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Community Guide Parenting Programs

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Drop In Fitness 30+ classes a week

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Fall Fun

Country Fair & more!

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Introduction

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2 How do I register? 2 Registration Instructions 2 Recreation Fee Assistance 3 Directory 3 Town Directory 3 24-Hour Arena & Pool Schedule Phone Line 4-7 Community Resource Listings

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Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) 8 FCSS Services Overview 9 Healthy Family Resource Centre 10 Volunteer Services

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Okotoks Recreation Centre 11 Amenities 11 What’s Inside, Hours & Information 12 Facility Pass Fees 13 Kindercare Babysitting 13 Fitness Centre

For advertising information: Contact Town of Okotoks Communications acharlebois@okotoks.ca 403-938-8917

13 Drop In Opportunities 13 Shane Homes Gymnasium 14 Group Fitness Schedule 16 Arena Activities 17 Pool Hours & Closures 17 Swimming 17 Aquatic Centre 17 Pool Hours & Closures 18 Swim Lesson Descriptions 19 Swim Lessons 23 Lifesaving Courses, Adult Lessons & Private Instruction

The Town of Okotoks has made every effort to ensure accuracy of the information printed in this guide and assumes no responsibility for errors, changes or omissions. The guide is published three times a year. Copies are available at the Municipal Centre, Okotoks Recreation Centre, Public Library and the Okotoks Art Gallery. It is also distributed directly to homes through the Western Wheel.

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Group Fitness Schedule

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Children & Teen 29 School Age Care Program 30 Sports 31 Dance 31 Fitness 32 Arts 33 Personal Development 34 School PD Day Camps 34 Youth Centre

35 Special Events & Programs 36 Adult Programs 36 Dance 36 Sports 37 Fitness, Health & Wellness 41 Personal Development 44 Computers 44 Parenting Programs 46 Fine Arts & Creativity 46 Culture 46 Fine Arts & Creativity 48 Adult Culture Programs 48 Cultural Events 49 Family Culture Programs 50 Education Programs 51 Visual Arts: Exhibits & Events 52 Rotary Performing Arts Centre Events 52 Museum & Archives: Exhibits & Events 53 Okotoks Public Library 60 Advertising

Preschool Programs 25 Parent & Tot 26 Learn to Skate 27 Preschool Programs

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Registration Registration Dates

Fall Registration start dates

Town of Okotoks and MD of Foothills Residents: Registration starts Thursday, Aug 9 at 6:00 am

Recreation Fee Assistance Options

The following services offer subsidies to participate in recreational activities. Please contact them for more information.

Non Town of Okotoks and Non MD of Foothills Residents: Registration starts Sunday, Aug 12, at 9:00 am

Easy Ways to Register 1. Online Registration: netreg.okotoks.ca

Alberta Children and Youth Services - Stay at Home Parents Support

“Online Registration – You’re Always First in Line”

You don’t need anything to browse through the list of courses, but to be able to register for programs using ONLINE REGISTRATION you need a Family PIN, a Client Barcode and a valid Visa or Mastercard. To acquire a Family PIN and Client Barcode, request a new account online at netreg.okotoks.ca. Customers wanting to receive this information must supply an email address as requested on the online form. An email reply to the request can take up to 72 hours, or call 403-938-8954 to receive your Family PIN and Client Barcode.

2. Telephone: 403-938-8954 3. Walk In

Register at Client Services, located in the Okotoks Recreation Centre, 99 Okotoks Drive

Waiting Lists

If a program is full, please express your interest by putting your name on the waiting list. You will be contacted if a space becomes available or an additional class is scheduled.

Cancellations & Refunds

All classes/courses are subject to cancellation if there are insufficient registrations. We will notify you once a cancellation decision has been made. If the Town of Okotoks cancels a program, you are entitled to a full refund or you may transfer to another program; space permitting. If you withdraw from a class/course at least one week before start date, a $10 cancellation fee per registration will be applied to your refund or credit. Credits can be applied towards another Town sponsored activity. Credits expire one year from the date the credit was issued. No refund or credit will be issued if withdrawal occurs within one week or after program starts except for medical reasons (physician’s note required).Withdrawal from programs for medical reasons will be effective from the date of the doctor’s medical note and must be received by Community Services prior to the program end date. Please allow 2-3 weeks to process.

Transfers • • •

All transfers are subject to space availability. A $10 fee for each transfer is charged, plus any applicable course fees. If a transfer results in a credit, then the credit may be refunded. No refund will be issued if a transfer is requested within one week or after course starts except for medical reasons. If the course has started, transfers are subject to approval.

• Supports eligible families with one parent who stays at home to provide care or who works or attends school less than 20 hours per week. Subsidy is provided for preschool children aged 0-6 and not yet attending grade 1. • Applicant and co-applicant’s combined monthly income (line 150 from the most recent Notice of Assessment) is considered. • Families may qualify for up to $1200 yearly, per child to participate in approved early childhood programs (day camps do not qualify). • Parents generally pay in advance for program and are reimbursed at program completion. • Subsidy application form is online at www.child.alberta.ca/ home/1166.cfm • Contact 1-866-714-5437 for further information.

KidSport Okotoks and MD of Foothills • May support children ages 6-18; preschoolers may qualify if ineligible for Stay at Home Parents Support. • Family’s net yearly income is considered. • Families may qualify for up to $250 yearly per qualifying child to participate in organized community sports programs. Programs offered by the Town of Okotoks are not covered. • Fee is paid to program. • Application form and details are online at www.kidsport.ab.ca.

Okotoks Healthy Family Resource Centre - Fee Assistance

• May support children 6-18, adults and seniors; preschoolers are considered if ineligible for Stay At Home Parents Support. • Family’s net yearly income is considered. • Residents may qualify for up to 80% of cost of program, to a maximum of $150 yearly, to participate in programs offered by the Town of Okotoks (listed in the community guide). • Details are available at www.ohfrc.org. • Contact the Family Resource Centre at 403-995-2626 for intake.

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Town Directory Volunteer Services 99 Okotoks Drive

PO Box 20 Stn. Main Okotoks, AB T1S 1K1 www.okotoks.ca Municipal Centre 5 Elizabeth Street HOURS Monday – Friday

403-938-4404 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Okotoks Healthy Family Resource Centre 11 Cimarron Common

403-938-8936

403-995-2626

Recycling Centre 100, 1118 North Railway Street HOURS Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday Thursday Saturday Sunday

403-938-2652

Operations 1112 North Railway Street HOURS Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Emergency (After Hours)

403-938-4372

Recreation Centre 99 Okotoks Drive Program Registration 24 Hour Information Line

403-938-4222

Fire Services 132 Milligan Drive

403-938-8954 403-938-5094

Municipal Enforcement 325 Woodgate Road

403-938-8913

Foothills Regional EMS

403-652-3904

Regional Landfill 5 km’s South of Okotoks on Hwy 783 HOURS Monday – Saturday

403-938-5224

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 403-938-2985

Okotoks Art Gallery at the Station 403-938-3204 53 North Railway Street HOURS (Fall & Winter) Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sundays, Mondays & Holidays Closed Okotoks Museum & Archives 49 North Railway Street HOURS (Fall & Winter) Tuesday – Saturday Sundays, Mondays & Holidays Family & Community Support Services 99 Okotoks Drive

403-938-8969

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Okotoks Public Library 7 Riverside Drive West

403-938-4066

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 403-938-2220

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed

EPCOR Water Services, Inc. 1112 North Railway Street

403-938-1230

403-938-8935

Foothills Centennial Centre 4, 204 Community Way W

403-938-2907

Centennial Arena 204 Community Way

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Community Resource Listings Emergency Shelters

Toll Free Line (connects caller to closest shelter) 1-866-331-3933 Calgary Drop In Centre 403-266-3600 Calgary Women’s Shelter 403-232-8717 Rowan House Emergency Shelter 403-652-3311 Sheriff King Family Support Centre 403-266-0707 Wheatland Communities Crisis Society Shelter 403-934-6634

Financial, Employment & Business Services

Alberta Works www.employment.alberta.ca Income Support Contact Centre 403-297-2020 After hours emergency Income Support Contact Centre 1-866-644-5135 Career Information Hotline 1-800-661-3753 Careers, Learning & Employment Information www.alis.gov.ab.ca Community Futures Highwood 403-995-4151 Employment Insurance 1-800-206-7218 www.servicecanada.gc.ca McBride Career and Employment Services Okotoks Office 403-995-4377 High River Office 403-601-2660 Money Mentors 403-718-0022 Okotoks and District Chamber of Commerce 403-938-2848

Health Services

Alberta Health Services Addictions and Smokers Help Line 1-866-332-2322 Alberta Health Services Addictions and Mental Health - Adult Services 403-652-8340 Alberta Health Services Addictions and Mental Health - Youth Services 403-297-4664 Alberta Health Care Insurance 310-0000 then dial 780-427-1432 Alberta Health Services Mobile Response Team 403-266-HELP (4357) Calgary Health Link – 24 Hour Advice Line 403-943-LINK (5465) Canadian Cancer Society Information Service 1-888-939-3333 Distress Centre 24 Hour Crisis Line 403-266-HELP (4357) Foothills Country Hospice 403-995-4673 Lander Treatment Centre 403-625-5600 Mental Health Services (For appointments) 1-877-652-4700 Okotoks Health and Wellness Centre - Homecare, Public Health, Sexual Health, Speech Language Pathologist, Community Care Services, Rehabilitation, Teen Clinic 403-995-2600 Protection of Persons in Care 1-888-357-9339 Renfrew Recovery Centre (detox) 403-297-3337 Sheep River Health Trust 403-995-5400

Government & Community Services

Alberta Child Health Benefit, (Alberta Rite Number) (310-0000) Then dial 780-427-6848 Benefits Navigator (identifies government benefits and credits for individuals) www.reducepoverty.ca Calgary & Area Child & Family Services www.child.alberta.ca After Hours Child Protection 403-297-2995 Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-387-5437 Child Protection Concerns 403-652-8360 Day Care Licensing and Subsidy 403-297-6100 Family Supports for Children with Disabilities 403-297-7971 Foster Care Support & Training 403-297-8033 Okotoks Licensed Child Care www.child.alberta.ca Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse 403-237-5888 Canada Child Tax Benefit 1-800-387-1193 Child & Youth Advocate 403-297-8435 Children’s Cottage Crisis Nursery 403-233-2273 ConnectTeen – 24 hour support for youth 403-264-TEEN(8336) www.CalgaryConnecTeen.com Families Supporting Adoption Calgary Area Region 403-938-9442 Family and Community Support Services (FCSS Town of Okotoks) 403-938-8935 Foothills Community Immigrant Services Okotoks Office 403-938-4699 High River Office 403-652-5325 Foothills Community Mediation 403-982-1400 Healthy Moms Healthy Babies 403-995-2600 KIDS Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 Literacy for Life Foundation 403-652-5090 McMan Journeys Family Development Program 403-995-5473 Okotoks Day Home Providers okotoksdayhomeproviders.com Okotoks Food Bank 403-651-6629 Okotoks Healthy Family Resource Centre 403-995-2626 Okotoks Toy Library 403-938-7884 Okotoks Volunteer Services 403-938-8936 Parent Link 403-652-8633 parentlinkcentre@highriver.ca Pound Rescue, Gabriele Barrie 403-938-4890 Provincial Ombudsman 310-0000 then dial 403-297-6185 St. Vincent de Paul Society 403-938-0562 Salvation Army Family Services 403-652-7530 Wild Rose Community Connections (Family Support) 403-601-2910

Community Resource Listings are Published in the Fall & Summer Guides. For any changes to the Community Resources Pages please call 403-995-2773 or email fcss@okotoks.ca

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Community Resource Listings Housing

See also Emergency Shelters Brenda Strafford Foundation (Housing) Tudor Manor Foothills Foundation (Housing)Sandstone Lodge Foothills Foundation Rent Supplement Skotoko Housing Cooperative Main Street Village, Black Diamond

Community Churches & Groups

403-444-7222 403-938-6404 403-652-8600 403-938-5520 403-933-7455

Services for People with Disabilities

Alberta Disabled Foundation 403-262-5172 Community Access Program (Town of Okotoks) 403-995-2773 Cause and Effect, Early Intervention Services 403-652-1503 Foothills Fetal Alcohol Society 403-652-4776 Foothills Advocacy in Motion Society 403-652-4161 Foothills Therapeutic Riding Association Karie Wilson 403-652-4029 Foothills Special Needs Association for Parents & Siblings (SNAPS) 403-603-3232 Special Olympics, Carla Schmidt 403-652-2299

Services for Seniors

Alberta Seniors and Community Supports Contact Centre 1-877-644-9992 www.programs.alberta.ca www.seniors.alberta.ca Adult Day Support Program 403-601-1790 Alberta Health Services Home Care 403-995-2600 Brenda Strafford Foundation (Housing) Tudor Manor 403-444-7222 www.straffordfoundation.org Community Access Program (Town of Okotoks) 403-995-2773 Foothills Foundation (Housing) Sandstone Lodge 403-938-6404 Meals on Wheels 403-938-6404 Okotoks & District Seniors Club, Jackie Riley 403-995-4107 Seniors Information Line 1-800-642-3853 Senior’s Income Security Programs (CPP, OAS) 1-800-277-9914

Support Groups

Alanon 24 hour line Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 24 hour line Grief Support Group (Vi) Narcotics Anonymous Help Line Okotoks Cancer Support Group(Mary) (Shirley) Support Meetings for Persons with Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Depression Vision Loss Support Group

1-888-425-2666 403-777-1212 403-931-2364 403-991-3427 403-938-7902 403-938-4350 403-263-7408 403-995-4179

Big Rock Baptist Church Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Cimarron Ward Crystalridge Ward DeWinton Ward Sheep River Ward Foothills Victory Church God’s House Pentecostal Church Grace Lutheran Church Holy Cross Lutheran Church Okotoks Alliance Church Okotoks Evangelical Free Church St. James Catholic Church St. Peter’s Anglican Church The Sheep River Fellowship Trinity Mennonite Church United Church of Canada

403-938-3063 403-938-6356 403-938-1175 403-938-9574 403-938-1481 403-938-1481 403-938-5613 403-813-0069 403-938-3515 403-938-4979 403-938-2614 403-938-3311 403-938-3122 403-938-4261 403-938-4123 403-256-7157 403-938-4357

Community Groups & Service Clubs

Adult Beta Sigma Phi, Preceptor Alpha Kappa, Mary Lynn Schneider 403-938-5636 BPOE Elks No. 31, Gerry Malin 403-938-4969 Citizens for a Sustainable Okotoks, Jannifer Calvez 403-938-6106 DeWinton Community Association, Greg Davenport 403-938-2525 Ducks Unlimited, Al Hurkett 403-938-2771 Elks Hall (Rental) 403-938-4969 Foothills Centennial Centre Foundation Judy Oncescu 403-938-4059 Friends of the Okotoks Library, Jaime Perron 403-995-0858 Healthy Okotoks Coalition, Wayne Meikle 403-938-7083 Kinsmen, Les Poulin 403-938-4365 Masons (Corinthian Lodge), Bill Kostenuk 403-369-9675 www.corinthians22.ca Okotoks Agricultural Society 403-938-3256 www.okotoksag.com Okotoks Community Garden, Chris Mills millscj@telus.net Okotoks & District Seniors Club, Jackie Riley 403-995-4107 Okotoks Gardening Club, Vivian Hirsch 403-938-2051 Okotoks Lions Club 403-938-0140 Okotoks Newcomers Club, Linda White 403-938-1680 Okotoks Rotary Club, John Lockhart 403-995-4151 Order of Royal Purple, Karen McLeod 403-938-4124 Time Out, (Ladies Group), Claire Leitch 403-938-2974 United Way/Okotoks Partnership 403-410-1936

Community Resource Listings are Published in the Fall & Summer Guides. For any changes to the Community Resources Pages please call 403-995-2773 or email fcss@okotoks.ca

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Community Resource Listings Youth 4-H Area Clubs Airdrie 4-H Office, Rob Smith 310-0000/948-8501 Foothills 4-H Sheep Club Jennifer Woods 403-684-3008 Foothills Performing Arts 4-H Club Heather Driedger 403-931-4277 4-H Key Leaders Joanne Gourlay 403-684-3750 Suzon Watkins 403-931-3752 High River Stetsons 4-H Light Horse Club, Meghan McLean 403-395-2260 Meadowbank 4-H Light Horse Club, Sherry Top 403-371-8447 Okotoks 4-H Beef Club, Karen Jones 403-938-7896 Okotoks 4-H Light Horse Club, Bev MacMillan macshack5@hotmail.com First Okotoks Beavers, Cubs & Scouts, www.okotoksscouts.ca... Linda Duncan 403-938-5171 Okotoks Second (LDS) Scout Troup, Rob Cooper 403-995-1460 187 Foothills Air Cadets 403-652-9662 Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders okotoks_guides@yahoo.ca

Arts & Culture

Chinook Country Quilters, Clarie Leitch Dewdney Players Group Theatre, Debbie Sands Foothills Music Society (Concert & Jazz Bands), Mike Mattson Okotoks and District Historical Society, Marie Wedderburn Okotoks Arts Council

Community Safety/Justice

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse Calgary South Probation Citizens on Patrol (COP), Gary Duchak Calgary Legal Guidance DAREWorks Foothills Society Dial A Law Foothills Regional Victims Services Association Municipal Enforcement Okotoks Block Parent Program, Donna Fox Okotoks Range Patrol RCMP- Administration Youth Justice Committee, Karen Love

403-938-2974 403-938-3013 403-938-5923 403-995-2018 403-938-3204

403-237-5888 403-297-2350 403-938-5507 403-234-9266 403-601-3406 403-234-9022 403-652-2359 403-938-8913 403-938-4396 403-938-7046 403-938-7046 403-536-8947

Education

Playschool Programs (Caregiver and Child) Okotoks Playgroup

403-995-1129

Preschool Programs Big Rock Preschool 403-938-6666 Les Petits Rayons de Beausoleil, Isabelle Saindon 403-615-3561 Okotoks Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten Sharlene Brown 403-938-0400 Okotoks Pre-School Academy, Carolyn Reinhardt 403-995-1438 okotokspreschoolacademy.com Open Arms Catholic Preschool, Elise Allen 403-852-8273 Serendipity Pre Kindergarten 403-938-2811 Sunshine Nursery School, Margaret Agnew 403-938-5046 403-255-3406 Kindergarten Big Rock Kindergarten 403-938-6666 Dr. Morris Gibson Kindergarten 403-938-6221 Ecole Beausoleil, 403-995-1160 conseildusud.ab.ca Good Shepherd Kindergarten 403-938-4318 Percy Pegler Kindergarten 403-938-4449 St. Mary’s Kindergarten 403-938-8048 Westmount Kindergarten 403-995-4824

Public Schools

Administration Foothills School Division Office #38 Laurie Copland (Trustee) Elementary Big Rock Elementary School Dr. Morris Gibson Elementary School Ecole Beausoleil Percy Pegler Elementary School Westmount School K-9 Junior High Cameron Crossing Ecole Beausoleil Okotoks Junior High School Westmount School K-9 High School Alberta High School of Fine Arts Foothills Composite High School Education Plus

403-652-3001 www.fsd38.ab.ca 403-938-0470 403-938-6666 bigrock.fsd38.ab.ca 403-938-6221 drgibson.fsd38.ab.ca 403-995-1160 conseildusud.ab.ca 403-938-4449 percypegler.fsd38.ab.ca 403-995-4824 westmount.fsd38.ab.ca 403-938-6072 403-995-1160 conseildusud.ab.ca 403-938-4426 okotoksjr.fsd38.ab.ca 403-995-4824 westmount.fsd38.ab.ca 403-938-6116 403-938-6116 fchs.fsd38.ab.ca 403-938-3882

Community Resource Listings are Published in the Fall & Summer Guides. For any changes to the Community Resources Pages please call 403-995-2773 or email fcss@okotoks.ca

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Community Resource Listings Catholic Schools

Administration Christ the Redeemer Catholic Separate Regional Division Office

403-938-2659 www.redeemer.ab.ca

Okotoks Catholic Chapter – Canadian Parents for French Beverly Beaulne 403-938-0727 Elementary Good Shepherd School (Grades K-6) St. Mary’s School (Grades K-6)

403-938-4318 403-938-8048

Junior High John Paul II Collegiate (Grades 7-9)

403-938-4600

High School Holy Trinity Academy (Grades 10-12) St. Luke’s Outreach Centre

403-938-2477 403-995-0584

Home Schooling

Foothills School Division Home Education The Centre for Learning @ HOME Okotoks Home School Co-op Okotoks Home Schooling Services St. Paul’s Academy - the Virtual School

Private Schools

Edison Private School, Beth Chernoff (Admissions) Strathcona Tweedsmuir School

Adult Education

403-938-7670 403-938-4431

Bow Valley College, Upgrading Foothills Continuing Education Council Olds College

Sports Groups & Clubs

403-938-6072 403-938-4119 403-982-3610 403-938-4119 403-938-4119

403-410-1400 403-850-2187 1-800-661-6537

Adult Big Rock Runners www.bigrockrunners.ca Bruins Hockey Club, Cameron Stewart 403-618-4178 Foothills Lions Rugby Club www.foothillslionsrugbyclub.com Foothills Phantom Women’s Hockey Team vmcintosh@okotoks.net Foothills Shuffleboard Association Ken Wardley 403-652-7552 Marg Mowat 403-601-2612 Hi-Lites Hockey Team (47+ Sr. Mens Hockey), Kevin Knibbs 403-938-3496

Master Swim Club www.okotoksmasters.com NSA Canada, Slowpitch 403-250-9655 Okotoks Bisons Junior Hockey Club www.okotoksbisons.com Okotoks Masters Swim Club www.okotoksmasters.com Okotoks Oilers Jr. A Hockey Club www.okotoksoilers.com Okotoks Curling Club www.okotokscurlingclub.com Grey Owl Super League (Wed. a.m.) Mike Geraldi 403-938-1371 www.okotokscurling.com Okotoks Fish and Game, Siegfried Honsek 403-938-3935 Okotoks Pro Rodeo www.okotoksprorodeo.com Okotoks Rifle and Pistol Club 403-257-0905 Okotoks Recreational Co-ed Adult Soccer (ORCAS) Dave Bown 403-995-1144 Okotoks Tennis Club www.okotokstennis.com Old-Timers Hockey, Marty MacMillan 403-938-5167 Percy Pegler Men’s Slowpitch,Trevor Rowland 403-938-3593 Spoilers Hockey Club, Cliff Roberts 403-938-5498 Youth Airborne Tumbling & Trampolining Club www.airbornetandt.com Davisburg Pony Club, Jill Stephenson 403-938-4112 Dolphins Water Polo www.dolphinswaterpolo.ca Foothills Lions Rugby Club www.foothillslionsrugbyclub.com Foothills Stingrays Swim Club, Carole Singer 403-9381327 www.foothillsstingrays.com Greater Okotoks Football Association www.gofa.ca Kidsport Okotoks, Nick Ruigrok 403-831-7529 Okotoks BMX okotoksbmx.com Okotoks Fencing www.gladiators.ca Okotoks Junior Curling Academy www.okotokscurlingclub.com Okotoks Minor Ball Association www.okotoksminorball.com Okotoks Minor Hockey (Office) 403-710-2213 www.okotokshockey.com Okotoks Minor Soccer Association 403-938-6502 www.okotoksminorsoccer.com Okotoks Mustangs Lacrosse www.okotokslacrosse.com Okotoks Rifle and Pistol Club 403-257-0905 Okotoks Skating Club www.okotoksskatingclub.com Okotoks Stingrays Swim Club (summer) 403-200-0056 www.okotoksstingrays.com Okotoks Synchro Sea Queens www.okotokssynchro.com Okotoks Tennis Club www.okotokstennis.com Okotoks Volleyball Club www.volleyballclub.com Sheep River Tae Kwon Do, Sharon Lonsberry 403-938-4170 STARS Basketball Camps www.starsathletics.ca

Community Resource Listings are Published in the Fall & Summer Guides. For any changes to the Community Resources Pages please call 403-995-2773 or email fcss@okotoks.ca

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Recreation Centre Client Services & Facility Rates Client Services Located in the Okotoks Recreation Centre, we handle and process program registrations, facility admissions, facility rentals (indoor & outdoor), pro shop sales and are happy to answer any other questions you have. 99 Okotoks Drive

Phone: 403-938-4222 or 403-938-8954 Email: recreation@okotoks.ca

Rentals at the Rec Centre Pool & Room Rentals

403-938-8954

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday 5:30 am – 9:30 pm Friday 5:30 am – 10:00 pm Saturday 7:00 am – 7:30 pm Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm *Statutory Holidays CLOSED Note: Hours may be subject to change. 24-hour Arena & Pool Schedule Line 403-938-5094

Curling Rink Rentals

403-938-2847 Arena Rentals

arenabookings@okotoks.ca

Program & Swim Lesson Registration 403-938-8954 Netreg.okotoks.ca

Recreation Centre Facility Pass pass fees do not include GST | Effective January 1st, 2012

An Okotoks Recreation Centre Facility Pass includes admission to drop in arena, aquatic & gymnasium times.The pass also includes membership to the state-of-the-art Natural High Fitness Centre (NHFA), drop in fitness programs and discounts on NHFA and Town registered programs (some programs are excluded from annual pass discount).

NEW – 3rd Adult with Family Pass – 10% off annual adult pass rate & Annual Family Rate. *A family is one or two adults, students and/or children living in the same household. **A student also includes those attending postsecondary with a valid student ID. Note: All Facility Pass holders MUST carry their facility pass card to access the Okotoks Recreation Centre facilities and/or Natural High Fitness & Athletics.

Note: (Rates subject to change at Council’s discretion) Loonie/Toonie Swims & Skating Children/Youth/Seniors $1.00, Adults $2.00 Hot Tub/Shower $6.00/use Payment plan options are available for the purchase of Annual Passes; an additional 5% administration fee will be applied to total cost. Call 403-938-8954 for information.

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Recreation Centre Kindercare, Fitness Centre & Gymnasium KinderCare Babysitting Centre Kindercare has been developed to support parents and caregivers’ participation in activities at the recreation centre. If you want to work out, take a swim or participate in a program, why not take advantage of the drop in babysitting? A short-term care centre for preschool children, ages 3 months to 5 years, staffed by qualified, caring individuals who provide a play-based environment with opportunities for age-appropriate activities. Pre-registration is recommended. Reserve a spot: 403-995-2771

Fall Hours (until Dec 21) Christmas Hours (Dec. 24, 27, 28, 31 & Jan. 2-4) Mon: 8:45 am – 2:00 pm

Tue: Wed: Thu: Fri:

8:45 am – 12:30 pm 8:45 am – 12:00 pm 8:45 am – 2:00 pm 8:45 am – 12:30 pm Closed Sat, Sun & Stat Holidays Hours of operation may be subject to change. 8:45 am – 12:00 pm Note:

Fees:

Children 3-18 months 10x punch card Children 19 months-5 years 10x punch card

Fitness Centre Located in the Okotoks Recreation Centre and operated by Natural High. A recreation pass gives you access to the fitness centre and all drop in fitness classes. Phone: 403-938-4483 Email: info@naturalhigh.ca Hours of Operation Mondays – Thursday Fridays Saturdays Sundays

5:30 am – 10:00 pm 5:30 am – 8:00 pm 7:00 am – 8:00 pm 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

*Statutory Holidays CLOSED

Shane Homes Gymnasium Drop in to play basketball, volleyball, badminton, soccer or floor hockey. Equipment is available for a small rental fee and security deposit at Client Services. All gymnasium users are required to wear indoor sports shoes. Drop in times vary due to availability. Call for public drop in times and up-to-date schedules. 403-938-5094

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Recreation Centre Group Fitness Schedule Effective Mon, September 10 – Fri, December 21, 2012

Drop In Fitness

Please note: • Sign up is required to ensure your space in the class. Sign-up sheets are available a half hour prior to the start of each class at Client Services. • Each participant must sign their own name on the sheet (i.e. no saving spaces)

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Recreation Centre facility rates apply for all drop in fitness classes, and a facility pass is valid for all drop in classes. Please show facility pass when signing up. Classes are all one hour unless specified. Rev it Up & Heat Spin classes are now held at the Recreation Centre. Facilty closures and schedule changes may occur at any time. Please check www.okotoks.ca for the latest updates.

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Recreation Centre Aqua Fitness and Dry Land Class Descriptions Aqua Fitness Class Descriptions Swindells Pool Aqua Yoga NEW

Dry Land Class Descriptions Total Body Conditioning (TBC)

This refreshing and energizing class combines the supportive nature of water and the harmonizing effects of yoga; this makes it ideal for people of all ages and health to not only keep fit but also strengthen the body and mind. Slow stretches, breathing and relaxation techniques and the use of water to provide resistance to the muscles makes this a challenging and relaxing workout!

Balance & Range of Motion (ROM)

HEAT Spin

This spin class combines spinning with plyometric interval training off the bike. It is a total-body workout that consists of a 60-minute cardio segment followed by core strengthening.

The “gentlest” of our gentle classes, this is a warm water class working on balance, gait training and range of motion exercises. This class focuses on slow, controlled motions in the water and is a great choice for those looking to rehabilitate an injury or for women looking for a pre- or post-natal option.

REV IT Up Spin

Gentle Aquafit

Full Body Blast

Relieve stiffness and increase flexibility with a class designed specifically for people with mild arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or back problems. Emphasis is on a long warm-up, stretching and range of motion exercises. Gradually participants will progress to gentle cardiovascular training and the use of flotation devices.

Riley Minue Pool (formerly the lap pool) Aquajog NEW

A great way to supplement your training for your next race or maintain your fitness level while injured. This is an intensive workout that removes the repetitive impact associated with running on land. It also improves blood flow to muscles and speeds up recovery between land based workouts. We focus on the rate of perceived exertion (RPE) scale to challenge each participant to reach their individual goals.

Aqua Variety

This aqua fitness class can change weekly, offering a variety of workouts in deep water, including: boot camp, tethered, sport focus, and strength classes. Water specific equipment may be used and will be provided.

Deep Water Workout (DWW)

Deep water workout is an aerobic workout in deep water. Challenge your cardiovascular system and build up muscle tone to improve overall fitness levels. Swimming skills are not necessary but participants should be comfortable in deep water. Buoyancy belts are provided.

Tethered

This class is a tethered class where you are attached to a lane rope and working out in deep water in your own space. Workouts may consist of water running as well as CALA workout moves. Additional equipment needed for class will be provided.

NEW

TBC uses your own body weight and a variety of equipment such as medicine balls, resistance tubes, and gliders for a challenging and varied workout that keeps you working!

This Spin class, on indoor spin bikes increases cardiovascular capacity by combining endurance, interval training and cadence control. Rev It Up will help build and maintain endurance year-round, and give the added benefit of fat loss and toning through anaerobic interval sets.

In this intense hour, anything goes. We’ll use all kinds of equipment, as well as body weight exercises, to give you a great strength, cardio, and stamina workout.

Rock Body Circuit

NEW

Looking for an awesome muscle blaster and fat burner… this one uses the entire gym so we have lots of space to kick the workout up few notches. Med balls and body weight movement, with sprints all combined into super intervals for the ultimate workout.

Kickboxing

NEW

Kickboxing blends athletic drills with martial arts to create an intense cardiovascular workout. You can burn as many as 500 calories in a one-hour class and achieve a total body workout.

Schedule Changes: • The drop in group fitness schedule is altered on stat holidays, holiday weekends and school breaks, and may change during special events. •

Use of the lanes and/or the deep end of Riley Minue Pool may be reduced or restricted during public/lane swim times to accommodate swim lessons, aqua fitness classes, and/or leadership courses.

• Please visit www.okotoks.ca or call 403-938-5094 to check for updates to the schedule.

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Recreation Centre Arena Activities Fall Arena Schedule Okotoks Rec Centre

Centennial Arena -

Effective Mon, October 1 – Thu, December 20, 2012 (watch for a holiday schedule in December)

FREE

Free Public Skate: Wed: 7:15pm-8:15pm **The Free Skate is sponsored by the Primary Care Network (your local physicians)

Skate Activity Information

*Skates in GREEN are Loonie/Toonie skates, except for the FREE skate at the Centennial Arena **There will be NO drop-in skating activities on statutory holidays

Bonus Skating Activities

Public Skate Open to the general public Family Skate Child must be accompanied by at least one adult (in skates) on the ice. Note: Helmets are mandatory for children and youth 17 years and under and are strongly recommended for all participants. Noon Hour Hockey Must be 18 years & over; sign in required; limited to 24 players and 2 goalies; full equipment. Sticks & Pucks Drop-in Helmets are mandatory.

Youth Shinny 1:30pm-2:45pm Sep 21, Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 12, Nov 23 & Dec 14 Ages 12-17 Years An adult volunteer supervisor must be present; Full equipment required. Notes: • Recreation Centre facility rates apply to all activities. Recreation Facility Pass valid for all drop in activities. See page 12 for current rates and fees. • Arena activities may be cancelled or changed due to special events and holidays 24-hour Arena Schedule Line 403.938.5094 Call for schedule updates

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Recreation Centre Aquatic Centre Aquatic Centre Hours

Phone: 403-938-8954 Email: aquatics@okotoks.ca

Monday – Thursday 5:30 am – 10:00 pm Friday 5:30 am – 11:00 pm Saturday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Welcome to the Aquatic Centre! The Okotoks Aquatic Centre offers: • 4 x 25m lane, Swindells Pool with Tot area • 6 x 25 m lane, Riley Minue Pool (formerly the lap pool) • 40 Person, wheel-chair accessible hot tub • 1m Diving Springboard • Male, Female and Family change rooms • Viewing area • A “Dry Sauna” • Swimming lessons and aquafitness opportunities • Family & Public Swim times • Lane Swim opportunities • Rental opportunities

Pool Schedule

Friendly Reminders

Please note the following exceptions to our regular pool schedule, due to holidays and special events:

Pool Rules & Guidelines • Ensure that children under the age of 6 years are within arm’s reach of parents or caregivers (over the age of 14) at all times. • Street shoes and strollers are not permitted in locker rooms or on the pool deck. Shoes racks are available outside of the change rooms; strollers may be left in the viewing area. • Please respect the health and safety of others. Do not use the pool if you have an open wound, communicable disease or virus, diarrhea or have had any gastro-intestinal illness within the last two weeks. • Please notify the Lifeguards if a fecal or vomit contamination has occurred. The Aquatic staff has procedures to deal with the contamination. These procedures are there to ensure the safety of all swimmers. To view all pool rules visit www.okotoks.ca/recreation.aspx

Free Lesson Evaluation

If your child has been out of lessons for awhile, has been swimming on their own, has experienced a sudden growth spurt or if you are unsure of what level to register your child in, we offer a free lesson evaluation.

Call 403-938-8055 for details.

We will set up a time for your child to come and be evaluated by one of our experienced instructors.

To view up-to-date pool schedule information you have 3 easy options: 1. View the schedules online: www.okotoks.ca/pools.aspx 2. Call the 24-hour information line: 403-938-5094 3. Pick up a hard copy of the schedule at Client Services

Pool Closures and Special Events

August 26-September 9 Annual Maintenance Shutdown

Both Pools Closed

October 8 Thanksgiving Day

Both Pools Closed

November 10 Okotoks Master’s “Big Rock” Meet Spectators welcome

Both Pools Closed 1pm–5pm

November 11 Remembrance Day December 8 Foothills Stingrays “Team Photos with Santa” Meet Spectators welcome December 16 Okotoks Synchro Sea Queens Christmas Show Spectators welcome at 3pm

Both Pool Closed

Both Pools Closed 9am–3pm Lap Pool only 2pm–4pm

December 21 Dr. Morris Gibson Whole School Swim

Both Pools Closed, 9:30am–11am

December 25 & December26 Christmas Day & Boxing Day

Both Pools Closed

January 1, 2013 New Years Day

Both Pools Closed

Note: Christmas Schedule will be in effect December 22, 2012 – January 6, 2013.

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Swimming Descriptions & Fees The Swim For Life Program!

Lesson Registration

The Okotoks Aquatics Centre, along with the Lifesaving Society, is pleased to promote the Swim for Life program. This research-based program focuses on making swimmers safer in and around the water. Water Smart Education is included in all of our learn-to-swim classes! Our aim is to provide participants with the swimming and survival skills, along with water safety know-how, necessary to be active in and around the water.

Fall Registration start dates

Town of Okotoks and MD of Foothills Residents: Registration starts Thursday, Aug 9 at 6:00 am Non Town of Okotoks and Non MD of Foothills Residents: Registration starts Sunday, Aug 12, at 9:00 am

Register for a program: Online: netreg.okotoks.ca Phone: 403.938.8954

L’il Tots – Levels 1, 2 & 3

Once you have selected your preferred session and time of the lessons, register online at netreg.okotoks.ca or call Client Services at the Recreation Centre at 403-938-8954. Of course, we also welcome in person registrations! When registering online, please make sure that you complete all the prompts required. This information assists staff in ensuring that your child is placed in the correct class. All swimmers are also evaluated by their instructor on the first day to ensure they are registered in the class that best meets their individual needs.

Waitlists:

If the class you are looking for is full, then please ask to be put on the waitlist. The Aquatic Centre uses these waitlists to add classes based on greatest demand. We have been able to accommodate over two-thirds of the people on waitlists! Please keep in mind that added classes may have different start times and dates, so you may need to be a little flexible.

Winter/Spring Registration start dates Town of Okotoks and MD of Foothills Residents: Registration starts Thursday, Dec 13 at 6:00 am

Non Town of Okotoks and Non MD of Foothills Residents: Registration starts Sunday, Dec 16, at 9:00 am

This is a parented program that is designed to introduce infants and toddlers to the water. It focuses on teaching parents proper techniques to help their children learn in a positive, safe and fun environment. We have divided some of our L’il Tots programs into 2 levels. Where possible, we are now offering the L’il Tots 3 as a separate class, so we can provide a better experience for those “older” tots and their parents.

Preschool 1 – 5

The Preschool program is made up of 5 levels. These 5 levels help children age 3 to 5 learn to love the water through games and activities. Swimmers that complete the fifth level and move onto the Swimmer program are able to bypass Swimmer 1. We have developed our own program for those who have completed Preschool 5, but are not yet old enough to enter the swimmer program, called Preschool Plus. Check it out!

Swimmer 1 – 6

The Swimmer program is for children age 6 to 12. In this program, swimmers achieve greater success in each of the 6 levels. When skills in the Swimmer program are complete, the next challenge is the Canadian Swim Patrol program. As always, we welcome your questions and feedback! For more information on our programs, please contact the Aquatics Centre at 403-938-8055.

Swim Lesson Fees

Preschool Lessons 30 min. Lessons

# of Lessons 7 lessons 9 lessons

Fees $54.95 $70.65

Child (6yrs+)

45 Min. Lessons # of Lessons 7 lessons 9 lessons

Fees $56.42 $72.54

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Child (6yrs+)

60 Min Lessons # of Lessons 7 lessons 9 lessons

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Swim Lessons L’il Tots & Preschool Non-parented Preschool

Parented Preschool

Preschool 1

L’il Tots 1/2

This course is for parent/caregivers of children aged 6 months to 2 years. Based on the principle ‘Within Arm’s Reach’, this course focuses on close playful interaction and shared fun between child, caregiver and water. Through the provided safety education, the parent/caregiver learns what it takes to make Water Smart® choices. The parent/caregiver and child are encouraged to progress on an individual basis. Group games and activities are used to encourage children to experience aquatic activities. SUNDAY

38098

$70.65

Sep 16-Nov 25

10:00 am-10:30 am

38099 38100

$70.65 $70.65

Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17

9:30 am-10:00 am 11:00 am-11:30 am

SATURDAY

L’il Tots 1/2/3

This course is for parent/caregivers of children aged 6 months to 3 years. Based on the principle ‘Within Arm’s Reach’, this course focuses on close playful interaction and shared fun between child, caregiver and water. Through the provided safety education, the parent/caregiver learns what it takes to make Water Smart® choices. The parent/caregiver and child are encouraged to progress on an individual basis. Group games and activities are used to encourage children to experience aquatic activities. MONDAY

38101 38102 38103 38104

$54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17

9:30 am-10:00 am 5:30 pm-6:00 pm 9:30 am-10:00 am 6:00 pm-6:30 pm

38105 38106 38107 38108

$54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Sep 13-Oct 4 Oct 11-Nov 1 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 29-Dec 20

9:30 am-10:00 am 9:00 am-9:30 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 9:00 am-9:30 am

38109 3843 38110 38440

$54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Sep 12-Oct 24 Sep 12-Oct 240 Nov 7-Dec 19 Nov 7-Dec 19

9:00 am-9:30 am 7:00 pm-7:30 pm 9:30 am-10:00 am 9:30 am-10:00 am

TUE, THU

WEDNESDAY

L’il Tots 3

L’il Tots 3 is for children ages 24 months to 3 years and their parent/caregivers. Based on the principle ‘Within Arm’s Reach’, L’il Tots 3 focuses on close playful interaction and shared fun between child, parent/caregiver and the water. Through the provided safety education parents/caregivers learn what it takes to make Water Smart® choices. L’il Tot 3 is a great step to take before entering the swimmer into Preschool 1. SUNDAY

38111

$70.65

Sep 16-Nov 25

10:30 am-11:00 am

38112 38113

$70.65 $70.65

Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17

10:30 am-11:00 am 11:45 am-12:15 pm

SATURDAY

This course is designed for independent 3 to 5 year-old children who are ready to learn without their parent/caregiver in the water. Preschool 1 develops Swim to Survive Skills by teaching assisted floats, assisted glides, breathing skills, safe entries and exits. SUNDAY

38114 38115

$70.65 $70.65

Sep 16-Nov 25 Sep 16-Nov 25

9:00 am-9:30 am 11:30 am-12:00 pm

38116 38117 38118 38119 38120 38121 38122 38123 38124 38125

$54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17

9:00 am-9:30 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 5:00 pm-5:30 pm 6:00 pm-6:30 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 4:00 pm-4:30 pm 5:00 pm-5:30 pm 6:00 pm-6:30 pm

38126 38127 38128 38129 38130 38131 38132 38133 38134 38135 38136 38137

$54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Sep 13-Oct 4 Sep 13-Oct 4 Sep 13-Oct 4 Oct 11-Nov 1 Oct 11-Nov 1 Oct 11-Nov 1 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 29-Dec 20 Nov 29-Dec 20 Nov 29-Dec 20

9:00 am-9:30 am 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 5:30 pm-6:00 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 5:30 pm-6:00 pm 6:15 pm-6:45 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 5:30 pm-6:00 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 5:30 pm-6:00 pm 6:15 pm-6:45 pm

38138 38139 38140 38141 38142 38143 38144 38145 38146 38147

$54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Sep 12-Oct 24 Sep 12-Oct 24 Sep 12-Oct 24 Sep 12-Oct 24 Sep 12-Oct 24 Nov 7-Dec 19 Nov 7-Dec 19 Nov 7-Dec 19 Nov 7-Dec 19 Nov 7-Dec 19

9:00 am-9:30 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 5:45 pm-6:15 pm 6:30 pm-7:00 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 5:45 pm-6:15 pm 6:15 pm-6:45 pm

38148 38150 38149 38151

$70.65 $70.65 $70.65 $70.65

Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17

8:30 am-9:00 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 10:30 am-11:00 am 11:00 am-11:30 am

MONDAY

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WEDNESDAY

SATURDAY

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Swim Lessons Preschool Preschool 2

MONDAY

Building on the Swim to Survive Skills from Preschool 1, Preschool 2 participants learn rollovers and glides, flutter kick, shallow water object recovery, and assisted deep water activities. SUNDAY

38152 38153

$70.65 $70.65

Sep 16-Nov 25 Sep 16-Nov 25

9:30 am-10:00 am 11:00 am-11:30 am

38154 38155 38156 38157 38158 38159 38160 38161 38162 38163 38164 38165

$54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17

9:00 am-9:30 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 4:00 pm-4:30 pm 5:00 pm-5:30 pm 5:30 pm-6:00 pm 6:00 pm-6:30 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 5:00 pm-5:30 pm 5:30 pm-6:00 pm 6:30 pm-7:00 pm

38166 38167 38168 38169 38170 38171 38172 38173 38174 38175 38176 38177

$54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Sep 13-Oct 4 Sep 13-Oct 4 Sep 13-Oct 4 Oct 11-Nov 1 Oct 11-Nov 1 Oct 11-Nov 1 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 29-Dec 20 Nov 29-Dec 20 Nov 29-Dec 20

9:00 am-9:30 am 4:00 pm-4:30 pm 5:00 pm-5:30 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 5:00 pm-5:30 pm 5:45 pm-6:15 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 4:00 pm-4:30 pm 5:00 pm-5:30 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 5:00 pm-5:30 pm 5:45 pm-6:15 pm

38178 38179 38180 38181 38182 38183 38184 38185

$54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Sep 12-Oct 24 Sep 12-Oct 24 Sep 12-Oct 24 Sep 12-Oct 24 Nov 7-Dec 19 Nov 7-Dec 19 Nov 7-Dec 19 Nov 7-Dec 19

9:00 am-9:30 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 5:00 pm-5:30 pm 6:00 pm-6:30 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 5:00 pm-5:30 pm 6:00 pm-6:30 pm

38186 38187 38188 38189

$70.65 $70.65 $70.65 $70.65

Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17

9:00 am-9:30 am 10:30 am-11:00 am 11:15 am-11:45 am 11:30 am-12:00 pm

MONDAY

TUE, THU

WEDNESDAY

SATURDAY

Preschool 3

Swim to Survive skills are further enhanced by introducing selfrescues, surface support, and deep water floating and activities. Participants are encouraged to complete the skills unassisted. SUNDAY

38190 38191

$70.65 $70.65

Sep 16-Nov 25 Sep 16-Nov 25

38192 38193 38194 38195 38196 38197 38198 38199 38200 38201

$54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17

9:00 am-9:30 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 6:00 pm-6:30 pm 6:30 pm-7:00 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 4:00 pm-4:30 pm 6:00 pm-6:30 pm 6:30 pm-7:00 pm

38203 38202 38204 38205 38207 38206 38208 38209

$54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Sep 13-Oct 4 Sep 13-Oct 4 Oct 11-Nov 1 Oct 11-Nov 1 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 29-Dec 20 Nov 29-Dec 20

5:45 pm-6:15 pm 9:30 am-10:00 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 5:45 pm-6:15 pm 9:30 am-10:00 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 4:30 pm-5:00 pm

38210 38211 38212 38213 38214 38215 38216

$54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Sep 12-Oct 24 Sep 12-Oct 24 Sep 12-Oct 24 Sep 12-Oct 24 Nov 7-Dec 19 Nov 7-Dec 19 Nov 7-Dec 19

9:00 am-9:30 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 5:30 pm-6:00 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 5:30 pm-6:00 pm

38217 38218 38219 38220 38221

$70.65 $70.65 $70.65 $70.65 $70.65

Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17

8:30 am-9:00 am 10:00 am-10:30 am 10:30 am-11:00 am 11:15 am-11:45 am 11:45 am-12:15 pm

TUE, THU

WEDNESDAY

SATURDAY

Preschool 4

Preschool 4 has the participants practicing front crawl, flutter and whip kicks. Students should be able to complete Swim to Survive Skills with assistance. Participants that complete this level should enter Preschool 5 if under 6 years of age, or Swimmer 1 if over 6 years of age. SUNDAY

38222

$70.65

Sep 16-Nov 25

9:00 am-9:30 am

38223 38224 38225 38226 38227 38228 38229 38230

$54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17

9:00 am-9:30 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 5:30 pm-6:00 pm 6:30 pm-7:00 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 5:30 pm-6:00 pm

MONDAY

9:30 am-10:00 am 10:30 am-11:00 am

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Swim Lessons Preschool & Swimmer TUE, THU

38231 38232 38233 38234 38235 38236 38237 38238

$54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Sep 13-Oct 4 Sep 13-Oct 4 Oct 11-Nov 1 Oct 11-Nov 1 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 29-Dec 20 Nov 29-Dec 20

9:00 am-9:30 am 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 9:30 am-10:00 am 4:00 pm-4:30 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 9:30 am-10:00 am 4:00 pm-4:30 pm

38239 38240 38241 38242 38243 38244

$54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Sep 12-Oct 24 Sep 12-Oct 24 Sep 12-Oct 24 Nov 7-Dec 19 Nov 7-Dec 19 Nov 7-Dec 19

9:00 am-9:30 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 5:00 pm-5:30 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 5:00 pm-5:30 pm

38246 38247

$70.65 $70.65

Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17

9:00 am-9:30 am 12:30 pm-1:00 pm

WEDNESDAY

SATURDAY

Preschool 5/Plus

Preschool 5/Plus has participants improving their front crawl, whip kick, diving and deep water skills. Preschool Plus is created for participants who are not yet 6 years of age and have completed Preschool 5. Preschool Plus is a continuous evaluation course in which participants are preparing for the Swimmer levels; there is no complete or incomplete. SUNDAY

38245

$70.65

Sep 16-Nov 25

10:45 am-11:15 am

38248 38249 38250 38251

$54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17

9:00 am-9:30 am 5:00 pm-5:30 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 5:00 pm-5:30 pm

38252 38253 38254 38255 38256 38257 38258 38259

$54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Sep 13-Oct 4 Sep 13-Oct 4 Oct 11-Nov 1 Oct 11-Nov 1 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 29-Dec 20 Nov 29-Dec 20

9:30 am-10:00 am 6:30 pm-7:00 pm 9:30 am-10:00 am 5:30 pm-6:00 pm 9:30 am-10:00 am 6:30 pm-7:00 pm 9:30 am-10:00 am 5:30 pm-6:00 pm

38260 38261 38262 38263

$54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Sep 12-Oct 24 Sep 12-Oct 24 Nov 7-Dec 19 Nov 7-Dec 19

9:30 am-10:00 am 5:15 pm-5:45 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 5:15 pm-5:45 pm

38264

$70.65

Sep 15-Nov 17

10:00 am-10:30 am

MONDAY

TUE, THU

WEDNESDAY

SATURDAY

Child (6yrs+) Swimmer 1

Swimmer 1 participants are beginners over the age of 6. Swimmer 1 participants start to develop Swim to Survive Skills by learning floats, glides, safe entries, safe exits, submersion and breathing control while performing safe movement in shallow water. SUNDAY

38265 38266

$72.54 $72.54

Sep 16-Nov 25 Sep 16-Nov 25

9:00 am-9:45 am 11:00 am-11:45 am

38267 38268 38269 38270

$56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42

Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17

4:45 pm-5:30 pm 5:30 pm-6:15 pm 4:00 pm-4:45 pm 6:15 pm-7:00 pm

38271 38272 38273 38274 38275 38276 38277 38278 38279 38280

$56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42

Sep 13-Oct 4 Sep 13-Oct 4 Oct 11-Nov 1 Oct 11-Nov 1 Oct 11-Nov 1 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 29-Dec 20 Nov 29-Dec 20 Nov 29-Dec 20

4:00 pm-4:45 pm 5:00 pm-5:45 pm 9:00 am-9:45 am 4:00 pm-4:45 pm 5:00 pm-5:45 pm 4:00 pm-4:45 pm 5:00 pm-5:45 pm 9:00 am-9:45 am 4:00 pm-4:45 pm 5:00 pm-5:45 pm

38281 38282 38283 38284

$56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42

Sep 12-Oct 24 Sep 12-Oct 24 Nov 7-Dec 19 Nov 7-Dec 19

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

38285 38286 38287

$72.54 $72.54 $72.54

Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17

9:30 am-10:15 am 11:00 am-11:45 am 11:45 am-12:30 pm

MONDAY

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Swim Lessons Swimmer Swimmer 2

Swimmer 2 participants continue with the Swim to Survive Skills including rollovers, glides, flutter kick, shallow water object recovery and assisted deep water activities. Swimmer 2 introduces the basics of front and back crawl. SUNDAY

38288 38289

$72.54 $72.54

Sep 16-Nov 25 Sep 16-Nov 25

10:00 am-10:45 am 11:15 am-12:00 pm

38290 38291 38292 38293

$56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42

Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17

4:00 pm-4:45 pm 6:15 pm-7:00 pm 4:45 pm-5:30 pm 5:30 pm-6:15 pm

38294 38295 38296 38297 38298 38299 38300 38301 38302 38303 38304 38305 38306 38307

$56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42

Sep 13-Oct 4 Sep 13-Oct 4 Sep 13-Oct 4 Sep 13-Oct 4 Oct 11-Nov 6 Oct 11-Nov 1 Oct 11-Nov 1 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 29-Dec 20 Nov 29-Dec 20 Nov 29-Dec 20

9:00 am-9:45 am 5:00 pm-5:45 pm 5:45 pm-6:30 pm 6:15 pm-7:00 pm 4:00 pm-4:45 pm 4:45 pm-5:30 pm 5:45 pm-6:30 pm 9:00 am-9:45 am 5:00 pm-5:45 pm 5:45 pm-6:30 pm 6:15 pm-7:00 pm 4:00 pm-4:45 pm 4:45 pm-5:30 pm 5:45 pm-6:30 pm

38308 38309 38310

$56.42 $56.42 $56.42

Sep 12-Oct 24 Nov 7-Dec 19 Nov 7-Dec 19

6:15 pm-7:00 pm 5:30 pm-6:15 pm 6:15 pm-7:00 pm

38311 38312 38313 38314

$72.54 $72.54 $72.54 $72.54

Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17

9:30 am-10:15 am 10:45 am-11:30 am 12:00 pm-12:45 pm 12:15 pm-1:00 pm

MONDAY

TUE, THU

WEDNESDAY

SATURDAY

Swimmer 3

Swimmer 3 participants learn kneeling dives, forward roll entries, recovering objects from pool bottom, front and back crawl endurance swims. Participants are challenged to complete the Canadian Swim to Survive Standard. SUNDAY

38315 38316

$77.94 $77.94

Sep 16-Nov 25 Sep 16-Nov 25

9:00 am-10:00 am 11:00 am-12:00 pm

38317 38318 38319 38320

$60.62 $60.62 $60.62 $60.62

Sep 10-Oct 29 Sep 10-Oct 29 Nov 5-Dec 17 Nov 5-Dec 17

4:00 pm-5:00 pm 5:00 pm-6:00 pm 4:00 pm-5:00 pm 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

38321 38322 38323 38324 38325 38326 38327 38328 38329 38330 38331

$60.62 $60.62 $60.62 $60.62 $60.62 $60.62 $60.62 $60.62 $60.62 $60.62 $60.62

Sep 13-Oct 4 Sep 13-Oct 4 Oct 11-Nov 1 Oct 11-Nov 1 Oct 11-Nov 1 Oct 11-Nov 1 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 29-Dec 20 Nov 29-Dec 20 Nov 29-Dec 20

4:00 pm-5:00 pm 5:45 pm-6:45 pm 9:00 am-10:00 am 4:00 pm-5:00 pm 4:45 pm-5:45 pm 6:00 pm-7:00 pm 4:00 pm-5:00 pm 5:45 pm-6:45 pm 4:00 pm-5:00 pm 4:45 pm-5:45 pm 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

38332 38333

$60.62 $60.62

Sep 12-Oct 24 Nov 7-Dec 19

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

38334 38335 38336

$77.94 $77.94 $77.94

Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17

9:00 am-10:00 am 10:00 am-11:00 am 11:30 am-12:30 pm

MONDAY

TUE, THU

WEDNESDAY SATURDAY

Swimmer 4

Swimmer 4 introduces standing dives, surface support and breast stroke drills. Participants continue to build their skills with front and back crawl and are challenged with intervals and sprints. SUNDAY

38337

$77.94

Sep 16-Nov 25

9:45 am-10:45 am

38338 38339

$60.62 $60.62

Sep 10-Oct 29 Nov 5-Dec 17

4:00 pm-5:00 pm 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

38340 38341 38342 38343 38344

$60.62 $60.62 $60.62 $60.62 $60.62

Sep 13-Oct 4 Sep 13-Oct 4 Oct 11-Nov 1 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 29-Dec 20

9:00 am-10:00 am 4:45 pm-5:45 pm 6:00 pm-7:00 pm 4:45 pm-5:45 pm 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

38345 38346

$60.62 $60.62

Sep 12-Oct 24 Nov 7-Dec 19

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

38347 38348 38349

$77.94 $77.94 $77.94

Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17 Sep 15-Nov 17

9:30 am-10:30 am 11:00 am-12:00 pm 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

MONDAY TUE, THU

WEDNESDAY SATURDAY

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Swim Programs Swimmer & Swim Patrol Swimmer 5

Swimmer 5 introduces the eggbeater kick, head-up front crawl and shallow dives. Swim to Survive skills and swim endurance continue to be progressed and there is an increased focus on stroke correction and efficiency. SUNDAY

38350

$77.94

Sep 16-Nov 25

10:00 am-11:00 am

38351

$77.94

Sep 15-Nov 17

10:00 am-11:00 am

SATURDAY

Swimmer 5/6 participants focus on building Swim to Survive skills and there is an increased focus on stroke correction and efficiency. Swimmer 5 introduces the eggbeater kick, head-up front crawl and shallow dives. Swimmer 6 introduces the stride entry and compact jump and participants are challenged with a 300m workout. After Swimmer 6, the Canadian Swim Patrol program is recommended. 38354 38355

$60.62 $60.62

Sep 10-Oct 29 Nov 5-Dec 17

6:00 pm-7:00 pm 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

38356 38357 38358

$60.62 $60.62 $60.62

Sep 13-Oct 4 Nov 6-Nov 27 Nov 6-Nov 27

6:00 pm-7:00 pm 9:00 am-10:00 am 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

38359 38360

$60.62 $60.62

Sep 12-Oct 24 Nov 7-Dec 19

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

TUE, THU

WEDNESDAY

Swimmer 6

Swimmer 6 introduces the stride entry and compact jumps and participants are challenged with a 300m workout. Swimmer 6 participants focus on building Swim to Survive skills and there is an increased focus on stroke correction and efficiency. After Swimmer 6, the Canadian Swim Patrol program is recommended. SUNDAY

38352

$77.94

Sep 16-Nov 25

9:00 am-10:00 am

38353

$77.94

Sep 15-Nov 17

9:30 am-10:30 am

SATURDAY

Rookie Patrol

Rookie Patrol is the first level of the Lifesaving’s ‘Canadian Swim Patrol’ program. Participants develop swimming strength and efficiency with emphasis on personal responsibility for ‘Water Smart’ behaviour. Challenged with a timed 100m swims and 350m workouts, candidates will take the first steps on the road to lifeguarding. SATURDAY

38362

Swimmer 5/6

MONDAY

Swim Patrol

$77.94

Sep 15-Nov 17

10:45 am-11:45 am

Ranger/Star Patrol

Ranger/Star Patrol builds on the skills learned in Rookie, while introducing non-contact rescues. Challenging candidates with more in-depth First Aid, Water Proficiency and Recognition & Rescues, this award is the spring board in to the Bronze Medal Awards. Star Patrol wraps up the Canadian Swim Patrol Program. SATURDAY

38361

$77.94

Sep 15-Nov 17

11:45 am-12:45 pm

Swim Patrol (Rookie, Ranger, Star)

The Canadian Swim Patrol includes the Rookie, Ranger and Star Patrol levels, and follows the completion of Swimmer 6. Participants learn many different lifesaving and first aid skills, as well as develop swimming and fitness abilities. All levels are taught together, allowing participants to work at their own pace and experience successes in all 3 aspects of the Swim Patrol Program (Water Proficiency, First Aid and Recognition & Rescue). SUNDAY

38363

$77.94

Sep 16-Nov 25

10:45 am-11:45 am

38364

$60.62

Nov 29-Dec 20

9:00 am-10:00 am

38365 38366

$60.62 $60.62

Sep 12-Oct 24 Nov 7-Dec 19

6:30 pm-7:30 pm 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

TUE, THU WEDNESDAY

Junior Lifeguard Club

An exciting introduction to lifesaving, lifeguarding and leadership skills in a club atmosphere. This is a recreational program; however participants have opportunities to experience elements of competitive lifesaving sport. Participants must be 9 years old and swim 25m. FRIDAY 38436 $86.60 Sep 14-Oct 26 4:30pm-5:00 pm 38437 $86.60 Nov 2-Dec 14 4:30pm-5:00 pm

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Swim Programs Lifesaving, Diving, Adult & Private Lessons Lifesaving Programs

Adult & Private Lessons

Bronze Medallion

The second level of the Bronze Medal Awards teaches an understanding of lifesaving principles, judgment, knowledge, aquatic leadership and public education. Bronze Medallion is great for participants working towards becoming a Lifeguard or regularly around aquatic environments. Prerequisites: Bronze Star or 13 years old. SATURDAY

38432

$140.00

Sep 15-Oct 27

9:30 am-12:30 pm

Bronze Cross

The third and final course offered in the Bronze Medal Awards. Candidates must have passed the Bronze Medallion award in order to register for Bronze Cross and have proof of completion. This is an excellent Lifesaving program for anyone, as it supplies candidates with ‘Water Smart’ choices and rescue skills for around all aquatic environments. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for the National Lifeguard Service award and Lifesaving Instructors course. SATURDAY

38433

$140.00

Nov 3-Dec 15

9:30 am-12:30 pm

NLS Recert

Recertify NLS Award. 38434 $71.66

Dec 9

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Diving Spring Board Diving-Beginner

Beginners learn the basics of diving, including hurdles, basic tuck, pike and straight dives. SUNDAY

38367

$64.64

Sep 16-Nov 25

10:30 am-11:30 am

Adult Swim Lessons-Beginner

This course is for beginners to learn to swim or further develop current basic skills. Swimming is a wonderful way to have fun or get in shape without the impact on muscles and joints. SATURDAY

38369

$84.00

Sep 15-Nov 17

Adult Swim Lessons-Intermediate

Participants can come in and brush up on swimming skills or develop some new techniques. This intermediate class is geared to those with some swimming experience (can swim a length) and who are comfortable in deep water. SATURDAY

38370

$84.00

Sep 15-Nov 17

Do your children need some one-on-one attention working on a specific skill? Have you always wanted to learn to swim? Maybe you need to fine tune your strokes or are training for a triathlon. We encourage all levels and ages to take advantage of our certified instructors. Private classes are designed to meet your needs and goals. We offer convenient class times for your hectic schedule. Please call Client Services or visit netreg.okotoks.ca for information on available lesson times.

Client Services Pro Shop Stop in and check

SUNDAY

out the selection

38368

$64.64

Sep 16-Nov 25

10:30 am-11:30 am

8:30 am-9:30 am

Private Swim Lessons

Spring Board Diving-Intermediate

Intermediate divers learn more advanced dives, including somersaults, front and back dives.

8:30 am-9:30 am

of aquatic, arena and fitness items. Ask us about team orders.

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Programs Parent & Tot Preschool Phone: 403-938-8954 Email: programs@okotoks.ca

Community Programs Community Programs, provided by the Town of Okotoks, encompass a wide variety of opportunities for an active life – whether it is physically, creatively, spiritually or socially. Our programs are designed to provide the greatest benefit to the community as well as direct benefits to individual participants. We endeavour to ensure that programs are responsive to the diverse and changing needs within our community and we invite you to take advantage!

Register early to avoid disappointment!

Don’t be disappointed – sometimes excellent classes with outstanding instructors get cancelled if you wait until the last minute to register.

Questions?

Need more info about a program? Interested in taking a program but can’t find it in the guide? Or would you like to instruct a program? Contact the Community Programs Team Leader at 403.938.8955 or programs@okotoks.ca

Parent & Tot

Program Registration Fall Registration start dates

Town of Okotoks and MD of Foothills Residents: Registration starts Thursday, Aug 9 at 6:00 am Non Town of Okotoks and Non MD of Foothills Residents: Registration starts Sunday, Aug 12, at 9:00 am

Register for a program: Online: netreg.okotoks.ca Phone: 403.938.8954

Don’t miss the Parade of Programs on Sep 5th see pg 35

Learn to Skate

ABC123 (18 mths and up with parent/ caregiver)

ABC123 emphasizes interaction between the child and the caregiver. Age appropriate activities include games, songs and free play. Additional siblings (who are not age appropriate) are unable to attend. Instructor: Pat VanWinkle 8 Classes $55 ORC Youth Centre 37052 Tu Sep 4-Oct 23 10:15 am-11:15 am 37053 Tu Oct 30-Dec 18 10:15 am-11:15 am

Halloween Mini Monster Bash

Get into costume and join us for a Halloween bash of a great time with spooky crafts, scary stories and screechy songs! Each child gets a goody bag to take home. $7 per child with parent (or caregiver) $3 for each additional sibling. 1 Class ORC 37199 F Oct 26 10:00 am-11:15 am

Parent & Tot Skate (2-5Y)

Start your tot on the right skate! Learn how to fall safely, stand up, march across the ice and glide in this parented class. Parents must accompany their child on the ice and wear clean shoes. CSAapproved skate helmet is mandatory. 8 Classes $62 ORC Piper Arena 37244 Tu Sep 4-Oct 23 10:10 am-10:40 am 37245 Th Sep 6-Oct 25 10:10 am-10:40 am 37247 Tu Oct 30-Dec 18 10:10 am-10:40 am 37248 Th Nov 1-Dec 20 10:10 am-10:40 am 6 Classes $47 ORC Piper Arena 37243 M Sep 10-Oct 22 10:10 am-10:40 am 7 Classes $54 ORC Piper Arena 37246 M Oct 29-Dec 17 10:10 am-10:40 am

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Preschool Learn to Skate Preschool Learn To Skate 1 (4-6Y)

This is an un-parented class for those who are ready to go on the ice alone. Children must be able to stand up and move unassisted before taking this class. Stay and watch your child progress while playing games and having fun! CSA-approved skate helmet is mandatory. 8 Classes $62 ORC Piper Arena 37274 Tu Sep 4-Oct 23 9:00 am-9:30 am 37275 Tu Sep 4-Oct 23 9:35 am-10:05 am 37276 Tu Sep 4-Oct 23 10:45 am-11:15 am 37277 Th Sep 6-Oct 25 9:00 am-9:30 am 37278 Th Sep 6-Oct 25 10:10 am-10:40 am 37279 Th Sep 6-Oct 25 9:35 am-10:05 am 37280 Th Sep 6-Oct 25 2:25 pm-2:55 pm 37282 Tu Oct 30-Dec 18 9:00 am-9:30 am 37283 Tu Oct 30-Dec 18 9:35 am-10:05 am 37284 Tu Oct 30-Dec 18 10:45 am-11:15 am 37285 Th Nov 1-Dec 20 9:00 am-9:30 am 37286 Th Nov 1-Dec 20 9:35 am-10:05 am 37287 Th Nov 1-Dec 20 10:10 am-10:40 am 37288 Th Nov 1-Dec 20 2:25 pm-2:55 pm 6 Classes $47 ORC Piper Arena 37273 M Sep 10-Oct 22 9:35 am-10:05 am 7 Classes $54 ORC Piper Arena 37281 M Oct 29-Dec 17 9:35 am-10:05 am

Preschool Learn to Skate 2 (4-6Y)

For PSLTS 2 your child must be able to march across the ice and glide while touching their toes. In this level the focus is on strides, glides, stops and backwards skating. CSA-approved skate helmet is mandatory. 8 Classes $62 ORC Piper Arena 37290 Tu Sep 4-Oct 23 9:00 am-9:30 am 37291 Tu Sep 4-Oct 23 10:10 am-10:40 am 37292 Th Sep 6-Oct 25 9:35 am-10:05 am 37293 Th Sep 6-Oct 25 10:45 am-11:15 am 37294 Th Sep 6-Oct 25 1:15 pm-1:45 pm 37296 Tu Oct 30-Dec 18 9:00 am-9:30 am 37297 Tu Oct 30-Dec 18 10:45 am-11:15 am 37298 Th Nov 1-Dec 20 9:35 am-10:05 am 37299 Th Nov 1-Dec 20 10:45 am-11:15 am 37301 Th Nov 1-Dec 20 1:15 pm-1:45 pm 6 Classes $47 ORC Piper Arena 37289 M Sep 10-Oct 22 9:00 am-9:30 am 37300 M Nov 5-Dec 17 10:45 am-11:15 am 7 Classes $54 ORC Piper Arena 37295 M Oct 29-Dec 17 9:00 am-9:30 am

Mark your calendar!! Skate with Santa on Dec 9th see pg 35

Preschool Learn to Skate 3 (4-6Y)

Your child must be able to skate using full v-pushes, stop, and skate backwards across the width of the ice.The focus in PSLTS 3 is on onefoot glides, developing C-pushes for backwards skating and starting crossover exercises. CSA-approved skate helmet is mandatory. 8 Classes $62 ORC Piper Arena 37303 Tu Sep 4-Oct 23 9:35 am-10:05 am 37304 Tu Sep 4-Oct 23 10:10 am-10:40 am 37305 Th Sep 6-Oct 25 9:00 am-9:30 am 37306 Th Sep 6-Oct 25 1:50 pm-2:20 pm 37308 Tu Oct 30-Dec 18 9:35 am-10:05 am 37309 Tu Oct 30-Dec 18 10:10 am-10:40 am 37310 Th Nov 1-Dec 20 9:00 am-9:30 am 37311 Th Nov 1-Dec 20 1:50 pm-2:20 pm 6 Classes $47 ORC Piper Arena 37302 M Sep 10-Oct 22 10:45 am-11:15 am 7 Classes $54 ORC Piper Arena 37307 M Oct 29-Dec 17 10:45 am-11:15 am

Preschool Learn to Skate 4/5 (4-6Y)

Prerequisite for this level is PSLTS 3. In this level the focus is on crossovers, side stops, turns and jumps from forwards to backwards. CSA-approved skate helmet is mandatory. 8 Classes $62 ORC Piper Arena 37313 Th Sep 6-Oct 25 10:45 am-11:15 am 37314 Th Sep 6-Oct 25 1:15 pm-1:45 pm 37316 Th Nov 1-Dec 20 10:45 am-11:15 am 37317 Th Nov 1-Dec 20 1:15 pm-1:45 pm 6 Classes $47 ORC Piper Arena 37312 M Sep 10-Oct 22 9:00 am-9:30 am 7 Classes $54 ORC Piper Arena 37315 M Oct 29-Dec 17 9:00 am-9:30 am

Preschool Tiny Tots Hockey (3-6Y)

Calling all future NHL players for Tiny Tots Hockey! This program focuses on improving the speed and power of skating and learning the fundamentals of hockey! Please note that this is not a learn-toskate program; completion of Preschool Level 3 is mandatory. Full equipment is mandatory, including CSA-approved skate helmet with face mask, neck guard, stick, hockey gloves and shin pads. 7 Classes $60 ORC Piper Arena 37320 M Oct 29-Dec 17 10:10 am-10:55 am 8 Classes $68 ORC Piper Arena 37321 Th Nov 1-Dec 20 1:50 pm-2:35 pm

Preschool Tiny Tots Power Skate (3-6Y)

This course focuses on the skating skills for Tiny Tot Hockey players. Participants must have completed, or be currently registered in, Preschool Learn to Skate 3 before enrolling in this Learn to Power Skate program. CSA-approved skate helmet is mandatory. 8 Classes $68 ORC Piper Arena 37323 Th Sep 6-Oct 25 1:50 pm-2:35 pm 6 Classes $51 ORC Piper Arena 37322 M Sep 10-Oct 22 10:10 am-10:55 am

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Preschool General Programs Little Elves Xmas Workshop (3-6Y)

Preschool Programs Bricks 4 Kidz (3-5Y)

Join us as we build our way through the alphabet. Kidz learn interesting facts about real world objects and animals in these interactive lessons, which reinforce counting, patterning, spatial awareness and fine motor skills. Each week focuses on a different letter and includes lots of time for building as well as some learning time and a fingerplay or short story related to what is being built. 8 Classes $120 ORC Youth Centre 38006 Th Sep 6-Oct 25 1:00 pm-2:00 pm 38034 Th Nov 1-Dec 20 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Create and Play (3-6Y)

The pantry is overflowing with creative and new things to do. Join us as we enjoy puppets, dress up, play dough, painting or cooking. These are just a few of the activities that will keep your preschooler busy and engaged. Children must be potty trained. 8 Classes $93 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 37118 W Sep 5-Oct 24 12:45 pm-2:45 pm 37119 W Oct 31-Dec 19 12:45 pm-2:45 pm

Dance: For Preschoolers with Miss Lottie Levels 1 & 2

Children develop skills, through the medium of dance, associated with creative problem solving, co-operating with others, listening, focus, increased awareness of spatial concepts and development appropriate to their age. Level 1 (3.5-4Y)

12 Classes 37129

$156 F Sep 21-Dec 7

ORC Exercise Studio 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

12 Classes 37130

$156 F Sep 21-Dec 7

ORC Exercise Studio 1:00 pm-1:45 pm

Level 2 (4-5Y)

Friday Connections (3-6Y)

We’ll ensure that your child has a fun-filled Friday morning. Crafts, songs, games and activities...and a swim time that is sure to make everyone smile. Children must be potty trained. Instructor: Pat VanWinkle 8 Classes $93 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 37169 F Sep 7-Oct 26 10:00 am-12:00 pm 37170 F Nov 2-Dec 21 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Friday Frolics (3-6Y)

Join us for fun crafts, frolicking games and fantastic activities. Don’t forget to bring a swim suit and towel for our interactive and fun swim time. Children must be potty trained. Instructor: Cara Clifford 8 Classes $93 ORC Community Room 37183 F Sep 7-Oct 26 9:30 am-11:30 am 37184 F Nov 2-Dec 21 9:30 am-11:30 am

This un-parented program will keep Santa’s little elves busy this holiday season while parents finish some last minute shopping. Children enjoy Christmas stories, songs and lots of great crafts to treasure. Children must be potty trained. 1 Class $20 ORC Community Room 37219 W 19-Dec 9:30 am-11:30 am

Little Sneakers (2-3Y)

This is an un-parented program for the two year olds or newly threes. Fit and fun for active children to play and explore body awareness and coordination. Independent and cooperative play using balls, bean bags, parachute, songs and games. 8 Classes $55 Centennial Arena Multi Purpose Room 37222 W Sep 5-Oct 24 9:00 am-9:45 am 37223 W Oct 31-Dec 19 9:00 am-9:45 am 6 Classes $41 Centennial Arena Multi Purpose Room 37220 M Sep 10-Oct 22 9:00 am-9:45 am 7 Classes $48 Centennial Arena Multi Purpose Room 37221 M Oct 29-Dec 17 9:00 am-9:45 am

Maybe We’ll See A Dinosaur (3-6Y)

Travel back in time! Visit cavemen and maybe see a dinosaur. Children exercise their imaginations through a variety of themed, creative activities while they play and learn. It is an interactive class where creativity is combined with physical activity. Children must be potty trained. 6 Classes $70 Centennial Arena Multi Purpose Room 37226 M Sep 10-Oct 22 10:00 am-12:00 pm 7 Classes $81 Centennial Arena Multi Purpose Room 37227 M Oct 29-Dec 17 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Monday Mayhem (3-6Y)

Mondays are magical and this class is sure to put a smile on any child’s face. With crafts, games, music and songs we’re starting the week off with FUN! Children must be potty trained. Instructor: Cara Clifford 6 Classes $70 ORC Youth Centre 37229 M Sep 10-Oct 22 9:15 am-11:15 am 7 Classes $81 ORC Youth Centre 37230 M Oct 29-Dec 17 9:15 am-11:15 am

My Little Masterpiece (4-6Y)

This is a hands on and tactile opportunity for preschoolers to discover and explore their own creativity. Each week they use their imagination to create their own keepsake masterpiece using a variety of materials. Children must be toilet trained. 8 Classes $93 Centennial Arena Multi Purpose Room 37232 W Sep 5-Oct 24 10:00 am-12:00 pm 37233 W Oct 31-Dec 19 10:00 am-12:00 pm

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Preschool General Programs Playground Fun (3-6Y)

This fun and action-packed program gives children lots of opportunities to play co-operative games as well as develop gross motor skills. This program also includes songs, craft projects and a snack is provided. Children must be potty trained. Instructor: Cara Clifford 8 Classes $93 Centennial Arena Multi Purpose Room 37262 Tu Sep 4-Oct 23 9:00 am-11:00 am 37263 Tu Oct 30-Dec 18 9:00 am-11:00 am

Preschool Floor Hockey (4-6Y)

‘They Shoot, They Score.’ The children learn how to shoot, stick handle and pass the puck to their team mates. Drills, fun games and other activities help introduce the children to age-appropriate fundamentals of floor hockey. Children must be potty trained. CSAapproved hockey helmet is mandatory. 8 Classes $55 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 37271 W Sep 5-Oct 24 10:30 am-11:30 am 37272 W Oct 31-Dec 19 10:30 am-11:30 am

Preschool Palette (3-6Y)

Preschoolers will enjoy this interactive class that draws from the ‘palette’ of learning experiences using music, movement, art, crafts, nature and games. You never know what they’ll be doing next in this exciting program. Children must be toilet trained. 6 Classes $70 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 37318 M Sep 10-Oct 22 12:45 pm-2:45 pm 7 Classes $81 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 37319 M Oct 29-Dec 17 12:45 pm-2:45 pm

Sports Galore (3-6Y)

This program introduces your child to floor hockey, soccer, and many other sports. The children run drills, and play games all while learning team work and improving their gross motor skills. This class is taught in a fun, non-competitive environment. Children must be potty trained. 8 Classes $55 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 37367 Tu Sep 4-Oct 23 1:00 pm-2:00 pm 37365 W Sep 5-Oct 24 9:30 am-10:30 am 37368 Tu Oct 30-Dec 18 1:00 pm-2:00 pm 37366 W Oct 31-Dec 19 9:30 am-10:30 am

Super Soccer (3-6Y)

This is the perfect program for the young soccer fan that helps to develop gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Super Soccer is divided into a little bit of skill development, a little bit of game play, and a whole lot of fun! Children must be potty trained. 8 Classes $55 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 37375 Tu Sep 4-Oct 23 2:00 pm-3:00 pm 37376 Tu Oct 30-Dec 18 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Tiggerific Time (3-6Y)

Is your preschooler bouncy, trouncy and always looking for fun, fun, fun? This play-based active class keeps them moving and hopping the whole time! Children must be potty trained. Instructor: Pat VanWinkle 8 Classes $93 ORC Youth Centre 37380 Th Sep 6-Oct 25 10:00 am-12:00 pm 37381 Th Nov 1-Dec 20 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Time for Two’s (2-3Y)

This un-parented program, for two year olds or those who’ve just turned three, is perfect for those who are ready for a little time away from Mom. Our low ratios enable the instructor to provide age appropriate playtime, crafts, stories and songs in a safe, nurturing environment. Instructor: Pat VanWinkle. 8 Classes $55 ORC Youth Centre 37382 Tu Sep 4-Oct 23 9:15 am-10:00 am 37383 W Sep 5-Oct 24 9:00 am-9:45 am 37384 Th Sep 6-Oct 25 9:00 am-9:45 am 37385 F Sep 7-Oct 26 9:00 am-9:45 am 37388 Tu Oct 30-Dec 18 9:15 am-10:00 am 37389 W Oct 31-Dec 19 9:00 am-9:45 am 37386 Th Nov 1-Dec 20 9:00 am-9:45 am 37387 F Nov 2-Dec 21 9:00 am-9:45 am

Wacky Wednesdays (3-6Y)

Things get a little silly mid-week in Okotoks with Wacky Wednesdays. From goofy games and active activities, to messy art, crazy crafts and scavenger hunts; the wacky action is non-stop. Children must be potty trained. Instructor: Pat VanWinkle 8 Classes $93 ORC Youth Centre 37397 W Sep 5-Oct 24 10:00 am-12:00 pm 37398 W Oct 31-Dec 19 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Storybook Adventures (3-6Y)

Join us for an adventure! Each week we discover a new story, then spend the morning singing songs, playing active games and creating art and craft projects-all based on the day’s story theme. A small snack will be provided each class. Children must be potty trained. Instructor: Cara Clifford 8 Classes $93 Centennial Arena Multi Purpose Room 37370 Th Sep 6-Oct 25 9:00 am-11:00 am 37371 Th Nov 1-Dec 20 9:00 am-11:00 am

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Children & Teen Sports Homeschool Skate (Grades 1-6)

Sports Badminton (8-10Y & 11-15Y)

Learn and practice the fundamental skills of badminton including the forehand, backhand, drop shot, smash and the serve. Participants must supply their own badminton racquets. Youth Badminton (8-10Y)

15 Classes 37070

$113 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium W Sep 12-Dec 19 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

15 Classes 37071

$113 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium W Sep 12-Dec 19 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Youth Badminton (11-15Y)

Basketball (Grades 6-9)

This course focuses on all areas of basketball: footwork, ball handling, dribbling, shooting, passing/receiving, rebounding and offence. Skills are reinforced during game play. The course also emphasizes fair play, sportsmanship and life skills such as health, respect, discipline and hard work. 15 Classes $141 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 37076 W Sep 12-Dec 19 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Curling from your Core! For Teens (13-17Y)

NEW

Drive out of the hack with more power, balance and stability. Strengthen and work from your core to sweep rocks effortlessly. Learn the secrets to core stability and flexibility as it relates to the sport of curling. 5 Classes $82 ORC Exercise Studio 38084 F Sep 21, Oct 5, 26, Nov 9, 23 2:00 pm-3:15 pm

Floor Hockey (6-8Y & 9-13Y)

Love playing ice or street hockey? If so, then this course is for YOU! Come out and have a great time. Participants must provide their own equipment. Wooden blades are not permitted. CSA-approved hockey helmets with full cages are mandatory. Youth Floor Hockey (6-8Y)

12 Classes 37163

$91 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium Sa Sep 15-Dec 15 10:00 am-11:00 am

12 Classes 37164

$91 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium Sa Sep 15-Dec 15 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Youth Floor Hockey (9-13Y)

FUNday Basketball (Grades 1-4)

Community Programs is pleased to partner with Okotoks Minor Basketball Association to provide a fun-filled basketball program on select PD Days. FUN-damental Movement Skills in addition to basketball skills and some game play are included. 1 Class $15 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 37188 F Sep 21 1:00 pm-3:00 pm 37189 F Nov 9 1:00 pm-3:00 pm 37190 F Nov 23 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Is your child homeschooled and looking for some skill-based physical activity? Come join our exciting Homeschool Skate. Minimum numbers required. CSA-approved skate helmet is mandatory. Instructor: Liat Kobetich, NCCP Level 3 Certified. Level One

8 Classes 37210 37211

$72 W W

Sep 5-Oct 24 Oct 31-Dec 19

ORC Piper Arena 10:30 am-11:15 am 10:30 am-11:15 am

8 Classes 37212 37213

$72 W W

Sep 5-Oct 24 Oct 31-Dec 19

ORC Piper Arena 11:15 am-12:00 pm 11:15 am-12:00 pm

Level Two

Volleyball (Grades 4-6)

Volleyball, the popular lifetime sport, is now available to the younger volleyball enthusiast without the club commitment. Build skills and learn game strategies from experienced volleyball players. 15 Classes $141 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 37393 Th Sep 13-Dec 20 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Volleyball Intermediate/Advanced (Grades 7+)

This co-ed volleyball program reinforces intermediate skills and advanced game play. It is suitable for youth with previous school team or club team experience. 15 Classes $141 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 37394 Th Sep 13-Dec 20 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

WinterSki @ COP (8Y+)

It’s Friday, let’s hit the slopes at Canada Olympic Park. If lessons are required please book with COP Guest Services. Don’t forget to book a seat on the bus (extra fees apply). Volunteers are required to assist with this program but must be 18 years or older and have graduated from high school, please call 403-938-8945. A CSA-approved ski / snowboarding helmet is mandatory. 4 Classes Meet at the ORC Lower Parking Lot 37400 F Nov 30-Dec 21 4:00 pm-10:30 pm Bus only: $100.00 Lift & Bus: $200.00 Rentals, Lift & Bus: $300.00

Youth Recreational Skating (6-12Y)

Always had a desire to learn how to skate but feel too old for younger classes? Join us for some beginner lessons that will have you skating around the arena in no time. All levels are welcome. CSAapproved skate helmets are mandatory. 3 Classes $30 ORC Piper Arena 37424 W-F Jan 2-Jan 4 9:00 am-10:00 am 37423 W-F Jan 2-Jan 4 10:00 am-11:00 am

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Children & Teen Fitness & Dance Fitness

Dance

Core Conditioning for Athletic Teens (12-17Y)

Whether you are a recreational or elite athlete, core training is one of the most important training aspects of any athletes training program. Increase your balance and stability which in turn will result in more efficient movement patterns, increased overall strength and athletic ability. Fitness mat required. 13 Classes $92 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 37114 M Sep 10-Dec 17 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Dance: Creative and Jazz Dance (Levels 1-4) (5-12Y)

Children continue to explore and develop skills associated with the creative process, problem solving, co-operation, listening, focus, spatial concepts, developmental movement patterns and variations in moving through space. The elements of Jazz Dance, i.e. rhythm, style, and body are introduced. Placement is determined by age, previous experience and ability. Instructor: Lottie Pederson Level 1 (5-6Y)

Circuit Class (12-17Y)

This class focuses on improving your core, cardio and strength through a series of energizing circuits. This class combines 5 minutes of cardio with 2 minutes of strength training exercises. Fitness mat required. 13 Classes $100 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 37095 M Sep 10-Dec 17 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Yoga Chaos (12-16Y)

12 Classes 37128

$156 F Sep 21-Dec 7

ORC Exercise Studio 3:45 pm-4:30 pm

12 Classes 37125

$156 W Sep 19-Dec 5

ORC Exercise Studio 4:10 pm-5:00 pm

12 Classes 37126

$156 M Sep 17-Dec 10

ORC Exercise Studio 4:15 pm-5:15 pm

12 Classes 37127

$156 M Sep 17-Dec 10

ORC Exercise Studio 5:15 pm-6:15 pm

Level 2 (6-7Y)

Level 3 (8-11Y)

Level 4 (10-12Y)

Yoga develops strength, flexibility, coordination, focus, self-confidence, communication and self-love. This class is a healthy way to exercise and energize the mind, body and soul. Yoga/Pilates mat required. Instructor: Natasha Van Meer 12 Classes $93 Centennial Arena Multi Purpose Room 37973 Th Sep 13-Nov 29 4:45 pm-5:45 pm

Yoga for Children (8-11Y)

Learn about basic postures and meanings, followed by fun activities and games. It will be a creative and theatrical class sure to keep every child involved artistically as well as begin a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle through the practice of yoga. Instructor: Angelica Janik 13 Classes $75 ORC Community Room 37401 M Sep 10-Dec 17 3:45 pm-4:30 pm

Yoga for Teens (12-17Y)

This program is different every class, building knowledge on basic stances and proper alignment throughout the weeks. Each teen will emerge with great ability to go through an intensive Akand flowing series accompanied with highlights of kundalini yoga. Instructor: Angelica Janik 13 Classes $100 ORC Community Room 37402 M Sep 10-Dec 17 4:45 pm-5:45 pm

Yoga for Tweens (8-11Y)

Yoga is an adventure that can begin at any stage of life and teaches pre-teens how to be in their bodies and make choices from their hearts.Yoga is a healthy way to exercise and energize the mind, body and soul. Yoga/Pilates mat required. Instructor: Natasha Van Meer 15 Classes $90 Centennial Arena Multi Purpose Room 37974 Th Sep 13-Dec 20 3:45 pm-4:30 pm

Dance: Jazz, Funk and Classical Combination (Level 1 & 2)

Dancers expand their movement vocabularies into funk and hip hop, in addition to a variety of jazz dance styles. They build strength, flexibility and proper body alignment for advancing dance technique while experiencing the joy of dance and the fabulous fun of funk. Placement is determined by a combination of age, experience and ability. Instructor: Lottie Pederson Level 1

12 Classes 37131

$156 W Sep 19-Dec 5

ORC Exercise Studio 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

12 Classes 37132

$156 M Sep 17-Dec 10

ORC Exercise Studio 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Level 2

VIBE (12-17Y)

Move like the people on Much Music or MTV. This class combines a series of movements, which rely on individualism and personal street style. This class is a high-energy workout that challenges the group to pick-up a diverse repertoire of street style dance movements during the session. No dance experience necessary. Instructor: Sasha Filonenko 12 Classes $135 ORC Community Room 37392 Th Sep 20-Dec 6 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

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Children & Teen Dance & Fine Arts Zumbatomic® (5-7Y & 8-12Y)

Zumbatomic classes are rockin’ high-energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, children-friendly routines with music they love to groove to like Hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Instructor: Sara Farley Ages 5-7

7 Classes 37431 37433

$41 ORC Community Room Tu Sep 11-Oct 23 4:45 pm-5:30 pm Tu Oct 30-Dec 11 4:45 pm-5:30 pm

7 Classes 37432 37434

$45 ORC Community Room Tu Sep 11-Oct 23 5:35 pm-6:25 pm Tu Oct 30-Dec 11 5:35 pm-6:25 pm

Ages 8-12

Friday Night Teen Dance

Welcome back from summer!

Friday, Sep 14 8:15-11:00 pm $2 admission

Fine Arts Drawing Dragons (All Ages)

Fantasy Figure Drawing (9-12Y)

Drawing Dynamic Horses and Ponies (9-12Y)

Fun with Beadz (5-12Y)

We’ll be drawing these majestic animals not only proportionately... but also, in motion! Rearing, galloping, jumping, trotting – we’ll cover as much as we can. Additionally, your young artist will spend time learning how to properly use drawing tools. Instructor: Robin Thibodeau 6 Classes $72 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 37995 W Dec 5-Jan 23 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Make handmade jewellery – choose a bracelet or a necklace, the choice is yours. This course is for everyone, even guys. A variety of supplies will be available to choose from. Make a gift or something for yourself. 1 Class $10 ORC Lecture Room 37185 M Sep 17 4:00 pm-5:00 pm 37186 M Oct 22 4:00 pm-5:00 pm 37187 M Nov 19 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Drawing Mythical Creatures (6-9Y)

Under the Sea Drawing (9-12Y)

Your artist will draw dragons that could have existed in frozen forests, sweaty swamps, deep dark caves, rich, overgrown rainforests, piping hot volcanoes, and arid deserts. Working with drawing materials, artists learn how to mix and match them to create beautiful works of art! Instructor: Robin Thibodeau 6 Classes $72 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 37145 M Dec 3-Jan 21 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

We’ll be drawing everything from Griffons, Unicorns and Dragons to the Minotaur, Centaurs and the Kraken! Texturing through scales, fur, feathers, hooves and wings, you’ll also learn how to highlight and shadow your characters. Learn how to use soft pastels, charcoal, pencil, oil pastels, artist pencils and pencil colour. Instructor: Robin Thibodeau 6 Classes $72 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 37147 W Oct 24-Nov 28 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Exotic Wildlife Drawing (6-9Y)

Learn how to draw wolves and cougars, birds of prey, woodland creatures and of course the cool wild cats. Technique lessons on pencil drawing, oil pastels, soft pastels, pencil crayon and charcoal teache kids how to make their creatures look real. Instructor: Robin Thibodeau 6 Classes $72 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 37087 W Sep 12-Oct 17 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Elves, Fairies, Dwarves, Goblins, Wizards, Sorcerers Mermaids, Mermen and Pixies; learn the essentials of figure drawing. Working with artists pencils, charcoal, oil pastels and pencil colour, learn how to blend colours, work highlights and shadows as well as create illusions of texture! Instructor: Robin Thibodeau 5 Classes $60 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 37994 M Oct 22-Nov 26 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Using pencil crayons, soft pastels and oil pastels, learn to create the illusions of the deep sea and it’s wild and wacky creatures. Let’s dive down deep and discover the mysteries of the oceans. Instructor: Robin Thibodeau 5 Classes $60 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 37977 M Sep 10-Oct 15 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Youth Centre Mural Project (12-17Y)

Want to leave your mark on our wall? Come to the Youth Centre and work with a team of youth artists to create some artwork. All materials and instruction provided. Each artist will be allowed to paint in their own style. Participants must pre-register. 8 Classes FREE ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 37417 Sa Sep 22-Nov 17 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

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Children & Teen Personal Development Personal Development Babysitting Course (11Y+)

Everything you need to know about babysitting is covered in this Canada Safety Council course. To receive the certificate participants must complete the course requirements. Manual provided at time of registration. 2 Classes $55 T.B.A. 37066 Sep 14-Sep 15 Fri- 6:00 pm-8:30 pm Sat- 9:00 am-4:30 pm 2 Classes $55 ORC Community Room 37067 Oct 26-Oct 27 Fri- 6:00 pm-8:30 pm Sat- 9:00 am-4:30 pm 37068 Nov 23-Nov 24 Fri- 6:00 pm-8:30 pm Sat- 9:00 am-4:30 pm 3 Classes $55 ORC Community Room 37069 W-F Jan 2-Jan 4 12:30 pm-4:00 pm

Computers: MS Excel (8-12Y)

Using Office 2007, this class provides an opportunity to experience the main Excel features. Learn and practice how to create a simple table, use borders, insert gridlines, cut & paste, change font and size of font, Also, learn how to save, print, and retrieve files. 1 Class $25 ORC Youth Centre Computer Room 37104 Th Oct 11 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Computers: MS Word (8-12Y)

Using Office 2007, this class provides an opportunity to experience the main Word features. Learn and practice how to insert clip art, WordArt, pictures from files, cut & paste, change font and size of font, how to save, print, and retrieve files. 1 Class $25 ORC Youth Centre Computer Room 37110 Th Nov 1 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Home Alone Safely (10-13Y)

This course is for students and their parents to examine the freedoms, responsibilities and concerns of children staying home alone. Parents must attend the Friday evening component to negotiate a special Home Alone Contract and to problem-solve real-life, home alone scenarios with their children. Facilitator: Theresa Arcega 2 Classes $55 ORC Community Room 37206 Oct 5-6 Fri- 6:30 pm-8:00 pm Sat- 9:00 am-12:30 pm 37207 Dec 14-15 Fri- 6:30 pm-8:00 pm Sat- 9:00 am-12:30 pm

How to Survive Junior High!

NEW

Lockers, binders and even more homework? Learn how time/self management skills help you be successful in school, and have time for fun as well! Find out how to set up a study area and organize your school work. Pinpoint your learning style and discover the best way to study and write tests for success! Facilitator: Simply Empower 1 Class FREE ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 38070 M Sep 10 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Photo Caching (12-17Y)

This is a fun introduction to photo caching. Take digital photos, upload and edit then on the computer. Then learn how to create a meaningful collage of your photos in this quick afternoon course. Dress for the weather. 1 Class $35 ORC Youth Centre Computer Room 37251 Sa Sep 29 1:00 pm-5:00 pm 37252 Sa Oct 27 1:00 pm-5:00 pm 37253 Sa Nov 24 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Safekids2 (6-12Y)

Make your community safer by teaching your children to be street wise.This high energy, interactive program gives your children a safety plan they can use! Topics include home alone safety, bullying, stranger myth, inappropriate touching, abductions, self-confidence and more. Presented by: Safe & Sound, Safety Consulting 1 Class $35 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 37333 Sa Oct 13 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Scavenger Hunt (8-15Y)

Join the scavenger hunt as a team, or sign up as an individual and be placed on a team. Find and bring back a list of miscellaneous items. If you enjoy a good challenge and see yourself as an adventure lover, then this is going to be awesome! Follow the clues and the first team or individual to find all the items will win a prize. 1 Class $10 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 37335 Sa Sep 22 1:00 pm-3:00 pm 37336 Sa Oct 27 1:00 pm-3:00 pm 37337 Sa Nov 24 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Youth Leadership Program (13-17Y)

This leadership program provides a basic understanding of what is required to be a leader in our community. Components covered include communication, team building, babysitting, first aid, customer service and more. After completion participants will have the necessary skills to volunteer in a children’s program. 5 Classes $30 ORC Youth Centre Computer Room 37422 Th Sep 20-Oct 18 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

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Children & Teen PD Day Camps & Youth Centre Programs Daycamps School’s Out PD Day Camps (5-12Y)

For those days that schools are closed, the Town of Okotoks Community Programs offers comprehensive options for providing quality care that is guaranteed to keep your kids active and entertained with a variety of activities. Sign your child up for a full day, or try one of our newest options: a morning-only or afternoon-only camp.

PD Day Camp (5-12 yrs) Date F F F F F F

Sep 21 Oct 5 Oct 26 Nov 9 Nov 23 Dec 14

Dec 27, 28 & 31 Jan 2,3 & 4

Reg #

Full Day $30/day

37338 9 am-4 pm 37339 9 am-4 pm 37340 9 am-4 pm 37341 9 am-4 pm 37342 9 am-4 pm 37343 9 am-4 pm Winter Day Camps (full days only) $30/day 37353 9 am-4 pm

Please note: • For all day camp options participants must pre-register. Call 403-938-8954 • Minimum numbers are required • All day camps meet at the Okotoks Recreation Centre • For working parents, Pre- and Post-Camp care is available in blocks from 7:00-9:00 am and/or 4:00-6:00 pm, cost $3/per block • Full day and Half day campers in the afternoon session should bring a swim suit and towel • Only full day options are available for School’s Out PD Day Camps • Friday Flexi Fun: A new half-day option is now available for families requiring flexi-care on PD Day Fridays (half day camps are only offered on Fridays) Half Day Camp: Friday Flexi Fun

(5-12 yrs) Reg #

AM Only $18/half day

Reg #

PM Only $18/half day

37171 37172 37173 37174 37175 37176

9 am-12:30 pm 9 am-12:30 pm 9 am-12:30 pm 9 am-12:30 pm 9 am-12:30 pm 9 am-12:30 pm

37177 37178 37179 37180 37181 37182

12:30 pm -4 pm 12:30 pm -4 pm 12:30 pm -4 pm 12:30 pm -4 pm 12:30 pm -4 pm 12:30 pm -4 pm

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Adult Sports & Dance Volleyball: Co-ed Intermediate (16Y+)

Sports Adult Floor Hockey

For a good hockey workout join our co-ed adult floor hockey program. Participants must supply their own equipment; wooden/ composite sticks are not permitted. 14 Classes $89 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 37056 Su Sep 16-Dec 16 7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Adult Learn to Skate (15 yrs & up)

Whether you are a brand new skater or wanting to hone your skating skills, this class is for you. From the basics to backward crossovers, an instructor is on the ice to provide instruction. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR BEGINNER SKATERS. Instructor: Liat Kobetitch, NCCP Level 3. 8 Classes $85 ORC Piper Arena 37060 W Sep 12-Oct 31 9:30 am-10:30 am 7 Classes $74 ORC Piper Arena 37061 W Nov 7-Dec 19 9:30 am-10:30 am

Badminton Co-ed Mixed

For all levels of players who are interested in getting out, getting in shape and meeting new people. Challenge yourself and others to a game; singles or doubles – the choice is yours. Ladders and mini tournaments will be organized if numbers permit. Please bring your own equipment and wear non-marking sports shoes. 15 Classes $95 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 37072 Th Sep 13-Dec 20 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

Basketball: Co-ed Mix (16Y+)

NEW

Come shoot some hoops with our co-ed mixed level basketball. This course is a great way to get active in a fun, social environment. Players of all levels are invited to register. Game play is organized by those registered. Pre-registration is required; drop in options are not available. 15 Classes $95 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 37949 W Sep 12-Dec 19 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

Fly Fishing: Beginner

The sport of fly fishing has grown immensely over the past years. This beginner class covers equipment needed, Entomology, Rigging Up, Fishing, and where and when. The class consists of 3 hours of classroom time followed by 6 hours of off-site practical instruction. Instructor: Walter Simbirski 3 Classes $100 ORC Lecture Room 37165 Sep 14,15,22 Fri- 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Sat- 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Co-ed intermediate volleyball is for those with previous playing experience. Game play is decided by those registered and participation is respectful and inclusive. Pre-registration is required; drop in options are not available. 15 Classes $89 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 37395 Tu Sep 11-Dec 18 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

Volleyball: Co-ed Mixed (16Y+)

Join our co-ed mixed level for a great game of volleyball in a fun and social environment. All levels of players are invited to register. Preregistration is required; drop in options are not available. 15 Classes $89 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 37396 Tu Sep 11-Dec 18 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

Dance Ballroom Latin with Sasha Filonenko

Find a way to dance with a partner and on your own as you move through over 10 different ballroom and Latin dances from all over the world. Dances include salsa, tango, jive, samba, foxtrot and a lot more. 12 Classes $125 ORC Community Room 38029 Th Sep 20-Dec 6 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Burlesque

Learn to appreciate the beauty of your body and express it through movement. This class is for females only. Class includes core conditioning, cardio, and choreography. Instructor: Sasha Filonenko 12 Classes $125 ORC Community Room 37084 Th Sep 20-Dec 6 8:30 pm-9:30 pm

Dance: Let’s Move Beginner with Lottie Pederson

It’s time to dance! Jazz, Tap, Swing, Latin or Country – we dabble in all of them. This class is a fabulous work out with benefits for your mind and body. It is designed for participants that are new to dance or for those that want a class that is considerate of the body. 12 Classes $164 ORC Exercise Studio 37133 W Sep 19-Dec 5 12:40 pm-1:40 pm 7 Classes $96 F oothills Composite HS Dance Studio 37134 Th Sep 13-Oct 25 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Dance: Let’s Move Extra with Lottie Pederson

This high energy, intensive class is designed to put your dance moves to work and really burn some calories while exploring a variety of dance styles and grooves such as Swing, Latin, and Tap. This class is designed for quick learners with some dance or movement background. 12 Classes $164 ORC Exercise Studio 37135 F Sep 21-Dec 7 10:45 am-11:45 am

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Adult Dance and Fitness, Health & Wellness Dance: Let’s Move in the Night with Lottie Pederson

This intermediate level class is designed for participants who have some previous dance or movement experience and wish to continue to develop their dance skills and repertoire. Each class is an energetic blend of dance styles and genres borrowed from Tap, Jazz, Latin, Country, Contemporary Dance and more. 12 Classes $164 ORC Exercise Studio 37136 W Sep 19-Dec 5 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Dance: Beginner Line Dancing

NEW

Engage your mind and body in this great musical workout. Dance to all kinds of music from Country to Irish and Latino. Increase flexibility and muscle tone along with a sense of mental well-being while having fun. Great for all age groups, no partner necessary! 8 Classes $80 ORC Community Room 38371 W Sep 26-Nov 14 8:30 pm-9:30 pm 38421 F Sep 28-Nov 16 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Zumba Gold® with Heather Andrews

NEW TIMES

Zumba Gold is a lower impact, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired dance fitness-party that keeps you in the groove of life. For beginners to older, active adults, the music uses dance moves and rhythms from Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue, and more to make you forget you are exercising! 6 Classes $63 ORC Community Room 37426 M Sep 10-Oct 22 10:00 am-11:00 am 37428 M Oct 29-Dec 10 10:00 am-11:00 am 7 Classes $73 ORC Community Room 37427 Tu Sep 11-Oct 23 6:30 pm-7:30 pm 37970 W Sep 12-Oct 24 9:00 am-10:00 am 37946 Th Sep 13-Oct 25 5:30 pm-6:30 pm 37429 Tu Oct 30-Dec 11 6:30 pm-7:30 pm 38028 W Oct 31-Dec 12 9:00 am-10:00 am 37947 Th Nov 1-Dec 13 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Fitness, Health & Wellness Fitness & Wellness Series by Andrew Gustafson

A program partnership between the Town of Okotoks and Natural High Fitness presents a new nutrition series with Andrew Gustafson.

Debunking Common Fitness Myths

Everyone in the fitness industry is looking for the magic bullet to get you fast results and make fast money. Andrew addresses some of the more common myths circulating the mass media today and shows the evidence needed to make informed fitness decisions. Come prepared with your own questions and fitness confusions for a lively and informative discussion. 1 Class $15 ORC Lecture Room 38023 Th Oct 18 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Exercises and Strategies for Enhanced Function and Metabolic Burn

Do you feel like you continue to exercise but aren’t seeing the fast results you were hoping for? Andrew explains some common pitfalls in many exercise strategies and teaches some great movements and programs for better daily functioning and for great gains in your metabolism. 1 Class $15 ORC Volunteer Room 38025 M Dec 3 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Fitness for Any Lifestyle

After years in the fitness industry Andrew has a very unique understanding of what types of activities get the best results. Andrew will help class participants understand the best ways to work exercise and activity into their unique situations. Everyone needs exercise and there is a way to make it happen. 1 Class $15 ORC Lecture Room 38022 Tu Oct 2 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Metabolic Typing

If it was a good diet plan, then it would work for everyone, right? Wrong. The answer lies in our genetic and biochemical individuality. In this session Andrew explains a simple system for addressing these individualities and gettng on the right individual track to better nutrition success. 1 Class $15 ORC Lecture Room 38024 Tu Nov 13 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Nutrition 101

Understanding good nutrition is arguably the most confusing aspect of making healthy lifestyle choices. The basics today, however, are the same as they have been for a millennia. Andrew reviews the basics of how food impacts our physiology and digestion. Understanding the basic ways foods affect us makes choosing foods much easier. 1 Class $15 ORC Lecture Room 38021

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Adult Fitness & Wellness Curling from your Core! For Adults

Fitness & Wellness

NEW

This is a moderate fitness class targeting the 55+ population or those who prefer a gentle pace with exercises that are easy to follow. Classes include exercises for improving strength, flexibility, balance and cardiovascular fitness. Fitness mat required. 15 Classes $95 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 37048 Th Sep 13-Dec 20 10:30 am-11:30 am 37948 Th Sep 13-Dec 20 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Curlers need muscle strength, core stability, and flexibility to sustain the delivery position. Make more shots; attempt a wider variety of shots; drive out of the hack with more power, balance and stability; and sweep rocks effortlessly. Learn the secrets to core stability and flexibility as it relates to the sport of curling. Become the curler you really want to be. 7 Classes $96 ORC Exercise Studio 38083 F Sep 28, Oct 12,19, Nov 2,16,30, Dec 7 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

55+ Pilates with Doris Blais

G-Force Training

55+ Fitness with Doris Blais

This is a Pilates mat class targeting the 55+ population or those who prefer a gentle pace with exercises that are easy to follow. Classes include exercises that focus on core strengthening and flexibility. Yoga/Pilates mat required. 15 Classes $95 ORC Community Room 37049 Tu Sep 11-Dec 18 10:30 am-11:30 am

55+ Yoga

Enjoy 55+ Yoga in a supportive and gentle way. Learn different ways to stretch, learn breathing techniques and of course have fun. It’s a great way to start your yoga practice and your week.Yoga/Pilates mat required. Instructor: Angela Hemstock 13 Classes $68 ORC Exercise Studio 37050 M Sep 10-Dec 17 11:45 am-12:30 pm 14 Classes $72 ORC Community Room 37051 W Sep 12-Dec 12 10:00 am-10:45 am

Body Worx Plus

NEW

Intimidated by the gym? Then this class is for you! Body Worx Plus is the perfect class for full figure participant who wants to improve overall health with moderate activity in a supportive group atmosphere. This class focuses on functional, low impact movements and building the basics. 15 Classes $149 ORC Community Room 37972 Tu Sep 11-Dec 18 6:00 pm-7:00 pm 14 Classes $139 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 37993 F Sep 14-Dec 14 9:30 am-10:30 am

Booty Buns with Lottie Pederson

NEW

A “booty” that looks like you perform in Swan Lake! Ballet Barre meets Pilates and Yoga. A perfect blend of deep muscle toning: the fluidity of dance, flexibility of Yoga, core strengthening of Pilates. Movement Guru Lottie Pederson brings the absolutely hottest fitness workout from New York to Okotoks. 12 Classes $177 ORC Exercise Studio 38081 W Sep 19-Dec 5 11:30 am-12:30 pm 7 Classes $103 Foothills Composite HS Dance Studio 38085 Th Nov 1-Dec 13 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

This class will target every zone of your body through a combination of explosive plyometric training, aero-boxing skills and athletic conditioning intervals. Finish the class with core training that targets your midsection and a well-deserved stretch series. Instructor: Jen Nelson 15 Classes $149 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 38079 Tu Sep 11-Dec 18 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Intervals for Everyone with Beverly Quail NEW

Increase your cardio fitness as well as your strength at the track. Walk or run at your own pace for 5 minutes, come together as a group for 5 minutes of strength work using body weight and/or bands, then repeat! This class is ‘go at your own pace’, so it is great for people just starting out or for experienced exercisers. 10 Classes $99 Centennial Arena Multi Purpose Room 38428 F Oct 12-Dec14 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Meditation for Beginners with Christine Wushke NEW

Looking for some serenity in your life, and simple ways to manage stress, tension and fatigue? Christine teaches the transformative and powerful techniques of meditation in an easy-to-follow and simple approach to finding inner peace, and shows you how to incorporate it into your day-to-day situations. 13 Classes $150 ORC Youth Centre 37379 M Sep 10-Dec 17 6:15 pm-7:45 pm

Mind Armour

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Mind Armour teaches participants how to incorporate awareness and strategies into your everyday life to make you a hard target for property, identity, or violent crime by eliminating opportunity. Instructor: Tom Gillis 1 Class $50 Foothills Training Studio 38061 Sa Oct 13 12:30 pm-4:30 pm

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Adult Fitness & Wellness Nia Technique®

Searching for something to stimulate, motivate, and inspire you? This gentle yet powerful cardiovascular movement focuses on awakening and empowering your physical, mental and spiritual self. Integrating western dance with the eastern martial arts, Nia® also incorporates the powerful, conscious postures of yoga. This systemic, exhilarating, non-impact aerobic workout is ideal for all ages and fitness levels. White Belt Instructor: Trish Seitz 13 Classes $135 T.B.A. 37234 Tu Sep 18-Dec 11 9:30 am-10:30 am 13 Classes $135 T.B.A. 37235 Th Sep 20-Dec 13 9:30 am-10:30 am

Pilates: For the Lunchtime Crowd

The perfect noontime workout! A 45-minute workout for all levels that works on toning, strengthening the core and stretching. All exercises are performed on a mat for a complete workout. Yoga/ Pilates mat required. Instructor: Doris Blais 13 Classes $129 ORC Community Room 37258 M Sep 10-Dec 17 12:05 pm-12:50 pm

Pilates/Yoga: Body Blends Fundamentals with Lottie Pederson

An energetic yet relaxing mix of Pilate’s fundamentals, yoga and stretch /flexibility that will leave you feeling great! Learn the fundamental muscular recruitment needed to transform your core, producing flat lean abdominals, long-term postural benefits and a strong painfree back. An excellent class for participants new to Pilates/body considerations. 12 Classes $158 ORC Exercise Studio 37259 M Sep 17-Dec 10 7:45 pm-8:45 pm 38082 W Sep 19-Dec 5 1:50 pm-2:50 pm

Pilates/Yoga: Body Blends Intermediate with Lottie Pederson

Strengthening and stretching exercises become more complex after achieving the principles learned at the fundamental level – working from your true core, challenge your balance, endurance and control. While your midriff is always centre stage, full body exercises are woven throughout each class. Result: improved performance in all activities/sports. 12 Classes $158 ORC Exercise Studio 37257 W Sep 19-Dec 5 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Pilates/Yoga: Body Blends Experienced with Lottie Pederson

Control, endurance, power and efficiency are intertwined with flow, balance and flexibility in this advanced class, for participants experienced in authentic core stabilization. The workout is streamlined, and muscles are fatigued systematically as you flow from one movement to the next, keeping focused and present. 12 Classes $158 ORC Exercise Studio 37256 F Sep 21-Dec 7 9:30 am-10:30 am

Qi Gong: A Taste of Meditative Qi Gong

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Discovering meditation is made easier with the slow movement and visualization of the ancient qigong practice of 1000 Hands Buddha.This form reveals the 3 secrets of qigong to the practitioner. Awakening theses secrets allows you to become more aware of your connection with the universe. Yoga mat and meditation pillow recommended. Instructor: Eraine Wegiel 4 Classes $42 Centennial Arena Multi Purpose Room 38004 W Sep 12-Oct 3 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Qi Gong - Is Qi Gong for you?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, energy blockages are believed to be the root cause for disease. Qi Gong practice aids in alleviating blockages, empowering you to optimize your energy and health. This class addresses ‘Organ Cleansing and Detox’, and is an easy- to-learn, 13-move system. Instructor: Eraine Wegiel 8 Classes $84 Centennial Arena Multi Purpose Room 37330 W Oct 24-Dec 12 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Qi Gong - Radiant Lotus Women’s Qi Gong (RLWQ)

RLWQ allows you to grow your practice and deepen your sensitivity to the energy that naturally flows through your body. Are you feeling balanced? ...Emotionally? ...Physically? ...Empower yourself with RLWQ’s – a combined Chinese,Tibetan, and western energy concept developed for women. Instructor: Eraine Wegiel 8 Classes $84 Centennial Arena Multi Purpose Room 37331 W Oct 24-Dec 12 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Reiki - Free Information Night

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What is Reiki? Join instructor Anjna Brahmbhatt for a free information night to explore this self-healing method, and find out if these courses are for you! 1 Class FREE ORC Lecture Room 38054 Tu Oct 2 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Reiki - Level One

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Reiki - Level Two

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A wholesome system of natural healing for total relaxation and stress release at physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels; balances energy flow in the body. Reiki is for all acute and chronic health issues. It blends with other therapies, raising self-esteem and guiding to righteous path of life. 1 Class $150 ORC Lecture Room 38026 Sa Oct 13 9:30 am-5:30 pm

Continue your journey down the ancient Japanese path of natural healing. In the second degree you learn additional healing symbols and sounds, which are used in hands-on body treatments and absentee healing.You receive the attunements to use the three sacred symbols. Increase your intuition, compassion and spiritual awareness. 1 Class $200 T.B.A. 38027 Sa Nov 17 9:30 am-5:30 pm

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Adult Fitness & Wellness Restart!

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Restart or start from scratch! This is the perfect class for beginners or those returning to activity! This functional total body workout is lower impact and focuses on building strength and endurance with resistance exercises and intervals of 1 minute cardio. Instructor: Tammy Demers 15 Classes $112 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 37966 Tu Sep 11-Dec 18 9:30 am-10:15 am 37967 Th Sep 13-Dec 20 9:30 am-10:15 am

Retro Fit with Doris Blais

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Let’s get physical! This class is ideal for the 35+ fitness crowd! Keep fit and have fun working out to some of your favourite retro tunes! Includes a total body workout, cardio, and abs. Legwarmers optional! 15 Classes $149 ORC Community Room 37971 Tu Sep 11-Dec 18 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Self Hypnosis

This interactive lesson allows you to experience hypnosis and teaches you how to enter a state of hypnosis on your own. Learn how to use this state of hypnosis to improve your life and to harness the power of your own subconscious mind for relaxation, and the management of stress, sleep, and anxiety. Instructor: Tom Gillis 1 Class $50 Foothills Training Studio 37357 Sa Nov 24 12:30 pm-4:30 pm

Strollers & Strength

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Workout with your stroller and your baby! This fun, social fitness class combines walking with strength training exercises. Although the plan is structured, there is flexibility that allows each member to pursue their own potential. 15 Classes $149 Centennial Arena Walking Track 37374 Th Sep 13-Dec 20 10:45 am-11:45 am

Tai Chi - Introductory Workshop

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Tai chi is in its essence a martial art; but, it is mostly practised for healing purposes and relaxation. Explore these aspects as well as your own inclinations to find out how Tai Chi can benefit your body and mind. There will be time for physical movement as well as contemplation. Please bring a pen and journal. All experience levels welcome! Instructor: Jane Sponair 1 Class $40 ORC Youth Centre 38060 Sa Sep 15 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Tai Chi

Tai Chi keeps our body, mind and spirit in balance and harmony. Regular practice improves the quality of our life. In this class learn short sequences which you’ll be able to use as a daily routine for stress relief. Suitable for any fitness level. Instructor: Jane Sponair 6 Classes $63 Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) 37377 W Sep 26-Oct 31 11:00 am-12:00 pm 38055 W Nov 7-Dec 12 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Tai Chi Plus

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Ready to take the next step in your Tai Chi practice? This class moves on from the basics and moves deeper into your practice. Suitable for any fitness level. Instructor: Jane Sponair 6 Classes $63 Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) 38056 W Sep 26-Oct 31 12:00 pm-1:00 pm 38057 W Nov 7-Dec 12 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Time Crunch

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Crunched for time? Never have time to work out? Get in a solid 30 -minute workout over the lunch hour. This is a total body workout using multi-muscle resistance training exercises, combined with cardio, to help keep you on track even when life is busy! Instructor: Tammy Demers 15 Classes $70 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 37968 Tu Sep 11-Dec 18 12:15 pm-12:45 pm 37969 Th Sep 13-Dec 20 12:15 pm-12:45 pm

Yoga: All Levels with Debbie Herring

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Practice classical yoga poses, breath awareness and relaxation. This Hatha yoga class is taught in the Iyengar tradition, with modifications made to suit the individual needs of students. Suitable for both beginners and experienced yoga practitioners. Yoga mat and blanket required. 15 Classes $195 ORC Community Room 37965 W Sep 12-Dec 19 6:00 pm-7:30 pm 37964 Th Sep 13-Dec 20 9:30 am-11:00 am

Yoga: Beginner/Intermediate

This class focuses on breath awareness, simple postures, and relaxation. It is designed for the beginner student as well as students who want to continue a simple yoga practice. Yoga/Pilates mat required. Instructor: Angela Hemstock 13 Classes $169 ORC Exercise Studio 37407 M Sep 10-Dec 17 10:00 am-11:30 am

Yoga: Fusion

Stretch, tone and elongate your muscles with yoga postures, athletic stretches and core work. Build strength, balance and increase flexibility with this great low impact workout. 15 Classes $149 ORC Community Room 37408 Th Sep 13-Dec 20 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Yoga: Gentle Seated (Chair) or Standing with Beverly Quail

Want to gain more functional flexibility? Heard about the benefits of yoga but are worried about getting up and down off the floor? Then this class is for you! Participate in gentle yoga poses either standing or seated in a chair, depending on your comfort level. 10 Classes $78 Centennial Arena Multi Purpose Room 38430 Tu Oct 9-Dec11 11:00 am-11:45 am

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Adult Fitness & Wellness and Personal Development Yoga: Hatha Yoga for All

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Work through a series of stretches and poses held longer to gain flexibility and strength. Unwind and balance your mind and body through the Asanas (postures), controlled breathing and relaxation. Good for the beginner student or those who wish to continue their yoga journey. Yoga/Pilates mat required. Instructor Penelope Kapp 15 Classes $195 ORC Exercise Studio 37409 W Sep 12-Dec 19 9:00 am-10:15 am 15 Classes $156 Foothills Training Studio 37950 F Sep 14-Dec 21 10:30 am-11:30 am

Yoga: Yoga Mix with Angelica Janik

This program is designed to collaborate between the strength/flow of Ashtanga, and restorative side of yin. Choose the beginner class if you have little or no yoga experience; choose the intermediate if you are familiar with postures and are ready to challenge yourself. Beginner:

13 Classes $169 ORC Community Room 37411 M Sep 10-Dec 17 6:00 pm-7:15 pm Intermediate:

13 Classes $169 ORC Community Room 37412 M Sep 10-Dec 17 7:30 pm-8:45 pm

Yoga: Restorative Yoga with Penelope Kapp NEW OPTION

Learn basic yoga poses, breathing and relaxation techniques.Tone and strengthen the body, calm the mind and empower your whole being! The benefits of yoga include increased flexibility and lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons. Yoga is excellent for toning the muscles and massaging all organs of the body. Yoga/Pilates mat required. 15 Classes $156 ORC Community Room 37415 Tu Sep 11-Dec 18 9:15 am-10:15 am 14 Classes $146 ORC Exercise Studio 37975 W Sep 12-Dec 12 10:15 am-11:15 am 15 Classes $156 Foothills Training Studio 37414 F Sep 14-Dec 21 9:15 am-10:15 am

Personal Development Avoid Burnout with Toddlers

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Come and learn the simple secrets that successful mothers of toddlers know that help them avoid burnout. Explore strategies to gain control of your life. Come learn systems and techniques that will simplify your life. Work smarter not harder! Facilitator: Simply Empower 1 Class $90 ORC Board Room 38062 F Oct 5 10:00 am-12:00 pm 38063 F Nov 30 10:00 am-12:00 pm

First Aid - Childcare

This Canadian Red Cross First aid certification is designed for childcare providers but is recommended for new and nearly new parents. It covers hazards and childproofing the home, childhood illnesses and administering medication. CPR skills focus on infant/child emergencies. Please bring refreshments, pen, blanket and doll. Dress comfortably. Participants must show the instructor their current, VALID certificate. Instructor: Shay Ford 2 Classes $125 ORC Board Room 37153 Sa-Su Sep 22-Sep 23 8:30 am-4:00 pm

First Aid - Childcare Recertification

This Canadian Red Cross Recertification program is for those with a VALID First Aid in Child Care certificate no older than 3 years. Practical skills are emphasized; participants must be familiar with First Aid and CPR theory. Participants must show the instructor their current, VALID certificate. Instructor: Shay Ford 1 Classes $75 ORC Board Room 38078 Sa Sep 8 8:30 am-4:00 pm

First Aid - CPR for Health Care Providers

This Canadian Red Cross Course CPR-HCP is designed for health care providers. Participants are taught how to recognize circulatory emergencies; perform rescue breathing; perform one and two rescue CPR-C choking procedures. Participants must show the instructor their current, VALID certificate. Instructor: Shay Ford 1 Class $75 ORC Board Room 36222 Sa Sep 22 8:30 am-4:00 pm

First Aid - CPR for Health Care Providers Recertification

This Canadian Red Cross Course CPR-HCP recertification program is designed for health care providers with a VALID CPR-HCP certificate no older than 3 years. Practical skills are emphasized; participants must be familiar with CPR theory. Participants must show the instructor their current, VALID certificate. Instructor: Shay Ford 1 Class $45 ORC Board Room 38443 Sa Sep 8 8:30 am-12:30 pm

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Adult Personal Development First Aid - CPR Re-Cert

This course is perfect for those requiring annual CPR C certification, as well as those who would like an opportunity to ‘brush up’ their skills prior to first aid or CPR certification expiry. This course does not meet the HC-P requirements for health care professionals. Prerequisite: CPR A, B, or C certification. Please bring CURRENT CPR certificate with you to class. Instructor: Cara Clifford 1 Class $45 ORC Youth Centre 37154 Sa Sep 8 9:30 am-12:30 pm

First Aid - Emergency/CPR (A)

This certification provides a basic level of first aid and CPR training. Assessment, management and prevention are covered making this course relevant to home, school and office environment. Heart saver CPR (A) covers adult cardiovascular emergencies. AED training is included. Participants must show the instructor their current, VALID certificate. Instructor: Cara Clifford 1 Class $75 ORC Community Room 37157 Sa Sep 15 9:30 am-5:30 pm 37155 Sa Oct 20 9:30 am-5:30 pm 1 Class $75 ORC Lecture Room 37156 Sa Dec 1 9:30 am-5:30 pm

First Aid - Standard/CPR (C)

This certification covers bleeding, fractures, poisons and other common first aid concerns, including prevention of disease transmission.The Basic Rescuer CPR (C) covers Adult/Children/Infant cardiovascular emergencies plus two-rescuer CPR. AED training is included. Participants must show the instructor their current, VALID certificate. Instructor: Cara Clifford 2 Classes $125 ORC Community Room 37159 Sa-Su Sep 15-Sep 16 9:30 am-5:30 pm 37158 Sa-Su Oct 20-Oct 21 9:30 am-5:30 pm 2 Classes $125 ORC Lecture Room/ Youth Centre Multi-Purpose Room 37160 Sa-Su Dec 1-Dec 2 9:30 am-5:30 pm

First Aid - Standard/CPR (C) Re-cert

First aid certification is valid for three years; this re-certification course is for anyone whose certification is current but coming up for renewal. Please bring your CURRENT First Aid certificate with you to class. Instructor: Cara Clifford 1 Class $75 ORC Community Room 37161 Sa Sep 8 9:30 am-3:30 pm

French: Conversation - French Conversational Basics

Do you have a child registered in a French Immersion program and feel helpless at homework time? Just interested in the French language? Then join us for an introduction to conversational French and ‘parlez francais’. Level One

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GED - High School Equivalency

The GED diploma is accepted by many colleges and employers as equivalent to a high school diploma. Receive a solid foundation and skills in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Reading and Writing to challenge the GED exams. GED exam information will be provided during the course, additional fees apply. Facilitator: Irma Connell 20 Classes $75 ORC Board Room 37192 Th, Tu Sep 20-Dec 6 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Home Owner Basic Pruning Workshop NEW

Learn the basics of tree pruning in this 4-hour course, including when and how to prune, and the most serious pests and diseases to be aware of. Weather permitting, we will go outside to demonstrate techniques and look at trees and shrubs. 1 Class Free ORC Lobby - Concession 38005 Sa Sep 15 8:00 am-12:00 pm

How to Survive your Junior High Student!

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Come learn how you can talk to your teen so that they will listen. Learn strategies to communicate effectively with your junior higher and continue to build strong family relationships during this ‘challenging’ part of growing up. Explore strategies to build confidence and how to resist negative peer pressure. Facilitator: Simply Empower 1 Class $50 ORC Youth Centre 38071 M Sep 17 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Managing My Mind - Keeping the Stress at Bay

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Learn practical techniques to keep your mind from getting the best of you! Learn what you can do to take the upset out of a situation, as well as techniques for centering and clearing at the beginning and end of your day. Techniques: Emotional Freedom Technique - Tapping, Brain Gym, Balancing Emotions- The Demartini Method®. Instructor Katie Grinham 1 Class $40 ORC Board Room 38080 Su Sep 30 12:30 pm-4:00 pm 1 Class $40 ORC Youth Centre 38017 Su Oct 28 12:30 pm-4:00 pm

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Adult Personal Development Power of Choice

Participants will enhance their abilities to meet life on its terms to feel successful and begin to understand the concept of ‘Choosing How You Feel’; increasing your ability to break the low self-esteem cycle. Develop the skill of assertive communication and behaviour and manage your anger in a productive manner to get your needs met. Facilitator: Bill Law 6 Classes $60 Heritage House Meeting Room 37265 W Sep 26-Oct 31 7:00 pm-9:00 pm 37266 W Nov 7-Dec 12 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Power of Choice - Couples

This group has been designed to help couples work together to develop skills to meet life on its terms and feel successful. They will understand the concept of ‘Choosing How You’ll Feel’ and increase their ability to develop and maintain high self-esteem. Learn how to communicate assertively and to manage anger in a productive manner to reduce conflict rather than increase it. Facilitator: Bill Law 6 Classes $60 Heritage House Meeting Room 37267 Tu Sep 25-Oct 30 7:00 pm-9:00 pm 37268 Tu Nov 6-Dec 11 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Power of Choice - Process Group

This program is for participants who have completed the Power of Choice program. The Process Group participants work together to determine the agenda for each class with the guidance of the group facilitator. Facilitator: Bill Law 10 Classes $95 ORC Youth Centre 37269 Th Oct 4-Dec 6 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Self Defence

This interactive lesson teaches students effective means of selfdefence based on body mechanics and biophysics. Regardless of age, size, athletic ability, or gender these techniques and principles could be lifesaving. The mental states of combat are also explained to deepen the attendees knowledge of inter personal conflict and increase their chances of winning such a conflict. Instructor:Tom Gillis 1 Class $50 Foothills Training Studio 37355 Sa Oct 27 12:30 pm-4:30 pm

Small Business Accounting: An Introduction

This course provides an understanding of basic accounting/ bookkeeping techniques. Learn how to create and maintain a manual set of accounting records, prepare financial statements and gain a general understanding of the foundation upon which omputerized accounting systems are built. Instructor: Lorne Hutchison 10 Classes $125 ORC Youth Centre 37361 Tu Sep 25-Nov 27 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Spanish - Conversation

This course introduces the basic concepts of the Spanish language. It allows students to gradually learn commonly used expressions, greetings, basic vocabulary for travelers as well as sentence construction and grammar. Text: Barron’s: Spanish Now. 14 Classes $163 Foothills Composite HS Classroom 37362 Tu Sep 11-Dec 11 7:00 pm-9:00 pm 15 Classes $175 Foothills Composite HS Classroom 37363 Th Sep 13-Dec 20 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Spanish Intermediate

This class is intended for students who have taken the beginner course and want to continue learning Spanish. Instruction will be all in Spanish allowing students to immerse themselves in the language. 15 Classes $175 Foothills Composite HS 37364 W Sep 12-Dec 19 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Stress Buster

Feeling overwhelmed? Explore the facts and dispel the dangerous myths. This workshop explores the good, the bad and the ugly facts about stress. Learn to recognize your triggers, signs/symptoms and develop a personal action plan to gain balance in your life. Facilitator: Simply Empower 1 Class $90 T.B.A. 38072 M Nov 5 7:00 pm-9:00 pm 1 Class $90 ORC Lecture Room 38073 M Dec 3 10:00 am-12:00 pm

The Quest for What’s Next: Information Night NEW

The Quest for ‘What’s Next’ course is an exciting course for people in the second half. Come learn more about this course, its content and meet the instructor at this free information night. 1 Class Free ORC Lecture Room 37981 W Sep 19 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

The Quest for What’s Next

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The Quest for ‘What’s Next’ Map a path for the journey that is the second half of life. Cultivate wisdom, celebrate experiences, and connect the mind, body and spirit. This ground-breaking program follows the ‘Sage-ing’ model of life review, life harvest, life repair, facing mortality and legacy work through a process known to deeply impact adult behaviour. Instructor: Irma Connell 13 Classes $155 ORC Lecture Room 37979 W Sept 26-Dec 19 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

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Adult Parenting, Computers & Technology The Sandwich Generation

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Find out how to avoid the 3 common mistakes the sandwich generation make that keeps them feeling frustrated and overwhelmed. Balancing family, work and aging parents can be a daunting task. Learn skills and strategies to navigate through this challenging time. Learn how to recognize the change in roles, set personal boundaries, and discover why it is important to work with a plan. Facilitator: Simply Empower 1 Class $90 T.B.A. 38066 M Sep 24 7:00 pm-9:00 pm 1 Class $90 ORC Lecture Room 38067 F Oct 26 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Parenting Programs Avoid Burnout with Toddlers

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Come and learn the simple secrets that successful mother’s of toddlers know that help them avoid burnout. Explore strategies to gain control of your life. Come learn systems and techniques that will simplify your life. Work smarter not harder! Facilitator: Simply Empower 1 Class $90 ORC Board Room 38062 F Oct 5 10:00 am-12:00 pm 38063 F Nov 30 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Introduction to Baby Sign Language Workshop

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Signing with babies has been shown to reduce tantrums and increase literacy skills. In this workshop learn over 50 signs and how to incorporate signing into your day. The workshop is filled with songs and books to keep your little one entertained as you learn together! Instructor: Marcia Bruce 1 Class $20 T.B.A. 38019 Th Oct 4 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Baby Signing Time - Level 1

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Baby sign language allows you communicate with your baby before they can talk. These classes teach you common early signs, the alphabet, numbers and colors. Signs are taught using music, books, toys and interaction and your little one will love spending this special time with you. Instructor: Marcia Bruce 5 Classes $75 T.B.A. 38018 Th Oct 25-Nov 22 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

How to Survive your Junior High Student! NEW

Learn how you can talk to your teen so that they will listen. Learn strategies to communicate effectively with your junior higher and continue to build strong family relationships during this ‘challenging’ part of growing up. Explore strategies to build confidence and how to resist negative peer pressure. Facilitator: Simply Empower 1 Class $50 ORC Youth Centre 38071 M Sep 17 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Potty Time Workshop

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Imagine having your child on the potty before they can talk! Learn how sign language can make potty training easier and more fun. We discuss common potty training methodologies and prepare you for this important milestone in your child’s life. You’re encouraged to attend with babies of any age. Instructor: Marcia Bruce 1 Class $40 T.B.A. 38020 Th Dec 6 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Computers and Technology Introduction to Digital SLR Cameras

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Explore all the different functions and tools your digital SLR camera has to offer! This course is designed to teach you the essentials of switching your camera to the Manual function while explaining the fundamentals of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, bracketing, as well as covering basic settings for different types of situations. Students must have access to a Digital SLR camera (a camera with interchangeable lenses) – brand doesn’t matter! Instructor: Karyn Lee. 4 Classes $90 TBA 38442 T Sep 25-Oct 16 7:00 pm-8:00 pm 38441 T Nov 6-Nov 27 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Computers: Basics

Starting right at the beginning, this course is suitable for anyone who prefers a gently paced class and covers basic computer operations, an introduction to Windows, word-processing and exposure to the Internet. Instructor: Terry Duncan 4 Classes $110 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 37099 W, M Sep 12-Sep 24 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Computers: File Management

What is the difference between a file and a folder? Learn the answer to this as well as how to organize your desktop and My Documents folder. Quick access to files is beneficial for any computer user. Instructor: Terry Duncan 1 Class $38 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 37100 W Dec 5 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Computers: Google Your World

‘Google’ isn’t just a basic search tool anymore - it’s a Web search utility that gives you the ability to search and find almost anything on the Web! Learn basic and advanced search techniques, everything else you can search through ‘Google’, and how to make your life on the Internet so much easier. Instructor: Marty Gaffney 1 Class $45 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 37098 Tu Sep 18 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

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Adult Computers & Technology Computers: Internet ABC’s

A hands-on, gently-paced class that covers key internet concepts and skills including an orientation to Internet Explorer, surfing the web, searching and downloading. Hardware and software requirements, key criteria for choosing a service provider etc, are discussed. Instructor: Marty Gaffney 2 Classes $60 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 37101 M, W Oct 1-Oct 3 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Computers: Internet Safety

Ad ware, spy ware, dialers, credit card fraud – what do you do to protect your privacy when online? This course shows you ways to protect yourself, shows you what sites your children have been visiting, and more importantly, shows who has been trying to access your personal information. Discover ways to clean your PC of cookies and Java programs. Instructor: Terry Duncan 1 Class $38 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 37102 W Dec 12 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Computers: Maintenance and Repair

Maximize your computer’s efficiency and longevity! Find out how to regain your computer’s speed with tweaking tricks and regular maintenance practices. Did you know that fonts could cause a computer to crash? Instructor: Terry Duncan 1 Class $38 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 37103 M De 10 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Computers: MS Excel Beginner

Using Office 2007, you are introduced to the basic function of Excel including creating formula and function, financial reports, formatting and merging documents. Familiarity with Windows is recommended. Instructor: Terry Duncan 2 Classes $66 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 37105 Tu, Th Oct 16-Oct 18 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Computers: MS Excel Intermediate

Using Office 2007, take your knowledge of Excel to the next level. Learn new tips and tricks, auto filtering, conditional formatting, pivot tables and other practical applications, Goal Seek and Scenario Manager. Instructor: Marty Gaffney 2 Classes $60 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 37106 Tu, Th Nov 6-Nov 8 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Computers: MS Office

Develop basic skills in the widely used Office 2007 program. Word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and email applications are all covered with related exercises to expose students to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and their many uses. Instructor: Terry Duncan 4 Classes $115 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 37107 M, W Oct 15-Oct 24 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Computers: MS PowerPoint

Using Office 2007, develop the basic skills for using Powerpoint – a computerized presentation program involving text, data, graphics, sound and animation. Students will be able to produce a short presentation by the end of the course. Instructor: Marty Gaffney 1 Class $45 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 37108 Tu Nov 20 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Computers: MS Publisher

Produce professional looking publications such as newsletters, brochures, flyers, business cards, letterhead, banners, signs & greeting cards. Move beyond plain documents, and impress family, friends and customers in this brief introduction of MS Publisher. Basic computer knowledge is required. Instructor: Marty Gaffney 1 Class $45 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 37109 Th Nov 22 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Computers: MS Word - Intermediate/Advanced

Using Office 2007, experience the main MS Word features. Create business letters and a newsletter/poster, while learning to use font (text), formatting, bullets, numbering clipart, WordArt and text enhancements. Learn about document set-up and printing, saving files, retrieving files and editing existing documents. Instructor: Marty Gaffney 2 Classes $60 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 37111 Tu, Th Nov 27-Nov 29 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Computers: MS Word Beginner

Using Office 2007 this class provides an opportunity to experience the main Word features. Create business letters, newspapers, posters, etc. with clip art, Word Art and text enhancements. Also included in this class is document setup and printing, saving, retrieving files and editing. Instructor: Marty Gaffney 2 Classes $60 ORC Youth Centre 37112 Tu, Th Sep 25-Sep 27 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Computers: Photo Editing

Photo editing software allows you to be a magician when it comes to manipulating photographs. You’ll be shown free or trial versions of software like Paintshop Pro, PhotoPlus, Reimage and even Photoshop. Experiment with tools like lasso, clone and regenerate. Instructor: Terry Duncan 2 Classes $66 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 37113 M, W Nov 19-Nov 21 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

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Adult Fine Arts & Creativity Card Making Workshop

Fine Arts and Creativity Abstract Painting (for Confident Beginners) with Arlene Westen-Evans

Using acrylic as a medium because of its quick drying time, students learn different approaches to conveying meaning in a non-representational manner. By using an image as a reference or ‘point of departure’, students quickly develop confidence in their creative potential. Students provide their own supplies; list available at registration. 6 Classes $120 Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) 37054 W Nov 7-Dec 12 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

An Introduction to Acrylic Painting with Arlene Westen-Evans

Have fun and gain confidence while developing your creative potential. With an emphasis on freedom and playfulness, learn the language of painting and discover how colour, line and composition can bring life to a canvas. Students provide their own supplies; list available at registration. 8 Classes $160 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 37062 M Sep 10-Nov 5 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

An Introduction to Playwriting

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Join professional comedy playwright Caroline Russell-King, as you discover your playwriting chops. Pull out your idea file or your scribbles and come learn the craft of playwriting. Discover the secrets of professional writing and what it takes to get from page to stage! For more information on Caroline - www.carolinerussellking.com 10 Classes $185 T.B.A. 37986 Tu Oct 2-Dec 4 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Art 101 For Adults with Arlene Westen-Evans

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Do you marvel at the weekly art assignments that your teens bring home from school? Do you ever say to yourself, ‘we never got to do any of that fun stuff when we were in school?’ If so, you might enjoy this 13-week, curriculum-based program that teaches the fundamentals of art and proves you are never too old to be a beginner. Kits to be purchased from instructor. 13 Classes $260 Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) 37990 M Sep 10-Dec 17 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

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Looking for that perfect card can be hard. Why not try your hand at creating cards for those special occasions. Join Erika Taylor in this fun-filled workshop where you create fabulous cards while learning some wonderful techniques along the way. You’ll never have to buy a card again! Card kits to be purchased from instructor. Instructor: Erika Taylor. All Occasion

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Christmas Card Workshop

Don’t Think, Just Paint! with Arlene Westen-Evans

The beauty and lure of painting is that anyone can do it! The emphasis is about investigating the materiality of paint in a stress-free environment. By simply ‘pushing paint around’ one learns what it is they like or dislike; what works and what doesn’t. Students provide their own supplies; list available at registration. 6 Classes $120 Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) 37143 Tu Sep 11-Oct 16 6:30 pm-9:00 pm 37144 Tu Oct 30-Dec 4 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Drawing on the Power of Creativity

Instructor Robin Thibodeau starts with the basics of drawing perfect circles, straight lines, shading, highlighting and texturing efficiently and creating the illusion of perspectives. Portraiture, drawing people and animals from photos will follow. Supply list available at time of registration. 12 Classes $200 Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) 37148 Tu Sep 25-Dec 11 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Express Yourself Through Art Journals

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Words don’t always come easy, so why not try Art Journaling. Come join Erika Taylor and learn how to journal through art. Using different mediums, techniques and supplies, you’ll enjoy letting go and creating from the heart. Expressing yourself has never been more colourful and fun. Supply list available at registration. Instructor: Erika Taylor. 8 Classes $75 ORC Lecture Room 38007 M Oct 15-Dec 17 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

I Wanna Be a Writer

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Come learn what it takes to be a fiction writer. We’ll explore the basics of fiction from the ground up. We’ll write, workshop and discuss our way through this informal and fun introduction to the art of storytelling. Lee Kvern is the award-winning Okotoks author of short stories and novels. www.leekvern.com 8 Classes $185 ORC Youth Centre 37984 W Oct 3-Nov 21 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

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Adult Fine Arts & Creativity Introduction to Felt Making

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Come explore the ancient art of felt making. Use wet felting and needle felting techniques to create beautiful felted wool projects. Complete four projects over the course: a felted merino wool scarf, a delicate nuno scarf (silk chiffon and merino wool), a hat or vessel, and a needle felted sculpture or art piece. Supplies to be purchased from the instructor. Instructor: Sydney Lemphers. 4 Classes $75 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 38438 Tu Oct 16-Nov 6 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Jewellery Making - Byzantine Chain

This beginner level chain is one of the most popular weaves with an intriguing textural design. It is a simple, yet impressive chain. Clasps will then be twisted wire or forged. Kits are purchased from instructor and are copper based or sterling silver ($20-$100 depending on metal and length). 1 Class $40 ORC Lecture Room 38036 Sa Oct 20 9:30 am-1:30 pm

Scrapbooking Made Easy

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Want to learn how to preserve those precious memories through Scrapbooking? This class is for you! Join Erika Taylor and learn how to create beautiful layouts with ideas that will have your friends talking about the beauty of your scrapbook albums. From shabby chic to grunge and everything in between. Kits to be purchased from instructor. Instructor: Erika Taylor. 8 Classes $75 T.B.A. 38010 W Oct 17-Dec 5 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Singing is for Everyone

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Jewellery Making - Helms Chain

Learn simple songs and chants from many world traditions. Singing is the most natural way to express yourself, connect with community, and have fun. Relieve stress and relax your body after a busy day! If you like singing and need a place to do it, or you want to sing and are scared to try, please join us--there are no wrong notes! Instructor: Pamela Alexander 1 Class $30 Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) 38045 Th Oct 4 7:00 pm-9:00 pm 38046 Th Dec 6 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Jewellery Making - 1/2 Persian Chain

The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. Playwright Caroline Russell-King will lead you through the 12 steps to creating provocative and inspiring work and personal artistic success whether you are a poet, playwright, prose writer or visual artist. For more information on Caroline www.carolinerussellking.com 13 Classes $225 T.B.A. 37988 Th Sep 20-Dec 13 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Also known as Parallel, it features rings that aren’t linked through each other, but are locked in place by the surrounding rings. This is a beginner level chain and students can complete a single chain or, can link multiple together to create an intricate cuff bracelet. Students have a choice of purchasing a copper based kit or sterling silver ($20$100 depending on metal and length). 1 Class $40 ORC Lecture Room 38038 Sa Nov 24 9:30 am-1:30 pm

In this class, you learn Persian 3-in-1; but if time allows, students can progress to the denser version: Persian 4-in-1. These weaves are absolutely stunning and make particularly good bracelets for both men and women. Students have a choice of purchasing a copper based kit or sterling silver ($20-$100 depending on metal and length). 1 Class $40 T.B.A. 38039 Sa Oct 6 9:30 am-1:30 pm

The Artist’s Way NEW (based on the book by Julia Cameron)

Jewellery Making - Captive Inverted Round

By itself this beginner chain is not terribly stable; however, by inserting rings inside this weave you achieve stability as well as aesthetics. Just about anything that fits in between can be used, such as beads. Bring ideas to class! Students have a choice of purchasing a copper based kit or sterling silver ($20-$100 depending on metal and length). 1 Class $40 ORC Lecture Room 38040 Sa Dec 15 9:30 am-1:30 pm

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Adult Culture Art & History Programs ART.ATTACK @ Okotoks Art Gallery ART.ATTACK@OAG is a monthly event for adults and seniors from 18 to 108. No art experience is required, only a spirit of adventure. Bring your inner child for a play-date with art materials that will relate to the current exhibitions in the galleries. Online Registration: netreg.okotoks.ca

Tour & Talk with the Artist

Jan Kabatoff will discuss her multi-media exhibition: “Ice Flows and Sound Retreats.” Jan’s project addresses the issues of climate change and the rapid rate of glacial melt. 1 Class $10.00 Okotoks Art Gallery @ the Station 38091 Sa Sep 15 2:00 to 3:30 pm

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Adults & Seniors – join us in the studio upstairs for a knitting circle. Create hats, mitts or scarves for OAG’s Tree of Warmth. You are welcome to donate wool or bring a favourite pattern. FREE, but online registration required. 1 Class FREE Okotoks Art Gallery @ the Station 38093 W Oct 17 7:00 to 9:00 pm

An Evening to Crow About

Artists, Penny Corradine and Natalie Kurzuk will take you on a gallery walkabout, discussing various aspects of “Counting Crows” by four Alberta artists. This will be followed by mini demonstrations on photo transfer, mixed media, and other painting processes. Participants will have the opportunity to try some of these techniques. 1 Class $10.00 Okotoks Art Gallery @ the Station 38094 W Nov 14 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Cultural Events Upcoming Events

Alberta Culture Days

September 28 to 30 Alberta Culture Days began in 2008 as Alberta Arts Day, a oneday event to recognize the value of Alberta’s arts and cultural communities. Since then, it has expanded into a vibrant, three day, province-wide celebration that has helped inspire the creation of Culture Days - a pan-Canadian movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. In 2011 thousands of Albertans discovered, experienced and celebrated our heritage, cultural diversity and provincial pride through 1,046 events in 93 communities. Alberta Culture Days 2012, will continue to showcase the province’s arts, multicultural, heritage and non-profit/voluntary organizations; creative industries and individual artists, while encouraging all Albertans to discover the important contributions of culture to a prosperous, vibrant society. Check out www.okotoksculture.ca to see what is happening in Okotoks for this year’s Alberta Culture Days!!

Olde Towne Country Fair

Knit a Bit

Saturday, September 1 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm The annual fair is a jam-packed day of fun throughout Olde Towne Okotoks. During the afternoon, our parking lot will feature oldfashioned carnival games like ring toss, cream can ball toss and cow chipping (but not with the real thing!). Check out the petting zoo and be sure to turn the crank to make and taste some home-made ice cream.

Okotoks Ghost Walk

October 28 to 30 Discover the eerie history of Okotoks and what could be lurking downtown after dark during the second annual Okotoks Ghost Walk, presented by the Okotoks Museum and Archives and the Okotoks and District Historical Society. Pre-booking is required as tickets are limited. For tickets call 403.938.3204. Recommended minimum age is 13.

Girls’ Night Out! @ OAG

Saturday, November 3 | 7:00 to 10:00 pm Tickets $20 +GST (limited tickets available) | Cash bar Ebony and ivory – black and white. There’s no other combination more sophisticated, so pick out your favourite black and white outfit and dress to impress! Food, drink and pampering, just for the girls!

Light Up Okotoks

Friday, November 16 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm The start of the Christmas season kicks off in Okotoks in spectacular fashion with a full evening of activities.The museum welcomes visitors to tour its Old-Fashioned Christmas exhibit and children can create a craft in the third-floor attic. The art gallery will have gingerbread cookie decorating and hot chocolate to warm you up!

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Family Culture Art & History Programs OKAY.CLUB @ Okotoks Art Gallery OKAY.CLUB@OAG is a monthly program at the art gallery from September to June for ages 6 to 12 (ages may vary depending on program). Youngsters can be dropped off or adults are welcome to stay and join in. Each program is based on a current gallery exhibit and is often facilitated by an artist on display. A brief tour is followed by a hands-on activity in the studio. Online Registration: netreg.okotoks.ca

Ice Flows and Sound Retreats

Take a journey through “Ice Flows and Sound Retreats” in the large gallery. This multi-media presentation by Jan Kabatoff was 4 years in the making and involved trekking to seven glaciers on three continents. Program includes a hands-on painting activity in the studio. 1 Class $7.00 Station Cultural Centre Studio 38087 Sa Sep 8 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Sittin’ Knittin’ in the Cemetery

Tour Robin Read’s “Monuments of Stone” and take part in our knitting circle to make warm scarves, hats or mitts for OAG’s Tree of Warmth. Open to all ages. You are welcome to donate wool and bring a favourite pattern. FREE, but online registration required. 1 Class FREE Station Cultural Centre Studio 38088 Sa Oct 27 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Myths And Omens of the Big, Black Birds

Join Penny Corradine and Natalie Kurzak for a tour of “Counting Crows” by four Alberta artists, followed by ‘Myths and Legends of Crows and Ravens’ with Penny and hands-on drawing/painting your interpretations from a crow or raven legend. 1 Class $7.00 Station Cultural Centre Studio 38089 Sa Nov 10 1:30 to 3:00 pm

ADVENTURES @ Okotoks Museum & Archives The ADVENTURES@OMA Club is a creative way for families with children ages 6 to 12 to explore the history of Okotoks (ages vary for some programs).Youngsters can be dropped off or adults can join in for a family-fun event. This program is offered one Saturday per month from September to June. Online Registration: netreg.okotoks.ca

The Art of Making Bobbin Lace

For ages 10 to 100 - Anna Stolcova, member of the Heritage Weavers and Spinners Guild, will introduce this heritage craft that evolved from braid-making in the 16th century. 1 Class $7.00 Heritage House In the Attic 38095 Sa Sep 22 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Halloween Shenanigans

Learn about the history of Halloween and hear tales about some of the pranks from the past in Okotoks. Program includes seasonal crafts in the attic. 1 Class $7.00 Heritage House In the Attic 38096 Sa Oct 20 1:30 to 3:00 pm

A Pioneer Christmas

Whatever did they do before tinsel and tree lights, online shopping and Butterball turkeys? Learn where some of our traditions come from and take part in some simple Christmas crafts from the past. 1 Class $7.00 Heritage House In the Attic 38097 Sa Nov 24 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Spirit of Christmas

Beginning December 7, OAG will be filled with the ‘Spirit of Christmas’. All ages are invited to learn how to knit simple tree ornaments. Take them home for your tree or make as special gifts. 1 Class $7.00 Station Cultural Centre Studio 38090 Sa Dec 8 1:30 to 3:00 pm

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Culture Education Programs Overview Education Programs are curriculum-based and designed for various grade levels. Most run 1.5 to 2 hours and are available for area schools and home school groups. Fees are $50 per group (plus GST), maximum 25 students. A Fee Subsidy is available through the generous support of FIRST CALGARY FINANCIAL and can be applied towards transportations costs and/or program fees. Subsidies are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact the Education Program Specialist for further information: culture@okotoks.ca Ask us to email you a program booklet.

...at the Okotoks Museum & Archives Museum Programs are based on the history of Okotoks and area and connect to curriculums in K to Grade 6 Social Studies, English Language Arts, Fine Art and some Science: • K to Grade One My Community • Grade Two Okotoks: A Prairie Community Changes Over Time • Grade Three Prairie Farm Family – Quality of Life, Early 1900s • Grade Four Okotoks, In the Beginning • Grade Five Okotoks: The Land, Histories & Stories General Interest Heritage Programs for all grades include: • Heritage Walking Tour • Toys Over Time • Life of a Pioneer Wife • From Rivers to Rocks: Significant Landmarks in My Community. Seasonal Programs include: • Halloween Hi Jinks – History of Halloween in Okotoks • Christmas Past in Okotoks – K through Grade 3 and Grades 4 through 6

...at the Okotoks Art Gallery Art Programs connect gallery exhibitions with art education concepts in elementary, junior high and high school and include a hands-on component in the art studio. Exhibitions change approximately every 5 to 6 weeks. Note: There is no fee to bring your class or group for a self-guided tour of any exhibition, but calling to book ahead is advised.

Brownies, Guides, Cubs & Scouts Badge Programs Art and Heritage Badge Programs are available for all ages, in all levels, of the Scout and Girl Guide programs. Leaders can email culture@ okotoks.ca for more information or call 403.938.8969.

Booking a School Program Programs must be booked at least two weeks in advance Call 403.938.8969 Email: culture@okotoks.ca.

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Visual Arts Art Gallery Exhibits & Events Okotoks Art Gallery at the Station (OAG) 53 North Railway Street Phone: 403-938-3204 culture@okotoks.ca www.okotoksculture.ca Find us on facebook! Okotoks Culture

Fall hours: Tue – Sat 10am-5pm Closed Sun, Mon, & holidays

On Exhibit At The OAG Ice Flows and Sound Retreats | Jan Kabatoff

September 7 to October 21 | Both Galleries Glaciers make up 10 per cent of the earth’s mass and serve as storage for 75 per cent of the earth’s fresh water. This multi-media exhibition addresses the issue of climate change and the rapid rate of glacial melt. This whole project has been four years in the making and involved trekking to seven glaciers on three continents. It is endorsed by the United Nations Water for Life Decade (2010-2015) and supported by the University of Calgary Environmental Sciences and the Geological Survey of Canada in Ottawa. Opening Reception: Friday, September 7 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Wine sponsored by the Okotoks Arts Council

Counting Crows | Penny Corradine, Natalie Kurzuk, Kathryn Manry and Pam Weber

October 26 to December 2 | Large Gallery As a species, the crow is capable of evoking a strong response in people – from delight to hostility. Yet we are universally fascinated by their antics, their social behaviour and their persona in our myths and stories. Each of these four artists brings to this project their individual references and influences, which results in four very different, individual approaches to the subject of crows. Among the artists’ work, the focus shifts between an ornithological, a sociological, a mythological, a playful and even sometimes a humorous interpretation of these big black birds. Opening Reception: Friday, October 26 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Monuments of Stone | Robin Read

October 26 to December 2 | Small Gallery “Monuments of Stone” is a series of photographs of cemetery monuments and tomb sculptures, taken over a period of 5 years, from Pere Lachaise, Montmartre and Montparnasse cemeteries in Paris, France. The dramatic poses of these life-like and haunting sculptures are a reflection of the romantic view towards death that was prevalent in late 19th century Europe. Over time the sculptures have been severely weathered by smog and the elements to a streaked and pitted finish which only seems to enhance the sadness they represent. The black and white photographs are the artist’s response to the strong expression of grief and loss the sculptures evoke, as well as the history and stories they tell. Not only are the sculptures memorials to death, they are also works of art.

Spirit of Christmas | OAG local artists

December 7 to December 22 | Both Galleries During the month of December, the Okotoks Art Gallery will be transformed into the Spirit of Christmas, your best choice for holiday gift shopping, with gifts all crafted by local artisans. The Spirit of Christmas showcases one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments, jewellery, cards, and the walls will be filled with original local artwork for sale. Everything in this holiday showcase will be priced under $200.

The Tree of Warmth | November 16 to December 22

Share the warmth this holiday season with our Tree of Warmth. Starting on the Light Up Okotoks weekend, you can bring in your new scarves, gloves, and toques to the Okotoks Art Gallery to decorate our Tree of Warmth. All of the items collected will be donated to local and regional charities.

Okotoks Art Around Town The Okotoks Art Gallery is now accepting applications for both Art in the Hall locations for 2013 exhibits. For more information on how you can exhibit at either location please call the gallery at 403.938.3204.

Municipal Centre, 5 Elizabeth Street

This program provides an opportunity for artists to show and sell their work over a two-month period in the concourse of the Okotoks Municipal Centre. For the fall we have: September & October | Cheryl Taylor, artwork from the “100 Kilometer Art Project 2010 - Present” along with work by Out Of the Blue Artworks students. November & December | Okotoks Museum and Archives ‘We Remember’ and Janifer Calvez shares her connection to nature and the magical moments of life.

Okotoks Recreation Centre, 99 Okotoks Drive

This new space for local artists is above the entrance to the Piper Arena. September & October | Out of the Blue art studio students, works created by students Gr. 1 - 12 from the Out of the Blue Artworks Studio. November & December | Marg Smith, a local artist who loves to paint and started in watercolours, then transferred to acrylics and now enjoys oils.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 26 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Performing Arts Concert Series at the Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) Calgary Philharmonic in Okotoks

Upcoming Events For tickets or information please visit the Okotoks Art Gallery at 53 North Railway Street or call 403.938.3204. Produced in partnership with the Okotoks Arts Council and located at 3 Elma Street.

Rafael Hoekman

Sunday, September 16 | 3:00pm Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Cellist, Rafael Hoekman, returns to RPAC for a second concert, featuring the cello suites by J.S. Bach. Hoekman is recognized as one of Canada’s most versatile cellists, finding success as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher.

Brett Gunther

Sunday, October 14 | 3:00pm After playing the 2011 Western Chic event at the gallery, we are excited to welcome back Brett Gunther - Artistic Director of the Classical Guitar Society of Calgary. This family-friendly concert will see his return to Okotoks to thrill audiences with brilliant guitar.

Sunday, December 2 | 3:00pm Small CPO ensembles perform live for children, families and seniors, reaching out to all communities in and around Calgary. And audience members have the opportunity to learn about the composers, the instruments and the musicians during a question and answer period.

Lunch at Allen’s

Sunday, December 9 | 7:00 pm Tickets $40 +GST Lunch At Allen’s is an extraordinary musical revue by internationally renowned artists, Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan, and Ian Thomas who perform together as a band. This stage show is an intimate and humorous performance by some of Canada’s finest individual performers. It all began as a regular get together at Allen’s Pub & restaurant on The Danforth in Toronto with Canadian music icon Murray McLauchlan and old friends Ian Thomas and Marc Jordan. After adding the voice of Cindy Church, a “Lunch at Allen’s” turned into an outstanding band performing some of Canada’s (and the world’s) most enjoyed songs from each of these songwriters’ impressive catalogues.

History

Okotoks Museum and Archives (OMA) Fall hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am -5pm Closed Sunday, Monday, and holidays

Museum & Archives Archives Week

On Exhibit Along the Sheep River: Stories of Okotoks

Permanent Exhibit This permanent exhibit explores Okotoks’ special landscape, compelling characters, and bright future. Set within the renovated walls of Heritage House, visitors will discover what it truly means to be an Okotokian. Photos and artifacts help bring to life the stories of the town’s rich natural and cultural heritage. Connect to Okotoks’ cultural community and discover some of the fascinating people who have helped make Okotoks the dynamic town it is today. ‘Listen’ for some new additions to the exhibits this fall. We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Alberta Museums Association, which has allowed us to enhance visitors’ experiences at the museum.

100 Years of Gas

September 1 to September 30 | Temporary exhibit Okotoks was one of the first eight communities in Alberta to connect to natural gas in 1912. What a difference that made in the lives of our residents. This exhibit celebrates 100 years of gas in Okotoks and also links to the Atco Gas celebration entitled “Our 100 Days of Summer Centennial Tour.”The tour will be in Okotoks at the Foothills Centennial Centre Friday, September 7 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, featuring Atco Energy Theatre’s production of He’s Got the Pipes! at 6:00 pm, a barbecue, Atco Blue Flame Kitchen and the Atco Energy Sense Education Mobile.

October 1 to October 6 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm This year’s provincial theme is “Archives and the Creative Process”. The museum will be celebrating Alberta Archives Week by displaying some of the unique items that highlight this theme. Okotoks residents were a creative bunch, from playing in the 1906 community band to writing poetry. The exhibit will feature photographs as well as early artwork, hand-made cards, and beautifully illustrated autograph albums.

We Remember

November 1 to November 30 | Temporary exhibit This exhibit honours the men and women from the Okotoks district who served in the First and Second World Wars and also acknowledges the efforts made by those who remained on the home front.

An Old-Fashioned Christmas

November 16 to December 22 | Temporary exhibit Celebrate the season with an old-fashioned Christmas at the museum. This exhibit will feature the traditions and stories of how early Christmases were celebrated in Okotoks.

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Public Library 7 Riverside Drive W, Okotoks, AB, T1S 1A6 Tel: 403-938-2220, Fax: 403-938-4317 Website: www.okotokslibrary.ca Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter: #okotokslibrary For general information please see the website or phone the library NEW!! Hours of Operation (Sept to June): Mon-Thurs, 9:30am-8:30pm Fri-Sat 10am-5pm Sun 1-5pm **Closed all stat holidays and Sundays in July & August

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Pajama Day at OPL

Join us at the library on Monday, November 12th for a whole day filled with bedtime fun. Book displays, refreshments & more will be part of this sleepy celebration.

Pajama Tales

Snuggle into your jammies, bring your pillow and blankie down to the library for a drop-in storytime with Melissa. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Nov 12 4:00 – 4:30 PM Juvenile Movie Time (Ages 6 – 12) – Title to be announced

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Okotoks Public Library 4:00 –5:30 PM

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No Cost M Nov 12

Okotoks Public Library 6:00 –8:00 PM

Teen Movie Time (Ages 13 – 17) – Title to be announced

Program Registration By phone: 403-938-2220 or in person at the library Registration procedures for all Preschool, Juvenile and Teen programs registered through the Okotoks Public Library: Priority registration will be given to those with a current library account within the Marigold Library System. Program fees, if applicable, must be paid at time of registration. For complete program listings please see our website at www.okotokslibrary.ca

ADULT PROGRAMS - General Interest An Evening with the Eagle 100.9 FM

Join local radio personality Troy Laboucane and friends as they share personal stories and let you know what it’s really like working at a small town radio station. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Oct 29 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Marlin Travel Talks – We’ll Get You There!!!

Events AHSFA Artworks on Display

Alberta High School of Fine Arts students will have some of their performance and visual artwork on display at the library during the duration of Alberta Culture Days. Featured will be graphite drawings, paintings, sculptures, choral, dance and the performing arts programs. No Cost Okotoks Public Library F, Sa & Su Sep 28 – 30

................................ Parade of Authors

In celebration of Canadian Library Month, join some of Okotoks’ own writers as they share their stories. Refreshments, prizes, and fun for the whole family. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Sa Oct 20 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

................................ Family Gingerbread Creation

Bring your family to the library to decorate your own gingerbread creation. Some candy will be provided, but you might want to bring some of your own as well! Drinks and cookies will be served. Limited space. Fee must be paid at time of registration. No refunds. 1 Class $15/family Okotoks Public Library Sa Dec 15 10:30 – 11:30 AM

................................ Stories with Santa (All Ages)

Stop into the library to listen as Santa shares some of his favourite Christmas stories. Drop-in. 1 Class No cost Okotoks Public Library Sa Dec 1 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Get the advice from industry experts before your next vacation. Join Marlin Travel at the library for free monthly presentations.

Discover Australia and New Zealand: Collette Vacation

Join Ryan with Collette together with Marlin Travel to find out more about Australia, New Zealand, and an extension into Fiji. Donna Wright will be escorting an Outback to Glacier Tour April 04-23, 2013. This talk will highlight the Highlights, Great Barrier Reef, and Sydney Opera house, Ayers Rocks, to New Zealand to experience the Maori Culture and explore Queenstown. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Sep 13 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Europe River Cruising: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise

Curious about the fastest growing travel trend? Come and join our expert John of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises and Marlin Travel to show you a new way to see the Old World. Unpack your bags once and settle into your luxurious 5 star floating boutique hotel. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Oct 11 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Experience Europe: Trafalgar Tours

Join Marlin travel and our Trafalgar travel expert Ned for an amazing insight into the insiders’ view of Europe and be the first to learn what’s New and Hot in Europe this year. We will have a special focus on Italy and the United Kingdom. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Nov 13 7:00 – 8:00 PM

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Get Fit – Stay Fit

NFB Film Club With free screenings, the NFB Film Club is your connection to the best in Canadian documentary. Drop-in. See website for movie synopsis.

Wiebo’s War (2011, 93 min) 1 Class

No Cost W Sep 5

Okotoks Public Library 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2011, 98 min) 1 Class

No Cost W Oct 3

Okotoks Public Library 6:30 – 8:00 PM

The Boxing Girls of Kabul (2012, 52 min) 1 Class

No Cost M Nov 5

Okotoks Public Library 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Sessions facilitated by Andrew Gustafson, Natural High Fitness & Athletics Inc. Natural High CrossFit Inc.

Metabolic Typing

One man’s food is another’s poison, but how do we know which foods are good for us and which aren’t? And why is it that one diet plan works for some people but not for others? The answer to these queries lies in our genetic and biochemical individuality. In this session Andrew will explain a simple system for addressing these individualities and get on the right individual track to better nutrition success. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Sep 18 6:30 – 8:00 PM OR Tu Dec 4 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Exercise for Weight Loss

ADULT PROGRAMS - Health & Wellness Allergy Readiness Seminar Series

Connie Greenshields is a pharmacist at No Frills, Certified Asthma Educator, and trainer with the Asthma / Allergy Information Association. She is also the mother of a 12 year old with serious food allergies.

Allergy Emergencies! Do you know what to do?

This workshop is for anyone who supervises those at risk for anaphylaxis (coaches, bus drivers, daycare providers, teachers, youth leaders etc.). Emphasis will be on how to recognize symptoms of anaphylaxis, and what to do if it happens. Epinephrine auto-injector training devices will be available for hands-on practice. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Sep 6 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Navigating School with a Food-Allergic Child

Do you have a child with a serious food allergy? Are you uncertain how to handle the allergy at school? Come to this forum, where we will be discussing best practices as per the consensus guidelines “Anaphylaxis in Schools and Other Settings”. Hands-on practice with training devices will be provided. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Sep 13 6:30 – 8:00 PM

A Taste of Meditation

Workshop facilitated by Jan Sponiar - www.livingtaichi.ca

This workshop will introduce participants to a simple yet effective way of quieting the mind from inner chatter. Everybody will have the chance to follow 3 different guided meditations and also to ask questions. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library F Sep 14 10:00 – 11:00 AM

................................ End Your Back Pain

Discover fast and effective solutions to help overcome your muscle stress, tension and pain. Classes facilitated by Massage Therapist Jason Barlow. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Sep 26, Oct 24, Nov 21 or Dec 12 7:15 – 8:00 PM

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The exercise industry is heavily influenced by many commercial biases and as a result there is great confusion around what exercises may be most effective for weight loss. In this presentation Andrew will break down the real science of the impact of exercise on weight loss so participants can have confidence that their routines are working towards real results. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Oct 16 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Nutrition 101

The basics of food and nutrition often seem complex and confusing. This does not need to be the case. Join Andrew in this lively discussion on what the real basics of good nutrition are. Discussions will include macro and micro nutrients, food intolerance and the basics of good digestion. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Nov 22 6:30 – 8:00 PM

................................ Healing Aspects of Tai Chi

Presented by Jane Sponiar, MSc. Kinesiology, author of Living Tai Chi program and DVD (www.livingtaichi.ca)

Look beyond the simple moves of Tai Chi and get inspired to take the flow, balance, and peacefulness into your daily life. Learn about the benefits of this gentle art and discover if this is something you would like to incorporate into your daily routine. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Sep 5 12:00 – 1:00 PM

................................ Heartistry - The Art/Spirit Connection Session presented by Arlene Westen Evans, http://aweinspiredcreativity.com

Art and imagination plays a huge role in personal development, selfesteem, stress-reduction and well-being. Honouring your individual creativity can lead to greater self-awareness and an enriched life. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Sep 19 7:00 – 8:00 PM

................................ Help Yourself Health Series The Key to Healthy Living

Debunk some myths of healthy eating. Get examples of daily diet plans and discover how to consistently eat healthily. Learn how to read the nutritional information on food labels. All this and more will be explained in this free seminar. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Oct 9 6:30 – 8:00 PM

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Public Library Positive Self-Talk

This short seminar will focus on how the human brain processes language and creates schema’s for our own success or failure. What is positive self-talk and strategies for implementation will all be discussed and explored. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Oct 23 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Self-Hypnosis

This interactive lesson will allow students to experience hypnosis and will teach how to enter a state of hypnosis on their own. Learn how to use this state of hypnosis to improve their lives and to harness the power of their own subconscious mind for relaxation, and the management of stress, sleep, and anxiety. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Nov 6 6:30 – 8:00 PM

................................ I Am Not Broken: an informative evening about VBAC’s

Vaginal Birth After C/section. DVD presentation from the makers of More Business of Being Born followed by a Q& A period with Twila Collyer, certified Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator and retired labour and delivery nurse. 75% of attempted VBAC’s are successful. You owe it to yourself and your baby to try again. Know your options. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Sep 25 6:00 – 8:00 PM

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“Ladies, You’re Not Alone when it comes to Bowel and Bladder Control”

Seminar presented by Leona Ham B.Sc.PT, CATC, AFCI, UI&PFM Reeducation 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Oct 10 7:00 – 8:00 PM

................................ An Introduction to Sexuality and Disability with Children and Youth???

Presenter: Heather Cobb, B.Sc., PGCE of Sexual and Reproductive Health, Alberta Health Services

Discussing sexuality with children and youth who have disabilities can be challenging. This session will explore topics such as puberty and sexual development, boundaries and developing healthy relationships. Participants will have the opportunity to learn tools and strategies to increase comfort when talking and teaching about human sexuality. Participants can register at http://fcrc.albertahealthservices.ca/ces.php. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Nov 5 6:30 – 8:00 PM

ADULT PROGRAMS - Literacy Book Club Discussion with Author Lee Kvern

Join us for an evening book club discussion of The Matter of Sylvie by Okotoks author, Lee Kvern. The Matter of Sylvie was nominated for the 2011 Alberta Book Awards and the Ottawa Relit Prize. Book Club questions available at library. www.leekvern.com 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Sep 11 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Presenter- Gail Parkins RSW MSc

Getting Past Your Past - An Introduction to EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

This science-validated therapy allows individuals to overcome the lingering effects of past negative experiences, whether they be large or small life traumas. The depth and speed of emotional healing is often surprising. 1Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Oct 4 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Moving Forward - Using EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Do you sometimes feel blocked in your efforts to attain your goals and improve your effectiveness? EMDR is a therapy that is used to remove blockages that hinder success in sports, acting and the workplace and to enhance performance. 1Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Oct 30 7:00– 8:00 PM

................................ “PhysioFit for Moms - A Leader in Women’s Core Fitness presents - A Physiotherapists Perspective on Women’s Core Fitness”

“Returning to Exercise After Baby - What You Need to Know”

Seminar presented by Physiotherapist Lana Brady B.Sc.Hon., M.Sc., B.Sc.PT, MCPA 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Sep 12 7:00 – 8:00 PM

ADULT PROGRAMS - Book Clubs Pages Book Club

Pages Books Club is looking for new members. The group meets here at the library the second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Contact Andrea at 403-938-1098 for more information.

................................ Okotoks Evening Readers This evening book club always welcomes new members. The group will meet here at the library the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Contact Kristine at 403-995-4333 for more information.

ADULT PROGRAMS - Parenting An Introduction to Simplicity Parenting

Presenter: Dulcie Gretton M.Ed, Simplicity Parenting Group Leader©, PCI Certified Parent Coach®

Join the slow parenting movement and learn ways to simplify and slow down your home environment, create predictable and connecting rhythms, simplify your child’s weekly schedule and find out the benefits to your child of filtering out the adult world. This presentation will provide an overview of a 7 session workshop series based on the book, Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne. 1Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Sep 27 6:45 – 8:15 PM

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Infant Sleep- What is Normal?!

This class is geared towards parents of babies 4 to 12 months of age. Learn about healthy infant sleep habits, routines and self-soothing and things to consider when wanting to change sleep habits. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Dec 6 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Let’s Talk: Early Speech & Language Development

Have questions about your child’s speech & language development? Learn about the “ages and stages” of early speech and language development; how to make the most of this important time together; hearing and ear infections; and practical ways to encourage learning during play and daily routines! Led by an AHS speech language pathologist for parents of children birth-5 years of age. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Nov 20 6:00 – 8:00 PM

................................ Parent/Teen Conflict and Communication Skills Workshops facilitated by Tanya Hansen, Masters Counselling.

This seminar will focus on the issues that cause conflict between teenagers and one or both of their parents especially when their parents are going through a divorce or separation. The focus will be on improving communication skills. Communication exercises will be discussed with the hope that the family will be able to use some of the tools to improve overall communication and reduce conflict. 1Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Sep 24 6:30 – 8:00 PM

................................ Terrific Toddlers (Ages 1-3 years)

Terrific Toddlers is a well-respected parenting program that has been offered in the Okotoks area for about 5 years. The toddler years can be terrific and a time of great joy, but there can be many concerns and problems that come up.This program will help families work with their toddler to overcome some of the most common concerns. Parents can choose whether they want to attend one session or all three. The toddler classes are parent only (no childcare, babies are welcome).

Toddler Sleep

70% of children have trouble falling asleep and/or resist going to bed. Learn what you can do to help your toddler get a good night’s sleep; explore the most common sleep concerns and why they may be occurring for your toddler. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Oct 25 6:00 – 8:00 PM

ADULT PROGRAMS - Self-Improvement Advice from “the Mortgage Navigator”

Charlotte Lammerhirt “The Mortgage Navigator” is a licensed Mortgage Associate with Axiom Mortgage Solutions. With over 13 years in the financial services industry, she loves to assist Albertans with their mortgage needs.

Mortgages Decoded

HELOC, amortization, IAD, equity, CMHC – these are all words used in today’s mortgage industry. Many Canadians sign the dotted line without fully understanding the terms and conditions of their mortgage. Join Charlotte to find out what they all mean and how you can save money. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Sep 17 7 – 8:00 PM

First Time Home Buyers’ Boot Camp

Real estate is one way to make your fortune. This seminar is a must if you are thinking about purchasing. Charlotte will help you learn how to get approved, typical costs and how to avoid mistakes. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Oct 22 7 – 8:00 PM

Mortgages for the Real Estate Investor

Real estate is how Trump made his billions. Learn the steps involved in qualifying and purchasing your first revenue property. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Nov 19 OR Dec 10 7 – 8:00 PM

................................ Alternative Investment Strategies

Hosted by Wayne Madsen: Madsen and Company and Portfolio Strategies Inc. Each week there will be Alternative opportunities presented and specialists to discuss details.

For “Eligible” investors, the importance of having investments in your portfolio that do not correlate to markets therefore reducing volatility and diversifying risk. We will discuss investing in minerals, energy, mortgages, real estate and tax reducing flow through opportunities as well as leveraging. Whether saving for future or planning income now, this will be an interesting and educational series. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Nov 7, Dec 5, Jan 9, Feb 6 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Parenting and feeding your toddler

Learn how the development of your toddler and their personality affects the things they do around eating. Parents will learn ‘choices that you can live with’ to offer your picky eater. Parents will learn practical strategies based on the latest research. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Nov 1 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Tips and Tools of Positive Parenting

This class will look at providing warmth and structure in the life of a toddler. Learn what makes your toddler tick, when toddler behaviour is normal and some ways to work with toddlers on common concerns. Parents will learn practical strategies based on the latest healthy parenting research. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Nov 8 6:00 – 8:00 PM

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Public Library ADULT PROGRAMS - Career & Employment Workshops Workshops facilitated by McBride Career Group Inc.

Resume Writing

Learn techniques to create a resume that will: • Highlight your skills and accomplishments to target the position you want • Make a good first impression to help you get the interview • Stand out from the rest Plus get the basics of composing a good cover letter 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Sep 11 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Interview Skills

This hands-on, interactive workshop will help you to: • Understand the different types of interviews • Prepare for interview questions • Be aware of interview etiquette • Follow up with employers 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Oct 9 1 – 4 PM

Internet Basics for Work Search

Learn the basics of online work search, including: • Navigating the internet using job websites • Basic computer terminology • How to use a search engine • Creating an email account for work search 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Nov 6 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Computer Basics Plus Workshop

Are you fairly confident with computer basics? Would you like to learn a little bit more? Join us in learning how to be safe while having fun on your computer. Learn file management, email, internet & Skype. If you own your own laptop, please bring it with you.This class is facilitated by the Literacy For Life Foundation. Limited space. This class is open only to those with a current account at a library within the Marigold System. 4 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Sept 10 – Oct 1 6:00 – 8:00 PM OR M Oct 15 – Nov 5 6:00 – 8:00 PM OR M Nov 12 – Dec 3 6:00 – 8:00 PM

................................ Kindle 101

Do you have a Kindle and are baffled by it? Come to our “get to know your kindle” class where we discuss using your Kindle, where to find good deals on Kindle books, and how to manage your Kindle contents. Please bring your Kindle with you! 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Nov 27 7:00 – 8:00 PM

................................ Knitting Circle

Love to knit? Want to learn but don’t know where to start? If you answered yes, then come and join our knitting circle. Must supply your own yarn and needles (call for beginner suggestions). All ages and skilllevels welcome. Come learn, share ideas and advice, or just knit and natter. 7 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library Su Sep 9 – Oct 28 1:30 – 2:30 PM (No class Oct 7)

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Law @ Lunch – A RISE Live Video Presentation

This video conference is presented by Lethbridge College’s Public Legal Education Program. The program helps educate the public about law and the legal system by providing general education and information. (The program does not provide legal advice).

An Enduring Power of Attorney • A Personal Directive • A Will: A Legal Toolkit Planning for disability or death is an important part of identifying what you want done when something happens to you. • Who will handle your financial affairs, your medical and other personal life decisions and the kinds of choices they can make for you • How you want your estate to be dealt with at your death. In this presentation you’ll learn about these basic legal tools and what’s involved in acquiring them. 1 Class $5 Okotoks Public Library W Nov 14 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Being An Executor – Legal Rights and Responsibilities

This presentation will provide an overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of an executor (also known as a personal representative) as that person: • Generally administers the estate • Pays the debts • Distributes to beneficiaries • Generally administers the estate 1 Class $5 Okotoks Public Library W Nov 21 12:00 - 1:30 PM

................................ Photo Solutions - Real Life...in Print...

Sign up for all 3 or just the course you need help with. I can show you how to take your images combined with flexible and intuitive software, beautiful, versatile digital artwork, and make unforgettable keepsake albums to share with loved ones. NOTE: The digital classes are perfect for those of you that know your way around a PC and know how to load and file photos but frustrated and need some solutions to manage your photos.

Beginner Digital Class

I have your answer to digital photo overload. Easy ways to organize, cross-reference and fine-tune all the photos you have trapped on your computer. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Sep 20 6:45 – 8:00 PM

Advanced Digital Class

Capture your memories with your PC instead of papers and pens! I’ll show you how to create hard or soft covered books, calendars/ posters and more.... 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Oct 18 6:45 – 8:00 PM

Traditional Printed Photos

Overwhelmed by your boxes, and bags, and envelopes of older photos (from the days before digital)? I will show you how to tidy up in just hours... Then I can show you how you can make easy and fast albums to showcase your life and your stories with great options that will suit the simple to the crafty person. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Nov 15 6:45 – 8:00 PM

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“Spend an Hour, Save a Fortune” Seminar Series

Take the guess work out of reaching your financial dreams. Your Hosts: Andrea Glowatsky: Licenced Mortgage Associate, Centum Mortgages Your Way, Alison Marshall: Realtor, ReMax Signature Properties, & John Couture, Financial Services Representative, Western Financial Group.

Dog Tales (Ages 8-12)

Program details and registration information at www.litforlife.com or by contacting Literacy for Life at 403-652-5090 or Bonnie at 403-938-2959.

................................ Halloween Howl Ages: 5 - 10

New To Canada

If you are new to Canada and want to purchase your first home, build equity, and become economically established in Canada find out about the financing options available to you. This workshop will give you insight into the Canadian home-buying process and what Lenders are looking for when qualifying Newcomers to Canada. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Sep 10 7:00 – 8:00 PM

How To Use The Equity In Your House To Build Your Net Worth

This seminar is designed for home owners who have accumulated equity in their home and are looking to use it to build their net worth. Topics include how to consolidate debt, finance renovations, making your mortgage tax deductible and using your savings to grow your investments and improve your cash flow. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Sep 12 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Clearing The Fog For First-Time Homebuyers

This seminar is designed to teach First-Time Home Buyers everything they will need to know to purchase their first home. It goes through the process, the documentation required, the people involved, as well as mortgage terminology, mortgage types and the different options available. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Oct 17 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Does Your Mortgage Need A Check-Up?

The wrong mortgage can cost you thousands, so don’t go into mortgage hibernation for 5 years. This workshop will assess a homeowner’s current interest rate, payments and other mortgage terms, determine available home equity, and recommend options to help lower their payments, save money on interest, and improve cash flow. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Nov 14 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Beat The Rush!

Be Proactive not Reactive! How to use your home equity to build your retirement and save on income tax. Presentation will illustrate top tax and estate planning tips including RRSP’s, RRIF’s, RESP’s, TFSA’s, real estate investments and more. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Nov 28 7:00 – 8:00 PM

TEEN & JUVENILE PROGRAMS Body in the Book Drop Grades 7 - 12

Join us for some food, fun, prizes, and an interactive “Who-Done-It” after hours at the library. Youth will be following clues, answering questions, and exploring different areas in the library to figure out who our culprit is. Fee must be paid at time of registration. No refunds. 1 Class $10 Okotoks Public Library F Oct 12 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Join us at the Okotoks Public Library for some scary stories and fun activities. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume. Limited space. 1 Class No cost Okotoks Public Library F Oct 26 1:30 – 2:30 PM

................................ I’m Special…Just Like You! DVD Presentation & Book Reading Parent + child age 5-7

Workshop facilitated by Sandy Baines, www.imspecial.ca

I’m Special…Just Like You! is a DVD presentation that teaches 5-7 year olds about being unique and accepting others. Participate along with the DVD, meet DVD creator/author Sandy Baines; her puppets and listen to a reading of her book, I’m Special…Just Like You! Limited space. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Sa Sep 29 1:30 – 2:30 PM

................................ Jammin’ with Jumbie Jams

Experience the sounds of Trinidad and Tobago on professionalsounding ½ size steel drums by performing familiar tunes. Your child will have near-instant success, gaining confidence, self-esteem, and the “spark” for a life-long appreciation of music. To ensure that everyone has his/her own instrument and a quality experience, enrolment is limited to 7 students per class. Grades 1, 2 & 3

4 Classes

$60 Okotoks Public Library M Sep 10 – Oct 1 4:00 – 5:00 PM

4 Classes

$60 Okotoks Public Library M Sep 10 – Oct 1 5:00 – 6:00 PM

4 Classes

$60 Okotoks Public Library Sa Oct 27 – Nov 17 10:30 – 11:30 AM

4 Classes

$60 Okotoks Public Library Sa Oct 27 – Nov 17 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Grades 4, 5 & 6 Grades 1, 2 & 3 Grades 4, 5 & 6

................................ Please Tutor Me Math – Free Drop-In Tutoring Service

Elementary/Junior/Senior High School Students Bring your math questions to Bruce Akitt B.Ed.; MSc Ed at the library on Saturday afternoons when he will mentor and guide students and support them to overcome difficulties with understanding, concept development and skill development in mathematics. No Cost Okotoks Public Library Sa Sep 8 – Dec 15 2:00 – 4:00 PM (not including long weekends)

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Public Library Recycled T-Shirt Workshop

Up-cycling 100% cotton t-shirts is an inexpensive way to add new items to your wardrobe which have been personally designed and executed to your own preference. Limited space. Fee must be paid at time of registration. No refunds. Complete list of required supplies will be provided at time of sign-up. 1 Class $25 Okotoks Public Library Sa Sep 29 10:30 – 4:00 PM

................................ Teen Beading Workshop Ages 12 – 17

Get creative! Join us at the library for an afternoon of beading. Each participant will create their own unique beaded bracelet. Limited space. Fee must be paid at time of registration. No refunds. 1 Class $5 Okotoks Public Library F Nov 23 1:30 – 3:00 PM

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS Register in person or by calling 403-938-2220 on the designated registration day. Priority registration will be given to those with a current library account within the Marigold Library System.

NEW!! ABC Kids (Activities, Books & Crafts) Ages 3, 4, and 5

ABC Kids is a new pilot project to help develop the skills children need when entering kindergarten. During the hour long class children and caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and create a craft. Come prepared to play, listen, and create! Fee must be paid at time of registration. No refunds. Fall Session: September - October 2012 Registration: Monday, August 27 starting at 9:30 AM

6 Classes

$5 Okotoks Public Library Tu Sep 11 – Oct 23 10:00– 11:00 AM

6 Classes

$5 Okotoks Public Library Tu Nov 6 – Dec 11 10:00– 11:00 AM

Winter Session: November - December 2012 Registration: Monday, October 31 starting at 9:30 AM

................................ Family Fun Ages: 1 - 3 years old

Parents, grandparents, and caregivers: bring your children ages 1, 2, and 3 to the library and participate with them in a half-hour of literacy-filled fun. We will read stories, learn rhymes, and sing songs that will get both our minds and bodies active. No cost. Fall Session: September – October 2012 Registration: Thursday, August 30 starting at 10 AM

6 Classes

No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Sep 13 – Oct 25 10:00 – 10:30 AM

6 Classes

No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Nov 8 – Dec 13 10:00 – 10:30 AM

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Storytime Ages: 3, 4 & 5

These children must be comfortable on their own with our library staff. They will hear stories, sing songs, play games, and create a craft (every other week). No cost.We will be looking for parent volunteers to assist in the class each week. Fall Session: September - October 2012 Registration: Monday, August 27 starting at 9:30 AM

6 Classes

No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Session A Sep 10 – Oct 22 10:00 – 10:45 AM M Session B Sep 10 – Oct 22 1:00 – 1:45 PM W Sep 12 – Oct 24 1:00 – 1:45 PM

6 Classes

No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Session A Nov 5 – Dec 10 10:00 – 10:45 AM M Session B Nov 5 – Dec 10 1:00 – 1:45 PM W Nov 7 – Dec 12 1:00 – 1:45 PM

Winter Session: November – December 2012 Registration: Monday, October 29 starting at 9:30 AM

................................ Toddler Time Ages: 2 years old

These children will enjoy and learn language through rhymes, finger plays, music, songs and simple stories. Caregivers are expected to stay and participate with their children. This program is sponsored by the Literacy for Life Foundation. No cost. Fall Session: September - October 2012 Registration: Wednesday, August 29 starting at 9:30 AM

6 Classes

No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Sep 10 – Oct 22 1:15 – 1:45 PM W Sep 12 – Oct 24 10:30 – 11:00 AM

6 Classes

No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Nov 5 – Dec 10 1:15 – 1:45 PM W Nov 7 – Dec 12 10:30 – 11:00 AM

Winter Session: November - December 2012 Registration: Wednesday, October 31 starting at 9:30 AM

................................ Kindermusik Demo Class Ages: 18 months – 5 years

Each class has fun activities that cover, creativity, listening skills, problem solving, vision and focus, language and literacy, hand-eye coordination, balance and self-control, self-esteem and emotional & social skills that is critical in your child’s growth and development. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Sep 4 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM OR Th Nov 22 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

................................ Rhythm & Rhyme for Babies (non-walkers) Rhythm & Rhyme for Movers and Shakers

Program details and registration information at www.litforlife.com or by contacting Literacy for Life at 403-652-5090.

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BUSINESS CAREER PROGRAMS - ONLINE

Go to College

e r e h w y n A m . . . fro With flexible learning options from Bow Valley College–in partnership with eCampusAlberta–you can go to college from…anywhere. Our Okotoks representative can provide you with the information and support you need to succeed. Apply today, funding may be available.

BUSINESS CAREER PROGRAMS, ONLINE • • •

Accounting & Financial Management Events Management Interior Decorating... and more

bowvalleycollege.ca/online YOUR OkOtOkS REPRESENtAtIVE Corinne Finnie 403-603-0009

LEARN MORE. EARN MORE. DO MORE.

www.okotoks.ca


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FOOTHILLS STINGRAYS SWIM CLUB Alberta Champions Alberta Provincial Provincial Champions for four consecutive years. for three consecutive years.

Competitive swimming

... Ultimate fitness ... COMPETITIVE SWIMMING... ULTIMATE FITNESS...lLifelong IFELONG sport SPORT 24 swimmers in

www.foothillsstingrays.ca

24 swimmers in the top 50 placings inthe CANADA! top 50 placings in canada!

W WILL be BE holding HOLDINGTRY-oUTS TRY-OUTS FOR THE FOLLOWING PM.. WeE Will foR The folloWingSWIMMERS SWimmeRS ON on WED Wed12 12TH Th SEPT SepT AT aT 4.30 4:30pm age 9 and UndeR - CompeTiTive expeRienCe noT a WITH ReqUiRemenT ; age 10 -EXPERIENCE minimUm 1.YeaR CompeTiTive expeRienCe; AGE 9 AND UNDER NO COMPETITIVE 2 GE YeaRS CompeTiTive expeRienCe age 12 -COMPETITIVE minimUm of EXPERIENCE 3 YeaRS CompeTiTive expeRienCe age 11 - minimUm of A 10-12 WITH A MINIMUM OF; 3 YEARS . OR RegiSTRaTion REGISTRATION INFORMATION .FOOTHILLSSTINGRAYS .CA .OR fFoR infoRmaTionVISIT viSiTWWW WWW .fooThillSSTingRaYS Ca oRCALL Call ana 403-601-4365 Dd ANA @@ 403-601-4365

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OkOtOks masters swim club • All ages from 18 - 108 • Recreational Swimming • Competitive swimming • Ultimate Fitness • Lifelong sport

We sWim everyday of the Week and We are noW taking registrations for our 2012-2013 sWim season.

visit our Website at WWW.okotoksmasters.com for registration information. www.okotoks.ca


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The Annual

Pumpkin & Scarecrow Festivals 2012

Kayben Farms every Saturday in October! 10-5:00

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Be a safe driver for life with North America’s premier driving school New driver in-class courses are held at the Okotoks Public Library:* Monday, August 13, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012 Thursday, December 27, 2012 Saturday, October 20, 2012

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For more information or to register, call

(403) 240-5450 *Class times and dates are subject to change. Please call for detailed course schedule information. **Subject to terms and conditions. Visit ama.ab.ca/NewDriverDiscount for details.

AMA is a proud sponsor of the Okotoks Oilers — ama.ab.ca/Community

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Warrior Arts M ar tial Ar ts. Yo ga.

Calm MIND. Strong BODY. True SOUL.

Experience the balance and connection between Mind~Body~Soul through Martial Arts & Yoga. Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

- Gracie Barra Association Instructors - Ground fighting, takedowns, takedown defense, ground control and submissions

Jeet Kune Do

- Eclectic, street based martial art first created by “Little Dragon”, Bruce Lee - Simple, direct method of self-defense, from the ground to stand up, weapons or empty hand

Fitness Kickboxing & TRX

- Focus pads, free standing heavy bags and partner training - World class cardiovascular & resistance training workout

- Increases your energy and vitality - Relieves stress - Helps to counter addictions - Increases lung capacity through breath work - Promotes peace of mind, and sense of well being - Improves clarity of mind, and balances moods - Builds cardio-vascular strength and stamina, helps reduce weight

Yoga Fusion and Pilates

NEW Kids Membership Program! Yoga, Martials Arts and Zumba! Monthly membership gives full access to all of our kids programs: Yoga, Zumba, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do and Kickboxing

Children - Tweens - Family - Adults Group Classes, Personal Training and Private Classes

- Improves flexibility and physical strength - Builds core strength and sense of balance

Birthday Parties for All Ages!

www.warrior-arts.ca | 403 995 9321 | Unit B - 115 Fisher Street, Okotoks

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NATURAL HIGH FITNESS & ATHLETICS In the Okotoks Recreation Centre

FUN FAMILY FITNESS

New programs and program bundles this fall!!! Partnered with the Town of Okoto

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