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Spring / Summer 2020

Community Guide @woolwichupdates Township of Woolwich

www.woolwich.ca


SATURDAYS MORNINGS IN WATERLOO REGION

7 a.m. hockey practice. Next stop, St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market.

Thurs & Sat: 7:00am – 3:30pm Tue s : 8:00a m – 3:00pm

7 Days a Week 10:00am – 6:00pm

(Jun.16 to Sept.1)

878 Weber St. N, Waterloo, Ontario

Mon – Fri: 9:30am – 9:00pm Sat: 8:30am – 6:00pm Sun: 12 noon – 6:00pm

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Table of contents

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

SECTION 1:

Local Government

SECTION 3:

Building a Sustainable & Vibrant Community Infrastructure & Development Services...................................44 Boulevard Trees.......................................................................44

Township of Woolwich Council.................................................5

Winter Maintenance................................................................44

Ward Map..................................................................................6

Development Services.............................................................44

Committee of the Whole & Council Meetings...........................7

Planning..........................................................................44

Township Information & Services..............................................7

Building...........................................................................44

Animal Control..................................................................7

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

Economic Development & Business Liaison and Support.......45

Township of Woolwich Heritage Committee..................45

Marriages..........................................................................8 Parking..............................................................................8

SECTION 4:

Contact List................................................................................9

Living in a Healthy Community

SECTION 2:

Festivals & Events....................................................................46

Cemeteries........................................................................9

Lead an Active Lifestyle Registration Information.........................................................12 Breslau Community Centre......................................................13

Breslau Community Centre General Information...........13

Breslau Program Information.........................................14

Heidelberg & Maryhill Community Programs..........................17 Leadership and Aquatic Training Programs for Youth & Adults....19 Woolwich Memorial Centre (WMC)........................................22

Woolwich Memorial Centre Information........................22

Woolwich Memorial Centre Spring & Summer Program Information.....................................................................24

Woolwich Memorial Centre Aquatics.............................28

Summer Day Camps................................................................36 Community Events..................................................................39

Woolwich Fire & Emergency Preparedness.............................47 Libraries...................................................................................48 Local Food...............................................................................48

Farmers Markets.............................................................48

Foodlink Waterloo Region...............................................48

Local Farms & Farmgate Stands......................................48

Getting Around: Transportation...............................................49

Community Carshare......................................................49

Grand River Transit (GRT)................................................49

Kiwanis Transit................................................................49

Region of Waterloo International Airport YKF................49

Cover photo by: Gary’s Lens Photography

Woolwich Recreation Associations..........................................40 Trails & Cycling........................................................................42 Greening Our Community.......................................................43

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Messages from the

Mayor & CAO Mayor’s Message:

CAO’s Message:

Welcome to our beautiful Township!

With the start of a new decade, I’m very excited about all of the opportunities in Woolwich’s future. We can all appreciate the value of developing safe and healthy spaces to live and play, and the positive impact these spaces have on residents’ quality of life. One of the key focus areas of our current Strategic Plan is Healthy Communities. The Township works hard to preserve, protect, and cultivate the lifestyle elements and amenities that make Woolwich a sought-after place to live. Staff consider the relevance of social, capital, and civic engagement; healthy living and active lifestyles; sustainability of the natural environment and related resources; creating and maintaining inclusive and accessible communities; and ensuring the continued safety of the Township

Woolwich Township, with our pastoral heritage and gorgeous landscapes, offers new and exciting ways to experience a taste of our idyllic countryside and thriving business communities! The Township is home to the bustling St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market and the world’s largest one-day Maple Syrup Festival, occurring every April in Elmira. Woolwich thrives with a sense of community; people here work together to help each other. Whether you live here or work here, you are key to leading that growth and our unparalleled sense of engagement. We are a community that focuses on collaboration and cooperation, understanding that these are vital components for how we can and will continue to make our Township known for its healthy, sustainable, engaged, and vibrant communities. Recently, one of our major focuses has been on the Township’s sustainability practices, through our Greening Initiative. The Township has made a concerted effort toward becoming a more sustainable corporation and community. To this effect, we have some very committed volunteers who encourage Council to take steps to make the Township greener and more accountable, including the Township’s Environmental Enhancement Committee (TWEEC), which is working to increase our tree canopy and to improve our downtown core. It’s been very exciting to see how much has already been accomplished and to look forward to the various other great initiatives that are still being rolled out. There is much more than I have space for here! If you’re looking to support the Township’s Greening Initiative, you may wish to join TWEEC or any one of our many service groups or organizations. This is a great way for you to become acquainted with your neighbours and for us to get to know you! Those looking to stay up-to-date on Township news through a more dynamic format than our traditional communication channels are invited to join us on Wednesday, May 20th for the 2020 State of the Township Address at 40 South Street West, in Elmira. From 7:15 am – 9:00 am, we’ll share breakfast and discuss current events within our Township, with proceeds benefitting a local community organization. For ticket or more event information, please contact the Corporate Services department at 519-669-6021, or by email at woolwich.mail@woolwich.ca. Our objective is to always provide accessible, efficient and effective government to our residents. I encourage you to use this guide as an instrument to get involved in your 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 Woolwich’s wonderful 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!

Sandy Shantz Mayor

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To build our new Strategic Plan, which will guide us through to 2030, we require the community engagement that Woolwich is known for. Last spring, we met with engaged residents and business owners from across the Township. Staff gained valuable input during community engagement sessions held in Breslau, Elmira, and St. Jacobs. Residents and stakeholders exhibited passionate involvement in their communities, from supporting active lifestyles and local community hubs to considerations for resident engagement and support for our robust tourism industry. We will soon be asking residents and business owners to provide us with additional input regarding the Strategic Plan priorities through online engagement. Your input is invaluable to this process. Consider— • D o you ever dream about a brighter future for your community? • How can we make our community a better place to live, work and play? • What do you want us to know about your community’s priorities? • What actions can we take to improve wellbeing in your community—and beyond it? Perhaps there are other areas that matter to your community. In addition to Healthy Communities, outlined above, our current Strategic Plan focuses on: • • • •

P lanning for Growth and Economic Development Opportunities Infrastructure Maintenance and Transportation Planning Fiscally Responsible and Sustainable Community Communication with the Public and the Marketing of Municipal Services • Best-Managed and Governed Municipality My door is always open to receive constructive feedback about the services the municipality provides; continuous improvement is something that the Township strives to achieve on a daily basis. If you have input that you think is beneficial to the Strategic Planning process, I invite you to contact me directly at 519-669-6002, via email at dbrenneman@woolwich.ca, or through the Customer Service Survey on our website.

David Brenneman

Chief Administrative Officer

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Local Government Township of Woolwich Council

WARD 1 It is a continued honour to serve as your Ward 1 Councillor, and I look forward to being your representative for the next three years. Some of the issues I am interested in are Council’s relationship with appointed staff, managing growth in our community, and building better streets. Elected officials and hired staff are not competing forces. They should work together towards a common goal, each doing their own job. As our Township and Region continue to grow managing that growth will be important. Sprawling subdivisions require the most expensive infrastructure to maintain, and if we don’t grow responsibly the price we will pay for that will be significant. Building better streets in our Township will require working with the Region, as many of our main streets are Regional roads. Our streets can be built to support diverse activities, active transportation and local businesses which will strengthen our community. As Councillors, we hear a lot about affordable housing. This has become an issue in many regions in Canada, including our own. We must do what we can to work with our Regional and provincial colleagues to address this issue. Young people getting into the housing market for the first time, empty-nesters downsizing, and active seniors trying to maintain their independence are all feeling the pressure from the lack of affordable housing. I am committed to working with the other councillors to do what we can to address this. Thank you again for choosing me to represent you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Councillor Scott McMillan 519-514-6052 | smcmillan@woolwich.ca Committees: Downtown Elmira Business Improvement Area (BIA), Technical Advisory Group (TAG)

WARD 1 “There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”

– Margaret J Wheatley

In November Doug Griffiths was invited to our community to deliver his 13 Ways to Kill a Community presentation at the Somebody Should Do Something event. Griffiths is a sought-after “community therapist” working with communities across North America. Woolwich Healthy Communities organized and hosted his presentations, workshop and showcase to raise awareness in the community of the need for volunteer time, input and expertise. Over the span of 2 days about 650 residents got to hear much of what he had to say about how to develop our communities, how the future will impact us and the importance of citizen involvement. In his assessment, Griffiths writes “No municipality will ever have enough resources to meet all growth demands, and the substantive growth that is taking place in this region will make the lack of resources an endemic issue.” Council budget deliberations are an excellent example of how the municipality prioritizes resources that best serve residents now and for the future. The discussion emanating from the 2020 budget discussion is of transitioning from a mid-sized municipality to a more substantive one that is being driven by growth and requests for services from new residents. Where that discussion leads must be tempered with our collective ability to pay. Growth does not pay for growth, and while additional services are nice for some, our taxes will see significant increases. Council will be looking to hear from residents over the coming year for your input and direction. Griffiths offers this about community building. “Success is always a work in progress, not a destination. No one is ever done working on building success.” As a member of the Woolwich Healthy Communities committee I’m working with residents to build upon the success of Somebody Should Do Something. As a group, we’re working on new community-focused

initiatives that were driven from feedback from participants who attended our event. The four key areas of identified were housing, downtown revitalization, community events and promoting a positive attitude. If any of these topics are areas of interest to you, we would appreciate hearing from you to volunteer with us. We can accomplish so much more together for a better community for us now and our future. Feel free to reach out to myself about any municipal issue or how to get more involved in building our communities.

Councillor Patrick Merlihan 519-514-6051 | pmerlihan@woolwich.ca Committees: Woolwich Healthy Communities

WARD 2 I am impressed when the Council Chambers are filled during a Council meeting. It means that our community is engaged and interested in issues that will change their lives or the life of our community. It is great to see people who might seldom speak in public, get up, and articulate their vision for a project or service in the Township. I was also impressed with two events that happened every week all summer long. Each Friday, a set of food trucks came to a different church in town. There was a great variety of food, and there was great conversation among the community. It was good to see people that we knew from ten years ago, but our paths had not crossed in recent years. Food, fun, friendship, and fellowship every Friday night. Then, on Sunday nights at Gore Park was the musical concert series. The whole park is packed. There are people who attend from outside of the area. It gets so full that they might have to find a new venue or close off the street! Country music is not my favourite style, but it is a strong community event that makes this such a great place to live. And both of these community events are planned by the community and for the community. It is not a Township staff or Council driven event. It is about us and for us. And finally, our neighbour invited the whole street for a block party. We came late but had a great time getting to know our neighbours better. So, maybe when a difficulty happens to one of our street members, we will be able to respond in better ways. We should have hundreds of street parties all over the Township, so we can strengthen our communities.

Councillor Fred Redekop 519-514-6053 | fredekop@woolwich.ca Committees: St. Jacobs Business Improvement Area (BIA), Remediation Advisory Committee (RAC), Township of Woolwich Environmental Enhancement Committee (TWEEC)

WARD 3 I am proud to be representing the community of Woolwich as a representative of Ward 3 on Township Council. A healthy, active community has always been very important to me. Whether in my role as a Councillor, a resident, a volunteer, and – most importantly, – a father and grandfather, protecting and promoting all the elements that make Woolwich such a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family has always been my foremost priority. Volunteerism has been a substantial part of my life in the Township. From my role in helping to provide positive recreation programs and suitable facilities on the Conestogo Recreation Association to the over twenty years of service I have provided in protecting the health and well-being of residents as a volunteer firefighter, giving back to the community that has provided me with so much has been a privilege and an honour.

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to the local government, we have to find ways to continue to offer the standard of service you have come to expect, while maintaining the infrastructure we already have.

Since recently retiring after twenty-nine years, I look forward to spending more time helping to shape and preserve the community I love. As your representative on Council, I will continue to make prudent and thoughtful decisions in an open and transparent manner befitting the trust you have placed in me.

On a more positive note: The last time I wrote about our “Greening Initiative” and my initiative for the Township to add and implement a topsoil standard. I am pleased to report that, after a number of years of work, the following resolution was passed: “3. That the Council of the Township of Woolwich directs staff to include the provisions for screened topsoil at a minimum depth of 0.45 metres in the front and rear yards of all new residential developments.” I want to thank the rest of my colleagues for their support on this initiative.

I will continue to work tirelessly, as I have throughout my time on Council, to ensure that future generations, like my grandchildren, will get to experience the same rewards and pleasures that living in Woolwich has provided for me.

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Councillor Murray Martin 519-514-6055 | mmartin@woolwich.ca

WARD 3 As 2019 has drawn to a close, one of our first tasks as a Council was to work on passing the 2020 budget. If you’ve read my previous comments, you will have noticed this is an area I work hard in an attempt to keep spending within our means. Not unlike other regions throughout Ontario, this continues to be a struggle. As our provincial government continues to download more responsibilities

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Local Government Council Meetings / Township Information and Services

Committee of the Whole and Council Meetings The Council of the Township of Woolwich generally meets as Committee of the Whole in week one, as Council in week two, and has no meetings in week three. 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 agency representatives. Before bringing a concern to Council, residents should attempt to have a staff member in the 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 when to register as a delegation, and other information helpful to you

as a speaker, is available from the Council and Administrative Services 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 4:30 pm on the Thursday before the meeting. • Agendas are published on the Township’s website by 2 pm 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. For more information, please visit the Township Services, Mayor and Council section of our website at www.woolwich.ca or contact the Clerk’s Department at 519-669-6004.

Township information and services ANIMAL CONTROL DOGS AND KENNELS The Township of Woolwich requires all dogs to be licensed and wear their annual dog tag, effective within 21 days of moving into the Township. 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. Dog owners are restricted to owning three dogs per property. Kennels must also be licensed and are only permitted on agricultural properties, subject to certain conditions and annual inspections. For more information about where to purchase dog tags, or to apply for a kennel license, please visit the Township Services, Animal Services section of our website at www.woolwich.ca or call 519-669-6009.

DOG LICENSING Starting with the sale of the 2020 dog

tags, a new dog licensing process will be implemented. Residents will receive dog tag licensing forms by mail with their property tax invoice, to all properties in the Township. The updated process will allow residents the opportunity to license any dog(s) which may not have previously been licensed. Residents owning dogs will have until March 1st of each year to purchase a dog tag or update their information in the Township’s system. If outstanding licensing fees are not paid by March 1st, a reminder letter will be sent by mail stating the outstanding balance for the dog tag. If an outstanding balance remains after April 15th of each year, the outstanding balance will be added to the tax roll with an administration fee of $15.00. As a reminder, please note that licensing your dog is mandatory in the Township of Woolwich as-per our Animal Control By-law, available on our website.

ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES UPDATE The Township of Woolwich has contracted the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society to provide animal control, dog licensing, shelter services, and relevant

by-law enforcement for the municipality. Residents of the Township should call the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society at 519-745-5615 for the following: • to report by-law violations (except barking dogs – see below) • to report stray animals • to report a lost pet • to report a found pet • to report injured animals • to report a dog bite • to report a dead domestic animal • to report dead wildlife (dead wildlife on public property is collected at no charge) Barking dogs are considered a noise violation and are handled by Township Bylaw Enforcement Services or the police. If you are experiencing a disturbance in the Township of Woolwich and are looking to report a noise complaint, please call 519-669-6009. Please note that all complaints are made confidentially, and that the Township is unable to investigate complaints where the location of the dog is unknown.

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CATS 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. The Township’s Enforcement Officers operate primarily on a complaint basis, unless they encounter a safety issue, and work towards compliance through education first, wherever possible. If you wish to make a by-law contravention complaint, you will be asked to provide your full name, address, phone number and the exact location of the concern, as well as relevant details which can be verified by an Enforcement Officer. Complainant information is kept confidential unless you agree to provide your name as part of a court process. Complaints may be made by email, letter mail, or by calling 519-669-6009 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Complaints filed without the complainant’s contact information will not be dealt with, as-per the Council mandated policy, unless a public safety issue has been identified by Enforcement Services staff.

MOTORIZED SNOW VEHICLES (ATVS AND SNOWMOBILES) No person shall operate a motorized snow vehicle within any settlement area between the hours of 11:00 pm and 7:00 am any day of the week. 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.

SIDEWALK & ROOFTOP SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL 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 properties on corner lots. Ice on rooftops can pose a safety concern and should be removed. For questions and concerns regarding Sidewalk Snow Removal, please call 519-669-6009.

MARRIAGES LICENCES Corporate Services staff can issue Marriage Licences. Please note that you will need to make an appointment to have your licence issued. Please call the office at 519-669-6009 or email us to request an appointment. If you do not make an appointment, we cannot guarantee the availability of a licence issuer. The application form for a Marriage Licence and other information is available on the website under the Township Services menu. The applicant(s) must bring the completed application form, signed by both applicants, and two pieces of government issued ID for each applicant when you come in for your marriage licence application appointment. The cost of a marriage licence is $140. If this is not your first marriage, please call 519-669-6009 or visit us online to see what additional documentation you are required to provide. Your marriage licence can be issued up to 90 days prior to the intended date of marriage.

CEREMONIES The Township of Woolwich offers professional Officiants for Civil Marriage Ceremonies at your location or ours, weekdays, evenings, and weekends! The Civil Marriage Ceremony is a dignified, non-denominational ceremony which adheres to the requirements of the Province of Ontario’s Marriage Act. We have

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several Marriage Officiants ready to serve you. Fill out the online ceremony request form on the Township website or call 519-669-6009 to speak to our Ceremony Facilitator. Please note that we do require advance notice of at least two business days for an on-site ceremony to ensure an officiant is available.

FEES Council Chambers Ceremony (seating for up to 25 people) • During Business Hours - $250 + HST • Non-Business Hours - $350 + HST • Your Preferred Location $350 + HST (locations outside of the Township can be accommodated, with advance notice) Please note a $50.00 non-refundable deposit is due up-front when the ceremony is booked. Evening ceremonies can be accommodated, subject to Officiant availability. If you would like to purchase Township witnesses for your on-site ceremony in Council Chambers, the cost is $25.00 + HST per witness. Please note this service is only available for ceremonies that occur in Council Chambers during regular business hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Visit ServiceOntario.ca/GettingMarried for information from the Province of Ontario about getting married.

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 March 31st every year.  It is important to keep vehicles from parking on the road during this time for effective snowclearing operations, which also enhances community safety and access for emergency responders.  The parking ban is advertised in the Community Page of the Woolwich Observer, on our website, and through social media beginning in November of each year.  The Enforcement Services Division commencSpring / Summer 2020


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es ticketing in December annually without further warning. Overnight parking is not permitted at any time on main roads that are managed by the Region of Waterloo.  For assistance, please contact Enforcement Services at 519-669-6009 for assistance.

519-669-6009.

PARKING TICKET PAYMENTS

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Parking fines may be paid at the Township of Woolwich Administration Office 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 Corporate Services Department.  Questions or inquiries about parking tickets issued in the Township of Woolwich may be directed to our Enforcement Services Division at

Contact List

TOWNSHIP OF WOOLWICH 24 Church Street West P.O. Box 158 Elmira, Ontario N3B 2Z6 Tel: 519-669-1647 Toll Free: 1-877-969-0094

CEMETERIES The Township of Woolwich operates two active cemeteries – Elmira Union on Church St. W, Elmira and St. Teresa on Arthur St., north of Elmira.

General Cemetery Guidelines as per the Cemetery By-law: • Visitors are welcome at the cemeteries daily from 7:00 am 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 grave sites. For more information or to get a copy of the New Cemetery By-Law adopted in 2018 please contact: 519-514-7025 jyoung@woolwich.ca

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Kennel Licensing..........................ext. 6009

Murray Martin 519-514-6055 mmartin@woolwich.ca

Lotteries, Dog Tags, Parking Permits ....................................................ext. 6009

Larry Shantz 519-514-6054 lshantz@woolwich.ca

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

Marriage Licences........................ext. 6009 Parking.........................................ext. 6009

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OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO)

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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

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Executive Officer to the Mayor, CAO, Clerk ....................................................ext. 6021 Accounts Receivable....................ext. 6000

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

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

CORPORATE SERVICES

Director/Clerk, Valrie Hummel Executive Officer to the Mayor, CAO, Clerk ....................................................ext. 6021 .................................................. ext. 6005 Deputy Clerk................................ext. 6010

COUNCILLORS WARD 1

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

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

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

Tile Drain Loans...........................ext. 6016 Municipal Budget & Financial Planning ....................................................ext. 6013 Property Tax Information.............ext. 6000 Purchasing & Accounts Payable..ext. 6017 Water Billing & Meter Reading....ext. 6018

Scott McMillan 519-514-6052 smcmillan@woolwich.ca

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

INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

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

Patrick Merlihan 519-514-6051 pmerlihan@woolwich.ca

ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS

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

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

WARD 2 Fred Redekop 519-514-6053 fredekop@woolwich.ca

Council Meeting Facilitator.........ext. 6004

Director, Jared Puppe............ ext. 6029

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

Roads Maintenance & Construction Executive Officer to the Mayor, CAO, Clerk ....................................................ext. 6041 ....................................................ext. 6021 Sewer and Water Maintenance & Human Resources........................ext. 6056

Construction (not Water Billing)..ext. 6041

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PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Breslau Community Centre ............................519-669-1647 ext. 8000

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

Director, Mark Pomponi......... ext. 6028

Maryhill Heritage Community Centre ...519-648-9524 or 519-669-1647 ext. 8000

HEALTH SERVICES

BUILDING Chief Building Official..................ext. 6036 Building Permit Inquiries.............ext. 6042

Heidelberg...........................519-514-7000 ....................................... or 519-514-7025

Building Inspections........ ext. 6034 / 6035

Lions Hall (Art Woods).........519-669-5101 ....................................... or 519-669-5171

Letters of Compliance (zoning / building) ....................................................ext. 6042

St. Jacobs Community Centre (Mike Leacy)........................519-669-5884

PLANNING

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

Manager of Planning...................ext. 6038

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

Committee of Adjustment... ext. 6040/6033

TOWNSHIP SOCCER PITCHES & BALL General Zoning Inquiries... ext. 6033 / 6040 DIAMONDS Planning Application Inquiries...ext. 6033 / 6040 Site Plan Review.............. ext. 6033 / 6040

RECREATION & COMMUNITY SERVICES Director, Ann McArthur.......... ext. 7022 General Inquiries.........................ext. 7000 Breslau Community Centre..........ext. 8000 Cemeteries Inquiries....................ext. 7025 Ice Rentals...................................ext. 7025 Outdoor Facilities (Booking) .......519-6691647 ext. 7025 or 1-877-969-0094 Facilities Manager.......................ext. 7024

Bloomingdale (Don Uhrig)...519-741-9671 Breslau.................................519-648-9524 ...................... or 519-669-1647 ext., 8000 Conestogo, Floradale, Heidelberg & Maryhill................519-669-1647 ext.7025 ....................................... or 519-514-7025

GOLF COURSES IN WOOLWICH Elmira Golf...........................519-669-1652 Merry-Hill Golf Club.............519-648-2831 Conestogo Country Club. 1-888-833-8787 Beaverdale Golf Club....... 1-888-833-8787 Max’s Golf Club...................519-746-4653 Fire Chief, Dale Martin........... ext. 6023

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

Deputy Fire Chief, Dennis Aldous .................................................. ext. 6011 CEMC, Avril Tanner,......................ext. 6006

Community Programs and Inclusion Coordinator.................................ext. 7005

Conestogo Fire Station, District Chief Arnie Gingrich.....................519-588-0588

Environmental Coordinator.........ext. 7027

Elmira Fire Station, District Chief Kieran Kelly..........................519-465-8122

Operations & Community Services Coordinator.................................ext. 7008 St. Jacobs Arena....................519-664-3310 Woolwich Memorial Centre (WMC) ....................... ext. 7000 or 519-514-7000 Aquatic Centre..............................ext 7006 Fitness Centre..............................ext. 7011

TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY HALLS & COMMUNITY CENTRES

Community Care Concepts ............................................519-664-1900 Family and Children’s Services ............................................519-576-0540 Grand River Hospital...........519-749-4300 Seniors for Seniors...............519-585-0845 St. Mary’s Hospital...............519-744-3311 Woolwich Community Health Centre ............................................519-664-3794 Woolwich Community Services ............................................519-669-5139

REGIONAL SERVICES Region of Waterloo..............519-575-4400 Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA).................................519-621-2761 Region of Waterloo Public Health ............................................519-575-4400 Garbage & Recycling...........519-883-5100

POLICE Elmira Detachment, 13 Industrial Drive 519-653-7700.................... ext. 4319/4320

FIRE & PROTECTION SERVICES Waterloo Regional Police....519-570-3000

Recreation Manager....................ext. 7048 Recreation Programs Coordinator ....................................................ext. 7047

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

LANDFILL STATIONS Cambridge Landfill Site.......519-575-4608 Waterloo Landfill Site..........519-883-5100

LIBRARIES Bloomingdale 860 Sawmill Rd. E., ............................................519-745-3151 Elmira 66 Arthur St. S.,.........519-669-5477

Floradale Fire Station, District Chief Dennis Frey..........................519-465-8138

St. Jacobs 29 Queensway Dr., ............................................519-664-3443

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

SCHOOLS

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

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

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

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

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

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

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

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

Bloomingdale Community Centre �������������������������������������������519-741-9671 University of Waterloo.........519-888-4567

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Elmira Secondary.................519-669-5414 Spring / Summer 2020


Local Government Contact List

Foundation Christian...........519-664-0110 Floradale Public...................519-669-5193 John Mahood Public............519-669-5153 Koinonia Christian Academy ............................................519-744-7447

Kiwanis Transit .............. 519-669-4533 / 1-800-461-1355

Service Ontario (Health Card, Driver’s Licence)................................519-669-2040

Region of Waterloo International Airport YKF.................................. 1-866-648-2256 ....................................... or 519-648-2256

AREA MUNICIPALITIES

GOVERNMENT – GENERAL Park Manor Public...............519-669-5183 Riverside Public...................519-669-5417 St. Boniface-Maryhill...........519-648-2832 St. Jacobs Public..................519-664-2272 St. John’s Kilmarnock...........519-648-2183 St. Teresa Catholic................519-669-8843 Woodland Christian High....519-648-2114

TRANSPORTATION Grand River Transit..............519-585-7555 .............................. or 519-575-4608 (TTY)

Canada Post:

City of Cambridge................519-623-1340 City of Kitchener..................519-741-2345 City of Waterloo.................. 519-886-1550

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

Township of North Dumfries ........................................... 519-632-8800

St. Jacobs.............................519-664-2151

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

Maryhill...............................519-648-9414

Township of Wilmot............ 519-634-8444 Municipal Property Assessment MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT Corporation (MPAC)........ 1-866-296-6722 ...........................or 1-877-889-6722 (TTY) Tim Louis, MP Kitchener-Conestoga ............................................519-578-3777 Passport Office................. 1-800-567-6868 Mike Harris Jr., MPP Kitchener-Conestoga Service Canada (Social Insurance ............................................519-669-2090 numbers, etc.).................. 1-800-622-6232 ...........................or 1-800-926-9105 (TTY)

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Registration xxxxx 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. Immediate! You know immediately if you have secured your spot.

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). Please note: All programs that run out of the Breslau Community Centre will have Breslau indicated in the program name. 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.

SPRING & SUMMER 2019 REGISTRATION INFORMATION Spring 2020

Summer 2020

General Programs

Aquatics

P.D. Days & Camp Programs

Registration Starts Mar 10, 6:30 am Online and In line

Registration Starts Mar 10, 6:30 am Online and In line

Programs Run Mar – June Please check program listing!

Program Runs Mar 16 – Jun 10 (11 weeks)

Registration Starts Mar 10, 6:30 am PD Days Fri Apr 3 Fri May 29 Fri Jun 26 March Break Camp March 16 – 20, 2020

Registration Starts Jun 16, 6:30 am Online and In line

Registration Starts Jun 16, 6:30 am Online and In line

Programs Run Jun – Aug Please check program listing!

Program Runs Jun 29 – Sept 2 (9 weeks)

Registration Starts Mar 10, 6:30 am Summer Day Camps Run weekly June 29 – Sept 4 See page 36 for details

NOTE: In person Registration begins at 6:30 am at the WMC and 5 pm at the BCC

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Breslau Community Centre

Breslau Community Centre 100 Andover Dr, Breslau, ON N0B 1M0 Tel: 519-514-8000 or 519-669-1647 ext. 8000 Email: breslau@woolwich.ca

CUSTOMER SERVICE HOURS JANUARY – JUNE Mon – Thurs: 5 – 9 pm Fri & Sat: Closed Sun: 9 am – 1 pm

EMPIRE ROOM RENTALS

JUNE 29TH – SEPT 7TH

Beautiful open concept room with plenty of space for meetings, wedding / baby showers and family gatherings.

Mon – Thurs: 5 – 8 pm Fri: Closed Sat: 9 am – Noon Sun: Closed

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 519-514-8000 or 519-669-1647 ext. 8000 during customer service hours.

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Breslau Community Centre – Programs

Breslau Community Centre Programs SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Dates

Cost (incl hst)

YMCA EarlyON Drop In – Breslau Play & Learn This program provides opportunities for adults and children to socialize together while experiencing activities based upon literacy, physical activity and creativity. Families with children 0 – 6 may attend. All children must be with a supervising adult.

Preschool Active & General Programs

Wed & Fri, 9 am – Noon Apr 1 – Jun 19 *No Drop in Apr 3,10, May 29

FREE

Parent & Tot Gymnastics Ages 18 months – 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 required. Run in partnership with the KW Gymnastics Club.

Sun, 9:30 – 10 am May 3 – Jun 28 *No Class May 17th

Cost: TBD (8 weeks)

Parent & Tot Gymnastics Ages 2 – 4 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 required. Run in partnership with the KW Gymnastics Club.

Sun, 10 – 10:30 am May 3 – Jun 28 *No Class May 17th

Cost: TBD (8 weeks)

Children and Youth Active & General Programs

Dates

Cost (incl hst)

Kindergym Gymnastics Ages 4 – 7 years In this structured program, participants will learn and build upon basic gymnastics skills, using circuits and stations. This program is run in partnership with the KW Gymnastics Club.

Sun, 10:30 – 11:15 am May 3 – Jun 28 *No Class May 17th

Cost: TBD (8 weeks)

NEW! Little Dentistry School Ages 3 – 5 years & Ages 6 – 10 years Explore the exciting world of Dentistry and learn how to maintain a healthy & happy smile! At Little Dental School, students will play the role of a dentist and learn about dental anatomy, oral hygiene, use real dentistry tools, and learn how to prepare & fill a cavity! This program runs in partnership with the Little Medical School - Region of Waterloo.

Wed, Apr 22 – May 27 5:15 – 6 pm (3 – 5 yrs.)

$85 (6 weeks)

NEW! Cycling Skills Training Ages 9 – 13 years Join Cycling Into The Future’s experienced cycling instructors for a fun, hands-on bike safety course. Students will learn the rules of the road, bike handling skills, how to repair a flat tire, and how to ride safely on neighbourhood streets. The course involves classroom instruction, closed-course skills practice and on-road instruction. Course fee includes a bike tune-up, helmet fitting, a bell and course completion certificate. Students must be able to balance a bike without training wheels. They must also have a properly-sized bike in decent condition and an undamaged helmet that fits.

Thurs, 6 – 8:30 pm (week 1) 6 – 8 pm (week 2 – 4) May 28 – June 18

Stay Safe! Ages 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 Apr 3

$55 / class

Babysitting Ages 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.

Mon, 9 am – 5 pm Mar 16 Fri, 9 am – 5 pm Jun 26

$65 / class

NEW! Watercolour Painting Parties Ages 13+ years Join us for a relaxing watercolour painting class, even if you think you have no artistic talent. Susan Earl will show you how to easily uncover your hidden Picasso with simple instructions to create 2 beautiful framed paintings you will be proud to display!

Thurs, 6:30 – 8:30 pm May 14

$40 / person

Creative Crafts Ages 6 – 8 years Come on out and join us for a fun filled morning! Kids will have the opportunity to be creative, express themselves through art, engage in team building activities, and get to make new friendships.

Sat, 9:30 – 11:30 am Apr 4 Apr 18 May 2 May 16 May 30 Jun 13

FREE

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6:15 – 7:15 pm (6 – 10 yrs.) $120 (4 weeks) For more information e-mail: citf@ cyclingintothefuture. com

Registration is required: emilym_wcs@yahoo. com or 519-669-5139

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Breslau Community Centre – Programs

Curious Minds Ages 9 – 11 years Come on out and join us for an afternoon of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) based activities. Kids will have the opportunity to create, explore and participate in skill building activities.

Sat, 12:30 – 2:30 pm Apr 4 Apr 18 May 2 May 16 May 30 Jun 13

FREE

Little Kickers/Junior Kickers Ages 1 ½ – 3 ½ years Children will be introduced to soccer fundamentals (kicking, goal scoring, stop position, etc) in a play-oriented, yet structured format. Children will work within their ability level, while being taught in a group environment. This class will help children develop physically while improving cognitive and social skills. Parents are required to stay with their children. Parent Participation with children under 2.5y.

Thurs, 5:10 – 5:55 pm Jan 9 – May 14

To Register visit www. littlekickers.ca

Mighty Kickers Ages 3 ½ years – 5th Birthday Children will be introduced to and will continue to master their fundamental soccer skills (directional kicks, striking, defending, etc.). Games are fast-paced and increasingly soccer-focused, with fun still at the heart of play. Children begin to understand the importance of team play and modified matches are gradually introduced. Parents are required to stay with their children.

Thurs, 6:05 – 6:50 pm Jan 9 – May 14

NEW! Summer Camp Leader in Training Program Ages 13– 16 years* Do you want to be a Day Camp Leader? This program focuses on leadership styles, goal setting, teamwork skills, game/activity planning, identifying bullying and prevention strategies, and offers tips for working with children and leading activities in our Summer Day Camp Programs. Includes LSS SafeGuard and Anaphylaxis Rescuer certifications, and a canoe trip.

Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm Jul 7 – 10

Registration is required: emilym_wcs@yahoo. com or: 519-669-5139

Rolling Registration

To Register visit www. littlekickers.ca

Rolling Registration

$175 July option: $9 / Lunch (optional, WMC only) Note: Minimum 5 participants required per location, otherwise the program may be combined into one offering.

After completing this program, there is an expectation that youth volunteer with at least 2 weeks of Township of Woolwich Kids Camps. *To volunteer with our Summer Camp programs, youth must be at least 13 years of age. Youth 12 years old can register if they are turning 13 over the summer.

Adult General Programs

Dates

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 7:30 – 9 am

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 – 4 pm Apr 2 – Aug 27

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 pm Apr 9 May 14 Jun 11

$7 / person Call 519-664-1900, 2 days in advance to reserve your spot

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! A sample is at the Breslau Community Centre.

Thurs, 7 – 9 pm Apr 16 May 21 Jun 18 Thurs, 6 – 8 pm Jul 16 Aug 20

$20 / class

Euchre Drop In Join us for a game of Euchre! Come with a friend or come on your own. All Euchre players welcome. Cards will be provided.

Mon, 6:45 – 8:45 pm Apr 20, May 4, May 25, June 8, June 22

$2 / person

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.

Tues, 5:45 – 7:45 pm Thurs, 7 – 9 pm Apr 7 – Jun 30 Tues, 5:45 – 7:45 pm Thurs, 5:45 – 7:45 pm July 2 – Aug 27

$5 / Drop in

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Breslau Community Centre

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, Apr 6 – Jun 29 Beginner 8:30 – 11:30 am Inter. / Advanced 1 – 4 pm *No Program April 13, May 18, 25, June 1

$33.75 (9 weeks)

Seniors Pickleball Tournament – Beginner Paddle (Level 2/ 2+) A fun tournament, perfect for players newer to the game of pickleball! No partner required, sign up individually. Blind draw for partners and games occurs throughout the tournament.

Monday May 25 9 am – 4 pm

$15 / person

Seniors Pickleball Tournament – Battle of the Paddle (Level 3 / 3+) For intermediate players who like action packed games and who are on the move! No partner required, sign up individually. Blind draw for partners and games occurs throughout the tournament.

Monday June 1 9 am – 4 pm

$15 / person

Adult Fitness Classes

Dates

Cost (incl hst)

Full Body Circuit This strength-based class targets your glamour muscles: the booty, the arms and the 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 – 7:30 pm Apr 1 – Jun 24

$71.50 (13 weeks)

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, 8 – 9 pm Apr 7 – Jun 23

$66 (12 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 – 9 pm Apr 7 – Jun 23

$66 (12 weeks)

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

Mon, 9:30 – 10:30 am Apr 6 – Jun 22 *No class Apr 13 & May 18

$55 (10 weeks)

Family Programs

Dates

Cost (incl hst)

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 – 11 pm May 2

$4/ person

Family Storytime Kids, birth – 5 with caregiver Drop in to share fun books, songs, and activities together.

Wed, 5 – 5:30 pm Dates ongoing

FREE

Micro Library Library services and resources are available at the Breslau Community Centre every Wednesday. Get a library card, pick up library holds, check out and return materials, book a 1:1 tech coaching session, and find out more about what your library offers.

Wed, 9 am – Noon & 5:30 – 7 pm Dates ongoing

FREE

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$5 / Drop in

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Heidelberg Community Centre

Heidelberg Community Centre Programs Heidelberg Programs

Dates

Cost (incl hst)

EarlyON Drop In - Heidelberg Community Centre How Does Learning Happen? Through Play! Join other children, caring adults and families in play and exploration. EarlyON facilitators are available to provide support and information around early learning topics, community resources, programs and referrals in our play-based environment. Drop in program.

Wed, 9 am – 3 pm Jan 8 – Jun 24

FREE

NEW! Little Medical School Ages 3 – 6 years Calling All Future Doctors! Inspire your child’s interest in the medical field with Little Medical School® – Region of Waterloo. We provide a STEM based program bringing science, medicine, safety and the importance of a healthy lifestyle in an entertaining and fun way! 

Thurs, 5 – 5:45 pm Apr 23 – May 28

$85 (6 weeks)

NEW! Parent & Tot Gymnastics Ages 1 – 3 years & Ages 2 – 4 years A parent participation class for children to learn to jump, roll and balance through fun play-based gymnastics activities! Runs in partnership with KW Gymnastics.

Fri, Apr 17 – Jun 12 (No class May 22) 5 – 5:30 pm (1 – 3 years)

$60 (8 weeks)

5:30 – 6 pm (2 – 4 years) NEW! Kindergym Gymnastics Ages 4 – 7 years An independent class for children to continue to develop their gymnastics skills, and practice jumps, rolls and balancing! Runs in partnership with KW Gymnastics.

Fri, Apr 17 – Jun 12 (No class May 22) Option 1: 6 – 6:30 pm Option 2: 6:30 – 7 pm

$60 (8 weeks)

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 – 8:45 pm Apr 6 – Jun 22 *No class Apr 13, May 18

Spring: $55 (10 weeks)

Mon, 7:45 – 8:45 pm Jul 6 – Aug 31 *No class Aug 3

Summer: $44 (8 weeks)

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

Wed, 5:30 – 6:15 pm Apr 15 – Jun 17

$55 (10 weeks)

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 and strengthening, balance and relaxation.

Tues, 6 – 7 pm & 7:30 – 8:30 pm Apr 14 – Jun 16

Spring: $55 (10 weeks)

Together is Better! Join Community Care Concepts every 2nd and 4th Friday from 9:30 – 11:30 am for Together is Better! Gather with your community for coffee and activities. Everyone is welcome! If you have any questions, please call Community Care Concepts at 519-664-1900.

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month 9:30 – 11:30 am Ending June 26th

Tues, 6 – 7 pm Jul 7 – Aug 25

Summer: $44 (8 weeks) FREE

Heidelberg Community Centre The Heidelberg Community Centre is the Township’s 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.

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Maryhill Community Centre

MAryhill Community centre programs Maryhill Programs

Dates

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. The class will include breath work, meditation, gentle stretching, balancing and relaxation.

Mon, 7 – 8 pm Apr 6 – Jun 22 *No class Apr 13 & May 18

$55 (10 weeks)

Wed, 10 – 11 am Apr 15 – Jun 17

Maryhill 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 kitchen including two large beverage fridges, microwave and oven. Tables and chairs are included with the rental. To book the Maryhill Community Centre or inquire about pricing, email: customerservice@woolwich.ca or call 519-514-7000.

learn. discover. enjoy. Spring into Summer at the Library Be it in-branch, online or in the community, lifelong discovery awaits! Enjoy all the perks of FREE Library membership with mobile hotspot lending, museum passes, board games, book club sets, the seed library and seasonal programs for all ages! @RWLibrary @RWLibrary.ca

@RWLibrary

www.rwlibrary.ca

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

Leadership & Training Programs for Youth and Adults Leadership Programs Program

Prerequisite(s)*

Spring

Summer

Cost

Stay Safe! (Red Cross) Prepare to stay home alone

9 – 12 years

9 am – 5 pm Mar 16 (WMC) Apr 3 (Breslau)

9 am – 5 pm 1. Jun 26 (WMC)

$55/class

9 am – 5 pm 1. Mar 16 (Breslau) 2. Apr 3 (WMC)

9 am – 5 pm 1. Jun 26 (Breslau)

Babysitting Course (Red Cross)

11 – 16 years

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

High Five Principles of Healthy Childhood Development (Parks & Recreation Ontario)

14 years

9 am – 5 pm Sat, May 23

LSS SafeGuard *For more information, please see page 25

12 years; swim 50m, tread 2 mins

5 – 9 pm Thurs, Jun 18

9 am – 1 pm Wed, Jul 8

$35

Summer Camp Leader in Training Development Program *For more information, please see page 25

13 – 16 years*

Thursdays 3 pm – 6 pm May 14 – Jun 25 (WMC)

Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm Jul 7 – 10 (Breslau & WMC) Note: minimum 5 participants required per location, otherwise the program may be combined into one offering

$175

9 am – 5 pm May 30 – 31

9 am – 5 pm Aug 15 – 16

$137.61 Manual: $16.70

*Can register at 12 years old, if turning 13 over the summer

$75

July: $9/Lunch option WMC only

First Aid Programs at the WMC LSS Standard First Aid

12 years old

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. To be certified, any missed classes will require a make up private lesson. Make up lessons will be charged as private lessons, as per our current Fees & Charges. Those who chose not to complete make up lessons may continue to attend and participate, but cannot be certified, due to certification and legal requirements.

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 Completion of a Course

Unsuccessful candidates are required to retake the full course, to build the required confidence and skills.

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

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Aquatic Programs at the Woolwich Memorial Centre Program

Prerequisite(s)* 8 years; swim 50m, tread 2 mins

Bronze Star

Spring Sun, 5:30 – 7 pm Apr 19 – Jun 14 (no class May 17)

Summer

Cost

Mon – Fri, Mon – Wed 9:30 – 11 am Jul 20 – 29

Resident: $128.11 Non-Resident: $145.75

Mon – Fri, Mon – Thurs 9 am – 12 pm Jul 6 – 16

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

Tues – Fri, Mon – Fri 9:30 am – 12 pm Aug 4 – 14

Resident: $143.10 Non-Resident: $160.74 (Manuals included)

Thurs, 4:30 – 7 pm Jun 25

FREE

Sat, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm Apr 18 – Jun 13 Bronze Star OR 13 years Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid

Sun, 4 – 7 pm Apr 19 – Jun 14 (no class May 17) Thurs, 5 – 8 pm Apr 23 – Jun 11

Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid Bronze Cross

Sun, 4 – 7 pm Apr 19 – Jun 14 (no class May 17) Thurs, 5 – 8 pm Apr 23 – Jun 11

Aquatic Volunteer Seminar LSS Assistant Swim Instructor

National Lifeguard

LSS Swim for Life Instructor LSS Lifesaving & Emergency First Aid Instructor

13 years; Bronze Medallion

Thurs, 5:30 – 8 pm Mar 26

14 years; Bronze Cross

Tues, 3 – 6 pm Apr 7 – May 19 (no class Apr 28)

16 years; Bronze Cross; Standard First Aid & CPR-C 16 years; Bronze Cross

Fri 6 – 10 pm, Sat & Sun 9 am – 5 pm Jun 5 – 7

16 years; Bronze Cross

Resident: $154.14 Non-Resident: $171.78 (Manuals included) Mon – Fri 9 am – 6 pm Aug 31 – Sept 4

Resident: $238.59 Non-Resident: $261.98 (Manuals included)

Mon – Tue 9 am – 5 pm Wed 9 am – 1 pm Aug 24 – 26

Resident: $239.78 Non-Resident: $263.17 (Manuals included)

Wed 2 – 6 pm Thurs – Fri 9 am – 6 pm Aug 26 – 28

Resident: $250.04 Non-Resident: $273.43 (Manuals included)

Aquatic Supervisor Training

National Lifeguard or Instructor certification; 100 hours experience

Sat 9 am – 7 pm Mar 28

Sat 9 am – 7 pm Sept 12

$103.50

National Lifeguard Recertification

16 years; National Lifeguard

Sun, 3 – 8 pm Apr 5

Sun, 1 – 6 pm Aug 30

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

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

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! 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!

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

How to apply? Sign up for a FREE Aquatic Volunteer Seminar!

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

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Woolwich Memorial Centre

THE WMC WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE FOLLOWING STATUTORY HOLIDAYS

24 Snyder Ave. S. Elmira, ON 519-514-7000 customerservice@woolwich.ca

Friday April 10, 2020

HOURS OF OPERATION (JAN – MAY 14)

Monday August 3, 2020

WMC Building: ........................................... 6 am – 11 pm

Monday September 7, 2020

Sunday April 12, 2020 Monday May 18, 2020

Fitness Centre: ............................................ 6 am – 10 pm Walking Track: ............................................. 6 am – 10 pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE MAY BE REDUCED HOURS OF OPERATION DURING LONG WEEKENDS.

HOURS OF OPERATION (MAY 15 – SEPT 7) WMC Building: ........................................... 6 am – 10 pm Fitness Centre: .............................................. 6 am – 9 pm Walking Track: ............................................... 6 am – 9 pm

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

SWIMMING Under 3

Free

Child / Youth 3 – 18

$4

Adult

$6

Family

$15

Skating

$3/person

Family Skating

$10

Adult Shinny

$8/person

Family Shinny

$15

(public, parent & tot, stick & puck)

FITNESS/GENERAL PROGRAM Drop in Fitness

$8

Drop in Pickleball

$5

SUMMER 2020 DISCOUNTS AT THE WMC CHILD / YOUTH SUMMER SWIM PASS Valid June 29 – September 4..........................................$54

SUMMER WMC MEMBERSHIP Valid June 29 – September 4 Includes all drop in programs & fitness centre use........$60

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

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Woolwich Memorial Centre – Fitness Centre & Memberships

WMC Fitness Centre & Memberships ACTIVE LIVING FOR EVERYONE The Fitness Centre, located in the heart of the Woolwich Memorial Centre, is approximately 2300 square feet and features a variety of fitness equipment for cardiovascular and muscle training.

FITNESS CENTRE EQUIPMENT Treadmills Jacob’s Ladder

Elliptical Machines Strength Machines

Recumbent Bike Plate-loaded Leg Press

Upright Bike Functional Trainer

Spin Bikes Max Rack

Half-rack Rowing Machine

FITNESS MEMBERSHIPS We offer a variety of fitness membership options to meet your needs! Discounts provided for students, daytime users, corporate members and family members! Monthly payment options are offered for annual memberships. Have any questions about our memberships? Contact WMC Customer Service for more information! Fees subject to change pending Township of Woolwich Council approval.

Includes Membership Types

Fee (HST Incl.)

Annual (12 Months)

$585.45 ($48.79 monthly)

Additional Household Fitness Memberships (Discount for Family Members of Existing Members)

$468.36 ($39.03 monthly)

Annual Corporate/Organization Memberships For those who work for/are members of registered organizations. For more information, contact Fitness Centre Coordinator.

$468.36 ($39.03 monthly)

Fitness Lite Membership Yearly or Monthly options available

$339/year $30 / month

6 Months

Fitness Centre

Drop in Fitness Classes

AquaMat Classes

Aquafit & Drop in Swims

Shinny & Drop in Skates

A discount on the Annual Fitness Membership for those who live in the same household! Perfect for couples, siblings and families with adult/teen children! The first family member’s Annual Membership is charged at the full cost, then each additional adult/teen membership is discounted. All benefits of the Annual Membership are included.

8am – 4pm only

Select Daytime Classes

$306.32

4 Months

$204.85

Student 4 Months* *must show valid, current student ID

$161.00

1 Month

$58.00

20 Visit Pass

$128.00

10 Visit Pass

$70.00

Daily Pass

$12.00

Single Visit

$8.00

Drop in Fitness Class or Fitness Centre Visit

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Woolwich Memorial Centre Programs PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS Active Programs

Dates

Cost (incl hst)

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

Mondays, 10 – 10:45 am Mar 23 – May 25 *No program Apr 13, May 18

$56 $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 – 1:45 pm Mar 24 – Jun 25 *No program May 26

$6 / class

Creative Programs

Dates

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.

The Sticky Pine Tree Sat May 2 10:30 am

Adult: $14 Child: $12

Active Programs

Dates

Cost (incl hst)

Wednesday Ball Hockey League Ages 5 – 7 years This recreational ball hockey league is for players of all skill levels looking to enjoy the game. Participants are to register individually. Three days prior to the program start date, participants will be divided into teams and the weekly schedule will be emailed out. Players are guaranteed to play for one hour each week (game start time varies between 5pm or 6pm). Team t-shirt is included in cost of program and will be provided on the first day of the program. This program is offered in partnership with Grind Hockey Training Centre. Equipment needed: CSA approved helmet, hockey sticks, running shoes, water bottle, shin pads and gloves.

Wed, 5 – 7 pm May 20 – Jun 24

$90 (6 weeks) *Includes a team t-shirt

Thursday Ball Hockey League Ages 8 – 12 years This recreational ball hockey league is for players of all skill levels looking to enjoy the game. Participants are to register individually. Three days prior to the program start date, participants will be divided into teams and the weekly schedule will be emailed out. Players are guaranteed to play for one hour each week (game start time varies between 5pm or 6pm). Team t-shirts is included in cost of program and will be provided on the first day of the program. This program is offered in partnership with Grind Hockey Training Centre. Equipment needed: CSA approved helmet, hockey sticks, running shoes, water bottle, shin pads and gloves.

Thurs, 5 – 7 pm May 21 – Jun 25

$90 (6 weeks) *Includes a team t-shirt

NEW! Splashball Water Polo (6 – 12 years) We’re excited to partner with KW Water Polo Club to offer this introductory Water Polo Program! This program is for children 6 – 12 years old who are comfortable swimming (completed Swimmer 3 or higher) and are interested in learning Water Polo game play, techniques and fitness.

Fri, 6 – 7 pm Mar 27 – Jun 12 *No program Apr 10

Non-Resident: $151.80 Resident: $132

NEW! Youth Lifesaving Sport (8 – 15 years) This introductory recreational level teaches lifesaving fundamentals, with a continued focus on stroke technique and endurance. In this coach-led program, athletes learn about swim workouts, team building, sport ethics and responsibility. Athletes progress at their own pace, completing skills like 300m workouts, dives, flip turns, throwing with a rescue tube and swimming under obstacles. Note: Ability to swim at least 100m consecutively is required.

Wed, 7 – 8 pm Mar 25 – Jun 3

Non-Resident: $151.80 Resident: $132

NEW! Child / Youth Training Program (10 – 17 years) 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. Perfect training for the Tinman Triathlon! For information, visit: www.horizonstraining.org Note: Ability to swim 25m with face in the water is required.

Tues, 6:30 – 7:30 pm Sat, 8:45 – 9:45 am Mar 21 – Jun 13 *No program Apr 4, May 16 (23 sessions)

Non-Resident: $251.29 Resident: $218.50

NEW! Swim Together (8 – 13 years; Adults) Improve your fitness and swimming techniques with experienced female coaches, bond with your daughter, and have fun in the pool! Girls and their mothers/female guardians will develop stroke technique, prepare for lifelong fitness, and enjoy the social support of others. Youth must pass the swim test, and adults must be comfortable swimming 50m with their face in the water. This program is offered by the Woolwich Wave Swim Team, in partnership with the University of Waterloo, and the Township of Woolwich. The program is made possible through a Gender Equity in Recreational Sport Community Grant (CPRA) and the Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC). To register, please go to woolwichswimteam.com or contact woolwichswimteam@gmail.com with any questions.

Sat, 3 – 4pm Apr 18 – Jun 6 *Jun 6 the program runs 5 – 7pm

$25 per person

YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMS

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Both adult and youth(s) must register

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Woolwich Memorial Centre Programs

NEW! AquaMat Aquatic Fitness Program (9+ years) Enjoy this fun fitness class on floating mats! Classes are a mix of cardio and yoga/ conditioning classes. Bring your bathing suit and get ready for this awesome splashy class! Spots are limited, and preregistration is required.

Jun 10 6 pm & 7 pm Jun 19 5 pm & 6 pm Jul 17 5 pm & 6 pm Aug 6 5:30 pm Aug 14 5 pm & 6 pm

Preregistration required. FREE For WMC Fitness Members $12 (under 16yrs) $13.56 (16yrs+)

NEW! Parent & Child Cycling Skills Training for Kids Ages 8 – 13 years Join Cycling Into The Future’s experienced cycling instructors for a fun, hands-on bike safety course. Participants will learn the rules of the road, bike handling skills, how to repair a flat tire, and how to ride safely on neighbourhood streets. The course fee includes a bike tune-up by an experienced mechanic on the first day, helmet fitting, a bell and a course completion certificate. Requirements: Participants must be able to balance a bike without training wheels. They must also have a properly-sized bike in decent condition and an undamaged helmet that fits.

Tues, 6 – 8 pm May 26 – Jun 16 *May 26, the program runs until 8:30 pm

$100 (4 weeks) Note: One adult can register with up to 3 children. For more information e-mail: citf@ cyclingintothefuture.com

Youth Karate Classes (9+ years) Build confidence and learn self defense through traditional Japanese Goju-ryu Karate. All classes taught by fifth degree blackbelt Dave Hoover. To register email: dave@whiteheronmartialarts.com

Ages 5 – 9 (Junior Belts): Wed 4:15 – 5 pm Ages 10+ (Junior Belts): Tues & Thurs, 5 – 5:50 pm Intermediate Belts: Mon & Wed, 6:10 – 7 pm Senior Belts: Mon & Wed 5 – 5:50 pm

New Members Trial 2 months $50+tax

Workshops

Dates

Cost (incl hst)

Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds! Ages 12 – 14 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 May 13 – Jun 24

FREE Participants MUST preregister

NEW! Lifesaving Society Safeguard (12+ years) This safety supervision training is designed for guardians (day camp counsellors, Leaders in Training, Scout or Guide Leaders, etc) who accompany groups of young people to pools or waterfronts. This certification course stresses the responsibility of these leaders for safeguarding swimmers, even under lifeguard supervision. This course focuses on water safety awareness, accident prevention, identifying hazards, and how to respond safely in an aquatic emergency. The ability to swim 50m and tread water for 2 minutes is required. This course has both classroom and pool portions.

Option 1: Thursday, Jun 18 5 – 9 pm

$35

NEW! Summer Camp Leader in Training Program (13 – 16 years)* Do you want to be a Day Camp Leader? This program focuses on leadership styles, goal setting, teamwork skills, game/activity planning, identifying bullying and prevention strategies, and offers tips for working with children and leading activities in our Summer Day Camp Programs. Includes LSS SafeGuard and Anaphylaxis Rescuer certifications, and a canoe trip. After completing this program, there is an expectation that youth volunteer with at least 2 weeks of Township of Woolwich Kids Camps.

Option 1: WMC May 14 – Jun 25 Thursdays 3 – 6 pm* *Jun 18 5 – 9 pm

* Full-day Karate SUMMER CAMP: Jun 29 – July 2, 2020. Email for details. Register now!

*To volunteer with our Summer Camp programs, youth must be at least 13 years of age. Youth 12 years old can register if they are turning 13 over the summer.

Option 2: Wednesday, Jul 8 9 am – 1 pm

Option 2: Breslau or WMC Jul 7 – 10 Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm

$175 July option: $36 / Lunch (optional, WMC only) Note: Minimum 5 participants required per location, otherwise the program may be combined into one offering.

For more Courses and Workshops, please check out page 19 for our Leadership and Training Programs!

Creative Programs

Dates

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.

Mon, 6 – 8 pm Apr 20 – May 11

$60

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NEW! Watercolour Painting Parties (Ages 13+) Join us for a relaxing watercolour painting class, even if you think you have no artistic talent! Susan Earl will show you how to easily uncover your hidden Picasso with simple instructions to create 2 beautiful framed paintings that you will be proud of!

Sat, 10 am – 12:30 pm Apr 25

$40 per person

PD Days & Camps

Dates

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! Skating available for Apr 3 only. Lunch options and extended care (8 – 9 am and 4 – 5 pm) are available at an additional cost.

Fridays, 9 am – 4 pm Apr 3 May 29 Jun 26

$44 / Day $9 / Lunch (optional)

Pop Up Playgrounds Keep an eye out for our summer camp staff at FREE play activities during community events! We’ll be around Woolwich at Family Fun Days, the Trigator 4 Kids and more!

Dates to be determined – check the Recreation Calendar at www.woolwich.ca !

FREE

Birthday Parties!

Dates

Cost (incl hst)

Little Stampers Party (6 years & up) Make beautiful papercrafts, and a 1 hour Party Room Rental! Options include Paper Bag Scrapbook, Decorated Journal, 8”x 10” Framed Paper Art, or 3 Cards. Crafting led by an instructor, additional adult support recommended. Cost of Gameday insurance not included.

Please contact for availability

$25 / child

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

Saturday Afternoons Sundays

$99.03

CHILLIN’ Zone Party (8 years & up) 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

$2.50 am or pm Extended Care

Min. 5, max. 15 children

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

ADULT PROGRAMS Active & Wellness Programs

Dates

Cost (incl hst)

NEW! AquaMat Aquatic Fitness Program (9+ years) Enjoy this fun fitness class on floating mats! Classes are a mix of cardio and yoga/conditioning classes. Bring your bathing suit and get ready for this awesome splashy class! Spots are limited, and preregistration is required.

Jun 10 6 pm & 7 pm Jun 19 5 pm & 6 pm Jul 17 5 pm & 6 pm Aug 6 5:30 pm Aug 14 5 pm & 6 pm

Preregistration required. FREE For WMC Fitness Members $12 (under 16yrs) $13.56 (16yrs+)

The Great Brain Workout – Fitness For Your Aging Brain 55 years+ The Great Brain Workout challenges you to use your brain in new and unique ways. Learn what science has to say about your brain and how best to maintain its health through your lifetime. Bring runners, a water bottle and a sense of humour! You’ll be up and moving and thinking on your feet…literally!

Fridays 9:45 – 10:45 am 11 am – 12 pm Mar 27 – Jun 26 *No program Apr 10

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

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

Mondays 9 – 9:50 am Mar 23 – Jun 22 *No program Apr 13, May 18

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

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Woolwich Woolwich Memorial Memorial Centre Programs xxxxxx Centre

Masters Swimming - Fitness & Triathlon Training 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.

Spring Session: Tues & Thurs, 8:30 – 10 pm Sat, 7 – 8:30 am* *Sat practice ends Jun 13 Mar 21 – Jun 25 (39 sessions) *No program Apr 4, May 16, Jun 20 Summer Session: Tues & Thurs, 8:30 – 10 pm Jun 30 – Sept 3 (20 sessions)

Spring: Full session: $351 28 passes: $266 14 passes: $140

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 Mar 26 – Apr 23

$5 drop in $20 full session

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 (Mar 23 – Apr 17; Jul 20 – Aug 31) or the arena floor (Apr 20 – Jul 17). *No program Apr 3, Apr 10, Apr 13, May 18, Jun 24 (1 – 3 pm), Jul 1, Aug 3

Mon, 8 – 9:30 pm Mar 23 – Aug 31 Wed, 10:30 am – 12 pm Mar 25 – Jul 15 Mon, Wed & Fri, 1 – 3 pm Mar 25 – Jul 17

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

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 Mar 26 – Jun 18

$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. Mar – Jul 15 classes in the Community Centre; Jul 22 – Sept classes in upper lobby

Wed, 8:30 – 9:15 am Mar 25 – Jun 24 Wed, 9 – 9:45 am Jul 8 – Sept 2

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

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

Tues, 7:30 – 9:30 pm Mar 24 – Apr 28 *No program Mar 31

$8 drop in

Adult Karate Classes (15+ years) Improve fitness and learn self defense through traditional Goju-ryu Karate. All classes taught by fifth degree blackbelt Dave Hoover. To register email: dave@whiteheronmartialarts.com

Mon & Wed, 7:10 – 8 pm

New Members Trial 2 months $25/month

NEW! Swim Together (8 – 13 years; Adults) Improve your fitness and swimming techniques with experienced female coaches, bond with your daughter, and have fun in the pool! Girls and their mothers/female guardians will develop stroke technique, prepare for lifelong fitness, and enjoy the social support of others. Youth must pass the swim test, and adults must be comfortable swimming 50m with their face in the water. This program is offered by the Woolwich Wave Swim Team, in partnership with the University of Waterloo, and the Township of Woolwich. The program is made possible through a Gender Equity in Recreational Sport Community Grant (CPRA) and the Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC). To register, please go to woolwichswimteam.com or contact woolwichswimteam@gmail.com with any questions.

Sat, 3 – 4 pm Apr 18 – Jun 6 *Jun 6 the program runs 5 – 7 pm

$25 per person Both adult and youth(s) must register

Summer: Full session: $180 9 passes: $90

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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Lead an Active Lifestyle Woolwich Memorial Centre – Pool Admission & Fees

Pool Admission Policy

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

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.

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

Child/Youth Summer Swim Pass

$54 Valid for all public swim times June 29 – September 4, 2020

Adult

$6.00

Family

$15.00

$52.50

$97.80

$189.60

(max 5 people, each additional $2.00)

*Fees subject to change pending Township of Woolwich Council approval

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Woolwich Memorial Centre – Spring Swim Schedule

Spring Swim Schedule Mon Aquafit

9 – 9:45 am 8:05 – 8:50 pm

Tues 9 – 9:45 am 7:35 – 8:20 pm

Parent & Tot Aquafit

10 – 10:30 am

Gentle Aquafit

1:30 – 2:30 pm (10 – 11am, Jun 16 – 23)

MAR 21ST – JUN 28TH, 2020 Wed

Fri

Sat

Sun

9 – 9:45 am

10 – 11am

Shallow End Aquafit Parents and Tots welcome

Lane Swim

Thurs

9 – 9:45 am 9 – 9:45 am 8:05 – 8:50 pm 7:35 – 8:20 pm

1 – 1:45 pm

6:30 – 8 am 10 am –12:55 pm (4 lanes) 8 – 9:30 pm (3 lanes until 9 pm)

10 am – 12:55 pm (4 lanes) 6:30 – 8:30 pm (3 lanes at 7:30 pm)

6:30 – 8 am 10 am –12:55 pm (4 lanes) 8 – 9:30 pm (3 lanes until 9 pm)

10 am – 12:55 pm (4 lanes) 6:30 – 8:30 pm (3 lanes at 7:30 pm)

Public Swim

6:30 – 8 am 10 am – 12:55pm (4 lanes)

12 – 1 pm

10 am – 2 pm (3 lanes)

PD Days: 1–3 pm April 3 May 29 June 26

1 – 3 pm

10 am – 2 pm

7 – 8:30 pm* *Toonie Swim

Family & Senior Swim Children must be accompanied by a guardian

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

Masters Swim Fitness & Triathlon Training. See on page 27

10 – 11 am (Lap pool only) 11 am – 12:55 pm 6:30 – 7:30 pm (Leisure pool only) 8:30 – 10 pm

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 (Leisure pool only)

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

8:30 – 10 pm

10 am – 2 pm

7 – 8:30 am

Monday, Apr 13 Modified Schedules: 10 am – 2 pm All other swims cancelled (Public & 3 lanes) POOL CLOSED: Saturday April 4th, Friday April 10th, Sunday, April 12th, Monday May 18th, Saturday, June 6th (after 12pm), Saturday June 20th

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Woolwich Memorial Centre – Summer Swim Schedule

Summer Swim Schedule Mon 8:30 – 9:15 am 8:05 – 8:50 pm

Aquafit Gentle Aquafit

Lane Swim

Tues 8:30 – 9:15 am 7:35– 8:20 pm

JUN 29TH – SEPT 4TH, 2020 Wed

Thurs

8:30 – 9:15 am 8:05 – 8:50 pm

8:30 – 9:15 am 8:30 – 9:15 am 7:35 – 8:20 pm

11 am – 12 pm

Sat

Sun

11 am – 12 pm

6:30 – 8:15 am 9:30 – 11 am (3 lanes) 12 – 1 pm 8 – 9:30 pm (3 lanes until 9 pm)

9:30 – 11 am (3 lanes) 12 – 1 pm 6:30–8:30 pm (3 lanes at 7:30 pm)

6:30 – 8:15 am 9:30 – 11 am (3 lanes) 12 – 1 pm 8 – 9:30 pm (3 lanes until 9 pm)

9:30 – 11 am (3 lanes) 12 – 1 pm 6:30–8:30 pm (3 lanes at 7:30 pm)

6:30 – 8:15 am 9:30 – 11 am (3 lanes) 12 – 1 pm

10 am – 2 pm (3 lanes)

10 am – 2 pm (3 lanes)

1:15 – 3:15 pm

1:15 – 3:15 pm

1:15 – 3:15 pm

1:15 – 3:15 pm

1:15 – 3:15 pm 7 – 8:30 pm* *Toonie Swim

10 am – 2 pm

10 am – 2 pm

11 am – 12 pm (leisure pool) 12 – 1 pm

12 – 1 pm 6:30 – 7:30 pm

11 am – 12 pm (leisure pool) 12 – 1 pm

11 am – 12 pm 12 – 1 pm (leisure pool) 12 – 1 pm 6:30 – 7:30 pm

10 am – 2 pm

10 am – 2 pm

Public Swim Family & Senior Swim Children must be accompanied by a guardian

Fri

Masters Swim Fitness & Triathlon Training. See page 27

8:30 – 10 pm

8:30 – 10 pm

Special Swims: Canada Day Monday July 1st 1 – 3 pm (FREE Swim) POOL CLOSED: Wednesday July 1st, Saturday, July 11th, Monday August 3rd POOL CLOSED for Maintenance: Saturday September 5th – Friday September 25th, 2020, inclusive

Located inside the Woolwich Memorial Centre

Activities: Bid Euchre, Book Club, Bridge, Carpet Bowl, Cribbage, Crokinole, Fitness, Great Brain Workout, Knitting & Crocheting, Mahjongg, Monthly Lunches & Dinners, Pickleball, Quilting, Shuffleboard, Snooker, Solo, Tai Chi, Tech Clinic, Wellness Clinics, Yoga, Zumba

JOIN TODAY!

Yearly 20 Membership Fee

$

Ages

55+

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

519-669-5044 contact@woolwichseniors.ca

www.woolwichseniors.ca

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Woolwich Memorial Centre – Swim Lesson Fees & Tips

Swim Lesson Fees Parent & Tot

Preschool

Youth

Swimmer 9 – 11 (1 Hour)

Adult / Teen

Private (per lesson)

Semi-Private (per lesson)

Spring 2020 11 Weeks

Fee

$100.32

$113.85

$113.85

$151.80

$167.42

$42.41

$23.12

Resident Discount

$87.23

$99.00

$99.00

$132.00

$145.64

$36.89

$20.11

Summer 2020 9 Lessons

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

*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, 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 floatation, 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 Join us for recreational and competitive lessons. Ask your instructor what skills should be practiced, swimming at the Woolwich Memorial Centre or refer to the charts posted in the pool viewing areas for a Pool in Elmira. Swimmers will be coached in summary of each level’s skills. swim stroke techniques and be challenged in • Focus on SAFE and SUCCESSFUL. Learning to swim is a a fun and friendly atmosphere! life skill, and it takes time. Allow your swimmer to progress at their own rate and keep realistic expectations. Rememwoolwichswimteam.com ber, learning to swim is about mastering the skills to be woolwichswimteam@gmail.com safe in the water, not about passing the levels. • Talk to your instructor & the Supervisor. Ask about Summer Session: Apr 23 to Jul 30 successes and areas of improvement. Have a concern? See website for program times, fees and info. 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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Lead an Active Lifestyle Woolwich Memorial Centre – Spring 2020 Swim Lessons

Spring 2020 Swim Lessons (11 WEEKS) REGISTRATION OPENS: TUES. MAR 10TH, 6:30 AM PRESCHOOL LESSONS Under 5 years Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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

5:30 pm Parent & Tot Aquafit: 10 am

10:30 am 6 pm

10 am 5:30 pm Parent & Tot Aquafit: 1 pm

6 pm

9:45 am

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

10 am 5 pm 6 pm

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

10:30 am 5 pm

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

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

10 am 4:30 pm 5:45 pm 6:15 pm 6:45 pm

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

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

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

4:45 pm 5 pm 6 pm 6:30 pm

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

10 am 4:30 pm 5:45 pm 6:15 pm 6:45 pm

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

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

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

4:45 pm 5 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 pm 6:15 pm 7:15 pm

1 pm 5 pm 6 pm

5:30 pm 7:30 pm

10 am 4:30 pm 6 pm

6 pm 6:30 pm

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

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

5 pm 6:15 pm 7:15 pm

1 pm 5 pm 6 pm

5:30 pm 7:30 pm

10 am 4:30 pm 6 pm

6 pm 6:30 pm

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

4 pm

4 pm 4:15 pm

4 pm 5 pm 6:30 pm

4:15 pm

Program

Parent & Tot (4mths – 3yrs)

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

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

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

Private Lessons

Mar 23 – Jun 15 No lessons: Apr 13, May 18

Mar 24 – Jun 2 Daytime: no lesson May 26, last lesson Jun 9

Mar 25 – Jun 3

Mar 26 – Jun 4

Mar 27 – Jun 12 No lessons: Apr 10

Mar 21 – Jun 13 No lessons: Apr 4, May 16

9:30 am 11:15 am

Available times listed are available for full session registration on a first come, first serve basis. Email privatelessons@woolwich.ca for additional times. For semi-private lessons (multiple children in the same level, at the same time), please register one child, and email with the other children’s names for the adjustment.

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Woolwich Memorial Centre – Spring 2020 Swim Lessons

YOUTH LESSONS 6 years – 12 years Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday Thursday Mar 25 – Jun 3

Mar 26 – Jun 4

Friday

Saturday

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

1 pm 4:30 pm

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

4:30 pm

Swimmer 1 (30 mins)

4:15 pm 5 pm 5:30 pm

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

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

1 pm 4:30 pm

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

4:30 pm

Swimmer 2 (30 mins)

4:15 pm 5 pm 5:30 pm

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

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

1:30 pm

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

4:15 pm

Swimmer 3 (45 mins)

4:15 pm 5:15 pm

8:45 am 9:30 am 11 am

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

1:30 pm

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

4:15 pm

Swimmer 4 (45 mins)

4:15 pm 5:15 pm

8:45 am 9:30 am 11 am

Swimmer 5 (45 mins)

4:30 pm 5:15 pm 6:45 pm 7:15 pm

1:30 pm 4:15 pm

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

4:15 pm 4:45 pm

8:45 am 10:30 am

Swimmer 6 (45 mins)

4:30 pm 5:15 pm 6:45 pm 7:15 pm

1:30 pm 4:15 pm

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

4:15 pm 4:45 pm

8:45 am 10:30 am

Swimmer 7 (45 mins)

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

1:30 pm

5:30 pm 6:45 pm

5:15 pm

10:15 am

Swimmer 8 (45 mins)

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

1:30 pm

5:30 pm 6:45 pm

5:15 pm

10:15 am

Program

Mar 23 – Jun 15 No lessons: Apr 13, May 18

Mar 24 – Jun 2 Daytime: no lesson May 26, last lesson Jun 9

Mar 27 – Jun 12 No lessons: Apr 10

Mar 21 – Jun 13 No lessons: Apr 4, May 16

Swimmer 9 Rookie (1 hour)

7 pm

4:30 pm

10:45 am

Swimmer 10 Ranger (1 hour)

7 pm

4:30 pm

10:45 am

Swimmer 11 Star (1 hour)

7 pm

4:30 pm

10:45 am

4 pm

Private Lessons

4 pm 4:15 pm

4 pm 5 pm 6:30 pm

4:15 pm

9:30 am 11:15 am

Available times listed are available for full session registration on a first come, first serve basis. Email privatelessons@woolwich.ca for additional times. For semi-private lessons (multiple children in the same level, at the same time), please register one child, and email with the other children’s names for the adjustment.

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Woolwich Memorial Centre – Summer 2020 Swim Lessons

Summer 2020 Swim Lessons AGES

REGISTRATION OPENS: TUES, JUN 16TH AT 6:30 AM Weekly Lessons (9 lessons)

Program

PRESCHOOL 4 MONTHS – 5 YEARS

Parent & Tot (4 months – 4 yrs)

6 pm

Wed

Jul 8 – Sept 2

Thurs

Jul 2 – Aug 27

Session A

Session B

Session C

Aug 4 – 14

Session D

Aug 17 – 27

Jul 6 – 16

Jul 20 – 30

6:30 pm

10 am

10:15 am

9:30 am 10:30 am

9:30 am 10:30 am

10 am 10:30 am

9:30 am 10:15 am

10:15 am

5:15 pm 6:30 pm

5:30 pm

5:30 pm 6 pm

Preschool 2 (30 mins)

5:30 pm 6 pm 7:15 pm

6 pm

5 pm 7 pm

6 pm

9:30 am 10:15 am 10:30 am

10 am 10:30 am

9:30 am 10 am 10:15 am

10 am 10:30 am

Preschool 3 (30 mins)

5:30 pm 6 pm 7:15 pm

6 pm

5 pm 7 pm

6 pm

9:30 am 10:15 am 10:30 am

10 am 10:30 am

9:30 am 10 am 10:15 am

10 am 10:30 am

4:45 pm 5:45 pm

4:45 pm 7:30 pm

10 am

9:30 am 10 am

9:30 am 10:30 am

9:45 am 10:15 am

4:45 pm 5:45 pm

4:45 pm 7:30 pm

10 am

9:30 am 10 am

9:30 am 10:30 am

9:45 am 10:15 am

4:45 pm 7 pm

5:30 pm 6 pm 7 pm

9:45 am 11:15 am

9:45 am 11:15 am

10:45 am 11:15 am

9:45 am 11:15 am

4:45 pm 7 pm

5:30 pm 6 pm 7 pm

9:45 am 11:15 am

9:45 am 11:15 am

10:45 am 11:15 am

9:45 am 11:15 am

Swimmer 3 (45 mins)

5:15 pm 6:15 pm

4:45 pm 6:30 pm

9:30 am 11 am

11 am

9:30 am 11 am

11 am

Swimmer 4 (45 mins)

5:15 pm 6:15 pm

4:45 pm 6:30 pm

9:30 am 11 am

11 am

9:30 am 11 am

11 am

Swimmer 5 (45 mins)

4:45 pm

5:15 pm

11 am

9:30 am 11 am

11 am

9:30 am

Swimmer 6 (45 mins)

4:45 pm

5:15 pm

11 am

9:30 am 11 am

11 am

9:30 am

Swimmer 7 (45 mins)

6:30 pm

7:15 pm

10:15 am

10:15 am

10:45 am

Swimmer 8 (45 mins)

6:30 pm

7:15 pm

10:15 am

10:15 am

10:45 am

Preschool 4 (30 mins)

Swimmer 1 (30 mins) Swimmer 2 (30 mins)

Swimmer 9 Rookie (1 hour)

7 pm

10:45am

10:45 am

10:45 am

Swimmer 10 Ranger (1 hour)

7 pm

10:45am

10:45 am

10:45 am

Swimmer 11 Star (1 hour)

7 pm

10:45am

10:45 am

10:45 am

11 am (lap pool) 11:30 am (lap pool)

10:45 am (lap pool) 11:30 am (lap pool)

7:30 pm

PRIVATE LESSONS

Tues

Jun 30 – Aug 25

Preschool 1 (30 mins)

Preschool 5 (30 mins)

YOUTH LESSONS 6 YEARS – 12 YEARS

Mon

Jun 29 – Aug 31 No lessons: Aug 3

Daily Lessons (Weekdays only, 9 lessons)

5 pm

7:30 pm

5 pm 5:30pm

Available times listed are available for full session registration on a first come, first serve basis. Email privatelessons@woolwich.ca for additional times. For semi-private lessons (multiple children in the same level, at the same time), please register one child, and email with the other children’s names for the adjustment.

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Woolwich Memorial Centre – Additional/Specialty Aquatic Programs

Additional/Specialty Aquatic Programs Program Adapted Swim Lessons (30 mins)

Description 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 Preschool 1 – 5 Beginner Swimmer 1 – 2 Intermediate Swimmer 3 – 5 Strokes Swimmer 6 – 8

Times

Spring

Summer

Fridays 6:30 pm 4:45 pm 4:15 pm 5:30 pm

Mar 27–Jun 12 *No class Apr 10

Please email mcronin@ woolwich.ca for dates and times

Splashball Water Polo (1 hour)

We’re excited to partner with KW Water Polo Club to offer this introductory Water Polo Program! This program is for children 6 – 12 years old who are comfortable swimming (completed Swimmer 3 or higher) and are interested in learning Water Polo game play, techniques and fitness.

Fridays 6 – 7 pm

Mar 27 – Jun 12 *No class Apr 10

Child/Youth Triathlon (10 – 17 years)

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 and lifelong fitness. Note: Ability to swim 25m with face in the water is required.

Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm Saturdays 8:45 – 9:45 am

Mar 21 – June 13 *No program Apr 4, May 16

Youth Lifesaving Sport (1 hour)

This introductory recreational level teaches lifesaving fundamentals, with a continued focus on stroke technique and endurance. In this coach-led program, athletes learn about swim workouts, team building, sport ethics and responsibility. Athletes progress at their own pace, completing skills like 300m workouts, dives, flip turns, throwing with a rescue tube and swimming under obstacles. Note: Ability to swim at least 100m consecutively is required.

Wednesdays 7 – 8 pm

Mar 25 – Jun 3

Adult / Teen Swim Lessons (45 mins)

Group lessons tailored to your swimming & water safety goals. Swim Basics 1 For those new to swimming – become more comfortable in the water, including holding your breath, floating, deep water comfort, and treading water. You will gain confidence learning front and back crawl. 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.

Teens (13 – 18yrs) Tuesdays 8:30 pm

Teens Mar 24 – Jun 2

Teens Jun 30 – Aug 25

Adults (18+yrs) Thursdays 8:30 pm

Adults Mar 26 – Jun 4

Adults Jul 2 – Aug 27

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.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30 – 10 pm

Mar 21 – Jun 25 Saturday practices end June 13 (39 sessions) *No class Apr 4, May 16, Jun 20 Prices: page 27

Jun 30 – Sept 3 (20 sessions) Prices: page 27

Masters Swim Fitness & Triathlon Training

Saturdays 7 – 8:30 am

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Summer Day Camps

Summer Day Camps 2020 – Make it an unforgettable summer! DYNAMIC CAMP LEADERS · THEMED WEEKS · TRIPS & GUEST VISITS · GAMES · CRAFTS · SPORTS · LOTS OF FUN!

CAMP FAQS Camp Locations

Woolwich Memorial Centre (WMC) – 24 Snyder Ave S., Elmira ON; 519-514-7000 Breslau Community Centre (BCC) – 100 Andover Dr., Breslau ON; 519-669-1647 x8000 Conestogo Park Club House – 26 Evening Star Ln., Conestogo ON; 519-514-7000

Kids Camp

Participants in our Kids Camp are 5 – 10 years old – 4 year olds can register if they are turning 5 before Dec 31st, and are fully toilet trained. Camp leaders will take age and developmental differences into account when creating groups and programming activities.

Specialty Kids Camp Youth Adventure Camp

Fees

Try out our awesome specialty camps (Golf & Sports; Kitchen Adventures), great for youth 8 – 14 years old who are looking for a fun new challenge! Participants in our Youth Adventure Camp (YAC) are 9 – 14 years old. YAC is specifically developed to meet the interests and needs of youth in this age group, and our camp leaders plan activities that will incorporate activity, trying new things, learning and fun! Woolwich Memorial Centre Kids Camp: $190 / week, $155 / 4 days YAC: $205 / week, $160 / 4 days Golf & Sports Camp: $295 / week Kitchen Adventures: $220 / week

Breslau & Conestogo Kids Camp: $175 / week, $140 / 4 days YAC: $205 / week, $160 / 4 days

Optional Add-ons AM or PM Extended Care: $2.50 each $5 for both – extended care is supervised, but unstructured. Camp Swimming Lessons (4 – 4:45pm): $44 / week, $35 / 4 days (WMC only) BCC/Conestogo Lunch: $9 / day, Fridays only WMC Lunch: $9 / day, $45 / week (full week can be prepaid during registration)

Camp Hours

Regular camp programming hours are 9 am – 4 pm. Extended care (8 – 9 am and 4 – 5 pm), which includes our supervised drop off hours, costs $5 / day. Quiet games, crafts and reading are part of this extended care.

Camper Drop Off & Pick Up

For camper safety, adults MUST show photo ID during camp pick up. Campers 9 years and under must be picked up by an adult that is identified in advance. Only those adults listed during registration will be permitted to pick up your child(ren). Campers 10 years or older may only leave by themselves if this has been indicated during registration. Please notify us if your child will not be attending camp, or of any change in your child’s pick up routine by calling 519-514-7000.

Our Staff Team

Our amazing camp staff have been hired based on their experience, creativity and enthusiasm working with children. They are certified in Standard First Aid & CPR-C, High Five*, and Lifesaving Society SafeGuard, and complete in depth, onsite training. Our Summer Camp Leaders are supported by on-site Summer Camp Coordinators, and are complimented by our volunteer Leaders in Training. Our camp operates with a maximum ratio of 1 leader for every 10 campers. *High Five is Canada’s only comprehensive quality standard for children’s sport and recreation, an evidence-based approach to healthy child development.

Camp Coordinator Emails

Have a question, or want to get in contact with our Camp Coordinators? Send us an email! Camp Inclusion Coordinator – campinclusion@woolwich.ca Breslau & Conestogo Camps – bcccamp@woolwich.ca Woolwich Memorial Centre (Elmira) Camp – wmccamp@woolwich.ca

Typical Camp Day

A typical camp day runs from 9 am – 4 pm, and includes games, crafts, indoor and outdoor play. Our weekly themes help guide planning of our activities, games, crafts, outings and special guests. The camp day will also include non-themed portions. For safety for those with life-threatening allergies, our camps are a “nut aware” environment. We ask that all families avoid sending peanut or nut products to camp. Please send energizing snacks including fruits and vegetables. Campers are asked to bring a water bottle to camp.

Lunch & Snacks

WMC lunch option (daily) includes choice of meal (tuna wrap, back bacon sandwich, hot dog, hamburger or grilled cheese); side dish (fries, popcorn or chips); snack (apple, banana or veggie sticks); and drink (water or juice box). Please note that food offerings may change. Breslau & Conestogo lunch option (Fridays) includes choice of pepperoni or cheese pizza; popcorn or veggies & dip; water or juice

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Medical Information

Please ensure camper medical information is updated during registration, including an emergency contact. Should a camper require medication while at camp, please inform the Camp Coordinator and complete the Medical Administration Form. All medications brought to camp must be in their original container. All medications will be stored in the Coordinator’s office, with the exception of EpiPens and inhalers, which are carried by the camper in a waist pouch. In the event of a medical emergency, camp staff, Township staff and/or lifeguards will provide immediate medical treatment, including follow up with EMS if necessary. Parents will be notified in the event of a medical emergency.

Inclusion at Camp

We strive to integrate all campers into our summer camp programs. To help us best support your camper’s experience at camp, we ask that any additional needs be disclosed during registration. A staff member will be in touch to discuss how we can best integrate your camper into our group programming. Please note that we are unable to provide one to one support for campers with additional needs. However, we welcome volunteers or support workers provided by the family in this capacity.

Camp Attire

Campers should come ready for fun! Sunscreen, a hat, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate clothing are required. Please send clothes that are comfortable to move in, and that can get messy. The Township of Woolwich is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Inclement Weather

Rain or shine, we’re here to play! We plan a majority of our camp day to be outside, although during inclement weather, camp program will relocate inside. A movie (rated G or PG) may be shown in the event of inclement weather – please contact the Camp Coordinator with questions regarding the choice of movie.

Camper Behaviour Expectations

We strive to ensure all campers have a GREAT, safe and fun experience at camp. We have fun, play fair, and show respect for ourselves and others. This includes: Respect yourself: Come to camp with a positive attitude and participate so you can have the best experience! Respect others: Stay out of other’s personal space, speak nicely to others, and listen to your leaders. Respect property and the facility: Touch only what belongs to you, stay within the activity area, and clean up after yourself. Physical aggression and bullying behaviour may require temporary or full suspension from camp. Refunds will not be issued for campers that are sent home from camp for behavioural or safety concerns. Each week revolves around a different theme that guides the activities, trips and special guest, and the camp day also includes some non-themed portions. Regardless of the theme the overall structure of the program remains the same, including sign-in, sign-out, snack, lunch and swim time. Campers will be asked to participate in all activities, unless written or verbal permission from a parent or guardian, to a leader, has been given for special circumstances.

Swimming (WMC)

Camp at the WMC includes swimming – bring your bathing suit and towel! Lifeguards and camp staff will supervise the swims. The Swim Admittance Policy is in effect – campers aged 6 to 9, wishing to swim in the lap pool will be required to complete the facility swim test. For safety, we offer 2 attempts for completing the swim test each week. Completion is at the discretion of the lifeguards on duty. The swim test includes: 25m of recognizable front crawl or breast stroke and tread water for 1 minute. As safety is our first priority, campers 5 and under, and those who do not complete the swim test, MUST wear a lifejacket and swim with a leader, in the leisure pool or shallow end. Camp swimming lessons are an optional add on for camps at the WMC, and run from 4 – 4:45 pm each day.

Week 4

Week 3

Week 2

Week 1

Dates Jun 29th – Jul 3rd Mon – Fri (No Camp on Jul 1st)

Camp

Location

Kids Camp

Woolwich Memorial Centre & Breslau Community Centre

Imagi-Nation

YAC

Woolwich Memorial Centre

Inventor’s Workshop

Bring your creativity as we solve problems, create Rube Goldberg machines, try experiments, play with circuits and technology, and get inspired in our Camp Makerspace!

Kids Camp

Woolwich Memorial Centre & Breslau Community Centre

Adventure Awaits

Once upon a time, there was a magical, mystical camp in Woolwich! We’re bringing storybooks, fairy tales and myths to life! Come with us to learn about the magical Donkeys at the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada!

YAC

Woolwich Memorial Centre

Wipeout

This adventurous week is full of obstacle courses and Ninja Warrior inspired challenges! We will head to Sky Zone to jump and brave their Warrior Course!

Kids Camp

Woolwich Memorial Centre & Breslau Community Centre

Wizards in Woolwich

You’ve been accepted to the Woolwich Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Have a mysteriously magical week learning about spells and potions, experimenting with Mad Science, and boarding the train in St. Jacobs!

YAC

Woolwich Memorial Centre

Tech Adventures

Where technology and the outdoors collide! Join us for geocaching, camping skills, and hiking. We’ll head to Grand River Rocks for rock climbing adventures!

Kids Camp

Woolwich Memorial Centre & Conestogo Park Club House

Wild, Wild West

YAC

Woolwich Memorial Centre

Project Funway

Jul 6th – 10th Mon – Fri

Jul 13th – 17th Mon – Fri

Jul 20th – 24th Mon – Fri

Theme

Description Oh Canada! This week, we celebrate Canada Day and all things Canadian! Poutine, lacrosse, (Elmira) maple syrup, and heading to Laurel Creek for canoeing! Everything from EH to ZED of Canada!

Giddy up! Cowgirls and cowboys are WANTED for this fun rodeo of a week. Saddle up for our trip to Conestogo River Horseback Adventures!

Join us for this colourful week to explore different art media, create string art pieces, get creative in our Camp Makerspace, and paint pottery at Maggie’s Mudroom!

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Summer Day Camps

Jul 27th – 31st Mon – Fri

Aug 10th – 14th Mon – Fri

Aug 17th – 21st Mon – Fri

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Aug 4th – 7th Tues – Fri

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Kids Camp

Aug 24th – 28th Mon – Fri

Aug 31st – Sept 4th Mon – Fri

Woolwich Memorial Centre & Breslau Community Centre

Olympic Gold

It’s time for the Summer Olympics! This week is full of sports, teamwork and celebrations! We’ll try synchronized swimming, practice karate, play Pickleball, Lawn Bowling & more!

Specialty Camp $295

Woolwich Memorial Centre

Golf & Sports

This fun sports themed week is run in partnership with Elmira Golf Club. Drop off is at the Club, then we’ll be learning the fundamentals of golf, before being bussed to the WMC for more sports and swimming. Range balls and clubs included. Instructed by Ryan Lawrence, PGA Canada & camp staff.

YAC

Woolwich Memorial Centre

Sports Extravaganza

The Summer Olympics are in full swing, and we’re getting moving! Let’s try some new sports (slacklining, yoga, Quidditch), explore the trails, and play Bubble Soccer!

Kids Camp

Woolwich Memorial Centre & Breslau Community Centre

Shark Week

We learn about sharks and their fishy friends in this ocean commotion week! Let’s have a fin-tastic week as we become shark buddies, splash in the pool and visit with some aquatic and semi-aquatic animals with Little Ray’s Reptiles!

Specialty Kids Camp $220

Woolwich Memorial Centre

Kitchen Adventures

Join us for explorations of different cooking techniques, learning about cultural foods, and competing in baking challenges! We will also be making our own daily lunches, included in the camp fee!

YAC

Woolwich Memorial Centre

Undercover Agents

Test your spy skills with daily secret missions, mysterious codebreaking, escape rooms and more! Our special guests, Little Ray’s Reptiles Nature’s Ninjas will show us how animals disguise and protect themselves!

Kids Camp

Woolwich Memorial Centre & Breslau Community Centre

Discovering Disney

Turn yourself Inside Out with excitement, get Tangled up in fun, and find your New Groove as we leap into magical worlds, go on adventures and become heroes in this fun, fantastical, Disney inspired week!

YAC

Woolwich Memorial Centre

Game On!

Ready, Set, Go! We’re bringing board games, video games and game shows to life as we explore new worlds and enjoy a fun VR experience on our trip to Ctrl V!

Kids Camp

Conestogo Park Club House

Lost in Space

We’re blasting off to outer space, to learn about the solar system, become astronauts and enjoy an out of this world time at Laser Quest Kitchener!

YAC

Breslau Community Centre

Raiders of the Lost Artifact

We’re on a week-long adventure of discovery, investigating past civilizations, and trying out archaeology. We’ll explore artifacts at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener!

Kids Camp

Breslau Community Centre

Flintstones vs. Jetsons

Let’s take the plunge as we time travel into the past and future! Dinosaurs, medieval times, retro, space travel and futuristic adventures await our campers! We’re off to a Schneider Haus Museum to learn about local history.

YAC

Breslau Community Centre

Fear Factor

This week at YAC, we take chances, try new things, get messy and have fun in our own fear factor challenges. We’ll head to Treetop Trekking for an adventurous day of ziplining and aerial course trekking!

Kids Camp

Woolwich Memorial Centre & Breslau Community Centre

Winter Wonderland

Finish off a hot summer by skating into our Winter Wonderland week! This week will cool you off, just in time for Fall! We will skate, throw snowballs, look for penguins and polar bears, and celebrate everything cold!

YAC

Woolwich Memorial Centre

Myth Busters

Is it real or myth? Become a Myth Buster at Camp, and spend the week setting up experiments and learning about science – you’ll have an explosive good time!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR LEADERS IN TRAINING! The Township is seeking enthusiastic, energetic youth to be volunteer Leaders in Training with our Kids Camp at the Woolwich Memorial Centre, Breslau and Conestogo locations! Youth 13 and older who are excited about working with children are encouraged to sign up for our Leader in Training Development Program – information on page 25!

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Community Events

Community Events WORKOUT FOR WATER Join us for this fun and active event! Participants will go through a series of three workout stations to help raise awareness of the water crisis and to provide clean water around the world. Cost of the event goes towards raising money to build a water well in India. Preregistration is required. Saturday June 13th starts at 9 am Woolwich Memorial Centre Outdoor Track (24 Snyder Ave South, Elmira) $50/ person For more information and to register email tmartin@woolwich.ca.

WOOLWICH CELEBRATES CANADA DAY! Join us for FREE Canada Day Celebrations! Wednesday July 1st, 2020 1 – 3 pm FREE public swim at the Woolwich Memorial Centre 4 – 7 pm Gore Park, Elmira Live music, Woolwich Summer Camp Corner, Family Activities, Food and much more! Canada Day Celebrations wouldn’t be possible without the generous donations from local businesses and community sponsorship. To ensure the ongoing success of community events, several Canada Day sponsorship opportunities are available. These opportunities allow community partners to maximize their visibility and impact the community. For more information on sponsoring Canada Day Celebrations please contact 519-669-1647 ext. 7005.

ART IN THE PARK Call for submissions! We’re looking for local artists who want to showcase their work during Art in the Park. Saturday, September 12, 10 am – 2 pm Gore Park, 68 Arthur Street South, Elmira Glass, paintings, photography, pottery, woodworking, jewelry & more! Call 519-669-1647 ext. 7005 for more information. Like us on Facebook at Township of Woolwich | Follow us on Twitter @woolwichupdates |

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Lead an Active Lifestyle xxxxx Recreation Associations & Community Programs

Bloomingdale Recreation Association

Breslau Recreation Association

Heidelberg Recreation Association

BLOOMINGDALE PARK & COMMUNITY CENTRE

BRESLAU MEMORIAL PARK & COMMUNITY CENTRE

HEIDELBERG PARK & COMMUNITY CENTRE

1031 Snyder’s Flats Road, Bloomingdale (519) 741-9671 www.bloomingdalerec.ca

100 Andover Drive, Breslau

2915 Lobsinger Line, Heidelberg

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook. com/BreslauRec Email: info@breslau.org

Email: parksandrec.heidelberg@gmail. com

BRA BOARD GAMES

Facebook Group: Heidelberg Parks and Rec

Sat Mar 28 & Sat May 2 1 – 11 pm Breslau Community Centre

The Heidelberg Recreation Association is a group of volunteers that aim to connect and support the community through the organization of local family-friendly events and activities. If you are interested in joining the Heidelberg Recreation Association or would like to help out at events please email parksandrec. heidelberg@gmail.com.

Rentals of community centre, baseball diamonds, soccer pitches, picnic shelter: Cozy hall for gatherings in a quaint village. Kitchen facilities are available. Email: Cindy at info@bloomingdalerec.ca Call: (519) 741-9671

BLOOMINGDALE REC. ASSOCIATION E-NEWSLETTER Subscribe at: www.bloomingdalerec.ca

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. Cost: $4 per person

Website: www.heidelbergpark.ca

BLOOMINGDALE RECREATION ASSOCIATION - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

HEIDELBERG COMMUNITY CENTRE, PAVILION & BALL DIAMOND RENTALS

Mon Mar 23, 7 – 9 pm Bloomingdale Community Centre

For all questions and inquiries about booking the Community Centre, Picnic Shelter, and/or Ball Diamond, please contact the Woolwich Memorial Centre (WMC) at 519-514-7000 or email customerservice@woolwich.ca.

Everyone welcome.

BLOOMINGDALE SPRING CLEAN UP Sat Apr 25 8:30 am – Noon Bloomingdale Community Centre Park clean up and Snyder’s Flat Road Adopt-A-Road garbage pick-up. Bring gloves, a rake and a neighbour.

BLOOMINGDALE’S 44TH ANNUAL STRAWBERRY SOCIAL

EASTER HUNT & PARK CLEAN-UP Sun Apr 5 Time: TBD Heidelberg Community Centre Save the date! Please visit the Heidelberg Park website for details.

ANNUAL TOWN-WIDE GARAGE SALE

Wed Jun 17, 5 – 7 pm Bloomingdale Community Centre

Sat May 9

See you there!

Please visit the Heidelberg Park website for details.

Cost: FREE

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Save the date!

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Lead an Active Lifestyle Recreation Associations & Community Programs

Maryhill Recreation Association

CARDS IN MARYHILL

VEGAS CHARITY NIGHT

Wed, Beginning Jan 9th and ending Apr 24 7:30 pm Maryhill Community Centre

Sat Apr 25, 8 pm Bridgeport Rod & Gun 1229 Beitz Road, Breslau

Euchre or Solo (cards provided). Come a little earlier to get settled as we begin promptly at 7:30 pm.

MARYHILL HERITAGE PARK & COMMUNITY CENTRE 58 St. Charles St. Maryhill Email: maryhill@woolwich.ca

COMMUNITY CENTRE, SOCCER PITCH & BALL DIAMOND RENTAL Rentals please call the Breslau Community Centre at 519-669-1647 ext. 8000 or email breslau@woolwich.ca OR The Woolwich Memorial Centre (WMC) at 519-514-7000 or 519-669-1647 x 7000 or email customerservice@ woolwich.ca.

A night of fun and chance with ALL proceeds going to charity.

Cost: $5 per evening includes coffee & tea, a snack and prizes

Many prizes of cash, gift cards, grocery hampers, meat packages & others plus a penny table. Organized by Maryhill Knights of Columbus.

NEW HORIZONS

For more information call 519-648-3394.

Second Thurs, Sept – May 10 – 11:30 am Maryhill Community Centre

Cost: FREE admission and door prizes

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! Coffee, tea & homemade snacks. Information: Joan Haid 519-648-2742 Cost: $2 per person.

CAR SHOW & SHINE + FLEA MARKET Sat Jun 20, 11 – 4 pm Maryhill Heritage Park NO entry fee for cars or people. Cars park on the grass. Live music. Great food & refreshments. Fabulous raffle table. People’s Choice Awards & Automotive Flea Market. Service dogs welcome. Absolutely NO other pets allowed. Wheelchair friendly and indoor air-conditioned facility. For more information call Tom at 519-589-5769.

2020 Registration Now Open At www.woolwichbaseball.com Divisions

Birth Year

Rates

Game Nights Subject to Diamond Availability

T-Ball

2016, 2015

$70

Tuesday

Minor Rookie

2014,2013

$70

Monday

Major Rookie

2012, 2011

$110

Monday & Wednesday

Junior Ball

2010, 2009

$110

Tuesday & Thursday

Senior Ball

2008, 2007, 2006

$110

Tuesday & Thursday

Early Registration Deadline is April 1, 2020 Registration Closes April 18, 2020

2020 Season Runs May 25 to July 17 (Weather Permitting) Like us on Facebook at Township of Woolwich | Follow us on Twitter @woolwichupdates |

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Greening Our Community Trails, Cycling and the Environment

Woolwich Trails Spring and Summer - a great time to explore a new trail or visit an old favourite! Woolwich is fortunate to have more than 80 kms of public trails! Choose from hard-packed granular trails, natural footpaths and paved trails. For more info about scheduled hikes, hike descriptions, the Woolwich Healthy Hikes program, maps, the Woolwich Trails Group and the Guidebook to Woolwich Trails, go to www.healthywoolwich.org. Just a reminder for those poorer weather days……. The walking track at the Woolwich Memorial Centre is open 7 days a week from 6:30 am until 10 pm. It is available to all at no cost for walking and running, except during ticketed events.

and photos, descriptions of each trail, addresses and GPS coordinates, helpful hiking tips and fun hiking activities.

2020 SPRING HIKES HOSTED BY THE WOOLWICH TRAILS GROUP

Pick up your guidebook at the Woolwich Memorial Centre, the Woolwich Township administrative office, The Woolwich Community Health Centre, the St Jacobs Visitor Centre and in Waterloo at Words Worth Books and Adventure Guide.

NEW! ONLINE WOOLWICH TRAIL MAPS Trail maps are now online at www.woolwich.ca.

Stay tuned to www.healthywoolwich.ca for more details.

ON-ROAD CYCLING ROUTES FOR WOOLWICH AND AREA

WOOLWICH HEALTHY HIKE PROGRAM CONTINUES IN 2020

NEW! GUIDEBOOK TO WOOLWICH TRAILS

It’s the same great guidebook…..with trail updates and a new look! The guidebook offers full-colour mapping

What a great way to explore the trails in Woolwich! The Healthy Hike Program encourages participants to reap the benefits of walking and hiking in Woolwich throughout the year. For more information and to obtain a log to record kms hiked, go to www.healthywoolwich.ca.

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The Woolwich On-road Cycling group has designed and tested 9 on-road cycling routes through the beautiful Woolwich countryside. Descriptions and maps of the routes are at www.woolwich.ca.

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Greening Our Community Greening Up Woolwich!

Greening up Woolwich!

2020 GREENING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES–SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

TOWNSHIP OF WOOLWICH GREENING INITIATIVE • To mark the kick-off of the Township of Woolwich Greening Initiative, Woolwich residents, Trees for Woolwich and TWEEC volunteers, businesses and Township council and staff were busy in 2019 with many greening activities. • Tree planting: 1157 trees were planted in parks, rural areas and along boulevards as part of the Trees for Woolwich campaign. Six community tree-planting events were hosted in 2019. • $50 tree vouchers will be available to Woolwich residents for a $5 donation to T4W in 2020. • 401 trees were inventoried in Elmira to assess tree health and help plan future tree care. • 1400 boulevard and park trees were pruned by volunteers and part-time tree care staff. • Ash Tree Removal: More than 1000 dying ash trees were cut in Southpark Woods and 200 trees replanted. • Southpark neighbours formed the Stewards of Southpark Woods group to nurture their local woodlot. • Community Tree Nursery and Education programs: The tree nursery contained 2100 trees in 2019. 1300 trees have been harvested from the nursery since 2014. TWEEC also offers programs to the community including Seedlings in the Classroom, Students for Shade and Seeds for Seniors. More details at www.healthywoolwich.ca.

Tree planting: Join in on Saturday mornings in the spring and fall for 2 or 3 hours. Bring the whole family! To add your name to the email notification list send your email to treesforwoolwich@gmail.com

TWEEC works to improve the quality of the natural environment in Woolwich, through clean-up days, tree planting, operating a tree nursery and more. TWEEC is a committee of council with dedicated volunteers. The Township has allocated funds and staff resources, and partners with Woolwich Healthy Communities to support this initiative. The group continues to solicit green project ideas from Woolwich residents and welcomes volunteers interested in making Woolwich a greener place to live, work and play.

Tree Care Stewards: Work with a volunteer crew to mulch and prune young boulevard and park trees. Training and tools provided. Tree Inventory: Work with a volunteer crew to inventory park and boulevard trees. Training is provided, including tree identification and assessing tree health. Elmira Community Nursery: Roll up your sleeves and help transplant seedlings, fertilize, weed, water and prune trees at the nursery. Flexible schedule. Tree Seed Collectors: Help collect seeds in the spring, summer and fall for our Seedlings in the Classroom and Seeds for Seniors programs. Training is provided, including seed forecasting, tree ID and more. Interested in learning more or signing up? Contact Ann Roberts, Township of Woolwich, 519 514-7027 or aroberts@woolwich.ca

Trees for Woolwich is a community-wide project with the goal of increasing the forest cover in Woolwich by planting trees. The goal of 23,000 – one for every resident in Woolwich – was reached in 2018! The next goal is 5000 trees planted each year over the next 5 years. Help us reach our goal by joining in our community tree plantings and planting trees on your own property. Let us know the number of trees you have planted on your property since January 1, 2011 so we can add them to the count. Email info to treesforwoolwich@gmail. com or call Ann at 519-514-7027.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CYCLING, TRAILS, TWEEC OR TREES FOR WOOLWICH, GO TO HEALTHYWOOLWICH.ORG OR CONTACT ANN AT 519-514-7027 OR 1-800-969-0094 EXT. 7027 OR AROBERTS@WOOLWICH.CA Like us on Facebook at Township of Woolwich | Follow us on Twitter @woolwichupdates |

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Building Building a Sustainable a Sustainable & Vibrant & Vibrant Community Community INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES Infrastructure Services and Development Services provide 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, and water & wastewater infrastructure. For information on Infrastructure, Planning or Building services please visit our webpage.

INFRASTRUCTURE Infrastructure Services is responsible for: • snowplowing and sanding / salting in the winter months • sidewalk and road maintenance • water and sewer service operation and maintenance • trees within the Township road allowance and boulevard trees 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 the Township looks after.

DO YOU NEED TO REPORT A TOWNSHIP INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUE? Mon to Fri, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm: 519-669-6041 Toll free 1-877-969-0094 ext. 6041 After hours: 519-575-4400

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR NEW To help ensure safety during the winter months, please adhere to the following: BOULEVARD TREE The Township is responsible for maintaining all municipal trees located within our road allowances. With your cooperation and assistance in helping to create a more beautiful and healthier environment we can ensure continued enjoyment of these trees for many years to come. There are three easy steps to growing a healthy tree: 1. Water – once a week filling a watering bag with 75 litres. 2. Mulch – maintain and replenish mulch around the tree. Do not mound the mulch at the base of the tree. 3. Protect – avoid hitting trees with lawnmowers and grass trimmers. Do not plant anything in the mulched area. Additional information on mulching, pruning and watering trees or to report a dying tree can be found on the Township website by navigating to Living Here – Trees and Yards.

CALL BEFORE YOU DIG If you are planning to dig, build, or excavate on your property, you are required by law to locate all your utility lines first. It is important to complete this step to ensure safety for you and your community. Should a line, pipe or wire be impacted by a dig, it can cause serious damage, and may cause you harm. It’s just one call to Ontario One Call – 1-800-400-2255 Please notify Ontario One Call at least two weeks before you plan to dig, especially during the spring and summer months. This will ensure enough time to locate all utility information before you begin your project.

WINTER MAINTENANCE The Township is committed to providing safe roads for the travelling public during the winter season. Winter maintenance of Township roadways are completed in accordance with the Ontario Minimum Maintenance Standards for Ontario Highways. During extreme snowfall events, main roads and transit routes will take priority over residential and low traffic volume streets.

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• Please ensure that children do not play on the road side snow banks. • Please be patient, when plowing operations begin trucks follow a pre-determined route to minimize duplication and maximize the efficiency of snow clearing operations. Plowing operations can take several hours or longer depending on the amount of snow. • When travelling behind a snow plow, please be cautious as they frequently stop and back up. • We understand your frustration when you clear your driveway and then a plow comes by and leaves a windrow of snow. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to plow without leaving one.

SIDEWALK SNOW CLEARING For all Settlements, except Elmira, property owners are required to clear snow from the sidewalks in front of or beside their home or business within 24 hours after the end of a snow fall that results in an accumulation of 38mm or more. The Township contracts the removal of snow on sidewalks in Elmira and then adds this service to the benefiting property owner’s tax bill. In Elmira the contractor has 24 hours after the end of the snowfall to clear the sidewalks.

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES The Building Section is responsible for: • enforcing the Ontario Building Code • processing and evaluating building 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 / toll free at 1-877-969-0094 ext. 6042 or visit the Township website. The Planning Section is responsible for: • preparing planning policies and looks after related documents such as the Official Plan and Zoning By-law • processing and evaluating development applications (e.g. official plan amendments, zone changes, subdivision and severances, site plans, minor variances) Spring / Summer 2020


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

• issuing Certificates of Occupancy which are required for any new use or change of use on a property including a home occupation For more information on current planning projects and application forms call 519-669-6040 / toll free 1-877-969-0094 ext. 6040 or email planning@woolwich. ca, or visit the Township website.

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT LOCAL PLANNING APPEAL TRIBUNALS (FORMERLY THE ONTARIO MUNICIPAL BOARD)? On occasion, development applications are referred to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. If you would like to follow the progress of these files, please visit the Environment & Land Tribunals Ontario website and follow the link http://elto. gov.on.ca/tribunals/lpat/about-lpat/

HERITAGE COMMITTEE The Township Heritage Committee meets regularly to promote cultural heritage awareness, education, stewardship and conservation; and to recognize excellence in the cultural heritage community within Woolwich. If you would like more information, please visit the Township website and navigate to Township Services – Mayor and Council – Committees of Council.

Economic Development & Business Liaison and Support We’re here to support business & investment in Woolwich. 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, 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.

a Business Advisor to walk you through things to consider when starting a business. • Wellington - Waterloo Community Futures www.wwcf.ca Community Futures 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 knowledgeable staff about the local marketplace and the possible challenges involved.

Contact their office to set up an appointment 519-846-9839 / toll free 1-866997-9928.

ARE YOU STARTING A NEW BUSINESS 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 Woolwich staff at planning@woolwich.ca.

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. Provide information on funding programs and help you coordinate your application. 6. Connect you with Business Advisory Services & Support • Waterloo Region Small Business Centre www.waterlooregionsmallbusiness.com Through collaboration with the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, we coordinate private consultations in Woolwich with Like us on Facebook at Township of Woolwich | Follow us on Twitter @woolwichupdates |

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Living in a Healthy Community Festivals & Events

Festivals and Events APRIL ELMIRA MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL Saturday April 4, 7 am – 4 pm www.elmiramaplesyrup.com The world’s largest 1 day Maple Syrup Festival, held in Elmira!

EASTER EGG HUNT & PARK CLEAN UP – HEIDELBERG PARK Sunday April 5 For detail visit www.heidelbergpark.ca

MAY HEIDELBERG TOWN WIDE GARAGE SALE Saturday May 9

WATERLOO CENTRAL RAILWAY Running all summer This heritage railway has trains travelling from the St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market to St. Jacobs Village and Elmira 3x daily on market days. We also have Themed Train Experiences that add an additional element of fun and excitement for all ages to an already enjoyable ride! There are also trains running from the St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market to Elmira every Saturday until the end of October. Combine this experience with our Railway Museum venue in St. Jacobs for the ultimate event! www.waterloocentralrailway.com www.stjacobsmodelrailway.com

JUNE BLOOMINGDALE STRAWBERRY SOCIAL Wednesday June 17 5 to 7 pm Bloomingdale Community Centre – 1031 Snyder’s Flats Road, Bloomingdale

For details visit www.heidelbergpark.ca

SPRING ON THE TRAIL

CAR SHOW & SHINE + FLEA MARKET Saturday June 20 11 am to 4 pm

Saturday May 9 10 am to 2 pm

Maryhill Heritage Park – 58 St. Charles Street East, Maryhill

Trail users, volunteers and community partners are encouraged to “Get off the Couch and on to the Trail” and participate / organize trail events & clean up.

TRIGATOR FOR KIDS

For more information visit:

Saturday June 20, Woolwich Memorial Centre

G2G Rail Trail Inc – contact info@g2grailtrail.com Kissing Bridge Section – contact wayne@g2grailtrail.com

The TriGator is a triathlon race for children between the ages of 3 – 14 with age appropriate Swim-Bike-Run distances. www.trigator4kidscom

QUILT & FIBRE ART FESTIVAL WATERLOO REGION & BEYOND

ELMIRA THEATRE COMPANY

Tuesday May 26 to Saturday May 30

Shows run throughout the year

Each year in late May, communities come together to host a dazzling variety of events in celebration of Waterloo Region’s quilting and fibre arts heritage and culture. While you are here, enjoy the shopping, attractions and dining for which this area is renowned. Plan to stay for more than a day and see all that the Festival has to offer!

Elmira Theatre Company, as a vibrant community group, exists to promote diverse theatrical opportunities through a commitment to skills development and artistic excellence. Currently producing 3 shows, including 1 dinner theatre, a year.

www.stjacobsquiltshows@gmail.com

MENNONITE RELIEF SALE & QUILT AUCTION IN NEW HAMBURG Friday May 29 and Saturday May 30 A gigantic 2-day sale of food and crafts, plus a renowned Saturday quilt auction, all to raise funds for Mennonite Central Committee’s work around the world.

www.elmiratheatre.com

JULY CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS Wednesday July 1st, Gore Park Celebrate the Woolwich way with celebrations held throughout the Township. Mark your calendars and continue to check calendar.woolwich.ca for updates on the festivities.

www.nhmrs.com

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Living in a Healthy Community Woolwich Fire

Woolwich Fire

compliance to the required distances and the following rules will be explained:

DO I NEED A PERMIT TO HAVE A CAMPFIRE IN WOOLWICH?

1. The campfire shall be attended, controlled and supervised at all times by a responsible adult (18 years or older) and shall be completely extinguished before the campfire is vacated. 2. An appropriate extinguishing agent must be present at all times during the campfire and until the campfire is fully and completely extinguished. 3. The campfire must not cause any discomfort, danger, irritation and/or nuisance (i.e smoke, sparks, odours, fumes or interfere with a neighbour). Complaints from neighbours may terminate the permit. 4. Burn only clean, non-treated wood. No burning of leaves, plastics, rubber, Styrofoam, petroleum products or any hazardous materials that violates Ministry of the Environment codes or the Environmental Protection Act.

The answer is yes, a permit is required for all campfires. In Woolwich, campfire is defined as: • A small contained fire that does not exceed 60cm x 60 cm. • Flames not higher than 60cm (2 feet) high. • The fire must be contained (steel rim, bricks, stones, or an appliance like a fire bowl, chiminea or barrel). • A location that provides for a minimum distance of 4.5 metres (15 feet) from any property line, structure, fence, hedge, roadway, overhead wires or any other combustible structure or object. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Woolwich Fire Department at 519-669-6022. Free permits are available on the Township website or at the Township Administrative building, 24 Church Street, West, Elmira. After getting your permit, an inspection will take place for

5. Campfires are not permitted when the wind exceeds 16 km/ 10 miles per hour, when wind directions change frequently or when a “Smog Alert” has been issued by the Ministry of Environment. Campfires are not permitted during periods of dry conditions, drought or when a “Fire/Burn ban” is issued. You do not require a campfire permit for propane or natural gas units, but they must be used and installed as per the manufacturer’s guidelines. Make sure you get a permit, as the Fire Department will always respond to an alarm or complaint. Please be mindful however, that fire fighters and resources may be diverted from an actual emergency. If you have any questions or concerns about having a campfire, please contact the Fire department at 519-669-6022 or on the Township website under the permits section or the fire department page.

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Living in a Healthy Community Community Information – Local Food

Visit Woolwich to buy fresh local food.

LIBRARIES rwlibrary.ca

LOCAL FOOD IS ALWAYS IN SEASON IN WOOLWICH

All of the libraries in Woolwich have 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.

ST. JACOBS FARMERS’ MARKET (INDOOR AND OUTDOOR)

BLOOMINGDALE BRANCH

878 Weber St N, St. Jacobs

519-745-3151 860 Sawmill Rd E, Bloomingdale

BRESLAU COMMUNITY CENTRE POP UP LIBRARY PROGRAM Wednesdays, 9 am – Noon & 5:30 – 7 pm 100 Andover Dr., Breslau

ELMIRA BRANCH 519-669-5477 65 Arthur St S, Elmira

ST. JACOBS BRANCH 519-664-3443 29 Queensway Dr, St. Jacobs

Canada’s Largest Year-Round Farmers’ Market! http://www.stjacobsmarket.com/ @stjacobsmarket 519-747-1830

Local! Buy Fresh! map to find fresh and healthy local food all year in Waterloo Region.

LOCAL FARMS & FARMGATE STANDS There are many farms throughout the Township of Woolwich, where 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.

Thursdays & Saturdays all year, 7 am – 3:30 pm

FOODLINK WATERLOO REGION www.foodlink.ca @foodlinkBLBF 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. Pick up a copy of the Foodlink Buy

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Living in a Healthy Community Community Information – Getting Around: Transportation

Getting Around: Transportation COMMUNITY CARSHARE

KIWANIS TRANSIT

www.waterlooairport.ca

Phone: 519-669-4533 and 1-800-461-1355

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

Fax: 519-669-3124

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.

www.k-transit.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 of 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

REGION OF WATERLOO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (YKF)

13 Industrial Dr, Unit C, Elmira, ON N3B 2S1

Email: kiwanistransit@rogers.com This specialized service was developed specifically for residents of Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich Townships. You may be eligible for Kiwanis Transit if you are: • 65 years of age or older (proof of age required) • A CNIB registrant (proof of registration required) • Physically challenged • Developmentally disabled • Temporarily disabled, affecting your mobility (for example, a broken leg)

FARES $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.

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. Seasonal service with Sunwing to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Cancun, Mexico. 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.

For more information and to obtain an application, please contact.

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. Elmira • Kiwanis Transit - 13 Industrial Dr, Unit C Easy Go Fare cards are available at Kiwanis Transit For a 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.

with

24 HOUR

Personal Claims Assistance

519 •669 •1611

www.josslin.com

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Community Organizations

Businesses

Community Organizations

All Green......................................................................................50

City of Waterloo (CARL)...............................................................54

Bullfrog Entertainment................................................................51

Community Care Concepts..........................................................56

Ear and Hearing Clinic.................................................................62

Conestoga Sailing Club...............................................................11

Elmira Community Nursery School..............................................51

Drayton Entertainment ...............................................................57

Encore Dance...............................................................................50

Elmira Golf Club..........................................................................58

Engineered Lift Systems................................................Back Cover

Elmira Karate Dojo......................................................................60

G & A Lock...................................................................................51

Elmira Legion...............................................................................60

Green Valley Health & Herbs.......................................................52

Elmira Lions.................................................................................60

Josslin Insurance..........................................................................49

Elmira Theatre..............................................................................58

Kindred Credit Union...................................................................52

Kitchener Waterloo House League Baseball................................59

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

Kiwanis Transit ............................................................................61

St.Jacobs Farmer’s Market..................................Inside Front Cover

Region of Waterloo Library .........................................................18

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

South Woolwich Minor Baseball.................................................41

Toyota-Boshoku...........................................................................55

Woolwich Community Services ......................... Inside Back Cover

Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre..............................................62

Woolwich Seniors Association ....................................................30

Wyatt Street Dental Centre ........................................................52

Woolwich Wave Swim Team .......................................................31

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Businesses

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

WATERLOO

125 UNION ST E., N2J 4E5

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

GUELPH

Elmira Community Nursery School is a co-operative preschool with classes for toddlers and preschoolers. Please call or visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do!

elmiracommunitynurseryschool.com

249 EDINBURGH RD N., N1H 5S2

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

www.galock.ca

250 William St., Elmira Ontario Tel: (519) 669-2609

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You’re invited to experience Banking with Purpose. Kindred’s values-centred approach is woven into everything we do and makes us the one-of-a-kind choice for people who want to connect their values and faith with their finances. Whether it’s daily banking, borrowing, socially responsible investing, financial planning, or estate planning, we have the expert advice, the right products and services, and your best interests at heart. Drop by our branch at 25 Hampton Street – we’d love to see you!

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

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Businesses

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

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519.884.5363 carl@waterloo.ca TTY: 1-866-786-3941

CHOOSE A LEAGUE OF YOUR OWN ...

Tuesdays

$889.68

$123.46

Co-ed 5-A-Side Soccer

Tuesdays

$1,196.90

$162.19

Men’s 5-A-Side Soccer

Thursdays

$1,196.90

$162.19

Mon & Wed

$2,648.16

$264.31

Open Full Field Soccer; II V II

Sundays

$1,255.64

$131.27

Co-ed Slo-Pitch

Mon/Wed

$1,815.68

$181.57

Tues/Thurs

$1,815.68

$181.57

Fridays

$1,588.72

$158.87

Men’s Slo-Pitch

Sundays

$1,815.68

$181.57

Co-Ed Beach Volleyball

Sundays

$929.63

$129.52

Mondays

$929.63

$129.52

Tuesdays

$929.63

$129.52

Wednesdays

$929.63

$129.52

Thursdays

$929.63

$129.52

COURT SPORTS Recreational Basketball INDOOR FIELDHOUSE SPORTS

ICE SPORTS Recreational Ice Hockey (Officiated) OUTDOOR SPORTS

Co-ed and Men’s Slo-Pitch is governed by SPN; included in registration price

All CARL Beach Volleyball is 6 on 6 and includes a mid-season tournament

Beach Volleyball/Slo-Pitch/Soccer: start in May Basketball/Ice Hockey: start in June

SPRING/SUMMER

Prices include HST

NO EXCUSES – MAKE IT HAPPEN!

SOLO

Conestogo - 4 min • St. Jacobs - 9 min • Elmira - 14 min • Breslau - 15 min

TEAM PRICE

2020

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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

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 Like us on Facebook at Township of Woolwich | Follow us on Twitter @woolwichupdates |

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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

929 Arthur St. S., Elmira www.communitycareconcepts.ca Volunteers Always Welcome!

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JOIN US FOR THE FINAL SHOW OF OUR 39TH SEASON:

OF MICE AND MEN

by John Steinbeck

Directed by Joe Brenner • Apr 24 - May 9, 2020 Immerse yourself in this classic story of hope and tragedy, friendship and revenge. Tickets: www.elmiratheatre.com or 519-578-1570

BE IN THE KNOW!

JOIN THE THEATRE FAMILY!

Want to be the first to hear about auditions, shows, our new season, and more? Send an email to info@elmiratheatre.com and get added to our list.

www.elmiratheatre.com/supportus

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We perform three amazing plays each year, so we always need new members! Acting, backstage, ushering, there is a job for everyone.

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KITCHENER-WATERLOO HOUSE  LEAGUE BASEBALL  Registration Opens Jan 19 www.kwhlb.ca

Kitchener-Waterloo House League Baseball (KWHLB) is a partnership between the Kitchener Minor Baseball   Association and the Waterloo Minor Baseball Association. KWHLB is a house league baseball program for players of   all skill levels from ages 4-19 and is available for families who live in the Kitchener, Waterloo and surrounding   communities.      General Program Information (T-Ball and above)  ● Baseball season runs from May 2- July 18​th​ (May 2 - July 11 for T-Ball)  ● All teams are formed to ensure balanced and fair play across all divisions, from T-Ball through 19U.  ● An average of 2 games per week (6:15pm start) across all divisions plus optional practices (at coach discretion).  ● Games and practices (optional) will take place across Kitchener and Waterloo.  ● Opening Day is May 2, 2020 at Lion’s Arena (meet team, receive uniform, team photo, etc)  ● Additional details about each division can be found at www.kwhlb.ca.   

YEAR BORN  2015 & 2016 

DIVISION

FEE*

DETAILS

Fundamentals

$140.00

Saturday morning – 1 hour sessions – 9:00 OR 10:00am (10-weeks) Note: must be four years by May 1, 2020  Equipment for fundamentals is supplied    2 games per week - Tuesday & Thursday  NOTE: youngsters born in 2013 also have the option to register in 8U    2 games per week – Monday & Wednesday   This division uses a pitching machine (35-40 MPH) 

2013 and 2014

T-Ball

$190.00

2012 and 2013

8U

$230.00

2011

9U

$230.00

2 games per week – Tuesday & Thursday   This division uses a pitching machine (35-40 MPH) 

2010

10U

$250.00

2 games per week – Monday & Wednesday  

2009

11U  

$250.00

2 games per week – Tuesday & Thursday  

2008

12U

$250.00

2 games per week – Monday & Wednesday  

2007

13U

$250.00

2 games per week – Tuesday & Thursday  

2006 & 2005

15U

$260.00

2 games per week - usually Mon & Wed (pending the number of teams)

2004, 03, 02, 01

19U

$260.00

2 games per week - Mondays & Wednesdays

*Fees will increase by $25 after March 1, 2020 **Fees subject to change 

SPONSORSHIP Team sponsorship is available as part of the house league program, which includes sponsor name/logo on  team jerseys. ​For more information visit: kwhlb.ca/sponsorship   TRY-IT CLINICS 

If your child is interested but would like to try baseball before registering. Try-it clinics are scheduled for March 8 and March 29 from 4-6pm. See website for more details. 

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

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”

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President:

Gary Schaefer (2019-2021)

519-743-2666

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ELMIRA COMMUNITY BUS

• 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 call or visit us at www.k-transit.com EasyGO card (Adult only) available at transit office.

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

Office Hours Mon to Fri 8am-5pm Saturday 9am-3pm Sunday Closed

Charitable #13447 4410 RR0001

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Experience the freedom of flight with a Scenic or Intro Flight! Book your flight today! Find out more at wwfc.ca

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We’re your local

Crane Manufacturer,

Material Handling Expert,

Solutions Provider,

and proud community supporter.

Let’s connect.

We are the industry leading manufacturer that designs and installs standard and customized material handling systems. Based in Elmira, we always look for local engineers, electricians, welders and tradespersons to join our 50+ member team. We exceed our customers’ expectations and are proud to support Woolwich Township and nearby communities. New!

See Our Facility Online: engLIFTsystems.com/virtual-tour engLIFTsystems.com (519) 669-5545

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