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Centre Wellington Community Guide Winter Edition 2016/17
Community Contact List Centre Wellington Events Fergus Grand Theatre
Weight Room Fitness Classes
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Register Online: 11 How to register 11 Registration Form 12
AQUATICS: General Pool Information 13 Swimming Lesson information 14 Admission policy 15 Swimming Admittance and Admission Prices 15 Swimming Supervision 16 Swim Descriptions 17 Aquatics Pool Swim Schedule - Winter 2017 18 Aquatics Pool Swim Schedule - Dec. 24, 2016 - Jan. 2, 2017 19 Aquatics Pool Swim Schedule - Jan. 3 - 6, 2017 20 Aquafit Schedule - Winter 2017 21 Lesson Descriptions (preschool) 22 Red Cross Program Structure (kids ages 5-13) 22 and 23 Swimming Lesson Schedule - Winter 2017 24 to 26 Additional Aquatic programs 26 Introductory Livesaving Courses/Advanced Leadership 27
Victoria Park Seniors Centre Programs
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Community CONTACTS Help Ambulance 843.5909 Animal Control 824-3091 Centre Wellington Hydro 843.2900 Centre Wellington Township Office 846.9691 Crime Stoppers 1.800.222.8477 Distress Centre Well/Dufferin 1.888.821.3760 Fire – Admin. and Public Safety 843.1950 Groves Hospital Volunteer Assoc. 843.2010 Groves Memorial Hospital 843.2010 Health Unit, Wellington/Dufferin/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 Madd Wellington County Chapter 515.0623 O.P.P – 24 hrs 1.888.310.1122 O.P.P Admin 856.1506 Poison Information 1.800.268.9017 Rural Women’s Support Programme 843.6834 Sewer Emergency 1.888.886.9281 St. John Ambulance, Les Morrison 846.8704 The Door Youth Centre 787.9025 Wellington/Dufferin/Guelph Public Health 800.265.7293
Elora Festival and Singers 846.0331 Elora and Salem Horticulture, Dudley Foster 824.7867 Elora Writers Festival. Shirley Smith 846.0235 Fergus Brass Band, Dale Campbell 830.3349 Fall Fair Board, Wendy Wittaker 856.9621 Fergus Grand Theatre 846.9691x200 Fergus Horticultural, Kathy Bouma 843.7703 Fergus Pipe Band, Jean Trask 846.5130 Fergus Scottish Festival 787.0099 Fergus Truck Show 705.794.9184 Glee Musical Theater, Anne Thomson-King 787.794.9184 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 Production, Paul Faires 787.0346 Performance Studios 843.3517 Puppets Elora, Annerose Schmidt 846.8123 Village Idiot Productions 846.9336 Vision Theater Productions 787.2324 Volunteer Centre of Guelph and Wellington 822.0912 Wellington County Museum and Archives 846.0916
Clubs and Lodges
B.I.A Office, Elora B.I.A Office, Fergus CW Chamber of Commerce Centre for Environmental Excellence CW Community 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 843.5140 846.0841 846.9691x903 846.9691x385 846.9691x903 226.383.3000 846.5681 843.1730 846.0190 843.1180 846.0918
Arts and Culture CW Children’s Drama, Nancy Voisin CW Music Together, P. Wilson, CW Singers, Suzanne Bielmann CW Youth Band, Brent Rowan Elora Arts Council, Barb Lee Elora Cataract Trail, Raymond Soucy Elora Comm. Theatre, Deb Stanson
846.8523 519.341.4658 837.1994 823.8893 846.0556 846.9698 496.6481
Belwood Car Club, Laurie Bullock 416.453.8627 Belwood Hall (for bookings) 846.9691x326 Belwood Lions Club, L. Vinette 787.2137 Bridge Club, Don McNiven 843.1361 Brownies, Sparks, Fergus, M. Skerritt 846.0328 Brownies, Sparks, Elora, Catty Bruder 763.2199 CW Kinettes, Mary Lloyd 843.1314 Centre Wellington Women’s Events Comm 843.6834 Elora Lions Club, John Morris 846.5366 Fergus Camera Club, C. Miller 846.5549 Fergus and District Kinsmen, Bruce Lloyd 843.4852 Fergus Lioness, Darlene Heffernan 837.6297 Fergus Lions Club, Joe Brooks 843.3977 Grandmothers of the Grand 787.8065 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, M Skerritt 846.0328 Masonic Lodge, Elora, Chris Brown 787.0554 Masonic Lodge, Fergus, Mike Blazek 843.7685 Mercer Masonic Lodge, David Chance 843.4224 Optimist Club of CW, G. Bailey 843.2554
Optimist Club, Elora, Shirley Giesel Opti-Mrs., Rose Shaw Order of Eastern Star, Muriel Brown Probus Club of CW., Donna Allcock Rotary Club of CW., John Reaume Rotary Club of Fergus Elora, Ed Davies Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 229 Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 275 Scouts Canada, Fergus, D. McPherson Scouts Canada, Elora, Shawn Jones Scouts Canada, Belwood, J. Vines The Door Youth Centre Victoria Park Seniors Centre Welcome Wagon, Helen Marucci Women’s Institute, Doreen Eccelstone
846.9480 843.4192 787.0054 846.2280 822.2610 226.486.1086 846.9611 843.2345 843.6310 766.3467 787.0560 787.0925 846.9691X204 843.5570 843.1998
Support Services Big Brothers and Sister of Centre Wellington Block Parents, Elora – call OPP Block Parents, Fergus – call OPP Cancer Society Support Services Centre Wellington Food Bank Community Resources of N. and C. Wellington Community Mental Health Continuing Education Family and Children Services Meals on Wheels Senior Transit, Brian Bielby Senior Transit, Bus Rental Spark of Brilliance, P. McCulloch
939.3333 787.1401 843.7000 843.6191 836.7280 824.2410 323.2330 846.5662 843.1711 843.5742
Dance Instruction Blue Bonnet Lassies Highland Dance Belly Dancing by Voula Celtic Thunder, Irish Dance Clickin Country Cloggers, S. Patterson Elora Grand Squares Fergus/Elora Academy of Dance DD Ballroom Dance Group, D. Dube Grand River Dance Academy M. Matthews Highland Dance Move with Grace Dance Studio Stage Presence Tilt Your Kilt Highland Dance
827.8143 830.6583 787.0096 823.5625 843.1986 846.6666 846.8806 843.5040 843.5078 843.6741 731-3932 787.4602
Sports and Leisure Badminton Club, Ross Langlands Baton Club, Krista DiStasi Basketball (men’s) Doug Warran Basketball-CW Celtics, Blake Cudmore Beach Volleyball, Tom Woods Bears Cheerleading Belwood Sailing Club, Margaret Hull Bushido Martial Arts, S. Champagn C.W. Ball Hockey, J. Ranahan Curling Club, Elora Curling Club, Fergus Cycling Club, Nick Bachinski Elora Rocks Lawn Bowl, Ev Robson Fergus Model Flyers Field Lacrosse, Ben Hayne Fitness Kickboxing Fergus, J. Watson Football, Chris Brown Friends of the Grand, L. McGratton G.R. Girls Hockey, Jon Jeffries In-door Soccer In-Line Hockey, Doug Wagenaar Kayak Club, Wayne Donison Men’s 3 Pitch, Fergus, D. Parkinson Minor Hockey CW., Christine Cook Minor Lacrosse, CW, Steve Kelly Minor Ball, Alma, Josh Blenkiron Minor Ball, CW, Adam Gear Minor Softball, Ponsonby, Pat Kurtz Pickle Ball, David Oxley Ponsonby Rec. Club, Shirley Obergan Racquets Club, Reid Cowpwer Ringette, Bruce Parkin Rugby Club, Joe Bowley Skating Club, Fergus, Evelyn Brown Skating Club, Elora, Cathi Snowmobile Club Inc, Angela Ackroyd Soccer, F.E.D.S. Chris Slack Special Olympics, Ron Heiple Synchronized Skating, Krista Frazer Swim Team, Leona Cook Tennis Club
843.3246 994.0639 846.1063 787.2963 846.2474 226.971.1614 821.9972 843.4087 994.0500 846.0440 843.2641 787.0441 843.4319 829.3809 846.5648 837.5904 787.0554 843.3102 400.1873 843.3360 843.1246 400.0858 843.5923 846.2407 341.5204 846.1077 400.1483 836.8466 829.1806 846.8113 846.9910 843.1278 994.1137 787.0567 226.820.1116 846.8417 843.3360 822.3192 843.4498 787.2313 787.7003
Please note: If contact information is incorrect please call
519.846.9691 x 903 www.centrewellington.ca
Community EVENTS Check out www.centrewellington.ca for more local event listings. December 1-10
Moonlight Madness Downtown Fergus www.elorafergus.ca
Christmas Festival Wellington County Museum 519-846-0916 www.wcm.on.ca
Blood Donor Clinic Elora Community Centre 1-800-236-6283 www.blood.ca
Christmas in the Village Handel’s Messiah St. Joseph’s Church, Fergus 519-846-0331 www.elorafestival.com
December 2 December 2 Fergus Christmas Tree Lighting, 7pm Downtown Fergus www.elorafergus.ca
December 2-3 Musical Murder Mystery Dinner Grand River Raceway
December 3 Fergus Santa Claus Parade, 1:30pm Downtown Fergus 519-843-5528 www.elorafergus.ca Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, Sponsored by Newdon C.W Community Sportsplex 519-846-9691 x 903 www.centrewellington.ca Lucas Rogerson Band’s 2nd Annual Holiday Charity Revue, 8:00pm Fergus Grand Theatre 519-846-9691 x201 www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca
December 9 A Celtic Christmas, 8pm Fergus Grand Theatre 519-846-9691 x201
December 10 Breakfast with Santa Belwood Hall Buddy Holly’s Rockin’ Christmas Party, 8pm Fergus Grand Theatre 519-846-9691 x201
December 16-17 Christmas Cabaret, 7:30pm Fergus Grand Theatre 519-846-9691 x201
December 20 Christmas in the Village Festival of Carols St. John’s Church, Elora 519-846-0331 www.elorafestival.com C.W. Blood Donor Clinic CW Sportsplex 1-800-236-6283 www.blood.ca
December 21 Christmas in the Village Festival of Carols St. John’s Church, Elora 519-846-0331 www.elorafestival.com
December 22 C.W Blood Donor Clinic C.W Community Sportsplex 1-800-236-6283 www.blood.ca
December 31 GRGH & CW 3 on 3 Tournament C.W. Sportsplex 519-846-9691 www.centewellington.ca
Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, Sponsored by Newdon C.W Community Sportsplex 519-846-9691 x 903 www.centrewellington.ca
January 24 C.W Blood Donor Clinic C.W Community Sportsplex 1-800-236-6283 www.blood.ca
January 25 The Real Robbie Burns, 8pm Fergus Grand Theatre 519-846-9691 x201
February 4 Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, Sponsored by Newdon C.W Community Sportsplex 519-846-9691 x 903 www.centrewellington.ca
February 10 – 12 Elora Rockers Tournament Elora Community Centre
February 26 C.W. Women’s Expo C.W Community Sportsplex www.cwexpoweebly.com
February 20 Family Day Activities Elora Community Centre C.W. Sportsplex
C.W Blood Donor Clinic C.W Community Sportsplex 1-800-236-6283 www.blood.ca
Fergus Kinsmen Wedding Show 11 am to 4 pm C.W Community Sportsplex www.ralphbasset.com
C.W Blood Donor Clinic C.W Community Sportsplex 1-800-236-6283 www.blood.ca
March 13 – 17
“The Sting” 2pm and 8pm Showtime Fergus Grand Theatre 519-846-9691 x201 www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca
March Break Mania Day Camp Ages 5-10 C.W Community Sportsplex 519-846-9691 ext. 903 www.centrewellington.ca
Active Living & Retirement Show 10:00 am - 2:00 pm C.W. Community Sportsplex
“The Sting” 2pm and 8pm Showtime Fergus Grand Theatre 519-846-9691 x201 www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca
Great Canadian Fiddle Show, 8pm Fergus Grand Theatre 519-846-9691 x201
Patsy Cline and the Queens of Country, 8pm Fergus Grand Theatre 519-846-9691 x201
Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, Sponsored by Newdon C.W Community Sportsplex 519-846-9691 x 903 www.centrewellington.ca
March 25 We Walk the Line, 8pm Fergus Grand Theatre 519-846-9691 x201
March 31 Elora Skating Club Carnival Elora Community Centre
April 2 Fergus Skating Club Showtime C.W. Sportsplex
Whatâ€™s On at the Grand
Call the box office for tickets 519.787.1981 Fergus Grand Theatre | 244 St. Andrew St. W., Fergus
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Get involved at the Grand Call 519.846.9691 x201 Fergus Grand Theatre | 244 St. Andrew St. W., Fergus
Rental Information A part of the community since 1928, the Fergus Grand Theatre is rented out year-round to individuals and organizations who use the building to stage a variety of artistic, cultural, corporate, and charitable events. New rental inquiries are always welcome, and staff are happy to assist with preparations for your event.
Volunteer with us!
Other Events Adrian Jones Music School Winter Recital January 29 Stage Presence School of Dance Competitive Showcase February 18
The Fergus Grand Theatre relies on a small but dedicated group of volunteers to provide theatre goers with a full range of audience services. Currently we are accepting applications for the following positions: • • •
Usher Concession Manager House Manager
Drop in and see us to pick up an application or visit the Volunteers page on our website. No experience necessary!
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Workshops January: Owls Animal Tracking Night Stalker’s Owl Prowl Winter Landscape Photography March: Pruning April : Warbler I and II Introduction to Birds June: Invasive Species - Animals and Plants Sketching Nature Look, See, Paint Moths Dragonflies and Damselflies
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You must pre-register for these workshops.
Further information on these workshops and others is available on our website.
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Township of Centre Wellington How to register for programs registration begins DECEMBER 14
HOW TO REGISTER IN PERSON: Centre Wellington Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus
ONLINE All you need is to create an account, and Visa or Master Card number to complete. http://ca.apm. activecommunities.com/ centrewellington
Township of Centre Wellington Parks and Recreation Department Box 58 Elora, ON N0B 1S0
Registration policies 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. Registrations that are dropped off in person, emailed or faxed before registration starts will be processed at the end of the first day of registration. 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 and credit card payments. Please note: Registrations and bookings will not be accepted on those accounts that have an outstanding balance. No post dated cheques are accepted.
Refunds: 1. A full refund will be issued for all courses cancelled by the Township. 2. Request for refunds must be received 1 week prior to program start date. 3. No refunds will be issued within 1 week of the program start date. 4. No refunds will be issued for seniorâ€™s bus trips. 5. Transfers will be accepted prior to 3rd class. No transfers will take place beyond the 3rd class 6. A $20 administration fee will be applied to refunds requested. 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.
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.
BY FAX: 519.843.2565 Visa or Master Card Payments only
Township of Centre Wellington
Township of Centre Wellington REGISTRATION FORM PART A: Family Information - please print clearly Adult Last Name:
Adult First Name: Apt#
Home Phone #
Cell Phone #
Bus. Phone #
Participant Medical Conditions
Emergency Contact Name
Home Phone #
Cell Phone #
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 (Choice 1)
2. PARTICIPANT Last Name
3. PARTICIPANT Last Name
PART D: Waiver
Birth Date mm/dd/yr
Birth Date mm/dd/yr
PART E: Method of Payment
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 CVV: $ Expiry Date Total: held. I understand there is a $45 fee for NSF cheques Total $: and credit card payments. A $20 administration fee will be applied to refunds requested. Card Holders Name (please print) Parent/Guardian's Signature:
Cancellation Policy: No cancellations are or accepted within 1 weekfee of course start Cancellation Policy: A minimum of $20.00 15% administration will apply to date. all cancellations. No cancellations are accepted within 1 week of course start date.
Personal Information provided on this form is collected by the Township of Centre Wellington under the authority of the Municipal Act for the purpose of registration in the parks and recreation program with the township. Questions relating to the collection use and disclosure of this personal information may be addressed to the Manager of Programs and Events Services at 550 Belsyde Ave. Fergus or 519.846.9691 x322
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.
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 and tot). The cost is $385.55 per year. This pass can be used for two adults and up to four children. We offer numerous other passes for adults and seniors for a variety of programs. Please call 519.846.9691 x 903 for more information.
Feeding your children before swimming Children may experience nausea while swimming after eating a large meal. Please give your child ample time to digest his or her food before swimming. Please do not feed your child a large meal just prior to swimming.
Financial Assistance for Swimming Lessons The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington provides financial assistance for children in need so they can participate in sports, cultural and recreational activities. Funds are available for the activity of the child’s choice as long as the activity will benefit and enrich his or her own personal development. For further information or information on how to apply, contact the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington at 519.826.9551.
Free Public Swimming
personal digital assistants, may take photographs only of children and patrons in their care. Every attempt must be made to limit or eliminate other patrons from being filmed or photographed in the background. Photographic devices including cell phones, are strictly prohibited from change rooms.
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-5:00 p.m. Call the Supervisor of Aquatic Services at 519.846.9691 x 321 for more information.
NEWDON INDUSTRIES LTD. PUBLIC SWIM will provide free admission to the first 40 children and youth entering the 2:00 pm to 3:55 pm public swim on the first Saturday of each month.
Looking for gift ideas? Why not purchase swim tickets or passes for Aquatic programs? Inquire by phone 519.846.9691 x 903.
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.
Photos / Videos Patrons wishing to use video cameras or other photographic devices during registered or supervised Township programs, including camera phones and
Spectators are welcome to watch from the Aquatic Viewing Gallery. Viewing lessons from the pool deck is not permitted.
Pool Temperatures We have 3 different pools on our deck. They are maintained at the following temperatures: Main Pool– 28 Celsius (82 Fahrenheit) Leisure Pool– 33.5 Celsius (92 Fahrenheit) Whirl Pool – 38 Celsius (100 Fahrenheit)
Aquatics | Pool Information Swimming Lesson information: We offer most swimming levels at every lesson time frame. This format of programming allows parents to register multiple children at the same time. Most lessons are 45 minutes in length in order to provide additional practice time for swimmers. In order to coordinate all of our swimmers, instructors will teach multi-level classes.
Cancelled Classes Registering early gives us a better idea of which programs are of interest to you. People often wait until the last minute to register, only to find out that the program has been cancelled due to low registration. Register early to increase your program choices. If you are currently enrolled in lessons and concerned about registering in the wrong level you can transfer between levels if a change is needed. Check with your child’s instructor after lesson 8. Classes with low enrolment will be cancelled approximately 1 week before programs start
Change Rooms Children 6 years of age and older must use gender specific change rooms, or the family change room.
Swim Lesson Progressions
During swimming lessons there is a deck supervisor who oversees all lessons. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress he or she is available to answer your questions.
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, he or she may not have the skills required to be successful in the next level.
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, 519.846.9691 x 321 to arrange a time for a FREE SKILLS ASSESSMENT by one of our Aquatic Staff.
Private Lessons Private lessons run in the same nine 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 one child online which will reserve the lesson for you. You will need to contact the Sportsplex to register the second child. For more information call the Supervisor of Aquatic Services, 519.846.9691 x 321.
Swim Lesson Report Cards Your child will receive a report card booklet that will track his or her progress throughout the swimming levels. Please bring your child’s report card to their first class and give it to his or her instructor. If your child is not present for the last swim lesson you can pick up their report card at the front administration desk at the Sportsplex.
Swimming with Clothes The Red Cross has introduced “Swim with clothes” components to lessons to make swimmers more prepared in case of an unexpected fall into water. During our 6th and the final lessons all swimmers are reminded to wear clothes over top of their bathing suites. The following clothing is recommended. Pre-School and Swim Kids 1-4 – T-Shirt and Shorts Swim Kids 5-10 – Long Pants, Long sleeve shirts If you forget clothes, or miss the class these skills are included for the experience only. They are not required to complete the level.
Transfers You can transfer classes prior to the start of the third lesson if there is space available.
Aquatics | Pool Information Swimming Admittance Swim admission prices: Infant (up to 12 months): FREE
Aquafit admission prices:
Child (1-5 years) One Time: $2.25 10 Swim Tickets: $16.50
Adult (18-55 years) One Time: $7.40 10 Tickets: $68.55
Youth (6-17 years) One Time: $3.25 10 Swim Tickets: $27.25
Senior (55 + years) One Time: $6.65 10 Tickets: $61.20
Adult (18-55 years) One Time: $4.75 10 Swim Tickets: $40.55
Senior (55 + years) One Time: $4.35 10 Swim Tickets: $33.95 Family (max 4 people, additional members $1.50) One Time: $10.00 10 Swim Tickets: $90.00
Adult (18-55 years) 6 Months: $348.25 One Year: $613.00 Senior (55 + years) 6 Months: $284.75 One Year: $530.05
Fees include HST. Patrons with a Swim or Aquafit Membership receive a free 3 month locker rental. A $20 refundable deposit is required.
Adult (18-55 years) 6 Months: $264.25 One Year: $366.25
Please note lockers are available to rent on a monthly basis. Lockers are $5/month.
Senior (55 + years) 6 Months: $223.55 One Year: $304.65
Memberships can be purchased for shorter time frames, (1, 3, 6 month periods). Please inquire at the Sportsplex for costs.
Family Swim Pass $383.55 (2 adults, 4 children) Valid for all Swims (Lane, Public, Family, Adult Leisure, Special Needs and Parent and Tot)
Admission Policy: 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 and 9 who are competent 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. Whirlpool: Due to the high temperature, the whirlpool is for use by patrons 16 years of age and older.
Aquatics | Pool Information 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.
Ask facility staff for more information.
Age 5 and under
Swim Test Criteria
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
Competent Swimmer Successfully completed facility swim test. Admission Requirements: Parent/Guardian remains in facility Adult : Child Ratio: N/A Band Colour: GREEN
Age 5 and under
Competent Swimmer Successfully completed facility swim test. Child can use water slide and swim in deep areas. Admission Requirements: Always accompanied (parent/guardian 12+) Adult : Child Ratio: 1:2 Band Colour: YELLOW
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
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.
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
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.
Swim Test Cards Patrons that have successfully completed the swim test will receive a â€œSwim Test Cardâ€?. 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.
Aquatics | Pool Information 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 contiue 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. Public Swim Come enjoy time in the pool. All the pools and the waterslide are open. A lane will be designated for thise wanting to swim lengths. Admission policy is in effect for all swims. *Friday evenings the waterslide will be closing at 7:30pm. Parent and Tot Swim Parents or caregivers can come and swim with their children in our leisure pool (the slide does not run).Children are to be accompanied by an adult. These swims are combined with our Special Needs Swims.Please note, during some morning swims the pool may be shared with other programs.
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. Family Swim Enjoy time in the pool as a family. All the pools are open, the waterslide will open at 2:00pm. Children are to be accompanied by an adult. The last 2 hours will be combined with public swimming. Special Needs Swim This swim takes place in our leisure pool (the slide does not run). Our leisure pool is maintained at 33.5 degrees celscius (92F). Caregivers volunteering their time to help a person with special needs are admitted free. Adults, seniors, and children are welcome. These swims are combined with parent and tot swims. Please note, during some morning swims the pool may be shared with other programs. Therapy Swim All three pools are available for you to do your own self-guided therapeutic exercises (our staff do not provide instruction in this time). Check out our Arthritis, Rehabilatation, and Movement Enhancement Aquafit programs for instruction.
Winter 2017 These swim times will be in effect from Tuesday September 6th until Sunday February 5th 2016. Our admission policy is in effect for all swims.
Please make note of these additional schedule changes: Closures: Friday April 14th, Monday April 17th (Easter) Holiday Hours: Monday February 20th (Family Day) School Board PA Days: Friday January. 27th, the afternoon Adult Leisure, Parent and Tot Swim (2:00-3:30) will be combined with a Public Swim. The slide will be closed. Newdon Public Swims: On the first Saturday of each month the first 40 children and youth will be admitted free of charge to the 2:00-3:55pm public swim, courtesy of Newdon Industries ltd. (February 4th, March 4th, April 1st) December Holiday Schedule: Please see the separate schedule for Swimming hours between December 24th to January 6th. March Break Schedule: Monday March 13th - Friday March 17th there are daily public swims from 2:00-3:55pm. The waterslide will close at 3:00pm. The Adult Leisure swim will be offered from 1:00-2:00pm.
Aquatics | Pool Swim Schedule Monday: Whirlpool:
6:30-8:45 9:45-10:00 10:45-11:00 11:45-12:55 2:00-3:30 8:45-9:30
6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 8:00-8:45 PM 8:45-9:30 PM
Deep Water Running: 10:45-11:45
AM AM AM PM PM PM
Shallow Water Walking: 9:45-10:45 AM
Whirlpool: 6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 6:30-7:55 PM Lane Swim: 6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 6:30-7:55 PM Deep Water Running: 10:45-11:45 AM Shallow Water Walking: 9:45-10:45 AM Public Swim: *6:30-7:55 PM Parent and Tot Swim: 12:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 2:00-3:30 PM Special Needs Swim: 12:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM
6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 8:00-9:30 PM
Lane Swim: 6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 8:00-9:30 PM Deep Water Running: 10:45-11:45
Shallow Water Walking: 9:45-10:45 AM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM
Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 2:00-3:30 PM 2:00-3:30 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 2:00-3:30 PM
Special Needs Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM
Special Needs Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM
Therapy Swim: 2:00-3:30 PM
Therapy Swim: 2:00-3:30 PM
Whirlpool: 9:30-10:00 AM 10:45-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 8:45-9:30 PM
Tuesday: Whirlpool: 9:30-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 8:45-9:30 PM Lane Swim:
9:30-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 8:00-8:45 PM 8:45-9:30 PM
8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 8:00-8:45 PM 8:45-9:30 PM
Deep Water Running: 10:45-11:45
Therapy Swim: 2:00-3:30 PM
Shallow Water Walking: 9:45-10:45 AM
Lane Swim: 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:45-12:55 PM Family Swim: 1:05-3:55 PM Special Needs Swim: 11:45-12:55 PM
Lane Swim: 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM
Parent and Tot Swim: 10:00-12:00 PM
Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM 5:00-7:55 PM
Special Needs Swim: 10:00-12:00 PM
Adult Leisure Swim: 10:45-11:45 AM
Parent and Tot Swim: 11:45-12:55 PM
Special Needs Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM 5:00-7:55 PM
Family Swim: 1:05-3:55 PM
Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM
Special Needs Swim: 11:45-12:55 PM
Aquatics | Pool Swim Schedule
December 24 2016 - January 2 2017
SATURDAY Dec. 24 Sunday Dec. 25 MONDAY Dec. 26
THURSDAY Dec. 29
SATURDAY Dec. 31
Whirlpool: 9:30-10:00 AM 10:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 2:00-3:55 PM
Whirlpool: 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM
Lane Swim: 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM
TUESDAY Dec. 27 Whirlpool:
9:30-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 2:00-3:55 PM
8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM
Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM Parent and Tot Swim: 10:00-1:00 PM Special Needs Swim: 10:00-1:00 PM
Wednesday Dec. 28 Whirlpool:
6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM
Lane Swim: 6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM
Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 10:45-11:45 AM Special Needs Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM
FRIDAY Dec. 30 Whirlpool: 6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM Lane Swim: 6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 1:00-2:00 AM Special Needs Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM
Lane Swim: 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:45-1:00 PM Family Swim: 1:00-2:00 AM Special Needs Swim: 11:45-1:00 PM
Sunday Jan. 1 MONDAY Jan. 2 Whirlpool:
6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM 8:45-9:30 PM
8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:05-3:55 PM 8:00-9:30 PM 8:45-9:30 PM
Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 1:00-2:00 PM Special Needs Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM
Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 1:00-2:00 PM Special Needs Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM
Aquatics | Pool Swim Schedule EMPLOYMENT January 3 - 6 2017
TUESDAY Jan. 3
THURSDAY Jan. 5
9:30-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 2:00-3:55 PM 8:45-9:30 PM
Whirlpool: 9:30-10:00 AM 10:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 2:00-3:55 PM 8:45-9:30 PM
8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 2:00-3:55 PM 8:00-9:30 PM 8:45-9:30 PM
8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 2:00-3:55 PM 8:00-9:30 PM 8:45-9:30 PM
Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM
Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM
Parent and Tot Swim: 10:00-1:00 PM
Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM
Special Needs Swim: 10:00-1:00 PM
Adult Leisure Swim: 10:45-11:45 AM
Wednesday Jan. 4 Whirlpool:
6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM 8:00-9:30 PM
Lane Swim: 6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM 8:00-9:30 PM Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 1:00-2:00 PM Special Needs Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM
Special Needs Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM
FRIDAY Jan. 6 Whirlpool: 6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM 8:00-9:30 PM Lane Swim: 6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM 6:30-8:00 PM Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 1:00-2:00 AM Special Needs Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM
THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON Spring 2017 Assistant Instructor: Minimum requirement – Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI), Bronze Cross Instructor / Guard: Minimum requirement – National Lifeguard, Red Cross instructors, Standard First Aid, CPR “C” all current within 2 years 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 Sportsplex. Candidates are invited to submit a complete resume detailing education, experience and references to the undersigned no later than: Friday March 10, 2017 for Spring 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 Belsyde Ave. Fergus Fax: 519.843.2565 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: Bruce Parkin 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.
Aquatics | Aquafit Schedule 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. **NEW** During our Wednesday 11:00am class we will be supplying â€œdiaperfit boatsâ€? to parents with small children to enable them to participate in the class.
General Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM 8:00-8:45 PM
General Aquafit: 8:45-9:30 AM 8:00-8:45 PM
Deep Water Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Arthritis Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM 10:00-10:45 AM
Deep Water Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Arthritis Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM 10:00-10:45 AM Movement Enhancement: 1:00-1:45 PM
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.
Movement Enhancement: 1:00-1:45 PM
General Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM
Rehabilitation Aquafit These classes, taught in our warm leisure pool, can assist with recovery, increase flexibility and range of motion faster and with less stress on the body than a typical post rehabilitation exercise class.
General Aquafit: 8:45-9:30 AM 8:00-8:45 PM
Deep Water Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM
Arthritis Aquafit This class is specifically designed for those dealing with Arthritis. These classes are taught in our leisure pool. Excercising in warm water can maintain and improve your mobility through range of motion exercises. Movement Enhancement: This class is held in our leisure pool and is geared to participants with Arthritis and other mobility issues. We will teach a variety of range of motion excercies to help maintain and improving your mobility and flexibility. Diaperfit A pre registered aquafit class designed for parents and their babies (babies must have established neck support). The first 30 minutes is an Aquafit class in the main pool for the parent. (Babies float in a specailly designed boat beside their parent). The last 15 minutes is a structured parent and tot class in the leisure pool. Participants need to register for this program.
Deep Water Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Arthritis Aquafit: 1:00-1:45 PM 7:00-7:45 PM
WEDNESDAY: General Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM 11:00-11:45 AM Deep Water Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Rehabilitation Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Arthritis Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM
Arthritis Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM 1:00-1:45 PM
These Aquafit times will be in effect from Monday February 6th until Friday April 14th 2017. All Classes are led by Certified instructors. Pre registered Aquafit classes are listed below. Classes cancelled: Mon. Feb 20th, Fri. April 14th, Mon. April 17th.
Movement Enhancement: 1:00-1:45 PM
PRE-REGISTERED AQUAFIT - Winter 2017 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. Diaperfit Monday, 11:00-11:45 am (9 Classes): Feb. 6 - April 10 Cancelled: Feb. 20 Adult: $76.75 Diaperfit Thursday, 2:00-2:45pm (9 Classes): Feb. 9 - April 13 Cancelled: March 16 Adult: $76.75
Rehabilitation Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM
Diaperfit Friday, 11:15-12:00pm (9 Classes): Feb. 10 - April 7 Adult: $76.75 Pre-Registered Arthritis Aquafit Friday, 11:00-11:45am (9 Classes): Feb. 10 - April 7 Adult: $61.70 Senior: $55.08
Aquatics | Swimming Preschool STARFISH (4-12 months) $69.35 Babies and caregivers experience buoyancy, movement, submersion (optional),songs and play. DUCK (12-24 months) $69.35 Babies and caregivers build on buoyancy and movement, submersion, front and back floats, entries and exits, songs and active water play. SEA TURTLE
(24-36 months) $69.35 Toddlers and caregivers build on submersion, front and back floats, entries and exits, basic kicks, water play and songs, while building independence.
OTTER (30 mon-5 years) $69.35 Parentâ€™s participate in the class at the start of the program. As the session progresses, parents will transition out of the pool and observe the class from the spectator area. Skills include assisted floats, glides, front swim, basic kick and a 1m distance swim SEA OTTER
(3-5 years) $76.70 Swimmers further develop basic floats, and glides, opening eyes underwater and a 1m distance swim.
(3-5 years) $76.70 Swimmers work on completing front and back floats and glides unassisted and jumping into chest-deep water. Swimmers will be able to complete a 2m swim upon completion.
(3-5 years) $76.70 Swimmers will complete a 5m distance swim, work on kicking and glides independently, float in deep water and swim with a PFD.
(3-5 years) $76.70 Swimmers develop front and back glides, front and back swim, begin using rhythmic breathing, jump into deep water, and complete a 10m distance swim.
(3-5 years) $76.70 Swimmers increase distance for front and back glides, and front and back swim, Swimmer learn sitting dives and will be able to swim 15m continuously upon completion.
Red Cross Swim Preschool to Ages 5-13 Conversion Starfish Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Duck Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Sea Turtle Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Otter Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Sea Otter Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Salamander Level Complete or Incomplete Enroll in Red Cross Level 1 Sunfish Level Incomplete - Red Cross Level 1 Complete - Red Cross Level 2 Crocodile Level Incomplete - Red Cross Level 2 Complete - Red Cross Level 3 Whale Level Incomplete - Red Cross Level 3 Complete - Red Cross Level 4
Aquatics | Swimming Ages 5-13 RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 1 - $76.70 (5+ years) Swimmers develop front and back float, front and back glide and flutter kick. Swimmers work on entries and exits and build endurance by completing a 5m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 2 - $76.70 (5+ years) Swimmers further develop front and back glide with kick, develop front swim, complete assisted deep-water activities and a 10m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 3 - $76.70 (5+ years) Swimmers increase distance on front and back glide with flutter kick, float in deep water and wear a PFD in deep water. Swimmers learn sitting dive and complete a 15m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 4 - $76.70 (5+ years) Swimmers develop front crawl and learn back swim with shoulder roll. Swimmers work on deep water activities including the kneeling dive and build endurance by completing a 25m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS
LEVEL 5 - $76.70
(5+ years) Swimmers further develop front crawl, learn back crawl and are introduced to whip kick on their back. Swimmers complete one minute of treading water and stride dive. Endurance is developed through a 50m distance swim.
RED CROSS SWIM KIDS
RED CROSS SWIM KIDS
(5+ years) Swimmers increase the distance for front and back crawl (25 m), learn elementary backstroke and dolphin kick. Swimmers are able to complete 1 ½ minutes of treading water, front dive and a 75m distance swim.
(5+ years) Swimmers further refine front and back crawl, and increase distance for elementary backstroke and breaststroke (50m). Swimmers learn sidestroke, perform vertical dolphin kick and complete a 500m distance swim.
LEVEL 6 - $76.70
RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 7 - $84.05 (5+ years) Swimmers increase the distance for front and back crawl (50m), and increase distance for elementary backstroke. Swimmers are introduced to whip kick on front and stride entry, and complete a 150m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 8 - $84.05 (5+ years) Swimmers increase distance for front and back crawl (75m), and elementary backstroke (25m). Swimmers are introduced to breaststroke and develop eggbeater techniques and complete a 300m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 9 - $84.05 (5+ years) Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (100m), elementary backstroke and refine their breaststroke. Swimmers learn sidestroke kick, perform headfirst surface dives and complete a distance swim of 400m.
LEVEL 10 - $84.05
What do I need to become a Lifeguard? To Become a Lifeguard 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) Standard First Aid – CPR C (Must be from LSS, RC, St. John, OR CDN Ski Patrol) National Lifeguard Service (NLS) (16 years of Age, Standard First Aid, Bronze Cross)
What do I need to become an Instructor? To Become an Instructor 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) Red Cross Water Safety Instructors Course (Pre-requisite: Bronze Cross, 15 years of Age)
Aquatics | Swimming Lessons
Private Lessons: 1:00-1:30 PM 1:30-2:00 PM 4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 7:00-7:30 PM 7:30-8:00 PM
Adapted Aquatics: 4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM
Adapted Aquatics: 4:00-4:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 5:30-6:00 PM
Private Lessons: 4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 6:00-6:30 PM
Private Lessons: 4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 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
Feb. 6 - April 10 Cancellations: Feb. 20
Starfish: 6:30-7:00 PM
Feb. 7 - April 11 Cancellations: Mar. 14
Feb. 8 - April 12 Cancellations: Mar. 15
Duck: 5:30-6:00 PM Sea Turtle:
Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 1:05-1:50 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 Swim Kids 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6:
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
Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:
4:00-5:00 PM 5:00-6:00 PM 7:00-8:00 PM
Starfish: 12:00-12:30 PM 4:00-4:30 PM 6:00-6:30 PM Duck: 12:30-1:00 PM 6:30-7:00 PM
Starfish: 6:30-7:00 PM Duck:
4:30-5:00 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 6:00-6:30 PM
Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 3:45-4:30 PM 4:30-5:15 PM 5:15-6:00 PM Swim Kids 3:45-4:30 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: 4:30-5:15 5:15-6:00
PM PM PM
Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:
Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 1:05-1:50 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 Swim Kids 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6:
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
Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:
4:00-5:00 PM 7:00-8:00 PM
Aquatics | Swimming Lessons
Adapted Aquatics: 5:30-6:00 PM
Adapted Aquatics: 4:00-4:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM
Adapted Aquatics: 9:00-9:30 AM
Feb. 9 - April 13 Cancellations: Mar. 16
Feb. 10 - April 7 Cancellations: none
Private Lessons: 2:15- 2:45 PM 4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 5:30-6:00 PM Starfish:
Feb. 11 - April 8 Cancellations: none
Private Lessons: 4:00- 4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM
Private Lessons: 9:00- 9:30 AM 9:30-10:00 AM 10:00-10:30 AM Starfish: 11:00-11:30 AM Duck: 9:00-9:30 AM
4:30-5:00 PM Starfish: 5:00-5:30 PM
2:30-3:00 PM 4:00-4:30 PM
Duck: 4:30-5:00 PM
1:45-2:15 PM 5:30-6:00 PM
Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 1:00-1:45 PM 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM Aqua Adults:
Bronze Medallion: 4:00-7:00
5:30-6:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM
Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM Swim Kids 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6:
4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15
PM PM PM
Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:
Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM Swim Kids: 9:30-10:15 AM 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:
Aquatics | Swimming Lessons
Additional Aquatic Programs
Feb. 12 - April 9 Cancellations: None Adapted Aquatics: 6:00-6:30 PM Private Lessons: 5:00-5:30 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 7:00-7:30 PM Starfish:
Duck: 5:30-6:00 PM Sea Turtle:
Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 5:00-5:45 PM 5:45-6:30 PM 6:30-7:15 PM Swim Kids 5:00-5:45 PM 1, 2, 3, 4: 5:45-6:30 PM 6:30-7:15 PM Swim Kids 5, 6: 5:00-5:45 PM 5:45-6:30 PM Swim Kids 7, 8, 9 10:
$69.35 Adapted aquatics programs are designed for children and youth with a physical or developmental challenge who need 1:1 support. Swimmers in this program often work towards feeling comfortable in the water and developing their swimming skills. Participants will be taught by an experienced aquatics instructor. See the swimming lesson schedule for dates and times.
AQUA TEENS 1 / AQUA ADULTS 1 Teens $78.80 Adults $93.50 Sundays 6:30-7:15 pm Feb. 12 - April 9 The goal of this class is to develop comfort in the water through the attainment of basic flotation, movement and breathing skills.
AQUA TEENS 2 / AQUA ADULTS 2 Teens $78.80 Adults $93.50 Sundays 6:30-7:15pm Feb. 12 - April 9 The goal of this class is to develop one or more swimming strokes and enhance water safety knowledge and rescue techniques.
AQUA TEENS 3 / AQUA ADULTS 3 Teens $78.80 Adults $93.50 Thursdays, 1:45-2:30pm Feb. 9 - April 13 No class Mar. 16 The goal of this class is to maintain or increase fitness through stroke improvement while swimming lengths. Candidates must be able to swim 100m each of 2 different strokes to start in this level.
PRIVATE LESSONS Private $185.95 for 9 lessons; Semi Private $126.05 / child for 9 lessons One on one instruction to work on swimming challenges. Lessons are 30 minutes in length. For Semi Private lessons, swimmers 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) 846-9691 ext 903.
Aquatics | Advanced Leadership Lifesaving & Swimming Instructor Courses Please Note: 100% attendance is required for all leadership courses. Check your calendar to ensure you are able to attend all classes.
FACILITATING YOUR CHILD’S AQUATIC CAREER – FREE Would you like your Daughter or Son to become a Lifeguard or Swimming instructor? Would you like to get certified yourself? Come to this session to find out about the different Aquatic employment opportunities that are available at our Aquatic Centre. Learn about when to start, the courses you need to take, the volunteer opportunities available, our hiring process, and what makes working in Aquatics a rewarding job! This program is free of charge, but please register in advance. Thursday January 26th 6:00-7:00pm
EMERGENCY FIRST AID$91.80 (includes manual and exam fee) Pre-requisite: none, recommended 12 years+, 100% attendance is required This course is for people who want a general knowledge of first aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries. Skills include: victim assessment, CPR, AED, choking, and what to do for external bleeding, heart attack, and stroke. This is a WSIB approved course, and offered 4 different Saturdays this winter. Date: January 28th 9:00am-6:00pm; February 25th 9:00-6:00pm; March 25th 9:00-6:00pm April 29th 9;00-6:00pm
BRONZE STAR / BASIC www.centrewellington.ca
FIRST AID - $102.45 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. Winter Session: Thursday February 9 - April 13 4:30-6:00pm - Cancelled Mar. 16 Sunday February 12th- April 9th 5:30-7:00pm BRONZE MEDALLION / EMERGENCY FIRST AID $174.95 (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, rescue breathing, 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). Winter Session Thursdays, February 9th- April 13th 4:00-7:00pm No Class March 16th
BRONZE CROSS - $174.95 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). Winter Session Thursdays, February 9th- April 13th 4:00-7:00pm No Class March 16th
Introductory Lifesaving Courses The Canadian Swim Patrol program provides enriched training for kids who are ready to go beyond learnto-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. Winter Session Saturday’s Feb. 11- April 8 10:30-11:30am. Sundays, Feb. 12th – April 9th 6:30-7:30pm. Mondays, Feb. 6th – April 10th 6:00-7:00pm. No Classes on February 20th ROOKIE PATROL - $84.05 Pre-requisite: Recommend completion of Swim Kids 7 Rookie Patrol features timed 100m swims, 350m workouts and swims with clothes. A work-hard playhard approach develops swimming strength and efficiency with emphasis on personal responsibility for Water Smart behavior. RANGER PATROL- $84.05 Ranger Patrol features a timed 200m swim, 100m fitness medley and support/carrying a 5 lb weight. Content is challenging but achievable with effort. Drills enhance capability in the water including a non-contact rescue. STAR PATROL - $84.05 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.
Aquatics | Advanced Leadership Lifesaving & Swimming Instructor Courses AQUATIC VOLUNTEER CLINIC – Free Pre-requisite: Bronze Cross. This clinic is a requirement for people looking to volunteer with our Learn-to-Swim program. In this two hour clinic we will introduce some teaching methods to you and show you how to use these techniques while volunteering. Volunteer hours can be used toward your High School Volunteer hours. This program is free of charge, but please register in advance. Saturday January 21st 12:00-2:00pm. Saturday April 22rd 12:00-2:00pm
WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE (WSI) - $370.00 Pre-requisites: Bronze Cross, Swimming proficiency equivalent of Swim Kids 10, 15 years of age by the end of the course. 100% attendance is required in pool and classroom sessions.
This course prepares candidates to instruct the Red Cross swim programs. Candidates focus on strategies to introduce and develop swimming and water safety skills in the Red Cross Swim Programs. This course includes 4 main components: • Skills evaluation • 20 hour online component that is to be completed between January 15th and February 5th. • Apprentice teaching, 8-12 hours (minimum) which must be completed between February 6th – April 5th • Pool and Classroom sessions (April 6th -9th)
KAYAK Are you looking for a chance to brush up on your Kayaking skills this winter? Come out to our Kayaking sessions Sunday evenings for “unstructured” kayaking time in the main pool. You must supply your own Kayak. Enter through the East Doors (by the Whirl Pool). Payment will be taken on Deck. This is not an instructed program, Sunday evenings, 7:30-9:00pm December 4 - March 5 (Cancelled Dec. 25 & Jan. 1) Regular Admission rates apply.
100% attendance on all 6 dates listed below is mandatory to complete. January 14th & 15th 9:00-1:30pm – Skills evaluation April 6 & 7th 6:00-10:00pm – Pool and Classroom April 8th & 9th 9:00-6:00pm – Pool and Classroom
Did you know there’s a ball hockey rink in Salem?
• outside boat and RV parking • commercial and residential • various sized units • 24hrs a day, 7 days a week access • secured fenced lot • video surveillance • we accept Visa & Mastercard
• You run, so no need to know how to skate • Excellent starting point for kids in hockey • Great off-season conditioning for ice hockey players • Instruction before games for younger age groups
Location: 730 Glengarry Crescent Fergus, On
Organized Youth and Adult Leagues. Visit cwballhockey.ca for season information. Inquire about renting the rink!
There sure is! Join One of Our Leagues for a Fun and Affordable Hockey Experience! The sport of ball hockey is one that everyone benefits from:
The area’s ONLY, dedicated, professional ball hockey rink.
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All Children Should Learn to Swim ... Thanks to our generous sponsors in 2016, all grade 3 students in Centre Wellington & area were able to participate in FREE swimming lessons to attempt to meet the following swim to survive standards: ROLL into deep water TREAD water for one minute SWIM 50 metres
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Weight Room Hours Sunday - Friday: 6:00 am to 10:30 pm Saturday: 6:00 am to 9:00 pm
We Offer: • • • • • • • •
Large weight room facility Free weight room orientation Membership holds available Pro rated memberships Drop in available Personal Training available Showers and Saunas Effective Jan. 1, Security Access Card now included in membership
Prices include HST
5 Flat Fee
Adults Fees 1 month .............. $49.35 3 months ............ $147.90 6 months ............ $264.25 1 year ................. $366.25
Senior and Students 55+
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A $20 administration fee will apply to all cancellations
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It’s all here in one location ... fitness classes, weight room facilities and more! Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex 519.846.9691 x903 www.centrewellington.ca
/month incl. HST
We have something for everyone, every day of the week ... Spin classes begin week of January 9th.
Register in person at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex, Belsyde Avenue, Fergus or online at: http://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/centrewellington $49.95/month includes all classes EXCEPT for Spin. Spin classes require pre-registraton and are currently not included in monthly fee time
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*Classes held in weight room
Small Group Training is a simple and athletic program drawing from all four elements of fitness: cardio, strength, balance and flexibility
is an energetic cardio workout using the STEP to train fitness, agility, coordination and strength
is an athletic mind-body program including fundamentals from yoga and pilates set to emotive music
is an explosive MMA cardio and strength workout
These classes focus on creating movement skills and patterns that enhance the participant's ability to achieve their personal goals. Whether it's movement loaded with weights or utilizing your own body weight, these functional fitness classes use intergrated full body movements to achieve results. Expect to work hard and have fun. Please note - these classes are held in the weight room
Ball Fit with LIanne Kaminski This class uses the stability ball, medicine balls and/or small Pilates type balls and dumbbells for a total body workout. Focus is placed upon strengthening your core musculature with a variety of exercises followed by an extra, long stretch for flexibility and relaxation
Spin with Wendy Armstrong is a dance-inspired fitness workout that draws on a variety of dance styles including club, urban and Latin
is a results driven strength training workout utilizing an adjustable barbell, weight plates, and body weight
is a thrilling cardio workout inspired by outdoor cycling
R30® will get you fitter and feeling better in only 30 minutes. It’s a cardio workout that is as easy as riding a bike.
Group Core® trains you like an athlete in 30 actionpacked minutes. A strong core, from your shoulders to your hips, will improve your athletic performance, help prevent back pain, and give you ripped abs!
This energizing group cycling class will challenge your cardiovascular system, improve your stamina and increase the strength of your lower body. You'll cover all types of terrain in this class. Please note - Spin classes require preregistration and are not included in the monthly fees Mondays 9:15 am to 10:00 am $88.00 Jan. 9 - March 27 (11 classes) No class on Feb. 20 (Family Day) Tuesdays 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm $96.00 Jan. 10 - March 28 (12 classes) Thursdays 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm $96.00 Jan. 12 - March 30 (12 classes) Fridays 6:15 am to 7:00 am $96.00 Jan. 13 - March 31 (12 classes)
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Personal Fitness Consulting; Post Rehab Programs; Injury prevention programs; Water Therapy Programs; Core Conditioning Programs; Sport Specific Programs
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Water Therapy programs Private & Group for arthritis, rehab & fitness (your pool or Sportsplex pool)
Aqua Rehab & Arthritis Aquafit Instructor Specialist
Knee & Hip Replacements
Pilates Post Rehab Specialist
Winter Pilates Classes for: Beginner/Intermediate/Advance
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adult programs winter 2017
weekend workshops Breakthrough Explorations on Cloth
Join us for an innovative adventure in surface design on fibre. Using Colour Vie paints, learn to create with a variety of painting and printing techniques that will make your textile art completely original. The focus is on botanical, aerial view, topographical and distressed effects. Instructor Maggie Vanderweit Ages 16+ | 10-4pm Saturday & Sunday | Jan. 14 & 15 $200 members | $220 non members Kit Fee of $50 payable to instructor & all other materials provided by participants, list supplied.
Classes Beginner rug Hooking
MAKE A DATE WITH ART
In this workshop with Jessica Masters you will learn key principle in pastel application, colour and composition that will allow you to handle the dry pastel medium with confidence. Learn to simplify complex images and build pastels boldly or in layers to render your ideas accurately and create atmosphere in your paintings. This class is open to all levels. Instructor Jessica Masters Ages 16+ | Saturday March 4 | 2-5pm & Sunday March 5 | 10-4pm $140 members | $150 non members Materials provided by participants, list supplied
Watercolour | Focus on Architecture
These lessons are for students with some experience in painting with transparent watercolour, who have an interest in depicting architecture. Learn how to render architecture in seasonal compositions. Demonstrations and individual assistance will be provided. Instructor Arlene Saunders Ages 16+ | Tuesdays | 6:30 – 9:00pm | Jan 31 - March 7| 6 weeks $145 members | $155 non members Materials provided by participants, list supplied
Artists will work from a live nude model during these uninstructed sessions. Models will vary from week to week; alternating between male and female. Most artists prefer to draw but other media such as painting and sculpture are welcome. Life drawing is recommended for those with previous drawing experience. Self- directed class, no instrutor. Facilitator Laura Paghal Ages 18+| Wednesdays | 6:30 - 9:30pm | Feb. 1- March 8 | 6 weeks $120 members | $130 non members Materials provided by participants,including easels
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This course will appeal to painters of any level, who wish to rekindle their relationship to their inner muse. Laurie offers you an opportunity to explore, experiment, create and play with acrylic paint and a variety of mixed media and collage. Over the weekend, you will develop your personal expression in a safe, non-judgmental and playful space. Instructor Laurie Skantzos Ages 16+| 10 - 4pm Saurday & Sunday | March 25 & 26 $140 members | $150 non members Materials provided by participants, list supplied
Night Owls & Early Birds
This is a one day introductory rug hooking class where you will learn the necessary techniques to create your own hooked rug. Studio hooks and hoops will be used for the duration of the class and upon completion you will have the option to purchase the equipment. The cost of the class includes the beginner pattern and wool. Instructor Martina Lesar 16+ | Sunday Jan. 29 | 10-3pm $90 members | $100 non members
Finding Your Own Mark with Acrylic & Mixed Media
Are you a family of night owls or early birds or busy squirrels? Design your own folk art family tree filled with each member of your family, be owls, birds or squirrels on this playful custom handmade wall hanging for your home. Instructor kukucaju’s Judy Anderson Ages 16+ | Saturday Feb. 11 | 1:30 - 4:30pm $50 members | $60 non members
Painting from an Object
Bring an object that is dear to you. Learn observational drawing techniques and then paint in full colour. Instructor Meredith Blackmore Sunday Feb. 12 | 1 - 4pm $45 members | $55 non members All materials supplied
Studio sessions are offered to artists of all skill levels who want to work in an inviting environment along side their peers. Bring your work in progress and a professional arts facilitator will encourage your vision, provide ongoing support and offer feedback to promote your artistic growth. Facilitator Kreso Cavlovic Wednesdays | 9:30-12:30pm | March 22 -April 26 | 6 weeks $161 members | $171 non members
Open Studio for Members
Our spacious and sunny Casson Room is available to members. An uninterrupted time for your own work, more space for larger projects, enjoy a chance to meet up with other artists and creative minds. Take advantage of large tables and good light. Limited to 8 per session, we suggest you pre-book. Fridays | 10 - 1pm or 1 - 4pm | Jan. - March | $15 for 3 hours
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mix & match | march break camps PD DAY CAMPS 6 - 12 ages MORNING & AFTERNOON PROGRAMS
Intro to Kids Karate | goju karate camp Improve focus, get fit and have fun! Learn traditional Goju Karate in a safe and friendly environment with expert instruction. Hosted by Elora Karate Dojo With Renshi Mike & Sensei Barb 9-12pm | $125 Register www.EloraKarate.Dojo.com elora@CNGK.ca | 519 669-0853
turn your doodles into stuffies Ever wish your doodles could come to life? Join us and we will show you how to turn your sketches into 3D stuffies! Learn basic pattern design & hand-sewing techniques using up-cycled fabrics. Be sure to bring your sense of silly to this action packed week. With Katie McLellan of Stuffed Dudes® 9-12pm | $125 members |$135 non members
fergus-elora academy of dance camp A unique and theatrical experience that is fun! Whether your children are experienced dancers or beginners, our program will provide an excellent opportunity to experience dance, drama, musical components combined with activities within a safe & encouraging & positive environment. With Erica Finlayson | 1-4pm | $125 Register: email@example.com www.ferguseloradance.com | 519 846-6666
family totems & spirit animals In this lively hands on art camp we will be looking at spirit animals and how they reflect you. Empower each member of your family with an animal spirit and create a unique, stackable family totem along with other inspired works. With Judy Anderson of kukucaju 1-4pm | $125 members | $135 non members Register: firstname.lastname@example.org ecfta.ca | 519-846-9698
All camps will take place at The Elora Centre for the Arts. Campers who are spending the entire day will be supervised during the lunch time break between programs. Early drop-off, before 8:30am, & extended pick-up, after 4:30pm, can be arranged with your program host.
Birds of Prey PD Day Art Camp A fun action packed day in the studio where we will be inspired by Birds of Prey! BUILD a Hovering Hawk, MAKE a Hidden Owl & DISCOVER feather painting. Instructors Bear Epp & Judy Anderson of kukucaju Ages 6-12 | 8:30-4pm $46 members | $56 non members Textile Art PD Day Camp Spend the day creating wearable art with recycled materials, fabric & found objects , incorporating simple sewing stitches and machine work into your craft! Held in the Tutu room. Instructor Stephanie Lines-Toohill Ages 8+ | 8:30-4pm $46 members | $56 non members
Register at ecfta.ca or call 519-846-9698
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Youngmakers & risk Takers
Kindermusik | Our Time
Kindermusik’s purposeful curriculum gives your child long lasting benefits of an age-appropriate exposure to music & movement. This class features singing, expressive movement, creativity, instrumental play & exploration with parent/care giver participation. All materials included: 2 CD’s, home activity book, 2 literature books and an instrument. Instructor Karen Aitken Ages 18m-3years | Mondays 9:30-10am | Jan 9th - May 8th (no class Family Day, March Break & Easter) | 15 weeks | $207 members & non members
The Tutu in You. . . Sewing off the Edge! Textile arts group that uses recycled materials, found objects and donated items to create wearable art and infinitely more. The young artists are encouraged to explore the materials and tools in the studio to spark their imagination and create individual and group projects together. The “Tutu-ers” are renowned for their collaboration at local events and strive to make Community Art accessible to all.
Instructor Stephanie Lines-Toohill Ages 8+ | Tuesdays 4-6pm | Jan 10-March 28 $50 Tutu membership | non members $65
Young Makers Make | 5 • 6 • 7 An exploration of line, colour, form, shape & texture. Discover materials and new techniques as you create. A dynamic experience creating drawing, painting, prints & sculptures.
My Funny ValenToon! Bring your Head, Heart & Hands to a morning of fun & creativity. Complete a Valentine Shadow Box with candy coloured art and a heart-felt message. Make it Cute or Cool. It’s your call!
Young Makers Make | 8 • 9 •10 Art by building on skills from prior art experiences. Explore composition. Experiment with materials. Express a personal vision. Learn art fundamentals as you sculpt , paint, collage and print make.
A Family Day Workshop Can you name an object that everyone in your family holds dear? Each family is invited to bring in an interesting (but not super-valuable/breakable!) object and use professional art supplies to learn the tricks of observational drawing. Go home with complete artworks by all family members.
With Pat Zuk Three Saturdays 9-11am Jan. 21-Feb. 4 or Feb. 18- March 4 $78 members | $88 non members
With Pat Zuk Three Saturdays | 11:30-1:30pm | Jan. 21-Feb. 4 or Feb. 18- March 4 $78 members | $88 non members
With kukucaju’s Judy Anderson Ages 7-11 | Saturday Feb 11 | 9:30-12:30 $38 members | $ 48 non members
Instructor Meredith Blackmore Ages 6+ | Mon. Feb 20 | 1:30-3:00pm By Donation
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Discover the joy of making Music TogetherÂŽ with your family!
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Yoga with Karen Murtagh & Anna Mark St. James Church in Fergus spaciousplaceyoga.com Winter Session starts Jan. 9th, 2017 Please check website for details.
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Free Holiday Skating
ZumbaÂŽ with Sarah Schleen
This holiday season, enjoy the gift of family with free skating, by Tim Hortons.
Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex December 27th 1:00pm - 2:00pm December 28th 1:00pm - 2:00pm December 30th 1:00pm - 2:00pm January 2nd 1:00pm - 2:00pm January 3rd 1:00pm - 2:00pm January 4th 1:00pm - 2:00pm January 5th 1:00pm - 2:00pm January 6th 1:00pm - 2:00pm Elora Community Centre December 27th 1:00pm - 2:00pm December 28th 1:00pm - 2:00pm December 29th 1:00pm - 2:00pm December 30th 1:00pm - 2:00pm January 3rd 1:00pm - 2:00pm January 4th 1:00pm - 2:00pm January 5th 1:00pm - 2:00pm January 6th 1:00pm - 2:00pm
$5 Zumba Class
Jan. 5th, 7pm - C. W. Sportsplex Hall
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Providing opportunities for all ages and both sexes. Highland Rugby Club encourages participation in the increasingly popular, fast-paced sport of Rugby. We offer a range of programs to suit all abilities and give an option to learn the basics of the sport in a safe environment. Senior men and women U18 girls and U18 boys U14 and U16 boys U15, U17 girls U8, U10, U12 Coed U6 Flag All travelling teams
play Saturday play Wednesday play Saturday play Saturday play Saturday play Thursday train on Tuesday & Thursday
New players, old players, supporters and volunteers are ALWAYS welcome. Registration forms available on website or we wil be at the Leisure Shows in February. Please check the community guide for details.
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Joe Bowley: 519.400.0547 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth rugby registration fees qualify for the childrenâ€™s fitness tax credit.
Skating Schedule Cancellations dates & schedule changes will be posted at both facilities
Elora Community Centre
C.W. Community Sportsplex
11:30-12:30pm Public Skating Saturday 2:00 - 3:00pm Saturday, 7:00 - 8:00pm Sunday 1:00 - 2:00pm Sunday, 4:30 - 5:30pm
Dr. Oren Levstein 701 Tower Street S., Fergus ON N1M 2R2 T: 519.787.8550 F: 519.787.0170 E: email@example.com www.southtowervet.ca
Monday & Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:00pm Tuesday,1:00 - 2:00pm Thursday, 11:00 - 12:00pm
Adult Skate Home School Skate Home School Shinny
Monday, 2:00 - 3:00pm (Pad B)
Adult Shinny Monday & Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:00pm Hockey
Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Monday, 2:00 - 3:00pm (Pad A)
Ladies Shinny Hockey
Friday, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Senior Shinny Hockey
Friday, 10:30 - 11:30am
65+ Senior Shinny
Tuesdays, 11:00 - 12:00pm
Monday, 10:00 - 11:00am
Adult & Tot Skate
Monday & Wednesdays, Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:00am 11:00 - 12:00am & 2:00 - 3:00pm & 2:00 - 3:00pm Thursday, 10:00 - 11:00am Free Admission Free Admission
Monday & Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00am Free Admission
Figure Skating Shinny
Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 - 10:00am Free Admission Monday, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Rules and Regulations Public Skating: Skate aids may now be used during the following skates only: Fergus: Sundays 4:30-5:30 | Elora: Sundays 1:00-2:00 Tot Shinny: Sticks & pucks are allowed on the ice only during Tot Shinny.
FOR YOUR PETâ€™S LIFE FOR YOUR LIFE FOR BOTH www.centrewellington.ca
Adult & Tot Skating: Skate aids and strollers are allowed on the ice. No hockey sticks are allowed. Ice Rentals: call 846-9691 ext. 326 for availability Cancellations & Schedule changes will be posted at the facility $3/Skater, Family of 4 $10, Extra skater $1.00, Book of 10 Skating Tickets $25 Shinny $5. Book of 10 Tickets $45
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Wendy Armstrong Certified Personal & Group Trainer, In home & gym training • Program Design • Nutrition/Weight Management • MORNING/WEEKEND/EVENING CLASSES available in: • TRX - Make your body your machine! • Pilates - Build strong, lean muscles from the inside out. Learn how to train your core muscles. • Circuit Training, great for all fitness levels • Speciality 2 hour Workshops • TABATA BOOTCAMP™ - 8 weeks to success!
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FOR BETTER BALANCE IN HEALTH, WORK AND LIFE! H.I.I.T. TABATA BOOTCAMP Wednesday 7pm, Saturday 8am. New sessions January 4 & 7. Higher intensity, shorter duration, powerful results! Ignite your metabolism and keep burning calories for hours after your workout. TABATA BOOTCAMP NUTRITION PROGRAM 8 week session begins January 7. TRX TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING 11 week sessions begin January 11 & 12. Wednesday 6:30 am, Thursday 9am, 4:45pm, 5:45pm. PILATES - Tuesday 9am. New session January 3 PILATES, CORE & MORE Monday 7pm. New session January 9
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Arbonne Consultant: wendyarmstrongfergus.arbonne.com
All home games and practices held at Ponsonby Recreation Park. Located 5997 2nd Line E., Centre Wellington www.ponsonbysoftball.ca
Your 2017 Executive & Committee: President: Shirley Obergan Chairman: Steve Warmington Rec Co-ord.: Pat Kurtz Rentals/Tournaments/Registration Registration: Joe Harris Betty Jo
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WHAT TEAM IS MY CHILD ON? (as of Jan.1/17) COST? T-Ball 2011, 2013 (Monday 6:30 May 29th) Mites-3 Pitch 2009 - 2010 - U8 (TBA) Atom 2007-2008 - U10 (TBA) Squirt 2005-2006 - U12 (TBA) Peewee 2003-2004 - U 14 (TBA) Looking for girls teams from Atom – Peewee contact Betty Jo.
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REGISTRATION: Thursday February 16, 2017 6pm-8pm Elora Community Centre or visit ponsonbysoftball.ca website, print off registration form and mail into Joe Harris (address on form).
ISA Umpire Clinic: contact Carl Herder - 843-5819 HerderCarl@hotmail. com - CWDHS - Scotland Street Fergus. ISA Coaching Clinic to be held in April, contact email@example.com. Dates yet to be confirmed for both.
on Thursday February 16, 2017 6-8 pm during Leisure Night OR visit our website www.ponsonbysoftball.ca for registration form and mail it in with cheque. Betty Jo is looking to add to our all girls divisions. Register early to avoid late fee and disappointment. Rentals - Book your tournament, family or company picnic now. ONGOING FUNDRAISING - BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE - drop off at park when seasons starts up again.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: Mon. Jan. 23rd, 2017 7:30 at the Obergan’s
Pre-season Skills Clinic: at Ponsonby School mid March – end of April more details to follow after registration.
Registration for Boys & Girls teams at Elora Community Centre
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.
May 26-28, 2017 Ponsonby Park is hosting a mixed 3 pitch tourney weekend. All funds raised will go to replace the lights on A diamond. Competitive and family divisions, looking for 32 teams. Register early. Contact John Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org June 23–24, 2017 3 Pitch tourney to raise funds for the Ponsonby Sting Men’s team & Fergus Ladies League contact email@example.com July 7-9, 2017 Tom Rider Memorial Men’s Fastpitch tourney - supporting Groves Memorial Hospital & park. August 11-13 or 19-20, 2017 ISA and OASA Provincial Championship. Dates to be confirmed Volunteers needed.
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Mohawks Lacrosse Registration Dates Early Bird Registration Dates Thursday, January 19th – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Fergus Arena Saturday, January 28th – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Elora Arena
Regular Registration Dates Wednesday, February 15th – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Fergus Leisure Show Thursday, February 16th – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Elora Leisure Show
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Victoria Park Seniors Centre WINTER 2017 Registration begins Wednesday, December 14, 2016 PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR MOST PROGRAMS
HOW TO REGISTER In Person or Mail: 150 Albert Street West, Fergus, ON N1M 1X2
Telephone/Fax/ Website: T: 519.846.9691 x204 TF: 1.800.750.5023 x204 F: 519.787.2091 W: www.centrewellington.ca
Online: http://ca.apm. activecommunities.com/ centrewellington Please see pages 11 to 12 in this Guide for registration and refund policies and the registration form.
Note: Registrations that are dropped off in person, mailed or faxed prior to the first day of registration will be processed at the end of the first day of registration.
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closure Dates: January 2, New Year’s February 20, Family Day
All adults are welcome to register for any courses offered at the Seniors Centre ABOUT VICTORIA PARK SENIORS CENTRE Victoria Park Seniors Centre provides a wide variety of recreational programs, bus trips, services and volunteer opportunities for older adults. Programs offered are tailored to individuals 55+; however all registered programs are open to all adults looking to stay active, develop new skills and friendships. Victoria Park Seniors Centre, which opened 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 recreational, educational, social and wellness programs. We invite you to drop by, take out a membership and experience the benefits of participating.
MEMBERSHIP • • • •
$25.00 per person, includes HST Membership year runs June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017 Available to anyone 55+ A younger spouse may join
Membership has its benefits: • Reduced enrolment fees for senior services and programs. • Access to 100+ weekly programs and services for seniors • Appointments at clinics (foot care, blood pressure, reflexology, hearing, low vision, fitness assessments, fascial stretch, chair massage, counselling, coin and stamp appraisals) • Vote at the Annual General Meeting • Opportunities to stay active and to volunteer Note: Membership fees are nonrefundable. Once you have a valid membership, additional fees are required to participate in programs, special events, bus trips, etc.
WELCOME INFORMATION & TOURS New Members’ Talk and Tours are held the 2nd Monday morning at the Centre to provide you with information on programs and services offered. Meet other new members. If you can’t attend one of the monthly information sessions, call the Centre to schedule a tour at your convenience. Upcoming sessions: January 9, February 13 or March 13 at 10:00 am.
ACTIVE LIVING and RETIREMENT SHOW
Friday, March 24, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Centre Wellington Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Ave, Fergus Free admission Visit VPSC’s 10th annual one-day event. 50+ exhibitor booths for services available to older adults from a variety of organizations: health, financial, travel, recreation, support services, volunteering and more. Learn about opportunities for older adults in our community. Grab bags to the first 150 people. FREE: chair massages, fascial stretching, light refreshments, fitness classes, seminars and more. Schedule below: 10:15 am Chair Yoga 10:30 am Seminar: Aging Safely in the New Millennium 11:00 am Fun and Fit 11:45 am Total Muscle Conditioning 11:45 am Seminar: Overview of Ontario’s Estate Administration Tax by the Ministry of Finance 11:45 am Seminar: Safe Travelling Tips 12:30 pm All Around Fitness 1:00 pm Seminar: Dementia Friendly Communities All day: Chair Massages All day: Fascial Stretching
VPSC ADVISORY BOARD Victoria Park Seniors Centre is run by a volunteer Advisory Board comprised of seven elected VPSC members and one appointed TCW Council Representative. The Advisory Board acts as 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 on the first Monday of the month at 9:00 am.
All members are welcome to attend these meetings.
not an instructional class. Contact the Centre for more information.
VPSC PROGRAM COMMITTEE
• Baseball Darts We may be starting up this new group. Interested? Contact the Centre.
This volunteer committee organizes special events and fundraisers for the Centre. Meets the first Monday of the month at 10:15 am. Interested in providing input into programs and special events for older adults? This committee is always looking for new ideas and volunteers to help.
REGISTERING • Pre-registration is required for all programs unless specified as a drop-in activity group. • Course fees include HST. • Complete payment must be received upon registration. Cash, cheque, debit or credit card, over the phone by credit card or online. • Cheques payable to: Township of Centre Wellington. • Not a member? Not yet 55? You are still welcome to register for any program. A non-member fee will apply.
DROP-IN ACTIVITY GROUPS New participants are always welcome to take part in the following drop-in activities. Offered on an ongoing basis unless stated otherwise. Pre-registration not necessary but you may want to contact convenors listed as some groups require prior organization of players. Drop-in fee: $1 member or $2 non-member unless stated otherwise. Attend any activity for free on your first visit. Have an idea for a new activity? Contact the Centre. • Art Drop-in Group Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. Bring any type of art or hobby you would like to work on. Note: This is
• Bid Euchre Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Convenor: Andrea Corner 519.843.7406. Learn to Play Bid Euchre classes are scheduled monthly at the Centre. Call the Centre to pre-register for a session. • Billiards, Snooker & Pool Two billiards tables available Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Ladies Only Tuesday afternoons. Centre also open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Annual billiards membership June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017 is $50. You must be a current member of the Centre to obtain a billiards membership. Alternatively, members can pay the drop-in fee of 25¢ per game or $1.25 for nonmembers. Contact: Ted Haines 519.843.4408. Inquire about a Learn to Play Session with our volunteer instructor. • Billiards: Ladies Afternoon Ladies interested in playing pool? Contact the Centre if you would like to join or want to learn how to play. Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. • Bingo Join this fun group held on Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Contact the Centre for more information. • Book Club: Books Anon First Friday of the month at 11:00 am to discuss the book of the month. Join in interesting discussions. Reading list based on group input. Contact the Centre for book titles chosen or see the poster posted in Centre’s Library and copies at the Front Desk. Convenor: Jennifer Cox 519.843.6898. Start anytime.
• Bridge Duplicate Bridge: Mondays at 7:00 pm including holiday Mondays. $3 drop-in fee members or $4 nonmembers. Convenor: Don McNiven 519.843.1361 Contract Bridge: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. Convenor: Fiore Guido 519.780.5450. Group is looking for more players. Duplicate Bridge: Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. No charge if you attend the Wednesday Lunch. Convenor: Leone Masson 519.843.2044 Social Bridge: Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Convenor: Jean Holman 519.843.2004 NOTE: We offer Bridge Lessons. Contact the Centre for more information or see “Special Interest” section of this Guide. • Bunka Artistry Drop-in for this weekly creative, social group. Work on your project at your own pace. Drop-in to see what this fun handicraft is all about. Tuesdays at 9:30 am. • Canasta Canasta is a matching card game to create melds of cards of the same rank, then go out by playing or discarding all the cards in your hand. Mondays at 9:30 am including holiday Mondays. We can teach you how to play. Contact: Donna Wagenaar 519.843.4754 or Marg Hamilton 519.846.8799. • Carpet Bowling Fridays at 1:00 pm. Gentle exercise and fun. We can teach you. Contact: Bill Beuman 519.509.2007. • Chess: Daytime NEW Join us weekly for a fun and challenging time playing chess on Tuesdays 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Drop-in. All welcome. Want to learn the game? Contact the Centre for Learn to Play Chess classes. Convenor: Brian Cameron Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Chess: Evening Join us for a friendly game Thursdays evenings at 7:00 pm. Group is looking for more players. New to the game? We will teach you. Start anytime. Please contact Convenor prior to first visit. Convenor: Louie David 519.843.4445 or louiedavid@ netscape.ca. All ages are welcome. • Choir & Ukulele Band: 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. The Ukulele Band also meets Fridays at 1:00 pm. See “Ukulele Band” for more info. • 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: Michelle Roy email@example.com. Tuesdays, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm • Craft Group Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. Crafts made by the group are sold in the Centre’s Craft Shop year-round and at the Annual Fall Bazaar and Christmas Vendor Craft Show. See “Special Events” section for dates. All proceeds support the Centre. Newcomers welcome. No cost. Convenors: Diane Thompson 519.787.4179 and June Wallsten 519.787.0496. • Cribbage Fridays at 9:30 am. New players welcome and we can teach you how to play. Convenor: Marlene Dowdall 519.843.3907. • Crokinole Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Contact Donna Wagenaar 519.843.4754 or simply drop-in. We can teach you how to play. Crokinole cues available.
• Cycling Group Waiting for spring…However, during the winter months the group will be walking the trails Wednesdays at 9:30 am. Convenor Larry 519.843.4169 for where the group will be meeting. • Darts Thursday mornings at 10:00 am. We can teach you how to play and darts are available for those who do not have their own. Convenor: John Parkinson 519.787.8038. • Drama Group This fun group meets weekly on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm when they prepare for their spring and fall performances. Convenor: Wendy Barrett 519.323.6017. • Euchre Wednesday Afternoons at 1:00 pm. No charge if you attend the Wednesday Lunch. Contact Donna Wagenaar 519.843.4754. Thursday Evenings at 7:30 pm. Convenors: Marg Hamilton and Paul Nielsen 519.846.8799. • Genealogy: NEW DAY Tuesdays at 12:30 pm. Bring your family history project to work on. Convenor: Margaret McCarney 519.846.0770. • Guitar Join our guitar group: “The Country Classics” on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm and bring an acoustic six-string guitar. Some basic guitar knowledge and chording is required. Volunteer instructor: Al Soligo 519.843.7528. • Hand and Foot Card Game Join us for this fun card game held Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Convenor: Karen Lindsay 519.843.3267 or Bernadette Geauvreau 519.843.7948 • Line Dancing Wednesdays afternoons from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Come out for fun and
exercise. Convenors: Anne & Ron Davidson. • Mah Jong Fridays at 9:30 am. A game of Chinese origin, played with small, attractive tiles. Both American and Chinese versions played. Not a serious group (yet) and the regular players welcome beginners. • Movie Afternoon Fridays at 1:00 pm we show great movies on a large screen. $2 member or $3 non-member to cover cost of refreshments which is a buildyour-own ice cream sundae after the show. Pick up the winter movie titles and description handout from the Centre. Movies subject to change based on availability. Note: Movie cancelled March 24. • Pickleball Combination of tennis, ping pong and badminton played on a badminton court with a 3 foot high net, lightweight paddles and plastic ball. Game is about shot placement and game strategy, not power or strength. We will teach you. Held at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex. Contact convenor: David Oxley 519.829.1806. • Poker Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm. We can teach you if you don’t know how to play. Contact convenor: David Pero 519.993.0324. • Quilting Group All are welcome. Group meets Mondays at 1:00 pm. No cost. Quilts made by the group are sold in the Centre’s Craft Shop yearround. All proceeds support the Centre. Contact Diane Thompson 519.787.4179 and June Wallsten 519.787.0496. • Rug-Hooking: Traditional Monday afternoons at 1:00 pm. All are invited to come for a creative,
social afternoon. Newcomers welcome. Contact the Centre. Group is looking for a volunteer convenor. • Scrabble Enjoy friendly competition and fun. Thursdays at 1:30 pm. Convenor: Pamela 519-846.0930. Group welcomes new players. Let us know if you prefer another day as the group is willing to change when they meet. • Shuffleboard Join us for fun, friendship and gentle exercise. Held on Mondays at 1:00 pm and also on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Beginners welcome. We will teach you the game. Monday Convenor: Blanche Todd 519.846.2294. Tuesday Convenor: Mary Barber 519.787.0232. • Spinning and Weaving Calling all spinners and weavers! We are looking to start up a weekly group. If interested, please contact the Centre. • Table Tennis It’s fun, non-competitive play. Exercise in disguise. Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm. We will teach you! All equipment supplied. Contact Convenor: Kathy Lund 226.383.7470. • Tap Dancing Join our fun tap dancing group. There are tap shoes to borrow or bring your own. We are looking for more tap shoes. Beginners welcome. $1 members or $2 non-members drop-in fee. Thursdays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am • Ukulele Band: Melody Makers Join us twice a week on Mondays at 2:00 pm (with the Choir) and Fridays at 1:00 pm. No musical experience needed. Will teach any beginner. Bring your own ukulele. Contact Ken McCorquodale 519.843.5066. • Walking Monday to Friday Mornings at 8:30 am meeting at the track in Victoria
Park; depending on weather and track conditions. No cost. All welcome. Walking poles available for use. Contact: Donna Wagenaar 519.843.4754. Monday afternoons at 1:30 pm including holiday Mondays; meeting at the Centre to explore a different area each week. No cost. All walking levels welcome. NOTE: Refer to Fitness Section of this Guide for more walking and fitness opportunities. • Winter Walking on the Tails NEW While the cycling group waits for spring, they decided they would walk the trails during the winter months on Wednesdays at 9:30 am. All welcome. Contact convenor Larry 519.843.4169 for where the group will be meeting and what trails they will walk. • Weight Management Support Group Friendly, weekly support group with confidential weigh-ins, recipe sharing, cooking suggestions and exercise ideas. Join us if you want to lose weight or maintain your current weight. Wednesdays at 9:15 am. • Wii Bowling Tuesdays at 1:30 pm. Gentle exercise, improves strength, balance, coordination and it is fun! Easy to do and requires no previous experience. Can be played seated in a chair. • Wood Carving Wednesdays at 1:00 pm to learn and share knowledge. Bring your own carving tools. $3 drop-in fee for centre members only and includes wood. Instructor: Paul Spedaliere 519.787.2593.
CENTRE SERVICES Weekly Wednesday Lunch Wednesdays at 12:00 noon. Includes: main course, vegetable, roll, salad
or juice, dessert, tea or coffee. Meet old friends or make new ones while enjoying a delicious lunch. 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 listed in monthly calendar. Reservations recommended as space is limited. We also host homemade fund-raising lunches and BBQâ€™s organized by VPSCâ€™s Program Committee. Refer to Special Events section in this Guide for dates. Garden Fresh Box A non-profit, affordable fresh produce buying service supporting local farmers. Organized by the Guelph Community Health Centre. Box content changes monthly depending on seasonal produce. To order, contact VPSC. Pay by the first Friday of the month. Pick up order on the third Wednesday at VPSC between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Bring grocery bags. Program runs year round. $20 large box or $15 small box. Cash only. New online ordering option for this service. Go to www.gardenfreshbox.ca for more details. Monthly Order Deadlines: January 6, February 3, March 3 Card Service Did you know the Centre sends out cards to members? If you know of a member who may be ill, recovering from an operation, requiring a sympathy card, etc. let us know at the Centre. Crafts for Sale Visit our lovely Craft Shop full of beautiful handmade items. All items made by our talented Craft and Quilting Group volunteers. Available for sale year round. Gift certificates available. You will find some wonderful homemade crafts and collectibles, including baby clothing, knitted sets, quilts, blankets,
sweaters, hats, mitts, scarves, and more. All proceeds support VPSC. Also puzzles for sale in the craft room. Monthly Email Update with Monthly Calendar We send monthly emails to keep you up-to-date on what is happening at VPSC. It includes the monthly calendar. To receive this please email firstname.lastname@example.org or pick up a copy of the monthly calendar at VPSC. Day-to-day programs, bus trips, special events, clinics and lunch menus are listed. Calendar is also available on the website www.centrewellington.ca. Library, Newspapers, Puzzles and Coffee Check out our collection of lending library books stocked by your generous donations. Come for coffee and browse through newspapers including the Toronto Star. We accept donations of current magazines for our coffee table. We have nine magazine subscriptions generously donated by Ward Hearing. Jigsaw puzzles are available to borrow or buy or try your hand at the on-going jigsaw puzzle at the Centre. Help yourself to any of the information pamphlets and government publications on a range of topics of interest to older adults. Volunteer Opportunities There are a number of volunteer positions available: reception, kitchen, foot clinics, special events, food preparation, activity leaders, committee volunteers. Share your expertise. We are always looking for innovative programming ideas and instructors to lead them. Volunteers who enjoy cooking are needed to help with our fundraising homemade lunches and special events. For more volunteering information contact Kelly Hall email@example.com or 519.846.9691 x278
WELLNESS CLINICS Blood Pressure Clinics FREE. Held the first Wednesday of the month from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Centre. A Registered Nurse will be at VPSC to check your blood pressure and provide information. No appointment needed. Simply drop in. Thanks to Heritage River Retirement Residence for sponsoring this program. Clinic Dates: January 4, February 1, March 1 CNIB Low Vision Clinic FREE. A CNIB Low Vision Specialist will be at Victoria Park Seniors Centre every other month - odd numbered months, on the third Tuesday morning. Please schedule appointment ahead of time by calling Ruby van Eeken, CNIB Low Vision Specialist 1.800.265.4127 x5164. Clinic Dates: January 17, March 21 Chair Massage Clinic Join specialized certified practitioner, Christine Brown, for a relaxing 10-minute chair massage. Reduce tension, stress, headaches, stiff necks, backaches, increase circulation. No removal of clothes and no lotions used. Call the Centre to book your appointment available the second and fourth Wednesday mornings 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Cost: $10 cash only. NOTE: Free chair massages available Friday, March 25, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at our Annual Active Living and Retirement Show held at the CW Sportsplex. Clinic Dates: January 11, January 25 February 8, February 22 March 8, March 22 Foot Care Clinics Have your feet assessed by a Registered Practical Nurse, certified in Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care. Includes cutting and filing toenails, reduction of corns and calluses,
moisturizing skin. Cost: $25 cash only. Call VPSC to book appointment. Bring a small towel. Veterans welcome, bring your Veterans’ Affairs card. Allow 24 hours if cancelling an appointment to give time to consult the waiting list. Tuesdays and NEW: Two Fridays a month 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Fascial Stretch Therapy (Private Stretch Therapy) A system of table based stretching that focuses on the fascia (connective tissue surrounding muscles and organs) and joint capsule. Benefits of stretching can include: improved posture, anti-aging, reduced risk of injuries, reduced pain, improved strength and decreased stress. Book your one-onone session and feel the difference. Service provided by Fascial Stretch Therapist, Kelly Offer. Half Hour $35 member, $40 non-member. Full Hour $60 member, $75 nonmember. Call the Centre to book your appointment. Cash or cheque only. NOTE: Try this service for free on Friday, March 24 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at our Annual Active Living and Retirement Show held at the CW Sportsplex. Clinics held weekly Tuesdays, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Fitness Assessments Every body is unique. Working one-on-one we will discover what exercises work best with your body. Whether you are trying to lose weight, suffer from chronic pain, have less than ideal posture or just want to find out what exercises you should and should not do. Book an appointment and let the learning begin. Will also help guide you in choosing fitness programs offered at the Centre. Service provided by Certified Personal Trainer, Kelly Offer. Half Hour $35 member, $40 nonmember. Full Hour $60 member, $75
non-member. Call the Centre to book your appointment. Cash or cheque only. Clinics held weekly Tuesdays 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Hearing Clinics and Seminars: Presented by the Canadian Hearing Society • Hearing Screening Clinic: March 31. Has your hearing changed? Meet one-on-one with a Canadian Hearing Society Hearing Care Counsellor. Or if you wear hearing aids, discuss questions about your aids. Book your ½ hour appointment at VPSC. FREE. • Hearing Seminar: My Hearing is not as Good as it Used to Be, Now What Do I Do? April 28, 9:00 am 12:30 pm. $5 (fee donated to CHS). Reflexology Deeply relaxing, reflexology works the reflex points in the feet that relate to different organs and areas of your body. Circulation is improved to facilitate balance within the body. Leave feeling relaxed and yet with a renewed energy. Service provided by Certified Reflexologist: Beryl Legacy. Call VPSC to book your appointment. Monday afternoons
BUS TRIPS We are always in the process of organizing new bus trips. Contact VPSC for updates. Register early to avoid disappointment of a soldout or cancelled trip. We need a minimum number registered, up to 4 weeks in advance, depending on venue. All trips depart from and return to VPSC on a luxury coach equipped with a washroom. Return times 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. All trips include luxury coach transportation, bus driver gratuity and HST. St. Patrick’s Day Kitchen Party Enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day performance at the Showplace Dinner Theatre in Kitchener including a buffet lunch. This high-energy show will have you singing, laughing and tapping your feet as you experience the intimacy and fun of a kitchen party. Featuring the Celts and other musical guests as well as Irish Dancers. Stop at Picard Peanuts, also Block Three Brewing Company for tastings after the show. Depart 10:30 am, return 5:30 pm. Friday, March 17 $98 member, $108 non-member Ripley’s Aquarium Due to overwhelming response, we have booked another trip to see Ripley’s Aquarium in downtown Toronto, depicting marine and freshwater habitats from around the world. View over 16,000 animals, including sharks, jellies, rays, and green sea turtles. Lunch at the Hot House Restaurant. Depart 9:30 am, return 5:30 pm. Thursday, April 13 $89 member, $99 non-member Wild Magic Lunch and Show Scenic drive through Niagara along the escarpment for incredible views of wineries and orchards. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and the performance at the Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls. As one of the world’s premier magicians, Greg Frewin brings a little bit of Las Vegas to the Falls with his dazzling magic show. Experience the mystery and art of illusion, featuring real tigers. Depart 9:00 am, return 5:00 pm. Wednesday, May 3 $88 member, $98 non-member Made in Canada: The Musical Famous People Players Celebrate Canada’s 150th with us!
Enjoy a wonderful performance that takes you on a musical journey from province to province. Don’t miss this all Canadian production. Includes a delicious lunch. Depart 10:00 am, return 4:30 pm. Thursday, June 15 $88 member, $98 non-member Toronto Blue Jays Game We are hoping to organize a bus trip to see a Blue Jays game in August. Please contact the Centre to let us know if you would be interested in attending.
FITNESS CLASSES Fitness Class Information 1) All participants must complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (Par-Q) to guide your participation and assist instructors in monitoring your progress. Those with certain medical conditions need to fill out a PARmed-X form in consultation with their doctor. Forms available at registration. Valid for one year. 2) It is recommended that your physician be consulted prior to the start of any activity. 3) Attend another fitness class within the same session to make up a missed class (space permitting excluding Evening Pilates). 4) Due to allergies, avoid wearing scents to class. 5) Bring indoor running shoes. 6) Our fitness instructors make every effort to modify exercises to suit individual needs. However, please find a class suitable for your physical needs rather than simply a convenient time. If unsure, consult with our fitness instructors. 7) All equipment supplied except yoga mats. FITNESS DISCOUNT: • Take 2 registered Fitness, Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation or Dance courses per week per person and save $5.
• Take 3 (see above) per week per person and save $10. Exclusions: Bone Fit, Beginner Fitness, Strength & Balance, Tap, Pilates for MS and Parkinson’s. NEW FITNESS SERVICES: 1) Private Fitness Assessments 2) Fascial Stretch Therapy (Refer to the Wellness Section). FITNESS DEMO DAY: FREE Friday, March 24 Held at the CW Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Ave, Fergus Visit VPSC’s Annual Active Living and Retirement Show at the Sportsplex to sample a variety of fitness programs. Participate in fitness classes, meet instructors and learn about the many fitness opportunities available to seniors. Schedule below. Thanks to our fitness instructors Karen Murtagh, Wendy Armstrong, Lianne Kaminski and Glenda Rose. 10:15 Chair Yoga 11:00 Fun and Fit 11:45 Total Muscle Conditioning 12:30 All Around Fitness All day: Fascial Stretch Therapy All day: Chair Massage TMC: Total Muscle Conditioning Using your own bodyweight and a variety of equipment such as stability balls, resistance tubes, gliders, hand weights, etc. As a further challenge some interval training will be included. All participants should be able to get up and down off the floor. Modifications can be made. All equipment supplied. Instructor: Wendy Armstrong. No class February 20. NOTE: Free demo class held Friday, March 24 at 11:45 am at our Annual Active Living and Retirement Show held at the CW Sportsplex. Mondays, 10:40 am to 11:25 am January 9 to March 27, 11 classes $60.50 member, $71.50 non-member
Strength Training An intermediate level class for those wishing to increase strength, balance and flexibility. All equipment supplied. Instructor: Kelly Offer. No class February 20. Mondays, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm January 9 to March 20, 10 classes $55 member, $65 non-member Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am January 3 to March 21, 12 classes $66 member, $78 non-member Thursdays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am January 5 to March 23, 12 classes $66 member, $78 non-member Thursdays, 10:20 am to 11:05 am January 5 to March 23, 12 classes $66 member, $78 non-member Move with Ease Do you notice that your body is stiffer and less flexible? This class is designed for those who want to increase flexibility and move with more ease during daily activities. We will use chairs, mats and various other tools to assist with stretching. No pain, all gain. Instructor: Kelly Offer. Note the new Monday class. No class February 20. Mondays, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm January 9 to March 20, 10 classes $55 member, $65 non-member Thursdays, 11:10 am to 11:55 am January 5 to March 23, 12 classes $66 member, $78 non-member Bone Fit Exercise program developed by Osteoporosis Canada and designed specifically for adults 50+ to help achieve good bone health and reduce risk of developing osteoporosis. Instructor Kelly Offer will guide you through exercises and provide information to help maintain
bone strength and prevent bone loss. Course fee partially offset with the assistance of a grant. No class February 20. Mondays, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm January 9 to March 20, 10 classes $20 member, $30 non-member
Assisted Post Rehab Pilates Programs. Class size limited to 6 participants. Tuesdays, 11:20 am to 12:05 pm January 3 to March 21, 12 classes $78 member, $90 non-member
Mondays, 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm January 9 to March 20, 10 classes $20 member, $30 non-member
Beginner Fitness Class This low impact beginner level class will focus on dynamic movement while introducing full body exercises. Perfect for those new to fitness. Instructor: Dr. Phil Lemire, Chiropractor with Optimum Integrative Health Centre. Class sponsored by Optimum Integrative Health Centre. A weekly donation to the Seniors Centre will be accepted at the door. Pre-register. Tuesdays, 11:45 am to 12:30 pm January 10 to March 14, 10 classes
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. Participants should be able to get up and down from the floor unassisted. Instructor: Kelly Offer. Tuesdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am January 3 to March 21, 12 classes $66 member, $78 non-member Pilates for Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis 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. Instructor: Kelly Offer. Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11:15 am January 3 to March 21, 12 classes $66 member, $78 non-member Post Rehab: Mobility and Stability Gentle range of motion exercises for flexibility and gentle strengthening exercises for stability. Small class size for more individual attention. Instructor Kelly Offer is a certified Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiologist, certified Pilates Instructor working towards a Post Rehab Exercise Specialist. She currently teaches Physiotherapy
Menâ€™s Fitness: Core Basics The focus of this class is to strengthen and condition the abs and back. Strength, flexibility and balance training will round out the program. Instructor: Wendy Armstrong. Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 9:45 am January 4 to March 22, 12 classes $66 member, $78 non-member All Around Fitness This beginner to intermediate level class includes cardiovascular fitness, strength and endurance, balance and flexibility. A variety of equipment will be used including stability balls. Instructor: Wendy Armstrong. NOTE: Free demo class held Friday, March 24 at 12:30 pm at our Annual Activity Living and Retirement Show held at the CW Sportsplex. Wednesdays, 9:50 am to 10:35 am January 4 to March 22, 12 classes $66 member, $78 non-member
FREE Trial Class: Pilates A chance to try out this class. See description below. Instructor: Kelly Offer. Pre-register. Wednesday, January 4 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Pilates Fundamentals In this beginner class we will cover the basics of Pilates, waking up the core stabilizing mechanisms as well as the basic body movements: squat, lunge, push, pull, twist, bend, gait. No previous experience required. Mats and props supplied. Instructor: Kelly Offer. Wednesdays, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm January 11 to March 22, 11 classes $154 member, $165 non-member Pilates for Performance In this intermediate to advanced level class we will incorporate the fundamentals and progress onto full body, compound movements involving the basic patterns of: squat, lunge, push, pull, twist, bend and gait. Everything you need for your daily activities and sports performance. Mats and props provided. Instructor: Kelly Offer. Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm January 11 to March 22, 11 classes $154 member, $165 non-member Power and Strength An advanced level program designed for the active adult. Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor unassisted. Use of various pieces of equipment to increase your current level of fitness to above average. Instructor: Kelly Offer. Thursdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am January 5 to March 23, 12 classes $66 member, $78 non-member Fun and Fit Fun, energizing exercises and games for the actively aging adult! Minimal
equipment used, maximizing your own body weight for resistance for a total body workout. Must have good mobility and be able to get up and down from the floor. Instructor: Lianne Kaminski. NOTE: Free demo class held Friday, March 24 at 11:00 am at our Annual Activity Living and Retirement Show held at the CW Sportsplex. Thursdays, 10:45 am to 11:30 am January 12 to March 23, 11 classes $60.50 member, $71.50 non-member Pilates for Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Designed for those with nervous system conditions such as MS or Parkinson’s. Classes progress according to participants’ capabilities and will be gentle and supportive for the whole body. Based on Pilates movements that builds strength, stability and balance, improve joint mobility and muscle elasticity. Thanks to instructor Kelly Offer for volunteering her time. Limited to 6 participants. Assistants welcome. A weekly donation to the Centre accepted at the door. Pre-register. Thursdays, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm January 5 to March 23 12 classes Low Impact Cardio and 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. Instructor: Lianne Kaminski. Fridays, 9:00 am to 9:45 am January 13 to March 24, 11 classes $60.50 member, $71.50 non-member Snowshoeing NEW Weather permitting, we are hoping to do some snowshoeing this winter in Victoria Park. If interested, please
let us know at the Centre and we will let you know when this will occur. Led by fitness instructor: Kelly Offer. Note: We are looking for snowshoes. If you would like to donate or let us borrow, please call the Centre. Thursdays, 1:00 pm (weather permitting) By donation Winter Walking on the Trails NEW While the cycling group waits for spring, they decided they would walk the trails during the winter months on Wednesdays at 9:30 am. All welcome. Contact convenor Larry 519.843.4169 for where the group will be meeting and what trails they will walk.
YOGA, MEDITATION, TAI CHI, AYURVEDA 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: Christina Graf. No class February 14 or March 14. Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 10:30 am January 10 to March 28, 10 classes $55 member, $65 non-member Intermediate Slow Style Yoga Slow down and breathe (no exclamation marks whatsoever). Revving up is ok if that is truly what you need BUT many of us really need a chance to slow down, pause and feel centered. This class is for that. Must be able to get up and down from the floor. Bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh.ca. No class February 20. (Note: This class previously called Slow and Strong Yoga). Mondays, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm January 9 to April 10, 13 classes
$110.50 member, $117 non-member Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 10:30 am January 11 to April 12, 14 classes $91 member, $98 non-member Yoga for Relaxation This class helps you unwind from your day with a focus on relaxation. Classes include warm-ups, standing and floor postures. A moderate class with modifications and choices for deepening poses will be offered. Instructor: Jill Davey. Bring yoga mat. No class February 20. Mondays, 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm January 9 to March 27, 11 classes $88 member, $93.50 non-member Gentle Slow Style Yoga NEW Gentle Yoga is great for those new to yoga but also for those who, like me, prefer a calmer style of yoga. Movement first to warm up the body and then postures are held for short periods only. A lot is done on the mat on the floor with some standing postures. You will be surprised how much the body responds with time and ease. Bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh.ca. Tuesdays, 9:35 am to 10:35 am January 10 to April 11, 14 classes $91 member, $98 non-member Chair Yoga: Tuesday NEW Chair yoga is a great way to enjoy all the benefits of developing flexibility and gaining strength through traditional yoga without having to get up and down from the floor. Standing postures with the aid of the chair and seated postures along with various breathing practices and a short seated meditation to end. Beginners and seasoned yogis welcome. Bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh.ca. NOTE: Free demo class held Friday, March 24 at 10:15 am at our Annual Activity Living
and Retirement Show held at the CW Sportsplex. Tuesdays, 10:45 am to 11:30 am January 10 to April 11, 14 classes $84 member, $91 non-member Deepening Dharma Vipassana Meditation class for students that have completed at least one Meditation for Beginners series with Jill. Chairs available for sitting. Instructor: Jill Davey. No class February 8 or 15. NOTE: If you are new to this class, please contact the Centre or the instructor prior to registration. Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 11:00 am January 11 to March 29, 10 classes $85 member, $90 non-member Meditation Cultivate the ability to wake up to life as it is unfolding. Foster greater clarity, skillfulness and peace of mind by awakening to present moment awareness. Experience the support of like-minded community as you begin or deepen your practice. There will be time for instructions, practice and questions. Please bring a journal or notebook to class. Suitable for experienced meditators. Instructor: Jill Davey. No class February 8 or 15. NOTE: If you are new to this class, please contact the Centre or the instructor prior to registration. Wednesdays, 11:10 am to 12:30 pm January 11 to March 29, 10 classes $85 member, $90 non-member Introduction to Meditation NEW No experience needed. This class is for the absolute beginner. Chairs available for sitting. Foster greater clarity, skillfulness and peace of mind by awakening to present moment awareness. Bring a journal or notebook. Instructor: Jill Davey. Wednesdays, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm January 11 to February 1, 4 classes $26 member, $28 non-member
Yoga for Healthy Joints Seated on a chair, we do a routine for joint mobility, including the spine. Ideal for those new to yoga and those who want to do the joints more specifically. Whether you are new to yoga or have done it for many years, this class will increase your range of motion and strength. Bring yoga mat. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh.ca. Wednesdays, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm January 11 to April 12, 14 classes $91 member, $98 non-member Thrive! A Health Series based on Ayurveda NEW Join us for this 12-week group series learning about and implementing new health habits to increase wellness and vitality. Lecture and discussion led by Karen Murtagh. Please note: book available from Karen at first class for $35. For more details www.karenmurtagh.ca. Wednesdays, 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm January 11 to March 29, 12 classes $96 member, $102 non-member Chair Yoga With the use of the chair for seated and standing postures, we will explore Hatha Yoga postures. Without the need to come to the floor, we can build strength and increase our flexibility. Yoga mat required. Instructor: Jill Davey. No class February 9 or 16. Thursdays, 9:30 am to 10:30 am January 12 to March 30, 10 classes $65 member, $70 non-member Yoga Fundamentals This moderate class incorporates lying, seated, kneeling and standing postures. Sun salutations will be done with a chair. Explore opening, breathing, stretching and strengthening in the context of mindfulness, community and joy. Instructor: Jill Davey. Yoga mat
required. No class February 9 or 16. Thursdays, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm January 12 to March 30, 10 classes $85 member, $90 non-member
DANCE FITNESS Belly Dance This fun beginner course covers four styles of dance: Oriental, Folklore, Fusion and Tribal. Come comfortably dressed. Instructor: Lise Stewart. No class February 20. Mondays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am January 9 to February 13, 6 classes $39 member, $45 non-member Mondays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am February 27 to April 3, 6 classes $39 member, $45 non-member Zumba Gold/Zumba Gold-Toning A combination of two amazing programs. Groove to invigorating, latin dance songs to increase your heart rate, and then focus on muscle conditioning using maracalike toning sticks. Instructor: Sarah Schleen, licensed Zumba Gold-Toning instructor. No class March 21. Tuesdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am January 3 to March 28, 12 classes $90 member, $102 non-member Zumba/Zumba-Toning A more advanced class. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness: cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. Instructor: Sarah Schleen, licensed Zumba and Zumba-Toning instructor. No class March 24. Fridays, 10:00 to 10:45 am January 6 to March 31, 12 classes $90 member, $102 non-member
Tap Dancing Join our fun tap dancing group. There are tap shoes to borrow or bring your own. We are looking for more tap shoes. Beginners welcome. $1 members or $2 non-members drop-in fee. Thursdays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY NOTE: It is highly recommended that you bring your own device for most computer classes. iPad How to download apps and install on your iPad. Create folders and get organized. Using gestures, browser, email and other tips. Bring your iPad. Instructor: Frank Irvine, the Computer Tutor. Monday, January 9 7:00 am to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member -orThursday, February 2 7:00 am to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Windows 10 Learn to navigate your way around Windows 10 screens. Let Spartan be your web browser and learn about virtual desktops. Find your settings and say goodbye to the annoying Charm Bar. Windows 10 must be installed on your device prior to class. Contact Instructor for assistance on upgrading to Windows 10 prior to class (additional fee may apply). Instructor: Frank Irvine, the Computer Tutor. Bring your Windows 10 laptop or tablet. Thursday, January 12 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member -orMonday, February 6 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member -or-
Thursday, March 16 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Facebook Create a personal profile, add friends, exchange messages, share pictures and discuss the important issue of privacy settings. Email account needed that you can access on the internet. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Friday, January 13 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm $25 member, $29 non-member -orFriday, March 3 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Photos and Your Computer Part 1: Getting Photos from Your Camera to Your Computer Getting photos from your camera and smartphone to your computer. Setting up folders to find your photos. Tagging photos to allow searching for them later. Instructor: Frank Irvine, the Computer Tutor. Bring a camera, smartphone or laptop. Monday, January 16 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Part 2: On-line Printing, Creating Personalized Photo Albums and Other Printed Material Create memorable photo albums or calendars. Learn how to print projects from websites such as Zehrs, Walmart or Shoppers. Instructor: Frank Irvine, the Computer Tutor. Monday, January 23 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Technology Help Having problems with a piece of electronics such as iPad, Tablet, Windows Laptop, Smartphone or iPhone, another device or computer programs? Bring it to the Senior
Centreâ€™s Computer Lab and get answers to your questions or help setting an item up. Classes are one on one with the instructor allowing you to focus on your specific needs. Instructor will contact you before class. Book your one hour appointment time: $25 member, $29 non-member. Instructor: Frank Irvine, the Computer Tutor. 2 appointment times available per date. Thursday, January 19 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member -orMonday, January 30 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member -orMonday February 13, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member -orMonday February 27 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member -orThursday, March 9 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member -orMonday, March 20 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member New Computer Know How: Software and Security Learn what software is on your computer and what it does. Understand your computer and its applications. Will include information on printers and security features. Mouse and keyboard experience needed. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Friday, January 27 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm $25 member, $29 non-member One-to-One Computer Assistance Just about everyone with a computer runs into problems. Donâ€™t struggle when there is help available. Sign up
for your one hour appointment time with instructor Corie Kelly, MOUS: Microsoft Office User Specialist. Saturday, January 28 $28 member, $32 non-member -orSaturday, March 11 $28 member, $32 non-member Tablets Navigating your device. Using settings, WIFI and APP installation. Email setup and use. Using the camera and connecting to your computer. Please note this class is for Android tablets meaning noniPAD and non-Windows tablets. Instructor: Frank Irvine, the Computer Tutor. Bring your tablet. Thursday, February 9 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Picture Perfect: Managing Your Digital Images This course will share practical strategies and techniques for managing and using digital images. Learn how to enhance and manage images, incorporate them into documents and projects, and share them via E-mail and Facebook. Instructor Corie Kelly, MOUS: Microsoft Office User Specialist. Saturday, February 11 9:00 am to 1:00 pm $44 member, $52 non-member E-readers and iPads Learn about e-readers and tablets, how to set them up, features available and how to use the library to find eBooks. Bring your tablet or e-reader if you have one. Instructor Corie Kelly, MOUS: Microsoft Office User Specialist. Saturday, February 11 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm $44 member, $52 non-member Computer Beginner Learn useful keyboard shortcuts. Access wireless connections and internet. Remove unwanted
software. How to find your photos, music and documents. If possible, bring your own laptop. Instructor: Frank Irvine, the Computer Tutor. Thursdays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm February 16 & 23, 2 classes $44 member, $52 non-member Social Networking Learn about social networking using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. You will need an e-mail account that you can access on the internet to sign up for these services. Instructor Corie Kelly, MOUS: Microsoft Office User Specialist. Saturday, March 18 9:00 am to 12:00 pm $44 member, $52 non-member Save My Files This course demonstrates how to save photos and files to CD, DVD, USB or other media. Instructor Corie Kelly, MOUS: Microsoft Office User Specialist. Note: This is a presentation style class. Saturday, March 18 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm $44 member, $52 non-member Internet Basics New to the internet? Tried going online but found it confusing? Learn to use an internet browser, search for websites and how to be safe online. Some mouse experience needed. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Friday, March 24 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm $25 member, $29 non-member
SPECIAL INTEREST 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:
Rencontrez des autres qui aimeraient bavarder et discuter les sujets variés. Volunteer Convenor: Michelle Roy firstname.lastname@example.org. Drop-in fee each class: $1 member, $2 non-member. Also listed in drop-in activities section. Tuesdays, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Watercolour: The Sky’s the Limit NEW Learn the basic theory and language using the colour wheel. Learn paper types, weights, types of brushes, different painting techniques. As a calligrapher, instructor Margaret McCarney will teach basic lettering to insert on paintings or cards. Bring supplies you have on hand to first class. If you have a picture you would like to do, bring that too. No class February 20. Mondays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am January 9 to March 20, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member FUNdamentals of Watercolour: Beginner In just two lessons you will have produced a beautiful watercolour. All you need is a few simple supplies and a desire to learn. Join this fun class. We are all born artists. Instructor: Jim O’Haire. Supply list available at registration. Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am January 10 to March 14, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member FUNdamentals of Drawing: Intermediate and Advanced Continue to build on your drawing skills in this more advanced class. Instructor: Jim O’Haire. Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am January 11 to March 15, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member
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FUNdamentals of Watercolour: Intermediate and Advanced Continue to build on your watercolour skills in this more advanced class. Instructor: Jim Oâ€™Haire. Fridays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am January 13 to March 17, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member Acrylic Painting: Free Trial NEW Chance to try out this new art course. Instructor: Roxanne Matamoros. Supply list available at registration or supplies can be purchased from instructor $20. Even though this course is no charge, please pre-register. All levels welcome. Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm January 12 to January 26, 3 classes, No Charge Acrylic Painting NEW Learn the fundamentals of acrylic painting including stroke types, techniques and form. Instructor: Roxanne Matamoros. Supply list available at registration or supplies can be purchased from instructor $20. All levels welcome. Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm February 2 to April 6, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member Writing Your Family Stories Do you have a legacy of story to share with the next generation? Perhaps there is a season in your life to explore just for you. Maybe this is the time to give voice to those family or personal stories. Instructor Donna Mann is an award-winning author of historical and biographical fiction and non-fiction. Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am January 17 to March 7, 8 classes $30 member, $38 non-member Grief Support Group NEW We are looking into starting up a grief
support group. Interested? Please let us know at the Centre. Contact the Centre How to Play Chess NEW Chess has delighted players for 1500 years. Easy to learn, accessible to people of all ages, and promises a lifetime of pleasure and fun. Studies show chess improves concentration and keeps older minds sharp. These four introductory lessons will take you from complete beginner to understanding basic tactics, and give you confidence to participate and enjoy the chess sessions offered weekly at the Centre (both daytime and evening). Come on, make your first move! Volunteer instructor: Brian Cameron. Tuesdays, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm January 24 to February 14, 4 classes $8 member, $16 non-member Chess: Daytime Drop-in NEW Join us weekly for a fun and challenging time playing chess on Tuesdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. All welcome. Drop-in. Convenor: Brian Cameron email: mister. email@example.com. Begins: Tuesday, January 24 How Do Bridge Players Take More Tricks? Why do some people always win? Learn new bidding ideas and how new skills will improve your results. Instructor: Don McNiven. Fridays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm January 27 to March 17, 8 classes $39 member, $45 non-member Beginner Bridge Learn the lifetime game or refresh your skills if you have not played in a long time. Join instructor Don McNiven in a fun, relaxed teaching approach. Fridays, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm January 27 to March 17,
8 classes $39 member, $45 non-member Rubber Stamping and Card Making Workshop Beginner to advanced stampers will enjoy this fun, hands-on cardmaking 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. Monday, February 6 9:30 am $3 member, $5 non-member Self Publishing This course covers options a new author has for self publishing. Learn: What are the actual options? Vanity? Total self publishing or self publishing with help (a little or a lot). What programs to use, formatting, cover options, where to find outside help, information regarding making your books available on Amazon, tax help and what you need to know, print or digital? Knowing what the options are will help a new author take the appropriate steps to getting that book finally published. Instructor/ author: Marilyn Kleiber, Sun Dragon Press. Bring a bag lunch. Saturday, February 11 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 1 class $83 member, $89 non-member Advanced Writing Tips In this course we will examine and improve your use of: point-ofview, tenses, active versus passive narration, plus adverbs, adjectives and all that jazz. Also, the use of quotation marks. Perfect opportunity for the beginning writer to jumpstart a writing career, or for the experienced writer to take their writing to the next step. Instructor/ author: Marilyn Kleiber, Sun Dragon Press. Bring a bag lunch. Saturday, March 4 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 1 class $83 member, $89 non-member
55 Alive: Mature Driver Improvement Course A driver refresher classroom course by the Canada Safety Council to help mature drivers improve driving skills. Learn about current rules of the road, how to operate your vehicle safely in todayâ€™s driving environment and some adjustments to common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Gain more confidence. Instructor: Susan Stamm, Certified Professional Driving Instructor. Cost includes workbook and Driver Improvement Certificate issued by Canadian Safety Council. Register one week in advance. Bring a bag lunch. Friday, March 10, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm $49 member, $58 non-member
SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS NOTE: Even though payment is not required ahead of time for seminars and workshops, please pre-register or book an appointment in advance. Payment accepted at the door. Lowering your Cholesterol Naturally 39% of Canadians have unhealthy levels of cholesterol. It does not have to be this way! Learn with Dr. Nicole Bobala ND, Naturopathic Doctor of Shift Family Health Centre how you can improve your cholesterol status safely and naturally. Friday, January 13 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member The Modern History of the Small(er) Celtic Lands In this lecture, Kevin explores the modern history of Cornwall and the Isle of Man, and asks if their historical cultural distinctiveness is manifested and marketed in novel ways. 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. Monday, January 16 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Mindful Eating Workshop There are so many factors that influence our eating habits and behaviours often leading us to overeat or make poor food choices. Join in-store dietitian Kelly on an interactive tour as she discusses some of the factors that may cause us to overeat and some strategies to overcome them. Pre-register at VPSC. Registered individuals will meet Kelly at the customer service desk at Zehrs Markets Fergus (800 Tower St., S). No charge. Friday, January 20 10:30 am to 11:30 am Sudoku Fun Want to learn how to do this puzzle that so many people seem to be doing these days? Maybe you cannot get beyond the easy or intermediate level? Learn tips to solve puzzles quickly, without mistakes. This puzzle is not math-based: anyone can do it. Great for exercising the brain. Thanks to volunteer Bud Fauteux for leading these monthly sessions. Held on Fridays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. $1 member or $3 non-member. January 20, February 17, March 17 Chronic Disease and Treatment Options Presenter, Marg Gollinger, DSHM, will discuss health, the nature of chronic disease and treatment options. We will discuss conditions of aging such as arthritis, memory problems, hearing, vision, respiratory complaints, heart ailments or any issue you are interested in. For an individual appointment call Marg 519.846.5574.
Friday, January 20 at 10:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Brain Boosters The Who, What, When, Were, Why and How of boosting brain health. Please come and find out how you can maintain, or improve, your brain health. January is Alzheimer Awareness Month so join us for this informative session presented by Robin Smart, Education Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. Monday, January 23 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Financial Seminar: Managing Your Wealth Learn more about valuable and proven strategies to manage wealth and taxation including: income splitting, tax-planned wills, trusts, and insurance planning. Presented by Lucian Vermeulen, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Monday, January 23 at 11:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Lunch and Tour: Heritage River Retirement Residence Drive on your own or take the Seniors Transit Bus departing from the Seniors Centre at 11:30 am, returning you to the Centre at 2:15 pm. Enjoy complimentary lunch at 12:00 pm and guided facility tour. Held the last Wednesday of the month. Pre-register at the Seniors Centre. Your choice of dates: January 25, February 22 March 29 Attracting Butterflies and Bees in the Garden Topics: How to keep bees and butterflies in your garden, how garden design can affect bees and butterflies, beneficial insects in the garden. Presented by Marie Paxton, Canopy Farms Landscaping. Donâ€™t miss her next two gardening talks held February 24 and March 17.
Friday, January 27 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member
Monday, February 6 at 11:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member
Solo Travel Doesn’t mean a single supplement and dinner alone anymore. Please join me for an informal presentation and conversation on the many options to travel solo and have the experience you want. It can be a wonderful option without the dreaded single supplement or dinner alone. Presented by Diane Cook, CTM, ACM, Travel Advisor, VAST Specialist, TPI - Travel Professionals International. Monday, January 30 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member
Gluten-Free Cooking with Sherry Sherry is back! Join us for this delicious and nutritious cooking demonstration with volunteers Sherry and Rosie. Includes other allergies such as dairy, peanut, GMO. Sample new recipes and flavours. Be sure to register ahead. Thursday, February 9 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member
How to Manage Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting one in 10 Canadian adults. It is more prevalent in women than men across all ages and people of any age can get it, but it is more common as we age. There is currently no cure. However, there are options can help reduce risk, relieve pain and improve function. Join us for an informative talk on managing pain of osteoarthritis and treatment options available. Presented by Jagdeep Singh, Pharmacist at Guardian Pharmacy, Fergus. Monday, January 30 at 11:30 am No charge Travel Presentation: Test your Travel and Geography Knowledge A fun and interactive travel and trivia presentation all about famous landmarks and different types of travel themes. Guest speakers are Stephanie from Flight Centre Associates and Jared from Collette Vacations. There will be prizes and a chance to win $500 towards your next Collette Vacation. Learn about five different styles of travel, such as faith based, river cruising, small group tours etc.
Sparkle for Valentine’s Be a special valentine and sparkle with Mary Kay makeup tips and satin hands. See new colours and also sparkly accessories with Fifth Avenue Collection. Find out what jewellery suits your face shape. Join Karen Simoneau, Mary Kay representative for this fun session. Friday, February 10 10:00 am to 12:00 pm $1 member, $3 non-member Become Slow Cooker Savvy Join Zehrs In-Store Dietitian and re-discover the convenience (and delicious flavour!) that comes with slow cooking. This interactive tour will highlight ingredients that can be used in slow cooker recipes, how to select meats best suited for slow cooking, and tips for maximizing the convenience (while minimizing the effort!) of your meals. Tasty recipes will be provided! Pre-register at VPSC. Registered individuals will meet Kelly at the customer service desk at Zehrs Markets Fergus (800 Tower St., S). No charge. Friday, February 17 10:30 am to 11:30 am Beneficial Insects and Disease Prevention in the Garden Topics: How to identify the good from the bad insects in your garden, why some are beneficial. Steps to prevent disease and what to do to combat problems. Presented by Marie
Paxton, Canopy Farms Landscaping. Don’t miss her next gardening talk held March 17. Friday, February 24 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Healthy Digestion Do you suffer from abdominal bloating, acid reflux, or any other digestive ailment such as IBS? Then this seminar is for you! Dr. Nicole Bobala ND, Naturopathic Doctor at Shift Family Health Centre, will be discussing how common digestive concerns can be alleviated with diet, lifestyle, and supplementation. Monday, February 27 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Hypertension High blood pressure, or hypertension, is often called the “silent killer” as many people do not realize that they are affected. This presentation will provide an overview of the causes of hypertension and its long-term risk of complications. A focus will be given to non-drug measures to control high blood pressure. The discussion will also cover the main drug treatments. Blood pressure measurements can be taken if requested. Presented by Jagdeep Singh, Pharmacist at Guardian Pharmacy, Fergus. Monday, February 27 at 11:30 am No charge Mental Health for Seniors Join Angela Heeley from the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington for a talk about seniors and mental health. Learn why mental health is just as important as physical health. Topics include a general overview of mental health, how to enhance your well-being and how to recognize signs of distress and get help. Friday, March 3 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Estate Administration Taxes Back by popular demand! Join in a discussion about the new Estate
Administration Taxes (EAT) and the new executor responsibilities. Review how the new rules may impact an estate and some ways to legitimately avoid the EAT and some of the myths and truths about the legislation. There will also be a discussion on what happens if you die without a will or a will that is void (ie. remarry and previous will is void). Note for previous attendees: this talk will be kept updated on information as it evolves. Presented by Dan Allen, CFP, MFA, EPC, Financial Advisor, Manulife Securities. Monday, March 6 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Salad in a Jar Workshop Join Zehrs in-store dietitian for this interactive workshop and learn how make salad in a jar! This session will include discussion on how to build a healthy salad, how to make your own salad dressing and participants will make their very own salad to go! Pre-register at VPSC. Registered individuals will meet Kelly at the customer service desk at Zehrs Markets Fergus (800 Tower St., S). No charge. (Note: This session is not in an accessible space, participants will be required to walk up stairs). Friday March 10 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Monday, March 20 at 11:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Aging Safely in the New Millennium Did you know that financial abuse is the most commonly reported abuse among older adults? What are the top three things you need to know before moving in with family and friends? What two things should you have to protect your finances? How do con artists target older adults? On-line dating: what do I need to know about that? Presented by Sheila Schuehlein, Elder Abuse Ontario. Held at VPSC’s Active Living and Retirement Show at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus. All welcome. Friday, March 24 at 10:30 am No charge
Colour in Your Garden Topics: Plant choice for colour, planting for blooms for all season long, lasting colour using shrubs. Presented by Marie Paxton, Canopy Farms Landscaping. Friday, March 17, 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member
Overview of Ontario’s Estate Administration Tax: Ministry of Finance How much do you know about Ontario’s Estate Administration Tax (EAT)? Are you aware of the recent changes to the legislation, the new filing requirements and common misconceptions people have about EAT? Why not increase your EAT knowledge by attending this popular seminar? Presented by Jeremy Bertrand, Tax Advisory Specialist, Ministry of Finance. Held at VPSC’s Active Living and Retirement Show at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus. All welcome. Friday, March 24 at 11:45 am No charge
Making Your Money Last: Ten Principles for Living in Retirement A systematic process to develop and maintain a strategy for managing income throughout retirement. Presented by Lucian Vermeulen, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones.
Safe Travelling Tips Learn about the top safety tips when travelling. Presented by Teresa Lirette with Great Canadian Holidays & Coaches. Held at VPSC’s Active Living and Retirement Show at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus.
All welcome. Friday, March 24 at 11:45 am No charge Dementia Friendly Communities Please join us to find out what a dementia-friendly community is, and how you can be involved. Our new Blue Umbrella project is focused on helping business and services serve their clients with dementia, and on helping people living with dementia on connecting to those businesses. Presented by Robin Smart, Education Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. Held at VPSC’s Active Living and Retirement Show at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus. All welcome. Friday, March 24 at 1:00 pm No charge Estate Planning Strategies An estate plan is so much more than a will. Often put off as a complicated matter for a later date, having an estate plan in place can help to preserve assets for your heirs, settle your estate quickly and tax efficiently and reduce the burden on family. Learn more about the components of estate planning and how it can play an important role in your overall financial plan. Presented by Michael Appleton, Investment Specialist FMA, Scotiabank and Lee Villar, Wolfe, Smith & Forster LLP. Monday, March 27 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Diabetic Foot Care Foot problems are very common in people with diabetes and can lead to serious complications. Learn how diabetes affects your feet and what you can do to keep them healthy. Know the signs of potential problems, why and how to prevent and manage, plus tips to avoid foot issues and steps you can take to maintain healthy feet. Presented by Jagdeep Singh, Pharmacist at
Guardian Pharmacy, Fergus. Monday, March 27 at 11:30 am No charge Coin and Stamp Appraisal Clinic Many of us have stamp or coin collections put away in a box. Do you ever wonder about its value? Have it viewed and appraised. Book an appointment prior to the clinic by calling the Centre. Thanks to volunteer Richard Stewart for running this clinic. $1 members or $3 nonmembers. Tuesday, March 28 Appointments 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Our Lives and Our ‘Stuff’: Sorting it Out! Are crowded cupboards, an overstuffed basement or paperwork piles overwhelming to you? Perhaps it’s time to deal with it all, for your peace of mind, to free up some space, or clear the way for moving to a smaller residence. This workshop offers strategies for deciding what to keep, and how to organize it and tips for dealing with the rest. Presented by Kathy MacLean, of Fresh Focus Organizing. Friday, March 31 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Hearing Screening Clinic The Canadian Hearing Society presents free hearing screening clinics for older adults. Meet one-onone with Hearing Care Counsellor, Mary Young. Receive your results immediately. If you wear hearing aids, discuss questions about your current aids. Book your ½ hour appointment by calling the Seniors Centre. Friday, March 31 Appointments: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm My Hearing is Not as Good as it Used to Be, Now What Do I do? Join in a morning workshop to deal positively with changes in your hearing. Topics: dealing with hearing changes, hearing assessment, hearing aids, communication
strategies, assistive living devices, community supports. Presented by the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS). Cost $5 donated to CHS. Friday, April 28 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Learn to Play Bid Euchre Learn how to play this interesting card game in just one session. Euchre knowledge is needed. Volunteer instructor: Andrea Corner. If you would like to learn to play euchre or would like to arrange an alternate day to learn bid euchre please contact the Centre. Tuesday, April 25 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member
SPECIAL EVENTS Homemade Lunches Lunch is served every Wednesday at 12:00 pm. On some Wednesdays, we host homemade fundraising lunches prepared by Program Committee volunteers. Dates below. Full menus in monthly calendar. $8 members, $9 non-members unless otherwise stated. Reservations recommended. All proceeds support the Centre. January 18 Turkey Soup January 25 Robbie Burns $12 member, $14 non-member February 1 Homemade Chili February 8 Valentine Cranberry Chicken $10 members, $12 non-member February 22 Pork Lunch March 15 St. Patrick’s Day Stew $10 member, $12 non-member New Members’ Talk and Tour Discover new activities and opportunities at Victoria Park Seniors Centre to make the most of your retirement years. Take a tour, enjoy refreshments and learn about programs and services available to you. Sessions held monthly at 10:00 am. See dates below. Or contact the Centre to schedule a tour anytime. January 9, February 13 or March 13
Robbie Burns Lunch Join us for a special homemade lunch at the Centre to celebrate Robbie Burns’ birthday, born Jan. 25, 1759 near Ayr, Scotland. Regarded as Scotland’s national poet, he is most famous for writing the words to Auld Lang Syne. Menu includes traditional Scottish fare: meat pie, mushy peas, neeps and tatties, caramel raisin pudding and haggis (carried into the room led by a piper in full dress with Burns’ “Address to a Haggis” given). Reserve your seat. Thanks to VPSC Program Committee for organizing this fundraising lunch. Wednesday, January 25 12:00 pm $12 member, $14 non-member Valentine Tea Dance Celebrate Valentine’s at the Centre! Dance music provided by The Melody Makers. Enjoy refreshments. All welcome to join in the fun. Donations appreciated at the door. Spot dance prizes to be won. No partner needed. Thanks to the Melody Makers for organizing this event. Friday, February 10 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm By donation at the door ACTIVE LIVING and RETIREMENT SHOW Friday, March 24 10:00 am-2:00 pm Centre Wellington Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus Free admission Visit VPSC’s 10th annual one-day event and see the 50+ exhibitor booths for services available to older adults from a variety of organizations: health, financial, travel, recreation, support services, volunteering and more. Learn about opportunities for older adults in our community. Grab bags to the first 150 people. FREE: chair massages, fascial stretching, light refreshments, fitness classes, seminars and more. Schedule below: 10:15 am Chair Yoga
10:30 am Seminar: Aging Safely in the New Millennium 11:00 am Fun and Fit 11:45 am Total Muscle Conditioning 11:45 am Seminar: Overview of Ontario’s Estate Administration Tax by the Ministry of Finance 11:45 am Seminar: Safe Travelling Tips 12:30 pm All Around Fitness 1:00 pm Seminar: Dementia Friendly Communities All day: Chair Massages All day: Fascial Stretching Wii Bowl for Kids Sake Just to let you know this annual event has been scheduled in April, from February. Join in a fun morning of Wii Bowling at the Seniors Centre while raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington. Sign up for your 1 hour timeslot (as an individual or a team of 4) at the Seniors Centre, then come to the Centre with your minimum donation of $10 or collect pledges. All money supports local children who are mentored through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington. If you would like to practice, join the weekly Wii Bowling drop-in group at the Centre held Tuesdays at 1:30 pm. Friday, April 21, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm (book your timeslot) $10 donation or collect pledges
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Please call 519.846.9691 x278 • Reception Enjoy dealing with the public, able to do a four hour shift, lift up to eight pounds.
• Special Events Volunteers needed to help with food preparation, planning and organization, set up and clean up.
• Program Committee This committee plans and organizes special event fundraisers for the Centre. Meet monthly on the first Monday of the month at 10:15 am.
• Cooking for a Crowd! Need volunteers who love to cook to help with fundraising lunches.
• Foot Care Clinic Assist the nurse with light administrative duties including phone calls, appointments, handle cash, receipts, greeting clients. WANTED: YOUR 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 with us. NEW PROGRAMS From time to time we add new programs or bus trips that are not included in this Guide. Refer to the monthly calendar for new programs offered or contact the Centre anytime for updates. MOVED? Have you moved, changed your email or any of your contact numbers? Please advise the Centre to keep records up-to-date. REFUNDS: Did you know that if you pay by
• Dishwasher Looking for volunteers to do dishes for Wednesday lunches on a rotating schedule. Includes complimentary lunch. • Bingo Caller Needed Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 2:30pm credit or debit we can refund directly to the card should the course be cancelled? Consider using a credit or debit card when registering. No more waiting for a cheque in the mail. Allow up to 4 weeks to process cheque refunds. See page 11 for all refund policies. ERRORS: While precautions are taken to ensure correct information, sometimes mistakes are made. If an error occurs in this publication, the computer registration system will be taken as the correct information. CANCELLATIONS: All classes subject to cancellation with insufficient registration. If cancelled due to low enrolment, you will receive a full refund or you can transfer to another class. Early registration is recommended to avoid cancellations.
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