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Community Guide

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Programs and Services l Spring l Summer 2013 Save me until September 2013! Registration begins Tuesday, March 12, 2013!

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Town of Canmore

Community Guide Welcome to the Town of Canmore Community Guide! This guide was created to provide you with comprehensive information about the Town of Canmore’s programs and services in one easy to use place. The guide provides information on Town courses offered from Spring-Summer 2013 (April to August). 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 Jim Ridley, Councillor Vi Sandford, Councillor Sean Krausert, Mayor John Borrowman, Councillor Hans Helder, Councillor Gordie Miskow, Councillor Joanna McCallum. Photo by Colin Ferguson – Mountain Light Studio

2012 - 2013 Town Council All Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers at the Town of Canmore Civic Centre (902 - 7th Avenue). Agendas will be posted to the Town’s website www.canmore.ca/Town-Council/Minutesand-Agendas.html on the Friday before the scheduled meeting. Live webcasts of Council meetings can be found on the website by clicking on “Town Council” then “Council Webcasts.” Recorded webcasts are available for viewing 24 hours after Council meetings. Council usually meets the first, second, and third Tuesday of the month with additional meetings as needed. Meetings are advertised on the Town page in the Rocky Mountain Outlook and on the Town’s website.


Table of Contents z Program Registration Information z Elevation Place Climbing Gym

Core Drop In Programs Registered Programs Child and Youth Registered Programs

z Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

Registered Programs Professional Development Pre-School and Youth Swim Lessons Summer Programs

z Elevation Place Fitness

Core Fitness Classes Registered Fitness Classes

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z Outdoor Pursuits z Dance z General Interest z Languages z Workshops z First Aid z Older Adults 60+ Years Programs z Preschool and Child & Youth Programs z PD Days & Early Friday Dismissal Programs z Big Fun Spring and Summer Programs

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

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Civic Centre Phone l 403.678.1500 Fax l 403.678.1534 Address l 902 - 7th Avenue Canmore, AB T1W 3K1 Canmore Recreation Centre Phone l 403.678.0808 ext. 1321 Fax l 403.678.0753 Email l recreation@canmore.ca Address l 1900 8th Avenue Canmore, AB T1W 1Y2 Elevation Place Phone l 403.678.8920 Fax Reception Desk l 403.678.8934 Fax Admin Offices l 403.678.8935 Email l elevationplace@canmore.ca Address l 700 Railway Avenue Canmore, AB T1W 1P4 Public Works Phone l 403.678.1580 Fax l 403.678.1586 Address l 100 Glacier Drive Canmore, AB T1W 1K8

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Civic Centre and Public Works March 29, 2013 l Good Friday April 1, 2013 l Easter Monday May 20, 2013 l Victoria Day July 1, 2013 l Canada Day August 5, 2013 l Heritage Day

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Community Advertisers 82

Cover photo by Two Mann Tent

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Registration Information

Program Registration Information Things You Should Know The Aquatic and Recreation Departments offer a variety of courses and programs for all ages. Please view the courses and programs listings starting on page 15. For Bow Valley Parent Link (BVPL) program listing and registration information, refer to page 63. For Family Community Support Service (FCSS) program listing and registration information refer to page 68.

Registration for ALL programs from April to August begins on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 a.m.

How to Register Contact Us Canmore Recreation Centre Front Desk: 403.678.0808 ext. 1321 or recreation@canmore.ca Elevation Place Customer Experience Desk: 403.678.8920 or elevationplace@canmore.ca

On-Line Registering for Town of Canmore recreation and aquatic programs is now more convenient and better 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 with your current email address. Please send an email to recreation@canmore.ca or stop by Elevation Place Customer Experience Desk to notify us that you would like to utilize this service. Once we have your email address, we can provide you with your personal login and password and you will be able to get started with on-line registration. or repeat users: ensure that you have your on-line login and password ready for Registration Day.

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To access on-line registration services: Visit www.canmore.ca and click on “On-line Registration” (listed under Resources on front page of website). If you have any on-line registration questions, please call 403.678.0808 ext. 1321 OR 403.678.8920.

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

By Phone or by Fax Call 403.678.1537 and leave a message with your name, phone number and registration information. A Front Desk representative will respond to your request by the end of the business day. This automated service is available 7 days a week. Fax a completed registration form to 403.678.0753. Payment is due upon registration by Visa or MasterCard. No course registrations will be accepted without payment or confirmation of a bursary. You will be contacted if the course is full, otherwise you can assume your registration has been processed. A receipt will be mailed to you.

Waitlist and Cancellation Policies Waitlist If a program or course is full, you may place your name on a waitlist (current contact information is required). There is no charge for this service. If a space becomes available, you will be contacted immediately. If your plans have changed and you decline, then the next person on the list will be contacted. Cancelled Classes If a class is cancelled due to insufficient registration, a Recreation Centre front desk agent will contact you by phone to notify you that the class has been cancelled. At that time, patrons have the choice of a full refund or to leave the credit on the account to use towards future programs or courses. Cancellation Policy Once a course has begun, no refunds or credits will be given unless it’s for medical reasons and the request is accompanied by a medical note. Refund requests prior to one week of the course start date are fully refundable. There are no refunds, transfers, or credits if you cancel within one week of the course start date.


CANADA DAY 2013 CANADA DAY Events: • Rotary Pancake Breakfast • Family Fun Run • Canada Day Parade @ 12noon • Centennial Park Family Activities • Millenium Park Fireworks For a detailed schedule of events, please visit the website: www.canmore.ca/canadadayparade To volunteer for Canada Day events, please email: artsandculture@canmore.ca

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

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Aquatics centre: • 25 m - 8 lane pool with depths from 4-8 feet • Zero beach leisure pool • Lazy river • Large and small water slides • Steam room • On deck pool and second floor spectator viewing • 25 person hot tub • Locker rooms and showers • On deck multi-purpose rooms

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10,000 square feet of climbing surface Bouldering area • 45 foot climbing wall • Speed wall •

Art gallery •

Gallery for the Canmore Arts Guild (CAG)

Community amenities: •

Fitness room Multipurpose rooms • Community atrium with stage • Fireplace and exterior deck • Child care space

Community library: • Large multipurpose room • Technology area • Children’s collection and story area • Collection space

Elevation Place, located at 700 Railway Avenue. Phone: 403.678.8920 Drop in, registered programs, and facility rentals will begin in 2013. Opening dates are based on current construction completion estimation and are subject to change.

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JOIN NOW

Elevation Place BE ACTIVE, BE WELL, BELONG with an Elevation Place membership. How? Visit the Canmore Recreation Centre front desk for more information. Or phone 403.678.0808 ext. 1321 to make an appointment.

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Elevation Place An inspiring gathering place that enriches the well-being, enjoyment and aspirations of the community. Welcome to Elevation Place. The Town of Canmore joins the community in eagerly awaiting the opening of Elevation Place. Graham Construction and ModCo Construction are working steadily to build a truly unique facility that our community will enjoy and be proud of for years to come. As with any construction project the final details take time to ensure a safe and high quality facility. As we get closer to opening the doors to the public, specific dates and details will be advertised. Once open, we will begin offering programs at Elevation Place. The Town of Canmore thanks everyone for their support and patience as we work to open this exciting new community facility.

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Elevation Place Climbing Gym Elevation Place Climbing Gym

Elevation Place Climbing Gym Elevation Place: 403.678.8620 Climbing Supervisor: Sonnie Trotter l 403.678.8926 l strotter@canmore.ca Climbing Program Coordinator: Scott McKay l 403.678.8927 l smckay@canmore.ca

Age Guidelines 3 - 8 years: May top rope climb and boulder with adult supervision. If top roping, the adult supervisor must have successfully completed a belay test. If the climber is over 35 kg (75lbs) they may use the auto belay with adult supervision, provided both have completed an auto belay orientation.

Climbing Gym Features • • • • • • • • •

Over 11,000 square feet of climbing surface Wall heights of up to 45 feet Three automatic belay systems Varied terrain suitable for climbers of all abilities Extensive bouldering terrain Speed climbing wall Over thirty rope equipped lines to choose from Rocktopia ‘real rock’ wall All routes equipped for lead and top rope climbing

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

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9 - 12 years: May top rope climb, top rope belay and boulder with adult supervision. Both the youth and supervising adult must have successfully completed the top rope belay test in order for the youth to top rope belay. If the climber is over 35 kg (75lbs) they may use the auto belay with adult supervision, provided both have completed an auto belay orientation. 13 - 15 years old: May top rope climb, top rope belay and boulder without adult supervision. In order to top rope belay the youth must have successfully completed a top rope belay test. May lead climb and lead belay with adult supervision provided the youth and supervising adult have both successfully completed the lead belay test. If the climber is over 35 kg (75lbs) they may use the auto belay after completing the auto belay orientation. 16+ years: Unrestricted access without adult supervision. May top rope climb, top rope belay, lead climb, lead belay and boulder. In order to belay the participant must have successfully completed the appropriate belay tests. If the climber is over 35 kg (75lbs) they may use the auto belay after completing the auto belay orientation.


Getting Started

Supplementary Fees

If you’ve never climbed before you are in for a real treat – climbing is a great way to socialize, limber up, and strengthen up. During your first visit to the climbing gym you will be asked to undergo a brief orientation and complete a waiver form, please note: minors will need their parent or legal guardian to complete the wavier form. Afterwards, if you wish to belay, you must pass a belay test. If you wish to boulder, you are free to do so.

Equipment Rentals Fee (+ GST) Climbing Shoes $5 Harness $5 Belay Device $2 Chalk Bag $2 Package (Shoes, Harness, Belay Device, Chalk Bag) $10 Member l Youth Package Deal $8

Climbing Option

Check in with Sign Waiver Orientation Auto Belay Control Desk Orientation

Pass Top Rope Belay Test

Pass Lead Belay Test

Boulder 4 4 4 Auto Belay Access 4 4 4 4 Top Rope Climb 4 4 4 4 Lead Climb 4 4 4

Registration for ALL programs from April to August begins on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 a.m.

Climbing Core Drop In Programs Schedule

Monday

Intro to Movement

6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Wednesday

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Thursday

Conditioning

C.O.R.E.

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Intro to Movement

1 - 1:45 p.m.

C.O.R.E.

Conditioning

6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

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

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Climbing Core Drop In Programs

Learn to Climb l 13+ years #9160

Tuesday, March 19

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Intro to Movement

#9198

Saturday, March 23

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Like surfing, skiing, and snowboarding climbing has an indescribable flow to it and like those activities climbing is a technically based sport, so no matter how strong you think you are it really takes practice for it to feel effortless. The trick is to learn the skills to get there. Intro to movement is a 45 minute class offered twice weekly for those looking to increase their technique and flow. Mondays 6:45 l 7:30 p.m. Saturdays 1:00 l 1:45 p.m.

#9162

Tuesday, March 26

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9163

Tuesday, April 2

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9168

Saturday, April 6

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9164

Tuesday, April 9

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9161

Saturday, April 13

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9165

Tuesday, April 16

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9183

Saturday, April 20

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

C.O.R.E

#9166

Tuesday, April 23

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Our core is the foundation to all the pushing and pulling we do in everyday life. It’s easy to forget that living well (not just climbing well) begins with inner strength. Check out our short, but effective core classes offered twice a week for 45 minutes. A strong abdominal group will not only i mprove your climbing, but also your overall fitness and structural integrity. Wednesdays l 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. Thursdays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

#9184

Saturday, April 27

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9167

Tuesday, April 30

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9185

Saturday, May 4

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9199

Tuesday, May 7

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9186

Saturday, May 11

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9170

Tuesday, May 14

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9187

Saturday, May 18

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Conditioning

#9182

Tuesday, May 21

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Believe it or not, our bodies get dependent and bored with the same daily routines. Conditioning for climbing is a fun, heart racing 45 minute blast workout to erase all the patterns of our common environment. With two class times to choose from, come in, and condition your body to be free and fit. Tuesdays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. Fridays l 6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

#9188

Saturday, May 25

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9171

Tuesday, May 28

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9189

Saturday, June 1

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9172

Tuesday, June 4

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9190

Saturday, June 8

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9173

Tuesday, June 11

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9191

Saturday, June 15

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9174

Tuesday, June 18

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9192

Saturday, June 22

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9175

Tuesday, June 25

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9193

Saturday, June 29

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9176

Tuesday, July 2

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9194

Saturday, July 13

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9177

Tuesday, July 16

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9195

Saturday, July 27

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9178

Tuesday, July 30

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9196

Saturday, August 10

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9179

Tuesday, August 13

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9197

Saturday, August 24

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9181

Tuesday, August 27

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Climbing Registered Programs Learn to Climb l 13+ years If you’ve never climbed before but are ready to learn, this popular and accessible program is just for you. Take the bull by the horns and learn to tie your own knots, speak the proper commands, belay your partner safely, and be aware of potential hazards. This is a liberating class in that once completed gives you the skills and knowledge to pass the top rope belay test and climb anything, anywhere, anytime in the climbing gym. It may also tempt you to try our lead climbing course when the time is right.

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$34 + GST Member l $42 + GST Non-member


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climb climb climb climb climb climb Essential Movement There’s a misconception out there that to be good at climbing you need to be strong. The truly great climbers are more than just strong; it’s their balance, flexibility and tenacity that sets them apart. Climbing is a movement based sport and once you feel its unique rhythm it’s hard not to fall in love with it. Essential movement is a program for novice to intermediate climbers to connect with the fluidity of climbing. We cover proper footwork, body positioning, resting, sequence reading, and much more. So, if you’re interested in taking your climbing to the next level, sign up and move with confidence. Elevation Place April 29 - June 10 (no class May 20) 6 Classes l Mondays l 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. $64 + GST Member l $80 + GST Non-member l #9210

Mature Movement l 50+ years For older adults looking to round out their activities look no further than the Climbing Gym at Elevation Place. With permanently set up top ropes and high quality route setting, there’s minimal impact on the body, in fact, it’s more like a vertical dance than anything else, and who doesn’t like to dance? Of course it builds muscle tone and sharpens the mind as well, but those are just some of the perks. Don’t knock it ‘until you try it. Elevation Place April 30 - June 4 6 Classes l Tuesdays l 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. $88 + GST Member l $110 + GST Non-member l #9200

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

Early Bird For many, the best time to work out is first thing in the morning. The early bird program is designed to get you and your heart rate up before settling into your daily routine. Our trained instructors will have no problem motivating and challenging you to new limits. This group training session will have you waking up and climbing up to a newer, stronger, fitter, and more flexible you, all before rush hour traffic. Elevation Place April 30 - June 4 6 Classes l Tuesdays l 6:45 - 8:15 a.m. $92 + GST Member l $115 + GST Non-member l #9211

Training for Climbing Yoga for Climbers A class for all levels, focused on encouraging shoulder and hip mobility, easing neck strain and supporting back repair. An intelligent way to balance your movement vocabulary, and clear your mind through relaxation. If you are already at the gym it’s also a great way to end your climbing session. Elevation Place Instructor: Lydia Zamorano April 16 - June 18 10 Classes l Tuesdays l 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. $98 + GST Member l $122 + GST Non-member l #8859

Training for Climbing is a popular registered program for active adults who are seeking a fun, interactive community of like minded people to train with. Let’s face it, with our busy lifestyles we all need a little push sometimes to get in the gym and make the most of our time. With our experienced trainers you can take the thinking out of your work out. Just show up ready to climb and sweat. Remember, you can’t fall off if you don’t let go. Elevation Place May 1 - June 5 6 Classes l Wednesdays l 7:45 - 9:00 p.m. $84 + GST Member l $105 + GST Non-member l #9220

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Learn to Lead l 15 years +

Private Custom Climbing Lesson

Don’t let fear stand in the way of your dreams. Let our certified ACMG instructors help you take your climbing to the next level. Lead climbing inside, under controlled conditions is the perfect first step towards taking your climbing outside and a great way to broaden your access to more of the mindblowing terrain in the climbing gym. Participants should be comfortable top rope belaying and be able to climb 5.8 routes. This course has a maximum 1:4 instructor to student ratio, but does require a minimum of two registrants. Also available by private booking.

Want to take your climbing to the next level or simply receive some professional instruction during a time that fits your schedule? Many of our courses can be booked privately or custom lessons created with specific outcomes in mind. Call Sonnie Trotter at 403.678.8926 or Scott McKay at 403.678.8927 for more information and to book a lesson.

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$72 + GST Member l $90 + GST Non-member #9227

Sunday, April 7

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

#9228

Sunday, April 21

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

#9229

Sunday, May 5

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

#9230

Sunday, May 19

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

#9231

Sunday, June 2

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

#9232

Sunday, June 16

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

#9233

Sunday, June 30

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

#9234

Sunday, July 14

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

#9235

Sunday, August 11

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Inside Out Program l 15 years + Take advantage of our highly trained staff and learn some of the technical skills you’ll need to enjoy climbing in all its natural glory. This is a popular spring program that is designed for the keen outdoor lover. Learn basic anchor building and cleaning, rappelling, basic rescue techniques, and much more all in the warmth and safety of our indoor facility. Participants will get the most out of this course if they have taken a Learn to Lead course or have previous leading experience. Also available by private booking. Elevation Place

$96 + GST Member l $120 + GST Non-member #9236 Saturday l April 13

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9237

Saturday l April 27

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9238

Saturday l May 11

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9239

Saturday l May 25

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9240

Saturday l June 8

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9241

Saturday l June 22

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9242

Saturday l July 6

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9243

Saturday l July 27

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9244

Saturday l August 17

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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

Child and Youth Registered Programs Wall Crawlers l 3 - 5 years Kids love to climb, and while they may not be ready for the bigger walls, they can cut their teeth on the kids wall, a lower angle, beginner friendly surface. If you think about it, climbing is just crawling on a steeper grade – it’s a natural evolution for them. They’ll love going up, but they’ll love coming down even more. Elevation Place April 30 - June 4 6 Classes l Tuesdays l 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. $60 + GST Member l $75 + GST Non-member l #9201 May 2 - June 6 6 Classes l Thursdays l 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. $60 + GST Member l $75 + GST Non-member l #9202

LEAP l 6 - 8 years & 9 - 11 years Learn, Explore, Active, Playing. In today’s world, creative and cooperative physical activity is essential to the growth of our future generation. LEAP is designed to get your kids hooked on climbing! During this program they will learn some basic technical skills, some basic technique instruction, but most importantly how to have fun and stay safe in the climbing gym. Elevation Place 6 - 8 Years: May 4 - June 15 (no class May 18) 6 Classes l Saturdays l 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. $71 + GST Member l $89 + GST Non-member l #9245 9 - 11 Years: May 4 - June 15 (no class May 18) 6 Classes l Saturdays l 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. $71 + GST Member l $89 + GST Non-member l #9246


Climb Time l 5+ years

School and Youth Groups

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. From orientation, to fastening the harness and tying the ropes, our instructors will be with you 100% of the time to belay, coach, and encourage you during your climbing experience. Program runs for 1 hour, anytime of day, any day of the week. A great program to try climbing and see if it’s for you! This is an on demand program; call Sonnie Trotter at 403.678.8926 or Scott McKay at 403.678.8927 to book!

Let’s face it, kids LOVE to climb. Trees, houses, rocks, you name it, they’ll climb it. After all, it’s fun. So why not encourage them? The Elevation Place is the perfect facility to accommodate a large group of students. We have the necessary equipment, staff and height to make any kid whoop with delight. We also have a progressive program for groups who come in on a regular basis. It’s not what they climb that matters, what matters most are the lessons they carry with them when they come down. Call Sonnie Trotter at 403.678.8926 or Scott McKay at 403.678.8927 for pricing details and booking availability.

Elevation Place 1 Participant: $32 Per Person Member $40 Per Person Non-member 2 Participants: $20 Per Person Member $25 Per Person Non-member 3 or More Participants: $16 Per Person Member $20 Per Person Non-member

Junior Rec l 8+ years The Junior Recreation program is designed for those kids with a sense of playful adventure. During this lively after school program kids between the ages of 11 and 18 will explore body awareness, coordination, strength and flexibility, as well as foster greater self-confidence, discipline, an appetite for fun, and ever lasting friendships. Tuesdays and Thursdays l 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Contact The Canmore Indoor Climbing Society (CICS) for more information at monika.helbig@gmail.com

Summer Camps Climbing Camp l 7 - 9 and 10 - 14 years

Junior Team This program runs in conjunction with the Canmore Indoor Climbing Society (CICS) who oversees the Junior Competitive Climbing Team in the Bow Valley area. Once a youth has reached a peak level of interest from the recreational program, they can then apply for the Junior Team and begin competing on a local, regional, national and even international level. Training 2 - 3 times per week, participants enjoy a full range of body conditioning and strength training, they build power and endurance in fun and creative ways, but above all, they develop fresh relationships, a respectable work ethic, and a belief in themselves, all of which are important tools for their next phase in life. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays l 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Contact The Canmore Indoor Climbing Society (CICS) for more information at monika.helbig@gmail.com

This hands on, active camp, will introduce the concepts of bouldering, movement, and top rope climbing to the new climber or hone the skills of the more experienced. With over 11,000 square feet of climbing terrain there’s a challenge for everyone! Elevation Place 7 - 9 Years: #9247 July 15 - 19 5 classes 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. #9248 July 29 - August 2 5 classes 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. #9249 August 19 - 23 5 classes 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 10 - 14 Years: #9250 July 8 - 12 #9251 July 22 - 26 #9252 August 12 - 16

5 classes 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 5 classes 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 5 classes 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

$149 Member l $186 Non-member

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

Theme party of your choice A reserved party room A special treat for the birthday child A lot of fun!

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

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

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Splash Party Make your party a SPLASH! Kids will love getting soaked with our spray features, swirling in the lazy river, racing in the lap pool, diving for rings, chillin’ in the hot tub, and zipping down our massive waterslide. After you’ve worked up an appetite, take a break for cake in our pool side party room. Aquatic Centre Elevation Place, 700 Railway Avenue Member: $120 + GST for 6 kids $15 + GST for each additional participant Non-member: $150 + GST for 6 kids $18 + GST for each additional participant Children 8 years of age and over require 1 adult per 6 kids. Children under 8 years of age require 1 adult per 4 kids. Adults are required to accompany children in the water. Maximum 12 kids.

Scale and Splash l 10 years + Looking for a fun and unique party experience? This package gives your child the best of both worlds – climbing and swimming! Our highly trained staff takes care of everything and will have them climbing in no time. When they can go no higher let them make a SPLASH at the pool! Participants will need clean indoor shoes and swim gear. Climbing Gym and Aquatic Centre Elevation Place, 700 Railway Avenue Member: Non-member:

$155 + GST for the first four participants $18 + GST for each additional participant. $190 + GST for the first four participants $22 + GST for each additional participant.

Total Party Booking: 1 hour of climbing, 1 hour of swimming, 1 hour of party room use. Children 8 years of age and over require 1 adult per 6 kids (for Swimming Pool portion only). Children under 8 years of age require 1 adult per 4 kids (for Swimming Pool portion only). Adults are required to accompany children in the water.

Movin’ on Ice l 5 years + Glide, spin, shoot and score! This cool party experience will keep kids movin’ and groovin’. The birthday child can bring their favorite tunes and kids can skate until their feet beg them to stop (or you do)! Parties on ice are sure to be a crowd pleaser, and our high quality ice conditions will not disappoint. CSA International certified helmets are required to be worn by all skaters aged 12 years and under and are highly recommended for all skaters. CSA International certified helmets are required to be worn by all hockey participants. Children 8 years of age and over require 1 adult per 10 kids. Children under 7 years of age require 1 adult per 6 kids. Canmore Recreation Centre 1900 - 8th Avenue $145+GST per booking. Total Party Booking: 1 hour of skating, 1 hour of party room use.

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Welcome Parents and Children

Lil’ Bears Den Child Minding at Elevation Place Child care services are available for children ages 6 months to 7 years old, for those parents using Elevation Place facilities and programs. Hours of Operation: Sunday/Holidays: CLOSED Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drop in Fee: Member $5 per hour l Non-member $7 per hour *3 hours maximum.

What to expect: Activities Your child will enjoy arts/crafts activities, books, toys, puzzles and coloring. Health and Safety Toys and equipment are disinfected daily to ensure a clean and safe environment. If your child is showing signs illness, please refrain from visiting until healthy again.

Snacks and Meals Parents are encouraged to pack a snack for your child. Snacks with nut products are not permitted. Names on food containers and bottles are a plus. What to Wear and Bring Indoor shoes must be worn at all times in the Lil Bear’s Den. If your child has a special object (blanket, stuffy, etc.), please bring it along. Comfort and Care There is a washroom and diaper-changing facilities located in the Lil’ Bears Den. Your child will be cared for by professional staff with child-minding training/experience. Staff will have security clearance and possess a current First-Aid certificate. If your child has difficulties adjusting to being left in child care, please allow some extra time to make them feel comfortable and secure before you leave.

Town of Canmore

Community Events

Planning a Community Event? create engage enhance learn

The Town of Canmore supports a variety of community events. If you would like to organize an event within the Town of Canmore, please visit www.canmore.ca/planninganevent and complete a Community Special Event Application Form. Submit your completed application to specialevents@canmore.ca. If you have questions or require additional information, please phone: 403.678.8939.

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Note: Applications must be submitted no less than 60 days in advance of the event date. An application is only considered a request until the review process is completed and approval is provided by the Town of Canmore.


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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no classes on Victoria Day Weekend, May 18, 19, 20, Canada Day weekend June 29, 30, July 1 and Heritage Day weekend August 3, 4, 5. Elevation Place: 403.678.8620 Recreation Centre: 403.678.0808 ext. 1321 Aquatics Coordinator: Leslie King 403.678.8918 lking@canmore.ca Manager of Recreation Services: Chris Hay 403.678.8915 chay@canmore.ca

Registration for ALL programs from April to August begins on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 a.m.

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

Elevation Place Aquatics Centre


Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

swim swim swim swim swim climb swim Aquatics Centre Drop In Class Schedule Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Morning Aqua-Fitness

Morning Aqua-Fitness

Morning Aqua-Fitness

Morning Aqua-Fitness

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Low Impact H2O

Low Impact H2O

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

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

Sunday

Low Impact H2O

Evening Aqua-Fitness

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

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

Water Fitness Programs You don’t need to be a swimmer to enjoy these waterbased fitness classes, which incorporates cardio, muscle conditioning and flexibility exercises. The water can be used to offer the level of intensity that is right for you. Participants must be comfortable in deep water for some classes

Morning Aqua-Fitness No class May 20, July 1 Mondays l 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays l 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Fridays l 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Saturdays l 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Evening Aqua-Fitness Thursdays l 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Low Impact H2O Come and join our Low Impact Aqua fit program for a fun fitness experience tailored to be gentle on bones and joints. It focuses on the five components of fitness – cardiovascular, muscle strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. April 16 - June 25 Tuesdays l 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Thursdays l 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Fridays l 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

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Aquatics Centre Registered Programs Ten Pound Challenge Beginning April 16 you can melt those inches away with this 6 week Ten Pound Challenge. Stay motivated with our personal trainer as you are lead through workouts with a variety of resistance equipment to build muscle strength and endurance along with water fitness classes to round out your exercise plan where you will increase your core stability and cardiovascular endurance. You will also be assisted with nutritional tips while keeping you on track with your fitness goals. This is a pre-registered program April 16 - May 23 12 classes Tuesdays l Fitness Room l 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Thursdays l Pool l 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $177 + GST Member l $221 + GST Non-member l #8913


Triathlon Training

Teen and Adult Learn to Swim

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

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 it allows instructor and participants to tailor the curriculum to meet individuals’ needs. Pre-registration is required.

April 15 - June 28 (no class May 20) 21 classes l Monday and Friday l 6:00 - 7:00 a.m. $196 + GST Member l $245 + GST Non-member l #8914

Registration for Aquatics programs begins on

Tuesday March 12 at 7:00 a.m. Registration information is listed on page 2.

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

April 18 - June 6 8 classes l Thursdays l 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. $61 + GST Member l $76 + GST Non-member l #8921

Synchronized Swimming For swimmers eager to learn the sport of synchronized swimming. Swimmers will learn the fundamental sculls and basic figures, and be introduced to a sequence and routine component. Ages 7 and up. April 15 - June 19 (no class May 20) 19 classes l Mondays & Wednesdays l 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $96 Member l $112 Non-member l #8985

April 16 - June 25 11 classes l Tuesdays l 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. $102 + GST Member l $127 + GST Non-member l #8915 April 18 - June 27 11 classes l Thursdays l 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. $102 + GST Member l $127 + GST Non-member l #8916 April 21 - June 30 (no class May 19) 10 classes l Sundays l 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. $93 + GST Member l $116 + GST Non-member l #8917

Adult Fitness Swim Taken swim lessons but not quite ready for Masters? Looking for a quality workout? Pick up some stroke tips, add strength and endurance and distance to your workout. Relax in the Jacuzzi and Steam Room afterwards. Pre-registration is required. April 16 - June 4 8 classes l Tuesdays l 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. $92 + GST Member l $115 + GST Non-member l #8918 April 16 - May 9 8 classes l Tuesdays & Thursdays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. $92 + GST Member l $115 + GST Non-member l #8919 May 14 - June 6 8 classes l Tuesdays & Thursdays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. $92 + GST Member l $115 + GST Non-member l #8920

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

swim swim swim swim swim climb swim Junior Lifeguard Club Learn lifesaving skills and techniques, develop physical fitness, and learn teamwork skills to participate in a mini lifeguard competition on the final day. For ages 10 and up. April 16 - June 20 20 classes l Tuesdays and Thursdays l 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. $160 Member l $200 Non-member l #8986 Tuesdays only l $80 Member l $100 Non-member Thursdays only l $80 Member l $100 Non-member

Aqua Sport Ever wondered what it would be like to play hockey underwater or maybe try some water polo or kayaking? This is the time to explore and play different water sports with your friends. There will be an instructor to guide you. Please pre-register for this program. April 19 - June 21 10 classes l Fridays l 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. $80 Member l $100 Non-member l #8987

Registration for ALL programs from April to August begins on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 a.m.

Professional Development Water Safety Instructor This course prepares candidates to instruct the Red Cross Swim Programs. Course content includes stroke development and drills/ corrections, evaluation criteria and how to effectively lesson plan and teach. After successfully completing the classroom component, candidates will apply their teaching skills and knowledge during 12 hours of practice teaching experience before they can become certified. CANADIAN

RED CROSS

Pre-requisite: must have the Assistant Water Safety Instructor course. April 2 - 5 Tuesday to Friday l 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $224 + GST Member l $280 + GST Non-member l #8659

Bronze Cross Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures and teamwork. Lifesavers learn how to rescue a spinal-injured victim and a pulseless victim. Bronze Cross is the prerequisite award for all advanced training programs in lifesaving, lifeguarding and leadership. Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion April 12 - 14 Friday l 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $126 + GST Member l $158 + GST Non-member l #8662

National Lifeguard Service Award The NLS award builds on the fundamental skills, knowledge, and values taught in the previous lifesaving awards to develop practical skills and knowledge required by lifeguards. This award is recognized throughout Canada as the standard measurement of lifeguard performance. NLS education is designed to develop a sound understanding of lifeguard principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of a lifeguard. Aquatic emergency care or SFA must be completed prior to the start of this course. April 19, 20, 21 and April 26, 27, 28 Friday, April 19 l 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 26 l 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $289 + GST Member l $361 + GST Non-member l #8663

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Boating

Re-Certifications

Pleasure Craft Operator Federal regulations require all operators of motorized boats and personal watercraft to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator (PCO) card in accordance with the standards and guidelines established by Transport Canada. The Lifesaving Society’s Boat Operator Accredited Training (BOAT) program offers boaters an opportunity to learn about many aspects of safe boating, including: Navigation regulations and “rules of the road”; How to respond to emergencies; and • Knowledge about operating a pleasure craft (i.e. safety equipment, loading limits, buoys, beacons, weather, fueling procedures).

Water Safety Instructor CANADIAN

RED CROSS

This is a re-certification to a previously held WSI award.

May 5 Sunday l 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $75 + GST Member l $94 + GST Non-member l #8988

• •

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 403.678.8923 for more information.

Teen Only Swim Music, friends, fun.... Come hang out with your friends at the pool! Play some water volleyball or basketball. Learn how to play water polo or underwater hockey. The rope swing and steam room are available too! Or just come to the pool to hang out, relax and listen to music.

Fridays l 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.

National Lifeguard Service Pre-Cert/Re-Cert This is a re-certification to a previously held NLS award. May 11 Pre-Cert l Saturday l 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. May 12 Re-Cert l Sunday l 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $75 + GST Member l $95 + GST Non-member l #8989 Re-Cert Only $67 + GST Member l $83 + GST Non-member

Aquatic Emergency Care This is a re-certification to a previously held AEC award. June 2 Sunday l 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $62 + GST Member l $78 + GST Non-member l #8991

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Automatic External Defibrillation This is a re-certification to a previously held CPR/AED award for Health Care Providers. May 26 Sunday l 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $31 + GST Member l $39 + GST Non-member l #8990

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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

Parent and Tot Starfish, Duck and Sea Turtle are parented programs for children.

Starfish l 6 months to 18 months • Orientation

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

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

• Age

• To

Duck l 18 months to 36 months to water for toddlers and their parent/ caregiver. • Age is the only condition for entering this level. • Swimmers learn how to use floating objects for support and explore different water movements through games, songs and active water play. The parent/caregiver also learns age-specific water safety. • This level is participation-based only, without formal evaluation.

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

• Orientation

Sea Turtle Parented l 3 years • Orientation to water for babies and their parent/ caregiver. • Age is the only condition for entering this level. • Swimmers learn, through fun games and songs, how to combine skills, how to kick with a buoyant object and how to perform basic floats, glides and kicks. • Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Sea Otter once all criteria have been successfully completed.

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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.


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

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

Red Cross Swim Preschool April 20 - June 15 (no class May 18) 8 Classes l Saturdays Members $39 l Non-members $49 #8992 #8995 #8998 #9004 #9011 #9018 #9025 #9032 #9039

Starfish Duck Sea Turtle (parented) Sea Turtle (unparented) Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Crocodile Whale

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

April 21 - June 16 (no class May 19) 8 Classes l Sundays Members $39 l Non-members $49 #9005 #9012 #9019 #9026 #9033 #9040

Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Crocodile Whale

5:10 - 5:40 p.m. 4:35 - 5:05 p.m. 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. 5:45 - 6:15 p.m.

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

April 16 - May 14 5 Classes l Tuesdays Members $29 l Non-members $37 #8993 Starfish #8996 Duck

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

May 21 - June 18 5 Classes l Tuesdays Members $29 l Non-members $37 #8994 Starfish #8997 Duck

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

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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Red Cross Swim Preschool

April 16 - June 4 8 Classes l Tuesday Evenings Members $39 l Non-members $49

June 3 - June 26 8 Classes l Mondays and Wednesdays Members $39 l Non-members $49

#8999 #9006 #9013 #9020 #9027 #9034 #9041

#9002 #9009 #9016 #9023 #9030 #9037 #9044

Sea Turtle (parented) Sea Turtle (unparented) Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Crocodile Whale

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

Sea Turtle (parented) Sea Turtle (unparented) Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Crocodile Whale

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

April 18 - June 6 8 Classes l Thursday Evenings Members $39 l Non-members $49

May 7 - May 30 8 Classes l Tuesdays and Thursdays Members $39 l Non-members $49

#9000 #9007 #9014 #9021 #9028 #9035 #9042

#9003 #9010 #9017 #9024 #9031 #9038 #9045

Sea Turtle (parented) Sea Turtle (unparented) Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Crocodile Whale

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

Sea Turtle (parented) Sea Turtle (unparented) Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Crocodile Whale

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

April 15 - May 8 8 Classes l Mondays and Wednesdays Members $39 l Non-members $49 #9001 #9008 #9015 #9022 #9029 #9036 #9043

Sea Turtle (parented) Sea Turtle (unparented) Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Crocodile Whale

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

Registration for ALL programs from April to August begins on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 a.m.


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Elevation Place

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

How to become a

How to become a

How to become a

LIFEGUARD

SWIM INSTRUCTOR

CALA AQUATIC FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

STEP 1: Bronze Medallion •

Must be 13 years or older

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

STEP 1: Assistant Water Safety Instructor •

Must be 15 years or older

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

STEP 3: Standard First Aid & CPR “C”

• Must

STEP 3: You are a SWIM INSTRUCTOR!

be 12 years or older

STEP 4: National Lifeguard Service (NLS) • Must

be 16 years old Bronze Cross • Standard First Aid •

STEP 5: You are a LIFEGUARD!

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

For more information on how we can help you qualify, or to apply for a position contact the Aquatics Department at 403.678.8918

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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.

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

Swim Kids 7 This level builds skills and endurance for the front crawl (50m), back crawl (50m) and elementary back stroke (25m) and introduces whip kick on the front. Swimmers learn about airway and breathing obstructions, reach assists and stride entry. Swimming endurance is increased to a 150m swim.

Swim Kids 8 This level is an introduction to breast stroke (15m) and feetfirst surface dives. Swimmers learn about the dangers of open water, hypothermia, the performance of rescue breathing on children and adults, and standing shallow dives. Swimmers participate in timed treading water activities using the eggbeater skill for 3 minutes to improve their ability to remain at the surface in the event of an unexpected fall into water. Endurance is built on a 300m swim. Front crawl and back crawl distances are increased to 75m each.

Swim Kids 3 This level provides an introduction to diving, and teaches swimmers how to make wise choices about where and when to swim. Endurance is achieved by building strength in the flutter kick and a 15m swim.

Swim Kids 4 This level introduces the front crawl (10m) and back swim with shoulder roll (15m). Swimmers work on kneeling dives, surface support (45 seconds, deep water) and developing a greater sense of self-safety by understanding their own limits. Endurance is built through a 25m swim.

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

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Swim Kids 9 This level refines the front crawl (100m), back crawl (100m), elementary back stroke (50m) and breast stroke (25m), and encourages swimmers to combine different kicks for fitness (3 mins). They also work on head-first surface dives and learn about wise choices, peer influences and self-rescue from ice. Endurance is built through a 400m swim.

Swim Kids 10 This level is a final assessment of the strokes for technique and distance (front crawl 100m, back crawl 100m, elementary back stroke 50m, breast stroke 50m and sidestroke 25m). Swimmers learn about sun safety, rescue of others from ice, and head-first and feet-first surface dives. Endurance is built using the dolphin kick (vertical) and a 500m swim.

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


Red Cross Swim Kids

Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

swim swim swim swim swim climb swim April 20 - June 15 (no class May 18) 8 Classes l Saturdays

May 13 - June 10 (no class May 20) 8 Classes l Mondays and Wednesdays

Non- Member Member #9046 Level 1 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. $39 $49 #9050 Level 2 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. $39 $49 #9054 Level 3 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $39 $49 #9058 Level 4 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. $39 $49 #9062 Level 5 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. $44 $56 #9066 Level 6 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. $44 $56 #9070 Level 7 9:35 - 10:35 a.m. $53 $67 #9074 Level 8 9:35 - 10:35 a.m. $53 $67 #9078 Level 9 9:35 - 10:35 a.m. $53 $67 #9082 Level 10 9:35 - 10:35 a.m. $53 $67

Non- Member Member #9049 Level 1 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. $39 $49 #9053 Level 2 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. $39 $49 #9057 Level 3 4:45 - 5:15 p.m. $39 $49 #9061 Level 4 5:15 - 5:45 p.m. $39 $49 #9065 Level 5 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. $44 $56 #9069 Level 6 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.. $44 $56 #9073 Level 7 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. $53 $67 #9077 Level 8 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. $53 $67 #9081 Level 9 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. $53 $67 #9085 Level 10 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. $53 $67

April 21 - June 16 (no class May 19) 8 Classes l Sundays Non- Member Member #9047 Level 1 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. $39 $49 #9051 Level 2 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. $39 $49 #9055 Level 3 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. $39 $49 #9059 Level 4 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. $39 $49 #9063 Level 5 4:50 - 5:40 p.m. $44 $56 #9067 Level 6 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. $44 $56 #9071 Level 7 4:35 - 5:35 p.m. $53 $67 #9075 Level 8 4:35 - 5:35 p.m. $53 $67 #9079 Level 9 4:35 - 5:35 p.m. $53 $67 #9083 Level 10 4:35 - 5:35 p.m. $53 $67

Kids Fitness Swim 1 This is a program for children who would like to keep swimming with the focus on proper technique, strength, and endurance. Must have minimum Level 5, be 7 years old, and the ability to swim 2 lengths (50m) continuously. April 15 - May 8 8 classes l Mondays & Wednesdays l 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. $44 Member l $56 Non-member l #9086 May 13 - June 10 (no class May 20) 8 classes l Mondays & Wednesdays l 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. $44 Member l $56 Non-member l #9087

Kids Fitness Swim 2 April 15 - May 8 8 Classes l Mondays and Wednesdays

April 15 - May 8 8 classes l Mondays & Wednesdays l 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. $44 Member l $56 Non-member l #9088

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Non- Member Member #9048 Level 1 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. $39 $49 #9052 Level 2 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. $39 $49 #9056 Level 3 4:45 - 5:15 p.m. $39 $49 #9060 Level 4 5:15 - 5:45 p.m. $39 $49 #9064 Level 5 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. $44 $56 #9068 Level 6 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.. $44 $56 #9072 Level 7 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. $53 $67 #9076 Level 8 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. $53 $67 #9080 Level 9 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. $53 $67 #9084 Level 10 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. $53 $67

This is a program for children who would like to keep swimming with the focus on proper technique, strength and endurance. Must have minimum Level 8, 9 years old and the ability to swim 4 lengths (100m) continuously.

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

Bronze Cross

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

Bronze Medallion Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Savers learn both tows and carries, and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Lifesavers learn to respond to increasingly complex situations involving conscious and unconscious victims. Pre-requisite: Swimming ability and 13 years old.

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

National Lifeguard Service Award The NLS award builds on the fundamental skills, knowledge and values taught in the previous lifesaving awards to develop practical skills and knowledge required by lifeguards. This award is recognized throughout Canada as the standard measurement of lifeguard performance. NLS education is designed to develop a sound understanding of lifeguard principles, good judgement and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of a lifeguard. Pre-requisite: successful completion of Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid or AEC and CPR. Must be 16 years of age or older.

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

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Teen Swim

Masters Swim

A fun environment for teens 13 - 17 years. to experience different water sports under the direction of a qualified instructor. Drop in.

Love to swim lengths and looking to add some variety to your swim routines? Work on stroke technique, drills and overall conditioning with a group of keen swimmers!

Fridays l 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.

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Games and activities will introduce you to the art of whitewater kayaking. Wet exits, paddling strokes and an attempt at rolling will be taught. Comfort in deep water essential! Ages 10 and up, and swimming Level 6. March 25 - 28 Monday to Thursday l 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. $40 + GST l #9090

July 7 - August 25 (no class August 4) 7 classes l Sundays l 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. $65 + GST Member l $81 + GST Non-member l #9095

Assistant Water Safety Instructor

RED CROSS

Can’t wait for hockey season to start again? Come on out and done a mask, snorkel and fins and play the game under water. Ages 8 and up and must be comfortable under water. April 2 - 5 Tuesday to Friday l 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. $40 + GST l #9091

Triathlon Training

July 4 - August 29 9 classes l Thursdays l 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. $84 + GST Member l $104 + GST Non-member l #9094

CANADIAN

Under Water Hockey

Summer Aquatics Programs

July 2 - August 27 9 classes l Tuesdays l 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. $84 + GST Member l $104 + GST Non-member l #9093

This certification course is the pre-requisite to the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course. Candidates will be introduced to the foundation of instructional skills by focusing on the theoretical knowledge that supports learning and teaching. After completing the classroom components, candidates will have to complete 8 hours of co-teaching, as well as individual self-study assignments before they can become certified. Prerequisite: must be 15 years old. July 2 - 5 Tuesday - Friday l 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $268 + GST Member l $335 + GST Non-member l #9131

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Looking for training and strategies for triathlons? Train towards your goal and learn about pack swimming and racing techniques for open water. Pre-registration is required. No drop-ins. July 8 - August 16 (no class August 5) 17 classes l Mon./Wed./Friday l 6:00 - 7:00 a.m. $158.20 + GST Member l $198 + GST Non-member #9092

Bronze Medallion Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn both tows and carries, and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Lifesavers learn to respond to increasingly complex situations involving conscious and unconscious victims. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Bronze Medallion is the prerequisite for the Bronze Cross award. Prerequisite: Swimming ability and 13 years old. July 8 - 12 Monday - Friday l 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $135 + GST Member l $169 + GST Non-member l #9132

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Water Safety Instructor This course prepares candidates to CANADIAN instruct the Red Cross Swim Programs. RED CROSS Course content includes stroke development and drills/corrections, evaluation criteria and how to effectively lesson plan and teach. After successfully completing the classroom component, candidates will apply their teaching skills and knowledge during 12 hours of practice teaching experience before they can become certified. Prerequisite: must have the Assistant Water Safety Instructor course. July 22 - 26 Monday - Friday l 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $224 + GST Member l $280 + GST Non-member l #9133

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

Preschool and Youth Summer 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. Please contact Aquatics at 403.678.8923 to arrange a time.

Kids Fitness Swim 1 This is a program for children who would like to keep swimming with the focus on proper technique, strength, and endurance. Must have minimum Level 5, be 7 years old, and the ability to swim 2 lengths (50m) continuously. August 6 - 9 4 classes l Tuesday to Friday l 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. $22 Member l $28 Non-member l #9136

Kids Fitness Swim 2 This is a program for children who would like to keep swimming with the focus on proper technique, strength and endurance. Must have minimum Level 8, 9 years old and the ability to swim 4 lengths (100m) continuously. August 6 - 9 4 classes l Tuesday to Friday l 9:45 - 10:30 a.m. $22 Member l $28 Non-member l #9137

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August 12 - 16 Monday - Friday l 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $126 + GST Member l $158 + GST Non-member l #9134

Junior Lifeguard Club Learn lifesaving skills and techniques, develop physical fitness and learn teamwork skills to participate in a Mini Lifeguard Competition on the final day. For ages 10 and up. This club will run throughout the summer on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. July 8 - August 14 (no class August 5) 11 classes l Mondays and Wednesdays l 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. $75 Member l $110 + GST Non-member l #9135 Mondays only l 5 classes $40 Member l $50 Non-member Wednesdays only l 6 classes $50 Member l $60 Non-member

Private Lessons August 6 - 9 Tuesday to Friday Private swim lessons available 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Call 403.678.8923 to book or email www.privateswimlessons@canmore.ca

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Red Cross Summer Swim Preschool July 8 - 12 Members $33 l Non-members $41 #9144 #9151 #9203 #9212 #9219

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

July 15 - 19 Members $33 l Non-members $41 #9145 #9152 #9204 #9213 #9224

Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Whale

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


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Red Cross Summer Swim Kids

July 22 - 26 Members $33 l Non-members $41

July 8 - 12

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Non- Member Member #9254 Level 1 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $33 $41 #9261 Level 2 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $33 $41 #9268 Level 3 10:05 - 10:35 a.m. $33 $41 #9275 Level 4 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. $39 $49 #9282 Level 5 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. $39 $49 #9289 Level 6 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56 #9296 Level 7 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56 #9300 Level 8 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56

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

July 29 - August 2 Members $33 l Non-members $41 #9147 #9154 #9206 #9215 #9225

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July 15 - 19 Non-

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

Member Member #9255 Level 1 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $33 $41 #9262 Level 2 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $33 $41 #9269 Level 3 10:05 - 10:35 a.m. $33 $41 #9276 Level 4 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. $39 $49 #9283 Level 5 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. $39 $49 #9290 Level 6 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56 #9304 Level 9 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56 #9307 Level 10 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56

August 12 - 16 Members $33 l Non-members $41 #9148 #9155 #9207 #9216 #9222

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

July 22 - 26

Non- Member Member #9256 Level 1 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $33 $41 #9263 Level 2 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $33 $41 #9270 Level 3 10:05 - 10:35 a.m. $33 $41 #9277 Level 4 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. $39 $49 #9284 Level 5 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. $39 $49 #9291 Level 6 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56 #9297 Level 7 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56 #9301 Level 8 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56

August 19 - 23 Members $33 l Non-members $41 #9149 #9156 #9208 #9217 #9226

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

August 26 - 30 Members $33 l Non-members $41 #9150 #9157 #9209 #9218 #9223

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Non- Member Member #9257 Level 1 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $33 $41 #9264 Level 2 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $33 $41 #9271 Level 3 10:05 - 10:35 a.m. $33 $41 #9278 Level 4 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. $39 $49 #9285 Level 5 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. $39 $49 #9292 Level 6 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56 #9305 Level 9 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56 #9308 Level 10 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56

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Non- Member Member #9258 Level 1 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $33 $41 #9265 Level 2 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $33 $41 #9272 Level 3 10:05 - 10:35 a.m. $33 $41 #9279 Level 4 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. $39 $49 #9286 Level 5 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. $39 $49 #9293 Level 6 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56 #9298 Level 7 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56 #9302 Level 8 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56

August 19 - 23

Non- Member Member #9259 Level 1 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $33 $41 #9266 Level 2 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $33 $41 #9273 Level 3 10:05 - 10:35 a.m. $33 $41 #9280 Level 4 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. $39 $49 #9287 Level 5 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. $39 $49 #9294 Level 6 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56 #9306 Level 9 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56 #9309 Level 10 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56

August 26 - 30

Non- Member Member #9260 Level 1 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $33 $41 #9267 Level 2 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $33 $41 #9274 Level 3 10:05 - 10:35 a.m. $33 $41 #9281 Level 4 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. $39 $49 #9288 Level 5 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. $39 $49 #9295 Level 6 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56 #9299 Level 7 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56 #9303 Level 8 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $44 $56

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Are you ready for something different than regular swim classes? Looking for a way to develop your swimming strength and efficiency? Rise to the challenge and get your Swim Patrol awards or maybe try some Synchronized swimming, Underwater Hockey or Aqua Sport. A perfect fit for anyone wanting to kick it up a notch.

Swim Patrol l 8 to 14 years This 3-level Swim Patrol program is for kids who are ready to go beyond swimming lessons. This ‘work hard/play hard’ approach develops swimming strength and efficiency with emphasis on personal responsibility. Candidates earn recognition for success in three content modules: Water Proficiency, Recognition & Rescue, and First Aid. Prerequisite: 8 years of age and appropriate swimming ability (Red Cross Swim Kids 7 and higher or equivalent). All participants are asked to bring their past progress card to the current instructor on the first day of lessons.

Rookie Patrol Will develop individual fitness levels to meet a timed 100 m swim and 350 m workout. Water proficiency skills include: swims with clothes, ready position, foot first and head first surface dives. Demonstrating an ability to conduct a primary assessment and initiating EMS are included as first aid skills. Victim recognition and throwing assists are other key elements of the program. Prerequisites: Ability to swim. July 8 - 12 Monday to Friday l 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. $44 Member l $56 Non-member l #9138

Ranger Patrol Enhances capability in the water, including stride entry, underwater forward and backward somersaults, lifesaving eggbeater kick and increased fitness levels to meet a 200 m timed swim. Rescue skills involve an increased skill level in ABC first aid basics, victim recognition and non-contact rescues. Prerequisites: Ability to swim. July 22 - 26 Monday to Friday l 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. $44 Member l $56 Non-member l #9139

Star Patrol An excellent preparation for the Bronze Star award, Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Participants develop lifesaving and first aid skills; further refine front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke over 100m each; and complete 600m workouts and a 300m timed swim. Prerequisites: Ability to swim. August 12 - 16 Monday to Friday l 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. $44 Member l $56 Non-member l #9140


Synchronized Swimming For swimmers eager to learn the sport of synchronized swimming. Swimmers will learn the fundamental sculls and basic figures, and be introduced to a sequence and routine component. Ages 7 and up. July 15 - 19 Monday to Friday l 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. $44 Member l $56 Non-member l #9141

Under Water Hockey Can’t wait for hockey season to start again? Come on out and done a mask, snorkel and fins and play the game under water. Ages 8 and up and must be comfortable under water. August 6 - 9 Tuesday to Friday l 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. $36 Member l $45 Non-member l #9142

Aqua Sport The focus of this class is having fun and learning some new skills and each day focuses on a different activity. For ages 8 and up and must be comfortable in water. August 19 - 23 Monday to Friday l 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. $44 Member l $56 Non-member l #9143

Pool Information Pool Fouling Unfortunately, on occasion, the pool has to be closed in an untimely manner due to pool fouling. Health regulations require that our pool be closed anywhere from 1 to 36 hours for the necessary disinfecting. Please exercise precaution and feed your child after their swim or a few hours before. Have them use the washroom before entering the water and during lessons or leisure swimming. Diaper Requirements Swim diapers are required for all patrons who are not toilet trained. They are available at the Front Desk for a nominal charge. Pool Deck Requirements for Shoes and Strollers For health and safety reasons, outdoor footwear and strollers are not permitted on the deck or in the change rooms. Shoe racks are provided at the change room entrance. Strollers can be left at the “Stroller Parking Lot” and exchanged for “pool” strollers to be used on the deck and in the change rooms. Admittance and Supervision Children under 7 years of age must be accompanied IN and OUT of the water by an adult 16 years of age or older AT ALL TIMES. (1 supervisor to 4 children max.)

Aquatics Centre Information Parents, Coaches and Caregivers Children under your care must be supervised at all times. The safety of your children is your responsibility. Child Minding Services and Guidelines We offer child care services for children ages 6 months to 7 years, so that parents have an opportunity to join in one of the many recreational opportunities at Elevation Place. Parents can have peace of mind knowing that their child is nearby and receiving quality care. Parents must remain in the facility for the entire time their children are in our care. • Parents are required to sign their child(ren) in and out of the child minding centre and indicate where they will be located in the facility • Parents are responsible for supplying all personal items required for their child (Diapers, wipes, formula, nut-free snacks, etc.) • All children must have indoor shoes •

Program Cancellations Swimming lessons will be combined or cancelled one week prior to the program start date. Swimming Lesson Policy Please help the Lifeguards and instructors ensure everyone’s safety by keeping your children close at hand and not entering the water before or after your lessons. Once your child is with their instructor, parents/caregivers are required to leave the pool deck and watch their children from the viewing area. Participants with Special Needs We encourage participants with disabilities and special needs to participate in our program. Please inform the Aquatic Supervisor prior to registering, to ensure a positive program experience. Pool Schedules Please note that the pool is shared with other activities during some scheduled times. Drop in activities can be cancelled or subject to change due to maintenance, lessons, rentals or special events. Please call the Recreation Centre Front Desk at 403.678.0808 ext. 1321 or Elevation Place at 403.678.8920 for the most up to date schedule. Local Kayak and Swim Clubs Bow Valley Kayak Club: riverscum@gmail.com Riptides Winter Swim Club: info@riptides.ca Coho Summer Swim Club: swim@canmorecoho.com

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Elevation Place Fitness Classes Elevation Place Fitness

Registration for ALL programs from April to August begins on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 a.m.

Elevation Place: 403.678.8920 Recreation Centre: 403.678.0808 ext. 1321 Supervisor of Aquatics, Fitness and Wellness 403.678.8920 elevationplace@canmore.ca Recreation and Leisure Program Coordinator: Marie-JosĂŠe Guay 403.678.8919 mguay@canmore.ca Manager of Recreation Services: Chris Hay 403.678.8915 chay@canmore.ca

Registered Programs 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! Please check on our website under: www.canmore.ca for up to date information.

Core Fitness Classes BodybalanceÂŽ This is the Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves and poses to music create a holistic workout that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance.

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

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

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

20/20/20 Join us for 20 minutes of heart-pumping cardio activity, 20 minutes of strength training and 20 minutes of abs. We will finish this class with stretches that will increase your flexibility. This class is suitable for all fitness levels.

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!

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Boot Camp

6:15 - 7:00 a.m.

6:15 - 7:00 a.m.

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Body Balance

Sweat & Sculpt

Core and More

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

Core and More

Yoga Flow

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

20/20/20

Sweat & Sculpt

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

Sunday

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

Registered Fitness Classes 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! Please check on our website at www.canmore.ca for up to date information.

Fitness and Wellness Ballet Fitness This class is designed for dancers and non-dancers alike. This class consists of moves that combine strength and grace which provide very focused muscle toning, stretching, and stamina building. We will work on alignment and posture, agility and coordination. 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.

Beginner Weights 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! Elevation Place Instructor: Crystal Shimoon, CSEP - CPT April 24 - June 12 8 classes l Wednesdays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. $84 + GST Member $105 + GST Non-member #8846

Elevation Place Instructor: Danielle Leigh Marron April 19 - June 14 9 classes l Fridays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. $82 + GST Member l $102 + GST Non-member l #8849

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Bellyfit®

Chi Kung

Bellyfit® is the fusion fitness experience exclusively for women. Relieve stress and get the sweat flowing with cardio moves infused with the ancient and beautiful fundamentals of Belly Dance, Bollywood and African Dance. Sculpt and tone with Pilates inspired core work, relax with Yoga inspired stretch, and be inspired and energized by the mindful Mudra Meditation. The unique Bellyfit® Music compilations are ethnoinfused techno, tribal rhythms and relaxing ambient tracks. No dance experience necessary. Elevation Place Instructor: Deborah Foley

Like other soft energy practices such as Tai Chi, Chi Kung works with the body’s own electromagnetic energy or “chi” to restore and balance the systems already in place in your body. This then connects us with the universal flow of energy, or the “Tao” around us all. This class will draw from 7 Lotus Chi Kung, a unique style of Chi Kung that uses ancient traditional Chi Kung styles and theory and blends them with yoga, bio-energetic postures, meditation and other techniques to accelerate the process of healing and restoration of body and mind. This results in improved health, balance, focus and connection in your life. Chi Kung is suitable for all ages and backgrounds. Experience your inner and outer smile through this amazing practice! Students need to wear comfortable, loose clothing and bring a mat or rug to practice on, water and a notebook and pencil. Elevation Place Instructor: Maureen Reeves Certified Instructor, 7 Lotus Chi Kung Canada

April 15 - June 24 (no class May 20) 10 classes l Mondays l 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. $93 + GST Member l $117 + GST Non-member l #8847

Bosu-Happy Grab your Bosu Ball and get ready to play. This class is designed to connect strength, cardio, balance and flexibilty for optimal performance. Let me surprise you with sequences and patterns that challenge you and are incredibly fun. Walk away feeling stronger and inspired. If you are a beginner or an intermediate on the bosu ball then this class is for you. Elevation Place Instructor: Silke Neumann, AFLCA certified April 18 - June 13 9 classes l Thursdays l 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $84 + GST Member l $105 + GST Non-member l #8841

April 21 - June 9 8 classes l Sundays l 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. $80 + GST Member l $100 + GST Non-member l #8852

Fitness Circuit for Men Based out of our fitness room this small group fitness class is intended for guys that don’t normally go to the gym and are looking to understand how our equipment works and start a routine. With the supervision and guidance of our instructor a circuit training program will be developed according to each participants’ fitness level. Elevation Place May 7 - June 11 6 classes l Tuesdays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. l #8842 May 9 - June 13 6 classes l Thursdays l 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. l #8844 $67 + GST Member l $83 + GST Non-member

Gentle Morning Yoga A gentle and traditional style that focuses on proper alignment, breath connection and focus with mindfulness. The basic yoga postures are combined with regulated breath and performed in a systematic and accessible manner. This class will help reduce stress, increase energy, stretch and strengthen the muscles and encourage you to breathe more freely and fully for the rest of the day! Elevation Place April 17 - June 19 10 classes l Wednesdays l 6:15 - 7:00 a.m. $93 + GST Member l $117 + GST Non-member l #8856

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fitness wellness fitness wellness fitness wellness Guided meditation practice is an easy way for everyone to experience techniques to help turn off “crazy monkey mind” and connect us with our calm, peaceful “observer” mind. Through this connection we can lower stress, solve problems, dissolve obstacles and increase concentration, focus and happiness. Guided Meditation helps the beginner establish a personal practice quickly and easily and stretches the practice of experienced meditators increasing depth and effectiveness. Drawing from various traditions including Tibetan, Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu, Gnostic, Kabbalistic, Zen, Shamanic, visualization and spanning thirty years of personal practice, each class will provide an opportunity to connect with your deeper mind. The class is open to all ages and experiences. Meditations will include techniques that are done seated, lying down and moving but can be done from whatever position is comfortable for you. Limited mats and some chairs are available. Students can bring their own mat and supports if you use one. Wear comfortable, loose layers in case you get cool and bring a notebook and pencil. Elevation Place Instructor: Maureen Reeves Certified Instructor, 7 Lotus Chi Kung Canada

Elevation Place Fitness

Guided Meditation

Juggling for Beginners and Intermediates Learn to juggle 3 balls, diabolo, and/or devil sticks. Develop hand-eye coordination, relieve stress, and entertain your friends. All it takes is motivation, patience, and practice. Participants can focus on what interests them the most.

April 21 - May 26 6 classes l Sundays l 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. $62 + GST Member l $78 + GST Non-member l #8853

Elevation Place Instructor: Peter Nichol and Michelle Preston Note: Professional quality juggling balls are included in the course fee. Purchasing other equipment can be arranged with the instructors.

Hatha Yoga

April 23 - June 18 9 classes l Tuesdays l 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

This is a gentle and traditional style of yoga that focuses on proper alignment, breath connection and mindfulness. The basic yoga postures are combined with regulated breath and performed in a systematic and easy to follow sequence. This class will help reduce stress, increase energy, stretch and strengthen your muscles and encourage you to breathe more freely and fully. Elevation Place Instructor: Tanya Belireau April 16 - June 18 10 classes l Tuesdays l 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. $107 + GST Member l $133 + GST Non-member l #8854

Kick Start Cardio Start your day off with this cardio blitz. Whether it’s bosu, step, high/low or a combination of all the above this heart pumping class is sure to leave you energized and ready for the day ahead. Elevation Place April 15 - June 17 (no class May 20) 9 classes l Mondays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. $73 + GST Member l $91 + GST Non-member l #8845

$67 + GST Member l $83 + GST Non-member l #8860

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

Morning Flow Yoga Start your mornings off right with this vitalizing style of yoga. The focus is on flow, flexibility, strength, balance, mindfulness and building a sense of community. The focus is to have fun and the time is NOW! Investing in your health is the best investment you can make. Drop-Ins are welcome once minimum numbers are met for $12 per class. Elevation Place Instructor: Tracey Delfs April 18 - June 13 9 classes l Thursdays l 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. $102 + GST Member l $128 + GST Non-member l #8855

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Elevation Place Fitness

fitness wellness fitness wellness fitness wellness Pilates for Runners

Women and Weights

Learn how to improve overall body balance and running form with this pilates class. These matt based exercises will focus on a combination of strengthening and stretching key running muscles such as the core, hamstrings, glutes and hip flexors. Modifications will be provided thru out the class to meet all abilities from beginners to advance. Non-runners are more than welcome! Elevation Place Instructor: Michelle McLaren B.Kin,RMT,STOTT Pilates Certified

For women that shy away from gyms you will feel welcomed, well supervised and leave this class with a training plan that you will be able to keep up for years to come! Elevation Place Instructor: Crystal Shimoon, CSEP - CPT

April 16 - June 18 10 classes l Tuesdays l 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $93 + GST Member l $117 + GST Non-member l #8864

Step it Up! Come join this fun-filled and upbeat step aerobics class! The main focus for this class is the aerobics aspect of the workout which is about 40 minutes. Then on to muscle resistance exercises that will keep you strong and balanced. We finish this class off with an abdominal workout and a stretch. Elevation Place Instructor: Silke Neumann, AFLCA certified April 16 - June 18 10 classes l Tuesdays l 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $93 + GST Member l $117 + GST Non-member l #8850

Stott Pilates – Mixed Level This mat-based workout teaches the five basic principles of Stott Pilates to help participants develop leaner, longer-looking muscles, and improve mind-body connection. Pilates exercises are designed to increase core strength, balance as well as flexibility. Props will be incorporated to create variety and to challenge all muscle groups. Modifications will be provided for various levels. Elevation Place Instructor: Michelle McLaren B.Kin,RMT,STOTT Pilates Certified April 17 - June 19 10 classes l Wednesdays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. $93 + GST Member l $117 + GST Non-member l #8863

May 2 - June 6 6 classes l Thursdays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. l #8843 May 3 - June 7 6 classes l Fridays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. l #8848 $67 + GST Member l $83 + GST Non-member

Yogalates This is a user-friendly fitness style of yoga and pilates suitable for all. The emphasis on pilates focuses on developing the deep stabilizing muscles of the torso and strengthening core abdominal and back muscles. The focus of yoga is to breathe, stretch and feel. The non-impact resistance eliminates stress on joints, realigns muscle imbalances and focuses on maintaining neutral pelvic and spinal alignment. Elevation Place Instructor: Danielle Leigh Marron April 15 - June 17 (no class May 20) 9 classes l Mondays l 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. $75 + GST Member l $94 + GST Non-member l #8857

Yoga Flow All levels are invited to join in these lunch flow classes. They will have a focus on standing postures and breath, a perfect way to give you a calm shot of mental energy for the rest of your day, as well as work out the kinks from sitting! Your back will love you. Elevation Place Instructor: Lydia Zamorano April 16 - June 18 10 classes l Tuesdays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. $77 + GST Member l $97 + GST Non-member l #8858 April 18 - June 13 9 classes l Thursdays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. $71 + GST Member l $89 + GST Non-member l #9310

Yoga for Climbers A class for all levels, focused on encouraging shoulder and hip mobility, easing neck strain and supporting back repair. An intelligent way to balance your movement vocabulary, and clear your mind through relaxation. If you are already at the gym it’s also a great way to end your climbing session. Elevation Place Instructor: Lydia Zamorano April 16 - June 18 10 classes l Tuesdays l 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. $98 + GST Member l $122 + GST Non-member l #8859

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Town of Canmore

Town of Canmore

Recreation Department

Recreation Department Adult Co-Ed Drop-In Recreation Programs March - May 10, 2013 All Drop-In Recreation Programs are designed for adults 18+ and operate on a first come, first serve basis. Drop-in fee: $6 l Lawrence Grassi School

Co-Ed Volleyball Mondays: 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. (No play February 18 )

Don’t Let a Good Class Die Good classes sometimes die before they’ve begun because well-intentioned (and busy) people delay enrolling. Please register at least one week in advance. Classes with insufficient registrants have to be cancelled. On-Line: Go to www.canmore.ca In order to use this service you will require an account at the Canmore Recreation Centre with an e-mail address. Please stop by the Canmore Recreation Centre front desk or send an e-mail to recreation@canmore.ca to find out how you can start using on-line services today!

Fridays: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (No play January 18, February 1, 8 and March 29)

Co-Ed Soccer Mondays: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (No play February 18 )

Co-Ed Badminton Thursdays: 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Summer 2013 Co-Ed Soccer July 3 - August 28 l Wednesdays: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. July 7 - August 25 l Sundays: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. September 4 - 25 l Wednesdays: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

In Person: Canmore Recreation Centre Monday to Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. By Phone: Call 403.678.0808 ext. 1321 leave your name, phone number and registration information. By Fax: At 403.678.0753

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Outdoor Pursuits

Outdoor Pursuits Basic Road and Mountain Bike Repair

Co-Ed Mountain Biking

In this bike repair workshop you will learn to check for wear and tear, perform preventative maintenance, adjust brakes, change a flat tire, fix broken/twisted chains, repair your derailleur, set up your suspension and much more. Participants are asked to bring their own bike and tools. List of tools required (not included in the class fee) are: multi tool including a chain breaker, pump, tube, patch kit, tire levers, clean bike.

For those looking to improve their single track riding skills this two day course will offer clinics each morning, plus a ride in the afternoon, selected to enhance assimilation of the morning lessons. The two day format allows for recovery and absorption of information. Participants must feel confident riding on easy single track trails.

Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Trail Sports Inc. Note: Canmore Community Cruisers is offering subsidies to residents of the Bow Valley interested in taking this course. Please call or e-mail to apply 2 weeks before course start date at 403.609.6695 or via e-mail canmorecommunitycruisers@gmail.com.

June 1 - 2 2 Classes l Saturday & Sunday l 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $107 + GST Member l $133 + GST Non-member l #9312

May 18 1 Class l Saturday l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #8910 June 15 1 Class l Saturday l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #8911 $36 + GST Member l $44 + GST Non-member

Instructor: Trail Sports Inc.

Registration for ALL programs from April to August begins on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 a.m.

River Canoeing This introductory level canoe course is designed for those with lake canoeing experience who wish to enhance their skills for moving water and develop an understanding of canoe tripping basics. The course will consist of two evening lectures and four full days of paddling. Half a day will be spent practicing on a lake and three and a half days on local rivers in class I to II+ water. Emphasis will be on safety in river travel in a variety of real life tripping scenarios. Participants should expect to get wet and should be comfortable in moving water. Participants are responsible for providing their own equipment. Equipment list for two participants is: tandem tripping canoe, 3 paddles, 2 transport Canada approved life jackets with whistle, 1 throw bag, 1 bailer, wet suit, helmet, small first aid kit, individual clothing and food. Lectures at Canmore Recreation Centre Instructors: Jim Olver and Mike Baudais May 30 - June 6 2 classroom sessions l Thursdays l 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. June 1 -2 and June 8 - 10 Sessions on local rivers l Sat. & Sun. l 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $132 + GST Member l $167 + GST Non-member l #9311

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Running 201

Women’s Intermediate Mountain Biking

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

For those looking to improve their single track riding skills this two day course will offer clinics each morning, plus a selected ride in the afternoon. The two day format allows for recovery and absorption of information. Participants must feel confident riding on easy single track trails. Please bring a packed lunch.

First class meets at the Elevation Place Outdoor Plaza Instructor: Deb Sellers April 23 - June 25 10 Classes l Tuesdays l 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. $42 + GST Member l $52 + GST Non-member l #9315

Canmore Nordic Centre Instructor: Trail Sports Inc. June 8 - 9 2 Classes l Saturday & Sunday l 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $107 + GST Member l $133 + GST Non-member l #9314

Stroller Running This class provides a great opportunity for Moms and/or Dads with babies 0 - 3 years to get out and enjoy meeting fellow parents and get fit at the same time! We will head out on the trails for some running and finish off with some core strengthening and a stretching session. The group will meet at the Elevation Place outdoor plaza with strollers and babies ready to go for some fun outdoor fitness. If the weather isn’t cooperating, the class will be held indoors. Elevation Place Instructor: Lindsey Williams May 1 - June 19 8 Classes l Wednesdays l 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. $53 + GST Member l $67 + GST Non-member l #9316

Women’s Beginner Mountain Biking Spread over two days, this camp will give you an introduction to the basic skills for riding single track trails. This format allows for recovery and adsorption of information with a clinic each morning and a ride to process the lessons in the afternoon. Designed for beginners, but participants must feel confident riding on gravel roads. Please bring a packed lunch. Canmore Nordic Centre Instructor: Trail Sports Inc. May 25 - 26 2 Classes l Saturday & Sunday l 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $107 + GST Member l $133 + GST Non-member l #9313

Travel Safely in Bear Country Do you worry about an unexpected bear encounter while hiking or camping in the backcountry? What is being done in the Bow Valley in an effort to reduce encounters between bears and people? Learn more about bear behavior, preferred habitat, the signs they leave and how and why they react to humans the way they do. The more you know, the better equipped you’ll be to avoid a bear encounter. Be bear smart! Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Jay Honeyman Karelian Bear Shepherding Institute June 4 1 Class l Monday l 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. $22 + GST Member l $28 + GST Non-member l #9317

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Outdoor Pursuits


Dance

Dance African Dance

Modern Hoop Dance Jam l Intermediate

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

For those who loved the beginner class and just gotta have more! And those with prior hooping experience and feel that they have the basics down (waist and angle hooping, lifts, moving the hoop up and down the body, some off the body moves etc.). Grow your style, yourself and repertoire! This intermediate class will cover isolations, over the back moves, knee hooping, elbow work, jumps, increased flow and more!

Elevation Place Instructor: Renee Krysko

Elevation Place Instructor: Babz Robinson Note: A professional custom adult hoop ($45) can be purchased directly from the instructor or BYOH if you already have a professional quality hoop.

May 8 - June 12 6 Classes l Wednesdays l 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. $67 + GST Member l $83 + GST Non-member l #8867

Hip Hop l Funk Get your groove on! Enjoy moving to various hip hop rhythms, funky beats and maybe even a little house. This class will explore different elements of locking, top rocking and more. You’ll enjoy a vigorous warm-up, movement across the floor and then we’ll put it all together in choreography. No dance experience is necessary. Please come in comfortable clothing that allows you to move easily and inside sneakers. Elevation Place Instructor: Renee Krysko May 8 - June 12 6 Classes l Wednesdays l 8:00 - 9:15 p.m. $67 + GST Member l $83 + GST Non-member l #8868

Modern Hoop Dance l Beginner This ain’t your ordinary hula hooping! Larger and heavier adult sized hoops means that EVERYONE can learn the fun and exciting art of modern hooping, you’ll learn to dance and move with your hoop in ways you never thought possible, amaze yourself and discover your own creative dance, while working up a sweat and toning muscle. Elevation Place Instructor: Babz Robinson Note: A professional custom adult hoop ($45) is included in the class fee. April 18 - June 6 8 Classes l Thursdays l 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. $98 + GST Member l $122 + GST Non-member l #8866

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April 18 - June 6 8 Classes l Thursdays l 7:45 - 8:45 p.m. $62 + GST Member l $78 + GST Non-member l #8869

Zumba®! Ditch the Routine, Join the Party! Zumba® is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class combining fast and slow rhythms with cardio and muscle-toning benefits. Dance to Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Hip Hop and more. Dancers and non-dancers alike immediately and easily master a Zumba® class. It’s fun! Let loose, rock out, have a blast, and burn calories. Zumba® is “Exercise in Disguise.” Elevation Place Instructor: Maria Guilhon, Zumba ZIN Member & Instructor April 17 - June 19 10 Classes l Wednesdays l 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. $107 + GST Member l $133 + GST Non-member l #8871

Zumba Toning® When it comes to body sculpting, the Zumba Toning program raises the bar(or rather the toning stick). It combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness-party. Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like toning sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Zumba Toning is the perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies naturally while having a total blast! Elevation Place Instructor: Maria Guilhon, Zumba ZIN Member & Instructor April 17 - June 19 10 Classes l Wednesdays l 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. $115 + GST Member l $144 + GST Non-member l #8870


General Interest Come and enjoy the experience of acrylic painting. This course is ideal for people exploring painting for the first time as well as those wanting to improve their skills. You will be surprised how much you will learn and accomplish in just one day. Each participant will receive individual attention and will be introduced to various painting techniques and tips. The atmosphere in the class is relaxed with an emphasis on learning through enjoyment which makes painting fun and progress rapid. Upon completion of the course you will take home a finished painting you will be proud to display! Canmore Collegiate High School Instructor: Alexander Ivanov Note: Program supplies are included in the course fee. April 27 1 Class l Saturday l 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $67 + GST Member l $83 + GST Non-member l #8896

Creative Writing with a Mountain Twist Part I

Crafty Mamas Beginner Sewing Dust off your sewing machines Mamas! Come enjoy some time to yourself and meet other crafty Mamas while you create something extra cute for little one (made with love of course!). We will supply high quality modern designer fabric; all you need is a sewing machine, white thread and fabric scissors. By the end of the course your lucky little baby will have their very own bib, pajama pants and pair of booties made just for them by you. Note: Patterns range from 6 - 18 months. Elevation Place Instructor: Lindsay Millar April 17 - May 15 5 Classes l Wednesdays l 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. $107 + GST Member l $133 + GST Non-member l #9159

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

Enhance your creative writing ability and strengthen your written word through class discussion and instructive exercises. Challenge yourself as we invent pieces to write and as you lengthen or complete a work that you already have underway (be it poetry, a novel, a script, magazine writing, fiction, non-fiction... we will touch upon all types). Bring with you a notebook and pen, and an artistic mind and adventurous spirit. First-time writers welcome, as are writers in progress. Elevation Place Instructor: Helen Rolfe, professional writer/editor April 15 - June 3 (no class May 20) 7 Classes l Mondays l 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. $75 + GST Member l $94 + GST Non-member l #8895

Creative Writing with a Mountain Un-Twist Part II Build on the Mountain Twist session with a focus on revising and editing written work. Instructive exercises and group discussion will add strength to your work and draw attention to the power of style, flow and layout of the written word. Designed for previous participants but new writers welcome Elevation Place Instructor: Helen Rolfe, professional writer/editor April 17 - May 29 7 Classes l Wednesdays l 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. $75 + GST Member l $94 + GST Non-member l #9318

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General Interest

Monet for a Day� Acrylic Painting Workshop


Languages

Languages Conversational French This course is designed to progress already strong speakers of French into more fluent and natural communication. Each class will include vocabulary-building and grammar, but the main focus will be on speaking and conversation. Topics for learning and discussion will vary with student interest. Elevation Place Instructor: Magda Zablotni April 15 - June 10 (no class May 20) 8 Classes l Mondays l 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. $100 + GST Member l $125 + GST Non-member l #8893

French 1 Ready to learn French in a friendly and fun-filled atmosphere? Through diverse teaching methods, learn basic grammar, vocabulary and phrases necessary to communicate easily in everyday situations. Looking forward to seeing you in class! Elevation Place Instructor: Magda Zablotni Note: Course textbook is included in the course fee. April 16 - June 18 10 Classes l Tuesdays l 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. $118 + GST Member l $148 + GST Non-member l #8891

French 2 This course is designed for those who have completed French 1, or for those who have a basic knowledge of the language and want to take it to the next level. You will improve your French language skills through vocabulary expansion, practical conversation, pronunciation, and grammar exercises. Elevation Place Instructor: Magda Zablotni Note: A class text will cost $20 and is available to purchase from the instructor.

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: Annette Aarts MATS (Master of Arts for Teachers of Spanish) Note: A class text will cost $20 and is available to purchase from the instructor. April 29 - June 24 (no class May 20) 8 Classes l Mondays l 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. $111 + GST Member l $139 + GST Non-member l #9327

Spanish Language and Culture 2 Broaden your understanding of the Spanish language! Basic Spanish speaker will be provided with more vocabulary and structures to improve the quality of their conversations when travelling to Spanish-speaking countries. Practice speaking and listening in many different thematic settings. As well, try out some colloquial phrases to develop more native-like expression. Elevation Place Instructor: Annette Aarts MATS (Master of Arts for Teachers of Spanish) Note: A class text will cost $20 and is available to purchase from the instructor. May 1 - June 19 8 Classes l Wednesdays l 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. $111 + GST Member l $139 + GST Non-member l #9328

April 18 - June 13 9 Classes l Thursdays l 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. $91 + GST Member l $119 + GST Non-member l #9326

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First Aid

Nutrition and Weight Loss 101

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

Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C Basic life support skills for those with easy access to Emergency medical Services. Focus is on casualty assessment, airway management, control of bleeding, and prevention of further injury until medical help is available. Instructor: Mike Geisler

Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Kiley Torti, CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist

Elevation Place May 25 1 Class l Saturday l 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l #9323

April 27 1 Class l Saturday l 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. l #9348 $28 + GST Member l $36 + GST Non-member

Canmore Recreation Centre June 15 1 Class l Saturday l 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l #9325

Bend and Stretch

$62 + GST Member l $78 + GST Non-member

Can you touch your toes? Building flexibility is an important part of a fitness routine to minimize injury to muscles and joints as well as improving overall posture. Learn key stretches and exercises to strengthen weak areas and reduce muscle tension in key areas of the body. Tight shoulders, a sore neck and lower back issues are all conditions that can be improved with a regular stretching and strengthening program. Come teach your body to say “Ahhhh, that feels better!�

Standard First Aid/CPR Level C

Elevation Place Instructor: Kiley Torti, CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist

May 25 - 26 2 Classes l Sat. & Sun. l 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l #9319

May 4 1 Class l Saturday l 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. l #9349 $18 + GST Member l $22 + GST Non-member

Canmore Recreation Centre June 15 - 16 2 Classes l Sat. & Sun. l 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l #9320

Strengthening and Stretching for Runners

$98 + GST Member l $122 + GST Non-member

Learn how to strengthen weak muscles and loosen up tight areas to help reduce injuries and improve your performance. By incorporating these exercises into your weekly routine, you will be ready to hit the trails running! Learn how to build strength in the legs and core as well as developing a balanced body. Key exercises for both home-based workouts as well as the weight room will be demonstrated. Elevation Place Instructor: Kiley Torti, CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist May 11 1 Class l Saturday l 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. l #9350 $20 + GST Member l $24 + GST Non-member

Increase your knowledge of first aid and CPR. This course complies with Occupational Health and Safety Standards. You will learn how to deal with respiratory and circulatory emergencies, broken bones, and head/spinal injuries. Instructor: Mike Geisler Elevation Place

CPR Certification Level C This course covers skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking in adults, children, and infants; intended for families, parents, general public, and child care professional. Instructor: Mike Geisler Canmore Recreation Centre June 16 1 Class l Sunday l 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. $44 + GST Member l $56 + GST Non-member

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Workshops

With our busy lifestyles, our eating habits often fall prey to our hectic pace. This workshop will teach you how to optimize your health by making educated decisions. In the morning, will review the new Canada Food Guide, the basics of nutrition, how to eat to maximize your energy levels, reduce cravings, strategies for eating on the run and how to achieve your optimal body weight. The role of exercise and how it can help to re-shape your body will also be explored. In the afternoon, we will teach you how to be an educated consumer by deciphering food labels and navigating food aisles on a supermarket safari.

First Aid

Workshops


Town of Canmore

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

Canmore Recreation Centre

Elevation Place

1900 - 8th Avenue, Canmore

700 Railway Avenue, Canmore

Ha Ling Conference Room

Room 119 (Adjacent to Pool)

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

Flipchart, Podium

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

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

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

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

Room 207 Size: 581 Sq. Ft. Amenities: Tables, Chairs, Vinyl cork floor, Sink Configurations: U-shape, Square, Classroom Space Options: Crafts, Birthday Party, Meetings Rates: Non-profit: $15/hr; Private: $22.50/hr

Room 208 Size: 688 Sq. Ft. Amenities: Tables, Chairs, Vinyl cork floor Configurations: U-shape, Square, Classroom Space Options: Meeting, Workshop Rates: Non-profit: $15/hr; Private: $22.50/hr

Civic Centre 907 - 7th Avenue, Canmore

Classroom

Capacity: Seating for 25 - 35 l Size: 479 Sq. Ft. Amenities: Rectangle tables, Plastic chairs AV Equipment: White board, Screen Configurations: U-shape, Square, Classroom Space Options: Meeting, Presentation Rates: Non-profit: $7/hr*; Private: $13/hr*

Atrium

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

Plaza

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

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

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Room 209A Size: 852 Sq. Ft. Amenities: Athletic floor Rates: Non-profit: $25/hr; Private: $37.50/hr

Room 209B Size: 847 Sq. Ft. Amenities: Athletic floor Rates: Non-profit: $25/hr; Private: $37.50/hr

Room 209 A&B Size: 1,700 Sq. Ft. Amenities: Athletic floor Rates: Non-profit: $50/hr; Private: $75/hr

Room 212 Size: 914 Sq. Ft. Amenities: Vinyl cork floor AV Equipment: Screen Configurations: U-shape, Square, Classroom, Theatre Space Options: Meeting, Workshop, Classes Rates: Non-profit: $25/hr; Private: $37.50/hr

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Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Elevation Place.


Pilates for Older Adults l 60+years With a smaller class size and a slower pace, this is an interactive and informative experience geared towards a more mature group. The course will focus on controlled movements geared towards strengthening the core and pelvic floor. Pilates is wonderful for helping with balance, flexibility and coordination. Modifications as well as props will be incorporated to make sure that exercises are safe and fun for everyone. Elevation Place Instructor: Michelle McLaren B.Kin, RMT, STOTT Pilates Certified April 18 - June 20 10 Classes l Thursdays l 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. $67 + GST Member l $83 + GST Non-member l #8877

Mellow Moves l 60+years This is a complete workout program designed to improve or maintain the movements used in daily activities. We will focus on easy to follow exercises, building mind/body awareness by incorporating gentle strength training and stretching exercises. Elevation Place Instructor: Kelly Patterson, Senior Fitness Instructor Certificate (Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging) April 16 - June 4 8 Classes l Tuesdays l 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. $73 + GST Member l $91 + GST Non-member l #8873

Registration for ALL programs from April to August begins on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 a.m.

Fit for Life l 60+years This is a gentle, low impact, bounce free class that is suitable for all fitness levels. This class will help you to gain energy, maintain independence, increase mobility, feel healthier and not to mention get out of the house and meet new people! This takes only an hour out of your day, but it may provide many more hours to your life! Elevation Place Instructor: Kelly Patterson, Senior Fitness Instructor Certificate (Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging) April 15 - June 10 (no class May 20) 8 Classes l Mondays l 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. l #9329 April 17 - June 5 8 Classes l Wednesdays l 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. l #8874 $61 + GST Member l $77 + GST Non-member

FUNctional Fitness l 60+years This small group exercise class will include accelerated walking or other cardiovascular activity, strength training, flexibility and balance training and/or interval training. This class will focus on the FUN aspect of fitness in a pleasant social setting. You will improve your mobility, posture, coordination and help prevent injuries. Elevation Place Instructor: Kelly Patterson, Senior Fitness Instructor Certificate (Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging) April 19 - June 7 8 Classes l Fridays l 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. $61 + GST Member l $77 + GST Non-member l #8875

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60+ Years Programs

Older Adults 60+ Years Programs


Preschool and Child & Youth Recreation Community Classes

Preschool Programs

Registration for ALL programs from April to August begins on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 a.m.

Preschool Programs Wiggle Jiggle and Jump l 18 Months - 3 Years

Get up and Go! l 3 - 5 Years

Shake your sillies out with this class designed to develop agility, balance and coordination through energetic games. Toddlers will explore a variety of equipment such as balls, hoops, parachute fun, bubbles, games and song time. Parents and caregivers must attend and join in the fun. What a great opportunity for you to meet and visit with others in your community!

A recreational preschool program for three to five year olds. Designed to encourage active play and enhance development with movement, crafts, songs, games and theme related activities. Children socialize with caring instructors and their friends in a fun environment.

Elevation Place April 22 - June 17 (no class May 20) 8 Classes l Mondays l 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. l #8878

Elevation Place April 16 - June 18 10 Classes l Tuesdays l 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. l #8881

April 24 - June 12 8 Classes l Wednesdays l 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. l #8879

April 17 - June 19 10 Classes l Wednesdays l 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. l #8882

April 26 - June 14 8 Classes l Fridays l 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. l #8880 $44 Member l $56 Non-member

April 18 - June 20 10 Classes l Thursdays l 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.. l #9336 $111 Member l $139 Non-member

Gym and Swim l 3 - 5 Years For preschoolers with energy to burn, these classes will offer a great combination of fun physical activities and swimming in the pool. Children will play games, learn water awareness and use lots of equipment under the watchful eye of our instructors. Please send your child with water and a snack. Elevation Place April 20 - June 22 10 Classes l Saturdays l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. $111 Member l $139 Non-member l #8884

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ArtRageous l 6 - 12 Years These classes are designed to develop your child’s creativity and artistic skills through the introduction of a variety of art and craft activities. Projects will use paint, clay, collage and other mediums to help you create masterpieces to take home. Elevation Place Note: Program supplies are included in the course fee. April 20 - June 8 8 Classes l Saturdays l 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $84 Member l $105 Non-member l #8901

Healthy Chef’s Cooking Club l 10 - 14 Years In this healthy cooking class for kids you will learn to cook healthy, fun and kid friendly recipes based on the Government of Alberta’s Healthy U Program and the Canada Food Guide. You will also discover the importance of healthy eating and living. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Crystal Shimoon Note: All food supplies and cookbook are included in the course fee. April 17 - June 5 8 Classes l Wednesdays l 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. $99 Member l $123 Non-member l #9332

Craftology l 8 - 12 Years Note: Program supplies are included in the Craftology course fees.

Bead Making Impress your friend by telling them you made these stunning enamel beads using paper and wire. We will then show you how to arrange these beads to create your own necklace or earrings. Elevation Place Instructors: Oriana Rollo and Lindsay Millar Note: Program supplies are included in the Craftology course fees. April 18 1 Class l Thursday l 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. $27 Member l $33 Non-member l #9330

Recycled T-shirt Scarf Let’s accessorize! We will be turning old cotton t-shirts in to chic new scarves. Add some style with beads, braids, & bling! Bring your own cotton shirts. Elevation Place Instructors: Oriana Rollo and Lindsay Millar May 9 1 Class l Thursday l 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. $22 Member l $28 Non-member l #9129

Designer Tees Ever wanted to add your personal designs to make your own unique top? Bring your own cotton t-shirt and we will show you how to use bleach to give an old t-shirt some wicked style! Elevation Place Instructors: Oriana Rollo and Lindsay Millar

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

Note: Program supplies are included in the Craftology course fees. May 30 1 Class l Thursday l 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. $20 Member l $24 Non-member l #9331

Juggling for Youth l 10 - 15 Years

Little Monet for a Day l 7 - 12 Years

Learn to juggle three balls, diabolo, and/or devil sticks. Develop hand/eye coordination, relax, entertain your friends, and look cool. All it takes is motivation, patience, and practice. Participants can focus on what interests them the most.

This acrylic painting workshop is a great experience for kids ages 7 and up. Your child will be guided through a step by step learning process to create an acrylic painting from start to finish. Children will learn to make a works of art in fun atmosphere. Instruction and encouragement will bring out their talent and creativity.

Elevation Place Instructors: Peter Nichol and Michelle Preston Note: Professional quality juggling balls are included in the course fee. April 22 - June 24 (no class May 20) 9 Classes l Mondays l 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. $90 Member l $112 Non-member l #8889

Elevation Place Instructor: Alexander Ivanov Note: Program supplies are included in the course fee. April 21 1 Class l Sunday l 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. $40 Member l $50 Non-member l #8900

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Child & Youth Programs

Child & Youth Programs


Child & Youth Programs

Child & Youth Programs Teen Cardio Strength l 14 - 17 Years Get your heart pumping and develop muscular strength and tone in this fun, strengthening and aerobic workout! In this 8 week program, you will challenge yourself to become your best as we sample many types of cardiovascular and strengthening exercises each week. No experience necessary and all fitness levels welcome.

PD Days and Early Dismissal Fridays

Elevation Place Instructor: Crystal Shimoon, CSEP - CPT

Kid Fit After School

Kid Fit Afterschool

April 22 - June 17 (no class May 20) 8 Classes l Mondays l 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. l #9333 April 24 - June 12 8 Classes l Wednesdays l 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. l #9334 April 26 - June 14 8 Classes l Fridays l 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. l #9335 $71 Member l $89 Non-member

Yoga for Girls l 8 -12 Years This is an interactive class that focuses on making yoga fun for the girls. Yoga can help girls develop better posture, improve self-esteem, lower stress, release tension and increase flexibility all in a relaxed atmosphere. This class will help to promote healthy body awareness and deep breathing. Elevation Place Instructor: Danielle Leigh Marron April 17 - June 19 10 Classes l Wednesdays l 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. $67 Member l $83 Non-member l #8887

Zumbatomic® for Kids l 8 - 12 Years Designed exclusively for kids, these Zumbatomic® classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Parents love Zumbatomic because of the effects it has on kids, increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism and enhancing coordination. Elevation Place Instructor: Maria Guilhon Zumba ZIN Member & Zumbatomic® certified instructor April 16 - May 21 6 Classes l Tuesdays l 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. $58 Member l $72 Non-member l #8888

Looking for something for your kids to do during PD days and early dismissal Fridays? Have them join us at Elevation Place! A recreation-based program for children 6-12 years of age to explore a variety of activities including games, crafts, swimming, climbing and more! Elevation Place $22 Member l $28 Non-member

Early Dismissal Fridays April 12 1 Class l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #9341 April 26 1 Class l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #9342 May 3 1 Class l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #9343 May 17 1 Class l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #9344 June 7 1 Class l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #9345 June 14 1 Class l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #9346 Post Care: Care for your child is available after early dismissal Fridays from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Free of charge, no pre-registration required.

In order to ensure a safe and positive experience with us, please note: • Participant information and a signed waiver must be completed prior to the program. Forms are available at the Customer Experience Desk or on line at www.canmore.ca. •

PD days and early dismissal Friday participants swim every day. Please remember to send a swimsuit, towel and lock. 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. Register early! Minimum registration numbers must be met one week prior to start date of program to avoid cancellation.

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In Person

By Phone 403.678.8920

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

By Fax 403.678.8934 Note: Payment is due at the time of registration. Program is subject to change.

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

Age Categories

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

Spring Break Activities for Children and Youth March 25 - 28 and April 1 - 5 Registration is now on for Spring Day Camps.

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 Canmore Recreation Centre with an e-mail address. Please stop by the Canmore Recreation Centre front desk or send an e-mail to recreation@canmore.ca to find out how you can start using on-line services today!

Unless otherwise stated, please note children must be “age appropriate” by December 31, 2013 in order to register for camp (e.g. if your child is currently 6 years old and will turn 7 by December 31, 2013 they can participate in the Big Fun 7 - 11 year old Spring day camps).

Pre and Post Care Care for your child is available before and after camp. This is a service we provide free of charge and no pre-registration is required (8:30 - 9:00 a.m. and/or 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.).

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

Community Inclusion Are you the parent of a child with a disability? We encourage children with disabilities and/or special needs to participate in our program. Please contact the Recreation and Leisure Program Coordinator (403.678.8919) at least 2 weeks prior to their camp participation to set up a meeting during which the child’s special needs will be discussed and a detailed medical questionnaire will be completed. For more information contact Marie-Josée Guay, Recreation and Leisure Program Coordinator 403.678.8919 or mguay@canmore.ca.

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Big Fun Day Camps

Big Fun Day Camp Programs


Big Fun Day Camps

Big Fun Day Camp Programs Spring Break Activities for Children and Youth Kinder Camp l 5 - 6 years

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ArtVENTURE l 6 - 10 years Elevation Place Discover your artistic side in this colorful camp that challenges your imagination and creative side, while getting silly and having lots of fun! Your projects will use paint, clay, collage, and other mediums to help you create masterpieces to take home. We will also explore local trails, create body sculptures and discover art movement. There will be an art show for parents at the end of the week. Instructor: Jola Muran Instructor/Participant Ratio: 1:12 April 1 - 5 www.canmore.ca $175/week l 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. l #8705

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Summer Day Camps

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Please register early to avoid disappointment. Programs that do not meet the minimum numbers required may be cancelled. Payment is due at the time of registration (Visa, MasterCard, debit or cash). See page 2 for registration information.

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At a Glance The Town of Canmore is pleased to provide quality programs and services for children and youth in our community. We offer a wide variety of camp options so every child will have an opportunity to participate in an activity that suits their interest and time table.

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

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

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

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Age Categories Unless otherwise stated, please note children must be “age appropriate” by December 31, 2013 in order to register for camp. (e.g.: if your child is currently 6 years old and will turn 7 by December 31, 2013 they can participate in the Big Fun 7 - 11 year old camps). Leader to Camper Ratios Unless otherwise stated, ratios for camp are as follows: 4 year olds 1:6 5 - 6 year olds 1:8 7 - 11 year olds 1:12 12 - 14 year olds 1:15 Our Staff We understand the importance of building positive relationships between staff and participants. Our staff has graduated from, or is currently enrolled in, a post-secondary program in the field of education, outdoor pursuits, or recreation. Each staff member also takes part in a training program prior to the first day of camp. Recreation and Leisure Program Coordinator 403.678.8919 l 403.996.1444 Elevation Place Customer Experience Desk 403.678.8920 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.

Go Big l 12+ years Go Big is designed for youth who are looking for opportunities to hang out with friends this summer. Single day trips and two one week Go Youth Bow Valley programs include activities such as climbing, white water rafting, ropes course, zip lining, paint balling, go karting and more!

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

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

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

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

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Big Fun Day Camps

Big Fun Day Camp Programs


Big Fun Day Camps

Big Fun Day Camp Programs Pre and Post Care Care for your child is available before and after full day camps at the Canmore Recreation Centre. This is a service we provide free of charge and no pre-registration is required (8:30 - 9 a.m. and/or 5 - 5:30 p.m.) Pick Up and Drop Off A legal guardian is responsible to sign participants in and out of camp each day. If someone else is picking up for you we need written instructions or we will not release your child. We also need written instructions if your child has your permission to sign in and out of camp on their own. Please be respectful of pick up times. Our leaders have also had a full day and need to get home to rest up for the next day! Field Trips Weekly field trips will be programmed for camps based out of the Canmore Recreation Centre. Participants will be transported by a school bus chartered through the Canadian Rockies School Division. Kinder Camp will explore attractions that are within walking distance of Elevation Place. Community Inclusion Are you the parent of a child with a disability? We encourage children with disabilities and/or special needs to participate in our program. Please contact the Recreation and Leisure Program Coordinator 403.678.8919 at least 2 weeks prior to their camp participation to set up a meeting. We will discuss the child’s special needs and a detailed medical questionnaire will be completed. Campership Program Financial assistance is available to families thanks to the community support of the Rotary Club of Canmore, and the Town of Canmore. Application forms are available at the Canmore Recreation Centre, Family Community and Support Services in the Civic Centre, and on-line at www.canmore.ca. Funding requests must be approved prior to registration. Registration for camps with Campership funding must be made in person at Elevation Place. No refunds will be allowed. Wait-List When a program is full you will be contacted and your child can be wait-listed upon your request. If space becomes available we will contact you as soon as possible. Camper Medical and Waiver Forms A legal guardian will be required to provide participant information prior to starting a Town of Canmore program. This information will help ensure the safe participation of your child(ren). In addition, all participants are required to have a waiver signed by a legal guardian.

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Summer Day Camps Preschool Camps l 4 years Elevation Place These half-day programs are a great way to introduce your little person to the world of camp. Your child must be four years of age by camp start date. Detailed program itineraries will be available one week prior to the camp start at www.canmore.ca

Splash Zone! This camp is designed for kids who love water. Daily activities will include water games, crafts, experiments and much more! In addition, participants will enjoy swimming at Elevation Place each day. Your child must be four years of age by camp start date. Elevation Place July 8 - 12 l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #9103 July 8 - 12 l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #9104 August 12 - 16 l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #9105 August 12 - 16 l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #9106 August 26 - 30 l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #9119 August 26 - 30 l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #9120 Weekly l $89 Member l $111 Non-member Daily l $16 Member l $20 Non-member

Registration for ALL programs from April to August begins on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 a.m. Sporty Monkey This action-packed week will focus on a variety of sports, while promoting cooperation, teamwork and fun! Designed specifically for preschoolers, kids will move and groove playing soccer, baseball, swimming and more. Elevation Place July 2 - 5* l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #9107 July 2 - 5* l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #9108 July 29 - August 2 l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #9109 July 29 - August 2 l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #9110 Weekly l $89 Member l $111 Non-member 4 Day Camp* l $71 Member l $89 Non-member Daily l $16 Member l $20 Non-member


Summer Day Camps Kinder Camps l 5 - 6 years

Lions, Tigers and Bears This camp is designed for kids who love animals and want to explore the jungles of Canmore. Participants will learn about the animal kingdom through stories, crafts, games and explorations on near-by trails. Elevation Place July 15 - 19 l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #9111 July 15 - 19 l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #9112 August 19 - 23 l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #9113 August 19 - 23 l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #9114 Weekly l $89 Member l $111 Non-member Daily l $16 Member l $20 Non-member

Elevation Place We are happy to offer the convenience of daily registration for our full day Big Fun day camps (5 years and up). Please register in person at Elevation Place or by phone at 403.678.1537. There are limited number of spaces available so register early! Fee includes Wednesday pizza lunch, so you get a break! Please remember to still send a drink and snacks. Detailed program itineraries will be available one week prior to the camp start at www.canmore.ca.

Into the Blue

All aboard! This camp is designed to let your child’s creative energy flow. Participants will take part in a variety of activities that will include crafts, cooking, experiments and much more! Elevation Place

Join us for an amazing week of water! Each day will be spent learning about water critters, playing games, and creating arts and crafts. Your child will have the opportunity to swim at Elevation Place practicing their swimming skills and playing new water games and participate in a session of indoor climbing. Please send your child’s swim suit and towel every day.

July 22 - 26 l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #9115 July 22 - 26 l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #9116

Elevation Place Pre and post care available

August 6 - 9* l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #9117 August 6 - 9* l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #9118

July 8 - 12 l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. l #8940 July 29 - August 2 l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. l #8941 August 19 - 23 l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. l #9096

Imagination Station

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Artsy and Active Explore art and action in this mixer camp. Begin with arts, crafts, and cooking followed by outdoor games, sports and swimming and a session of indoor climbing. Each day will be packed full of fun, enjoying the best that both worlds have to offer. Elevation Place Pre and post care available July 22 - 26 l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. l #8942 August 6 - 9* l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. l #8943 Weekly l $111 Member l $139 Non-member 4 Day Camp* l $89 Member l $111 Non-member Daily l $27 Member l $33 Non-member Daily Pizza Lunch (Wednesday Only) $31 Member l $39 Non-member

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Big Fun Day Camps

Big Fun Day Camp Programs


Big Fun Day Camps

Big Fun Day Camp Programs Summer Day Camps Kinder Camps l 5 - 6 years Junior Mountain Adventurers Spend time in the great outdoors exploring Canmore on nearby trails. Your child will learn about our mountain environment through games, crafts, walks, and story-telling. Participants will also enjoy swimming and a session of indoor climbing at Elevation Place.

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Elevation Place Pre and post care available July 15 - 19 l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. l #8944 August 26 - 30 l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. l #9101 Weekly l $111 Member l $139 Non-member Daily l $27 Member l $33 Non-member Daily Pizza Lunch (Wednesday Only) $31 Member l $39 Non-member

Registration for Summer Day Camps begins Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 a.m.

Summer Day Camps Big Fun l 7 - 11 years We are happy to offer the convenience of daily registration for our full day Big Fun day camps (5 years and up). Please register in person at Elevation Place or by phone at 403.678.1537. There are limited number of spaces available so register early! Fee includes Wednesday pizza lunch, so you get a break! Please remember to still send a drink and snacks. Detailed program itineraries will be available one week prior to the camp start at www.canmore.ca.

Water World Sportacular Do you have energy to burn? This action-packed week will focus on a variety of sports, while promoting cooperation, teamwork, and fun! Previous and potential activities may include soccer, baseball, basketball and much more. Participants will also enjoy swimming and 3 sessions of indoor climbing at Elevation Place. Elevation Place Pre and post care available July 2 - 5* l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. l #8946 August 12 - 16 l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. l #9102 Weekly l $111 Member l $139 Non-member 4 Day Camp* l $89 Member l $111 Non-member Daily l $27 Member l $33 Non-member Daily Pizza Lunch (Wednesday Only) $31 Member l $39 Non-member

Take the plunge with this water camp! Daily activities will include games, pond studies, crafts, experiments, a session of indoor climbing and more. Your child will have the opportunity to swim at Elevation Place each day practicing their swimming skills and having fun. Please send your child’s swim suit and towel every day. Elevation Place Pre and post care available 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. July 8 - 12 July 29 - August 2 August 19 - 23

7 - 8 years #8922 #8924 #8939

9 - 11 years #8923 #8925 #8938

Weekly l $138 Member l $172 Non-member Daily l $36 Member l $44 Non-member Daily Pizza Lunch (Wednesday Only) $40 Member l $50 Non-member Daily Field Trip (Thursday Only) $44 Member l $56 Non-member

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All Stars

Stir, mix, melt and blend during this explosive week of hands on activities! Through science experiments, cooking and art, swimming and gymnastics participants will be invited to explore a world of possibilities. The only limit is your imagination! A session of indoor climbing with a science focus will also be part of this exciting mix!

This camp will help you to improve your sporting skills with a wild variety of traditional sports, along with some fun, new, wacky activities! Develop your skills and be ready to participate in a non-competitive environment that is all about fun. Participants will also enjoy some down time learning about nutrition and the value of playing sport in the pursuit of health and wellness. Previous and potential activities may include: frisbee games, golf and gymnastics. Swimming and 3 sessions of indoor climbing are guaranteed to keep kids entertained! Elevation Place Pre and post care available 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. July 15 - 19 August 12 - 16

7 - 8 years #8926 #8928

9 - 11 years #8927 #8929

Elevation Place Pre and post care available 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 7 - 8 years July 22 - 26 #8932

9 - 11 years #8933

Weekly l $138 Member l $172 Non-member Daily l $36 Member l $44 Non-member Daily Pizza Lunch (Wednesday Only) $40 Member l $50 Non-member Daily Field Trip (Thursday Only) $44 Member l $56 Non-member

Weekly l $138 Member l $172 Non-member

Creative Outlet

Daily l $36 Member l $44 Non-member

Plug into your creative outlet through a variety of activities including arts and crafts, cooking, experiments, music, drama, theater, dress up and role playing. In addition, there will also be swimming, a session of indoor climbing, gymnastics and outdoor activities.

Daily Pizza Lunch (Wednesday Only) $40 Member l $50 Non-member Daily Field Trip (Thursday Only) $44 Member l $56 Non-member

Elevation Place Pre and post care available

Keen to be Green This camp is designed to teach participants about spending time in the great outdoors exploring trails and nature. Daily activities will be based around sustainability and caring for the environment. Participants will also enjoy crafts, a session of indoor climbing, hiking, and swimming at Elevation Place. Elevation Place Pre and post care available 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. July 2 - 5

7 - 8 years #8930

9 - 11 years #8931

Weekly l $111 Member l $139 Non-member Daily l $36 Member l $44 Non-member Daily Pizza Lunch (Wednesday Only) $40 Member l $50 Non-member Daily Field Trip (Thursday Only) $44 Member l $56 Non-member

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. August 6 - 9

7 - 8 years #8934

9 - 11 years #8935

Weekly l $111 Member l $139 Non-member Daily l $36 Member l $44 Non-member Daily Pizza Lunch (Wednesday Only) $40 Member l $50 Non-member Daily Field Trip (Thursday Only) $44 Member l $56 Non-member

Me to We This camp is designed to engage kids with their community. Participants will be given the opportunity to learn about, and volunteer for, a variety of community projects. In addition to “paying it forward�, there will also be games, crafts, swimming, a session of indoor climbing and outdoor activities. Elevation Place Pre and post care available 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. August 26 - 30

7 - 8 years #8936

9 - 11 years #8937

Weekly l $138 Member l $172 Non-member Daily l $36 Member l $44 Non-member Daily Pizza Lunch (Wednesday Only) $40 Member l $50 Non-member Daily Field Trip (Thursday Only) $44 Member l $56 Non-member

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Big Fun Day Camp Programs Big Fun Day Camps

Earth Science Explorers l 12 - 14 Years

Summer Day Camps Youth Programs l 12+ years Meet at Elevation Place unless otherwise stated.

Outdoor Paintball l 12 - 14 Years Come play at this recreational paintball field near Bragg Creek with 80 acres divided into 14 different playing fields including the rock, the ravine, the town, the fortress! Your day includes admission, all equipment, play time and an “all you can eat” hot dog BBQ. Fee also includes supervision, instruction and transportation. We need a minimum of you and 9 of your friends to make this happen. Start spreading the word and register today!

This one day program will allow junior high aged children explore the geology of the Canmore area. Each participant will get their own log book, rock testing kit and will be spending the day outside hiking to Grassi Lakes (reasonable alternative if the weather conditions are poor). During our hike we will be doing experiments and activities. The participants will learn how the Rocky Mountains were formed, the various rock types, recording layers of rocks (stratigraphy), identifying fossils (paleontology) and observing the structure of an ancient fossilized coral reef. Meeting location: Grassi Lakes parking lot August 15 l 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. l #8954 $71 Member l $89 Non-member

July 16 l 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l #8949 $58 Member l $72 Non-member

Go Karting, Laser Tag & Mini Golf l 12 - 14 Years Start your engines. Your day includes unlimited use of go karts, mini golf, laser tag, and a pizza lunch. Fee also includes supervision, instruction, and transportation. Driver of a rookie kart must be at least 52” tall. We need a minimum of you and 9 of your friends to make this happen. Start spreading the word and register today! August 6 l 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l #8951 $49 Member l $61 Non-member

Go Youth Bow Valley l 12 - 14 Years Ropes Course l 12 - 14 Years By taking part in this exciting ropes course with the Pacific Centre for Leadership based out of Nakoda Lodge you will challenge yourself on a series of obstacles approximately 30 feet off the ground. Participants can choose what elements they wish to do under the supervision of staff technicians. Challenges include a zip line, Burma bridge, the beam and much more! We need a minimum of you and 7 of your friends to make this happen. Start spreading the word and register today! July 9 l 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. l #8953 $75 Member l $94 Non-member

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Go BIG this summer and get out with other youth who live in the valley! Including mountain biking, swimming, go karting, paintballing and ending with a surprise trip, this action packed week will be the ultimate quality time with your friends. Registration fee includes admissions, instruction, transportation and leadership by experienced staff. Registration is open to youth who reside in the Bow Valley. We need a minimum of you and 9 of your friends to make this happen. Start spreading the word and register today! Elevation Place July 22 - 26 l 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l #8952 August 19 - 23 l 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l #9121 $200 Member l $250 Non-member


Big Fun Day Camp Programs Summer Day Camps Specialty Camps Circus Camp l 8 - 12 Years

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Run away with the circus this summer! This camp will teach participants a variety of circus acts including mime, slapstick, magic, stilt walking, unicycle, juggling, tight wire and acrobatics. The program is designed to inspire youth, build self-esteem and confidence through the methodology and discipline of professional circus and theatre in a safe and cooperative environment. All equipment is provided. Just bring yourself and a desire to unleash your inner clown! Miner’s Union Hall, 738 -7th street Instructor: Green Fools Theatre Green Fools Theatre was established in 1991 in Calgary, Alberta, and is a not-for-profit, artist driven performance society. August 12 - 15 l 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. l #8967 August 26 - 29 l 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. l #9196 4 Day Week l $209 Member l $261 Non-member

Stop Motion Animation l 8 - 13 Years Unleash your inner Tim Burton at The Director’s Cut by creating your own Claymation and Lego Stop Motion film. You and your film crew will create and design sets, backgrounds and characters. Shoot your stop motion film in eye popping HD, edit in Final Cut X / I movie adding voice overs, sound effects, music and titles. Premiere your film at the Friday Popcorn and Red Carpet Film Festival for family and friends! All participants receive a chaptered DVD. Workshops are mentored by trained film makers. Elevation Place Instructor/Participant Ratio 1:8 Instructors: The Director’s Cut film makers July 15 - 19 l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #8963 July 22 - 26 l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #9122 August 12 - 16 l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #9123 $155 Member l $194 Non-member

Unleash your inner Spielberg at The Director’s Cut by creating a blockbuster short film. Work in small film crews to write, produce, act in and edit a blockbuster film under the guidance of a local film maker. Shoot your film in eye popping HD a nd use the latest Apple equipment including Imovie or FInal Cut X. Special FX opportunities will be available during filming. Premiere your film at the Friday Popcorn and Red Carpet Film Festival for family and friends! All participants receive a chaptered dvd. Workshops are mentored by trained film makers. Elevation Place Instructor/Participant Ratio 1:6 Instructors: The Director’s Cut film makers July 15 - 19 l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #8964 July 22 - 26 l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #9124 August 12 - 16 l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #9125 $155 Member l $194 Non-member

Beginner Mountain Biking Camp l 8 - 15 Years Join the qualified mountain biking instructors at Trail Sports for one of our most popular camps. This program will help kids improve their shifting, steering, braking, balance control and fitness. Become a confident off-road rider as you practice your newly acquired skills on the trails at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Participants must bring their own mountain bike, helmet, water bottle and nutritious snack. Canmore Nordic Centre Instructor/Participant Ratio 1:8 July 2 - 5* l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #8955 July 22 - 26 l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #8956 August 19 - 23 l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #9126 $107 Member l $133 Non-member *4 Day Week l $84 Member l $105 Non-member

Girls Mountain Biking Camp l 8 - 15 Years Join the qualified female mountain biking instructors at Trail Sports for a camp designed specifically for girls. Participants will improve their confidence riding on unpaved surfaces and put their newfound skills to use riding the Canmore Nordic Centre’s trails. Participants must bring their own mountain bike (in good condition), helmet, water bottle and nutritious snack. Canmore Nordic Centre Instructor/Participant Ratio 1:8 July 2 - 5 l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #8957 $84 Member l $105 Non-member

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Big Fun Day Camps

Big Fun Day Camp Programs Summer Day Camps Specialty Camps Intermediate Mountain Biking Camp l 8 - 15 Years Cyclists who are confident on unpaved surfaces can develop their single track skills by joining Trail Sports’ qualified instructors for a series of lessons and rides on the Canmore Nordic Centre’s single track trails. Participants must bring their own mountain bike (in good condition), helmet, water bottle and nutritious snack. Canmore Nordic Centre Instructor/Participant Ratio 1:8 July 8 - 12 l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #9127 July 22 - 26 l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #8958 $107 Member l $133 Non-member

Mountain Bike Adventure Camp l 10 - 15 Years Trail Sport’s qualified instructors will guide experienced single track riders in the development of skills at the Canmore Nordic Centre’s and nearby trails. Ride more advanced trails such as “Riders of the Rohan”, Highline, Reclaimer and at the Nordic Centre. One session will be spent at the Nordic Centre terrain park working on jumps and balance. Participants must bring their own mountain bike (in good condition), helmet, water bottle and nutritious snack. Canmore Nordic Centre Instructor/Participant Ratio 1:8

Skateboard Jam Our skateboard camps provide a safe environment that encourages friendship, laughter, personal growth, and of course skateboarding! Lesson components will include foot positioning and balance, pushing, stopping, turning, beginner ramp riding, and board control. More experienced skaters will learn 180 ollies, flat bar rail slides, grinds, and flip tricks. Skateboarding etiquette, safety, and equipment maintenance will also be covered. Participants must provide their own skateboard and helmet. Wrist guards, knee and elbow pads are highly recommended. Please bring a water bottle and a snack. Canmore Skateboard Park Instructor/Participant Ratio: 1:6 (6 - 9 years) and 1:8 (10 - 12 years) 6 - 9 Years: July 15, 17, 19 l 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. l #8978 6 - 9 Years: Aug. 12, 14, 16 l 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. l #8981 10 - 12 Years: July 22, 24, 26 l 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. l #8979 $40 Member l $50 Non-member

Registration for Summer Day Camps begins Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 a.m. Stones ‘N’ Bones l 9 - 11 Years

$107 Member l $133 Non-member

Learn the skills of a junior geologist. Spend a week exploring and learning about how local mountains were formed and all the information that can be found within the rocks. There will be experiments, games, plenty of outdoor excursions and a field trip to the Telus Spark Science Centre in Calgary. Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre 902B 7th Avenue, Civic Centre. Instructor / Participant Ratio 1:6

Orienteering Camp l 9 - 15 Years

July 22 - 26 l 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. l #8968 $124 Member l $155 Non-member

August 12 - 16 l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #8959

Enjoy the thrill of a treasure hunt while learning to use a map and compass to find your way. Orienteering is a sport for all ages, which combines map reading skills, route selection and fitness. Combining indoor and outdoor sessions, this camp will introduce participants to topographic maps and how to use a compass. Each day a short orienteering will be completed while accompanied by the instructor. Lead by a certified orienteering coach. Canmore Nordic Centre Instructor/Participant Ratio 1:8 July 15 - 19 l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #8960 August 6 - 9* l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #9128 $107 Member l $133 Non-member *4 Day Week l $84 Member l $105 Non-member

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Diggin’ Rocks l 6 - 8 Years Ideal for young rock and fossil fans! In this half day science camp, children will be given a basic introduction to rocks and fossils through fun activities and experiments. With these newly acquired skills they will be able to identify some of the geological features of the Canmore area. Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre 902B 7th Avenue, Civic Centre. Instructor / Participant Ratio 1:6 July 4 l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #8969 July 18 l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #8970 August 8 l 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. l #8971 $31 Member l $39 Non-member


Pioneers in the Park l 6 - 10 Years Learn the skills of the early settlers in Canmore. Back when Canmore started out as a coal mining town people lived a much different life than we live today. Come join us at the North West Mounted Police Barracks and enjoy an afternoon of making pioneer crafts, homemade ice cream and play plenty of fun games. North West Mounted Police Barracks, 609 Main Street Instructor / Participant Ratio 1:6 July 11 l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #8972 August 22 l 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. l #8973 $31 Member l $39 Non-member

Yoga for Girlz l 8 - 12 Years Tracey Delfs will be bringing her skills as a yoga instructor and a life coach to this camp designed specifically for girls. The focus of this fun-filled week will be on building selfconfidence, a positive body image and a stronger connection with self, others and nature. Each day will consist of yoga, meditation, a nature walk, life coaching and group discussion Elevation Place Instructor: Tracey Delfs Instructor/Participant Ratio: 1:12

ArtVENTURE l 6 - 10 Years Discover your artistic side in this colorful camp that challenges your imagination and creative side, while getting silly and having lots of fun! Your projects will use paint, clay, collage and other mediums to help you create masterpieces to take home. We will also explore local trails, create body sculptures and discover art movement. There will be an art show for parents at the end of the week. Elevation Place Instructor: Jola Muran Instructor/Participant Ratio: 1:12 August 26 - 30 l 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. l #8976 $151 Member l $189 Non-member

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Recreation Centre

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

Ha Ling Conference Room • • • • • • •

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

Lady MacDonald Community Hall •

Ideal for banquets, year-end parties, wedding receptions, large meetings and presentations • Capacity: 120 people seated; 240 people standing • Bar facility (with refrigerator, freezer, sink and ice machine) included with rental • Kitchen (available for additional charge) • Free wireless internet • TV/DVD/CD/Audio connector (for iPod, MP3) • Projector screen • Wall mirrors – ideal for dancers! • Whiteboard; flipchart; microphone; podium (upon request)

Peaks of Grassi Gymnasium •

Ideal for birthday parties, gymnastics, martial arts, fitness and wellness programs • 50’ x 60’ spring floor • Gymnastics equipment: balance beam, spring boards, trampolines, parallel bars, uneven bars, vault, rings • Assorted mats and soft play shapes • Spectator bleachers • To book a birthday party in the gym, please contact the Canmore Illusions Gymnastics Club: 403.678.4466 or canmoregymnastics@hotmail.com

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 •

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Step machines, treadmill, elliptical trainer, stationary bicycle Hoist multi station, squat rack, incline bench Pilates balls, wobble board, assorted mats Free weights Mirrored walls


2013 Spring Skate Schedule

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Effective April 8 to June 30, 2013

Public Skate Schedule Mondays: Public Skate l 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. (Except May 20) Co-Ed Shinny l 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (Except April 22) Tuesdays: Women’s Shinny l 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Public Skate l 10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Youth Co-Ed Shinny Fridays l April 12 and May 17 Co-Ed drop-in hockey for ages 11 - 17 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: Public Skate l 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Thursdays:

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

Co-Ed Shinny l 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Co-Ed Shinny:

Public Skate l 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Co-Ed drop-in hockey for 18+ years

Fridays:

Public Skate

Youth Shinny l 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Only April 12 and May 17) Saturdays: Public Skate l 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Only June 22 and 29) Sundays: Public Skate l 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (Only April 14, 21, 28 and June 23 and 30) Public Skate l 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. (Only May 5, 12, and 26) Public Skate l 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. (Only May 19 and June 2, 9, and 16)

Victoria Day l Monday, May 20 Co-Ed Shinny l 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Public Skate l 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Everyone welcome. Includes families, parents and tots, adult 40+, and seniors. 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 12 years of age and under, and are highly recommended for skaters of all ages. Preschool (5 years and under) Youth (6 - 17 years) Adult (18+ years) Senior (55+ years) Family (2 adults and 4 children) Includes GST

Free $3 $5.25 $3 $12

Spring public skate schedule subject to change. Check “Hot Topics” section at www.canmore.ca/newsand-publications.html for updates, or call the Recreation Centre front desk at 403.678.0808 ext. 1321.

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Public Library

Books for Babies

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

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

Knit One, Read Too! Bring your knitting or crochet projects and craft with us at the Canmore Public Library. This is not a class but a chance to share knowledge and find inspiration in seeing other yarn enthusiasts’ projects. Share tips, tricks, ideas, and books with your fellow yarn connoisseurs. No experience necessary. Library Magazine Reading Area April to May First Wednesday of the Month l 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. l No Charge

Friends of the Library Speaker Series Theme oriented presentations on topics of local interest will be offered once a month during the school year. Call the Library or check the website www.canmorelibrary.ab.ca for details. Library Program Room April to May Second Monday of the Month l 7:30 p.m. l By Donation

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

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This story time features songs, books and finger plays that will entertain and delight babies who are not yet walking. Registration not required. Library Program Room April to May Tuesdays l 2:00 p.m. l No Charge

Wiggle Time An active story time for walking babies up to the age of two, this program features songs, books, rhymes and active games. Registration not required. Library Program Room April to May Fridays l 10:00 a.m. l No Charge

Tales for Twos This program features songs, rhymes, books and fun – perfect for any two-year old. Registration not required. Library Program Room April to May Wednesdays l 10:00 a.m. l No Charge

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

Activities for 5 - 12 years Check out the Canmore Library website for more information on programs offered throughout the year for 5 - 12 year olds. Library Program Room Year Round Regular Library Hours l No Charge

Summer Reading Program Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to join us for reading fun all summer long with books, contests, crafts, games and more. Library Program Room July to August Daily l Regular Library Hours l No Charge


www.canmore.ca/parentlink Bow Valley Parent Link Banff: 101B Bear St. l 403.762.1116 Bow Valley Parent Link Canmore: 600 - 9 St. l 403.678.2529 Bow Valley Parent Link Exshaw: 27 Mount Allen Drive l 403.678.2529 Visit drop-ins or programs at any location. BVPL provides resources to parent/caregivers and children aged 0 - 6. This inter-municipal initiative between the Town of Canmore, Town of Banff and the MD of Bighorn offers programs and services in 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, the Triple P: Positive Parenting Program, developmental screening, relationship counselling, community information and referrals and much more. No fees.

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

Monthly ASQ Birthday Parties Please join us to help celebrate a monthly birthday party event. This event will include: a chance to fill out an age-appropriate Ages & Stages developmental questionnaire, a developmental discussion, and of course... CAKE! April birthdays: April 30 l 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. May birthdays: May 28 l 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. June birthdays: June 18 l 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. July birthdays: July 23 l 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. August birthdays: August 20 l 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Bow Valley Parent Link Centre - Canmore No Registration Required l No Charge

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

I Grow You Grow Are you a new parent with an infant 0 - 12 months? Join other new parents and learn about community resources, infant development, and various other topics. Each session will include group discussions, activities, local guest presenters, a healthy snack, and social time. To register call 403.678.2535 or sign up at Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore. Bow Valley Parent Link Centre - Canmore Registration Required l No Charge May 8, 15, 29 June 5, 12, and 19 Wednesdays l 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

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Bow Valley Parent Link


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

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

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

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

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Twins & Triplets Playgroup This exciting playgroup will allow you to connect with other families in your community with multiples! This group is open to pregnant parents of multiples and parent/caregivers of multiples up to 6 years of age. Registration is not required. Call 403.678.2535 for further information. No Registration Required l No Charge Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore April 15 l Monday l 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. May 13 l Monday l 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. June 10 l Monday l 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Out & About Playgroup Join other families in the Bow Valley that have children 0 - 6 with special needs. All families are welcome, with or without a diagnosis. This group is designed for you and your child to use the Bow Valley Parent Link space during a quieter time and to connect with other families in your community. Call 403.678.2535 for further information. No Registration Required l No Charge

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

Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore May 11 l Saturday l 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Making SENSE of the World: Sensory Learning Games The Sensory Learning program at Bow Valley Parent Link-Banff includes exciting and innovative games and activities for children and their parents to experience together! Led by a trained facilitator, this program promotes growth in cognitive, social, emotional and physical development by offering hands on activities and games using all 5 senses. Come join the fun! Don’t miss out as space is limited. To register call 403.762.1116 (Banff) or sign up at Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff. Registration Required l No Charge Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff 1 year olds l April 16 l 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 2 year olds l May 14 l 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 3 year olds l June 11 l 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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NEW! Triple-P Discussion Group Every parent encounters common parenting challenges. Why not attend a one-time brief discussion group with other parents experiencing a similar challenge? During this 2 hour session, parents will develop an understanding of the positive parenting principles, learn how to encourage children to gain the skills and competencies they need, as well as promote their health, development and wellbeing. At the end of the session, participants will take away strategies to manage this challenging behaviour at home. Free child care available. For further information or to register, email cdemontigny@canmore.ca or call 403.678.2535. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore Topic: Disobedience May 6 l Monday l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Registration Required l No Charge Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff Topic: Bed Time Routines June 6 l Thursday l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Registration Required l No Charge

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Parent Link

Bow Valley Parent Link


Bow Valley Parent Link Nighty Night, Sleep Tight l Part 1

Parent Link

Raising Great Kids Workshop Series Are you looking for some practical tools and ideas to help with parenting? Join other parents with children ages 0 - 6 for hands-on ideas, activities, and great discussions. All workshops are FREE of charge, and FREE child care is available.

How $ Works No matter what your income level, you can achieve financial security if you take the time to learn a few simple principles about how money works. This seminar is a general introduction to the fundamental concepts that can help you overcome obstacles to achieving your goals. Come find out how YOU CAN get out of debt, YOU CAN build savings, and YOU CAN get on the path to financial independence. Please sign up at any Bow Valley Parent Link, call 403.678.7149 or email mbrazier@canmore.ca to register. Led by: Christy Mackintosh Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore April 16 l Tuesday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Registration Required l Free Child Care l No Charge

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

Be Wildsmart: How to Live and Recreate Safely in Bear, Cougar, and Coyote Country Do you and your family know how to avoid encounters and what to do if a wild animal attacks? Coyote, cougar and bear conflicts with people are on the rise. Recently a 6 year old girl from Canmore was attacked by a cougar. Help your family learn how to be Wildsmart! This informative and interactive workshop is about enjoying nature safely with your family and includes learning about bear spray. Please sign up at any Bow Valley Parent Link, call 403.678.7149 or email mbrazier@canmore.ca to register. Led by: Kim Titchener Bow Valley WildSmart Community Program Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore April 24 l Wednesday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Registration Required l Free Child Care l No Charge

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Did you ever think you would be this sleep deprived after having your baby? Most parents don’t! Come to the Bow Valley Parent Link to learn more about sleep and your infant. Presenters will discuss sleep safety, how to manage your crying baby, daily routines and schedules, methods for helping your child sleep longer, and the pros and cons on different sleep training methods. This workshop is for parents with children under 12 months of age. Child care is not available, but babies are welcome at the workshop. Please contact mbrazier@canmore.ca if you would like anything else specifically discussed at this workshop. Led by: Christine DeMontigny and Anthea Messier Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore May 9 l Thursday l 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Registration Required l No Charge Babies welcome to attend.

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. There will be discussions about moving your toddler into a big bed, how to manage toddlers getting off their bed when it’s bedtime, what to do when you get night visitors, and the importance of consistency! This workshop is for parents with children 1 - 4 years of age. Free child care is available. Please contact mbrazier@canmore.ca if you would like anything else specifically discussed at this workshop. Led by: Christine DeMontigny and Anthea Messier Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore May 16 l Thursday l 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Registration Required l No Charge l Free child care


Bow Valley Parent Link RESP Information Session

Parent Link

“Mom, Dad can I borrow $60,000!?” It’s never too early to start planning for your child’s college or university education. This workshop will answer your questions about a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), including what is required to open an RESP, the difference between individual plans and family plans, the benefits of government grants, how to maximize our contributions, and how an RESP can help your savings grow. Please sign up at any Bow Valley Parent Link, call 403.678.7149 or email mbrazier@canmore.ca to register. Led by: Suzanne Archer, PFP Financial Advisor Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore May 29 l Wednesday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Registration Required l No Charge l Free child care

Making SENSE of the Outside World: Sensory Learning Games Spend quality time outside with your child and explore the world through the sense of smell, touch, taste, sight and sound. Encourage creativity and develop imagination through play! This program is for parents and children 1 - 4 years of age, babies welcome. Bring your rubber boots and rain gear, program runs rain or shine! Email cdemontigny@canmore.ca or call 403.678.2535 to sign up. Registration Required l No Charge Canmore l July 9 l Tuesday l 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Exshaw l July 16 l Tuesday l 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Canmore l August 6 l Tuesday l 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Banff l August 13 l Tuesday l 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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

Bow Valley Parent Link is gearing up for our 5th annual Parent Link in the Park Program. On selected Wednesday mornings over July and August in Canmore, Banff, and Exshaw you’ll find us outside sharing games, laughs, special guests and snacks. Come join in the fun! For families and children 0 - 6 years. Please see website www.canmore.ca/parenlink for further information.

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FCSS

Family and Community Support Services FCSS

Family and Community Support Services

Information • Classroom

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

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

Support • Rainbows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


FCSS Who Works at Canmore FCSS?

Settlement Services in the Bow Valley FCSS

Marcy Shein Program Assistant l 403.609.3743 • General inquiries, course registrations, Mayors Awards for Volunteer Excellence, Resource Directory Mavis Sautner l Program Coordinator l 403.678.7129 Seniors programs, community workshops, Volunteer Driver and Specialized Transportation Programs

Lauren Moore l Program Coordinator l 403.678.7127 • Mentoring, community courses, and volunteer support Jan Brychka l Family & Community Worker l 403.678.7131 • Classroom presentations, small group support, individual and family counselling Tara Gilchrist l FCSS Supervisor l 403.678.7130 • Partnership opportunities, Rainbows Divorce Support, Roots of Empathy, Bow Valley Interagency, individual counselling

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

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

REACH OUT AND GET CONNECTED Jeanie Godfry l Jeanie.godfrey@banff.ca Phone: 403.762.1248 or 403.762.1149 Anna-Lisa Christilaw l settlement.support@banff.ca Phone: 403.762.1149 Contact us to sign up to receive our e-letter of information on community programs and services, and stay informed about upcoming activities and workshops. Sessions you may be interested in: • Citizenship preparation

• Financial planning for the future

• Tax clinic

Wildlife safety and education

• Parent/Teacher interview orientation

Program Services include: • Individual and family client support • In-school settlement support • Information and referral to community services •

Ongoing support as you adjust to life in Canada

Learn about services that can help you and your family adjust to life in Canada. Meet new friends and make helpful connections. The program aims to support you with any needs you have. Funded by: Citizenship and Immigration Canada Delivered by: Town of Banff Community Support Services (FCSS), in partnership with the Town of Canmore Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) Locations: Banff Town Hall, 110 Bear Street, Banff Canmore Civic Centre, 902 - 7th Avenue, Canmore Other Bow Valley locations including Lake Louise & Kananaskis, on request.

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FCSS

FCSS

FCSS Spring/Summer Courses 2013

To register for FCSS courses, please call 403.609.3743 Home Alone Safely This program is designed for children aged 10 to 12 and their siblings aged eight and nine to provide the whole family with tips and tools to prepare themselves for their children spending time without parental supervision. Parents attend the first and last sessions. This helps the family know what the course is about, how it will be taught, who will be teaching and how to address concerns. Canmore Civic Centre Classroom Instructor: Jan Brychka, Town of Canmore, FCSS Session 1 - Family: April 14 l Sunday l 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Sessions 2 to 5 - Children Only: April 17 - May 8 l Wednesdays l 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Calling all Parents… Let’s Chat! FCSS and the Right from the Start team have partnered to deliver this unique opportunity for parents to participate in facilitated discussions. There will be three separate groups; parents of 6 - 10 year olds, 11 - 13 year olds and 14 - 18 year olds. Each group will discuss the same topic at a development level appropriate to the age of their children. Facilitators: Staff from FCSS and Right from the Start: Mental Health Capacity Building Project Friendship Challenges l March 20 Discussion will be focused on supporting your children with inevitable issues that come with friendship, cliques, and peer pressure. 1 Class l Wednesday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. l $5 Drinking l April 10 Whether you are dealing with these decisions for your children now, or planning for the future, discussion will be focused on attending parties where there is alcohol, what message do you want your child to have about alcohol, and interacting with parents who send different messages to their children about alcohol use. 1 Class l Wednesday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. l $5 Dating l April 24 Discussion will be focused on what dating means, at what age is your child ready, creating open communication, and recognizing if a relationship is unhealthy. 1 Class l Wednesday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. l $5

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Session 6 - Family: May 12 l Sunday l 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. $30 + GST Per Family

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. Civic Centre Council Chambers Instructor: Ian Wilson, CEO of Bow Valley Regional Housing May 16 1 Class l Thursday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. l No Charge

Understanding Youth Behaviour This seminar will focus on youth brain development so that parents, and other interested adults, can better understand youth decision-making processes. Learn how to support teens in managing risks, and strategies to help encourage smart choices. Decaf drinks and dessert will be provided – please come join us for an engaging discussion over dessert. Canmore Civic Centre Classroom Instructor: Peter Baylis, PhD RSW, Clinical Supervisor, Bow Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services May 22 1 Class l Wednesday l 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. l No Charge


FCSS This course is designed to prepare participants for competent performance when guarding the health and safety of children in their care. Participants must be 12 years of age to receive the Alberta Safety Council’s Babysitting Safety Certificate. Certification requires attendance at all classes. Please bring a doll and a cold lunch for both days. Prerequisite: Must be 12 years old. Participants must attend both sessions to attain their certificate. Canmore Civic Centre Classroom Instructor: Michelle Wulff June 1 - 2 2 Classes l Saturday & Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $40 + GST

FCSS

Babysitting Safety Course

Celebrate EARTH DAY Monday, April 22, 2013 Earth Day is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide. Environmental challenges abound as our daily actions pollute and degrade the fragile environment that humans and wildlife depend on to survive. Earth Day provides the opportunity for positive actions and results. What can you do to help the earth? Here are just a few suggestions: W Buy green power (the Town of Canmore buys 60% green power for our operations!) W Wash your clothes in cold water W Carpool or walk W Line dry your laundry W Turn off the tap W Avoid idling your car W Reduce your home heat by a degree or two W Recycle!

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

W Take shorter showers W Lower electricity waste by installing power bars W Find or organize an Earth Day celebration in town and join in! To learn more about how you can reduce your impact on the environment, visit www.earthday.ca

Call 403.678.7127 for an appointment time. The individual, one-hour sessions are free of charge.

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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.

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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 provincial government are all considered eligible. KidSportTM considers social and economic barriers facing the child’s family when determining eligibility. Grants are for children under the age of 18 years. What does a KidSportTM grant cover? KidSportTM Bow Valley provides financial support up to $500 per child per calendar year (January to December) towards sport registration fees. If the child needs equipment we will make a referral to our partner agency, The Brick Sport Central. What are the funding arrangements? KidSportTM issues funds directly to the sport organization or community association on behalf of the child. When is the deadline to apply? It is best to submit your application to KidSportTM as soon as you register your child in the sport program. Programs that are complete are not eligible for funding.

KidSport

We believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSportTM provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.

How to apply to KidSportTM: 1. Contact KidSportTM Bow Valley or KidSportTM Alberta to get an application form. Application forms are also available at www.kidsport.ab.ca or www.canmore.ca/recreation 2. Find a sport program your child would like to join and register him / her. 3. Complete the KidSportTM Bow Valley application form to request a grant towards registration fees. 4. Mail or fax the completed application to KidSportTM Bow Valley. 5. Application is reviewed by KidSportTM within 30 days. Cheques for approved applications are mailed to the sport club within two weeks of the review date. To check the status of your application, contact KidSportTM Bow Valley at 1.877.636.5328. *KidSportTM Bow Valley serves children and youth who both reside and are participating in a sport program in one of the following communities: Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, MD of Bighorn and Morley. *Note: If you are a resident of the Bow Valley participating in a sport program in another community, please apply to KidSportTM Alberta. KidSportTM Bow Valley - Contact Us: Box 40007, Canmore, Alberta T1W 3H9 Phone: 1.877.636.5328 Fax: 403.451.1738 Email: kidsportbv@gmail.com

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Sustainability

Accelerating Canmore Toward Sustainability

Total Solid Waste Landfilled vs Diverted

Population 30,000 25,000 20,000

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

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Total Tonnes of Waste Diverted

2006 0.84

2007 0.81

2008 0.78

2009 0.52

2010 0.48

2011 0.45

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 capita residential water consumption to 111 litres/person/day by 2035 (the average Canadian uses 343 litres of water/person/ day; the average Swede uses 200 litres/person/day). In 2011 the average Canmore resident consumed 122 litres of water per day.

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 2011, the average Canmore resident landfilled 0.45 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 of 51%. And as we move forward with Canmore’s new Beyond Curbside (blue recycling bins in every neighbourhood) recycling program in 2012, our diversion rate should climb even higher.

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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 The long term community goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 4.3 tonnes CO2e/person/year. In 2011, the average Canmore resident emitted 9 tonnes of CO2e/person/year.

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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! Sign our pesticide free pledge at www.canmore.ca •

Community GHG Emissions - Excluding Transportation 180,000

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

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

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

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

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

Community education and engagement There are three goals in the Community education and engagement section of the Environmental Sustainability Action Plan. The first is to develop formal community education and engagement programs and initiatives that support the attainment of the sustainability goals outlined in each of the other sections of the Plan. The second is to achieve awareness and active participation of the majority of the residential population in activities or initiatives that move the community towards sustainability. The third is to achieve awareness and active participation of the majority of local businesses and organizations in activities or initiatives that move the community towards sustainability. The Town of Canmore is developing plans to work on these goals in 2012 and 2013 and some community outreach and education during 2011. 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 continuing to participate in programs such as the Fair Trade Town program demonstrate our commitment to social sustainability. Many excellent tools, concepts and metrics are available to help people understand sustainability, identify actions and evaluate impacts. For more information on the Town of Canmore’s sustainability efforts visit www.canmore.ca and click on Municipal Sustainability or visit www.thenaturalstep.org/canada

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Community Recycling

Community Beyond Recycling Information

Curbside...

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

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

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


Community Clean Up

Take the “MY YARD IS

Pesticide Free”

pledge!

Volunteer your time and help “Keep Canmore Clean”. Volunteers are needed to help clean up on roadways, parks, and trail systems. Bring your family, friends, and co-workers to the Recreation Centre (1900 - 8th Avenue) once in spring and once in fall for this great community event. Visit www. canmore.ca or call 403.678.1500 for specific dates. Gloves, garbage bags, food, and prizes provided.

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

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

www.canmore.ca

To learn more about recycling call: 403.678.1580

Canmore Bottle Depot

or visit our offices at: Canmore Civic Centre, 902 7th Avenue Public Works, 100 Glacier Drive

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

or visit our web site at: www.canmore.ca/Municipal-Services/Recycling-and-WasteManagement/

To receive a refund on your enviro-deposit take your empties to: The Canmore Bottle Depot 103 Boulder Crescent Telephone: 403.678.5099 Business hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday

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Community Recycling


Community Information

General Community Information

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

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

Pets Canmore Mountain Market The Canmore Mountain Market, a summer tradition for over twenty years, is new and improved! The Market is located in the heart of downtown at the Canmore Civic Centre Plaza (902 - 7th Avenue). The market will run every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from June 7 to October 4, 2012 (tentative). This is a weekly summer event designed for the entire family. Rain or shine, this 19-week market showcases a variety of locally and regionally produced items. Currently the selection includes fresh fruits and vegetables, (with seasonal Alberta and B.C. options when available) elk meat, fresh poultry, baked goods and other food items. The Market also offers crafts and other locally produced items to choose from. Buskers may be on hand to entertain you to add to the atmosphere. The Mountain Market brings Canmore’s small town, neighbourhood character to the downtown area. The Market provides business opportunities for small entrepreneurs as well as drawing attention to businesses in the downtown core. The Civic Centre Plaza provides a stunning location for discovering Canmore; from breathtaking views to shopping to chance re-connections between old friends and opportunities to make new ones.

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.

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

Share the Space 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.

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


Frequently Asked Questions Q. I have just bought a home in Canmore. What do I need to do to set up a tax and utilities account with the Town? A. When you take possession your lawyer will register your name(s) on title with Alberta Land Titles. Based on the information received from Alberta Land Titles we update the Town of Canmore tax roll and utility (water, sewer, garbage) account (if applicable) twice a month to reflect current ownership additions and/or changes. You may also want to consider enrolling in the Town of Canmore pre-authorized payment plans for taxes and utilities. Visit www.canmore.ca/ Municipal-Services/Property-Tax/Payment-Options.html for details. Q. Where do I go to set up gas and electricity accounts on my new property? A. The Town of Canmore does not endorse any particular provider. Albertans can choose their electricity provider and rate plan. You have the option to choose between your regulated rate provider (see chart below) and power retailers. There are different electricity products, with different rates, terms and services, and some will suit Albertans’ needs and budgets better than others. In Alberta you have choices for electricity in your home or office. Under competitive retail service, you can choose to purchase your electricity and natural gas from a variety of retailers. You and the retailer of your choice may enter into a contract for the type and length of energy service you want. Retailers may offer long-term stable rate plans, “green” energy purchase plans or bundled plans for both electricity and natural gas. The regulated distribution company for your area will then deliver your energy to you. See below for options. Q. Where can I find more information on all the gas and electricity providers in Alberta? A. Alberta’s Utilities Consumer Advocate (UCA) provides this information at www.ucahelps.gov.ab.ca/ or by calling 310.4UCA (310.4822) toll-free anywhere in Alberta.

Town of Canmore Contact Numbers Planning & Engineering Fax Line

403.678.1534

Mayor / CAO

403.678.1550

Bow Valley Parent Link

403.678.2529

Bylaw Services / Animal Control

403.678.4244

Cemetery 403.678.1599 Community Celebrations / Arts & Culture 403.678.1878 Elevation Place

403.678.8920

Facility Rentals

403.678.7135

Family & Community Support Services

403.678.3743

Fire & Rescue

403.678.6199

Parks 403.678.1599 Planning & Development Building Permits

403.678.1543

Public Works

403.678.1580

Recreation Centre

403.678.0808 ext. 1321

Recreation Centre Schedules, Programs & Registration

403.678.1537

Recycling Programs

403.678.1580

Streets & Roads

403.678.1580

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

403.678.1540

Tax Inquiries

403.678.1506

Waste Collection

403.678.1580

Water Billing Inquiries

403.678.7134

Water Metering (EPCOR)

403.609.4781

Water & Sewer Troubles Calls 24 HR (EPCOR)

403.609.6400

Commodity

Regulated Provider Role

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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Community Information

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 Hwy overpass) Free to access, there are 2 mountain bike skills parks in Canmore designed for riders of all abilities with particular focus on young riders interested in developing their skills. Additional park riding is also available at the challenging Canmore Nordic Centre Skills Park. Please note that the parks are unsupervised and those who ride them do so at their own risk. Park riders should wear a helmet and additional protective gear.

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

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

up after your dog.

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

Playgrounds •

The Town of Canmore owns and operates 7 regional playgrounds (ages 18 months to 12 years) and 23 tot lots (ages 18 months to 5 years). Visit the Town of Canmore web site www.canmore.ca/ Recreation-Parks-and-Facilities/Playgrounds/ for the location of each playground.

The Town has 2 certified playground inspectors. Playgrounds are subject to weekly / biweekly inspections year round and an annual audit. Deficiencies are identified and repaired to ensure the safety of playground users.

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


Outdoor Recreation Facilities The Town of Canmore maintains a number of communityowned outdoor recreation facilities for your enjoyment. These facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They’re also available to book for an hourly rental fee if exclusive access is necessary by contacting: Facility Booking Coordinator, facility_bookings@canmore.ca or 403.678.7135.

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

Sport Fields: Open May 1 - September 30 from 7:00 a.m. - Sundown Canmore is home to 6 well-maintained sport fields for soccer, ultimate, football and rugby. • Canmore Recreation Centre Field • Centennial Park Field • Eagle Terrace Field • Elizabeth Rummel Field • Lion’s Park Field • Millennium Field

Town of Canmore Field Rain Line: 403.678.1537

Looking to Buy?

Ball Diamonds: Open April 15 - September 30 from 7:00 a.m. - Sundown • Elk Run • Millennium Park • Lion’s Park

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)

Tennis Courts: Open April 1 - October 30 from 7:00 a.m. - Sundown (7 days a week) Lions Park Tennis Courts – There are 3 regulation sized tennis courts including windscreens, notice board, washroom facility, benches and picnic tables. Located at Lion’s Park on 15th Street. Veterans Park Tennis Court – There is 1 regulation sized tennis court including a notice board, and benches. Located at Veteran’s Park at 8th Street and River Road.

Looking to Rent?

Outdoor Arena Pads: Open May 15 - September 30 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (7 days a week)

COMMUNITY LIVES HERE

Larch Arena Pad – Boarded rink with nets for basketball and ball hockey. Located at 1200 – 17th Street. For confirmed bookings, lights are available for night use until 10:00 p.m. Cougar Creek Arena Pad – Boarded rink with nets for basketball and ball hockey. Located on the corner of Elk Run Boulevard and Canyon Road. For confirmed bookings, lights are available for night use until 10:00 p.m.

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

Get on our list to buy or rent!

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Civic Centre

Photo by Pam Doyle

Phone l 403.678.1500 Fax l 403.678.1534 Address l 902 - 7th Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 3K1 Canmore Recreation Centre Phone l 403.678.0808 ext. 1321 Fax l 403.678.0753 Address l 1900 8th Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 1Y2

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Elevation Place Phone l 403.678.8920 Fax l 403.678.8934 Address l 700 Railway Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 1P4 Public Works Phone l 403.678.1580 Fax l 403.678.1586 Address l 100 Glacier Drive, Canmore, AB T1W 1K8

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Town of Canmore Community Guide Spring Summer 2013