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Out of School Care Preschool Program Children’s Programs ETC - Teen Centre Youth Programs Fitness Programs & Services

Summer Camps #1 for summer fun, see for yourself!


Adult Programs Whether you’re19 or 99, we’ve got programs to fit your lifestyle.


Aquatics If it’s happening in water, it’s here: length swimming, public swims, swim lessons, WaterFit, advanced aquatics and first aid. Make a splash today!

Mayor’s Message Welcome to the Summer 2011 edition of our Parks and Recreation Active Living Guide. Please use the guide to find out more about our high quality programs on offer this summer and new initiatives for healthy living. Please keep the guide handy, it covers the time period of June to September 2011.

“On behalf of Council I encourage you to explore and take advantage of our parks and our recreation facilities. As we head into Centennial 2012 there is much to celebrate here in the Township.”

2011 is off to a great start with our well-attended and popular 5k run, the Victoria Curling Classic, featuring Canada’s top curlers, and the completion of our comprehensive upgrade of Archie Browning Sports Centre. Did you know that the Sports Centre will celebrate its 50th birthday this June? On June 29th, 1961, Grace Patrick, widow of Lester Patrick, officially opened the centre. What is it they say about life starting at 50? We will be having a celebration this fall for this milestone so stay tuned for it! Both our top notch facilities and our wonderfully diverse parks provide the opportunities to pursue an active healthy lifestyle. Whether your interests take you indoors to our pool, fitness centre and skating/curling rink, or outdoors to Saxe Point, Gorge or McCaulay Park, we are blessed with an abundance of choice here in Esquimalt. Speaking of parks, you should know that the restoration of the Japanese Garden at Esquimalt Gorge Park (one of the oldest Japanese Gardens in North America) is continuing and I encourage everyone to visit the park and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The ornamental stream has been extended and two new bridges have been added. In addition, a traditional Japanese entrance gate has been added as well as a new sitting area to contemplate the tranquility of the garden. Improvements will be continuing in phases, subject to funding. Behind our great parks and recreation program is an innovative and dedicated staff. Creating engaging recreation programs, planning community events, and maintaining our beautiful parks are just some of the things staff members accomplish on a daily basis. On behalf of Council I encourage you to explore and take advantage of our parks and our recreation facilities. As we head into Centennial 2012 there is much to celebrate here in the Township. Yours truly,

Mayor Barb Desjardins.



Welcome to Esquimalt Parks & Recreation Services


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RECREATION FACILITIES Esquimalt Recreation Centre 527 Fraser St. V9A 6H6 Ph: 250.412.8500 Fax: 250.412.8529 Hours of Operation: 5:30am-10:30pm 7 days/week including statuatory holidays (youth only Fridays from 8:0010:30pm)

Archie Browning Sports Centre 1151 Esquimalt Rd. V9A 3N6 Ph: 250.412.8510 Fax: 250.412.8531 Hours of Operation: Subject to change based on facility bookings Monday-Friday: 9:00am-4:30pm Saturday-Sunday: 9:00am-3:00pm


Free with adult admission $124.80


Regional Recreation Pass 12 Recreation Centre, 1 Pass = Over $2000 Value**


*Current Student ID required. #Family living in the same household. Maxiumum of 2 adults and up to 3 children/youth. **Payment plan available. $25.00 non-refundable administrative fee required upon set up.

Experience the BEST deal in town with Esquimalt Recreation Passes!

Easy Ways to Register for GREAT Programs! 1. BY PHONE Call 250.412.8500 (Recreation Centre) or 250.412.8510 (Sports Centre) - please have your VISA, MastersCard or American Express ready to pay by phone.

Admission included to all facilities: swimming, skating, wellness centre, 2. IN PERSON drop in sports Drop by the Recreation or Sports Centre during hours of operation FREE Wellness Centre Orientation

Admission to over 40 Drop in Fitness Remember to register early to avoid disappointment! and WaterFit classes a week Minimum registration must be met 3 Monthly payment plan available for 6 working days prior to the start of promonth and 1 year passes, no additional grams. Help us, help you engage in charge great programs by registering early. Admission to Drop in Social Activities

Summertime Fun! 1 Month FREE! Splash Pass!

Access to Fun Factor Public Programming Updates Be sure to check www.esqui- Swims all summer long, less for new programs that than $5/week! Children Splash Pass $39 have been added between Youth Splash Pass $59 publications of our Active Living Guide. Schedule updates A Splash Pass is valid Monday-Friday 1:00-5:00pm for access to the Fun Factor are also available online. Publis Swims July 1-September 5, 2011.

That’s right! Receive a 1-month extension on your current Annual Esquimalt Recreation Pass when you refer a friend who signs up for an Esquimalt Annual or Annual Regional Pass for the first time!

Policies: Forgot or lost your pass? Please keep your pass safe. There is a $5 replacement fee for lost cards. | Pass cancellation fee is $29.76. There are no cancellations, transfers or refunds on one or three-month passes, or books of 10 or 25. | Withdrawls from programs are permitted up to 3 working days prior to the start of a program to receive a full refund or credit. | Attending Your Children - For the safety of your children, at no time may children under 7 be left in the building unattended (a responsible adult must be within 15 feet at all times). Please see childminding hours of operation on page 12. While in the aquatic facility, children under 7 must be within arms reach of a responsible adult at all times.

Special Events



Lion’s Easter Egg Hunt at Gorge Park Esquimalt Lions host their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Gorge park. Entertainment, food, crafts, face-painting, judging Easter bonnets and, of course, hunting for Easter eggs. Sun April 24 12pm – 3pm FREE Esquimalt Gorge Park


Youth Week 2011 May 1 – 8 Communities throughout the Capital Region celebrate the spirit of youth with special events showing off local youth talents, passions and contributions to our communities. Esquimalt’s weekly Youth Only Friday Nights will be bigger and better: inflatable’s in the pool, live music, food and much more. The entire facility is yours (13 – 18yrs) from 8pm – 11pm, $2.25 fee. To see a full listing of Youth Week events please go to www.


JULY-AUGUST Fun Factor Public Swims Run on water? Challenge a crocodile? Walk under a waterfall? Join us this summer Monday-Friday 1:00-5:00pm for our FUN FACTOR Public Swims to experience what you once thought was impossible.

Rivers Oceans Day Festival SEPTEMBER at Esquimalt Gorge Park Featuring the Gorge Waterway Discov- Esquimalt 5km Walk ery Centre: Bring your family and friends See page 24 for details. to see, touch, and feel the wonders of Saturday Sept 24 the ocean and it’s surrounding environ- 8:30am ment. This event includes educational Esquimalt Recreation Demo Day! activities, children’s crafts, touch tanks Stay Tuned for our upcoming Esquimalt and more. For more information please Recreation’s Demo Day! call Vicki Klyne at 250.412.8511. Mid-September Sunday June 5 Meet our staff and instructors, partici1pm – 3:30pm FREE pate in free demos, take advantage of Esquimalt Gorge Park discounts and coupons, and enter our

Buccaneer Days

Come and join the fun in this historic annual event; Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Fair, Craft & Garden Sale and the always fun Saturday night dance at the Archie Browning Sports Centre. June 10 - 12 Archie Browning Sports Centre and Bullen Park Buccaneer Days Seniors BBQ Come one come all! The annual tradition continues. Limited seating for this popular BBQ, so reserve yours early! 29660 Fri Jun 10 12:00PM-1:30PM $7 Esquimalt’s Archie Browning Sports Centre

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Summer Playgrounds Here’s Why you rate us #1 for Summer Fun! • • • • • • • • •

Excellent, energetic, and caring playground leaders Access to two fantastic centres, featuring: pool, gymnasium, arena and outdoor fields. Separate age groups to ensure quality programming for all kids! Beautiful parks to play at within walking distance Special Guest and theme days Children have great experience without breaking Mom and Dad’s bank! Daily crafts and games Target ratio of 1 staff to 10 children Extended hours of care available for your convenience.

Camp Staff

Our summer camp leaders are energetic, motivated and excited to be working here in the Esquimalt Community. They come to us as University students from the faculties of Education, PE and Recreation administration. Our summer Playground Leaders all have experience working with children and are required to have their First Aid, CPR, criminal record checks and child protection training. Before summer camps begin we put our leaders through an intense two week training period where they continue to develop skills in behaviour management, conflict resolution and program planning, just to name a few. Your children are in good hands with our summer playground leaders!

Extended Care Hours

(5-12yrs) For your convenience, we provide extended hours of care. Qualified instructors will supervise children in sports, crafts, and quiet activities. Please pack an extra snack. Program Runs Monday through Friday except on holidays. Mornings 7:00am – 9:00am $30.00/week Afternoons 3:00pm-5:00pm $30.00/week

For all Playground Programs

Children are to be dropped off and picked up at the rear entrance to the Esquimalt Recreation Centre. Please ensure your child has a sun hat, sunscreen, beach shoes, healthy lunch, bathing suit and towel, and plenty to

drink. For their safety, children are not permitted to leave the Recreation Centre at any time without supervision. Esquimalt Parks and Recreation reserves the right to adjust camp configurations.

Summer Youth Internship Program:

Leadership Development Through Youth Involvement. Are you between the ages of 15-18? Do you have an interest in recreation and working with children? Join Esquimalt parks and Recreation this summer and improve your leadership skills while gaining experience in our Summer Playgrounds Program. Successful (must meet pre-determined criteria) participants will receive a $250 honorarium. Applications can be picked up and returned to the Front Desk of the Recreation Centre (Pool), 527 Fraser St., Esquimalt BC, V9A 6H6. Attention: Vicki Klyne. Application Deadline: Friday, June 3rd.

How to Register for Camps:

You can register starting April 20th. In Person: Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser St. or Archie Browning Sports Centre, 1151 Esquimalt Rd. By Phone: 412-8500 or, 412-8510 No refunds are given unless a medical note is provided or there are extenuating circumstances. If your child has any medical or behavioural concerns that we should be aware of, please contact the Summer Supervisor in advance so we can ensure the best possible experience for your child. Emergency/Consent Forms must be filled out in advance of the first day of the playground programs, or a child cannot participate! This is vital information for the protection of your child!

Summer Camps At A Glance July 4-8

July 11-15 July 18-22 July 25-29

Aug 2-5 (4 days)

Kids Pro Soccer (4-9yrs)

Active Kids (4-8yrs)

Lil’ Tykes Summer Camps (4-6yrs)

Aug 8-12

7 Aug 15-19 Aug 22-26

Aug 29Sep 2

Active Kids (4-8yrs)

Lil’ Tykes Summer Camps (4-6yrs)

Lil’ Tykes Summer Camps (4-6yrs)

Lil’ Tykes Summer Camps (4-6yrs)

Pint Sized Picassos (4-6yrs)

Pint Sized Picassos (4-6yrs)

Kids Pro Soccer (4-9yrs)

Summer Playgrounds (5-12yrs) Summer En Francais (6-10yrs)

Summer En Francais (6-10yrs)

Summer En Francais (6-10yrs)

Summer En Francais (6-10yrs)

OSC Summer Camp (5-12yrs) Eco Quest (7-11yrs)

Wet and Wild (8-12yrs)

Spa and Wellness (10-14yrs) Weekend in Tofino Teen Camping Trip (13-17yrs) 1/2 Day Fitness (13-16yrs)

Wet and Wild (8-12yrs)

Acting Out (7-10yrs)

Wet and Wild (8-12yrs)

Enviro Camp @ Gorge Park (9-12yrs)

Byte Camp Clamation Movie (9-12yrs)

Enviro Camp @ Gorge Park (9-12yrs)

Skating Camp (10-14yrs)

Day Trippin’ (10-14yrs)

Skating Camp (10-14yrs)

Photo Camp (12-18yrs)

Spa and Wellness (10-14yrs)

1/2 Day Fitness (13-16yrs)

Peddle to Pender Youth Cycling Trip (13-17yrs)

Byte Camp 3D Animation (11-14yrs)

Acting Out Drama Camp! Two Week Alumni Camp (11-15yrs)

Fun Seekers (5-6yrs) Fun Seekers are introduced to the world of summer playgrounds. Summer fun includes swimming, arts & crafts, games, songs, story time and imaginative play. Consent forms must be filled out in advance. Children must have completed kindergarten to register. 33108 Mon-Fri Jul 4-8 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5 33109 Mon-Fri Jul 11-15 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5 33110 Mon-Fri Jul 18-22 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5 33111 Mon-Fri Jul 25-29 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5 33112 Tues-Fri Aug 02- 05 9:00AM-3:00PM $60/4 33113 Mon-Fri Aug08-12 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5 33114 Mon-Fri Aug 15-19 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5 33115 Mon-Fri Aug 22-26 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5

Enviro Camp @ Gorge Park (9-12yrs)

Playcamps ‘R’ Us (7-9 yrs) Playcamps is the place to be! Kids will have a wonderful summer enjoying arts and crafts, games, special theme days, swimming and special outings. Consent forms must be filled out in advance. 33117 Mon-Fri Jul 4-8 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5 33118 Mon-Fri Jul 11-15 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5 33119 Mon-Fri Jul 18-22 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5 33120 Mon-Fri Jul 25-29 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5 33121 Tues-Fri Aug02-05 9:00AM-3:00PM $60/4 33123 Mon-Fri Aug08-12 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5 33124 Mon-Fri Aug15-19 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5 33122 Mon-Fri Aug 22- 26 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5

Acting Out Alumni (6-12yrs)

Survivor Camp (8-12yrs)

Adventure Kids Camp (9-12 yrs) AKC is designed for older campers who like to have fun, hang out with their friends and explore. Kids will do this through games, outings, swimming, sports, crafts, and special theme days. Consent forms must be filled out in advance. Extended Care available. 33099 Mon-Fri Jul 4-8 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5 33100 Mon-Fri Jul 11-15 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5 33101 Mon-Fri Jul 18-22 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5 33105 Mon-Fri Jul 25-29 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5 33102 Tues-Fri Aug 02- 05 9:00AM-3:00PM $60/4 33103 Mon-Fri Aug 08-12 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5 33106 Mon-Fri Aug 15-19 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5 33104 Mon-Fri Aug 22- 26 9:00AM-3:00PM $75/5


SPECIALTY CAMPS Active Kids Camp (4 & 5yrs) Kids will enjoy this medley of sports, fitness and fun! Classes will introduce new skills and focus on developing a love of physical activity at an early age. Each class will include games, mini skills lessons and a series of high-energy activities. 33974 Mon-Fri Aug 02-Aug 05 9:30AM-11:30AM $56/4 33975 Mon-Fri Aug 22-Aug 26 9:30AM-11:30AM $70/5 L’Ecole Brodeur School

Active Kids Camp (5-8yrs) Kids will enjoy this medley of sports, fitness and fun! Classes will introduce new skills and focus on developing a love of physical activity at an early age. Each class will include games, mini skills lessons and a series of high-energy activities 33976 Mon-Fri Aug 02-Aug 05 1:00PM-4:00PM $84/4 33977 Mon-Fri Aug 22-Aug 26 1:00PM-4:00PM $105/5 L’Ecole Brodeur School Kids Pro Soccer (4 & 5yrs) The philosophy is to strengthen individual skills and self-confidence, while learning lessons about sportsmanship and fair play in a fun environment. Fee Includes a t-shirt. 33980 Mon-Fri Jul 18-Jul 22 11:30AM-12:30PM $40/5 33981 Mon-Fri Aug 29-Sep 02 11:30AM-12:30PM $40/5 Bullen Park

Kids Pro Soccer (6-9yrs) The philosophy is to strengthen individual skills and self-confidence, while learning lessons about sportsmanship and fair play in a fun environment. Fee Includes a t-shirt. 33982 Mon-Fri Jul 18-Jul 22 1:00PM-4:00PM $95/1 33983 Mon-Fri Aug 29-Sept 2 1:00PM-4:00PM $95/1 Bullen Park

1/2 Day Fitness Camp (13-16yrs) Strength training, nutrition and individual fitness for an active lifestyle. This camp will include a complete strength training program by the end of the week.

NEW Summer - En Francais!

(6-10yrs) Continue your French Immersion experience this summer. Participants will be involved in tons of activities in an outdoor setting but, also have the bennefit of access to the indoor facility: pool, gymnasium and arena. 33378 Mon-Fri Jul 04-Jul 08 9:00AM-3:00PM $140/5 33381 Mon-Fri Jul 25-Jul 29 9:00AM-3:00PM $140/5 33384 Mon-Fri Aug 15-Aug 19 9:00AM-3:00PM $140/5 33387 Mon-Fri Aug 29-Sep 2 Little Tykes Summer Camps (4-6yrs) 9:00AM-3:00PM $140/5 Little Tykes Summer Camp Adventure Bullen Park

is an introduction to summer camp for your little one. Indoor & Outdoor sports; Survivor Camp (8-12yrs) arts & crafts and swimming (staff:child Our camp survivors must form their own cooperative society, building a home ratio dependent). 33058 Mon-Fri Jul 11-Jul 15 base and compete in reward challenges. Lots of fun, with challenge envelopes, 9:00AM-12:00PM $90/5 33059 Mon-Fri Jul 18-Jul 22 cooperative team play, unique games 9:00AM-12:00PM $90/5 and crafts and outdoor skills. Final day 33060 Mon-Fri Aug 08-Aug 12 will be a surprise adventure out-trip for 9:00AM-12:00PM $90/5 the ultimate challenge and the ultimate 33061 Mon-Fri Aug 22-Aug 26 rewards. 9:00AM-12:00PM $90/5 Esquimalt Recreation Centre

Acting Out Drama Camp (6-14yrs) Join in the theatrical fun this summer! Actors will explore drama through improv, drama, games, skit making, script work and character development while preparing a play to present to family and friends!

33075 Mon-Fri Aug 29-Sep 02 9:00AM-3:00PM $180/5 Esquimalt Teen Centre (ETC)

Eco Quest (7-12yrs) Participants will be involved in activities connecting them to the natural environment. The program will consist of science experiments, co-operative games and plenty of outdoor adventure. This 6-12 years* exciting fun-filled camp experience will 33046 Mon -Fri Aug 22-Aug 26 provide campers with an opportunity 9:00AM-4:00PM $164/5 to explore local ecosystems and explore Esquimalts Archie Browning Sports Centre nature all the way down to a microscop7-10yrs: Alumni Camp* 33049 Mon-Fri Jul 18-Jul 22 ic level. Specialized equipment will be 9:00AM-4:00PM $164/5 used to make scientist out of all particiL’Ecole Brodeur School pants. 11-15yrs: Two Week Alumni Camp 33048 Mon-Fri Jul 11-Jul 22 9:00AM-4:00PM $290/10 L’Ecole Brodeur School *Extended Care available for 6-12yr & 7-10yr camps. Please see below for details.

Acting Out Extended Care For your convenience Acting Out provides extended care for the 6-12yr old and 8-12yr old camp. Extended Care not available for the two week, 11-14yr, Alumni Camp.

33125 Mon-Fri Jul 18-Jul 22 8:00AM-9:00AM $25/5 33126 Mon-Fri Jul 18-Jul 22 4:00PM-5:00PM $25/5 L’Ecole Brodeur School 33044 Mon-Fri Jul 04-Jul 08 33127 Mon-Fri Aug 22-Aug 26 1:00PM-4:00PM $125/5 8:00AM-9:00AM $25/5 33045 Tues-Fri Aug 02-Aug 05 33128 Mon-Fri Aug 22-Aug 26 1:00PM-4:00PM $100/4 4:00PM-5:00PM $25/5 Esquimalt Recreation Centre Esquimalts Archie Browning Sports Centre

33073 Mon-Fri Jul 04-Jul 08 9:00AM-4:00PM $175/5 Esquimalt’s Teen Centre (ETC)

Pint Sized Picassos! (4-6yrs) Have fun while using your creativity and special talents. This hands-on program will take your creativity to the max. Last year we created thunder and rain sticks, faux-marble cutting blocks, glowing lanterns, decorative potted plants and a moss and rock garden. Look forward to new and exciting crafts this year! 33063 Mon-Fri Jul 18-Jul 22 1:00PM-4:00PM $90/5 33064 Mon-Fri Aug 22-Aug 26 1:00PM-4:00PM $90/5 Esquimalt Recreation Centre

Wet & Wild Trekkers (8-12yrs) Wet & Wild Trekkers will have you doing plenty of activities in the water. You will swim everyday and participate in some great activities such as kayaking or canoeing and a trip to Witty’s Lagoon.

NEW Day Trippin’(10 – 14yrs)

Participants of Day Trippin will get to experience ultimate adventures through the Greater Victoria and South Island. Sign-up per day or for the whole week! Jul 11-Jul 15 Dragon Boating and Swimming

33082 Mon-Fri 9:00AM-3:00PM $175/5 33083 Mon-Fri Aug 08-Aug 12 9:00AM-3:00PM $175/5 33084 Mon-Fri Aug 22-Aug 26 9:00AM-3:00PM $175/5 Esquimalt Teen Centre (ETC)

Byte Camp - Claymation Movie Production (9-12yrs) ‘Make your own clay characters come to life, just like Wallace and Gromit! Participants build their own clay characters, sets and props; develop their own script; shoot their movie scenes; and learn to edit and add sounds and special effects to complete their project. Completed projects are posted online at and handed out on take-home USB sticks. Don’t worry parents, there will be plenty of time devoted to outdoor activities too!

33077 Mon Jul 25 9:00AM-4:00PM $60/1

Geocaching 33078 Tue Jul 26 9:00AM-4:00PM $65/1

Witty’s Lagoon 33079 Wed Jul 27 9:00AM-4:00PM $45/1

Hike & Bike

Byte Camp - 3D Animation (11-14yrs) Dreaming of a career with PIXAR? Ever wonder how those awesome 3D animated movies like Shrek, Madagascar and The Incredibles are made? Spend the week learning how by modeling, animating and telling your own stories in 3D. You’ll use wonderful (& free) 3D software to design characters that jump off the screen and then make them come alive by adding voices, soundtracks and completing your own animated short film. Final projects will be posted online and handed out on take home USB sticks to show off to friends and family.

33080 Thu Jul 28 9:00AM-4:00PM $45/1 33051 Mon-Fri Aug 15-Aug 19 Rock Climbing & Swimming 9:00AM-3:00PM $185/5 33081 Fri Jul 29 Esquimalt Recreation Centre 9:00AM-4:00PM $65/1

NEW Skating Camp (10-14yrs)

NEW Peddle to Pender: Youth

Cycling Trip (13 -17yrs) Discover Pender Island by bike! Our Youth Services Supervisor will lead this group on a three day, 2 night adventure. Bike onto the Pender Island Ferry, and explore the Island, camp and maybe fit in some frisbee golf and swimming! 33050 Mon-Fri Jul 25-Jul 29 33065 Mon-Fri Jul 18-Jul 22 Must be confident on your bike and 9:00AM-3:00PM $225/5 9:00AM-3:00PM $150/5 aware of rules of the road. Safety first! Esquimalt Recreation Centre 33066 Tue-Fri Aug 02-Aug 05 Supervisor will coordinate equipment. 9:00AM-3:00PM $120/4 NEW Enviro Camp (9-12yrs) 33230 Tues-Thurs Aug 09-Aug 11 Esquimalt’s Archie Browning Sports Centre Participants will get hands on 9:00AM-11:50PM $190/3 experience and a jump start to becom- Spa and Wellness Camp for Girls Weekend in Tofino - Teen Camping ing our next generation of sustainable (10-14 yrs) leaders. 3 of 5 days will be spent with Summer holidays are a great time to re- (12-16yrs) Instructors at the Gorge Waterway Edu- lax and rejuvenate. Our instructor and It will be a weekend to remember! Get out of town and in touch with nature. cation Centre. 2 of 5 days will be spent at guests will help participants to build Socialize with friends, bask in the sunthe Recreation Centre. self-confidence while also teaching the 33226 Mon-Fri Jul 18-Jul 22 shine, and learn how to survive in the importance of self-care. Enjoy spa treat9:00AM-3:00PM $195/5 wilderness. If needed, partial subsidies ments, yoga, nutrition guidance as well 33227 Tue-Fri Aug 02-Aug 05 available, please call Dan Pauls for inas other fun activities. Find your inner 9:00AM-3:00PM $170/4 formation. Cost includes transportation, 33228 Mon-Fri Aug 15-Aug 19 beauty and strength. Best of all, its GIRLS meals, accommodation & activities (in9:00AM-3:00PM $195/5 ONLY. cludes surf lessons). Supervisor will coEsquimalt’s Archie Browning Sports Centre 33067 Mon-Fri Jul 04-Jul 08 ordinate equipment. 9:00AM-3:00PM $150/5 Youth Whitewater Kayaking 33094 Fri - Mon Jul 15-Jul 18 $225/4 33068 Mon-Fri Aug 15-Aug 19 (11-14yrs) 9:00AM-3:00PM $150/5 Ride the wave and learn to paddle a Esquimalt Teen Centre (ETC) whitewater kayak in the mild summer NEW Youth Photography Camp waters of the Cowichan River. No pre(12 – 18yrs) vious experience required. Includes You’ve got a new camera, now what? transportation, equipment and certified How to use the settings; get a good instruction from the Victoria Youth Paddling Club. Bring a lunch and swimming profile for Facebook or Twitter; How to take good vacation pics; Fashion Phoattire. Limit of 5 participants. tography and Editing. Get this and more 33093 Wed-Fri Aug 31-Sep 02 with Anny Ruch, a grad of NY Institute of 9:00AM-4:00PM $150/3 Photography. 12 – 14yrs The focus of this fantastic camp will be skating with 1/2 hour lessons every day + one hour of a fun skate. You will also get to participate in other camp activities such as outdoor games, crafts and swimming.

33062 Mon-Fri Aug 08-Aug 12 9:00AM-12:00PM $130/5 15-18yrs 33232 Mon-Fri Aug 08-Aug 12 1:00PM-4:00PM $130/5 Esquimalt Recreation Centre



Out of School Care All Out of School Care Programs are licensed by the Vancouver Island Health Authority for School Aged Care. Children ages 5-12 (must be currently attending or completed kindergarten) are eligible to participate. The school year program is for students attending Macaulay Elementary School in Grades K-5. Everyone is welcome to attend Pro-D Days, Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer Programs. The OSC program is closed for all Statutory Holidays. OSC Licensed Summer Camps Come and join us for a summer adventure. Each week participants will be entering a new world exploring through a jungle, living under the sea or walking over the Hollywood Stars! Be ready to try new activities and travel around town in our two Licensed Summer Programs. Please provide a morning and afternoon snack, healthy lunch, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, running shoes and a backpack to carry it all!

OSC Licensed Summer Camps Ages 5-8 (Completing Grades K, 1, 2 in June 2011) 33265 Jul 4-8 7:00AM-6:00PM $157 / 5 33274 Jul 11-15 7:00AM-6:00PM $157 / 5 33275 Jul 18-22 7:00AM-6:00PM $157 / 5 33276 Jul 25-29 7:00AM-6:00PM $157 / 5 33277 Aug 2-5 7:00AM-6:00PM $125 / 4 33278 Aug 8-12 7:00AM-6:00PM $157 / 5 33279 Aug 15-19 7:00AM-6:00PM $157 / 5 33280 Aug 22-26 7:00AM-6:00PM $157 / 5 33281 Aug 29-Sep 2 7:00AM-6:00PM $157 / 5

Ages 8-12 (Completing Grades 3, 4, 5, 6 in June 2011) 33282 Jul 4-8 7:00AM-6:00PM $157 / 5 33283 Jul 11-15 7:00AM-6:00PM $157 /5 33284 Jul 18-22 7:00AM-6:00PM $157 /5 33285 Jul 25-29 7:00AM-6:00PM $157 /5 33286 Aug 2-5 7:00AM-6:00PM $125 /4 33287 Aug 8-12 7:00AM-6:00PM $157 /5 33288 Aug 15-19 7:00AM-6:00PM $157 /5 33289 Aug 22-26 7:00AM-6:00PM $157 /5 33290 Aug 29-Sep 2 7:00AM-6:00PM $157 /5

Children with Special Needs If your child requires extra support or qualifies for funding through Supported Child Development please call the OSC Supervisor at 250-412-8512 by May 13th 2011. Space is limited to two Support Staff per camp. Child Care Subsidy We accept families receiving Child Care Subsidy. Please contact Eileen Abbott at 250-412-8513 for more information.

OSC 2011-2012 School Year Programs Registration is now open for all 2011/2012 OSC Programs including Before and After School Care, Pro-D Days, Winter Break, and Spring Break Camps. Before School Care Staff will provide a safe and calm space for your child to start their day. Children are welcome to bring their own breakfast if they choose. Children have the opportunity to participate in crafts, gym games, board games, and creative play. Each group will walk to school for the start of the school day. Sept-June 6:30AM-8:50AM $100/month $70/Dec & Mar 33233 BC Grades K, 1, 2 33234 BC Grades 3, 4, 5

After School Care Staff will greet the children at Macaulay School at the conclusion of the school day for check-in and playground time. Each group will walk back to the Esquimalt Recreation Centre for the afternoon’s activities. A healthy afternoon snack is provided each day. Children will have opportunities to enjoy swimming, gym games, crafts, cooking, out trips to local parks and other special events. Sept-June 2:50PM-6:00PM $250 /month $180/Dec & Mar 33200 OSC Grades K, 1, 2 33201 OSC Grades 3, 4, 5

Facility Rentals & Parks


Esquimalt Sports Field & Parks Bullen Park - Bullen Field is a multi-purpose sports field that is large enough for organized sports such as softball, soccer and rugby. Brodeur Field - Shared with l’ecole Victor Brodeur, this field contains one softball diamond and a soccer pitch.


Esquimalt Parks and Recreation has a number of rooms, parks and sports fields for rent. Next time you are planning an event, let our staff help. Contact Francis Mathieson by email at or by phone at 250.412.8525 to book your event today.


Archie Browning Sports Centre The Archie Browning Sports Centre houses an arena, a six sheet curling rink, two lounge areas and a small meeting room. The arena is used for sporting activities including hockey, broomball, figure skating and speed skating. During dry floor season, the arena is capable of serving multiple functions such as lacrosse, trade shows and large spectator events. From September to March, the curling rink has 6 sheets available for rent. In dry floor season, the curling rink is suitable for a variety of activities and functions such as roller derby, conferences, merchant fairs and banquets/weddings. It may also be used to proctor exams that have a high attendance. The parking lot at the rear of the building is also available for rent. Consider this space if you are planning a motorcycle/car show or an outdoor market or fair. It may also be rented for use by film crews in search of extended parking for their production trucks. Esquimalt Recreation Centre The Recreation Centre is a multi purpose building that houses a fitness centre, gym, and pool. Our six-lane, 25 meter pool has the warmest water of any indoor swimming pool in the region. The Recreation Centre also has a number of rooms suitable for meetings and/or gatherings. To rent swimming pool space or make a group pool booking, please complete a booking form online or call the Aquatics Office at 250.412.8505. Additional rentals at the centre include an atrium suitable for smaller merchant fairs and showings, a commercial grade kitchen and a lacrosse box.

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Lampson Park – Lampson Park comes complete with two little league ball diamonds, a batting cage, concession and bleachers. Esquimalt Gorge Park - Recently restored, this beautiful park runs parallel to the Gorge Waterway. With scenic views, horticultural displays and spacious lawns and picnic areas, this park is a popular spot for weddings and outdoor celebrations.

Saxe Point – Located on a spectacular stretch of ocean front property, Saxe Point is an ideal space for weddings or small gatherings. For a complete listing of all of the parks located in the municipality, log on at


Preschool Programs

Creative Play School Year Programs

All programs held at Esquimalt Recreation Centre, unless listed otherwise.

All Creative Play Programs follow the school calendar. No classes on Stat Holidays, Winter or Spring Break.

Kindergym Drop-in Join us for an exciting morning of exploration with ride on toys, balls, hoops, slides, mats and a Bouncy Castle. Parent participation is required. Please call 250412-8500 after 7am to reserve your spot on the day of interest. Cost is $2.75 per child per session. Mon 10:30AM – 12:00PM Tue 10:30AM – 12:00PM Sat 10:00AM – 11:00AM Sat 11:00AM – 12:00PM No program on Statuatory Holidays. Childminding

Esquimalt Parks & Recreation is dedicated to providing quality childcare at a price you can afford. Only $3.25 for 1 1/2 hours of care and additional children are only $1.75 extra! A book of 10 passes is $30 for the first child, just $15 for the second + HST on all fees. Parents/caregivers are required to remain in the building when children are in childminding. Daytime Childminding Mon-Fri 8:50AM-1:00PM Evening Childminding (until June 29) Mon/Wed 5:00PM – 7:00PM No program on Statuatory Holidays.

Children must be toilet trained before the first day of classes and must be 3 years of age by December 31, 2011 in order to register for Creative Play Programs.

CREATIVE PLAY Creative Play (3-5 yrs) This program will focus on learning through play; activities include free play, process-oriented art, cooperative games, songs and stories. Your child will have the opportunity to explore, share ideas, and develop new friendships. 33522 M/W Sept *7 – June 25 9:00AM-11:30AM $80/mth 33524 Tu/Th Sep *8-June 26 9:00AM-11:30AM $80/mth Kinderstart (4-5 yrs) This program will focus on Kindergarten preparation. Children will learn through play, while developing fine & gross motor skills and social skills. This program is designed for children entering kindergarten the following year. Children must be 4 years of age by Dec 31, 2011. 33521 Tu/Th Sep *8-June 26 12:15PM-2:45PM $80/mth

SPORTS Sportball Soccer Parent & Tot (2-3yrs) Develop skills and learn new techniques focusing on soccer, and including other activities. Non-competitive programs promoting confidence, self esteem and teamwork for those kids looking for fun, not competition. Cool jersey included, parent participation required. 33169 Thu Jul 7-Aug 25 5:15PM-6:00PM $130/8 L’Ecole Brodeur School Little Kickers Soccer Our energetic instructor will introduce the fundamentals of soccer in a lively & friendly atmosphere. The focus of this program is skill development and fun. Parent & Tot (2-3.5 yrs) 33556 Wed Jul 6-Aug 10 3:00PM-3:45PM $30/6 Kinders (4-6 yrs) 33557 Wed Jul 6-Aug 10 4:00PM-4:45PM $30/6

En Francais! (4-5 yrs) Extend your Creative Play week with this terrific Friday class. Your child will be introduced to the French language through songs, stories, and rhymes. The class will include free play, art activities, and circle time - with a focus on fun! 33523 Fri Sep *9-June 22 9:00AM-11:30AM $40/mth SEPTEMBER *Creative Play Open House For children that are registered in any of the above, the first week of the program is a one hour open house with parents: Mon/Wed Class Sep 7 9:30am-10:30am Tue/Thu Class Sep 8 9:30am-10:30am Kinderstart Class Sep 8 12:30pm-1:30pm En Francais Class Sep 9 9:30am-10:30am

Active Tots & Preschoolers (2-4yrs) Kids will enjoy this medley of sports, fitness and fun! Classes will introduce new skills and focus on developing a love of physical activity at an early age. Each class will include games, mini skills lessons and a series of high-energy activities. 33571 Mon Jul 4-Aug 15 3:30PM-4:15PM $42/6 No class on Aug 1 Tae Kwon Do (4-6yrs) Kids will improve physical, mental and emotional skills through this martial art. Instructor Nels Silva is a world certified Master Instructor and world champion medalist. Kids can register for one or several months, depending on their schedules and interests. Please see Child section on page 13 for course dates and fees. Instructor: Nels Silva

Child Programs GENERAL INTERESTS Home Alone (10 yrs +) H.A.P.P.Y Program (Home Alone Program Preparing Youth) This program is designed to keep your child safe when they are not with an adult. The topics include: fire and emergency procedures, kitchen safety, meal prep, first aid and calling 911. Personal safety regarding calls, internet and strangers are also covered. 33465 Sun Jul 17 1:00PM-4:00PM $28/1 33466 Sun Aug 28 1:00PM-4:00PM $28/1 Instructor: Kathy Lee

SPORTS Sportball Soccer (4 - 7yrs) Develop skills and learn new techniques focusing on soccer and including other activities. Non-competitive programs promoting confidence, self esteem and teamwork for those kids looking for fun, not competition. Cool jersey included. 33171 Thu Jul 7-Aug 25 6:00PM-7:00PM $146/8 L’Ecole Brodeur School Active Kids (5-8 yrs) Kids will enjoy this medley of sports, fitness and fun! Classes will introduce new skills and focus on developing a love of physical activity at an early age. Each class will include games, mini skills lessons and a series of high-energy activities. 33574 Mon Jul 4-Aug 15 4:15PM-5:00PM $42/6 No class Aug 1

Tae Kwan Do (5-13yrs) Kids will improve physical, mental and emotional skills through this martial art. Instructor Nels Silva is a world certified Master Instructor and world champion medalist. Kids can register for one or several months, depending on their schedules and interests. Beginner/Intermediate 33442 Tue/Thu Jul 5 – 28 33443 Tue/Thu Aug 2 – 30 5:30PM – 6:15PM $56/mth or $200/4 mths

Tillman Briggs Mini Rugby (6-14 yrs) Kids will have a ton of fun during this high-energy program! Classes will include introductory rugby skills and strategies while focusing on teamwork, fitness and fun! Registration fee includes a t-shirt, mouth guard and snacks. 33597 Tue May 10 – Jun 14 6:00PM – 7:00PM $35/6

Intermediate/Advanced 33453 Tue/Thu Jul 5 – 28 33454 Tues/Thu Aug 2 – 30 6:30PM – 7:15PM $56/mth or $200/4 mths Family/Introduction 33459 Sat Jul 2 – 30 33460 Sat Aug 6 – 27 1:45PM – 2:15PM $35/mth Karate & Kobujutsu (9yrs+) Welcome to the Victoria Yuishinkai & Ryukyu Kobujutsu Club! We instil a positive attitude and outlook on life, while building self esteem, discipline and physical fitness. We provide instruction in empty hand skills and the use of a wooden staff. Our safe, healthy and effective martial arts training is for everyone aged 9 and up. Parents and children are welcomed to train together with us. Instruction is delivered by Dr. Paul Zehr, a professor of Kinesiology at UVic and Certified Exercise Physiologist and over 25 years of martial arts teaching experience.

Did you know.. The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit allows parents to claim

a maximum of $500 per year for eligible fees paid for each child who is under 16 at any time during the year. Eligibility is based on a number of definitions and criteria. In order to qualify, a program must be: • Ongoing (either a minimum of eight weeks duration with a miniBeginner and intermediate recommum of one session per week, or mended 6:30pm – 7:30pm. in the case of children’s camps, five Intermediate and advanced recomconsecutive days) mended 7:30pm – 8:30pm. • Supervised • Suitable for children 33581 Wed Jul 6-27 6:30PM-8:30PM • Substantially all of the activities must include a significant amount All classes: $40/mth or $140/4mths of physical activity that contributes L’Ecole Brodeur School to cardio-respiratory endurance plus one or more of: NOTE: After an initial period, students muscular strength, muscular must also join a provincial and national endurance, flexibility, or balance association which have separate once- (for camps - must be at least 50% per-year fees. Please refer to www. of the time devoted to physical for more information. activity). For further information on eligibilParty With Us! ity and calculation of tax credits, please refer to the Canada RevRelax and enjoy your child’s birthday while we take care of the enue Agency website at www.cra. details. Phone 250.412.8500 or visit for




Esquimalt Teen Centre (etc.) Youth Drop In Programs

535 Fraser Street The Blue House beside the Recreation Centre

Youth Only Friday Nights (11 -1 8yrs) Weekly @ Esquimalt Recreation Centre every Friday night from 8 -11pm the entire centre is for Youth ONLY! Full access to the fitness centre, pool and gymnasium. Youth Only Friday Nights is a Drug, Alcohol and Violence Free Zone! No In/Outs. $2.25 Youth Individual & Group Wellness Centre Orientations Are you between the ages of 13 & 15 and want to start working out in the Esquimalt Wellness Centre? Come by yourself, with your parent, or with a friend. PLEASE CALL 250 412 8500 to arrange your orientation.

Aquatics Opportunities

Did you know that you can earn high school graduation credits for completeing the following Lifesaving Society and Red Cross Programs? Visit us online esquimalt. ca/recreation to find out more!

become a lifeguard

Step 1: Bronze Medallion Step 2: Bronze Cross Step 3: Standard First Aid (includes CPR) Step 4: National Lifeguard Service Award (NLS) - must be at least 16 years

become a swim instructor:

REGIONAL Teen Weight Room Step 1: Assistant Water Safety InstrucOrientation tor (must be at least 15 years) This 2 hour orientation will provide Step 2: Water Safety Instructor you with an introduction to using Do you need community hours for the weight room in your recreation Teen Drop-In (13-18yrs) your graduation requirements? centre. Upon completion of this course, If you are between the ages of 13 and participants will be permitted access to 18 and like to hang out with friends, Did you know that funding opthe following weight rooms; Esquilisten to music, go on out-trips, play portunites are available for families sports, learn new crafts, eat pizza, watch malt Recreation Centre, City of Victoria in need to complete all courses to Recreation Centre, Saanich Recreation movies, munch on popcorn, play pool beome both a lifeguard and swim or video games and more…Then etc. is Centres, and West Shore Recreation instructor? Apply for an Advanced Centre. Participants will be given a the place for you! Aquatic Course Scholarship. Cost for Drop-in and most programs are credit towards the teen orientation program at Oak Bay Recreation Centre and FREE. Special Out-Trips may have fees Volunteer and Scholarhip Panorama Recreation Centre. Please and require parental permission. Applications are available from note: check rules, guidelines and rates Thursdays and Saturdays the Youth Staff, the Esquimalt Recof the weight room you plan on attend7:30pm – 10:30pm reation Centre Recception or online ing - specific centre rules may apply. at PLEASE CALL 250.412.8502 TO BOOK After School Drop-In* YOUR ORIENTATION. (Middle School Grades 6-8) Esquimalt Community Recreation is happy to provide students in grades 6-8 Rent the Teen Centre with supervised after-school drop-in at Great for Birthdays & Special Events. We provide the house, use of games, equipArchie’s Teen Centre. FREE for all youth, ment plus a supervisor. You supply the food, other party needs and adult superviactivities include crafts, baking, leader- sion. Contact 250.412.8523 to enquire or book. ship, pool, video games, and some help with homework. Youth are asked to sign in but, are free to come and go. Parents/ guardians will need to fill out information forms, to be kept on file and used in case of an emergency. Tuesdays 3pm-5pm Wednesdays 2:15pm – 5:00pm Thursdays 3pm -5pm * During School Year Only

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Youth Programs Canoe Kids (11-14yrs) Looking for a unique outdoor sport activity? Learn to paddle canoes & kayaks through the waters to confidence, friendships, and new places. No previous experience necessary. Includes equipment and certified coaching from the Victoria Youth Paddling Club. Based on the CanoeKids national curriculum.Small class sizes. 33173 Wed May 18-Jun 08 4:00PM-5:30PM $100/4 Girls Only Learn to Canoe & Kayak (11-14yrs) Join the Victoria Youth Paddling Clubs Girls Group for a memorable experience paddling through the waters to confidence, friendships and new places. No previous experience necessary. Includes equipment and certified coaching from the Victoria Youth Paddling Club. Based on CanoeKids national curriculum. Small class sizes. 33091 Sat May 28-Jun 18 1:00PM-2:30PM $100/4 Youth Outrigger & Dragon Boat (13-18yrs) With no prior experience necessary, join Victoria Youth Paddling Club as we prepare to take on other teams at the Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival (Gorge Fest) on August 7th. Training will include time in outrigger canoes as well as dragon boats. There will be an opportunity to try sprint and whitewater kayaks as well. Cost includes coaching, race entry fee, and a performance paddling shirt. Ages 13-18. Earn hours towards your grad portfolio. 33092 Thu Jun 2-Aug11 4:00PM-5:30PM $200/21 DANCEZONE Middle School Dance Parties Middle School Students, this party is just for you! Join our staff and Youth from all over the region for an evening of dancing, contests, refreshments and fun! Tickets will be sold at the Recreation Centre (Pool) front desk one week in advance. Please Note: Dress code in effect. There will be ZERO tolerance for alcohol, drugs or violence at these dances. Friday June 17 7:30 – 10:30 $5.00/1 Esquimalt Recreation Centre

Babysitters Training (11-14 yrs) If you are looking for some employment in child care, this course is for you. This Red Cross course prepares youth for the responsibilities of child care. Program content includes safety, discipline, children’s development stages, emergency procedures, first aid, babysitters responsibilities and protocol and favourite games. 32220 Sat June 11 9:00AM-4:00PM $43.00/1 Esquimalt Recreation Centre Pro Days Out Trip (11-14yrs) Get off the couch! Why stay at home when you could be hanging out with your friends at the recreation centre. The day will be jam-packed with activities for both guys and girls. 32225 Fri May 20 9:00AM-4:00PM $35/per Esquimalt Teen Centre (ETC) Interview with Confidence (1518yrs) This workshop will focus on interview skills and how to make those key first impressions. Examples will be drawn from Summer Camp Leader hiring process but, tips learned can be used for other fields of work. 32227 Fri May 20 1:00PM-4:00PM $20/1 Fencing for Beginners (12+) Learn this western martial art with high tech equipment. You will learn basic instruction foil and epee fencing. Participants will learn basic footwork, simple attack and defence, and will begin to develop skills including precision, coordination and strategy. All equipment is supplied. Check out for more information. 32148 Wed Apr 27-Jun 15 7:00PM-9:00PM $56/8 32155 Wed Jun 22-Aug 10 7:00PM-9:00PM $56/8 Esquimalt Recreation Centre Nan Sang - Victoria Fencing Club Nan Sang- Victoria Fencing Club

Advanced Fencing (12+) Continue on with the Victoria Fencing Club for additional training time and sparring practice, using electronic scoring equipment. Participants must have previously completed the beginner program. Check out for more information. 32149 Wed Apr 27-Jun 15 7:00PM-10:00PM $56/8 32156 Wed Jun 22-Aug 10 7:00PM-10:00PM $56/8 Esquimalt Recreation Centre Nan Sang - Victoria Fencing Club Nan Sang- Victoria Fencing Club Stop Motion Animation Half Day Camp (9-11yrs) Draw, cut and mold your own characters and take digital pictures of them moving on their own. We’ll look at a variety of stop-motion animation techniques like Pixelation, Cel Animation, Claymation and even try out some special effects. Your completed work will go on the Internet for the whole world to see! www. 32336 Sat Jun 04 9:00AM-12:00PM $35/1 Esquimalt Recreation Centre Flash Computer Animation Half Day Camp (11-14yrs) Learn how to make things move on a computer screen! Bring you imagination and we’ll supply the rest including cool laptops to work on software you can download yourself. Your completed work will go on the internet for the whole world to see! 32338 Sat June 4 1:00PM-4:00PM $35/1 Esquimalt Recreation Centre Youth Weights & Conditioning (13-15yrs) Are you itching to get started with resistance & strength training? Our Personal Trainers will show you safe, effective and fun exercises that will make you strong and fit. Parental consent is required for this course. 33434 Thu Jun 09-Jul 14 3 : 4 5 P M 4:45PM $46.00/6 33435 Sat Jul 23-Aug 27 11:00AM12:00PM $46.00/6 Esquimalt Recreation Centre

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become a lifeguard or swim instructor

with private swim lessons. Just $19.75/30 minute session. Call 250.412.8533 to book.



Adult Programs


Golf at Gorge Vale (co-ed) Learn the basics of golf or refresh your skills! Lessons will cover the fundamentals of the full golf swing, short game, purchasing of equipment, rules and etiquette. Equipment (clubs) are supplied if needed. Lessons are taught in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere by certified CPGA professionals. 33501 Mon May 30-Jun 27 33500 Mon Jul 11-Aug 8 5:30-6:30pm $112 / 5 Gorge Vale Golf Club Instructed by Gorge Vale Pro Aaron Grice


Photography for Beginners Weekend Workshop Lead by Anny Ruch, graduate of the New York Institute of Photography, this exciting weekend workshop covers the basics of photography, and is suited for the digital camera user. Learn about camera settings, placement of people and objects, lighting techniques, and other important tips for creating successful photos. Practical component at Saxe Point Park included. Each participant must bring a digital camera to this workshop. 33485 Sat May 28 & Jun 04 9:00am-12:00pm $75/2 Instructor Anny Ruch Photography - Intermediate Weekend Workshop This workshop will explore beyond the basics of photography, including how to get a good exposure, choose the right lens, lighting techniques and other tips for the intermediate digital camera user. The second class will include ‘field work’ in Saxe Point Park to give participants a chance to practice their new skills and receive individual feedback from the instructor. This workshop will be lead by Anny Ruch, graduate of the New York Institute of Photography. 33487 Sat Jun 11 & Jun 18 9:00AM-12:00PM $75/2 Instructor Anny Ruch Watercolour Studio Our watercolour studio is an ongoing ‘studio time’ class for those with some watercolour experience. Students work on their own projects with help from our facilitator. Mini lessons explore new techniques through demonstrations and hands-on exploration. 33324 Mon Jun 06-Jun 27 33322 Mon Jul 04-Jul 25 33323 Mon Aug 08-Aug 29 1:30PM-3:30pm $28 / 4


Gluten Free Recipes - Tasty & Fun! Join Chef Sonja and discover some savoury and sweet recipes created without gluten. Recipes include tofu & vegetable stew with chickpea gravy, millet patties, almond spice muffins and coconut macaroons! This Class is fun and social, with a sumptuous feast at the end! Bring your appetite and containers incase of left overs! 33361 Mon Jun 06 6:30-9:00pm $46 per person L’Ecole Brodeur School Instructor Sonja Limberger

Fencing - Beginners (12+) Learn the basic techniques of this western martial art including simple attacks, defence moves and basic footwork. Instruction foil and epee fencing will be covered. Participants will begin to develop precision, coordination and strategy while getting an excellent workout! All equipment will be supplied. Classes are lead by the Victoria Fencing Club. Check out for more information. 33546 Wed June 22-Aug 10 7:00-9:00pm $50 / 8 Instructed by the Victoria Fencing Club

Tofu & Tempeh Extravaganza! Chef Sonja will show you some delicious ways to prepare tofu and tempeh. This class is for both the novice and the experienced cook. Recipes include a tempeh & quinoa casserole, smoked tofu enchiladas and silken tofu un-cheesecake bars. Bring your appetite; here will be plenty of food to enjoy at the end of the class! 33503 Tues Jun 21 6:30-9:00pm $46 per person L’Ecole Brodeur School Instructor Sonja Limberger

Fencing - Intermediate (12+) Learn beyond the basics with this continuing fencing program. Electronic scoring equipment will be used while participants improve skills and stamina while learning new techniques. Participants must have completed the beginner’s course. Classes are lead by the Victoria Fencing Club. Visit victoriafencing. ca for more information. 33550 Wed June 22-Aug 10 7:00-10:00pm $50 / 8 Instructed by the Victoria Fencing Club


Line Dancing - Beginners Be sure to check out: Learn dances in a fun and supportive en Gentle Yoga and more vironment full of fun. Come and dance great Active Living Programs to your old favourites! This is a great way to exercise too! in the Fitness section: pages Drawing Studio 33404 Mon May 09-Jun 20 21-24! Students work with a wide variety of 7:30-9:00pm $59 / 6 materials in both colour and black and L’Ecole Brodeur School white. This ongoing “studio time” is lead Instructor Carole Mason Drop In Sports by a facilitator and includes mini lessons, Line Dancing Beginners Plus NEW this summer: demonstrations and new techniques. 33406 Mon Jul 11-Aug 22 32211 Thu June 2-30 $35/5 Ultimate! See page 18 for Drop 7:30-9:00PM $79 / 8 33351 Thu Jul 7-28 $28 / 4 In Sports Schedule Esquimalt Recreation Centre 33352 Thu Aug 04-25$28 / 4 Instructor Carole Mason 1:00-3:00pm Instructor Alain Costaz

Active Living

Boating Certification Course Did you know all boaters in Canada must have a Pleasure Craft Operators Card? This course provides all the necessary information needed for this Card and includes the necessary test. An additional fee for the manual and exam is payable to the instructor at the first class. Bring your photo ID to assist with the Card application process. 33385 Sat-Sun Jun 04-Jun 05 9:00am-1:00pm $60 Esquimalt Recreation Centre Instructed by Heads Up Navigation

family members are invited to pre-register and participate. For those wanting to Geocach throughout the summer, you can pre-register for all three Saturday afternoon Geocach sessions for a discount. 33995 Fri Jun 10 6-8:30pm & Sat Jun 11 1-4pm 33996 Fri Jul 8 6:00-8:30pm & Sat Jul 9th 1-4pm 33997 Fri Aug 12 6-8:30pm & Sat Aug 13 1-4pm Fri workshop plus Sat Geocach $40/adult, $60/couple, $75/fam. max 5 Fri workshop plus 2 Geocaches $60/adult, $80/couple, $95/fam. max 5 Fri workshop plus 3 Geochaches $70/adult, $90/couple, $100/fam. max 5 Esquimalt Recreation Centre and Esquimalt Parks Instructed by Landsharkz & Associates

Capoeira Keep active and fit with this exciting Martial Art! Capoeira is developed from Afro-Brazilian traditions and can be described as a game between two people played in dance form. Learn balance, coordination, rhythm and self defence Hoop Dancing Hoop dancing is fun and energizing! techniques with Capoeira. Join us for this 6-part series and learn 33588Tue 7:00-8:30pm& Thurs hula hoop dancing from the basic ele7:40-9:10pm June ments through to dance sequences 33589 Tue 7:00-8:30pm& Thurs 7:40-9:10pm July that can become more complicated as 33590 Tue 7:00-8:30pm& Thurs you progress. Beyond the excitement 7:40-9:10pm Aug of hoop dancing is the total cardio and $75/month & $15 drop-in core workout you’ll experience – did you Instructor Silvan Harberger know that 1 hour of hoop dancing burns 600 calories? No kidding! Hoop dancGeocaching Learn about Geocaching in a classroom ing is easy to learn, fun for all ages, and setting on Friday evening and use your a great way to express your own style of new skills in a real Geocach situation on movement and dance. Saturday afternoon! The Friday evening 33893 Thurs May 12-Jun 16 portion takes you through the steps 6:30-7:30pm

33894 Thurs July 14-Aug 18 5:45-6:45pm $45/6


Laughter Yoga This exciting stream of yoga combines yoga’s breathing techniques and asanas with the healing power of laughter. Laughter yoga feels great, fights disease, improves circulation, conquers stress and increases oxygen to the brain and body helping with productivity and energy! Drop-in is available. 33757 Wed July 6 – Aug 31 7:00-8:00pm $5/class 33758 Sat July 9 – Aug 27 10:00-11:00am $5/class Instructor Matti Antilla Walking for Fitness Clinic Walkers of all fitness levels and ages will enjoy this clinic. Learn from clinic leaders, guest presenters and from each other. Topics include: injury prevention, eating for health, finding suitable footwear/gear and setting goals for success. Sessions will progress from easy to more difficult walking workouts. Each session includes stretching, warm-ups and cooldowns. Participants track their process through record keeping. Registration is for the season, and participants are not required to attend all classes. Everyone registered for this Clinic will receive a 50% discount on our September 24th Esquimalt 5km Fun & Fit Walk. 33896 May 25-end of Aug Wed 6:00-7:00pm $25/season

involved in Geocaching, provides tips on finding caches and shows you important websites to connect you with the Geocaching community. The Friday evening portion is meant for adults-only. On Saturday our instructors will lead you through a real Geocach experience! All

Community Events Funding Esquimalt Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer their funding program for community special events occurring within the municipality. The purpose of this funding is to enhance community special event opportunities for Esquimalt residents. Groups are invited to apply, for requests up to a maximum of $750. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and priority will be given to events that address the following criteria:

Deadline for application:

• Events that benefit and are open to all Esquimalt residents and occur in the

For more information please phone the Community Recreation Coordinator at 250.412.8507.

Municipality of Esquimalt. • Events that are targeted for children and families. • Events that offer FREE or lo cost ( $2.00 adult admission) access to participants. • Events that are not for the purpose of charitable fundraising • The Event has not received any other municipal funding

October 1, 2011

Funds must be spent by: January 31, 2012

For application forms please see

18 Health Acupuncture Clinic for Chronic Pain Relief This 8-session acupuncture clinic is designed for those wishing to reduce their pain. Clinics are located in a comfortable setting with registered Acupuncturist Alexandra Zawisza of LifeMark Health. All participants will participate in a 90 minute individual consultation with Alexandra before the beginning of the 8-session clinic. Alexandra will taylor each clinic treatment to the individual needs of each participant and will adapt each session to suit their progress. This exciting new program is being offered to give people more choices, flexibility and affordability when addressing their health needs. Most of the course fees can be reimbursed through MSP. 33492 Tue & Thu Jun 21-Aug 14 9:15-11:45am 8/$189(plus a $59 pre-session consult) Practitoner Alexandra Zawisza Blood Pressure Drop-in Clinic Drop-in for a quick check of your blood pressure from our experienced and friendly technician. This is a free service provided in the comfortable atmosphere of our Senior’s lounge on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. 33320 Tue Jul 12-Aug 23 1:00-3:00pm Free Minds in Motion This specialized class is a fitness class and social program all wrapped into one! Classes are designed for people experiencing the early stages of memory loss due to Alzheimer’s Disease or a related condition. Participants can attend with a friend, family member, caregiver, or on their own. Each class includes an exercise component and social time with games and light refreshments. Join us for a relaxed and comfortable program in a supportive environment. Participants can start at any time, and will be charged at a pro-rated amount. 32343 Wed May 11-Jun 22 33488 Wed Jul 13-Aug 24 1:30-3:00pm $46 / 7 Instructed by Jennifer Teryn of the Alzheimer’s Society of BC

Chronic Pain Self Management This new program combines presentations and classroom discussions with an exercise component in the pool! Pool exercises will take theory into practice with gentle movement designed specifically for participants experiencing Chronic Pain! Presentations will include information about acute and chronic pain, tips for improving sleep, options for medication and other related topics. Presentations will be lead by instructors from the UVic Centre on Aging. 33495 Mon & Wed May 9-Jun 20 Classroom: 9:30-10:45am Pool: 11:05-11:55am 12/$24 Lead by the UVic Centre on Aging in conjunction with Esquimalt Rec Aquatic Staff Osteoarthritis – Taking Charge! Early Intervention for Osteoarthritis Offered in partnership with the Arthritis Society and developed for people who are experiencing early signs and symptoms of Osteoarthritis. Early intervention is the key to managing Osteoarthritis and can mean less joint damage and pain in the long run. Important aspects of early intervention such as proper exercise, correct posture, joint protection, nutrition, weight management, medications, supplements and complementary pain and stress management techniques are covered. A physiotherapist, occupational therapist and a nurse will all be involved in leading relevant portions of this program. The course fee includes the cost of a manual. 33595 Thu May 26-Jun16 6:00-8:00pm $40 Instructed by Cari Taylor of the Arthritis Society


Utilmate Frizbee We’re offering Drop-in Ultimate Frizbee Saturdays at 3pm! We’d like to get two games going, one for 18 yrs+ and another for families with younger kids. Bring your friends & family and give this sport a try – all levels of abilities are welcome! Pay a drop-in fee each week or register for the season for $45 ($95 for families) Beginner’s Clinic: May 14th 3:30-4:30pm Tournament (all levels): Mid-Aug Call 205.412.8532 for details & to register

Drop-in Sports

Join us for floor hockey, pickleball, indoor soccer, basketball and volleyball when it suits your schedule! Floor Hockey Mondays 8:15-10:15pm Pickleball Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 1:15-3:15pm Indoor Soccer Tuesdays 8:45-10:00pm Basketball Thursdays 8:30PM-10:00pm Volleyball Thursdays 6:45-8:15pm Sundays 7:45-9:15pm

Understanding Arthritis Participants will learn about the different types of arthritis while gaining an under- Ultimate Frisbee standing of various self management Starts May 7th, Saturdays 3:30-5:00pm techniques (pain management, medica- Call 250.412.8500 after 7am on tions, exercise and complementary ther- day of program to reserve your apies, etc). The presenter will provide spot. information about resources, programs and services available within Greater Victoria. Everyone is welcome. This pre- We’re on... sentation is provided by the Arthritis SoSelf Care Strategies for Caregivers ciety. Pre-registration is required. See course description on page 20. 33484 Wed Jun 22 33491 Mon Jun 13 6:00-8:00pm Free 10:00-11:30am Free Instructed by Christin Hillary of the Al- Instructed by Cari Taylor of the Arthritis Links at Society zheimer’s Society of BC

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Weekly Drop In Activities

Most weekly programs take a break at some point during the summer. Please call ahead at 250.412.8500 if you are unsure if a program is running or not. Coffee and tea is often made and served by regular group members for a donation of $0.50. New members are always welcome. All programs are full of friendly people and take place in a supportive atmosphere. For more details about a specific group call 250.412.8500 or visit our website at $2 drop in or FREE with Esquimalt Recreation of Regional Pass unless otherwise noted. MONDAYS Duplicate Bridge Conversation Cafe Drop-In Bridge 2nd & 4th Mon of each Mon12:30-3:00pm (with a lesson) Mon 2:00-4:00pm month 10:00-11:30am All levels welcome and new Each session begins with a Discuss meaningful topics in members welcome! a supportive environment. 30-minute interactive lesson. Keep your conversation skills sharp! FREE (May 23 re-scheduled to May 30 due to statuatory holiday) TUESDAYS Mexican Train Dominoes Tues 12:30-2:30pm

Rumoli Tues 1:00-3:00pm

Fun and social!

Join us for this fun activity!

WEDNESDAYS Creative Crafters Wed 9:00-11:30am

Weekly BYOB Luncheon & Monthly Catered Social Luncheon & Social Wed 12:00-1:00pm Wed 12:00-1:00pm

A wide variety of Items are created and sold at the Rec- Bring your lunch and social- 33330 June 15 reation Centre and at special ize with other seniors. Coffee 33331 July 13 events, raising funds for se- and tea provided. FREE 33332 Aug 17 nior’s programming. FREE Meet new friends and enjoy soup, sandwich and dessert. Each luncheon includes either a guest presenter, music or entertainment. $6.50 per person

Knit & Crochet Wed 1:15-3:15pm A wide variety of Items are created and sold at the Recreation Centre and at special events, raising funds for senior’s programming. FREE Chess Wed 1:30-4:00pm Join others with an interest in this activity!

THURSDAYS Writer’s Group Thu 10:00am-12:00pm

Drop-in Bridge Thu 12:30-3:30pm

Euchre Thu 1:00-3:00pm

Spend time with other writ- All levels welcome and new Enjoy this fun card game! All ers and work on an individ- members welcome! levels. ual or group project. Learn from guest presenters too. FRIDAYS Scrabble Fri 10:00am-12:00pm

Esquimalt Walking Group Fri 10:00-11:30am

Cribbage Fri 1:00-3:00pm

Join us for a weekly walk This game is fun and social! Our group is social and fun through a local, scenic area. All levels and new members rather than highly competi- We have several walks to welcome! tive. choose from. Meet in the foyer of the Recreation Centre at 9:55am.

Did you know... Your Esquimalt Recreation Annual Pass includes most of the above drop in social activities, over 40 fitness and waterfit classes, admission to the pool, wellness centre, skating, sports, and a FREE Wellness Centre Orientation! All for less than $1/day*! See page 4 for Pass Rates. *Based on Senior Pass


Adult 50+ Programs Health Programs for Seniors

Acupuncture Clinic for Pain Relief See description on page 18. 33492 Tue & Thu June 21-July 14 9:15-11:45am 8/$189 (plus a $59 pre-session consult) Lead by Practitoner Alexandra Zawisza Acupuncture for Pain Relief Presentation Registered acupuncturist Alexandra Zawisza will provide information about factors leading to pain and ways to reduce these factors/manage symptoms. Barcode? Dates and times Free Lead by Practitioner Alexandra Zawisza Blood Pressure Drop-in Clinic Drop-in for a quick check of your blood pressure from our experienced and friendly technician. This is a free service provided in the comfortable atmosphere of our Senior’s lounge on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. 33320 Tue 1:00-3:00pm Free 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month Chronic Pain Self Management (Land & Pool Mix!) See description on page 18 33495 Mon & Wed May 9-Jun 20 Classroom: 9:30-10:45am Pool: 11:05-11:55am 12/$24 Foot Care Clinic Book an appointment for our foot care clinic with Esthetician Donna Wildeman by calling our Rec Centre’s front desk at 250.412.8500. Each foot care appointment is 30 minutes in length and includes a foot soak, toenail clipping and massage in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. 33319 Tue Jul 05-Aug 30 12:00-3:00pm by appointment $30 per 30 minute session Esthetician Donna Wildeman Osteoarthritis – Taking Charge Early Intervention for Osteoarthritis See course description on page 18. 33595 Thu May 26-Jun16 6:00-8:00pm $40 Instructed by Cari Taylor of the Arthritis Society

Self Care Strategies for Caregivers This workshop is a great way to meet other caregivers and explore the common challenges caregivers face. Topics include: taking care of your health & needs while caring for someone else, taking time for yourself, burnout, and strategies for success. Pre-registration is required. 33491 Mon Jun 13 10:00-11:30am Free Instructed by Christin Hillary of the Alzheimer’s Society of BC


Smokin’ Bones Restaurant Want to try out new restaurants, meet new friends and leave the driving to us? Join us for this trip to an excellent local restaurant and enjoy a scenic drive along the way. The registration price for this trip includes transportation; trip participants will pay for their own individual meals at the restaurant. We’ll pass along a menu to participants ahead of time by request. 33481 Thu June 9 10:30am-3:00pm Minds in Motion This specialized class is a fitness class and $15.00 per person social program all wrapped into one! Pick-up/drop-off at Esquimalt Classes are designed for people experi- Recreation Centre encing the early stages of memory loss due to Alzheimer’s Disease or a related Saltspring Island Day Trip- Cheese condition. Participants can attend with and Shopping a friend, family member, caregiver, or Join us for shopping and cheese tasting on their own. Each class includes an ex- on Salt Spring Island! Start the trip off ercise component and social time with with a visit to Ganges,where the congames and light refreshments. Join us densed Tuesday Market features all of for a relaxed and comfortable program the best of Salt Spring’s locally grown in a supportive environment. Partici- and producedfoods. Before headingpants can start at any time, and will be back we’ll stop at the Salt Spring Island Cheese Company for samples of handcharged at a pro-rated amount. made goat and sheepcheese! Bring 32343 Wed May 11-Jun 22 your cameras to capture photos of baby 33488 Wed Jul 13-Aug 24 goats, horses, chickens, sheep and more! 1:30-3:00pm $46 / 7 Instructed by Jennifer Teryn of the Al- Registration price Includes round-trip transportation, all ferry fees, and cheese zheimer’s Society of BC samples. Individual lunch purchases not Understanding Arthritis included. Participants will learn about the different 33479 Tue Jun 21 types of arthritis while gaining an under- 9:30am-5:30pm $70.80 per person standing of various self management Pick-up/drop-off at Esquimalt Recretechniques (pain management, medica- ation Centre tions, exercise and complementary ther- Lead by Lizard Tours apies, etc). The presenter will provide information about resources, programs Special Interest and services available within Greater Photography for Seniors Victoria. Everyone is welcome. This pre- Do you own a digital camera but feel sentation is provided by the Arthritis So- confused about the buttons and opciety. Pre-registration is required. tions? This workshop will cover the ba33484 Wed Jun 22 sics of digital camera use. Participants 6:00-8:00pm Free will learn about camera settings, placeInstructed by Cari Taylor of the Arthritis ment of people and objects, lighting Society techniques, and other important tips for creating successful photos. This workshop will be lead by Anny Ruch, graduate of the New York Institute of Photography. A portion of the class will include photography practice; students will be able to use their newly acquired skills and receive some feedback from the instructor! Each participant must bring a digital camera to this workshop. 33998 Mon May 16 9:00am-12:00pm $30/1 Instructor Anny Ruch

Fitness Programs & Services


Summer Drop In Fitness Schedule: June 1st-September 4th, 2011 Monday




Total Aerobic Challenge 9:15-10:10am Gym - Marcia (L)

Mixed Interval Challenge 6:15-7:00am Gym - Cheryl

OsteoFit 9:00-9:55am Craigflower Christine (L)

Stretch & Strength 9:00-9:55am Craigflower Kay (L)

Stretch & Strength 10:15-11:10am Craigflower Kay (L)

BellyFit 9:15-10:10am Gym - Marcia

Total Body Challenge 9:15-10:10am Gym - Marcia

Boxfit 9:15-10:10am Gym - Jada

Total Step Challenge 9:15-10:10am Gym - Lorraine

Drop In Yoga 12:15-1:00pm Lorraine (L)

Power Circuit 12:10-12:55pm Gym/Outdoors - Ann

Drop In Yoga 12:15-1:00pm Marisela (L)

Power Circuit 12:10-12:55pm Gym/Outdoors Cheryl

Drop In Yoga 12:15-1:00pm Megan (L)

Boxfit 5:15-6:10pm Gym - Esther

Simple Step & Strength 5:15-6:10pm Gym - Jada

Core Strength 6:15-6:50pm Gym - Esther

*June Only* BellyFit 5;15-6:10pm Gym - Marcia (L)

*Jun 10, Jul 8 & Aug 5 Only* Groove 5:30-6:25pm Gym - Marcia

Abs Lab 6:15-6:45pm Gym - Esther

Drop In Fitness Class Descriptions

Mixed Interval Challenge Mix cardio intervals with sets of strength training exercises to peak your calorie burn. Using steps, weights, bands & Abs Lab balls. This short high intensity workout Concentrated abdominal and lower can be modified for most levels. back work, followed by a deep stretch. Osteo Fit BellyFit Promotes fitness & bone health through Fusion of movements from fitness, belly gentle weight bearing exercise. Option dance, Bollywood, Bhangara, African to sit and/or stand. Dance and more. Pilates inspired core Power Circuit work and Yoga inspired relaxation Always changing, this lunch hour workBox Fit out will make you sweat. No choreogPunch and kick your way to fitness. Work raphy, circuit style. Cardio bursts mixed the upper body with shadowbox exer- with strength & endurance moves. Body cises, combine that with kick combos weight, tubes, weights, med balls, & that target the lower body and you have steps. one kick’in combination. Simple Step & Strength Core Strength Step by Step...Start with the basics and This class combines exercises that target build your way up to light choreography. the lower body and abdominals. Mix this with intervals and strength, it will leave you sweating. Everyone welDrop-In Yoga Take some time out of your day to ex- come. perience the tranquility of this class. Par- Strength (Instructors Choice) ticipants perform a series of poses and This dynamic class will challenge your breathing exercises designed to stretch balance, improve your muscle tone and and strengthen your body and calm the work the core using stability balls and mind & spirit! Space is limited so show free weights. up early!


Saturday Strength Instructor’s Choice 9:00-9:55am Craigflower Cheryl/Jada

Bold denotes childminding is available. Evening childminding available in June only. (L) denotes low impact/lower intensity classes Instructor’s and classes subject to change.

Stretch & Strength Improve your balance, flexibility, and coordination in this fun and gentle class. Option to sit or stand. Total Challenge Classes Give your energy a boost through each of these dynamic classes: Total Aerobic Challenge – gets you moving with fun and easy to follow combinations. Total Body Challenge - begins with high/low aerobics to warm you up, followed by functional muscle toning exercises using the step, body bar & hand weights. Low choreography. Total Step Challenge - begins with a high energy cardio step class, followed by muscular endurance exercises to help tone the body.

Drop In WaterFit Classes...

see pool schedule on page 26...

Drop In Sports...

find great summer activities on page 17...


Wellness Centre Hours

Monday to Sunday: 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Personal Training Services

33467 Tue/Thu Jul 05-Jul 28 We take your training seriously and go 5:15PM-6:15PM $136.00/8 above and beyond to support you in 33468 Mon/Wed Jul 04-Jul 27 7:30AM-8:30AM $136.00/8 reaching your goals. 33469 Mon/Wed Aug03-Aug 31 Personal Training 7:30AM-8:30AM $153.00/9 First time clients MUST purchase mini- 33474 Tue/Thu Aug 02-Aug 30 mum of 2 sessions. Purchase more ses- 5:15PM-6:15PM $153.00/9 sions at once and save more! Larissa Danylyshyn

Friday YOUTH ONLY: 8 p.m. to close See for ongoing updates and information about 1 Hour Sessions: fitness. Now – follow us on Facebook, Private 1 = $50 link from our website. 2 = $100 3 = $150 Wellness Centre Orientations Complimentary for pass holders or with 4 = $190 a drop-in fee. Trained staff will provide a 6 = $270 basic introduction to the weight room 8 = $350 facility. This is not personal training. 10 = $430

Moms Only Group Personal Training Small Group Personal Training for new mom’s! Get fit with one of our certified personal trainers in a fun group atmosphere. This program Includes childminding. 33899 Tue Jun 07-Jun 28 12:00PM-1:00PM $68.00/4 33900 Tue Jul 05-Jul 26 12:00PM-1:00PM $68.00/4 Youth orientations include a written Group Personal Training Tue Aug 09-Aug 30 portion and require parental consent for Interested in Personal Training but don’t 33901 12:00PM-1:00PM $68.00/4 participation. Call 250.412.8502 to book. want to do it alone? Monthly sessions are available with a maximum of 4 people. Personal Training Notes: Prices shown below are for two days per · All PT packages are to be used within week- want more? Call 412-8502 to book one calendar year extra sessions or if you have a group of · PT services are non-refundable. Credits 3 or more and would like to make your may be given for extenuating circumown schedule. Baseline body/fitness as- stances sessment included on first class. · Add HST to prices listed. Semi-Private $25/person $50/person $75/person $95/person $135/person $175/person $215/person

Advanced Personal Training Packages All packages include: Facility Orientations / Fitness Assessment / Workout Program Development / Schedule Planning / Complimentary Facility Passes. Basic Plus, Results and Results Plus also include Personal Training Sessions. Package


Fee Private

Fee SemiPrivate

Rec Centre Passes

The Basic The Basic Plus Results Results Plus

1.5 3.5 12 20

$75 $175 $510 $825

$38 each $88 each $225 each $415 each

2 4 6 10

Please pick up a brochure at reception or see online for full details. Passes are shared for semi-private packages. Youth Weights & Conditioning (13-15yrs) Are you itching to get started with resisAll classes take place at the Esquimalt Recre- tance & strength training? Our personal ation Centre unless otherwise listed. trainers will show you safe, effective and fun exercises that will make you strong Circuit Training & and fit. Parental consent is required for this course. Wellness Centre 33434 Thu Jun 09-Jul 14 AM Circuit: Interval/ 3:45PM-4:45PM $46.00/6 Strength Training Jul 23-Aug 27 Our certified instructor will lead you 33435 Sat 11:00AM-12:00PM $46.00/6 through a full-body workout combining intervals with resistance, coordination and balance training. Intended for 40+ crowd...prepare to sweat!

Registered Fitness Programs

Programming on Demand!

Have a fitness program/class that you’d like to see and have a group that wants to take it? We’d love to hear from you! Call 250.412.8502 to set up your proJul 08-Jul 29 gram on demand. Minimum numbers 33409 Fri and costs are based on type of instruc- 7:45AM-8:45AM $22.50/4 33410 Fri Aug 05-Aug 26 tion or personal training. 7:45AM-8:45AM $22.50/4 Kay Inamura

Register Early

to avoid disappointment. Minimum registration must be met 3 working days prior to the start of our programs. Secure your space today!

Extreme FIT Martial Bootcamp An intermediate fitness class includ- This KICK BUTT workout has it all! Funcing elements of the latest fitness trend tional training with cardio kickboxing Crossfit. Metabolic conditioning, weight moves to rev up the metabolism; high lifting, intense core training. Constantly intensity circuit training that changes changing, high intensity, functional each week using bags, weights, bosu, movements. Scaling provided. Those exercise balls, resistance, and much with injuries please speak with program- more will keep your body guessing! mer. 33306 Sun Jul 10-Aug 28 33291 Wed Jul 06-Aug 24 9:00AM-10:00AM $70.00/7 5:00PM-5:55PM $72.00/8 Darlene Choo Krista Lavoie *No class July 24. Kettlebell Fusion KB Fusion is a 60-minute, highly effective and balanced workout with innovative drills and combinations that allow you to adjust the intensity while remaining in constant motion, leaving you feeling healthier, stronger and more flexible. No other fitness tool is able to achieve the core, functional strength, fat burning and maximum endurance training in a single workout. Professional grade kettlebells are used in this class and KB Fusion offers benefits for both men and women. 33714 Mon/Wed Jul 04-Jul 27 9:15AM-10:15AM $88/8 Bullen Park 33715 Mon/Wed Jul 04-Jul 27 5:15PM-6:15PM $88/8 Saxe Point Park 33716 Mon/Wed Aug 08-Aug 31 5:15PM-6:15PM $88/8 Saxe Point Park 33717 Mon/Wed Aug 08-Aug 31 9:15AM-10:15AM $88/8 Bullen Park

Healthy Heart (previously Friendly Fit) Our certified instructor leads you through a total body workout. Get a little of everything; work your muscles & your heart, coordination, flexibility, balance and stamina. Specifically geared to those 50+ or those with some health conditions. 33398 Mon Jul 11-Jul 25 9:00AM-9:55AM $17.25/3 33399 Mon Aug 08-Aug 29 9:00AM-9:55AM $23.00/4 Kay Inamura

Chronic Pain Self Management This new program combines presentations and classroom discussions with an exercise component in the pool! Pool exercises will take theory into practice with gentle movement designed specifically for participants experiencing chronic pain!  Presentations will include information about acute and chronic pain, tips for improving sleep, options for medication and other related topics.  Presentations will be lead by instructors from the UVIC Centre on Aging.  33495 Mon & Wed May 9-Jun 20 Classroom: 9:30-10:45am Pool: 11:05-11:55am 12/$24

Outdoor Bootcamp Get fit, have fun and make friends. Our Personal Trainers will lead you through an ever-changing workout. Circuits, intervals, metabolic conditioning, balance, agility, core strength. Come dressed for the elements this class is outdoors. If you have a yoga mat & dumbbells please bring them with you. Register for 2 days at a discounted rate. 33415 Tue Jul 05-Jul 26 5:30PM-6:30PM $33.00/4 33416 Thu Jul 07-Jul 28 5:30PM-6:30PM $33.00/4 Register for Tue & Thur $56.00/8 33417 Tue 02-Aug 30 5:30PM-6:30PM $41.25/5 33418 Thu 04-Aug 25 5:30PM-6:30PM $33.00/4 Register for Tue & Thur $63.00/9 Saxe Point Park Krista Lavoie Zumba Experience a calorie-burning, bodyenergizing, awe-inspiring workout that keeps you coming back for more. ZUMBA ® Fitness fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Even if you have two left feet, you’ll love ZUMBA. 33895 Fri Jul 15-29 5:30pm-6:25pm $27/3 Suzanne Marion 33967 Fri Aug 12-26 5:30pm-6:25pm $27/3 Suzanne Marion- Victoria Zumba Fitness Esquimalt Recreation Centre

Mommy Bootcamp (Indoor/ Outdoor) Calling all moms! Participants are coached through a bootcamp inspired circuit class designed to develop muscular strength and endurance for the entire body. Babies under the age of 1 are welcome! 33395 Wed Jul 06-Aug 24 10:20AM-11:10AM $68.00/8 Drop In available if minimum registraStraight Spin tion is met, $9.50/1 SPIN your way to fitness. Flats, hills, inCheryl Kannon tervals, long climbs - we have it all! Spinning is a great way to increase cardiovascular fitness and fantastic cross training New Ways to Connect: for running! Note Some classes are 45 minutes, some are 55. 33375 Mon Jul 04-Aug 29 5:00PM-5:45PM $60.00/8 Krista Lavoie Links at No class Aug 1 33364 Tue Jul 05-Aug 30 5:30PM-6:25PM $89.00/9 Esther Bendall 33365 Thu Jul 07-Aug 25 5:30PM-6:25PM $79.00/8 Esther Bendall 33366 Sat Jul 09-Aug 27 8:30AM-9:25AM $79.00/8 Krista Lavoie

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Pilates - Mat 1 This class is designed to train the body to perform the Pilates principles of breath, pelvic & rib cage placement, shoulder stabilization & spinal alignment. 33294 Tue Jul 05-Aug 30 6:30PM-7:30PM $77.00/8 No class July 26 Joan Hindley Pilates - Mat 2 This class aims to gradually build on the principles & skills of Mat 1. By performing more advanced exercises, students will strengthen their core and develop long, lean muscles. 33309 Wed Jul 06-Aug 03 7:00PM-7:55PM $42.50/5 Justina Bailey

Pilates - Strength Infused Start this class with functional strength building using a variety of equipment and body weight exercises, then transition into basic level 1 Pilates Mat work. Cover all your basis with this functional strength and core class. 1hr 15min. 33303 Mon Jul 04-Aug 29 5:45PM-7:00PM $70.00/7 Joan Hindley No class July 25 or Aug 1 New day/time: 33304 Thu Jun 09-Jul 21 7:30AM-8:45AM $70.00/7 Joan Hindley

Yogalates 1 This unique blend of yoga and pilates will help you become aware of your vi-

tal core stabilizers while allowing you to strengthen and lengthen the bodies muscles. This class is also suitable for those looking for an entry level Pilates Mat class. Open to all levels. 33312 Wed Jul 06-Aug 03 6:00PM-6:55PM $42.50/5 Justina Bailey

session, with modifications of postures. 33297 Thu Jul 07-Aug 25 7:30PM-8:45PM $88.00/8 Megan Tomlinson Flow Yoga This 8 week session will progress each week through a series of movements that are synchronized with the breath, providing a dynamic morning practice and connecting body/mind. Yogic philosophy will be introduced as opportunity to connect body/mind /spirit. 33299 Fri Jul 08-Aug 26 10:00AM-11:15AM $88.00/8 Megan Tomlinson

Yogalates 2 If you have taken Pilates and are looking for a slightly different spin or you have taken Yogalates before and are looking for the next progression, then this is the class for you. Prerequisite: Previous pilates experience, yogalates class, or in structor permission. Restorative/Yin Yoga 33315 Wed Jul 06-Aug 03 This gentle class will help people to 5:00PM-5:55PM $42.50/5 open to the natural flow of healing enJustina Bailey ergy within. Working with breath and long held poses, this style allow for new Gentle Yoga Start your day with a harmonious blend depth in postures, range of motion, inof yoga and yoga based stretches. A per- creased flexibility and energy flow. Suitfect way to increase energy,strength & able for all levels.� Aug 07-Sep 11 flexibility. Open to any level - definitely 33431 Sun 10:00AM-11:15AM $72.00/6 not pretzel yoga! Marisela Martinez 33425 Tue Jul 05-Jul 26 9:30AM-10:45AM $22.00/4 Outdoor Yoga in Saxe Point Park 33426 Tue Aug 02-Aug 30 Saxe Point Park will inspire you in this en9:30AM-10:45AM $27.50/5 riching Yogafit style class. Strength and Moira Tait flexibility for your body, refreshment and relaxation for your mind and spirit. Hatha Yoga level 1 & 2 A class designed for the practitioner Beginners and intermediates will benefit who is looking to deepen their under- from this close-of-the-day session. standing of the yoga practice through 33897 Tue Jul 05-Aug 23 $88.00/8 asana, pranayama, meditation and the 8:00PM-9:15PM integration of yogic philosophy. This Saxe Park class will progress in intensity over the Lorraine Nygaard

Aquatics Calendar

Please note the following important dates and special events. Stay tuned to for details. June Lessons not in session June 27-July 3, enjoy “Public Swim” during “Lessons” times on pool schedule July Canada Day, Friday, July 1 Regular Facility Hours. Drop in WaterFit running 9:05-9:55am AND 11:05-11:55am Only Sunday, July 3 Triathlon of Compassion. Modified Schedule in effect 5:30am-11:30am Summer Pool Schedule starts Monday, July 4

Pool Policies & Procedures Register Early to Avoid Disappointment Minimum registration must be met 3 working days prior to the start of any program. Please register early. Under 7 Please remember children 6 years and under must be within arms reach of a responsible adult at all times. Pool Closures It is disappointment for everyone when we have to close one of our pools. Please help reduce the number of pool foulings by having swimmers who are not toilet trained wear protective swim diapers. Disposable and reusable swim diapers are available for purchase at reception.

August BC Day, Monday, August 1 Regular Facility Hours. Drop in WaterFit running 9:05-9:55am AND 11:05-11:55am Only September Labour Day, Monday, September 5 Regular Facility Hours. Drop in WaterFit Running 9:05-9:55am AND 11:05-11:55am Only

Featured Programs: Aquatic Personal Coaching Personalized Pool Fitness or Swim Coaching sessions are available. Please complete a form available at reception or online at to get started today! For full program details, please see page 30. Parent and Tot CPR Clinic Have you ever wondered what you would do if your child was choking or was unconscious? Well, then this clinic is for you. Join us for a 1.5 hour clinic on infant and child CPR. In this clinic you will have the opportunity to learn the basics of CPR. Please feel free to bring your children to practice on. If you do not wish to bring your children, child minding is available and we will have mannequins available for your use. This is not a certification course, however, if you are looking for more we can direct you to the proper courses. Age: 18+ 33718 Thu Jul 14 10:00AM-11:30AM $22.68/1 33721 Thu Aug 25 10:00AM-11:30AM $22.68/1 Grandparent CPR This 1.5 hour clinic is designed to give grandparents more confidence while watching their grandchildren. Learn the basics for infant and child CPR. This is not a certification program, however if you are looking for more we can direct you to the proper courses. Age: 50+ 33722 Wed Jul 27 1:00PM-2:30PM $22.68/1

We’re here to help!

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Aquatics Office: ph: 250.412.8505 or

Programming on Demand!

Have an aquatics program/class that you’d like to see and have a group that wants to take it? We’d love to hear from you! Call 250.412.8505 to set up your program on demand. Minimum numbers and costs are based on type of instruction.


26 Summer Pool Schedule: July 4th-September 5th, 2011 Monday







Lengths & Leisure 5:30-8:00am Registered Programs: Masters Swimming (M/W 6:00-7:00am) / Bootcamp H2O (Tu/Th 6:15-7:15am)

Lengths & Leisure 8:00-9:00am WaterFit, Public Swim 8:00-10:00am

WaterFit & Lengths 9:00-10:00am Saturdays: Drop In Shallow Fit Sundays: Registered Stretch & Strengthen

Drop in Shallow Fit (Tu/Th 8:05-8:55am , M/W/F 9:05-9:55am) Drop in Deep Fit (M/W/F 8:05-8:55am, Tu/Th 9:05-9:55am)

Lessons, Lengths & Leisure 10:00am-11:00am (Public Swim on Aug 1 & Sep 5) Lessons, WaterFit 11:00am-12:00pm Drop In Range of Motion (M/W/F 11:05-11:55am) Drop In Senior Fit (Tu/Th 11:05-11:55am) Registered WaterFit: Adult & Me Playgroup (Tu 11:30am-12:00pm) (Public Swim on Aug 1 & Sep 5)

Lessons & Lengths 10:00am12:00pm (Public Swim on July 30 & Sep 3)

Family Swim 10:00am12:00pm

Lengths & Leisure 12:00-1:00pm Quiet Swim: No music, springboard, spray features during this time.

FUN FACTOR Public Swim 1:00-5:00pm

Public Swim 12:00-4:00pm

1 lane available for laps Lessons & Lengths 5:00-6:00pm

Lengths & Leisure 5:00-6:00pm

Lessons & Lengths 5:00-6:00pm

Lengths & Leisure 5:00-6:00pm

Lessons, Lengths & WaterFit

Lengths & WaterFit

Lessons, Lengths & WaterFit

Lengths & WaterFit

(Drop In: Shallow)


(Drop In: Circuit)


(Drop In: Shallow)


Public Swim 7:00-9:00pm Adult Only 9:00-10:30pm 2 for 1 Admission

(Drop In: Circuit)


Lengths & Leisure 5:00-6:00pm

Family Swim & Rentals 4:00-6:00pm

Public Swim $3 Admission 6:00-8:00pm Maintenance 8:00-8:15pm Youth Only 8:15-10:00pm

Swim Descriptions:

Waterfit: One lane is available for laps during WaterFit classes. Classes begin 5 Lengths & Leisure: A good time to minutes after the hour and end 5 mincome and relax or workout, ideal for utes to the hour, ex. 8:05-8:55am. Please adults and parent & tots see next page for class descriptions. Public Swim: All ages welcome. SwimAdult Only: This swim is designed for mers 6 years and under must be within adults 16 and older. arms reach of a responsible adult (16+) at all times. Lap swimming during this Maintenance: In preparation of Youth time may be limited to ONE (1) lane. Only Night, the Aquatics facility includFamily Swim: A great time for families, ing Lap, Lifestyle and Tot Pools, Sauna, all children under 16 must be accompa- Steam Room and Hot tub will be closed. There will be no admission onto the nied by an adult. pool deck during this time. Lessons & Lengths: Admissions for swim lessons participants and persons Youth Only Friday Nights: Admission 16 years and older only. Lap swimming for Youth Only (Grade 6-12) during this during this time may be limited to ONE swim. Different activities planned each (1) lane. Hot tub, sauna and steam room week. are available. When lessons are not in Rentals: To rent lane space, please session, “Public Swim� will run during contact the Aquatics Office at this time. 250-412-8505.

Public Swim 6:00-9:00pm Public Swim 6:00-10:30pm Adult Only 9:00-10:30pm 2 for 1 Admission

Aquatic Programs At A Glance




School Aged


Parent Participation




Water Babies This is a parent participation class, with an introduction to and movement through the water. (age 4-18 months) Tiny Turtles (age 18-36 months)

Through songs and games, this level supports swimmers to transition from lessons with a parent and instructor into the Tots Program. Floats, glides, rhythmic breathing and propulsion are explored.

Adult & Me Water Bring your little one (aged 6-24 months) in the pool for this playgroup that provides the best comPlaygroup bination of waterfit suitable for post natal participants and songs to keep the children engaged. (age 6-24 months) This session is followed with casual play in a room reserved for Playgroup Program Participants. This class develops confidence in the pool. Students will practice floats, glides, kicks and rhythmic breathing.

Tots 1 Tots 2/3

This class encourages independent safety choices and begins the fine-turning of basic skills. Floats, glides, kicking, and front swim.

Tots 4/5

An introduction to safe boating. Glides, kicking, and strokes are refined.

Swim Kids 1/2

This class introduces floats, glides and kicking. Swimmers build endurance by working on a 5-10m front swim.

Swim Kids 3/4

This class develops front crawl, back glides with shoulder rolls for back crawl, kneeling dives, surface support, and a 15-25m endurance swim

Swim Kids 5/6/7

Development of front crawl and back crawl. Introduction to whipkick, elementary backstroke, and eggbeater. Airway and breathing obstructions are taught. 50m endurance swim.

Swim Kids 8/9/10

Refinement of strokes. Rescue breathing and dangers of open water are taught.

Jr. Lifeguard

Learn the basics of lifeguarding. Refine your strokes and build endurance and fitness in this fun and dynamic program.

For information on becoming a swim instructor and/or lifeguard, please see page 29. For information on becoming a swim instructor and/or lifeguard, please see page 29. For information on Aquatic Personal Coaching, Masters Swimming, Adult Swim Lessons and Swim Workshops, please see page 30. WaterFit classes are suitable for all ages. New to fitness? We recommended Aquatic Personal Coaching or Stretch & Stregthen Masters Swimming, Adult Swim Lessons and Swim Workshops, are great for all ages. Please see page 30.

Drop In WaterFit Descriptions:

NEW Circuit Fit: High impact, energet- keep the children engaged. This session

ic and dynamic – the class takes is followed with casual play in a room place in the Lifestyle Pool. Participants reserved for Playgroup Program Particiare lead by an instructor through sta- pants. Please note that drop in classes are tions. Stretch & Strengthen: Designed for 50-miunutes long, starting 5-minute afpersons with medical conditions or ter the hour and ending 5-minute to the those looking to maintain or ease their hours, i.e. 8:05-8:55am. way into a fitness program. Suitable for Shallow: Great for all levels with a mix of persons “graduating” from a structured cardio and strength. Our specialized programs emphasize rehabilitation program, pregnant and **NEW! Water Childminding available technique and personal coaching in a post natal women, persons with arthritis Mon/Wed 6:05-6:55pm smaller group setting to help you reach or other joint mobility conditions. Deep: Cardio in deep water to reduce your health, wellness and fitness goals. NEW! Water Childminding rebounding; class includes non-impact Bootcamp H2O: Intense. Dynamic. Childminding in the pool is available strength exercises. Challenging. Fun. Start your day off during the 6:05-6:55pm Shallow Fit

Registered WaterFit Descriptions:

Range of Motion: Perfect for those with arthritis or anyone with pain, stiffness or mobility restrictions. Generalized program for drop in users.

right with this heart pumping and mus- classes on Mondays and Wednesdays! cle building workout. $4/drop in. Limited space available.

Adult & Me Water Playgroup: Bring your little one (aged 6-24 months) in the Senior Fit: Designed for 60+ with an pool for this playgroup that provides the emphasis on improving endurance, best combination of waterfit suitable for post natal participants and songs to strength and mobility.

Drop In Fitness Classes...

see drop in fitness schedule on page 21


Community Swim Lessons Start Date

# Lessons

Parent’s Day

End Date

July 4

July 15


July 8

July 29


July 22

Aug 15

Aug 26


Aug 19

Time Swim Lesson Assessments Not sure what level to register your swimmer in? Stop by the pool and a lifeguard will complete an assessment during any Public Swim.

SK 3/4

SK 1/2


Water Babies

Tots 1

SK 1/2


Tots 1

Tots 2/3

Tots 4/5

Tiny Turtles

SK 1/2

SK 5-7 (10:3011:15am)

SK 3/4

SK 9-10 (11:15am12:00pm)




July 27



Aug 31


Aug 17


Daytime Swim Lessons (During the School Year) The 2011-2012 Daytime Lessons (for schools and homeschoolers) are filling quickly. Visit for details. Please call 250-412-8505 to book.

$34.00 Level


Tiny Turtles

Tots 1

Tots 2/3

SK 1/2


Water Babies

Tots 1

SK 1/2


Tots 2/3

Tots 4/5

SK 3/4

SK 5-7 (5:306:15pm)


Tots 1

SK 1/2

SK 3/4

SK 9-10 (6:157:00pm)

Saturday (No lessons running July 30) 7

Aug 13





Tiny Turtles

Tots 1

Tots 2/3

SK 1/2


Water Babies

Tots 1

SK 1/2


Tots 2/3

Tots 4/5

SK 3/4

SK 5-7 (10:3011:15am)


Water Babies

Tots 1

SK 1/2





July 4

Aug 27


Tots 2/3

Aug 8

July 9


Tots 1

End Date

End Date

Swim Kids 5-10 Pricing



Start Date

Swim Kids 1-4 Pricing


July 18

Start Date

Water Babies, Tiny Turtles & Tots Pricing


SK 9-10 (11:15am12:00pm)

Water Babies, Tiny Tutrles & Tots Private Swim Lessons 10-10:30am lessons; 10:30-11am play OR Esquimalt Recreation Private Swim 11-11:30am lessons; 11:30am-12pm play Lessons offer: • Best value in the city *Parent/Guardian participation is re- • Same great price for 1 or 2 swimmers quired for the Water Babies and Tiny • Action packed lessons geared to the Turtles Water Play portion swimmers specific needs • Can be rescheduled in the event of illSchool Aged Levels ness (with 24 hours notice) For level descriptions, please see page 1 x $19.75 27. Book 10 & Save! 10 x 30 minute or Swim Kids 1-10 available: 5 x 60-minute, $177.75 (Receive a 10-10:30am play; 10:30-11am lesson OR 30-minute lessons FREE) 11-11:30am play; 11:30am-12pm lesson To book: Parent & Tot, Preshool Levels For level descriptions, please see page Complete a lesson booking request on27. line or ph: 250.412.8533. Splash Pack Lessons Swimmers take part in a 30-minute lesson with an Instructor and 30 minutes free play in pool. (During the free play session, parents are welcome to join their children.) No report card is issued. All levels are available in the same time block for your convenience. Tu-Fri Aug 2-5 $20/4 Mon-Fri Aug 8-12 $25/5 Mon-Fri Aug 29-Sep 2 $25/5

Advanced Aquatics Jr. Lifeguard Finished SK 10 and waiting to turn 13 to start Bronze Medallion? Junior Lifeguard Club is for you! Kids participate in activities similar to those of real Lifeguards - in a safe, fun and controlled setting. 33725 Mon-Fri Jul 04-Jul 15 12:00PM-1:00PM $80/10 33727 Mon-Fri Jul 18-Jul 29 12:00PM-1:00PM $80/10 33728 Tue-Fri Aug 02-Aug 05 12:00PM-1:00PM $32/4 33729 Mon-Fri Aug 08-Aug 12 12:00PM-1:00PM $40/5 33730 Mon-Fri Aug 15-Aug 26 12:00PM-1:00PM $80/10 33731 Sat Jul 09-Aug 27 12:00PM-1:00PM $56/7

become a lifeguard: STEP ONE: Bronze Medallion Learn the four components of water rescue: skill, judgment, knowledge and fitness. Candidates learn a variety of independent and partner skills including CPR, aquatic spinal recovery and first aid. 33732 Mon-Fri Jul 11-Jul 15 9:00AM-4:00PM $156.80/5 STEP TWO: Bronze Cross Included are more advanced first aid and lifesaving techniques in preparation for taking NLS including non breathing spinal injuries, and contact aquatic rescues and carries. 33734 Mon-Fri Jul 18-Jul 22 9:00AM-4:00PM $151.20/5 STEP THREE: Standard First Aid You never know when an accident may happen. Be prepared with basic first aid. Learn to treat a variety of conditions as a first responder including land spinals, head injuries, respiratory disorders, simple fractures, bleeding and shock.’ This

learned in the AWSI Course to effectively plan and teach the Red Cross Swim Programs. Candidates apply their teaching skills and knowledge during 12 hours of practical teaching experience. Upon successful completion of the course, candidates are certified as a WSI. 100% STEPS 1, 2 AND 3: Participation is required. Tri Cert 33741 Mon-Fri Aug 08-Aug 12 Register for Bronze Medallion, Bronze 8:30AM-4:30PM $280/5 Cross and Standard First Aid at once, save time and money! Receive 50% off recertifications: Standard First Aid when registered for For recertification descriptions, please the “TriCert”. visit Prerequisite: 13+ years See dates/times in individual program CPR C Recert descriptions. 33745 Sat Jul 16 8:30AM-11:30AM $35.84/1 Step 4: National Lifeguard Service (NLS) National Lifeguard Recert The final stage in becoming a Lifeguard. Pre-requisites: NLS certification within Included are: scanning, teamwork, hand 5 years and CPR C certification within 1 signals, and basic pool chemistry and year. filtration. All candidates enrolling in this 33749 Fri-Sat Jul 15-Jul 16 course MUST be 16 years, have a current 4:00PM-8:00PM $100.80/2 Bronze Cross, and Standard First Aid or Aquatic Emergency Care - current within Water Safety Instructor Recert 33752 Sun Jul 17-Jul 17 1 year. 9:00AM-1:00PM $95.20/1 33744 Mon-Mon Aug 15-Aug 22 course provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. The SFA course also includes CPR ‘C’ certification. 33736 Sat/Sun Jul 23-Jul 24 9:00AM-5:00PM $134.40/2

9:00AM-4:30PM $341.60/6

Standard First Aid Recert, Emergency First Aid - Full Course or become a swim Recert, & More! Interested in a course not listed instructor: here. Contact the Aquatics Office at STEP ONE: 250.412.8505 and we will create an interAssistant Water Safety Instructor est list. Once we have 6 participants, you (AWSI) will be contacted. This course is a prerequisite to the Red Cross WSI course and covers the foundation of instructional skills including Prepare... teaching methods, learning styles, physfor Bronze Courses, NLS, ical principles, progressions, communication, safety supervision, and feedback. AWSI or WSI with Private 100% Participation is required. Prerequi- Swim Lessons! site: 15 years of age or older $19.75/30 min, Call 250.412.8533 33740 Mon-Fri Jul 25-Jul 29 8:30AM-4:00PM $291.20/5 STEP TWO: Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Prepares and certifies candidates to instruct the Red Cross Learn to Swim Water Safety program. This course further develops instructional ability by focusing on how to apply the information

Summertime Fun! Splash Pass!

Access to Fun Factor Public Swims all summer long, less than $5/week! see spage 4 for details.



Adult Aquatic Programs

Swim Workshops

Value and quality. These workshops are run on a ‘one-off’ basis, providing an opNEW Aquatic Personal Coaching portunity to help refine your technique, Personalized Pool Fitness or Swim Coaching sessions are available to pro- mix up your regime and maximize your vide one-on-one support for: dollar. • Basic Swim Instruction, emphasizing safety and swim etiquette (for non swimLet’s Get Technical mers too) • Basic and intermediate conditioning (water walking, jogging, running, aquatic Brush up on your freestyle, back stroke, breastroke, learn flip turns - or even butstrength training and/or aerobic) terfly. • Advanced conditioning (pre-planned workouts with fartlek, intervals, etc.) 33540 Wed Jul 13 Stroke technique analysis (all strokes) • Goal orientated training (triathlon, open water swimming, Masters swim meets, 12:00PM-1:00PM $14.28/1 33541 Wed Jul 13 etc.) Please complete a form available at reception or online at 7:00PM-8:00PM $14.28/1 33542 Wed Aug 10 to get started today! 12:00PM-1:00PM $14.28/1 Program Fee 33543 Wed Aug 10 # Sessions Bonus’ per person 7:00PM-8:00PM $14.28/1 1-3 x 60 minute


1 Complimentary Admission Pass

4 x 60 minute


2 Complimentary Admission Passes

6 x 60 minute


3 Complimentary Admission Passes 1 Specialized, Laminated Workout Card

8 x 60 minute


4 Complimentary Admission Passes 2 Specialized, Laminated Workout Cards

10 x 60 minute


5 Complimentary Admission Passes 3 Specialized, Laminated Workout Cards

Semi-private sessions also available; save 25% off above pricing per person.

Registered WaterFit

Register by the month or drop in to an individual class. Bootcamp H20 Intense. Dynamic. Challenging. Fun. Start your day off right with this heart pumping and muscle building workout. Register by the month, or drop in for $7/ session 33525 Tue/Thu Jul 05-Jul 28 6:15AM-7:15AM $58.24/8 33526 Tue/Thu Aug 09-Sep 01 6:15AM-7:15AM $58.24/8 Mom and Babe Water Play Group Bring your little one (aged 6-24 months) in the pool for this playgroup that provides the best combination of waterfit suitable for post natal participants and songs to keep the children engaged. This session is followed with casual play in a room reserved for Playgroup Program Participants. 33527 Tue Jul 05-Jul 26 11:30AM-12:00PM $22.40/4 33528 Tue Aug 09-Aug 30 11:30AM-12:00PM $22.40/4

Looking for Childminding ...see page 12

Stretch and Strengthen Designed for persons with medical conditions or those looking to maintain or ease their way into a fitness program. Suitable for persons “graduating” from a structured rehabilitation program, pregnant and post natal women, persons with arthritis or other joint mobility conditions. 33529 Sun Jul 10-Jul 24 9:00AM-10:00AM $21.84/3 33530 Sun Aug 07-Aug 28 9:00AM-10:00AM $29.12/4

Let’s Get Fit Our motivational staff will lead you through an action packed workout! 33536 Wed Jul 20-Jul 20 12:00PM-1:00PM $14.28/1 33537 Wed Jul 20-Jul 20 7:00PM-8:00PM $14.28/1 33538 Wed Aug 17-Aug 17 12:00PM-1:00PM $14.28/1 33539 Wed Aug 17-Aug 17 7:00PM-8:00PM $14.28/1

Adult/Senior Swim Lessons

Red Cross Swim Adult Pre-Basic Have you always wanted to learn to swim but are hesitant about water activities? Start out slowly with one of our experienced instructors. This class is focussed on basic activities: entries and exits, submersion, developing breathing patterns and practice using buoyant objects. 33531 Sat Jul 9 Adult/Senior Swim Programs 9:00AM-9:45AM $14.28/1 33532 Sat Aug 6 Masters Swimming Fun and fitness? Train for triathlons? Re- 9:00AM-9:45AM $14.28/1 fine your technique? Cross train? Join our certified staff for this morning swim Red Cross Swim Adult Basic group; sure to be the perfect way to start We help you increase your comfort and your day. Participants must be able to confidence in the water through floats, glides, kicking and swimming. swim 100m comfortably. 33533 Sat Jul 16-Aug 27 Commit & Save! 9:00AM-9:45AM $42/6 33535 Mon/Wed Jul 04-Aug 31

6:00AM-7:00AM $66.64/17 OR Sign up for flexibility! Masters Flex Pass – drop in to any session of your choice all year long. Cards expire 1-year from date of purchase. Master’s Flex Pass of 10: $70 Masters Flex Pass of 20: $125 Classes do not run on statutory holidays

Red Cross Swim Adult - Strokes We help you develop one or more swimming strokes, working toward proficiency and increased endurance. Work with your instructor to choose the strokes and set your goals and priorities. 33754 Sat Jul 9-Aug 27 9:00AM-9:45AM $49/7

Archie Browning Sports Centre Skating Admission Rates Preschool with adult admission FREE

Drop In Skating Schedule July 4-September 2, 2011


(6-12 yrs) $3.00



(13-18 yrs) $3.25

1:00-2:20pm Everyone Welcome Skate


with ID $4.50




(60+ yrs) $4.50


(max 2 adults, 3 children) $12.25

Skate Rental


Skate Sharpening


2:30-3:20pm Family Pond Hockey **helmets, gloves and sticks required 3:30-4:20pm Youth Drop In Hockey 12-15yrs **full gear required 4:30-5:50pm Adult Drop In Hockey 16+ yrs **full gear required Schedule subject to change

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Library Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Programs are FREE. Drop In Family Story Time Fun-filled stories, songs, rhymes and puppets. For young children and their families. Children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Tuesdays July 5 – July 26 10:30 – 11AM Summer Reading Club 2011 (SRC) Savour Each Word! June 29 – September 3 For Kids 12 and under Read some yummy books this summer with GVPL’s Summer Reading Club! Kids can keep track of their reading throughout the summer to earn prizes and can also attend amazing library programs. Online registration for special programs begins June 16. Beginning June 29, kids can drop by their local library to pick up their reading record to start earning prizes! For more information about the club or to register for programs, check our website: Have fun reading!



Esquimalt Emergency Program Be Prepared. Know the Risks. Make a Plan. Get a Kit The Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP) arranges free workshops for the public on topics related to Individual and Neighbourhood Preparedness. Course offered include Individual and Family Preparedness, Disaster First Aid and Light Urban Search and Rescue. Emergency Social Services (ESS) is responsible for planning and providing short-term, basic emergency assistance to individuals evacuated from their homes due to an emergency or disaster. For more information on either of these programs, please contact Keith Davies at or voice mail at 250-412-8543. Emergency Radio Communications consists of amateur radio enthusiasts. Support provided to volunteers who are interested in obtaining their amateur radio license. For more information, leave a message for John Fuller at 250-412-8543.

Archives LOCATION: 1149 A Esquimalt Rd. Under Mcdonald’s - use west side entrance PHONE: 250-412-8540 EMAIL: WEBSITE: htm HOURS: Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm Over the past fifty years, the Archie Browning Sports Centre has been the venue for many activities and events. From roller derby and skating marathons to rock concerts and the “Human Cannonball,” staff at the Centre have seen it all.

quimalt’s history. And you can help. If Photo: Skating Marathon, 1962 you have material that could help us preserve any aspect of our heritage, please let us know. And, the Archives can help you research your family, the history of your neighbourhood, the history of your house and a multitude of other interests.

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Girl Guides of Canada Kay Smith 250-384-3494

Community Directory

Esquimalt Anglers Gary Caton 250-383-4049

COMMUNITY RESOURCES Boys & Girls Club Youth Outreach Worker 250-384-9133

BC Special Olympics Secretary 250-661-4517

Esquimalt Arts & Crafts Society Valerie Jennings 250-385-7658

Emergency Preparedness Maegan Thompson 250-414-7126

Esquimalt Boys & Girls Club 250-380-9250

Esquimalt Chamber of Commerce www.esquimaltchamberofcommerce. com

Esquimalt Baseball Assoc. Little League 250-385-8518

Esquimalt Kiwanis Club Beulah Addicott 250-381-7355 Esquimalt Lions Club Bill Koski 250-474-5217 Kinette Club of Juan de Fuca Sandra Bowes 250-474-4437 Kinsmen Club Paul Neilsen 250-388-0712 Public Library - Esquimalt 250-414-7198 Rock Solid Dorian Brown 250-386-7625 Royal Canadian Legion BR#172 Doug Grant 250-386-7635 West Bay Resident’s Assoc. Emmy Labonte 250-384-7920 CHURCHES Baha’l Faith (Esquimalt) Dusty Delain 250-479-9290 Church of Nazarene Pastor Barry Goodwin 250-382-0812 Esquimalt United Church Wendy Read (Minister) 250-384-3031

Esquimalt Curling Club Doug Leask 250-708-0378 Esquimalt Female Hockey Teri Cotton 250-478-5203 Esquimalt Garden Club Eileen Bennett 250-382-7689 Esquimalt Photo Club Chris Dennis 250-590-0847 Esquimalt Speed Skating Club Janet Cayford- Mitchell 250-818-7218 Gorge Soccer Assoc. 250-383-9434 Greater Victoria Minor Football Assoc. Non Contact Hockey League Duane Auringer 250-381-1735

Rockheights Middle School Principal: Shawn Boulding 250-384-7125 Shoreline Community School Principal: Christopher Macintosh 250-386-8367 Tillicum Elementary School Principal: Lori Burley 250-386-1408 Vic West Elementary School Principal: Brent deNat 250-382-9131 View Royal Elementary School Principal: Lynne Moorhouse 250-479-1671 COMMUNITY SERVICES Esquimalt Neighbourhood House 250-385-2635 John Howard Society 250-386-3428 Military Family Resource Centre 250-363-2640 Ministry of Child & Family Development 250-387-7027 Princess Patricia Light Infantry Army Cadet Corps 2483 Capt. Madeleine Dahl 250-220-0658

Victoria/Esquimalt Minor Hockey Paul Timmons 250-216-4605

Single Parent Resource Centre Liz Bloomfield 250-385-1114

Victoria/Esquimalt Minor Lacrosse Dave Hatt 250-419-2185

Vancouver Island Health Authority Esq. Public Health Unit 250-519-5311

Our Lady Queen of Peace Rec. Alex MacLellan 250-384-3884 St. George’s Ukranian Orthodox Father Charles Baxtor 250-381-1352

Victoria Wheelchair Sports Bernice Wong 250-386-8229

St. Paul’s Anglican Church Canon Andrew Lublink 250-383-6290

SCHOOLS Craigflower Elementary School Prinicipal: Cammy Coughlin 250-384-8157

SPECIAL INTEREST 1st Arbutus Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Venturers & Rovers

Macaulay Elementary School Prinicipal: Scott Thomas 250-385-3441

Victoria Broomball Karyn Cooper 250-708-0003

Victoria Figure Skating Club Sharon 250-382-9237

Salvation Army Lt. Peter Lublink 250-383-6290

Esquimalt High School Principal: Colin Roberts 250-382-9226

L’Ecole Victor G. Brodeur Principal: Bertrand Dupain 250-220-6010

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The L.I.F.E. program assists individuals and families with low income to access Esquimalt Recreation programs and services.

Who Is Eligible?

• Esquimalt residents with low incomes or on BC Benefits • Total combined gross family income must meet 2010. statistics Canada’s Low-Income guidelines – those applying for L.I.F.E. MUST submit this documentation with their application. • You must be a resident of BC for at least 6 months • Please note that post secondary students are not eligible.

SWIMMERS WANTED!! Summer fun for all ages and abilities. Enjoy great family time while attending summer swim meets all over the island.

Ph: 250-483-5766 or email for information

How do I apply?

• Pick up an application form from the Esquimalt Recreation Centre or Archie Browning Sports Centre for each adult in the house. • Drop off the completed application including proof of household income and Esquimalt Residency (such as a driver’s license, BC identification card or household bill).


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