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Notice of the Oaklands Community Association’s Annual General Meeting Date: Thursday, April 25 from 7-9:30 pm Location: Oaklands Chapel, 2736 Fernwood Road

agenda available online at www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com early April 2019

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Oaklands Community Association’s 2019 Spring & Summer Activity Guide General Information P. 4 P. 6 P. 32 P. 34

How This Guide Works Facility Rentals All About Oaklands Our Board & Staff

Childcare Little Acorn Care Centre Out-of-School Care Summer Camps

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Programs Preschool (0-5 yrs) Programs Family Programs & Events Children’s (5-8 yrs) Programs Youth (8-17 yrs) Programs Adult Programs 55+ Programs

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Community Programs Special Events Community Services

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Calendar

We want you to have up-to-date information about our programs, public meetings and events.

Visit: oaklandscommunitycentre. com/calendar Click on the daily schedule to see what’s happening & save it to your own calendar!

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

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

Activity area →

Health

Course Name →

Pilates

and

Fitness

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 → Course → Bar Code

Oaklands Community Centre 10/$90 W Apr 12–Jun 14 7-8pm

Day (s)

Weeks/Cost Time

Dates

Days ABBR. M - Monday T - Tuesday W - Wednesday

Do You Have

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Th -Thursday F - Friday Sa - Saturday Su - Sunday

Idea?

We often add programs based on interest from our community. If you have an idea for a program that you would like to see offered or if you’d like to teach a program or workshop, contact our Programs Cordinator at 250-370-9101 ext. 2 or programs@oaklandsca.com

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

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. 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 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, firstserved 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 one 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 withdrawl after the second class. Special circumstances may be considered and may require a note from a medical professional. www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com


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.

Thank

you to our community partners and sponsors who help make our programs and special events possible !

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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

Capacity

Rate*

Com Rec OSC (incl. kitchen) Full Centre

50 people 100 people 150 people

$35/hr $50/hr $80/hr

Half Day (4 hrs) Full Day (8 hrs) $125 $175 $280

$230 $325 $520

*Ask about our non-profit rates Book these rooms by contacting 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 Programs Little Acorn Care Centre Oaklands Neighbourhood House 2629 Victor Street Little Acorn Care Centre provides a full-day, playbased, child-led learning environment that is supported by qualified Early Childhood Educators for children ages 30 months to 5 years-old. We are a community-based, licensed facility that operates out of the Oaklands Neighborhood House. We are an approved Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative facility and we accept the Affordable Child Care Benefit. For more information contact us at 250.370.9101 ext.6 or littleacorn@oaklandsca.com M-F, 7:30 am-5:30 pm $304/month for 2 days per week $456/month for 3 days per week $760/ month for 5 days per 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-8:45 am After school care only $270/month M-F, 2:48 pm-5:30 pm (incl. early dismissal) Before and After school care $360/month Pro-D Day package (all 7 pro-d days) $280/year Single Pro-D day (if space is available) $45/day Winter/Spring Break or Strike Camps $175/5 days

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Preschool Programs (Ages 0-5 Arts - Creative & Performing Creative Dance (3–5 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 Tu Apr 9–May 14

6/$54 11:15–11:45 am

Oaklands Community Centre Tu May 21–Jun 25 *No class Jun 4

5/$45 11:15–11:45 am

Early Learning Music (1–3 yrs) Join our experienced Early Childhood Educator instructor, Barb, in this music class inspired by her lifelong experience of making music with children. Young children watch and listen to you, the grownups they love. In this program, caregivers are encouraged to join in the songs and activities presented. This collaboration opens your children to the potential of forming a lifelong love of music. Parent or caregiver participation required. Oaklands Community Centre F Apr 26–Jun 21 *No class Jun May 17

yrs)

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 7/$63 Sa Apr 13–Jun 22 9:45–10:30 am *No class Apr 20, May 4, May 11 & May 18

Drop-in Art (2–5 yrs) Join our licensed Early Childhood Educator instructor for an introduction to art techniques, tools and materials. The focus of this class is to experience creating art together. Enjoy a sensory exploration into the colour world of art! All supplies included. Please dress in clothes you can get messy in! Parent or caregiver participation required. Oaklands Community Centre Drop-in/$10 per family Tu Apr 2–Jun 25 9:30–10:30 am

8/$96 9:30–10:15 am

Little Drummers (2–4 yrs) Calling all parents and their littles to the drum circle! Little drummers will learn to express themselves through rhythm and music, using various percussion tools like buckets, sticks, hand drums, shakers, tambourines, and full drum kit. Parent or caregiver participation required. Instructor: Nick Stecz Oaklands Community Centre M Apr 29–Jun 24 *No class Jun May 20

8/$96 9:30–10:15 am

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Tot & Me Dance (1–3 yrs)

Enjoy creative play and dance with your 1-3 year old! MoonDanceArts will provide a fun, interactive series of classes in a welcoming atmosphere. Parent or caregiver participation required. Instructor: MoonDanceArts Oaklands Community Centre Tu Apr 9–May 14

6/$54 10:45–11:15 am

Oaklands Community Centre Tu May 21–Jun 25 *No class Jun 4

5/$45 10:45–11:15 am

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Preschool Programs (Ages 0-5

yrs)

Playgroups

Sports

Drop-In Playgroup - Tiny Tykes (0–5 yrs)

Karate for Kids (3–5 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.

Join Victoria Renshikan Karate for an introduction to physical fitness skills like running, jumping, throwing, balance, and coordination. This class uses fun games to teach basic martial arts techniques in a safe and positive environment. Parent participation required.

Oaklands Community Centre $3 suggested donation M,T,Th,F Apr 1–Jun 27 9:30–11:30 am

Richardson Sport Wee Sports (1.5–2.5 yrs)

Fun in French for Preschoolers

This 10 sport program introduces your toddler to the foundational movement skills required for hockey, baseball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and more! Leaving competition on the sidelines, this program uses connections to your child’s world to teach sports. NCCP certified instructors use games, songs and positive reinforcement, to ensure that your child experiences the joy of learning in a comfortable, sporty environment. Parent or caregiver participation required.

Introduce your child to the French language through story, song, and games. The Alliance Francaise de Victoria is pleased to offer introductory French courses for children, taught by an experienced French language instructor. Courses focus on introducing the French language in a fun environment, and will help to prepare your child for future French language learning, such as French immersion. Parent or caregiver participation required. Oaklands Community Centre Th Apr 4–May 9 Th May 16–Jun 20

Oaklands Community Centre W Apr 10–May 15 W May 22–Jun 26

6/$60 9–10 am 9–10 am

7/$63 11–11:45 am

6/$84 11–11:45 am 11–11:45 am

Oaklands Community Centre 8/$112 Sa Apr 13–Jun 22 9–9:45 am Sa Jul 6–Sep 7 9–9:45 am *No class Apr 20, May 11, May 18, Aug 3& Aug 31

Oaklands Outdoor Playgroup (0–5 yrs) Join us at Oaklands Park on Mondays and Thursdays in July and August as our playgroup hits the great outdoors! Enjoy free play, snack, crafts, and circle time. Coffee, tea, and snack provided. There is no playgroup on statutory holidays. Oaklands Park M,Th Jul 4–Aug 29

Oaklands Community Centre M Apr 8–Jun 3 *No class Apr 22 & May 20

$3 suggested donation 9:30–11:30 am

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Preschool Programs (Ages 0-5

yrs)

Richardson Sport Me & My Parent (2–3 yrs)

Richardson Sport Me & My Coach (4–6 yrs)

Oaklands Community Centre W Apr 10–May 15 W May 22–Jun 26

Oaklands Community Centre 8/$112 Sa Apr 13–Jun 22 10:30–11:30 am Sa Jul 6–Sep 7 10:30–11:30 am *No class Apr 20, May 11, May 18, Aug 3& Aug 31

This 10 sport program introduces your toddler to the foundational movement skills required for hockey, baseball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and more! Leaving competition on the sidelines, this program uses connections to your child’s world to teach sports. NCCP certified instructors use games, songs and positive reinforcement, to ensure that your child experiences the joy of learning in a comfortable, sporty environment. Parent or caregiver participation required. 6/$84 11:45 am–12:30 pm 11:45 am–12:30 pm

Oaklands Community Centre 8/$112 Sa Apr 13–Jun 22 9:45–10:30 am Sa Jul 6–Sep 7 9:45–10:30 am *No class Apr 20, May 11, May 18, Aug 3& Aug 31

Richardson Sport Me & My Parent Outdoor Soccer (2–3 yrs) This high-energy program introduces you and your child to fundamental soccer skills including dribbling, shooting, passing, and more! Leaving competition on the sidelines, this program uses connections to your child’s world to teach the game of soccer. NCCP certified instructors use games, songs and positive reinforcement, to ensure that your child experiences the joy of soccer in a comfortable, sporty environment. Parent or caregiver participation required. Oaklands Community Centre Th Apr 4–May 9 Th May 16–Jun 20 Th Jun 27–Aug 1 Th Aug 8–Sep 12

This 10 sport program introduces your budding athlete to the foundational movement skills required for hockey, baseball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and more! Leaving competition on the sidelines, this program uses connections to your child’s world to teach sports. NCCP certified instructors use games, songs and positive reinforcement, to ensure that your child experiences the joy of learning in a comfortable, sporty environment.

Richardson Sport Me & My Coach Outdoor Soccer (4–6 yrs) This high-energy program introduces your child to fundamental soccer skills including dribbling, shooting, passing, and more! Leaving competition on the sidelines, this program uses connections to your child’s world to teach the game of soccer. NCCP certified instructors use games, songs and positive reinforcement, to ensure that your child experiences the joy of soccer in a comfortable, sporty environment. Oaklands Community Centre Th Apr 4–May 9 Th May 16–Jun 20 Th Jun 27–Aug 1 Th Aug 8–Sep 12

6/$84 5:15–6 pm 5:15–6 pm 5:15–6 pm 5:15–6 pm

6/$84 4:30–5:15 pm 4:30–5:15 pm 4:30–5:15 pm 4:30–5:15 pm

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Family Programs & Special Events Family Art Drop-in

Yoga for families (3–7 yrs)

Looking for a fun, family-friendly activity on Saturday mornings? Come join us for a relaxed, hands-on arts & crafts class. In this drop-in program, families are welcome to join in on creating fun and imaginative arts & craft projects, and of course get a little messy in the process! All ages welcome. Parent or caregiver participation required.

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, move to music, relaxation and breathing exercises and partner yoga. Parent or caregiver participation required.

Oaklands Neighbourhood House Drop-in $10/Family Sa Apr 27–Jun 22 9:30–11 am *No class May 18

Play in the Park Bring the whole family for an afternoon of crafts, stories, games, and a snack in the beautiful outdoors! Join us on Tuesdays evenings in July and August at Oswald Park to enjoy some fun in the sun, get active, and connect with your neighbours. Activity options provided for children of all ages. Please note there is no washroom access available on site. Oswald Park Tu Jul 2–Aug 27

By Donation 4–6 pm

Oaklands Community Centre 8/$72 or Drop-In $11 Su Apr 14–Jun 16 10–10:45 am *No class Apr 21 & May 19

Community Dinner and Games Night Come join us for a community-centred evening the last Sunday of the month except July, August and December. Meet your neighbours, share a meal and have a laugh while playing cards and board games. All ages welcome. Oaklands Community Centre Su Apr 28 Su May 26 Su Jun 23

By Donation 5:30–7:30 pm 5:30–7:30 pm 5:30–7:30 pm

Easter Eggstravaganza Join us for this affordable, family fun event to celebrate Easter and spring time! Enjoy arts and crafts, a sing along, an outdoor hunt for eggs, and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Bring your friends and family! Oaklands Community Centre Sa Apr 20

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1/$5 per child 10 am–12 pm

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Summer Camps

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5-7 years years Camp Oaklands (5–10 yrs) -8-11 Licensed

Out and about summer camp (8–10 yrs) - Licensed 1 day/ $40 5 days/$170 Each week provides an opportunity for children to 7:30am-5:30pm engage with the outdoors and their community on a daily basis. This program isn’t housed in a room. It’s housed in a forest, on a beach, and in parks. It’s adventure and new learning opportunities every day. Fees include a daily snack, all activity admissions, and transportation. Government subsidies welcome and must be in place prior to the first day of camp. Please call 250.370.9101 to register or visit Oaklands LIMITCentre Community at 1-2827 Belmont Ave. E

Out for Summer Summer Start-up JUN 29-JUL 3 Each themed week of Camp OaklandsSchool’s is developed Art Attack All Creatures BIG & small JULY 6-10 Westaff ART!incorporating Animal-aniacs by our games, crafts, JULY innovative 13-17 Drama Kings & Queens All the World’s a Stage 20-24 andJULY baking along with local attractions, parks, Halloween in July It’s a Circus in Here! JULY 27-31 D SPACE Live Local Our Neighbourhood andAUG beaches. Fees include a daily snack, activity 4-7 Oaklands Community Centre ! Planes, Trains & Automobiles Around the World AUG 10-14 admissions, and transportation. Government Water Water Everywhere Science & Nature AUG 17-21 Week 1 M–F Camping IN! to Splishand Splash subsidies welcome must be in place prior AUG 24-28 Week 2 M–F Summer Wrap-up Summer Wind-up theAUG first31-SEP day 2of camp. As we are a licensed program, Week 3 | 250-370-9101 M–F Oaklands Community Centre 1-2827 Belmont Ave. | www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com any children who have not yet started kingergarten *Drop-in (subject to availability) require temporary placement permission before being accepted into camp. Visit our website for the online registration link or call 250.370.9101. Hot lunch available at an extra cost.

5 day weeks 4 day weeks 3 day weeks 5/$200 (July 2–5, (Aug 26–28) Aug 6–9) 3/$120 4/$160

5/$285 July 8–12 July 22–26 Aug 12–16 1/$65

Drop-in (subject to availability) 1/$45

5–7 yrs

7:30 am–5:30 pm

8–10 yrs

7:30 am–5:30 pm*

Crafty Kids Tu–F July 2–5 Insectomania M–F July 8–12 Parks & Beaches M–F July 15–19 Weird Science M–F July 22–26 Under the Sea M–F July 29–Aug 2 Super Kids T–F Aug 6–9 Drama-rama M–F Aug 12–16 Water Waves M–F Aug 19–23 Baking Bonanza M–W Aug 26–28 Cooking Camp Tu–F July 2–5 Hip Hop M–F July 15–19 Karate M–F July 29–Aug 2 Cooking Camp Tu–F Aug 6–9 Amazing Race M–F Aug 19–23 Downtown Delights M–W Aug 26–28 *Includes swimming at Crystal Pool on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons 250-370-9101 to register for programs p.12

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Camps Summer Camps EcoQuest Earth Science Camp (7–12 yrs)

Mad Science: Eureka! (5–10 yrs)

Experience the beautiful ecology that surrounds us! In this camp, experience activities and adventure that connects us to the natural environment. This program includes science experiments, co-operative games, and plenty of outdoor adventures including kayaking. Visit the ocean, marshes, or wetlands and participate in a variety of activities that highlight the magnificent British Columbian coast. Visit www. ecoquestadventures.ca for more information.

Overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, machines, tips from famous inventors, and most importantly – your mind. With a bit of ingenuity create catapults and forts, construct working light sticks to take home, and assemble a set of circuits with batteries and light bulbs. While Thomas Edison said “invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration”, this camp is 100% FUN! Oaklands Community Centre

Oaklands Community Centre M–F July 15–19 M–F July 29–Aug 2 M–F Aug 12–16

Full Day M–F July 8–12 Half Day M–F July 8–12

5/$259 9 am–3 pm 9 am–3 pm 9 am–3 pm

EcoQuest Kayaking Camp, Introduction (8–12 yrs) Paddle your way to becoming a kayak pro! This camp is great for first-timers and those who are looking to develop more skills. Explore different locations on the water while learning safety, terminology, tips, and tricks! All required safety equipment, kayaks and transportation to and from the centre are included. See www.ecoquestadventures.ca for more information. Oaklands Community Centre M–F July 15–19 M–F Aug 12–16

5/$309 9 am–3 pm 9 am–3 pm

EcoQuest Kayaking Camp, Essentials (8–12 yrs) The next step after successfully completing the “Introduction to Kayaking Camp”. Kayakers will continue to build on their skills including advanced paddling, safety, rescue, and trip planning, while exploring new locations on the water. Each day will be more challenging. All required safety equipment, kayaks and transportation from the centre included. More information will be sent out one-week prior to camp. Offered by Richardson Sport Inc. Oaklands Community Centre M–F Aug 19–23

5/$309 9 am–3 pm

5/$260 9:30 am–4pm 5/$145 9:30 am–12:30pm

Mad Science: Science Sleuths (8–12 yrs) An awesome week of sleuthing, investigation, and discovery awaits you! Send messages to friends with your very own secret code wheels. Hunt down animal tracks and follow hidden scent trails during a day of nature discoveries. Explore gravity, balance, and the science behind the illusive sweet spot. Renew your appreciation for the Earth and the role science plays in preserving our favourite planet. Oaklands Community Centre Full Day M–F Aug 12–16 Half Day M–F Aug 12–16

5/$260 9:30 am–4pm 5/$145 9:30 am–12:30pm

Richardson Sport MultiSport Camp (5–8 yrs) This multi-sport camp is designed to give children a positive first interaction to 10 sports. Your child will acquire skills in hockey, tennis, soccer, volleyball, and more! Skills are taught in a safe, structured environment that focuses on building self-esteem. Our NCCP Instructors use games and activities to explore agility, timing, balance, movement, hand/ eye coordination, and skill development tailored to individual skill levels. Oaklands Community Centre M–F July 22–26

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5/$225 9:30 am–4 pm

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Children’s Programs (Ages 5-8

yrs)

Arts - Creative & Performing

Health & Wellness

Children’s Art Time - Creating Dragons (6–12 yrs)

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

This class focuses on drawing and painting through creating dragons. After learning the principles of drawing using basic elements of lines, shapes, spaces, textures, colours, and forms, students discover the importance of self-expression in the creative process. Focusing on each child’s unique imagination and point of view, we explore co-creation and experiment with tools like markers, pastels, and different pencils. Through seeing their classmates’ work, children gain a collective sense that will enrich their self-awareness. Oaklands Neighbourhood House 6/$90 Tu Apr 9–May 14 5:45–6:45 pm Tu May 21–Jun 25 5:45–6:45 pm

Creative ballet & 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 7/$63 Sa Apr 13–Jun 22 10:30–11:15 am *No class Apr 20, May 4, May 11 & May 18

Do

you

Have

an

Idea?

We often add programs based on interest from our community. If you have an idea for a program that you would like to see offered or if you’d like to teach a program or workshop contact our Programs Coordinator at 250-370-9101 ext.2 or programs@oaklandsca.com

The Society for Kids at Tennis (KATS) provides free tennis lessons and equipment to families experiencing financial barriers. Using the “progressive tennis” approach recommended by Tennis Canada, the KATS program uses smaller racquets and courts, lower nets, and low compression balls. This approach helps kids to develop confidence in their ability to hit the ball, learn quickly, and most of all, have fun playing the sport! Kids will be introduced to the fundamental skills which form the foundation for future development. Please contact us for application forms. Classes subject to last minute cancellation due to rain. Oaklands Park Tennis Courts (on Kings road) 10/FREE Th Apr 18–Jul 11 4–5 pm Th Jul 18–Oct 10 4–5 pm

Richardson Sport Little Athlete in Training (6–9 yrs) This 10 sport program introduces your child to the foundational movement skills required for hockey, baseball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and more! Leaving competition on the sidelines, this program uses connections to your child’s world to teach sports. NCCP certified instructors use games, songs and positive reinforcement, to ensure that your child experiences the joy of learning in a comfortable, sporty environment. Oaklands Community Centre 6/$84 M Apr 8–May 27 5:45–6:45 pm M Jun 3–Jul 15 5:45–6:45 pm M Jul 22–Sep 9 5:45–6:45 pm *No class Apr 22, May 20, Jul 1, Aug 5 & Sep 2 Oaklands Community Centre 8/$112 Sa Apr 13–Jun 22 11:30 am–12:30 pm Sa Jul 6–Sep 7 11:30 am–12:30 pm *No class Apr 20, May 11, May 18, Aug 3 & Aug 31

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Children’s Programs (Ages 5-8

yrs)

Richardson Sport Me & My Coach (4–6 yrs)

Richardson Sport Outdoor Super Soccer Star (6–10 yrs)

Oaklands Community Centre

Oaklands Community Centre Th Apr 4–May 9 Th May 16–Jun 20 Th Jun 27–Aug 1 Th Aug 8–Sep 12

This 10 sport program introduces your budding athlete to the foundational movement skills required for hockey, baseball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and more! Leaving competition on the sidelines, this program uses connections to your child’s world to teach sports. NCCP certified instructors use games, songs and positive reinforcement, to ensure that your child experiences the joy of learning in a comfortable, sporty environment. 8/$112

Sa Apr 13–Jun 22 10:30–11:30 am Sa Jul 6–Sep 7 10:30–11:30 am *No class Apr 20, May 11, May 18, Aug 3 & Aug 31

Richardson Sport Me & My Coach Outdoor Soccer (4–6 yrs) This high-energy program introduces your child to fundamental soccer skills including dribbling, shooting, passing, and more! Leaving competition on the sidelines, this program uses connections to your child’s world to teach the game of soccer. NCCP certified instructors use games, songs and positive reinforcement, to ensure that your child experiences the joy of soccer in a comfortable, sporty environment. Oaklands Community Centre Th Apr 4–May 9 Th May 16–Jun 20 Th Jun 27–Aug 1 Th Aug 8–Sep 12

6/$84 5:15–6 pm 5:15–6 pm 5:15–6 pm 5:15–6 pm

This high-energy program introduces your child to fundamental soccer skills, such as dribbling, shooting, passing, and more! Leaving competition on the sidelines, this program uses connections to your child’s world to teach the game of soccer. NCCP certified instructors use games, songs and positive reinforcement, to ensure that your child experiences the joy of playing soccer in a comfortable, sporty environment. 6/$84 6–7 pm 6–7 pm 6–7 pm 6–7 pm

Outdoor Recreation Wild About Wednesdays (5–10 yrs) This weekly outdoor program explores the parks and green spaces in Oaklands and the Greater Victoria area. Join us in the great outdoors to learn about the natural world through active, hands-on activities like hiking, playing nature games, crafts, fort-building, and more! Spending time outside helps kids build confidence and creativity, teaches responsibility, and benefits physical and mental health. Snack included. Oaklands Community Centre W Apr 10–Jun 26

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Drop-in/$10 3–5 pm

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Youth Programs (Ages 8-17 Arts - Creative & Performing

yrs)

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Young Writer’s Workshop with Story Studio (11–13 yrs) Are you a young writer looking to take the next step with your stories? During six one-hour sessions, participants will learn about plot structure, compelling characters, and other essentials for crafting fiction. Learn from Story Studio staff and experienced visiting local authors. Participants will receive their own bound and illustrated book with their original story inside. Oaklands Neighbourhood House 6/$90 M Apr 29–Jun 10 5:45–6:45 pm *No class May 20

Self-Reflection Through Live Drawing (12–16 yrs) Self-reflection leads to self-discovery. This class is a comprehensive introduction to different approaches and techniques in drawing. Students take turn in drawing each other, and themselves through a mirror where principles of drawing and facial proportions are explored. The processes include techniques of observing and responding, value of lights and shadows, and use of lines and shapes in creative imageries. Students provide peer reviews while learning to offer constructive feedback to each other. A variety of materials are offered as tools for experimentation including charcoal, different types of pencils, and inks. Oaklands Neighbourhood House 6/$150 W Apr 10–May 15 5:45–7:15 pm W May 22–Jun 26 5:45–7:15 pm

FlipOut Fridays (9–12 yrs) Dodgeball, baking, outdoor games, swimming and movie nights are just a few of the activities you can expect for your FlipOut Friday nights. We provide a fun, safe and welcoming environment for youth to participate in their favourite activities and try new ones. No FlipOut on STAT holidays or Pro-D Days. Oaklands Community Centre F Apr 5–Jun 21

Drop-In/$5 6:30–9 pm

Summer FlipOut Fridays (9–12 yrs) Dodgeball, baking, outdoor games, swimming and movie nights are just a few of the activities you can expect for your FlipOut Friday nights. We provide a fun, safe and welcoming environment for youth to participate in their favourite activities and try new ones. For a schedule, check out our website calendar. No FlipOut on STAT holidays or Fridays before long weekends. Oaklands Community Centre F Jul 5–Sep 6

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Youth Programs (Ages 8-17 Health & Wellness Kids At Tennis Society (KATS) Tennis Lessons The Society for Kids at Tennis (KATS) provides free tennis lessons and equipment to families experiencing financial barriers. Using the “progressive tennis” approach recommended by Tennis Canada, the KATS program uses smaller racquets and courts, lower nets, and low compression balls. This approach helps kids to develop confidence in their ability to hit the ball, learn quickly, and most of all, have fun playing the sport! Kids will be introduced to the fundamental skills which form the foundation for future development. Please contact us for application forms. Classes subject to last minute cancellation due to rain. Oaklands Park Tennis Courts (on Kings road) 10/FREE 9–13 yrs Th Apr 18–Jul 11 5–6 pm Th Jul 18–Oct 10 5–6 pm 14–18 yrs Th Apr 18–Jul 11 6–7 pm Th Jul 18–Oct 10 6–7 pm

Yoga for Kids (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 W Apr 10–May 15 W May 22–Jun 26

6/$54 or Drop-in $11 3:30–4:30 pm 3:30–4:30 pm

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Yoga for Youth (12–16 yrs)

Sometimes it’s difficult being a teenager! Come and join our small, friendly group to learn movement and mindfulness exercises to help relieve stress and tension. The focus of this class will be to empower you to take little steps towards navigating social and school nerves, finding a little slice of calm, and learning skills that will equip you to manage stress for life. Oaklands Community Centre W Apr 10–May 15 W May 22–Jun 26

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French for Kids (8–12 yrs) Striking a balance between fun and serious, this program offers rigorous academic objectives while entertaining children with games and diverse activities. Led by an experienced instructor from a French-speaking country, the program is designed to facilitate participation and confidence in all aspects of the language. Oaklands Neighbourhood House 6/$60 Tu Apr 9–May 14 6–7 pm Tu May 21–Jun 25 6–7 pm

Home Alone (9–12 yrs) This program 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 Neighbourhood House 1/$25 M Apr 8 6–8 pm M Jun 17 6–8 pm M Aug 12 6–8 pm

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Youth Programs (Ages 8-17 Red Cross Babysitting Course (11–15 yrs)

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The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. Babysitting helps to deepen and enhance the responsibility that older youth feel when caring for younger children. This updated curriculum, complete with new science, also providers improved learning when it comes to giving the appropriate care in the event of an emergency. Please bring a lunch, water bottle, notebook, and pen to class. Held at Oaklands Chapel 2736 Fernwood Rd. Oaklands Chapel 1/$50 F Mar 22 9 am–4 pm F Apr 12 9 am–4 pm F May 17 9 am–4 pm

Wild About Wednesdays (5–10 yrs) This weekly outdoor program explores the parks and green spaces in Oaklands and the Greater Victoria area. Join us in the great outdoors to learn about the natural world through active, hands-on activities like hiking, playing nature games, crafts, fort-building, and more! Spending time outside helps kids build confidence and creativity, teaches responsibility, and benefits physical and mental health. Snack included. Oaklands Community Centre

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Come to Oaklands Elementary School gym and practice your basketball skills. Equipment is provided; just bring a pair of non-marking shoes and some energy! No games on STAT holidays or Pro-D days. Parents welcome to participate and food donations welcome. Oaklands Elementary School Gym FREE Tu Apr 2–Jun 18 4:30–6 pm

Floor Hockey (9–17 yrs) Come out and practice your hockey skills off the ice. Equipment provided, just bring a pair of non-marking shoes and some energy! No games on STAT holidays or Pro-D days. Parents welcome to participate. Oaklands Elementary School Gym FREE F Apr 5–Jun 21 4:30–6 pm

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Adult Programs Arts - Creative & Performing Beginner Fusion Line Dance This fun dance series explores various dance styles including traditional country-western, swing, Latin, rock, and hip-hop. Line dance is a great way to express your creativity in a lively group setting. No partner required, move at your own pace and level. Beginner to intermediate dancers welcome. You’ll finish the series with a foundation of line dances, beginner technique, and dance floor etiquette. Oaklands Community Centre W Apr 3–Apr 24 W May 1–May 22 W May 29–Jun 19

4/$35 or Drop-in $12 7:15–8:15 pm 7:15–8:15 pm 7:15–8:15 pm

Introduction to Watercolours Enjoy watercolour painting in group setting and develop your creativity while exploring basic watercolour techniques, such as mixing color, brushwork and working with water. We will focus on painting landscapes, especially flowers, trees and the sky in its various forms. The instructor will provide a supply list by email before the first class. Oaklands Neighbourhood House 6/$60 W Apr 17–May 22 6–7:15 pm

Computers Public Computer Access Drop-in Wednesday mornings to access our community use computer. You are welcome to access the internet, check email, and manage word processing functions free of charge. Printing and scanning services available for a nominal fee. Oaklands Community Centre W Apr 3–Jun 19

Drop-in/Free 9:30–11 am

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Adult Programs Culinary Oaklands Fermentation Series Come and learn a variety of fermentation techniques and improve your health through the power of probiotics! Classes offer samples and instructions 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. Oaklands Neighbourhood House 1/$35 Tu Apr 23 7–8 pm Sauerkraut Workshop The holy grail of all fermented foods, sauerkraut has nourished us for generation upon generation. Rich in probiotics, B Vitamins, Vitamin C and much more, sauerkraut is an easy food to introduce to your diet to improve digestion, boost immunity and increase vitality.

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 Tu May 7 7–8 pm 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 Tu May 14 7–8 pm

Oaklands Neighbourhood House 1/$35 Tu Apr 30 7–8 pm

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Adult Programs Health & Wellness

Groove

Baby & Me Walking Group Join our baby and caregiver walking group every Tuesday morning for a walk around the neighbourhood. This is a great way to meet other caregivers in your community while getting some exercise. Meet at the Oaklands Community Centre between 9-9:15 am, the walk begins at 9:20 am. Expect a 30-40 minute walk and stay after for coffee, tea, and conversation at the centre. Oaklands Community Centre Tu Apr 23–Aug 27

Drop-in/Free 9:15–11 am

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 W Apr 10–May 15 W May 22–Jun 26

6/$54 or Drop-in $12 7:15–8:15 pm 7:15–8:15 pm

Fitness in the Park Enjoy a total body workout in the beautiful outdoors! Join us Thursdays in July & August at Oaklands Park for a different workout each week. Dress comfortably and bring a water bottle. Suitable for all fitness levels. Follow us on Facebook or check our website for weekly schedule. Oaklands Park Th Jul 4–Aug 29

Drop-in/Free 6–7 pm

Experience the fun new workout that everyone is talking about. Groovin’ is a revolutionary workout that celebrates everybody’s unique way of moving. Break out of the fitness box! The movements are purpose-driven and designed to build strength, cardio and endurance. This is a multi-level class, suitable for those looking for a low-impact activity. No experience necessary. Oaklands Community Centre Tu Apr 9–May 14 Tu May 21–Jun 25 Tu Jul 2–Aug 6 Tu Aug 13–Sep 17

6/$54 or Drop-in $12 7–8 pm 7–8 pm 7–8 pm 7–8 pm

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) HIIT is a total-body, heart-pumping, aerobic and strength conditioning workout. This interval-based class begins with a full body warm-up, 3-4 segments of multi-level strength/cardio training, and finishes with cool down and stretch. We will be outdoors whenever possible. Modifications are provided, great for all fitness levels. Oaklands Community Centre Tu Apr 23–May 28 Tu Jun 4–Jul 9 Tu Jul 16–Aug 20 Tu Aug 27–Oct 1

6/$54 or Drop-in $12 6–7pm 6–7pm 6–7pm 6–7pm

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 Th Apr 4–Oct 10

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Adult Programs Pilates

Pilates is a whole body workout that develops long, lean, and toned muscles. Join us to develop core strength, flexibility, and balance in this safe and accessible class. Learn to become aware of breathing patterns and spinal alignment while engaging the deep muscles of your core. Modifications for beginner and intermediate students provided. Oaklands Community Centre W Apr 10–May 15 W May 22–Jun 26

6/$54 or Drop-in $12 6–7 pm 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 Th Apr 25–May 30 Th Jun 6–Jul 11 Th Jul 18–Aug 22 Th Aug 29–Oct 3

6/$54 or Drop-in $12 6–7pm 6–7pm 6–7pm 6–7pm

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 Sa Apr 13–Jun 22 8–9 am *No class Apr 20, May 11 & May 18

Strength & Stretch

In this 45 minute class, we use small weights, bands and balls to strengthen muscles. We then spend time to ensure that each muscle group is stretched out. These exercises increase strength, balance, and flexibility; which increases your ability to walk and move with greater ease and certainty. This class can be done sitting and standing. Free trial class on Wednesday, April 3. Instructor: Helen Dougherty Oaklands Community Centre W Apr 10–May 15 W May 22–Jun 26

6/$48 or Drop-in $12 11–11:45 am 11–11:45 am

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. This is a fitness class you will not want to miss! Oaklands Community Centre M Apr 15–Jun 24 *No class Apr 22 & May 20

9/$81 or Drop-in $12 6:15–7:15 pm

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Adult Programs Languages

Spanish for Beginners II

French for Beginners This class is for students who are new to French or who have forgotten much of their high school French. Lessons will provide activities using all four bases for learning a second language – speaking, listening, reading and writing. Classes are interactive and students will be speaking French and participating in games, dialogue and group activities. Textbooks Méthode + Cahier Tendances A1 required (available at the start of classes for $80). Oaklands Neighbourhood House 10/$150 Tu Apr 16–Jun 18 7–8:30pm

Italian for Travelers This class is perfect for anyone planning to visit Italy 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 W Apr 10–May 29 W Jun 5–Jul 24 W Jul 31–Sep 18

This course is for those with previous knowledge of Spanish. Further develop your proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing in a fun and interactive environment. Oaklands Neighbourhood House 10/$100 Th Jun 27–Aug 29 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 Th Apr 11–May 30 Th Jun 6–Jul 25 Th Aug 1–Sep 19

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Spanish for Beginners I This introductory course is for those with little or no knowledge of Spanish. Learn the fundamental elements of the Spanish language including grammar, pronunciation, reading, writing and common expressions in a fun and interactive environment. Oaklands Neighbourhood House 10/$100 Th Apr 18–Jun 20 6–7 pm

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Community Book Club Join us the first Tuesday of each month to meet others who enjoy reading, share ideas, have lively conversations and make new friends. Everyone welcome. Coffee and tea provided. Visit our website at www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com for monthly book selection. No book club in July & August. Oaklands Neighbourhood House Tu Apr 2 Tu May 7 Tu Jun 4 Tu Sep 3

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In this interactive workshop you’ll learn simple ways to make your own natural toothpaste and deodorant. Choose the scent of your products and take samples home with you! Please bring clean glass jars or an empty deodorant container. Oaklands Community Centre Sa Mar 30

1/$20 10:30–11:30 am

Garry Oak Tree Care An informative session on how to look after your Garry Oak trees with guest speaker, arborist Jeremy Gye. Hosted by the Oaklands Parks Committee Speaker Series. Jeremy will share his thoughts and experience on this topic, including managing the risk of tree failure as oaks age, managing drought stress, mulching, pest control, and establishing young oaks. A question and answer session and discussion of oak woodland gardens will follow. Oaklands Neighbourhood House 1/Free Tu Apr 9 7–9 pm

Healing and Restorative Herbs Did you know that herbs can boost your health and improve your overall well-being? In this three 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 and a handy herb guide! Instructor: Helen Dougherty Oaklands Neighbourhood House 1/$30 M Jun 3 6–9 pm

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Adult Programs Shiatsu Workshop Series

Shiatsu is a Japanese manual therapy that combines Traditional Chinese Medicine, indigenous Japanese massage, and Western anatomy and physiology. In this series of 4-hour workshops, we will cover basic techniques and proper posture for working with a client in one of four different positions. Register for $55 per session or $200 for all four. Instructor: James Thompson, RST Introduction and Prone Position In this workshop, we will cover the basics of applying shiatsu pressure, as well as maintaining appropriate posture. We will learn how to give a treatment to a receiver lying face down, working on the back, hips, arms, and legs.

Vision Workshop

Do you want to discover your true dream or purpose? Would you like to eliminate fear, doubt and worry and move toward your goals with confidence? If these questions resonate with you then you are going to love this seminar! You will learn to harness your life’s purpose and find the prosperity you deserve. Instructor: Helen Dougherty Oaklands Community Centre Sa Apr 27

1/$25 12–3 pm

Oaklands Neighbourhood House 1/$55 Su Jun 2 1–5 pm Side Position After a brief review of shiatsu pressure and posture, we will learn how to give a treatment to a receiver lying on their side. We will work on the neck and shoulder, lower back and hips, and the sides of the legs. Oaklands Neighbourhood House 1/$55 Su Jun 9 1–5 pm Supine Position This workshop will cover shiatsu techniques for receivers lying on their back. We will work on the arms and the front of the legs, and we will learn a number of stretches and mobilizations for the legs and shoulders. Oaklands Neighbourhood House 1/$55 Su Jun 16 1–5 pm Seated Position and Review In the final session, we will learn how to treat a receiver who is sitting down. We will cover shiatsu techniques for the neck, back, and arms, as well as a series of stretches for the arms and shoulders. We will end with a review of the material covered in previous sessions.

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Adult Programs 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 M Apr 29–Jun 10 7:45–9 pm M Jun 17–Sep 9 7:45–9 pm *No class May 20, Jul 1, Jul 8, Jul 15, Aug 5, Aug 12, Aug 19 & Sep 2

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 or anyone wanting a slowerpaced 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 7/$63 or Drop-in $12 F Apr 26–Jun 21 12:30–1:30 pm *No class May 17 & May 24

Gentle Yoga

Learn the basics of yoga, improve your balance, strengthen your core and increase your overall body strength! Leave class feeling relaxed and focused. 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 6/$54 or Drop-in $12 M Apr 1–May 13 12:15–1:30 pm *No class Apr 22 W Apr 3–May 8 9:30–10:45 am W May 15–Jun 26 9:30–10:45 am *No class May 22 Oaklands Community Centre 5/$45 or Drop-in $12 M May 27–Jun 24 12:15–1:30 pm

Gentle Yoga outdoors 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. Drop-in only, weather dependent. Instructor: Tanya Roberts Oaklands Community Centre W Jul 17–Aug 28

Drop-in/$12 9:30–10:45 am

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Adult Programs Hatha Yoga

A 60 minute class focused on body awareness, safe alignment, and a strong mind-body connection. Designed to cultivate balance, strength, mobility, and joint stability in your body. Oaklands Neighbourhood House 6/$54 or Drop-in $12 Th Apr 11–May 16 6–7 pm Th May 23–Jun 27 6–7 pm Th Jul 4–Aug 8 6–7 pm Th Aug 15–Sep 19 6–7 pm Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 or Drop-in $12 Su Apr 14–Jun 2 10–11:15 am Su Jun 9–Jul 21 10–11:15 am Su Jul 28–Sep 15 10–11:15 am *No class Apr 21, May 19, Jun 30, Aug 4 & Sep 1

Prenatal Yoga

This friendly, supportive class includes safe and gentle movements to prepare your body for birth. Focus is placed on strengthening deep core muscles, releasing tension and rejuvenating your entire body. Gentle asanas will benefit your spine, uterus and pelvic floor and increase overall comfort. Connect with other moms-to-be in your community in this popular class. All levels welcome. Instructor: Angela McMillan, prenatal certified Oaklands Community Centre 4/$36 or Drop-in $12 Th Apr 11–May 2 7:30–8:30 pm Th May 9–May 30 7:30–8:30 pm Th Jun 6–Jun 27 7:30–8:30 pm

Mom & Baby Yoga This class allows moms and babies up to 9 months the opportunity to make the most of this precious time in life. You’ll have the chance to stretch, move, and relax while spending time together. This class allows parents to focus on baby when necessary while also having time to focus on oneself. Find music, laughter, massage, and stretching in this enjoyable class. Instructor: Jenny Hindley Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 or Drop-in $12 Th Apr 4–May 9 12–1 pm Th May 16–Jun 20 12–1 pm

Power Flow Yoga Linking breath with movement, this class is fun and challenging. We will flow from one posture to another while we cultivate strength, balance, focus and flexibility. You will leave feeling warm and energized! Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 or Drop-in $12 W Apr 10–May 15 8:15–9:15 pm W May 22–Jun 26 8:15–9:15 pm

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 Th May 10–Jun 20 7:30–8:45 pm

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Adult Programs Grow Your Practice Workshop Series

Join Tanya of Divine Song Yoga to explore a variety of speciality yoga classes to improve and align your mind, body, and soul. All levels welcome. Each class will include a short discussion, guided practice, and take home exercises. Register for $40 per class or $140 for all four. Yoga for Gardeners Learn how yoga can help ease the aches and pains associated with gardening. Workshop includes a discussion summarizing how yoga can increase the stamina, strength, and flexibility needed for working in the garden, a guided yoga practice targeting the common achy areas associated with gardening, and a handout outlining things you can do at home. Oaklands Community Centre Sa Apr 27

1/$40 1–3 pm

Therapeutic Yoga for Anxiety and Insomnia Discover how yoga can help alleviate the discomforts of anxiety and insomnia. Workshop includes a discussion outlining how and why yoga is useful for both anxiety and insomnia, a guided yoga practice specifically designed for anxiety and insomnia, a handout containing simple practices you can do at home, and a recording of a guided relaxation practice. Oaklands Community Centre Sa May 4

1/$40 1–3 pm

Therapeutic Yoga for Allergies Learn how simple yoga practices can help ease allergies and boost the health of your immune system. Workshop includes a discussion summarizing how and why yoga practices may help, a guided yoga practice specific for allergies and immune system health, and a handout containing simple practices you can do at home. Oaklands Community Centre Sa Jun 1

Therapeutic Yoga for Digestion Learn how simple yoga practices can help boost the health and function of your digestive system. Workshop includes a discussion summarizing how and why yoga practices may help, a guided yoga practice specifically for digestive support and health, and a handout containing simple practices you can do at home. Oaklands Community Centre Sa Jun 8

1/$40 1–3 pm

Instructor Bio

Tanya Gita Roberts has been practicing yoga for almost 20 years. Her practice began as a way to manage stress and anxiety and now influences all aspects of her life. Tanya completed her 200 hour training at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga in 2011 and 500 hour training at the Mount Madonna Centre in 2014. She is in the process of completing her 800 hour Yoga Therapy (IAYT) certification. Tanya’s teaching style draws on her background in Classical Ashtanga, Hatha, and Yoga Therapy. She is passionate about creating a safe, inclusive space that welcomes every body. Her gentle approach links movement, meditation, and breath to cultivate deep inner connection and overall well-being. Her classes are grounding, relaxing, and rejuvenating for body, mind, and spirit. Tanya lives in Oaklands with her husband Brent and their two hounds. She has facilitated Gentle Yoga and Bedtime Yoga at Oaklands Community Centre since 2013 and Chair Yoga since 2018.

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55+ Programs Drop-in Cards & Games

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for coffee, conversations, and casual games. Enjoy our collection of cards and games and meet others in your community. All supplies, coffee, and tea provided. Oaklands Community Centre Tu Apr 16–Jun 25

Drop-in $2 12–2 pm

Line Dancing Learn basic line dancing to some great tunes. Line dancing is great exercise for your body and mind. Learn the techniques and steps that you’ll 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 Th Apr 4–Apr 25 Th May 2–May 23 Th May 30–Jun 20

4/$20 1–2 pm 1–2 pm 1–2 pm

Oaklands Social Walking Group

A community-based social walking group for those interested in increasing their physical activity 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 uneven pavement. Oaklands Community Centre Th Apr 4–Oct 11

Drop-in/Free 9–10:30 am

Strength & Stretch In this 45 minute class, we use small weights, bands and balls to strengthen muscles. We then spend time to ensure that each muscle group is stretched out. These exercises increase strength, balance, and flexibility; which increases your ability to walk and move with greater ease and certainty. This class can be done sitting and standing. Free trial class on Wednesday, April 3. Instructor: Helen Dougherty Oaklands Community Centre W Apr 10–May 15 W May 22–Jun 26

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Special Events Community Dinner & Games Night Come join us for a community centred evening the last Sunday of the month except July, August, and Communityyour Dinner December. Meet neighbours, share a meal, and have a laugh while playing cards and board games. All ages welcome. Oaklands Community Centre Su Apr 28 Su May 26 Su Jun 23

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Oaklands Street Party & Neighbourhood Garage Sale Day

Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 31, Apr 28, May 26 Jun 23, Sep 29, Oct 2, Nov 24

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

“Oaklandians” this is your day to host a garage sale at your home. Held in conjunction with the Oaklands Street Party at Haultain Corners, the Oaklands Neighbourhood Garage Sale Day is a perfect time to scour the Oaklands neighbourhood for deals and enjoy the surrounding festivities. No early birds please. Contact community@oaklandsca.com to register your house on the map. Oaklands Neighbourhood Sa May 11

Free 9 am–4 pm

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Special Events Oaklands Community Association presents:

Sunset Market every week!

Beer Garden

Live

Music

Artisans Fo o d Tr u c k s

gourmet food

AT OAKLANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE: #1-2827 BELMONT AVE Oaklands Sunset Market community association

@Oaklands Market

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www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com/markets

The Oaklands Sunset Market is a free, weekly community celebration featuring over 50 local food growers and producers, artisans, crafters, and body products, live music, and a space for the community to come together and meet their neighbours. The Oaklands Sunset Market is a community gathering place with a focus on locally made, baked, and grown products. Our goal is to provide a space for a vibrant celebration of local love through food, arts, culture, and inclusivity. We seek to engage our community and create an accessible, free gathering for people to come together and meet local food growers, producers, and businesses The Market runs every Wednesday from 4:30pm to 8:30pm from July 3 to September 4 at the Oaklands Community Centre #1-2827 Belmont Ave. 250-370-9101 to register for programs p.31

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All 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 p.32

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Community Services Used Battery and 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 Pick up 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 books are collected sorted, and distributed to young children (birth-5 years) and their families.

Get

VTAG Paint Out Kit at the Centre

your

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 the OCC 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 250-3811552. 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’s board of directors is comprised entirely of volunteers who care about the oaklands community

Andrew Lauzon

President

Harry

vice President

Kope

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, community markets and communications. interested in joining? contact our board president at: board@oaklandsca.com

Our Staff OPERATIONS

Executive Director

ed@oaklandsca.com

250-370-9101

Admin Support & Reception

reception@oaklandsca.com

250-370-9101

FACILITIES AND RENTALS

Facilitiy Coordinator

facilities@oaklandsca.com

250-370-9101

CHILDCARE

Little Acorn Care Centre Coordinator

littleacorn@oaklandsca.com

250-370-9103

Out-of-School Care Coordinator

osc@oaklandsca.com

250-370-9101

RECREATION & ACTIVITIES

Program & Volunteer Coordinator

programs@oaklandsca.com

250-370-9101

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & EVENTS

Community Development Coordinator

community@oaklandsca.com

250-370-9101

MARKETS

Markets Coordinator

markets@oaklandsca.com

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Category 1 Cleaning www.category1cleaning.ca

Sunset Market

Offering Commercial Cleaning Services to Greater Victoria

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

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At THE LOCAL GENERAL STORE at Haultain Corners

1440 Haultain Street Victoria, BC V8R 2J9 778 26 LOCAL (778-265-6225)

VICTORIA

SIDNEY

#103 1131 Oak Bay Ave.

2494 Beacon Ave.

250.595.6501

250.655.7171

you’ll find fresh produce and baking, cheeses and grocery products, all sourced as locally and sustainably as possible. We also offer general household, cleaning, garden and artisan products, supplies for children and pets, books, music, clothing and more.

Alix & Chris Harvey

Check out our our weekly “What’s for Dinner”

www.thelocalgeneralstore.ca info@thelocalgeneralstore.ca

recipes using in-season produce, as well as themed gift boxes for the gardener, chef or traveller in your life.

Groceries ~ Gifts ~ Dry Goods Your one stop sustainable shop

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Oaklands Community Association's Spring & Summer 2019 Activity Guide  

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

Oaklands Community Association's Spring & Summer 2019 Activity Guide  

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

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