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Town of Canmore

Community Guide Programs and Services l Winter 2017 Registration begins Monday, December 12 at 7 a.m.

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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 from December 2016 to March 2017. 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!

Canmore Town Council Left to Right: Councillor Sean Krausert, Councillor Esmé Comfort, Councillor Vi Sandford, Mayor John Borrowman, Councillor Joanna McCallum, Councillor Rob Seeley, Councillor Ed Russell. Photo by Colin Ferguson, Mountain Light Studio

2013 - 2017 Town Council All Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers at the Town of Canmore Civic Centre (902 - 7th Avenue). Agendas are 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 Family and Community Support Services

Contact Information 2 4

z Bow Valley Parent Link

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z Canmore Public Library

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z Elevation Place Membership Information

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Core Class Schedules and Information

z Preschool and Child & Youth Programs

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z Early Dismissal Friday Programs

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z Big Fun Day Camp Programs

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Spring Break Camps

z Elevation Place Fitness

Civic Centre Phone l 403.678.1500 Fax l 403.678.1534 Address l 902 - 7th Avenue Canmore, AB T1W 3K1 Canmore Recreation Centre Phone l 403.678.8920 (Elevation Place) Address l 1900 8th Avenue Canmore, AB T1W 1Y2 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

44 Core Classes 45 Registered Fitness Courses 46

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Dance

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Nutrition & Wellness

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Skating

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Languages

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Town Facility Closures

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Winter 2017

z Elevation Place Climbing Gym

Core Classes Registered Climbing Programs Spring Break Camps

z Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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

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

Civic Centre and Public Works December 25, 2016 l Christmas Day December 26, 2016 l Boxing Day December 27 l In Lieu of Christmas Day January 1, 2017 l New Years Day January 2, 2017 l In Lieu of New Years Day February 20, 2017 l Family Day Canmore Recreation Centre

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December 25, 2016 l Christmas Day

z KidSportTM

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Elevation Place

z Sustainability

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z Community Recycling Information

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z General Community Information

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z Parks and Playgrounds

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December 25, 2016 l Christmas Day

Community Advertisers 86

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Registration Information

Program Registration Information Things You Should Know For Family Community Support Service (FCSS) program listing and registration information refer to page 4. For Bow Valley Parent Link (BVPL) program listing and registration information, refer to page 12. The Recreation and Aquatic Departments offer a variety of courses and programs for all ages. Please view the courses and programs listings starting on page 34.

Registration for ALL Aquatics and Recreation programs from January - March begins on

Monday, December 12 at 7:00 a.m. Registration Dates Mark the following dates in your calendar: December 12 - 18 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 19 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 classes, day camps and swimming lessons. For first time users: in order to use this service, you will be required to create an account. Please send an email to elevationplace@canmore.ca, detailing the names and birth dates of you and your immediate family members, your home address, phone number and email address, or stop by the Elevation Place Customer Experience Desk. Once we have your information, we can provide you with your personal login and password and you will be able to get started with on-line registration.

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For repeat users: ensure that you have your on-line login and password ready for registration day. To access on-line registration services: Visit www.canmore.ca and click on “Recreation & Facility” (listed under Residents on front page of website). Then click on Recreation Programs & Registration. If you have any on-line registration questions, please call 403.678.8920.

By Phone 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 and assist you with registration.

In Person or by Mail Complete a program registration form (located on our website www.canmore.ca, under courses and programs) and 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. - 9:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday l 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Waitlist and Cancellation Policies Waitlist If a program 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 Programs If a program is cancelled due to insufficient registration, a Customer Experience agent will contact you by phone to notify you that the class has been cancelled. At that time, patrons have the choice of a full refund or to leave the credit on the account to use towards future programs or courses. Cancellation Policy Once a program 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 program start date are fully refundable. There are no refunds, transfers, or credits if you cancel within one week of the program start date.


Save the date and join us for this year’s Winter Carnival

February 4 - 12, 2017

Snowy Owl Kid N Mutt Races Ice Carving Competition Mountain Freezies Kids’ Ice Carving Sugar Shack, Marshmallows & Bonfires

Mut Hut Emporium Pooch Parade Log Sawing Competition sponsored by WoodPecker Art Gallery Crawl

Registration for the Snowy Owl Kid N Mutt Races and Mountain Freezies Kids’ Ice Carving will open on January 16 via www.zone4.ca For our schedule of events and registration information www.canmorewintercarnival.com please visit www.canmore.ca Canmore Community Guide l 3


FCSS

Family and Community Support Services

FCSS

Registration for FCSS courses begins

Thursday, November 24 at 8:30 a.m. Please call 403.609.3743 to register

Family and Community Support Services

Support • Affordability

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:

Information

Programs: FCSS has a wide variety of affordability programs including but not limited to: ROAM Fee Assistance, Volunteer Income Tax Program and Shower Program. • Prevent

It! Canadian workshop presented by Little Warriors teaches adults how to take action to help STOP child sexual abuse. An interactive workshop ideal for parents and professionals interested in learning how to help protect the children in their lives delivered totally free of charge. Participants will receive a comprehensive workbook and certificate of attendance. For more details about Prevent It! visit www.littlewarriors.ca • Counselling: Strength

based, solution focused counselling for individuals and families, provided free of charge. • 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: Provides individual and group support to seniors so they are aware of all the Alberta Government supports available to them.

Referral

• Classroom

• Call-Ins

• Individual Assessment:

Presentations: FCSS provides options and responds to teacher requests for presentations at Elizabeth Rummel and Lawrence Grassi Schools. Presentations include, conflict resolution, relationships, bullying, friendship, suicide awareness and prevention, honesty, telling/tattling and good touch/bad touch.

• Community

Courses / Workshops: Grief Workshops, Writing Personal Directives, Home Alone Safely, Board Development, Financial Literacy.

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and Walk-Ins: FCSS is recognized as the key place to go in order to find out what support services are available and to obtain support to access those services. Staff will spend up to an hour with people who are unsure what type of counselling or support they require, in order for the best possible support or referral to be 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.


FCSS Who Works at Canmore FCSS?

Family and Community Support Services FCSS

General Inquiries l 403.609.3743 • Course registrations, low-income transit, Taxi Pass program Lu Douce l Program Coordinator l 403.678.7136 • Cycling Without Age, Meals on Wheels, Financial Literacy, volunteer support, Bow Valley Interagency, community workshops Mavis Sautner l Program Coordinator l 403.678.7129 • Seniors programs, community workshops, Volunteer Driver Program, Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Megan Imrie l Program Coordinator l 403.678.7127 • Bow Valley Mentor Program, community courses, classroom presentations, Neighbourhood Connector Family & Community Worker l 403.678.7131 • Rainbows Divorce Support, Roots of Empathy, small group support, individual and family counselling, Parents of Anxious Kids support group Tara Gilchrist l FCSS Supervisor l 403.678.7130 • Partnership opportunities, individual counselling, support for non-profits, Youth Connections

Where is Canmore FCSS? The FCSS office is located on the main floor of the Canmore Civic Centre at 902 - 7th Ave.

It’s Always a Good Time to File Your Taxes! If you are living with low income completing your tax return is important to do any time of the year. You could claim a wide range of government benefits just by completing your tax return. Use your completed return as proof of income required for other benefits and programs. By filing your taxes you can access income boosting benefits like: • Canada

Child Tax Benefit • Old Age Security • Guaranteed Income Supplement • Working Income Tax Benefit • GST/HST credit Need Help? www.canmore.ca

Collecting the information and completing the forms to file your taxes can seem overwhelming. Call us…we’re here to help. Canmore/MD Bighorn: Mavis l 403.678.7129 Banff/Lake Louise: Sue l 403.762.1253

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FCSS Winter Courses 2017 FCSS

To register, please call 403.609.3743

Buying a Condo There are unique details and legal responsibilities to buying a condominium. A condo board can and does expect each owner to contribute financially to major repairs to the building and grounds; often with fairly short notice. If you’re planning to purchase a condo, go into the purchase prepared with knowledge of the uniqueness of condo ownership. Register by calling 403.609.3743

Fee Assistance Available Affordability should not be a barrier to learning. If you would like to enroll in an FCSS program and the fee is a concern, please call 403.609.3743 to speak to FCSS staff.

Healthy Little Chefs Cooking Club Through the art of cooking, youth will have the opportunity to meet new people, have fun and acquire a valuable life skill. Eating habits and attitudes towards foods are developed while young. This interactive program is designed to teach kids between the ages of 10 - 14 the basics of how to prepare nutritious, fresh food on a tight budget! Participants will learn about basic nutrition, how to read and understand food labels, make healthy substitutions and to prepare delicious dishes. Register by calling 403.609.3743 Canmore Recreation Center l Kitchen Instructor: Megan Imrie January 9 - March 8 8 classes Level 1 l Mondays l 4:00 - 5:45 p.m. Level 2* l Wednesdays l 4:00 - 5:45 p.m. *Prerequisite: Level 1 Healthy Little Chefs $50

Creative Kitchen Wanting to make the most out of your food budget? Are you tired of the same old leftovers and have no idea what to do with all those nearly empty condiments and dull looking vegetables? Get food focused in this fun and interactive class! Over 8 weeks you will learn how to prepare delicious, healthy meals using what you already have in the fridge. We will work with grains, proteins, legumes, dairy, fruits and veggies. Save time and money by developing the creative skills to transform your leftovers! Register by calling 403.609.3743 Canmore Recreation Center l Kitchen Instructor: Megan Imrie January 10 - March 7 8 classes l Tuesdays l 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. $50

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Canmore Civic Centre l Council Chambers Facilitator: Jessica Sturgeon, Attorney at Law December 1 1 class l Thursday l 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. No Charge

What to Do When Someone Dies When someone close to you dies, there are many people and agencies you need to contact. This course will familiarize you with the steps and procedures for settling the estate, dealing with pensions and death benefits, filing a tax return for the deceased etc. The course is free, but registration is required to ensure adequate course materials. Register by calling 403.609.3743 Canmore Civic Centre l Council Chambers Facilitators: Russ & Wendy Reynolds of Bow River Funeral Service January 12 1 class l Thursday l 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. No Charge

Care for the Caregiver l Managing Stress For Caregivers, identifying your individual stressors, learning to take action towards creating a balance and having a few strategies to deal with stress management will go a long way toward creating better emotional health for you. Join with other Caregivers to explore new and different ways to deal with your stressors at this free workshop. Please register to ensure adequate course materials. Register by calling 403.609.3743 Canmore Civic Centre l Georgetown Boardroom Facilitators: Joan Gregory and Mavis Sautner March 3 1 class l Friday l 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. No Charge


Care for the Caregiver l Resilience Resilience is the ability to “bounce back” from a trauma, crisis and stressful situations. Caregiving can be stressful on many levels. Not everyone reacts the same way to life events but resilience can be learned and improved. The goal of this session will be to recognize and increase your resilience. Please register to ensure adequate course materials. Register by calling 403.609.3743 Canmore Civic Centre l Georgetown Boardroom Facilitators: Joan Gregory and Mavis Sautner March 10 1 class l Friday l 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. No Charge

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 and learn more about available housing options and the application process. Pre-registration is required to ensure adequate space and information hand-outs. Register by calling 403.609.3743 Canmore Civic Centre l Council Chambers Facilitator: Ian Wilson, CAO of Bow Valley Regional Housing April 20 1 class l Thursday l 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. No Charge

Canada Pension Plan Information You Should Know! This FREE workshop explains Canada’s pension system. Learn how changes in life’s circumstances such as divorce, disability, early retirement and death can affect individuals when they reach retirement age. Please register to ensure adequate course material. Register by calling 403.609.3743 Canmore Civic Centre l Council Chambers Facilitator: Service Canada January 11 1 class l Wednesday l 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. No Charge

Prevent It! The Prevent It! Canadian workshop presented by Little Warriors teaches adults how to take action to help STOP child sexual abuse. An interactive workshop ideal for parents and professionals interested in learning how to help protect the children in their lives delivered totally free of charge. Participants will receive a comprehensive workbook and certificate of attendance. For more details about Prevent It! visit www.littlewarriors.ca Register by calling 403.609.3743 Canmore Civic Centre l Classroom Facilitator: Sandra Davis January 21 1 class l Saturday l 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. No Charge

Resilience Building After Separation & Divorce This monthly group is intended for individuals, with or without children, trying to rebuild their lives post separation and divorce. Three sessions will be led by a facilitator. Topics will include; dealing with grief and loss, handling anger and conflict, impact of divorce on children/families, redefining family and self. Register by calling 403.609.3743 Canmore Civic Centre l Georgetown Boardroom Facilitator: TBA January 25, February 15 & March 8 Wednesdays l 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. No Charge

Parents of Anxious Kids In today’s world children and youth are under more stress than ever before! Every one of us has experienced anxiety at one time or another. It is just human. It becomes a problem when anxiety affects (disrupts) one’s daily life routines. Stomach aches, headaches, clinginess, tantrums, worries that seem unreasonable, avoidance, sleeplessness and obsessive or violent behaviors are some of the ways anxiety shows itself in kids. Any combination of these traits can appear at any given time, seemingly out of nowhere. If you are the parent or caregiver of an anxious child/youth or have concerns about your child’s worries, you are invited to attend this monthly support group. Through facilitated discussion, guest speakers and networking with others, parents will gain information, strategies and support. Register by calling 403.609.3743 Canmore Civic Centre l Classroom Facilitator: TBA January 10, February 14, March 14, April 18, May 9 & June 13 Tuesdays l 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. No Charge

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FCSS SETTLEMENT SERVICES IN THE BOW VALLEY

FCSS

Financial Literacy Workshopand Community Connecting Immigrants

This workshop will help you learn the basics of financial literacy and provide you with tips and tools to help you take control of your finances. Over the two sessions, you will learn about budgeting, banking, credit, and consumerism. Become more confident in dealing with your personal finances, and discover assets that you didn’t even know you had! Register by calling 403.609.3743 Canmore Civic Centre l Classroom Facilitators: Carla Reinhardus & Lu Douce March 22 & 29 2 classes l Wednesdays l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. No Charge This FREE service for Permanent Residents of Canada, Live-In Caregivers and Refugees provides any support needed to settle into the Bow Valleyfor regardless of lengthas of time in Canada. Register the course soon as possible...

Avoid Disappointment!

Jeanie Godfrey l 403.762.1248 jeanie.godfrey@banff.ca Space is l limited. Anna-Lisa Christilaw l 403.762.1149 l settlement.support@banff.ca Contact us to sign up for our regular updates or to book an appointment.

Self Defense for Women Important Things to Know:

Come join Marc Geestman for 8 weeks of multi-facetted • Do you know about no-cost language classes? self-defense training. Drawn from several Martial Arts, real • you need help with housing? lifeDoscenarios and stories, women will improve awareness, • Do you know how to prepare for your family’s arrival? confidence and abilities in a fun, action packed environment. • Do you need help understanding health benefits and where you These classes will involve physical, mental and emotional could go for financial assistance? training. The class is geared toward female strengths and • Would your child like to come to our after school group? challenges, and will train you to become your own protector. • Do you want to be working in the profession you were educated in? For ages 14+. We’re here to answer these questions and any others! Register by calling 403.609.3743 Upcoming Workshops in Banff and Canmore: Elevation Place l Room 209 • Living in Canada as a Permanent Resident Instructor: Marc Geestman • Citizenship

Preparation

January 26Wildlife - March 16 • Living with 8• classes l Thursdays l 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. Financial Planning Workshop • Cross Cultural Training for agencies and employers $80 • Family

Reunification Workshops • Housing Information

HeartMath • Career

Fair

Reduce your stress for better health... Contact the Settlement Services Team for details. This workshop will teach you about the relationship between stress andBanff performance, emotions and overall well-being. Locations: Town Hall, your 110 Bear Street, Banff You will discover how to increase your energy Canmore Civic Centre, 902 - 7th Avenue, Canmore levels, increase capacity peak moments andLake stopLouise the energy drain.on request. Other Bowfor Valley locations including & Kananaskis, More information and403.609.3743 a calendar of programs at: Register by calling www.banff.ca/settlement Canmore Civic Centre l Classroom www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley Facilitators: Ulrike Kimbley-Nicolai and Carla Kembel

February 28 1 class l Tuesday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. No charge CONNECTING IMMIGRANTS AND COMMUNITY 8 l Canmore Community Guide

TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER SUPPORT SERVICES Facilitation can be defined as the “act of making something easier in actionBOW or process”. This workshop will provide IN THE VALLEY Basic Facilitation Skills

basic methods of facilitation through the introduction of communication tools and practical engagement strategies you can implement in your organizations meetings and planning sessions. Register by calling 403.609.3743 Canmore Civic Centre l Council Chambers Facilitator: Tara Gilchrist January 26 1 class l Thursday l 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. No charge

Did You Know…

This FREE service provides support to Temporary Foreign Workers That FCSS has a Volunteer Snow Angel Program? (TFW) in the Bow Valley. We serve as your bridge between

Qualifying assigned their own volunteer employment,individuals communitycan and be Canadian society. Snow Angel to clear ice and snow from their walkways to René Dumont l 403.763.1700 l tfw@banff.ca keep them safely moving in/out and around their homes Important Things Know:To become a volunteer Snow and driveways intowinter. • Is your Work Permit expiring you are waiting for yourplease LMIA Angel or to see if you are and eligible forstillthis program, and notMavis sure what to do?at 403.678.7129. contact Sautner Are you being paid for your overtime? Are you working full time according to your LMIA? • Do you have questions about your contract and the terms under your LMIA? • Do you know your options for Permanent Residency? Please check with us and let us help you find the answers! •

Upcoming Workshops: Options for Permanent Residency and Express Entry Information Sessions • Drop In and Chat Sessions in Banff and Canmore • Group Webinars on Express Entry Keep updated about our sessions and more through our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/foreignworkersbowvalley Twitter page: www.twitter.com/CCISBanff •

Other Services: •

Community Integration

This FREE service provides support to Temporary Foreign • Employment Rights and Responsibilities Workers (TFW) in the Bow Valley Document This FREEAssistance service provides support to Temporary Foreign

This•FREE service provides supportserving to Temporary Foreign Workers in the Bow Valley, your bridge Group Meetings Connect in (TFW) Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise orasKananaskis This FREE service support to Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) inprovides the Bow Valley between employment, community and Canadian society. Locations: Banff in Town Hall, 110 Bear Street, Banff Workers (TFW) the Bow Valley Serving asConnect your bridge employment, in902 Banff, Lake Louisecommunity or Canmore Centre, -between 7thCanmore, Avenue, Canmore Connect inCivic Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise or Kananaskis Kananaskis. and Canadian society Other Bow Valley locations including Lake Louise & Kananaskis, on request. Connect in Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise or Kananaskis www.banff.ca/tfw René as Dumont 403-763-1700 tfw@banff.ca René |between 403.763.1700 | tfw@banff.ca Serving yourDumont bridge employment, community www.banff.ca/tfw | Facebook: foreignworkersbowvalley www.banff.ca/tfw Serving as yoursociety bridge between employment, community and Canadian www.facebook.com/foreignworkersbowvalley and Canadian society René Dumont 403-763-1700 tfw@banff.ca René Dumont 403-763-1700 tfw@banff.ca www.banff.ca/tfw www.banff.ca/tfw www.facebook.com/foreignworkersbowvalley www.facebook.com/foreignworkersbowvalley OUR COMMUNITY. OUR FUTURE.


FREE services to help you and your family succeed in Canada Serving Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise and Kananaskis Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

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Join us for First Thursdays Speaker Series 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at ArtsPlace 950 - 8 Avenue, Canmore

Photo: © Lyndal Osborne

FEBRUARY 3 I 7 P.M. Lyndal Osborne MARCH 3 I 7 P.M. Pecha Kucha:

Meet, Inspire and Get Inspired 20 images X 20 seconds What would you say? The theme is LIGHT. Think: photography, prisms, electricity, rainbows, the sun, the moon, and more! Contact dsaundersdahl@canmore.ca for more information and to sign up!

Three Sisters Gallery

We're here to help!

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions Three Sisters Gallery 2nd Floor Elevation Place 700 Railway Ave., Canmore

NOVEMBER 25 - JANUARY 24 Now For Something Different: Bow Valley Artists Opening Reception Friday, November 25 l 6 to 8 p.m.

Artist: @ Fonda Sparks

JANUARY 25 - FEBRUARY 22 Home is Where the Art is (TREX)

Artist: @ Dale Syrota

MARCH 1 - APRIL 5 Rain Dance (TREX)

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Artist: @ Janet Cardiff


Town of Canmore Public Notice

28th Annual Mayor’s Awards for Volunteer Excellence

2017

Youth Award for Volunteer Excellence (17 years and younger) Adult Award for Volunteer Excellence Corporate Award for Volunteer Excellence For Profit Corporate Award for Volunteer Excellence Not For Profit Paul Greig Memorial Award for Environmental Stewardship Great Neighbour Award

Community groups, service clubs, schools and residents are invited to nominate volunteers who make a difference in Canmore for the Mayor’s Awards for Volunteer Excellence. The Mayor’s Awards recognize outstanding volunteer contributions to the Canmore community. A special reception for nominees, nominators and invited guests will take place Monday, April 24, 2017. Nomination forms are available at: • Canmore Civic Centre front desk 902 - 7th Avenue • Family and Community Support Services office • Online www.canmore.ca For further information please call 403.609.3743 or email mave@canmore.ca

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Bow Valley Parent Link

Bow Valley Parent Link www.canmore.ca/parentlink Bow Valley Parent Link Banff: 101B Bear St. (above library) 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 (portable beside school) 403.678.2529 Visit drop-ins or programs at any location. Bow Valley Parent Link (BVPL) provides resources and support to parents/caregivers and children aged 0 - 6 years. This inter-municipal initiative between the Town of Canmore, Town of Banff and the MD of Bighorn offers programs and services in the following 5 core areas: • • • • •

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, Triple P: Positive Parenting Program, developmental screening, relationship counseling, community information and referrals and much more.

Relationship Counselling Bow Valley Parent Link offers relationship counselling to parents of children from birth to 18 years old. Counselling is confidential and solution-focused. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Anthea Messier BSW, RSW, BA. by email at amessier@canmore.ca or by calling 403.678.7132.

Individual Support Families or caregivers with children 0 - 6 years throughout the Bow Valley can access support with the BVPL Child and Family Worker (CFW). The CFW will be available to meet with families individually to address child development and parenting challenges, difficult life transitions and provide advocacy or assistance to access community resources. Call 403.678.2535 or email cdemontigny@canmore.ca to set up an appointment or for further information.

Developmental Screening using the Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ and ASQ-SE) Parent-completed evaluation tools to assess the development of children 0 - 5 years old toward developmental milestones in the areas of communication, gross and fine motor skills, problem solving, personal social skills and overall development. A trained professional reviews the completed questionnaire and can meet with you individually, offer fun activities to enhance development and make referrals if necessary. Call 403.678.2529 (Canmore/Exshaw) or 403.762.1116 (Banff), or visit in person to pick up an age specific questionnaire. By Appointment l No Charge

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Triple P: Positive Parenting Program An evidence based parenting program

Triple P Individual Consultations Meet with an accredited Triple P practitioner for up to 4 confidential face to face sessions that will help you manage challenging behaviors. 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 Christine deMontigny, Bow Valley Parent Link Child and Family Worker by phone 403.678.2535 or email cdemontigny@canmore.ca By Appointment l No Charge

Triple P Online: Your Personal Parenting Program 24/7

Who Works at Bow Valley Parent Link? Ellen Thuringer l BVPL Supervisor l 403.678.7128 Is responsible for the development and management of BVPL services and programs and works closely with community partners and stakeholders at the local, regional and provincial levels. Cara Crawford l Education Coordinator l 403.678.7149 Organizes parent education workshops and programs. Offers Triple P Seminars, Discussion groups and ASQ consultations. Christine deMontigny l Child & Family Worker l 403.678.2535 Offers family and parenting support. Facilitates Triple P group and Individual consultations and special interest groups. ASQ and ASQ-SE trainer and practitioner. Monique DesRosiers l Early Years Coach Canmore & Exshaw 403.678.2529 Program facilitator. Offers parenting programs, including Triple P Seminars, Discussion groups and ASQ consultations. May Quach l Early Years Coach Banff l 403.762.1116 Program facilitator. Offers parenting programs, including Triple P Seminars, Discussion groups and ASQ consultations. Anthea Messier l Relationship Counsellor l 403.678.7132 Offers confidential relationship counselling to parents of children from birth to 18 years old. Katelyn Hunter l Program Assistant Canmore l 403.678.2529 General inquiries, program support, course registration, resource kits and toy lending library. Katie Waekens l Program Assistant Banff l 403.762.1116 General inquiries, program support, course registration, resource kits and toy lending library.

Triple P Online is ideal for parents who want help managing the ups and downs of raising children with the flexibility of accessing material at any time. The parenting strategies introduced in the course are most relevant for parents of toddlers, preschoolers and children up to 12 years. However, Triple P Online’s principles can be used of parents with children of all ages. The eight modules are a lively mix of video clips, worksheets and activities and take approximately 30 - 60 minutes each to complete. Visit www.triplep-parenting.net to get started. FREE of charge. For more information phone 403.678.2529, email parentlinkcanmore@canmore.ca, or stop by any Bow Valley Parent Link Centre.

Triple P Discussion Group Parents of children ages 2 - 6 years learn practical ideas to manage common day to day challenges of raising healthy, well-adjusted children. For more information or to register, phone 403.678.2529, email parentlinkcanmore@canmore.ca, or sign up at any Bow Valley Parent Link Centre. Managing Fighting and Aggression January 18 l Wednesday l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Hassle-free Shopping with Children March 22 l Wednesday l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff Dealing with Disobedience April 10 l Monday l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Exshaw Registration Required l No Charge Free Childcare Available Led by: BVPL Staff

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Bow Valley Parent Link


Bow Valley Parent Link

Bow Valley Parent Link 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. For more information or to register, phone 403.678.2529, email parentlinkcanmore@canmore.ca, or sign up at any Bow Valley Parent Link Centre. Seminar 1: The Power of Positive Parenting April 12 l Wednesday l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Seminar 2: Raising Confident, Competent Children April 19 l Wednesday l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Seminar 3: Raising Resilient Children April 26 l Wednesday l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff Registration Required l No Charge Free Childcare Available Led by: BVPL Staff

Raising Great Kids Workshop Series This series of workshops gives families of children 0 - 6 years old practical tools and creative ideas to enhance the joys of parenting and to ease its challenges. 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-served basis. Avoid disappointment! Register at least one week prior to the workshop date. To register, phone 403.678.2529, email parentlinkcanmore@canmore.ca or stop by any Bow Valley Parent Link Centre.

Vision and Oral Care Do you know when your child should receive their first eye exam? Or the potential effects a sippy cup might have on your child’s oral hygiene? These are just some of the topics that will be addressed in this collaborative presentation and Q&A session! Join optometrist Dr. Joanna Phillips and dentist Dr. Natali Schindler to learn everything from how diet can affect your child’s vision, to what kind of toothbrush you should be using on your child’s teeth. January 19 Thursday l 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Registration Required l No Charge Free Childcare Available Led by: Dr. Joanna K. Phillips, Canmore Family Eye Care and Dr. Natali Schindler, Bite Family Dentistry

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Nutrition for Busy Families Do you often feel stretched trying to provide your family with a healthy diet? Between the demands of work, school and extracurricular activities it can often be challenging to plan healthy and creative meals. This workshop will provide you with practical strategies for healthy meal planning and label reading. The session will include a family friendly activity. January 24 Tuesday l 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Registration Required l No Charge Free Childcare Available Led by: Lauren Schock, Registered Dietitian, AHS

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

NEW! Potty Time Potty training can be a rewarding yet frustrating time for both parent and child. Potty training method come with positives and pitfalls; there is no right way. This workshop will explore popular methods commonly used and the pros and cons of each one. Participants will be given some tips on how to decide: the best method for their family, when the best time to start and become more familiar with the process. January 25 Wednesday l 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff March 8 Wednesday l 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Registration Required l No Charge Free Childcare Available Led by: BVPL Staff

NEW! Prenatal Fitness Workshop Pregnancy is an important time to try to maintain fitness. Staying active while pregnant throughout your pregnancy has been proven to help the mother through pregnancy, labor and postpartum recovery as well as provide a healthy start for baby. Come and discover all the things that you can still do while you’re pregnant (and there’s a lot)! This workshop is suitable for anyone who is currently pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. February 6 Monday l 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Registration Required l No Charge Led by: Meghan Brown, BKin, AFLCA, PPFS (Pre and post natal fitness specialist)


Postnatal Fitness Workshop Having a baby can change your body. Join us for an informative and interactive workshop focused on postnatal health and fitness. We will cover what your body can and can’t do, goal setting, time constraints and ideas to get you active in your busy new life. Make sure to wear clothes you can move in, as we’ll finish with a mini workout together after the learning session. February 13 Monday l 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Registration Required l No Charge Led by: Meghan Brown, BKin, AFLCA, PPFS (Pre and post natal fitness specialist)

Feeding Your Baby This workshop 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 to come too! February 8 Wednesday l 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore March 2 Thursday l 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff Registration Required l No Charge Led by: Lauren Schock, Registered Dietitian, AHS

NEW! Taking Child’s Play Seriously! What is play? Why is play important? As the universal language of children, we will explore how play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, physical, cognitive, language/communication and emotional skills. Come ready to share your experiences and challenges as we discuss strategies and tips to become a play-full parent in your child’s life. February 1 Wednesday l 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore February 28 Tuesday l 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff Registration Required l No Charge Free Childcare Available Led by: Eva Langford and Adrienne Lawlor, Pediatric Occupational Therapists, AHS

NEW! The Importance of Self-Regulation In this session, we will explore the importance of selfregulation, now considered one of the most important indicators of school success and overall well-being. We will explore the self-regulation programs used in local schools, providing terms and practical tools that can be integrated into your family’s life. We will weave in the work of Stuart Shanker, psychologist and leader in the field, as well as mindfulness strategies and emotion coaching concepts to add to your parenting toolbox. March 21 Tuesday l 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff April 19 Wednesday l 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Registration Required l No Charge Free Childcare Available Led by: Eva Langford and Adrienne Lawlor, Pediatric Occupational Therapists, AHS

NEW! Life through the Lens: Photography Workshop A chat to inspire you to candidly document daily life of your family with whatever camera at your fingertips – professional grade DSLR to a smartphone. Discussion will be based around natural lighting, composition, inspiration and basic editing techniques. Attendees should be familiar with the functions of their chosen camera as the class is not intended to focus on the technical elements of photography. April 3 Monday l 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Registration Required l No Charge Led by: Julie Williams Driemel, Professional Photographer

Wildlife Safety for Bow Valley Families Do you and your family know how to avoid negative encounters with wildlife, and what to do if an animal becomes aggressive? Coyote, cougar, elk, and bear encounters are common in this area, and can happen on trails or in town. Help your family learn how to be WildSmart! This informative and interactive workshop will focus on keeping both you and wildlife safe, including how to use bear spray. April 26 Wednesday l 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Registration Required l No Charge Free Childcare Available Led by: Tyler McClure, WildSmart Education and Outreach Coordinator

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Bow Valley Parent Link

Bow Valley Parent Link BVPL Courses and Workshops Sign up today by emailing parentlinkcanmore@canmore.ca, calling 403.678.2529 or visiting any Bow Valley Parent Link.

Active Family Play The Active Family Play program is a gross motor, parent-led program for families and caregivers with children 0 - 6 years.  Join us at Elevation Place for a busy morning filled with movement and free play opportunities in our open studio filled with preschool aged equipment and toys.  Parent/caregiver must attend. January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 27 & March 6, 13 Mondays l 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Elevation Place l Room 209 No Charge l Drop-in Supervised by: BVPL and Elevation Place Staff

Daddy n’ Me Playtime Come to Bow Valley Parent Link to enjoy some special time with your little one. This program will be based in the playroom with hands on activities and games set up for Dads and their children to participate in together. Dads and children will also enjoy social time, a quiet circle time, and the children will have a light snack before heading home. January 17 Tuesday l 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore April 4 Tuesday l 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff Registration Required l No Charge Led by: Christine deMontigny, BVPL Child and Family Worker

Music and Movement Come experience the magic of music and learn how music can promote child development in many areas. Corina, from Music Magic, will facilitate a fun-filled experience using musical play to advance language skills, cognitive abilities, social skills, creative play, fine and gross motor skills, listening skills, and so much more. Come and join in on the magic! Registration is required and space is limited! January 17 Wednesday l 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Elevation Place l Room 212 - Canmore March 17 Friday l 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff April 24 Monday l 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Elevation Place l Room 209 - Canmore Registration Required l No Charge Led by: Corina Strim, Music Magic

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NEW! Baby on Board Are you pregnant and looking to get out and meet others that are embarking on the same exciting journey? The focus of this 3 week program will be familiarizing soon-to-be parents with information about community resources with options to choose various topics based on parents interests. Partners are encouraged to attend. Learn, have fun, and create lasting friendships! February 7 - 21 Tuesdays l 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Registration Required l No Charge Led by: Christine deMontigny, BVPL Child and Family Worker

I Grow, You Grow Join other new parents with infants 0 - 12 months 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. Sign up early – this program is popular! February 2 - March 23 (No class February 23) Wednesdays l 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff Registration Required l No Charge Led by: Christine deMontigny, BVPL Child and Family Worker

Busy Bodies Parents and preschool aged children are invited to join Bow Valley Parent Link staff for an hour of indoor gross motor play! Come and join us for some FUN! February 15 Wednesday l 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff March 1 Wednesday l 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Registration Required l No Charge Led by: BVPL Staff


Bow Valley Parent Link Terrific Toddlers Often we hear the toddler years being described as the ‘terrible twos’. Terrific Toddlers takes parents on an enlightened journey that challenges this perception. This four week course will discuss how toddlers see the world and the parenting role. You will also learn about child development, communication, guidance and self-esteem. February 27 - March 20 Mondays l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Registration Required l No Charge Free Childcare Available Led by: BVPL Early Years Coaches

Nighty-Night, Sleep Tight l Part 1 Zzz…How are you and your baby sleeping? Discussion topics will 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. March 8 Wednesday l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Registration Required l No Charge Led by: Christine deMontigny, BVPL Child and Family Worker

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 typical toddler challenges parents face at bedtime and during the night. This workshop is for parents with children 1 - 4 years of age. March 15 Wednesday l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Registration Required l No Charge Free Childcare Available Led by: Christine deMontigny, BVPL Child and Family Worker

For more information or to register for Parent Link programs phone 403.678.2529, email parentlinkcanmore@canmore.ca, or sign up at any Bow Valley Parent Link Centre.

Connect, Concentrate and Go Crazy! A program designed for 4, 5 and 6 year olds and their parents to further develop their fine and gross-motor development. This program will start indoors with some concentration activities that will help your child focus on small details. The second half of the program we will head outdoors to burn off some energy and focus on your child’s large muscle development and movement. This program will run rain or shine! February 22 Wednesday l 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff April 5 Wednesday l 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Registration Required l No Charge Led by: BVPL Staff

Car Seat Safety Car Seat Installation Clinic Did you know? 80% of car seats in Alberta are used incorrectly! Do you have questions about car seat safety? Is your child’s car seat installed correctly? Bow Valley Parent Link has received grant funding from the Alberta Traffic Safety Fund to offer a Car Seat Installation Clinic in Canmore. Car Seat Installation Clinics include: • 45 minute hand’s on appointment with Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPSAC). • Learn how to correctly install and use your child’s car seat(s) and have all questions answered. • Children are encouraged to attend. You MUST pre-register for your 45 minute session by contacting angie@seatsavvy.ca or calling 403.980.SEAT(7328). April 22 Saturday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (45-minute individual sessions) Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Registration Required l No Charge Led by: Angie Aben, Child Restraint Systems Technician, CPSAC

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Bow Valley Parent Link

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Multiples Playtime

NEW!

This program is for parents with multiples to enjoy the playroom and connect with other parents with multiples. Drop-in program.

Develop & Discover

April 29 Saturday l 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff

Saturday Afternoon Programs Children 0 - 6 years with disabilities, sensory processing struggles, or any undiagnosed disability and their families are invited to explore the BVPL playroom in Canmore during a calmer and quieter time. Drop-in program.

Led By: BVPL Staff

January 21 Saturday l 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Led By: BVPL Staff

Date with Dad This program is an hour and a half of unstructured playtime, giving dads and children the chance to explore the Parent Link Centre and connect wit0h one another. Drop-in program. February 4 Saturday l 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff Led By: BVPL Staff

Go Wild Crafting A hands on program encouraging parent child interaction to create fun take home crafts and toys. Sign up today by emailing parentlinkcanmore@canmore.ca, calling 403.678.2529 or visiting any Bow Valley Parent Link. Registration Required. February 11 Saturday l 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Led By: BVPL Staff

Connect and Create Families are invited to drop off their children 1 - 6 years, at the BVPL Canmore playroom for an hour of supervised play while they spend time at the Canmore Senior Centre on their own unfinished projects (ie: knitting, felting etc.). This is a self-care program encouraging parents to take an hour of project focused time. Sign up today by emailing parentlinkcanmore@canmore.ca, calling 403.678.2529 or visiting any Bow Valley Parent Link. Registration Required. March 25 Saturday l 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Led By: BVPL Staff

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The Mayor, John Borrowman, Arts and Events and the Canmore Public Art Committee present

MAYOR’S SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTS Saturday, January 28, 2017 artsPlace l 950 - 8 Avenue, Canmore Doors Open at 5:30 p.m. l Program Starts at 6:00 p.m.

An evening to celebrate and recognize Canmore’s creative contributors! Spotlight on the Artists and the Emerging Artist Bursaries are To Be Announced

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Public Library

Meet the Author Library Speaker Series Elevation Place 101 - 700 Railway Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 1P4 Phone: 403.678.2468 www.canmorelibrary.ab.ca

Hours: (Closed Statutory Holidays) Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Enrich and expand your reading experience as you hear authors discuss their writing, careers and stories behind the story. Check the Program and Events listing on our website for upcoming presentations and events. Friends Program Room January - April Dates Vary l 7:00 p.m. l No Charge

Tech Help @ the Library 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. This program will be on a holiday hiatus for the month of December. Friends Program Room

Are you stumped by your tablet, e-reader, laptop, a library database and so on? We offer one-on-one tech help appointments with a library staff member. For information or to book an appointment, call the library 403.678.2468 or email your questions to info@canmorelibrary.ab.ca Year Round Regular Library Hours l No Charge

January - April Wednesdays l 7:00 p.m. l No Charge

Video Conferencing

Library Movie Night

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 December - April Second Wednesday of the Month 7:00 p.m. l No Charge

Friends of the Library Speaker Series

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

NEW! Spring Specials! Join us for special story times and activities for children of all ages during the month of March. Please check our website www.canmorelibrary.ab.ca for details.

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

Half Day Friday Fun

January - April One Monday Each Month 7:00 p.m. l Admission by donation

Drop-in l Friends Program Room January - April Fridays l 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. l No Charge

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Join us on half-day Fridays for a variety of themed activities including crafts, games, and movies. This program is designed for children aged 8 and over. Check our website for details and dates.


NEW! Together Time Join the Canmore Public Library and Bow Valley ParentLink for an hour long baby and parent program complete with snacks, stories, rhymes and songs. This program is for babies and their parents from newborn to pre-walking. Registration Required. Register at ParentLink or the Canmore Public Library. Friends Program Room January 12 - March 2 Thursdays l 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. l No Charge

2016 PARTY ON THE POND Skating to music under a starry sky, drinking hot chocolate and enjoying fireworks sounds pretty cool doesn’t it? Join us at The Pond this New Year’s Eve.

NEW TIME! Books for Babies Children from birth to walking, along with their parents/ caregivers, are invited to a half-hour program featuring finger play rhymes, bouncing songs, walking songs and books. This program is designed to assist in the acquisition of language and to promote parent/child bonding. Drop-in l Friends Program Room January 10 - March 15 Tuesdays l 12:30 p.m. l No Charge

Wiggle Time Walking babies up to two years, along with their parent/ caregivers, are invited to a half-hour program featuring active rhymes, music, movement and books. The program is designed to encourage active participation and to promote parent/child bonding. Drop-in l Friends Program Room January 9 - March 13 Mondays l 10:30 a.m. l No Charge

Tales for Twos Children 2 years old, along with their parents/caregivers, are invited to a half-hour program featuring rhymes, action songs, and books. The program is designed to build their attention span and foster a love of books. Drop-in l Friends Program Room

NEW YEAR’S EVE 2016 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Hot dog and hot chocolate stand sponsored by

Skate to music Keep warm by the bonfires Celebrate with your family and community

January 11 - March 15 Wednesdays l 10:30 a.m. l No Charge

8:30 p.m. Family fireworks at the Pond

Preschool Storytime

Midnight Fireworks at Millennium Park

Children 3 - 5 years old, along with their parent/caregivers, are invited to a half-hour program featuring rhymes, action-songs, and books. The program is designed to build a longer attention span and foster a continual love of stories. Drop-in l Friends Program Room

For more information contact events@canmore.ca visit www.canmore.ca or find us on Facebook facebook.com/TownofCanmore

January 11 - March 15 Wednesdays l 2:00 p.m. l No Charge

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Elevation Place Membership Rates Elevation Place Memberships

Enjoy unlimited access to Elevation Place and our Core drop-in classes!

Go Beyond

Splash

Go Beyond

Splash

Go Beyond

Splash

Go Beyond

Splash

1 Month

1 Month

3 Month

3 Month

12 Month

12 Month

Recurring*

Recurring*

Two Parent

$159

$123

$465

$357

$1,428

$1,092

$119

$91

One Parent

$115

$89

$335

$255

$1,032

$792

$86

$66

Adult

$75

$59

$215

$165

$660

$504

$55

$42

Senior

$55

$42

$160

$122

$492

$384

$41

$32

Young Adult

$55

$42

$160

$122

$492

$384

$41

$32

Youth

$39

$31

$115

$89

$372

$288

$31

$24

Child

$29

$24

$85

$70

$276

$216

$23

$18

Membership Type Family

Individual

*The most affordable plan for those who visit us 4+ times a month. Recurring monthly payments. Minimum contract commitment applies.

Membership Categories Family l 2 Parents: Includes two parents/legal guardians and their children up to and including 21 years of age. Family l 1 Parent: A single parent/legal guardian and his/her children up to and including 21 years of age. Adult l 26 - 64 years Senior l 65 - 79 years Senior+ l 80+ years: Seniors+ receive a complimentary membership. Applies to Canmore residents only. Proof of residency and date of birth is required. Young Adult l 18 - 25 years Youth l 12 - 17 years Child l 3 - 11 years: Children under 3 are complimentary.

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Elevation Place Membership Benefits Elevation Place Memberships

Go Beyond Membership Go Beyond and get the most out of your recreational experience under one roof. This membership is our most comprehensive and includes: 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 weight room and cardio centre with modern equipment. • Complimentary orientation to fitness equipment. • Access to our core classes led by expert instructors. • Member rates on registered programs • Guest pass discount. • Multi-purpose room discount. • Select merchandise and equipment rental discounts. •

Child minding discount. Complimentary public skating and shinny at the Canmore Recreation Centre. • •

Elevation Place

Splash Membership

700 Railway Avenue, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1P4

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. • Access to core aquatics centre classes. • Member rates on registered aquatics centre programming. • Guest pass discount on pool admission.

Phone I 403.678.8920 Email I elevation@canmore.ca Website I www.elevationplace.ca

Hours of Operation Aquatics Centre Monday to Friday I 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday I 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cardio/Weight Room

For more information call us at 403.678.8920 or visit us at www.elevationplace.ca

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Monday to Friday I 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday I 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Climbing Gym Monday to Friday I 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday I 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Statutory Holidays I All Facilities I 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Town of Canmore Let’s Talk About Food...

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

We invite you back to the tap. •

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

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

Enjoy!

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

• 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.

• Water is a human right. • Up to 40% of bottled water in Canada and the US is actually

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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Elevation Place 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.

Effective December 17, 2016 to June 30, 2017

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

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

Thursday

Friday

Strengthen & Lengthen 12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

SwimFit 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

AquaFit 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

AquaFit 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Body Weight 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

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

AquaTabata 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Aqua R.O.M. 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

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

Sunday

AquaFit 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Parent N’ Tot AquaFit 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

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

SwimFit 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

AquaFit 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Saturday

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

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

Wild Card 13+ 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Family Yoga 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Yoga Flow 13+ 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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

Blast and Burn 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. SpinFit 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. Total Body Workout 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

SpinFit

ViPRFit 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

Yoga Flow 13+ 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

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

Top Rope Belay Service 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

*Hydrorider 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. *pick up class pass

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

*Hydrorider 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. *pick up class pass

Top Rope Belay Service 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Plunge & Play 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. Introduction to Climbing Movement 6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Sweat & Sculpt 6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Child minding available.

Space is limited: All fitness core class participants must pick up a core class pass at the Customer Experience Desk no earlier than 30 minutes prior to class start time. Picking up a pass will guarantee your spot in the class. Core classes marked with a 13+ accept 13-15 year old youth with a supervising adult. *Hydrorider class participants must pick up a core class pass at the Customer Experience Desk prior to coming to class as space is limited. Hydrorider only has 5 spots available. Picking up a pass will guarantee your spot in the class.

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

Core Fitness Class Schedule No class on Monday February 20, Friday April 14 and Monday May 22, 2017. Core Drop-in classes are included with Elevation Place Membership or Daily Admission. Effective December 17, 2016 to June 30, 2017

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Saturday

6:15 - 7:00 a.m.

Body Weight

Yoga Flow

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

Friday

Bootcamp

HIIT

6:15 - 7:00 a.m.

Strengthen and Lengthen

Thursday

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9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Blast and Burn

Tabata

Sweat & Sculpt

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

BallFit

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12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

SpinFit

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

12:10 - 12:55 p.m. Total Body Workout

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

ViPRFit

SpinFit

5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

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StepFit

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Sweat and Sculpt

6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Core Drop-in classes are included with Elevation Place Membership or Daily Admission. Space is limited: All fitness core class participants must pick up a core class pass at the Customer Experience Desk no earlier than 30 minutes prior to class start time. Picking up a pass will guarantee your spot in the class. Child Minding Available 13+: 13 - 15 year old youth can participate with a supervising adult.

Core Family and Child & Youth Class Schedule Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Effective January 8, 2017

Saturday

Sunday Family Yoga

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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Tabata: Tabata is a fun and challenging high intensity

BallFit: Large exercise balls, Bosu balls and toning balls

are the focus of this class! Learn how you can get a muscle conditioning, full body workout with these great pieces of equipment.

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.

Blast & Burn: This full body workout infuses body weight,

Total Body Workout: Sweat it up with this fun high-

hand weights, balance, athletic and plyometric training exercises designed to increase core stability, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. Come to this fun, energetic, lively class and let your body have a blast!

Body Weight: No equipment, no worries! During this

class you will get a great cardio and strength workout using only your body weight. We will exercise through all planes of motion with a full range of motion. Guaranteed this class will make you stronger and more flexible!

Bootcamp: Action packed class with all sorts of activities,

using a variety of exercise equipment and tools. Circuits, metabolic training, tabata, HIIT and more!! This class is a whole body workout with something different each class and will always leave you feeling energized and strong.

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training):

HIIT class is a total body, heart pumping, aerobic and strength conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance and clear your mind before the busy day gets started.

SpinFit: Come for a ride at EP! This class uses stationary

bikes and will take participants through a variety of different workouts from interval training to endurance and strength training. Intensity is self-monitored which makes it a great workout for beginners to advanced riders. Space is limited to 8 people/class – please pick up a core class pass at the Customer Experience Desk prior to class to guarantee your spot. StepFit: Get ready to step it up!! This class utilizes a stepping platform to get your heart pumping and body moving! Basic step combinations are taught at varying intensity levels to meet all fitness abilities.

Strengthen and Lengthen: This class will offer up

a nice dose of relative strengthening using body weight movements then ease into a strong focus on flexibility. Using the breath and strong mental and physical awareness, this class is guaranteed to enhance flexibility, and improve body alignment.

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!

energy workout that combines cardio challenges and total body conditioning using a variety of exercise tools such as hand weights, resistance bands, BOSU, toning and stability balls. Burn it up!

ViPRFit: This class is based on the new concept of Loaded

Movement Training and incorporates the ViPR® as a tool for building resistance, agility and core training for the majority of the class. Leave the dumbbells, stability balls and speed ladders behind! This class is suited for all fitness abilities and levels. Our instructors are ViPR® certified and very excited to challenge you with this new class!

Wild Card: Break out of your routine with a different

type of class each week! Anything goes with this class, where each week a different kind of work out will be taught. Challenge yourself by stepping into the unknown and have fun getting fit.

Yoga Flow: A great class for people new to yoga! There

will always be modifications, so you can work at the level best suited for you. 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. You’ll be guided through postures in a Vinyasa style, beginning with the basic poses, but allowing for more challenging poses based on your practice level. Props may be incorporated into the class to add diversity and intensity.

Core Family and Child & Youth Classes Family Yoga l 4+ years Get ready for the week ahead with our new Family Yoga! This class is a great way to relax, stretch, and have fun with your family! All levels are invited to join in. During this class, you will learn dynamic breathing techniques and postures to help connect to your family and to yourself. We will end each class in relaxation allowing for a guaranteed quiet moment in your week. Our Family yoga classes are for children and parent(s) of all abilities... Join us! 4 - 5 year olds must be accompanied by an adult 6 years and up can attend alone Adults must be attended by a child

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

Core Aquatics Centre Class Schedule Effective December 17, 2016 to June 30, 2017

No class on Monday February 20, Friday March 14 and Monday May 22.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

NEW SwimFit

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

NEW SwimFit

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

AquaFit

AquaFit

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

AquaFit

NEW Parent N’ Tot Aquafit

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

NEW Aqua R.O.M.

AquaTabata

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

NEW Plunge & Play

6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

*pick up core class pass

6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

*pick up core class pass

Hydrorider

Sunday

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

7:30 - 8:15 a.m. AquaFit

Saturday

Hydrorider

Cost: Core Drop-in classes are included with Elevation Place Membership or Daily Admission. Child Minding Available *Note: Hydrorider class participants must pick up a core class pass at the Customer Experience Desk prior to coming to class as space is limited. Hydrorider classes have only 5 spots available. Picking up a pass will guarantee your spot in the class.

Core Climbing Class Schedule Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Effective December 17, 2016 to June 30, 2017

Thursday

Friday

Introduction to Climbing Movement

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

6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

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Top Rope Belay Service

Top Rope Belay Service

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday


Core Aquatics Classes AquaFit

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 are right for you!

NEW! Aqua R.O.M.

A FUN class designed for anyone wanting to take things a little easier. Basic movements and stretches are used to improve mobility, flexibility and range of motion in a relaxed, social and welcoming environment. The class is self-paced and all abilities are welcome!

AquaTabata

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.

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Core Climbing Classes Introduction to Climbing Movement 13+ years Climbing is natural and intuitive, but after our instructors provide a few handy tips, you’ll find that technique and balance are more important than strength! We recommend that you bring or rent climbing shoes for this fundamentals class.

Top Rope Belay Service l 15+ years If you don’t have a climbing partner or don’t know how to belay, come to the gym 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays to try top rope climbing while being belayed by our staff. If you have passed your lead belay test, you can get a lead belay as well. Maximum group size: Six participants.

Hydrorider

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. Hydrorider attire: bathing suit with “cycling” type shorts and WATER SHOES ARE A MUST! NOTE: Hydrorider class participants must pick up a core class pass at the Customer Experience Desk prior to coming to class as space is limited. Hydrorider classes have only 5 spots available. Picking up a pass will guarantee your spot in the class.

NEW! Parent N’ Tot Aquafit

Can’t find time to work out without your little one? Come join this fun and active class where you can get a work out while spending time with your child. The first half of the class will be a cardio aquafit workout where your child will be right beside you in a floating baby boat. The second half of the class will be structured play, similar to the Red Cross swimming lessons (Starfish and Duck). The class is best suited for babies 8 -18 months

NEW! Plunge & Play

Want to challenge yourself during Public Swim? Interested in diving or playing waterpolo? On Wacky Wednesdays we welcome you to jump, dive and play! Various games and activities will be run in the deep end of the lap pool including diving instruction. Each week will vary slightly and participant input is welcome. All ages may participate in this new program offering.

NEW! SwimFit

This class is a beginner/intermediate swim work out where the instructor will provide tips and drills on how to improve your swimming techniques, fitness and speed. It is a great option if you would like to learn how to add structure to your work out.

Core Drop-In classes are included with an Elevation Place Membership or Daily Admission. Schedule is subject to change. For more information call us at 403.678.8920 or visit us at www.elevationplace.ca

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Birthday Party Packages Rock Star!

5 years + l Maximum 12 kids Don’t want the party climbing your walls at home? Let them climb our walls instead! We offer a party experience where kids can climb for an hour while our highly trained staff takes care of everything including harnesses and belaying. You can just sit back and watch them soar. Participants will need clean indoor shoes. Each participant will require a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. $60 + GST for the first 4 climbers $15 + GST for each additional climber

Splash Party Option 1: Make your party a SPLASH! Join us for an hour with instructor lead games and activities, wrapping up with time for zipping down our massive waterslide. Maximum 12 kids. $79 + GST for up to eight swimmers $5 + GST for each additional swimmer Option 2: Join us during public swim and play games without an instructor during your birthday party. Daily admission applies to the splash party.

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 or climbing the walls, your child’s party will be an event to remember! A minimum of three to five weeks booking notice is requested and rentals are subject to availability. Party times are based on venue availability. For more information or booking requests, please call us at 403.678.8925 or e-mail us at party_bookings@canmore.ca.

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For both options, children 8 years of age and under require 1 adult per 4 kids. Adults are required to accompany children in the water.

Party Add-Ons Looking to host your party at Elevation Place? Book a party room with us and keep your home free of cake crumbs and birthday bows! k

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Room 119 located off the pool deck: $25 + GST per hour subject to availability Room 212 located on second floor: $41 + GST per hour subject to availability.

Please enquire about our Party Catering packages! Let us handle the stress and provide all your party need essentials.


Child Minding at Elevation Place Welcome to the Lil’ Bears Den! Child care services are available for children 6 months to 7 years old, for those parents using Elevation Place facilities and programs. Hours of Operation: Monday to Sunday l 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Drop in Fee: Member: $2.75 per half hour Non-member: $3.75 per half hour Child-minding reservations are available for your convenience. Please call the Customer Experience Desk at 403.678.8920 to reserve your spot, or come book in person in the Den!

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

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

Snacks and Meals

What to Wear and Bring

Indoor shoes must be worn at all times in the Lil’ Bears Den. If your child has a special object (blanket, stuffy, etc.), please bring it along.

Comfort and Care

There is a washroom ad diaper-changing facility 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. Indicates that the class is during child minding hours at the Lil’ Bears Den at Elevation Place. Reservations recommended.

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.

Spring Break Activities for Children and Youth 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. See page 40 for details.

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Preschool and Child & Youth Classes Registration for ALL Aquatics and Recreation programs from January - March begins on

Monday, December 12 at 7:00 a.m. Elevation Place: 403.678.8920 Child & Youth Coordinator 403.678.8933 l ecaverhill@canmore.ca

Core Family and Child & Youth Class Schedule Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Effective January 8, 2017

Saturday

Sunday Family Yoga

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Note: All core class participants must pick up a core class pass at the Customer Experience Desk prior to coming to class as space is limited. Picking up a pass will guarantee your spot in the class. Cost: Core Drop-In Programs are included with an Elevation Place Membership or Daily Admission.

Core Family and Child & Youth Classes Family Yoga l 4+ years Get ready for the week ahead with our new Family Yoga! This class is a great way to relax, stretch, and have fun with your family! All levels are invited to join in. During this class, you will learn dynamic breathing techniques and postures to help connect to your family and to yourself. We will end each class in relaxation allowing for a guaranteed quiet moment in your week. Our Family yoga classes are for children and parent(s) of all abilities... Join us! 4 - 5 year olds must be accompanied by an adult 6 years and up can attend alone Adults must be attended by a child.

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“We believe every child is born a little athlete, therefore CS4L outlines a pathway for long-term athlete development with two goals; firstly, lifelong participation in sport and physical activity and secondly, the proper development to allow Canadians to excel in sport. Developing Physical Literacy is designed to support parents in understanding what they need to consider in helping their child to enjoy being active for life and supports HIGH FIVE in creating the best way for children to play.� Richard Way, CS4L Expert


Preschool Programs NOTE: We do not accept drop-ins for Preschool Programs so please register early!

Active Start 0 - 6 Years Children need to be engaged in daily unstructured active play that develops the ABCs of movement – Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed. Through play and movement, they develop the fundamental movement skills that will provide the foundation for learning basic sports skills at older ages. An early active start enhances development of brain function, physical coordination, gross motor skills, and posture and balance. An active start also helps children to build confidence, social skills, emotional control, and imagination while reducing stress and improving sleep. http://canadiansportforlife.ca/ltad-stages/active-start

Preschool Yoga l 3 - 5 years ChildrenRegistration aged 3 - 5 years canfor comeALL enjoy Aquatics a yoga class just for kids! Enjoy stories and games while exploring and learning and Recreation programs from about the poses and breathing involved with yoga. Elevation Place September - December begins on Instructor: Meghan Brown Monday, at 7:00 a.m. Certified with HeartAugust Rise Yoga for22 Children January 27 - March 3 6 classes l Fridays l 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. #16282 l $72

Preschool Picasso l 3 - 5 years Do you know a little artist who loves to paint, draw, create, cut and paste? Join us in the Little Bears Den for a creative art-making experience. Through art activities and free play, children learn about art in their own way! Your preschooler will gain self-confidence through learning to hold a pencil, draw basic shapes, and develop fine motor skills using art and craft materials. Please bring an old shirt to enjoy this time. Elevation Place l Little Bears Den Instructor: Meghan Brown

Active Beginnings l 12 months - 2.5 years It’s child’s play! This jam packed hour of fun is designed to offer a variety of activities, stories, and songs through energetic games. Your child will develop agility, coordination, and balance through themed structured and unstructured planned activities. There will be plenty of opportunities for you and your child to interact with others in the community. Parents or caregivers must participate in all the fun. Please bring a snack and water bottle. Elevation Place Instructor: Amber Leroux, ECE 3 January 22 - March 12 8 classes l Sundays l 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. #16275 l $80

January 24 - February 28 6 classes l Tuesdays l 2:15 - 3:00 p.m. #16280 l $54

Quiet Connection Quiet connection is a guided relaxing imagery that finishes off most, if not all of our children programs. This quiet time focuses on quieting the mind and breathing techniques. These two minutes help children of all ages and stages to focus and calm down. This is achieved by teachers putting a “magic” stone on the child’s forehead, the space between the eyebrows, followed by a relaxing story. Teachers have found that this time is often the children’s favourite time of programming!

NEW! Active Family Play The Active Family Play program is a gross motor, parent-led program for families and caregivers with children 0 - 6 years old. Join us at Elevation Place for a busy morning filled with movement and free play opportunities in our open studio filled with preschool aged equipment and toys. Parent/Caregiver must attend. Elevation Place l Room 209 Supervised by: BVPL and Elevation Place Staff January 16 - March 13 (No class February 20) 8 classes l Mondays l 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Drop in l No Charge

Bear Necessities l 3 - 5 years Bring your cub down to the Little Bears Den to develop creativity, social skills, and independence through stories, crafts, singing, playing, and gross motor activities. Each session will finish with a quiet connection. Please bring a small nut free snack. This program is perfect for the pre-schooler. Elevation Place l Little Bears Den January 23 - March 20 (No class February 20) 8 classes l Mondays l 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. #16281 l $72

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Child & Youth Programs

NOTE: We do not accept drop-ins for Preschool Programs so please register early!

ArtRageous l 6 - 12 years

Gym and Swim l 2.5 - 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 and use lots of equipment under the watchful eye of our instructors. Each session will finish with a quiet connection. Please send your child with water and a snack. Note: Children must be toilet trained and comfortable floating in a life jacket unassisted. Elevation Place Instructor: Amber Leroux, ECE 3 Ages 2.5 - 4 years January 26 - March 23 (No class February 9) 8 classes l Thursdays l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. #16277 l $128 Ages 4 - 5 years January 26 - March 23 (No class February 9) 8 classes l Thursdays l 1:15 - 3:15 p.m. #16279 l $128

Child & Youth Programs Do any of the Registered Child & Youth classes interest you? Course start and end dates, class descriptions, and costs can be found below. • 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! • Drop-ins are accepted for BooTy™ and Yoga Journey as noted. The fee is $10 per class (non-members) or $8 per class (members) • Cost: Registered courses are NOT included with Elevation Place Membership or Daily Admission. Members receive a discount.

Learn to Train 9 - 12 Years Children should be converting their fundamental movement skills into general fundamental sport skills, suitable to a number of activities. A greater amount of time should be spent training and practicing skills, than competing. http://canadiansportforlife.ca/ltad-stages/fundamental

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Canmore Collegiate High School l Art Room Instructor: Jola Muran Note: Program supplies are included in the course fee. Painting and Printmaking: Enjoy painting in a variety of styles! Create a canvas painting of wildlife, draw up some cartoons and join our fun group murals to collaborate everyone’s unique talents. February 18 - March 25 6 classes l Saturdays l 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. #16307 l $108 Clay Sculpture: Explore sculpture using pottery clay and colourful clays. Make a dragon or a unicorn or simply enjoy your abstract project to take home. February 18 - March 25 6 classes l Saturdays l 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. #16308 l $108 Both Painting & Printmaking and Clay Sculpture: Enjoy both art options with supervision during lunch. February 18 - March 25 6 classes l Saturdays l 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. #16309 l $220

Yoga Journey l 6 - 12 years

Come join the Yoga journey! Your child will build self-awareness, body image, social skills, positive thinking and environmental awareness through cooperative games, themed activities, and yoga storytelling. Classes will include yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and lots of room for self-expression. This class will accept drop-ins once minimum class numbers are met. Elevation Place Instructor: Amber Leroux , ECE 3, Rainbow Kids Yoga January 26 - March 16 8 classes l Thursdays l 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. #16284 l $128

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 the Zumbatomic because of the effects it has on kids; increasing their focus and self confidence, boosting metabolism, and enhancing coordination. Elevation Place Instructor: Maria Guilhon, Zumba ZIN Member & Zumbatomic certified instructor February 7 - March 14 6 classes l Tuesdays l 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. #16285 l $102


Red Cross Babysitting Course l 11 - 15 years Want to start earning an income babysitting? Feel confident caring for children after this course. Learn to provide basic first aid and care giving skills to younger children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. Course also offers youth the training to promote themselves as a babysitter to prospective parents. Course fee includes Red Cross Babysitter’s Manual and Babysitter Wallet Card. Elevation Place January 8 1 class l Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. #16290 l $60 March 26 1 class l Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. #16291 l $60

Athlete Enhancement Program (AEP) 12 - 17 years The AEP is a curriculum based strength and conditioning program that embraces the principle of all-around development. It has been systematically developed to meet the natural rhythms of adaptation, restoration and growth for participants between 12-17 years of age who participate in sport, or any other form of organized human movement. Enjoy affordable and stage appropriate education on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays, or sign up for multiple nights. Participants will need athletic clothing, clean indoor athletic footwear, and a water bottle.

BooTy® l 9 - 15 years BooTy® is a barefoot fitness program that empowers and strengthens both the mind and body. The BooTy® program combines high intensity fitness moves with powerful music and movement, creating a perfect balance between intensity and fun. Participants walk away feeling STRONG and inspired. This class will accept drop-ins once minimum class numbers are met. Elevation Place January 23 - March 20 (No class February 20) 8 classes l Mondays l 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. #16286 l $110 + GST

Train to Train 12 - 16 Years Young athletes need to build an aerobic base and consolidate their sport- specific skills. Towards the end of the stage, they need to focus on strength and the anaerobic energy system. Increased training hours are needed at this stage to develop each athlete’s long-term potential. http://canadiansportforlife.ca/ltad-stages/train-train

Canmore Recreation Centre Peaks of Grassi Gymnasium January 16 - March 27 (No class February 20) 10 classes l Mondays l 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. #16296 l $95 January 18 - March 29 (No class February 22) 10 classes l Wednesdays l 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. #16297 l $95 January 20 - March 31 (No class February 24) 10 classes l Fridays l 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. #16298 l $95

Complimentary Gym Orientations for Youth 13 - 15 years Want to use the weight room or cardio rooms at Elevation Place? Take our one hour orientation program! Learn how to safely use the machines, the basic elements of a workout, and gym etiquette. Once you have taken this orientation, youth may use the fitness areas without adult supervision. Please contact Customer Experience to set up your date and time with a Weight Room Monitor 403.678.8920.

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Town of Canmore

Facilities Available for Booking Canmore Recreation Centre

Elevation Place

1900 - 8th Avenue, Canmore

700 Railway Avenue, Canmore

Ha Ling Conference Room

Room 119 (Adjacent to Pool)

Capacity: up to 25 seated, up to 35 standing l Size: 61 m2 Amenities: rectangular tables, plastic meeting room chairs, TV/DVD, Podium Options: meetings, presentations, workshops, birthday parties Rates: non-profit $14 per hour*; private $22 per hour*

Size: 41 m2 Amenities: sink Space Options: classes, meetings, birthday parties Rate: non-profit $17 per hour* Rate: private $25 per hour*

Lady MacDonald Community Hall

Room 212

Capacity: up to 120 seated, up to 240 standing l Size: 260 m2 Amenities: round tables, rectangular tables, banquet chairs, folding chairs, stereo, iPod connector, bar facility including: fridge, sink, ice machine and freezer. Commercial kitchen (at an additional cost) Options: meetings, presentations, workshops, banquets Rates: non-profit $23 per hour*; private: $50 per hour* Configurations: theatre, u-shape, classroom banquet (community hall only), conference, workshop, hollow square, wallflower Wi-Fi: available no charge throughout the Recreation Centre Available upon request at the time of booking: • AV cart: $20 per booking • Projector: $20 per booking • Screen • Flip charts: no charge • Whiteboard: no charge

*All rates plus GST.

Civic Centre 907 - 7th Avenue, Canmore

Atrium Capacity: up to 40 seated, up to 70 standing l Size: 128 m2 Amenities: rectangular tables, plastic folding chairs AV Equipment: TV Configurations: theatre, trade show setup, presentations, special events Rates: non-profit $20 per hour*, private $40 per hour** Wi-Fi: available no charge

Size: 71 m2 Amenities: fridge, sink, dishwasher Space Options: meetings, workshops, classes Rates: non-profit $28 per hour* Rate: private $41 per hour*

Atrium Size: 548 m2 Space Options: special events Amenities: stage Rates: non-profit $77 per hour* Rate: private $116 per hour*

Please note: • Room capacity depends on the type of room set up • Rectangular tables only • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Elevation Place • Configurations: theatre, u-shape, classroom banquet (community hall only), conference, workshop, hollow square, wallflower Presentation extras available upon request at the time of booking: •

AV cart: $20 per booking Projector and conference phone: $20 per booking • P.A. system: $20 per booking • Flip charts: no charge • Whiteboard available in each meeting room •

*Rates plus GST

Plaza Capacity: up to 120 standing l Size: 340 m2 Amenities: rectangular tables, plastic folding chairs, power outlets Configurations: opening presentations, outdoor market set up, celebrations, special events Rate: non-profit: no charge* *Civic Centre bookings are subject to a Building Monitor at a rate of $23 per hour plus GST. **All rates plus GST.

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For more information or to make a booking, contact: Facility Booking Coordinator at 403.678.7135 or facility_bookings@canmore.ca


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 Elevation Place Climbing Desk. •

Early Dismissal Fridays 5 - 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 5 - 12 years of age to explore a variety of activities including swimming, games, crafts, climbing and more! Be sure to check your school board’s calendar to sign up for the dates your family needs. Elevation Place

Please remember to send a swimsuit, towel and a loonie or lock 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. on early dismissal Fridays. •

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.

Early Dismissal Fridays

Full PD Day Fridays

12:00 - 5:00 p.m. $35

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $60

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Register early! Minimum registration numbers must be met one week prior to start date of program to avoid cancellation. Pre Care: Pre Care for your child is available before 9:00 a.m. on PD Days from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Free of charge, no pre-registration required. Post Care: Post Care for your child is available after early dismissal and PD Fridays from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Free of charge, no pre-registration required.

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Early Dismissal Fridays

Early Dismissal Fridays & PD Days


Big Fun Day Camps

Big Fun Day Camp Programs

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

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 February 21 - 24, 2017 April 3 - 21, 2017 Registration starts December 12, 2016

General Camp Information Register on-line at www.canmore.ca 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 Elevation Place Customer Experience Desk today or send an e-mail to elevationplace@canmore.ca to find out how you can start using on-line services today!

Unless otherwise stated, please note children must be “age appropriate” by December 31, 2017 in order to register for camp. (ex.: if your child is currently 6 years old and will turn 7 by December 31, 2017 they can participate in the Big Fun 7 - 11 year old camps).

Pre and Post Care l Ages 5 - 11 years Care for your child is available before and after full day camps at Elevation Place and the Canmore Recreation Centre. 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.).

Pick Up and Drop Off A legal guardian is responsible to sign participants in and out of camp each day. If someone else is picking up for you we need written instructions or we will not release your child. We also need written instructions if your child has your permission to sign in and out of camp on their own. Please be respectful of pick up times. Our leaders have also had a full day and need to get home to rest up for the next day!

Our Staff

In Person

We understand the importance of building positive relationships between staff and participants. Our staff has graduated from, or is currently enrolled in, a post-secondary program in the field of education, outdoor pursuits, recreation, or has equivalent experience. Each staff member also takes part in a training program prior to the first day of camp.

Elevation Place 700 Railway Avenue, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1P4 Email: elevationplace@canmore.ca Phone: 403.678.8920

Child and Youth Program Coordinator 403.678.8933 Elevation Place Customer Experience Desk 403.678.8920

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.

Leader to Camper Ratios

Payment is due at the time of registration. Program is subject to change.

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Unless otherwise stated, ratios for camp are as follows: 5 - 6 year olds 1:8 7 - 11 year olds 1:12


Big Fun Day Camp Programs 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. Each day will include outdoor time, so please dress appropriately.

General Camp Information 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.

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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 programs. Please contact the Child and Youth Program Coordinator at 403.678.8933, or ecaverhill@canmore.ca 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 completed.

What to Expect on Your First Day •

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

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

To climb at Elevation Place a waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Please take the time to read and sign the waiver required for your child to enjoy our climbing activities. This can be done before camp or on the first day. Indoor shoes are required for climbing.

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

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*April 14 and 17 Camps run 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Big Fun l 7 - 11 years Come in from the cold and join us for a full day of cool games, crafts and activities. Each day will include outdoor time so please dress appropriately. Please ensure your child has indoor shoes and outdoor footwear/clothing. Canmore Recreation Centre $50 daily l $60 field trip day** l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. February 21 l February 22 l February 23 l February 24 l

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We do not encourage participants to bring personal items such as toys or electronics to camp. The Town of Canmore does not accept responsibility for articles brought to camp that are lost, stolen or damaged. Participants are required to bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks. Peanut butter, nuts and all foods containing nut by-products are not permitted at camp.

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Spring Break Camps


Big Fun Day Camps

Big Fun Day Camp Programs Spring Break Camps CrossFit Kids l 10 - 14 years CrossFit Kids is meant to be BIG fun for all ages. Based on the principle of mechanics, consistency and intensity, CrossFit Kids emphasizes good movement. Consistently good mechanics translates to physical literacy, enhanced sports performance, and fewer sports injuries for kids. Program elements will include accuracy, agility, balance, coordination, endurance and flexibility. Please bring with you: a snack, water bottle, and fitness shoes and clothes. CrossFit Canmore l 100-56 Lincoln Park, Canmore April 3 - 7 5 classes l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. #15870 l $270 April 10 - 14 5 classes l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. #16310 l $270

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Registration for ALL Aquatics and Recreation programs from January - March begins on

Monday, December 12 at 7:00 a.m.


Fee Assistance for Participation in Sport & Recreation NEW Guidelines: Town of Canmore Recreation Fee Assistance Canmore residents who qualify under the program guidelines and are within the affordability income thresholds, are eligible to receive recreation fee assistance on select membership services. The Recreation Fee Assistance Application is available at www.canmore.ca or at the Customer Experience Desk at Elevation Place, the Canmore Recreation Centre, or Family and Community Support Services at the Civic Centre. For more information contact: Marg Szamosfalvi, mszamosfalvi@canmore.ca or 403.678.8929

NEW Guidelines: Town of Canmore Campership The Campership Program helps remove financial barriers that prevent local families from registering their children in Town camp programs by subsidizing their registration fees. Canmore families, who qualify under the program guidelines and are within the affordability income thresholds, are eligible to receive fee assistance on Big Fun Camps up to a maximum of $200 per child per year. The Campership Application is available at www.canmore.ca or at the Customer Experience Desk at Elevation Place, the Canmore Recreation Centre, or Family and Community Support Services at the Civic Centre. For more information contact: Eva Caverhill, ecaverhill@canmore.ca or 403.678.8933

Elevation Place Senior+ Membership Canmore seniors over the age of 80 enjoy a complimentary membership at Elevation Place. Must have proof of age and residency. Visit an agent at the Customer Experience Desk to be registered.

KidSport Bow Valley: So ALL Kids Can Play! KidSport believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. Low income families are eligible to access up to $500 per child per calendar year for registration fees in organized sport programs for their children 18 years old and under. For more information or to apply contact: www.kidsport.ab.ca or 1.877.636.5328 or kidsportbv@gmail.com

Canadian Tire Jumpstart A national charitable program that helps financially challenged families get their kids ages 4 to 18 years old involved in organized sport and recreation. Funds help to cover registration, equipment and/or transportation costs up to $300 per child / per session. Apply online at www.canadiantire.ca/Jumpstart

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fitnesswellness fitness wellness fitness wellness Elevation Place Fitness & Wellness Programs

Elevation Place Fitness

Elevation Place: 403.678.8920 Recreation Program Coordinator: 403.678.8919 mguay@canmore.ca

Active for Life l All Ages

Registration for ALL Aquatics and Recreation programs from January - March begins on

Monday, December 12 at 7:00 a.m.

This stage can be entered at any age, beginning with developing physical literacy in infancy, and evolves to being Competitive for Life and/or Fit for Life through all phases of adulthood. In this stage, athletes and participants enjoy lifelong participation in a variety of competitive and recreational opportunities in sport and physical activity.

Core Fitness Class Schedule No class on Monday February 20, Friday April 14 and Monday May 22, 2017. Core Drop-in classes are included with Elevation Place Membership or Daily Admission. Effective December 17, 2016 to June 30, 2017

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Saturday

6:15 - 7:00 a.m.

Body Weight

Yoga Flow

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

Friday

Bootcamp

HIIT

6:15 - 7:00 a.m.

Strengthen and Lengthen

Thursday

Wild Card l 13+

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Blast and Burn

Tabata

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

Sweat & Sculpt

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

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

BallFit

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

Yoga Flow l 13+

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

12:10 - 12:55 p.m. Total Body Workout

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

ViPRFit

SpinFit

5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

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StepFit

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Sweat and Sculpt

6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Core Drop-in classes are included with Elevation Place Membership or Daily Admission. Space is limited: All fitness core class participants must pick up a core class pass at the Customer Experience Desk no earlier than 30 minutes prior to class start time. Picking up a pass will guarantee your spot in the class. Child Minding Available 13+: 13 - 15 year old youth can participate with a supervising adult.

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fitness wellness fitness wellness fitness wellness Group Fitness Program Guidelines Please help us reduce your risk of injury and create an enjoyable exercise experience for all patrons by following these rules: • 5-minute rule: Participants may not enter a class

five minutes after the scheduled start time. Entrance is prohibited after five minutes ensuring that all participants arrive early enough to find a spot and settle in without disruption and become sufficiently warmed up for the more vigorous parts of the class. Please respect this rule and the instructor when he/she enforces it.

SpinFit: Come for a ride at EP! This class uses stationary

bikes and will take participants through a variety of different workouts from interval training to endurance and strength training. Intensity is self-monitored which makes it a great workout for beginners to advanced riders. Space is limited to 8 people/class – please pick up a core class pass at the Customer Experience Desk prior to class to guarantee your spot.

StepFit: Get ready to step it up!! This class utilizes a

stepping platform to get your heart pumping and body moving! Basic step combinations are taught at varying intensity levels to meet all fitness abilities.

Strengthen and Lengthen: This class will offer up

considerations (e.g. pregnancy, injury, illness, recent surgery) which may influence your ability to take a class.

a nice dose of relative strengthening using body weight movements then ease into a strong focus on flexibility. Using the breath and strong mental and physical awareness, this class is guaranteed to enhance flexibility, and improve body alignment.

• Proper athletic footwear is mandatory in all fitness classes,

Sweat and Sculpt: Get rid of the mid-week blues with

• Please inform the instructor if you have any special

with the exception of yoga.

• Participants must be 16 years and older to participate in

our core drop-in group fitness classes.

• Youth 13 to 15 years of age must be supervised by an adult

at all times in the fitness and cardio weight rooms unless they have taken a Complimentary Gym Orientations for Youth (see page 37 for details on how to register).

• Children 12 years and under are NOT permitted to use the

fitness and cardio weight rooms.

BallFit: Large exercise balls, Bosu balls and toning balls

are the focus of this class! Learn how you can get a muscle conditioning, full body workout with these great pieces of equipment.

Blast & Burn: This full body workout infuses body weight,

hand weights, balance, athletic and plyometric training exercises designed to increase core stability, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. Come to this fun, energetic, lively class and let your body have a blast!

Body Weight: No equipment, no worries! During this

class you will get a great cardio and strength workout using only your body weight. We will exercise through all planes of motion with a full range of motion. Guaranteed this class will make you stronger and more flexible!

Bootcamp: Action packed class with all sorts of activities,

using a variety of exercise equipment and tools. Circuits, metabolic training, tabata, HIIT and more!! This class is a whole body workout with something different each class and will always leave you feeling energized and strong.

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training):

HIIT class is a total body, heart pumping, aerobic and strength conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance and clear your mind before the busy day gets started.

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!

Tabata: Tabata is a fun and 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.

Total Body Workout: Sweat it up with this fun high-

energy workout that combines cardio challenges and total body conditioning using a variety of exercise tools such as hand weights, resistance bands, BOSU, toning and stability balls. Burn it up!

ViPRFit: This class is based on the new concept of Loaded

Movement Training and incorporates the ViPR® as a tool for building resistance, agility and core training for the majority of the class. Leave the dumbbells, stability balls and speed ladders behind! This class is suited for all fitness abilities and levels. Our instructors are ViPR® certified and very excited to challenge you with this new class!

Wild Card: Break out of your routine with a different type

of class each week! Anything goes with this class, where each week a different kind of work out will be taught. Challenge yourself by stepping into the unknown and have fun getting fit.

Yoga Flow: A great class for people new to yoga! There

will always be modifications, so you can work at the level best suited for you. 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. You’ll be guided through postures in a Vinyasa style, beginning with the basic poses, but allowing for more challenging poses based on your practice level. Props may be incorporated into the class to add diversity and intensity.

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Elevation Place Fitness


Elevation Place Fitness

fitness wellness fitness wellness fitness wellness Registered Fitness Courses

Do any of the Registered Fitness and Wellness classes interest you? Course start and end dates, class descriptions, barcodes and costs can be found below. • 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! • Drop-ins are accepted for fitness and wellness registered classes unless otherwise noted. The fee is $12 per class (non-members) or $10 per class (members). • Cost: Registered courses are NOT included with Elevation Place Membership or Daily Admission. Members receive a discount. • Please register no later than course start date. No late registrations will be accepted.

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 l Child Minding Available Instructor: Danielle Leigh Marron January 27 - March 17 8 classes l Fridays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. #15884 l $72 + GST

Fitness & Wellness Registered Courses Schedule Child Minding Available.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

SpinYin

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Beginner Weights

Ballet Fitness

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. (no drop-in)

Spin for Beginners

Power Cycling

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Power Cycling

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

Power Cycling

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Hoop Dance

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (no drop-in)

Yoga for Personal Power

7:45 - 8:45 p.m.

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Zumba

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

Learn to Jump Rope

6:45 - 7:45 p.m. (no drop-in) Jive Dance

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Cha Cha Dance

7:15 - 8:15 p.m.


fitness wellness fitness wellness fitness wellness 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! No drop-in for this class.

NEW! GLA:D TM Canada GLA:D® is an 8-week education and exercise program for people with symptoms of knee or hip OA. It is a set of supervised exercises offered in a group setting with other participants living with OA. The program will be delivered by Todd Wolansky, physiotherapist with Alberta Health Services.

Elevation Place l Child Minding Available Instructor: Meghan Brown February 1 - March 8 6 classes l Wednesdays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. #15878 l $78 + GST

NEW! Learn to Jump Rope Not your typical fitness class! This class will be fun filled while learning basic jump rope skills. We will be using the short rope and learn a variety of two foot bounces, long ropes with group and partner activities, and double Dutch for those who dare! All fun and games without the singsong. No jump rope skills required; all fitness levels welcome. Come and get your jump on! Note: Jump rope sized for you is included in the course fee and valued at $15. No drop-in for this class. Elevation Place Instructor: Kelly Attridge January 12 - March 2 8 classes l Thursdays l 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. #15882 l $88 + GST

Elevation Place members receive discounts on programs. Modern Hoop Dance l Multilevel Larger and heavier adult sized hoops make modern hooping accessible to everyone. This is a multilevel class where beginners will be introduced to the fundamental movements of modern hoop dance, and intermediate students will expand their repertoire with new moves and variations. Together we’ll explore drills and exercises to cultivate your flow and creative movement within the hoop, all while working up a sweat and toning your body. Note: Hoops are available for purchase from the instructor for $45 and loaner hoops are available for use during class. No drop-in for this class. Elevation Place Instructor: Carla Snow

What are the benefits of GLA:D®? This program will teach you the proper way to move to reduce your OA symptoms. Previous research has shown that people taking the GLA:D® program have reduced pain, take fewer pain killers, take less time off work and are able to be more active. GLA:D™ Canada can help you with your hip or knee OA symptoms! Note: Prior to participating in this program participants need to be individually screened. Please make an appointment directly with Todd Wolansky at 403.679.7320 or Todd.Wolansky@albertahealthservices.ca prior to Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Elevation Place Instructor: Todd Wolansky, PT, www.gladcanada.ca January 11 l Wednesday l 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. l classroom February 1 l Wednesday l 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. l classroom January 16 - February 27 (No class February 20) 12 classes l Mondays & Wednesdays l 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. No charge Sponsoring organizations:

Brought to you in Canmore through a partnership between the Town of Canmore & Alberta Heath Services.

January 31 - March 21 8 classes l Tuesdays l 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. #15905 l $120 + GST

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Elevation Place Fitness

swim wellness swim fitness wellness fitness wellness fitness 2017 Co-Ed Drop-In Sports January 9 - May 19, 2017 Drop in is a great way to have an active lifestyle and meet new people. There are a variety of sports available throughout the week ranging from badminton, volleyball, pickle ball and soccer. All drop-in programs are designed for adult 16 years + and operate on a first come, first serve basis. Fee $6 (equipment included) Schedule is subject to change on a regular basis. Visit: www.canmore.ca/Courses-and-Programs/ for updated No Play dates.

Power Cycling Start training more effectively for your next bike season and maximize power output – now! Aimed at intermediate to advanced cyclists, this class applies power training principles (watts) in an indoor cycling setting. State of the art Keiser M Series bikes and computer displays will motivate you to achieve top performance by providing immediate feedback and tracking cardiovascular improvement on an ongoing basis. An experienced coach will lead you through functional threshold testing sessions, as well as a variety of challenging drills that will get your heart pumping and your legs burning! Space is limited to 8 people/class – please register early to guarantee a spot. No late registrations will be accepted. Elevation Place Instructor: Sandy Klimove l Child Minding Available January 18 - February 22 6 classes l Wednesdays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. #15892 l $60 + GST Instructor: Melissa Katona January 25 - March 15 8 classes l Wednesdays l 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. #15893 l $80 + GST Instructor: Lindsey Williams l Child Minding Available January 17 - March 21 10 classes l Tuesdays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. #15891 l $100 + GST

SpinYin We will cycle for 40 minutes and follow up with 20 minutes of Yin Yoga. Yin yoga is a gentle practice and perfect for yoga beginners. Yin yoga is great for athletes – cyclists, 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. Each pose is held for approximately 3 - 5 minutes. It is the perfect complement to active energizing spinning! Space is limited to 8 people/class – please register early to guarantee a spot. Elevation Place Instructor: Lindsey Williams l Child Minding Available January 20 - March 24 10 classes l Fridays l 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. #15896 l $100 + GST

NEW! Yoga for Personal Power This playful approach to yoga encourages strength, flexibility, vitality and proper breathing. Take time for yourself to resource, calm and peace out by joining body breath and mind. This class will challenge you to step up to your edge, and unlock your hidden potential for achieving authentic personal power. This ALL LEVELS flow class is a strong but gentle approach to yoga and allows beginners, intermediate and advanced students to be challenged in the same class. Come and join me on the mat for a feeling good yoga practice that will leave you with a sense of accomplishment and empowerment. Be prepared to SHINE! Elevation Place Instructor: Caroline Paradis February 6 - March 20 (No class February 20) 6 classes l Mondays l 7:45 - 8:45 p.m. #15895 l $72 + GST

NEW! Spin for Beginners

Zumba®! Ditch the Routine, Join the Party!

This class is for those who have never taken spin classes before. Learn the basics of cycling, come and enjoy the interaction, driving energy and beats from fantastic music and get one of the best cardio workouts you can do in a group exercise setting. A ‘must’ for all new riders of all fitness levels. Space is limited to 8 people/class – please register early to guarantee a spot. No late registrations will be accepted. Elevation Place Instructor: Julie Haines l Child Minding Available January 16 - February 13 5 classes l Mondays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. #15880 l $50 + GST

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 & 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”. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Maria Guilhon, Zumba ZIN Member & Instructor

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February 8 - March 29 8 classes l Wednesdays l 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. #15902 l $88 + GST


Nutrition

JIVE l Single/Triple Swing l Level 1

NEW! Detoxification Workshop

January 15 - February 12 5 classes l Sundays l 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. #15901 l $60 + GST

JIVE l Single/Triple Swing l Level 2

Building on the basic rhythm pattern of single or triple swing, this class will expand your patterns and skills. Gentlemen, improve the timing of your “lead”. Ladies, learn how to follow his “lead” quickly and with style. Start to express the character of Jive! Couples and singles welcome. No drop-in for this class. Elevation Place Instructor: Deborah Foley February 26 - March 26 5 classes l Sundays l 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. #15900 l $60 + GST

Cha Cha l Level 1

A popular Latin rhythm dance style you can use to dance to modern pop music as well as traditional Cha Cha songs. Learn basic patterns plus the fundamentals of being a good “Leader” or “Follower”. Couples and singles welcome. No drop-in for this class. Elevation Place Instructor: Deborah Foley January 15 - February 12 5 classes l Sundays l 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. #15904 l $60 + GST

Join us for this health-altering workshop on how to detoxify your body in a way that is safe and effective. While our bodies do have built in mechanisms to neutralize and eliminate toxins, our systems are unable to keep up to the overload of toxins we are ingesting from our environment in our food, air and water. Toxins, when they build up in our body, cause damage to our tissues and serve as an obstacle for the body to function optimally. In this workshop you will learn: when to do a detox, how to choose which detox is best for you, precautions for detoxification programs, foods that support detoxification and strategies to support daily detoxification. Elevation Place Instructors: Tanya Sullivan C.H.N., NNCP, Certified Holistic Nutritionist™ Cheryl Cooper, ND (Doctor of Naturopathic medicine) February 4 Saturday l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. #16254 l $60 + GST

Dance

Originating from Lindy Hop this is a fun, upbeat dance style to learn. From traditional swing music to rock’n’roll, to modern day blues, you’ll love trying out the moves to your favorite tunes. Couples and singles welcome. No drop-in for this class. Elevation Place Instructor: Deborah Foley

Nutrition & Wellness

Dance

Workshop: How to Make Fermented Foods Learn how to make sauerkraut, fermented mixed vegetables and kombucha in this half-day work-shop. Live demonstration of the techniques involved. We’ll touch on other fermented foods and their benefits on your gut health, immune health and psychological health. Canmore Recreation Centre l Kitchen Instructor: Tanya Sullivan C.H.N., NNCP, Certified Holistic Nutritionist™ March 4 Saturday l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. #16255 l $60 + GST

Cha Cha l Level 2

This dance style is a “must” to learn. Its versatility means it can be danced to a variety of music. Level 2 adds patterns, turns and smooth styling to the Cha Cha fundamentals. Couples and singles welcome. No drop-in for this class. Elevation Place Instructor: Deborah Foley February 26 - March 26 5 classes l Sundays l 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. #15899 l $60 + GST

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Skating

Skating Women Hockey Skills

Registration for ALL Aquatics and Recreation programs from January - March begins on

Monday, December 12 at 7:00 a.m. Adult Power Skate l Beginner 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 18 - March 8 8 classes l Wednesdays l 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. #15913 l $104 + GST

Adult Power Skate l Advanced This class is perfect for those who have taken the Adult Power Skate class with Meghan and wish to further improve their skills. Protective helmet is required. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Meghan Jones, NCCP Level 3 January 19 - March 9 8 classes l Thursdays l 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. #15910 l $104 + GST

Learn to Skate l Beginner 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 January 16 - March 13 (No class February 20) 8 classes l Mondays l 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. #15915 l $104 + GST

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Hockey Skills teaches women individual hockey skills and is appropriate for beginner players as well as some intermediate players looking for targeted practice and instruction. Why not give it a try in a fun, friendly environment that will focus on the fundamental skills of hockey – skating, stick handling, puck control, shooting and passing. Participants must be able to skate. Full equipment is a requirement. CSA certified helmet with full face mask, mouth and neck guards (optional), shoulder, elbow and shin pads, hockey gloves, athletic supporter, hockey pants, hockey socks, skates and hockey stick. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Evan McFeeters January 20 - March 31 (No class February 10) 10 classes l Fridays l 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. #15911 l $140 + GST

Private Skating Instruction l All Ages Whether your interest is in learning to skate, improving your skating skills, power skating or figure skating, you’ll be matched with a qualified NCCP certified coach who will teach and challenge you at exactly the right pace for you. For more information please contact the Recreation Program Coordinator at 403.678.8919 or mguay@canmore.ca at least 2 weeks in advance. These 1 hour lessons are offered on per request basis and depending on ice availability. $165/hour/child during private ice time $75/45 minutes/child during public skate time $95/hour/child during public skate time


Languages

Intermediate French

This course is designed to progress advanced learners of French into more fluent and natural communication. Each class will include vocabulary-building and grammar, but the main focus will be on speaking and conversation. Topics for learning and discussion will vary with student interest.

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 l Child Minding Available Instructor: Magda Zablotni

Elevation Place Instructor: Magda Zablotni Note: Course textbook is included in the course fee.

January 16 - March 20 (No class February 20) 9 classes l Mondays l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. #15909 l $135 + GST

Intermediate Conversational French

January 16 - March 20 (No class February 20) 9 classes l Mondays l 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. #15908 l $153 + GST

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 l Child Minding Available Instructor: Magda Zablotni January 16 - March 20 (No class February 20) 9 classes l Mondays l 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. #15907 l $135 + GST

Beginner French 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 16 - March 20 (No class February 20) 9 classes l Mondays l 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. #15906 l $153 + GST

Certifications First Aid Courses are now advertised in the Aquatics section of The Community Guide. Please see page 60.

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 costs $20 and is available to purchase from the instructor. January 24 - March 14 8 classes l Tuesdays l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. #16249 l $112 + GST

Spanish Language and Culture 2 Broaden your understanding of the Spanish language! The 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 costs $20 and is available to purchase from the instructor. January 26 - March 16 8 classes l Thursdays l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. #16250 l $112 + GST

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Languages

Advanced Conversational French


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Elevation Place Climbing Gym

Elevation Place Climbing Gym

Open Access Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 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.

Climbing Supervisor: 403.678.8927 smckay@canmore.ca

Core Climbing Classes

Climbing Coordinator: 403.678.8926 bspear@canmore.ca

Introduction to Climbing Movement 13+ years

Climbing Gym Features •

Over 1000 m (11,000 ft²) of climbing surface Walls up to 15 m (45’) tall • Varied terrain with over 100 colour-coded climbs for climbers of all abilities • Over 40 top rope anchors to choose from with many set for lead climbing • Seven automatic belay systems for novices and climbers without partners • Dedicated bouldering terrain • Equipment rentals available • Climbing lessons available 2

Climbing is natural and intuitive, but after our instructors provide a few handy tips, you’ll find that technique and balance are more important than strength! We recommend that you bring or rent climbing shoes for this fundamentals class.

Top Rope Belay Service l 15+ years If you don’t have a climbing partner or don’t know how to belay, come to the gym 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays to try top rope climbing while being belayed by our staff. If you have passed your lead belay test, you can get a lead belay as well. Maximum group size: Six participants.

Core Climbing Class Schedule Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Effective December 17, 2016 to June 30, 2017

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Introduction to Climbing Movement

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

6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Top Rope Belay Service

Top Rope Belay Service

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Child Minding Available.

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

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Getting Started at the Wall Access, Waivers and Orientations All visitors to the climbing gym floor must have a valid day pass, membership or be part of an Elevation Place conducted program. We also require visitors to sign a waiver and complete an orientation. Adults will need photo identification to sign the waiver and climbers under 18 years of age must have a parent with photo ID to sign their waiver. A signed waiver can cover a year of access to the facility.

Equipment Rentals Climbing Shoes Harness Belay Device Chalk Bag Package (Shoes, Harness, Belay Device, Chalk Bag) Member/ Youth Package Deal

$5 + GST $5 + GST $2 + GST $2 + GST $10 + GST $8 + GST

Climbing for Children Children aged 4 years and older are welcome at Elevation Place climbing gym – we even have climbs set for our youngest climbers! Each child must have a waiver signed by one of their parents once a year at the climbing desk. Children under age 13 must have an adult day pass holder or an adult Elevation Place member with them at all times to provide supervision. We offer great climbing programs for birthday, school groups and other youth groups. Bring a group together for a private course on your schedule – some date and time restrictions apply. Email smckay@canmore.ca or bspear@canmore.ca for more information.

Climbing Youth Groups: Birthdays, school groups, sports teams and other youth groups We offer great climbing programs for Birthdays, school groups, sports teams and other youth groups. Bring a group together for a private course on your schedule with professional instruction, reserved wall space and affordable rates. Experience the best of our wall! Email bspear@canmore.ca or smckay@canmore.ca for more information. Some date and time restrictions apply to ensure that we don’t have multiple groups on the wall at the same time and still provide member and drop-in access. Allow at least 3 business days advance notice. Note: Youth groups larger than 4 require a program booking.

Climbing Cross Training Climbing is a great cross training activity for many sports and local sports teams have used the wall to balance their training. We can set up multi-session schedules that start with professionally instructed programs to build and evaluate athlete’s technical skills, then continue on with additional sessions with our coaching staff and yours at planned and reserved times so your team can train.

Registration for ALL Aquatics and Recreation programs from January - March begins on

Monday, December 12 at 7:00 a.m.

Climbing Activities Bouldering We have dedicated bouldering terrain up to 3 m (10’) high where climbers of all experience levels can challenge themselves without ropes or other technical equipment. To boulder, you must: • Have completed a waiver and orientation • Be aged 13 years or older OR • Be aged 4 - 12 years of age with a supervisor aged 16 years or older who has completed a waiver and orientation.

Automatic Belay System Climbing We have seven automatic belay systems with climbs challenging beginners to experts that allow even a novice to climb a 10 m (30’) wall and be lowered smoothly to the ground. We can train. To use the Automatic Belay system, you must: • Have a climbing harness (rentals available at the Customer Experience desk) • Have completed a waiver and orientation • Have completed the five minute no-charge training with our climbing staff (just ask!) • Be aged 13 years or older OR • Be aged 4 - 12 years of age with a supervisor aged 16 years or older who has completed a waiver and orientation. Minimum climber weights are 12 kg (28 lbs.) and nonclimbing parents can be trained to harness and connect their children for a great family climbing day. Children under the age of 13 require adult supervision while using the automatic belay system.

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Elevation Place Climbing Gym

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Climbing Activities

Adult Climbing Programs

Top Rope Climbing

Learn the Ropes l 13+ years

We have plenty of top rope climbing terrain to challenge all abilities. To top rope belay, you must: • Have climbing harnesses and belay devices (rentals available at the Customer Experience desk) • Have completed a waiver and orientation • Completed the Top Rope Belay Test • Be aged 13 years or older. OR • Be aged 9 - 12 years, and have an adult on the ground who has also passed the top rope belay test. Climbers who have passed the top rope belay test can belay people who haven’t passed the top rope belay test, but cannot teach or review the belay skills with the person. Elevation Place Top Rope Belay Test: $5

Are you ready to try top rope climbing? Do you want to take your kids climbing on other parts of the wall? Did you climb years ago and are ready for a refresher? If the answer to any of these questions is YES, then this is the course for you! No prior experience is needed. 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 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. Course fees include all climbing equipment and access to the climbing wall during class times. $42 + GST #16081

Thursday, January 5

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

#16082

Sunday, January 8

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

#16083

Tuesday, January 10

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

#16084

Sunday, January 15

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

#16085

Thursday, January 19

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

#16086

Sunday, January 22

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

#16088

Sunday, January 29

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

#16089

Thursday, February 2

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

#16090

Sunday, February 5

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Lead Climbing

#16091

Tuesday, February 7

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

We have plenty of lead climbing terrain to challenge all abilities. To lead climb or lead belay, you must be: • Have completed a waiver and orientation • Completed the Lead Belay Test • Be 16 years or older OR • Be 13 - 15 years of age and have an adult supervisor on the ground who has also passed the lead test.

#16094

Sunday, February 12

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

#16095

Thursday, February 16

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

#16096

Sunday, February 26

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

#16097

Tuesday, February 28

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

#16098

Sunday, March 5

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

#16099

Thursday, March 9

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

#16100

Sunday, March 12

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

#16101

Tuesday, March 14

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

#16102

Sunday, March 19

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

#16103

Thursday, March 23

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

#16105

Sunday, March 26

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

#16106

Thursday, March 30

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

#16107

Sunday, April 2

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

#16108

Tuesday, April 4

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

#16109

Sunday, April 9

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Note: The belay test isn’t a course or lesson. Current Top Rope belaying skills and recent experience (more recently than two years) are required for this test. Our Learn The Ropes course (see right) and multi-week youth courses (see page 56) include all of the skills for the test. Learn the Ropes is also a great review for those who haven’t belayed recently. Similar courses are held at climbing gyms in other cities and towns. Only our staff can teach or review knots, harnesses and belaying to other users in Elevation Place.

Elevation Place Lead Belay Test: $7 Note: Current lead climbing and belaying skills with recent experience (more recently than two years) are required for this test. Our Learn To Lead course (see page 55) includes all of the skills for the test. It’s also a great review for those who haven’t lead climbed or belayed recently. Similar courses are held at climbing gyms in other cities and towns. Only our staff can teach or review lead climbing and lead belaying to other users in Elevation Place.

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Private Learn the Ropes

Climbing Performance Series l 15+ years

Don’t see the dates you prefer? Bring a group together for a private course on your schedule (some date and time restrictions apply). Email smckay@canmore.ca or bspear@canmore.ca for more information. 2 - 4 participants: $50 + GST each 5 - 8 participants: $42 + GST each

If you’re ready to take your climbing into 5.11 and beyond, 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. Course fees include all climbing equipment and access to the climbing wall during class times. Prerequisites: Complete a Top Rope Belay Test at Elevation Place and climb 5.10c or higher.

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. Course fees include all climbing equipment and access to the climbing wall during class times. Participants should be comfortable top rope belaying and be able to climb 5.9 routes January 14 l Saturday l February 4 l Saturday l February 25 l Saturday l March 18 l Saturday l

5:30 - 8:30 p.m. l #16113 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. l #16114 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. l #16115 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. l #16116

$70 + GST

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). Email smckay@canmore.ca or bspear@canmore.ca for more information. 2 - 4 participants: $90 + GST each 5 - 8 participants: $80 + GST each

Learn the Moves l 15+ years Are you looking at developing your movement skills to break into 5.10 climbing with style? Climbing well is about footwork, balance and efficiency. This four week course explores the foundations of movement and balance to start out on the right foot and get you to the top of the wall. Course fees include all climbing equipment and access to the climbing wall during class times. Prerequisites: Complete a Top Rope Belay Test at Elevation Place. January 13 - February 3 4 classes l Fridays l 7:30 - 9:25 p.m. l #16079 February 24 - March 17 4 classes l Fridays l 7:30 - 9:25 p.m. l #16080 $100 + GST

January 15 - February 26 (No class February 19) 6 classes l Sundays l 6:30 - 8:25 p.m. l #16069 $150 + GST

Elevation Place members receive discounts on programs. Mature Movement l 50+ years The Elevation Place Climbing Gym is an active living hub for people of all ages. This program builds confidence, skills and fitness in a social, fun and supportive environment. The program pace is set for success while building the efficiency, skills, strength and stability required for this exciting sport. In addition to climbing the wall, you’ll learn the skills to climb independently. Course fees include all climbing equipment and access to the climbing wall during class times. January 11 - February 15 6 classes l Wednesdays l 9:00 - 10:25 a.m. l #16119 February 22 - March 29 6 classes l Wednesdays l 9:00 - 10:25 a.m. l #16120 $102 + GST

Mature Movement Advanced l 50+ years By popular demand we have a second level of this program. Continue reaching higher with our professional instructors and other motivated, active older adults. Course fees include all climbing equipment and access to the climbing wall during class times. January 12 - February 16 6 classes l Thursdays l 9:00 - 10:25 a.m. l #16123 February 23 - March 30 6 classes l Thursdays l 9:00 - 10:25 a.m. l #16124 $114 + GST

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Elevation Place Climbing Gym

Child and Youth Programs

Climbing Challenge Kids l 8 - 10 years

January 10 - February 14 6 classes l Tuesdays l 11:00 - 11:55 a.m. l #16127

This program builds on the basics taught on Climbing Exploration kids and goes to the next level. Climbers will improve their technical safety skills while building strength and climbing technique with cool activities and lots of climbing. Course fees include all climbing equipment and access to the climbing wall during class times. Prerequisite: previous multi-day climbing programs at Elevation Place or another climbing facility, and have passed the top rope belay test. January 2 - March 27 (No class February 20) 12 classes l Mondays l 4:00 - 4:55 p.m. l #16287

January 12 - February 16 6 classes l Thursdays l 4:00 - 4:55 p.m. l #16128

January 8 - April 2 (No class February 19) 12 classes l Sundays l 9:00 - 9:55 a.m. l #16288

January 7 - February 11 6 classes l Saturdays l 1:00 - 1:55 p.m. l #16129

$168

Wall Crawlers l 4 - 5 years Kids love to climb and the Elevation Place climbing gym is a great place for their first steps into the vertical world. Wall Crawlers learn climbing moves, balance, coordination and confidence through play and adventure while being belayed and supervised by our instructors. Course fees include all climbing equipment and access to the climbing wall during class times.

January 8 - February 12 6 classes l Sundays l 1:00 - 1:55 p.m. l #16130 $84

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

Climbing Discovery Kids l 5 - 7 years Climbing Discovery Kids 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! Course fees include all climbing equipment and access to the climbing wall during class times. January 7 - February 11 6 classes l Saturdays l 3:30 - 4:25 p.m. l #16049 January 8 - February 12 6 classes l Sundays l 3:00 - 3:55 p.m. l #16050 January 10 - February 14 6 classes l Tuesdays l 4:00 - 4:55 p.m. l #16051 January 10 - February 14 6 classes l Tuesdays l 5:00 - 5:55 p.m. l #16052 $84

Climbing Exploration Kids l 8 - 10 years Climbing exploration kids is a follow up for climbers who have done several Climbing Discovery Kids programs and are ready for more challenging climbing activities and to start belaying each other on the wall. Course fees include all climbing equipment and access to the climbing wall during class times. January 8 - February 12 6 classes l Sundays l 2:00 - 2:55 p.m. l #16063

Climbing Adventure Kids l 10 - 12 years Climbing Adventure Kids is designed to get your kids hooked on climbing! During this program they will learn belaying skills, some basic technique instruction, but most importantly how to have fun and play safe in the climbing gym. Course fees include all climbing equipment and access to the climbing wall during class times. January 7 - February 11 6 classes l Saturdays l 2:00 - 3:25 p.m. l #16043 January 9 - February 13 6 classes l Mondays l 4:00 - 5:25 p.m. l #16041 $102

Climbing Performance Kids l 10 - 12 years This program builds on the basics taught on Climbing Adventure kids and goes to the next level. Climbers will improve their technical safety skills while building strength and climbing technique with cool activities and lots of climbing. Course fees include all climbing equipment and access to the climbing wall during class times. Prerequisite: previous multi-day climbing programs at Elevation Place or another climbing facility, and have passed the top rope belay test. January 5 - March 30 (No class February 23) 12 classes l Thursdays l 4:00 - 5:25 p.m. l #16065

January 11 - February 15 6 classes l Wednesdays l 4:00 - 4:55 p.m. l #16061

January 7 - April 1 (No class February 18) 12 classes l Saturdays l 9:00 - 10:25 a.m. l #16067

$84

$252

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Spring Break Camps

Youth Event Bookings

These hands-on, active camps led by professional instructors provide challenge and adventure to climbers of all ages. Course fees include all climbing equipment.

School & Youth Groups

Wall Crawler Camp l 4 - 5 years Kids love to climb and the Elevation Place climbing gym is a great place for their first steps into the vertical world. Wall Crawlers learn climbing moves, balance, coordination and confidence through play and adventure while being belayed and supervised by our instructors. Course fees include all climbing equipment and access to the climbing wall during class times. April 3 - April 6 4 classes l Monday - Thursday l 3:00 - 3:55 p.m. #16125 April 10 - April 13 4 classes l Monday - Thursday l 11:00 - 11:55 a.m. #16126 $64

Climbing Exploration Camp l 7 - 10 years Climbing Exploration Camp provides challenging climbing activities and learning the technical systems for safe climbing. Participants will learn to belay each other on the wall. Course fees include all climbing equipment and access to the climbing wall during class times. April 3 - April 6 4 classes l Monday - Thursday l 1:00 - 2:55 p.m. #16057

Kids love to climb and the Elevation Place climbing gym 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. Email bspear@canmore.ca or smckay@canmore.ca for pricing details and booking availability.

Climb Time l 5 years + No climbing experience? No problem! Climb Time is a private booking program designed to ease the burden of learning to climb. All you have to do is call ahead, book a time and show up, our certified instructors will take care of the rest. The program runs for 1 hour. A great program to try climbing and see if it’s for you! This is an on request program. Email bspear@canmore.ca or smckay@canmore.ca for pricing details and booking availability. 1 participant: $40 + GST 2 participants: $30 + GST each 3 or more: $20 + GST each

Birthday Parties Rock Star! l 5 years + Don’t want the party climbing your walls at home? Let them climb our walls instead! See page 32 for information about this and other fun Birthday party opportunities.

April 10 - April 13 4 classes l Monday - Thursday l 9:00 - 10:55 a.m. #16058 $108

Climbing Adventure Kids Camp l 10 - 13 years This program starts with the basics, and quickly goes to the next level. Climbers will learn and improve their technical safety skills while building strength and climbing technique with fun activities and lots of climbing. Course fees include all climbing equipment and access to the climbing wall during class times. April 3 - April 6 4 classes l Monday - Thursday l 9:00 - 11:25 a.m. #16045 April 10 - April 13 4 classes l Monday - Thursday l 1:00 - 3:25 p.m. #16046 $124

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

Elevation Place Aquatics Centre Elevation Place Aquatics Centre Elevation Place: 403.678.8920 Supervisor of Aquatics 403.678.8930 mlong@canmore.ca Aquatics Coordinator 403.678.8918 rbaird@canmore.ca

Core Aquatics Classes Core Aquatics Centre Class Schedule No class on Monday February 20, Friday March 14 and Monday May 22.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Effective December 17, 2016 to June 30, 2017

Friday

NEW SwimFit

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

NEW SwimFit

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

AquaFit

AquaFit

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

AquaFit

NEW Parent N’ Tot Aquafit

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

NEW Aqua R.O.M.

AquaTabata

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

NEW Plunge & Play

6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

*pick up core class pass

6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

*pick up core class pass

Hydrorider

Sunday

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

7:30 - 8:15 a.m. AquaFit

Saturday

Hydrorider

Cost: Core Drop-in classes are included with Elevation Place Membership or Daily Admission. Child Minding Available *Note: Hydrorider class participants must pick up a core class pass at the Customer Experience Desk prior to coming to class as space is limited. Hydrorider classes have only 5 spots available. Picking up a pass will guarantee your spot in the class.

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Core Aquatics Classes AquaFit 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 are right for you!

NEW! Aqua R.O.M.

A FUN class designed for anyone wanting to take things a little easier. Basic movements and stretches are used to improve mobility, flexibility and range of motion in a relaxed, social and welcoming environment. The class is self-paced and all abilities are welcome!

AquaTabata 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.

Hydrorider 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. Hydrorider attire: bathing suit with “cycling” type shorts and WATER SHOES ARE A MUST! NOTE: Hydrorider class participants must pick up a core class pass at the Customer Experience Desk prior to coming to class as space is limited. Hydrorider classes have only 5 spots available. Picking up a pass will guarantee your spot in the class.

NEW! Parent N’ Tot Aquafit

Can’t find time to work out without your little one? Come join this fun and active class where you can get a work out while spending time with your child. The first half of the class will be a cardio aquafit workout where your child will be right beside you in a floating baby boat. The second half of the class will be structured play, similar to the Red Cross swimming lessons (Starfish and Duck). The class is best suited for babies 8 -18 months

NEW! Plunge & Play

Want to challenge yourself during Public Swim? Interested in diving or playing waterpolo? On Wacky Wednesdays we welcome you to jump, dive and play! Various games and activities will be run in the deep end of the lap pool including diving instruction. Each week will vary slightly and participant input is welcome. All ages may participate in this new program offering.

NEW! SwimFit

This class is a beginner/intermediate swim work out where the instructor will provide tips and drills on how to improve your swimming techniques, fitness and speed. It is a great option if you would like to learn how to add structure to your work out.

Registration for ALL Aquatics and Recreation programs from January - March begins on

Monday, December 12 at 7:00 a.m.

Registered Aquatics Programs Teen and Adult Learn to Swim 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. Beginner January 19 - March 16 (No class February 23) 8 classes l Thursdays l 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. $76 + GST l #15916 Intermediate January 19 - March 16 (No class February 23) 8 classes l Thursdays l 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. $76 + GST l #15917

Kayaking For information on Kayaking, please contact the Bow Valley Kayak Club at info@kanpaddle.ca

Masters l Triathlon Swimming For information about Masters/ Triathlon swim training, please contact Don Tremblay at masters@riptides.com

Billy Joe Ladies The group of Billy Joe Ladies will be getting together on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

swim swim swim swim swim swim Professional Development For ages 10 years and up

Emergency First Aid, CPR-C & AED Basic life support skills for those with easy access to Emergency medical Services. Focus is on patient assessment, airway management, control of bleeding, and prevention of further injury until medical help is available. Includes CPR-C & AED certification. Pre-requisite: Must be 12 years old. January 21 Saturday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. l #16263 February 25 Saturday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. l #16264 March 11 Saturday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. l #16265 97 + GST

Standard First Aid, CPR Level C & AED Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR/AED, including: legal implications of first aid treatment, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, chest injuries, and medical emergencies. Includes CPR-C & AED certification. Pre-requisite: Must be 12 years old. January 21 & 22 Saturday & Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. l #16259

Bronze Medallion/Cross Camp The camp combines Lifesavings Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross awards. These two courses are required pre-requisites for the National Lifeguard certification. Please enquire with the aquatics department for further details. Pre-requisite: Must be 13 years or older or proof of Bronze Star. Red Cross Swim Kids Level 10 is an asset. February 20 - 24 Monday - Friday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. l #16267 $394 + GST

Do You Want to be a Lifeguard? STEP 1:

Bronze Star (Optional) •

Must be 12 years or older

STEP 2:

Bronze Medallion Must be 13 years or older or proof of Bronze Star •

STEP 3:

Bronze Cross •

Must have Bronze Medallion

STEP 4:

Standard First Aid Must be 12 years or older

February 25 & 26 Saturday & Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. l #16260

March 11 & 12 Saturday & Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. l #16261 $204 + GST

National Lifeguard

Bronze Star Bronze Star is a pre-Bronze Medallion training standard and excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. In Bronze Star, participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and in partners. They learn CPR and develop Water Smart® confidence and the lifesaving skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard. Includes CPR-A. Pre-requisite: must be 9 years old. February 4 & 5 Saturday & Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. l #16266 $175 + GST

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STEP 5:

Must be 16 years old Bronze Cross • Standard First Aid • •

STEP 6:

You are a LIFEGUARD!

Do You Want to Teach Swimming Lessons? Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Must bring proof of Red Cross Swim Kids Level 10 or equivalent, Standard First aid or Bronze cross and be 15 years or older Please see next page for full details on how to become a Water Safety Instructor.


NEW! Water Safety Instructor The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course CANADIAN prepares candidates to instruct the Red RED CROSS Cross Swim programs. Candidates focus on strategies to introduce and develop fitness activities, skills and water safety. As well as swimming skills in all of the Red Cross Swim programs. As of January 2016, the WSI program has been completely re-developed in order to produce even better instructors! The curriculum now has 4 steps that are taken at separate times. A 1-year certification will be awarded following completion of steps 1 to 4. Additionally, candidates are to complete three online modules to gain a second year of certification. From then on, the course will need to be re-certified every 2 years. Pre-requisites: 15 years or older, ability to perform Red Cross Swim Kids 10 strokes and skills, and hold one of the following certifications (not required to be current): Standard First Aid or Bronze Cross. Please see details below:

STEP 1:

Water Safety Instructor Step 1 l January 15 Sunday l 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. l $215 + GST l #16256 Step 2 l Complete all online modules between January 15 and February 10, 2017. (Workbook and course fee are included in the Step 1 price.) Step 3 l Practice teaching hours are to be arranged through the Aquatics Coordinator within the date range of February 11 - March 17, 2017 l Free Step 4 l March 17, 18 & 19 Friday to Sunday Friday: 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $200 + GST l #16258 For more information please contact the Aquatics Coordinator 403.678.8918 or rbaird@canmore.ca

Re-Certifications National Lifeguard Re-Cert

The first step is an evaluation to ensure that the candidate has the necessary water safety knowledge, strokes and skills equivalent to the Red Cross Swim Kids 10. (4 hours)

STEP 2:

Next, online modules are provided to focus on the theory of instruction. This will be through videos, virtual games, online activities, workbook exercises, and a knowledge evaluation at the end of each module. Candidates will be expected to complete this course work on their own time. The instructor will be available by email or in person should the candidate need assistance. The instructor will provide access to the modules and additional materials required following completion of Step 1. (Average completion time is 18 - 21 hours)

STEP 3:

In this step, the candidate will assist a certified Water Safety Instructor for first-hand experience with teaching progressions and swimmer skills in a class setting. This provides a frame of reference to reflect on and gives context to Step 4: the theory component of the course. (Minimum of 8 hours of co-teaching. More is encouraged and sets the candidate up for success)

STEP 4:

In the Classroom/Pool sessions, candidates will demonstrate and receive feedback on their instruction skills to ensure they can effectively plan, teach, and evaluate the Red Cross Swim programs. (21 hours over a weekend)

This is a re-certification to a previously held NL award. Pre-requisite: Must bring proof of current NL award. January 29 Sunday l 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. l $78 + GST l #16274

Water Safety Instructor Re-Cert This is a re-certification to a previously held WSI award. Pre-requisite: Must bring proof of current WSI certification. February 19 Sunday l 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l $94 + GST l #16268

Standard First Aid, CPR Level C & AED Re-Cert This is a re-certification to a previously held SFA or AEC award. CPR – C & AED included. Pre-requisite: Must bring proof of current SFA or AEC award. January 22 Sunday l 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. l $59 + GST l #16271 February 26 Sunday l 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. l $59 + GST l #16272 March 12 Sunday l 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. l $59 + GST l #16273

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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 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 aquatic department at 403.678.8918 to arrange a time.

Private Swim Instruction One-on-one instruction is available. January 14 - March 11 (No class February 18) 8 lessons l Saturdays l $240 + GST 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. l #15947 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. l #15946 January 15 - March 12 (No class February 19) 8 lessons l Sundays l $240 + GST 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. l #15944 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. l #15943 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. l #15945

Swim Stars Want to build confidence and/or be more comfortable with your swimming abilities? This new private lesson program is custom tailored to each swimmer’s individual needs and goals. Whether you are just starting out in the pool or want to fine-tune your swimming ability, these classes will improve any level of swimmer. Instructor: Kim Kabesh January 16 - February 6 4 lessons l Mondays l $92.48 + GST 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. l #15956 11:30 - 12:00 p.m. l #15957 February 27 - March 20 4 lessons l Mondays l $92.48 + GST 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. l #15958 11:30 - 12:00 p.m. l #15959 January 17 - March 14 (No class February 21) 8 lessons l Tuesdays l $184.96 + GST 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. l #15960 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. l #15961 January 16 - February 8 8 lessons l Mondays & Wednesdays l $184.96 + GST 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. l #15962 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. l #15963 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. l #15964 February 27 - March 22 8 lessons l Mondays & Wednesdays l $184.96 + GST 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. l #15965 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. l #15966 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. l #15967

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

Navigation regulations and “rules of the road”;

How to respond to emergencies; and

Knowledge about operating a pleasure craft (i.e. safety equipment, loading limits, buoys, beacons, weather, fueling procedures). All candidates are required to pass a Transport Canada standardized written exam to receive their Pleasure Craft Operator (PCO) card. Boaters with previous experience and knowledge can write a special “exam only” option. Study guides available for $15.00 and exam writing for $35.00. Please call the Aquatic Department at 403.678.8918 for more information.

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Put Your Best Foot Forward: Indoor Walking Opportunities in Canmore

WALKING… HELPS PREVENT HEART DISEASE • INCREASES HAPPINESS • INCREASES ENERGY • REDUCES THE RISK OF STROKE • HELPS US MANAGE STRESS • HELPS LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE

Indoor Walking Lane Schedule November 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017 Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Canmore Recreation Centre: Indoor Walking Lane 1900 8th Avenue, Canmore, AB 403.678.8920 l www.canmore.ca Please wear indoor shoes. This is an unsupervised area, use at your own risk. For your safety, consider walking with a partner. Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult. Gymnastics equipment is strictly off limits. Access the walking lane through the change rooms. Please check in at the front desk prior to access. The walking lane is 384 feet (117 metres) long. Free admission. Times subject to change.

Elevation Place: Tread Mills and Lazy River 700 Railway Avenue, Canmore, AB 403.678.8920 l www.elevationplace.ca Elevation Place is home to two Woodway CurveTM treadmills. The Woodway Curve is a non-motorized treadmill powered solely by a user’s legs. Speak with one of our Customer Experience Agents to arrange an orientation to the cardio weight room. In addition, the Aquatic Centre features a low impact lazy river which provides a gentle current to walk against or with. Drop in or membership fees apply. Local Canmore residents aged 80+ years are free. Proof of residency and date of birth is required.

Bow Valley Indoor Walking Program The Bow Valley Primary Care Network (PCN) recognizes the health benefits of walking and wants to support local residents in increasing their daily physical activity. The Bow Valley PCN has partnered with the Town of Canmore’s Indoor Walking Lane to offer a FREE indoor walking program – open to all adults in the Bow Valley. Mondays 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. and Wednesdays 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. For more details, visit www.bowvalleypcn.ca or call 403.675.3000.

Bow Valley Primary Care Network Offers Free Pedometers Walk more with our help! Tracking your steps daily has been proven to increase physical activity. To support this, the PCN is providing FREE pedometers to local adults. Stop by the front desk at the Canmore Recreation Centre during designated walking lane times to get yours today. $20 value. Restrictions apply.

WALKING… HELPS WITH WEIGHT MANAGEMENT • BOOSTS BONE DENSITY • INCREASES ENERGY BURNS CALORIES • INCREASES GOOD CHOLESTEROL (HDL) LEVELS • IMPROVES OUR MENTAL HEALTH Canmore Community Guide l 63


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swim swim swim swim swim swim For Children 3 - 5 years old Unparented Sea Turtle

Red Cross Swim Preschool Parent and Tot Starfish, Duck and Sea Turtle are parented programs for children.

• 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. •

Starfish l 6 months to 18 months 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.

Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Sea Otter once all criteria have been successfully completed.

• Orientation • To

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. •

Duck l 18 months to 36 months

Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Salamander once all criteria have been successfully completed.

• Orientation to water for toddlers and their parent/caregiver. • Age

is the only condition for entering this level. 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. • Swimmers

Sea Turtle PARENTED 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 •

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Salamander • Swimmers

enter this level when they have successfully completed Sea Otter. •

Using games and activities, swimmers learn to swim 2 metres, further develop basic floats and increase their distance on front and back glide. Front swim and roll-over glide are also included, and swimmers learn appropriate water safety skills such as how to jump into chest-deep water and how to use a Personal Flotation Device (PFD).

Safety skills development includes water orientation, safe entries and exits and only swimming when an adult is present. •

Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Sunfish once all criteria have been successfully completed.


Whale • Swimmers

Red Cross Swim Preschool For Children 3 - 5 years old Unparented

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. •

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.

Safety skills include identifying safe swimming areas, jumping into deep water, swimming 5 metres, 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.

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

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.

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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Red Cross Swim Preschool January 14 - March 11 (No lesson February 18)

8 lessons l Saturdays l $49 #15975 Starfish #15983 Duck #15993 Parented Sea Turtle #16005 Sea Turtle #16006 Sea Turtle #16007 Sea Turtle #16020 Sea Otter #16021 Sea Otter #16158 Salamander #16159 Salamander #16166 Sunfish #16174 Crocodile #16178 Whale

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

January 15 - March 12 8 lessons l Sundays l $49 Duck Sea Turtle Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Salamander Sunfish

11:15 - 11:45 a.m. 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

January 16 - February 8 8 lessons l Mondays & Wednesdays l $49 #16010 Sea Turtle #16011 Sea Turtle #16012 Sea Turtle #16023 Sea Otter #16024 Sea Otter #16162 Salamander #16168 Sunfish

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#16013 Sea Turtle #16014 Sea Turtle #16015 Sea Turtle #16025 Sea Otter #16026 Sea Otter #16163 Salamander #16169 Sunfish

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

January 17 - February 9 8 lessons l Tuesdays & Thursdays l $49

(No lesson February 19) #15984 #16008 #16009 #16022 #16160 #16161 #16167

February 27 - March 22 8 lessons l Mondays & Wednesdays l $49

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

#16016 Sea Turtle #16027 Sea Otter

2:00 - 2:30 p.m. 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

February 28 - March 21 7 lessons l Tuesdays & Thursdays l $42 #16017 Sea Turtle #16028 Sea Otter

2:00 - 2:30 p.m. 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

January 16 - February 6 4 lessons l Mondays l $25 #15976 Starfish #15985 Duck

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.


February 27 - March 20 4 lessons l Mondays l $25 #15977 Starfish #15986 Duck

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

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

January 19 - February 9 4 lessons l Thursdays l $25 #15978 Starfish #15987 Duck

Perpetually Affordable Housing (PAH) by CCHC

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

January 17 - March 14 (No lesson February 21) 8 lessons l Tuesdays l $49 #16018 Sea Turtle #16019 Sea Turtle #16029 Sea Otter #16164 Salamander #16170 Sunfish #16175 Crocodile #16179 Whale

EXPLORE THE OPPORTUNITIES

Looking to Rent? 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

One application is all you need to apply to rent at either The Hector at Palliser Village or McArthur Place in Three Sisters Mountain Village. Applications are available at the CCHC offices or by visiting the website.

March 2 - 16 3 lessons l Thursdays l $20 #15979 Starfish #15988 Duck

2:00 - 2:30 p.m. 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Looking to Own? 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)

January 19 - March 16 (No lesson February 23) 8 lessons l Thursdays l $49 #16002 Sea Turtle #16003 Sea Turtle #16030 Sea Otter #16031 Sea Otter #16165 Salamander #16171 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. 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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

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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.

Swim Kids 6 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.

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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 minutes). 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.


swim

January 16 - February 8 8 lessons l Mondays and Wednesdays

Red Cross Swim Kids

Elevation Place members receive discounts on programs.

January 14 - March 11 (No lessons February 18)

8 lessons l Saturdays #16182 Level #16186 Level #16194 Level #16195 Level #16208 Level #16209 Level #16218 Level #16224 Level #16229 Level #16234 Level #16239 Level #16244 Level

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

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

#16184 Level #16188 Level #16197 Level #16198 Level #16211 Level #16212 Level #16220 Level #16226 Level #16230 Level #16236 Level

1 2 3 3 4 4 5 6 7 8

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

February 27 - March 22 8 lessons l Mondays and Wednesdays #16185 Level #16189 Level #16199 Level #16200 Level #16213 Level #16214 Level #16221 Level #16227 Level #16240 Level #16245 Level

1 2 3 3 4 4 5 6 9 10

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

January 15 - March 12 (No lesson February 19)

8 lessons l Sundays #16183 Level #16187 Level #16196 Level #16210 Level #16219 Level #16225 Level

1 2 3 4 5 6

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

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Canmore Recreation Centre

2017 Winter Skate Schedules Winter Skate Schedule

Reading Week Skate Schedule

January 7 - February 19, 2017

February 20 - 24, 2017

Mondays: Drop In Figure Skating l 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Public Skate l 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Monday Family Day: Sticks and Pucks with Mom & Dad l 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sticks and Pucks Youth l 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. No Public Skate due to Skate with the Eagles

Tuesdays: Drop In Figure Skating l 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Public Skate l 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Drop In Figure Skating l 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Drop In Figure Skating l 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Public Skate l 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Thursdays: Drop In Figure Skating l 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Public Skate l 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Fridays: Drop In Figure Skating l 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Sticks and Pucks with Mom & Dad l 12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Public Skate l 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Saturdays: Public Skate l 8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Sticks and Pucks with Mom & Dad l 8:45 - 9:30 a.m. Sundays: Public Skate l 4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Sticks and Pucks with Mom & Dad l 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. All schedules are subject to change.

Tuesday: Sticks and Pucks with Mom & Dad l 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sticks and Pucks Youth l 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Public Skate l 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday: Drop In Figure Skating l 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Sticks and Pucks Youth l 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sticks and Pucks with Mom & Dad l 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Public Skate l 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Friday: Drop In Figure Skating l 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Sticks and Pucks Youth l 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sticks and Pucks with Mom & Dad l 12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Public Skate l 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Public Skate Everyone welcome. Children under 7 years must be accompanied by an adult. No sticks, no pucks, no figure skating jumps. International certified helmets are mandatory for all skaters under 13 years of age and are highly recommended for skaters of all ages. Sticks and Pucks with Mom and Dad Children 5 to 11 years must be accompanied by an adult 18 years+. H elmet is mandatory for children and highly recommended for adults. Sticks and Pucks Youth Co-ed drop-in from ages 12 to 17 years. Helmet with cage and gloves are mandatory. Shin pads recommended. No high sticking permitted. Small nets only will be available. Arena will be divided for 2 levels of skaters. Drop In Figure Skating Figure Skaters of all ages are welcome.

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Arena Admission Prices Daily Arena Admission: Two Parent Family** One Parent Family*** Adult 26-64 Years Senior 65-79 Years Young Adult 18-25 Years Youth 12-17 Years Children 3-11 Years Children under 3 Years Senior 80+ Years

$12 $10 $6 $5 $5 $4 $3 Free Free

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Annual Arena Admission: Two Parent Family** $156 One Parent Family*** $130 Adult 26-64 Years $78 Senior 65-79 Years $65 Young Adult 18-25 Years $65 Youth 12-17 Years $52 Children 3-11 Years $39 Children under 3 Years Free Senior 80+ Years Free All rates include GST

Go Beyond Admission:

Bylaw Services

Arena admission is included with a Go Beyond Membership. **Family: 2 parent families includes two parents/ legal g uardians and their children up to and including the age 21 ***Family: 1 parent families includes one parent/ legal g uardian and his/her children up to and i ncluding the age 21

For updates, check our website: www.canmore.ca/recreation-facility/publicskating For enquiries, call a Customer Experience Agent, Elevation Place 403.678.8920 ext 0

www.canmore.ca

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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. 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. Canmorites 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 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 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. And as for crying wolf, the RCMP encourages us to call whenever we see anything that is unusual period. We all understand that most of the calls that come in to 403.678.5516 by the Canmore Community Watch initiative will not lead to a crime but we are all being asked by law enforcement not to hesitate to call. No harm would come from the example above had the Canmore Community Watch line been called and a police unit drove up to discover the couple just waiting for a ride. The worst outcome is that the officer attending the call asks the couple if they are alright, may suggest a better lit place to wait and the couple enjoys the feeling of security that comes from interactions with our police. We are all encouraged to visit the website 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

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Recreation Centre

Canmore Recreation Centre Ha Ling Conference Room Ideal for meetings, workshops, presentations • Capacity: 25 - 35 people seated • Free wireless internet • Projector screen • Wall mounted tack-boards • TV/ DVD • Whiteboard; flip chart; podium (upon request)

Lady MacDonald Community Hall Ideal for banquets, year-end parties, wedding receptions, large meetings and presentations •

Capacity: 125 people seated; 240 people standing

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

Kitchen (available for additional charge)

Free wireless internet

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

Projector screen

Wall mirrors – ideal for dancers!

Whiteboard; flip chart; microphone; podium (upon request)

Arenas: Alex Kaleta and Thelma Crowe (2) 200’ x 85’ NHL size ice surfaces •

Electronic score clocks in each arena

Audio system and microphone in each arena (upon request) •

4 dressing rooms in each arena

Alex Kaleta includes stadium seating for 700 spectators

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

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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 Megan Imrie (403) 678-7127 or email: mimrie@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.

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. KidSport 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, and the MD of Bighorn.

What are the funding arrangements? KidSportTM issues funds directly to the sport organization or community association on behalf of the child.

*Note: If you are a resident of the Bow Valley participating in a sport program in another community, please apply to KidSportTM Alberta.

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.

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

Population 30,000 25,000

What is sustainability? The word sustainability is used frequently and in many different contexts, from development in the oil sands to recycling in Canmore. In Canmore sustainability means meeting 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 this framework 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 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: •

Resource conservation and waste management

Water conservation

Energy and climate protection

Toxin reduction

Community engagement

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 2014, the average Canmore resident landfilled 0.6 tonnes of waste. And although we have not yet achieved our long term waste generation goal, we can celebrate a higher than average diversion rate for our community. And as we continue to improve Canmore’s Beyond Curbside recycling program, our diversion rate should climb even higher.

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20,000 15,000 10,000 5,000

2002 0.80

2003 0.89

2004 1.03

2005 0.75

2006 0.84

2007 0.81

Total Tonnes of Waste Diverted

2008 0.78

2009 0.52

2010 0.48

2011 0.45

2012 0.46

2013 0.59

2014 0.60

Total Population

Total Tonnes of Waste Landfilled

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 captia 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 2014 the average Canmore resident consumed 132 litres of water per day.

Water Consumed / Capita (Litres/Person/Day) 250 200

150 100 50

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2035 Goal

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 Energy and climate protection

Build a barrel program • Wildflower presentations • Invasive plant information booth at the Mountain Market • Participation in the Communities in Bloom program • Grade 4 and 7 invasive species education program • Grade 10 invasive species/drama program • “Not all flowers are friendly” education campaign • Development and distribution of Canmore specific wildflower seed mix

The long term community goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 4.3 tonnes CO2e/person/year. In 2014, the average Canmore resident emitted 10.4 tonnes of CO2e/ person/year.

Community GHG Emissions - Excluding Transportation 200,000

16

180,000

GHG Emissions - Tonnes

12 140,000 10

120,000

8

100,000 80,000

6

60,000 4 40,000

Per Capita GHG Emissions - Tonnes

14

160,000

2

20,000 0 2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

0

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 our achievements! •

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

Be responsible when disposing of your toxic waste – participate in the Town of Canmore’s toxic waste roundup in the spring or drop off these products year round at the Boulder Crescent recycling depot.

Natural Gas (Tonnes C02e) Electrical Power (Tonnes C02e) Per Capita GHG Emissions - Total Population - Tonnes CO2e per Person Per Capita GHG Emissions - Permanent Population - Tonnes CO2e per Person

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: • 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 of 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:

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 building on the natural assets of the community will move us toward economic sustainability. Ensuring affordable housing, creating opportunities for residents of all ages to communicate and interact together and to participate in programs such as the Fair Trade Town program demonstrate our commitment to social sustainability.

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Community Recycling

Community Beyond Recycling Information

Curbside...

Together you and the Town of Canmore can make recycling happen with these 4 simple steps: Step 1: Collect and sort your recyclable material. 3 streams: mixed paper (includes all paper and cardboard), glass, plastic and metal). Step 2: Open your door, walk to your closest neighbourhood recycling bin. (Hint… they are blue and there is one in your neighbourhood!) Step 3: Activate your brain to determine which of the three slots you put your recycling in. Step 4: Walk home. Recycling is easy in Canmore (Really Easy)! Look for the new BLUE recycling bin in your neighbourhood.

Why Should you Recycle? Because it it now a Town Bylaw. The new Recyclables and Waste Disposal Bylaw was passed in 2016 and recyclables are now banned from going into garbage containers. What does this mean for you? Keep recycling and encourage your family, friends and workplace to recycle. 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.

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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!

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


Seasonal Recycling Programs Paint and toxic waste – collected once 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

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

Canmore is a beautiful place and we all share the responsibility of keeping it clean. Help keep Canmore Clean and litter free. In the spring, find a group of friends or go out on your own. Pick a trail and/or park and help keep it litter free. We will provide the litter picker, gloves and bags. Call 403.678.1580 to register and pick up your supplies at the Public Works office at 100 Glacier Drive.

Large Item Pick Up This program is provided year round. Residents must register their address to ensure pick up by calling 403.678.1580. Pick ups occur Monday to Friday. 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.

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

Did You Know... Town of Canmore facilities are 100% green powered.

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/residents/municipal-services/wastemanagement-recycling

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Community Recycling


Community Information

Community Information Be Nice! Clear Snow and Ice

Share the Space

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.

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.

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.

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. For more information visit the Government of Canada website www.canadabusiness.ca.

Canmore Pathways and Trails Large paper copies available at the Civic Centre Reception Area (902 7th Ave) Online - www.canmore.ca/maps

Pets 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 off- leash 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 full-time residents be licensed.

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

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

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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.

Town of Canmore Contact Numbers 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

403.609.3743

Fire & Rescue

403.678.6199

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.

HR/Careers 403.678.7293

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.

Mayor / CAO

403.678.1550

Parks 403.678.1599 Planning & Development Building Permits

403.678.1543

Planning & Engineering Fax Line

403.678.1534

Public Works

403.678.1580

Recreation Centre

403.678.8920

Schedules, Programs & Registration

403.678.8920

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

Phone Number

Web Address

Electricity

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

phone: 403.621.3758 toll free: 310.4300 toll free: 310.9473

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

Natural Gas

Atco Gas Direct Energy Regulated Services

toll free: 310.5678 toll free: 1.866.420.3174

www.atcogas.ca www.directenergyregulatedservices.com

Distributor Energy Provider

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General Information


Parks & Playgrounds

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. The Pump Track at Millennium Park offers a variety of berms, rollers and log rails. The Jump Skills Park located at Benchlands Trail offers beginner, intermediate and advanced jump lines to allow for jump skill progression, along with some berms and log rails. Both parks are designed for riders of all abilities with particular focus on young riders interested in developing their skills. 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 Dog Parks Dogs off Leash Areas are located at: Elk Run Boulevard Map site 17 (see page 85). Dog off Leash Park is fully contained by a fence. Parking is available off of Sandstone Terrace. Bow Valley Trail (Highway 1A) Map site 18 (see page 85). Dog off Leash Park is partially contained by a fence and natural features. Limited parking is available off Bow Valley Trail, beside Cougar Creek. Quarry Lake Map site 19 (see page 85). 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.

• Ensure

your dog remains in range of audible command and comes when called. • Refrain

your dog from jumping up on people, not everyone likes dogs.

Canmore Skateboard Park

must be on a leash when not on private property. The only exception being the three designated Town off Leash Dog Parks.

Located at the Canmore Recreation Centre

• Be

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.

Adult Outdoor Fitness Circuit •

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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• Dogs

considerate and always carry a mutt bag for removing all pet feces (conveniently provided throughout the Towns parks and trails system).

Playgrounds •

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). •

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 Ice Surfaces 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.

Cougar Creek Boarded Ice Rink Corner of Elk Run Blvd. and Canyon Road •

Appropriate for all age groups allowing stick and pucks Lights for night use are on until 10 p.m. • Portable washroom on site •

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 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 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-facility/winter-activities

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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. *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.

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 should have a Town of Canmore licence. Licenses expire on December 31.

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

Questions? Call Bylaw Services at 403.678.4244 or email bylaw@canmore.ca Available 7 days a week l 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Bow Valley SPCA 123 Bow Meadows Crescent l Phone: 403.609.2022 Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) Animal Surrendering and Adoption l Annual Mut Strut Canmore Veterinary Hospital 502 Bow Valley Trail l Phone: 403.678.4425 Microchip l Tattoo l Boarding l 24 Hour Emergency Services

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Bow River Veterinary Hospital 1510 Railway Avenue l Phone: 403.678.9595 Microchip l Tattoo l Boarding l 24 Hour Emergency Service


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