Centre Wellington T H E AT R E • F I T N E S S • AQ UAT I C S • S E N I O R S
p o r r a H Susan G N I R U O HON
PROGRAM REGISTRATION WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 Centre Wellington Community Guide www.centrewellington.ca
R, UNTEE L O V D TE DEDICA US FALL FAIR FERG
Fergus Grand Theatre presents
Chase Padgett’s 6 Guitars - Oct. 17th One performer portrays 6 unique guitar players, each representing their own style of music. Beautiful story telling and top-notch comedy that has been performed across North America to standing ovations.
Sultans of String - Nov. 23rd A genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, Flamenco, e--�rJ Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban and South Asian rhythms, ﬁery violin dances with kinetic guitar, while bass and percussion lay down unstoppable groves. .---
Performed by Chase Padgett
Written by Chase Padgett & Jay Hopkins
Great Canadian Fiddle Show - Feb. 29th A show that preserves and celebrates Canada’s rich musical heritage through traditional ﬁddling and step dancing. Visiting the breadth of Canada’s diverse regional styles, it’s Canada’s Kitchen Party!
Six String Nation - March 28th The story of the creation of Voyageur, an acoustic guitar made from 64 different pieces of material, each with a story to tell, from every province and territory of Canada.
Mike Stevens - April 4th An award winning musician who created a place for the harmonica in Bluegrass with his explosive expressive playing. He has performed more than 300 times on the Grand Ole Opry stage and has worked to bring arts and music to Indigenous youth.
2019-2020 Season Order Your Tickets: 519.787.1981
www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca Single tickets: $35 each Subscribe and save: $125 for all ﬁve concerts, or just $25 per show!
Additional Events Kings of Classic Country: September 29th Green River Revival: October 18th The Liverpool Sessions Abbey Road Live: October 19th The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Family Musical Panto: November 28th – December 1st Elvis! Blue Christmas: December 6th Elora Community Theatre’s 2019-2020 Season Season: Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus: December 13th – 22nd Mom’s Gift: February 14th – 23rd Little House on the Prairie: The Musical: May 1st – 10th
Contents Centre Wellington Community Guide Fall Edition 2019
THEATRE: Fergus Grand Theatre COMMUNITY: Community Contact List Centre Wellington Events REGISTRATION: Registration Form How to Register Register Online
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AQUATICS: Admission Prices General Pool Information Swimming Supervision Requirements Swim Descriptions Pool Swim Schedule (Fall 2019) Aquaﬁt Swimming Lessons Swimming Preschool Red Cross Swim Kids (Ages 5-13) Additional Aquatics Programs Swimming Lessons Schedule (Fall 2019) Introductory Lifesaving Courses Advanced Leadership Lifesaving & Swimming Instructor Courses
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FITNESS: Fitness Classes Weight Room
ADULT/SENIORS: Victoria Park Seniors Centre Programs
Published by: The Wellington Advertiser www.wellingtonadvertiser.com
Recognizing Susan Harrop, Fergus Fall Fair Volunteer of 35 years! This is the 183rd year of the Fergus Fall Fair and the theme is “Autumn Skies and Pumpkin Pies”. Hundreds of volunteers are involved in planning and running the Fergus Fall Fair each year. Susan Harrop is one of many dedicated volunteers who plan and run this spectacular community event. Susan has served as an Associate Director for 15 years, on the Executive for 8 years, and was president for 2001 & 2002. She currently is in charge of the setup of the exhibit Hall (Co-chairs the Handicraft Committee) and also judges handicraft competitions at other fairs in Southern Ontario. Susan was hesitant to be recognized this year as she emphasized that many other volunteers contribute a signiﬁcant amount of time and energy into running the fall fair. Planning takes place throughout the year. Volunteers start setting up on the Monday prior to the fair by preparing and arranging props both inside and outside the buildings for all the events. Over 100 volunteers help in the running of events over the weekend. Susan was involved in the change of venue from Victoria Park to the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex in 1997. The larger venue has enabled the volunteers to acquire larger entertainment venues and activities for all ages such as sheep herding, dog demonstrations and a classic car show, just to name a few. Long-term events and attractions such as Truck and Tractor pulls and the midway have been a staple for a number of years. The Agriculture awareness area has been expanded and includes large tents of educational exhibits and farm animals. For the younger visitors, the “Farmer for a Day” features an interactive site which is a fun series of activity stations that is a must see. Susan emphasizes the important contribution of all of the volunteers, including board members who work throughout the year. For anyone who would like to get involved in any volunteer capacity with the Fergus Agricultural Society or exhibit in any of the numerous categories, please go to their Website at www.fergusfallfair.ca.
Community Contacts Help
Ambulance 843.5909 Animal Control, Guelph Humane Society 824.3091 Centre Wellington Hydro 843.2900 Centre Wellington Township Office 846.9691 Crime Stoppers 1.800.222.8477 Distress Centre Well/Dufferin 1.888.821.3760 Fire – Admin. and Public Safety 843.1950 Groves Hospital Volunteer Assoc. 843.2010 Groves Memorial Hospital 843.2010 Health Unit, Wellington/Dufferin/Guelph 846.2715 Highway Info (Winter) 1.888.638.9899 Hydro Emergency in Fergus & Elora 827.8588 or 827.8589 Kid’s Help Line 1.800.668.6868 Madd Wellington County Chapter 515.0623 O.P.P – 24 hrs 1.888.310.1122 O.P.P Admin 856.1506 Poison Information 1.800.268.9017 Rural Women’s Support Programme 843.6834 Sewer Emergency 519.846.9691 x905 St. John Ambulance, Les Morrison 846.8704 The Door Youth Centre 519.787.0925 Wellington/Dufferin/Guelph Public Health 800.265.7293
B.I.A Office, Elora B.I.A Office, Fergus CW Chamber of Commerce Centre for Environmental Excellence CW Community Sportsplex – Fergus Elora Information Centre Elora Community Centre Fergus Information Centre Post Office, Elora Post Office, Fergus Wellington Cty Library, Elora Branch Wellington Cty Library, Fergus Branch Wellington Cty Library Aboyne Branch
Arts and Culture
CW Children’s Drama, Lindsay Miller CW Music Together, P. Wilson CW Singers, Linda Chestnut CW Youth Band, Brent Rowan Elora Arts Council, Barb Lee Elora Cataract Trail, Raymond Soucy Elora Centre for the Arts
Elora Comm. Theatre, Deb Stanson 496.6481 Elora Festival and Singers 846.0331 Elora and Salem Horticulture, Dudley Foster 824.7867 Elora Writers Festival. Roxanne Beales 843.4391 Fergus Brass Band, Jean Trask 846.5130 Fall Fair Board, Wendy Wittaker 856.9621 Fergus Grand Theater 846.9691 x200 Fergus Horticultural, Connie Di Pisa 519.843.4866 Fergus Pipe Band, Jean Trask 846.5130 Fergus Scottish Festival 787.0099 Glee Musical Theater, Anne Thomson-King 519.787.0245 Grand Celtic Pipe Band, C. MacDonald 787.0191 Grinder Productions, Eric Goudie 843.7942 Kindermusik 843.3517 Music for Young Children 843.3517 Neighbour Woods, Toni Ellis 1.888.713.4088 On the Spot Production, David Tanner, L.Bailey 843.2288 Performance Studios 843.3517 Puppets Elora, Annerose Schmidt 846.8123 Village Idiot Productions 846.9336 Vision Theater Productions 787.2324 Volunteer Centre of Guelph and Wellington 822.0912 Wellington County Museum and Archives 846.0916
Club and Lodges 846.2563 787.1384 843.5140 846.0841 846.9691 x903 846.9691 x385 846.9691 x903 226.383.3000 846.5681 843.1730 846.0190 843.1180 846.0918
787.7082 519.341.4658 843.3880 823.8893 846.0556 843.7703 846.9698
Belwood Car Club, Laurie Bullock 416.453.8627 Belwood Hall (for bookings) 846.9691 x326 Belwood Lions Club, L. Vinette 787.2137 Bridge Club, Don McNiven 843.1361 Brownies, Sparks, Fergus, M. Skerritt 846.0328 Brownies, Sparks, Elora, Catty Bruder 763.2199 CW Kinettes, Mary Lloyd 843.1314 Centre Wellington Women’s Events Comm 843.6834 Elora Lions Club, John Morris 846.5366 Fergus Camera Club, C. Miller 846.5549 Fergus and District Kinsmen, Bruce Lloyd 843.4852 Fergus Lions Club, Joe Brooks 843.3977 Grandmothers of the Grand 787.8065 Girl Guides, Elora and Alma, M. Skerritt 846.0328 Girl Guides, Fergus, Shelley-Ann Morgan 519.993.3645 Grandmothers of the Grand 787.8065 G.R.C.A., Belwood, Derek Strub 843.2979 G.R.C.A., Elora, Dan Morden 846.9742 Masonic Lodge, Elora, Chris Brown 787.0554 Masonic Lodge, Fergus, Mike Blazek 843.7685 Mercer Masonic Lodge, David Chance 843.4224 Optimist Club of CW, G. Bailey 843.2554 Optimist Club, Elora, Shirley Giesel 846.9480
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Opti-Mrs., Rose Shaw 843.4192 Order of Eastern Star, Muriel Brown 787.0054 Probus Club of CW., Dean Percy 846.5965 Rotary Club of CW., Lisa MacDonald 519.664.2345 Rotary Club of Fergus Elora, Leanne Iravani 787.5425 Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 229 846.9611 Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 275 843.2345 Scouts Canada 888.855.3336 Spark of Brilliance, P. McCulloch 843.5742 The Door Youth Centre 787.0925 Victoria Park Seniors Centre 846.9691 x204 Women’s Institute, Doreen Ecclestone 843.1998
Big Brothers and Sister of Centre Wellington 787.0106 Block Parents, Elora – call OPP Block Parents, Fergus – call OPP Cancer Society Support Services 939.3333 C.W. Community Foundations, R.Soucy 888.713.4083 Centre Wellington Food Bank 787.1401 Community Resources of N. and C. Wellington 843.7000 Community Mental Health 843.6191 Continuing Education 836.7280 Family and Children Services 824.2410 Hospice Wellington 836.3921 Meals on Wheels 323.2330 Senior Transit, Brian Bielby 843.5662 Senior Transit, Bus Rental 843.1711 Stroke Recovery Canada, Barbara Moore 1.866.380.0758 x263 Welcome Wagon, Rita Olejko 226.500.0799
Blue Bonnet Lassies Highland Dance 827.8143 Belly Dancing by Voula 830.6583 Celtic Thunder, Irish Dance 787.0096 Clickin Country Cloggers, S. Patterson 823.5625 Elora Grand Squares 843.1986 Fergus/Elora Academy of Dance 846.6666 DD Ballroom Dance Group, D. Dube 846.8806 Grand River Dance Academy 843.5040 M. Matthews Highland Dance 843.5078 Move with Grace Dance Studio 843.6741 Stage Presence 731.3932 Tilt Your Kilt Highland Dance 787.4602
Sports and Leisure
Badminton Club, Ross Langlands 843.3246 Baton Club, Krista DiStasi 994.0639 Basketball (men’s) Doug Warran 846.1063 Basketball-CW Celtics, Blake Cudmore 787.2963 Bears Cheerleading 226.971.1614 Belwood Sailing Club, Margaret Hull 821.9972 Bushido Martial Arts, S. Champagne 993.6367 C.W. Ball Hockey, J. Ranahan 994.0500 C.W. Martial Arts Academy, C. Mulligan 843.6580 Curling Club, Elora 846.0440 Curling Club, Fergus 843.2641 Cycling Club, Nick Bachinski 787.0441 Fergus Model Flyers 829.3809 Fergus Tennis Club 787.7003 Field Lacrosse, Ben Hayne 846.5648 Fitness Kickboxing Fergus, J. Watson 837.5904 Football, Chris Brown 787.0554 Friends of the Grand, L. McGratton 843.3102 G.R. Girls Hockey, Mindy Ferguson 519.835.0234 In-door Soccer 843.3360 In-Line Hockey, Mike D’Archi 226.821.5730 Kayak Club, Wayne Donison 400.0858 Lawn Bowling Club-Elora Rocks, Doreen Cook 846.2492 Men’s 3 Pitch, Fergus, D. Parkinson 843.5923 Minor Hockey CW., Christine Cook 846.2407 Minor Lacrosse, CW, Rodney Golds 843.9918 Minor Ball, Alma, Josh Blenkiron 846.1077 Minor Ball, CW, Robin Larkin 647.938.4663 Minor Softball, Ponsonby, Pat Kurtz 836.8466 Pickle Ball, David Oxley 829.1806 Ponsonby Rec. Club, Shirley Obergan 226.820.3889 Racquets Club 846.9910 Ringette, Nancy Richardson 519.820.0559 Rugby Club, Joe Bowley 994.1137 Skating Club, Fergus, Evelyn Brown 787.0567 Skating Club, Elora Please See Website Snowmobile Club Inc, Angela Ackroyd 846.8417 Soccer, F.E.D.S. Chris Slack 843.3360 Special Olympics, Ron Heiple 822.3192 Synchronized Skating, Krista Frazer 843.4498 Swim Team, Angela Klein 787.2122
Please note: If contact information is incorrect please call 519.846.9691 x321
Community Events AUGUST August 8
Pipes, Plaid and Pageantry Parade 7:30pm, Downtown Fergus www.fergusscottishfestival.com
August 10 – 11
Fergus Scottish Festival Downtown Edition 10:00am-2:00pm www.downtownfergus.com
SEPTEMBER September 4
Fall Leisure Show / Minor Sports Registration Night 6:00pm-8:00pm, C.W. Sportsplex
Music at the Museum Wellington County Museum and Archives www.wellington.ca/museum
McGinn Brothers Big Game for Big Brothers/Big Sisters 12:00pm-5:00pm, C.W. Sportsplex https://centrewellington. bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
August 16 – 18
Riverfest Elora Bissell Park, Elora www.riverfestelora.com
Fergus Fall Fair BBQ and Ambassador Competition C.W. Sportsplex www.fergusfallfair.ca
September 13 – 15
Fergus Scottish Festival Historical Walking Tour 11:00am & 2:00pm, Downtown Fergus www.ferguselora.ca Fergus Ghost Walk 8:00pm Tickets at the Bookery Fergus www.bookery.ca
August 9 – 10
Psychic Fair Fri.3:00pm-9:00pm Sat.11:00am-6:00pm Contact the Bookery Fergus for Appointment www.bookery.ca
August 9 – 11
Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games C.W. Sportsplex www.fergusscottishfestival.com Elora Community Theatre Shakespeare in the Park Bissell Park, Elora www.eloracommunitytheatre.com
Fergus Scottish Festival Historical Walking Tour 11:00am, Downtown Fergus www.elorafergus.ca Fergus Ghost Walk 8:00pm Tickets at The Bookery Fergus www.bookery.ca
Surfin’ Safari Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca Antique and Classic Car Show Wellington County Museum and Archives www.wellington.ca/museum
Fergus BIA Classic Car Show St. Andrew Street W, Fergus www.downtownfergus.com
Fergus Fall C.W. Sportsplex www.fergusfallfair.ca
C.W. Blood Donor Clinic C.W. Community Sportsplex www.blood.ca
C.W. Blood Donor Clinic C.W. Community Sportsplex www.blood.ca
August 23 – 24
Fergus Ghost Walk 7:00pm Tickets at The Bookery, Fergus www.bookery.ca
Grand River Truck & Tractor Pull Grand River Raceway www.grandriveragsociety.com
Fall Wellington Rural Romp www.tastereal.ca
The first 40 children and youth will be admitted free of charge, sponsored by: Newdon Industries: Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec.7 Tim Hortons: Aug. 31, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Nov. 30, Dec.14 Erica Voisin of Red Brick Real Estate Brokerage: Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec.21 Parker Hannifin Hose Products Division: Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23, Dec. 28, Jan. 25
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Check out www.centrewellington.ca for more local event listings.
September 28 – 29
Elora Fergus Studio Tour Various locations around Elora and Fergus www.elorafergusstudiotour.com
King of Classic Country 3:00pm, Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca Harvest Home Festival 1:00pm-5:00pm, Wellington Country Museum and Archives www.wellington.ca/museum
OCTOBER October 1 - 31
Monster Month Downtown Elora www.monstermonth.ca
October 5 – 6
Elora Fergus Studio Tour 10:00am-5:00pm, Various locations around Elora and Fergus www.elorafergusstudiotour.com
C.W Blood Donor Clinic Elora Community Centre www.blood.ca
Pumpkin Day 10:00am-1:00pm, Bissell Park, Elora www.sensationalelora.com
Sensational Soup Off 1:00pm-4:00pm, Wellington County Museum and Archives www.sensationalelora.com
Green River Revival 8:00pm, Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca
Haunted Woods Walk for Big Brothers/Big Sisters 7:00pm-9:30pm, 7679 6th Line Ennotville https://centrewellington. bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
The Liverpool Sessions: Abbey Road Live 8:00pm, Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca Elora Lantern Tour 7:00pm, Elora Info. Centre www.elorafergus.ca Monster March Parade 6:00pm, MacDonald Square, Elora www.sensationalelora.com
Family Halloween Activities at the Musuem 1:00pm-5:00pm, Wellington County Museum and Archives www.wellington.ca/museum
C.W Blood Donor Clinic C.W. Sportsplex www.blood.ca
Fergus Lantern Tour 7:00pm, Downtown Fergus www.elorafergus.ca Wordfest 7:00pm, Elora Centre for the Arts www.eloracentreforthearts.ca
Fergus Ghost Walk 7:00pm Tickets at The Bookery, Fergus www.bookery.ca Fergus Halloween Haunt 10:00am-12:00pm, Downtown Fergus www.downtownfergus.com
Fergus Ghost Walk 7:00pm Tickets at The Bookery, Fergus www.bookery.ca
NOVEMBER November 5
Remembrance Ceremony 10:30am, Wellington County Museum and Archives www.wellington.ca/museum
Military Lecture Series 7:00pm, Wellington County Museum and Archives www.wellington.ca/museum
Remembrance Day Candle Lighting Ceremony 5:30pm, Wellington County Museum and Archive www.wellington.ca/museum
Military Lecture Series 7:00pm, Wellington County Museum and Archives www.wellington.ca/museum
C.W. Blood Donor Clinic C.W Sportsplex www.blood.ca
November 28 – 29
Starlight Shopping 5:00pm-10:00pm, Downtown Elora www.elora.info
November 28 to December 1
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Family Musical Panto www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca
Elora Santa Claus Parade of Lights 6:00pm, Metcalfe Street, Elora www.eloralions.org
DECEMBER December 6
Fergus Late Night Sip and Shop 6:00pm-10:00pm, Downtown Fergus www.downtownfergus.com Elvis! Blue Christmas 8:00pm, Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca
Fergus Santa Claus Parade 1:30pm, St. Andrew Street W. Fergus www.downtownfergus.com
December 17 – 18
December 13 to 22
Christmas in the Village – Handel’s Messiah 3:30pm, St. Joseph’s Church Fergus www.elorafestival.com
Elora Community Theatre Presents, Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca
Christmas Festival 1:00pm-5:00pm, Wellington County Museum and Archives www.wellington.ca/museum
CENTRE WELLINGTON COMMUNITY SPORTSPLEX
Special Entertainment Local Talent Show on Saturday Do you sing, dance or play? All ages and talents welcome! See fair website for details.
Wild Ontario Live animal education and interaction 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday!
RETURNING!! Extreme Bike Show Featuring Jordan Szoke Saturday and Sunday. See fair website for details.
For further event times and locations, please visit
www.fergusfallfair.ca or pick up the map brochure with
all shows noted at the admission gate.
C.W. Blood Donor Clinic C.W. Sportsplex www.blood.ca
Fergus Fall Fair
Christmas in the Village – Festival of Carols 5:00pm & 7:30pm, St. John’s Elora www.elorafestival.com
C.W. Blood Donor Clinic Elora Community Centre www.blood.ca
FERGUS FALL FAIR - SCHEDULE OF EVENTS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 6:00 p.m.
Fergus Fall Fair Ambassador Competition and Beef BBQ
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Midway Only Exhibits Received (Hall)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Exhibits Received (Hall) Chili Cook-Off Beer Garden (to midnight) Tractor Pulls
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wild Ontario 10:30 a.m. 4-H Beef Cattle Show 11:00 a.m. Diamonds in the Ruff 11:45 a.m. Sheep Herding Demonstrations 12 noon 4-H Dairy Cattle Show 12:30 p.m. Open Dairy Cattle Show 1:00 p.m. Open Beef Cattle Show 1:30 p.m. Diamonds in the Ruff 2:00 p.m. Talent Show 2:00 p.m. Sheep Herding Demonstrations 3:00 p.m. Diamonds in the Ruff 4:00 p.m. Farmer’s Olympics/Redneck Games 4:15 p.m. Sheep Herding Demonstrations 5:00 p.m. Beer Garden (to midnight) 6:00 p.m. Mini Modified and Truck Pulls
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 8:30 a.m. Family Pancake Breakfast 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wild Ontario 10:00 a.m. Heavy Horse Show 10:00 a.m. 4-H Sheep Show 11:00 a.m. Open Sheep Show 11:00 a.m. Mini Agility Course, kids and dogsNew 12 noon Baby Show 12 noon Goat Show 12 noon Cookie Decorating 12 noon Ferrier Demonstrations 12 noon Sheep Herding Demonstrations 12:30 p.m. Western Games 1:00 p.m. Children’s Pedal Pull 1:30 p.m. Sheep Herding Demonstrations 2:00 p.m. Diamonds in the Ruff 3:30 p.m. Sheep Herding Demonstrations 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Exhibits to be Removed (Hall, Sheds)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fergus Brass Band (on wagon) Kara Shaw Bob McLean Talent Show Roger Smook Farmers Olympics
Royal City Square Dancers Baby Show North Rail Service Cheerleaders Fletcher Band
Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex | 550 Belsyde | Fergus
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Large Family Restaurant Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
WHATEVER THE OCCASION… We have a Facility for You ! Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus The Sportsplex Hall can be divided into two separate halls.
82 Wellington Rd 7, Elora
FULL HALL Sportsplex Hall 7150 sq. ft. (110’ x 65’) Capacity of 500 400 seated; 450 chairs only
29 David Street W., Elora FULL HALL 4000 sq. ft. (80’ x 50’) Capacity of 300 200 seated; 250 chairs only • •
Equipment • Wireless microphone, Screen, Podium • AV projector • FREE WI-FI
Air-conditioned Commercial Kitchen Dishes, cutlery, pots and coffee maker are available. There is no glassware. Rectangle ( 8’ x 3’) and round (5’) tables are available.
Equipment • Wireless microphone, Screen, Podium • FREE WI-FI
29 David Street W., Elora FULL HALL 1750 sq. ft. (50’ x 35’) Capacity of 150 100 seated; 125 chairs only •
BOOK TODAY Homemade breads, pies, tarts, brownies, cookies & more Located on the main street in Alma 226.336.7768 • 14 Elora Street North, Alma
Air-conditioned Commercial Kitchen Dishes, cutlery, pots and coffee maker are available. There is no glassware. Rectangle (6’ x 3’) and round (5’) tables are available.
HALF HALL Gord Brown Hall (Stage) or Unity Hall 3575 sq. ft. (55’ x 65’) Capacity of 220 175 seated; 200 chairs only
Family Restaurant Open Daily for Breakfast & Lunch
Elora Community Hall
Facility Booking Coordinator Alicia Benham 519-846-9691 x260 email@example.com
Basic Kitchen Stove, fridge and coffee maker are available. There are no dishes or glassware. Rectangle (8’ x 3’) tables are available.
WEDDINGS ANNIVERSARIES STAG & DOES SHOWERS BIRTHDAYS MEETINGS
Township of Centre Wellington Township of Centre Wellington REGISTRATION FORM PART A: Family Information - please print clearly Adult Last Name:
Adult First Name: Apt#
Home Phone #
Cell Phone #
Bus. Phone #
Participant Medical Conditions
Emergency Contact Name
Home Phone #
Cell Phone #
PART B: PARTICIPANT Information - Can be used for more than 1 family member/If program is full applicant will be waitlisted First Name Birth Date mm/dd/yr Sex M/F 1. PARTICIPANT Last Name Program Name (Choice 1)
2. PARTICIPANT Last Name
3. PARTICIPANT Last Name
PART D: Waiver
Birth Date mm/dd/yr
Birth Date mm/dd/yr
PART E: Method of Payment
Personal Information providedMasterCard on this form isVisa collected Cheque Debit by the Township of Centre Wellington under the authority of the Municipal Act for the purpose of registration in Cheques payable to:Township of Centre Wellington hereby release the Centre Wellington Parks and Card #the parks and recreation program with the township. hereby release the Centre Wellington Parks & Recreation Department from all damages arising from Recreation Department from all damages arising from Questions relating to the collection use and disclosure any accidents or injury which is caused by or arises any accidents or injury which is caused by or arises of this personal information may be addressed to the from participation of the applicant hereon or during any from participation of the where applicant hereonisorbeing during any program or in any facility a program held. Supervisor/Acting Manager of Community Programs or in there any facility where program is being CVC: Expiry Date Total: $ Iprogram understand is a $50 feea for NSF cheques and Customer Services at 550 Belsyde Ave. Fergus or held.credit I understand there is a A $45 feeadministration for NSF cheques and card payments. $20 519.846.9691 x321 andwill credit payments. A $20requested. administration fee fee becard applied to refunds Cash
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Card Holders Name (please print) Signature:
Cancellation Policy: A $20.00ofadministration will apply tofee allwill cancellations. No cancellations are accepted Cancellation Policy: A minimum $20.00 or 15%fee administration apply to all cancellations. No cancellations arewithin 1 accepted 1 week course start date. week ofwithin course start of date.
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Township of Centre Wellington HOW TO REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS Registration Policies REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 14
HOW TO REGISTER IN PERSON: Centre Wellington Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus
ONLINE: All you need is to create an account, and Visa or Master Card number to complete. https://ca.apm. activecommunities.com/ centrewellington
Completing your registration form: Please complete the form in its entirety. If your program identifies other days or times that may be alternatives for you, enter them as your second choices. This will avoid delays in processing if your first choice is full. All registrations will be processed on a first come first serve basis. Registrations that are dropped off in person before registration starts will be processed at the end of the first day of registration. Cancelled Classes Classes with low enrolment will be cancelled approximately 1 week before programs start. Register early to avoid having the program you want cancelled. Registering early gives us a better idea of which programs are of interest to you. People often wait until the last minute to register only to find out that the program is full, or has been cancelled due to low registration. Registering early increases your program choices.
Payment Fees: We accept cheques, money orders, cash, debit, Visa or Master Card. We have calculated the HST and included it in our fees where applicable. There is a $50.00 fee for NSF cheques and credit card payments. Please note: Registrations and bookings will not be accepted on those accounts that have an outstanding balance. No post dated cheques are accepted. Refunds: 1. A full refund will be issued for all courses cancelled by the Township. 2. Request for refunds must be received 1 week prior to program start date. 3. No refunds will be issued within 1 week of the program start date. 4. No refunds will be issued for senior’s bus trips. 5. Transfers will be accepted prior to 3rd class. No transfers will take place beyond the 3rd class. 6. A $20 administration fee will be applied to refunds requested.
How to Register for Programs Online Due to credit card company compliance we are no longer accepting payments via mail or fax.
Disclaimer: Precautions have been taken to ensure correct information, however, if an error occurs with pricing in this book, our registration system will be taken as the correct fee.
Step 1: Go to https://www.centrewellington.ca/en/index.aspx Step 2: Click on Program Registration Step 3: If you already have an account, sign into your account using the login button. If you do not have an account select create an account and follow the prompts. Step 4: Using the bar on the left hand side of the page under “site” click on preferred site ie: Centre Wellington Sportsplex. Under “Meeting Dates” click on Future then under “Activity Category” click on desired category ie: Aquatics. This will allow you to see all of the aquatics programs that are running for the next session. If you are interested in only a specific day then check off the boxes under “days of the week”. Step 5: Add the desired course(s) to your cart and then proceed to the checkout. If you have any questions or issues, please do not hesitate to contact the Township of Centre Wellington Parks and Recreation at 519-846-9691 ext. 903
Swimming Admittance SWIM ADMISSION:
Infant (up to 12 months): FREE
Adult (18-55 years) 3 Months: $160.75 6 Months: $287.40 One Year: $398.40
Adult (18-55 years) One Time: $8.10 10 Tickets Pass: $75.30
Child (1-5 years) One Time: $2.40 10 Swim Tickets: $17.45 Youth (6-17 years) One Time: $3.45 10 Swim Tickets: $28.75 Adult (18-55 years) One Time: $5.00 10 Swim Tickets: $42.80 Senior (55 + years) One Time: $4.60 10 Swim Tickets: $35.85
Senior (55 + years) One Time: $7.30 10 Tickets: $67.30
Senior (55 + years) 3 Months: $135.40 6 Months: $243.00 One Year: $331.25 Family Swim Pass One Year: $416.85 (2 adults, 4 children) Valid for all Swims (Lane, Public, Family, Adult Leisure, Special Needs and Parent & Tot swims.
Family One Time: $10.55 10 Swim Tickets: $95.00 (max 4 people, additional members $1.50)
AQUAFIT MEMBERSHIPS: Adult (18-55 years) 3 Months: $227.90 6 Months: $382.50 One Year: $673.30 Senior (55 + years) 3 Months: $196.70 6 Months: $312.65 One Year: $582.00
Shorter Membership Periods Memberships can be purchased for shorter time frames, (1, 2, 3, 4 month periods). Please inquire at the Sportsplex for costs. Lockers Please note lockers are available to rent on a monthly basis. A $20 refundable deposit is required. Lockers are $5.50/month.
Fees include HST. Patrons with a Swim or Aquafit Membership receive a 3 month locker rental FREE. (Deposit still applies)
when you get both aquatics and weight room on a one year membership
Admission Policy Children under the age of 10 years may not be admitted to the swimming pool unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 12 years of age and are responsible for their direct supervision with a maximum of 2 children for each parent or guardian. The ratio of non-swimmers to parents or guardian may be increased for children aged 6-9 to a maximum of four bathers to one parent or guardian if life jackets are worn by all non-swimmers in their charge. Children between the ages of 6 and 9 who have passed the facility swim test may be admitted to the swimming pool unaccompanied. Parent/guardian must be present for the swim test, and remain in the facility for the duration of the swim. Whirlpool: Due to the high temperature, the whirlpool is for use by patrons 16 years of age and older.
General Pool Information Family Swim Passes The Township offers an annual Family Swim Pass and it is valid for all drop in swims (lane, public, family, adult leisure, special needs, parent and tot); the cost is $416.85 per year. This pass can be used for two adults and up to four children. We offer numerous other passes for adults and seniors for a variety of programs as well. Please call 519.846.9691 x 903 for more information. Feeding Your Children Before Swimming Children may experience nausea while swimming after eating a large meal. Please give your child ample time to digest his or her food before swimming. Please do not feed your child a large meal just prior to swimming. Financial Assistance for Swimming Lessons The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington provides financial assistance for children in need so they can participate in sports, cultural and recreational activities. Funds are available for the activity of the child’s choice as long as the activity will benefit and enrich his or her own personal development. For further information or information on how to apply, contact the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington at 519.826.9551. Diapers As a courtesy to all we request and require that all individuals who are not toilet trained wear specially designed swimming diapers. The Aquatic Centre has both disposable and reusable swim diapers available at our administration desk. The Sportsplex stocks swim diapers in infant, child, youth, and adult sizes.
Personal Assistant for Leisure Activities (PAL) Card A “PAL” card is available to people with a disability who require assistance to attend Township of Centre Wellington Recreation programs. The “PAL” card is issued to the person with the disability and allows him or her to be accompanied by a friend, relative, support worker, etc., as their support person who participates as an attendant at no additional cost. A support person can be a different person each time but he/she will help the person with a disability with tasks related to communication, mobility, personal care or medical needs, or with access to goods or services. We will continue to admit caregivers volunteering their time to help a person with special needs to our programs free of charge. If you would like to apply for a PAL card to use in neighbouring municipalities an application form is available to fill out. There are certain eligibility requirements that must be met to obtain a PAL Card. Application forms are available from the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus ON N1M 3T9, or by contacting Community Services at 519.846.9691 x 321. Strollers Due to their size, and the possibility of restricting change room exits, unattended strollers are to be left outside of the change rooms. Strollers are not to be on the pool deck. We apologize for the inconvenience, however we need to ensure all exits and the pool deck are maintained free of obstructions in case an evacuation is required.
Spectators Spectators are welcome to watch from the Aquatic Viewing Gallery. Viewing lessons from the pool deck is not permitted. Pool Temperatures We have 3 different pools on our deck. They are maintained at the following temperatures: Main Pool 28 Celsius (82 Fahrenheit) Leisure Pool 33.5 Celsius (92 Fahrenheit) Whirl Pool 38 Celsius (100 Fahrenheit) Photos / Videos Patrons wishing to use video cameras or other photographic devices during registered or supervised Township programs, including camera phones and personal digital assistants, may take photographs only of children and patrons in their care. Every attempt must be made to limit or eliminate other patrons from being filmed or photographed in the background. Photographic devices including cell phones, are strictly prohibited from change rooms. Private Rentals A private pool rental is a great way to celebrate a birthday or host a special event. Rental times are available Saturdays and Sundays from 4:00-5:00pm. Please call the Aquatics Admin Assistant at 519.846.9691 x 338 for more information. Gift ideas Looking for gift ideas? Why not purchase swim tickets or passes for Aquatic programs? Inquire by phone 519.846.9691 x 903.
Supervision Requirements In order to ensure adequate supervision and to identify children at greater risk, the Township of Centre Wellington is now issuing wristbands during public and family swim sessions.
Ask facility staff for more information.
Red Wristbands Wristbands Red Age 5 and under (Non Swimmer)
Age 6-9 (Non Swimmer)
May not be admitted to the swimming pool unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Must stay within arms reach.
Did not pass facility swim test. Parents must be within arms reach at all times in shallow water.
Admission Requirements: Always accompanied (parent/guardian 12+)
Admission Requirements: Always accompanied (parent/ guardian 12+)
Age 5 and under (Competent Swimmer )
Age 6-9 (Competent Swimmer )
Successfully completed facility swim test. Child can use water slide and swim in deep areas.
Successfully completed facility swim test.
Admission Requirements: Always accompanied (parent/ guardian 12+)
Admission Requirements: Parent/ Guardian remains in the facility Age 10+ (Non Swimmer) If not a competent swimmer will be required to stay in shallow water. Admission Requirements: No adult supervision required.
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.
Swim Test Cards Patrons that have successfully completed the swim test will receive a â€œSwim Test Cardâ€?. Upon future visits to the facility children can present the swim test card to reception staff when paying for the swim and will receive the appropriate colour wristband. A parent / caregiver must be in the facility during the swim. If you forget your swim test card you will be required to complete the swim test again. If at any time a patron with a swim test card is unable to complete the swim test their swim test card will be revoked. Swim Test Criteria Tread Water for 20 seconds, front swim 10 meters, tread water for 20 seconds, front swim. Swimmers must make an attempt at over arm recovery with a near horizontal body position. Lifeguards reserve the right to have any swimmer complete the swim test and to determine competency to use the deep area of the pool. High-Risk Participants High-risk participants must be in a ratio of 1:1. High-risk participants are defined as those who have a condition or illness that may put them at risk in an aquatic environment (e.g. frequent seizures, fainting conditions, etc) and those who are unable to control behaviour or impulses and require direct supervision. Whirlpool Due to the high temperature, the whirlpool is for use by patrons 16 years of age and older.
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Swim Descriptions Lane Swim The Main pool is open for swimmers of any age to swim lengths. For Lane Swims in Bold only one or two lanes are available for lane swimming and other programs will contiue to run in the remainder of the pool. Get in shape by swimming and join the “In motion” Swim Challenge! For more details ask our staff at the Sportsplex! Deep Water Running Two Lanes in the main pool will be dedicated to deep water running. Enjoy the physical benefits of running without the impact on your joints. This is not an instructed program. Shallow Water Walking The shallow area of the pool is open for water walking.Enjoy the physical benefits of walking without the impact on your joints. This is not an instructed program. Public Swim Come enjoy time in the pool. All the pools and the waterslide are open. A lane will be designated for those wanting to swim lengths. Admission policy is in effect for all swims. *Friday evenings the waterslide closes 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 Leisure Pool Swims. Please note, during some morning swims the leisure pool may be shared with our Diaperfit program for 15 minutes of the swim. Adult Leisure Swim Adults can come to enjoy “unstructured” swimming in the main pool. Two lanes are designated for those wanting to swim lengths. The Whirlpool is available for these swims. Family Swim Enjoy time in the pool as a family. All the pools are open, the waterslide will open at 2:00pm. Children are to be accompanied by an adult. A lane will be designated for those wanting to swim lengths. The last 2 hours will be combined with public swimming.
Leisure Pool Swim Adults, seniors, and children are welcome. Any caregiver volunteering their time to help a person with special needs is admitted free (1 caregiver per person). These swims are combined with our parent and tot swims and take place in our leisure pool, which is maintained at 33.5 degrees celsius (92F). Please note, during some morning swims the pool may be shared with other programs for short periods of time. The main pool will be available on Thursdays from 11:00-11:45am. Therapy Swim All three pools are available for you to do your own self-guided therapeutic exercises (our staff do not provide instruction in this time). Check out our Arthritis and Rehabilatation Aquafit programs for instruction.
Personal Assistant for Leisure Activities (PAL) Card A “PAL” card is available to people with a disability who require assistance to attend recreation programs. These cards can be used in surrounding municipalities including Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. For details see page 13.
Pool Swim Schedule - FALL These swim times will be in effect from Tuesday September 3 until Friday January 31, 2020. Our admission policy is in effect for all swims.
For Lane Swims in Bold, the pool is shared with other programs. At least 1 lane will be available for swimming lengths.
Monday Whirl Pool
Deep Water Running Shallow Water Walking
6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 1:45-3:30 PM 8:45-9:30 PM 6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 8:00-8:45 PM 8:45-9:30 PM
9:30-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 8:45-9:30 PM 9:30-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 8:00-8:45 PM 8:45-9:30 PM
10:45-11:45 AM 9:45-10:45 AM
Wednesday 6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 1:45-3:30 PM 8:00-9:30 PM 6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 8:00-9:30 PM
9:30-10:00 AM 10:45-12:55 PM
8:45-9:30 PM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 8:00-8:45 PM 8:45-9:30 PM
Adult Leisure Swim
6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 1:45-3:30 PM 6:30-7:55 PM 6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 6:30-7:55 PM
9:45-10:45 AM 6:30-7:55 PM
Public Swim Parent and Tot
11:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM
11:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM
11:00-12:55 PM 5:00-7:55 PM
10:45-11:45 AM 2:00-3:30 PM
11:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM
11:00-12:55 PM 5:00-7:55 PM
12:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 2:00-3:30 PM
Family Swim Leisure Pool Swim Therapy Swim
11:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM
12:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 2:00-3:30 PM
Are you looking for a chance to brush up on your Kayaking skills this winter? Come out to our Kayaking sessions Sunday mornings for “unstructured” kayaking time in the main pool. You must supply your own Kayak. Enter through the East Doors (by the Whirl Pool). Payment will be taken on Deck. This is not an instructed program. Sunday mornings, 10:00-11:30am
Please Make Note of These Schedule Changes: School Board PA Days: Fridays September 27, November 1, November 29, and January 31 the afternoon Adult Leisure, Parent and Tot Swim (2:00-3:30) will be combined with a Public Swim. The slide will be closed.
11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM
11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM
December Holiday Schedule: Holiday hours will take place from December 23 to January 3. The swimming pool will close at 4:00 pm December 23 and 27. Please see our Winter community guide for schedule. Closures: Monday October 14 (Thanksgiving Monday) December 24,25, 26 and January 1 Free Public Swimming
Friday evenings the waterslide will be closing at 7:30 PM
Newdon Industries Ltd Public Swim will provide free admission to the first 40 children and youth entering the 2:00-3:55pm public swim on the first Saturday of each month. (Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7, Jan.4) Tim Hortons Public Swim will provide free admission to the first 40 children and youth entering the 2:00-3:55pm public swim on the second and fifth Saturday of each month. (Aug. 31, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Nov. 30, Dec. 14, Jan. 11) Erica Voisin of Red Brick Real Estate Brockerage Public Swim will provide free admission to the first 40 children and youth entering the 2:00-3:55pm public swim on the third Saturday of each month. (Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21, Jan. 18) Parker Hannifin, Hose products division Fergus will provide free admission to the first 40 children and youth entering the 2:00-3:55pm public swim on the fourth Saturday of each month. (Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23, Dec. 28, Jan. 25)
Aquafit (Classes Geared to Adults 18+) General Aquafit Use the resistance of water to assist in a quality low impact workout. The option of deep water aquafit will be made available to those interested in it. Deep Water Aquafit Enjoy the benefits of an aquafit workout with no impact on joints. Floatation belts are provided, comfort in deep water is required. Rehabilitation Aquafit These classes, taught in our warm leisure pool, can assist with recovery, increase flexibility and range of motion 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. Exercising in warm water can maintain and improve your mobility through range of motion exercises. Movement Enhancement: This class is held in our leisure pool and is geared to participants with Arthritis and other mobility issues. We will teach a variety of range of motion exercises to help maintain and improving your mobility and flexibility.
Diaperfit A pre registered aquafit class designed for parents and their babies (babies must have established neck support). The first 30 minutes is an Aquafit class in the main pool for the parent. (Babies float in a specially designed boat beside their parent). The last 15 minutes is a structured parent and tot class in the leisure pool. Participants need to register for this program.
Pre-Registered Aquafit 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.
FALL - SESSION 1 Diaperfit
Pre-Registered Arthritis Aquafit
Monday, 11:00-11:45am Sept. 9 - Nov. 11 Cancelled: Oct. 14 Adult: $84.25 (9 Classes)
Thursday, 2:00-2:45pm Sept. 12 - Nov. 7 Cancelled: None Adult: $84.25 (9 Classes)
Friday, 11:15-12:00pm Sept. 13 - Nov. 8 Cancelled: None Adult: $84.25 (9 Classes)
Friday, 11:00-11:45am Sept. 13 - Nov. 8 Cancelled: None Adult: $67.80 Senior: $60.55 (9 Classes)
FALL - SESSION 2 Diaperfit
Pre-Registered Arthritis Aquafit
Monday, 11:00-11:45am Nov. 18 - Jan. 27 Cancelled: Dec. 23, Dec 30 Adult: $84.25 (9 Classes)
Thursday, 2:00-2:45pm Nov. 14 - Jan. 23 Cancelled: Dec. 26, Jan. 2 Adult: $84.25 (9 Classes)
Friday, 11:15-12:00pm Nov. 15 - Jan. 24 Cancelled: Dec. 27, Jan. 3 Adult: $84.25 (9 Classes)
Friday, 11:00-11:45am Nov. 15 - Jan. 24 Cancelled: Dec. 27, Jan. 3 Adult: $67.80 Senior: $60.55 (9 Classes)
Aquafit Schedule - FALL These Aquafit times will be in effect from Tuesday September 3 - Friday January 31 2020. All Classes are led by Certified instructors. Classes Cancelled: Monday October 14, December 24, 25 and 26 Evening classes (7:00 pm & 8:00 pm) are cancelled Dec. 23 - Dec. 27
General Aquafit Deep Water Aquafit
9:00-9:45 AM 8:00-8:45 PM
8:45-9:30 AM 8:00-8:45 PM
8:45-9:30 AM 8:00-8:45 PM
Rehabilitation Aquafit Arthritis Aquafit Movement Enhancement
10:00-10:45 AM 9:00-9:45 AM 10:00-10:45 AM
1:00-1:45 PM 7:00-7:45 PM
NOW HIRING THE TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON REQUIRES:
AQUATIC INSTRUCTORS, GUARDS AND AQUAFIT INSTRUCTORS
10:00-10:45 AM 9:00-9:45 AM 10:00-10:45 AM
Centre Wellington’s Community Services Department is accepting resumes for Assistant Instructor, Instructor, Lifeguard and Aquafit Instructor. (Fall Session) For all positions, experience and additional certifications will be considered when determining employment offers. Please include a photocopy of all required certifications when applying. Full Job Descriptions are available from the reception desk in the Centre Wellington Sportsplex. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a complete resume detailing education, experience and references to: Centre Wellington Community Services ATTN: Bruce Parkin, Aquatics Employment By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org By Mail: P.O. Box 58, ELORA, ON N0B 1S0 In Person: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Avenue East, Fergus By Fax: 519.843.2565 Job Closes: Wednesday August 21, 2019 – 4:00pm
Information gathered relative to this position is done so in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act & will only be used for candidate selection. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance. We thank all those that apply; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Swimming Lessons We offer most swimming levels at every lesson time frame. This format of programming allows parents to register multiple children at the same time. Most lessons are 45 minutes in length in order to provide additional practice time for swimmers. In order to coordinate all of our swimmers, instructors will teach multi-level classes.
In order to offer a wide range of lesson times we often combine our Swim Kids 7/8/9 & 10 swimming levels in one class. This Fall we are programming some of these lessons with a smaller range of levels. Swim Kids 7/8 classes and Swim Kids 9/10 classes will run separately at the following times: Sundays 7:00-8:00pm, Mondays 7:00-8:00pm, and Wednesday 7:00-8:00pm
Not sure what level to register in? Please call the Sportsplex, 519.846.9691 x 338 to arrange a time for a FREE SKILLS ASSESSMENT by one of our Aquatic Staff. Cancelled Classes Registering early gives us a better idea of which programs are of interest to you. People often wait until the last minute to register only to find out that the program is full, or has been cancelled due to low registration. Registering early increases your program choices. If you are currently enrolled in lessons and concerned about registering in the wrong level you can transfer between levels if a change is needed. Check with your child’s instructor after lesson 8. Classes with low enrolment will be cancelled approximately 1 week before programs start. Missed Classes If you miss a scheduled lesson we are unable to make them up. Transfers You can transfer classes prior to the start of the third lesson if there is space available.
Private Lessons Private lessons run in the same nine lesson format as all other lessons. If this doesn’t fit your schedule, we do offer “one time” private lessons. When registering online for semi private lessons you can register one child online which will reserve the lesson for you. You will need to contact the Sportsplex to register the second child. For more information call the Aquatics Admin Assistant, 519.846.9691 x 338. Deck Supervisor During swimming lessons there is a deck supervisor who oversees all lessons. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress he or she is available to answer your questions. Swim Lesson Progressions Did you know your child may repeat a level multiple times before completing all of the requirements successfully? When registering your children, please ensure you register them in the correct level. Swimming skills build from one level to the next. If your child hasn’t completed a level, he or she may not have the skills required to be successful in the next level.
Change Rooms Children 6 years of age and older must use gender specific change rooms, or the family change room. Swim Lesson Report Cards Your child will receive a report card booklet that will track his or her progress throughout the swimming levels. Please bring your child’s report card to their first class and give it to his or her instructor. If your child is not present for the last swim lesson you can pick up their report card at the front administration desk at the Sportsplex. Swimming with Clothes The Red Cross includes “Swim with clothes” components to lessons to make swimmers more prepared in case of an unexpected fall into water. During our 6th and 9th (or final) lessons all swimmers are reminded to wear clothes over top of their bathing suits. The following clothing is recommended. Pre-School and Swim Kids 1-4 – T-Shirt and Shorts Swim Kids 5-10 – Long Pants, Long sleeve shirts If you forget clothes, or miss the class these skills are included for the experience only. They are not required to complete the level.
Red Cross Swim Preschool STARFISH (4-12 months) $76.20 Babies and caregivers experience buoyancy, movement, submersion (optional),songs and play. DUCK (12-24 months) $76.20 Babies and caregivers build on buoyancy and movement, submersion, front and back floats, entries and exits, songs and active water play. SEA TURTLE
(24-36 months) $76.20 Toddlers and caregivers build on submersion, front and back floats, entries and exits, basic kicks, water play and songs, while building independence.
OTTER (30 mon-5 years) $76.20 Care givers participate in the class at the start of the program. As the session progresses, care givers will transition out of the pool and observe the class from the viewing gallery. Skills include assisted floats, glides, front swim, basic kick and a 1m distance swim. SEA OTTER
(3-5 years) $84.25 Swimmers further develop basic floats, and glides, opening eyes underwater and a 1m distance swim. Caregivers observe from the viewing gallery.
(3-5 years) $84.25 Swimmers work on completing front and back floats and glides unassisted and jumping into chest-deep water. Swimmers will be able to complete a 2m swim upon completion.
(3-6 years) $84.25 Swimmers will complete a 5m distance swim, work on kicking and glides independently, float in deep water and swim with a PFD.
RED CROSS SWIM PRESCHOOL TO AGES 5-13 CONVERSION Starfish Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Duck Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Sea Turtle Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Otter Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Sea Otter Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Salamander Level Complete or Incomplete Enroll in Red Cross Level 1 Sunfish Level Incomplete - Red Cross Level 1 Complete - Red Cross Level 2
Crocodile Level Incomplete - Red Cross Level 2 Complete - Red Cross Level 3
Whale Level Incomplete - Red Cross Level 3 Complete - Red Cross Level 4
(3-6 years) $84.25 Swimmers develop front and back glides, front and back swim, begin using rhythmic breathing, jump into deep water, and complete a 10m distance swim.
(3-6 years) $84.25 Swimmers increase distance for front and back glides, and front and back swim. Swimmers learn sitting dives and will be able to swim 15m continuously upon completion.
Red Cross Swim Kids (Ages 5-13) RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 1 (Ages 5+) $84.25 Swimmers develop front and back float, front and back glide and flutter kick. Swimmers work on entries and exits and build endurance by completing a 5m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 2 (Ages 5+) $84.25 Swimmers further develop front and back glide with kick, develop front swim, complete assisted deep-water activities and a 10m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 3 (Ages 5+) $84.25 Swimmers increase distance on front and back glide with flutter kick, float in deep water and wear a PFD in deep water. Swimmers learn sitting dives, and complete a 15m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 4 (Ages 5+) $84.25 Swimmers develop front crawl and learn back swim with shoulder roll. Swimmers work on deep water activities including the kneeling dive and build endurance by completing a 25m distance swim.
RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 5 (Ages 5+) $84.25 Swimmers further develop front crawl, learn back crawl and are introduced to whip kick on their back. Swimmers complete one minute of treading water and stride dive. Endurance is developed through a 50m distance swim.
RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 8 (Ages 5+) $92.30 Swimmers increase distance for front and back crawl (75m), and elementary backstroke (25m). Swimmers are introduced to breaststroke and develop eggbeater techniques and complete a 300m distance swim.
RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 6 (Ages 5+) $84.25 Swimmers increase the distance for front and back crawl (25 m), learn elementary backstroke and dolphin kick. Swimmers are able to complete 1 Â˝ minutes of treading water, front dive and a 75m distance swim.
RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 9 (Ages 5+) $92.30 Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (100m), elementary backstroke and refine their breaststroke. Swimmers learn sidestroke kick, perform headfirst surface dives and complete a distance swim of 400m.
RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 7 (Ages 5+) $92.30 Swimmers increase the distance for front and back crawl (50m), and increase distance for elementary backstroke. Swimmers are introduced to whip kick on front and stride entry, and complete a 150m distance swim.
RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 10 (Ages 5+) $92.30 Swimmers further refine front and back crawl, and increase distance for elementary backstroke and breaststroke (50m). Swimmers learn sidestroke, perform vertical dolphin kick and complete a 500m distance swim.
Additional Aquatics Programs ADAPTED AQUATICS $76.20 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 on page 24 - 25 for class days and times.
PRIVATE LESSONS Private $204.25 for 9 lessons; Semi Private $138.45 child for 9 lessons One to one instruction to work on swimming challenges. Lessons are 30 minutes in length. For Semi Private lessons children must be within one level of each other. It is the responsibility of the swimmer to find a second participant. One time private lessons are available. For information call 519.846.9691 ext 338.
Teen and Adult Lessons
Teen lessons are offered on Sunday evenings between 7:15-8:00pm. Adult lessons are offered on Sunday evenings between 7:15-8:00pm and Thursday afternoons between 1:45-2:30pm.
AQUA TEENS 1 / AQUA ADULTS 1
AQUA TEENS 3 / AQUA ADULTS 3
Teens $86.55 Adults $102.65 Develop comfort in the water through the attainment of basic flotation, movement and breathing skills.
Teens $86.55 Adults $102.65 Maintain or increase fitness through stroke improvement while swimming lengths. Candidates must be able to swim 2 strokes 100m each to start in this level.
AQUA TEENS 2 / AQUA ADULTS 2 Teens $86.55 Adults $102.65 Develop one or more swimming strokes and enhance water safety knowledge and rescue techniques.
All Children Should Learn to Swim ...
Fergus Elora Arthur
Arthur Belwood Rockwood
Centre Wellington Alma
Thanks to our generous sponsors in 2018, all grade 3 students in Centre Wellington and area were able to participate in FREE swimming lessons to attempt to meet the following swim to survive standards:
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Swimming Lesson Schedule - Fall Monday
Sept. 9 - Nov. 11 Oct. 14 Nov. 18 - Jan. 27 Dec. 23, Dec 30
Sept. 10 - Nov. 5 None Nov. 12 - Jan. 21 Dec. 24, Dec. 31 4:00-4:30 PM 6:00-6:30 PM
1:00-1:30 PM 1:30-2:00 PM 4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 7:15-7:45 PM
4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 6:00-6:30 PM
Sea Turtle Otter
6:00-6:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM
12:30-1:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM 12:00-12:30 PM 6:30-7:00 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM
Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale:
4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM
3:45-4:30 PM 4:30-5:15 PM 5:15-6:00 PM
Swim Kids 1, 2, 3, 4
4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM 4:00-5:00 PM 5:00-6:00 PM 7:00-8:00 PM 6:00-7:00 PM 6:00-7:00 PM 6:00-7:00 PM
3:45-4:30 PM 4:30-5:15 PM 5:15-6:00 PM
Fall 1 Dates Cancellations Fall 2 Dates Cancellations Adapted Aquatics
Swim Kids 5, 6
Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10 Rookie Patrol Ranger Patrol Star Patrol Aqua Teens Aqua Adults
3:45-4:30 PM 4:30-5:15 PM 5:15-6:00 PM
Sept. 11 - Nov. 6 Sept. 12 - Nov. 14 Sept. 13 - Nov. 8 None Oct. 31 None Nov. 13 - Jan. 22 Nov. 21 - Jan. 30 Nov. 15 - Jan. 24 Dec. 25, Jan. 1 Dec. 26, Jan. 2 Dec. 27, Jan. 3 4:00-4:30 PM 4:00-4:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 1:00-1:30 PM 4:00-4:30 PM 1:00-1:30 PM 1:30-2:00 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 1:30-2:00 PM 4:00-4:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 2:00-2:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 4:00-4:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 6:00-6:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 6:00-6:30 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 6:30-7:00 PM 7:15-7:45 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 2:30-3:00 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM 2:30-3:00 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 4:00-4:30 PM 6:30-7:00 PM 2:30-3:00 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 1:00-1:30 PM 6:00-6:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM 1:05-1:50 PM 1:00-1:45 PM 4:00-4:45 PM 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 4:00-4:45 PM 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM 4:00-4:45 PM 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM 4:00-5:00 PM 4:00-5:00 PM 7:00-8:00 PM 5:30-6:30 PM
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Sept. 14 - Nov. 9 Sept. 15 - Nov. 17 None Oct. 13 Nov. 16 - Jan. 25 Nov. 24 - Jan. 26 Dec 21, Dec 28 Dec. 22 Dec. 29 9:00-9:30 AM 6:30-7:00 PM
9:00-9:30 AM 9:30-10:00 AM 10:00-10:30 AM 10:30-11:00 AM 11:00-11:30 AM
5:00-5:30 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM 6:30-7:00 PM 7:00-7:30 PM 7:15-7:45 PM 7:30-8:00 PM
9:00-9:30 AM 9:00-9:30 AM 10:30-11:00 AM
6:00-6:30 PM 6:30-7:00 PM
9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM
5:00-5:45 PM 5:45-6:30 PM 6:30-7:15 PM
9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM
5:00-5:45 PM 5:45-6:30 PM 6:30-7:15 PM
9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM
5:00-5:45 PM 7:15-8:00 PM
5:00-6:00 PM 7:00-8:00 PM
10:30-11:30 AM 10:30-11:30 AM 10:30-11:30 AM
6:30-7:30 PM 6:30-7:30 PM 6:30-7:30 PM 7:15-8:00 PM 7:15-8:00 PM
Introductory Lifesaving Courses The Canadian Swim Patrol program provides enriched training for kids who are ready to go beyond learn-to-swim. The Swim Patrol program is an official training program of the Lifesaving Society – Canada’s Lifeguarding experts. These classes can be taken in conjunction with Red Cross Swim Kids levels. These classes are offered on Saturdays’ Sundays’ and Mondays’ See pages 24-25 for lesson dates and times.
$92.30 Pre-requisite: Recommend completion of Swim Kids 7 Rookie Patrol features timed 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.
$92.30 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 $92.30 Ranger Patrol features a timed 200m swim, 100m fitness medley and support/carrying a 5 lb weight. Skill drills enhance capability in the water including a non-contact rescue.
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Advanced Leadership What do I need to become an Instructor or Lifeguard? Bronze Medallion / Emergency First Aid Pre-requisite: 13 Years of Age OR Bronze Star
Standard First Aid
National Lifeguard (NL)
Must be from LSS, RC, St. John, OR CDN Ski Patrol
Pre-requistite: 16 Years of Age, Standard First Aid Bronze Cross
Bronze Cross Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion / Emergency First Aid
Water Safety Instructor Pre-requistite: 15 Years of Age, Bronze Cross You can apply to be an assistant instructor with a WSI certiďŹ cation
National Lifeguard CertiďŹ cation is required for instructors
Become an Aquatic Assistant BRONZE STAR / BASIC FIRST AID
BRONZE MEDALLION / EMERGENCY FIRST AID
$112.50 Pre-requisite: Recommended age 12 Too young for Bronze Medallion? Get a head start by taking Bronze Star! Have lots of fun while learning first aid skills, life guarding techniques and swim training. Basic First Aid is included in the course.
$192.15 (Fee Includes Manual) Pre-requisite: 13 years of age (prior to exam) or Bronze Star. This course develops physical fitness, decision making and judgment skills for water rescue. First aid, CPR, tows, carries and releases are some of the skills covered. Emergency First Aid certification is included in the course. Candidates must be present for the last class (exam).
Fall 1: Tuesday 4:00-5:30pm Dates: Sept. 10 - Nov. 5 Sunday 5:00-6:30pm Dates: Sept. 15 - Nov. 17 Cancellations: Oct. 13 Fall 2: Tuesday 4:00-5:30pm Dates: Nov. 12 - Jan. 21 Canellations: Dec. 24, Dec. 31 Sunday 5:00-6:30pm Dates: Nov. 24 - Jan. 26 Cancellations: Dec. 22, Dec 29
Fall 1: Thursday 4:00-7:00pm Dates: Sept. 12 - Nov. 14 Cancellations: Oct. 31
BRONZE CROSS $192.15 (Includes CPR Mask) Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid This course builds on skills learned in Bronze Medallion and teaches the difference between lifeguarding and lifesaving, the principles of emergency procedures and teamwork. Candidates must be present for the last class (exam). Fall 1: Thursday 4:00-7:00pm Dates: Sept. 12 - Nov. 14 Cancellations: Oct. 31 Fall 2: Thursday 4:00-7:00pm Dates: Nov. 21 - Jan. 30 Cancellations: Dec. 26, Jan. 2
Fall 2: Thursday 4:00-7:00pm Dates: Nov. 21 - Jan. 30 Cancellations: Dec. 26, Jan. 2
AQUATIC VOLUNTEER CLINIC FREE Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion, 13 years of age. This clinic is a requirement for people looking to volunteer with our Learn-to-Swim program. In this two hour clinic we will introduce some teaching methods to you and show you how to use these techniques while volunteering. Volunteer hours can be used toward your High School Volunteer hours. This program is free of charge, but please register in advance.
Fall 1: Saturday Sept. 14 12:00-2:00pm Fall 2: Saturday Nov. 9 12:00-2:00pm
Become an Instructor Guard WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE (WSI) $402.45 Pre-requisites: Bronze Cross, Swimming proficiency equivalent of Swim Kids 10, 15 years of age by the end of the course. 100% attendance is required in pool and classroom sessions. The Red Cross has revised the Instructor Certification process (January 2016). This program includes Pool, Classroom, and Online components, in addition to apprentice teaching hours. This course prepares candidates to instruct the Red Cross swim programs. Candidates focus on strategies to introduce and develop swimming and water safety skills in the Red Cross Swim Programs. This course includes 4 main components: Skills evaluation 20 hour online component that is to be completed between Feb. 8 - Mar. 6. Apprentice teaching, 8-12 hours (minimum) which must be completed between Feb. 6 - Apr. 4. 100% attendance on all 6 dates listed below is mandatory to complete. Saturday Feb. 8: 9:00-6:00pm – Skills evaluation Friday Mar. 6: 6:00-10:00pm – Pool and Classroom Saturday Mar. 7: 9:00-6:00pm – Pool and Classroom Friday Apr. 3: 6:00-10:00pm – Pool and Classroom Saturday Apr. 4: 9:00-6:00pm – Pool and Classroom
Become a Lifeguard STANDARD FIRST AID (includes manual and exam fee) $180.50 Pre-requisite: none, recommended 12 years+, 100% attendance is required Standard First Aid is a requirement for candidates enrolling in the National Lifeguard (NL) program. This 16 hour course provides comprehensive training to cover all aspects of first aid and CPR. Standard First Aid incorporates all of Emergency First Aid and is designed for those who require a more in-depth understanding of first aid. First aid certifications can only be re-certified one time, after that the full course must be taken.
NATIONAL LIFEGUARD (NLS) $314.80 (includes manual and exam fee) Pre-requisite: Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid, 16 years of age by the end of the course, 100% attendance. Please note: The only accepted Standard First Aid certifications are those issued by the: Lifesaving Society, Red Cross, St. John’s or Ski Patrol. The National Lifeguard Pool Certification builds on the fundamental skills, knowledge and values taught in the NL core content to train lifeguards in safety supervision and rescue in a pool environment.
FACILITATING YOUR CHILD’S AQUATIC CAREER FREE Would you like your Daughter or Son to become a Lifeguard or Swimming instructor? Would you like to get certified yourself? Come to this session to find out about the different Aquatic employment opportunities that are available at our Aquatic Centre. Learn about when to start, the courses you need to take, the volunteer opportunities available, our hiring process, and what makes working in Aquatics a rewarding job! This program is free of charge, but please register in advance. Fall clinic: Sept. 24: 5:00-6:00pm
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Ringette Visit www.elorafergusringette.ca for details
Registration for the 2019-20 Season
Why we ♥ Ringette It is the fastest game on ice • A 30 second shot clock keeps the game moving. • Free passes (not face-offs) create scoring opportunities.
U7/8 Beginner Fee
It is inclusive • Teamwork is built into the rules; players must pass over the blue lines to advance play.
It is non-contact • Making it challenging to score and defend. • The goalie is protected by a crease and has 5 seconds to get the ring back in play.
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U10, U12, U14, U16, U19
Register by July 15 to receive the discount
For more information and to register visit www.elorafergusringette.ca
She Shoots, She Scores! 2019/2020 Girl’s Hockey Season fast approaching!
ALL NEW PLAYERS SAVE $50 off
Local League registration fees. Novice - Midget
REP & LOCAL LEAGUE Novice (2011-2012) Ages 7, 8 Atom (2009-2010) Ages 9, 10 Peewee (2007-2008) Ages 11, 12 Bantam (2005-2006) Ages 13, 14 Midget (2000-2004) Ages 15, 16, 17 Tyke/Development Program (Ages 4 - 6) 2 Hours of ice per week all winter long. Learn to SKATE, learn HOCKEY skills, meet new FRIENDS and have FUN!
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Minor Sports Registration Night
Offering: • • • • •
Lessons in Fergus & Arthur. Welcoming team environment. Qualified coaches with world class experience. Leadership opportunities. Ages 4+.
rtsplex C.W. Community Spo ber 4, 6-8pm Wednesday, Septem call For more information 519.846.9691 x 903 DAR! MARK YOUR CALEN
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IN HOME, STUDIO, GYM, POOL PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING (519) 820-0704 Email: email@example.com
HEATHER ENNIS Certified Personal Trainer (over 28 years experience)
Biomechanic and Movement Specialist Aqua Rehab & Arthritis Aquafit Instructor Specialist Pilates Post Rehab Specialist Pilates Mat/Reformer/ Springboard Specialist
Personal Fitness Consulting; Post Rehab Programs; Injury prevention programs; Water Therapy Programs; Core Conditioning Programs; Sport Specific Programs Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
FALL PILATES CLASSES:
Wednesday and Thursdays (mornings & afternoons) Pilates for Knee & Hip Replacements Classes Call or Email to Register or for more information.
Offering: Private & Semi Private Pilates for Mat/Reformer/Springboard Sessions Private Water OR Group Classes for Rehab, Arthritis & Aquafit (your pool or Sportsplex pool)
Living Fit Helps: • Osteoporosis • Arthritis • Diabetes • Parkinson’s Disease • Stroke
• Multiple Sclerosis • And many other medical conditions for better living
10 Pass Membership
We have something for everyone, every day of the week... Register in person at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex, Belsyde Avenue, Fergus or online at: http://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/centrewellington TIME
*Classes held in weight room
6:007:00 AM 7:008:00 AM 8:009:00 AM
9:0010:00 AM 9:1510:15 AM
Body Ball Sculpt
10:0011:00 AM 4:305:30 PM 4:455:45 PM 5:006:00 PM 6:007:00 PM
Registration for our
Mossa classes opens 1 week prior to the class. People often wait until the last minute to register only to find out that the program is full, or has been cancelled due to low registration. Classes with fewer than 5 registrants will be cancelled.
Fall Schedule Effective Sept. 3 - Dec. 31, 2019. www.centrewellington.ca
Small Group Training is a simple and athletic program drawing from all four elements of fitness: cardio, strength, balance and flexibility
is an energetic cardio workout using the STEP to train fitness, agility, coordination and strength
These classes focus on creating movement skills and patterns that enhance the participant’s ability to achieve their personal goals. Whether it’s movement loaded with weights or utilizing your own body weight, these functional fitness classes use intergrated full body movements to achieve results. Expect to work hard and have fun. Please note - these classes are held in the weight room.
Body Ball Sculpt with Lianne Kaminski
is an athletic mind-body program including fundamentals from yoga and pilates set to emotive music
is an explosive MMA cardio and strength workout
is a results driven strength training workout utilizing an adjustable barbell, weight plates, and body weight
is a thrilling cardio workout inspired by outdoor cycling
This class is an energizing, full body cardio and strength training class, utilizing the stability ball, dumbells and body weight. Keep your mind and body challenged; no two classes are the same.
Spin with Wendy Armstrong This energizing group cycling class will challenge your cardiovascular system, improve your stamina and increase the strength of your lower body. You’ll cover all types of terrain in this class. Please note - Spin classes require preregistration and are not included in the monthly fees. MONDAY 9:15am to 10:00am Sept. 9 - Dec. 16 (14 classes) (no class October 14) $104.40 TUESDAY 7:15pm to 8:00pm Oct. 1 - Dec. 10 (11 classes) $82.00
R30® will get you fitter and feeling better in only 30 minutes. It’s a cardio workout that is as easy as riding a bike
THURSDAY 7:15pm to 8:00pm Oct. 3 - Dec. 12 (11 Classes) $82.00 FRIDAY 6:15am to 7:00am Sept. 13 - Dec. 13 (14 classes) $104.40
Group Core® trains you like an athlete in 30 actionpacked minutes. A strong core, from your shoulders to your hips, will improve your athletic performance, help prevent back pain, and give you ripped abs!
Located at: 143 Metcalfe St, Elora ON WWW.UPPERGRANDFHT.ORG Phone: 519-843-3947
CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION & MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
HOW TO REGISTER
Family Health Team Office
4 week program
519-843 519519 843-3947 843843 3947 ext 107
Thursday 6:00-7:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 6:00
Family Health Team Office
12 week program
Call 519-843 519 843 519843-3947 8433947 ext 105
Wednesday 9:30-11:30am 9:30-11:30am 9:30
Thursday 3:00-5:00pm 3:00-5:00pm 3:00
Family Health Team Office
Referral from Physician or Healthcare Provider
Tuesday 4:00-6:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 4:00
Call 519-843 519 843 519843-3947 8433947 ext 126
Tuesday & Thursday 1:30— 1:30 —4:00 4:00pm pm
8 week program
Referral from Physician or Healthcare Provider
Assists patients who are ready to quit smoking or who wish to reduce their daily intake of cigarettes.
Family Health Team Office
Referral from Physician or Healthcare Provider
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00-11:30am 10:00-11:30am 10:00
Centre Wellington Sportsplex
12 week program
Call 519.843.3947 ext. 130
Call for more info
Family Health Team Office
6 week program
Call 1-866 1 866 1866-337 866337-3318 337337 3318 to register
Wednesday 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00
Fergus Central Pentecostal Church
Call 519-843 519 843 519843-3947 8433947 ext 130
Drop In ! Or Call 519-843 519-843 519 843-3947 843-3947 ext 105
Understand and overcome emotional eating and gain Thursday 5:30-7:30pm 5:30-7:30pm behavioural strategies to manage problematic eating 5:30
Lifestyle changes for weight management and prevention of chronic diseases
INTRODUCTION TO DIABETES DIABETES
Group education sessions for individuals diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes prepre
LET’SS GET COOKING LET’ LET
Cooking class providing food skills and nutrition information to improve health.
Exercise & education program to help individuals with lung disease better manage their symptoms.
Exercise program to help participants develop skills and confidence to exercise independently.
Teaches skills for living a healthy life for people with any chronic or ongoing health condition
Walk to improve physical fitness and reduce risk of chronic disease
SUPPORT GROUPS BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT SUPPOR
Peer to peer support for pregnant women or breastfeeding moms.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP GROUP
Support group for those caring for a loved one with cancer or other complex illness
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP GROUP
Facilitated by a certified diabetes educator.
Friday 2:30-3:30pm 2:30-3:30pm 2:30
Melville United Church
Wednesday 10:00-12:00pm 10:00-12:00pm 10:00
Family Health Team Office
Monthly (September— (September June)
Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 4:00
Family Health Team Office
519-843 519519 843-3947 843843 3947 ext 111
Drop in ! Or Call 519-843 519-843 519 843-3947 843-3947
Wed. Aug. 21, 2019 • 6- 8 pm Wed. Sept. 4, 2019 • 6-8 pm
*Redeemable on registration night - Wed. Aug. 21 & Wed. Sept. 4, 2019 for $20 off registration fee. Some conditions apply. Good for Sept. 4, 2019 only. No cash surrender value.
FOR BETTER BALANCE IN HEALTH, WORK AND LIFE!
TRX TOTAL BODY STRENGTH & TONE
Thursday 9am, 4:30pm, 5:45pm New session Sept. 12
Tuesday 9am New session Sept. 10
PILATES/CORE & MORE Monday 7:30pm New session Sept. 9
6 WEEK BOOTCAMPS
Continuing Outdoors throughout September Wednesday 6pm. New Indoor Session begins October 16.
Wendy Armstrong Certified Personal & Group Trainer, In home & gym training
519-994-0-FIT (0348)(Cell) firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit my website: www.wendy4fitness.com
• • • • •
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Invisalign Implants – placement & restoration Tooth whitening Extraction of wisdom teeth Same day crowns
SPORTSGUARD CLINIC $25 CASH ONLY
MON AUG 12/19 FROM 5:00 PM TO 7 PM
Please call to book
Hours: Monday – Thursday 8 am to 8 pm & Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
200 St Patrick St E, Fergus, ON
New Patients Welcome
SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS
Fitness Co-op Exclusively For Women * No sign up fee * Free training
Looking for a job that will give you time off to spend with your family during school Have you retired and your holidays? spouse would like you out of the house?
This is a great job for whether you are a single or stay at home parent, retired but not ready to stay home, self-employed with ﬂexible schedules looking for a little extra cash.
* Circuit/Interval training
* Treadmills, Stationary bike,
Elliptical machine & Vibrating Platform * Workout on your own schedule 105 Queen St. W., Unit #9, Fergus (Fergus Marketplace) Call or email for an appointment
First Student is a leading provider in student transportation and we are currently hiring School Bus Drivers.
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HOCKEY RINK IS IN ELORA
FALL Men, Women and Coed Leagues start Sept 2019 Visit CWBallHockey.ca for more information and to register online. FUN & AFFORDABLE, 3-SEASONS OF THE YEAR! Fall Youth Leagues play Indoor at our Guelph location www.ballhockeyguelph.com
CENTRE WELLINGTON CELTICS BASKETBALL LEAGUE Friday Night House League
QUESTIONS? www.cwceltics.ca email@example.com We’re happy to help!
COACHES NEEDED! The Celtics are looking for coaches for the Friday Night House League Program and Rep Teams.
Ages 6 – 7 (6:30 - 7:30) Introduction to basketball and skills development with a philosophy based on having fun that incorporates activities designed to develop agility, cooperation and teamwork!
The Centre Wellington Celtics will continue to run our rep teams this fall. Rep teams are designed for players who are looking to take their game to the next level.
Ages 8 – 11 (7:30 - 8:30) A Co-Ed House League that spends 1/2 hour doing skills development and 1/2 hour in a game situation with time clock and referees.
Tryouts run at various times in September at Centre Wellington District High School. Specific times will be posted on the Celtics website towards the end of August.
Ages 12 – 15 (8:30 - 9:30) We offer a separate Girls and Boys House League that spends 1/2 hour doing skills development and 1/2 hour in a game situation with time clock and referees.
Please Note: Number of teams dependent on the number of players and availability of coaches.
Program runs Friday nights from September to December!
Experience is an asset but not required
To register please visit us at the Fergus/Elora Leisure Shows or visit www.cwceltics.ca
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Fall House League, Rep Teams and Summer Camp – We’ve got it all!
The Centre Wellington Celtics www.cwceltics.ca
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Nature Trails and Gardens Arb Expo (Plant Sale) Saturday, September 14, 2019 Conference, Banquet and Wedding Facilities Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Sites February / March Winter Invertebrates Photography Pruning Novembe Gulls October
Introductory Mushrooming MUSIC CAMPS
Summer • PD Days • March Break
Fall Hawks Gulls Spiders Ecopsychology Shinrin - Yoku Walk Mushrooms (July - Nov.) Planetarium Programs
Winter Owl Workshop Animal Tracking Owl Prowl Winter Invertebrates Reptiles Astronomy Pruning Winter Tree Identification
You must pre-register for these workshops.
Further information on these workshops and others is available on our website.
University of Guelph 519-824-4120 ext. 52113 email@example.com
Beginners, Teens & Adults (Special Rates for Seniors)
a good beginning never ends
Birth - 5 year olds
3 - 8 year olds
Handbell and Chime Choirs
(Exams & Recreational) Piano Keyboard Guitar Banjo Harmonica Ukulele Drums Bass Violin Flute Recorder Theory Vocal
Ages 8-14 & Adults/Seniors Directed by Shirley Jemmett
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Fergus Curling Club Expert?
Come and join our league.
We’ll help you learn and improve.
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Industrial • Commercial • Residential • Farm Bucket & Auger Truck • Pole Line Installations
PO Box 69, 588 Glengarry Cres., Fergus ON N1M 2W7 Bill Rowe • Dave Rowe 519.843.5494 roweelectric.ca Serving Fergus & Area Since 1983
Dr. Oren Levstein & Associates 701 Tower Street S., Fergus ON N1M 2R2 T: 519.787.8550 F: 519.787.0170 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.southtowervet.ca
• outside boat and RV parking • commercial and residential • various sized units • 24hrs a day, 7 days a week access • secured fenced lot • video surveillance • we accept Visa & Mastercard LOCATION: 730 Glengarry Crescent Fergus, On
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THURSDAYS 9-10:30am Intermediate Slow Yoga (begins Sept.12) Some experience ideal, a slow-paced class. ¯
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450 Speedvale Ave. West, Unit 113 Guelph, ON N1H 7Y6 Tel: 519.822.7670 Fax: 519.822.6997
VICTORIA PARK Seniors Centre Fall 2019 Registration begins Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:30 am PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR MOST PROGRAMS
HOW TO REGISTER In Person or Mail: 150 Albert Street West, Fergus, ON N1M 1X2
Telephone: 519.846.9691 x204 1.800.750.5023 x204
Online: http://ca.apm. activecommunities.com/ centrewellington Please see pages 10-11 in this Guide for registration and refund policies and the registration form.
Note: Registrations that are dropped off in person or mailed prior to the first day of registration will be processed at the end of the first day of registration.
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closure Dates: September 2 Labour Day October 14 Thanksgiving November 11 Remembrance Day December 25, 26, 31, January 1
All adults are welcome to register for any courses offered at the Seniors Centre ABOUT VICTORIA PARK SENIORS CENTRE Victoria Park Seniors Centre provides a wide range of recreational, educational, social, wellness and volunteer opportunities for older adults. Programs offered are tailored to individuals 55+, however, all registered programs are open to all adults looking to stay active, develop new skills and friendships. There are two pricing levels in this Guide: a member price and a nonmember price. Victoria Park Seniors Centre, which opened in June 1992, is a municipal recreation facility operated by the Community Services Department of the Township of Centre Wellington. Our goal is to enhance the well-being of older adults through a lifestyle that embraces daily physical activity and social interaction. We invite you to drop by and experience the benefits of participating.
MEMBERSHIP • $25.00 per person, includes HST • Membership year runs June 1 to May 31 • Memberships may be purchased at any point in the year and all expire May 31 • For new members only: membership fee is pro-rated beginning January 1
• Available to anyone 55+ and a younger spouse/partner may join Membership has its benefits: • Reduced enrolment fees on all: courses, bus trips, special events, drop-in activities, Wednesday lunches, seminars and workshops • Access to 100+ weekly programs and services for seniors • Vote at the Annual General Meeting held in November • Be eligible to hold office on the VPSC Advisory Board • Opportunities to volunteer, stay active and involved Note: Membership fees are nonrefundable. Once you have a valid membership, additional fees are required to participate in programs. Non-members and those under 55 years of age are welcome to participate at the non-member rate.
WELCOME TOURS AND INFORMATION New Members’ Talk and Tours are held monthly at 10:00 am at the Centre (except December) to provide you with information on programs and services offered. Upcoming sessions: September 16, October 21 or November 18. Meet other new members, staff and volunteers. If you can’t attend one of
these monthly sessions, please call the Centre to schedule a tour at your convenience or drop-in anytime.
VPSC ADVISORY BOARD Victoria Park Seniors Centre is run by a volunteer Advisory Board comprised of seven elected VPSC members and one appointed TCW Council Representative. The Advisory Board acts as a liaison between seniors and the Township of Centre Wellington, and works with the Community Services Department to provide quality recreational opportunities for older adults. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 9:00 am. All members are welcome to attend.
VPSC PROGRAM COMMITTEE This volunteer committee organizes special events and fundraisers for the Centre. Meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 10:15 am. Interested in providing input into programs and special events for older adults? This committee is always looking for new ideas and volunteers to help.
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Guide for registration policies, the registration form and refund policies including a $20 administration fee applied to refunds requested by the participant. Pre-registration is required for all programs unless specified as a drop-in activity group. Course fees include HST. Complete payment must be received upon registration. Cash, cheque, debit, credit, over the phone by credit card or online at: http://ca.apm.activecommunities. com/centrewellington Cheques payable to: Township of
• Not a member? Not yet 55? You
are still welcome to register for any program. A non-member fee will apply.
DROP-IN ACTIVITY GROUPS New participants are always welcome to take part in the following drop-in activities. Preregistration not necessary, except for all Bridge Groups, but you may want to contact convenors listed as some groups require prior organization of players. Drop-in fee: $1 member or $2 nonmember unless otherwise stated. Attend any activity for free on your first visit. Have an idea for a new activity? Contact the Centre. • Art Drop-in Group Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. Bring any type of art or hobby you would like to work on. Note: This is not an instructional class. • Bid Euchre Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Convenors: Ken Munn 226.790.1778, Marie Foster 519.843.1396. If you would like to learn to play bid euchre (or euchre) please contact the Seniors Centre as we have volunteers who can teach you how to play. • Billiards, Snooker & Pool Two billiards tables available Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Ladies Only Tuesday afternoons. Centre also open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Annual billiards membership from June 1 to May 31 is $50. You must be a current member of the Centre to obtain a billiards membership. Alternatively, members of the Centre can pay the drop-in fee of 25¢ per game or $1.25 for non-members. Contact: Ted Haines 519.843.4408. Inquire about a Learn to Play Session with our volunteer instructor.
• Billiards: Ladies Afternoon Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Contact the Centre if you would like to join or want to learn how to play. • Bingo Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Join this fun group. • Book Club: Books Anon First Friday of the month at 11:00 am to discuss the book of the month. Join interesting discussions. Reading list based on group input. Contact the Centre for book titles chosen. Convenor: Jennifer Cox 519.843.6898. • Bridge NOTE: For all new participants interested in joining the bridge groups, please contact the convenor listed below prior to your first visit as bridge groups require prior organization of players. We also offer Learn to Play Bridge Classes and Bridge Workshops. Contact the Centre for more information. Duplicate Bridge: Mondays at 7:00 pm including holiday Mondays. $3 drop-in fee members or $4 nonmembers. Convenor: Don McNiven 519.843.1361. Contract Bridge: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. Convenor: Fiore Guido 519.780.5450. Group is looking for more players and a convenor. Duplicate Bridge: Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. No charge if you attend the Wednesday Lunch. Convenor: Linda Mahood 519.843.7044. Social Bridge: Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Convenor: Irene Read 519.843.7246. • Bunka Artistry Tuesdays at 9:30 am. Drop-in for this weekly creative, social group. Work on your project at your own pace. Come out to see what this fun handicraft is all about.
• Canasta Mondays at 9:30 am including holiday Mondays. Canasta is a matching card game to create melds of cards of the same rank, then go out by playing or discarding all the cards in your hand. We can teach you. Contact: Donna Wagenaar 519.843.4754 or Marg Hamilton 519.846.8799. • Carpet Bowling Fridays at 1:00 pm. However, this group is now at capacity so we are in the process of starting up a second timeslot for carpet bowling and are looking for more players. Please contact the Centre if you are interested. • Choir & Ukulele Band: The Melody Makers Mondays at 2:00 pm. Join us if you love to sing or play an instrument. The Ukulele Band also meets Fridays at 1:00 pm. See “Ukulele Band” for more information. The Bell Ringers meet Mondays at 1:15 pm to practice. Convenor: Morven McCorquodale 519.843.5066. • Colouring Circle Mondays 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. An informal and fun time to colour. You are welcome to bring your own supplies but we also have some available. You don’t have to arrive at 1:00 pm nor do you have to stay until 3:00 (but you are welcome to stay the whole time). • Conversation en français Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Venez au centre pour parler en français pendant une heure. Rencontrez des autres qui aimeraient bavarder et discuter les sujets variés. Convenor: Michelle Roy email@example.com. • Conversación en Español NEW Bienvenido a un « drop in » grupo de diversos temas de conversación
en español cada miércoles a las 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Necesita hablar un poco de español. No lecciónes. $1 para los miembros y $2 para los no miembros. Contact: Carol Anne firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Drama Group This fun group meets weekly (usually Thursdays at 4:00 pm) when they are preparing for their spring and fall performances. Convenor: Wendy Barrett 519.323.6017.
• Craft Group Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. Crafts made by the group are sold in the Centre’s Craft Shop year-round and at the Annual Fall Bazaar, held the first Saturday in November. All proceeds support the Centre. Newcomers welcome. No cost. Convenors: Diane Thompson 519.787.4179 and June Wallsten 519.787.0496.
• Euchre Wednesday Afternoons at 1:00 pm. No charge if you attend the Wednesday Lunch. Contact Donna Wagenaar 519.843.4754. Thursday Evenings at 7:30 pm. Group is looking for volunteer Convenor(s). Please contact the Centre to ensure this group is running.
• Creative Writing Group Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Join us for fun, casual, creative writing. Start anytime. Convenor: Marilyn Helmer 226.486.1095. • Cribbage Fridays at 9:30 am. New players welcome and we can teach you how to play. Convenor: Marlene Dowdall 519.843.3907. • Crokinole Wednesdays at 10:00 am. We can teach you how to play. Crokinole cues available to use. Contact Donna Wagenaar 519.843.4754 or simply drop-in. • Cross-Country Skiing NEW Tuesday or Wednesday at 10:00 am. Weather permitting, we are hoping to do some cross-country skiing in Victoria Park this winter. Convenor: Al Soligo will volunteer to lead cross-country skiing. Bring your own equipment. If interested, please let us know at the Centre. • Darts Thursdays at 9:30 am. We can teach you how to play and darts are available for those who do not have their own. Convenor: John Parkinson 519.787.8038.
• Genealogy Tuesdays at 12:30 pm. Bring your family history project to work on. Convenor: Margaret McCarney 519.846.0770. • Guitar Join our guitar group “The Country Classics” on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm and bring an acoustic six-string guitar. Some basic guitar knowledge and chording is required. Volunteer instructor: Al Soligo 226.383.6216. • Hand and Foot Card Game Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Join us for this fun card game. Convenors: Karen Lindsay 519.843.3267 or Lois Dobbie 519.843.2595. • Karaoke We are hoping to start up this group. Let us know at the Centre if you are interested. No experience needed. If you enjoy singing, give it a try! • Line Dancing Wednesday from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Come out for fun and exercise. All welcome. • Mah Jong Fridays at 9:30 am. A game of Chinese origin, played with small,
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attractive tiles. Both American and Chinese versions played. Not a serious group (yet). Beginners welcome. Convenor: Lynn Anderson 519.846.9851. • Movie Afternoon Fridays at 1:00 pm. We show movies on a large screen. $2 member or $3 non-member to cover cost of refreshments (a build-your-own ice cream sundae after the show). Pick up the movie listings handout at the Centre. We show both new and older release movies. Requests are welcome. Movies subject to change based on availability.
• Snowshoeing NEW Weather permitting, we are hoping to do some snowshoeing this winter in Victoria Park. If interested, please let us know at the Centre. Note: We are looking for snowshoes. If you would like to donate or let us borrow, contact the Centre. (We also hope to do some cross-country skiing so let us know if interested). • Song Circle for String Players Tuesdays at 2:00 pm. Come bring a few of your favourite songs along with your accompanying guitar, ukulele, banjo, autoharp.
• Poker Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. We can teach you if you don’t know how to play. Contact convenor: David Pero 519.993.0324.
• Table Tennis Thursday at 1:00 pm. Fun, noncompetitive play and exercise in disguise. We will teach you! All equipment supplied. Contact convenor: Kathy Lund 226.383.7470.
• Quilting Group Mondays at 1:00 pm. No cost. Quilts made by the group are sold in the Centre’s Craft Shop yearround. All proceeds support the Centre. Group will do custom hand quilting. Contact Diane Thompson 519.787.4179 or June Wallsten 519.787.0496.
• Tap Dancing Thursdays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am and Wednesdays 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Join this fun group. There are tap shoes to borrow or bring your own. We are looking for donations of tap shoes. Beginners welcome.
• Scrabble Thursdays at 1:30 pm. Enjoy friendly competition and fun. Group welcomes new players. Convenor: Pamela 519.846.0930. • Shuffleboard Mondays and Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. However, the Tuesday group is now at capacity so you are welcome to join the Monday Group. Join us for fun, friendship and gentle exercise. Beginners welcome. We will teach you the game. Monday Convenor: Blanche Todd 519.846.2294. Tuesday Convenor: Mary Barber 519.787.0232.
• Ukulele Band: Melody Makers Join us twice a week on Mondays at 2:00 pm (with the Choir) and Fridays at 1:00 pm. No musical experience needed. Will teach any beginner. Bring your own ukulele. Contact Ken McCorquodale 519.843.5066. • Walking Monday afternoons at 1:30 pm including holiday Mondays. Meet at the Centre to explore a different area each week. No cost. All walking levels welcome. Walking poles available to borrow. • Winter Walking on the Trails During the winter months, group meets Wednesdays at 9:30 am at various trails. Contact the Centre for more information including where
the group will be meeting each week and what trails they will walk. • Weight Management Support Group Wednesdays at 9:30 am. Friendly, weekly support group with confidential weigh-ins, recipe sharing, cooking suggestions and exercise ideas. Join us if you want to lose weight or maintain your current weight. • Wii Bowling Tuesdays at 1:30 pm. Gentle exercise, improves strength, balance, coordination and it is fun. Easy to do and requires no previous experience. Can be played seated in a chair. • Wood Carving Wednesdays at 1:00 pm to learn and share knowledge. Bring your own carving tools. $3 drop-in fee and includes wood. For Centre members only. Instructor: Paul Spedaliere 519.787.2593.
CENTRE SERVICES Weekly Wednesday Lunch Wednesdays at 12:00 noon. Includes: main course, vegetable, roll, salad or juice, dessert, tea and coffee. Take outs available (reserve ahead). Meet old friends or make new ones while enjoying a delicious lunch. Stay for a social afternoon of euchre, bridge or crafts (no charge for these activities if you come for lunch). Also woodcarving or billiards (small drop-in fee applies). Full menus listed in monthly calendar. Reservations recommended as space is limited. We also host homemade fund-raising lunches and BBQ’s organized by the Centre’s Program Committee. Refer to the Special Events section for dates.
Garden Fresh Box A non-profit, affordable fresh produce buying service supporting local farmers. Box content changes monthly depending on seasonal produce. Program operated by the Guelph Community Health Centre. VPSC is a payment and pickup location for the program. To order, contact VPSC. Pay by the first Friday of the month. Pick up order on the third Wednesday at VPSC between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Bring your own grocery bags. Program runs year round. $15 small box or $20 large box. Cash only. Online ordering: www.gardenfreshbox.ca. Monthly Order Deadlines: September 6, October 4 November 8, December 6 Crafts for Sale Visit our lovely Craft Shop full of beautiful handmade items, made by our talented Craft and Quilting Group volunteers. Homemade crafts and collectibles, including baby clothing, knitted sets, quilts, blankets, sweaters, hats, mitts, scarves, and more. All proceeds support VPSC. Available for sale year round. Gift certificates available. Monthly Email Update with Monthly Calendar We send monthly emails to keep you up-to-date on what is happening at VPSC, including the monthly calendar. To receive this please email email@example.com or pick up a copy at the Centre. Day-to-day programs, bus trips, special events, clinics and lunch menus are listed. Also available on the website www.centrewellington.ca. Senior Centre Tours Are you thinking of participating in a program or joining the Centre? Our customer service volunteers and staff would be happy to take you for a tour of the Centre and answer any questions.
Library, Newspapers, Puzzles, Coffee and Information Check out our collection of lending library books stocked by your generous donations. Come for coffee and browse through newspapers including the Toronto Star. We accept donations of current magazines. We have a variety of magazine subscriptions generously donated by Ward Hearing. Jigsaw puzzles are available to borrow or buy or try your hand at the on-going jigsaw puzzle in the library. Help yourself to any of the information pamphlets and government publications on a range of topics of interest for older adults. Volunteer Opportunities There are a number of volunteer positions available: kitchen,cleaing, dishes, serving, cooking for groups, foot clinics, special events, food preparation, activity leaders, convenors, course instructors, committee volunteers, reception (Thursday am). Share your expertise. We are always looking for innovative programming ideas and instructors to lead them. Volunteers who enjoy cooking are needed to help with our fundraising homemade lunches and special events. For more volunteering information contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519.846.9691 x278.
WELLNESS CLINICS Blood Pressure Clinics FREE. Held the second Wednesday of the month from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. See dates below. A Pharmacist or Pharmacy student will be at the Centre to check your blood pressure and provide information. No appointment needed. Simply drop in. Thanks to Elora Apothecary Pharmasave for sponsoring this program. September 11, October 9 November 13, December 11
Chair Massage Clinic Join specialized certified practitioner, Christine Brown, for a relaxing 10-minute chair massage. Reduce tension, stress, headaches, stiff necks, backaches and increase circulation. No removal of clothes and no lotions used. Call the Centre to book your appointment on Wednesday mornings 9:00 am to 11:30 am. See dates below. Cost: $10 cash only. September 25, October 9, October 23 November 13, November 27 December 11 Foot Care Clinics Have your feet assessed by a Registered Practical Nurse, certified in Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care. Includes cutting and filing toenails, reduction of corns and calluses, moisturizing skin. $30 cash only. Call VPSC to book appointment. Bring a small towel. Veterans welcome, bring your Veterans Affairs card. Allow 24 hours if cancelling an appointment to give time to consult the waiting list. Tuesdays and some Fridays Fascial Stretch Therapy (Private Stretch Therapy) A system of table based stretching that focuses on the fascia (connective tissue surrounding muscles and organs) and joint capsule. Benefits: improved posture, anti-aging, reduced risk of injuries, reduced pain, improved strength and decreased stress. Book your one-on-one session and feel the difference. Service provided by Fascial Stretch Therapist, Kelly Offer, RMT . One hour $75 member, $85 non-member plus HST. Services covered under massage therapy benefits. Book your appointment email@example.com. Cash only.
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Full Body Assessment Every body is unique. Working one-on-one we will discover what exercises work best with your body. Whether you are trying to lose weight, suffer from chronic pain, have less than ideal posture or just want to find out what exercises you should or should not do. Will also help guide you in choosing fitness programs offered at the Centre. Service provided by Kelly Offer, RMT. One hour $75 member, $85 nonmember plus HST. Services covered under massage therapy benefits. Book your appointment koffer@ trainingbodies.com. Cash only. Hearing Services Hearing Screening Clinic: Has your hearing changed? Meet one-on-one with a Canadian Hearing Society Hearing Care Counsellor. Or if you wear hearing aids, discuss questions about your aids. Book your no charge 30 minute appointment at the Seniors Centre on October 11. Hearing Seminar: My Hearing is Not as Good as it Used to Be, Now What Do I Do? October 18, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Presented by the Canadian Hearing Society. Reflexology Deeply relaxing, reflexology works the reflex points in the feet that relate to different organs and areas of your body. Circulation is improved to facilitate balance within the body. Leave feeling relaxed and yet with a renewed energy. Service provided by Certified Reflexologist: Colleen Trudeau. $30 for 30 minutes. 50 minute appointments also available. Call VPSC to book your appointment time. Appointments available: Tuesday mornings and Tuesday afternoons
Stroke Recovery Are you a stroke survivor or caregiver? Join the Centre Wellington Stroke Recovery Community Program monthly to learn new community resources, join our walking group and learn how to maximize your recovery in the comfort of your own community. Held the last Friday of the month at 9:30 am to 10:30 am at the Seniors Centre. No charge. All welcome. See the Seminars and Workshops section for topics and speakers scheduled each month. Video Otoscope Clinic FREE. Held the second Wednesday of the month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Come see Nancy from Hear Well Be Well, to look inside your ear with her video otoscope. A better understanding of your ear promotes awareness to ear health, wax occlusions, and how our hearing system works when properly maintained. If you have existing hearing aids, Nancy can also professionally clean them for you, no charge! September 11, October 9 November 13, December 11
BUS TRIPS We are always in the process of organizing new bus trips. Contact VPSC for updates. Register early to avoid disappointment of a soldout or cancelled trip. We need a minimum number registered, up to 4 weeks in advance, depending on venue. All trips depart from and return to VPSC. Return times are approximate, depending on weather and traffic. NOTE: Those who require special assistance are responsible for arranging an escort to assist them. Our Travel Escort Volunteer cannot provide special care or one-on-one assistance. No refunds on trips. Travel arrangements are made in
collaboration with Great Canadian Travel TICO#2280154. Bus trips are subject to change. All trips include luxury coach transportation equipped with a washroom, bus driver gratuity and HST. A Day in Port Dover Note: This trip is full but contact the Centre to go on the waiting list. Join us on a cruise aboard the River Rider. Hear tales of the War of 1812, the burning of Dover Mills, origins of the villages in the area, stories of prohibition and Rum Runners of Lake Erie. See prestigious homes, yachts and Ontarioâ€™s wildlife in its natural habitat. Includes lunch and tour of Clonmel Castle, with time to explore downtown Port Dover boutiques and a stop at the Cider Keg Farm Market, noted for numerous blends of sparkling apple cider. Depart 8:45 am, return 7:15 pm. Tuesday, August 20 $111 member, $121 non-member The Walters Family Dancing, fiddling and non-stop entertainment! The Step Crew is an unbelievable new show with three styles of exhilarating dance forms: Ottawa Valley stepdance, Irish stepdance, and tap. As if dancing werenâ€™t enough, The Step Crew boasts three world-class fiddlers backed by an amazing five-piece band. You will dine buffet-style including their local specialty, rolled ribs and roast beef. Includes stop at Farm Boy Fresh Market on the way home. Depart 10:30 am, return 6:15 pm. Inquire about waiting list. Tuesday, September 10 $126 member, $136 non-member Fall Repositioning Cruise on the Chi Cheemaun Enjoy the annual fall Chi Cheemaun repositioning cruise, lunch included. Contact the Centre for more information. Monday, October 21
November Bus Trip Visit the Bell Lightbox Theatre in downtown Toronto, home to the world-famous Toronto International Film Festival for a movie screening, Q&A, snacks and a tour of the facility. Enjoy lunch at the Mandarin then visit the Toronto Outlet Mall for some Christmas shopping (or relax in the large indoor food court). Contact the Centre for info. Tuesday, November 12 Christmas in Niagara Get into the Christmas spirit with a holiday musical at the Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Theatre in Niagara Falls. Enjoy wine tastings at the Lakeview Wine Co. and the Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls. Depart 9:30 am, return 8:30 pm. Inquire about the waiting list. Wednesday, December 11 $133 member, $143 non-member
FITNESS CLASSES Fitness Class Information 1) All participants must complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (Par-Q) to guide your participation and assist instructors in monitoring your progress. Those with certain medical conditions need to fill out a PARmed-X form in consultation with their doctor. Forms available at registration. Valid for one year. 2) It is recommended that your physician be consulted prior to the start of any activity. 3) Attend another fitness class within the same session to make up a missed class (space permitting excluding evening Pilates). 4) Avoid wearing scents to class. 5) Bring indoor running shoes. 6) Our fitness instructors make every effort to modify exercises to suit individual needs. However, please find a class suitable for your physical ability rather than simply a convenient time. If unsure, consult
with our fitness instructors. 7) All equipment supplied except yoga mats.
13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member
Strength Training An intermediate level class for those wishing to increase strength, balance and flexibility. All equipment supplied. Instructor: Lianne Kaminski (Mon), Glenda Rose (Tues, Thurs, Fri), Wendy Armstrong (Thurs. 10:30 am). No class Sept. 12 (9:30 am class), Oct. 14, Nov. 11. Mondays, 1:05 pm to 1:50 pm September 16 to December 9, 11 classes $60.50 member, $71.50 non-member
Thursdays, 11:20 am to 12:05 pm September 12 to December 12, 14 classes $77 member, $91 non-member
Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am September 3 to December 17, 16 classes $88 member, $104 non-member Thursdays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am September 5 to December 19, 15 classes $82.50 member, $97.50 non-member Thursdays, 10:30 am to 11:15 am September 12 to December 12, 14 classes $77 member, $91 non-member Fridays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am September 6 to December 20, 16 classes $88 member, $104 non-member Move with Ease Do you notice that your body is stiffer and less flexible? This class is designed for those who want to increase flexibility and move with more ease during daily activities. We will use chairs, mats and various other tools to assist with stretching. No pain, all gain. Instructor: Kelly Offer (Mon), Wendy Armstrong (Thurs). Note: The Thursday class will venture down to the floor for some mat work. No class October 14, November 11. Mondays, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm September 9 to December 16,
Fit Bones Exercise program designed specifically for older adult to help achieve good bone health and reduce risk of developing osteoporosis. Bone Fit trained instructor Kelly Offer will guide you through exercises and provide information to help maintain bone strength and prevent bone loss. Course fee partially offset with the assistance of a grant. No class October 14 or November 11. Mondays, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm September 9 to December 16, 13 classes $26 member, $39 non-member Mondays, 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm September 9 to December 16, 13 classes $26 member, $39 non-member Mondays, 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm September 9 to December 16, 13 classes $26 member, $39 non-member Stability Ball Core Strength NEW The body responds to the instability of the ball to increase balance, boost metabolism and improve core strength. Exercises are slow and controlled to focus on muscle building, balance and flexibility. All participants should be able to get up and down from the floor. Suitable for those with no stability ball experience. Instructor: Wendy Armstrong. Mondays, 4:40 pm to 5:25 pm September 9 to October 7, 5 classes $27.50 member, $32.50 non-member
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Cardio Sculpt NEW A blend of cardio and muscletoning, focusing on core strength. An intermediate to advanced level class, we will use hand weights, body bars, resistance bands, and stability balls. Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor without assistance. Instructor: Glenda Rose. No class November 11. Mondays, 4:40 pm to 5:25 pm October 21 to December 16, 8 classes $44 member, $52 non-member Low Impact Intervals An advanced level, moderate to high intensity class for those with good mobility. We will alternate intervals of low impact cardio with strength training. Participants should be able to get up and down from the floor unassisted. Instructor: Glenda Rose. Tuesdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am September 3 to December 17, 16 classes $88 member, $104 non-member Strength and Stretch Following a warm-up spend the first half of the class performing strength training exercises followed by a stretch session to help increase mobility of the joints and flexibility of the muscles. This class is suitable for those wishing to strength train at an intermediate level and can move up and down from the floor easily for both strength and stretching exercises. Instructor: Wendy Armstrong. Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11:15 am September 10 to December 10, 14 classes $77 member, $91 non-member Post Rehab: Mobility and Stability Gentle range of motion exercises for flexibility and gentle strengthening exercises for stability using chairs and standing. Small class size for
more individual attention. Instructor: Wendy Armstrong. Tuesdays, 11:20 am to 12:05 pm September 10 to December 10, 14 classes $91 member, $105 non-member Beginner Fitness Class This low impact beginner level class will focus on dynamic movement while introducing full body exercises. Perfect for those new to fitness. Instructor: Dr. Phil Lemire, Chiropractor with Optimum Integrative Health Centre. A weekly donation to the Seniors Centre will be accepted at the door. Pre-register. Tuesdays, 11:45 am to 12:30 pm September 10 to November 12, 10 weeks Menâ€™s Fitness: Core Basics The focus of this class is to strengthen and condition the abs and back. Strength, flexibility and balance training will round out the program. Instructor: Glenda Rose. Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 9:45 am September 4 to December 18, 16 classes $88 member, $104 non-member All Around Fitness This beginner to intermediate level class includes cardiovascular fitness, strength and endurance, balance and flexibility. A variety of equipment will be used including stability balls. Instructor: Glenda Rose. Wednesdays, 9:50 am to 10:35 am September 4 to December 18, 16 classes $88 member, $104 non-member Osteo Fit Physical activity plays an essential role in the treatment of Osteoporosis by stimulating our bones to maintain structure and strength. When treating Osteoarthritis it is important
to ensure proper alignment of joints. Four types of exercise are necessary in the management of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis: strength, posture and core stability, balance and weight bearing. Improving strength, balance and posture reduces the risk of falling. Instructor: Jane Gage, Reg. Kinesiologist. No class October 25 or November 1. Note new days and times. Wednesdays, 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm September 11 to December 11, 14 classes $77 member, $91 non-member Fridays, 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm September 13 to December 13, 12 classes $66 member, $78 non-member FREE Trial Class: Pilates A chance to try out this class. Instructor: Kelly Offer. Pre-register. Wednesday, September 4 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Pilates Mixed Level Progressing some of the beginner exercises and reinforcing the fundamental moves for a full body conditioning class. See improvements in core strength, mobility and flexibility. No previous experience required. Mats and props supplied. Instructor: Kelly Offer. No class October 14 or November 11. Mondays, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm September 9 to December 16, 13 classes $182 member, $195 non-member Pilates Fundamentals In this beginner class we will cover the basics of Pilates, waking up the core stabilizing mechanisms as well as the basic body movements: squat, lunge, push, pull, twist, bend, and gait. No previous experience required. Mats and props supplied. Instructor: Kelly Offer.
Wednesdays, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm September 11 to December 11, 14 classes $196 member, $210 non-member Pilates for Performance In this intermediate to advanced level class we will incorporate the fundamentals and progress into full body, compound movements involving the basic patterns of: squat, lunge, push, pull, twist, bend and gait. Everything you need for your daily activities and sports performance. Mats and props provided. Instructor: Kelly Offer. Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm September 11 to December 11, 14 classes $196 member, $210 non-member Power and Strength An advanced level program designed for the active adult. Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor unassisted. Use of various pieces of equipment to increase your current level of fitness to above average. Instructor: Glenda Rose. No class September 12. Thursdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am September 5 to December 19, 15 classes $82.50 member, $97.50 non-member Minds in Motion Minds in MotionÂŽ is a communitybased social program that incorporates physical activity and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage signs of Alzheimerâ€™s disease or other dementias and their care partners. The two hour program held at VPSC runs once a week and offers: gentle and easy to follow physical activities led by a certified fitness instructor and fun social activities focused on building personal skills. To register, contact the Alzheimer Society
519.742.1422. Suggested donation to the Alzheimer Society $60. No class November 21. Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm September 5 to October 24 8 classes Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm November 7 to December 19 6 classes Fitness Kickboxing This beginner to intermediate 60-minute group fitness class builds stamina, improves coordination and flexibility while enhancing mental focus. No contact. We finish the class with ab work and stretching. Bring a yoga mat. All other equipment supplied. Get Fit, Burn Fat, Be Stronger. Instructor: James Watson. Thursdays, 10:40 am to 11:40 am October 3 to December 19, 12 classes $66 member, $78 non-member Low Impact Cardio and Muscle An intermediate to advanced level, moderate to high intensity class for those with good mobility. Approximately 20 minutes cardio, 15 minutes of muscle and a stretch at the end. Instructor: Glenda Rose. Fridays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am September 6 to December 20, 16 classes $88 member, $104 non-member
YOGA, TAI CHI Chair Yoga Start your week fresh with warm ups for your joints and stretches for your body! Getting your circulation moving and deep breathing is good for your entire body and for your mind. This class is done sitting on a chair and also using the chair for standing postures. Developing strength, flexibility, and balance without having to go to the floor.
Bring a thin yoga mat and 1 or 2 yoga blocks. All levels. Instructors: Karen Murtagh (Monday), Kathi Rodd (Thursday). No class October 14, November 11. Mondays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am September 9 to December 9, 12 classes $72 member, $84 non-member Thursdays, 9:35 am to 10:35 am September 12 to December 12, 14 classes $91 member, $105 non-member Intermediate Slow Yoga Nourish your soul by giving yourself time to ground, to warm-up and to stretch your body without rushing together with the chance to notice stillness in your day. This class is an intermediate level class and therefore some yoga experience is required. We will develop longer holds in standing postures as well as time to enjoy our floor postures. Pranayama, Relaxation and Meditation complete the practice. Bring yoga mat and blanket (for warmth if needed). Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh.ca. No class October 14, November 11. Mondays, 10:35 am to 12:05 pm September 9 to December 9, 12 classes $102 member, $114 non-member Gentle Stretches and Breathing Practices NEW Seated on a chair OR on your mat, we will begin with some gentle seated stretches to warm-up and then focus on yoga breathing practices (pranayama) for health, ending with some quiet relaxation. Suitable to all, practicing at your own pace, taking breaks as needed. Bring a yoga mat (if using) and a shawl, sweater or blanket in case you feel cooled during the class. Mondays, 12:20 pm to 12:50 pm September 9 to December 9, 12 classes $48 member, $60 non-member
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Relaxation Yoga Pause...and breathe. Relax. Release tension from your body and your mind. Stretch without hurrying. Floor (seated, hands and knees, front and back) along with some standing postures included. Bring a yoga mat, blanket and a towel. Instructor: Karen Murtagh (Sept-Oct), Kathi Rodd (Nov-Dec). No class October 14, November 11. Mondays, 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm September 9 to December 9, 12 classes $96 member, $108 non-member Tai Chi Level 1 This slow-moving, meditative and gentle exercise helps restore and maintain fitness and flexibility. This non-strenuous introductory class is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Instructor: Christina Graf. Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11:30 am September 10 to October 29, 8 classes $44 member, $52 non-member Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11:30 am November 5 to December 17, 7 classes $38.50 member, $45.50 non-member Tai Chi Level 2 Continue to expand upon your Tai Chi knowledge. This level is suitable for those who have taken level 1 or previously studied Tai Chi. Instructor: Christina Graf. Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 10:30 am September 10 to December 17, 15 classes $82.50 member, $97.50 non-member Daily Health Habits (Ayurvedic Practices) NEW Take your health up a level with daily practices and choices best suited to your body, to the seasons of the year and to your time in life. This class is based on Ayurvedic health
principles based on 5 elements: Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth and so everything that you can see is made up of a variation of these elements, including you. There are general daily habits for all but even within those, we can tweak them to suit our own Dosha (or type). Curious? Contact instructor Karen@karenmurtagh.ca. Lecture/ discussion based class. Binders and handouts provided. Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11:30 am September 10 to November 26, 12 classes $90 member, $102 non-member Gentle Yoga with a Focus on the Spine You’re as young as your spine is supple, someone has said. I don’t know how true that is but I do know that moving the spine in all directions gently is good for your body but also your nervous system. Gentle movements, deep breathing and relaxation all tell your nervous system that its ok and you can stop releasing stress hormones into your system. So, there’s that! But, also it just helps you cope better with your physical daily tasks. We work the whole body but focus on the spine and back developing strength in the core, the glutes, the muscles of the back and also stretch those and the psoas muscles. Bring yoga mat and blanket. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh.ca. Tuesdays, 12:10 pm to 1:10 pm September 10 to November 26, 12 classes $78 member, $90 non-member Intermediate Yoga Begin seated for warm-ups then hands & knees stretches and standing poses leading to some restful stretches and final relaxation. A moderate class to start the day! There is a little more movement and a little less rest in this hour class. Yoga experience required. Bring a
yoga mat. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh.ca. Wednesdays, 9:35 am to 10:35 am September 11 to December 11, 14 classes $91 member, $105 non-member Yoga for Healthy Joints Seated in a chair and using the chair for standing stretches, this class is one we’ve been building on for years. Suited to everyone this class can be as challenging as you want it to be. Movement is key to healthy joints and “right movement” even more so. Too little, we seize up. Too much, we can hurt ourselves. Although we are all doing the same thing...each time we are working to our own range of motion. You will increase your range of motion and also strengthen support for your joints. In this longer Joints Class we do some breathing exercises to facilitate better circulation as well as systematic relaxation around the joints. Bring a thin yoga mat as the chair will be placed on it. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh.ca. Wednesdays, 10:50 am to 11:50 am September 11 to December 11, 14 classes $91 member, $105 non-member Break-a-Sweat Yoga NEW Break a sweat with a more challenging yoga class. No “headstands” but we will hold standing poses longer, move more, and push our edge a little. We have 45-minutes so no sitting around! We will start standing and focus on postures to build strength then move to the floor for deeper stretches and ending with a short relaxation. Bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh.ca. Wednesdays, 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm September 11 to December 11, 14 classes $84 member, $98 non-member
Mindful Intermediate Yoga This moderate class incorporates lying, seated, kneeling and standing postures. Sun salutations will be done with a chair. Mindfully explore breathing, strength, flexibility and balance to relax the body, quiet the mind and calm the nervous system. Instructor: Kathi Rodd. Bring a yoga mat. Thursdays, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm September 12 to December 12, 14 classes $119 member, $133 non-member Yoga for Healthy Joints, Gentle A shorter class, with a focus on gentle stretches to increase our range of motion and on strength building poses to develop our balance and stability. Breathing and gentle movements are integral aspects for improving mobility and overall health. We use a chair for seated warm-ups and for support in standing postures. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh.ca. Bring a yoga mat. Thursdays, 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm September 12 to December 12, 14 classes $84 member, $98 non-member Floor Yoga NEW Ah! The week is over and this is the yoga class where you get to get down and not get back up again (until the end of the class that is!). There will be some hands and knees as well as seated movements and laying on our back and on our front poses. Bring a yoga mat and a blanket as this class is done entirely on the mat. Fridays, 12:05 pm to 12:50 pm September 13 to December 13, 14 classes $84 member, $98 non-member Yoga Breathing Workshop Please join us this fall for a Yoga Breathing workshop. We will learn how to breathe deeply. Learn a
breathing technique to calm us in times of stress. We will also leave with a 15-minute breathing sequence that we can do daily for optimizing our health. Drop-in fee at the door. Organizer: Karen Murtagh. It will be held on a Saturday morning from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Date to be determined. If interested, please contact the Centre.
DANCE FITNESS FREE Trial Class: Zumba Strong Instructor: Sarah Schleen. See description below. Pre-register. Monday, September 9 8:40 am to 9:25 am Zumba Strong A high intensity workout focusing on strength, power and cardio in intervals using only your own bodyweight. Squats, lunges, pushups, sit-ups, planks and more - all to great motivating music. This is an advanced class for participants wanting to challenge themselves and push their limits in a safe environment. Modifications can be provided. Sarah Schleen, licensed Zumba instructor. No class October 14 or November 11. Mondays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am September 16 to December 2, 10 classes $75 member, $85 non-member Zumba Gold/Zumba Gold-Toning A combination of two amazing programs. Groove to invigorating, Latin dance songs to increase your heart rate, and then focus on muscle conditioning using maraca-like toning sticks (provided). Instructor: Sarah Schleen, licensed Zumba Gold-Toning instructor. Tuesdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am September 3 to December 3, 14 classes $105 member, $119 non-member
Fridays, 10:20 am to 11:05 am September 6 to December 6, 14 classes $105 member, $119 non-member Fridays, 11:10 am to 11:55 am September 6 to December 6, 14 classes $105 member, $119 non-member Zumba Gold Zumba Gold is a fun and exciting class full of great music and friends. It offers a full body workout focusing on balance, range of motion and coordination with moderate intensity. Instructor: Sarah Schleen, licensed Zumba Gold Instructor. Wednesdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am September 4 to December 4, 14 classes $105 member, $119 non-member Thursdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am September 5 to December 5, 14 classes $105 member, $119 non-member Belly Dance This fun beginner course covers four styles of dance: Oriental, Folklore, Fusion and Tribal. Come comfortably dressed. Instructor: Lise Stewart. No class October 14 or November 11. Mondays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am September 9 to October 21, 6 classes $39 member, $45 non-member Mondays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am October 28 to December 16, 7 classes $45.50 member, $52.50 non-member Drop-in Dance Opportunities: Tap Dancing Wednesdays 1:00 pm, Thursdays 9:30 am Line Dancing: Wednesdays 3:00 pm
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COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY NOTE: It is highly recommended that you bring your own device for most computer classes. Photos and Your Computer Part 1: Getting Photos from Your Camera to Your Computer Getting photos from your camera and smartphone to your computer. Setting up folders to find your photos. Tagging photos to allow searching for them later. Instructor: Frank Irvine. Bring a camera, smartphone or laptop. Monday, September 9 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Part 2: On-line Printing, Creating Personalized Photo Albums and Other Printed Material Create memorable photo albums, wall art or other personalized gifts. Learn how to print projects from websites such as Zehrs, Walmart or Shoppers. Instructor: Frank Irvine. Monday, September 16 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Technology Help Having problems with a piece of electronics such as iPad, Tablet, Windows Laptop, Smartphone or iPhone, another device or computer program? Bring it to the Senior Centreâ€™s Computer Lab and get answers to your questions or help setting an item up. Classes are oneon-one with the instructor allowing you to focus on your specific needs. Instructor: Frank Irvine, will contact you prior to your appointment. Book your one hour appointment time: $25 member, $29 non-member. Daytime and evening appointments available. 9:00 am or 10:00 am Thursday, September 12 Monday, September 23
Thursday, October 17 Thursday, November 21 Monday, December 2 7:00 pm or 8:00 pm Thursday, September 5 Monday, October 7 Monday, November 4 Thursday, December 12
camera and connecting to your computer. Please note this class is for Android tablets meaning noniPAD and non-Windows tablets. Instructor: Frank Irvine. Bring your tablet. Monday, October 28 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member
Emergency Contact Setup for Android and Iphone Users NEW Learn how to set up your mobile device to alert specific contacts that 911 has been dialed from your phone. It can also be used in case of emergencies allowing paramedics to view your medical information if you are not able to provide the information to them verbally. Instructor: Frank Irvine. Thursday, October 3 9:00 am to 11:00 am $25 member, $29 non-member
Windows 10 Learn to navigate your way around Windows 10 screens. Learn some of the settings in the new Edge web browser and learn about virtual desktops. Find your settings and learn about the Notification area. Windows 10 must be installed on your device prior to class. Instructor: Frank Irvine. Bring your Windows 10 laptop or tablet. Thursday, November 7 9:00 am to 11:00 am $25 member, $29 non-member
iPad Learn how to download and install apps on your iPad. Create folders and get organized. Using gestures, browser, email and other tips. Bring your iPad. Instructor: Frank Irvine. Monday, October 21 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member
Internet Basics New to the internet? Tried going online but found it confusing? Learn to use an internet browser, search for websites and how to be safe online. Some mouse experience needed. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Friday, November 15 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm $25 member, $29 non-member
One-to-One Computer Assistance Just about everyone with a computer runs into problems. Donâ€™t struggle when there is help available. Sign up for your one hour appointment time with instructor Corie Kelly, MOUS: Microsoft Office User Specialist. One hour appointments are available between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. Saturday, October 26 $28 member, $32 non-member
Facebook Create a personal profile, add friends, exchange messages, share pictures and discuss the important issue of privacy settings. Email account needed that you can access on the internet. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Friday, December 6, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm $25 member, $29 non-member
Tablets Navigating your device. Using settings, WIFI and APP installation. Email setup and use. Using the
SPECIAL INTEREST NOTE: Refer to the Drop-in Activity section for a list of activity groups offered at the Centre in addition to the following: Conversación en Español NEW Bienvenido a un « drop in » grupo de diversos temas de conversación en español cada miércoles a las 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Necesita hablar un poco de español. No lecciónes. $1 para los miembros y $2 para los no miembros. Contact: Carol Anne firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesdays, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Peer Learning Discussion Group NEW Interested in keeping your mind active? Do you enjoy good conversation and discussion of topics? We are hoping to start up this weekly group. Great way to meet new people and have fun while learning. At the preliminary meeting, the moderator proposes a list of topics and the group may suggest others. Each person will select a topic and prepare a talk. The word “peer” is used to emphasize that there is no instructor. We learn from one another. The moderator ensures that the sessions run smoothly and encourages participation. Let us know at the Seniors Centre if you are interested in joining this group. FUNdamentals of Watercolour: Beginner In just two lessons you will have produced a beautiful watercolour. All you need is a few simple supplies and a desire to learn. Join this fun class. We are all born artists. Instructor: Jim O’Haire. Supply list available at registration. Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am September 3 to November 5, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member
Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am November 12 to December 10, 5 classes $43 member, $48 non-member FUNdamentals of Drawing: Intermediate and Advanced Build on your drawing skills in this more advanced class. Instructor: Jim O’Haire. Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am September 4 to November 6, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am November 13 to December 11, 5 classes $43 member, $48 non-member FUNdamentals of Drawing: Beginner Opportunity to learn the basics of drawing. Good class to start if you have never taken a drawing class before. All you need to start: pencils, paper and a desire to learn. Instructor: Jim O’Haire. Wednesdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm September 4 to November 6, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member Wednesdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm November 13 to December 11, 5 classes $43 member, $48 non-member FUNdamentals of Watercolour: Intermediate and Advanced Build on your watercolour skills in this more advanced class. Instructor: Jim O’Haire. Fridays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am September 6 to November 8, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member Fridays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am November 15 to December 13, 5 classes $43 member, $48 non-member
Bridge Lessons – Beginner to Advanced Levels If you would like to learn to play the game of bridge or maybe you know how to play but would like to improve your game, contact the Seniors Centre for more information. Writing Your Family Stories Do you have a legacy or story to share with the next generation? Perhaps there is a part ofyour life to explore just for you. Maybe this is the time to give voice to those family or personal stories. Instructor Donna Mann is an award-winning author of historical and biographical fiction and non-fiction. No class October 14, November 11. Mondays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am September 9 to November 25, 10 classes $36 member, $45 non-member Conversational Italian for Beginners: ‘La Bella Lingua Romantica’ This course will be a basic, conversational Italian class with lots of basic phrases to learn and speak every day. Thanks to our volunteer instructor: Al Soligo. Pre-register. Wednesdays, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm September 11 to November 13, 10 classes $10 member, $20 non-member Deepen Your Practice with Acrylic and Mixed Media This course will appeal to painters of any level, from “brave beginners” to seasoned painters who wish to rekindle their relationship to their inner muse. Instructor Laurie Skantzos offers you an opportunity to explore, experiment and create with acrylic paint and a variety of mixed media and collage. Utilizing an assortment of “loosening up” exercises, she will assist you in finding your own, unique mark. Over six weeks, you will venture deeper into your painting process and
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develop your personal expression in a safe, non-judgmental and playful space. Laurie will provide lots of individual instruction and problem solving along with demonstrations of techniques throughout the course. Laurie has extensive teaching experience and is the resident artist at Elora Centre for the Arts. Supply list and detailed bio is available at registration. Highly recommended by previous students. Note: class is now three hours in length. Tuesdays, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm September 17 to October 22, 6 classes $128 member, $146 non-member Fit Minds: Brain Health Program An intellectual program that gives your cognitive skills a workout. Engage in stimulating activities to improve your brain health by participating in games and activities that will boost your mental process while having fun. Thanks to Chartwell Retirement Residences for sponsoring this program. No charge but please pre-register. Handouts and binder provided. Thursdays, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm September 19 to November 7 No charge Interactive & Fun Beginner Spanish Lessons: Level 1 NEW Learn common phrases, basic grammar, and conversational skills for Latin America and Spain. Instructor Joanna Walker is a qualified Ontario teacher who holds an Advanced Spanish Level Diploma from the DELE Cervantes Institute of Spain.She has taught over 100 new language-learners to date. Topics include: basic greetings, introducing yourself, appropriate responses, numbers, asking and following directions, common vocabulary for tourist areas, and much more. Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm September 19 to October 24,
6 classes $120 member, $130 non-member Interactive & Fun Beginner Spanish Lessons: Level 2 NEW Build on your Spanish language skills. Instructor: Joanna Walker. See bio in above description. Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm October 31 to December 5, 6 classes $120 member, $130 non-member Music Appreciation Courses A time to learn and share the enjoyment of music in our lives. To understand how it comforts, heals, and gives us joy. Explore the many aspects of music with these topics: the language of emotions, art of listening, imagery, musical terms, the human voice, natural sound, song, instruments and rhythm. There will be discussions and listening to recordings. All music lovers are welcome. Instructor: Anne Thomson-King. 1) Nostalgic Music of the 20s, 30s and 40s The time between the World Wars gave us music that helped us to escape, to dream and to enjoy life. It was the beginning of jazz, swing, big band and musicals. Composers like Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern and many others, led the way. Listen to these fabulous recordings and explore their enduring memories. Thursdays, 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm September 26 to October 24, 5 classes $56.50 member, $68 non-member 2) The Music of Christmas This is the time of year when we celebrate the season of light, love, peace and goodwill. We come together to share our food, our
stories, our music. Maybe you can add some new pieces to your family tradition. Come and listen to music from the Nutcracker, The Messiah, choral music and jazz and discover why it sets our mood for this festive time. No class November. 21. Thursdays, 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm November 7 to December 12, 5 classes $56.50 member, $68 non-member TEACH Program The TEACH program assists family care partners with the practical and emotional challenges of supporting those living with dementia. This four week support group focuses on self-care, system navigation, the changing relationship and planning for the future. Program is held at VPSC and pre-registration is required. Contact Claire Brown at the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington 519.742.8518 ext. 4001. Wednesdays, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm October 9 to October 30, 4 classes Indian Cooking Workshops Join Deepti for cooking lessons to discover how to make a variety of Indian dishes. Learn about some of the most commonly used spices in Indian cooking. We will eat what we make. Bring an apron and containers for possible leftovers. All workshops held from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Each workshop fee: $20 member, $25 non-member. Held on the following Fridays: October 11: Indian Wraps or Paranthas (Indian stuffed roti) October 18: Vegetarian Dishes 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 age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Gain more confidence. Instructor: Susan Stamm, Certified Professional Driving Instructor. Cost includes workbook and Driver Improvement Certificate issued by Canadian Safety Council. Register at least one week in advance. Bring a bag lunch. Thursday, October 24 9:00 am to 2:00 pm $49 member, $58 non-member Play with Clay NEW Build your own personalized custom clay mug from scratch. Full instruction and guidance throughout. Sgrafitto style painting and sketching for the painting portion. All supplies included. Build and paint in the same visit. No experience necessary. Monday, October 28 10:00 am to 12:00 pm $25 member, $30 non-member Rubber Stamping and Card Making Workshop Beginner to advanced stampers will enjoy this fun, hands-on cardmaking workshop. Create your own personalized greeting cards and learn other crafty ideas. Bring scissors, glue stick and a $6 supply fee to class. Instructor: Joanne McTavish. Tuesday, November 26 9:30 am to 11:30 am $3 member, $5 non-member Exploring Oil and Cold Wax Medium This course will appeal to painters of any level, who wish to deepen or rekindle their relationship to their inner muse. Over two days, venture deeper into your painting process and develop your personal expression in a safe, non-judgmental and playful space. Demonstrations using oil and cold wax, along with
a variety of implements, will give you extra tools to assist you in your exploration. We will be layering, scraping back, using solvent reductions, adding pastels, stamps and stencils, and much more. Experimenting with a variety of tools such as brayers, clay modeling tools and “squeegies”, we will create beautifully rich surfaces. Instructor Laurie Skantzos has extensive teaching experience and is the resident artist at Elora Centre for the Arts. $20 supply fee to instructor at first class. Supplies to bring listed on receipt. Monday, December 16 & Tuesday, December 17 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, 2 classes $82 member, $94 non-member
SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS NOTE: Even though payment is not required ahead of time for the following seminars and workshops, please register or book an appointment in advance. Payment accepted at the door. How to Register Online for Victoria Park Senior Centre’s Programs Avoid the long line-ups on registration day and learn how to sign up for all of our programs, special events and bus trips online without leaving the comfort of your own home. Bring your own personal device (laptop, tablet, iPad, smartphone) and ensure you have your email account that you can access on the Internet. No charge. Two dates to choose from. Tuesday, August 13 at 9:30 am -orTuesday, December 10 at 9:30 am Games for the Brain Games for the Brain is an interactive program involving activities that use your small and large motor skills. Slow down the aging process with
these easy-to-do activities that you will learn and then take with you to do in your home, car or anywhere you go. Join Shannon from Heritage River Retirement Residence for fun brain stimulating sessions. Held the first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am. See dates below. September 4, October 2 November 6, December 4 Nutrition Hacks to Reduce Added Sugar Are you looking for ways to reduce your sugar intake? Curious about the different sources of sugar? Learn creative ideas on how to reduce the amount of sugar used in baking, how to read labels to help you make conscious choices and more. Your in-store dietitian will guide you through the aisles and offer insight to reduce added sugars, finishing off the tour with a tasting of some delicious snacks. Workshop involves light walking and spots are limited. Pre-register at the Senior Centre. Registered individuals will then meet the dietitian at the Customer Service Desk at Zehrs Fergus. Cost of workshop is partially covered by a grant. Friday, September 6 10:00 am to 11:00 am $6 member, $7 non-member Using Computers for Family History Research Nowadays, it is hard to imagine doing research without a computer, but many experienced genealogists were working on their family trees long before computers. Using computers can be challenging. This can be a barrier if you don’t know your way around the Windows 10 environment and basics of Internet searching. This workshop focuses on fundamentals of navigating Windows 10, demonstrates useful keyboard and mouse shortcuts, cut and paste techniques, file management and delves into how to use the various browsers and search engines.
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Explore Google searches and how to use some of the more in-depth search tools available through various genealogical websites. This will be a working session, so bring your laptop and mouse if you have one. Presented by Terry MonaxMaurice, DNA Special Interest Group Coordinator for the Wellington County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. No charge but donations to the Genealogical Society appreciated Monday, September 9 at 10:00 am By donation at the door Senior Rightsizing Thinking of downsizing and/or moving to a smaller residence? Preparation for a big move is most important. Learn how to deal with a lifetime of memories. Complete your transition smoothly by following a step-by-step process to make it less stressful. Presented by Cathy Mendler, of New Leaf Organizers. Thursday, September 12 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Enjoying our Winter Months Somewhere Else... When it’s bitter cold and snowy here and we are tucked in....the flowers are blooming, people are enjoying outdoor cafes and walking somewhere else! Now is the season of life that you have the time to cross places and experiences off your bucket list. Have an adventure! Do something new and different! Long stays, world cruises...so many options, what’s right for you? Think your insurance would make this escape option prohibitive? Get a free insurance quote to take away to compare and know exactly what your options are. Join Diane Cook, TPI Travel, a local Professional Travel Advisor for a fun and lively discussion. Wednesday, September 18 at 11:15 am $1 member, $3 non-member
Ask an Optometrist: Aging and Your Eye Health Learn about age related eye conditions and how to best prevent them. Topics covered: cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and dry eye syndrome. There will also be a question and answer period where Dr. Vanesh Kathiravelu, Optometrist from Fergus Optometry and Quality Assurance coach from the College of Optometrists of Ontario, will answer eye health questions. Thursday, September 19 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Solo Travel Travelling solo is a liberating experience. Enjoy an informative presentation on travelling solo by Vicki and Rosemary from Expedia Cruise Ship Centres. They will discuss what this entails, from short breaks to epic tours (and no single supplement charge). This presentation will be followed by time for your questions. Monday, September 23 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Lowering your Cholesterol Naturally 39% of Canadians have unhealthy levels of cholesterol – it does not have to be this way! Lowering your cholesterol naturally can be done in addition to your current cholesterol lowering medications so that it remains under control or as a preventive measure to avoid requiring medications. Learn with Dr. Nicole Bobala ND, Naturopathic Doctor at Shift Family Health Centre how you can improve your cholesterol status safely and naturally. Friday, September 27 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member
Living with Stroke Series Survivors and their families and anyone who is interested are welcome. Sessions facilitated with the support of local health care professionals. Presented by the Centre Wellington Stroke Recovery Community Program. No charge. All sessions held from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. See below for topics and dates. Making the Best of Your Recovery: Rural Health Navigation Friday, September 27 at 9:30 am Activities That Improve Right and Left Brain Functions for Fun Friday, October 25 at 9:30 am Planning Exercise During the Winter Months Friday, November 29 at 9:30 am Holiday Planning for Stroke Survivors Friday, December 20 at 9:30 am No Vacation for Victims Human Trafficking is not a new crime, but rather a combination of the worst types of crime that go relatively undetected if you don’t know what to look for. It is happening in the County of Wellington and City of Guelph and you can help stop it by using Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington. Language and content can be triggering. Presented by Sarah Bowers-Peters, Crime Stoppers. Thursday, October 3 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Travel Insurance 101 Have you had health concerns and wondered if you are still eligible to purchase travel insurance? Have you had friends or family purchase travel insurance and their claims were denied? Did you retire with a health plan and wonder if it’s enough coverage while travelling abroad? Do the proposed changes in OHIP have
you wondering how that will affect travelling? This informative session will address all these questions and more. Presented by Stacey Aarssen, Insurance Specialist, Path2Wealth Financial Solutions. Friday, October 4 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Meals Made Easy Workshop Pressed for time when it comes to meals? Not to worry - your in-store dietitian is here to help. Discover how to transform simple food staples into quick and easy meals. Become a better meal planner, eat more whole foods, learn more about cooking with a slow cooker and get your time back. Class will end with a speedy meal cooking demonstration and meal planning resources to take home. Workshop involves light walking and spots are limited. Pre-register at the Senior Centre. Registered individuals will then meet the dietitian at the Customer Service Desk at Zehrs Fergus. Cost of workshop is partially covered by a grant. Friday, October 4 10:00 am to 11:00 am $6 member, $7 non-member Play and Curiosity in Retirement Age doesn’t define how you spend your time and what you do to bring joy and fun into your life. This workshop will explore how play and curiosity keeps you young at heart. We will tour the value and benefits of play, travel, recreation and staying curious as you live life in your retirement years. You will leave the workshop with new ideas and insights encouraging you to just have fun and be curious. Co-facilitated by Jodi Murray, JEMCoaching and Diane Cook, TPI. Monday, October 7 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member
Heads up for Healthier Brains Look at how memory works and what is the latest in best practices for your memory. Consider the best ways to keep your brain healthy and strong! Learn about the difference between normal and abnormal forgetting. There will be a time for questions, and free resources are available. Presented by Robin Smart, Public Education Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. No charge but donations to the Alzheimer Society appreciated. Thursday, October 10 10:00 am to 11:00 am Hearing Screening Clinic The Canadian Hearing Society presents a free hearing screening clinic for older adults. Meet one-onone with Hearing Care Counsellor, Mary Young. Receive your results immediately. If you wear hearing aids, discuss questions about your current aids. Book your 30 minute appointment by calling the Seniors Centre. No charge. Friday, October 11 Appointments available: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm What to Expect... When You Never Expected! Are you an Executor, Power of Attorney, or Caregiver for a loved one? Have you already appointed someone for your own personal affairs? Do you know what conversations to have or action steps to take? This presentation will help you navigate through the overwhelming responsibility when working with a loved one’s affairs or care. Gain valuable insight and knowledge to prepare for what to expect and how to create an action plan. In this group discussion, we will share knowledge and experiences to help you begin the process of confident conversations and care-packages for your
own situation. Facilitator: Sheri Copplestone CFP®, CFDS, CEA® Confident Careplanners Inc. Thursday, October 17, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm $1 member, $3 non-member My Hearing is Not as Good as it Used to Be, Now What Do I Do? Join in a morning workshop to deal positively with changes in your hearing. Topics: dealing with hearing changes, hearing assessment, hearing aids, communication strategies, assistive living devices, community supports. Presented by Hearing Care Counsellor, Mary Young with the Canadian Hearing Society. Friday, October 18 9:00 am to 12:30 pm $1 member, $3 non-member Ancestry 101: Introduction into Ancestry Online Receive one-on-one instruction from Wellington County Archives staff on how to use Ancestry databases to research your own family tree. Session takes place in the Archives Reading Room at the Museum. Bring your own device or use our computers. Presented by Karen Wagner, Archivist, Wellington County Museum and Archives. No charge. Contact the Museum to book your appointment 519.846.0916 ext. 5225 or email@example.com. Appointments available: October 21, 22 or 23 Coin and Stamp Appraisal Clinic Many of us have stamp or coin collections put away in a box. Do you ever wonder about its value? Have it viewed and appraised. Book your 30 minute appointment prior to the clinic by calling the Centre. Thanks to volunteer Richard Stewart for running this clinic. Tuesday, October 22 $1 member, $3 non-member
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Sudoku Fun Want to learn how to do this puzzle that so many people seem to be doing these days? Maybe you cannot get beyond the easy or intermediate level? Learn tips to solve puzzles quickly, without mistakes. This puzzle is not mathbased: anyone can do it. Great for exercising the brain. Thanks to volunteer instructor Bud Fauteux. Friday, October 25 9:30 am to 11:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member -orFriday, December 13 9:30 am to 11:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Fraud Protection for Seniors This presentation is for seniors who want to learn how they can protect themselves against fraud. Topics covered: what fraud is and how it works, theft vs. fraud, identifying the signs of fraud and how to act on suspicions, top three scams, what information scammers want, five reasons seniors are vulnerable and why seniors are targeted, what to do if you are a victim of fraud, types of fraud and real-life examples. Presented by Vince Mayne, CPA, CGA, with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. Monday, October 28 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Who will speak for you, if you can’t speak for yourself? Advance Care Planning What does personal care include? What decisions might a Substitute Decision Maker be asked for? Who decides if you are capable or incapable? This interactive course is facilitated by Marsha Wolowich, 44 years nursing experience in critical care units, VON community nurse and nurse educator at Conestoga College, Hospital Educator and 11 years as Wellington County’s Palliative Care Consultant. Highly
recommended by previous participants. Thursdays, 10:00 am to 11:30 am October 31 & November 7, 2 classes $2 member, $6 non-member Anti-Inflammatory Eating Did you know that chronic inflammation can be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes? Many foods contain nutrients that have antiinflammatory properties that can reduce inflammation in the body. Join your in-store dietitian for this hands-on nutrition workshop. Broaden your experience with antiinflammatory foods by sampling a tasty recipe and take home helpful resources. This workshop involves light walking and spots are limited. Pre-register at the Senior Centre. Registered individuals will then meet the dietitian at the Customer Service Desk at Zehrs Fergus. Cost of workshop is partially covered by a grant. Friday, November 1 10:00 am to 11:00 am $6 member, $7 non-member Retire Right: Focusing on Personal and Financial Long-Term Welfare Planning for retirement whether you are considering retirement or are currently retired takes some thoughtful consideration and decision-making. This workshop focuses on both financial planning and lifestyle considerations. You will leave this workshop with new insights and concrete tips that will assist you as you move forward with your planning. Co-facilitated by Jodi Murray, JEMCoaching and Dean Dunbar, Freedom 55 Financial. Monday, November 4 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member
Funeral Alternatives Often people feel that the standard funeral doesn’t authentically represent the person. Come and learn about the options for alternatives to the standard funeral. Discuss green burials, direct cremation, what you can do with cremated remains, donating your body to science, celebration of life ceremonies, and receive resources in the area. Presented by Karry Sawatsky, End-of-Life Educator. Tuesday, November 5 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member I Am Concerned… Who is going to take care of you when you can no longer take care of yourself and where is the money going to come from? Do you know what the chances are in your lifetime of needing long term care? 70% of individuals 65 and over will require some type of long-term care. And long-term care assistance options are limited. One can rely on the government, family or friends, plan with insurance, or pretend it won’t happen and hope for the best. Find out what options are available to ensure your future is planned wisely. Presented by Stacey Aarssen, Insurance Specialist, Path2Wealth Financial Solutions. Thursday, November 14 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Wills, Powers of Attorneys and Living Wills Excellent opportunity to have your questions answered by a lawyer who drafts testamentary documents and administers estates. This participation-oriented seminar will focus on Wills, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills. Discuss strategies to minimize Estate Administration Tax (more commonly referred to as Probate Fees) and basic components of sound Estate
Planning. Your questions are encouraged throughout. Presented by Jennifer Trommelen-Jones, a lawyer with SV Law in Elora. Monday, November 18 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Cooking with Sherry and Rosie Join us for this delicious hands-on cooking class with volunteers Sherry and Rosie. Sample new recipes and flavours. Be sure to register ahead. Bring an apron. Tuesday, November 19 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member The Sublime, The Picturesque & The Beautiful: Gazing Through the Historical Tourist’s Eyes Have you ever gazed on jagged mountain peaks, glistening rivulets or rolling green hills, and been moved by them? Today we explore how tourists in the eighteenth century described such sites, and how they formulated three ideas, the sublime, the picturesque and the beautiful, to capture their qualities and convey their impact on viewers. Speaker Kevin James holds a PhD from Edinburgh University and is Associate Professor of Modern Scottish History at the University of Guelph, where his research and publications focus on tourism and travel history and comparative Irish and Scottish economic and social history. Wednesday, November 20 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Decluttering: Not sure where to begin? How many frying pans do you really need? The process of decluttering or downsizing is often an overwhelming task. We need to position our thoughts: you are not losing things but repurposing items for someone else to enjoy as much as you have. Living in
constant clutter is stressful and non-productive. Or maybe you just need to organize your cupboards or basement? Get tips on how to begin, where to sell or donate, keeping items out of landfill while helping others. Presented by Wendy Smith, SWOT Services. Friday, November 22 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Ethiopian Wildlife Chris Early has been privileged to be able to explore different habitats around the word in his quest to find, identify and watch different wildlife species and has shared these experiences with others to help get them connected to what our great planet has to offer. Hopefully this talk inspires you to explore your planet either far away or in your own backyard. Presented by Chris Earley, MSc (Environmental Biology), Interpretive Biologist at the Arboretum, University of Guelph. Monday, November 25 at 9:45 am $1 member, $3 non-member Genealogy 101: Introduction to Family History Resources A guide through the basic steps to getting started on your family tree whether local or international, using both print and online resources. Presented by Karen Wagner, Archivist from the Wellington County Museum and Archives. Monday, November 25 at 11:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Estate Planning – Are you an Executor or Power of Attorney? This session addresses best practices for estate administration by covering what it really means to be an Executor. Individuals are faced with the challenge as to who they should name as their executor, and what should be discussed as part of the estate plan. Find out what the fiduciary duties and risks are to
someone in this position, as well as discover some of the challenges one might face in estate administration. Presented by Debbie Stanley, Trust & Estate Consultant of Estate Transition Planners Canada. Thursday, November 28 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Don’t Let Age Define You Imagine waking up and being excited about your day. No matter what happens in your day you know it will be a good day. This workshop will explore tools and insights to help you build a life you are excited to live. You will leave with new ideas and energy. Co-facilitated by Jodi Murray, JEMCoaching and Kim Cusimano, PIN The People and Information Network. Monday, December 2 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member CPR, AED and First Aid Information Session This is a non-certification 90 minute CPR/AED Orientation for those who want an introduction or reintroduction to CPR and the use of an AED. Learn basic first aid such as assisting with medications, how to stop bleeding and signs and symptoms of a heart attack and stroke. Presented by Kristin Wood, training partner with the Canadian Red Cross. Receive an orientation card and a barrier device. Please pre-register. Cost of course is partially covered by a grant. Monday, December 9 10:00 am to 11:30 am $6 member, $7 non-member
SPECIAL EVENTS Peach Social Join us for our 17th Annual Peach Social fundraiser for Victoria Park Seniors Centre and have a peach of a day! Frozen homemade peach pies for sale. Stay for lunch and
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enjoy fresh baked peach pie or peach shortcake for dessert. Browse handcrafted items made by our Craft and Quilting Group, take home some delicious home baking or try your luck at the silent auction. Saturday, August 17 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Homemade Lunches & BBQs Lunch is served every Wednesday at 12:00 pm. On some Wednesdays, we host homemade fundraising lunches prepared by VPSC Program Committee volunteers. See dates below. Full menus listed in monthly calendar. $8 members, $9 nonmembers unless otherwise stated. Reservations recommended. Stay for one of the many afternoon drop-in activities after lunch. All proceeds support the Centre. Prices subject to change. August 28 Ham and Salad Plate September 11 Seniors Day $5 BBQ September 25 Homemade Lunch October 9 Thanksgiving Turkey $12 member, $14 non-member October 23 Octoberfest November 6 Cranberry Chicken $10 member, $12 non-member December 18 Christmas Roast Beef $12 member, $14 non-member Seniors Day $5 BBQ Lunch Celebrate National Seniors Day with us (a little bit early)! Join us for a delicious end-of-summer BBQ lunch. Thanks to Heritage River Retirement Residence for subsidizing the cost of the lunch. All welcome. Pre-register. Wednesday, September 11 at 12:00 pm $5 for everyone New Members’ Talk and Tours Discover new activities and opportunities at Victoria Park Seniors Centre to make the most of your retirement years. Meet other new members, volunteers and staff. Take a tour, enjoy refreshments and
learn about programs and services available to you. Sessions held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 10:00 am (excluding December). See dates below. Or contact the Centre to schedule a tour anytime. No charge. September 16, October 21 or November 18 Alzheimer Society Coffee-Break Fundraiser Week Victoria Park Seniors Centre is once again participating in the Annual Alzheimer’s Coffee Break Fundraiser, celebrated across Canada in September. Stop by the Seniors Centre during the week of September 16 for coffee and give a donation to the Alzheimer Society. All donations go to local Alzheimer’s programs and support services. September 16 to September 20 Fall Fling Dance to great live music performed by The Greytones at the Elora Legion. Dance the night away to the music of Elvis, Roy Orbison, Ricky Nelson, Garth Brooks, Patsy Cline and other country and pop artists from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s. Cash bar. Snacks available. All welcome. All proceeds go to Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Tickets available ahead at the Seniors Centre or at the door. Cash only. Friday, September 20 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Tickets: $10 Tan Jay Fashion Show See the new fall fashions from Tan Jay and Alia including regular, plus and petite sizes. Refreshments and door prizes included. Note early bird ticket deadline. We are looking for volunteers to model the clothes. All proceeds from this fundraising event support the Seniors Centre. Friday, September 27 at 1:30 pm $7 member, $8 non by Sept. 20 $8 member, $9 non-member after Sept. 20
Poker Walk: National Seniors Day Event Did you know October 1 is National Seniors Day in Canada? So, to get a jumpstart on celebrating, join in a fun Poker Walk. At five designated stops, receive a playing card. At the end of the walk we will see who has the best poker hand. No poker playing experience needed. Walking two kilometers on a pre-determined route led by our fitness instructor. Prizes! Walking poles available. Everyone can participate, even if you cannot go on the walk. No charge Please pre-register. Monday, September 30 at 10:30 am Drama Performance: “FANGS A LOT” It’s the last night of a European Tour and the tour group has been invited to a costumed gala at a local castle. The perfect end to a perfect holiday! So what could possibly go wrong? Nothing, unless the tour director takes you to the wrong castle. Even then it would not be a catastrophe unless, of course, you happen to be in TRANSYLVANIA. Join the VPSC Drama Club for their presentation of “FANGS A LOT”. Refreshments to follow the performance. Good will donation at the door. Friday, October 25 at 2:00 pm By donation at the door Fall Bazaar One-of-a-kind handmade craft items for sale, home baking and attic treasures. Lunch is served from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Free admission. Don’t miss this annual event which is a major fundraiser for the Seniors Centre. Organized by the Centre’s Craft and Quilting Group. Saturday, November 2 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Musical Remembrance Day Program Join us for a special musical Remembrance Day Program with the Centre’s Melody Makers. This talented group includes the choir, ukulele, bell ringers, guitar, drums and many other instruments. Enjoy refreshments after the show. Friday, November 8 at 1:30 pm By donation at the door
Annual General Meeting Find out what is happening at your Centre. All members are encouraged to attend. Includes: committee, financial and drop-in activity reports and the election of the Advisory Board. Note: All activities are cancelled at the Centre during this meeting. Thursday, November 21 at 2:00 pm
Deck the Halls! Help us decorate the Centre for Christmas – a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. We are looking for volunteers so let us know if you can help out. Friday, November 15 at 9:00 am
Christmas Dinner Enjoy a delicious homemade turkey dinner with all the trimmings (prepared by Morven and volunteers). Reception at 5:30 pm. Dinner served at 6:00 pm. Enjoy after dinner musical entertainment with Bluebird, singing quartet four-part a
at Victoria Park Seniors Centre Please call 519.846.9691 x278 • Program Committee This committee plans and organizes special event fundraisers for the Centre. Meets monthly on the first Monday of the month at 10:15 am. • Foot Care Clinic Assist the nurse with light administrative duties including phone calls, appointments, handling cash, receipts, greeting clients.
• Kitchen Servers Set up for Wednesday lunch, serve and clean up. Includes complimentary lunch. Rotating schedule. • Special Events Volunteers needed to help with food preparation, planning and organization, set up and clean up. • Cooking for a Crowd Need volunteers on Tuesday mornings who love to cook or help with food prep for our Wednesday fundraising lunches. • Dishwashers For Wednesday lunches on a rotating schedule. Includes complimentary lunch.
cappella harmony in the barbershop style. Limited seating. Purchase tickets early. Thanks to the Centre’s Program Committee for organizing this annual festive event. Friday, December 6 $20 member, $25 non-member Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long Get into the holiday spirit! Join us for an afternoon of festive Christmas carols, led by the Centre’s Melody Makers Choir. Request your favourite Christmas carols. Enjoy hot cranberry punch and Christmas refreshments. All welcome. Monday, December 9 at 1:30 pm By donation at the door
• Thursday Euchre Convenor Needed Thursday evenings to convene weekly drop-in group • Reception Needed Thursday mornings • VPSC Advisory Board Executive Positions available January 2020 for a three year term by election or acclamation at the November Annual General Meeting. This Advisory Board represents the membership and advises on issues relating to the Seniors Centre and is comprised of 7 volunteer members and one representative from Township Council. Positions are chosen annually following the AGM.
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Adult Fees: 1 month .............. $53.65 6 months ...........$287.40 3 months ...........$160.75 1 year ................ $398.40 NEW! 1 year Weight Room and Swim Pass....$557.80
Senior and Students Fees: 1 month ..............$44.90 6 months ...........$243.00 3 months ..........$135.40 1 year .................$331.25 NEW! 1 year Weight Room and Swim Pass....$463.75
Hours: Sunday - Friday: 6:00 am to 10:30 pm Saturday: 6:00 am to 9:00 pm
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519.846.9691 x 326 Centre Wellington has many people that use our facilities and programs but there are still many that aren’t able to afford it. Recreational activities are beneﬁcial to the bodies and minds of our community, youth and families. Our public skates are being held at both facilities: Elora Community Centre (ECC) Saturday 2:00-3:00pm Sunday 1:00-2:00pm Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex (CWCS) Saturday 2:30-3:30pm Sunday 4:30-5:30pm
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Skating Programs: $3.00/skater, Family of 4 $10.25, Extra skater $1.00. Book of 10 tickets: Skating $25.50 Shinny Programs $5.00 Book of 10 tickets $46.00 Ice Rentals: Call 519.846.9691 x260 for availability
Public Skating Adult/Senior Skating
Participating sponsors receive advertising within the ECC and CWCS: • Your name will be on the skating posters and schedule includes digital, online, and print advertising. • Discounts available for organizations sponsoring multiple public skates
Elora Community Sportsplex Free Admission
PUBLIC SKATING IS FREE OF CHARGE for the 2019/2020 Ice Season.
C.W. Community Sportsplex
Sat. 2:00-3:00 PM
Sat. 2:30-3:30 PM
Sun. 1:00-2:00 PM
Sun. 4:30-5:30 PM
Mon. & Wed. 1:00-2:00 PM
Tues. 1:00-2:00 PM
Thurs. 12:00-1:00 PM
Thurs. 11:00-12:00 PM
Wed. 12:00-1:00 PM
Home School Skating
Mon. (Pad B) 2:00-3:00 PM
Home School Shinny
Mon. (Pad A) 2:00-3:00 PM
Adult Shinny Hockey
Mon. & Wed. 12:00-1:00 PM
Ladies Shinny Hockey
Mon. 9:30-10:30 AM
Fri. 12:00-1:00 PM
Senior Shinny Hockey
Wed. 9:30-10:30 AM
Mon. 10:00-11:00 AM
65+ Senior Shinny
Tues. 11:00-12:00 PM
Tues. & Thurs. 12:00-1:00 PM
Fri. 10:30-11:30 AM Parent & Tot Skating
Tots are ages 6 and under Free Admission
Mon. & Wed.
Tues. 10:00-11:00 AM & 2:00-3:00 PM
11:10-11:50 AM & 2:00-3:00 PM
Thurs. 10:00-11:00 AM Fri. 11:10-11:50 AM
Tots are ages 6 and under Free Admission
Figure Skating Shinny
Mon. & Wed. 10:30-11:10 AM
Tues. & Thurs. 9:00-10:00 AM Fri. 10:30-11:10 AM Mon. 12:00-1:00 PM
RULES & REGULATIONS: Public Skating: All public skates are free of charge this year, please support our generous sponsors. Skate aids may be used in designated spaces during public skating. Tot Shinny: Sticks and pucks are allowed on the ice only during Tot Shinny. Adult & Tot Skating: Skate aids and strollers are allowed on the ice. No hockey sticks are allowed.
A guide to Centre Wellington's sports and leisure activities. Featuring programs offered at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex, Victoria Senio...
Published on Aug 7, 2019
A guide to Centre Wellington's sports and leisure activities. Featuring programs offered at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex, Victoria Senio...