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Home and Leisure Show

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For exhibitor info, contact: Ian McArthur 519.843.6604 Don Doyle 519.787.1987 Fergus Lions Club www.ferguslionsclub.org or mail to: Fergus Lions Club Home Show P.O. Box 82, Fergus N1M 2W7 PROCEEDS TO LIONS PROJECTS

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Spring Contents

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Register Online AQUATICS: How to register Registration Form General Pool Information Swimming Admittance & Supervision Admission Prices Aquatics Pool Schedule - Spring 2014 Aquafit Schedule - Spring 2014 Lesson Descriptions (preschool) Red Cross Program Structure (kids) Swimming Lesson Schedule - Spring 2014 Specialty Programs Advanced Leadership Lifeguard Opportunities

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ADULT/SENIORS: Victoria Park Seniors Centre Programs

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HELP

Community Contacts

Ambulance (Admin.) 843-5909 Animal Control, Jo Alans 843-7734 Centre Wellington Hydro 843-2900 Centre Well. Township Office 846-9691 Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 Distress Centre Well/Dufferin 1-888-821-3760 Fire - Administration & Public Safety Officer 843-1950 Groves Hospital Volunteer Assoc. 843-2010 Groves Memorial Hospital 843-2010 Health Unit, Well/Duff/Guelph 846-2715 Highway Info (Winter) 1-888-638-9899 Hydro Emergency in Fergus & Elora 827-8588 or 827-8589 Kid’s Help Line 1-800-668-6868 OPP - 24 hrs 1-800-310-1122 OPP - Admin 856-1506 Poison Information 1-800-268-9017 Rural Womens Support Programme 843-6834 Sewer Emergency 1-888-886-9281 St. John Ambulance, Les Morrison 846-8704 The Door Youth Centre 787-0925

GENERAL INFO B.I.A Office, Elora B.I.A Office, Fergus Centre for Environmental Excellence C.W. Comm. Sportsplex - Fergus Elora Information Centre Elora Community Centre Fergus Information Centre Post Office, Elora Post Office, Fergus Wellington Cty. Library, Elora Branch Wellington Cty. Library, Fergus Branch Wellington Cty. Library, Aboyne Branch

846-2563 787-1384 846-0841 843-2800 846-9841 843-2800 226-383-3000 846-5681 843-1730 846-0190 843-1180 846-0918

ARTS & CULTURE C.W. Childrens Drama, Nancy Voisin 846-8523 C.W. Singers, Suzanne Bielmann 837-1994 C.W. Youth Band, Brent Rowan 823-8893 Elora Arts Council, Barb Lee 846-0556 Elora Cataract Trail, Raymond Soucy 843-7703 Elora Centre for the Arts 846-9698 Elora Community Theatre, Deb Stanton 496-6481 Elora Festival & Festival Singers 846-0331 Elora & Salem Horticulture, C. LaCroix 843-3131 Elora Writers Festival, Shirley Smith 846-0235 Fergus Brass Band, Dale Campbell 830-3349 Fall Fair Board, Ted Kent 843-3371 Fergus Grand Theatre 787-1981 Fergus Horticultural, Roberta Vlietstra 843-5892 Fergus Pipe Band, Cindy Lindsay 843-3656 Fergus Scottish Festival 787-0099 Fergus Truck Show 843-3412 Grand Celtic Pipe Band, C. MacDonald 787-0191 Grinder Productions, Eric Goudie 780-7593 Kindermusik 843-3517 Music for Young Children 843-3517 Neighbour Woods, Toni Ellis 846-0841 Not so Grand Players, Judy Faires 787-0346 On the Spot Productions, Paul Faires 787-0346 Performance Studios 843-3517 Puppets Elora, Annerose Schmidt 846-8123 Village Idiot Productions 846-9336

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Vision Theatre Productions Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington Wellington Cty. Museum & Archives

787-2324 822-0912 846-0916

CLUBS & LODGES Belwood Hall (for bookings) 843-2800 Belwood Lions Club, L. Vinette 787-2137 Bridge Club, Don McNiven 843-1361 Brownies, Sparks,Fergus, M. Skerritt 846-0328 Brownies, Sparks, Elora, Cathy Bruder 763-2199 Centre Wellington Kinettes, Mary Lloyd 843-1314 Centre Well. Women’s Events Comm 843-6834 Elora Lions Club, John Morris 846-5366 Fergus & District Kinsmen Camera Club, C. Miller 846-5549 Fergus & District Kinsmen, Bruce Lloyd 843-44852 Fergus Lioness, Darlene Heffernan 837-6297 Fergus Lions Club, Eric Peterson 843-7204 Grandmothers of the Grand, Elly Tuitman 843-1528 G.R.C.A., Belwood, Derek Strub 843-2979 G.R.C.A., Elora, Dan Morden 846-9742 Girl Guides, Elora, Cindy Robinson 846-2627 Guides, Pathfinders, Fergus, M. Skerritt 846-0328 IODE, Shelagh McRae 843-3174 Masonic Lodge, Elora, Chris Brown 787-0554 Masonic Lodge, Fergus, Mike Blazek 843-7685 Mercer Masonic Lodge, David Chance 843-4224 Optimist Club of C.W. Fergus, G. Bailey 843-2554 Optimist Club, Elora, Shirley Giesel 846-9480 Opti-Mrs., Rose Shaw 843-4192 Order of Eastern Star, Muriel Brown 787-0554 Probus Club of CW, Donna Allcock 846-2280 Rotary Club of C.W., Lyle McLaren 846-5424 Rotary Club of Fergus Elora, K. Barker 843-6377 Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 229 846-9611 Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 275 843-2345 Scouts Canada, Fergus, Grant Townsend 843-3383 Scouts Canada, Elora, Shawn Jones 766-3467 Scouts Canada, Belwood, Julian Vines 787-0560 Senior Transit 787-1814 Senior Transit, Bus Rental 843-1711 The Door Youth Centre 787-0925 Victoria Park Seniors Centre 787-1814 Welcome Wagon, Helen Marucci 843-5570 Women’s Institute, Doreen Ecclestone 843-1998

SUPPORT SERVICES Big Brothers & Big Sister of Centre Well 787-0106 Block Parents, Elora - call OPP Block Parents, Fergus - call OPP Cancer Society Support Services 1-888-939-3333 Centre Wellington Food Bank 787-1401 Community Resource Centre of N&Cwell 843-7000 Community Mental Health 843-6191 Continuing Education 836-7280 Family & Children Services 824-2410 Meals on Wheels 323-2330 Spark of Brilliance, P. McCulloch 843-6191

DANCE INSTRUCTION Blue Bonnet Lassies Highland Dance Belly Dance with Voula Celtic Thunder, Irish Dancing Clickin Country Cloggers, S. Patterson Elora Grand Squares Fergus/Elora Academy of Dance

827-8143 830-6583 787-0096 823-5625 843-1986 846-6666

DD Ballroom Dance Group, D. Dube Grand River Dance Academy MacDonald School of Scottish Arts M. Matthews Highland Dance Move with Grace Dance Studio Scottish Country Dancing Square Dancing, Connie Webers Tilt Your Kilt Highland Dance

846-8806 843-5040 846-5854 843-5078 226-979-1455 843-2145 843-1986 787-4602

SPORTS & LEISURE

Badminton Club, Ross Langlands 843-3246 Baton Club - Superstars, Krista DiStasi 994-0639 Basketball (men’s) Doug Waran 846-1063 Basketball CW Celtics, Blake Cudmore 787-2963 Beach Volleyball, Tom Woods 846-2474 Belwood Sailing Club, Margaret Hull 821-9972 Break Away Sports, Julie Katerberg 846-9013 Centre Wellington Ball Hockey, J. Ranahan 994-0500 Cheerleading - Bears 226-971-1614 Curling Club, Elora 846-0440 Curling Club, Fergus 843-2641 Cycling Club, Nick Bachinski 787-0441 Elora rocks Lawn Bowling, Ev Robson 843-4319 Fergus Ball Hockey, Cary Valedis 846-2983 Fitness KickBoxing Fergus, J. Watson 837-5904 Fergus Model Flyers, Ken Graham 843-7411 Field Lacrosse, Mike Sealey 846-5365 Football, Chris Brown 787-0554 Friends of the Grand, Larry MacGratton 843-3102 Grand River Girls Hockey, Barry McKerracher 843-6218 Gymnastics Club, Ross Langlands 843-3246 Hard Ball, Elora & Fergus, R. Sorbara 846-9524 In-door Soccer 843-3360 In-Line Hockey, Doug Wagenaar 843-1246 Kayak Club, Wayne Donison 400-0858 Men’s Three Pitch, Elora, Ashley Woods 787-1888 Men’s Three Pitch, Fergus, P. Wallace 843-5047 Men’s Three Pitch, Fergus, D.Parkinson 846-5699 Mill Ridge Pony Club 787-0664 Minor Hardball, Gerry Hill 846-9811 Minor Hockey , C.W., Christine Cook 846-2407 Minor Lacrosse, C.W., Dean Harrison 846-9617 Minor Ball, Alma, Robert Held 848-5599 Minor Ball, Ctr. Wellington, David Jones 787-3784 Minor Softball, Fergus & Elora, Laura Abel 787-3877 Minor Softball, Ponsonby, Pat Kurtz 836-8466 Pickle Ball, David Oxley 829-1806 Ponsonby Rec. Club, Shirley Obergan 846-8113 Racquets Club 846-9910 Ringette, Nancy Harper 843-1116 Rugby Club, Joe Bowley 994-1137 Skating Club, Fergus, Evelyn Brown 787-0567 Skating Club, Elora, Betty Havasi 846-2271 Snowmobile Club Inc, Angela Ackroyd 836-8417 Soccer, F.E.D.S. 843-3360 Special Olympics, Ron Heiple 843-5197 Sychronized Skating, Barb Smith 843-6655 Swim Team, Leona Cook 787-2313 Tennis Club, 787-7003 Three Pitch, Elora,Tracee Fletcher 787-1170 Volleyball Co-Ed, Patti Duimering 763-9264 Women’s Industrial Ball, Laurie Brohman 824-2675 Please note: If the contact information is incorrect please call 519-843-2800

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Community Events DATE

MARCH

1 Mar 1 Mar 1 Mar 7 Mar 7 Mar 10 - 14 Mar 10 - 14 Mar 10 - 14 Mar 12 Mar 17 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 22 Mar 22 Mar 22 - 23 Mar 23 Mar 27 - 30 Mar 29 Mar 29 Mar 30 Mar

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Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, sponsored by Newdon Ind. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory - by Assembly Line Players What every Babysitter should know course PA Day Public Swim 2:00-3:30pm Bill Culp Productions presents Billy Joel & the Piano Man March Break Madness Day Camp - ages 5-10 years March Break Art Camps March Break at thte Museum Spring Swimming Registration Opens St. Patrick’s Day C.W. Sportsplex Blood Donor Clinic Elora Centre for the Arts Tea & Tour Elora Community Centre Leisure Show 6:00-8:00pm C.W. Community Sportsplex Leisure show 6:00-8:00pm Paquette Productions presents Elvis The Moments Emergency Level First Aid Level A CPR Standard Level First Aid Level C CPR Gallery Concert Series: Slide by Slide Wait Until Dark presented by Vision Theatre Elora Festival Paperback Book Sale Elora Skating Club - Annual Carnival Fergus Skating Club - Showtime

C.W. Community Sportsplex Fergus Grand Theatre St. John Ambulance C.W. Community Sportsplex Fergus Grand Theatre C.W. Community Sportsplex Elora Centre for the Arts Wellington County Museum C.W. Community Sportsplex Downtown Fergus C.W. Community Sportsplex Elora Centre for the Arts Elora Community Centre C.W. Community Sportsplex Fergus Grand Theatre St. John Ambulance St. John Ambulance Wellington County Museum Fergus Grand Theatre Book Depot 380 St. Andrew St. Elora Community Centre C.W. Community Sportsplex

519-843-2800 centrewellington.ca 519-787-1981 www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca 519-846-8704 www.sja.ca 519-843-2800 centrewellington.ca 519-787-1981 www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca 519-843-2800 centrewellington.ca 519-846-9698 www.eloracentreforthearts.ca 519-846-0916 www.wellington.ca/en/museum.asp 519-843-2800 centrewellington.ca 519-846-9841 elorafergus.ca 1-888-263-6283 www.blood.ca 519-846-9698 www.eloracentreforthearts.ca 519-843-2800 centrewellington.ca 519-843-2800 centrewellington.ca 519-787-1981 www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca 519-846-8704 sja.ca 519-846-8704 sja.ca 519-846-0916 www.wellington.ca/en/museum.asp 519-787-2324 www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca 519-846-0331 www.elorafestival.com 519-843-2800 www.eloraskatingclub.com 519-843-2800 www.fergusskaingclub.com

Elora Blood Donor Clinic C.W. Childrens Drama, ScurvyNayves Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, sponsored by Newdon Ind. What every babysitter should know course Elora Festival Singers Present “St. John Passion” C.W. Childrens Drama, Cruisin’ Elora Vintage & Anitque Show Tartan Day Gallery Concert Series: Cuerdas Quartet Tartan Day Historical Walking Tour Celsk Benefit - The Tribute Show C.W. Sportsplex Blood Donor Clinic Fergus & District Horticultural Society Member Meeting Elora United Church - Fundraiser Dinner/Silent Auction C.W. Easter Egg Hunt 9:00am - 12:00pm Hippity Hop 11:00am - 2:00pm Word Fest Emergency Level First Aid Level A CPR Gospel Elvis at Melville presented by Ralph Basset Standard Level First Aid and Level C CPR Centre Wellington Equine Show

Elora Community Centre Fergus Grand Theatre 519-787-1981 C.W. Community Sportsplex 519-843-2800 St. John Ambulance 519-846-8704 St. Joseph’s Church 519-846-0331 Fergus Grand Theatre 519-787-1981 Elora Community Centre 519-843-2800 Downtown Fergus 519-846-9841 Wellington County Museum 519-846-0916 Fergus 519-846-9841 Fergus Grand Theatre 519-787-1981 C.W. Community Sportsplex 1-888-263-6283 Victoria Park Senior Centre 226-369-0193 Elora Community Centre 519-843-2800 Bissell Park 519-846-9841 Downtown Fergus 519-846-9841 Elora Centre for the Arts 519-846-9698 St. John Ambulance 519-846-8704 Melville United Church 519-843-4852 St. John Ambulance 519-846-8704 C.W. Community Sportsplex 519-843-2800

www.blood.ca www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca centrewellington.ca www.sja.ca www.elorafestival.com www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca centrewellington.ca elorafergus.ca www.wellington.ca/en/museum.asp elorafergus.ca www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca www.blood.ca www.gardenontario.org/site.php/fergushs centrewellington.ca elorafergus.ca elorafergus.ca www.eloracentreforthearts.ca sja.ca sja.ca centrewellington.ca

Fergus & District Horticultural Society

Plant Sale

Saturday, May 10 8:00am - 11:00am Stonehouse at Sporsplex

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Garden Tour

Sunday, June 22 12:30 - 4:30pm,rain or shine Maps available at: www.gardenontario.org/site.php/fergushs

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Community Events DATE

EVENT

APRIL

27 Apr Grand Taste 27 Apr - 11 May Elora Community Theatre presents Narnia

MAY

3 May 3 - 4 May 3 May 4 May 7-9 May 10 May 10 May 10 May 10 May 15 May 20 May 21 May 24 - 25 May 24 May 24 May 24 May 24 - 25 May 25 May 28 May 30 - 31 May 31 May

What every babysitter should know course Elora Festival Book Sale Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, sponsored by Newdon Ind. Dollhouse Miniatures Show and Sale Fergus Lion’s Club Home and Leisure Show Artcetera Best Blooming Plant Sale Fergus & District Horticultural Society - plant sale Crime Stoppers Mulch Sale C.W. Chamber’s Awards of Excellence C.W. Sportsplex Blood Donor Clinic Fergus & District Horticultural Society Member Meeting Belwood Lions Pike Derby Food Cycle Ride Skyburst Elora Emergency Level First Aid Level A CPR Standard Level First Aid and Level C CPR Elora Writers’ Festival C.W. Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting Halton Hills Rams Master Lacross Club Goat’s Classic Tournament Spring Wellington Rural Romp

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INFO

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Grand River Raceway Fergus Grand Theatre

519-846-5455 519-787-1981

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St. John Ambulance 519-846-8704 www.sja.ca Elora Curling Club 519-846-0331 wwww.elorafestival.com C.W. Community Sportsplex 519-843-2800 centrewellington.ca C.W. Community Sportsplex 519-843-2800 centrewellington.ca C.W. Community Sportsplex 519-843-2800 centrewellingotn.ca Elora Centre for the Arts 519-846-9698 www.eloracentreforthearts.ca C.W. Community Sportsplex 519-843-2800 centrewellington.ca The Stone House 226-369-0193 www.gardenontario.org/site.php/fergushs C.W. Community Sportsplex 519-846-5371 info@crimestoppersguelphwelligton.com Fergus Grand Theatre 519-843-5140 centrewellington.ca C.W. Community Sportsplex 1-888-263-6283 www.blood.ca Victoria Park Senior Centre 226-369-0193 www.gardenontario.org/site.php/fergushs Belwood Conservation Area 519-843-2979 www.grandriver.ca Elora Public School 519-846-5999 ww.ugdsb.on.ca/elora/ Grand River Raceway 519-846-5455 grandriverraceway.com St. John Ambulance 519-846-8704 sja.ca St. John Ambulance 519-846-8704 sja.ca Elora Centre for the Arts 519-846-9698 www.eloracentreforthearts.ca C.W. Chamber of Commerce 519-843-5140 centrewellington.ca C.W. Community Sportsplex 519-843-2800 centrewellington.ca Wellington County www.guelphwellingtonlocalfood.ca

JUNE

1 June Halton Hills Rams Master Lacross Club Goat’s Classic Tournament C.W. Community Sportsplex 519-843-2800 centrewellington.ca 1 June Planet Youth Extravaganza Gorge Cinema 519-846-0191 www.gorgecinema.ca 1 June Planet Youth Extravaganza - Historical Walking Tour Elora Information Centre 519-846-9841 elorafergus.ca 5 June Elora Blood Donor Clinic Elora Community Centre 1-888-263-6283 www.blood.ca 6 June Wingfield Unbound Fergus Grand Theatre 519-787-1981 fergusgrandtheatre.ca Saturdays Elora Farmers Market Bissell Park 519-843-2800 centrewellington.ca 7 Jun Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, Sponsored by Newdon Ind. C.W. Community Sportsplex 519-843-2800 centrewellington.ca 17 Jun C.W. Sportsplex Blood Donor Clinic C.W. Community Sportsplex 1-888-263-6283 www.blood.ca 18 Jun Fergus & District Horticultural Society Member Meeting Victoria Park Senior Centre 226-369-0193 www.gardenontario.org/site.php/ fergushs 18 Jun 16th Annual C.W. Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Ariss Valley Golf & Country Club 519-843-5140 centrewelligton.ca 20-22 Jun Flea Market and Car Show C.W. Community Sportsplex 519-843-2800 centrewellington.ca 21 Jun Doors Open Elora and Fergus Various Location 519-846-9841 elorafergus.ca 21 Jun Doors Open Historical Walking Tour Fergus Starts at Fergus Library 519-846-9841 elorafergus.ca 22 Jun Fergus Horticultural Society Garden Tour Various Locations around Fergus elorafergus.ca

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Tennis Instruction and Swim lessons that include Swim to Survive Skills

Week 1:* Week 2: Week 3: Week 4: Week 5:* Week 6: Week 7:

Jun. 30 - July 4 July 7 - 11 July 14 - 18 July 28 - Aug 1 Aug. 5 - 8 Aug. 11 - 15 Aug. 18 - 22

Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm 5 day camp $158.00 *4 day camp $127.50 This series of one-week camps is designed and placed around various themes each week for ages 5-10 years. Activities include plenty of outdoor fun, active games, arts & crafts, tennis and swimming! Our ratio is 1:8. All staff have First Aid, CPR and have attended leadership training camp offered at the C.W. Community Sportsplex. For more information call 519. 843.2800 or visit our website at: www.centrewellington.ca www.centrewellington.ca

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Township Of Centre Wellington

How to Register for programs

Registration begins Wednesday Mar. 12th

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Centre Wellington Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus

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All you need is your family PIN Number, and Visa or Master Card number. www.centrewellington.ca/programABLE a $2.00 convenience fee will be added

BY MAIL: Township of Centre Wellington Parks & Recreation Department, P.O. Box 58, Elora, ON N0B 1S0

BY FAX:

(519) 843-2565 Visa or Master Card Payments only

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Refunds: 1. A full refund will be issued for all courses cancelled by the Township.

Payment fees: We accept cheques, money orders, cash, debit, Visa or Master Card. We have calculated the HST and included it in our fees where applicable. There is a $45.00 fee for NSF cheques. Please note: Registrations and bookings will not be accepted on those accounts that have an outstanding balance. No post dated cheques are accepted.

4. Pro-rated refunds will be issued for medical reasons only with a doctors certificate. (A minimum $20.00 or 15% administration fee will apply.)

2. Request for refunds must be received 5 business days prior to program start date. A minimum $20.00 or 15% administrative fee is deducted from the refund. 3. No refunds will be issued if requests are made less t hen 5 business days prior to the course start date.

5. Transfers will be accepted prior to the third class. N o transfers will take place beyond the 3rd class of a session. 6. No refunds will be issued for senior’s bus trips. Disclaimer: Precautions have been taken to ensure correct information, however, if an error occurs with pricing in this book, our registration system will be taken as the correct fee.

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Completing your registration Form: Please complete the form in its entirety. If your program identifies other days or times that may be alternatives for you, enter them as your second choices. This will avoid delays in processing if your first choice is full. All registrations will be processed on a first come first serve basis. Registration that are dropped off in person, emailed or faxed before registration starts will be processed at the end of the first day of registration.

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When you have your account set up:

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registration policies

Program Cancellations: Register early to avoid disappointment. Delayed registration may result in program cancellation. If your class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you may transfer to another program, subject to availability, or receive a full refund.

Contact the community Sportsplex before registration day to get your family set up on our registration program, 519-843-2800. This will speed up the process on the first day. It will also enable you to register using programable on the internet. * The recommended Browser is Internet Explorer to register online.

From the website, you can then register for any activity. It’s easy, simply; 1. Search the current activities. 2. Click on any activity name and hit “Add to my cart” 3. Login with your Login ID and Password 4. Select the family member(s) who will participate in the activity and answer any questions or add comments 5. Click on Check Out to submit payment information. 6. Hit “Continue” twice to confirm your order 7. Click “Ok” on the security notice, complete your credit card payment (MasterCard or Visa), and hit “Continue” (note: you can print your receipt)

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Township of Centre Wellington Township Of Centre Wellington

Registration Form

Registration Form PART A: Family Information - please print clearly Adult Last Name:

Adult First Name:

Address

Apt#

City

Postal Code

Home Phone #

Email

Cell Phone #

Bus. Phone #

Participant Medical Conditions

Emergency Contact Name

Home Phone #

Cell Phone #

Relationship

PART B: PARTICIPANT Information - Can be used for more than 1 family member/If program is full applicant will be waitlisted First Name Birth Date mm/dd/yr Sex M/F 1. PARTICIPANT Last Name Program Name (Choice1)

Start Date

Time

Fee

Program Name

Start Date

Time

Fee

2. PARTICIPANT Last Name

First Name

Program Name

Start Date

Time

Fee

Program Name

Start Date

Time

Fee

3. PARTICIPANT Last Name

First Name

Program Name

Start Date

Time

Fee

Program Name

Start Date

Time

Fee

PART D: Waiver

Birth Date mm/dd/yr

Birth Date mm/dd/yr

Sex M/F

Sex M/F

PART E: Method of Payment

Disclaimer: Cash

Cheque

Debit

MasterCard

Visa

I, _________________________________________________

Cheques payable to:Township of Centre Wellington Card # hereby release the Centre Wellington Parks & Recreation Department from all damages arising from any accidents or injury which is caused by or arises from participation of the applicant hereon or during any program or in any facility where a program is being held.

Expiry Date

Total: $

Card Holders Name (please print) Parent/Guardian's Signature:

Signature:

Date:

Cancellation Policy: A minimum of $20.00 or 15% administration fee will apply to all cancellations. No cancellations are accepted within 5 business days of course start date.

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Aquatics Pool Information DID YOU KNOW...? Diapers As a courtesy to all we request and require that all individuals who are not toilet trained wear specially designed swimming diapers. The Aquatic Centre has both disposable and reusable swim diapers available at our administration desk. The Sportsplex stocks swim diapers in infant, child, youth, and adult sizes.

Private Rentals A private pool rental is a great way to celebrate a birthday, or host a special event. Rental times are available Saturdays and Sundays from 4:00pm-5:00pm. Starting in April our main pool is available from 6:007:00pm on Saturdays. Please call the Supervisor of Aquatic Services (519-843-2800) for more information.

Family Swim Passes The Township offers an Annual Family Swim Pass. This is valid for all drop in swims (lane, public, family, adult leisure, special needs, and parent & tot). The cost is $365/ year. We have numerous other passes for Adults and Seniors for a variety of other programs. Please call (519) 843-2800 for more information.

Spectators Spectators are welcome to watch from the spectator gallery. Viewing lessons from the pool deck is not permitted.

Feeding your children before swimming: Children may experience nausea while swimming after eating a large meal. Please give your child ample time to digest their food before swimming. Please do not feed your child a large meal just prior to swimming. Financial Assistance for Swimming Lessons: For families looking for additional support, there is funding available through the Canadian Tire Jump Start Program. This program offers funding for swimming lessons and minor sports activities. For further information or how to apply, contact the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington at (519) 826-9551. Free Public Swimming NEWDON INDUSTRIES LTD PUBLIC SWIM will provide free admission to the first 40 children and youth entering the 2:00pm to 3:55pm public swim on the first Saturday of each month Gift Ideas Looking for gift ideas? Why not purchase swim tickets or passes for Aquatic programs? Inquire by phone (519) 843-2800. Photos / Videos Patrons wishing to use video cameras or other photographic devices, including camera phones and personal digital assistants during registered or supervised Township programs may take photographs only of children / patrons in their care. Every attempt must be made to limit or eliminate other patrons from being filmed in the background. Pool Temperatures We have 3 different pools on our deck. They are maintained at the following temperatures: Main – 28 Celsius (82 Fahrenheit) Leisure – 33.5 Celsius (92 Fahrenheit) Whirl Pool – 38 Celsius (100 Fahrenheit)

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Strollers Due to their size, and the possibility of restricting change room exits, unattended strollers are to be left outside of the change rooms. Strollers are not to be on the pool deck. We apologize for the inconvenience, however we need to ensure all exits and the pool deck are maintained free of obstructions in case an evacuation is required. Swimming Lesson information: Cancelled Classes: Classes with low enrolment will be cancelled approximately 1 week before programs start. Register early to avoid disappointment. Deck Supervisor: During swimming lessons there is a deck supervisor who oversees all the lessons. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress they are available to answer your questions. Family Lessons: We offer an alternative format of swimming lessons on Thursday mornings, Monday, Tuesday Friday and Saturday evenings called “Family Lessons”. You can coordinate all your children’s lessons’ to take place at the same time. PLEASE NOTE: In order to coordinate this, instructors will teach multi level classes. Lessons will be 45 minutes in length to provide additional practice time for swimmers. Missed Classes: If you miss a scheduled lesson we are unable to make them up. Not sure what level to register in? Please call the Sportsplex (519) 843-2800 to arrange a time for a FREE SKILLS ASSESSMENT by one of our Aquatic Staff. Private Lessons Private lessons run in the same 9 lesson format as all other lessons. If this doesn’t fit your schedule, we do offer “one time” private lessons. When registering online for semi private lessons you can register 1 child online which will reserve the lesson for you. You need to contact the Sportsplex to register the 2nd child. For more information call the Supervisor of Aquatic Services, (519) 843-2800.

Swim Lesson Progressions Did you know your child may repeat a level multiple times before completing all of the requirements successfully? When registering your children please ensure you register them in the correct level. Swimming skills build from one level to the next. If your child hasn’t completed a level, they will not have the skills they need for the next level. Swim Lesson Report Cards Your child will receive a booklet that will track their progress throughout their swimming levels. Please bring your child’s report card to their first class and give it to their instructor. If your child is not present for the last swim lesson you can pick up their report card at the front administration counter at the Sportsplex. Transfers You can switch classes prior to the start of the third lesson if there is space available.

NEW FOR SPRING We’ve made some changes for the Spring session. Please look through the aquatic section for more details. Swimming Lesson: We have added additional swimming lessons on Saturday afternoons from 4:15-5:45pm. Swim Changes: We have continued Deep Water Running and Water Walking times in the pool during the morning on weekdays. Drop in lane swim will start at 9:30am on Tuesdays. There is no drop in lane swim on Thursday mornings. During Friday evening public swims the slide will be open from 6:30-7:30. Summer Programs: We will continue to offer our summer family swim passes at a cost of $100.00 and individual (child or youth) passes at a cost of $40.00. These passes will be valid from June 28th – September 1st. Summer Swimming Lesson Sessions: This summer we will be offering our swimming lessons in a variety of formats. Our session dates for the summer are as follows: Daily lessons (every day for 2 weeks between 8:4511:45am): Session 1 June 30- July 11, Session 2 July 14-24, Session 3 July 28-Aug. 8, Session 4 Aug. 11-21. Twice a week lessons (Tues. and Thurs. 4:00-6:00): July 3-31, and Aug. 5-28 Once a week lessons: Mon. 4:00-8:00pm June 30 – Aug. 25, Wed. 4:00-8:00pm July 2 – Aug. 27, Thurs. 8:00-8:45am July 3- Aug. 28, Fri. 4:00-6:15 June 27 – Aug. 29, Sat. 10:00-11:30 June 28 – Aug. 30, Sun. 5:00-7:00 June 22 – Aug. 31.

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Aquatics Pool Information SWIMMING ADMITTANCE & SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS In order to ensure adequate supervision and to identify children at greater risk, the Township of Centre Wellington is now issuing wristbands during public and family swim sessions. All children require a wristband to access public and family swims. Ask facility staff for more information.

AGE 5 & UNDER

ADMISSION POLICY:

Parents must be within arms reach at all times in shallow water. Admission Requirements: Always accompanied (parent/guardian 12+) Adult : Child Ratio: 1:2 Band Colour: RED

AGE 5 & UNDER

Competent Swimmer

Successfully completed facility swim test. Child can use water slide & swim in deep areas. Admission Requirements: Always accompanied (parent/guardian 12+) Adult : Child Ratio: 1:2 Band Colour: YELLOW

AGE 6 - 9 Did not pass facility swim test. Parents must be within arms reach at all times in shallow water. Admission Requirements: Always accompanied (parent/guardian 12+) Adult : Child Ratio: 1:2, 1:4 wearing life jackets Band Colour: RED

AGE 6 - 9

Competent Swimmer

Successfully completed facility swim test. Admission Requirements: Parent/Guardian remains in facility Adult : Child Ratio: N/A Band Colour: GREEN

AGE 10+ If not competent swimmer will be required to stay in shallow water. Admission Requirements: No adult supervision required. Adult : Child Ratio: N/A Band Colour: GREEN Each ratio indicates the maximum number of children that one responsible person (aged 12 or older) is able to supervise. Parent/guardian must be in proper bathing attire, in the water, actively participating within arms reach at all times.

High-Risk Participants High-risk participants must be in a ratio of 1:1. High-risk participants are defined as those who have a condition or illness that may put them at risk in an aquatic environment (e.g. frequent seizures, fainting conditions, etc) and those who are unable to control behaviour or impulses and require direct supervision.

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Children under the age of 10 years may not be admitted to the swimming pool unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 12 years of age and are responsible for their direct supervision with a maximum of 2 children for each parent or guardian. The ratio of non-swimmer to parents or guardian may be increased for children aged 6-9 to a maximum of four bathers to one parent or guardian if life jackets are worn by all non-swimmers in their charge. Children between the ages of 6 & 9 who are swimmers (pass the facility swim test) may be admitted to the swimming pool unaccompanied. Parents/guardian must be present for the swim test, and remain in the facility for the duration of the swim.

SWIM TEST CRITERIA Tread water 20 seconds, front swim 10 metres, tread water 20 seconds, front swim 15 metres. Must make an attempt at over arm recovery with a near horizontal body position. Lifeguards reserve the right to have any swimmer complete the swim test to determine competency to use the deep area of the pool. Parent/Guardian must be present for the swim test and remain in the facility for the duration of the swim.

SWIM TEST CARDS Patrons that have successfully completed the swim test will receive a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Swim Test Cardâ&#x20AC;?. Upon future visits to the facility children can present the swim test card to reception staff when paying for the swims and will receive the appropriate colour wristband. A parent / caregiver must be in the facility during the swim. If you forget your swim test card you will be required to complete the swim test again. If at any time a patron with a swim test card is unable to complete the swim test their swim test card will be revoked.

SWIM ADMISSION PRICES Infant (up to 12 months): FREE Child (1-5 years) One Time: $2.25 10 Swim Tickets: $16.50 Youth (6-17 years) One Time: $3.25 10 Swim Tickets: $27.25 Adult (18-55 years) One Time: $4.50 10 Swim Tickets: $38.50 Senior (55 + years) One Time: $4.00 10 Swim Tickets: $32.25 Family (max 4 people, additional members $1.50) One Time: $10.00 10 Swim Tickets: $90.00

AQUAFIT ADMISSION PRICES

Adult (18-55 years) One Time: $7.25 10 Tickets: $65.25 Senior (55 + years) One Time: $6.50 10 Tickets: $58.25

SWIM MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION Adult (18-55 years) 6 Months: $251.50 One Year: $348.50 Senior (55 + years) 6 Months: $212.75 One Year: $290.00 Family Swim Pass - $365.00 (2 Adults, 4 Children) Valid for all Swims, Lane, Public, Family, Adult Leisure, Special Needs and Parent & Tot.

AQUAFIT MEMBERSHIP Adult (18-55 years) 6 Months: $331.50 One Year: $583.50 Senior (55 + years) 6 Months: $271.00 One Year: $504.50 Holiday/Special Event Schedule

Lane Swim/ Parent & Tot/ Special Needs 11:45am - 1:00pm Family Swim 1:05-3:55pm Public Swim 2:00-3:55pm

Fees include HST. Patrons with a Swim or Aquafit Membership recieve a 3 month locker rental FREE . (deposit still applies). Please note lockers are available to rent on a monthly basis. A $20 refundable deposit is required. Lockers are $5 a month. Memberships can be purchased for shorter time frames, (1, 2, 3, 4 month periods). Please inquire at the Sportsplex for costs. Page 15


Aquatics These swim times will be in effect from Mon. April 14th until Fri. June 27th. Our admission policy is in effect for all swims. Please make note of these additional schedule changes:

Pool Swim Schedule - Spring 2014

Holiday Hours: Monday May 19 (Victoria Day), the Aquatic Centre will have “Holiday Hours”. (Lane Swim, Parent & Tot/Special Needs Swims from 11:45-1:00pm; Family Swim 1:00-3:55pm; Public Swim 2:003:55pm) School Board PA Days: Friday June 6th the afternoon Adult Leisure, Parent and Tot Swim (2:00-3:30pm) will be combined with a Public Swim. The slide will be closed. March Break: Monday March 10th - Friday March 14th there will be Public Swimming from 2:00-3:55pm every day. The Waterslide will

MON WHIRLPOOL

LANE SWIM

Deep Water Running

6:30-8:30 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 8:45-9:30 PM

TUES

WED

9:30-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 8:45-9:30 PM

6:30-8:30 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 8:45-9:30 PM

10:45-11:45 AM

Water Walking 9:45-10:45 AM (Shallow end) PUBLIC SWIM

9:45-10:45 AM

ADULT LEISURE SWIM

9:30-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 8:45-9:30 PM

Newdon Public Swims: On the first Saturday of each month the first 40 children and youth will be admitted free of charge to the 2:003:55pm public swim, courtesy of Newdon Industries ltd. (May 3, June 7).

Schedule Changes: Friday April 18th (Good Friday) and

Monday April 21 (Easter Monday) the pool is closed. Saturday June 21st the Lane Swim and the Parent & Tot/Special Needs Swim from 11:451:00pm will be cancelled.

FRI

SAT

6:30-8:30 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 11:45-3:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 6:30-7:55 PM

6:30-8:30 AM 6:30-8:30 AM 6:30-8:30 AM 9:00-11:45 AM 9:30-11:45 AM 9:00-11:45 AM 9:00-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 11:45-12:55 PM 11:45-12:55 PM 11:45-12:55 PM 11:45-12:55 PM 11:45-1:00 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 1:00-3:55 PM 8:00-8:45 PM 8:00-8:45 PM 8:00-8:45 PM 8:00-8:45 PM 6:30-7:55 PM 8:45-9:30 PM 8:45-9:30 PM 8:45-9:30 PM 8:45-9:30 PM For Lane Swims in BOLD, the pool is shared with other programs. At least 1 lane will be available for swimming lengths 10:45-11:45 AM

PARENT & TOT SWIM

THURS

close at 3:00pm. There will an Adult Leisure swim on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00-2:00pm.

12:00-1:00 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 2:00-3:30 PM

FAMILY SWIM SPECIAL 12:00-1:00 PM NEEDS SWIM 2:00-3:30 PM

10:00-12:00 PM

11:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 2:00-3:30 PM

11:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM

11:45-3:55 PM

11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM

9:45-10:45 AM

11:00-12:55 PM 6:00-7:55 PM

*6:30-7:55pm

2:00-3:55 PM

2:00-3:55 PM

12:00-1:00 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 2:00-3:30 PM

11:45-1:00 PM

11:45-1:00 PM

1:00-3:55 PM

1:00-3:55 PM

11:45-1:00 PM

11:45-1:00 PM

10:00-12:00 PM

SUN

11:00-12:55 PM 6:00-7:55 PM

12:00-1:00 PM 2:00-3:30 PM

SWIM DESCRIPTIONS Lane Swim

The Main pool is open for swimmers of any age to swim lengths. For Lane Swims in Bold only one or two lanes are available for lane swimming and other programs will continue to run in the remainder of the pool. Get in shape by swimming and join the “In motion” Swim Challenge! For more details ask our staff at the Sportsplex!

Deep Water Running

Two lanes in the main pool will be dedicated to deep water running. Enjoy the physical benefits of running without the impact on your joints. This is not an instructed program.

Water Walking

The shallow area of the pool is open for water walking. Enjoy the physical benefits of walking without the impact on your joints. This is not an instructed program.

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Public Swim

Family Swim

Parent and Tot Swim

Special Needs Swim

Come enjoy time in the pool. All the pools and the water slide are open. A lane will be designated for those wanting to swim lengths. Admission policy is in effect for all swims. * Friday evenings the water slide will be closing at 7:30pm** Parents or caregivers can come and swim with their children in our leisure pool. Children are to be accompanied by an adult. These swims are combined with our Special Needs Swims. Please note, during some morning swims the leisure pool may be shared with our Diaperfit program for 15 minutes of the swim.

Adult Leisure Swim

Adults can come to enjoy “unstructured” swimming in the main pool. Two lanes are designated for those wanting to swim lengths. The Whirlpool is available for these swims.

Come enjoy time in the pool as a family. All the pools are open, the waterslide will open at 2:00. Children are to be accompanied by an adult. A lane will be designated for those wanting to swim lengths. The last 2 hours of these swims will be combined with public swimming. This swim takes place in our leisure pool (the slide does not run). Our leisure pool is maintained at 33.5 degrees (92F). Caregivers volunteering their time to help a person with special needs is admitted free (1 caregiver per person). Adults, seniors, and children are welcome. These swims are combined with parent and tot swims. Please note, during some morning swims the leisure pool may be shared with our Diaperfit program for 15 minutes of the swim.

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Aquafit Schedule - Spring 2014

These Aquafit times will be in effect from Monday April 14th - Friday June 27th. All Classes are led by Certified instructors. Pre registered Aquafit classes are listed below. Classes cancelled: Friday April 18th (Good Friday), Monday April 21st (Easter Monday), and Monday May 19th (Victoria day)

GENERAL AQUAFIT DEEP WATER AQUAFIT

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

9:00-9:45 AM 8:00-8:45 PM

8:45-9:30 AM 8:00-8:45 PM

9:00-9:45 AM 8:00-8:45 PM

8:45-9:30 AM 8:00-8:45 PM

9:00-9:45 AM

10:00-10:45 AM

10:00-10:45 AM

10:00-10:45 AM

10:00-10:45 AM

10:00-10:45 AM

REHABILITATION 1:00-1:45 PM AQUAFIT ARTHRITIS AQUAFIT

9:00-9:45 AM 10:00-10:45 AM

FRI

10:00-10:45 AM 1:00-1:45 PM 7:00-7:45 PM

10:00-10:45 AM

9:00-9:45 AM 1:00-1:45 PM

9:00-9:45 AM 10:00-10:45 AM

9:00-9:45 AM 1:00-1:45 PM

PRE-REGISTERED AQUAFIT - Spring 2014 Pre registered Aquafit programs allow our instructors to build more personalized programs. Classes are free for participants with aquafit memberships, but registration is required. See Class descriptions above.

MON

TUES

WED

START/END DATE Apr. 14 - Jun. 23 April 21 & May 19 Cancellations 9 Classes Classes Arthritis Aquafit

FRI

COST

Apr. 25 - Jun. 27

11 Classes

10 Classes

11:00-11:45 AM

Arthritis Aquafit Diaperfit

THURS

Apr. 16 - Jun. 25

11:15-12:00 PM

COST

ADULT

SENIOR

$58.75

$52.45

$65.25

$58.25

11:15-12:00 PM

Diaperfit

11:00-11:45 AM

AQUAFIT DESCRIPTIONS General Aquafit Use the resistance of water to assist in a quality low impact workout. The option of deep water aquafit will be made available to those interested in it. Deep Water Aquafit Enjoy the benefits of an aquafit workout with no impact on joints. Floatation belts are provided, comfort in deep water is required. Rehabilitation Aquafit These classes, taught in our warm leisure pool can assist with recovery, increase flexibility and range of motion much faster and with less stress on the body than a typical post rehabilitation exercise class.

(Classes geared to adults 18yrs+)

Arthritis Aquafit This class is specifically designed for those dealing with Arthritis. These classes are taught in our warm leisure pool. Exercising in warm water can maintain and improve your mobility through range of motion exercises. Diaperfit A pre registered aquafit class designed for parents and their babies (children must have established neck support). The first 30 minutes is an Aquafit class in the main pool for the parent. (Babies float in a specially designed boat beside their parent). The last 15 minutes is spent in the leisure pool and is a structured parent and tot class. Pre registration is required.

$92.00

family swim pass

(2 adults, 4 children) one year: $365.00

Valid for all Swims (Lane, Public, Family, Adult Leisure, Special Needs and Parent & Tot swims)

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Aquatics 1. STARFISH (4-12 MONTHS) $

66.00

Babies experience buoyancy, movement, entries, songs and play in the water. Parents and caregivers learn age-specific water safety.

2. DUCK (12-24 MONTHS) $

66.00

Swimming Preschool 4. OTTER

(30 MON - 6 YEARS) $

Parent/ caregiver participation is required, with the goal of no parent participation by the end of the session. Swimmers work toward assisted floats and glides, developing ageappropriate water safety skills, opening their eyes under water and a 1 metre distance swim.

5. SEA OTTER (3 - 6 YEARS) $

Toddlers learn how to use floating objects for support and build confidence through different water movements, games, songs and active water play. The parent/caregiver also learns age-specific water safety.

3. SEA TURTLE (24-36 MONTHS) $

66

.00

66.00

(3 - 6 YEARS) $

6. SALAMANDER (3 - 6 YEARS)

66.00

66.00

Swimmers will complete a 5 metre distance swim, increase the distance of their front and back glides with kick and complete unassisted roll-over glide, side glide and front swim. Swimmers will learn to support themselves at the surface for 5 seconds. Safety skills are focused on good judgement in, on and around the water and include deep-water skills and use of a Personal Flotation Device (PFD).

8. CROCODILE (3 - 6 YEARS) $

66.00

Using games and activities, swimmers learn to open their eyes under water, further develop basic floats and glides, and swim 1 metre.

$

7. SUNFISH

66.00

Swimmers will further develop their front and back glide with kick, as well as swim 5 metres on their front and back, perform a dolphin kick and begin using rhythmic breathing. They also progress with kicking drills and increase their swimming distance to 10 metres. Safety skills include jumping into deepwater and performing surface support for 10 seconds unassisted, recognizing when a swimmer needs help and using a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) in deep water.

9. WHALE

(3 - 6 YEARS) Parent/ caregiver and swimmer build on submersion, buoyancy and movement, front and back floats, combined skills, basic kicks, water play and songs while building independence.

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$ Using games and activities, swimmers learn to swim 2 metres unassisted, demonstrate basic floats by themselves and increase their distance on front and back glide. Assisted front swim and rollover glide are also included, and swimmers learn appropriate water safety skills such as how to jump into chest deep water and how to use a Personal Flotation Device (PFD).

66.00

Focus is on deep water skills, building endurance for front and back swims up to 7 metres and a 15m continuous swim. Swimmers will learn the sitting dive and increase their distance on front and back glide with kick. Safety skills include combination skills such jumping into deep water, swimming 5m, surface support for 20 seconds and returning to safety. Swimmers also learn to use throwing assists.

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Swimming Ages 5-13

RED CROSS SWIM KIDS $ 66.00 LEVEL 1

RED CROSS SWIM KIDS $ 73.00 LEVEL 5

RED CROSS SWIM KIDS $ 80.00 LEVEL 8

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

Swimmers learn and complete 15 metres of back crawl, demonstrate 15 metres of front crawl while further developing their technique and are introduced to whip kick on their backs. Swimmers build deep water confidence through stride dives and a minute of treading water. An introduction to safe boating skills is also included. Endurance is developed through a 50 metre swim.

This level is an introduction to breast stroke and feetfirst surface dives. Swimmers learn about the dangers of open water, hypothermia, the performance of rescue breathing on children and adults, and standing shallow dives. Swimmers participate in timed treading water activities using the eggbeater skill for 3 minutes. Endurance is built on a 300 metre swim. Front crawl and back crawl distances are increased to 75 metres each.

RED CROSS SWIM KIDS $ 66.00 LEVEL 2 Swimmers focus on building on skills learned in Swim Kids 1, including rhythmic breathing, front and back floats, front, back and side glides with kick and rollover glides. Swimmers work on the 5 metre front swim and learn about deep-water activities and proper use of a Personal Flotation Device (PFD). Fitness activities include the 10 metre flutter kick and a 10 metre distance swim.

RED CROSS SWIM KIDS $ 66.00 LEVEL 3 This level provides an introduction to diving. Deep water skills such as changing direction, 20 seconds of surface support and deep water floats are introduced. Endurance is achieved by building strength in the flutter kick, a 10 metre front swim and a 15 metre swim.

RED CROSS SWIM KIDS $ 66.00 LEVEL 4 This level builds proper front crawl technique through at 10 metre front crawl swim and introduces the back swim with shoulder roll for 15 metres. Swimmers work on kneeling dives, 45 seconds of surface support in deep water and developing a greater sense of selfsafety by understanding their own limits. Endurance is built through a 25 metre swim.

If your child took Red Cross Swim Preschool: Starfish Level Duck Level Sea Turtle Level Otter Level Sea Otter Level Salamander Level Sunfish Level Sunfish Level Crocodile Level Crocodile Level Whale Level Whale Level

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RED CROSS SWIM KIDS $ 73.00 LEVEL 6

RED CROSS SWIM KIDS $ 80.00 LEVEL 9

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

This level refines the front and back crawls as swimmers perform 100 metres of each. Elementary back stroke and breast stroke are refined. Swimmers are challenged to travel using just their legs for support for 3 minutes. They also work on head-first surface dives and learn about wise choices, peer influences and selfrescue from ice. Endurance is built through a 400 metre swim.

RED CROSS SWIM KIDS $ 80.00 LEVEL 7

RED CROSS SWIM KIDS $ 80.00 LEVEL 10

This level builds skills and endurance for the front and back crawls as swimmers perform 50 metres of each. Elementary back stroke technique is developed through a 25 metres swim and whip kick on the front is introduced. Swimmers learn about airway and breathing obstructions, reaching assists and stride entries. Swimming endurance is increased to a 150 metre swim.

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

And the level was marked:

Then enroll them in Red Cross:

Complete or Incomplete Complete or Incomplete Complete or Incomplete Complete or Incomplete Complete or Incomplete Complete or Incomplete Incomplete Complete Incomplete Complete Incomplete Complete

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Aquatics

Spring 2014 Swimming Lesson Schedule

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

START/END DATE

April 14 - June 23

April 15 - June 10

April 16 - June 11

April 17 - June 12

April 11 - June 13

CANCELLATIONS

April 21, May 19

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ADAPTED AQUATICS

PRIVATE LESSONS

5:30-6:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM

STARFISH

5:30-6:00 PM

DUCK

6:30-7:00 PM

SEA TURTLE

6:00-6:30 PM

OTTER

5:00-5:30 PM

4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM SALAMANDER 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM 4:00-4:45 PM SUNFISH 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM 4:00-4:45 PM CROCODILE 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM 4:00-4:45 PM WHALE 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM

SEA OTTER

SAT Apr. 12 - June 14 April 19

SUN Apr. 13 - Jun. 15 April 20

9:00 - 9:30 AM

5:30-6:00 PM 7:30-8:00 PM

9:00-9:30 AM 4:15-4:45 PM 4:45-5:15 PM 5:15-5:45 PM 11:00-11:30 AM

5:00-5:30 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM 6:30-7:00 PM 7:00-7:30 PM 7:30-8:00 PM

5:00-5:30 PM

9:00-9:30 AM

6:00-6:30 PM

4:30-5:00 PM

10:30-11:00 AM

5:30-6:00 PM

4:00-4:30 PM

9:00-9:30 AM

9:00-9:45 AM 3:00-3:45 PM 4:00-4:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM

4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM

9:30-10:00 AM 4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM 6:30-7:00 PM 7:00-7:30 PM

9:00-9:45 AM 3:00-3:45 PM 4:00-4:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM

4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM

3:45-4:30 PM 4:30-5:15 PM 5:15-6:00 PM

10:00-10:30 AM 4:30-5:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM

9:00-9:45 AM 3:00-3:45 PM

4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM

3:45-4:30 PM 4:30-5:15 PM 5:15-6:00 PM

10:30-11:00 AM 5:00-5:30 PM 6:30 -7:00 PM

9:00-9:45 AM 3:00-3:45 PM

4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM

3:45-4:30 PM 4:30-5:15 PM 5:15-6:00 PM

11:00-11:30 AM 7:00 -7:30 PM

9:00-9:45 AM 3:00-3:45 PM

4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM

9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM 4:15-5:00 PM 5:00-5:45 PM 9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM 4:15-5:00 PM 5:00-5:45 PM 9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM 4:15-5:00 PM 5:00-5:45 PM 9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM 4:15-5:00 PM 5:00-5:45 PM 9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM 4:15-5:00 PM 5:00-5:45 PM

5:30-6:00 PM 6:30-7:00 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 6:30-7:00 PM

3:45-4:15 PM 4:15-4:45 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 4:45-5:15 PM 4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 12:00-12:30 PM 6:00 - 6:30 PM 12:30-1:00 PM 6:30 - 7:00 PM 5:30-6:00 AM

4:30-5:00 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 6:30-7:00 PM 7:00-7:30 PM 4:00-4:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 6:00-6:30 PM 7:00-7:30 PM 5:30-6:00 PM

4:00-4:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 3:45-4:30 PM 4:30-5:15 PM 5:15-6:00 PM

4:30-5:00 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 6:30-7:00 PM 7:00-7:30 PM 9:00-9:30 AM 4:00-4:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM 6:30-7:00 PM

5:30-6:00 PM

3:45-4:30 PM 4:30-5:15 PM 5:15-6:00 PM

7:30-8:00 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 6:30-7:00 PM 7:30-8:00PM

3:00-3:30 PM 3:30-4:00 PM 4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 5:30-6:00 PM

5:00-5:30 PM 6:00-6:30 PM 6:30-7:00 PM

5:00-5:30 PM 6:00-6:30 PM 7:00-7:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 7:00-7:30 PM

6:00-6:30 PM

5:00-5:30 PM

For times listed in Bold, lessons are run in our “FAMILY LESSON” format. All levels are offered at the same time. Swimming levels will be combined and most lessons will be 45 minutes long. For ONLINE registration, these special classes will have a “family” designation beside them. Note: 45 minutes classes cost $73.00

INTRODUCTORY LIFESAVING COURSES

The Canadian Swim Patrol program provides enriched training for kids who are ready to go beyond learn-to-swim. The Swim Patrol program is an official training program of the Lifesaving Society – Canada’s Lifeguarding experts. These classes can be taken in conjunction with Red Cross Swim Kids levels. Classes: Sunday nights April 13 – June 15th 6:00-7:00pm ROOKIE PATROL - $80.00 Pre-requisite: Recommend completion of Swim Kids 7 Rookie Patrol features timed 100m swims, 350m workouts and swims with clothes. A work-hard play-hard approach develops swimming strength and efficiency with emphasis on personal responsibility for Water Smart behavior.

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RANGER PATROL- $80.00 Ranger Patrol features a timed 200m swim, 100m fitness medley and support/carrying a 5 lb weight. Content is challenging but achievable with effort. Skill drills enhance capability in the water including a non-contact rescue STAR PATROL - $80.00 Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Content features 300m swims, 600m workouts; swim with clothes; defense methods; support and carry 10lb weight. Scene assessment and a towing rescue are introduced. Star Patrol is excellent preparation for the Bronze Star Award.

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Spring 2014 Swimming Lesson Schedule

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

START/END DATE

April 14 - June 23

April 15 - June 10

April 16 - June 11

April 17 - June 12

April 11 - June 13

Apr. 12 - June 14

Apr. 13 - Jun. 15

CANCELLATIONS

April 21, May 19 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM 4:00-5:00 PM 7:00-8:00 PM 4:00-5:00 PM 7:00-8:00 PM 4:00-5:00 PM 7:00-8:00 PM 4:00-5:00 PM 7:00-8:00 PM

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April 19

April 20

SWIM KIDS 1

SWIM KIDS 2

SWIM KIDS 3

SWIM KIDS 4

SWIM KIDS 5

SWIM KIDS 6

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9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM 4:15-5:00 PM 5:00-5:45 PM 9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM 4:15-5:00 PM 5:00-5:45 PM 9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM 4:15-5:00 PM 5:00-5:45 PM 9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM 4:15-5:00 PM 5:00-5:45 PM 9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM 11:00-11:30 AM 4:15-5:00 PM 9:00-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM 4:15-5:00 PM

6:00-6:30 PM

9:30-10:30 AM 4:00-5:00 PM 9:30-10:30 AM 4:00-5:00 PM 9:30-10:30 AM 4:00-5:00 PM 9:30-10:30 AM 4:00-5:00 PM

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7:00-8:00 PM 7:00-8:00 PM 7:00-8:00 PM

For times listed in Bold, lessons are run in our “FAMILY LESSON” format. All levels are offered at the same time. Swimming levels will be combined and most lessons will be 45 minutes long. For ONLINE registration, these special classes will have a “family” designation beside them. Note: 45 minutes classes cost $73.00

What do I need to become an Instructor or Lifeguard? To Become a Lifeguard

To Become an Instructor

Bronze Medallion / Emergency First Aid – CPR B (Pre-requisite: 13 years of age OR Bronze Star)

Bronze Medallion / Emergency First Aid – CPR B (Pre-requisite: 13 years of age OR Bronze Star)

Bronze Cross (Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid)

Assistant Water Safety Instructor Course (AWSI) (Pre-requisite: 15 years of age)

Standard First Aid – CPR C (Must be from LSS, RC, ST. John, OR CDN Ski Patrol)

Volunteer Hours – 20 hours minimum Hours normally completed during AWSI course

National Lifeguard Service (NLS) (16 years of Age, Standard First Aid, Bronze Cross)

Red Cross / LSS Water Safety Instructors Course (16 years of age, AWSI Certification)

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Aquatics Additional Programs ADDITIONAL AQUATIC PROGRAMS ADAPTED AQUATICS- $66.00 Adapted aquatics is for children and youth with a physical or developmental disability who need 1:1 support to feel comfortable in the water and to progress in their swimming skills. Participants will be taught by an experienced aquatics instructor. See the Swimming Lesson Schedule for class days and times. AQUA TEENS 1 / AQUA ADULTS 1 Develop comfort in the water through the attainment of basic flotation, movement and breathing skills. AQUA TEENS 2 / AQUA ADULTS 2 Develop one or more swimming strokes and enhance water safety knowledge and rescue techniques.

AQUA TEENS 3 / AQUA ADULTS 3 Maintain or increase fitness through stroke improvement while swimming lengths. Candidates must be able to swim 2 strokes 100m each to start in this level. AQUA TEENS $75.00 Sundays 7:15-8:00pm April 13 - June 15 AQUA ADULTS $89.00 Sundays 7:15-8:00pm April 13 - June 15th

AQUA ADULTS $89.00 Thursdays 3:00-3:45 pm April 17 - June 12th PRIVATE LESSONS Private $177.00 for 9 lessons Semi Private $120.00 / child for 9 lessons One to one instruction to work on swimming challenges. Lessons are 30 minutes in length. For Semi Private lessons children must be within one level of each other. It is the responsibility of the swimmer to find a second participant. One time private lessons are available. For information call (519) 843-2800.

ADVANCED LEADERSHIP Please Note: 100% attendance is required for all leadership courses. Check your calendar to ensure you are able to attend all classes. Refunds will not be issued. BRONZE STAR / BASIC FIRST AID $97.50 Pre-requisite: Recommended age 12 Too young for Bronze Medallion? Get a head start by taking Bronze Star! Have lots of fun while learning first aid skills, life guarding techniques and swim training. Basic First Aid is included in the course. Dates: Course runs Thursdays 4:30- 6:00pm April 17th – June 12th BRONZE MEDALLION / EMERGENCY FIRST AID- $166.50 (Fee Includes Manual) Pre-requisite:13 years of age (prior to exam) or Bronze Star. This course develops physical fitness, decision making and judgment skills for water rescue. First aid, CPR, tows, carries and releases are some of the skills covered. Emergency First Aid certification is included in the course. Candidates must be present for the last class (exam). Dates: Course runs Thursdays 4:00-7:00pm April 17th – June 12th BRONZE CROSS - $166.50 (Includes CPR Mask) Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid This course builds on skills learned in Bronze Medallion and teaches the difference between lifeguarding and lifesaving, the principles of emergency procedures and teamwork. Candidates must be present for the last class (exam).

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Dates: Course runs Thursdays 4:00-7:00pm April 17th – June 12th ASSISTANT WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE (AWSI) $229.50 Pre-requisite: Bronze Cross, 15 years of age by the end of the course. 100% attendance is required. This certification course is a prerequisite to the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course. 8 Hours of assistant teaching is to be completed during the course, and is in addition to normal class time. Once certified, Assistant Water Safety Instructors have two years to become Water Safety Instructors. Dates: Summer 2014 NATIONAL LIFEGUARD RE-CERT (NLS) - $97.50 Pre-requisite: NLS Certification (need not be current) Date: Sunday March 23rd 7:00am-12:00pm RED CROSS WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR RE-CERT - $97.50 Pre-requisite: Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification (current within 5 years) Date: Sunday April 27th 9:00am-4:00pm AQUATIC SUPERVISOR TRAINING (AST) - $118.75 Prerequisites: Current National Lifeguard or current Lifesaving Society Instructor; 100% attendance. Candidates are required to bring a letter from their employer, on letterhead, stating they have 100 hours experience for the first class. The Aquatic Supervisor Training course is geared to deck-level supervisory

staff. This 10 hour course provides the knowledge and skills to manage a safe aquatic environment. Dates: Monday April 7th & Tuesday April 8th, 2014, 5:00-10:00pm NATIONAL LIFEGUARD (NLS) $275.50 (Includes Manual & exam fees) Prerequisite: Bronze Cross, Standard first aid, 16 years of age by the end of the course, 100% attendance. Please note: The only accepted Standard First Aid certifications are those issued by the: Lifesaving Society, Red Cross, St. John’s or Ski Patrol. The national Lifeguard Pool Certification builds on the fundamentals skills, knowledge and values taught in the NLS core content to train lifeguards in safety supervision and rescue in a pool environment. Dates: August 25th - 29th, 11:00-8:00pm (August 29th class may run as late as 10:00pm) RC WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR$179.00 (Includes Manual & exam fees) Prerequisite: 16 years old at the end of the course, AWSI with 12 additional hours of volunteering. 100% attendance is required. The Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course prepares candidates to instruct the Red Cross Swim program. Dates: Monday July 21st - Thursday July 24th 5:0010:00pm, and a final class.

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Aquatics Employment

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON Aquatic Employment - Spring 2014

Assistant Instructor: Minimum requirement: Red Cross Assistant Water Safety Instructor (AWSI), Bronze Cross

Instructor / Guard:

Minimum requirement: NLS, Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Standard First Aid, CPR â&#x20AC;&#x153;Câ&#x20AC;? all current within 2 years. Lifesaving Society Instructor certification is strongly recommended.

Aquafit Instructors:

Minimum requirement - Recognized Aqua Fit certification through CALA, WaterArt or other provincial certifications as designated by the Supervisor of Aquatic Services.

For all positions, experience and additional certifications will be considered when determining employment offers. Please include a photocopy of all required certifications when applying. Full Job Descriptions are available at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex. Candidates are invited to submit a complete resume detailing education, experience and references to the undersigned no later than: Friday March 21st 2014 for consideration for Spring Session hiring Attn: Bruce Parkin How to Apply: Mailing: C.W. Parks & Recreation, P.O. Box 58, Elora, ON, N0B 1S0 In person: C.W. Community Sportsplex, 550 Belysde Ave. Fergus Fax: (519) 843-2565 Email: parks@centrewellington.ca All applications are appreciated, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001 and will be used only for candidate selection.

LEADER-IN-TRAINING PROGRAM

Interested in becoming a future day camp leader or possibly a lifeguard? APPLY TODAY FOR AN L.I.T. POSITION Day camp qualifications Must be at least 13 years of age as of June 1, 2014 Pool Qualifications Must be 14 years of age as of June 1, 2014 and have completed Bronze Medallion Applications are available at the C.W. Sportsplex, candidates will be required to attend an interview. This is a volunteer position and can be used towards your high school volunteer hours. If you have any questions, please call 519-843-2800. Deadline to apply: June 1, 2014

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Spin 6:15 - 7:00am with Wendy Armstrong This energizing group cycling class will challenge your cardiovascular system, improve your stamina and increase the strength in your lower body. You’ll cover all types of terrain in this class. April 7 – May 12, No class April 21 $32.50 (5 weeks) AND May 26 – June 30 $39.00 (6 weeks) n/c for fitness membership Please register for this class. Circuit Training 9:15 - 10:00am with Wendy Armstrong Move through various stations alternating cardio, muscle conditioning, and abs/ core. Drop in or membership.

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Spin 7:00 - 7:45pm with Wendy Armstrong This energizing group cycling class will challenge your cardiovascular system, improve your stamina and increase the strength in your lower body. You’ll cover all types of terrain in this class. April 8 – May 13 $39.00 (6 weeks) AND May 20 – June 24 $39.00 (6 weeks) n/c for fitness membership Please register for this class.

Wednesday

Body Blast/Interval Training 9:15 - 10:00am with Wendy Armstrong Strengthens with weights and stability balls plus tabata drills. Drop in or membership.

Body Blast/Interval Training 5:00 - 5:45pm with Wendy Armstrong Strengthens with weights and stability balls plus tabata drills. Drop in or membership.

Yoga 12:30-1:30pm with Kristina Dunn VInyasa Hatha Yoga for all levels. Must be able to get up and down unassisted. Drop in or membership.

Tuesday

Thursday

Spin 9:15 - 10:00am with Wendy Armstrong This energizing group cycling class will challenge your cardiovascular system, improve your stamina and increase the strength in your lower body. You’ll cover all types of terrain in this class. April 8 – May 13 $39.00 (6 weeks) AND May 20 – June 24 $39.00 (6 weeks) n/c for fitness membership Please register for this class. Step & Tone 6:00 - 6:45pm with Heather Merry Come and join us for a fun, calorieburning, step workout! We will combine hi & lo impact movements using the step and then strengthen and tone the body with weight conditioning and a final stretch. Drop in or membership.

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Ball Fit 9:15 - 10:00am with Lianne Kaminski The stability ball is your partner as you move, groove and sweat! Enjoy this total body conditioning workout that involves cardio, strength and stretching with the ball. A new challenge for a new year! Drop in or membership. Spin 7:30-8:15 pm with Wendy Armstrong This energizing group cycling class will challenge your cardiovascular system, improve your stamina and increase the strength in your lower body. You’ll cover all types of terrain in this class. April 10 – May 15 $39.00 (6 weeks) AND May 22 – June 26 $39.00 (6 weeks) n/c for fitness membership Please register for this class.

Friday

Spin* 9:15 - 10:00am Wendy Armstrong This energizing group cycling class will challenge your cardiovascular system, improve your stamina and increase the strength in your lower body. You’ll cover all types of terrain in this class. April 11 – May 16, No class April 18 $32.50 (5 weeks) AND May 23 – June 27 $39.00 (6 weeks) n/c for fitness membership Please register for this class. PRICES FOR DROP IN/ MEMBERSHIP CLASSES ONLY: Option 1: 10 tickets for $65.25 Option 2: Three-month fitness membership for $140.75 Option 3: Six-month fitness membership for $251.50 Option 4: One-year fitness membership for $348.50 *To register for spin classes register in person at the centre wellington sportsplex belsyde ave., fergus or online at: www.centrewellington.ca Registration begins March 12.

New Yoga Class wednesday’s 12:30-1:30pm Drop in or membership.

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get f t weight room

o m o r a t t h g Centre W i e W ellington We Offer: Sportsplex Large weight room facility

Free weight room orientation Membership holds available Pro rated memberships

New Members

Drop in available Personal Training available Showers & Saunas

one month trial

only $30

Card access security*

(incl. hst)

* $20.00 deposit required. (refundable)

Adults Fees 1 month .............. $47.00 3 months ............ $140.75 6 months ............ $251.50 1 year ................. $348.50 A minimum $15 or 15% administration fee will apply to all cancellations.

Senior & Students 55+ 16+ 1 month .............. $39.25 3 months ............ $118.50 6 months ............ $212.75 1 year ................. $290.00

Sun - Fri: 6:00am - 10:30pm

Sat: 6:00am - 9:00pm

Day Pass $5.00 Flat Fee itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all here in one location ... fitness classes, weight room facilities and more! Centre wellington community sportsplex 519.843.2800 www.centrewellington.ca

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WHERE is Jack?

Caring for our Community! VINYL WINDOW AND SIDING SPECIALISTS Guelph â&#x20AC;˘ Fergus â&#x20AC;˘ Elora

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Jack Klapwyk - President

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Providing expert guidance in exercise and rehabilitation 805 Tower St. S. Fergus

519-787-2714

www.grandriverphysio.net Serving the C-W Community since 1999 www.centrewellington.ca


with music KeyFest

Fergus Elora St. John Ambulance 2014 Training Schedule

A United Way Agency

Course Location

St. John Ambulance Training Facility

Beginners, Teens & Adults

(pre-registration is required)

Special rates for seniors

(Lower level of Village Motor Inn)

66 County Rd. 7, Elora

Call: (519) 846-8704 What every Babysitter should know

Music For Young Children 3 - 8 year olds

Cost: $50.00 Dates: Saturdays 9am-4:30pm April 5, May 3, Sept 13, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 Emergency Level First Aid Level A CPR Cost: $80.00

a good beginning never ends

Kindermusik

Village (Birth to 18 month) Our Time (18 months-3 yrs) Imagine That (3-5 yrs)

Dates: Saturday 8am-5pm

Mar. 22, Apr. 25, May 24, Aug. 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 15

Standard Level First Aid and Level C CPR Cost: $144.00 Dates: Weekends Saturday & Sunday 8am-5pm Mar. 22 & 23, Apr. 26 & 27, May 24 & 25, Aug. 23 & 24, Sept. 27 & 28, Oct. 25 & 26, Nov. 15 & 16

Looking for more Advanced Training?

Performance tudios

Private Instruction 519-843-3517

Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica, Ukelele, Drums, Bass, Recorder & Theory www.performancestudiosfergus.com performancestudiosfergus@gmail.com

www.centrewellington.ca

CPR Health Care Professional Course Call for Dates Medical First Responder (MFR) Call for dates. 3 & 5 day courses Minimum prerequisite: St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid & Heart Saver

For more information on our services, or if you wish to volunteer, please call 519-846-8704.

Our Dates Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fit your Schedule? We will gladly arrange a custom, private course to your group or industry at a time and date that is convenient for you. Courses can be held at your location or ours. Minimum number of students required. Page 27


CENTRE WELLINGTON MINOR BASEBALL ASSOCIATION Cougars Hardball 2014 Registration Centre Wellington Minor Baseball Association is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing the youth of our area an opportunity to enjoy the sport of baseball…Cougars Hardball. They offer travel team play for ages 8 to 18 and local league play for ages 4 to 7.

• • • • • • •

Registration is open to everyone Teams are filled on a first come basis Early Bird Registration Deadline is March 31 Regulation Hardball Diamond at CW SportsPlex Season runs from May to August FREE WINTER TRAINING Sunday evenings starting February at CWDHS Come visit us at the Leisure Show March 19 (Elora) & March 20 (Fergus)

CWMBA is always looking for volunteers to coach or help run the organization. Any or all enquires can be made through our website at www.cwmba.ca or contact Gerry at 846-8911 An affiliate of Western Ontario Baseball Association and governed by Baseball Ontario For REGISTRATION information visit our website: www.cwmba.ca

Centre Wellington Celtics Summer Basketball Camp 2014 Boys & Girls Grade 4-9

Quick Facts • Time: 9-3 Mon—Fri • Location: CW High School • Camp t-shirt included • Day format: skills development, games, competitions! • Top notch coaches!

The Centre Wellington Celtics Basketball League is busy planning for their summer camp. Will you be joining us? Whether you are new to the game or looking to improve your game… Celtics Camp is for you! Celtics Camp is a one week long day camp held at the Centre Wellington District High School. From skills development to games to one on one competition this camp is jam packed full of everything basketball! The official date of our camp is still being finalized but we’d love to keep you up-do-date so that you will be the first to know all the exciting details and also so you can plan your summer accordingly. If you’re thinking the Celtics Camp is something you’d like to check out please email wcudmore@hotmail.com and ask to be placed on our Celtics Camp email list OR keep an eye on our website www.cwceltics.ca.

The Centre Wellington Celtics.

Summer Camp, Fall House League and Rep Teams. We’ve got it all!

www.cwceltics.ca Page 28

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IN HOME, STUDIO, GYM, POOL PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING (519) 846-5945 Email: heather.ennis@sympatico.ca

HEATHER ENNIS

Personal Fitness Consulting; Post Rehab Programs; Injury prevention programs; Water Therapy Programs; Core Conditioning Programs; Sport Specific Programs

Certified Personal Trainer (over 20 years experience)

Water Therapy programs Private & Group for arthritis, rehab & fitness (your pool or Sportsplex pool)

Small Group Pilates Classes for:

Fitness - Beginner/Intermediate/Advance Knee & Hip Replacements Private Physio Pilates - (Covered under your extended Health Care)

Aqua Rehab & Arthritis Aquafit Instructor Specialist

Offering:

Private & Semi Private Pilates for Mat & Reformer Sessions

Pilates Mat/Reformer & Movement Specialist

Living Fit Helps:

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FERGUS-ELORA DISTRICT SOCCER

P.O. Box 112 Fergus, ON N1M 2W7 P: (519)843-3360 E: fergussoccer@bellnet.ca W: www.fedssoccer.ca

2014 Outdoor Soccer Season

ONLINE registration runs February 15 – April 19/14 or Register IN-PERSON on the following dates:

Saturday, March 1/14 Wednesday, March 19/14 Thursday, March 20/14 Saturday, April 12/14

FEDS Office Leisure Show (Elora Community Centre) Leisure Show (Fergus Sportsplex) FEDS Office

10am-1pm 6pm-8pm 6pm-8pm 10am-1pm

You can also register by downloading forms from our website and mailing them to the FEDS office!

Register EARLY! Spaces are Limited! *Coaches/Volunteers are always needed & training is provided! Visit www.fedssoccer.ca for further details or follow us on Facebook!

Get Exercise! Stay Healthy! Have FUN! *Proof of Ages is REQUIRED for ANY player not previously registered in the 2012/13 seasons

www.centrewellington.ca

DIVISIONS

U4 (Born 2010 ONLY) $150 (Saturdays) U6 (Born 2008-2009) $155 (Saturdays) U8 (Born 2006-2007) $155 (Fridays) U10B/G (Born 2004-2005) $175 (Tuesdays) U12B/G (Born 2002-2003) $175 (Mondays) U14B/G (Born 2000-2001) $205 (Thursdays) U17 (Born 1997-1999) $205 (Tuesdays) Men’s Division (Born 1996+) $230 (Mondays) Ladies’ Division (Born 1996+) $230 (Wednesdays)

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Come out for great exercise and learn life skills!

   

       

    

For details on our Recreational Competitive Swim program for ages 6 - 18 Must be able to swim length of pool with a degree of confidence

        

      

             

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Phone #: 519-787-7003 (After April 1st)

Info@fergustennisclub.ca www.fergustennisclub.ca

2014 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Our 2014 Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday April 9th (7pm) at the C.W. Sportsplex (Room A) If you are planning to be a member in 2014 and want to get involved in the club, please join us for this meeting.

2014 REGISTRATION Members can sign up at the C.W. Sportsplex main desk after Apr 1st OR

On Saturday April 19th (9am-Noon) at the Fergus Tennis Clubhouse on Tower Street, Fergus Page 30

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Centre Wellington Minor Softball Co-ed Softball for ages 4 to 4-ever

Check out our Facebook Group: Centre Wellington Minor Softball Association Position

Name

President

David Jones

Past President

Chris Dalton

Vice President

Dan Sheehan

Treasurer

Sherry Mahon

Secretary

Mary Jones

Registration Chair/Scheduler

Kaillie Rawn

Umpire-N-Chief

Stevie Nagel

Equipment Manager

Mitch Nagel

Booth Manager

Brenda McTavish

Assist. Booth Manager

Mike McTavish

Follow us on Twitter:

E-mail us @:

@CW_Softball

cwsoftball@hotmail.ca

YOUR NEWLY ELECTED BOARD FOR THE 2014 SEASON

Please contact us at any time using any option above.

Position

Name

T-Ball Convenor 3-Pitch Convenor JR Convenor INT Convenor SR Convenor Adult Co-Ed Fast Pitch Convenor Adult Co-Ed 3-Pitch Convenor Skills Development

David Jones Mary Jones Val Denton Liz Aguirre Mike Larkin, Jason Lowe Robin Larkin

Special Events Webmaster

Nick Fiorino Brandon ter Steege Brandon ter Steege, Shane Trainor, Angela Jones, Raelene ter Steege Kristy Sheehan, Adam Gear, Chris Dalton Mitch Nagel

David Jones (519) 787-3784 or Dan Sheehan (519) 787-8215 Registration Dates

Times

Locations

March 1st, 2014

10am - 2pm

Fergus Sportsplex Boardroom A

March 19th, 2014

6pm - 8pm

Elora Leisure Show (@ Elora Arena)

March 20th, 2014

6pm - 8pm

Fergus Leisure Show (@ Fergus Sportsplex)

March 29th, 2014

10am - 2pm

Fergus Sportsplex Boardroom A

April 12th, 2014

10am - 2pm

Fergus Sportsplex Boardroom A

April 26th, 2014

10am - 3pm

Fergus Sportsplex Boardroom B

Check out our new, more affordable childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rates League

Age

As of

Fee

t-ball

4-5

June 1st 2014

$30

3 pitch

6-8

Dec 31st 2013

$40

Junior

9-11

Dec 31st 2013

$65

Intermediate

12-14

Dec 31st 2013

$70

SEnior

15-17

Dec 31st 2013

$80

Adult Co-ed fast pitch

18+

Dec 31st 2013

$110

Competitive Adult Co-ed 3 pitch

18+

June 1st 2014

$90

RECREATIONAL ADULT CO-ED 3-PITCH

18+

June 1st 2014

$70

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE! www.cwsoftball.ca NOW ACCEPTING ONLINE REGISTRATION & PAYMENTS!

Family Discount*- When three or more family members register from the same household, they receive 10% off their total registration For full details regarding discounts or refunds please visit our website at www.cwsoftball.ca or contact us for more information.

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Join Us!

Your local Under A rmour store and more! We have equipment for the entire family - and all the sports you play! If we don’t have it, we can probably get it!

Youth, Men’s, Women’s and Co-Ed Leagues 4 Seasons

277 St. Andrew Street W, Fergus

Visit cwballhockey.com

CENTRE WELLINGTON

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to register or call us at

(226) 384-9978 for more info.

It’s time to play. Get ready.

HOCKEY • LACROSSE • RINGETTE • AND MORE!

centrewellingtonsports.ca

PONSONBY SOFTBALL

All home games and practices held at Ponsonby Recreation Park. Located 5997 2nd Line E., Centre Wellington

www.ponsonbysoftball.ca

Your 2014 Executive & Committee: President: Shirley Obergan Chairman: Steve Warmington Rec Co-ord.: Pat Kurtz Park Co-ord.: Stewart Giles Rentals/Tournaments/Registration

846-8113 831-7750 836-8466 846-5592 846-8113 obergan3@gmail.com

WHAT TEAM IS MY CHILD ON? (as of Jan.1/14) COST? T-Ball 2008 - 2010 Mites-3 Pitch 2006 - 2008 Atom 2004 - 2007 Squirt 2002 - 2003 Peewee 2000 - 2001 Bantam 1998 - 1999 Midget & Jr’s (Under 23) Men’s open age contact kurtzjpjk@xplornet.com

10.00 $ 80.00 $ 100.00 $ 100.00 $ 125.00 $ 125.00 $ 140.00 $

Registration to be held at Elora Community Centre

on Wednesday March 19, 2014 6-8 pm during Leisure Night OR visit our website www.ponsonbysoftball.ca for registration form and mail it in with cheque by April 1st, 2014.

We are a travelling house league softball group that competes against small centres in and around Wellington County. Other centres could include Rockwood, Hillsburgh, Alma, Arthur, Drayton, Grand Valley etc. depending on their teams. Games start in mid May and ends with a yearend tournament early August at a local community. REGISTRATION: March 19th 6pm-8pm Elora Community Centre or visit ponsonbysoftball.ca website print off registration form and mail in. April 26, 2014 - ISA Umpire Clinic contact Carl Herder - 843-5819 at Elora Legion June 6, 2014 (FRIDAY - PD Day) Free Softball skills clinic for Ponsonby players 1:00 pm to 4:30 - 5:00 ish. BBQ to follow (all proceeds to go the park) Small fee for non registered players - more details to follow at March registration contact - jbhjalmond@gmail.com. or visit our website. June 6, 7, 8 2014 3 Pitch tourney to raise funds for the Ponsonby Men’s team contact kurtzjpjk@xplornet.com June 20-21, 2014 3 Pitch tourney to raise funds for the Elora Rock’s Men’s hockey team contact kurtzjpjk@xplornet.com July 11-13, 2014 Tom Rider Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tourney supporting Groves Memorial Hospital & park. August 16-17, 2014 OASA Peewee Boys Provincial Championship. Volunteers needed.

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Sharon Burke GET FIT – RELEASE STRESS – CREATE A HEALTHIER LIFE – DO YOGA! YOGA FOR ALL LEVELS with MEDITATION

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“All Levels” means your practice is guided to your personal level, exploring basic to intermediate Hatha Yoga postures that increase overall fitness, flexibility, strength and balance. You’ll learn various breathing and meditation techniques to deepen your practice and release tension. This yoga plus meditation is a powerful therapeutic training that relieves stress, strengthens your body, calms your mind, renews your energy and refreshes your spirit. Beginners are welcome anytime. GENTLE RESTORATIVE YOGA

THURSDAYS 9 - 10:30 AM

Nurture yourself with a yoga style that restores your vital energy and thoroughly releases tension through gentle body stretching and strengthening, and slow deep breathing. This quiet paced yoga, with basic level postures, is for everyone who wants an accessible and deeply relaxing program. It’s very soothing and balancing, promoting bodymind healing and relief from chronic stress. You will also learn how to meditate in this class. Great for beginners! FITNESS FLOW YOGA_

_THURSDAYS 6:30 – 8 PM___&___FRIDAYS _9_-_10:30 AM

This Vinyasa style yoga builds stamina, strength and flexibility with a series of flowing posture sequences using special breathing techniques. Vinyasa yoga is invigorating, detoxifying and improves metabolism and concentration as you coordinate body movement with breath to increase your overall fitness. It’s a good workout! Beginners welcome.

CLASSES START April 21 so register soon! COST: 10 classes $120 | 6 classes $78 | Drop in Always Welcome - $14.00 per class

Classes are held at St. James Anglican Church, 171 Queen St. E. Fergus

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Skills and Girls for the 2014 Box Lacrosse Season Pre Season in Centre Wellington! OurBoys program introduces kids toLacrosse the basics March 19th at Elora Leisure Show 6-8pm March 20th at Fergus Leisure Show 6-8pm

Community League (born 2007 - 2004)

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of Box the game in a fun learning environment. TheDates Peanuts and Season Registration Paperweights will be divided out according to their age. The 4 year olds (born in 2010) will Early have a Bird 30-minute practice focusing on January 15 - of 10am to 3pm - Fergus Sportsplex learning the basics the game. The 5-6 year olds (born in 2008 & 2009) will enjoy a one-hour practice, progressing to aCentre 30 minute January 18 - 6pm - 8pm Elora Community practice, 30 minute game later in the season. The season would information andApril details go to www.cwmla.com start on Thursday, 24, 2014. Centre Wellington Minor Lacrosse will also offer a Select program info@cwmla.com to the 6 yr old Paperweight who are looking for a more competitive challenge and a little more floor time. The Select program will consist of a few tournaments, some exhibition games and a few extra practices.

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2014 Ontario Senior Games Association (OSGA) District 26 Waterloo/Wellington 55+ Games Seniors, prepare for some fun!

The OSGA District 26 Waterloo/Wellington is hosting the summer Games from June 2 to 13, 2014 in Guelph. Sporting events include: 9 table tennis

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…as well as many other activities.

Registration forms are available at all seniors centres in District 26 including: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre 683 Woolwich Street, Guelph Royal Canadian Legion Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch 234 57 Watson Parkway South, Guelph For more information or to volunteer at the Games, contact: Linda Krige Ken Johnson Jocelyn Pedersen T 519-829-3239 T 519-824-9512 T 519-822-1260 x 2453

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Victoria Park Seniors Centre Registration for the

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PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS!

Closure Dates: April 18 (Good Fri), April 21 (Easter Mon) & May 19 (Victoria Day) IN PERSON 150 Albert St. W., Fergus Office Hours Monday to Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Ph: 519-787-1814

ONLINE • ProgramABLE All you need is your family PIN Number, and Visa or Master Card number. www.centrewellington.ca/programABLE For first time users, please contact Victoria Park Seniors Centre to obtain your pin number. $2.00 Convenience Fee applies for each course registration.

BY MAIL Victoria Park Seniors Centre 150 Albert St. W., Fergus ON N1M 1X2

BY FAX 519 787-2091 Visa or Master Card Payments only

“All adults are welcome to register for any courses offered at the Seniors Centre”. All registrations will be processed on a first come, first serve basis. Please Note: Registrations that are dropped off in person, mailed or faxed before registration starts will be processed at the end of the first day of registration. ABOUT VICTORIA PARK SENIORS CENTRE Victoria Park Seniors Centre provides a wide variety of recreational programs, special events, bus trips, services and volunteer opportunities for older adults. The programs offered are tailored to individuals 55+; however all registered programs are open to any adult looking to stay active, develop new skills and friendships. Victoria Park Seniors Centre, which officially opened its doors in June 1992, is a municipal recreation facility operated by the Parks and Recreation Department of the Township of Centre Wellington. Our goal is to support active, healthy lifestyles for older adults through an extensive range of social, health, recreational and educational activities and programs. We invite you to drop by, take out a membership and experience the benefits of participating. centrewellington.ca MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER Membership renewals are due by June 1, 2014 for the new membership year. MEMBERSHIP • $25.00 per person (includes HST) • Membership year runs June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015 • Available to anyone 55 years or older. A younger spouse may also join. Membership has its benefits: • Reduced enrolment fees on all registered programs, bus trips & drop-in activities • Access to more than 80 weekly programs and services for seniors • Access to appointments at any of our clinics (foot care, blood pressure, hearing, low vision, counselling, reflexology, chair massage, coin

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appraisal) • Vote at the Annual General Meeting and hold office on the Advisory Board • Have a direct link with local government through the Parks & Recreation Department • Discover a new hobby, skill or talent • Opportunities to volunteer • And, most importantly, meet new friends! Note: Membership fees are non-refundable. Once you have a valid membership, additional fees are required to participate in programs, special events, bus trips, etc. VOLUNTEER WEEK APR. 6-12 Volunteers are an integral part of the success and vibrancy of Victoria Park Seniors Centre. We want to sincerely thank all our volunteers for all that they give every day to the Centre. The Centre could not exist without all our volunteers’ support. If you would like to volunteer, please see the last page in this section for volunteer opportunities available or contact the centre. JUNE IS SENIORS’ MONTH Seniors’ Month takes place every year in June across Ontario, a time to celebrate and honour seniors and the contributions they make every day in communities across the province. Take part in one of the many events held at Victoria Park Seniors Centre in the month of June to celebrate: Seniors Month Celebration Event (June 2), Poker Walk (June 9), Homemade Wed. Lunches in June (June 11, 18-BBQ & 25), Strawberry Social (June 24) & much more. Please join us! 2014 SENIOR GAMES DISTRICT 26 Waterloo/Wellington 55+ Games HELD IN GUELPH June 2 to 13, 2014 Join in the annual Waterloo-Wellington District 26

Summer Senior Games hosted this year in Guelph. Friendly competition for those 55+. Participants from the seven surrounding communities (Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Wilmot, Woolwich and Centre Wellington) compete in a wide variety of competitive opportunities. Advance registration required. Registration forms available at Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Winners will advance to the next provincial level event: Ontario Provincial 55+ Games held in August. ontarioseniorgames.ca. INFORMATION & TOURS Don’t miss our monthly New Members’ Talk & Tour held the 4th Monday of the month at 1:00 pm. We are pleased to show you our Centre and provide you with information on programs and services offered. If you can’t attend one of the monthly information sessions, you are most welcome to book a tour of Victoria Park Seniors Centre at anytime. Please call the Centre to make an appointment 519-787-1814. VPSC ADVISORY BOARD The Centre is run by a volunteer Advisory Board of seven elected Centre Members and one appointed Council Representative. The Advisory Board acts a liaison between Seniors and the Township of Centre Wellington and works with the Parks and Recreation Department to provide quality recreational opportunities for older adults. Meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 9:00 am. All members welcome. Minutes of the monthly meetings are posted at the Centre. VPSC PROGRAM COMMITTEE Interested in providing your input into programs and events for older adults? This volunteer committee

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organizes special events and fundraisers for the Centre. We meet on the first Monday of the month at 10:15 am. The group is always looking for new ideas and volunteers to help plan events. REGISTERING • Pre-registration is required for all programs offered at the Seniors Centre unless specified as a “drop-in” activity group (which do not usually require registration). Drop-in activities are continuous unless a date is provided. • The price of the course includes HST. • Complete payment must be received upon registration and can be made in person (cash, cheque, debit or credit card), over the phone by credit card or online on our ProgramAble registration system (contact the Centre for your personal PIN number). • Cheques payable to: Township of Centre Wellington. • Not a member? Not yet 55? No problem! You are still welcome to register for any program (a non-member fee will apply). Younger adults are welcomed as valued participants and are invited to register for programs. DROP-IN ACTIVITIES New participants always welcome to take part in the following drop-in activities. All activities are offered on an ongoing basis unless stated otherwise. You are not required to register in advance; however, you may want to contact the Activity Convenor (listed below each activity) as some groups do require prior organization of players. Most groups charge a small pay-as-you-go fee or set an annual fee. Attend any activity for free on your first visit. Then choose to become a member OR pay the non-member fee each time ($1 added to drop-in fee). Have an idea for a new activity? We are always looking for new programs. • Art Drop-in Group Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. Bring any type of art or hobby you would like to work on to tap into your creative side. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. Convenor: Donna Allcock 519-846-2280. • Backgammon (NEW!) Join in this newly formed drop-in group Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm. We will teach you how to play. All are invited to join us.Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. Contact the Centre. • Bid Euchre This fun group meets Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. Convenor: Andrea Corner 519-843-7406. We can teach you how to play the game! “Learn to Play Bid Euchre” classes are scheduled monthly at the Centre (the last Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am). Call the Centre to pre-register for a session. • Billiards, Snooker & Pool We have two billiards tables available for members’ use, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Centre is also open Monday, Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Fee: $50 (includes hst) for an annual billiards membership (June 1, 2014-May 31, 2015). You must be a current member of the Centre to obtain a billiards membership. Alternatively, members

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of the Centre can pay the drop-in fee of 25¢ per game (or $1.25 for non-members). Contact: Ted Haines 519843-4408. Don’t know how to play or need to brush up on your skills? Please contact the Centre to register for a “Learn to Play” session with our volunteer instructor. • Billiards – Ladies Afternoon (NEW!) Calling all ladies! Interested in playing pool? Contact the Centre if you are interested in joining or if you would like to learn how to play! Tuesday afternoons @ 1:00 pm. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. • Book Club ~ “Books Anon” Love to read? Share your interest with others! The Books Anon Book Club meets on the 1st Friday of every month at 11:00 am to discuss the book of the month. You will discover books you may never have chosen for yourself. Join in some interesting discussions and share your favourite titles and authors. Spring 2014 titles: Apr. 4 – “Old City Hall” by Robert Rotenburg May 2 - “Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein June 6 - “Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer Book list is generated based on group input. The Books Anon Book Club information sheet is located in the Centre’s Reading Corner. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. Contact: Louise Fletcher 519-843-7798. Start anytime. • Bridge Duplicate Bridge is played Mondays at 7:00 pm (including Holiday Mondays). $3 drop-in fee for members or $4 non (with prizes). Convenor: Don McNiven 519-843-1361. Contract Bridge is played Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. Convenor: Marjorie Lake 519-843-7136. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. Duplicate Bridge is played Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. No charge if you attend Wednesday Lunch otherwise $1 drop-in fee for members or $2 non. Convenor: Leone Masson 519-843-2044. Social Bridge is played Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Convenor: Jean Holman 519-843-2004. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. • Bunka Artistry Calling all bunka artists! Drop-in for this relaxed weekly creative and social group. Work on your project at your own pace. Don’t know what bunka is? Feel free to drop-in to see what this fun handicraft is all about! Start anytime. Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. • Canasta Canasta is a matching card game in which the object is to create melds of cards of the same rank, then “go out” by playing or discarding all the cards in your hand. Join in this weekly card group Mondays at 9:30 am. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to play – we will teach you! Convenor: Ina Boyle 519-846-8669. • Carpet Bowling Join us for a fun afternoon Fridays at 1:00 pm. Don’t know how to play? We will teach you! Drop-in fee: $1

members or $2 non. Convenor: Susan Smith 519-8435754. We are looking people who are interested in playing on Wednesday afternoons. • Chess Our chess group is looking for more players! Join us weekly for a friendly game of chess on Thursdays at 7:00 pm. New to the game or haven’t played in awhile? We will teach you. Convenor: Louie David. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. All ages are welcome! • Choir: The Melody Makers This talented group practices Mondays at 2:00 pm! Join us if you love to sing or play an instrument. Convenor: Morven McCorquodale 519-843-5066. • Craft Group Join us for a good time on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. Crafts made by the group are sold in the Centre’s Craft Shoppe year round as well as at the Annual Fall Bazaar and at the Christmas Vendor Craft Show. All proceeds support the Centre. Newcomers welcome! No cost. Contact convenors: Jean Haines 519-843-4408 or Diane Thompson 519-787-4179 if you would like to join. Can’t decide what to buy? Gift certificates are also available! • Cribbage Group meets Friday mornings at 9:30 am. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. They welcome new players and can teach you how to play. Convenor: Marlene Dowdall 519-843-3907. • Crokinole This fun group meets weekly on Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. Contact Donna Wagenaar 519-843-4754 if you are interested or simply drop-in. We can show you how to play the game. Crokinole cues are available to use. • Cycling Group (NEW!) Waiting for spring…weather permitting. Let us know if you are interested in joining this group. Please contact the Centre for days and times that the group meets and when they will be starting up. • Darts This group meets Thursday mornings at 10:00 am. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. We can teach you how to play and darts are available for those who do not have their own. Convenor: John Parkinson 519787-8038. • Drama Group: The Victoria Park Players We are hoping to get this group going again! If you enjoy performing, this fun group is for you. No experience needed. The group meets at prearranged times to practice and usually organize two performances a year. NOTE: We are looking for a volunteer to convene the group. If interested please contact the Centre. • Euchre Wednesday Afternoons at 1:00 pm. No charge if you attend the Wednesday Lunch, otherwise $1 drop-in fee for members or $2 non. Contact Donna Wagenaar 519-843-4754. Thursday Evenings at 7:30 pm. Drop-in fee: $2 members

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or $3 non. Convenors: Marg Hamilton & Paul Nielsen 519-846-8799. • Genealogy This group will be starting up again on Thurs. April 3. Group will meet weekly on Thursdays at 1:15 pm. Bring your family history project to work on. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non). Convenor: Margaret McCarney. • Guitar Do you like to play the guitar and sing? Come and join “The Country Classics” on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, and bring an acoustic six-string guitar. Some basic guitar knowledge and chording is required. Drop in fee: $1 members or $2 non. Thanks to our volunteer instructor: Al Soligo 519-843-5852. • Line Dancing Wednesdays afternoons from 3:00-4:30 pm. Come out for fun and exercise to learn basic steps. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. Convenors: Anne & Ron Davidson. • Mah Jong Group meets Thursdays at 2:00 pm. This fun game of Chinese origin, played with tiles similar to dominoes, involves skill, strategy, calculation and a certain degree of luck. We will teach you how to play. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. • Movie & a Sundae Fridays at 1:00 pm we show great movies on a large screen. Drop-in fee: $2 members or $3 non to cover cost of refreshments - a “build-your own” ice cream sundae after the show. Thanks to Cherry Hill Video for sponsoring this program. Be sure to pick up the detailed movie description handout from the Centre. (Movie cancelled Apr. 18 for Good Fri). Movies are subject to change based on availability. Spring 2014 Titles: April 4 Austenland April 11 Lincoln April 25 Silver Linings Playbook May 2 The Sapphires May 9 Gravity May 16 The Impossible May 23 Enough Said May 30 The Book Thief June 6 Lee Daniels’ The Butler June 13 Last Vegas June 20 Diana June 27 Philomena • Pickleball Pickleball is a combination of tennis, ping pong and badminton played on a badminton court with a three foot high net, lightweight paddles and a plastic perforated ball. The game is mainly about shot placement and game strategy, not power or strength. We will teach you how to play. Held at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus. Convenor: Peter Grimmer 519-843-1359. Tuesday & Thursday mornings 9:00-11:00 am. $2.75 drop-in fee. • Quilting Group All are welcome to join this group which meets Mondays at 1:00 pm. Contact Diane Thompson 519-

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787-4179 or Jean Haines 519-843-4408. • Rug-Hooking (Traditional) This group meets Monday afternoons at 1:00 pm. All are welcome to come for a creative, social afternoon. Newcomers welcome. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. Contact the Centre 519-787-1814. • Scrabble We are hoping to get this group going again. Contact the Seniors Centre if you are interested. • Shuffleboard Join us for fun, friendship and gentle exercise on Mondays at 1:00 pm. Beginners are most welcome. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. We will teach you the game. Convenors: Eileen McDougall 519-843-3077 & Fern Saunders 519-843-3777. • Table Tennis It’s fun, non-competitive play. Exercise in disguise! Group meets Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. Convenor: Valerie Benn 519-846-8160. Group is looking for a volunteer convenor. • Ukulele Band: Melody Makers Join us twice a week - Mondays & Fridays, 3:004:00 pm. No musical experience needed. Will teach any beginner. Bring your own ukulele. Contact Ken McCorquodale 519-843-5066. • Walking Groups Monday afternoons at 1:30 pm (including statutory holidays) meeting at the Centre to explore a different area each week. No cost. All walking levels welcome. Monday-Friday Mornings at 8:30 am meeting at the track in Victoria Park. No cost. All welcome. Walking poles available for use. Contact: Donna Wagenaar 519843-4754. • Wii Bowling It involves some gentle exercise, improves strength, balance and coordination – and it’s fun! Easy to do and requires no previous experience. Can be played seated in a chair. Join us Tuesdays at 1:30 pm. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. • Wood Carving Group meets Wednesdays at 1:00 pm to learn and share knowledge. Bring your own carving tools. $3 drop-in fee (for members only) and includes wood. Instructor: Paul Spedaliere 519-787-2593. CENTRE SERVICES Weekly Wednesday Lunch Join us every Wednesday at 12:00 Noon. Includes: main course, vegetable, roll, salad or juice, dessert, tea/coffee. Depending on the menu, cost ranges from $8 to $12 for members or $9 to $14 for non-members. Meet old friends or make new ones while enjoying a delicious and nutritious lunch. We also have a 50/50 draw. Stay for a social afternoon of euchre, bridge or crafts (no charge for these activities if you come for lunch). Also woodcarving or billiards (small drop-in fee applies). Full menus are listed in the monthly calendar. Reservations recommended. We host homemade fund-raising lunches and BBQ’s (in season) 2-3 times

each month organized and prepared by the Centre’s Program Committee and volunteers (always looking for volunteers to help). Refer to the Special Events Section for a full listing of the homemade fund-raising lunches. Garden Fresh Box A non-profit, fresh produce buying service to help you access affordable fresh fruits and vegetables and support local farmers. Service is operated by the Guelph Community Health Centre. Victoria Park Seniors Centre is one of many drop-off sites in Wellington County (but the only site Centre Wellington). Your order includes a newsletter with recipes. The box content changes from month to month because fruits and vegetables are chosen in season at peak nutritional value. To order, contact Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Pay for your order by the 1st Friday of the month. Pick up your order on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Victoria Park Seniors Centre between 12:00 and 4:00 pm. Bring grocery bags. Program runs year round. $20 for large box, $15 small box (cash only). Order deadlines: April 4, May 2, June 6 Card Service Did you know that the Centre sends out cards to members? If you happen to know a member of the Centre who may be ill, recovering from an operation, requiring a sympathy card, etc., let us know at the Centre or contact our volunteer Outreach Coordinator: Linda Francis. Crafts for Sale Visit our lovely Craft Shoppe full of beautiful handmade items. All items are made by our talented Craft & Quilting Group volunteers and available for sale year round (gift certificates available). You will find some wonderful homemade crafts and collectibles, including baby clothing, knitted sets, quilts and blankets, sweaters, hats, mitts, scarves, and so much more. Available Mon.-Fri. 9:00 am-4:00 pm. All proceeds support Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Also check out the “Attic Treasures” for sale in the Craft Room where you might find that perfect one-of-kind gently used item. Monthly Calendar & E-mail Update Be sure to pick up a copy of the monthly calendar which list day-to-day programs, bus trips, special events, clinics and menus for Wednesday lunches. Free copies are always available at the Centre and also on the website www.centrewellington.ca (click on “Departments”, then “Parks & Recreation”, then “Seniors Centre”). We also send out a monthly email to those who are interested with updates on current programs and special events at VPSC, including the monthly calendar. Let us know if you would like to receive this e-mail. Library, Newspapers, Puzzles & Coffee Check out our wonderful collection of library books stocked by your generous donations. Drop by to read a book or borrow one to take home. Come for coffee and browse through the newspapers including the Toronto Star. We accept donations of current magazines for our coffee table. As well we have 9 different magazine

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subscriptions (generously donated by Ward Hearing in Fergus) and we encourage you to stop by and have a look. A large selection of jigsaw puzzles are available to borrow or try your hand at the on-going puzzle at the Centre. Help yourself to any of the information pamphlets and government publications provided on a range of topics of interest to older adults. Volunteer Opportunities There are a number of volunteer positions available: kitchen help, registration desk, foot clinics, special events, food preparation, activity leaders and committee work. Share your expertise. We are always looking for innovative programming ideas and the instructors to lead them. Volunteers who enjoy cooking are needed to help with our fundraising homemade lunches. For more information on volunteering contact Kelly Hall at the Centre 519-787-1814. Free Income Tax Service This free income tax service is designed for lower income seniors. To find out if you qualify or to register for this service, please call the Community Resource Centre 519-843-7000. To pick up the necessary registration package, please drop by Victoria Park Seniors Centre or the Ontario Works Office located at 321 St. Andrew St. W, Fergus (the old OPP Station) WELLNESS CLINICS Blood Pressure Clinics FREE! Held the 1st Wednesday morning of the month from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at Victoria Park Seniors Centre (see dates below). Kelley Eves, Nurse Specialist – Metabolic Care with the Upper Grand Family Health Team, will check your blood pressure and provide information on how to control your blood pressure. No appointment needed – simply drop-in. Thanks to the Upper Grand Family Health Team for sponsoring this program. Clinic dates: April 2, May 7 & June 4 Chair Massage Clinic Join specialized certified practitioner, Christine Brown, for a relaxing 10-minute chair massage. Reduce tension, stress, headaches, stiff necks, backaches and increase circulation. (No removal of clothes and no oils or lotions used). To book your appointment, call the Centre 519-787-1814. Appts. available the 2nd & 4th Wednesday mornings 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Cost: $10. Clinic dates: April 9 & 23, May 14 & 28, June 11 & 25 CNIB Low Vision Clinic FREE! A CNIB Low Vision Specialist will be at Victoria Park Seniors Centre on the 3rd Tuesday morning of the month, however, you do need to schedule an appointment ahead of time. Please call Ruby van Eeken (Low Vision Specialist with the CNIB) 1-800-265-4127 ext. 5164. Pre-register Clinic dates: April 15, May 20, June 17 Everyday Matters - Counselling

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A free, professional confidential consultation offering understanding and coaching about everyday matters to seniors. Call the Seniors Centre 519-787-1814 to book your half hour appointment with Jack Watkins, B.A., M.S.W., a senior counsellor with over 40 years counselling experience. Foot Care Clinics It’s important to prevent and treat foot problems. Have your feet assessed by a Registered Practical Nurse, certified in Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care. Your appointment will include cutting and filing toenails, reduction of corns and calluses when necessary, moisturizing the skin. Fee: $25. Appointments are necessary and do fill quickly. To book your appointment, call the Reception Desk at the Seniors Centre 519-787-1814. Bring a small towel with you. Veterans welcome (bring your DVA card). Please allow a minimum of 24 hours if you need to cancel an appointment to give time to contact someone on the waiting list. Appointments available: Tuesdays, 9:00 am-3:00 pm (& some Fridays) Hearing Screening Clinic Get your hearing tested by the Canadian Hearing Society. This test will identify the possibility of hearing loss. Simply call the Seniors Centre 519-787-1814 to book your free ½ hour appointment. (As well, don’t miss the spring hearing seminar on Friday, June 27: “So, my hearing’s not as good as it used to be, now what do I do?” presented by the Canadian Hearing Society). Pre-register. Friday, June 20 - Hearing Screening Appointments available: 9:00 am-2:30 pm Reflexology Deeply relaxing, reflexology works the reflex points in your feet that relate to different organs and areas of your body. Circulation is improved to facilitate balance within the body. You will leave feeling relaxed and yet having renewed energy. Service provided by Certified Reflexologist, Karen Murtagh. To book your Monday afternoon appointment, call the Centre 519-787-1814. (30-minute appt. $20). Held Mondays (call for dates) Appts. available 1:00-3:30 pm BUS TRIPS We are always in the process of organizing new bus trips for Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Some trips may not be listed if arranged after this publication went to print. Contact the Centre for updates. Register early to avoid the disappointment of a sold-out/cancelled trip. We need a minimum number registered (sometimes up to 4 weeks in advance) depending on the venue. We travel by coach equipped with a washroom. All trips depart from and return to Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Return times are always approximate, depending on weather and traffic. (Note: Those who require special assistance of any kind are responsible for arranging an escort to assist them. Our Travel Escort Volunteer cannot provide special care or one-on-one assistance). Ripley’s Aquarium

See the brand new Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, a world-class attraction in the heart of downtown Toronto. The Aquarium is 135,000 square-feet with more than 1.5 million gallons of water depicting marine and freshwater habitats from around the world. View over 16,000 animals, such as sharks, jellies, rays, and green sea turtles. Lunch will be at the Hot House restaurant, in downtown Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market. Trip also includes luxury coach transportation, driver gratuity and HST. Depart 9:30 am, return approx. 5:30 pm. Pre-register. Thursday, April 10 $82 members / $92 non-members A Day in Niagara Falls Enjoy a day in Niagara! Trip includes a ride on the Niagara SkyWheel (soar 175 feet above Niagara Falls for the most spectacular view you will ever experience in climate controlled gondolas), lunch and free time in Niagara Falls. Also includes luxury coach transportation, driver gratuity and HST. Depart 8:00am, return approx 5:15pm. Pre-register. Tuesday, May 6 $67 members/ $77 non-members Sainte-Marie Amoung the Hurons & SS Keewatin We are off to Midland where we will enjoy a roast beef lunch at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons Restaurant. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this 17th century styled restaurant. After lunch, explore the SS Keewatin, an Edwardian Scottish built ship located in Port McNicoll on permanent display as a maritime museum. It is the only 19th century steamship left in the world, built in 1907 (5 years older than the Titanic) with a working engine, wireless radio, staged rooms throughout, 350 feet and 8 million pounds. Aboard the 107-year-old ship, view rooms filled with artifacts from her past. Many of the items were donated back to the liner by those who had travelled or worked on her. Also includes luxury coach transportation, driver gratuity, HST. Depart 9:00 am, return approx. 6:45 pm. Pre-register. Thursday, June 12 $78 members / $88 non-members Hamilton Harbour Cruise Enjoy a wonderful lunch cruise with Hamilton Harbour Cruises. Then onto Puddicombe Farms for a train ride farm tour, wine tasting and shopping. Trip also includes luxury coach transportation, driver gratuity and HST. Depart 9:30 am, return approx. 5:45 pm. Preregister. Wednesday, July 9 $99 members / $109 non-members Quebec Getaway – Tremblant & the Eastern Townships Package includes: 6 days, 5 nights accommodation at Auberge Orford Park and in Tremblant, luxury coach transportation, taxes, bus driver and lodge gratuities, resort activities, TV in rooms, happy hour before lunch and dinner at Orford Park, evening snacks, outdoor

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swimming pool, nightly snacks and entertainment, 4 local excursions (including a luncheon boat cruise). Price listed is per person. Cancellation insurance available for $40 per person. Call 1-877-343-7773. Sun. July 20 to Fri. July 25 Twin: $993.27, Triple: $970.67 Quad: $948.07, Single: $1,106.27

NOTE: Our fitness instructors make every effort to modify exercises to suit individual needs. However, we ask that you find a class that is suitable for your physical needs rather than simply a convenient time. If you are unsure which class is suitable, please consult with one of our fitness instructors. It is recommended that your physician be consulted prior to the start of any activity.

Orillia Lunch Cruise & Nunsense Enjoy a buffet lunch on the Serendipity Princess then onto the Orillia Stage Company to see the theatre production of Nunsense, a tuneful, hilarious, touching and always irreverent show, which is a treat for everyone! Trip also includes luxury coach transportation, driver gratuity and HST. Depart 8:45 am, return approx. 6:45 pm. Pre-register. Thursday, August 14 $104 members / $114 non-members

Strength Training An intermediate level class for those wishing to increase strength, balance and flexibility. We will use hand weights, body bars, tubing and other pieces of equipment. All equipment supplied. Instructors: Kelly Offer (Tues & Thurs) and Kristina Kelly (Mon). (No class Mon. Apr. 21 or Mon. May 19). Pre-register. Mondays, 1:00-1:45 pm April 14–June 2 (6 classes) $30 members / $36 non-members

Fall Colour Tour Enjoy a turkey lunch on board the Wenonah II in Gravenhurst and a cruise on Lake Muskoka. Next we will visit to the Muskoka Boat and Heritage Museum. Then onto Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh for the Winemaker’s Tour with tasting and shopping. Trip also includes luxury coach transportation, driver gratuity an HST. Depart 7:30am, return approx 8:15pm. Preregister. Thursday, October 2 $97 members / $107 non-members Lunch & Tour of Heritage River Retirement Residence If you’ve never toured Heritage River Retirement Residence in Elora, now’s your chance. Many dates to choose from (see below). Includes a delicious lunch at Heritage River, transportation (using the Seniors Transit) and the tour – all at no cost to you! Bus departs from the Seniors Centre at 11:45 am & returns you to the Seniors Centre at 2:15 pm. Limited seating. (If preferred, you can drive on your own). Enjoy a complimentary lunch at 12:00 pm and then a guided tour of the facility after lunch. Please pre-register at the Seniors Centre. Upcoming Dates: April 30, May 28 or June 25 PRE-REGISTERED FITNESS CLASSES PAR-Q / PAR-Med Fitness Forms All fitness participants must fill out a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (Par-Q). Not only will it help guide your participation but will assist instructors in monitoring your progress. Those with certain medical conditions will need to fill out a PARmed-X form in consultation with their doctor. Forms are given at time of registration and should be returned by first day of class. Register early - space is limited. Attend another fitness class within the same session to make up a missed class (space permitting). Due to allergies, please avoid wearing scents to class. Please bring indoor running shoes when participating in any fitness class.

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Tuesdays, 9:30-10:15 am April 8–June 24 (12 classes) $60 members / $72 non-members Thursdays, 9:30-10:15 am April 10–June 26 (12 classes) $60 members / $72 non-members Thursdays, 10:30-11:15 am April 10–June 26 (12 classes) $60 members / $72 non-members Bone Fit Exercise program developed by Osteoporosis Canada and designed specifically for adults 50+ to help achieve good bone health and reduce risk for developing osteoporosis. For those with osteoporosis, it will help treat the disease, manage symptoms and avoid fractures. For each class, certified fitness instructor Kelly Offer, will guide you through exercises and provide information to help maintain bone strength, prevent bone loss and falls. Come dressed for a workout! (No class Apr. 21 or May 19). Course fee partially offset with the assistance of a grant. Pre-register. NOTE: Combine Bone Fit with Nordic Pole Walking (for a 1 hour fitness class) and save. See fees below. Mondays, 2:20-2:50 pm April 7–June 23 (10 classes) Cost: $20 (Bone Fit only) OR $35 (Bone Fit & Nordic Pole Walking) FREE Demo Class: Nordic Pole Walking Join us at our Active Living & Retirement Show for a free demo of this class. All fitness levels welcome and all equipment supplied. Join us! Instructor: Kelly Offer. No charge but pre-register. Friday, March 28 10:00-10:30 am Nordic Pole Walking This outdoor pole walking program is a highly effective core muscle strengthening exercise that increases stability and balance. Poles reduce stress and weight on knee and hip joints. Learn proper techniques for breathing and posture. Increase your cardiovascular workout by over 25% and burn up to 46% more calories

compared with regular walking. Join certified fitness instructor Kelly Offer for this fully integrated walking program workout. Come dressed for the weather. Customized poles provided. Course fee partially offset with the assistance of a grant. (No class Apr. 21 or May 19). Course fee partially offset with the assistance of a grant. Pre-register. NOTE: Combine Bone Fit with Nordic Pole Walking (for a 1 hour fitness class) and save. See fees below. Mondays, 3:00-3:30 pm April 7–June 23 (10 classes) Cost: $20 (Nordic Pole only) OR $35 (Bone Fit & Nordic Pole Walking) Low Impact Intervals An advanced level, moderate to high intensity class for those with good mobility. We will alternate intervals of low impact cardio with strength training using hand weights, tubing or weighted bars. Participants should be able to get up and down from the floor unassisted. All equipment supplied. Instructor: Kelly Offer. Preregister. Tuesdays, 8:40-9:25 am April 8–June 24 (12 classes) $60 members / $72 non-members FREE Demo Class: Pilates (NEW!) Join us at our Active Living & Retirement Show for a free demo of this class. All fitness levels welcome. No floor work in this class. Join us! Instructor: Kelly Offer. No charge but pre-register. Friday, March 28 11:30 am-12:00 pm Pilates for Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteoarthritis or want to increase core strength safely and effectively, this is the class for you. This class is taught with consideration for those with reduced bone density and those who have osteoporosis or osteoarthritis. While most of the exercises will be performed standing, we will venture down for some mat work occasionally. All equipment supplied. Instructor: Kelly Offer. Pre-register. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 am April 8–June 24 (12 classes) $60 members / $72 non-members Ball Fit 45-minute workout primarily using the stability balls, weights and bands. The body responds to the instability of the ball to remain balanced, boost metabolism and improve core strength. Exercises will be slow and controlled to focus on muscle building, balance and flexibility. All participants should be able to get up and down from the floor. Modifications can be made. All equipment supplied. Instructor: Kristina Kelly. Pre-register. (No class Apr. 21 or May 19) Mondays, 12:00-12:45 pm April 4–June 2 (6 classes) $30 members / $36 non-members

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Post Rehab–Mobility & Stability As the title suggests this class will focus on those who have existing injuries or are fresh out of physiotherapy and looking for the next step. Gentle range of motion exercises for flexibility and gentle strengthening exercises for stability. Small class size means more individual attention. Instructor Kelly Offer is a certified Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiologist with the CHEK Institute, certified Pilates Instructor working towards a Post Rehab Exercise Specialist. She is currently teaching Physiotherapy Assisted Post Rehab Pilates Programs in and around Guelph. (Note: class size limited to 6 participants). Pre-register. Tuesdays, 11:30 am-12:15 pm April 8–June 24 (12 classes) $72 members / $84 non-members Thursdays, 11:20 am-12:05 pm April 10–June 26 (12 classes) $72 members / $84 non-members Beginner Fitness Class Studies show that exercise can be very beneficial at any age and not dependant on when implemented. A common concern for those new to exercise is “what kind of exercise is best?” Most movement experts agree that the best type is exercise that is safe and enjoyable. The more enjoyable the exercise, the more likely a consistent routine is developed. This 45 minute low impact beginner level class will focus on dynamic movement and continuous motion while introducing exercises for hips and shoulders. Perfect class for those new to fitness. Dr. Phil Lemire, Chiropractor with Optimum Integrative Health Centre will lead the class and be available for questions. All equipment supplied. Class is free, provided by Optimum Integrative Health Centre. Pre-register. Tuesdays, 11:45-12:30 pm April 15 - June 17 (10 weeks) All Around Fitness This fitness class is geared to the beginner to intermediate level and will incorporate cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, balance and flexibility. Variety of equipment will be used including stability balls. All equipment supplied. Instructor: Glenda Rose. Pre-register. Wednesdays, 9:00-9:45 am April 9–June 25 (12 classes) $60 members / $72 non-members Men’s Fitness - Back to Basics If you have ever suffered from an episode of back pain (or simply want to avoid one) then this is the class for you. We will work on strengthening and conditioning your abs and back for reduced back pain, better stability and a flatter stomach. While the focus of this class is on the core, flexibility and balance training will round out the program. All equipment supplied. Instructor: Glenda Rose. Pre-register. Wednesdays, 9:50-10:30 am April 9–June 25 (12 classes) $60 members / $72 non-members

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FREE Trial Class: DrumFIT A chance for you try out this fitness class. A fast-paced fitness program combining music, dance, rhythm and fun. For all ages and ability levels, using drumsticks and a stability ball. Instructor: Kerri Williamson. No charge but please pre-register. Wednesday, April 9 9:30-10:15 am DrumFIT A fast-paced fitness program combining music, dance, rhythm and fun. For all ages and ability levels, using drumsticks and a stability ball. All equipment supplied. Instructor: Kerri Williamson. Pre-register. Wednesdays, 9:30-10:15 am April 16–June 18 (10 classes) $50 members / $60 non-members Power & Strength An advanced level program designed for the active adult. We will incorporate various pieces of equipment to further increase your current level of fitness to above average. Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor unassisted. All equipment supplied. Instructor: Kelly Offer. Pre-register. Thursdays, 8:40-9:25 am April 10–June 26 (12 classes) $60 members / $72 non-members Low Impact Cardio & Muscle An intermediate to advanced level, moderate to high intensity class for those with good mobility. Approximately 20 minutes cardio, 15 minutes of muscle and a stretch at the end. All equipment supplied. Instructor: Glenda Rose. Pre-register. ( No class Apr. 18). Fridays, 10:30-11:15 am April 11–June 27 (11 classes) $55 members / $66 non-members Basic Lacrosse Skills 101 for Seniors (NEW!) Ever wanted to learn basic lacrosse skills but never had an opportunity? Played in the past but hung up your lacrosse stick ages ago? If you’re a senior and want to participate in different outdoor exercises, while learning the art of passing, catching, and shooting with a lacrosse stick, this can be a lot of fun. All you need is an inexpensive lacrosse stick (Can. Tire, Walmart, etc. approx. $20), track pants or shorts, running shoes. Nets and balls supplied. No physical contact, just your eagerness to learn a different set of skills and have fun with others. Thanks to volunteer instructor: Al Soligo. Call Al with any questions: 519-843-5852. Call the Centre to register. Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 am July 9–August 13 (6 classes) $6 members / $12 non-members YOGA, TAI CHI & MEDITATION Tai Chi This slow-moving, meditative and gentle exercise

helps restore and maintain fitness and flexibility. This non-strenuous introductory class is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Instructor: Billye Milliken. Preregister. (No class May 19). Mondays, 9:00-10:00 am April 28–May 26 (4 classes) $22 members / $26 non-members Moderate Gentle Yoga In this class, while still being gentle in our approach, we will begin to learn new postures, Pranayama (breathing practices) and include a bit of a longer Savasana (relaxation) at the end before a longer quiet seated meditation. We will continue to explore standing, seated and floor postures to increase our strength, balance and flexibility. Our bones need weight bearing postures to keep them healthy; our muscles need to continue to be both strong and flexible; and our joints need movement to keep their mobility. We practice with inward attention and respect for our bodies. You must be comfortable getting up from and down to the yoga mat. Please bring a yoga strap (or tie), a yoga mat and a small towel (2 blocks would also be good). Instructor: Karen Murtagh. (No class April 21 or May 19). Pre-register. Mondays, 10:40–11:55 am April 14–June 30 (10 classes) $80 members / $85 non-members Hatha Yoga for Relaxation This hatha yoga class helps you unwind from your day with a focus on relaxation. Classes will include warmups, long-held stretches and strong postures, both standing and floor postures, pranayama (breath work) and ending with a brief seated meditation. A moderate class with modifications and choices for deepening poses will be offered. Bring yoga mat, yoga strap (or tie) and a yoga block (or 2). Instructor: Karen Murtagh. (No class April 21 or May 19). Pre-register. Mondays, 5:15–6:30 pm April 14–June 30 (10 classes) $80 members / $85 non-members FREE Trial Class: Meditation (NEW!) A chance for you try out this class. See course description below. Instructor: Jill Davey. No charge but please pre-register. Wednesday, April 9 10:00-11:00 am Learn to Meditate (NEW!) We all experience stress and discontent. Insight Meditation gives us the tools and awareness to release this tension and discomfort from body, heart and mind. Learn to cultivate peace, contentment and wisdom. Studies now prove what the Buddha taught over 2600 years ago. Recent research has shown that meditation can reduce the damaging effects of stress and pain. Give yourself 6 weeks of direct experience, teachings and practice and see what all the talk is about. Commit to learning and practicing these ancient techniques that free the heart and mind. This session is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators alike. This is not a religious practice, all beliefs and faiths are welcome.

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Chairs are available for sitting or you can bring your own meditation cushion/bench and mat. Instructor: Jill Davey. Pre-register. (No class May 7). Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 am April 16–May 28 (6 classes) $48 members / $54 non-members Gentle Yoga (NEW!) In this one-hour gentle yoga class we will (as with the Moderate Gentle Yoga class) explore standing, seated and floor postures to increase our strength, balance and flexibility. Our practice will include slow and mindful movements, short holds of poses and opportunities to rest in between. This class is ideal if you are new to yoga or if you simply prefer a quiet, gentle practice. We practice with inward attention and respect for our bodies. Modifications will be offered to both ease and deepen postures and movements. Please bring a yoga strap (or tie), a yoga mat and a small towel (2 blocks would also be good). Instructor: Karen Murtagh. Preregister. Wednesdays, 11:15 am-12:15 pm April 16–June 25 (11 classes) $77 members / $82.50 non-members Yoga for Healthy Joints Join us each week for this 45-minute routine for our joints! Loads of ideas for moving, things you can do at home while watching t.v. or before you get out of bed in the morning. We’ll have a basic routine but will add on each week to keep it both familiar and fresh. Keeping ease of movement is so important for all of us and movement focused on our joints also builds strength in the surrounding muscles. You are welcome to do the movements sitting in a chair or on a yoga mat but everyone needs to bring a yoga mat because some of the practice will be standing. We will also learn some breathing practices and how to use movement as meditation. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. Pre-register. (Please note time change from the winter session.) Wednesdays, 1:00 pm-1:45 pm April 16–June 25 (11 classes) $66 members / $71.50 non-members Yoga Fundamentals This 1½ hour class incorporates lying, seated, kneeling and standing postures. Explore opening, breathing, stretching and strengthening in the context of mindfulness, community and joy. Instructor: Jill Davey. If you are unsure which yoga class is the best fit for you, please contact the Centre to inquire. Please bring a yoga mat and yoga block to class. Pre-register. (No class May 8). Thursdays, 11:10 am-12:40 pm April 10–June 19 (10 classes) $80 members / $85 non-members FREE Trial Class: Chair Yoga for Relaxation (NEW!) A chance for you try out this fitness class. See course description below. Instructor: Kristina Kelly. No charge but please pre-register. Thursday, April 10 12:10-1:10 pm

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Chair Yoga for Relaxation (NEW!) Perfect for anyone with limited mobility due to injury or muscle tightness. Chair is used for stability in standing postures, modified seated postures, a prop for limited flexibility and a place for breath work. The goal of this class is to cultivate better balance, stability and flexibility. Final 10 minutes relaxation on floor or in chair to truly reconnect with the body and mind. Instructor: Kristina Kelly. Pre-register. Thursdays, 12:10-1:10 pm April 17–June 5 (8 classes) $56 members / $60 non-members Two Hours of Yoga (NEW!) You are invited once a month on a Friday afternoon (4th Friday) to enjoy a luxurious two-hour yoga class with a focus on relaxation. Give yourself some time. Time to sit and to stretch and to breathe. Explore your yoga posture. Savour your stretches. Relax into them. Breathe without rushing. This is your time. All levels welcome. Please bring a yoga mat, a tie or yoga strap, a towel and/or blanket and 2 blocks if you have some. Instructors: Karen Murtagh. Classes priced separately or register for all 3 classes and save. Pre-register. Friday, April 25, 2:00-4:00 pm $16 members / $18 non-members Friday, May 23, 2:00-4:00 pm $16 members / $18 non-members Friday, June 27, 2:00-4:00 pm $16 members / $18 non-members -OR$42 members / $48 non for all 3 classes REGISTERED DANCE PROGRAMS Belly Dance This beginner course covers four styles of dance: Oriental, Folklore, Fusion & Tribal. Great fun! This class allows you to merge into the belly dance world. Come dressed the same as you would for a yoga class. Instructor: Lise Stewart. (No class Apr. 21 or May 19). Pre-register. Mondays, 9:00-10:30 am April 7–May 26 (6 classes) $39 members / $45 non-members -&/orMondays, 7:00-8:30 pm April 7–May 26 (6 classes) $39 members / $45 non-members Mondays, 9:00-10:30 am June 2–July 7 (6 classes) $39 members / $45 non-members -&/orMondays, 7:00-8:30 pm June 2–July 7 (6 classes) $39 members / $45 non-members FREE Demo Class: Zumba® Fusion (NEW!) Join us at our Active Living & Retirement Show for a free demo of this class. This class combines Latin and

International music with a fun and effective workout system. Join us! No equipment needed! Instructor: Sarah Schleen. No charge but pre-register. Friday, March 28 10:00-10:40 am FREE Trial Classes: Zumba® Gold A chance for you try out this class. See course description below. Instructor: Sarah Schleen. No charge but please pre-register. Come to one or both! Monday, April 7 12:00-12:45 pm -&/orFriday, April 11 9:40-10:25 am Zumba® Gold Get groovin at your own pace! The easy-to-follow program that lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It’s an invigorating, community-oriented dance-fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold® classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. Instructor: Sarah Schleen of Shakti Power Studio and certified Zumba Gold instructor. (No class Mon. Apr. 21, Fri. Apr. 18 or Mon. May 19). Pre-register. Mondays, 12:00-12:45 pm April 14–June 30 (10 classes) $75 members / $85 non-members Fridays, 9:40-10:25 am April 25–June 27 (10 classes) $75 members / $85 non-members FREE Trial Class: Zumba® Toning (NEW!) A chance for you try out this class. See course description below. Instructor: Sarah Schleen. No charge but please pre-register. Wednesday, April 9 10:40-11:25 am Zumba® Toning (NEW!) Learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all the target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Zumba Toning is the perfect way to sculpt your body naturally while having a total blast. Instructor: Sarah Schleen of Shakti Power Studio and certified Zumba Gold instructor. Preregister. Wednesdays, 10:40-11:25 am April 16–June 25 (11 classes) $82.50 members / $93.50 non-members FREE Trial Class: Zumba® Gold - Seated (NEW!) A chance for you try out this class. See course description below. Instructor: Sarah Schleen. No charge but please pre-register. Wednesday, April 9 11:30 am-12:00 pm

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Zumba® Gold - Seated (NEW!) Enjoy the enticing international rhythms of a slowerpaced Zumba®Gold dance-fitness class – seated! A new, gentler, easy-to-follow, health-boosting dancefitness program anyone can enjoy! Instructor: Sarah Schleen of Shakti Power Studio and certified Zumba Gold instructor. Pre-register. Wednesdays, 11:30 am-12:00 pm April 16–June 25 (11 classes) $41.25 members / $46.75 non-members **NOTE: Take any of two registered fitness/dance courses per week (per person) and save $5 OR take three fitness courses per week (per person) and save $10 (excluding Bone Fit, Nordic Pole Walking, Two Hours of Yoga, Basic Lacrosse, TaiChi & Beginner Fitness). COMPUTER CLASSES Daytime/Evening/Weekend Internet Basics Are you new to the internet? Have you tried going online but found it confusing? Learn how to use an internet browser, how to search for websites, and how to be safe online. Some mouse experience needed. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Pre-register. Friday, April 4, 12:30-2:30 pm $22 members / $26 non-members

Saturday, June 7, 9:00 am-1:00 pm $44 members / $52 non-members E-readers and iPads Looking to buy an e-reader or iPad or just want to know more about them? Then come to this class and learn what e-readers and iPads are, see some of the models that are available, how to set them up, features available and how to use the library to find eBooks for the e-reader. Bring your iPad with you if you have one. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Pre-register. Saturday, April 12, 1:30-4:30 pm $33 members / $39 non-members -orSaturday, June 7, 1:30-4:30 pm $33 members / $39 non-members

iPad Find out how to download apps and install on your iPad. Learn to use the 4 finger swipe and 5 finger pinch. Find out what apps are running and how to close them. Create folders and organize your apps for a less cluttered home screen. Find your user settings. Sync your iPad to iTunes, plus more useful tips and tricks to get the most from your iPad. Bring your iPad to class (and a laptop if you have one). Instructor Frank Irvine, The Computer Tutor. Pre-register. Friday, April 11, 12:30-2:30 pm $22 members / $26 non-members -orWednesday, May 7, 7:00-9:00 pm $22 members / $26 non-members -orMonday, June 2, 7:00-9:00 pm $22 members / $26 non-members

Kobo E-Readers Looking to learn about Kobo e-readers? This demonstration class will show how to download books from Kobo as well as the library. Due to Adobe Digital Editions administrative rights, lab computers will not be used to download books. Instructions will be provided for tasks such as navigating to eBOOKS, deleting eBOOKS and navigating through settings. Bring your Kobo e-reader and those with laptops can bring them as long as the required software is installed (Adobe Digital Editions & Kobo Desktop). Instructor is willing to help install prior to class if required, but please note no refunds will be issued for this course once this takes place. Please have a valid library card and PIN Number (any Wellington County Library can set you up with a PIN). Step by step handouts will be provided for future reference. Instructor: Frank Irvine. (If you don’t have a Kobo or have a different e-reader you are still welcome to attend - with a valid library card & pin number). Pre-register. Friday, April 25, 12:30-2:30 pm $22 members / $26 non-members -orMonday, May 5, 7:00-9:00 pm $22 member / $26 non -orWednesday, June 4, 7:00-9:00 pm $22 members / $26 non-members

Picture Perfect – Managing Your Digital Images Digital cameras and scanners are now found in most homes and offices and have great potential to enhance projects and services if used effectively. This course will share practical strategies and techniques for managing and using digital images acquired through digital photography or scanning. Learn how to enhance and manage images using simple desktop applications, incorporate them into documents and projects, and place them online via applications such as Web E-mail and Facebook. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Pre-register. Saturday, April 12, 9:00 am-1:00 pm $44 members / $52 non-members -or-

Windows 8 Did you recently purchase a new computer with the Windows 8 operating system? Are you finding it difficult to navigate and locate your programs, email and other applications? Learn some effective tips and tricks to overcome Windows 8. This class will show you useful keyboard shortcuts to navigate your way around the many new screens and menus. Find out how to quickly see what APPS (programs) are running on your computer and learn how to close them now that the “X” close button is no longer available. Miss the START button? You don’t need it anyway; find out how to quickly locate your programs. Find out what the Charm Bar is used for, what the Metro Page is and how to get to your Desktop. Users should bring their Windows 8 laptop, those with desktop computers can follow along

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in class, detailed handouts will be provided. Instructor: Frank Irvine, The Computer Tutor. Pre-register. Wednesday, April 23, 7:00-9:00 pm $22 members / $26 non-members -orFriday, May 9, 12:30-2:30 pm $22 members / $26 non-members -orWednesday, May 28, 7:00-9:00 pm $22 members / $26 non-members Social Networking Don’t be left out of the communications world. Attend this overview to social networking and learn all about making new contacts, sharing information, and connecting with friends using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. (You will need an e-mail account that you can access on the internet to sign up for any of these services.) Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Pre-register. Saturday, April 26, 9:00 am-12:00 pm $33 members / $39 non-members -orSaturday, May 31, 1:00-4:00 pm $33 members / $39 non-members Save My Files Do you want to preserve the digital photographs you took on vacation instead of taking up precious space on your hard drive? Or keep a digital record of your house inventory to store in a safety deposit box? This course demonstrates how to save all of your files to CD/ DVD/USB or other media. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Pre-register. Note: This is a presentation style class. Saturday, April 26, 1:00-4:00 pm $33 members / $39 non-members -orSaturday, May 31, 9:00 am-12:00 pm $33 members / $39 non-members Computer Beginner Part 1 (Note: Windows 8 users may want to take the Windows 8 class first as a pre-requisite for this course as you will need to understand how to navigate with Windows 8 operating system). In this 2 evening course, students will learn about their keyboard layout especially those with laptops. Gain new skills by mastering keyboard shortcuts. Learn how to quickly connect to a wireless network and get on the internet. Find out what your task bar is for and where to find it. Find all the programs that are installed on your computer and how to access them. Learn how to add and remove programs and especially how to remove unwanted software that has been unwillingly installed on your computer. Find your photos, music and downloads. If possible, bring your own laptop. Instructor: Frank Irvine, The Computer Tutor. Pre-register. Monday & Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 pm April 7 & 9 (2 classes) $44 members / $52 non-members -or-

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Fridays, 12:30-2:30 pm May 16 & 23 (2 classes) $44 members / $52 non-members -orMonday & Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 pm June 9 & 11 (2 classes) $44 members / $52 non-members Computer Beginner Part 2 In this 2 evening course, students will learn how to download & attach files to/from email messages. Learn how to bookmark and mange your favourite web sites. Learn some basic maintenance procedures and how to get free anti-virus. Find out how and why it’s important to make a repair disk BEFORE your computer crashes. Learn how to copy from “A” and paste to “B”. Bring your questions and challenge the instructor for something you would like to learn. If possible, bring your own laptop. Note: Pre-requisite for this class is Part 1 and for those using Windows 8, the Windows 8 class. Instructor: Frank Irvine, The Computer Tutor. Pre-register. Monday & Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 pm April 14 & 16 (2 classes) $44 members / $52 non-members -orFridays, 12:30-2:30 pm May 30 & June 6 (2 classes) $44 members / $52 non-members -orMonday & Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 pm June 16 & 18 (2 classes) $44 members / $52 non-members New Computer Know How – Software & Security Learn what software is on your computer and what it does. This course will allow you to better understand your computer and all the applications it has for you to use. Will include information on printers and security features. Some mouse and keyboard experience needed. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Pre-register. Friday, May 2, 12:30-2:30 pm $22 members / $26 non-members One-to-One Computer Assistance Need some one-to-one computer assistance? Just about everyone with a computer runs into problems. Don’t struggle when there is help available. Sign up for your 1-hour appointment time prior to the clinic. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Pre-register. Saturday, May 3 Appts. from 9:00 am-12:00 pm & 1:00-4:00 pm $28 members / $32 non-members (1 hour appt.) -orSaturday, June 21 Appts. from 9:00 am-12:00 pm & 1:00-4:00 pm $28 members / $32 non-members (1 hour appt.) Facebook Learn about key features of this popular website and how to use them to connect with friends and family. Learn to create a personal profile, add friends,

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exchange messages and share pictures. We will also discuss the important issue of privacy settings. You will need an email account that you can access on the internet. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Pre-register. Friday, June 13, 12:30-2:30 pm $22 members / $26 non-members Photos & Your Computer This is a 2-part series on getting photos from your camera onto your computer and then sending them to an on-line photo processor for printing and or creating a personalized photo album. (Sign up for one or both depending on your skill level). Pre-register. Part I: Getting Photos from Your Camera to Your Computer Pre-requisite: A digital camera and some computer knowledge. This class will show you the steps to get the photos on your camera onto your computer. The focus will be on file management, finding your photos on your computer and keeping them organized. Learn how to drag and drop your camera pictures right onto your computer. Learn how to tag your photos, and the benefits of tagging to find photos quickly. A great way to identify people in a photo by applying multiple tags. Searching for that beautiful sunset photo from 3 vacations ago? Tag it and your search dilemma will be solved! Instructor: Frank Irvine, The Computer Tutor. Pre-register. Monday, April 28, 7:00-9:00 pm $22 members / $26 non-members -orMonday, May 12, 7:00-9:00 pm $22 members / $26 non-members -orFriday, June 20, 12:30-2:30 pm $22 members / $26 non-members Part II: On-line Printing & Creating Personalized Photo Albums & Other Printed Material Pre-requisite: Knowing how to get pictures from your camera to your computer. This class will focus on up-loading your photos from your computer to an on-line publisher such as Blacks, Zehrs or Walmart. Create a memorable photo album of your latest trip, personalized just for you. Or create a made to order calendar using photos you up-load. The class will focus on a photo album although the same method will apply for other items. Instructor: Frank Irvine, The Computer Tutor. Pre-register. Wednesday, April 30, 7:00-9:00 pm $22 members / $26 non-members -orWednesday, May 14, 7:00-9:00 pm $22 members / $26 non-members -orFriday, June 27, 12:30-2:30 pm $22 members / $26 non-members REGISTERED SPECIAL INTEREST COURSES NOTE: Refer to the “Drop-in Activity” section for a full listing of all the drop-in activity groups offered at the Centre in addition to the following registered courses:

“FUN”damentals of Drawing – Beginner (NEW!) Opportunity to learn the basics of drawing. Good class to start if you have never taken a drawing class before. Drawing can be both fun and creative and is easily learned. Learn how to draw objects, buildings, landscapes, animals and people. All you need to start: pencils, paper and a desire to learn…A wonderful hobby for seniors of any age. Instructor: Jim O’Haire. Pre-register. (No class Apr. 8 or Apr. 29) Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am April 1–June 17 (10 classes) $86 members / $91 non-members “FUN”damentals of Drawing – Intermediate & Advanced Continue to build on your drawing skills in this more advanced class. Instructor: Jim O’Haire. Pre-register. Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 am April 2–June 4 (10 classes) $86 members / $91 non-members “FUN”damentals of Watercolour In just two lessons you will have produced a beautiful watercolour. All you need is a few simple supplies and a desire to learn. Whether you are new to painting or experienced, I guarantee success. Come and join this fun class. We are all born artists. Instructor: Jim O’Haire. Supply list available at registration. (No class Apr. 18 or May 23). Pre-register. Fridays, 9:30 am-12:00 pm April 4–June 20 (10 classes) $86 members / $91 non-members ‘La Bella Lingua Romantica’ - Basic Conversational Italian for Beginners This course will be a basic, conversational Italian class with lots of basic phrases to learn and speak every day. Purchase a simple Italian Phrases Book available from the instructor (approx. $12–$15) which contains its own dictionary. Thanks to our volunteer instructor: Al Soligo. Pre-register. Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00 am April 2–June 4 (10 classes) $12 members / $16 non-members Genealogy This group will be starting up again in this spring session. Group will meet weekly on Thursdays at 1:15pm. Bring your family history project to work on. Volunteer convenor: Margaret McCarney. Begins: Thursday, April 3 @ 1:15pm Weekly drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non Bocce (NEW!) Join in this classic Italian game of bocce, which is another form of lawn bowling. All equipment supplied. Played outside in Victoria Park. A great form of gentle exercise and fun for all. Led by volunteer instructor: Al Soligo. Pre-register. Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 am July 8–August 12 (6 weeks) $6 members / $12 non-members

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Introductory Ayurveda Workshop You’ve heard of yoga? Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga. They go hand in hand! Ayurveda is an ancient yet completely relevant way of looking at our health. According to Ayurvedic principles we are a part of the natural world and based on this we can adopt natural methods in taking care of ourselves. Nature = Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. We each have the five elements but to varying degrees. Understanding foods, routines, types of exercise and so forth that can balance your nature gives you the power to enhance your life. This is not meant to replace your health care practitioner but to add loads of tools to your own personal health care kit. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. Note: Register for both Ayurveda workshops and save (see below). Pre-register. Friday, May 9, 2:00-4:00 pm $16 mem / $18 non (Introductory Ayurveda only) OR $28 mem / $32 non (both Intro & Daily Practices) Ayurveda: Daily Practices and Seasonal Rhythms Having either attended the Intro to Ayurveda workshop or some prior knowledge of Ayurveda, we will delve a little deeper into its practical applications. These include general daily Ayurvedic practices such as cleansing; timing for eating, sleeping and exercising; and yoga practices. We will also explore how we can adapt these based on seasonal changes. You are welcome to ask questions and interact with the information presented. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. Pre-register. Friday, June 13, 2:00-4:00 pm $16 mem / $18 non (Ayurveda: Daily Practices only) OR $28 mem / $32 non (both Intro & Daily Practices) Rubber Stamping / Card Making Beginner to advanced stampers will enjoy this fun, hands-on card-making workshop. Create your own personalized greeting cards and learn other crafty ideas. Bring scissors, glue stick and a $6 supply fee to class. Instructor: Joanne McTavish. Pre-register. Tuesday, April 29, 9:30-11:30 am $3 members / $5 non-members Conversation en français Venez au centre pour parler en français pendant une heure. Rencontrez des autres qui aimeraient bavarder et discuter les sujets variés. Volunteer Convenor: Virginia Burns 519-846-0642. Pre-register. Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm April 8–June 24 Drop-in fee each class: $1 members / $2 non (Pre-registration required) Peer Counselling – Effective Helping (NEW!) For those who find that people come to you for help or advice and for those in a helping role, this course is designed to help build your confidence and skills

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as an informal or peer counsellor. Join a professional counsellor with 45 years experience to learn some basic and effective helping strategies. In an informal, fun and supportive atmosphere you will have an opportunity to understand and practice how to be an effective listener, how to help others clarify issues and how to help others to make positive decisions and take charge of their lives. Instructor: Jack Watkins. Pre-register. Fridays, 9:30-11:30 am April 25–June 13 (8 classes) $98 members / $115 non-members

Guide!”? Join Rebekah Keith, in-store dietitian at Zehrs Markets Fergus, as she busts common nutrition myths while providing you with the hands-on skills to make healthy choices when shopping. Learn how to accurately read nutrition labels and make sure your grocery cart is nutritious. Length: 1 hour. Please preregister at the Seniors Centre. Registered individuals will then meet Rebekah at the Customer Service Desk at Zehrs Markets Fergus (800 Tower St., S). Tuesday, March 11, 10:30-11:30 am No charge

Basics of Creative Writing Workshop Learn the tools you need to write interesting and compelling fiction. In this one morning session we will cover, what “show, don’t tell” really means. (Hint: it’s not adding a bunch more adjectives). Dialogue tags: which ones work, which don’t. Why use concrete and specific words rather than abstract and general. Why starting a sentence with an “ing” word can be hilariously wrong. Importance of keeping a stable Point of View (POV) so your readers don’t get dizzy. Passive vs. active voice, and other correctable writing elements. Your instructor is award winning author, and editor Gloria Nye. www.spiralpress.ca. Pre-register. Thursday, May 15, 9:30-11:30am $22 members / $26 non-menbers

I Remember Better When I Paint This inspiring film features both personal stories and initiatives that are bringing people affected by Alzheimer’s disease to art and creative workshops. The results are remarkable. Presented by Robin Smart, Education Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. Pre-register. Thursday, March 13 @ 10:00 am $1 members / $3 non-members

Creative Writing Course Join in this 6-week creative writing course instructed by writer, editor and publisher, Gloira Nye (www. spiralpress.ca and www.evepublishing.com). Pull out your unfinished work, rejcted stories or the novel stuffed in the drawer. Time to polish it up and bring it back to life. A supportive and inspiring course to get you into the writing mode. Weekly writing exercises will be done as well as constructive critiquing and feedback of your existing work. Beginners welcome. (A more detailed description available upon request). Pre-register. Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am May 22 - June 26 (6 classes) $69 members / $75 non-members SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS NOTE: Even though payment is not required ahead of time for these seminars and workshops, please preregister or book an appointment in advance. Payment accepted at the door. You and Your Eyes – Eye Conditions and Diseases of Aging A representative from CNIB will talk about some common eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. They will be bringing a selection of technical aids such as magnifying devices, etc. for everyone to have a look at. Pre-register. Monday, March 10 @ 10:15 am $1 members / $3 non-members Busting Nutrition Myths – Grocery Store Tour Have you ever thought...”Healthy food costs too much!” or “It’s impossible to meet Canada’s Food

Get Your Money! - Understanding Ontario’s Tax Credits & Benefits for Seniors (presented by Ont. Ministry of Finance) Are you receiving all the Ontario tax credits and benefits you are entitled to? Do you know about: • Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit • Ontario Trillium Benefit (Sales Tax Credit, Energy & Property Tax Credit, Northern Ont. Energy Credit) • Senior Homeowner’s Property Tax Grant • Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS) • Non-refundable tax credits such as the disability amount and medical expenses. Attend this seminar to see what credits and benefits you may qualify for, how to apply and how to obtain more information. One of the seminar’s key messages is to file your tax returns, even if you don’t owe any tax, and get your money. Although not intended as a discussion on individual tax situations there should be time at the end for general questions & answers. Presented by Jeremy Bertrand, Tax Advisory Specialist, Ministry of Finance. Pre-register. Two dates to choose from: Friday, March 14 @ 1:00 pm -orFriday, March 28 @ 10:30 am @ Retirement Show No charge Senior Driving Renewal Information Session This session will cover the driver’s licence renewal process. Topics: What you can expect when you turn 80 years old, aging and driving, how aging factors can affect your ability to drive safely, physical limitations and vision, warning signs, traffic roundabouts and when its time to hang up the keys. Presented by John Warkentin, Ministry of Transportation. Pre-register. Monday, March 17 @ 10:15 am $1 members / $3 non-members Coin Appraisal Clinic Have you wondered about the value of those coins

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you’ve been saving? Coin expert and volunteer, Donald Quant, will value and identify your coins and trade dollars. He has been an avid collector all his life and has extensive knowledge to share. Book your appointment prior to the clinic by calling the Centre. Thursday, March 20 (appts. available from 2:00-4:00 pm) $1 members / $3 non-members -&/orThursday, June 19 (appts. available from 2:00-4:00 pm) $1 members / $3 non-members Brain Gym Improve your brain fitness! Challenge yourself in this fun and interactive session to help you on your way to improving memory, concentration, balance and coordination. This unique program is based on current scientific research on how the brain functions. Research studies show keeping your brain active and alert slows down or reverses some of the symptoms of aging, such as lack of concentration, poor recall, limited thinking patterns and inability to learn new material. Thanks to Heritage River Retirement Residence for sponsoring and presenting this program. Four sessions to choose from (attend one or all of them). Each session fee: $1 members / $3 non-members. Pre-register. Thursday, March 20 @ 3:00 pm Thursday, April 24 @ 3:00 pm Thursday, May 22 @ 3:00 pm Thursday, June 26 @ 3:00 pm Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) This seminar will discuss COPD; its causes as well as its signs and symptoms. We will learn more about COPD pathophysiology and the methods of diagnosis. Management and prevention of the disease will also be covered, including exercise, medications and treatment of acute episodes. Inhaler devices can be demonstrated and screening will be available to assess risk of COPD. Presented by Katherine Ayranto, Pharmacist with Target Pharmacy. Pre-register. Friday, March 21 @ 1:00 pm $1 members / $3 non-members Vegetarian Meals Explore the advantages and challenges of limiting meat intake and the nutrition concerns of vegetarian diet including getting enough protein in your diet and healthy meal planning. Please join us for this informative and tasty session presented by the Community Food Advisors with the Public Health Unit. Pre-register. Monday, March 24 @ 10:15 am $1 members / $3 non-members Top 10 Myths About Hearing Tests & Hearing Aids Join us at our Active Living & Retirement Show for this informative presentation. Learn how hearing loss happens, signs of hearing loss, options to take depending on the hearing loss and myths about hearing aids. Presented by Hear Well Be Well.

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Friday, March 28 @ 11:45 am Free!

Friday, April 4, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm $1 members / $3 non-members

GreenSaver Program – Lower Your Hydro Bills with Free Energy Saving Programs Join us at our Active Living & Retirement Show for a seminar to learn how those on limited incomes can get their home or apartment upgraded to save on electricity, free of charge. The Home Assistance program is funded by the Ontario Power Authority and managed by GreenSaver for Centre Wellington Hydro. The program is aimed at reducing the energy burden for those in need and eligible participants can get free home improvement on the following depending on the heating and housing type and the existing efficiencies: lights, electric power bars, showerheads, aerators, pipe and tank wrap, refrigerators, freezers, de-humidifiers, window air-conditioners, draft proofing, basement, wall and attic insulation. Friday, March 28 @ 12:30 pm Free!

Let’s Talk About Your Wishes “Speak Up” is a National Campaign for starting a conversation about end of life care. It’s about conversations, it’s about decisions and it’s how we care for each other. Advance Care Planning should be part of everyone’s future plans. Come and join in an interactive and informative session where you can ask questions, look at information and learn about making your wishes known with your family. Presented by Erin McInnis, Community Services Coordinator for Hospice Wellington. Pre-register. Thursday, April 10 @ 10:00 am $1 members / $3 non-members

Lifestyle Guidelines for Vital Aging Learn how regular moderate physical activity and healthy nutrition maintains physical and mental vitality for the years to come. Find out about: • The importance of metabolism for physical and mental fitness • Escape the epidemic of chronic diseases • The role of body muscles for increased physical and mental energy • The role of cardiovascular system for life-long vitality • Healthy nutrition improves metabolic power • Guidelines for healthy aging Presenter Dr. Klaus Schwanbeck (former coach of the German Olympic track & field team). Pre-register. Monday, March 31 @ 10:15 am $1 members / $3 non-members Aromatherapy - An Introduction Aromatherapy, the use of essential oils from plants to enhance and maintain health and beauty, can be dated to 3,000 B.C. There are many traditional uses of plant essences derived from herbs, spices, flowers, leaves and seeds etc., to promote relaxation, healing and a congenial atmosphere. Hear an introduction to the history and practice of aromatherapy. Pre-register. Instructor: Bonnie Purdy, Certified Aromatherapy Health Professional. Thursday, April 3, 9:30-11:00 am $1 members / $3 non-members Spring Fling Colour Consultation plus Scarves & Accessories Want to know what colours suit you best? Join Karen Simoneau, Mary Kay representative for an enjoyable and relaxing session with lots of colour suggestions. Also included – a scarf tying demonstration and accessorizing by Jean Jackson (volunteer & member of the Centre). Take time out for yourself and enjoy a bit of pampering. Pre-register.

Chronic Pain Management Workshop Delivered by The Arthritis Society, this 2 hour workshop introduces you to different methods to counter pain and encourage you to take an active role in reducing its impact on your life. We discuss the sources of pain, the role of stress, fatigue and exercise in pain management, and various tools for handling pain. Anyone with chronic pain from any source, not just arthritis, will find this workshop helpful, and we encourage caregivers to attend as well. Pre-register. Friday, April 11 @ 10:00 am $1 members / $3 non-members Eating Your Way to Stronger Bones – Grocery Store Tour Did you know 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer from a fracture related to osteoporosis during their lifetime? Join Rebekah Keith, in-store dietitian at Zehrs Markets Fergus, as she guides you through the steps to choosing foods that will improve bone health. Identify if you are getting enough calcium and learn how to accurately read nutrition labels for important bone nutrients. Length: 1 hour. Please pre-register at the Seniors Centre. Registered individuals will then meet Rebekah at the Customer Service Desk at Zehrs Markets Fergus (800 Tower St., S). Friday, April 11, 2:00-3:00 pm No charge Is it Memory Loss, or is it Just Old Age? Memory loss is a hot topic among seniors, often wanting to know: what is normal aging versus clinical memory loss? This presentation will answer that question and provide strategies for coping with memory loss: • Comparing normal aging versus symptoms of clinical memory loss • Recommended strategies for coping with memory loss • Healthy brain habits for memory-loss prevention • Therapy available to improve brain functioning. Presented by Chloe Hamilton, Owner, Warm Embrace Elder Care. Pre-register. Monday, April 14 @ 10:15 am $1 members / $3 non-members

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Get Inspired for Spring Organizing! It’s spring, a great time to ‘lighten up’. Are you feeling overwhelmed with the ‘stuff’ in your home, is it time to clear some space? Or you may be considering moving to a smaller residence, but don’t know what to do with things you’ll no longer need? Professional organizer Kathy MacLean (Fresh Focus Organizing) will share practical strategies, tips and inspiration to help you sort, decide what to keep or let go, and where to donate, sell or recycle. Pre-register. Thursday, April 17 @ 10:00 am $1 members / $3 non-members Film: Unravelling the Mystery with David Suzuki Looking at Alzheimer’s from through the lens of experience, science, research and genetics. This presentation is not to be missed. Presented by Robin Smart, Education Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. Pre-register. Thursday, April 24 @ 10:00 am $1 members / $3 non-members Sudoku Fun! Want to learn how to do this puzzle that so many people seem to be doing these days? Find out why it is so addictive! Or maybe you have tried doing it but can’t seem to get beyond the easy or intermediate level? Learn some tips to help you on your way to solving the puzzles quickly and without mistakes! Those who have taken this workshop before are welcome to take it again as a refresher. (Thanks to volunteer Bud Fauteux for leading these sessions). Drop-in fee: $1 members or $3 non-members per session. Three workshop dates to choose from or attend them all! Pre-register. Friday, April 25, 9:30-11:30 am Friday, May 30, 9:30-11:30 am Friday, June 27, 9:30-11:30 am Tips, Traps & Tidbits on Investment Planning Please join Stacey Aarssen and John Aarssen of Sentry Group, as they go through areas in your investment planning that can reduce taxes, improve monthly cash flow and organization tips. Hot topics discussed: avoiding probate fees, tax efficient income, lifetime gift annuity, and budgeting/spending tips. Maintain your wealth by learning investment risks not investment returns. Pre-register. Monday, April 28 @ 10:15 am $1 members / $3 non-members Learn to Play Bid Euchre Join in the learning seminar with volunteer instructor Andrea Corner to learn how to play this interesting card game. It’s easy and you’ll learn quickly. Pre-register. (If you can’t make the date, please contact the Centre and we will arrange an alternate time with the instructor). Upcoming Dates (Tuesdays) @ 9:30 am: April 29, May 27 or June 24 $1 members / $3 non-members Fall Prevention

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Did you know that one in every three Canadians over the age of 65 will fall at least once in a year? Best Foot Forward is a public education program developed by the Canadian Chiropractic Association to address the issue of debilitating falls among older Canadians. It’s a grass roots public education program that has the best qualified health professionals in Canada behind it. This is a two-part presentation - attend one or both sessions. Presented by Dr. Phil Lemire, Chiropractor with Optimum Integrative Health Centre. Pre-register. Part 1: Thursday, May 1 @ 9:30 am $1 members / $3 non-members Part 2: Thursday, June 12 @ 9:30am $1 members / $3 non-members Focus on Fixed Income Owning investments that may provide you with a regular income can be a smart decision. That’s why it’s a good idea to learn how fixed-income investments such as bonds may help you reach your financial goals. Attend this seminar to learn more about: • Bond characteristics and features • The relationship between interest rates and bond prices • How bonds may help you weather fluctuating markets. Presented by James Rankin, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Pre-register. Friday, May 2 @ 10:00 am $1 members / $3 non-members Emergencies, Frauds, Scams and Personal Safety Do you know what to do in case of an emergency? Once you call 911, do you know what to do next to help Emergency Responders? What can you do in the event of a heart attack, diabetes, stroke, chocking, slips and falls? Learn lots of great ideas on how to stay safe: tips on an appropriate voice mail messages (especially for seniors living alone), what not to keep in your wallet, where to put your purse when shopping or in a restaurant. Learn to spot a phone scam or other scams and what to do if you are a target (grandparent scams, mail scams). Learn how seniors are targeted. Lots of time for questions. Presenter Moreen Smith, has 28 years experience in law enforcement and is a Certified Red Cross Instructor. Pre-register. Monday, May 5 @ 10:15 am $1 members / $3 non-members Treat Yourself with Tissue Salts Dr. Schuessler’s 12 tissue salts are the biochemic, nonorganic salts involved in building the cells of the body. A deficiency in one or more of these salts can lead to disease. Because the salts are made at the same dilution as they appear in the blood stream, they are highly absorbable. And, even better, you don’t have to swallow huge pills - they dissolve under the tongue. Marg Gollinger, the presenter, will discuss when to use each of the 12 salts - to help you decide which salt(s) will benefit you most. Available at your local health food store. Pre-register. Friday, May 9, 10:30-11:30 am

$1 members / $3 non-members The Condition of Britain: Poverty and Action in the Victorian Age In this workshop, we explore social investigations into child labour and poverty in industrial Britain, and explore some of the crusading social reformers who attempted to address, and redress, the inequalities and poor conditions of work and of living that many people and families experienced in Britain’s Industrial Age. Speaker Kevin James holds a PhD from Edinburgh University and is Associate Professor of Modern Scottish History at the University of Guelph, where his research and publications focus on tourism and travel history and comparative Irish and Scottish economic and social history. Pre-register. Monday, May 12 @ 10:15 am $1 members / $3 non-members Stamp Appraisal Clinic Many of us have a stamp collection put away somewhere in a box. Have you ever wondered about its value? Now’s your chance to have it viewed and appraised. Book your appointment prior to the clinic by calling the Centre. Thanks to volunteer Richard Stewart for running this clinic. (NOTE: We are also hoping to start up a stamp-collecting group. If interested, contact the Centre.) Tuesday, May 13 (appts. available from 9:30-11:30 am) $1 members / $3 non-members Basic Bicycle Maintenance Join us for this informative session on baisc bicycle maintenance. Also covered in this talk: bicycle safety and rules of the road, different types of bicycles, equipment and gear for safe, enjoyable riding and basic maintenance of your bike. Thanks to volunteer presenter Rick Goodfellow, retired owner of Salem Cyclery. This session will be held outside in Victoria Park. Pre-register. No Charge Wednesday, May 21 @ 1:30 pm Who Wants To Be An Alzheimer’s Expert? Fun way to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and ask questions you may have about dementia. Presented by Robin Smart, Education Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. Pre-register. Monday, May 26 @ 10:15 am $1 members / $3 non-members Put Some Spring in Your Step Join Linda MacDonald, Mary Kay representative for an enjoyable and relaxing session. Enjoy a mini pedicure and a satin hands treatment. Try the foot soak and mint bliss foot and leg cream. Take time out for yourself and enjoy a bit of pampering. Bring $2 supply fee to class. Pre-register. Friday, June 13 @ 10:00am $1 members / $3 non-members

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Giving the Ultimate GiftUnderstanding how trusts and insurance can work for your family Please join Adrienne McBride, a lawyer with Grant & Acheson (in partnership with SmithValeriote LLP) and Stacey Aarssen, Executive Planning Specialist of Sentry Group, for a collaborative and interactive presentation about using trusts and insurance in creative and uncommon ways to ensure your family is taken care of after you’re gone. These effective and clear estate planning tools can give you peace of mind, knowing you are in control of your assets and keeping your wishes at the forefront for your family. Pre-register. Monday, June 16 @ 10:15 am $1 members / $3 non-members Hearing Screening Assessments Come out and get your hearing screened by Mary Young, Hearing Care Counsellor with the Canadian Hearing Society. Book your ½ hour appointment prior to the clinic by calling the Reception Desk at Victoria Park Seniors Centre 519-787-1814. This is geared to individuals wondering if their hearing has changed and to help identify the possibility of hearing loss. If you wear hearing aids and have questions, please call Mary Young at the Canadian Hearing Society 519-821-4242 to set up a separate appointment. No charge. Friday, June 20 Appts. available: 9:00 am-2:30 pm Travel Insurance 101: What You Need to Know Have you ever thought: I wish I would have known that about my travel insurance before I went on vacation… Or maybe you’ve bought insurance without really knowing what you are covered for? Attend this session to be able to ask the right questions before purchasing insurance: Why purchase travel insurance? How do I prepare to get travel insurance? Understanding the stability clause. Travel insurance options (emergency medical insurance, trip cancellation & interruption, all inclusive insurance, expatriate insurance, visitors to Canada). What affects the cost of travel insurance? Where can it be purchased and when? What is covered and what isn’t and how to make a claim. Presented by: Stacey Aarssen, Sentry Group. Pre-register. Monday, June 23 @ 10:15 am $1 members / $3 non-members Care at Home and Sundowning This session will look at the causes of late day agitation and considering ideas to diminish or avoid sundowning. Presented by Robin Smart, Education Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. Pre-register. Thursday, June 26 @ 10:00 am $1 members / $3 non-members So, My Hearing is Not as Good as it Used to Be, Now What Should I do? Join us for this workshop on how to deal positively with the change in your hearing. Topics covered: dealing

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with hearing changes, hearing assessment, hearing aids, communication strategies, assistive living devices and community supports. Presented by: Mary Young, Hearing Care Counsellor with the Canadian Hearing Society. Pre-register. Friday, June 27, 9:00 am-12:30 pm $5 (donation to Canadian Hearing Society) Restless Leg Syndrome Restless Leg Syndrome is a disorder related to sensation and movement. This presentation will discuss the symptoms as well as possible causes of the syndrome. We will also discuss diagnosis of the disorder and available treatments, both lifestyle as well as prescription. Presented by Katherine Ayranto, Pharmacist with Target Pharmacy. Pre-register. Monday, June 30 @ 10:15 am $1 members / $3 non-members SPECIAL EVENTS Homemade Lunches We host homemade fund-raising lunches and BBQ’s (in season) 2-3 times each month organized and prepared by the Centre’s Program Committee and volunteers (we always need volunteers to help!). Join us at 12:00 Noon for any of the homemade lunches listed below. Full menus listed in the monthly calendar (includes: main course, vegetable, roll, salad or juice, dessert, tea/coffee). $8 members or $9 non-members (unless otherwise stated). Stay for one of the many afternoon drop-in activities (drop-in fee may apply). Reservations recommended. All proceeds support the Centre. March 12 – St. Patrick’s Day Stew ($10 mem/$11) March 19 - Roasted Vegetable Lasagna March 26 – Mystery Lunch ( 2 choices) April 16 – Easter: Chicken Parmesan ($12 mem/$14 non) April 30 – Turkey Meat Loaf May 14 – Homemade (Contact VPSC for menu) May 21 – Victoria Day BBQ May 28 – Homemade (Contact VPSC for menu) June 11 – Homemade (Contact VPSC for menu) June 18 – Celebrate Summer BBQ New Members Talk & Tour Get a taste of the life of a senior! Bring a friend and discover new activities and opportunities to make the most of your retirement years. This is our opportunity to welcome current members, new members and future members! Anyone who wants to learn about what the Centre has to offer is invited. Enjoy refreshments, tour the facility and learn about the many opportunities and programs available to you. A great opportunity to find out what the Centre is all about. Sessions held the 4th Monday each month. Choose the date that suits your schedule. No charge! Pre-register. Monday, March 24 @ 1:00 pm -orMonday, April 28 @ 1:00 pm -orMonday, May 26 @ 1:00 pm -orMonday, June 23 @ 1:00 pm

Active Living & Retirement Show Friday, March 28, 10:00 am-2:00 pm Free admission! Visit the 7th annual one-day event at Victoria Park Seniors Centre and see the many exhibitor booths for information available for older adults from a variety of organizations: health and financial services, travel, recreation, seniors support services and much more. Lots of giveaways and door prizes. This free event allows you to learn more about opportunities and services for older adults in our community. Enjoy free light refreshments. Join us for any of the free fitness demos (all equipment supplied) and free seminars offered (see below): 10:00 am Fitness Demo: Zumba Fusion 10:00 am Fitness Demo: Nordic Pole Walking 10:30 am Seminar: Get Your Money! -Understanding Ontario’s Tax Credits & Benefits for Seniors 11:30 am Fitness Demo: Standing Pilates 11:45 am Seminar: Top 10 Myths About Hearing Loss & Hearing Aids 12:30 pm Seminar: GreenSaver Program – Lower Your Hydro Bills with Free Energy Saving Programs Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast Volunteers are an integral part of the success and vibrancy of our Centre. To celebrate all our volunteers, Victoria Park Seniors Centre’s volunteers will be invited to the 16th annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast at the Grand River Raceway. Tuesday, April 8 @ 9:15 am Tan Jay Fashion Show See the new spring fashions from Tan Jay & Alia and the new arrivals of jackets, pants, skirts, sweaters, blouses, dresses, capris and much more! See the new spring colours. Regular and petite sizes available. Refreshments and door prizes included! Also enjoy displays from Fifth Avenue Jewellery and Mary Kay. We are looking for volunteer models! Pre-register. (Please note early bird deadline). Friday, April 25 @ 1:30 pm $7 members / $8 non-members (by Apr. 17) $8 members/ $9 non-members (after Apr. 17) Dessert & Euchre, Bid Euchre OR Canasta Party! Joining us at the Centre for a fun afternoon! Enjoy delicious homemade dessert & ice cream. Bid euchre, euchre & canasta will be played (your choice) with cash prizes to be won. Dessert served at 1:00 pm. Bring a friend! Thanks to the VPSC Program Committee for organizing this fundraiser. Pre-register. Friday, May 9 @ 1:00 pm $5 members / $6 non-members Special Musical Entertainment: New Horizons Band Join us for a very special musical performance at the Seniors Centre. Entertainment provided by the New Horizons Band of Guelph. Enjoy the sounds of a 30-piece brass and woodwind band and enjoy

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refreshments afterwards. Donations to the Seniors Centre gratefully accepted at the door. Don’t miss it! Please pre-register. Friday, May 23 @ 10:30 am Donations accepted at the door Seniors’ Month Celebration - June 2 Did you know that June is officially Seniors’ Month in Canada? Come and join us in the celebration and enjoy a memorable afternoon of entertainment by the Centre’s very own talented choir and ukulele band: “The Melody Makers”. Join us for a special celebration cake and lots of other special treats. All are invited! No charge (but please pre-register). Monday, June 2 @ 2:15 pm VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: • Program Committee Volunteers are needed to help on the Centre’s Program Committee, which plans and organizes special events and fundraisers for the Centre. This Committee meets once a month on the first Monday at 10:15 am. • Special Events Volunteers are needed to help with food preparation, set up and organization of special events at the Centre. Let us know if you would like to help. • Cooking for a Crowd! Do you enjoy cooking for a large group (40-60 people)? We need volunteers who love to cook to help with our fundraising homemade Wednesday lunches. • Dishwasher (Wednesdays) Are you interested in volunteering at the Centre and enjoy working in the kitchen? We are looking for volunteers to do dishes at our Wednesday lunches on a rotating schedule. Includes a complimentary lunch. • Reception Desk If you have good computer skills, can lift up to 8 pounds and are able to do a 4 hour shift (morning or afternoon) each week please contact Kelly at the

Poker Walk To celebrate that “June is Seniors’ Month”, join us for an enjoyable morning to promote fun, physical activity. At designated stops, you will receive a playing card and at the end of the walk we’ll see who has been dealt the best poker hand. No poker playing experience needed. (Walking a total of 2 kms on a pre-determined route led by our certified fitness instructor, Kristina Kelly with warm-up exercises). Prizes to be won. No charge but please pre-register. (Walking poles available for those who wish to use them). Monday, June 9 @ 10:30 am

Strawberry Social Come celebrate the Ontario strawberry season. Join us for a fun afternoon of toe-tapping music with the Centre’s talented guitar band: “The Country Classics”. And of course, enjoy fresh Ontario strawberries, shortcake and ice cream after the show. Don’t miss this popular annual event! Thanks to the Centre’s Program Committee for organizing the event. Pre-register. Please note early bird deadline. Tuesday, June 24 @ 2:00 pm $6 (by June 18) OR $7 (after June 18)

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WANTED: YOUR PROGRAM IDEAS • Do you have an idea for a new drop-in activity? • Are you interested in taking a course, seminar or workshop you don’t see offered? • Do you have a skill you would like to teach others? Please share your ideas 519-787-1814. NEW PROGRAMS! • From time to time we add new programs or bus trips that are not included in this Guide. Please refer to our monthly calendar to view any new programs offered. MOVED? Have you moved, changed your email address or any of your contact numbers since becoming a member? Please advise the Centre so we can keep our records up to date.

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New events are being added all the time. Visit http://fergusgrandtheatre.ca for our most up-to-date event listings. Tickets may be purchased online, at the box office, or by calling 519.787.1981 BOX OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday – Friday: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Saturday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Closed Sunday & Monday Box office is open one hour prior to curtain for all shows See you soon at your Fergus Grand Theatre!

Winter/Spring 2014 Bill Culp Productions

Billy Joel and the Piano Men

March 7th

Featuring the music of Billy Joel, Elton John, Ray Charles, Burton Cummings, and Jerry Lee Lewis

Paquette Productions

Elvis: The Moments

March 22nd

Pete Paquette returns for another hit show – Elvis has entered the building!

Vision Theatre Productions

Wait Until Dark

March 27th - 30th

Another classic Whodunit

Centre Wellington Children`s Drama Club

Scurvy Nayves - April Cruisin’ - April

12th

5th

Bring the family out for the annual performances of one of Ontario`s finest Children`s theatre companies

Celsk Benefit Promotions

The Tribute Show

April 14th

A salute to over 15 different artists – from Roy Orbison to Lady Gaga, and everyone in between

Elora Community Theatre

Narnia 244 St. Andrew St. W, Fergus Box Office: 519 787 1981 www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca www.centrewellington.ca

April 27th - May 11th A musical fantasy for the whole family

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