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THEATRE Stars of Pop
Tributes to your favourite stars including: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber & Selena Gomez. September 25, 2011 @ 2 PM Grinder Productions presents
The 18 Carat Bumpkin
October 14 @ 8 PM • October 15, 2011 @ 2 & 8 PM
for you. for us.
2011- 2012 Elora Community Theatre presents its 3 show series for 2011 - 2012 Buy all 3 shows for $51
The Best Christmas The Johnny Cash Tribute Pageant Ever Bill Culp presents
With special guest June Carter Cash Performed by Jim & Pam Yorfuda October 22, 2011 @ 8 PM Not So Grand Players presents
November 25-27 • December 1-3, 2011
Feb 17-19 • Feb 23-25, 2012
Pack Up Your Troubles Cheaper By The Dozen A WWII musical comedy. November 9-12, 2011 @ 8 PM Bill Culp presents
Patsy Cline: The Legend
May 4-6 • May 10-12, 2012
On SAlE nOw!
Starring Marie Botrell To find out more about any of
November 13, 2011 @ 2 PM
Vision Productions presents two great shows for 2011 - 2012
A Christmas Story
December 15-17 @ 8 PM • December 18, 2011 @ 2 PM
An Unexpected Guest
An Agatha Christie Mystery
March 29 - April 1, 2012
these shows, visit our website:
www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca To purchase tickets for any of these shows, visit us online or call the
Box Office at 519 787 1981 Fergus Grand Theatre can host your next event. For rental info, contact Kerry at 519 787 1981
YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAM IS BACK THIS FALL! FREE sports for kids 10-14 years old
Look for us at the Leisure Show
COMMUNITY Community Contact List Centre Wellington Events Elora Centre for the Arts Fergus Grand Theatre FITNESS Fitness Classes Weight Room
ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH | ADULT | SENIORS REGISTRATION STARTS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24TH
Centre Wellington is blessed with the Elora Cataract Trailway, a wonderful place to walk, run or bike while enjoying the visual splendor of fall. For the Hike the Trail schedule please turn to the inside back cover.
Contact Julie Katerberg 519.846.9013
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AQUATICS: How to register
Registration Form General Pool Information Swimming Admittance & Supervision Admission Prices Pool Swim Schedule Pool Aquafit Schedule Lesson Descriptions (preschool) Red Cross Program Structure (kids) Swimming Lesson Schedule - Fall 1 Swimming Lesson Schedule - Fall 2 Specialty Programs Advanced Leadership Lifeguard Opportunities
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ADULT/SENIORS Victoria Park Seniors Centre Programs
community contact List HELP Ambulance (Admin.) 843-5909 Animal Control, Jo Alans 843-7734 Blue Cross 1-800-873-2583 Centre Wellington Hydro 843-2900 Centre Well. Township Office 846-9691 Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 Distress Centre Well/Dufferin 1-888-821-3760 Fire - Administration 843-1950 Fire - Public Safety Officer 843-1950 Groves Hospital Volunteer Assoc. 843-2010 Groves Memorial Hospital 843-2010 Health Unit, Well/Duff/Guelph 846-2715 Highway Info (Winter) 1-888-638-9899 Hydro Emergency in Fergus & Elora 827-8588or827-8589 Kid’s Help Line 1-800-668-6868 OPP - 24 hrs 1-800-310-1122 OPP - Admin 856-1506 Poison Information 1-800-268-9017 Rural Womens Support Programme 843-6834 Sewer Emergency 1-888-886-9281 St. John Ambulance, Les Morrison 846-8704 The Door Youth Centre 787-0925 GENERAL INFORMATION B.I.A Office, Elora 846-2563 B.I.A Office, Fergus 787-1384 Centre for Environmental Excellence 846-0841 C.W. Comm. Sportsplex - Fergus 843-2800 Elora Information Centre 846-9841 Elora Community Centre 843-2800 Fergus Information Centre 226-383-3000 Post Office, Elora 846-5681 Post Office, Fergus 843-1730 Wellington Cty. Library, Elora Branch 846-0190 Wellington Cty. Library, Fergus Branch 843-1180 Wellington Cty. Library, Aboyne Branch 846-0918 ARTS & CULTURE C.W. Childrens Drama, Sara Dunbar C.W. Singers, Suzanne Bielmann C.W. Youth Band, Brent Rowan Elora Arts Council, Riki Weiland Elora Cataract Trail, Raymond Soucy Elora Centre for the Arts Elora Community Theatre, B. Allan-Hill Elora Festival Elora Festival Singers Elora & Salem Horticulture, C. LaCroix Elora Writers Festival, Shirley Smith Fergus Brass Band, Dale Campbell Fall Fair Board, Ted Kent Fergus Grand Theatre Fergus Horticultural, Helen Lacroix Fergus Pipe Band, Cindy Lindsay Fergus Scottish Festival Fergus Truck Show Grand Celtic Pipe Band, C. MacDonald Grinder Productions, Eric Goudie Kindermusik Music for Young Children
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Neighbour Woods, Toni Ellis Not so Grand Players, Judy Faires On the Spot Productions, Paul Faires Performance Studios Puppets Elora, Annerose Schmidt Village Idiot Productions Vision Theatre Productions Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington Wellington Cty. Museum & Archives Wellington Waterloo Playhouse, A. Argue
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CLUBS & LODGES Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Cynthia Noel Belwood Hall (for bookings) Belwood Lions Club, Parry Frank Bridge Club, Don McNiven Brownies, Sparks,Fergus, M. Skerritt Brownies, Sparks, Elora, Cathy Bruder Centre Wellington Rotary, Sarah Jacobs Centre Well. Women’s Events Comm Elora Lions Club, Tom Waind Fergus & District Kinsmen, Chris Lloyd Fergus Lioness, Darlene Heffernan Fergus Lions Club, Claude Lacroix First Fergus Scouting, Grant Townsend G.R.C.A., Belwood, Derek Strub G.R.C.A., Elora, Dan Morden Guides, Pathfinders, Elora, Cathy Bruder Guides, Pathfinders, Fergus, M. Skerritt IODE, Shelagh McRae Masonic Lodge, Elora, Chris Brown Masonic Lodge, Fergus, Mike Blazek Mercer Masonic Lodge, David Chance Optimist Club of C.W. Fergus, G. Bailey Optimist Club, Elora, Shirley Giesel Opti-Mrs., Rose Shaw Order of Eastern Star, Muriel Brown Probus Club of CW, Donna Allcock Rebelah Lodge, Elora, Ann Warren Rotary Club, Jeff Ostic Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 229 Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 275 Senior Transit Senior Transit, Bus Rental The Door Youth Centre Victoria Park Seniors Centre Welcome Wagon, Helen Marucci Women’s Institute, Doreen Ecclestone
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SUPPORT SERVICES Big Brothers & Big Sister of Centre Well Block Parents, Elora - call OPP Block Parents, Fergus - call OPP Cancer Society, David Mitchell Centre Wellington Food Bank Community Resource Centre of N&Cwell Community Mental Health Continuing Education Family & Children Services Meals on Wheels Spark of Brilliance, P. McCulloch
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DANCE INSTRUCTION Belly Dance with Voula Celtic Thunder, Irish Dancing Clickin Country Cloggers, S. Patterson Elora Grand Squares Fergus/Elora Dance DD Ballroom Dance Group, D. Dube Grand River Dance Academy MacDonald School of Scottish Arts M. Matthews Highland Dance Scottish Country Dancing Square Dancing, Valerie Kampf Tilt Your Kilt Highland Dancd
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SPORTS & LEISURE Badminton Club, Ross Langlands 843-3246 Ball Hockey, Cary Valedis 846-2983 Baton Club - Superstars, Krista DiStasi 994-0639 Basketball CW Celtics, Paul Rooney 787-1092 Beach Volleyball, Tom Woods 787-1945 Belwood Sailing Club, Margaret Hull 821-9972 Break Away Sports, Julie Katerberg 846-9013 Cheerleading - Bears 226-971-1614 Curling Club, Elora 846-0440 Curling Club, Fergus 843-2641 Cycling Club, Nick Bachinski 787-0441 Fergus Model Flyers, Don Martin 843-3153 Football, Chris Brown 787-0554 Friends of the Grand, Larry MacGratton 843-3102 Grand River Girls Hockey, Barry McKerracher 843-6218 Gymnastics Club, Ross Langlands 843-3246 In-door Soccer 843-3360 In-Line Hockey, Doug Wagenaar 843-1246 Kayak Club, Wayne Donison 400-0858 Men’s Three Pitch, Elora, Ashley Woods 787-1888 Men’s Three Pitch, Fergus, P. Wallace 843-5047 Men’s Three Pitch, Fergus, D.Parkinson 846-5699 Mill Ridge Pony Club 787-0664 Minor HardBall, Elora& Fergus, Gerry Hill 846-8911 Minor Hockey , C.W., Mike Von Massow 846-8610 Minor Lacrosse, C.W., Stephanie Klages 843-5279 Minor Ball, Alma, Robert Held 848-5599 Minor Softball, Fergus, Jeanne Dalton 843-4672 Minor Softball, Ponsonby, Pat Kurtz 836-8466 Ponsonby Rec. Club, Shirley Obergan 846-8113 Racquets Club 846-9910 Ringette, Terry Williams 846-1002 Rugby Club, Darren Landoni 787-8742 Skating Club, Fergus, Sherry Vincent 787-2922 Skating Club, Elora, Betty Havasi 846-2271 Snowmobile Club Inc, Leslie O’Reilly 836-4095 Soccer, F.E.D.S 843-3360 Special Olympics, Ron Heiple 843-5197 Sychronized Skating, Charlene Radler 664-0964 Swim Team, Michelle Perry 843-6277 Tennis Club, 787-7003 Three Pitch, Elora,Tracee Fletcher 787-1170 Women’s Industrial Ball, Laurie Brohman 824-2675
AUGUST 21 Aug 22 - 26 Aug 26 & 27 Aug 26 - 28 Aug 27 Aug 28 Aug
Tri-Kids Triathalon Summer Day Camp Program, kids 5 - 10 years Emergency Level First Aid Level A CPR course Standard Level First Aid, Level C CPR, and A.E.D. Grand River Truck & Tractor Pulls, rain date Aug. 28th Antique & Classic Car Show 12noon - 4pm
C.W. Community Sportsplex C.W. Community Sportsplex St. John Ambulance St. John Ambulance Grand River Raceway Wellington County Museum
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SEPTEMBER 3 Sept 8 Sept 9 Sept 10 Sept 10 Sept 11 Sept 12 Sept 16 - 18 Sept 18 Sept 20 Sept 23 & 24 Sept 23 - 25 Sept 24 & 25 Sept 24 Sept 25 Sept 25 Sept 30 Sept - 10 Oct
Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, sponsored by Newdon Ind. Fall Leisure Show - Registration night,from 6-9pm 16th Annual Fergus Classic Car Show, 5-9pm Log Cabin Quilts display What every Babysitter should know course Hike the Trail Series - “Indian Summer”, 10am start in Belwood Fall Leisure Show - Registration night from 6-9pm 175th Annual Fergus Fall Fair Annual Terry Fox Run, 9:30 registration at Forfar Park, Fergus C.W. Blood Donor Clinic Emergency Level First Aid Level A CPR course Standard Level First Aid Level C CPR, and A.E.D. Elora Fergus Studio Tour, visit studios in Elora & Fergus Fall Wellington Rural Romp, various locations across Wellington Stars of Pop, Tribute to your favourite stars, 2pm Fall Historical Walking Tour Sensational Elora
C.W. Community Sportsplex C.W. Community Sportsplex Downtown Fergus Wellington County Museum St. John Ambulance Conservation Area - Belwood Elora Community Centre C.W. Community Sportsplex Forfar Ball Diamond C.W. Community Sportsplex St. John Ambulance St. John Ambulance Various Locations Various Locations Fergus Theatre Downtown Elora Various Locations
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OCTOBER 1 Oct 1 - 7 Oct 1 & 2 Oct 2 Oct 2 Oct 3-5 Oct 5 Oct 8 Oct 13 - 31 Oct 14 & 15 Oct 18 Oct 21, 22 & 23 Oct 22 Oct 28 & 29 Oct 28 - 30 Oct 29 Oct
Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, sponsored by Newdon Ind. In Motion Week - Free ways to get you ACTIVE Elora Fergus Studio Tour, visit studios in Elora & Fergus Hike the Trail Series, “Fall Harvest” 10am start in Belwood Harvest Home Festival, 12noon - 4pm Twilight Zoo Workshop C.W. Blood Donor Clinic What every Babysitter should know course Monster Month, Twilight Zoo, Thursday - Sunday 12-10pm The 18 Carat Bumpkin, Oct. 14 @ 8pm, Oct 15 @ 2 & 8pm C.W. Blood Donor Clinic Elora Scare Fair featuring the Twilight Zoo Elora Monster Parade, 6:30pm Emergency Level First Aid Level A CPR course Standard Level First Aid Level C CPR, and A.E.D. Elora Village Idiots do the Monster Mash
C.W. Community Sportsplex C.W.C.S. & E.C.C. Various Locations Conservation Area - Belwood Wellington County Museum Elora Centre for the Arts Elora Community Centre St. John Ambulance Elora Centre for the Arts Fergus Theatre C.W. Community Sportsplex Elora Centre for the Arts McDonald Square, Elora St. John Ambulance St. John Ambulance Elora Legion
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NOVEMBER 6 Nov 6 Nov 9 - 12 Nov 12 Nov 15 Nov 18 & 19 Nov 18 - 20 Nov 25 - 27 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov
Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, sponsored by Newdon Ind. Hike the Trail Series “Saving Daylight”, Gerrie Road Entrance, Elora Pack UP your Troubles, 8pm What every Babysitter should know course C.W. Blood Donor Clinic Emergency Level First Aid Level A CPR course Standard Level First Aid Level C CPR, and A.E.D. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Guelph Power Play Hockey Tournament Elora Santa Clause Parade, 6pm start
C.W. Community Sportsplex Elora Cataract Trailway Fergus Theatre St. John Ambulance C.W. Community Sportsplex St. John Ambulance St. John Ambulance Fergus Theatre C.W. Community Sportsplex Downtown Elora
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DECEMBER 1 - 4 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 4 Dec 7 Dec 11 Dec 15 - 18 Dec 18 Dec 20 Dec 20 Dec 30 - 31 Dec 31 Dec
C.W. Rep Hockey Tournament Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, sponsored by Newdon Ind. Fergus Santa Clause Parade, 1:30pm start Hike the Trail Series “Jingle Bells”, 10am Gerrie Road Entrance, Elora C.W. Blood Donor Clinic Christmas Festival, 12noon - 4pm A Christmas Story, Dec. 15, 16, 17 at 8pm; Dec. 18 at 2pm Alma Santa Clause Parade, 2-4pm Elora Festival Singers presents A Festival of Carols, 5 & 7:30pm C.W. Blood Donor Clinic C.W. Local League 3 on 3 Hockey Tournament Grand River Girls Hockey 3 on 3 Tournament
C.W.C.S. & E.C.C. C.W. Community Sportsplex Downtown Fergus Elora Cataract Trailway Elora Community Centre Wellington County Museum Fergus Grand Theatre Alma St. John’s Church C.W. Community Sportsplex C.W. Community Sportsplex C.W. Community Sportsplex
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Wellington - Dufferin - Guelph in motion
a week of fRee activities for in motion week,
october 1 - 7, 2011 October 1
11:30 am-12:30 pm Free Public Skating C.W. Sportsplex
2:00-3:00 pm Free Adult & Tot Swim C.W. Sportsplex
9:15-10:00 am Free Fitness Class C.W. Sportsplex
2:00-3:00 pm Free Public Skating Elora Community Centre
October 2 10 am start Hike The Trail Day, begins at Belwood Conservation Trail entrance 9:00-10:00 am Free Circuit Training Class C.W. Sportsplex
6:30 - 7:15 pm Free Fitness Class C.W. Sportsplex
October 5 10:45 am Poker Walk Victoria Park Sr. Centre
2:00-3:30 pm Free Adult Leisure, Special Needs & Lane Swim C.W. Sportsplex
International Walk to School Day
2:00-4:00 pm Free Public Swimming C.W. Sportsplex
For more information call 519.843.2800 www.centrewellington.ca
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Bushido Martial Arts
Training Uniform & Belt!
Internationally Certified Instructors Members of Shorin-ryu Shorinkan and Kobudo Association Okinawa, Japan
C.W. Sportsplex and GRDA, Fergus Ontario Sensei Sharon 519-843-4087, email@example.com www.bushidomartialartsca.com
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Celebrating 20 Years in Fergus! Classes run Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2 locations in Fergus. We offer beginner and advanced classes (ages 4 and up) in Karate, Kobudo, Kumite and Self-defense, as well as, monthly Social Kids Nights and Anti Bullying Programs. While practicing Traditonal Ceremonies and Meditation we promote higher Self-esteem and Physical and Mental Wellness through Positive, Motivational Teaching Methods. For registration contact Sensei Sharon by phone, email or meet us at one of the two Fall Leisure shows on the following dates: FERGUS SPORTSPLEX - Thursday, Sept. 8th, 6 - 9pm ELORA ARENA - Monday, September 12th, 6 - 9pm You can also register online at our website: www.bushidomartialartsca.com
Antique & Classic CAR SHOW
Sunday, August 28,
n Parade of cars
12 - 4 pm rain or shine
n Entertainment n Family activities
admission: $2 per person
n Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the Fergus Brass Band! n Picnic on the grounds!
Refreshments offered by M&M Charity BBQ County Road 18, (between Fergus & Elora) (519) 846-0916 ext. 221
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the stamina of a track star. It also involves jumps, partner stunts and pyramids!
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John Morris, Law office
149 Geddes Street, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0 Welcomes Sarah Shannon to the practice of Law. Sarah grew up on a farm near Harriston, Ontario.
Caring for our Community!
Providing expert guidance in exercise and rehabilitation 805 Tower ST. S. Fergus
519-787-2714 Serving the C-W Community since 1999
She is a graduate of the University of Guelph with an honours BA in French and the University of Ottawa Law School in French with a LLB. Sarah will help you out with all your legal needs in either English or French. Telephone: 519-846-5366 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Forfar street entrance
Sunday September 18, 2011
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is a community based charitable program that helps kids in financial need to participate in organized sport & recreation such as basketball, soccer, dance or swimming. If your child is interested in physical activity, please contact the Community Resource Centre to find out if he/she is eligible.
Owner & Artistic Director - Erica Finlayson, BFA, BEd, RAD-RTS ‘Providing the Very Best in Quality Dance Education’ Classical Ballet Jazz ISTD Modern Jazz Modern Dance Musical Theatre Hip Hop Tap Acro Line Dancing Ballroom
Programs for ages 2 1/2 - Adult
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Fergus-Elora Academy of Dance Registered RAD and I.S.T.D. Institute Elora Centre for the Arts - 75 Melville Street www.ferguseloradance.com - 519-846-6666 Look for our booth at the Elora & Fergus Leisure Shows! www.centrewellington.ca
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YOUTH WIRE LANTERN SCULPTURES 10yrs+* F: Tuesday-Thursday, September 20, 21, 22 7pm-10pm $100 Member* /$115 Non* (+HST ADULTS)
ARTS PROGRAMS FALL ‘11, WINTER & SPRING’12 HOW TO REGISTER: Download a registration form at: www.eloracentreforthearts.ca All adult courses are subject to HST. Email: email@example.com Courses take place at: 75 Melville Street, Elora, ON Call: 519-846-9698 REGISTER EARLY! Charitable Registration Number: 86123 1314 RR0001
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Tim Murton is very busy preparing his Twilight Zoo and creating new creatures for this coming October. Be it a mushroom, cat, skeleton or your own design, you will be provided with the basic starter kit and training to create a wire sculpture of your own choosing. *If you wish to make a bigger creation extra materials can be purchased at each class. 10 years to Adult. Instructor: Tim Murton
GLEE CLUB 7–12 years Fridays 7-9 yrs: 5pm-6pm, 10-12 yrs: 6pm–7pm F: September 30 - December 16, 2011, 12 wks Fall Fee: $90 Member / $105 Non-member W: January 20 – March 30, 2012, 10 wks S: April 13 – June 22, 2012, 10 wks W & S Fee: $70 Member / $85 Non This is a time to learn songs and sing together! The Glee Club has a musical atmosphere that explores the basic concepts of music through musical games, creating musical crafts, learning to play rhythm instruments and moving to music. Free expression is encouraged to explore the power of music and develop a foundation for the love of music making. Come and Have Fun! No class May 18. Instructor: Anne Thomson-King
YOUNG IMPRESSIONISTS 5-7 years Saturdays, 10:00am – 12noon. 8 weeks F: September 24 – November 19, 2011 W: January 14- March 3, 2012 S: April 14 – June 9, 2012 $90 Member / $105 Non
TU TU IN YOU! 9-18 years Sewing Off the Edge ongoing F: Tuesdays, Sept. 27 – Dec. 13, 2011 We will learn about the basic art making skills based W: Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Mar. 6, 2012 on “Themed” projects. Learn about space, line, S: April 5 – June 12, 2012 colour, shape, texture, form, value and pattern. Art 9-12 yrs: 3:30pm – 5:30pm, projects will incorporate these elements and teach 12 yrs-18yrs: 5:30pm – 7:30pm youth about different mediums used for drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpting. Please note that each season will be different and may not include all of the above. Repeat students are encouraged! Dress for mess and please bring a nutfree snack each week. No class Oct.8 or May 19. Instructor: Kella Flach
DRAW, PAINT & SCULPT! 8-11 years Saturdays, 10:00am – 12noon. 8 weeks F: September 24 – November 19, 2011 W: January 14- March 3, 2012 S: April 14 – June 9, 2012 $120 Member / $140 Non Try your hand at brush handling, tonal drawings, design and composition while experimenting with various mediums. Learn how to piece together your own finished drawings and paintings of portraits, still lifes and landscapes. New to this program is the addition of sculpture. Projects will be adapted to suit the group’s needs. Please bring a smock/apron & a snack. Supplies included. No class Oct.8 or May 19. Instructor: Lois Scott
*No cost – please bring your own scissors and sewing box. Join an expanding & dynamic group that loves to design & sew! Sponsored by Rotary. No experience necessary! Leader: Steph Lines-Toohill & Friends!
OSCATS! Improv Drama Group 9 years+ S: Wednesdays, March 21-May 9. 8 weeks 4:00pm to 5:30pm. $90 Member / $110 Non Totally unscripted and uninhibited! The magic of OSCATS! Encourages youth to jump right in and immerse their creative selves into the world of IMPROV while finding confidence using their inner voice. Children are supported to direct their own projects using costumes, masks and some curious props. There will be an emphasis on social justice and local history. Comfortable clothes, a nut free snack and water bottle recommended. Instructors: Steph Toohill & Al Koop
PAINTING: BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE F: Tuesdays, Sept. 27 – Nov. 15, 2011 W: Thursdays, January 19 – March 8, 2012 S: Tuesdays, April 3 – May 22, 2012 Act out nursery rhymes and fairy tales, sing songs, 6:30pm – 9pm, 8 weeks play games and finally perform a Mother goose $130 Member* / $150 Non* nursery rhyme for family and friends. All supplies This course is ideal for those who have never included. Parents are free to leave after drop-off. painted before, those returning to painting and those Final Performance June 13, 4:30pm. looking to hone their skills. Choose what you want to Instructor: Ida Brown paint: portraits, landscape, still life, or abstracts. Learn paint handling techniques, colour theory, PA DAY ART CAMPS 4 - 12 years composition, perspective, ‘tricks of the trade’ and Friday, October 21, 2011 “Orange” more. You will receive individual instruction weekly, Friday, November 18, 2011 “Red” helping you to develop your skill level and increase Monday, January 23, 2012 “Brown” your familiarity with your chosen medium. Monday, April 23, 2012 “Green” *Supplies Required. Friday, June 8, 2012 “Purple” Instructor: Eileen MacArthur Friday, June 29, 2012 “Rainbow” STUDYING FROM THE GROUP OF SEVEN 8:30am to 3:30pm F: Tuesdays, Sept. 27 – Nov. 8, 2011. 7 weeks $25 Member* / $35 Non * 10:30am – 1:30pm Our camps offer children a buffet of the arts! Projects are geared to all ages and adapted to fit the $160 Member* / $190 Non* attending student’s needs and desires. This year Learn how the Group structured their sketches and paintings and see how it influences how you think we are asking that campers come dressed in the “Colour of the Day!” Projects will vary each day with and execute your own paintings. Using focus on drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, reproductions from the Group you will be led by collage, crafts, drama and storytelling. Please bring Richard through the processes and techniques that nut-free snacks, lunch and a reusable “Art Bag” to developed the Group of Seven’s unique vision of Canada. Study and analyze selected pieces, carry artwork home. Space is limited. Predetermining which piece to work from. Paintings of registration required. *Discounts: these reproductions will be created in oil or acrylics Sign up for all 6 days & save 15% on the total or receive a 10% discount for siblings (by day), not to in class. *Please bring a lunch each week. *Supplies Required. be combined. Instructors: Eileen MacArthur, Meredith Blackmore, Instructor: Richard Nevitt Kella Flach & Chelsea Campbell GLEE DAY/EVE ADULT 12/10 weeks Wednesdays F: Sept. 28 – Dec. 14, 2011, 12 weeks (Please add HST all adult courses) F: $90 Member* / $105 Non* W: January 17 – March 28, 2012, 10 weeks HOW TO DRAW 8 weeks S: April 13 – June 15, 2012, 10 weeks F: Thursdays, Sept. 29 – Nov. 17, 2011 W & S: $70 Member* / $85 Non* W: Tuesdays, January 17 – March 6, 2012 Day: 1:30pm-2:30pm or Eve: 7pm – 8pm S: Thursdays, April 5 – May 24, 2012 Add a new dimension to your day by learning songs 6:30pm - 9:00pm. 8 weeks from musical theatre. Present songs with presence $120 Member* / $140 Non* and a dramatic flair while having fun. Breathing Working primarily from a still-life, there will be many techniques, vocal exercises listening to different opportunities for variation and experimentation. styles of music, part song singing and rhythm Each class will end with a short group critique. exercises are developed to enhance the joy of Optional homework exercises will be assigned. singing. Just a love of song is needed. No formal Please bring in any previous drawings for feedback experience is necessary. No class Mar.14/12. from Eileen or the class.*Supplies Required. Instructor: Anne Thomson-King Instructor: Eileen MacArthur NURSERY RHYME THEATRE 3-5 years S: Wednesdays, April 11– June 13, 10 weeks 10:30am – 11:30am $80 Member / $95 Non-member
POTTERY: BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE Wednesdays, 6:30pm-9:30 pm, 9 weeks F: October 5 – November 30, 2011 W: January 11 - March 7, 2012 S: April 13 – June 15 $170 Member* / $195 Non* Students are welcome to come to the mudroom and experiment, play, learn new skills, be inspired and get dirty. Supplemented by visual resources and discussions, you may find that the world of clay is bigger than you think. For beginners we will cover pinch, slab and coiling methods, and the potter’s wheel. If you have some experience, why not pick up where you left off, or focus on your favourite methods. *Clay, firing & glazes included Instructor: Jane Neff
BASIC PHOTO 4 weeks F: Wed., Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 19, 26, 2011 S: Tues., April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2012 7pm - 9:30pm. $125 Member / $135 Non This four-night course will cover a range of topics designed for the beginning photographer, including equipment & camera settings as well as the more creative aspects of photography. Each week you will receive a practice assignment which will be (gently) critiqued the following week. Instructor: Sylvia Galbraith
INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY 4 weeks W: Mondays, Feb 13, 20, 27, March 5, 2012 7pm - 9:30pm $125 Member / $135 Non A continuation of the Basic Level course. This is where we begin to challenge your imagination and help you develop your individual style. We will work with advanced camera settings including shooting in RAW, fine-tuning exposures and more. Includes practical elements, so bring your camera to each class. It is recommended that you have a SLR style camera, either film or digital. Pre-requisite: Basic Levels of Photography or equivalent skills. Instructor: Sylvia Galbraith INSTRUCTOR BIOS & SUPPLY LISTS: WWW.ELORACENTREFORTHEARTS.CA REGISTER IN PERSON AT THE FALL LEISURE SHOWS! FERGUS: SEPTEMBER 8, 6-9PM ELORA: SEPTEMBER 12, 6-9PM
S: Thursday, May 31, 2012. 7:30pm The Order of Music Music combines the incredible dichotomy of MOSAIC: SALVAGED MATERIALS objective acoustical physics and intimate human F: Sat & Sun, Nov. 12 & 13, 2011 Come and explore a vibrant, realistic flower painting emotion. How can this be? Can our transient 10am – 4:00pm. $110 Member* / $125 Non * in acrylics. Marianne will demonstrate step by step feelings really be linked to laws that govern the Make beautiful mosaics with recycled materials. from a photograph, explaining the use of a variety of universe? There is even a historical aspect to this Think creatively and feel good about salvaging techniques including soft blending on petals, hard story, as to how the archetypical composer through something from the landfill! We will discuss types of and soft edges, achieving depth, handling the nine centuries followed the overtone series in bases and preparation requirements and what to background and overall colour harmony. Marianne developing the musical language. look for when salvaging. Types of chards will be will provide several different photos of the same discussed and Design options will be considered. flower for you to choose from. Marianne's website Students will be encouraged to use different may be viewed at www.naturesedgestudio.ca techniques to create an effective mosaic – colour, Instructor: Marianne Broome August 4 – September 11: texture, form, line, shape, repetition etc. Students Elegy for a Stolen Land - Peter Sibbald will have the choice of doing either a grouted or September 15 – October 2 ungrouted mosaic using a variety of methods. Elora Fergus Studio Tour Please bring a lunch. * Supplies Required plus a October 6 – November 6 WORDFEST $15 supply fee payable to the instructor at class. Confluence F: October 13, 2011 Instructor: Heather Vollans Mixed media encaustic collaboration S: April 12, 2012 Daniel Beirne & Andrea Bird OIL AND WAX: CONTEMPORARY PAINTING Thursdays, 7:30pm. $5 plus HST (Kids free!) November 10 – December 4 F: Sat. & Sun., November 26 & 27, 2011 Wordfest welcomes storytellers and writers to share Shirley Dilworth Jaychuck Painting Competition 10am – 5pm their work in an evening that celebrates the spoken Artists Call for Entry due: Tuesday October 4 $150 Members* / $165 Non *In this workshop word. Featured readers and tellers as well as open participants will explore techniques of working with mic participants bring a wide variety of stories, prose Go to the website for more information. cold wax medium and oil paint to create abstract or and poetry to the Elora Centre for the Arts. Sign up www.eloracentreforthearts.ca representational paintings. for a short segment of the program or come to listen Students will discover how to build up layers of paint and enjoy. *Please contact us for more information December 8-December 23 Holiday Group Show & Sale to create overlapping colour fields and will experiment with a wide variety of tools and methods THE ORDER OF THINGS HARRIS ARTIST COLLECTIVE AT THE CENTRE for creating texture. This workshop is focused on WITH PETER SKOGGARD the painting process and is experimental in nature This is a series which looks at super orders in the Fine Art Works by over 30 Local Artists, located in the Harris Room at the Centre for the Arts. so the class appeals to those who are open, flexible universe, especially as to how a Please stop-in to view & buy works that are and willing to play. The workshop is most suited to human individual fits into the larger scheme. constantly changing! people who have had some prior painting $6 per person experience and who wish to broaden their painting (HST included, youth free) BECOME AN ANNUAL skills. *Supplies Required + a $30 supply fee MEMBER OF THE CENTRE payable to the instructor on the first day. F: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. 7:30pm Instructor: Janice Mason-Steeves Deborah Skoggard’s book What On Earth Do You STUDENTS & SENIORS: $25 Think You’re Doing? Is a Twenty-First Century INDIVIDUALS: $35 Spiritual Order, which integrates Quantum Physics, FAMILY: $60 COLOUR FUSION: ABSTRACT ACRYLICS Evolutionary Consciousness and our human www.eloracentreforthearts.ca W: Sat & Sun, February 4 & 5, 2012 experience all in a beguiling allegory. 10am to 4:30pm W: Thursday, Feb.16, 2012. 7:30pm $140 Member* / $165 Non* Expect to be open and playful with colour, texture Peter Skoggard’s Bird of Perception and movement. You will become aware how your Picking through elements of Christianity, Buddhism, eye moves across colours, through contrasts, tones Taoism, metaphysics, and psychology, Peter brings NORMAN & MARIAN and space. Come prepared with an idea of “colour” together elements to form a vision for the modern such as: soft and warm tones and contrasting bright person in this philosophical tale of every person. ROBERTSON FOUNDATION accents. Pictures of inspiration and reference will be provided for class. *Supplies Required Instructor: Kirstin Bojanowski
WATERCOLOUR FLORALS S: Saturday & Sunday, May 26 & 27 10am – 4pm $140 Member / $165 Non
aquatics See pages 18-27 for Aquatic programs In Person 550 Belsyde Ave, Fergus Office Hours Mon to Thurs. 8:30am - 9:00pm Fri. 8:30am - 8:00pm Sat & Sun 11:30am - 4:00pm
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Registration Policies Completing your registration Form: Please complete the form in its entirety. If your program identifies other days or times that may be alternatives for you, enter them as your second choices. This will avoid delays in processing if your first choice is full. All registrations will be processed on a first come first serve basis. Registration that are dropped off in person, emailed or faxed before registration starts will be processed at the end of the first day of registration. Payment fees: We accept cheques, money orders, cash, debit, Visa or Master Card. We have calculated the HST (13% effective July 1st) and included it in our fees where applicable. There is a $45.00 fee for NSF cheques. Please note: Registrations and bookings will not be accepted on those accounts that have an outstanding balance. No post dated cheques are accepted. 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.
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Refunds: 1. A full refund will be issued for all courses cancelled by the Township. 2. Request for refunds must be received 5 business days prior to program start date. A minimum $20.00 or 15% administrative fee is deducted from the refund.
INareHOME, GYM, POOL 3. No refunds will be issued if requests made less then 5 business days prior to the course start date. PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING
4. Pro-rated refunds be issued for medical reasons only with a Email: heather.ennis@symp (519)will846-5945 doctors certificate. (A minimum $20.00 or 15% administration fee will Personal Fitness Consulting apply.)
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5. Transfers will be accepted prior to the third class. No transfers will take Programs Core Conditioning place beyond the 3rd class of a session. Offering: Fall Pilates 6. No refunds will be issued for senior’s bus trips. Tues | Thurs AM Beginner, Intermediate & Inter Disclaimer: Precautions have been taken to ensure correct information, Early however, Bird ifProgress an error occurs with pricing in this book, our registration system be Beginner to will Advance, Mon. 6: Withfee. Aquafit Instructor taken as the correct Private Water/Land T HEATHER ENNIS, Certified Personal Trainer Living Fit Page 17 • Art (over 15 years experience) • Osteoporosis Aqua Rehab & Arthritis • And many other medical co Specialist, Pilates Mat & Movement Specialist. * Gift Certificate
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PART A: Family Information - please print clearly Adult Last Name:
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PART B: PARTICIPANT Information - Can be used for more than 1 family member/If program is full applicant will be waitlisted First Name Birth Date mm/dd/yr Sex M/F 1. PARTICIPANT Last Name Program Name (Choice1)
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PART E: Method of Payment
Cheques payable to:Township of Centre Wellington
hereby release the Centre Wellington Parks & Recreation Department from all damages arising from any accidents or injury which is caused by or arises from participation of the applicant hereon or during any
program or in any facility where a program is being held.
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Cancellation Policy: A minimum of $20.00 or 15% administration fee will apply to all cancellations. No cancellations are accepted within 5 business days of course start date.
General Pool Information: Did you know....? Strollers • Due to their size, and the possibility of restricting change room exits, unattended strollers are to be left in the area by the pool office. We apologize for the inconvenience, however we need to ensure all exits are maintained free of obstructions in case an evacuation is required.
Missed Classes • If you miss a scheduled lesson we are unable to make them up.
Feeding your children before swimming: Please refrain from feeding your child a large meal prior to swimming.
Gift Ideas • Looking for gift ideas? Why not purchase swim tickets or passes for Aquatic programs? Inquire by phone (519) 843-2800.
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.
Swimming Lesson information: Cancelled Classes • Classes with low enrolment will be cancelled approximately 1 week before programs start. Register early to avoid disappointment.
Private Lessons • Private lessons run in the same 9 lesson format as all other lessons. If this doesn’t fit your schedule, we do offer “one time” private lessons. When registering online for Semi private lessons you can register 1 child online which will reserve the lesson for you. You need to contact the Sportsplex to register the 2nd child. For more information call the Supervisor of Aquatic Services, (519) 843-2800.
Private Rentals • A private pool rental is a great way to celebrate a birthday, or host a special event. Rental times are available Saturday and Sundays between 4:00pm-5:00pm. Call the Supervisor of Aquatic Services (519-843-2800) for more information.
Deck Supervisor • During swimming lessons there is a deck supervisor that oversees all the lessons. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress they are available to answer your questions.
Diapers •As a courtesy to all we request and require that all children 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.
Spectators • Spectators are welcome to watch from the spectator gallery. Viewing lessons from the pool deck is not permitted.
• Family Lessons We offer an alternative format of swimming lessons on Monday and Friday evenings called “Family Lessons”. You can coordinate all your children’s lessons’ to take place at the same time. PLEASE NOTE: In order to coordinate this, instructors will teach multi level classes. Lessons will be 45 minutes in length to provide additional practice time for swimmers.
Not sure what level to register in? Please call the Sportsplex (519) 843-2800 to arrange a time for a FREE SKILLS ASSESSMENT by one of our Aquatic Staff.
Swim Lesson Progressions • Did you know your child may repeat a level 3 or 4 times before completing all of the requirements successfully? When registering your children please ensure you register them in the correct level. Swimming skills build from one level to the next. If your child hasn’t completed a level, they will not have the skills they need for the next level. Transfers • You can switch classes prior to the start of the third lesson if there is space available.
New for the Fall:
We’ve made some changes for the Fall session. Please look through the aquatic section for more details.
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Swim Changes: • We have added Deep Water running and Water Walking times in the pool during the morning on weekdays. • We have an Annual Family Swim pass. This is valid for all drop in swims (lane, public, family, adult leisure, special needs, parent & tot). The cost is $520 / year and can be paid on a monthly basis. • During Friday evening public swims the slide will be open from 6:30-7:30. Aquafit Changes: • We have added some pre-registered Aquafit Classes • Deep Water classes on Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:15 • Arthritis classes on Thursday at 1:00pm and Friday at 12:00pm, in addition to the ongoing Monday and Friday classes. • Deep water Aquafit will run from 10:00-10:45 Monday through Friday.
SWIMMING ADMITTANCE & SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS in order to ensure adequate supervision and to identify children at greater risk, the township of centre Wellington is now issuing wristbands during public and family swim sessions. all children require a wristband to access public and family swims. ask facility staff for more information.
General Public Age (Years)
Adult : Child Ratio
Parents must be within arms reach at all times in shallow water successfully completed swim test. child can swim anywhere in facility Did not pass facility swim test. Parents must be within arms reach at all times in shallow water.
always accompanied (parent/guardian 12+)
always accompanied (parent/guardian 12+)
always accompanied (parent/guardian 12+)
1:2 1 : 4 wearing lifejackets
successfully completed facility swim test.
Parent / Guardian remains in facility
if not competent swimmer will be required to stay in shallow water
No adult supervision required
5 & Under 5 & Under 6-9
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 must be in a ratio of 1:1. High-risk participants are defined as those who have a condition or illness that may put them at risk in an aquatic environment (e.g. frequent seizures, fainting conditions, etc) and those who are unable to control behaviour or impulses and require direct supervision.
Facility swim test information:
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 to determine competency to use the deep area of the pool. Parent / guardian must be present for the swim test and remain in the facility for the duration of the swim. Patrons that have successfully completed the swim test will receive a â€œSwim Test Cardâ€?. Upon future visits to the facility children can present the swim test card to reception staff when paying for the swims and will receive the appropriate colour wristband. A parent / caregiver must be in the facility during the swim. If you forget your swim test card you will be required to complete the swim test again. If at any time a patron with a swim test card is unable to complete the swim test their swim test card will be revoked.
Cross Swim Kids
swim admission Prices RED CROSS PROGRAM RED CROSS PROGRAM STRUCTURE 10 Swim Tickets One Time STRUCTURE AquaAdult 1
Red Cross Swim Preschool
(Basic swimming skills)
Red Cross Swim Kids AquaAdult 2 (Swimming strokes)
(Liftime swimming fitness)
Duck Turtle / Sea Turtle
swim M embership
Adult (18-55 yrs) Senior (55 yrs +)
AquaAdult 3 aquafit admission Prices (Liftime swimming fitness) PreOne Time 10 Swim
Level 3 Level 4
(max 4 people, addi- AquaAdult 2 (Swimming strokes) tional member $1.75)
Free Infant (up to 12 months) AquaAdults $2.00 Child (under 1-5 yrs) Youth (6-17yrs) $3.00 Adult (18-55 yrs) $4.25 AquaAdult 1 Senior (55 yrs +)(Basic swimming $3.75 skills) Family $8.50
(Basic swimming skills) Red Cross Swim Preschool swimmers progress through the AquaAdult 2 lower levels based on participation(Swimming and age. strokes) Preschoolers aged three to five 3 move throughAquaAdult the upper levels (Liftime swimming fitness) based on skill evaluation. Red Cross Swim Kids uses continuous evaluation for swimmers to progress through the levels.
Family Swim Pass (2 adults, 2 children)
Level 9 Level 10
The Family Swim Pass is valid for all swims (Lane, Public, Family, Adult Leisure, Special Needs & Parent & Tot)
fees include Hst. students must be 16 years of age or older to obtain a membership. identification may be required. if patrons have existing fitness membership additional discounts are available. Please note lockers are available to rent on a monthly basis. a $20 refundable deposit is required. Lockers are $5/month. Patrons with Swim or Aquafit Memberships receive a 3 month locker rental FREE (Deposit still applies)
AquaAdults is based on completed or in-completed personal interest and goal completed setting.
completed or in-completed Swimming Lessons 3:1 Ratio completed
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aquatics Pool Swim Schedule - Fall 2011
These swim times will be in effect from Tuesday September 6th until Sunday February 5th 2012. Our admission policy is in effect for all swims. Please make note of these additional schedule changes: Holiday Hours: Monday October 10th (Thanksgiving), the Aquatic Centre will be open for: Lane Swim, Parent & Tot/Special Needs Swims 11:45-1:00pm; Family Swim 1:05-3:55pm; Public Swim 2:00-3:55pm) School Board PA Days: Friday Oct. 21st, Friday Nov.18th, and Monday Jan. 23rd the afternoon Adult Leisure, Parent and Tot Swim (2:00-3:30) will be combined with a Public Swim. The slide will be closed. Newdon Public Swims: On the first Saturday of each month the first 40 children and youth will be admitted free of charge to the 2:00-3:55pm public swim, courtesy of Newdon Industries ltd. (Sept. 3rd, Oct. 8th, Nov. 5th, Dec. 3rd, Jan. 7th, Feb. 4th) December Holiday Schedule: Please see the separate schedule for Swimming hours between December 24th through January 6th. Swim Type
6:30-8:30am 9:45-10:00am 10:45-11:00am 11:45-12:55pm 2:00-3:30pm 8:45-9:30pm 6:30-8:30am 9:00-11:45am 11:45-12:55pm 2:00-3:30pm
Tuesday 9:30-10:00am 10:45-11:00am 11:45-12:55pm 8:45-9:30pm 8:45-11:45am 11:45-12:55pm 8:00-8:45pm 8:45-9:30pm
Wednesday 6:30-8:30am 9:45-10:00am 10:45-11:00am 11:45-12:55pm 2:00-3:30pm 8:45-9:30pm 6:30-8:30am 9:00-11:45am 11:45-12:55pm 2:00-3:30pm 8:00-8:45pm 8:45-9:30pm
Thursday 9:30-10:00am 10:45-11:00am 11:45-12:55pm 8:45-9:30pm 8:45-11:45am 11:45-12:55pm 8:00-8:45pm 8:45-9:30pm
6:30-8:30am 9:45-10:00am 10:45-11:00am 11:45-12:55pm 2:00-3:30pm 6:30-7:55pm 6:30-8:30am 9:00-11:45am 11:45-12:55pm 2:00-3:30pm 6:30-7:55pm
For Lane Swims in BOLD, the pool is shared with other programs. At least 1 lane will be available for swimming lengths. Deep Water Running
Water Walking (Shallow end)
Parent and Tot
Adult Leisure Swim
Family Swim Special Needs Swim
Lane Swim - The 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. 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.Admission policy is in effect for all swims. Friday evenings the waterslide will be closing at 7:30pm. Parent and Tot Swim - Parents or caregivers can come and swim with their children in our leisure pool. (the slide does not run).Children are to be accompanied by an adult. These swims are combined with our Special Needs Swims.Please note, during some morning swims the pool may be shared with other programs. Adult Leisure Swim - Adults can come to enjoy "unstructured" swimming in the main pool. Two lanes are designated for those wanting to swim lengths. The Whirlpool is available for these swims. Family Swim - Enjoy time in the pool as a family. All the pools are open, the waterslide will open at 2:00. Children are to be accompanied by an adult. The last 2 hours will be combined with public swimming. Special Needs Swim - This swim takes place in our leisure pool (the slide does not run). Our leisure pool is maintained at 92 degrees. Caregivers volunteering their time to help a person with special needs are admitted free. Adults, seniors, and children are welcome. These swims are combined with parent and tot swims. Please note, during some morning swims the pool may be shared with other programs.
Pool Schedule - December 24 - January 6th 2012
Page 22Our admission policy is in effect for all swims. Please make note of the additional schedule changes. www.centrewellington.ca Swim Type
Saturday Dec 24
Sunday Dec 25
Monday Dec 26
Tuesday Dec 27
Wednesday Dec 28 6:30-8:30am 9:45-10:00am
Thursday Dec 29
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Pool Aquafit Schedule - Fall 2011
These Aquafit times will be in effect from Tuesday September 6th - Sunday February 5th 2012. All Classes are led by Certified instructors. Pre registered Aquafit classes are listed below. Classes cancelled: Monday Oct. 10, Monday December 26th. Evening classes (5:30pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm) are cancelled Dec. 27th - Dec 30th. Aquafit Type General Aquafit Deep Water Aquafit Rehabilitation Aquafit Arthritis Aquafit
Aquafit Descriptions (classes geared to adults 18yrs +)
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 leisure pool can assist with recovery, increase flexibility and range of motion faster and with less stress on the body than a typical post rehabilitation exercise class. Arthritis Aquafit - This class is specifically designed for those dealing with Arthritis. These classes are taught in our leisure pool. Excercising in warm water can maintain and improve your mobility through range of motion exercises.
Pre-Registered Aquafit - Fall 2011 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. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Cost Cost Cancellations
Sept. 12 - Dec. 19th
Sept 7 - Dec 21
Sept 8 - Dec 22
Sept. 9 - Dec 23
Diaperfit Schedule - Fall 2011
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. Participants need to register for this program. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Start / End Date Classes
Sept 12 - Oct 31 Nov 7 - Dec 19 Two 7 week sessions
Sept 7 - Oct 26 Nov 2 - Dec 21
Two 8 week sessions
Sept 8 - Oct 27 Nov 3 - Dec 22
Two 8 week sessions
Start / End Date
â€˘ A q u a t i c s â€˘
Swimming - Preschool 5. SALAMANDER (3 to 5 years) Cost: $63.00
1. STARFISH (4 to 18 months)
Class Ratio 10 participants:1 instructor
An introductory class for babies and their parent or caregiver. To enter this level, babies must be able to hold their head up. The goal of this orientation to water class is to experience buoyancy, movement, entries and songs and play in the water.
2. DUCK (18 to 30 months) Cost: $63.00
For toddlers or older babies with a parent or caregiver. Toddlers build confidence while enjoying the water through games, songs and active water play.
3. TURTLE (30 to 72 months) Cost: $63.00
Pre-requisite: 30 mths or older
A transitional level for preschoolers and their parents. Parents can gradually transfer the preschoolers to the care of the Instructor. Skills include swimming, glides and floating and builds awareness of deep water and safe entries.
4. SEA TURTLE (3 to 5 years) (unparented) Cost: $63.00
Pre-requisite: 36 mths or older
Sea Turtle is where 3-5 year olds enter the program. This level develop skills in swimming, glides, and floating and builds awareness of deep water and safe entries. m o Page 24 Page 30 - Centre Wellington Community Guide
Pre-requisite: Sea Turtle
Preschoolers actively learn new swimming skills including assisted floats and glides through games and songs. The fun includes learning to jump into chest deep water.
preschool Cost: $63.00
6. SUNFISH (3 to 5 years) Cost: $63.00
Assisted by an Instructor, preschoolers work on stroke and skills progressions. Learning also focuses on good judgements in, on and around the water, and entries and floats in deep water.
7. CROCODILE (3 to 5 years) Cost: $63.00
Preschoolers start independent glides and kicking in deep water. Endurance is built through increasing distance for front and back swims. Swimmers learn about the dolphin kick and try synchro skills in the water.
8. WHALE (3 to 5 years) Cost: $63.00
In Whale, children will learn to swim independently and participate in team games. Preschoolers will increase their distance and improve skills in front and back swims. Swimmers also learn about throwing assists to help another person in the water. www.centrewellington.ca www.centrewellington.ca
Swimming - ages 6-13 years
Red Cross Swim Kids Level 10 Class Ratio - 10 participants:1 instructor
Red Cross Swim Kids Level 9 Ratio 10:1
Red Cross Swim Kids Level 8 Ratio 10:1
Red Cross Swim Kids Level 7 Ratio 10:1
Red Cross Swim Kids Level 6 Ratio 8:1
Front crawl, elementary backstroke and breast stroke continue to be to Frontcrawl, crawl,back back crawl, elementary backstroke and breaststroke continue refined. In thisInlevel are encouraged to try combining different strokes and be refined. this children level children are encouraged to try combining different kicks for and fitness. They workThey on head-first surface dives andshallow standingdives divesand and strokes kicks foralso fitness. also work on head-first learn aboutdives wise and choices, influences, and selfpeer rescue from ice. and Endurance is built standing learnpeer about wise choices, influences, self-rescue through a 400 metre swim. Cost $77.00a 400-metre swim. Cost: $70.50 from ice. Endurance is built through
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Frontand andback back crawl continue torefined be refined the elementary backstroke newly Front crawl continue to be as theaselementary backstroke is newlyisintroduced. introduced. Children are also introduced to safety on ice, elementary of others Children are also introduced to safety on ice, elementary rescue of others withrescue throwing assists, with throwing assists, treading water andisthe dive.a Endurance is built treading water and the front dive. Endurance builtfront through 75 metre swim. Costthrough $70.00 a 75- metre swim. Cost: $64.00 Back crawl crawl isis introduced, with sculling skills andand whipwhip kick on Children try stride Back introduced,along along with sculling skills kicktheonback. the back. Children try dives and receive an an introduction to safe skills. Endurance is developed through dolphin stride dives receive introduction to boating safe boating skills. Endurance is developed through kick and kick a 50 and metre swim. Costswim. $70.00 dolphin a 50-metre Cost: $64.00
Thefront front crawl, and shoulder rollcrawl for back crawl are further developed. Red Cross Swim Kids The crawl, backback glide glide and shoulder roll for back are further developed. Children work on Children work on kneeling dives, surface support and developing a greater sense kneeling dives, surface support and developing a greater sense of self-safety by understanding theirof Level 4 Ratio 6:1
Red Cross Swim Kids Level 3 Ratio 6:1
self-safety by understanding their own limits. own limits. Endurance is built through a 25-metre swim.Endurance Cost $63.00is built through a 25metre swim. Cost: $57.50
Thelevel level provides an introduction to front crawl as well the for making This provides an introduction to front crawl as well as foundation for foundation making wise choices on where wise choices on Diving whereis and whenand to children swim. Diving is on introduced and children will work and when to swim. introduced will work floats and changing direction. Endurance achieved by building strengthEndurance in flutter kickisand 15 metrebyswim. Cost $63.00 on floatsisand changing direction. achieved building strengh in flutter kick and a 15-metre swim. Cost: $57.50
Red Cross Swim Kids Level 5
Further refinement of strokes, with an introduction to butterfly and scissor Further refinement of strokes, with an introduction to butterfly and scissor kick as kick as a warm-up/cool down stroke for fitness. Children learn about sun a warm-up/cool down stroke for fitness. Children learn about sun safety, rescue of safety, rescue of others from the ice, and head-first and feet-first shallow others from the ice, and head-first and feet-first surface dives. Endurance is built dives. Endurance is built using dolphin kick and butterfly drills and a 500using dolphin kick and butterfly drills and a 500 metre swim. Cost $77.00 metre swim. Cost: $70.50
â€˘ A q u a t i c s â€˘
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Children build their endurance by improving distance. Cost: $57.50
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Lesson Schedule Swimming LessonSwimming Schedule Fall Session 1 Day of the Week
Start / End Date
Sept. 12 - Nov 14
Sept 20 - Nov 15
Sept 21 - Nov 16
Sept 22 - Nov 17
Sept 16 - Nov 11
Sept 17 - Nov 12
Sept 18 - Nov 13
none 5:30-6:00 6:00-6:30 6:30-7:00 7:30-8:00
9:30-10:00 5:00-5:30 5:30-6:00 6:00-6:30 6:30-7:00
4:30-5:00 5:30-6:00 6:30-7:00
9:30-10:00 5:00-5:30 6:00-6:30
1:00-1:45 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15
9:00-9:30 4:30-5:00 6:30-7:00
1:00-1:45 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15
5:00-5:30 6:00-6:30 7:30-8:00
1:00-1:30 5:00-5:30 6:00-6:30
1:00-1:45 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15
1:00-1:45 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15
1:00-1:45 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15
4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15
4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15
4:00-4:30 5:30-6:00 7:30-8:00
4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15
4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15
Swim Kids 1
Swim Kids 2
Swim Kids 3
Swim Kids 4
Swim Kids 5
Swim Kids 6 Swim Kids 7 Swim Kids 8 Swim Kids 9 Swim Kids 10
5:00-5:30 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15 6:30-7:15 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15 6:30-7:15 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15 6:30-7:15 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15 6:30-7:15 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15 6:30-7:15 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15 6:30-7:15 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15 6:30-7:15 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15 6:30-7:15 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15 6:30-7:15 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 7:15-8:00 4:00-5:00 7:00-8:00 4:00-5:00 7:00-8:00 4:00-5:00 7:00-8:00 4:00-5:00 7:00-8:00
5:30-6:00 6:00-6:30 6:30-7:00
4:00-4:30 4:30-5:00 5:00-5:30 7:00-7:30 7:30-8:00
On Monday nights, Thursday afternoons and Fridays lessons are run in our "FAMILY LESSON" format. All levels are offered at the same time. Swimming levels will be combined and most lessons will be 45 miuntes long. For ONLINE registration, these special classes will have a "family" designation beside them. Note: 45 minutes classes cost $70.00
Lesson outline - fa
Swimming Lesson Schedule Swimming Lesson Schedule Fall Session 2 Tuesday
Day of the Week
Start / End Date
Nov 21 - Jan 30
Dec 26, Jan 2
Dec 27, Jan 3
9:30-10:00 5:00-5:30 5:30-6:00
9:30-10:00 5:00-5:30 6:00-6:30
Swim Kids 1
Swim Kids 2
Swim Kids 3
Swim Kids 4
Swim Kids 5
Swim Kids 6 Swim Kids 7 Swim Kids 8 Swim Kids 9 Swim Kids 10
4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15 6:30-7:15 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15 6:30-7:15 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15 6:30-7:15 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15 6:30-7:15 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15 6:30-7:15 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15 6:30-7:15 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15 6:30-7:15 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15 6:30-7:15 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15 6:30-7:15 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 7:15-8:00 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 7:15-8:00 4:00-5:00 7:00-8:00 4:00-5:00 7:00-8:00 4:00-5:00 7:00-8:00 4:00-5:00 7:00-8:00
Nov 22 - Jan 31 Nov 23 - Feb 1 Nov 24 - Feb 2
Nov 25 - Feb 3
Nov 26 - Feb 4
Nov 27 - Feb 5
Dec 28, Jan 4 4:00-4:30 4:30-5:00 5:00-5:30 7:00-7:30 7:30-8:00
Dec 29, Jan 5
Dec 30, Jan 6
Dec 24, Dec 31
Dec 25, Jan 1
5:30-6:00 6:00-6:30 6:30-7:00 7:30-8:00
4:30-5:00 5:30-6:00 6:30-7:00
1:00-1:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15
9:00-9:30 4:30-5:00 6:30-7:00
1:00-1:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15
5:00-5:30 6:00-6:30 7:30-8:00
1:00-1:30 5:00-5:30 6:00-6:30
1:00-1:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15
1:00-1:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15
1:00-1:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15
4:00-4:30 5:30-6:00 7:30-8:00
5:30-6:00 6:00-6:30 6:30-7:00
On Monday nights, Thurdsday afternoons and Fridays lessons are run in our "FAMILY LESSON" format. All levels are offered at the same time. Swimming levels will be combined and most lessons will be 45 miuntes long. For ONLINE registration, these special classes will have a "family" designation beside them. Note: 45 minutes classes cost $70.00
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Lesson outline - fall 20
ADDITIONAL AQUATIC PROGAMS ADAPTED AQUATICS- $63.00 Adapted aquatics is for children and youth with a physical or developmental disability who need 1:1 support to feel comfortable in the water and to progress in their swimming skills. Participants will be taught by an experienced aquatics instructor. See the Swimming Lesson Schedule for class days and times.
AQUA TEENS 1 / AQUA ADULTS 1 Develop comfort in the water through the attainment of basic flotation, movement and breathing skills. AQUA TEENS 2 / AQUA ADULTS 2 Develop one or more swimming strokes and enhance water safety knowledge and rescue techniques.
PRIVATE LESSONS Private $162.00 for 9 lessons; Semi Private $110.00 / child for 9 lessons One to one instruction to work on swimming challenges. Lessons are 30 minutes in length. For Semi Private lessons children must be within one level of each other. It is the responsibility of the swimmer to find a second participant. One time private lessons are available. For information call (519) 843-2800.
AQUA TEENS 3 / AQUA ADULTS 3 AQUA ADULTS $86.75 Maintain or increase fitness through stroke improve- TRAINING SWIM - $60.00 (14 weeks) Wednesdays 7:15-8:00pm ment while swimming lengths. Candidates must be (Fall 1) September 21 – November 16 This program is geared towards adult swimmers able to swim 2 strokes 100m each to start in this (Fall 2) November 23 – February 1 whose skills range from beginner fitness to serious level. No Classes on December 28th and January 4th tri athlete. Staff will provide you with a swim workThursdays 2:30-3:15pm each week and help you build your fitness level. AQUA in TEENS -leisure $73.00 pool (the slide does notout Special Needs Swim This swim takes place our run). Our leisure pool is maintained at (Fall 1) - Sept. 22 - Nov. 17 Wednesdays 8:00-9:00pm September 21st - DeWednesdays 7:15-8:00pm 92 2) degrees. Caregivers volunteering their time to help a person with special needs are admitted (Fall - Nov. 24-Feb. 2 cember 21st. free. Adults, seniors, and (Fall 1)September 21 – November 16 children are welcome. These swims are combined with 23 parent and 1tot swims. Please note, during some morning swims No classes December 29 - January 5 (Fall 2) November – February the pool may be shared with other programs. No Classes on December 28th and January 4th
Pool Schedule - December 24 - January 6th 2012
Our admission policy is in effect for all swims. Please make note of the additional schedule changes. Swim Type Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Dec 24 Dec 25 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29 9:30-10:00am 10:45-11:00am 11:45-1:00pm 2:00-3:55pm
8:45-11:45am 11:45-1:00pm 2:00-3:55pm
6:30-8:30am 9:45-10:00am 10:45-11:00am 11:45-1:00pm 1:00-3:55pm 6:30-8:30am 9:00-11:45am 11:45-1:00pm 1:00-3:55pm
9:30-10:00am 10:45-11:00am 11:45-1:00pm 2:00-3:55pm 8:45-11:45am 11:45-1:00pm 2:00-3:55pm
Friday Dec 30
6:30-8:30am 9:45-10:00am 10:45-11:00am 11:45-1:00pm 1:00-3:55pm 6:30-8:30am 9:00-11:45am 11:45-1:00pm 2:00-3:55pm
For Lane Swims in BOLD, the pool is shared with other programs. At least 1 lane will be available for swimming lengths.
Parent and Tot
For Public Swims in BOLD, the waterslide will close at 3:00pm. The area at the bottom of the slide will be available for swimming.
Adult Leisure Swim
Family Swim Special Needs Swim
Saturday Dec 31
Sunday Jan 1
Monday Jan 2
6:30-8:30am 9:45-10:00am 10:45-11:00am 11:45-1:00pm 1:00-3:55pm 8:45-9:30pm 6:30-8:30am 9:00-11:45am 11:45-1:00pm 1:00-3:55pm 8:00-8:45pm 8:45-9:30pm
Tuesday Jan 3
Wednesday Jan 4
Thursday Jan 5
8:45-11:45am 11:45-1:00pm 2:00-3:55pm
6:30-8:30am 9:45-10:00am 10:45-11:00am 11:45-1:00pm 1:00-3:55pm 8:45-9:30pm 6:30-8:30am 9:00-11:45am 11:45-1:00pm 1:00-3:55pm
9:30-10:00am 10:45-11:00am 11:45-1:00pm 2:00-3:55pm 8:45-9:30pm
Friday Jan 6
8:45-11:45am 11:45-1:00pm 2:00-3:55pm
6:30-8:30am 9:45-10:00am 10:45-11:00am 11:45-1:00pm 1:00-3:55pm 8:45-9:30pm 6:30-8:30am 9:00-11:45am 11:45-1:00pm 1:00-3:55pm
9:30-10:00am 10:45-11:00am 11:45-1:00pm 2:00-3:55pm 8:45-9:30pm
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 waterslide will close at 3:00pm. The area at the bottom of the slide will be available for swimming. Parent and Tot 11:45-1:00pm 10:00-12:00 11:00-1:00pm 11:00-1:00
Adult Leisure Swim
Special Needs Swim
Introductory Lifesaving Courses
Please Note: 100% attendance is required for all leadership courses. Check your calendar to ensure you are able to attend all classes. Refunds will not be issued. BRONZE STAR / BASIC FIRST AID - $89.00 Pre-requisite: Recommended age 12 Too young for Bronze Medallion? Get a head start by taking Bronze Star! Have lots of fun, while learning first aid skills, life guarding techniques and swim training. Basic First Aid is included in the course. Dates: Course runs Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm September 22nd – November 17th. BRONZE MEDALLION / EMERGENCY FIRST AID$152.50 (Fee includes Manual) Pre-requisite: 13 years of age (prior to exam) or Bronze Star. This course develops physical fitness, decision making and judgment skills for water rescue. First aid, rescue breathing, tows, carries and releases are some of the skills covered. Emergency First Aid certification is included in the course. Candidates must be present for the last class (exam). Dates: Course runs Thursdays 4:00-6:30pm September 22nd – December 8th. Saturdays 4:00-6:30pm Sept. 17th – Dec. 3rd.
ROOKIE PATROL - $77.00 Pre-requisite: Recommend completion of Swim Kids 7 Rookie Patrol features timed 100m swims, 350m workouts and swims with clothes. A workhard play-hard approach develops swimming strength and efficiency with emphasis on personal responsibility for Water Smart behavior.
STAR PATROL - $77.00 Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Content features 300m swims, 600m workouts; swim with clothes; defense methods; support and carry 10lb weight. Scene assessment and a towing rescue are introduced. Star Patrol is excellent preparation for the Bronze Star Award.
RANGER PATROL- $77.00 Ranger Patrol features a timed 200m swim, 100m fitness medley and support/carrying a 5 lb weight. Content is challenging but achievable with effort. Skill drills enhance capability in the water including a non-contact rescue. BRONZE CROSS - $140.50 Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid This course teaches the difference between lifeguarding and lifesaving, the principles of emergency procedures, teamwork and the use of special equipment. Candidates must be present for the last class (exam). Dates: Course runs Thursdays 4:00-6:30pm September 22nd – December 8th Saturdays 4:00-6:30pm Sept. 17th – Dec. 3rd. NATIONAL LIFEGUARD (NLS)- $253.45 (includes manual and exam fee) Pre-requisite: Bronze Cross, Standard first aid, 16 years of age by the end of the course, 100% attendance is required. 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 NLS core content to train lifeguards in safety supervision and rescue in a pool environment. Dates: Aug. 29th to Sept. 2nd, 11:00-8:00 p.m. (September 2nd class may run as late as 10:00 p.m.). ASSISTANT WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE (AWSI) - $211.50 Pre-requisite: Bronze Cross, 15 years of age by the end of the course. 100% attendance is required. This certification course is a prerequisite to the Red
Cross Water Safety Instructor Course. 8 Hours of assistant teaching is to be completed during the course, and is in addition to normal class time. Once certified, Assistant Water Safety Instructors have two years to become Water Safety Instructors. Dates: September 8th 5:00-10:00 p.m., October 15th 9:00-6:30 p.m., Oct. 16th 9:00-6:00 p.m., Nov. 19th 9:00-6:30 p.m. RC WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR- $165.33 (includes manual and exam fees) Pre-requisite: 16 years old at the end of the course, AWSI with 12 additional hours of volunteering, 100% attendance is required. The Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course prepares candidates to instruct the Red Cross Swim program. Dates: September 8th and 9th 5:00-10:00 p.m., September 10th and 11th 9:00 to 6:00 p.m. L.S.S. INSTRUCTOR- $165.33 (includes manual and exam fees) Pre-requisite: 16 years old at the end of the course, current Bronze Cross or NLS, 100% attendance is required. The Lifesaving Instructor course prepares instructors to teach Canadian Swim Patrol, Bronze medal awards and Emergency First Aid. Dates: September 15th and 16th from 5:00 -10:00 p.m., September 17th and 18th from 9:00-6:00 p.m.
What do I need to become an Instructor or Lifeguard? to Become a Lifeguard
to Become an instructor
• Bronze Medallion / Emergency First Aid – CPR B (pre-requisite: 13 years of age OR Bronze Star)
• Bronze Medallion / Emergency First Aid – CPR B (pre-requisite: 13 years of age OR Bronze Star)
• Bronze Cross (pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid)
• Assistant Water Safety Instructor Course (AWSI) (pre-requisite: 15 years of age)
• Standard First Aid – CPR C (Must be from LSS, RC, ST. John, OR CDN Ski Patrol)
• Volunteer Hours – 20 hours minimum Hours normally completed during AWSI course
• National Lifeguard Service (NLS) (16 years of Age, Standard First Aid, Bronze Cross)
• Red Cross / LSS Water Safety Instructors Course (16 years of age, AWSI Certification)
The Canadian Swim Patrol program provides enriched training for kids who are ready to go beyond learn-to-swim. The Swim Patrol program is an official training program of the Lifesaving Society – Canada’s Lifeguarding experts. These classes can be taken in conjunction with Red Cross Swim Kids levels. Classes: Wednesday nights from 4:00-5:00pm. Fall Session 1 - Sept. 21st – Nov. 16th Fall Session 2 - Nov. 23rd – Feb. 1st (No Classes December 28th and January 4th).
Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex Call for more information: 519-843-2800
SCHeDule oF ClASSeS Day
Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday
Interval Sweat Pilates* Mixed levels Step & Strength Pilates Mixed levles
9:15 - 10:00am 10:00 - 11:00am 6:30 - 7:15pm 7:30 - 8:30pm
Wendy Armstrong Wendy Armstrong Heather Merry Wendy Armstrong
Step & Strength Circuit Training (Weight Room)
9:15 - 10:00am 7:00 - 8:00pm
Wendy Armstrong Michelle Paczay
Thursday Thursday Thursday Thursday
NRG Circuit Teen Boot Camp NRG Circuit for Parent & Youth Cardio Pump
9:15 - 10:00am 4:30 - 5:15pm 5:30 - 6:15pm 6:30 - 7:15pm
Wendy Armstrong Wendy Armstrong Wendy Armstrong Melanie Chipman
Strength & Stretch
9:15 - 10:00am
8:30 - 9:30am
Circuit Training (Weight Room)
9:00 - 10:00am
Body Blast Step & Strength
9:15 - 10:00am 5:00 - 5:45pm
Wendy Armstrong Wendy Armstrong
DeSCRIPTIoN oF ClASSeS DROP IN/MEMBERSHIP CLASSES
Interval Sweat: Cycling, skipping, shadow boxing & abdominal work.
Pilates: New Sessions begins Sept. 20 for am class and oct. 18 for pm class. (Mon/Wed pm classes also available beginning Sept. 19).
Step & Strength: Intervals of stepping and muscle conditioning make for a great overall workout. Cardio Pump: Two minute intervals...cardio then strength. Strength & Stretch: Work with the stability ball and weights and finish the week with a longer stretch. Circuit Training (Weight Room): A fast-paced, intense workout involving rapid transition from station to station on strength training equipment. Prior experience an asset. Intermediate to advance class.
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Bootcamp: A fun class that will push you out of your comfort zone and bring results quickly. Join this athletic style workout ... you donâ€™t have to be an athlete to participate! Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm. 5 week outdoor session beginning Sept. 8. Saturdays run outdoors then continues indoors as weather dictates. New 8 week session starts Sept. 10. Teen Bootcamp: Circuit style workout. Thursday 4:305:15. Session begins Sept. 29 for 8 weeks.
NRG Circuit (Aerobics Room): An energizing class where individuals move through cardio, strength and balance stations.
NRG Cicuit for Parent & Youth (ages 9 & up): Thursday 5:30-6:15pm. Session begins Sept. 29 for 8 weeks.
Body Blast: A group resistance training class utilizing bands, dumbbells, body bars, steps, balls & bodyweight.
For more information contact Wendy Armstrong (519) 843-3018, cell: 519-994-0348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRICeS FoR DRoP IN/ MeMBeRSHIP ClASSeS oNlY:
Option 1: 10 tickets for $59.25 Option 2: Three-month fitness membership for $129.00 Option 3: Six-month fitness membership for $231.50 Option 4: One-year fitness membership for $317.50 Option 5: We also have a drop in rate of $7.00 per class
WeIGHT RooM Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex Call for more information: 519-843-2800
large weight room facility Free weight room orientation Membership holds available Pro rated memberships Personal Training available Showers & Saunas Card access security* * $20.00 deposit required. (refundable)
CIRCuIT TRAINING ClASSeS ASSeS Wednesday 7-8pm, Sunday 9-10am Free to members, or $7 per class ADulTs Fees 1 month .............. 3 months ............ 6 months ............ 1 year .................
senIor & sTuDenTs
43 129.00 $ 231.50 $ 317.50 $
55+ 16+ $ 1 month .............. 36.00 $ 3 months ............ 108.00 $ 6 months ............ 193.00 $ 1 year ................. 264.00
A minimum $15 or 15% administration fee will apply to all cancellations.
Day Pass $7.00 Treadmill only Pass $3.25
FoR INFoRMATIoN CAll ll 519-843-2800 SuN - FRI: 6:00am - 10:30pm, SAT: 6:00am - 9:00pm www.centrewellington.ca
One month trial only $29.00 (inc HST)
$25.00 Cash Only (day of impression) Mon. August 22 — 5:00pm -7:00pm Wed. August 24 — 4:00pm to 6:00pm Thur. August 25 — 4:00pm to 6:00pm Please Call to Schedule an Appointment.
445 St. Andrew Street West, Fergus On 519-843-1991
CENTRE WELLINGTON MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION INVITES ALL MINOR HOCKEY PLAYERS TO REGISTER 2011 – 2012 EXECUTIVE CONTACTS President Rep Director LL Directors Treasurer Secretary Registrar
Kevin Cassidy JP Cousineau Tim Pyke Shane Mead Paul Nixon Jennifer Cousineau Cindy Cassidy Cheri French
519-787-2503 519-843-2320 519-846-9962 519-820-7743 519-843-1277 519-843-2320 519-787-2503 519-846-1963
Hockey Camp: open to any Centre Wellington hockey player. Monday, Aug. 22 - 26. Goalie Camp Aug 27 - 28 The Executive meets the fourth Wednesday of each Month starting on August 24th at 7:30pm. Check website for meeting locations. www.cwminorhockey.ca
DATES TO REMEMBER FOR 2011 – 2012 *** Please bring Birth Certificate if first time Registrant ***
Registration (Fergus Bdrm) Mon., August 15, 2011, 7-9 pm Registration (Elora Bdrm) Wed., August 17, 2011, 7-9 pm Final Registration (Fergus Arena) Thurs., September 8, 2011, 6-9 pm Final Registration (Elora Arena) Mon., September 12, 2011, 6-9 pm
Rep players must register by August 26th in order to qualify for first week of tryouts. Rep Team Tryouts begin Tuesday September 6, 2011 Fergus Local League begins Saturday September 10, 2011 A late fee of $50 will be applied after September 12, 2011. A $30 service fee will be levied for all returned cheques
For Information call Cheri French, Registrar, 519-846-1963 Page 32
Elora Family Martial Arts Centre :K\.LGV/RYH/HDUQLQJ0DUWLDO$UWV Maybe itâ€™s because there are no bench warmerâ€™s in our classes â€” every child participates in every activity â€” no first string, second string, third string. Nobodyâ€™s left out. Maybe itâ€™s because they meet new friends who share a common interest, and become part of the Martial Arts family. It could be that they are setting goals and working to achieve them, and when they do, they feel great about themselves. The personal attention our instructors give them, will keep kids interested and engaged and keeps them having fun. Parents who have their kids in our classes love seeing their kids learn self-discipline, self-confidence, respect for others, equality, and how to defend themselves in any situation. Call or stop by the school for more information on our school. 519-846-2612
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470 Wellington Rd. 7
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR KYOSHI FRANK VERBAKEL 6ÂžBlack Belt Inducted June 2007 World Karate Hall of Fame Inducted August 2008 Global Martial Arts Hall of Fame World, Canadian, and Ontario Champion
INSTRUCTORS Shihan Dai Jenn â€” 3Â° Sensei Devan â€” 2Â° Sensei Lucas â€” 2Â° Sensei Rebecca â€” 2Â° E.F.M.A.C. IS THE PROUD HOME TO: 8 Internationally certified Black Belt Instructors 8 W.C.M.A. World Champions Over 25 W.C.M.A. Canadian Champions Over 25 W.C.M.A. Ontario Champions E.F.M.A.C. IS A PROUD MEMBER OF: Team Canada Martial Arts World Congress of Amateur Athletes Global Martial Arts Association Shorin Ryu Shorinkan Page 33
Gymnastics Club Recreational Gymnastics For ages 4-14 with Cangym
Registration at the Fergus Sports and Leisure Show
Come out for great exercise and learn life skills! For details on our Recreational Competitive Swim program for ages 6 - 18 Must be able to swim length of pool with a degree of confidence
Classes start Mid September 2011 Registration Fees: Tues or Wed Nights 6-7pm 4-6yrs of age $85 Tues Night 7-8:30pm 7-9yrs of age $95 Wed Night 7-8:30pm 10 and up $95 For information call Ross (519) 846-3246, Elly (519) 787-8527 Email: email@example.com Gymnastics Ontario Insurance Fee applicable in addition to registration fee
We know itâ€™s hard to fit exercise into an already hectic schedule.
With our classes, you donâ€™t have to choose between your work out, spending time with your baby and making time for friends.
One of our classes does it all! Join us for our fitness programs and pregnant women, moms and babies!
Happy, healthy and fit moms and moms-to-be means happy babies and happy families!
Registration will also be held at the Leisure Shows in September Fergus, Sept. 8th Elora, Sept. 12th
Check out our new class! Mom & Baby Hike Fit
Stroller Fit â€˘ Fit to Deliver Tummy Time â€˘ Fit to be Mom Look and feel better by being an active mom or mom-to-be. Check out our website to find great classes near you!
Be fit. Be together. Have fun! Page 34
All programs begin week of Sept. 12th
2011 - 2012 schedule Fri. Oct. 14, 2011 Sat. Oct. 29, 2011 Fri. Nov. 11, 2011 Sat. Nov. 19, 2011 Fri. Nov. 25, 2011 Sun. Nov. 27, 2011 Fri. Dec. 2, 2011 Fri. Dec. 9, 2011 Fri. Dec. 30, 2011 Fri. Jan. 20, 2012 Fri. Jan. 27, 2012 Sat. Jan. 28, 2012
Ripley Walkerton Shallow Lake Shelburne Shallow Lake Palmerston Shelburne Lucknow Durham Port Elgin Lucknow Walkerton
8:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 7:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm
Fergus Jr. C Devils Regular Season 2011-2012 Home Game Schedule
Cancellations dates & schedule changes will be posted at both facilities or check the website at www.centrewellington.ca
Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 16 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 6 Nov. 11 Nov 13 Nov. 18 Nov. 20 Nov. 25 Nov. 27 Dec. 9 Dec. 18 Dec. 23 Dec. 30 Jan. 13 Jan 15 Jan. 20
8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 7:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 3:00pm 8:30pm 3:00pm 8:30pm 7:30pm 8:30pm 3:00pm 8:30pm 3:00pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 7:30pm 8:30pm
vs Midland vs Schomberg vs Penetang vs Stayner vs Caledon vs Erin vs Caledon vs Schomberg vs Erin vs Alliston Alumni Game vs Alliston vs Caledon vs Midland vs Schomberg vs Penetang vs Stayner vs Erin vs Schomberg vs Caledon vs Erin
C.W. Community Sportsplex
Saturday 2:00 - 3:00pm Saturday, 11:30 - 12:30pm & 7 - 8pm Sunday 1:00 - 2:00pm Sunday, 4:30 - 5:30pm $2.75 per person NEW TIMES: $2.75 per person Monday & Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:00pm Senior Skate $2.75 per person
Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00 - 2:00pm $2.75 per person
Home School Skate
Monday, 2:00 - 3:00pm (Pad B) $2.75 per person
Home School Shinny
Monday, 2:00 - 3:00pm (Pad A) $2.75 per person
Figure Skating Shinny
Monday, 12:00 - 1:00pm $5.00 per person
Ladies Shinny Hockey
Friday, 12:00 - 1:00pm $5.00 per person
*times subject to change
Elora Community Centre
Adult Shinny Hockey
Monday & Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:00pm $5.00 per person
Senior Shinny Friday, 10:30 - 11:30am $5.00 per person Hockey
Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00pm $5.00 per person Monday, 10:00 - 11:00am $5.00 per person
65+ Senior Shinny
Tuesdays, 11:00 - 12:00pm $5.00 per person
Monday & Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00am Free Admission
Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 - 10:00am Free Admission
Adult & Tot Skate
Monday & Wednesdays, 11:00 - 12:00am & 2:00 - 3:00pm Free Admission
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 - 11:00am & 2:00 - 3:00pm Free Admission
Oct. 21, Nov. 18 2:00 - 3:00pm $2.75 per person
Oct. 21, Nov. 18 1:30 - 2:30pm $2.75 per person
olympic Hockey Camp with Becky Kehlar & Cheryl Pounder aug 22 - aug 26, 6-9pm (50 mins per day, grouped by division) Contact Kim for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Register anytime at www.mustangsgirlshockey.ca)
Thursday, September 8, 2011 - Fergus Leisure Show Monday, September 12, 2011 - Elora Leisure Show give girls Hockey a Try
PreSeason Power Skating
3 FREE SESSionS!
noviCE / aToM: aug ug 30 (6pm), Sept 1 (7pm) PEEwEE To MiDgET: aug 29 (7pm), aug 31 (7pm)
(new Players only)
aug 29 (6pm), Sept 1 (6pm) and Sept 7 (5pm). Helmet, gloves, skates and stick required. Contact us if equipment needed at: email@example.com
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For more detailed information contact: Barry McKerracher, 519-843-6218 or visit our website.
IN HOME, GYM, POOL PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING (519) 846-5945 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Fitness Consulting; Post Rehab Programs; Injury prevention programs; Water Therapy Programs; Core Conditioning Programs; Sport Specific Programs
Offering: Private Pilates Mat & Reformer Sessions HEATHER ENNIS, Certified Personal Trainer (over 20 years experience) Aqua Rehab & Arthritis Aquafit Instructor Specialist, Pilates Mat & Movement Specialist. Page 36
• Fall Pilates Classes in Elora Living Fit Helps:
• Osteoporosis • Arthritis • Diabetes • Parkinson’s Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • And many other medical conditions • For better living * Gift Certificates Available * www.centrewellington.ca
Our club is made up of skaters from the Wellington/Waterloo area. We have a Youth Team and an Adult Team. Synchro Skating provides an opportunity to use your skating skills in a fun, team environment. We will be competing in competitions in Southwestern Ontario We are always looking for skaters to join our teams! Come watch us skate and check us out!
Registration Costs include: off-ice and on-ice practices, coaching fees, competition entry fees, competition outfits/tights/makeup Regular Season On & Off Ice Practices Sunday evenings between 6 and 10 pm (divided between the 2 teams) @ Elora Community Centre. Youth team also practices Wednesday mornings between 6 and 7:30 am @ Hespeler Arena.
Give your child an
Registration & Information For more information call: Barb Smith, Chair @ 519- 843-6655 or Charlene Radler, Registrar @ 519-664-0964
Ringette Membership for the 2011 – 2012 Season Early registration discount by: August 1, 2011
Programs Offered: U6–Learn to Skate Program (2006), U7/U8 (2004/2005), U9 (2003), U10 (2002), U12 (2000/01), U14 (1998/99), U16 (1996/97), U19 (1994/95), Open (1991 & earlier) Watch for our ette” “Come Try Ring r Skating event and Powe ll. Sessions in the fa
August 22 - 2
bell.blackber ry.net for more info
Membership includes: certified coaches, skills training, evaluation reports, and a true sport commitment
Contact our registrar, Janice McIntosh at email@example.com for more information
Visit elorafergusringette.ca for registration forms and fees www.centrewellington.ca
with music KEyFEST Beginners, Teens & Adults Special rates for seniors
Fergus Elora St. John Ambulance 2011 Training Schedule
A United Way Agency
St. John Ambulance Training Facility (pre-registration is required)
66 County Rd. 7, Elora
(lower level of Village Motor Inn)
Call: (519) 846-8704 What every Babysitter should know cost: $50.00
MUSIC FOR yOUNG CHILDREN 3 - 8 year olds a good beginning never ends
Village (Birth to 18 month) Our Time (18 months-3 yrs) Imagine That (3-5 yrs)
Dates: sept 10; oct 8; Nov 12 emergency Level first aid Level a cPr cost: $80.00 Dates: friday 7-9; saturday 9-2 aug 26, 27; sept 23, 24; oct 28, 29; Nov 18, 19
standard Level first aid and Level c cPr & a.e. D cost: $144.00 Dates: Weekends friday 7-9; saturday & sunday 9-5 aug 26, 27, 28; sept 23, 24, 25; oct 28, 29, 30; Nov. 18, 19 20
Looking for more advance training? cPr Health care Professional course call for Dates
Medical first responder (Mfr) call for dates. 3 & 5 day courses Minimum prerequisite: st. John ambulance standard first aid & Heart saver
For more information on our services, or if you wish to volunteer, please call 519-846-8704.
Private Instruction 519-843-3517
Guitar, Vocal, Piano, Theory
Our Dates Donâ€™t fit your Schedule? we will gladly arrange a custom, private course to your group or industry at a time and date that is convenient for you. Courses can be held at your location or ours. Minimum number of students required. www.centrewellington.ca
Wendy Armstrong Focused on Fitness Certified Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor, Fitness Instructor • Individual Program Design • Nutrition/Weight Management • Core Conditioning • Rehab, Injury Prevention • Cardiovascular, Strength, Endurance, Flexibility Training • Sports Conditioning • Private & Semi-Private Training • Group Classes • In-home and Gym Training
For better balance in health, work & liFe!
Bootcamp, Pilates, Teen Bootcamp, NRG Circuit for Parent & Youth New Sessions begin in SEPT. & OCT. BOOTCAMP
Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, Sept. 8, 5 weeks, outdoors Saturday 8:30-9:30am, Sept. 10, 8 weeks, outdoors/indoors - weather dictated.
Mon/Wed 6:30-7:30pm, 7:30-8:30pm Tues 10-11am, 7:30-8:30pm Mon/Wed sessions start Sept. 19 except Tuesday pm class begins Oct. 18. Beginner to Advance levels offered. Call for details.
Thurs. 4:30-5:15pm Beginning Sept. 29, 8 week session
NRG Circuit for Youth & Parents (ages 9 & up)
Please call for more information:
cell: 519-994-0-Fit (0348) phone: 519-843-3018
Thurs. 5:30-6:15pm Beginning Sept. 29. 8 week session
Class schedule subject to change based on registration.
Elora & District Skating Club
Skating Season Begins October 4, 2011
This 30 minute session is an introduction to skating and basic ice safety designed for 3 and 4 year olds. Tuesday and/or Friday lessons available
This structured “Learn to Skate” program is designed to teach children the skills needed for figure skating, playing ringette or playing hockey. Tuesday and/or Friday lessons available
This program combines fun and exercise with the development of skating skills and elements. The session is open to men and women of all skating abilities. Tuesday and/or Friday lessons available for purchase by ticket
This program is designed for figure skaters who have completed CanSkate. It includes sessions of Ice Dance, Skating Skills & Free Skate. Skaters work to complete Skate Canada’s Tests. Lesson choices on Tuesday, Fridays, and Sundays
This program is designed to strengthen, improve and refine skating skills required to play hockey and ringette. Full hockey/ringette equipment is required. Tuesday lessons available for purchase by ticket
Registration Dates September 12th - Elora Leisure Show 6-9pm October 4th - Elora Arena 5.30-6.30pm October 7th - Elora Arena 6-7pm Contact: Carrie Van Zutphen 519 846-8912
Powerskate Christmas 2011 in Elora Instructor: Lori Armstrong December 27 - 30 at 8 or 9 am. For info and to register contact Lori Armstrong 519 843-5155 or firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.eloraskatingclub.com
“Over 20 years of teaching experience; a dedicated search into the heart of yoga!” ClassIC YOGa with MedItatION traINING – Stretch your body and mind. All levels of
skill and experience benefit from classic Hatha yoga, the root of all modern yoga styles. Learn a wide variety of poses and breathing exercises plus many different meditation techniques. Develop a supple, strong body and a calmer state of mind. Deepen your sense of well being. tUesDay 6:30-8pm / FriDay 9-10:30am
GeNtle aNd restOratIVe YOGa – Slow, relaxing movements and softly focused breathing
nurture body and soul. Special sustained restorative postures let you stretch with ease while opening deep connective tissue. You’ll also explore different types of meditation for a peaceful renewal of mind and spirit. It’s a quiet, reflective yoga for every age level and experience. tHUrsDay 9-10:30am
MOderate YOGa – Neither too fast nor too slow – not too vigorous or too easy – this is classic yoga stretching and strengthening at a moderate pace for any skill level.
FItNess FUsION YOGa - The ultimate exercise to create a fit, toned, balanced body and focused
mind. Experience this dynamic blend of Power yoga, Kundalini yoga, Pilates core strengthening and more. It’s concentrated effort with a meditative flow. No previous yoga experience required. tHUrsDay 6:30-8pm
Classes start september 20 - beginners are always welCome 12 Classes - $132 | 9 Classes - $108 | 6 Classes - $78 | Drop In Anytime - $14 Classes are held at Melville United Church, corner of St. Andrew & Tower in Fergus more inFo : www.sharonburke.ca | email: email@example.com | 519.787.2311 www.centrewellington.ca
Centre Wellington Celtics Basketball Celtics Basketball Development Program • • • • • •
Skills development and games Friday evenings from Sept. to Dec. for 60 minutes. For boys and girls born 2004-1995 Friday night sessions are divided by age Fee is $65 (jersey included) Registration is at the Fergus and Elora Leisure Shows or check our website.
September 8, 2011 September 12, 2011 Centre Wellington Elora Community Community Sportsplex Centre 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Celtics Rep Program • Boys and girls teams that compete in Ontario Basketball Assoc. Tournaments • Try outs will be late September or early October - please check the website for times • Teams for players of all ages Contact: Paul Rooney 519.787.1092 or Brian O’Connor 519.787.5192
• Minor Hockey Registration & Equipment Exchange • Girls Hockey • Skating Club • Ringette • Dance • Gymnastics
For more information call 843.2800
Fergus Ferg gus Curlin Curling g Club est. 1834
148 St. George St. W. | P.O. Box 251 | Fergus, Ontario N1M 2W8 | 519-843-2641 or 877-770-9024
Open House Days
Curling 101 - An Introduction to Curling
Curling 101 is your chance to try curling without the commitment of joining a league for a year. This course begins on Tuesday, October 18th, 8:30 - 10 PM, • Wednesday, October 5th - 7 to 9pm and runs for 6 weeks. Curling 101 provides you with • Thursday, October 6th - 7 to 9pm weekly instruction and game action. For more info, Goldline Equipment will be on site Thursday contact Chris Taylor: 519-843-4559 • Little Rocks - Sun. October 16th - 2 to 4pm Everyone is welcome to come out to the club during these open house times
(for a complete listing of curling times please visit our website at www.ferguscurling.ca)
Little Rocks and Junior curling available on Sunday afternoon and evenings.
on the club or to register for the 2011-2012 Season
Call Linda Ross at 519-843-3034 Little Rocks/Junior Program contact Lynda Waterhouse at 519-846-2717 *Hall Rental Available* Capacity 120 People - Kitchen & Bar Contact Deb Smeltzer at 519-843-1256
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Various curling opportunities in Men’s, Ladies’, Senior, and Mixed leagues
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Visit our website www.ferguscurling.ca to complete your curling registration online. Page 42
Fergus Skating Club
winter programs begin september eptember 14, 2011 register in person at the Fergus leisure show on september eptember 8, 2011!
rogram Kidskate pro
All instruction is provided by Skate Canada certified coaches and their program assistants.
For skaters who have reached their 3rd birthday prior to beginning of program. Our program introduces skaters to the ice using engaging and interactive lessons. Skaters work in small groups based on their skating ability and learn how to skate forward, backwards, turn, stop, spin and jump. Wednesday - 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Friday - 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Saturday - 9:30 am –10:15 am
Canskate program This program is for skaters five years of age and older which provides a solid foundation for all skating activities. Skaters move through different stations which focus on the grouped skating skills of: Go Forward, Go Backward, Stop, Turn, Spin and Jump. Wednesday - 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Friday - 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Saturday - 9:30 am –10:15 am
Canskate advanced program
This program is taken with the regular CanSkate skater who passed their 4th badge and areFergus Skating Club interested in working on advanced edges and skating skills (numbers permitting). Wednesday and/or Saturday after CanSkate Winter Skating programs begin September 14, 2011 Centre Wellington Sportsplex P.O. Box 305 Fergus, Ontario N1M 3E2 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fergusskatingclub.com
Register in person at the Fergus Leisure Show on September 8th, 2011!
All instruction is provided by Skate Canada Certified professional coaches and their program assistants.
For skaters who have reached their 3rd birthday prior to beginning of program. Our program introduces skaters to the ice using engaging and interactive lessons. Skaters work in small groups based on their skating ability and learn how to skate forward, backwards, turn, stop, spin and jump.
This program is for skaters five years of age and older which provides a solid foundation for all skating activities. Skaters move through different stations which focus on the grouped skating skills of: Go Forward, Go Backward, Stop, Turn, Spin and Jump.
This stream is designed for skaters who have passed the Skate Canada Can Skate badge 6 and wish to work on freeskate, skills and dance fundamentals of figure skating. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday STARSKATE Program CANSKATE ADVANCED Program
Wednesday 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Friday 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Saturday 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Friday 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Saturday 9:30 am –10:15 am
adultskate Friday evening if numbers permit.
This stream is designed for skaters who have passed the Skate Canada Can Skate badge 6 and wish to work on freeskate, skills and dance fundamentals of figure skating.
This program is taken with the regular CanSkate skater who th passed their 4 badge and interested in working on advanced edges and skating skills. ( #’s permitting)
Wednesday and/or Saturday after CanSkate
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
ADULTSKATE Friday evening if #’s permit
15 min during CanSkate session.
CANPOWERSKATE 15 min during CanSkate session.
Brochures and sign‐up forms are located on our website: www.fergusskatingclub.com Please contact Sherri Vincent 519.787‐2992 or Louise McIntosh 519.787.1031
Fergus Skating Club
Centre Wellington Sportsplex P.O. Box 305 Fergus, ON N1M3E2 email@example.com
Brochures and sign-up forms are located on our website:
Please contact Sherri Vincent 519.787-2992 or Louise McIntosh 519.787.1031 www.centrewellington.ca
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5:30 - 7:30pm $25.00 - Cash Only (day of impression)
200 St. Patrick St. E. Fergus
Please call: 519-787-0024 to set up an appointment
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Membership for 1st time curlers
Join us during
Open House Week
Tuesday, Oct. 11 to Friday, Oct. 14 7pm-9pm each evening
Free instruction & equipment provided.
Curling Starts Monday, Oct. 17
Single night adult membership from $190.00 Junior Membership $60.00
For more information please call Joy Steele at 519-993-7440 Page 44
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F E R G U S FA L L FA I R SEPTEMBER 16,17,18, 2011
Attractions for 2011 • • • • • • • • • •
The Lumberjack Show, Northern Lights Steel Orchestra Sheep Herding Dog Show, Bird Exhibit Antique & Classic Car Show, School Exhibits Pulls – Mini modified, Truck & Tractor; Juggling Show Heritage Displays Homecraft/Food/Photo Vegetable/Animal Exhibits & Competitions. Giant Pumpkin Competition, Ferrier, Pedal Pull, Sheep Shearing & More!
BBQ & Ambassador Competition: Sunday September 11 - 6PM Centre Wellington
Call Jeanine at (519) 638-5115 or Sheree at (519) 843-5083 for more information.
Ted 843-3371 Andrew 843-3614 Susan 843-5696
Midway Bracelets available at: (Cash only)
Chamber of Commerce
Mid-August – September 14th
$22 in advance $32 at the grounds
Entry tags and forms are available at:
Ennotville Garage • Gedde’s Garage - Alma Nieuwland Feeds - Elora • Joanie’s Fergus Information Centre & The CW Community Sportsplex Office
2011 Theme: ‘Sowing Family Traditions’
VICTORIA PARK SENIORS CENTRE 150 ALBERT ST. W. FERGUS (519) 787-1814
Adult & Senior Programs Registration for the Fall 2011 Session begins Wed. August 24th. Victoria Park Seniors Centre will be closed: Sept. 5 (Labour Day), Oct. 10 (Thanksgiving), Nov. 11 (Remembrance Day), Dec. 24-Jan. 2 Christmas Break)
• In Person • 150 Albert St. W., Fergus Office Hours Mon to Fri 9:00am - 4:00pm
• On Line • ProgramABLE
• By Mail • • By Fax •
Victoria Park All you need is your family PIN Number, and Visa or Master Card number. Seniors Centre www.centrewellington.ca/programABLE For first time users, please 150 Albert St. W., contact Victoria Park Fergus On Seniors Centre to obtain N1M 1X2 your pin number.
Visa or Master Card Payments only
ABOUT VICTORIA PARK SENIORS CENTRE Victoria Park Seniors Centre provides a wide variety of recreational programs, special events, bus trips, services and volunteer opportunities for older adults. The programs offered are tailored to individuals 55 years of age and older; however all registered programs are open to any adult looking to stay active, develop new skills and friendships. Victoria Park Seniors Centre, which officially opened its doors in June 1992, is a municipal recreation facility operated by the Parks and Recreation Department of the Township of Centre Wellington. Our goal is to support active, healthy lifestyles for older adults through an extensive range of social, health, recreational and educational activities and programs. We invite you to drop by, take out a membership and experience the benefits of participating.
• Reduced enrolment fees on all registered programs, bus trips & drop-in activities • Access to more than 70 weekly programs & services for seniors • Access to appointments at any of our clinics (foot care, blood pressure, hearing clinics, low vision clinics, reflexology, chair massage, coin appraisal) • Vote at the Annual General Meeting and hold office on the Centre’s Advisory Board • Have a direct link with local government through the Parks & Recreation Department • Discover a new hobby, skill or talent • Opportunities to volunteer • And, most importantly, meet new friends! Please note that membership fees are non-refundable. Once you have a valid membership, additional fees are required to participate in programs, special events, bus trips, etc.
MEMBERSHIP • Membership fee: $21.50 per person (includes HST) • The membership year runs June 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012 • Available to anyone 55 years or older. A younger spouse may also join. Membership has its benefits:
LOCATION & HOURS • Address: 150 Albert St. West, Fergus. The Centre is situated on the edge of Victoria Park. Tel: 519-787-1814 Fax: 519-787-2091. Web: www.centrewellington.ca (click on Departments –› Parks & Recreation –› Seniors Centre).
• Office Hours: Mon to Fri, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, (except statutory holidays). Activities are also held in the evenings & some Saturdays. ADVISORY BOARD The Centre is run by a volunteer Advisory Board of seven elected Centre members and one appointed Council Representative. The Advisory Board acts a liaison between the seniors and the Township of Centre Wellington and works with the Parks and Recreation Dept. to provide quality recreational opportunities for older adults. Meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 9:00 am. All members welcome. PROGRAM COMMITTEE Interested in providing your input into programs and events for older adults? This volunteer committee organizes special events and fundraisers for the Centre. We meet the first Monday of the month at 10:15 am. The group is always looking for new ideas and volunteers to help plan events! Interested? Contact Kathryn Morgan at the Centre.
REGISTERING FOR PROGRAMS • Registration for all Fall 2011 programs begins Wed. Aug. 24 @ 8:30 am. • All programs offered at the Seniors Centre require pre-registration, unless specified as a “drop-in” activity group (which do not require registration). Dropin activities are continuous unless a date is provided. • Payment must be received upon registration and can be made in person by cash, cheque, debit or credit card, over the phone by credit card or online on our ProgramAble registration system (contact the Centre for your personal PIN number & barcode). Cheques made payable to: Township of Centre Wellington. • Not a member? Not 55 yet? No problem! You are still welcome to register for any program (a nonmember fee will apply). Younger adults are welcomed as valued participants and are invited to register for programs.
DROP-IN PROGRAMS New participants always welcome! All drop-in activity programs are offered on an ongoing basis unless otherwise stated.
All registrations will be processed on a first come, first serve basis. PLEASE NOTE: Registrations that are dropped off in person, mailed or faxed before registration starts will be processed at the end of the first day of registration.
You are not required to register in advance; however, you may want to contact the Activity Convenor (listed below each activity) before your first visit, as some groups do require prior organization of players. Most groups charge a small pay-as-you-go fee or set an annual fee. Attend any activity for free on your first visit. Then choose to become a member OR pay the nonmember fee each time ($1 added to drop-in fee). Have an idea for a new activity? Please contact the Centre. NOTE: We are looking for volunteers to organize Saturday morning drop-in group activities. Speak to Kathryn Morgan at the Centre if you would like to volunteer or have an activity idea! • Bid Euchre This fun group meets Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non.Convenor: Andrea Corner 519-843-7406. We can teach you how to play the game! “Learn to Play Bid Euchre” classes are scheduled monthly on the last Tuesday of the month at 10:00am. Call the Centre to register. • Billiards, Snooker & Pool We have two billiards tables available for members’ use, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Centre is also open Monday, Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Fee: $50 (includes hst) for an annual billiards membership (June 1, 2011May 31, 2012). You must first be a 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 519-8434408. “Learn to Play Pool” sessions are scheduled the first Wed. each month at 2:00 pm. Call the Centre to register.
• Book Club Love to read? Share your interest with others! Group meets first Friday of the month at 11:00 am to discuss the book of the month, have conversation and find common bonds through books. You’ll read and enjoy books you may have never chosen for yourself! Book list is generated based on group input and is available at the Centre. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. Interested in joining? Contact Convenor: Louise Fletcher 519-843-7798.
• Bridge Duplicate Bridge is played Mondays at 7:00 pm (including holiday Mondays). $3 drop-in fee for members or $4 non (with prizes). Convenor: Don McNiven 519-8431361. Contract Bridge is played Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. Convenor: Marjorie Lake 519-843-7136. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. Duplicate Bridge is played Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. No charge if you attend Wednesday Lunch otherwise $1 drop-in fee for members or $2 non. Convenor: Leone Masson 519-843-2044. Social Bridge is played Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Convenor: Jean Holman 519-843-2004. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. • Canasta Canasta is a matching card game in which the object is to create melds of cards of the same rank, then “go out” by playing or discarding all the cards in your hand. Join in this weekly card group Mondays at 9:30 am. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to play – we will teach you! Convenor: Ina Boyle 519-846-8669. • Choir: Victoria Park Music Ensemble This vibrant group practices Mondays at 2:00 pm and is always looking for more people to join them! Begins: Sept. 12. Join us if you love to sing or play an instrument. Convenor: Morven McCorquodale 519-843-5066. • Craft Group Join us for a good time on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. Crafts made by the group are sold in the Centre’s Craft Shoppe year round and at our Annual Fall Bazaar held Sat. Nov. 5. All proceeds support the Centre. Newcomers welcome! No cost. Contact co-convenors: Jean Haines 519-843-4408 or Diane Thompson 519-787-4179 if you would like to join. Can’t decide what to buy? Gift certificates are also available! • Cribbage Group meets Friday mornings at 9:30 am. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. They welcome new players and can teach you how to play. Convenor: Vern Dowdall 519-843-3907. • Crokinole This fun group meets weekly on
Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Dropin fee: $1 members or $2 non. Contact Donna Wagenaar 519843-4754 if you are interested or simply drop-in! We can show you how to play the game. Can use finger or cues (supplied). • Darts This group meets Thursday mornings at 10:00 am. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. We can teach you how to play and darts are available for those who do not have their own. Convenor: Don Martin 519-843-3153. • Drama Group: The Victoria Park Players If you enjoy performing, this fun and lively group is for you! No experience needed! The group meets weekly at pre-arranged times to practice. They organize two performances a year and will be working towards the annual Christmas Performance held Dec. 16. Join us Oct. 6 at 2:00 pm for reading of the script of the Christmas production. Rehearsals begin Oct. 20. Calling all men - several men are needed for this production in key roles so don’t hesitate to be part of a fun pantomime. If you are interested in being part of this production, please contact Joan Brownlow at 519-787-2972 and leave a message. • Euchre Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. No charge if you attend the Wednesday Lunch, otherwise $1 drop-in fee for members or $2 non. Contact Donna Wagenaar 519-843-4754. Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm. Drop-in fee: $2 members or $3 non. Convenors: Mary & Peter McDougall 519-843-4079. • Line Dancing-Thursday This beginner group for men and women meet Thursday mornings 9:15-11:00 am to learn basic steps. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. Begins: Sept. 15. Convenors: Ray & Marie Burkitt 519-846-0036. Could you help us instruct this class? We are looking for volunteer instructors/helpers. • Line Dancing-Wednesday Come out for fun and exercise on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:30 pm to learn basic steps. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. Please join us! Convenors: Anne & Ron Davidson 519-848-6133.
• Movie Fridays at 1:00 pm. Drop-in fee: $2 members or $3 non and includes refreshments after the show! Be sure to pick up the movie listing page from the Centre. • Pickleball (NEW!) Pickleball is a combination of tennis, ping pong and badminton played on a badminton court with a three foot high net, lightweight paddles and a plastic perforated ball. The game, similar to oversized ping-pong, is mainly shot placement and game strategy, not brute power or strength. We will teach you how to play! Held at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus. Contact the Seniors Centre 519-787-1814 if you are interested! Held Tuesday & Thursday mornings, 9:00-11:00 am, beginning Sept. 20. $2.75 drop-in fee. • Quilting Group Experienced quilters are welcome to join this group, which meet Mondays at 1:00 pm. Contact Diane Thompson 519-787-4179 or Jean Haines 519-843-4408. (If you would like to learn to quilt, please contact the Centre for quilting courses offered). • Rug-Hooking (Traditional) This group meets Monday afternoons at 1:00 pm. All are welcome to come for a creative, social afternoon. Newcomers welcome. Dropin fee: $1 members or $2 non. Contact the Centre 519-787-1814. • Scrabble Friendly competition and fun! This group welcomes newcomers and meets Friday mornings at 9:30 am. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. Convenor: Trudy Kelly 519-843-2506. • Shuffleboard Join us for fun, friendship and gentle exercise on Mondays at 1:00 pm. Beginners are most welcome! Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. We will teach you the game! Convenors: Joan Lambert 519-787-1881 & Fern Saunders 519-843-3777. • Table Tennis Exercise in disguise! It’s fun, noncompetitive play. Group meets twice a week on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am and Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. Convenor: Valerie Benn 519-846-8160.
• Walking Groups Monday afternoons at 1:30 pm (including statutory holidays) meeting at the Centre to explore a different area each week. No cost. All walking levels welcome! Contact the Centre. Monday-Friday Mornings at 8:30/9:00 am meeting at the track in Victoria Park. No cost. All welcome! Walking poles available for use. Contact: Donna Wagenaar 519-843-4754 Tuesday & Thursday Mornings at 8:30 am. Learn to use walking poles for a more effective workout! No cost. Walking poles available for use. Fitness instructor Kelly Offer will offer instruction and guidance. Contact the Centre. • Widow/Widower Support Group (NEW!) The first meeting date of this new group is Tues. Sept. 27th at 10:00 am at the Centre. If you are interested in joining this group please contact Kathryn Morgan at the Centre 519-787-1814. Or if you are interested but can’t make it to this date, please let us know as the group will be discussing meeting dates/times at this meeting. • Wii Bowling (NEW!) New drop-in group! Find out what all the fuss is about with Nintendo Wii and why it’s the latest craze with seniors! It involves some physical activity, improves strength, balance and coordination – and it’s fun! It’s easy to use and requires no previous “gaming” experience. Can be played seated in a chair. Join us Wednesdays, 9:00-10:30 am. Drop-in fee: $1 members or $2 non. • Wood Carving Group meets Wednesdays at 1:00 pm to learn and share knowledge! Bring your own carving tools. $3 drop-in fee (for members only) and includes wood. Instructor: Paul Spedaliere 519-787-2593.
FUTURE DROP-IN PROGRAMS We are hoping to start up the following Drop-in Groups at the
Centre. Please contact the Centre 519-787-1814 if you are interested: • Art/Hobby Group Bring any type of art or hobby you would like to work on to tap into your creative side. • Carpet Bowling We will teach you how to play. • Chess New to the game or haven’t played in a little while? Learn to Play Chess lessons are scheduled the first Wed. of each month at 2:00 pm. • Financial Discussion Group The purpose of this group is to share information and learn how to better understand and manage your investments. Interested? Contact the Centre or Joan Coxhead 519-843-3616. • Mah Jong Mah Jong is a fun game of Chinese origin which involves skill, strategy, calculation and a certain degree of luck. • Shanghai If you like the game Yahtzee, you will love Shanghai.
CENTRE SERVICES Blood Pressure Clinics FREE! Usually held the 1st Wednesday of each month from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm (see dates below for any changes) at Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Kelley Eves, Nurse Specialist – Metabolic Care with the Upper Grand Family Health Team, will check your blood pressure and provide information on how to control your blood pressure. No appointment needed – simply drop-in! Thanks to the Upper Grand Family Health Team for sponsoring this program. Sept. 14, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7 Foot Care Clinics It’s important to prevent and treat foot problems. Healthy feet make a happier person! $25. Appointments with the Foot Care Nurse are necessary and do fill quickly. To book your appt., call the Reception Desk at the Centre 519-7871814. Bring a small towel with you. Please allow a minimum of 24 hours if you need to cancel an appointment so that we have time to contact someone on the waiting list. Cash or cheques accepted.
CNIB Low Vision Clinic FREE! This CNIB Lions’ Low Vision Clinic offers you the opportunity to learn more about vision loss, CNIB services and to explore various products designed to assist with all aspects of daily living. A CNIB Low Vision Specialist will be on hand to answer your questions on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 9:30 am-12:30 pm held at Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Drop-in! No appointment needed. For more information contact: Ruby van Eeken (Low Vision Specialist with the CNIB) 1-800-265-4177 ext. 5164. Upcoming clinic dates: Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 & Dec. 20 Hearing Clinic & Screening FREE! A drop-in Hearing Clinic will be held Wed. Sept. 21 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm when a Hearing Care Counsellor from the Canadian Hearing Society is available to talk to you on a one-to-one basis about any hearing concerns you may have. As well, a FREE Hearing Screening Test (to identify the possibility of hearing loss) is scheduled on Tues. Nov. 29. Simply call the Centre 519-787-1814 to book your ½ hour appt. for this test. Reflexology Deeply relaxing, reflexology works the reflex points in your feet that relate to different organs and areas of your body. Circulation is improved to facilitate balance within the body. You will leave feeling relaxed and yet having a renewed energy. Certified Reflexologist, Karen Murtagh, provides the reflexology appointments $20. To book your ½ hour appt., call the Centre 519-787-1814. Appts. usually available every other Monday from 12:30-3:30 pm. Sept. 26, Oct. 17 & 31 Nov. 14 & 28, Dec. 12 Chair Massage Join specialized certified practitioner, Christine Brown, for a relaxing 10-minute chair massage. Reduce tension, stress, headaches, stiff necks, backaches and increase circulation. (No removal of clothes and no oils used). To book your appointment, call the Centre 519-787-1814. Appts. available the 2nd & 4th Wednesday (new!) of the month 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Cost: $10. (No clinic Dec. 28). Sept. 14 & 28, Oct. 12 & 26 Nov. 9 & 23, Dec. 14
Everyday Matters (NEW!) A free, professional confidential consultation offering understanding and coaching about everyday matters to seniors. Call the Seniors Centre 519-787-1814 to book your free 30-minute appointment with Jack Watkins, B.A., M.S.W., a senior counsellor with over 40 years counselling experience. Appts. available the 2nd Tuesday of the month 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13 Public Flu Clinic Wellington Dufferin Guelph Health Unit will be offering a free public flu clinic held at Victoria Park Seniors Centre. This clinic is for seniors and high risk individuals (health professionals, persons with chronic conditions, etc.). Drop-in. No appointment needed. For more information contact the Health Unit 519-846-2715 or 1-800-265-7293. Tuesday, October 25 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Wednesday Lunch Join us every Wednesday at 12:00 Noon! Cost is $8 for members / $9 non-members. Meet old friends or make new ones while enjoying a delicious and nutritious lunch. We also have a 50/50 draw. Stay for a social afternoon of euchre, bridge, crafts or chess (no charge for these activities if you come for lunch), also woodcarving or billiards (drop-in fee applies). Menus are listed in the Centre’s monthly calendar. Call ahead to reserve a seat, as sometimes lunch is sold-out. Don’t miss the following twice per month fund-raising homemade lunches organized and prepared by our Program Committee volunteers: Sept. 7 Cranberry Chicken Sept. 21 BBQ Oct. 5 Thanksgiving Oct. 19 Octoberfest Nov. 9 Remembrance Day Dec. 14 Roast Beef Garden Fresh Box A non-profit, fresh produce buying service created to help people access affordable fresh fruits and vegetables (supports local farmers as well!). The service is operated by the Guelph Community Health Centre. Victoria Park Seniors Centre is one of many drop-off sites in Wellington County (but the only site in the Fergus area). Your order includes a newsletter with
• Ukulele Band Join us twice a week for this fun group! Mondays & Fridays, 3:004:00 pm. No musical experience needed. Will teach any beginner. You just need to bring your own ukulele. Contact Ken McCorquodale 519-843-5066.
recipes. The box content changes from month to month because fruits and vegetables are chosen in season when they are at peak nutritional value. To order, contact Victoria Park Seniors Centre 519787-1814. Place your order by the 1st Friday of the month. Payment must be made at time of order. Pick up your order on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Victoria Park Seniors Centre between 12:00 and 4:00 pm. Please bring your own grocery bags. This program runs year round! Cost: $20 large box or $15 small box (cash only). Card Service Did you know that the Centre sends out cards to members? If you happen to know a member of the Centre who may be ill, recovering from an operation, requiring a sympathy card, etc., let us know at the Centre or contact our Outreach Coordinator, Lori Runnalls. Crafts for Sale Visit our lovely Craft Shoppe full of beautiful handmade items. All items are made by our talented Craft & Quilting Group volunteers and the crafts are available for sale year round (gift certificates available). You will find some wonderful homemade crafts and collectibles, including baby clothing, quilts and blankets, sweaters, hats, mitts, scarves, and so much more! Available Mon.-Fri. 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Our annual Fall Bazaar fundraiser held Sat. Nov. 5 features crafts made by the group. All proceeds support Victoria Park Seniors Centre.
Annual Quilt Raffle Tickets are now on sale for the annual quilt raffle fundraiser, organized by the Centre’s Craft & Quilting Group. Tickets are available at the Reception Desk at Victoria Park Seniors Centre. $2 per ticket. All proceeds support the Seniors Centre. Draw date: Nov. 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm (at our Annual Fall Bazaar). Monthly Calendar Be sure to pick up a copy of the monthly calendar, listing day-today programs at the Centre. It lists menus for Wednesday lunches and also next month’s programs. Free copies are always available at the Centre and also on the website www.centrewellington.ca (click on Departments –› Parks & Recre-
ation –› Seniors Centre). Library, Newspapers, Puzzles & Coffee Check out our wonderful collection of library books stocked by your generous donations. Drop by to read a book or borrow one to take home. Come out for coffee and browse through the newspapers (Toronto Star, Fergus-Elora News Express, etc). We also accept donations of current magazines for our coffee table. A large selection of jigsaw puzzles are available to borrow or try your hand at the on-going jigsaw puzzle at the Centre. Help yourself to any of the information pamphlets and government publications provided on a range of topics of interest to older adults. Volunteer Opportunities Interested in volunteering at Victoria Park Seniors Centre? You don’t have to be a member to volunteer. There are a number of volunteer positions available: kitchen help, registration desk, foot clinics, special events, food preparation, activity leaders, committee work. Share your expertise. We are always looking for innovative programming ideas and the instructors to lead them. Do you enjoy cooking for a big group (40-60 people)? Volunteers who love to cook are needed to help with our twice monthly fundraising homemade Wednesday lunches. Wii Bowling volunteer also needed. For more information contact the Centre 519-787-1814. Grocery Tapes Fundraiser Support the Centre by saving your grocery receipts when shopping at any Zehrs or L&M. We are collecting these grocery receipts to help support our programs! Simply drop off your receipts to the Centre. For every $450 dollars worth of tapes, we receive $1.00. It doesn’t sound like much but it adds up!
SUPPORT SERVICES & TRANSPORTATION Seniors Transit Bus A bus runs on Tuesdays in the Elora/Salem area and on Wednesdays in the Fergus area for seniors. $1.50 one-way ($3 round trip). The bus picks you up at home, drops you off at your destination and brings you back home. To use this service, you must contact the
bus driver ahead of time. Pick up a bus schedule and drivers’ phone numbers at the Centre. Coordinator: Byron Beirnes 519-843-4148. Wellington Transportation Service Through the joint efforts of many volunteer transportation service providers across Wellington County, transportation is available to assist seniors in accessing medical appointments, social programs, shopping, banking, etc. Volunteer drivers provide transportation. Call 519-843-7003 or 1-866-694-9562. VON Meals on Wheels Delivers hot, delicious and nutritionally balanced meals to your home around the noon hour. Call 1-888-506-6353 press “3” for the Meals on Wheels program.
BUS TRIPS We are always in the process of organizing new bus trips for Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Some trips may not be listed if arranged after this publication went to print. We encourage you to contact the Centre anytime for updates. Register early to avoid the disappointment of a sold-out or cancelled trip. We need a minimum number registered (sometimes up to 4 weeks in advance!) depending on the venue. We travel by coach equipped with a washroom on board. All trips depart from and return to Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Return times are approximate, depending on weather and traffic. (Note: Those who require special assistance of any kind are responsible for arranging an escort to assist them. Our Travel Escort Volunteer cannot provide special care or one-on-one assistance). Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Come along for a day of medieval fun in Toronto! We’ll step back into the 11th century at Medieval Times where we’ll enjoy dinner and entertainment. Medieval Times is inspired by the true medieval tradition of royal families inviting guests to a festival feast to watch knights compete on horseback. Guests are transported to faraway lands including a romantic snowy rendezvous and an authentic medieval tournament for the Battle of Champions with the help of Hollywood-calibre spe-
cial effects. During the show, you will enjoy a four-course medieval feast and beverages. Includes dinner and the show, luxury coach transportation, hst, driver’s gratuity. Departs 1:00 pm, approx. return time 7:30 pm. Sunday, September 25 $86 member / $96 non Fall Colour Cruise (Big Chute Boat Cruise) Enjoy a buffet lunch at the Inn at Christie’s Mill (a beautiful scenic dining room overlooking the water), followed by a 2.5 hour fall colour cruise on the Muskoka Trent-Severn Waterway departing from Port Severn. The Serendipity Princess cruises to the Big Chute Marine Railway – only two of its kind in the world. Also includes luxury coach transportation, hst, driver’s gratuity. Departs 9:45 am, approx. return time 7:30 pm. Thursday, October 6 $90 member / $99 non Rhythm & Pews with the Larry Mercey Trio & Christmas Lights Tour Why not start the holiday season off right with a Christmas show featuring the extraordinary talents of the Larry Mercey Trio? Enjoy a delicious dinner buffet (turkey dinner with all the trimmings) and as darkness falls, we will tour the Northern Festival of lights display in the Owen Sound area! Includes dinner, performance, lights tour, luxury coach transportation, hst, driver’s gratuity. Departs 11:45 am, approx. return time 8:30 pm. Sunday, November 20 $75 member / $85 non
FITNESS CLASSES PAR-Q / PAR-Med Fitness Forms All fitness participants must fill out a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (Par-Q) prior to participation in any fitness program. Not only will it help guide your participation but will assist instructors in monitoring your progress. Those with certain medical conditions will need to fill out a PARmed-X form in consultation with their doctor. Forms given at time of registration. If you registered online, please print form off our website www.centrewellington.ca. Forms should be returned by first day of class. Register early for fitness classes as space is lim-
FREE FALL FITNESS EXTRAVAGANZA In September, we are offering some free fitness classes to allow you to try out a class before registering for the course. They are free – but please pre-register! Also, don’t miss our Open House & New Members Welcome held Fri. Sept. 9 @ 10:00 am Tues. Sept. 6 @ 10:00 am Pilates for Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis Tues. Sept. 6 @ 11:00 am Zumba Gold Party Wed. Sept. 7 @ 9:00 am All Around Fitness (NEW!) Wed. Sept. 7 @ 9:50 am Men’s Fitness Wed. Sept. 7 @ 10:40 am Beginner Strength Training Thurs. Sept. 8 @ 10:00 am Strength Training Fri. Sept. 9 @ 10:00 am Open House & New Members Welcome Tues. Sept. 13 @ 11:45 am Break Through: Osteoporosis Prevention & Management Wed. Sept. 14 @ 5:00 pm Chair Yoga Wed. Sept. 14 @ 6:15 pm General Hatha Yoga (NEW!) Strength Training Certified fitness instructor Kelly Offer will help you regain strength and stamina and then build on that to improve bone density, coordination and stability in this intermediate level class. Become fit with the use of body weight, resistance tubing and chairs. Strengthen and tone various muscle groups. (No class Oct. 10). Don’t miss the free trial class held Thurs. Sept. 8 @ 10:00 am! Mondays, 1:00-1:45 pm Sept. 12–Dec. 12 (13 classes) $65 member / $78 non Low Impact Aerobics An intermediate level, moderate intensity class for those with good mobility or those who have taken fitness classes before. Instructor: Kelly Offer.
Tuesdays, 9:00-9:45 am Sept. 13–Dec. 13 (14 classes) $70 member / $84 non Beginner Strength Training Beginner exercise program ideal for those new to fitness or for those wanting gentle range of motion exercises to improve balance, flexibility and muscle tone. Suitable for those who must exercise from a chair or for those who can stand. Instructors: Kelly Offer (Tuesdays & Thursdays) and Julie Wynhofen (Wednesday class). Don’t miss the free trial class held Sept. 7 @ 10:40 am. Tuesdays, 10:00-10:45 am Sept. 13–Dec. 13 (14 classes) $70 member / $84 non Wednesdays, 10:40-11:25 am Sept. 14–Dec. 14 (14 classes) $70 member / $84 non Thursdays, 11:00-11:45 am Sept. 15–Dec. 15 (14 classes) $70 member / $84 non Pilates for Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis Much of the classical Pilates repertoire is contraindicated for osteoporosis and osteoarthritis and can actually put you at risk for fracture and exacerbate the risk factors associated with these conditions. In this class we will manipulate the Pilates repertoire to make it bone safe and effective for building bone density. If you have been diagnosed with osteopenia, osteoporosis or osteoarthritis, this is the class for you. Join certified fitness instructor Kelly Offer for this fun and challenging class! Don’t miss the free trial class held Sept. 6 @ 10:00 am! Tuesdays, 11:00-11:45 am Sept. 13–Dec. 13 (14 classes) $70 member / $84 non Break Through: Osteoporosis Prevention & Management Information program developed by Osteoporosis Canada and designed specifically for adults 50+ to help achieve good bone health and reduce risk for developing osteoporosis. For those with osteoporosis, it will help treat the disease, manage symptoms, avoid fractures. For each class, certified fitness instructor Kelly Offer, will provide information and exercises designed to maintain bone strength, prevent bone loss and falls. Note: This ½ hour class is a lecture/presentation format. Due
to grant funding, class is free but please pre-register! (Two sessions to choose from). Tuesdays, 11:45 am-12:15 pm Sept. 13-Oct. 18 (6 classes) No charge Tuesdays, 11:45 am-12:15 pm Oct. 25-Nov. 29 (6 classes) No charge Urban Pole/Nordic Walking FREE! Think cross-country skiing without the skis! This outdoor weekly drop-in group will help you build a regular walking routine into your life. A highly effective core muscle strengthening exercise that increases stability and balance. Poles reduce impact on knee and hip joints. Safe, enjoyable and easy to learn. Learn proper techniques for breathing, posture and balance. Join certified fitness instructor Kelly Offer for this fully integrated walking program that turns walking into a workout! Great workout in all types of weather. (Come dressed for all types of weather!) Customized walking poles provided (limited number) or bring your own. Start anytime. Free! Tuesdays &/or Thursdays 8:30-9:00 am All Around Fitness (NEW!) This fitness class is geared to the beginner to intermediate level and will incorporate cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance,balance and flexibility. Variety of equipment will be used including stability balls. All equipment supplied. Instructor: Julie Wynhofen. Don’t miss the free trial class held Sept. 7 @ 9:00 am! Wednesdays, 9:00-9:45 am Sept. 14–Dec. 14 (14 classes) $70 member / $84 non Men’s Fitness - Back to Basics If you have ever suffered from an episode of back pain (or simply want to avoid one) then this is the class for you. We will work on strengthening and conditioning your abs and back for reduced back pain, better stability and a flatter stomach. While the focus of this class is on the core, flexibility and balance training will round out the program. Instructor: Julie Wynhofen. Don’t miss the free trial class held Sept. 7 @ 9:50 am! Wednesdays, 9:50-10:30 am Sept. 14–Dec. 14 (14 classes) $70 member / $84 non
Advanced Strength Training This class is designed for those who have had previous strength training experience (one year or more) and/or are mobile enough to transition from standing to mat work and back again. This class uses various resistance and balance training equipment. Join certified fitness instructor Kelly Offer for this fun and challenging class! Thursdays, 9:00-9:45 am Sept. 15–Dec. 15 (14 classes) $70 member / $84 non Beginner to Intermediate Level Strength Training Class will accommodate those new to fitness, at a beginner level or those at a more intermediate level. Certified fitness instructor Kelly Offer will help you regain strength and stamina and then build on that to improve bone density, coordination and stability. Become fit with the use of body weight, resistance tubing and chairs. Strengthen and tone various muscle groups. Options will be given to accommodate all levels of fitness. Don’t miss the free trial class held Sept. 8 @ 10:00 am! Thursdays, 10:00-10:45 am Sept. 15–Dec. 15 (14 classes) $70 member / $84 non Tai Chi This slow-moving, meditative and gentle exercise helps restore and maintain fitness and flexibility. This non-strenuous introductory class is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Instructor: Billye Milliken. (No class Oct. 10). Mondays, 9:00-10:00 am Sept. 12-Dec. 5 (12 classes) $66 members / $72 non Gentle Yoga II This 1½ hour class incorporates lying, seated, kneeling and standing postures. Explore opening, breathing, stretching and strengthening in the context of mindfulness, community and joy. Instructor: Jill Davey. If you are unsure which yoga class (Gentle Yoga I or Gentle Yoga II) is the best fit for you, contact Jill 519843-5900 to inquire. Please bring a yoga mat and yoga block to class. (No class Sept. 22). Thursdays, 11:10 am-12:40 pm Sept. 15–Dec. 8 (12 classes) $96 members / $102 non
ited. You are welcome to attend another fitness class within the same session to make up a missed class (space permitting). (Due to allergies, please avoid wearing perfumes to class).
Gentle Yoga I Gentle Yoga, Level 1 is ideal both for those new to yoga as well as for those with some experience who enjoy a gentler practice with basic breathing practices and a brief, quiet seated meditation ending each class. It is a slightly shorter class than the Level II Yoga and most of the practice is done on the floor. Please bring a yoga mat, a towel and a strap (or an old tie) to each class. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. If you have any questions, please contact Karen at 519-803-0663. (No class Oct. 10). Mondays, 10:40–11:55 am Sept. 19–Dec. 12 (12 classes) $96 members / $102 non Chair Yoga Chair Yoga gives all the same benefits of other kinds of yoga without having to come to the floor to do the postures. We will use the chair for stability in standing postures and then sit on the chair for breath work, movements to increase range of movement and for postures as well as to sit for a quiet meditative practice to end each class. Please bring a yoga mat, a yoga block as well as a yoga strap (or a tie). This class is suitable both for beginners and for those who have done yoga before but who would prefer not doing floor postures. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. (No class Oct. 19 or Nov. 16). Don’t miss the free trial class held Sept. 14 @ 5:00 pm. Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 pm Sept. 28-Dec. 14 (10 classes) $80 members /$85 non
General Hatha Yoga (NEW!) This is a general hatha yoga class helping you to first unwind from your day and then also to relax for your night ahead. The class will include standing postures as well as floor postures, some pranayama (breath work) and sitting for quiet meditation. It will be a moderate paced class with some gentle movement as well as held poses. Ideas for modifications and choices for deepening poses will be offered. Please bring a yoga mat, a yoga strap (or tie) and a yoga block (or 2). Instructor: Karen Murtagh. If you have any questions, please contact Karen at 519-803-0663. Pre-register. (No class Oct. 19 or Nov. 16). Don’t miss the free trial class held Sept. 14 @ 6:15 pm! Wednesdays, 6:15-7:30 pm
Sept. 28-Dec. 14 (10 classes) $80 members / $85 non **NOTE: Take any of two of the above fitness courses per week (per person) and save $5 OR take three fitness courses per week (per person) and save $10. Walking Groups Monday afternoons at 1:30 pm (including statutory holidays). The group meets at the Centre to explore a different area each week. No cost. All walking levels welcome! Contact the Centre. Monday to Friday Mornings at 8:30/9:00 am meeting at the track in Victoria Park. No cost. All welcome! Walking poles are available for use. Contact: Donna Wagenaar 519-843-4754. Tuesday & Thursday Mornings at 8:30 am. Learn to use Nordic walking poles for a more effective workout and we provide the poles! No cost. Certified fitness instructor Kelly Offer will be walking with the group to teach techniques and to show how to effectively use the walking poles.
DANCE PROGRAMS Belly Dancing A gentle exercise that stretches, strengthens and tones specific muscle groups as you learn the basic foundations movements. Experience the magical effects created by using a veil as a prop while manipulating the fabric to frame and flow around the body. Build confidence, grace of movement and improve posture. Join us for the fun of it and meet women of all ages who practice it. Bring a yoga mat, water and towel. Dress comfortably. Veils provided. For adults aged 21 and up. Instructor: Lise Stewart. (No class on Mon. Oct. 10. No class on Wednesdays: Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16). BONUS: For those registered in Monday or Wednesday classes, you can attend Saturday drop-in class 10:00-11:30 am for $2 per class! (Note: Saturday morning class is not for beginners). Saturdays, 10:00-11:30 am (Intermediate Level) $2 drop-in fee - ongoing Daytime Classes Mondays, 9:00-10:30 am Sept. 19–Oct. 31 (6 classes) -&/orNov. 7–Dec.12 (6 classes) $39 members / $45 non
Evening Classes Mondays, 7:00-8:30 pm Sept. 19–Oct. 31 (6 classes) -&/orNov. 7–Dec. 12 (6 classes) $39 members / $45 non Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm Sept. 14–Nov. 2 (6 classes) -&/orNov.9–Dec. 21 (6 classes) $39 members / $45 non Zumba Gold A fitness class designed for the active older adult. A fusion of international music, this class tones and sculpts without you even knowing it. This class is based on the principle that a workout should be fun & easy to do. Experience the rhythms of Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha, Flamenco, Tango, Rock & Roll and more! If you like to dance, you will love Zumba. Instructor: Nerine Christie. (No class Mon. Oct. 10). Two timeslots available. Don’t miss the free trial class held Tues. Sept. 6 @ 11:00 am! Mondays, 12:00-12:45 pm Sept. 12-Dec. 12 (13 classes) $97.50 member / $110.50 non Tuesdays, 12:00-12:45 pm Sept. 13-Dec. 13 (14 classes) $105 member / $119 non Line Dancing Thursday Line Dancing Beginner group for men and women meet Thursdays 9:15-11:00 am to learn basic steps. Drop-in fee: $1 members / $2 non. Begins: Sept. 15. Convenors: Ray & Marie Burkitt 519-846-0036. Could you help instruct this class? Let us know! Wednesday Line Dancing Fun and exercise on Wednesdays 3:00-4:30 pm to learn basic steps. Drop-in fee: $1 members / $2 non. Convenors: Anne & Ron Davidson 519848-6133.
DAYTIME COMPUTER CLASSES Beginner & Intermediate Computer Course Focusing on Email, Internet searches and basic word processing skills. Three students per class. Five weeks (one hour classes held twice a week on Mon. afternoons & Wed. mornings). Beginners will be introduced to information required to effectively use their computers. Those with some keyboard experience will learn new skills to help better manage their work,
including how to: work with Windows, make your computer “user friendly”, type letters, prepare tables/charts, columns and posters, avoid problems and what to do when mistakes happen. Instruction manual included. Instructor: Joan Coxhead. Two class times to choose from. (No class Oct. 10). Mon 1:15 pm & Wed 9:30 am Sept. 12–Oct. 17 (10 classes) $85 member / $95 non -orMon 2:30 pm & Wed 10:45 am Sept. 12–Oct. 17 (10 classes) $85 member / $95 non Mon 1:15 pm & Wed 9:30 am Oct. 24–Nov. 23 (10 classes) $85 member / $95 non -orMon 2:30 pm & Wed 10:45 am Oct. 24–Nov. 23 (10 classes) $85 member / $95 non Computer Photo Editing Now that you have taken all those digital photos, learn how to store and edit them. Learn to transfer pictures from your camera using the computer’s built-in function. Learn how to edit your photos (touch up colour, crop, add special effects), print and incorporate them into letters and other documents including your e-mail program. Some computer experience needed. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Wednesdays, 2:00-4:00 pm Oct. 12 - Oct. 26 (3 classes) $60 member / $72 non Microsoft Office – Word Microsoft Word is an excellent program to help you create better documents, letters, cards and so much more. Some mouse and keyboard experience needed. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. (No class Nov. 11) Fridays, 2:00-4:00 pm Nov. 4 - Nov. 25 (3 classes) $60 member / $72 non New Computer Know How – Software & Security Learn what software is on your computer and what it does. This course will allow you to better understand your computer and all the applications it has for you to use. Will include information on printers and security features. Some mouse and keyboard experience needed. Presenter: Dushan Grunstein. Pre-register. Fri. Oct. 28, 2:00-4:00 pm $20 members / $24 non
Where the Heck Are My Files? This two week course will help you find files already on your computer and manage all of your files for future. It will allow you to manage doc and image files better, know where your files and photos are saved when they download from your camera, internet or saved from a program. This session would be suitable for both mac and pc users. Some computer experience in necessary. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Fridays, 2:00-4:00 pm Oct. 14 & 21 (2 classes) $40 member / $48 non -orFridays, 2:00-4:00 pm Dec. 2 & 9 (2 classes) $40 member / $48 non Social Butterfly: Social Networking Online Keep your friends and family updated using various social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs, email. This course will introduce you to these trendy tools that are here to stay. The privacy and security settings of each tool will be discussed. Some mouse and keyboard experience needed. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Wednesdays, 2:00-4:00 pm Nov. 2 - Nov. 16 (3 classes) $60 member / $72 non Computer Maintenance – Keep it Running Smoothly Is your computer too slow? Learn how to get peak performance out of your computer. Topics: removing unused programs, defragmenting your hard drive, checking for free HD space, ScanDisc, virus and hacker protection, spyware and adware. Some mouse and keyboard experience needed. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Wednesdays, 2:00-4:00 pm Nov. 23 - Dec. 7 (3 classes) $60 member / $72 non
EVENING & WEEKEND COMPUTER CLASSES Online Garage Sales - Using E-bay and Kijiji to Buy & Sell One persons’ garbage is another persons’ treasure. Are you downsizing and need to get rid of excess furniture and things? Don’t
just give them away, sell them! Discover treasures or sell your own using these two popular sites. Learn how to create your account, search available goods, put in bids or sell items and how to safely make purchases. (You will need an e-mail account to sign up for any of these services.) Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Wed. Sept. 14, 6:00-9:00 pm $30 member / $36 non Picture Perfect – Managing your Holiday Digital Images Digital cameras and scanners are now found in most homes and offices and have great potential to enhance projects and services if used effectively. This course will share practical strategies and techniques for managing and using digital images acquired through digital photography or scanning. Will also show you how to enhance and manage images using simple desktop applications, incorporate them into documents and projects, and place them online via applications such as Web E-mail and Facebook. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm September 15 & 22 (2 classes) $40 member / $48 non Social Networking Don’t be left out of the communications world. Attend this overview to social networking and learn all about making new contacts, sharing information, and connecting with friends using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. (You will need an e-mail account to sign up for any of these services.) Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Sat. Sept. 24, 9:00 am-12:00 pm $30 member / $36 non -orSat. Oct. 29, 9:00 am-12:00 pm $30 member / $36 non DVD/CD Burning Do you want to preserve the digital photographs you took on vacation instead of taking up precious space on your hard drive or keep a digital record of your house inventory to store in a safety deposit box? This course demonstrates how to make a CD/DVD; how to erase a CD/DVD; how to copy your pictures and verify they are copied and how to back-up your files to a CD/DVD. It also introduces Win-
dows Media Player 11; helps you make your own music library and then shows you how to copy this music to a CD/DVD. Make sure your “one of a kind” picture is saved from computer failure: burn it on a CD/DVD. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Sat. Sept. 24, 1:00-3:00 pm $20 member / $24 non -orSat. Oct. 29, 1:00-3:00 pm $20 member / $24 non Photographs and Your Computer After taking photos with your digital camera do you know how to get them from your camera onto your computer? Then from your computer to a printer such as Black’s or Zehrs photo center? This course will take you through the steps of: 1) Taking your photos (bring your camera with photos you have taken), 2) Transferring them onto your computer, 3) Making sure once transferred they no longer exist on your camera, 4) Finding them on your computer, 5) How to view them on your computer, 6) Deleting the photos from your computer you don’t wish to keep, 7) Using the internet to upload and printed online to pick up at your local Zehrs or retailer of your choice. In the class you will see how this is done with a demonstration. Time will be taken to show each participant how to work with their own camera and successfully perform the steps described above. Instructor: Frank Irvine, The Computer Tutor. Thurs. Sept. 29, 7:00-9:00 pm $20 member / $24 non -orThurs. Nov. 3, 7:00-9:00 pm $20 member / $24 non MS Movie Maker With Windows Movie Maker, you can quickly turn your photos and videos into polished movies. Add special effects, transitions, sound, and captions to help tell your story. And sharing with friends and family is easy—whether on the web, a computer, TV, mobile device, or a DVD. (NOTE: This program is included with your ME, XP operating systems and is a free download for Windows 7 - so nothing to buy!). Other video-making programs will be discussed in class. If you have it, bring a thumb drive with pictures. Instructor: Frank Irvine, The
Computer Tutor. Thurs. Oct. 13, 7:00-9:00 pm $20 member / $24 non -orThurs. Nov. 17, 7:00-9:00 pm $20 member / $24 non Make your own Greeting Cards and Calendars Have you ever wanted to make your own personalized birthday cards that contain text, pictures, symbols and borders? The purpose of this two-session course is to help students to produce documents that contain artwork and use various fonts and styles. The emphasis is on simplicity of process with lots of hands-on practice in the class. Printing and various other sharing techniques will also be discussed. No previous typing skills are needed. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm October 19 & 26 (2 classes) $40 member / $48 non Reserve Your Library Books On-line Save time by searching and reserving your library book on-line. This course will teach you how to search for specific books, reserve them with your library card (even if they are not in the Fergus library). Most books in other libraries can be reserved and checked out from the Fergus branch and returned there. Learn now how to reserve your books online so you don’t have to venture out in the middle of winter only to find the library doesn’t have the book you were hoping to take home. Prerequisite; valid library card with a PIN (you will need to go to the library and ask for one). Classroom participation will include a demonstration and individual instruction to ensure you are familiar with the necessary steps. Step by step handouts will be provided to you for future reference. Instructor: Frank Irvine, The Computer Tutor. Thurs. Oct. 20, 7:00-9:00 pm $20 member / $24 non -orThurs. Dec. 1, 7:00-9:00 pm $20 member / $24 non Internet & Webmail Using Internet explorer, saving web pages in favourites & links, searching the web for given tasks, saving images from the web and using them in other applications, setting up web email accounts and
-orWed. Dec. 14, 2:00-4:00 pm $20 members / $24 non
managing your mail are just a few of the topics covered in this fun and informative course. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Thurs. Oct. 27, 6:00-8:00 pm $20 member / $24 non Can you read this?
– Computer Accessibility Settings Do you find it difficult to read small text used on your computer and in various programs such as Internet Explorer? Does your mouse cursor seem to disappear or is it difficult to control? This 2 hour class will show you how to customize your computer to make it easier to use. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Thurs. Nov. 10, 6:00-8:00 pm $20 member / $24 non -orThurs. Dec. 8, 6:00-8:00 pm $20 member / $24 non How about this?
E-readers and Tablets Looking to buy an e-reader or tablet in time for Christmas or just want to know more about them? Then come to this class and learn what e-readers and tablets are, see some of the models that are available, and how to use the library to find eBooks for the e-reader. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Sat. Nov. 12, 9:00 am-12:00 pm $30 member / $36 non -orSat. Dec. 10, 9:00 am-12:00 pm $30 member / $36 non
Is this a television, a radio or a COMPUTER? Electronic Media Do you feel chained to your television? Are you tired of sitting through commercials? Downloading and streaming video and music on your computer allows you the freedom to watch or listen to your favourite programs and discover new shows from other countries at your convenience. This course will introduce you to streaming and downloading video and music. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Sat. Nov. 12, 1:00-3:00 pm $20 member / $24 non -orSat. Dec. 10, 1:00-3:00 pm $20 member / $24 non
CREATIVE ARTS & MUSIC Bunka Artistry Originating from Japan, this craft uses a punch needle and silk-like rayon threads to create beautiful pictures resembling delicately shaded paintings. No knots to tie and mistakes are easy to correct. This course is for new and returning students and all skill levels. All supplies available from instructor Mary Pierson (beginner kit cost: $50). Beginners are welcome and can start anytime! Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am Sept 6-Oct 11 (6 classes) $38 members / $44 non Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am Oct 18-Nov 22 (6 classes) $38 members / $44 non Magic Tricks Amaze the grandkids (and sometimes yourself!) by taking this basic magic tricks class taught by award-winning magicomedian Peter Marucci. Each class will be devoted to a couple of tricks, including how to do it and the story lines that can be woven around the “magic”. In addition to being a fun way of entertaining, it is ideal for maintaining hand-eye coordination, hand flexibility and mental agility. Drop-in fee per class: $3 members / $5 non (donation to the Centre). 3 dates to choose from. Take one or all three! Thanks to volunteer instructor Peter Marucci for leading these workshops. Wed. Sept. 21, 10am-12pm Wed. Oct. 19, 10am-12pm Wed. Nov. 16, 10am-12pm Acrylic Painting for Everyone! Join instructor Lorraine McDonald for this fun course where we will learn the basic skills of acrylic painting; preparation of surfaces, how to create different kinds of textures, paint colour choices, painting strokes, using a palette knife, mixing, blending and sample studies. When we are ready we will work on themed based paintings. This class is designed for beginning acrylic painters. Supply list available at registration. Thursdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm Sept. 22-Nov. 24 (10 classes) $86 member /$91 non Watercolour Painting for Everyone! Join instructor Lorraine McDon-
ald in this fun and relaxing class where we will work in various techniques of watercolour to create beautiful paintings. We will also try our hand at some pen and ink. Each class will begin with a demonstration. All levels welcome. Supply list available at registration. (No class Nov. 24.) Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 pm Sept. 22 - Dec. 1 (10 classes) $86 member /$91 non Reading of “Cinderella” Christmas Production by the Victoria Park Play Group The Victoria Park Play Group will meet Thurs. Oct. 6 @ 2:00 pm to read through the script for the pantomime “Cinderella”. Rehearsals begin Thurs. Oct. 20 at 2:00 pm. The play performance will take place on Friday, Dec. 16 at 2:00 pm. at the Centre. Calling all men - several men are needed for this production in key roles so don’t hesitate to be part of a fun pantomime. If you are interested in being part of this production, please contact Joan Brownlow at 519-787-2972 and leave a message.
McTavish. Tuesday, October 18 9:30-11:30 am (1 class) $3 member / $5 non
CARDS & GAMES Wii Bowling New weekly drop-in group! Find out what all the fuss is about with Nintendo Wii and why it’s the latest craze with seniors. The system lets people play virtual versions of games such as bowling, tennis and golf by mimicking reallife movements with a wand-like wireless controller. Wii has been hailed for being a game system that involves some physical activity and improves strength, balance and coordination – and it’s fun! Easy to use and requires no previous “gaming” experience. Find out why this popular video-game system isn’t just for kids! NOTE: Can be played seated in a chair for those who prefer not to stand. Beginners welcome and can start anytime! Join us Sept. 7. Drop-in fee: $1 members / $2 non. Wednesdays, 9:00-10:30 am
Decoupage The course is based on cutting multiple (8) prints and molding and placing them to create a single image with depth. This course will appeal to the individual who already has paper-cutting experience, however, if you are a beginner, please let staff know when you register. (Please note that this is not the same as paper tole. Paper tole comprises 2 to 3 images superimposed on each other, whereas decoupage creates one 3D image). Pre-register by Sept. 23 as the instructor needs time to pre-order your prints (8). If you have a partially completed project, bring it along to finish in class. Come for relaxing and fun afternoons! Instructor: Barbara Shantora. Supply list available at registration. See sample at the Centre. Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30 pm Oct. 11-Nov. 29 (8 classes) $46 member / $55 non
Learn to Play Chess Have you always wanted to learn to play this intriguing game? Join us for this fun session to learn the basics. Held the first Wednesday of the month. $1 members / $3 non. Please pre-register. Many dates to choose from: Wed. Sept. 7 @ 2:00 pm Wed. Oct. 5 @ 2:00 pm Wed. Nov. 2 @ 2:00 pm Wed. Dec. 7 @ 2:00 pm
Rubber Stamping / Card Making 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
Pickleball (NEW!) Pickleball is a combination of tennis, ping pong and badminton played on a badminton court with a three foot high net, lightweight paddles and a plastic perforated ball. The game, similar to oversized ping-pong, is mainly shot placement and game strategy,
Learn to Play Pool Calling all women! Have you always wanted to learn to play pool? Join in this small, friendly, relaxed class at the Centre in the billiards room to learn the basics of the game. All equipment provided. Please pre-register. Drop-in fee: $1 members / $3 non. Many dates to choose from: Wed. Sept. 7 @ 2:00 pm Wed. Oct. 5 @ 2:00 pm Wed. Nov. 2 @ 2:00 pm Wed. Dec. 7 @ 2:00 pm
Learn to Play Bid Euchre Join in a fun session with volunteer instructor Andrea Corner to learn how to play this interesting card game. It’s easy and you’ll learn quickly! Pre-register. $1 members / $3 non. Tues. Sept. 27 @ 10:00 am Tues. Oct. 25 @ 10:00 am Tues. Nov. 29 @ 10:00 am Tues. Dec. 13 @ 10:00 am Learn to Play Bridge Have you always wanted to learn the game or need to brush up on your skills (if you haven’t played in awhile)? Join instructor Don McNiven in a fun, relaxed atmosphere to learn or improve skills. Thursdays, 1:00 to 3:00 pm Oct. 6-Nov. 24 (8 classes) $39 members / $45 non Bridge Tricks to Make Your Contract This course is for those who have some bridge playing experience and want to improve their game. Instructor: Don McNiven. Thursdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am Oct. 6-Nov. 24 (8 classes) $39 members / $45 non
GENERAL INTEREST Book Club Love to read? Share your interest with others in this drop-in group at the Centre which meets the first Friday of the month at 11:00 am. The list of books to be discussed can be found at the Reception Desk of the Seniors Centre. The book for Sept. 2: The Birth House by Ami McKay. For more information contact the Centre 519787-1814 or group leader: Louise Fletcher 519-843-7798. Drop-in! $1 member / $2 non. Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2 Friday Movie with Ice Cream Sundaes! Fridays at 1:00 pm we show great movies on a large-screen TV. Cost is only $2 for members or $3 non-members to cover cost of refreshments which includes a
“build-your own” ice cream sundae after the show. Thanks to Cherry Hill Video for sponsoring this program! Pick up the detailed movie sheet from the Centre, listing our fall line-up of great films! No need to pre-register – just drop-in! (Note: Due to special events, movie cancelled: Sept. 30, Nov. 4, Nov. 25, Dec. 16). Sept. 9 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells Sept. 16 Country Strong Sept. 23 Soul Surfer Oct. 7 The Tourist Oct. 14 From Prada to Nada Oct. 21 Life As We Know It Oct. 28 Ramona & Beezus Nov. 18 The Dogfather Dec. 2 A Perfect Day Dec. 9 The Dog Who Saved Christmas Dec. 23 The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Life Stories - Recording An opportunity to experience telling your life stories to a professional and compassionate personal historian. Lucy Ferguson B.A. and Jack Watkins M.S.W of Expressions of Wisdom assist individuals in telling and recording their stories as a therapeutic process, while at the same time providing a family treasure for loved ones. They are inviting individuals to experience this process through a no charge interview session where your stories will be guided by their expertise and then recorded to a personalized audio CD. Lucy and Jack are both passionate about their work and are hoping to raise awareness about the value of both telling and preserving these life gems. Call the Centre 519-787-1814 to book your appt. time. 4 dates offered: Sept. 16, Oct.14, Nov. 18, Dec. 9 9:30-11:00 am Gardening Talk with Trevor! Join Trevor Ashbee, Horticulturalist for a fun morning of gardening tips and talk. He’ll provide you with lots of useful information that will have you looking forward to the upcoming gardening season. Great ideas for the fall season! Mon. Sept. 19 @ 10:15 am $1 member / $3 non Lunch & Tour of Heritage River Retirement Residence If you’ve never toured Heritage River Retirement Residence in Elora, now’s your chance! Many
dates to choose from (see below). Includes a delicious lunch at Heritage River, transportation (using the Seniors Transit) and the tour – all at no cost to you! Bus departs from the Seniors Centre at 11:45 am & returns you to the Seniors Centre at 2:15 pm. Limited seating. (If preferred, you can drive on your own). Enjoy a complimentary lunch at 12:00 pm and then enjoy a guided tour of the facility after lunch. Please pre-register at the Seniors Centre. Held the last Wednesday each month. Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30 &/or Dec. 21 Telling Your Story Life stories are a window into the past that provides understanding for today. When our grandparents, parents and other family members share their stories they bring out ancestors to life; their stories connect us to our roots. Preserving these stories leaves a legacy to our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren for generations to come. Telling Your Story is a how-to workshop for individuals interested in preserving these irreplaceable family treasures. Through a combination of discussion, demonstration and lecture, personal historians, Lucy Ferguson and Jack Watkins will: show you tricks to job your memory, audio recording your stories, guidelines for a written story and much more. Wed. Oct. 5, 10:00-11:30am $1 member / $3 non Genealogy: Get Your Family Under Control! Is your family a mess, in a shoe box, on scraps of paper? Get them under control and in their place! Come with all the bits and pieces and learn how to organize it all into a book that is readable and you can share with others. Supplies needed: a 3-ring binder, subject dividers, pen, pencil, ruler & highlighter. Instructor: Margaret McCarney. (No class Nov. 11). Fridays, 12:30-2:30 pm Oct. 7-Dec. 2 (8 classes) $56 member / $64 non 55 Alive – Mature Driver Improvement Course A driver refresher classroom course by the Canada Safety Council to help mature drivers improve driving skills. Learn about current rules of the road, how to operate your vehicle safely in today’s
driving environment and some adjustments to common agerelated changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. Gain more confidence behind the wheel. Instructor: Susan Fow (Certified Professional Driving Instructor). Cost includes a workbook and a Driver Improvement Certificate issued by Canadian Safety Council. Please pre-register one week in advance. Bring a bag lunch. Fri. Oct. 21, 9:00 am-2:30 pm $45 member / $54 non Financial Discussion: Understanding Your Investments This session is geared to small investors holding mutual funds. Know what “products” you hold and compare them with other investment options. Increase your gains by learning about the many costs involved and ways to decrease those costs. This discussion will put you on the road to becoming “financially literate” and help you know what questions to ask of your Financial Planner/Advisor. Group led by volunteer & Centre member: Joan Coxhead. We are hoping to start a monthly drop-in group to share information and better understand and manage investments. Interested? Contact the Centre or Joan Coxhead 519843-3616. Mon. Oct. 24 @ 10:15 am $1 member / $3 non Beginner French This course is for people with little or no knowledge of the French language. The course will contain grammar, reading, writing and of course, speaking! Please bring a French/English dictionary to the first class. Instructor: Virginia Burns, a retired French Immersion teacher. (No class Oct. 31). Mondays, 7:00-8:30 pm Oct. 24-Dec. 19 (8 weeks) $49 member / $57 non French Plus This course is for those people with some prior knowledge of the French language or for those who have completed a beginner French language course. The course will contain grammar, reading, writing, and speaking. Please bring a French/ English dictionary to the first class. Instructor: Virginia Burns, a retired French Immersion teacher. Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30 pm Oct. 25-Dec. 13 (8 weeks) $49 member / $57 non
not brute power or strength. We will teach you how to play! Held at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus. Contact the Seniors Centre 519-787-1814 if you are interested! Drop-in! Tues. & Thurs. 9:00-11:00 am Begins: Sept. 20 $2.75 drop-in fee
Conversation en Francais Venez discuter les sujets en francais. Parlez seulement en francais pendant cette heure. Pratiquez les mots, les temps des verbes et les autres regles de grammaire. Translation Conversation in French Come and discuss the topics in French. Speak only in French during this hour. Practicing the words, the time of the verbs and the other rules of grammar. Instructor: Virginia Burns, a retired French Immersion teacher. Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 pm Oct. 27-Dec. 15 (8 weeks) $33 members / $39 non Travel Insurance 101: What you need to know Have you ever heard someone say: I wish I would have known that about my travel insurance before I went on vacation…Or maybe you have bought insurance without really knowing what you are covered for? Attend this informative session to become better informed to be able to ask the right questions when purchasing insurance. Topics: Why purchase travel insurance? How do I prepare to get travel insurance? Understanding the stability clause. Travel insurance options (emergency medical insurance, trip cancellation & interruption, all inclusive insurance, expatriate insurance, visitors to canada). What affects cost of travel insurance? Where can it be purchased and when? What is covered and what isn’t? How to make a claim. Presented by: Stacey Aarssen, Achieve Financial Services. Mon. Oct. 31 @ 10:15 am $1 member / $3 non
over the establishment of the Gweedore Hotel in the early 1840s, and discusses how it fit into wider debates over landlords, peasants and the turbulent politics of the Famine and early post-Famine years. Guest presenter Dr. Kevin James is from the University of Guelph’s Scottish Studies History Dept. (You may know Professor James from the History Channel’s genealogy program “Ancestors in the Attic”). Don’t miss it! Mon. Nov. 14 @ 10:15 am $1 member / $3 non Guaranteed Income for Your Retirement You could live to be 90. Can you say the same for your retirement savings? Retirement can be an incredible time of your life – but it can also last 20 or more years. So it’s important to consider if your retirement income will last as long as your retirement. When it comes to generating retirement income, two options to explore are segregated funds and annuities. Presented by James Rankin, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Mon. Nov. 21 @ 10:15 am $1 member / $3 non Take Stock in the Market Learn common-sense rules for common stocks. Investing in stocks can be easier that you think. In this session, you will learn basic stock terminology, as well as timeproven strategies created to help you reach your financial goals. Presented by James Rankin, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Mon. Nov. 28 @ 10:15 am $1 member / $3 non
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Coin Appraisal Clinic Have you wondered about the value of those coins you’ve been saving? Coin expert and volunteer, Donald Quant, will value and identify your coins and trade dollars. He has been an avid collector all his life and has extensive knowledge to share. Book your appointment between 2:00-4:00 pm prior to the clinic by calling the Centre. Tuesday, November 1 $1 member / $3 non
Everyday Matters (NEW!) A free, professional confidential consultation offering understanding and coaching about everyday matters to seniors. Call the Seniors Centre 519-787-1814 to book your free 30-minute appointment with Jack Watkins, B.A., M.S.W., a senior counsellor with over 40 years counselling experience. Appts. available the 2nd Tuesday of the month 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13
The Hotel at the Centre of an Irish Storm: The Gweedore Hotel In this talk, speaker Professor Kevin James explores debates
Friday Film Series: Family Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease Please join us for an excellent series of two films from Leeza Gibbon’s: “The Family Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease. (You may re-
member Leeza Gibbons as a host from Entertainment Tonight show. Her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s which inspired Leeza to do the series to help others). Presented by Robin Smart, Education Coordinator with the GuelphWellington Alzheimer Society. You are welcome to attend just one session or both! No charge but please pre-register. 1) Friday, Sept. 16 @ 10:00 am “Family Caregiving” – This film offers specific information on using community supports, involving other family members and handling activities such as eating, dressing and bathing. 2) Friday, Sept. 23 @ 10:00 am “Transitions” – This film offers specific information on adapting social activities, spiritual issues, evaluating care facilities and grieving. Enjoying the Fall Harvest Fall is a wonderful time of year to enjoy the best of the Ontario growing season produce. Instead of the same old veggie dishes showing up at the holiday table, why not try a few different vegetables that are in season right now? Make a colourful and nutritious addition to your holiday meal. In this session we will also be discussing how to read food nutrition labels. Session presented by Community Food Advisors with the Public health Unit. Join for an informative morning including delicious samples to try! Mon. Sept. 26 @ 10:15 am $1 members / $3 non Widow/Widower Support Group (NEW!) The first meeting date of this new group is Tues. Sept. 27th at 10:00 am at the Centre. If you are interested in joining this group please contact Kathryn Morgan at the Centre 519-787-1814. Or if you are interested but can’t make it to this date, please let us know as the group will be discussing meeting dates/times at this meeting. Begins: Tues. Sept. 27 @ 10:00 am Falls Prevention Join us for an informative talk and learn about the 7 tips & guidelines for falls prevention. Were you aware that one in three seniors will fall this year? That one fall leads to another? And that most falls are preventable? Learn
about risk factors, prevention and various safety considerations. The consequence of a fall can be serious and attending this workshop will support you in maintaining a high quality of life. Presented by Julie Kerkhof, RN, Geriatric Nurse Specialist with the Upper Grand Family Health Team. No charge. Tuesday, October 4 3:00-4:00 pm Homeopathy for Acute Ailments Homeopathy is a holistic, complementary medicine that can be used for acute and chronic ailments. It is gentle, non-toxic, nonallergenic and has no side-effects. Treat yourself and family for colds, flus and first aid. For chronic ailments it is best to seek help from a qualified Homeopath. Presenter Marg Gollinger, DSHomMed, will discuss acute ailments, with emphasis on the flu and how you can help protect and treat yourself and family using homeopathic remedies. Flu remedies will be available. Other remedies discussed are available at health food stores. For a homeopathic alterative to the flu shot call Marg Gollinger 519-8465574. Fri. Oct 14, 10:30-11:30 am $1 members / $3 non Exercise Control Over Arthritis Has your arthritis kept you from activities you enjoy? Did you know that physical activity is one of the best ways to manage your arthritis pain and regain some of your mobility? Come out to the session: “Exercise Control over Arthritis” presented by The Arthritis Society and learn about the benefits of physical activity for those with arthritis, and how easy it can be to add to your daily activities. Monday, Oct. 17 @ 10:15 am $1 members / $3 non Brain Gym Improve your brain fitness! Challenge yourself in this fun and interactive session to help you on your way to improving your memory, concentration, balance and coordination. This unique program is based on current scientific research on how the brain functions. Research studies show keeping your brain active and alert slows down or reverses some of the symptoms of aging, such as lack of concentration, poor recall, limited thinking patterns, and inability to
Public Flu Clinic Wellington Dufferin Guelph Health Unit will be offering a free public flu clinic held at Victoria Park Seniors Centre. This clinic is for seniors and high risk individuals (health professionals, persons with chronic conditions, etc.). Drop-in. No appointment needed. For more information contact the Health Unit 519-846-2715 or 1-800-265-7293. Tuesday, October 25 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Rightsizing Our Homes and Possessions Are you feeling overwhelmed with the “stuff” in your home, or thinking of downsizing to a smaller residence? Wondering what to do with the accumulations of a lifetime? In this workshop, professional organizers Liz Vogt and Kathy MacLean (Methodical Minds) will share tips and strategies for clearing the clutter, deciding which treasures to keep and what to do with the rest – to help make your current home organized and efficient, or help you manage your move. Fri. Oct. 28 @ 10:00 am $1 members / $3 non Hearing Screening Assessments Come out and get your hearing screened by Mary Young, Hearing Care Counsellor with the Canadian Hearing Society. Book your ½ hour appointment prior to the clinic by calling the Reception Desk at Victoria Park Seniors Centre 519-787-1814. This is geared to individuals wondering if their hearing has changed and to help identify the possibility of hearing loss. If you wear hearing aids and have questions, please call Mary Young at the Canadian Hearing Society 519-821-4242 to set up a separate appointment. No charge. Tuesday, November 29 Appts. available: 8:30am-2:30pm
SPECIAL EVENTS Zumba Party! FREE! Join the party and find out what this class is all about! It is a Latin and international rhythm dance-fitness class designed to
make you sweat and burn calories while having a blast! Easy-to-follow and no previous dance experience required. Feel the music and let loose. A great way to find out what this class is all about! Enjoy refreshments after the class. Instructor: Nerine Christie. This class is free, however we ask that you pre-register! Tuesday, Sept. 6 11:00-11:45 am Wednesday Homemade Lunches Join us for a delicious monthly homemade fundraising lunch organized and prepared by the Centre’s Program Committee. Includes a main course (with vegetable, roll, salad/juice), dessert, tea/coffee. Lunch begins at 12:00 Noon. Cost is $8 for members / $9 non-members. Stay for a social afternoon of euchre, bridge, crafts, chess (no charge for these activities if you come for lunch), woodcarving or billiards (drop-in fee applies). Full menus are listed in the Centre’s monthly calendar. Call ahead to reserve a spot, as sometimes lunch is sold-out. (Do you enjoy cooking for a big group (40-60 people)? Volunteers who love to cook are needed to help with our twice monthly fundraising homemade Wednesday lunches. For more information contact the Centre). Wed. Sept. 7 – Cranberry Chicken Wed. Sept. 21 – End of Summer BBQ Wed. Oct. 5 – Thanksgiving Turkey Wed. Oct. 19 – Oktoberfest Wed. Nov. 9 – Remembrance Day Baked Ham & Scalloped Potatoes (with entertainment by the VP Music Ensemble) Wed. Dec. 14 – Roast Beef Open House & New Members Welcome! Get a taste of the life of a senior! Bring a friend and discover new activities and opportunities to make the most of your retirement years. This is our opportunity to welcome current members, new members and future members! Anyone who wants to learn about what the Centre has to offer is invited. See displays of our activities, meet activity convenors, advisory board members, program convenors, staff and other new members. Enjoy refreshments and tours of the facility and learn about the many opportunities and programs available to you. A great
opportunity to find out what the Centre is all about. No charge! Fri. Sept. 9 @ 10:00 am Alzheimer’s Society Coffee-Break Fundraiser Victoria Park Seniors Centre is once again participating in the 16th Annual Alzheimer’s Coffee Break Fundraiser, celebrated across Canada. Stop by the Seniors Centre during the week of Sept. 12th-16th for coffee and give a donation! (All donations go to local Alzheimer’s programs and support services). Tan Jay Fashion Show See the new fall fashions from Tan Jay & Alia and the new arrivals of jackets, pants, skirts, sweaters, vests and much more! Regular and petite sizes available. Can you help model the clothes (no experience needed) let us know at the Centre as we are looking for volunteer models! Refreshments and door prizes included! Also enjoy displays from Fifth Avenue Jewellery. Pre-register. (Please note early bird ticket deadline). Fri. Sept 23 @ 1:30 pm $5 mem / $6 non (by Sept 16) $6 mem/$7 non (after Sept 16) Active Living & Retirement Trade Show Visit our 5th Annual one-day event at Victoria Park Seniors Centre and see the many exhibitor booths for information available from a variety of organizations: health and financial services, travel, recreation, seniors support services and much more! Lots of giveaways and door prizes. This free event allows you to learn more about opportunities and services for older adults in our community. Enjoy lunch and refreshments! Free admission. Saturday, October 1 10:00 am-2:00 pm Poker Walk Did you know that Oct. 1 - 7 is in motion week? This is a health promotion strategy to encourage you to include regular physical activity in your daily life. So, to celebrate in motion week and to encourage everyone to be active, join us for an enjoyable morning to promote fun, physical activity! At designated stops, you will receive a playing card and at the end of the walk we’ll see who has been dealt the best poker hand. No poker playing experience needed! (Walking a total of 2 kms
on a pre-determined route). Prizes to be won! No charge but please pre-register. (Walking poles available for use). Mon. October 3 @ 10:30 am Halloween Dessert & Euchre or Bid Euchre Party! Join us at the Centre for a fun, Halloween-themed afternoon! Enjoy delicious homemade dessert and ice cream! Both bid euchre & euchre will be played (your choice) with cash prizes to be won. Our theme is “funny hats” so wear a funny or outrageous hat and you could win a prize! Bring a friend! Thanks to the Centre’s Program Committee for organizing this fundraiser. Pre-register. Fri. October 28 @ 1:00 pm $5 members / $6 non Fall Bazaar Don’t miss this annual event, which is a major fundraiser for the Centre. Stay for lunch! Organized by the Centre’s very talented Craft and Quilting Group. One-of-a-kind handmade craft items for sale, lucky draws including a quilt raffle (queen-sized), home baking (come early for the baking!), attic treasures, lunch and refreshments! Free admission. Saturday, November 5 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Deck the Halls! Get into the holiday spirit! Help us decorate the Centre for Christmas. We are looking for volunteers so let us know if you can help! Fri. November 18 @ 9:00 am Annual General Meeting Each year, the Centre holds a General Meeting to report to the Centre’s membership: the business of the year, financial report, committee reports, activity convenor reports and electing the Advisory Board. All members are encouraged to attend. Find out what’s happening at your Centre! Please note that all other Centre programs & activities are cancelled during the meeting. Thurs. Nov. 24 @ 2:00 pm Vendor Craft Show Victoria Park Seniors Centre will be hosting our 2nd annual fundraising vendor-based Craft Show on Sat. Nov. 26. So, we are looking for craft vendors wanting to sell their hand-crafted items for this event. Book your spot early – limited space! $25 per table. We
learn new material. Presented by Heritage River Retirement Residence. Tues. October 18 @ 1:30 pm $1 member / $3 non
invite everyone to join us for some Christmas shopping at this event! Enjoy hot apple cider & homemade shortbread cookies. Free admission. Saturday, November 26 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Christmas Dinner Join us for our annual Christmas Dinner held at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex! Enjoy a delicious homemade turkey dinner with all the trimmings (prepared by Morven McCorquodale and volunteers). Reception at 5:30 pm. Dinner served at 6:00 pm. Enjoy wonderful musical entertainment after dinner by The Black Family! Purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Thanks to the Centre’s Program Committee for organizing this annual event. Friday, December 9 $25 members / $30 non Christmas Performance The Victoria Park Players and the Victoria Park Music Ensemble join forces once again to present an enjoyable afternoon of Christmas music by the Ensemble and a production of “Cinderella” by the Players. Enjoy refreshments after the show. Free will donations gratefully accepted at the door. Mark your calendars to attend this special event. Fri. December 16 @ 2:00 pm Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long Get into the holiday spirit! Join us for a fun, musical afternoon led by the Centre’s talented choir: “The Victoria Park Ensemble”. Enjoy hot apple cider and lots of special Christmas goodies! All are welcome to join us! No charge. Mon. December 19 @ 1:30 pm
WANTED: YOUR PROGRAM IDEAS
• Do you have an idea for a new drop-in activity? We are also looking to start up drop-in activities on Saturday mornings. • Are you interested in taking a course, seminar or workshop you don’t see offered? • Do you have a skill you would like to teach others? Please share your ideas with Kathryn Morgan 519-787-1814.
From time to time we add new programs that are not included in the program guide. Please refer to our monthly calendar to view any new programs offered at the Centre.
Have you moved or changed any of your contact phone numbers or email? Please advice the Centre if you have moved, changed your phone number or your emergency contact number since becoming a member.
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• Line Dancing Volunteer Could you help teach line dancing? We need a volunteer to help out with the Thursday morning class. Contact the Centre 519-787-1814 or Marie Burkitt 519-846-0036. • Program Committee Volunteers are needed to help on the Centre’s Program Committee, which plans and organizes special events andfundraisers for the Centre. This Committee meets once a month on the first Monday at 10:15 am. For more information contact the Centre. • Special Events Volunteers are needed to help with food preparation, set up and organization for special events. Please contact Kathryn Morgan 519-787-1814. • Cooking for a Crowd! Do you enjoy cooking for a big group (40-60 people)? Volunteers who love to cook are needed to help with our twice monthly fundraising homemade Wednesday lunches. For more information contact the Centre.
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.
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