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Community Guide Programs and Services l Winter 2014 Save me until April 2014! Registration begins Monday, December 2, 2013

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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 for Winter 2014 (January to March). 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 information on fitness classes, aquatic programs, recycling, parks, trails or special event, there is something for everyone in the guide!

2013 - 2017 Town Council Canmore Town Council Left to Right: Councillor Rob Seely, Councillor Ed Russell, Councillor Joanna McCallum, Mayor John Borrowman, Councillor Sean Krausert, Councillor Vi Sandford, Councillor Esme Comfort. Photo by Craig Douce.

All Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers at the Town of Canmore Civic Centre, 902 - 7th Avenue. Agendas will be posted to the Town’s website www.canmore.ca/Town-Council/Minutesand-Agendas.html 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 Rocky Mountain Outlook and on the Town’s website.


Table of Contents z

Program Registration Information

z Elevation Place Membership Information z Elevation Place Fitness

Core Fitness Classes Registered Fitness Classes

Contact Information 2 4 12 12 13

z Dance z Skating z General Interest z Reiki z First Aid z Languages z Preschool and Child & Youth Programs z Early Dismissal Friday Programs z Big Fun Day Camp Programs

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z Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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Core Aquatics Classes Registered Aquatics Programs Professional Development Preschool and Youth Swim Programs

z Elevation Place Climbing Gym

Core Drop In Climbing Programs Registered Climbing Programs

z Canmore Recreation Centre z Family and Community Support Services z Bow Valley Parent Link z Canmore Public Library z KidSportTM z Sustainability z Community Recycling Information z General Community Information z Parks and Playgrounds

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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 Elevation Place Phone l 403.678.8920 Fax Customer Experience Desk l 403.678.8934 Fax Recreation Services l 403.678.8935 Email l elevationplace@canmore.ca Address l 700 Railway Avenue Canmore, AB T1W 1P4 Canmore Recreation Centre Phone l 403.678.8920 (Elevation Place) 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 Facility Closures Winter 2014

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Civic Centre and Public Works

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December 27, 2013 l General office closure

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December 25, 2013 l Christmas Day December 26, 2013 l Boxing Day January 1, 2014 l New Years Day Canmore Recreation Centre December 25, 2013 l Christmas Day January 1, 2014 l New Years Day

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Elevation Place December 25, 2013 l Christmas Day

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Community Advertisers 78

Cover photo by Pam Doyle

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Registration Information

Program Registration Information Things You Should Know Town of Canmore Recreation Services offers a variety of programs for all ages. Please view the program listings starting on page 12. For Family Community Support Service (FCSS) program listing and registration information refer to page 51. For Bow Valley Parent Link (BVPL) program listing and registration information, refer to page 58.

Registration for ALL Recreation programs from January to March begins on Monday, December 2 at 7:00 a.m. Registration Dates Mark the following dates in your calendar: December 2 - 8 – one week pre-registration period for Town of Canmore residents, MD of Bighorn residents and community members of Elevation Place. Open registration begins on December 9 to non-residents.

How to Register On-Line Registering for Town of Canmore Recreation Services programs is convenient and good for the planet. Through on-line services you are able to view and register for up-coming recreation community courses, 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 elevationplace@canmore.ca or stop by the Elevation Place Customer Experience 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.

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To access on-line 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 403.678.8920.

By Phone or by Fax Call 403.678.8920 and leave a message with your name, phone number and registration information. A customer experience representative will respond to your request by the end of the business day. This automated service is available 7 days a week. Fax a completed registration form to 403.678.8934. 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.

In Person or by Mail Complete a course registration form located on our web site www.canmore.ca and click on “Courses and Programs” for a copy. Stop by the Elevation Place Customer Experience Desk in person, or mail the form to the following address: Elevation Place 700 Railway Ave., Canmore, AB T1W 1P4 Customer Experience Desk hours of operation: Monday to Friday l 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday l 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Statutory Holidays l 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Waitlist and Cancellation Policies Waitlist: If a 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 Courses: If a course is cancelled due to insufficient registration, a customer experience representative will contact you by phone to notify you that the course 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 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.


25th Annual Mayor’s Awards for Volunteer Excellence

2014 Nominate now!

New!

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. Click on “Forms and Permits”, and look for the Mayor’s Awards for Volunteer Excellence in the Community Enrichment section. You can also pick up nomination forms at: • Civic Centre front desk or • Family Community Support Services (FCSS) office. The awards will be held on Wednesday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m

Youth Award for Volunteer Excellence

Good Neighbour Award

(17 years and younger)

Adult Award for Volunteer Excellence Corporate Award for Volunteer Excellence

For Profit

Corporate Award for Volunteer Excellence

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

Not For Profit

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, March 25 2014.

Paul Greig Memorial Award for Environmental Stewardship

FCSS

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Elevation Place Elevation Place Memberships

Annual Membership Rates Membership Type

Go Beyond

Splash

Peak

Fit

Monthly Membership Fees

Family Two Parent

$119

$91

$91

$91

One Parent

$86

$66

$66

$66

Adult l 26 - 64 Years

$55

$42

$42

$42

Senior l 65 - 79 Years

$41

$32

$32

$32

Student/Young Adult l 18 - 25 Years

$41

$32

$32

$32

Youth l 12 - 17 Years

$31

$24

$24

$24

Children l 3 to 11 Years

$23

$18

$18

N/A

Individual

All membership rates quoted are monthly and exclusive of applicable taxes.

Membership Categories

Membership Categories

Family l 2 Adults Includes two parents/legal guardians with all children living in the same household and attending school up to and including high school (or age 18).

Student/Young Adult A young adult is an individual between the ages of 18 and 25 years.

Family l 1 Adult A single parent/legal guardian with children living in the same household and attending school up to and including high school (or age 18). Adult An adult is an individual between the ages of 26 and 64 years. Senior A senior is an individual between the ages of 65 and 79 years. Senior+ A senior+ is an individual 80 years of age and older. Seniors+ receive a complimentary membership. Applies to Canmore residents only. Proof of residency and date of birth is required.

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Youth Youth are individuals between the ages of 12 and 17 years. Children Children are individuals between the ages of 3 and 11 years. Children under 3 are complimentary. Add Ons Individuals may “add on� a membership to an existing membership. The most expensive membership is charged at 100% of the list price, then additional memberships receive a 10% discount provided there is a single payer.


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Annual Membership Benefits

Go Beyond Membership

Peak Membership

Go Beyond and get the most out of your recreational experience under one roof. This membership is our most comprehensive and includes:

Rise to the pinnacle of your potential. Our Peak membership offers a world class climbing gym with wall heights up to 15 metres tall that will develop your skills and challenge your ability. • Access to our world class climbing gym with routes from beginner to advanced skill levels. • Free access to core climbing gym classes. • Member rates on registered climbing gym programming. • Complimentary Belay Tests. • Guest pass discount.

• Access and use of our spectacular aquatics centre with water slide, lazy river, zero beach leisure pool, 8 lane 25 metre lap pool, 25 person hot tub, and steam room. • Access to our world class climbing gym with routes from beginner to advanced skill levels. • Complimentary Belay Tests. • Use of our 2,000 square foot weight room and cardio centre with modern equipment. • Complimentary orientation to fitness equipment. • Free access to our core classes led by expert instructors. • Member rates on registered programs. • Guest pass discount. • Multi-purpose room discount. • Merchandise discounts. • Child minding discount. • Complimentary public skating and shinny at the Canmore Rec Centre.

Fit Membership

Commit to fitness and health and discover your potential. • Access to our 2,000 square foot cardio and weight training centre with modern equipment. • Free access to core fitness classes. • Member rates on registered fitness programming. • Complimentary orientation to fitness equipment. • Guest pass discount.

Splash Membership

Interested in year-round fun and recreation? Our Splash membership may be for you. • Access and use of our spectacular aquatics centre with water slide, lazy river, zero beach leisure pool, 8 lane 25 metre lap pool, 25 person hot tub, and steam room. • Free access to core aquatics centre classes. • Member rates on registered aquatics centre programming. • Guest pass discount.

BE ACTIVE, BE WELL, BELONG... with a membership at Elevation Place

We have membership options for everyone! For more information call us at 403.678.8920 or visit us at www.elevationplace.ca

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Term Membership Rates Go Beyond

Splash / Peak /Fit

Go Beyond

Splash / Peak /Fit

Go Beyond

Splash / Peak /Fit

1 Month

1 Month

3 Month

3 Month

6 Month

6 Month

Two Parent

$159

$123

$465

$357

$890

$680

One Parent

$115

$89

$335

$255

$645

$495

Adult l 26 - 64 Years

$75

$59

$215

$165

$415

$315

Senior l 65 - 79 Years

$55

$42

$160

$125

$305

$240

Student/Young Adult l 18 - 25 Years

$55

$42

$160

$125

$305

$240

Youth l 12 - 17 Years

$39

$31

$120

$95

$230

$180

Children l 3 to 11 Years

$29

$24

$90

$70

$170

$135

Membership Type Term Family

Individual

All membership rates are exclusive of applicable taxes.

Membership Categories

Membership Categories

Family l 2 Adults Includes two parents/legal guardians with all children living in the same household and attending school up to and including high school (or age 18).

Student/Young Adult A young adult is an individual between the ages of 18 and 25 years.

Family l 1 Adult A single parent/legal guardian with children living in the same household and attending school up to and including high school (or age 18). Adult An adult is an individual between the ages of 26 and 64 years. Senior A senior is an individual between the ages of 65 and 79 years. Senior+ A senior+ is an individual 80 years of age and older. Seniors+ receive a complimentary membership. Applies to Canmore residents only. Proof of residency and date of birth is required.

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Youth Youth are individuals between the ages of 12 and 17 years. Children Children are individuals between the ages of 3 and 11 years. Children under 3 are complimentary. Add Ons Individuals may “add on� a membership to an existing membership. The most expensive membership is charged at 100% of the list price, then additional memberships receive a 10% discount provided there is a single payer.


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Term Membership Benefits

Go Beyond Membership

Peak Membership

Go Beyond and get the most out of your recreational experience under one roof. This membership is our most comprehensive and includes:

Rise to the pinnacle of your potential. Our Peak membership offers a world class climbing gym with wall heights up to 15 metres tall that will develop your skills and challenge your ability. • Access to our world class climbing gym with routes from beginner to advanced skill levels. • Free access to core climbing gym classes. • Member rates on registered climbing gym programming. • Complimentary Belay Tests.

• Access and use of our spectacular aquatics centre with water slide, lazy river, zero beach leisure pool, 8 lane 25 metre lap pool, 25 person hot tub, and steam room. • Access to our world class climbing gym with routes from beginner to advanced skill levels. • Complimentary Belay Tests. • Use of our 2,000 square foot weight room and cardio centre with modern equipment. • Complimentary orientation to fitness equipment. • Free access to our core classes led by expert instructors. • Member rates on registered programs.

Splash Membership

Interested in year-round fun and recreation? Our Splash membership may be for you. • Access and use of our spectacular aquatics centre with water slide, lazy river, zero beach leisure pool, 8 lane 25 metre lap pool, 25 person hot tub, and steam room. • Free access to core aquatics centre classes. • Member rates on registered aquatics centre programming.

We have membership options for everyone! For more information call us at 403.678.8920 or visit us at www.elevationplace.ca

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Fit Membership

Commit to fitness and health and discover your potential. • Access to our 2,000 square foot cardio and weight training centre with modern equipment. • Free access to core fitness classes. • Member rates on registered fitness programming. • Complimentary orientation to fitness equipment.

Elevation Place 700 Railway Avenue, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1P4 Phone I 403.678.8920 Email I elevationplace@canmore.ca Website I www.elevationplace.ca Facebook I Town of Canmore Hours of Operation: Aquatics Centre and Cardio/Weight Room Monday to Friday I 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday I 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Statutory Holidays I 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Climbing Gym Monday to Friday I 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday I 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Statutory Holidays I 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Core Drop In Class Schedule Note: Core Drop-In classes are included with an Elevation Place Membership or Daily Admission. Schedule is subject to change.

Climbing Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Conditioning for Climbing 6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday Introduction to Climbing Kids and Parents 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Introduction to Climbing Movement 12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

Conditioning for Climbing 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. Introduction to Climbing Movement 6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Friday

Introduction to Climbing Movement 6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Aquatics Monday

Tuesday

Aqua-Fitness 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Wednesday

Thursday

Aqua-Fitness 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Aqua Tabata 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Friday

Saturday

Aqua-Fitness 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Aqua-Fitness 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Aqua Yoga 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Aqua-Fitness 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Fitness Monday

Note: All CORE Fitness class participants need to check in at the Customer Experience Desk prior to the start of class. You will be given a fitness class card that you must hand out to your instructor.

Tuesday

Wednesday

Yogalates 12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

Sweat & Sculpt 12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

Core and More 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Yoga Flow 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

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Friday

Bootcamp 6:15 - 7:00 a.m.

Bootcamp 6:15 - 7:00 a.m.

Cross Training 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

Thursday

Morning Flow Yoga 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Sweat & Sculpt 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

Saturday Wildcard Workout 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Core and More 12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

Yoga Flow 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.


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Core Drop In Classes Fitness CORE Class Descriptions

Climbing CORE Class Descriptions

Bootcamp: Wake up soldier! Come join this high energy, easyto-follow, challenging and fun fitness workout! Develop cardio, strength, tone and balance in an ambiance of camaraderie. This class will include a short muscle conditioning and core work component.

Introduction to Climbing Movement Climbing is natural and intuitive, but after you learn a few new techniques in this class, you will have new places and steeper climbs to explore! We recommend that you bring or rent climbing shoes for this fundamentals class. Ages 13+

Core and More: Target and strengthen your abdominals and improve your overall core strength. This session emphasizes safe and effective exercises for abdominal and oblique muscles. Improving your core strength will enhance your range of motion and add support for your lower back while increasing the intensity of your training! Cross Training: This circuit training class primarily involves moving from one station to another in set periods of time. Each interval varies from 1 - 3 minutes alternating between strength and cardio. Cardio work can include Step, Hi/Lo Aerobics, or Cardio Kick box; Strength work can include the use of free weights, bands, mat exercises, body weight exercise, and more. 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. Sweat and Sculpt: Get rid of the mid-week blues with this fullbody conditioning workout. Challenge your cardio, develop stability and strengthen your core. Enhance your overall performance and build your endurance. Whatever your fitness level, this workout environment will inspire and keep you coming back for more!

Introduction to Climbing: Kids and Parents This drop-in class introduces children ages 4 - 10 years and their parents to climbing on our indoor climbing wall. Kids will have an opportunity to try bouldering and automatic belay system climbing and parents will learn about climbing opportunities and how to help their children play on the wall. Please bring clean indoor footwear and we’ll provide the climbing harnesses for this session. Maximum group size is six children and their parents. Conditioning for Climbing Although the best way to train for climbing is to climb, intermediate and above climbers can benefit from additional core, forearm and flexibility training. This 45 minute drop-in class will introduce some great training additions to your regular climbing plan. Ages 13+

Aquatics CORE Class Descriptions

Wild Card Workout: Break out of your routine with a different workout each week! This class keeps things fresh by introducing participants to a new instructor and class style every Saturday. Cardio, muscular endurance, strength, balance and core work are all fair game in this class! Challenge yourself by stepping into the unknown and have fun getting fit.

Aqua Fitness You don’t need to be a swimmer to enjoy these water-based fitness classes, which incorporate cardio, muscle conditioning and flexibility exercises. The water can be used to offer a variety of intensity levels that is right for you!

Yoga Flow: All levels are invited to join in this rhythmic yoga class. Modifications will be specified to suit your daily needs. The focus will be to flow enough to work out the stagnation from a day of work, as well as clear the mind and ease the body. A great class if you say you are too stiff to practice yoga.

Aqua Tabata This fitness class is based around high intensity training where an aqua-based exercise is done at a high intensity for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds rest. Each set lasts a total of 4 minutes. Tabata training has been proven to be a very effective way of achieving weight loss.

Yogalates: This is a user-friendly fitness style of yoga and pilates suitable for all. The emphasis on pilates focuses on developing the deep stabilizing muscles of the torso and strengthening core abdominal and back muscles. The focus of yoga is to breathe, stretch and feel. The non-impact resistance eliminates stress on joints, realigns muscle imbalances and focuses on maintaining neutral pelvic and spinal alignment.

Aqua Yoga Immerse yourself in warmer water and try this yoga infused aqua class. The class is designed to flow from one sequence to another. Options will be provided to accommodate varied levels of ability.

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Town of Canmore

Facilities Available for Booking Contact: Facility Booking Coordinator at 403.678.7135 or facility_bookings@canmore.ca

Canmore Recreation Centre

Elevation Place

1900 - 8th Avenue, Canmore

700 Railway Avenue, Canmore

Ha Ling Conference Room

Room 119 (Adjacent to Pool)

Capacity: Seating for 25 - 35 l Size: 660 Sq. Ft. Amenities: Rectangle tables, Plastic chairs AV Equipment: TV, DVD, Screen, Free Wi-Fi, White board,

Capacity: 22 Size: 41 m2 Amenities: Tile floor, Sink Configurations: U-shape, Square Space Options: Classes, Meeting, Birthday Party Rates: Non-profit: $15/hr; Private: $22.50/hr

Flipchart, Podium

Configurations: U-shape, Square, Classroom, Theatre, Wall Flower Space Options: Meeting, Presentation, Workshop, Birthday Party Rates: Non-profit: $13/hr; Private: $20/hr

Lady MacDonald Community Hall Capacity: Up to 120 seated, up to 240 standing Size: 2,800 Sq. Ft. Amenities: Round tables, Rectangle tables, Banquet chairs,

Plastic chairs, Bar facility including: fridge, sink, ice machine and freezer. Commercial Kitchen (at additional cost) AV Equipment: TV, DVD, Screen, Stereo, Mic, iPod connector, Free Wi-Fi Configurations: Theatre, Classroom, Banquet (full or 1/2 rounds), Trade Show setup, Conference, Workshop, U-shape Space Options: Meeting, Presentation, Workshop, Banquet Rates: Non-profit: $21/hr; Private: $45/hr

Room 208 Capacity: 51 Size: 63 m2 Amenities: Tables, Chairs, Vinyl cork floor Configurations: U-shape, Square, Classroom Space Options: Meeting, Workshop Rates: Non-profit: $15/hr; Private: $22.50/hr

Room 209 A Capacity: 75 l Size: 9 m2 Amenities: Athletic floor Rates: Non-profit: $25/hr; Private: $37.50/hr

Room 209 B

Civic Centre 907 - 7th Avenue, Canmore

Classroom

Capacity: Seating for 25 - 35 l Size: 468 Sq. Ft. Amenities: Rectangle tables, Plastic chairs AV Equipment: White board, Screen Configurations: U-shape, Square, Classroom Space Options: Meeting, Presentation Rates: Non-profit: $7/hr*; Private: $13/hr*

Atrium

Capacity: Up to 45 seated, Up to 70 standing l Size: 1,377 Sq. Ft. Amenities: Rectangle tables, Plastic chairs AV Equipment: TV Configurations: Theatre, Trade Show setup, Presentation Space Options: Special Event, Trade Show Rates: Non-profit: no charge*, Private: $35/hr*

Plaza

Capacity: Up to 120 standing l Size: 3,663 Sq. Ft. Amenities: Rectangle tables, Plastic chairs AV Equipment: Power outlets Configurations: Opening presentation, Outdoor market set up Space Options: Celebration, Special Event Rates: Non-profit: no charge*

*Civic Centre bookings are subject to a Building Monitor at a rate of $17 per hour plus GST.

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Capacity: 77 Size: 89 m2 Amenities: Athletic floor Rates: Non-profit: $25/hr; Private: $37.50/hr

Room 209 A&B Capacity: 188 Size: 178 m2 Amenities: Athletic floor Rates: Non-profit: $50/hr; Private: $75/hr

Room 212 Capacity: 53 Size: 71 m2 Amenities: Vinyl cork floor AV Equipment: Screen Configurations: U-shape, Square, Classroom, Theatre Space Options: Meeting, Workshop, Classes Rates: Non-profit: $25/hr; Private: $37.50/hr

Atrium Size: 548 m2 Space Options: Special Events Rates: Non-profit: $70/hr; Private: $105/hr

Please note:

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Elevation Place. AV cart is available at time of booking. $20 per booking.


Welcome Parents and Children

Lil’ Bears Den Child Minding at Elevation Place Child care services are available for children ages 6 months to 7 years old, for those parents using Elevation Place facilities and programs. Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday/Holidays: CLOSED Drop in Fee: Member $2.75 per half hour l Non-member $3.50 per half hour

What to expect: Activities Your child will enjoy arts and crafts activities, books, toys, puzzles, and coloring.

What to Wear and Bring Indoor shoes must be worn at all times in the Lil Bear’s Den. If your child has a special object (blanket, stuffy, etc.), please bring it along. Comfort and Care There is a washroom and diaper-changing facilities located in the Lil’ Bears Den. Your child will be cared for by professional staff with child-minding training/experience. Staff will have security clearance and possess a current First Aid certificate. If your child has difficulties adjusting to being left in child care, please allow some extra time to make them feel comfortable and secure before you leave.

Health and Safety Toys and equipment are disinfected daily to ensure a clean and safe environment. If your child is showing signs illness, please refrain from visiting until healthy again.

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The Town of Canmore is pleased to provide quality day camp programs for children and youth in our community. Children will have an opportunity to participate in activities that are FUN, safe, entertaining, and meaningful

Spring Break Activities for Children and Youth March 24 - April 4, 2014 Registration starts December 2, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. See page 26 for details!

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Snacks and Meals Parents are encouraged to pack a snack for your child. Snacks with nut products are not permitted. Names on food containers and bottles are a plus.

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Elevation Place Fitness

Elevation Place Fitness Programs Elevation Place: 403.678.8920 Supervisor of Aquatics, Fitness and Wellness Michelle McLaren 403.678.8930 mmclaren@canmore.ca Recreation Program Coordinator: Marie-JosĂŠe Guay 403.678.8919 mguay@canmore.ca

Registration for ALL Recreation programs from January to March begins on Monday, December 2 at 7:00 a.m.

Core Fitness Class Schedule Note: All Core Fitness class participants need to check in at the Customer Experience Desk prior to the start of class. You will given a fitness class card that you must hand in to your instructor.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Bootcamp

Bootcamp

6:15 - 7:00 a.m.

6:15 - 7:00 a.m.

Friday

Saturday

Wildcard Workout

Morning Flow Yoga

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Yogalates

Sweat & Sculpt

Core and More

Yoga Flow

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Core and More

Yoga Flow

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Cross Training

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

Sweat & Sculpt

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

Cost: Core Drop-In Programs are included with an Elevation Place Membership or Daily Admission

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Core Fitness Classes Bootcamp Wake up soldier! Come join this high energy, easy-to-follow, challenging and fun fitness workout! Develop cardio, strength, tone and balance in an ambiance of camaraderie. This class will include a short muscle conditioning and core work component.

Core and More Target and strengthen your abdominals and improve your overall core strength. This session emphasizes safe and effective exercises for abdominal and oblique muscles. Improving your core strength will enhance your range of motion and add support for your lower back while increasing the intensity of your training!

Cross Training This circuit training class primarily involves moving from one station to another in set periods of time. Each interval varies from 1-3 minutes alternating between strength and cardio. Cardio work can include Step, Hi/Lo Aerobics, or Cardio Kick box; Strength work can include the use of free weights, bands, mat exercises, body weight exercise, and more.

Morning Flow Yoga Start your mornings off right with this vitalizing style of yoga. The focus is on flow, flexibility, strength, balance, mindfulness & 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.

Sweat and Sculpt Get rid of the mid-week blues with this full-body conditioning workout. Challenge your cardio, develop stability and strengthen your core. Enhance your overall performance and build your endurance. Whatever your fitness level, this workout environment will inspire and keep you coming back for more!

Wild Card Workout Break out of your routine with a different workout each week! This class keeps things fresh by introducing participants to a new instructor and class style every Saturday. Cardio, muscular endurance, strength, balance and core work are all fair game in this class! Challenge yourself by stepping into the unknown and have fun getting fit.

Yoga Flow All levels are invited to join in this rhythmic yoga class. Modifications will be specified to suit your daily needs. The focus will be to flow enough to work out the stagnation from a day of work, as well as clear the mind and ease the body. A great class if you say you are too stiff to practice yoga.

Yogalates This is a user-friendly fitness style of yoga and pilates suitable for all. The emphasis on pilates focuses on developing the deep stabilizing muscles of the torso and strengthening core abdominal and back muscles. The focus of yoga is to breathe, stretch and feel. The non-impact resistance eliminates stress on joints, realigns muscle imbalances and focuses on maintaining neutral pelvic and spinal alignment.

Registered Fitness Courses • Registered classes require a minimum number of

registrants in order to run. Program may be cancelled one week prior to course start. Register early to avoid disappointment!

• Unless otherwise stated we accept drop-ins for

registered classes. The fee is $12 per class. Please check on our website at www.elevationplace.ca for up to date information.

Fitness and Wellness Ballet Fitness This class is designed for dancers and non-dancers alike. This class consists of moves that combine strength and grace which provide focused muscle toning, stretching, and stamina building. We will work on alignment and posture, agility and co-ordination. One can achieve a higher level of fitness with easy to follow exercises and techniques to help slim, strengthen, refine and tone the entire body. Elevation Place Instructor: Danielle Leigh Marron January 17 - March 14 (No class February 7) 8 classes l Fridays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. $91 + GST l #9955

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NEW! Cross Training

Not sure what to do with dumbbells? Not sure if you are using the correct form when you are exercising? Would you like to learn your way around the weight room? This basic weight-training course will also incorporate low impact cardio exercises that will help kick start your new workout routine! There are no-drop-ins for this class so please register early!

Cross Training is a high intensity interval training circuit of 1 minute stations that are designed to dynamically stretch the body and increase both muscular endurance and aerobic capacity. With little rest between each station you can expect to burn 30 percent more calories than traditional aerobic or strength training. Good form is of the upmost importance and each class is specifically designed to help correct muscle imbalances through functional movement, helping to keep you injury free and active in all your chosen activities. Pete will motivate you to the max! This class is ideal for all fitness levels. Oh yeah, it’s also loads of fun.

Elevation Place Instructor: Meghan Brown January 22 - March 12 8 classes l Wednesdays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. $105 + GST l #9952

Bellyfit® Bellyfit® is the fusion fitness experience exclusively for women. Relieve stress and get the sweat flowing with cardio moves infused with the ancient and beautiful fundamentals of Belly Dance, Bollywood and African Dance. Sculpt and tone with Pilates inspired core work, relax with Yoga inspired stretch, and be inspired and energized by the mindful Mudra Meditation. The unique Bellyfit® Music compilations are ethnoinfused techno, tribal rhythms and relaxing ambient tracks. No dance experience necessary. Elevation Place Instructor: Deborah Foley January 20 - March 17 (No class February 17) 8 classes l Mondays l 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. $91 + GST l #9953

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. Elevation Place Instructor: Silke Neumann January 14 - March 18 10 classes l Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $110 + GST l #9956

Elevation Place Instructor: Pete Cooper January 14 - March 18 10 classes l Tuesdays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. $120 + GST l #9951 January 16 - March 20 (No class February 6) 9 classes l Thursdays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. $111 + GST l #10185

NEW! Drumming for Well Being Let the beat of the drum raise your spirit, massage your muscles and clear your mind! Research has shown that group drumming can lower stress hormone levels and boost the immune system. Engage in a fun and exciting program to connect, release and re-new. No experience necessary. Drums are provided. There are no-drop-ins for this class so please register early! Elevation Place Instructor: Kate Rive January 16 - February 27 (No class February 6) 6 classes l Thursdays l 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. $105 + GST l #9966

Fitness and Wellness 101 This course is designed to introduce participants to what Elevation Place has to offer when it comes to fitness and wellness. It includes a weight room orientation, a lecture on the benefits of healthy eating habits and admission to one land based and one aquatic based core class of your choice. There are no-drop-ins for this class so please register early! Elevation Place February 4 - 11 2 lectures, 2 classes l Tuesdays l 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $69 + GST l #9950

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FUNctional Fitness l 55+ years

NEW! Tabata Training

This small group exercise class will include accelerated walking or other cardiovascular activity, strength training, flexibility and balance training and/or interval training. This class will focus on the FUN aspect of fitness in a pleasant social setting. You will improve your mobility, posture, coordination and help prevent injuries. There are no-drop-ins for this class so please register early!

Tabata is a fun but challenging high intensity interval training protocol developed to achieve serious results fast! Blast through a series of 8 (20 second) intervals of an exercise before moving on to the next. Improves cardiovascular endurance and strengthens muscle all the while burning calories and toning your body. This workout is ideal for intermediate and advanced fitness enthusiasts looking to change up their routine and burst through plateaus.

Elevation Place Instructor: Meghan Brown January 13 - March 10 (No class February 17) 8 classes l Mondays l 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. $77 + GST l #9973

Elevation Place Instructor: Jessica Young January 13 - March 10 (No class February 17) 8 classes l Mondays l 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. $94 + GST l #9947

NEW! Mom and Baby Bootcamp Need to get back into fitness after having a baby? Can’t find time to work out without your little one? Come to this mom and baby bootcamp where you can come with your baby and get a workout in! Workouts will consist of cardio and strength training geared towards what moms want post-pregnancy. Bring your baby to use as resistance or let them sit and watch you using our weights. You may bring toys, a blanket, anything you need to keep you and your baby comfortable. Best suited for babies 1 year and under.

Women and Weights

Elevation Place Instructor: Meghan Brown

Elevation Place Instructor: Jessica Young

January 20 - March 17 (No class February 17) 8 classes l Mondays l 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. $117 + GST l #9948

January 21 - February 25 6 classes l Tuesdays l 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. $83 + GST l #9949

Stott Pilates l Mixed Level

Yin Yoga

This mat-based workout has a focus on body conditioning that will help build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, as well as improving coordination and balance. Props will be incorporated to create variety and to challenge all muscle groups. Modifications will be provided for various levels. Elevation Place Instructor: Michelle McLaren B.Kin,RMT,STOTT Pilates Certified January 15 - March 19 10 classes l Wednesdays l 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. $117 + GST l #9986

For women that shy away from gyms you will feel welcomed, well supervised and leave this class with a training plan that you will be able to keep up for years to come! This class includes a thorough orientation to each piece of equipment, opportunities to try new exercises and the development of an individualized training program. Build your confidence around cardio and resistance training equipment and take the first steps toward a healthier, happier you. There are no-drop-ins for this class so please register early!

Yin yoga is a great class for athletes – climbers, runners, swimmers, skiers- who need the opportunity to allow their muscles to disengage and lengthen passively. Yin works on opening the hips, back and shoulders through long gentle holds. The class focuses on the deep yin tissues of the body, relative to the more superficial yang tissues of muscles and skin. Yin yoga opens up these deep, dense, rarely touched areas. Yin yoga brings the body back into a state of healthy circulation and flow and increases flexibility. Each pose is held for approximately 3 - 5 minutes. Elevation Place Instructor: Anita Szabo January 30 - March 20 (No class February 6) 7 classes l Thursdays l 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $72 + GST l #9998

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Town of Canmore

Recreation Department Adult Co-Ed Drop-In Recreation Programs January 7 - May 16, 2014 All Drop-In Recreation Programs are designed for adults 18+ and operate on a first come, first serve basis. Drop-in fee: $6

Co-Ed Volleyball Mondays: 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. l Lawrence Grassi School (No play February 17) Fridays: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. l Lawrence Grassi School (No play January 17, 31, February 17, April 18)

Co-Ed Soccer Mondays: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. l Lawrence Grassi School (No play February 17)

Co-Ed Badminton Thursdays: 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. l Lawrence Grassi School (No play February 6, 13) Lawrence Grassi School

Co-Ed Pickelball New time and location! Thursdays: 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. l Elizabeth Rummel School (No play January 30, February 6)

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS LANTERN PARADE Friday, January 31, 2014 5:30 p.m. Showcase your lantern and join the parade to kick off Winter Carnival. Begins at the Lantern Studio and ends at the Three Sisters Gallery at Elevation Place for the Opening Reception of the Kids’ Art Exhibition.

FREE LANTERN Making Workshops

FREE Lantern making workshops are held in the lead up to the annual Lantern Parade. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Open to all ages and abilities. Join the lantern parade to the Kids’ Art opening reception on January 31, 2014.

Workshops 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays: January 5, 12, 19 Bamboo Lanterns (advanced) 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays: January 7, 14, 21 Globe Lanterns (easy) 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays: January 9, 16, 23 Drop In For more information visit: www.canmore.ca/celebrations www.canmorepublicart.com/ or find us on Facebook: CanmoreArtsEvents

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NEW! Level 1 Social Dance Singles or Couples and those “with 2 left feet” welcome! Learn the basics of 3 Dance Styles (Salsa, Jive, Rumba) and the fundamentals of ALL social dancing - how to be a good “Leader” and “Follower”. There are no-drop-ins for this class so please register early! Elevation Place Instructor: Deborah Foley January 12 - March 16 (No class February 9) 9 classes l Sundays l 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. $101 + GST l #9962

NEW! Level 2 Social Dance Improve your style and confidence on the dance floor! Build on your basic knowledge of Jive (single and triple swing), Rumba, Cha Cha and Salsa. More MOVES, more PATTERNS. If you are familiar with the rhythm pattern and footwork of these styles – this class is for you. Singles or couples welcome. There are no-drop-ins for this class so please register early! Elevation Place Instructor: Deborah Foley January 12 - March 16 (No class February 9) 9 classes l Sundays l 7:45 - 8:45 p.m. $101 + GST l #9961

Modern Hoop Dance l Beginner 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 class so please register early! Elevation Place Instructor: Babz Robinson Note: A professional custom adult hoop ($45) is included in the class fee. January 17 - March 14 (No class February 7) 8 classes l Fridays l 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. $122 + GST l #9960

Modern Hoop Dance l Intermediate For those who loved the beginner class and just gotta have more! And those with prior hooping experience and feel that they have the basics down (waist and angle hooping, lifts, moving the hoop up and down the body, some off the body moves etc.). Grow your style, yourself and repertoire! This intermediate class will cover isolations, over the back moves, knee hooping, elbow work, jumps, increased flow and more! Elevation Place Instructor: Babz Robinson Note: A professional custom adult hoop ($45) can be purchased directly from the instructor or BYOH if you already have a professional quality hoop. January 17 - March 14 (No class February 7) 8 classes l Fridays l 7:45 - 8:45 p.m. $78 + GST l #9963

Zumba®! Ditch the Routine, Join the Party! 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”. Elevation Place Instructor: Maria Guilhon, Zumba ZIN Member & Instructor February 5 - March 19 7 classes l Wednesdays l 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. $84 + GST l #9964

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Skating General Interest

Skating

General Interest

Learn to Skate l Beginner

NEW! Writing with a Mountain Twist and a Touch of Editing

Would you like to learn how to skate? Skating is a great way to keep fit and a fun way to enjoy the winter months! This course is geared toward adult learners who have no skating experience, and is instructed by a NCCP Level 3 certified coach. Protective helmet is required. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Meghan Jones, NCCP Level 3

Strengthen your written word with a five-week workout for writers. Enhance your skills through instructive exercises and group discussion, and take a piece you already have underway one step further – through the editing process. All styles of writing welcome, from creative to technical. Bring a pen, notebook, laptop, morning tea or coffee, and an inspired mind.

January 16 - March 13 (No class February 6) 8 classes l Thursdays l 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Elevation Place Instructor: Helen Rolfe, writing coach

$105 + GST l #9989

January 15 - February 12 5 classes l Wednesdays l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. $99 + GST l #9993

Adult Power Skate The objective of the program is to train hockey players who already have basic forward, backward, and stopping skills. They will be taught the proper technique to develop maximum speed, balance, and agility. Each exercise will be learned correctly – which means slowly at first, and then increasing speed as proper technique is achieved. Protective helmet is required. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Meghan Jones, NCCP Level 3 January 15 - March 12 (No class February 5) 8 classes l Wednesdays l 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $105 + GST l #9990

NEW! Writing the Seasons Our life patterns journey around in cycles and spirals. We will use the seasons summer, fall, winter, and spring as inspiration for self-reflection, to free our inner rhythms, to glean personal insights, to open up our creativity and unlock the muse. This will develop our courage as writers and help us become a more alert and vital human beings. Open to all writers. Elevation Place Instructor: Wilma Rubens February 5 - 26 4 classes l Wednesdays l 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. $78 + GST l #9992

Monet for a Day” 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! Elevation Place Instructor: Alexander Ivanov Note: Program supplies are included in the course fee. February 23 1 class l Sunday l 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $83 + GST l #9939

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Recreation Department Reiki Reiki

First Degree Reiki Reiki is a healing system that uses the Universal (Rei) Life Force Energy (Ki) to heal and promote balance on all levels: physical, spiritual, mental and emotional. The benefits include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Learn how to apply Reiki to others as well as yourself. Certificate and practice time included. Elevation Place Instructor: Christi Adair, Usui and Karuna Reiki Master January 12 1 class l Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. $144 + GST l #10004

Second Degree Reiki Second Degree covers theoretic and practical use of at a minimum the three traditional Reiki symbols, to enhance emotional well-being and practice distance healing. Full treatment practice and certificate is included in this class. Prerequisite: First Degree Reiki. Elevation Place Instructor: Christi Adair, Usui and Karuna Reiki Master February 2 1 class l Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. $144 + GST l #10005

Avoid disappointment! Register for the course at least one week prior to start date. Advanced Reiki Advanced Reiki covers theoretical and practical use of the Traditional Usui Master symbol, making a crystal grid, charge crystals with Reiki Energy and how to use a pendulum. Full treatment practice and certificate is included in this class. Wear something comfortable and bring a blanket and pillow, a journal with pen and water. Prerequisite: First and Second Degree Reiki. Elevation Place Instructor: Christi Adair, Usui and Karuna Reiki Master March 2 1 class l Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. $144 + GST l #10006

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 Elevation Place with an e-mail address. Please stop by the customer experience desk or send an e-mail to elevationplace@canmore.ca to find out how you can start using on-line services today! In Person: Elevation Place Monday to Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 9:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m. By Phone: Call 403.678.8920 leave your name, phone number and registration information. By Fax: At 403.678.8934

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First Aid

First Aid First aid course materials are included in the course fee. After successful completion of any of these courses, you will receive a Red Cross Card valid for 3 years.

Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C Basic life support skills for those with easy access to Emergency medical Services. Focus is on casualty assessment, airway management, control of bleeding, and prevention of further injury until medical help is available. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Mike Geisler January 23 1 class l Thursday l 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l #10017 Elevation Place Instructor: Mike Geisler March 22 1 class l Saturday l 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l #10016 $97 + GST

Standard First Aid l CPR Level C 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. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Mike Geisler February 1 - 2 2 classes l Sat. & Sun. l 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l #10013 January 23 - 24 2 classes l Thurs. & Fri. l 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l #10019 Elevation Place Instructor: Mike Geisler March 22 - 23 2 classes l Sat. & Sun. l 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l #10015 $128 + GST

CPR Certification 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. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Mike Geisler January 24 1 class l Friday l 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. l #10014 $64 + GST

Standard First Aid Re-Certification CPR Level C This course is intended for those who have a current Standard First Aid Level C Certificate and included 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 and your SFA booklet. Elevation Place Instructor: Mike Geisler March 23 1 class l Sunday l 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. l #10018 $64 + GST

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Conversational French

Build conversation skills in a relaxed group setting. Speak French more fluently and learn to communicate with confidence! 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. Elevation Place Instructor: Magda Zablotni January 20 - March 17 (No class February 17) 8 classes l Mondays l 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. $122 + GST l #9935

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

French 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! Elevation Place Instructor: Magda Zablotni Note: Course textbook is included in the course fee. January 21 - March 11 8 classes l Tuesdays l 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. $144 + GST l #9934

Spanish Language and Culture 1 This course is designed for people who wish to learn a second or third language. Learn basic grammar, vocabulary and conversation skills and cultural topics for travel or further education. Elevation Place Instructor: Christian Lendi Note: A course textbook will cost $20 and is available to purchase from the instructor. January 20 - March 17 (No class February 17) 8 classes l Mondays l 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. $139 + GST Member l #9937

Spanish Language and Culture 2 Broaden your understanding of the Spanish language! Basic Spanish speaker will be provided with more vocabulary and structures to improve the quality of their conversations when travelling to Spanish-speaking countries. Practice speaking and listening in many different thematic settings. As well, try out some colloquial phrases to develop more native-like expression. Elevation Place Instructor: Christian Lendi Note: A course textbook will cost $20 and is available to purchase from the instructor. January 22 - March 12 8 classes l Wednesdays l 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. $139 + GST l #9938

French 2 This course is designed for those who have completed French 1 or for those who have a basic knowledge of the language and want to take it to the next level. You will improve your French language skills through vocabulary expansion, practical conversation, pronunciation, and grammar exercises. Elevation Place Instructor: Magda Zablotni Note: A course textbook will cost $20 and is available to purchase from the instructor. January 23 - March 20 (No class February 6) 8 classes l Thursdays l 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. $124 + GST l #9936

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Preschool and Child & Youth Recreation Community Classes

Preschool Programs

Registration for ALL programs from December to March begins on Monday, December 2 at 7:00 a.m.

Preschool Programs NOTE: There are no-drop-ins for Preschool Programs so please register early!

Wiggle Jiggle and Jump l 2 - 3 Years Shake your sillies out with this class designed to develop agility, balance and coordination through energetic games. Toddlers will explore a variety of equipment such as balls, hoops, parachute fun, bubbles, games and song time. Parents and caregivers must attend and join in the fun. What a great opportunity for you to meet and visit with others in your community! Elevation Place Instructor: Meghan Brown January 13 - March 10 (No class February 17) 8 classes l Mondays l 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. l #10007 January 17 - March 14 (No class February 7) 8 classes l Fridays l 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. l #10008 $56

NEW! Preschool Yoga l 3 - 5 years Children aged 3 - 5 can come enjoy a yoga class just for kids! Enjoy stories and games while exploring and learning about the poses and breathing involved with yoga. Elevation Place Instructor: Meghan Brown Children’s Yoga Training Nosara Yoga Institute January 15 - March 5 8 classes l Wednesdays l 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. l #10009 $78

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Gym and Swim l 3 - 5 years For preschoolers with energy to burn, these classes will offer a great combination of fun physical activities and swimming in the pool. Children will play games, learn water awareness and use lots of equipment under the watchful eye of our instructors. Please send your child with water and a snack. Elevation Place January 16 - March 13 (No class February 6) 8 classes l Thursdays l 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. l #10011 January 15 - March 5 8 classes l Wednesdays l 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. l #10012 Instructor: Meghan Brown January 11 - March 8 (No class February 8) 8 classes l Saturdays l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. l #10010 January 11 - March 8 (No class February 8) 8 classes l Saturdays l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. l #10215 Instructor: TBD $117


Child & Youth Programs

Child & Youth Programs Note: There are no drop-ins for Child & Youth Programs, so please register early!

Little Monet for a Day l 7 - 12 years This acrylic painting workshop is a great experience for kids ages 7 and up. Your child will be guided through a step by step learning process to create an acrylic painting from start to finish. Children will learn to make a works of art in fun atmosphere. Instruction and encouragement will bring out their talent and creativity. Elevation Place Instructor: Alexander Ivanov Note: Program supplies are included in the course fee. February 2 1 class l Sunday l 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. $50 l #9940

NEW! Pilates for Kids l 8 - 12 years Pilates for children is an excellent way to add variety to their daily physical activities. These matt based exercises will help prevent injuries that can occur thru sports or at the playground by increasing their muscular strength, balance, co-ordination and flexibility. There will also be a FUN focus by incorporating balls and bosus into the workouts. Pilates can help kids learn body awareness which can lead to improved motor development and greater self-esteem!

Teen Cardio Strength l 14 - 17 years

Elevation Place Instructor: Michelle McLaren B.Kin,RMT,STOTT Pilates Certified

Get your heart pumping and develop muscular strength and tone in this fun, strengthening and aerobic workout! In this 8 week program, you will challenge yourself to become your best as we sample many types of cardiovascular and strengthening exercises each week. No experience necessary and all fitness levels welcome. Elevation Place Instructor: Jessica Young

January 16 - March 13 (No class February 6) 8 classes l Thursdays l 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. $83 l #9967

January 22 - March 12 8 classes l Wednesdays l 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. $89 l #9968

Registration for all programs begins on

Monday, December 2 at 7:00 a.m. Registration information is listed on page 2. NEW! Yoga for Youth l 10 - 14 years This is an interactive class that focuses on making yoga fun for the kids. In a relaxed atmosphere we will be working towards increasing self-esteem, develop healthy body image. Elevation Place Instructor: Danielle Leigh Marron January 22 - March 19 9 classes l Wednesdays l 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. $78 l #10002

Zumbatomic® for Kids l 8 - 12 years Designed exclusively for kids, 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. Note: Please bring indoor running shoes and a water bottle. Elevation Place Instructor: Maria Guilhon Zumba ZIN Member & Zumbatomic® certified instructor February 4 - March 11 6 classes l Tuesdays l 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. $72 l #9965

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Early Dismissal Fridays

Early Dismissal Fridays Kid Fit After School l 6 - 12 years Looking for something for your kids to do during PD days and early dismissal Fridays? Have them join us at Elevation Place! A recreation-based program for children 6 - 12 years of age to explore a variety of activities including swimming, games, crafts, swimming, climbing and more! Elevation Place

Early Dismissal Fridays l $28 Winter 2014 January 10 l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #9979 January 17 l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #9980 February 14 l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #9981 February 28 l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #9982 March 14 l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #9983

In order to ensure a safe and positive experience with us, please note: • Participant information and a signed waiver must be completed prior to the program. Forms are available at the Elevation Place customer experience desk or on-line at www.canmore.ca. • Please remember to send a swimsuit, towel and a loonie for the lockers. Participants will receive an orientation prior to entering the pool. • Supervised lunch will take place from 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. • Participants are required to bring their own lunch, snacks, and drinks. No nuts or nut by-products. • Please send your child with a water bottle and indoor footwear. Dress for weather as most days will have outdoor activities. Register early! Minimum registration numbers must be met one week prior to start date of program to avoid cancellation.

Spring 2014 April 11 l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #10044 April 25 l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #10045 May 9 l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #10046 May 23 l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #10047 June 6 l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #10048 June 13 l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #10049 Post Care Care for your child is available after early dismissal Fridays from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Free of charge, no pre-registration required.

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Town of Canmore Refreshing Information About Bottled Water at Town of Canmore Facilities • Since 2009, with the support of the Federation of Canadian

Municipalities, the Town of Canmore phased out the sale and purchase of bottled water at our facilities where potable water is available.

• Instead of bottled water, we encourage the community to

drink our high quality municipal water, freely accessible in our facilities.

Why? • This decision is in line with the Town of Canmore’s municipal

commitment to sustainability, and supports our broader waste diversion goals, reduces litter, lowers waste disposal costs for the Town and provides an opportunity to promote our clean, safe municipal water supply.

• For most Canadians, excellent drinking water is as close as the

nearest fountain or faucet. Municipal drinking water is safe, reliable and affordable. This is certainly the case in Canmore.

We invite you back to the tap.

• Tap water is more sustainable than bottled water.

• The life cycle of a plastic water bottle creates significant amounts

of greenhouse gases, impacting the climate,and results in additional waste in landfills when they are not recycled.

We are pleased to offer our clean, safe, free municipal water in our municipal facilities.

• Water is a human right.

• Up to 40% of bottled water in Canada and the US is actually

Affordable, attractive, reusable water bottles are for sale at the Customer Experience desk.

Enjoy!

sourced from municipal tap water.

• In the vast majority of Canadian cities, tap water undergoes far

more regular and strenuous testing than bottled water.

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Big Fun Day Camps

Big Fun Day Camp Programs

General Camp Information

The Town of Canmore is pleased to provide quality day camp programs for children and youth in our community. Children will have an opportunity to participate in activities that are FUN, safe, entertaining, and meaningful.

Click on ‘Online Registration’. In order to use this service you will require an account at the Elevation Place with an e-mail address. Please stop by the customer experience desk at Elevation Place, or send an e-mail to elevationplace@canmore.ca to find out how you can start using on-line services today!

Register on-line at www.canmore.ca

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Registration starts December 2, 2013

In Person Elevation Place 700 Railway Avenue, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1P4 Email: elevationplace@canmore.ca Phone: 403.678.8920 Monday to Friday l 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday l 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Note: Payment is due at the time of registration. Programs are subject to change.

Cancellation Policy Once a camp has begun, no refunds or credits will be given, unless it is for medical reasons and the request is accompanied by a medical note. There are no refunds, transfers or credits if you cancel within one week of the camp start date.

Age Categories Unless otherwise stated, please note children must be “age appropriate” by December 31, 2014 in order to register for camp (e.g. if your child is currently 6 years old and will turn 7 by December 31, 2014 they can participate in the Big Fun 7 - 11 year old Spring day camps).

Pre and Post Care 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 - 9:00 a.m. and/or 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.).

Lunches and Snacks 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.

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 Program Coordinator (403.678.8919) at least 2 weeks prior to their camp participation to set up a meeting during which the child’s special needs will be discussed and a detailed medical questionnaire will be completed.

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Spring Break Camps

CELEBRATIONS

AROUND THE WORLD

Kinder Camp l 5 - 6 years Join us for a full day of cool games, crafts and activities. Please ensure your child has indoor shoes and outdoor footwear and clothing. Wednesdays and Fridays will include swimming so please bring a labeled bathing suit and towel. Note: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays will be based out of the Canmore Recreation Centre. Wednesdays and Fridays based out of Elevation Place. $44/day l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Opening Reception Friday, January 31, 2014 at 7 p.m. Three Sisters Gallery (2nd floor of Elevation Place) Following the Lantern Parade

Big Fun l 7 - 11 years Come in from the cold and join us for a full day of cool games, crafts and activities. Wednesdays and Fridays will include swimming so please bring a labeled bathing suit and towel. Please ensure your child has indoor shoes and outdoor footwear/clothing. Note: Mondays and Tuesdays will be based out of the Canmore Recreation Centre. Wednesdays and Fridays based out of Elevation Place. Thursdays are field trip days departing from Elevation Place. $44/day l *$56/day field trip day l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. April 1 l #10075 April 2 l #10076 April 3* l #10077 April 4 l #10079

For more information visit: www.canmore.ca/celebrations www.canmorepublicart.com/ or find us on Facebook: CanmoreArtsEvents

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Kids’ Art is not a competition, rather a celebration of the imagination, showcasing the artistic talent of children and youth in our community. This year, we are asking kids to respond to the theme of “Celebrations Around the World”, which can be interpreted using any medium of their choice. Submission Deadline: January 24, 2014 at the Canmore Civic Centre, Community Enrichment office. Only one entry piece per child will be accepted.

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Big Fun Day Camps

Big Fun Day Camp Programs


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Elevation Place Start Your Career in Aquatics! Ever wondered what it takes to become a Lifeguard, Swim Instructor or Aquatic Fitness Instructor? We are looking for qualified lifeguards and swim instructors to join our dynamic team at our brand new Aquatics Centre at Elevation Place, and we want to make it easy for you to attain the proper certification.

How to become a

How to become a

How to become a

LIFEGUARD

SWIM INSTRUCTOR

CALA AQUATIC FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

STEP 1: Bronze Medallion •

Must be 13 years or older

STEP 2: Bronze Cross 14 years old OR completion of Bronze Medallion •

STEP 1: Assistant Water Safety Instructor •

Must be 15 years or older

STEP 2: Water Safety Instructor Must be 16 years old or older • Completed AWSI

STEP 3: Standard First Aid & CPR “C” + AED

• Must

STEP 3: You are a SWIM INSTRUCTOR!

be 12 years or older

STEP 4: National Lifeguard Service (NLS) • Must

be 16 years or older Bronze Cross • Standard First Aid •

STEP 5: You are a LIFEGUARD!

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STEP 1: Vertical Water Training STEP 2: Group Aqua-fit OR Water Running Aqua-fit Specializations STEP 3: You are a CALA CERTIFIED AQUA-FIT INSTRUCTOR! (Canadian Aqua-fitness Leaders Alliance)

For more information on how we can help you qualify, or to apply for a position contact the Aquatics Department at 403.678.8930


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Elevation Place Lifeguards and Swim Instructors wanted. Aquatic Emergency Care/Standard First Aid The items covered in the Aquatic Emergency Care course include resuscitation skills, dealing with strains and sprains and treatment of poisons, burns, breaks and other injuries. This course is a pre-requisite to the NLS award.

Bronze Cross

We are looking for qualified lifeguards and swim instructors to join our dynamic team at our brand new Aquatics Centre at Elevation Place. These Lifesaving classes are being offered to help you get or update your certification. For more information on these classes, to apply for a position contact the Aquatics Department at 403.678.8918.

Bronze Medallion Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Savers 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. Pre-requisite: 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. Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion.

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: successful completion of Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid or AEC and CPR. Must be 16 years of age or older.

Swim Instructor For more information regarding becoming a Water Safety Instructor please contact the Aquatics Department at 403.678.8918.

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre Elevation Place Aquatics Centre PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO classes the weekend of February 7 - 9 and 15 - 17, 2014.

Registration for ALL Recreation programs from January to March begins on Monday, December 2 at 7:00 a.m.

Elevation Place: 403.678.8920 Supervisor of Aquatics and Fitness and Wellness Michelle McLaren 403.678.8930 mmclaren@canmore.ca Aquatics Coordinator Ryan Baird 403.678.8918 rbaird@canmore.ca

Aquatics Centre Drop In Class Schedule Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Aqua-Fitness

Aqua-Fitness

Aqua-Fitness

Aqua-Fitness

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Aqua Tabata

Aqua Yoga

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Aqua-Fitness

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Core Drop-In Programs are included with an Elevation Place Membership or Daily Admission

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Core Aquatics Classes Aqua Fitness You don’t need to be a swimmer to enjoy these water-based fitness classes. They incorporate cardio, muscle conditioning and flexibility exercises. The water can be used to offer a variety of intensity levels that is right for you!

Aqua Tabata

NEW! Aqua Run Add variety to your running routine with a run in the water. This is an excellent way to increase your weekly mileage without increased impact on your joints. These classes teach proper running form for the water and incorporate aerobic workouts with anaerobic ones. All fitness levels are welcome. Pre-registration is required. January 16 - Febraury 6 4 classes l Thursdays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. l #10206

This fitness class is based around high intensity training where an aqua-based exercise is done at a high intensity for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds rest. Each set lasts a total of 4 minutes. Tabata training has been proven to be a very effective way of achieving weight loss.

February 27 - March 20 4 classes l Thursdays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. l #10207

Aqua Yoga

This is an aquafitness class where parents and caregivers can get a great cardio and muscle conditioning workout with their little ones! The child must be between 6 to 18 months old and be wearing proper pool attire (ie: little swimmers etc.). Extra layers (such as onesies) are recommended to help keep them warm in the water. So come on down to the pool and make a splash with your little one in tow! Pre-registration is required.

Immerse yourself in warmer water and try this yoga infused aqua class. The class is designed to flow from one sequence to another. Options will be provided to accommodate varied levels of ability.

$48 + GST

NEW! Parent and Tot Aqua Fitness

Aqua Based Fitness Programs

January 17 - Febraury 14 (No class February 7) 4 classes l Fridays l 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. l #10208

NEW! Aqua Spin

February 28 - March 21 4 classes l Fridays l 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. l #10209 $48 + GST

Take your ride into the pool! This class immerses you and the Hydrorider bike into the water. See how spinning in the pool can improve leg and core strength by adding the resistance of the water to your cycling routine. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to class start time to get your Hydrorider fitted before putting it in the water. Aqua Spin attire: bathing suit with “cycling” type shorts and WATER SHOES ARE A MUST! Register EARLY as there are only 5 spots per class. Pre-registration is required. January 13 - Febraury 3 4 classes l Mondays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. l #10200 February 24 - March 17 4 classes l Mondays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. l #10201 January 15 - Febraury 5 4 classes l Wednesdays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. l #10202 February 26 - March 19 4 classes l Wednesdays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. l #10203 January 14 - Febraury 4 4 classes l Tuesdays l 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. l #10204 February 25 - March 18 4 classes l Tuesdays l 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. l #10205 $90 + GST

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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Teen and Adult Learn to Swim

Monday, Wednesday, Friday l 6:00 - 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday l 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday l 12:10 - 12:50 p.m.

This class is for adults who would like to increase their comfort in the water and learn some stroke skills. Classes are taught by a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and are designed to be flexible in that they allow the instructor and participants to tailor the curriculum to meet individuals’ needs. The class comes in two levels: Beginner and Intermediate. Beginners are learning to orient themselves in the water by becoming comfortable with submersion, floating, gliding and developing basic stroke techniques. Intermediates are comfortable in the deep end of the pool and are looking to make their stroke technique more efficient. Pre-registration is required.

Please contact Don Tremblay: coachdontremblay@gmail.com to register

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

Adult Fitness Swim Taken swim lessons but not quite ready for Masters? Looking for a quality workout? Pick up some stroke tips, add strength, endurance, and distance to your workout. Relax in the hot tub and steam room afterwards. Pre-registration is required.

Beginner January 16 - March 6 8 classes l Thursdays l 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. $76 + GST l #10191

January 14 - March 4 8 classes l Tuesdays l 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. $115 + GST l #10188

Intermediate January 16 - March 6 8 classes l Thursdays l 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. $76 + GST l #10192

January 14 - February 6 8 classes l Tuesdays & Thursdays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. $115 + GST l #10189 February 18 - March 13 8 classes l Tuesdays & Thursdays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. $115 + GST l #10190

Registration for ALL Recreation programs from January to March begins on Monday, December 2 at 7:00 a.m.

Aqua Sport l 8 - 12 years Ever wondered what it would be like to play hockey underwater or maybe try water polo or kayaking? This is the time to explore and play different water sports with your friends. There will be an instructor to guide you and teach the basic skills of each activity. Pre-registration is required. January 17 - February 14 (No class February 7) 4 classes l Fridays l 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. $41 + GST l #10186 February 28 - March 21 4 classes l Fridays l 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. $41 + GST l #10187

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Professional Development CANADIAN

Assistant Water Safety Instructor

RED CROSS

This certification course is the prerequisite 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. Pre-requisite: Must be 15 years old. February 21, 22 & 23 Friday l 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $335 + GST l #10195

Water Safety Instructor This course prepares candidates to instruct 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. CANADIAN

National Lifeguard Award The NL 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. NL education is designed to develop a sound understanding of lifeguard principles, good judgment and a mature and responsible attitude toward becoming a professional lifeguard. Pre-requisite: Must bring proof of Aquatic Emergency Care or Standard First Aid and be 16 years old. Weekend One: February 28, March 1, 2 Friday l 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Weekend Two: March 14, 15 & 16 Friday l 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $361 + GST l #10196

RED CROSS

Pre-requisite: Must bring proof of Assistant Water Safety Instructor course or be 16 years of age. January 17, 18 & 19 Friday l 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $280 + GST l #10193

Re-Certifications Water Safety Instructor This is a re-certification to a previously held WSI award. Pre-requisite: Must bring proof of current WSI certification. CANADIAN

RED CROSS

April 27 Sunday l 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l $94 + GST l #10199

National Lifeguard Re-Cert This is a re-certification to a previously held NL award.

Aquatic Emergency Care Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC) provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR as well as skills specific to emergencies in an aquatic setting. This standard first aid course is recommended for lifeguards, aquatic instructors, lifesavers, and other individuals who may need to respond to a first aid emergency in an aquatic setting. Includes CPR-C/AED certification Pre-requisite: Must be 14 years or older. January 25 & 26 Saturday and Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $223 + GST l #10194

Pre-requisite: Must bring proof of current NL award. April 13 Sunday l 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. l $87 + GST l #10198

Aquatic Emergency Care & Standard First Aid, Level C CPR & AED This is a re-certification to a previously held AEC and/or SFA award. Pre-requisite: Must bring proof of current AEC or SFA award. March 10 Monday l 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. l $74 + GST l #10197

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

swim swim swim swim swim swim Preschool and Youth Swim Programs 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 in. Please contact the Aquatics Department at 403.678.8918 to arrange a time.

Parented Programs

Private Swim Instruction One-on-one instruction is available. January 11 - March 15 (No classes February 8 & 15) 8 classes l Saturdays Swim Kids 5-10 and Adults only 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. l #10144 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. l #10145 Preschool to Swim Kids 10 and Adults 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. l #10146 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. l #10147 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. l #10148

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

$240 + GST January 12 - March 16 (No classes February 9 & 16) 8 classes l Sundays Preschool to Swim Kids 10 and Adults 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. l #10149 $240 + GST

Duck l 18 months to 36 months • 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.

Parented Sea Turtle l 36 months + • In this program, the parent/caregiver actively participates with their child for the duration of the program. • 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. • One parent per child

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

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Unparented Programs for Children 3 - 5 years 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.

Sea Otter 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.

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.

Sunfish • 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 • 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.

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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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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Monday, December 2 at 7:00 a.m. Red Cross Swim Preschool

Registration information is listed on page 2.

January 11 - March 15 8 classes l Saturdays l $49 (No class February 8 & 15)

January 12 - March 16 8 classes l Sundays l $49 (No class February 9 & 16)

#10080 Star Fish 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. #10086 Duck 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. #10108 Parented Sea Turtle 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. #10020 Sea Turtle 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. #10027 Sea Turtle 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. #10021 Sea Turtle 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. #10050 Sea Otter 9:00 - 9:30 a.m #10051 Sea Otter 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. #10033 Salamander 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. #10100 Sunfish 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. #10157 Crocodile 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. #10161 Whale 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

#10081 Star Fish 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. #10087 Duck 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. #10109 Parented Sea Turtle 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. #10022 Sea Turtle 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. #10052 Sea Otter 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. #10032 Salamander 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. #10101 Sunfish 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

January 13 - February 5 8 classes l Mondays & Wednesdays l $49 #10082 Star Fish #10088 Duck #10023 Sea Turtle #10053 Sea Otter #10034 Salamander #10102 Sunfish

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

February 24 - March 19 8 classes l Mondays & Wednesdays l $49 #10083 Star Fish #10089 Duck #10024 Sea Turtle #10054 Sea Otter #10035 Salamander #10103 Sunfish

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


BOAT Pleasure l Craft Operator

Avoid disappointment! Register for the course at least one week prior to start date.

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). •

January 14 - March 4 8 classes l Sundays l $49 #10110 Parented Sea Turtle #10028 Sea Turtle #10057 Sea Otter #10036 Salamander #10105 Sunfish #10159 Crocodile #10164 Whale

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

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 403.678.8918 for more information.

January 14 - February 6 8 classes l Tuesdays & Thursdays l $49 #10025 Sea Turtle #10055 Sea Otter #10039 Salamander #10158 Crocodile #10162 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.

February 25 - March 20 8 classes l Tuesdays & Thursdays l $49 #10026 Sea Turtle #10056 Sea Otter #10104 Sunfish #10160 Crocodile #10163 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.

January 16 - March 16 8 classes l Thursdays l $49 #10029 Sea Turtle #10058 Sea Otter #10037 Salamander #10106 Sunfish

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

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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Red Cross Swim Kids In this Canadian Red Cross learn to swim program. Participants will be challenged in three areas: Swimming, Fitness Activities and Skills and Water Safety (Red Cross recommends all children entering into the program be 6 years old on the first day.)

Swim Kids 1 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.

Swim Kids 3 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.

Swim Kids 4 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.

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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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.

Swim Kids 7 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.

Swim Kids 8 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 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 10 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.

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


Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

Red Cross Swim Kids

January 11 - March 15 8 classes l Saturdays (No class February 8 & 15) #10114 Level #10118 Level #10122 Level #10123 Level #10129 Level #10130 Level #10134 Level #10139 Level #10165 Level #10170 Level #10175 Level #10180 Level

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

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $49 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. $49 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. $49 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. $49 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. $49 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. $49 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. $56 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. $56 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $67 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $67 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $67 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $67

January 12 - March 16 8 classes l Sundays (No class February 9 & 16) #10115 Level #10119 Level #10124 Level #10131 Level #10135 Level #10140 Level #10166 Level #10171 Level #10176 Level #10181 Level

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $49 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. $49 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $49 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. $49 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $56 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $56 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $67 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $67 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $67 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $67

January 13 - February 5 8 classes l Mondays & Wednesdays #10116 Level #10120 Level #10125 Level #10132 Level #10136 Level #10141 Level #10167 Level #10172 Level #10177 Level #10182 Level

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

4:15 - 4:45 p.m. $49 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. $49 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. $49 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. $49 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. $56 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. $56 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. $67 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. $67 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. $67 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. $67

February 24 - March 19 8 classes l Mondays & Wednesdays #10117 Level #10121 Level #10126 Level #10133 Level #10137 Level #10142 Level #10168 Level #10173 Level #10178 Level #10183 Level

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

4:15 - 4:45 p.m. $49 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. $49 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. $49 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. $49 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. $56 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. $56 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. $67 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. $67 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. $67 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. $67

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Elevation Place Climbing Gym

Getting Started at the Wall The climbing wall is open to climbers of all abilities and

Registration for ALL Recreation programs from January to March begins on Monday, December 2 at 7:00 a.m.

Climbing Gym Features •

Over 1000 m2 (11,000 ft²) square feet of climbing surface • Walls up to 14 m (45’) tall • Varied terrain with over 100 color-coded climbs for climbers of all abilities • Over 40 top rope anchors to choose from with many set for lead climbing • Six automatic belay systems • Extensive bouldering terrain • Speed climbing wall

Hours Open Access Hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Statutory Holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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experiences. Novices can boulder or use the automatic belay systems and experienced climbers can also top rope climb or lead climb once they pass the appropriate Belay Tests.

Step 1: The Customer Experience Desk When you arrive at the Customer Experience desk, tell them that you want to climb today, that it is your first visit, and whether you need equipment rentals or a Belay Test. If it is your first time climbing, you can boulder with nothing more than snug-fitting and clean soled indoor footwear – although climbing shoes can help. If you want to try the automatic belay system, you will need to rent a harness – or both shoes and a harness (the Package). Equipment Rentals Climbing Shoes

Fee (+ GST) $5

Harness $5 Belay Device

$2

Chalk Bag

$2

Package (Shoes, Harness, Belay Device, Chalk Bag) $10 Member/ Youth Package Deal Orientation fees Waivers and Orientation (Bouldering) Automatic Belay System Orientation course and test

$8 Fee (+ GST) No charge No charge

Elevation Place Top Rope Belay Test Note: Prior top rope belaying experience is required for this test.

$5

Lead Belay Test Note: Prior lead climbing experience is required for this test.

$7


Step 2: The Climbing Desk Once into the facility, go to the climbing desk with your receipts and tell them that it is your first visit. You’ll fill out a waiver there and wait for one of our regularly scheduled orientations so you can start bouldering. Note: Climbers under 18 must have their waiver completed by a parent or legal guardian. Once you have completed an orientation you can sign up for an Automatic Belay System Orientation or a Belay Test.

Age and Access Guidelines 4 - 8 years: Requires adult supervision at all times in the climbing facility. Must have a waiver completed by a parent or legal guardian to access the facility. Bouldering: Complete the Orientation AND adult supervision. Climbing with the automatic belay system: Complete the Automatic Belay System Orientation AND adult supervision. (One system is for climbers 14 kg+ and the others are for climbers 25 kg+) Top rope climbing: Belayer must pass the Elevation Place Top Rope Belay Test. Top rope belaying: Elevation Place programs only.

13 - 15 years: Must have a waiver completed by a parent or legal guardian to access the facility. Bouldering: Complete the Orientation. Climbing with the automatic belay system: Complete the Automatic Belay System Orientation. Top rope climb and belay: Belayer must pass the Elevation Place Top Rope Belay Test. Lead climb and belay: Pass the Lead Belay Test AND supervised by an adult who has passed the Lead Belay Test.

16+ years: Must have a waiver completed to access the facility. Climbers under age 18 must have the waiver completed by a parent or legal guardian. Bouldering: Complete the Orientation. Climbing with the automatic belay system: Complete the Automatic Belay System Orientation. Top rope climbing: Belayer must pass the Elevation Place Top Rope Belay Test. Lead climb and belay: Pass the Lead Belay Test.

9 - 12 years: Requires adult supervision at all times in the climbing facility. Must have a waiver completed by a parent or legal guardian to access the facility. Bouldering: Complete the Orientation AND adult supervision. Climbing with the automatic belay system: Complete the Automatic Belay SystemOrientation AND adult supervision. (One system is for climbers 14 kg+ and the others are for climbers 25 kg+) Top rope climbing: Belayer must pass the Elevation Place Top Rope Belay Test. Top rope belaying: Pass the Elevation Place Top Rope Belay Test AND supervised by an adult who has passed the Elevation Place Top Rope Belay Test or higher.

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Elevation Place Climbing Gym

Climbing Core Programs Included with Membership or Day Pass Introduction to Climbing Movement Climbing is natural and intuitive, but after you learn a few new techniques in this class, you will have new places and steeper climbs to explore! We recommend that you bring or rent climbing shoes for this fundamentals class. Ages 13+

Introduction to Climbing: Kids and Parents This drop-in class introduces children ages 4 - 10 years and their parents to climbing on our indoor climbing wall. Kids will have an opportunity to try bouldering and automatic belay system climbing and parents will learn about climbing opportunities and how to help their children play on the wall. Please bring clean indoor footwear and we’ll provide the climbing harnesses for this session. Maximum group size is six children and their parents.

Conditioning for Climbing Although the best way to train for climbing is to climb, intermediate and above climbers can benefit from additional core, forearm and flexibility training. This 45 minute drop-in class will introduce some great training additions to your regular climbing plan. Ages 13+

Avoid disappointment! Register for the course at least one week prior to start date.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Conditioning for Climbing

Thursday

Friday

Introduction to Climbing: Kids and Parents

Introduction to Climbing Movement

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Introduction to Climbing Movement

Conditioning for Climbing

Introduction to Climbing Movement

6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Core Drop-In Programs are included with an Elevation Place Membership or Daily Admission

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climb climb climb climb climb climb Registered Programs Learn to Climb l 13+ years Have you been bouldering and climbing on the automatic belay systems and are ready to try the top rope climbing you have been watching? Do you want to take your kids climbing on other parts of the wall? Did you climb years ago, but feel rusty on the technical skills of climbing? If the answer to any of these question is YES, then this is the course for you! This professionally instructed, two hour course includes all climbing equipment and will give you the skills to pass the Elevation Place Top Rope Belay Test. You will learn how to use several types of climbing harnesses, tie the most important knot in climbing, belay with two common belay devices and learn the skills and safety procedures for indoor top rope climbing.

Learn to Climb l 13+ years $42 + GST

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Private Learn to Climb Don’t see the dates you prefer? Bring a group together for a private course on your schedule (some date and time restrictions apply). Call 403.678.8926 (Climbing Program Coordinator) or 403.678.8927 (Climbing Gym Supervisor) 2 - 4 participants: $60 + GST each 5 - 8 participants: $50 + GST each

Learn to Lead l 15+ years Are you ready to take your climbing to the next level? Do you want to build some of the foundation skills for climbing outside? Lead climbing adds challenge and commitment to climbs and opens opportunities for further development. This professionally instructed three hour course covers lead climbing belaying, clipping, lead climbing strategy and managing the risks around lead climbing falls. Participants should be comfortable top rope belaying and be able to climb 5.9 routes. January 4 1 class l Saturday l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #10263

#10217

Tuesday, January 7

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#10216

Sunday, January 12

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#10218

Thursday, January 16

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#10219

Saturday, January 18

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#10220

Tuesday, January 21

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

March 29 1 class l Saturday l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #10265

#10222

Sunday, January 26

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

$90 + GST

#10221

Thursday, January 30

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#10223

Saturday, February 1

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#10224

Tuesday, February 4

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#10225

Sunday, February 9

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#10226

Thursday, February 13

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#10227

Saturday, February 15

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#10228

Tuesday, February 18

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#10229

Sunday, February 23

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#10230

Thursday, February 27

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#10231

Tuesday, March 4

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#10232

Saturday, March 8

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#10233

Tuesday, March 11

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#10234

Sunday, March 16

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#10235

Thursday, March 20

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#10236

Saturday, March 22

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#10237

Tuesday, March 25

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#10238

Sunday, March 30

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

February 15 1 class l Saturday l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #10264

Private Learn to Lead Don’t see the dates you prefer? Bring a group together for a private course on your schedule (some date and time restrictions apply). Call 403.678.8926 (Climbing Program Coordinator) or 403.678.8927 (Climbing Gym Supervisor) 2 - 4 participants: $120 + GST each 5 - 8 participants: $100 + GST each

Women’s Climbing Series l 16+ years This climbing series is designed for women seeking to develop as climbers in the company of other committed climbers. The course will develop technical skills, movement skills, strength and confidence with our skilled coaches and specialist guest instructors. Pre-requisite: Pass the Elevation Place Top Rope Belay Test prior to enrollment.

January 7 - February 11 6 classes l Tuesdays l 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. l #10254 February 18 - March 25 6 classes l Tuesdays l 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. l #10255 $150 + GST

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Climbing Performance Series

Mature Movement l 50 years +

If you’re ready to take your climbing to the next level, then these are the group training and coaching programs for you! Small group sizes and customized coaching will give you the technique and training tools you need to start climbing a number grade harder. Prerequisites: 13 + years and have completed a Top Rope Belay Test (How to Climb 5.10) or the Lead Climbing Belay Test (How to Climb 5.11 or higher).

For older adults looking to round out their activities, look no further than the Climbing Gym at Elevation Place. With permanently set up top ropes and high quality route setting, there’s minimal impact on the body, in fact, it’s more like a vertical dance than anything else, and who doesn’t like to dance?

How to Climb 5.10

January 10 - February 14 6 classes l Fridays l 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. l #10259

January 8 - 29 4 classes l Wednesdays l 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. l #10251 $100 + GST

How to Climb 5.11 February 5 - 26 4 classes l Wednesdays l 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. l #10252 $100 + GST

January 7 - February 11 6 classes l Tuesdays l 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. l #10258

February 18 - March 24 6 classes l Tuesdays l 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. l #10260 February 21 - March 27 6 classes l Fridays l 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. l #10261 $100 + GST

How to Climb 5.12 March 5 - 26 4 classes l Wednesdays l 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. l #10253 $100 + GST

Registration for all programs begins on

Monday, December 2 at 7:00 a.m. Registration information is listed on page 2.

Skill Builder Series Skill Builder 1 This 4 week course gives students an introduction to all facets of the sport of indoor climbing. Topics include top rope belaying, movement skills, an introduction to training for climbing, and touches on more advanced skills such as rappelling and lead climbing. Prerequisite: 13+ years. January 20 - February 10 4 classes l Mondays l 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. l #10256 $110 + GST

Skill Builder 2 If you’re a competent top rope climbing looking to break into the world of lead climbing while developing your movement skills this is the course for you. Lead climbing and belaying, advanced movement as well as more advanced rope and anchor techniques will be covered in this jam packed course. Prerequisites: 16+ years. Participants should have passed a Top Rope Belay Test and be comfortable climbing 5.9 routes.

Child and Youth Programs Wall Crawlers l 4 - 5 years Kids love to climb, and while they may not be ready for the bigger walls, they can cut their teeth on the kids wall, a lower angle, beginner friendly surface. If you think about it, climbing is just crawling on a steeper grade – it’s a natural evolution for them. January 7 - February 4 5 classes l Tuesdays l 10:30 - 11:25 a.m. l #10276 January 9 - February 6 5 classes l Thursdays l 2:30 - 3:25 p.m. l #10277 January 5 - February 2 5 classes l Sundays l 10:30 - 11:25 a.m. l #10278 February 11 - March 18 (No class February 18) 5 classes l Tuesdays l 10:30 - 11:25 a.m. l #10279

February 24 - March 17 4 classes l Mondays l 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. l #10257

February 9 - March 23 (No class February 16 or March 2) 5 classes l Sundays l 10:30 - 11:25 a.m. l #10280

$145 + GST

$64

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LEAP l 6 - 8 years

LEAP l 9 - 11 years

Learn, Explore, Active, Playing. In today’s world, creative and cooperative physical activity is essential to the growth of our future generation. LEAP is designed to get your kids hooked on climbing with lots of top rope climbing, automatic belay system climbing and bouldering! Smaller ratios and energetic staff make for a fun experience and lots of climbing! 6 - 8 years (Maximum class size 8)

Learn, Explore, Active, Playing. In today’s world, creative and cooperative physical activity is essential to the growth of our future generation. LEAP is designed to get your kids hooked on climbing! During this program they will learn some basic technical skills, some basic technique instruction, but most importantly how to have fun and stay safe in the climbing gym. 9 - 11 years (Maximum class size 10)

January 9 - February 6 5 classes l Thursdays l 4:00 - 5:20 p.m. l #10281

January 7 - February 4 5 classes l Tuesdays l 4:00 - 5:20 p.m. l #10290

January 18 - February 15 5 classes l Saturdays l 9:00 - 10:20 a.m. l #10285

January 18 - February 15 5 classes l Saturdays l 10:30 - 11:50 a.m. l #10293

January 5 - February 2 5 classes l Sundays l 9:00 - 10:20 a.m. l #10304

January 5 - February 2 5 classes l Sundays l 11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. l #10294

February 13 - March 20 (No class February 20 ) 5 classes l Thursdays l 4:00 - 5:20 p.m. l #10284

February 11 - March 18 (No class February 18) 5 classes l Tuesdays l 4:00 - 5:20 p.m. l #10292

February 22 - March 22 5 classes l Saturdays l 9:00 - 10:20 a.m. l #10287

February 22 - March 22 5 classes l Saturdays l 10:30 - 11:50 a.m. l #10291

February 9 - March 23 (No class February 16 or March 2) 5 classes l Sundays l 9:00 - 10:20 a.m. l #10286

February 9 - March 23 (No class February 16 or March 2) 5 classes l Sundays l 11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. l #10295

February 18 - February 21 (Reduced rate $75 + GST) 4 classes l Tuesday - Friday l 1:00 - 2:20 p.m. l #10289

February 18 - February 21 (Reduced rate $60 + GST) 4 classes l Tuesday - Friday l 2:30 - 3:50 p.m. l #10297

March 24 - March 28 (Spring Break) 5 classes l Monday - Friday l 1:00 - 2:20 p.m. l #10283

March 24 - March 28 (Spring Break) 5 classes l Monday - Friday l 2:30 - 3:50 p.m. l #10296

March 31 - April 4 (Spring Break) 5 classes l Monday - Friday l 1:00 - 2:20 p.m. l #10288

March 31 - April 4 (Spring Break) 5 classes l Monday - Friday l 2:30 - 3:50 p.m. l #10298

$92

$75

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climb climb climb climb climb climb Junior Development Team l 10 - 16 years

Corporate Retreats

The Junior Development program is designed for those youth looking to improve their skills in a more structured training environment. Sessions will focus on a physical and technical skill development with a strong emphasis on having FUN. Note: Climbers must have completed a LEAP program AND have passed an Elevation Place Top Rope Belay Test to enroll in this performance based program.

Everyone knows building a successful business means building a strong team. Getting everyone on board and rowing the boat in the same direction is the key to that strength. Our dynamic corporate retreats are designed to inspire your team, build trust, and solve problems creatively and – all while having a ton of fun. Call 403.678.8927 (Climbing Gym Supervisor) or 403.678.8926 (Climbing Program Coordinator) to build a custom retreat package today!

January 9 - February 6 5 classes l Thursdays l 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. l #10303 January 12 - February 9 5 classes l Sundays l 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. l #10300 February 13 - March 20 (No class February 20) 5 classes l Thursdays l 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. l #10299 $125

Kid Fit Afterschool l 6 - 12 years Early Dismissal Fridays Looking for something for your kids to do during PD days and early dismissal Fridays? Have them join us at Elevation Place! This is a recreation-based program for children 6 - 12 years of age to explore a variety of activities including swimming, games, crafts, swimming, climbing and more! For more information, please see page 24 of this guide.

Adult Private Programs and Bookings Private Custom Climbing Lesson Do you want to take your climbing to the next level or simply receive some professional instruction during a time that fits your schedule? Many of our courses can be booked privately or you can create custom lessons created with specific outcomes in mind. Call 403.678.8927 (Climbing Gym Supervisor) or 403.678.8926 (Climbing Program Coordinator) for more information or to book.

Private Coaching and Personal Training The Town of Canmore is lucky to have some of Canada’s most talented climbers and athletes living and working right here in the Bow Valley. If you are ready to push your physical limits, deepen your movement repertoire and become the best climber you can be, then call to book a private coaching session or sessions with our world-class staff. Call 403.678.8927 (Climbing Gym Supervisor) or 403.678.8926 (Climbing Program Coordinator) for more information or to book.

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Youth Event Bookings School & Youth Groups Let’s face it, kids LOVE to climb. Trees, houses, rocks, you name it, they’ll climb it. After all, it’s fun. So why not encourage them? The Elevation Place is the perfect facility to accommodate a large group of students. We have the necessary equipment, staff and height to make any kid whoop with delight. We also have a progressive program for groups who come in on a regular basis. Call 403.678.8927 (Climbing Gym Supervisor) or 403.678.8926 (Climbing Program Coordinator) for pricing details and booking availability.

Birthday Parties l Rock Star! l 5 years + Don’t want them climbing your walls at home? Let them climb our walls instead. We offer a party experience where kids can scramble to their heart’s content. Our highly trained staff takes care of everything including harnesses and belaying. So just sit back and watch them soar. They might even be too tired to open presents and eat cake, but it’s not likely. Participants will need clean indoor shoes. Climbing Gym, Elevation Place, 700 Railway Avenue Member: $79 + GST for four climbers, $16 + GST for each additional climber. Non-Member: $99 + GST for four climbers, $20 + GST for each additional climber. Total party booking: 1 hour of climbing and 1 hour of party room use. For more information or booking requests, please call our Customer Experience staff at 403.678.8920 or e-mail us at party_bookings@canmore.ca.

Scale and Splash! l 10 years + Combine a climbing session and some pool time for an even more adventurous party. For more information. Please ssee page 49 of this guide.


Town of Canmore

Dog Licence Information Five Great Reasons to Licence Your Dog 1. The dog tag number can be searched on the Town of Canmore web page so if someone finds your dog they can notify you directly. 2. Your dog will receive a Free Ride Home*, thereby avoiding kennel and impound fees. 3. A portion of the Dog Licence fees go toward supporting the Bow Valley SPCA, a no kill, no cage, care and adoption centre located right here in Canmore. 4. Dog licensing fees pay for doggie waste bag stations and Veterinary fees for sick or injured abandoned, domestic animals. 5. Help us keep track of the dog population in Canmore. The more dogs licensed, the better chances we have of introducing more programs and pet friendly spaces.

Where and When to Licence Your Dog? Licenses can be purchased at the Civic Centre 902 7th Avenue downtown Canmore. As soon as you move to Canmore or become an owner of a dog, you can licence him!

How Much Does it Cost? 1 year licence l $ 55.00 3 year licence l $114.00

Questions? Call Bylaw Services at 403.678.4244 or email bylaw@canmore.ca Available 7 days a week 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

*Free Ride Home Program Applies to dogs that have a valid licence in the Town of Canmore and one occurrence is permitted per year. Certain circumstances shall void the return of an animal for free.

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Birthday Party Packages It’s Your Party, so Let’s Celebrate! The Town of Canmore has a variety of children’s birthday party themes to choose from. Whether it’s making a splash, climbing the walls, or skating up a storm, your child’s party will be an event to remember! Every birthday party package includes: k

A reserved party room

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A special treat for the birthday child

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A lot of fun!

Food and decorations are the responsibility of the renter. A minimum of three to five weeks booking notice is requested and rentals are subject to availability. Each participant will require a signed waiver by a parent or legal guardian. For more information or booking requests, please call our Customer Experience Team at 403.678.8920 or e-mail us at party_bookings@canmore.ca. Party times are available on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Rock Star! l 5 years + Don’t want them climbing your walls at home? Let them climb our walls instead. We offer a party experience where kids can scramble to their heart’s content. Our highly trained staff takes care of everything including harnesses and belaying. So just sit back and watch them soar. They might even be too tired to open presents and eat cake, but it’s not likely. Participants will need clean indoor shoes. Climbing Gym Elevation Place, 700 Railway Avenue Member: $79 + GST for four climbers $16 + GST for each additional participant Non-Member: $99 + GST for four climbers $20 + GST for each additional participant Total party booking: 1 hour of climbing and 1 hour of party room use.

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Splash Party Make your party a SPLASH! Kids will love getting soaked with our spray features, swirling in the lazy river, racing in the lap pool, diving for rings, chillin’ in the hot tub, and zipping down our massive water slide. After you’ve worked up an appetite, take a break for cake in our pool side party room. Aquatic Centre Elevation Place, 700 Railway Avenue Package rates are dependent on the number of participants and the length of the party. • Please contact party_bookings@canmore.ca for more information. •

Children 9 years of age and over require 1 adult per 6 kids. Children 8 years of age and under require 1 adult per 4 kids. Adults are required to accompany children in the water. Maximum 12 kids.

Scale and Splash l 10 years + Looking for a fun and unique party experience? This package gives your child the best of both worlds – climbing and swimming! Our highly trained staff takes care of everything and will have them climbing in no time. When they can go no higher let them make a SPLASH at the pool! Participants will need clean indoor shoes and swim gear. Climbing Gym and Aquatic Centre Elevation Place, 700 Railway Avenue Package rates are dependent on the number of participants and the length of the party. • Please contact party_bookings@canmore.ca for more information. •

Children 9 years of age and over require 1 adult per 6 kids. Children 8 years of age and under require 1 adult per 4 kids. Adults are required to accompany children in the water. Maximum 12 kids.

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Recreation Centre

Canmore Recreation Centre For more information or to book one of the above facilities, please contact the Facility Booking Coordinator at 403.678.7135 or by email facility_bookings@canmore.ca

Ha Ling Conference Room

Arenas: Alex Kaleta and Thelma Crowe

(2) 200’ x 85’ NHL size ice surfaces

Electronic score clocks in each arena

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Ideal for meetings, workshops, presentations Capacity: 25 - 35 people seated Free wireless internet Projector screen Wall mounted tack-boards TV/ DVD Whiteboard; flipchart; podium (upon request)

Audio system and microphone in each arena (upon request)

4 dressing rooms in each arena

Alex Kaleta includes stadium seating for 700 spectators

Peaks of Grassi Gymnasium Ideal for birthday parties, gymnastics, martial arts, fitness and wellness programs

Lady MacDonald Community Hall

Ideal for banquets, year-end parties, wedding receptions, large meetings and presentations

Capacity: 125 people seated; 240 people standing

50’ x 60’ spring floor

Gymnastics equipment: Balance beam, spring boards, trampolines, parallel bars, uneven bars, vault, rings

Bar facility (with fridge, freezer, sink and ice machine) included with rental

Assorted mats and soft play shapes

Kitchen (available for additional charge)

Spectator bleachers

Free wireless internet

TV/DVD/CD/Audio connector (for iPod, MP3, etc.)

Projector screen

Wall mirrors – ideal for dancers!

Whiteboard; flipchart; microphone; podium (upon request)

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To book a birthday party in the gym, please contact the Canmore Illusions Gymnastics Club: 403.678.4466 or admin@canmoregymnastics.com


FCSS

Family and Community Support Services

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 *Copies are available at FCSS office at Canmore Civic Centre or on the website.

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. Parents attend evening sessions.

• Counselling – Short term, early intervention counselling for individuals and families.

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 Preventive 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/Service-Areas/Community-Enrichment/ FCSS-Services.html

• 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 to find out what support services are available and in supporting people to access them. • Individual Assessment – Staff will spend an hour with people who are unsure what type of counselling or support they require, so the best possible support or referral is made. • Bow Valley

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.

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Family and Community Support Services


FCSS

FCSS

Who Works at Canmore FCSS? Lu Douce l Program Assistant 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 workshops, Volunteer Driver and Community Bus Programs Lauren Moore l Program Coordinator l 403.678.7127 • Bow Valley Mentor Program, community courses, and volunteer support Jan Brychka l Family & Community Worker l 403.678.7131 • Classroom presentations, small group support, individual and family counselling 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

FCSS 2014 Winter Courses

Registration begins Monday, December 2 To register for FCSS courses, please call 403.609.3743

An Introduction to Drumming for Well-being Learn how the beat of a drum can effectively melt away stress, massage your muscles and clear your mind! Research has shown that group drumming can lower stress hormones and boost the immune system. Whether you’re interested in learning about Kate’s drum circles before signing up for a multiple-evening course, or if you just want a single dose of good vibes, this introductory session is for you! Engage in a fun and exciting program to connect, release and re-new. No experience is required, and drums will be provided. Registration is limited. Canmore Recreation Centre, Lady MacDonald Hall Facilitator: Kate Rive January 13 1 class l Monday l 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. $5 + GST

Writing Personal Directives Everyone, regardless of age, should have a Personal Directive, which is a legal document naming a person (s) that you trust to make critical decisions regarding your health care and other personal issues on your behalf. A representative from the Office of the Public Guardian will discuss the need for this document, and walk participants through the preparation process. Beverages and dessert will be provided, but please be sure to bring a bagged lunch. Canmore Civic Centre, Georgetown Boardroom Facilitator: Office of the Public Guardian representative January 16 1 class l Thursday l 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. No Charge

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FCSS HeartMath De-Stress Workshop

Canmore

Winter Carnival January 31 - February 18

FCSS

HeartMath is a practical program that teaches skills for de-stressing and bringing more balance to our daily challenges, communications and relationships. Participants will learn how to make clearer choices in challenging situations, consciously create more flow as they navigate through interactions with family, friends and co-workers, and learn how to apply these effective skills into daily life. Please register early as space is limited. Sessions are offered in Canmore and Banff communities. Facilitator: Lauren Moore Canmore Civic Centre, Georgetown Boardroom January 23 1 class l Thursday l 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. l No Charge February 4 1 class l Tuesday l 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. l No Charge Banff Fenlands Recreation Centre, Meeting Room 1 February 5 1 class l Wednesday l 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. l No Charge

Canada Pension Plan Information You Need to Know This workshop explains Canada’s pension system. You will learn how changes in one’s life circumstances, such as divorce, disability, early retirement and death. Please call to register to ensure the instructor has adequate course materials. Canmore Civic Centre, Council Chambers Instructor: Service Canada representative January 30 1 class l Thursday l 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. l No Charge

COMPASS l Care for the Caregiver Do you provide care for a family member or friend who is living with challenges due to disability, illness, or old age? YOU are a Caregiver. The unexpected responsibilities of caring for a loved one can be overwhelming. Our workshop provides a safe and understanding environment to help you reduce stress, decrease guilt, learn how to get the most out of the system, and begin to care for yourself. Canmore Civic Centre, Georgetown Boardroom Facilitator: Mavis Sautner February 5 - April 9 9 classes l Wednesdays l 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. l $40 + GST

Canmore has transformed into a winter wonderland. It’s playtime! Soak in the Olympic spirit and celebrate Alberta Winter Games at this year’s Winter Carnival.

Lantern Parade Kids’ Art Exhibition kid ‘n mutt races ski tracks on main ice carving competition snow sculpturing bonspiel - curling on the pond bonhomme carnival For more information visit: www.canmore.ca/celebrations or email: events@canmore.ca or find us on Facebook: CanmoreArtsEvents

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Temporary Foreign Worker Support Services IN THE BOW VALLEY

Grief Support

FCSS

Facilitated by Betty Piwowar, and supported by FCSS, individual and group grief support is offered on an ongoing basis. For more information about upcoming group dates or possible individual sessions, please contact Lauren at 403.678.7127 for more information.

This FREE service provides support to Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) in the Bow Valley. We serve as your bridge between employment, community and Canadian society. René Dumont l 403.763.1700 l tfw@banff.ca Important Things to Know: •

Is your Work Permit expiring and you are still waiting for your LMO and not sure what to do? • Are you hoping to apply for Permanent Residency under AINP? Are you and your employer eligible? Are you being paid for your overtime? Are you working full time according to your LMO? • Do you have questions about your contract and the terms under your LMO? • Do you know your pathways to Permanent Residency? Please check with us and let us help you find the answers! Upcoming Workshops: Permanent Residency Info Session Changes to the TFW Program Info Session for Employers • Transition to Permanent Residency Info Session • Drop in and Chat Sessions – check for details Keep updated about our sessions and more through our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/foreignworkersbowvalley • •

Other Services: •

One-to-One or Group Appointments • Community Integration • Employment Rights and Responsibilities • Document Assistance Locations: Banff Town Hall, 110 Bear Street, Banff Canmore Civic Centre, 902 - 7th Avenue, Canmore Other Bow Valley locations including Lake Louise & Kananaskis, on request. www.banff.ca/tfw

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) Join us for a general information session about the subject of Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped. Explore AISH’s application process and find out about the benefits this program provides to qualified applicants. Please call to pre-register. Canmore Civic Centre, Council Chambers Facilitator: AISH worker from Alberta Human Services March 6 1 class l Thursday l 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. l No Charge

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FCSS How to Separate from Your Partner with Dignity

Settlement Services in the Bow Valley Connecting Immigrants and Community

FCSS

An information session regarding the legal do’s and don’ts when a relationship ends. What is mediation, and does it really work? What are the “rules” for dividing property? Who gets to keep the house? Where do the kids live? A chance for you to get some answers about the procedures that are a natural part of breaking up. Canmore Civic Centre, Council Chambers Facilitator: Jessica Sturgeon February 13 1 class l Thursday l 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. l No Charge

Little Warriors The Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Program is a revolutionary child sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to help prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse and motivates them to take action. The Stewards of Children Program is designed for parents, coaches, staff and volunteers with organizations that serve children and youth. Elevation Place, Room 212 Facilitator: Sandra Davis

This FREE service for Permanent Residents, Live-In Caregivers and Refugees provides any support needed to settle into the Bow Valley.

March 4 1 class l Tuesday l 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. $30 + GST

• Do

Jeanie Godfrey l 403.762.1248 l jeanie.godfrey@banff.ca Anna-Lisa Christilaw l 403.762.1149 l settlement.support@banff.ca Contact us to sign up for our regular e-letter with program updates or to book an appointment. Important Things to Know: • Do

you need help with housing?

• Do

you know about services and planning for your family coming?

you need help understanding health benefits and where you could go for financial assistance?

• Would • Do

your child like to come to our after school group?

you want to be working in the profession you were educated in?

We’re here to answer these questions and any others!

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) This workshop will be a step-by-step guide to completing a simple tax return. Participants should have a good grasp of taxes and be willing to volunteer to complete simple tax returns for members of their community who are unable to do so for themselves. The training will occur by webinar and are ‘live’; recorded versions of the webinar will also be available. The dates for these sessions are unknown at this time. Volunteers will be taught how to complete tax returns on the Canada Revenue Agency U-File program, so must have access to a computer. Multiple training dates: TBA Call Mavis Sautner, CVITP Coordinator, for more information. 403.678.7129

Upcoming Workshops: Contact the Settlement Services Team for details and to register. Drop in and Chat Sessions – Mondays 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Meeting Preparation – October/November • Cross Cultural Training for agencies and employers • Dental Care • Health Care Benefits • Finances: debt, budgeting, banking • Tax Preparation • Wildlife Safety • Citizenship Preparation •

• Parent Teacher

Locations: Banff Town Hall, 110 Bear Street, Banff Canmore Civic Centre, 902 - 7th Avenue, Canmore Other Bow Valley locations including Lake Louise & Kananaskis, on request. More information and a calendar of programs at: www.banff.ca/settlement www.facebook.com/settlementservicesinthebowvalley

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Town of Canmore

FCSS

Family and Community Support Services

Make a Difference... Be a Mentor Mentoring uses the asset building model in relation to children and youth resiliency. Research shows that children and youth who have a positive adult role model are more likely to cope well with life’s challenges. The Bow Valley Mentor Program is looking for adults who: Have one hour to spare during the week throughout the school year • Can meet with a student during the school day • Enjoy one-on-one and group activities • Can provide friendship, guidance and support Training and ongoing support provided. •

To volunteer or for more information call: 403.678.7127 or lmoore@canmore.ca www.canmore.ca/Service-Areas/CommunityEnrichment/Family-and-Community-SupportServices.html

Babysitting Safety Course This course is designed to prepare participants for competent performance when guarding the health and safety of children in their care. Participants must be 12 years of age to receive the Alberta Safety Council’s Babysitting Safety Certificate. Certification requires attendance at all classes. Please bring a doll and a cold lunch for both days. Prerequisite: Must be 12 years old. Participants must attend both sessions to attain their certificate. Elevation Place, Room 212 Instructor: Michelle Wulff March 8 & 9 2 classes l Saturday & Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $40

Bow Valley Regional Housing Information Session The Bow Valley Regional Housing Authority administers and maintains a selection of affordable housing accommodations to qualifying residents of the region: Community Family Housing, Seniors Lodges, Seniors’ Self-Contained Housing, and Rent Supplement. Come to this information session to learn more about available housing options and the application process. Pre-registration is required to ensure adequate space and information hand-outs. Canmore Civic Centre, Council Chambers Instructor: Ian Wilson, Bow Valley Regional Housing March 13 1 class l Thursday l 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. l No Charge

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FCSS Avoid disappointment! Register for the course at least one week prior to start date. Meetings That Matter How a meeting is managed and run are key factors for ensuring participation and member investment in your organization. This workshop will lead you through the important parts of any meeting from advanced preparation through to wrapping meetings up. Meetings That Matter will be of particular interest to those who have had little or no formal training in meeting management or facilitation of groups, but find themselves leading or participating in meetings or group functions in a variety of situations. Please note that Roberts Rules will not be covered in detail during this session. Council Chambers, Banff Town Hall Instructors: Town of Banff, Community Services staff March 13 1 class l Thursday l 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. l No Charge

Girls 10 - 13 years old and their mothers are invited to attend this fun, interactive workshop. Spend the afternoon practicing communication and problem solving skills. Laugh and connect over a sweet dessert. Share ideas to keep your relationship strong for a life time. Elevation Place, Room 212 Facilitator: Anthea Messier BSW, RSW, BA, Family Mediator March 16 1 class l Sunday l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. $50 + GST (for mother daughter pair)

Home Alone Safely This program is designed for children aged 10 - 12 years and their siblings aged 8 and 9 to provide the whole family with tips and tools to prepare themselves for their children spending time without parental supervision. Parents attend the first and last sessions. This helps the family know what the course is about, how it will be taught, who will be teaching and how to address concerns. Location TBA Instructor: Jan Brychka, Town of Canmore Session 1 l Family: April 13 l Sunday l 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sessions 2 to 6 l Children Only: April 16 - May 21 Wednesdays l 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Session 7 l Family: May 25 l Sunday l 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. $30 Per Family

Pardon Me! Is a criminal record having a negative impact in your employment opportunities, career advancement or travel plans? Contact the FCSS team to get set up with a free 1:1 appointment with Pat Kamenka. Pat can help you identify offences eligible for a pardon, review the process and forms required to obtain a pardon, and answer common questions. Call 403.678.7127 for an appointment time. The individual, one-hour sessions are free of charge.

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Between Me & You: A Mother and Daughter Communication Workshop


Parent Link

Bow Valley Parent Link www.canmore.ca/parentlink Bow Valley Parent Link Banff: 101B Bear St. l 403.762.1116 Bow Valley Parent Link Canmore: 600 - 9 St. l 403.678.2529 Bow Valley Parent Link Exshaw: 27 Mount Allen Drive l 403.678.2529 Visit drop-ins or programs at any location.

Avoid disappointment! Register for all Bow Valley Parent Link programs/courses a minimum of one week prior to the program start date.

Bow Valley Parent Link (BVPL) provides resources and support to parents/caregivers and children aged 0 - 6. This intermunicipal initiative between the Town of Canmore, Town of Banff and the MD of Bighorn offers programs and services in the following 5 core areas:

Twins & Triplets Playgroup

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Early Childhood Development and Care Family Support Information and Referral Parent Education Developmental Screening

Program features include: Family Connections Stay and Play Drop-in program, resource library, toy lending library, clothing and toy exchange, parent workshops, family support, the Triple P: Positive Parenting Program, developmental screening, relationship counselling, community information and referrals and much more. No fees.

Developmental Screening using the Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ and ASQ-SE) Parent-completed evaluation tools assess the development of children 0 - 5 years old toward developmental milestones in the area 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 in person to pick up an age specific questionnaire. By Appointment l No Charge

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This is a chance for your children to play at Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore while you have social time and connect with other parents with multiples. This group is open to pregnant parents of multiples and parent/caregivers of multiples up to 6 years of age. Registration is not required. Call 403.678.2535 for further information. Facilitator: BVPL Staff Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore January 20 Monday l 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. March 15 Saturday l 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. No Registration Required 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. To register call 403.678.2535 or sign up at Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff. Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff February 6, 13 & 27, March 6, 13, 20 & 27 Thursdays l 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Making SENSE of the World: Sensory Learning Games The Sensory Learning program at Bow Valley Parent Link includes exciting and innovative games and activities for children and their parents to experience together! Led by a trained facilitator, this program promotes 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 for Canmore, call 403.678.2535. To register for Banff, call 403.762.1116.

Devoted Dads Calling all Dads in the Bow Valley! If you are a Dad and have a child between the ages of 0 - 6, we hope you will join this playgroup. Pick your child(ren) up from home or daycare and bring them to the Bow Valley Parent Link. Enjoy a delicious dinner together, participate in group discussions, spend quality time with your little ones, and meet other Dads in your community! To sign up for this group, contact 403.678.2535. Facilitators: BVPL Child & Family Worker & Shawn Carr, FCSS Banff Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff February 24 l Monday l 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore January 28 l Tuesday l 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. March 25 l Tuesday l 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Registration Required l No Charge

Facilitators: BVPL Staff Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore 1 year olds February 5 l Wednesday l 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 2 year olds February 12 l Wednesday l 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 3 year olds February 26 l Wednesday l 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Registration Required l No Charge Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff 1 year olds January 20 l Monday l 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 2 year olds February 3 l Monday l 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 3 year olds March 3 l Monday l 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Registration Required l No Charge

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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 Irene Macklem at iemacklem@gmail.com

Why is Early Childhood Development so important? Current research shows that the early years of child development are considered to be the most crucial time in a child’s life. Supporting young children and their families from pre-conception, through birth, infancy and through the age of six will create the best chance for children to be successful in our community. “Childhood development is a foundation for community and economic development; capable children build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable society.” (National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, 2010)

What does Early Childhood Development include? Early childhood development refers to the development of the whole child. Key areas include: Social Competence Physical Health and Well Being Emotional Maturity Language and Thinking Skills Communication and General Knowledge For further information go to www.ecdmapping.alberta.ca

What is the Early Childhood Development Coalition? The Coalition is a diverse group of partners who are committed to working together to create child and family friendly communities in Canmore, Banff, Exshaw and Lake Louise (the Bow Valley). This group welcomes participation and input from people who are interested in supporting the lives of children aged 0 to 6 in our communities. Coalition meetings are held monthly in Canmore – please contact us if you would like to attend. Key Early Childhood Development Resources: Bow Valley Young Children’s Monthly Calendar: Program and event information for children and families is published monthly. The calendar is posted at the Canmore Civic Centre, the Recreation Centre, daycares, preschools and through local School Boards. Call or email to have your email address added to our distribution list so that you can receive the calendar directly. Bow Valley Community Resource Directory: This directory includes child, family, and individual support services contact information for Banff and Canmore. It may be accessed at www.canmore.ca or www.banff.ca Kidding Around: Young Children’s Guide to the Bow Valley: Local early childhood services and activities directory; copies are available at all Bow Valley Parent Link locations in Canmore, Banff and Exshaw or access it online at www.canmore.ca/parentlink

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Triple P – Positive Parenting Program Triple P 1:1 Individual Consultations Are you looking for new ideas for specific and challenging behaviors in your 0 - 6 year old? Whether the challenge is sleeping, eating, tantrums, aggression, or any other typical behavior challenges, Triple P can help. Meet with an accredited Triple P practitioner for up to 4 confidential sessions that will help you manage this behavior. Learn how to track and monitor your child’s behavior, why these behaviors are occurring, how to make a parenting plan, and feel confident making future parenting decisions and sticking to them! For more information contact BVPL Child and Family Worker at 403.678.2535. By Appointment l No Charge

Avoid disappointment! Register for all Bow Valley Parent Link programs/courses a minimum of one week prior to the program start date.

Raising Great Kids Workshop Series This series of workshops is designed to give families of children 0 - 6 years old practical tools and creative ideas to enhance the joys of parenting and to ease its challenges. Come learn about a range of parenting topics and engage in discussion with a variety of guest speakers. All workshops are FREE of charge and FREE childcare is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Avoid disappointment! Register one week prior to the workshop date. To register, phone 403.678.7149, email afossheim@canmore.ca, or stop by any Bow Valley Parent Link centre.

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Triple-P Seminar Series Join other parents for 1, 2 or 3 informative sessions 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 403.678.7149 or sign up at Bow Valley Parent Link Canmore. Registration is required! Seminar 1 – March 4 l Tuesday l 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Seminar 2 – March 11 l Tuesday l 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Seminar 3 – March 18 l Tuesday l 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Positive Parenting Program l 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. This eight week program consists of five group meetings and three individual consultations. For more information, call 403.678.2535 or sign up at the Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore. Facilitator: Bow Valley Parent Link-Child & Family Worker March - May (dates and times to be confirmed) Registration Required l No Charge

Zzz…How are you and your baby sleeping? Discussion topics include different sleep plan options, temperament and your baby, daily routines and schedules, the pros and cons of different sleep training methods, and resources that fit your needs. This workshop is for parents with children under 12 months of age. Childcare is not available, but babies are welcome at the workshop. Led By: Anthea Messier, BVPL staff Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore January 22 l Wednesday l 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Registration Required l No Charge

Nighty Night, Sleep Tight l Part 2 Sleep challenges can extend well into the toddler years. Join us for an informative session about sleep and your 1 - 4 year old. Discussion will include moving your toddler into a big bed, how to manage toddlers getting off their bed when it’s bedtime, what to do when you get night visitors, and the importance of consistency. This workshop is for parents with children 1 - 4 years of age. Led By: Anthea Messier, BVPL staff Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore February 6 l Thursday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Registration Required l No Charge

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Bow Valley Parent Link

Parent Link

Raising Great Kids Workshop Series

There’s a Dad for That!

Do you have questions about feeding your growing baby? This class will cover topics such as how and when to start feeding solids, textures, and other important issues related to feeding your baby in the first year. Babies are welcome!

This workshop will inspire and empower dads, focussing on the importance of a father in the life, growth, and social-emotional development of his child. Delivered from a male perspective and celebrating men’s strengths, come learn about ways to build your daddy self-esteem and enjoy your invaluable role as a father. Sorry mums, this is for dads only!

Led by: Anne Gilbert, Alberta Health Services Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore January 29 l Wednesday l 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Registration Required l No Charge l Free child care

Led by: Patrick Dillon, Alberta Father Involvement Initiative Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore February 11 l Tuesday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Registration Required l No Charge l Free child care

Picky Eating

Let’s Talk About

Feeding Your Baby

Ever had meal time struggles? Learn about ways to cope with picky eating, refusal of foods, getting your child to eat vegetables, and more! This class is for parents of toddler and preschool age children. Led by: Anne Gilbert, Alberta Health Services Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore February 26 l Wednesday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Registration Required l No Charge l Free child care

This presentation will focus on what to expect in the typical language development stages from ages 0 - 6. Discussion will include speech and language milestones, identifying and intervening red flags, and tools and tips to encourage your little one’s speech and language development. Led by: Barb Kostyk Rundle Rehabilitation Speech & Language Pathologist Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore March 26 l Thursday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Registration Required l No Charge l Free child care

Conflict to Cooperation Dealing with your child’s aggressive behaviour can present some exciting challenges. This workshop will help dispel feelings of frustration and insecurity by examining some of the reasons why children fight or argue and addressing how to deal with conflict using healthy and supportive strategies. Led by: Anthea Messier, BVPL staff Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore March 13 l Thursday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Registration Required l No Charge l Free child care

BVPL programs and services are available year round. For more information or to view the Family Connections Stay and Play Drop-in schedule, and/or Summer/Fall 2013 Program schedule visit www.canmore.ca/parentlink

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Canmore Community Watch Program The Canmore Policing Committee has initiated Canmore Community Watch. The program is a made in Canmore for Canmore approach to community involvement in crime prevention and crime solving.

anything is wrong. If you call the RCMP and it just turns out to be a couple waiting for a ride you will end up with that ‘cried wolf’ feeling. So you tell yourself that it is likely nothing and you carry on.

The program is based on one simple principle. Crime is prevented and/or solved by police when the police are notified by citizens when they observe activity that is out of the ordinary. Canmore Community Watch is a program that is designed to deliver the message to the public that the police strongly encourage the type of reporting that Canmore Community Watch promotes in our community.

The RCMP will tell you that your decision to do nothing is not the correct one. What you faced in your decision making is what the Canmore Community Watch program intends to overcome. Calling 911 is a big deal but it is the only number that comes to our minds. In fact, there is a number to call that is dedicated to this very situation. Canmore Community Watch 403.678.5516 is an RCMP, 24/7 phone line for non-emergency issues. Things like parking issues, lost and found pets and noise complaints are all relevant issues to call the Community Watch.

You may wonder why our community has undertaken a crime prevention and solving program when crime is not a very visible issue in town. Based on the simplicity of the program there is no reason not to have participation by all community members. In discussions with the RCMP at the Canmore Police Committee it was made clear that one of the best chances for police to solve or prevent a crime is to be notified by the public that something unusual is occurring. The difficulty that was identified was people are often reluctant to take the steps to notify police. The reasons become obvious once we start to imagine ourselves in a situation where we notice something out of the ordinary and what we are inclined to do about it. For example, imagine you see a couple of people at the back door of a main street business after hours. You are just passing by but it strikes you as odd. You are not inclined to call 911 because you don’t really know if

Visit the Canmore Policing Committee web page at www.canmore.ca for information on how to make the most useful observations for police to follow up, what to look for when we think something might be out of the ordinary, and how we can all do our best to look out for each other. Topics include: • Knowing your neighbours • Suspicious sounds and smells • How to observe useful information for the police • Suspicious actions of vehicles • Suspicious actions of people

If you have any questions or comments on the program, please direct them to the Canmore Policing Committee at policingcommittee@canmore.ca or 403.678.5516 Canmore Community Guide l 63


Public Library

Editing Support Elevation Place 700 Railway Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 1P4 Phone: 403.678.2468 l www.canmorelibrary.ab.ca Hours: (Closed Statutory Holidays) Monday to Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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. Friends Program Room January - March 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. Library Magazine Reading Area January - March First Wed. of the Month l 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. l No Charge

Friends of the Library Speaker Series Theme oriented presentations on topics of local interest will be offered once a month during the school year. Call the Library or check the website www.canmorelibrary.ab.ca for further details. Friends Program Room January - March First Mon. of the Month l 7:30 p.m. l Admission by donation

Tech Talk Join us every other week for informative, informal presentations on a wide range of digital and technological topics. Bring your questions, devices or frustrations and we will try to help. Check the website for a detailed list of topics. Friends Program Room January - March Thursdays l 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. l No Charge

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Empower your written word in post-secondary applications, scholarships, grants, cover letters, résumés, etc. Work directly with a technical editor. A great opportunity for high school students. Youth to adults welcome. Year Round Tuesdays l 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. l By Appointment Only

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 Meeting Room Year Round Regular Library Hours l No Charge

The Writing Room l 13 - 17 years A supportive place for youth to explore the written word. Bring a notebook and pen, or your laptop, and join us for some uninterrupted writing time. Share ideas, expand your writing through exercises, focus on a piece you have already started, or begin something new. This is a chance to be creative with a professional writer on hand. All styles welcome. Limited space: Registration required January - March Mondays l 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. l No Charge

Books for Babies This storytime features songs, books and fingerplays that will entertain and delight babies who are not yet walking. Drop-in. Friends Program Room January - March Tuesdays l 2:00 p.m. l No Charge

Wiggle Time An active storytime for walking babies up to the age of two, this program features songs, books, rhymes and active games. Drop-in. Friends Program Room January - March Fridays l 10:00 a.m. l No Charge


Tales for Twos This program features songs, rhymes, books and fun – perfect for any 2 year old. Drop-in. Friends Program Room January - March Wednesdays l 10:00 a.m. l No Charge

Preschool Storytime 3 - 5 year olds are invited to share stories, songs and finger plays. Drop-in. Friends Program Room Year Round Wednesdays l 2:00 p.m. l No Charge

Parent-Child Mother Goose The Parent-Child Mother Goose ProgramÂŽ is a group experience for parents and their babies and young children. The program introduces adults and children to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together. Registration Required. Friends Program Room January - March Thursdays l 2:00 p.m. l No Charge

Bilingual Storytime A family storytime presented in both French and English. Ages 3 - 5 welcome. Drop-in. Friends Program Room January - March Mondays l 2:00 p.m. l No Charge

Magic the Gathering Magic is a trading card game in which players battle each other. All ages and experience levels welcome. Drop-in. Friends Program Room January - March Thursdays l 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. l No Charge

PD Day Activities Join us on half-day Fridays for video games, crafts and fun. Drop-in. Friends Program Room January - June PD Day Fridays l 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. l No Charge

Activities for 5 - 12 Year Olds Check out our website www.canmorelibrary.ab.ca for more information of programs offered for 5 - 12 year olds. Friends Program Room Year Round Dates and times vary l No Charge

Town of Canmore

Community Events

Planning a Community Event? create engage enhance learn

www.canmore.ca

The Town of Canmore supports a variety of community events. If you would like to organize an event within the Town of Canmore, please visit www.canmore.ca/planninganevent and complete a Community Special Event Application Form. Submit your completed application to specialevents@canmore.ca. If you have questions or require additional information, please phone: 403.678.8939. Note: Applications must be submitted no less than 60 days in advance of the event date. An application is only considered a request until the review process is completed and approval is provided by the Town of Canmore.

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Canmore Public Library


Alberta Seniors & Community Services Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) 300, 800 Railway Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 1P1 403.678.4427 l Tuesday and Thursday l Canmore 403.297.8473 l Monday, Wednesday, Friday l Calgary

AISH provides financial and health benefits to adults with a permanent disability that severely impairs their ability to earn a livelihood. AISH is only provided to those who have exhausted all opportunities for rehabilitation, training and work. The level of AISH will vary depending on income and resources of the AISH recipient and immediate family members.

Colin Harris (403) 762.1126 or colin.harris@banff.ca Deb Grady (403) 673-3611, ext. 223 or email: deb.grady@mdbighorn.ca Lauren Moore (403) 678-7127 or email: lmoore@canmore.ca

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KidSport

TM

So ALL Kids Can Play!

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 the 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. What does a KidSportTM 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. 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.

KidSport

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 to apply to KidSportTM: 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. *KidSportTM 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

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Sustainability

Accelerating Canmore Toward Sustainability

Total Solid Waste Landfilled vs Diverted

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What is sustainability? The word sustainability is used frequently and in many different contexts, from development in the oil sands to recycling in Canmore. But just what is sustainability and how is sustainability expressed in Canmore? In a nutshell, we’re sustainable when we meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. To create a sustainable society, we need both a vision of where we want to go and a plan for getting there. To do this, The Town of Canmore adopted a framework for sustainable development pioneered by The Natural Step as a tool to help us work toward sustainability. Grounded in solid scientific research, The Natural Step framework challenges us to consider whether our daily actions move us toward, or away from, sustainability. The Town of Canmore has used the framework for sustainable development to help define our vision for the community, both now and in the future. It is reflected in our key strategic documents – Mining the Future, Signposts to Sustainability, our Community Sustainability Plan, our Corporate Strategic Plan and our Environmental Sustainability Action Plan. Our Environmental Sustainability Action Plan defines goals (for both the corporation of the Town of Canmore and for the community) in five key program areas that collectively help Canmore move toward sustainability. The five key program areas include: •

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What you can do to help us achieve our goal: • Take to heart the first R of the 3Rs – reduce the amount of waste you generate. • Take advantage of all of the Town of Canmore’s waste diversion opportunities and recycle at your neighbourhood recycling bin and at the Elk Run recycling depot. • Buy refillable or reusable containers – avoid single use containers.

Water management The long term community goal is to reduce per capita residential water consumption to 111 litres/person/day by 2035 (the average Canadian uses 343 litres of water/person/ day; the average Swede uses 200 litres/person/day). In 2012 the average Canmore resident consumed 121 litres of water per day.

Resource conservation and waste management

Water management • Energy and climate protection • Toxin reduction • Community education and engagement

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Some of the highlights from each program area are: Resource conservation and waste management The long term community goal is to reduce the amount of residential solid waste landfilled to 0.30 tonnes/person/year by 2035 (the average Canadian landfills 0.79 tonnes/person/ year). In 2012, the average Canmore resident landfilled 0.46 tonnes of waste. Although we have not yet achieved our long term waste generation goal, we can celebrate a higher than average diversion rate for our community – 49%. As we move forward with Canmore’s Beyond Curbside recycling program, our diversion rate should climb even higher.

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What you can do to help us achieve our goal: • Wash only full loads in your clothes washer. • Keep a pitcher of water in the fridge rather than running tap water until it’s cold. • Landscape with drought tolerate plants to reduce your watering needs.


Sustainability Grade 10 invasive species/drama program • “Not all flowers are friendly” education campaign • Development and distribution of Canmore specific wildflower seed mix.

Energy and climate protection The long term community goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 4.3 tonnes CO2e/person/year. In 2012, the average Canmore resident emitted 9.7 tonnes of CO2e/ person/year.

What you can do to help us achieve our goal: Consider going pesticide free in your yard and if you do, share it with us so we can celebrate your achievements!

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What you can do to help us achieve our goal: • Get an energy audit done on your home – and act on the results. • Install a programmable thermostat. • Walk, cycle or car pool.

Toxin reduction There are several goals for the community related to toxin reduction scheduled for completion by 2015: • 50% of residents voluntarily report that they do not use chemical herbicides to maintain their properties. • Retailers and commercial applicators provide annual data on herbicide sales or applications. • Collect baseline data on residential herbicide sales and commercial herbicide applications. • Establish herbicide reduction goal. The Environmental Sustainability Action Plan also defines the development a community education and engagement strategy to increase the community’s commitment to and participation in efforts to minimize the use of herbicides and other potentially toxic substances. To this end, the Town of Canmore Parks department delivers education and engagement programs to Canmore residents: • Build a barrel program • Wildflower presentations • Invasive plant information booth at the Mountain Market • Weed pull for cash • Participation in the Communities in Bloom program • Grade 4 and 7 invasive species education program

Learn about alternatives to household cleaning items that do not use hazardous chemicals. The Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley has some great suggestions. www.bioshphereinstitute.org

Be responsible when disposing of your toxic waste – participate in the Town of Canmore’s toxic waste roundups in the spring and fall.

Community education and engagement There are three goals in the Community education and engagement section of the Environmental Sustainability Action Plan. The first is to develop formal community education and engagement programs and initiatives that support the attainment of the sustainability goals outlined in each of the other sections of the Plan. The second is to achieve awareness and active participation of the majority of the residential population in activities or initiatives that move the community towards sustainability. The third is to achieve awareness and active participation of the majority of local businesses and organizations in activities or initiatives that move the community towards sustainability. What you can do to help us achieve our goal: • Let us know your thoughts on our sustainability programs – what we’re doing well and what you’d like to see us doing! •

Participate in sustainability programs offered by the Town of Canmore and the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley. In addition to our commitment to environmental sustainability, The Town of Canmore is also concerned with economic and social sustainability as well. Efforts such as diversifying the local economy, creating a tourism strategy for Canmore and supporting a range of low impact non-polluting light industry, which builds on the natural assets of the community and will move us toward economic sustainability. We are working on ensuring affordable housing, creating opportunities for residents of all ages to communicate and interact together and continuing to participate in programs such as the Fair Trade Town program to demonstrate our commitment to social sustainability. 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 visit www.thenaturalstep.org/canada

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Community Recycling

Community Beyond Recycling Information

Curbside...

Recycling in Canmore just got a whole lot easier... The Town of Canmore is introducing a new neighbourhood blue bin system, designed to make your life and your recycling a whole lot easier. Why should you recycle? Because if you throw something away, it is no longer useful, it ends up in landfill and the resources, energy and effort to create them are wasted. If you recycle something, it can be recovered and become material for a new product. Plus, it benefits business and industry. The cost of recovering raw materials from existing waste items is less than the original manufacturing process cost. Canmore’s goal is to recycle 70% of our residential waste. The new neighbourhood recycling program requires households to separate recyclables into 3 easy categories: Mixed paper Plastic and Metal Glass Refundable Beverage Containers will still go to the Bottle Depot. Join your neighbours – recycling in Canmore is easy!

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Other Recycling Opportunities in Canmore... The following specialty items can be recycled at the Boulder Crescent Recycling Depot. You can drop off residential items at 115 Boulder Crescent. • Automotive batteries • Household batteries • Bike tires • Electronics – includes TVs and computers • Light bulbs or fluorescent bulbs

Seasonal Recycling Programs • Paint and toxic waste – collected twice per year. Visit www.canmore.ca for more information. • Yard waste – leaves, lawn clippings, shrubs and branches. (April to November) • Pumpkins – for one week after Halloween. Only pumpkins are accepted and they must be clear of candles and accessories. • Christmas trees – collected late December to mid January at Fairholme and 17th Street, Benchlands Trail parking lot, Quarry Lake parking lot, and Boulder Crescent.


Community Clean Up

Take the “MY YARD IS

Pesticide Free”

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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) once in spring and once in fall for this great community event. Visit www. canmore.ca or call 403.678.1500 for specific dates. Gloves, garbage bags, food, and prizes provided.

Large Item Pick Up This program is provided on a weekly basis from May to November. 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, furniture, etc. Unacceptable items include construction waste, TVs, commercial waste, and hazardous waste. Ensure all items are contained/bundled in a tidy pile.

www.canmore.ca

Miscellaneous Items Plastic grocery bags are accepted for recycling at Canmore grocery stores. Construction and demolition waste must be taken to the Francis Cooke Regional Class III Landfill near Exshaw (call 403.673.2708 for more information). The landfill offers reduced rates for sorted loads. Business hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday. www.bvwaste.ca To learn more about recycling call: 403.678.1580 or visit our offices at: Canmore Civic Centre, 902 7th Avenue Public Works, 100 Glacier Drive or visit our web site at: www.canmore.ca/Municipal-Services/Recycling-and-WasteManagement/

Canmore Bottle Depot Containers accepted for refund include milk cartons/ jugs, aluminum cans, drink boxes/pouches/tetra-packs, glass and plastic beverage bottles. 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

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Community Recycling


Community Information

Community 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.

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.

Be Nice! Clear Snow and Ice Within 48 hours of a snow fall your sidewalk must be cleared of snow and ice down to the bare concrete. Fines for not clearing sidewalks start at $100.

Canmore Pathways and Trails Large paper copies of our trail map are available at the Civic Centre front desk (902 - 7th Avenue). Online - www.canmore.ca/maps

Did You Know: There is a “Volunteer Snow Removal” program that is intended for people with a disability and for people 65 years and older who earn under a certain income threshold. Call Family Community Support Services at 403.678.7129 for more information. You may even want to consider being a volunteer with this program and help those individuals in your neighborhood who have difficulty clearing their snow by shoveling their sidewalk for them.

Wildlife Sightings or Encounters

Pets

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 that 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.

The frequent movement of wildlife through the Town is something that makes us 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 offleash areas (Elk Run Boulevard, Highway 1A, Quarry Lake). Dogs are not allowed in playgrounds or other public parks. The Town of Canmore requires that all dogs belonging to fulltime residents be licensed.

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 have what you’re missing!

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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.

Share the Space

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.


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. 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.

Town of Canmore Contact Numbers Planning & Engineering Fax Line

403.678.1534

Mayor / CAO

403.678.1550

Bow Valley Parent Link

403.678.2529

Bylaw Services / Animal Control

403.678.4244

Cemetery 403.678.1599 Community Celebrations / Arts & Culture 403.678.1878 Elevation Place

403.678.8920

Facility Rentals

403.678.7135

Family & Community Support Services

403.678.3743

Fire & Rescue

403.678.6199

Parks 403.678.1599 Planning & Development Building Permits

403.678.1543

Public Works

403.678.1580

Recreation Centre

403.678.0808 ext. 1321

Recreation Centre Schedules, Programs & Registration

403.678.1537

Recycling Programs

403.678.1580

Streets & Roads

403.678.1580

Streets & Roads Trouble (4:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. & weekends)

403.678.1540

Tax Inquiries

403.678.1506

Waste Collection

403.678.1580

Water Billing Inquiries

403.678.7134

Water Metering (EPCOR)

403.609.4781

Water & Sewer Troubles Calls 24 HR (EPCOR)

403.609.6400

Commodity

Regulated Provider Role

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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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General Information


Perpetually Affordable Housing (PAH) by CCHC CCHC offers housing options at below market prices. Eligibility criteria apply.

Join our group

Town of Canmore

Looking to Buy? Take the next step towards home ownership and attend an Info Session. First Wednesday of every month 12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. l CCHC offices 600A 9th Street (above Canmore Seniors Centre)

Town of Canmore Bylaw Services

Looking to Rent? Apply to rent at the Hector at Palliser Village, Canmore’s first perpetually affordable rental development.

COMMUNITY LIVES HERE Get on our list to buy or rent!

Lost Pet or Personal Items? • If your pet is missing we are here to help you find them. • If you are missing personal items such as wallets, keys,

bikes, cell phones we are here to help as well

Please contact Bylaw Services 403.678.4244 Office Hours Monday to Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

403.609.9983 | canmorehousing.ca

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Parks & Playgounds

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 2 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 Located at the Canmore Recreation Centre Free to access, the Canmore Skateboard Park is designed for boarders of all abilities focusing on young boarders developing skills while having fun. 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.

Canmore Dog Parks Dogs off Leash Areas are located at: Elk Run Boulevard Dog off Leash Park is fully contained by a fence. Parking is available off of Sandstone Terrace. Bow Valley Trail (Highway 1A) 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 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 of Spray Lakes Road. Dog Etiquette – To ensure a positive relationship between dogs and other park users, please: • Pick

up after your dog. 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). • Ensure

Playgrounds •

Adult Outdoor Fitness Circuit

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.

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

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The Town has 2 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 however 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.


Outdoor Recreation Facilities

Canmore Outdoor Ice Surfaces Get outside and enjoy outdoor ice surfaces. Have a skate with your family or play some shinny with your friends! Rinks should be operational by late December.

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 the Facility Booking Coordinator: facility_bookings@canmore.ca or 403.678.7135. Sport Fields: Open May 1 - September 30 from 7:00 a.m. - Sundown 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 Tennis Courts: Open April 1 - October 30 from 7:00 a.m. - Sundown (7 days a week) Lions Park Tennis Courts – There are 3 regulation sized tennis courts including windscreens, notice board, washroom facility, benches and picnic tables. Located at Lion’s Park on 15th Street. Veterans Park Tennis Court – There is 1 regulation sized tennis court including a notice board and benches. Located at Veteran’s Park at 8th Street and River Road. Ball Diamonds: Open April 15 - September 30 from 7:00 a.m. - Sundown • Elk Run • Millennium Park • Lion’s Park Outdoor Arena Pads: Open May 15 – September 30 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (7 days a week) Larch Arena Pad – Boarded rink with nets for basketball and ball hockey. Located at 1200 – 17th Street. For confirmed bookings, lights are available for night use until 10:00 p.m. Cougar Creek Arena Pad – Boarded rink with nets for basketball and ball hockey. Located on the corner of Elk Run Boulevard and Canyon Road. For confirmed bookings, lights are available for night use until 10:00 p.m.

Cougar Creek Boarded Ice Rink Cloased for the season

17th Street Outdoor Ice Rink 1200 – 17th Street •

Appropriate for all age groups allowing sticks and pucks Lights for night use are on until 10:00 p.m. • Portable washrooms on site •

The Pond Natural Ice Surface 7th Avenue at Mallard Alley •

This skating area is a section of Spring Creek that freezes by late December • Once frozen solid to handle the weight of our Olympia ice machine, it is maintained the same as our outdoor rinks • Located right downtown, it is the site for several Town winter special events • Lights for night use are on until 10:00 p.m. • Washrooms are located on 7th Avenue by the Information Centre

Rundle Crescent Ice Surface Open space off of Rundle Crescent • •

This surface is appropriate for toddlers and young children There are no lights or washrooms at this site

Peaks Park Ice Surface Green space on the east end of Lawrence Grassi Ridge and Wilson Way •

This surface is appropriate for toddlers and young children • There are no lights or washrooms at this site For more information related to ice maintenance or rink locations please visit the Town website at www.canmore.ca/Recreation-Parks-and-Facilities/OutdoorIce-Rinks/

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Community Advertisers

CANMORE MUSEUM & GEOSCIENCE CENTRE

CANMORE COHO SWIM CLUB Canmore Coho Swim Club is a not-for-profit summer swim club running May 1st 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.

W INTER H OURS Weekdays: 12-5 | Weekends: 11-5 P LEASE VISIT WWW . CMAGS . ORG OR CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION ON

Upcoming special events including jam pail curling at the Barracks, speaker series, and book signings Weekend and after-school kids programs Guided and group museum tours

Our club and qualified 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: 5-18 years, accommodating all swimming abilities. Registration will be open to the general public early March 2014.

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Come Play Hockey Amateur musicians making music together

New members welcome! Winter/Spring Registration

with the Canmore Minor Hockey Association Eagles •

Open to players 4 - 17 years of age • New players are welcome • Girls and boys are welcome

Big (Jazz) Band: 7 p.m. l Wednesday, September 4

Visit www.canmorehockey.org to view all programs including initiation, recreational, competitive and girls’ hockey.

Concert Band: 7 p.m. l Thursday, September 5

On-line registration starts in early June. Please register by June 30.

Mixed Choir:

7 p.m. l Tuesday, September 3 Ralph Connor United Church Canmore Collegiate Band Room

Canmore Collegiate Band Room

Weekly rehearsals will take place on the same days, same locations from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Info: www.valleywindsmusic.org

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Visit our website www.canmorehockey.org for program information and to sign up.


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Private and Group Lessons • Hourly Rentals • Skills Competitions • 20 Championship Courses Experience the latest in virtual golf technology with the HD Golf Simulator featuring 20 championship courses including The Fairmont Banff Springs, and Pebble Beach. Train all winter with private or corporate lessons from our golf pros.

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Canmore Illusions Gymnastics Club

Programs for everyone! co-ed Basic Trampoline

Preschool Little Tot Drop in A parent supervised exploratory movement program for toddlers up to 3 years old.

Hotshots A structured program for children 3 years old, to be accompanied by parents.

Munchkins Through games and activities, 4-5 years old children will learn the basics of gymnastics.

girls Panthers An introductory course for girls in Grade 1 and up, for Can-Gym badges: burgundy, red, tan and bronze.

Tigers An intermediate badge program, for girls in Grade 3 and up, for Can-Gym badges: purple, blue, turquoise, silver and up.

boys Lions An introductory course for Boys in grade 1 and up, for Can-Gym badges: burgundy, red, tan, bronze and up.

Safe instruction for children Grade 1 and up at a basic skill level.

Kids Drop in For ages 4-10 Parental accompaniment is mandatory for children aged from 4-6 years and recommended for children aged 7-8 years. Flips are NOT permitted. Gym rules are strictly enforced by our supervisors.

*NEW* Youth Drop in For ages 10-13 A fun non structured environment for youth aged from 10-13 years. A qualified supervisor is available for assistance. Flips are permitted at the discretion of instructor. Gym rules are strictly enforced by our supervisors.

Teen and Adult Drop in For ages 13 and up A fun non structured environment for teens and adults. A qualified supervisor is available for assistance. Flips are permitted at the discretion of instructor. Gym rules are strictly enforced by our supervisors.

Please visit www.canmoregymnastics.com for a detailed schedule, costs, and registration information. 80 l Canmore Community Guide


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Canmore Nordic Ski Club

Ski, Run, Bike, Hike, Make Friends, Get Fit, Travel! Do it all with the Canmore Nordic Ski Club. XC and Biathlon programs for ages 5 to 90. Ski fast and have fun! Summer and winter programs. For more information:

canmorenordic.com l programdirector@canmorenordic.com l 403.678.0266

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Community Advertisers

The Bow Valley Riptides Swim Club is a non-profit organization that offers flexible year-round programs for all swimming levels for youth in the Bow Valley. Interested in trying swim club?

Free trial week for new swimmers.

Regular Program Winter session begins January 6. Please check website for more info.

Swim School Begins January 6 M/W 4:45 – 6:00 p.m. or January 7 T/Th 3:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Registration is ongoing for the 2013-2014 season. To learn more, and to register, please visit riptides.ca 82 l Canmore Community Guide


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Ron Casey MLA for Banff-Cochrane Chair of Rural Caucus

Proud to be serving as your Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from our office in Canmore: 109, 1205 Bow Valley Trail Canmore, Alberta, T1W 1P5 Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can always reach me at: (403) 609-4509 or Toll Free: 1-866-760-8281 banff.cochrane@assembly.ab.ca Follow me on Facebook and Twitter: Ron Casey MLA Banff-Cochrane @RonCaseyMLA

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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 Elevation Place Phone l 403.678.8920 Fax Reception Desk l 403.678.8934 Fax Admin Offices l 403.678.8935 Email l elevationplace@canmore.ca Address l 700 Railway Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 1P4

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Canmore Recreation Centre Phone l 403.678.8920 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

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Town of Canmore Winter 2014 Community Guide