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FALL2013

Community Guide Fitness Sampler Week

free activities Sep 16-22 p. inside cover

Women’s Conference

take a day for yourself p. 48

Youth Day Trips

climbing wall, laser tag, Telus Spark Centre & more! p. 32

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Introduction

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What’s inside? Women’s Conference

pg. 48 Concerts & Comedy

pg.54 For advertising information: Contact Town of Okotoks Communications 403-938-8917 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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Contents

Inside Front Cover

29 School Age Care Program

2 How do I register? 2 Registration Instructions 2 Recreation Fee Assistance

4 Community Resource Listings

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Children & Teen 30 Sports 31 Dance 31 Fitness & Wellness 32 School’s Out PD Day Trips– NEW! 33 Arts & Crafts 34 Personal Development 35 School’s Out Day Camps 35 Youth Centre

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

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Special Events 36 Parade of Programs 36 Women’s Conference 36 Halloween Events 36 Skate with Santa

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

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Adult Programs 37 Sports 38 Dance 39 Fitness, Health & Wellness 42 Home Style – Inside and Out – NEW! 43 Parenting Programs 44 Personal Development 46 Computers 48 Women’s Conference 49 Fine Arts & Creativity

3 Directory 3 Town Directory 3 24-Hour Arena & Pool Schedule Phone Line

13 Drop In Opportunities 13 Walking Track 14 Shane Homes Gymnasium 14 Arena & Skating Activities 15 Group Drop-In Fitness Classes 16 Pool Hours & Closures 16 Swimming 16 Aquatic Centre 16 Pool Hours & Closures 17 Swim Lesson Descriptions 18 Swim Lessons 23 Swim Patrol & Lifesaving Courses 24 Homeschool & Private Lessons 25

Preschool Programs 25 Parent & Tot 25 Learn to Skate 27 Preschool Programs 28 Parented Preschool Drop In

49 Culture 49 Fine Arts & Creativity 50 Adult Culture Programs 51 Family Culture Programs 52 Education & Badge Programs 53 Art Gallery Exhibits & Events 54 Rotary Performing Arts Centre Events 55 Culture Special Events 56 Museum & Archives Exhibits & Events 57 Okotoks Public Library 61 Advertising

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Registration Registration Dates

Fall Registration start dates

Town of Okotoks and MD of Foothills Residents: Registration starts Thursday, Aug 8 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 11, 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 a 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.

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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. Families may qualify for up to $1200 yearly, per child to participate in approved early childhood programs (day camps do not qualify). Subsidy application form is online at www.child.alberta.ca/home/1166.cfm or 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. • Families may qualify for up to $250 yearly per qualifying child. • 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. • Residents may qualify for up to 80% of cost of program, to a maximum of $150 yearly. • Details are available at www.ohfrc.org. Call 403-995-2626 for intake.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart • • •

Funding is available to support children between the ages of 4 to 18 years participating in sports and recreation Only sustained activities are funded, including: - Sports camps running for a minimum five consecutive days, or - Sports and recreational activities running for a minimum of five weeks For more information contact 403-995-2626

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Town Directory 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.

Municipal Enforcement 325 Woodgate Road

403-938-8913

Foothills Regional EMS

403-652-3904

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

403-938-5224 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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

403-938-4372 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 403-938-2985

EPCOR Water Services, Inc. 1112 North Railway Street

403-938-1230

Recreation Centre 99 Okotoks Drive

403-938-4222

Foothills Centennial Centre 4, 204 Community Way W

403-938-2907

Program Registration 24 Hour Information Line

403-938-8954 403-938-5094

Pason Centennial Arena 204 Community Way

Okotoks Art Gallery at the Station & Visitor Information Centre 53 North Railway Street

Okotoks Public Library 7 Riverside Drive West

403-938-3204

FALL & WINTER HOURS (starting Sept long weekend) Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sundays, Mondays & Holidays Closed Okotoks Museum & Archives 49 North Railway Street

403-938-8969

FALL & WINTER HOURS (starting Sept long weekend) Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sundays, Mondays & Holidays Closed Family & Community Support Services 99 Okotoks Drive Volunteer Services 99 Okotoks Drive

403-938-8935

403-938-8936

Okotoks Healthy Family Resource Centre 11 Cimarron Common Recycling Centre 100, 1118 North Railway Street HOURS Monday to Saturday Sunday Fire Services 132 Milligan Drive

403-995-2626

403-938-2652 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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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 Community Volunteer Income Tax Program 403-995-2626 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 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

For any changes on the Community Resources Pages please call 403-995-2773.

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Community Resource Listings Community Churches & Groups

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

403-995-9540 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 403-995-9540 www.straffordfoundation.org Community Access Program (Town of Okotoks) 403-995-2773 Foothills Foundation (Housing) Sandstone Lodge 403-938-6404 High River Handi Bus 403-601-3472 www.highriverhandibus.ca 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

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 403-995-4107 Okotoks Gardening Club okotoksgardening.com Okotoks Lions Club 403-938-0140 Okotoks Newcomers Club, Joan Eddy 403-982-0038 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 403-938-8935

403-263-7408 403-995-4179

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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

Big Rock Singers www.bigrocksingers.com Chinook Country Quilters, Clarie Leitch 403-938-2974 Dewdney Players Group Theatre, Debbie Sands 403-938-3013 Foothills Music Society (Concert & Jazz Bands), Mike Mattson 403-938-5923 Okotoks Arts Council 403-938-3204 Okotoks and District Historical Society, Marie Wedderburn 403-995-2018

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

403-237-5888 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 403-995-1160 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

For any changes on the Community Resources Pages please call 403-995-2773.

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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


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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

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

403-938-7670 403-938-4431

Adult Education

Bow Valley College, Upgrading Foothills Continuing Education Council Olds College

Sports Groups & Clubs

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

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 www.foothillsstingrays.com Greater Okotoks Football Association www.gofa.ca Kidsport Okotoks www.kidsport.ab.ca 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.okotoksvolleyballclub.com Sheep River Tae Kwon Do, Sharon Lonsberry 403-938-4170 STARS Basketball Camps www.starsathletics.ca

For any changes on the Community Resources Pages please call 403-995-2773.

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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 8:30 am – 4:30 pm *Statutory Holidays CLOSED Note: Hours may be subject to change.

Curling Rink Rentals

403-938-2847

24-hour Arena & Pool Schedule Line 403-938-5094

Arena Rentals

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

arenabookings@okotoks.ca

Recreation Centre Facility Pass pass fees do not include GST | Effective January 1st, 2013

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).

** a family is one, two or three adults, youth and/or children living in the same household. *Youth also includes those students attending post-secondary 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 & Walking Track KinderCare Babysitting Centre KinderCare is a safe and convenient place to drop your children off while you participate in activities at the Recreation Centre. KinderCare offers a great opportunity for your child to work on gross motor skills in the Shane Homes Gymnasium playing with equipment like balls, hula hoops, slides & tunnels. As well as fine motor skills in the KinderCare centre playing with various toys, puzzles, games and crafts.

Fall Hours (until Dec 20)

KinderCare provides short term care for children ages 3 months – 5 years and is staffed by qualified, caring individuals who provide a play based environment with opportunities for age appropriate activities. Drop in may not be available. Spaces are often limited and dependent on staffing, scheduling and/or pre-booking.

Closed Sat, Sun & Stat Holidays

Mon:

8:45 am – 2:00 pm

Tue: Wed: Thu: Fri:

8:45 am – 12:30 pm 8:45 am – 2:00 pm 8:45 am – 12:30 pm 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

$4.50/hr $40.50 $3.50/hr $31.50

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. Please check www.okotoks.ca/recreation.aspx for the latest schedule. See descriptions on page 15. latest schedule. Phone: 403-938-4483 Email: info@naturalhigh.ca Hours of Operation Mondays – Thursday Fridays Saturdays Sundays

8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Note: Hours of operation may be subject to change.

Pre-registration is recommended – to reserve a spot please call: 403-995-2771 Fees: Children 3-18 months 10x punch card Children 19 months-5 years 10x punch card

Christmas Hours Dec 27, 30, 31 & Jan 2-4

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

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Recreation Centre Arena Activities & Gymnasium Fall Arena Schedule Okotoks Rec Centre

Effective Sun, September 29 – Thu, December 19, 2013 (watch for a holiday schedule in December)

Pason Centennial Arena -

FREE

Free Public Skate: Wed: 7:15pm-8:15pm

**The Free Skate is sponsored by Cargill Meat Solutions

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

Shane Homes Gymnasium

Skate Activity Information 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. Helmets are mandatory for all participants in hockey related activities.

Drop in to play basketball, volleyball, badminton or soccer. 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

Noon Hour Hockey Must be 18 years & over; sign in required; limited to 24 players and 2 goalies; full equipment. 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.

Rentals For Arena & Room Rentals call 403-995-2785 For Curling Rink Rentals call 403-938-2847 24-hour Arena Schedule Line 403.938.5094 Call for schedule updates

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Recreation Centre Drop In Fitness Classes Visit www.okotoks.ca/recreation.aspx for the full schedule and rules.

Aqua Fitness Classes

Group Fitness Classes In partnership with Natural High.

Swindells Pool Aqua Yoga

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!

Gentle Aquafit

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.

Strength and Stretching

This class is designed to increase your strength while increasing your flexibility.

Riley Minue Pool (formerly the lap pool) Aquajog

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.

Total Body Conditioning (TBC)

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!

Spin

This indoor cycling class will increase cardiovascular capacity by combining endurance, interval training and cadence control.

X-Bike Intervals

Combine resistance training and cycling intervals for a revved-up workout!

Pump It UP!

Build muscle and boost your metabolism! This highly efficient, fullbody workout uses dumbbells, barbells and TRX to strengthen and challenge all fitness levels.

X Factor

This high-intensity class with high-impact elements varies its focus each week between speed, strength, and aerobic intervals. Although taxing, modifications are provided to suit appropriate body mechanics. Great for anyone!

Dynamic Conditioning

Whether you are looking to improve or enhance your physical fitness levels, this class offers musculoskeletal and cardiovascular conditioning through agility, resistance, and interval training. This high/low impact workout will take you out of the studio and out of your comfort zone. (Some classes may be outdoors, weather permitting).

Kickboxing

Kickboxing blends athletic drills with martial arts to create an intense cardiovascular workout.

Weekend Warrior Bootcamp

A combination of cardio drills with muscle conditioning exercises to provide you with the ultimate workout!

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.

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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 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Welcome to the Aquatic Centre! Pool Schedule

The Okotoks Aquatic Centre offers: • 4 x 25m lane, Swindells Pool with Tot area • 6 x 25 m lane, Riley Minue Pool • 40 Person, wheel-chair accessible hot tub • 1m Diving Springboard • Male, Female and Family change rooms • Viewing area • A “Dry Sauna” • Swimming lessons • Family & Public Swim times • Lane Swim opportunities • Aquafitness opportunities • Rental opportunities • Tarzan Rope • Inflatable Toys

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

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

Friendly Reminders

Pool Rules & Guidelines • Ensure that children under the age of 8 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. • Public Health Regulation prohibits food on the deck. To view all pool rules visit www.okotoks.ca/recreation.aspx

Did You Know?

The Lifesaving Society of Alberta has made new recommendations on admission standards to pools that will soon become the industry standard.The Aquatics Centre is making the following changes to align with these new standards: • Children must be a minimum of 8 years old to use the Aquatics Centre without a caregiver • Caregivers must be at least 14 years of age to accompany children in the Aquatics Centre • Caregivers should stay within arm’s reach of children • During all Family Swims, ALL children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult in the pool.

August 25 – September 8 Annual Maintenance Shutdown

Both Pools Closed

October 14 Thanksgiving Day

Both Pools Closed

November 11 Remembrance Day

Both Pools Closed

November 23 Master’s Swim Meet

Both Pool Closed 1:00pm–5:00 PM

December 25 & December 26 Christmas Day & Boxing Day

Both Pools Closed

January 1, 2014 New Year’s Day

Both Pools Closed

December 23, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Christmas Schedule in effect

This represents the most current information available at the time of print. Watch our website for up to date schedule information.

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.

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Swimming Descriptions & Fees Lesson Registration

The Swim For Life Program!

Fall Registration start dates

Town of Okotoks and MD of Foothills Residents: Registration starts Thursday, Aug 8 at 6:00 am Non Town of Okotoks and Non MD of Foothills Residents: Registration starts Sunday, Aug 11, at 9:00 am

Register for a program: Online: netreg.okotoks.ca Phone: 403-938-8954

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.

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.

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 5 lessons 7 lessons 8 lessons 9 lessons

Fees $40.45 $56.63 $64.72 $72.81

Child (6yrs+) 45 Min. Lessons # of Lessons 5 lessons 7 lessons 8 lessons 9 lessons

Fees $41.50 $58.10 $66.40 $74.70

Child (6yrs+) 60 Min. Lessons # of Lessons 5 lessons 7 lessons 8 lessons 9 lessons

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Swim Lessons L’il Tots & Preschool L’il Tots 3

Parented Preschool 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. SUN

41104

$72.81

Oct 20-Dec 15

10:00 am-10:30 am

41102 41103

$72.81 $72.81

Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14

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

SAT

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. 41088 41089

$64.72 $64.72

Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4

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

40351 41352

$40.45 $40.45

Nov 18 – Dec 16 Nov 18 – Dec 16

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

41090 41091 41092 41093 41094 41095 41096 41097

$56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63

Sep 10-Oct 3 Sep 10-Oct 3 Oct 8-Oct 29 Oct 8-Oct 29 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 28-Dec 19 Nov 28-Dec 19

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

41098 41099 41100 41101

$56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63

Sep 18-Oct 30 Sep 18-Oct 30 Nov 6-Dec 18 Nov 6-Dec 18

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

MON - 5 LESSON SET TUE, THU

WED

SUN

41107 41108

$72.81 $72.81

Oct 20-Dec 15 Oct 20-Dec 15

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

41105 41106

$72.81 $72.81

Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14

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

SAT

Non-parented Preschool Preschool 1

L’il Tots 1/2/3

MON

L’il Tots 3 is for children aged 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.

This course is designed for independent 3 to 5 year-old children 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. SUN

41142 41143

$72.81 $72.81

Oct 20-Dec 15 Oct 20-Dec 15

41109 41110 41111 41112 41113

$64.72 $64.72 $64.72 $64.72 $64.72

Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4

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

41353 41354 41355 41356 41357

$40.45 $40.45 $40.45 $40.45 $40.45

Nov 18 – Dec 16 Nov 18 – Dec 16 Nov 18 – Dec 16 Nov 18 – Dec 16 Nov 18 – Dec 16

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

41114 41115 41116 41117 41118 41119 41120 41121 41122 41123 41124 41125 41126 41127 41128 41129

$56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63

Sep 10-Oct 3 Sep 10-Oct 3 Sep 10-Oct 3 Sep 10-Oct 3 Oct 8-Oct 29 Oct 8-Oct 29 Oct 8-Oct 29 Oct 8-Oct 29 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 28-Dec 19 Nov 28-Dec 19 Nov 28-Dec 19 Nov 28-Dec 19

MON

MON – 5 LESSON SET

TUE, THU

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


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Swim Lessons Preschool WED

41130 41131 41132 41133 41134 41135 41136 41137

$56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63

Sep 18-Oct 30 Sep 18-Oct 30 Sep 18-Oct 30 Nov 6-Dec 18 Sep 18-Oct 30 Nov 6-Dec 18 Nov 6-Dec 18 Nov 6-Dec 18

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

41138 41139 41140 41141 41174

$72.81 $72.81 $72.81 $72.81 $72.81

Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14

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

SAT

Preschool 2

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. SUN

41175 41176

$72.81 $72.81

Oct 20-Dec 15 Oct 20-Dec 15

41144 41145 41146 41147 41148

$64.72 $64.72 $64.72 $64.72 $64.72

Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4

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

41358 41359 41360 41361 41362

$40.45 $40.45 $40.45 $40.45 $40.45

Nov 18 – Dec 16 Nov 18 – Dec 16 Nov 18 – Dec 16 Nov 18 – Dec 16 Nov 18 – Dec 16

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

41149 41150 41151 41152 41153 41154 41155 41156 41157 41158 41159 41160 41161 41162 41163 41164

$56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63

Sep 10-Oct 3 Sep 10-Oct 3 Sep 10-Oct 3 Sep 10-Oct 3 Oct 8-Oct 29 Oct 8-Oct 29 Oct 8-Oct 29 Oct 8-Oct 29 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 28-Dec 19 Nov 28-Dec 19 Nov 28-Dec 19 Nov 28-Dec 19

MON

MON - 5 LESSON SET

TUE, THU

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

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

WED

41165 41166 41167 41168 41344 41345 41346 41347

$56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63

Sep 18-Oct 30 Sep 18-Oct 30 Sep 18-Oct 30 Sep 18-Oct 30 Nov 6-Dec 18 Nov 6-Dec 18 Nov 6-Dec 18 Nov 6-Dec 18

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 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 5:30 pm-6:00 pm

41169 41170 41171 41172 41173

$72.81 $72.81 $72.81 $72.81 $72.81

Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14

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

SAT

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. SUN

41207 41208

$72.81 $72.81

Oct 20-Dec 15 Oct 20-Dec 15

41177 41178 41179 41180 41181

$64.72 $64.72 $64.72 $64.72 $64.72

Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4

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

41363 41364 41365 41366 41365

$40.45 $40.45 $40.45 $40.45 $40.45

Nov 18 – Dec 16 Nov 18 – Dec 16 Nov 18 – Dec 16 Nov 18 – Dec 16 Nov 18 – Dec 16

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

41182 41183 41184 41185 41186 41187 41188 41189 41190 41191 41192 41193

$56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63

Sep 10-Oct 3 Sep 10-Oct 3 Sep 10-Oct 3 Oct 8-Oct 29 Oct 8-Oct 29 Oct 8-Oct 29 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 28-Dec 19 Nov 28-Dec 19 Nov 28-Dec 19

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

MON

MON – 5 LESSONS SET

TUE, THU

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Swim Lessons Preschool WED

41194 41195 41196 41197 41198 41199 41200 41201

$56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63

Sep 18-Oct 30 Sep 18-Oct 30 Sep 18-Oct 30 Sep 18-Oct 30 Nov 6-Dec 18 Nov 6-Dec 18 Nov 6-Dec 18 Nov 6-Dec 18

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

41202 41203 41204 41205 41206

$72.81 $72.81 $72.81 $72.81 $72.81

Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14

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

SAT

Preschool 4

Participants practice front crawl as well as flutter kick on their front, back and side. Students should be able to complete Swim to Survive Skills wearing a PFD. Participants that complete this level should enter Preschool 5 if under 6 years of age or Swimmer 1 if over 6 years of age.

SAT

41233 41234 41235

$72.81 $72.81 $72.81

Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14

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

Preschool 5/Plus

Preschool 5 has participants improving their front crawl and also introduces back crawl and whip kick. Preschool Plus is created for participants who are not 6 years of age yet, but 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. SUN

41253

$72.81

Oct 20-Dec 15

41237 41238

$64.72 $64.72

Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4

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

41375 41383

$40.45 $40.45

Nov 18 – Dec 16 Nov 18 – Dec 16

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

$56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63

Sep 10-Oct 3 Sep 10-Oct 3 Oct 8-Oct 29 Oct 8-Oct 29 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 28-Dec 19 Nov 28-Dec 19

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

MON

MON - 5 LESSON SET TUE, THU

10:45 am-11:15 am

41236

$72.81

Oct 20-Dec 15

41209 41210 41211 41212

$64.72 $64.72 $64.72 $64.72

Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4

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

41239 41240 41241 41242 41243 41244 41245 41246

41371 41372 41373 41374

$40.45 $40.45 $40.45 $40.45

Nov 18 – Dec 16 Nov 18 – Dec 16 Nov 18 – Dec 16 Nov 18 – Dec 16

9:00 am-930 am 9:30 am-10:00 am 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 5:30 pm-6:00 pm

41247 41248 41249 41250

$56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63

Sep 18-Oct 30 Sep 18-Oct 30 Nov 6-Dec 18 Nov 6-Dec 18

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

41213 41214 41215 41216 41217 41218 41219 41220 41221 41222 41223 41224

$56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63

Sep 10-Oct 3 Sep 10-Oct 3 Sep 10-Oct 3 Oct 8-Oct 29 Oct 8-Oct 29 Oct 8-Oct 29 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 28-Dec 19 Nov 28-Dec 19 Nov 28-Dec 19

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

41251 41252

$72.81 $72.81

Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14

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

41225 41226 41227 41228 41229 41230 41231 41232

$56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63 $56.63

Sep 18-Oct 30 Sep 18-Oct 30 Sep 18-Oct 30 Sep 18-Oct 30 Nov 6-Dec 18 Nov 6-Dec 18 Nov 6-Dec 18 Nov 6-Dec 18

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 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 5:30 pm-6:00 pm

SUN

MON

MON – 5 LESSON SET

TUE, THU

WED

10:00 am-10:30 am

WED

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Swim Lessons Swimmer WED

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. SUN

41267 41268

$74.70 $74.70

Oct 20-Dec 15 Oct 20-Dec 15

41254 41255

$66.40 $66.40

Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4

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

41376 41377

$41.50 $41.50

Nov 18-Dec 16 Nov 18–Dec 16

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

41256 41257 41258 41259

$58.10 $58.10 $58.10 $58.10

Sep 10-Oct 3 Oct 8-Oct 29 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 28-Dec 19

5:00 pm-5:45 pm 5:00 pm-5:45 pm 5:00 pm-5:45 pm 5:00 pm-5:45 pm

41260 41261 41262 41263

$58.10 $58.10 $58.10 $58.10

Sep 18-Oct 30 Sep 18-Oct 30 Nov 6-Dec 18 Nov 6-Dec 18

4:15 pm-5:00 pm 5:00 pm-5:45 pm 4:15 pm-5:00 pm 5:00 pm-5:45 pm

41264 41265 41266

$74.70 $74.70 $74.70

Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14

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

MON

MON – 5 LESSON SET TUE, THU

WED

SAT

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

Swimmer 2

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

41290 41291

$74.70 $74.70

Oct 20-Dec 15 Oct 20-Dec 15

41269 41270 41271

$66.40 $66.40 $66.40

Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4

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

41378 41379 41380

$41.50 $41.50 $41.50

Nov 18-Dec 16 Nov 18-Dec 16 Nov 18-Dec 16

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

41272 41273 41274 41275 41276 41277 41278 41279

$58.10 $58.10 $58.10 $58.10 $58.10 $58.10 $58.10 $58.10

Sep 10-Oct 3 Sep 10-Oct 3 Oct 8-Oct 29 Oct 8-Oct 29 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 28-Dec 19 Nov 28-Dec 19

6:00 pm-6:45 pm 6:45 pm-7:30 pm 6:00 pm-6:45 pm 6:45 pm-7:30 pm 6:00 pm-6:45 pm 6:45 pm-7:30 pm 6:00 pm-6:45 pm 6:45 pm-7:30 pm

MON

MON – 5 LESSON SET

TUE, THU

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

41280 41281 41282 41283 41284 41285

$58.10 $58.10 $58.10 $58.10 $58.10 $58.10

Sep 18-Oct 30 Sep 18-Oct 30 Sep 18-Oct 30 Nov 6-Dec 18 Nov 6-Dec 18 Nov 6-Dec 18

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

41286 41287 41288 41289

$74.70 $74.70 $74.70 $74.70

Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14

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

SAT

Swimmer 3

Swimmer 3 participants learn kneeling dives and forward roll entries. Participants continue to improve on treading water and front and back crawl endurance swims. Participants are challenged to complete the Canadian Swim to Survive Standard. SUN

41305 41306

$80.28 $80.28

Oct 20-Dec 15 Oct 20-Dec 15

41292 41293

$71.36 $71.36

Sep 9-Nov 4 Sep 9-Nov 4

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

41381 41382

$44.60 $44.60

Nov 18-Dec 16 Nov 18-Dec 16

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

41294 41295 41296 41297

$62.44 $62.44 $62.44 $62.44

Sep 10-Oct 3 Oct 8-Oct 29 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 28-Dec 19

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

41298 41299 41300 41301

$62.44 $62.44 $62.44 $62.44

Sep 18-Oct 30 Sep 18-Oct 30 Nov 6-Dec 18 Nov 6-Dec 18

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

41302 41303 41304

$80.28 $80.28 $80.28

Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14

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

MON

MON – 5 LESSON SET TUE, THU

WED

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Swim Lessons Swimmer Swimmer 4

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

41317

$80.28

Oct 20-Dec 15

41307

$71.36

Sep 9-Nov 4

6:00 pm-7:00 pm

41384

$44.60

Nov 18-Dec 16

6:00 pm-7:00 pm

41308 41309 41310 41311

$62.44 $62.44 $62.44 $62.44

Sep 10-Oct 3 Oct 8-Oct 29 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 28-Dec 19

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

41312 41313

$62.44 $62.44

Sep 18-Oct 30 Nov 6-Dec 18

6:00 pm-7:00 pm 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

41314 41315 41316

$80.28 $80.28 $80.28

Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14

10:15 am-11:15 am 11:00 am-12:00 pm 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

MON

MON – 5 LESSON SET TUE, THU

WED SAT

9:45 am-10:45 am

Swimmer 5 introduces the eggbeater kick, head-up front crawl and shallow dives. Swim to Survive skills and swim endurance continue to be progressed. There is an increased focus on stroke correction and efficiency. 41321

$80.28

Oct 20-Dec 15

41318

$71.36

Sep 9-Nov 4

6:00 pm-7:00 pm

41385

$44.60

Nov 18-Dec 16

6:00 pm-7:00 pm

41319 41320

$80.28 $80.28

Oct 19-Dec 14 Oct 19-Dec 14

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

MON

MON – 5 LESSON SET SAT

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 jumps and participants are challenged with a 300m workout. After Swimmer 6, Canadian Swim Patrol program is recommended. TUE, THU

41322 41323 41324 41325

$62.44 $62.44 $62.44 $62.44

Sep 10-Oct 3 Oct 8-Oct 29 Nov 5-Nov 26 Nov 28-Dec 19

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

41326 41327

$62.44 $62.44

Sep 18-Oct 30 Nov 6-Dec 18

6:00 pm-7:00 pm 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

WED

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. SUN

Swimmer 5

SUN

Swimmer 5/6

10:00 am-11:00 am

41330

$80.28

Oct 20-Dec 15

41328

$71.36

Sep 9-Nov 4

6:00 pm-7:00 pm

41386

$44.60

Nov 18-Dec 16

6:30 pm-7:30 pm

41329

$80.28

Oct 19-Dec 14

9:15 am-10:15 am

MON

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Swim Program Swim Patrol & Lifesaving Swim Patrol

Lifesaving Programs

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 take the first steps on the road to lifeguarding. SAT

41333

$80.28

Oct 19-Dec 14

11:00 am-12:00 pm

Ranger/Star Patrol

Bronze Star

The first of the Bronze Medal Awards, Bronze Star is an introduction to the Bronze Awards program. This course teaches excellent lifesaving skills that can be utilized in everyday life. This program is recommended to candidates who have completed Canadian Swim Patrol and are between 10 and 13 years of age. Successful candidates can advance to Bronze Medallion. SAT

41349

$80.25

Oct 19-Nov 9

10:00 am-12:30 pm

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. SAT

41334

$80.28

Oct 19-Dec 14

11:30 am-12:30 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). SUN

41332

$80.28

Oct 20-Dec 15

41331

$71.36

Sep 9-Nov 4

MON

10:45 am-11:45 am 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

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 yrs old. SAT

41350

$144.20

Nov 16-Dec 14

9:30 am-1:00 pm

Bronze Award Bootcamp

If you are looking for the chance to cruise quickly through your Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross, then this is the class for you! During the course learn and be evaluated on all of the skills for both courses.This is a great option for those individuals who want to take their National Lifeguard Service Award as soon as possible. Prerequisite: 13 years of age or have completed your Bronze Star. SAT

41348

$288.40

Sep 14

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Swim Program Homeschool, Adult & Private Lessons, Specialty Homeschool

Adult & Private Lessons

Homeschool Swimmer 1/2/3

This course progresses swimmers from beginners to achieving the Canadian Swim to Survive Standard. With strong focus on Front Crawl, Back Crawl and treading water, participants are challenged to increase endurance in the pool through continuous evaluation. TUE

41337 41338

$58.10 $58.10

Sep 10-Oct 22 Nov 5-Dec 17

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

Homeschool Swimmer 4/5/6

Stroke Improvement-Child

Aimed at working on improving Swim for Life strokes, (front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke) by progressive drills participants will increase endurance and efficiency of strokes. Participants must have attempted Swimmer 3 or higher, completion of swimmer 3 is not necessary. WED

41342 41343

$62.44 $62.44

Sep 18-Oct 30 Nov 6-Dec 18

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

Swimmer 4/5/6 participants work on strengthening Swim to Survive skills and are introduced to a large variety of entries. Participants focus on stroke efficiency and endurance with the goal of completing a 300m workout. Breast stroke, Eggbeater and head-up swimming are introduced to begin the progression to Canadian Swim Patrol Program.

Adult Swim Lessons-Beginner

41339 41340

Adult Swim Lessons-Intermediate

THU

$62.44 $62.44

Sep 19-Oct 31 Nov 7-Dec 19

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

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

41335

$86.52

Oct 19-Dec 14

8:30 am-9:30 am

Participants can come in and brush up on your 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. SAT

41336

$86.52

Oct 19-Dec 14

8:30 am-9:30 am

Specialty Courses Junior Lifeguard Club – Recreational

An exciting introduction to lifesaving, lifeguarding, and leadership skills in a club atmosphere. This is a recreational program; however participants will have opportunities to experience elements of competitive lifesaving sport. Participants must be 9 to 15 years of age, with a minimum Lifesaving Society Swim to Survive Award. No class Oct 11. FRI

41391

$89.20

Sep 20 – Nov 29

PADI Scuba Certification

Learn the fundamentals of scuba diving and learn to use the equipment and techniques used to dive safely, through hands-on training by professional instructors. One open water dive (not included) is required to receive certification. All equipment is provided. SUN

41077

$291.25

4:30pm-6pm

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Programs Parent & Tot Preschool Learn to Skate 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

Parent & Tot

Program Registration Fall Registration start dates

Town of Okotoks and MD of Foothills Residents: Registration starts Thursday, Aug 8 at 6:00 am Non Town of Okotoks and Non MD of Foothills Residents: Registration starts Sunday, Aug 11, 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 4th see pg 36

Learn to Skate

Halloween Mini Monster Bash

Get into costume and join us for a great time with Spooky crafts, scary stories and screechy songs! Each child receives a goody bag to take home. $7 per child with parent (or caregiver) $3 for each additional sibling 1 Class ORC 39955 F Oct 25 10:00 am-11:15 am

Beat Keeper Music (1-3Y)

Calling all little beat keepers! In this active music class, children and parents/caregivers sing, move, dance, play simple percussion, are introduced to instruments, and more! The instructor has Carl Orff Canada’s level III training and is an Elementary school music teacher. 1-2Y (with parent/caregiver)

8 Classes 41002 41003

$55 Pason Centennial Arena Room F Sep 6-Oct 25 9:30 am-10:00 am F Nov 1-Dec 20 9:30 am-10:00 am

8 Classes 41005 41004

$55 Pason Centennial Arena Room F Nov 1-Dec 20 10:15 am-10:45 am F Sep 6-Oct 25 10:15 am-10:45 am

Active Start and FUNdamentals are the building blocks for children to stay Active for Life.

Parent & Tot Skate (2-5Y)

This parented class teaches how to fall safely, stand up, march across the ice and glide. Parents must accompany their child on the ice and wear clean shoes. CSA-approved skate helmet is mandatory. 6 Classes $47 ORC Piper Arena 40006 M Sep 9-Oct 21 10:10 am-10:40 am 40887 M Sep 9-Oct 21 9:35 am-10:05 am 7 Classes $54 ORC Piper Arena 40009 M Oct 28-Dec 16 10:10 am-10:40 am 8 Classes $62 ORC Piper Arena 40007 Tu Sep 3-Oct 22 10:10 am-10:40 am 40008 Th Sep 5-Oct 24 10:10 am-10:40 am 40010 Tu Oct 29-Dec 17 10:10 am-10:40 am 40011 Th Oct 31-Dec 19 10:10 am-10:40 am 40889 Tu Oct 29-Dec 17 9:35 am-10:05 am

2-3Y (with parent/caregiver)

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Programs Learn to Skate Preschool Learn To Skate 1 (3-6Y)

In this unparented class, children must be able to stand up and move unassisted. Your child progresses while playing games and having fun! CSA-approved skate helmet is mandatory. Must have completed a Parent & Tot Skate. 6 Classes $47 ORC Piper Arena 40030 M Sep 9-Oct 21 9:35 am-10:05 am 7 Classes $54 ORC Piper Arena 40038 M Oct 28-Dec 16 9:35 am-10:05 am 8 Classes $62 ORC Piper Arena 40031 Tu Sep 3-Oct 22 9:00 am-9:30 am 40033 Tu Sep 3-Oct 22 10:45 am-11:15 am 40034 Th Sep 5-Oct 24 9:00 am-9:30 am 40035 Th Sep 5-Oct 24 10:10 am-10:40 am 40036 Th Sep 5-Oct 24 9:35 am-10:05 am 40037 Th Sep 5-Oct 24 2:25 pm-2:55 pm 40039 Tu Oct 29-Dec 17 9:00 am-9:30 am 40041 Tu Oct 29-Dec 17 10:45 am-11:15 am 40042 Th Oct 31-Dec 19 9:00 am-9:30 am 40043 Th Oct 31-Dec 19 9:35 am-10:05 am 40044 Th Oct 31-Dec 19 10:10 am-10:40 am 40045 Th Oct 31-Dec 19 2:25 pm-2:55 pm

Preschool Learn to Skate 2 (3-6Y)

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. 6 Classes $47 ORC Piper Arena 40046 M Sep 9-Oct 21 9:00 am-9:30 am 7 Classes $54 ORC Piper Arena 40052 M Oct 28-Dec 16 9:00 am-9:30 am 40057 M Oct 28-Dec 16 10:45 am-11:15 am 8 Classes $62 ORC Piper Arena 40047 Tu Sep 3-Oct 22 9:00 am-9:30 am 40048 Tu Sep 3-Oct 22 10:10 am-10:40 am 40049 Th Sep 5-Oct 24 9:35 am-10:05 am 40050 Th Sep 5-Oct 24 10:45 am-11:15 am 40051 Th Sep 5-Oct 24 1:15 pm-1:45 pm 40053 Tu Oct 29-Dec 17 9:00 am-9:30 am 40054 Tu Oct 29-Dec 17 10:45 am-11:15 am 40055 Th Oct 31-Dec 19 9:35 am-10:05 am 40056 Th Oct 31-Dec 19 10:45 am-11:15 am 40058 Th Oct 31-Dec 19 1:15 pm-1:45 pm

Preschool Learn to Skate 3 (3-6Y)

For PSLTS 3 your child must be able to skate using full v-pushes, stop, and skate backwards across the width of the ice. In this level the focus is on one-foot glides, developing C-pushes for backwards skating and starting crossover exercises. CSA-approved skate helmet is mandatory. 6 Classes $47 ORC Piper Arena 40059 M Sep 9-Oct 21 10:45 am-11:15 am 7 Classes $54 ORC Piper Arena 40064 M Oct 28-Dec 16 9:35 am-10:05 am

8 Classes 40060 40061 40062 40063 40065 40066 40067 40068

$62 Tu Sep 3-Oct 22 Tu Sep 3-Oct 22 Th Sep 5-Oct 24 Th Sep 5-Oct 24 Tu Oct 29-Dec 17 Tu Oct 29-Dec 17 Th Oct 31-Dec 19 Th Oct 31-Dec 19

ORC Piper Arena 9:35 am-10:05 am 10:45 am-11:15 am 9:00 am-9:30 am 1:50 pm-2:20 pm 9:35 am-10:05 am 10:10 am-10:40 am 9:00 am-9:30 am 1:50 pm-2:20 pm

Preschool Learn to Skate 4/5 (3-6Y)

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. 6 Classes $47 ORC Piper Arena 40069 M Sep 9-Oct 21 9:00 am-9:30 am 7 Classes $54 ORC Piper Arena 40072 M Oct 28-Dec 16 9:00 am-9:30 am 8 Classes $62 ORC Piper Arena 40070 Th Sep 5-Oct 24 10:45 am-11:15 am 40071 Th Sep 5-Oct 24 1:15 pm-1:45 pm 40073 Th Oct 31-Dec 19 10:45 am-11:15 am 40074 Th Oct 31-Dec 19 1:15 pm-1:45 pm 40888 Tu Sep 3-Oct 22 9:35 am-10:05 am

Preschool Tiny Tots Hockey (4-6Y)

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 to Skate program; completion of Preschool Level 3 is mandatory. Full equipment including: CSA-approved skate helmet with facemask, neck guard, stick, hockey gloves and shin pads are all mandatory. 7 Classes $60 ORC Piper Arena 40077 M Oct 28-Dec 16 10:10 am-10:55 am 8 Classes $68 ORC Piper Arena 40078 Th Oct 31-Dec 19 1:50 pm-2:35 pm

Preschool Tiny Tots Power Skate

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. 6 Classes $51 ORC Piper Arena 40079 M Sep 9-Oct 21 10:10 am-10:55 am 8 Classes $68 ORC Piper Arena 40080 Th Sep 5-Oct 24 1:50 pm-2:35 pm

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Programs General Programs Friday Frolics (3-6Y)

Preschool Programs Beat Keeper Music - Beat Keeper Music (3-5Y Unparented)

Calling all little beat keepers! Through this active music class, children sing, move, dance, play simple percussion, are introduced to instruments, and more! The instructor has Carl Orff Canada’s level III training and is an Elementary school music teacher. 8 Classes $55 Pason Centennial Arena Room 41006 F Sep 6-Oct 25 11:00 am-11:30 am 41007 F Nov 1-Dec 20 11:00 am-11:30 am

Crafty Capers (3-6Y)

This is a hands-on opportunity for your child to use their creativity. Each week they have a fun time using different materials and creating their own masterpiece. They also have a fun time playing games and meeting new friends. Children should dress for the mess and must be potty trained. 8 Classes $93 Pason Centennial Arena Room 40869 W Sep 4-Oct 23 10:00 am-12:00 pm 40870 W Oct 30-Dec 18 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Create & Play (3-6Y)

The pantry is overflowing with creative and new things to do. Join us as we enjoy puppets, dress up, play dough, and painting. 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 39871 W Sep 4-Oct 23 12:45 pm-2:45 pm 39872 W Oct 30-Dec 18 12:45 pm-2:45 pm

Dance: Creative Dance For Preschoolers with Lottie Pederson (3.5-5Y)

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 7 Classes $82 ORC Community Room 39942 F Sep 6-Oct 18 9:30 am-11:30 am 8 Classes $93 ORC Community Room 39943 F Nov 1-Dec 20 9:30 am-11:30 am

Fun Factory (3-6Y)

Join the fun factory where all children have a happy time playing games, moving to music and creating arts and crafts! Every week is a new and fun adventure. Children must be potty trained. 6 Classes $70 Pason Centennial Arena Room 40873 M Sep 9-Oct 21 12:45 pm-2:45 pm 7 Classes $81 Pason Centennial Arena Room 40874 M Oct 28-Dec 16 12:45 pm-2:45 pm

Happy Little Feet (2-3Y)

Your 2 or ‘just turned 3’ year old will have lots of fun in this unparented program. We encourage your child’s creativity and imagination through themed-based classes where your child creates crafts, makes music, taps their toes and sings songs. Children must be potty trained. 6 Classes $42 Pason Centennial Arena Room 40866 M Sep 9-Oct 21 9:00 am-9:45 am 7 Classes $48 Pason Centennial Arena Room 40867 M Oct 28-Dec 16 9:00 am-9:45 am 8 Classes $55 Pason Centennial Arena Room 40865 W Sep 4-Oct 23 9:00 am-9:45 am 40868 W Oct 30-Dec 18 9:00 am-9:45 am

Imagination Station (3-6Y)

This creative dance class is designed for how preschool children learn and how young dancers should learn about dance. It promotes strong healthy bodies and body image, a love of dance and a joy of moving. The dance curriculum is based on well-respected and recognized dance foundations.

Climb aboard for Imagination Station. Each class the children use their imagination in this interactive class to do crafts, be physically activity and have lots of fun. Children must be potty trained. 6 Classes $70 Pason Centennial Arena Room 40871 M Sep 9-Oct 21 10:00 am-12:00 pm 7 Classes $81 Pason Centennial Arena Room 40872 M Oct 28-Dec 16 10:00 am-12:00 pm

12 Classes 39881

$162 F Sep 13-Nov 29

ORC Exercise Studio 2:00 pm-2:45 pm

Little Elves Xmas Workshop (3-6Y)

12 Classes 39882

$162 F Sep 13-Nov 29

ORC Exercise Studio 3:00 pm-3:45 pm

Level 1 (3.5-4Y) Level 2 (4-5Y)

Friday Connections (3-6Y)

We ensure your child has a fun-filled Friday morning. Crafts, songs, games, activities and swim time are sure to make everyone smile. Children must be potty trained. Instructor: Pat VanWinkle 7 Classes $82 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 39928 F Sep 6-Oct 18 10:00 am-12:00 pm 8 Classes $93 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 39929 F Nov 1-Dec 20 10:00 am-12:00 pm

This unparented program keeps 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 39981 W Dec 18 9:30 am-11:30 am

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 start the week off with FUN! Children must be potty trained. Instructor: Cara Clifford 6 Classes $70 ORC Youth Centre 39996 M Sep 9-Oct 21 9:15 am-11:15 am 7 Classes $81 ORC Youth Centre 39997 M Oct 28-Dec 16 9:15 am-11:15 am

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Programs General Programs Preschool Floor Hockey (3-6Y)

Children learn how to shoot, stick handle and pass the puck to team mates. Drills, fun games and other activities help introduce the children to age-appropriate fundamentals of floor hockey. CSAapproved hockey helmet with full cage is mandatory. Children must be potty trained. 8 Classes $55 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 40028 W Sep 4-Oct 23 1:45 pm-2:45 pm 40029 W Oct 30-Dec 18 1:45 pm-2:45 pm

Sports Galore (3-6Y)

This program introduces your child to floor hockey (helmet with full cage is mandatory for floor hockey), soccer, and many other sports as well as sport skills that are basic to other sports. 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 40143 W Sep 4-Oct 23 12:45 pm-1:45 pm 40144 W Oct 30-Dec 18 12:45 pm-1:45 pm 40145 Tu Sep 3-Oct 22 12:45 pm-1:45 pm 40146 Tu Oct 29-Dec 17 12:45 pm-1:45 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. Children must be potty trained. Instructor: Cara Clifford 8 Classes $93 Pason Centennial Arena Room 40147 Th Sep 5-Oct 24 9:00 am-11:00 am 40148 Th Oct 31-Dec 19 9:00 am-11:00 am

Time for Two’s (2-3Y)

This is an unparented program for two year olds or those who’ve just turned three, and it 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. 7 Classes $49 ORC Youth Centre 40173 F Sep 6-Oct 18 9:00 am-9:45 am 8 Classes $55 ORC Youth Centre 40170 Tu Sep 3-Oct 22 9:15 am-10:00 am 40171 W Sep 4-Oct 23 9:00 am-9:45 am 40172 Th Sep 5-Oct 24 9:00 am-9:45 am 40174 Th Oct 31-Dec 19 9:00 am-9:45 am 40175 F Nov 1-Dec 20 9:00 am-9:45 am 40176 Tu Oct 29-Dec 17 9:15 am-10:00 am 40177 W Oct 30-Dec 18 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 40184 W Sep 4-Oct 23 10:00 am-12:00 pm 40185 W Oct 30-Dec 18 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Super Soccer (3-6Y)

This is the perfect program for the young soccer fan to help 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 40152 Tu Sep 3-Oct 22 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm 40153 Tu Oct 29-Dec 17 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Tiggerific Time (3-6Y)

Is your preschooler bouncy, trouncy and always looking for fun, fun, fun? This play based active class keeps preschoolers moving and hopping the whole time! Children must be potty trained. Instructor: Pat VanWinkle 8 Classes $93 ORC Youth Centre 40166 Th Sep 5-Oct 24 10:00 am-12:00 pm 40167 Th Oct 31-Dec 19 10:00 am-12:00 pm

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Children & Teen Sports Mountain Mayhem

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

Practice the fundamental skills of badminton including the forehand, backhand, drop shot, smash and the serve. Participants must supply their own badminton racquets. 8-10Y

16 Classes 39838

$121 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium W Sep 4-Dec 18 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

16 Classes 39839

$121 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium W Sep 4-Dec 18 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

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. 16 Classes $182 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 39842 W Sep 4-Dec 18 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

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

Do you love playing ice or street hockey? Looking to learn or improve on specific skills? This course has something for everyone. Participants must provide their own equipment. Wooden blades are not permitted. CSA-approved hockey helmets with full cages are mandatory. 6-8Y

12 Classes 39923

$91 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium M Sep 9-Dec 16 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

12 Classes 39924

$91 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium M Sep 9-Dec 16 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

9-13Y

FUNday Basketball (Grades 1-4)

Community Programs is pleased to provide a fun-filled basketball program on select PD Days. Progressing from the FUNdamentals towards Learn to Train and Active for Life basketball skills and some game play is included. 1 Class $15 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 39946 F Sep 27 1:00 pm-2:30 pm 39947 F Nov 8 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Homeschool Skate (Grades 1-6)

Is your child homeschooled and looking for some skill-based physical activity? Join our exciting Homeschool Skate program, instructed by Liat Kobetitch, NCCP Level 3 Certified. Minimum numbers required. CSA-approved skate helmet is mandatory. Level One

8 Classes 39961 39962

$72 ORC Piper Arena W Sep 4-Oct 23 10:30 am-11:15 am W Oct 30-Dec 18 10:30 am-11:15 am

8 Classes 39963 39964

$72 ORC Piper Arena W Sep 4-Oct 23 11:15 am-12:00 pm W Oct 30-Dec 18 11:15 am-12:00 pm

Level Two (Power)

NEW (12-17Y)

Hit the slopes this winter and experience plenty of powder and endless runs. This program includes 3 trips to Canada Olympic Park and 1 trip to both Mount Norquay and Nakiska. This is a joint programming project with the Boys and Girls Club of Diamond Valley. HELMETS ARE MANDATORY. 5 Classes ORC Parking Lot 41026 Sa Nov 30, Dec 14, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 15 8:45 am-5:00 pm Lift Tickets & Rentals: $400 Lift Tickets Only: $270

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. 16 Classes $182 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 40180 Th Sep 5-Dec 19 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. 16 Classes $182 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 40181 Th Sep 5-Dec 19 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, then 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 CSAapproved ski/snowboarding helmet is mandatory. 4 Classes Meet at the ORC Lower Parking Lot 40186 F Nov 29-Dec 20 4:00 pm-10:30 pm Bus Only: $100.00 Lift & Bus: $200.00 Lift, Bus & Rental: $300.00

Youth Centre Hot Shot Challenge (12-17Y) Come test out your greatest HOT SHOTS in this challenge for youth aged 12-17. Think you have what it takes to come away the victor in these trick shot competitions? Then bring your A game down to the Shane Homes Gymnasium. 1 Class Each No Charge ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium Basketball

41037

Sa

Sep 21

5:00 pm-6:00 pm

41038

Sa

Oct 19

5:00 pm-6:00 pm

41039

Sa

Nov 16

5:00 pm-6:00 pm

41040

Sa

Dec 7

5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Badminton Volleyball Floor Hockey

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Programs Dance, Fitness & Wellness 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 $40 ORC Piper Arena 40206 M, Th, F Dec 30-Jan 3 10:00 am-11:00 am 40207 M, Th, F Dec 30-Jan 3 9:00 am-10:00 am :

Dance

This Community Dance Program is a series of classes offered through a unique partnership between Community Programs and Lottie Pederson. It provides children, youth and adults with an exceptional quality of instruction and years of graduated learning, with each class forming a foundation for the next year. New registrations are welcome into the program. A combination of age, experience and ability will be assessed to determine an appropriate class placement. The dance year ends with an opportunity to celebrate the participant’s achievements at a Spring Dance recital.

Creative and Jazz Dance Level 1 and 2 (5-6Y & 6-7Y)

Basic elements of Dance and Jazz Dance repertoire are introduced in a supportive, exciting and positive learning environment. Children develop dance skills and jazz dance repertoire while continuing to explore the creative process, spatial concepts, developmental movement patterns, and forming solid foundations for future dance studies. 12 Classes 39880

$162 ORC Exercise Studio F Sep 13-Nov 29 3:45 pm-4:30 pm

13 Classes 39877

$176 ORC Exercise Studio W Sep 11-Dec 4 4:10 pm-5:00 pm

Level 2 (6-7Y)

Creative and Jazz Dance Level 3 and 4 (8-11Y & 10-12Y)

Participants continue to build skills and repertoire in Jazz, Hip Hop and some classical Technique. Each class is a fun, high-energy mix of the hottest music, the latest dance moves as well as the traditional foundations that create great dancers and exciting classes. Level 3 (8-11Y)

Dancers expand their movement vocabularies in all directions, from the beauty of Classical/ Lyrical Dance to the fun of Funk, Hip Hop and Jazz Dance. Dancers build strength, flexibility, proper body alignment and style all while experiencing the joy of dance. Placement depends on combinations of age and experience. Level 1 (11-14Y)

13 Classes 39883

$182 ORC Exercise Studio W Sep 11-Dec 4 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

13 Classes 39884

$182 ORC Exercise Studio M Sep 9-Dec 16 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Level 2 (13-17Y)

Dance

Level 1 (5-6Y)

Jazz, Funk, Classical Combinations (11-14Y & 13-17Y)

13 Classes 39878

$176 ORC Exercise Studio M Sep 9-Dec 16 4:15 pm-5:15 pm

13 Classes 39879

$176 ORC Exercise Studio M Sep 9-Dec 16 5:15 pm-6:15 pm

Level 4 (10-12Y)

Fitness & Wellness Yoga Chaos (12-17Y)

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. 16 Classes $136 Pason Centennial Arena Room 40188 Th Sep 5-Dec 19 4:45 pm-5:45 pm

Yoga Chill for Teens (12-17Y)

A relaxing, slow-paced program that’s sure to ease away stress or worry by creating a state of clarity, confidence, body awareness, flexibility and strength. This practice builds knowledge of yoga postures and alignment, and each individual emerges with the ability to attain balance, health and joy through day-to-day life. Instructor: Angelica Janik 6 Classes $51 ORC Community Room 40940 M Sep 9-Oct 21 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. 16 Classes $136 Pason Centennial Arena Room 40191 Th Sep 5-Dec 19 3:45 pm-4:30 pm

Yoga Play for Children (8-11Y)

A fun-filled program tailored to the child’s mind. Learn new poses, along with breathing exercises taught in an exciting way—through games and activities! Each class explores your child’s imagination and creativity. Through creating individual sun salutations, we build strength, self-esteem and knowledge. Instructor: Angelica Yanik 6 Classes $51 ORC Community Room 40937 M Sep 9-Oct 21 3:45 pm-4:30 pm

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Children & Teen Fitness & Wellness and Youth PD Day Trips Zumbatomic® (5-8Y & 9-12Y)

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. 5-8Y

16 Classes 40216

$104 ORC Community Room Tu Sep 3-Dec 17 4:45 pm-5:30 pm

16 Classes 40217

$104 ORC Community Room Tu Sep 3-Dec 17 5:35 pm-6:25 pm

9-12Y

Youth PD Day Trips

NEW

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. 12 Classes $80 ORC Exercise Studio 5-8Y

41387

Sa

Sep 7- Dec 14

41427

Sa

Sep 7- Dec 14 11:30 am- 12:20 pm

9-12Y

10:30 am-11:20 am

Youth PD Day Trips (12-17Y)

Looking for something fun to do on your day off? Want to hang out with your friends and try something new? Check out these day trips that get you off the couch and doing something exciting. These programs have been developed as a partnership between the Town of Okotoks and the Town of High River. Supervision on these trips is not one-on-one; adult volunteers are welcome (on a first-come, first-serve basis).

Shakers Fun Centre

Zumbatomic with Tom (5-8Y + 9-12Y)

NEW

Spend your day racing go-karts, playing mini golf & laser tag, and testing your limits on the climbing wall at Shakers Fun Centre. Also receive a player card with $5.00 loaded on it and 2 pieces of pizza with a drink. Meet at the Okotoks Recreation Centre. 1 Class $69 40959 F Sep 27 9:45 am-4:15 pm

Red Surge Battlefield Laser Tag/Nanton Candy Store NEW

Spend 2 hours playing outdoor laser tag on 55 acres of land with state-of-the-art laser tag equipment. Afterwards stop at The Candy Store in Nanton, which boasts 1000’s of candies! Pack a lunch to have before laser tag and bring some money to spend at the candy store. Meet at the Okotoks Recreation Centre. 1 Class $57 40961 F Oct 11 10:45 am-4:45 pm

University of Calgary Campus Tour & Climbing Wall Experience NEW

Get to know the U of C campus by experiencing it directly during a guided campus tour. Afterward, take a 2-hour climbing session at the Outdoor Centre climbing wall. Instruction is included along with access to the bouldering wall. Pack a lunch or purchase one on campus. Meet at the Okotoks Recreation Centre. 1 Class $63 40960 F Nov 1 9:45 am-4:45 pm

Mount Royal University Tour & Scavenger Hunt NEW

Take a guided tour of Mount Royal University and see what they have to offer. Then explore the campus in pairs and complete a scavenger hunt for prizes. Pack a lunch or purchase one on campus. Meet at the Okotoks Recreation Centre. 1 Class $43 40962 F Nov 8 9:45 am-4:15 pm

Amazing Race: Two Towns Competition

NEW

Race around Okotoks in pairs, complete a different task at each pit stop and get to the finish line first to claim the top prize. But don’t be fooled, you are competing against a whole other set of teams in High River! 1 Class $10 Pason Centennial Arena 40963 F Nov 29 12:30 pm-4:00 pm

Telus Spark Centre

NEW

Calgary’s new kind of Science Centre has lit a spark of wonder and excitement. It is a place for people of all ages to let go and explore and discover science, technology and art! Pack a lunch or purchase one at the cafeteria. Meet at the Okotoks Recreation Centre. 1 Class $57 40964 F Dec 13 9:45 am-4:15 pm

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Children & Teen Arts & Crafts :

Inner Expressions Art – Me, Myself & I (9-13Y)

Arts & Crafts

Canadian Wildlife Drawing (6-9Y)

Because of Canada’s variety of climates and environments, young artists draw & learn about animals who have adapted surprisingly well to their shifting habitats! Instructor: Robin Thibodeau 6 Classes $72 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 39851 M Sep 9-Oct 21 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Drama Out Loud (9-12Y)

Learn how to perform off the cuff. Improvisations, drama games, and storytelling develop confidence and skills for performing and public speaking. Parents are invited to a performance in the last class. 13 Classes $105 Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) 40913 M Sep 9-Dec 16 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Drawing Dragons from around the World (9-12Y)

With a blend of Robin’s imagination and worldwide ancient lore, artists learn to draw legendary creatures and match them to suitable environments. Mixing materials are incorporated. Instructor: Robin Thibodeau 6 Classes $87 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 40926 W Oct 30-Dec 4 4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Drawing Mythical Creatures (9-12Y)

History is rich with stories and legends of mystical creatures, so young artists learn and draw everything from Hippogriffs and Hydras to Minotaurs and Centaurs amongst many more! Instructor: Robin Thibodeau. 6 Classes $87 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 39902 W Sep 11-Oct 16 4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Green Art (9-12Y)

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…Create! Create art from household items that might have made its way into the garbage. This class may include papermaking, sculpture, print making, and lots of other RRR art projects. 16 Classes $130 TBA 40915 Tu Sep 3-Dec 17 6:00 pm-7:00pm

Have you ever explored who you are through creating art? In this workshop participants will do just that! Every week different themes will be introduced to encourage self-exploration with art materials. Absolutely no art experience necessary! Instructor: Nicole Levesque 4 Classes $48 ORC Lecture Room 40947 Th Nov 7-Dec 5 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

That’s Not Paint (6-9Y)

Paint with shaving cream or use milk to make paint—science meets art in Okotoks! Explore colour and creativity with a variety of mediums. Be prepared to get a little dirty. 16 Classes $130 TBA 40914 Tu Sep 3-Dec 17 4:45 pm-5:45 pm

Triple Treat (6-9Y)

Broadway is calling your name! This combo class lets students explore performing arts through song, dance, and drama. Develop confidence and skills. Parents are invited to the final curtain call performance in the last class. 13 Classes $105 Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) 40910 M Sep 9-Dec 16 4:45 pm-5:45 pm

Under the Sea Drawing (6-9Y)

Young artists learn to draw weird, colourful, quick, spooky and viscously smart creatures of our vast deep blue seas! A great class to learn to mix n’ match materials! Instructor: Robin Thibodeau 6 Classes $72 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 40178 M Oct 28-Dec 9 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 artwork. All materials 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 40204 Sa Sep 21-Nov 23 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Inner Expressions Art - Dear Diary (9-13Y)

Come and explore how terrific you are by learning art journaling techniques! Participants explore the unique qualitites that make up who they are with different art materials and walk away with a journal that celebrates their fabulousness! Absolutely no art experience necessary! Instructor: Nicole Levesque 4 Classes $48 ORC Lecture Room 40946 Th Oct 3-Oct 24 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

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Children & Teen Personal Development Photo Caching (12-17Y)

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. Instructor: Theresa Arcega 2 Classes $55 ORC Community Room 39834 F-Sa Sep 6-Sep 7 Fri 6:00 pm-8:30 pm Sat 9:00 am-4:30 pm 39835 F-Sa Oct 25-Oct 26 Fri 6:00 pm-8:30 pm Sat 9:00 am-4:30 pm 39836 F-Sa Nov 22-Nov 23 Fri 6:00 pm-8:30 pm Sat 9:00 am-4:30 pm 39837 Th-F Jan 2-Jan 3 9:30 am-4:00 pm

Computers: MS Excel (12-17Y)

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. Instructor: Marty Gaffney 1 Class $20 ORC Youth Centre Computer Room 39861 Th Oct 10 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Computers: MS Word (12-17Y)

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. Instructor: Marty Gaffney 1 Class $20 ORC Youth Centre Computer Room 39867 Th Nov 7 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 39958 F-Sa Oct 4-Oct 5 Fri - 6:30 pm-8:00 pm Sat – 9:00 am–12:30 pm 39959 F-Sa Dec 13-Dec 14 Fri - 6:30 pm-8:00 pm Sat – 9:00 am–12:30 pm

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 40012 Sa Oct 19 1:00 pm-5:00 pm 40013 Sa Nov 16 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Safekids2 (6-12Y)

Make your community safer by street wising your children. 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 $40 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 40114 Sa Oct 5 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Scavenger Hunt (8-15Y)

Join the scavenger hunt as a team of two, 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 to find all the items wins a prize. 1 Class $10 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 40115 Sa Sep 14 1:00 pm-3:00 pm 40116 Sa Nov 2 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Youth Leadership Program (13-17Y)

This leadership program provides youth with a basic understanding of what is required to be a leader in our community. Components covered in this program include communication, team building, public speaking, leadership styles, customer service and more. After completion participants will have the necessary skills to volunteer in a children’s program. 4 Classes $20 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 40205 Th Sep 12-Oct 3 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

How to Survive Junior High!

Lockers, binders and even more homework? Learn how time/self management skills will help you be successful in school, while leaving 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 39965 M Sep 16 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

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Children & Teen PD Day Camps PD Day Camps 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 Date

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

Pre/Post CamP CaRE

Reg #

Full Day $30/day

Reg#

AM Only $18/half day

Reg #

PM Only $18/half day

Reg#

AM or PM $3/block 7 am-9 am/ 4 pm-6pm 7 am-9 am/ 4 pm-6pm 7 am-9 am/ 4 pm-6pm 7 am-9 am/ 4 pm-6pm 7 am-9 am/ 4 pm-6pm 7 am-9 am/ 4 pm-6pm 7 am-9 am/ 4 pm-6pm 7 am-9 am/ 4 pm-6pm

F

Sep 27

40117

9 am-4 pm

39930

9 am-12:30 pm

39936

12:30 pm -4 pm

40123

F

Oct 11

40118

9 am-4 pm

39931

9 am-12:30 pm

39937

12:30 pm -4 pm

40124

Tu Oct 15

40893

9 am-4 pm

41083

9 am-12:30 pm

41084

12:30 pm -4 pm

41085

F

Nov 1

40119

9 am-4 pm

39938

9 am-12:30 pm

39932

12:30 pm -4 pm

40125

F

Nov 8

40120

9 am-4 pm

39933

9 am-12:30 pm

39939

12:30 pm -4 pm

40126

F

Nov 22

40894

9 am-4 pm

41081

9 am-12:30 pm

41082

12:30 pm -4 pm

41086

F

Nov 29

40121

9 am-4 pm

39934

9 am-12:30 pm

39940

12:30 pm -4 pm

40127

F

Dec 13

40122

9 am-4 pm

39935

9 am-12:30 pm

39941

12:30 pm -4 pm

40128

School’s Out:

Winter PD Day Camps

Reg # Dec 23, 24, 27, 30, & 31 Jan 2 & 3

40130

Full Day $30/day 9 am-4 pm

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Adult Sports Learn to Skate (16+ yrs)

Sports Badminton Co-ed (16+ yrs)

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. Pre-registration is required; drop-in not available. 16 Classes $95 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 39840 Th Sep 5-Dec 19 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

Basketball: Co-ed (16+ yrs)

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 not available. 16 Classes $112 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 39843 W Sep 4-Dec 18 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

Floor Hockey (16+ yrs)

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. Pre-registration is required; dropin not available. 15 Classes $105 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 39827 Su Sep 8-Dec 22 7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Ladies Hockey: Introductory Level

Volleyball: Co-ed (16+ yrs)

Join our co-ed mixed level volleyball for a great game of volleyball in a fun and social environment. All levels of players are invited to register. Pre-registration is required; drop-in not available. 16 Classes $112 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 40183 Tu Sep 3-Dec 17 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

Volleyball: Co-ed Intermediate (16+ yrs)

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 not available. 16 Classes $112 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 40182 Tu Sep 3-Dec 17 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

NEW

New to hockey? First time without figure skates? No problem! This is for players with less than 3 years of hockey experience. Skating, stopping, puck handling, shooting, and a few more skills will be taught, including a 25-minute game of shinny to try out your new skills. Safety first—CSA-approved helmet, knee pads, elbow pads & gloves are required (full equipment if you have it). 2 Classes $40 ORC Murray Arena 41030 Th Sep 12-Sep 19 9:30 am-10:45 am

Ladies Hockey: Intermediate Level

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 mandatory. Instructor: Liat Kobetitch, NCCP Level 3. 8 Classes $85 ORC Piper Arena 39828 W Sep 4-Oct 23 9:30 am-10:30 am 39829 W Oct 30-Dec 18 9:30 am-10:30 am

Dust off the hockey gear; it’s time to lace up the skates. This program is for those ladies wanting a little edge before the season starts. 45-minutes of skills, skating & edge control, stops, puck handling, and shot strengthening is topped off with a 30-minute scrimmage to put new moves to work. Full equipment required. 2 Classes $40 ORC Murray Arena 41031 Th Sep 26-Oct 3 9:30 am-10:45 am

Golf Preparation Program –

NEW

Looking to see some improvements in your golf game? Participate in this 3-phase golf fitness program and begin to experience results on the golf course. Although golf-specific, this program is open to any level of fitness, including non-golfers. Phase II - Winter 2014. Phase III - Spring 2014. (This program is in partnership with Natural High Fitness & Athletics.)

Golf Fitness: Phase I – General Conditioning It’s not too early to start thinking about golf! Begin your golf training program by participating in this course aimed at improving general fitness .While golf will be the primary focus, anyone wishing to improve their cardiovascular fitness and overall strength and flexibility will also benefit from this program. 16 classes $168 ORC Shane Home Gymnasium 40970 Tu Sep 3-Dec 17 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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Adult Dance Dance: Let’s Move Intermediate with Lottie Pederson

Dance Ballroom Latin with Sasha

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. Instructor: Sasha Filonenko 16 Classes $168 ORC Community Room 39841 Th Sep 5-Dec 19 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

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. 13 Classes $178 ORC Exercise Studio 39888 W Sep 11-Dec 4 6:25 pm-7:25 pm

Beginner Line Dancing

Women’s Latin Dance

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 all while having fun. Great for all age groups, no partner necessary! 15 Classes $158 ORC Community Room 39875 Th Sep 5-Dec 19 11:00 am-12:00 pm 16 Classes $168 ORC Community Room 39874 Tu Sep 3-Dec 17 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

NEW

Strictly for women. Enjoy this upbeat exercise dance class while learning Latin steps, movements, and short routines to increase your cardio. This class includes various Latin dances such as salsa, merengue, samba, and a taste of the Carribean style movements. Instructor: Sasha Filonenko 16 Classes $168 ORC Community Room 40918 Th Sep 5-Dec 19 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Zumba®

Burlesque

Learn to appreciate the beauty of your body and express it through movement. This class is for women only. Class includes core conditioning, cardio, and choreography. Instructor: Sasha Filonenko 16 Classes $168 ORC Community Room 39850 Th Sep 5-Dec 19 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 those that want a class that is considerate of the body. 12 Classes $164 ORC Exercise Studio 39885 W Sep 18-Dec 4 12:40 pm-1:40 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. 13 Classes $178 ORC Exercise Studio 39887 F Sep 13-Dec 6 10:45 am-11:45 am

Zumba® is easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, dance fitness-party that keeps you fit while having fun. Zumba® is an energizing and effective workout that everyone can enjoy. The music uses dance moves and rhythms from Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue and more to make you forget you are exercising! 13 Classes $152 ORC Exercise Studio 40208 M Sep 9-Dec 16 10:00 am-11:00 am 15 Classes $175 ORC Community Room 40214 W Sep 4-Dec 11 9:00 am-10:00 am 16 Classes $187 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 41013 F Sep 6-Dec 20 9:00 am-10:00 am 16 Classes $187 ORC Community Room 40209 Tu Sep 3-Dec 17 6:30 pm-7:30 pm 40212 Th Sep 5-Dec 19 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Zumba® for Special Needs

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Zumba® for Special Needs is an easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, dance fitness class that will be tailored to meet the specific needs of the participants, and keep you fit while having fun. The music uses dance moves and rhythms from Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue, and more and makes you forget you are exercising! Note: An aide must accompany each participant to all classes. 8 Classes $72 ORC Community Room 40957 Tu Sep 3-Oct 22 1:30 pm-2:15 pm 40958 Tu Oct 29-Dec 17 1:30 pm-2:15 pm

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Adult Fitness, Health & Wellness Fitness, Health & Wellness NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, participants must provide their own workout mat for all fitness, yoga, and Pilates classes.

55+ Fitness with Doris Blais

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. 14 Classes $110 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 39819 Th Sep 19-Dec 19 10:30 am-11:30 am 40974 Tu Sep 17-Dec 17 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

55+ Pilates 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. 14 Classes $110 ORC Community Room 39821 Tu Sep 17-Dec 17 10:30 am-11:30 am

55+ Yoga

Enjoy 55+ Yoga in a supportive and gentle way. Learn different ways to keep your joints moving, muscles toned and relax your mind. It’s a great way to start your yoga practice and your week. 13 Classes $101 ORC Community Room 39822 M Sep 9-Dec 16 11:30 am-12:30 pm 15 Classes $117 ORC Community Room 39823 W Sep 4-Dec 11 10:15 am-11:15 am

B.L.T. Fitness with Doris Blais

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Join Doris for a fun, 45-minute class that incorporates bands and Bender Balls while strengthening and toning your buns, legs, & tums. Great for all levels! 11 Classes $116 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 40973 M Sep 16-Dec 16 12:05 pm-12:50 pm

Booty Buns with Lottie Pederson

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, and core strengthening of Pilates. Movement Guru Lottie Pederson brings the absolutely hottest fitness workout from New York to Okotoks. 12 Classes $164 ORC Exercise Studio 39846 W Sep 18-Dec 4 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Core & Cardio Classic

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Get functional and fit all at the same time! This quick and effective class incorporates core stabilization exercises and abdominal strength moves, along with quick cardio intervals. Designed to keep your heart rate up while developing postural strength and stability. Get ready to sweat! Instructor: Carlie Nicol 13 Classes $137 ORC Community Room 40950 M Sep 9-Dec 2 8:45 am-9:30 am

G-Force Training

This class targets every zone of your body through a combination of explosive plyometric training, aeroboxing skills and athletic conditioning intervals. Finish the class with core training, targeting your midsection and a well-deserved stretch series. 16 Classes $168 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 39949 Tu Sep 3-Dec 17 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Golf Fitness: Phase I - General Conditioning NEW

Looking for some improvements in your golf game? Participate in this 3-phase golf fitness program and begin to experience results on the golf course. Although golf-specific, this program is open to any level of fitness, including non-golfers. Phase II - Winter 2014. Phase III - Spring 2014. 16 Classes $168 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 40970 Tu Sep 3-Dec 17 11:30 pm-12:30 pm

Healing Mudras (Yoga of Hands)

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Learn a new and simple approach to healing through the hands. This course introduces you to the ways healing energy can flow to different parts of the body, and specifically look at body detoxification. 8 Classes $104 ORC Lecture Room 41028 W Sep 18-Nov 6 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Inside-Out Fitness

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Class occurs outside when weather is conducive to training,and indoors when wintery gloom sets in. With a focus on using body weight and outdoor fixtures like stairs and benches, you experience a challenging and invigorating workout as you breathe in fresh outdoor air. Suitable for beginners. 16 Classes $168 ORC Community Room 41014 Tu Sep 3-Dec 17 12:00 pm-1:00 pm 41015 F Sep 6-Dec 20 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Living Well: Exercise for Quality of Life (formerly Living Well-Maintenance Course)

This course is suitable for individuals with long-term, managed health conditions looking to participate in group exercise in a safe, motivating environment. You gain confidence as you’re introduced to a variety of exercises. Graduates of the ‘Living Well with a Chronic Condition Program’ are encouraged to participate in this program. 6 Classes $47 ORC Exercise Studio 40996 M Sep 9-Oct 21 12:30 pm-1:30 pm 7 Classes $55 ORC Exercise Studio 40997 M Oct 28-Dec 16 12:30 pm-1:30 pm 8 Classes $63 ORC Exercise Studio 40998 Th Sep 5-Oct 24 12:30 pm-1:30 pm 40999 Th Oct 31-Dec 19 12:30 pm-1:30 pm

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Adult Fitness, Health & Wellness Meditation for Beginners with Christine Wushke

Looking for some serenity in your life, 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 incorporating it into your dayto-day life situations. 13 Classes $175 ORC Youth Centre 39994 M Sep 9-Dec 16 6:15 pm-7:45 pm

Mind Armour

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 Services, Studio 39995 Sa Nov 23 12:30 pm-4:30 pm

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 dance with the eastern martial arts, Nia® also incorporates the powerful, conscious postures of yoga. This systemic, exhilarating, nonimpact aerobic workout is ideal for all ages and fitness levels. 16 Classes $168 ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium 40002 Tu Sep 3-Dec 17 9:15 am-10:15 am 40003 Th Sep 5-Dec 19 9:15 am-10:15 am 7 Classes $74 ORC Community Room 41012 M Oct 28-Dec 16 6:15 pm-7:15 pm

Introduction to Pilates Equipment with Lottie Pederson

Take your Pilates experience to a whole new level! Balance, control, strength and flexibility are all challenged during this unique opportunity to work out using high-end Pilates studio equipment.The Pilates Chair will be the primary piece of Pilates equipment used to introduce participants to the fascinating world of Pilates Equipment. 6 Classes $126 Okotoks Ag Society Meeting Room 41020 Th Sep 19-Oct 24 6:30 pm-7:30 pm 41021 Th Nov 7-Dec 12 6:30 pm-7:30 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, muscles are fatigued systematically, and you flow from one movement to the next, keeping you focused and present; integrating each system. 13 Classes $178 ORC Exercise Studio 40014 F Sep 13-Dec 6 9:30 am-10:30 am

Pilates/Yoga: Body Blends Fundamentals with Lottie Pederson

An energetic yet relaxing mix of Pilates Fundamentals,Yoga, stretching and flexibility leaves you feeling great! Learn the fundamental muscular recruitment to transform your core, producing flat lean abdominals, long-term postural benefits and strong pain-free backs. An excellent class for participants new to Pilates/Yoga considerations. 12 Classes $164 ORC Exercise Studio 40016 W Sep 18-Dec 4 1:50 pm-2:50 pm 13 Classes $178 ORC Exercise Studio 40015 M Sep 9-Dec 16 7:45 pm-8:45 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. Work from your true core, as well as challenge balance, endurance and control. While your midriff is always centre stage, full body exercises are also woven throughout each class. Result: improved performance in all activities. 13 Classes $178 ORC Exercise Studio 40017 W Sep 11-Dec 4 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Pranic Healing

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Pranic healing is a method of healing a variety of physical and mental ailments without medicine, side effects, pain or touch. It utilizes energy present in the universe to treat the human aura. Join Anjna Brahmbhatt as she teaches a variety of skills utilized in this practice. No experience required. 2 Classes $104 ORC Lecture Room 41027 Sa-Su Oct 26-Oct 27 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Qigong Intro - So Many Choices

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This complimentary class assists you in deciding which Qigong form fits best. Will it be Hui Gong, Radiant Lotus Women’s, or 1000 Hands Buddha Qigong. Eraine shares each form’s purpose and basic moves to assist you in your final decision. Instructor: Eraine Wegiel 1 Class FREE Pason Centennial Arena Room 40907 W Sep 4 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Qigong - 1000 Hands Buddha

Discover meditation easier with the slow movement and visualization of the ancient qigong practice of 1000 Hands Buddha. The form reveals to the practitioner the 3 secrets of qigong. Awakening these secrets allows you to develop your awareness of energy. (Yoga mat/ blanket/or meditation pillow recommended). Instructor: Eraine Wegiel 11 Classes $143 Pason Centennial Arena Room 40909 W Sep 11-Nov 20 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

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Adult Fitness, Health & Wellness Qigong - Hui Gong (Wisdom Qigong)

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Wisdom qigong develops the human potential, bringing mind-heart tranquility by cleansing, and replaces the ‘monkey’ mind. The form awakens the spirits of the 5 organs, and is an effective form for addressing ‘pre’ immunity, difficulty focusing, forgetfulness, allergies and more. Instructor: Eraine Wegiel 11 Classes $143 Pason Centennial Arena Room 40908 Th Sep 12-Nov 21 7:30 pm-7:30 pm

Qigong - Radiant Lotus Women’s Qigong (RLWQ)

RLWQ addresses the uniqueness of each woman, and offers options for releasing old energy patterns in the body while invigorating the body’s natural immunity. Emotional health is addressed as much as the physiology of a woman. Instructor: Eraine Wegiel 11 Classes $143 Pason Centennial Arena Room 40106 W Sep 11-Nov 20 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Reiki - Free Information Night

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 40108 Tu Oct 1 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Reiki - Level One

A wholesome system of natural healing for total relaxation and stress release at physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels, Reiki 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 40109 Sa Oct 19 9:30 am-5:30 pm

Reiki - Level Two

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 will receive the attunements to use the three sacred symbols. Increase your intuition, compassion and spiritual awareness. 1 Class $200 Pason Centennial Arena Room 40110 Sa Nov 23 9:30 am-5:30 pm

Self Hypnosis

This interactive lesson allows students to experience hypnosis and how to enter a state of hypnosis on their 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 Services, Studio 40134 Sa Nov 30 12:30 pm-4:30 pm

Strollers & Strength

Work out with your stroller and baby! This fun, social fitness class combines walking with strength training exercises. Although the plan is structured, there is also flexibility that allows each member to pursue their own potential. 16 Classes $168 Pason Centennial Arena Walking Track 40151 Tu, Th Sep 3-Oct 24 10:45 am-11:45 am 40951 Tu, Th Oct 29-Dec 19 10:45 am-11:45 am

Tai Chi: Introductory Workshop

Tai Chi is in its essence martial art but is mostly practised for healing purposes and relaxation. Explore these aspects as well as our own inclinations to find out how Tai Chi can benefit both 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 Sponiar 1 Class $20 ORC Community Room 40158 W Sep 4 7:00 pm-7:00 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 you learn short sequences, which you’ll be able to use as a daily routine for stress relief. Suitable for any fitness level. Instructor: Jane Sponiar Beginner

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Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) Sep 11-Oct 23 11:00 am-12:00 pm Nov 6-Dec 18 11:00 am-12:00 pm

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Intermediate

Yoga: Akhanda Yoga with Angelica Janik

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Fun-flowing and suitable for all levels, this class helps bring alignment into the body and ease the mind through breathing, calming and deep relaxation. The class includes components of strength, balance, flexibility and restoration. Variety is offered through weekly sequence changes of salutations, standing, balancing, twisting, light inversions and seated postures. 6 Classes $98 ORC Community Room 40941 M Sep 9-Oct 21 6:00 pm-7:15 pm

Yoga: All Levels

Practice classical yoga poses, breath awareness and relaxation. This Hatha yoga class is taught with modifications to suit the individual needs of students. Suitable for both beginners and experienced yoga practitioners. Blanket required. Instructor: Debbie Herring 13 Classes $212 ORC Community Room 40192 Th Sep 5-Nov 28 9:30 am-10:45 am 11 Classes $179 ORC Community Room 40953 W Sep 18-Nov 27 6:15 pm-7:30 pm

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Adult Fitness, Health & Wellness, Home Style Yoga: Beginner/Intermediate

This class will focus on breath awareness, simple postures, and relaxation. It is designed for the beginner student as well as those who want to continue a simple yoga practice. Poses will be taught with modifications and can be advanced for the seasoned participant. Instructor: Carlie Nicol 13 Classes $254 ORC Community Room 40194 M Sep 9-Dec 16 9:45 am-11:15 am

Yoga: Critical Alignment Yoga

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Yoga: Hatha Yoga for All

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. 16 Classes $208 Foothills Training Services, Studio 40198 F Sep 6-Dec 20 10:30 am-11:30 am 16 Classes $260 ORC Exercise Studio 40197 W Sep 4-Dec 18 9:15 am-10:15 am

Participate in slow, mindful movements to activate postural muscles, develop deeper awareness, and improve movement and alignment in your spinal area. Designed specifically for individuals with back problems, this class will result in increased freedom in whole body movements (hips, knees, shoulders) and, in most cases, will bring pain relief. Instructor: Jane Sponiar 11 Classes $143 ORC Community Room 40952 W Sep 4-Dec 18 1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Yoga: Foundations of Ashtanga Yoga

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Learn Ashtanga Yoga with an emphasis on breath-synchronized movement (vinyasa), ujjayi breath (pranayama) and proper alignment. Open to all levels, we explore the 72 postures of the primary series ‘Yoga Chikitsa’ (yoga therapy), including standing, balancing and seated postures to build strength, improve flexibility and find peace of mind. 10 Classes $163 ORC Community Room 40983 M Sep 9-Dec 9 7:30 pm-8:45 pm

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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. 12 Classes $125 ORC Exercise Studio 40201 W Sep 11-Nov 27 10:15 am-11:15 am 16 Classes $166 Foothills Training Services, Studio 40199 F Sep 6-Dec 20 9:15 am-10:15 am 16 Classes $166 ORC Community Room 40200 Tu Sep 3-Dec 17 9:15 am-10:15 am

Yoga: Therapeutic Yoga

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Do you suffer from physically limiting conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, or multiple sclerosis, to name a few? If so, then this gentle and slow-paced yoga class is for you. Learn yoga poses in either a seated or standing position, depending on your comfort level, and improve functional flexibility and quality of life! Beginners welcome! Instructor: Carlie Nicol 16 Classes $125 ORC Lecture Room 40995 Tu Sep 3-Dec 17 10:30 am-11:15 am

Home Style—Inside & Out Home Owner Basic Pruning Workshop

Learn the basics of tree pruning in this 4-hour course. We cover when and how to prune, as well as the most serious pests and diseases. Weather permitting, we go outside to demonstrate techniques and look at trees and shrubs. 1 Class FREE ORC Youth Centre 39960 Sa Sep 21 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Radon: Be Safe. Get Tested

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Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and radon experts will help you discover what it is and where it comes from. You will understand the health risks, how it gets into your home, how to test for it, and how to reduce it to make your home a safer place. 1 Class $25 ORC Community Room 41022 W Oct 23 7:45 pm-8:45 pm 41023 W Nov 20 7:45 pm-8:45 pm

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Adult Parenting Programs Seniors and Babies Rhythm and Rhyme (Babies 0-15 months with parent caregiver)

Parenting Programs Building Blocks

Do you want to talk about ways to help nurture your child’s learning? Building Blocks happens in your home with trained Literacy Builders who help you make a fun and entertaining learning plan for your family. This is a program partnership between Community Programs and Literacy for Life. Phone Literacy for Life at 403-652-5090 for more information.

How to Survive your Junior High Student!

Learn how to talk to your teen so they 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 Multi Purpose Room 39966 M Sep 23 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Little Warriors Workshop

This revolutionary, research based training educates adults how to help prevent, recognize and react responsibility to child sexual abuse. Adults will learn how to talk to children about their bodies and personal boundaries. They’ll also learn where to get help should a child disclose abuse, or if abuse is suspected. 1 Class $30 ORC Lecture Room 41392 Tu 6:30 pm-9:30 pm 1 Class $30 ORC Community Room 41393 Sa 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

New Moms: How to Reclaim your Sanity!

Come learn systems and techniques to support you and your family in your role as a mom. Work smarter not harder! Facilitator: Simply Empower 1 Class $90 ORC Board Room 40000 F Oct 4 10:00 am-12:00 pm 40001 F Nov 29 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Rhythm and Rhyme (Babies 0-12 months with parent/caregiver)

Meet new people in a relaxed space while you learn songs, rhymes, and activities that fit the age of your child. You learn strategies to engage your child as they move through the different stages. Registration begins Tuesday August 20, 2013 online at www.litforlife. com or phone Literacy for Life at 403-652-5090. This is a program partnership between Community Programs and Literacy for Life. 10 Classes Free Crystal Shores Beach House Th Sept 26–Nov 28 10:30 am-11:00 am

Bring joy to seniors while sharing songs, rhymes, and early learning ideas with your baby at local senior residences. Registration begins Tuesday August 20, 2013 online at www.litforlife.com or call 403938-2959 in Okotoks for more details. This is a program partnership between Community Programs and Literacy for Life. 8 Classes Free Sandstone Lodge M Sept 23-Nov 25 10:00 am-10:30 am 8 Classes Free Tudor Manor M Sept 23-Nov 25 2:15 pm-2:45 pm

Triple P Seminar Series (for parents with children 0-12 yrs)

Most of the time, parenting is great fun and you know you are doing a good job. There are times when things get a little tricky—when your toddler won’t eat dinner or your six-year-old won’t pick up toys. Maybe it’s when your pre-teen is disrespectful. If only someone could give you some ideas to make those times easier! If this sounds familiar, a Triple P Seminar may be just for you! Join us for one or all of these informative sessions. No Charge Pre-registration required ORC Youth Centre The Power of Positive Parenting

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Raising Confident, Competent Children Raising Resilient Children

Teen Triple P Seminar Series (for parents with children 13-18 yrs)

Parenting teenagers is not an easy job. The Triple P Seminar series offers helpful information and suggestions around helping teenagers become responsible, competent young adults who are connected to their community. Join us for one or all of these informative seminars. No Charge Pre-registration Required ORC Youth Centre Raising Responsible Teenagers

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Adult Personal Development First Aid - CPR Recertification

Personal Development Learn to Learn

Would you like to become a better learner? In a supportive environment we help you understand your ‘learning style’, how to manage learning anxiety and pass on useful learning strategies. Please call Literacy for Life at 403-652-5090 for more information.

English Language Learning Workshops

Literacy for Life offers English language learning workshops designed to assist individuals to develop their everyday English language skills. Please contact the Literacy for Life office at 403-652-5090 for more information.

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 emergencies involving infants and children. Please bring refreshments, pen, blanket and doll. Dress comfortably. Instructor: Shay Ford 2 Classes $125 ORC Board Room 39906 Sa-Su Sep 21-Sep 22 8:30 am-4:00 pm

First Aid - Childcare Recertification

A recertification program for those holding a CURRENTLY VALID First Aid in Child Care certificate no older than 3 years. Practical skills are emphasized, so participants must be familiar with First Aid and CPR theory. Instructor: Shay Ford 1 Class $75 ORC Board Room 39907 Sa Sep 7 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, as well as perform one and two rescue CPR-C choking procedures. Instructor: Shay Ford 1 Class $75 ORC Board Room 39908 Sa Sep 21 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 current CPR-HCP certificate. Must bring CURRENTLY VALID CPR-HCP certificate to class. Practical skills are emphasized; participants must be familiar with CPR theory. Instructor: Shay Ford 1 Class $45 ORC Board Room 39909 Sa Sep 7 8:30 am-12:30 pm

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 Multi Purpose Room 39910 Sa Sep 14 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. Instructor: Cara Clifford 1 Class $75 ORC Community Room 39913 Sa Sep 7 9:30 am-5:30 pm 1 Class $75 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 39911 Sa Nov 30 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. Instructor: Cara Clifford 2 Classes $125 ORC Community Room 39915 Sa-Su Sep 7-Sep 8 9:30 am-5:30 pm 2 Classes $125 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 39914 Sa-Su Nov 30-Dec 1 9:30 am-5:30 pm

First Aid - Standard/CPR (C) Recertification

First aid certification is valid for three years; this recertification course is for anyone whose certification is current but coming up for renewal. Please bring your CURRENTLY VALID First Aid certificate with you to class. Instructor: Cara Clifford 1 Class $75 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 40979 Sa Sep 14 9:30 am-3:30 pm

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 is provided during the course; additional fees apply. Facilitator: Irma Connell 20 Classes $75 ORC Board Room 39950 Tu, Th Sep 3-Nov 7 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

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Adult Personal Development German: Introduction

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This starter course for German language focuses on grammar basics, regular sentence structure, and reading and listening comprehension skills. Everyday topics are covered to enable students to engage in simple conversation, as well as request things and information. Conversation and cultural aspects are included and interwoven throughout the session’s topics. 16 Classes $385 Foothills Composite HS Classroom 40982 F Sep 6-Dec 20 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

HELP! My Parents are Aging: The Sandwich Generation

Find out how to avoid the 3 common mistakes the sandwich generation makes that keep 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 ORC Lecture Room 39957 F Oct 25 10:00 am-12:00 pm 1 Class $90 T.B.A. 39956 M Sep 23 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

How to Survive your Junior High Student!

Learn how to talk to your teen so they 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 Multi Purpose Room 39966 M Sep 23 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Live A Meaningful Life

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With so many demands, choices and influences, how do you know what’s authentically important to you? Join Katie Grinham for this fun, straight-forward way of discovering your specific values. Seeing how these values affect your decisions and feelings about your work, family and relationships, will bring more meaning into your daily life. 1 Class $40 ORC Community Room 41024 Sa Oct 19 12:30 pm-4:00 pm 41025 Sa Nov 30 12:30 pm-4:00 pm

Power of Choice

Enhance your ability to meet life on its terms, to feel successful and begin to understand the concept of ‘Choosing How You Feel’, as well as increase 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 ORC Youth Centre TV Room 39587 W Sep 25-Oct 30 7:00 pm-9:00 pm 39588 W Nov 6-Dec 11 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. Understand the concept of ‘Choosing How You’ll Feel’ and increase your 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 ORC Youth Centre TV Room 39590 Tu Sep 24-Oct 29 7:00 pm-9:00 pm 39591 Tu Nov 5-Dec 10 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Power of Choice - Process Group

This program is for individuals who have completed the Power of Choice program. Group members work together to determine the agenda. This is an opportunity to work with a group of people who are interested in solving some of life’s problems in a safe and respectful environment. Facilitator: Bill Law 10 Classes $95 ORC Youth Centre TV Room 39593 Th Oct 10-Dec 12 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 life saving. 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 Services, Studio 40133 Sa Nov 16 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 computerized accounting systems are built. Instructor: Lorne Hutchison 9 Classes $125 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 40139 Tu Sep 10-Nov 5 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Spanish: Introduction

This course introduces basic concepts of the Spanish language, such as sentence structure and grammar, and allows students to gradually learn commonly used expressions such as greetings, and basic vocabulary for travellers. Instructor: Victor Pastor 16 Classes $385 Foothills Composite HS Classroom 40978 Th Sep 5-Dec 19 7:00 pm-9:00 pm 16 Classes $385 Foothills Composite HS Classroom 40977 Tu Sep 3-Dec 17 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

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Adult Personal Development & Computers and Technology Spanish: Intermediate

This class is intended for students who have taken the beginner course and want to continue learning Spanish. Instruction is all in Spanish, allowing students to immerse themselves in the language. Instructor: Victor Pastor 16 Classes $385 Foothills Composite HS Classroom 40142 W Sep 4-Dec 18 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 of stress, while helping you recognize your triggers, signs and symptoms. Develop a personal action plan to gain balance in your life. Facilitator: Simply Empower 1 Class $90 T.B.A. 40149 M Nov 4 7:00 pm-9:00 pm 40150 M Dec 2 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Computers and Technology 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 $120 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 39856 M, W Sep 9-Sep 18 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 39857 W Dec 4 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 it will make your life on the Internet so much easier. Instructor: Marty Gaffney 1 Class $45 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 39855 Tu Sep 17 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Computers: Internet ABC’s

A gently paced class that is hands-on and 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 also discussed. Instructor: Marty Gaffney 2 Classes $60 ORC Youth Centre Computer Room 39858 M, W Sep 30-Oct 2 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. See what sites your children have been visiting, and more importantly, see 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 39859 W Dec 11 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Computers: Maintenance and Repair

Did you know that fonts could cause a computer to crash? Maximize your computer’s efficiency and longevity, and find out how to regain your computer’s speed with tweaking tricks and regular maintenance practices. Instructor: Terry Duncan 1 Class $38 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 39860 M Dec 9 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

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Adult Computers and Technology Computers: MS Excel - Beginner

You are introduced to the basic functions of Excel including creating formulas and functions, along with generating financial reports, formatting and merging documents. Familiarity with Windows is recommended. Instructor: Terry Duncan 2 Classes $75 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 39862 Tu, Th Oct 15-Oct 17 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Computers: MS Excel - Intermediate

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 39863 Tu, Th Nov 5-Nov 7 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Computers: MS Office

Develop basic skills in the widely used Office Suite software. Word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and email applications are covered with related exercises to expose students to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and their many uses. Instructor: Terry Duncan 4 Classes $150 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 39864 M, W Oct 21-Oct 30 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Computers: MS PowerPoint

Develop basic skills to create computerized presentations with PowerPoint. Learn how to work with 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 ORC Youth Centre Computer Room 39865 Tu Nov 19 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Computers: MS Word - Intermediate/ Advanced

Learn some more of the advanced features within MS Word, such as tables, AutoShapes, reviewing, adding comments and Mail Merge. Instructor: Marty Gaffney 2 Classes $60 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 39868 Tu, Th Nov 26-Nov 28 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 $75 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 39870 M, W Nov 18-Nov 20 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Introduction to Digital SLR Cameras

Explore all the different functions and tools your dSLR 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 ORC Lecture Room 39973 Tu Nov 5-Nov 26 7:00 pm-8:00 pm 39974 Tu, Th Oct 22-Oct 31 7:00 pm-8:00 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 to MS Publisher. Basic computer knowledge is required. Instructor: Marty Gaffney 1 Class $45 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 39866 Th Nov 21 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Computers: MS Word - Beginner

This course will walk you through how to use MS Word from the ground up. Learn how to insert, format, copy and paste text, graphics, as well as headers and footers. Instructor: Marty Gaffney 2 Classes $60 ORC Youth Centre Computer Room 39869 Tu, Th Sep 24-Sep 26 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

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S a t u r d a y, S e p t e m b e r 2 1 | 9 : 3 0 a m - 4 p m Okotoks Recreation Centre | 99 Okotoks Drive 9:00am-9:30am

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE AGENDA Welcome & Registration

9:30am-10:30am

Opening Keynote Speaker

10:35am-11:30am

Session 1 – Attend one of the following sessions:

11:35am-12:30pm

Session 2 – Attend one of the following sessions:

12:30pm-1:00pm 1:00pm-1:55pm

Lunch, included with conference registration Session 3 – Attend one of the following sessions

2:00pm-2:55pm

Session 4 – Attend one of the following sessions

3:00pm-4:00pm

Closing Keynote Speakers

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$35

“Having a Good Time”, Karen Driedger Girl chat can cover a million things from family and health, to your love life, to recipes, trips and bathroom design! Whatever you talk about—serious or lighthearted, getting out with friends is critical for your health and wellbeing. Enjoy this colourful and meaningful conversation about “having a good time” and have a good time doing it! Good Morning Yoga: Start your day with some zen—this flow class will help open your body and mind. Get your Attitude Advantage: What happens to your body when you are in a stressful situation? Learn where you are on your emotional landscape, explore how emotions affect you and your body, and learn to create a fuller life. Photographing Children: Learn some tips and tricks from nationally accredited child photographer, Karyn Lee, as she discusses details like location, posing, lighting, how to keep their attention, and capturing action shots. Rolling for Relief: Learn to relieve tension hot spots in your body through self-release techniques using foam rollers, tennis balls and lacrosse balls to target areas that carry a lot of tension. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the results! Radon: Be Safe. Get Tested: Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and is in your home and this area. Understand the health risks, how it gets into your home, how to test for it, and how to make your home a safer place. What to do with all those photos: Liberate your photos and set your stories free! Tell your stories with custom books, cards, gifts and countless other creative projects using digital scrapbooking and predesigned templates.

Nia Technique: Immerse yourself in the nourishing, healing energy of this movement practice. Nia’s joyful movement incorporates dance, martial arts and healing arts to soul stirring music. Discover the dancer that resides within you! Internet Safety: Join Marty Gaffney as he walks you through the best ways to stay safe online, whether it’s through social media, Email, or simply surfing online. Journal Your Way to a Great Day: Learn how just a few minutes of journal writing each day can help with troubles and concern;, improve communication with family, friends, and coworkers; and help you start each day energized. Dancin’ with Dean: A fun and interactive session to learn a variety of popular line dances step-by-step. Get ready to kick up your heels and “have a good time!” Simply Clean: Create a healthier, more natural environment in your home—learn how common household cleaning products could be harming your family, and how keeping your home clean is actually simpler than you think! Drum Circle: Drum together as a group, developing a sense of community, and creating a space to relieve built-up stress. In this fun and energizing session, you will quickly discover it is more than just drumming! Vicki Switzer & Laurie Martinez from Simply Empower Time is our most valuable commodity - how are you spending yours? Tips and tricks of how to get things done while still having fun!

Learn more about each session and speaker: www.okotoks.ca/WomensConference.aspx

Purchase Tickets

Online: www.okotoks.ca/WomensConference.aspx Call: 403-995-272

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Adult Fine Arts and Creativity Intermediate Drawing for Adults

Fine Arts and Creativity An Introduction for Playwriting

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 Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) 39830 Tu Sep 3-Nov 5 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

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

The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. Playwright Caroline Russell-King leads 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 ORCLecture Room 40161 Th Sep 5-Nov 28 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Collage for the Fibre Artist’s Soul

NEW

A collage workshop for those interested in learning how to combine painterly techniques and photographs, or found paper materials, with fabric and fibres. Participants are guided through a series of simple exercises to create individual compositions, while stimulating the imagination. Materials: $15 paid to instructor. Instructor: Arlene Westen-Evans 1 Class $35 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 40980 Sa Oct 26 1:00 pm-4:30 pm

I CAN STAMP! - Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

NEW

Get a head start on Christmas cards and create a stack of handmade cards in one afternoon! Use a variety of stamps, die cuts and punches to create 12 cards, including envelopes (3 different styles, 4 of each). Materials: $20 paid to instructor. 1 Class $30 ORC Community Room 40924 Sa Nov 2 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

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Welcome to a course tailored for those looking to hone their newfound art skills! This course teaches Perspective, Still Life, Landscape and Portraiture through a variety of drawing mediums. Please refer to your supply list upon registration. Instructor: Robin Thibodeau 10 Classes $180 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 41029 Tu Sep 10-Nov 12 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Introduction to Feltmaking

Over the course of four weeks you learn the basics of wet felting, nuno felting, working with a resist, and needle felting. At the end of each evening, you bring home a one-of-a-kind beautiful felt project. Materials $25 paid to instructor. Instructor: Sydney Lemphers 4 Classes $75 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 39975 Tu Oct 15-Nov 5 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Introduction to Painting with Wax

NEW

Encaustic wax is a painting medium that offers many exciting possibilities for artists to explore. This two day, project-based course introduces participants to the medium, safety concerns and how to properly use irons and heat guns to seal and fuse. The first class involves demonstration, and the second class is hands-on! Materials: $25 paid to instructor. Instructor: Arlene Westen-Evans 2 Classes $50 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 40981 M Oct 28-Nov 4 1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Jewellery Making - Earrings & Necklace

NEW

In this beginner workshop, learn basic techniques including working with stringing wire, crimping, memory wire, jump rings, and wire wrapping, to create a beautiful floating necklace, bracelet, and matching earrings set. Supply list provided during registration. Additional materials: $10, to be paid directly to instructor on the day of workshop. 1 Class $40 ORC Lecture Room 40954 Sa Sep 14 9:30 am-1:30 pm 40955 Sa Oct 5 9:30 am-1:30 pm 40956 Sa Nov 9 9:30 am-1:30 pm

I CAN STAMP! - One Sheet Wonder Cards

NEW

Create one-of-a-kind cards from one sheet of cardstock. Use rubber stamps, inks, punches and die-cuts, to create 6 cards and matching envelopes, packaged in a decorated gift box. Customize your cards to suit your needs with choices of colour, stamps and greetings! Materials: $15 paid to instructor. 1 Class $30 ORC Lecture Room 40922 Sa Sep 28 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

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Adult Culture Art & History Programs Okotoks Art Gallery at the Station & Visitor Information Centre 53 North Railway Street FALL HOURS (from Sept long weekend) Tue-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun, Mon & Holidays Closed

403-938-3204

The Gallery Experience

Okotoks Museum & Archives 49 North Railway Street FALL HOURS (from Sept long weekend) Tue-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun, Mon & Holidays Closed

403-938-8969

Natural.Solutions@OMA

NEW! This is a monthly time-out for adults and seniors to dabble with art materials at the Okotoks Art Gallery. No art experience is required and each program will be an introduction to a different art media. Online Registration: netreg.okotoks.ca

NEW! Everyone wants a kinder and gentler way to clean and take care of themselves and their homes. We are offering two sessions of hands-on, clean fun, where you will take home some great natural products. Online Registration: netreg.okotoks.ca

Introduction to Stained Glass

Healing with Herbs and Oils

Adults & Seniors: Complete an 8 x 10 framed stained glass in 2 sessions. Learn to cut glass, tape and solder. All supplies included. Facilitated by Shirley Paradis. 2 Classes $65 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 41061 Tu Sep 17-Sep 24 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Introduction to Watercolour

This eight-hour introductory course focuses on painting with watercolours. No previous experience required, and all supplies are included in fee. Facilitated by Erica Neumann. 4 Classes $65 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 41069 W Oct 9-Oct 30 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Introduction to Hand-building with Clay

Complete a serving platter and bowl plus a mug and a tall pitcher or vase. No previous clay experience necessary. Projects will be glazed and fired. Fee includes all supplies and firing. Facilitated by Myrna Campbell. 3 Classes $95 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 41062 Tu Nov 26-Dec 10 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Build your own first aid items naturally with healing herbs, essential oils and skin softening carrier oils. In this hands-on class you create your very own herbal healing products using all natural ingredients. Learn about infusions, decoctions, tinctures, skin saving salves, ointments, lotions and more. We also discuss growing, gathering and storing herbs. Facilitator: Wendy Davies from Willow Valley Soapworks. 1 Class $70 Okotoks Museum & Archives 41067 F Oct 11 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Green Clean

Cut down on the chemicals in your cupboards and avoid the high cost of commercial cleaning products. Learn natural solutions to your house cleaning problems and personal health care needs. Recipes include natural all-purpose cleaner, powdered cleanser, laundry soap, wood furniture polish, air fresheners, fabric softeners, stain removers and more. Take home your made-from-scratch cleaning products and a useful recipe booklet. Facilitator: Wendy Davies from Willow Valley Soapworks. 1 Class $45 Okotoks Museum & Archives 41068 Sa Oct 12 9:30 am-11:30 am

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Family Culture Art & History Programs Kids in the Attic @ OMA

OK.CLUB @ Okotoks Art Gallery Ages 6 to 12 are invited to our monthly hands-on art programs at OAG from September to June. Youngsters can be dropped off or adults are welcome to sign up and enjoy a family art experience. Each program includes a tour of the current gallery exhibitions plus an art activity in our studio. Online Registration: netreg.okotoks.ca

It’s a Jungle Out There!

Tour Jennifer Wanner’s exhibition and enjoy a wild, watercolour project in the studio. 1 Class $10 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 41064 Sa Sep 14 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Build It and They Will Come

Tour the installation by Josē Louis Torres and take part in a youth installation in the studio. Can we say “RECYCLE?” 1 Class $10 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 41065 Sa Oct 19 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Christmas Crafts

Tour ‘Spirit of Christmas’ in the galleries followed by hands-on crafts in the studio. Watch for further information in the Fall Cultural Guide. 1 Class $10 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 41066 Sa Nov 16 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

ART’S.ALIVE @ Okotoks Art Gallery ART’S.ALIVE is a program for teens. Themes may relate to gallery exhibitions or be introductions to various art media. Programs include a tour of the galleries. Online Registration: netreg.okotoks.ca

Introduction to Stained Glass for Teens

Complete an 8 x 10 framed stained glass in 2 sessions. Learn to cut glass, tape and solder. All supplies included. Facilitated by Shirley Paradis. 2 Classes $65 Okotoks Art Gallery Studio 41063 Sa Oct 5-Oct 12 9:30 am-12:30 pm

First Saturday of every month between September and December, bring the family to explore the Okotoks Museum & Archives! Adults can wander at leisure while youngsters trek up to the attic for activities including a scavenger hunt and fun with old-fashioned toys. Free / No registration required.

ADVENTURES @ OMA Club ADVENTURES@OMA is a creative way to explore the history of Okotoks and learn about heritage crafts that are slowly disappearing with time. Ages vary according to each program, from children, to teens and adults. Programs include a tour of the Okotoks Museum and Archives and a hands-on activity in the attic. Online Registration: netreg.okotoks.ca

Along the Sheep River

Listen to a presentation about the historical importance of the Sheep River to the town of Okotoks, followed by related crafts in the attic. 1 Class $10 Okotoks Museum & Archives 41070 Sa Sep 21 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Halloween Hobgoblins

Dress up and come to the Attic @ OMA for some Halloween fun. Includes stories of Halloween past in Okotoks plus related crafts! 1 Class $10 Okotoks Museum & Archives 41071 Sa Oct 26 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Toy Story

A presentation on toys and their history, including a hands-on craft plus time to play with our old-fashioned toys. 1 Class $10 Okotoks Museum & Archives 41072 Sa Nov 30 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

CENTRE.STAGE@RPAC The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra introduces their PETTING ZOOS for children in conjunction with their fall concerts. Children play musical instruments of their choice, often for the first time.The one-on-one guidance of a CPO musician provides the child with: CONFIDENCE, SELF-DISCOVERY and FUN WHILE LEARNING. Look for further info in the fall Culture Guide or contact Education Program Specialist: 403.938.8969 or cuture@okotoks.ca

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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 $75 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.

Art and Heritage Badge Programs Attention Leaders! Art and Heritage Badge Programs are available 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 & Visitor Information Centre 53 North Railway Street FALL HOURS (from Sept long weekend) Tue-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun, Mon & Holidays Closed

403-938-3204

The Tree of Warmth

November 15 to December 14 Share the warmth this holiday season with our Tree of Warmth. Starting on the night of Light Up Okotoks, bring in your new scarves, gloves, and toques to the Okotoks Art Gallery to decorate our Tree of Warmth. All of the winter items collected will be donated to local and regional charities. Opening Reception: Friday November 15

On Exhibit At The OAG Que nos rodea – Around Us | Jose Luis Torres

September 13 to November 9 | Large Gallery José Luis Torres will use the Okotoks Art Gallery as a site to engage with his ideas of “transformation, links and movement”. Que nos rodea – Around Us also connects with ideas of transition and displacement, which often haunt the rapid development of places and communities like Okotoks. Torres experiments with many different ways of mixing materials to create simple, organically composed pieces of work. Over a period of five days, Torres will take a profusion of randomly chosen objects to create unexpected and unlikely combinations from reused items.The completed installation will stimulate a relationship between the gallery space, the sculpture itself and the individual interacting with it, thus allowing visitors to experience and experiment with the gallery and the way it is filled in a completely new way. Opening Reception: Friday, September 13 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Immuto | Jennifer Wanner

September 13 to November 9 | Small Gallery Instead of directly observing existing botanical specimens, Jennifer Wanner works from collages of reconfigured and imagined plants constructed from images of the most common genetically modified plant crops. Wanner’s botanical studies and video works are not painted or filmed “from nature”, but taken from printed internet database images of plants and collaged together to produce new specimens. The new specimens are attentively observed and translated into meticulous and minutely detailed watercolours or stop-motion animation. These pieces serve as critiques of our continued human drive for dominance over nature, as well as our complacency towards dominance. Opening Reception: Friday, September 13 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Spirit of Christmas | OAG local members

November 15 to December 21 | Large Gallery The Okotoks Art Gallery will be transformed into the Spirit of Christmas, your best choice for shopping for holiday gift shopping. The Spirit of Christmas showcases one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments, jewellery and cards all crafted by local artisans. Plus the walls will be filled with original local artwork for sale. Everything in this holiday showcase will be priced under $200—brilliant yet affordable original art! Opening Reception: Friday, November 15

Dear Little Friends | Eva M. Bowd

November 15 to December 21 | Small Gallery Dear Little Friends is a project that brings a drawing exhibition into reality. It takes the make believe of a drawing and creates the tangible evidence of existence by turning it into a three-dimensional form. Dear Little Friends is referring to twenty letter carriers—twenty little machines designed for the safe delivery of your most tender noted, thoughts. They are machines equipped for all forms of travel. Opening Reception: Friday, November 15

Okotoks Art Around Town The Okotoks Art Gallery is now accepting applications for both Art in the Hall locations for 2014 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 of time in the concourse of the Okotoks Municipal Centre. For the fall months we have: September & October | Cheryl Taylor and Out of the Blue Students November 1 - 11 | We Remember, Okotoks Museum and Archives November & December | Boni Rawlyk and Valerie McLenahan

Okotoks Recreation Centre | 99 Okotoks Drive

This space for local artists is right above the entrance to the Piper Arena. September & October | Cheryl Taylor and Out of the Blue Students November & December | Kurtis Molvik

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Performing Arts Rotary Performing Arts Centre RPAC Rotary Performing Arts Centre 3 Elma Street East Open by appointment *New online ticket sales available at www.okotoksculture.ca. For information please visit the Okotoks Art Gallery at 53 North Railway Street or call 403.938.3204. Produced in partnership with

Music Concerts The Fishin’ Musicians

Saturday, August 24 | 8:00 pm Amos Garrett, Jim McLennan, Lynda McLennan, Denise Withnall and David Wilkie in concert. These musicians share not only the stage in this unique concert, but also a love for music, fishing and their country/cowboy roots. Don’t miss this exclusive and intimate performance at the Rotary Performing Art Centre. Tickets $30 +GST

Chisel Creek

Saturday, October 12 | 8:00 pm This group of extraordinary musicians has come together to weave a seamless flow of art for the ears: music that takes the listener on an unforgettable journey with a combination of Folk/Roots songs, a little Bill Frizell, some Bach, and a hint of Traditional. Tickets $15 advance $20 at door (if available)

Robert Bruce, live music/silent film

Saturday, October 19 | 8:00 pm Silent films of the 1920s presented with live original scores by composer/pianist Robert Bruce. Discover how they used to watch silent film...with music. Fun and engaging for families of all ages. Tickets $15 advance $20 at door (if available)

Calgary Philharmonic in Okotoks

Sunday, November 3 | 3:00 pm Sunday, December 8 | 7:00 pm Small CPO ensembles perform live for children, families and seniors; reaching out to all communities in and around Calgary. Audience members have the opportunity to learn about the composers, the instruments and the musicians during a question and answer period. Tickets $15 advance $20 at door (if available)

Comedy & Entertainment Yuk Yuk’s @ RPAC

Saturday, September 7 | 8:00 pm Get your laugh on at RPAC as Yuk Yuk’s tours through Okotoks! Featuring: Chris Griffin with Lori Gibbs Tickets $15 advance $20 at door (if available)

Louis Pezzani, Mentalist

More than just entertainment! Louis redefines entertainment by combining perceptual manipulation, humour, psychology, intuition, magic and mind-over-matter to produce unique and astounding interactive presentations - unlike anything you’ve seen. Saturday, September 14 | 8:00 pm Tickets $15 advance $20 at door (if available)

Yuk Yuk’s @ RPAC

Saturday, October 5 | 8:00 pm Get your laugh on at RPAC as Yuk Yuk’s tours through Okotoks! Featuring: Derek Sweet with Jasen Fredickson Tickets $15 advance $20 at door (if available)

Yuk Yuk’s @ RPAC

Saturday, November 2 | 8:00 pm Get your laugh on at RPAC as Yuk Yuk’s tours through Okotoks! Featuring: Doug Mutai with Marcus Beaubier Tickets $15 advance $20 at door (if available)

Classic Film Series RPAC Film Nights

Thursdays & Friday nights - the occasional Saturday afternoon | 7:00 pm | $2 at the door RPAC will be hosting weekly film nights every Thursday and Friday, with a different theme each month. Check our website www. okotoksculture.ca to see which film is next! September | Alberta Films October | Cult Classics November | Remembrance Films December | Merry Film-mas!

Special Feature Films Rocky Horror Picture Show

Saturday, October 26 | 9:00 pm | $10 Dress up as your favourite character and play along in virgin games to win prizes. Become the star and howl the night away—props available! Hosted by the inimitable AJ Demers. RATED R, 18 years and older.

The Sound of Music

Saturday, November 2 | 12 noon | $5 Dress in costume and sing-a-long (or yodel) with Julie Andrews to the most successful movie musical of all time! Kids crafts & a costume parade will make this one of your favourite things!

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Culture Events Special Events Alberta Culture Days: Okotoks Celebrations

Special Events Western Chic III

Friday, August 23 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm *rescheduled due to the June flooding A western-infused summer evening of cocktails, entertainment and art on the lawn of the Okotoks Art Gallery. Exquisite music from CPO cellist Rafael Hoekman; a wine bar & saloon; finger-lickin’ hors d’oeuvres; one-of-a-kind silent auction; and it all celebrates our featured exhibits:‘The Art of Fishing’ & ‘Gemstone Horses’ by Shannon Ford. Dress code: dung-kickers or high heels, black tie or blue jeans! Yer bound to have a straw-chewin’, dust-spittin’, art-appreciatin’ good time! Limited tickets: $20 + gst

[Almost] First Saturdays

Saturday, August 31 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm The street in front of the Okotoks Art Gallery is closed for a pedestrian-friendly festival atmosphere! Shop and meet local artists on the front lawn of the Okotoks Art Gallery at the Outdoor Art Market. Plus, there will be live entertainment, food, activities from local businesses, and kids’ activities at the Okotoks Museum and Archives. *Hosted in conjunction with Olde Towne’s ChiliFest and the Okotoks Pro Rodeo Weekend

A Cultural Harvest | September 27 to 29 Alberta Culture Days 2013 will showcase the Okotok’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. Join in the fun as we celebrate with three days of culture in Okotoks. Visit www.okotoksculture.ca for full details on the following activities: Friday, September 27 Art exhibits Museum exhibits Try your Hand at Painting! Dewdney Players theatre variety show Saturday, September 28 Art exhibits Museum exhibits Art Program Heritage Program HarvestFest Pie Baking Contest Movie and crafts for the family Okotoks Talentfest Sunday, September 29 CPO Concert

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10:00 to 5:00 pm 10:00 to 5:00 pm 6:00 to 8:00 pm

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10:00 to 5:00 pm 10:00 to 5:00 pm 11:00 to 12:30 pm 1:30 to 3:00 pm 11:00 to 4:00pm 4:00 pm

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Ghost Walks

October 28 to 30 Discover the eerie history of Okotoks and what could be lurking downtown after dark during the third annual Okotoks Ghost Walk, presented by the Okotoks Museum and Archives and the Okotoks and District Historical Society. Tickets are $5. Pre-booking is required as tickets are limited. For tickets call 403.938.3204. Recommended minimum age is 13.

Guided Tour of Field of Honour

November 11 | 2:00 PM Free tour with Karen Peters of the Okotoks and District Historical Society. Learn the compelling stories of bravery and sacrifice of our war veterans. Meet at the cemetery, located on Big Rock Trail.

History in the Hall

November 1 to 11 “We Remember” archival exhibit will be on display at the Okotoks Municipal Centre, 2 Elizabeth St.

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History Museum & Archives Okotoks Museum & Archives 49 North Railway Street FALL HOURS (from Sept long weekend) Tue-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun, Mon & Holidays Closed

403-938-8969

About the Museum Housed in a beautiful, century-old home, the Okotoks Museum and Archives showcases the history and development of Okotoks through a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits. Photographs, diaries, newspapers and artifacts help tell the stories of the men and women who built the community.

On Exhibit Our Sheep River

Until Sept. 30 | Temporary Exhibit This exhibit celebrates our relationship with the Sheep River including its vital role in our community’s history and in our present lives. It aims to provide visitors with a multi-layered understanding of the Sheep River (geologically, environmentally, culturally and socially), and to improve awareness and appreciation for its existence.

Fabulous Fashion

September 28 to October 30 | Temporary exhibit Provincial Archives Week is Sept. 28 to Oct. 5 and this year’s theme is fashion. We’ve extended the week into a month-long exhibit on some of the fabulous (and frightful) fashions from the museum’s artifact and archival collections.

We Remember

November 1 to 15 | 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 22 to December 21 | Temporary exhibit Twas the month before Christmas and all through the museum... were the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned Christmas. The museum is celebrating the season with an exhibit featuring the traditions, toys and memories of how early Christmases were celebrated in Okotoks.

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Public Library ADULT PROGRAMS - Literacy

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

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

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

Program Registration By phone: 403-938-2220 or in person at the library Some programs have specified registration dates and/or require a current library account. Please check your program carefully to determine. Program fees, if applicable, must be paid at time of registration. For complete program details please see our website at www.okotokslibrary.ca or call the library at 403-938-2220.

AHSFA Artworks on Display F, Sa & Su Sep 27 – 29

Okotoks Public Library

Prince & Princess for the Day

“Hear ye! Hear ye! Calling all members of the court! Join us for some royal fun at the Okotoks Public Library.

Royal Afternoon Tea

$2 Th Oct 17

Fairytale Storytime 1 Class

No Cost Th Oct 17

Okotoks Public Library 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Okotoks Public Library 10:00 – 10:45 AM

Pajama Day at OPL

Join us at the library on Wednesday, November 13th for a whole day filled with bedtime fun.

Pajama Tales

No Cost W Nov 13 OR OR

Stories with Santa Drop-in

No cost Sa Dec 7

Okotoks Public Library 10:00 – 10:30 AM 1:00 – 1:30 PM 4:00 – 4:30 PM

Okotoks Public Library 1:30 – 2:30 PM

NFB Special Presentation: The Shortest Day – December 21

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.

Book Club 101 1 Class

No Cost W Sep 25

ESL Online Course Preview 1 Class

No Cost W Sep 4

Okotoks Public Library 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Okotoks Public Library 7:00 – 8:00 PM

ADULT PROGRAMS - Health & Wellness

End Your Muscle Pain

Classes facilitated by Massage Therapist Jason Barlow.

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No Cost Sa Dec 21

Okotoks Public Library 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

What Your Doctor Didn’t Tell You About Pain 1 Class W

No Cost Sep 11

Food For Thought 1 Class W

No Cost Oct 16

Okotoks Public Library 7:15 – 8:15 PM

Okotoks Public Library 7:15 – 8:15 PM

Do I Stretch It or Do I Strengthen It? 1 Class W

No Cost Nov 13

Okotoks Public Library 7:15 – 8:15 PM

The Top 5 Things You Need to Know To Treat Your Muscle Pain 1 Class W

No Cost Dec 11

Healing Aspects of Tai Chi 1 Class W

No Cost Sep 4

Okotoks Public Library 7:15 – 8:15 PM

Okotoks Public Library 10:00 – 11:00 AM

................................ Help Yourself Health Series

Classes facilitated by Tom Gillis, president Foothills Training Services, www.ftsma.com

Self-Hypnosis 1 Class W

No Cost Nov 13

Positive Self-Talk 1 Class W

No Cost Nov 20

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“Inner Expressions” – Adult Workshop

Workshop facilitated by Nicole Levesque, BFA, DVATI www.innerexpressionsarttherapy.com 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Sep 18 6:30 – 8:00 PM OR TH Nov 14 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Inner Light - Guided Meditation

Ongoing Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Sep 9 – Dec 16 7:00 – 8:00 PM AND/OR W Sep 4 – Dec 18 7:00 – 8:00 PM (No classes Oct 2, 9, 16, 23 & Nov 6)

Meditation for Relaxation with Buddhist nun, Gen Kelsang Dema Drop-in

No Cost Sa

Sep 7

Okotoks Public Library 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Restoring Core Strength and Function after Baby

Presented by Lana Brady B.Sc.Hon., M.Sc. PT, B.Sc.PT, MCPA PhysioFit for Moms. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Sep 23 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Youth Gaming – How Much is Too Much?

Session facilitated by Jason Neufeld, Addiction Counsellor, Youth Addiction Services Alberta Health Services 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Nov 20 7:00 – 8:00 PM

ADULT PROGRAMS - Self-Improvement Career & Employment Workshops Workshops facilitated by McBride Career Group Inc.

Interview Skills (Session 1) 1 Class

No Cost Tu Sep 17

Mock Interview (Session 2) 1 Class

No Cost W Sep 18

Okotoks Public Library 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Okotoks Public Library 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Introduction to Social Media 1 Class

No Cost Tu October 15

Okotoks Public Library 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Resume Building & Cover Letters 1 Class

No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu October 29 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Career Exploration Using Online Tools 1 Class

No Cost Tu Nov 19

Okotoks Public Library 1:00 – 3:30 PM

Computer Basics for Seniors

4 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library Registration and course dates to be announced

Financial Rescue Series

Sessions facilitated by Money Mentors

Tackle Debt 1Class

No Cost W

Nov 6

Okotoks Public Library 7:00-8:00 PM

Scrooge’s Christmas - Past, Present & Future 1Class

No Cost W

Nov 27

Okotoks Public Library 7:00-8:00 PM

................................ Legal Talk: Video Conference Sessions

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). The program is funded by a grant from the Alberta Law Foundation. Pre-registration and payment is required in person at the library.

An Enduring Power of Attorney • A Personal Directive • A Will: A Legal Toolkit 1 Class

$5 W Sep 25

Okotoks Public Library 6:30-8:30 PM

Being An Executor – Legal Rights and Responsibilities 1 Class

$5 W

Oct 2

Residential Tenancies 1 Class

$5 W Oct 9

Adoption and Law 1Class

$5 W

Oct 16

Okotoks Public Library 6:30-8:30 PM

Okotoks Public Library 6:30-8:30 PM

Okotoks Public Library 6:30-8:30 PM

Looking After Dependent Parents – Dealing With the Legal Issues 1 Class

$5 W

Oct 23

Okotoks Public Library 6:30-8:30 PM

Grandparents, Grandchildren and Law 1 Class

$5 W

Nov 6

Okotoks Public Library 6:30-8:30 PM

................................ On Target: Business Development Series Workshops facilitated by Dean Kubik, www.deankubik.ca

Determining Your Niche 1Class

No Cost Th

Sep 5

Okotoks Public Library 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Social media – Develop Your Platform and Post like a Pro! 1Class No Cost M Sep 16

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No Cost Th

Oct 3

Okotoks Public Library 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Blogging – How to? What to? When to? 1Class

No Cost M

Oct 21

Okotoks Public Library 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Networking – It’s Not What You Think It Is... 1Class

No Cost Th

Nov 7

Okotoks Public Library 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Sprint…a Sure-Fire Way to Completion or Deletion 1Class

No Cost M

Nov 18

Okotoks Public Library 6:30 - 8:00 PM

7-12 Touches – Do This and Growth is Inevitable! 1Class

No Cost Th

Dec 5

Okotoks Public Library 6:30 – 8:00 PM

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

All 3 classes are fun and interactive. There is nothing required for any of these classes. A demo will be done in each class to illustrate concepts and solutions to help you with all your photos. All you need to bring are your problems and questions.

Organizing your “Digital” Photos 1 Class

No Cost Tu Sep 24

Okotoks Public Library 6:45 – 8:00 PM

Turning “Digital” photos into Storybooks 1 Class

No Cost Tu Oct 15

Okotoks Public Library 6:45 – 8:00 PM

Boxes of old “Printed” photos. 1 Class

No Cost Tu Nov 19

Okotoks Public Library 6:45 – 8:00 PM

ADULT PROGRAMS - Travel Explore Ireland and Scotland

Join Marlin Travel Okotoks as they take you on a tour of the highlights of Ireland and Scotland from our agents who have recently travelled there. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Oct 24 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Fly for Free

Learn more: www.CanadianFreeFlyers.com 1Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Sep 26 7:00 – 8:00 PM

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TEEN PROGRAMS T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group)

The library wants to know what you want to read, see and do here – provide feedback on the young adult collection, contribute programming ideas, and make the library “your” space. This is also a great way to log your community service hours for school and looks good on a resume. For a TAG application form please inquire at the circulation desk.

Budgeting and the Wise Use of Credit (Ages 14-18 Homeschooled Students) Presented by Money Mentors 1Class No Cost Th Sep 12

Okotoks Public Library 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Teen Craft Series Grades 7-12

All are supplies included. Limited space. No refunds. Registration deadline is October 2nd. Fee must be paid at time of registration. 6 Classes $15 Okotoks Public Library W Oct 9 – Dec 18 4:00 – 4:45 PM

Healthy Relationships for Teens Grades 7-12

Class facilitated by Rowan House Emergency Shelter. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Oct 22 3:45-5:00 PM

Hunger Games Hoopla Grades 7 - 12

Limited space. No refunds. Registration deadline is November 8th. Fee must be paid at time of registration. 1 Class $10 Okotoks Public Library F Nov 15 4:00 – 8:00 PM

JUVENILE PROGRAMS Registration for all juvenile programs is limited to only those who have a current library account within the Marigold Library System.

Amelia Bedelia’s Birthday Bash!

Limited space. No refunds. Registration deadline is September 6th. Fee must be paid at time of registration. 1 Class $5 Okotoks Public Library Sa Sep 14 1:30 –2:30 PM

Bricks for Kidz - LEGO® Party Ages 6-12

Limited space. No refunds. Registration deadline is September 20th. Fee must be paid at time of registration. 1 Class $15 Okotoks Public Library F Sep 27 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM OR 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Dog Tales

This program is a partnership between Literacy for Life, Okotoks Public Library and our volunteers who bring the dogs with jobs. Registration Details: Begins on-line at 9:30 AM on August 20th at www.litforlife.com or by calling 403-652-5090 7Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Oct 2 – Nov 13 6:00-6:30 PM OR 6:30 – 7:00 PM

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Drop-in Family Storytime

Limited space. No refunds. Registration deadline September 25th. Fee must be paid at time of registration. 6 Classes $5 Okotoks Public Library W Oct 2 – Dec 11 4:00 – 4:45 PM

Fall Session: September - October 2013 No registration required. 6 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Sep 11 – Oct 23 1:00 – 1:30 PM Winter Session: October - December 2013 No registration required. 6 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Oct 30 – Dec 11 1:00 – 1:30 PM

Ages 6- 12yrs

Live Reptile Party Ages 6 – 12

Limited space. No refunds. Registration deadline is October 25th. Fee must be paid at time of registration. 1 Class $10 Okotoks Public Library F Nov 1 1:30 – 3:00 PM OR 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Candy Making for Kids (Ages 6 – 12)

Limited space. No refunds. Registration deadline is December 6th. Fee must be paid at time of registration. 1 Class $5 Okotoks Public Library F Dec 13 1:30 – 2:30 PM

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS Enhance your children’s love of books and stories by bringing them to the library literacy programs. Register in person or by calling 403938-2220 on the designated registration day. Registration for all preschool programs is limited to only those who have a current library account within the Marigold Library System.

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

Fall Session: September - October 2013 Registration: Monday, August 26 starting at 9:30 AM 6 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Sep 10 – Oct 22 10:00– 11:00 AM Winter Session: October - December 2013 Registration: Monday, Oct 7 starting at 9:30 AM 6 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Oct 29 – Dec 10 10:00– 11:00 AM

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

This program is sponsored by the Literacy for Life Foundation. Fall Session: September - October 2013 Registration: Wednesday, August 28 starting at 9:30 AM 6 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Sep 9 – Oct 21 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM W Sep 11 – Oct 23 10:30 – 11AM Winter Session: October - December 2013 Registration: Wednesday, October 9 starting at 9:30 AM 6 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Oct 28 – Dec 9 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM W Oct 30 – Dec 11 10:30 – 11 AM

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1 - 3 years old

Fall Session: September – October 2013 Registration: Thursday, August 29 starting at 9:30 AM 6 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Sep 12 – Oct 24 10:00 – 10:30 AM Winter Session: October - December 2013 Registration: Thursday, October 10 starting at 9:30 AM 6 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Oct 31 – Dec 12 10:00 – 10:30 AM

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(Babies 0 to 12 months with parent/caregiver)

Storytime Ages: 3, 4 & 5

Fall Session: September - October 2013 Registration: Monday, August 26 starting at 9:30 AM 6 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Session A Sep 9 – Oct 21 10:00 – 10:45 AM M Session B Sep 9 – Oct 21 1:00 – 1:45 PM Winter Session: October - December 2013 Registration: Monday, October 7 starting at 9:30 AM 6 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Session A Oct 28 – Dec 9 10:00 – 10:45 AM M Session B Oct 28 – Dec 9 1:00 – 1:45 PM

Fall Session: September - December 2013 Register online at www.litforlife.com or by calling 403-652-5090 starting August 20th at 9:30 AM. 10 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Sep 25 – Nov 27 1 – 1:30 PM

Movers and Shakers

(Babies 12 to 24 months with parent/caregiver)

Fall Session: September - December 2013 Register online at www.litforlife.com or by calling 403-652-5090 starting August 20th at 9:30 AM. 10 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Sep 25 – Nov 27 2 – 2:30 PM

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OkOtOks masters swim club • All Ages from 18 - 108 • Recreational Swimming • Competitive Swimming • Ultimate Fitness • Lifelong Sport • All Abilities We sWim everyday of the Week and We are noW taking registrations for our 2013-2014 sWim season.

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Stingrays Swimming Discover the potential in you.

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Comprehensive Eyecare For the Entire Family 27D McRae Street Phone: 403-938-2191 Fax: 403-938-2192

Hours:

Tues, Wed 9 am - 6 pm Thurs 9 am - 8 pm Fri 9 am - 5 pm Sat 9 am - 12 pm

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Natural High Fitness & Athletics Located in & partnered with the Okotoks Recreation Centre - 99 Okotoks Drive

WE BELIEVE IN: •Health and well being through Fitness •A community that supports and encourages one another •Celebrating Results and Successes

FULL FACILITY INCLUDED IN ONE LOW PRICE 403 938-4483

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