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COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED BY DIVINE MEDIA, PAUL CARFAGNINI

CLUB CAPRI HOSTS ELIMINATION DRAW FOR COMMUNITY CARE

NEW TCAG STAFF FOR ALL-IN ERA The appointment of two new staff to the Thorold Community Activities Group management team announced recently will support its improvement and growth affirms Executive Director Dan Pelletier. Patricia Duggan will join the TCAG staff as Director of Child Care (effective January 18, 2016) and Caryn Peters started in the Director of Recreation and Leisure position on January 12. “We are entering a challenging and exciting era for the TCAG. Patricia and Caryn are keen to join and bring their energy toward growing enrolment and helping lead our transition from a-la-carte program delivery, into Allinclusive Membership,” said Dan Pelletier, Executive Director, TCAG.

Club Capri members Rudy DeRose, Gino Paolone and John Damico are shown setting up the 2015 Elimination Draw won by Shane Webber. The fourth annual Elimination Draw and Dinner presented by Community Care of St. Catharines – Thorold hosted by Club Capri on January 27 will produce numerous winners. Community Care will be a worthy winner as Club Capri is expected to make a substantial financial donation to the charity group Lucky patrons will win prizes including the 50/50, raffle, and $1000 First Prize, $500 second prize and every 25th ticket drawn gets a prize in the Elimination Draw. Tickets cost $65 each. A deluxe dinner will be served along with an open bar to top up the fun. See Community Calendar on page 4 for more event details.

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The official announcement by the TCAG noted that Caryn is passionate about customer service excellence, developed through a varied career in management, corporate group sales, retail, marketing, event management, and customer services in Child Care, Hospitality and Transportation settings. In a introduction of the new TCAG staff, the announcement recognized Patricia’s 14 years of Early Childhood Educator experience, as well as work in day camp, food bank and lending library operations. She has served as a Child Care teacher and owner/manager; and has developed her own ECE employee-supply agency. “I am confident that Patricia and Caryn are highly organised and committed to quality service, relationship building, improvement and growth,” said Pelletier. Read more on page 2.

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TCAG GOES ALL IN WITH NEW MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM TCAG members can go “all in” to enjoy the full slate of sports, recreation, and fitness activities offered by the Thorold Community Activities Group. The new all-inclusive memberships introduced for the 2016 program opens up the TCAG schedule to enable members to maximize opportunities

is a good choice for beginners and seniors.

The transition moves the TCAG from a pay as you play or “a la carte” service to the All Incluisve membership. The all inclusive program is a key initiative in the growth of the TCAG. Affordable memberships for adults or youth, or family packages are excellent value, says TCAG Executive Director Dan Pelletier.

Zumba is an upbeat workout class. New to Zumba? Try the Thursday night class, excellent for beginners or experienced adults.

Consider some of the TCAG programs. Morning Fitness offers a great cardio workout! Using basic moves from Hi/Low Aerobics, body weight and hand weights, participants can tone the body and have fun. This class

Hi-Lo Aerobics cconsists of cardio and body sculpting by incorporating hand weights and/or tubing. designed to help participants reach their goals. Try aerobics to relieve some tension and boost your self-esteem.

Pickle-Ball is played on a badminton-sized court. It is a fun, low impact game that is easy for anyone to learn and play! Adult Tai Chi is noncontact exercise comprised of precise movements. It is an excellent activity to relieve stress and improve posture. For membership packages or more information and registration call 905 – 227 – 0545 Ext. 21 or visit the TCAG, 131 Richmond St., Thorold.

TCAG YOUTH PROGRAM SCHEDULE MON

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Teeny Ballerina 5:30pm-6:15pm

Jr. Basketball 5:30pm-6:15pm

Jr. Science 5:30pm-6:15pm

Karate 9 am - 10am

Jr. Hip Hop 6:30pm-7:30pm

Jr. Basketball 6:30pm-7:15pm

Musical Theatre 6:30pm-7:30pm

Drop-In Program 9:00am-12:30pm

Karate 5:45pm-6:45pm

Youth in Action 6:00pm-8:00pm

Toddler Time 10:00am-11:00am

TCAG ADULT PROGRAM SCHEDULE MON

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Morning Fitness 8 am- 9 am

Morning Fitness 8 am- 9 am

Pickle-ball 1 pm- 3pm

Pickle-ball 1 pm- 3pm

Hi-Lo Aerobics 7pm - 8pm

Zumba 7pm - 8pm

Hi-Lo Aerobics 7pm - 8pm

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SAT Karate 9 am - 10am

Pickle-ball 10 am - 12 pm Tai Chi 10:15 am -11:15 am Zumba 7pm - 8pm

Pickle-ball 6pm- 8 pm

WALK FOR ALZHEIMER’S - JAN 31

Walk for Alzheimer’s is Canada’s biggest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. A local event will be held at Brock University on January 31 from 9:30am to 2pm. Funds raised support programs and services in the community that improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families. Funds support other activities like education and public awareness. Walks take place every year in 150 communities across Canada. In 2014, 24,000 walkers participated, raising $4.5 million. When you walk, you send a message of hope to the 747,000 Canadians currently living with dementia, and thousands more who care for them.

When you fundraise, you promise them that help will always be available. Contact Terry for more information at 905-687-3914.

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FAMILY LITERACY DAY AT THOROLD PUBLIC LIBRARY The Thorold Public Library will be a local place to participate in Family Literacy Day on January 27, 10 am to 5pm.

Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacyrelated activities as a family. Barbara Reid, award-winning Canadian author and illustrator, is named Honourary Chair of Family Literacy Day 2016! The community is encouraged to take 15 minutes to enjoy activities in the Library such as Tales for Twos (10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.), the Word Wall, Know it All, Reading Corner, Board Games and the Make n Take. No registration is required for the free community event. For more information, phone the Library at 905-227-2581 or email thoroldpubliclibrary@cogeco.net. Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development. Even just 15 minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well. What will your family do for Family Literacy Day. Join the conversation on our Facebook page IN Thorold.

TIPS BY LOCAL EXPERTS ON WINTER FOOTWEAR

The winter season does not run forever, and winter boots do not last indefinitely. Typically, boots are good to use for one to three seasons. Hence, winter boots can turn into a hazard when they run their course as good quality footwear. Boots that are noticeably worn, show wear patterns that change the way a person walks and the soles of footElio’s Pedorthists Ashley & Steve wear gets slippery. The local experts at Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre advise us to check the outsoles on boots that harden with age. After a few years the footwear offers less traction. This means a higher risk to slips, falls, and injuries. Take care of your feet in January and get new winter boots. Canadian winters bring a lot of ice and snow so it is important your boots have traction. To minimize slipping, look for footwear that has a more aggressive tread and a sole made with softer materials such as rubber. If slippery conditions are common in your area, or you’re concerned about falling, buy cleats that stretch over your footwear for extra traction.

Only wear footwear that keeps your feet dry. Wet feet increase the risk of frostbite and fungal or bacterial infection. Select footwear that is waterproof and wear moisture wicking socks to further protect your feet. Make sure your boots fit properly. When you are standing you should have approximately 1/4 inch of space around your toes to allow for warm air to circulate. Your boots should feel secure but still have room for you to wiggle your toes. Pull the flat liner out of the boot and stand on it. If your foot spills over the sides of the liner the boots are too small for you. If you need to wear orthotics, only purchase boots that fit your orthotics. If you spend a lot of time outside, choose a pair of boots with a colder temperature range than you need as they will provide you with extra comfort and protection. In addition to equipping yourself with activity-appropriate, properly fitted boots be sure to wear warm socks all the time. If you have poor sensation in your feet, Raynaud’s disease or diabetes, avoid using hot water bottles and heat pads as you won’t be able to feel if they burn your feet. The team of four Canadian Certified Pedorthist at Elio’s (Ashley, Steve, Gaetan, and Jai) are footwear experts to assist with any concerns about your foot care.

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COMMUNIT Y EVENTS CALENDAR Jan15 7:30pm

Canal Bank Shuffle, Guitar Wars 2016, One Night , 3 Shows: Jack de Keyzer, David Gogo and Shawn Kellerman. Club Capri, 36 Cleveland Street, Thorold. Tickets $15 in advance and available at: Trillium Industrial Safety, 526 Queenston St. St. Catharines ,Donnelly’s Pub, 54 Front Street, Thorold , Club Capri, 36 Cleveland St., Thorold and online on the Canal Bank Website $20 at the door. Help keep the Blues alive in Thorold!

January 22 7:30 pm

Thorold Athletics, Allan Cup Hockey, versus Whitby Dunlops in Thorold Arena. Adult: $12 Senior/ Student: $10. Child (4 & under) free. Go to www. thoroldathletics.pointstreaksites.com.

January 26 6:30 -10 pm.

Thorold Blackhawks, Dine to Support Night, Boston Pizza in the Americana, 8444 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls, Ontario. A portion of all profits support the team.

January 27 6 pm

Community Care St. Catharines Thorold, Elimination Draw and Dinner. Food Drive, Club Capri in Thorold is the place to be on January 27 to enjoy a fun night, while supporting Community Care St. Catharines Thorold. The annual event includes a deluxe dinner by Chef Pat at Club Capri and an Elimination Draw to win prizes including a cash jackpot. First Prize is $1000, second prize is $500, and every 25th ticket drawn gets a prize. Bar opens at 6 pm to 30 minutes after final draw. A maximum of 300 tickets will be sold. Tickets cost $65 each. Bring non perishable food donations for Community Care.

January 27 10 am -5pm

The Thorold Public Library will be one of the local places to participate in Family Literacy Day. See page 3 for more details on the annual community event.

January 31 930 am -2pm

Walk for Alzheimer’s is Canada’s biggest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. A local event will be held at Brock University. Contact Terry for more information at 905-687-3914.

February 3 9 am -9pm

Senior’s Day at Henderson’s Pharmacy. Senior’s get 20% discount in store at Henderson’s on the first Wednesday of every month.

On the cover, Dan Pelletier, TCAG Executive Director;Lisa Punch, local home buyers and sellers are beating others to the Punch. Thorold Public Library hosts event on Family Literacy Day; David Luska and Niagara’s top team at The Truck Toppers. Go to www.shophorold.com for more events and photos of people in the community. Submit your event online: http://www.shopthorold.com/events-listing-form/

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