat dish. The menu includes a wild rice and chestnut (or pecan) stuffed squash with a smoky almond miso gravy, arugula and potato salad and a vegan chocolate pecan pie. Enjoy a satisfying dinner after the lesson!

The menu items include a vegetarian moussaka, a faso lava soup (a traditional recipe with white beans and tomato) and stuffed grape leaves (dolmades). James Bay Community School Centre 1/$48.16 33917 W Apr 13 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Chinese Home-style Cooking

China is rich in culture, especially when it comes to food. Explore this vast nation’s cuisine through a three hour workshop where you will learn how to cook Chinese food and get to enjoy a full lunch too! Oaklands Community Centre 1/$15 34388 S May 14 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Risotto Three Ways

A continuation of Chef Heidi’s previous Taco Party class, tonight we will expand our repertoire of authentic, lip-smacking taco fillings. The wonderful techniques learned in class will have you turning out delicious Mexican food like a pro. Tonight’s menu includes fillings of juicy spiced chicken, chilisimmered steak, as well as two traditional vegetarian fillings. Our fabulous side dishes tonight include red almond rice, roasted chile salsas, authentic crema, and Mexican hot chocolate.

Oaklands Community Centre 2/$42 34392 Th May 12–19 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.

Fairfield Community Place 1/$65 35101 Th May 5 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Desserts from Around the World

Vegetarian Appetizers 2

Summer get ready for the summer season! This cooking class will teach you how to make fabulous, healthy appetizers from around the world, with lots of make-ahead tips and samples to try. Tonight’s summer-fresh recipes include delicious salsa, fresh salad rolls, prep-ahead bruschetta, salads, mouth-watering dips and more. A focus on seasonal ingredients brings the summer to your kitchen! Fairfield Community Place 1/$65 35096 Th Jun 16 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Join Chef Kim as you learn the secrets to a successful risotto and explore a few of the endless ways to prepare it. Learn to make traditional risotto, how to use leftovers to create risotto cakes, and how to make a microwave risotto: a quick, family-friendly meal in just half an hour. The possibilities for variety and improvisation abound!

Chef Kim will take you on a culinary tour stopping in Australia/New Zealand, Greece and the United States. First, you’ll learn how to make the perfect pavlova, an amazing fruit-topped meringue from down under. Then we’ll take the challenges of working with phyllo to create a delectable walnut baklava. And finally, you’ll learn the secrets of preparing a dark and delicious chocolate cake from Pennsylvania Dutch country. A recipe book will be included and there will be lots of sampling along the way, so bring a to-go container to take home tastes of all that we make in class. Oaklands Community Centre 1/$46 34395 Th Apr 7 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m.

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Adult Programs

Malaysian Cooking Series Authentic Malay Dishes

For the Vegetarian

This is a lesson ‘fit for a king’. Explore the preparation of the typical, authentic shish kebab or satay, barbeque style, with its own special peanut sauce and trimmings. Create a traditional salad, rice dish and ‘Kueh Seri Muka’ dessert.

Create the flavours of a typical South Indian or Sri Lankan meal including masala dosai (thosai), a tasty potato and vegetable filling, kichiree and green bean dhal. You’ll also learn how to create your own garam masala spice mixture.

Victoria West Community Centre 1/$72.80 34625 W Mar 9 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Victoria West Community Centre 1/$72.80 35177 W Apr 13 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Flat Breads

An Easter Meal

If you love Indian breads, this is a must for you! Learn to make tender, chewy flat breads and mouth watering breads with a tantalizing filling. Savoury and sweet accompaniments include a lentil dish, dessert and other surprises. Victoria West Community Centre 1/$72.80 34627 W Mar 16 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Soups for a Cold Winter

Keep your family and friends warm this winter! Create warming foods including congee (hot rice porridge), steam boat – a steaming hot pot cooked right at the table – and top it of with a delicious warming bowl of sweet dessert. Victoria West Community Centre 1/$78.40 35095 W Mar 30 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Sweet Desserts for You

For those who have travelled to Malaysia, these desserts will bring back happy memories and for those who haven’t, you’ll go on a culinary journey as you start peeling the layers off your ‘Kueh Lapis’ or experience the ‘Ondeh Ondeh’ rise to the top and coat it with freshly grated coconut. Victoria West Community Centre 1/$67.20 35176 W Apr 6 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

A meal to remember! Susie will share her Mum’s special chicken curry in addition to a few of her own special recipes, and finish with the crowning glory of the meal-leche creme! Curious? Explore new flavours and have some fun in this special Malaysian Easter cooking class. Victoria West Community Centre 1/$78.40 35179 W Apr 20 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Instructor Profile: Susie Thambirajah Instructor Susie Thambirajah grew up in Malaysia , where she was educated as a home sciences teacher. Victoria has been her home for over twenty years and she has extensive experience instructing cooking classes throughout the City. She shares her passion for her culture and cooking through the instruction of exotic Southeast and South Asian cuisine – including Malaysian, East Indian and Singaporean dishes.

Food Parcels

If you’re looking for exotic foods to take on a picnic or travelling with you, this is the class for you! Learn how to cook Susie’s delectable sticky rice parcels with exotic fillings and create nutritious, flavourful desserts using fresh garden fruits and vegetables. Victoria West Community Centre 1/$84 35180 W Apr 27 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Snacks and Hors D’oeuvres

What better way of celebrating Mother’s Day than to cook her a special meal of exotic foods. Learn to make your own fried spring (egg) rolls with chili dressing, fish cutlets and poli (sweet pancake) all with fresh local ingredients. A surprise ending – the ‘moon walk’ drink. Victoria West Community Centre 1/$78.40 35181 W May 4 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

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Adult Programs Gluten Free 1

Do you enjoy eating ethic food but find it challenging finding recipes you can eat and enjoy? Susie will show you how to prepare gluten-free meals with a focus on freshness and flavour, and provide some great gluten-free recipes. Victoria West Community Centre 1/$78.40 35190 W May 11 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Gluten Free 2

The second of our gluten free cooking classes for those who want to eat ethnic and gluten-free. In this hands-on class, students will prepare delicious gluten-free recipes with a Malaysian twist, including rice pancakes, roast chicken satay, desserts and other delicious surprises. Victoria West Community Centre 1/$72.80 35195 W May 18 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

The Art of Pastry Making

If you haven’t discovered the secret of making the perfect pastry, you’ll learn the how-to’s in this class. Learn to make two different kinds of pastry with flavourful sweet and savoury fillings to go with each. Victoria West Community Centre 1/$84 35201 W May 25 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Grilled Fish

Prepare fish the healthy way and put some zing into your barbecue menu this summer. Students will prepare an exotic menu of grilled fish wrapped in banana leaves, served up with a fresh pineapple dressing and a whole new approach to pancakes – experience grilled pancakes in an Ebelskiver pan. Victoria West Community Centre 1/$89.60 35205 W Jun 1 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Outdoor Barbecue 1

The first of two outdoor barbecue courses. In the first class students will transform the humble pork chop into a taste sensation along with Pulot Panggang (grilled sticky rice rolls), vegetable medley and bread pudding on the grill. Victoria West Community Centre 1/$89.60 35209 W Jun 15 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Outdoor Barbecue 2

Get rave reviews for your culinary skills on the barbecue this summer. The second of our barbecue courses, the focus is on the ‘King of Kebab’ – learn to prepare a sensational satay and peanut sauce, with authentic salad and dessert bursting with South Asian flavours. Victoria West Community Centre 1/$89.60 35211 W Jun 29 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

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Learn For Life American Sign Language – Course 1

This is the first course in a series of six courses based on the popular sign program, ‘Signing Naturally’, widely used in Canada and the USA. Participants will learn basic communication skills through course work and fun activities, including the themes of Introducing Oneself and Sharing Personal Information. The course instructor attended a deaf university and lived in the deaf community for several years, and is near completion of the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program. Victoria West Community Centre 8/$89.60 34616 W Mar 30–May 18 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

American Sign Language – Course 2

This is the second course in a series of six courses based on the popular sign program ‘Signing Naturally’ widely used in Canada and the USA. This course is for those who have completed Course One of the series and will develop communications skills through exploration of the themes of Housing and Transportation. The course instructor attended a deaf university and lived in the deaf community for several years, and is near completion of the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program. Victoria West Community Centre 8/$89.60 34205 Th Mar 31–May 19 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Destination Travel Italy

Journey through Italy discovering the geography, regional cuisine and local traditions. The class will discuss traveling tips and useful Italian phrases. James Bay Community School Centre 2/$28 33957 W Apr 6–13 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Digital Photography

This workshop is designed for the budding photographer interested in learning the principles of nature photography using a D-SLR. Through shooting a variety of landscapes at Beacon Hill Park, the primary focus is to encourage you to break out of the automatic stranglehold and take control of your camera. Key elements of the workshop: • Know your camera: investigating important settings • Aperture and depth-of-field • Shutter Speed: freezing action and motion blur Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 4/$129 34851 Su Apr 17 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34852 Su May 15 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 34853 Su June 5 9 a.m.–4 p.m.


Adult Programs Digital Photography – The Zen of Seeing

Learn the basics of digital photography and develop your artistic eye through hands-on image making. Richard will cover composition, use of colour and light, and technical aspects such as file management, software applications and maximizing presentation of your digital photos. Each class involves an outing around Victoria’s Inner Harbour, with a review and critique following. Victoria West Community Centre 6/$80.64 35270 Su Mar 6–Apr 10 3 p.m.–5 p.m.

For Your Fur Only

Pamper your pet with homemade natural products! Discover the affordable and simplicity in creating your own pet care treatments; make herbal shampoo, deodorizing soap, powder, tooth polish and an aloe ear cleanser. Recipes on deodorizing spray, flea collars and healthy baked snacks. Please bring a $23 supply fee to instructor Cheryl Theilade.

Life Ring

Life Ring is a support groups for people who want to live free of alcohol and other addictive drugs. Life Ring works through positive social reinforcement. The meeting process empowers the Sober Self within each of us. The hallmark of a quality treatment program is to match the treatment to the individual. We adopt that same approach in our self-help work. We encourage each participant to work out their own particular path and to use the group process as a workshop for that purpose. Fernwood Community Centre Free/Drop-in Mondays Apr 4–Aug 29 6:45 p.m.–8 p.m.

Mandarin for Teens and Adults

Oaklands Community Centre 1/$27 34595 F May 13 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Thinking about traveling to China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong? Hoping to carry on basic conversations in Mandarin? You will find this course is a good starting point for you. Join us and learn Mandarin in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. No previous background is necessary.

French Refresher

Oaklands Community Centre 8/$64 34374 M Mar 7–May 2 6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

A native French instructor with extensive experience teaching to adults helps you learn beyond the basic, engage in conversations with others and feel more comfortable using this expressive language.

Mandarin for Families

James Bay Community School Centre 8/$67.20 33916 M Apr 4–Jun 6 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Come learn Mandarin and Chinese culture in a fun and encouraging atmosphere through songs, games, and stories. No previous background in necessary. No class April 22.

Italian (Conversational)

Oaklands Community Centre 8/$64 34375 F Mar 11–May 6 6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Italian – the language of music and love! Those with Italian language experience are encouraged to practice and improve their skills in this dynamic conversational class. No classes April 25, May 23 or Aug 1. Victoria West Community Centre 10/$123.20 34221 M Mar 28–Jun 13 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. 34222 M Jun 20–Aug 29 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Italian for Beginners

Italian – the language of music and love! Learn the basic conversational skills in this relaxed, interactive class. Victoria West Community Centre 10/$123.20 34223 W Mar 30–Jun 1 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. 34224 W Jun 8–Aug 10 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Maya Latin and Caribbean Routes

Join author Landa Marik to discover the best travel spots in the Mexican Rivera, Belize and Central America focusing on Mayan Culture of the region. James Bay Community School Centre 4/$39.20 33958 T May 31–Jun 21 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Meditation for the Modern World

Meditation affords a deeper connection with living than most of us typically experience. Focusing on the core elements of relaxation, posture, and breath, these classes will introduce an accessible bodyoriented technique while helping us take the practice into our daily lives. Participants are encouraged to wear warm clothing and bring a blanket for added comfort. No previous experience is required. Fairfield Community Place 3/$48 34537 M May 2–16 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Oaklands Community Centre 1/$35 34346 S Jun 4 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Digital Photography for Beginners This workshop is aimed at beginners to the world of digital photography and is suitable for those with both point-and-shoot and SLR-type digital cameras. The day will begin with a brief introduction in the classroom, learning basic camera menu settings to optimize your camera's file capabilities. Please be sure to bring your instruction book as there are hundreds of digital cameras and it is impossible to know all the menu settings.

Saturdays at Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. To register: 35810 Apr 16 35811 May 14 35812 Jun 4 Course cost $150.

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Adult Programs Fun with Glycerine Soaps Workshop

Parenting Today’s Children

Oaklands Community Centre 1/$30 34592 S Apr 2 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 6/$100 35271 M Apr 4–May 16 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. 35272 M Jun 6–Jul 11 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

You can create natural soaps without having to work with lye. We use a high quality melt and pour base that we heat, scent, colour, mold and voila! Soap in an hour. You’ll make a shaving soap, a kid’s soap (with toy enclosed) and a fancy ladies soap. You’ll also make and take home a high quality body lotion without the long list of chemicals in the ingredients. Please bring a $20 supply fee for the instructor.

Soap Making Demonstration

Learning to make your own soap can be great for that perfect gift or even to help manage your dry or sensitive skin. This unique demonstration will give you all the information needed to create your own personalized soap and ideas to decorate it with. Come have some good clean fun. Oaklands Community Centre 1/$10 34369 S Apr 30 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Spanish for Beginners

An introduction to the basics. Learn grammar, pronunciation, reading and writing, as well as common idioms and expressions. Cultural traditions and context from Latin America are taught. Students will be able to use what they have learned to travel in Spanish-speaking countries and have fun learning Spanish this way! Fairfield Community Place 8/$72 34536 W Apr 6–May 25 7 p.m.–9 p.m. James Bay Community School Centre 8/$56 33832 T Apr 5–May 24 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Oaklands Community Centre 7/$70 34373 T Mar 8–Apr 19 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Burnside Gorge Community Centre 6/$60 34997 W Mar 9–Apr 13 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m.

Spanish Intermediate

The ability to communicate clearly and effectively is emphasized in this course. Students will have plenty of opportunity to improve their Spanish grammar skills, pronunciation, and vocabulary. Great Spanish curriculum and examples from Latin America used to teach the language in an enjoyable way. Classes provide information useful to travellers, business people and tourists going to Spanishspeaking countries. Taught by a Spanish teacher with years of experience in making sure that students have fun learning. James Bay Community School Centre 8/$56 33833 Th Apr 7–May 26 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Burnside Gorge Community Centre 6/$60 35022 W Mar 9–Apr 13 7:15 p.m.–8:45 p.m.

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Let go of the self judgment and the tyrannical need for perfection and learn some fun and effective tools for building strong and healthy bonds with your kids. The course is designed to help you feel good about parenting. You will get effective tools for handling any situation, to know when and why you’re not being the parent you want to be, and to build strong family relationships.

Successful Tenancies: What Landlords and Tenants Should Know

Have you ever wondered how and why a landlord can retain a security deposits? Why and when can a landlord enter a rental unit? Or how the number of occupants in a unit can be restricted? Join the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) for an interactive session and learn practical knowledge on specific topics such as: 1) Conducting a condition inspection· Ending a tenancy agreement; 2) Obtaining an order of possession for unpaid rent; 3) Requesting permission to make repairs. You will have the opportunity to share your experiences and ask questions using your real life examples. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$10 34928 M May 9 6 p.m.–7 p.m. 34929 M Aug 29 6 p.m.–7 p.m.

Victoria West Cultural Series

Join us for these informative illustrated talks on a variety of topics. Admission by donation. March 17 – DNA and Human Migration All of us human beings contain the evidence of our biological relationship with each other in our DNA. What does the current evidence reveal bout the movements of human populations through time? The quest in search of my own genetic ancestors uncovers the complexity of European and Middle East history that many of us share. Speaker: Grant Keddie, Curator of Archeology, Royal BC Museum. April 21 – Victoria. It’s Changing Natural and Human Landscape. The Victoria landscape has undergone enormous changes since the end of the last glacial period. What does Archaeology tell us about how First Nations used and changed their culture in response to the changing natural and social landscape? Speaker: Grant Keddie, Curator of Archaeology, Royal BC Museum. Victoria West Community Centre 1/$1.12 34640 Th Mar 17 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. 34641 Th Apr 21 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.


Adult Programs Gardening

Native Plant Garden Build

Annuals

Annuals can provide a summertime of colour either as an addition to your perennials or as a stand alone garden of their own. Learn how to make the best use of annuals including plant and soil selection, as well as learn about some design considerations using texture, height and form. Beacon Hill Park Maintenance Yard Classroom (at the end of Nursery Road). Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$25 34049 S May 28 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Composting

This hands-on workshop will give you an overview on the importance of native plant gardens in our Garry Oak Ecosystem, what to consider when planning your own native plant garden, and how to find and choose the appropriate plants all while assisting with the build of a brand new Native Plant Garden in Beacon Hill Park. Workshop is free, but please pre-register. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre Free 35114 S Apr 23 1 p.m.–3 p.m.

Organic Gardening with Ornamentals

Gardening courses taught by Manon Tremblay, head gardener at Abkhazi Gardens. Please note field trip admissions are not included in the cost of the course.

Learn the science of composting and design your own facility in your backyard. Gain knowledge of soil properties and organic fertilizers.

James Bay Community School Centre 1/$33.60 33928 T May 3 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

James Bay Community School Centre 1/$33.60 33921 T Apr 12 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Plant Propagation

Introduction to pruning, practice the art of pruning on shrubs and ornamentals.

Gardening courses taught by Manon Tremblay, head gardener at Abkhazi Gardens. Please note field trip admissions are not included in the cost of the course. Learn the basics of plant propagation through seeds, cuttings and division.

James Bay Community School Centre 2/$50.40 33927 T Apr 26 7 p.m.–9 p.m. S Apr 30 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

James Bay Community School Centre 2/$50.40 33920 T Apr 5 7 p.m.–9 p.m. S Apr 9 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Hanging Baskets

Pruning Theory Level 1

Food Security/Fruits and Vegetable Organic Gardening

Using a commercial grade hanging basket this course will provide the opportunity to plant your own Sun basket with the same materials as the baskets downtown. All materials provided, including expert instruction by City of Victoria greenhouse staff. Please note that the weight of the reusable container is approx. 60 lbs planted. Hardware can be returned after the summer season for a credit towards the following year’s basket course. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$90 34050 S May 7 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Native Plants – Wildflower Walk in Beacon Hill Park

What's all the buzz around native plants? Learn why these water-wise, low maintenance plants are gaining in popularity, how and where they best grown and how to care for them. Meet at the City of Victoria Parks Yard (at the end of Nursery Road) and then head out for a tour of some native plant areas in Beacon Hill Park. Walk is free, but please pre-register. 35112

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Introduction to pruning, practice the art of pruning on shrubs and ornamentals. James Bay Community School Centre 2/$50.40 33922 T Apr 19 7 p.m.–9 p.m. S Apr 23 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Urban Homesteading

As public concern over peak soil, climate change, and food security grows, so too does the movement to re-localize our resources. Much more food, water and energy can be produced and cycled in the city than most folks realize, and where better to start than our own home habitats? The art of urban homesteading can be an empowering local response to the global challenges we face. Geoff Johnson uses a combination of multi-media presentation, group discussion, and individual design projects, to explore key topics including: • Permaculture Design • Small-scale intensive food production • Composting and soil building in the city • Harvesting, conserving and cycling H20 • Renewable energy options

Instructor Profile: Manon Tremblay Manon has lived on the west coast for the past nine years. She is a certified Landscape Horticulturalist Technician with Journeyperson status. She owned and operated her own successful residential garden design business in Victoria for six years before becoming a practical skills and pruning instructor at Glendale Gardens. She has since taken the prestigious position as the Head Gardener of Abkhazi Garden. Manon holds certificates in Environment and Communication from Royal Roads and Instructional Skills from the University of Victoria. This spring, Manon is bringing her knowledge, practical experience and passion for gardening to the James Bay Community School Centre with a number of affordable workshps. Each course will include in class instruction as well as hands on field study. Contact the James Bay Community School Centre at 250.389.1470 for more information on Manon’s upcoming courses.

Victoria West Community Centre 8/$190.40 34621 Th,S Mar 10–Apr 21 7 p.m.–9 p.m. S Mar 26 3 p.m.–5 p.m.

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Outdoor Pursuits – Adult Day Trips

Historical Journey to Mayne Island

Lunch Trip – Abkhazi Garden

The Abkhazi Garden is an exquisite heritage home and garden located in the Oak Bay area of Victoria. Prince and Princess Abkhazi began creating their garden in 1946 and worked together on their creation for over 40 years, referring to it as their baby. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$20 35196 Th Apr 14 11 p.m.–3 p.m.

Lunch Trip – Smoken’ Bones

Enjoy the drive to Colwood to enjoy southern cooking at it's best.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 35207 Th May 19

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$15 35197 Th May 5 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Cheese and Shopping on Salt Spring Island

Lunch Trip – Steeples Restaurant

Pass through the majestic Goldstream Park on your way to Steeples Restaurant at Shawnigan Lake to enjoy great food, ambiance and service. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$20 35198 Th Jun 9 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Day Trip to Coombs

Lunch Trips Want to try out new restaurants, meet new friends and leave the driving to us? We'll try out new or out of the way places and enjoy a scenic drive where possible. Transportation and admissions included, meal is not.

Join us for a relaxing day trip to Coombs, BC: home to several heritage buildings, small gift and craft shops, antique stores and known for the family of goats that grass on the rooftop of the Coombs Old Country Market! Lunch not included. (Lizard Adventure Travel) Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$70.80 35202 W Mar 30 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Art Studio Tour on Salt Spring Island

Enjoy the creative treasures on Salt Spring Island as we visit the unique art studios of this location! Start the trip off with a visit to Ganges, where several galleries and art studios are in walking distance, then hop back onto the bus for a visit to Serendipity Studio and Twin-Key Castings. Includes round-trip transportation, all ferry fees, and art studio tour. Individual lunch purchases not included. (Lizard Adventure Travel) Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 35206 T Apr 26

Seniors/$70.80, Adult/$80.80 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Fly-fishing Introduction

Join fly fishing guide Ian Muirhead to explore the fascinating art and science of fly fishing. You will learn the basic principles of great casting and get an understanding of the skills required to become a successful fly fisher. This will include tips and techniques for catching trout and salmon in the rivers, lakes and beaches of Vancouver Island. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$90 34048 Su May 1 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Join us for a visit to Mayne Island! We will explore the quaint shops of Historic Miners Bay and walk around the other historical interests in this central hub: Springwater Lodge (1885), St. Mary Magdelene Church (1887), the Plumber Pass Lock-up (1896) now a Museum and the Agricultural Hall (1900). Following the shopping and sightseeing we will stop at the Japanese Gardens. The Japanese Gardens are situation on the Japanese-owned land that honours the early residents and their contributions. Meals not included. (Lizard Adventure Travel)

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Seniors/$70.80, Adult/$80.80 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Join us for shopping and cheese tasting on Salt Spring Island! Start the trip off with a visit to Ganges, where the condensed Tuesday Market features all of the best of Salt Spring's locally grown and produced foods. Before heading back we will stop at the Salt Spring Island Cheese Company for samples of handmade goat and sheep cheese! Meals not included. (Lizard Adventure Travel) Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 35208 Th Jun 23

Seniors/$70.80, Adult/$80.80 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Kayak Gulf Islands

Located near Victoria, the beautiful Gulf Islands National Park Reserve is a kayaker’s dream! Kayaking is the best way, and one of the only ways, to visit this area, which features sandy spits, arbutus studded coastlines, and numerous islands and islets. Enjoy a quick and relaxing three-day getaway – it’s just what the doctor ordered! Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 3/$635 34069 W,Th,F Jun 8–10 34070 W,Th,F Jul 6–8 34204 T,W,Th Aug 2–4

Introductory Navigation and Marine Weather

In this classroom-based clinic, we’ll teach you how to safely and confidently interpret marine weather forecasts, predict tides and currents, read charts (marine maps), and plan routes on the ocean. You’ll learn when and where to paddle as well as how to avoid dangerous water conditions – important skills for a sea kayaker! (Ocean River Sports) Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$65 34105 W Apr 20 6 p.m.–9:30 p.m. 34106 W May 18 6 p.m.–9:30 p.m. 34107 W Jun 8 6 p.m.–9:30 p.m. 34108 W Jul 6 6 p.m.–9:30 p.m. 34109 W Aug 10 6 p.m.–9:30 p.m. 34110 W Sep 14 6 p.m.–9:30 p.m.


Outdoor Pursuits – Adult Introduction to Kayaking Skills

Learn to Stand up Paddle

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$170 34088 S Apr 2 12 p.m.–4:30 p.m. 6:15 p.m.–9:45 p.m. 34253 S Jun 4 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 34254 S Jun 18 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 34255 S Jun 25 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 34256 S Jul 9 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 34257 S Jul 23 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 34258 S Aug 6 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 34259 S Aug 13 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 34260 S Aug 27 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 34261 S Sep 10 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$80 34136 Su Apr 17 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 34137 Su May 1 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 34138 Su May 22 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 34139 Su Jun 5 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 34140 Su Jun 26 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 34141 Su Jul 10 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 34142 Su Jul 24 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 34143 Su Aug 7 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 34299 Su Aug 28 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

This inspiring course will introduce you to the skills and knowledge you need to safely start kayaking. Learn basic paddling skills. Experience what it feels like to capsize in a kayak, how to be rescued by another kayaker and how to rescue a paddling partner who has capsized. This course teaches the necessary components for Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Skills Introduction to Kayaking Certification. (Ocean River Sports)

Introductory Strokes

If you have never been in a kayak, or have already tried kayaking and would like to develop your skills, this clinic offers a great foundation towards your future kayaking ambitions. Learn the basics of kayaking, including gear, entry and exit, forward, backwards and sideways strokes and how to stop and turn. Most of all, you’ll have fun! (Ocean River Sports) Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$80 34119 W May 11 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. 34120 S May 21 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. 34121 W Jun 1 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. 34122 W Jun 22 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. 34123 S Jul 2 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. 34124 W Jul 20 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. 34125 S Jul 30 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. 34126 W Aug 3 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. 34127 Su Aug 21 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Rolling Clinic (Intermediate)

This clinic will teach you rolling – the ultimate self-rescue technique – as well as give you renewed confidence in your braces and less concern for unanticipated capsizes. The instructors will teach you the building blocks to a successful roll, and lead you through the incremental steps of rolling. You will learn how to ‘spot’ your practice partner, enabling you to continue practicing this technique on your own. Before taking this clinic, we recommend that you have basic kayaking and rescue skills (Ocean River Sports) Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 1/$100 34144 S Apr 2 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. 34145 S Apr 23 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

This emerging global sport is an ancient form of surfing that can be traced back to the early days of Polynesia. SUP benefits participants with a strong core workout, and is gaining in popularity with crossover athletes. By the end of the 3-hour session, you will be able to paddle your board in a straight line, stop, be able to do several different strokes to manoeuvre yourself sideways and around obstacles, and be able to do a self-rescue.

Sea Kayaking Level 1

This comprehensive, enjoyable, two-day course teaches everything you need to embark confidently on day-long sea kayaking trips in sheltered waters. Develop your kayaking strokes and rescue skills, and learn new skills including turning on edge, towing, and self-rescue technique. Learn to interpret marine weather forecasts, plan routes using marine charts, and read tide tables. This course teaches you the necessary components for Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking Level-1 Skills Certification. Register early, this is a popular course that fills up quickly. (Ocean River Sports) Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 2/$300 Saturday 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. 34147 Apr 16–17 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. 34300 May 14–15 Sunday 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 34301 34302 34303

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Sailing Adult Basic Sailing

The basic course for new sailors or those with little experience (previously called White Sail I, II, III). The course includes safety, knots, terminology, as well as skipper and crew work at all points of sail. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 6/$335 34198 M,W Jun 6–29 6 p.m.–9 p.m. 34201 M,W Jul 4–27 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Salty Sister (50–70 yrs)

Learn to sail at your own pace, overcome your anxieties, and enjoy the camaraderie and support of sailing with your peers. Course includes lunch at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 8/$180 34432 S Apr 9–May 28 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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James Bay Walking Group Join your community members as we explore the many parks, marine areas and interesting spots in the James Bay neighborhood. Walks start from the James Bay Community Centre and will often include stops for coffee and snacks. Come join us and make new friends while exploring your community. Meet us at James Bay Community School Centre every Wednesday, 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Begins April 6 and runs through to June 29.

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Yoga Programs

The impossible is often the untried. Jim goodwin

Desk Yoga Workshop

This workshop is designed for people who sit at a desk or in front of a computer often. We will cover exercises to keep your eyesight functioning, to heal headaches without the use of drugs, to correct posture and pain caused by your daily seated position. The exercises can be incorporated into your day 5–20 minutes per day and will use a combination of strengthening, stretching and relaxation techniques, so you will be confidant to treat the symptoms which are bothersome for your body. All ages welcome, experienced yogis or those new to yoga should find this workshop helpful. Oaklands Community Centre 1/$48 34355 S Apr 30 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 34356 S Jun 25 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Evening Yoga

Flow

Relax and unwind in this gentle yet challenging class. Glide through classical yoga poses, gain body breath and self awareness. Classes include breathing techniques, laughing yoga, classic yoga postures, and a relaxation component. Suitable for all levels. Drop-in $11/class. James Bay Community School Centre 6/$56 33786 W May 11–Jun 22 7 p.m.–8:15 p.m.

Hatha Yoga

Explore various aspects of yoga like deep postures, pranayana (breath work), supported postures and relaxation. Modifications or alternative poses will be provided if needed. Have fun, breathe deep, strengthen and tone, while learning how to relax and de-stress. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 8/$64 34944 M May 2–Jun 20 6:30 p.m.–7:45 p.m. 34945 M Jul 11–Aug 29 6:30 p.m.–7:45 p.m.

Ease into your evening; revitalize your physical, mental and spiritual energies. Focus is on assisting you to find your core strength and flexibility. All levels welcome. Drop-in $11. No class April 14.

James Bay Community School Centre 6/$56 33782 M May 9–Jun 20 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.

Oaklands Community Centre 7/$63 33380 Th Mar 3–Apr 21 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.

Victoria West Community Centre 8/$89.60 34241 W Apr 13–Jun 1 9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Oaklands Community Centre 8/$72 33989 Th Apr 28–Jun 16 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.

Hot Yoga

Flow Yoga at Burnside Gorge

Flowing sequences combine yoga postures with breath work. Breath deeply, stretch and strengthen while building stamina with this refreshing yoga class. Suitable for all levels. 10-visit pass cards, and monthly wellness passes are all available to give you more choices and flexibility. No class on stat holidays. Burnside Gorge Community Centre 8/$72 35113 W Mar 16–Apr 27 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Burnside Gorge Community Centre 6/$49 34983 Th Mar 17–May 12 7 p.m.–8:15 p.m.

Hot Yoga leads you through a series of yoga poses in a heated room. The room will be maintained at a temperature of approximately 90–95 degrees. Detoxify through sweat and oxygenation of your system. Strengthen and increase mobility while reducing body and mind stresses. Work hard and enjoy! Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 8/$80 34875 W May 4–Jun 22 7 p.m.–8:15 p.m. 34876 W Jun 29–Aug 17 7 p.m.–8:15 p.m.

Hot Yoga – Early or Late

The hottest new way to start or finish your day! Enjoy our popular Hot Yoga in a hot new early morning or late night time. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 8/$80 34878 T May 3–Jun 21 7 a.m.–8:15 a.m. 34880 Th May 5–Jun 23 9 p.m.–10:15 p.m.

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Yoga Programs Iyengar Beginners

Morning Yoga

Fairfield Community Place 12/$132 34510 T Apr 5–Jun 21 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 34511 T Apr 5–Jun 21 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Oaklands Community Centre 8/$72 33980 W Mar 30–May 18 9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

The Iyengar approach to Hatha Yoga encourages a balance between flexibility, strength and endurance. Emphasizing correct body alignment and precision, enjoy a sense of well being and increased relaxation.

Iyengar Intermediate

The Iyengar approach to Hatha Yoga encourages a balance between flexibility, strength and endurance. Emphasizing correct body alignment and precision, enjoy a sense of well being and increased relaxation. Fairfield Community Place 12/$132 34514 T Apr 5–Jun 21 5:30 p.m.–7pm

Laughter Yoga

This is a full mind body well being system which is playful and profound. It is a chance to return to a place and time of child like play and innocence which can initiate an effective stress release and better general body-mind balance. People with depression, cardio-vascular, or high blood pressure problems have had positive results from Laughter Yoga. It is known that laughter is the best medicine and it's fun! Register by preceding Friday (March 31). Drop-in – $8/class Fernwood Community Centre Registered $48 or Drop-in $8 Th Apr 7–May 26 7 p.m.–8 p.m. 33981 W May 25–Jun 29 9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Men’s Yoga

With Beer. Not that kind of beer. Helga Beer is a yoga teacher with 25 years experience. Older pro hockey players are extending their careers because of yoga. Find out what yoga can do for you, without being intimidated by a class of stretchy women. Class is open to all men (athletic or not) who wish to experience yoga in a supportive and fun environment. No yoga fashion or experience required. Oaklands Community Centre 7/$91 33924 M Feb 28–Apr 11 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m. 33975 M Apr 18–Jun 20 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.

Mom and Babe Yoga

This relaxing yoga class helps you bend, stretch and breathe yourself back into shape after delivery. Connect with your baby through stretching and massage and enjoy social contact with other new moms. Suitable for moms after post-partum healing (six – eight weeks) and pre-mobile babies. No class on Nov 11 or Jan 24.

Ease into your day; revitalize your physical, mental and spiritual energies. Focus is on assisting you to find your core strength and flexibility. All levels are welcome! Drop in $11

Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 33981 W May 25–Jun 29 9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Sunday Morning Yoga

Find balance between flexibility and strength in your own body. Learn how to fight stress, back issues, head aches and general pain in the body with a weekly yoga practice. Class is beginner friendly, infused with simple breathing and relaxation techniques, and a light-hearted and playful energy. Oaklands Neighborhood House 8/$80 33983 Su Mar 6–May 1 9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m. 33984 Su May 8–Jun 26 9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Oaklands Neighborhood House 7/$70 33985 Su Jul 10–Aug 28 9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Prenatal Yoga

In a supportive environment, learn pelvic floor exercises to create inner strength and awareness for a healthy birth and post-natal recovery. Yoga postures will help to maintain a healthy back, develop stamina and increase circulation. We will include meditative breath practices for total relaxation. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 8/$72 34950 Th May 5–Jun 23 7 p.m.–8 p.m. 34951 Th Jul 7–Aug 25 7 p.m.–8 p.m.

Power Yoga

This fun, flowing yoga class will energize the body and focus the mind. Utilizing balance, and strength. Learn to flow in and out of postures with ease. Explore energizing standing sequences, arm balances for strength, back bending for flexibility, and develop core strength as you learn to link breath with movement. Be prepared to sweat! Drop-in available $11/class. 10-visit pass cards available. No class on stat holidays. Burnside Gorge Community Centre 6/$54 35012 M Mar 7–Apr 11 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. 35013 M Apr 18–Jun 6 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Sunset Power Yoga Burnside Gorge Community Centre 6/$54 35182 M Jun 13–Jul 18 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Downdawg Yoga DOWNdawg Yoga is busting down barriers and captivating yogis all over the west coast of Canada. We offer the chance to get into your favorite yoga flow sequences, get your heart rate pumping while rocking to electric beats all class long. No dance experience necessary, as the music melds in with the moves, and the moves are in tune with your breath, giving participants the ultimate, fun and funky workout.

Wednesdays at Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre from 7 a.m.–8 a.m. To register: 35589 for Apr6–May 25

Oaklands Community Centre 6/$60 34597 T Apr 5–May 10 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. 34600 T May 17–Jun 21 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

35590 for Jun 1–Jul 20 8 classes for $64.

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50+ Programs Senior Centres

Community Centres that also offer programs specifically for the older adult.

Fairfield Activity Centre (FAC) 1–380 Cook Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3X7

Blanshard Community Centre (BCC)

Oaklands Community Centre (OCC)

Phone: 250.384.6542 Fax: 250.384.7156

901 Kings Road, V8T 1W5

1–2827 Belmont Avenue, V8R 4B2

Email: fairfieldnh@shaw.ca

Ph: 250.388.7696, Fax: 250.388.7607

Ph: 250.370.9101, Fax: 250.370.9102

Website: www.membersshaw.ca/fairfieldnh/

Adults 50+ are invited to participate. No membership fees. For more information, drop by the centre Monday between 12 p.m.– 3 p.m. or call the centre.

www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com

Welcomes all people who are full/semi retired. Membership: $35/year, and drops to $17.50 after August 1st. Non-resident visitor monthly membership $10 or three months for $20. Centre is open M–Sa, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. Light lunches available M–F. Tea and coffee six days a week.

James Bay New Horizons (JBNH) 234 Menzies Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2G7 Phone: 250.386.3035 Fax: 250.386.3045 After-hour message: 250.386.4432 Welcomes all retired or semi-retired people. Membership is only $35 for the calendar year and drops to $20 after August 1st. We thank our many volunteer instructors for enabling us to keep our prices low and continue to offer excellent programming to our membership. Drop by M–F, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m.– 4 p.m. Tea and coffee served daily. $10 monthly memberships also available for visitors to our lovely city.

Silver Threads Community Seniors Centre (VST)

Burnside Gorge Community Centre (BGCA) 471 Cecelia Road, V8T 4T4

James Bay Community School Centre (JBCSC)

Ph: 250.388.5251 Fax: 250.388.5269

140 Oswego Street

Enjoy social activities and learning opportunities designed specifically for adults 50+. We offer an affordable weekly Lunch and Learn, Chair Tai Chi and wednesday morning yoga. Volunteer opportunities are also available. We are located off of the Galloping Goose Trail and major bus routes.

Ph: 250.389.1470, Fax: 250.370.9102

Fernwood Neighborhood Resource Group (NRG)

Cook Street Village Activity Centre (CSVAC)

1240 Gladstone Avenue, V8T 1G6 Ph: 250.381.1552, Fax: 250.381.1509 www.fernwoodnrg.ca Join our friendly group fridays at 12 p.m. for a delicious home cooked lunch, followed by games and activities. Monthly entertainment provided. For adults 55+, lunch $4/person. New seniors are always welcome!

1728 Douglas Street (directly across from the old Bay) Phone: 250.388.4268 Fax: 250.388.7579 Website: www.silverthreads.ca Open M–F, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. We welcome both members and non-members to drop in and visit our convenient location. Park in Fisgard parkade or use the bus stop. Check out our range of programs, activities and services. Chinese Friendship Centre meets Saturdays. Membership $42 (plus $2 GST) a year from whenever you join and can be used at both Silver Threads Centres. Monthly membership of $6 available for visitors.

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www.jamesbaycentre.com Seniors 50+ are welcome. No membership required. Programs include Creative Dance, 50+, James Bay Walking Group and Seniors Dinners.

1-380 Cook Street, V8V 3X7 Ph: 250.384.6542, Fax: 250.384.7156 Email: coordinator@vicwest.ca www.cookstreetvillageactivitycentre.ca Welcomes all people who are full/semi retired. Annual membership $40 or Monthly $5. Centre is open Monday–Saturday 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Light lunches available Monday to Friday. Tea and coffee six days a week.

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Seniors 50+ are welcome to drop by. No membership required. Movement and art classes and seniors cards group every Thursday 11:15 a.m.–2 p.m.

Free at Fernwood and Burnside Gorge Community Centre. The Community Access Program, funded by Industry Canada, provides residents with access to computers and the internet. Printing available at reasonable rates.

521 Criagflower Road, V9A 6Z5 Ph: 250.590.8922, Email: csvac@shaw.ca www.victoriawest.ca A warm welcome to all adults over 50+ to join programs for “Boomers, Zoomers and Late Bloomers”! Programs include: Social Dance, Osteofit, Mah Jong, and Conversation Cafés. See the Adult program section for more programs of interest.


50+ Programs

Special Events

Mature Drivers Workshop

St. Patrick's Day

Join us for a cup of Irish Coffee. Victoria Silver Threads Thursday Mar 17

10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Easter

All those arriving in their Easter Bonnet will receive a free coffee. Victoria Silver Threads Monday Apr 18

Royal Wedding Tea

We are having a Tea Party for the Royal Couple. Reservations can be made at 250.388.4268 Thursday

Apr 28

2 p.m.–3 p.m.

Fun with Drawing and Painting

This class is geared for a beginner who wants to learn some basic drawing and painting skills in a relaxed and non-intimidating setting. Projects will focus on creativity and personal expression with pencils, ink, water colours and pastels. Supply list given at registration. Instructor Alesha Davies Fowlie. Oaklands Community Centre 6/$75 34363

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Mar 30–May 4

12:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?

This program is open to the community. It is a dinner that is held on the first and third Wednesday of the month. For reservations call 250.388.4268. Volunteer drivers when available. Victoria Silver Threads $12 Wednesday 5 p.m.–7 p.m.

2 Buck Potluck

Register and come share your favourite dish while trying someone else’s specialty. This luncheon will allow you to taste a variety of meals with friends as well as allow you to make some new acquaintances. Register yourself and your dish! Oaklands Community Centre 1/$2 34594 Th Apr 21 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Join us for a workshop aimed at helping mature drivers assess their own driving skills, habits and knowledge in a peer group environment. Tips and strategies for helping change and improve driving skills will be an important part of the presentation.

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years Abraham Lincoln

Burnside Gorge Community Centre Free 32701 W Mar 30 1 p.m.–3 p.m.

Seniors Lunch’n Learn

Spend time with other seniors while enjoying a nutritious meal. A variety of guest speakers and weekly themes take place throughout the year. Call 250.388.5251 for specific details. Cost is $3/week. Burnside Gorge Community Centre Drop-in $3 35021 T Apr 5–Jun 21 1 p.m.–2 p.m.

ARTS – Performing and Creative Chinese Brush Painting

Join us for an afternoon of art with our long-time instructor as she introduces you to this lovely painting style. To register call 250.388.4268 Victoria Silver Threads Friday

Members 8/$65, Non-members 8/$87 1 p.m.–3 p.m.

Crafts

Do you have a creative streak? Join us in our craft class. This is a drop-in class Victoria Silver Threads Free if items are made for Silver Threads Friday 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Knitting and Crochet

Beginners are welcome. Knitting for Silver Threads fund raising is a wonderful and rewarding experience. We provide the wool and patterns for these projects. This delightful group of people are fun, social and friendly. Coffee and cookies are supplied. You are welcome to come and work on a personal project for a drop-in fee. Knitters for Silver Threads are exempt from the drop-in fee. Victoria Silver Threads Wednesday

Members/$1.25, Non-members/$4 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

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Chinese Community Services Our Chinese Community offer workshops, guest speakers and a comfortable environment for new members of their culture to learn the english language. Sundays from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

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50+ Programs Memory P.L.U.S. For those having memory problems and their caregivers. For a referral call Sue McCauley at 250.382.3151

Located at Victoria Silver Threads

Drop-In

Foot Care

Ballroom Dancing for Beginners

Join us for our drop-in dance workshops. Dance is a healthy active way to have fun and meet new people. Bring a smile and smooth soled shoes, and be ready to move to some great music. Everyone is welcome – no partner needed. Free admission. Victoria West Community Centre Free 35221 T Mar 7 1 p.m.–3 p.m. 35244 M Apr 18 1 p.m.–3 p.m.

Grief and Loss This is a program for those dealing with a loss. This could be from loss of a beloved one, a drivers license, your independence, health, a best friend or a beloved pet. For appointment call Julie at 250.382.3151

Thursdays at Victoria Silver Threads from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Community Access Computers (CAPP Program) Our 2 CAP computers provide free Internet and email access.

Monday to Friday at Victoria Silver Threads 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Drop-in Scrabble

Are your feet in need of attention? This service is available to all seniors appointments are not always necessary. For appointment call 250.388.41268 Victoria Silver Threads Mondays

Fun and Fitness

Lightweights and cardiovascular exercises will get you on the road to a healthy lifestyle. Watch your endurance and mobility improve in this popular class.

Join us for an evening of scrabble, come for our 55+ dinner and play for free.

Cook Street Village Activity Centre Drop-in fee Members $3.25/Non-members $6.25 Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m.–10 a.m.

James Bay Community School Centre Free 34506 Th Apr 7–Jun 16 6:30 p.m.–8:45 p.m.

Gentle Hatha Yoga

Canasta, Cribbage and Coffee

Playing cards is a great way to exercise your mind. Drop by for an afternoon of fun, in the company of good friends, old and new. Join us for Scrabble, Cribbage or Canasta. No membership fee required! No cards March 17 and 24 or school holidays. Oaklands Community Centre 34403 Th Mar 31–Jun 23

By donation 11:15 a.m.–2 p.m.

Health & Wellness

The class will move smoothly from one pose to the next, focusing on strengthening and stretching the body, finishing with a ten-minute relaxation. This class is open to people of all ages and skill levels, and is particularly helpful for beginners and 55+. You must be able to sit and lie on the floor comfortably. James Bay Community School Centre 6/$56 33913 F Apr –May 13 10 a.m.–11:15 a.m. James Bay Community School Centre 5/$47.04 33914 F May 20–Jun 17 10 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Morning Yoga

Blood Pressure Clinic

Drop in and have your blood pressure checked. Cook Street Village Activity Centre Free 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month 1 p.m.–2 p.m.

Ease into your day; revitalize your physical, mental and spiritual energies. Focus is on assisting you to find your core strength and flexibility. All levels are welcome! Drop in $11

11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Oaklands Community Centre 8/$72 33980 W Mar 30–May 18 9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

James Bay New Horizons Free 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 33981 W May 25–Jun 29 9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Diabetes Support Group

Minds In Motion (MiM) – Alzheimers Society of B.C. – Greater Victoria

Victoria Silver Threads Free 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month

Our goal for the Diabetes Support Group is to help you deal with the daily effects of living with Type 2 Diabetes. Discuss a variety of topics with special interest to diabetics. We encourage you to bring your questions and concerns. Cook Street Village Activity Centre Free 4th Thursday of each month 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Foot Care

A qualified foot care nurse will provide an assessment, filing, clipping, debriding of nails, soaks and foot massage. By appointment only. Sign up at front desk or call 250.384.6542. Cook Street Village Activity Centre $45 Members and Non-members welcome Mondays 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Minds in Motion is a fitness and social program for people experiencing early stage memory loss due to Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Attend with a friend, family member, caregiver, or on your own (registration cost covers client and partner). After the exercise portion, enjoy games and social time with light refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere. Cook Street Village Activity Centre Members $35 per couple Non-members $40 per couple Thursday April 7–May 26 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m. Thursday June 9–July 28 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m.

Stretch and Strength

Starting with a warm-up, the focus is on exercise using tubing, free weights and gentle stretching to tone and strengthen your muscles. Victoria Silver Threads M/Th

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50+ Programs Stretch and Strength (Beg)

Improve your strength and flexibility. Beginning with a warm-up, the focus is on exercises using tubing, free weights and gentle stretching to tone and strengthen your muscles. James Bay Community School Centre 6/$39.20 33810 F Apr 8–May 20 9 a.m.–10 a.m. James Bay Community School Centre 4/$26.88 33811 F May 27–Jun 17 9 a.m.–10 a.m.

Stretch and Strength

A specialized trainer will lead the group through various strength training exercises designed to increase ones range of motion, stability and capacity for exercise. Light weights and elastic tubes will be used. Cook Street Village Activity Centre Drop-in fee Members $3.25/Non-members $6.25 M,W, F 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Osteofit – Level 1

Osteofit is a specially designed program of gentle activities with a focus on strength, balance, coordination and fallw prevention. It is suitable for those who don’t currently participate in a regular activity program and is safe for anyone with osteoporosis or low bone density. Each class includes an educational component about nutrition and lifestyle factors. Led by a certified Osteofit instructor. Victoria West Community Centre 14/$47.04 34230 T,Th Mar 15–Apr 28 9 a.m.–10 a.m. 34231 T,Th May 10–Jun 23 9 a.m.–10 a.m.

Table Tennis/Wii

Bring a friend and challenge them to a game. Victoria Silver Threads W,Th,F

Members $1.25/Non Members $4 1 p.m.–3 p.m.

NEW! Wii Bowling

Don't assume new video game technology is just for the youngest generations; it benefits all ages! A virtual fun way to stay physically active, friendly competition or sit back and cheer. Cook Street Village Activity Centre Drop-in fee Members $1.75/$3.50 non-members Fridays 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

Walking-Club Mall

‘Club Mall’ makes walking for exercise even easier! Now you can walk in a comfortable environment that is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The rain will never interfere and the walking surface is smooth and even. A course is mapped out so you can easily record your distance. Oaklands Community Centre Free 34402 M–Su Mar 1–Sep 26 7 a.m.–9 a.m.

Wellness Workshop Series

Income tax Service

Discover Your Wisdom

My life, what has it all meant? With the perspective of time, we have curiosity and objectivity about our lives that is unavailable in our earlier years. We can re-imagine our lives. So let’s explore personal wisdom through reflection and interaction. This workshop is for anyone in mid-life or better who has a desire to continue to learn and develop. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre $33 35816 W May 18 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Friendships And Community

Many of us long for something we refer to as community. We are social by our very nature. Yet as we age, many of us feel community and friendships are missing. We all want a sense of purpose, belonging, activity and connection. In this workshop we’ll explore ways of feeling confident, respected and socially useful; and we’ll learn new ways to connect with others who support and celebrate us as we age. Youíll leave this workshop with concrete ways to create friendships and community. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre $33 35817 W Jun 15 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

For Wild Wonderful Women

Where are you heading as life goes on? Consider images of aging and what it takes to become a wise, wonderful woman. Learn to use tools to tap your intuitive wisdom. Bring more passion, mystery and meaning to your life. Create and connect in play and process to tap the inner muse. Build new relationships and supports for the journey to your authentic Self. Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre $33 35815 W Apr 13 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Learn For Life Book Lovers Club

Enjoy reading? Enjoy People? Your favorite books recommended, read, and discussed.

Income tax service will be provided in March and April (income criteria) by donation. For an appointment call 250.388.4268. Offered at Victoria Silver Threads

Be Well Clinic Have your Blood Pressure Monitored by a registered nurse every Monday from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. No appointment necessary. Donations are gratefully accepted for this volunteer service. Offered at Victoria Silver Threads

FSNA Is a not for profit association with some 160,000 members belonging to 84 branches across Canada. FSNA is recognized by the Government of Canada as the major representative of pensioners and their partners and survivors from the Public Service, Canadian Forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and retired federally appointed judges. The executive meetings take place the 1st Tuesday of each month at Victoria Silver Threads.

Cook Street Village Activity Centre Drop-in fee Members $1.75, Non-members $3.50 Every 4th Friday 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Creative Writers Group

This is an exciting group of creative writers that meet once a week. Participants are encouraged to share what they have written with the group and there are no limitations to what you can write about: poetry, story telling, humor, romance, drama and so forth. Cook Street Village Activity Centre Drop-in fee Members $1.75, Non-members $3.50 Mondays 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

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50+ Programs Senior Centres

Cook Street Village Activity Centre 1–380 Cook Street, Victoria V8V 3X7 T 250.384.6542 F 250.384.7156 www.cookstreetvillageactivitycentre.ca

Fernwood Community Centre 1240 Gladstone Avenue, V8T 1G6 T 250.381.1552 F 250.381.1509 www.fernwoodnrg.ca

James Bay New Horizons 234 Menzies Street, Victoria V8V 2G7 T 250.386.3035 F 250.386.3045

Conversation Café

The Conversation Cafe provides a safe and comfortable opportunity for older adults to make connections and have meaningful and interesting conversations through dialogue with others. Each cafe will be led by a facilitator, with a focus on topics of interest to the group. Past cafes have included such topics as Dealing with Transition, Coping with Loneliness, and Finding Home in a Changing World. Bring a friend – have a cup of coffee or tea – meet new people – join in some stimulating conversation! This is a drop-in, free admission program. Victoria West Community Centre Free 34729 T Mar 1 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. 34730 T Apr 5 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. 34731 T May 3 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. 34732 T Jun 7 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. 34733 Th Mar 17 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. 34734 Th Apr 21 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. 34735 Th May 19 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. 34736 Th Jun 16 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Conversational Italian

Join Anna for an afternoon of Italian. Victoria Silver Threads Wednesdays

Members 4/$20, Non-members 4/$26

English Conversation for Chinese Seniors

www.jamesbaynewhorizons.com

To register call Henry An at 250.893.6431

Oaklands Community Centre

Victoria Silver Threads Free Friday Jan 14

1–2827 Belmont Avene, Victoria V8R 4B2 T 250.370.9101 F 250.370.9102 www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com

Victoria Silver Threads 1728 Douglas Street, Victoria (across from the old Bay building) T 250.388.4268 F 250.388.7579 www.silverthreads.ca/centres

Experience Works (Seniors Employment Centre)

Mature workers seeking employment are supported through interviews, workshops and job placement. There is no fee for this service and print material can be picked up at Victoria Silver Threads 1728 Douglas St. Coordinator Pat Nichol can be emailed at patnichol@silverthreads.ca Victoria Silver Threads

Getting Your Story Down

We all have a story. Have you wanted to write your own story down but don’t know where to begin? Are family members asking you for information about the past? Do you see the narrative arc of your own life story or history? Don’t know where to begin? Bring writing tools of your choosing, (a notebook and pen or laptop). Class time will focus on providing you with information on the resources and methods available to help tell your story. Bring your lunch. Oaklands Community Centre 1/$30 34494 W Mar 9 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m. 34501 W Apr 13 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m. 34502 W May 18 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

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L.I.F.E. Program

The L.I.F.E. program supplies a $40 credit to eligible residents of the City of Victoria (income criteria) for participation in programs in Victoria’s Senior Centres. Life Membership applications can be picked up at the Crystal Pool. Victoria Silver Threads

Mah Jong

Play this fascinating tile game even if you have not played before, you may participate or you might just choose to watch for a while. Before long you will find yourself sitting down to a game. Victoria Silver Threads Wednesdays

Members $1.25, Non-members $4

“ON THE GO” Program

This is an 8-week session to introduce seniors to other seniors in their area, giving them information on services and activities in their community. To register or for information call 250.382.3151. Victoria Silver Threads

SWAP (Senior/Student Work Assistance Program)

This is a joint program between Silver Threads and Uvic, connecting seniors who need assistance with housework, gardening, odd jobs etc. With students who need work. The rate is $12 per hour and a two hour minimum. To hire a student call 250.388.4268 Victoria Silver Threads

NEW! Texas Hold'em Poker

Learn and/or improve your Texas Hold’em Poker Game. People are sitting down in poker rooms everywhere or going online to experience the fun and excitement of live poker. The number one reason for playing poker is social; getting together with friends and making new ones. Drop-in fee includes tournament prize. Cook Street Village Activity Centre Drop-in Members $2.25, Non-members welcome! Thursdays 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Victoria Golden Rods and Reels

This is a senior citizens fishing and conversation club. Members include saltwater fishermen and women, stream fishers and fly fishers. Fishing techniques are taught and shared. Victoria Silver Threads Tuesdays

9 a.m.–11 a.m.

Weight Watchers Meeting Victoria Silver Threads Thursdays

11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.


Arts and Culture MARCH Victoria French Fest March 10–13 Location(s): Centennial Square, Da Vinci Centre, McPherson Theatre, Sticky Wicket Contact for more Information: 250.388.7350 or visit www.francocentre.com A four day event filled with music, art, Francophone culture, traditional food from different francophone ethnicities, local artists and artisans and many family events. Highlights include a music, food and beer garden at Centennial Square and artisans fair and Kid Zone at the Da Vinci Centre.

APRIL/MAY 9th Annual Quadra Village Day May 7, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

148th Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival May 21–22 Location(s): Topaz Park Contact for more Information: 250.598.0120 or visit www.victoriahighlandgames.com A family-focused weekend of Scottish and Celtic art, culture, music and sport. Watch the Victoria International Heavy Events Challenge with 8 top ranked athletes from North America (including the world champion)! Includes kilted mile athletics, tug of war, haggis hurling, sheep dog herding, highland dancing, massed pipe band performances, falconry and sword fighting, cannon and musket demonstration, skydivers, solo piping and drumming. Whisky tasting school, food vendors and beer tents. Free Kids entertainment area. $10 adult, $8 senior/youth per day; children under 12 free.

Location(s): Kings Road between Quadra and Dowler

Island Farms Victoria Day Parade

Contact for more Information: Quadra Village Day Planning Committee at 250.388.7696 or quadravillageday@gmail.com

May 23 Location(s): Downtown Victoria along Douglas Street

Quadra Village Day is an exciting, annual community celebration. Come out and meet your neighbours and enjoy this free, family-friendly event. Come for the Pancake and Healthy Start breakfasts at 9:30 a.m. and stay for musical and dance demonstrations on the main stage, community displays and lots of fun activities for children.

Victoria's largest parade event with marching bands, floats, clowns, etc. Over 120,000 spectators watch this popular annual event in person and on television. Fun for the whole family.

Volunteers are welcome for event day. Please register by April 15 at above contact.

Victoria Tartan Parade May 14 Location(s): Centennial Square to Parliament Buildings Contact for more Information: 250.598.0120 or visit www.victoriahighlandgames.com The annual Victoria Tartan Parade features local pipe bands, highland dancers, and heavy event athletes. The parade promotes Scottish culture and the 148th Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival to be held on May 21 and 22 at Victoria Topaz Park. Leaving Centennial Square at 11 a.m., the parade will proceed down Government Street to the Parliament Buildings lawns. Around 11:30 a.m., the pipe bands will march and play tunes, dancers will do a massed Highland Fling, and the caber and haggis will be tossed! This is a free event and will be a colourful spectacle.

Contact for more Information: 250.382.3111

Uno Fest: Canada’s Singular Live Theatre Event May 19–29 Location(s): Metro Studio (1411 Quadra), Intrepid Theatre Club (2–1609 Blanshard) Contact for more Information: 250.590.6291 or intrepidtheatre.com Over the past 14 years Uno Fest has featured more than 200 solo performers from around the world in an unique international festival devoted to the power of the one-person show. The 2011 lineup includes Fringe Favourite TJ Dawe, Suddenly Dance Theatre’s UnoDanz, spoken word performer Missie Peters, new media artist Jeremy Bailey, walking tours, monologue slams and more!

Selkirk Waterfront Festival May 28 Location(s): Selkirk Waterfront/Gorge Waterway Contact for more Information: 250.388.5251 or www.burnsidegorge.ca The Selkirk Waterfront Festival is a free family event coordinated by the Burnside Gorge Community Association. Enjoy views of the Selkirk waterfront,live entertainment and a vendors market. Thousands of families and people of all ages come together. www.victoria.ca/recservices

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Arts and Culture JUNE

JULY

22nd Annual First Peoples Festival

Canada Day Celebration 2010

June 19

July 1

Location(s): Centennial Square

Location(s): Legislative Grounds and Victoria's Inner Harbor

Contact for more Information: 250.384.3211 or www.vnfc.ca

9th Annual Father’s Day Ceilidh in the Park Sunday, June 19 1:30 p.m. Location(s): Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park

“Céilidh” or “kitchen party” is the Gaelic word for an informal gathering of music, dance and storytelling. Music brings people together like nothing else! Spend some quality time with dad and the whole family at the annual Father’s Day Ceiidh in the Park. This Celtic music extravaganza filled with Irish Dancers, fantastic fiddlers, rousing singing and genuine good fun in the Irish and Scottish musical traditions. Contact for more Information: 250.361.0358 or www.victoria.ca/visitors/ events

A free event showcasing the diverse, rich and thriving heritage of Canada’s First Peoples. Enjoy cultural presentations, an artist market, and children’s activities. Take the opportunity to meet over 30 First Nations artists, including carvers, weavers, musicians and dancers.

Victoria’s annual celebration of our beloved nation, featuring our A Rated firework display which gets better every year. The Canada Day Celebration is proudly presented by the City of Victoria and its event partners.

TD Victoria International JazzFest

Raven Baroque Summer Celebrations

June 24–July 3 Location(s): Victoria, BC at various locations

July 2, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. The lawn at Christ Church Cathedral

Contact for more Information: info@jazzvictoria.ca and 250.388.4423

Wednesday, July 6, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. The Legislature steps

TD Victoria International JazzFest is a multi-day music festival that presents musicians and attracts audiences from the region, across Canada and around the world. The 27th edition of the festival will present over 350 individual artists in 70 bands and 90 performances over 10 days at 13 different venues.

July 8, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. St. Ann’s Academy gazebo

Heritage DanceFest June 25

July 9, 12 p.m.–1 p.m. The stage at Market Square August 3, 12 p.m.–1 p.m. Centennial Square August 6, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. The lawn at Christ Church Cathedral

Location(s): Cameron Bandshell

August 7, 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m. Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill park

Contact for more Information: 250.475.1174 or www.veselkadancers.com

Thursday, August 11, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. The Legislature steps

A day filled with multicultural dancing, traditional music, colourful costumes, and over 400 dancers! Fully funded by local businesses, join the thousands who come out each year and support these local groups!

Victoria Pride Week June 26–July 3 Location(s): MacDonald Park, Dallas Road Waterfront and other venues Contact for more Information: www.victoriapridesociety.org A week worth of events celebrating the gay and lesbian community leading up to a Pride Parade and afternoon festival on July 3.

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Contact for more Information: 250.514.8916 or www.victoriachamberorchestra.org Dressed in period costumes, Raven Baroque performs the classical music hits from the 1600’s by Bach, Vivaldi and others.

Victoria’s 12th Annual Ska Festival July 12–16 Location(s): Ship Point (Inner Harbour), Victoria Curling Club, Long & McQuade Music Education Centre, Element Nightclub, Lucky Bar Contact for more Information: 250.385.0051 or www.victoriaskafest.ca Victoria’s 12th Annual Ska Festival is the largest and longest running festival of its kind in the world. Presented by the Victoria BC Ska Society, the festival features a variety of genres including reggae, jazz, Latin, rock, folk, and much more. Half of the festival is free and accessible to all ages. Free workshops are offered on a first come, first served basis.


Arts and Culture Summer in the Square

TD Art Gallery Paint In

July 4–September 2, 12 p.m.–1 p.m.

July 16

Spend your lunch break enjoying an eclectic mix of live music on the Spirit Stage. Bands range from classical to world beat, folk to jazz, baroque to blues and everything in between.

Location(s): 1040 Moss Street and Moss Street from Fort Street to Dallas Road

For more information: www.victoria.ca/CityVibe or call our hotline 250.361.0388

This popular free annual community event showcases the talents of Victoria’s artists and the techniques that they employ. Up to 100 artists line the boulevards of Moss Street from 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. The Food and Beverage Garden, featuring entertainment and dancing, is open until 9 p.m. in the Art Gallery Parking Lot, 1040 Moss Street.

Festival Mexicano July 9–10 Location(s): Victoria Event Centre and Centennial Square Contact for more Information: 250.213.9366 Celebrate Mexican/Latin American culture – features an open air main stage with local performers sharing traditional music and dance, kiosks showcasing Mexican/Latin American food and beverages, arts and crafts.

Theatre SKAM’s Bike Ride July 9–10 and 17–18 Location(s): Cecelia Ravine Park and along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail Contact for more Information: www.skam.ca 250.386.7526 Take in performances and installations by some of the city’s most audacious artists as audiences ride their bicycles from performance to performance along the scenic, vehicle-free Galloping Goose Regional Trail. Tickets $15; free for children 12 and under. Group rates available. Refreshments and bicycle rentals available on site.

Dancing in the Square July 11, 18, 25 August 1,8,15 7 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Free dance instruction followed by dancing to live music. Each week a different dance. Presented by the City of Victoria and the Victoria Ballroom Dance Society. Phone 721-JIVE or visit www.vbds.org

Contact for more Information: 250.384.4171 or visit www.aggv.bc.ca

Victoria Electronic Music Festival July 30–31 Location(s): Centennial Square, Hush Nightclub, Sugar Nightclub, Event Centre and other downtown locations Contact for more Information: 250.480.9673 or visit www.vemf.ca Dance oriented event showcasing live electronic music via main stage performances. Enjoy educational seminars from local industry leaders, dancing and hands-on demonstrations.

AUGUST Free B Film Festival Fridays and Saturdays in August, 9 p.m. Location(s): Cameron Bandshell and Centennial Square Contact for more Information: 250.389.0444 or www.victoriafilmfestival.com Go beyond the summer blockbusters and enjoy a movie under the stars with another great line-up of B-movies from the family-friendly to the funky and fun. Please check the Victoria Film Festival website in July for complete details on Victoria’s favourite film event under the stars. Bring your own snacks, blankets and flashlights.

25th Annual Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival August 25–Sept 4 Location(s): Various downtown locations, see victoriafringe.com for details The Victoria Fringe celebrates its 25th anniversary with over 400 theatre performances in a dozen venues across town. Over 60 international, independent performing companies descend on Victoria for eleven days and nights of comedy, drama, dance, spoken word and physical theatre. Never been? Fringe-going is easy, fun and slightly addictive. Meet friends, artist and strangers in show lineups, buy cheap tickets and see live shows, grab a bite or a beer in between and figure out what you’ll see next. It’s the best part of summer. Contact for more Information: www.victoriafringe.com 250.590.6291.

The Victoria International Buskers Festival July 15–24 Location(s): Inner Harbour and Centennial Square Contact for more Information: 250.661.5350 or www.victoriabuskers.com International street performers festival featuring busker acts from Australia, Europe, the US and Canada. Presented on four stages downtown. Fun for all ages!

Do You Need to Rent Space? Hosting an event? Planning a meeting? Your community centre has space available for meetings, events, classes, etc. that is ready for you to use. Please contact your local community centre for more information.

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Arts and Culture Victoria Tango Festival

India Fest (MELA)

August 12–13

August 20–21

Location(s): Centennial Square, Cameron Bandshell, Victoria Arts Connection, Alix Goolden Hall, Metro Theatre

Location(s): Centennial Square

Contact for more Information: 778.432.0112 or visit www.passion4tango.com

Symphony Splash July 31 Location(s): Victoria’s Inner Harbour Contact for more Information: 250.385.9771 or visit www.victoriasymphony.ca

The Victoria Symphony Orchestra performs a full two-hour concert of light classical orchestral music from a barge anchored in the Inner Harbour. Highlights include Tchaikovskyís 1812 Overture, accompanied by cannons fired by the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, bell ringing and fireworks. Make it a full day event and enjoy the pre-concert entertainment starting at 4 p.m.

Victoria Tango Festival presents tango and Hispanic cultural arts. Join us for a passionate, fun weekend of: classic and Nuevo tango music, tango-fusion, tango-electronico, fado, flamenco and latin music and dance performance. Enjoy two outdoor concerts, a one day fair trade fair of local and native arts and crafts, Latin foods, fair trade vendors, tango clothes and shoe vendors and local nonprofit organizations, two indoor concerts for the general public, and live music tango dances with dance performance. Whatever the weather, this weekend will be hot with tango.

Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival August 12–14 Location(s): Ship Point, Victoria's Inner Harbour Contact for more Information: 250.704.2500 or visit www.victoriadragonboat.com A wonderful celebration of Asian culture combined with the ancient tradition of Dragon Boat racing. Join us Friday afternoon for the elaborate Eye Dotting Ceremony that officially opens the festivities. Saturday and Sunday come witness up to 90 Dragon Boat teams from all over North America compete amidst the backdrop of Victoria’s spectacular Inner Harbour. Enter Forbidden City and enjoy free concerts, dancing and other cultural performances, participate in crafts demonstrations or sample a wonderful mix of Asian and multi-cultural foods. Be sure not to miss the breathtaking Lights of Courage display in support of those whose lives have been touched by cancer. A free event for the entire family!

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Contact for more Information: 250.382.6620 Hosted by India Canada Cultural Association, India Fest (MELA) brings you the diversity of Indian culture showcasing art, classical music, Bollywood and classical dances, fashion, food, arts and crafts and much more. Two day event is open to all with free admission.

FolkWest August 19–21 Location(s): Royal Athletic Park Contact for more Information: www.folkwest.ca Victoria’s New Folk Festival puts the emphasis on local this August at Royal Athletic Park. Showcasing the Island's original, traditional, contemporary and world folk music styles at an affordable family price, FolkWest promises a whole weekend of music, community, and more. Get hands-on at a workshop in the park. Find that perfect hand-made gift at the Vendor Village. Teach your kids to make music the fun way at the “young folk” corner. To buy tickets, keep in touch, or support FolkWest by becoming a member, check out www.folkwest.ca

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER Vancouver Island Blues Bash 2011 September 2–5 Location(s): Victoria, BC Ship Point Inner Harbour Contact for more Information: info@jazzvictoria.ca and 250.388.4423


Community Centres Blanshard Community Centre 901 Kings Road, Victoria, BC V8T 1W5

T 250.388.7696

F 250.388.7607

www.blansharddcc.com

Blanshard Community Centre works to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all ages in their neighbourhood. They offer many community drop-in programs, support groups and other services. There are activities for neighbourhood youth and teens six days a week, including nightly drop-ins. Our Parent and Tot programs run Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

The Burnside Gorge Community Centre 471 Cecelia Road, Victoria, BC V8T 4T4

T 250.388.5251

F 250.388.5269

www.burnsidegorge.ca

The Burnside Gorge Community Centre provides childcare, family programs and recreation programs to Greater Victoria. Key services include outreach support to homeless families, family support and reunification programs, outreach to youth at risk, a self sufficiency program for families with limited incomes, and local environmental initiatives including the award-winning Cecelia Creek restoration and the Gorge Waterway Cleanup. Burnside Gorge also provides community education, special events and facility rentals.

Fairfield Community Place 1330 Fairfield Road, Victoria, BC V8S 5J1

T 250.382.4604

F 250.382.4613 www.fairfieldcommunity.ca

Fairfield Gonzales Community Association offers a full range of programs and services including out of school care, facility rentals, preschool and family programs and youth and adult recreation services.

Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group

T 250.381.1552

www.fernwoodnrg.ca

An organization run by and for the residents of Fernwood. Offering a wide variety of resources to our diverse neighourhood including: Programs and services to everyone from the very young to the young at heart, licensed childcare for a range of ages and community events for the entire neighbourhood. Fernwood Community Centre 1240 Gladstone Avenue

Fernwood Neighborhood Infant and Toddler Centre 1240 Gladstone Avenue (behind the main building)

Cornerstone Café and Affordable Housing 1301 Gladstone Avenue (at Fernwood Road)

James Bay Community School Centre 140 Oswego Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2B1

T 250.389.1470

F 250.383.7152

Park Place Affordable Housing 1222 Yukon Street

www.jamesbaycentre.ca

The James Bay Community School Society is the nonprofit organization that manages the services and activities provided by the James Bay Community School Centre including preschool, before and after school care, leisure and recreation programs, the community café, seniors dinner programs, facility rentals and special events for people of all ages in the community.

Oaklands Community Centre and Neighbourhood House 1–2827 Belmont, Victoria, BC V8R 4B2 T 250.370.9101 oaklandscommunitycentre.com

2629 Victor Street Victoria, BC V8R 4E2 T 250.370.9103 F 250.370.9159

Oaklands Community Centre was constructed in the year 2000. Currently we offer drop-in and registered programs for all ages and have a beautiful, vibrant facility that can be rented for any occasion. Along with programs and facility rentals, Oaklands prides itself in the number of licensed childcare programs we offer for everyone from Kindergarten to grade five. Please drop by our centre for any information on recreation programs, facility rentals or licensed childcare programs or give us a call at 250.370.9101. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Victoria West Community Centre 521 Craigflower Road, Victoria, BC V9A 6Z5

T 250.590.8922

www.victoriawest.ca

Victoria West Community Centre is located in the beautiful setting of Banfield Park on the Gorge waterway, steps from the Galloping Goose Trail, playground and tennis courts. The Centre offers a variety of programs for all ages, including preschool, out-of-school care, leisure and recreation programs for all ages, special events, and facility space for rent. “Victoria West community is a diverse, healthy and vital place to live, work and play.” www.victoria.ca/recservices

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Contact Information Recipient of a 2009 Facility Excellence Award from the BC Recreation & Parks Association

Burnside Gorge Community Centre Room Rentals For meetings, conferences, parties and family gatherings, we have a wide variety of rooms available to suit your needs. We offer wireless internet, in-house, order-in catering services, and rental equipment, all at affordable prices. For more information, or to make a booking, call 250.388.5251 ext.226.

Activity Centre: max 120 guests $55/hr $200/half day $350/full day

Parks, Recreation and Culture Recreation and Culture 633 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1N8 General Enquiries

250.361.0356

Director Parks, Recreation and Culture

Kate Friars

250.361.0369

Assistant Director, Recreation and Culture

Julie Mac Dougall

250.361.0546

Manager Culture, Sports and Neighbourhoods

Terri Askham

250.361.0362

Manager Program and Services

Sandy Clarke

250.361.0707

Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre crystalpool@victoria.ca 2275 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4C4

Education Centre: max 40 guests $45/hr $150/half day $250/full day Group Room: max 10 guests $35/hr $120/half day $180/full day

Registration and General Inquiries

250.361.0295 Fax: 250.361.0723

Recorded Schedule Information

250.361.0732

Recreation and Culture Staff

Board Room: max 8 guests $25/hr $90/half day $150/full day Gymnasium: max 150 guests $35/hr $150/half day $250/full day

Supervisor Recreation Administration

Stephanie Wideman

250.361.0703

Aquatics Coordinator

Sarah Madelung

250.361.0709

Marketing Coordinator

Jane Potter

250.361.0712

Children and Youth Programmer

For more information on Facility Rentals,look at our website www.burnsidegorge.ca

250.361.0706

Adult Health and Fitness Programmer

Josh Taylor

250.361.0719

Facility and Event Coordinator

Lesley Petrie

250.361.0708

Outdoor Pursuits Programmer

Shelley Brown

250.361.0705

Community Recreation Coordinator Jeff Brehaut and Sports Services

250.361.0365

Recreation Clerk

Lisa Stearns

250.361.0721

Festival Equipment Rental

Darlene Hammond

250.361.0361

Community Recreation Coordinator Neighbourhoods

Gary Pemberton

250.361.0548

Community Recreation Coordinator Events and Cultural Services

Jeff Day

250.361.0357

Community Recreation Coordinator; Arts & Culture

Nichola Reddington

250.361.0363

Community Development Planner

Gail Price-Douglas

250.361.0358

Special Event Permits

Kathy Barlow

Tel. 250.361.0369 Fax 250.361.0385 Tel. 250.361.0213 Fax 250.361.0385

Lori Stewart Sport Field Bookings

Tammy Lata

Tel. 250.361.0356

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Arena 1925 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC V8T 4J2 Arena Services

Leslie Petrie

250.361.0708

Dry Floor rentals

Darlene Hammond

250.361.0361

Royal Athletic Park 1014 Caledonia Ave, Victoria, BC V8T 1G8 Facility and Event Coordinator

Dave Clarke

Recorded Event Information

Tel. 250.361.0381

250.361.0373

Parks Assistant Director 72

Spring + Summer 2011 Active Living Guide

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www.victoria.ca/recservices

David Speed

250.361.0601


Corporate Regional Recreation Pass

Discover The VCM Advantage Come join our thriving community of musicians and music lovers! • The most complete range of music studies for all instruments • Fun children’s music programs designed for every stage of your child’s development from pre-natal to teen • New adult classes that require no previous experience • An engaging learning environment in a heritage building • Unique performance opportunities • Outstanding professional faculty

1 Pass = 13 Centres

For only $449.00 For only $449.00 you can enjoy all drop-in activities at any of the 13 regional recreation centres. ($25 one time fee) Liv n! ew ell. Have fu

Low on dough? Stay slim for the beach. 4 Months (May to Aug) for the price of 3* *with valid student card

900 Johnson at Quadra 250.386.5311 www.vcm.bc.ca

Student Summer Pass

$

Only

75

4 Months (May to Aug) for the price of 3, with a valid student card Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre 2275 Quadra Street


www.victoria.ca/recservices

Parks, Recreation and Culture

Active Living Guide SPRING/SUMMER 2011

www.victoria.ca/recservices

Inside:

Programs for Everyone City of Victoria Parks Map

Live actively your way…every day

Live actively your way…every day


City of Victoria Active Living Guide