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Centre Wellington Community Guide Winter Edition 2017/18
Community Contact List Centre Wellington Events Fergus Grand Theatre
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Fitness Classes Weight Room AQUATICS: Register Online How to register Registration Form General Pool Information Swimming Lesson information Admission policy Swimming Admittance and Admission Prices Swimming Supervision Requirements Swim Descriptions Aquatics Pool Swim Schedule - Winter 2018 Aquatics Pool Swim Schedule - Dec. 23, 2017 - Jan. 5, 2018 Aquatics Pool Swim Schedule - Jan. 3 - 6, 2018 Aquafit Schedule - Winter 2018 Lesson Descriptions (preschool) Red Cross Program Structure (kids ages 5-13) Swimming Lesson Schedule - Winter 2018 Additional Aquatics Programs Introductory Livesaving Courses/Additional Programs Advanced Leadership
Victoria Park Seniors Centre Programs
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Community CONTACTS Help Ambulance 843.5909 Animal Control - Guelph Human Society 824.3091 Centre Wellington Hydro 843.2900 Centre Wellington Township Office 846.9691 Crime Stoppers 1.800.222.8477 Distress Centre Well/Dufferin 1.888.821.3760 Fire – Admin. and Public Safety 843.1950 Groves Hospital Volunteer Assoc. 843.2010 Groves Memorial Hospital 843.2010 Health Unit, Wellington/Dufferin/Guelph 846.2715 Highway Info (Winter) 1.888.638.9899 Hydro Emergency in Fergus & Elora 827.8588 or 827.8589 Kid’s Help Line 1.800.668.6868 Madd Wellington County Chapter 515.0623 O.P.P – 24 hrs 1.888.310.1122 O.P.P Admin 856.1506 Poison Information 1.800.268.9017 Rural Women’s Support Programme 843.6834 Sewer Emergency 1.888.886.9281 St. John Ambulance, Les Morrison 846.8704 The Door Youth Centre 787.9025 Wellington/Dufferin/Guelph Public Health 800.265.7293
General Info B.I.A Office, Elora B.I.A Office, Fergus CW Chamber of Commerce Centre for Environmental Excellence CW Community Sportsplex – Fergus Elora Information Centre Elora Community Centre Fergus Information Centre Post Office, Elora Post Office, Fergus Wellington Cty Library, Elora Branch Wellington Cty Library, Fergus Branch Wellington Cty Library Aboyne Branch
846.2563 787.1384 843.5140 846.0841 846.9691X903 846.9691X385 846.9691X903 226.383.3000 846.5681 843.1730 846.0190 843.1180 846.0918
Arts and Culture CW Children’s Drama, 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
787.7082 341.4658 843.3880 823.8893 846.0556 843.7703
Elora Centre for the Arts 846.9698 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 Theatre 846.9691X200 Fergus Horticultural, Kathy Bouma 843.7703 Fergus Pipe Band, Jean Trask 846.5130 Fergus Scottish Festival 787.0099 Glee Musical Theater, Anne Thomson-King 519.787.0245 Grand Celtic Pipe Band, C. MacDonald 787.0191 Grinder Productions, Eric Goudie 843.7942 Kindermusik 843.3517 Music for Young Children 843.3517 Neighbour Woods, Toni Ellis 846.0841 On the Spot Production, David Tanner, L.Bailey 843.2288 Performance Studios 843.3517 Puppets Elora, Annerose Schmidt 846.8123 Village Idiot Productions 846.9336 Vision Theater Productions 787.2324 Volunteer Centre of Guelph and Wellington 822.0912 Wellington County Museum and Archives 846.0916
Club and Lodges Belwood Car Club, Laurie Bullock 416.453.8627 Belwood Hall (for bookings) 846.9691X326 Belwood Lions Club, L. Vinette 787.2137 Bridge Club, Don McNiven 843.1361 Brownies, Sparks, Fergus, M. Skerritt 846.0328 Brownies, Sparks, Elora, Catty Bruder 763.2199 CW Kinettes, Mary Lloyd 843.1314 Centre Wellington Women’s Events Comm 843.6834 Elora Lions Club, John Morris 846.5366 Fergus Camera Club, C. Miller 846.5549 Fergus and District Kinsmen, Bruce Lloyd 843.4852 Fergus Lioness, Darlene Heffernan 837.6297 Fergus Lions Club, Joe Brooks 843.3977 Grandmothers of the Grand 787.8065 G.R.C.A., Belwood, Derek Strub 843.2979 G.R.C.A., Elora, Dan Morden 846.9742 Girl Guides, Elora, Cindy Robinson 846.2627 Guides, Pathfinders, M Skerritt 846.0328 Masonic Lodge, Elora, Chris Brown 787.0554 Masonic Lodge, Fergus, Mike Blazek 843.7685 Mercer Masonic Lodge, David Chance 843.4224
Optimist Club of CW, G. Bailey 843.2554 Optimist Club, Elora, Shirley Giesel 846.9480 Opti-Mrs., Rose Shaw 843.4192 Order of Eastern Star, Muriel Brown 787.0054 Probus Club of CW., Dean Percy 846.5965 Rotary Club of CW., 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 846.9691X204 Women’s Institute, Doreen Ecclestone 843.1998
Support Services Big Brothers and Sister of Centre Wellington 787.0106 Block Parents, Elora – call OPP Block Parents, Fergus – call OPP Cancer Society Support Services 939.3333 C.W. Community Foundations, R.Soucy 888.713.4083 Centre Wellington Food Bank 787.1401 Community Resources of N. and C. Wellington 843.7000 Community Mental Health 843.6191 Continuing Education 836.7280 Family and Children Services 824.2410 Hospice Wellington 836.3921 Meals on Wheels 323.2330 Senior Transit, Brian Bielby 843.5662 Senior Transit, Bus Rental 843.1711 Stroke Recovery Canada, Barbara Moore 1.866.380.0758X263 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 Move with Grace Dance Studio Stage Presence Tilt Your Kilt Highland Dance
827.8143 830.6583 787.0096 823.5625 843.1986 846.6666 846.8806 843.5040 843.6741 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 Flippers, Angela Klein 787.2122 Fergus Model Flyers 829.3809 Field Lacrosse, Ben Hayne 846.5648 Fitness Kickboxing Fergus, J. Watson 837.5904 Football, Chris Brown 787.0554 Friends of the Grand, L. McGratton 843.3102 G.R. Girls Hockey, Jon Jeffries 400.1873 In-door Soccer 843.3360 In-Line Hockey, Doug Wagenaar 843.1246 Kayak Club, Wayne Donison 400.0858 Lawn Bowling Club-Elora Rocks, Doreen Cook 846.2492 Men’s 3 Pitch, Fergus, D. Parkinson 843.5923 Minor Hockey CW., Christine Cook 846.2407 Minor Lacrosse, CW, Rodney Golds 843.9918 Minor Ball, Alma, Josh Blenkiron 846.1077 Minor Ball, CW, Robin Larkin 647.938.4663 Minor Softball, Ponsonby, Pat Kurtz 836.8466 Pickle Ball, David Oxley 829.1806 Ponsonby Rec. Club, Shirley Obergan 846.8113 Racquets Club 846.9910 Ringette, Bruce Parkin 843.1278 Rugby Club, Joe Bowley 994.1137 Skating Club, Fergus, Evelyn Brown 787.0567 Skating Club, Elora, Cathi 226.820.1116 Snowmobile Club Inc, Angela Ackroyd 846.8417 Soccer, F.E.D.S. Chris Slack 843.3360 Special Olympics, Ron Heiple 822.3192 Synchronized Skating, Krista Frazer 843.4498 Swim Team, Angela Klein 787.2122 Tennis Club 787.7003
Please note: If contact information is incorrect please call 519.846.9691 x322
Check out www.centrewellington.ca for more local event listings.
December 1 – 10
December 19 - 20
A Christmas Carol Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca
Belwood Lions Breakfast with Santa 8am-11am Belwood Hall
Free Public Skating, 2:30pm C.W. Community Sportsplex Sponsor: Rotary Club of Fergus Elora
C.W. Kinette Club Christmas Head Start Craft Show & Cookie Walk 10am-2pm, Melville United Church
Sensational Elora Jazz Presents Heather Bambrick 7pm-10pm, Elora Centre for the Arts sensationalelora.com
Christmas Festival, 1-5pm Wellington County Museum www.wellington.ca
Handel’s Messiah, 3:30pm St. Joseph’s Church, Fergus www.elorasingers.ca
Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, Sponsor: Hollie Sowinski, Remax C.W. Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca
Beatlemania Revisited, 8pm Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca
Eora Apothecary Pharmasave Public Skating Sponsorship. 1-2pm Elora Community Centre.
Festival of Carols St. John’s Church, Elora www.elorasingers.ca
C.W. Blood Donor Clinic C.W. Community Sportsplex www.blood.ca
First Night New Year’s Eve Downtown Elora, 7pm-11pm www.centrewellington.ca
Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, Sponsor: Newdon Industries C.W Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca
Youth Fundraiser Dance C.W. Community Sportsplex
Robbie Burns Night Fergus Legion www.ferguspipeband
Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, Sponsor: Hollie Sowinski, Remax C.W. Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca
C.W. Blood Donor Clinic C.W. Community Sportsplex www.blood.ca
Coraline, 6pm Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca
The Giver, 8pm Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca
Buddy Holly’s Rockin’ Dance Party, 8pm Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca
In-laws, Outlaws and Other People (who should be shot) Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca
Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, Sponsor: Newdon Industries C.W Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca
February 9 – 11
Elora Rockers Tournament Elora Community Centre
The Fitzgeralds, 8pm Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca
Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, Sponsor: Hollie Sowinski, Remax C.W. Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca
Stories of the Underground Railroad, Sugar & Gold, 8pm Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca
Family Day Activities C.W. Community Sportsplex Elora Community Centre www.centrewellington.ca
C.W. Blood Donor Clinic C.W. Community Sportsplex www.blood.ca
C.W. Womenâ€™s Expo, 12pm-4pm C.W. Community Sportsplex www.expo.weebly.com
Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, Sponsor: Newdon Industries C.W Community Sportsplex
Kings of Classic Country, 3pm Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca
March Break Mania March 12-16 C.W Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca
C.W. Seedy Saturday Elora & Salem, and Fergus Horticultural Society Victoria Park Sr. Centre
April 20 â€“ 22
Fergus Skating Club Ice Show, 12pm-4pm C.W. Community Sportsplex www.fergussc.uplifterinc.com
C.W. Blood Donor Clinic C.W. Community Sportsplex www.blood.ca
Ladies Night C.W. Community Sportsplex www.ralphbasset.com
Guelph & District Kennel Club Dog Show C.W. Community Sportsplex www.ckc.ca
C.W. Blood Donor Clinic Elora Community Centre www.blood.ca
National Tartan Day Concert, 8pm Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca
Free Public Swim to the 1st 40 kids, Sponsor: Newdon Industries C.W Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca
Soldiers of Song: A Tribute To the Dumbells, 8pm Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca
Motown Gold, 8pm Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca
April 14 & 15
Elora Antique Show & Sale Elora Community Centre www.antiqueshowscanada.com
C.W. Blood Donor Clinic C.W. Community Sportsplex www.blood.ca
Victoria Park Senior Centre Retirement Show C.W. Community Sportsplex www.centrewellington.ca
Elora Skating Club Carnival, 11am-2pm Elora Community Centre www.eloraskatingclub.com
Everyone should have the opportunity to participate in recreation programs!
Play Free to 18) (Birth Free to Play aims to help as many children as possible through an easily accessible and confidential fee assistance program. Maximum grant per child, per calendar year is $400, on a first-come, firstserved basis and provided funds are available. For more information, call 519.826.9551 or visit childrensfoundation.org
Township of Centre Wellington HOW TO REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS Registration policies REGISTRATION BEGINS DECEMBER 13
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
Township of Centre Wellington Parks and Recreation Department Box 58 Elora, ON N0B 1S0
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 seniorâ€™s bus trips. 5. Transfers will be accepted prior to 3rd class. No transfers will take place beyond the 3rd class 6. A $20 administration fee will be applied to refunds requested. Disclaimer: Precautions have been taken to ensure correct information, however, if an error occurs with pricing in this book, our registration system will be taken as the correct fee.
BY FAX: 519.843.2565 Visa or Master Card Payments ONLY
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PARTD: D:Waiver Waiver PART Disclaimer: Disclaimer:
hereby the Centre Wellington Parks and & herebyrelease release the Centre Wellington Parks hereby release the Centre Wellington Parks & Recreation Department from all damages arising fromfrom RecreationDepartment Departmentfrom fromall alldamages damagesarising arising Recreation from any accidents or injury which is caused by or arises anyaccidents accidentsor orinjury injurywhich whichisiscaused causedby byor orarises arises any from participation of the applicant hereon or during any fromparticipation participationof ofthe theapplicant applicanthereon hereonor orduring duringany any from program or in any facility where a program is being held. programor orininany anyfacility facilitywhere whereaaprogram programisisbeing being program I understand there is a $45 fee for NSF cheques held.I Iunderstand understandthere thereisisaa$45 $45fee feefor forNSF NSFcheques cheques held. and credit card payments. A $20 administration and credit card payments. A $20 administration fee andwill credit payments. A $20requested. administration fee fee becard applied to refunds willbe beapplied appliedto torefunds refundsrequested. requested. will Parent/Guardian'sSignature: Signature: Parent/Guardian's
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Cancellation Policy: minimum $20.00or or15% 15%fee administration fee willapply applyto toall allcancellations. cancellations. Nocancellations cancellations are Cancellation Policy: A $20.00ofof administration will apply tofee allwill cancellations. No cancellations are accepted within 1 Cancellation Policy: AAminimum $20.00 administration No are accepted within 1 week of course start date. accepted 1 week course start date. week ofwithin course start of date.
Personal Information provided on this form is collected by the Township of Centre Wellington under the authority of the Municipal Act for the purpose of registration in the parks and recreation program with the township. Questions relating to the collection use and disclosure of this personal information may be addressed to the Manager of Programs and Events Services at 550 Belsyde Ave. Fergus or 519.846.9691 x322
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AQUATICS | Pool Information Did you know? Diapers
Free Public Swimming
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.
Newdon Industries LTD. Public Swim will provide free admission to the first 40 children and youth entering the 2:00 pm to 3:55 pm public swim on the first Saturday of each month.
Family swim passes The Township offers an annual Family Swim Pass. This is valid for all drop in swims (lane, public, family, adult leisure, special needs, parent and tot). The cost is $391.00 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.
Hollie Sowinski Remax Public Swim will provide free admission to the first 40 children and youth entering the 2:00-3:55 pm public swim on the third Saturday of each month.
Gift ideas Looking for gift ideas? Why not purchase swim tickets or passes for Aquatic programs? Inquire by phone 519.846.9691 x 903.
PERSONAL ASSISTANT FOR LEISURE ACTIVITIES (PAL) CARD A “PAL” card is available to people with a disability who require assistance to attend Township of Centre Wellington Recreation programs. The “PAL” card is issued to the person with the disability and allows him or her to be accompanied by a friend, relative, support worker, etc., as their support person who participates as an attendant at no additional cost. A support person can be a different person each time but he/she will help the person with a disability with tasks related to communication, mobility, personal care or medical needs, or with access to goods or services. We will continue to admit caregivers volunteering their time to help a person with special needs to our programs free of charge. If you would like to apply for a PAL card to use in neighboring municipalities an application form is available to fill out. There are certain eligibility requirements that must be met
to obtain a PAL Card. Application forms are available from the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave, Fergus ON N1M 3T9, or by contacting Community Services at 519.846.9691 ext 321
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. Call the Supervisor of Aquatic Services at 519.846.9691 x 321 for more information.
Spectators Spectators are welcome to watch from the Aquatic Viewing Gallery. Viewing lessons from the pool deck is not permitted.
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.
AQUATICS | Pool Information Swimming Lesson information: We offer most swimming levels at every lesson time frame. This format of programming allows parents to register multiple children at the same time. Most lessons are 45 minutes in length in order to provide additional practice time for swimmers. In order to coordinate all of our swimmers, instructors will teach multi-level classes. In order to offer a wide range of lesson times we often combine our Swim Kids 7/8/9 & 10 swimming levels in one class. This 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 7:008:00pm, 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.
Private Lessons Private lessons run in the same nine lesson format as all other lessons. If this doesn’t fit your schedule, we do offer “one time” private lessons. When registering online for semi private lessons you can register one child online which will reserve the lesson for you. You will need to contact the Sportsplex to register the second child. For more information call the Supervisor of Aquatic Services, 519.846.9691 x 321.
Swim Lesson Progressions
Children 6 years of age and older must use gender specific change rooms, or the family change room.
Did you know your child may repeat a level multiple times before completing all of the requirements successfully? When registering your children, please ensure you register them in the correct level. Swimming skills build from one level to the next. If your child hasn’t completed a level, he or she may not have the skills required to be successful in the next level.
Swim Lesson Report Cards
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.
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.
Classes with low enrolment will be cancelled approximately 1 week before programs start. Register early to avoid having the program you want cancelled.
Missed Classes If you miss a scheduled lesson we are unable to make them up.
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.
Transfers You can transfer classes prior to the start of the third lesson if there is space available.
Pool Temperatures We have 3 different pools on our deck. They are maintained at the following temperatures: Main Pool– 28 Celsius (82 Fahrenheit) Leisure Pool– 33.5 Celsius (92 Fahrenheit) Whirl Pool – 38 Celsius (100 Fahrenheit)
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AQUATICS | Pool Information Swimming Admittance Swim admission prices: Infant (up to 12 months): FREE
Aquafit admission prices:
Child (1-5 years) One Time: $2.30 10 Swim Tickets: $16.85
Adult (18-55 years) One Time: $7.55 10 Tickets Pass: $69.95
Youth (6-17 years) One Time: $3.35 10 Swim Tickets: $27.80
Senior (55 + years) One Time: $6.80 10 Tickets: $62.45
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) 6 Months: $269.60 One Year: $373.75 Senior (55 + years) 6 Months: $228.00 One Year: $310.75 Family Swim Pass One Year: $391.00 (2 adults, 4 children) Valid for all Swims (Lane, Public, Family, Adult Leisure, Special Needs and Parent & Tot, swims.
Adult (18-55 years) 6 Months: $355.35 One Year: $625.50 Senior (55 + years) 6 Months: $290.50 One Year: $540.70 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 purchase for shorter time frames, (1, 2, 3, 4 month periods). Please inquire at the Sportsplex for costs.
Admission Policy: Children under the age of 10 years may not be admitted to the swimming pool unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 12 years of age and are responsible for their direct supervision with a maximum of 2 children for each parent or guardian. The ratio of non-swimmer to parents or guardian may be increased for children aged 6-9 to a maximum of four bathers to one parent or guardian if life jackets are worn by all non-swimmers in their charge. Children between the ages of 6 and 9 who are swimmers (pass the facility swim test) may be admitted to the swimming pool unaccompanied. Parents/ guardian must be present for the swim test, and remain in the facility for the duration of the swim. Whirlpool: Due to the high temperature, the whirlpool is for use by patrons 16 years of age and older.
Personal Assistant for Leisure Activities (PAL) Card A â€œPALâ€? 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.
AQUATICS | Pool Information Supervision Requirements In order to ensure adequate supervision and to identify children at greater risk, the Township of Centre Wellington is now issuing wristbands during public and family swim sessions.
Ask facility staff for more information.
Age 5 and under
Swim Test Criteria
Parents must be within arms reach at all times in shallow water. Admission Requirements: Always accompanied (parent/guardian 12+) Adult : Child Ratio: 1:2 Band Colour: RED
Competent Swimmer Successfully completed facility swim test. Admission Requirements: Parent/Guardian remains in facility Adult : Child Ratio: N/A Band Colour: GREEN
Age 5 and under
Competent Swimmer Successfully completed facility swim test. Child can use water slide and swim in deep areas. Admission Requirements: Always accompanied (parent/guardian 12+) Adult : Child Ratio: 1:2 Band Colour: YELLOW
If not competent swimmer will be required to stay in shallow water. Admission Requirements: No adult supervision required. Adult : Child Ratio: N/A Band Colour: GREEN
Front swim 6 metres, tread water 20 seconds, front swim 12 metres, tread water 20 seconds, front swim 6 metres. Must make an attempt at over arm recovery with a near horizontal body position. Lifeguards reserve the right to have any swimmer complete the swim test to determine competency to use the deep area of the pool.
Age 6-9 Did not pass facility swim test. Parents must be within arms reach at all times in shallow water. Admission Requirements: Always accompanied (parent/guardian 12+) Adult: Child Ratio: 1:2, 1:4 wearing life jackets Band Colour: RED
Each ratio indicates the maximum number of children that one responsible person (aged 12 or older) is able to supervise. Parent/ guardian must be in proper bathing attire, in the water, actively participating within arms reach at all times.
High-Risk Participants High-risk participants must be in a ratio of 1:1. High-risk participants are defined as those who have a condition or illness that may put them at risk in an aquatic environment (e.g. frequent seizures, fainting conditions, etc) and those who are unable to control behaviour or impulses and require direct supervision.
Swim Test Cards Patrons that have successfully completed the swim test will receive a â€œSwim Test Cardâ€?. Upon future visits to the facility children can present the swim test card to reception staff when paying for the swims and will receive the appropriate colour wristband. A parent / caregiver must be in the facility during the swim. If you forget your swim test card you will be required to complete the swim test again. If at any time a patron with a swim test card is unable to complete the swim test their swim test card will be revoked.
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AQUATICS | Pool Information Swim Descriptions: Lane Swim The Main pool is open for swimmers of any age to swim lengths. For Lane Swims in Bold only one or two lanes are available for lane swimming and other programs will continue to run in the remainder of the pool. Get in shape by swimming and join the “In motion” Swim Challenge! For more details ask our staff at the Sportsplex! Deep Water Running Two Lanes in the main pool will be dedicated to deep water running. Enjoy the physical benefits of running without the impact on your joints. This is not an instructed program. Water Walking The shallow area of the pool is open for water walking. Enjoy the physical benefits of walking without the impact on your joints. This is not an instructed program. Public Swim Come enjoy time in the pool. All the pools and the waterslide are open. A lane will be designated for those wanting to swim lengths. Admission policy is in effect for all swims. *Friday evenings the waterslide closes at 7:30pm. Parent and Tot Swim Parents or caregivers can come and swim with their children in our leisure pool (the slide does not run).Children are to be accompanied by an adult. These swims are combined with our 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.
Winter 2018 These swim times will be in effect from Saturday February 3 through Sunday April 15. Our admission policy is in effect for all swims.
Please make note of these additional schedule changes:
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.
Closures: Friday March 30, Monday April 2nd (Easter)
Special Needs Swim Adults, seniors, and children are welcome. Any caregiver volunteering their time to help a person with special needs is admitted free (1 caregiver per person). These swims are combined with our parent and tot swims and take place in our leisure pool, which is maintained at 33.5 degrees celsius (92F). Please note, during some morning swims the pool may be shared with other programs for short periods of time. The main pool will be available on Thursdays from 11:00-11:45am.
Holiday Hours: Monday February 19th (Family Day)
Therapy Swim All three pools are available for you to do your own self-guided therapeutic exercises Check out our Movement Enhancement, Arthritis and Rehabilitation Aquafit programs for instructed classes. 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 17, March 17, April 21)
Schedule Changes: Tuesday January 30 the Aquatic Centre will be closed from 12:003:30pm, Tuesday February 6th the Aquatic Centre will be closed from 1:00-3:30pm
School Board PA Days: Friday January. 26th, the afternoon Adult Leisure, Parent and Tot Swim (2:00-3:30) will be combined with a Public Swim. The slide will be closed. Newdon Public Swims: On the first Saturday of each month the first 40 children and youth will be admitted free of charge to the 2:00-3:55pm public swim, courtesy of Newdon Industries ltd. (February 3, March 3, April 7) December Holiday Schedule: Please see the separate schedule for Swimming hours between December 23 to January 5. March Break Schedule: Monday March 12th - Friday March 16th there are daily public swims from 2:00-3:55pm. The waterslide will close at 3:00pm. The Adult Leisure swim will be offered from 1:00-2:00pm.
AQUATICS | Pool Swim Schedule MONDAY: Whirlpool:
6:30-8:45 9:45-10:00 10:45-11:00 11:45-12:55 2:00-3:30 8:45-9:30
6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 8:00-8:45 PM 8:45-9:30 PM
Deep Water Running: 10:45-11:45
AM AM AM PM PM PM
Shallow Water Walking: 9:45-10:45 AM
Whirlpool: 6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 6:30-7:55 PM Lane Swim: 6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 6:30-7:55 PM Deep Water Running: 10:45-11:45 AM Shallow Water Walking: 9:45-10:45 AM Public Swim: *6:30-7:55 PM Parent and Tot Swim: 12:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 2:00-3:30 PM Special Needs Swim: 12:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM
6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 8:00-9:30 PM
Lane Swim: 6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM 8:00-9:30 PM Deep Water Running: 10:45-11:45
Shallow Water Walking: 9:45-11:45 AM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM
Parent and Tot Swim: Adult Leisure Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM 10:45-11:45 AM 2:00-3:30 PM 2:00-3:30 PM Adult Leisure Swim: Special Needs Swim: 2:00-3:30 PM 11:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM Special Needs Swim: Therapy Swim: 2:00-3:30 PM 11:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM Therapy Swim: 2:00-3:30 PM
TUESDAY: Whirlpool: 9:30-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 8:45-9:30 PM Lane Swim:
9:30-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 8:00-8:45 PM 8:45-9:30 PM
Whirlpool: 9:30-10:00 AM 10:45-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 8:45-9:30 PM Lane Swim: 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 8:00-8:45 PM 8:45-9:30 PM Deep Water Running: 10:45-11:45
Therapy Swim: 2:00-3:30 PM
Shallow Water Walking: 9:45-11:45 AM
Lane Swim: 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:45-12:55 PM Family Swim: 1:00-3:55 PM Special Needs Swim: 11:45-12:55 PM
Parent and Tot Swim: 10:00-12:00 PM
Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM 5:00-7:55 PM
Lane Swim: 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM
Special Needs Swim: 10:00-12:00 PM
Adult Leisure Swim: 10:45-11:45 AM
Parent and Tot Swim: 11:45-12:55 PM
Special Needs Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM 5:00-7:55 PM
Family Swim: 1:00-3:55 PM
Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM
Special Needs Swim: 11:45-12:55 PM
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AQUATICS | Pool Swim Schedule
December 23 2017 - January 5 2018
SATURDAY Dec. 23
THURSDAY Dec. 28
11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM
11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM
Whirlpool: 9:30-10:00 AM 10:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 2:00-3:55 PM
Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:45-1:00 PM Family Swim: 1:00-2:00 PM Special Needs Swim:
SUNDAY Dec. 24 Closed
Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM
TUESDAY Dec. 26 Closed
WEDNESDAY Dec. 27 6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM
Lane Swim: 6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM PM
Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 10:45-11:45 AM 1:00-2:00 PM Special Needs Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM
Special Needs Swim: 11:45-1:00 PM
SUNDAY Dec. 31 Whirlpool: 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
Adult Leisure Swim: 10:45-11:45 AM
Parent and Tot Swim: 11:45-1:00 PM
Special Needs Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM
Family Swim: 1:00-2:00 PM
Whirlpool: 6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM
Public Swim: 2:00-3:55
Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM
FRIDAY Dec. 29
MONDAY Dec. 25
Lane Swim: 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 2:00-3:55 PM
Family Swim: 1:00-2:00 PM
Lane Swim: 6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 1:00-2:00 PM
Special Needs Swim: 11:45-1:00 PM
MONDAY Jan. 1 Closed
TUESDAY Jan. 2 Whirlpool:
9:30-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 2:00-3:55 PM 8:45-9:30 PM
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
Special Needs Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM
Parent and Tot Swim: 10:00-1:00 PM
SATURDAY Dec. 30
Special Needs Swim: 10:00-1:00 PM
Whirlpool: 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 Parent and Tot Swim: 11:45-1:00 PM
For Public Swims: The water slide will close at 3:00 PM. The pool at the bottom of the slide will be available for swimming from 3:00 -4:00 PM. For Lane Swims in BOLD, the pool is shared with other programs. At least 1 lane will be available for swimming lengths.
AQUATICS | Pool Swim Schedule
January 3 - 6 2018
WEDNESDAY Jan. 3
THURSDAY Jan. 4
FRIDAY Jan. 5
Whirlpool: 9:30-10:00 AM 10:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 2:00-3:55 PM 8:45-9:30 PM
Whirlpool: 6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM 8:00-9:30 PM
6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM 8:00-9:30 PM
Lane Swim: 6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM 8:00-9:30 PM Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 10:45-11:45 AM 1:00-2:00 PM
8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 2:00-3:55 PM 8:00-9:30 PM 8:45-9:30 PM
Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 10:45-11:45 AM Special Needs Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM
Special Needs Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM
Lane Swim: 6:30-8:45 AM 8:45-11:45 AM 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM 6:30-8:00 PM Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 1:00-2:00 PM Special Needs Swim: 11:00-1:00 PM
ALL CHILDREN SHOULD LEARN TO SWIM ... Thanks to our generous sponsors in 2017, all grade 3 students in Centre Wellington & area were able to participate in FREE swimming lessons to attempt to meet the following swim to survive standards: ROLL into deep water TREAD water for one minute SWIM 50 metres Participating schools: James McQueen, Salem, Drayton Heights, Kenilworth, Arthur, Rockwood, St. Joseph Fergus
Fergus Mount Forest Elora
Arthur Belwood Rockwood
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THE TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON REQUIRES:
AQUATIC INSTRUCTORS, GUARDS AND AQUAFIT INSTRUCTORS TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT Centre Wellington’s Community
Services Department is accepting resumes for Assistant Instructor, Instructor
and Lifeguard. (Spring Session)
BAGGED LEAF COLLECTION JOB REQUIREMENTS:
cture Services Department will be picking up bagged leaves only er leaf bags),Assistant in Elora, Salem and Fergus beginning week of Instructor: Assist thethe instructor during the instructional program. Perform minor first aid and assist h, until November 24, 2017. Place bagged leaves within one metre in emergencies as required. Represents the Township of Centre Wellington in a consistent, positive manner, dge. Leaves raked to the curbside or bags that contain sticks, ownership of programs, facility and meeting customer service expectations. er waste will through not be picked up.
s can be dropped off at the Public Works Yard at 600 Glengarry Instructor: Instruct assigned classes in accordance to the governing body’s (Red Cross, Lifesaving Society s OR the Public Works Yard at 100 Park Rd, Elora on Saturday and14,the of Centre m 8 a.m. to 12standards p.m. on October 21, Township 28 and November 4. LeavesWellington expectations. Represents the Township of Centre Wellington ed off in bagsin or inabulk. consistent, positive manner, through ownership of program, facility and meeting customer service
expectations. es may also be taken to Gerrie’s Garden Centre at 7646 Colborne a nominal fee. Brush, limbs and sticks can be taken to the Belwood tion. Garden Lifeguard: waste, potted Maintain plants, pumpkins can be taken andetc., enforce hightosafety or Elora Transfer Station.
standards at all times. Lifeguard as requested and assume all responsibilities of a guard ie. guard alert, rotation through facility change rooms. Represents the Township Wellington in a consistent, positive manner, through ownership of programs, facility and meeting Tips of for Centre Compost and Mulching customer service expectations.
cture Services Department encourages, where possible, mulching mower. Valuable nutrients will be returned to the soil in a form that Aquafit the Instructor: Instruct assigned classes in accordance to the governing body’s by plants. Spreading mulched leaves in flowerbeds will help from damaging sensitive and the perennials. Township of Centre Wellington expectations. Represents the Township
(WaterArt, CALA standards of Centre Wellington in a consistent, positive manner, through ownership of program, facility and meeting customer service expectations. ting is also encouraged. Using standard composting methods, add
rnating green (green leaves and plants) and brown materials (dried lants) to your compost pile and layer with garden soil or compost. In QUALIFICATIONS: ou will have a nutrient rich supply of compost to use on your lawn
Assistant Instructor: Minimum requirement – Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI), Bronze Cross
and compost in your garden and flowerbeds will help conserve soil Instructor / Guard: requirement d will return nutrients to the soil providingMinimum beautiful gardens that will watering and maintenance. “C” all current within 2 years
– National Lifeguard, Red Cross instructors, Standard First Aid, CPR
ve any questions, please contact 519-846-9691 x379 or visit Aquafit Instructor: Minimum requirement wellington.ca/trees
– Aquafit Certification from a Nationally recognized provider (ie WaterArt, CALA, YMCA) current within 2 years For all positions, experience and additional certifications will be considered when determining employment offers. Please include a photocopy of all required certifications when applying. Full Job Descriptions are available at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex by contacting the Aquatics Department. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a complete resume detailing education, experience and references to: Centre Wellington Community Services ATTENTION: Bruce Parkin, Aquatics Employment By Email: email@example.com 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: Friday March 9th 2018 – 4:00pm Information gathered relative to this position is done so in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act & will only be used for candidate selection. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance. We thank all those that apply; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
AQUATICS | Aquafit Schedule Aquafit Descriptions (classes geared to adults 18yrs +): General Aquafit Use the resistance of water to assist in a quality low impact workout. The option of deep water aquafit will be made available to those interested in it. Deep Water Aquafit Enjoy the benefits of an aquafit workout with no impact on joints. Floatation belts are provided, comfort in deep water is required. Rehabilitation Aquafit These classes, taught in our warm leisure pool, can assist with recovery, increase flexibility and range of motion faster and with less stress on the body than a typical post rehabilitation exercise class. Arthritis Aquafit This class is specifically designed for those dealing with Arthritis. These classes are taught in our leisure pool. Exercising in warm water can maintain and improve your mobility through range of motion exercises. Movement Enhancement: This class is held in our leisure pool and is geared to participants with Arthritis and other mobility issues. We will teach a variety of range of motion exercise to help maintain and improving your mobility and flexibility. Diaperfit A pre registered aquafit class designed for parents and their babies (babies must have established neck support). The first 30 minutes is an Aquafit class in the main pool for the parent. (Babies float in a specially designed boat beside their parent). The last 15 minutes is a structured parent and tot class in the leisure pool. Participants need to register for this program.
MONDAY: General Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM 8:00-8:45 PM Deep Water Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Arthritis Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM 10:00-10:45 AM
Winter 2018 THURSDAY: General Aquafit: 8:45-9:30 AM 8:00-8:45 PM Deep Water Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Arthritis Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM 10:00-10:45 AM
Movement Enhancement: 1:00-1:45 PM
General Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM
General Aquafit: 8:45-9:30 AM 8:00-8:45 PM
Deep Water Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM
Deep Water Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Arthritis Aquafit: 1:00-1:45 PM 7:00-7:45 PM
WEDNESDAY: General Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM Deep Water Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Rehabilitation Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Arthritis Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM Movement Enhancement: 1:00-1:45 PM
Rehabilitation Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Arthritis Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 AM Movement Enhancement: 1:00-1:45 PM These Aquafit times will be in effect from Monday February 5th until Friday April 13th 2018. All Classes are led by Certified instructors. Pre registered Aquafit classes are listed below. Classes cancelled: Monday February 19, Friday March 30, Monday April 2
PRE-REGISTERED AQUAFIT - Winter 2018 Pre registered Aquafit programs allow our instructors to build more personalized programs. Classes are free for participants with aquafit memberships, but registration is required. See class descriptions above. Diaperfit Monday, 11:00-11:45pm (9 Classes): Feb 5 - Apr 16 Cancelled: Feb 19, April 2 Adult: $78.30 Diaperfit Thursday, 2:00-2:45pm (9 Classes): Feb 8 - Apr 12 Cancelled: March 15 Adult: $78.30
Diaperfit Friday, 11:15-12:00pm (9 Classes): Feb 9- Apr 13 Cancelled: March 30 Adult: $78.30 Pre-Registered Arthritis Aquafit Friday, 11:00-11:45am (9 Classes): Feb 9- Apr 13 Cancelled: March 30 Adult: $62.95 Senior: $56.25
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AQUATICS | Swimming Preschool STARFISH (4-12 months) $70.75 Babies and caregivers experience buoyancy, movement, submersion (optional),songs and play. DUCK (12-24 months) $70.75 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) $70.75 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) $70.75 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) $78.25 Swimmers further develop basic floats, and glides, opening eyes underwater and a 1m distance swim. Caregivers observe from the viewing gallery.
(3-5 years) $78.25 Swimmers work on completing front and back floats and glides unassisted and jumping into chest-deep water. Swimmers will be able to complete a 2m swim upon completion.
(3-6 years) $78.25 Swimmers will complete a 5m distance swim, work on kicking and glides independently, float in deep water and swim with a PFD.
(3-6 years) $78.25 Swimmers develop front and back glides, front and back swim, begin using rhythmic breathing, jump into deep water, and complete a 10m distance swim.
(3-6 years) $78.25 Swimmers increase distance for front and back glides, and front and back swim. Swimmers learn sitting dives and will be able to swim 15m continuously upon completion.
RED CROSS SWIM PRESCHOOL TO AGES 5-13 CONVERSION Starfish Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Duck Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Sea Turtle Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Otter Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Sea Otter Level Complete or Incomplete Red Cross Level 1 Salamander Level Complete or Incomplete Enroll in Red Cross Level 1 Sunfish Level Incomplete - Red Cross Level 1 Complete - Red Cross Level 2 Crocodile Level Incomplete - Red Cross Level 2 Complete - Red Cross Level 3 Whale Level Incomplete - Red Cross Level 3 Complete - Red Cross Level 4
AQUATICS | Swimming Ages 5-13 RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 1 - $78.25 (5+ years) Swimmers develop front and back float, front and back glide and flutter kick. Swimmers work on entries and exits and build endurance by completing a 5m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 2 - $78.25 (5+ years) Swimmers further develop front and back glide with kick, develop front swim, complete assisted deep-water activities and a 10m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 3 - $78.25 (5+ years) Swimmers increase distance on front and back glide with flutter kick, float in deep water and wear a PFD in deep water. Swimmers learn sitting dives, and complete a 15m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 4 - $78.25 (5+ years) Swimmers develop front crawl and learn back swim with shoulder roll. Swimmers work on deep water activities including the kneeling dive and build endurance by completing a 25m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 5 - $78.25 (5+ years) Swimmers further develop front crawl, learn back crawl and are introduced to whip kick on their back. Swimmers complete one minute of treading water and stride dive. Endurance is developed through a 50m distance swim.
RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 6 - $78.25 (5+ years) Swimmers increase the distance for front and back crawl (25 m), learn elementary backstroke and dolphin kick. Swimmers are able to complete 1 ½ minutes of treading water, front dive and a 75m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 7 - $85.75 (5+ years) Swimmers increase the distance for front and back crawl (50m), and increase distance for elementary backstroke. Swimmers are introduced to whip kick on front and stride entry, and complete a 150m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 8 - $85.75 (5+ years) Swimmers increase distance for front and back crawl (75m), and elementary backstroke (25m). Swimmers are introduced to breaststroke and develop eggbeater techniques and complete a 300m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS
LEVEL 9 - $85.75 (5+ years) Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (100m), elementary backstroke and refine their breaststroke. Swimmers learn sidestroke kick, perform headfirst surface dives and complete a distance swim of 400m.
RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 10 - $85.75 (5+ years) Swimmers further refine front and back crawl, and increase distance for elementary backstroke and breaststroke (50m). Swimmers learn sidestroke, perform vertical dolphin kick and complete a 500m distance swim.
What do I need to become a Lifeguard? To Become a Lifeguard Bronze Medallion / Emergency First Aid – CPR B Bronze Cross (pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion, (pre-requisite: 13 years of age OR Bronze Star) Bronze Cross (Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid) Standard First Aid – CPR C (Must be from LSS, RC, St. John, OR CDN Ski Patrol) National Lifeguard Service (NL) (16 years of Age, Standard First Aid, Bronze Cross)
What do I need to become an Instructor? To Become an Instructor Bronze Cross (pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid) Water Safety Instructor Course (WSI)(pre-requisite: 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
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AQUATICS | Swimming Lessons
Private Lessons: 1:00-1:30 PM 1:30-2:00 PM 4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 7:15-7:45 PM
Adapted Aquatics: 4:00-4:30 PM 6:00-6:30 PM
Adapted Aquatics: 4:00-4:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 5:30-6:00 PM
Feb 5 - Apr 16 Cancellations: Feb 19, April 2
Starfish: 6:30-7:00 PM Duck: 5:30-6:00 PM Sea Turtle:
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
Feb 6 - Apr 10 Cancellations: Mar. 13
Feb 7 - April 11 Cancellations: Mar. 14
Private Lessons: 4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM Starfish:
12:30-1:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM
Duck: 12:00-12:30 PM 6:30-7:00 PM Sea Turtle:
5:30-6:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM
Swim Kids 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6:
4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM
Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 3:45-4:30 PM 4:30-5:15 PM 5:15-6:00 PM
Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:
4:00-5:00 PM 5:00-6:00 PM 7:00-8:00 PM
Swim Kids 3:45-4:30 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: 4:30-5:15 5:15-6:00
PM PM PM
Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:
6:00-7:00 PM Bronze Star:
Private Lessons: 1:00-1:30 PM 1:30-2:00 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 6:30-7:00 PM 7:15-7:45 PM Starfish: 6:30-7:00 PM Duck:
4:30-5:00 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 6:00-6:30 PM
Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 1:05-1:50 PM 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM Swim Kids 1, 2, 3, 4:
4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM
Swim Kids 5, 6:
4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM 7:15-8:00 PM
Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:
4:00-5:00 PM 7:00-8:00 PM
AQUATICS | Swimming Lessons
Private Lessons: 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
Adapted Aquatics: 4:00-4:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM
Adapted Aquatics: 9:00-9:30 AM
Feb 8- Apr 12 Cancellations: Mar. 15
Feb 9 - Apr 13 Cancellations: Mar. 30
2:30-3:00 PM 4:30-5:00 PM
2:30-3:00 PM 4:00-4:30 PM
1:00-1:30 PM 5:30-6:00 PM
Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 1:00-1:45 PM Aqua Adults:
Bronze Medallion: 4:00-7:00
Feb 10 - Apr 7 Cancellations: none
Private Lessons: 4:00- 4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM
Private Lessons: 9:00- 9:30 AM 9:30-10:00 AM 10:00-10:30 AM 11:00-11:30 AM Starfish: 11:00-11:30 AM
Starfish: 5:00-5:30 PM
Duck: 9:00-9:30 AM
Duck: 4:30-5:00 PM
9:00-9:30 AM 10:30-11:00 AM
Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 4:00-4:45 PM 4:45-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM Swim Kids 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6:
4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15
PM PM PM
Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:
Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 9:30-10:15 AM 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM Swim Kids: 9:30-10:15 AM 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: 10:15-11:00 AM 11:00-11:45 AM Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:
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AQUATICS | Swimming Lessons
Additional Aquatic Programs
Feb 4 - April 8 Cancellations: April. 1 Adapted Aquatics: 6:30-7:00 PM Private Lessons: 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 Starfish:
Duck: 5:45-6:15 PM Sea Turtle:
Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 5:00-5:45 PM 5:45-6:30 PM 6:30-7:15 PM Swim Kids 5:00-5:45 PM 1, 2, 3, 4: 5:45-6:30 PM 6:30-7:15 PM Swim Kids 5, 6: 5:00-5:45 PM 7:30-8:00 PM Swim Kids 7, 8, 9 10:
5:00-6:00 PM 7:30-8:00 PM
ADAPTED AQUATICS $70.75 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 pages 23 -25 for class days and times.
Teen and Adult Lessons Teen lessons are offered on Sunday evenings between 7:15-8:00pm. Adult lessons are offered on Sunday evenings between 7:15-8:00 and Thursday afternoons between 1:452:30pm. See the Lesson Schedule on pages 23 and 24 for class days and times.
AQUA TEENS 1 / AQUA ADULTS 1 Teens $80.40 Adults $95.40 Develop comfort in the water through the attainment of basic flotation, movement and breathing skills.
AQUA TEENS 2 / AQUA ADULTS 2 Teens $80.40 Adults $95.40 Develop one or more swimming strokes and enhance water safety knowledge and rescue techniques.
AQUA TEENS 3 / AQUA ADULTS 3 Teens $80.40 Adults $95.40 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.
PRIVATE LESSONS Private $189.75 for 9 lessons; Semi Private $128.60 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.
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AQUATICS | Advanced Leadership Lifesaving & Swimming Instructor Courses Please Note: 100% attendance is required for all leadership courses. Check your calendar to ensure you are able to attend all classes. Refunds will not be issued.
FACILITATING YOUR CHILD’S AQUATIC CAREER – FREE Would you like your Daughter or Son to become a Lifeguard or Swimming instructor? Would you like to get certified yourself? Come to this session to find out about the different Aquatic employment opportunities that are available at our Aquatic Centre. Learn about when to start, the courses you need to take, the volunteer opportunities available, our hiring process, and what makes working in Aquatics a rewarding job! This program is free of charge, but please register in advance. Winter clinic: February 3: 1200-2:00pm Spring clinic: April 7: 12:00-2:00pm
BRONZE STAR / BASIC FIRST AID - $104.50 Pre-requisite: Recommended age 12 Too young for Bronze Medallion? Get a head start by taking Bronze Star! Have lots of fun while learning first aid skills, life guarding techniques and swim training. Basic First Aid is included in the course. Dates: Sunday 5:00-6:30pm Dates: February 4 – April 8 (Cancelled April 1)
BRONZE MEDALLION / EMERGENCY FIRST AID $178.50 (Fee Includes Manual) Pre-requisite: 13 years of age (prior to exam) or Bronze Star. This course develops physical fitness, decision making and judgment skills for water rescue. First aid, 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: Thursdays 4:00-7:00pm Dates February 8 – April 12 (no class March 15)
BRONZE CROSS - $178.50 (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 Dates February 8 – April 12 (no class March 15)
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 23-25 for lesson dates and times. ROOKIE PATROL - $85.75 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 RANGER PATROL- $85.75 Ranger Patrol features a timed 200m swim, 100m fitness medley and support/carrying a 5 lb weight. Content is challenging but achievable with effort. Skill drills enhance capability in the water including a non-contact rescue STAR PATROL - $85.75 Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Content features 300m swims, 600m workouts; swim with clothes; defense methods; support and carry 10lb weight. Scene assessment and a towing rescue are introduced. Star Patrol is excellent preparation for the Bronze Star Award.
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AQUATICS | Advanced Leadership Lifesaving & Swimming Instructor Courses AQUATIC VOLUNTEER CLINIC – Free Pre-requisite: Bronze Cross. This clinic is a requirement for people looking to volunteer with our Learn-to-Swim program. In this two hour clinic we will introduce some teaching methods to you and show you how to use these techniques while volunteering. Volunteer hours can be used toward your High School Volunteer hours. This program is free of charge, but please register in advance. Winter – February 3 12:00-2:00pm Spring – Saturday April 7 12:002:00pm
WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE (WSI) - $377.50 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 13: 9:00-6:00pm – Skills evaluation March 23: 6:00pm – 10:00pm – Pool and Classroom
KAYAK Are you looking for a chance to brush up on your Kayaking skills this winter? Come out to our Kayaking sessions Sunday evenings for “unstructured” kayaking time in the main pool. You must supply your own Kayak. Enter through the East Doors (by the Whirl Pool). Payment will be taken on Deck. This is not an instructed program, Sunday evenings, 4:00 – 5:00pm December 3 - March 4 (Cancelled Dec 24, Dec 31) Regular Admission rates apply.
March 24: 9:00-6:00pm – Pool and Classroom April 6: 6:00-10:00pm – Pool and Classroom April 7: 9:00-6:00pm – Pool and Classroom
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ELORA & DISTRICT SKATING CLUB FALL & WINTER SKATING PROGRAMS PreCANSKATE 3-4 year olds
CANSKATE ages 5 & up
TUESDAY 5:30-6:00 PM
FRIDAY 6:00-6:30 PM
TUESDAY 5:30-6:20 PM
FRIDAY 6:00-6:50 PM
TUESDAY NIGHT, FRIDAY NIGHT & SUNDAY MORNINGS
ADULT for fun & exercise
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A GRAND NEW START Presenting the 2018 Season
It is with great pleasure that I offer up to you the remaining two shows that make up the first season of presented events at the Fergus Grand Theatre. Our theme for the season is “Canada: now and then...” and it’s a nod not only to the Canada 150 celebrations that are going on throughout the country but also to the renewed commitment by many Canadians to rediscover and reinterpret some of the stories and aspects of our history that have been overlooked or forgotten. I’ve chosen these shows because I think you’ll like them, and because I think they speak to who we are as Canadians: proud, creative, inclusive, tolerant, resourceful, and always ready to have a little fun. See you at the theatre,
Sugar & GOLD
DIANA BRAITHWAITE & CHRIS WHITELEY
Eric Goudie Theatre Coordinator Fergus Grand Theatre
February 17, 2018
April 27, 2018
Stories of the Underground Railroad
A Tribute to Dumbells
Beginning with the story of the sugar and gold trade in the 1600’s this captivating new musical weaves a story through the centuries. The show is written by Diana Braithwaite, a direct descendant of the first fugitives who arrived in Canada from America. Rare photographs and unique images provide a rich historical backdrop to the production while a colourful and enchanting musical score with original songs written by Braithwaite and her partner, award winning composer Chris Whiteley, embellish the story with an uplifting musical soundscape.
If nationhood was won on the crest of Vimy Ridge, it was the Dumbells who provided the country with its earliest soundtrack. Formed by members of the Canadian Army’s Third Division— and named for the dumbell in the division’s emblem—The Dumbells bolstered troop morale during the First World War with live “concert parties” featuring irreverent humour that often skewered senior officers and the military system itself. This show recreates and celebrates the music, mirth and memories of these nearly-forgotten Canadian entertainers.
All shows begin at 8pm | Single tickets: $35 each
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Get involved at the Grand Call 519.846.9691 x201 Fergus Grand Theatre | 244 St. Andrew St. W., Fergus
Rental Information A part of the community since 1928, the Fergus Grand Theatre is rented out year-round to individuals and organizations who use the building to stage a variety of artistic, cultural, corporate, and charitbale events. New rental inquiries are always welcome, and staff are happy to assist with preparations for your event.
Volunteer with us! The Fergus Grand Theatre relies on a small but dedicated group of volunteers to provide theatregoers with a full range of audience services. Currently we are accepting applications for the following positions: • • •
Usher Consession Manager House Manager
Drop in and see us to pick up an application or visit the Volunteers page on our website. No experience necessary!
Other Events James Hill and Anne Janelle January 18 Coraline/The Giver January 24 Phantom of the Opera: Silent Movie Concert January 25 Buddy Holly’s Rockin’ Dance Party January 27 In-laws, Outlaws, and Other People (who should be shot) February 2-11 The Fitzgeralds February 16 Kings of Classic Country March 4 National Tartan Day Concert April 6 Motown Gold April 28
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
/month incl. HST
*Classes held in weight room SAT.
6:007:00 AM 7:008:00 AM 8:009:00 AM
9:0010:00 AM 9:1510:15 AM
10:0011:00 AM 4:305:30 PM 4:455:45 PM 5:006:00 PM 6:007:00 PM
Spin Class Schedule with Wendy Armstrong All Spin Classes require pre registration. Please see page 35 for dates and pricing.
6:157:00 AM 9:1510:00 AM 7:158:00 PM
Spin Spin Spin
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Small Group Training is a simple and athletic program drawing from all four elements of fitness: cardio, strength, balance and flexibility
is an energetic cardio workout using the STEP to train fitness, agility, coordination and strength
is an athletic mind-body program including fundamentals from yoga and pilates set to emotive music
is an explosive MMA cardio and strength workout
These classes focus on creating movement skills and patterns that enhance the participant's ability to achieve their personal goals. Whether it's movement loaded with weights or utilizing your own body weight, these functional fitness classes use intergrated full body movements to achieve results. Expect to work hard and have fun. Please note - these classes are held in the weight room
Ball Fit with LIanne Kaminski This class uses the stability ball, medicine balls and/or small Pilates type balls and dumbbells for a total body workout. Focus is placed upon strengthening your core musculature with a variety of exercises followed by an extra, long stretch for flexibility and relaxation
Spin with Wendy Armstrong is a dance-inspired fitness workout that draws on a variety of dance styles including club, urban and Latin
is a results driven strength training workout utilizing an adjustable barbell, weight plates, and body weight
is a thrilling cardio workout inspired by outdoor cycling
R30® will get you fitter and feeling better in only 30 minutes. It’s a cardio workout that is as easy as riding a bike.
Group Core® trains you like an athlete in 30 actionpacked minutes. A strong core, from your shoulders to your hips, will improve your athletic performance, help prevent back pain, and give you ripped abs!
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 $76.90 Jan 8 to Mar 26 (12 classes) (No class on Feb 19. Family Day.). Tuesdays 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm $83.90 Jan 9 to Mar 27 (12 classes) Thursdays 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm $83.90 Jan 11 to Mar 29 (12 classes) Fridays 6:15 am to 7:00 am $83.90 Jan 5 to Mar 23 (12 classes) (No classes Mar 30. Good Friday.)
Weight Room Hours Sunday - Friday: 6:00 am to 10:30 pm Saturday: 6:00 am to 9:00 pm
We Offer: • • • • • • • •
Large weight room facility Free weight room orientation Membership holds available Pro rated memberships Drop in available Personal Training available Showers and Saunas NEW: Security Access Card now included in membership
Prices include HST
5 Flat Fee
Adults Fees 1 month .............. $50.35 3 months ............ $150.80 6 months ............ $269.60 1 year ................. $373.75
Senior and Students
16+ 55+ 1 month .............. 3 months ............ 6 months ............ 1 year .................
42.10 127.00 $ 228.00 $ 310.75 $
A $20 administration fee will apply to all cancellations
ONE MONTH TRIAL
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It’s all here in one location ... fitness classes, weight room facilities and more! Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex 519.846.9691 x903 Page 36 www.centrewellington.ca
Wendy Armstrong Certified Personal & Group Trainer, In home & gym training
RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER 2018 FUNDRAISING CLASSES TRX Strength - Sundays 9 a.m. January 7, 14, 21, 28 SPIN - Sundays, 10:30 a.m. January 7, 14, 21, 28 Please contact me to register for one or all and support this cause. All proceeds from these classes will be donated. Please support your local Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer Team
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Armstrong Fitness FOR BETTER BALANCE IN HEALTH, WORK AND LIFE! TRX TOTAL BODY STRENGTH & TONE Thursday 9am, 4:30pm, 5:45pm. New Session January 11. PILATES - Tuesday 9am. New session January 9th. PILATES/CORE & MORE Monday 7pm. New session January 8th. 6 WEEK BOOTCAMPS Circuit Training - January 10. 7pm H.I.I.T. - January 6. 8am
CELL: 519-994-0-FIT (0348) email@example.com www.wendy4fitness.com
Arbonne Consultant: wendyarmstrongfergus.arbonne.com
YOGA At St. James All Welcome! St. James Anglican Church, 171 Queen St. E., Fergus
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Gentle Yoga Flow, All Levels Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Gentle Yoga Flow, All Levels Saturdays, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Kind & Strong Vinyasa Flow spaciousplaceyoga.com Anna Mark 90 min Classes $15 Drop-In or Pre-Register See Website for Details and Pricing
KAREN MURTAGH YOGA & AYURVEDA
YOGA CLASSES SESSION BEGINS IN JANUARY TUESDAYS 9-10:00am Yoga for Most of Us
(begins January 9) ¯ A gentle but effective yoga class building strength
THURSDAYS 9-10:30am Not Your Daughter’s Yoga
(begins January 11) ¯ A moderate class with a “slow down a bit already” approach to yoga
Caring for our Community! Providing expert guidance in exercise and rehabilitation 805 Tower St. S. Fergus
www.grandriverphysio.net CONTACT: KAREN@KARENMURTAGH.CA | 519.803.0663 WWW.KARENMURTAGH.CA FOR DETAILS MELVILLE UNITED CHURCH 300 ST. ANDREW ST. W., FERGUS
Serving the C-W Community since 1999
IN HOME, STUDIO, GYM, POOL PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING (519) 820-0704 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Fitness Consulting; Post Rehab Programs; Injury prevention programs; Water Therapy Programs; Core Conditioning Programs; Sport Specific Programs
Certified Personal Trainer (over 20 years experience)
Winter Pilates Classes: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays (mornings, afternoons & evenings)
Aqua Rehab & Arthritis Aquafit Instructor Specialist
Ankle/Knee & Hip Replacements
Pilates Post Rehab Specialist Pilates Mat/Reformer & Movement Specialist
Call or Email to Register or for more information. Offering: Private & Semi Private Pilates for Mat & Reformer Sessions Private Water OR Group Classes for Rehab, Arthritis & Aquafit (your pool or Sportsplex pool) Living Fit Helps: • Osteoporosis • Arthritis • Diabetes • Parkinson’s Disease • Stroke
• Multiple Sclerosis • And many other medical conditions for better living
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Skating SCHEDULE 670 Gzowski, Fergus ON
Cancellations dates & schedule changes will be posted at both facilities
Elora Community Centre
C.W. Community Sportsplex
Public Skating Saturday, 2:00 - 3:00pm Saturday, 2:30 - 3:30pm Sunday, 1:00 - 2:00pm
Monday & Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:00pm Tuesday,1:00 - 2:00pm Thursday, 11:00 - 12:00pm
Adult Skate ESA-7000955
Industrial • Commercial • Residential • Farm Bucket & Auger Truck • Pole Line Installations
PO Box 69, 588 Glengarry Cres., Fergus ON N1M 2W7 Bill Rowe • Dave Rowe (519) 843-5494 roweelectric.ca Serving Fergus & Area Since 1983
Home School Skate Home School Shinny
Monday, 10:00 - 11:00am
65+ Senior Shinny
Tuesdays, 11:00 - 12:00pm
Friday, 10:30 - 11:30pm
Figure Skating Shinny
Elora Community Centre
Friday, 12:00 - 1:00pm Friday, 10:30 - 11:30am
CW Community Sportsplex
Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Senior Shinny Hockey
holiday FREE SKATE
Monday, 2:00 - 3:00pm (Pad A)
Ladies Shinny Hockey
Monday, 2:00 - 3:00pm (Pad B)
Adult Shinny Monday & Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:00pm Hockey
Adult & Tot Skate
Sunday, 4:30 - 5:30pm
Monday & Wednesdays, Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:00am 11:00 - 12:00pm & 2:00 - 3:00pm & 2:00 - 3:00pm Thursday, 10:00 - 11:00am Free Admission Free Admission Monday & Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00am Free Admission
Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 - 10:00am Free Admission Monday, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Rules and Regulations Public Skating: Skate aids may now be used during the following skates only: Fergus: Sundays 4:30-5:30 | Elora: Sundays 1:00-2:00 Tot Shinny: Sticks & pucks are allowed on the ice only during Tot Shinny. 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 $3.10/Skater, Family of 4 $10.20, Extra skater $1.00, Book of 10 Skating Tickets $25.50 Shinny $5.10. Book of 10 Tickets $45.90
2018 2018 CWMLA CWMLA Mohawks Mohawks Registration Registration Canada’s Canada’s National National Summer Summer Sport Sport – – The The fastest fastest game game on on 2 2 feet! feet!
NEW NEW in in 2018 2018 ONLINE ONLINE Registration Registration Only! Only! Register Register Early! Early! Regular Registration Rates Rates Until January January 31st Regular Regular Registration Registration Rates Until Until January 31st 31st Late Fee Fee Rates Rates Begin Begin February February 1st 1st Late Late Fee Rates Begin February 1st Registrations Completed Completed and and paid in in full by by Registrations Registrations Completed and paid paid in full fullfor by January 31st will be entered in a draw January will be in January2 31st 31st will be entered entered in aa draw draw for for Free Toronto Rock Tickets! 2 Free Toronto Rock Tickets! 2 Free Toronto Rock Tickets!
"In-person" sessions sessions will will be be held held to to assist assist or or answer answer any any "In-person" "In-person" sessions will be held to assist or answer any questions parents/players parents/players have. have. Check Check website website for for dates. dates. questions questions parents/players have. Check website for dates.
2018 Programs Programs include: include: Spring Spring Field Field Lacrosse, Lacrosse, 2018 2018 Programs include: Spring Field Lacrosse, Summer Box Lacrosse Lacrosse and Skills Skills Camps Summer Summer Box Box Lacrosse and and Skills Camps Camps
Registration Registration Inquires? Inquires? Email Email email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Visit us at www.cwmla.com. Follow us on Twitter @CWMohawks or www.facebook.com/cwmla/ Visit us at www.cwmla.com. Follow us on Twitter @CWMohawks or www.facebook.com/cwmla/
All home games and practices held at Ponsonby Recreation Park. Located 5997 2nd Line E., Centre Wellington www.ponsonbysoftball.ca 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.
June 22-23, 2018 3 Pitch tourney to raise funds for the Ponsonby Sting Men’s team & Fergus Ladies League contact email@example.com
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:
August 9-12 or 18-19, 2018 ISA and OASA Provincial Championship. Dates to be confirmed Volunteers needed.
Mon. Jan. 15th, 2018 7:30 at the Obergan’s Pre-season Skills Clinic: at Ponsonby School mid March – end of April more details to follow after registration. ISA Umpire Clinic: contact Carl Herder, 843.5819 HerderCarl@hotmail.com. CWDHS, Scotland Street Fergus. ISA Coaching Clinic to be held in April, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Dates yet to be confirmed for both. June 8-10, 2018 Ponsonby Park is hosting a mixed 3 pitch tourney weekend. All funds raised will go to replace the lights on A diamond. Competitive and family divisions, looking for 32 teams. Register early. Contact John Cunningham at email@example.com
July 6-8, 2018 Tom Rider Memorial Men’s Fastpitch tourney - supporting Groves Memorial Hospital & park.
WHAT TEAM IS MY CHILD ON? (as of Jan.1/18)
COST? To be determined at AGM T-Ball 2012-2014 Mites-3 Pitch 2010-2011 Atom 2008-2009 Squirt 2006-2007 Peewee 2004-2005
REGISTRATION FOR BOYS & GIRLS TEAMS AT ELORA COMMUNITY CENTRE
Your 2018 Executive & Committee:
on Thursday February 15, 2018 6-8 pm during Leisure Night OR visit our website www.ponsonbysoftball.ca for registration. Online registration starts January 20th, 2018-April 1st, 2018. Visit ponsonbysoftball.ca for more information
President: Shirley Obergan 846-8113 Chairman: Steve Warmington 831-7750 Rec Co-ord.: Pat Kurtz 836-8466 Rentals/Tournaments/Registration 846-8113 firstname.lastname@example.org
ONGOING FUNDRAISING BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE Drop off at park when seasons starts up again.
Registration: Joe Harris 827-1731 Betty Jo 519-830-8096 Ponsonbyrecclub@gmail.com
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Love the skirl of the pipes or the beat of the drum? Why not join us in bringing Celtic music to life! We are a family-friendly competitive pipe band from Fergus celebrating almost 20 years in the area! For more information, please contact Neil MacBeth. 519-669-3294 or email@example.com
MUSIC CAMPS Summer • PD Days • March Break
Beginners, Teens & Adults Special rates for seniors
Gifts that Echo your Celtic Roots The Celtic Nations and Nordic Tribes are well represented here. Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Norse (Viking) selections. Be it traditional Sterling Silver Jewellery, Statues, Wall Art, Wares or �ooks that you seek. Tree of Life
3 - 8 year olds
a good beginning never ends Village (Birth-18 mon) Our Time (18 mon-3 yrs) Imagine That (3-5 yrs)
Performance tudios 519.843.3517
Celtic Shoppe & Used Bookstore
191 St. Andrew Street West, Fergus 226-383-2665
Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica, Ukelele, Drums, Bass, Recorder & Theory
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.bookery.ca
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Spring LEISURE SHOW t h ig N n o ti a tr is g e R s rt Minor Spo tsplex C.W. Community Spor 8pm , 6Tuesday, February 13 re Elora Community Cent 6-8pm , Thursday, February 15
Dr. Oren Levstein
call For more information 519.846.9691 x 903 DAR! MARK YOUR CALEN
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VICTORIA PARK Seniors Centre Winter 2018 Registration begins Wednesday, December 13, 2017 PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR MOST PROGRAMS
HOW TO REGISTER In Person or Mail: 150 Albert Street West, Fergus, ON N1M 1X2
Telephone or fax: T: 519.846.9691 x204 TF: 1.800.750.5023 x204 F: 519.787.2091
Online: http://ca.apm. activecommunities.com/ centrewellington Please see pages 9-10 in this Guide for registration and refund policies and the registration form.
Note: Registrations that are dropped off in person, mailed or faxed prior to the first day of registration will be processed at the end of the first day of registration.
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closure Dates: January 1 New Year’s February 19 Family Day March 30 Good Friday April 2 Easter Monday
All adults are welcome to register for any courses offered at the Seniors Centre ABOUT VICTORIA PARK SENIORS CENTRE Victoria Park Seniors Centre provides a wide range of recreational, educational, social, wellness and volunteer opportunities for older adults. Programs offered are tailored to individuals 55+; however all registered programs are open to all adults looking to stay active, develop new skills and friendships. Victoria Park Seniors Centre, which opened in June 1992, is a municipal recreation facility operated by the Parks and Recreation Department of the Township of Centre Wellington. Our goal is to enhance the well-being of older adults through a lifestyle that embraces daily physical activity and social interaction. We invite you to drop by, take out a membership and experience the benefits of participating.
• $25.00 per person, includes HST • Membership year runs June 1,
2017 to May 31, 2018 • 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 • Access to 100+ weekly programs and services for seniors • Access to appointments at all clinics: foot care, blood pressure, reflexology, hearing, fitness assessments, fascial stretch, chair massage, coin and stamp appraisals, video otoscope • Vote at the Annual General Meeting held in November • Be eligible to hold office on the VPSC Advisory Board • Opportunities to volunteer, stay active and involved Note: Membership fees are nonrefundable. Once you have a valid membership, additional fees are required to participate in programs. Non-members and those under 55 years of age are welcome to participate at the non-member rate.
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. Meet other new members, staff and
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volunteers. If you can’t attend one of the monthly information sessions, please call the Centre to schedule a tour at your convenience. Upcoming sessions: January 8, February 12 or March 12 at 10:00 am.
ACTIVE LIVING and RETIREMENT SHOW Friday, March 23 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Centre Wellington Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Ave, Fergus Free admission Visit VPSC’s 11th annual one-day event and see the 50+ exhibitor booths on services available to older adults from a variety of organizations: health, financial, travel, recreation, support services, volunteering and more. Learn about opportunities for older adults in our community. Grab bags to the first 150 people. FREE: chair massages, light refreshments, fitness classes, seminars and more. Schedule below: 10:00 to 2:00 Chair Massages 10:15 am Zumba Gold-Toning 10:30 am Seminar: Wills, Powers of Attorneys and Living Wills 11:00 am All Around Fitness 11:45 am Move with Ease 11:45 am Seminar: Get Your Money - Understanding Ontario’s Tax Credits and Benefits for Seniors by the Ministry of Finance 12:30 pm Tap Dancing & Belly Dancing 1:00 pm Seminar: Frauds and Scams presented by the OPP 1:15 pm Body and Brain Fitness
VPSC ADVISORY BOARD Victoria Park Seniors Centre is run by a volunteer Advisory Board comprised of seven elected VPSC members and one appointed TCW Council Representative. The Advisory Board acts as a liaison
between seniors and the Township of Centre Wellington, and works with the Parks and Recreation Department to provide quality recreational opportunities for older adults. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 9:00 am. All members are welcome to attend.
VPSC PROGRAM COMMITTEE This volunteer committee organizes special events and fundraisers for the Centre. Meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 10:15 am. Interested in providing input into programs and special events for older adults? This committee is always looking for new ideas and volunteers to help.
• See pages 9 and 10 in this Guide
for registration policies, registration form and refund policies including a $20 administration fee applied to refunds requested by the participant. • Pre-registration is required for all programs unless specified as a drop-in activity group. • Course fees include HST. • Complete payment must be received upon registration. Cash, cheque, debit, credit, over the phone by credit card or online at http://ca.apm.activecommunities. com/centrewellington • Cheques payable to: Township of Centre Wellington. • Not a member? Not yet 55? You are still welcome to register for any program. A non-member fee will apply.
DROP-IN ACTIVITY GROUPS
New participants are always welcome to take part in the following drop-in activities, usually offered on an ongoing basis. Preregistration not necessary (except for all Bridge Groups) but you may want to contact convenors listed as some groups require prior organization of players. Drop-in fee: $1 member or $2 non-member unless otherwise stated. Attend any activity for free on your first visit. Have an idea for a new activity? Contact the Centre. • Art Drop-in Group Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. Bring any type of art or hobby you would like to work on. Note: This is not an instructional class. Contact the Centre for more information. • Bid Euchre Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Convenor: Marg Hamilton 519.846.8799. Want to learn to Play Bid Euchre? Contact the Centre for more information. • Billiards, Snooker & Pool Two billiards tables available Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Ladies Only Tuesday afternoons. Centre also open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Annual billiards membership June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018 is $50. You must be a current member of the Centre to obtain a billiards membership. Alternatively, members of the Centre can pay the drop-in fee of 25¢ per game or $1.25 for non-members. Contact: Ted Haines 519.843.4408. Inquire about a Learn to Play Session with our volunteer instructor. • Billiards: Ladies Afternoon Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. Contact the Centre if you would like to join or want to learn how to play.
• Bingo Join this fun group held on Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Contact the Centre for more information.
holiday Mondays. We can teach you. Contact: Donna Wagenaar 519.843.4754 or Marg Hamilton 519.846.8799.
• Book Club: Books Anon First Friday of the month at 11:00 am to discuss the book of the month. Join in interesting discussions. Reading list based on group input. Contact the Centre for book titles chosen. Convenor: Jennifer Cox 519.843.6898. Start anytime.
• Carpet Bowling Fridays at 1:00 pm. Join us for gentle exercise and a lot of fun. We can teach you how to play the game. Contact the Centre for more information.
• 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 organization of players. Duplicate Bridge: Mondays at 7:00 pm including holiday Mondays. $3 drop-in fee members or $4 nonmembers. Convenor: Don McNiven 519.843.1361. Contract Bridge: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. Convenor: Fiore Guido 519.780.5450. Group is looking for more players. Duplicate Bridge: Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. No charge if you attend the Wednesday Lunch. Convenor: Linda Mahood 519.843.7044. Social Bridge: Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Convenor: Jean Holman 519.843.2004. NOTE: We offer Bridge Lessons. Contact the Centre for more information. • Bunka Artistry Tuesdays at 9:30 am. Drop-in for this weekly creative, social group. Work on your project at your own pace. See what this fun handicraft is all about. • Canasta Canasta is a matching card game to create melds of cards of the same rank, then go out by playing or discarding all the cards in your hand. Mondays at 9:30 am including
• Choir & Ukulele Band: The Melody Makers This talented group practices Mondays at 2:00 pm. Join us if you love to sing or play an instrument. The Ukulele Band also meets Fridays at 1:00 pm. See “Ukulele Band” for more information. Convenor: Morven McCorquodale 519.843.5066. • Conversation en français Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Venez au centre pour parler en français pendant une heure. Rencontrez des autres qui aimeraient bavarder et discuter les sujets variés. Volunteer convenor: Michelle Roy email@example.com. • Craft Group Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. Crafts made by the group are sold in the Centre’s Craft Shop year-round and at the Annual Fall Bazaar, held the first Saturday in November. All proceeds support the Centre. Newcomers welcome. No cost. Convenors: Diane Thompson 519.787.4179 and June Wallsten 519.787.0496. • Creative Writing Group NEW Wednesdays at 10:30 pm. Join us for a fun, casual, creative writing morning. Begins: January 24. Convenor: Linda Kent firstname.lastname@example.org. • Cribbage Fridays at 9:30 am. New players welcome and we can teach you how to play. Convenor: Marlene Dowdall 519.843.3907.
• Crokinole Wednesdays at 10:00 am. We can teach you how to play. Crokinole cues available. Contact Donna Wagenaar 519.843.4754 or simply drop-in. • Cycling Group Waiting for spring…however, during the winter months, the group will be walking different trails each week on Wednesdays at 9:30 am. Contact Barb Hornby barbarajanehornby@ gmail.com for where the group will be meeting and what trails they will walk. • Darts Thursday mornings at 10:00 am. We can teach you how to play and darts are available for those who do not have their own. Convenor: John Parkinson 519.787.8038. • Drama Group This fun group meets weekly on 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. • Genealogy Tuesdays at 12:30 pm. Bring your family history project to work on. Convenor: Margaret McCarney 519.846.0770. • Guitar Join our guitar group “The Country Classics” on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm and bring an acoustic six-string guitar. Some basic guitar knowledge and chording is required. Volunteer instructor: Al Soligo 226.383.6216.
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• Hand and Foot Card Game Join us for this fun card game held Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Contact: Karen Lindsay 519.843.3267 or Bernadette Geauvreau 519.843.7948. • Let’s Talk Cars and Pickups NEW If you enjoy sharing about cars, jeeps and pickups (especially), drop in to this weekly discussion group. Claude Gidman, experienced vehicle designer, will moderate and bring some new thoughts and ideas into the scene. Contact the Centre if you are interested and for when the group will start up in January. Wednesdays at 10:30 am. • Line Dancing Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Come out for fun and exercise. All welcome. • Mah Jong Fridays at 9:30 am. A game of Chinese origin, played with small, attractive tiles. Both American and Chinese versions played. Not a serious group (yet). Beginners welcome. • 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 titles and description handout from the Centre. Movies subject to change based on availability. Note: movie cancelled February 9. • Poker Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm. We can teach you if you don’t know how to play. Contact convenor: David Pero 519.993.0324. • Quilting Group All are welcome. Group meets Mondays at 1:00 pm. No cost. Quilts
• Scrabble Enjoy friendly competition and fun, held Thursdays at 1:30 pm. Group welcomes new players. Let us know if you prefer another day as the group is willing to change when they meet. Convenor: Pamela 519.846.0930.
• Walking Monday to Friday Mornings at 9:00 am meet at the track in Victoria Park, depending on weather and track conditions. No cost. All welcome. Walking poles available for use. Contact: Donna Wagenaar 519.843.4754. Monday afternoons at 1:30 pm including holiday Mondays; meet at the Centre to explore a different area each week. No cost. All walking levels welcome. NOTE: Refer to Fitness Section of this Guide for more fitness opportunities.
• Shuffleboard Join us for fun, friendship and gentle exercise. Held on Mondays and Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Beginners welcome. We will teach you the game. Monday Convenor: Blanche Todd 519.846.2294. Tuesday Convenor: Mary Barber 519.787.0232.
• Winter Walking on the Trails During the winter months, group meets Wednesdays at 9:30 am. Contact Barb Hornby email@example.com for where the group will be meeting each week and what trails they will walk.
• 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.
• Weight Management Support Group Friendly, weekly support group with confidential weigh-ins, recipe sharing, cooking suggestions and exercise ideas. Join us if you want to lose weight or maintain your current weight. Wednesdays at 9:30 am. Convenor: Linda Kent firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
• Table Tennis It’s fun, non-competitive play. Exercise in disguise. Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm. We will teach you! All equipment supplied. Contact convenor: Kathy Lund 226.383.7470. • Tap Dancing Thursdays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Join this fun group. There are tap shoes to borrow or bring your own. We are looking for more 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.
• Wii Bowling Tuesdays at 1:30 pm. Gentle exercise, improves strength, balance, coordination and it is fun! Easy to do and requires no previous experience. Can be played seated in a chair. • Wood Carving Wednesdays at 1:00 pm to learn and share knowledge. Bring your own carving tools. $3 drop-in fee and includes wood. For Centre members only. Instructor: Paul Spedaliere 519.787.2593.
CENTRE SERVICES Weekly Wednesday Lunch Wednesdays at 12:00 noon. Includes: main course, vegetable, roll, salad or juice, dessert, tea and coffee. Meet old friends or make new ones while enjoying a delicious lunch. Stay for a social afternoon of euchre, bridge or crafts (no charge for these activities if you come for lunch). Also woodcarving or billiards (small drop-in fee applies). Full menus listed in monthly calendar. Reservations recommended as space is limited. We also host homemade fund-raising lunches and BBQâ€™s organized by the Centreâ€™s Program Committee. Refer to the Special Events section in this Guide for dates. Garden Fresh Box A non-profit, affordable fresh produce buying service supporting local farmers. Box content changes monthly depending on seasonal produce. This program is operated by the Guelph Community Health Centre. To order, contact VPSC. Pay by the first Friday of the month. Pick up order on the third Wednesday at VPSC between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Bring grocery bags. Program runs year round. $15 small box or $20 large box. Cash only. New online ordering option for this service. Go to www.gardenfreshbox.ca for details. Monthly Order Deadlines: January 5, February 9, March 9 Crafts for Sale Visit our lovely Craft Shop full of beautiful handmade items, made by our talented Craft and Quilting Group volunteers. Wonderful homemade crafts and collectibles, including baby clothing, knitted sets, quilts, blankets, sweaters, hats, mitts, scarves, and more. All proceeds support VPSC. Available for sale year round. Gift certificates available.
Monthly Email Update with Monthly Calendar We send monthly emails to keep you up-to-date on what is happening at VPSC. It includes the monthly calendar. To receive this please email email@example.com or pick up a copy of the monthly calendar at the Centre. Day-to-day programs, bus trips, special events, clinics and lunch menus are listed. Also available on the website www.centrewellington.ca. Facility Tours Are you thinking of participating in a program or joining the Centre? Our customer service volunteers/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, foot clinics, special events, food preparation, activity leaders, convenors, course instructors, committee volunteers. Share your expertise. We are always looking for innovative programming ideas and instructors to lead them. Volunteers who enjoy cooking are needed to help with our fundraising homemade lunches and special events. For more volunteering information contact
Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519.846.9691 x278.
WELLNESS CLINICS Blood Pressure Clinics FREE. Held the first Wednesday of the month from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Centre. A Registered Nurse will be on site to check your blood pressure and provide information. No appointment needed. Simply drop in. Thanks to Heritage River Retirement Residence for sponsoring this program. January 3, February 7, March 7 Chair Massage Clinic Join specialized certified practitioner, Christine Brown, for a relaxing 10-minute chair massage. Reduce tension, stress, headaches, stiff necks, backaches and increase circulation. No removal of clothes and no lotions used. Call the Centre to book your appointment available the second and fourth Wednesday mornings 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. See dates below. Cost: $10 cash only. NOTE: Free chair massages available Friday, March 23, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at our Annual Active Living and Retirement Show held at the CW Sportsplex. January 10, January 24 February 14, February 28 March 14, March 28 Foot Care Clinics Have your feet assessed by a Registered Practical Nurse, certified in Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care. Includes cutting and filing toenails, reduction of corns and calluses, moisturizing skin. $30 cash only. Call VPSC to book appointment. Bring a small towel. Veterans welcome, bring your Veterans Affairs card. Allow 24 hours if cancelling an appointment to give time to consult the waiting list. Tuesdays and some Fridays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
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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. Half Hour $35 member, $40 non-member. Full Hour $60 member, $75 non-member. Call the Centre to book your appointment or email@example.com. Cash or cheque. Fitness Assessments Every body is unique. Working one-on-one we will discover what exercises work best with your body. Whether you are trying to lose weight, suffer from chronic pain, have less than ideal posture or just want to find out what exercises you should and should not do. Will also help guide you in choosing fitness programs offered at the Centre. Service provided by Certified Personal Trainer, Kelly Offer. Half Hour $35 member, $40 non-member. Full Hour $60 member, $75 non-member. Call the Centre to book your appointment or koffer@ trainingbodies.com. Cash or cheque. Hearing Services Hearing Screening Clinic: Has your hearing changed? Meet one-on-one with a Canadian Hearing Society Hearing Care Counsellor. Or if you wear hearing aids, discuss questions about your aids. Book your no charge 30 minute appointment at the Seniors Centre on 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.
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 10, February 14, March 14 Stroke Recovery Are you a stroke survivor or caregiver? Join the Centre Wellington Stroke Recovery Community Program monthly to learn new community resources, join our walking group and learn how to maximize your recovery in the comfort of your own home community. Held the last Friday of the month at 9:30 am at the Seniors Centre. No charge. All welcome. See the Seminars and Workshops Section for topics and speakers scheduled. Reflexology Deeply relaxing, reflexology works the reflex points in the feet that relate to different organs and areas of your body. Circulation is improved to facilitate balance within the body. Leave feeling relaxed and yet with a renewed energy. Service provided by Certified Reflexologist: Karen Murtagh. $30 for 30 minutes. 1 hour appointments also available. Call VPSC to book your appointment time on Wednesday afternoons. January 10, January 24 February 7, February 21 March 7, March 21
BUS TRIPS We are always in the process of organizing new bus trips. Contact VPSC for updates. Register early to avoid disappointment of a soldout or cancelled trip. We need a minimum number registered, up to 4 weeks in advance, depending on venue. All trips depart from and return to VPSC. Return times are approximate, depending on weather and traffic. NOTE: Those who require special assistance are responsible for arranging an escort to assist them. Our Travel Escort Volunteer cannot provide special care or one-on-one assistance. No refunds on trips. All trips include luxury coach transportation equipped with a washroom, bus driver gratuity and HST. Niagara Ice Wine Tour Includes tour of 10 Below Peller Estates Ice Wine Lounge in Niagaraon-the-Lake, and tasting of sparkling, white, red and ice wines, buffet lunch at White Oaks, shopping stop, tour Neob Lavender, stop at Upper Canada Cheese Company. Contact VPSC for more information. Thursday, February 15 $124 member, $134 non-member St. Patrick’s Day at Carmen’s Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Carmen’s Dinner Theatre in Hamilton. We’ll be treated to a delicious lunch and a special St. Patrick’s Day performance with music, song, dance and comedy from the land of Erin. Visit Denninger’s Foods of the World with time to shop for gourmet foods. Stop on the way home at the Dutch Mill Country Market. Depart 8:30 am, return 6:30 pm. Thursday, March 15 $89 member, $99 non-member
Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Game Spend a day at the Rogers Centre and enjoy a matinee baseball game. Lunch not included. Contact VPSC for more information. Wednesday, April 18 Niagara Belle Cruise Includes a spectacular luncheon cruise on the Niagara Belle. Free time in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Pilliterri Estate Winery tour including a wine tasting. Contact VPSC for more information. May The Walters Family Canada’s most loved family of country music are a dynamic group of entertainers who have made country music their lives, performing around the world. If you love smooth harmonies, great country music and lots of laughs, you will love this show. Includes a delicious buffet lunch including roast beef, rolled ribs, homemade pie. Depart 10:30 am, return 5:00 pm. Friday, June 8 $121 member, $131 non-member Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show Enjoy a wonderful performance that takes you on a musical journey from province to province featuring allCanadian music, from maritime folk songs to modern pop. Come meet the singing Mountie, Hockey Player, Anne of Green Gables, Klondike Kitty and more. This high-energy production features over 70 songs from Canadian artists including music from Paul Anka, Celine Dion, Shania Twain. Enjoy a five-course, all-Canadian meal, served by the performers throughout the show (Manitoba roasted chicken, Atlantic haddock, roasted PEI potatoes and more). Also, enjoy a tour of Chocolate FX and scenic drive by Niagara Falls. Depart 8:30 am, return 5:15 pm. Wednesday, July 18 $105 member, $115 non-member
Alpacas, Butter Tarts and Buggies Come along for a day in Mennonite country! Tour Poots Corners, home to over 60 alpacas and visit the farm store. Then enjoy a Heritage Lane Buggy ride, a Mennonite horse drawn buggy andtour a working Mennonite farm along a scenic back road. Then enjoy an authentic Mennonite lunch including old fashioned sausage, ham, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, three layer jellied salad, homemade bread and butter, apple pudding and ice cream. Then explore Big John’s Country market, a friendly on-farm country store with the best maple butter tarts. Contact VPSC for more information. August South Simcoe Train Trip Enjoy a tour on the South Simcoe Train , lunch at Mrs. Mitchell’s Restaurant and stop at Granny Taught Us How. Contact VPSC for more information. September Fall Colour Cruise on the Chi Cheemaun Enjoy spectacular fall colours on the annual fall Chi-Cheemaun repositioning cruise, lunch included. Contact VPSC for more information. October Famous People Players Christmas Show Enjoy lunch and the Christmas Matinee Show at the Famous People Player’s Theatre. Enjoy a stop at Picard’s Peanuts along the way. Depart 8:30 am, return 5:30 pm. Thursday, November 15 $107 members, $117 non-members Get in the Christmas Spirit Enjoy a guided tour of Casa Loma, decked out with lavish Christmas decorations, lunch at the Hot House Restaurant and then see the annual Christmas Pageant at Little Trinity Church in Toronto. Enjoy a scenic drive on the way home to view
spectacular Christmas lights displays. Contact VPSC for more information. December
FITNESS CLASSES Fitness Class Information 1) All participants must complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (Par-Q) to guide your participation and assist instructors in monitoring your progress. Those with certain medical conditions need to fill out a PARmed-X form in consultation with their doctor. Forms available at registration. Valid for one year. 2) It is recommended that your physician be consulted prior to the start of any activity. 3) Attend another fitness class within the same session to make up a missed class (space permitting - excluding evening Pilates). 4) Due to allergies, avoid wearing scents to class. 5) Bring indoor running shoes. 6) Our fitness instructors make every effort to modify exercises to suit individual needs. However, please find a class suitable for your physical ability rather than simply a convenient time. If unsure, consult with our fitness instructors. 7) All equipment supplied except yoga mats. FITNESS SERVICES: 1) Private Fitness Assessments 2) Fascial Stretch Therapy (Refer to the Wellness Section). FITNESS DEMO DAY: FREE Friday, March 23 Held at the CW Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Ave, Fergus Visit VPSC’s Annual Active Living and Retirement Show at the Sportsplex to sample a variety of fitness programs. Participate in fitness classes, meet instructors and learn about the many fitness opportunities available to seniors.
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Bring indoor shoes. 10:15 am Zumba Gold-Toning 11:00 am All Around Fitness 11:45 Move with Ease 12:30 Tap Dancing & Belly Dancing 1:15 Body & Brain Fitness Strength Training An intermediate level class for those wishing to increase strength, balance and flexibility. All equipment supplied. Instructor: Lianne Kaminski (Mon), Glenda Rose (Tues, Thurs), Wendy Armstrong (Thurs), Denise Boyd (Fri). No class February 19, March 16 or March 30. Mondays, 1:05 pm to 1:50 pm January 8 to March 26, 11 classes $60.50 member, $71.50 non-member Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am January 2 to March 27, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member Thursdays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am January 4 to March 29, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member Thursdays, 10:30 am to 11:15 am January 11 to March 22, 11 classes $60.50 member, $71.50 non-member Friday, 11:00 am to 11:45 am January 12 to March 23, 10 classes $55 member, $65 non-member Move with Ease Do you notice that your body is stiffer and less flexible? This class is designed for those who want to increase flexibility and move with more ease during daily activities. We will use chairs, mats and various other tools to assist with stretching. No pain, all gain. Instructor: Lianne Kaminski (Mon), Wendy Armstrong (Thurs). No class February 19.
Note: Free demo class held Friday, March 23 at 11:45 am at our Annual Active Living and Retirement Show held at the CW Sportsplex. Mondays, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm January 8 to March 26, 11 classes $60.50 member, $71.50 non-member Thursdays, 11:20 am to 12:05 pm January 11 to March 22, 11 classes $60.50 member, $71.50 non-member Bone Fit Exercise program developed by Osteoporosis Canada and designed specifically for adults 50+ to help achieve good bone health and reduce risk of developing osteoporosis. Instructor Denise Boyd will guide you through exercises and provide information to help maintain bone strength and prevent bone loss. Course fee partially offset with the assistance of a grant. No class February 19 or March 12. Mondays, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm January 8 to March 26, 10 classes $20 member, $30 non-member Mondays, 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm January 8 to March 26, 10 classes $20 member, $30 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 2 to March 27, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member Pilates for Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis This class is taught with consideration for those with reduced
bone density and those who have osteoporosis or osteoarthritis. While most of the exercises will be performed standing, we will venture down for some mat work occasionally. Instructor: Wendy Armstrong. Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11:15 am January 9 to March 20, 11 classes $60.50 member, $71.50 non-member Post Rehab: Mobility and Stability Gentle range of motion exercises for flexibility and gentle strengthening exercises for stability. Small class size for more individual attention. Instructor: Wendy Armstrong. Class size limited to 6 participants. Tuesdays, 11:20 am to 12:05 pm January 9 to March 20, 11 classes $71.50 member, $82.50 non-member Ball Fit NEW 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, 12:10 pm to 12:55 pm January 9 to March 20, 11 classes $60.50 member, $71.50 non-member Beginner Fitness Class This low impact beginner level class will focus on dynamic movement while introducing full body exercises. Perfect for those new to fitness. Instructor: Dr. Phil Lemire, Chiropractor with Optimum Integrative Health Centre. A weekly donation to the Seniors Centre will be accepted at the door. Pre-register. Tuesdays, 11:45 am to 12:30 pm January 9 to March 13, 10 classes
Body and Brain Fitness This workout relies heavily on the integration of mind and body. Careful syncing of the breath with movement is integral to this practice which helps create body awareness. You will be led through a simple series of exercises of easy body movements which have been designed to coax the two hemispheres of the brain to work in synchronization. Focuses on alignment and accurate muscle engagement, which can lead to improved posture, better balance and more stability, especially when in motion. Instructor: Denise Boyd. Full description available at the Centre. No class March 13. Note: Free demo class held Friday, March 23 at 1:15 pm at our Annual Active Living and Retirement Show held at the CW Sportsplex. Tuesdays, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm January 9 to March 27, 11 classes $60.50 member, $71.50 non-member Menâ€™s Fitness: Core Basics The focus of this class is to strengthen and condition the abs and back. Strength, flexibility and balance training will round out the program. Instructor: Glenda Rose. Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 9:45 am January 3 to March 28, 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. Note: Free demo class held Friday, March 23 at 11:00 am at our Annual Active Living and Retirement Show held at the CW Sportsplex. Wednesdays, 9:50 am to 10:35 am January 3 to March 28, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member
FREE Trial Class: Pilates A chance to try out this class. Instructor: Kelly Offer. See descriptions below. Pre-register. Wednesday, January 3 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
minutes of muscle and a stretch at the end. Instructor: Glenda Rose. No class March 30. Fridays, 9:00 am to 9:45 am January 5 to March 23, 12 classes $66 member, $78 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, gait. No previous experience required. Mats and props supplied. Instructor: Kelly Offer. Wednesdays, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm January 10 to March 28, 12 classes $168 member, $180 non-member
Drop-in Fitness Opportunities at the Centre: Walking Groups: Mondays 1:30 pm and daily 9:00 am on the Track Line Dancing: Wednesdays 3:00 pm Tap Dancing: Thursdays 9:30 am Winter Trail Walking: Wednesdays 9:30 am
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 10 to March 28, 12 classes $168 member, $180 non-member Power and Strength An advanced level program designed for the active adult. Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor unassisted. Use of various pieces of equipment to increase your current level of fitness to above average. Instructor: Glenda Rose. Thursdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am January 4 to March 29, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 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
YOGA, TAI CHI, MEDITATION Chair Yoga With the use of the chair for seated and standing postures, we will explore Hatha Yoga postures. Without the need to come to the floor, we can build strength and increase our flexibility. Yoga mat required. Instructors: Karen Murtagh (Monday), Jill Davey (Thursday). No class February 19. Mondays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am January 8 to March 26, 11 classes $66 member, $77 non-member Thursdays, 9:30 am to 10:30 am January 11 to March 29, 12 classes $78 member, $90 non-member Intermediate Slow Style Yoga Slow down and breathe (no exclamation marks whatsoever). Revving up is ok if that is truly what you need BUT many of us really need a chance to slow down, pause and feel centered. This class is for that. Must be able to get up and down from the floor. Bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www. karenmurtagh.ca. No class January 24, February 19 or February 28. Mondays, 10:35 am to 12:05 pm January 8 to March 26, 11 classes $93.50 member, $104.50 non-member
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Wednesdays, 9:35 am to 10:35 am January 10 to March 28, 10 classes $65 member, $75 non-member Yoga for Healthy Backs NEW Gentle relief for back pain. We will come to the floor and stay there for the entire class. Feel free to use a chair to aid in getting down to and up from the floor. This class is for those new to yoga and seasoned practitioners alike who experience back pain or who would just love a quiet gentle practice of floor yoga. Note: must be able to lay on the floor. Bring a yoga mat and a blanket. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh.ca. No class February 19. Mondays, 12:10 pm to 12:55 pm January 8 to March 26, 11 classes $66 member, $77 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 19. Mondays, 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm January 8 to March 26, 11 classes $88 member, $99 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 January 23, January 30 or March 13. Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11:30 am January 9 to February 20, 5 classes $27.50 member, $32.50 non-member Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11:30 am February 27 to April 3, 5 classes $27.50 member, $32.50 non-member
Tai Chi Level 2 Continue to expand upon your Tai Chi knowledge. This level is suitable for those who have taken level 1 or previously studied Tai Chi. Instructor: Christina Graf. No class January 23, January 30 or March 13. Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 10:30 am January 9 to April 3, 10 classes $55 member, $65 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 both new to yoga as well as experienced yoga practitioners who want a more focused practice. We do the class mostly seated but also include some standing postures with the aid of the chair. Bring yoga mat. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh.ca. Note new Thursday class. No class January 24, February 28 or March 1. Wednesdays, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm January 10 to March 28, 10 classes $65 member, $75 non-member NEW: Thursdays 12:10 pm to 12:55 pm January 11 to March 29, 11 classes $66 member, $77 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 10 to March 28, 12 classes $102 member, $114 non-member
moment awareness. Bring a journal or notebook to class. Instructor: Jill Davey. Wednesdays, 11:10 am to 12:30 pm January 17 to February 21, 6 classes $51 member, $57 non-member Introduction to Yoga This class is a gentle introduction to yoga. If you’ve thought of trying yoga but didn’t know where to begin, this is the place. We will be working on the floor (lying and kneeling), with standing postures and with chairs. Instructor: Jill Davey. Yoga mat required. Thursdays, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm February 22 to March 29, 6 classes $39 member, $45 non-member Mindful Intermediate Yoga (formerly Yoga Fundamentals) This moderate class incorporates lying, seated, kneeling and standing postures. Sun salutations will be done with a chair. Explore opening, breathing, stretching and strengthening in the context of mindfulness, community and joy. This class will explore the full 8 limbs of yoga – ethics, postures, breathing, meditation. Instructor: Jill Davey. Yoga mat required. Prerequisite: Introduction to Yoga (see above). Thursdays, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm January 11 to March 29, 12 classes $102 member, $114 non-member
Introduction to Meditation No experience needed. This class is for the absolute beginner. Chairs available for sitting. Foster greater clarity, skillfulness and peace of mind by awakening to present
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 GoldToning instructor. Note: Free demo class held Friday, March 23 at 10:15 am at our Annual Active Living and Retirement Show held at the CW Sportsplex. Tuesdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am January 2 to March 6, 10 classes $75 member, $85 non-member Fridays, 10:00 am to 10:45 am January 5 to March 9, 10 classes $75 member, $85 non-member Zumba Gold NEW Zumba Gold offers cardiovascular, toning, and balance training. The moves are designed to be easy-tofollow for everyone and you do not need any dance experience to get started. Like regular Zumba, Zumba Gold is exhilarating and effective, offering a full-body workout at a less intense level. Instructor: Sarah Schleen, licensed Zumba Gold instructor. Note: Free demo class held Friday, March 23 at 10:15 am at our Annual Active Living and Retirement Show held at the CW Sportsplex. Wednesdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am January 3 to March 7, 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 19. Note: Free demo class held Friday, March 23 at 12:30 am at our Annual Active Living and Retirement Show held at the CW Sportsplex.
Mondays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am January 8 to February 12, 6 classes $39 member, $45 non-member Mondays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am February 26 to March 26, 5 classes $32.50 member, $37.50 non-member Tap Dancing Join our fun tap dancing group. There are tap shoes to borrow or bring your own. We are looking for more tap shoes. Beginners welcome. $1 members or $2 non-members drop-in fee. Thanks to our volunteer instructors. Note: Free demo class held Friday, March 23 at 12:30 pm at our Annual Active Living and Retirement Show held at the CW Sportsplex. Thursdays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am Start anytime
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 15 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 Itâ€™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 22 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member iPad Learn how to download and install apps on your iPad. Create folders and get organized. Using gestures, browser, email and other tips. Bring your iPad. Instructor: Frank Irvine. Thursday, January 18 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Facebook Create a personal profile, add friends, exchange messages, share pictures and discuss the important issue of privacy settings. Email account needed that you can access on the internet. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Friday, January 19 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm $25 member, $29 non-member -orFriday, February 23 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Technology Help Having problems with a piece of electronics such as iPad, Tablet, Windows Laptop, Smartphone or iPhone, another device or computer program? Bring it to the Senior Centreâ€™s Computer Lab and get answers to your questions or help setting an item up. Classes are oneon-one with the instructor allowing you to focus on your specific needs. Instructor: Frank Irvine, will contact you prior to your appointment. Book your one hour appointment time: $25 member, $29 non-member. Two appointment times available per date: 7:00 pm or 8:00 pm. Thursday, January 25 Monday, February 12 Monday, March 5 Thursday, March 22
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Internet Basics New to the internet? Tried going online but found it confusing? Learn to use an internet browser, search for websites and how to be safe online. Some mouse experience needed. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Friday, February 2 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm $25 member, $29 non-member -orFriday, March 16 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 10 $28 member, $32 non-member -orSaturday, March 17 $28 member, $32 non-member Windows 10 Learn to navigate your way around Windows 10 screens. Learn some of the settings in the new Edge web browser and learn about virtual desktops. Find your settings and learn about the Notification area. Windows 10 must be installed on your device prior to class. Instructor: Frank Irvine. Bring your Windows 10 laptop or tablet. Thursday, February 15, 7:00 pm to 9:00 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, March 19 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member
SPECIAL INTEREST NOTE: Refer to the Drop-in Activity section for a list of activity groups offered at the Centre in addition to the following: Creative Writing Group NEW Wednesdays at 10:30 pm. Join us for a fun, casual, creative writing morning. Contact the Centre or the volunteer convenor for more information or if you would like to join. Volunteer Convenor: Linda Kent firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesdays, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Begins: January 24 Conversation en français Venez au centre pour parler en français pendant une heure. Rencontrez des autres qui aimeraient bavarder et discuter les sujets variés. Volunteer Convenor: Michelle Roy email@example.com. Drop-in fee each class: $1 member, $2 nonmember. Tuesdays, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Spanish Let us know at the Centre if you would be interested in taking Spanish language classes. We are hoping to find an instructor or convenor to teach or lead a group. Mixed Media Art NEW We have had some interest in running a Mixed Media Art Course. Mixed media is such a broad, allencompassing topic that it is easy to become overwhelmed before you even start experimenting. Instructor: Roxana Matamoros will take the mystery out of mixed media and help you get started making art. Even the most inexperienced beginner will develop a new appreciation for the art form and learn skills they can use to start
making their own mixed media art. Mixed Media allows you to explore collage, drawing, altering photos, painting, altered found objects, storytelling, composition and more! Contact the Centre if you are interested. Let’s Talk Cars and Pickups NEW If you enjoy sharing about cars, Jeeps and pickups, drop in to this weekly session when guys and gals get together and have a look at some of the following topics: classic American cars, wild designs by Buckminster Fuller, how many types of engines are there, which have succeeded (how do they work); what makes police cars different, what makes pickups so useful and popular, how best to buy, sell or trade in a vehicle? As well as a variety of topics which can include stories of interesting holiday trips made in family vehicles, how European cars differ and European names. Claude Gidman, experienced vehicle designer, will moderate and bring some new thoughts and ideas into the scene. Contact the Centre if you are interested. Drop-in fee: $1 member or $2 non-member. Wednesdays at 10:30 am Begins: January Retirement Living: Discovery Bus Tours Are you curious about Retirement Living and what your options are? Join us for a day of learning and fun while we visit Chartwell Royal on Gordon and Wellington Park Residences in Guelph. Accessible Transportation and Lunch is included. Depart from Victoria Park Seniors Centre at 9:00 am. Return to the Seniors Centre at 1:30 pm. Space is limited. No charge but please preregister by calling 226.706.8823. Three dates to choose from: Tuesday January 9 -orTuesday February 13 -or Tuesday, March 20
Acrylic Painting Learn the fundamentals of acrylic painting including stroke types, techniques and form. Instructor: Roxana Matamoros. Supply list available at registration. All levels welcome. Tuesdays, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm January 9 to March 13, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member FUNdamentals of Watercolour: Beginner In just two lessons you will have produced a beautiful watercolour. All you need is a few simple supplies and a desire to learn. Join this fun class. We are all born artists. Instructor: Jim O’Haire. Supply list available at registration. Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am January 9 to March 13, 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 10 to March 14, 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 10 to March 14, 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 12 to March 16, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member
Craft Workshop: Rustic Apple Crate In this one morning workshop transform a wooden crate into a decorative accent for your home. It doesn’t matter if you have never picked up a paint brush, artist Bridget Nankivell from Art 120 will provide step by step instructions to complete this hand painted rustic apple crate. We will be painting our rustic crates with cottage paint and acrylic varnish. Stencils will be provided for the snowflakes.Cost includes supplies. Drop by the Centre to view the picture. Monday, January 15 9:30 am to 11:30 am $43 member, $47 non-member Writing Your Family Stories Do you have a legacy of story to share with the next generation? Perhaps there is a season in your life to explore just for you. Maybe this is the time to give voice to those family or personal stories. Instructor Donna Mann is an award-winning author of historical and biographical fiction and non-fiction. Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am January 16 to March 6, 8 classes $30 member, $38 non-member Essential Oil Medicine Cabinet Using essential oils in our daily life can help ward off bugs and viruses, build our immune system and help keep our moods lifted and our feet grounded. They can also help with sleep, digestive issues, pain management and more! Instructor: Karen Murtagh. Wednesday, January 17 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm $15 member, $19 non-member What Do Your Dreams Mean? NEW Dreams may seem haphazard and silly at times but upon investigation, you may be surprised what the hidden messages are. Bring a dream to explore and learn a Dream
Interpretation technique you can use at home. Instructor: Gloria Nye. Thursday, January 18 9:00 am to 12:00 pm $17 member, $22 non-member Fit Minds NEW An intellectual program that gives older adults’ cognitive skills a workout! Join us for a monthly session to engage in stimulating social activities that improve your brain health by participating in games and activities that will boost your mental process while still having fun! Thanks to Chartwell Retirement Residences for sponsoring this program. Held the last Thursday of the month from 3:00 to 3:45 pm. See dates below. $1 members, $3 nonmembers. January 25, February 22 & March 29 Self Hand and Foot Massage Personally, I’d love someone to rub my hands and feet every day. So far no one is offering BUT we can get loads of benefit from doing our own hands and feet either as a weekly session or as a little bit here and there as needed. We’ll learn simple techniques and add-ons like using warm oils and essential oils. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. Wednesday, January 31 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm $15 member, $19 non-member Rubber Stamping and Card Making Workshop Beginner to advanced stampers will enjoy this fun, hands-on cardmaking workshop. Create your own personalized greeting cards and learn other crafty ideas. Bring scissors, glue stick and a $6 supply fee to class. Instructor: Joanne McTavish. Monday, February 5 1:30 pm to 3:30 am $3 member, $5 non-member
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How Do Bridge Players Take More Tricks? Why do some people always win? Learn new bidding ideas and how new skills will improve your results. Instructor: Don McNiven. No class March 8. Thursdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm February 8 to April 5, 8 classes $39 member, $45 non-member Beginner Bridge Learn the lifetime game or refresh your skills if you have not played in a long time. Join instructor Don McNiven in a fun, relaxed teaching approach. No class march 8. Thursdays, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm February 8 to April 5, 8 classes $39 member, $45 non-member Canvas Painting Workshop In this one morning workshop transform a blank 16x20 canvas into a decorative accent for your home. It doesn’t matter if you have never picked up a paint brush. Artist Bridget Nankivell of Art 120 will provide you with step by step instructions to complete your choice of a 16 x 20 Barn Board Daisy canvas painting or the Snowy Cardinal. Join us for a little creative fun. Feel free to change the colour of your flowers. Cost includes all supplies. Drop by the Centre to view the pictures. Monday, February 12 11:00 am to 1:00 pm $36 member, $40 non-member Introduction to Foot Massage for Partners NEW Don’t you wish someone would rub your feet! And, maybe you’re lucky enough to have someone who does but having more skill and intention would enhance it. In this one-hour workshop we will be “hands on”, taking turns learning some basic techniques, how to incorporate essential oils if desired, and having a clearer understanding of the benefits of foot massage. Bring your favorite person - could be a spouse or parent or child or friend! The “partner”
means you get to give and receive a foot massage. Please bring a couple of towels and a pillow. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. Wednesday, February 14 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm $25 member per couple $35 non-member per couple Block Buster Workshop Learn a 3-step proven method to uncover and release the blocks that stop you from living the life you want and deserve. Some ingrained family and cultural habits learned long ago, may not serve you now. Discover what these are so you can enjoy prosperity, good health, and great relationships. Instructor: Gloria Nye. Thursday, February 22 9:00 am to 12:00 pm $17 member, $22 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 8 9:30 am to 2:30 pm $49 member, $58 non-member Introduction to Ayurveda, Part 1 Ayurveda, or Knowledge of Life, is the ancient health system of India. Its principles are entirely relevant to your life today and more importantly, to your health and longevity. Come learn some more about this sister science to Yoga. Instructor: Karen Murtagh.
Wednesday, March 14 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm $15 member, $19 non-member Craft Workshop: Wooden Paintings In this one morning workshop, Bridget Nankivell from Art 120 will provide step by step instructions to complete two handmade 10x10 wooden paintings. Makes a great decorative accent for your home. Add a splash of colour using acrylic and cottage paint. Stencils will be provided for the shapes of the birds. No art experience necessary. Cost includes supplies. Drop by the Centre to view the picture. Monday, March 26 9:30 am to 11:30 am $52 member, $57 non-member Ayurveda and Your Health, Part 2 After we learn the principles of Ayurveda as a system, we can focus on how to implement what we’ve learned into “as-needed” wellness tools and super simple daily practices. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. Wednesday, March 28 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm $15 member, $19 non-member
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. Pastry-Making Workshop Join us for a fun and interesting session of pastry-making. We have had requests for this session. If you are interested, please let us know at the Centre and once a date has been set we will let you know. Volunteer instructor: Morven McCorquodale. Date & Time TBA
New Year’s Resolutions for Your Health Please join Dan Micu and Carmen Micu from “Soothe - longevity clinic” as they go through Eastern Medicine and Acupressure, Self-Massage and Natural Remedies benefits for seniors with cardiovascular diseases, degenerative disorders and other geriatric issues. This presentation will provide an overview of therapies and valuable tips that can improve quality of life. Friday, January 12 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Introduction to Indian Cooking Learn about some of the most commonly used spices in Indian cooking. We will make a few north Indian dishes that use these spices: channa masala (chick peas), aloo gobi (cauliflower with potatoes), curried chicken, basmati rice, roti (bread) and raita (yogurt with cucumbers). Thanks to volunteer instructor Deepti Celetti. Friday, January 12 9:30 am to 12:00 pm $1 member, $3 non-member -orFriday, January 19 9:30 am to 12:00 pm $1 member, $3 non-member Budget-Wise Cooking Join us for this delicious hands-on cooking demonstration with volunteers Sherry and Rosie. Sample new recipes and flavours. Be sure to register ahead. Tuesday, January 16 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 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
these monthly sessions. Held on Fridays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. January 19, February 16, March 16 $1 member, $3 non-member Travel Presentation: Walking, Wining and Dining Join Diane for this presentation on exploring small group authentic and immersive travel in Canada and worldwide through Walking, Wining and Dining. Presented by Diane Cook of TPI Travel. Friday, January 19 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Nutrition Trivia Join in-store dietitian for some nutrition trivia, learn some fun nutrition facts and win some tasty prizes! Pre-register at the Senior Centre. Registered individuals to meet Kelly at the Customer Service Desk at Zehrs Markets Fergus (800 Tower St., S). No charge. Friday January 19 10:00 am to 11:00 am Battling the Winter Blues: Learning to Manage Seasonal Affective Disorder Each winter season thousands of Canadians suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. In the northern hemisphere our days get significantly shorter in the winter, which can affect our mental health. If you or a loved one suffers from low mood in the winter months it may be the winter blues. Learn ways to manage so you can go back to feeling energetic and motivated even during these cold months. Presented by Dr. Nicole Bobala ND, Naturopathic Doctor at Shift Family Health Centre. Monday, January 22 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member The Orange and the Green in Nineteenth-Century Scotland In this talk, Kevin explores the varied experiences of Irish immigrants in Scotland, where they played a critical role in shaping the direction
of the country’s industrialization and urbanization, as well as being embroiled in social and political tensions. Speaker Kevin James holds a PhD from Edinburgh University and is Associate Professor of Modern Scottish History at the University of Guelph, where his research and publications focus on tourism and travel history and comparative Irish and Scottish economic and social history. Monday, January 22 at 11:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Focus on Fixed Income This presentation is designed to educate you on how fixed income investments such as bonds can help you to reach their financial goals. Presented by Ben Henry, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Thursday, January 25 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Do you qualify for a Disability Tax Credit? The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit used to reduce the income tax you pay. It’s available for people with a severe and prolonged physical or mental impairment, subject to approval by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Come and meet a representative to explain your options for this year’s filing. Presented in partnership with the Centre Wellington Stroke Recovery Community Program. No charge. Friday, January 26 9:30 am to 10:30 am Who will speak for you, if you can’t speak for yourself? Advance Care Planning Get your questions answered! 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 workshop is facilitated by Marsha Wolowich, with 44 years nursing experience working in Critical
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Care Units, VON community nurse and nurse educator at Conestoga College, Hospital Educator and 11 years as Wellington Countyâ€™s Palliative Care Consultant. This course is highly recommended by previous participants. Fridays, 10:00 am to 11:30 am January 26 & February 2, 2 classes $2 member, $6 non-member Honey Bees Join Paul Kelly, Research and Apiary Manager with the Honey Bee Research Centre, University of Guelph for this interesting talk on honey bees. Monday, January 29 at 9:30 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. Thursday, February 1 Appointments: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Navigating the Homecare and Healthcare System in Ontario The healthcare and homecare landscape in Ontario is changing from CCAC (Community Care Access Centre), to private homecare, retirement facilities and long term care. Learn about the options as we get older, and what the government financially covers and what is not covered. Presented by Laura Greenway-Balnar, R.N., B.A.Sc., owner, Right at Home Canada. Monday, February 5 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member My Hearing is Not as Good as it Used to Be, Now What Do I do? Join in a morning workshop to deal positively with changes in your hearing. Topics: dealing with hearing
changes, hearing assessment, hearing aids, communication strategies, assistive living devices, community supports. Presented by the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS). Cost $5 donated to CHS. Thursday, February 8 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Chronic Pain Management Workshop Delivered by The Arthritis Society, this two hour workshop introduces you to different coping methods to counter pain and encourage you to take an active role in reducing its impact on your life. You will learn about the sources of pain and how to handle it, role of stress, fatigue and exercise in pain management, various tools for handling pain and an overview of the different medications used to treat arthritis. Anyone with chronic pain from any source, not just arthritis, will find this workshop helpful and we encourage caregivers to attend. No charge. Friday, February 9 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Crime Stoppers Join Sarah, the Program Coordinator for Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington, to learn about your local Crime Stoppers program. We will discuss how the program was created and how to provide information. Bring your questions and lean how to keep your family and friends safe! Thursday, February 15 at 10:00 am No charge Designing a Garden: Part 1 & 2 Join Marie Paxton from Canopy Farms Landscaping for this two-part gardening workshop. In the first class, we will cover the principles of design and discuss the elements that make up a good design. Feel free to being examples of areas at your home we can use as examples in this talk (photos, drawing, etc). This will be the start of a series of two classes. In the next class (Part 2), you will plan the layout
of your own garden to scale, and we will design together your own personalized garden or space. Bring measurements of your garden space/area. Part 1: Friday, February 16 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Part 2: Friday, March 9 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Knife Skills Do you like to cook but feel a bit intimidated when it comes to using a knife? Join Kelly, in-store dietitian, to pick up some quick and easy knife skills so that you can feel more confident in the kitchen! Pre-register at the Senior Centre. Registered individuals will then meet Kelly at the Customer Service Desk at Zehrs Markets Fergus (800 Tower St., S). No charge. Friday February 16 10:00 am to 10:45 am Community Stroke Rehabilitation: Exercise and Mobility Are you ready for the spring? Interested in joining a fitness program to continue to regain function after stroke? During this presentation we will meet at a local fitness company. Friday, February 23 9:30 am to 10:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Estate and Executor Planning Learn what IS and what is NOT usually included in a Will. Also discussing topics: the family meeting, downsizing 101, and assigning an Executor. Presented by Dean Dunbar, Financial Advisor, Freedom 55 Financial, who specializes in Elder Planning and is a Certified Executor Advisor. Monday, February 26 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member
Senior Rightsizing Are thinking of downsizing and/ or moving to a smaller residence? Preparation for a big move is most important. Learn how to deal with a lifetime of memories. Complete your transition smoothly by following a step-by-step process to make it less stressful. Presented by Cathy Mendler, of New Leaf Organizers. Thursday, March 1 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Dementia Overview Please join us for this session which will cover: learning about dementia; adapting to changes in the brain and living well with dementia. Persons with dementia may attend with or without a care partner, just as care partners may attend with or without a person living with dementia. Presented by Thayna Walter, Community Programs Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. Friday, March 2 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Aging-in-Place and Home Safety What does Aging-In-Place mean to you? How to make small changes to your home/lifestyle so that you can stay where you are living, safely and comfortably. From Universal Design and Accessibility Options to discussions on the overall risk of falling. Presented by Laura Greenway-Balnar, R.N., B.A.Sc., owner, Right at Home Canada, Certified Aging in Place Specialist. Monday, March 5 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Go Green! It’s all about green around St. Patrick’s Day! Join Kelly, your in-store dietitian for an interactive session to learn about and try some green foods! Pre-register at the Senior Centre. Registered individuals will then meet Kelly at the Customer Service Desk at Zehrs Markets Fergus
(800 Tower St., S). No charge. Friday March 16 10:00 am to 11:00 am Losing Weight and Improving Your Health with the Paleo Diet Have you ever wondered what the Paleo diet is and how can it help improve your health along with causing weight loss? Dr. Nicole Bobala ND, Naturopathic Doctor at Shift Family Health Centre helps to explain this popular dieting style – why some foods are acceptable and why others may be negatively impacting your health. At the end of the seminar you will know whether or not this diet is appropriate for you. In addition, she will provide tips and tricks to help make this diet a manageable lifestyle change. Monday, March 19 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Wills, Powers of Attorneys and Living Wills Excellent opportunity to have your questions answered by a lawyer who drafts testamentary documents and administers estates. This participation-oriented seminar will focus on Wills, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills. Discuss strategies to minimize Estate Administration Tax (more commonly referred to as Probate Fees) and basic components of sound Estate Planning. Your questions are encouraged throughout. Presented by Nate Martin, a lawyer with SmithValeriote LLP in Fergus. Held at VPSC’s Active Living and Retirement Show at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus. Friday, March 23 at 10:30 am No charge Get Your Money! Understanding Ontario’s Tax Credits and Benefits for Individuals and Families: Ontario Ministry of Finance Are you and your family members receiving all of the Ontario tax credits
and benefits you are entitled to? Are you familiar with government programs and resources that help all Ontarians, including seniors, parents, and people with disabilities? Do you know you must file your tax return each year, even if you don’t owe any tax, to qualify for many credits, benefits, and programs? If you answered NO to any of these questions, you may benefit from attending. Although the seminar is not intended as a discussion on individual tax situations there should be time at the end for questions. Presented by Jeremy Bertrand, Tax Advisory Specialist, Ministry of Finance. Held at VPSC’s Active Living and Retirement Show at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus. Friday, March 23 at 11:45 am No charge Frauds and Scams: Presented by the OPP Learn about the top five frauds and scams, trends and how to protect yourself. Learn how to recognize and avoid common scams. Presented by OPP Constable Marylou Schwindt, Media Relations and Community Safety Officer. Held at VPSC’s Active Living and Retirement Show at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus. Friday, March 23 at 1:00 pm No charge Coin and Stamp Appraisal Clinic Many of us have stamp or coin collections put away in a box. Do you ever wonder about its value? Have it viewed and appraised. Book your 30 minute appointment prior to the clinic by calling the Centre. Thanks to volunteer Richard Stewart for running this clinic. $1 members or $3 nonmembers. Tuesday, March 27
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Guaranteed Income for your Retirement This presentation is for those who are concerned about having adequate income in retirement better understand the basics of potential guaranteed income solutions. Presented by Ben Henry, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Thursday, March 29 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Learn to Play Bid Euchre Learn how to play this interesting card game in just one session. Euchre knowledge is needed. Volunteer instructor: Andrea Corner. If you would like to learn to play euchre or would like to arrange an alternate day please contact the Centre. Tuesday, April 24 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member
SPECIAL EVENTS 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 second Monday of the month at 10:00 am. Or contact the Centre to schedule a tour anytime. No charge. Monday, January 8 at 10:00 am Monday, February 12 at 10:00 am Monday, March 12 at 10:00 am Homemade Lunches Lunch is served every Wednesday at 12:00 pm at the Centre. On some Wednesdays, we host homemade fundraising lunches prepared by Program Committee volunteers. See dates below. Full menus listed in monthly calendar. $8 members, $9 non-members unless otherwise stated. Reservations recommended. Stay for one of the many afternoon
drop-in activities after lunch. All proceeds support the Centre. January 10 Turkey Soup January 24 Robbie Burns $12 members, $14 non-member February 14 Valentine Cranberry Chicken $10 member, $12 non-member February 28 Homemade Lunch (menu TBD) March 14 St. Patrick’s Day Stew $10 member, $12 non-member March 28 Easter Ham Lunch $10 member, $12 non-member
fine art, decorative art (silver, china, clocks and art objects), jewellery, watches, etc. Alex from Treasure Antiques will give a verbal appraisal of your special piece. Cost $5.00 per item. Pre-registration including payment is required for each piece you wish to have appraised. Everyone is welcome watch items being appraised. Friday, March 2 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Robbie Burns Lunch Join us for a special homemade lunch at the Centre to celebrate Robbie Burns’ birthday, born Jan. 25, 1759 near Ayr, Scotland. Regarded as Scotland’s national poet, he is most famous for writing the words to Auld Lang Syne. Menu includes traditional Scottish fare: meat pie, mushy peas, neeps and tatties, caramel raisin pudding and haggis (carried into the room led by a piper in full dress with Burns’ “Address to a Haggis” given). Reserve your seat. Thanks to VPSC Program Committee for organizing this fundraising lunch. Wednesday, January 24 12:00 pm $12 member, $14 non-member
Active Living and Retirement Show Visit VPSC’s 11th annual one-day event held at the CW Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave, Fergus, and see the 50+ exhibitor booths for services available to older adults from a variety of organizations: health, financial, travel, recreation, support services, volunteering and more. Learn about opportunities for older adults in our community. Grab bags to the first 150 people. FREE: chair massages, light refreshments, fitness classes, seminars and more. See schedule on front page of the Seniors Section. Friday, March 23 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Free admission
Valentine Tea Dance Celebrate Valentine’s at the Centre! Dance music provided by The Melody Makers. Enjoy refreshments. All welcome to join in the fun. Donations appreciated at the door. Spot dance prizes to be won. No partner needed. Thanks to the Melody Makers for organizing this event. Friday, February 9 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm By donation at the door
Tan Jay Fashion Show See the new Spring fashions from Tan Jay and Alia (Guelph Store) including regular, plus and petite sizes. Refreshments and door prizes included! Note early bird ticket deadline. We are looking for volunteers to model the clothes. All proceeds support the Centre. Friday, April 27 at 1:30 pm $7 members, $8 non by April 20 $8 members, $9 non after
Antique Appraisal Day Discover what your antiques are worth. The Valuation Clinic is run by Treasure Antiques & Appraisals of Oakville. Treasures will evaluate
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Please call 519.846.9691 x278 • Program Committee
• Special Events
This committee plans and organizes special event fundraisers for the Centre. Meets monthly on the first Monday of the month at 10:15 am.
Volunteers needed to help with food preparation, planning and organization, set up and clean up.
• Foot Care Clinic
Assist the nurse with light administrative duties including phone calls, appointments, handling cash, receipts, greeting clients.
Looking for volunteers to help with lunch on a rotating schedule. Set up for lunch, serve and clean up. Includes complimentary lunch.
• Cooking for a Crowd
Need volunteers who love to cook to help with fundraising lunches for up to 60 people.
Looking for volunteers to do dishes for Wednesday lunches on a rotating schedule. Includes complimentary lunch.
• Bingo Caller
Needed Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.
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?
All classes subject to cancellation with insufficient registration. If cancelled due to low enrolment, you will receive a full refund or you can transfer to another class. Early registration is recommended to avoid cancellations.
NEW PROGRAMS 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.
ERRORS While precautions are taken to ensure correct information, sometimes mistakes are made. If an error occurs in this publication, the computer registration system will be taken as the correct information.
REFUNDS Did you know that if you pay by credit or debit we can refund directly to the card should the course be cancelled? Consider using a credit or debit card when registering. No more waiting for a cheque in the mail. Allow up to 4 weeks to process cheque refunds. See page 9 for all refund policies.
EMERGENCY CLOSINGS If classes are unexpectedly cancelled, we will contact all participants by phone or email to notify of the cancellation.
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Published on Nov 27, 2017
A guide to Centre Wellington's sports and leisure activities. Featuring programs offered at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex, Victoria Senio...