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Oaklands Community Association’s 2018-2019 Fall & Winter Activity Guide General Information How This Guide Works Facility Rentals All About Oaklands Our Board & Staff

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Child Care Little Acorn Care Centre Out-of-School Care Camps

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Activities Preschool Activities Family Activities & Events Children’s Activities Youth Activities Adult Activities 55+ Activities

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In conjunction with the City of Victoria and the Community Centre Network, we will be offering free demo classes between the dates of

January 6-12, 2019. Check our calendar or website closer to the date to see the schedule of classes you can try. www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com

Our Mission strengthening the oaklands community by providing programs, services and resources for its residents, businesses and visitors. 250-370-9101 to register for programs p.3 www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com


How This Guide Works The diagram below provides a breakdown of how programs and courses are listed in the Program Guide. All the information you will need for registration including location, dates, cost, course number, etc., is highlighted in the sample below.

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Pilates is a unique form of exercise that is designed to condition the entire body Course Description through the focus of alignment, core → strength, breath, and flowing movement. Instructor: Nicole D’Agati

Location → Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 7-8pm Course → 53271 W Sep 21–Oct 26 Bar Code

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L.I.F.E. Credits The L.I.F.E. Program available through Crystal Pool provides annual credit and program savings to eligible low-income individuals and families to use towards recreational programs. We accept L.I.F.E. credits for registered programs and punch cards.

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We value your input! What activities would you like to see offered? Do you have feedback about any of our current activities? Would you like to offer a course? Get in touch! Drop by, call 250.370.9101 or email programs@oaklandsca.com 250-370-9101 to register for programs

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The Oaklands Activity Guide is produced twice a year by the Oaklands Community Association (OCA). The OCA has no political or religious affiliation and does not endorse any political candidate, political party or religious group. Editor/Design/Production by: Erin Henneberry Program Coordinator Photo Credit: 2017 Sunset Market photos courtesy of Happy Designs Photography ONH photos courtesy of Yiru Yiru Baby Shop & Photography General Registration Information: • Registration is on a first come, first served basis and requires immediate payment. • Minimum numbers - if a program does not meet minimum registrant numbers to fairly pay the instructor for their time, we will call registrants two days prior to class start and offer a full refund or future credit. Payment: • We accept cash, debit, VISA or Master Card. • All fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. • Registrants eligible for L.I.F.E. Program subsidy must be authorized through Crystal Pool prior to program registration. • Any youth (aged 15+), adult and senior programs will be charged 5% GST on top of the listed price. GST# 882929946RT0001. Refunds: • If after attending the first class you decide a program is not right for you, we are happy to issue a prorated refund. This request must be made prior to the second class. • For programs that are only a day in length, refunds will only be issued for withdrawals made three business days in advance of the course date. • Refunds will generally not be issued for withdraw after the second class. Special circumstances may be considered and may require a note from a medical professional. www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com


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Volunteers Welcome! Want to work with children or help build our community garden? Would you love to be ‘hands-on’ at the Oaklands Sunset Market? What about joining one of our committees or our board? Or maybe you’d like to help host our monthly community dinners? Perhaps you have a new and original idea for a community initiative? Whatever your interest, we’d love to hear from you! If you’re interested in helping out, contact our Program & Volunteer Coordinator at programs@oaklandsca.com A huge and heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped out in 2018! You make special things happen in Oaklands.

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Facilities

Oaklands Community Centre (OCC)

Oaklands Neighbourhood House (Onh)

1-2827 Belmont Avenue Victoria, B.C. V8R 4B2 T. 250.370.9101 F. 250.370.9102

2629 Victor Street Victoria, B.C. V8R 4E3 T. 250.370.9103 F. 250.370.9159

Office hours: 9 am - 5 pm www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com

Office hours: 9 am - 5 pm

Rent Our Spaces for Your Community Gatherings We offer spacious rooms to rent at competitive prices. Centrally located and wheelchair accessible, our family-friendly location offers free parking, a full kitchen, tables and chairs, music system, wi-fi, microphone and many other features to suit your needs. Room

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*Ask about our non-profit rates Book these rooms by reaching us at 250.370.9101 or email facilities@oaklandsca.com For more information and pictures, visit: www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com/rentals 250-370-9101 to register for programs

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Licensed Childcare Little Acorn Care Centre Oaklands Neighbourhood House 2629 Victor Street Entrust your little ones to our fully qualified Early Childhood Educators. At Little Acorn Care Centre, we offer either theme-based or emergent curriculums within a full day preschool program for children ages 2.5–5 years. We accept subsidies available through the Ministry of Children and Family and are approved for the Childcare Fee Reduction Initiative. For more information contact us by phone at 250.370.9103 or email littleacorn@oaklandsca.com M-F, 7:30 am- 5:30 pm $304/ month for 2 days a week $456/ month for 3 days a week $760/ month for 5 days a week

Out-of-School Care (OSC) Oaklands Community Centre 1-2827 Belmont Ave Our licensed out-of-school care program provides quality care for children in kindergarten to grade five. OSC provides a positive atmosphere in which children can develop self-esteem, confidence and social awareness. Our staff offer a warm, safe and welcoming environment so your child’s time here is fun and memorable. We accept subsidies available through the Ministry of Children and Family. For more information contact us at: 250.370.9101 or email at: osc@oaklandsca.com Before school care only $120/month M-F, 7:30 am-8:44 am After school care only (incl. early dismissal) M-F, 2:48 pm-5:30 pm $270/month Before and After school care $360/month Pro-D Day package (all 7 pro-d days) $280/month Single Pro-D day (if space is available) $45/day Winter/Spring Break or Strike Camps $175/5 days

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Licensed Camps (Ages 5-11 Oaklands Pro-D Day Camps (5-11 yrs)

Swimming, skating, Playzone, hockey, parks and special guests are just a few of the adventures we plan for our Pro-D Day Camps. Our experienced and playful team make it their priority to provide your child with the best day off school yet!

5-7 yrs or 8-11 yrs

Oaklands Community Centre M Sep 17 F Oct 19 F Nov 23 F Feb 15

1/$45 7:30 am–5:30 pm 7:30 am–5:30 pm 7:30 am–5:30 pm 7:30 am–5:30 pm

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Oaklands Spring Break Camp (5–11 yrs)

Spring Break is a time for kids to be kids; running free, playing with their friends, and exploring the outdoors. Our action packed two weeks of camp ensures that your children come home exhausted with stories of adventure and camaraderie. Daily and weekly registration available.

5-7 yrs or 8-11 yrs

Oaklands Community Centre M–F Mar 18–22 M–F Mar 25–29

5/$175 7:30 am–5:30 pm 7:30 am–5:30 pm

Oaklands Winter Break Camp (5–11 yrs) Come join us for an action packed week over the winter break. Swimming, going to the movies, and games are the tip of the iceberg at these fun camps! Visit oaklandscommunitycentre.com for complete camp details and schedule.

5-7 yrs or 8-11 yrs

Oaklands Community Centre W–F Jan 2–4

3/$105 7:30 am–5:30 pm

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Preschool Activities (Ages 0-5

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Arts - Creative & Performing

Health & Wellness

Creative Dance (3–5 yrs)

Richardson Sport Wee Sports (15 mths–2.5 yrs)

Experience high energy rhythm and dance with MoonDanceArts! Movements are influenced by Jazz, African, Indian and Latin rhythms. Dancers will also explore percussion, song and role play while experimenting with their own movements. Instructor: MoonDanceArts Oaklands Community Centre 55514 Tu Sep 18–Oct 23 55515 Tu Oct 30–Dec 4

6/$54 11:15–11:45 am 11:15–11:45 am

Oaklands Community Centre 55516 Tu Jan 15–Mar 12

9/$81 11:15–11:45 am

Mini Ballet (3–5 yrs) A fun dance and movement class designed to foster creativity and imagination while introducing young dancers to the building blocks of ballet. Instructor: Pirouette Dance Studio Oaklands Community Centre 55387 Sa Sep 22–Nov 24 55388 Sa Jan 19–Mar 16 *No class Oct 6, Nov 10 & Feb 16

8/$72 9:45–10:30 am 9:45–10:30 am

Tot & Me Dance (1.5–3 yrs) Enjoy creative play and dance with your 1.5-3 year olds. MoonDanceArts will provide a fun, interactive series of classes in a welcoming atmosphere. Caregiver participation required. Instructor: MoonDanceArts Oaklands Community Centre 55511 Tu Sep 18–Oct 23 55512 Tu Oct 30–Dec 4

6/$54 10:45–11:15 am 10:45–11:15 am

Oaklands Community Centre 55513 Tu Jan 15–Mar 12

9/$81 10:45–11:15 am

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Leaving competition on the sidelines, this program uses connections to your child’s world to teach sports. NCCP Certified instructors will use games, songs and positive reinforcement, to ensure that your child experiences the joy of learning in a comfortable sporty environment. Oaklands Community Centre 55391 F Sep 14–Oct 26 55392 F Nov 2–Dec 14

6/$84 10–10:45 am 10–10:45 am

Oaklands Community Centre 8/$112 55393 S Sep 22–Nov 24 9–9:45 am 55394 F Jan 18–Mar 15 10–10:45 am 55395 S Jan 19–Mar 16 9–9:45 am *No class Oct 6 & 19, Nov 10 & 23, Feb 15 & 16

Richardson Sport Me and My Parent (2–3 yrs) Leaving competition on the sidelines, this program uses connections to your child’s world to teach sports. Coaches will help you find strategies to teach your child basic sport skills in a fun way. NCCP Certified instructors will use games, songs and positive reinforcement, to ensure that your child experiences the joy of learning in a comfortable sporty environment. Oaklands Community Centre 55396 F Sep 14–Oct 26 55397 F Nov 2–Dec 14

6/$84 10:45–11:30 am 10:45–11:30 am

Oaklands Community Centre 8/$112 55398 S Sep 22–Nov 24 9:45–10:30 am 55399 F Jan 18–Mar 15 10:45–11:30 am 55400 S Jan 19–Mar 16 9:45–10:30 am *No class Oct 6 & 19, Nov 10 & 23, Feb 15 & 16

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Preschool Activities (Ages 0-5 Richardson Sport Me and My Coach (3–5 yrs)

Playgroups

Leaving competition on the sidelines, this program uses connections to your child’s world to teach sports. The coaches will help you find strategies to teach your child basic sport skills in a fun way. NCCP Certified instructors will use games, songs and positive reinforcement, to ensure that your child experiences the joy of playing 10 sports in a comfortable sporty environment. Oaklands Community Centre 55401 Sa Sep 22–Nov 24 55402 Sa Jan 19–Mar 16 *No class Oct 6, Nov 10 & Feb 16

8/$112 10:30–11:30 am 10:30–11:30 am

Richardson Sport Parent and Child Outdoor Soccer (2–3 yrs) Leaving competition on the sidelines, this program uses connections to your child’s world to teach the game of soccer. NCCP Certified instructors will use games, songs and positive reinforcement, to ensure that your child experiences the joy of playing soccer and being comfortable in a sporty environment. Oaklands Community Centre 55403 Th Sep 13–Nov 1

8/$128 5:15–6 pm

Richardson Sport Outdoor Soccer Stars (3–5 yrs) Leaving competition on the sidelines, this program uses connections to your child’s world to teach the game of soccer. NCCP Certified instructors will use games, songs and positive reinforcement, to ensure that your child experiences the joy of playing soccer and being comfortable in a sporty environment. Oaklands Community Centre 55404 Th Sep 13–Nov 1

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Drop-In Playgroup - Tiny Tykes (0-5 yrs) This is your opportunity to let your kids play with others, meet your neighbours and enjoy our informal family play space. Our playgroup’s large toy collection, activity tables and circle time with instruments serve as a stepping stone to prepare your children for preschool and daycare. Coffee, tea and snack are provided. There is no playgroup on Wednesdays, holidays, Pro-D days or school breaks. Maximum four children per one adult. Oaklands Community Centre $3 suggested donation M,T,Th,F Sept 10–Dec 21 9:30–11:30 am M,T,Th,F Jan 7–Jun 27 9:30–11:30 am

Early Learning Playgroup for HomeBased Daycare Providers In collaboration with Victoria Child Care Resource & Referral (CCRR), we are pleased to host a playgroup for home-based childcare providers. This playgroup offers an opportunity to connect with other caregivers, learn new skills from an experienced facilitator and your fellow peers, and provide the children in your care with the opportunity to play with other kids using a number of different learning play stations provided by the CCRR. No Playgroup on holidays or Pro-D days. Certificate of completed hours provided at the end of the session. Oaklands Community Centre

8/$16 per child

55521 M Sep 24–Nov 26 9:45–11:15 am 55522 M Jan 14–Mar 11 9:45–11:15 am *No playgroup Oct 8, Nov 12 & Feb 18

8/$128 6–7 pm

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Family Activities & Special Events Arts - Creative & Performing

Breakfast with Santa

This fun-filled event features a pancake breakfast with all the fixings, face painting, crafts, a sing-along and a visit from Santa with photos! Event is by registration only, so register early to get in on this holiday family tradition.

Parent & Child Drop-in Art Class

Join our licensed Early Chilhood Educator, Narisse, for an introduction to art techniques, tools and materials. Enjoy a sensory exploration into the colour world of $6 per person art! The focus of this class is to experience creating art Oaklands Community Centre 9 –11 am together. All supplies included. Please dress in clothes 55405 Sa Dec 15 you can get messy in! Parent participation required. Oaklands Community Centre Drop-In $10 per family T Oct 2–Dec 18 9:30–10:15 am T Jan 15–Mar 12 9:30–10:15 am Oaklands Community Association presents:

Breakfast With

Health & Wellness

Santa

Yoga for Families (3-7 yrs) Enjoy this fun opportunity to play with your kids while learning poses and games that can be revisited in your day to day life. Learn how to engage your kids in yoga games, moving to music, breathing exercises, relaxation exercises, and partner yoga. Instructor: Sarah Bolen Oaklands Community Centre 5/$45 or Drop-In $11 55568 Su Oct 14–Nov 18 10–10:45 am

Saturday, December 15 9-11 AM A Pancake & Sides Breakfast

Plus: Face Painting, Sing Alongs, Crafts and a Visit & Photos With Santa!

$ 6/per person

By Registration ONLY No tickets sold at the door

Call to register: 250-370-9101 At Oaklands Community Centre 1-2827 Belmont Ave

Oaklands Community Centre 4/$36 or Drop-In $11 55569 Su Nov 25–Dec 16 10–10:45 am Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 or Drop-In $11 55570 Su Jan 13–Feb 24 10–10:45 am 55571 Su Mar 3–Apr 7 10–10:45 am *No class Nov 11 & Feb 17

Zumba for Families

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Zumba is a Latin dance-inspired fitness craze around the world. Stay fit - have fun with your kids, whole family, partner, or grandparents. Everyone welcome. Enjoy ZUMBA®, increase your energy level, improve cardio endurance with awesomeness and fun! Kids 12 and under free. Children must participate. Max 2 kids per paying adult. Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 or Drop-in $12 55538 Sa Oct 13–Nov 24 9–9:45 am Oaklands Community Centre 8/$72 or Drop-in $12 55539 Sa Jan 19–Mar 16 9–9:45 am *No class Nov 10 & Feb 16 250-370-9101 to register for programs

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Children’s Activities (Ages 5-8

yrs)

Arts - Creative & Performing

Health & Wellness

Creative Acting (7-12 yrs)

Kids At Tennis Society (KATS) Tennis Lessons (5–8 yrs)

This is an introduction to acting that covers such topics as voice, movements, storytelling and improvisation. These are great skills to learn that help build confidence through game play and fun exercises. Instructor: Asha Mehrabi Oaklands Neighbourhood House 6/$60 55564 W Sep 19–Oct 24 5:45–6:45 pm 55565 W Nov 7–Dec 12 5:45–6:45 pm 55566 W Jan 16–Feb 20 5:45–6:45 pm 55567 W Feb 27–Apr 3 5:45–6:45 pm

Creative Ballet and Jazz (5–7 yrs) A dance class that will incorporate basic ballet technique with the high energy feel of jazz dance. Creativity and fun are the focus, while still building on the basics of technique and movement. Instructor: Pirouette Dance Studio Oaklands Community Centre 8/$72 55389 Sa Sep 22–Nov 24 10:30–11:15 am 55390 Sa Jan 19–Mar 16 10:30–11:15 am *No class Oct 6, Nov 10 & Feb 16

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Using smaller racquets and low compression balls we help kids develop confidence in their ability to hit the ball which allows them to be successful very quickly. This program is sponsored by KATS and is free for families who can’t afford lessons. Classes subject to last minute cancellation due to rain. Oaklands Community Centre 55417 Th Sep 6–Oct 11

6/FREE 4–5 pm

Richardson Sport Me and My Coach (3–5 yrs) Leaving competition on the sidelines, this program uses connections to your child’s world to teach sports. The coaches will help you find strategies to teach your child basic sport skills in a fun way. NCCP Certified instructors will use games, songs and positive reinforcement, to ensure that your child experiences the joy of playing 10 sports in a comfortable sporty environment. Oaklands Community Centre 8/$112 55401 Sa Sep 22–Nov 24 10:30–11:30 am 55402 Sa Jan 19–Mar 16 10:30–11:30 am *No class Oct 6, Nov 10 & Feb 16

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Youth Activities (Ages 8-17

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Arts - Creative & Performing Cartooning Classes with Gareth Gaudin (8-12 yrs) Gareth started cartooning when he discovered comic books in 1978. He was five years old. He grew up to not only own a comic book shop but also to draw comic books for a living. He has also taught cartooning classes for the past 20 years at such venues as The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, The Royal British Columbia Museum, The Robert Bateman Centre, Poppet Creative, The YMCA, and in his own cartooning school at Legends Comics’ Back Room Studio. Join him for these fun sessions at Oaklands Community Centre where he’ll show his techniques and tricks to creating interesting cartoons, comic strips, and comic books. Creating characters, drawing with ink and ink wash, and telling stories about being a globe-trotting cartoon journeyman. Gareth is perhaps most wellknown for The Perogy Cat and The Monster Sisters, but wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of him at all. No experience required. Oaklands Neighbourhood House in $15 55541 T Oct 2–Nov 6 55542 T Nov 13–Dec 18 55543 T Jan 15–Feb 19 55544 T Feb 26–Apr 2

6/$120 or Drop6–7 pm 6–7 pm 6–7 pm 6–7 pm

Contemporary Dance I (12-15 yrs) An introduction to contemporary dance. Focusing on Rudolf Laban’s principles of movement - breath, flow, head-tail connection, upper/lower, homo lateral and spiral we will develop strength and flexibility while learning how to dance with grace and ease. Tools to develop confidence in our creative abilities will be offered, building choreography together over the course. All levels welcome! Instructor: Charlotte Priest Oaklands Community Centre 6/$72 or Drop-in $17 55577 W Sep 19–Oct 24 7:15–8:15 pm 55578 W Nov 7–Dec 12 7:15–8:15 pm 55579 W Jan 16–Feb 20 7:15–8:15 pm 55580 W Feb 27–Apr 3 7:15–8:15 pm

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Youth Activities (Ages 8-17 Creative Acting (7-12 yrs)

This is an introduction to acting that covers such topics as voice, movements, storytelling and improvisation. These are great skills to learn that help build confidence through game play and fun exercises. Instructor: Asha Mehrabi Oaklands Neighbourhood House 6/$60 55564 W Sep 19–Oct 24 5:45–6:55 pm 55565 W Nov 7–Dec 12 5:45–6:55 pm 55566 W Jan 16–Feb 20 5:45–6:55 pm 55567 W Feb 27–Apr 3 5:45–6:55 pm

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Floor Hockey (9–17 yrs)

Come to Oaklands Elementary School gym and make new friends as you practice your hockey skills off the ice. Equipment is provided, just bring a pair of non-marking shoes and some energy! No games on Pro-D days or schools holidays. Parents welcome to participate, and food donations welcome. Oaklands Elementary School Gym F Sep 14–Dec 14 F Jan 18–Mar 15

FREE 4:30–6 pm 4:30–6 pm

Drop-in

Health & Wellness FlipOut Fridays (9–12 yrs)

Kids At Tennis Society (KATS) Tennis Lessons (9-13 yrs)

Come hang with your friends or make new ones on Friday nights at Oaklands Community Centre. Dodge ball, baking, field games, crafts, out trips are just a few of the activities you can expect! We provide a fun, safe and welcoming environment for youth to participate in favourite activities and try new ones. Youth help plan the activities! For a current monthly schedule check out our website’s calendar and ‘like’ our Oaklands Community Centre Youth Facebook page. Special out trips may cost up to an additional $10. No FlipOut Fridays on STAT holidays. Oaklands Community Centre F Sep 14–Dec 14 F Jan 18–Mar 15

Using smaller racquets and low compression balls we help kids develop confidence in their ability to hit the ball which allows them to be successful very quickly. This program is sponsored by KATS and is free for families who can’t afford lessons. Classes subject to last minute cancellation due to rain. Oaklands Community Centre 55418 Th Sep 6–Oct 11

6/FREE 5–6 pm

Drop-In/$5 6:30–9 pm 6:30–9 pm

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Youth Activities (Ages 8-17

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Yoga for Youth (8-12 yrs)

Youth will be introduced to poses, sequences and breathing exercises that will help boost confidence, strengthen the body and improve posture. Participants will leave this class with a yoga toolbox to help manage stress and tension. This class will also explore partner yoga, meditation and yoga games. Oaklands Community Centre 8/$72 or Drop-in $11 55406 Th Sep 20–Oct 25 6–6:45 pm 55407 Th Nov 1–Dec 6 6–6:45 pm 55408 Th Jan 17–Feb 21 6–6:45 pm 55409 Th Feb 28–Apr 4 6–6:45 pm

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Home Alone (9–12 yrs) A program that teaches children to be more confident and capable, should they find themselves home alone. Topics include safety in the home, stranger awareness, fire prevention, internet safety and injury prevention. Oaklands Neighourhood House 55410 M Sep 10 55411 M Dec 3 55412 W Mar 11

1/$25 6–8 pm 6–8 pm 6–8 pm

Red Cross Babysitting Course (11–14 yrs) This fun, educational and interactive course will include: the basics of babysitting, safety procedures, activities for young children, steps to handle emergencies and more. The class culminates with a test and certificate upon completion. Please bring a lunch, and pen to class. Held at Oaklands Chapel 2736 Fernwood Road. Oaklands Chapel 55550 F Oct 19 55414 F Nov 23 55415 F Feb 15

Program Cancellation Sometimes really great programs with wonderful instructors are cancelled if we do not have enough participants register. We decide to cancel programs 3 business days prior to the first day of class. Please register early to avoid disappointment!

1/$50 9 am–4 pm 9 am–4 pm 9 am–4 pm

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Adult Activities Arts - Creative & Performing 3D Tableau Creation - Facades of Houses In the six week workshop you’ll learn to make a beautiful 3D picture of a traditional house exterior layer-by-layer. This is a fun and easy skill to learn and can be developed to decorate a wall of a real house! As soon as you learn this technique you’ll be able to develop your own design skills. Let’s try something new! No experience required. Instructor: Asha Mehrabi Oaklands Neighbourhood House 6/$90 55552 Th Nov 1-Dec 6 6-7:15 pm

Adult Mixed Media Workshop Come explore your creativity in a relaxed, fun, and social atmosphere! In this six-week program we will work on a variety of arts and crafts projects that focus on getting comfortable with your artistic process. Participants will get the opportunity to work both independently and collaboratively with painting, drawing, collage, etc. There will be a celebratory showcase on the seventh week! Oaklands Neighbourhood House 6/$120 55545 W Oct 3–Nov 7 6:30–8:30 pm

Beginner Bachata

Bachata is a popular partner social dance that originated from the Dominican Republic. Learn basic footwork and body isolation techniques, fun patterns, and musicality so you could dance the night away. Under the spell of the music, feel the rhythm, the connection, have fun and lose yourself. Partner preferred but not required. Oaklands Community Centre 55419 T Sep 18–Oct 23 55420 T Oct 30–Dec 4

6/$54 7:30–8:30 pm 7:30–8:30 pm

Beginner Bachata II Bachata is a popular partner social dance that originated from the Dominican Republic. Continue learning basic footwork and body isolation techniques, fun patterns, and musicality so you could dance the night away. Under the spell of the music, feel the rhythm, the connection, have fun and lose yourself. Partner preferred but not required. This class is for dancers with previous Bachata experience. Oaklands Community Centre 55421 T Jan 15–Feb 19 55422 T Feb 26–Apr 2

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Adult Activities Beginner Kizomba

Drawing for Beginners II (15+)

Learn one of the most popular and fast-growing dances in Canada and the world. Kizomba is a slow and sensual partner dance from Angola. You will learn basic steps, connection, musicality and many ways to create patterns. Watch out! You may become addicted to this dance. Partner preferred. Oaklands Community Centre 55423 W Sep 19–Oct 24 55424 W Nov 7–Dec 12

This second part of Drawing for Beginners, will bring you up a nudge, and continue to develop the basic skills learned in the first class as well as some new ones. The course will start by learning how to transfer a photograph into a drawing, and introduce new drawing mediums, such as charcoal, colour pencils, and chalk pastels. By the end of the term, students will have finished three different projects and have further developed basic skills by drawing in black, white and grey, colour, and have explored charcoal, and chalk pastels. Please bring $40 supply fee for the instructor to the first class.

6/$54 8:15–9:15 pm 8:15–9:15 pm

Beginner Kizomba II Learn one of the most popular and fast-growing dances in Canada and the world. Kizomba is a slow and sensual partner dance from Angola. Continue learning basic steps, connection, musicality and many ways to create patterns. Watch out! You may become addicted to this dance. Partner preferred. This class is for dancers with previous Kizomba experience. Oaklands Community Centre 55425 W Jan 16–Feb 20 55426 W Feb 27–Apr 3

Oaklands Neighbourhood House 8/$135 55559 M Oct 15–Dec 17 6–8:30 pm *No class Nov 12 & Dec 3

6/$54 8:15–9:15 pm 8:15–9:15 pm

Drawing for Beginners I (15+) If you have been feeling like drawing stickmen is not enough anymore, come join this beginners class to learn some basic skills that will make your stickmen look like superheroes. During this class you will learn the basic skills for completing a still-life drawing in black, white and grey. The intention of this class is to test the waters in drawing and find out just how much talent you haven’t discovered about yourself. No previous experience required. Please bring $30 supply fee for the instructor to the first class. Oaklands Neighbourhood House 3/$50 55558 M Sep 17–Oct 1 6–8:30 pm

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Adult Activities Improvise Your Life

Weaving with Looms (15+)

Oaklands Neighbourhood House 6/$90 55553 Th Sep 20-Oct 25 6-9 pm 55554 Th Feb 7-Mar 14 6-9 pm

Oaklands Neighbourhood House 1/$35 55560 T Sep 18 6–9 pm 55561 T Oct 16 6–9 pm 55562 T Nov 20 6–9 pm 55563 T Feb 19 6–9 pm

Life is about living, playing, being in the moment and giving yourself permission to be creative. No matter where we are from or what we are doing, we need to learn the art of living. Life is too short to be taken seriously so let’s play with it! This workshop will teach you new skills including effective communication, public speaking, thinking on your feet, and listening without an agenda. Come and learn how to observe life’s difficulties from a different point of view! No experience necessary. Instructor: Asha Mehrabi

Intro to Contemporary Dance

Come learn how to make blankets, ponchos, and pouches! If you are looking to play with a medium that relaxes you while also having fun, weaving with looms is the way to do it. This workshop focuses on getting you started on your weaving obsession. We will teach you the basic needs and skills of weaving with looms, and if you have already weaved before you can join us to learn some new tips! What a great way to spend time, relax and make handmade gifts for yourself or your loved ones!

Have you always wanted to dance but not known where to start? Are you looking to gain core strength and flexibility while expressing your emotions in a positive and creative environment? This class will introduce you to the foundations of contemporary dance. Each class will consist of a warm up, center and across the floor movement and improvisation. All levels welcome! Instructor: Charlotte Priest Oaklands Community Centre 6/$72 or Drop-in $17 55581 M Sep 17–Oct 29 7–8 pm 55582 M Nov 5–Dec 17 7–8 pm 55583 M Jan 14–Feb 25 7–8 pm 55584 M Mar 4–Apr 8 7–8 pm *No class Oct 8, Nov 12 & Feb 18

Paint Night with Regina If you are in need of a therapeutic night, where you can relax, socialize, and have fun in a safe, friendly, and playful environment, come join us on for a evening of art instruction. Let the artist inside you come out to shine or if you don’t have one, you can come borrow one for the night! Regina will guide you step-by-step on how to complete an acrylic painting on canvas. Check our website for sample paintings. No experience necessary and all supplies included. Oaklands Community Centre 55555 F Oct 19 55556 F Nov 23 55557 F Feb 15

1/$35 6:30–8:30 pm 6:30–8:30 pm 6:30–8:30 pm

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Adult Activities Computer Skills

Intro to Ipad/Iphone

Oaklands Neighbourhood House 1/$40 55437 W Nov 21 7–8:30 pm

Bought or received an iPad/iPhone and don’t know how to use it? Or thinking of getting or giving one and want to know what the craze is all about? Demonstrate; transferring songs to your iPad/iPhone from the internet or CD, sync with your Mac or PC, playback options, transferring podcasts to your iPad, basic operation.

Oaklands Community Centre 55438 Th Nov 22

Oaklands Community Centre 55439 Sa Nov 24

Android Any questions to do with your tablet or smart phone are discussed.

1/$40 12:30–2 pm

1/$40 1–2:30 pm

Apple Tv and Netflix

Intro to Mac

Learn how to connect your device to your TV wirelessly. Netflix, Airplay and other features and setup requirements explained.

An introduction to a safe and easy-to-use computer technology with the features that come with a Macintosh computer including email, internet access, CD burning, photo and movie editing software, etc.

Oaklands Community Centre 55433 Th Nov 1

1/$40 12:30–2 pm

Computers - Introduction Learn terminology, basic word-processing and email. Oaklands Community Centre 55427 W, Th Sep 12–20 55428 W, Th Feb 6–14

4/$128 12:30–2 pm 12:30–2 pm

Email & Facebook Workshop Any questions to do with your Email (e.g. Windows Mail, Mac Mail, Google Mail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, Outlook) and Facebook are discussed.

Oaklands Community Centre 55432 W Oct 24, 31

2/$67 12:30–2 pm

Ipad/Iphone - Photos, Music & Podcasts Learn how to take and organize photos, transfer photos, music and podcasts to and from iPad/iPhone, sync with your Mac or PC. Basic operations and apps are also discussed. Oaklands Community Centre 55440 Sa Nov 24

1/$40 2:30–4 pm

Oaklands Neighbourhood House 1/$40 55435 W Nov 7 7–8:30 pm Oaklands Community Centre 55436 Th Nov 8

1/$40 12:30–2 pm

Program Cancellation Sometimes really great programs with wonderful instructors are cancelled if we do not have enough participants register. We decide to cancel programs 3 business days prior to the first day of class. Please register early to avoid disappointment!

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Adult Activities Ipad/Iphone/Android for Travelers

Discover great travelling, translating, touring, GPS and mapping apps. Are you paying too much for your airline tickets? Like to plan your own vacation or at least find what options there are? Interested in house-swapping, bed and breakfasts, maps, sites, rental cars, restaurants, youth hostels, cruises and tours? This course is a demonstration that provides a guided tour of Internet sites. Oaklands Community Centre 55430 Th Oct 4

1/$40 12:30–2 pm

MS Word for Mac/Windows

Bring your battery charged laptop or just sit in and take notes. Learn to use the standard word processor in our governments, most businesses and corporations. Help get yourself back into the workforce or just upgrade your professional skills. Create newsletters and page design using columns, borders, clipart, photo images, and many more tools. Learn how to import and use fonts, clipart, photos, borders, and describe free sources on the Internet. Certificate supplied.

Oaklands Neighbourhood House 1/$40 55431 Sa Feb 23 10:30 am–12 pm

Oaklands Community Centre 55434 W Nov 7–21

MS Excel for Mac/Windows

Photos for Mac

Bring your battery charged laptop or just sit in and take notes. Learn to use the standard word processor in our governments, most businesses and corporations. Keep track of your own investments or business bookkeeping. Learn functions, calculations, formatting, linking, sorting, graphing and short cuts. Certificate supplied. Oaklands Neighbourhood House 2/$128 55443 W Mar 27–Apr 3 6–9 pm

3/$128 12–2 pm

Learn how to scan, organize, edit, email with different sizes, create cards, slideshows, books and calendars. Oaklands Neighbourhood House 1/$40 55442 Th Jan 17 7–8:30 pm

Photos for Windows Learn how to find, manipulate, email, store, share, print and organize photos on Windows. Oaklands Community Centre 55441 W Jan 16

1/$40 12:30–2 pm

Windows/Mac File Management Organize your files and folders. Learn backups and how to create shortcuts, rename and delete files, and what different file types there are. Oaklands Community Centre 55429 W Oct 3

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Adult Activities Culinary Fermentation Series Come and learn a variety of fermentation techniques and improve your health through the power of probiotics! Classes offer instructions and recipes to take home. Register for $35 per class or $120 for all four. Instructor: Alexandra Pony

Kombucha Workshop

Learn to make this ancient healing elixir to boost immunity, clear toxins and enrich your digestive system with beneficial bacteria. This tonic has been used for thousands of years and is a wonderful gateway into the world of fermented foods! Please bring a Mason jar to take home your own starter.

Water Kefir Workshop

Cousin to Kombucha, this deliciously effervescent probiotic-rich drink is a phenomenal alternative to juices and pop. A great way to quench your thirst and sugar cravings, and give your digestion an extra boost. Children love it, too! Please bring a Mason jar to take home your own starter. Oaklands Neighbourhood House 1/$35 55533 T Oct 9 7–8 pm 55534 T Feb 5 7–8 pm

Oaklands Neighbourhood House 1/$35 55527 T Sep 18 7–8 pm 55528 T Jan 15 7–8 pm

Sauerkraut Workshop

The holy grail of all fermented foods, sauerkraut has nourished generation upon generation. Rich in probiotics, vitamins B & C, and much more, this is an easy food to introduce to your diet to improve digestion, boost immunity and increase vitality. Oaklands Neighbourhood House 1/$35 55529 T Sep 25 7–8 pm 55530 T Jan 22 7–8 pm

Bone Broth Workshop

Bone broth is one of the most healing and nourishing tonics. Learn about the benefits and different types of bone broth, when and why to drink it and, most importantly, how to make it. There will be yummy broths to sample. Oaklands Neighbourhood House 1/$35 55531 T Oct 2 7–8 pm 55532 T Jan 29 7–8 pm

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Adult Activities Healthy Breakfasts

Are you tired of trying to figure out what to eat every morning? Are you tired of all that sugar to start your day? In this workshop we make delicious smoothies that are a great way to start your day with energy and vitality, and it’s easy! Instructor: Helen Dougherty Oaklands Community Centre 55477 Su Sep 9

1/$15 10–11 am

Make Your Own Kimchi Let’s make kimchi! Kimchi is a Korean food that is usually made from vegetables and spices, fermented into a delicious, healthy, sour and piquant pickle. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll make our own kimchi, and we’ll also discuss different types of kimchi, and look at where we can learn more. Instructor: Lindsay Kearns Oaklands Community Centre 55548 Sa Nov 3

1/$45 12–2 pm

Make Your Own Miso Let’s make miso! Miso is a Japanese food that is usually made from fermented beans, salt, and grains inoculated with a special mold called koji. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll make our own miso and we’ll also discuss miso variations, other foods that can be made with koji, and helpful resources. Instructor: Lindsay Kearns Oaklands Community Centre 55549 Sa Nov 17

1/$45 12–2 pm

Category 1 Cleaning

Offering Commercial Cleaning Services to Greater Victoria

www.category1cleaning.ca

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Adult Activities Drop-In

Oaklands Conversation Café

Community Book Club Join us on the first Tuesday of each month to meet others who enjoy reading, share ideas, and have lively conversations. Coffee and tea provided. Visit our website at www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com for monthly book selection. Oaklands Neighbourhood House T Oct 2 T Nov 6 T Dec 4 T Jan 8 T Feb 5 T Mar 5

By Donation 6:30–8 pm 6:30–8 pm 6:30–8 pm 6:30–8 pm 6:30–8 pm 6:30–8 pm

Drop by the community centre on the first Wednesday of each month to share conversations, coffee/tea, and baked goods with other adults and seniors. Talk about what resources and programs are available throughout the city, access help with Oaklands resources, and socialize with your neighbours! Oaklands Community Centre First Wednesday of each month

Free 12:30–2 pm

Health & Wellness Belly Dance FlexFit Belly Dance Flexfit is a combination of fun Middle Eastern belly dance, cardio and core exercises. Belly dancing is a low-impact, high-energy dance form that’s great for all ages. This program focuses on engaging the core using belly dance movements and blending upbeat and slow beat rhythms with easyto-follow combinations and choreography for a total body workout. Let your body and mind dance to the exotic rhythms while improving your overall fitness! Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 or Drop-in $12 55444 M Sep 17–Oct 29 5:45–6:45 pm 55445 M Nov 5–Dec 17 5:45–6:45 pm 55446 M Jan 14–Feb 25 5:45–6:45 pm 55447 M Mar 4–Apr 8 5:45–6:45 pm *No class Oct 8, Nov 12 & Feb 18

Bolly X Bollywood-inspired dance fitness program that combines choreography with the hottest music from around the world. This 50-minute cardio workout cycles between higher and lower-intensity dance sequences to get you moving, sweating, and motivated. The infectious expression and movement of Bollywood is safe and powerful total body workout for all fitness levels. Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 or Drop-in $12 55448 W Sep 26–Oct 31 7:15–8:15 pm 55449 W Nov 7–Dec 12 7:15–8:15 pm 55450 W Jan 16–Feb 20 7:15–8:15 pm 55451 W Feb 27–Apr 3 7:15–8:15 pm

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Adult Activities Groove

Experience the fun new workout that everyone is talking about. Groove is a revolutionary workout that celebrates everybody’s unique way of moving. Break out of the fitness box! The movements are purpose-driven and designed to build strength, cardio and endurance. Multi-level class, suitable for those looking for a low-impact activity. No experience necessary. Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 or Drop-in $12 55452 T Sep 25–Oct 30 7–8 pm 55453 T Nov 6–Dec 11 7–8 pm 55454 T Jan 15–Feb 19 7–8 pm 55455 T Feb 26–Apr 2 7–8 pm

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) HIIT is a total body, heart pumping, aerobic and strength conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body. Expect warm up and cool down times with a half hour HIIT session, between, outdoors if possible. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided. Oaklands Community Centre 7/$63 or Drop-in $12 55456 T Sep 11–Oct 23 6–7 pm 55457 T Oct 30–Dec 11 6–7 pm 55458 T Jan 15–Feb 26 6–7 pm 55459 T Mar 5–Apr 16 6–7 pm

Pound - Rockout. Workout.®

Channel your inner rockstar with this full-body cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, sweat dripping fun of playing the drums. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted exercise drumsticks, torch calories and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique – all while rocking out to your favorite music! Oaklands Community Centre 7/$63 or Drop-in $12 55461 Th Sep 13–Oct 25 6–7 pm 55462 Th Nov 1–Dec 13 6–7 pm 55463 Th Jan 17–Feb 28 6–7 pm 55464 Th Mar 7–Apr 18 6–7 pm

Saturday Morning Bootcamp Whether you are a beginner, weekend warrior or need to add something new to your fitness schedule our new Saturday boot camp can add a quick, effective workout into your weekend! We will be using bodyweight, resistance bands, weights, boxing, intervals and circuits to work hard and have fun! Join us Saturdays this spring for a healthy way to kick off your weekends! Oaklands Community Centre 8/$72 or Drop-in $12 55465 Sa Sep 22–Nov 24 8–9 am 55466 Sa Jan 19–Mar 16 8–9 am *No class Oct 6, Nov 10 & Feb 16

Oaklands Social Walking Group A community-based social walking group for those interested in staying physically active and meeting new people. Enjoy a weekly walk around the neighbourhood followed by a coffee and tea social. Walk begins and ends at Oaklands Community Centre. Suitable for all levels but expect some slight hills, steps and unpaved paths. Oaklands Community Centre 55460 Th Sep 6–Oct 11

6/$15 9–10:30 am

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Adult Activities Times Colonist 10k Training Clinic

Train with us to walk or run in the 30th annual TC 10K race on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Your clinic registration fee includes all the pieces to get you set for the start line at this great event: race entry, training tools & expert tips, 14 week training program, race shirt, technical training shirt, limited recreation centre use, discounts from our retail partner - The Running Room and lots of support and camaraderie provided by an enthusiastic team of leaders! All levels welcome. To register visit runsport.ca Oaklands Community Centre Walk Clinic 55572 T Jan 22–Apr 23 Run Clinic 55526 T Jan 22–Apr 23

14/$137 6:30–8 pm 6:30–8 pm

Zumba

Join us for one of the fastest growing Latin dance inspired fitness crazes across the world! People of all ages are falling in love with its infectious music, easyto-follow dance moves and body-sculpting benefits. Come dance to the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, Mambo and other Latin beats! Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 or Drop-in $12 55467 M Sep 24–Nov 5 6:15–7:15 pm Oaklands Community Centre 5/$45 or Drop-in $12 55468 M Nov 19–Dec 17 6:15–7:15 pm Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 or Drop-in $12 55469 M Jan 14–Feb 25 6:15–7:15 pm 55470 M Mar 4–Apr 8 6:15–7:15 pm *No class Oct 8 & Feb 18

Train to run or walk the 30th Annual TC10K with RunSport’s 14-week progressive training clinics

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Adult Activities Languages

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Italian for Beginners

Creative Writing Workshop

This introductory course is for those with little to no knowledge of Italian. Learn the fundamental elements of the language including grammar, pronunciation, reading, and common expressions in a fun and interactive environment.

This workshop will provide a space to combine creative talents, build a trusting community, nurture the inner editor, and walk away with work of publishable quality. Expect to receive in-depth feedback on your work along with practical advice regarding the process of submitting to literary journals and magazines. For the first three weeks Devin Stark will explore the fundamentals of the short story, creative non-fiction, and the novel. In the latter three weeks, Amanda Merritt will delve into poetry and drama. Each class will begin with a group discussion of an element of the craft of writing, for which there will be light reading assigned the week prior. Whether you would like to work on a manuscript, need help with a project, or simply need an excuse to get back into the rhythm of writing, this workshop will provide the inspiration and structure to further your practice.

Oaklands Community Centre 55471 W Sep 19–Dec 5

12/$108 6–7 pm

Italian for Beginners II This course is for those with previous knowledge of Italian. Further develop your proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing in a fun and interactive environment. Oaklands Community Centre 55472 W Jan 16–Apr 3

12/$108 6–7 pm

Spanish for Travelers This class is perfect for anyone planning to visit Spanish-speaking countries or those who just want a taste of the language. Learn basic grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary for travelers including introductions and greetings, how to order food and beverages, currency and directions in a fun and interactive environment. No previous experience required. Oaklands Neighbourhood House 55473 Th Sep 20–Oct 25 55474 Th Nov 1–Dec 6 55475 Th Jan 17–Feb 21 55476 Th Feb 28–Apr 4

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Oaklands Neighbourhood House 6/$150 55535 M Nov 5–Dec 17 6:30–8:30 pm *No class Nov 12

Crystal Energy Workshop This class will introduce you to the healing power of crystals and gems, to Tarot cards, readings and divination and the energy centres of the body. This course is the perfect Introduction for the beginner alchemist or wizard for healing and magic. Course includes a complimentary healing crystal. Instructor: Nicole D’Agati Oaklands Community Centre 55551 Su Oct 21

1/$45 12–3 pm

Essential Oils: Natural Health Boosters In this workshop learn the basics of what essential oils are, how they can be used and the top 10 oils to have in your medicine cabinet to have a dramatic impact on improving your health. You will go home with class notes on each oil and two preparations specific to what’s going on for you. Instructor: Helen Dougherty Oaklands Neighbourhood House 1/$40 55478 Su Oct 14 9 am–12 pm 250-370-9101 to register for programs

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Adult Activities Everyday Shiatsu Workshop Shiatsu is a Japanese manual therapy that harnesses and improves your ability to maintain balance and health. In these workshops, you will learn effective techniques that will help you deal with everyday aches and pains, stress, and more. Each session will address common ailments (e.g. headaches, shoulder pain, anxiety, sciatica) from one of the basic positions. We will cover proper posture for the giver, contraindications, and some of the relevant anatomy and Traditional Chinese Medical concepts. Oaklands Community Centre 55479 S, Su Nov 3, 4, 17, 18

4/$200 1–4 pm

Healing and Restorative Herbs Did you know that herbs can boost your health and improve your over-all well-being? In this 3 hour workshop you will learn how to mix herbs for flavour and for health! Learn how to prepare fresh and dry herbs and best of all; you will go home with a couple of your own herb preparations designed for you! Plus, take home a handy guide for your cupboard door. Instructor: Helen Dougherty Oaklands Community Centre 1/$30 55540 Su Sep 30 12–3 pm

Natural Cleaning Products

Did you know that many of our illnesses and allergies are created by all the ‘toxins’ in our environment? That ‘toxins’ are in just about everything we eat, breathe, put on our skins, clean with, sleep on? In this workshop, we will take a look at some of the most popular ‘toxins’ in our cleaning products, the affect they have on the body, and how we can easily replace them with healthy, homemade alternatives. You will go home with one cleaning product of your choosing, plus a list of toxic ingredients to watch out for when you go shopping. Instructor: Helen Dougherty Oaklands Neighbourhood House 1/$20 55480 Su Feb 10 10–11:30 am

Reflexology Basics Reflexology is a pressure-point massage done to the feet which provides healing to the whole body. The massage involves stimulating the 7500 nerve-endings in each foot to provide stress relief, help balance the hormonal system and improve overall circulation. You will leave this workshop knowing how to perform a twenty minute reflexology foot massage. Instructor: Nicole D’Agati Oaklands Community Centre 55536 Su Sep 9

1/$45 12–3 pm

Reflexology Basics II This is a class to compliment the first introduction class to Reflexology. We will pick up (the feet) where we left off and learn more massage and acupressure points to compliment the beginners class. This class will refresh the techniques learned in the first course and will include some energy work healing as well. Instructor: Nicole D’Agati Oaklands Community Centre 55537 Su Sep 23

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Adult Activities Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Bedtime Yoga Ease tension, release stress, and calm the mind with gentle postures and relaxing breathing practices. This class will help prepare the body, mind and spirit for a restful sleep. Yoga mats and blocks available. Instructor: Tanya Roberts Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 or Drop-in $12 55481 M Sep 17–Oct 29 7:45–9 pm 55482 M Nov 5–Dec 17 7:45–9 pm 55483 M Jan 21–Mar 4 7:45–9 pm 55484 M Mar 11–Apr 15 7:45–9 pm *No class Oct 8, Nov 12 & Feb 18

Chair Yoga In this gentle class you will have the option of practicing yoga poses in either a chair or using a mat. Chair yoga is ideal for anyone with physical or mobility challenges (diabetes, arthritis, etc.) or anyone wanting a slower-paced yoga practice. Even if you’re a regular in yoga class, chair yoga routines are a great way to stretch and flex while working at your desk or during a lunch break. Together we will learn how to use our breath to increase flexibility and strength while decreasing tension and stress. Instructor: Tanya Roberts Oaklands Community Centre 5/$45 or Drop-in $12 55485 F Sep 14–Nov 2 12:15–1:30 pm 55486 F Nov 9–Dec 14 12:15–1:30 pm Oaklands Community Centre 7/$63 or Drop-in $12 55487 F Jan 25–Mar 15 12:15–1:30 pm *No class Oct 5-19, Nov 23 & Feb 15

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Learn the basics of yoga, improve your balance, strengthen your core AND increase your overall body strength! Leave class feeling relaxed and focused. No need to be intimidated, yoga is for everyBODY! This is a fun, multilevel yoga class that’s suitable for all ages. Yoga mats and blocks available. Register for both Monday and Wednesday sessions and pay $8 per class. Instructor: Tanya Roberts Oaklands Community Centre 5/$45 or Drop-in $12 55488 M Sep 24–Oct 29 12:15–1:30 pm Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 or Drop-in $12 55489 M Nov 5–Dec 17 12:15–1:30 pm Oaklands Community Centre 7/$63 or Drop-in $12 55491 W Sep 12–Oct 31 9:30–10:45 am 55492 W Nov 7–Dec 19 9:30–10:45 am 55490 M Jan 21–Mar 11 12:15–1:30 pm Oaklands Community Centre 8/$72 or Drop-in $12 54493 W Jan 23–Mar 13 9:30–10:45 am *No class Oct 8 & Oct 10, Nov 12 & Feb 18

Mom and Baby Yoga This class will give both moms and babies up to 9 months the opportunity to make the most of this precious time in life. Everyone will get the chance to stretch, move and relax while spending time together. This class allows mom to focus on baby when necessary; nursing, changing diapers, comforting your babe, while also getting time to focus on oneself. Find music, laughter, massage and hands-on stretching in this enjoyable class. Instructor: Jenny Hindley Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 or Drop-in $12 55494 Th Sep 20–Oct 25 12–1 pm 55495 Th Nov 1–Dec 6 12–1 pm Oaklands Community Centre 9/$81 or Drop-in $12 55496 Th Jan 17–Mar 14 12–1 pm

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Adult Activities Prenatal Yoga

This friendly, supportive class will include safe and gentle movements to prepare your body for birth. Focus will be placed on strengthening deep core muscles, releasing tension and rejuvenating your entire body. These gentle asanas will benefit your spine, uterus and pelvic floor and increase overall comfort. Connect with other moms-to-be in your community as you enjoy the benefits of this popular class. This class is appropriate for both new and experienced students. Instructor: Angela McMillan, prenatal certified Oaklands Community Centre 4/$36 or Drop-in $12 55497 Th Sep 20–Oct 11 7:30–8:30 pm 55498 Th Oct 18–Nov 8 7:30–8:30 pm 55499 Th Nov 15–Dec 6 7:30–8:30 pm 55500 Th Jan 17–Feb 7 7:30–8:30 pm Oaklands Community Centre 5/$45 or Drop-in $12 55501 Th Feb 14–Mar 14 7:30–8:30 pm

Sunday Morning Flow Yoga

In this flow class you’ll be guided through postures in a Vinyasa style to encourage proper alignment of the body and bring balance, strength, and calmness to the practitioner. Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 or Drop-in $12 55517 Su Sep 16–Oct 28 10–11:15 am 55518 Su Nov 4–Dec 16 10–11:15 am 55519 Su Jan 13–Feb 24 10–11:15 am 55520 Su Mar 3–Apr 7 10–11:15 am *No class Oct 7, Nov 11, Feb 17

Yoga Groove Experience a seamless blend of yoga and dance set to soulful and inspiring music. This fast-flowing class combines traditional sun salutations, contemporary dance techniques, and core strengthening exercises for an hour of delicious movement meditation. Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 or Drop-in $12 55573 T Sep 18–Oct 23 1–2 pm 55574 T Oct 30–Dec 4 1–2 pm 55575 T Jan 15–Feb 19 1–2 pm 55576 T Feb 26–Apr 2 1–2 pm

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Rejuvenation Yogalates

A Hatha practice blended with Pilates that offers mind, body and spiritual instruction to inspire and rejuvenate. This class will offer a few twists to the classical style. Join in this fresh and fun class to find your flexible body, calm your mind and inspire your spirit. Yoga mats and blocks available. Instructor: Nicole D’Agati Oaklands Community Centre 7/$63 or Drop-in $12 55502 Th Sep 13–Oct 25 7:15–8:30 pm 55503 Th Nov 1–Dec 13 7:15–8:30 pm 55504 Th Jan 17–Feb 28 7:15–8:30 pm 55505 Th Mar 7–Apr 18 7:15–8:30 pm

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55+ Activities & Special Events Active Aging

Strength and Stretch

Join a community of seniors and older adults for a total body workout appropriate for any fitness level. Classes are designed to increase flexibility, joint stability, balance, coordination,agility, carvdiovascular and muscle endurance and strength. Oaklands Community Centre 5/$40 or Drop-in $10 55585 M Sep 24–Oct 29 1–1:45 pm 55587 M Nov 5–Dec 10 1–1:45 pm Oaklands Community Centre 6/$48 or Drop-in $10 55586 Th Sep 27–Nov 1 1–1:45 pm 55588 Th Nov 8–Dec 13 1–1:45 pm Oaklands Community Centre 8/$64 or Drop-in $10 55589 M Jan 14–Mar 11 1–1:45 pm Oaklands Community Centre 9/$72 or Drop-in $10 55590 Th Jan 17–Mar 14 1–1:45 pm *No class Oct 8, Nov 12 & Feb 18

Bands and Balls In this 45 minute class, we use bands and small balls to work all the major muscle groups and some smaller ones as well. We then take time to stretch out the muscles we used to increase flexibility and ease of movement. This class can be done sitting or standing. Instructor: Helen Dougherty Oaklands Community Centre 6/$48 or Drop-in $10 55508 T Sep 25–Oct 30 1–1:45 pm 55509 T Nov 6–Dec 11 1–1:45 pm

In this 45 minute class, we will do strengthening of all the major muscle groups. We then spend time to ensure that each muscle group is stretched out. These exercises increase your strength and flexibility which increases your ability to walk with greater ease and certainty. This class can be done sitting or standing. Instructor: Helen Dougherty Oaklands Community Centre 9/$72 or Drop-in $10 55510 T Jan 15–Mar 12 1–1:45 pm

Drop-in Line Dancing Learn basic line dancing steps to some great tunes. Great exercise for your body and mind. Learn the techniques and steps that you need to progress to the next level. No partner required for this dance class. Both women and men are welcome to join us. Oaklands Community Centre Drop-in $2 Th Sep 20–Oct 25 1–2 pm

Seniors’ Dinner Kick off the holiday season with an evening of good food and great company at our annual traditional Christmas meal! Seats are limited, so be sure to register early. Oaklands Community Centre 55507 Sa Dec 8

1/$10 6–9 pm

Conversational Spanish for Seniors

Tai Chi

This class is for those with previous knowledge of Spanish. Learn how to listen and respond naturally in Spanish including grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Practice common scenarios including going to a store, checking into a hotel and ordering a meal in a restaurant.

Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese exercise, helps to strengthen the body, improve balance and circulation, and can alleviate many chronic ailments. This accessible and meditative class will help exercise your mind and body through a series of gentle, flowing postures. Oaklands Community Centre 12/$48 55546 W Sep 19–Dec 5 11 am–12 pm 55547 W Jan 16–Apr 3 11 am–12 pm

Oaklands Community Centre 55523 T Sep 18–Oct 23 55524 T Oct 30–Dec 4

6/$54 12–1 pm 12–1 pm

Oaklands Community Centre 55525 T Jan 15–Mar 5

8/$72 12–1 pm

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Special Events Community Dinner and Games Night Come join us for a community-centred evening the last Sunday of the month except December, July and August. MeetCommunity yourDinner neighbours, share a meal, and have a laugh while playing cards and board games. All ages welcome. Oaklands Community Centre Su Sept 30 Su Oct 28 Su Nov 25 Su Jan 27 Su Feb 24 Su Mar 31

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Last Sunday of the Month (except Dec, July & Aug)

Sep 30, Oct 28, Nov 25, Jan 27, Feb 24 Mar 31, Apr 28, May 26, Jun 23

Oktoberfest This festival celebrates all the favourite traditions of Munich and Bavaria, Germany, including beer, music, food and community! Your ticket includes a beer from Hoyne Brewing Company, a traditional Bavarian meal and both traditional and modern live music. To purchase a ticket call us at 250.370.9101 or visit our Facebook Event page to purchase online. Oaklands Community Centre 55506 Sa Oct 13

Oaklands, spend an evening with your neighbours. We’ll take care of dinner. All ages welcome. Stay for some quality game and play time afterwards. At Oaklands Community Centre 1-2827 Belmont Ave, Victoria BC | (250)-370-9101 More info at: www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com

1/$20 5–10 pm

oaklands West Coast Winter Market Join us at the Oaklands Community Centre and Oaklands Elementary Gym for a showcase of over 50 vendors from all over Greater Victoria including farmers, artisans, gourmet food producers, baked goods, potters, knitters, crafters, handmade body products, jewelry, live music, beer and cider beverage garden, and more!

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Oaklands Community Centre $2 minimum donation Sa Dec 1 10 am–4 pm

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SATURDAY OCT. 13th AT OAKLANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE 1-2827 BELMONT AVE

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FEATURING:

a traditional bavarian meal

Beer & Cider Bar Live Music

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about oaklands

The Oaklands Neighbourhood Located in the north-east corner of the City of Victoria, Oaklands is one of 13 neighbourhoods in Victoria. The population was approximately 6,825 in 2011 which was 8.5% of the City’s total population at the time. Oaklands is part of the ancestral territories of the Coast Salish peoples who managed the Garry Oak and camas meadows in the area. The majority of suburban development took place during the post-World War II building boom. Bowker Creek, which once supported populations of cutthroat trout, coho and chum salmon, was diverted and buried under the neighbourhood during this period. Oaklands has 14.5 acres of parkland, greenways and boulevard gardens including two community parks (Oaklands and Hillside), two large neighbourhood parks (Oswald and David Spencer), as well as some smaller neighbourhood parks. Oaklands Elementary School, originally opened in 1913, continues to provide education to young children and serves as a resource to local community groups. The landmark Cridge Centre for the Family, BC’s oldest registered non-profit society, is also located in Oaklands. Oaklands has other heritage features including a number of residences, structures and the Jewish Cemetery which was established in 1860 and sits atop Fernwood Hill.

about the Oaklands Community Association The Oaklands Community Association’s vision is to provide a welcoming, engaging, sustainable community where all members can live, learn and thrive. We are proud to serve the Oaklands neighbourhood and our patrons from Greater Victoria. The Oaklands Community Association was established in 1995 by a group of committed citizens. Our first facility, the Oaklands Community Centre, opened its doors to the public in 2001. We opened our second facility in 2010, the Oaklands Neighbourhood House, which houses our Little Acorn Care Centre on Victor Street. As a major employer within the neighbourhood, Oaklands Community Association has approximately 14 full time employees and 57 part time as well as a number of contract instructors and over 150 volunteers. 250-370-9101 to register for programs

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Community Services Used Battery Recycling Program You can recycle your used batteries and cell phones at OCC. Through Call2RecycleTM, many toxic materials and useful metals can be kept out of the landfill and reused. We will send them away for safe recycling.

PCEC “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project

Grab a pack of books the next time you come to OCC, generously given to our community by the Peninsula Connections for Early Childhood (PECE) “1000x5” project. Through this initiative, gently-used children’s picture books are collected from the community and sorted and distributed to young children (birth-5 years) and their families.

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VTAG Paint Out Kit at the Centre

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Victoria Together Against Graffiti aims to recruit members of the public to take responsibility for their communities and inform residents of the proper protocol to record, report and remove graffiti. If you would like to pick up a VTAG kit please drop by OCC during business hours or call 250-370-9101 for more information .

Good Food Box

At Oaklands Community Centre you can order, purchase and pick up your own Good Food Box each Wednesday afternoon. For more information visit: www.thegoodfoodbox.ca or call 250-381-1552. Good Food Box is a project of the Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group (Fernwood NRG), a non-profit organization based in Fernwood.

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Our Board the oaklands community association board of directors is comprised entirely of voluneers who care about the oaklands community.

Andrew Lauzon

President

harry Kope

vice President

David Driedger

Treasurer

Marielle Tounsi

Secretary

Laurie Morgan

Director

David Angus

Director

Keavin Keates

Director

Melissa Lim

Director

Brenda Turner

Director

join the board or a committee! we have committees for land use, markets and communications. interested in joining?

contact our board president at: board@oaklandsca.com

Contact Us Operations

Executive Director Admin Support/Reception

ed@oaklandsca.com

250-370-9103

reception@oaklandsca.com

250-370-9101

Facilities & Rentals

Facility Coordinator

facilities@oaklandsca.com

Child Care Coordinator Out-Of-School Care Coordinator

250-370-9101

Childcare

littleacorn@oaklandsca.com

250-370-9103

osc@oaklandsca.com

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Recreation & Activities

Programs & Volunteer Coordinator

programs@oaklandsca.com

250-370-9101

Community Development

Community Development Coordinator

community@oaklandsca.com

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Markets Coordinator 250-370-9101 to register for programs

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1831 Oak Bay Avenue (next to Harry’s Flowers)

Sunset Market

Monday-Saturday 9:30-5:30 Sunday 10-5

Oaklands Sunset Market is a community gathering place with a focus on locally made, baked, and grown products. We offer an affordable space for local farmers, businesses and musicians to grow and build community connections. Contact markets@oaklandsca.com if you are interested in learning about market sponsorship

• Spa • Acupuncture • Bodywork • Naturopath

www.uretreat.ca uretreat@uretreat.ca 1500 Haultain St. • Victoria, BC featuring products from:

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“I came that you may have life and have it abundantly” -JESUS

REAL HOPE FOR REAL LIFE

JOIN US EVERY SUNDAY @ 10am

2736 Fernwood Victoria, BC ph. 250 595 1411

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Oaklands Community Association's 2018-2019 Fall & Winter Activity Guide  

This guide features Oaklands Community Association's programs, events, markets and community services from September-April. Call the Centre...

Oaklands Community Association's 2018-2019 Fall & Winter Activity Guide  

This guide features Oaklands Community Association's programs, events, markets and community services from September-April. Call the Centre...

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