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

CO M M U N I T Y G U I D E

WINTER 2018/19 PROGRAM REGISTRATION WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

HONOURING

TERRY CONROY’S

RETIREMENT CENTRE WELLINGTON MINOR HOCKEY VOLUNTEER FOR 35+ YEARS

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Winter Contents

Centre Wellington Community Guide Winter Edition 2018/19

COMMUNITY: Community Contact List Centre Wellington Events Honouring Terry Conroy (cover story)

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REGISTRATION: Register Online How to Register Registration Form AQUATICS: Admission Prices General Pool Information Swimming Supervision Requirements Swim Descriptions Pool Swim Schedules Winter 2019 Schedule December Holiday Pool Swim Schedule Aquafit Swimming Lessons Swimming Preschool Red Cross Swim Kids (Ages 5-13) Additional Aquatics Programs Swimming Lessons Schedule (Winter 2018/19) Introductory Lifesaving Courses Advanced Leadership Lifesaving & Swimming Instructor Courses Employment Opportunities

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FITNESS: Fitness Classes Weight Room

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THEATRE: Fergus Grand Theatre

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ADULT/SENIORS: Victoria Park Seniors Centre Programs

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Purchasing a dog tag is every dog owners RESPONSIBILITY Every dog owner within the Township of Centre Wellington is required to obtain a dog tag by April 30, 2019 or within fifteen (15) days of becoming a dog owner. Each tag costs $40 if purchased before April 30, 2019 after May 1, 2019 the cost will be $50 each Purchasing a dog tag provides identification and safe return of your pet if they become lost. It also demonstrates caring and responsible dog ownership. Tags can be purchased online: centrewellington.ca/dogtag or in person at the Township Office 1 MacDonald Square, Elora The Off-Leash Dog Park on Glengarry Crescent in the north end of Fergus offers a beautiful, natural setting where dogs can interact freely, get quality exercise running off-leash, and develop their social skills. Park operations are fully funded by the Township of Centre Wellington. Dog owners, both Centre Wellington residents and those visiting the area, are welcome to use the park. Please clean up after your pets to keep our parks and streets clean. If your pet is missing or you have found a lost dog please contact the Guelph Humane Society at 519.824.3091

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Community CONTACTS Help

Ambulance 843.5909 Animal Control, Guelph Humane Society 824.3091 Centre Wellington Hydro 843.2900 Centre Wellington Township Office 846.9691 Crime Stoppers 1.800.222.8477 Distress Centre Well/Dufferin 1.888.821.3760 Fire – Admin. and Public Safety 843.1950 Groves Hospital Volunteer Assoc. 843.2010 Groves Memorial Hospital 843.2010 Health Unit, Wellington/Dufferin/Guelph 846.2715 Highway Info (Winter) 1.888.638.9899 Hydro Emergency in Fergus & Elora 827.8588 or 827.8589 Kid’s Help Line 1.800.668.6868 Madd Wellington County Chapter 515.0623 O.P.P – 24 hrs 1.888.310.1122 O.P.P Admin 856.1506 Poison Information 1.800.268.9017 Rural Women’s Support Programme 843.6834 Sewer Emergency 1.888.886.9281 St. John Ambulance, Les Morrison 846.8704 The Door Youth Centre 787.9025 Wellington/Dufferin/Guelph Public Health 1.800.265.7293

General Info

B.I.A Office, Elora B.I.A Office, Fergus CW Chamber of Commerce Centre for Environmental Excellence CW Community Sportsplex – Fergus Elora Information Centre Elora Community Centre Fergus Information Centre Post Office, Elora Post Office, Fergus Wellington Cty Library, Elora Branch Wellington Cty Library, Fergus Branch Wellington Cty Library Aboyne Branch

Arts and Culture

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

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Elora Comm. Theatre, Deb Stanson 496.6481 Elora Festival and Singers 846.0331 Elora and Salem Horticulture, Dudley Foster 824.7867 Elora Writers Festival. Roxanne Beales 843.4391 Fergus Brass Band, Jean Trask 846.5130 Fall Fair Board, Wendy Wittaker 856.9621 Fergus Grand Theater 846.9691 x200 Fergus Horticultural, Kathy Bouma 843.7703 Fergus Pipe Band, Jean Trask 846.5130 Fergus Scottish Festival 787.0099 Glee Musical Theater, Anne Thomson-King 787.0245 Grand Celtic Pipe Band, C. MacDonald 787.0191 Grinder Productions, Eric Goudie 843.7942 Kindermusik 843.3517 Music for Young Children 843.3517 Neighbour Woods, Toni Ellis 846.0841 On the Spot Production, David Tanner, L.Bailey 843.2288 Performance Studios 843.3517 Puppets Elora, Annerose Schmidt 846.8123 Village Idiot Productions 846.9336 Vision Theater Productions 787.2324 Volunteer Centre of Guelph and Wellington 822.0912 Wellington County Museum and Archives 846.0916

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

787.7082 341.4658 843.3880 823.8893 846.0556 843.7703 846.9698

Belwood Car Club, Laurie Bullock 416.453.8627 Belwood Hall (for bookings) 846.9691 x326 Belwood Lions Club, L. Vinette 787.2137 Bridge Club, Don McNiven 843.1361 Brownies, Sparks, Fergus, M. Skerritt 846.0328 Brownies, Sparks, Elora, Catty Bruder 763.2199 CW Kinettes, Mary Lloyd 843.1314 Centre Wellington Women’s Events Comm 843.6834 Elora Lions Club, John Morris 846.5366 Fergus Camera Club, C. Miller 846.5549 Fergus and District Kinsmen, Bruce Lloyd 843.4852 Fergus Lions Club, Joe Brooks 843.3977 Grandmothers of the Grand 787.8065 G.R.C.A., Belwood, Derek Strub 843.2979 G.R.C.A., Elora, Dan Morden 846.9742 Girl Guides, Elora, Cindy Robinson 846.2627 Guides, Pathfinders, M Skerritt 846.0328 Masonic Lodge, Elora, Chris Brown 787.0554 Masonic Lodge, Fergus, Mike Blazek 843.7685 Mercer Masonic Lodge, David Chance 843.4224 Optimist Club of CW, G. Bailey 843.2554 Optimist Club, Elora, Shirley Giesel 846.9480 Opti-Mrs., Rose Shaw 843.4192

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

Support Services

Big Brothers and Sister of Centre Wellington 787.0106 Block Parents, Elora – call OPP Block Parents, Fergus – call OPP Cancer Society Support Services 939.3333 C.W. Community Foundations, R.Soucy 1.888.713.4083 Centre Wellington Food Bank 787.1401 Community Resources of N. and C. Wellington 843.7000 Community Mental Health 843.6191 Continuing Education 836.7280 Family and Children Services 824.2410 Hospice Wellington 836.3921 Meals on Wheels 323.2330 Senior Transit, Brian Bielby 843.5662 Senior Transit, Bus Rental 843.1711 Stroke Recovery Canada, Barbara Moore 1.866.380.0758 x263 Welcome Wagon, Rita Olejko 226.500.0799

Dance Instruction

Blue Bonnet Lassies Highland Dance Belly Dancing by Voula Celtic Thunder, Irish Dance Clickin Country Cloggers, S. Patterson Elora Grand Squares Fergus/Elora Academy of Dance DD Ballroom Dance Group, D. Dube Grand River Dance Academy M. Matthews Highland Dance Move with Grace Dance Studio Stage Presence Tilt Your Kilt Highland Dance

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827.8143 830.6583 787.0096 823.5625 843.1986 846.6666 846.8806 843.5040 843.5078 843.6741 731.3932 787.4602

Sports and Leisure

Badminton Club, Ross Langlands 843.3246 Baton Club, Krista DiStasi 994.0639 Basketball (men’s) Doug Warran 846.1063 Basketball-CW Celtics, Blake Cudmore 787.2963 Beach Volleyball, Tom Woods 846.2474 Bears Cheerleading 226.971.1614 Belwood Sailing Club, Margaret Hull 821.9972 Bushido Martial Arts, S. Champagne 993.6367 C.W. Ball Hockey, J. Ranahan 994.0500 C.W. Martial Arts Academy, C. Mulligan 843.6580 Curling Club, Elora 846.0440 Curling Club, Fergus 843.2641 Cycling Club, Nick Bachinski 787.0441 Fergus Model Flyers 829.3809 Fergus Tennis Club 787.7003 Field Lacrosse, Ben Hayne 846.5648 Fitness Kickboxing Fergus, J. Watson 837.5904 Football, Chris Brown 787.0554 Friends of the Grand, L. McGratton 843.3102 G.R. Girls Hockey, Mindy Ferguson 835-0234 In-door Soccer 843.3360 In-Line Hockey, Mike D’Areni 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 846.8113 Racquets Club 846.9910 Ringette, Joe Bowley 994.1137 Rugby Club, Joe Bowley 994.1137 Skating Club, Fergus, Evelyn Brown 787.0567 Snowmobile Club Inc, Angela Ackroyd 846.8417 Soccer, F.E.D.S. Chris Slack 843.3360 Special Olympics, Ron Heiple 822.3192 Synchronized Skating, Krista Frazer 843.4498 Swim Team, Angela Klein 787.2122

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

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Community EVENTS December 9

Elora Apothecary Pharmasave Public Skating Sponsorship, 1 to 2pm Elora Community Centre

December 16

Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, Sponsor: Hollie Sowinski, Remax CW Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

December 18

Blood Donor Clinic, 2pm CW Sportsplex Hall www.blood.ca

December 18 to 19 Festival of Carols St. John’s Church, Elora www.elorasingers.ca

December 27

Tim Horton’s FREE Holiday Skate, 1pm Elora Community Centre

December 27

Tim Horton’s FREE Holiday Skate, 1pm CW Sportsplex – Pad A

December 28

Tim Horton’s FREE Holiday Skate, 1pm Elora Community Centre

December 30

Tim Horton’s FREE Holiday Skate, 1pm Elora Community Centre

December 30

Tim Horton’s FREE Holiday Skate, 4:30pm CW Sportsplex, Pad B

December 31

Tim Horton’s FREE Holiday Skate, 1pm Elora Community Centre

December 31

Tim Horton’s FREE Holiday Skate, 1pm CW Sportsplex, Pad A

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

January 2

Tim Horton’s FREE Holiday Skate, 1pm Elora Community Centre

January 2

Tim Horton’s FREE Holiday Skate, 1pm CW Sportsplex – Pad A

January 3

Tim Horton’s FREE Holiday Skate, 1pm Elora Community Centre

January 3

Tim Horton’s FREE Holiday Skate, 1pm CW Sportsplex – Pad A

January 3

Blood Donor Clinic, 2pm Elora Community Hall www.blood.ca

January 19

Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, Sponsor: Hollie Sowinski, Remax CW Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

January 26

Take it Easy: The Story of the Eagles, 8pm www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

January 29

Blood Donor Clinic, CW Sportsplex Hall www.blood.ca

February 2

Chaplin vs. Keaton vs. Lloyd “Silent Movie Concert”, 8pm www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

February 2

January 4

Tim Horton’s FREE Holiday Skate, 1pm Elora Community Centre

Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, Sponsor: Newdon Industries C.W Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

January 4

February 8 to 17

Tim Horton’s FREE Holiday Skate, 1pm CW Sportsplex – Pad A

The Dining Room www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

January 5

February 8 to 10

Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, Sponsor: Newdon Industries C.W. Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

January 6

Tim Horton’s FREE Holiday Skate, 4:30pm CW Sportsplex, Pad B

January 12

Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, Sponsor: Tim Horton’s CW Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

January 18

American Graffiti, 8pm www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

Elora Rock Tournament Elora Community Centre

February 9

Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids Sponsor: Tim Horton’s CW Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

February 16

Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, sponsor: Hollie Sowinski, Remax CW. Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

February 18

Family Day Activities CW Community Sportsplex, Elora Community Centre www.centrewellington.ca

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February 22

Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings, 8pm www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

February 26 Blood Donor Clinic CW Sportsplex Hall www.blood.ca

March 1

The Outside Track, with Melissa Payne, 8pm www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

March 2

Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, sponsor: Newdon Industries CW Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

March 9

Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids Sponsor: Tim Horton’s CW Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

March 11 to 15

March Break Mania CW Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

March 16

Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, sponsor: Hollie Sowinski, Remax CW Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

March 16

Rock Around the Clock, 8pm www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

March 22

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

March 22

CCR Bootleg, 8pm www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

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March 23

April 20

March 26

April 25

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

Blood Donor Clinic CW Sportsplex Hall www.blood.ca

March 30

Free Public Swim for the first 40 kids, Sponsor: Tim Horton’s CW Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, Sponsor: Hollie Sowinski, Remax CW Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

Coig, 8pm www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

April 27

Jersey Seasons, 8pm www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

March 30

We Walk the Line: A Tribute to Johnny Cash, 8pm www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

March 31

Fergus Skating Club Ice Show, 12pm to 4pm CW Community Sportsplex www.fergussc.uplifterinc.com

April 6

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

April 12 to 14

Guelph & District Kennel Club Dog Show – CW Community Sportsplex www.ckc.ca

April 13

Free Public Swim for the first 40 kids, Sponsor: Tim Horton’s CW Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca

April 13

Ladies Night CW Community Sportsplex www.ralphbasset.com

April 13 and 14

Elora Antique Show & Sale Elora Community Centre www.antiqueshowcanada.com

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Family Day Elora Community Centre 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm FREE Public Skating

Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex 11:00 am - 1:00 pm FREE Public Skating

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Free Zumba Kids

Generously sponsored by VanGrootheest Team Century 21 Excalibur Realty Ltd.

Generously sponsored by Sarah Schleen

1:00-2:00 pm FREE Family Swim

Generously sponsored by Home Smart, Re/Max

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm FREE Public Skating

UPDATE Generously sponsored by Fergus Opti-Mrs

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm FREE Public Skating Generously sponsored by The Farquharson Team. Re/Max

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HONOURING TERRY CONROY’S RETIREMENT CENTRE WELLINGTON MINOR HOCKEY VOLUNTEER FOR 35+ YEARS Terry Conroy has been a volunteer with the Centre Wellington Minor Hockey Association (CWMHA) and, prior to amalgamation, the Elora Minor Hockey Association for over 40 years. Terry walked through the doors of the new Elora Community Centre in the mid 1970’s with his two young sons and has been a valued volunteer ever since. Terry started in roles as League Convenor for the Hub League, Rep. Scheduler and Tournament Organizer in Elora. Terry helped with the amalgamation of Elora Minor Hockey and Fergus Minor Hockey into what is now known as Centre Wellington Minor Hockey. In more recent years, Terry was the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) centre contact for CWMHA looking after rostering processes, travel permits, coach’s clinics, game sheets, rule changes, etc.

Terry was often found at either the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex or the Elora Community Centre watching our young hockey stars of tomorrow playing Terry’s favourite game - HOCKEY. Terry has been the recipient of many service awards as part of CWMHA and Elora Minor Hockey. Locally, Terry has been recognized and honored with the Don Carter Award (2012) and the Peter Machin Award (2006). Those awards recognized his contribution and continued help to promote hockey in our community. In 2010 he was recognized by the Tri-County Hockey League and awarded the Honour Award for his contributions to hockey at the Tri-County League level. In 2015 Terry was recognized and honoured with the CWMHA Honorary Lifetime Membership which is only

granted to an individual who has rendered extraordinary and distinguished service to CWMHA. Terry is the only recipient of this award in the association’s history. In 2016 Terry was awarded the Patricia Hartley Award from the Ontario Minor Hockey Association. This award is presented annually to 1 person in Ontario and reflects the achievements of a local executive board member towards the efficient operations of an association and the betterment of hockey. Terry has been a mentor to the CWMHA executive and his role has been vital. He has a wealth of hockey knowledge and is highly respected within our community. The CWMHA is truly appreciative of the time Terry has given to the organization and we are happy to recognize this contribution.

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Township of Centre Wellington HOW TO REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS Registration Policies REGISTRATION BEGINS DECEMBER 12

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

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

Completing your registration form: Please complete the form in its entirety. If your program identifies other days or times that may be alternatives for you, enter them as your second choices. This will avoid delays in processing if your first choice is full. All registrations will be processed on a first come first serve basis. Registrations that are dropped off in person, emailed or faxed before registration starts will be processed at the end of the first day of registration. Payment Fees: We accept cheques, money orders, cash, debit, Visa or Master Card. We have calculated the HST and included it in our fees where applicable. There is a $45.00 fee for NSF cheques and credit card payments. Please note: Registrations and bookings will not be accepted on those accounts that have an outstanding balance. No post dated cheques are accepted. Program Cancellations: Register early to avoid disappointment. Delayed registration may result in program cancellation. If your class

is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you may transfer to another program, subject to availability, or receive a full refund. Refunds: 1. A full refund will be issued for all courses cancelled by the Township. 2. Request for refunds must be received 1 week prior to program start date. 3. No refunds will be issued within 1 week of the program start date. 4. No refunds will be issued for senior’s bus trips. 5. Transfers will be accepted prior to 3rd class. No transfers will take place beyond the 3rd class 6. A $20 administration fee will be applied to refunds requested. Disclaimer: Precautions have been taken to ensure correct information, however, if an error occurs with pricing in this book, our registration system will be taken as the correct fee.

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

Adult First Name: Apt#

Address City

Registration Form

Postal Code

Home Phone #

Email

Cell Phone #

Bus. Phone #

Participant Medical Conditions

Emergency Contact Name

Home Phone #

Cell Phone #

Relationship

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

Start Date

Time

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Start Date

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2. PARTICIPANT Last Name

First Name

Program Name

Start Date

Time

Fee

Program Name

Start Date

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3. PARTICIPANT Last Name

First Name

Program Name

Start Date

Time

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Program Name

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PART D: Waiver

Birth Date mm/dd/yr

Birth Date mm/dd/yr

Sex M/F

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PART E: Method of Payment

Disclaimer:

Personal Information providedMasterCard on this form isVisa collected Cheque Debit by the Township of Centre Wellington under the authority I, _________________________________________________ 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 $45 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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AQUATICS

Swimming Admittance Swim Admission Prices: Aquafit Admission Prices: Infant (up to 12 months): FREE Child (1-5 years) One Time: $2.30 10 Swim Tickets: $16.85 Youth (6-17 years) One Time: $3.35 10 Swim Tickets: $27.80 Adult (18-55 years) One Time: $4.85 10 Swim Tickets: $41.35 Senior (55 + years) One Time: $4.45 10 Swim Tickets: $34.65 Family (max 4 people, additional members $1.50) One Time: $10.20 10 Swim Tickets: $91.80

Swim Membership: Adult (18-55 years) 3 Months: $155.30 6 Months: $277.70 One Year: $384.95 Senior (55 + years) 3 Months: $130.80 6 Months: $234.80 One Year: $320.05 Family Swim Pass One Year: $402.75 (2 adults, 4 children) Valid for all Swims (Lane, Public, Family, Adult Leisure, Special Needs and Parent & Tot, swims.

Adult (18-55 years) One Time: $7.85 10 Tickets Pass: $72.75 Senior (55 + years) One Time: $7.05 10 Tickets: $65.00

Aquafit Membership: Adult (18-55 years) 3 Months: $220.20 6 Months: $369.55 One Year: $650.55 Senior (55 + years) 3 Months: $190.05 6 Months: $302.10 One Year: $562.35 Fees include HST. Patrons with a Swim or Aquafit Membership receive a 3 month locker rental FREE. (Deposit still applies) Please note lockers are available to rent on a monthly basis. A $20 refundable deposit is required. Lockers are $5.35/ month. Memberships can be purchased for shorter time frames, (1, 2, 3, 4 month periods). Please inquire at the Sportsplex for costs. *Get both a swim and weight room membership to save 20% on a 1 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.

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.

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AQUATICS

General Pool Information Family Swim Passes The Township offers an annual Family Swim Pass that is valid for all drop in swims (lane, public, family, adult leisure, special needs, parent and tot); the cost is $402.75 per year. This pass can be used for two adults and up to four children. We offer numerous other passes for adults and seniors for a variety of programs as well. Please call 519.846.9691 x 903 for more information. Feeding Your Children Before Swimming Children may experience nausea while swimming after eating a large meal. Please give your child ample time to digest his or her food before swimming. Please do not feed your child a large meal just prior to swimming. 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.

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Personal Assistant for Leisure Activities (PAL) Card A “PAL” card is available to people with a disability who require assistance to attend Township of Centre Wellington Recreation programs. The “PAL” card is issued to the person with the disability and allows him or her to be accompanied by a friend, relative, support worker, etc., as their support person who participates as an attendant at no additional cost. A support person can be a different person each time but he/she will help the person with a disability with tasks related to communication, mobility, personal care or medical needs, or with access to goods or services. We will continue to admit caregivers volunteering their time to help a person with special needs to our programs free of charge. If you would like to apply for a PAL card to use in neighboring municipalities an application form is available to fill out. Application forms are available from the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave, Fergus ON N1M 3T9, or by contacting Community Services at 519.846.9691 ext 321. Please note there are certain eligibility requirements that must be met to obtain a PAL Card. 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 4:00pm-5:00 p.m. Please call the Supervisor of Aquatic Services at 519.846.9691 x 321 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.

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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

Swim Test Cards

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+)

1:2 or

1:2

LIFEJACKETS

1:4

Yellow Wristbands

Green Wristbands

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+)

1:2

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.

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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.

Patrons that have successfully completed the swim test will receive a “Swim Test Card�. Upon future visits to the facility children can present the swim test card to reception staff when paying for the 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.

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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. 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.

Schedule Changes: Tuesday January 15th and Tuesday February 5th the Aquatic Facility will be closed from 12:00-3:30pm. On Wednesday February 6th the Aquatic Centre will be closed from 1:00-3:30pm December Holiday Schedule: Please see the separate schedule for Swimming hours between December 22 to January 4. Holiday Hours: Monday February 18th (Family Day)

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Parent and Tot Swim Parents or caregivers can come and swim with their children in our leisure pool (the slide does not run). Children are to be accompanied by an adult. These swims are combined with our Special Needs Swims. Please note, during some morning swims the 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.

Special Needs Swim Adults, seniors, and children are welcome. Any caregiver voluntering 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 11-12:55pm. Therapy Swim All three pools are available for you to do your own self-guided therapeutic exercises Check out our Movement Enhancement, Arthritis and Rehabilatation Aquafit programs for instructed classes.

Please Make Note of These Additional Schedule Changes: School Board PA Days: Friday April 5, the afternoon Adult Leisure, Parent and Tot Swim (2:003:30pm) will be combined with a Public Swim. The slide will be closed. March Break Schedule: Monday March 11th - Friday March 15th there are daily public swims from 2:00-3:55pm. The waterslide will close at 3:00pm. The Adult Leisure swim will be offered from 2:00-3:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 10:45-11:45am on Wednesday and Thursday.

Hollie Sowinski Remax Swims: On the third Saturday of each month the first 40 children and youth will be admitted free of charge to the 2:00-3:55pm public swim, courtesy of Hollie Sowinski. (February 16, March 16, April 20) Newdon Public Swims: On the first Saturday of each month the first 40 children and youth will be admitted free of charge to the 2:00-3:55pm public swim, courtesy of Newdon Industries ltd. (February 2, March 2, April 6)

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Pool Swim Schedule 2019 These swim times will be in effect from Saturday February 2 through Sunday April 14. Our admission policy is in effect for all swims.

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For Lane Swims in Bold, the pool is shared with other programs. At least 1 lane will be available for swimming lengths.

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For Public Swims in BOLD, the waterslide will close at 3:00pm. The area at the bottom of the slide will be available for swimming.

Monday Whirl Pool

Lane Swim

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

Tuesday

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

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 8:00-9:30 PM

Thursday

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

9:30-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM

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

8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM

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

8:00-9:30 PM

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

10:45-11:45 AM

10:45-11:45 AM

9:45-10:45 AM

9:45-10:45 AM

10:45-11:45 AM 9:45-10:45 AM

Wednesday

9:45-10:45 AM

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

Friday

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

10:00-12:00 PM

2:00-3:30 PM

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

11:00-12:55 AM 5:00-7:55 PM

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

10:45-11:45 AM 2:00-3:30 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

Family Swim Special Needs Swim Therapy Swim

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

10:00-12:00 PM

2:00-3:30 PM

2:00-3:30 PM

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Winter 2018/19

December Holiday Pool Swim Schedule December 22 to January 4, 2019

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Sunday

Our admission policy is in effect for all swims. Please make note of the additional schedule changes.

Saturday, December 22 11:45-3:55 PM

11:45-3:55 PM

Whirl Pool

11:45-3:55 PM

Lane Swim

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

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

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

2:00-3:55 PM

Parent & Tot 11:45-1:00 PM Family Swim

1:00-2:00 PM

Thursday, December 27 Whirl Pool

9:30-10:00 AM 10:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 2:00-3:55 PM

Lane Swim 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 2:00-3:55 PM Public Swim 2:00-3:55 PM Parent & Tot 11:00-1:00 PM Adult 10:45-11:45 PM Leisure Swim Special Needs Swim

11:00-1:00PM

Special 11:45-1:00 PM Needs Swim Friday, December 28 Sunday, December 23

2:00-3:55 PM

2:00-3:55 PM

11:45-12:55 PM

11:45-12:55 PM

Whirl Pool

11:45-3:55 PM

Lane Swim

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

Public Swim

2:00-3:55 PM

Whirl Pool

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

Lane Swim

6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM

Parent & Tot 11:45-1:00 PM Family Swim 1:00-3:55 PM

1:00-3:55 PM

11:45-12:55 PM

11:45-12:55 PM

1:00-2:00 PM

Special 11:45-1:00 PM Needs Swim December 24 - 26 Closed

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

11:00-1:00PM

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December Holiday Pool Swim Schedule December 22 to January 4, 2019 Saturday, December 29 Whirl Pool

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

Lane Swim

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

Public Swim

2:00-3:55 PM

Tuesday, January 1 Closed

Whirl Pool

1:00-2:00 PM

Special 11:45-1:00 PM Needs Swim Lane Swim Sunday, December 30 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM

Whirl Pool

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

Lane Swim Public Swim

2:00-3:55 PM

Parent & Tot 11:45-1:00 PM Family Swim

1:00-2:00 PM

Special 11:45-1:00 PM Needs Swim

6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM 8:00-9:30 PM 6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM 8:00-9:30 PM

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

11:00-1:00PM

Thursday, January 3 Monday, December 31 Whirl Pool

6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM

Whirl Pool

9:30-10:00 AM 10:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 2:00-3:55 PM 8:45-9:30 PM

6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM

Lane Swim 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 2:00-3:55 PM 8:00-9:30 PM 8:45-9:30 PM

Public Swim 2:00-3:55 PM

Public Swim 2:00-3:55 PM

Parent & Tot 11:00-1:00 PM

Parent & Tot 11:00-1:00 PM

Adult 1:00-2:00 PM Leisure Swim

Adult 1:00-2:00 PM Leisure Swim

Special Needs Swim

Special Needs Swim

Lane Swim

11:00-1:00PM

Whirl Pool

6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM 8:00-9:30 PM

Lane Swim

6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM 6:30-8:00 PM

Wednesday, January 2

Parent & Tot 11:45-1:00 PM Family Swim

Friday, January 4

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

11:00-1:00PM

KAYAK 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, 10-11:30am December 2 - March 3 (Cancelled Dec 23, Dec 30) Regular Admission rates apply.

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Aquafit Schedule These Aquafit times will be in effect from Monday February 4, 2018 until Friday April 12, 2019. All Classes are led by Certified instructors. Pre registered Aquafit classes are listed below. Schedule Changes: Tuesday January 15th and Tuesday February 5th the Aquatic Facility will be closed from 12:00-3:30pm. On Wednesday February 6th the Aquatic Centre will be closed from 1:00-3:30pm. 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.

General Aquafit Deep Water Aquafit

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.

Movement Enhancement: This class is held in our leisure pool and is geared to participants with Arthritis and other mobility issues. We will teach a variety of range of motion excercies to help maintain and improving your mobility and flexibility.

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.

Diaperfit A pre registered aquafit class designed for parents and their babies (babies must have established neck support). The first 30 minutes is an Aquafit class in the main pool for the parent. (Babies float in a specailly designed boat beside their parent). The last 15 minutes is a structured parent and tot class in the leisure pool. Participants need to register for this program.

Monday

Tuesday

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

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

9:00-9:45 AM

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

9:00-9:45 AM

10:00-10:45 AM

10:00-10:45 AM

10:00-10:45 AM

10:00-10:45 AM

10:00-10:45 AM

Rehabilitation Aquafit Arthritis Aquafit

Wednesday

Thursday

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

Movement Enhancement

1:00-1:45 PM

Pre-Registered Aquafit Classes 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.

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1:00-1:45 PM 7:00-7:45 PM

9:00-9:45 AM

1:00-1:45 PM

Friday

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

9:00-9:45 AM

1:00-1:45 PM

Diaperfit Monday, 11:00-11:45pm (9 Classes): Feb. 4 - Apr. 8 Cancelled: Feb. 18 Adult: $81.40

Diaperfit Friday, 11:15-12:00pm (9 Classes): Feb. 8 - Apr 12 Cancelled: March 15 Adult: $81.40

Diaperfit Thursday, 2:00-2:45pm (9 Classes): Feb 7 - Apr 11 Cancelled: March 14 Adult: $81.40

Pre-Registered Arthritis Aquafit Friday, 11:00-11:45am (9 Classes): Feb 8 - Apr 12 Cancelled: March 15 Adult: $72.75 Senior: $65.00

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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.

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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 Winter 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, Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm

Not sure what level to register in? Please call the Sportsplex, 519.846.9691 x 321 to arrange a time for a FREE SKILLS ASSESSMENT by one of our Aquatic Staff. 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. Private Lessons Private lessons run in the same nine lesson format as all other lessons. If this doesn’t fit your schedule, we do offer “one time” private lessons. When registering online for semi private lessons you can register one child online which will reserve the lesson for you. You will need to contact the Sportsplex to register the second child. For more information call the Supervisor of Aquatic Services, 519.846.9691 x 321. Change Rooms Children 6 years of age and older must use gender specific change rooms, or the family change room.

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

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. 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.

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

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Red Cross Swim Preschool STARFISH (4-12 months) $73.60 Babies and caregivers experience buoyancy, movement, submersion (optional),songs and play. DUCK (12-24 months) $73.60 Babies and caregivers build on buoyancy and movement, submersion, front and back floats, entries and exits, songs and active water play. SEA TURTLE

(24-36 months) $73.60 Toddlers and caregivers build on submersion, front and back floats, entries and exits, basic kicks, water play and songs, while building independence.

OTTER (30 mon-5 years) $73.60 Care givers participate in the class at the start of the program. As the session progresses, care givers will transition out of the pool and observe the class from the viewing gallery. Skills include assisted floats, glides, front swim, basic kick and a 1m distance swim. SEA OTTER

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

SALAMANDER

(3-5 years) $81.40 Swimmers work on completing front and back floats and glides unassisted and jumping into chest-deep water. Swimmers will be able to complete a 2m swim upon completion.

SUNFISH

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

CROCODILE

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

WHALE

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

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RED CROSS SWIM PRESCHOOL TO AGES 5-13 CONVERSION Starfish Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Duck Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Sea Turtle Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Otter Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Sea Otter Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Salamander Level Complete or Incomplete Enroll in Red Cross Level 1 Sunfish Level Incomplete - Red Cross Level 1 Complete - Red Cross Level 2 Crocodile Level Incomplete - Red Cross Level 2 Complete - Red Cross Level 3 Whale Level Incomplete - Red Cross Level 3 Complete - Red Cross Level 4

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Red Cross Swim Kids (Ages 5-13) RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 1 (Ages 5+) $81.40 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+) $81.40 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+) $81.40 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+) $81.40 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+) $81.40 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+) $89.20 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+) $81.40 Swimmers increase the distance for front and back crawl (25 m), learn elementary backstroke and dolphin kick. Swimmers are able to complete 1 ½ minutes of treading water, front dive and a 75m distance swim.

RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 9 (Ages 5+) $89.20 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+) $89.20 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+) $89.20 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.

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Additional Aquatics Programs ADAPTED AQUATICS $73.60 Adapted aquatics is for children and youth with a physical or developmental disability who need 1:1 support to feel comfortable in the water and to progress in their swimming skills. Participants will be taught by an experienced aquatics instructor. See the Swimming Lesson Schedule on page 24-25 for class days and times.

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

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 $83.60 Adults $99.20 Develop comfort in the water through the attainment of basic flotation, movement and breathing skills.

Teens $83.60 Adults $99.20 Maintain or increase fitness through stroke improvement while swimming lengths. Candidates must be able to swim 2 strokes 100m each to start in this level.

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

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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 Winter Dates Cancellations

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Feb. 4 - Apr. 8 February 18

Feb. 5 - Apr. 9 March 12

Feb. 6 - Apr. 10 March 13

Feb. 7 - Apr. 11 March 14

Feb. 8 - Apr. 12 March 15

Adapted Aquatics

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

5:00-5:30 PM

4:00-4:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM

Private Lessons

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

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

1:30-2:00 PM 2:00-2:30 PM 4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 5:30-6:00 PM

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

Starfish

6:30-7:00 PM

12:30-1:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM

6:30-7:00 PM

2:30-3:00 PM 4:30-5:00 PM

5:00-5:30 PM

Duck

5:30-6:00 PM

12:00-12:30 PM 6:00-6:30 PM

6:00-6:30 PM

2:30-3:00 PM 4:00-4:30 PM

4:30-5:00 PM

Sea Turtle

6:00-6:30 PM

4:30-5:00 PM

5:30-6:00 PM

2:30-3:00 PM

5:30-6:00 PM

Otter

5:00-5:30 PM

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

5:00-5:30 PM

1:00-1:30 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

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

1:00-1:45 PM

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

Swim Kids 1, 2, 3, 4

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

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

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

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

Swim Kids 5, 6

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

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

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

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

Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10

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

5:00-6:00 PM

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

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

Rookie Patrol

6:00-7:00 PM

Ranger Patrol

6:00-7:00 PM

Star Patrol

6:00-7:00 PM

Aqua Teens Aqua Adults Bronze Star

1:45-2:30 PM 4:00-5:30 PM

Bronze Medallion

4:00-7:00 PM

Bronze Cross

4:00-7:00 PM

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Winter 2018/19 Saturday

Sunday

Feb. 2 - Apr. 6 March 16

Feb. 3 - Apr. 7 March 17

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 11:00-11:30 AM

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

11:00-11:30 AM

5:00-5:30 PM

9:00-9:30 AM

5:45-6:15 PM

9:00-9:30 AM

6:00-6:30 PM

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

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

9:30 -10:30 AM

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

10:30-11:30 AM

6:30-7:30 PM

10:30-11:30 AM

6:30-7:30 PM

10:30-11:30 AM

6:30-7:30 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.

ROOKIE PATROL

STAR PATROL

$89.20 Pre-requisite: Recommend completion of Swim Kids 7 Rookie Patrol features timed 100m swims, 350m workouts and swims with clothes. A work-hard play-hard approach develops swimming strength and efficiency with emphasis on personal responsibility for Water Smart behavior.

$89.20 Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Content features 300m swims, 600m workouts; swim with clothes; defense methods; support and carry 10lb weight. Scene assessment and a towing rescue are introduced. Star Patrol is excellent preparation for the Bronze Star Award.

RANGER PATROL $89.20 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.

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

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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 certification

National Lifeguard Certification is required for instructors

Become an Aquatic Assistant BRONZE STAR / BASIC FIRST AID

BRONZE MEDALLION / EMERGENCY FIRST AID

$108.70 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.

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

Dates: Tuesday 4:00-5:30pm February 5 – April 9 (no class March 12)

Dates: Thursdays 4:00-7:00pm February 7 – April 11 (no class March 14)

BRONZE CROSS $185.65 (Includes CPR Mask) Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid This course builds on skills learned in Bronze Medallion and teaches the difference between lifeguarding and lifesaving, the principles of emergency procedures and teamwork. Candidates must be present for the last class (exam). Dates: Thursdays 4:00-7:00pm February 7 – April 11 (no class March 14)

AQUATIC VOLUNTEER CLINIC FREE Pre-requisite: Recommended Bronze Medallion 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. We also invite parents to join for the first 15 minutes of the clinic where we will provide details on the next steps and answer any questions about choosing to pursue a career in aquatics. This program is free of charge, but please register in advance.

Dates: Winter: Saturday February 2 12:00-2:00 pm Spring: Saturday April 6 12:00-2:00 pm

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Become an Instructor Guard WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE (WSI) $388.85 Pre-requisites: Bronze Cross, Swimming proficiency equivalent of Swim Kids 10, 15 years of age by the end of the course. 100% attendance is required in pool and classroom sessions. 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 January 14 and February 4. Apprentice teaching, 8-12 hours (minimum) which must be completed between February 6 – April 5 100% attendance on all 6 dates listed below is mandatory to complete. January 12: 9:00am-6:00pm Skills evaluation March 22: 6:00am – 10:00pm Pool and Classroom March 23: 9:00am-6:00pm Pool and Classroom April 5: 6:00-10:00pm Pool and Classroom April 6: 9:00am-6:00pm Pool and Classroom

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Become a Lifeguard

FACILITATING YOUR CHILD’S AQUATIC CAREER

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD (NLS) $304.15 (includes manual and exam fee) Pre-requisite: Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid, 16 years of age by the end of the course, 100% attendance. Please note: The only accepted Standard First Aid certifications are those issued by the: Lifesaving Society, Red Cross, St. John’s or Ski Patrol. The National Lifeguard Pool Certification builds on the fundamental skills, knowledge and values taught in the NLS core content to train lifeguards in safety supervision and rescue in a pool environment.

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.

Dates: August 6 – August 30 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 am - 6:30 pm, Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Winter clinic: February 5: 5:00-6:00pm Spring clinic: April 2: 5:00-6:00pm

THE TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON REQUIRES:

AQUATIC INSTRUCTORS, GUARDS NOW AND AQUAFIT INSTRUCTORS HIRING Centre Wellington’s Community Services Department is accepting resumes for Assistant Instructor, Instructor, Lifeguard and Aquafit Instructor. (Spring 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: bparkin@centrewellington.ca By Mail: P.O. Box 58, ELORA, ON N0B 1S0 In Person: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Avenue East, Fergus By Fax: 519.843.2565 Job Closes: Wednesday March 6th 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.

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Fitness Classes

$

/month incl. HST

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

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TUES.

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SUN.

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Small Group Training is a simple and athletic program drawing from all four elements of fitness: cardio, strength, balance and flexibility

is an energetic cardio workout using the STEP to train fitness, agility, coordination and strength

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. Mondays 9:15 am to 10:00 am $79.20 Jan. 7 to Mar. 25 (11 classes) No class on Feb. 18 Tuesdays 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm $86.40 Jan. 8 to Mar. 26 (12 classes)

R30® will get you fitter and feeling better in only 30 minutes. It’s a cardio workout that is as easy as riding a bike

Group Core® trains you like an athlete in 30 actionpacked minutes. A strong core, from your shoulders to your hips, will improve your athletic performance, help prevent back pain, and give you ripped abs!

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Thursdays 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm $86.40 Jan. 10 to Mar. 28 (12 classes) Fridays 6:15 am to 7:00 am $86.40 Jan. 11 to Mar. 29 (12 classes)

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Evalyn Parry’s SPIN

One part documentary and another part musical activism, SPIN is inspired in part by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry, the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1895. Parry spins a fascinating web of stories that travel from 19th century women’s emancipation efforts to 21st century consumer culture, peeling back layers of history to reveal a surprising and contemporary heart to her theme of liberation.

Get involved at the Grand Rental Information A part of the community since 1928, the Fergus Grand Theatre is rented out year-round to individuals and organizations who use the building to stage a variety of artistic, cultural, corporate, and charitable events. New rental inquiries are always welcome, and staff are happy to assist with preparations for your event.

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MAY 24

AN EVENING WITH MATTHEW BRYNE

CÒIG

MARCH 22

MAY 25

THE CARPENTERS STORY

MARCH 16

OUTLAW: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF WAYLON JENNINGS

THE DINING ROOM

“SILENT MOVIE CONCERT”

CHAPLIN VS. KEATON VS. LLOYD

FEBRUARY 2

WE WALK THE LINE: A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH

AMERICAN GRAFFITI TAKE IT EASY: THE STORY OF THE EAGLES

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Skating SCHEDULE Cancellation dates & schedule changes will be posted at both facilities Program

Elora Community Centre

C.W. Community Sportsplex

Public Skating Saturday, 2:00 - 3:00pm Saturday, 2:30 - 3:30pm Sunday, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Senior Skate

Sunday, 4:30 - 5:30pm

Monday & Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:00pm Tuesday,1:00 - 2:00pm Thursday, 11:00 - 12:00pm

Adult Skate Home School Skate Home School Shinny

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Rules and Regulations Public Skating: Skate aids may now be used during the following skates only: Fergus: Sundays 4:30-5:30 | Elora: Sundays 1:00-2:00 Tot Shinny: Sticks & pucks are allowed on the ice only during Tot Shinny. Adult & Tot Skating: Skate aids and strollers are allowed on the ice. No hockey sticks are allowed. Ice Rentals: call 846-9691 ext. 326 for availability Cancellations & Schedule changes will be posted at the facility $3.00/Skater, Family of 4 $10.25, Extra skater $1.00, Book of 10 Skating Tickets $25.50 Shinny $5.00. Book of 10 Tickets $46.00

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CENTRE WELLINGTON

Minor LACROSSE Association Canada’s National Summer Sport The Fastest Game on 2 Feet

2019 MOHAWK’S REGISTRATION Online Registration Begins January 1st, 2019 Regular Registration Rates Until January 31st Late Fee Rates Begin February 1st

2019 PROGRAMS

Spring Field Lacrosse Boys & Girls Lacrosse Soft Lacrosse (2015) Paperweight Lacrosse (2013, 2014) Skills Camp (March) House League Lacrosse (Modified Contact)

Registration Inquiries? Email registrar@cwmla.com Centre Wellington Minor Lacrosse Association will be available for questions at the Spring Leisure Show.

Visit us at www.cwmla.com. Follow us on Twitter @CWMohawks or www.facebook.com/cwmla

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Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica, Ukulele, Drums, Bass, Violin, Flute, Recorder, Theory

You must pre-register for these workshops.

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WELLNESS PROGRAMS (Winter 2018/19) Our NEW LOCATION: 143 Metcalfe St, Elora ON CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION & MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

WHEN

LOCATION

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HOW TO REGISTER

CRAVING CHANGE Understand and overcome emotional eating and gain behavioural strategies to manage problematic eating

Evenings

FHT Office

4 week program

519-843-3947 ext 107

HEALTHY YOU Lifestyle changes for weight management and prevention of chronic diseases

Thursday Evenings

FHT Office

12 week program

Call 519-843-3947 ext 105

HEART SMART Learn healthy lifestyle habits to lower your cholesterol.

Call for more info

FHT Office

Monthly

519-843-3947 ext 109

Groves Hospital & FHT Office

Run twice per month

Referral from Physician or Healthcare Provider

INTRODUCTION TO DIABETES Morning or Group education sessions for individuals diagnosed with afternoon diabetes or pre-diabetes LET’S GET COOKING Cooking class providing food skills and nutrition information to improve health.

Elora Legion 4th Tuesday Even(110 ing of the month Metcalfe St)

Monthly

Call 519-843-3947 ext 126

PULMONARY REHAB Exercise & education program to help individuals with lung disease better manage their symptoms.

Tuesday & Thursday 1:30—4 pm

Groves Hospital

8 week program

Referral from Physician or Healthcare Provider

SMOKING CESSATION Assists patients who are ready to quit smoking or who wish to reduce their daily intake of cigarettes.

By appointment

FHT Office

Ongoing

Referral from Physician or Healthcare Provider

STEPPING OUT Tuesday & Various Exercise program to help participants develop skills and Thursday mornings Locations confidence to exercise independently.

12 week program

Call 519.843.3947 ext. 130

TAKE CHARGE Teaches skills for living a healthy life for people with any Call for more info chronic or ongoing health condition

FHT Office

6 week program

Call 1-866-337-3318 to register

WALKING GROUP Walk to improve physical fitness and reduce risk of chronic disease (indoor & outdoor locations available)

Call for Locations

Weekly

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Melville United Church

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Wednesdays 10 to 11am

SUPPORT GROUPS BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT Peer to peer support for pregnant women or breastfeeding moms.

Group Session Fridays 2:30-3:30

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP First Wednesday Support group for those caring for a loved one with canof the Month cer or other complex illness

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP Facilitated by a certified diabetes educator.

3rd Wednesday of FHT Office the month. 4-5 pm


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PONSONBY MINOR

SOFTBALL

www.ponsonbysoftball.ca

ONLINE REGISTRATION Begins February 1st, 2019

www.ponsonbysoftball.ca

HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING REGISTRATION? ponsonbyrecclub@gmail.com We are a travelling house league softball group that competes against small centres in and around Wellington County. Other centres could include Rockwood, Hillsburgh, Alma, Arthur, Drayton, Grand Valley etc. depending on their teams. Games start in mid May and ends with a yearend tournament early August at a local community. Sat. April 27, 2019 ISA Umpire Clinic CWDHS - Scotland Street Fergus S. Obergan 519-846-8113 obergan4@gmail.com

January 21st, 2019 AGM Monday 7:30 at 122 Ellenvale Cres Ariss (Almond’s house) Mid March - end of April Pre season skills clinic at Ponsonby School More details to follow after registration.

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April/May (TBD) ISA Coaching Clinic contact obergan4@gmail.com

May 31 - June 2, 2019 Ponsonby Park is hosting a mixed 3 pitch tourney weekend. All funds raised will go to replace the lights on B diamond. Competitive, Recreational and family divisions, looking for 32 teams. Register early.... Contact Betty Jo jbhjalmond@gmail.com July 12 - 14, 2019 Tom Rider Memorial Men’s Fastpitch tourney - supporting Groves Memorial Hospital & park. Contact obergan4@gmail.com for entry form and information.

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Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Gentle Yoga Flow ALL LEVELS

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VICTORIA PARK Seniors Centre Winter 2019 Registration begins Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 8:30 am PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR MOST PROGRAMS

All adults are welcome to register for any courses offered at the Seniors Centre

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

ABOUT VICTORIA PARK SENIORS CENTRE

Note: Registrations that are dropped off in person, mailed or faxed prior to the first day of registration will be processed at the end of the first day of registration.

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 non-member 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.

Office Hours:

MEMBERSHIP

Telephone: 519.846.9691 x204 1.800.750.5023 x204

Online: http://ca.apm. activecommunities.com/ centrewellington Please see pages 10 and 11 for registration and refund policies and the registration form.

Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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

Closure Dates: January 1 New Year’s Day February 18 Family Day

• 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 the Centre on the 2nd Monday of the month at 10:00 am to provide you with information on programs and services offered. Upcoming sessions: January 14, February 11 or March 11. Meet other new members, staff and volunteers. If you can’t attend one of these

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monthly sessions, please call the Centre to schedule a tour at your convenience or drop-in anytime.

ACTIVE LIVING and RETIREMENT SHOW Friday, March 22 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Centre Wellington Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Ave, Fergus Free admission Visit VPSC’s 12th annual one-day event and see the 50+ exhibitor booths on services available to older adults from a variety of organizations: health, financial, travel, recreation, support services, volunteering and more. Learn about opportunities for older adults in our community. Grab bags to the first 200 people. FREE: chair massages, fascial stretching, light refreshments, fitness classes, seminars and more. Schedule: 10:15 am Tap Dancing & Belly Dancing 10:30 am Seminar: Wills, Powers of Attorneys and Living Wills 11:00 am Zumba Gold 11:45 am Move with Ease 11:45 am Seminar: Overview of Ontario’s Estate Administration Tax by the Ministry of Finance 12:30 pm Fitness Kickboxing 1:00 pm Seminar: Age has its Benefits 1:15 pm Zumba Gold-Toning All day: Chair Massages All day: Fascial Stretching

VPSC ADVISORY BOARD Victoria Park Seniors Centre is run by a volunteer Advisory Board comprised of seven elected VPSC members and one appointed TCW Council Representative. The Advisory Board acts as a liaison between seniors and the Township of Centre Wellington, and works

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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 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.

REGISTRATION

• See pages 10 and 11 for

registration policies, registration form and refund policies including a $20 administration fee applied to refunds requested by the participant. • No refunds on bus trips. • Pre-registration is required for all programs unless specified as a drop-in activity group. • Course fees include HST. • Complete payment must be received upon registration. Cash, cheque, debit, credit, over the phone by credit card or online at: http://ca.apm.activecommunities. com/centrewellington • Cheques payable to: Township of Centre Wellington. • Not a member? Not yet 55? You are still welcome to register for any program. A non-member fee will apply.

DROP-IN ACTIVITY GROUPS

New participants are always welcome to take part in the following drop-in activities, usually offered on an ongoing basis. Preregistration not necessary, except for all Bridge Groups, but you may want to contact convenors listed as some groups require prior organization of players. Drop-in fee: $1 member or $2 non-member unless otherwise stated. Attend any activity for free on your first visit. Have an idea for a new activity? Contact the Centre. • Adult Colouring Circle Mondays 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. An informal and fun time to colour. You are welcome to bring your own supplies but we will also have some available. You don’t have to arrive at 1:30 pm nor do you have to stay until 3:00 (but you are welcome to stay the whole time). • Art Drop-in Group Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. Bring any type of art or hobby you would like to work on. Note: This is not an instructional class. Contact the Centre for more information. • Bid Euchre Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Convenor: 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 Centre as we have volunteers who can teach you. • 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

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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 Tuesdays 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 and social group. Contact the Centre for more information. • Book Club: Books Anon First Friday of the month at 11:00 am to discuss the book of the month. Join 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. 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 also volunteer to convene the group. Duplicate Bridge: Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. No charge if you attend the Wednesday Lunch. Convenor: Linda Mahood 519.843.7044. Social Bridge: Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Convenor: Jean Holman 519.843.2004. NOTE: We offer Bridge Lessons.

Contact the Centre for more information. • Bunka Artistry Tuesdays at 9:30 am. Drop-in for this weekly creative, social group. Work on your project at your own pace. Come out to see what this fun handicraft is all about. • Canasta 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. Join us for gentle exercise and a lot of fun. We can teach you how to play the game. We have started a second group and looking for a few more players. Contact: Penny Kruk 519.787.8195. • 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. • Circle Dancing NEW Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. No partner or experience needed. If you enjoy dancing, give it a try! • Conversation en français Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Venez au centre pour parler en français pendant une heure. Rencontrez des autres qui aimeraient bavarder et discuter les sujets variés. Volunteer convenor: Michelle Roy mi_ch_roy@hotmail.com.

• Craft Group Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. Crafts made by the group are sold in the Centre’s Craft Shop year-round and at the Annual Fall Bazaar, held the first Saturday in November. All proceeds support the Centre. Newcomers welcome. No cost. Convenors: Diane Thompson 519.787.4179 and June Wallsten 519.787.0496. • Creative Writing Group Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Join us for fun, casual, creative writing. Start anytime. Contact 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. • 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. • 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. • Euchre Wednesday Afternoons at 1:00 pm. No charge if you attend the Wednesday Lunch. Contact Donna Wagenaar 519.843.4754. Thursday Evenings at 7:30 pm. Convenors: Marg Hamilton and Paul Nielsen 519.846.8799. Group is looking for more players.

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• Genealogy Tuesdays at 12:30 pm. Bring your family history project to work on. Convenor: Margaret McCarney 519.846.0770.

• 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.

• 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.

• Quilting Group Mondays at 1:00 pm. No cost. Quilts made by the group are sold in the Centre’s Craft Shop year-round. All proceeds support the Centre. Group will do custom quilting. Contact Diane Thompson 519.787.4179 or June Wallsten 519.787.0496. All are welcome.

• Hand and Foot Card Game Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Join us for this fun card game. Contact: Lois Dobbie 519.843.2595 or Karen Lindsay 519.843.3267. • Karaoke NEW 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 Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Come out for fun and exercise. All welcome. • Mah Jong Fridays at 9:30 am. A game of Chinese origin, played with small, attractive tiles. Both American and Chinese versions played. Not a serious group (yet). Beginners welcome. Convenor: Lynn Anderson 519.846.9851. • Movie Afternoon Fridays at 1:00 pm. We show movies on a large screen. $2 member or $3 non-member to cover cost of refreshments (a build-your-own ice cream sundae after the show). Pick up the movie listings handout at the Centre. Movies subject to change based on availability.

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• 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. 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. • 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 are also looking for a volunteer to convene this group. • Song Circle for String Players Tuesdays at 2:00 pm. Come bring a few of your favourite songs along with your accompanying guitar, ukulele, banjo, autoharp. • Table Tennis Thursdays at 1:00 pm. It’s fun, non-competitive play and exercise in disguise. We will teach you!

All equipment supplied. Contact convenor: Kathy Lund 226.383.7470. • Tap Dancing Thursdays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am and Wednesdays 2:00 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. • 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 Barb Hornby barbarajanehornby@gmail.com for 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. We are looking for a volunteer to convene this group. • 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.

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• 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.

volunteers. Wonderful homemade crafts and collectibles, including baby clothing, knitted sets, quilts, blankets, sweaters, hats, mitts, scarves, and more. All proceeds support VPSC. Available for sale year round. Gift certificates available.

CENTRE SERVICES

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, email khall@centrewellington.ca 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.

Weekly Wednesday Lunch Wednesdays at 12:00 noon. Includes: main course, vegetable, roll, salad or juice, dessert, tea and coffee. Meet old friends or make new ones while enjoying a delicious lunch. Stay for a social afternoon of euchre, bridge or crafts (no charge for these activities if you come for lunch). Also woodcarving or billiards (small drop-in fee applies). Full menus listed in monthly calendar. Reservations recommended as space is limited. We also host homemade fund-raising lunches and BBQ’s organized by the Centre’s Program Committee. Refer to the Special Events section for dates. Garden Fresh Box A non-profit, affordable fresh produce buying service supporting local farmers. Box content changes monthly depending on seasonal produce. This program is operated by the Guelph Community Health Centre and VPSC is a payment and pickup location for the program. To order, contact VPSC. Pay by the first Friday of the month. Pick up your 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. New online ordering option: www.gardenfreshbox.ca. Monthly Order Deadlines: January 4, February 8, March 8 Crafts for Sale Visit our lovely Craft Shop full of beautiful handmade items, made by our talented Craft and Quilting Group

Facility Tours Are you thinking of participating in a program or joining the Centre? Our customer service volunteers and staff would be happy to take you for a tour of the Seniors Centre and answer any questions. Library, Newspapers, Puzzles, Coffee and Information Check out our collection of lending library books stocked by your generous donations. Come for coffee and browse through newspapers including the Toronto Star. We accept donations of current magazines for our coffee table. We have a variety of magazine subscriptions generously donated by Ward Hearing. Jigsaw puzzles are available to borrow or buy or try your hand at the on-going jigsaw puzzle. Help yourself to any of the information pamphlets and government publications on a range of topics of interest for older adults. Volunteer Opportunities There are a number of volunteer positions available: kitchen, cooking for groups, foot clinics, special events, food preparation, activity leaders, convenors, course instructors, committee volunteers,

bingo caller. Share your expertise. We are always looking for innovative programming ideas and instructors to lead them. Volunteers who enjoy cooking are needed to help with our fundraising homemade lunches and special events. For more volunteering information contact Kelly at khall@ centrewellington.ca or 519.846.9691 x278.

WELLNESS CLINICS Blood Pressure Clinic FREE. Held monthly on Wednesday morning from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Centre. See dates below. A Pharmacist or pharmacy student will be on site to check your blood pressure and provide information. No appointment needed. Simply drop in. Thanks to Elora Apothecary Pharmasave for sponsoring this program. Clinic Dates: January 9, February 6, March 6 Chair Massage Clinic Join specialized certified practitioner, Christine Brown, for a relaxing 10-minute chair massage. Reduce tension, stress, headaches, stiff necks, backaches and increase circulation. No removal of clothes and no lotions used. Call the Centre to book your appointment available on some Wednesday mornings 9:00 am to 11:30 am. See dates below. Cost: $10 cash only. NOTE: Free chair massages available Friday, March 22, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Active Living and Retirement Show at the CW Sportsplex. Clinic Dates: January 23 February 13, February 27 March 22 (drop-in at Sportsplex) March 27 Foot Care Clinics Have your feet assessed by a Registered Practical Nurse, certified in Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care. Includes cutting and filing toenails,

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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-onone session and feel the difference. Service provided by Fascial Stretch Therapist, Kelly Offer, RMT. One hour $75 member, $85 non-member plus GST. Book your appointment koffer@ trainingbodies.com. Cash only. NOTE: Free fascial stretch therapy available Friday, March 22, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Active Living and Retirement Show held at the CW Sportsplex. Full Body Assessment Every body is unique. Working one-onone we will discover what exercises work best with your body. Whether you are trying to lose weight, suffer from chronic pain, have less than ideal posture or just want to find out what exercises you should and should not do. Will also help guide you in choosing fitness programs offered at the Centre. Service provided by Kelly Offer, RMT. One hour $75 member, $85 non-member plus GST. 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

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no charge 30 minute appointment at the Seniors Centre on February 1. Hearing Seminar: My Hearing is Not as Good as it Used to Be, Now What Do I Do? February 8, 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: Karen Murtagh. $30 for 30 minutes. 50 minute appointments also available. Call VPSC to book your appointment time. Wednesday 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 home 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, for free! January 9, February 13, March 13

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-onone assistance. No refunds on trips. Travel arrangements are made in collaboration with Great Canadian Travel TICO# 2280154. All trips include luxury coach transportation equipped with a washroom, bus driver gratuity and HST. VPSC Travel Show: 2019 Bus Trips Don’t miss this presentation about our upcoming bus trips at Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Join Chris Ledger, the Centre’s volunteer bus trip coordinator and Teresa Lirette, Great Canadian Travel Representative for a fun morning. Hear information about our 2019 day trips that we have planned for you. Door prizes! Monday, January 28 at 10:00 am Ripley’s Aquarium Due to overwhelming response, we have booked another trip to see Ripley’s Aquarium in downtown Toronto, depicting marine and freshwater habitats from around the world. View over 16,000 animals, including sharks, jellies, rays, and green sea turtles. Shopping stop at Farm Boy Fresh Market Store in Toronto. Lunch at Quinn’s Steakhouse. Depart 8:00 am, return 6:30 pm.

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Tuesday, February 5 $102 member, $112 non-member Irish Kitchen Party Enjoy a day of Irish shenanigans in Niagara Falls at the Greg Frewin Theatre. Enjoy a delicious Irish themed buffet lunch followed by a rollicking performance by The American Rogues. This band will have you toe tapping, singing along and dancing in the aisles. Don’t forget...green beer! We will stop at the Dutch Mill Country Market on the way home (includes a tea room, produce, bakery, deli, crafts, flowers, unique gifts, ladies fashions, home decor, and more). Depart 9:15 am, return 6:30 pm. Wednesday, March 20 $106 member, $116 non-member Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Spend a day at the Rogers Centre and enjoy a matinee baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles. We will stop at Picard’s Peanuts on the way. Please contact VPSC for more information if interested. Wednesday, April 3 Spring Repositioning Cruise on the Chi-Cheemaun Enjoy the annual spring ChiCheemaun repositioning cruise, lunch included. We will leave Owen Sound for a 4 hour cruise taking in the sights along the Shoreline of the Bruce Peninsula ending up in Tobermory. Please contact the Centre for more information if interested. Thursday, May 2 The Walters Family Dancing, fiddling and non-stop entertainment! The Step Crew is an unbelievable new show which brings together three styles of exhilarating dance forms: Ottawa Valley stepdance, Irish stepdance, and tap.

As if dancing weren’t enough, The Step Crew boasts three world-class fiddlers backed by an amazing fivepiece band. You will dine buffet-style with two hot meats including our local specialty, rolled ribs, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salads, bread, homemade apple pie or apple crisp, coffee, tea. Depart 10:30 am, return 4:45 pm. Tuesday, September 10 $126 member, $136 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) Due to allergies, avoid wearing scents to class. 5) Bring indoor running shoes. 6) Our fitness instructors make every effort to modify exercises to suit individual needs. However, please find a class suitable for your physical ability rather than simply a convenient time. If unsure, consult with our fitness instructors. 7) All equipment supplied except yoga mats. FITNESS SERVICES: Refer to Wellness Clinics section • Full Body Assessment • Fascial Stretch Therapy

FITNESS DEMO DAY: FREE Friday, March 22 Held at CW Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Ave, Fergus Visit VPSC’s Active Living and Retirement Show at the Sportsplex to sample a variety of fitness programs. Participate in fitness classes, meet instructors and learn about the many fitness opportunities available to older adults. Bring indoor shoes (we will provide tap shoes). 10:15 am Tap Dancing & Belly Dancing 11:00 am Zumba Gold 11:45 am Move with Ease 12:30 pm Fitness Kickboxing 1:15 pm Zumba Gold-Toning 12:30 pm Fitness Kickboxing 1:15 pm Zumba Gold-Toning 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 February 18. Mondays, 1:05 pm to 1:50 pm January 7 to March 18, 10 classes $55 member, $65 non-member Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am January 8 to March 26, 12 classes $66 member, $78 non-member Thursdays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am January 3 to March 28, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member Thursdays, 10:30 am to 11:15 am January 10 to March 21, 11 classes $60.50 member, $71.50 non-member

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Friday, 11:00 am to 11:45 am January 4 to March 29, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member Move with Ease Do you notice that your body is stiffer and less flexible? This class is designed for those who want to increase flexibility and move with more ease during daily activities. We will use chairs, mats and various other tools to assist with stretching. No pain, all gain. Instructor: Kelly Offer (Mon), Wendy Armstrong (Thurs). Note: the Thursday class will venture down to the floor for some mat work. No class February 18. Note: Free demo class held Friday, March 23 at 11:45 pm at the Active Living and Retirement Show at the CW Sportsplex. Mondays, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm January 14 to March 25, 10 classes $55 member, $65 non-member Thursdays, 11:20 am to 12:05 pm January 10 to March 21, 11 classes $60.50 member, $71.50 non-member Fit Bones Exercise program designed specifically for adults 50+ 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 February 18. Note new 4:00 pm class. Mondays, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm January 14 to March 25, 10 classes $20 member, $30 non-member Mondays, 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm January 14 to March 25,

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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 January 8 to March 19, 11 classes $71.50 member, $82.50 non-member

Dump your Rump Join in this boot camp style class to help you get fit. An intermediate level class comprised of cardio and strength intervals that will challenge you, energize you, and help you to become fitter and stronger. Instructor: Wendy Armstrong. Mondays, 4:40 pm to 5:25 pm January 7 to February 11, 6 classes $33 member, $39 non-member Mondays, 4:40 pm to 5:25 pm February 25 to March 18, 4 classes $22 member, $26 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 January 8 to March 26, 12 classes $66 member, $78 non-member Ball Fit The body responds to the instability of the ball to remain balanced, boost metabolism and improve core strength. Exercises will be slow and controlled to focus on muscle building, balance and flexibility. All participants should be able to get up and down from the floor. Instructor: Wendy Armstrong. Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11:15 am January 8 to March 19, 11 classes

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 January 8 to April 2 Men’s Fitness: Core Basics The focus of this class is to strengthen and condition the abs and back. Strength, flexibility and balance training will round out the program. Instructor: Glenda Rose. Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 9:45 am January 2 to March 27, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 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 January 2 to March 27, 13 classes

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$71.50 member, $84.50 non-member FREE Trial Class: Pilates A chance to try out this class. Instructor: Kelly Offer. Pre-register. Wednesday, January 9 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 February 18. Mondays, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm January 14 to March 25, 10 classes $140 member, $150 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 January 16 to March 27, 11 classes $154 member, $165 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 January 16 to March 27, 11 classes $154 member, $165 non-member

Power and Strength An advanced level program designed for the active adult. Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor unassisted. Use of various pieces of equipment to increase your current level of fitness to above average. Instructor: Glenda Rose. Thursdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am January 3 to March 28, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member Minds in Motion Minds in MotionŽ is a communitybased social program that incorporates physical activity and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners. The two hour program held at VPSC runs once a week for 8 weeks, and offers: gentle and easy-tofollow physical activities led by a certified fitness instructor and fun social activities focused on building personal skills. To register, contact the Alzheimer Society 519.836.7672. Suggested donation to the Alzheimer Society $60. Note: looking for volunteers to assist with the program. Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm January 10 to February 28, 8 classes Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm March 21 to May 9, 8 classes FREE Trial Class: Fitness Kickboxing Instructor: James Watson. See description below. Pre-register. Thursday, January 10 10:40 am to 11:40 am -&/orFriday, March 22 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm (held at CW Sportsplex)

Fitness Kickboxing Fitness kickboxing beginner/ intermediate is a 60 minute group fitness class that builds stamina, improves coordination and flexibility while enhancing mental focus. No contact. We finish the class with ab work and stretching. All equipment supplied. Get Fit, Burn Fat, Be Stronger. Instructor: James Watson. Highly enjoyed by previous participants. Note: The free demo class on Friday, March 23 at 12:30 pm is held at the CW Sportsplex at the Active Living and Retirement Show. Thursdays, 10:40 am to 11:40 am January 17 to March 28, 11 classes $60.50 member, $71.50 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, 9:00 am to 9:45 am January 4 to March 29, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member FREE Trial Class: Osteo Fit Instructor: Jane Gage. See description below. Pre-register. Saturday, January 5 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm 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

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of falling. Instructor: Jane Gage, Reg. Kinesiologist. No class February 16. Saturdays, 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm January 12 to March 30, 11 classes $60.50 member, $71.50 non-member FREE Trial Class: Strength and Balance Instructor: Jane Gage. See description below. Pre-register. Saturday, January 5 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm Strength and Balance This strength and balance program focuses on using functional exercises in sitting and standing to improve strength, balance, aerobic activity, posture and body awareness. This program is designed to improve mobility, fitness and fall-risk. Participation in exercise and physical activity contributes to overall health, well-being and function. Jane Gage, Reg. Kinesiologist. No class February 16. Saturdays, 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm January 12 to March 30, 11 classes $60.50 member, $71.50 non-member Drop-in Fitness Opportunities: Walking Group Mondays 1:30 pm Line Dancing Wednesdays 3:00 pm Tap Dancing Wednesday 2:00 pm, Thursday 9:30 am Winter Trail Walk Wednesday 9:30 am Snowshoeing Contact the Centre

YOGA, TAI CHI, MEDITATION Intermediate Slow Style Yoga Slow down and breathe. Revving up is ok if that is truly what you need BUT many of us really need a chance to slow down, pause and feel centered. This class is for that. Must be able to get up and down from the floor. Yoga experience required. Bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Karen

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Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh.ca. No class February 18. Mondays, 10:35 am to 12:05 pm January 7 to March 18, 10 classes $85 member, $95 non-member Wednesdays, 9:35 am to 10:35 am January 9 to March 20, 11 classes $71.50 member, $82.50 non-member Chair Yoga With the use of the chair for seated and standing postures, we will explore Hatha Yoga postures. Without the need to come to the floor, we can build strength and increase our flexibility. Yoga mat required. Instructors: Karen Murtagh (Monday), Jill Davey ( Thursday). No class Monday, February 18, Thursday, January 17. Mondays, 12:10 pm to 12:55 pm January 7 to March 18, 10 classes $60 member, $70 non-member Thursdays, 9:35 am to 10:35 am January 10 to March 21, 10 classes $65 member, $75 non-member Yoga for Relaxation This class helps you unwind from your day with a focus on relaxation. Classes include warm-ups, standing and floor postures. A moderate class with modifications and choices for deepening poses will be offered. Instructor: Jill Davey. Bring a yoga mat. No class February 18. Mondays, 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm January 7 to March 18, 10 classes $80 member, $90 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. No class February 19, February 26, March 12. Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 10:30 am January 8 to April 2, 10 classes $55 member, $65 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. No class February 19, February 26, March 12. Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11:30 am January 8 to February 12, 6 classes $33 member, $39 non-member Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11:30 am March 5 to April 2, 4 classes $22 member, $26 non-member Daily Yoga Health Habits This is a discussion and lecture class learning how daily health practices based on ancient Ayurvedic traditions can be incorporated into your wellness plan. Ayurveda is Yoga’s “sister” and they intertwine like a braid. Each week will have some kind of practice to try out during the week for the following week’s discussion. 20 Qualities, 5 Elements, 3 Seasons, and discovering the best daily practices for you. We will not be practicing Yoga. Please bring a notepad or journal. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh.ca. Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11:30 am January 8 to March 19, 11 classes, $77 member, $88 non-member Gentle Yoga, Focus on the Spine Many people have or have had back pain. In this class, we will move gently through a variety of movements of the spine for warmups and poses to keep our backs healthy and supple. We will be on the floor on our backs, on hands and

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knees briefly and seated both on the floor and in a chair with some but minimal standing poses. We will use a chair for support and for some stretches. Bring a yoga mat and a blanket. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh.ca. Note new day for class. NEW Tuesdays, 12:10 pm to 1:10 pm January 8 to March 19, 11 classes $71.50 member, $82.50 non-member Deepening Dharma Vipassana Meditation class for students that have completed at least one Meditation for Beginners series with Jill. Chairs available for sitting. Instructor: Jill Davey. NOTE: If you are new to this class, contact instructor prior to registration jill@ riversoundretreat.com. Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 11:00 am January 9 to March 20, 11 classes $93.50 member, $104.50 non-member Yoga for Healthy Joints Seated on a chair, we do a yoga routine specifically targeting joint mobility while increasing overall flexibility and strength. Ideal for those new to yoga and experienced yoga practitioners who want a more focused practice. We do the class mostly seated but include some standing postures with the aid of the chair. Bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh. ca. Note: Thursday class is a bit gentler than the Wednesday class. Wednesdays, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm January 9 to March 20, 11 classes $71.50 member, $82.50 non-member

Thursdays, 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm January 10 to March 21, 11 classes $66 member, $77 non-member Mindful Intermediate Yoga This moderate class incorporates lying, seated, kneeling and standing postures. Sun salutations will be done with a chair. Explore opening, breathing, stretching and strengthening in the context of mindfulness, community and joy. This class will explore the full 8 limbs of yoga: ethics, postures, breathing, meditation. Instructor: Jill Davey. Bring a yoga mat. No class January 17. Thursdays, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm January 10 to March 21, 10 classes $85 member, $95 non-member

DANCE FITNESS Zumba Gold/Zumba Gold-Toning A combination of two amazing programs. Groove to invigorating, Latin dance songs to increase your heart rate, and then focus on muscle conditioning using maraca-like toning sticks (provided). Instructor: Sarah Schleen, licensed Zumba Gold-Toning instructor. No class January 15 or 18. Note: Free demo class held Friday, March 23 at 1:15 pm at the Active Living and Retirement Show at the CW Sportsplex. Tuesdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am January 8 to March 26, 11 classes $82.50 member, $93.50 non-member Fridays, 10:00 am to 10:45 am January 11 to March 22, 10 classes $75 member, $85 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. No class January 16, 17 or 18. Note: Free demo class held Friday, March 22 at 11:00 am at the Active Living and Retirement Show at the CW Sportsplex. Wednesdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am January 9 to March 27, 11 classes $82.50 member, $93.50 non-member Thursdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am January 10 to March 28, 11 classes $82.50 member, $93.50 non-member Fridays, 11:50 am to 12:35 pm January 11 to March 22, 10 classes $75 member, $85 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 February 18. Note: Free demo class held Friday, March 22 at 10:15 am at the Active Living and Retirement Show at the CW Sportsplex. Mondays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am January 7 to February 11, 6 classes $39 member, $45 non-member Mondays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am February 25 to April 1, 6 classes $39 member, $45 non-member Drop-in Dance Opportunities: Tap Dancing: Wednesday 2:00 pm, Thursdays 9:30 am Line Dancing Wednesday 3:00 pm Circle Dancing 1st and 3rd Friday 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, January 7 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Part 2: On-line Printing, Creating Personalized Photo Albums and Other Printed Material It’s time to time sort all those Christmas photos. Create memorable photo albums, wall art or other personalized gifts. Learn how to print projects from websites such as Zehrs, Walmart or Shoppers. Instructor: Frank Irvine. Monday, January 14 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 Centre’s Computer Lab and get answers to your questions or help setting an item up. Classes are oneon-one with the instructor allowing you to focus on your specific needs. Instructor: Frank Irvine, will contact you prior to your appointment. Book your one hour appointment time: $25 member, $29 non-member. Daytime and evening appointments available. 9:00 am or 10:00 am Thursday, January 10 Thursday, February 14

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Thursday, March 7 Monday, March 25 7:00 pm or 8:00 pm Thursday, January 31 Monday, February 25 Monday, March 18 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. Thursday, January 17 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $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. Monday, January 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. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Friday, January 25 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm $25 member, $29 non-member -orFriday, February 22 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. Don’t struggle when there is help available. Sign up for your one hour appointment time with instructor Corie Kelly, MOUS: Microsoft Office User Specialist.

Appointments available between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. Saturday, February 9 $28 member, $32 non-member -orSaturday, March 30 $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, February 8 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm $25 member, $29 non-member -orFriday, March 8 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Tablets Navigating your device. Using settings, WIFI and APP installation. Email setup and use. Using the camera and connecting to your computer. Please note this class is for Android tablets meaning noniPAD and non-Windows tablets. Instructor: Frank Irvine. Bring your tablet. Monday, February 18 9:00 am to 11:00 am $25 member, $29 non-member

SPECIAL INTEREST NOTE: Refer to the Drop-in Activity section for a list of activity groups offered at the Centre in addition to the following: Circle Dancing No partner or experience needed. If you enjoy dancing, give it a try! Drop-in fee: $1 member, $2 non-member. 1st and 3rd Friday of the month 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Conversation en français Venez au centre pour parler en français pendant une heure. Rencontrez des autres qui aimeraient bavarder et discuter les sujets variés. Volunteer Convenor: Michelle Roy mi_ch_roy@hotmail.com. Drop-in fee: $1 member, $2 non-member. Tuesdays, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Creative Writing Group Join us for a fun, casual, creative writing morning. Start anytime. Drop-in fee: $1 member, $2 non-member. Wednesdays, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Acrylic Painting If you are interested in taking an acrylic painting instructional course please let us know at the Seniors Centre so that we can start an interest list. We are in the process of organizing this instructional course. Contact the Centre FUNdamentals of Watercolour: Beginner In just two lessons you will have produced a beautiful watercolour. All you need is a few simple supplies and a desire to learn. Join this fun class. We are all born artists. Instructor: Jim O’Haire. Supply list available at registration. Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am January 8 to March 12, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member FUNdamentals of Drawing: Intermediate and Advanced Build on your drawing skills in this more advanced class. Instructor: Jim O’Haire. Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am January 9 to March 13, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member

FUNdamentals of Drawing: Beginner Opportunity to learn the basics of drawing. Good class to start if you have never taken a drawing class before. All you need to start: pencils, paper and a desire to learn. Instructor: Jim O’Haire. Wednesdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm January 9 to March 13, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member FUNdamentals of Watercolour: Intermediate and Advanced Build on your watercolour skills in this more advanced class. Instructor: Jim O’Haire. Fridays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am January 11 to March 15 15 classes $86 member, $96 non-member Writing Your Family Stories Do you have a legacy of story to share with the next generation? Perhaps there is a season in your life to explore just for you. Maybe this is the time to give voice to those family or personal stories. Instructor Donna Mann is an award-winning author of historical and biographical fiction and non-fiction. No class February 18. Mondays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am January 14 to March 11, 8 classes $30 member, $38 non-member Bridge Workshops to Improve Your Game Take 1, 2 or all 3 bridge workshops and save. Take all 3 workshops for $40 member, $55 non-member. Instructor: Don McNiven. 1) Stayman+, Jacoby and Texas Transfers Thursday, January 24, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm $15 member, $20 non-member 2) Gerber and 1430 Blackwood Thursday, January 31, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm $15 member, $20 non-member

3) Tell Your Partner What You Want Them to Lead to You Thursday, February 7, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm $15 member, $20 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, February 5 9:30 am to 11:30 am $3 member, $5 non-member 55 Alive: Mature Driver Improvement Course A driver refresher classroom course by the Canada Safety Council to help mature drivers improve driving skills. Learn about current rules of the road, how to operate your vehicle safely in 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, March 21 9:30 am to 2:30 pm $49 member, $58 non-member FREE Trial Class: Music Appreciation Instructor: Anne Thompson-King. See description below. Pre-register. Thursday, March 21 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm Music Appreciation NEW 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

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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 ThomsonKing. Thursdays, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm March 28 to May 30, 10 classes $70 member, $84 non-member

SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS NOTE: Even though payment is not required ahead of time for seminars and workshops, please register or book an appointment in advance. Payment accepted at the door. How to Register for Victoria Park Senior Centre’s Programs Online with Active Net NEW 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, December 11 at 11:00 am -orTuesday, March 5 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 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. Take one, two

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or all three sessions. January 2, February 6, March 6 Managing Your Finances in Retirement This presentation is for seniors who want to learn how to better manage their finances. Topics covered: importance of managing your retirement, art of budgeting, balancing the budget, sources of retirement income, expense management, stretching your retirement resources and common retirement strategies: the three stages of retirement, tools and resources. Presented by Vince Mayne, CPA, CGA, with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. Monday, January 7 at 11:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Senior Rightsizing Are thinking of downsizing 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. Friday, January 11 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Designing a Garden Join Marie Paxton from Canopy Farms Landscaping for this gardening workshop. We will plan the layout of your garden to scale, and we will design together your own personalized garden or space including a discussion of type of plants for your garden. Bring measurements of your garden space/area. Friday, January 11 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Eating for Immunity: Food and the Flu Nutrition Workshop By mid-October, cold and flu season is on the rise. There are a few things

you can do to help stay healthy this flu season. Join your in-store dietitian to learn about immune boosting nutrients and how to incorporate them into your diet. We will walk the aisles and finish off with a tasting. You will receive resources to take home. This workshop involves light walking and space is limited. Pre-register at the Senior Centre. Registered individuals will then meet Katherine at the Customer Service Desk at Zehrs Markets Fergus. Friday, January 11 10:00 am to 11:00 am Aging-in-Place, Home Safety and Adaptive Clothing What does Aging-In-Place mean to you? How to make small changes to your home and lifestyle so that you can stay where you are living, safely and comfortably. From universal design and accessibility options to discussions on the overall risk of falling and looking at adaptive clothing options. Presented by Laura Greenway-Balnar, R.N., B.A.Sc., owner, Right at Home Canada, Certified Aging in Place Specialist. Monday, January 21 at 9:30 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 Nate Martin, a lawyer with SmithValeriote LLP in Fergus. Two dates to choose from. NOTE: The March 22 presentation is held at our Active Living and Retirement Show held at the CW Sportsplex.

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Monday, January 21 at 11:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member -orFriday, March 22 at 10:30 am Held at the Sportsplex Navigating the 4 D’s: Death, Divorce, Decision and Disability Disruptors in life impact us in ways we could never imagine and influence multiple areas of our life. The stress and effort leaves us feeling lost, overwhelmed and in disorder. A death, divorce, disability or life-altering decision can happen to anyone at any time. This workshop is designed to discuss and detail what to do in these situations (preferably in advance). Is there a way to prepare? What actions can I do immediately to restore some balance during the process? What do I need to know to make more informed decisions for better outcomes? How can I help someone else dealing with these issues? Join presenter Sheri Copplestone of Confident Careplanners to help you get your balanced life back. Thursday, January 24 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Living with Stroke Series Survivors and their families and anyone who is interested are welcome to join all or some of these topics based on their recovery pathway. Sessions will be 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. Emotions: Focus on Depression Friday, January 25 Activities and Relationships Friday, February 22 Reducing the Risk of Stroke Friday, March 29

Moving Forward Friday, April 26 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. I’ll discuss green burials, direct cremation, what you can do with cremated remains, donating your body to science, celebration of life ceremonies, and I’ll give resources in the area. Presented by Karry Sawatsky, End-of-Life Educator. Thursday, January 31 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member 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, February 1 Appointments available: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm HearingLife Presentation Come out and enjoy a hearing health presentation by your local hearing professional on the importance of hearing health, awareness and prevention. There will be a discussion on signs and symptoms related to hearing loss, Tinnitus (the ringing or buzzing you may be experiencing) and the Campaign for Better Hearing and so much more. Cassandra Beach, Audiologist/Regional Manager will answer all your questions. Monday, February 4 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member The Grand Tour: A History In this presentation we explore the historical tradition of the

European Grand Tour, focusing on Britons who made their way to the Continent in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to view art, hobnob with the European elite, occasionally find romance, and return with an “education” based on an appreciation of Classical life and Art. Speaker Kevin James holds a PhD from Edinburgh University and is Associate Professor of Modern Scottish History at the University of Guelph, where his research and publications focus on tourism and travel history and comparative Irish and Scottish economic and social history. Monday, February 4 at 11:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Creating a Plan for your Travel Bucket List: A Dream without a Plan is Just a Wish We will look at how to prioritize and create a workable, flexible plan to ensure you can work through your bucket list and that small steps and planning will make those dreams your memories. Presented by Diane Cook from TPI Travel. Thursday, February 7 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Healthy Joints Tips Please join Carmen Micu Registered Massage Therapist and Registered Homeopath from Soothe - Longevity Clinic as she goes through tips on how to use your own body’s resources, acupressure, selfmassage and natural remedies that would be beneficial for healthy joints. Friday, February 8 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member My Hearing is Not as Good as it Used to Be, Now What Do I do? Join in this workshop to deal positively with changes in your hearing. Topics: dealing with hearing changes, hearing assessment, hearing aids, communication strategies, assistive living devices,

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community supports. Presented by the Canadian Hearing Society. Friday, February 8 9:00 am to 12:30 pm $1 member, $3 non-member Gardening Session: Get Your Questions Answered Join Marie Paxton from Canopy Farms Landscaping for this open topic gardening seminar. She will be available to answer all of your gardening questions in preparation for the upcoming gardening season. Friday, February 15 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Budget Savvy Eating Nutrition Workshop Do you struggle to buy food that is affordable, healthy and easy to prepare? Everyone can benefit from tips to reduce the ever-growing grocery bill. Join your in-store dietitian to learn hands-on ideas for how you can spend your food dollars wisely and eat nutritious meals on a budget. We’ll discuss tips on choosing foods with the best value, meal prep, quick meals, and reducing food waste. The tour will end with sampling a recipe and ideas to take home. This workshop involves light walking and space is limited. Pre-register at the Senior Centre. Registered individuals will then meet Katherine at the Customer Service Desk at Zehrs Markets Fergus. Friday, February 15 10:00 am to 11:00 am The 10 Warning Signs and What to Do About Them This talk looks at the 10 warning signs for dementia, and each sign has a short 2 to 4 minute movie of a person living with dementia, who speaks to how they cope with that particular issue in their lives. Please join us for this very personal, and practical presentation. Bring your questions as there will a discussion time and handouts. Presented

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by Robin Smart, Public Education Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. Thursday, February 21 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Service Canada Information Session: CPP, OAS, Disability Benefits Are you aware of all the income support programs available? Service Canada is designed to improve the delivery of government programs and services to Canadians by making them faster, easier and more convenient. Come to the information session and find out about Canada Pension Plans, Disability Benefits and Old Age Security. Presented by Maia Painchaud-Morgan, Citizen Services Specialist with Service Canada serving Guelph and Wellington County. Monday, February 25 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Introduction to Family History Resources Genealogy 101: A guide through the basics 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, February 25 at 11:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Minimalism Minimalism - what is this new trend? Simplify your life. Learn how to live a meaningful life with less. Presented by Cathy Mendler, of New Leaf Organizers. Friday, March 1 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Retirement Income in Challenging Times Under the present markets, interest

rates and taxes levels in Canada what is a retired person to do? Join Dean for an interesting, informative and profitable discussion that will help with your bottom line. Presented by Dean Dunbar, Financial Advisor, Freedom 55 Financial, who specializes in Elder Planning and is a Certified Executor Advisor. Monday, March 4 at 9:30 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 working in critical care units, VON community nurse and nurse educator at Conestoga College, Hospital Educator and 11 years as Wellington County’s Palliative Care Consultant. Highly recommended by previous participants. Thursdays, 10:00 am to 11:30 am March 7 & March 14, 2 classes $2 member, $6 non-member Sudoku Fun Want to learn how to do this puzzle that so many people seem to be doing these days? Maybe you cannot get beyond the easy or intermediate level? Learn tips to solve puzzles quickly, without mistakes. This puzzle is not math-based: anyone can do it. Great for exercising the brain. Thanks to volunteer Bud Fauteux for leading this session. Friday, March 8 9:30 am to 11:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Cooking Session with Sherry and Rosie: One-Pot Meals Join us for this delicious hands-on

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cooking class with volunteers Sherry and Rosie. Sample new recipes and flavours. Be sure to register ahead. Bring an apron and containers. Tuesday, March 12 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Preserving your Print and Digital Photographs Learn about the materials you can use to preserve all types of printed photographs as well as your digital photographs so that they will be available to future generations. Presented by Conservator, Patty Whan and Archivist, Karen Wagner from the Wellington County Museum and Archives. Monday, March 18 at 9:30 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, identify the signs of fraud and how to act on suspicions, learn about the 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, March 18 at 11:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Eat Smart for a Healthy Heart Nutrition Workshop Want to better manage your cholesterol or blood pressure, but not sure where to start? Join your in-store dietitian for this hands-on nutrition workshop. Discover the Mediterranean diet and what it can do for you. You’ll learn tips and tricks on what foods to include in your diet and how to decode nutrition labels. Sample a tasty heart-healthy

meal and take home heart-health resources. This workshop involves light walking and space is limited. Pre-register at the Senior Centre. Registered individuals will then meet Katherine at the Customer Service Desk at Zehrs Markets Fergus. Friday, March 22 10:00 am to 11:00 am Overview of Ontario’s Estate Administration: Ontario Ministry of Finance Are you estate planning? Or has someone asked you to be their estate representative? Would you like to better understand how Ontario’s Estate Administration Tax (EAT) works? The Ontario Ministry of Finance (MOF) can help. During this seminar, a MOF representative will: define EAT, clarify when EAT is applicable and demonstrate how to calculate EAT. (Over 95% of attendees find this seminar beneficial and recommend it to others). Presented by Jeremy Bertrand, Tax Advisory Specialist, Ministry of Finance. Held at the Active Living and Retirement Show at the Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave, Fergus. Friday, March 22 at 11:45 am No charge Age has its Benefits This presentation by Canada Revenue is intended to build awareness about available benefits and credits such as the GST/HST credit, medical expenses, pension income amount, disability tax credit, Canada caregiver amount and many more which are administered through tax filing. And find out about the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), a program in which trained volunteers to prepare income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals. This service ensures that hundreds of thousands of Canadians receive the tax refunds, benefits, and credits they deserve. Presented by Lynda Cam, Regional

Outreach Program Officer, Canada Revenue Agency. Held at the Active Living and Retirement Show at the Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus. Friday, March 22 at 1:00 pm No charge Ask a Speech Language Pathologist: Understanding the scope of practice and benefits of Speech and Language Services We will discuss topics on the broad range of services that can be offered by an SLP as well as the benefits that can be achieved. In addition, learn about how to prevent, promote and advocate for a variety of communication disorders. Do you know someone who is thinking of visiting an SLP? Bring your questions about the practice of Speech-Language Pathology for either children or adults. Presented by Emily Merritt, a local Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), registered with the College of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Monday, March 25 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member 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, March 26 $1 member or $3 non-member Leaving a Legacy How will you be remembered after you die? Learn a variety of ways to begin leaving a legacy now and into the future. We will discuss a variety of ideas to share your unique story, to continue being remembered through tradition, to leave a legacy for the future and resources available to help you. Presented by Karry Sawatsky, End-of-Life Educator.

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Thursday, March 28 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Introduction into Ancestry Online Ancestry 101: 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. Bring your own device or use our computers. Presented by Karen Wagner, Archivist, Wellington County Museum and Archives. Session held at the Museum. No charge but pre-register at Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Limited enrollment. Bring your own laptop if you can. Thursday, April 4 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Fit Minds: Brain Health Program An intellectual program that gives your cognitive skills a workout. Join us for an eight-week session to engage in stimulating activities to improve your brain health by participating in games and activities that will boost your mental process while having fun. Thanks to Chartwell Retirement Residences for sponsoring this program. Refreshments, handouts and binder provided. No charge. Thursdays, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm April 4 to May 23

SPECIAL EVENTS Homemade Lunches Lunch is served every Wednesday at 12:00 pm at the Centre. 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 non-members unless otherwise stated. Reservations recommended. Stay for one of the many afternoon drop-in activities after lunch. All proceeds support the

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Centre. January 9 Turkey Soup January 23 Robbie Burns $12 members, $14 non-member February 13 Valentine Cranberry Chicken $10 member, $12 non-member February 27 Shepherd’s Pie March 13 St. Patrick’s Day Stew $10 member, $12 non-member March 27 Deepti’s Indian Lunch $10 member, $12 non-member New Members’ Talk and Tours Discover new activities and opportunities at Victoria Park Seniors Centre to make the most of your retirement years. Meet other new members, volunteers and staff. Take a tour, enjoy refreshments and learn about programs and services available to you. Sessions held on the 2nd Monday of the month at 10:00 am. See dates below. Or contact the Centre to schedule a tour anytime. No charge. January 14, February 11 or March 11 Robbie Burns Lunch Join us for a special homemade lunch at the Centre to celebrate Robbie Burns’ birthday, born January 25, 1759 near Ayr, Scotland. Regarded as Scotland’s national poet, he is most famous for writing the words to Auld Lang Syne. Menu includes traditional Scottish fare: meat pie, mushy peas, neeps and tatties, caramel raisin pudding and haggis (carried into the room led by a piper in full dress with Burns’ “Address to a Haggis” given). Reserve your seat. Thanks to VPSC Program Committee for organizing this fundraising lunch. Wednesday, January 23 12:00 pm $12 member, $14 non-member

Park Seniors Centre. Join Chris Ledger, the Centre’s volunteer bus trip coordinator and Teresa Lirette, Great Canadian Travel Representative for a fun morning. Hear information about our 2019 day trips that we have planned for you. Door prizes! Monday, January 28 at 10:00 am Active Living and Retirement Show Visit VPSC’s 12th annual one-day event held at the CW Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave, Fergus, and see more than 50 exhibitor booths on services available to older adults from a variety of organizations: health, financial, travel, recreation, support services, volunteering and more. Learn about opportunities for older adults in our community. Grab bags to the first 200 people. FREE: chair massages, fascial stretching, light refreshments, fitness classes, seminars and more. See schedule on front page of the Seniors Section in this Guide. Friday, March 22 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Free admission Musical Entertainment: New Horizons’ Jazz Performance Ensemble New Horizons Jazz Performance Ensemble plays a variety of jazz styles for your listening pleasure. The swinging style of Ellington, the modern style of Horace Silver and the beautiful songs of Jerome Kern. The New Horizons Music Program provides an entry point to music for adults who have little or no musical experience. Enjoy refreshments. Friday, March 29 at 1:30 pm By donation at the door

VPSC Travel Show: 2019 Bus Trips Don’t miss this presentation about our upcoming bus trips at Victoria

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 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.

WANTED: YOUR IDEAS • Do you have an idea for a new drop-in activity? • Are you interested in taking a course, seminar or workshop you don’t see offered? • Do you have a skill you would like to teach others?

NEW PROGRAMS From time to time we add new programs or bus trips that are not included in this Guide. Refer to the monthly calendar for new programs offered or contact the Centre anytime for updates.

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Set up for Wednesday lunch, serve and clean up. Includes complimentary lunch. Rotating schedule.

While precautions are taken to ensure correct information, sometimes mistakes are made. If an error occurs in this publication, the computer registration system will be taken as the correct information.

• Special Events

CANCELLATIONS

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

All classes are subject to cancellation with insufficient registration. If cancelled due to low enrolment, you will receive a full refund or you can transfer to another class. Early registration is recommended to avoid cancellations.

• Kitchen Servers

• Cooking for a Crowd Volunteers needed on Tuesday mornings who love to cook or help with food prep for our fundraising Wednesday lunches.

REFUNDS

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Did you know that if you pay by credit or debit we can refund directly to the card should the course be cancelled? Consider using a credit or debit card when registering. No more waiting for a cheque in the mail. Allow up to 4 weeks to process cheque refunds. See page 10 for all refund policies.

Needed Thursday afternoons from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

EMERGENCY CLOSINGS

• Dishwashers For Wednesday lunches on a rotating schedule. Includes complimentary lunch.

• Weight Management Group Leader Volunteer group leader needed Wednesday mornings from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.

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

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Centre Wellington Community Guide Winter 2018  

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

Centre Wellington Community Guide Winter 2018  

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