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Centre Wellington T H E AT R E • F I T N E S S • AQ UAT I C S • S E N I O R S

Spring/Summer Registration begins March 14

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Spring/ Summer

Contents

Centre Wellington Community Guide Spring/Summer 18

COMMUNITY:

Community Contact List Centre Wellington Events Fergus Grand Theatre

FITNESS:

Fitness Classes Weight Room AQUATICS: Register Online How to register Registration Form Program Reminders for Spring and Summer Swimming Lesson information General Pool Information Swimming Supervision Requirements Admission prices and Admission policy Swim Descriptions Pool Swim Schedule - Spring 2018 Aquafit Schedule - Spring 2018 Pool Swim Schedule - Summer 2018 Aquafit Schedule - Summer 2018 Lesson Descriptions (preschool) Red Cross Program Structure (kids ages 5-13) Swimming Lesson Schedule - Spring 2018 Swimming Lesson Schedule - Summer 2018 Additional Aquatics Programs Introductory Livesaving Courses Advanced Leadership

ADULT/SENIORS:

Victoria Park Seniors Centre Programs

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Community CONTACTS Help

Ambulance 843.5909 Animal Control, Guelph Humane Society 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

General Info

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

Arts and Culture

CW Children’s Drama, Lindsay Miller CW Music Together, P. Wilson CW Singers, Linda Chestnut CW Youth Band, Brent Rowan Elora Arts Council, Barb Lee Elora Cataract Trail, Raymond Soucy Elora Centre for the Arts

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Elora Comm. Theatre, Deb Stanson 496.6481 Elora Festival and Singers 846.0331 Elora and Salem Horticulture, Dudley Foster 824.7867 Elora Writers Festival. Roxanne Beales 843.4391 Fergus Brass Band, Jean Trask 846.5130 Fall Fair Board, Wendy Wittaker 856.9621 Fergus Grand Theater 846.9691 x200 Fergus Horticultural, Kathy Bouma 843.7703 Fergus Pipe Band, Jean Trask 846.5130 Fergus Scottish Festival 787.0099 Glee Musical Theater, Anne Thomson-King 519.787.0245 Grand Celtic Pipe Band, C. MacDonald 787.0191 Grinder Productions, Eric Goudie 843.7942 Kindermusik 843.3517 Music for Young Children 843.3517 Neighbour Woods, Toni Ellis 846.0841 On the Spot Production, David Tanner, L.Bailey 843.2288 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

Club and Lodges 846.2563 787.1384 843.5140 846.0841 846.9691 x903 846.9691 x385 846.9691 x903 226.383.3000 846.5681 843.1730 846.0190 843.1180 846.0918

787.7082 519.341.4658 843.3880 823.8893 846.0556 843.7703 846.9698

Belwood Car Club, Laurie Bullock 416.453.8627 Belwood Hall (for bookings) 846.9691 x326 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 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 846.9480 Opti-Mrs., Rose Shaw 843.4192

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Order of Eastern Star, Muriel Brown 787.0054 Probus Club of CW., Dean Percy 846.5965 Rotary Club of CW., David Golem 226.369.0380 Rotary Club of Fergus Elora, Leanne Iravani 787.5425 Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 229 846.9611 Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 275 843.2345 Scouts Canada, Fergus, D. McPherson 843.6310 Scouts Canada, Elora, Shawn Jones 766.3467 Scouts Canada, Belwood, J. Vines 787.0560 Spark of Brilliance, P. McCulloch 843.5742 The Door Youth Centre 787.0925 Victoria Park Seniors Centre 846.9691 x204 Women’s Institute, Doreen Ecclestone 843.1998

Support Services

Big Brothers and Sister of Centre Wellington 787.0106 Block Parents, Elora – call OPP Block Parents, Fergus – call OPP Cancer Society Support Services 939.3333 C.W. Community Foundations, R.Soucy 888.713.4083 Centre Wellington Food Bank 787.1401 Community Resources of N. and C. Wellington 843.7000 Community Mental Health 843.6191 Continuing Education 836.7280 Family and Children Services 824.2410 Hospice Wellington 836.3921 Meals on Wheels 323.2330 Senior Transit, Brian Bielby 843.5662 Senior Transit, Bus Rental 843.1711 Stroke Recovery Canada, Barbara Moore 1.866.380.0758 x263 Welcome Wagon, Rita Olejko 226.500.0799

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 843.3246 Baton Club, Krista DiStasi 994.0639 Basketball (men’s) Doug Warran 846.1063 Basketball-CW Celtics, Blake Cudmore 787.2963 Beach Volleyball, Tom Woods 846.2474 Bears Cheerleading 226.971.1614 Belwood Sailing Club, Margaret Hull 821.9972 Bushido Martial Arts, S. Champagne 993.6367 C.W. Ball Hockey, J. Ranahan 994.0500 C.W. Martial Arts Academy, C. Mulligan 843.6580 Curling Club, Elora 846.0440 Curling Club, Fergus 843.2641 Cycling Club, Nick Bachinski 787.0441 Fergus Model Flyers 829.3809 Fergus Tennis Club 787.7003 Field Lacrosse, Ben Hayne 846.5648 Fitness Kickboxing Fergus, J. Watson 837.5904 Football, Chris Brown 787.0554 Friends of the Grand, L. McGratton 843.3102 G.R. Girls Hockey, Jon Jeffries 400.1873 In-door Soccer 843.3360 In-Line Hockey, Doug Wagenaar 843.1246 Kayak Club, Wayne Donison 400.0858 Lawn Bowling Club-Elora Rocks, Doreen Cook 846.2492 Men’s 3 Pitch, Fergus, D. Parkinson 843.5923 Minor Hockey CW., Christine Cook 846.2407 Minor Lacrosse, CW, Rodney Golds 843.9918 Minor Ball, Alma, Josh Blenkiron 846.1077 Minor Ball, CW, Robin Larkin 647.938.4663 Minor Softball, Ponsonby, Pat Kurtz 836.8466 Pickle Ball, David Oxley 829.1806 Ponsonby Rec. Club, Shirley Obergan 846.8113 Racquets Club 846.9910 Ringette, Bruce Parkin 843.1278 Rugby Club, Joe Bowley 994.1137 Skating Club, Fergus, Evelyn Brown 787.0567 Skating Club, Elora, Cathi 226.820.1116 Snowmobile Club Inc, Angela Ackroyd 846.8417 Soccer, F.E.D.S. Chris Slack 843.3360 Special Olympics, Ron Heiple 822.3192 Synchronized Skating, Krista Frazer 843.4498 Swim Team, Angela Klein 787.2122

Please note: If contact information is incorrect please call 519.846.9691 x321

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Community EVENTS March 12-16

March Break Day Camp Program C.W. Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

March 17

Free Public Swim to the first 40 kids, Sponsor: Hollie Sowinski, Remax C.W. Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

March 18

C.W. Seedy Saturday Elora, Salem and Fergus Horticultural Society Victoria Park Sr. Centre

March 23

Check out www.centrewellington.ca for more local event listings.

March 31

Easter Egg Hunt by Elora Preschool Bissell Park, Elora 10:00 am to 12:00 pm www.elorapreschool.ca

March 31

Hippity Hop, sponsored by BIA Downtown Fergus 10:00 am to 12:00 pm www.downtownfergus.com

April 5

C.W. Blood Donor Clinic Elora Community Centre www.blood.ca

April 6

April 14 and 15

Elora Vintage and Antique Show Elora Community Centre www.antiqueshowscanada.com

April 17

C.W. Blood Donor Clinic C.W. Community Sportsplex www.blood.ca

April 20 and 21

Let it Bleed, A Rolling Stone Murder Mystery Grand River Raceway www.grandriverraceway.com

April 21

National Tartan Day Concert, 8:00 pm Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

Free Public Swim to the first 40 kids Sponsor: Hollie Sowinski, Remax C.W. Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

April 7

April 20 – 22

Bro Show Fundraiser Fergus Legion www.ralphbasset.com

Free Public Swim to the first 40 kids Sponsor: Newdon Industries C.W Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

March 24

April 8

April 20 – 28

Victoria Park Senior Centre Retirement Show C.W. Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

March 23

Elora Skating Club Carnival 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Elora Community Centre www.eloraskatingclub.com

March 25

Fergus Skating Club Ice Show, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm C.W. Community Sportsplex www.fergussc.uplifterinc.com

National Tartan Day Downtown Fergus www.downtownfergus.com

April 8

C.W. Equine Show and Sale C.W. Community Sportsplex www.cwequinetradeshows.com

April 12

Cherry Blossom - Craft Show Elora Community Centre

Spring Town Hall In partnership with C of C Victoria Park Sr. Centre www.centrewellington.ca

March 27

April 14

March 25

C.W. Blood Donor Clinic C.W. Community Sportsplex www.blood.ca

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Guelph & District Kennel Club Dog Show C.W. Community Sportsplex www.ckc.ca

Let it Bleed, A Rolling Stone Murder Mystery Grand River Raceway www.grandriverraceway.com

April 27

Soldiers of Song: A Tribute To the Dumbells, 8:00 pm Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

April 28

Motown Gold, 8:00 pm Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

Fergus Tennis Club 10:00 am to 2:00pm Open House and Registration www.fergustennisclub.ca

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April 29

Grand Taste Sponsor: C.W. Rotary Grand River Raceway www.centrewellingtonrotary.ca

May 4 – 6

Elora Festival Book Sale Elora Curling Club www.elorafestival.ca

May 4 – 6

Spring Rain Weekend Irish Art, Music, Dance & Language Fergus and Belwood spring_rain@email.com

May 5

Free Public Swim to the first 40 kids Sponsor: Newdon Industries C.W. Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

May 6

OMEGA Miniature Show C.W. Community Sportsplex www.omegaminimakers.weebly.com

May 6

Elora Writers' Festival Wellington County Museum and Archives www.elorawritersfestival.blogshot.ca

May 9 – 11

Fergus Lions Home Show C.W. Community Sportsplex www.ferguslionsclub.org

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May 12

29th Spring Plant Sale 8:00 am to 10:30 am Elora and Salem Horticultural Society Old Salem School House (opposite Salem Esso)

May 17

Sensational Elora Film on a Plate Gorge Cinema, Elora www.sensationalelora.com

June 2

Free Public Swim to the first 40 kids Sponsor: Newdon Industries C.W. Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

June 3

Elora en Plein Air Various locations Elora www.elorapleinair.ca

Shimano Take a Kid Fishing Day Belwood Lake Conservation Area www.grandriver.ca

May 19

June 6 – 8

Free Public Swim to the first 40 kids Sponsor: Hollie Sowinski, Remax C.W. Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships Elora and Fergus www.flyfishingcanada.net

May 26

June 7 – 9

Rotary Spring Gala C.W. Community Sportsplex www.clubrunner.ca

Grand Quilt Guild Quilt Display C.W. Community Sportsplex

May 26

June 16

Skyburst Elora Hosted by Elora Lions Club Grand River Raceway www.eloralions.org

Doors Open Elora and Fergus www.doorsopenontario.on.ca

May 26

Insights - Juried art exhibition Wellington County Museum www.insightsart.ca

Belwood Lions Pike Derby Belwood Lake Convers. Area www.belwoodlions.org

May 27

Food Cycle Ride Elora Public School start www.foodcycleride.ca

May 12

May 29

C.W. Blood Donor Clinic C.W. Community Sportsplex www.blood.ca

June 1 – 3

Halton Hills Rams Lacrosse Tournament C.W. Community Sportsplex

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Historical Automobile Society C.W. Community Sportsplex www.historical-automobile-society.ca

May 17 – 20

Fergus Curling Club Fish Fry C.W. Community Sportsplex

Fergus Horticultural Best Bloomin’ Plant Sale, 8:00 am to 11:00 am C.W. Community Sportsplex www.gardenontario.org

June 1 – 3

June 20 – Sep 1

June 22 – 24

Scott Gerrie Lacrosse Tournament C.W. Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

June 24

Fergus Horticultural Society Garden Tour Five Gardens 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm www.gardenontario.org

July 1

Canada Day Celebrations Fergus Dominion Day Elora www.elorafergus.ca

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July 4 – Aug 29

Twilight at Templin Free concerts every Wednesday evening www.twilightattemplin.com

July 4 – Aug 29

Simple Pleasures for the Summer Weekly themed events 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Wellington County Museum www.wellington.ca

July 5

C.W. Blood Donor Clinic Elora Community Centre www.blood.ca

July 6

Annual Wiener Dog Races Grand River Raceway 6:30 pm www.grandriverraceway.com

July 6 – 15

Elora Community Theatre Shakespeare in the Park Bissel Park, Elora www.eloracommunitytheatre.com

July 7

Western Ontario Region Pony Club Show C.W. Community Sportsplex

July 7

F.E.D.S. Special Needs Soccer Tour. Victoria Park, Fergus www.fedssoccer.ca

July 7

Free Public Swim to the first 40 kids Sponsor: Newdon Industries C.W Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

July 7 and 8

Black Sheep Festival of Contemporary Textile Arts (formerly Art in the Yard) Elora Centre for the Arts www.eloracentreforthearts.ca

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July 13 – 29

Aug 17 – 19

June 19

Aug 21

July 28

Aug 24 – 25

The Elora Festival A Celebration in Song www.elorafestival.ca

C.W. Blood Donor Clinic C.W. Community Sportsplex www.blood.ca

Medieval Faire Downtown Fergus 11:00 am to 6:00 pm www.downtownfergus.com

July 31

C.W. Blood Donor Clinic C.W. Community Sportsplex www.blood.ca

Aug 4

Free Public Swim to the first 40 kids Sponsor: Newdon Industries C.W Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

Aug 4

Sensational Elora Film on a Plate Gorge Cinema, Elora www.sensationalelora.com

Aug 6

Industry Day Grand River Raceway www.grandriverraceway.com

Aug 9

Pipes, Plaid & Pageantry Parade Downtown Fergus, 7:30 pm www.fergusscottishfestival.com

Aug 10 and 11

Fergus Scottish Festival Downtown www.downtownfergus.com

Aug 10 – 12

Fergus Scottish Festival C.W. Community Sportsplex www.fergusscottishfestival.com

Riverfest Elora Bissell Park, Elora www.riverfestelora.com

C.W. Blood Donor Clinic C.W. Community Sportsplex www.blood.ca

Truck & Tractor Pull Grand River Raceway www.grandriveragsociety.com

Aug 26

Antique and Classic Car Show Wellington County Museum www.wellington.ca

Aug 26

Tri-Kids Triathlon C.W. Community Sportsplex www.trikids.ca

Getthien ! e d i u G To advertise in the fall edition of the Centre Wellington Community Guide contact:

Bruce Parkin 519.846.9691 x321 bparkin@ centrewellington.ca www.centrewellington.ca


Township of Centre Wellington HOW TO REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS Registration policies REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 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. https://ca.apm. activecommunities.com/ centrewellington

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. 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. 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 senior’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.

Due to credit card company compliance we are no longer accepting payments via mail or fax.

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Township of Centre TownshipWellington of Centre Wellington REGISTRATION FORM PART A: Family Information - please print clearly Adult Last Name:

Adult First Name: Apt#

Address City

Registration Form

Postal Code

Home Phone #

Email

Cell Phone #

Bus. Phone #

Participant Medical Conditions

Emergency Contact Name

Home Phone #

Cell Phone #

Relationship

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

Start Date

Time

Fee

Program Name

Start Date

Time

Fee

2. PARTICIPANT Last Name

First Name

Program Name

Start Date

Time

Fee

Program Name

Start Date

Time

Fee

3. PARTICIPANT Last Name

First Name

Program Name

Start Date

Time

Fee

Program Name

Start Date

Time

Fee

Birth Date mm/dd/yr

Birth Date mm/dd/yr

Sex M/F

Sex M/F

PART D: Waiver Disclaimer: Cash

Cheque

Debit

MasterCard

Visa

Personal Information provided on this form is by the Township of Wellington Centre Wellington Cheques collected payable to:Township of Centre under the authority of the Municipal Act hereby release the Centre Wellington Parks and Card # hereby release the Centre Wellington Parks & Recreation Department from all damages arising from for the purpose of registration in the parks Recreation Department from all damages arising from any accidents or injury which is caused by or arises and recreation program with the township. any accidents or injury which is caused by or arises from participation of the applicant hereon or during any Questions relating to the collection use and from participation of the applicant hereon or during any program or in any facility where a program is being held. disclosure of this personal information may be program or in any facility where a program is being CVC: Expiry Date Total: $ I understand there is a $45 fee for NSF cheques addressed to the Manager of Programs and held. I understand there is a $45 fee for NSF cheques and credit card payments. A $20 administration Events Services at 550 Belsyde Ave. Fergus or and credit card payments. A $20 administration fee fee will be applied to refunds requested. will be applied to refunds requested. 519.846.9691 x321 Card Holders Name (please print) I, _________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian's Signature:

Signature:

Date:

Cancellation Policy: A minimum $20.00 or 15%fee administration apply to all cancellations. No cancellations are within Cancellation Policy: A $20.00ofadministration will apply tofeeallwill cancellations. No cancellations are accepted accepted within 1 week course start date. 1 week of course startofdate.

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AQUATICS | Pool Information Program Reminders for the spring and summer: We’d like to highlight some recent program updates for the winter. Please look through the aquatic section for more details.

Personal Assistant for Leisure Activities (PAL) Card A “PAL” card is available to people with a disability who require assistance to attend Township of Centre Wellington Recreation programs. The “PAL” card is issued to the person with the disability and allows him or her to be accompanied by a friend, relative, support worker, etc., as their support person who participates as an attendant at no additional cost. A support person can be a different person each time but he/she will help the person with a disability with tasks related to communication, mobility, personal care or medical needs, or with access to goods or services. We will continue to admit caregivers volunteering their time to help a person with special needs to our programs free of charge. If you would like to apply for a PAL card to use in neighboring municipalities an application form is available to fill out. There are certain eligibility requirements that must be met to obtain a PAL Card. Application forms are available from the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave, Fergus ON N1M 3T9, or by contacting Community Services at 519.846.9691 ext 321

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Therapy Swims

Cancellations

This program will be offered in the Spring from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This program will not be offered in the summer, but will continue in the fall.

Adult Leisure Swim on Thursdays from 10:45 am to11:45 am will not be offered during the spring and summer sessions. We will be offering an Adult Leisure Swim on Wednesdays from 10:45 am to 11:45 am in the spring session

Lane Swim Changes In the spring session our morning lane swims on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday’s are from 6:30 am to 1:00 pm. Please note that from 8:45 am to 11:45 am only 1 lane of the pool will be dedicated to lane swimming while other programs run in the rest of the pool. Lane Swim on Thursday mornings from 8:45 am to 11:45 am will not run in the spring. This swim will resume in September. Lane swim on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 am to 11:45 am will be discontinued effective May 22 for May, June, July and August. This swim will resume in September.

Swimming Lessons The Red Cross swim program includes “Swim with clothes” components to lessons to make swimmers more prepared in case of an unexpected fall into water. During our 6th and final lessons all swimmers are reminded to wear clothes over top of their bathing suits. The following clothing is recommended. Preschool 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.

During the summer, our morning lane swims (Monday through Friday) from 8:45 am to 11:45 am do not run. These times will be offered again in September. Lanes will be available for swimming 7 days a week all summer from 11:45 am to 3:55 pm

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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. In order to offer a wide range of lesson times we often combine our Swim Kids 7/8/9 & 10 swimming levels in one class. This spring we are programming some of these lessons with a smaller range of levels. Swim Kids 7/8 classes and Swim Kids 9/10 classes will run separately at the following times: Sundays, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Mondays, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesdays, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Deck Supervisor 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.

Cancelled Classes

Missed 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, or is full. 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.

If you miss a scheduled lesson we are unable to make them up.

Change Rooms

Swim Lesson Progressions

Children 6 years of age and older must use gender specific change rooms, or the family change room.

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.

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.

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$402.75 s One Year: 3 for detail See page 1

Transfers You can transfer classes prior to the start of the third lesson if there is space available.

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

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, parent and tot). The cost is $402.75 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 as well. 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.

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)

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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 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. Hollie Sowinski Remax Public Swim will provide free admission to the first 40 children and youth entering the 2:00-3:55 pm public swim on the third Saturday of each month.

Gift ideas Looking for gift ideas? Why not purchase swim tickets or passes for Aquatic programs? Inquire by phone 519.846.9691 x 903.

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 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Call the Supervisor of Aquatic Services at 519.846.9691 x 321 for more information.

Spectators Spectators are welcome to watch from the Aquatic Viewing Gallery. Viewing lessons from the pool deck is not permitted.

Photos / Videos Patrons wishing to use video cameras or other photographic devices during registered or supervised Township programs, including camera phones and 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.

Strollers Due to their size, and the possibility of restricting change room exits, unattended strollers are to be left outside of the change rooms. Strollers are not to be on the pool deck. We apologize for the inconvenience, however we need to ensure all exits and the pool deck are maintained free of obstructions in case an evacuation is required.

Summer Swim Pass Valid July and August Family: $112.60 Youth, Child: $45.05

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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

Age 6-9

Swim Test Criteria

May not be admitted to the swimming pool unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian 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

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

Front swim 6 meters, tread water 20 seconds, front swim 12 meters, tread water 20 seconds, front swim 6 meters. 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 and to determine competency to use the deep area of the pool.

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

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

Age 10+

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 behavior or impulses and require direct supervision.

Swim Test Cards Patrons that have successfully completed the swim test will receive a “Swim Test Card�. 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.

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AQUATICS | Pool Information Swimming Admittance Swim admission prices: Infant (up to 12 months): FREE

Aquafit admission prices:

Child (1-5 years) One Time: $2.30 10 Swim Tickets: $16.85

Adult (18-55 years) One Time: $7.85 10 Tickets Pass: $72.75

Youth (6-17 years) One Time: $3.35 10 Swim Tickets: $27.80

Senior (55 + years) One Time: $7.05 10 Tickets: $65.00

Adult (18-55 years) One Time: $4.85 10 Swim Tickets: $41.35

Aquafit membership:

Senior (55 + years) One Time: $4.45 10 Swim Tickets: $34.65 Family (max 4 people, additional members $1.50) One Time: $10.20 10 Swim Tickets: $91.80

Swim membership: Adult (18-55 years) 6 Months: $277.70 One Year: $384.95 Senior (55 + years) 6 Months: $234.80 One Year: $320.05 Family Swim Pass One Year: $402.75 (2 adults, 4 children) Valid for all Swims (Lane, Public, Family, Adult Leisure, Special Needs and Parent & Tot, swims.

Adult (18-55 years) 6 Months: $369.55 One Year: $650.55 Senior (55 + years) 6 Months: $302.10 One Year: $562.35 Fees include HST. Patrons with a Swim or Aquafit Membership receive a 3 month locker rental FREE. (Deposit still applies) Please note lockers are available to rent on a monthly basis. A $20 refundable deposit is required. Lockers are $5.50/month. Memberships can be purchased for shorter time frames, (1, 2, 3, 4 month periods). Please inquire at the Sportsplex for costs.

Summer Swim Pass

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-swimmers to parent 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 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.

Valid July and August Family: $112.60 Youth, Child: $45.05

Personal Assistant for Leisure Activities (PAL) Card A “PAL� card is available to people with a disability who require assistance to attend recreation programs. These cards can be used in surrounding municipalities including Guelph; Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. For details see page 11.

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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 continue to run in the remainder of the pool. Get in shape by swimming and join the “In motion” Swim Challenge! For more details ask our staff at the Sportsplex! Deep Water Running Two lanes in the main pool will be dedicated to deep water running. Enjoy the physical benefits of running without the impact on your joints. This is not an instructed program. Water Walking The shallow area of the pool is open for water walking. Enjoy the physical benefits of walking without the impact on your joints. This is not an instructed program. Public Swim Come enjoy time in the pool. All the pools and the waterslide are open. A lane will be designated for those wanting to swim lengths. Admission policy is in effect for all swims. *Friday evenings the waterslide will be closing at 7:30 pm* Parent and Tot Swim Parents or caregivers can come and swim with their children in our leisure pool. Children are to be accompanied by an adult. These swims are combined with our Special Needs Swims. Please note, during some morning swims the leisure pool may be shared with our Diaperfit program for 15 minutes of the swim.

Adult Leisure Swim Adults can come to enjoy “unstructured” swimming in the main pool. Two lanes are designated for those wanting to swim lengths. The Whirlpool is available for these swims. Family Swim Come enjoy time in the pool as a family. All the pools are open, the waterslide will open at 2:00 pm. Children are to be accompanied by an adult. A lane will be designated for those wanting to swim lengths. The last 2 hours of these swims will be combined with public swimming. Special Needs Swim Adults, seniors, and children are welcome. Any caregiver volunteering their time to help a person with special needs is admitted free (1 caregiver per person). These swims are combined with parent and tot swims and take place in our leisure pool, which is maintained at 33.5 degrees (92F). Please note, during morning swims the leisure pool may be shared with other aquatic programs for short periods of time. The Main pool will be availabe on Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 1:55 pm 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, Movement Enhancement and Rehabiliation Aquafit programs for instruction.

Spring 2018 These swim times will be in effect from Monday April 16 until Thursday June 28 2018. Our admission policy is in effect for all swims.

Please make note of these additional schedule changes: School Board PA Days: Friday April 27, Friday June 8, and Friday June 29 the afternoon Adult Leisure, Parent and Tot Swim (2:00 pm to 3:30 pm) will be combined with a Public Swim. The slide will be closed. March Break: Monday March 12 to Friday March 16 there will be Public Swimming from 2:00 pm to 3:55 pm every day. The Waterslide will close at 3:00 pm. There will be an Adult Leisure swim on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Newdon Public Swims: On the first Saturday of each month the first 40 children and youth will be admitted free of charge to the 2:00 pm to 3:55 pm public swim, courtesy of Newdon Industries ltd. (April 7, May 5, June 2) Hollie Sowinski Remax Swims: On the third Saturday of each month the first 40 children and youth will be admitted free of charge to the 2:00 pm to 3:55 pm public swim, courtesy of Hollie Sowinski. (April 21, May 19, June 16) Schedule Changes: Saturday June 23 the Lane Swim and the Parent & Tot / Special needs swim from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm will be cancelled for a Swim Meet. Closures: Monday May 21 (Victoria Day), the Aquatic Centre will be closed.

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AQUATICS | Pool Swim Schedule MONDAY: 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 8:45-9:30 PM

Lane Swim:

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

Deep Water Running: 10:45-11:45 AM Shallow Water Walking: 9:45-10:45 AM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-12:55 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 Therapy Swim:

2:00-3:30 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

Parent and Tot Swim: 10:00-12:00 PM Special Needs Swim: 10:00-12:00 PM

Spring 2018

WEDNESDAY:

FRIDAY:

Whirlpool:

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: 12:00-1:00 PM 2:00-3:30 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 2:00-3:30 PM Special Needs Swim: 12:00-1:00 PM 2:00-3:30 PM

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

Lane Swim: 6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 8:00-8:45 PM 8:45-9:30 PM Deep Water Running: 10:45-11:45 AM Shallow Water Walking: 9:45-11:45 AM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 10:45-11:45 AM 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

THURSDAY: Whirlpool:

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

Lane Swim:

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

Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM 5:00-7:55 PM Special Needs Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM 5:00-7:55 PM

Therapy Swim:

2:00-3:30 PM

SATURDAY: Whirlpool:

11:45-3:55 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:

1:00-3:55 PM

Special Needs Swim: 11:45-1:00 PM

SUNDAY: Whirlpool:

11:45-3:55 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:

1:00-3:55 PM

Special Needs Swim: 11:45-1:00 PM

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AQUATICS | Aquafit Schedule Aquafit Descriptions

(Classes geared to adults 18 years+): General Aquafit Use the resistance of water to assist in a quality low impact workout. The option of deep water aquafit will be made available to those interested in it. Deep Water Aquafit Enjoy the benefits of an aquafit workout with no impact on joints. Floatation belts are provided, comfort in deep water is required. Rehabilitation Aquafit These classes, taught in our warm leisure pool can assist with recovery, increase flexibility and range of motion much faster and with less stress on the body than a typical post rehabilitation exercise class. Arthritis Aquafit This class is specifically designed for those dealing with Arthritis. These classes are taught in our warm 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 exercises to help maintain and improving your mobility and flexibility. Diaperfit A pre registered aquafit class designed for parents and their babies (children must have established neck support). The first 30 minutes is an Aquafit class in the main pool for the parent. (Babies float in a specailly designed boat beside their parent). The last 15 minutes is spent in the leisure pool and is a structured parent and tot class. Pre registration is required.

Spring 2018

MONDAY:

THURSDAY:

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 Movement Enhancement: 1:00-1:45 PM

TUESDAY: General Aquafit: 8:45-9:30 AM 8:00-8:45 PM Deep Water Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Arthritis Aquafit: 1:00-1:45 PM 7:00-7:45 PM

Deep Water Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Arthritis Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM 10:00-10:45 AM

FRIDAY: General Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM Deep Water Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Rehabilitation Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Arthritis Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM Movement Enhancement: 1:00-1:45 PM

WEDNESDAY: General Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM Deep Water Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Rehabilitation Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Arthritis Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM Movement Enhancement: 1:00-1:45 PM

These Aquafit times will be in effect from Monday April 16 through Friday June 29th. All Classes are led by Certified instructors. Pre registered Aquafit classes are listed below. Classes cancelled: Monday May 21 (Victoria Day)

PRE-REGISTERED AQUAFIT - Spring 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 am to 11:45 am April 23 to June 25 (9 Classes) Cancelled: May 21 Cost: $81.40 Thursday, 11:00 am to 11:45 am April 19 to June 14 (9 Classes) Cost: $81.40

Friday, 11:15 am to 12:00 pm April 20 to June 15 (9 Classes) Cost: $81.40 Arthritis Aquafit Friday, 11:00 am to 11:45 am April 20 to June 22 (10 Classes) Adult: $72.75 Senior: $65.00

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AQUATICS | Pool Swim Schedule MONDAY: Whirlpool: Lane Swim:

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

Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 1:00-2:00 PM Special Needs Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM

WEDNESDAY:

FRIDAY:

Whirlpool:

Whirlpool:

6:30-8:45 AM 11:45-3:55 PM 8:45-9:30 PM

Lane Swim:

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

Public Swim:

2:00-3:55 PM

Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 1:00-2:00 PM Special Needs Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM

THURSDAY: TUESDAY: Whirlpool:

11:45-12:55 PM 1:45-3:55 PM 8:45-9:30 PM

Lane Swim:

11:45-12:55 PM 12:55-3:55 PM 8:00-9:30 PM 8:45-9:30 PM

Public Swim:

2:00-3:55 PM

Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM Special Needs Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM

Summer 2018 6:30-8:45 AM 11:45-3:55 PM 6:30-7:55 PM

Lane Swim:

6:30-8:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 12:55-3:55 PM 6:30-7:55 PM

Public Swim:

2:00-3:55 PM 6:30-7:55 PM

Parent and Tot Swim: 11:45-12:55 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 1:00-2:00 PM Special Needs Swim: 11:45-12:55 PM

SATURDAY: Whirlpool:

11:45-3:55 PM

Whirlpool:

11:45-12:55 PM 1:45-3:55 PM 8:45-9:30 PM

Lane Swim:

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

Lane Swim:

11:45-12:55 PM 12:55-3:55 PM 8:00-9:30 PM 8:45-9:30 PM

Public Swim:

2:00-3:55 PM

Parent and Tot Swim: 11:45-1:00 PM

Public Swim:

2:00-3:55 PM

Family Swim:

1:05-3:55 PM

Special Needs Swim: 11:45-1:00 PM

Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM 5:00-7:55 PM

SUNDAY: Whirlpool:

11:45-3:55 PM

Special Needs Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM 5:00-7:55 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:

1:05-3:55 PM

Special Needs Swim: 11:45-1:00 PM

For Lane Swims in BOLD, the pool is shared with other programs. At least 1 lane will be available for swimming lengths. For Public Swims in BOLD, the water slide will close at 3:00 pm. The area at the bottom of the slide will be available for swimming.

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Summer 2018

AQUATICS | Aquafit Schedule Summer 2018

These swim times will be in effect from Friday June 29 through Sunday September 2 2018. Our admission policy is in effect for all swims.

MONDAY:

THURSDAY:

Please make note of these additional schedule changes:

General Aquafit: 8:45-9:30 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

Newdon Public Swims: On the first Saturday of each month the first 40 youth and children are admitted free of charge to the 2:00 pm to 3:55 pm Public Swim, courtesy of Newdon Industries LTD. (July 7, August 4) Hollie Sowinski Remax Swims: On the third Saturday of each month the first 40 children and youth will be admitted free of charge to the 2:00 pm to 3:55 pm public swim, courtesy of Hollie Sowinski. (July 21, August 18) Schedule Changes: Sunday August 26 the Aquatic Centre will be closed until 2:00 pm (Parent & Tot, Special needs swim, Lane Swim and Family Swim will be cancelled for a swim competition). Public Swimming will still be offered from 2:00 pm to 3:55 pm. Holiday Hours: Sunday July 1 (Canada Day) and Monday August 6 (Civic Holiday). Lane Swim, Parent & Tot / Special needs swims from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm, Family Swim 1:05 pm to 3:55 pm; Public Swim 2:00 pm to 3:55 pm. Closures: The Aquatic Centre will be closed on August 11, 12 (Scottish Festival). Cancellations: Friday August 10, the Evening Public Swim, and Lane Swim (6:30 pm to 8:00 pm) will be cancelled.

Arthritis Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM 10:00-10:45 AM Movement Enhancement 1:00-1:45 PM

TUESDAY: 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

FRIDAY: General Aquafit: 8:45-9:30 AM Deep Water Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM

Deep Water Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM

Rehabilitation Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM

Arthritis Aquafit: 1:00-1:45 PM 7:00-7:45 PM

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

WEDNESDAY: General Aquafit: 8:45-9:30 AM Deep Water Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Rehabilitation Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Arthritis Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM Movement Enhancement: 1:00-1:45 PM

These Aquafit times are in effect from Monday July 2 - Friday August 31. All Pre-registered classes are free to those with Aquafit Memberships! Registration is required. Please make note of these additional schedule changes: Cancellations / Closures: Monday August 6

PRE-REGISTERED AQUAFIT - Summer 2018 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 on side. Diaperfit Tuesday, 11:00 am to 11:45 am July 3 to August 28 (9 Classes) Cost: $81.40 Wednesday, 11:00 am to 11:45 am July 4 to August 29 (9 Classes) Cost: $81.40

Arthritis Aquafit Friday, 11:00 am to 11:45 am June 29 to August 31 (10 Classes) Adult: $72.75 Senior: $65.00

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AQUATICS | Swimming Preschool STARFISH (4-12 months) $73.60 Babies and caregivers experience buoyancy, movement, submersion (optional),songs and play. DUCK

(12-24 months) $73.60 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) $73.60 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) $73.60 Care givers participate in the class at the start of the program. As the session progresses, care givers will transition out of the pool and observe the class from the viewing gallery. Skills include assisted floats, glides, front swim, basic kick and a 1m distance swim.

SEA OTTER

(3-5 years) $81.40 Swimmers further develop basic floats, and glides, opening eyes underwater and a 1m distance swim. Caregivers observe from the viewing gallery.

SALAMANDER

(3-5 years) $81.40 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.

SUNFISH

(3-6 years) $81.40 Swimmers will complete a 5m distance swim, work on kicking and glides independently, float in deep water and swim with a PFD.

CROCODILE

(3-6 years) $81.40 Swimmers develop front and back glides, front and back swim, begin using rhythmic breathing, jump into deep water, and complete a 10m distance swim.

WHALE

(3-6 years) $81.40 Swimmers increase distance for front and back glides, and front and back swim. Swimmers learn sitting dives and will be able to swim 15m continuously upon completion.

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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

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AQUATICS | Swimming Ages 5-13 RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 1 - $81.40 (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 - $81.40

(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 - $81.40

(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 dives, and complete a 15m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 4 - $81.40 (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 - $81.40 (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

LEVEL 6 - $81.40

(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. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS

LEVEL 7 - $89.20

(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 - $89.20

(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 - $89.20

(5+ years) Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (100m), elementary backstroke and refine their breaststroke. Swimmers learn sidestroke kick, perform head-first surface dives and complete a distance swim of 400m.

RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 10 - $89.20 (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.

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 (NL) (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)

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AQUATICS | Swimming Lessons

Spring 2018

Spring Schedule MONDAY:

TUESDAY:

WEDNESDAY:

Private Lessons: 4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 7:15-7:45 PM Starfish: 6:30-7:00 PM

Adapted Aquatics: 4:00-4:30 PM

Adapted Aquatics: 4:00-4:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 5:30-6:00 PM

April 23- June 25 Cancellations: May 21

Duck: 5:30-6:00 PM Sea Turtle:

6:00-6:30 PM

Otter:

5:00-5:30 PM 6:45-7:15 PM

Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 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

Rookie Patrol:

6:00-7:00 PM

Ranger Patrol:

6:00-7:00 PM

Star Patrol:

6:00-7:00 PM

April 17- June 12 Cancellations: None

Private Lessons: 4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 5:30-6:00 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

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 Starfish: 6:30-7:00 PM

Sea Turtle:

5:30-6:00 PM

Otter:

5:00-5:30 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:

PM

5:00-6:00

Swimming levels will be combined

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April 18 - June 13 Cancellations: None

Duck:

6:00-6:30 PM

Sea Turtle:

5:30-6:00 PM

Otter:

4:30-5:00 PM 5:00-5:30 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 6:30-7:15 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

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AQUATICS | Swimming Lessons

Spring 2018

Spring Schedule THURSDAY:

FRIDAY:

SATURDAY:

Adapted Aquatics: 5:30-6:00 PM

Adapted Aquatics: 5:00-5:30 PM

Adapted Aquatics: 9:00-9:30 AM

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

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

Otter:

5:00-5:30 PM

Starfish: 5:00-5:30 PM

Private Lessons: 9:00-9:30 AM 9:30-10:00 AM 10:00-10:30 AM 10:30-11:00 AM 11:00-11:30 AM 4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM

Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 3:00-3:45 PM 3:45-4:30 PM 4:30-5:15 PM 5:15-6:00 PM

Duck: 4:30-5:00 PM

Starfish: 11:00-11:30 AM

Sea Turtle:

5:30-6:00 PM

Duck: 9:00-9:30 AM

Otter:

4:00-4:30 PM 6:00-6:30 PM

Sea Turtle:

Aqua Adults:

Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM

April 19 - June 14 Cancellations: None

April 20 - June 15 Cancellations: None

3:05-3:50 PM

Did you know? We have a SUMMER SWIM PASS? See page 13 for details

Swim Kids 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:

April 21- June 16 Cancellations: None

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

See page 10

for Sunday schedule

9:00-9:30 AM 10:30-11:00 AM

Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM 4:15-5:00 PM Swim Kids 9:30-10:15 AM 1, 2, 3, 4: 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM 4:15-5:00 PM Swim Kids 5, 6: 9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM

for registration information

See page 25

Otter:

9:00-9:30 AM

Swimming levels will be combined

Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:

9:30-10:30 AM

Rookie Patrol: 10:30-11:30 AM Ranger Patrol: 10:30-11:30 AM Star Patrol:

10:30-11:30 AM

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AQUATICS | Swimming Lessons Spring Schedule

Summer 2018

Summer Schedule (once a week)

SUNDAY:

MONDAY:

TUESDAY:

Adapted Aquatics: 6:30-7:00 PM 7:30-8:00 PM

Adapted Aquatics: 4:00-4:30 PM

Private Lessons: 9:00-9:30 AM 9:30-10:00 AM 10:00-10:30 AM 10:30-11:00 AM 11:00-11:30 AM

April 22 - June 17 Cancellations: None

July 2 - Aug 27 8 Lessons Cancellations: Aug. 6

Private Lessons:

4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 4:45-5:15 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 7:15-7:45 PM 7:30-8:00 PM

Starfish:

6:00-6:30 PM

Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 5:00-5:45 PM 5:45-6:30 PM 6:30-7:15 PM

Duck:

6:00-6:30 PM

Sea Turtle:

6:30-7:00 PM

Otter:

5:30-6:00 PM

Swim Kids 5:00-5:45 PM 1, 2, 3, 4: 5:45-6:30 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM

Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM

Private Lessons:

5:30-6:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM 6:15-6:45 PM 6:45-7:15 PM 7:00-7:30 PM 7:30-8:00 PM

Starfish:

5:00-5:30 PM

Duck: 5:45-6:15 PM Sea Turtle:

6:00-6:30 PM

Otter:

6:30-7:00 PM

Swim Kids 5, 6:

5:00-5:45 PM 7:15-8:00 PM

Swim Kids 7, 8, 9 10:

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

Rookie Patrol:

6:30-7:30 PM

Ranger Patrol:

6:30-7:30 PM

Star Patrol:

6:30-7:30 PM

Aqua Teens:

7:15-8:00 PM

Aqua Adults:

7:15-8:00 PM

Bronze Star:

5:00-6:30 PM

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Swim Kids 4:00-4:45 PM 1, 2, 3, 4: 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM

July 3 - Aug 28 9 Lessons Cancellations: None

Starfish: 10:30-11:00 AM 6:00-6:30 PM Duck: 10:00-10:30 AM 6:30-7:00 PM Sea Turtle: Otter:

9:00-9:30 AM 9:30-10:00 AM

Did you know? We have Public Swims: Friday 6:30-8:00 Saturday & Sunday 2:00-4:00 All year long!

Swim Kids 5, 6: 4:00-4:45 PM 6:30-7:15 PM Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:

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

Rookie Patrol:

5:00-6:00 PM

Ranger Patrol:

5:00-6:00 PM

Star Patrol:

5:00-6:00 PM

Swimming levels will be combined

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AQUATICS | Swimming Lessons

Summer 2018

Summer Schedule (once a week) WEDNESDAY:

THURSDAY:

SATURDAY:

Adapted Aquatics: 4:00-4:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 7:30-8:00 PM

Private Lessons: 8:30-9:00 AM 9:00-9:30 AM 9:30-10:00 AM

Adapted Aquatics: 9:30-10:00 AM

July 4 - Aug 29 9 lessons Cancellations: None

Private Lessons:

July 5 - Aug 30 9 lessons Cancellations: None

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

Starfish: 1:00-1:30 PM Duck:

1:30-2:00 PM

FRIDAY:

June 22 - Aug 24 9 Lessons Cancellations: Aug. 10

Starfish: 6:00-6:30 PM Duck: 6:00-6:30 PM Sea Turtle:

5:30-6:00 PM

Otter:

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

Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM Swim Kids 1, 2, 3, 4:

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 5, 6:

4:00-4:45 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM

Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:

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

Rookie Patrol: Ranger Patrol: Star Patrol: Bronze Star: Aqua Teens: Aqua Adults:

6:00-7:00 6:00-7:00 6:00-7:00 4:30-6:00 4:45-5:30 6:30-7:15

PM PM PM PM PM PM

Adapted Aquatics: 4:30-5:00 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

Starfish: 4:15-4:45 PM Duck: 4:15-4:45 PM Sea Turtle:

4:00-4:30 PM

Otter:

6:00-6:30 PM

June 30 - Sept 1 9 Lessons Cancellations: Aug. 11

Private Lessons: 9:30-10:00 AM 11:00-11:30 AM Starfish: 9:30-10:00 AM Duck: 9:30-10:00 AM Sea Turtle:

9:30-10:00 AM

Otter:

9:30-10:00 AM

Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 10:00-10:45 AM 10:45-11:30 AM Swim Kids: 10:00-10:45 AM 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: 10:45-11:30 AM Swim Kids 10:00-11:00 AM 7, 8, 9, 10:

SUNDAY:

June 24 - Sept 2 9 Lessons Cancellations: July 1, Aug. 12 Adapted Aquatics: 6:00-6:30 PM 7:15-7:45 PM Private Lessons:

6:00-6:30 PM 6:30-7:00 PM 7:00-7:30 PM 7:15-7:45 PM

Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM Swim Kids: 4:00-4:45 PM 1, 2, 3, 4: 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM

Starfish: 5:30-6:00 PM

Swim Kids 5, 6:

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

Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:

5:30-6:30 PM

Swim Kids: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6:

5:00-5:45 PM 5:45-6:30 PM 6:30-7:15 PM

Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:

6:30-7:30 PM

Duck:

5:30-6:00 PM

Sea Turtle:

5:00-5:30 PM

Otter:

5:00-5:30 PM

Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 5:00-5:45 PM 5:45-6:30 PM 6:30-7:15 PM

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AQUATICS | Swimming Lessons

Summer 2018

Summer Schedule (Daily and Twice a Week) Adapted Aquatics: 8:45-9:15 AM 9:45-10:15 AM

MON-FRI:

July 2 - July 12* 9 Lessons Cancellations: None

Private Lessons: 8:45-9:15 AM 9:15-9:45 AM 9:45-10:15 AM 10:15-10:45 AM 10:45-11:15 AM 11:15-11:45 AM

MON-FRI:

July 16 - July 26 9 Lessons Cancellations: None

Otter:

MON-FRI:

July 30 - Aug 10 9 Lessons Cancellations: Aug. 6

MON-FRI:

Aug. 13 - Aug. 23 9 Lessons Cancellations: None

Did you know?

Goggles and swim caps are available at our front desk?

10:15-10:45 AM

TUES and THURS:

July 3 - July 31 9 Lessons Cancellations: None

TUES and THURS:

Aug. 2 - Aug. 30 9 Lessons Cancellations: None

Adapted Aquatics: 4:00-4:30 PM

Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 8:45-9:30 AM 9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM

Private Lessons: 4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM

Swim Kids 1, 2, 3, 4:

8:45-9:30 AM 9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM

Swim Kids 5, 6: 9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10: *Bronze Star:

10:45-11:45 AM

4:00-5:30 PM

Starfish:

4:00-4:30 PM

Duck:

4:00-4:30 PM

Sea Turtle:

4:00-4:30 PM

Otter:

4:00-4:30 PM

Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 4:30-5:15 PM 5:15-6:00 PM Swim Kids 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:

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

Did you know?

Parent and tot swims are 7 days a week, all year long?

Swimming levels will be combined

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Additional Aquatic Programs ADAPTED AQUATICS $73.60 Adapted aquatics is for children and youth with a physical or developmental disability who need 1:1 support to feel comfortable in the water and to progress in their swimming skills. Participants will be taught by an experienced aquatics instructor. See the Swimming Lesson Schedule for class days and times.

AQUA TEENS 1 / AQUA ADULTS 1 Teens $83.60 Adults $99.20 Develop comfort in the water through the attainment of basic flotation, movement and breathing skills.

ALL CHILDREN SHOULD LEARN TO SWIM WE ARE LOOKING FOR SPONSORS FOR 2018. If your business or service group is interested in making a donation please contact Bruce Parkin.

Bruce Parkin 519.846.9691 x 321 or

bparkin@centrewellington.ca Thank you to our 2017 Swim to Survive sponsors: Royal Canadian Legion: Fergus, Mount Forest & Elora Lions Club: Arthur, Belwood, Rockwood Fergus Opti-Mrs Centre Wellington Optimists Elliott Coach Lines

AQUA TEENS 2 / AQUA ADULTS 2 Teens $83.60 Adults $99.20 Develop one or more swimming strokes and enhance water safety knowledge and rescue techniques.

AQUA TEENS 3 / AQUA ADULTS 3 Teens $83.60 Adults $99.20 Maintain or increase fitness through stroke improvement while swimming lengths. Candidates must be able to swim 2 strokes 100m each to start in this level. See the Swimming Lesson Schedule for class days and times

PRIVATE LESSONS Private $197.35 for 9 lessons; Semi Private $133.75 / child for 9 lessons One to one instruction to work on swimming challenges. Lessons are 30 minutes in length. For Semi Private lessons, children must be within one level of each other. It is the responsibility of the swimmer to find a second participant. One time private lessons are available. For information call 519.846.9691 x 321

Introductory Lifesaving Courses The Canadian Swim Patrol program provides introductory lifesaving skills for kids who are ready to go beyond learn-to-swim. The Swim Patrol program is an official training program of the Lifesaving Society – Canada’s Lifeguarding experts. These classes can be taken in conjunction with Red Cross Swim Kids levels. ROOKIE PATROL - $89.20 Pre-requisite: Recommended 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- $89.20 Ranger Patrol features a timed 200m swim, 100m fitness medley and support/carrying a 5 lb weight. Content is challenging but achievable with effort. Skill drills enhance capability in the water including a non-contact rescue STAR PATROL - $89.20 Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Content features 300m swims, 600m workouts; swim with clothes; defense methods; support and carry 10lb weight. Scene assessment and a towing rescue are introduced. Star Patrol is excellent preparation for the Bronze Star Award.

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AQUATICS | Advanced Leadership Lifesaving and 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.

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. Spring: Saturday, April 7 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Summer: Monday, June 25 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

FACILITATING YOUR CHILD’S AQUATIC CAREER – FREE Would your daughter or son like 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 the courses that are required, volunteer opportunities, our hiring process, and what makes working in Aquatics a rewarding job! This program is geared to parents. It is free of charge, but please register in advance. Thursday, June 21 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm OR Wednesday August 15 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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BRONZE STAR / BASIC FIRST AID - $108.70 Pre-requisite: Recommended age 12. Too young for Bronze Medallion? Get a head start by taking Bronze Star! Have a lot of fun while learning first aid skills, life guarding techniques and swim training. Basic First Aid is included in the course. Spring: Sundays, April 22 to June 17 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Summer: Wednesdays, July 4 to August 29 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm OR Monday to Friday, July 2 to July 12 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

BRONZE MEDALLION / EMERGENCY FIRST AID $185.65 (Fee Includes Manual) Pre-requisite: 13 years of age (prior to exam) or Bronze Star. This course develops physical fitness, decision making and judgment skills for water rescue. First aid, CPR, tows, carries and releases are some of the skills covered. Emergency First Aid certification is included in the course. Candidates must be present for the last class (exam).

BRONZE CROSS $185.65 (Includes CPR Mask) Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid. This course builds on skills learned in Bronze Medallion and teaches the difference between lifeguarding and lifesaving, the principles of emergency procedures and teamwork. Candidates must be present for the last class (exam). Spring: Thursdays, April 19 to June 30 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm (no lessons June 14, optional class June 21) Summer: Monday to Friday, July 30 to August 10 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm daily OR Tuesday, August 21, Thursday August 23 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm, Saturday August 25 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Sunday August 26 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Spring: Thursdays, April 19 to June 30 4:00 pm to 7:00pm (no lessons June 14, optional class June 21) Summer: Monday to Friday, July 16 to 27 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm daily OR Tuesday August 21, Thursday August 23 4:00 pm to 9:30pm, Saturday August 25 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Sunday August 26 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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AQUATICS | Advanced Leadership Lifesaving & Swimming Instructor Courses STANDARD FIRST AID $174.40 (includes manual and exam fee) Pre-requisite: none, recommended 12 years+, 100% attendance is required. Standard First Aid is a requirement for candidates enrolling in the National Lifeguard (NL) program. This 16 hour course provides comprehensive training to cover all aspects of first aid and CPR. Standard First Aid incorporates all of Emergency First Aid and is designed for those who require a more in-depth understanding of first aid. First aid certifications can only be re-certified one time, after that the full course must be taken. Spring: June 2 and 3, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm OR Summer: August 14 and 16, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE (WSI) - $388.85 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 program includes pool, classroom, and online components, in addition to apprentice teaching hours. • 20 hour online component that is to be completed June 9 to June 30. • Apprentice teaching, 8 to 12 hours (minimum) which must be completed between June 30 to August 18

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD (NL)

Pool and Classroom sessions:

$304.15 (includes manual and exam fee) Pre-requisite: Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid, 16 years of age by the end of the course, 100% attendance.

Saturday, June 9 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Please note: The only accepted Standard First Aid certifications are those issued by the: Lifesaving Society, Red Cross, St. John’s or Ski Patrol. The National Lifeguard Pool Certification builds on the fundamental skills, knowledge and values taught in the NL core content to train lifeguards in safety supervision and rescue in a pool environment.

Friday, July 20 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Saturday, July 21 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Friday, August 17 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Saturday, August 18 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

STANDARD FIRST AID RECERT - $64.35 Pre-requisite: Lifesaving Society Standard first aid certification (current within 3 years). Saturday, June 9 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

RED CROSS WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR RECERT - $107.65 Pre-requisite: Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification. Saturday, May 5 2:00 pm to 7:00pm

LIFESAVING SOCIETY (LSS) INSTRUCTOR - $197.60 (Includes manual and exam fee) Pre-requisite: 16 years old at the end of the course, current Bronze Cross or National Lifeguard, 100% attendance is required. The Lifesaving Instructor course prepares instructors to teach Canadian Swim Patrol, Bronze medal awards and Emergency First Aid. Saturday, April 14 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Friday, May 11 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Saturday, May 12 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

August 27 to August 31 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30 am to 6:30 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

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THE TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON REQUIRES:

AQUATIC INSTRUCTORS, GUARDS AND AQUAFIT INSTRUCTORS TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT Centre Wellington’s Community

Services Department is accepting resumes for Assistant Instructor, Instructor

and Lifeguard. (Fall Session)

BAGGED LEAF COLLECTION JOB REQUIREMENTS:

cture Services Department will be picking up bagged leaves only er leaf bags),Assistant in Elora, Salem and Fergus beginning week of Instructor: Assist thethe instructor during the instructional program. Perform minor first aid and assist h, until November 24, 2017. Place bagged leaves within one metre in emergencies as required. Represents the Township of Centre Wellington in a consistent, positive manner, dge. Leaves raked to the curbside or bags that contain sticks, ownership of programs, facility and meeting customer service expectations. er waste will through not be picked up.

s can be dropped off at the Public Works Yard at 600 Glengarry Instructor: Instruct assigned classes in accordance to the governing body’s (Red Cross, Lifesaving Society s OR the Public Works Yard at 100 Park Rd, Elora on Saturday and14,the of Centre Wellington expectations. Represents the Township of Centre Wellington m 8 a.m. to 12standards p.m. on October 21, Township 28 and November 4. Leaves ed off in bagsin or inabulk. consistent, positive manner, through ownership of program, facility and meeting customer service

expectations. es may also be taken to Gerrie’s Garden Centre at 7646 Colborne a nominal fee. Brush, limbs and sticks can be taken to the Belwood tion. Garden Lifeguard: waste, potted Maintain plants, pumpkins can be taken andetc., enforce high tosafety or Elora Transfer Station.

standards at all times. Lifeguard as requested and assume all responsibilities of a guard ie. guard alert, rotation through facility change rooms. Represents the Township Wellington in a consistent, positive manner, through ownership of programs, facility and meeting Tips of for Centre Compost and Mulching customer service expectations.

cture Services Department encourages, where possible, mulching mower. Valuable nutrients will be returned to the soil in a form that Aquafit the Instructor: Instruct assigned classes in accordance to the governing body’s (WaterArt, CALA standards by plants. Spreading mulched leaves in flowerbeds will help from damaging sensitive and the perennials. Township of Centre Wellington expectations. Represents the Township of Centre Wellington in a

consistent, positive of program, facility and meeting customer service expectations. ting is also encouraged. Using standardmanner, compostingthrough methods, ownership add rnating green (green leaves and plants) and brown materials (dried lants) to your compost pile and layer with garden soil or compost. In QUALIFICATIONS: ou will have a nutrient rich supply of compost to use on your lawn Assistant Instructor: Minimum requirement – Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI), Bronze Cross

and compost in your garden and flowerbeds will help conserve soil Instructor / Guard: requirement will return nutrients to the soil providingMinimum beautiful gardens that will watering and maintenance. “C” all current within 2 years

– National Lifeguard, Red Cross instructors, Standard First Aid, CPR

ve any questions, please contact 519-846-9691 x379 or visit Aquafit Instructor: Minimum requirement wellington.ca/trees

– Aquafit Certification from a Nationally recognized provider (ie WaterArt, CALA, YMCA) 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 by contacting the Aquatics Department. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a complete resume detailing education, experience and references to: Centre Wellington Community Services ATTENTION: Bruce Parkin, Aquatics Employment By Email: bparkin@centrewellington.ca By Mail: P.O. Box 58, ELORA, ON N0B 1S0 In Person: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Avenue East, Fergus By Fax: 519.843.2565

Job Closes: Wednesday August 22nd 2018 – 4:00pm Information gathered relative to this position is done so in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act & will only be used for candidate selection. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance. We thank all those that apply; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

www.centrewellington.ca

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FOSTERING CREATIVITY FOSTERING COMMUNITY EARTH, TREES, AND DIRTY KNEES ART CAMP July 16-20, 2018 | 9-4pm | Ages 6-9 Members $240 | Non-member $250 Each day filled with fresh air and featuring artful creations that would impress even Mother Nature!

CIRCUS SUMMER CAMP WITH YOUTH CIRCUS PROJECT July 30 - Aug. 3 | 9 - 5pm | Ages 5 - 12 Members $240 | Non-member $250 Run away with the circus this summer for a fun-filled week of creativity and self-expression.

STORYBOOK ART CAMP A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT August 13 - 17 | 9 - 12pm | Ages 4 - 6 Members $120 | Non-member $130 Brings together the craft of storytelling with the magic of art making.

CALDER’S KINETIC ART CAMP Aug. 28-30, 2018

#MakeADateWithArt2018 DYNAMIC ARTS PROGRAMMING FOR ALL LEVELS

Mornings 9 - 12pm | Ages 5 - 7 Afternoons 1 - 4pm | Ages 8 - 10 Members $65 | Non-member $75 Equal parts art and engineering. A hands-on camp inspired by the kinetic works of Alexander Calder.

SUMMER CAMPS | MASTER CLASSES | EXHIBITIONS ART COLLECTIVES | SCHOOL TOURS | EVENTS ecfta.ca | Spring & Summer Registration Now Open!

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p m Ca This series of one-week camps is designed and placed around various themes each week for ages 5 to 10 years. Activities include plenty of outdoor fun, active games, arts and crafts, tennis and swimming! Our ratio is 1:8. All staff have First Aid, CPR and have attended leadership training camp. For more information call 519. 846.9691 x 903 or visit our website at: www.centrewellington.ca parks@centrewellington.ca

Tennis Instruction and Swim Lessons that include Swim to Survive Skills Week 1: *July 3 to 6 Week 2: July 9 to 13 Week 3: July 16 to 20 Week 4: July 23 to 27 Week 5: July 30 to August 3 Week 6: *August 7 to 10 Week 7: August 13 to 17 Week 8: August 20 to 24 Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

5 day camp $176.20 *4 day camp $142.10

LEADER-IN-TRAINING PROGRAM: Are you interested in becoming a future day camp leader? DAY CAMP QUALIFICATIONS: Must be 13 years of age as of June 1, 2018. Applications are available at the CW Sportsplex, candidates will be required to attend an interview. This is a volunteer position and can be used towards your high school volunteer hours. Deadline to apply June 1, 2018. If you have any questions, call 846.9691 x 321 or email bparkin@centrewellington.ca

www.centrewellington.ca

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RUGBY www.highlandrugby.com

www.highlandrugby.com

Providing opportunities for all ages, both males and females. Highland Rugby Club prides itself on being a club for the community by  encouraging participation in the increasingly popular sport of Rugby.     We offer a range of programs suitable for all ages and abilities to learn  the basics of the sport in a safe, fun environment​.  

Providing opportunities for all ages, both males and females. Highland Rugby   Club prides itself on being a club for the TEAMS  community by  encouraging participation Senior Men & Women  in the increasingly popular sport of Rugby.   U19 Boys & Girls 

Dr. Oren Levstein 701 Tower Street S., Fergus ON N1M 2R2 T: 519.787.8550 F: 519.787.0170 E: info@southtowervet.ca www.southtowervet.ca

U17 Boys & Girls U15 Boys & Girls  U13 Boys & Girls  Coed U11  Coed U9  Coed U7 

We offer a range of programs suitable for all ages and abilities to learn the basics of the sport in a safe, fun environment​. 

Registration is available at our website www.highlandrugby.com or at the Leisure Shows. Please check the community guide for more details.     Email: info@highlandrugby.com     Youth rugby registration fees qualify for the children’s fitness tax credit.  

TEAMS

Senior Men & Women U19 Boys & Girls  U17 Boys & Girls  U15 Boys & Girls  U13 Boys & Girls  Coed U11  Coed U9  Coed U7

New players, old players, supporters, parents and volunteers are always welcome!

Registration is available at our website www.highlandrugby.com or at the Leisure Shows. Please check the community guide for more details.   Email: info@highlandrugby.com   Youth rugby registration fees qualify for the children’s fitness tax credit. 

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Making Memories In Centre Wellington

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

• Invisalign • Implants – placement & restoration • Tooth whitening • Extraction of wisdom teeth • Same day crowns

SPORTSGUARD CLINIC

MON AUG 13/18 AT 5:00 PM TO 7 PM

Please call to book

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8 am to 8 pm & Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

200 St Patrick St E, Fergus, ON

519.787.0024

Whatever the occasion ... we have the hall for you.

weddings | anniversaries birthdays Centre wellington sportsplex Elora community centre Belwood hall

Seating from 100 to 400 Facility Bookings Parks & Recreation - Main Office 550 Belsyde Ave. Fergus, ON N1M 2W5 Contact: Amy Lopers Facility Booking Coordinator E: alopers@centrewellington.ca T: 519.846.9691 Ext. 326 F: 519.843.2565

www.drmauramckeown.ca

View our facilities brochure online:

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The Township of Centre Wellington’s newly renovated Council Chamber offers

New Patients Welcome

www.uoguelph.ca/arboretum

www.centrewellington.ca

Nature Trails and Gardens Plant Sale (Saturday, September 8, 2018) Conference, Banquet and Wedding Facilities Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Sites

Civil Marriage Ceremonies

Workshops

Schedule your ceremony on a Thursday or Friday between 1 to 4 p.m.

April: Warbler I and II Introduction to Birds Smartphone Photography Nature Photography Trees in Gardens & Neighborhoods June: Sketching Nature Look, See, Paint Ontario Insects Plant Propagation

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May: Spring Wildflowers Astronomy Bird Sounds Sparrows Bird Series

July: Butterflies Shrub I.D. Tree I.D. Dragonflies & Damselflies

You must pre-register for these workshops.

Further information on these workshops and others is available on our website.

THE ARBORETUM University of Guelph 519-824-4120 ext. 52113 arbor@uoguelph.ca

We can host your ceremony outdoors at

Lover’s Leap or Templin Gardens

To start planning your special day, or to obtain a marriage licence, visit centrewellington.ca, call 519.846.9691 x 242 or email lmiller@centrewellington.ca

February / March Photography Pruning Gardening Fundamentals

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A GRAND NEW START Presenting the 2018 Season It is with great pleasure that I offer up to you the remaining show that made up the first season of presented events at the Fergus Grand Theatre. Our theme for the season is “Canada: now and then...” and it’s a nod not only to the Canada 150 celebrations celebrated throughout the country but also to the renewed commitment by many Canadians to rediscover and reinterpret some of the stories and aspects of our history that have been overlooked or forgotten. I’ve chosen this show because I think you’ll like it, and because I think it speaks to who we are as Canadians: proud, creative, inclusive, tolerant, resourceful, and always ready to have a little fun. See you at the theatre,

Eric Goudie Theatre Coordinator Fergus Grand Theatre

Eric April 27, 2018

A Tribute to Dumbells If nationhood was won on the crest of Vimy Ridge, it was the Dumbells who provided the country with its earliest soundtrack. Formed by members of the Canadian Army’s Third Division—and named for the dumbell in the division’s emblem—The Dumbells bolstered troop morale during the First World War with live “concert parties” featuring irreverent humour that often skewered senior officers and the military system itself. This show recreates and celebrates the music, mirth and memories of these nearly-forgotten Canadian entertainers.

All shows begin at 8pm | Single tickets: $35 each

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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

Other Events

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 charitbale events.

The Good Brothers March 23

New rental inquiries are always welcome, and staff are happy to assist with preparations for your event.

An Intimate Evening with Sean McCann March 24 National Tartan Day Concert April 6 Motown Gold April 28 Is He Dead? May 4 to 13 Awards of Excellence May 15 Skydiggers May 25 Whiskey Jack: Stories and Songs of Stompin’ Tom May 26 Chaplin vs. Keaton vs. Lloyd Silent Movie Concert June 15 Roy Orbison July 14 Abba Magic August 18

www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca www.centrewellington.ca

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Volunteer

with us! The Fergus Grand Theatre relies on a small but dedicated group of volunteers to provide theatregoers with a full range of audience services. Our volunteers are the people who sell you your tickets, show you to your seats and operate the concession stand at intermission. Together they donate over 3,500 hours of their time to the theatre every year. To date, the Fergus Grand Theatre volunteers have fundraised over $45,000 for the theatre. This money has been used to buy badly needed equipment, update the box office and make countless other repairs and improvements to the building. Our volunteers have allowed us to increase what we offer our clients, reduce our operating costs and make the theatre a more inviting place to be. We couldn’t afford to operate the theatre without their ongoing dedication and support! We are currently accepting applications for the following volunteer positions:

Drop in and see us to pick up an application or visit the Volunteers page on our website. No experience necessary!

« Usher « Conces Mana sion ger « House M anager « Box Off ice Atten dant « Usher P osition « Gallery Atten dant «Techn ical Assis tant

June 16, 2018 10am – 4pm Your opportunity to discover interesting places and spaces, hear captivating tales, and celebrate local heritage. This year’s theme “towards a fair and equal society, 100 years since women’s suffrage and the equality movement in Ontario.”

doorsopenontario.on.ca/ferguselora

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Let’s Talk! Let’s Connect! Let’s Go CW! We offer many ways for you to get the latest Township news – right at your fingertips! Connect with us and have your say about what happens in your community.

Monthly Newsletters

Sign up now to receive our newsletters directly to your email box www.centrewellington.ca/newsletters

Social Media

Have a question? Come right to the source. Engage with us at: www.facebook.com/CentreWellington www.twitter.com/centrwellington

Town Hall/Open Houses

We hold a number of meetings throughout the year – stop in, say hi, meet your Mayor and Councillors and get informed. www.centrewellington.ca/communications

Weekly Radio Show – The Grand 101

Listen every Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. for Mayor Kelly Linton’s weekly Township update.

Mayor’s Monthly Minute – Wellington Advertiser

Each month Mayor Kelly Linton provides a quick update in the paper sharing on-going projects and announcements.

Council Meetings

Our Council meetings take place on the last Monday of every month. Can’t join us? Don’t worry, we live stream our meetings so you can enjoy from the comfort of your couch! www.centrewellington.ca/communications

Connect CW

Your one-stop-shop for all CW. Connect CW provides two way dialogue between you and the Township. Tell us how we are doing, fill out ongoing surveys, learn more about major projects happening in YOUR community. www.connectcw.ca Have other ideas on how we can communicate with you? Tell us how at www.connectcw.ca

www.centrewellington.ca

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Fitness Classes

52.50

$

We have something for everyone, every day of the week... Register in person at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex, Belsyde Avenue, Fergus or online at: http://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/centrewellington TIME

MON.

TUES.

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/month incl. HST

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10:0011:00 AM 4:305:30 PM 4:455:45 PM 5:006:00 PM 6:007:00 PM

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Spin Class Schedule with Wendy Armstrong All Spin Classes require pre registration. Please see page 35 for dates and pricing.

MON.

TUES.

THURS.

6:157:00 AM 9:1510:00 AM 7:158:00 PM

FRI.

Spin Spin Spin

Spin

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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!

www.centrewellington.ca

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 Session 1 April 9 to June 25 (11 classes) (no class May 21) $79.20 Session 2 July 9 to August 20 (6 classes) (no class August 6) $43.20 Tuesdays 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm Session 1 April 3 to June 26 (13 classes) $93.60 Session 2 July 10 to August 21 (7 classes) $50.40 Thursdays 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm Session 1 April 5 to June 21 (12 classes) $86.40 Fridays 6:15 am to 7:00 am Session 2 April 6 to June 22 (12 classes) $86.40 July 6 to August 24 (8 classes) $57.60

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Weight Room Hours

We Offer:

Sunday - Friday: 6:00 am to 10:30 pm

• • • • • • • •

Saturday: 6:00 am to 9:00 pm

Large weight room facility Free weight room orientation Membership holds available Pro rated memberships Drop in available Personal Training available Showers and Saunas NEW: Security Access Card now included in membership

NEW MEMBERS

Prices include HST

Day Pass

5 Flat Fee

$

Adults Fees 1 month .............. $51.85 3 months ............ $155.30 6 months ............ $277.70 1 year ................. $384.95

Senior and Students 16+ 55+ 1 month .............. 3 months ............ 6 months ............ 1 year .................

43.40 130.80 $ 234.80 $ 320.05 $

$

A $20 administration fee will apply to all cancellations

ONE MONTH TRIAL

35.00

$

INCL. HST

Check Out Our NEW Equipment!

It’s all here in one location ... fitness classes, weight room facilities and more! Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex 519.846.9691 x903 Page 44 www.centrewellington.ca


Armstrong Fitness

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2018 You Sprin $20 E re

FOR BETTER BALANCE IN HEALTH, WORK AND LIFE!

Wendy Armstrong Certified Personal & Group Trainer, In home & gym training

PROGRAM DESIGN ONE ON ONE PERSONAL TRAINING NUTRITION/WEIGHT MANAGEMENT MORNING/EVENING/WEEKEND INDOOR AND OUTDOOR CLASSES:

H.I.T.T. / Bootcamp • Pilates and Core • TRX • Circuit Training • Stretch • Spin

Please visit my website for specific dates and fees

www.wendy4fitness.com wendy4fitness@hotmail.com

519-994-0-FIT (0348)(Cell) Arbonne Consultant: wendyarmstrongfergus.arbonne.com

Don’t

Register YOUTH HOUSE LEAGUE NOW forDIVISIONS: our U4 - Active Start (Co-ed) U6 - FUNdamentals (B/G) U8 - FUNdamentals (B/G) U12 Boys / U12 Girls U14 Boys/ U14 Girls U17 Boys/ U17 Girls

2018 Youth & Adult House League Spring/Summer programs! The season begins May 22/18!

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CONTACT US at fedssoccer@bellnet.ca *Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! www.centrewellington.ca

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IN HOME, STUDIO, GYM, POOL PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING (519) 820-0704 Email: heatherennis01@gmail.com

HEATHER ENNIS Certified Personal Trainer (over 20 years experience)

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

SPRING PILATES CLASSES:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays (mornings & afternoons)

Aqua Rehab & Arthritis Aquafit Instructor Specialist

Ankle/Knee & Hip Replacements Classes

Pilates Post Rehab Specialist

Offering: Private & Semi Private Pilates for Mat & Reformer Sessions Private Water OR Group Classes for Rehab, Arthritis & Aquafit (your pool or Sportsplex pool)

Pilates Mat/Reformer & Movement Specialist

Call or Email to Register or for more information.

Living Fit Helps: • Osteoporosis • Arthritis • Diabetes • Parkinson’s Disease • Stroke

• Multiple Sclerosis • And many other medical conditions for better living

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2018CWGuideAd 2018-01-30 12:41 PM Page 1

The Face of Greatness Supporting a Great Cause in an Amazing Community.

Food Cycle Ride Sunday May 27, 2018

Get in on the fun and make a difference! Challenge yourself, your family or your friends and your organization! There’s a ride designed just for you.

In support of the Centre Wellington Food Bank

Register Early or On-line and Save. It’s easy at: foodcycleride.ca

You Ride Because You Care www.centrewellington.ca

Principal Sponsor

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C E N T R E

W E L L I N G T O N

Minor Lacrosse Association

Soft Lacrosse (2014) and Paperweight (2013, 2012)

Registration still OPEN. Thursday Nights (10 weeks) April 26 – June 28 First Time Players receive a free stick from CW Sports

CW Lacrosse Fundraiser Yuk Yuk's Elora Community Centre Friday May 11th Doors open at 7pm $30.00/Ticket Contact Doug (519)940-5016

For more information visit www.cwmla.com @CWMohawks Centre Wellington Mohawks

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CENTRE WELLINGTON MINOR SOFTBALL CO-ED SOFTBALL FOR AGES 4 TO 4-EVER REGISTRATION DATE

TIMES

LOCATIONS

March 24, 2018 April 7, 2018

10am-2pm 10am-2pm

Fergus Arena Fergus Arena LAST ONE!

DON’T DELAY... REGISTER TODAY! Online registration is open from Jan. 18 until April 8

LEAGUE

AGE

AS OF

FEE

T-Ball 3 Pitch Junior Intermediate Senior Adult Co-Ed Fast Pitch Adult Co-Ed 3 Pitch Men’s 3 Pitch

4-5 6-8 9-11 12-14 15-17 18+ 18+ 18+

June 1, 2018 Dec. 31, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017 June 1, 2018 June 1, 2018

$40 $50 $75 $80 $90 $110 $70 $90

CW Softball is introducing our Equal Opportunity Mentor Program (EOMP). This program pairs young girls with a mentor to engage and encourage them throughout the season. The number of girls in sports diminishes as they get older and CW Softball wants to change that by empowering its female players.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MENTEE OR MENTOR? Find out more information at www.cwsoftball.ca or email cwsoftball@hotmail.ca

For registration information please email cwsoftballregistrar@gmail.com. For all other inquiries please email CWMSA at cwsoftball@hotmail.ca or visit our website for further contact information

Registration Closes on April 8th, 2018, at 11:59pm

WWW.CWSOFTBALL.CA www.centrewellington.ca

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Purchasing a dog tag is every dog owners RESPONSIBILITY Every dog owner within the Township of Centre Wellington is required to obtain a dog tag by April 30, 2017 or within fifteen (15) days of becoming a dog owner. Each tag costs $40 if purchased before April 30, 2018 after May 1, 2017 the cost will be $50 each Purchasing a dog tag provides identification and safe return of your pet if they become lost. Tags can be purchased online: centrewellington.ca/dogtag or in person at the Township Office 1 MacDonald Square, Elora

ESA-7000955

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS

Industrial • Commercial • Residential • Farm Bucket & Auger Truck • Pole Line Installations

PO Box 69, 588 Glengarry Cres., Fergus ON N1M 2W7 Bill Rowe • Dave Rowe 519.843.5494 roweelectric.ca Serving Fergus & Area Since 1983

Centre Wellington’s Escape Room Experience

198 St. Andrew St. W. Fergus | 519.787.1334 | www.puzzlerooms.ca

Hall Rentals Weddings Stag & Does Anniversary’s Birthdays and more!

Club Room

Fellowship & Social

Catering

Full kitchen available for your choice of caterers.

New Members are always welcome! ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, Branch 275, Fergus

500 Blair St. Fergus 519-843-2345 info@ferguslegion.ca www.ferguslegion.ca

• 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 LOCATION: 730 Glengarry Crescent Fergus, On

519-843-1300

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Large Family Restaurant Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

O. L.L.B.

519.846.2636

82 Wellington Rd 7, Elora

Complete Audit, "DDPVOUJOH 5BYand "EWJTPSZ4olutions JODMVEJOH4VDDFTTJPO BOE&TUBUF1MBOOJOH

Family Restaurant Open Daily for Breakfast & Lunch

Homemade breads, pies, tarts, brownies, cookies & more Located on the main street in Alma 226.336.7768 • 14 Elora Street North, Alma

Collins Barrow Guelph Collins Barrow 8FMMJOHUPO%VGGFSJO Wellington Dufferin 3(FSSJF3E,&MPSB 0/ /#4 0342 Gerrie Road, Elora

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www.collinsbarrow.com www.centrewellington.ca

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VICTORIA PARK Seniors Centre SPRING and SUMMER 2018 Registration begins Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 8:30 am PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR MOST PROGRAMS

HOW TO REGISTER In Person or Mail: 150 Albert Street West, Fergus, ON N1M 1X2

Telephone: T: 519.846.9691 x204 TF: 1.800.750.5023 x204

Online: http://ca.apm. activecommunities.com/ centrewellington Please see pages 9-10 in this Guide for registration and refund policies and the registration form.

Note: Registrations that are dropped off in person or mailed 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: March 30 Good Friday April 2 Easter Monday May 21 Victoria Day July 2 Canada Day August 6 Civic Holiday September 3 Labour 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 range of recreational, educational, social, wellness 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 enhance the wellbeing of older adults through a lifestyle that embraces daily physical activity and social interaction. We invite you to drop by, take out a membership and experience the benefits of participating.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER Membership renewals are due by June 1, 2018 for the new membership year.

MEMBERSHIP

• $25.00 per person, includes HST • Membership year runs June 1 to May 31.

at any point in the year and all expire May 31 • For new members only: membership fee is pro-rated beginning January 1. • Available to anyone 55+ and a younger spouse/partner may join Membership has its benefits: • Reduced enrolment fees on all: courses, bus trips, special events, drop-in activities, Wednesday lunches • Access to 100+ weekly programs and services for seniors • Access to appointments at all clinics: foot care, blood pressure, reflexology, hearing, fitness assessments, fascial stretch, chair massage, coin and stamp appraisals, video otoscope • Vote at the Annual General Meeting held in November • Be eligible to hold office on the VPSC Advisory Board • Opportunities to volunteer, stay active and involved Note: Membership fees are nonrefundable. Once you have a valid membership, additional fees are required to participate in programs. Non-members and those under 55 years of age are welcome to participate at the non-member rate.

• Memberships may be purchased

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WELCOME TOURS AND INFORMATION New Members’ Talk and Tours are held monthly at the Centre on the 2nd Monday of the month at 10:00 am (excluding July and August) to provide you with information on programs and services offered. Meet other new members, staff and volunteers. If you can’t attend one of the monthly information sessions, please call the Centre to schedule a tour at your convenience. Upcoming sessions: April 9, May 14 or June 11 at 10:00 am.

ACTIVE LIVING and RETIREMENT SHOW Friday, March 23 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Centre Wellington Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Ave, Fergus Free admission Visit VPSC’s 11th annual one-day event and see the 50+ exhibitor booths on 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. FREE: chair massages, light refreshments, fitness classes, seminars and more. Schedule below: 10:15 am Zumba Gold-Toning 10:30 am Wills, Powers of Attorneys and Living Wills 11:00 am All Around Fitness 11:45 am Move with Ease 11:45 am Get Your Money: Understanding Ontario’s Tax Credits and Benefits for Seniors - Ministry of Finance 12:30 pm Tap Dancing, Belly Dancing 1:00 pm Frauds and Scams presented by the OPP 1:15 pm Body and Brain Fitness All day: Chair Massages

www.centrewellington.ca

VOLUNTEER WEEK APRIL 15 to 21

VPSC PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Volunteers are an integral part of the success and vibrancy of Victoria Park Seniors Centre. We sincerely thank all our volunteers for all that they give every day to the Centre. If you are interested in volunteering, please see the last page in this section for volunteer opportunities available or contact khall@centrewellington.ca 519.846.9691 x278.

REGISTRATION

JUNE IS SENIORS’ MONTH Seniors’ Month takes place every year in June across Ontario, a time to celebrate and honour seniors and the contributions they make every day in communities across the province. Take part in the many celebration events held in June at Victoria Park Seniors Centre: June 4 Seniors’ Month Celebration June 11 New Members’ Talk & Tour June 13 Seniors $5 BBQ Lunch June 18 Poker Walk June 26 Strawberry Social

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.

This volunteer committee organizes special events and fundraisers for the Centre. Meetings are held 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.

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Guide for registration policies, registration form and refund policies including a $20 administration fee applied to refunds requested by the participant. • 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, credit, over the phone by credit card or online at: http://ca.apm.activecommunities. com/centrewellington • 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, usually offered on an ongoing basis. Preregistration not necessary, except for all Bridge Groups, but you may want to contact convenors listed as some groups require prior organization of players. Drop-in fee: $1 member or $2 nonmember unless otherwise stated. Attend any activity for free on your first visit. Have an idea for a new activity? Contact the Centre.

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• 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 not an instructional class. Contact the Centre for more information. • Bid Euchre Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Convenor: Andrea Corner 519.843.7406, Marg Hamilton 519.846.8799. Learn to Play Bid Euchre classes are scheduled the last Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am 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 from June 1 to May 31 is $50. You must be a current member of the Centre to obtain a billiards membership. Alternatively, members of the Centre can pay the drop-in fee of 25¢ per game or $1.25 for non-members. Contact: Ted Haines 519.843.4408. Inquire about a Learn to Play Session with our volunteer instructor. • Billiards: Ladies Afternoon Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. Contact the Centre if you would like to join or want to learn how to play. • 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. Convenor: Jennifer Cox 519.843.6898. Start anytime.

• Bridge NOTE: For all new participants interested in joining the bridge groups, please contact the convenor listed below prior to your first visit as bridge groups require prior organization of players. 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: Linda Mahood 519.843.7044. Social Bridge: Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Convenor: Jean Holman 519.843.2004. NOTE: We offer Bridge Lessons. Contact the Centre for more information. • Bunka Artistry Tuesdays at 9:30 am. Drop-in for this weekly creative, social group. Work on your project at your own pace. Come out to see what this fun handicraft is all about. • 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. Contact: Donna Wagenaar 519.843.4754 or Marg Hamilton 519.846.8799. • Carpet Bowling Fridays at 1:00 pm. Join us for gentle exercise and a lot of fun. We can teach you how to play the game. Contact the Centre for more information.

• 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. The Ukulele Band also meets Fridays at 1:00 pm (except in July and August). See “Ukulele Band” for more information. Convenor: Morven McCorquodale 519.843.5066. • Conversation en français Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 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 mi_ch_roy@hotmail.com. • 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, held the first Saturday in November. All proceeds support the Centre. Newcomers welcome. No cost. Convenors: Diane Thompson 519.787.4179 and June Wallsten 519.787.0496. • Creative Writing Group NEW Wednesdays at 10:30 pm. Join us for a fun, casual, creative writing morning. Convenor: Linda Kent mcteague1@hotmail.com. • 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. We can teach you how to play. Crokinole cues available. Contact Donna Wagenaar 519.843.4754 or simply drop-in.

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• Cycling Group Group meets Wednesdays at 9:30 am beginning in May at different trails each week. Contact convenor Larry 519.843.4169 for where the group will be meeting each week. • Darts Thursday mornings at 9:30 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 Thursdays at 4:00 pm when they are preparing for their 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 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 226.383.6216. • Hand and Foot Card Game Join us for this fun card game held Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Contact: Karen Lindsay 519.843.3267 or Bernadette Geauvreau 519.843.7948.

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• Line Dancing Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Come out for fun and exercise. All welcome. • 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). Beginners welcome. Convenor: Lynn Anderson 519.846.9851. • Movie Afternoon Fridays at 1:00 pm. We show movies on a large screen. $2 member or $3 non-member to cover cost of refreshments (a build-yourown ice cream sundae after the show). Pick up the movie titles and description handout at the Centre. Movies subject to change based on availability. Note: movie cancelled April 13, May 25, August 17. • Summer Musical Afternoon We need musicians and singers for a summertime weekly drop-in musical afternoon. Join us if you love to sing or play an instrument. Included classic country music songs. Begins: Monday, July 9 at 2:00 pm for the summer. Contact Ken McCorquodale 519.843.5066. No cost. • 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 year-round. All proceeds support the Centre. Group will do custom quilting. Contact Diane Thompson 519.787.4179 or June Wallsten 519.787.0496.

• Scrabble Enjoy friendly competition and fun, held Thursdays at 1:30 pm. Group welcomes new players. Let us know if you prefer another day as the group is willing to change when they meet. Convenor: Pamela 519.846.0930. • Shuffleboard Join us for fun, friendship and gentle exercise. Held on Mondays and 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. • Song Circle for String Players Tuesdays at 2:00 pm. Come bring a few of your favourite songs along with your accompanying guitar, ukulele, banjo, autoharp. • 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. • Talk & Share: Let’s Talk Cars and Pick ups Wednesdays at 10:45 am. If you enjoy sharing about cars and other vehicles, drop in to this weekly session to discuss some interesting topics. Volunteer Claude Gidman, experienced vehicle designer, will moderate and bring some new thoughts and ideas into the scene. Group ends March 28, but will return in the fall. • Tap Dancing Thursdays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am and Wednesdays 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Join this fun group. There are tap shoes to borrow or bring your own. We are looking for more tap shoes. Beginners welcome.

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• 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.

• Wood Carving Wednesdays at 1:00 pm to learn and share knowledge. Bring your own carving tools. $3 drop-in fee and includes wood. For Centre members only. Instructor: Paul Spedaliere 519.787.2593.

• Walking Monday to Friday Mornings at 8:30/9:00 am meet 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; meet 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 fitness opportunities.

CENTRE SERVICES

• Winter Walking on the Trails During the winter months, group meets Wednesdays at 9:30 am. Contact Barb Hornby barbarajanehornby@gmail.com for where the group will be meeting each week 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 9:30 am. Convenor: Linda Kent mcteague1@ hotmail.com. • 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.

Weekly Wednesday Lunch Wednesdays at 12:00 noon. Includes: main course, vegetable, roll, salad or juice, dessert, tea and 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 BBQ’s organized by the Centre’s Program Committee. Refer to the Special Events section for dates. Garden Fresh Box A non-profit, affordable fresh produce buying service supporting local farmers. Box content changes monthly depending on seasonal produce. This program is operated by the Guelph Community Health Centre. 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. $15 small box or $20 large box. Cash only. New online ordering option for this service. Go to www.gardenfreshbox.ca for details. Monthly Order Deadlines: April 6, May 4, June 8, July 6, August 3

Crafts for Sale Visit our lovely Craft Shop full of beautiful handmade items, made by our talented Craft and Quilting Group volunteers. Wonderful homemade crafts and collectibles, including baby clothing, knitted sets, quilts, blankets, sweaters, hats, mitts, scarves, and more. All proceeds support VPSC. Available for sale year round. Gift certificates available. 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 khall@centrewellington.ca or pick up a copy of the monthly calendar at the Centre. Day-to-day programs, bus trips, special events, clinics and lunch menus are listed. Also available on the website www.centrewellington. ca. Facility Tours Are you thinking of participating in a program or joining the Centre? Our customer service volunteers and staff would be happy to take you for a tour of the Seniors Centre and answer any questions. Library, Newspapers, Puzzles, Coffee and Information 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 a variety of 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. Help yourself to any of the information pamphlets and government publications on a range of topics of interest for older adults.

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Volunteer Opportunities There are a number of volunteer positions available: kitchen, cooking for groups, foot clinics, special events, food preparation, activity leaders, convenors, course instructors, committee volunteers, bingo caller. 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 at khall@centrewellington.ca 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 on site to check your blood pressure and provide information. No appointment needed. Simply drop in. Thanks to Heritage River Retirement Residence for sponsoring this program. April 4, May 2, June 6 July 4 and August 1 Chair Massage Clinic Join specialized certified practitioner, Christine Brown, for a relaxing 10-minute chair massage. Reduce tension, stress, headaches, stiff necks, backaches and increase circulation. No removal of clothes and no lotions used. Call the Centre to book your appointment available the second and fourth Wednesday mornings 9:00 am to 11:30 am. See dates below. Cost: $10 cash only. NOTE: Free chair massages available Friday, March 23, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Active Living and Retirement Show at the Sportsplex. April 11, April 25, May 9, May 23 June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25 August 8, August 22

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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. $30 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 some Fridays 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: improved posture, anti-aging, reduced risk of injuries, reduced pain, improved strength and decreased stress. Book your one-on-one session and feel the difference. Service provided by Fascial Stretch Therapist, Kelly Offer. Half Hour $35 member, $40 nonmember. Full Hour $60 member, $75 non-member. Call the Centre to book your appointment or koffer@ trainingbodies.com. Cash or cheque. 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. 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 or koffer@ trainingbodies.com. Cash or cheque.

Hearing Services Hearing Screening Clinic: 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 no charge 30 minute appointment at the Seniors Centre on July 13. Hearing Seminar: My Hearing is Not as Good as it Used to Be, Now What Do I Do? July 20, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Presented by the Canadian Hearing Society. Stroke Recovery Are you a stroke survivor or caregiver? Join the Centre Wellington Stroke Recovery Community Program monthly to learn new community resources, join our walking group and learn how to maximize your recovery in the comfort of your own home community. Held the last Friday of the month at 9:30 am at the Seniors Centre. No charge. All welcome. See the Seminars and Workshops section for topics and speakers scheduled. 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: Karen Murtagh. $30 for 30 minutes. 1 hour appointments also available. Call VPSC to book your appointment time on Wednesday afternoons. April 11, April 25 May 9, May 23 June 6, June 27 July 11, July 25, August 8

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Video Otoscope Clinic FREE. Held the second Wednesday of the month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Come see Nancy from Hear Well Be Well, to look inside your ear with her video otoscope. A better understanding of your ear promotes awareness to ear health, wax occlusions, and how our hearing system works when properly maintained. If you have existing hearing aids, Nancy can also professionally clean them for you, for FREE! April 11, May 9, June 13 July 11, August 8

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. Return times are approximate, depending on weather and traffic. NOTE: Those who require special assistance are responsible for arranging an escort to assist them. Our Travel Escort Volunteer cannot provide special care or one-on-one assistance. No refunds on trips. All trips include luxury coach transportation equipped with a washroom, bus driver gratuity and HST. St. Patrick’s Day at Carmen’s Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Carmen’s Dinner Theatre in Hamilton. We’ll be treated to a delicious lunch and a special St. Patrick’s Day performance with music, song, dance and comedy from the land of Erin. Visit Denninger’s Foods of the World with time to shop for gourmet foods. Stop on the way home at the Dutch Mill

Country Market. Depart 8:30 am, return 6:30 pm. Thursday, March 15 $89 member, $99 non-member Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Game Spend a day at the Rogers Centre and enjoy a matinee baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals. Depart 12:30 pm, return 9:30 pm (approximate, depending how long games goes). Lunch not included. Limited seats. Wednesday, April 18 $99 member, $109 non-member Mariposa Cruise & CN Tower Includes a spectacular sightseeing cruise on the Mariposa Cruise Line (Toronto Harbour), lunch at Quinn’s Steakhouse and experience the CN Tower where you will enjoy breathtaking views. Depart 9:15 am, return 7:15 pm. Thursday, May 3 $126 member, $136 non-member The Walters Family Canada’s most loved family of country music are a dynamic group of entertainers who have made country music their lives, performing around the world. If you love smooth harmonies, great country music and lots of laughs, you will love this show. Includes a delicious buffet lunch including roast beef, rolled ribs, homemade pie. Depart 10:30 am, return 5:00 pm. Friday, June 8 $121 member, $131 non-member Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show Enjoy a wonderful performance that takes you on a musical journey from province to province featuring all-Canadian music, from maritime folk songs to modern pop. Meet the singing Mountie, Hockey Player, Anne of Green Gables, Klondike Kitty and more. Includes music

from Paul Anka, Celine Dion, Shania Twain. Enjoy a five-course, allCanadian meal (Manitoba roasted chicken, Atlantic haddock, roasted PEI potatoes and more). Also, enjoy a tour of Chocolate FX, a gourmet handmade chocolate factory and then enjoy one hour free time to view the spectacular Niagara Falls. Depart 8:30 am, return 6:00 pm. Wednesday, July 18 $105 member, $115 non-member Mennonite Lunch and Country Delights Come along for a day in Mennonite country. Tour Pootcorners, home to over 60 alpacas and visit the farm store. Enjoy a Mennonite horse drawn buggy ride. Then enjoy Martha’s authentic Mennonite lunch including old fashioned sausage, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, three layer jellied salad, homemade bread and butter, apple pudding and ice cream. Then explore Mapleton’s Organic Dairy. Depart 9:15 am, return 3:45 pm. Tuesday, August 21 $74 member, $84 non-member South Simcoe Train Trip Enjoy a tour on the South Simcoe Train, lunch at Mrs. Mitchell’s Restaurant and stop at Granny Taught Us How. Contact the Centre if interested. September Fall Colour Cruise on the Chi-Cheemaun Enjoy spectacular fall colours on the annual fall Chi-Cheemaun repositioning cruise, lunch included. Contact the Centre if interested. October Famous People Players Christmas Show Enjoy lunch and the Christmas Matinee Show at the Famous People Player’s Theatre. Enjoy a stop at

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Picard’s Peanuts along the way. Depart 8:30 am, return 5:30 pm. Thursday, November 15 $107 member, $117 non-member Get in the Christmas Spirit Enjoy a guided tour of Casa Loma, decked out with lavish Christmas decorations, lunch at the Hot House Restaurant and then see the annual Christmas Pageant at Little Trinity Church in Toronto. Enjoy a scenic drive on the way home to view spectacular Christmas lights displays. Contact the Centre if interested. December

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 ability rather than simply a convenient time. If unsure, consult with our fitness instructors. 7) All equipment supplied except yoga mats.

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FITNESS SERVICES: 1) Private Fitness Assessments 2) Fascial Stretch Therapy (Refer to the Wellness Section). FITNESS DEMO DAY: FREE Friday, March 23 Held at CW Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Ave, Fergus Visit VPSC’s 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 older adults. Bring indoor shoes. 10:15 am Zumba Gold-Toning 11:00 am All Around Fitness 11:45 am Move with Ease 12:30 pm Tap Dancing, Belly Dancing 1:15 pm Body & Brain Fitness

Strength Training An intermediate level class for those wishing to increase strength, balance and flexibility. All equipment supplied. Instructor: Lianne Kaminski (Mon), Glenda Rose (Tues, Thurs), Wendy Armstrong (Thurs), Denise Boyd (Fri). No class April 2, May 21, July 2, August 6, August 9 (9:30 am class), August 10. Mondays, 1:05 pm to 1:50 pm April 16 to June 25, 10 classes $55 member, $65 non-member Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am April 3 to June 26, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am July 3 to August 28, 9 classes $49.50 member, $58.50 non-member

Thursdays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am July 5 to August 30, 8 classes $44 member, $52 non-member Thursdays, 10:30 am to 11:15 am April 5 to June 21, 12 classes $66 member, $78 non-member Thursdays, 10:30 am to 11:15 am July 5 to August 23, 8 classes $44 member, $52 non-member Friday, 11:00 am to 11:45 am April 6 to June 22, 12 classes $66 member, $78 non-member Friday, 11:00 am to 11:45 am July 13 to August 31, 7 classes $38.50 member, $45.50 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: Lianne Kaminski (Mon), Wendy Armstrong (Thurs). No class May 21. Note: Free demo class held Friday, March 23 at 11:45 am at Active Living and Retirement Show at the Sportsplex. Mondays, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm April 16 to June 25, 10 classes $55 member, $65 non-member Thursdays, 11:20 am to 12:05 pm April 5 to June 21, 12 classes $66 member, $78 non-member Thursdays, 11:20 am to 12:05 pm July 5 to August 23, 8 classes $44 member, $52 non-member

Thursdays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am April 5 to June 28, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member

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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 Denise Boyd 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 May 21, July 2, August 6. Mondays, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm April 9 to June 25, 11 classes $22 member, $33 non-member Mondays, 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm April 9 to June 25, 11 classes $22 member, $33 non-member Mondays, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm July 9 to August 27, 7 classes $14 member, $21 non-member Mondays, 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm July 9 to August 27, 7 classes $14 member, $21 non-member Dump your Rump NEW Eight week boot camp to help you get ready for spring. An intermediate level class comprised of cardio and strength intervals that will challenge you, energize you, and help you to become fitter and stronger. Instructor: Wendy Armstrong. No class May 21. Mondays, 4:45 pm to 5:30 pm April 9 to June 4, 8 classes $44 member, $52 non-member 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: Glenda Rose. Tuesdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am April 3 to June 26, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member

Tuesdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am July 3 to August 28, 9 classes $49.50 member, $58.50 non-member Ball Fit The body responds to the instability of the ball to remain balanced, boost metabolism and improve core strength. Exercises will be slow and controlled to focus on muscle building, balance and flexibility. All participants should be able to get up and down from the floor. Instructor: Wendy Armstrong. Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11:15 am April 3 to June 26, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11:15 am July 10 to August 21, 7 classes $38.50 member, $45.50 non-member Post Rehab: Mobility and Stability Gentle range of motion exercises for flexibility and gentle strengthening exercises for stability using chairs and standing. Small class size for more individual attention. Instructor: Wendy Armstrong. Tuesdays, 11:20 am to 12:05 pm April 3 to June 26, 13 classes $84.50 member, $97.50 non-member Tuesdays, 11:20 am to 12:05 pm July 10 to August 21, 7 classes $38.50 member, $45.50 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. A weekly donation to the Seniors Centre will be accepted at the door. Pre-register.

Tuesdays, 11:45 am to 12:30 pm April 10 to June 12, 10 classes Body and Brain Fitness This workout relies heavily on the integration of mind and body. Careful syncing of the breath with movement is integral to this practice which helps create body awareness. You will be led through a simple series of exercises of easy body movements which have been designed to coax the two hemispheres of the brain to work in synchronization. Focuses on alignment and accurate muscle engagement, which can lead to improved posture, better balance and more stability, especially when in motion. Instructor: Denise Boyd. Note: Free demo class held Friday, March 23 at 1:15 pm at Active Living and Retirement Show at the Sportsplex. Tuesdays, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm April 3 to June 26, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member Tuesdays, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm July 10 to August 7, 5 classes $27.50 member, $32.50 non-member Men’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: Glenda Rose. Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 9:45 am April 4 to June 27, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 9:45 am July 4 to August 29, 9 classes $49.50 member, $58.50 non-member All Around Fitness This beginner to intermediate level class includes cardiovascular fitness, strength and endurance, balance

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and flexibility. A variety of equipment will be used including stability balls. Instructor: Glenda Rose. Note: Free demo class held Friday, March 23 at 11:00 am at Active Living and Retirement Show at the Sportsplex. Wednesdays, 9:50 am to 10:35 am April 4 to June 27, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member Wednesdays, 9:50 am to 10:35 am July 4 to August 29, 9 classes $49.50 member, $58.50 non-member FREE Trial Class: Pilates A chance to try out this class. Instructor: Kelly Offer. See descriptions below. Pre-register. Wednesday, April 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 and gait. No previous experience required. Mats and props supplied. Instructor: Kelly Offer. Wednesdays, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm April 11 to June 27, 12 classes $168 member, $180 non-member Wednesdays, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm July 11 to August 29, 8 classes $112 member, $180 non-member Pilates for Performance In this intermediate to advanced level class we will incorporate the fundamentals and progress into 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.

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Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm April 11 to June 27, 12 classes $168 member, $180 non-member Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm July 11 to August 29, 8 classes $112 member, $180 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: Glenda Rose. No class August 9. Thursdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am April 5 to June 28, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member Thursdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am July 5 to August 30, 8 classes $44 member, $52 non-member 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: Glenda Rose. No class August 10. Fridays, 9:00 am to 9:45 am April 6 to June 29, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member Fridays, 9:00 am to 9:45 am July 6 to August 31, 8 classes $44 member, $52 non-member FREE Trial Class: Post Stroke Fitness Instructor: Jane Gage. See description below. Pre-register. Thursday, April 5 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm Post Stroke Fitness Program NEW A group exercise program for those living with stroke to help

maintain functional status following rehabilitation. This program promotes fitness and mobility for the prevention of further events such as falls. You will benefit by gaining mutual support from others sharing similar experiences. Designed to improve mobility, fitness and fallrisk. Instructor: Jane Gage, Reg. Kinesiologist. Thursdays, 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm April 12 to June 28, 12 classes $78 member, $90 non-member Thursdays, 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm July 5 to August 9, 6 classes $39 member, $45 non-member FREE Trial Class: Memory Fit Instructor: Jane Gage. See description below. Pre-register. Thursday, April 5 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm Memory Fit NEW A function focused program for those with early onset dementia. Combining gentle movement and social interaction, the program focuses on mobility, balance and building confidence in a positive environment. You will benefit by gaining mutual support from others sharing similar experiences. Movement and physical activity contribute to overall health and well-being. Caregivers welcome. Instructor: Jane Gage, Reg. Kinesiologist. Thursdays, 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm April 12 to June 28, 12 classes $78 member, $90 non-member Thursdays, 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm July 5 to August 9, 6 classes $39 member, $45 non-member FREE Trial Class: Osteo Fit Instructor: Jane Gage. See description below. Pre-register. Saturday, April 7 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm

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Osteo Fit NEW Physical activity plays an essential role in the treatment of Osteoporosis by stimulating our bones to maintain structure and strength. When treating Osteoarthritis it is important to ensure proper alignment of joints. Four types of exercise are necessary in the management of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis: strength, posture and core stability, balance and weight bearing. Improving strength, balance and posture reduces the risk of falling. Instructor: Jane Gage, Reg. Kinesiologist. No class May 19. Saturdays, 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm April 14 to June 23, 10 classes $55 member, $65 non-member Saturdays, 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm July 7 to August 11, 6 classes $33 member, $39 non-member FREE Trial Class: Strength and Balance Instructor: Jane Gage. See description below. Pre-register. Saturday, April 7 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm Strength and Balance NEW This strength and balance program focuses on using functional exercises in sitting and standing to improve strength, balance, aerobic activity, posture and body awareness. This program is designed to improve mobility, fitness and fall-risk. Participation in exercise and physical activity contributes to overall health, wellbeing and function. Jane Gage, Reg. Kinesiologist. No class May 19. Saturdays, 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm April 14 to June 23, 10 classes $55 member, $65 non-member Saturdays, 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm July 7 to August 11, 6 classes $33 member, $39 non-member

Drop-in Fitness Opportunities at the Centre: Walking Groups: Monday 1:30 pm, 8:30/9:00 am on the Track Line Dancing: Wednesday 3:00 pm Tap Dancing: Wednesday, Thursday Cycling Group: Wednesday 9:30 am

YOGA, TAI CHI, MEDITATION 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. Instructors: Karen Murtagh (Monday), Jill Davey (Thursday). No class Mondays: May 21, June 11, June 18, July 2. Thursdays: May 17 or June 14. Mondays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am April 9 to July 23, 12 classes $72 member, $84 non-member Thursdays, 9:30 am to 10:30 am April 12 to June 21, 9 classes $58.50 member, $67.50 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 May 21, June 11, June 18, July 2. Mondays, 10:35 am to 12:00 pm April 9 to July 23, 12 classes $102 member, $114 non-member Wednesdays, 9:35 am to 10:35 am April 4 to June 6, 10 classes $65 member, $75 non-member

Wednesdays, 9:35 am to 10:35 am June 27 to August 8, 7 classes $45.50 member, $52.50 non-member Gentle Yoga, Focus on the Spine NEW Many people have or have had back pain. In this class, we will move gently through a variety of movements of the spine for warmups and poses to keep our backs healthy and supple. We will be on the floor on our backs, on hands and knees briefly and seated both on the floor and in a chair with some but minimal standing poses. We will use a chair for support and for some stretches. Bring a yoga mat and a blanket. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh.ca. No class May 21, June 11, June 18, July 2. Mondays, 12:10 pm to 12:55 pm April 9 to July 23, 12 classes $72 member, $84 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 a yoga mat. No class May 14 or May 21. Mondays, 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm April 9 to June 18, 9 classes $72 member, $81 non-member Tai Chi Level 2 Continue to expand upon your Tai Chi knowledge. This level is suitable for those who have taken level 1 or previously studied Tai Chi. Instructor: Christina Graf. We may be offering a summer session of Tai Chi. Let us know if you are interested. Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 10:30 am April 10 to June 26, 12 classes $66 member, $78 non-member

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Tai Chi Level 1 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. We may be offering a summer session. Let us know if interested. Instructor: Christina Graf. Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11:30 am April 10 to May 15, 6 classes $33 member, $39 non-member Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11:30 am May 22 to June 26, 6 classes $33 member, $39 non-member Yoga for Healthy Joints Seated on a chair, we do a yoga routine specifically targeting joint mobility while increasing overall flexibility and strength. Ideal for those new to yoga and experienced yoga practitioners who want a more focused practice. We do the class mostly seated but include some standing postures with the aid of the chair. Bring yoga mat. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh.ca. Wednesdays, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm April 4 to June 6, 10 classes $65 member, $75 non-member Wednesdays, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm June 27 to August 8, 7 classes $45.50 member, $52.50 non-member Thursdays, 12:10 pm to 12:55 pm April 5 to June 7, 10 classes $60 member, $70 non-member Thursdays, 12:10 pm to 12:55 pm June 28 to August 9, 7 classes $42 member, $49 non-member Deepening Dharma Vipassana Meditation class for students that have completed at least one Meditation for Beginners

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series with Jill. Chairs available for sitting. Instructor: Jill Davey. NOTE: If you are new to this class, contact instructor prior to registration jill@riversoundretreat.com. No class May 16. Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 11:00 am April 11 to June 20, 10 classes $85 member, $95 non-member Mindful Intermediate Yoga 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. This class will explore the full 8 limbs of yoga: ethics, postures, breathing, meditation. Instructor: Jill Davey. Yoga mat required. No class May 17 or June 14. Thursdays, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm April 12 to June 21, 9 classes $76.50 member, $85.50 non-member

DANCE FITNESS 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 maraca-like toning sticks (provided). Instructor: Sarah Schleen, licensed Zumba Gold-Toning instructor. Note: Free demo class Friday, March 23 at 10:15 am at Active Living and Retirement Show held at the Sportsplex. Tuesdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am April 3 to June 26, 13 classes $97.50 member, $110.50 non-member Fridays, 10:00 am to 10:45 am April 6 to June 29, 13 classes $97.50 member, $110.50 non-member

Zumba Gold NEW Zumba Gold offers cardiovascular, toning, and balance training. The moves are designed to be easy-tofollow for everyone and you do not need any dance experience to get started. Like regular Zumba, Zumba Gold is exhilarating and effective, offering a full-body workout at a less intense level. Instructor: Sarah Schleen, licensed Zumba Gold instructor. Note: Free demo class Friday, March 23 at 10:15 am at Active Living and Retirement Show held at the Sportsplex. Wednesdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am April 4 to June 27, 13 classes $97.50 member, $110.50 non-member Belly Dance This fun beginner course covers four styles of dance: Oriental, Folklore, Fusion and Tribal. Come comfortably dressed. Instructor: Lise Stewart. No class May 21, July 2 or August 6. Mondays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am April 9 to May 14, 6 classes $39 member, $45 non-member Mondays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am May 28 to July 9, 6 classes $39 member, $45 non-member Mondays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am July 16 to August 27, 6 classes $39 member, $45 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. Thanks to our volunteer instructors. Note: Free demo class Friday, March 23 at 12:30 pm at Active Living and Retirement Show at the Sportsplex. Wednesdays, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Begins in May -and/orThursdays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am Start anytime

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COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY NOTE: It is highly recommended that you bring your own device for most computer classes. One-to-One Computer Assistance Just about everyone with a computer runs into problems. Don’t struggle when there is help available. Sign up for your one hour appointment time with instructor Corie Kelly, MOUS: Microsoft Office User Specialist. Appointments available between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. Saturday, April 14 $28 member, $32 non-member Saturday, May 12 $28 member, $32 non-member Saturday, July 21 $28 member, $32 non-member iPad Learn how to download and install apps on your iPad. Create folders and get organized. Using gestures, browser, email and other tips. Bring your iPad. Instructor: Frank Irvine. Monday, April 16 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Monday, June 25 9:00 am to 11:00 am $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 program? Bring it to the Senior Centre’s Computer Lab and get answers to your questions or help setting an item up. Classes are oneon-one with the instructor allowing you to focus on your specific needs. Instructor: Frank Irvine, will contact you prior to your appointment. Book

your one hour appointment time: $25 member, $29 non-member. Daytime and evening appointments available. 7:00 pm or 8:00 pm Thursday, April 19 Monday, May 7 Monday, May 28 Monday, July 30 Thursday, August 9 9:00 am or 10:00 am Thursday, June 21 Thursday July 19 Monday, August 20 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, April 20 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Friday, June 15 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Friday, August 10 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm $25 member, $29 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. Bring your tablet. Monday, April 30 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Monday, June 18 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member

Thursday, August 30 9:00 am to 11:00 am $25 member, $29 non-member Windows 10 Learn to navigate your way around Windows 10 screens. Learn some of the settings in the new Edge web browser and learn about virtual desktops. Find your settings and learn about the Notification area. Windows 10 must be installed on your device prior to class. Instructor: Frank Irvine. Bring your Windows 10 laptop or tablet. Thursday, May 10 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Monday, August 27 9:00 am to 11:00 am $25 member, $29 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, May 18 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Friday, July 6 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Friday, August 24 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. Bring a camera, smartphone or laptop.

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Thursday, May 24 9:00 am to 11:00 am $25 member, $29 non-member Monday, July 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 It’s time to time sort all those Christmas photos. Create memorable photo albums, wall art or other personalized gifts. Learn how to print projects from websites such as Zehrs, Walmart or Shoppers. Instructor: Frank Irvine. Thursday, May 31 9:00 am to 11:00 am $25 member, $29 non-member Monday July 23 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member

SPECIAL INTEREST NOTE: Refer to the Drop-in Activity section for a list of activity groups offered at the Centre in addition to the following: Creative Writing Group NEW Wednesdays at 10:30 pm. Join us for a fun, casual, creative writing morning. Volunteer Convenor: Linda Kent mcteague1@hotmail.com. Start anytime. Drop-in fee: $1 member, $2 non-member. Wednesdays, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm 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 mi_ch_roy@hotmail. com. Drop-in fee: $1 member, $2 non-member. Tuesdays, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Introduction to Ayurveda, Part 1 Ayurveda, or Knowledge of Life, is the ancient health system of India. Its principles are entirely relevant to your life today and more importantly, to your health and longevity. Come learn some more about this sister science to yoga. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. Wednesday, March 14 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm $15 member, $19 non-member Ayurveda and Your Health, Part 2 After we learn the principles of Ayurveda as a system, we can focus on how to implement what we’ve learned into as-needed wellness tools and super simple daily practices. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. Wednesday, March 28 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm $15 member, $19 non-member Retirement Living: Discovery Bus Tours Are you curious about Retirement Living and what your options are? Join us for a day of learning and fun while we visit Chartwell Royal on Gordon and Wellington Park Residences in Guelph. Accessible transportation and lunch included. Depart from Victoria Park Seniors Centre 9:00 am. Return to the Seniors Centre at 1:30 pm. Space is limited. No charge but please preregister by calling 1.855.461.0685. Two dates to choose from: Tuesday, March 20 -orTuesday, April 24 Craft Workshop: Wooden Paintings In this workshop, Instructor: Bridget Nankivell from Art 120 will provide step by step instructions to complete two handmade 10x10 wooden paintings. Makes a great decorative accent for your home. Add a splash of colour using acrylic

and cottage paint. Stencils provided for the shapes of the birds. No art experience necessary. Cost includes supplies. Drop by the Centre to view the pictures. Monday, March 26 9:30 am to 11:30 am $52 member, $57 non-member Conversational Italian for Beginners: ‘La Bella Lingua Romantica’ This course will be a basic, conversational Italian class with lots of basic phrases to learn and speak every day. You can purchase a simple Italian Phrases Book from instructor for approximately $11 which contains a dictionary. Thanks to volunteer instructor: Al Soligo. Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 11:30 am April 4 to June 6, 10 classes $12 member, $16 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. No class May 22 or 29. Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am April 3 to June 19, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am June 26 to August 28, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member FUNdamentals of Drawing: Intermediate and Advanced Build on your drawing skills in this more advanced class. Instructor: Jim O’Haire. No class May 23 or 30. Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am April 4 to June 20, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member

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Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am June 27 to August 29, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member FUNdamentals of Drawing: Beginner Opportunity to learn the basics of drawing. Good class to start if you have never taken a drawing class before. All you need to start: pencils, paper and a desire to learn. Instructor: Jim O’Haire. No class May 23 or 30. Wednesdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm April 4 to June 20, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member Wednesdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm June 27 to August 29, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member FUNdamentals of Watercolour: Intermediate and Advanced Build on your watercolour skills in this more advanced class. Instructor: Jim O’Haire. No class May 25 or June 1. Fridays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am April 6 to June 22, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member Fridays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am June 29 to August 31, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member Acrylic Painting Learn the fundamentals of acrylic painting including stroke types, techniques and form. Instructor: Roxana Matamoros. Supply list available at registration. All levels welcome. Tuesdays, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm April 3 to June 5, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member Tuesdays, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm June 12 to August 14, 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. Note: new day and time. No class May 21. NEW Mondays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm April 9 to June 4, 8 classes $30 member, $38 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. Tuesday, April 10 9:30 am to 11:30 pm $3 member, $5 non-member Tuesday, August 28 9:30 am to 11:30 pm $3 member, $5 non-member Interactive & Fun Beginner Spanish Lessons NEW Learn common phrases, basic grammar, and conversational skills for Latin America and Spain, while being immersed in a fun and engaging learning environment. Joanna is a Certified Ontario Teacher who majored in Hispanic Studies at Trent University, obtained her Intermediate/Advanced Spanish Diploma from the DELE Cervantes Institute of Spain, and most recently, completed six Interpreter Training Courses. She has taught over 80 new language-learners to date. Come on out and enjoy learning a new language, meeting new friends, and joining in the fun. Wednesdays, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm April 11 to May 2, 4 classes $80 member, $90 non-member

Wednesdays, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm May 9 to May 30, 4 classes $80 member, $90 non-member Wednesdays, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm June 6 to June 27, 4 classes $80 member, $90 non-member Introduction to Essentials and Your Essential Oil Medicine Cabinet Come and learn about using essential oils in your day-to-day life and for your health. First we will learn about essential oil safety, their many uses and then we will focus on using them for your health. Essential oils can help boost our immune system, ward off viruses, aid good sleep, digestive issues, pain management...and more. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. Wednesday, April 18 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm $23 member, $27 non-member Essential Oil Blending: Making Roller Bottles NEW Having first taken the Intro to Essential Oils Workshop, we will dive in deeper and learn about the art of blending and blending for specific purposes. We will experiment with different combinations and then make our own roller bottle and bath salts. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. $5 supply fee to instructor at class. Wednesday, May 16, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm $23 member, $27 non-member How to Take Charge of Your Life Learn some powerful NLP techniques. NeuroLinguistic Programming is a system to think and communicate in a more effective way. In part one, you will learn: how to change negative self-talk, get rid of bad memories, eliminate limiting personal beliefs and amplify positive feelings. Instructor: Gloria Nye, NLP Practitioner

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Thursday, April 19 9:00 am to 12:00 pm $17 member, $22 non-member How to Build a Successful Life In part two of NLP you will learn to: ask yourself the right questions, change unhelpful behavioural patterns and unwanted emotional states, change old defeating programs and create the life you want. Instructor: Gloria Nye, NLP Practitioner. Thursday, April 26 9:00 am to 12:00 pm $17 member, $22 non-member Indian Cooking Join Deepti for four weekly, two hour cooking lessons to discover how to make a variety of Indian dishes. Each week will focus on one aspect: appetizers, lunch dishes, vegetarian meals and meat dishes. Learn about some of the most commonly used spices in Indian cooking. We will eat what we make. Bring an apron and containers for possible leftovers. Note: No class April 27. Fridays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am April 20 to May 18, 4 classes $92 member, $102 non-member Painting Workshops Bridget Nankivell from Art 120 will provide step by step instructions to complete a 16x20 canvas painting. No experience necessary. It doesn’t matter if you have never picked up a paint brush. Join us for a little creative fun. Drop by the Centre to view any of the pictures. April 23 Beach Life, May 7 Northern Sunset, June 18 Rustic Barn Board Flag, July 16 Summer Silhouette. Each workshop fee: $36 member, $40 non-member. Includes all supplies. Monday, April 23 10:45 am to 12:45 pm Monday, May 7 10:45 am to 12:45 pm

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Monday, June 18 10:45 am to 12:45 pm Monday, July 16 9:30 to 11:30 am FREE Trial Class: Mixed Media Instructor: Roxana Matamoros. See description below. Supply list for the trial class available at registration. Monday, April 23 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Mixed Media Art NEW Mixed media is such a broad, allencompassing topic that it is easy to become overwhelmed before you even start experimenting. Even the most inexperienced beginner will develop a new appreciation for the art form which allows you to explore collage, drawing, altering photos, painting, altered found objects, storytelling, composition and more. Instructor: Roxana Matamoros will take the mystery out of mixed media and help you get started. No class May 21, July 2 or August 6 Mondays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm April 30 to July 16, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member Mondays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm July 23 to August 27, 5 classes $43 member, $48 non-member Creating Characters that Come Alive Learn how to research for characters, build a character study with archetypes, how to use dialogue to make them come alive, how to use showing and not telling, how to use these items to create protagonists, antagonists and all supporting characters. First person or third person presentation? Will you present characters in the present or past tense? Finally, naming your character. Instructor: Marilyn Kleiber. No class May 21 Mondays, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm May 7 to May 28, 3 classes

$89 member, $99 non-member Techniques for Writing Great Dialogue Basics and some advance techniques to: expand a character’s personality, show readers what’s happening instead of just telling them, use of slang and contractions, filler words and accents (to use them or not), beats, making each character sound unique, where and when to use or not use dialogue tags, adverbs in your dialogue. Instructor: Marilyn Kleiber. Saturday, May 12 9:00 am to 3:00 pm $89 member, $99 non-member The Bones of a Story Examine the creation of a story from beginning to end, with an indepth look at the basic starting point of the premise. Includes: seven major bones of a story, designing characters, web of the story, creating the world the characters live, conflicts and resolutions, how and why the hero changed. Learn key points the story should touch and then transfer into a chapter by chapter outline. This story skeleton will enable the beginning writer a jump start in their skills and allow an established writer to discover new abilities to add to their writing prowess. Instructor: Marilyn Kleiber. Tuesdays, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm June 5 to July 24, 8 classes $140 member, $150 non-member The Option Method This is a helpful tool to aid you in discovering what your role is in your happiness and unhappiness. Our beliefs about who we are determine how we react or respond to people, situations and challenges. Learn how to use a powerful set of questions which can help you break down barrier beliefs that have come between you and your happiness. Instructor: Gloria Nye, Option Life

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Coach. Thursday, June 14 9:00 am to 12:00 pm $17 member, $22 non-member Bocce Join in this classic Italian game, which is another form of lawn bowling. All equipment supplied. Played outside in Victoria Park. A great form of gentle exercise and fun for all. Led by volunteer instructor: Al Soligo. Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 11:30 am July 4 to August 29, 9 weeks $9 member, $18 non-member Learn Critiquing to Advance your own Writing Skills Improve your writing by reading and critiquing stories. For those who are already writing and want to learn to give helpful critiques to fellow writers and receive critiques from others. Discover the ability to judge the best types of helpful hints from your fellow students. Bring a story (max. 1000 words) to first class with 7 copies. Learn from your fellow students and instructor: Marilyn Kleiber. Thursdays, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm July 5 to July 26, 4 classes $118 member, $128 non-member How to Self-Publish Your Novel, Poetry or Memoirs This course covers options a new author has for self-publishing. Actual options such as total self-publishing or with help, programs to use, formatting, cover options, finding outside help, information to make books available on Amazon, tax help and what you need to know, print or digital. Knowing the options will help a new author take the appropriate steps to getting that book finally published. Instructor: Marilyn Kleiber.

Tuesdays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm August 7 to August 14, 2 classes $89 member, $99 non-member Succulent Terrarium Instructor Bridget Nankivell from Art 120 guides you through the process of creating your own tranquil garden. Glass container, your choice of two succulents, colourful gravel, layering supplies and decorative add-ons will be included in this workshop. Feel free to bring your own decorative add-ons to personalize your beautiful succulent garden. Drop by the Centre to view this creation. Monday, August 13 9:30 am to 11:30 am $48 member, $55 non-member Save $ By Self Editing Like A Professional Editing fees can be expensive, unless a writer has certain skills to reduce the amount of time an editor has to spend with a manuscript. This course will give a new writer sufficient skills to do a reasonable pre-edit on any manuscript: content and continuity, grammar, punctuation, tenses, judicious use of adverbs and adjectives, should dialogue be written in an accent? Instructor: Marilyn Kleiber. Tuesdays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm August 21 to August 28, 2 classes $89 member, $99 non-member

SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS NOTE: Even though payment is not required ahead of time for seminars and workshops, please register or book an appointment in advance. Payment accepted at the door.

Go Green! It’s all about green around St. Patrick’s Day! Join Kelly, your instore dietitian for an interactive session to learn about and try some green foods! Pre-register at the Senior Centre. Registered individuals will then meet Kelly at the Customer Service Desk at Zehrs Markets Fergus (800 Tower St., S). No charge. Friday March 16 10:00 am to 11:00 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 mathbased: anyone can do it. Great for exercising the brain. Thanks to volunteer Bud Fauteux for leading these monthly sessions. Held Fridays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. $1 member, $3 non-member. March 16, April 13, May 11 June 15, July 20, August 10 Losing Weight and Improving Your Health with the Paleo Diet Have you ever wondered what the Paleo diet is and how can it help improve your health along with causing weight loss? Dr. Nicole Bobala ND, Naturopathic Doctor at Shift Family Health Centre helps to explain this popular dieting style: why some foods are acceptable and why others may be negatively impacting your health. At the end of the seminar you will know whether or not this diet is appropriate for you. In addition, she will provide tips and tricks to help make this diet a manageable lifestyle change. Monday, March 19 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member

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Wills, Powers of Attorneys and Living Wills Excellent opportunity to have your questions answered by a lawyer who drafts testamentary documents and administers estates. This participation-oriented seminar will focus on Wills, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills. Discuss strategies to minimize Estate Administration Tax (more commonly referred to as Probate Fees) and basic components of sound Estate Planning. Your questions are encouraged throughout. Presented by Nate Martin, a lawyer with SmithValeriote LLP in Fergus. Held at VPSC’s Active Living and Retirement Show at the Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus. Friday, March 23 at 10:30 am No charge Get Your Money! Understanding Ontario’s Tax Credits and Benefits for Individuals and Families: Ontario Ministry of Finance Are you and your family members receiving all of the Ontario tax credits and benefits you are entitled to? Are you familiar with government programs and resources that help all Ontarians, including seniors, parents, and people with disabilities? Do you know you must file your tax return each year, even if you don’t owe any tax, to qualify for many credits, benefits, and programs? If you answered NO to any of these questions, you may benefit from attending. Presented by Jeremy Bertrand, Tax Advisory Specialist, Ministry of Finance. Held at VPSC’s Active Living and Retirement Show at the Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus. Friday, March 23 at 11:45 am No charge

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Frauds and Scams: Presented by the OPP Learn about the top five frauds and scams, trends and how to protect yourself. Learn how to recognize and avoid common scams. Presented by OPP Constable Marylou Schwindt, Media Relations and Community Safety Officer. Held at VPSC’s Active Living and Retirement Show at the Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus. Friday, March 23 at 1:00 pm 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 your 30 minute appointment prior to the clinic by calling the Centre. Thanks to volunteer Richard Stewart for running this clinic. $1 member or $3 non-member. Tuesday, March 27 Fit Minds: Brain Health Program An intellectual program that gives older adults’ cognitive skills a workout. Join us for a monthly session to engage in stimulating activities to improve your brain health by participating in games and activities that will boost your mental process while having fun. Thanks to Chartwell Retirement Residences for sponsoring this program. Held the last Thursday of the month from 3:00 to 3:45 pm. No charge. March 29, April 26, May 31, June 28, July 26 & August 30 Starting the Conversation about Retirement Living: For you or your Loved One A collection of insightful advice and information to help you make the best retirement living choice for you, in order to ensure a smooth transition. At this session you will learn: how to raise the question with a loved one, what you need to

know to choose the right residence, how to manage the family intervention and who can help you with this process. Presented by: Nicole Dupuis, Retirement Living Consultant, Chartwell Royal On Gordon. Thursday, April 5 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Tips on Longevity Please join Carmen Micu from Soothe - Longevity Clinic, as she goes through self-massage and natural remedy benefits for seniors with cardiovascular diseases, degenerative disorders and other geriatric issues. This presentation will provide an overview of therapies and valuable tips that can improve quality of life. Two dates to choose from. Friday, April 6 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member -orFriday, June 1 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Low Sugar, No Sugar, Sugar Substitutes Cooking Class Join us for this delicious hands-on cooking demonstration with volunteers Sherry and Rosie. Sample new recipes and flavours. Be sure to register ahead. Bring an apron. Monday, April 9 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Travel Insurance Having to set up a Go Fund Me page to cover medical emergency expenses while traveling is not a plan. If you are traveling out of Ontario, you need coverage. Are you hosting family and friends visiting Canada? Understand how you can ensure your guests are protected from the moment they touch down. Grandkids heading to camp or backpacking Europe? Give them the invaluable gift of insurance. Join Diane Cook TPI Travel to unfold and understand the

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truths of travel insurance. If you have specific questions you would like covered contact Diane in advance dcook@tpi.ca or 226.9879.5751. Friday, April 13 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Focus on Fats Not all fats are created equal. Some fats are promoted for health benefits while others are actually detrimental to our health. If you are confused about which fats to include and which to avoid this session is for you. Join Kelly, your in-store dietitian for an interactive store tour to learn all about fats. Pre-register at the Senior Centre. Registered individuals will then meet Kelly at the Customer Service Desk at Zehrs Markets Fergus (800 Tower St., S). No charge. Friday, April 13 10:00 am to 11:00 am How are the Bees Doing? Join Paul Kelly, Research and Apiary Manager with the Honey Bee Research Centre, University of Guelph for this interesting talk where he will discuss some of the activities of the 123 year old beekeeping program at the University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Centre. He will then talk about some of the ups and downs in the bee world and what we can all do to help bees. He will have honey available. Monday, April 16 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Confident Conversations & Careplanning As a careplanner, you are responsible for so many roles in the caregiving for your loved one. Dealing with the 8 areas of Whoa! (managing housing and medical needs, legal and financial decisions, family dynamics, legacy planning, taking care of yourself and finding lifestyle balance), it can become overwhelming. Discuss the key conversations to have, what situations you can plan for,

and where to find the resources available to help you become more confident. Facilitators: Sheri Copplestone and Janice Bacon of Confident Careplanners Inc. Includes workbook/handout, refreshments and door prizes. No charge. Monday, April 23 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Friday, April 27 at 10:30 am 2) A homeopathic first aid kit: Arsenicum: the remedy of kings Other digestive remedies discussed. Friday, May 18 at 10:30 am 3) A homeopathic first aid kit: Feeling like the tin man: Rhus-tox Other joint remedies discussed. Friday, June 22 at 10:30 am

Learn to Play Bid Euchre Learn 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, contact the Seniors Centre. Sessions held the last Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am. $1 member, $3 non-member. April 24, May 29, June 26 July 31, August 28

Preserving Your Family Photographs Are you the keeper of the family photo album? We will examine causes of deterioration and provide simple recommendations for the conservation and care of historical photographs. The preservation of contemporary digital images will also be discussed. Presented by Patty Whan, Conservator and Karen Wagner, Archivist from the Wellington County Museum & Archives. Monday, April 30 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member

When things don’t go as planned: Stroke Recovery Set Backs Stroke recovery isn’t always smooth and things don’t always go as planned. Know that the situation can get better and there are alternatives. By learning to adapt, you can feel more in control. Join this session with other caregivers and survivors to find out options available outside of your original plans. Presented by the Centre Wellington Stroke Recovery Community Program. No charge. Friday, April 27 9:30 am to 10:30 am Homeopathic Seminars Presented by Marg Gollinger, Holistic Health Practitioner. $1 members, $3 non-members (donated to the Centre). For individual appointment call 519.846.5574. 1) A homeopathic first aid kit: Arnica and Trauma Excellent start to a homeopathic first aid kit. Discuss implications in treating new or old traumas, physical or emotional.

Who will speak for you, if you can’t speak for yourself? Advance Care Planning What does personal care include? What decisions might a Substitute Decision Maker be asked for? Who decides if you are capable or incapable? This interactive course is facilitated by Marsha Wolowich, 44 years nursing experience working in critical care units, VON community nurse and nurse educator at Conestoga College, Hospital Educator and 11 years as Wellington County’s Palliative Care Consultant. Highly recommended by previous participants. Thursdays, 10:00 am to 11:30 am May 3 & May 10, 2 classes $2 member, $6 non-member Hospice Wellington Palliative Care Services in Guelph and Wellington County Please join us to learn more about Hospice Wellington Residential and Community Programs including

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residence care, one to one volunteer support, art therapy, grief and bereavement and integrated wellness services such as Therapeutic Touch®. Presented by: Rachel Hobson, Hospice Wellington, Integrated Wellness Coordinator and Pat Hock, Hospice Wellington volunteer and Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario practitioner. This event is part of CARE150 Therapeutic Touch Awareness Week. No charge. Monday, May 7 9:30 am to 11:30 am Food Handling Safety Seminar This session should be attended by all volunteers who prepare or handle food at the Seniors Centre (i.e. lunches, dishwashing, making coffee, special events). Presented by Mary Machnacky, Health Inspector with the Public Health Unit, who will discuss kitchen and food safety and demonstrate proper hand washing with the glow-germ (black light hand washing display) Note: Not a Food Handlers Certificate Course. Thursday, May 17 9:30 am to 10:30 am No charge Pedorthics: Preventing Surgical Intervention for Arthritis In 2016, 20.6% of Canadians over 15 years of age reported they had been diagnosed with arthritis, with the majority of this population over 50 years of age. That’s 6.1 million people! Arthritis comes in a variety of forms and can affect various joints, including toes, knees and hips. Laura Van den Borre, Canadian Certified Pedorthist at Shift: A Family Health Centre, will discuss how pedorthic treatment can help reduce pain and prevent surgical intervention. Be prepared to show off those bare feet, as we are going to do some group foot exercises. Thursday, May 24 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member

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When the words in your head don’t come out: Communication and Language Some stroke survivors develop aphasia, a speech and language impairment that can affect understanding, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Aphasia usually presents at its worst immediately after the stroke and over time most improve a little, while some improve a lot. Learn from stroke survivor peer mentors to use helpful strategies to navigate communication with others to get back to daily activities independently. Presented by the Centre Wellington Stroke Recovery Community Program. No charge. Friday, May 25 9:30 am to 10:30 am Mediterranean Diet Want to better manage your cholesterol or blood pressure, but not sure where to start? Join your Zehrs in-store dietitian Kelly for this hands-on nutrition workshop. Discover the Mediterranean diet and what it can do for you. Learn tips and tricks on what foods to include in your diet and how to decode nutrition labels. Sample a tasty heart-healthy meal and take home heart-health resources. Pre-register at the Senior Centre. Registered individuals will then meet Kelly at the Customer Service Desk at Zehrs Markets Fergus (800 Tower St., S). Friday, May 25 11:00 am to 12:00 pm The Ketogenic Diet and You: Weight Loss, Type 2 Diabetes and More The ketogenic diet (also known as the very low carbohydrate diet) has exploded in popularity, but what is it and how can it help you? It has been used for those with diabetes, cancer care, high blood pressure, brain healing, poor memory, and more. When significantly lowering carbohydrates in the diet, the body switches from glucose to ketones

for fuel which can greatly help with weight loss. Learn how to do this safely with Dr. Nicole Bobala ND, the Naturopathic Doctor at Shift Family Health Centre. Discuss the latest research and how to incorporate it into your lifestyle. Monday, May 28 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Basic Bicycle Maintenance Discuss: bicycle safety and rules of the road, different types of bicycles, equipment and gear for safe, enjoyable riding, with a hands-on demonstration of basic bicycle maintenance. Thanks to volunteer presenter Rick Goodfellow, retired owner of Salem Cyclery. Session held outside in Victoria Park (or inside the Seniors Centre if raining). Monday, May 28 at 11:30 am No charge Smart Start to Mutual Funds This presentation is for individual investors that are looking to gain a better understand of mutual fund products and how they can be an integral part of a portfolio. Presented by Ben Henry, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Thursday, May 31 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Exploring Canada Rough and Rugged Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Passage, Churchill Manitoba with the Polar Bears, NWT and Yukon, Haida Gwaii, Baffin Island and Artic Safaris. Join Diane Cook of TPI Travel as we look at the expedition travel options to explore our own breathtaking country. Remote and authentic experiences on land, sea and ice. Nature up close and personal. If you have specific questions you would like covered contact Diane in advance dcook@tpi. ca or 226.9879.5751. Friday, June 8 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member

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All about Oils Do you ever walk down the oil aisle and feel overwhelmed? You’re not alone, with so many oils to choose from it is easy to get confused. Join Zehrs in-store dietitian Kelly for this interactive store tour in the oil aisle to learn differences between oils, which you should be using and for what. Pre-register at the Senior Centre. Registered individuals will then meet Kelly at the Customer Service Desk at Zehrs Markets Fergus (800 Tower St., S). Friday, June 8 10:00 am to 10:45 am The 10 Warning Signs and What to Do About Them This talk looks at the 10 warning signs for dementia, and each sign has a short 2 to 4 minute movie of a person living with dementia, who speaks to how they cope with that particular issue in their lives. This presentation is very personal and practical. There will a discussion time and handouts. Presented by Robin Smart, Public Education Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. Friday, June 15 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Genealogy 101 Join in this presentation for a guide through the basics steps to getting started on your family tree using both print and online resources. Presented by Karen Wagner, Archivist from the Wellington County Museum & Archives. Monday, June 25 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Stroke Recovery: Social Interaction and Recreation Stroke Awareness Month is here. Join us for a lively conversation and socialization learning about stroke and all the activities this community provides Presented by the Centre Wellington Stroke Recovery

Community Program. No charge. Friday, June 29 9:30 am to 10:30 am Hearing Screening Clinic The Canadian Hearing Society presents a free hearing screening clinic 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 30 minute appointment by calling the Seniors Centre. No charge. Friday, July 13 Appointments available: 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. Friday, July 20 9:00 am to 12:30 pm $1 member, $3 non-member Aging-in-Place and Home Safety What does Aging-In-Place mean to you? How to make small changes to your home and lifestyle so that you can stay where you are living, safely and comfortably. From Universal Design and Accessibility Options to discussions on the overall risk of falling. Presented by Laura Greenway-Balnar, R.N., B.A.Sc., owner, Right at Home Canada, Certified Aging in Place Specialist. Monday, July 23 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Stroke Recovery: Summer Time Picnic Join us for some fresh air and good food. During this meeting we will look at local spots where survivors

and caregivers can enjoy, maneuver barrier free and take in some exercise together. Presented by the Centre Wellington Stroke Recovery Community Program. No charge. Friday, July 27 9:30 am to 10:30 am Rules of the Road Financial Seminar Topics covered include: The most common investing mistakes and how to avoid them, investing strategies to help reach long-term goals, and what can be done now to prepare and live in retirement. Presented by Ben Henry, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Friday, July 27 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Stroke Recovery: How’s Your Driving? Are you interested in getting your driver’s license back after a stroke? Join us for a conversation regarding system navigation. Presented by the Centre Wellington Stroke Recovery Community Program. No charge. Friday, August 31 9:30 am to 10:30 am

SPECIAL EVENTS Homemade Lunches & BBQs Lunch is served every Wednesday at 12:00 pm at the Centre. On some Wednesdays, we host homemade fundraising lunches prepared by Program Committee volunteers. See dates below. Full menus listed in monthly calendar. $8 members, $9 non-members unless otherwise stated. Reservations recommended. Stay for one of the many afternoon drop-in activities after lunch. All proceeds support the Centre. March 14 St. Patrick’s Day Stew $10 member, $12 non-member March 28 Easter Ham Lunch $10 member, $12 non-member April 4 Surprise $5 Lunch May 2 Roast Pork Lunch

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May 16 Victoria Day BBQ May 30 BBQ June 13 Seniors’ Month $5 BBQ June 20 Deepti’s Indian BBQ $10 member, $12 non-member July 11 Homemade Menu TBD July 25 BBQ August 1 Salads & Sandwiches $7 member, $8 non-member August 8 BBQ August 29 Ham and Salad Plate Active Living and Retirement Show FREE! Visit VPSC’s 11th annual one-day event held at the CW Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave, Fergus. See over 50 exhibitor booths on 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. FREE: chair massages, light refreshments, fitness classes, seminars and more. Schedule on front page of the Seniors Section. Friday, March 23 10:00 am to 2:00 pm New Members’ Talk and Tours Discover new activities and opportunities at Victoria Park Seniors Centre to make the most of your retirement years. Meet other new members, volunteers and staff. Take a tour, enjoy refreshments and learn about programs and services available to you. Sessions held on the 2nd Monday of the month at 10:00 am (excluding July and August). See dates below. Or contact the Centre to schedule a tour anytime. No charge. April 9, May 14 or June 11 Musical Entertainment: New Horizons Jazz Performance Ensemble New Horizons Jazz Performance Ensemble plays a variety of jazz styles for your listening pleasure.

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The swinging style of Ellington, the modern style of Horace Silver and the beautiful songs of Jerome Kern. The New Horizons Music Program provides an entry point to music for adults who have little or no musical experience. Enjoy refreshments. Friday, April 13 at 1:30 pm By donation at the door Spring Swing Dance to great live music performed by The Greytones at the Elora Legion. All welcome. Dance the night away to the music of Elvis, Roy Orbinson, Ricky Nelson, Garth Brooks, Patsty Cline and other country and pop artists from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s. Cash bar. Snacks available. All proceeds go to Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Contact the Seniors Centre for tickets 519.846.9691 x204. Tickets also available at the door. Saturday, April 14 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Tickets: $10 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast Volunteers are an integral part of the success and vibrancy of our Centre. To celebrate all our volunteers, Victoria Park Seniors Centre’s volunteers will be invited to the annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast at the Grand River Raceway. Tuesday, April 17 at 9:15 am Wii Bowl for Kids Sake Join in a fun of Wii Bowling at VPSC while raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington. Sign up for your 1 hour timeslot (as an individual or team of 4) at the Seniors Centre. Bring a minimum donation of $20 or collect pledges. Team snacks and music will be provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters. Want to practice? Join the weekly Wii Bowling drop-in group at VPSC on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm.

Friday, April 20 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (book 1 hour timeslot) $20 minimum donation Tan Jay Fashion Show See the new spring fashions from Tan Jay and Alia including regular, plus and petite sizes. Refreshments and door prizes included. Note early bird ticket deadline. We are looking for volunteers to model the clothes. All proceeds support the Centre. Friday, April 27 at 1:30 pm $7 members, $8 non by April 20 $8 members, $9 non after Musical Entertainment: New Horizons Band Special musical performance by the New Horizons Band of Guelph. Enjoy the sounds of a 30-piece brass and woodwind band with refreshments afterwards. The New Horizons Music Program provides an entry point to music for adults who have little or no musical experience. Friday, May 25 at 1:30 pm By donation at the door Seniors’ Month Celebration Join us in the celebration of June is Seniors’ Month with a memorable afternoon of entertainment by the Centre’s talented choir and ukulele band: The Melody Makers. Enjoy refreshments including a celebration cake with ice cream. All welcome. Monday, June 4 at 1:30 pm By donation at the door Seniors Month $5 BBQ Lunch Celebrate Seniors’ Month by joining us for a delicious BBQ lunch. Thanks to Heritage River Retirement Residence for subsidizing the cost of the lunch. All welcome. Wednesday, June 13 at 12:00 pm $5 for everyone

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Poker Walk Celebrate Seniors’ Month with an enjoyable morning to promote fun, physical activity. At five designated stops, receive a playing card. At the end of the walk we will see who has the best poker hand. No poker playing experience needed. Walking two kilometers on a pre-determined route led by our fitness instructor. Prizes! Walking poles available. Everyone can participate, even if you cannot go on the walk. No charge. Monday, June 18 at 10:30 am Strawberry Social Celebrate Seniors’ Month! Join in a fun afternoon of toe-tapping music with the Centre’s talented guitar band: The Country Classics. Enjoy fresh Ontario strawberries with shortcake and ice cream after the show. Note early bird ticket deadline. Tuesday, June 26 at 2:00 pm $6 by June 15 or $7 after Peach Social Join us for our 16th Annual Peach Social fundraiser and have a peach of a day! Frozen homemade peach pies for sale. Stay for lunch and enjoy fresh baked peach pie or peach shortcake for dessert. Browse the handcrafted items made by our Craft and Quilting Group, take home some delicious home baking or try your luck at the silent auction. Saturday, August 18 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

OTHER INFORMATION WANTED: YOUR IDEA • 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 skill you would like to teach others?

Please call 519.846.9691 x278

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.

NEW PROGRAMS

REFUNDS

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.

Did you know that if you pay by 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 9 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.

EMERGENCY CLOSINGS If classes are unexpectedly cancelled, we will contact all participants by phone or email to notify of the cancellation.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES • Program Committee

• Special Events

This committee plans and organizes special event fundraisers for the Centre. Meets monthly on the first Monday of the month at 10:15 am.

Volunteers needed to help with food preparation, planning and organization, set up and clean up.

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Centre Wellington Community Guide Spring 2018  

A guide to Centre Wellington's sports and leisure activities. Featuring programs offered at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex, Victoria Senio...

Centre Wellington Community Guide Spring 2018  

A guide to Centre Wellington's sports and leisure activities. Featuring programs offered at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex, Victoria Senio...