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Fall 2019 & Winter 2020

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Welcome Lac La Biche County Council is investing in recreational infrastructure, programs, and services that help everyone stay active and healthy. From fitness classes and the Community Access Bus, to activities that help children grow and develop new skills, the County offers programming that will strengthen and support the whole community in the years to come. This latest edition of the Community Activity Guide is your key to discovering our region’s recreational and cultural diversity.

Enjoy free general admission and free activities. Experience what the Bold Center can offer you and your family.

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Did you know people who are active live longer, healthier lives?

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Bold Center Facility Info Child Mind Cenovus Play Centre Program Registration Information

08 ADULT PROGRAMS 08 Fall Fitness Classes 11 Winter Fitness Classes 14 Recreation Leagues 15 Workshops 17 17 19

YOUTH PROGRAMS Fee Assistance/Kids' Programs Teen Programs & Workshops

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FAMILY PROGRAMS Family Fitness/Parent Resources Parent Link Programs Pre-registered Programs

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SENIORS' PROGRAMS

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PORTAGE POOL Public Swim Schedule Swimming Lessons Adult & Teen Fitness Classes Leadership Programs

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FACILITY RENTALS

36 IN THE COMMUNITY 38 Winter Recreational Facilities 39 Community Access Bus/ Paratransit 42 Low-Cost Leisure Opportunities 43 FCSS 45 Community Groups 46 Community Event Listings

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Prescription to Get Active (RxTGA) is an initiative that started back in 2011 with the intent to get people more physically active. Now, there are 32 health care organizations, 3,200 physicians, and over 153 locations participating across the province. Over 300,000 Albertans have become more active as a result of this initiative! Lac La Biche County, Portage College, the Primary Care Network (PCN) and the Associate Medical Clinic have partnered to provide this exciting program to keep residents active and reduce health concerns. What is involved? RxTGA patients are prescribed activity by a doctor or health care professional. Patients who present their RxTGA prescription to participating facilities will receive a specified period of free general admission to facilities to get active. Patients will receive a complimentary orientation to the facility, demonstration of equipment and ongoing support and consultation from certified staff if required to help achieve their goals. Where? Participating facilities in Lac La Biche include: • Bold Center • Portage Pool • Portage College

Talk to your doctor about getting a Prescription To Get Active!

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BOLD CENTER ABOUT THE FACILTY

◊◊ 250,000 square feet of recreational space ◊◊ twin ice arenas ◊◊ two field houses ◊◊ running track ◊◊ curling rink ◊◊ fitness centre ◊◊ boxing area ◊◊ community hall ◊◊ food vendors ◊◊ laser tag ◊◊ childcare

Hours of Operation >> Facility hours 6 am - 11 pm >> Statutory Holidays 11 am - 7 pm >> Administration hours 8 am - 4:30 pm

Contact

Sign up for the Bold Center e-newsletter and stay up-to-date! Go to boldcenter.ca and fill out your information to receive updates and news about facility closures, youth and family

Front Desk | 780-623-3829

programs, workshops, membership promotions

Fitness Desk | 780-623-6363

and upcoming fitness classes.

Bookings | 780-623-6370 Web | boldcenter.ca Fax | 780-623-3808 Address | 100 8702-91 Ave,

SNOWSHOES AVAILABLE FOR RENT!

Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0 facebook.com/boldcenter

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Stop by the Bold Center Front Desk for more details.


GET NOTICED

ADVERTISING // SPONSORSHIPS // PARTNERSHIPS The Bold Center and County recreation facilities are the perfect places to get noticed and demonstrate your business’s commitment to the community. Brand new sponsorship opportunities are also available at the Bold Center’s outdoor sports fields. Coming Spring 2020. Call us at 780-623-6764 to learn more. Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 | 5


Child Mind

Child Mind Cenovus Play Centre Looking to use the Bold Center but can’t find a sitter? The Bold Center’s Child Mind Cenovus Play Centre has you

HOURS FOR FREE INDOOR PLAYGROUND (PARENT-SUPERVISED) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1 - 4 pm

covered! With indoor play structures, crafts, developmentally-

Wednesdays Crafternoon

appropriate toys, and qualified staff, your kids will love it and

1:30 - 3:30 pm

so will you.

Saturday

HOURS OF OPERATION FOR PAID BABYSITTING

10 am - 12 pm

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

CHILD MIND GUIDELINES

10 am - 1 pm: drop-in*

• Reserved for children ages 6 months to 12 years old.

Monday - Friday

• Drop in with your child (max of 3 hours per day per child).

4 - 8 pm: drop-in*

• Parents must remain within the Bold Center.

Thursday 10 am - 1 pm: drop-in* Saturday 12 - 2 pm: drop-in*

• Parents must provide own snacks. • Registration forms must be completed. • Sick children cannot be accepted for care. • Please remember to bring clean indoor shoes.

*Child mind drop-in fees apply. See the rates below. RATES 1 child | $2.75 per half hour, $52 for a 10 Pass Family (2-4 children) | $6 per half hour, $88.50 for a Family 10 Pass Infants | $5 per half hour (1 hour maximum) *Rates may be subject to change.

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GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE! Don’t know what to get your friend or relative with small children? With a Child Mind gift certificate, the kids can have fun in a safe, caring environment while the parent/caregiver enjoys the Bold Center. Stop by the Bold Center front desk for details.


Adult Programs

PROGRAM REGISTRATION INFORMATION HOW TO REGISTER Registration for all programs will remain open until the end of the first class, provided the minimum registration has been met one week prior to classes starting. You can sign up in person, or by calling the Bold Center at 780-623-3829 or Portage Pool at 780-623-6777 with a valid credit card. PAYMENT AND CONFIRMATION Payment is required in full at the time of registration. Accepted forms of payment include debit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cheque, or cash. Individuals will be subject to a $20 NSF charge for insufficient funds or stopped cheques. CANCELLATIONS Classes may be combined or cancelled due to insufficient registration. To ensure classes run with a minimum number of participants, please register at least one week before class start dates. Participants will be notified if classes are combined or cancelled, and transfer or refund options will be provided. TRANSFERRING Participants can transfer to a different class, provided that space permits and they do this before the start of the second class. Instructors reserve the right to withdraw or transfer participants if a registered participant’s skill level doesn’t meet requirements. WITHDRAWING Participants who withdraw from a program at the end of the first class will be issued a full refund or credit. Withdrawals made after the end of the first class will not receive a refund without a doctor’s note or supporting documentation. Refund restrictions apply to workshops, courses and programs which run for 3 or more consecutive days. STATUTORY HOLIDAYS Unless otherwise indicated, classes will not be offered on any statutory holiday.

Fall into Fitness! Attend a Bold Center fitness class and you could win a $100 Bold Center gift certificate. Each time you attend a paid fitness class at the Bold Center this fall (September 9 October 31, 2019), you will receive a ballot to enter our Fall into Fitness contest for a $100 Bold Center gift certificate.

GET ACTIVE QUESTIONAIRE Par-Qs and waivers are required for all classes and lessons, and must be completed annually. DROP-INS Drop-ins are available for all classes.

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FALL FITNESS CLASSES DROP IN FITNESS CLASS SCHEDULE (SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 31) MONDAY

6:15 - 7:15 am

TUESDAY

Early Riser Grind

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Early Riser Grind

50+ Walk On 9 - 10:30 am

10 - 11 am 10:30 - 11 am 12:15 - 12:45 pm

50+ Walk On

Zumba & Fusion

Zumba & Fusion TRX Lengthen & Tone

Total Body 101 Indoor Cycle Challenge

4 - 5 pm

5 - 6 pm

50+ Walk On

50+ Strengthen & Stretch (9:30 - 10 am)

Kickbox Bosu

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Abs & Arms

Indoor Cycle Challenge

Abs & Arms

Tiaga Triathlon Swim (Portage Pool)

Tiaga Triathlon Bike

Tiaga Triathlon Run

Barre Above & Beyond

Kickbox Bosu

Barre Above & Beyond

MAXE TRX

MAXE TRX

DROP IN FITNESS CLASS SCHEDULE (NOVEMBER 4 - DECEMBER 12) MONDAY

6:15 - 7:15 am

TUESDAY

Sunrise Cycle

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Sunrise Cycle

50+ Walk On 9 - 10:30 am

10:30 - 11 am

Total Body 101

12:15 - 12:45 pm

Fantastic Floor

4 - 5 pm

5:30 - 6:30 pm

50+ Walk On

NAACHO Bolly Fitness

10 - 11 am

5 - 6 pm

50+ Walk On

50+ Strengthen & Stretch (9:30 - 10 am)

Zumba Toning

NAACHO Bolly Fitness TRX Lengthen & Tone

TRX Express

Fantastic Floor

TRX Express

Tiaga Triathlon Swim (Portage Pool)

Tiaga Triathlon - Bike

Tiaga Triathlon Run

Fusion Long & Lean

Zumba Toning

Fusion Long & Lean

30:20:10

REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE! Register one week before the session starts and receive 15% off.

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30:20:10


30:20:10!

A super-charged, 60-minute workout that fits everything into a single dynamic class. Enjoy 30 minutes of weight training, 20 minutes of cardio, and 10 minutes of core each class. Session:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, November 5 – December 12

Time:

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Cost:

$12 drop in, $120 per session (12 classes)

50+ STRETCH & STRENGTHEN

This free, low-impact class is offered as part of the 50+ Walk-On. Session:

Monday, September 9 – December 9

Time:

9:30 - 10 am

Cost:

Free

50+ WALK-ON GROUP

This program is offered in partnership with Alberta Health Services. Get fit and stay active while socializing with friends. Session:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, year-round

Time:

9 - 10:30 am

Cost:

Free

ABS & ARMS

Who says you need a full hour for a good workout? Join us on your lunch break for a half hour focusing on abs and arms. You’ll sculpt arms and abs through pushing, pulling, and planking. Session:

Tuesdays & Thursdays (drop-in only: September 10, 12, 17, 19), September 24 – October 31 (registered classes)

Time:

12:15 – 12:45 pm

Cost:

$8 drop-in, $72 session (12 classes)

BARRE ABOVE & BEYOND

A low-impact fitness class that incorporates balance, core, endurance, and muscle-lengthening work using the ballet barre, a variety of portable equipment, and body weight. No two classes are alike! Your body will love the challenge and feel the burn. Session:

Tuesdays & Thursdays (drop-in only: September 10, 12, 17, 19), September 24 – October 31 (registered classes)

Time:

5 - 6 pm

Cost:

$12 drop-in, $120 session (12 classes)

FANTASTIC FLOOR

Exercise while laying down? Sign us up! This Fantastic Floor routine isn’t as easy as you think. Earn the burn while tightening and toning muscles from head to toe. Session:

Mondays & Wednesdays, November 4 – December 11

Time:

12:15 – 12:45 pm

Cost:

$8 drop-in, $72 session (12 classes)

FUSION LONG & LEAN

Lengthen and strengthen your muscles with TRX suspension training. This is a low-impact, total-body workout that uses TRX straps to support your body while targeting specific muscle groups. Free for annual members. Session:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, November 5 – December 12 (no class Nov. 21)

Time:

5 - 6 pm

Cost:

$12 drop-in, $110 session (12 classes)

INDOOR CYCLE CHALLENGE

Torch some serious calories and cycle your way to better health in this self-paced interval training style spin class. Enjoy the lakeview and melt your stress away! Limited space. Session:

Mondays & Wednesdays (drop-in only: September 9, 11, 16, 18), September 23 – October 30 (registered classes)

Time:

12:15 – 12:45 pm

Cost:

$8 drop-in, $66 session (11 classes)

FITNESS CLASS GUIDELINES & PERKS PERKS •

Enjoy an early-bird discount of 15% by registering at least one week before classes start.

Annual members receive 10% off all adult fitness class registrations (with the exception of Tia Chi, Taiga Triathlon Program, and Qigong).

Session 1 Promo: Register for one (or multiple) Session 1 fitness classes and as a special perk, attend the same class(es) during the two weeks of drop in classes absolutely free.

EARLY RISER GRIND

Start your day off with a sweat! This class will take you through a series of full-body strengthening exercises and cardio movements that will kickstart your mind, energy, and metabolism for the day. Free for annual members. Session:

Mondays & Wednesdays (drop-in only: September 9, 11, 16, 18), September 23 – October 30 (registered classes)

Time:

6:15 – 7:15 am

Cost:

$12 drop-in, $110 session (11 classes)

Classes with the "abc" icon run during Child Mind Paid Babysitting times.

Adult Programs

Fall Class Descriptions

GUIDELINES •

If you register for a class and decide it’s not for you, you can receive a full refund or credit. You must withdraw at the end of the first class.

Fitness classes are open to participants 16+ years. Youth ages 13 to 15 years may register or drop in with a parent or guardian.

Drop in participants are welcome in classes where space permits. This excludes Tai Chi.

Unless otherwise noted, classes are not held on statutory holidays.

Classes with the blue free icon are free for annual members.

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KICKBOX BOSU

Get your gloves on and get ready to punch, kick, crunch, and work your body into great shape using heavy bags and Bosu trainers.

SUNRISE CYCLE

Start your morning off right with this early spin class while you watch the sunrise! This class starts with 45 minutes of cardio and strength exercises, followed by 15 minutes of core work and stretching.

Session:

Mondays & Wednesdays (drop-in only: September 9, 11, 16, 18), September 23 – October 30 (registered classes)

Session:

Mondays & Wednesdays, November 4 – December 11

Time:

5 - 6 pm

Time:

6:15 – 7:15 am

Cost:

$12 drop-in, $110 session (11 classes)

Cost:

$12 drop-in, $110 session (11 classes)

MAXE TRX

This class will challenge you and change you! Using TRX suspension training, you will get a full body workout with cardio mixed in. The easily adjusted TRX straps make this class suitable for all fitness levels. Limited space. Session:

Tuesdays & Thursdays (drop-in only: September 10, 12, 17, 19), September 24 – October 31 (registered classes)

Time:

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Cost:

$12 drop-in, $120 session (12 classes)

NAACHO BOLLY FITNESS

Naacho Bolly Fitness is new, exciting, and super fun! Never tried Bollywood dance before? That’s okay, steps will be broken down in an easy-to-follow format, having you rocking the Bollywood scene in no time. The class finishes with some floor-based toning exercises and a relaxing stretch. Session:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, November 5 – December 12 (no class Nov. 21)

Time:

10 – 11 am

Cost:

$12 drop-in, $110 session (11 classes)

TOTAL BODY 101

Does the idea of strength training scare you? Do you wish your body moved and recovered better? This low-impact class will focus on improving your overall strength, joint range of motion, and flexibility. Session 1:

Mondays (drop-in only: September 9, 16), September 23 – October 28 (session I registered classes)

Session 2:

November 4 – December 9 (session II registered classes)

Time:

10:30 – 11 am

Cost:

$8 drop-in, $30 session (5 classes)

TRX EXPRESS

All you need to complete this quick workout is yourself, the TRX suspension trainer, and 30 minutes. Quick, fun, and simple moves that can be easily modified to change the difficulty are the name of the game in this class. Session:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, November 5 – December 12

Time:

12:15 – 12:45 pm

Cost:

$8 drop-in, $72 session (12 classes)

TRX LENGTHEN & TONE

New Program!

Swim, bike, and run your way to superhero fitness.

triathlon

Oct. 1 - Dec. 12* 4 – 5 pm Ages 10+ $12 drop-in $240 session (30 classes)

The triathlon is a growing, fun, family-oriented sport, whether you enjoy it casually or competitively. The Taiga Triathlon Program run workouts suitable for youth and adults. Train to compete, or work on your strength and endurance. You’ll learn new skills and reduce your risk of injury by building multisport discipline.

Tuesdays Swim | Portage Pool Wednesdays Bike | Canadian Natural Track (Bold Center) Thursdays Run | Canadian Natural Track (Bold Center) *No class on Oct, 16, 17, 22, 31. Includes special open water swim class on Nov. 30

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Child Mind available during Bold Center classes!

Lengthen and strengthen your muscles with TRX suspension training. This is a low-impact, total-body workout that uses TRX straps to support your body while targeting specific muscle groups. Session 1:

Wednesdays (drop-in only: September 11, 18), September 25 – October 30 (session I registered classes)

Session 2:

November 6 – December 11 (session II registered classes)

Time:

10:30 - 11 am

Cost:

$8 drop-in, $36session (6 classes)

ZUMBA & FUSION

Join this fun, 30-minute Zumba dance workout followed by 30 minutes of floor-based exercise using the Bender Ball, small bands, and other resistance equipment. This lowimpact class will have you coming back for more. Session:

Tuesdays & Thursdays (drop-in only: September 10, 12, 17, 19), September 24 – October 31 (registered classes)

Time:

10 - 11 am

Cost:

$12 drop-in, $120 session (12 classes)

ZUMBA TONING

Exhilarating dance rhythms, weighted maraca-style toning sticks, and a whole lot of muscle-conditioning exercises… fitness couldn’t be more fun! Session:

Mondays & Wednesdays, November 4 – December 11

Time:

5 - 6 pm

Cost:

$12 drop-in, $110 session (11 classes)


DROP IN FITNESS CLASS SCHEDULE (JANUARY 6 - FEBRUARY 27) MONDAY

6:15 - 7:15 am

TUESDAY

30:20:10

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

30:20:10

50+ Walk On 9 - 10:30 am

10 - 11 am 10:30 - 11 am

12:15 - 12:45 pm

Barre, Ball & Band

50+ Walk On

Barre, Ball & Band

Total Body 101

QiGong (10:30 - 11:30)

TRX Lengthen & Tone

QiGong (10:30 - 11:30)

Mini Band Camp

Geared Up

Mini Band Camp

Geared Up

Tiaga Triathlon Swim (Portage Pool)

Tiaga Triathlon Bike

Tiaga Triathlon Run

NAACHO Bolly Fitness

Chick Boxing Bosu Circuit

NAACHO Bolly Fitness

4 - 5 pm

5 - 6 pm

50+ Walk On

50+ Strengthen & Stretch (9:30 - 10 am)

Chick Boxing Bosu Circuit

5:30 - 6 pm

Adult Programs

WINTER FITNESS CLASSES

Fast Feet

Fast Feet

DROP IN FITNESS CLASS SCHEDULE (MARCH 2 - APRIL 9) MONDAY

6:15 - 7:15 am

TUESDAY

Sunrise Cycle

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Sunrise Cycle

50+ Walk On 9 - 10:30 am

10 - 11 am 10:30 - 11 am

12:15 - 12:45 pm

Zumba Toning

5:30 - 6:30 pm

50+ Walk On

Zumba Toning

Total Body 101

Tai Chi (10:30 - 11:30)

TRX Lengthen & Tone

Tai Chi (10:30 - 11:30)

Barre Above

Fast Feet

Barre Above

Fast Feet

Tiaga Triathlon Swim (Portage Pool)

Tiaga Triathlon Bike

Tiaga Triathlon Run

Kickbox Drills & Skills

Buns, Guns & a 6 Pack

Kickbox Drills & Skills

4 - 5 pm

5 - 6 pm

50+ Walk On

50+ Strengthen & Stretch (9:30 - 10 am)

Buns, Guns & a 6 Pack

TRX & Spin

TRX & Spin

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Winter Class Descriptions 30:20:10!

A super-charged, 60-minute workout that fits everything into a single dynamic class. Enjoy 30 minutes of weight training, 20 minutes of cardio, and 10 minutes of core each class.

FAST FEET

Just move! This 30-minute class focuses on dynamic moves that improve agility and strength. We will incorporate bodyweight exercises in this short but sweet class.

Session:

Monday & Wednesday, (drop-in only: January 6, 8, 13, 15), January 20 – February 26 (registered classes)

Session 1:

Tuesdays & Thursdays (drop-in only: January 7, 9, 14, 16), January 21 – February 27 (session I registered classes)

Time:

6:15 – 7:15 am

Session 2:

March 3 – April 9 (session II registered classes)

Cost:

$12 drop in, $110 per session (11 classes)

Time:

5:30 - 6 pm

Cost:

$8 drop-in, $72 session (12 classes)

50+ STRETCH & STRENGTHEN

This free, low-impact class is offered as part of the 50+ Walk-On. Session:

Monday, January 6 – April 6

Time:

9:30 - 10 am

Cost:

Free

50+ WALK-ON GROUP

This program is offered in partnership with Alberta Health Services. Get fit and stay active while socializing with friends. Session:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, year-round

Time:

9 - 10:30 am

Cost:

Free

BARRE ABOVE

Flexibility, strength, core, and balance are the foundations of the lunch-time body conditioning class. Session:

Mondays & Wednesdays, March 2 – April 8 (registered classes)

Time:

12:15 – 12:45 pm

Cost:

$8 drop-in, $72 session (12 classes)

BARRE, BALL & BAND

Using weight bars, Bender balls, and resistance bands: this low-impact total body sculpting class will wake up muscles you didn’t know you had! Session:

Tuesdays & Thursdays (drop-in only: January 7, 9, 14, 16), January 21 – February 27 (registered classes)

Time:

10 - 11 am

Cost:

$12 drop-in, $120 session (12 classes)

BUNS, GUNS & A 6 PACK

Dumbbells, body weight, bands, and bars; this circuit style class will draw some serious attention to your abs, arms, buns (of steel) and every muscle in between. Session:

Mondays & Wednesdays, March 2 – April 8 (registered classes)

Time:

5 - 6 pm

Cost:

$12 drop-in, $120 session (12 classes)

CHICK BOXING BOSU CIRCUIT

Ladies, we have just the class for you! Using the heavyweight bags, Bosu trainers, mats, and the boxing ring, this stressbusting class will have you striking, blocking, punching, and kicking your way to better mental and physical health. Session:

Mondays & Wednesdays (drop-in only: January 6, 8, 13, 15), January 20 – February 26 (registered classes)

Time:

5 - 6 pm

Cost:

$12 drop-in, $110 session (11 classes)

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GEARED UP

Sit down, strap in, and get ready to ride! Take a break from your day and enjoy this fast-paced spin class that will include intervals, hill climbs, and a whole lot more. Limited space. Session:

Tuesdays & Thursdays (drop-in only: January 7, 9, 14, 16), January 21 – February 27 (registered classes)

Time:

12:15 - 12:45 pm

Cost:

$8 drop-in, $72 session (12 classes)

KICKBOX DRILLS AND SKILLS

This non-contact, high/low interval training class will focus on boxing and kickboxing techniques, with special emphasis on the core, agility, power, muscular endurance, balance, and cardio fitness. Session:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 3 – April 9

Time:

5 – 6 pm

Cost:

$12 drop-in, $120 session (12 classes)

MINI BAND CAMP

Mini Band Camp sounds cute, but this stretchy little piece of equipment will really help whip your body into shape. Free for annual members! Session:

Mondays & Wednesdays (drop-in only: January 6, 8, 13, 15), January 20 – February 26 (registered classes)

Time:

12:15 – 12:45 pm

Cost:

$8 drop-in, $66 session (11 classes)

NAACHO BOLLY FITNESS

Naacho Bolly Fitness is new, exciting, and super fun! Never tried Bollywood dance before? That’s okay, steps will be broken down in an easy-to-follow format, having you rocking the Bollywood scene in no time. The class finishes with some floor-based toning exercises and a relaxing stretch. Session:

Tuesdays & Thursdays (drop-in only: January 7, 9, 14, 16), January 22 – February 26

Time:

5 - 6 pm

Cost:

$12 drop-in, $120 session (12 classes)

QIGONG

Learn traditional breathing and stretching exercises that originated from Chinese health and longevity practices. The goal of the class is to practice meditative breathing and deep tissue relaxation techniques. Dress in comfortable attire. Session:

Tuesdays & Thursdays (drop-in only: January 7, 9, 14, 16), January 21 – February 13 (registered classes)

Time:

10:30 – 11:30 am

Cost:

$6 drop-in, $40 session (8 classes)


Adult Programs

SUNRISE CYCLE

Start your morning off right with this early spin class while you watch the sunrise! This class starts with 45 minutes of cardio and strength exercises, followed by 15 minutes of core work and stretching. Session:

Mondays & Wednesdays, March 2 – April 8

Time:

6:15 – 7:15 am

Cost:

$12 drop-in, $120 session (12 classes)

TAI CHI

Participants will learn an entire Tai Chi routine (commonly called a dsetdz). Tai Chi movements improve mobility, flexibility, and strength. No drop-ins are allowed, as each class will build off the last. Participants must register for the entire session. Session:

Tuesday & Thursday, March 3 – April 9

Time:

10:30 – 11:30 am

Cost:

$60 session (12 classes)

TRX & SPIN

TAIGA TRIATHLON PROGRAM

Swim, bike, and run your way to superhero fitness. Triathlons are a growing, fun, and triathlon family-oriented sport, whether you enjoy it casually or competitively. The Taiga Triathlon Program offers swim, bike, and run workouts each week suited to everyone from youth to adults. Train to compete, or work on your strength and endurance. Either way, you’ll learn new skills and reduce your risk of injury by building multisport discipline. Child Mind Paid Babysitting is available during Bold Center classes (Wednesdays/Thursdays). Session:

Tuesdays (swim at Portage Pool), Wednesdays (bike at the Canadian Natural Track at the Bold Center), Thursdays (run at the Canadian Natural Track), January 14 – March 26 (no class Feb. 11, 12, 13, Mar. 10). Includes a special Saturday, March 14 open water swim class.

TRX & Spin combines two popular workouts into one! During the first part of the class, the instructor will take you through various drills on the spin bikes to get your heart pumping. The class will end with 30 minutes of full body strengthening on the TRX suspension trainer. Session:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 3 – April 9 (registered classes)

Time:

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Cost:

$12 drop-in, $120 session (12 classes)

TOTAL BODY 101

Does the idea of strength training scare you? Do you wish your body moved and recovered better? This low-impact class will focus on improving your overall strength, joint range of motion, and flexibility. Session 1:

Mondays (drop-in only: January 6, 13), January 20 – February 24 (session I registered classes)

4 - 5 pm

Session 2:

March 2 – April 6 (session II registered classes)

Cost:

$12 drop-in, $240 session (30 classes)

Time:

10:30 - 11 am

Ages:

10+

Cost:

$8 drop-in, $30 session 1 (5 classes), $36 session 2 (6 classes)

Time:

TRX LENGTHEN & TONE

Lengthen and strengthen your muscles with TRX suspension training. This is a low-impact, total-body workout that uses TRX straps to support your body while targeting specific muscle groups. Session 1:

Wednesdays (drop-in only: January 8, 15), January 22 – February 22 (session I registered classes)

Session 2:

March 4 – April 8 (session II registered classes)

Time:

10:30 - 11 am

Cost:

$8 drop-in, $36 session (6 classes)

ZUMBA TONING

Exhilarating dance rhythms, weighted maraca-style toning sticks, and a whole lot of muscle-conditioning exercises… fitness couldn’t be more fun! Free for annual members. Child Mind services only available during Thursday classes. Session:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 3 – April 9

Time:

10 - 11 am

Cost:

$12 drop-in, $120 session (12 classes)

If you have your AFLCA group fitness designation and are looking to teach, you could instruct a class at the Bold Center! Call 780-623-6369 for casual/contract opportunities.

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RECREATION LEAGUES Volleyball Leagues

LAC LA BICHE COUNTY

Sports Hall of Fame

Bump, set and spike with friends in these social, recreational volleyball leagues! Teams can expect round-robin league play with season end playoffs. Winning teams' names will be engraved on trophies. Teams are responsible for officiating, scoring own games and submitting score sheets at end of each night. Are you an individual player looking for a team to join? Contact us and we’ll try to find a team for you. Register at the Bold Center's front desk or call 780-623-3829.

MIXED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES (MAX 12 TEAMS) Session:

Wednesdays, September 18 - December 4 (12 game days)

Time:

7 - 10 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Cost:

$275 per team (Register by September 11 and receive a 15% discount.)

Mixed

LADIES' VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE (MAX 12 TEAMS) Session:

Wednesdays, January 15 - April 1 (12 game days)

Time:

7 - 10 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Cost:

$275 per team (Register by January 8 and receive a 15% discount.)

Other Leagues 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Back by popular demand, this 3 on 3 league is sure to please! Grab two friends to make a team of three for these semicompetitive, half-court, and self-refereed basketball games. One substitute, for a total of four players per team, is permitted. Session:

Tuesdays, September 17 - December 3 (12 game days)

Time:

7 - 9 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Cost:

$50 per team

SENIORS' PICKLEBALL

Join your friends for a game of pickleball! Staff can incorporate ladder competition formats by community request, or set up the league for non-competitive play. Ages 50+. Pickleball equipment will be provided, and nets will be set up on up to three courts. Players will self-score and officiate games. Games can be singles or doubles, with a max of 12 players at a time. Session:

Wednesdays, September 25 to December 4

Time:

10 – 11:30 am

Location:

Bold Center

Cost:

Pre-register for $25 (all 11 game days) or pay the Bold Center’s regular drop in fee (as space permits)

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Do you know someone who has made a significant, positive contribution to sport in Lac La Biche? The Lac La Biche County Sports Hall of Fame, located in the Bold Center, recognizes those who have dedicated their lives and passion to sport in the community, and celebrates and honours individual and team achievements. Visit boldcenter.ca/sports-hall-offame/ for more details. Nominations accepted until October 1 st annually.


HEALTHY BACK, FUNCTIONAL CORE

All body movements begin with the core. Maintaining a healthy core reduces the risk of injury to the back, and keeps us moving more efficiently. This low-impact, hands-on workshop will teach you exercises and stretches to improve core function while trimming your waistline. Fall:

Saturday, October 5

Winter:

Saturday, January 5

Time: Cost:

9 - 10 am $15

MUSCLE RELEASE

Muscle tightness and tenderness is “knot” fun. Did you know that there are techniques to alleviate these symptoms? This handson workshop will teach you how to minimize and ease muscle tension, helping you move and feel better.

CORE TRAINING FOR SPORT

We train the core with tried and true methods, but are we training the body in positions best suited for sport? This workshop will look at the core’s functional anatomy, and teach you vertical exercises that will prepare your body for your favourite sport or leisure activity. Fall:

Saturday, November 30

Winter:

Saturday, February 8

Time:

9 - 10 am

Cost:

$15

Adult Programs

WORKSHOPS

SPINAL STABILIZATION GAMES

This workshop will look at the function and movement of the spine. Participants will learn challenging exercise techniques that will develop a strong, adaptable, and mobile spinal stabilization system.

Fall:

Saturday, October 5

Fall:

Saturday, November 30

Winter:

Saturday, January 5

Winter:

Saturday, February 8

Time:

10:30 - 11:30 am

Time:

10:30 - 11:30 am

Cost:

$15

Cost:

$15

Please note: there must be a minimum of three participants registered in order for workshops to run. Register in-person at the Bold Center, or call 780-623-3829. Open to adults 16+ years.

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Are you a youth interested in becoming more involved in your community? Give FCSS a call at 780-623-6745 and learn more about opportunities that suit your interests! Upcoming volunteer opportunities include Spooktacular, the Senior’s Holiday Social, Library Escape Rooms, and Family Day. And there are always more opportunities coming up!

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Fee Assistance KID SPORT KidSport provides grants to families facing financial barriers to participating in registered children’s sport programs. They cover up to $400 of sports registration fees per child per year for eligible families.

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Contact KidSport™ Lac La Biche by emailing laclabiche@kidsport.ab.ca for an application form. Application forms are also available at the Bold Center, Portage Pool and Plamondon Arena, as well as online at http://boldcenter.ca/bold-centre-programs/child-andyouth-programs/ Find an eligible sport program/course your child would like to join and register him/her. Complete all sections and information on the KidSport™ Lac La Biche application form. Drop off completed application forms to the Bold Center or Portage Pool during regular business hours, email a copy to laclabiche@kidsport.ab.ca or mail your application to: KidSport™ Lac La Biche, Box 1079, Lac La Biche, AB T0A 2C0.

DANCEPL3Y

DANCEPL3Y (dance-play) is a new kids physical activity program that “plays” with dance in a unique and innovative way. Your kids will love learning simple moves from a variety of styles, like hip hop, urban, ballroom, Bollywood, lyrical, and jazz as they get interACTIVE with dance. Watch selfconfidence and positive attitudes grow each week thanks to our motivating coaching philosophy featuring the 3 Rules of PL3Y: Be positive. Be fun. Be yourself.™ Fall Sessions:

Thursdays, September 19 - October 24 (session I); November 7 – December 12 (session II)

Winter Sessions:

Thursdays, January 16 – February 27 (session I, with no class February 13); March 5 – April 9 (session II)

Time:

5 – 6 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

6 - 12 years

Cost:

$8 drop-in, $35 session (6 classes)

FUN & FIT FRIDAYS

This program keeps kids active and off their electronics! Fun, friendly competitive games, sports and activities will be incorporated into each session, with special instruction and arts & crafts thrown in to suit all kids’ interests. Days:

October 21, November 22, December 6, January 17, March 20

Time:

12:30 – 4:30 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

5 - 12 years

Cost:

$15 per participant

FUNTASTIC FIELD TRIPS!

Hit the road with recreation staff and spend your days seeing the sights, exploring different activities and places, meeting new friends and having an absolute blast! Staff supervision, transportation and admission fees included in registration fees (weather-permitting). Parent letters with additional details will be provided at the time of registration.

For additional information about KidSport™, visit: www.kidsportcanada.ca.

Days:

Friday, January 3: FunPark Amusement Centre/Trampoline Park (Sherwood Park) Wednesday, February 12: Snow tubing at Kinisoo Ski Hill (Cold Lake) Friday, March 6: WEM Waterpark (Edmonton)

EVERYBODY GETS TO PLAY

Time:

Bus departs 8:30 am and returns by 6 pm (unless otherwise noted)

The Lac La Biche County Recreation department also offers a financial assistance program to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in recreation programs! Everybody Gets to Play (EGPT) removes financial barriers for families that are low-income, on AISH, are unemployed or are receiving income support from the provincial government.

Location:

Pick up and drop off at the Bold Center

Ages:

7 - 12 years

Cost:

TBA. Check the Bold Center Facebook page for updates.

Application forms are available at the Bold Center and Portage Pool, as well as online at http://boldcenter.ca/bold-centreprograms/child-and-youth-programs/ Call 780-623-6357 for questions or eligibility.

Youth Programs

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Kids' Programs

DEVELOPMENTAL DOMAINS Physical Health & Well-being

Social Competence

Communication Skills & General Knowledge

Language and Thinking Skills

Emotional Emotional Maturity Maturity

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WINTER WONDER CAMPS

Youth Programs

HOME ALONE

This is a course created for youth who may occasionally be left alone for short periods of time. Kids will learn the skills necessary for staying safe. Day:

Friday, October 25

Time:

6 - 9 pm

Location:

Viewpoint Room, Bold Center

Ages:

9 - 11 years

Cost:

$20

JUNIOR JAMMERS

This new basketball program will teach young players the fundamentals of passing, shooting, ball handling and dribbling in a fun, supportive environment while building physical literacy skills. Interactive drills and scrimmages will be team-focused and incorporate fun challenges for kids to try. Days:

Tuesdays, September 24 to November 12

Time:

6 – 7 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

6 - 10 years

Cost:

$48 per participant

These programs will promote creativity, community involvement, empathy, outdoor exploration, and teamwork while increasing youth activity levels during the teachers’ convention in February! Creative Capers (5 to 8 years) Arts, crafts, painting and quiet activities designed to unlock your inner artist! Get your creative juices flowing with tons of take-home projects! Sports Nuts! (6 to 10 years) Sports, games and activities that are high-energy, fastpaced, friendly and will make any sports nut sweat (in a good way)! Animal Enthusiasts (8 to 12 years) Participants will visit the Lac La Biche Regional Humane Society as part of this camp to learn about the shelter, how it operates, how to care for the animals (youth will be supervised at all times). Kids will explore ways that they can become animal ambassadors in their communities. Days:

February 12 - 14

Time:

12:30 to 4:30 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

5 - 12 years

Cost:

$20 per participant

FREE ½ DAY EVENT for GIRLS (6-17 yrs)

Be Bold Boy! On NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, September 20 at PORTAGE COLLEGE

DANCE with A free ½ day event for boys! Mariah Stromquist

Bubble Soccer

KIN-BALL with Kin-Ball Canada

FREE ½ DAY EVENT for GIRLS (6-17 yrs) ACRO YOGA On NO SCHOOL KIN-BALL with

FRIDAY, September 20 with That Yoga Spot at PORTAGE COLLEGE

Nerf Guns DANCE with

AQUA TRACK AGES 6 TO 10 YEARS: Floor Hockey

Kin-Ball Canada

with 8:30Portage AM - 12:30 Pool PM

AGES 11 TO 15 YEARS: 1 PM - 5 PM

CHOOSE AM or PM sessionMariah Stromquist 1) 8:30am-1:00pm AQUA TRACK 2) 12:30pm-5:00pm with Portage Pool

ACRO YOGA

with That Yoga Spot CHOOSE AM or PM session 1) 8:30am-1:00pm 2) 12:30pm-5:00pm

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED—ONLY 100 PARTICIPANTS ACCEPTED!

September 20 • Bold Center • Free!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED—ONLY 100 PARTICIPANTS ACCEPTED!

To PRE-REGISTER call 780-623-5542 or text 780-404-5505 orToemail: deb.menard@portagecollege.ca PRE-REGISTER call 780-623-5542 or text 780-404-5505 or email:

This half-day program was developed to complement the You Go Girl! Program, but it’s just for boys! Activities will include Bubble Soccer, nerf FREE guns, floor hockey,&and snacks beverages other high-energy active sports! Participants must pre-register. Max 25 registrants per session.

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and FREE swag prizes!

deb.menard@portagecollege.ca

FREE snacks & beverages and FREE swag prizes!


ALBERTA CLASS 7 LEARNER’S LICENSE PREPARATION COURSE

A free, interactive course for youth ages 14+ who want help preparing for the written learner’s license test.

ACCESS FITNESS I

Are you between the ages of 12 and 15 years and interested in gaining early access to the Cenovus Fitness Centre and Canadian Natural Track? This introductory, three-hour course will teach you the basics of setting up and using the resistance training machines, cable stations and cardio equipment. This hands-on, fun, and interactive workshop will also cover basic nutrition, facility rules, etiquette, and safety. Fall Dates:

September 28, November 16, December 6

Winter Dates:

January 17, March 6

Time:

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location:

Cenovus Fitness Centre, Bold Center

Ages:

12 - 15 years

Cost:

$25

ACCESS FITNESS 2

This course will take your Access Fitness basics to the next level. You will be working with the trainer on more specific exercises using free weights and cable machines so that you are more confident in the fitness centre. Fall Dates:

September 28, November 16, December 6

Winter Dates:

January 17, March 6

Time:

1 - 3 pm

Location:

Cenovus Fitness Centre, Bold Center

Ages:

12 - 15 years

Prerequisite:

Access Fitness 1

Cost:

$20

Session:

Thursday, September 19 (4 – 7 pm) and Friday, September 20 (10 am – 3 pm)

Location:

Viewpoint Room, Bold Center

Ages:

14+

Cost:

Free (pre-registration required)

BABYSITTING

Youth Programsa

Teen Programs & Workshops

This babysitting course is designed to teach babysitting, leadership, and first aid skills in a fun and informative way. Day:

Saturday, October 26

Time:

9 am - 4 pm

Location:

Viewpoint Room, Bold Center

Ages:

12 - 15 years

Cost:

$50

TEEN CHILL ZONE

A Friday night drop-in program designed by teens for teens. Join us for activities like bowling, curling, cooking, and more. Times, locations, and other details vary. Follow Lac La Biche County FCSS on Facebook, and watch for more information on special Teen Chillzone No School Friday trips! Day:

October 4, 18, November 1, 15, 29, January 24, February 7, 21, March 13, 27

Youth aged 13 to 16 can attend any adult fitness class when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Youth aged 16+ can attend Bold Center fitness classes unaccompanied. See pages 8 to 13 for the fall/winter fitness classes.

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Family Programs

FAMILY FITNESS

DEVELOPMENTAL DOMAINS

5 ON 5 FAMILY BUBBLE SOCCER

This is a fun new family recreation league where the inflatable bubbles create a safe, yet silly and equal playing field for adults and kids alike. Bubble soccer equipment will be provided. Play will be supervised by Recreation staff. Games will be a max of 5 on 5, with up to 20 players accepted per session on a first-come, first-served basis. Days:

Sundays, October 6, 20, November 3, 10, 17, 24

Time:

5 – 6:30 pm (2 games played each night – two 15-minute halves each)

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

5+

Cost:

Pre-register for $50 (all 6 sessions) or $10 drop in per participant (as space permits)

PARENT RESOURCES AGES AND STAGES QUESTIONNAIRE

Ask us about our Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), which looks at children's skills in five developmental areas: Communication, Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Problem-Solving, and Personal-Social. This developmental check-up tool is available for children one month to five years of age.

IT TAKES A VILLAGE: GENDER AND SEXUAL DIVERSITY

Physical Health & Well-being

Social Competence

Communication Skills & General Knowledge

Language and Thinking Skills

Emotional Emotional Maturity Maturity

IT TAKES A VILLAGE: TALKING ABOUT TECHNOLOGY

Why are kids often on their phones or playing video games – and why do parents get upset about it? In this special “It Takes A Village” session, we’re inviting both parents and teens or pre-teens to come and have an open discussion about technology. Join Northern Lights Public Schools Mental Health Consultant Carolina Franke and Occupational Therapists Meghan Nowosad and Rachel Boychuk for a conversation about the role of technology in young people’s lives. They will be sharing information about the effects of technology on the brain and mental health, and facilitating the group discussion. Days:

Wednesday, October 16

Time:

6 – 8 pm

Location:

Viewpoint Room, Bold Center

Cost:

Free (pre-registration required)

*Pre-registration is required for “It Takes A Village” sessions. Please call (780) 623-6754 or email christine.martin@laclabichecounty.com to register. Free childcare is available during sessions if needed.

PARENT INFORMATION DAY

A free drop-in information session for parents with a Parent Link programmer to receive resources. Take advantage of free child care services while you chat with our programmer.

Join Evan Westfal from the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services (University of Alberta) for an informative session about gender and sexual diversity.

Days:

September 30, October 28, November 25

Time:

10 am – 1 pm (drop in)

Location:

Parent Link Centre

The Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services offers community education programs highlighting inclusive practices for LGBTQ2S+ people. This session will cover basic terminology, statistics, and practical and actionable guidelines for creating a welcoming and supportive environment.

Cost:

Free

Days:

Wednesday, November 20

Time:

6 – 8 pm

Location:

Viewpoint Room, Bold Center

Cost:

Free (pre-registration required)

All Parent Link programs are free!

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TALK BOX

The purpose of the Talk Box is to give parents suggestions to help create language-rich environments at home, in the park, at the mall, or anywhere. It is meant to be a resource for any parent.

TRIPLE P PROGRAM

The Triple P program is a multi-level system of family supports designed to promote positive and caring family relationships. It provides parents with effective, age-appropriate behaviour management strategies.


Family Programs

PARENT LINK PROGRAMS

Parent Link programs are designed for children aged 0 - 6 and their caregivers.

CRAFTERNOON

Crafternoon gives caregivers the chance to spend the afternoon with their budding artist. A variety of toys and activities will be available to suit other preferences. Offered in partnership with Child Mind. Days:

Wednesdays, October - June

Time:

1:30 – 3:30 pm

Location:

Child Mind Cenovus Play Centre, Bold Center

Cost:

Free!

PLAMONDON CRAFTERNOON

Crafternoon gives caregivers the chance to spend the afternoon with their budding artist. A variety of toys and activities will be available to suit other preferences. Days:

First and third Monday every month, September - June

Time:

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location:

Plamondon Festival Centre

Cost:

Free!

GYM JAM

Spend quality time with your family members and get physically active. Offered in partnership with Portage College.

PLAMONDON FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Spend quality time with your family and get active with a variety of toys and activities. Days:

Tuesdays, October 8, November 12, December 10

Time:

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Location:

Plamondon Festival Centre

Cost:

Free!

RATTLE AND CHAT

A drop-in program for parents and caregivers with infants ages 0-17 months. Share ideas, experiences and challenges while connecting with local professionals in a casual setting. Free childcare is available for older siblings. Offered in partnership with Lac La Biche County Libraries and Alberta Health Services.

Days:

TBA

Days:

Wednesdays, September 11 - October 16

Time:

TBA

Time:

10:30-11:30 am

Location:

Portage College Gym

Location:

Wildrose Room, Bold Center

Cost:

Free!

Cost:

Free!

The Parent Link Centre provides families with the information and services they need to help their children develop and enter school ready to learn. Parent Link offers parent education and child interactive programs throughout the week, with services that include: • Information for parents on child development ages 0 to 6; • Opportunities to connect with other parents and families; • Drop–in times for structured and unstructured play (always parent-supervised); • Programs that encourage your child to move, play, and sing; • Links to other helpful community resources; and • A friendly Parent Link programmer to chat with.

Parent Link Centres are community-planned and community-based, and all services are free. They are centres of excellence that provide parents and families with comprehensive support. Call 780-623-6365 or see our calendars for more information. Parent Link is located in the Child Mind Centre inside the Bold Center. Follow us on Facebook at “llbparentlink.”

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Family Programs RHYME TIME

Join us in Lac La Biche for a program filled with rhymes, stories, songs, and special guests! Offered in partnership with Lac La Biche County Libraries. Days:

Thursdays, September - June

Time:

10:30 – 11:30 am

Location:

Wildrose Room, Bold Center

Cost:

Free!

TUMBLE KIDS

Tumble Kids is designed to help children develop gross motor skills through fun, physical activity. This is a great way to get out and get active with your family.

Pre-Registered Programs The following programs are free, but you must preregister to attend. Please contact the Stuart MacPherson Public Library at (780) 623-7467 to register. These programs run in partnership with the Stuart MacPherson Public Library, Alberta Health Services, and Parent Link. Programs take place in the Wildrose Room at the Bold Center. Free childcare for siblings available at the Child Mind Cenovus Play Centre. CHICKA CHICKA BOOK CLUB

For parents or caregivers with infants 18 to 35 months. Join us for story time followed by interactive play activities at move, pretend and think centres.

Days:

Tuesdays, September - June

Time:

10:30 am – 12 pm

Location:

Cenovus Fieldhouse 1, Bold Center*

Session:

Wednesdays, October 23 - December 18

Cost:

Free!

Time:

10:30 - 11:30 am

Location:

Wildrose Room, Bold Center

Cost:

Free!

Special gymnastics sessions on September 17, October 15, November 19 and December 17. *Tumble Kids takes place at Portage Pool on October 1, November 5 and December 3 (Water time from 10 – 11 am. Take extra time before and after to change!)

Please be advised that program schedule may change. Please follow Parent Link on Facebook or see our monthly calendars for more information.

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READ AND ROLL

Read and Roll is a free parent/child interactive program for 3 and 4 year olds. We read books and roll with activities to explore story concepts. Session 1:

Thursdays, September 12 - October 24

Session 2:

Thursdays, November 7 - December 12

Time:

1:00 - 1:45 pm

Location:

Wildrose Room, Bold Center

Cost:

Free!


THE WAY:

AN INTERACTIVE PUPPET SHOW The Way retells the story of how the Turtle carries our world on her back and how the �ny muskrat succeeds in giving all of us the greatest gi� of all: a place to call home, Turtle Island.

NOV. 28 · 5:30-7:30 PM · PORTAGE COLLEGE GYM · FREE!

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Lac La Biche County

PARTY BLOCK KIT

Host a block party and bring your neighbourhood closer together!

Pick up a Lac La Biche County Block Party kit for creative ideas and supplies to help you host a successful neighbourhood get-together. Kits are available the Bold Center. Help build community life – one block at a time. 24at | Seniors' Programs


50+ WALK ON This program is offered in partnership with Alberta Health Services for individuals aged 50+ years. Get fit and stay active while socializing with friends and taking in the amazing views from the Canadian Natural Track.

SENIORS' HOLIDAY SOCIAL

Celebrate the holiday season with food, music, and door prizes! Free transportation available upon request. Day:

Thursday, December 5

Time:

11 am - 3 pm

Session:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday year-round.

Location:

Devon Room, Bold Center

Time:

9 - 10:30 am

Cost:

Free

Location:

Bold Center

Cost:

Free

50+ STRENGTHEN & STRETCH Stretch & Strengthen is tied in with the 50+ Walk On program. Join our CSEP-certified trainer for a 30-minute exercise class that focuses on fun while improving strength and flexibility. Session:

Monday, September 9 – December 9

Time:

9:30 - 10 am

Location:

Bold Center

Cost:

Free

FCSS SENIORS' AQUAFIT

A free seniors’ Aqua Fit course suited for participants who may have mobility challenges or prefer a low-impact class. After the class, participants can enjoy snacks and conversation.

SENIORS' PICKLEBALL

Join your friends for a game of pickleball! Staff can incorporate ladder competition formats by community request, or set up the league for non-competitive play. Ages 50+. Pickleball equipment will be provided, and nets will be set up on up to three courts. Players will self-score and officiate games. Games can be singles or doubles, with a max of 12 players at a time. Session:

Wednesdays, September 25 to December 4

Time:

10 – 11:30 am

Location:

Bold Center

Cost:

Pre-register for $25 (all 11 game days) or pay the Bold Center’s regular drop in (as space permits)

SMILE (SENIORS MAINTAINING INDEPENDENT LIVING EXPERIENCES) PROGRAM A program for seniors who may feel isolated, or who have difficulty accessing programs outside their homes. Let us help you live your best life possible. Includes lunch, transportation and activities.

Session 1:

Tuesdays, September 24 - December 17

Session 2:

Tuesdays, January 14 - March 7

Time:

10 - 11 am

Session:

Wednesday, year-round

Location:

Portage Pool

Time:

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Cost:

Free

Location:

Bold Center

Cost:

$10 per day

Registration:

Please call 780-623-6726 for more details and to register.

Looking for other aquafit offerings? Flip to page 31.

Seniors' Programs

SENIORS' PROGRAMS

Seniors Maintaining Independent Living Experiences A program for seniors who have difficulty accessing programs outside their homes. Let us help you live your best life possible. Contact FCSS for more information (780-623-6726).

Lac La Biche County

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PORTAGE POOL About the Facility

◊◊ 5 lane Main Pool: 1-3.5m deep, 28°C ◊◊ Wading Pool: graduated depth, 31°C ◊◊ 25 person Hot Tub: 0.9m deep, 40°C ◊◊ Wet steam room ◊◊ 1m spring board and swing rope ◊◊ Accessible stairs and lift into Main Pool

Contact Guest Services Desk | 780-623-6777 Web | boldcenter.ca/portage-pool/

Family Friday Swims

Address | 9531 94 Avenue, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0

Portage Pool offers an additional open swim from 1:30 - 3:30 pm on Family Fridays following the Northern Lights Public Schools (NLPS) schedule.

Email | poolstaff@laclabichecounty.com

/portagepool

Holiday Hours Portage Pool is closed Wednesday, December 25 and Wednesday, January 1. Portage Pool is open from 1 – 4 pm for an open swim on the following dates; all other swims and programs are cancelled. FALL 2019 Monday, October 14 Monday, November 11 Tuesday, December 24 Thursday, December 26 Tuesday, December 31 WINTER 2020 Monday, February 17 Note that Portage Pool will operate on a special holiday break schedule from Sunday, December 22, 2019 to Saturday, January 4, 2020. Follow us on Facebook or check out boldcenter.ca/portage-pool to see the schedule.

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FALL 2019 Friday, September 20 Friday, November 22 Friday, December 6

WINTER 2019 Friday, January 7 Friday, February 14 Friday, March 6 Friday, March 20

November is CPR Month Did you know that… • More than 50,000 Canadians die of heart disease every year. • Nearly 60 per cent of Canadians who have had to perform first aid did so to help a family member. • Canadians who have taken a first aid course are considerably more confident in their skills to be able to help someone experiencing a medical emergency. Portage Pool offers first aid and CPR courses throughout the year, but during the month of November we spread the word about the importance of learning CPR. Keep an eye out for special learning opportunities offered throughout the month!


PUBLIC SWIM SCHEDULE SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Lane Swim* 6:30 - 8:30 am

Lane Swim 12 – 1 pm

Lane Swim* 11 am – 12:45 pm

Lane Swim 11 am – 12:45 pm

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Lane Swim 11 am – 12:45 pm

Adult Lane Swim* 11 am – 1 pm

Lane Swim* 6:30 - 8:30 am

Lane Swim 11 am – 12:45 pm

Lane Swim 11 am – 12:45 pm

Portage Pool

PUBLIC SWIM SCHEDULE (SEPTEMBER 2019 - MARCH 2020)

Open Swim 1 - 4 pm

Toonie Swim 1 – 4 pm

Wibit Swim** 2 - 4 pm

Women's Only Swim 4:30 - 5:30 pm Open Swim 6:30 - 8 pm

Open Swim 6:30 - 8 pm

Open Swim 6:30 - 8 pm

Open Swim 6:30 - 8 pm

Adult Lane Swim 8 – 9 pm

Adult Lane Swim 8 – 9 pm

Adult Lane Swim* 8 – 9 pm

Adult Lane Swim* 8 – 9 pm

Open Swim 6:30 - 8 pm Adult Lane Swim 8 – 9 pm

Swims identified with a star (*) will only have three lanes available while a lesson or program takes place in two lanes. // Hours and fees are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please call Portage Pool at 780-623-6777, subscribe to our email list, or follow us on Facebook. For additional swims (Family Friday Swims, Holiday Swims) see page 26. **Wibit swims are scheduled once per month. Please see the ad below for upcoming dates.

ADULT & TEEN FITNESS CLASSES (OCTOBER 16 - DECEMBER 16) SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

GentleJoints 12 - 1 pm

Stroke Workshops 12:15 - 1 pm

AquaFit 5:30 - 6:30 pm AquaDeep 8 - 9 pm

Learn-to-Swim 8 - 8:45 pm

UPCOMING WIBIT SWIMS FALL 2019 Saturday, September 28 Saturday, October 26 Saturday, November 30 Saturday, December 21

WINTER 2020 Saturday, January 25 Saturday, February 29 Saturday, March 28

The Wibit Aquatrack is set up in the main pool the last Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 pm (replacing the usual open swim from 1 to 4 pm). When the Aquatrack is open, the main pool is unavailable for other swimming, but the wading pool, hot tub, and steam room are available. For a complete list of rules, visit the Wibit Aquatrack page under Portage Pool at boldcenter.ca.

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Portage Pool

SWIMMING LESSONS Swimming Lesson Guidelines

GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION All preschool, swim kids, and leadership courses can qualify for Kidsport funding. Let us help you apply! Contact us at 780-623-6777 or poolstaff@laclabichecounty.com. CANCELLATION DATES All lessons are cancelled on the following dates: • •

Monday, October 14 Monday, November 11

• •

Saturday, December 21 Monday, February 17

Please note: minimum enrollment on group swimming lessons is 3 swimmers. Classes that don’t meet the minimum enrollment will be cancelled or merged with another. We will do our best to keep you in lessons!

REGISTRATION Fall registration opens at the Community Awareness Evening on September 12 at the Bold Center. Registration ends before the second lesson of each class.

Red Cross Preschool Starfish (Ages 4 to 12 months) *Babies must be able to hold their heads up. Babies and their caregivers work on getting wet, buoyancy and movement, front, back and vertical position in the water, and shallow water entries and exits. Duck (Ages 12 to 24 months) Tots and their caregivers work on rhythmic breathing, moving forward and backward, front and back float with recovery, and shallow water entries and exits. Sea Turtle (Ages 24 to 36 months) Toddlers work on submersion, front and back floats and glides, jumping into chest-deep water with assistance, and front swim. This is an introductory course designed to increase the swimmers comfort in the water. Caregiver participation is optional. Sea Otter (Ages 3 - 6) Swimmers work on front and back floats and glides, kicking on front with a buoyant object, and will be able to swim 1 metre upon completion of this level. REQUIREMENT | 3 years-old and comfortable submerging head

Salamander (Ages 3 - 6) Salamanders work on improving their front and back float and jumping into chest-deep water unassisted. Kicking is added to the front and back glide, and swimmers will be able to swim 2 metres upon completion. REQUIREMENT | Complete Sea Otter

Fall lessons start the week of Tuesday, October 15, 2019 and end by Monday, December 16, 2019.

Sun Fish (Ages 3 - 6) Sun Fish work on kicking and can perform glides (front and back), enter deep water safely, float in deep water, swim with a PFD, and swim 5 metres continuously.

WINTER 2020

REQUIREMENT | Complete Salamander

The Winter 2020 Schedule will be released on Monday, December 16.

Crocodile (Ages 3 - 6) Crocodiles further develop the front and back glide with kick, along with the front and back swim. They’re able to jump into deep water, swim with a PFD in deep water, and swim 10 metres continuously.

Winter registration opens Sunday, December 22 at 10 am. Winter lessons start January 13 - 19. Registration ends before the second lesson of each class. Winter lessons end March 16 - 21.

Regular diapers explode in water. In order to keep the pool clean and safe for everyone, special swim diapers must be worn if you're under three, not potty-trained, or incontinent.

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REQUIREMENT | Complete Sun Fish

Whale (Ages 3 - 6) Whales increase their distance on front and back glide with kicks, increase distance on front and back swim, learn the sitting dive, and will be able to swim 15 metres continuously upon completion. REQUIREMENT | Complete Crocodile


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Red Cross Swim Kids (6 years+) Swim Kids 1 Swimmers develop front and back float, front and back glide, flutter kick (assisted), shallow water entries and exits, and swim 5 metres.

Swim Kids 5 Develop sculling and safe boating skills. Learn back crawl and whip kick on back. Develop endurance through 50-metre continuous swim.

Swim Kids 2 Build skills for front/back swims in deep water, and build endurance in flutter kick with assisted glides. Learn proper use of Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs).

REQUIREMENT | Swim Kids 4

REQUIREMENT | Swim Kids 1

Swim Kids 3 Learn front crawl, diving, and making wise choices around water. Work on floats and changing direction in water. Build strength in flutter kick and swim 15 metres continuously. REQUIREMENT | Swim Kids 2

Swim Kids 4 Develop front crawl and back glides with shoulder roll. Work on kneeling dives and surface support. Build strength in a 25-metre continuous swim. REQUIREMENT | Swim Kids 3

Swim Kids 6 Work on front and back crawl. Introduce elementary back stroke and dolphin kick. Build endurance through a 75-metre continuous swim. Introduce safety on ice, basic water rescues with a throwing assist, treading water, and front dives. REQUIREMENT | Swim Kids 5

Swim Kids 7 Continue to build skills and endurance for front crawl, back crawl, and elementary back stroke. Introduce whip kick on front. Increase endurance through timed treading water and a 150-metre continuous swim. REQUIREMENT | Swim Kids 6

Swim Kids 8 Introduce breast stroke, foot-first surface dives, and rescue entries. Learn the dangers of open water and hypothermia. Perform rescue breathing on children and adults. Build endurance through dolphin kick and a timed 300-metre continuous swim. REQUIREMENT | Swim Kids 7

Swim Kids 9 Practice front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke, and breast stroke. Build endurance through a 400-metre continuous swim. Work on head-first shallow dives and learn about wise choices, peer influences, and self-rescue from ice. REQUIREMENT | Swim Kids 8

Swim Kids 10 Increased stroke and endurance development. Learn about sun safety, rescuing others from the ice, and head-first surface dives. Build endurance using dolphin kick and a timed 500-metre continuous swim. REQUIREMENT | Swim Kids 9

FAMILY DAY FESTIVAL

FAMILY DAY FUN STARTS WITH A SWIM AT THE POOL.

Monday, Feb. 17 1 - 4 pm $2 DONATION

Lac La Biche County

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FALL LESSONS RED CROSS PRESCHOOL Aged 4 months to 6 years. Babies must be able to hold up their own head.

STARFISH Day:

Time:

Cost:

Thurs.

9:30 - 10 am

$57

DUCK Day:

Time:

Cost:

Thurs.

10 - 10:30 am

$57

STARFISH/DUCK COMBO Day:

Time:

Cost:

Fri.

6 - 6:30 pm

$57

Sat.

10:30 - 11 am

$51.30

SWIM KIDS 3

SALAMANDER Day:

Time:

Cost:

Day:

Time:

Cost:

Wed.

4:30 - 5 pm

$63

Wed.

4 - 4:30 pm

$63

Thurs.

9:30 – 10 am

$63

Wed.

4:30 - 5 pm

$63

Thurs.

10:30 – 11 am

$63

Thurs.

5:15 – 5:45 pm

$63

Thurs.

5 – 5:30 pm

$63

Thurs.

6 – 6:30 pm

$63

Sat.

9 – 9:30 am

$56.70

SWIM KIDS 4

SUNFISH

Day:

Time:

Cost:

Day:

Time:

Cost:

Thurs.

5:45 - 6:30 pm

$85.50

Thurs.

4:30 - 5 pm

$63

Fri.

4:45 - 5:30 pm

$85.50

CROCODILE/WHALE

SWIM KIDS 5

Day:

Time:

Cost:

Day:

Time:

Cost:

Fri.

6 – 6:30 pm

$63

Tues.

5:45 - 6:30 pm

$85.50

Wed.

5 - 5:45 pm

$85.50

SWIM KIDS 6

SEA TURTLE (aged 24-36 months)

RED CROSS SWIM KIDS

Day:

Time:

Aged 5+.

Tues.

4:45 - 5:15 pm $63

Wed.

5 - 5:30 pm

$63

Wed.

6 - 6:30 pm

$63

Cost:

Thurs.

10 - 10:30 am

$63

Thurs.

5 - 5:30 pm

$63

Sat.

9 – 9:30 am

$56.70

SEA OTTER (aged 3+)

Cost:

Tues.

5:45 - 6:30 pm

$85.50

Wed.

5 - 5:45 pm

$85.50

Day:

Time:

Thurs.

4:45 – 5:30 pm $85.50

Cost:

Day:

Time:

Cost:

Tues.

5:15 – 5:45 pm

$63

Wed.

4:30 – 5pm

$63

SWIM KIDS 9/10

Wed.

5:30 – 6 pm

$63

Day:

Time:

$63

Wed.

5:45 – 6:30 pm $85.50

Thurs.

9 – 9:30 am

Time:

Cost:

Thurs.

4:15 – 4:45 pm $63

Tues.

4:45 - 5 pm

$63

Thurs.

5:30 - 6 pm

$63

Wed.

4 - 4:30 pm

$63

Fri.

5:30 – 6 pm

$63

Wed.

5:30 – 6 pm

$63

Thurs.

9:30 – 10 am

$63

Thurs.

4 - 4:30 pm

$63

Thurs.

6 – 6:30pm

$63

Fri.

4:45 – 5:15 pm

$63

Sat.

9:30 - 10 am

$56.70

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Time:

SWIM KIDS 7/8

SWIM KIDS 1

Day:

Looking for family programs at the Pool? Flip to page 22.

Day:

Cost:

SWIM KIDS 2 Day:

Time:

Cost:

Tues.

5:15 – 5:45 pm

$63

Wed.

4 – 4:30 pm

$63

Wed.

6 – 6:30 pm

$63

Thurs.

10 – 10:30 am

$63

Thurs.

4:45 – 5:15 pm

$63

Thurs.

5:30 – 6 pm

$63

WINTER 2020 SWIMMING LESSONS The lesson schedule will be released in the Community Activity Guide Winter update: subscribe to our email service to receive it directly in your inbox!


Note: Semi-private lessons can only be booked for two swimmers within one level of each other. For example, a Swim Kids 3 student and a Swim Kids 6 student could not book a semi-private lesson together, but a Swim Kids 3 and a Swim Kids 4 student would be permitted.

PRIVATE LESSONS Day:

Time:

Cost for private lessons:

Cost for semi-private lessons:

Mondays

4:15 - 4:45 pm

$120

$80 per person

Mondays

4:30 - 5 pm

$120

$80 per person

Mondays

4:45 - 5:15 pm

$120

$80 per person

Mondays

5 - 5:30 pm

$120

$80 per person

Mondays

5:30 – 6 pm

$120

$80 per person

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PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons follow the same schedule as group lessons, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is given to participants requiring one-on-one instruction due to a disability or safety concern.

ADULT & TEEN FITNESS CLASSES Aquafit AQUADEEP

Throw on a floating belt and work out in the deep end! Max 8 participants. Dates:

Wednesdays, October 16 – December 11

Time:

8 - 9 pm

Location:

Portage Pool

Prerequisites: Cost:

Aged 12+ $10.70 per class

AQUAFIT

Develop cardio and strength in this low-impact water workout. Max 10 participants. Dates:

Mondays, October 21 – December 16

Time:

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Location:

Portage Pool

Prerequisites:

Aged 12+

Cost:

$10.70 per class

GENTLEJOINTS

This is a low impact workout that’s perfect for seniors and anyone with injuries or joint issues. Max 8 participants. Dates:

Mondays, April 22 - June 17

Time:

12 - 1 pm

Location:

Portage Pool

Prerequisites:

Aged 12+

Cost:

$10.70 per class

Looking for seniors' aquafit? Flip to page 25.

Adult & Teen Swimming Lessons LEARN-TO-SWIM

Beginners work on developing basic front and back swims. This will prepare you to swim comfortably at public swims, and engage in other water activities with confidence. Dates:

Thursdays, October 17 – December 11

Time:

8 - 8:45 pm

Location:

Portage Pool

Prerequisites:

Aged 12+, absolute beginner

Cost:

$11.30 per class

STROKE WORKSHOPS

Work with a certified swimming instructor to achieve your goals; refine your swimming technique to improve your endurance, strength, and overall fitness. Dates:

Saturdays, October 19 – December 14

Time:

12:15 - 1 pm

Location:

Portage Pool

Prerequisites:

Aged 12+, able to swim 25 m+ comfortably

Cost:

$11.30 per class

$90 FOR 10 CLASSES! Use your Pool Fitness 10 pass and save: $90 for 10 classes! Classes have limited space depending on pool space, on a first-come, first-served basis.

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LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS STANDARD FIRST AID FULL COURSE

Standard First Aid provides all-inclusive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR, including: the medical/legal aspects of first aid, spinal injuries, environmental injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burns, and medical emergencies. The course also includes CPR-C and AED certification. Dates:

September 12 & September 13 (both days)

Time:

8:30 am - 5 pm

Location:

Viewpoint Room, Bold Center

Prerequisites:

Ages 12+

Cost:

$90

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STANDARD FIRST AID RECERTIFICATION

Standard First Aid Recertification is a challenge of both theory and practical examination of all skills from the Standard First Aid program. Individuals using another Alberta workplace-approved standard first aid as a prerequisite must provide proof of current certification in order to be eligible to recertify (e.g. copy of certification card). Individuals who are no longer current cannot recertify and must attend an original course. Individuals who are unsuccessful in completing a Lifesaving Standard First Aid Recertification course are required to complete an original course. Dates:

September 29

Time:

8:30 am - 5 pm

Location:

Viewpoint Room, Bold Center

Prerequisites:

Current Lifesaving Standard First Aid or current Government of Alberta workplace-approved Standard First Aid

Cost:

$50


Aquatic Emergency Care provides all-inclusive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR, including: the medical/legal aspects of first aid, spinal injuries, environmental injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burns, shallow water emergencies, pressure-related injuries and medical emergencies. The course also includes CPR-C and AED certification.

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD & AEC COMBO COURSE

Want an active after-school job working with your friends? Looking for something that could lead to a career? Become a lifeguard! In this nationallyrecognized course, you’ll get the skills, knowledge, and judgment you need to work on a pool deck right away.

Dates:

September 27-29

Time:

Friday: 5 – 9 pm. Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 am to 5 pm.

Location:

Viewpoint Room, Bold Center

Dates:

February 15 – March 21

Prerequisites:

Ages 12+

Time:

8:30 am - 5 pm

Cost:

$150

Location:

Portage Pool

Prerequisites:

Current Alberta workplace-approved standard first aid, Bronze Cross (need not be current), and 16 years of age or older

Cost:

$212

BRONZE STAR

Bronze Star is excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. In Bronze Star, participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and with partners. They learn CPR, and they develop the Water Smart® confidence and lifesaving skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard. Includes CPR-A and AED. Dates:

Mondays, October 21 - November 18

Time:

4 - 7 pm

Location:

Portage Pool

Prerequisites: Cost:

Strong swimmers aged 9+ $85

Please contact Portage Pool if you’re interested in this course.

Portage Pool

AQUATIC EMERGENCY CARE FULL COURSE

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD POOL RECERTIFICATION

This course examines National Lifeguard fitness, supervision, and rescue response skills in practical scenarios. Candidates are encouraged to practice skills and review knowledge to prepare for the re-certification course, as skills may be workshopped but not re-taught. Dates:

January 11

Time:

8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Location:

Portage Pool

Prerequisites:

Current AB workplace approved standard first aid and National Lifeguard pool option (need not be current)

Cost:

$45

BRONZE MEDALLION

Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Rescuers learn tows, carries, and defense and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of conscious and unconscious victims. Includes CPR-A and AED.

RED CROSS WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE

In this course participants learn to teach Red Cross Swim programs. In addition to the course dates, candidates will sign up for teaching blocks that they will attend weekly.

Dates:

January 18 – February

Dates:

October 4 & Saturdays, November 2 – 30

Time:

8:30 am – 1 pm

Time:

Saturdays, 9 am - 5 pm

Location:

Portage Pool

Location:

Portage Pool

Prerequisites:

Bronze Star or 13 years of age or older

Prerequisites:

Ages 15+ and Bronze Cross

Cost:

$145.50

Cost:

$250 (includes all classes and materials)

BRONZE CROSS

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs, including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. Includes CPR-C and AED. Please contact Portage Pool if you’re interested in this course. Dates:

Saturdays, October 19 - November 23

Time:

9 am – 12 pm

Location:

Portage Pool

Prerequisites:

Bronze Medallion

Cost:

$145.50

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FACILITY RENTALS Devon Hall

McArthur Room

◊◊ Located in the Bold Center

◊◊ Located in McArthur Place

◊◊ 320 guests with round tables

◊◊ 140 guests with round tables

◊◊ 500 guests with rectangular tables

◊◊ 500 guests with rectangular tables

◊◊ Coat room and washrooms

◊◊ Kitchen and bar available for use

◊◊ Kitchen and bar available for use

◊◊ Licensed events permitted

◊◊ Licensed events permitted

Arenas ◊◊ Performance arena (ice year-round)

◊◊ Swamp Cats arena (ice from September to April) ◊◊ Plamondon arena (ice from September to April)

1 rubberised floor, boards, and netting ideal for indoor hockey or soccer

FOR MORE INFORMATION

◊◊ Available for rent Saturdays 4 - 6 pm

◊◊

◊◊ Party room not available for rent at Portage Pool

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◊◊ 1 wood floor suitable for basketball, badminton, and volleyball ◊◊

Portage Pool

Aquatrack can be booked on scheduled days from 4 - 5 pm or 5 - 6 pm

Cenovus Field Houses(2)

Work with us to book your next event! For rental inquiries and rates, please contact the Bold Center at 780-623-6370 or email your inquiries to bookings@ laclabichecounty.com. Meeting spaces suitable for 30 - 50 people are also available. Visit our website at boldcenter.ca/ facilities/rentals for more information. For Portage Pool rental inquiries, call 780-623-6777 or email poolstaff@laclabichecounty.com.


OTHER RENTALS Birthday Party Packages The Bold Center is the perfect place for a fun, exciting and stress-free party! Book a party to suit your needs and let us help with the planning, facilitating and clean up. All you are required to do is bring the kids, food, decorations (optional) and your camera to capture your birthday memories.

Park & Play Fun Van Popping up at events throughout the community, the Park & Play Fun Van provides free programming at special events and functions held throughout Lac La Biche County. Book the Fun Van for your next community event or block party!

Ultimate Challenge Obstacle Course This 50-foot inflatable obstacle course is available upon request for non-profit and community events. Cost varies depending on time and location, and restrictions apply.

Please visit boldcenter.ca/bold-centre-programs/ or call 780-623-6351 for details on bookings.

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IN THE COMMUNITY 102 Ave 98 St

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To Venice, Hylo and Edmonton

LEGEND Community Garden

Library

Lookout Point

Soccer Field

Basketball Courts

Farmer's Market

Museum/Visitor Information Centre

Portage Pool

Tennis Courts

Beach

Hospital

Park

Outdoor Rink*

Fitness Centre

Boat Launch

Lac La Biche County Offices

Playground

School

Dog Park

Ball Diamonds

Lifejacket Loaner Station & Paul Richard Memorial Spray Park

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Community Acccess Bus Route (see pg. 39)

*For a full list of outdoor rinks, see page 38.


To Sunset Bay Park, Lakeview Estates Park and outdoor rink, Lac La Biche Golf Course, Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park & Campground, and Square Lake.

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WINTER RECREATIONAL FACILITIES OUTDOOR RINKS DUMASFIELD RINK Located at Dumasfield Park, 94th ave HOLOWACHUK RINK Located within Holowachuk Estates, off of Highway 881. LAKEVIEW ESTATES RINK Located within Lakeview Estates Park, off of Churchill Road east of Lac La Biche. CRAIGEND RINK Located within Craigend Community grounds, 20 km south of Lac La Biche on Highway 55. RICH LAKE RINK Located within Rich Lake community grounds, 47 km southeast of Lac La Biche on Highway 55. HYLO RINK Located within Hylo recreational grounds, 20 km southwest of Lac La Biche on Highway 663. OWL RIVER RINK Located within Owl River community grounds, 32 km northeast of Lac La Biche on highway 858.

ICE FISHING ALEXANDER HAMILTON PARK AND TROUT POND Located 0.5 km west of Lac La Biche on Lakeland Drive.

SNOWSHOEING, CROSS COUNTRY SKIING, & TOBOGGANING ALEXANDER HAMILTON PARK AND TROUT POND Located 0.5 km west of Lac La Biche on Lakeland Drive.

Child Mind's free indoor playground is open six days a week. See page 6 for more details.

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Community

COMMUNITY

ACCESS BUS

Lac La Biche County's Community Access System is a busing service that helps lowincome families, those with limited transportation access, seniors and people with disabilities get around our community. Our aim is to provide improved access to healthcare, shopping, educational services and recreational activities. No registration is needed for this service. The bus follows a Monday-Friday schedule, driving a fixed route through the hamlet of Lac La Biche (see next page). Except during special event schedules, this is a pay-to-ride service. Please have the correct fare; the driver cannot provide change. SERVICE OUTSIDE THE HAMLET OF LAC LA BICHE Service outside the hamlet of Lac La Biche is for prearranged door-to-door pick-ups only, from 10 am to 1 pm on Tuesdays. Service will be provided for residents living within 30 minutes of Lac La Biche, within the County's boundaries. Please call (780) 623-6763 to arrange a pick-up. SERVICE FOR SPECIAL EVENTS

Community Access Route Punch Passes (available for purchase at the Bold Center) Urban (within Lac La Biche):

Lac La Biche County Community Access provides free transportation to some special events within Lac La Biche County. The free transportation to these events is sponsored by Lac La Biche County FCSS.

$20 individual punch pass: 12 rides

Free transportation will be provided for Spooktacular, Remembrance Day, Festival of Trees, We Can Grow Spring Fair and more. Watch for a special route schedule for the 3D World Archery Competition Week!

Rural (Lac La Biche County within 30 minutes of Lac La Biche):

Follow the Lac La Biche County and Lac La Biche County FCSS Facebook pages for more information on transportation to events, along with details and schedules.

$100 family punch pass: 12 family rides

$50 family punch pass: 12 family rides

$40 individual punch pass: 12 rides

COMMUNITY ACCESS PARATRANSIT BUS SERVICE The Community Access Paratransit Service is available to seniors and people with disabilities travelling within the County. Paratransit provides affordable door-to-door transportation, helping people run errands, access medical care and attend social events. The Paratransit bus is equipped with a wheelchair lift. Users of this service can bring one guest each, should they need support during their trip. After registering, users are billed monthly for the trips they have taken. Please call (780) 623-6763 for more information or to book transportation.

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Provincial Value Drug Building Mart

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Friendship Centre

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Britton’s Hillcrest Your Dr Independent Grocer

The Meadows

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Please note these are approximate departure times. Please be ready five minutes before the scheduled times posted.

ON DEMAND –

bus only stops if someone is visibly waiting at the stop

Drop-off only

SEASONAL –

Easter to Christmas

FARE (PER RIDE):

PLEASE NOTE:

Individual - $2

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Family (two adults with up to four dependents per adult) - $5

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Holowachuk Estates

Birch Dr

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The Community Access Bus does not run when temperatures are below minus 35 degrees Celsius, or if Northern Lights Public Schools buses are not running.

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Community Access Services

Route Service

Who is this service for?

All persons who can board the bus unassisted.

Group Bookings

School groups and non-profit organizations

Paratransit

Seniors and people with disabilities

Is door-to-door service offered?

Hours of operation

Yes, on Tuesdays from 10 am to 1 pm, for clients within 30 minutes of Lac La Biche.

Monday to Friday, 2:30 - 5:30 pm

Yes

Sundays and Saturdays, when booked (availability will be confirmed at booking time)

Yes

Is registration required?

No

Fees Urban $2 per person (one way) or $5 per family (four dependents per adult, one way)

Community

Community Access Service Comparison Chart

Rural $4 per person (one way) or $10 per family

Monday to Friday, 10 am - 6 pm

Yes (must book in advance)

Yes

$40 one way $80 roundtrip

Urban $4 per person (one way) Rural $8 per person (one way)

Call 780-623-6763 to inquire about all Community Access services, 8:30 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

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Community

KIDS

TEENS

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1. 2.

2. 3. 4. 5.

Borrow a toy from Parent Link’s toy lending library at the Bold Center. Take to the hills with your toboggan during the winter months. Don’t have a toboggan or sled? Borrow one from the Bold Center! Ask staff at the Stuart MacPherson Library and select Northern Lights Public School libraries for free all-access passes to the Bold Center. Grab your skates and visit one of the outdoor rinks throughout the County (flooded later in the winter season). Have a snowman building competition.

3. 4. 5.

Check out the FCSS monthly Teen Chill Zone event. Read a book, surf the net, enjoy video games and even borrow an iPad at your local Lac La Biche County Libraries branch. Grab your skates and play a round of pick-up hockey at an outdoor rink. Turn your Sunday into a fun-day with toonie swim at the pool. Ask staff at the Stuart MacPherson Library and select Northern Lights Public School libraries for free all-access passes to the Bold Center.

ADULTS

SENIORS

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2. 3. 4. 5.

Go for a run on the Canadian Natural Walking Track for free! Free indoor walking or running shoes are available through the Bold Center’s Runner Re-Use program. Take advantage of the Prescription to Get Active (RxTGA) program for free access to fitness facilities by talking to your doctor. #Takeittothelake! and go ice fishing. Borrow some cross-country skis, and hit the trails at Shaw Lake or Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park. Exchange a book at one of the free book shelves around the community, provided by Community Learning.

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2. 3.

4. 5.

Attend the 50+ Walk-On Program or Strengthen and Stretch at the Bold Center. Take advantage of the Prescription to Get Active (RxTGA) program for free access to fitness facilities by talking to your doctor. Take a step back in time and learn our history by visiting the Lac La Biche Regional Museum, the Lac La Biche Historical Mission, the Plamondon Museum or the Plamondon Mini Heritage Park. Head to the pool for Seniors' Aquafit (September - March). Take a stroll on the Canadian Natural Walking Track. Free indoor walking or running shoes are available through the Bold Center’s Runner Re-Use program.


Community CONTACT Phone | 780-623-6745 Email | fcss@laclabichecounty.com Web | laclabichecounty.com/our-services/fcss-and-community-development Address | Offices are located behind the Bold Center Front Desk facebook.com/llbcountyFCSS

HOURS OF OPERATION >> Administration hours 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday

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WHAT IS FCSS? Community

Lac La Biche County Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) is a partnership between Lac La Biche County and the Government of Alberta. The mandate of FCSS is to provide locallydriven, preventative social initiatives that enhance the well-being of individuals, families and the community. Local FCSS branches like ours are part of a larger provincial program that collectively ensures Albertans have access to a strong network of preventative social supports. Our programs aim to establish a healthy community of empowered individuals, resilient youth, supported seniors, and healthy families. We also provide a mix of direct programs and grant funds to support community organizations. We are strengthening community partnerships and looking at barriers to increase social support systems in the community. We are working on strategies to reduce complex social issues like unstable housing and poverty.

BLOCK PARTIES

Connect with your community and get to know your neighbours— throw a block party in your area today! FCSS can help you plan the perfect event, providing a gift card for food, street signs, a binder with activity ideas, and more.

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX PROGRAM (CVITP)

FCSS has offered tax preparation help for seniors with modest income and simple tax situations for many years, and is now extending this free service to all individuals with modest income and simple tax situations. Call us at 780-623-6745 to book your appointment starting in March, provided you are below the following income thresholds: • Single Person – $35,000 • Couple – $45,000 • Adult with one child – $47,500 (for each additional dependent you have, add $2,500 to family income)

GRANTS

Both Lac La Biche County and FCSS offer separate grant programs that help community groups, non-profits, and individuals offer programs, events, and activities that strengthen the community. To learn more about both Lac La Biche County community grants and FCSS grants, visit laclabichecounty.com.

INTERAGENCY

The Lac La Biche County Interagency is a group of service agencies and community members who meet to share information and ideas, and discuss current trends and issues that affect residents’ quality of life. All interested groups and individuals are invited to attend bimonthly meetings.

VOLUNTEER SUPPORTS

Every person has unique gifts and passions–volunteering in our County is an excellent way to discover what you’re good at while you build new skills. All the while, you’ll make a positive impact on children, families, seniors, newcomers and long-time residents in the area, secure in the knowledge that you’ve made your community a better place to live, work and play. Not sure where to volunteer, or how to begin volunteering? FCSS provides supports that make it simple.

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ARTS, CULTURE & OTHER

Lac La Biche Minor Ball Association

Community Learning

Lac La Biche Junior Soccer Society

Lac La Biche 4-H Club

Lac La Biche Minor Hockey

Phone: 780-623-2477 Email: llpal@telusplanet.net Website: communitylearningllb.ca

Email: dmekeberg@gmail.com Website: www.4h.ab.ca

Lac La Biche Art Club

Contact: Sandy Makokis, President Phone: 780-623-2633 Email: laclabicheartclub@yahoo.ca Facebook: LacLaBicheArtClub

Monthly art club meetings are held from September to June to support and encourage members and arts in the community. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at the Heritage Centre from 1 to 2 pm.

Lac La Biche County Libraries

Locations: Stuart MacPherson Public Library and Plamondon Municipal Library Phone: 780-623-7467 Website: www.llbcl.ca Facebook: LacLaBicheCountyLibraries

Lac La Biche Kinette’s Club

Website: kincanada.ca Facebook: KinetteClubofLacLaBiche

SPORT & RECREATION Be Fit For Life Centre

Location: Rm 126 - Portage College Phone: 780-623-5542 Website: befitforlife.ca

KidSport Lac La Biche Chapter Phone: 780-623-4119 Email: laclabiche@kidsport.ab.ca

Lakeland Archers

Email: laclabicheminorball@gmail.com Website: www.laclabicheminorball.ca Facebook: LacLaBicheMinorBallAssociation

Email: kmukuninwa@gmail.com Website: www.laclabichesoccer.com Facebook: Lac La Biche Junior Soccer Society

Email: president@laclabicheminorhockey.com Website: laclabicheminorhockey.com Facebook: facebook.com/ groups/167372566770329

Lac La Biche Minor Lacrosse Association Phone: 780-404-9094 Email: 93willcox@gmail.com

Lac La Biche Skating Club Email: info@llbskates.ca Website: llbskates.ca Facebook: llbskates

Lac La Biche Whitecaps Swim Club Phone: 780-623-0582 Facebook: LacLaBicheWhitecapsSwimClub

Plamondon Minor Ball

HALL RENTALS

Plamondon Volleyball Club (PVC)

HYLO/VENICE REC & AG SOCIETY Yvonne Zevola | 780-623-9756

Northern Beat Dance Academy

Email: info@llbdance.ca Facebook: Northern Beat Dance Academy Lac La Biche Dance

Phone: 780-798-2709 Email: helly.mustangs@outlook.com Facebook: Plamondon Minor Ball Website: www.plamondonminorball.com

Email: pvc@plamondonvc.ca Phone: 780-337-4017 Website: Plamondonvc.ca Facebook: PlamondonClub

P.L.A.Y (Physical Literacy & You) Lac La Biche Email: Adrienne.sprecker@nlsd.ab.ca Phone: 780-404-3288 Facebook: PLAYLacLaBiche

Phone: 780-689-8488 Email: acal@mcsnet.ca Facebook: Lakeland Archers

Lac La Biche & District Curling Club

Lac La Biche Golf Club

Lac La Biche Gymnastics Society Email: llbgymnastics@hotmail.com Phone: 780-307-5459 Facebook: LacLaBicheGymnasticsSociety

OWL RIVER REC ASSOCIATION Janelle Skyrpan | 780-404-3825 Marlene Shukaliak | 780-623-7529 NORMANDEAU RECREATION Debbie Burdek | 780-623-2649 PLAMONDON FESTIVAL CENTRE 780-798-3478 pdcdsplamondon@gmail.com CRAIGEND Lucille Happner | 780-623-7832 craigendras@gmail.com

Email: Laclabichecurlingclub@gmail.com Website: www.laclabichecurlingclub.com Facebook: LacLaBicheCurlingClub

Website: www.golflaclabiche.com Phone: 780-623-4288

Community

COMMUNITY GROUPS

You can add your community group or event to the next Community Activity Guide (Spring & Summer 2020) by contacting 780-623-6357 before January 25, 2020.

LAC LA BICHE AG SOCIETY Hall | 780-623-7888 Rachel Feledichuk | 780-404-6704 For information about Lac La Biche County facility rentals, please see page 34.

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Community

COMMUNITY EVENTS September 6, 13, 21

December 5

MOVIES IN THE PARK

FCSS SENIORS' HOLIDAY SOCIAL 11 am - 3 pm • Bold Center • Free

September 9 - 12 BOLD MEMBER APPRECIATION WEEK

September 12 COMMUNITY AWARENESS EVENING 4 to 7 pm • Bold Center • Free Learn about volunteer organizations, sports groups, clubs and resources offered in the community.

September 20 BE FIT FOR LIFE: YOU GO GIRL See ad on page 18 for details.

October 27 SPOOKTACULAR Bold Center • Free

November 21 - 24 FESTIVAL OF TREES Bold Center • Free

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December 6 80S RADICAL ESCAPE ROOM See ad on page 41 for more details.

December 7 WINTER PARADE & FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Hosted by the Firefighter's Society.

January 4 BOLD FREE ADMISSION DAY See ad on page 2 for more details.

January 11 LIBRARY CON 2020 11 am to 3:30 pm • Free

February 8 2020 LEGO COMPETITION 10 am to 3 pm • Bold Center • Free

February 17 FAMILY DAY FESTIVAL Alexander Hamilton Park & Portage Pool See ad on back cover for more details.

March 12 HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR See ad on page 15 for more details.

March 14 & 15 SNO-PITCH TOURNAMENT Hosted by the Firefighter's Society.

Other March Events KINSMEN POND HOCKEY FESTIVAL OF SPEED

Check the Community Events Calendar on laclabichecounty.com for more details and even more events!


Help is here!

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FAMILY DAY FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 17

12 - 3 PM

ALEXANDER HAMILTON PARK

E v er yo n e is w el c o fo r sk a ti n g, sl ed d m e in sn o w sh o ei n g, ic e g, fi sh in g, a fr ee h o t lu n c h a n d m uc h m o re !

S n o w s h o e in g a n d f is h in g g e a r a r e ic e b u t b r in g s k a t e s s u p p lie d , s le d s . D r e s s w a a n d rm!

FOR M O RE I NF O R MAT I O N

For more information, visit laclabichecounty.com or call 780-623-6763.

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Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Community Activity Guide  

Learn about Lac La Biche County recreation programs, fitness classes, and support services offered from September 2019 to March 2020.

Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Community Activity Guide  

Learn about Lac La Biche County recreation programs, fitness classes, and support services offered from September 2019 to March 2020.