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Fall 2018 / Winter 2019

Community Guide

@woolwichupdates Township of Woolwich

www.woolwich.ca


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Table of contents

Mayor’s Message....................................................................4 CAO’s Message........................................................................4

SECTION 1:

Local Government Township of Woolwich Council.............................................5 Committee of the Whole & Council Meetings...................5 Ward Map................................................................................6 2018 Election Information....................................................6

SECTION 3:

Building a Sustainable & Vibrant Community Engineering, Planning & Building..................................... 40 Engineering.................................................................... 40 Planning......................................................................... 40 Building.......................................................................... 40 Township of Woolwich Heritage Committee................. 40 Economic Development & Business Liaison and Support............................................ 41

Township Information & Services........................................8

Animal Control..................................................................8

Enforcement Services........................................................8

Cemeteries........................................................................8 Contact List.............................................................................9

SECTION 4:

Living in a Healthy Community Festivals & Events................................................................ 42

SECTION 2:

Lead an Active Lifestyle Registration Information.................................................... 11 Breslau Community Centre................................................ 12

Breslau Community Centre General Information.......... 12

Breslau Fall & Winter Program Information................... 13

Heidelberg & Maryhill Community Centre...................... 16 Leadership & Training Programs for Youth and Adults............................................................... 18 Woolwich Memorial Centre (WMC).................................. 21

Woolwich Memorial Centre Information....................... 21

Woolwich Memorial Centre Fall & Winter Program Information..................................................... 23

Woolwich Memorial Centre Aquatic Schedules............. 28

Recreation Associations & Community Programs.......... 37 Trails, Cycling & the Environment..................................... 39

Woolwich Fire & Emergency Preparedness..................... 43 Libraries................................................................................ 44 Local Food............................................................................ 44

Farmers Markets............................................................ 44

Foodlink Waterloo Region.............................................. 44

Local Farms & Farmgate Stands..................................... 44

Getting Around: Transportation........................................ 45

Community Carshare..................................................... 45

Grand River Transit (GRT)............................................... 45

Kiwanis Transit............................................................... 45

Region of Waterloo International Airport YKF............... 45

Advertisements for Businesses and Community Organizations begin on page ...................... 46 Cover photo by: Faisal Ali, Courtesy of The Observer

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Messages from the

Mayor & CAO Mayor’s Message:

CAO’s Message:

As the summer sky turns to fall colours, creating beautiful views throughout the Township of Woolwich, the strength of our community creates a horizon of opportunity, as we continue to grow and stay committed to our core values. I am once again pleased to share the 2018 Fall/Winter Woolwich Community Guide with you.

As we enter the Fall/Winter season of 2018, we are pleased to bring you another issue of the Woolwich Community Guide. This guide serves as a valuable resource for residents and visitors, allowing you to stay in touch with programming, events and services provided by the Township. Woolwich staff and Council remain committed to providing high quality, sustainable programs and services and this guide is a key component in achieving those goals.

Three of my goals when taking office in 2014 were to promote the positive things being accomplished by the Township, to help improve the image of the Township and to create an atmosphere of cooperation with my colleagues, with other levels of government, with our residents and wonderful volunteer base. We have so much to offer each other if we can work together. Woolwich continues to grow and expand. From new residential developments in St. Jacobs, Elmira and Breslau to the consistent industrial and commercial growth throughout the Township, Woolwich is certainly experiencing a number of exciting opportunities and challenges. While we continue to embrace the changes that come from these developments, what is most impressive is our dedication to preserving the small town feel and sense of community while “growing into the future”. In this guide you will find the contact information for your local politicians and Township staff. We are here to help you and listen, so be sure to share your thoughts and ideas with us. With the help of your insights, we can continue to maintain the sense of community that makes Woolwich home. Along with sharing your insights, we would also encourage each and every eligible elector to use their voice to vote in the upcoming Municipal Election. In October, Woolwich will be holding a modern Municipal Election in which residents will elect their new Council, School Board and Regional Chair by internet and telephone voting. For more information about the process or how to get involved, see page 7 of this guide. I encourage you to use this guide as a tool to get involved in the community, make a positive impact, and live a healthy and active lifestyle. From the beautiful countryside to thriving urban areas, there’s something for everyone in all of our communities. Everyone that lives, works and visits here today, plays a role in where we will be tomorrow and the future has never been brighter. Let’s embrace the fall and winter seasons, stay safe and take advantage of all that Woolwich has to offer.

In 2018, Woolwich Township has made a concerted effort towards becoming a more sustainable corporation and community. In May 2018 Council made the decision to invest in a Sustainable Waterloo Region membership in order to turn its sustainability interest into action. The Township will participate in the Regional Sustainability Initiative as a way to make sustainability commitments, collaborate with area leaders in environmental sustainability, and learn how to implement cost-effective reduction projects. The Township of Woolwich and Sustainable Waterloo Region share a vision of an environmentally and economically resilient community that prioritizes the well-being of current and future generations. For up to date information about the Township’s sustainability efforts or to follow along with the sustainability series, register for our eNewsletter visit www.woolwich.ca and click eNewsletter Registration. A new issue is released monthly and updates residents on everything from sustainability to community events and Council’s priorities and decisions. If you have ideas or concerns that you would like to share with me, as always, my door is open and I invite you to contact me directly, at 519-669-6002, via email at dbrenneman@woolwich. ca or feel free to visit our website to fill out our customer service survey.

David Brenneman

Chief Administrative Officer

Sandy Shantz Mayor

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Local Government Township of Woolwich Council

Township Council COUNCILLORS MARK BAUMAN (WARD 2) Phone: 519-465-8368 Email: mbauman@woolwich.ca Committees: • Remediation Advisory Committee (RAC) • Technical Advisory Committee (TAG)

JULIE-ANNE HERTEIS (WARD 1) Phone: 519-568-1209 Email: jaherteis@woolwich.ca Committees: • Downtown Elmira Business Improvement Area (BIA)

Committee of the Whole and Council Meetings The Council of the Township of Woolwich meets as Committee of the Whole in week 1, as Council in week 2, and has no meetings in week 3. The three-week rotational schedule is set at the beginning of each year. Any decisions made at a Committee of the Whole meeting are not final and must be ratified at the following Council meeting. Council meeting details, agendas and minutes are available on the Township’s website under the headings Township Services, Mayor and Council.

WANT TO SPEAK TO COUNCIL? Council is always interested in hearing from residents or

MURRAY MARTIN (WARD 3)

agency representatives. Before bringing a concern to Council,

Phone 519-664-1493 Email: mmartin@woolwich.ca Committees: • Regional Aeronautical Noise Management Committee • Breslau adhoc advisory committee • Sawmill reconstruction design committee for Bloomingdale

residents should attempt to have a staff member in the

PATRICK MERLIHAN (WARD 1)

when to register as a delegation, and other information helpful

Phone: 226-266-2432 Email: pmerlihan@woolwich.ca Committees: • Woolwich Healthy Communities • Political Director on the Ontario Municipal Water Association • Region of Waterloo team project member for Church St E reconstruction project

LARRY SHANTZ (WARD 3) Phone: 519-576-8559 Email: lshantz@woolwich.ca Committees: • Regional Aeronautical Noise Management Committee

appropriate department resolve the concern. If a concern still exists, you can contact a member of Council for assistance. They might recommend that you register as a delegation to address all members of Council at a public meeting. Delegations are given 10 minutes to speak; we can supply a laptop and projector upon request. Full details on how and to you as a speaker, is available from the Clerk’s Division by calling 519-669-6004 or available on the Township’s website under the headings Township Services, Mayor and Council. If you wish to register as a delegation, please keep in mind: • Delegations must register for the meeting agenda by 5pm on the Thursday before the meeting. • Agendas are published on the Township’s website by 2pm on the Friday before the meeting. • To speak to an item that is already listed on the agenda, delegations may register for the “revised agenda” until noon on the day of the meeting. • Delegations about personnel issues, enforcement concerns or legal matters are not permitted.

WOOLWICH COUNCIL 2019 – 2022

For more information, please visit the Township Services,

To find out who your representative is on Council after the 2018 Municipal Election, please visit our website at www.woolwich.ca

Mayor and Council section of our website at Woolwich.ca or contact the Clerk’s Department at 519-669-6004.

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Local Government Ward Map / 2018 Election Information

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STAY IN THE KNOW

Everything you need to know about the Township of Woolwich’s 2018 Municipal Election can be found on the Township’s website, Woolwich.ca/Elections. This will be the main place for election information and updates.

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The internet and telephone voting method has been used successfully by municipalities in Ontario for more than 10 years. This voting method allows the voters to access the voting process from anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, for as long as the voting period is open. Telephone voting is like telephone banking, where voters make their selections by touchtone phone.

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• Fast and Convenient - voters can cast their ballot from anywhere using a computer, smartphone, tablet or touchtone telephone, 24 hours a day throughout the voting period; • Reliable and Secure - internet and telephone voting has comprehensive security controls to ensure each ballot is secret and protected; Fall 2018 / Winter 2019


Local Government 2018 Election Information

• Accessible - whether an elector is away from the Township, suffering from an illness, or has difficulty getting to a traditional poll location, they may cast their ballot from anywhere with an internet connection or telephone; • Easy - the voting system is easy to use, but if you need help election officials are available at election help centers and by phone during the voting period to offer assistance; • Cost Effective - internet and telephone voting offers many benefits at a similar or lower cost to other voting methods.

GET INVOLVED You can get involved in local issues at any time by volunteering, staying engaged and sharing feedback with staff or members of Council. The Municipal Election provides even more opportunity for engagement and helping to shape your community like: • voting - the most simple and powerful way to make your voice heard • running for office - if you want the chance to lead and make decisions • supporting a candidate - you can volunteer or donate to support a candidate

WHY VOTE? Voting is a fundamental part of local government. When you vote, you are selecting representatives who will approve the laws and policies that determine how the Township and its communities grow and function.

WHO CAN VOTE? You are entitled to vote during the Voting Period between Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 10 am and Monday, October 22, 2018, at 8 pm if you are: • a Canadian citizen, • at least 18 years old, • a resident of Woolwich Township, or are the owner or tenant of land in Woolwich, or the spouse, of such a person, and • not otherwise prohibited from voting.

WHO CAN I VOTE FOR? • Voters in the Township of Woolwich will elect the following positions:

• Mayor (One to be elected from the entire municipality) • Townships Councillors • Ward 1 Councillor (Two to be elected) • Ward 2 Councillor (One to be elected) • Ward 3 Councillor (Two to be elected) • Regional Chair (One to be elected at large between the Cities of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo and the Townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich) • School Trustees for: • English Public School Board (One to be elected) • English Catholic School Board (Two to be elected) • French Public School Board (One to be elected) • French Catholic School Board (One to be elected)

HOW TO VOTE USING THE INTERNET OR TELEPHONE Step 1: You can check to see if you are on the voters’ list online or by calling the Township Office.

HELP CENTERS AND VOTER HELP LINE Need some help with online or telephone voting or accessing a computer during the election? Didn’t get your Voter Card or need help updating your information on the Voter’s list? For any questions about the upcoming election, please call 519-669-6049, email sgoldrup@woolwich.ca, or visit a Voter Help Centre, locations and hours of operation at www.woolwich.ca/elections. Vote from October 9, 2018, at 10:00 am to October 22, 2018, at 8:00 pm, visit woolwich.ca/elections or call 519-6696049 for more information.

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? CONTACT US Sarah Goldrup Council/Committee Coordinator Administration Office 24 Church Street West P.O. Box 158 Elmira, Ontario N3B 2Z6 Email: sgoldrup@woolwich.ca Phone: 519-669-1647 ext. 6004 Toll Free: 1-877-969-0094 Fax: 519-669-1820

Step 2: Everyone on the voters’ list will receive a voter information letter in the mail around the first week of October 2018. This letter will have your voter identification number and PIN number for you to vote.

Note: If you did not receive a voter information letter, you can go to any help center for assistance.

Step 3: Choose a voting method: Internet or Telephone. Paper ballots will not be issued in this election. Step 4: Go online or call the 1-800 number to log in to the voting system using the information shown on your voter information letter, make your selections and cast your ballot. If you have everything you need to vote, you do not need to visit a help centre.

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Local Government Township Information & Services

Animal Control DOGS AND KENNELS

The Township of Woolwich requires all dogs to be licensed and wear their dog tag. The Animal Control By-law requires that residents purchase dog tags before March 1st of each year for all dogs over the age of 16 weeks. Service dogs require tags, but the fee is waived. Dog tags give the peace of mind of knowing that if your dog is ever lost and found wearing their tag, you can save the pound fees and your pet receives a free ride home.

agree to provide your name as part of a court process. Complaints may be made by email, letter mail or by calling 519-6696009 Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Complaints filed without the complainant’s contact information will not be dealt with unless a public safety issue has been identified.

MOTORIZED SNOW VEHICLES (ATVS AND SNOWMOBILES) No person shall operate a motorized snow vehicle within any settlement area between the hours of 11 pm and 7 am any day of the week.

emergency responders. The winter parking ban is advertised in the Community Page of the Woolwich Observer, on our website and through social media in November of each year. The Enforcement Services Division commences ticketing in December annually without further warning. Overnight parking is not allowed at any time on main roads that are managed by the Region of Waterloo. Contact Enforcement Services at 519-669-6009 for assistance.

PARKING TICKET PAYMENTS

Dog owners are restricted to owning three dogs per property. Kennels must also be licenced and are only allowed on agricultural properties subject to certain conditions and annual inspections. For more information about where to purchase dog tags or kennel licences, please visit the Township Services, Animal Services section of our website at Woolwich.ca or call 519669-6009.

No person shall operate a motorized snow vehicle in or on the following public municipal lands: public parks, playgrounds, walkways, cemeteries, Township trails (unless the trail forms part of an Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs authorized snowmobile trail), or along a sidewalk situated along any road. This is to increase the safety of pedestrians on municipal property.

Parking fines may be paid at the Township of Woolwich Administration Building by cash, cheque or debit. A convenient drop box is available at the Township Office opposite Maple Street. Payment may also be mailed to the Council and Information Services Department. Questions or inquiries about parking tickets issued in the Township of Woolwich may be directed to our Enforcement Services Division at 519-669-6009.

CATS

SIDEWALK & ROOFTOP SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL

Cemeteries

Sidewalk snow removal within the settlement of Elmira is cleared by a private company under contract to the Township. The cost is levied onto residents’ tax bills. All property owners outside of Elmira must clear their sidewalks of all snow and ice within 24 hours of a snowfall. This includes all sides of property on corner lots. Ice on rooftops can also pose a safety concern and should be removed. For questions and concerns regarding Sidewalk Snow Removal, please call 519-669-6009.

The Township of Woolwich operates two active cemeteries - Elmira Union on Church Street West, Elmira and St. Teresa on Arthur Street, north of Elmira.

The Township does not regulate or control cats.

WHERE TO TAKE STRAY OR INJURED CATS OR DOGS Residents may deliver stray or injured dogs and cats to the K-W Humane Society at 250 Riverbend Drive in Kitchener (519-745-5615). Please call to make an appointment first and to provide details on where the animal was found.

Enforcement Services By-law Enforcement Services delivers professional customer service in a timely and effective manner when enforcing Township by-laws. Enforcement Officers operate primarily on a complaint basis, unless they see a safety issue, and work towards by-law compliance through education first, where possible. If you wish to make a complaint, you will be asked to provide your full name, address, phone number and complaint details that can be verified by an Enforcement Officer. Complainant information is kept confidential unless you

PARKING OVERNIGHT PARKING Between April 1st and November 30th, residents are allowed to park vehicles overnight on Township roads for a maximum time period of 24 consecutive hours. Do not park within 1.5 metres of a driveway access or within 9 metres of an intersection. Overnight parking is prohibited on Township roads between December 1st and April 1st every year. It is important to keep vehicles from parking on the road during this time for effective snowclearing operations. This enhances community safety and access for

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New to Elmira Union in 2018 is our first 48 Niche Columbarium.

GENERAL CEMETERY GUIDELINES AS PER THE CEMETERY BY-LAW: Visitors are welcome at the cemeteries daily from 7:00 a.m. to sunset • Children must be accompanied by an adult • Flowerbeds of annual plants only. Edging materials are not permitted • Containers or decorations are not to interfere with the care of the lot • No glass allowed • All decoration must keep with the dignity and decorum of the cemeteries • Township must approve all additions to the grave site For more information or to get a copy of the New Cemetery By-Law adopted in 2018 please contact: 519-514-7025 or jyoung@woolwich.ca Fall 2018 / Winter 2019


Local Government Contact List

TOWNSHIP OF WOOLWICH

Deputy Clerk................................ext. 6010

PLANNING

24 Church Street West P.O. Box 158 Elmira, Ontario N3B 2Z6

Accessibility.................................ext. 6010

Manager of Planning...................ext. 6037

Birth & Death Registration..........ext. 6009

Committee of Adjustment.... ext. 6040/6038

By-law Enforcement....................ext. 6009

Letters of Compliance (planning environmental history)................ ext. 6040 / 6042

Tel: 519-669-1647 Toll Free: 1-877-969-0094

Canine Control............................ext. 6009

woolwich.ca

Council Meeting Coordinator......ext. 6004

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

Crossing Guards..........................ext. 6009

2014-2018 TOWNSHIP COUNCIL Kennel Licensing..........................ext. 6009 Lotteries, Dog Tags, Parking Permits ....................................................ext. 6009

Mayor Sandy Shantz 519-669-1647 ext.6003 (office) sshantz@woolwich.ca

Marriage Licenses........................ext. 6009

Planning Inquiries........................ext. 6040 Site Plan Review................ ext. 6038/6037 Zoning Inquiries........ ext. 6040/6038/6037

RECREATION & FACILITIES SERVICES Director, Ann McArthur.......... ext. 7022 Breslau Community Centre..........ext. 8001

COUNCILLORS

Municipal Drains (rural)...............ext. 6010

WARD 1 Julie-Anne Herties 519-568-1209 jaherties@woolwich.ca

Parking.........................................ext. 6009

Building & Operations Supervisor ....................................................ext. 7024

Property Standards......................ext. 6009

Cemeteries Inquiries....................ext. 7025

FINANCE

General Inquiries.........................ext. 7001

Patrick Merlihan 226-266-2432 pmerlihan@woolwich.ca

Director/Treasurer, Richard Petherick ....................................................ext. 6013

Ice Rentals...................................ext. 7025

WARD 2 Mark Bauman 519-465-8368 mbauman@woolwich.ca

Tile Drain Loans...........................ext. 6016

WARD 3 Murray Martin 519-664-1493 mmartin@woolwich.ca

Property Tax Information.............ext. 6000

Larry Shantz 519-576-8559 lshantz@woolwich.ca

ENGINEERING & PLANNING SERVICES Director, Dan Kennaley.......... ext. 6028

Supervisor of Maintenance..........ext. 7007

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO)

BUILDING

Trails............................................ext. 7027

Accounts Receivable....................ext. 6000 Municipal Budget & Financial Planning ....................................................ext. 6013 Purchasing &Accounts Payable...ext. 6017 Water Billing & Meter Reading....ext. 6018

Chief Building Official..................ext. 6036

Chief Administrative Officer, David Brenneman...........519-669-6002

Building Permit Inquiries.............ext. 6042 Building Inspections........ ext. 6034 / 6035

Executive Assistant to CAO.........ext. 6021

ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS

Economic Development & Tourism ....................................................ext. 6020

Acting Manager of Engineering ....................................................ext. 6029

Emergency Planning....................ext. 6006

Locates Ontario One Call...1-800-400-2255

Human Resources........................ext. 6015

Parking & Traffic Design...............ext. 6041

Visitor Services & Tourism Inquiries ....................................................ext. 6000

Roads Maintenance & Construction ....................................................ext. 6041

COUNCIL AND INFORMATION SERVICES

Roads, Sewer & Water Inquiries (not Water Billing).......................ext. 6041

Director/Clerk, Valrie Hummel .................................................. ext. 6005

Sewer and Water Maintenance & Construction................................ext. 6041

Outdoor Facilities (Booking) ............................519-669-1647 ext. 7025 .................................... or 1-877-969-0094 Woolwich Memorial Centre (WMC) & St. Jacobs Arena Facility Supervisor ....................................................ext. 7048 Woolwich Memorial Centre (WMC) Recreation Coordinator...............ext. 7047 Recreation Community Development Coordinator.................................ext. 8002 St. Jacobs Arena...................519-664-3310

Woolwich Memorial Centre (WMC) ....................... ext. 7001 or 519-514-7000

Aquatic Centre....................ext. 7006

Fitness Centre.....................ext. 7011

TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY HALLS & COMMUNITY CENTRES Bloomingdale Community Centre ............................................519-741-9671 Breslau Community Centre......................... 519-648-9524 or 519-669-1647 ext. 8001 Maryhill Heritage Community Centre......... .519-648-9524 or 519-669-1647 ext. 8001 Lions Hall (Art Woods) ................519-669-5101 or 519-669-5171

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St. Jacobs Community Centre (Mike Leacy) .............................................519-588-5884

Grand River Hospital...........519-749-4300

St. Teresa Catholic................519-669-8843

Seniors for Seniors...............519-585-0845

Woolwich Seniors Centre....519-669-5044

St. Mary’s Hospital...............519-744-3311

TRANSPORTATION

Woolwich Youth Centre.......519-669-3539

Woolwich Community Health Centre ............................................519-664-3794

TOWNSHIP SOCCER PITCHES & BALL DIAMONDS Bloomingdale (Don Uhrig)...519-741-9671

Woolwich Community Services ............................................519-669-5139

Breslau................................. 519-648-9524

REGIONAL SERVICES

.........................or 519-669-1647 ext., 8001

Region of Waterloo..............519-575-4400

Conestogo, Floradale, Heidelberg & Maryhill ................519-669-1647 ext.7025

Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) ............................................519-621-2761

Grand River Transit..............519-585-7555 .................................. 519-575-4608 (TTY) Kiwanis Transit.....................519-669-4533 ........................................ 1-800-461-1355 Region of Waterloo International Airport YKF ........... 1-866-648-2256 or 519-648-2256

GOVERNMENT – GENERAL

GOLF COURSES IN WOOLWICH Region of Waterloo Public Health

Canada Post:

Elmira Golf...........................519-669-1652

Elmira..................................519-669-5501

Merry-Hill Golf Club.............519-648-2831

............................................519-575-4400 Garbage & Recycling...........519-883-5100

Conestogo Country Club. 1-888-833-8787 POLICE Beaverdale Golf Club....... 1-888-833-8787 Max’s Golf Club...................519-746-4653

Elmira Detachment, 13 Industrial Drive ...................519-653-7700 ext. 4319/4320 Waterloo Regional Police....519-570-3000

FIRE & PROTECTION SERVICES LANDFILL STATIONS Fire Chief, Dale Martin........... ext. 6023 Deputy Fire Chief, Dennis Aldous .................................................. ext. 6011 CEMC, Avril Tanner......................ext. 6006 Conestogo Fire Station, District Chief Arnie Gingrich.....................519-588-0588 Elmira Fire Station, District Chief Kieran Kelly..........................519-465-8122 Floradale Fire Station, District Chief Dennis Frey..........................519-465-8138

St. Jacobs.............................519-664-2151 Maryhill...............................519-648-9414 Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) ........................................ 1-866-296-6722

Cambridge Landfill Site.......519-575-4608

............................... 1-877-889-6722 (TTY)

Waterloo Landfill Site..........519-883-5100

Passport Office................. 1-800-567-6868

LIBRARIES

Service Canada (Social Insurance

Bloomingdale 860 Sawmill Rd. E. ............................................519-745-3151

numbers, etc.)................. 1-800-622-6232

Elmira 66 Arthur St. S...........519-669-5477 St. Jacobs 29 Queensway Dr. ............................................519-664-3443

............................... 1-800-926-9105 (TTY) Service Ontario (Health Card, Driver’s Licence) ............................................519-669-2040

SCHOOLS

AREA MUNICIPALITIES

Breslau/Maryhill Fire Station, District Chief Kevin Karley.........................519-465-8161

Waterloo Regional District School Board ............................................519-570-0003

City of Cambridge................519-623-1340

St. Jacobs Fire Station, District Chief Craig Hoffman.....................519-465-8166

Waterloo Regional District Catholic School Board.......................519-578-3660

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

Breslau Public School..........519-648-2242

City of Kitchener..................519-741-2345 City of Waterloo...................519-886-1550 Township of North Dumfries

Conestoga College..............519-748-5220

Conestogo Public School.....519-664-3773

University of Guelph............519-824-4120

Elmira Secondary School.....519-669-5414

University of Waterloo.........519-888-4567

Floradale Public School.......519-669-5193

Township of Wellesley.........519-699-4611

Wilfrid Laurier University.....519-884-0710

John Mahood Public School ............................................519-669-5153

Township of Wilmot.............519-634-8444

HEALTH SERVICES

............................................519-632-8800

Park Manor Public School....519-669-5183

MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

Riverside Public School........519-669-5417

Harold Albrecht, MP Kitchener-Conestoga

Community Care Concepts... 519-664-1900

St Boniface-Maryhill............519-648-2832

............................................519-578-3777

Family and Children’s Services ............................................519-576-0540

St Clements Catholic...........519-669-5271

Mike Harris Jr., MPP Kitchener-Conestoga

St. Jacobs Public School.......519-664-2272

............................................519-749-8874

Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) ............................................519-748-2222

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Registration Information

Township of Woolwich Registration Information Why wait IN LINE? Register ONLINE!

WHY REGISTER ONLINE? Convenient: flexibility to register and pay at your convenience, anytime, from anywhere. Easy 3 simple steps and you’ll be enrolled in the program of your choice. Saves Time In less than five minutes, you can setup your account and enroll for your program.

3 EASY STEPS! STEP 1: SET UP AN ACCOUNT Visit www.woolwich.ca/recreation and click on “Register Now” at the bottom, right hand corner. This will bring you to the ActiveNet client website: enter your information, and press ‘Submit’.

STEP 2: CHOOSE AN ACTIVITY Under the “Programs” tab select your category (you can choose from Aquatics, Adult, Youth & Breslau specific programs) Narrow your search using “Program Sub-Category” or any of the filter options located on the left hand side of the screen.

STEP 3: PAY AND RELAX! Pay using your Credit Card and your spot is confirmed right away. Please note that a small, non-refundable online convenience fee will apply.

Immediate! You know immediately if you have secured your spot.

FALL & WINTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION General Programs

Aquatics

P.D. Days & Camp Programs

Fall 2018

Registration Starts Aug 28, 6:30 am (WMC) 5pm (BCC) Online and In line Programs Run Sept - Dec Please check program listing!

Registration Starts Sep 11, 6:30 am Online and In line Program Runs Sep 29 – Dec 19 (11 weeks)

Registration Starts Aug 28, 6:30 am PD Days Fri Sept 21 Fri Oct 26 Fri Nov 16 Christmas Break Camp Dec. 27, 28, 2018 & Jan 2, 3 &4, 2019

Winter 2019

Registration Starts Dec 18, 6:30 am (WMC) 5pm (BCC) Online and In line Programs Run Jan - Mar Please check program listing!

Registration Starts Dec 18, 6:30 am Online and In line Program Runs Jan 5 – Mar 8 (9 weeks)

Registration Starts Dec 18, 6:30 am PD Days Fri Jan 25 March Break Camp March 11 – 15, 2019

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Breslau Community Centre

Breslau Community Centre 100 Andover Dr, Breslau, ON N0B 1M0 Tel: 519-669-1647 ext. 8001 Email: breslau@woolwich.ca

CUSTOMER SERVICE HOURS

EMPIRE ROOM RENTALS

Mon - Thurs: 5 – 9 pm Fri: Closed Sat: Closed Sun: 9 am - 1 pm

Beautiful open concept room with plenty of space for meetings, wedding/baby showers and family gatherings. Includes kitchenette with fridge, microwave and warmers.

The Breslau Community Centre has many rental spaces available for parties, baby/wedding showers, large dinners, corporate meetings and more! Tables and chairs are included with the rental. Visit www.woolwich.ca for more information and rental rates.

BOOKING DETAILS • A 25% deposit is due at time of booking with the balance due 3 weeks prior to the event. The facility rental will not be confirmed until the deposit is received. • A $200 damage deposit is required for all rentals. • Additional information for alcohol events is required. This information will be communicated at the time of booking. • Alcohol rentals require a minimum of $5 million Liability insurance Meeting Rooms are also available to rent.

GYMNASIUM RENTALS Large gym that can be divided into two with a drop-down divider. A great space to host family gatherings, sporting events and children’s birthday parties. Includes a large servery kitchen adjoining the gym.

To book the Breslau Community Centre or inquire about pricing, email breslau@woolwich.ca or call 519-669-1647 ext. 8001 during customer service hours.

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Breslau Community Centre

Breslau Community Centre Programs FALL 2018 / WINTER 2019 Pre / Post Natal Programs

Fall

Winter

Cost

Mommy/Daddy & Me Fitness (Under 4 years) This baby/toddler friendly class allows mom/dad to get a great workout & attend to child’s needs at any time. Each class provides a full body workout: cardio, muscular endurance, core work and flexibility.  Parents are welcome to exercise with babies in carriers, strollers or bring activities to occupy child on the go!

Mon, 11:30am -12:30pm Sept 24- Dec 3 *No class Oct 8

Mon, 11:30am -12:30pm Jan 21- Mar 25 *No class Feb 18 & Mar 11

Fall: $55 (10 weeks) Winter: $44 (8 weeks)

NEW! Preparing for Parenthood Planning a pregnancy and being pregnant are both exciting times. A time of change, growth, discovery and many questions. This free program offers info about healthy pregnancy and becoming a parent. Support people are welcome. This is a partnership program of EarlyON, Waterloo Region and Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services. For assistance with online registration call 519-741-8585.

Wed, 6:30 - 8pm Sept 19 - Oct 17

FREE Visit http://www.earlyyearsinfo.ca/preparing-for-parenthood. html to register.

Preschool General Programs

Fall

Winter

Cost

EarlyON Drop In, Stay, Play & Explore! Drop in and participate in a variety of developmentally appropriate, fun, and interactive learning opportunities geared towards children under age 6. Build connections with others while exploring play based learning with other families.

Wed & Fri, 9 –11am Sept 12 - Dec 14 *No program Sept 21 & Nov 16

Wed & Fri, 9 -11am Jan 9 – Mar 8 *No program Jan 25

FREE

NEW! Tinker Techies (4-6 years) With DIY projects appropriate for their age, participants will explore simple electronics, woodworking, 3D printing and more! Puppets, paper circuits and marble machines are just some of the projects participants will design in this makerspace program. Offered in partnership with STEM Lab Robotics. Note: Parent participation is required.

Mon, 6 - 7pm Oct 15 - Dec 10 No class Oct 22

Preschool Active Programs

Fall

Winter

Cost

Parent & Tot Gymnastics (2 – 3 years) This program is designed to develop gross motor skills in a safe and fun environment. Circuits and equipment will have participants swinging, jumping, climbing and walking on balance beams. Parent participation is required. Offered in partnership with KW Gymnastics Club.

Sun, 10 - 10:45am Sept 16- Nov 25 *No class Oct 7, Oct 28 & Nov 11

Sun, 10 - 10:45am Jan 13- Mar 24 *No class Feb 17, Feb 24 & Mar 10

Fall: $76 (8 Weeks) Winter: $76 (8 Weeks)

Children and Youth General Programs

Fall

Winter

Cost

Kids Night Out (5 – 11 years) Kids are invited to have a night out, so parents can have one too! Kids Night Out includes: crafts, sports, movie and popcorn. A pizza dinner is also included.

Fri, 5:30 – 10 pm Dec 21

Fri, 5:30 - 10pm Feb 15

$18/ Night

NEW! Lego Robotics WeDo (7 – 12 years) This program introduces beginners to the world of computer science and programming. Participants will learn the basics of programming, sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, computational thinking and more! Offered in partnership with STEM Lab Robotics.

Mon, 7-8pm Oct 15- Dec 10 No class Oct 22

Stay Safe! (9-13 years) Are you ready to stay home alone? The Stay Safe! Program teaches applicable and age-appropriate skills, while increasing and reinforcing a youth’s capacity to improve his or her own safety. This course includes how to stay safe at home and in the community, how to prepare, recognize and respond to unexpected situations, and first aid content. Participants will receive a take-home workbook.

Fri, 9 am – 5 pm Sept 21

Fall: $80 (8 weeks)

Fall: $72 (8 weeks)

Fri, 9 am – 5 pm Jan 25

$55

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Babysitting (11-15 years) This Canadian Red Cross course covers everything from managing difficult behaviors to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. This updated curriculum includes being a responsible leader, information on childhood characteristics and behaviors, injury prevention, caring for children of all ages, first aid, and the business of babysitting. Participants will take home a Babysitter’s Manual. Please bring a stuffed toy/doll to practice infant care.

Fri, 9 am – 5 pm Oct 26

Fri, 9am- 5pm Mar 11

$65

Children and Youth Active Programs

Fall

Winter

Cost

NEW! Martial Arts Movement (4-6 years) This program introduces activities and exercises specifically designed for early elementary school children. Martial Arts Movement is about fitness, safety skills, life skills, character development and FUN! The foundation built early on and practiced often is the groundwork for a lifetime of success. Offered in partnership with the Driftwood Martial Arts Inc.

Tues, 6 - 6:50pm Sept 25 - Nov 13

Tues, 6 - 6:50pm Jan 22- Mar 19 *No class Mar 12

Fall: $75 (8 weeks) Winter: $75 (8 weeks)

Karate (7-12 years) This program introduces basic martial arts concepts and movement to participants in a safe and fun environment. Participants will learn basic tumbling, stances, blocking, board breaking and no-contact sparring. Offered in partnership with the Driftwood Martial Arts Inc.

Tues, 7 - 7:50pm Sept 25- Nov 13

Tues, 7 - 7:50pm Jan 22- Mar 19 *No class Mar 12

Fall: $75 (8weeks) Winter: $75 (8 weeks)

Cheerleading (5-10 years) In this 8-week structured program, participants will learn and build on beginner level cheerleading skills including: tumbling, stunting, jumping, and dancing, as well as fun and games! This is a great opportunity for participants to work on motor skills while staying active and having fun. No experience is required. Offered in partnership with Cheer Sport Sharks.

Thurs, 5:30 - 6:30pm Oct 4- Nov 22

Thurs, 5:30 - 6:30pm Jan 24- Mar 21 *No class Mar 14

Fall: $75 (8 weeks) Winter: $75 (8 weeks)

Kindergym Gymnastics (4–6 years) In this structured program, participants will learn and build upon basic gymnastics skills, using circuits and stations. Offered in partnership with the KW Gymnastics Club.

Sun, 10:45-11:30am Sept 16- Nov 25 *No class Oct 7, Oct 28 & Nov 11

Sun, 10:45-11:30am Jan 13- Mar 24 *No class Feb 17, Feb 24 & Mar 10

Fall: $76 (8 Weeks) Winter: $76 (8 Weeks)

Jr. Gym-nastics (7-9 years) This program will focus on fun and the fundamentals of gymnastics, encouraging independence and will continue to develop strength, balance and self-confidence. Offered in partnership with the KW Gymnastics Club.

Sun, 11:30am-12:15pm Sept 16- Nov 25 *No class Oct 7, Oct 28 & Nov 11

Sun, 11:30am12:15pm Jan 13- Mar 24 *No class Feb 17, Feb 24 & Mar 10

Fall: $76 (8 Weeks) Winter: $76 (8 Weeks)

Youth/ Teen Open Gym – Drop In (8 – 16 years) Practice your shooting skills and enjoy pick-up games with your friends. Enjoy basketball, floor hockey, dodgeball and other fun sports and games.

Mon (Half Gym) Wed (Half Gym) 5 – 6:30pm Sept 10- Dec 19 *No Drop In Oct 8

Mon (Half Gym) Wed (Half Gym) 5 – 6:30pm Jan 7- Mar 27 *No Drop In Feb 18

$2/ Drop in

Adult General Programs

Fall

Winter

Cost (incl HST)

Walking Group Come join us for a walk, followed by a hot cup of coffee. The gym is available for inside walkers, or you may walk outside. If using a stroller, please ensure it is dry and clean. Runs year round except holidays.

Monday – Friday 8 – 9am

Monday – Friday 8 – 9am

FREE

Seniors Coming Together Every Thursday from 1 – 4 pm Community Care Concepts staff hosts “Seniors Coming Together”, a time of socialization and activities based on what you, as a senior, desire. Please join us in the Empire Room.

Thurs, 1 – 4pm Ongoing

Thurs, 1 – 4pm Ongoing

FREE

Community Care Concepts – Seniors Dining On the 2nd Thursday of each month, Community Care Concepts hosts a dining program that offers an opportunity to enjoy a hot meal while socializing with seniors in your community. Lunch is served at noon.

Thurs, 12 – 1:30 pm Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13

Thurs, 12 – 1:30 pm Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11

$6/ Person Call 519-664-1900 to reserve your spot!

NEW! Self Defence (Ages 18+) During periods of extreme stress, such as a physical or verbal assault, our body will react based on the fight or flight response. With proper training, you can equip yourself with the skills necessary to deal with threatening or dangerous situations. You will be taught to use your body, to defend yourself effectively. Offered in partnership with the Driftwood Martial Arts Inc.

Wed, 8 - 8:50pm Oct 3 - Nov 14 *No class Oct 31

Wed, 8 - 8:50pm Feb 6 - Mar 20 *No class Mar 13

Fall: $80 (6 weeks) Winter: $80 (6 weeks)

Quick & Simple Card Classes Create beautiful, handmade cards and paper crafts in this monthly workshop series! Save yourself a trip to the store the next time you need a card or gift! Workshop samples are at the Breslau Community Centre.

Thurs, 7-9pm Sept 13 Oct 11 Nov 8 Dec 13

Thurs, 7-9pm Jan 10 Feb 14 Mar 14

$20/ Class

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Breslau Community Centre

Adult Active Programs

Fall

Winter

Cost

Adult Drop In Pickleball A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn. Get active, meet people and have fun! This is an informal game of Pickleball.

Mon & Thurs 6:45 - 8:45pm Sept 6-Dec 20 *No Pickleball Oct 8

Mon & Thurs 6:45-8:45pm Jan 3- Mar 28 *No Pickleball Feb 18

$5/ Drop in

Adult Volleyball League Register your team for our 6 on 6, traditional style games. This self-officiated league plays for 10 weeks, plus playoffs.

Sun, 4 – 10 pm Sept 16 - Dec 9 *No Program Oct 7

Sun, 4 – 10 pm Jan 13- May 5 *No Program Feb 3, Feb 17, Mar 10, Mar 17, Apr 21

$495/ Team

NEW! Seniors Pickleball Club Pickleball is tons of fun and easy to learn. Two options of play allow participants to learn and advance their skills while staying active and socializing with others in the community. No experience is necessary, everyone is welcome!

Mondays, Sept 10 – Dec 17 Beginner/ Intermediate 8:30 –11:30am Advanced 1-4 pm *No Program Oct 8

Mondays, Jan 7 – Mar 25 Beginner/ Intermediate 8:30 –11:30 am Advance 1-4 pm *No Program Feb 18

Fall: $52.50 (14 weeks) Winter: $41.25 (11 weeks) $5/ Drop in

Adult Gym Drop In Practice your shooting skills and enjoy pick-up games with friends. Enjoy basketball, floor hockey, soccer, volleyball and badminton.

Wednesdays, 7:30-9pm Sept 12- Dec 19

Wednesdays, 7:30-9pm Jan 9- Mar 27

$4/ Drop in

Adult Fitness Programs

Fall

Winter

Cost

Full Body Circuit This strength-based class targets your glamour muscles: the booty, arms and abs. With fun music and high-energy, you can condition, strengthen and tone some of the biggest muscle groups. All levels of participants are welcome.

Wed, 6:30 – 7:30pm Sept 19- Dec 12 *No class Oct 31

Wed, 6:30 – 7:30pm Jan 23- Mar 27 *No class Mar 13

Fall: $66 (12 weeks) Winter: $49.50 (9 weeks)

Yoga This program is designed for adults who want to improve their activity levels and build strength, balance, mobility and range in motion. This class will include breath work, meditation, gentle stretching, balance and relaxation.

Tues, 8– 9pm Sept 25- Nov 27

Tues, 8 - 9pm Jan 22- Mar 19 *No class Mar 12

Fall: $55 (10 weeks) Winter: $44 (8 weeks)

Chair Yoga Flow A gentle Yoga program using a chair includes stretching, strengthening, breathing and relaxation.

Tues, 6:30 - 7:30pm Sept 25- Nov 27

Tues, 6:30 - 7:30pm Jan 22- Mar 19 *No class Mar 12

Fall: $55 (10 weeks) Winter: $44 (8 weeks)

Bootcamp Energize yourself in this high-energy interval training class. Intervals of cardio and strength training will help you achieve the results you’re after.

Tues, 8 - 9pm Sept 25- Nov 27

Tues, 8 - 9pm Jan 22- Mar 19 *No class Mar 12

Fall: $55 (10 weeks) Winter: $44 (8 weeks)

Family Programs

Fall

Winter

Cost

Gymnastics Family Fun Drop In (18 months – 9 years) Join KW Gymnastics Staff for a morning of gymnastics fun! Registration Required.

Sun Dec 9 10am – noon

Board Games Day Join us for a fun afternoon of board games. Great for families and friends.  Children under 16 require an adult.  Bring any favourite games you want to play, we’ll have others to try too. Hosted by the Breslau Recreation Association.  Email Bill at boardgamers@rogers.com

Sat, 1 – 11pm Sept 29 Nov 3

Sat, 1 – 11pm Jan 19 Mar 23

$4/ Person

Family Drop In (Half Gym) Practice your shooting skills and enjoy pick-up games with your family. Enjoy basketball, floor hockey, dodgeball and other fun games.

Wed, 5 - 6:30pm Sept 12 - Dec 19

Wed, 5 - 6:30pm Jan 9 - Mar 27

$3/ Family

Pop- up Family Storytime (2-5 years with caregiver) Families who read together succeed together! Join us to share fun books, songs, and activities with your little ones.

Wed, 5 - 5:30pm Dates ongoing

Wed, 5 - 5:30pm Dates ongoing

FREE

Pop Up Library Program Pop up library service will be available at the Breslau Community Centre once a week. Get a library card, pick up library holds, get assistance with finding materials, return materials and find out more about your library. Pop up play zones are also available for kids.

Wed, 5:30 - 8pm Dates ongoing

Wed, 5:30 - 8pm Dates ongoing

FREE

$5/ Child

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Heidelberg Community Centre

Heidelberg Community Centre Programs Heidelberg Programs

Fall

Winter

Cost (incl HST)

Yoga A program designed for adults who want to improve their activity levels and build strength, balance, mobility and range in motion. This class will include breath work, meditation, gentle stretching, balance and relaxation.

Tues, 6–7pm Sept 25- Nov 27 Thurs, 6-7 pm Sept 27- Nov 29

Tues, 6-7pm Jan 22- Mar 19 *No class Mar 12 Thurs, 6-7pm Jan 24- Mar 21 *No class Mar 14

Fall: $55 (10 weeks) Winter: $44 (8 Weeks)

NEW! Mommy/Daddy & Me Fitness (Under 4 years) This baby/toddler friendly class allows mom/dad to get a great workout and attend to child’s needs at any time. Each class provides a full body workout: cardio, muscular endurance, core work and flexibility.  Parents are welcome to exercise with their babies in carriers, strollers or bring activities to occupy child on the go!

Tues, 10–11am Sept 25 - Nov 13

Tues, 10 - 11am Jan 22- Mar 19 *No class Mar 12

Fall: $44 (8 Weeks) Winter: $44 (8 Weeks)

NEW! Zumba Get your heart rate up and have some fun in this aerobic class inspired by Latin rhythms. A total workout combining all elements of fitness; cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

Mon, 7:45-8:45pm Oct 1- Nov 26 *no class Oct 8

Mon, 7:45-8:45pm Jan 21- Mar 25 *No class Feb 18 & Mar 11

Fall: $44 (8 weeks) Winter: $44 (8 weeks)

NEW! Parent-Child Karate (7+ years) Exercise together with your child! Together you will learn self-defence and build confidence through traditional Japanese Goju-ryu Karate. Instructed by Dave Hoover, fifth degree blackbelt, Goju-ryu Karate, White Heron Martial Arts To register email: dave@whiteheronmartialarts.com

Tues, 5-6pm Sept 25- Nov 13

$96/ Parent-child pair To register email: dave@whiteheronmartialarts.com

NEW! Quick & Simple Card Classes (18+) Create beautiful, handmade cards and paper crafts in this monthly workshop series! Save yourself a trip to the store the next time you need a card or gift!

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm Sep 26 & Nov 28

$20/ Class

NEW! Stay Safe (9 - 13 years) Are you ready to stay home alone? The Stay Safe! Program teaches applicable and age-appropriate skills, while increasing and reinforcing a youth’s capacity to improve his or her own safety. This course includes how to stay safe at home and in the community, how to prepare, recognize and respond to unexpected situations, and first aid content. Participants will receive a takehome workbook.

Fri, 9 am – 5 pm Nov 16

$55

NEW! Babysitting (11 – 15 years) This Canadian Red Cross course covers everything from managing difficult behaviors to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. This updated curriculum includes being a responsible leader, information on childhood characteristics and behaviors, injury prevention, caring for children of all ages, first aid, and the business of babysitting. Participants will take home a Babysitter’s Manual. Please bring a stuffed toy/doll to practice infant care. Kids Night Out (5 - 12 years) Kids are invited to have a night out, so parents can have one too! Kids Night Out includes: crafts, sports, movie and popcorn. A pizza dinner is also included.

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Fri, 5:30-10pm Oct 19 Dec 14

Mon, 9am-5pm Mar 11

$65

Fri, 5:30-10pm Feb 22

$18/ Night

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Maryhill Community Centre

Maryhill Heritage Park & Community Centre Programs Maryhill Programs

Fall

Winter

Cost

Yoga A program designed for adults who want to improve their activity levels and build strength, balance, mobility and range in motion. The class will include breath work, meditation, gentle stretching, balancing and relaxation.

Wed, 10–11am Sept 26- Nov 28

Wed, 10-11am Jan 23- Mar 20 *No class Mar 13

Fall: $55 (10 weeks) Winter: $44 (8 weeks)

NEW! Mommy/Daddy and Me Fitness (Under 4 years) This baby/toddler friendly class allows mom/dad to get a great workout and attend to child’s needs at any time. Each class provides a full body workout: cardio, muscular endurance, core work and flexibility.  Parents are welcome to exercise with their babies in carriers, strollers or bring activities to occupy child on the go!

Wed, 9-10am Sept 26- Nov 28

Wed, 9-10am Jan 23- Mar 20 *No class Mar 13

Fall: $55 (10 weeks) Winter: $44 (8 weeks)

NEW! Step/ Tabata This Step/Tabata fusion class combines basic athletic step and muscle-strengthening together for a head to toe workout!

Mon, 7-8pm Sept 24- Nov 19 (No class Oct 8)

Mon,7-8pm Jan 21- Mar 18 (No class Feb 18)

Fall: $44 (8 weeks) Winter: $44 (8 weeks)

NEW! Quick & Simple Card Classes (18+ years) Create beautiful, handmade cards and paper crafts in this monthly workshop series! Save yourself a trip to the store the next time you need a card or gift!

Thurs, 6:30-8:30pm Sep 27 & Nov 29

Thurs, 6:30-8:30pm Date: TBD

$20/ Class

Heidelberg Community Centre The Heidelberg Community Centre is the Townships newest facility, built in 2017. It boasts lots of natural light in an intimate setting. Just minutes from the village of St. Jacobs this facility is the perfect spot for small celebrations or meetings. It is a fully accessible facility with access to a kitchenette and large fridge. Tables and chairs are included with the rental. To book the Heidelberg Community Centre or inquire about pricing, email customerservice@woolwich.ca or call 519-514-7000 or 519-669-1647 ext. 7001.

Maryhill Heritage Park & Community Centre The Maryhill Community Centre is a beautiful space to host a variety of family gatherings and community events. This facility is commonly used for bridal/baby showers, anniversary parties and small vendor sales. It is a fully accessible facility with access to a kitchen including two large beverage fridges, microwave and oven. Table and chairs are included with the rental. To book the Maryhill Community Centre or inquire about pricing, email the Breslau Community Centre at breslau@woolwich.ca or call 519-669-1647 x 8001 OR the Woolwich Memorial Centre at customerservice@woolwich.ca, 519-514-7000 or 519-669-1647 ext. 7001.

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Leadership & Training Programs for Youth and Adults

Leadership & Training Programs for Youth and Adults Program

Prerequisite(s)*

Fall

Winter

Cost

Stay Safe! 9 – 12 years old (Red Cross) Prepare to stay home alone

9am – 5pm Sept 21 (Breslau) Oct 26 (WMC) Nov 16 (Heidelberg) Dec 27 (WMC)

9am – 5pm Jan 25 (Breslau) Mar 11 (WMC)

$55/class Optional: $9/lunch option (WMC only)

Babysitting Course (Red Cross)

9am – 5pm Sept 21 (WMC) Oct 26 (Breslau) Nov 16 (WMC)

9am – 5pm Jan 25 (WMC) Mar 11 (Heidelberg)

$65/class Optional: $9/lunch option (WMC only)

9am – 5pm Feb 9 – 10

$137.61 Manual: $16.70

Leadership Programs

11 – 16 years old

First Aid Programs at the WMC LSS Standard First Aid

12 years old

9am – 5pm Nov 17 – 18

Recert – LSS Standard First Aid

Last first aid course must be a LSS full course (2 days), within 3 years

Sun 9am – 5pm Dec 15

$78.58

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON LEADERSHIP & TRAINING PROGRAMS: Course Prerequisites

Please check course prerequisites before registering. Exceptions cannot be made, as they are mandated by certifying organizations and/or the law. Please bring a copy of all prerequisites to the first day of the course.

Attendance

Due to the intensity of information in these courses, 100% attendance and participation is required.

What to Bring to a Course

Please bring the original copy of any prerequisites. Course manuals and materials will be provided on the first day of the course. For aquatic courses, bathing suit(s) and towel(s) are required. Recommended: comfortable clothing, notebook, pens/pencils, snacks, lunch, water bottle.

Certification

Many courses have an exam session. To be certified, candidates must successfully complete all aspects of the course, at the discretion of the instructor and course examiner. This includes exams, fitness requirements & written tests.

Unsuccessful candidates are required to retake the full course, to build the required confidence Unsuccessful Completion of a Course and skills.

If you have questions about Leadership & Training Programs, please contact: customerservice@woolwich.ca

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Program

Prerequisite(s)*

Fall

Winter

Cost

Aquatic Programs at the WMC Bronze Star

8 years old; swim 50m, tread 2 mins

Sun, 5:30 – 7pm Oct 14 – Dec 2

Sun, 5:30 – 7pm Jan 6 – Mar 3 (no class Feb 17)

Resident: $128.11 Non-Resident: $145.75

Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid

Bronze Star OR 13 years old

Sun, 4 – 7pm Oct 14 – Dec 2

Sun, 4 – 7pm Jan 6 – Mar 3 (no class Feb 17)

Resident: $144.36 Non-Resident: $162 Manuals: $55

Bronze Cross

Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid

Sun, 4 – 7pm Oct 14 – Dec 2

Sun, 4 – 7pm Jan 6 – Mar 3 (no class Feb 17)

Resident: $143.10 Non-Resident: $160.74

Aquatic Volunteer Seminar

13 years old; Bronze Medallion

Thurs, 4:30 – 7pm Oct 4

Thurs, 4:30 – 7pm Jan 3

FREE

LSS Assistant Swim Instructor

14 years old; Bronze Cross

Tues, 3 – 6pm Oct 9 – Nov 13

Resident: 154.14 Non-Resident: 171.78

LSS Swim for Life Instructor

16 years old; Bronze Cross

Fri 6-10pm, Sat & Sun 9am – 5pm Dec 21 - 23

Resident: $239.78 Non-Resident: $263.17

LSS Lifesaving & Emergency First Aid Instructor

16 years old; Bronze Cross

Fri 6-10pm, Sat & Sun 9am – 5pm Dec 28 – 30

Resident: $250.04 Non-Resident: $273.43

Aquatic Supervisor Training

National Lifeguard or Instructor certification; 100 hours experience

Sat 1 – 6pm Sun 9am-1pm Sept 8 – 9

$103.50

Examiner Certification

16 years old; LSS Instructor Certification

Sun, 9am – 3pm Dec 16

$40

National Lifeguard Recertification

16 years old; National Lifeguard

Sun, 3 – 8pm Dec 2

Resident: $69.04 Non-Resident: $74.50

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Leadership & Training Programs for Youth and Adults

Aquatic Leadership BECOME A LIFEGUARD AND SWIM INSTRUCTOR! Swimmer 11 Completion of Swim for Life swim levels is recommended

Bronze Star For youth 10+ yrs old or who have completed Swimmer 11 (Optional Course)

Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid

Bronze Cross

Assistant Instructor (Optional Course)

Standard First Aid & CPR-C

Swim for Life Instructor

National Lifeguard

DO YOU LOVE SWIMMING? WORK WITH US AT THE WMC! Position

Prerequisites

How to apply?

Aquatic Volunteers A great strength to our swimming lessons is our volunteers! Assist with swimming lessons, learn about teaching kids and earn volunteer hours for school!

✓ Minimum 13 years old ✓ Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid

Sign up for a FREE Aquatic Volunteer Seminar!

Assistant Instructor ✓ Bronze Cross Assist swim instructors with teaching swimming ✓ Standard First Aid lessons. A great way to build skills before becoming a ✓ LSS Assistant Instructor Swim Instructor!

Email or drop off your resume. See Customer Service for more information.

Swim Instructor/Lifeguard A rewarding and social job that teaches lifelong skills and looks great on your resume! Teach swim lessons, lifeguard & make a difference in your community!

Email or drop off your resume. See Customer Service for more information.

✓ Standard First Aid ✓ National Lifeguard ✓ LSS Swim Instructor ✓ LSS Lifesaving Instructor (considered an asset)

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Woolwich Memorial Centre

Woolwich Active Living Memorial Centre for Everyone 24 Snyder Ave. S. Elmira, ON NEW Direct Dial Number: 519-514-7000 or 519-669-1647 ext. 7001 customerservice@woolwich.ca

WOOLWICH MEMORIAL CENTRE MEMBERSHIP GET INTO SHAPE! RECREATE!

BENEFITS OF A WMC MEMBERSHIP INCLUDE:

HOURS OF OPERATION

• Free Admission to Pool and Drop-in Programs • Free Admission to ALL Public Skates/ Shinny • ALL Drop-in Fitness Classes

WMC Building: 6 am–11 pm Fitness Centre: 6 am – 10 pm Walking Track: 6 am – 10 pm

MEMBERSHIP RATES (include HST) 12 Month...................................... $585.45 6 Month........................................ $306.32 4 Month........................................ $204.85 1 Month................................................$58 Student 4 Month............................... $161 10 Visit Pass..........................................$70 20 Visit Pass....................................... $128 Daily Pass..............................................$12 Single Visit..............................................$8 Corporate & Family rates are available ask at Customer Service!

Drop-in Activity Fees SKATING (WMC & St. Jacobs Arena)

SWIMMING Under 3

Free

Child / Youth 3 - 17

$4

Adult 18+

$6

FITNESS / GENERAL PROGRAM

Skating

$3/person

Drop in Fitness

$8

Adult Shinny

$7.75/person

Drop in Pickleball

$5

Family Shinny

$13.50/family

Pickleball Family

$10

(public, parent & tot, stick & puck)

Family (5 max) $15

*All prices are subject to change pending Township of Woolwich Council approval*

For more information or to rent space at the WMC contact 519-514-7000 or 519-669-1647 ext. 7001 or customerservice@woolwich.ca

WOOLWICH MEMORIAL CENTRE IS PLEASED TO BE HOSTING THE PROVINCIAL CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP! MEN’S RECHARGE WITH MILK TANKARD January 27 - February 3, 2019

WOMEN’S SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS January 27 – February 3, 2019

Please note that there may be limited parking at the Woolwich Memorial Centre and some programs may be cancelled for the week. Check woolwich.ca for updates. For more information on the Championships and how to get involved check out elmiracurlingclub.ca Like us on Facebook at Township of Woolwich | Follow us on Twitter @woolwichupdates |

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Skating / Shinny Dates will vary depending on ice availability – please call 519-514-7000 or 519-669-1647 ext. 7001 for more info.

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

Family Shinny

7:30am

Family Skate Family Stick & Puck

9:30am

9:30am

9:30am

9:30am

Noon Skate

12pm

Adult Shinny (16+)

1pm

9:30am 12pm

After School Skate After School Stick & Puck

SUN

12pm

12pm

1pm

12pm 1pm

9:30am

4pm 4pm

Public Skate

3:30pm 4pm

12:30pm (St. Jacobs Arena)

All skates and shinnys are 50 minutes Stick and Puck: All participants must wear CSA approved helmet including facial protection Public/FamilySkates: All skaters 15 & under must wear CSA approved helmets. Adult/Family Shinny: All participants must wear CSA approved equipment including head & facial protection. All children must be accompanied ON THE ICE by an adult. *NEW* Slice of Ice: Prime $163.35 Non Prime $91.95 Ice can be booked a maximum of 48 hours prior to rental.

Learn to Skate & Ice Programs NEW PRESCHOOL LEARN TO SKATE! Mondays, 10 – 11 am Woolwich Memorial Centre For children who are able to stand up on their own on skates and their caregivers. Contact customerservice@woolwich.ca or 519-514-7000 for information on dates and fees.

PD DAY 4 ON 4 In partnership with Grind Hockey Training Centre, these full day 4 on 4 Tournaments will keep your hockey player busy! Programs will run Sept. 21, Oct. 26 & Nov. 16, 2018 Watch for more information.

OUTDOOR LEARN TO SKATE! Learn to skate in the great outdoors at the beautiful outdoor rink in Conestogo Park. For more info contact 519-669-1647 ext. 8002

OUTDOOR ICE RINK INFORMATION There are many outdoor ice rinks throughout the Township for your enjoyment. These rinks are made possible with the assistance of volunteers who build and maintain the facilities. We ask that you respect and honour the signage and schedule posted at each rink. Please note that the success of our outdoor rinks is weather dependent. If you would like to become an outdoor rink volunteer, please contact 519-669-1647 ext. 8002 Breslau Memorial Park

10 Joseph Street

Conestogo Park

26 Evening Star Lane

Heidelberg Park

2915 Lobsinger Line

Maryhill Heritage Park Community Centre

58 St Charles Street East

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Woolwich Memorial Centre Programs PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS Active Programs

Fall

Winter

Cost (incl HST)

Preschool Gym Drop In (5 & under) Join us in the Community Centre to run, jump, play and have a blast during this unstructured time! We’re pulling out our fun sports equipment, for your enjoyment – balls, floor hockey, plasma cars and more! Parent participation/supervision is required.

Thurs 9 – 11 am Sat 11 am – 1 pm Sept 6 – Dec 22 *No program Sept 8, Oct 6, Dec 8

Thurs 9 – 11 am Sat 11 am – 1 pm Jan 5 – Mar 9 *No program Jan 31, Feb 2, Feb 9

$2.50 drop in No cost for parents/ guardians

Mommy/Daddy & Me Fitness Improve your fitness with other new parents while your child safely watches from their carrier. You will be guided through body conditioning exercises, leaving you feel energized for the day! Join us after the class in the warm leisure pool for water time. Please register parent, rather than child, for this program.

Mondays 10 – 10:45 am Oct 15 – Dec 3 *Class on Oct 22 is moved to Concourse Café

Mondays 10 – 10:45 am Jan 7 – Mar 4* *No class Jan 28, Feb 18

Fall: $56 (8 weeks) Winter: $49 (7 weeks) $8 drop in

Parent & Tot Aquafit An aquafit class for parents, and splash time for kids! This program is designed for children 6 months – 3 years, who can support their heads independently. Children will be seated in floatation seats that remain in direct contact with the parent.

Tues, 10 – 10:30 am Thurs, 1 – 1:30 pm Oct 2 – Dec 13

Tues, 10 – 10:30 am Thurs, 1 – 1:30 pm Jan 8 – Mar 7

$6 drop in

Creative Programs

Fall

Winter

Cost (incl HST)

KW Symphony Concert (5 & under) Pre-concert activities are free with enrollment! Tickets on sale at the door or through the Symphony website.

Sat Oct 6 10:30 am

Sat Feb 9 Sat Apr 27 10:30 am

Adult: $13 Child: $11

Active Programs

Fall

Winter

Cost (incl HST)

Zumba Kids (7+ years) Zumba Kids® classes are high-energy fitness parties that offer real results! Packed with specially choreographed routines & latest music like hip-hop, reggaeton and cumbia, Zumba Kids® classes increase focus and self-confidence, boost metabolism and improve coordination. Zumba Kids® classes make getting fit a fun family experience.

Wednesdays Oct 10 – Dec 5 6 – 6:45 pm *No program Oct 31; classes Nov 7 & Dec 5 moved to Concourse Café

Wednesdays Jan 9 – Mar 6 6 – 6:45 pm *No program Jan 30

$56

Learn to Dive (6 – 14 years) Learn to Dive is an exciting program for children age 6 to 14 who are comfortable swimming in the deep end and looking for an alternative to “regular” swimming lessons. We will work on the basics of diving, including jumps, form, and safe diving. No previous diving experience necessary.

Wed, 7 – 8 pm Oct 3 – Dec 19* *No program Oct 31 (11 weeks)

Wed, 7 – 8 pm Jan 9 – Mar 6 (9 weeks)

Non-Resident $151.80 (Fall) $124.20 (Winter) Resident $132 (Fall) $108 (Winter)

Karate – White Heron Martial Arts (8+ years) Build confidence, and learn self defense through traditional Japanese Goju-ryu Karate. Classes for adults and kids. Instructed by qualified blackbelts, including Dave Hoover, fifth degree blackbelt in Goju-ryu Karate. To register email: dave@whiteheronmartialarts.com

Junior Belts: Sat, 10 – 10:50am Thurs, 5 – 5:50pm Intermediate Belts: Mon & Wed, 6:10-7pm Senior Belts: Mon & Wed 5 – 5:50pm

NEW! Triathlon Teen Training Program (13 – 19years) Join us in the pool and fitness centre for coach-led training sessions! Improve your swimming, cycling and running technique and endurance in preparation for triathlons, competitions, lifeguarding and lifelong fitness. Note: Ability to swim at least 100m consecutively is recommended.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 3 – 4pm Oct 9 – Nov 29

YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMS

New Members Trial 2 months $25 / month

Tuesdays & Thursdays 3 – 4pm Jan 8 – Mar 7 *No program Jan 29 – 31

Full Session: $140 (16 practices) ½ Session: $80 (8 practices)

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NEW! Youth AquaMat Aquatic Fitness Program (13 – 24 years) Join us in (on!) the pool for this fun floating aquafit class! Participants stand, sit and move on floating mats in the pool, while participating in yoga, cardio and conditioning classes. This weekly class will be progressive, building on principles learned in previous classes. Spots are limited to 10 participants. For the first week of registration, the program is open to Township Residents only.

Sundays 8:15 – 9am, 7:15 – 8pm Oct 14 – Dec 2

Sundays 9 – 9:45am, 8 – 8:45pm Jan 13 – Mar 3

$96 (13-15 years) $108.48 (16-24 years) Preregistration required

NEW! Drop in AquaMat Aquatic Fitness Program (13+ years) Can’t commit to a weekly class? Join us for a one-time class to see what AquaMat is all about! Class will include safety information before the yoga, cardio and conditioning portions. Spots are limited, and preregistration is required. For the first week of registration, the program is open to Township Residents only.

Fridays 8:45pm & 9:30pm Oct 12 Oct 26 Nov 9 Nov 23 Dec 7

Fridays 8:45pm & 9:30pm Jan 11 Jan 25 Feb 8 Feb 22 Mar 8

$12 (under 16yrs) $13.56 (16yrs+) Preregistration required

Workshops

Fall

Winter

Cost (incl HST)

Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds! (12 – 14 years) Go Girls! is an opportunity for girls to participate in fun activities and engage in exciting discussions that encourage active living and balanced eating. The program also focuses on supporting girls to be happy with themselves. Facilitated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region.

Wednesdays 6:30 – 8 pm Oct 17 – Nov 28

Wednesdays 6:30 – 8 pm Feb 6 – Mar 20

FREE Participants MUST preregister

For Leadership Courses and Workshops, please check out the page devoted to Leadership and Training Programs for Youth and Adults!

Creative Programs

Fall

Winter

Cost (incl HST)

Baker’s Dozen (7 – 12 years) Do you have a sweet tooth? This is the course for you! This introductory baking course will teach you the basics of baking a variety of treats, such as cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and brownies.

Mondays 6 – 8 pm Nov 5 – 26

Mondays 6 – 8 pm Jan 14 – Feb 11 *No program Jan 28

$60

Ready, Set, Craft! (5 – 14 years) Create adorable papercraft projects in this artful class! All supplies included in the class fee. Parent support is required for children under 9 years. See the project ahead of time at the WMC.

Halloween Treats: Sat, Oct 20 1 – 3 pm

DIY Valentine Cards: Sat, Feb 9 1 – 3 pm

$20 / class

Class Themes: Halloween treats – Make 20 treats to share with your friends! Christmas cards & tags – Make 2 cards & 12 tags to decorate your gifts! DIY Valentine cards – Make 20 cards to send to your valentines!

Christmas Cards & Tags: Sat, Dec 8 1 – 3 pm

NEW! Tinker Techies (5 - 7 years) Participants will explore simple electronics, woodworking, 3D Printing and more to design their own project in this makerspace program. Puppets, paper circuits, and marble machines are just some of the projects to mention. Parent participation is required.

Thursdays Oct 18 – Dec 6 5 – 6pm

Thursdays Jan 10 – Mar 7 5 – 6pm *No program Jan 31

$80

NEW! Game Developer (8 - 12 years) Do you LOVE video games? This is an introduction to programming and game development, using Scratch Software. Learn how to program your own computer games by recreating the most popular games in history. No experience needed, all supplies provided.

Thursdays Oct 18 – Dec 6 6:10 – 7:10pm

Thursdays Jan 10 – Mar 7 6:10 – 7:10pm *No program Jan 31

$80

NEW! Underwater Robotics (10 - 15 years) This exciting program uses underwater robots to teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Youth work in teams to design and build a functional remote operated vehicle to tackle missions modeled in the pool! Topics include design, soldering, electricity, circuits, and waterproofing. During the 2 weeks on the pool deck for robot testing, participants do not swim, and are supervised by lifeguards. No experience needed, all supplies provided.

Thursdays Oct 18 – Dec 20 7:15 – 8:15pm

Thursdays Jan 10 – Mar 7 7:15 – 8:15pm

Fall (10 weeks): $115 Winter (9 weeks): $111

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PD Days, Christmas Camps, March Break Camps & Friday Kids Night Out

Fall

Winter

Cost (incl HST)

PD Day Camps at the WMC (5 – 12 years) Join us for a fun day program that includes swimming, skating, crafts, games and loads of ACTIVITIES! Lunch options available for an additional cost. Extended care is available from 8-9 am and 4-5 pm at an additional cost.

Fridays, 9 am – 4 pm Sept 21 Oct 26 Nov 16

Fridays, 9 am – 4 pm Jan 25

$44 / Day $9 / Lunch (optional)

Christmas & March Break Camps Are you wondering how to keep your children active and having FUN over the Christmas Holidays and March Break? Join us at the WMC for Camp! Participants will skate, swim, and play indoors and outdoors (weather permitting). Lunch options available. Extended care is available from 8-9 am and 4-5 pm at an additional cost.

9 am – 4 pm Christmas Camps: Dec 27, 28, Jan 2, 3, 4

Christmas Eve Cookie Caper Do you need a few hours to finish off your last-minute Christmas preparations? Drop your children off where they will enjoy a supervised morning at the WMC! Activities include Cookie Decorating, Skating, Games and Crafts!

9 – 11:30 am Monday, Dec 24

Kids Night Out (5 – 12 years) Kids are invited to join us a night out, so parents can have one too! Kids Night Out includes: 5:30 – 7 pm: Craft, or Games & Dinner 7 – 8 pm: Swimming 8 – 10 pm: Movie & popcorn

Fridays, 5:30 – 10 pm Sept 28 Oct 19 Nov 23 Dec 21

Birthday Parties!

Dates

$2.50 am or pm Extended Care 9 am – 4 pm March Break: Mar 11 – 15

*Skating unavailable Dec 27 & 28

$44 / Day $185 / 5 days $9 / Lunch (optional) $2.50 am or pm Extended Care $13 / child

Fridays, 5:30 – 10 pm Jan 18 Feb 22

$25 / night

Cost (incl HST)

Little Stampers Party (6 +) Please contact for availability Make beautiful papercrafts, and a 1 hour Party Room Rental! Options include Paper Bag Scrapbook, Decorated Journal, 8”x10” Framed Paper Art, or 3 Cards. Crafting led by an instructor, additional adult support recommended. Cost of Gameday insurance not included.

$25 / child

Preschool and Sports Party (6 & under) Enjoy 2 hours in the Community Centre, and use of our fun sports equipment! Balls, nets, hula hoops, pilons, floor hockey, frisbee golf and more! Cost of Gameday insurance not included.

Saturday Afternoons Sundays

$99.03

CHILLIN’ Zone Party (8+) Woolwich Community Services is throwing open the doors of the YOUTH CENTRE to host the coolest parties of the year! Enjoy 2 hours of unlimited use of Wii, X-Box, Rock Band, Pool and Air Hockey. Your party host will help with all game setup and play. Cost of Gameday insurance not included.

Saturdays, 1 – 3 pm

$170 Up to 10 children

Splash Bash Pool Parties Enjoy 1 hour of exclusive use of the pool and one hour of a Party Room rental for up to 50 people! Cost of Gameday insurance not included. Note: All Pool Rentals must adhere to our Swim Admission Policy.

Saturday and Sunday afternoons Rental times are based on pool and room availability.

Full Pool: $271.68 Leisure Only: $163.16

Min. 5, max. 15 children

Please email mhilborn@woolwich.ca with inquiries to book a birthday party at the WMC!

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ADULT PROGRAMS Active & Wellness Programs

Fall

Winter

Cost (incl HST)

NEW! Adult AquaMat Aquatic Fitness Program Ages 16 years and up Join us in (on!) the pool for this fun floating aquafit class! Participants stand, sit and move on floating mats in the pool, while participating in yoga, cardio and conditioning classes. This weekly class will be progressive, building on principles learned in previous classes. Spots are limited to 10 participants. For the first week of registration, the program is open to Township Residents only.

Sundays 9 – 9:45am, 8 – 8:45pm Oct 14 – Dec 2

Sundays 8:15 – 9am, 7:15 – 8pm Jan 13 – Mar 3

$108.48

NEW! Drop in AquaMat Aquatic Fitness Program 13+ Can’t commit to a weekly class? Join us for a one-time class to see what AquaMat is all about! Class will include safety information before the yoga, cardio and conditioning portions. Spots are limited, and preregistration is required. For the first week of registration, the program is open to Township Residents only.

Fridays 8:45pm & 9:30pm Oct 12 Oct 26 Nov 9 Nov 23 Dec 7

Fridays 8:45pm & 9:30pm Jan 11 Jan 25 Feb 8 Feb 22 Mar 8

$12 (under 16yrs) $13.56 (16yrs+) Preregistration required

The Great Brain Workout 55+ The scientifically-based, physical workout is designed to stimulate and challenge your brain. Whether you’re concerned about dementia, or simply wish to maintain your brain, this class is a fun-filled mental tune-up that teaches important techniques for preserving cognitive health as you age.

Fridays 9:45 – 10:45 am or 11 am – 12 pm Sept 21 – Dec 14

Fridays 9:45 – 10:45 am or 11 am – 12 pm Jan 18 – Jun 21 *No program Feb 1, Mar 15, May 10

$8 drop-in $4 for Senior’s Centre Members

BoneFit/Osteoporosis 55+ A safe exercise program, aimed at helping you stay healthy and reduce the risk of fractures!

Mondays 9 – 9:50 am Sept 17 – Dec 17 *No program Oct 8, Oct 22

Mondays 9 – 9:50 am Jan 7 – Jun 24 *No program Jan 28, Feb 18, Mar 11, Apr 22, May 20

$8 drop-in $4 for Senior’s Centre Members

Masters: Fitness & Triathlon Swimming A program for individuals seeking a gym alternative for fitness through swim training. The program is designed to enhance competitive swimming abilities, stroke techniques and personal fitness. Workouts range from high intensity interval training to endurance training. Coaches create workouts that will meet swimmers’ individual and collective needs. Some swimming ability and knowledge of how to swim a workout, including pace times, is recommended.

Tues & Thurs, 8:30 – 10 pm Sat, 7 – 8:30 am

Tues & Thurs, 8:30 – 10 pm Sat, 7 – 8:30 am

Oct 2 – Dec 15 (32 sessions) No class Oct 6

Jan 5 – Mar 7 (27 sessions)

Fall 11 passes: $90.64 22 passes: $169.95 32 passes: $230.72 Winter 9 passes: $74.16 18 passes: $139.05 27 passes: $194.67

Pickleball at the WMC A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn. Get active, meet people and have fun! This is an informal game of Pickleball, played in the Community Centre.

Mon, Wed, Fri 1 – 3 pm Mon 8 – 9:30 pm Wed, 10:30am – noon Sept 5 – Dec 21 *No program Sep 24, Oct 15, Oct 22, Nov 7, Nov 26, Dec 5

Mon, Wed, Fri 1 – 3 pm Mon 8 – 9:30 pm Wed, 10:30am – 12 pm Jan 7 – Mar 8 *No program Jan 28 – Feb 1, Feb 18, Feb 25

$5 drop in $2.50 for Senior’s Centre Members

Pickleball at Riverside School Riverside Public School Double Gym Recreational Pickleball coordinated by volunteers. Preregister for the full session, or pay $5 each time you drop in.

Thurs, 8 – 9:30 pm Sept 27 – Dec 20 (13 sessions)

Thurs, 8 – 9:30 pm Jan 10 – Apr 25 (15 sessions) *No program Mar 14

$5 drop in Fall $52 full session Winter $60 full session

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Tai Chi Meditate in motion through slow, graceful, flowing postures and breathing exercises. Reduce stress and enhance strength and coordination. Leave feeling peaceful, relaxed and energized!

Tuesdays, 12:15 – 1 pm Thursdays, 10 – 11 am *No program Dec 25, Dec 27, Jan 1, Jan 3, Jan 29, Jan 31

$8 drop-in $4 for Senior’s Centre Members

Gentle Yoga A gentle yoga class designed to increase strength, balance and flexibility. This accessible class focuses on mind and body.

Wednesdays, 8:30 – 9:15 am Sept 5 – Mar 6* *No program Dec 26, Jan 2, Jan 30

$8 drop-in $4 for Senior’s Centre Members

Adult Badminton Park Manor School Double Gym Recreational Badminton coordinated by Jo-Anne v. L.

Mon, 7 – 9:30 pm Sept 17 – Dec 17* *No class Oct 8

Mon, 7 – 9:30 pm Jan 7 – Apr 29* *No class Feb 18, Mar 11, Apr 22

Fall: $91 (13 weeks) Winter: $98 (14 weeks)

Adult Co-ed Volleyball EDSS Double Gym http://woolwichvball.weebly.com/ Recreational Volleyball coordinated by volunteers.

Tues, 7:30 – 9:30 pm Sept 18 – Dec 18

Tues, 7:30 – 9:30 pm Jan 8 – Apr 30* *No class Mar 12

Fall: $98 (14 weeks) Winter: $112 (16 weeks) $8 drop-in

Adult Co-ed Basketball Park Manor Public School Recreational Basketball coordinated by Bojan. All skill levels are welcome in this relaxed atmosphere. Mature teens are also invited. Team play such as passing, communication and defense is highly encouraged. For information, please email: woolwichcoedbasketball@gmail.com

Wed, 6:45 – 8:45pm Sept 26 – Dec 19

Thurs, 6:45 – 8:45pm Jan 10 – Apr 25* *No class Mar 14

Fall: $91 (13 weeks) Winter: $105 (15 weeks) $8 drop in

Sometimes great programs are canceled – don’t wait until the last minute to register! Programs require a minimum enrollment, and program decisions are always made in advance of the start date, to allow for adequate staffing and program supply purchase. Not the right program for you/your child? The Township of Woolwich will offer you a credit on your account or a refund, minus the classes that have passed. A $35 administration fee will be applied for all refunds.

Have a program idea that you would like to see at the WMC? Let us know via Facebook (Woolwich Memorial Centre) or by emailing customerservice@woolwich.ca !

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Pool Admission Policy

Ages 10+

Children 10 years and older may be admitted to the pool area unsupervised, although swimming with a buddy is encouraged.

Ages 6-9

Green Wristband

OK!

Green Wristband

Children between the ages of 6-9 who are swimmers MAY be admitted to the pool unaccompanied upon passing the facility swim test. A parent/guardian must be present for the swim test, and remain in the facility for the duration of the swim period.

Ages 0-5

Orange wristband

CAUTION

Must be accompanied at all times (within arm’s reach) by a parent or guardian at least 12 years of age while swimming. Maximum of 2 children for each parent or guardian.

Red wristband

STOP!

Must be accompanied at all times (within arm’s reach) by a parent or guardian at least 12 years of age while swimming. Maximum of 2 children for each parent or guardian.

SWIM TEST CRITERIA:

MERMAID TAIL SWIM TEST CRITERIA:

• Front Swim: 25m (recognizable front crawl or breaststroke with near horizontal body position) • Tread Water: 1 minute (vertical and stationary body position, with ears staying above water)

• Must complete Swim Test (without Mermaid Tail) before attempting the Mermaid Tail Swim Test • Swim with Mermaid Tail: 15m continuously, change direction, and swim 15m back to point of safety • Those who complete the test will be issued a purple wristband

Children wearing personal flotation devices must be within arms’ reach of a parent or guardian at all times. Those with a seizure disorder or other serious medical condition(s) should be accompanied by an individual knowledgeable of their condition. Please inform the lifeguards of any serious medical conditions you have.

Pool Admission Fees (PRICES INCLUDE HST) Age

1 Visit

10 Visit Pass

20 Visit Pass

40 Visit Pass

Child 2 yrs & under

FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE

Child/Youth 3-17 yrs

$4.00

$35.00

$65.20

$126.40

Adult

$6.00

$52.50

$97.80

$189.60

Family

$15.00

(max 5 people, each additional $2.00)

*Fees subject to change pending Township of Woolwich Council approval

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Fall/Winter Swim Schedule Program Aquafit

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

9 – 9:45 am 8:05 – 8:50 pm

9 – 9:45am 7:35– 8:20 pm

9 – 9:45 am 1 – 1:45 pm 8:05 – 8:50 pm

9 – 9:45 am 7:35 – 8:20 pm

9 – 9:45 am

Gentle Aquafit

1:30 – 2:30 pm (10 – 11am, Dec 18 & Mar 12)

Parent & Tot Aquafit

10 – 10:30 am (Oct 2 – Dec 11, Jan 8 – Mar 5)

Lane Swim

OCTOBER 1ST 2018 – MARCH 17TH, 2019

6:30 – 8 am 10 am 12:55 pm (3 lanes) 8 – 9:30 pm (3 lanes)

10 am–12:55 pm (3 lanes) 6:30 – 8:30 pm (3 lanes at 7:30)

6:30 – 8 am 10 am 12:55 pm (3 lanes)

12 – 1 pm

10 am – 2 pm (3 lanes)

PD Days 1 – 3 pm Sept 21 Oct 26 Nov 16 Jan 25 7 – 8:30 pm* *Toonie Swim

1 – 3 pm

10 am – 2 pm

1 – 1:30 pm (Oct 4 – Dec 13, Jan 10 - Mar 7) 6:30 – 8 am 10 am 12:55 pm (3 lanes) 8 – 9:30 pm (3 lanes)

10 – 11 am Family and Senior Swim (Lap pool only)

10 – 11 am (Lap pool only) 11 am–12:55 pm 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Masters Swim

8:30 – 10 pm

Christmas & Mar 11 March Break 1:15 – 3:15 pm

Mar 12 1:15 – 3:15 pm

Jan 2, Mar 13 1:15 – 3:15 pm

Modified Schedules

Dec 24 & 31 9 – 11am (Public Swim)

Feb 18 Family Day Swims

11 am–12:55pm

Sun

10 – 11 am

10 am–12:55 pm (3 lanes) 6:30–8:30 pm (3 lanes at 7:30)

Public Swim

Children must be accompanied by a guardian

Sat

10 – 11 am (Lap pool only) 11 am–12:55 pm

10 – 11 am (Lap pool only) 11 am–12:55 pm 6:30 – 7:30 pm

10 – 11 am (Lap pool only) 11 am–12:55 pm

8:30 – 10 pm

10 am – 2 pm

7 – 8:30 am

Fitness & Triathlon Training. See on page **

Oct 8 10am – 2pm (Public & 3 Lanes)

Dec 27, Jan 3, Mar 14 1:15 – 3:15 pm

Dec 28, Jan 4, Mar 15 1:15 – 3:15 pm

Annual Pool Shut Down for Preventative Maintenance: Sept 1 – 30, 2018 inclusive. Pool Closed: Dec 25, Dec 26, Jan 1

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Swim Lesson Fees Parent & Tot

Preschool

Youth

Swimmer 9-11

Adult / Teen

Private (Per Lesson)

Semi-private (Per Lesson)

$100.32

$113.85

$113.85

$151.80

$167.42

$42.41

$23.12

$87.23

$99.00

$99.00

$132.00

$145.64

$36.89

$20.11

Fee

$82.08

$93.15

$93.15

$124.20

$136.98

$42.41

$23.12

Resident Discount

$71.37

$81.00

$81.00

$108.00

$119.16

$36.89

$20.11

Fee Fall 2018 Resident 11 Weeks Discount

Winter 2019 9 Weeks

*Fees subject to change pending Township of Woolwich Council approval

TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL SWIMMING LESSONS Whether it’s your first time in lessons, or you’ve swum with us before, welcome! We offer aquatic programming to help keep our community safe in, on and around the water. This includes the Lifesaving Society’s Swim for Life programs, Swim to Survive, Learn to Dive, Advanced Aquatics, Aquafit classes, and recreational swims. Our programs are for people of all ages and abilities – you’re never too young to start, and never too old to learn! Learning to swim takes time and practice to develop the skills, techniques and endurance to be Water Smart. • Come ready to swim! Remember your bathing suit and towel! Bathing suits should not have built-in flotation, and you do not need to bring a PFD to lessons. For beginner swimmers, goggles can be a false sense of security. If your swimmer feels that they need goggles, they may bring them; although your instructor will encourage swimmers to be comfortable without goggles. • Shower before you swim. • Help us keep our pool water safe and prevent pool contamination. Please refrain from eating large meals before swimming. All swimmers are encouraged to visit the washroom before entering the pool; those without bowel control are required to wear a swim diaper. • Strollers are not permitted on the pool deck.

• Learning to swim is more than just swimming lessons. Practice swimming skills outside of lessons – join a family or public swim to reinforce what is learned in lessons. Ask your instructor what skills should be practiced, or refer to the charts posted in the pool viewing areas for a summary of each level’s skills. • Focus on SAFE and SUCCESSFUL. Learning to swim is a life skill, and it takes time. Allow your swimmer to progress at their own rate, and keep realistic expectations. Remember, learning to swim is about mastering the skills to be safe in the water, not about passing the levels. • Talk to your instructor & the Supervisor. Ask about successes and areas of improvement. Have a concern? Please let your instructor or the Lesson Supervisor know early in the session.

Please note that we do not offer make-up classes for missed lessons.

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FALL 2018 Swim Lessons

(11 weeks) Registration Opens: Tues. Sept 11th, 6:30 am

PRESCHOOL LESSONS Under 5 years Program

Monday

Oct 1 – Dec 17 No lessons: Oct 8

Tuesday

Oct 2 – Dec 11

Wednesday

Oct 3 – Dec 19

No lessons: Oct 31

Thursday

Friday

Oct 4 – Dec 13

Oct 5 – Dec 14

Saturday

Sep 29 – Dec15 No lessons: Oct 6

Parent & Tot (30 mins) (4mths – 3yrs)

10:30 am 5:30 pm 6:45 pm

5:30 pm P&T Aquafit: 10 am

10:30 am 6 pm

10 am 6 pm P&T Aquafit: 1 pm

5:30 pm

9:45 am

Preschool 1 (30 mins) (3+ years old)

10 am 10:30 am 4:30 pm 6 pm 6:30 pm

10 am 5 pm 6 pm

10 am 4:30 pm 5 pm 6 pm 6:45 pm

10:30 am 5 pm

4:15 pm 5 pm 6 pm

8:45 am 9:15 am 10:15 am 10:45 am

Preschool 2 (30 mins) (3+ years old)

10 am 4:30 pm 5 pm 6 pm 7 pm

10:30 am 1 pm 4:30 pm 5:30 pm

10 am 10:30 am 5 pm 6:15 pm 7:30 pm

10:30 am 5 pm 5:30 pm 6 pm

4:45 pm 6 pm 6:30 pm

8:45 am 9:15 am 9:45 am 10 am 10:45 am

Preschool 3 (30 mins) (3+ years old)

10 am 4:30 pm 5 pm 6 pm 7 pm

10:30 am 1 pm 4:30 pm 5:30 pm

10 am 10:30 am 5 pm 6:15 pm 7:30 pm

10:30 am 5 pm 5:30 pm 6 pm

4:45 pm 6 pm 6:30 pm

8:45 am 9:15 am 9:45 am 10 am 10:45 am

Preschool 4 (30 mins) (3+ years old)

5:30 pm 6:45 pm 7:15 pm

1 pm 5 pm 6 pm

5:30 pm 7:30 pm

10 am 4:30 pm 5:30 pm

5:30 pm 6:30 pm

9:15 am 10:15 am 11:15 am

Preschool 5 (30 mins) (3+ years old)

5:30 pm 6:45 pm 7:15 pm

1 pm 5 pm 6 pm

5:30 pm 7:30 pm

10 am 4:30 pm 5:30 pm

5:30 pm 6:30 pm

9:15 am 10:15 am 11:15 am

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FALL 2018 Swim Lessons

(Continued)

YOUTH LESSONS 6-12 years Program

Monday

Oct 1 – Dec 17 No lessons: Oct 8

Tuesday

Oct 2 – Dec 11

Wednesday

Oct 3 – Dec 19

No lessons: Oct 31

Thursday

Friday

Oct 4 – Dec 13

Oct 5 – Dec 14

Saturday

Sep 29 – Dec15 No lessons: Oct 6

Swimmer 1 (30 mins)

5 pm 6 pm 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

4:30 pm

4:30 pm 5:30 pm 6 pm 7 pm

4:30 pm

4:15 pm 6 pm 6:30 pm

8:45 am 9:45 am 10:15 am

Swimmer 2 (30 mins)

5 pm 6 pm 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

4:30 pm

4:30 pm 5:30 pm 6 pm 7 pm

4:30 pm

4:15 pm 6 pm 6:30 pm

8:45 am 9:45 am 10:15 am

Swimmer 3 (45 mins)

4:30 pm 5:15 pm 6 pm 6:30 pm

4:30 pm 5:15 pm 6:30 pm 7:15 pm

4:15 pm

4:15 pm 5:15 pm

8:45 am 9:30 am 10:15 am 11 am

Swimmer 4 (45 mins)

4:30 pm 5:15 pm 6 pm 6:30 pm

4:30 pm 5:15 pm 6:30 pm 7:15 pm

4:15 pm

4:15 pm 5:15 pm

8:45 am 9:30 am 10:15 am 11 am

Swimmer 5 (45 mins)

4:30 pm 5:15 pm 6 pm 7:15 pm

4:15 pm

4:30 pm 5:15 pm 6 pm 7:15 pm

4:15 pm 5:30 pm

8:45 am 10:30 am

Swimmer 6 (45 mins)

4:30 pm 5:15 pm 6 pm 7:15 pm

4:15 pm

4:30 pm 5:15 pm 6 pm 7:15 pm

4:15 pm 5:30 pm

8:45 am 10:30 am

Swimmer 7 (45 mins)

4:30 pm 5:15 pm 7:15 pm

5:30 pm 6:45 pm

4:45 pm 6:15 pm

11:15 am

Swimmer 8 (45 mins)

4:30 pm 5:15 pm 7:15 pm

5:30 pm 6:45 pm

4:45 pm 6:15 pm

11:15 am

Swimmer 9 Rookie (1 hour)

7 pm

4:30 pm

4 pm

10:45 am

Swimmer 10 Ranger (1 hour)

7 pm

4:30 pm

4 pm

10:45 am

Swimmer 11 Star (1 hour)

7 pm

4:30 pm

4 pm

10:45 am

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ADDITIONAL LESSONS Adapted Swim Lessons (30 mins)

Learners with different needs (Behavioural,Developmental, Physical). Lessons are taught with a maximum of 1 instructor per 3 swimmers. Participant profiles will be completed for each swimmer to better understand unique learning needs.

Preschool 1-5 Beginner Swimmer 1-2 Intermediate Swimmer 3-5 Strokes Swimmer 6-8 Teen* (13-18 years)

Learn to Dive (1 hour)

An exciting program for children 6 to 14 who are comfortable swimming in the deep end and looking for an alternative to “regular” swimming lessons. Includes the basics of diving; jumps, form, and safe diving. No previous diving experience necessary.

Wednesdays 7 – 8 pm

Adult / Teen Swim Lessons (45 mins)

Group lessons tailored to your swimming & water safety goals.

Tuesdays Teens (13-18 yrs)

Swim Basics 1 For those new to swimming – become more comfortable in the Swim Basics 1 8:30 pm water, including holding your breath, Swim Basics 2` 8:30 pm floating, deep water comfort, and treading water. You will gain confidence learning front and back crawl.

4:15 pm 4:45 pm 5:15 pm 5:45 pm 6:15 pm (45 mins)

Thursdays Adults (18+yrs) 8:30 pm 8:30 pm

Swim Basics 2 Building on the fundamental skills, you will work on stroke technique (front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, etc.), build fitness & endurance, and learn how to incorporate swimming into your fitness regime. Masters Swim Fitness & Triathlon Training

A program for those seeking alternative fitness through swim training. The program is designed to enhance competitive swimming abilities, stroke techniques & personal fitness. Workouts range from high intensity interval training to endurance training. Coaches create workouts to meet individual and collective needs. Some swimming ability & knowledge of how to swim a workout, including pace times, is recommended. Oct 2 – Dec 15 (no program Oct 6)

Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30 – 10pm Saturdays 7 – 8:30 am 9 passes: $74.16 18 passes: $139.05 27 passes: $194.67

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Winter 2019 Swim Lessons (9 weeks) Registration Opens: Tues. Dec 18th, 6:30 am PRESCHOOL LESSONS Under 5 years Monday Program

Jan 7 – Mar 4 There are lessons on Family Day.

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Jan 8 – Mar 5

Jan 9 – Mar 6

Jan 10 – Mar 7

Jan 11 – Mar 8

Jan 5 – Mar 2

Parent & Tot (30 mins) (4mths – 3yrs)

10:30 am 5:30 pm 6:45 pm

5:30 pm P&T Aquafit: 10 am

10:30 am 6:15 pm

10 am 6 pm P&T Aquafit: 1 pm

5:30 pm

9:45 am

Preschool 1 (30 mins) (3+ years old)

10 am 4:30 pm 6 pm 6:30 pm

10 am 1 pm 5 pm 6 pm

10:30 am 4:30 pm 5 pm 6:30 pm

10:30 am 5 pm

5 pm 6 pm

8:45 am 10:15 am

Preschool 2 (30 mins) (3+ years old)

10 am 4:30 pm 5 pm 6 pm 7pm

10:30 am 1 pm 5 pm 5:30 pm

10 am 5 pm 6 pm 6:45 pm

10:30 am 5:30 pm 6 pm

4:30 pm 5 pm 6:30 pm

8:45 am 9:15 am 10:45 am

Preschool 3 (30 mins) (3+ years old)

10 am 4:30 pm 5 pm 6 pm 7 pm

10:30 am 1 pm 5 pm 5:30 pm

10 am 5 pm 6 pm 6:45 pm

10:30 am 5:30 pm 6 pm

4:30 pm 5 pm 6:30 pm

8:45 am 9:15 am 10:45 am

Preschool 4 (30 mins) (3+ years old)

10:30 am 5:30 pm 6 pm 7:15 pm

6 pm

5:30 pm 6 pm 7:15 pm

10 am 5 pm 5:30 pm

4:45 pm

9:15 am 10:15 am

Preschool 5 (30 mins) (3+ years old)

10:30 am 5:30 pm 6 pm 7:15 pm

6 pm

5:30 pm 6 pm 7:15 pm

10 am 5 pm 5:30 pm

4:45 pm

9:15 am 10:15 am

YOUTH LESSONS 6-12 Years Swimmer 1 (30 mins)

5 pm 6 pm 6:30 pm 7:15 pm

4:30 pm

4:30 pm 5:30 pm 7:30 pm

4:30 pm

4:15 pm 6 pm

9:45 am 10:15 am 10:45 am

Swimmer 2 (30 mins)

5 pm 6 pm 6:30 pm 7:15 pm

4:30 pm

4:30 pm 5:30 pm 7:30 pm

4:30 pm

4:15 pm 6 pm

9:45 am 10:15 am 10:45 am

Swimmer 3 (45 mins)

4:30 pm 5:15 pm 6 pm 6:30 pm

4:15 pm

4:30 pm 6 pm 7:15 pm

4:15 pm 6:15 pm

8:45 am 9:30 am 10:15 am

Swimmer 4 (45 mins)

4:30 pm 5:15 pm 6 pm 6:30 pm

4:15 pm

4:30 pm 6 pm 7:15 pm

4:15 pm 6:15 pm

8:45 am 9:30 am 10:15 am

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YOUTH LESSONS 6-12 Years (Continued) Monday Program

Jan 7 – Mar 4 There are lessons on Family Day.

Tuesday

Jan 8 – Mar 5

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Jan 9 – Mar 6

Jan 10 – Mar 7

Jan 11 – Mar 8

Jan 5 – Mar 2

Swimmer 5 (45 mins)

4:30 pm 5:15 pm 6:30 pm

5:30 pm 6:45 pm

4:15 pm

5:30 pm

9:30 am 11:15 am

Swimmer 6 (45 mins)

4:30 pm 5:15 pm 6:30 pm

5:30 pm 6:45 pm

4:15 pm

5:30 pm

9:30 am 11:15 am

Swimmer 7 (45 mins)

4:30 pm 5:15 pm 7:15 pm

5:15 pm 6:30 pm

5:15 pm

8:45 am 11 am

Swimmer 8 (45 mins)

4:30 pm 5:15 pm 7:15 pm

5:15 pm 6:30 pm

5:15 pm

8:45 am 11 am

Swimmer 9 Rookie (1 hour)

7 pm

4 pm

10:45 am

Swimmer 10 Ranger (1 hour)

7 pm

4 pm

10:45 am

Swimmer 11 Star (1 hour)

7 pm

4 pm

10:45 am

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ADDITIONAL LESSONS Adapted Swim Lessons (30 mins)

Learners with different needs (Behavioural,Developmental, Physical). Lessons are taught with a maximum of 1 instructor per 3 swimmers. Participant profiles will be completed for each swimmer to better understand unique learning needs.

Preschool 1-5 Beginner Swimmer 1-2 Intermediate Swimmer 3-5 Strokes Swimmer 6-8 Teen* (13-18 years)

Learn to Dive (1 hour)

An exciting program for children 6 to 14 who are comfortable swimming in the deep end and looking for an alternative to “regular” swimming lessons. Includes the basics of diving; jumps, form, and safe diving. No previous diving experience necessary.

Wednesdays 7 – 8 pm

Adult / Teen Swim Lessons (45 mins)

Group lessons tailored to your swimming & water safety goals.

Tuesdays Teens (13-18 yrs)

Swim Basics 1 For those new to swimming – become more comfortable in the Swim Basics 1 8:30 pm water, including holding your breath, Swim Basics 2` 8:30 pm floating, deep water comfort, and treading water. You will gain confidence learning front and back crawl.

4:15 pm 4:45 pm 5:15 pm 5:45 pm 6:15 pm (45 mins)

Thursdays Adults (18+yrs) 8:30 pm 8:30 pm

Swim Basics 2 Building on the fundamental skills, you will work on stroke technique (front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, etc.), build fitness & endurance, and learn how to incorporate swimming into your fitness regime. Masters Swim Fitness & Triathlon Training

A program for those seeking alternative fitness through swim training. The program is designed to enhance competitive swimming abilities, stroke techniques & personal fitness. Workouts range from high intensity interval training to endurance training. Coaches create workouts to meet individual and collective needs. Some swimming ability & knowledge of how to swim a workout, including pace times, is recommended. Oct 2 – Dec 15 (no program Oct 6)

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Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30 – 10pm Saturdays 7 – 8:30 am 9 passes: $74.16 18 passes: $139.05 27 passes: $194.67

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Recreation Associations & Community Programs

Bloomingdale Recreation Association

Breslau Recreation Association

Heidelberg Recreation Association

BLOOMINGDALE PARK & COMMUNITY CENTRE

Email: breslau@woolwich.ca Website: www.breslau.org. Address: 100 Andover Dr., Breslau

Email: parksandrec.heidelberg@gmail.com Website: www.heidelbergpark.ca 2915 Lobsinger Line, Heidelberg

COMMUNITY EVENTS Sat Oct 27, 2018, 3 pm Join us for a friendly Halloween party!

Community Centre, Pavilion & Ball Diamond Rentals: Rentals please call the Woolwich Memorial Centre (WMC) at 519-504-7000 or 519-669-1647 ext.7001 or email customerservice@woolwich.ca

CHRISTMAS IN BRESLAU

Welcome to Heidelberg!

Sat Dec 1, 5 – 8 pm Join your neighbours for Christmas in Breslau! Horse-drawn wagon rides, crafts, pictures with Santa and cookie decorating!

COMMUNITY CENTRE

Email: bloomingdale@woolwich.ca Website: www.bloomingdalerec.ca 1031 Snyder’s Flats Road, Bloomingdale Rentals of community centre, baseball diamonds, soccer pitches, picnic shelter Call (519) 741-9671 Cozy hall for gatherings in a quaint village. Kitchen facilities are available. Email: Cindy at info@bloomingdalerec.ca or marciabshantz@gmail.com

BLOOMINGDALE E-NEWSLETTER Subscribe at: bloomingdalerec.ca

COMMUNITY EVENTS BLOOMINGDALE 42ND ANNUAL STRAWBERRY SOCIAL 2018 A BIG thank-you to all volunteers, donors and those who attended this annual event! See you next year: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

HALLOWEEN PARTY

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY
 Sat Apr 20, 8:30 – 11 am Breslau Community Centre

ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT Sat April 20, 11:30 am Breslau Memorial Park

BLOOMINGDALE CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY Saturday, December 1, 2018 (2 – 4 pm) Watch for information.

The new Centre opened in September 2017 with many programs, rentals and functions. We look forward to many more in 2019. Watch the park sign and check out our website to keep updated on events taking place. Sign up for our email blasts to keep informed.

COMMUNITY EVENTS FAMILY FUN DAY

Sat Sept 8th 2018 Heidelberg Community Centre 2915 Lobsinger Line Join us for a fun filled day of family activities, games, music, face painting and a food truck will be available.

ICE RINK

Wanted – Heidelberg Hosers! If you’re interested in volunteering to help maintain the Heidelberg Ice Rink this winter please contact the Association, parksandrec.heidelberg@gmail.com Visit our website for more information on upcoming events including a craft/vendor show and a Christmas event! Join in the fun and become a Heidelberg Recreation Association member!

Volunteers THANK YOU! WE COULDN’T DO IT WITH OUT YOU! There are many volunteers throughout the Township who give countless hours to make our communities great! Special events, programs and services would not be possible without dedicated and compassionate volunteers. Thank you for your time, inspiration and for helping make Woolwich a better place to live! If you are interested in getting involved please call 519-669-1647 ext. 8002. Like us on Facebook at Township of Woolwich | Follow us on Twitter @woolwichupdates |

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Maryhill Recreation Association MARYHILL HERITAGE PARK & COMMUNITY CENTRE 58 St. Charles St. Maryhill

Community Centre, Soccer Pitch & Ball Diamond Rental: Please call the Breslau Community Centre at 519-6691647 ext. 8001 or 519-648-9524 or email breslau@woolwich.ca OR The Woolwich Memorial Centre (WMC) at 519-514-7000 or 519-6691647 x 7001 or email customerservice@ woolwich.ca

COMMUNITY EVENTS MARYHILL HISTORICAL SOCIETYEDWARD HALTER HOUSE Open house Sundays, 1 – 4 pm, Jun to Sept 23, 2018 Information: Diane Strickler, 519-648-2432

CARDS IN MARYHILL Wednesdays beginning October 3, 2018, 7:30 pm Euchre or Solo (cards provided). $5 / evening includes coffee & tea, a light supper and prizes

NEW HORIZONS Second Thursday, 10 – 11:30 am, Sept – May This group is for zoomers, boomers and seniors. Topics are informative and intended to enhance our quality of life. Get informed, be inspired, socialize and have fun!

FISH & CHIPS PARK FUNDRAISER

MARYHILL HERITAGE SOCIETY

Sat. Sept. 22, 12 – 7 pm (Cash Only) Enjoy fresh Haddock, hand cut fries, homemade coleslaw, tartar sauce and lemon wedges, coffee & tea. Take out available. Call ahead is a must for 4+ pieces. Information: Sandy or Doug at 519-648-2939

Sunday November 18, 2018 @ 2-4pm at the Maryhill Heritage Park & Community Centre.

MARYHILL HERITAGE SOCIETY – HERITAGE SUNDAY Sun. Sept. 23 Mass, St. Boniface Church, Maryhill, 10 am Tour to four Wayside Shrines10:45-11:30am Lunch, noon Maryhill Heritage Park & Community Centre Information: maryhillroots@gmail.com or 519-648-2432

CHILDREN’S HALLOWE’EN PARTY Join us the end of October at Maryhill Heritage Park & Community Centre for a fun day. Sponsored by the Maryhill Knights of Columbus we have the ‘Mad Scientist’ along with many more fun activities for youngsters. Light lunch offered for a small charge. Call 519-648-2939 for information

MARYHILL FIREMAN’S BRUNCH Support our local Firemen and enjoy a tasty meal and fellowship. Watch for a date early November. Great food and local maple syrup for the pancakes.

Join us for a short business meeting, refreshments, a guest speaker and presentations. No charge and no tickets required. For more information, please call Diane Strickler at 519-648-2432

VALENTINE’S ROLLED RIB DINNER Saturday February 9, 2019 at the Maryhill Heritage Park & Community Centre. Wheelchair accessible. Reservations only! Two sittings 5 – 7 pm and 7 – 9 pm Hosted jointly by our local Knights of Columbus and St. Boniface Catholic Women’s League. Rolled ribs with all the fixings including dessert, tea & coffee. Contact Tim Vegh at 519-648-3952, Doug Zinger at 519-648-2939 or Mary Campagnaro at 519-822-9287

SHROVE TUESDAY IN MARYHILL Tuesday March 5, 2019 @ 5 – 7 pm Hosted by the Knights of Columbus at Maryhill Heritage Park & Community Centre Sausage, pancakes, coffee, tea, juice & dessert. Free will offering only. For information call Tim Vegh at 519-648-3952 or Doug Zinger at 519-648-2939

Information: Joan Haid 519-648-2742 $2 per person.

Special Events & Township Sponsorship Opportunities The Township of Woolwich delivers a wide variety of high-quality, family-friendly, public events annually. These take place throughout the townships various indoor and outdoor recreational and open spaces, and attract thousands of people each year. Watch for upcoming events on our website, social media platforms and at our community centres. To ensure the ongoing success of community events, a variety of corporate and community sponsorship and partnership opportunities are available that allow community partners to maximize their visibility and impact the community. For more information on sponsoring or partnering with a township event or program please contact 519-669-1647 ext. 8002

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Trails, Cycling & the Environment

Woolwich Trails Fall and Winter---a great time to explore your Woolwich Trails! Woolwich is fortunate to have more than 90 km of public trails available to residents and visitors. There are hardpacked granular trails, natural footpaths and some paved sections. While the trails in Woolwich are not winter maintained, they are open to the public for hiking with some geared to cross country skiing and snow shoeing. One section of the Kissing Bridge Trailway is designated for snowmobiling. The indoor walking track at the Woolwich Memorial Centre is also a great place to walk (or run) on days that are just too cold or wet outside. The indoor walking track is opened each day from 6 until 10 pm, except during ticketed events.

FALL AND WINTER HIKES HOSTED BY THE WOOLWICH TRAILS GROUP Please go to www.healthywoolwich. ca for details about hikes being offered in the fall and winter months.

ON-ROAD CYCLING ROUTES FOR WOOLWICH AND AREA The Woolwich On-road Cycling group has designed and tested 9 on-road cycling routes ranging from 19 to 66 km. All routes take you through the beautiful Woolwich countryside. Descriptions and maps of the routes are at www.woolwich.ca

Greening up Woolwich!

TOWNSHIP OF WOOLWICH ENVIRONMENTAL For info about scheduled hikes, hike descriptions, the Woolwich Healthy Hikes ENHANCEMENT COMMITTEE (TWEEC) program, maps, the Woolwich Trails Group and the Guidebook to Woolwich Trails, go to www.healthywoolwich.org or call 519 514-7027 or toll free 1 877969-0094 or aroberts@woolwich.ca

TWEEC works to improve the quality of the natural environment in Woolwich, through clean-up days, tree planting, the community tree nursery and more. TWEEC is a committee of council with 13 dedicated volunteers. The Township

has allocated funds and staff resources, and partnered with Woolwich Healthy Communities to help make Woolwich a greener place to live, work and play. Please contact our chair person, Susan Bryant, if you have questions or have a green project idea. sbryant@uwaterloo.ca For more info go to www.healthywoolwich.org

TREES FOR WOOLWICH Trees for Woolwich is a community-wide TWEEC project with the goal of increasing the forest cover in Woolwich Township. In 2017, Trees for Woolwich reached its goal of planting 23,000! The new Trees for Woolwich goal is to plant 4,000 trees each year over the next 5 years. To add to the tree count by recording what you have planted or to help plant trees, email treesforwoolwich@gmail.com or call Ann at 519 514-7027 or toll free 1 877-969-0094.

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Building a Sustainable & Vibrant Community Engineering, Planning & Building

Engineering & Planning The Engineering & Planning Services Department provides a variety of services to the community. Through responsible & sustainable planning and growth management practices, Woolwich has been able to maintain and enhance its status as a Healthy Community. The Township works diligently to preserve and protect the unique nature of Woolwich as a ‘community of communities’. We will continue to advocate for affordable housing opportunities, and work with stakeholders to ensure that people in our community feel like they belong. We will also continue to focus on maintaining and renewing the Township’s infrastructure to provide residents with safe & secure roads, bridges, facilities, and water & wastewater infrastructure. For information on Engineering, Planning or Building services please visit our webpage and navigate to Township Services – Departments – Engineering, Planning and Building Services.

Engineering The Engineering Section is responsible for: • snowplowing and sanding/salting • sidewalk and road maintenance • water and sewer service operation and maintenance We try to deal with emergencies as quickly as possible and you can help us by reporting water main breaks, broken tree limbs on roadside trees, missing traffic signs, uneven sidewalks or anything else that the Township looks after.

DO YOU NEED TO REPORT A TOWNSHIP INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUE? Mon to Fri, 9am–5pm: 519-669-6041 / toll free 1-877-969-0094 ext. 6041 After hours: 519-575-4400

WINTER MAINTENANCE The Township of Woolwich is committed to providing safe roads for the traveling public during the winter season. Winter maintenance of Township roadways are

Planning

completed in accordance with the Ontario Minimum Maintenance Standards for Ontario Highways. During extreme snow- The Planning Section is responsible for: fall events, main roads and transit routes will take priority over residential and low • preparing planning policies and looks after related documents such as the traffic volume streets. Official Plan and Zoning By-law To help ensure safety during the winter • processing and evaluating developmonths, please adhere to the following: ment applications (e.g. official plan • Please ensure that children do not play amendments, zone changes, subdivion the road side snow banks. sion and severances, site plans, minor variances) • Please be patient, when plowing operations begin trucks follow a pre-deter- • issuing Certificates of Occupancy mined route to minimize duplication which are required for any new use or and maximize the efficiency of snow change of use on a property including clearing operations. Plowing operaa home occupation. tions can take several hours or longer For more information on current planning depending on the amount of snow. projects and application forms call • When travelling behind a snow plow, 519-669-6040 or toll free 1-877-969please be cautious as they will fre0094 ext. 6040 or visit the Township quently stop and back up. website. • We understand your frustration when DO YOU WANT TO KNOW you clear your driveway and then a MORE ABOUT LOCAL PLANplow comes by and leaves a windrow NING APPEAL TRIBUNALS? of snow. Unfortunately, it’s impossible On occasion, development applications to plow without leaving one. are referred to the Local Planning Appeal SIDEWALK SNOW CLEARING Tribunal. If you would like to follow the For all Settlements, except Elmira, proper- progress of these files, please visit the ty owners are required to clear snow from Environment & Land Tribunals Ontario website and follow the link below: the sidewalks in front of or beside their http://elto.gov.on.ca/tribunals/lpat/about-lpat/ homes or businesses within 24 hours after the end of a snow fall that results in an accumulation of 38mm or more. The Township of Woolwich contracts the removal of snow on sidewalks in Elmira and then adds this service to the benefitting property owner’s tax bill. In Elmira The Township of Woolwich Heritage the contractor has 24 hours after the end Committee meets regularly to promote of the snowfall to clear the sidewalks. cultural heritage awareness, education, stewardship and conservation; and to recognize excellence in the cultural heritage community within Woolwich. If The Building Section is responsible for: you would like more information please visit the Township website and navigate • enforcing the Ontario Building Code to Township Services – Mayor and • processing and evaluating building Council – Committees of Council. permit applications • review of building permit drawings • conducting building inspections For more information on building permit requirements, application forms and the permit process call 519-669-6042 or toll free at 1-877-969-0094, ext. 6042 or visit the Township website.

Heritage Committee

Building

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Building a Sustainable & Vibrant Community Economic Development & Business Liaison and Support

Economic Development & Business Liaison and Support We’re here to support business & investment in Woolwich Township. We are committed to helping existing businesses stay strong & succeed, and welcome new businesses, entrepreneurs, and investment to Woolwich. Here’s how we can help you with your business, project, and ideas: 1. Learn about your business and listen to your challenges, concerns, and key issues. Through the Woolwich Business Visitation Program (BVP), the Economic Development Officer will meet with you to see how the Township can best support you. 2. Provide information and help you understand Regional & Township Processes, Regulations & By-laws. 3. Figure out what is needed to make your expansion, new business, or investment happen. 4. Coordinate meetings & consultations with representatives from all jurisdictions & stakeholders. 5. Hold Woolwich Business Professional Development Events: all Woolwich businesses are welcome! • Agriculture Innovation Showcase: This is a celebration of local agriculture businesses and will take place on Oct 23. In partnership with the Ontario Agriculture College, attendees will experience innovation on local farms and view a robotics presentation by Elmira District Secondary School students as well! • Woolwich Business Professional Development Events: Join your colleagues at these free networking events held throughout Woolwich for Woolwich businesses. Watch for updates on Twitter @WoolwichUpdates or contact 519-669-1647 ext. 6020 to register your business for an event. 6. Provide information on funding programs and help you coordinate your application.

8. Connect you with Business Advisory Services & Support • Waterloo Region Small Business Centre (WRSBC) www.waterlooregionsmallbusinesscentre.com Through collaboration with the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, we coordinate private consultations in Woolwich Township with a Business Advisor to walk you through things to consider when starting a business. • Wellington-Waterloo Community Futures (WWCFDC) www.wwcfdc.com The WWCFDC promotes economic growth in Woolwich and offers two types of services: business financing (for startups, small business expansion, and community projects); and, an award-winning business training program. If you have a business idea you want to set in motion, you can meet with WWCFDC’s knowledgeable staff about the local marketplace and the possible challenges involved. Contact their office to set up an appointment. Tel: 1-866-997-9928, 519-846-9839

ARE YOU STARTING A NEW OR HOME-BASED BUSINESS? If you are starting a new business in Woolwich or are looking to work out of your home, your proposal must comply with the requirements in the Township’s Zoning By-law and you will need to apply for a Certificate of Occupancy. For more information on this process please contact Nancy Thompson at nthompson@ woolwich.ca.

7. Keep you connected & up-to-date and communicate information and news about your business through a Business Update Newsletter sent via email every other month. Like us on Facebook at Township of Woolwich | Follow us on Twitter @woolwichupdates |

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Living in a Healthy Community Festivals & Events

September WATERLOO CENTRAL RAILWAY STEAM TRAIN SPECIAL Sept 2- Oct 28, 2018 Round trip to Elmira and back with a photo stop on the southbound trip. This is an express round trip excursion train, with no stop at the St. Jacobs village or a stop where people can disembark in Elmira. The total trip time will be between 2 and 3 hours including the photo run past. There are also trains running from the St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market up to Elmira every Saturday until the end of October. www.waterloocentrailrailway.com

DOORS OPEN WATERLOO REGION 2018 September 15, 2018 Free heritage and architecture open house event Free activities and performances Special children’s programming

AGRICULTURE INNOVATION SHOWCASE Oct 23, 2018 Highlighting Woolwich agricultural innovations on local farms and in local agriculture related businesses. Great networking event and opportunity to witness on farm advancements utilizing technology. Special presentation by Elmira District Secondary School Robotics team! For more information contact Raj Sian 519-669-6020 or rsian@woolwich.ca

November ST. JACOBS SPARKLES Nov 15 – 18, 2018 Throughout the town, merchants throw open their doors and roll out the welcome mat. Some offer once-a-year savings and in-store promotions, others greet you with festive goodies or special music, and everywhere, good old-fashioned cheer and a festive atmosphere abounds.

MARYHILL HERITAGE SOCIETY

Information: www.regionofwaterloo.ca/doorsopen or 519-747-5139 doorsopen@regionofwaterloo.ca

Sunday November 18, 2018 @ 2-4pm at the Maryhill Heritage Park & Community Centre.

MARYHILL HERITAGE SOCIETY – HERITAGE SUNDAY

Join us for a short business meeting, refreshments, a guest speaker and presentations.

Sun. Sept. 23 Mass, St. Boniface Church, Maryhill, 10 am Tour to four Wayside Shrines- 10:45-11:30am Lunch, noon Maryhill Heritage Park & Community Centre

No charge and no tickets required. For more information, please call Diane Strickler at 519-648-2432

December

Information: maryhillroots@gmail.com or 519-648-2432

ELMIRA SANTA CLAUS PARADE

October

Downtown Elmira, date TBD

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK Oct 7 – 13, 2018 www.firepreventionweek.org

KISSING BRIDGE TRAIL STUDIO TRAIL Sat Oct 20 & Sun Oct 21, 2018, 10 am – 5 pm Various artists’ studios & other great venues. Dawn LaBelle: dawnlabelleis@rogers.com www.kbtstudiotour.ca

MUNICIPAL ELECTION

February FAMILY DAY 2019 Monday February 18, 2019 Woolwich Memorial Centre (WMC) Join us for free family events including skating, swimming and more! 24 Snyder Ave. S., Elmira 519-669-1647 ext. 7001 customerservice@woolwich.ca

Oct 22, 2018 https://www.woolwich.ca/en/elections.aspx

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Living in a Healthy Community Woolwich Fire & Emergency Preparedness

Woolwich Fire & Emergency Preparedness

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: WE CAN KEEP YOU SAFE! Since the 1980s the Township has partnered with the Community Awareness and Emergency Response (CAER) group, to develop emergency preparedness & safety issues arising in Woolwich. The large chemical manufacturing, industrial, and oil refining industries in the Township present a unique public safety challenge. There are two main components of the CAER initiative:

A HEALTHY COMMUNITY IS A SAFE COMMUNITY

For over a century, the Woolwich Fire Department has protected the community and ensured the well-being of residents. This long history, coupled with recent innovations, has significantly impacted the Township’s status as a leader in Emergency Management across the province. There is a confident sense of security across all of our settlements, which is achieved by a relentless commitment to providing knowledge and information regarding Fire Prevention and Emergency Preparedness. Ensuring a healthy community through a culture of safety is a priority that impacts many decisions made by the Township.

Community Awareness is the branch of CAER that keeps the community informed. Communication is provided around the nature of our local industry and what steps citizens should take in the event of a natural or industrial emergency. Emergency Response This function drove the formation of CAER, bringing municipal and industrial emergency responders together to identify potential risks associated with industrial operations and to develop emergency plans around them.

MAY 11TH EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS OPEN HOUSE

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

On May 11th 2018, the Township’s Community Awareness and Emergency Response (CAER) group held an Emergency Preparedness open house at the Woolwich Memorial Centre, in the Jim McLeod arena for more than 280 Grade 7 students and teachers from across the Township of Woolwich. The students participated in various interactive displays relating to Emergency Response and Emergency Preparedness including ‘Lectric Larry’s electrical safety demonstration, and water safety demonstrations by the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) to name a couple. We would like to thank the participating schools, volunteers, display vendors, local merchants and companies that helped make the event a success. We look forward to hosting the open house again next year.

Our Volunteer Firefighters, provide emergency services to residents in Woolwich and surrounding communities working out of our 6 fire stations. This is an exceptional group of dedicated and well trained firefighters that provide the Township with an excellent level of service. The Fire Department responds to life-threatening emergencies including: motor vehicle accidents; hazardous spills; medical emergencies; Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm activations; and, fire-related emergencies. All Volunteer Firefighters use a Green light in their personal vehicle. When you see this light, please remember to be courteous and allow the right-of-way.

ON THE LEADING EDGE: JOINT EMS / FIRE STATION OPENED IN BRESLAU

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere” works to educate about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire – and how to escape safely in the event of one:

As the population in Breslau continues to grow, so does the risk of an emergency. The decision to build a joint Breslau EMS /Fire Station facility, which will be occupied by Waterloo Region EMS and Woolwich Township Fire, has been made with community safety as a top priority.

“LOOK” for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.

The new facility is located at 51 Beacon Point Court in Breslau, with direct access to Highway 7 and will improve coverage, specifically in Breslau, Bloomingdale and across neighboring areas. In June 2017 construction of the joint facility commenced and with completion a year later in June 2018. The new facility has room for three fire trucks which allows for future growth, while the EMS part houses two ambulance bays, the new fire hall will be showcased on September 15th as part of the Doors Open Waterloo Region Event.

“LISTEN” for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should meet. “LEARN” two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter. Watch for the Fire Prevention Week event at your local Fire Station.

LOOK. LISTEN. LEARN.

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK: OCTOBER 7-13, 2018 firepreventionweek.org

Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.

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© 2018 NFPA Sparky® is a trademark of NFPA.

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Living in a Healthy Community Community Information

Libraries rwlibrary.ca All of the libraries in Woolwich have Region of Waterloo free internet stations and a variety of programs for everyone. Remember to check your library’s website to find information on hours of operation, services, and programs.

LIBRARY

BLOOMINGDALE BRANCH 519-745-3151 bloomlib@regionofwaterloo.ca 860 Sawmill Rd E, Bloomingdale

BRESLAU COMMUNITY CENTRE POP UP LIBRARY PROGRAM Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8 pm 100 Andover Dr., Breslau

ELMIRA BRANCH 519-669-5477 elmlib@regionofwaterloo.ca 65 Arthur St S, Elmira

ST. JACOBS BRANCH

FOODLINK WATERLOO REGION

519-664-3443 stjaclib@regionofwaterloo.ca 29 Queensway Dr, St. Jacobs

www.foodlink.ca @foodlinkBLBF

Local food is always in season in Woolwich

Do you want to find out about local food? Foodlink Waterloo Region is a non-profit organization that promotes local food, supports and connects farms and food businesses, provides local food education and outreach, and engages decision-makers to put local food policy on the community’s agenda.

ST. JACOBS FARMERS’ MARKET Pick up a copy of the Foodlink Buy Local! (INDOOR AND OUTDOOR) Buy Fresh! map to find fresh and healthy Canada’s Largest Year-Round Farmers’ Market! www.stjacobs.com/farmers-market @stjacobsmarket 878 Weber St N, St. Jacobs 519-747-1830 Thursdays & Saturdays all year, 7am – 3:30pm

local food all year in Waterloo Region.

LOCAL FARMS & FARMGATE STANDS There are many farms throughout the Township of Woolwich, and you can purchase locally-produced food, crafts, and flowers directly from the farm or a farmgate stand. The operation hours of local farms and farmgate stands are posted on signs.

Visit Woolwich to buy fresh local food.

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Getting Around: Transportation

• Physically challenged • Developmentally disabled • Temporarily disabled, affecting your mobility (for example, a broken leg)

COMMUNITY CARSHARE

FARES

www.communitycarshare.ca, 1-855-SHARE-99 (1-855-742-7399), @CarShareCoop

$3.25 cash per one-way trip within Wilmot, Woolwich and Wellesley Townships or to the cities of Kitchener or Waterloo. Discounted tickets and passes are also available.

Community CarShare is a non-profit co-operative which provides its members with access to vehicles on a self-serve, pay-per-use basis. Members in Elmira are served by the co-op’s Quantum Station Program, which means members can request either a Toyota Matrix hatchback or Toyota Tacoma pickup truck to be delivered to any of the five Quantum Stations in Elmira for their use. For more information on the Quantum Station Program, please visit www.communitycarshare.ca/quantum.

For more information and to obtain an application, please contact: Kiwanis Transit 13 Industrial Dr, Unit C, Elmira, ON N3B 2S1 Phone: 519-669-4533 and 1-800-461-1355 Fax: 519-669-3124 Email: kiwanistransit@rogers.com

Join today for $40, and plans start at $5/ month, plus driving rates. Driving rates include gas and insurance, and reservations can be made online or by phone 24 hours a day. Enjoy the flexibility having access to a vehicle whenever you need one without any of the hassle or expense of owning your own. It’s convenient, easy, and affordable. Community CarShare also operates in Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, London, and St. Catharines. Please call or visit the website for more information

Shoppers Drug Mart 11 Arthur St N

GRAND RIVER TRANSIT

For a complete list of ticket vendors, the Route 21 schedule, and general information visit the GRT website or call 519-585-7555, TTY 519-575-4608. Follow us on Twitter @GRT_ROW or like us on facebook GRT: Grand River Transit.

www.grt.ca Route 21 Elmira connects the Township of Woolwich with the Conestoga Mall Transit Terminal through the St. Jacobs Farmers Market and the communities of St. Jacobs and Elmira. Cash fare is $3.25; discounted tickets are available.

TICKET VENDORS IN ELMIRA AND ST. JACOBS INCLUDE: Elmira Kiwanis Transit 13 Industrial Dr, Unit C

Township of Woolwich Office 24 Church St W Woolwich Community Services 5 Memorial Ave St. Jacobs Home Hardware 1421 King St N Market Road Antiques 845 Weber St

KIWANIS TRANSIT www.k-transit.com This specialized service was developed specifically for residents of Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich Townships. You may become eligible for Kiwanis Transit if you are: • 65 years of age or older (proof of age required) • A CNIB registrant (proof of registration required)

REGION OF WATERLOO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (YKF) www.waterlooairport.ca Fly from home and have more time for the things that matter. Daily, non-stop scheduled service from the Region of Waterloo International Airport to Calgary with WestJet, and Chicago with American Airlines with connections to over 250 destinations in 40 countries. Seasonal service with WestJet to Orlando and Sunwing to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic! The Region of Waterloo International Airport is a customer-friendly facility with amenities for both business and leisure travellers including: $9 parking per day/ $63 per week, complimentary baggage carts, free Wi-Fi, charging stations, licensed sit-down departure lounge and lobby café. On-site car rentals are also available. Flying from Waterloo Region has never been easier. For more information contact your local travel agent, visit www.waterlooairport.ca or call 519-648-2256 / Toll Free 1-866-648-2256.

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Advertisers’ Index

Businesses All Green.................................................46 Breslau Clay and Glass...........................46 Breslau Medical Clinic and Pharmacy ...............................................................47 Breslau Pharmacy...................................48 Breslau Smiles Family Dentistry.................. ......................................Inside Front Cover Ear & Hearing Clinic...............................48 Elmira Gift Outlet...................................49 Elmira Pet Products................................49 Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc............ Inside Back Cover G & A Lock..............................................51 Horizon Quest Inc...................................51

Office of Harold Albrecht MP..................56

Elmira BIA...............................................61

St. Jacobs Day Care................................58

Elmira Community Nursery School.........58

St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market.....................54

Elmira Curling Club.................................63

St. Jacobs Stone Crock............................54

Elmira Legion..........................................63

St. Jacobs Printery...................................55

Elmira Lions............................................64

The Gardens of Elmira............................50 The Stone Centre....................................55 Toyota-Boshoku......................................57 Waterloo North Hydro..............Back Cover Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre.........56 Wyatt Street Dental Centre....................57

Community Organizations

Elmira Theatre.........................................64 Kissing Bridge Trail Studio Tour...............63 Kiwanis Transit........................................65 KW Symphony........................................66 Region of Waterloo Library.....................66 South Woolwich Minor Baseball............67 Township of Woolwich...........................70 Waterloo Synchro...................................68 Woolwich Community Services..............69

Josslin Insurance ....................................51

Big Brothers Big Sisters Waterloo Region ...............................................................58

Kindred Credit Union..............................56

City of Waterloo (CARL)..........................60

Woolwich Seniors Association................59

Martin’s Family Fruit Farm......................52

City of Waterloo (Pick up Hub)...............61

Woolwich SunRays.................................66

Martin’s Family Fruit Farm Apple Chips.....53

Community Care Concepts.....................62

Woolwich Swim Team............................58

Woolwich Counselling Services..............59

Visit us at Breslau Art Glass for all your Stained Glass and Fused Glass needs. Custom stained glass windows Cabinet door inserts Stained and fusing glass, tools and supplies Classes in Stained Glass Sept 17 - Nov 12 / 18 Classes in Glass Fusing Sept 18 - Oct 23 / 18 Repairs and restorations Fused Glass Plates, art and jewelry

Breslau Art Glass 88 Woolwich St S (PO Box 83) Breslau, ON N0B 1M0 519-648-2661 www.breslauartglass.ca

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Businesses

Now Open BRESLAU MEDICAL

Opening Sept/18 It’s Easy to transfer your Prescriptions to

BRESLAU COMMONS PHARMACY

Walk-in Clinic New Patients Welcome Call 226-243-2977 to register Stay posted for our monthly specialty clinics to serve all your health related needs

Call us @ 226-243-5200 • • • •

Free Delivery Specialty compounding services Medications Reviews Come in and explore our full service front store • Keep an eye out for our flyer

10 Townsend Drive Breslau, Ontario

$10.00 OFF Your first purchase*

*Some exclusions apply – Valid until Dec 10 2018

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~ WE ARE OPEN ~

Visit us today and find out how we can help manage your health easier!

BRINGING HEALTH to life for the whole family Ask us about: • • • • •

Getting Vaccinated Managing Diabetes Monitoring INR Medication Reviews Organizing Your Medication

• • • • •

Renewing Your Prescription Medication Disposal Custom Compression Stockings Smoking Cessation FREE DELIVERY and much more...

11 Woolwich Street North Breslau, ON, N0B 1M0 T: (519)

213-4444

F: (519)

213-4445

E: office@breslaupharmacy.com W: www.breslaupharmacy.com

Don’t Miss Out on the Sounds of Winter Three doctors of Audiology onsite daily. LOCALLY OWNED BY: Juliane Shantz (B.A. (Hons), M.CI.SC, AuD), providing the caring and trustworthy experience you should expect from your hometown clinic.

WE ARE PROUD TO BE SERVING OUR COMMUNITY FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS! Clock Tower Wellness Centre 69 Arthur Street South, Elmira, ON 1-519-669-4425 www.earandhearingclinic.com

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Businesses

Pets are more than pets.

Pets are family. Pets make our lives better. Recent research suggests that pets not only provide companionship but also other benefits including helping to reduce stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure and so much more. For nearly 40 years, Elmira Pet Products has produced the highest quality pet foods to support the nutrition and well-being of these special family members who give us so much. Learn more about us and view opportunities to join our team at

www.elmirapet.com

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Cultivate your spirit Grow & nurture your body and mind

WITH

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AUTOMATIC DOOR OPERATORS VIDEO SURVEILLANCE LOCKS & DOOR HARDWARE ACCESS CONTROL ALARMS • SAFES with

24 HOUR

Personal Claims Assistance

WATERLOO

125 UNION ST E., N2J 4E5

519-744-3584 FAX: 519-744-5790

GUELPH

249 EDINBURGH RD N., N1H 5S2

519-821-2800 FAX: 519-821-9727

519 •669 •1611

www.galock.ca

www.josslin.com

WE OFFER: WORK

SAFETY TRAINING

• Working at Heights • Elevated Work Platform • Forklift • Telehandler • Overhead Crane • Chainsaw • Non-restricted Firearms Safety • Skid Steer • Power Jack • Lock-out / Tag-out • Confined Spaces • Propane Handling • Joint Health & Safety Committee Part 1 & 2 • Workplace Violence and Harassment • First Aid (Standard and Emergency) • Safe Food Handling (Basics.FST from TrainCan certified)

LANGUAGE CLASSES

• Beginner to Intermediate French • Introduction to Sign Language (ASL or SEE) • Beginner Italian • Beginner Spanish

COMPUTER COURSES

• Introduction to Computers • Microsoft Office products - introduction and intermediate levels • Intuit QuickBooks - introduction and intermediate levels

BUSINESS SEMINARS

Soft Skills: • Customer Service • Entrepreneurship • Leadership • Conflict Resolution

If you need it but don’t see it here, call 519-787-7641 - we do custom training as well. Hundreds of satisfied learners every year!

Hard Skills: • Business Cash Flow • Real Estate Investing • Strategic Business Planning • LEAN Business Methodology • Sales Skills

519 787 7641

admin@horizonquest.ca

www.horizonquest.ca

HORIZON QUEST Inc. 1-265 Bridge Street, Fergus, Ontario N1M 1T7

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Visit our Orchard Market Fresh, local food all year round 1420 Lobsinger Line, Waterloo, ON

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Businesses

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AN AWARD WINNING PRINT HOUSE SERVING THE WATERLOO REGION SINCE 1903

Businesses

Offset & Digital Printing • Variable Data Print (VDP) • Creative Design • Photography • Web Page Design

1145 Printery Rd., St. Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0 • Tel. 519-664-2263 • Fax 519-664-3369 office@stjacobsprintery.com • stjacobsprintery.com

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Buy local. Bank local.

25 Hampton Street, Elmira 519.669.1529 info@kindredcu.com | www.kindredcu.com

Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre

Photo by Mike Reyno

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An automobile is made of many different parts

We build the interior parts. JOIN OUR TEAM

e-mail your resume to TBA.ElmiraApplications@toyota-boshoku.com Proud to be part of Woolwich Community

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Join us for Recreational and Competitive Swimming at the Woolwich Memorial Centre Pool in Elmira. Swimmers will be coached in swim stroke techniques and be challenged in a fun and friendly atmosphere!

woolwichswimteam.com woolwichswimteam@gmail.com Tues. and/or Thurs. Level 1: 5:00 — 5:30pm Level 2: 5:00 — 5:45pm & 5:45 — 6:30pm Level 3: 5:30 — 6:30pm 
 2018 Fall Session Oct. 2nd — Dec. 13th 2019 Winter Session Jan. 8th — Apr. 25th

Girls in Woolwich need Mentors 1.5 Hours/Week for 7 Weeks Means improving self-esteem & happiness

Elmira Community Nursery School is a co-operative preschool with classes for toddlers and preschoolers. Volunteer Today! www.bbbswr.org info@bbbswr.org (519) 745-0180 ext. 222

 @bbbswr

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Please call or visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do!

elmiracommunitynurseryschool.com

250 William St., Elmira Ontario Tel: (519) 669-2609 Fall 2018 / Winter 2019


Community Organizations MINDFULNESS Adult Group

NO NEED TO FRET Childhood Anxiety Group Ages 8-11

Group 1: Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 & Dec 5, 2018 Group 2: May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2019

Group 1: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Dec 6, 2018 Group 2: Mar 21, 28, Apr 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2019 6:30-8:00pm

6:00-7:00pm

STAND TALL

Confidence & Assertiveness Program Ages 7-9

Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4 & 11, 2019 6:00-7:00pm

PROTECTING THE GIRL IN ME

GLAD TO BE ME

Self-Esteem Program Ages 4-7

Social Skills Group Ages 10-12

Oct 29 & Nov 26, 2018, Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 29 & May 27, 2019

May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2019 7:30-8:30pm

6:00-7:00pm

CONQUERING TEEN ANXIETY Teen Anxiety Group Ages 12-14 Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8 & 15, 2019 7:30-8:30pm

TALK SERIES 7:00-8:00pm

• The Unlimited Benefits of Mindfulness - Oct 11, 2018 • Parenting Your Anxious Child - Oct 22, 2018 • Decluttering Your Life & Mind - Jan 24, 2019 • Helping Our Teens Conquer Anxiety - Feb 25, 2019 • Understanding Depression & How to Support - May 6, 2019

PARENT & CHILD MINDFULNESS Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13 & 20, 2019 6:00-7:00pm

For more information and registration call 519-669-8651 or visit our website www.woolwichcounselling.org

Located inside the Woolwich Memorial Centre

Activities: Fitness, Brain Fitness, Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba, Solo, Bid Euchre, Duplicate Bridge, Bridge, Cribbage, Crokinole, Snooker, Pickleball, Shuffleboard, Carpet Bowl, Quilting, Monthly Lunches and Dinners

JOIN TODAY!

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$ Yearly Membership Fee Ages

55+

Come join in the friendship and fun! 24 Snyder Ave. S. Elmira, ON N3B 1Y9

519-669-5044 woolwichseniors@yahoo.ca

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TTY (for deaf): 1-866-786-3941 519.884.5363 carl@waterloo.ca

WINTER

CHOOSE A LEAGUE OF YOUR OWN ...

2019

TEAM PRICE

SOLO

COURT SPORTS Co-ed volleyball

Sundays

$889.68

$123.46

Men’s recreational basketball

Mondays C & D Div.

$889.68

$123.46

Men’s recreational basketball

Tuesdays A & B Div.

$889.68

$123.46

Multi Un-Sport league

Mondays

N/A

$102.88

Men’s recreational ball hockey

Thursdays

$889.68

$123.46

Co-ed 5 a side 12 WEEK Jan – Mar

Thursdays

$871.52

$119.55

Co-ed ultimate frisbee

Sundays

$1422.29

$157.36

Co-ed ultimate frisbee – shortfield

Wednesdays

$726.27

$99.63

Roundnet session 1 Nov 20/18 – Jan 22/19

Tuesdays

$100

$60

Roundnet session 2 Feb 12/19 – Apr 2/19

Tuesdays

$100

$60

INDOOR FIELD HOUSE SPORTS

* Programs may be subject to change

* Prices include tax

COMMUNITY ADULT RECREATION LEAGUES waterloo.ca/CARL

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Basketball, shinny, soccer, roundnet & more for youth & adults. Check online for game times

pickuphub.net/city-waterloo

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COMMUNITY CARE CONCEPTS of Woolwich, Wellesley and Wilmot

Helping seniors and adults with unique needs to live independently in their own home.

 Meals on Wheels  Community Dining  Homemaking  Social Programs  Free Practical In-Home Support  Support in Getting Home From Hospital

 Adult Day Programs  Transportation  Home Maintenance  Friendly Visiting  Free Gentle Exercise & Falls Prevention  Referrals & Information

519-664-1900

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Community Organizations

CURLING 101

NOVICE LEAGUES

YOUTH CURLING

6 Week Adult Program for $125 including tax

Great for Curling 101 graduates and new curlers!

Sunday afternoons from October to April

4 weeks of instruction and 2 weeks of game play

Thursday nights at 6:30p.m. and Friday nights at 8:30p.m.

Fall Only ~ Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. ~ starts Nov. 10 Register online.

These leagues run in two separate sessions: Fall (starts Oct 11) and Winter (starts Jan 17).

Little rocks program (Ages 7-12) Junior program (Ages 13-19)

For more info email

Sign up for Fall, Winter or both!

or call 519-746-0778 (Paul)

For more info check our website, or email

curling101@elmiracurlingclub.ca

membership@elmiracurlingclub.ca

Certified instructors Minimal cost Equipment provided For more info email

juniorcurling@elmiracurlingclub.ca

WWW.ELMIRACURLINGCLUB.CA

11 First St. E. PO Box 123 Elmira, ON N3B 2Z5 519-669-2932

Kissing Bridge Trail

Studio Tour

SERVICES OFFERED Veterans Services Bursary and scholarships Seniors Services Public Speaking Competitions Track and Field Competitions Wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, ect.  Banquet Hall (150 ppl max)  “In House” Sports Programs  Ladies’s Auxiliary Catering      

“At the going down of the sun And in the morning, we will remember them”

October 20th & 21st 10 am - 5 pm President:

Joe Vervoort (2017-2019)

519-669-5894

16th Annual Art Studio Tour of St. Jacobs, Elmira & Area kbtstudiotour.ca

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Murder Most Fouled Up - November 2018 Written by Nikki Harmon | Directed by Rita Huschka

Permission by special arrengement with The Dramtic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois

Several generations of Randolphs have hidden millions of dollars on the family estate and, as the will of Ridgley Randolph is read, the ghosts and greedy relatives are off – on a treasure hunt! They have only 24 hours to find the loot and the land grant or go penniless. Between plots to kill each other off and ghosts of Randolph’s past terrorizing the greedy kin, mayhem and hilarity ensue. ‘Almost’ as popular as cat videos on the internet

ELMIRA THEATRE COMPANY

www.elmiratheatre.com | 519-669-3230

The Gentleman Clothier - February 2019 Written by Norm Foster | Directed by Thom Smith

Staged by arrangement with Pam Winter, Gary Goddard Agency, www.garygoddardagency.com

Norman Davenport has just opened his first clothing store for men. This has been a lifelong dream for him, but Norman has always felt that he belonged in another century. One day he makes a wish that changes his life and places him in a moral dilemma in this magical and cautionary tale. Filled with laughs and heart, this play is guaranteed to have you thinking about your place in time.

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FREE Community Bus for ALL Residents of Elmira

STARTING SEPT. 4, 2018 • Visit website for bus schedule or call for info

Transportation for seniors (65+) and physically challenged residents of WELLESLEY, WILMOT & WOOLWICH TOWNSHIPS

519-669-4533 or 1-800-461-1355 Shopping Medical Appointments Social activities Meetings Day Programs Recreation Employment

For information or to purchase tickets visit us at www.k-transit.com GRT TICKET OUTLET

KIWANIS TRANSIT 13 Industrial Drive Unit #C Elmira, Ontario N3B 2S1 www.k-transit.com

Charitable #13447 4410 RR0001

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SPECIAL NEEDS HOCKEY COME AND JOIN THE ‘WOOLWICH SUN RAYS’ A fun and safe hockey team for players with developmental delays; players aged 6 to adult, male and female are welcome. Player registration is open for September 2018 – April, 2019 season ON-ICE VOLUNTEERS are needed. If you’re available 2 hours weekly for practices/games, we’d love to hear from you. For more information: www.woolwichsunrays.com Contact: woolwichsunrays@gmail.com or call 519-590-3555 www.facebook.com/woolwichsunrayss

KIDS TICKETS

$

11

INCLUDES HST

kinderconcerts

A fun and interactive morning for children 5 and under

Share in the discovery! BEAR NEEDS TO SLEEP

SATURDAY OCT 6 | 10:30 AM

FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW

SATURDAY FEB 9 | 10:30 AM

FLOWERS WAKE UP

SATURDAY APR 27 | 10:30 AM Come early for pre-concert fun with art activities, musical demos and more!

We’ve got bestsellers, eAudio and eBooks, music, DVDs and magazines, programs and events! Get details and register at rwlibrary.ca. Bloomingdale: 519-745-3151 Elmira: 519-669-5477 St. Jacobs: 519-664-3443

learn. discover. enjoy.

ORDER YOUR TICKETS TODAY! 519-745-4711 KWSYMPHONY.CA

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Game nights are subject to diamond availability

Game Night(s) T-Ball Division

2015, 2014

Tuesday

Minor Rookie Division

2013, 2012

Monday

Major Rookie Division

2011, 2010

Monday/Wednesday

Junior Division

2009, 2008

Monday/Wednesday

Senior Division

2007, 2006, 2005

Tuesday/Thursday

2019 REGISTRATION www.woolwichbaseball.com Registration Begins January 15, 2019 Online Only! Registration Deadline - March 31, 2019 Season set to begin week of May 13 through July 13 (Weather permitting)

Kurt Wilkie, League President kurt.wilkie@linamar.com

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ADVERTISE your Business with

TOWNSHIP OF WOOLWICH

Woolwich Community Guide

DISTRIBUTION Over 9,000 copies printed & distributed to Woolwich homes, businesses & facilities AFFORDABILITY A cost effective way of getting your message out & keeping it in the public eye for up to 6 months IT’S A KEEPER! The Guide is produced twice annually & is a resource for all residents, businesses & organizations

Recreation Facility Advertising

DIVERSE LOCATIONS 3 Arenas, scoreclocks, board space & stair riser locations available at the Woolwich Memorial Centre & St. Jacobs Arena WIDE AUDIENCE With over 100,000 visits annually your ad will be seen year round

AFFORDABLE A cost effective way of getting your message out & keeping it in the public eye for the entire year

For more information please contact: woolwichguide@woolwich.ca or 519-514-7048

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Look Up! Look Out! Be careful while trimming trees, cleaning your eavestroughs or inspecting your roof. These activities can bring you close to overhead powerlines. Stay alert and be aware. Take note of where powerlines cross your yard. Keep yourself and your equipment at least three metres (10 feet) away. When you move a ladder, always carry it horizontally, not vertically to avoid contact with powerlines.

For more tips on staying safe around your home this season visit

www.wnhydro.com/safety

Woolwich Township Community Guide: Fall 2018, Winter 2019  

Community Guide serving Woolwich Township, in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Woolwich Township Community Guide: Fall 2018, Winter 2019  

Community Guide serving Woolwich Township, in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.