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Fall

Contents Centre Wellington Community Guide Fall Edition 2018

Community:

Community Contact List Centre Wellington Events Fergus Grand Theatre

4-5 6-8 32-33

Fitness:

Fitness Classes Weight Room

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Aquatics: Register Online How to Register Registration Form General Pool Information Swimming Lesson Information Admission Ppolicy Swimming Admittance And Admission Prices Swimming Supervision Requirements Swim Descriptions Aquatics Pool Swim Schedule - Fall 2018 Aquafit Schedule - Fall 2018 Lesson Descriptions (Preschool) Red Cross Program Structure (Kids Ages 5-13) Swimming Lesson Schedule - Fall 2018 Introductory Livesaving Courses/Additional Programs Advanced Leadership Employment Opportunities

Adult/Seniors:

Victoria Park Seniors Centre Programs

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Community CONTACTS Help

Ambulance 843.5909 Animal Control, Guelph Humane Society 824.3091 Centre Wellington Hydro 843.2900 Centre Wellington Township Office 846.9691 Crime Stoppers 1.800.222.8477 Distress Centre Well/Dufferin 1.888.821.3760 Fire – Admin. and Public Safety 843.1950 Groves Hospital Volunteer Assoc. 843.2010 Groves Memorial Hospital 843.2010 Health Unit, Wellington/Dufferin/Guelph 846.2715 Highway Info (Winter) 1.888.638.9899 Hydro Emergency in Fergus & Elora 827.8588 or 827.8589 Kid’s Help Line 1.800.668.6868 Madd Wellington County Chapter 515.0623 O.P.P – 24 hrs 1.888.310.1122 O.P.P Admin 856.1506 Poison Information 1.800.268.9017 Rural Women’s Support Programme 843.6834 Sewer Emergency 1.888.886.9281 St. John Ambulance, Les Morrison 846.8704 The Door Youth Centre 787.9025 Wellington/Dufferin/Guelph Public Health 800.265.7293

General Info

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

Arts and Culture

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

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

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

787.7082 519.341.4658 843.3880 823.8893 846.0556 843.7703 846.9698

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

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Order of Eastern Star, Muriel Brown 787.0054 Probus Club of CW., Dean Percy 846.5965 Rotary Club of CW., Lisa MacDonald 519.664.2345 Rotary Club of Fergus Elora, Leanne Iravani 787.5425 Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 229 846.9611 Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 275 843.2345 Scouts Canada, Fergus, D. McPherson 843.6310 Scouts Canada, Elora, Shawn Jones 766.3467 Scouts Canada, Belwood, J. Vines 787.0560 Spark of Brilliance, P. McCulloch 843.5742 The Door Youth Centre 787.0925 Victoria Park Seniors Centre 846.9691 x204 Women’s Institute, Doreen Ecclestone 843.1998

Support Services

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

Dance Instruction

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

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

Sports and Leisure

Badminton Club, Ross Langlands 843.3246 Baton Club, Krista DiStasi 994.0639 Basketball (men’s) Doug Warran 846.1063 Basketball-CW Celtics, Blake Cudmore 787.2963 Beach Volleyball, Tom Woods 846.2474 Bears Cheerleading 226.971.1614 Belwood Sailing Club, Margaret Hull 821.9972 Bushido Martial Arts, S. Champagne 993.6367 C.W. Ball Hockey, J. Ranahan 994.0500 C.W. Martial Arts Academy, C. Mulligan 843.6580 Curling Club, Elora 846.0440 Curling Club, Fergus 843.2641 Cycling Club, Nick Bachinski 787.0441 Fergus Model Flyers 829.3809 Fergus Tennis Club 787.7003 Field Lacrosse, Ben Hayne 846.5648 Fitness Kickboxing Fergus, J. Watson 837.5904 Football, Chris Brown 787.0554 Friends of the Grand, L. McGratton 843.3102 G.R. Girls Hockey, Mindy Ferguson 835-0234 In-door Soccer 843.3360 In-Line Hockey, Mike D’Archi 226.821.5730 Kayak Club, Wayne Donison 400.0858 Lawn Bowling Club-Elora Rocks, Doreen Cook 846.2492 Men’s 3 Pitch, Fergus, D. Parkinson 843.5923 Minor Hockey CW., Christine Cook 846.2407 Minor Lacrosse, CW, Rodney Golds 843.9918 Minor Ball, Alma, Josh Blenkiron 846.1077 Minor Ball, CW, Robin Larkin 647.938.4663 Minor Softball, Ponsonby, Pat Kurtz 836.8466 Pickle Ball, David Oxley 829.1806 Ponsonby Rec. Club, Shirley Obergan 846.8113 Racquets Club 846.9910 Ringette, Bruce Parkin 843.1278 Rugby Club, Joe Bowley 994.1137 Skating Club, Fergus, Evelyn Brown 787.0567 Skating Club, Elora, Cathi 226.820.1116 Snowmobile Club Inc, Angela Ackroyd 846.8417 Soccer, F.E.D.S. Chris Slack 843.3360 Special Olympics, Ron Heiple 822.3192 Synchronized Skating, Krista Frazer 843.4498 Swim Team, Angela Klein 787.2122

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

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Community EVENTS August 4

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

August 9

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

August 10 – 11 Fergus Scottish Festival Historical Walking Tours www.ferguselora.ca

August 10 –11

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

August 24 – 25

September 22 – 23

August 26

September 23

August 26

September 25

September 1

September 28 – 30

Grand River Truck & Tractor Pull Grand River Raceway www.grandriveragsociety.com Tri-Kids Triathlon C.W. Sportsplex www.trikids.ca Antique and Classic Car Show Wellington County Museum www.wellington.ca

Fergus Ghost Walk, 8:00pm Tickets at the Bookery debbgreer@bookery.ca

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

August 10 – 12

September 5

Fergus Scottish Festival C.W. Sportsplex info@fergusscottishfestival.com

August 10 – 11

Fergus Scottish Festival Downtown Edition 10:00am – 2:00pm www.downtownfergus.com

August 17 – 19 Riverfest Elora Bissell Park, Elora www.riverfestelora.com

August 18

Abba Magic Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

August 18

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

August 21

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

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Fall Leisure Show Minor Sports Registration C.W. Sportsplex 6-8pm

September 7

Fergus BIA Classic Car Show St. Andrew St. W Fergus www.downtownfergus.com

September 9

Fergus Fall Fair BBQ and Ambassador Competition C.W. Sportsplex www.fergusfallfair.ca

September 14 – 16 Fergus Fall Fair C.W. Sportsplex www.fergusfallfair.ca

September 15

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

September 22

Beach Party Boys Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

Elora Fergus Studio Tour Various locations www.elorafergusstudiotour.com Harvest Home Festival Wellington County Museum www.wellington.ca C.W. Blood Donor Clinic C.W. Community Sportsplex www.blood.ca Culture Days in C.W. Various locations www.centrewellington.ca

September 29 – 30 Culture Days Historical Walking Tours www.elorafergus.ca

September 29 – 30

Elora Fergus Studio Tour Various locations www.elorafergusstudiotour.com

September 29

Fall Wellington Rural Romp www.tastereal.ca

September 29

Fergus Ghost Walk Tickets at the Bookery debbgreer@bookery.ca

October 1 – 31 Monster Month Downtown Elora www.monstermonth.ca

October 6

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

October 6

Brothers Gibb: The Bee Gees Story Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

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October 7

October 24

October 9

October 27

Pumpkin Day Elora Farmers Market www.sensationalelora.com Sensational Soup Off Wellington County Museum www.sensationalelora.com

October 11

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

October 12

EPIC Journey Tribute Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

October 13

Fergus Lantern Tour Downtown Fergus www.elorafergus.ca Fergus Ghost Walk Tickets at the Bookery debbgreer@bookery.ca

October 27

Halloween Haunt Downtown Fergus www.downtownfergus.com

October 27

Fresh Horses: Garth Brooks Tribute Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

October 29

November 17 Free Skate Sponsor: Wightman C.W. Sportsplex 2:30 pm

November 17

Music and Arts Collide Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

November 20

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

November 22 – 25

Peter Pan: A Family Musical Panto Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

Oh Susanna Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

Fergus Ghost Walk Tickets at the Bookery debbgreer@bookery.ca

November 22 – 23

October 14

November 3

November 24

Family Halloween Activities Wellington County Museum www.wellington.ca

October 18 – 26

Spirit Walk/ Cemetery Walk Wellington County Museum www.wellington.ca

October 20

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

October 20

Elora Lantern Tour Elora Info. Centre www.elorafergus.ca

October 20

Monster March Parade MacDonald Square, Elora www.sensationalelora.com

October 23

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

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

November 3 Free Skate Sponsor: Wightman C.W. Sportsplex 2:30 pm

November 5

Remembrance Ceremony Wellington County Museum www.wellington.ca

November 10

Patsy Cline and the Queens of Country Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

November 16

Keep the Faith: Bon Jovi Tribute Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

November 17

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

Starlight Shopping Elora www.elora.info

Elora Santa Claus Parade of Lights Downtown Elora 6 pm www.eloralions.org

November 30

Elton Rohn Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

November 30

Christmas Tree Lighting & Carols Downtown Fergus (Library) 7pm www.downtownfergus.com

December 1

Deck the Halls with Dirty Dishes Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

December 1

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

December 1

Santa Claus Parade Downtown Fergus www.elorafergus.ca

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December 9

December 18

December 9

December 18 – 19

December 7 – 16

December 21

Christmas Festival Wellington County Museum www.wellington.ca Handel’s Messiah St. Joseph’s Church, Fergus www.elorafestival.com Anne of Green Gables Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

December 15

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 Festival of Carols St. John’s Church www.elorafestival.com

Naomi Bristow and Friends Country Christmas Fergus Grand Theatre www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca

January 3

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

182ND ANNUAL

FERGUS FALL FAIR - SCHEDULE OF EVENTS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

6:00 p.m. Fergus Fall Fair Ambassador Competition and Chicken BBQ

8:30 a.m. Family Pancake Breakfast 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wild Ontario 10:00 a.m. Heavy Horse Show 10:00 a.m. 4-H Sheep Show New 11:00 a.m. Open Sheep Show 11:00 a.m. Mini Ninja Course, kids and dogs New 12 noon Baby Show 12 noon Goat Show 12 noon Cookie Decorating 12 noon Sheep Herding Demonstrations 12:30 p.m. Western Games 1:00 p.m. Children’s Pedal Pull 1:30 p.m. Sheep Herding Demonstrations 2:00 p.m. Diamonds in the Ruff 3:30 p.m. Sheep Herding Demonstrations 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Exhibits to be Removed (Hall, Sheds)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Midway Only Exhibits Received (Hall)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Exhibits Received (Hall) Chili Cook-Off Tractor Pulls

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

««« ADMISSION: ««« THURSDAY EVENING: Free EVENING SHOWS: $15 | DAYTIME ENTRY: $10 AGES 13 TO 18: $8 | AGES 6 TO 12: $4 AGES 5 & UNDER: Free PARKING $5 | Includes HST #808208706

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wild Ontario 10:30 a.m. 4-H Beef Cattle Show 11:00 a.m. Diamonds in the Ruff 11:45 a.m. Sheep Herding Demonstrations 12 noon 4-H Dairy Cattle Show 12:30 p.m. Open Dairy Cattle Show 1:00 p.m. Open Beef Cattle Show 1:30 p.m. Diamonds in the Ruff 2:00 p.m. Talent Show 2:00 p.m. Sheep Herding Demonstrations 3:00 p.m. Diamonds in the Ruff 4:00 p.m. Farmer’s Olympics/Redneck Games 4:15 p.m. Sheep Herding Demonstrations 6:00 p.m. Mini Modified and Truck Pulls

Special Entertainment Local Talent Show on Saturday Do you sing, dance or play? All ages and talents welcome!

Wild Ontario

Live animal education and interaction 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday!

NEW! Extreme Bike Show

Featuring Jordan Szoke Saturday and Sunday. See fair website for details.

fergusfallfair.ca

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Entertainment Tent

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Rhythm Foot Jason Sheffield Talent Show Farmers Olympics

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Kara Shaw Bob McLean, Celtic Music Fergus Brass Band Boys from Arthur

«««ACTIVITY HOURS:««« THURS. EVENING: MIDWAY ONLY 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. FRIDAY: 5:00 p.m. to Midnight SATURDAY: 9:00 a.m. to Midnight SUNDAY: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

«««BUILDING HOURS:««« FRIDAY: SATURDAY: SUNDAY:

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Full kitchen available for your choice of caterers.

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

Saturdays 8:30 - 10:00 am Kind & Strong Vinyasa Flow

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Township of Centre Wellington HOW TO REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS Registration Policies REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 15

HOW TO REGISTER IN PERSON: Centre Wellington Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus

ONLINE: All you need is to create an account, and Visa or Master Card number to complete. https://ca.apm. activecommunities.com/ centrewellington

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

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

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

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

Adult First Name: Apt#

Address City

Registration Form

Postal Code

Home Phone #

Email

Cell Phone #

Bus. Phone #

Participant Medical Conditions

Emergency Contact Name

Home Phone #

Cell Phone #

Relationship

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

Start Date

Time

Fee

Program Name

Start Date

Time

Fee

2. PARTICIPANT Last Name

First Name

Program Name

Start Date

Time

Fee

Program Name

Start Date

Time

Fee

3. PARTICIPANT Last Name

First Name

Program Name

Start Date

Time

Fee

Program Name

Start Date

Time

Fee

PART D: Waiver

Birth Date mm/dd/yr

Birth Date mm/dd/yr

Sex M/F

Sex M/F

PART E: Method of Payment

Disclaimer:

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

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Parent/Guardian's Signature:

Card Holders Name (please print) Signature:

Date:

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

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

Family Swim Passes The Township offers an annual Family Swim Pass. This is valid for all drop in swims (lane, public, family, adult leisure, special needs, parent and tot). The cost is $402.75 per year. This pass can be used for two adults and up to four children. We offer numerous other passes for adults and seniors for a variety of programs as well. Please call 519.846.9691 x 903 for more information.

Feeding Your Children Before Swimming Children may experience nausea while swimming after eating a large meal. Please give your child ample time to digest his or her food before swimming. Please do not feed your child a large meal just prior to swimming.

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.

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Free Public Swimming

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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.

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.

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

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)

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 4:00pm5:00 p.m. Please call 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.

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AQUATICS | Pool Information Swimming Lesson Information: We offer most swimming levels at every lesson time frame. This format of programming allows parents to register multiple children at the same time. Most lessons are 45 minutes in length in order to provide additional practice time for swimmers. In order to coordinate all of our swimmers, instructors will teach multi-level classes. In order to offer a wide range of lesson times we often combine our Swim Kids 7/8/9 & 10 swimming levels in one class. This fall we are programming some of these lessons with a smaller range of levels. Swim Kids 7/8 classes and Swim Kids 9/10 classes will run separately at the following times: Sundays 7:00-8:00pm, Mondays 7:008:00pm, Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm

Cancelled Classes Registering early gives us a better idea of which programs are of interest to you. People often wait until the last minute to register, only to find out that the program has been cancelled due to low registration, or is full. Registering early, increases your program choices. If you are currently enrolled in lessons and concerned about registering in the wrong level you can transfer between levels if a change is needed. Check with your child’s instructor after lesson 8. Classes with low enrolment will be cancelled approximately 1 week before programs start.

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

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Deck Supervisor

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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

Aquafit Admission Prices:

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

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

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

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

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

Aquafit Membership:

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

Swim Membership: Adult (18-55 years) 6 Months: $277.70 One Year: $384.95 Senior (55 + years)/ Student (16,17, yrs) 6 Months: $234.80 One Year: $320.05 Family Swim Pass $402.75 (2 adults, 4 children) Valid for all Swims (Lane, Public, Family, Adult Leisure, Special Needs and Parent and Tot)

Adult (18-55 years) 6 Months: $369.55 One Year: $650.55 Senior (55 + years) Student (16,17, yrs) 6 Months: $302.10 One Year: $562.35 Fees include HST. Patrons with a Swim or Aquafit Membership receive a 3 month locker rental FREE. (Deposit still applies) Please note lockers are available to rent on a monthly basis. A $20 refundable deposit is required. Lockers are $5.35/month. Memberships can be purchased for shorter time frames, (1, 2, 3, 4 month periods). Please inquire at the Sportsplex for costs.

Admission Policy: Children under the age of 10 years may not be admitted to the swimming pool unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 12 years of age and are responsible for their direct supervision with a maximum of 2 children for each parent or guardian. The ratio of non-swimmers to parent or guardian may be increased for children aged 6-9 to a maximum of four bathers to one parent or guardian if life jackets are worn by all non-swimmers in their charge. Children between the ages of 6 and 9 who are swimmers (pass the facility swim test) may be admitted to the swimming pool unaccompanied. Parents/ guardian must be present for the swim test, and remain in the facility for the duration of the swim. Whirlpool: Due to the high temperature, the whirlpool is for use by patrons 16 years of age and older.

Personal Assistant for Leisure Activities (PAL) Card A “PAL� card is available to people with a disability who require assistance to attend recreation programs. These cards can be used in surrounding municipalities including Guelph; Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. For details see page 13.

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AQUATICS | 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.

Red Wristbands Wristbands Red

Swim Test Cards

Age 5 and under (Non Swimmer)

Age 6-9 (Non Swimmer)

May not be admitted to the swimming pool unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Must stay within arms reach.

Did not pass facility swim test. Parents must be within arms reach at all times in shallow water.

Admission Requirements: Always accompanied (parent/guardian 12+)

Admission Requirements: Always accompanied (parent/ guardian 12+)

1:2 or

1:2

LIFEJACKETS

1:4

Yellow Wristbands

Green Wristbands

Age 5 and under (Competent Swimmer )

Age 6-9 (Competent Swimmer )

Successfully completed facility swim test. Child can use water slide and swim in deep areas.

Successfully completed facility swim test.

Admission Requirements: Always accompanied (parent/ guardian 12+)

1:2

Admission Requirements: Parent/ Guardian remains in the facility Age 10+ (Non Swimmer) If not a competent swimmer will be required to stay in shallow water. Admission Requirements: No adult supervision required.

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Each ratio indicates the maximum number of children that one responsible person (aged 12 or older) is able to supervise. Parent/guardian must be in proper bathing attire, in the water, actively participating within arms reach at all times.

Patrons that have successfully completed the swim test will receive a “Swim Test Card�. Upon future visits to the facility children can present the swim test card to reception staff when paying for the swim and will receive the appropriate colour wristband. A parent / caregiver must be in the facility during the swim. If you forget your swim test card you will be required to complete the swim test again. If at any time a patron with a swim test card is unable to complete the swim test their swim test card will be revoked.

Swim Test Criteria Tread Water for 20 seconds, front swim 10 meters, tread water for 20 seconds, front swim 15 meters. Swimmers must make an attempt at over arm recovery with a near horizontal body position. Lifeguards reserve the right to have any swimmer complete the swim test and to determine competency to use the deep area of the pool.

High-Risk Participants High-risk participants must be in a ratio of 1:1. High-risk participants are defined as those who have a condition or illness that may put them at risk in an aquatic environment (e.g. frequent seizures, fainting conditions, etc) and those who are unable to control behaviour or impulses and require direct supervision.

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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

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Adult Leisure Swim Adults can come to enjoy “unstructured” swimming in the main pool. Two lanes are designated for those wanting to swim lengths. The Whirlpool is available for these swims. Family Swim Enjoy time in the pool as a family. All the pools are open, the waterslide will open at 2:00pm. Children are to be accompanied by an adult. A lane will be designated for those wanting to swim lengths. The last 2 hours will be combined with public swimming. Special Needs Swim Adults, seniors, and children are welcome. Any caregiver voluntering their time to help a person with special needs is admitted free (1 caregiver per person). These swims are combined with our parent and tot swims and take place in our leisure pool, which is maintained at 33.5 degrees celsius (92F). Please note, during some morning swims the pool may be shared with other programs for short periods of time. The main pool will be available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 to11:45am. Therapy Swim All three pools are available for you to do your own self-guided therapeutic exercises (our staff do not provide instruction in this time). Check out our Arthritis and Rehabilatation Aquafit programs for instruction.

Fall 2018 These swim times will be in effect from Tuesday September 4 until Friday February 1, 2019. Our admission policy is in effect for all swims. Please make note of these additional schedule changes:

Please make note of these additional schedule changes: Closures: Monday October 8 (Thanksgiving Monday) December 24,25, 26 and January 1 School Board PA Days: Fridays’ September 28, November 2, November 30, and February 1 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. (September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1, January 5) 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. (September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15, January 19) December Holiday Schedule: Holiday hours will take place from December 22 to January 6. The swimming pool will close at 4pm December 27, 28 and 31. Please see our Winter Community Guide for schedule.

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AQUATICS | Pool Swim Schedule MONDAY: Whirlpool:

6:30-8:45 9:45-10:00 10:45-11:00 11:45-12:55 1:45-3:30 8:45-9:30

Lane Swim:

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

Deep Water Running: 10:45-11:45

AM AM AM PM PM PM

AM

Shallow Water Walking: 9:45-10:45 AM

WEDNESDAY:

FRIDAY:

Whirlpool:

Whirlpool: 6:30-8:45 AM 9:45-10:00 AM 10:45-11:00 AM 11:45-12:55 PM 1:45-3:30 PM 6:30-7:55 PM 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 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 1:45-3:30 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

AM

Shallow Water Walking: 9:45-10:45 AM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM 2:00-3:30 PM

Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 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:

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

Shallow Water Walking: 9:45-10:45 AM Parent and Tot Swim: 10:00-12:00 PM Special Needs Swim: 10:00-12:00 PM

Fall 2018

Therapy Swim: 2:00-3:30 PM

SATURDAY:

Therapy Swim: 2:00-3:30 PM

Whirlpool:

THURSDAY:

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

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

Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 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

AM

Shallow Water Walking: 9:45-10:45 AM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM 5:00-7:55 PM Adult Leisure Swim: 10:45-11:45 AM Special Needs Swim: 11:00-12:55 PM 5:00-7:55 PM

11:45-3:55 PM

Parent and Tot Swim: 11:45-12:55 PM Family Swim: 1:05-3:55 PM Special Needs Swim: 11:45-12:55 PM

SUNDAY: Whirlpool:

11:45-3:55 PM

Lane Swim: 11:45-1:00 PM 1:00-3:55 PM Public Swim: 2:00-3:55 PM Parent and Tot Swim: 11:45-12:55 PM Family Swim: 1:05-3:55 PM Special Needs Swim: 11:45-12:55 PM

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AQUATICS | Aquafit Schedule Aquafit Descriptions

(Classes geared to adults 18 years+):

Aquafit Descriptions: 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.

Fall 2018

MONDAY: General Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 8:00-8:45

THURSDAY: AM PM

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

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

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

Movement Enhancement: 1:00-1:45 PM

FRIDAY:

TUESDAY: General Aquafit: 8:45-9:30 8:00-8:45

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

AM PM

Deep Water Aquafit: 10:00-10:45 AM Arthritis Aquafit: 1:00-1:45 PM 7:00-7:45 PM

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

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

WEDNESDAY: General Aquafit: 9:00-9:45 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 Tuesday September 4 - Friday February 1 2019. All classes are led by Certified instructors. Pre registered Aquafit classes are listed below. Classes cancelled: Monday Oct. 8, Dec. 24, 25 and 26 Evening classes (7:00pm & 8:00pm) are cancelled Dec. 24 - Dec. 28

PRE-REGISTERED AQUAFIT - Fall 2, 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 am to 11:45 am Sept. 10 to Nov 12 (9 Classes) Cancelled: Oct. 8 Cost: $81.40 Thursday, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Sept. 13 to Nov. 8 (9 Classes) Cost: $81.40

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AM PM

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

Arthritis Aquafit This class is specifically designed for those dealing with Arthritis. These classes are taught in our leisure pool. Excercising in warm water can maintain and improve your mobility through range of motion exercises.

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

General Aquafit: 8:45-9:30 8:00-8:45

Friday, 11:15 am to 12:00 pm Sept. 14 to Nov. 9 (9 Classes) Cost: $81.40 Arthritis Aquafit Friday, 11:00 am to 11:45 am Sept. 7 to Nov. 9 (10 Classes) Adult: $72.75 Senior: $65.00

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

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

OTTER

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

SEA OTTER

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

SALAMANDER

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

SUNFISH

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

CROCODILE

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

WHALE

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

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

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AQUATICS | Swimming Ages 5-13 RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 1 - $81.40 (5+ years) Swimmers develop front and back float, front and back glide and flutter kick. Swimmers work on entries and exits and build endurance by completing a 5m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 2 - $81.40 (5+ years) Swimmers further develop front and back glide with kick, develop front swim, complete assisted deep-water activities and a 10m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 3 - $81.40 (5+ years) Swimmers increase distance on front and back glide with flutter kick, float in deep water and wear a PFD in deep water. Swimmers learn sitting dives, and complete a 15m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 4 - $81.40 (5+ years) Swimmers develop front crawl and learn back swim with shoulder roll. Swimmers work on deep water activities including the kneeling dive and build endurance by completing a 25m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS

LEVEL 5 - $81.40

(5+ years) Swimmers further develop front crawl, learn back crawl and are introduced to whip kick on their back. Swimmers complete one minute of treading water and stride dive. Endurance is developed through a 50m distance swim.

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RED CROSS SWIM KIDS

RED CROSS SWIM KIDS

(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.

(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.

LEVEL 6 - $81.40

RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 7 - $89.20 (5+ years) Swimmers increase the distance for front and back crawl (50m), and increase distance for elementary backstroke. Swimmers are introduced to whip kick on front and stride entry, and complete a 150m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 8 - $89.20 (5+ years) Swimmers increase distance for front and back crawl (75m), and elementary backstroke (25m). Swimmers are introduced to breaststroke and develop eggbeater techniques and complete a 300m distance swim. RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LEVEL 9 - $89.20 (5+ years) Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (100m), elementary backstroke and refine their breaststroke. Swimmers learn sidestroke kick, perform headfirst surface dives and complete a distance swim of 400m.

LEVEL 10 - $89.20

What do I need to become a Lifeguard? To Become a Lifeguard Bronze Medallion / Emergency First Aid – CPR B (Pre-requisite: 13 years of age OR Bronze Star) Bronze Cross (Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid) Standard First Aid – CPR C (Must be from LSS, RC, St. John, OR CDN Ski Patrol) National Lifeguard (NL) (16 years of Age, Standard First Aid, Bronze Cross)

What do I need to become an Instructor? To Become an Instructor Bronze 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

Fall 2018

Fall 1 & 2 Schedule MONDAY:

TUESDAY:

WEDNESDAY:

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

Fall 1: Sept. 10 - Nov. 12 Cancellations: Oct. 8 Fall 2: Nov. 19 - Jan. 28 Cancellations: Dec. 24, Dec. 31

Starfish: 6:30-7:00 PM Duck: 5:30-6:00 PM Sea Turtle: Otter:

Fall 1: Sept. 11 - Nov. 6 Cancellations: none Fall 2: Nov. 20 - Jan. 29 Cancellations: Dec. 25, Jan. 1

Fall 1: Sept. 12 - Nov. 14 Cancellations: Oct. 31 Fall 2: Nov. 21 - Jan 30 Cancellations: Dec. 26, Jan. 2

Private Lessons: 4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 6:00-6:30 PM Starfish: 12:30-1:00 PM 6:00-6:30 PM

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

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

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

Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:

Duck: 12:00-12:30 PM 6:30-7:00 PM

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

Sea Turtle:

4:30-5:00 PM

Starfish: 5:30-6:00 PM

Otter:

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

Duck:

6:00-6:30 PM

Sea Turtle:

6:30-7:00 PM

Otter:

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

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

PM PM PM

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

Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:

5:00-6:00

PM

Rookie Patrol:

6:00-7:00 PM

Bronze Star:

3:45-5:15 PM

Ranger Patrol:

6:00-7:00 PM

Star Patrol:

6:00-7:00 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, 5, 6:

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

Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:

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

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AQUATICS | Swimming Lessons

Fall 2018

Fall 1 & 2 Schedule THURSDAY:

FRIDAY:

SATURDAY:

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

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

Adapted Aquatics: 9:00-9:30 AM

Fall 1: Sept. 13 - Nov. 8 Cancellations: none Fall 2: Nov. 15 - Jan. 24 Cancellations: Dec. 27, Jan. 3

Fall 1: Sept. 14 - Nov. 9 Cancellations: none Fall 2: Nov. 23 - Feb. 1 Cancellations: Dec. 28, Jan. 4

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

Fall 1: Sept. 15 - Nov. 10 Cancellations: none Fall 2: Nov. 17 - Jan. 26 Cancellations: Dec. 22, Dec. 29

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 10:30-11:00 AM 11:00-11:30 AM Starfish: 11:00-11:30 AM

Starfish: 5:00-5:30 PM Duck:

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

Duck: 9:00-9:30 AM Duck: 4:30-5:00 PM

Sea Turtle:

2:30-3:00 PM

Sea Turtle:

5:30-6:00 PM

Otter:

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

Otter:

6:00-6:30 PM

Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale: 1:00-1:45 PM Aqua Adults:

1:45-2:30

9:00-9:30 AM

Otter:

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

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

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: 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:

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

PM PM

Swim Kids 7, 8, 9, 10:

9:30-10:30 AM

Rookie Patrol:

10:30-11:30 AM

Ranger Patrol:

10:30-11:30 AM

Star Patrol:

10:30-11:30 AM

PM

Bronze Medallion: 4:00-7:00

PM

Bronze Cross:

PM

4:00-7:00

Sea Turtle:

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AQUATICS | Swimming Lessons Fall 1 & 2 Schedule SUNDAY:

Adapted Aquatics: 6:30-7:00

PM

Private Lessons: 5:00-5:30 5:30-6:00 6:00-6:30 6:30-7:00 7:00-7:30 7:15-7:45 7:30-8:00

PM PM PM PM PM PM PM

Starfish:

5:00-5:30

PM

Duck:

5:30-6:00

PM

Sea Turtle:

6:00-6:30

PM

Otter:

6:30-7:00

PM

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

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

PM PM PM

Swim Kids 5, 6: 5:00-5:45 7:15-8:00

PM PM

Swim Kids 7, 8, 9 10:

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

PM PM

Rookie Patrol:

6:30-7:30

PM

Ranger Patrol:

6:30-7:30

PM

Star Patrol:

6:30-7:30

PM

Aqua Teens:

7:15-8:00

PM

Aqua Adults:

7:15-8:00

PM

Bronze Star:

5:00-6:30

PM

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Additional Aquatic Programs ADAPTED AQUATICS

Fall 1: Sept. 16 - Nov. 18 Cancellations: Oct. 7 Fall 2: Nov. 25 - Jan. 27 Cancellations: Dec. 23, 30 Fall 2 is an 8 session lesson

Fall 2018

$73.60 Adapted aquatics is for children and youth with a physical or developmental disability who need 1:1 support to feel comfortable in the water and to progress in their swimming skills. Participants will be taught by an experienced aquatics instructor. See the Swimming Lesson Schedule on page 22 - 24 for class days and times.

Teen and Adult Lessons Teen lessons are offered on Sunday evenings between 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm. Adult lessons are offered on Sunday evenings between 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm and Thursday afternoons between 1:45 pm - 2:30pm.

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

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

AQUA TEENS 3 / AQUA ADULTS 3 Teens $83.60 Adults $99.20 Maintain or increase fitness through stroke improvement while swimming lengths. Candidates must be able to swim 2 strokes 100m each to start in this level.

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

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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.

BRONZE STAR / BASIC FIRST AID - $108.70 Pre-requisite: Recommended age 12 Too young for Bronze Medallion? Get a head start by taking Bronze Star! Have lots of fun while learning first aid skills, life guarding techniques and swim training. Basic First Aid is included in the course. Dates: Fall 1: Tuesday 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Dates: September 11 – November 6 Sunday 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Dates: September 16 – November 18 (Cancelled October 7) Fall 2: Tuesday 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Dates: November 20 – January 29 (no class December 25, January 1) Sunday 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Dates: November 25 – January 27 (no class December 23, December 30)

BRONZE MEDALLION / EMERGENCY FIRST AID$185.65 (Fee Includes Manual) Pre-requisite: 13 years of age (prior to exam) or Bronze Star. This course develops physical fitness, decision making and judgment skills for water rescue. First aid, CPR, tows, carries and releases are some of the skills covered. Emergency First Aid certification is included in the course. Candidates must be present for the last class (exam). Dates: Fall 1: Thursday 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dates September 6 – November 8

Dates November 15 – January 24 (no class December 27, January 3)

BRONZE CROSS - $185.65 (Includes CPR Mask) Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid This course builds on skills learned in Bronze Medallion and teaches the difference between lifeguarding and lifesaving, the principles of emergency procedures and teamwork. Candidates must be present for the last class (exam). Dates: Fall 1: Thursday 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dates September 6 – November 8 Fall 2: Thursdays 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dates November 15 – January 24 (no class December 27, January 3)

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. We also invite parents to join for the first 15 minutes of the clinic where we will provide details on next steps and answer any questions about choosing to pursue a career in aquatics. This program is free of charge, but please register in advance. Fall 1: August 22, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Fall 2: November 10, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Introductory Lifesaving Courses The Canadian Swim Patrol program provides enriched training for kids who are ready to go beyond learnto-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 22-24 for lesson dates and times. ROOKIE PATROL - $89.20 Pre-requisite: Recommend completion of Swim Kids 7 Rookie Patrol features timed 100m swims, 350m workouts and swims with clothes. A work-hard playhard approach develops swimming strength and efficiency with emphasis on personal responsibility for Water Smart behavior. RANGER PATROL - $89.20 Ranger Patrol features a timed 200m swim, 100m fitness medley and support/carrying a 5 lb weight. Content is challenging but achievable with effort. Skill drills enhance capability in the water including a non-contact rescue. STAR PATROL - $89.20 Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Content features 300m swims, 600m workouts; swim with clothes; defense methods; support and carry 10lb weight. Scene assessment and a towing rescue are introduced. Star Patrol is excellent preparation for the Bronze Star Award.

Fall 2: Thursdays 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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AQUATICS | Advanced Leadership Lifesaving & Swimming Instructor Courses 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. August 15, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm December 12, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD (NLS) - $304.15 (includes manual and exam fee) Pre-requisite: Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid, 16 years of age by the end of the course, 100% attendance. Please note: The only accepted Standard First Aid certifications are those issued by the: Lifesaving Society, Red Cross, St. John’s or Ski Patrol. The National Lifeguard Pool Certification builds on the fundamental skills, knowledge and values taught in the NLS core content to train lifeguards in safety supervision and rescue in a pool environment. Dates: August 27 – August 31 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 am - 6:30 pm, Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE (WSI) - $388.85 Pre-requisites: Bronze Cross, Swimming proficiency equivalent of Swim Kids 10, 15 years of age by the end of the course. 100% attendance is required in pool and classroom sessions. This course prepares candidates to instruct the Red Cross swim programs. Candidates focus on strategies to introduce and develop swimming and water safety skills in the Red Cross Swim Programs. This program includes pool, classroom, and online components, in addition to apprentice teaching hours. Online components must be completed between January 12 – February 5. A minimum of 8-12 apprentice teaching hours must be completed between February 6 – April 5 100% attendance on all 5 dates listed below is mandatory. January 12 9-6pm March 22 and April 5 6-10pm March 23 and April 6 9-6pm

ALL CHILDREN SHOULD LEARN TO SWIM... We are looking for sponsors for 2019. If your business or service group is interested in making a donation please contact Bruce Parkin.

Bruce Parkin 519.846.9691 x 321

or bparkin@centrewellington.ca

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THE TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON REQUIRES:

AQUATIC INSTRUCTORS, GUARDS AND AQUAFIT INSTRUCTORS Centre Wellington’s Community Services Department TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT and Lifeguard and Aquafit Instructors. (Fall Session)

is accepting resumes for Assistant Instructor, Instructor

JOB REQUIREMENTS: BAGGED LEAF COLLECTION

theleaves instructor during the instructional program. Perform minor first aid and assist cture ServicesAssistant Department Instructor: will be picking Assist up bagged only required. er leaf bags),in in emergencies Elora, Salem and as Fergus beginningRepresents the week of the Township of Centre Wellington in a consistent, positive manner, h, until November 24, 2017. Place bagged within one metre and meeting customer service expectations. through ownership of leaves programs, facility dge. Leaves raked to the curbside or bags that contain sticks, er waste will not be picked up. Instructor: Instruct assigned classes in accordance to the governing body’s (Red Cross, Lifesaving Society

s can be dropped off at theand Public Works Yard at 600 GlengarryWellington expectations. Represents the Township of Centre Wellington standards the Township of Centre OR the Public Works Yard at 100 Park Rd, Elora on Saturday manner, through ownership of program, facility and meeting customer service m 8 a.m. to 12in p.m.a onconsistent, October 14, 21,positive 28 and November 4. Leaves ed off in bags expectations. or in bulk.

es may also be taken to Gerrie’s Garden Centre at 7646 Colborne Maintain enforce high safety standards at all times. Lifeguard as a nominal fee.Lifeguard: Brush, limbs and sticks canand be taken to the Belwood ion. Garden responsibilities waste, potted plants, of pumpkins etc., ie. can guard be takenalert, to a guard rotation through facility change rooms. or Elora Transfer Station.

requested and assume all Represents the Township of Centre Wellington in a consistent, positive manner, through ownership of programs, facility and meeting customer service expectations. Tips for Compost and Mulching

cture ServicesAquafit Department encourages,Instruct where possible, mulching Instructor: assigned classes in accordance to the governing body’s (WaterArt, CALA standards mower. Valuable nutrients will be returned to the soil in a form that and thetheTownship of Centre Wellington expectations. Represents the Township of Centre Wellington in a by plants. Spreading mulched leaves in flowerbeds will help from damaging sensitive perennials. consistent, positive manner, through ownership of program, facility and meeting customer service expectations.

ting is also encouraged. Using standard composting methods, add rnating green QUALIFICATIONS: (green leaves and plants) and brown materials (dried ants) to your compost pile and layer with garden soil or compost. In Assistant Minimum ou will have a nutrient rich Instructor: supply of compost to use onrequirement your lawn

– Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI), Bronze Cross

Instructor / Guard: Minimum requirement – National Lifeguard, Red Cross instructors, Standard First Aid,

and compost in your garden and flowerbeds will help conserve soil CPR “C” allsoilcurrent years that will will return nutrients to the providingwithin beautiful2gardens watering and maintenance.

Aquafit Instructor: Minimum requirement – Aquafit Certification from a Nationally recognized provider 2 years

ve any questions, please contact 519-846-9691 x379 or visit (ie WaterArt, CALA, YMCA) current within ellington.ca/trees

For all positions, experience and additional certifications will be considered when determining employment offers. Please include a photocopy of all required certifications when applying. Full Job Descriptions are available at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex by contacting the Aquatics Department. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a complete resume detailing education, experience and references to: Centre Wellington Community Services ATTENTION: Bruce Parkin, Aquatics Employment By Email: bparkin@centrewellington.ca By Mail: P.O. Box 58, ELORA, ON N0B 1S0 In Person: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Avenue East, Fergus By Fax: 519.843.2565 For fall session hiring the job closes: Wednesday August 22 2018 – 4:00pm For spring session hiring the job closes: Wednesday August March 6 2019 – 4:00pm Information gathered relative to this position is done so in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act & will only be used for candidate selection. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance. We thank all those that apply; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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MOUTHGUARD CLINIC

Offering: • • • • •

Lessons in Fergus & Arthur. Welcoming team environment. Qualified coaches with world class experience. Leadership opportunities. Ages 4+.

August 29, 2018 5-7:30pm

$25 CASH ONLY

Home of Provincial & National

Champions

Director: Krista Distasi 519.994.0639 batoncoach94@outlook.com Photos, videos & more information available on our website at: www.superstarsbatonclub.vpweb.ca

Dr. Robert Beer | Dr. Ingrid Kebbel-Beer 280 Bridge Street, Fergus 519.843.4310 | info@bridgestreetdentistry.com

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

HEATHER ENNIS Certified Personal Trainer (over 28 years experience)

Biomechanic and Movement Specialist Aqua Rehab & Arthritis Aquafit Instructor Specialist Pilates Post Rehab Specialist Pilates Mat/Reformer/ Springboard

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

FALL PILATES CLASSES:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays (mornings & afternoons) Ankle/Knee & Hip Replacements Classes Call or Email to Register or for more information. Offering: Private & Semi Private Pilates for Mat/Reformer/Springboard Sessions Private Water OR Group Classes for Rehab, Arthritis & Aquafit (your pool or Sportsplex pool) Living Fit Helps: • Osteoporosis • Arthritis • Diabetes • Parkinson’s Disease • Stroke

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

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She Shoots, She Scores! 2018/2019 Girl’s Hockey Season fast approaching!

ALL NEW PLAYERS

REP & LOCAL LEAGUE Novice (2010-2011) Ages 7, 8 Atom (2008-2009) Ages 9, 10 Peewee (2006-2007) Ages 11, 12 Bantam (2004-2005) Ages 13, 14 Midget (2001-2003) Ages 15, 16, 17

SAVE $50 off

Local League registration fees. Novice - Midget

Tyke/Development Program (Ages 4 - 6) 2 Hours of ice per week all winter long. Learn to SKATE, learn HOCKEY skills, meet new FRIENDS and have FUN! Week Day @ 5pm. & Sat @ 8:30 am.

For more information: mustangsgirlshockey.ca or email: mustangsregistrar@yahoo.com

 COME TRY RINGETTE!    info@elorafergusringette.com

Ringette Visit www.elorafergusringette.ca for details

It's the fastest game on ice! 30-second shot clock keeps the game moving Teamwork’s built into the rules: players must pass over blue lines It is the fastest game on ice Free passes (not face-offs) create playmaking opportunities Learn to Skate (Age 4 and Up) • A 30 second shot clock keeps the Non-contact makes it challenging tofor score $150 a falland or adefend winter session, game moving. $250 for both Goalies are protected by a crease and have just sessions 5 seconds • Free passes (not face-offs) create scoring opportunities. to get the ring back into play Learn to Play (U7 - U8)

Why we ♥ Ringette

It is inclusive • Teamwork is built into the rules; players must pass over the blue lines to advance play.

Registration for the 2018-19 Season

Players under 7 years old (U7) & 8 years old (U8) play for $130.

New Players (U9 - U19)

LEARN TO PLAY for as little as $25 It is non-contact • Making it challenging to score and defend. • The goalie is protected by a crease and has 5 seconds to get the ring back in play.

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New players in all other age divisions (U9 - U19) play for just $290.

Returning Players

Returning ringette players, after just one year missed, play for $290.

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ELORA & DISTRICT SKATING CLUB FALL & WINTER SKATING PROGRAMS PreCANSKATE 3-4 year olds

CANSKATE ages 5 & up

STARSKATE

TUESDAY 5:30-6:00 PM

and/or

FRIDAY 6:00-6:30 PM

TUESDAY 5:30-6:20 PM

and/or

FRIDAY 6:00-6:50 PM

TUESDAY NIGHT, FRIDAY NIGHT & SUNDAY MORNINGS

completed CANSKATE

ADULT for fun & exercise

FRIDAY NIGHTS

REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.ELORASKATINGCLUB.COM info@eloraskatingclub.com www.centrewellington.ca

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Coming together with extraordinary energy and bringing a shine to every space they fill, Dirty Dishes are a harmony driven roots trio loved for their down-home music, tight harmonies and unforgettable charm. Featuring Lisa Olafson, Alison Porter, and Suzy Wilde, and backed by their rhythm section, “The Plate Rails,” these Dishes have been breaking hearts and soothing souls across Canada for nearly a decade. Deck the Halls with Dirty Dishes is a new concert featuring original songs, covers, and a collection of holiday favourites sure to lift your spirit and make your season bright. Happy Holidays!

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Other Events

Do you want to learn more about the shows and artists

strong, honest voice to the modern comingfemale up this perspective. season?

Alysha Brilla - February 1st The O’Pears Alysha Brilla - March 29th

September 22

Do you want to learn about how these artists are Brothers Gibb: The Bee chosen? 2018 Juno nominee Alysha Gees Story youstir likethe coffee or tea? The O’Pears are a contemporary who weave storiesDo that spirit and capture the timeless Brilla is an artist, trio music October 6 2018 Junoendearing, nominee Alysha Brilla an artist, music and If personalities youisanswered yes to any producer of the thensongwriter. you are producer and songwriter. character of folk music, with their unabashed balancing theabove intimate sincerity ofHer music, blogs invited to joinparents us for ourfrom pre-season coffee andblogs spirituality are inspired bycordially growing up with two different cultural and religious Her music, and acclaim EPIC Journey Tribute the songs. They’ve performed to high at Summerfolk, the Great Heart Festival, the Lunenburg break on spirituality are inspired by

backgrounds; an Indo-Tanzanian father andCBC, Euro-Canadian mother. Her fourth, album October 12 Folk Harbour Festival, garnered radio play across Canada, including and have been featured live self-produced growing“Rooted” up with parents combines spiritual & philosophical musings with upbeat folk/jazz/world sounds. In addition with Royal Wood, Good Lovelies, Love Alcorn. The O’Pears continue to bring a Sunday, Sept. 9in schools, from two differentMichelle cultural Willis, and Coco Horses: to music Alysha also conducts arts education workshops promoting diversityFresh in music and Garth strong, honest voiceand to the modern female perspective. religious backgrounds; at 2pm Brooks Tribute mentoring in self-expression through the arts. an Indo-Tanzanian father

Alysha Brilla - March 29th Evalyn Parry’s SPIN - April 26th

October 27

and Euro-Canadian mother. Learn more about this season’s shows, how they all fit Her fourth, self-produced album “Rooted” combines spiritual together in a curated season, and get a taste of what Patsy Cline and the & philosophical with upbeat folk/jazz/world 2018musings Juno nominee Alysha Brilla issounds. an artist, music producer andhas songwriter. Herretiring music, each show in store, before to blogs the lobby for of Country In additionand to music Alysha also conducts arts education some light refreshments. This is a free event, open to all. One documentary and another SPIN is inspired in part by theQueens incredible true spirituality are inspired bypart growing up with parents frompart twomusical differentactivism, cultural and religious workshops in schools, promoting diversitytale in music and November 10 of Annie the firstmother. womanHer to ride around the world album on a bicycle in 1895. Parry spins backgrounds; an Indo-Tanzanian fatherLondonderry, and Euro-Canadian fourth, self-produced mentoring in self-expression through the arts.

a fascinating web of musings stories that travel from 19th century women’s efforts to 21st century “Rooted” combines spiritual & philosophical with upbeat folk/jazz/world sounds. Inemancipation addition consumer culture, peeling back layers of history to reveal a surprising and contemporary heart to her to music Alysha also conducts arts education workshops in schools, promoting diversity in music and www.centrewellington.ca www.centrewellington.ca theme of liberation. mentoring in self-expression through the arts.

Evalyn Parry’s SPIN - April 26th

Bon Jovi Tribute November 16 Music and Arts Collide November 17 Peter Pan: A Family Musical Panto November 22–25 Elton Rohn November 30 Anne of Green Gables December 7–16 Naomi Bristow and Friends Country Christmas: December 21

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Evalyn Parry’s SPIN - April 26th

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Coming together with extraordinary energy and bringing a shine to every space they fill, Dirty Dishes are a harmony driven roots trio loved for their down-home music, tight harmonies and unforgettable charm. Featuring Lisa Olafson, Alison Porter, and Suzy Wilde, and backed by their rhythm section, “The Plate Rails,” these Dishes have been breaking hearts and soothing souls across Canada for nearly a decade. Deck the Halls with Dirty Dishes is a new concert featuring original songs, covers, and a collection of holiday favourites sure to lift your spirit and make your season bright. Happy Holidays!

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Other Events

Do you want to learn more about the shows and artists

strong, honest voice to the modern comingfemale up this perspective. season?

Alysha Brilla - February 1st The O’Pears Alysha Brilla - March 29th

September 22

Do you want to learn about how these artists are Brothers Gibb: The Bee chosen? 2018 Juno nominee Alysha Gees Story youstir likethe coffee or tea? The O’Pears are a contemporary who weave storiesDo that spirit and capture the timeless Brilla is an artist, trio music October 6 2018 Junoendearing, nominee Alysha Brilla an artist, music and If personalities youisanswered yes to any producer of the thensongwriter. you are producer and songwriter. character of folk music, with their unabashed balancing theabove intimate sincerity ofHer music, blogs invited to joinparents us for ourfrom pre-season coffee andblogs spirituality are inspired bycordially growing up with two different cultural and religious Her music, and acclaim EPIC Journey Tribute the songs. They’ve performed to high at Summerfolk, the Great Heart Festival, the Lunenburg break on spirituality are inspired by

backgrounds; an Indo-Tanzanian father andCBC, Euro-Canadian mother. Her fourth, album October 12 Folk Harbour Festival, garnered radio play across Canada, including and have been featured live self-produced growing“Rooted” up with parents combines spiritual & philosophical musings with upbeat folk/jazz/world sounds. In addition with Royal Wood, Good Lovelies, Love Alcorn. The O’Pears continue to bring a Sunday, Sept. 9in schools, from two differentMichelle cultural Willis, and Coco Horses: to music Alysha also conducts arts education workshops promoting diversityFresh in music and Garth strong, honest voiceand to the modern female perspective. religious backgrounds; at 2pm Brooks Tribute mentoring in self-expression through the arts. an Indo-Tanzanian father

Alysha Brilla - March 29th Evalyn Parry’s SPIN - April 26th

October 27

and Euro-Canadian mother. Learn more about this season’s shows, how they all fit Her fourth, self-produced album “Rooted” combines spiritual together in a curated season, and get a taste of what Patsy Cline and the & philosophical with upbeat folk/jazz/world 2018musings Juno nominee Alysha Brilla issounds. an artist, music producer andhas songwriter. Herretiring music, each show in store, before to blogs the lobby for of Country In additionand to music Alysha also conducts arts education some light refreshments. This is a free event, open to all. One documentary and another SPIN is inspired in part by theQueens incredible true spirituality are inspired bypart growing up with parents frompart twomusical differentactivism, cultural and religious workshops in schools, promoting diversitytale in music and November 10 of Annie the firstmother. womanHer to ride around the world album on a bicycle in 1895. Parry spins backgrounds; an Indo-Tanzanian fatherLondonderry, and Euro-Canadian fourth, self-produced mentoring in self-expression through the arts.

a fascinating web of musings stories that travel from 19th century women’s efforts to 21st century “Rooted” combines spiritual & philosophical with upbeat folk/jazz/world sounds. Inemancipation addition consumer culture, peeling back layers of history to reveal a surprising and contemporary heart to her to music Alysha also conducts arts education workshops in schools, promoting diversity in music and www.centrewellington.ca www.centrewellington.ca theme of liberation. mentoring in self-expression through the arts.

Evalyn Parry’s SPIN - April 26th

Bon Jovi Tribute November 16 Music and Arts Collide November 17 Peter Pan: A Family Musical Panto November 22–25 Elton Rohn November 30 Anne of Green Gables December 7–16 Naomi Bristow and Friends Country Christmas: December 21

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Fitness Classes

$

52.50 /month incl. HST

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

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

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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

Body Ball Sculpt with LIanne Kaminski

This class is an energizing, full body cardio and strength training class, utilizing the stability ball, dumbells and body weight. Keep your mind and body challenged; no two classes are the same.

Spin with Wendy Armstrong 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!

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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 $86.40 Sept. 24 to Dec. 17 (12 classes) No class on Oct. 8 Tuesdays 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm $93.60 Sept. 25 to Dec. 18 (13 classes) Thursdays 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm $93.60 Sept. 20 to Dec. 13 (13 classes) Fridays 6:15 am to 7:00 am $93.60 Sept. 21 to Dec. 14 (13 classes)

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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

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

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Armstrong Fitness

FOR BETTER BALANCE IN HEALTH, WORK AND LIFE!

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

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

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

Please visit my website for specific dates and fees

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

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New Patients Welcome

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Skating SCHEDULE Programs start after Labour Day February / Marchchanges Cancellations dates & schedule Winter Invertebrates will be posted at both facilities Photography Pruning Elora Community C.W. Community Program Centre Sportsplex Novembe - 3:00pm Saturday, 2:30 - 3:30pm Public Skating Saturday, 2:00 Gulls Sunday, 4:30 - 5:30pm

Sunday, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Senior Skate

October

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

Adult Skate Home School Skate Home School Shinny

Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Workshops

September Hawks Growing Native Woody Plants from Seed Spiders Ecopsychology Shinrin - Yoku Walk Introductory Mushrooming

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Winter Owl Workshop Animal Tracking Owl Prowl Winter Invertebrates Photography Astronomy Pruning Winter Tree Identification

You must pre-register for these workshops.

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

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Friday, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Senior Shinny Hockey

Friday, 10:30 - 11:30am

Monday, 10:00 - 11:00am

65+ Senior Shinny

Tuesdays, 11:00 - 12:00pm

Friday, 10:30 - 11:30pm

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

Figure Skating Shinny

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 $3.00/Skater, Family of 4 $10.25, Extra skater $1.00, Book of 10 Skating Tickets $25.50 Shinny $5.00. Book of 10 Tickets $46.00

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Monday, 2:00 - 3:00pm (Pad A)

Ladies Shinny Hockey

Tot Shinny

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

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Never Curled? Join our curling 101 course, meet other “newbies” have fun and learn together. www.centrewellington.ca


ONE GAME

HOCKEY RINK IS IN ELORA

FALL Men, Women and Coed Leagues start Sept 2018 Visit CWBallHockey.ca for more information and to register online. FUN & AFFORDABLE, 3-SEASONS OF THE YEAR! Fall Youth Leagues play Indoor at our Guelph location www.ballhockeyguelph.com

CENTRE WELLINGTON CELTICS BASKETBALL LEAGUE Friday Night House League

QUESTIONS? www.cwceltics.ca wcudmore@hotmail.com We’re happy to help!

COACHES NEEDED! The Celtics are looking for coaches for the Friday Night House League Program and Rep Teams.

Ages 6 – 7 (6:30 - 7:30) Introduction to basketball and skills development with a philosophy based on having fun that incorporates activities designed to develop agility, cooperation and teamwork! Ages 8 – 11 (7:30 - 8:30) A Co-Ed House League that spends 1/2 hour doing skills development and 1/2 hour in a game situation with time clock and referees. Ages 12 – 15 (8:30 - 9:30) We offer a separate Girls and Boys House League that spends 1/2 hour doing skills development and 1/2 hour in a game situation with time clock and referees. Program runs Friday nights from September to December!

Rep Teams The Centre Wellington Celtics will continue to run our rep teams this fall. Rep teams are designed for players who are looking to take their game to the next level. Tryouts run at various times in September at Centre Wellington District High School. Specific times will be posted on the Celtics website towards the end of August. Please Note: Number of teams dependent on the number of players and availability of coaches.

Experience is an asset but not required

To register please visit us at the Fergus/Elora Leisure Shows or visit www.cwceltics.ca

wcudmore@hotmail.com for more information

Fall House League, Rep Teams and Summer Camp – We’ve got it all!

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The Centre Wellington Celtics www.cwceltics.ca

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Growing with

MUSIC

Celtic Thunder Academy of Irish Music & Dance 10 years teaching Irish Dance & Music in Centre Wellington! Daytime & after-school programming for Homeschoolers, Youth & Adults by certified instructors Every youth lesson includes both Irish music & dance

MUSIC CAMPS Summer • PD Days • March Break

KEYFEST

Beginners, Teens & Adults Special rates for seniors

jigs, reels, hornpipes, ceili & traditional sets, sean nós & barrel, Canadian step & festival dance, alongside hands-on instruction in tin whistle, harp, concertina, bodhran, uilleann pipes & fiddle

Affordable tuition | Dance shoes available to rent Multiple performance & competition opportunities | Free recital

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School of Highland Dance

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KAREN MURTAGH YOGA & AYURVEDA

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SESSION BEGINS IN SEPTEMBER THURSDAYS 9-10:30am Slow Intermediate Yoga

(begins September 6) ¯ An all-levels yoga class with a gentle approach

FRIDAYS 9-10:30am Slow Intermediate Yoga

(begins September 7) ¯ An all-levels yoga class with a gentle approach

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VICTORIA PARK Seniors Centre Fall 2018 Registration begins Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 8:30 am PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR MOST PROGRAMS

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

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

Telephone: 519.846.9691 x204 1.800.750.5023 x204

Online: http://ca.apm. activecommunities.com/ centrewellington Please see pages 11-12 in this Guide for registration and refund policies and the registration form.

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

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

Closure Dates: September 3 Labour Day October 8 Thanksgiving November 12 Remembrance Day December 25, 26, 31, January 1

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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 over the age of 18 looking to stay active, develop new skills and friendships. There are two pricing levels in this Guide: a member price and a non-member price. Victoria Park Seniors Centre, which opened in June 1992, is a municipal recreation facility operated by the Community Services Department of the Township of Centre Wellington. Our goal is to enhance the wellbeing of older adults through a lifestyle that embraces daily physical activity and social interaction. We invite you to drop by and experience the benefits of participating.

MEMBERSHIP • $25.00 per person, includes HST • Membership year runs June 1 to May 31 • Memberships may be purchased at any point in the year and all expire May 31 • For new members only: membership fee is pro-rated beginning January 1

• Available to anyone 55+ and a younger spouse/partner may join Membership has its benefits: • Reduced enrolment fees on all: courses, bus trips, special events, drop-in activities, Wednesday lunches, seminars and workshops • Access to 100+ weekly programs and services for seniors • Vote at the Annual General Meeting held in November • Be eligible to hold office on the VPSC Advisory Board • Opportunities to volunteer, stay active and involved Note: Membership fees are nonrefundable. Once you have a valid membership, additional fees are required to participate in programs. Non-members and those under 55 years of age are welcome to participate at the non-member rate.

WELCOME TOURS AND INFORMATION New Members’ Talk and Tours are held monthly at the Centre (except December) at 10:00 am to provide you with information on programs and services offered. Upcoming sessions: September 17, October 15 or November 19. Meet other new members, staff and volunteers. If you can’t attend one of

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

VPSC ADVISORY BOARD Victoria Park Seniors Centre is run by a volunteer Advisory Board comprised of seven elected VPSC members and one appointed TCW Council Representative. The Advisory Board acts as a liaison between seniors and the Township of Centre Wellington, and works with the Community Services Department to provide quality recreational opportunities for older adults. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 9:00 am. All members are welcome to attend.

VPSC PROGRAM COMMITTEE This volunteer committee organizes special events and fundraisers for the Centre. Meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 10:15 am. Interested in providing input into programs and special events for older adults? This committee is always looking for new ideas and volunteers to help.

REGISTRATION

• See pages 11 and 12 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 nonmember unless otherwise stated. Attend any activity for free on your first visit. Have an idea for a new activity? Contact the Centre. • Art Drop-in Group Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. Bring any type of art or hobby you would like to work on. Note: This is not an instructional class. Contact the Centre for more information. • Adult Colouring Circle NEW Join us Monday afternoons 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm for an informal and fun time to colour! You are welcome to bring your own supplies but we will also have some for you to use. You don't have to arrive at 1:30 pm nor do you have to stay until 3:00 (but you are welcome to stay the whole time). Drop-in fee: $1 member, $2 non-member. Please pre-register if you are interested in this program. Begins: September 10 • Bid Euchre Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Convenor: Andrea Corner 519.843.7406, Marg Hamilton 519.846.8799. Learn to Play Bid Euchre classes are scheduled the last Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am at the Centre. Call the Centre to pre-register for a session.

• Billiards, Snooker & Pool Two billiards tables available Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Ladies Only Tuesday afternoons. Centre also open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Annual billiards membership from June 1 to May 31 is $50. You must be a current member of the Centre to obtain a billiards membership. Alternatively, members of the Centre can pay the drop-in fee of 25¢ per game or $1.25 for non-members. Contact: Ted Haines 519.843.4408. Inquire about a Learn to Play Session with our volunteer instructor. • Billiards: Ladies Afternoon Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Contact the Centre if you would like to join or want to learn how to play. • Bingo Thursdays at 1:00 pm join this fun group. Contact the Centre for more information. Looking for a volunteer bingo caller. • Book Club: Books Anon First Friday of the month at 11:00 am to discuss the book of the month. Join interesting discussions. Reading list based on group input. Contact the Centre for book titles chosen. Convenor: Jennifer Cox 519.843.6898. Start anytime. • Bridge NOTE: For all new participants interested in joining the bridge groups, please contact the convenor listed below prior to your first visit as bridge groups require prior organization of players. Duplicate Bridge: Mondays at 7:00 pm including holiday Mondays. $3 drop-in fee members or $4 nonmembers. Convenor: Don McNiven 519.843.1361. Contract Bridge: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. Convenor: Fiore Guido 519.780.5450. Group is looking for more players.

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Duplicate Bridge: Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. No charge if you attend the Wednesday Lunch. Convenor: Linda Mahood 519.843.7044. Social Bridge: Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Convenor: Jean Holman 519.843.2004. NOTE: We offer Bridge Lessons. Contact the Centre for more information. • Bunka Artistry Tuesdays at 9:30 am. Drop-in for this weekly creative, social group. Work on your project at your own pace. Come out to see what this fun handicraft is all about. • Canasta Mondays at 9:30 am including holiday Mondays. Canasta is a matching card game to create melds of cards of the same rank, then go out by playing or discarding all the cards in your hand. We can teach you. Contact: Donna Wagenaar 519.843.4754 or Marg Hamilton 519.846.8799. • Carpet Bowling Fridays at 1:00 pm. Join us for gentle exercise and a lot of fun. We can teach you how to play the game. Contact the Centre for more information. • Choir & Ukulele Band: The Melody Makers Mondays at 2:00 pm. This talented group practices. Join us if you love to sing or play an instrument. The Ukulele Band also meets Fridays at 1:00 pm. See “Ukulele Band” for more information. The Bell Ringers meet at 1:15 pm to practice on Mondays. Convenor: Morven McCorquodale 519.843.5066. • Circle Dancing NEW We are hoping to start up this group on some Fridays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Let us know at the Centre if you are interested. No partner

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or experience needed. If you enjoy dancing, give it a try! • Conversation en français Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Venez au centre pour parler en français pendant une heure. Rencontrez des autres qui aimeraient bavarder et discuter les sujets variés. Volunteer convenor: Michelle Roy mi_ch_roy@hotmail.com. • Craft Group Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. Crafts made by the group are sold in the Centre’s Craft Shop year-round and at the Annual Fall Bazaar, held the first Saturday in November. All proceeds support the Centre. Newcomers welcome. No cost. Convenors: Diane Thompson 519.787.4179 and June Wallsten 519.787.0496. • Creative Writing Group Wednesdays at 10:30 pm. Join us for fun, casual, creative writing. Start anytime. • Cribbage Fridays at 9:30 am. New players welcome and we can teach you how to play. Convenor: Marlene Dowdall 519.843.3907. • Crokinole Wednesdays at 10:00 am. We can teach you how to play. Crokinole cues available to use. Contact Donna Wagenaar 519.843.4754 or simply drop-in. • Cycling Group Wednesdays at 9:30 am. Explore different trails each week. Contact convenor Larry 519.843.4169 for where the group will be meeting. • Darts Thursday mornings at 9:30 am. We can teach you how to play and darts are available for those who do not have their own. Convenor: John

Parkinson 519.787.8038. • Drama Group Thursdays at 4:00 pm. This fun group meets weekly when they are preparing for their performances. Convenor: Wendy Barrett 519.323.6017. • Euchre Wednesday Afternoons at 1:00 pm. No charge if you attend the Wednesday Lunch. Contact Donna Wagenaar 519.843.4754. Thursday Evenings at 7:30 pm. Convenors: Marg Hamilton and Paul Nielsen 519.846.8799. • Genealogy Tuesdays at 12:30 pm. Bring your family history project to work on. Convenor: Margaret McCarney 519.846.0770. • Guitar Join our guitar group “The Country Classics” on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm and bring an acoustic six-string guitar. Some basic guitar knowledge and chording is required. Volunteer instructor: Al Soligo 226.383.6216. • Hand and Foot Card Game Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Join us for this fun card game. Contact: Lois Dobbie 519.843.2595 or Karen Lindsay 519.843.3267. • Line Dancing Wednesday from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Come out for fun and exercise. All welcome. • Mah Jong Fridays at 9:30 am. A game of Chinese origin, played with small, attractive tiles. Both American and Chinese versions played. Not a serious group (yet). Beginners welcome. Convenor: Lynn Anderson 519.846.9851.

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• Movie Afternoon Fridays at 1:00 pm. We show movies on a large screen. $2 member or $3 non-member to cover cost of refreshments (a build-yourown ice cream sundae after the show). Pick up the movie titles and description handout at the Centre. Movies subject to change based on availability. Note: movie cancelled October 19, November 2, December 7, December 14. • Poker Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. We can teach you if you don’t know how to play. Contact convenor: David Pero 519.993.0324. • Quilting Group Mondays at 1:00 pm. No cost. Quilts made by the group are sold in the Centre’s Craft Shop year-round. All proceeds support the Centre. Group will do custom quilting. Contact Diane Thompson 519.787.4179 or June Wallsten 519.787.0496. All are welcome. • Scrabble Thursdays at 1:30 pm. Enjoy friendly competition and fun. Group welcomes new players. Convenor: Pamela 519.846.0930. • Shuffleboard Mondays and Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Join us for fun, friendship and gentle exercise. Beginners welcome. We will teach you the game. Monday Convenor: Blanche Todd 519.846.2294. Tuesday Convenor: Mary Barber 519.787.0232. • Song Circle for String Players Tuesdays at 2:00 pm. Come bring a few of your favourite songs along with your accompanying guitar, ukulele, banjo, autoharp. • Table Tennis Thursday at 1:00 pm. It’s fun, non-competitive play. Exercise

in disguise. We will teach you! All equipment supplied. Contact convenor: Kathy Lund 226.383.7470. • Talk & Share: Let’s Talk Cars and Pick ups Wednesdays at 10:45 am. If you enjoy sharing about cars and other vehicles, drop in to this weekly session to discuss some interesting topics. Volunteer Claude Gidman, experienced vehicle designer, will moderate and bring some new thoughts and ideas into the scene. Contact VPSC for start date and information on upcoming discussion topics and speakers. • Tap Dancing Thursdays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am and Wednesdays 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Join this fun group. There are tap shoes to borrow or bring your own. We are looking for donations of tap shoes. Beginners welcome. • Ukulele Band: Melody Makers Join us twice a week on Mondays at 2:00 pm (with the Choir) and Fridays at 1:00 pm. No musical experience needed. Will teach any beginner. Bring your own ukulele. Contact Ken McCorquodale 519.843.5066. • Walking Monday afternoons at 1:30 pm including holiday Mondays; meet at the Centre to explore a different area each week. No cost. All walking levels welcome. Walking poles available to borrow. NOTE: Refer to Fitness Section of this Guide for more fitness opportunities. • Winter Walking on the Trails During the winter months, group meets Wednesdays at 9:30 am at various trails. Contact Barb Hornby barbarajanehornby@gmail.com for where the group will be meeting each week and what trails they will walk.

• Weight Management Support Group Wednesdays at 9:30 am. Friendly, weekly support group with confidential weigh-ins, recipe sharing, cooking suggestions and exercise ideas. Join us if you want to lose weight or maintain your current weight. We are looking for a volunteer to convene this group. • Wii Bowling Tuesdays at 1:30 pm. Gentle exercise, improves strength, balance, coordination and it is fun. Easy to do and requires no previous experience. Can be played seated in a chair. • 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 BBQ’s organized by the Centre’s Program Committee. Refer to the Special Events section for dates. Garden Fresh Box A non-profit, affordable fresh produce buying service supporting local farmers. Box content changes

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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 your own 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: September 7, October 5 November 9, December 7 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, including the monthly calendar. To receive this please email khall@centrewellington.ca or pick up a copy at the Centre. Day-to-day programs, bus trips, special events, clinics and lunch menus are listed. Also available on the website www.centrewellington.ca.

lending library books stocked by your generous donations. Come for coffee and browse through newspapers including the Toronto Star. We accept donations of current magazines for our coffee table. We have a variety of magazine subscriptions generously donated by Ward Hearing. Jigsaw puzzles are available to borrow or buy or try your hand at the on-going jigsaw puzzle. Help yourself to any of the information pamphlets and government publications on a range of topics of interest for older adults. Volunteer Opportunities There are a number of volunteer positions available: kitchen, cooking for groups, foot clinics, special events, food preparation, activity leaders, convenors, course instructors, committee volunteers, bingo caller. Share your expertise. We are always looking for innovative programming ideas and instructors to lead them. Volunteers who enjoy cooking are needed to help with our fundraising homemade lunches and special events. For more volunteering information contact Kelly at khall@centrewellington.ca or 519.846.9691 x278.

WELLNESS CLINICS

Facility Tours Are you thinking of participating in a program or joining the Centre? Our customer service volunteers and staff would be happy to take you for a tour of the Seniors Centre and answer any questions.

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. September 5, October 3 November 7, December 5

Library, Newspapers, Puzzles, Coffee and Information Check out our collection of

Chair Massage Clinic Join specialized certified practitioner, Christine Brown, for a relaxing

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10-minute chair massage. Reduce tension, stress, headaches, stiff necks, backaches and increase circulation. No removal of clothes and no lotions used. Call the Centre to book your appointment available the second and fourth Wednesday mornings 9:00 am to 11:30 am. See dates below. Cost: $10 cash only. September 12, September 26 October 10, October 24 November 14, November 28 December 12 Foot Care Clinics Have your feet assessed by a Registered Practical Nurse, certified in Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care. Includes cutting and filing toenails, reduction of corns and calluses, moisturizing skin. $30 cash only. Call VPSC to book appointment. Bring a small towel. Veterans welcome, bring your Veterans Affairs card. Allow 24 hours if cancelling an appointment to give time to consult the waiting list. Tuesdays and some Fridays Fascial Stretch Therapy (Private Stretch Therapy) A system of table based stretching that focuses on the fascia (connective tissue surrounding muscles and organs) and joint capsule. Benefits: improved posture, anti-aging, reduced risk of injuries, reduced pain, improved strength and decreased stress. Book your one-on-one session and feel the difference. Service provided by Fascial Stretch Therapist, Kelly Offer. Half Hour $35 member, $40 nonmember. Full Hour $60 member, $75 non-member. Book your appointment koffer@trainingbodies. com. Cash or cheque. Fitness Assessments Every body is unique. Working one-on-one we will discover what exercises work best with your body. Whether you are trying to lose

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weight, suffer from chronic pain, have less than ideal posture or just want to find out what exercises you should and should not do. Will also help guide you in choosing fitness programs offered at the Centre. Service provided by Certified Personal Trainer, Kelly Offer. Half Hour $35 member, $40 nonmember. Full Hour $60 member, $75 non-member. Book your appointment 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 October 26. Hearing Seminar: My Hearing is Not as Good as it Used to Be, Now What Do I Do? October 29, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Presented by the Canadian Hearing Society. Reflexology Deeply relaxing, reflexology works the reflex points in the feet that relate to different organs and areas of your body. Circulation is improved to facilitate balance within the body. Leave feeling relaxed and yet with a renewed energy. Service provided by Certified Reflexologist: Karen Murtagh. $30 for 30 minutes. 1 hour appointments also available. Call VPSC to book your appointment time (Tuesday mornings or Wednesday afternoons). Stroke Recovery Are you a stroke survivor or caregiver? Join the Centre Wellington Stroke Recovery Community Program monthly to learn new community resources, join our walking group and learn how to maximize your recovery

in the comfort of your own home community. Held the last Friday of the month at 9:30 am at the Seniors Centre. No charge. All welcome. See the Seminars and Workshops section for topics and speakers scheduled each month. Video Otoscope Clinic FREE. Held the second Wednesday of the month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Come see Nancy from Hear Well Be Well, to look inside your ear with her video otoscope. A better understanding of your ear promotes awareness to ear health, wax occlusions, and how our hearing system works when properly maintained. If you have existing hearing aids, Nancy can also professionally clean them for you, for FREE! September 12, October 10 November 14, December 12

BUS TRIPS We are always in the process of organizing new bus trips. Contact VPSC for updates. Register early to avoid disappointment of a soldout or cancelled trip. We need a minimum number registered, up to 4 weeks in advance, depending on venue. All trips depart from and return to VPSC. Return times are approximate, depending on weather and traffic. NOTE: Those who require special assistance are responsible for arranging an escort to assist them. Our Travel Escort Volunteer cannot provide special care or one-onone assistance. No refunds on trips. Travel arrangements are made in collaboration with Great Canadian Travel TICO#2280154 All trips include luxury coach transportation equipped with a washroom, bus driver gratuity and HST.

South Simcoe Train Trip Enjoy a tour on the South Simcoe Train, lunch at Mrs. Mitchell’s Restaurant, stop at Granny Taught Us How and visit at Grand Spirits Distillery. Please contact VPSC for more information if interested. September Fall Colour Cruise on the Chi-Cheemaun Enjoy spectacular fall colours on the annual fall Chi-Cheemaun repositioning cruise, lunch included. Please contact VPSC for more details if interested. October Famous People Players Christmas Show Enjoy lunch and the Christmas Matinee Show at the Famous People Player’s Theatre. Enjoy a stop at Picard’s Peanuts along the way. Depart 8:30 am, return 5:30 pm. Thursday, November 15 $107 member, $117 non-member Get in the Christmas Spirit Note: Trip is full but we are taking names for waiting list. Enjoy a stop at the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto, then tour Casa Loma (decked out with lavish Christmas decorations), late lunch at the Hot House Restaurant and then see the annual Christmas Story at the Church of the Holy Trinity. Depart 9:00 am, return 7:15 pm. Saturday, December 8 $114 member, $124 non-member

FITNESS CLASSES Fitness Class Information 1) All participants must complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (Par-Q) to guide your participation and assist instructors in monitoring your progress. Those with certain medical conditions

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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).

Strength Training An intermediate level class for those wishing to increase strength, balance and flexibility. All equipment supplied. Instructor: Lianne Kaminski (Mon), Glenda Rose (Tues, Thurs, Fri), Wendy Armstrong (Thurs. 10:30 am). No class October 8, November 12. Mondays, 1:05 pm to 1:50 pm September 17 to December 3, 10 classes $55 member, $65 non-member Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am September 11 to December 18, 15 classes $82.50 member, $97.50 non-member

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Thursdays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am September 13 to December 20, 15 classes $82.50 member, $97.50 non-member

Mondays, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm September 10 to December 10, 12 classes $24 member, $36 non-member

Thursdays, 10:30 am to 11:15 am September 20 to December 13, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member

Mondays, 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm September 10 to December 10, 12 classes $24 member, $36 non-member

Friday, 11:00 am to 11:45 am September 14 to December 21, 15 classes $82.50 member, $97.50 non-member Move with Ease Do you notice that your body is stiffer and less flexible? This class is designed for those who want to increase flexibility and move with more ease during daily activities. We will use chairs, mats and various other tools to assist with stretching. No pain, all gain. Instructor: Kelly Offer (Mon), Wendy Armstrong (Thurs). No class October 8, November 12. Mondays, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm September 10 to December 10, 12 classes $66 member, $78 non-member Thursdays, 11:20 am to 12:05 pm September 20 to December 13, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 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 Kelly Offer will guide you through exercises and provide information to help maintain bone strength and prevent bone loss. Course fee partially offset with the assistance of a grant. No class October 8 or November 12.

Dump your Rump Six week boot camp to help you get ready for fall. An intermediate level class comprised of cardio and strength intervals that will challenge you, energize you, and help you to become fitter and stronger. Instructor: Wendy Armstrong. No class October 8. Mondays, 4:40 pm to 5:25 pm September 24 to November 5, 6 classes $33 member, $39 non-member Mondays, 4:40 pm to 5:25 pm November 12 to December 17, 6 classes $33 member, $39 non-member Low Impact Intervals An advanced level, moderate to high intensity class for those with good mobility. We will alternate intervals of low impact cardio with strength training. Participants should be able to get up and down from the floor unassisted. Instructor: Glenda Rose. Tuesdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am September 11 to December 18, 15 classes $82.50 member, $97.50 non-member Ball Fit The body responds to the instability of the ball to remain balanced, boost metabolism and improve core strength. Exercises will be slow and controlled to focus on muscle building, balance and flexibility. All participants should be able to get up and down from the floor. Instructor: Wendy Armstrong. Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11:15 am

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September 25 to December 18, 13 classes $71.50 member, $84.50 non-member Post Rehab: Mobility and Stability Gentle range of motion exercises for flexibility and gentle strengthening exercises for stability using chairs and standing. Small class size for more individual attention. Instructor: Wendy Armstrong. Tuesdays, 11:20 am to 12:05 pm September 25 to December 18, 13 classes $84.50 member, $97.50 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 September 11 to November 13, 10 classes Men’s Fitness: Core Basics The focus of this class is to strengthen and condition the abs and back. Strength, flexibility and balance training will round out the program. Instructor: Glenda Rose. Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 9:45 am September 12 to December 19, 15 classes $82.50 member, $97.50 non-member All Around Fitness This beginner to intermediate level class includes cardiovascular fitness, strength and endurance, balance and flexibility. A variety of equipment will be used including stability balls. Instructor: Glenda Rose. Wednesdays, 9:50 am to 10:35 am

September 12 to December 19, 15 classes $82.50 member, $97.50 non-member FREE Trial Class: Pilates A chance to try out this class. Instructor: Kelly Offer. Pre-register. Wednesday, September 12 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Pilates Mixed Level NEW Progressing some of the beginner exercises and reinforcing the fundamental moves for a full body conditioning class. See improvements in core strength, mobility and flexibility. No previous experience required. Mats and props supplied. Instructor: Kelly Offer. No class October 8 or November 12. Mondays, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm September 17 to December 10, 11 classes $154 member, $165 non-member Pilates Fundamentals In this beginner class we will cover the basics of Pilates, waking up the core stabilizing mechanisms as well as the basic body movements: squat, lunge, push, pull, twist, bend, and gait. No previous experience required. Mats and props supplied. Instructor: Kelly Offer. Wednesdays, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm September 19 to December 12, 13 classes $182 member, $195 non-member Pilates for Performance In this intermediate to advanced level class we will incorporate the fundamentals and progress into full body, compound movements involving the basic patterns of: squat, lunge, push, pull, twist, bend and gait. Everything you need for your daily activities and sports performance. Mats and props provided. Instructor: Kelly Offer. Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm September 19 to December 12,

13 classes $182 member, $195 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 September 13 to December 20, 15 classes $82.50 member, $97.50 non-member FREE Trial Class: Fitness Kickboxing NEW Instructor: James Watson. See description below. Pre-register. Thursday, September 6 10:40 am to 11:40 am Fitness Kickboxing NEW Fitness kickboxing beginner/ intermediate is a 60 minute group fitness class that builds stamina, improves coordination and flexibility while enhancing mental focus. No contact. We finish the class with ab work and stretching. All equipment supplied. Get Fit, Burn Fat, Be Stronger. Instructor: James Watson. Thursdays, 10:40 am to 11:40 am September 13 to December 20, 15 classes $82.50 member, $97.50 non-member Minds in Motion NEW Minds in Motion® is a communitybased social program that incorporates physical acivity and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners. The two hour program held at VPSC runs once a week for 6 to 8 weeks, and offers: gentle and easy-

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to-follow physical activities led by a certified fitness instructor and fun soocial activities focused on building personal skills. To register, contact the Alzheimer Society 519.836.7672. Suggested donation to the Alzheimer Society $60. Note: looking for volunteers to assist with the program. No class November 22. Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm September 6 to October 25 8 classes Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm November 8 to December 20 6 classes Low Impact Cardio and Muscle An intermediate to advanced level, moderate to high intensity class for those with good mobility. Approximately 20 minutes cardio, 15 minutes of muscle and a stretch at the end. Instructor: Glenda Rose. Fridays, 9:00 am to 9:45 am September 14 to December 21, 15 classes $82.50 member, $97.50 non-member FREE Trial Class: Osteo Fit Instructor: Jane Gage. See description below. Pre-register. Saturday, September 8 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm Osteo Fit NEW Physical activity plays an essential role in the treatment of Osteoporosis by stimulating our bones to maintain structure and strength. When treating Osteoarthritis it is important to ensure proper alignment of joints. Four types of exercise are necessary in the management of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis: strength, posture and core stability, balance and weight bearing. Improving strength, balance and posture reduces the risk of falling. Instructor: Jane Gage, Reg. Kinesiologist. No class October 6 or November 3. Saturdays, 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm September 15 to December 1,

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FREE Trial Class: Strength and Balance Instructor: Jane Gage. See description below. Pre-register. Saturday, September 8 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm Strength and Balance NEW This strength and balance program focuses on using functional exercises in sitting and standing to improve strength, balance, aerobic activity, posture and body awareness. This program is designed to improve mobility, fitness and fall-risk. Participation in exercise and physical activity contributes to overall health, wellbeing and function. Jane Gage, Reg. Kinesiologist. No class October 6 or November 3. Saturdays, 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm September 15 to December 1, 10 classes $55 member, $65 non-member Drop-in Fitness Opportunities: Walking Group Mondays 1:30 pm Line Dancing Wednesdays 3:00 pm Tap Dancing Wednesday, Thursday Cycling Group Wednesdays 9:30 am Winter Trail Walk Wednesday 9:30 am

YOGA, TAI CHI, MEDITATION Chair Yoga With the use of the chair for seated and standing postures, we will explore Hatha Yoga postures. Without the need to come to the floor, we can build strength and increase our flexibility. Yoga mat required. Instructors: Karen Murtagh (Monday), Jill Davey (Thursday: note slight time change). No class Mondays: October 8, November

12. Thursdays: November 22. Mondays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am September 10 to December 17, 13 classes $78 member, $91 non-member Thursdays, 9:35 am to 10:35 am September 13 to December 13, 13 classes $84.50 member, $97.50 non-member Intermediate Slow Style Yoga Slow down and breathe. Revving up is ok if that is truly what you need BUT many of us really need a chance to slow down, pause and feel centered. This class is for that. Must be able to get up and down from the floor. Bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www. karenmurtagh.ca. No class October 8, November 12. Mondays, 10:35 am to 12:00 pm September 10 to December 17, 13 classes $110.50 member, $123.50 non-member Wednesdays, 9:35 am to 10:35 am September 12 to December 19, 15 classes $97.50 member, $112.50 non-member Gentle Yoga, Focus on the Spine Many people have or have had back pain. In this class, we will move gently through a variety of movements of the spine for warmups and poses to keep our backs healthy and supple. We will be on the floor on our backs, on hands and knees briefly and seated both on the floor and in a chair with some but minimal standing poses. We will use a chair for support and for some stretches. Bring a yoga mat and a blanket. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh.ca. No class October 8, November 12. Mondays, 12:10 pm to 12:55 pm September 10 to December 17, 13 classes

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$78 member, $91 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 October 8, November 26. Mondays, 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm September 10 to December 10, 12 classes $96 member, $108 non-member Daily Yoga Health Habits NEW This is a discussion and lecture class learning how daily health practices based on ancient Ayurvedic traditions can be incorporated into your wellness plan. Ayurveda is Yoga’s “sister” and they intertwine like a braid. Each week will have some kind of practice to try out during the week for the following week’s discussion. 20 Qualities, 5 Elements, 3 Seasons, and discovering the best daily practices for you. We will not be practicing Yoga. Please bring a notepad or journal. No class October 30. Tuesdays, 9:00 am to 10:00 am September 4 to November 27, 12 classes $84 member, $96 non-member Tai Chi Level 2 Continue to expand upon your Tai Chi knowledge. This level is suitable for those who have taken level 1 or previously studied Tai Chi. Instructor: Christina Graf. Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 10:30 am September 11 to December 11, 14 classes $77 member, $91 non-member Tai Chi Level 1 This slow-moving, meditative and gentle exercise helps restore and maintain fitness and flexibility. This

non-strenuous introductory class is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Instructor: Christina Graf. Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11:30 am September 11 to October 23, 7 classes $38.50 member, $45.50 non-member Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11:30 am October 30 to December 11, 7 classes $38.50 member, $45.50 non-member Introduction to Yoga NEW 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. Bring a Yoga mat. Tuesdays, 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm September 18 to November 6, 8 classes $64 member, $72 non-member Yoga for Healthy Joints Seated on a chair, we do a yoga routine specifically targeting joint mobility while increasing overall flexibility and strength. Ideal for those new to yoga and experienced yoga practitioners who want a more focused practice. We do the class mostly seated but include some standing postures with the aid of the chair. Bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. www.karenmurtagh. ca. Note: Friday class is a bit gentler than the Wednesday class. Wednesdays, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm September 12 to December 19, 15 classes $97.50 member, $112.50 non-member Fridays, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm September 14 to December 21, 15 classes $97.50 member, $112.50 non-member

Deepening Dharma Vipassana Meditation class for students that have completed at least one Meditation for Beginners series with Jill. Chairs available for sitting. Instructor: Jill Davey. NOTE: If you are new to this class, contact instructor prior to registration jill@ riversoundretreat.com. No class November 21. Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 11:00 am September 12 to December 12, 13 classes $110.50 member, $123.50 non-member Beginner’s Meditation NEW 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 moment awareness. Bring a journal or notebook to class. Instructor: Jill Davey. Wednesdays, 11:15 am to 12:30 pm September 19 to November 7, 8 classes $64 member, $72 non-member Mindful Intermediate Yoga This moderate class incorporates lying, seated, kneeling and standing postures. Sun salutations will be done with a chair. Explore opening, breathing, stretching and strengthening in the context of mindfulness, community and joy. This class will explore the full 8 limbs of yoga: ethics, postures, breathing, meditation. Instructor: Jill Davey. Bring a Yoga mat. No class November 22. Thursdays, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm September 13 to December 13, 13 classes $110.50 member, $123.50 non-member

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DANCE FITNESS Zumba Gold/Zumba Gold-Toning A combination of two amazing programs. Groove to invigorating, Latin dance songs to increase your heart rate, and then focus on muscle conditioning using maraca-like toning sticks (provided). Instructor: Sarah Schleen, licensed Zumba Gold-Toning instructor. Tuesdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am September 11 to December 11, 14 classes $105 member, $119 non-member Fridays, 10:00 am to 10:45 am September 14 to December 14, 14 classes $105 member, $119 non-member Zumba Gold 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 the new Thursday and Friday classes. Wednesdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am September 12 to December 12, 14 classes $105 member, $119 non-member NEW Thursdays, 8:40 am to 9:25 am September 13 to December 13, 14 classes $105 member, $119 non-member NEW Fridays, 11:50 am to 12:35 pm September 14 to December 14, 14 classes $105 member, $119 non-member Belly Dance This fun beginner course covers four styles of dance: Oriental, Folklore, Fusion and Tribal. Come comfortably dressed. Instructor: Lise Stewart. No class October 8 or November 12.

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Mondays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am September 10 to October 22, 6 classes $39 member, $45 non-member Mondays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am October 29 to December 10, 6 classes $39 member, $45 non-member Tap Dancing See drop in activities for details.

COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY NOTE: It is highly recommended that you bring your own device for most computer classes. Technology Help Having problems with a piece of electronics such as iPad, Tablet, Windows Laptop, Smartphone or iPhone, another device or computer program? Bring it to the Senior Centre’s Computer Lab and get answers to your questions or help setting an item up. Classes are oneon-one with the instructor allowing you to focus on your specific needs. Instructor: Frank Irvine, will contact you prior to your appointment. Book your one hour appointment time: $25 member, $29 non-member. Daytime and evening appointments available. 7:00 pm or 8:00 pm Monday, September 17 Thursday, October 4 Monday, October 22 Monday, November 12 9:00 am or 10:00 am Thursday, September 13 Thursday, October 4 Thursday, November 1 Monday, November 12 Monday, December 10 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. Thursday, September 20 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, September 21, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Friday, December 7, 12:30 pm to 2:30 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, October 11 7:00 pm to 9:00 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, October 13 $28 member, $32 non-member Saturday, December 15 $28 member, $32 non-member

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Windows 10 Learn to navigate your way around Windows 10 screens. Learn some of the settings in the new Edge web browser and learn about virtual desktops. Find your settings and learn about the Notification area. Windows 10 must be installed on your device prior to class. Instructor: Frank Irvine. Bring your Windows 10 laptop or tablet. Monday, October 15 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $25 member, $29 non-member Photos and Your Computer Part 1: Getting Photos from Your Camera to Your Computer Getting photos from your camera and smartphone to your computer. Setting up folders to find your photos. Tagging photos to allow searching for them later. Instructor: Frank Irvine. Bring a camera, smartphone or laptop. Thursday, November 8 9:00 am to 11:00 am $25 member, $29 non-member Part 2: On-line Printing, Creating Personalized Photo Albums and Other Printed Material It’s time to time sort all those Christmas photos. Create memorable photo albums, wall art or other personalized gifts. Learn how to print projects from websites such as Zehrs, Walmart or Shoppers. Instructor: Frank Irvine. Thursday, November 15 9:00 am to 11:00 am $25 member, $29 non-member Internet Basics New to the internet? Tried going online but found it confusing? Learn to use an internet browser, search for websites and how to be safe online. Some mouse experience needed. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Friday, November 30 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

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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: Adult Colouring Circle NEW Mondays, 1:30 am to 3:00 pm. An informal and fun time to colour! You are welcome to bring your own supplies but we will also have some available. You don’t have to arrive at 1:30 nor do you have to stay until 3:00 (but you are welcome to stay the whole time). Drop-in fee: $1 member, $2 non-member. Please pre-register if you are interested in this program. Mondays, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Begins: September 10 Circle Dancing NEW We are hoping to start up this group this fall. Let us know at the Centre if you are interested. No partner or experience needed. If you enjoy dancing, give it a try! Drop-in fee: $1 members, $2 non-members. Fridays, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Conversation en français Venez au centre pour parler en français pendant une heure. Rencontrez des autres qui aimeraient bavarder et discuter les sujets variés. Volunteer Convenor: Michelle Roy mi_ch_roy@hotmail. com. Drop-in fee: $1 member, $2 non-member. Tuesdays, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Creative Writing Group Wednesdays at 10:30 pm. Join us for a fun, casual, creative writing morning. Start anytime. Drop-in fee: $1 member, $2 non-member. Wednesdays, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Talk & Share: Let’s Talk Cars and Trucks If you enjoy sharing about cars and other vehicles, drop in to this weekly session to discuss some interesting topics. Volunteer Claude Gidman, experienced vehicle designer, will moderate and bring some new thoughts and ideas into the scene. Contact VPSC for start date and information on upcoming discussion topics and speakers. Drop-in fee: $1 member or $2 non-member. Wednesdays at 10:45 am Decorative Tea Board and Tea Social NEW Fusing her passion for art and love of tea, Bridget Nankivell from Art 120 will provide step by step instructions to create a Decorative Tea Board using custom stencils and acrylic paint. (Two black handles are included, styles may vary). Enjoy a steeped tea sampling to give you a great opportunity to try loose leaf teas, Matcha, and freshly baked scones while getting a little creative. See picture at VPSC. Monday, September 10 10:45 am to 12:45 pm $48 member, $55 non-member Music Appreciation NEW A time to learn and share the enjoyment of music in our lives. To understand how it comforts, heals, and gives us joy. Explore the many aspects of music with these topics: the language of emotions, art of listening, imagery, musical terms, the human voice, natural sound, song, instruments and rhythm. There will be discussions and listening to recordings. All music lovers are welcome. Instructor: Anne Thomson-King. No class October 8 or November 12. Mondays, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm September 10 to December 3, 11 classes $79 member, $89 non-member

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Csonversational Italian for Beginners: ‘La Bella Lingua Romantica’ This course will be a basic, conversational Italian class with lots of basic phrases to learn and speak every day. You can purchase a simple Italian Phrases Book from instructor for approximately $11 which contains a dictionary. Thanks to volunteer instructor: Al Soligo. Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 11:30 am September 12 to November 14, 10 classes $12 member, $16 non-member Indian Cooking NEW Join Deepti for one, two or all three, two hour cooking lessons to discover how to make a variety of Indian dishes. Each week will focus on one aspect: appetizers, lunch dishes, and vegetarian meals. Learn about some of the most commonly used spices in Indian cooking. We will eat what we make. Bring an apron and containers for possible leftovers. All classes held from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Each workshop fee: $25 member, $30 non-member. September 14 Appetizers and Chai (tea) September 21 Paranthas (Indian stuffed roti) September 28 Vegetable Dishes Fall Planter NEW Cooler nights are approaching, summer planters are starting to get tired; it’s time to change up the planters to reflect the colours of fall. Join us for a planting workshop to make your very own arrangement, all materials included to make a 10” to 12” planter ready to slip into your decorative pot at home or suitable as a stand alone. This workshop is presented by Royal City Nursery. See picture at VPSC. Monday, September 17 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

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$52 member, $57 non-member Acrylic Painting Learn the fundamentals of acrylic painting including stroke types, techniques and form. Instructor: Roxana Matamoros. Supply list available at registration. All levels welcome. Tuesdays, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm September 18 to November 20, 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 September 4 to November 6, 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 September 5 to November 7, 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 September 5 to November 7, 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 September 7 to November 9, 10 classes $86 member, $96 non-member Succulent Terrarium and Tea Social NEW Create your own Zen Garden with Bridget Nankivell from Art 120 while enjoying a tea social. Succulent Terrariums are a great way to bring the outdoors in. This workshop will include a glass terrarium container, two succulents, all layering supplies, decorative gravel and some fun little additions to get you inspired. Enjoy a steeped tea sampling to give you a great opportunity to try loose leaf teas, Matcha, and freshly baked scones while getting a little creative. See picture at VPSC. Monday, October 22 10:45 am to 12:45 pm $42 member, $46 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, October 25 9:30 am to 2:30 pm $49 member, $58 non-member

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Poppy Fields Painting and Tea Social NEW Join Bridget Nankivell from Art 120 for this creative tea social and workshop. Remembering our soldiers is dear to our hearts. Create your own 16 x 20 Poppy Fields painting and remember together with friends and family. Enjoy a steeped tea sampling to give you a great opportunity to try loose leaf teas, Matcha, and freshly baked scones while getting a little creative. No painting experience needed. See picture at VPSC. Monday, November 5 10:45 am to 12:45 pm $36 member, $40 non-member Bridge Workshops to Improve Your Game NEW Take 1, 2 or all 3 bridge workshops and save. Instructor: Don McNiven. Take all 3 workshops for $40 member, $55 non-member. 1) Stayman+, Jacoby and Texas Transfers Friday, November 9, 1:00 to 3:30 pm $15 member, $20 non-member 2) Gerber and 1430 Blackwood Friday, November 23, 1:00 to 3:30 pm $15 member, $20 non-member 3) Tell Your Partner What You Want Them to Lead to You Friday, December 7, 1:00 to 3:30 pm $15 member, $20 non-member Build your own Grinch Tree NEW A whimsical and fun centrepiece for the festive season, the Grinch Tree is a popular workshop to make your own arrangement with fresh cut greens and decorative accents. A great gift for yourself or to give a friend. This workshop is presented by Royal City Nursery. See picture at VPSC. Monday, November 26 11:00 am to 12:30 pm $52 member, $57 non-member

Rubber Stamping and Card Making Workshop Beginner to advanced stampers will enjoy this fun, hands-on cardmaking workshop. Create your own personalized greeting cards and learn other crafty ideas. Bring scissors, glue stick and a $6 supply fee to class. Instructor: Joanne McTavish. Tuesday, November 27 9:30 am to 11:30 am $3 member, $5 non-member Our Canadian Winter Wonderland Painting and Tea Social NEW Let’s play in the snow... with paint while enjoying a tea social. Create a 16 x 20 canvas painting and get inspired to enjoy our Canadian winter creatively with step by step instruction by Bridget Nankivell from Art 120. Enjoy a steeped tea sampling to give you a great opportunity to try loose leaf teas, Matcha, and freshly baked scones while getting a little creative. Monday, December 3 10:45 am to 12:45 pm $36 member, $40 non-member

SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS NOTE: Even though payment is not required ahead of time for the following seminars and workshops, please register or book an appointment in advance. Payment accepted at the door. Taste Adventure through the Natural Value Aisles Want to learn more about some of those mysterious foods you see on the shelves of the natural value section of the grocery store? Have questions about foods like kefir, chia seeds, or kombucha? Join Kelly, Zehrs In-Store Dietitian on an interactive tour through the natural

value department to learn about (and sample!) a variety of new and interesting foods in this section of the grocery store. Pre-register at the Senior Centre. Registered individuals will then meet Kelly at the Customer Service Desk at Zehrs Markets Fergus (800 Tower St., S). Friday, September 7 10:00 am to 11:00 am Escaping Winter Join Diane Cook from TPI Travel for a light discussion to get some ideas on winter getaways. When it’s winter here, it is summer south of the equator. Everything from a week to 6 months. Round the World cruises for up to 6 months, or segments of those of varying lengths and destinations, Long Stays, Caravan Touring, Giving Back. So many options, so many price points, come to ask your questions and see if anything sparks your interest. Friday, September 14 at 10:00 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 mathbased: anyone can do it. Great for exercising the brain. Thanks to volunteer Bud Fauteux for leading these monthly sessions. Held Fridays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. $1 member, $3 non-member. September 14, October 12 November 9, December14 The History of the Tropical Florida Hotel For those of us for whom a Florida vacation conjures the surf, glitz and glamour of Miami and the beauty of the south-west coast, the idea of inland vacations, or of northern Florida as a tourist

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Mecca, seems unusual. But for many vacationers in the pre-World War II era, Florida’s key attractions - its most glamorous hotels and its alluring natural features - were found well off today’s beaten track. In this discussion, we explore little remembered icons of prewar Florida tourism, and consider what led to their eclipse. 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. Friday, September 14 at 11:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Staying Healthy During Flu Season Review methods to protect yourself and stay well through handwashing, vaccination and prevention tips. Presented by Karen Mulvey, Health & Wellness RN from Heritage River Retirement Residence. Thursday, September 20 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member - or Thursday, October 4 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Who will speak for you, if you can’t speak for yourself? Advance Care Planning What does personal care include? What decisions might a Substitute Decision Maker be asked for? Who decides if you are capable or incapable? This interactive course is facilitated by Marsha Wolowich, 44 years nursing experience working in critical care units, VON community nurse and nurse educator at Conestoga College, Hospital Educator and 11 years as Wellington County’s Palliative Care Consultant. Highly recommended by previous participants.

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Fridays, 10:00 am to 11:30 am September 21 & September 28, 2 classes $2 member, $6 non-member Aging -in-Place and Home Safety What does Aging-in-Place mean to you? How to make small changes to your home and lifestyle so that you can stay where you are living, safely and comfortably. From Universal Design and Accessibility Options to discussions on the overall risk of falling. Presented by Laura Greenway-Balnar, R.N., B.A.Sc., owner, Right at Home Canada, Certified Aging in Place Specialist. Friday, September 21 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Learn to Play Bid Euchre Learn to play this interesting card game in just one session. Euchre knowledge is needed. Volunteer instructor: Andrea Corner. If you would like to learn to play euchre or would like to arrange an alternate day, contact the Seniors Centre. Sessions held the last Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am. $1 member, $3 non-member. September 25, October 30, November 27, December 18 Fit Minds: Brain Health Program An intellectual program that gives your cognitive skills a workout. Join us for a monthly session to engage in stimulating activities to improve your brain health by participating in games and activities that will boost your mental process while having fun. Thanks to Chartwell Retirement Residences for sponsoring this program. Held the last Thursday of the month from 3:00 to 3:45 pm. No charge. Refreshments provided. September 27, October 25, November 29, December 20 Living with Stroke Series Survivors and their families and anyone who is interested are welcome to join all or some of these

topics based on their recovery pathway. Sessions will be facilitated with the support of local health care professionals. Presented by the Centre Wellington Stroke Recovery Community Program. No charge. All sessions held from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. See below for topics and dates. Understanding Stroke Friday, September 28 Physical Challenges and Changes Friday, October 26 Swallowing and Nutrition Friday, November 30 Cognition, Perception and Communication Friday, December 21 Naturopathic Approach to Alleviating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Over the last decade, fibromyalgia has become one of the fastest growing disease-syndromes along with chronic fatigue syndrome. Both are multi-causal conditions which require a multi-faceted healing approach. While the conventional medical system is limited in healing these chronic illnesses, Naturopathic Doctors have more tools in their “toolkit” in order to help alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life since patients suffer from both chronic pain and chronic fatigue, as well as allergies, chemical sensitivities, sleep problems, depression, memory problems, digestive complaints and more. Learn with Dr. Nicole Bobala ND, Naturopathic Doctor of Shift Family Health Centre about the latest research in diet, lifestyle, and supplementation as well as lab work possible to help alleviate and manage symptoms of these debilitating conditions. Monday, October 1 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member

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When Talking Gets Hard: Communication strategies for acquired speech and language issues Learn strategies to communicate with loved ones who have had a life changing diagnosis or event, impacting their ability to communicate the way they used to. We will briefly discuss the conditions that may lead to communication difficulties including: stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Dementia and Alzheimer’s. We will review the nature of the resultant disorders including: Aphasia, Apraxia, Dysarthria, and Dysphagia. Finally and most importantly, we will talk about strategies that can be used to help support meaningful and engaging communication with those who no longer communicate, with ease, through talking. Emily Merritt, a Registered SpeechLanguage Pathologist with Optimum Integrative Health Centre, has experience in various rehabilitative settings with those recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury and other diagnoses. Monday, October 1 at 11:30 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. Friday, October 12 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Smart Start to Mutual Funds This seminar offers individuals a foundational knowledge of mutual funds, introduces the features of mutual funds, as well as the process of selecting an appropriate fund.

Presented by Ben Henry, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Thursday, October 11 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Coin and Stamp Appraisal Clinic Many of us have stamp or coin collections put away in a box. Do you ever wonder about its value? Have it viewed and appraised. Book your 30 minute appointment prior to the clinic by calling the Centre. Thanks to volunteer Richard Stewart for running this clinic. Tuesday, October 16 $1 member or $3 non-member Stress Please join us for a session on stress. Not just what it looks like, but causes, complicating factors and some solutions. There will be time for questions and discussion. Presented by Robin Smart, Public Education Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. Thursday, October 18 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member HearingLife Presentation Come out and enjoy a hearing health presentation by your local Hearing Professional on the importance of hearing health, awareness and prevention. There will be a discussion on signs and symptoms related to hearing loss, Tinnitus (the ringing or buzzing you may be experiencing) and the Campaign for Better Hearing and so much more. Cassandra Beach, Audiologist/ Regional Manager will answer all your questions Monday, October 22 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member What the Will Doesn’t Say Did you know that according to a recent study a staggering 51% of Canadians over the age of 55 do NOT have a will? Do you know the difference between a Power of Attorney and an Executor? Do

you understand what probate is? With over 30 years of investment, insurance and estate planning experience, Dean will help “demystify” these and many other questions regarding estate planning in his thought provoking session. Presented by Dean Dunbar, Financial Advisor, Fredom 55 Financial, who specializes in Elder Planning and is a Certified Executor Advisor. Monday, October 22 at 11:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Introduction into Ancestry Online Presented by Karen Wagner, Archivist, Wellington County Museum and Archives. Session held at the Museum. No charge but pre-register at Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Limited enrollment. Bring your own laptop if you can. There will be instruction and hands on work. Tuesday, October 23 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Digestive Health Nutrition Tour Don’t let issues with your gut get in the way of living your life, learn how to manage it. Join Kelly, your Zehrs in-store dietitian for this hands-on nutrition workshop. Discover preand probiotics and how they can benefit your digestive health. Learn tips and tricks on what foods to include in your diet and how to use them. Sample a variety of foods to support your gut health and take home digestive health resources. This workshop involves light walking and spots are limited. Pre-register at the Senior Centre. Registered individuals will then meet Kelly at the Customer Service Desk at Zehrs Markets Fergus (800 Tower St., S). Friday October 26 10:00 am to 11:00 am Hearing Screening Clinic The Canadian Hearing Society presents a free hearing screening

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clinic for older adults. Meet one-onone with Hearing Care Counsellor, Mary Young. Receive your results immediately. If you wear hearing aids, discuss questions about your current aids. Book your 30 minute appointment by calling the Seniors Centre. No charge. Friday, October 26 Appointments available: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm My Hearing is Not as Good as it Used to Be, Now What Do I do? Join in an afternoon 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. Monday, October 29 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm $1 member, $3 non-member If These Wall Could Speak: The House of Industry and Refuge 1877-1947 The Wellington County Museum and Archives is located in a buliding that stands as the oldest remaining House of Industry in Canada. It was built in 1877 as a “Poor House” or place of refuge for the poor, homeless, and destitute in Wellington County. Presented by the staff of the museum, this talk will provide glimpses into the lives and activities of the people who lived, worked, and often died within its walls. Attitudes towards poverty, charity and a community’s social responsibilities are reflected in the many compelling stories and photos shown during this hour long presentation which also includes a close up look at some artifacts from the Poor House’s history. Monday, October 29 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member

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Genetic Genealogy DNA Testing, Tools and Tips Learn about DNA genealogy and to learn about the tools that can assist you in your family history search. Will also be a discussion about the four major DNA testing companies. Presented by Terry Monax-Maurice, DNA Special Interest Group Coordinator for the Wellington County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. Monday, October 29 at 11:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Building Your Legacy: How Do You Want to be Remembered? An opportunity to discuss executor duties, pre-planning funerals, and end of life conversations. If you are an executor, what do you need to know? What does my family need to be aware of? How do I start the conversation? Join in this very important discussion to find answers to these questions and more. Facilitator: Sheri Copplestone of Confident Careplanners. Thursday, November 1 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Weird Naturalist: Encounters with the World’s Wildlife Speaker Chris Early has been privileged to be able to explore different habitats around the word in his quest to find, identify and watch different wildlife species and has shared these experiences with others to help get them connected to what our great planet has to offer. Hopefully this talk inspires you to explore your planet either far away or in your own backyard. Presented by Chris Earley, Interpretive Biologist at the Arboretum, University of Guelph. Monday, November 5 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Holiday Entertaining: Allergy Friendly Join us for this delicious hands-on

cooking demonstration with volunteers Sherry and Rosie. Sample new recipes and flavours. Be sure to register ahead. Bring an apron. Tuesday, November 6 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Tips on Longevity Please join Carmen Micu from Soothe - Longevity Clinic, as she goes through self-massage and natural remedy benefits for seniors with cardiovascular diseases, degenerative disorders and other geriatric issues. This presentation will provide an overview of therapies and valuable tips that can improve quality of life. Friday, November 9 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Gluten-Free Foods Workshop If the thought of avoiding gluten seems daunting, come learn some basic skills that will make it manageable, enjoyable and nutritious. Join your Zehrs in-store Dietitian, Kelly for this hands-on nutrition workshop. Learn about gluten-free labeling and how to increase your protein, fibre and nutrient intake. Learn tips and tricks on what foods to include in your diet and how to use them. Sample a delicious gluten-free recipe and take home a variety of resources. This workshop involves light walking and spots are limited. Pre-register at the Senior Centre. Registered individuals will then meet Kelly at the Customer Service Desk at Zehrs Markets Fergus (800 Tower St., S). Friday November 16 10:00 am to 11:00 am Do You Want to Prevent a Broken Bone? Falls Prevention Let’s talk about the ways you can reduce the risk of breaking bones. Learn about what fracture risks are and how these are assessed by health care teams. Will also provide information on bone health and

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falls prevention. Presented by Kate Harvey, Osteoporosis Canada. Thursday, November 22 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member Learning What to Say and What to Do in the Face of Possible Abuse with the ‘It’s Not Right’ Program It’s Not Right program is a provincial elder abuse initiative developed to change social norms, by teaching what to do if you see warning signs in someone you know. Elder abuse can take several forms including physical, emotional and financial abuse. Learn what to say and how to be supportive. Interrupt the social isolation that goes with abusive relationships by responding with a conversation that can open the door to supports and referring to services available. Presented by Sheila Schuehlein, Elder Abuse Ontario. Monday, November 26 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member How are the Bees Doing? Join Paul Kelly, Research and Apiary Manager with the Honey Bee Research Centre, University of Guelph for this interesting talk where he will discuss some of the activities of the 123 year old beekeeping program at the University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Centre. He will then talk about some of the ups and downs in the bee world and what we can all do to help bees. He will have honey available. Monday, December 3 at 9:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member Improving Fatigue and Managing Hypothyroidism Naturopathically Thyroid issues are increasing yearly in Canada. If you are experiencing fatigue, dry skin, hair loss, depression, memory loss, sensitivity to cold, or more, you may be suffering from hypothyroidism.

Or you may have already been diagnosed but your medications are not doing enough to manage your symptoms because several nutrient deficiencies can decrease the effectiveness of Synthroid (Levothyroxine). If you have ever wanted to learn about the alternative treatments or how to optimize effectiveness of your current medications, join Dr. Nicole Bobala ND, Naturopathic Doctor of Shift Family Health Centre to discuss the latest research in diet, lifestyle, supplementation and lab work possible to help alleviate and manage symptoms of low energy and hypothyroidism. Monday, December 3 at 11:30 am $1 member, $3 non-member River Cruises through the Heart of Europe Timeless beauty, charm, history and grace of the Old World. So popular, so many different options, so many rivers. What are the differences, themes, what’s the right fit for you? Come ask your questions and see if anything sparks your interest. Join Diane Cook of TPI Travel for this presentation. Friday, December 7 at 10:00 am $1 member, $3 non-member

SPECIAL EVENTS Peach Social Join us for our 16th Annual Peach Social fundraiser and have a peach of a day! Frozen homemade peach pies for sale. Stay for lunch and enjoy fresh baked peach pie or peach shortcake for dessert. Browse the handcrafted items made by our Craft and Quilting Group, take home some delicious home baking or try your luck at the silent auction. Saturday, August 18 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Homemade Lunches & BBQs Lunch is served every Wednesday at 12:00 pm at the Centre. On some Wednesdays, we host homemade fundraising lunches prepared by Program Committee volunteers. See dates below. Full menus listed in monthly calendar. $8 members, $9 non-members unless otherwise stated. Reservations recommended. Stay for one of the many afternoon drop-in activities after lunch. All proceeds support the Centre. September 12 BBQ September 19 Homemade Lunch October 3 Thanksgiving Turkey $12 member, $14 non-member October 17 Octoberfest November 7 Cranberry Chicken $10 member, $12 non-member November 28 Homemade Lunch December 19 Christmas Roast Beef $12 member, $14 non-member New Members’ Talk and Tours Discover new activities and opportunities at Victoria Park Seniors Centre to make the most of your retirement years. Meet other new members, volunteers and staff. Take a tour, enjoy refreshments and learn about programs and services available to you. Sessions held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 10:00 am (excluding December). See dates below. Or contact VPSC to schedule a tour anytime. No charge. September 17, October 15 or November 19 Alzheimer Society Coffee-Break Fundraiser Victoria Park Seniors Centre is once again participating in the Annual Alzheimer’s Coffee Break Fundraiser, celebrated across Canada in September. Stop by the Seniors Centre during the week of September 17 for coffee and give a donation to the Alzheimer Society. All donations go to local Alzheimer’s programs and support services. September 17 to September 21

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Poker Walk: National Seniors Day Event Did you know October 1 is National Seniors Day in Canada? So, to get a jumpstart on celebrating, join in a fun Poker Walk on Sept. 24. Walk 2 kms on a route led by our fitness instructor. At five designated stops, receive a playing card. At the end, see who has been dealt the best poker hand. Win a prize! Everyone can participate, even if you cannot go on the walk. No charge but please pre-register. Monday, September 24 at 10:30 am Tea Dance Join in the fun! Dance music provided by The Melody Makers. Enjoy refreshments. All welcome. Spot dance prizes to be won. No partner needed. Thanks to Melody Makers for organizing this fun event. Friday, October 12, 1:30 to 3:30 pm By donation at the door Fall Fashion Show See the new fall fashions from Jaboli (Fergus). For special occasions or everyday comfort, see the most comfortable styles and fits from a wide array of Canadian designers. See custom made jewellery, handcrafted in Fergus, plus a variety of accessories, including handbags, hats, scarves, gloves. Refreshments and door prizes included. Note early bird ticket deadline. All proceeds support VPSC. Friday, October 19 at 1:30 pm $7 member, $8 non by October 12 $8 member, $9 non after Fall Fling Dance to great live music performed by The Greytones at the Elora Legion. All welcome. Dance the night away to the music of Elvis, Roy Orbison, Ricky Nelson, Garth Brooks, Patsy Cline and other country and pop artists from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s. Cash bar. Snacks available. All proceeds go to Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Tickets available

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at the Seniors Centre. Cash only. Tickets also available at the door. Friday, October 19 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Tickets: $10 Fall Bazaar One-of-a-kind handmade craft items for sale, home baking and attic treasures. Lunch is served from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Free admission. Don’t miss this annual event which is a major fundraiser for the Centre. Organized by the Centre’s Craft and Quilting Group. Saturday, November 3 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Musical Remembrance Day Program Join us for a special musical Remembrance Day Program with the Centre’s Melody Makers. This talented group includes the choir, ukulele, bell ringers, guitar, drums and many other instruments. Enjoy refreshments after the show. Friday, November 9 at 1:30 pm By donation at the door Deck the Halls! Help us decorate the Centre for Christmas – a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. We are looking for volunteers so let us know if you can help out. Friday, November 16 at 9:00 am

Reception at 5:30 pm. Dinner served at 6:00 pm. Enjoy musical entertainment after dinner. Limited seating. Purchase tickets early. Thanks to the Centre’s Program Committee for organizing this annual festive event. Friday, December 7 $20 member, $25 non-member Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long Get into the holiday spirit! Join us for an afternoon of festive Christmas carols, led by the Centre’s Melody Makers Choir. Request your favourite Christmas carols. Enjoy hot cranberry punch and Christmas refreshments. All welcome. Monday, December 10 at 1:30 pm By donation at the door Christmas Drama Performance: “Bah Humbug!” What happens when a group of self-appointed Santa’s helpers band together to spread joy and cheer at Christmastime? Will they be successful or is there a Grinch among the elves? To find out, join the VPSC Drama Club for Bah Humbug! Free will donations at the door. Refreshments to follow. Friday, December 14 at 2:00 pm By donation at the door

Annual General Meeting Find out what is happening at your Centre. All members are encouraged to attend. Includes: committee, financial and drop-in activity reports and the election of the Advisory Board. Note: All activities are cancelled at the Centre during this meeting. Thursday, November 22 at 2:00 pm Christmas Dinner Enjoy a delicious homemade turkey dinner with all the trimmings (prepared by Morven and volunteers).

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES at Victoria Park Seniors Centre Please call 519.846.9691 x278 • Program Committee This committee plans and organizes special event fundraisers for the Centre. Meets monthly on the first Monday of the month at 10:15 am. • Foot Care Clinic Assist the nurse with light administrative duties including phone calls, appointments, handling cash, receipts, greeting clients. • Kitchen Servers Set up for Wednesday lunch, serve and clean up. Includes complimentary lunch. Rotating schedule. • Special Events Volunteers needed to help with food preparation, planning and organization, set up and clean up. • Cooking for a Crowd Need volunteers on Tuesday mornings who love to cook or help with food prep for our Wednesday fundraising lunches.

• Dishwashers For Wednesday lunches on a rotating schedule. Includes complimentary lunch. • Bingo Caller Needed Thursday afternoons from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. • Weight Management Group Volunteer group leader needed Wednesday mornings from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. • VPSC Advisory Board Executive Positions available January 2019 for a three year term by election or acclamation at the November Annual General Meeting. Submit your name or nominate others by contacting VPSC. This Advisory Board represents the membership and advises on issues relating to the Seniors Centre and is comprised of 7 volunteer members and one representative from Township Council.

WANTED: YOUR IDEAS • Do you have an idea for a new drop-in activity? • Are you interested in taking a course, seminar or workshop you don’t see offered? • Do you have a skill you would like to teach others? NEW PROGRAMS From time to time we add new programs or bus trips that are not included in this Guide. Refer to the monthly calendar for new programs offered or contact the Centre anytime for updates. 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. CANCELLATIONS All classes are subject to cancellation with insufficient registration. If cancelled due to low enrolment, you will receive a full refund or you can transfer to another class. Early registration is recommended to avoid cancellations. 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 11 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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Centre Wellington Community Guide Autumn 2018  

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

Centre Wellington Community Guide Autumn 2018  

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