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Town of Canmore

Community Guide

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Programs and Services l Spring l Summer 2012 Save me until August 2012! Registration begins Monday, March 5

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Town of Canmore

Community Guide Welcome to the Town of Canmore Community Guide! This guide was created to provide you with comprehensive information about the Town of Canmore’s programs and services in one easy to use place. The guide provides information on Town courses offered in spring and summer of 2012. It also identifies community services and information relevant to day to day life in Canmore. Helpful information for new residents and visitors is included in the General Community Information section. If you looking for fitness classes, aquatic programs, kids summer camp, recycling information, dog off leash parks or special event information, there is something for everyone in the guide!

Councillor John Borrowman, Councillor Gordie Miskow, Councillor Jim Ridley, Mayor Ron Casey, Councillor Ed Russell, Councillor Joanna McCallum, Councillor Hans Helder.

Photo by Colin Ferguson

2010 - 2013 Town Council All Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers at the Town of Canmore Civic Centre (902 - 7th Avenue). Agendas will then be posted to the Town’s website www.canmore.ca on the Friday before the scheduled meeting. Live webcasts of Council meetings can be found on the website by clicking on “Town Council” then “Council Webcasts.” Recorded webcasts are available for viewing 24 hours after Council meetings. Council usually meets the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesday of the month with additional meetings as needed. Meetings are advertised on the Town page in the Outlook and on the Town’s website.


Table of Contents

Contact Information

Multiplex Update

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z Community Events Calendar z Bow Valley Parent Link z Family and Community Support Services z Canmore Public Library z Canmore Recreation Centre

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Facility Pass Rates Spring Break Skate Schedule

z Registration Information z Big Fun Spring and Summer Camp Programs

Spring Day Camps Summer Day Camps

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z Canmore Afterschool Programs and KidSportTM

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Spring Recreation Community Classes

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z Outdoor Pursuits z Fitness and Wellness

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Adult Drop-in Recreation Programs

z General Interest z Dance z Languages z First Aid z Aquatics

Fitness Programs Professional Development Pre-School and Youth Swim Lessons Red Cross Swim Kids

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General Community Information

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z Town of Canmore Public Notices z The Natural Step z Community Recycling Information z Parks and Playgrounds

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Wedding Locations in Canmore

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Civic Centre Phone l 403.678.1500 Fax l 403.678.1534 Address l 902 - 7th Avenue Canmore, AB T1W 3K1 Canmore Recreation Centre Phone l 403.678.0808 ext. 321 Fax l 403.678.0753 Email l recreation@canmore.ca Address l 1900 8th Avenue Canmore, AB T1W 1Y2 Public Works Phone l 403.678.1580 Fax l 403.678.1586 Address l 100 Glacier Drive Canmore, AB T1W 1K8

Town Office Closures Spring l Summer Civic Centre and Public Works April 6, 2012 l Good Friday April 9, 2012 l Easter May 21, 2012 l Victoria Day July 2, 2012 l Canada Day August 6, 2012 l Heritage Day Canmore Recreation Centre Sunday, July 1, 2012 l Canada Day RC Pool & Front Desk Holiday Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, and Heritage Day

Town of Canmore Map 55 Bow Valley East Side Trail Map 56 Bow Valley West Side Trail Map 58 Community Advertisers 60 Program Registration Information

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Canmore Multiplex Update The Canmore Multiplex is an exciting facility now under construction in Canmore. The Canmore Multiplex features an aquatics centre with an 8 lane pool, a lazy river, and water slides, a 7000 sq. ft. climbing centre, a library, a gallery for the Canmore Arts & Artisans Guild (CAAG) and multipurpose community spaces. Spectator viewing for the pool and the climbing centre is provided on the 2nd floor along with space for fitness classes to club meeting rooms. Located at 700 Railway Avenue, the Canmore Multiplex will function as a venue for large gatherings or competitions, a space for creating lasting relationships in the community, and a place for neighbours and friends to extend their daily interactions. The vision for the facility is “to be an inspiring gathering place that enriches the well-being, enjoyment and aspirations of the community.” The Multiplex is on time to open in fall of 2012. Watch the Rocky Mountain Outlook for details on community events and celebrations or check out www.canmore.ca and click on the link under the Multiplex webcam.

Touchstone - A Public Art Work by Peter Powning! This sculpture will sit on the Multiplex site. A key element of this project will be active community participation. The community will be asked to provide small historical artifacts – something that means “Canmore” and “Community” to them. In April of 2012 Touchstone Artist Peter Powning will be in Canmore collecting impressions from artifacts and items people bring to him for inclusion in the bronze relief component of the sculpture. Dates and times to be announced. For more information contact: Chris Bartolomie l Arts & Culture l Town of Canmore 403.678.8938 l cbartolomie@canmore.ca

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CANADA DAY 2012 CANADA DAY Events: • Rotary Pancake Breakfast • Family Fun Run • Canada Day Parade @ 12noon • Centennial Park Family Activities • Millenium Park Fireworks For a detailed schedule of events, please visit the website: www.canmore.ca/canadadayparade To volunteer for Canada Day events, please contact Heather May at 403.678.1878 or email artsandculture@canmore.ca

CENTENNIAL PARK Family Activites: • Marching Band in field show • Music on the Stan Rogers Stage • Kidzone • Food Vendors pamdoylephoto.com

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Community Events March Milk Jug Curling

June Canmore artsPeak Arts Festival

Northwest Mounted Police Barracks (NWMP) 609 Main Street, Canmore l Date & Time TBA

June 15, 16 & 17, 2012 www.artspeakcanmore.com

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July

Easter Events

Northwest Mounted Police Barracks (NWMP) 609 Main Street, Canmore April 7, 2012 l 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

May

Canada Day Celebrations July 1, 2012

August Canmore Folk Festival

Canmore Children’s Festival

Centennial Park, Canmore August 3, 4 & 5, 2012

Bicycle Safety Rodeo

For event information please visit www.canmore.ca/celebrations or email artsandculture@canmore.ca

Canmore Collegiate High School l May 19, 2012 www.canmorechildrensfestival.com

Canmore Nordic Centre l Date TBA For more information call 403.678.2462

Every TUESDAY @ 1:30pm From July 3 - August 28, 2012 Join Town of Canmore Arts & Culture staff on a walking tour of Canmore’s Public Art. See the work, hear the stories and be inspired! MEET at the Community Enrichment Office in the Civic Centre: 902, 7th Avenue, Canmore.

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Bow Valley Parent Link Bow Valley Parent Link is a collaborative inter-municipal initiative between the Town of Canmore, the Town of Banff and the M.D. of Bighorn. BVPL provides resources to parents and caregivers with children aged 0 - 6 years in the following five broad areas; early childhood development and care, family support, information and referral, parent education and developmental screening. For more information www.canmore.ca/parentlink. For registration details, see individual course descriptions.

Parent-Child Mother Goose Program Enjoy rhymes, songs, and stories with your child or the child you look after; learn new ways to cope with difficult behaviors and enhance the bond. For children aged 0 - 3 years. Registration Required! l No Charge Banff, Canmore and Exshaw Bow Valley Parent Link Call 403.762.1116 (Banff) or 403.678.2529 (Canmore/ Exshaw) or check our webpage www.canmore.ca/parentlink for details.

Family/Parenting Support Are you looking for new ideas for a specific challenging behavior? Meet with a trained Triple P facilitator for 4 sessions. Learn strategies to help you gain confidence in effectively managing this behavior. Complete all sessions and receive a BVPL child’s backpack! Call 403.762.1116 (Banff) or 403.678.2535 (Canmore/Exshaw) to set up an appointment or if you have questions. By Appointment l No Charge

Ages & Stages Questionnaire and Ages & Stages Questionnaire: Social Emotional Parent-completed evaluation tools assess the development of children 0 - 5 years old. Assess your child’s progress toward developmental milestones in the areas of communication, gross and fine motor skills, problem solving, personal social skills and overall development. A trained professional scores the completed questionnaire and meets with parents to discuss the results, make referrals if necessary, and offer fun activities to enhance development at every stage. Call 403.762.1116 (Banff) or 403.678.2529 (Canmore/Exshaw) or visit one of the centers to pick up an age specific questionnaire. By Appointment l No Charge

I Grow You Grow Are you a new parent with an infant 0 - 12 months? Join other new parents and learn about community resources, infant development, and various other topics. Each session will include group discussions, activities, local guest presenters, a healthy snack, and social time. Registration Required! l No Charge Canmore, Banff and Exshaw Bow Valley Parent Link Call 403.762.1116 (Banff) or 403.678.2529 (Canmore/Exshaw) or check our webpage www.canmore.ca/parentlink for details.

Raising Great Kids Workshop - Series Canmore Are you looking for some practical tools and ideas to help with parenting? Join other parents with children aged 0 - 6 for hands-on ideas, activities, and great discussions! To register for the following workshops and complimentary childcare, phone 403.678.2529, email parentlink@canmore.ca, or sign up at Canmore Bow Valley Parent Link.

Sensational Play for Development Join this fun filled workshop for an opportunity to learn about and try sensory based activities to support your child’s development. The session will include an introduction to the stages of child development (ages 2 - 6), sensory integration theory and how the 7 senses contribute to normal development. Led by: Catherine Kammann, Wings 4 Me Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services Canmore Bow Valley Parent Link February 29 l Wednesday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. l No Charge

Safety for Your Preschooler Please join us for a discussion and information-filled workshop on how to empower your preschooler to avoid unsafe situations, to speak up if someone is hurting them, and to ensure that no one takes away their innocence! Learn about the prevention of missing and exploited children. Led by: Child Safe Alberta Canmore Bow Valley Parent Link March 14 l Wednesday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. l No Charge

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Bow Valley Parent Link Raising Great Kids Workshop - Series Canmore (con’t)

Making SENSE of the World: Sensory Learning Games

Do you and your family know how to avoid encounters and what to do if a wild animal attacks? Coyote, cougar and bear conflicts with people are on the rise. Recently a 6 year old girl from Canmore was attacked by a cougar. Help your family learn how to be WildSmart! This informative and interactive workshop is about enjoying nature safely with your family and includes an opportunity to learn about bear spray.

The Sensory Learning Program at BVPL will include exciting and innovative games and activities for children and their parents to experience together! This 4 week series of 1 hour groups is led by a trained facilitator to promote growth in cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development by offering hands-on activities and games using all 5 senses. Come join the fun! Don’t let your child miss out as space is limited. To register call 403.762.1116 (Banff) or 403.678.2535 (Canmore) or sign up at one of the centres. Registration Required!

Led by: Kim Titchener, Program Director, Bow Valley WildSmart Community Program

Banff - for 2 year olds l January 26 - February 16 Thursdays l 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. l No Charge

Canmore Bow Valley Parent Link

Canmore - for 2 year olds l April 18 - May 9 Wednesdays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. l No Charge

How to Live and Recreate Safely in Bear, Cougar and Coyote Country

March 21 l Wednesday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. l No Charge

Bow Valley Early Childhood Development Coalition Thriving families, invested communities. The Bow Valley ECD Coalition consists of service providers, community partners, parents and businesses committed to the creation of a child and family friendly community. By investing in the critical years, 0 to 6, the health of the whole community is strengthened. For more information on programs and initiatives, to join the Bow Valley Early Childhood Coalition or to attend the next BVECDC meeting, please contact Sandy Last at 403.688.7350 or swlast4@gmail.com

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Bow Valley Parent Link Positive Parenting Program “Triple P” Group Parents of children 2 - 6 years can increase their confidence and skills by: building positive parent/child relationships, encouraging desirable behaviors, teaching new skills and behaviors and managing undesirable ones. This research-based approach to parenting encourages children’s social emotional development, independence and problem solving skills. Childcare and light snack included. For more information, call 403.678.2535 or sign up at the Banff BVPL. This eight week program consists of five group meetings and three individual consultations. Registration Required! l No Charge Canmore and Banff Bow Valley Parent Link Call 403.762.1116 (Banff) or 403.678.2529 (Canmore) or check our webpage www.canmore.ca/parentlink for details.

NEW! Triple P Coffee Chat Drop-in to your community Bow Valley Parent Link at scheduled times to enjoy a coffee/tea and a chat with other parents and our knowledgeable staff about common parenting challenges. Each week we will focus on specific topics such as tantrums, sleep issues, and disobedience, watch a short video clip, have an informal discussion and take away solutions. Children welcome. Registration Required! l No Charge Canmore, Banff and Exshaw Bow Valley Parent Link Call 403.762.1116 (Banff) or 403.678.2529 (Canmore/Exshaw) or check our webpage www.canmore.ca/parentlink for details.

Triple-P Seminar Series Join other parents of preschool children for 1, 2 or 3 informative mornings full of strategies to build your confidence as a parent and to promote your child’s health, development and wellbeing. All seminars and childcare are free of charge. To register, phone 403.678.2535, email amessier@canmore.ca, or sign up at the Bow Valley Parent Link.

The Power of Positive Parenting This seminar introduces parents to the 5 core principles of positive parenting. It is a chance to learn about positive parenting, connect with other parents and ask questions. Banff Bow Valley Parent Link February 27 l Monday l 10 - 11:30 a.m. l No Charge

Raising Confident, Competent Children This session introduces parents to the 6 key building blocks children need to do well in life. These skills include showing respect, being cooperative, being considerate of others, becoming independent, having healthy self-esteem and becoming a good problem solver. Banff Bow Valley Parent Link March 5 l Monday l 10 - 11:30 a.m. l No Charge

Raising Resilient Children This last seminar in the series focuses on parents helping their children deal more effectively with emotions and feelings. The building blocks covered in the seminar include helping children recognize and accept feelings, express them appropriately, build positive feelings, deal with negative ones, develop coping skills and deal with stressful life events. Banff Bow Valley Parent Link March 12 l Monday l 10 - 11:30 a.m. l No Charge

As Summer approaches… Bow Valley Parent Link is gearing up for the 4th Annual Parent Link in the Park program. On selected Wednesday mornings over July and August in Canmore, Banff and Exshaw you’ll find us outside sharing games, laughs, special guests and snacks. Come join the fun! For families and children 0 - 6 years.

Summer Drop-in Schedule: July and August

Check out the entire Summer Schedule after May 30 at www.canmore.ca/parentlink

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Family and Community Support Services FCSS

Family and Community Support Services

What is FCSS? Canmore Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a cost sharing program between the Province of Alberta (80%) and Town of Canmore (20%) to provide preventive social programs in our community. Local autonomy is a cornerstone of the FCSS philosophy that allows local programs to develop services that meet unique needs of individual communities.

What are Preventative Social Programs? Preventive social programs are activities that use proactive, strength based and intentional strategies to help individuals, families and communities develop skills required to form a strong sense of self resulting in the ability to build healthy relationships with others.

What Services Does FCSS Offer? As the needs of the community continue to change, FCSS services change to respond to those identified needs. A variety of services are offered in three main categories. Here is a sample of services provided. For a complete listing go to www.canmore.ca/fcss

Information • Classroom

Presentations – FCSS provides options and responds to teachers requests for presentations at Elizabeth Rummel, Lawrence Grassi, Canmore Collegiate and Exshaw Schools. Presentations include, but are not limited to; conflict resolution, relationships, bullying, friendship, suicide awareness and prevention, honesty, telling/tattling and good touch/bad touch.

• Community Courses / Workshops – Babysitting Safety, Writing Personal Directives, Home Alone Safely, Board Development, Parenting After Separation. • Community Resource Directory – A complete listing of Bow Valley groups and organizations www.canmore.ca/Service- Areas/Community-Enrichment/Resource-Directory.html

Support • Rainbows

– Delivered with support from other community agencies, Rainbows is divorce and separation support for parents and children. The program involves 12 sessions, the children receive group support at school,and the parents attend evening sessions.

• Counselling – Short term, early intervention counselling for individual and families. • The Volunteer

Driver Program – On a cost recovery basis, this Banff, Canmore, and MD of Bighorn partnership program provides transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities to medical appointments in Calgary or Banff. Others requiring rides for medical purposes will be accommodated as resources allow.

• Alberta Seniors Benefits – Provide individual and group support to seniors so they are aware of all the Alberta Government supports available to them.

Referral • Call Ins and Walk-Ins – FCSS is recognized as the key place to go in order to find out what support services are available and in supporting people to access them. • Individual Assessment – Staff will spend an hour with people that are unsure what type of counselling or support they require, so the best possible support or referral is made. • Bow Valley

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Interagency – Co-facilitated by Banff and Canmore FCSS’s, opportunities for non-profit and social organizations across the Bow Valley to identify social issues, receive professional development and share various initiatives going on in the communities.


FCSS Who Works at Canmore FCSS?

Town of Canmore

Family and Community Support Services

Spring Hanert & Marcy Shein Program Assistants l 403.609.3743 • General inquiries, course registrations, Mayors Awards for Volunteer Excellence, Resource Directory Mavis Sautner l Program Coordinator l 403.678.7129 • Seniors programs, community course ideas, community workshops Jan Brychka l Family & Community Worker l 403.678.7131 Classroom presentations, Community Kitchen, volunteer support, individual counselling

Mary Weighell l Family & Community Worker l 403.678.7127 Mentoring, child & family counselling, Parent Conversations

Tara Gilchrist l FCSS Supervisor l 403.678.7130 • Partnership opportunities, Rainbows Divorce Support, Roots of Empathy, Bow Valley Interagency, individual counselling

Where is FCSS? The FCSS office is located on the main floor of the Canmore Civic Centre at 902 - 7th Ave. Check us out on the web www.canmore.ca/fcss

Are you having a baby this summer? Family and Community Support Services is offering the Roots of Empathy program this Fall and needs new babies and their caregivers to make this program a reality. It’s simple really! Simple enough for the youngest children to learn, basic enough for a baby to teach. That’s Roots of Empathy.

Please call 403.609.3743 for more information.

FCSS Courses

FCSS

Family and Community Support Services

To register for FCSS courses, please call 403.609.3743 Community Enrichment l www.canmore.ca

Easing the Transition to the Passenger Seat Lunch & Learn Are you concerned about the aging driver in your life? Bring your lunch and join us for an informative and interactive session about driving and transportation options for older adults. Discover how aging affects driving. Develop skills to initiate a conversation about driving concerns and transportation transitions with your loved ones/peers. Town of Canmore Civic Centre Classroom Instructors: Carla Kemble, Project Coordinator, Alberta Motor Association

Spring May 10 1 Class l Thursday l 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. l No Charge

Parenting After Separation Seminar (P.A.S.S.) The Town of Canmore and the Town of Banff have partnered together to offer this free six hour seminar for parents who are going through separation / divorce. It provides information on how parents can help themselves and their children during this time of family transition. The course is mandatory for those applying for parenting, custody or access orders in the Court of Queen’s Bench. Canmore Recreation Centre l Ha Ling Conference Room Instructors: Lisa Grover and Shawn Carr

Spring May 12 1 Class l Saturday l 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. l No Charge

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Nominate Now! 23rd Annual Mayor’s Awards for Volunteer Excellence! April 18, 2012 Wine & Cheese Private Invite Reception at 5:30 p.m. l Presentation Awards at 6:30 p.m.

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) invites you to recognize and thank volunteer groups or individuals for all that they give to your organization or community – those people who are so important to the success of your sporting event, team, fundraising efforts or program. You can find nomination forms on our website www.canmore.ca/form.

Nominations deadline:

Friday, April 6, 2012 FCSS

Youth Award for Volunteer Excellence (17 years and younger) Adult Award for Volunteer Excellence Corporate Award for Volunteer Excellence For Profit Corporate Award for Volunteer Excellence Not For Profit Environmental Stewardship Award for Volunteer Excellence

Family and Community Support Services

If you have any questions please contact us at 403.609.3743 or by email FCSSResourceCentre@canmore.ca.

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Canmore Public Library Programs Canmore Public Library 950 - 8th Avenue, Canmore www.canmorelibrary.ab.ca l 403.678.2468 The Canmore Public Library is open everyday. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday Closed on Statutory holidays The library offers a variety of books, electronic resources and programming for children, youth and adults.

Library Movie Night On most Wednesday nights the Library will be showing a feature film. Call the Library or check our website www.canmorelibrary.ab.ca for upcoming dates and titles. Canmore Library Gallery Spring l April to May Wednesdays l 7:30 p.m. l No Charge

Knit One, Read Too! Bring your knitting or crochet projects and craft with us at the Canmore Public Library. This is not a class but a chance to share knowledge and find inspiration in seeing other yarn enthusiasts’ projects. Share tips, tricks, ideas and books with your fellow yarn connoisseurs. No experience necessary. Canmore Library Magazine Reading Area Spring l April to May First Wednesday of the Month l 7 - 9 p.m. l No Charge

Video Conferencing Would you like to set up a video conference for your business, community/support group or class? The Canmore Library can help. For more information on our state-of-the-art video conferencing services or to book a time, give us a call at 403.678.2468. Reservations are required and are subject to room availability. Canmore Library Board Room Year Round Regular Library Hours l No Charge

Books for Babies This story time features songs, books and finger plays that will entertain and delight babies who are not yet walking. Registration not required. Canmore Library Spring l April to May Tuesdays l 2 p.m. l No Charge

Wiggle Time An active story time for walking babies up to the age of two, this program features songs, books, rhymes and active games. Registration not required. Canmore Library Spring l April to May Fridays l 10 a.m. l No Charge

Tales for Twos This program features songs, rhymes, books and fun – perfect for any two-year old. Registration not required. Canmore Library Spring l April to May Wednesdays l 10:30 a.m. l No Charge

Preschool Storytime Three to five year olds are invited to share stories, songs and finger plays. Registration not required. Canmore Library Year Round Wednesdays l 2:00 p.m. l No Charge

Activities for 5 - 12 years Check out the Canmore Library website for more information on programs offered throughout the year for 5 - 12 year olds. www.canmorelibrary.ab.ca

Summer Reading Program Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to join us for reading fun all summer long with books, contests, crafts, games and more. Canmore Library

Summer July and August Daily l Regular Library Hours l No Charge

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Canmore Recreation Centre As the hub of indoor recreational opportunities in Canmore, the Recreation Centre offers a variety of sport and leisure opportunities for all ages. In addition, if you are looking to organize a special event, meeting, workshop or birthday party, the Recreation Centre has a variety of facilities and amenities including two regulation size arenas, pool, community hall and conference room.

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Ha Ling Conference Room

Canmore has two NHL size arenas! Our surfaces are available for adult recreational hockey, corporate tournaments, minor hockey, figure skating, speed skating, learn-to-skate programs, public shinny and public skating.

Whether you’re a business, non-profit group, or club, we will be able to accommodate your meeting space needs. The conference room is available to rent for meetings, training sessions, workshops and birthday parties.

Canmore Pool

Birthday Parties

The pool consists of an “L” shaped 25m 4 lane pool. There is a ramp for wheelchair or special needs entry and a nice shallow area for small children and non-swimmers to play in. There is also an on deck hot tub and steam room. For pool bookings, please contact 403.678.0808 ext. 342.

Want to give your house a break from birthday parties? Why not rent the pool or arena and then take advantage of one of our meeting rooms afterwards for the party?

Lady MacDonald Community Hall

For more information regarding booking procedures and facility availability, please call 403.678.0808 ext. 335 or email facility_bookings@canmore.ca

Need a space for your wedding reception, family reunion, corporate banquet, Christmas party, workshop or meeting? Whatever your function, the Community Hall can accommodate it. In addition, a commercial quality kitchen is available to rent in conjunction with the Community Hall.

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Welcome Parents and Children!

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Lil’ Bears Den Babysitting Room Care for children ages 6 months to 6 years is available from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m Monday to Friday, from September to June. This service is available for parents using the Canmore Recreation Centre facilities or programs. Drop-in fee: $5.00 (member) and $7.00 (non-member) per child with limited space available.

Please read the following list of suggestions to help keep life in our cozy little room rolling along smoothly…

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We do not have a toilet facility in the room itself! Please take a moment with your child to visit the restroom before dropping off. Please ensure your little one is dropped off with a clean diaper.

Please keep snacks simple, making sure there are no nuts. Remind the babysitter of any known allergies. With the numerous age ranges (it will happen from time to time) children may share snacks out of sheer kindness or confusion without the babysitter’s consent. Names on www.canmore.ca bottles and food containers are a plus!

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The babysitter reserves the right to request the parent to return to the babysitting room if their child(ren) cannot be soothed or wooed with the best of effort.

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We strongly request that the parent/guardian dropping off the child(ren) also be the person that picks up the child. If you are not the person picking up the child, please indicate this by printing the name of the person picking up the child beside your signature in the sign in/out book.

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Canmore Recreation Centre

Facility Pass Rates Pool

Please note that these rates are subject to change.

10 Punch Pass

1 Month Pass

3 Month Pass

1 Year Pass

Preschool (3 - 5 years) $2.25 $20.30 Children / Youth (6 - 17 years) $3.00 $27.00 Adult (18 years & older) $4.75 $42.80 Senior (55 years & older) $3.75 $33.80 Family (4 Children & 2 Adults) $12.25 $110.30 Showers $3.00

$20.50 $29.75 $51.75 $38.50 $115.50

$44.00 $60.50 $104.50 $71.50 $264.00

$99.00 $148.50 $269.50 $193.75 $528.00

Drop-in

Weight Room Please note: Waivers are now mandatory to sign with each pass purchased. Drop-in 10 Punch Pass 1 Month Pass 3 Month Pass 1 Year Pass Youth (16 years & older) $3.75 $33.80 Adult (18 years & older) $4.75 $42.80 Senior (55 years & older) $3.75 $33.80

$35.25 $70.50 $176.00 $46.25 $82.50 $225.50 $35.25 $70.50 $176.00

Combo Pool & Weight Room

3 Month Pass

Drop-in

1 Month Pass

Youth (16 years & older) $6.00 $55.00 Adult (18 years & older) $8.00 $73.75 Senior (55 years & older) $6.00 $55.00

Arena

Drop-in

1 Year Pass

Youth (6 - 17 years) $3.00 $38.50 Adult (18 years & older) $5.25 $70.50 Senior (55 years & older) $3.00 $38.50 Family (4 children & 2 adults) $12.00 $114.50

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6 Month Pass

1 Year Pass

$134.25 $250.00 $330.00 $148.50 $275.00 $368.50 $134.25 $250.00 $330.00


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Spring Break Skate Schedule Canmore Recreation Centre March 26 - April 9, 2012 inclusive Monday, March 26 Adult 40+ Skate Public Afternoon Skate Parent & Tot Skate

9:30 - 11 a.m. 1 - 4 p.m. 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 27 Women’s Shinny Public Afternoon Skate Parent & Tot Skate

9 - 10:30 a.m. 1 - 4 p.m. 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28 Adult 40+ Skate Co-Ed Adult Shinny Public Afternoon Skate

9:30 - 11 a.m. 12 - 1:30 p.m. 2 - 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 29 Adult 40+ Skate Public Afternoon Skate Parent & Tot Skate

9:30 - 11 a.m. 1 - 4 p.m. 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Friday, March 30 Women’s Shinny Co-Ed Adult Shinny Youth Co-Ed Shinny (11 - 13 years) Public Evening Skate

9 - 10:30 a.m. 12 - 1:30 p.m. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 5 - 8 p.m.

Sunday, April 1 Public Afternoon Skate Youth Co-Ed Shinny (14 - 16 years)

1 - 4 p.m. 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.

Monday, April 2 Adult 40+ Skate Public Afternoon Skate

9:30 - 11 a.m. 1 - 4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 3 Women’s Shinny Parent & Tot Skate Public Evening Skate

9 - 10:30 a.m. 2 - 3:30 p.m. 5 - 8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4 Adult 40+ Skate Co-Ed Adult Shinny Parent & Tot Skate Public Evening Skate

9:30 - 11 a.m. 12 - 1:30 p.m. 2 - 3:30 p.m. 5 - 8 p.m.

Thursday, April 5 Adult 40+ Skate Public Afternoon Skate Public Evening Skate

9:30 - 11 a.m. 1 - 4 p.m. 5 - 8 p.m.

Friday, April 6 Co-Ed Shinny Public Afternoon Skate

12 - 1:30 p.m. 1 - 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 7 Adult 40+ Skate 9:30 - 11 a.m. Public Afternoon Skate 1 - 4 p.m. Youth Co-Ed Shinny (11 - 13 years) 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 8 Adult 40+ Skate Public Afternoon Skate

9:30 - 11 a.m. 1 - 4 p.m.

Monday, April 9 Public Afternoon Skate

2 - 4 p.m.

Adult Skate 40+ Years: Recreational skate for adults of all ability levels.

Women’s Shinny: Women only drop-in hockey for 18+ years.

Co-ed Shinny: Co-ed drop-in hockey for 18+ years Youth Shinny: Supervised co-ed drop-in hockey for youth.

Parent & Tot Skate: Children 6 years and under accompanied by an adult.

Public Skate: Everyone welcome. Children under 7 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. International certified helmets are required to be worn by all skaters aged 12 years and under and are highly recommended for all other skaters for all public skating programs. Preschool (6 years and under) Youth (6 - 17 years) Adult (18+ years) Senior (55+ years) Family (2 adults & 4 children)

Spring break public skate schedule subject to change. Please check with the front desk for updated schedules. Canmore Recreation Centre Front Desk 403.678.0808 ext. 321 l www.canmore.ca

Free $3 $5.25 $3 $12 Includes GST

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Program Registration Information

Contact Us Canmore Recreation Centre Front Desk: 403.678-0808 ext. 321 l recreation@canmore.ca Front Desk Coordinator: Audrey Hogarth 403.678.0808 ext. 323 l ahogarth@canmore.ca

Registration for ALL Spring and Summer Big Fun, Recreation, Aquatics, and FCSS programs begins on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7:00 a.m.

Aquatics Supervisor: Leslie King 403.678.0808 ext. 342 l lking@canmore.ca Recreation Supervisor: Marg Szamosfalvi 403.678.0808 ext. 334 l mszamosfalvi@canmore.ca Recreation and Leisure Program Coordinator: Marie-Josée Guay 403.678.0808 ext. 333 l mguay@canmore.ca

How to Register

Facility Booking Coordinator: 403.678.0808 ext. 335 l facility_bookings@canmore.ca

Please refer to page 62 for “How to Register” and additional registration information. Registration form is located on page 63.

For Bow Valley Parent Link (BVPL) program listings and registration information, refer to page 5. For Family Community Support Service (FCSS) programs listing and registration information, refer to page 9.

The Aquatic and Recreation Departments offer a variety of courses and programs for all ages at the Canmore Recreation Centre. Please view the course and program listings starting on page 17.

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Mark your calendars! Join us at the Recreation Centre for special activities on: create engage enhance learn

Friday, April 6, 2012 l Good Friday Easter Fun Activities will include: Public Swim or Public Skate, Colouring Contest, Kids Crafts, Scavenger Hunt & Prizes! Bring the whole family.

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Event information will be available online at www.canmore.ca/latestnews/ (Details will be posted closer to the dates)


Big Fun Day Camp Programs The Town of Canmore is pleased to provide quality programs and services for children and youth in our community. We offer a wide variety of camp options so every child will have an opportunity to participate in an activity that suits their interest and schedule.

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General Information Age Categories Unless otherwise stated, please note children must be “age appropriate” by December 31, 2012 in order to register for camp. (ex.: if your child is currently 6 years old and will turn 7 by December 31, 2012 they can participate in the Big Fun 7 - 11 year old camps).

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Join us for a full day of cool games, crafts and activities. Ensure your child has indoor shoes and outdoor footwear and clothing. Participants will be swimming on the days marked with the symbol . Please bring a labeled bathing suit and towel. Canmore Recreation Centre l Lady MacDonald Hall l $35/Day

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Big Fun l 7 - 11 years Join us for a full day of cool games, crafts and activities. Each day will include swimming, so please bring a labeled bathing suit and towel. Ensure your child has indoor shoes and outdoor footwear/clothing. Children may be divided into smaller age groups when registration numbers are great enough.

Children will need to bring a nutritious bag lunch and two snacks for full day camps or a snack for half day camps. No peanut or other nut products.

Canmore Recreation Centre l Lady MacDonald Hall $35/Day or * $45 for Field Trip Day 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. April 2 #8134 March 26 #8129 April 3 #8135 March 27 #8130 April 4 #8136 March 28 #8131 April 5 #8137 March 29 #8132 March 30* #8133 *Telus Spark Science Centre field trip

Community Inclusion

Climbing Craze l 8 - 12 years

Are you the parent of a child with a disability? We encourage children with disabilities and/or special needs to participate in our program. Please contact the Recreation and Leisure Program Coordinator 403.678.0808, ext. 333 at least 2 weeks prior to their camp participation to set up a meeting. We will discuss the child’s special needs and a detailed medical questionnaire will be completed. For more information contact Marie-Josée Guay, Recreation and Leisure Program Coordinator. 403.678.0808, ext. 333 or mguay@canmore.ca

Young climbers start here! Safely learn the fundamentals of climbing and develop confidence, flexibility, agility and body awareness. This camp will be a combination of bouldering and top roping. All equipment is included. Dress in loose-fitting clothing. The Vsion Climbing Gym, 109 Boulder Cres. April 3, 4, 5 l 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. l $80 l #8143

Care for your child is available before and after camp. This is a service we provide free of charge and no pre-registration is required (8:30 - 9 a.m. and/or 5 - 5:30 p.m.).

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Go Big l 12+ years

Please register early to avoid disappointment. Programs that do not meet the minimum numbers required may be cancelled. Payment is due at the time of registration (Visa, MasterCard, debit or cash).

Go Big is designed for youth who are looking for opportunities to hang out with friends this summer. Single day trips and a one week Go Youth Bow Valley program include activities such as climbing, white water rafting, ropes course, zip lining, paint balling, go karting and more.

At a Glance NEW! Preschool Camp l 4 years These half-day programs are a great way to introduce your little person to the world of camp. Participants will enjoy swimming once a week at the Canmore Recreation along with excursions within walking distance of the Canmore Recreation Centre. Weekly registration or limited daily drop-in is available. Your child needs to be 4 years of age by camp start date.

Kinder Camp l 5 - 6 years We’re excited to offer full day camps for children 5 - 6 years of age. Your little camper will have loads of fun playing games, creating works of art, keeping active and making new friends. Participants will enjoy swimming and gymnastics, along with field trips within walking distance of the Canmore Recreation Centre. Weekly registration or limited daily drop-in is available.

Big Fun l 7 - 11 years Big Fun is the Town of Canmore’s day camp program for children 7 - 11 years of age. This full day camp is a great way for kids to keep busy with crafts, games, sports, outdoor activities and more. Participants will enjoy swimming and gymnastics at the Canmore Recreation Centre, along with a weekly field trip to Calgary, Kananaskis Country, or Banff. Weekly registration or limited daily drop-in is available.

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Specialty Camps The Town of Canmore is pleased to partner with local businesses to offer specialty camps which focus on skill development. Camps include skateboarding, orienteering, disc golf, creative arts and geology – just to name a few!

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Big Fun Day Camp Programs Summer Day Camps General Information Age Categories Unless otherwise stated, please note children must be “age appropriate” by December 31, 2012 in order to register for camp. (ex.: if your child is currently 6 years old and will turn 7 by December 31, 2012 they can participate in the Big Fun 7 - 11 year old camps). Leader to Camper Ratios Unless otherwise stated, ratios for camp are as follows: 4 year olds 1:6 5 - 6 year olds 1:8 7 - 11 year olds 1:12 12 - 14 year olds 1:15 Our Staff We understand the importance of building positive relationships between staff and participants. Our staff has graduated from, or is currently enrolled in, a post-secondary program in the field of education, outdoor pursuits, or recreation. Each staff member also takes part in a training program prior to the first day of camp. Recreation and Leisure Program Coordinator 403.678.0808 ext. 333 l 403.996.1444 Supervisor of Recreation 403.678.0808 ext. 334 l 403.996.0444 Canmore Recreation Centre Front Desk 403.678.0808 ext. 321 What to Expect on Your First Day •

Come early the first day. Remember, all new campers will want a smooth start and some personal attention to help them feel welcomed and safe.

To ensure your child’s safety, please indicate on the sign in sheet whether or not your child requires a life jacket for pool activities. Campers will receive an orientation prior to entering the pool.

Please send your child with a water bottle, clothing for changing weather conditions, appropriate footwear, swim suit and towel (on swim days), hat, sunscreen and a backpack. All items should be personally labeled.

We do not encourage participants to bring personal items such as toys or electronics to camp. The Town of Canmore does not accept responsibility for articles brought to camp that are lost, stolen or damaged.

Participants are required to bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks. Peanut butter, nuts and all foods containing nut by-products are not permitted at camp. Remember Wednesdays are pizza day for Kinder Camps (5 - 6 years) and Big Fun (7 - 11 years).

Pre and Post Care Care for your child is available before and after full day camps at the Canmore Recreation Centre. This is a service we provide free of charge and no pre-registration is required (8:30 - 9 a.m. and/or 5 - 5:30 p.m.) Pick Up and Drop Off A legal guardian is responsible to sign participants in and out of camp each day. If someone else is picking up for you we need written instructions or we will not release your child. We also need written instructions if your child has your permission to sign in and out of camp on their own. Please be respectful of pick up times. Our leaders have also had a full day and need to get home to rest up for the next day! Field Trips Weekly field trips will be programmed for camps based out of the Canmore Recreation Centre. Participants will be transported by a school bus chartered through the Canadian Rockies School Division. Kinder Camp will explore attractions that are within walking distance of the Canmore Recreation Centre. Community Inclusion Are you the parent of a child with a disability? We encourage children with disabilities and/or special needs to participate in our program. Please contact the Recreation and Leisure Program Coordinator 403.678.0808, ext. 333 at least 2 weeks prior to their camp participation to set up a meeting. We will disciss the child’s special needs and a detailed medical questionnaire will be completed. Campership Program Financial assistance is available to families thanks to the community support of the Rotary Club of Canmore, Soroptimist International Banff National Park, and the Town of Canmore. Application forms are available at the Canmore Recreation Centre, Family Community and Support Services in the Civic Centre, and on-line at www.canmore.ca. Funding requests must be approved prior to registration. Registration for camps with Campership funding must be made in person at the Canmore Recreation Centre. No refunds will be allowed. Wait-List When a program is full you will be contacted and your child can be wait-listed upon your request. If space becomes available we will contact you as soon as possible. Camper Medical and Waiver Forms A legal guardian will be required to provide participant information prior to starting a Town of Canmore program. This information will help ensure the safe participation of your child(ren). In addition, all participants are required to have a waiver signed by a legal guardian.

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Big Fun Day Camp Programs Summer Day Camps NEW! Preschool Camps l 4 years These half-day programs are a great way to introduce your little person to the world of camp. Your child must be four years of age by camp start date. Weekly registration or daily drop-in is available. Daily drop-in has limited space, with no pre-registration. Please pay at the Canmore Recreation Centre Front Desk prior to 9 a.m. on the day of camp. Detailed program itineraries will be available one week prior to the camp start at www.canmore.ca

Sporty Monkey This action-packed week will focus on a variety of sports, while promoting cooperation, teamwork and fun! Designed specifically for preschoolers, kids will move and groove playing soccer, baseball, gymnastics and more. Canmore Recreation Centre l Lil’ Bears Den July 3 - 6 l 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. l $60/4-day week l #8339 July 3 - 6 l 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. l $60/4-day week l #8340 July 30 - August 3 l 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. l $75/week l #8341 July 30 - August 3 l 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. l $75/week l #8342 $18 daily drop-in

Lions, Tigers and Bears

Splash Zone! This camp is designed for kids who love water. Daily activities will include water games, crafts, experiments and much more! In addition, participants will enjoy swimming at the Canmore Recreation Centre each day. Canmore Recreation Centre l Lil’ Bears Den July 9 - 13 l 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. l #8335 July 9 - 13 l 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. l #8336 August 13 - 17 l 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. l #8337 August 13 - 17 l 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. l #8338

This camp is designed for kids who love animals and want to explore the jungles of Canmore. Participants will learn about the animal kingdom through stories, crafts, games and explorations on near-by trails. Canmore Recreation Centre l Lil’ Bears Den July 16 - 20 l 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. l #8343 July 16 - 20 l 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. l #8344 August 20 - 24 l 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. l #8345 August 20 - 24 l 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. l #8346 $75/week l $18 daily drop-in

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Imagination Station All aboard! This camp is designed to let your child’s creative energy flow. Participants will take part in a variety of activities that will include crafts, cooking, experiments and much more! Canmore Recreation Centre l Lil’ Bears Den July 23 - 27 l 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. l $75/week l #8347 July 23 - 27 l 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. l $75/week l #8348 August 7 - 10 l 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. l $60/4-day week l #8349 August 7 - 10 l 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. l $60/4-day week l #8350 $18 daily drop-in

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Big Fun Day Camp Programs Summer Day Camps Kinder Camps l 5 - 6 years Weekly registration or daily drop-in is available. Daily dropin has limited space, with no pre-registration. Please pay at the Canmore Recreation Centre Front Desk prior to 9 a.m. on the day of camp. Fee includes Wednesday pizza lunch, so parents get a break! Please remember to still send a drink and snacks. Detailed program itineraries will be available one week prior to the camp start at www.canmore.ca

Into the Blue Join us for an amazing week of water! Each day will be spent learning about water critters, playing games, and creating arts and crafts. Your child will have the opportunity to swim at the Canmore Recreation Centre practicing their swimming skills and playing new water games. Please send your child’s swim suit and towel every day. Canmore Recreation Centre Community Hall Pre and post care available. July 9 - 13 l 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. l #8298 July 30 - August 3 l 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. l #8299 $125/week l $30/daily drop-in $35/daily drop-in with pizza lunch (Wednesdays only)

Junior Mountain Adventurers Spend time in the great outdoors exploring Canmore on nearby trails. Your child will learn about our mountain environment through games, crafts, walks, and story-telling. Participants will also enjoy swimming and gymnastics at the Canmore Recreation Centre. Canmore Recreation Centre Community Hall Pre and post care available. July 16 - 29 l 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. l #8302 August 20 - 24 l 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. l #8303 $125/week l $30/daily drop-in $35/daily drop-in with pizza lunch (Wednesdays only)

Sportacular Do you have energy to burn? This action-packed week will focus on a variety of sports, while promoting cooperation, teamwork, and fun! Previous and potential activities may include soccer, baseball, basketball and much more. Participants will also enjoy swimming and gymnastics at the Canmore Recreation Centre. Canmore Recreation Centre Community Hall Pre and post care available. July 3 - 6* l 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. l #8304 August 13 - 17 l 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. l #8305 $125/week l *$100/4-day week l $30/daily drop-in $35/daily drop-in with pizza lunch (Wednesdays only)

Artsy and Active Explore art and action in this mixer camp. Begin with arts, crafts, and cooking followed by outdoor games, sports and swimming. Each day will be packed full of fun, enjoying the best that both worlds have to offer. Canmore Recreation Centre Community Hall Pre and post care available. July 23 - 27 l 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. l #8300 August 7 - 10* l 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. l #8301 $125/week l *$100/4-day week l $30/daily drop-in $35/daily drop-in with pizza lunch (Wednesdays only)

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Take the plunge with this water camp! Daily activities will include games, pond studies, crafts, experiments and more. Your child will swim at the Canmore Recreation Centre each day practicing their swimming skills and having fun. Please send your child’s swim suit and towel every day. Canmore Recreation Centre Community Hall Pre and post care available. 7 - 8 years #8306 #8308

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$155/week $40/daily drop-in l $50/daily drop-in (Thursday field trip) $45/daily drop-in with pizza lunch (Wednesdays only)

All Stars This camp will help you to improve your sporting skills with a wild variety of traditional sports, along with some fun, new, wacky activities! Develop your skills and participate in an environment that is all about fun. Participants will also enjoy some down time learning about nutrition and the value of playing sport in the pursuit of health and wellness. Activities may include: frisbee games, golf, gymnastics, and swimming. Canmore Recreation Centre Community Hall Pre and post care available. 7 - 8 years #8310 #8312

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Wacky Experiments Stir, mix, melt and blend during this explosive week of hands on activities! Through science experiments, cooking and art, participants will be invited to explore a world of possibilities. The only limit is your imagination! Canmore Recreation Centre Community Hall Pre and post care available. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. July 23 - 27

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9 a.m. - 5 p.m. July 3 - 6*

$45/daily drop-in with pizza lunch (Wednesdays only)

Weekly registration or daily drop-in is available. Daily dropin has limited space, with no pre-registration. Please pay at the Canmore Recreation Centre Front Desk prior to 9 a.m. on the day of camp. Fee includes Wednesday pizza lunch, so parents get a break! Please remember to still send a drink and snacks. Detailed program itineraries will be available one week prior to the camp start at www.canmore.ca

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. July 16 - 20 August 13 - 17

This camp is designed to teach participants about spending time in the great outdoors exploring trails and nature. Daily activities will be based around sustainability and caring for the environment. Participants will also enjoy crafts, hiking, and swimming at the Canmore Recreation Centre. Canmore Recreation Centre Community Hall Pre and post care available.

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Big Fun l 7 - 11 years

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. July 9 - 13 July 30 - August 3

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$155/week $40/daily drop-in l $50/daily drop-in (Thursday field trip) $45/daily drop-in with pizza lunch (Wednesdays only)

Creative Outlet Plug into your creative outlet through a variety of activities including arts and crafts, cooking, experiments, music, drama, theater, dress up and role playing. In addition, there will also be swimming and gymnastics. Canmore Recreation Centre Community Hall Pre and post care available. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. August 7 - 10

7 - 8 years #8318

9 - 11 years #8319

$155/week $40/daily drop-in l $50/daily drop-in (Thursday field trip) $45/daily drop-in with pizza lunch (Wednesdays only)

Me to We This camp is designed to engage kids with their community. Participants will be given the opportunity to learn about, and volunteer for, a variety of community projects. In addition to “paying it forward”, there will also be games, crafts, swimming, and gymnastics. Canmore Recreation Centre Community Hall Pre and post care available. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. August 20 - 24

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Big Fun Day Camp Programs

Ropes Course l 12 - 14 years By taking part in this exciting ropes course with the Pacific Centre for Leadership based out of Nakoda Lodge you will challenge yourself on a series of obstacles approximately 30 feet off the ground. Participants can choose what elements they wish to do under the supervision of staff technicians. Challenges include a zip line, Burma bridge, the beam and much more!

Summer Day Camps Youth Programs l 12+ years Outdoor Paintball l 12-14 years Come play at this recreational paintball field near Bragg Creek with 80 acres divided into 14 different playing fields including the rock, the ravine, the town, the fortress! Your day includes admission, all equipment, play time and an “all you can eat” hot dog BBQ. Fee also includes supervision, instruction and transportation. We need a minimum of you and 9 of your friends to make this happen. Start spreading the word and register today! Meet at Canmore Recreation Centre July 6 l 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l $65 l #8322 August 22 l 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l $65 l #8323

We need a minimum of you and 7 of your friends to make this happen. Start spreading the word and register today! Meet at Canmore Recreation Centre July 4 l 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. l $85 l #8330

Go Youth Bow Valley l 12 - 14 years Go BIG this summer and get out with other youth who live in the valley! Mountain biking, swimming, paintballing and ending with a surprise trip, this action packed week will be the ultimate quality time with your friends. Registration fee includes admissions, instruction, transportation and leadership by experienced staff. Registration is open to youth who reside in the Bow Valley. We need a minimum of you and 9 of your friends to make this happen. Start spreading the word and register today! Meet at Canmore Recreation Centre July 23 - 27 l 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l $210 l #8329

Go Karting, Laser Tag & Mini Golf l 12 - 14 years Start your engines. Your day includes unlimited use of go karts, mini golf, laser tag, and a pizza lunch. Fee also includes supervision, instruction, and transportation. Driver of a rookie kart must be at least 52” tall. We need a minimum of you and 9 of your friends to make this happen. Start spreading the word and register today!

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Whitewater Fun l 12 - 14 years Head out for an exciting whitewater adventure on the scenic Kananaskis River! This river tour is rated as Grade 2 to 3 and is an excellent experience for those looking for an introduction to whitewater rafting. We need a minimum of you and 7 of your friends to make this happen. Start spreading the word and register today! Meet at Canmore Recreation Centre August 8 l 1 - 5 p.m. l $80 l #8331

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Big Fun Day Camp Programs Beginner Mountain Biking Camp l 8 - 15 years

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Our skateboard camps provide a safe environment that encourages friendship, laughter, personal growth, and of course skateboarding! Lesson components will include foot positioning and balance, pushing, stopping, turning, beginner ramp riding, and board control. More experienced skaters will learn 180 ollies, flat bar rail slides, grinds, and flip tricks. Skateboarding etiquette, safety, and equipment maintenance will also be covered. Each day will include 1.5 hours of lessons, followed by a swim at the Canmore Recreation Centre pool. Participants must provide their own skateboard and helmet. Wrist guards, knee and elbow pads are highly recommended. Please bring a water bottle, snack, and your swim gear. Canmore Skateboard Park 6 - 9 years July 16, 18, 20 l 1 - 4 p.m. l $45 l #8290 August 13, 15, 17 l 1 - 4 p.m. l $45 l #8360 10 - 12 years July 23, 25, 27 l 1 - 4 p.m. l $45 l #8291

Join the qualified mountain biking instructors at Trail Sports for one of our most popular camps. This program will help kids improve their shifting, steering, braking, balance control and fitness. Become a confident off-road rider as you practice your newly acquired skills on the trails at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Participants must bring their own mountain bike, helmet, water bottle and nutritious snack. Canmore Nordic Centre Instructor / Participant Ratio 1:8 July 3 - 6 l 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. l $88/4-day week l #8258 July 30 - August 3 l 1 - 4 p.m. l $110 l #8259

Girls Mountain Biking Camp l 8 - 15 years Join the qualified female mountain biking instructors at Trail Sports for a camp designed specifically for girls. Participants will improve their confidence riding on unpaved surfaces and put their newfound skills to use riding the Canmore Nordic Centre’s trails. Participants must bring their own mountain bike (in good condition), helmet, water bottle and nutritious snack. Canmore Nordic Centre Instructor / Participant Ratio 1:8 July 16 - 20 l 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. l $110 l #8260

Intermediate Mountain Biking Camp l 8 - 15 years Cyclists who are confident on unpaved surfaces can develop their single track skills by joining Trail Sports’ qualified instructors for a series of lessons and rides on the Canmore Nordic Centre’s single track trails. Participants must bring their own mountain bike (in good condition), helmet, water bottle and nutritious snack.

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Canmore Nordic Centre Instructor / Participant Ratio 1:8 July 9 - 13 l 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. l $110 l #8261

Advanced Mountain Biking Camp l 10 - 15 years Trail Sport’s qualified instructors will guide experienced single track riders in the development of skills at the Canmore Nordic Centre’s and nearby trails. Ride more advanced trails such as “Riders of the Rohan,” Highline, Reclaimer and at the Nordic Centre. One session will be spent at the Nordic Centre terrain park working on jumps and balance. Participants must bring their own mountain bike (in good condition), helmet, water bottle and nutritious snack.

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Canmore Nordic Centre Instructor / Participant Ratio 1:8 July 23 - 27 l 1 - 4 p.m. l $110 l #8262


Big Fun Day Camp Programs Pioneers in the Park l 6 - 10 years

Specialty Camps Orienteering Camp l 9 - 14 years Enjoy the thrill of a treasure hunt while learning to use a map and compass to find your way. Orienteering is a sport for all ages, which combines map reading skills, route selection and fitness. Combining indoor and outdoor sessions, this camp will introduce participants to topographic maps and how to use a compass. Each day a short orienteering will be completed while accompanied by the instructor. Lead by a certified orienteering coach. Canmore Nordic Centre Instructor / Participant Ratio 1:8 July 30 - August 3 l 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. l $110 l #8263

Disc Golf Camp l 9 - 14 years Join Trail Sports experienced disc golfers for a week of disc golf. Learn the basics of different throw and disc selection. 4 days will be spent on the Nordic Centre course and one will be at the Stewart Creek course. Canmore Nordic Centre Instructor / Participant Ratio 1:8 August 13 - 17 l 1 - 4 p.m. l $110 l #8264

Stones ‘N’ Bones l 9 - 11 years Learn the skills of a junior geologist. Spend a week exploring and learning about how local mountains were formed and all the information that can be found within the rocks. There will be experiments, games, plenty of outdoor excursions and a field trip to the Telus World of Science in Calgary. Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre 902B - 7th Avenue, Civic Centre. Instructor / Participant Ratio 1:6 July 23 - 27 l 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. l $140 l #8271

Diggin’ Rocks l 6 - 8 years Ideal for young rock and fossil fans! In this half day science camp, children will be given a basic introduction to rocks and fossils through fun activities and experiments. With these newly acquired skills they will be able to identify some of the geological features of the Canmore area. Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre 902B - 7th Avenue, Civic Centre. Instructor / Participant Ratio 1:6

Learn the skills of the early settlers in Canmore. Back when Canmore started out as a coal mining town people lived a much different life than we live today. Come join us at the North West Mounted Police Barracks and enjoy an afternoon of making pioneer crafts, homemade ice cream and play plenty of fun games. North West Mounted Police Barracks, 609 Main Street Instructor / Participant Ratio 1:6 July 19 l 1 - 4 p.m. l $35 l #8277 August 8 l 1 - 4 p.m. l $35 l #8278

ArtVENTURE l 6 - 10 years Discover your artistic side in this colorful camp that challenges your imagination and creative side, while getting silly and having lots of fun! Your projects will use paint, clay, collage and other mediums to help you create masterpieces to take home. We will also explore local trails, create body sculptures and discover art movement. There will be an art show for parents at the end of the week. Scout Hall, 914 Main Street Instructor: Jola Muran Instructor / Participant Ratio: 1:12 July 23 - 27 l 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. l $170 l #8288 August 20 - 24 l 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. l $170 l #8289

Yoga for Girlz l 8 - 12 years Tracey Delfs will bring her skills as a yoga instructor and a life coach to this camp designed specifically for girls. The focus of this fun-filled week will be on building self-confidence, a positive body image and a stronger connection with self, others and nature. Each day will consist of yoga, meditation, a nature walk, life coaching and group discussion. Miner’s Union Hall, 738 - 7th Street Instructor: Tracey Delfs Instructor/Participant Ratio: 1:12 July 23 - 26 (4 days) l 1 - 4:30 p.m. l $95 l #8286 August 13 - 16 (4 days) l 1 - 4:30 p.m. l $95 l #8287

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July 5 l 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. l $35 l #8274 July 18 l 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. l $35 l #8275 August 9 l 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. l $35 l #8359

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What does a KidSport grant cover? KidSportTM Bow Valley provides financial support up to $500 per child per calendar year (January to December) towards sport registration fees. If the child needs equipment we will make a referral to our partner agency, The Brick Sport Central.

Canmore After School Directory The Canmore After School Directory is available on-line at www.canmore.ca/recreation. The goal of this directory is to provide a listing of activities available for children and youth during the critical hours of 3 - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday, and/or early dismissal Fridays.

KidSportTM So ALL Kids Can Play!

We believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSportTM provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. How does KidSportTM help? KidSportTM provides grants to children from families facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs. KidSportTM supports programs that provide the child with a sustained sport experience led by qualified instructors. Who is eligible to receive a KidSportTM grant? Families that are on a low income, unemployed, on AISH, or currently receiving income support through provincial government are all considered eligible. KidSportTM considers social and economic barriers facing the child’s family when determining eligibility. Grants are for children under the age of 18 years.

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What are the funding arrangements? KidSportTM issues funds directly to the sport organization or community association on behalf of the child. When is the deadline to apply? It is best to submit your application to KidSportTM as soon as you register your child in the sport program. Programs that are complete are not eligible for funding. How to apply to KidSport: 1. Contact KidSportTM Bow Valley or KidSportTM Alberta to get an application form. Application forms are also available at www.kidsport.ab.ca or www.canmore.ca/recreation 2. Find a sport program your child would like to join and register him / her. 3. Complete the KidSportTM Bow Valley application form to request a grant towards registration fees. 4. Mail or fax the completed application to KidSportTM Bow Valley. 5. Application is reviewed by KidSportTM within 30 days. Cheques for approved applications are mailed to the sport club within two weeks of the review date. To check the status of your application, contact KidSportTM Bow Valley at 1.877.636.5328. *KidSport TM Bow Valley serves children and youth who both reside and are participating in a sport program in one of the following communities: Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, MD of Bighorn and Morley. *Note: if you are a resident of the Bow Valley participating in a sport program in another community, please apply to KidSportTM Alberta. KidSportTM Bow Valley - Contact Us: Box 40007, Canmore, Alberta T1W 3H9 Phone: 1.877.636.5328 Fax: 403.451.1738 Email: kidsportbv@gmail.com


Spring Recreation Community Classes [ Registration begins on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7:00 a.m. See page 62 for registration information.

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Outdoor Pursuits Travel Safely in Bear Country

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Do you worry about an unexpected bear encounter while hiking or camping in the backcountry? What is being done in the Bow Valley in an effort to reduce encounters between bears and people? Learn more about bear behavior, preferred habitat, the signs they leave and how and why they react to humans the way they do. The more you know, the better equipped you’ll be to avoid a bear encounter. Be bear smart!

Been running for some time now and looking to branch out? Thinking of running your first race or a faster paced race? Pick up some handy training tips on developing speed, strength and increasing distance to build on your existing level of running. You should be running comfortably 30 - 40 minutes to participate.

Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Jay Honeyman, Karelian Bear Shepherding Institute June 4 1 Class l Monday l 7 - 9 p.m. l $12.00 + GST l #8096

Basic Road & Mountain Bike Repair In this bike repair workshop you will learn to check for wear and tear, perform preventative maintenance, adjust brakes, change a flat tire, fix broken/twisted chains, repair your derailleur, set up your suspension and much more. Participants are asked to bring their own bike and tools. A list of tools required (not included in the class fee) will be provided at registration. Life Works Gym, 1412 Railway Avenue Instructor: Noel Edwards Note: Canmore Community Cruisers is offering subsidies to residents of the Bow Valley interested in taking this course. Please call or e-mail to apply 2 weeks before course start date at 403.609.6695 or via e-mail canmorecommunitycruisers@gmail.com. May 12 1 Class l Saturday l 1 - 4 p.m. l $45.00 + GST l #8183 June 16 1 Class l Saturday l 1 - 4 p.m. l $45.00 + GST l #8184

First class meets at the Canmore Recreation Centre Foyer Instructor: Deb Sellers April 17 - June 19 10 Classes l Tuesdays l 6 - 7 p.m. l $45.00 + GST l #8013

River Canoeing

This introductory level canoe course is designed for those with lake canoeing experience who wish to enhance their skills for moving water and develop an understanding of canoe tripping basics. The course will consist of two evening lectures and four full days of paddling. Half a day will be spent practicing on a lake and three and a half days on local rivers in class I to II+ water. Emphasis will be on safety in river travel in a variety of real life tripping scenarios. Participants should expect to get wet and should be comfortable in moving water. Participants are responsible for providing their own equipment. Equipment list for two participants is: tandem tripping canoe, 3 paddles, 2 Transport Canada approved life jackets with whistle, 1 throw bag, 1 bailer, wet suit, helmet, small first aid kit, individual clothing and food. Lectures at Canmore Recreation Centre Instructors: Jim Olver and Mike Baudais May 31 - June 7 2 classroom sessions l Thursdays l 7 - 9 p.m. June 2, 3 & June 9,10 2 weekends on local rivers l Sat. & Sun. l 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. $140.00 + GST l #8040

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Fitness & Wellness Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Yoga for Girls l 8 - 12 years

This playful and dynamic vinyasa flow style class invites participants of all levels. You will learn to pay attention to your own body and individual needs as you flow through various postures and sequences. Every class will seek to develop aspects of mindfulness as we improve strength, flexibility, and balance within the body. Drop-ins are welcome once minimum numbers are met for $12 a class. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Lindsey Williams

This is an interactive class that focuses on making yoga fun for girls. In a fun atmosphere we are working towards increasing self-esteem and a healthy body image. There are no drop-ins for this course so please register early!

April 16 - June 18 (No class May 21) 9 Classes l Mondays l 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. $77.00 + GST l #8024

Morning Flow Yoga Start your mornings off right with this vitalizing style of yoga. The focus is on flow, flexibility, strength, balance, mindfulness and building a sense of community. The focus is to have fun and the time is NOW! Investing in your health is the best investment you can make. Drop-ins are welcome once minimum numbers are met for $12 per class. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Tracey Delfs and subs Care for children ages 6 months to 6 years is available. April 10 - June 12 10 Classes l Tuesdays l 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. $85.00 + GST l #8022 April 12 - June 14 10 Classes l Thursdays l 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. $85.00 + GST l #8023

Evening Flow Yoga All levels are invited to join in this dynamic style of yoga class – from the rank beginner to the yogi that has been practicing for years. Modifications will be shown for the various levels of experience. The focus is to have fun and enjoy your yoga experience, not taking yourself so seriously. There is always a focus on flow, flexibility, strength, balance and mindfulness. Drop-ins are welcome once minimum numbers are met for $12 a class. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Tracey Delfs and subs April 11 - June 13 10 Classes l Wednesdays l 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. $85.00 + GST l #8025

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Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Tracey Delfs April 11 - June 13 10 Classes l Mondays l 4:20 - 5:20 p.m. $98.00 l #8167

Commit to your fitness goals. Sign up for the whole class! Intro to Stott Pilates For those who are new to Pilates. Learn the basics of a Pilates mat workout, including how to move with your breath, engage your core and move safely through your workout. Modifications for all levels/conditions are provided. Limited drop-ins are welcome once minimum numbers are met for $10 per class. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Melissa Semenek (STOTT Pilates Certified) and subs Care for children ages 6 months to 6 years is available on Friday mornings. April 12 - June 14 10 Classes l Thursdays l 7 - 8 p.m. $74.00 + GST l #8021 April 27 - June 15 8 Classes l Fridays l 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. $60.00 + GST l #8020

STOTT Pilates l Beginners

This mat-based workout is designed for people new to pilates. By focusing and building on the five basic principles of STOTT Pilates, participants will learn how to move with their breath and improve core stability. Drop-ins are welcome once minimum numbers are met for $10 a class. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Michelle McLaren (B.Kin, RMT, STOTT Pilates Certified) Care for children ages 6 months to 6 years is available. April 10 - June 12 10 Classes l Tuesdays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. $72.00 + GST l #8018


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Recreation Department STOTT Pilates l Level 2 This class is designed for people who have previous experience with pilates. By using mats and props, this class will include exercises that go beyond basic pilates matwork and the faster pace will be sure to leave your core stability challenged and improve your mind-body connection. There are no drop-ins for this course so please register early! Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Michelle McLaren (B.Kin, RMT, STOTT Pilates Certified) Care for children ages 6 months to 6 years is available. April 12 - June 14 10 Classes l Thursdays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. $72.00 + GST l #8019

Adult Co-Ed Drop-In Recreation Programs All Drop-In Recreation Programs are designed for adults 18+ and operate on a first come, first serve basis.

Spring 2012 Indoor Programs run until May 11, 2012 Drop-in fee: $6

Co-Ed Volleyball NEW! Stroller Running This class provides a great opportunity for Moms and/or Dads with babies 0 - 3 years to get out and enjoy meeting fellow parents and get fit at the same time! We will head out on the trails for some running and finish off with some core strengthening and a stretching session. The group will meet outside the recreation centre main doors with strollers and babies ready to go for some fun outdoor fitness. If the weather isn’t cooperating, the class will be held indoors. Limited drop-ins are welcome once minimum numbers are met for $10 per class. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Lindsey Williams April 11 - June 13 10 Classes l Wednesdays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. $72.00 + GST l #8030

NEW! Bosu-Happy Grab your bosu ball and get ready to play. This class is designed to connect strength, cardio, balance and flexibility for optimal performance. Let me surprise you with sequences and patterns that challenge you and are incredibly fun. Walk away feeling stronger and inspired. If you are a beginner or an intermediate on the bosu ball then this class is for you. There are no drop-ins for this course so please register early! Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Silke Neumann, AFLCA certified

Mondays: 8 - 10 p.m. l Fridays: 7 - 9 p.m. Lawrence Grassi School (No play February 20)

Co-Ed Soccer Mondays: 6 - 8 p.m. l Lawrence Grassi School (No play February 20)

Co-Ed Badminton Thursdays: 8 - 10 p.m. l Lawrence Grassi School

Summer 2012 Outdoor Programs start July 4, 2012 Drop-in fee: $4

Co-Ed Soccer July 4 - August 29 l Wednesdays & Sundays: 7 - 9 p.m. September 5 - 26 l Wednesdays: 6 - 8 p.m. NEW TIME! Millennium Field

Co-Ed Ultimate July 4 - August 29 l Wednesdays: 7 - 9 p.m. September 5 - 26 l Wednesdays: 6 - 8 p.m. NEW TIME! Centennial Park

April 12 - June 14 (No classes May 3, 10) 8 Classes l Thursdays l 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $60.00 + GST l #8029

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General Interest

Step Aerobics

Daal for Dinner

Come join this fun-filled and upbeat step aerobics class! The main focus for this class is the aerobics aspect of the workout which is about 45 minutes. We will then proceed into muscle resistance exercises that will keep you strong and balanced. We finish this class off with an abdominal workout and a stretch. If you are new to stepping, please arrive 15 minutes early for an orientation. Drop-ins are welcome once minimum numbers are met for $12 per class.

Enter the world of lentils, learn about the different varieties and the spices they work really well with. You will then make three different Indian inspired Daals with a twist. Gluten free, dairy free and vegan, these will be great healthy meals to add to your recipe collection! Don’t forget your containers to go!

Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Silke Neumann, AFLCA certified April 10 - June 12 (No classes May 1, 8) 8 Classes l Tuesdays l 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. $70.00 + GST l #8028

BODYBALANCE™ BODYBALANCE™ is the Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves and poses to music create a holistic workout that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance. There are no drop-ins for this course so please register early! Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Pete Cooper Care for children ages 6 months to 6 years is available during lunch hour classes. April 11 - June 13 10 Classes l Wednesdays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. $80.00 + GST l #8026 April 16 - June 11 (No class May 21) 8 Classes l Mondays l 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. $65.00 + GST l #8027

NEW! Juggling for Beginners and Intermediates Learn to juggle 3 balls, diabolo, and/or devil sticks. Develop hand-eye coordination, relieve stress, and entertain your friends. All it takes is motivation, patience, and practice. Participants can focus on what interests them the most. There are no drop-ins for this course so please register early! Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Peter Nichol and Michelle Preston Note: The equipment (approximately $90 for all 3 items or $30 for balls only) is not included in the class fee and can be purchased from the instructors. April 24 - June 12 (No class May 15) 7 Classes l Tuesdays l 7 - 9 p.m. $42.00 + GST l #8041

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Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Trusha Patel June 9 1 Class l Saturday l 1 - 4 p.m. $57.00 + GST l #8042

Avoid disappointment. Register for the course at least one week prior to start date. Curry Sauces Made Easy Explore or expand your taste for curry with delicious curry sauces! With a focus on pairing spices with ingredients, you will cook three Indian inspired curry sauces to enjoy in a number of different ways. Recipes may contain dairy or nuts. Be prepared to ignite all of your senses and don’t forget your apron and containers to go! Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Trusha Patel June 2 1 Class l Saturday l 1 - 4 p.m. $62.00 + GST l #8043

Monet for a Day l Acrylic Painting Workshop Come and enjoy the experience of acrylic painting. This course is ideal for people exploring painting for the first time as well as those wanting to improve their skills. You will be surprised how much you will learn and accomplish in just one day. Each participant will receive individual attention and will be introduced to various painting techniques and tips. The atmosphere in the class is relaxed with an emphasis on learning through enjoyment which makes painting fun and progress rapid. Upon completion of the course you will take home a finished painting you will be proud to display! Canmore Collegiate High School Art Room Instructor: Alexander Ivanov Note: Program supplies are included in the course fee. April 21 1 Class l Saturday l 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $75.00 + GST l #8033


Dance African Dance

Modern Hoop Dance

It’s an alternative way to get a great workout & have fun! In this dance class you’ll learn traditional dances and rhythms from Guinea West Africa to modern afro-beats. No dance experience is necessary, just a desire to move! Please come dressed in comfortable yoga style clothing. Traditionally, West African is done in bare feet but indoor running shoes are also appropriate. There are no drop-ins for this course so please register early!

This ain’t your ordinary hula hooping! Larger and heavier adult sized hoops means that EVERYONE can learn the fun and exciting art of modern hooping, you’ll learn to dance and move with your hoop in ways you never thought possible, amaze yourself and discover your own creative dance, while working up a sweat and toning muscle. There are no drop-ins for this course so please register early!

Miner’s Union Hall Instructor: Renee Krysko May 1 - June 5 6 Classes l Tuesdays l 6:30 - 8 p.m. $85.00 + GST l #8017

Zumba!® Zumba ® is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class combining fast and slow rhythms with cardio and muscle-toning benefits. Dance to Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Hip Hop and more. Dancers and non-dancers alike immediately and easily master a Zumba® class. It’s fun! Let loose, rock out, have a blast and burn calories. Zumba ® is “Exercise in Disguise.” Limited drop-ins are welcome once minimum numbers are met for $10 per class. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Maria Guilhon, Zumba ZIN Member & Instructor

Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Babz Robinson Note: A professional custom adult hoop ($45) is included in the class fee. April 18 - June 6 8 Classes l Wednesdays l 7 - 8 p.m. $95.00 + GST l #8015

Please register at least one week in advance. Classes with insufficient registrants have to be cancelled.

April 11 - June 13 10 Classes l Wednesdays l 8:15 - 9:15 p.m. $100.00 + GST l #8014

NEW! Zumbatomic® for Kids l 8 - 12 years Designed exclusively for kids (ages 8 - 12), these Zumbatomic classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Parents love Zumbatomic because of the effects it has on kids, increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism and enhancing coordination. There are no drop-ins for this course so please register early! Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Maria Guilhon, Zumba ZIN Member and Zumbatomic® certified instructor April 10 - May 15 6 Classes l Tuesdays l 4 - 4:45 p.m. $60.00 l #8016

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Languages French 1

Spanish 1

Ready to learn French in a friendly and fun-filled atmosphere? Through diverse teaching methods learn basic grammar, vocabulary and phrases necessary to communicate easily in everyday situations. Looking forward to seeing you in class!

This course is designed for people who wish to learn a second or third language. Learn basic grammar, vocabulary and conversation skills for travel or further education.

Canmore Collegiate High School Instructor: Magda Zablotni April 10 - June 12 10 Classes l Tuesdays l 7 - 9 p.m. $96.00 + GST l #8034

NEW! French for Travelers Going to French-speaking countries? This course will improve your practical communication skills emphasizing language use for travel. Learn to say hello, ask for directions, order lunch, book your accommodations and count your change! This class is designed for beginner to intermediate learners of French. Canmore Collegiate High School Instructor: Magda Zablotni April 19 - May 24 6 Classes l Thursdays l 7 - 9 p.m. $58.00 + GST l #8036

Conversational French This course is designed to progress already strong speakers of French into more fluent and natural communication. Each class will include vocabulary-building and grammar, but the main focus will be on speaking and conversation. Topics for learning and discussion will vary with student interest. Canmore Collegiate High School Instructor: Magda Zablotni Care for children ages 6 months to 6 years is available. April 16 - June 11 (No class May 21) 8 Classes l Mondays l 9 - 11 a.m. $75.00 + GST l #8037

Canmore Collegiate High School Instructor: Annette Aarts, SLTC, B.A. Note: A class text will cost $20 and is available to purchase from the instructor. April 30 - June 18 8 Classes l Mondays l 6:30 - 9 p.m. $115.00 + GST l #8038

Spanish for Travellers If you are travelling to Spanish speaking country you will enjoy your visit much more if you are able to speak a little of the language. Say hello, ask for directions, order lunch, book your accommodations and count your change! The focus of this course is on developing speaking and listening skills but reading and writing practice is also covered. Canmore Collegiate High School Instructor: Annette Aarts, SLTC, B.A. May 2 - May 23 4 Classes l Wednesdays l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $48.00 + GST l #8039

Refining Your Life Stories We are all in the tumbler of life, like rocks at the bottom of the river, being bumped around by desires, conflicts and challenges. Writing prompts, playful exercises and meditations will provide inspiration to record our inner whispers, thoughts, feelings, and insights. This process brings validation to our unique stories and memories. No previous writing experience is necessary. Canmore Collegiate High School Instructor: Wilma G. Rubens April 12 - May 3 4 Classes l Thursdays l 7 - 9 p.m. $56.00 + GST l #8358

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First Aid First aid course materials are included in the course fee.

CPR Certification Level C

Standard First Aid/CPR Level C

This course covers skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking in adults, children, and infants; intended for families, parents, general public, and child care professional. After successful completion of this course, you will receive a Red Cross Card valid for 3 years.

Increase your knowledge of first aid and CPR. This course complies with Occupational Health and Safety Standards. You will learn how to deal with respiratory and circulatory emergencies, broken bones, and head/spinal injuries. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a Red Cross Certificate valid for 3 years. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: MGK Safety Solutions April 28 - 29 2 Classes l Saturday and Sunday l 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $114.00 + GST l #8176 May 16 - 17 2 Classes l Wednesday and Thursday l 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $114.00 + GST l #8178 June 16 - 17 2 Classes l Saturday and Sunday l 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $114.00 + GST l #8177

Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: MGK Safety Solutions May 6 1 Class l Sunday l 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. l $46.00 + GST l #8179

CPR HCP (Health Care Provider) This course covers all CPR Level C course material plus 2-person infant CPR and use of a Bag-Valve-Mask; intended for healthcare providers (physicians, nurses, paramedics and Allied Healthcare Providers - RT, OT, PT). Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: MGK Safety Solutions May 6 1 Class l Sunday l 2 - 6 p.m. l $46.00 + GST l #8180

Standard First Aid (Re-Certification CPR Level C) This course is intended for those who have a current Standard First Aid - Level Certificate and includes a review of essential skills with a focus on theoretical and practical skills testing. Previous course must have been complete Standard First Aid Level C CPR. You must bring your valid first aid card to the first class. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: MGK Safety Solutions May 12 1 Class l Saturday l 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $68.00 + GST l #8181

Emergency First Aid/CPR Level C This 1 day course will focus on how to provide first aid and safe environments for infants and children. We will cover the skills needed to recognize and respond to respiratory and circulatory emergencies, choking, and ways to avoid diseases from spreading. After successful completion of this course, you will receive a Red Cross Card certification valid for 3 years in Emergency First Aid, CPR Level C. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: MGK Safety Solutions May 5 1 Class l Saturday l 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $75.00 + GST l #8182

Don’t Let a Good Class Die Good classes sometimes die before they’ve begun because well-intentioned (and busy) people delay enrolling. Please register at least one week in advance. Classes with insufficient registrants have to be cancelled.

On-Line

Go to www.canmore.ca In order to use this service you will require an account at the Canmore Recreation Centre with an e-mail address. Please stop by the Canmore Recreation Centre front desk or send an e-mail to recreation@canmore.ca to find out how you can start using on-line services today!

In Person Canmore Recreation Centre, Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

By Phone Call 403.678.1537 leave your name, phone number and registration information.

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Aquatics Fitness Programs Morning Aqua Fitness Come and join in this amazing water experience! Move every muscle in your body for a total body workout. Our power combo moves will activate all of your muscle groups. Increase your strength and endurance. Care for children ages 6 months to 6 years is available. This is a pre-registered program. Drop-ins welcome. Drop-in $8.00 Adult l $6.00 Senior

Spring April 16 - June 25 (No Class May 21) 10 Mondays l 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. $72.00 + GST Adult l $54.50 + GST Senior l #8168 April 11 - June 27 12 Wednesdays l 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. $86.00 + GST Adult l $65.00 + GST Senior l #8169 April 13 - June 29 12 Fridays l 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. $86.00 + GST Adult l $65.00 + GST Senior l #8170

Register for two or more sessions and receive a 10% discount.

Summer July 10 - August 23 l Drop-in only Tuesdays and Thursdays l 8 - 9 a.m. Drop-in $8.00 Adult l $6.00 Senior

Power Plunge Do you want to burn fat, increase strength and core stability while improving your cardiovascular endurance? This class is recommended for those who want to work hard and talk later. It is appropriate for all levels. Drop-in $8.00 Adult l $6.00 Senior

Spring April 12 - June 28 12 Thursdays l 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $86.00 + GST Adult l $65.00 + GST Senior l #8367

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Gentle Water Fitness This class is a gentle yet active exercise program for adults. The classes promote wellness through physical activity in the water, which consists of working the cardiovascular system, as well as muscle strengthening, balance and stretching exercises. All participants are encouraged to move at their own pace. Drop-in $8.00 Adult l $6.00 Senior April 12 - June 14 10 Thursdays l 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. $72.00 + GST Adult l $54.50 + GST Senior l #8371

Adult Fitness Swim Taken swim lessons but not quite ready for Masters? Looking for a quality workout? Pick up some stroke tips; add strength and endurance and distance to your workout. Relax in the Jacuzzi and Steam Room afterwards. Drop-ins are welcome once minimum numbers are met. Drop-in $8.00 Adult 10 Tuesdays April 10 - May 1 l 7 - 8 p.m. May 8 - June 12 l 8 - 9 p.m. $77.00 + GST l #8172

Triathlon Training Looking for training and strategies for triathlons? Train towards your goal and learn about pack swimming and racing techniques for open water. No drop-ins.

Spring April 16 - June 29 (No class May 21) Monday, Wednesday and Friday l 6 - 7 a.m. $242.00 + GST l #8175

Summer July 9 - August 24 (No class August 6) Monday, Wednesday and Friday l 6 - 7 a.m. $152.00 + GST l #8257


Aquatics Masters Swim Love to swim lengths and looking to add some variety to your swim routines? Work on stroke technique, drills and overall conditioning with a group of keen swimmers! Drop-in $8.00

Spring April 10 - June 26 12 Tuesdays l 6 - 7 a.m. l $92.00 + GST l #8173 April 12 - June 28 12 Thursdays l 6 - 7 a.m. l $92.00 + GST l #8174

Summer July 2 - August 27 (No Class August 6) 8 Mondays l 9 - 10 p.m. l $62.00 + GST l #8368 July 4 - August 29 9 Wednesdays l 9 - 10 p.m. l $69.50 + GST l #8369

Register for two sessions and receive 10% discount

Professional Development National Lifeguard Service Pre-Cert/Re-Cert This is a re-certification to a previously held NLS award. May 9 l Re-Cert l Wednesday l 5 - 9 p.m. $50.00 + GST l #8363 June 15 l Pre-Cert l Friday l 5 - 9 p.m. June 17 l Re-Cert l Sunday l 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. $87.00 + GST l #8364

Aquatic Emergency Care This is a re-certification to a previously held AEC award. May 6 l Sunday l 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. $67.00 + GST l #8361

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Automatic External Defibrillation This is a re-certification to a previously held CPR/AED award. April 15 l Sunday l 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. $50.00 + GST l #8362

Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Service Award The NLS award builds on the fundamental skills, knowledge and values taught in the previous lifesaving awards to develop practical skills and knowledge required by lifeguards. This award is recognized throughout Canada as the standard measurement of lifeguard performance. NLS education is designed to develop a sound understanding of lifeguard principles, good judgement and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of a lifeguard. Pre-requisite; Bronze Cross, CPR and AEC or Standard First Aid. April 20, 21, 22 Friday l 5 - 9 p.m. l Saturday & Sunday l 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. April 27, 28, 29 Friday l 1 - 5 p.m. l Saturday & Sunday l 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. $277.00 + GST l #7773

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Aquatics

Preschool and Youth Swim Lessons Free Assessment for Lesson Placement We are happy to provide a free, informal water evaluation of your child to help determine which swim level to register them. Please contact the Aquatics Office at 403.678.0808, ext. 327 to arrange a time.

Private Swim Instruction This is a personalized program for swimmers who want to improve their confidence, swimming skills and technique. Call the Aquatics Office at 403.678.0808, ext. 327 to book. Fee: $25 per ½ hour or $100 for 5 lessons.

Red Cross Swim Preschool Parent and Tot Starfish and Duck are parented programs for children under three years of age.

Starfish l 6 months to 18 months • Orientation

to water for babies and their parent/caregiver. enter this level, babies must be able to hold their head up. • The goals are to help babies experience buoyancy and movement through songs and play in the water and to teach the parent/caregiver age-specific water safety. • This level is participation-based only, without formal evaluation. • To

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Duck l 19 months to 3 years • Orientation

to water for toddlers and their parent/ caregiver. • Age is the only condition for entering this level. • Swimmers learn how to use floating objects for support and explore different water movements through games, songs and active water play. The parent/caregiver also learns age-specific water safety. • This level is participation-based only, without formal evaluation.


Aquatics Sunfish

For Children 3 - 5 years old Un-parented Sea Turtle Orientation to water for toddlers. • Age is the only condition for entering this level. • Swimmers learn, through fun games and songs, how to combine skills, how to kick with a buoyant object and how to perform basic floats, glides and kicks. • Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Sea Otter once all criteria have been successfully completed.

• Swimmers enter this level when they have successfully completed Salamander. • Using games and activities, swimmers learn to swim 5 metres, increase their distance using buoyant objects, increase their front and back glide with kick, and develop their roll-over glide, side glide and front swim. Safety skills include deep-water skills and use of a Personal Flotation Device (PFD). • Safety skills development such as water orientation, safe entries and exits and always asking for permission before going near the water. • Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Crocodile once all criteria have been successfully completed.

Crocodile Sea Otter • Swimmers enter this level when they have successfully completed Sea Turtle. • Using games and activities, swimmers learn to open their eyes under water, further develop basic floats and glides, and swim 1 metre. They also learn age-appropriate water safety skills. • Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Salamander once all criteria have been successfully completed.

• Swimmers enter this level when they have successfully completed Sunfish. • Through games and other fun activities, swimmers learn to swim 5 metres on their front and back, perform a dolphin kick and begin using rhythmic breathing. They also progress with kicking drills and increase their swimming distance to 10 metres. • Safety skills include jumping into deep-water and performing surface support for 10 seconds, recognizing when a swimmer needs help and using a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) in deep water. • Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Whale once all criteria have been successfully completed.

Salamander • Swimmers enter this level when they have successfully completed Sea Otter. • Using games and activities, swimmers learn to swim 2 metres, further develop basic floats and increase their distance on front and back glide. Front swim and roll-over glide are also included, and swimmers learn appropriate water safety skills such as how to jump into chest-deep water and how to use a Personal Flotation Device (PFD). • Safety skills development includes water orientation, safe entries and exits and only swimming when an adult is present. • Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Sunfish once all criteria have been successfully completed.

Whale • Swimmers enter this level when they have successfully completed Crocodile. • Through fun activities, swimmers perform a front and back swim for 10 metres. Swimmers work on developing their flutter kick and perform a distance swim of 15 metres. • Safety skills include identifying safe swimming areas, jumping into deep water, swimming 5m, surface support for 20 seconds, a return to safety, throwing assists and sitting dives. • Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and complete the program once all criteria have been achieved. Children 6 years or older are ready for the appropriate level of Red Cross Swim Kids.

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Aquatics Spring l April 11 - May 7 4 Mondays and 4 Wednesdays l $44

Red Cross Swim Preschool Spring Schedule

Spring l May 1 - May 29 5 Tuesdays l $33 #8084 Starfish #8086 Duck

#8056 #8061 #8066 #8071 #8076 #8081

Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Crocodile Whale

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Spring l May 28 - June 20 4 Mondays and 4 Wednesdays l $44 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Spring l April 21 - June 16 (No class May 19)

#8057 #8062 #8067 #8072 #8077 #8082

Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Crocodile Whale

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

8 Saturdays l $44 #8085 #8087 #8054 #8059 #8064 #8069 #8074 #8079

Starfish Duck Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Crocodile Whale

9:35 - 10:05 a.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 10:10 - 10:40 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

Spring l April 19 - June 7 8 Thursday Evenings l $44 #8055 #8060 #8065 #8070 #8075 #8080

Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Crocodile Whale

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5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Spring l May 8 - May 31 4 Tuesdays and 4 Thursdays l $44 #8058 #8063 #8068 #8073 #8078 #8083

Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Crocodile Whale

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.


Aquatics

Red Cross Swim Preschool Summer Schedule

Summer l July 9 - 13 5 Classes Monday to Friday l $37

Summer l July 30 - August 3 5 Classes Monday to Friday l $37

#8185 #8191 #8197 #8203 #8209

#8188 #8194 #8200 #8206 #8213

Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Crocodile

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 10:05 - 10:35 a.m.

Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Whale

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 10:05 - 10:35 a.m.

Summer l July 16 - 20 5 Classes Monday to Friday l $37

Summer l August 13 - 16 5 Classes Monday to Friday l $37

#8186 #8192 #8198 #8204 #8212

#8189 #8195 #8201 #8207 #8211

Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Whale

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 10:05 - 10:35 a.m.

Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Crocodile

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 10:05 - 10:35 a.m.

Summer l July 23 - 27 5 Classes Monday to Friday l $37

Summer l August 20 - 24 5 Classes Monday to Friday l $37

#8187 #8193 #8199 #8205 #8210

#8190 #8196 #8202 #8208 #8214

Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Crocodile

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 10:05 - 10:35 a.m.

Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Whale

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 10:05 - 10:35 a.m.

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Aquatics Swim Kids 6

Red Cross Swim Kids Youth 6 - 12 years

This level refines front crawl with a focus on hand entry and breathing (25m), back crawl with a focus on arm positions and body roll (25m), and introduces elementary backstroke (15m), safety on ice, and rescue of others with throwing assists. Swimmers demonstrate the front dive and their ability to tread water in deep water for 1½ minutes. Endurance is built through dolphin kick and a 75m swim.

In this Canadian Red Cross Learn to Swim program, participants will be challenged in three areas: Swimming, Fitness Activities and Skills / Water Safety. (Red Cross recommends all children entering into the program be 6 years old on the first day.) 10 - level program for children age 6 years and up.

Swim Kids 7

Swim Kids 1

Swim Kids 8

Swimmers receive an orientation to water and the pool area and work on floats, glides and kicking. Swimmers build their endurance by working on the 5m front swim.

Swim Kids 2 Swimmers work on propulsion skills to move through the water and to remain at the surface. Swimmers work on the front swim (5m) and learn about deep-water activities and proper use of a Personal Flotation Device (PFD). Fitness activities include the 10m flutter kick and a 10m distance swim.

This level builds skills and endurance for the front crawl (50m), back crawl (50m) and elementary back stroke (25m) and introduces whip kick on the front. Swimmers learn about airway and breathing obstructions, reach assists and stride entry. Swimming endurance is increased to a 150m swim.

This level is an introduction to breast stroke (15m) and feetfirst surface dives. Swimmers learn about the dangers of open water, hypothermia, the performance of rescue breathing on children and adults, and standing shallow dives. Swimmers participate in timed treading water activities using the eggbeater skill for 3 minutes to improve their ability to remain at the surface in the event of an unexpected fall into water. Endurance is built on a 300m swim. Front crawl and back crawl distances are increased to 75m each.

Swim Kids 9

This level provides an introduction to diving, and teaches swimmers how to make wise choices about where and when to swim. Endurance is achieved by building strength in the flutter kick and a 15m swim.

This level refines the front crawl (100m), back crawl (100m), elementary back stroke (50m) and breast stroke (25m), and encourages swimmers to combine different kicks for fitness (3 mins). They also work on head-first surface dives and learn about wise choices, peer influences and self-rescue from ice. Endurance is built through a 400m swim.

Swim Kids 4

Swim Kids 10

This level introduces the front crawl (10m) and back swim with shoulder roll (15m). Swimmers work on kneeling dives, surface support (45 seconds, deep water) and developing a greater sense of self-safety by understanding their own limits. Endurance is built through a 25m swim.

This level is a final assessment of the strokes for technique and distance (front crawl 100m, back crawl 100m, elementary back stroke 50m, breast stroke 50m and sidestroke 25m). Swimmers learn about sun safety, rescue of others from ice, and head-first and feet-first surface dives. Endurance is built using the dolphin kick (vertical) and a 500m swim.

Swim Kids 3

Swim Kids 5 This level introduces the back crawl (15m), sculling skills, whip kick on the back, stride dives and treading water. Front crawl increases to 15m. An introduction to safe boating skills is also included. Endurance is developed through a 50m swim.

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Participation in Red Cross Swim may qualify you for the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit.


Aquatics Red Cross Swim Kids Youth 6 - 12 years Spring Schedule

Red Cross Swim Kids Youth 6 - 12 years Summer Schedule

Spring l April 11 - May 2 4 Mondays and 3 Wednesdays

Summer l July 9 - 13 5 Classes Monday to Friday

#8088 #8092 #8095 #8099 #8102 #8105 #8108 #8153

#8215 #8221 #8227 #8233 #8239 #8245 #8251

Level Level Level Level Level Level Level Level

1 2 3 4 5 6 7/8 9/10

5:15 - 5:45 p.m. $38.75 4:45 - 5:15 p.m. $38.75 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. $38.75 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. $38.75 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. $40.50 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. $40.50 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. $44.00 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. $44.00

Spring l April 21 - June 16 8 Saturdays (No class May 19) #8089 #8093 #8097 #8100 #8103 #8106 #8150 #8155

Level Level Level Level Level Level Level Level

1 2 3 4 5 6 7/8 9/10

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. $44.00 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. $44.00 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $44.00 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. $44.00 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. $46.00 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. $46.00 9:35 - 10:35 a.m. $50.00 9:35 - 10:35 a.m. $50.00

Spring l April 22 - June 17 (No class May 20) 8 Sundays #8090 #8094 #8098 #8101 #8104 #8107 #8151 #8157

Level Level Level Level Level Level Level Level

1 2 3 4 5 6 7/8 9/10

4:00 - 4:30 p.m. $44.00 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. $44.00 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. $44.00 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. $44.00 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. $46.00 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. $46.00 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. $50.00 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. $50.00

Level Level Level Level Level Level Level

1 2 3 4 5 6 7/8

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $37.00 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $37.00 10:05 - 10:35 a.m. $37.00 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. $44.00 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. $44.00 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $50.00 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $50.00

Summer l July 16 - 20 5 Classes Monday to Friday #8216 #8222 #8228 #8234 #8240 #8246 #8254

Level Level Level Level Level Level Level

1 2 3 4 5 6 9/10

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $37.00 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $37.00 10:05 - 10:35 a.m. $37.00 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. $44.00 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. $44.00 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $50.00 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $50.00

Summer l July 23 - 27 5 Classes Monday to Friday #8217 #8223 #8229 #8235 #8241 #8247 #8252

Level Level Level Level Level Level Level

1 2 3 4 5 6 7/8

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $37.00 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $37.00 10:05 - 10:35 a.m. $37.00 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. $44.00 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. $44.00 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $50.00 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $50.00

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Aquatics

Spring Break Classes

Red Cross Swim Kids Youth 6 - 12 years Summer Schedule

Summer l July 30 - August 3 5 Classes Monday to Friday #8218 #8224 #8230 #8236 #8242 #8248 #8255

Level Level Level Level Level Level Level

1 2 3 4 5 6 9/10

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $37.00 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $37.00 10:05 - 10:35 a.m. $37.00 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. $44.00 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. $44.00 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $50.00 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $50.00

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Games and activities will introduce you to the art of whitewater kayaking. Wet exits, paddling strokes and an attempt at rolling will be taught. Comfort in deep water essential! Ages 10 and up, and swimming Level 6. March 26 - 30 l Monday to Friday l 10 - 11:15 a.m. $50.00 + GST l #8356

Under Water Hockey Can’t wait for hockey season to start again? Come on out and done a mask, snorkel and fins and play the game under water. Ages 8 and up and must be comfortable under water. April 2 - 5 l Monday to Thursday l 10 - 11:15 a.m. $40.00 + GST l #8357

Summer l August 13 - 17 5 Classes Monday to Friday #8219 #8225 #8231 #8237 #8243 #8249 #8253

Level Level Level Level Level Level Level

1 2 3 4 5 6 7/8

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $37.00 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $37.00 10:05 - 10:35 a.m. $37.00 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. $44.00 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. $44.00 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $50.00 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $50.00

Summer l August 20 - 24 5 Classes Monday to Friday #8220 #8226 #8232 #8238 #8244 #8250 #8256

Level Level Level Level Level Level Level

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1 2 3 4 5 6 9/10

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $37.00 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $37.00 10:05 - 10:35 a.m. $37.00 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. $44.00 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. $44.00 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $50.00 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $50.00

Kayaking For information on Kayaking, please contact the Bow Valley Kayak Club at riverscum@gmail.com

Boating Pleasure Craft Operator Federal regulations require all operators of motorized boats and personal watercraft to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator (PCO) card in accordance with the standards and guidelines established by Transport Canada. The Lifesaving Society’s Boat Operator Accredited Training (BOAT) program offers boaters an opportunity to learn about many aspects of safe boating, including: •

Navigation regulations and “rules of the road”; How to respond to emergencies; and • Knowledge about operating a pleasure craft (i.e. safety equipment, loading limits, buoys, beacons, weather, fueling procedures). •

All candidates are required to pass a Transport Canada standardized written exam to receive their Pleasure Craft Operator (PCO) card. Boaters with previous experience and knowledge can write a special “exam only” option. Study guides available for $15.00 and Exam writing for $35.00. Please call the Aquatic Department at 403.678.0808 ext. 326 for more information


Aquatics Assistant Water Safety Instructor This certification course is the pre-requisite CANADIAN RED CROSS to the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course. Candidates will be introduced to the foundation of instructional skills by focusing on the theoretical knowledge that supports learning and teaching. After completing the classroom components, candidates will have to complete 8 hours of co-teaching, as well as individual self-study assignments before they can become certified. Prerequisite: must be 15 years old.

Summer July 3 - 6 Tuesday to Friday l 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $267.00 + GST l #8351

Water Safety Instructor CANADIAN

This course prepares candidates to instruct

RED CROSS the Red Cross Swim Programs. Course

content includes stroke development and drills/corrections, evaluation criteria and how to effectively lesson plan and teach. After successfully completing the classroom component, candidates will apply their teaching skills and knowledge during 12 hours of practice teaching experience before they can become certified. Prerequisite: must have the Assistant Water Safety Instructor course.

Summer July 23 - 26 Monday to Thursday l 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $267.00 + GST l #8353

Bronze Medallion

Bronze Cross

Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn both tows and carries, and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Lifesavers learn to respond to increasingly complex situations involving conscious and unconscious victims. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Bronze Medallion is the prerequisite for the Bronze Cross award. Prerequisite: Swimming ability and 13 years old.

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures and teamwork. Lifesavers learn how to rescue a spinal-injured victim and a pulseless victim. Bronze Cross is the prerequisite award for all advanced training programs in lifesaving, lifeguarding and leadership. Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion.

Summer

Summer

July 9 - 13 Monday to Friday l 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $152.00 + GST l #8352

August 13 - 17 Monday to Friday l 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $152.00 + GST l #8354

Junior Lifeguard Club Learn lifesaving skills and techniques, develop physical fitness and learn teamwork skills to participate in a Mini Lifeguard Competition on the final day. For ages 10 and up. This club will run throughout the summer on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

Summer July 9 - August 15 (No class August 6) Mondays and Wednesdays l 2 - 3:30 p.m. $90.00 + GST l #8355

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General Community Information Pets

Share the Space – Bylaw Services

The frequent movement of wildlife through the Town is something that makes our community unique. For the safety of both wild and domestic animals, all cats, dogs and other pets must be controlled at all times. This means that dogs must be on a leash at all times, except when in the three designated off- leash areas (Elk Run Boulevard, Highway 1A, Quarry Lake). Dogs are not allowed in playgrounds or other public parks indicated by a sign. The Town of Canmore requires that all dogs belonging to full-time residents be licensed.

Parking in Canmore can be a real challenge. Bylaw Services receives several complaints annually about vehicles that don’t move. Please remember that streets are public property and the primary use is for short term parking (less than 72 hours). If you are heading out of town on a trip or have a long term guest that doesn’t require their vehicle, make sure it is parked on private property to free up the parking on the street for others.

Trail Use To protect wildlife, some portions of the more than 200 kilometers of recreational trails in and around Canmore may be off-limits to humans during certain periods of the year. At times, a specific trail or area may be closed temporarily to allow a large predator to feed or travel through. People found in closed areas are subject to provincial fines. To check for trail closures and updates, visit www.wildsmart.ca

Canmore Pathways and Trails Refer to pages 56 and 57 to view the Canmore Pathways and Trails map. Large paper copies available at the Civic Centre Reception Area (902 - 7th Ave) or online at www.canmore.ca/maps

Wildlife Sightings or Encounters Any wildlife encounters involving aggressive or threatening animals should be reported. All sightings of predators such as bears, cougars and wolves on trails or in and around the Town should be reported to Kananaskis Country dispatch 403.591.7755. In an emergency, call 911.

Help Keep Bears Wild! After a long winter’s nap the bears that live around Canmore wake up and start looking for something to eat. The best food for them is found in the wild, not in your yard. If bears find food in Town, they come looking for more. This isn’t good for bears or for Canmore residents. Please remove any birdfeed between April 1 to October 31.

Lost and Found Can’t find your bike? Have a teenager who lost an iPod or cell phone? Missing your car keys? Call 403.678.4244 if you’ve lost something. Bylaw Services may just have what you’re missing!

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Water Canmore is blessed with abundant fresh water which needs to be treated to ensure it is safe when it comes out of our taps. Water that goes down the drain is treated again before it is returned to the Bow River Watershed. We encourage all residents to use water saving devices such as low or dual flush toilets and low flow sink or shower fixtures. Please practice responsible water-saving techniques by minimizing lengthy showers and deep baths; wash only full loads of laundry; water the garden or lawn late at night or early in the morning, use a rain barrel. Rain barrels are for sale from the Town of Canmore. Contact 403.678.1580 for information.

A Canmore Walking Tour of Public Art This approximately one-hour walk provides just a small sampling of the sculptures, signs, murals, installations and functional artworks that dot the Canmore landscape. Check www.canmore.ca for complete listings, interesting facts and details or pick up a self-guided brochure at the Civic Centre front desk.

Starting a Business in Canmore Thinking of doing business in Canmore? Please email or contact the Business Registry Coordinator at 403.678.1503 or email businessregistry@canmore.ca to obtain your licence. Everyone conducting business must have a valid licence to operate in Canmore. If you have questions regarding how to set-up your business visit the Government of Canada website www.canadabusiness.ca for a step by step checklist.


General Information Frequently Asked Questions Q. I have just bought a home in Canmore. What do I need to do to set up a tax and utilities account with the Town? A. When you take possession your lawyer will register your name(s) on title with Alberta Land Titles. Based on the information received from Alberta Land Titles we update the Town of Canmore tax roll and utility (water, sewer, garbage) account (if applicable) twice a month to reflect current ownership additions and/or changes. You may also want to consider enrolling in the Town of Canmore pre-authorized payment plans for taxes and utilities. Visit www.canmore.ca/ Municipal-Services/Property-Tax/Payment-Options.html for details.

Canmore Mountain Market The Canmore Mountain Market has been a summer tradition for over twenty years. The Market is located in the heart of downtown at the Canmore Civic Centre Plaza (902 7th Avenue). The Market will run every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from June 7 to October 4, 2012 (tentative). This is a weekly summer event designed for the entire family. Rain or shine, this 17 week market showcases a variety of locally and regionally produced items. Currently the selection includes fresh fruits and vegetables, (with seasonal Alberta and B.C. options when available) elk meat, fresh poultry, baked goods and other food items. The Market also offers crafts and other locally produced items to choose from. Buskers may be on hand to entertain you to add to the atmosphere. The Mountain Market brings Canmore’s small town, neighbourhood character to the downtown area. The Market provides business opportunities for small entrepreneurs as well as drawing attention to businesses in the downtown core. The Civic Centre Plaza provides a stunning location for discovering Canmore; from breathtaking views to shopping to chance re-connections between old friends and opportunities to make new ones.

Q. Where do I go to set up gas and electricity accounts on my new property? A. The Town of Canmore does not endorse any particular provider. Albertans can choose their electricity provider and rate plan. You have the option to choose between your regulated rate provider (see chart below) and power retailers. There are different electricity products, with different rates, terms and services, and some will suit Albertans’ needs and budgets better than others. In Alberta you have choices for electricity in your home or office. Under competitive retail service, you can choose to purchase your electricity and natural gas from a variety of retailers. You and the retailer of your choice may enter into a contract for the type and length of energy service you want. Retailers may offer long-term stable rate plans, “green” energy purchase plans or bundled plans for both electricity and natural gas. The regulated distribution company for your area will then deliver your energy to you. See below for options. Q. Where can I find more information on all the gas and electricity providers in Alberta? A. Alberta’s Utilities Consumer Advocate (UCA) provides this information at www.ucahelps.gov.ab.ca/ or by calling 310.4UCA (310.4822) toll-free anywhere in Alberta.

Commodity

Regulated Provider Role

Phone Number

Web Address

Electricity

Bow Valley Power Corp. Energy Provider Epcor Energy Provider FortisAlberta Distributor

phone: 403.621.3758 toll free: 310.4300 toll free: 310.9473

www.bowvalleypower.ca www.epcor.ca www.fortisalberta.com

Natural Gas

Atco Gas Direct Energy Regulated Services

toll free: 310.5678 toll free: 1.866.420.3174

www.atcogas.ca www.directenergyregulatedservices.com

Distributor Energy Provider

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Town of Canmore Public Notices Tread Lightly

Weed Pull for Charity

Spring time comes late to the Canadian Rockies and our trails need extra time to dry out before they are ready for heavy use. Help sustain your favourite trails by letting them dry before using them. When you do, be sure to stay on the main track to avoid unsightly and unnecessary trail braiding.

The Town of Canmore offers a weed pull for charity program to non-for-profit groups as a fundraiser. Sign up to learn about invasive plants and assist with a weed pull. In return, get $300 for your group. For more information contact the Parks Department at 403.678.1590.

Earth Day

Town of Canmore Property Tax Information

Celebrated every April 22, Earth Day is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide. Environmental challenges abound as our daily actions pollute and degrade the fragile environment that humans and wildlife depend on to survive. Earth Day provides the opportunity for positive actions and results. What can you do to help the earth? Here are just a few suggestions: • Buy green power (the Town of Canmore buys 60% green power for our operations!) • Wash your clothes in cold water • Carpool or walk • Line dry your laundry • Turn off the tap • Avoid idling your car • Reduce your home heat by a degree or two • Recycle! • Take shorter showers • Lower electricity waste by installing power bars

Cosmetic Pesticides A cosmetic pesticide is defined as pesticide that is applied for the purpose of beautification or aesthetic enhancement, regardless of the environmental impact. The Town of Canmore is free of cosmetic pesticides in our operations. Pesticide applications for the purpose of Noxious Weed Control (as identified in the Provincial Weed Control Act) are the only exception. To assist the Town in being pesticide free, residents are encouraged to refrain from using pesticides and other chemicals to control nuisance weeds. Additionally, residents can educate themselves about types of noxious weeds and work to eradicate them from our community.

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Annual Tax Notices will be issued in late May. If you have not received yours by June 10, 2012, please contact the Tax Department at 403.678.1506. Payment Options include a monthly pre-authorized payment plan. If interested in the Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) contact 403.678.1506. All payments must be drawn on a Canadian Bank. Municipal taxes pay for services such as police and fire; street and park maintenance; recreation facilities and programs; planning services; and administration costs. Provincial Education: The Province determines the amount of Education tax to be collected annually. All property owners are required to pay education taxes. The Town of Canmore is mandated by the Province to collect Education tax on their behalf and these funds go directly to the Province. For more information on Provincial Education Taxes dial 310.0000 (toll free) and then dial 780.422.7125. In recognition of concerns raised by senior homeowners regarding year-to-year increases in the education portion of their property taxes, the Provincial government provides an annual rebate to assist senior homeowners facing an increase. If you are a Senior and have not applied for this rebate please contact Mavis Sautner, Program Coordinator, Family and Community Services, 403.678.7129 for assistance with the application process. Senior’s Requisition is paid by all homeowners, including seniors, to support the Bow River Seniors’ Lodge. Regional seniors’ housing is also supported by the ID #9 (Banff Park), Town of Banff, ID #5 (Kananaskis Country), and the MD of Bighorn.


Public Notices

Public Notices Town of Canmore Property Tax Information Perpetually Affordable Housing (PAH:) The purpose of collecting the PAH contribution is to accumulate capital funds for the purchase of land and construction of PAH units. The construction and supply of PAH units is intended to address the affordable housing demand of Canmore residents unable to purchase accommodation on the open market Online Services: To monitor your tax account more closely the Town of Canmore is pleased to offer Online Services/ Virtual Town Hall which allows you to securely view tax and utility information and account balances on any properties that you own in Canmore. To apply for your user name and password go to https://online.canmore.ca/vth/subsections/ mycity/mycity.html Contact Information: Please contact the Town of Canmore Tax Department with inquiries related to assessment or property tax. Phone: 403.678.1506 Fax: 403.678.1524 Email: taxes@canmore.ca Town of Canmore, Civic Centre, 902 - 7th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta T1W 3K1

CCHC offers housing options at below market prices. Eligibility criteria apply.

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Where your tax dollar goes: Educational Tax Non-Residential 10¢

Perpetually Affordable Housing (PAH) by CCHC

Senior’s Foundation Requisition 3¢ Municipal Tax Residential 30¢

First Wednesday of every month 12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. l CCHC offices 600A 9th Street (above Canmore Seniors Centre)

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Education Tax Residential 37¢

COMMUNITY LIVES HERE Perpetually Affordable Housing Reserve 2¢

Municipal Tax Non-Residential 19¢

This loonie shows how every tax dollar the Town of Canmore collects is allocated.

Get on our list to buy or rent!

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Canmore and The Natural Step What is sustainability? You hear the word thrown around all the time and it seems to be related to a number of different topics, from development in the oil sands to recycling in Canmore. Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. While the word “sustainability” is associated with a variety of topics, they are in fact, all part of the same story, much of which is about supply and demand. If we draw the current situation, it looks like a funnel. Natural resources are declining: pristine environments are decreasing, fossil fuel sources are being extracted, quality agricultural land is developed, and air quality is deteriorating. At the same time, there are increasing demands for natural existing resources: population is increasing, world water consumption is increasing, people are traveling more and further, and most people are able to purchase many more items than previous generations. Declining natural resources Increasing demand for natural resources

Imagine what will happen if these two trends converge. We need to look at the demands we make on nature and natural systems and ensure that people’s needs – both this generation and future ones – can still be met. Thinking about the long term means we have to consider how our actions affect not only ourselves but our children and grandchildren, our neighbours, our economy and our environment.

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What is The Natural Step (TNS)? The Natural Step is a scientific approach to sustainability. Based on scientific consensus, these are the four root causes of the ways in which we compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs. These are the basic ways in which we are un-sustainable: 1. We dig stuff (like heavy metals and fossil fuels) out of the Earth and allow it to build up faster than nature can cope with it. 2. We create man-made compounds and chemicals (like pesticides and fire retardants in carpets) and allow them to build up faster than nature can cope with them. 3. We continuously damage natural systems by physical means (over-harvesting and paving wetlands). 4. We live in and create societies in which many people cannot meet their basic needs (affordable housing). To create a sustainable society, we need both a vision of where we want to go and a plan for getting there. The Town of Canmore adopted The Natural Step as a tool to help us work together toward sustainability.

Backcasting – Beginning with the Future in Mind As a community, we need to plan, make decisions, and take action for sustainability. Using The Natural Step as our framework, the first step is ”backcasting” or starting with the end in mind. Backcasting is a fancy term for something we are all familiar with. It simply refers to the process of deciding on something we want in the future and then figuring out what we have to do today to get there. We usually backcast whenever we think about some future possibility, whether it be a change in career, buying a house, or planning for retirement.


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Planning for Sustainability After backcasting and creating a vision for where we want to go, we need to make a plan to get there. The Natural Step ‘ABCD’ process outlined below is how the Town is working to plan for sustainability. A = Awareness – This involves creating a shared understanding of sustainability and a common sense of purpose. This includes a common understanding of what sustainability is and why our current system is not sustainable. B = Baseline Analysis – Once we understand what sustainability is, the next step is to look at where we are today. This involves completing a baseline assessment of impacts to see how different activities are supporting or running counter to sustainability principles. Through this process we identify critical sustainability issues and opportunities for change. C = Compelling Vision – As this stage we consider what a sustainable Canmore would look like. This results in a compelling sustainability vision featuring bold strategic goals that serve as a compass to guide all strategies and actions. D = Down to Action – This step involves charting out a plan to bridge the gap between where we are today and where we’d like to be as a sustainable community. Actions and ideas should be screened against three strategic questions: 1. Does the action move us in the right direction? 2. Is it a flexible platform? 3. Is it a good return on investment? Many excellent tools, concepts and metrics are available to help people understand sustainability, identify actions and evaluate impacts. For more information on the Town of Canmore’s sustainability efforts visit www.canmore.ca and click on Municipal Sustainability or go to www.thenaturalstep.org/canada.

It’s Construction Season! Spring, summer and fall can be a busy time for construction in Canmore. Major projects in the downtown core happen before July and after August to accommodate summer visitors and events. This can mean several projects have to happen during a short window of time. Despite our best efforts, weather and water levels can delay projects. Residents should expect traffic delays during construction season. It is a good idea to plan alternate routes/detours/other ways of getting around during these disruptions. We thank you for your patience.

For construction information: • Look for Town ads in the Rocky Mountain Outlook •

Listen to Mountain FM 106.5

• Go to www.canmore.ca and click on “Service Areas” then “Engineering Services” then “Capital Projects and Construction Updates”

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Community Recycling Information

Electronics Recycling

Community Clean Up

Your unwanted TVs and computers aren’t doing any good hanging around, but they will if you recycle them! Bring your old electronics to the Boulder Crescent Recycling Depot at 115 Elk Run Boulevard and we’ll make sure they are put to good use!

Volunteer your time and help “Keep Canmore Clean.” Volunteers are needed to help clean up on roadways, parks and trail systems. Bring your family, friends and co-workers to the Recreation Centre (1900 8th Avenue) on May 26 between 8 a.m. and Noon for a FREE breakfast. Door prizes, gloves and garbage bags will be available.

Large Item Clean Up This program is provided on a weekly basis from May 7 to November 5. Residents must register their address to ensure pick up by calling 403.678.1580. Pick ups will occur on the next available Monday. Acceptable items include old appliances and furniture. Unacceptable items include construction waste, TVs, commercial waste and hazardous waste. Ensure all items are contained/bundled in a tidy pile.

Yard Waste Collection Program Leaf and Grass (grass and hedge clippings, leaves and garden waste) and Scrub and Brush (shrubs, branches and twigs) are collected separately at the Boulder Crescent Recycling Depot at 115 Elk Run Boulevard. Collection containers will be available starting April 16 - November 19. Ensure all material is de-bagged prior to disposal. Leaf and Grass waste is composted and Scrub and Brush is chipped for mulch at the Bow Valley Waste Management Commission’s landfill site east of Exshaw.

Toxic Waste Round Up & Paint Exchange Bring your old computers, TVs, paint, and toxic materials to the Town of Canmore’s Public Works Building at 100 Glacier Drive on May 12 and September 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Acceptable items include expired bear spray, pesticides, herbicides, cleaners, aerosols, solvents, poisons, and flammables.

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Other Community Toxic Waste Round Ups Toxic Waste Round Ups are also offered in the Town of Banff and the MD of Bighorn. Please check with each municipality for scheduled dates.

Canmore Bottle Depot To receive a refund on your enviro-deposit take your empties to: The Canmore Bottle Depot 103 Boulder Crescent Telephone: 403.678.5099 Business hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday Containers accepted for refund include milk cartons/jugs, aluminum cans, drink boxes/ pouches/tetra-packs, glass and plastic beverage bottles.


The Town of Canmore Serving the community to enhance our quality of life.

Different Challenge, Different Skills, Different Day...

Join Your Local Fire Department! Canmore Fire & Rescue is seeking established residents of the community to join our department. Are you established in a career and looking for an opportunity to make a contribution to your community? Do you take satisfaction from helping others, and take pride in professionalism? These are only two reasons that make the paid response firefighter position so much more than just another job! As a Paid Response Firefighter with Canmore Fire & Rescue, you will face new and challenging situations unlike any other job. You will fight fires, perform rescues, administer first aid, deal with hazardous materials, protect property and possibly be instrumental in saving lives on an “on call” basis. If you are physically fit, enjoy learning new skills, work well with others, and enjoy helping others, then you are a potential candidate for this position with Canmore Fire & Rescue. All applicants must: • have lived in Canmore for 1 year or longer, •

reside and work within the Town of Canmore on a year round basis,

be able to attend Wednesday night fire practice (7 - 10 p.m.) throughout the year,

have permission from your employer (in writing) to leave work to attend an emergency call, at any time during work hours,

be available to respond to emergency incidents in any type of weather, and any time of day or night.

Core Values Wellness Respect Integrity Service Teamwork

Preference will be given to those candidates who possess a current CPR and First Aid Certificate, Q endorsement rating and Class 3 Driver’s License. Candidates shall possess Grade 12 or GED equivalent. Know you’ll make a difference in your community, and possibly save a life! Interested? Please submit a resume and cover letter by email to rdavies@canmore.ca, or fax: 403.678.6345, or by mail to Canmore Fire & Rescue, Assistant Chief Evans-Davies, 1021 Railway Avenue, Canmore AB T1W 1P3. As the successful candidate, you will be required to provide a copy of your current driver’s abstract, a physical fitness assessment, and submit to a RCMP/Police Records check. Canmore Fire & Rescue is an equal opportunity employer.

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Parks & Playgrounds The Town of Canmore offers a variety of parks and playgrounds for your enjoyment. These facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are maintained by the Parks Department. If there are any damages or deficiencies to these sites, please contact the Parks Department at 403.678.1599 (this number is also conveniently listed at each site).

Canmore Mountain Bike Skills Parks Locations: 5th Avenue and 1st Street (next to Millennium Park Sport Field) Benchlands Trail (base of the hill just to the east of the Trans Canada Highway overpass) Free to access, there are two mountain bike skills parks in Canmore designed for riders of all abilities with particular focus on young riders interested in developing their skills. Additional park riding is also available at the challenging Canmore Nordic Centre Skills Park. Please note that the parks are unsupervised and those who ride them do so at their own risk. Park riders should wear a helmet and additional protective gear.

Canmore Skateboard Park Free to access, the Canmore Skateboard Park is designed for boarders of all abilities focusing on young boarders developing skills while having fun. Located at the Canmore Recreation Centre, the park is open in the spring, summer, and fall. Please note the skateboard park is unsupervised, ride at your own risk. Boarders should wear a helmet and additional protective gear.

Adult Outdoor Fitness Circuits •

Located in Centennial Park the fitness circuit caters to people over the age of 18. • There are 9 fitness stations for a variety of activities, with a walking pathway between each station. • The fitness circuit is wheel chair accessible. • Youth 12 - 15 years old may use the equipment only if directly supervised by an adult. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to use the equipment as the size of the equipment and functions they perform are not suitable for children.

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Canmore Dog Parks Dogs off Leash Areas are located at: Elk Run Boulevard – Map site 17 (see page 55). Dog off Leash Park is fully contained by a fence. Parking is available off of Sandstone Terrace. Bow Valley Trail (Highway 1A) – Map site 18 (see page 55). Dog off Leash Park is partially contained by a fence and natural features. Limited parking is available off Bow Valley Trail, beside Cougar Creek. Quarry Lake – Map site 19 (see page 55). Dog off Leash Park is in an open field surrounded by a natural setting of trees and rocks. Large parking lot shared with Quarry Lake day use area located off Spray Lakes Road. Dog Etiquette – To ensure a positive relationship between dogs and other park users, please: • Pick

up after your dog.

• Ensure your dog remains in range of audible command and comes when called. • Refrain your dog from jumping up on people. Not everyone likes dogs. • Dogs must be on a leash when not on private property. The only exception being the three designated Town off Leash Dog Parks. • Be considerate and always carry a mutt bag for removing all pet feces (conveniently provided throughout the Towns parks and trails system).

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The Town of Canmore owns and operates 8 regional playgrounds (ages 18 months to 12 years) and 23 Tot Lots (ages 18 months to 5 years). Visit the Town of Canmore web site www.canmore.ca/Recreation-Parks-and-Facilities/ Playgrounds/ for the location of each playground.

The Town has two certified playground inspectors. Playgrounds are subject to weekly / biweekly inspections year round and an annual audit. Deficiencies are identified and repaired to ensure the safety of playground users.

Our playgrounds are open year round. Snow and ice are not removed which means the ground surface under the structures can change. Be aware of puddles, ice and harder surfaces when playing in these conditions.


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Outdoor Recreation Facilities The Town of Canmore maintains a number of communityowned outdoor recreation facilities for your enjoyment. These facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They’re also available to book for an hourly rental fee if exclusive access is necessary by contacting: Facility Booking Coordinator, facility_bookings@canmore.ca or 403.678.0808 ext. 335. Sport Fields: Open May 1 - September 30 Canmore is home to 6 well-maintained sport fields for soccer, ultimate, football and rugby. • Canmore Recreation Centre Field • Centennial Park Field • Eagle Terrace Field • Elizabeth Rummel Field • Lion’s Park Field • Millennium Field

Town of Canmore Field Rain Line: 403.678.1537 Ball Diamonds: Open April 15 - September 30 • Elk Run • Millennium Park • Lion’s Park Tennis Courts: Open April 1 - October 30 from 7:00 a.m. - Sundown (7 days a week) Lions Park Tennis Courts – Three regulation sized tennis courts with nets, windscreens, notice board, washroom facility, 4 benches and 2 picnic tables. Located at Lion’s Park on 15th Street. Veterans Park Tennis Court – One regulation sized tennis court with nets, benches, and notice board. Located at Veteran’s Park at 8th Street and River Road. Outdoor Arena Pads: Open May 15 - September 30 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (7 days a week) Canmore Day Care Arena Pad – Boarded rink with nets for basketball and ball hockey. Located adjacent to the Canmore Community Day Care (1200 17th Street). Lights for night use available until 10:00 p.m. (for confirmed bookings). Cougar Creek Arena Pad – Boarded rink with nets for basketball and ball hockey. Located on the corner of Elk Run Boulevard and Canyon Road. Lights for night use available until 10:00 p.m. (for confirmed bookings).

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Outdoor Wedding Locations in Canmore Canmore offers spectacular mountain scenery for couples looking to have an outdoor wedding ceremony. Two ideal wedding locations include Quarry Lake Park and Riverside Park.

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Canmore Pathways & Trails

BoW VallEy EaST SiDE Flip over for Bow Valley West Side Information Washrooms Parking Roadway Paved Path Gravel/Dirt Trail

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Map source: Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation, Town of Canmore, July 2009

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For legibility purposes many local access and unmaintained trails are not shown on this map.

1 Cougar Creek This rocky hiking trail crosses Cougar Creek several times on its way to a narrow canyon popular with local rock climbers. Total distance: 3.5km round trip from the Cougar Creek Trailhead to the canyon.

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2 Mount lady Macdonald Trail

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A steep hiking trail ascends the south ridge of this mountain named for the wife of Canada’s first Prime Minister. Views from the helicopter pad are spectacular but the route beyond to the mountain’s actual summit is very steep and exposed. Total distance: 8km round trip from the Cougar Creek Trailhead to the helicopter pad.

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Town of Canmore Trail Signage: Watch for beige directional signs at key points along the Town of Canmore’s pathway and trail network. Colored markings displayed on these signs correspond to specific color-coded routes. For more detailed information about these routes go to www.canmore.ca/ maps

Wildlife:

Cyclists:

• Bears and cougars frequent the Canmore area • All wildlife is unpredictable and should never be approached • It is advisable to travel in groups, make noise and carry bear spray • To report a bear or cougar siting, please call: 403-591-7755

• Ride in control • Warn other trail users when approaching from behind • Avoid riding dirt trails when wet

Dogs: • Dogs must be kept on-leash and under control at all times • Use the waste bags provided to pick up after your dog

Courtesy: • Stay on established trails and avoid shortcutting • Respect all trail closures • Cross wildlife corridors on designated (signed) trails only • Help keep our trails litter-free

Emergencies: call 911

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This map produced in 2010. More information at: www.canmore.ca/maps.

photos: Two-Mann Tent Photography

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Canmore Pathways & Trails

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Information Washrooms Parking Roadway Paved Path Gravel/Dirt Trail

Maintained by Town of Canmore

Gravel/Dirt Trail

Maintained by Province of Alberta

Gravel/Dirt Trail

Unmaintained

Map source: Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation, Town of Canmore, July 2009

1 Bow River Trail loop

2 Canmore Creek Trail

Located two blocks from Main Street, this flat trail offers everchanging views of the Bow River and the surrounding peaks. Total distance: 2km round trip

This trail follows a pretty valley with a waterfall and evidence of Canmore’s coal mining past. Steep hills and stairs make this trail unsuitable for cyclists. Total distance: 3km round trip from Mineside Trailhead to Quarry Lake.

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3 Three sisters Pathway Suitable for walkers, runners and cyclists, this scenic route follows the Bow River downstream to Three Sisters Mountain Village. From Minside Trailhead the first 1.7km is gravel; the remaining 5km is paved. Total distance: 6.7km one-way

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map produced in 2010. ww.canmore.ca/maps.

The Highline Trail offers hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers a challenging route along the slopes of the Ehagay Nakoda Range. Breaks in the thick forest offer superb views of Canmore and the Bow Valley. Total distance: One-way from Quarry Lake to the end of the temporary trail connection is 8km.

5 Grassi lakes Trail This popular trail offers panoramic views as it climbs steadily toward two beautiful turquoise ponds. Watch for rock climbers on the cliffs above. Total distance: 3.8 km round trip

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Emergencies: call 911

4 Highline Trail

All photos Two-Mann Tent Photography except *courtesy of Tourism Canmore/Kananaskis

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Community Advertisers

Canmore Golf and Curling Club Golf and Curling Open to the Public Sandtraps Restaurant open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Open 2012 Golf Tournaments

Junior Golf Program

Ladies Open Saturday and Sunday, June 23 & 24 Men’s Open Saturday and Sunday, July 7 & 8 Mixed Open Saturday and Sunday, July 21 & 22 Junior Open Monday, July 30 Senior Open Thursday, September 6

Registration April 30

Junior Golf Camps Week One July 9 to 13 Week Two July 16 to 20

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Call 403.678.5959 ext.221 to enter or to register

CANMORE COHO SWIM CLUB Our club and coaches are dedicated to providing a FUN, nurturing, competitive and developmental swimming environment. Our program encourages and embraces every child’s love of the water!

Requirements: Ages 6 - 18 who can swim 1 length of the pool. Registration:

Canmore Coho Swim Club is a not-for-profit summer swim club. We train out of the Canmore Recreation Centre May 1 until mid-August. Participants in an organized swim program have a chance to develop their talent, their self-esteem, and to have fun with their friends, while learning a lifelong sport.

On-line registration will be open to the general public March 1, 2012 until program is full. To avoid disappointment register early! Please visit our website at www.canmorecoho.com for registration.

All Swimmers Receive:

k Team swim suit k Swim cap k Team shirt k Entry into any swim meet they choose to participate in

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looking for kids of all ages who Club is have m i w friends, staying fit , havin s Sw ! ing ne tide g fun im k p a i m R …an o sw n e t i g h t n i d s of course learn T re Our Club offers year-round programs inte an and flexibility for all swimming levels – including Swim School. • Next Swim School session starts April 17 • Spring Session programs start April 30 Interested in trying Swim Club? …We offer a free trial week for all new swimmers. www.swimcanmore.ca

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Program Registration Information The Aquatic and Recreation Departments offer a variety of courses and programs for all ages at the Canmore Recreation Centre. Please view the courses and programs listings starting on page 17. For Bow Valley Parent Link (BVPL) registration information, refer to page 5. For Family Community Support Service (FCSS) registration information refer to page 8.

Registration for ALL Spring and Summer Big Fun, Recreation, Aquatics, and FCSS programs begins on Monday, March 5 at 7:00 a.m.

How to Register On-line Registering for Town of Canmore Recreation and Aquatic programs is convenient and good for the planet. Through online services you are able to view and register for up-coming recreation community classes, day camps and swimming lessons. For first time users – in order to use this service, you will be required to create an account with your current email address. Please send an email to recreation@canmore.ca or stop by the Canmore Recreation Centre front desk to notify us that you would like to utilize this service. Once we have your email address, we can provide you with your personal login and password and you will be able to get started with on-line registration. For repeat users – ensure that you have your on-line login and password ready for Registration Day. To access online registration services: Visit www.canmore.ca and click on “On-line Registration” (listed under Resources on front page of website). If you have any on-line registration questions, please call 403.678.0808 ext. 321.

By Phone Call 403.678.1537 and leave a message with your name, phone number and registration information. A Front Desk representative will respond to your request by the end of the business day. This automated service is available 7 days a week.

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In Person or By Mail Complete a program registration form and stop by the Recreation Centre front desk in person. Or mail the form to the following address: Canmore Recreation Centre 1900 - 8th Avenue Canmore, AB T1W 1Y2 Front desk hours of operation: Monday to Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

By Fax Fax a completed registration form to 403.678.0753. Payment is due upon registration by Visa or MasterCard. No course registrations will be accepted without payment or confirmation of a bursary. You will be contacted if the course is full, otherwise you can assume your registration has been processed. A receipt will be mailed to you.

Waitlist If a program or course is full, you may place your name on a waitlist (current contact information is required). There is no charge for this service. If a space becomes available, you will be contacted immediately. If your plans have changed and you decline, then the next person on the list will be contacted.

Cancelled Classes If a class is cancelled due to insufficient registration, a Recreation Centre front desk agent will contact you by phone to notify you that the class has been cancelled. At that time, patrons have the choice of a full refund or to leave the credit on the account to use towards future programs or courses.

Cancellation Policy Once a course has begun, no refunds or credits will be given unless it’s for medical reasons and the request is accompanied by a medical note. Refund requests prior to one week of the course start date are fully refundable. There are no refunds, transfers, or credits if you cancel within one week of the course start date.

Contact Us Canmore Recreation Centre Front Desk: 403.678.0808 ext. 321 or recreation@canmore.ca


Town of Canmore Program Registration Form Activity Number

Participant’s Name Last

Date of Birth First

MM/DD/YYYY

Complete if paying by Credit Card

Sex

Activity Name

Activity Fee

GST (if applicable)

Credit Card #

Expiry Date

Name as it appears on the card

q VISA q MasterCard

Total Fees

FOIP Notification: The personal information herein is being collected under the authority of Section 33(c) of Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information will be used to operate a recreational or cultural program or activity of the Town of Canmore. The privacy provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act protect your personal information. If you have any questions about the collections of this information please contact the FOIP Coordinator at 403.678.1500 or 902 - 7th Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 3K1.

Registrant Application Information This information must be filled out if you are an adult registration for a program OR if you are the parent or guardian of a child registering in a program Last Name

First Name

Mailing Address

City

Postal Code

Home Phone

Work Phone

Province Email Address

Waiver Form (detach waiver) Class #: __________________ For Participants 18 years and Older I the under signed, am the participant herein registered in the above noted Town of Canmore course / program / event / facility use. I am aware that there are inherent risks associated with participation in this activity. I do hereby waive, release and discharge the Town of Canmore of 902 7th Avenue, Canmore, AB its officers, directors, employees, members, agents, assigns, legal representatives and successors and all business associates and partners involved in the presentation of the above noted activity and each of them, their owners, officers and employees from all claims for damage now or in the future arising from any accident, injury or death which may be caused by or arise from participation of the individual(s) named herein during this event; and agree to assume all risks for the activity that the individual(s) named herein have agreed to participate in, thereby waiving any and all claims, including property loss or damage that I may have now or in the future, against any of the above associated with the 2012 Town of Canmore program. My signature acknowledges that I understand and agree to the above conditions. Signed this ____________ day of ___________________________, 2012 Participant Name: _______________________________________________________________ Phone __________________________________ (Print) Signature ___________________________________________________ Witness Signature ___________________________________________ For Participants Under 18 years I the under signed, am the Parent/Guardian of the Minor herein registered. I hereby agree to allow the individual(s) named herein to participate in the above noted Town of Canmore course / program / event / facility use. My signature acknowledges that I understand and agree to the above conditions. Signed this ____________ day of ___________________________, 2012 Parent or Guardian Name: _________________________________________________________ Phone __________________________________ (Print) Signature ___________________________________________________ Witness Signature ___________________________________________ (Parent or Legal Guardian)

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Civic Centre Phone l 403.678.1500 Fax l 403.678.1534 Address l 902 7th Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 3K1 Canmore Recreation Centre Phone l 403.678.0808 ext. 321 Fax l 403.678.0753 Email l recreation@canmore.ca Address l 1900 8th Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 1Y2

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Public Works Phone l 403.678.1580 Fax l 403.678.1586 Address l 100 Glacier Drive, Canmore, AB T1W 1K8

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Spring Summer Town of Canmore Community Guide  

TOC community guide that lists all the programs and services available from March to April 2012.

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