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Introduction Youth Swim Lessons

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1 How do I register? 1 Registration Instructions 1 Recreation Fee Assistance 2 Directory 2 Town Directory 2 24-Hour Arena & Pool Schedule Phone Line Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) 3 FCSS Services Overview 4 Healthy Family Resource Centre 5 Volunteer Services Okotoks Recreation Centre 6 Amenities 6 What’s Inside, Hours & Information 7 Facility Pass Fees 8 Kindercare Babysitting Drop In Opportunities 8 Fitness Schedule 9 Shane Homes Gymnasium 9 Arena Schedule 10 Holiday Arena Schedule 11 Pool Schedule 12 Aquafit Schedule

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Swimming 11 Pool Schedules 13 Aquatic Centre 14 Swim Lesson Descriptions 16 Swim Lessons 19 Advanced Courses, Adult Lessons & Private Instruction

Preschool Programs 22 Parent & Tot 23 Skating 24 Preschool Programs Children & Teen 26 School Age Care Program 27 Sports 28 Fitness 28 Personal Development 29 Dance, Music & Art 30 School PD Day Camps 31 Youth Centre 32 Special Events Adult Programs 33 Dance 33 Sports 34 Fitness 37 Fitness & Wellness 38 Health & Wellness 38 Personal Development 41 Computers 42 Arts & Crafts Culture 43 Adult Culture Programs 43 Art Clubs 44 Family Culture Programs 46 School & Group Programs 47 Visual Arts: Exhibits & Events 48 Rotary Performing Arts Centre Events 48 Museum & Archives: Exhibits & Events 49 Okotoks Public Library

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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Registration Registration Dates Winter Registration start dates

Town of Okotoks and MD of Foothills Residents: Registration starts Thursday, December 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, December 11, at 9:00 am

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

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

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

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

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

Waiting Lists

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

Cancellations & Refunds

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

Transfers

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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.

Alberta Children and Youth Services - Stay at Home Parents Support

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

KidSport Okotoks and MD of Foothills

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

Okotoks Healthy Family Resource Centre - Fee Assistance

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

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Town Directory Okotoks Healthy Family Resource Centre 11 Cimarron Common

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.

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

403-938-4372

Recreation Centre 99 Okotoks Drive Program Registration 24 Hour Information Line

403-938-4222

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 403-938-2985

403-938-8954 403-938-5094

Okotoks Art Gallery at the Station 53 North Railway Street HOURS (Fall & Winter) Tuesday – Saturday Okotoks Museum & Archives 49 North Railway Street HOURS (Fall & Winter) Tuesday – Saturday Family & Community Support Services 99 Okotoks Drive Volunteer Services 99 Okotoks Drive

403-938-3204 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 403-938-8969 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

403-938-8935

403-938-8936

403-995-2626

Recycling Centre 100, 1118 North Railway Street HOURS Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

403-938-2652 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fire Services 132 Milligan Drive

403-938-4066

Municipal Enforcement 325 Woodgate Road

403-938-8913

Foothills Regional EMS

403-652-3904

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

403-938-5224

Okotoks Public Library 7 Riverside Drive West

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 403-938-2220

EPCOR Water Services, Inc. 1112 North Railway Street

403-938-1230

Foothills Centennial Centre 4, 204 Community Way W

403-938-2907

Centennial Arena 204 Community Way

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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 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 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday *Statutory Holidays CLOSED (with the exception of Family Day open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm) Note: Hours may be subject to change.

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

Program & Swim Lesson Registration

Rentals at the Rec Centre Arena, Pool & Room Rentals 403-938-8954 arenabookings@okotoks.ca Gymnasium Rentals 403-938-8955

403-938-8954 Netreg.okotoks.ca

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

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

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

Note: (Rates subject to change at Council’s discretion) Loonie/Toonie Swims & Skating Children/Youth/Seniors $1.00, Adults $2.00 Hot Tub/Shower $5.00/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 KinderCare Babysitting Centre Kindercare has been developed to support parents and caregivers’ participation in activities at the recreation centre. If you want to work out, take a swim or participate in a program, why not take advantage of the drop in babysitting? A short-term care centre for preschool children, ages 3 months to 5 years, staffed by qualified, caring individuals who provide a play-based environment with opportunities for age-appropriate activities. Pre-registration is recommended. Reserve a spot: 403-995-2771

Regular hours until April 5

Monday: 8:45 am – 2:00 pm Tuesday: 8:45 am – 12:30 pm Wednesday: 8:45 am – 2:00 pm Thursday: 8:45 am – 12:30 pm Friday: 8:45 am – 12:00 pm Closed Saturday, Sunday & Statutory Holidays

Teachers Convention Week Feb 21 – Feb 24 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Note: Hours of operation may be subject to change. Fees:

Children Children

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

$4.50/hour $40.50 $3.50/hour $31.50

Fitness Centre & Drop In Fitness Located in the Okotoks Recreation Centre and operated by Natural High. A recreation pass gives you access to the fitness centre and all drop in fitness classes. Phone: 403-938-4483 Email: info@naturalhigh.ca Hours of Operation Mondays – Thursday 5:30 am – 10:00 pm 5:30 am – 8:00 pm Fridays Saturdays 7:00 am – 8:00 pm Sundays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm *Statutory Holidays CLOSED, with the exception of Family Day (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Please note: • Drop in fitness classes have limited space and equipment; therefore, class sizes are limited. • Sign up is required to ensure your space in the class. Sign-up sheets are available a half hour prior to the start of each class: • Full Body Blast: sign up at the front desk of Natural High Fitness • Booty Camp: sign up at the Rec Centre Client Services. • Each participant must sign their own name on the sheet (i.e. no saving spaces) • Recreation Centre facility rates apply for all drop in fitness classes, and a facility pass is valid for all drop in fitness classes. Please show facility pass when signing up.

Drop In Fitness Schedule

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Recreation Centre

Gymnasium & Skate Schedule Winter Arena Schedule Okotoks Rec Centre

Effective December 16 – 23, 2011 & January 9 – April 1, 2012

Centennial Arena

Skate Activity Information

Bonus Skating Activities

Public Skate Open to the general public Family Skate Child must be accompanied by at least one adult on the ice. Note: Helmets are mandatory for children and youth 17 years and under and are strongly recommended for all participants. Noon Hour Hockey Must be 18 years & over; sign in required; limited to 24 players and 2 goalies; full equipment. Senior Hockey 60 years plus; full equipment. Sticks & Pucks Drop-in Helmets are mandatory.

Youth Shinny Jan 27, Jan 30, Feb 21, Feb 22, Mar 9 & Mar 23 1:30pm-2:45pm Ages 13-17 Years An adult volunteer supervisor must be present; Full equipment required. Family Skate Feb 20

2pm-4pm

Notes: • Recreation Centre facility rates apply to all activities. Recreation Facility Pass valid for all drop in activities. See page 7 for current rates and fees. • Arena activities may be cancelled or changed due to special events and holidays 24-hour Arena Schedule Line 403.938.5094 Call for schedule updates

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

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Recreation Centre Holiday Skate Schedule Holiday Arena Schedule Effective December 24, 2011 – January 8, 2012

*Note: Regular Arena Activities in Effect until December 24 All activities are located at the Okotoks Recreation Centre, unless otherwise stated.

Sun, Dec 25 Sat, Dec 24 Family Skate CLOSED 1:00-3:00 pm Mon, Dec 26 Tue, Dec 27 Wed, Dec 28 Thu, Dec 29 Fri, Dec 30 Sat, Dec 31 Sun, Jan 1 CLOSED

Loonie/Toonie 9:00-10:00 am

Loonie/Toonie 9:00-10:00 am

Loonie/Toonie 9:00-10:00 am

Loonie/Toonie 9:00-10:00 am

Noon Hour Adult Hockey 12:00-1:15 pm

Noon Hour Adult Hockey 12:00-1:15 pm

Ladies Shinny 9:15-10:30 pm

Noon Hour Adult Hockey 12:00-1:15 pm

Senior Hockey 12:30-1:30 pm

Parent/Child Shinny 1:30-2:45 pm

Family Skate 1:30-3:30 pm

Mon, Jan 2 Ladies Shinny 9:15-10:30 am

FREE Skate 7:15-815 pm

Youth Shinny 3:45-5:00 pm

*at Centennial Arena

Tue, Jan 3

Wed, Jan 4

Noon Hour Adult Hockey 12:00-1:15 pm

Noon Hour Adult Hockey 12:00-1:15 pm

Senior Hockey 12:30-1:30 pm

Family Skate 1:30-3:30 pm

Noon Hour Adult Hockey 12:00-1:15 pm

Parent/Child Shinny 1:30-2:45 pm

Youth Shinny 2:30-3:45 pm

Loonie/Toonie 1:15-2:15 pm

Loonie/Toonie 3:15-4:15 pm

Public Figure Skating 11:30 am-1:00 pm

FREE Skate 7:15-8:15 pm *at Centennial Arena

Noon Hour Adult Hockey 12:00-1:15 pm Family Skate 1:30-3:30 pm Youth Shinny 3:45-5:00 pm

Senior Hockey 12:30-1:30 pm

FREE Family Skate 2:00-4:00 pm

CLOSED

**NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY @ ORC*

Parent/Child Shinny 1:30-2:45 pm

Thu, Jan 5

Fri, Jan 6

Ladies Shinny 9:15-10:30 am

Loonie/Toonie 9:00-10:00 am

Noon Hour Adult Hockey 12:00-1:15 pm

Noon Hour Adult Hockey 12:00-1:15 pm

Parent/Child Shinny 1:30-2:45 pm

Senior Hockey 12:30-1:30 pm

Loonie/Toonie 3:15-4:15 pm

Youth Shinny 2:30-3:45 pm

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Recreation Centre Pool Schedule

Effective January 9 – April 29

Pool Closures and Special Events January 1 New Years Both Pools Closed January 14 & 15 Prairie Dolphins Provincial Water Polo Tournament Lap Pool Closed (No Lessons) February 4 & 5 Foothills Stingrays “Black & Blue” Meet `Both Pools Closed February 21-24 Reading Week Schedule in effect. Watch for Details!

February 20 Family Day Free Swim Family Swim: 12pm-2 pm Public Swim: 2pm-4 pm April 6 Good Friday Pools Closed April 9-13 Spring Break Schedule in effect. Watch for Details! May 21 Victoria Day Both Pools Closed

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Recreation Centre Aquafitness Schedule

What Aqua Fitness Class is Right For You? Gentle Aquafit – Leisure Pool

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 progress to gentle cardiovascular training and the use of flotation devices.

Deep Water Workout (DWW) – Lap Pool

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 or you can bring your own.

Gentle Fit - Leisure Pool

The “gentlest” of our gentle classes, it is a warm water class that works on balance, gait training, and range of motion exercises.The focus is on slow, controlled motions in the water.

Post Rehab & Pre/Post Natal - Leisure Pool

For those who are just returning to an exercise program, this is a warm water workout. It works on light bounce aerobics, muscle strengthening and endurance.

Tethered- Lap Pool

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

Aqua Variety - Lap Pool

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 is provided. This class requires pre-payment by a membership, punch pass, or pre-paid receipt.

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Swimming Aquatic Centre Rules Hours of Operation Monday – Thursday 5:30 am – 10:00 pm Friday 5:30 am – 11:00 pm Saturday 8:30 am – 8:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm *See page 11 & 12 for pool schedules.

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

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

Aquatic Centre Rules & Guidelines for Use

When you visit us at the pool, there are a few things to keep in mind. Please help us to maintain a healthy, clean swimming pool! • Street shoes and strollers are not permitted in locker rooms or on the pool deck. Shoes may be stored on racks available outside of the change rooms or carried into the change room and locked in your locker, Strollers may be left in the viewing area. • Use the washroom and have a head to toe shower before entering the pool. • Take children on lots of “bathroom breaks” during your swim. • Remove children’s swim diapers in the change room only. • Ensure that children under the age of 7 years are within arm’s reach of parents or caregivers (over the age of 14) at all times. • Children under 10 must be accompanied in hot tub. • 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. Our staff has procedures to deal with the contamination. These procedures are there to ensure the safety of all swimmers. • Protect your valuables in the lockers provided. Lockers fees are $0.25 and $1.00 • The use of photographic equipment (including camera cell phones) in the changing rooms is strictly prohibited. If you see anyone taking pictures in the change rooms, please report them to aquatic or client services staff immediately. • Please inform our staff of any issue in the change rooms or other areas of the facility We take the safety of our swimmers seriously, but we need you to do your part as well. With your help we can ensure that our facility is clean, well maintained and reduce the chance of spreading illness. If you have any questions, or would like more information regarding Healthy Swimming, please give the pool a call at 403-938-8055, or ask the pool staff the next time you are in for a swim! Have Fun!

Emergency Signals

Wheelchair Accessibility at the Aquatic Centre

ONE WHISTLE BLAST Please turn your attention to the lifeguards TWO WHISTLE BLAST Please exit the pool and wait for further instructions from the pool staff.

Did you know the Swindell pool at the Okotoks Recreation Centre is fully accessible, with ramps for wheelchair access? And we have submersible wheelchairs available to the public, for anyone who needs them.

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Swim Lessons Descriptions The Swim For Life Program!

Lesson Registration Winter Registration start dates

Town of Okotoks and MD of Foothills Residents: Registration starts Thursday, December 8 at 6:00 am Non Town of Okotoks and Non MD of Foothills Residents: Registration starts Sunday, December 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.

Lil 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.

Spring Registration start dates

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

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

Preschool 1 – 5

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

Swimmer 1 – 6

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

Swim Lesson Fees Preschool Lessons 30 min. Lessons # of Lessons 7 lessons 8 lessons 14 lessons 15 lessons

Fees $54.95 $62.80 $109.90 $117.75

Child (6yrs+)

Child (6yrs+)

45 Min. Lessons # of Lessons 7 lessons 8 lessons 14 lessons 16 lessons

60 Min Lessons Fees $56.42 $64.48 $112.84 $128.96

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# of Lessons 7 lessons 8 lessons 14 lessons 15 lessons

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Swim Lessons Lesson Chart Swim Lesson Conversion Chart

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

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Swim Lessons L’il Tots & Preschool Parented Preschool

Non-parented Preschool

L’il Tots 1/2

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 safety education provided, the parent/caregiver learns what it takes to make Water Smart® choices. The caregiver and child are encouraged to progress on an individual basis. Group games and activities are used to encourage children to experiment in the water. SUNDAY

35824

$62.80

Jan 22-Mar 25

10:00 am-10:30 am

35821 35822 35823

$62.80 $62.80 $62.80

Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24

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

SATURDAY

L’il Tots 1/2/3

This course is for parents and caregivers of children ages 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 caregiver learns what it takes to make Water Smart® choices. The caregiver and child are encouraged to progress on an individual bases. Group games and activities are used to encourage children to experience aquatic activities. MONDAY

35829

$54.95

Mar 5-Apr 23

2:30 pm-3:00 pm

35830 35831 35834

$62.80 $62.80 $62.80

Jan 10-Feb 2 Feb 9-Mar 6 Mar 13-Apr 5

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

35835 35836 35837

$62.80 $62.80 $54.95

Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Mar 7-Apr 25

2:30 pm-3:00 pm 6:30 pm-7:00 pm 6:30 pm-7:00 pm

TUE, THU

WEDNESDAY

L’il Tots 3

L’il Tots 3 is for children ages 24 months to 3 years and their caregivers. Based on the principle ‘Within Arm’s Reach’, L’il Tots 3 focuses on close playful interaction and shared fun between child, 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 Preschool 1. SUNDAY

35827

$62.80

Jan 22-Mar 25

10:30 am-11:00 am

35825 35826

$62.80 $62.80

Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24

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

SATURDAY

Preschool 1

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

35878 35879

$62.80 $62.80

Jan 22-Mar 25 Jan 22-Mar 25

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

35839 35840 35841 35842 35843 35838 35845 35846 35847 35848 35849 35844

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

Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 9-Feb 27 Mar 5-Apr 23 Mar 5-Apr 23 Mar 5-Apr 23 Mar 5-Apr 23 Mar 5-Apr 23 Mar 5-Apr 23

2:30 pm-3:00 pm 3:00 pm-3:30 pm 4:00 pm-4:30 pm 5:00 pm-5:30 pm 6:00 pm-6:30 pm 9:30 am-10:00 am 2:30 pm-3:00 pm 4:00 pm-4:30 pm 5:00 pm-5:30 pm 6:00 pm-6:30 pm 6:30 pm-7:00 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am

35852 35853 35850 35851 35856 35857 35854 35855 35860 35861 35858 35859

$62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80

Jan 10-Feb 2 Jan 10-Feb 2 Jan 10-Feb 2 Jan 10-Feb 2 Feb 9-Mar 6 Feb 9-Mar 6 Feb 9-Mar 6 Feb 9-Mar 6 Mar 13-Apr 5 Mar 13-Apr 5 Mar 13-Apr 5 Mar 13-Apr 5

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

35863 35864 35865 35866 35862 35868 35869 35870 35871 35872 35867

$62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Mar 7-Apr 25 Mar 7-Apr 25 Mar 7-Apr 25 Mar 7-Apr 25 Mar 7-Apr 25 Mar 7-Apr 25

2:30 pm-3:00 pm 4:00 pm-4:30 pm 5:15 pm-5:45 pm 6:00 pm-6:30 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 2:30 pm-3:00 pm 3:00 pm-3:30 pm 4:00 pm-4:30 pm 5:15 pm-5:45 pm 6:00 pm-6:30 pm 9:30 am-10:00 am

35873 35874 35875 35876 35877

$62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80

Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24

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

MONDAY

TUE, THU

WEDNESDAY

SATURDAY

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TUE, THU

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

35913 35914

$62.80 $62.80

Jan 22-Mar 25 Jan 22-Mar 25

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

35884 35885 35886 35887 35882 35889 35890 35888

$54.95 $54.95 $109.90 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 9-Apr 23 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 9-Feb 27 Mar 5-Apr 23 Mar 5-Apr 23 Mar 5-Apr 23

2:30 pm-3:00 pm 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 5:30 pm-6:00 pm 6:30 pm-7:00 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 3:00 pm-3:30 pm 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 9:30 am-10:00 am

35893 35894 35891 35892 35896 35897 35895 35900 35901 35898 35899

$62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80

Jan 10-Feb 2 Jan 10-Feb 2 Jan 10-Feb 2 Jan 10-Feb 2 Feb 9-Mar 6 Feb 9-Mar 6 Feb 9-Mar 6 Mar 13-Apr 5 Mar 13-Apr 5 Mar 13-Apr 5 Mar 13-Apr 5

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

35903 35904 35905 35902 35907 35908 35906

$62.80 $117.75 $62.80 $62.80 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Apr 25 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Mar 7-Apr 25 Mar 7-Apr 25 Mar 7-Apr 25

3:00 pm-3:30 pm 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 6:30 pm-7:00 pm 9:30 am-10:00 am 2:30 pm-3:00 pm 6:30 pm-7:00 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am

35910 35911 35912

$62.80 $62.80 $62.80

Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24

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

MONDAY

TUE, THU

WEDNESDAY

SATURDAY

Preschool 3

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

35951 35986

$62.80 $62.80

Jan 22-Mar 25 Jan 22-Mar 25

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

35919 35920 35918 35923 35925 35926 35922

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

Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 9-Feb 27 Mar 5-Apr 23 Mar 5-Apr 23 Mar 5-Apr 23 Mar 5-Apr 23

4:00 pm-4:30 pm 6:00 pm-6:30 pm 9:30 am-10:00 am 3:00 pm-3:30 pm 4:00 pm-4:30 pm 6:00 pm-6:30 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am

MONDAY

35931 35929 35934 35932 35933 35937 35936

$62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80

Jan 10-Feb 2 Jan 10-Feb 2 Feb 9-Mar 6 Feb 9-Mar 6 Feb 9-Mar 6 Mar 13-Apr 5 Mar 13-Apr 5

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

35941 35942 35943 35940 35946 35947 35945

$62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Mar 7-Apr 25 Mar 7-Apr 25 Mar 7-Apr 25

3:00 pm-3:30 pm 4:00 pm-4:30 pm 5:00 pm-5:30 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 4:00 pm-4:30 pm 5:00 pm-5:30 pm 9:30 am-10:00 am

35948 35949 35950

$62.80 $62.80 $62.80

Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 28-Mar 31

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

WEDNESDAY

SATURDAY

Preschool 4

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

35975

$62.80

Jan 22-Mar 25

9:00 am-9:30 am

35954 35955 35956 35953 35958 35959 35960 35957

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

Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 9-Feb 27 Mar 5-Apr 23 Mar 5-Apr 23 Mar 5-Apr 23 Mar 5-Apr 23

3:00 pm-3:30 pm 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 5:30 pm-6:00 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 5:30 pm-6:00 pm 6:30 pm-7:00 pm 9:30 am-10:00 am

35962 35961 35964 35963 35966 35965

$62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80

Jan 10-Feb 2 Jan 10-Feb 2 Feb 9-Mar 6 Feb 9-Mar 6 Mar 13-Apr 5 Mar 13-Apr 5

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

35968 35967 35970 35971 35972 35969

$62.80 $62.80 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95 $54.95

Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Mar 7-Apr 25 Mar 7-Apr 25 Mar 7-Apr 25 Mar 7-Apr 25

4:30 pm-5:00 pm 9:30 am-10:00 am 3:00 pm-3:30 pm 4:30 pm-5:00 pm 5:30 pm-6:00 pm 9:00 am-9:30 am

35973 35974

$62.80 $62.80

Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24

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

MONDAY

TUE, THU

WEDNESDAY

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Swim Lessons Preschool & Swimmer Preschool 5/Preschool Plus

Preschool 5/ Preschool Plus has participants improving their front crawl, whip kick, diving and deep water skills. Preschool Plus is created for participants who are not yet 6 years of age and have completed Preschool 5. Preschool Plus is a continuous evaluation course; participants do not pass or fail, but continue until they can transition into Swimmer levels. SUNDAY

35988

$62.80

Jan 22-Mar 25

10:45 am-11:15 am

35976 35977

$54.95 $54.95

Jan 9-Feb 27 Mar 5-Apr 23

5:00 pm-5:30 pm 5:00 pm-5:30 pm

35979 35978 35981 35980 35983 35982

$62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80 $62.80

Jan 10-Feb 2 Jan 10-Feb 2 Feb 9-Mar 6 Feb 9-Mar 6 Mar 13-Apr 5 Mar 13-Apr 5

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

35984 35985

$62.80 $54.95

Jan 11-Feb 29 Mar 7-Apr 25

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

35987

$62.80

Jan 21-Mar 24

10:00 am-10:30 am

MONDAY TUE, THU

WEDNESDAY SATURDAY

Child (6yrs+) Swimmer 1 participants are beginners over the age of 6. Swimmer 1 participants start to develop Swim to Survive Skills by learning assisted floats, assisted glides, safe entries, safe exits, submersion and breathing control while performing safe movement in shallow water. 36006 36007

$64.68 $64.68

Jan 22-Mar 25 Jan 22-Mar 25

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

35989 35990 35992 35991

$112.84 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42

Jan 9-Apr 23 Jan 9-Feb 27 Mar 5-Apr 23 Mar 5-Apr 23

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

35993 35994 35995 35996 35997 35998

$64.48 $64.48 $64.48 $64.48 $64.48 $64.48

Jan 10-Feb 2 Jan 10-Feb 2 Feb 9-Mar 6 Feb 9-Mar 6 Mar 13-Apr 5 Mar 8-Apr 3

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

36000 36001 35999

$64.48 $128.86 $64.43

Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Apr 25 Jan 11-Feb 29

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

36002 36003 36004 36005

$64.43 $64.43 $64.43 $64.43

Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24

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

MONDAY

TUE, THU

WEDNESDAY

SATURDAY

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

36026 36027

$64.48 $64.48

Jan 22-Mar 25 Jan 22-Mar 25

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

36009 36010 36008 36011

$112.84 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42

Jan 9-Apr 23 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 9-Feb 27 Mar 5-Apr 23

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

36012 36013 36014 36015 36016 36017 36121

$64.48 $64.48 $64.48 $64.48 $64.48 $64.48 $64.48

Jan 10-Feb 2 Jan 10-Feb 2 Feb 9-Mar 6 Feb 9-Mar 6 Mar 13-Apr 5 Mar 13-Apr 5 Mar 13-Apr 5

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

36018 36020 36021 36019

$64.48 $56.42 $56.42 $56.42

Jan 11-Feb 29 Mar 7-Apr 25 Mar 7-Apr 25 Mar 7-Apr 25

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

36022 36023 36024 36025

$64.48 $64.48 $64.48 $64.48

Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24

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

MONDAY

TUE, THU

WEDNESDAY

SATURDAY

Swimmer 1

SUNDAY

Swimmer 2

Swimmer 3

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

36048 36049

$69.28 $69.28

Jan 22-Mar 25 Jan 22-Mar 25

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

36034 36036 36035

$60.62 $60.62 $60.62

Jan 9-Feb 27 Mar 5-Apr 23 Mar 5-Apr 23

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

36037 36038 36039 36040 36041 36042

$69.28 $69.28 $69.28 $69.28 $69.28 $69.28

Jan 10-Feb 2 Jan 10-Feb 2 Feb 9-Mar 6 Feb 9-Mar 6 Mar 13-Apr 5 Mar 13-Apr 5

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

36044 36043

$129.90 $69.28

Jan 11-Apr 18 Jan 11-Feb 29

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

Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24

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

Jan 21-Mar 24

11:15 am-12:15 pm

MONDAY

TUE, THU

WEDNESDAY SATURDAY

36045 36046

$69.28 $69.28 36047 $69.28

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Swim Lessons Swimmer & Advanced Courses Swimmer 4

Swimmer 4 introduces standing dives, stride entries, surface support (legs only), and breast stroke endurance swim. Participants need to perform front/back crawl endurance swim, as well as an increased distance swim. SUNDAY

36061

$69.28

Jan 22-Mar 25

9:45 am-10:45 am

36051 36050 36052

$60.92 $60.92 $60.92

Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 9-Feb 27 Mar 5-Apr 23

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

36053 36054 36055

$69.28 $69.28 $69.28

Jan 10-Feb 2 Feb 9-Mar 6 Mar 13-Apr 5

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

36056 36058 36057

$69.28 $60.42 $60.42

Jan 11-Feb 29 Mar 7-Apr 25 Mar 7-Apr 25

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

36059 36060

$69.28 $69.28

Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24

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

MONDAY

TUE, THU

WEDNESDAY

SATURDAY

Swimmer 5

Swimmer 5 works towards strong eggbeater kick, head-up front crawl and shallow dives. Participants also learn tuck jumps and underwater back somersaults. Swim to Survive skills and swim endurance continue to progress in the front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke. SUNDAY

36063

$69.28

Jan 22-Mar 25

10:00 am-11:00 am

36062

$69.28

Jan 21-Mar 24

11:15 am-12:15 pm

SATURDAY

Swimmer 5/6

Swimmer 5/6 participants focus on improving technique and endurance of all lifesaving skills. In Swimmer 5 the participants continue the improvement of front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke. Swimmer 5 also brings in the challenge of sprinting and diving from an elevation. Swimmer 6 participants are challenged with a 300m workout and an increased focus on stroke correction/efficiency. After Swimmer 6 the next level is Canadian Swim Patrol program. MONDAY

36084 36085 36087

TUE, THU

$60.42 $60.42 $60.42

Jan 9-Feb 27 Mar 5-Apr 23 Mar 5-Apr 23

6:00 pm-7:00 pm 2:30 pm-3:30 pm 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

36089 36092 36093

$69.28 $69.28 $69.28

Jan 10-Feb 2 Feb 9-Mar 6 Mar 13-Apr 5

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

36094 36095 36098

$69.28 $69.28 $60.42

Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Mar 7-Apr 25

2:30 pm-3:30 pm 5:00 pm-6:00 pm 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

WEDNESDAY

Swimmer 6

Swimmer 6 targets lifesaving kicks (eggbeater and scissor) while focusing on increasing distances for front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke. Interval training, sprinting and a 300m workout are all components that challenge the participant. After Swimmer 6, the next level is Canadian Swim Patrol program. SUNDAY

36101

$69.28

Jan 22-Mar 25

9:00 am-10:00 am

36100

$69.28

Jan 21-Mar 24

10:00 am-11:00 am

SATURDAY

Advanced Courses Rookie Patrol

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

36111 36112

$69.28 $69.28

Jan 21-Mar 24 Jan 21-Mar 24

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

Ranger / Star Patrol

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

36113

$69.28

Jan 21-Mar 24

12:00 pm-1:00 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 will learn many different lifesaving and first aid skills, as well as develop swimming and fitness abilities. All levels will be taught together, allowing participants to work at their own pace and experience successes in all 3 aspects of the Swim Patrol Program (Water Proficiency, First Aid and Recognition & Rescue). SUNDAY

36110

$69.28

Jan 22-Mar 25

36102

$60.42

Jan 9-Feb 27

2:30 pm-3:30 pm

36103 36109 36104

$69.28 $60.42 $60.42

Jan 11-Feb 29 Mar 7-Apr 25 Mar 7-Apr 25

6:00 pm-7:00 pm 2:30 pm-3:30 pm 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

MONDAY WEDNESDAY

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Swim Programs Lifesaving & Diving National Lifeguard Service Award

Lifesaving Programs Participants who have completed the Swim for Life program, or who are 13 years of age and up, should register for Bronze Level courses. Participants who are over 16 years of age and have completed the Bronze Level courses, can register in Lifesaving Instructor and National Lifeguard Courses ( Note: these courses require that candidates have a current Standard First Aid or equivalent). 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 10 to 13 years of age. Successful candidates can advance to Bronze Medallion. 36115

$90.00

Jan 21-Mar 3

11:00 am-1:00 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 who are around aquatic environments regularly. Prerequisites: Bronze Star or 13 years of age. SATURDAY

36114

$140.00

Mar 10-May 12

11:00 am-1:00 pm

Bronze Award & Manual 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. MON-FRI

36120

$280.00

FRI-SAT

36118

Bronze Star

SATURDAY

The final step in becoming a certified Lifeguard. Through hands on demonstrations and situational practice, NLS candidates learn the profession of lifeguarding. Candidates must be 16 year old, have completed Bronze Cross and hold a current Standard First Aid or AEC award to register. Please provide proof of prerequisites to the instructor on the first day of class.

Apr 9-Apr 13

$282.09

Jan 20-Feb 25

04:30 pm-06:00 pm

Lifesaving Instructor – 40hr Course

This Lifesaving Instructor’s course is for candidates with no prior aquatic instructor’s certification. This course enables successful candidates to teach the following Lifesaving programs: Swim for Life, Canadian Swim Patrol, Bronze Awards and CPR. Each candidate must hold a current Bronze Cross and be a minimum of 16 years old. FRI-SAT

36119

$282.09

Mar 2-Mar 24

4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Diving Spring Board Diving - Beginner

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

36180

$64.48

Jan 22-Mar 25

10:30 am-11:15 am

Spring Board Diving – Intermediate

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

36181

$64.48

9:00 am-12:00 pm

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Swim Programs Adult Lessons & Private Instruction Private Instruction Private Swim Lessons

Do your children need some one-on-one attention to work on a specific Skill? Have you always wanted to learn to swim? Maybe you need to fine tune your strokes or are training for a Triathlon? We encourage all levels and ages to take advantage of our certified instructors. Private classes are designed to meet your needs and goals. We offer convenient class times for your hectic schedule. SUNDAY

36170 36171 36172 36173 36175 36176 36177 36174

$46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20

Jan 22 Jan 29 Feb 12 Feb 26 Mar 11 Mar 18 Mar 25 Mar 4

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

Junior Lifeguard Club - Recreational An exciting introduction to lifesaving, lifeguarding and leadership skills in a club atmosphere. This is a recreational program; however participants have opportunities to experience elements of a competitive, lifesaving sport. Participants must be 9 to 15 years of age, with a minimum Lifesaving Society Swim to Survive Award. FRIDAY 36116 $77.94 Jan 13-Feb 24 4:30 pm-6:00 pm 36117 $77.94 Mar 2-Apr 20 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Adult Lessons Adult Swim Lessons - Beginner

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. SATURDAY 36179 $84.00 Jan 21-Mar 24 8:00 am-9:00 am

Stroke Improvement - Adult

Adult stroke improvement focuses on front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke. Participants work through progression drills to improve endurance and technique. Participants should be able to swim two lengths of the pool prior to the start of class. SATURDAY 36178 $84.00 Jan 21-Mar 24 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

SATURDAY

36127 36126 36125 36128 36129 36131 36130 36132 36133 36134 36137 36136 36135 36138 36139 36141 36140 36142 36143 36144 36150 36151 36152 36153 36154 36157 36155 36156 36158 36159 36161 36160 36162 36163 36164 36145 36146 36147 36148 36149 36166 36165 36167 36168 36169

$46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20 $46.20

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

Program Registration

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!

Winter Registration start dates

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

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

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

Questions?

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

Parent & Tot ABC123 (18 mths and up with parent/ caregiver)

ABC123 emphasizes interaction between the child and the caregiver. Age appropriate activities include games, songs and free play. This class emphasizes interaction between the child and the caregiver; therefore additional siblings (who are not age appropriate/registered) are unable to attend. Instructor: Pat VanWinkle 6 Classes $41.00 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 34592 34593

Tu Tu

Jan 10-Feb 14 Feb 28-Apr 3

10:15 am-11:15 am 10:15 am-11:15 am

Easter Bunny Party

Hop on down for some Easter fun! Parents and preschoolers are invited to hop by for some ‘bunny’ entertainment, ‘hoppy’ stories easy Easter crafts and activities. Pre-registration is required. 1 Class $7.00/child and parent/caregiver, $3.00 each additional child from same family ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium F Mar 30 10:00 am-11:15 am 34817

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Preschool Learn to Skate Learn to Skate *A CSA approved skate helmet is mandatory for all skate programs.

Parent & Tot Skate (2-5 yrs)

Start your tot on the right skate! Join us for an introductory skate program that covers the basics in a fun and friendly environment. Your child learns how to fall safely, stand up, march across the ice and glide in this parented class. Parents must accompany children on the ice and wear clean shoes. 6 Classes $46.00 ORC Piper Arena 34604 M Jan 9-Feb 13 10:10 am-10:40 am Tu Jan 10-Feb 14 10:10 am-10:40 am 34605 34606 Th Jan 12-Feb 16 10:10 am-10:40 am M Feb 27-Apr 2 10:10 am-10:40 am 34607 34608 Tu Feb 28-Apr 3 10:10 am-10:40 am 5 Classes $39.00 ORC Piper Arena 34609 Th Mar 1-Mar 29 10:10 am-10:40 am

Preschool Learn To Skate 1 (4-6 yrs)

This is an unparented class for those who are ready to go on the ice alone. Children must be able to stand up and move unassisted before taking this class. Stay and watch your child progress while playing games and having fun! No previous skating experience is necessary. 6 Classes $46.00 ORC Piper Arena 34612 M Jan 9-Feb 13 9:35 am-10:05 am 34613 Tu Jan 10-Feb 14 9:00 am-9:30 am Tu Jan 10-Feb 14 9:35 am-10:05 am 34614 34615 Tu Jan 10-Feb 14 10:45 am-11:15 am Th Jan 12-Feb 16 9:00 am-9:30 am 34616 34617 Th Jan 12-Feb 16 10:10 am-10:40 am 34618 Th Jan 12-Feb 16 9:35 am-10:05 am Th Jan 12-Feb 16 2:25 pm-2:55 pm 34619 34620 M Feb 27-Apr 2 9:35 am-10:05 am Tu Feb 28-Apr 3 9:00 am-9:30 am 34621 34622 Tu Feb 28-Apr 3 9:35 am-10:05 am 34623 Tu Feb 28-Apr 3 10:45 am-11:15 am 5 Classes $39.00 ORC Piper Arena 34627 Th Mar 1-Mar 29 2:25 pm-2:55 pm 34624 Th Mar 1-Mar 29 9:00 am-9:30 am 34625 Th Mar 1-Mar 29 9:35 am-10:05 am 34626 Th Mar 1-Mar 29 10:10 am-10:40 am

Preschool Learn to Skate 2 (4-6 yrs)

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. 6 Classes $46.00 ORC Piper Arena 34628 M Jan 9-Feb 13 9:00 am-9:30 am 34629 Tu Jan 10-Feb 14 9:00 am-9:30 am 34630 Tu Jan 10-Feb 14 10:45 am-11:15 am 34631 Th Jan 12-Feb 16 9:35 am-10:05 am 34632 Th Jan 12-Feb 16 10:45 am-11:15 am 34633 Th Jan 12-Feb 16 1:15 pm-1:45 pm 34634 M Feb 27-Apr 2 9:00 am-9:30 am 34635 Tu Feb 28-Apr 3 9:00 am-9:30 am 34636 Tu Feb 28-Apr 3 10:45 am-11:15 am

5 Classes 34637 34638 34639

$39.00 Th Mar 1-Mar 29 Th Mar 1-Mar 29 Th Mar 1-Mar 29

ORC Piper Arena 9:35 am-10:05 am 10:45 am-11:15 am 1:15 pm-1:45 pm

Preschool Learn to Skate 3 (4-6 yrs)

Your child must be able to skate using full v-pushes, stop, and skate backwards across the width of the ice. The focus in PSLTS 3 is on onefoot glides, developing C-pushes for backwards skating and starting crossover exercises. 6 Classes $46.00 ORC Piper Arena 34640 M Jan 9-Feb 13 10:45 am-11:15 am 34641 Tu Jan 10-Feb 14 9:35 am-10:05 am 34642 Tu Jan 10-Feb 14 10:10 am-10:40 am Th Jan 12-Feb 16 9:00 am-9:30 am 34643 34644 Th Jan 12-Feb 16 1:50 pm-2:20 pm M Feb 27-Apr 2 10:45 am-11:15 am 34645 Tu Feb 28-Apr 3 9:35 am-10:05 am 34646 34647 Tu Feb 28-Apr 3 10:10 am-10:40 am $39.00 ORC Piper Arena 5 Classes 34648 Th Mar 1-Mar 29 9:00 am-9:30 am Th Mar 1-Mar 29 1:50 pm-2:20 pm 34649

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

Prerequisite for this level is PSLTS 3. In this level the focus is on crossovers, side stops, turns and jumps from forwards to backwards. 6 Classes $46.00 ORC Piper Arena 34650 M Jan 9-Feb 13 9:00 am-9:30 am 34651 Th Jan 12-Feb 16 10:45 am-11:15 am Th Jan 12-Feb 16 1:15 pm-1:45 pm 34652 34653 M Feb 27-Apr 2 9:00 am-9:30 am 5 Classes $39.00 ORC Piper Arena 34654 Th Mar 1-Mar 29 10:45 am-11:15 am 34655 Th Mar 1-Mar 29 1:15 pm-1:45 pm

Preschool Tiny Tots Hockey (3-6 yrs)

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 needed. A CSA approved skate helmet with face mask, neck guard, stick, hockey gloves and shin pads are all mandatory. 6 Classes $54.00 ORC Piper Arena 34662 M Jan 9-Feb 13 10:10 am-10:55 am 34663 Th Jan 12-Feb 16 1:50 pm-2:35 pm 34664 M Feb 27-Apr 2 10:10 am-10:55 am 5 Classes $45.00 ORC Piper Arena 34665 Th Mar 1-Mar 29 1:50 pm-2:35 pm

Take the Family Skating! See page 9 & 10 for the skate schedule

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Preschool General Programs Little Sneakers (2-3 yrs)

Preschool Programs ABC Stretch with Me (4-6 yrs) NEW

A program partnership between the Town of Okotoks and Natural High Fitness, this unique interactive class intertwines the Yogafit style of yoga with literacy development. Using yoga poses, phonic awareness, and storytelling this program actively engages your whole child. It is a FUN fitness experience they won’t want to miss. Children must be potty trained. Instructor: Kristine Hinton 6 Classes $75.00 TBA 36212 W Jan 11-Feb 15 9:30 am-10:15 am 36213 W Feb 29-Apr 4 9:30 am-10:15 am

Create & Play (3-6 yrs)

NEW Name

This program is full of new and creative activities. Join us as we enjoy puppets, dress up, play dough, painting or cooking. These are just a few of the activities that keep your preschooler busy and engaged. Children must be potty trained. 6 Classes $70.00 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room W Jan 11-Feb 15 12:45 pm-2:45 pm 34660 34661 W Feb 29-Apr 4 12:45 pm-2:45 pm

Dance: For Preschoolers with Miss Lottie (Levels 1 & 2)

Creative dance develops strong bodies and healthy body image. Children develop skills through the medium of dance associated with creative problem solving, co-operating with others, listening, focus, increased awareness of spatial concepts and development appropriate to their age. Class placement is determined by a combination of age, previous experience and ability. Dance Review-Saturday, May 12. Recital fee included in class price. Level 1 (3.5-4 yrs)

13 Classes 34596

$168.00 ORC Exercise Studio F Feb 3-May12 12:15 pm-1:00 pm

13 Classes

$168.00 Feb 3-May12

Level 2 (4-5 yrs)

34597 F

ORC Exercise Studio 1:15 pm-2:00 pm

Friday Connections (3-6 yrs)

We ensure your child has a fun-filled Friday morning. Crafts, songs, games and activities...and swim time is sure to make everyone smile. Children must be potty trained. Instructor: Pat VanWinkle 5 Classes $58.00 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room F Jan 13-Feb 10 10:00 am-12:00 pm 34598 34599 F Feb 17-Mar 23 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Friday Frolics (3-6 yrs)

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 5 Classes $58.00 ORC Community Room 34600 F Jan 13-Feb 10 9:30 am-11:30 am 34601 F Feb 17-Mar 23 9:30 am-11:30 am

This is an un-parented program for the two year olds or newly threes. Fit and fun for active children to play and explore body awareness and coordination. Independent and cooperative play using balls, bean bags, parachute, songs and games. Instructor: Suzie Bailey 6 Classes $41.00 OCA Multi Purpose Room M Jan 9-Feb 13 9:00 am-9:45 am 35613 35614 M Feb 27-Apr 2 9:00 am-9:45 am 36199 W Jan 11-Feb 15 9:00 am-9:45 am 36200 W Feb 29-Apr 4 9:00 am-9:45 am

Maybe we’ll see a Dinosaur (3-6 yrs)

Travel back in time! Visit cavemen and maybe see a Dinosaur. Children exercise their imaginations through a variety of themed, creative activities while they play and learn. It is an interactive class where creativity is combined with physical activity. Children must be potty trained. Instructor: Suzie Bailey 6 Classes $70.00 OCA Multi Purpose Room M Jan 9-Feb 13 10:00 am-12:00 pm 35601 M Feb 27-Apr 2 10:00 am-12:00 pm 35602

Monday Mayhem (3-6 yrs)

Mondays are magical and this class is sure to put a smile on any child’s face. With crafts, games, music and songs, we’re starting the week off with FUN! Children must be potty trained. Instructor: Cara Clifford 6 Classes $70.00 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room M Jan 9-Feb 13 9:00 am-11:00 am 34602 34603 M Feb 27-Apr 2 9:00 am-11:00 am

My Little Masterpiece (4-6 yrs)

This is a hands-on, tactile opportunity for preschoolers to discover and explore their own creativity. Each week they have the opportunity to independently use their imagination as they create their own keepsake masterpiece using a variety of materials. Children must be toilet trained. Instructor: Suzie Bailey 6 Classes $70.00 OCA Multi Purpose Room 35591 W Jan 11-Feb 15 10:00 am-12:00 pm 35592 W Feb 29-Apr 4 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Playground Fun (3-6 yrs)

This fun and action-packed program gives children lots of opportunities to play co-operative games, as well as develop gross motor skills. They explore co-ordination and movement, including many sport-based skills such as throwing, catching and kicking. This program also includes songs, craft projects and a snack is provided. Children must be potty trained. Instructor: Cara Clifford 6 Classes $70.00 OCA Multi Purpose Room 34658 Tu Jan 10-Feb 14 9:00 am-11:00 am 34659 Tu Feb 28-Apr 3 9:00 am-11:00 am

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

‘They Shoot,They Score.’ Children learn how to shoot, stick handle and pass the puck to their team mates. Drills, fun games and other activities help introduce the children to age appropriate fundamentals of floor hockey. Children must be potty trained. CSA approved hockey helmet is mandatory. 6 Classes $41.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium 34610 W Jan 11-Feb 15 10:30 -11:30 am 34611 W Feb 29-Apr 4 10:30 -11:30 am

Preschool Palette (3-6 yrs)

Preschoolers enjoy this interactive class that draws from the ‘palette’ of learning experiences using music, movement, art, crafts, nature and games. You never know what your child will be doing next in this exciting program. Children must be toilet trained. Instructor: Suzie Bailey 6 Classes $70.00 OCA Multi Purpose Room 34656 M Jan 9-Feb 13 12:45 pm-2:45 pm M Feb 27-Apr 2 12:45 pm-2:45 pm 34657

Safety Kids (4-6 yrs)

In this unparented safety program children learn the basics of safety through song and interaction. Topics covered include playing safe, getting lost, stranger myth, fire, playground and helmet safety. 1 Class $25.00 ORC Youth Centre TV Room 34669 Tu Mar 20 1:45 pm-2:45 pm

Sports Galore (3-6 yrs)

This program introduces your child to floor hockey, soccer, and many other sports as they 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. 6 Classes $41.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium 34670 W Jan 12-Feb 16 9:30 am-10:30 am W Mar 1-Apr 5 9:30 am-10:30 am 34671 Tu Jan 10-Feb 14 1:00 pm-2:00 pm 34672 34673 Tu Feb 28-Apr 3 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Tiggerific Time (3-6 yrs)

Is your preschooler bouncy, trouncy and always looking for fun, fun, fun? This play-based active class keeps your child moving and hopping the whole time! Children must be potty trained. Instructor: Pat VanWinkle 6 Classes $70.00 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 34678 Th Jan 12-Feb 16 10:00 am-12:00 pm Th Mar 1-Apr 5 10:00 am-12:00 pm 34679

Time for Two’s (2-3 yrs)

This un-parented program for two year olds, or those who’ve just turned three, is perfect for those who are ready for a little time away from Mom. Our low ratios enable the instructor to provide age appropriate playtime, crafts, stories and songs in a safe, nurturing environment. Instructor: Pat VanWinkle. 5 Classes $35.00 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 34683 F Jan 13-Feb 10 9:00 am-9:45 am F Feb 17-Mar 23 9:00 am-9:45 am 34685 6 Classes $41.00 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 34680 Tu Jan 10-Feb 14 9:15 am-10:00 am 34681 W Jan 11-Feb 15 9:00 am-9:45 am Th Jan 12-Feb 16 9:00 am-9:45 am 34682 34684 Th Mar 1-Apr 5 9:00 am-9:45 am 34686 Tu Feb 28-Apr 3 9:15 am-10:00 am W Feb 29-Apr 4 9:00 am-9:45 am 34687

Wacky Wednesdays (3-6 yrs)

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 6 Classes $70.00 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 34688 W Jan 11-Feb 15 10:00 am-12:00 pm W Feb 29-Apr 4 10:00 am-12:00 pm 34689

Storybook Adventures (3-6 yrs)

Join us for an adventure! Each week we discover a new story, and then spend the morning singing songs, playing active games and creating art and craft projects – all based on the day’s story theme. A small snack is provided each class. Children must be potty trained. Instructor: Cara Clifford 6 Classes $70.00 OCA Multi Purpose Room 34674 Th Jan 12-Feb 16 9:00 am-11:00 am 34675 Th Mar 1-Apr 5 9:00 am-11:00 am

Super Soccer (3-6 yrs)

This is the perfect program for the young soccer fan and helps 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. 6 Classes $41.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium 34676 Tu Jan 10-Feb 14 2:00 pm-3:00 pm 34677 Tu Feb 28-Apr 3 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

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Children & Teen Sports Skate - Power Hour for Initiation

Sports Badminton

Learn and practice the fundamental skills of badminton including the forehand, backhand, drop shot, smash and the serve. Participants must supply their own badminton racquets. Badminton 6-10 yrs

10 Classes 34693

$77.00 W

ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium Jan 18-Mar 28 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

10 Classes 34694

$77.00 W

ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium Jan 18-Mar 28 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Badminton 11-15 yrs

Basketball (Grades 6-9)

This course focuses on all areas of basketball: footwork, ball handling, dribbling, shooting, passing/receiving, rebounding and offence. Skills are reinforced during game play. The course also emphasizes fair play, sportsmanship and life skills such as health, respect, discipline and hard work. 10 Classes $113.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium 34695 W Jan 18-Mar 28 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Floor Hockey

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

10 Classes 34714

$77.00 Sa

ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium Jan 14-Mar 24 10:00 am-11:00 am

10 Classes 34715

$77.00 Sa

ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium Jan 14-Mar 24 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Floor Hockey (9-13 yrs)

Skate - Homeschool (Grades 1-6)

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

6 Classes 34977 5 Classes 34978

$57.00 W $48.00 W

OCA Centennial Ice Jan 11-Feb 15 10:30 am-11:15 am OCA Centennial Ice Feb 29-Mar 28 10:30 am-11:15 am

6 Classes 34979 5 Classes 34980

$57.00 W $48.00 W

OCA Centennial Ice Jan 11-Feb 15 11:15 am-12:00 pm OCA Centennial Ice Feb 29-Mar 28 11:15 am-12:00 pm

Level Two – Power Skate

Enhance your skating skills for tryouts or improve them for the upcoming hockey season. Please note this is not a Learn to Skate program. Full hockey equipment is required including hockey stick and a CSA approved helmet with face mask is mandatory. Instructor: Robyn Devolin 4 Classes $80.00 ORC Piper Arena 35792 Tu-F Feb 21-Feb 24 8:00 am-8:45 am

Skate - Youth Recreational Skating (6-12 yrs)

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. CSA approved Skate Helmets are mandatory. 4 Classes $38.00 ORC Piper Arena 34751 Tu-F Feb 21-Feb 24 9:00 am-10:00 am $38.00 ORC Piper Arena 4 Classes Tu-F Feb 21-Feb 24 10:00 am-11:00 am 34750

Volleyball (Grades 4 - 6)

Volleyball, the popular lifetime sport, is now available to the younger volleyball enthusiast without the volleyball club commitment. Build skills and learn game strategies from experienced volleyball coaches. 10 Classes $113.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium Th Jan 19-Mar 29 4:00 pm-5:30 pm 34740

Volleyball Intermediate/Advanced (Grades 7 and Up)

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. 10 Classes $113.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium Th Jan 19-Mar 29 5:30 pm-7:00 pm 34741

WinterSki @ COP (8 yrs and up)

It’s Friday, let’s hit the slopes at Canada Olympic Park. If lessons are required please book with COP Guest Services (403-247-5452). 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 403-938-8955 if interested. A CSA-approved ski/snowboarding helmet is mandatory. 4 Classes Meet at the lower level ORC Parking Lot 34742 F Jan 13-Feb 3 4:00 pm-10:30 pm Bus Only $90.00 Lift and Bus $200.00 Rentals, Lift and Bus $300.00

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Children & Teen Fitness/Personal Development Fitness

Personal Development

Yoga for Children (8-11 yrs) with Angelica

Learn about basic postures and meanings, followed with fun activities and games throughout the program. It is a creative and theatrical class sure to keep every child involved artistically, and it begins to establish a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle through the practice of yoga. Instructor: Angelica Janik 8 Classes $47.00 ORC Lecture Room M Jan 23-Mar 26 3:45 pm-4:30 pm 35662

Yoga for Teens (12-17 yrs) with Angelica

Broaden your flexibility and strength through postures and breathing techniques. This program is different every class, building knowledge on basic stances and proper alignment throughout the weeks. By the end of the session, each teen is able to go through an intensive Akand flowing series, accompanied with highlights of kundalini yoga. Instructor: Angelica Janik 8 Classes $62.00 ORC Lecture Room 35660 M Jan 23-Mar 26 4:45 pm-5:45 pm

Yoga for Tweens (8-11 yrs)

Yoga is an adventure that can begin at any stage of life! Yoga teaches pre-teens how to be present in their bodies and make choices from their hearts. Yoga is a healthy way to exercise and energize the mind, body and soul while in a non-competitive, safe, fun and caring environment. Yoga/Pilates mat required. Instructor: Natasha Van Meer 10 Classes $58.00 OCA Multi Purpose Room 36207 Th Jan 19-Mar 29 3:45 pm-4:30 pm

Yoga Chaos (9-16 yrs)

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 in a non-competitive, safe, fun and caring environment. Yoga/Pilates mat required. Instructor: Natasha Van Meer 10 Classes $77.00 OCA Multi Purpose Room 36208 Th Jan 19-Mar 29 4:45 pm-5:45 pm

Babysitting Course (11 yrs and up)

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. Facilitator: Theresa Arcega/Tracy Morgan 2 Classes $55.00 ORC Community Room 34691 F-Sa Jan 20-Jan 21 Friday: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm Saturday: 9:00 am-4:30 pm 3 Classes $55.00 ORC Community Room Tu-W-Th Feb 22-Feb 23 1:00 pm-4:30 pm 34692

Computers: MS Word (8-12 yrs)

Using Office 2007, this class provides an opportunity to experience the main MS Word features. Learn and practice how to insert clip art, WordArt, pictures from files, cut & paste, change font and size of font. Also learn how to save, print, and retrieve files. Instructor: Tracy Morgan 1 Class $25.00 ORC Youth Centre Computer Room 34702 Th 15-Mar 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Dollars and Sense (12-17 yrs)

Are you too old to be saving money in a piggy bank? Then it’s time to learn about money management. Find out about banking, budgeting, borrowing and the value of money. 3 Classes $35.00 ORC Board Room 35665 W Mar 7-Mar 21 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Home Alone Safely (10-13 yrs)

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 $65.00 ORC Community Room 34721 F-Sa Feb 10-Feb 11 Friday: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Saturday: 9:30 pm-12:30 pm

Safekids2 (6-12 yrs)

Make your community safer by teaching your children to be street wise. This high energy, interactive program gives your children a safety plan they can use! Topics include home alone safety, bullying, stranger myth, inappropriate touching, abductions, self-confidence and more. Presented by: Safe & Sound, Safety Consulting 1 Class $35.00 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 34436 Sa 10-Mar 9:00 am-12:00 pm

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Children & Teen Fine Arts Zumbatomic (5-7yrs & 8-12 yrs)

Dance Dance: Creative and Jazz Dance (Levels 1-4)

Children continue to explore and develop skills associated with the creative process: creative problem solving, co-operation, listening, focus, spatial concepts, developmental movement patterns and variations in moving through space. The elements of Jazz Dance, ie rhythm, style, and body are introduced. Placement is determined by a combination of age, previous experience and ability. Dance Review Saturday, May 12. Recital fee included in class price. Instructor: Lottie Pederson Level 1 (5-6 yrs of age)

13 Classes 34707

$168.00 F Feb 3-May12

15 Classes 34704

$200.00 ORC Exercise Studio W Jan 25-May 12 4:00 pm -4:50 pm

15 Classes 34705

$200.00 ORC Exercise Studio M Jan 23-May 12 4:15 pm -5:15 pm

15 Classes 34706

$200.00 ORC Exercise Studio M Jan 23-May 12 5:15 pm -6:15 pm

Level 2 (6-7 yrs of age)

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

Level 3 (8-11 yrs of age)

Level 4 (10-12 yrs of age)

Dance: Jazz and Funk (Level 1 & 2)

Dancers expand their movement vocabularies into funk and hip hop in addition to a variety of jazz dance styles. They build strength, flexibility and proper body alignment for advancing dance technique, while experiencing the joy of dance and the fabulous fun of funk. Placement is determined by a combination of age, experience and ability. Dance Review Saturday, May 12. Recital fee included in class price. Instructor: Lottie Pederson Level 1 (Ages 11-14)

15 Classes 34708

$200.00 W TBA

ORC Exercise Studio 4:50 pm -5:50 pm

15 Classes 34709

$249.00 M TBA

ORC Exercise Studio 6:30 pm -7:45 pm

Level 2 (Ages 13-17)

VIBE (12-17 yrs)

Move like the people on Much Music or MTV. This class combines a series of movements that rely on individualism and personal street style. This class is a high-energy workout that challenges the group to pick-up a diverse repertoire of street-style dance movements during the session. No dance experience necessary. Instructor: Sasha Filonenko 10 Classes $77.00 ORC Community Room 34739 Th Jan 19-Mar 29 6:15 pm-7:15 pm

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

8 Classes 35636

$47.00 Tu

ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium Jan 10-Mar 13 4:15 pm-5:00 pm

8 Classes 35639

$47.00 Tu

ORC Shane Homes Gymnasium Jan 10-Mar 13 5:05 pm-5:50 pm

Zumbatomic (8-12yrs)

Music Youth Guitar Lessons (12-17 yrs)

Participants in this course play songs right from the first class. Course curriculum varies according to the interest of the participants and their feedback. Learning to play the guitar can be easy and enjoyable from the start. Students need their own guitar (and amp if guitar is not acoustic). Instructor: James Buchholz Guitar (8-11yrs)

5 Classes 34747 36029

$84.00 ORC Youth Centre TV Room Sa Jan 14-Feb 11 9:00 am-10:00 am Sa Mar 3-Mar 31 9:00 am-10:00 am

5 Classes 34748 36028

$84.00 ORC Youth Centre TV Room Sa Jan 14-Feb 11 10:00 am-11:00 am Sa Mar 3-Mar 31 10:00 am-11:00 am

Guitar (12-17 yrs)

Art Drawing Dynamic Horses and Ponies Advanced - All Ages

We’ll be drawing these majestic animals not only proportionately...but also, in motion! Rearing, galloping, jumping, trotting...we cover as much as we can. Additionally, your young artist spends time learning how to properly use drawing tools as well as care for them properly. Important note: This is a more challenging course that does require some skill. Instructor: Robin Thibodeau 6 Classes $72.00 Station Cultural Centre Studio 35883 M Feb 27-Apr 2 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Exotic Animal Drawing (6-9 yrs)

Draw animals like King Cheetahs, Bengal Tigers, Reticulated Giraffes, Ancient Reptiles, eye boggling Zebras and the heavy-weight champions Indian White Rhinos and Cape Buffalo! Learn how to use oil pastels, soft pastels and pencil colours to create these spectacular creatures. Instructor: Robin Thibodeau 6 Classes $72.00 Station Cultural Centre Studio 34711 W Feb 29-Apr 4 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

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Children & Teen Fine Arts Fantasy Figure Drawing (9-12 yrs)

Under the Sea Drawing (6-9 yrs)

Elves, Fairies, Goblins, Wizards, Sorcerers, Mermaids, and Pixies to just name a few. Learn the essentials of figure drawing! Working with artists’ pencils, charcoal, oil pastels and pencil colour, students also learn how to blend colours, work highlights and shadows as well as create the illusions of texture! Instructor: Robin Thibodeau 6 Classes $72.00 Station Cultural Centre Studio 34712 W Jan 11-Feb 15 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Young artists are introduced to drawing the endless wonders of the seas using pencil crayons, soft pastels and oil pastels, while learning to mix and match these mediums. Learn to create the illusions of the deep sea and its wild and wacky creatures. Let’s dive down deep and discover the mysteries of the oceans. Instructor: Robin Thibodeau 6 Classes $72.00 Station Cultural Centre Station 34738 M Jan 9-Feb 13 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Introduction to Papermaking (8-12 yrs)

Youth Centre Mural Project (12-17 yrs)

NEW

Learn to make paper and other paper goods using recycled materials. Learn about its history and impact on cultures. Students make examples of paper and complete several projects using finished recycled paper including lino block prints, plantable paper and molded paper. Fee includes materials. Please bring tea towels or similar to the class. Instructor: Melissa Cyrenne 1 Class $35.00 Station Cultural Centre Station Sa Feb 4 9:00 am-12:00 pm 35819

Want to leave your mark on our wall? Come to the Youth Centre and work with a team of youth artists to create some artwork. All materials and instruction provided. Each artist will be allowed to paint in their own style. This course is free-of-charge; however participants must pre-register. 8 Classes FREE ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 34746 Sa Jan 21-Mar 24 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

PD Day Camps FUNday Basketball (Gr 1 to 4)

Community Programs is pleased to partner with Okotoks Minor Basketball Association to provide a fun-filled basketball program on select PD Days. FUNdamental Movement Skills in addition to basketball skills and some game play will be included. 1 Class $15.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium F Jan 27 1:00 pm-3:00 pm 35694 35695 F Mar 23 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

School’s Out PD Day Camps (5-12 yrs)

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.

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 • 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)

PD Day Camp (5-12 yrs)

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Adult Sports & Dance Sports

Dance

Adult Floor Hockey

For a good workout join our co-ed adult floor hockey program. Participants must supply their own equipment; wooden/composite sticks are not permitted. 10 Classes $60.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium 34444 Su Jan 15-Mar 25 7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Badminton Co-ed Mixed

For all levels of players who are interested in getting out, getting in shape and meeting new people. Challenge yourself and others to a game – singles or doubles the choice is yours. Ladders and mini tournaments are organized, if numbers permit. Please bring your own equipment and wear non marking sports shoes. 10 Classes $60.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium Th Jan 19-Mar 29 8:00 pm-9:30 pm 34450

Volleyball: Co-ed Intermediate (16+ yrs)

Co-ed intermediate volleyball is for those with previous playing experience. Game play is organized by those registered and participation is respectful and inclusive. This recreational program is not set up as a competitive league. Pre-registration is required; drop in options are not available. 10 Classes $60.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium Tu Jan 17-Mar 27 8:00 pm-9:30 pm 34571

Volleyball: Co-ed Mixed (16+ yrs)

Join our co-ed mixed class for a great game of volleyball in a fun and social environment. All levels of players are invited to register. Preregistration is required; drop in options are not available. 10 Classes $60.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium 34572 W Jan 18-Mar 28 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

Burlesque

NEW Time Added

Learn to appreciate the beauty of your body and express it through movement.This class is for females only. Class includes core conditioning, cardio, and choreography. Instructor: Sasha Filonenko. 10 Classes $104.00 ORC Community Room 35004 Th Jan 19-Mar 29 8:15 pm-9:15 pm 35917 Th Jan 19-Mar 29 7:15 pm-8:15 pm

Dance: Let’s Move Beginner with Lottie Pederson

It’s time to dance! Jazz, Tap, Swing, Latin or Country, we dabble in all of them. This class is a fabulous work out with benefits for your mind and body. It is designed for participants that are new to dance or for those that want a class that is considerate of the body. 13 Classes $165.00 ORC Exercise Studio 34483 W Jan 25-May 9 12:00 pm-1:00 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 $165.00 ORC Exercise Studio 34485 F Jan 27-May 11 10:55 am-11:55 am

Dance: Let’s Move in the Night with Lottie Pederson

This intermediate level class is designed for participants who have some previous dance or movement experience and wish to continue to develop their dance skills and repertoire. Each class is an energetic blend of dance styles and genres borrowed from Tap, Jazz, Latin, Country, Contemporary Dance and more. 13 Classes $165.00 TBA 34486 W Jan 25-May 9 7:35 pm-8:35 pm

Zumba Gold with Heather Andrews

Zumba Gold is a lower impact, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, dance, fitness party that keeps you in the groove of life. For beginners to older active adults, the music uses dance moves and rhythms from Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue, and more to make you forget you are exercising and having fun at the same time! 8 Classes $84.00 ORC Community Room 35556 M Jan 9-Mar 12 10:00 am-11:00 am 35952 Th Jan 12-Mar 15 10:00 am-11:00 am 8 Classes $84.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium 35557 Tu Jan 10-Mar 13 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

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Adult Fitness Cardio Cross Training

Fitness 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. Fitness mat required. 10 Classes $64.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium 34440 Th Jan 19-Mar 29 10:30 am-11:30 am

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 will include exercises that focus on core strengthening and flexibility. Yoga/ Pilates mat required. 10 Classes $64.00 ORC Community Room Tu Jan 17-Mar 27 10:30 am-11:30 am 34441

55+ Yoga (New Instructor)

Come and enjoy 55+ Yoga in a supportive and gentle way. You are taught different ways to stretch, learn breath techniques and of course to have fun. It’s a great way to start your yoga practice and your week. Yoga/Pilates mat required. Instructor: Stacey Watson. 10 Classes $64.00 ORC Exercise Studio 34442 M Jan 16-Mar 26 11:45 am-12:45 pm 10 Classes $64.00 ORC Community Room W Jan 18-Mar 28 10:00 am-11:00 am 35813

Adult Learn to Skate (15 yrs & up)

Whether you are a brand new skater or wanting to hone your skating skills, this class is for you. From the basics to backward crossovers, an instructor is on the ice to provide instruction. Helmets are required for beginner skaters and recommended for all levels. Instructor: Liat Kobetitchl, NCCP Level 3. 5 Classes $53.00 OCA Centennial Ice W Feb 29-Mar 28 9:30 am-10:30 am 34448 6 Classes $64.00 OCA Centennial Ice 34447 W Jan 11-Feb 15 9:30 am-10:30 am

G-Force Training

NEW

Be prepared to work up some serious sweat! This class targets every zone of your body through a combination of explosive plyometric training, aeroboxing skills and athletic conditioning intervals. Get ready to finish the class with core training targeting your midsection and a well-deserved stretch series. Instructors: Jen Nelson & Summer Langstraat 10 Classes $99.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium 34454 Tu Jan 17-Mar 27 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

NEW Instructor

This class combines cardio with strength training and focuses on the main muscle groups that make up your abdominals, glutes and thighs using body weight to strengthen and tone. Instructor: Summer Langstraat. 10 Classes $75.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium 34457 W Jan 18-Mar 28 12:10 pm-12:55 pm

Drop 20 Fitness with Karlene Koehler

A new early morning option for fitness classes. Burn fat and have a blast! Interval training, plyometrics and strength training are all included to provide an efficient and challenging workout. Let’s push it to the limit and burn those extra pounds! Yoga/Pilates mat required. 10 Classes $99.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium Tu Jan 17-Mar 27 6:00 am-7:00 am 35915 35916 Th Jan 19-Mar 29 6:00 am-7:00 am

H.I.I.T.T NEW Time (High Intensity Interval Training)

This class consists of a warm-up period of exercise, followed by six to 10 repetitions of high intensity exercise, separated by medium intensity exercise, and ending with a period of cool down exercise. Great for people looking to work hard! Instructor: Summer Langstraat 10 Classes $75.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium Tu Jan 17-Mar 27 12:05 pm-12:50 pm 35815 34513 Th Jan 19-Mar 29 12:05 pm-12:50 pm

Mind, Body, Core....Fusion

This energizing class incorporates elements of yoga, Pilates and core conditioning. The flowing movements provide an amazing workout while releasing tension and increasing your feeling of wellbeing. Yoga/ Pilates mat is required. Instructor: Stacey Watson 10 Classes $104.00 ORC Exercise Studio 34537 M Jan 16-Mar 26 1:45 pm-2:45 pm

Nia Technique®

Nia is a workout and lifestyle program. It fuses three movement forms – dance, martial and healing arts, to create powerful, purposeful movement that helps improve grace, flexibility and endurance. It promotes weight loss, proper weight management; strengthens muscles and improves muscle definition, as well as calms the mind and relieves stress. Instructor: Trish Seitz 10 Classes $104.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium 34540 Tu Jan 17-Mar 27 9:30 am-10:30 am 10 Classes $104.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium 35909 Th Jan 19-Mar 29 9:30 am-10:30 am

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Adult Fitness Pilates: Body Blends Experienced with Lottie Pederson

This 1.25 hour course reviews some of the fundamentals and quickly progresses into fully integrated body work of breath, coordination and accuracy of form. Intermediate and advanced methods facilitate core/ postural development of strength, alignment and flexibility. Participants must have previous experience in the Pilates method and must be of an average fitness level. 12 Classes $197.00 ORC Exercise Studio 34545 F Jan 27-May 4 9:30 am-10:45 am

Pilates: Body Blends Intermediate with Lottie Pederson

This course reviews and expands on the work of the fundamental level and introduces you to the next level of practice of the Pilates method. Progressive practice on breath, accuracy of form, total body/ core strength and flexibility are incorporated, while using a variety of practices. Some experience in Pilates is recommended. 12 Classes $158.00 TBA 34546 W Jan 25-May 2 6:20 pm-7:20 pm

Pilates: Fundamentals with Lottie Pederson

An introduction to the movement principles of the Pilates technique as well as essential practices from other disciplines. Learn the fundamentals correctly. Feel confident to apply this new way of thinking and moving into all your fitness and leisure activities. You receive at least one 15-minute private/semi-private session with Lottie. 12 Classes $158.00 ORC Exercise Studio 34547 M Jan 23-April 30 7:45 pm-8:45 pm

Pilates: Strength through Movement with Doris Blais

This is an energetic workout combining Pilates, basic yoga moves and strength moves. This class includes use of bands & bender balls. Yoga/ Pilates mat required. 10 Classes $104.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium 34542 Th Jan 19-Mar 29 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Pilates: For the Lunchtime Crowd with Doris Blais

The perfect noontime workout! A 45-minute workout for all levels that works on toning, strengthening the core and stretching. All exercises are performed on a mat for a complete workout. Yoga/Pilates mat required. 10 Classes $75.00 ORC Community Room 34543 M Jan 16-Mar 26 12:05 pm-12:50 pm

Postnatal Training with Danielle Sroka

NEW

A program partnership between the Town of Okotoks and Natural High Fitness, this class is created for moms of all levels who are getting back into a fitness program. Be introduced to Learn a well-rounded approach to fitness, including strength, cardio, stretch and relaxation. Use your baby as weight and in other interactive ways, while we work together with a variety of different exercises, class structures and fitness elements to get your body where you want it. 10 Classes $121.00 ORC Exercise Studio 36073 Th Jan 19-Mar 29 11:00 am-11:50 am

Prenatal Training with Danielle Sroka

NEW

A program partnership between the Town of Okotoks and Natural High Fitness, this class is designed to keep moms-to-be active and healthy during pregnancy. This gentle approach to fitness focuses on building muscular endurance and aerobic capacity by implementing both strength and cardiovascular exercises as well as incorporating ways to relax and stretch the muscles. 10 Classes $121.00 ORC Exercise Studio 36071 Sa Jan 21-Mar 31 9:00 am-10:00 am

PUSH with Karlene Koehler

Push yourself and be sure to get into shape fast.This class is for anyone who wants to push themselves to their limit and challenge their fitness level. A combo of cardio and strengthening exercises are included using an interval and circuit style format. Come out and have fun with a group of highly motivated people. 10 Classes $149.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium 35570 M Jan 16-Mar 29 9:30 am-11:00 am W Jan 18-Mar 28 9:30 am-11:00 am 35571 9 Classes $134.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium F Jan 20-Mar 23 9:30 am-11:00 am 35572

Qigong: Is Qi Gong for you?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, energy blockages are believed to be the root cause for disease. Qigong practice aids in alleviating blockages, empowering you to optimize your energy and health. This class addresses ‘Organ Cleansing and Detox’, and is an easy to learn 13-move system. Instructor: Eraine Wegiel 10 Classes $104.00 OCA Multi Purpose Room 35092 W Jan 18-Mar 28 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Qigong: Radiant Lotus Women’s Qi gong (RLWQ)

Continued practice of RLWQ allows you to grow your practice and deepen your sensitivity to the energy that naturally flows through your body. Are you feeling balanced? Emotionally? Physically? Empower yourself with RLWQ’s - a combined Chinese, Tibetan, and western energy concept developed for women. Teens to seniors and new students welcome. Instructor: Eraine Wegiel 10 Classes $104.00 OCA Multi Purpose Room 35089 W Jan 18-Mar 28 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

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Adult Fitness Reshape: Legs, Bums & Tums

This is a lower body conditioning class. Combine basic weight training techniques, Pilates and core conditioning to tone, strengthen and reshape your abs, glutes and thighs. Yoga/Pilates mat is required. Instructor: Stacey Watson 10 Classes $99.00 ORC SHANE Homes Gymnasium 35081 W Jan 18-Mar 28 1:00 pm-1:45 pm

Stretch/Relax/Release with Lottie Pederson

Restore natural suppleness and release physical and mental stress and tension. Lengthen muscles, and improve posture while preventing injuries. Practices in this class are a significant factor to improve posture, body strength, chronic pain and mental calmness. Learn how to take on your sports and activities with an increased range of motion and overall mobility. 12 Classes $158.00 ORC Exercise Studio 34565 W Jan 25-May 2 1:15 pm-2:15 pm

Strollercise

NEW Instructor

Bring in your stroller, and your baby, and work out! This fun, social fitness class combines walking with strength training exercises. Although the plan is structured, there is flexibility that allows each member to pursue their own potential. Instructor: Karlene Koehler OCA Walking Track 10 Classes $99.00 Th Jan 19-Mar 29 10:45 am-11:45 am 34566

Tai Chi

Tai Chi keeps our body, mind and spirit in balance and harmony. Regular practice improves the quality of our life. In this class learn short sequences that you’ll be able to use as a daily routine for stress relief. Suitable for any fitness level. Instructor: Jane Sponair RPAC Community Room 10 Classes $104.00 35935 W Jan 18-Mar 28 12:00 pm-1:00 pm This class focuses on breath awareness, simple postures, and relaxation. It is designed for the beginner student as well as students who want to continue a simple yoga practice. Yoga/Pilates mat required. Instructor: Stacey Watson (winter session only) 10 Classes $156.00 ORC Exercise Studio 34575 M Jan 16-Mar 26 10:00 am-11:30 am

NEW

This gentle, slow and soothing class focuses on restorative yoga postures and the breath. Props are used to enhance the relaxing and therapeutic nature of the class. Reduce stress and leave class feeling refreshed and renewed. Great for all levels and abilities. Instructor Stacey Watson. 10 Classes $87.00 ORC Exercise Studio 35833 M Jan 16-Mar 26 12:50 pm-1:40 pm

Yoga: Fusion

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NEW Time Added

Work through a series of stretches and poses held longer to gain flexibility, strengthen and unwind. Balance your mind and body through the Asanas (postures), controlled breathing and relaxation. Good for the beginner student or those who wish to continue their yoga journey. Yoga/Pilates mat required. Instructor: Penelope Kapp 10 Classes $104.00 Foothills Training Studio 35828 F Jan 20-Mar 30 10:30 am-11:30 am 10 Classes $156.00 ORC Exercise Studio 34576 W Jan 18-Mar 28 9:30 am-11:00 am

Yoga: Meditation De La Soul

This class features gentle yoga postures in preparation for meditation. Meditation improves clarity and overall well being for body, mind and soul. Yoga/Pilates Mat required. Instructor: Stacey Watson 10 Classes $104.00 ORC Community Room 34536 W Jan 18-Mar 28 1:50 pm-2:50 pm

Yoga: Mix with Angelica – Beginner & Intermediate

This program is designed to collaborate between the strength/flow of Ashtanga, and restorative side of yin. Choose the beginner class if you have little or no yoga experience. Choose the intermediate if you are familiar with postures and are ready to challenge yourself. Every class is packed with information ranging from breathing techniques, skeletal alignment and tension hot sports. Instructor: Angelica Janik Beginner 8 Classes $104.00 ORC Community Room 35595 M Jan 23-Mar 26 6:00 pm-7:15 pm Intermediate 8 Classes $104.00 ORC Community Room 35596 M Jan 23-Mar 26 7:30 pm-8:45 pm

Yoga/Pilates Mixed Level

Yoga: Beginner/Intermediate

Yoga: For Relaxation

Yoga: Hatha Yoga for

Stretch, tone and elongate your muscles with yoga postures, athletic stretches and core work. Build strength, balance and increase flexibility with this great low impact workout. Instructor: Summer Langstraat 10 Classes $99.00 ORC Community Room 35832 Th Jan 19-Mar 29 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Experience the best of both worlds with flowing, yoga-inspired moves as you work toward developing a stronger, more focused, more graceful you. Then move to the mat for a fluid Pilates workout to help firm your muscles, strengthen your core and improve your posture. Feel the burn as you slim down on your way to a lean and elegant body. Yoga/Pilates mat required. Instructor: Karlene Koehler 10 Classes $149.00 ORC Exercise Studio 34578 W Jan 18-Mar 28 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Yoga: Restorative Yoga with Penelope Kapp NEW

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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. Yoga/pilates mat required. 10 Classes $104.00 ORC Community Room 34584 Tu Jan 17-Mar 27 9:15 am-10:15 am 10 Classes $104.00 Foothills Training Studio 34583 F Jan 20-Mar 30 9:15 am-10:15 am

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Adult Fitness & Wellness Fitness & Wellness Series by Andrew Gustafson A program partnership between the Town of Okotoks and Natural High Fitness. These sessions are free for ORC Annual Facility Pass Holders; however, pre-registration is required. The fee is $15 for all other registrants.

Debunking Common Fitness Myths NEW

Everyone in the fitness industry is looking for the magic bullet to get you fast results and make fast money. The result of this is a world filled with the fantastic to the outrageous marketing campaigns and we’re all left to filter through a mass of information and misinformation. What to believe?? Andrew addresses some of the more common myths circulating the mass media today and shows the evidence needed to make informed fitness decisions. Come prepared with your own questions and fitness confusions for a lively and informative discussion. Note: This session is free for ORC Annual Facility Pass Holders – preregistration is required. $15.00 ORC Lecture Room 1 Class M Feb 13 7:00 pm-8:30 pm 36077

Exercises and Strategies for Enhanced Function and Metabolic Burn NEW

Do you feel like you continue to exercise but aren’t seeing the fast results you were hoping for? Andrew explains some common pitfalls in many exercise strategies and teaches some great movements and programs for better daily functioning and for great gains in your metabolism. Note: This session is free for ORC Annual Facility Pass Holders – pre-registration is required. 1 Class $15.00 ORC Lecture Room 36079 M Mar 26 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Fitness for Any Lifestyle

NEW

After years in the fitness industry and after writing literally thousands of fitness plans for hundreds of people, Andrew has a very unique understanding of what types of activities get the best results for people of all lifestyles. Andrew helps class participants understand the best ways to work exercise and activity into their unique situations. Everyone needs exercise and there is a way to make it happen. Note: This session is free for ORC Annual Facility Pass Holders – preregistration is required. 1 Class $15.00 ORC Lecture Room 36076 M Jan 30 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Metabolic Typing

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One man’s food is another’s poison. We’ve all heard that and intuitively understand it, but how do we know which foods are good for us and which aren’t? And why is it that one diet plan works for some people but not for others? If it was a good diet plan it would work for everyone, right? Wrong.The answer to these queries lies in our genetic and biochemical individuality. In this session Andrew explains a simple system for addressing these individualities and getting on the right individual track to better nutrition success. Note: This session is free for ORC Annual Facility Pass Holders – pre-registration is required. 1 Class $15.00 ORC Lecture Room 36078 M Mar 12 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Nutrition 101

NEW

Understanding good nutrition is arguably the most confusing aspect of making healthy lifestyle choices.The basics today, however, are the same as they have been for a millennia. In this presentation learn the basics of how food impacts our physiology and digestion. Understanding the basic ways foods affect us makes choosing foods much easier. Note: This session is free for ORC Annual Facility Pass Holders – preregistration is required. 1 Class $15.00 ORC Lecture Room M Jan 16 7:00 pm-8:30 pm 36074

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Adult Health & Wellness Personal Development Health & Wellness

Personal Development

Training Considerations for All Levels of Endurance Athletes

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A program partnership between the Town of Okotoks and Natural High Fitness. Learn from one of the provinces best and most respected endurance training specialists, Dan Giberson Why are heart rate training zones less effective than once thought? Why do we need objective measures to create proper training plans? Why is steady long distance and high volume training not necessarily the most effective training strategy? Answer these and many more interesting and thought-provoking topics in this information-packed session. Note:This session is free for ORC Annual Facility Pass Holders – pre-registration is required. 1 Class $15.00 ORC Lecture Room 36091 W Feb 29 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Self Hypnosis

This interactive lesson allows you to experience hypnosis and teaches you how to enter a state of hypnosis on your own. Learn how to use this state of hypnosis to improve your life and harness the power of your own subconscious mind for relaxation, and the management of stress, sleep, and anxiety. Instructor: Tom Gillis 1 Class $50 Foothills Training Studio 34558 Sa Jan 21 12:30-4:30 pm

The Secret to Inner Peace with Christine Wushke

Looking for some serenity in your life, or simple ways to manage stress, tension and fatigue? Christine teaches the transformative and powerful techniques of meditation in an easy-to-follow, simple approach to finding inner peace, and shows you how to incorporate it into dayto-day situations. 10 Classes $104.00 ORC Youth Centre TV Room 35921 M Jan 16-Mar 26 6:15 pm-7:15 pm

Balance Your Life

Are you living the life you want, spending the time in the roles and on the tasks you value? Balance Your Life explores the roles you live and the tasks associated with them. This workshop uses an interactive approach to find ways to prioritize the roles you live and develop action plans to help you make changes to find balance in your life. Facilitator: Simply Empower 1 Class $90.00 ORC Lecture Room Sa Feb 4 9:30 am-12:30 pm 36214

Financial Retirement Strategies

Learn how to organise your finances to enjoy a successful retirement. Learn the fundamentals on investments, pensions, budgeting, taxes and estate planning. The class will be taught in a generic manner mentioning no specific solutions. Textbook is provided; bring a souse/friend and share textbook for an additional $25. Instructor: Dan Beyaert, CFP. 4 Classes $80.00/$25.00 Spouse or Friend Foothills Composite HS W Feb 1-Feb 29 7:00 pm-9:30 pm 34497

First Aid: CPR Re-Cert

This course is perfect for those requiring annual CPR C certification for work or school, 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. Pre-requisite: CPR A, B, or C certification. Please bring CURRENT CPR certificate with you to class. Instructor: Cara Clifford 1 Class $45.00 ORC Lecture Room 34499 Sa Mar 31 9:30 am-12:30 pm

First Aid: Emergency/CPR (A)/AED

This first aid 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 $75.00 ORC Community Room 34500 Sa Mar 17 9:30 am-5:30 pm

First Aid: Standard/CPR (C)/AED

This comprehensive first aid 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 $125.00 ORC Community Room 34503 Sa-Su Mar 17-Mar 18 9:30 am-5:30 pm

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

First aid certification is valid for three years; this re-certification course is for anyone whose certification is current but coming up for renewal. Please bring CURRENT First Aid certificate with you to class. Instructor: Cara Clifford 1 Class $75.00 ORC Lecture Room 34506 Sa Jan 28 9:30 am-3:30 pm 36065 Sa Mar 31 9:30 am-3:30 pm

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Adult Personal Development First Aid: Canadian Red Cross 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. Instructor: Shay Ford 2 Classes $125.00 ORC Board Room 34498 Sa-Su TBA 8:30 am-4:00 pm

French: Conversational Basic

Do you have a child registered in a French Immersion program and feel helpless at homework time? Or just interested in the French language? Then join us for an introduction to conversational French and ‘parlez francais’. 10 Classes $88.00 ORC Programs Area Conversation for Beginners

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GED - High School Equivalency

The GED diploma is accepted by many colleges and employers as equivalent to a high school diploma. You are provided with a solid foundation and the 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, subsidy available for qualified applicants. Facilitator: Irma Connell 20 Classes $75.00 ORC Board Room 34510 Tu, Th Jan 17-Mar 22 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Guilt Buster

Learn how to recognize the four main beliefs that sets guilt in motion. Gain a healthy perspective on situations, and release obsessive and limited thinking, allowing yourself and others to move on. Based on the Work of Dr. John Demartini Method®. Instructor: Katie Grinham 2 Classes $25.00 ORC Board Room 34511 W Jan 18-Jan 25 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Guitar Lessons for Adults

Participants play songs starting from the first class. Curriculum varies according to participant’s interests and feedback. Learning to play the guitar can be easy and enjoyable from the start. Students need their own guitar (and amp if guitar is not acoustic). Instructor: James Bucholz 5 Classes $125.00 ORC Youth Centre TV Room 34445 Sa Jan 14-Feb 11 11:00 am-12:15 pm 35944 Sa Mar 3-Mar 31 11:00 am-12:15 pm

Guitar Lessons Level 2 for Adults

In level II the musical alphabet and reading of rhythmic notation is explained. As with Guitar Level I, student feedback is used to determine songs and how much time is spent on the different aspects of the course. Some written homework is required as it pertains to the basic music theory that is covered. The musical theory will relate to the songs learned so its practical application can be demonstrated. Instructor James Buchholz 6 Classes $125.00 ORC Youth Centre TV Room 35938 Th Jan 12-Feb 16 8:00 pm-9:00 pm 35939 Th Mar 1-Apr 5 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

I Love You But...

Are there certain behaviours of loved ones that send you over the edge? Do you spend lots of energy trying not to let those behaviours bother you, then end up snapping anyway? Using the Demartini Method®, expand how you see these behaviours, shift your perception and open your heart. Instructor Katie Grinham 3 Classes $40.00 ORC Lecture Room 34528 W Feb 1-Feb 15 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Live a Meaningful Life

With so many demands, choices, and influences, how do you know what’s authentically important to you? Believe it or not, no two people have the exact same values. Join Katie Grinham, for this straight forward way to discover and appreciate your specific values and how they affect your work, projects and relationships. 4 Classes $50.00 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 34533 Tu Mar 6-Mar 27 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Managing your Mind - Keeping the Stress at Bay

Come learn simple, practical techniques you can use to keep your mind from getting the best of you! Learn what you can do, right in the moment to take the upset out of a situation, as well as techniques for centering and clearing at the beginning and end of your day.Techniques include Emotional Freedom Technique - Tapping, Brain Gym, Balancing Emotions- The Demartini Method®, and several others. Instructor: Katie Grinham, RMT,CST. 3 Classes $40.00 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose Room 36184 Tu Jan 17-Jan 31 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Organize Your Life

Feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? Organize Your Life identifies your organizational style, teaches you skills to help you purge, set up organizational systems and how to overcome obstacles. This workshop uses an interactive approach to visualize your ideal space, teaches you and provides you with opportunities to practice the skills needed to organize your life one project at a time. Facilitator: Simply Empower 1 Class $90.00 ORC Lecture Room 36217 Sa Feb 11 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Power of Choice

Enhance your ability to meet life on its terms! Feel successful and begin to understand the concept of ‘choosing how you feel’; increasing your ability to break the low self esteem cycle. Develop the skill of assertive communication and behaviour and manage your anger in a productive manner to get your needs met. Facilitator: Bill Law 6 Classes $60.00 Heritage House 3rd Floor Meeting Room 34548 W Feb 8-Mar 14 7:00 pm-9:00 pm 35013 W Mar 21-Apr 25 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

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Adult Personal Development Spanish: Conversation with Naghmeh Hedley

This course introduces the basic concepts of the Spanish language. It allows students to gradually learn commonly used expressions, greetings, basic vocabulary for travelers as well as sentence construction and grammar. Text: Barron’s: Spanish Now 10 Classes $115.00 Foothills Composite HS 34561 Tu Jan 17-Mar 27 7:00 pm-9:00 pm 10 Classes $115.00 Foothills Composite HS 34562 Th Jan 19-Mar 29 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Spanish: Intermediate with Naghmeh Hedley

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. 10 Classes $115.00 Foothills Composite HS 34563 W Jan 18-Mar 28 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Self Defence 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 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 $60.00/person Heritage House 3rd Floor Meeting Room 34549 Tu Feb 7-Mar 13 7:00 pm-9:00 pm 35015 Tu Mar 20-Apr 24 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

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 Studio 34557 Sa Feb 4 12:30-4:30 pm

Power of Choice: Process Group

This program is for participants who have completed the Power of Choice program. The Process Group participants will work together to determine the agenda for each class with the guidance of the group facilitator. Facilitator: Bill Law 10 Classes $75.00 Heritage House 3rd Floor Meeting Room 35019 Th Feb 2-Apr 5 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Small Business Accounting

This introductory course provides participants with an understanding of basic accounting/bookkeeping techniques and practices. Participants learn how to create and maintain a manual set of accounting records and prepare financial statements. Also gain a general understanding of the foundation upon which computerized accounting systems are built. Instructor: Lorne Hutchison 10 Classes $125.00 ORC Youth Centre Multi Purpose 34560 Tu Jan 17-Mar 27 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

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Adult Computers Computers: MS Office

Computers Computers: Basics

Starting right at the beginning, this course is suitable for anyone who prefers a gently-paced class and covers basic computer operations, an introduction to Windows, word-processing and exposure to the Internet. Instructor: Terry Duncan 4 Classes $110.00 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab M, W Jan 16-Jan 25 7:00 pm-9:00 pm 34462

Computers: Google Your World

‘Google’ isn’t just a basic search tool anymore - it’s a Web search utility that gives you the ability to search and find almost anything on the Web! Learn basic and advanced search techniques, everything else you can search through ‘Google’, and how to make your life on the Internet so much easier. Instructor: Marty Gaffney 1 Class $35.00 ORC Youth Centre Computer Room 34461 Tu Mar 20 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Computers: Internet ABC’s

This course is perfect for anyone who prefers a gently paced class; it 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 and other useful consumer information are also discussed. Instructor: Marty Gaffney 2 Classes $60.00 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 34982 M, W Mar 5-Mar 7 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Computers: MS Excel Advanced - Formulas Only

Develop basic skills in the widely used Office 2007 program. Word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and email applications are covered, plus this course includes related exercises to expose students to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and their many uses. Instructor: Terry Duncan 4 Classes $115.00 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 34473 M, W Mar 12-Mar 21 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Computers: MS Word - Intermediate/Advanced

Using Office 2007, this session offers the user an opportunity to experience the main MS Word features. Create business letters and a newsletter/poster, while learning to use font (text), formatting, bullets and numbering. This course also covers clipart, WordArt and text enhancements. Also learn about document set-up, printing, saving files, retrieving files and editing existing documents. Instructor: Marty Gaffney 2 Classes $60.00 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 34983 Tu, Th Mar 13-Mar 15 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Computers: MS Word Beginner

Using Office 2007, this class provides an opportunity to experience the main MS Word features. Create business letters, newspapers, posters, etc. with clip art, Word Art and text enhancements. This class also covers document setup, printing, saving, retrieving files and editing. Instructor: Marty Gaffney 2 Classes $60.00 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab Tu, Th Jan 24-Jan 26 7:00 pm-9:00 pm 34477

Using Excel 2007, this course covers formulas exclusively. Learn how to create, locate and troubleshoot Excel formulas from the ground up. Some useful mathematical, text and financial formulas are covered, as well as the introduction of more advanced formulas. Instructor: Marty Gaffney 2 Classes $60.00 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 35028 Tu, Th Mar 27-Mar 29 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Computers: MS Excel Beginner

Using Office 2007, you are introduced to the basic functions of Excel including creating formula and function, financial reports, formatting and merging documents. Familiarity with Windows is recommended. Instructor: Terry Duncan 2 Classes $66.00 Foothills Composite HS Computer Lab 34470 M, W Mar 26-Mar 28 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

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Adult Arts and Crafts Drawing on the Power of Creativity

Arts and Crafts Abstract Painting (for Confident Beginners) with Arlene Westen Evans

Using acrylic as medium, students learn different approaches to convey meaning in a non-representational manner. By using an image as a reference students, quickly develop confidence in their creative potential. Students bring supplies; list available at registration; cost approximately $75. 6 Classes $75.00 RPAC Community Room W Jan 18-Feb 29 6:30 pm-9:00 pm 35546

An Introduction to Acrylic Painting by Artist & Instructor Arlene Westen Evans

Have fun and gain confidence while developing your creative potential. With an emphasis on freedom and playfulness, learn the language of painting and discover how colour, line and composition can bring life to a canvas. Students bring supplies; list available at registration; cost approximately $50. 8 Classes $128.00 RPAC Community Room 35816 M Jan 23-Mar 19 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

An Introduction to Papermaking

Learn to make paper and other paper goods using recycled materials. Learn about the impact of paper historically and culturally. Explore the creative use of paper – from Coptic book binding to scrapbooking and even gardening! Fee includes papermaking kit and various examples of recycled paper products. Participants are asked to bring tea towels to the class. Instructor: Melissa Cyrenne 1 Class $35.00 Station Cultural Centre Studio 35544 Sa Jan 21 9:00 am-12:00 pm Sa Mar 3 9:00 am-12:00 pm 35818

Coming to Paint with Arlene Westen Evans

Having made the decision ‘to paint’ sometimes it’s overwhelming to know ‘what materials’ are best to use to express ones individual ideas. This class exposes potential artists to a variety of painting materials (acrylic, oil, ink, watercolours) and various substrates (board, canvas, paper, etc.) A hands on experience that introduces the student to painting. Students bring supplies; list available at registration; cost approximately $25. 6 Classes $113.00 RPAC Community Room M Jan 16-Feb 27 6:30 pm-9:00 pm 35540

Don’t Think, Just Paint! With Arlene Westen Evans

Instructor Robin Thibodeau starts with the basics of drawing perfect circles, straight lines, shading, highlighting and texturing efficiently and creating the illusion of perspectives. Portraiture, drawing people and animals from photos follows. While you are drawing on the power of creativity, you also learn about drawing materials. Supply list available at time of registration. 11 Classes $184.00 Station Cultural Centre Studio 35048 Tu Jan 10-Mar 27 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Jewellery Making - Full Persian Bracelet NEW

This is a dense yet elegant chain that looks and feels like rope. By learning this basic weave, students develop the building blocks to continue in the many variations of the Persian family of weaves. Clasps will then be twisted wire or forged. Students have a choice of purchasing a copper based or sterling silver kit and should finish a bracelet in the class. If students prefer a necklace, the project can be completed at home. Kits are not included and are approximately $30 to $100 depending on type of metal chosen. Instructor: Sue Sharp $35.00 ORC Community Room 1 Class Sa Mar 24 9:30 am- 12:30 pm 36196

Jewellery Making - Jens Pind Link Chain

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Jewellery Making - Twisted Rope Chain

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This is a variation on one of the most basic chain mail connections: the spiral weave; but since it is a tight weave no spiralling occurs. Clasps are then twisted wire or forged. Students have a choice of purchasing a copper based or sterling silver kit and should finish a bracelet in the class. If students prefer a necklace, the project can be completed at home. Kits are not included and are approximately $30 to $100 depending on type of metal chosen. Instructor: Sue Sharp $35.00 ORC Community Room 1 Class 36197 Sa Feb 4 9:30 am-12:30 pm

This weave is called double spiral and has a rope-like appearance that feels nice and substantial on your wrist. Clasps are then twisted wire or forged. Students have a choice of purchasing a copper based or sterling silver kit and should finish a bracelet in the class. If students prefer a necklace, the project can be completed at home. Kits are not included and are approximately $30 to $100 depending on type of metal chosen. Instructor: Sue Sharp 1 Class $35.00 ORC Community Room 36195 Sa Mar 3 9:30 am- 12:30 pm

The beauty and lure of painting is that anyone can do it! The emphasis is about investigating the materiality of paint in a stress-free environment. By simply ‘pushing paint around’ one learns what they like or dislike; what works and what doesn’t. Students bring supplies; supply list available at time of registration; cost approximately $50. 6 Classes $113.00 RPAC Community Room 35550 Tu Jan 17-Feb 28 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

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Adult Culture Art & History Programs Foo-Foo-She-She

Art.Attack @ OAG A monthly event for ages 18 to 108. Join a professional artist each month for a play date with art materials that relate to the current exhibitions in the galleries. No art experience needed, just a spirit of adventure and the desire for a stress-busting evening.

Rug Hooking With Holly Kingdon

Traditional Rug Hooking is a fun, easy craft developed to use up old wool clothing and empty burlap sacks and to keep old floors warm in the winter. Rugs today have become a wonderful, textural art form as varied as the people who create them! Come and see some of these works of art as you tour the Grain Elevators: Vanishing Prairie Landmarks exhibit of hooked rugs, and then create your own one-ofa-kind piece of Fibre Art, using wool fabric strips, burlap backing and a hook! $10 Station Cultural Centre Studio 1 Class 36096 W Jan 18 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

A Woman and Her Hat

Tharrie Zietsman will tour you through her exhibition, ‘A Lady’s Journey’ and inspire you to create your own show piece. Bring a hat to decorate with feathers, lace, net, flowers, etc. plus personal items that reflect you and your journey through life. Enjoy a time of self discovery! 1 Class $10 Station Cultural Centre Studio 36083 W Feb 15 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

In Celebration of Shoes! Enjoy an evening of stained glass with Shirley Paradis. No experience necessary. Bring a photo of a favorite shoe and re-create it in glass. Learn to copper foil and add embellishments to your life-size window art. Register early as space is limited. 1 Class $10 Station Cultural Centre Studio W Mar 14 7:00 pm-10:00 pm 36097

Clay With Connie Pike

Connie will begin with a tour and talk about ’80 Plus Years of Thoughtful Making’ in the gallery followed by a hands-on clay session upstairs in the art studio. No experience necessary. 1 Class $10 qStation Cultural Centre Studio W Apr 11 7:00 pm-10:00 pm 36189

Remember.When Outreach Our new outreach program is for adults and seniors. Invite us to your meeting, group residence or club to hear stories relating to Okotoks and area history and the people who made it interesting. We bring unique items from days gone by for observation and reminiscing. “I remember having one of those!” is often heard during our time of sharing. For further information or to book call 403.938.8969.

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Family Culture Art Programs OKAY.Club @ OAG

PHOTO.OP @ OAG

OKAY.CLUB@OAG is a great way for families with children ages 6 to 12 to experience the art gallery and enjoy a hands-on art activity. Each program includes a tour of the current gallery exhibitions and a related craft upstairs in the art studio. Parents/guardians are invited to take part for a family-fun afternoon. This program is offered one Saturday each month from September to June. Registration is required, as space is limited.

Become a collector using your digital camera. Ages 6 to 106 are invited to join us one Saturday each month from September to May. People collect trading cards, silver spoons, and teddy bears but with a camera you can collect items such as birds in flight, icicles, sunrises, snowmen and virtually anything you are interested in. Participants need access to a digital camera on club days. Sessions include camera tips on a variety of topics, and some visiting photographers will share their tips.

Get Hooked With Burlap and Wool

Digital Camera Quiz

Join Holly Kingdon, fibre artist and contributor to ‘Grain Elevators, Vanishing Prairie Landmarks’ for an afternoon of fibre art. After a tour of the exhibit for inspiration, Holly will supply you with wool cloth, a burlap backing and a hook, then guide you through the creation of a small, traditional hooked rug. Wool isn’t just for knitting anymore! 1 Class $7 Station Cultural Centre Studio 36086 Sa Jan 14 1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Shoes, Glorious Shoes!

‘For the Love of Shoes’ is back in the gallery! Twelve well-known Canadian women each donated a pair of shoes last year that were transformed into works of art by area artists.Youngsters are invited to join us for a tour of this exhibit and afterwards turn your shoes into an art statement. Please bring an extra pair to work with. 1 Class $7 Station Cultural Centre Studio 36088 Sa Feb 11 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Marionette Magic with Tharrie Zietsman

Tharrie will guide you through the creation of your own bird marionette. Kits are supplied. Ages 6 to 17 are invited to take part in this awesome afternoon with a magical puppeteer! Adults are welcome to stay and assist the younger children. 1 Class $7 Station Cultural Centre Studio Sa Mar 3 1:00 pm-4:00 pm 36069

Clay Day

In conjunction with the exhibition ‘80 Plus Years of Thoughtful Making, Bob & Connie Pike’. For further information, see the Culture and Heritage Program Guide or visit www.okotoksculture.ca 1 Class $7 Station Cultural Centre Studio 36187 Sa Apr 14 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Find out what your camera can do. Project: set up detailed scenes with toys and figurines from home to create a story. Be sure to have fresh batteries, lots of memory and a cord or memory card reader to download to a computer. 1 Class $7 Station Cultural Centre Studio Sa Jan 21 1:30 pm-3:00 pm 36105

Professional Point of View

A visiting photographer will share nuggets of knowledge. 1 Class $7 Station Cultural Centre Studio 36106 Sa Feb 18 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

March to a Different Drummer

Bring your camera and let’s look at one theme with a dozen approaches. 1 Class $7 Station Cultural Centre Studio 36107 Sa Mar 17 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Off to the Woods for a Nature Shoot

Bring a camera with plenty of memory and fresh batteries, water and snack, and dress for the weather. Goal: to photograph signs of spring! 1 Class $7 Station Cultural Centre Studio Sa Apr 21 1:30 pm-3:00 pm 36188

CREATION.STATION Club @ OAG CREATION.STATION is our new Club at the art gallery, especially for preschoolers and family members to enjoy together. It is part of First Saturdays, with a different theme each month. Drop in any time between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm on the first Saturday of each month.

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Family Culture Family History & Group Programs Adventures @ OMA Club The Adventures@OMA Club is a creative way for children ages 6 to 12 to explore the history of Okotoks. Parents/guardians are invited to join in for a family-fun event. This program is offered one Saturday per month from September to June. Registration is required as space is limited.

History of Toys

Learn about Teddy Bears to Raggedy Ann to Lego and more, plus make a home-made toy like they used to make and play with a hundred years ago. 1 Class $7 Heritage House 3rd Floor Meeting Room 36122 Sa Jan 28 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Scavenger Hunt

Join us for a scavenger hunt in the museum. Read the rhymes and find the artifacts - bring a friend and work as a team. Have ‘tea and biscuits’ afterwards. We will use our china cups and saucers! 1 Class $7 Heritage House 3rd Floor Meeting Room 36123 Sa Feb 25 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Heritage Walk

Dress for the weather and join us for a walk around Old Towne Okotoks. Hear the story of the ghost in the train station and the baby wrapped in long-johns and placed on the oven door to stay warm. Find out how they caught the downtown arsonist. We will finish with hot cocoa at the museum. $7 Heritage House 3rd Floor Meeting Room 1 Class 36124 Sa Mar 24 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Basket Weaving

Heritage arts disappear over time unless taught to the young. Let’s spend an afternoon learning about basket weaving. 1 Class $7 Heritage House 3rd Floor Meeting Room Sa Apr 28 1:30 pm-3:00 pm 36186 Group Educatio Programs

Group Education Programs Brownies, Guides, Cubs & Scouts Programs

Art or History Badges: Attention Leaders – programs relating to art badges can be booked in the evenings at Art Gallery. These programs include the gallery experience, plus hands-on art projects upstairs in the studio. Programs relating to history badges can be booked in the evenings at the Museum. These programs include the museum experience, plus a hands-on craft upstairs in the Attic. Leaders can call 403.938.8969 for further information and to book. Program fee: $50 + GST for a 1.5 hour

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Culture School & Education Programs … at the Okotoks Art Gallery Overview

Experience professional fine art outside the textbook. Each program is tailor-made to the current exhibition in the gallery and to specific concepts, as per teacher requests. Programs may include: • Focusing on particular elements and principles of design, and learning how, when, and why artists sometimes break these rules. • Touring and discussing exhibitions plus a hands-on art activity in our Artists’ Studio upstairs.

Options:

Investigation.Creation@OAG | K to Grade 6 • Looking thoughtfully at art work, including the space around it, above and below – the gallery as a whole; how a gallery differs from art at school or home. • Learning about a wide range of artists’ techniques, materials, styles and themes through a variety of shows in a year. • Sharing opinions, reactions and comparisons with others – learning techniques to create feelings. • Sharing hands-on activities including making art, storytelling and writing about art. Relation.Creation@OAG | Grades 7 to 9 • Using and improving visual, analytical and critical skills when examining art. • Discussing art based on the elements and principles of design. • Discussing art based on impact of theme and transformation of themes over time and cultures. • Exploring and practicing techniques experienced through viewing art in the gallery. Revelation.Creation@OAG | High School Art Students • Sharing reactions to art from an artist’s point of view and in relation to human emotions. • Increasing art criticism skills & vocabulary related to examining art. • Pushing own creations beyond personal comfort levels by being inspired through visual and verbal exposure to art in the gallery; developing individual styles. • Reflecting on the influence of art in relating the history and predicting the future of mankind.

… at the Okotoks Museum & Archives Past to Present at OMA:

Bring past to present with curriculum-based programs for school groups.

Options:

From Rivers to Rocks – Significant Landmarks in My Community | K-Gr 1 This program highlights the Sheep River, Big Rock and history of the historic Macleod Trail. Curriculum ties: SS & LA Okotoks – Changes over Time | Gr. 2/3 Using photos and stories, this program looks at changes on the farm, in the town, people and schools, beginning when pioneers first came to this area over a hundred years ago. Curriculum ties: SS, LA, Math (Gr. 2) Okotoks Heroes | Gr. 4/5 This program highlights the stories of ordinary people who settled in this area and contributed to the development of the town of Okotoks. Curriculum ties: SS, LA, Math Early Families | K to Gr. 6 This program includes a variety of modules which can be adapted to most grades. Choose one module to be combined with a hands-on activity in the museum for a 1.5 hour history experience. • Life of a Wife: a comparison of then and now - keeping the house and caring for the family as a farm wife a hundred years ago. • From Slates to Smartboards: education, then and now. What was it like to be a student or a teacher one hundred years ago on the prairie? Has it changed that much? • From Farmer to Agricultural Specialist: looks at historic equipment, crops, animals and farming methods through our collection of photographs. • A Prairie Farm Family: stories about life on the farm, season to season roles of family members, their celebrations, struggles and successes.

Cost:

Program fees: $50 + GST for a 1.5 hour program at the Okotoks Museum and Archives or a Historic Walking Tour of downtown plus tour of the museum.

Cost

Program fees: $50.00 per class plus GST for a 1.5 hour program.

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

“First Calgary Financial Arts + Heritage Education Access Fund” First Calgary Financial is generously offering this program for a second year. Educators from all school systems in the Okotoks region, including home school groups, are welcome to apply for a subsidy towards education program fees at the Okotoks Museum and Archives and/or the Okotoks Art Gallery. The subsidy can also apply to bussing costs. The fund is distributed on a first-come first-serve basis. Application forms can be accessed by contacting the Education Program Specialist at 403.938.8969 or culturehistory@okotoks.ca

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Visual Arts Exhibits & Events Okotoks Art Gallery at the Station (OAG) 53 North Railway Street Phone: 403-938-3204 culturehistory@okotoks.ca www.okotoksculture.ca

Winter Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Closed statutory holidays

On Exhibit at the OAG Grain Elevators: Vanishing Prairie Landmarks | the Heritage Rug Hookers of Saskatoon January 6 to February 5 | Large gallery

Stark and imposing, grain elevators hold a special place in the hearts of western folk. They are a metaphor for a way of life. They symbolize our agricultural heritage, which is the lifeblood of the prairies. Though near extinction, the memory of grain elevators remains near and dear to prairie hearts. This club, the Heritage Rug Hookers of Saskatoon, is made up of a diverse group of women of all ages and professions. Together, their shared passion has resulted in over 30 artists from across Canada completing 40 pieces. Opening Reception: Free admittance. Friday, January 13 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Gone but Not Forgotten/an artist’s interpretation | OAG members January 6 to February 5 | Small gallery

“Gone but not forgotten” is an individual interpretation by each artist. Will themes come from life experience and be similar? Will the viewer relate to one or many of the pieces? This promises to be a unique members’ exhibit. Note: Members are required to drop off their work on Tue, Jan 3 at the gallery. For information on becoming a member call the gallery at 403.938.3204. Opening Reception: Free admittance. Friday, January 13 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm

A Lady’s Journey | Tharrie Zietsman February 10 to March 18 | Large gallery

This exhibit, A Lady’s Journey, will take viewers on a whimsical tour of how we ladies journey through life – some on pigs (courage), some on a mouse (orderly and methodical), some on a bee (busy, busy, busy), and what we choose to accompany us – burdens or dreams in the air. What we need to hear from mothers and grandmothers is that the journey is the choice we make every day and that it can be changed. The fact is we are all Ladies on a Journey. Tharrie Zietsman grew up on an African farm filled with hours of drawing, painting and modeling with clay from the riverbed. Opening Reception: Free admittance. Friday, February 10 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

For the Love of Shoes

February 10 to March 18 | Small gallery

For the Love of Shoes returns to the gallery, showcasing 12 pairs of women’s shoes which were donated by 12 Canadian female celebrities from the world of television, music, sports and politics. They were then transformed into unique works of art by Alberta artists and designers. This exhibit celebrates the feminine and reflects changes in the lives of those affected by breast cancer. Included in the exhibition are the artists’ and donors’ personal stories of how breast cancer has affected them. Opening reception: Free admittance. Friday, February 10 | 7:00 to 9:00pm

80 Plus Years of Thoughtful Making |Bob & Connie Pike March 23 to April 29 | Large gallery

This retrospective exhibition reflects the art and fine crafts created by both Bob and Connie Pike during their combined 80 plus years as professional artists. This show encompasses some of the early works up to presentday pieces and gives the viewers an inside look into studio practices. Bob and Connie have made over 125,000 kilograms of utilitarian ceramics and art items since 1978, and for the past 6 years, Bob has been working with steel, making boxes, tables and sculptural pieces, while Connie continues her ceramic work in the studio, focusing on texture and line and a love of detail. Opening reception: Free admittance. Friday, March 23 | 7:00 to 9:00pm

Art as a Meditation | Brian Clute March 23 to April 29 | Small gallery

Meditation can be described as having a steady mind. Usually it requires sitting very still and focusing on a singular idea such as breathing. Brian has applied this concept to his painting process. A small round brush applies layered, diminutive strokes on the canvas over a long period of time, resulting in the reduction of restlessness and speed, allowing the mind to become more even. The artist hopes the finished paintings and process will produce a sense of calm when the body of works are viewed together. Opening reception: Free admittance. Friday, March 23 | 7:00 to 9:00pm

On Exhibit Around Town The gallery is now accepting applications for both Art in the Hall locations. For more information on how you can exhibit at either location, call 403.938.3204.

Art in the Hall

Municipal Centre, 5 Elizabeth Street

This program gives our members an opportunity to show and sell their work over a two month long period of time in the concourse of the Okotoks Municipal Centre. For the winter months we have: January & February | Bruce Milam March & April | Eleanor Boyden

Art in the Hall

Okotoks Recreation Centre, 99 Okotoks Drive

This new space for local artists is right above the entrance to the Piper Arena. January & February | Shirley Paradis March & April | Peter Potapoff

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Performing Arts Concert Series at RPAC Jenny Allen & Leslie Alexander

Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) 3 Elma Street East Phone: 403-938-3204 culturehistory@okotoks.ca www.okotoksculture.ca

Saturday, February 4 | 7:00 pm

$25 +GST Jenny Allen and Leslie Alexander are taking their dirty laundry clean across Canada. The songwriters share vocals, multiple instruments, exchanged like a salty heart-to-heart over a load of laundry. Poignant songs, powerhouse performances, they captivate audiences with harmony vocals, guitars, washboard, harmonica and other instruments.

Upcoming Events Tickets and information for these performances are available online at the Art Gallery or call 403.938.3204. These performances are produced in partnership with the Okotoks Arts Council.

Liona Boyd with Michael Savona Saturday, March 3 | 7:00 pm

$50 +GST Liona Boyd, known as “The First Lady of the Guitar,” has introduced millions around the world to the art of classical guitar through her concerts, television specials, and twenty-two recordings, many of which have gone “Gold” and “Platinum”.

History

Okotoks Museum and Archives (OMA) 49 North Railway Street Winter Hours: Phone: 403-938-8969 Tuesday to Saturday culturehistory@okotoks.ca 10:00 am to 5:00 pm www.okotoksculture.ca Closed statutory holidays

On Exhibit

Museum & Archives Archives

Along the Sheep River: Stories of Okotoks Permanent Exhibit

Along the Sheep River: Stories of Okotoks presents the history of Okotoks in a vibrant and engaging way. This permanent exhibit explores Okotoks’ special landscape, compelling characters, and bright future. Photos and artifacts help bring to life the stories of the town’s rich natural and cultural heritage. Discover how the meandering Sheep River has shaped the land and people for thousands of years. Uncover pioneer spirit in those first adventurous souls who dared to set up shop and set down roots. Explore cycles of boom and bust and understand how Okotoks is creating a green future. Connect to Okotoks’ cultural community and discover some of the fascinating people who have helped make Okotoks the dynamic town it is today.

Prairie Sentinels: Okotoks Grain Elevators January 6 to February 5 | Temporary Photo Exhibit

The Okotoks Museum and Archives is home to thousands of photographs and documents related to Okotoks and district. Over 1,000 of these photographs are now featured online on the website, www.okotoksculture.ca. The archives also have over 80 years of Okotoks newspapers on microfilm. A public research room, featuring a microfilm reader and resource library is available for researchers. Museum staff and volunteers are also available for research or historical inquiries.

Donations The Okotoks Museum and Archives welcomes donations of artifacts and archival materials that will help tell the story of Okotoks and district. Donations of historic artifacts, unrelated to the Okotoks area, are also welcome for additional education programming. Please call the museum at 403.938.8969 for further information.

The Okotoks landscape was once dotted by five grain elevators that for decades served the agricultural community. These prairie sentinels have all vanished with only the Okotoks Seed Cleaning Plant – now vacant – remaining. To complement the art exhibits at the Okotoks Art Gallery, the museum’s temporary photo exhibit pays tribute to the grain elevators that have vanished from the Okotoks landscape.

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Public Library 7 Riverside Drive W, Okotoks, AB, T1S 1A6 Tel: 403-938-2220, Fax: 403-938-4317 Website: www.okotokslibrary.ca

Book Clubs Pages Book Club

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

For general information please see the website or phone the library Hours (Sept to June): Mon-Thurs, 10 am-9 pm Fri-Sat 10 am-5 pm Sun 1-5 pm **Closed all stat holidays and Sundays in July & August

Program Registration

By phone: 403-938-2220 or in person at the library Registrations for these sessions take place on different dates. Please check your program carefully to determine your registration date. Program fees, if applicable, must be paid at time of registration. For complete program listings please see our website at www. okotokslibrary.ca NEW!! Registration procedures starting January 1, 2012 for all Preschool, Juvenile and Teen programs registered through the Okotoks Public Library. Priority registration will be given to those with a current library account within the Marigold Library System. Those without a library account will be placed on a waiting list until the Friday prior to the class start date. At which time, if there is space, they will be admitted into the class.

Beyond the Book - Speaker Series

Beyond the book is a book-themed speaker series. Registrants who have read the novel listed will then attend a presentation with a speaker who will discuss a central topic from the novel. A brief question and conversation period will follow the presentation.

The Birth House by Ami McKay

The first daughter in five generations of her Nova Scotia family, Dora becomes an apprentice to a gifted midwife and storyteller. - Kathleen Miller-Jobson (Foothills registered midwife) to discuss modern midwifery and share personal anecdotes.

1 Class No Cost Jan 22 Su

Okotoks Public Library 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay

Accepting a position at a northern Canadian radio station in 1975, Dido Paris disarms a hard-bitten broadcaster with her beauty and vocal talents. - Eagle 100.9 radio personality Troy Laboucane to discuss what it is really like working for a small-town radio station.

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Okotoks Public Library 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Room by Emma Donoghue

A 5-year-old narrates a story about his life growing up in a single room where his mother aims to protect him from the man who has held her prisoner for seven years. - Rylee Hatchard from Rowan House to discuss the topic of abuse.

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Okotoks Evening Readers

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

Eager Readers Book Club

The Okotoks Public Library’s Eager Readers Book Club will meet on the third Wednesday of the month at the library. Join us for good reads and great conversation! Light refreshments provided. Registration required. 6 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Jan 18 7 - 8 PM A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

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I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

Something Missing by Matthew Dicks The History of Love by Nicola Krauss Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Adult Programs

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Okotoks Public Library 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Career & Employment Workshops Workshops facilitated by McBride Career Group Inc.

Career Planning

Use a career assessment tool to: • Assess your abilities, interests and work values • Explore career paths that match your interests and abilities • Gain knowledge of the career planning process • Become aware of educational options • Be provided with a decision making tool and resources to help you research your choices 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Jan 10 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Internet Basics for Work Search

Learn the basics of online work search, including: • Navigating the internet using job websites • Basic computer terminology • How to use a search engine • Creating an email account for work search 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Feb 7 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Career Exploration

Use an interactive online career exploration tool to: • Identify careers that match your interests and skills • Explore different career options • Find links to education and training • Create your own career portfolio 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Mar 6 1:00 – 3:00 PM

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50 Resume Writing

Learn techniques to create a resume that will: • Highlight your skills and accomplishments to target the position you want • Make a good first impression to help you get the interview • Stand out from the rest Plus get the basics of composing a good cover letter 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Apr 3 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Charity Boards 101 – A RISE Live Video Presentation

Workshops facilitated by San San Sy, Project Coordinator – Charity Central. If you are a board member, Executive Director or a senior manager of a non-profit or charitable organization, this workshop is for you.

Charity Boards – Are You Legally Fit?

What are the legal requirements for charities registered under the Income Tax Act? This session will discuss federal and provincial legal requirements that your registered charity has to comply with and suggest ways to meet the deadlines using checklists and other accountability tools. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Jan 12 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Ins and Outs of Donation Receipts

When can you issue a donation receipt? What should be included on the receipt? How much the receipt should be issued for? These are a few of the questions that this session will answer. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Jan 19 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Charity’s Accountability and Transparency Practices: Discussion Accountability and transparency are important for charities and their funders. During this videoconference San will be answering your questions and assisting you in setting up practices that will help your charity to be more transparent and accountable. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Jan 26 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Computer Basics Workshop Please see website for class schedule

Day to Day Digital Photo Solutions

Tired of searching for those digital photos? Want an easy way to organise, cross-reference and fine-tune all the photos you have trapped on your computer? Imagine taking your digital photos into real life. I can show you how to take your images and the stories behind the photos and make keepsake storybooks to share with loved ones. This course is ideal for people that already know how to get their photos onto their computer but feel overwhelmed and need some simple solutions. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Jan 18 7:00 – 8:30 PM OR W Mar 21 7:00 – 8:30 PM

English Language Learning (E.L.L.)

Literacy for Life offers instruction in English Language skills to adults who speak English as their second language. These classes include reading, writing and conversation skills. To register for these classes, which will also include evening sessions, please call 403-652-5090 or 403-995-2373. 20 Classes Reasonable Fee Okotoks Public Library Su Jan 8 – Mar 11 2:00 – 4:00 PM AND Tu Jan 10 – Mar 13 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Equine Emergency First Aid – For the Life of the Horse

When minutes count – you need to make the most out of every second. Discover the basics of equine first aid, normal versus abnormal, and even what’s useful in your kitchen pantry. Join Heather Davis from Equi-Health Canada and learn how you can better help your horse. 1Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Jan 24 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Facebook 101

Interested in joining Facebook but a little unsure of how to begin? We will show you how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook page of your own, including understanding the complex Facebook Privacy policies and settings. Classes will be hosted on library laptop computers (or you may bring your own laptop). Basic internet proficiency is required, and participants must already have a valid email address. Limited space. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Feb 22 2:00 – 4:00 PM OR Th Feb 23 6:30 – 8:30 PM OR Tu Apr 3 2:00 – 4:00 PM OR W May 9 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Get Fit – Stay Fit

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

Debunking Common Fitness Myths

What to believe?? In this session Andrew will address some of the more common myths circulating the mass media today and show the evidence needed to make informed fitness decisions. Come prepared with your own questions and fitness confusions for a lively and informative discussion. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Jan 10 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Fitness for Any Lifestyle

Andrew has a very unique understanding of what types of activities will get the best results for people of all lifestyles. In this session Andrew will help class participants understand the best ways to work exercise and activity into their unique situations. Everyone needs exercise and there is a way to make it happen. No Cost Okotoks Public Library 1 Class Th Jan 26 7:00 – 8:30 PM

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Public Library Exercises and Strategies for Enhanced Function and Metabolic Burn

Show Me The Money! Mortgage Myths & Facts

Metabolic Typing

It’s Easier Than You Think: Maximizing Credit Score

Do you feel like you continue to exercise but aren’t seeing the fast results you were hoping for? In this session Andrew will explain some common pitfalls in many exercise strategies and learn some great movements and programs for better daily functioning and for great gains in your metabolism. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Feb 9 7:00 – 8:30 PM How do we know which foods are good for us and which aren’t? If it was a good diet plan it would work for everyone, right? Wrong. The answer to these queries lies in our genetic and biochemical individuality. In this session Andrew will explain a simple system for addressing these individualities and get on the right individual track to better nutrition success. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Feb 23 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Help Yourself Health Series Self-Hypnosis

This interactive lesson will allow students to experience hypnosis and will teach how to enter a state of hypnosis on their own. Learn how to use this state of hypnosis to improve their lives and to harness the power of their own subconscious mind for relaxation, and the management of stress, sleep, and anxiety. Instructor: Tom Gillis 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Feb 21 7:00 – 8:30 PM

The Key to Healthy Living

Debunk some myths of healthy eating such as in order to lose weight you must eat less. Get examples of daily diet plans and discover how to consistently eat healthily. Learn how to read the nutritional information on food labels. All this and more will be explained in this free seminar. Instructor Kevin Goat 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Feb 28 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Positive Self-Talk

This short seminar will focus on how the human brain processes language and creates schema’s for our own success or failure. What is positive self-talk and strategies for implementation will all be discussed and explored. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Mar 6 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Home Buying Seminar Series

Your Hosts: Marina Gabor - Licensed Realtor and Condominium Specialist with CIR Realty and Andrea Glowatsky - Licensed Mortgage Associate with Centum Mortgages Your Way Knowledge is power, and informed homebuyers avoid making serious home buying mistakes! Whether this is your first or fifth home purchase you’ll walk out of our workshops feeling confident that you have the knowledge to make your home buying experience a good one.

First Time Home Buying Explained

Dreaming of buying your first home? Familiarize yourself with real estate terminology and get an overview of the home buying process. This interactive presentation will bring to life real home buying options for you. And, as always, questions are welcome. 1Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Jan 11 7:00 – 8:00 PM

This presentation will dispel some of the common myths about mortgages and replace them with the facts. One hour could save you thousands of dollars. You will leave this seminar with your own Mortgage Presentation Binder – a tool designed to help you present your financial information to lenders in an organized manner. 1Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Feb 2 7:00 – 8:00 PM

In this interactive session you will learn how to read your credit report and discover what drives your credit score. Learn little-known yet easy-to-implement tips and tricks to raise your credit score. Armed with this knowledge you’ll have the power to raise your credit score and secure a lower interest rate on your mortgage. 1Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Feb 22 7:00 – 8:00 PM

New Homes and Used Homes and Condos, Oh My!

All home purchases are not created equal, and they often come with different financial and legal considerations that you might not be familiar with (Condo fees, New Home Warranty, Inspections). This workshop covers information that is unique to specific types of properties. Know what you’re getting into! 1Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Mar 15 7:00 – 8:00 PM

I Thought I Just Needed the Down payment?

No more fees, please! The down payment is the obvious part... it’s the rest of the costs that aren’t always quite so clear. In this interactive session you’ll find out what your house will really cost you. No surprises. 1Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Apr 4 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Home Security – A primer on Basic Security in the Home

Seminar presented by Okotoks Citizens on Patrol. Are you confident that your home is secure? Do you know what to do to improve basic security? This presentation will cover the basics of home security from landscaping to home access and internal security. Emphasis will be on what you can do yourself to develop and manage a more secure home. Handouts will be available. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Feb 6 7:00 – 8:30

It’s Not about the Horse - It’s About Overcoming Challenges

There’s something about the horse that draws our eye, quickens our pulse and lifts our heart. But is it really about the horse? Or is it that the horse gently invites us to look at our fears, our hopes and our dreams. Join Ross MacInnes for a look at the fascinating world of Equine Assisted Learning. 1Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Jan 31 7:00 – 8:30 PM

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Love to knit? Want to learn but don’t know where to start? If you answered yes, then come and join our knitting circle. Must supply your own yarn and needles (call for beginner suggestions). All ages and skill-levels welcome. Come learn, share ideas and advice, or just knit and natter. Limited space. First project will be a simple dishcloth. Experienced knitters can bring their own projects with them. Needed materials: - 1 ball of 42.5g/1.5 oz light-coloured cotton yarn - Size 5.5 mm (US 9) knitting needles 6 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library Su Jan 8 – Feb 12 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Learn the Three Bs - Basic computer skills, Budgeting, and Buying Smart

Learn a few of the essential skills needed in work, family and community. Part one: Power Tools for Your Tool Box – covers internet search and safety, email, Skype, and learning about Power Point. Part two: Buy More, Save More – covers coupon use, comparison shopping and basic number skills needed to improve financial literacy in everyday life. For more information call 403-652-5090 or register online at www.litforlife.com. 8 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Feb 9 – Mar 29 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Legal Talk: Live Video Presentation This video conference is presented by Lethbridge College’s Public Legal Education Program. The program helps educate the public about law and the legal system by providing general education and information. (The program does not provide legal advice). The program is funded by a grant from the Alberta Law Foundation. Lethbridge College is a member of PLENA, the Public Legal Education Network of Alberta.The Okotoks Public Library is a local co-sponsor of this video conference. Pre-registration and payment is required in person at the library.

Being an Executor – Legal Rights and Responsibilities

This presentation will provide an overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of an executor (also known as a personal representative) as that person: • Generally administers the estate • Pays the debts • Distributes to beneficiaries • Generally administers the estate 1 Class $5 Okotoks Public Library W Feb 1 6:30-8:30 PM

Information, Identity Theft and Law

There’s a whole identity out there made up of information about you, much of it stored in electronic databases. If that identity is stolen, or your information gets into the wrong hands some other way, or the information is wrong, the results can be serious. This presentation provides a general overview of legal issues related to your information identity. Questions for discussion include: • Do you have to give your personal information. • What can you do: - if information is wrong; - if somebody gives out information about you when they shouldn’t; - if somebody steals your information • Does it make a difference if your information is collected or stored somewhere outside Alberta or Canada? 1 Class $5 Okotoks Public Library W Feb 8 6:30-8:30 PM

‘Small Claims Court’ and How It Works

This is an introduction to ‘Small Claims Court’ (now called Provincial Court – Civil). It will give you a chance to learn about: • What kinds of cases the court hears • The limit of claims • How lawsuits in the court are started and defended • Procedure before trial included processes like mediation • Evidence and witnesses • Conducting trails and what actually happens there • The difference between getting a judgement and enforcing it; and • Procedures for enforcing judgements Okotoks Public Library 1 Class $5 W Feb 15 6:30-8:30 PM

Law and Living Together

What are the legal rights and responsibilities of unmarried people living together as spouses and how do they differ from those of married people? What is a cohabitation agreement and how important is it for people in such relationships to have one? What is an adult interdependent partner and what is the significance of becoming one? This presentation provides an opportunity to look at questions like these. 1 Class $5 Okotoks Public Library W Feb 29 6:30-8:30 PM

Separation and Divorce

In the course of exploring what can happen legally when a couple decides to separate or divorce, the speaker will discuss issues like: • The process – what is the court process? – are there other ways like mediation or collaborative law, to try and how do they work? • Child maintenance, custody (parenting) and access (contact) – how the children will be looked after • Spousal maintenance – the extent to which one separating or divorcing spouse will have to support the other • Matrimonial property – how the property will be divided Okotoks Public Library 1 Class $5 W Mar 7 6:30-8:30 PM

Grandparents, Grandchildren and Law

If parents separate or divorce, it can become difficult for grandparents to maintain the relationship with their grandchildren. Other times, such situations can result in grandparents providing much or all of the care for their grandchildren. How does the legal system respond in these types of situations? This session looks at subjects like parenting of and contact with the children, maintenance, and guardianship from the grandparent-grandchild perspective. Okotoks Public Library 1 Class $5 W Mar 14 6:30-8:30 PM

A Physiotherapists Perspective on Women’s Core Fitness

Seminars presented by Physiotherapist Lana Brady B.Sc.Hon., M.Sc., B.Sc.PT, MCPA

PhysioFit for Moms

- A leader in Women’s Core Fitness – presents: “Attention all Moms - Stop doing sit ups and crunches!” Come and find out why sit ups and crunches won’t flatten your tummy, the secret muscle that can, and how to reduce future risk of back/pelvic pain and incontinence. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Feb 27 7:00 – 8:00 PM

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Public Library PhysioFit for Moms

- A leader in Women’s Core Fitness – presents: “It’s never too late to improve the strength of your pelvic floor - a seminar for peri and post-menopausal women!” Learn how to improve the strength of your pelvic floor and your entire core to reduce the risk of incontinence. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Apr 23 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Ready, Set, Read

Come and chit chat with the Okotoks Public Library and Literacy for Life Foundation about how to foster a love of reading from birth to school entry. 100 books will be available for your judging pleasure and we will talk about what makes them great for children by age and stage. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Feb 7 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Revitalize Your Muscle Health Series Classes facilitated by Massage Therapist Jason Barlow

The Bandits of Back Pain

Discover the fundamental muscles that wreak havoc on your back, neck, hips and knees. Jason will enlighten the audience as to the powers of exercise, nutrition and massage in discovering the root cause(s) of back pain and how to kick start your healing program! No Cost Okotoks Public Library 1 Class M Jan 16 7:15 – 8:15 PM

10 Things Every Back Pain Sufferer Should Know About Stress Relief

Stress bombards the body and mind in many forms. In this seminar Jason will share his secrets of how simple changes to your lifestyle can significantly help relieve your stress and ultimately your back pain. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Mar 19 7:15 – 8:15 PM

The Top 5 Stretches for Alleviating Your Neck Pain, Headaches & Migraines Did you know that certain muscles in your neck SHOULD NOT BE STRETCHED as they are already too long? Join Jason to discover which muscles are triggering your head, neck and facial pain and how to stretch the correct muscles to help you alleviate pain, tension and stress. No Cost Okotoks Public Library 1 Class M Mar 26 7:15 – 8:15 PM

Foods to Eliminate for Healthy Muscles

Discover the vital connection between what we feed our bodies and the manifestation of physical pain. Jason will teach you what to eliminate from your diet and what to replace it with to help your body heal itself naturally. No Cost Okotoks Public Library 1 Class W Apr 18 7:15 – 8:15 PM

Your Body Believes Every Word You Say!

What do you keep telling yourself every day? Learn how to sharpen your mind in this interactive evening of mind-body connections. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Apr 25 7:15 – 8:15 PM

Did Cavemen Have Low Back Pain?

Fitness has got to be fun and functional! Jason will share his experiences as a massage therapist and corrective exercise coach to help you understand the essentials to your exercise plan for relieving muscle pain and achieving greater health and vitality. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W May 16 7:15 – 8:15 PM

Back Pain Be Gone!

Discover fast and effective ways to eliminate your muscle pains in our free monthly 45-min interactive workshop. Classes facilitated by Massage Therapist Jason Barlow. Limited spaces. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W May 23, Jun 13 7:15 – 8:00 PM

A Taste of Meditation

Workshop facilitated by Jan Sponiar - www.livingtaichi.ca This workshop will introduce participants to a simple yet effective way of quieting the mind from inner chatter. Everybody will have the chance to follow 3 different guided meditations and also to ask questions. The goal is to introduce the art of meditation and to possibly create a base for very simple home practice. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Feb 15 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Teen & Juvenile Programs Dog Tales

This program is a partnership between Literacy for Life, Okotoks Public Library and our volunteers who bring the dogs with jobs. This program is designed to pair children (ages 8-12) struggling to find joy in reading and a dog that will do nothing but listen. The dogs are screened for gentle character and good habits. Registration: On-line at 9:30 AM on January 3 at www.litforlife.com or by contacting Bonnie at 403-938-2959. 7 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Mar 14, 21, 28, Apr 18, 25, May 9 & 16 6:00-6:30 PM OR 6:30 – 7:00 PM

Easter Eggstravaganza Ages: 6-11

Join us at the Okotoks Public Library for an afternoon of Easter fun. We’ll start out with a storytime then you’ll make your very own Easter basket and decorate eggs to fill it. Limited space. Fee must be paid at time of registration. No refunds. $15 Okotoks Public Library 1 Class Sa Mar 31 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Fancy Nancy Beauty Day Ages: 5 - 10

We will read about Fancy Nancy’s Ooh La La Beauty Spa, enjoy lavish snacks, make some fabulous smelling bath salts, and get our toes painted to look totally glamorous (that is a fancy word for stylish and beautiful). Limited space. Fee must be paid at time of registration. No refunds. 1 Class $15 Okotoks Public Library Sa Apr 21 1:30 – 3:00 PM

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Flipbook Animation (Ages 8+)

Learn to make your own cartoon animation by creating a take-away flipbook. Presented by the Quickdraw Animation Society. Limited space. Fee must be paid at time of registration. No refunds. 1 Class $15 Okotoks Public Library Sa Jan 21 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Grandpa and Me Reading Circle (Grandmas invited too!) Ages: 4+

The Grandpa and Me Reading Circle is a place where children and mature adult volunteers read together for enjoyment. One volunteer and one child form a team to read, write, play games, and tell stories that help build literacy skills. Limited space. 4 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library Sa Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 10 & Apr 14 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Hearts & Chocolates Ages: 8 - 12

Join us for an afternoon of Valentine fun. We’ll start by listening to a story then you’ll make your very own chocolates and a special card to give to someone you love. Limited space. Fee must be paid at time of registration. No refunds. 1 Class $10 Okotoks Public Library Sa Feb 11 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Lego Builders Unite! Ages: 6 - 11

In this 6 week session we will be reading books, playing some Lego games, and building a Lego project or two each week. A list of the Lego to bring to class will be handed out on the first day. Limited space. Fee must be paid at time of registration. No refunds. 6 Classes $5 Okotoks Public Library Th Jan 12 – Feb 16 4:00 – 4:45 PM

Money Matters Workshops facilitated by Junior Achievement volunteers.

Economics for Success (Grade 9 Students)

EFS helps youth explore and manage their job and career choices by focusing on the direct links between further education and personal goals. Participants come to understand how every opportunity is a stepping-stone to success and realize the financial constraints of independence. Please bring a bagged lunch. No Cost Okotoks Public Library 1 Class Th Feb 23 10:30 – 3:00 PM

Dollars with Sense (Grade 7 & 8 Students)

Attention Homeschoolers!! An interactive program which provides youth with the important tools they need to make better economic decisions while learning about budgeting, money management and investments. They discover the advantages and risks of different kinds of investments and come to understand the tools and options available for better economic decisions. 1 Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu Feb 28 12:30 – 3:30 PM

Business Basics - Our Business World (Grade 5 & 6)

Attention Homeschoolers!! This program brings the concepts of a real company into the classroom as students put their talents to the test by experimenting with real world business challenges. It introduces young students to the free enterprise system, the role of business in their community, and encourages students to explore career options. 2 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library Tu & Th Mar 13 & 15 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Teens of Divorce and Separation

These seminars are intended for teenagers aged 12-19 whose parents are experiencing either divorce or separation. It is intended that one or both parents would attend with their teenager(s), although this is not required. The topics will focus on key issues that are concerns from the perspective of the teenagers. Each seminar will consist of a one hour presentation followed by a thirty minute discussion/or Q &A depending upon group size. Workshops facilitated by Tanya Hansen (Masters Counselling)

What to Expect During the Separation and Divorce Process

This seminar will focus on the changes to expect such as: possibly having to move; finances; communication with parents; loyalty; dealing with loss; changing schools; hopes for reconciliation. All of the topics will be discussed in greater depth in the following three seminars. 1Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Jan 9 7:00 – 8:30 PM

The Grieving Process When Your Parents Split Up This seminar will focus on the 5 stages of grief that teenagers go through when their parents split up. Dealing with stress and anger related to the separation/divorce will be discussed as well. 1Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Feb 13 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Communication

This seminar will focus on key communication issues such as blame; anger; handling disagreements; dealing with step-families; and encouraging direct communication between all family members. The overall focus is to discuss concerns and to discover strategies to foster effective communication. 1Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Mar 12 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Life in 2 Homes/Step-family and Acting Out/Feeling Alone

This seminar will focus on how teenagers can feel lost in the shuffle between multiple lifestyle changes as well as changes in living arrangements. Issues such as acting out and feeling “alone” or powerless will be discussed. This seminar will focus on how to gain a sense of stability in the face of a multitude of changes. 1Class No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Apr 16 7:00 – 8:30 PM

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Public Library Pre-School Programs

Family Fun

Ages:1 - 3 years old

Enhance your children’s love of books and stories by bringing them to the library literacy programs. Registration is limited and these programs fill up quickly. All Pre-School Programs are free. Register in person or by calling 403-938-2220 on the designated registration day.

Parents, grandparents, and caregivers: bring your children ages 1, 2, and 3 and participant with them in a half-hour of literacy-filled fun. We will read stories, learn rhymes, and sing songs that will get both our minds and bodies active.

Storytime

Winter Session: January – February 2012 Registration: Thursday, January 5 starting at 10 AM 6 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Jan 12 – Feb 16 10:30 – 11 AM Spring Session: March - April 2012 Registration: Thursday, February 16 starting at 10 AM 6 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library Th Mar 1 – Apr 5 10:30 – 11 AM

Ages: 3, 4 & 5

These children must be comfortable on their own with our library staff. They will hear stories, sing songs, play games, and create a craft. We will be looking for parent volunteers to assist in the class each week. Please let us know if you would be interested in volunteering at time of registration. Winter Session: January – February 2012 Registration: Monday, January 2 starting at 10 AM 6 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Session A Jan 9 – Feb 13 10:30– 11:15 AM M Session B Jan 9 – Feb 13 1– 1:45 PM Tu Jan 10 – Feb 14 10:30– 11:15 AM W Jan 11 – Feb 15 1 – 1:45 PM Spring Session: March – April 2012 Registration: Monday, February 13 starting at 10 AM 6 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Session A Feb 27 – Apr 2 10:30– 11:15 AM M Session B Feb 27 – Apr 2 1– 1:45 PM Tu Feb 28 – Apr 3 10:30– 11:15 AM W Feb 29 – Apr 4 1 – 1:45 PM

Toddler Time Ages: 2 years old

These children will enjoy and learn language through rhymes, finger plays, music, songs and simple stories. Caregivers are expected to stay with their children. This program is sponsored by the Literacy for Life Foundation. Winter Session: January – February 2012 Registration: Wednesday, January 4 starting at 10 AM 6 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Jan 9 – Feb 13 1:15 – 1:45 PM W Jan 11 – Feb 15 10:30 – 11AM Spring Session: March – April 2012 Registration: Wednesday, February 15 starting at 10 AM 6 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library M Feb 27 – Apr 2 1:15 – 1:45 PM W Feb 29 – Apr 4 10:30 – 11AM

Rhythm & Rhyme for Babies (non-walkers)

Rhythm & Rhyme is a program for caregivers and babies 0 to 12 months offered by the Literacy for Life Foundation. For more information and registration call 403-652-5090. Winter Session: January – March 2012 Register online at www.litforlife.com or by calling 403-652-5090 starting January 3 at 9:30 AM. 10 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Jan 18 – Mar 28 1 – 1:30 PM No class Feb 22 Spring Session: April – May 2012 Register online at www.litforlife.com or by calling 403-652-5090 starting April 2 at 9:30 AM. No Cost Okotoks Public Library 7 Classes W Apr 18 – May 30 1 – 1:30 PM

Rhythm & Rhyme for Movers and Shakers

Rhythm & Rhyme is a program for caregivers and babies 1 – 2 years old offered by the Literacy for Life Foundation. For more information and registration call 403-652-5090. Winter Session: January – March 2012 Register online at www.litforlife.com or by calling 403-652-5090 starting January 3 at 9:30 AM. 10 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Jan 18 – Mar 28 2 – 2:30 PM No class Feb 22 Spring Session: April – May 2012 Register online at www.litforlife.com or by calling 403-652-5090 starting April 2 at 9:30 AM. 7 Classes No Cost Okotoks Public Library W Apr 18 – May 30

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2012 winter community guide


Winter 2012 Community Guide  

A tri-annual publication featuring upcoming community fitness programs, swimming lessons, skating, art classes, special events, community so...

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