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HIKE trail! the

Beginning at the Wellington County Museum Choose from two guided routes (see next page).

Saturday OCT. 3RD


10 AM TO 12:30 PM



wooded path along the river,


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walk route

or on a wheelchair and stroller friendly in partial shade! Photo by Peter Szmidt

BRING family, friends, neighbours & pets (on a leash) Beatty

10 AM TO 12:30 PM

4km 4km



Start & Finish

Wellington Terrace

at the back parking lot

Water Water

Library Museum



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COMMUNITY Community Contact List Centre Wellington Events Elora Centre for the Arts Fergus Grand Theatre Skating Schedule

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FITNESS Fitness Classes Weight Room

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AQUATICS How to register Registration Form Register Online General Pool Information Pool Swim Schedule Pool Aquafit Schedule Admission Prices Red Cross Program Structure Lesson Descriptions (preschool) Swimming Lesson Schedule Specialty Programs Advanced Leadership

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ADULT 55 PLUS Victoria Park Seniors Centre Programs


HELP Ambulance (Admin.) 843-5909 Animal Control, Jo Alans 843-7734 Blue Cross 1-800-873-2583 Centre Wellington Hydro 843-2900 Centre Well. Township Office 846-9691 Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 Distress Centre Well/Dufferin 1-888-821-3760 Fire - Administration 843-1950 Fire - Public Safety Officer 843-1950 Groves Hospital Volunteer Assoc. 843-2010 Groves Memorial Hospital 843-2010 Health Unit, Well/Duff/Guelph 846-2715 Highway Info (Winter) 1-800-265-5407 Hydro Emergency in Fergus & Elora 827-8588or827-8589 Kid's Help Line 1-800-668-6868 OPP - 24 hrs 1-800-310-1122 OPP - Admin 856-1506 Poison Information 1-800-268-9017 Rural Womens Support Programme 843-6834 Sewer Emergency 1-888-886-9281 St. John Ambulance, Les Morrison 846-8704 The Door Youth Centre 787-0925 GENERAL INFORMATION B.I.A Office, Elora B.I.A Office, Fergus Centre for Environmental Excellence C.W. Comm. Sportsplex - Fergus Chamber of Commerce, Elora Chamber of Commerce, Fergus Elora Community Centre Post Office, Elora Post Office, Fergus Wellington Cty. Library, Elora Branch Wellington Cty. Library, Fergus Branch Wellington Cty. Library, Aboyne Branch

846-2563 787-1384 846-8396 843-2800 846-9841 843-5140 843-2800 846-5681 843-1730 846-0190 843-1180 846-0918

ARTS & CULTURE C.W. Childrens Drama, Sara Dunbar 843-5007 C.W. Singers, Suzanne Bielmann 837-1994 C.W. Youth Band, Brent Rowan 823-8893 Elora Arts Council, Riki Weiland 846-8906 Elora Cataract Trail, Raymond Soucy 843-7703 Elora Centre for the Arts 846-9698 Elora Community Theatre, Liz Pieper 787-2263 Elora Festival 846-0331 Elora Festival Singers 846-0331 Elora & Salem Horticulture, S.Shoemaker 846-5579 Elora Writers Festival, Shirley Smith 846-0235 Fergus Brass Band, Dale Campbell 830-3349 Fall Fair Board, Andrew Taylor 822-3197 Fergus Grand Theatre 787-1981 Fergus Horticultural, Kathy Bouma 843-7703 Fergus Pipe Band, Cindy Lindsay 843-3656 Fergus Scottish Festival 787-0099 Fergus Truck Show 843-3412 Grand Celtic Pipe Band, C. MacDonald 787-0191 Grinder Productions, Eric Goudie 780-7593 Music for Young Children, Karen 1-866-884-3080 Neighbour Woods, Toni Ellis 846-0841 Not so Grand Players, Judy Faires 787-0346

On the Spot Productions, Paul Faires Performance Studios, Karen Puppets Elora, Annerose Schmidt Village Idot Productions Vision Theatre Productions, J. Faires Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington Wellington Cty. Museum & Archives Wellington Waterloo Playhouse, A. Argue

787-0346 843-3517 846-8123 846-9336 787-0346 822-0912 846-0916 787-7441

CLUBS & LODGES Beavers, Belwood, Mary Anne Beavers, Elora, Debbie Savage Beavers, Fergus, Grant Townsend Belwood Hall (for bookings) Belwood Lions Club, Bob Lacombe Bridge Club, Don McNiven Brownies, Sparks,Fergus, M. Skerritt Brownies, Sparks, Elora, Cathy Bruder Centre Wellington Rotary, Dave Rushton Centre Well. Women's Events Comm Cubs, Elora, Debbie Savage Cubs, Scouts, Belwood, MaryAnne Elora Lions Club, Joe Van den Borre Fergus & District Kinsmen, Don Cousins Fergus Lioness, Darlene Heffernan Fergus Lions Club, Hilda Wainwright First Fergus Scouting, Grant Townsend G.R.C.A., Belwood, Derek Strub G.R.C.A., Elora, Dan Morden Guides, Pthfinders, Elora, Cathy Bruder Guides, Pthfinders, Fergus, M. Skerritt IODE, Shelagh McRae Masonic Lodge, Elora, Chris Brown Masonic Lodge, Fergus, Mike Blazek Mercer Masonic Lodge, David Chance Optimist Club of C.W. Fergus, G. Bailey Optimist Club, Elora, Shirley Giesel Opti-Mrs., Rose Shaw Order of Eastern Star, Muriel Brown Probus Club, Fergus, Peter Brophy Rebelah Lodge, Elora, Ann Warren Rotary Club, George Rolfe Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 229 Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 275 Senior Transit, Richard Collins Senior Transit, Bus Rental The Door Youth Centre Victoria Park Seniors Centre Welcome Wagon, Patty Klein Women's Institute, Joan Bosomworth Women's Institute, Doreen Ecclestone

843-6551 846-0656 843-3383 843-2800 843-8347 843-1361 846-0328 763-2199 787-7883 843-6834 846-0656 843-6551 843-5528 843-6097 837-6297 843-4516 843-3383 843-2979 846-9742 763-2199 846-0328 843-3174 787-0554 843-7685 843-4224 843-2554 846-9480 843-4192 787-0554 823-1175 843-2247 843-5732 846-9611 843-2345 843-2380 843-1711 787-0925 787-1814 843-7055 846-9729 843-1998

SUPPORT SERVICES Big Brothers & Big Sister of Centre Well Block Parents, Elora - call OPP Block Parents, Fergus - call OPP Cancer Society, David Mitchell Centre Wellington Food Bank Community Resource Centre of N&Cwell Community Mental Health Continuing Education Family & Children Services


843-8839 787-1401 843-7000 843-6191 836-7280 824-2410

Meals on Wheels

1-800-727-1581ext. 3002

DANCE INSTRUCTION Clickin Country Cloggers, S. Patterson Elora Grand Squares Fergus/Elora Dance DD Ballroom Dance Group, D. Dube Grand River Dance Academy MacDonald School of Scottish Arts Scottish Country Dancing Square Dancing, Valerie Kampf

823-5625 843-3260 846-6666 846-8806 843-5040 846-5854 843-3565 843-3260

SPORTS & LEISURE Badminton Club, Ross Langlands 843-3246 Ball Hockey, Cary Valedis 846-2983 Baton Club - Superstars, Krista DiStasi 994-0639 Basketball CW Celtics Spencer Linwood 820-9971 Beach Volleyball, Tom Woods 787-1945 Belwood Sailing Club, Margaret Hull 821-9972 Break Away Sports, Julie Katerberg 846-9013 C.W. Special Olympics, Ron Heiple 843-5197 Cheerleading Bears, Cyndi or Kimberly 827-6811 Curling Club, Elora 846-0440 Curling Club, Fergus 843-2641 Cycling Club, Nick Bachinski 787-0441 Fergus Model Flyers,Don Martin 843-3153 Football, Chris Brown 787-0554 Friends of the Grand, Larry MacGratton 843-3102 Grand River Girls Hockey, Barry McKerracher 843-6218 Gymnastics Club, Ross Langlands 843-3246 In-door Soccer, Evelyn Henderson 843-6833 In-Line Hockey, Colleen DeBoer 846-8114 Lacrosse, Old-timers, Gerald Benham 846-8225 Men's Slow Pitch, Elora, Mark Haladyn 846-5086 Men's Three Pitch, Elora, Ashley Woods 787-1888 Men's Three Pitch, Fergus, P. Wallace 843-5047 Men's Three Pitch, Fergus, D.Parkinson 843-5923/846-5699 Mill Ridge Pony Club 787-0664 Minor HardBall, Elora& Fergus, D. Zinger 846-5989 Minor Hockey , C.W., Mike Von Massow 846-8610 Minor Lacrosse, Elora, R. Crowder 846-2973 Minor Lacrosse, Fergus, Greg Goss 843-4054 Minor Ball, Alma, Robert Held 848-5599 Minor Ball, Belwood, Carolyn Lubberts 843-7113 Minor Softball, Fergus, Jeanne Dalton 843-4672 Minor Softball, Ponsonby, Pat Kurtz 836-8466 Ponsonby Rec. Club, Shirley Obergan 846-8113 Racquets Club 846-9910 Ringette, Jeff Snyder 787-3814 Rugby Club, Jason Hasson 993-2540 Skating Club, Fergus, Monique Kortenaar 823-7785 Skating Club,Elora, Lee Croll 843-8388 Snowmobile Club Inc, Leslie O'Reilly 836-4095 Soccer, F.E.D.S 843-3360 Sychronized Skating, Barb Smith 843-6655 Swim Team, Cathy Pollock 846-8010 Taoist Tai Chi, Lorraine Harris 843-5554 Tennis Club, 787-7003 Three Pitch, Elora,Tracee Fletcher 787-1170 Women's Industrial Ball, Laurie Brohman 824-2675

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Community Contact List

Centre Wellington Events events





Fergus Brass Band Community Concert Swimming Registration begins for Fall lessons Summer Day Camp Program Fergus Brass Band Kids Concert Party Rockers - Pre Teen Dance Antique & Classic Car Show

Wellington Country Museum C.W. Community Sportsplex Elora Centre for the Arts Bissel Park C.W. Community Sportsplex Wellington County Museum

Fall Leisure Show - Registration Night Fergus Brass Band Community Concert Fall Leisure Show - Registration Night Antique & Classic Car Show Elora Salem Hort. Society Fall Plant Sale 8:00am Party Rockers - Pre Teen Dance Terry Fox Run, Registration 9:30am, Run 10:00am Over Here: Women, Work & WWII Centre Wellington Blood Donor Clinic Mini Flower Show, Forty Acres of Floers or Ten Millions Roses, F.H.S. Fergus Fall Fair Elora Fergus Studio Tour

C.W. Community Sportsplex Heritage River Retirement Elora Community Centre Fergus Downtown Old Salem Schoolhouse C.W. Community Sportsplex ForFar Park, Cataract Trail Wellington County Museum C.W. Community Sportsplex Victoria Park Sr. Centre C.W. Community Sportsplex Various Locations

519-843-2800 519-787-1384 519-846-5579 519-843-2800 519-843-2800 519-846-0916 888-236-6283 519-843-7703 519-843-2800 1-877-242-6353

Hike the Trail Day, 10am-12:30pm; starts in parking lot at Museum Sensational Elora - Opening Fundraising Gala, 7pm Elora Fergus Studio Tour In Motion Week - Free ways to get Active! Sensational Elora - A Festival of the Senses Sensational Race throughout Elora, teams of 4; 1-5pm Harvest Home Festival Film on a plate - “Waitress” Night at the Races, Cooking Class, Buffet & more; 4:30pm Limo Foraging adventure throughout Centre Wellington Film on a Plate - “Garlic is as good as 10 mothers” Centre Wellington Blood Donor Clinic Moveable Feast - 4 course meal at four restaurants - Sensational Elora Pumpkin Contest & Concert; 10am FREE Sensational Kids Film Fest; 9am - 6pm Harvest Moon, 7pm Film on a Plate - “Felicia’s Journey” Shortcuts to the senses, 3pm Film on a plate “Tampopo” Sensational Soup off with Empty Bowls; 1-4pm Centre Wellington Blood Donor Clinic Fergus Hort. Soc. Speaker TBA, 7:30pm Yuk Yuks presented by Fergus & District Kinsmen

Elora Cataract Trailway Elora Community Centre Various Locations C.W. Community Sportsplex Various Locations Throughout Elora Wellington County Museum Fergus Grand Theatre Grand River Raceway Centre Wellington Fergus Grand Theatre Elora Community Centre Various Locations Elora Farmers Market Fergus Grand Theatre Elora Centre for the Arts Fergus Grand Theatre Fergus Grand Theatre Fergus Grand Theatre Bissell Park, Elora C.W. Community Sportsplex Victoria Park Sr. Centre Fergus Grand Theatre

519-843-2800 519-846-5638 1-877-242-6353 519-843-2800 519-846-9841 519-846-5638 519-846-0916 519-846-5638 519-846-5638 519-846-5638 519-846-5638 888-263-6283 519-846-5638 519-846-5638 519-846-5638 519-846-5638 519-846-5638 519-846-5638 519-846-5638 519-846-5638 888-236-6283 519-843-7703 519-787-1981

“That Summer” by David French, 13th & 14th at 8pm, 15th at 2pm Centre Wellington Blood Donor Clinic Fergus Hort. Soc., Potluck supper & Annual General Meeting, 7:30pm “That Summer” by David French, 8pm Elora Salem Hort Soc. “Living Christmas arrangements” M. Schatti “Soul’s Window” by Eric Mortinsen Elora Santa Clause Parade - 6pm

Fergus Grand Theatre C.W. Community Sportsplex Victoria park Sr. Centre Fergus Grand Theatre Heritage River Fergus Grand Theatre Elora

519-787-1981 888-236-6283 519-843-7703 519-787-1981 519-846-5579 519-787-1981 519-843-5528

Centre Wellington Blood Donor Clinic Fergus Santa Clause Parade - 1:30pm Christmas Festival Centre Wellington Blood Donor Clinic

Elora Community Centre Fergus Wellington County Museum C.W. Community Sportsplex

888-236-6283 519-846-2563 519-846-0916 888-236-6283

AUGUST 23 Aug 24 Aug 24 - 28 Aug 25 Aug 29 Aug 30 Aug

519-843-2800 519-846-9698 519-843-2800 519-846-0916

SEPTEMBER 1 Sept 1 Sept 3 Sept 11 Sept 12 Sept 12 Sept 13 Sept 13 Sept - 8 Nov 15 Sept 16 Sept 18 - 20 Sept 26 & 27 Sept


OCTOBER 3 Oct. 3 Oct 3 & 4 Oct 3 - 9 Oct 3 - 12 Oct 4 Oct 4 Oct 4 Oct 5 Oct 6 Oct 7 Oct 7 Oct 9 Oct 10 Oct 10 Oct 10 Oct 10 Oct 11 Oct 11 Oct 12 Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 24 Oct

NOVEMBER 13 - 15 Nov 17 Nov 18 Nov 19 - 21 Nov 25 Nov 28 Nov 28 Nov

DECEMBER 2 Dec 6 Dec 13 Dec 15 Dec

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• Fitness kickboxing techniques and combinations are based on authentic sport kickboxing, but Grab your gloves, and “get ready to rumble” your way to fitness they do not involve sparing.

Punch and kick your way to a new body!

• Boxing gloves and punch-kick focus pads prived extra weight and resistance and reduce the likelihood of hyperextension of the knees, elbows and shoulders.

First Class with us is FREE Personal Training available

• The workout is a dynamite way to reduce stress, build self-confidence, agility, coordination, stamina and mental focus. “After my first 6 months of Fitness Kickboxing, I lost 40 pounds and noticed a significant decrease in my stress level. I liked it so much that I started my own classes for Fergus and Elora” - James Watson, Certified Personal Trainer.

Class Schedule

Mondays & Wednesdays

Ladies Only Class 5:30pm - 6:30pm

75 Melville St, Elora ON

Co-Ed Class

(519) 837-5904

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Wendy Armstrong Certified Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor, Fitness Instructor • Individual Program Design • Nutrition/Weight Management • Core Conditioning • Rehab, Injury Prevention • Cardiovascular, Strength, Endurance, Flexibility Training • Sports Conditioning • Private and Semi-Private Training • Group Classes • In-home and Gym Training

Personal Training or Pilates make GREAT GIFT CERTIFICATES


NEW PILATES SESSIONS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 14th Morning & Evening Classes available at 2 locations

14 - Week Sessions Beginner

*Mon. 6:30pm;

Beyond Beginner

*Mon. 7:30pm; Wed. 6:30pm

Mixed Levels

*Tues. 10:00am; Thurs. 7:30pm

Wed. 7:30pm; Thurs. 10:00am


*Tues. 7:30pm

DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING IS SEPTEMBER 9TH $189 +gst. Class schedule subject to change based on registration.

Please call for more information:

cell: 519-994-0-Fit (0348) phone: 519-843-3018 Page 7


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52 Peel St. E. Alma, ON T N0B 1A0


• Organic Waste Management Technician



• Septic Tank Pumping

Tel: 519-846-5188 Fax: 519-846-8133

Make a child





Friendships enrich the lives of children. Share a few hours with a child who needs you.


Air Conditioning High Speed Internet Cable TV • Non Smoking rooms Complimentary Continental Breakfast

Affordable night stay in beautiful Elora!

Volunteer Opportunities: 1-1 Match, Couples Match, In-school Mentoring, Group Volunteer PO Box 333 Fergus, On N1M 3E2 Phone: 519-787-0106 Email:

66 Wellington Rd. #7, Elora 519-846-5333 1-888-733-3567

• Boarding • Grooming • Day Care • Cemetery

Visit us at: your first choice for windows and siding

519-843-5000 519-822-5000

Phone (519) 787-9934 Fax (519) 787-3861 5951 Highway 6, RR#5, Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2

Claire WELSH

Sales Representative

(519) 787-0203 fax:(519)787-1761 Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage Each office independently owned & operated

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FERGUS ELORA DISTRICT SOCCER P.O. Box 112 Fergus, ON N1M 2W7 Club Phone: 843-3360

Need a Massage? We now have a Registered Massage Therapist on site!

What we’re all about. Eramosa Physiotherapy Associates (EPA) has a strong reputation in evidence-based physiotherapy especially in the areas of shoulder and low back pain for people of all ages. Through continuing research and program development EPA is trained in other areas such as women’s health, osteoarthritic and post surgical rehabilitation as well as other muscular pain and sports injuries. NEW

FEDS INDOOR SOCCER 2009/10 For youth aged 3 - 17 and adults, a weekly soccer game in an indoor gym, with an emphasis on fun and fair play! Season starts the week of October 19th

Visit our Elora Location!

At the corner of Wellington County Road 7 and 21.

Call us for an appointment 519-846-9919

$75.00 Under 4 - Under 17 $95.00 Adults Family Discount - 3 or more players get a $5.00 discount per player

Our locations: Acton, Elora, Guelph (Health and Performance Centre), Guelph (Bullfrog Mall), Cambridge, Georgetown, Orangeville

ELORA CO-OP PRE+SCHOOL County of Wellington Childcare Services 2008 Award of Excellence.

18 months - 5 years Classes for Children Morning or Afternoon Programs All programs are geared to the specific developmental needs of your preschool child, combining learning and structured play in a nurturing environment.

Tel. 519-846-5092

DIVISIONS Under 4 Under 6 Under 8 Under 10

( 2006 ) ( 2004/05 ) ( 2002/03 ) ( 2000/01 )

Under 12 ( 1998/99 ) Under 14 (1996/97) Under 17 (1993/94/95) MENS or LADIES ( 1992+ )

COACHES NEEDED ! VOLUNTEERS MAKE OUR CLUB A REALITY!!! Coaches and Convenors Orientation Sat. October 10th FEDS Office 10-12pm

REGISTRATION DATES: Register now by downloading form from and mail. Date



Tues. Sept. 1 Thurs. Sept. 3 Thurs. Sept.10 Sat. Sept.19

Fergus Arena - Leisure Show Elora Arena - Leisure Show FEDS Office FEDS Office

6 - 9 PM 6 - 9 PM 6.30-8.30 PM 10AM-12PM


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Instructor: Steph Toohill.



5 to 7 YRS and 8 TO 11 YRS Wednesdays, Sept. 23 to Nov. 4 3:30 pm. to 5:00 pm $100 M / $115 NM Madcaps is a pilot project aiming to offer kids a fun, safe and creative place when school is out. MADCAPS is loosely structured but supervised, in order to give kids the opportunity to spend time cartooning, sketching, sculptuting, beading, playing games, reading, and homework!? 519-846-9698

8 TO 13 YRS $% Wednesdays, Sept. 23 to Nov.4 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm $100 M / $115 NM Kids can put their imaginations to good use in this course on story building, character and book creations. Use your own story or let your images determine the outcome of your words. Exercises in drawing and painting, composition, foreground, background, perspective, colour, style, page layout and font (typography) will come together to create a professionally-crafted book. Supplies included. Instructor:Roisin Gormley-Young, AOCA

October 22, 7:30 pm $5.00 per person A magical evening for poets, writers and storytellers. Candles and hot apple cider set the mood for an evening of performance and appreciation of the power of the word. Contact the Elora Centre for the Arts to be included in the

  open-mic segment. 5 to 7 YRS Facilitator: Donna McCaw Saturdays, Sept.26 to Nov.14 10 am to 12 noon $120 M / $135 NM

      Sept. 28, Nov. 20, Dec. 21, Dec. 22, Feb. 22, Apr. 30, June 4, June 30 8:30 am to 3:30 pm $% $25 M / $35 NM each day *Special pricing for multiple days. Fill up on fun and inspiration in a day devoted to arts & crafts. Draw, paint, sculpt, write and perform. Bring your nut-free snacks, cold lunches, and indoor shoes. Pre-registration required.


Tuesdays, Sept. 22 to Dec. 1 4 pm to 5:30 pm or 6 pm to 7:30 pm $100 M / $120 NM each ‘Off Set Camera Arts Theatre Seekers’, teaches kids to grow their inner voice through unique drama, creative improvisational movement and movie making. It aims to inspire kids to support each other to be the change they want to see in the world. No class Oct. 27.

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7 TO 10 YRS Thursdays, Sept. 24 to Oct. 22 4:30 pm to 6 pm $50 M / $60 NM Join this 5 week programme designed for kids wishing to work on the tricky skills required for knitting, crocheting and sewing. Be creative. Dream up a design for headbands, a purse, a scarf for mum, or even some accessories for your favourite stuffed animal. Instructor: Thea Mallett Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 am to 12 noon $25 M / $35 NM

Not just your average cards, these gems incorporate printmaking and collage principles. Gouge & ink a soft linoleum block for multiple prints, then paint a large abstract watercolour to be cut-up and embellished with postage stamps, sparkly bits and Japanese papers. Get your envelopes ready! Instructor: Roisin Gormley-Young


Saturday, Nov. 21, 1:30pm to 4:30pm $25 M / $35 NM Tired of the same old trimmings, baubles and decorations? Pack’em up and tote them in for a makeover. Using new materials and fine art inspired designs we will give them a new life. You can even swap’em up with someone else! Learn some fancy & funky design ideas that incorporate Are your kids serious about learning items from nature, recycled finds and how to draw and paint what they see? handmade treasures. They’ll be asking Using lessons and exercises from the you were you bought’ em! era, contemporary Impressionist concepts - your young artist will feel confident with every swipe of the brush! Supplies included.  $% Instructor: Eileen Mac Arthur, BA, MFA Wednesdays, Sept. 23 to Nov. 11 7pm to 9:30pm  

$% $100M / $120 NM  !"# 9 TO 13 YRS: 1 pm to 2 pm, Artists with figure drawing experience Saturdays, Sept. 19 to Nov. 14 will enjoy a self directed session with a *No class Oct. 10 live model. Models differ week to week 6 TO 8 YRS: 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm, with some gestures and extended Thursdays, Sept. 24 to Nov. 12 poses. Bring your own medium & $55 M / $70 NM each supplies. Great for students preparing a Develop your child’s voice and portfolio. *No instructor. confidence as a Singing Star! Singers will learn the fundamentals of vocal    expression through singing games and Wednesdays, Sept. 23 to Oct. 28 the exposure to different music genres. 1pm to 3pm. $10 Members Only Weekly exercises / games consist of Members in good standing are invited vocal warm-ups, breath control, to drop in to the Centre for a weekly Life annunciation, pitch, rhythm, and tempo. Drawing Open Studio. Professional Recital: Thursday, Nov. 19th at 7pm models are in attendance each week.


Saturday, Nov.21, 9am to 6pm $ $100 M & NM *Lunch included An athletic approach to studying the live model. Perfect for beginners and experienced artists. You will start off the morning and afternoon with a short warm-up of quick gestures moving into a 3 hour session with your choice of model. An instructor will be ready to guide beginners, morning and afternoon. A continental breakfast and a catered lunch will be served. Bring your own supplies. There is a limited supply of easels, so bring your own if possible. Group and one-on-one critiques will take place, as well as, an evening social between 5pm to 6pm. Pre-register to secure your spot!


Tuesdays, Sept. 22 to Oct. 27 6:30pm to 9 pm 6 wks: $100 M / $115 NM Within the comfort of a relaxed and meditative environment you will learn how to transfer what you see, on to paper, with techniques in measuring and observation. Starting with cones and cubes, you will learn the elements of drawing through demos and exercises and a step-by-step approach. You will use charcoal, graphite and conte crayon to draw a range of subject matter: still life, interior space, and portrait. *Supplies Required. Draw from a Live Model and add-on Nov.3 & Nov.10, 8 wks = $40 M & NM Instructor: Leslie Miles, B.A.


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Wednesdays, Sept. 23 to Nov.4 6:30 pm to 9 pm $110 M / $125 NM An introduction to oil and acrylic painting techniques; students will concentrate on developing their perceptual skills through a series of exercises, which gradually increase in range and complexity. The class will have the opportunity to work from a variety of photo images and still life objects. Topics covered include the fundamentals of colour theory, light and visual shadow, composition, perspective, paint handling and application. *Supplies Required Instructor: Phil Irish, BA



Sunday, Nov. 22, 12 noon to 5:00 pm $50 M / $65 NM

The first part of this workshop will introduce you to acrylic painting, with instruction focused on brush techniques, thinners and dilutents, colour mixing and studio practice. The second part will consist of students developing practical experience with the media by painting from a still life arrangement. Various approaches to applying acrylic paint will be discussed     from glazing to achieve realism to Thursdays, Sept. 24 to Nov.5 exploring the multitude of tools for 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm abstraction. *Some Supplies Required $150 M / $160 NM Instructor: Eileen MacArthur. BA, MFA This class has a component of in-class $ - instruction with an emphasis on &  -

independent work. Exercises will include advanced colour theory, paint  !"!#"$%&"'(&) &* handling and application such as glazes +!"$(,#&-%#.!% and impasto, form and composition. Saturday to Monday, Students will work from a photograph, Oct 24, 25 and 26th. 9 am to 4 pm object or still life of their choice. Please $265 M / $300 NM bring your photo or objects to the first (GST & Supplies not included) class if possible. Please bring in any Learn from a watercolour master, unfinished paintings that you wish to Gordon MacKenzie, the author of the resolve. *Supplies Required popular painting instruction book Instructor: Eileen MacArthur, BA, MFA. “Watercolorists Essential Notebook�

       and make a weekend retreat out of it. Stay at one of our local B&B’s, dine out 11 years to Adult at a quaint restaurant and shop for Sat Sept. 26 and Sun Sept. 27* OR treasures in our sweet downtown. In Sat Oct 17 and Sun Oct 18* this 3 day intensive workshop, Inter/ 9 am to 4 pm Adv watercolour painters will explore $125 M / $140 NM *Each weekend There is no experience necessary to the more traditional methods of learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel composing a painting, focusing on or to hand build sculptures. If you have alternative, natural or instinctive The watercolour always wanted to make your own pots, approaches. techniques used will vary and reflect the bowls, platters and vessels then sign up today! Great for gifts or for your own approach taken. The intent is to achieve use. You will see demonstrations and skills and techniques that will offer a try your hand at, coiling, pinching, variety of methods to compose your carving, and slab building, and explore work. Please bring a few unresolved the creation of 3-D objects by wedging, paintings for critique. 16 person centring and lifting on the wheel. All maximum. Bring your own paper and pieces will be fired. For an additional supplies. fee you have the opportunity of glazing Instructor: Gordon MacKenzie

Tuesdays, Sept. 22 to Nov.3 6:30 pm to 9 pm $110 M / $125 NM Tailored for students who are comfortable with painting and want to develop their work technically and Concentrating on thematically. developing unique pieces that evoke mood, feeling, and ideas while integrating source materials; photographs, art history and sketchbook strategies. Several studies on canvas will be completed over the duration. *Supplies required. your creations after the first firing, Instructor: Phil Irish. BA approximately 2 weeks later. Please  0 bring a lunch. *Clay & firing included. Instructor: Anastasia Edwards, BA, 


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WORKSHOPS 0 . 7 '5'1' .


Wednesday, Oct 14, 7 pm to 9:30 pm

Do your kids always look blurry when you photograph their hockey games? Are you wondering how to catch high speed sports like skiing or skating? Then, learn how to shoot sports, like hockey, figure skating, skiing, biking,       and horse sports like jumping and Mondays, Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 19, 26 barrel racing, or action photos of kids or 7 pm to 9:30 pm animals. If you like moving subjects $125 M / $135 NM don’t miss this course. Mostly suitable This course will help you solve the for SLR photography, film or digital. challenges of working with a technical medium, while stimulating your creative      side .We will discuss the principles of Monday, Nov. 2, 7 pm to 9:30 pm photography and cover topics such as You’ve filled your memory card with types of cameras, camera settings, great photos but now what? Learn how lenses, ISO, determining exposures & to to upload your photos to your apertures, using filters & accessories, computer, organize files, create backup working with composition & lighting, copies and more. You will learn some and more. Each week you will receive basic photo editing skills and how to a practice assignment, which will be resize your images for e-mail or print. (gently) critiqued the following week. This course does not require a Bring your camera to each class. computer in class. This course is Suitable for both film & digital valuable for artists who create digital photographers. files for gallery submissions.


Saturday, Nov 14, 9 am to 5 pm $120 M / $130 NM Can’t spare time for a 4 night program? Then sign up for this one day intensive course. Includes 1 hour lunch break. Suitable for both film & digital photographers.

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Thursday, Oct 1, 7 pm to 9:30 pm This workshop will take you through the basics of creating stunning landscapes that reflect the fall season. Through a discussion & slide presentation with many local scenes, you will learn about equipment such as lenses, filters, tripods, and accessories that are best suited for landscape photography. We’ll cover choosing locations, dealing with inclement weather, composition, lighting, creative effects, and explore working in both colour and black & white. Suitable for both film or digital photographers of all skill levels.


Thursday, Nov. 26, 7 pm to 9:30 pm

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Saturday, October 3 5 pm Bus Departs from the Centre Parking Lot 3 am Depart T.O. for the Centre $35 M / $45 NM + GST(Round-trip Bus incl.) Not just for hipsters, this bus trip will offer anyone, one, sleepless night of high-art adventure‌ experience the city transformed by more than 550 artists for Toronto’s fourth annual sunset to sunrise celebration of contemporary art. Discover art in galleries, museums and unexpected places. From churches and grocery stores to chimney stacks and bus stations, choose from more than 132 installations and chart your own path. Bring / buy your own food & drink.

Explore a world without colour and train your eye and your lenses, to see shapes and textures, patterns of light and shades of grey. We’ll discuss photo editing for black & white, and converting your colour files. We will also set up a simple studio and photograph objects in black & white. Bring your camera, and Deadline: Registration & payment due at your creativity. Suitable for both SLR the Centre before Friday, Sept. 18. & point & shoot photographers, film

'"$ (" #"%("&!#%#" '#-!) or digital. Monday Meetings, 6:30pm to 8pm    Ages 12 to 18 Wednesday, Dec 2, 7 pm to 9:30 pm Join a growing group of ART fanatics! Topics for this workshop include With the support of the Centre, youth planning for a successful photo trip, from all over, are finding their home at choosing equipment and transporting the Elora Centre for the Arts. They are your camera. We will discuss creating, marketing and governing their composition, lighting, and explore own arts activities. Call or email for info! imaginative ways to photograph '"$ ("     specific subjects including festivals, Need space to create?Teens, sign-up people, cityscapes, for a $35 annual membership. $5 guest architecture, landscapes, or night scenes. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll passes. Fall hours TBA.*Supervised consider the elements of photographing 8 &7  + different cultures & people. Suitable for 32229:;8<+ 32229:;8<+ both film and digital photographers.


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Friday, Dec 11, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm $50 M / $60 NM In this outdoor field trip you will discover that there is a whole new world after dark and it is full of opportunities for the photographer. The Christmas season with its brilliance and sparkle provides a wonderful chance to create images that incorporate light and shadow, surreal snow scenes, and special effects with moving light. Learn how to use long create unusual exposures, compositions, and more! *Supplies Needed. Dress for the weather.

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• outside boat and RV parking • month to month or long term rental • commercial and residential • various sized units • 24hrs a day, 7 days a week access • secured fenced lot • video surveillance • we accept Visa & Mastercard

745 St. David Street N, Fergus (519)843-1171

Two great locations for ALL your building & hardware needs!

LOCATION: 730 Glengarry Crescent Fergus, On


735 Tower Street S, Fergus (519)843-1731

60 David St. W., Elora, ON NOB 1S0

(519) 846-0440




Join us during

Open House Week Tuesday, Oct. 13th to Friday Oct. 16th 7pm - 9pm each evening

Everyone Welcome!! Free instruction & equipment provided.

full membership for 1st time curlers Curling Starts Monday, Oct. 19th Single night adult membership from $175.00 Junior Membership $60.00

For more information please call Ron Campbell at 519-846-0826 Page 14

Join us at our 14th Annual Come out for great exercise and learn life skills!

Fergus Antique & Classic

For details on our Recreational Competitive Swim program for ages 6 - 18 Must be able to swim length of pool with a degree of confidence Fall Sesson begins in September Every Thursday for 9 weeks. Call Beth Hickey at 519-787-0576 for more information.

CAR SHOW Friday, September 11th 5pm - 9pm

DOWNTOWN FERGUS Highlighting 150 - 200 North American, British and European Cars

Registration will also be held at the Leisure Shows in September

Welcoming Auto Experts as Hosts M&M Meats BBQ Live Music

Fergus, Sept. 1st Elora, Sept. 3rd

The Fergus B.I.A 519-787-1384

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80TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR GENERAL INFORMATION The Fergus Grand Theatre is located at 244 St. Andrew Street West. It is owned by the Township of Centre Wellington and is operated under Parks and Recreation. For rental inquiry and event information, please visit our web-site or contact the Theatre Coordinator, Alan Argue at (519) 787-1981


The Fergus Grand Theatre box office operates an on-line ticket sales service for the majority of user groups staging events at the facility. Purchases may be made by Visa or Mastercard.

THREE WAYS TO ORDER YOUR TICKETS On-line: Visit our web site Tickets may be paid by Visa or Master Card. Telephone: Call 519-787-1981. Leave your name and a telephone number that you can be reach at during the day Monday through Friday. Tickets may be paid by Visa or Master Card. Walk-in: The box office is open to the public Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and one hour before any event. Tickets may be paid by Debit, Visa, Master Card, cheque or cash. Please note that the Fergus Grand Theatre no longer holds unpaid for tickets at the box office.

VOLUNTEERS The Fergus Grand Theatre Volunteers are a growing group of enthusiastic people who participate in a wide variety of activities at the theatre. They staff front of house, concession and box office during events being staged at the theatre and assist in providing extended box office hours one hour before all events. They provide work crews for clean-up, redecorating and seat maintenance. As well, they assist in efforts to enhance the quality of services to both user groups and patrons attending the Fergus Grand Theatre. They are central to the theatre's growing success story.

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Sensational Elora will return to the Fergus Grand Theatre in early October with their Film On A Plate series. Final planning was not completed before press time. Please check both the Sensational Elora and Fergus Grand Theatre web sites for more information.

Producer: Fergus and District Kinsmen Performances: Saturday, October 24 Happy Hour at 7:00 p.m. – Show at 8:00 p.m. The Fergus & District Kinsmen will once again host an evening of stand-up comedy at the Fergus Grand Theatre. Yuk Yuk’s returns for a one night only show and if past experiences are an indication of what to expect then be prepared for a laugh filled evening. The show will feature three of the country’s top touring stand-up comics. The theatre doors will open at 7:00 p.m. for a ‘happy hour’ and the show will start at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the Grand Theatre Box Office or from any Kinsmen. The show is no-reserved seating.


– Standup Co medy

NOTE: Season tickets for the Elora Community Theatre’s 2009-2010 season are now available at the special price of $39.99. Reserve your seat now with a season ticket and enjoy all three ECT productions (listed below with *) – That Summer; Having Hope At Home; and, I Take This Man

MER *THAT SUM h nc by David Fre

Director: Julie Wheeler-Bryant Performances: November 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21 at 8:00 p.m. November 15 at 2:00 p.m. It’s Memorial Day, 1990, and Margaret Ryan has returned from Vermont to the Ontario cottage country where, thirty-two years before, she was forced to vacation with her family at a lakeside resort. For her and for her sister Daisy, it was a time of awakening and a time of discovery. As the narrator Margaret watches Maggie, her younger self, relive the innocence and beauty of that summer, the play moves inexorably back to the heartbreak of a headlong surrender to experience, both won and lost in a single day. Cinematic in its feel and pacing, That Summer is a meditation on what endures of fleeting moments over time.

Director: Bronwyn Allen Hill Performances: February 5, 6, 11, 12 & 13 at 8:00 p.m. February 7 at 2:00 p.m. Carolyn is obviously with child and her maternal instinct leads her to think she can feather her nest by rebuilding her strained relationship with her snooty, disapproving parents. Jane and Bill haven’t seen their daughter for three years, ever since she escaped their smothering expectations and headed for a simpler life on her grandfather’s dairy farm with her francophone boyfriend, Michel. Minutes before they are to arrive for dinner, or what she calls “a high-level peace summit,” Carolyn is literally floored by her first contraction. A side-splitting look at a family learning to love again. With a baby about to arrive, modern medicine meets midwifery head on in a torrent of family feuding. As tensions rise between three dysfunctional generations, so does the laughter. It takes a baby to heal the rift in this funny, heart-warming story of forgiveness and hope.

*HAVING H OPE AT HOME by David S. C raig

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COMING EVENTS AT THE THEATRE Director: Michelle Kreitzer Performances: May 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15 at 8:00 p.m. May 9 at 2:00 p.m.

MAN *I TAKE THIS ey by Jack Shark

When lovely young Gideon Hollis a.k.a. Giddy spots an unconscious man in a tank top and shorts lying in Copley Square just after all other Boston Marathon racers have crossed the finish line, she reasons that since nice guys finish last, this must be Mr. Right! She has a helpful policeman tote him to her nearby apartment, shocking her roommate whose fiancé is due for a dinner date. When the comatose dreamboat revives and cannot remember who he is, Giddy tells him they are married and regrets her subterfuge when he tries to be a loving husband. Complications escalate at a furious pace in this outrageous concoction of wild, warm, and lightning paced hilarity that is perfect for the entire family.

Season tickets are only $39.99 and now available at the box office 519-787-1981 Tickets and further information available at the theatre 519-787-1981 as well as on line at

Producer: The Mainstreet Players Director: Erik Mortensen Performances: Saturday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m. The Soul’s Window is a drama which explores human mortality, family relationships, childhood and Canada during the Cold War years. This will be the third show penned by Mortensen which has been presented at the Fergus Grand Theatre. Tickets are now available at the box office and on-line at, click on “order on-line now through TixHub”.

THERE N E H T D N A E WERE NON tie hris by Agatha C

SOUL’S WIN DOW by Erik Mor tinsen

Producer: Vision Theatre Productions Director: Jennifer Jensen Performances: March 25, 26, 27 at 8:00 p.m. March 28 at 2:00 p.m. This Agatha Christie popular whodunit is the next in Vision Theatre’s popular annual mystery event. The play is based on Christie's best-selling novel with 100 million sales to date, making it the world's best-selling mystery and the seventh most popular book in all time. Several people, who previously committed murder but escaped due to technicalities, are tricked into coming onto an island. Even though the guests are the only people on the island, they are all mysteriously murdered in the manner of the nursery rhyme ‘one by one’.

LOCAL THEATRE GROUPS CW Children’s Drama Club Grinder Productions

Not So Grand Players

For further information about CWCDC For audition information you can you can contact David Oates: contact Eric Goudie at 519-787-2288. 519-780-7593.

For audition information you can contact Terry Wilson at 519-846-5115

Elora Community Theatre On The Spot Productions

Vision Theatre Productions For information about being involved with this production company contact Fred Moris at 519-787-2324.

For membership information you can contact Liz Pieper at 519-787-2263.

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For audition information you can contact Paul Faires at 519-787-0346.

Wellington-Waterloo Playhouse For information about being involved with this production company contact Alan Argue at 519-787-7441.

Elora Family Martial Arts Why Kids Love Learning Martial Arts Maybe it’s because there are no bench warmer’s in our classes — every child participates in every activity — no first string, second string, third string. Nobody’s left out. Maybe it’s because they meet new friends who share a common interest, and become part of the Martial Arts family. It could be that they are setting goals and working to achieve them, and when they do, they feel great about themselves. The personal attention our instructors give them, will keep kids interested and engaged and keeps them having fun. Parents who have their kids in our classes love seeing their kids learn self-discipline, self-confidence, respect for others, equality, and how to defend themselves in any situation. Call or stop by the school for more information on our school. 519-846-2612

Seperate Classes for: Little Dragons (Ages 4-7) 6:30 – 7:15 P.M. Youth (Ages 7-12) 7:15 – 8:15 P.M. Adult (Ages 13 and up) 8:15 – 9:15 P.M. Registration Tuesday September 1st - Fergus Leisure Show Wednesday September 2nd - Elora Family Martial Arts Centre Thursday September 3rd - Elora Leisure Show

Dojo Address 80 Wellington Rd. 7 In the Al’s Country Furniture Building, Next to Tim Hortons

Phone Number


HEAD INSTRUCTOR SHIHAN FRANK VERBAKEL 5º Black Belt Inducted June 2007 World Karate Hall of Fame Inducted August 2008 Global Martial Arts Hall of Fame World, Canadian, and Ontario Champion

BLACK BELT INSTRUCTORS Sensei Jenn — 3° Sensei Jessica — 3° Sensei Michael — 2° E.F.M.A.C. IS THE PROUD HOME TO: 8 Internationally certified Black Belt Instructors 4 W.F.M.A. World Champions Over 25 W.F.M.A. Canadian Champions Over 25 W.F.M.A. Ontario Champions E.F.M.A.C. IS A PROUD MEMBER OF: The Canadian National Martial Arts Team World Fraternity of Martial Artists International Bushi Te Federation

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Fergus - Elora Gymnastics Club Recreational Gymnastics Fun and Fitness for ages 4 - 14 with Cangym Registration at Fergus Leisure Show ONLY September 1st, 2009 6 - 9pm Classes start Sept 15 and Sept. 16, 2009 We are members of Gymnastics Ontario More info please call Ross (519) 843-3246 or Elly (519) 787-8527

IN HOME, GYM, POOL PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING (519) 846-5945 Email: Personal Fitness Consulting Post Rehab Programs Injury prevention programs Water Therapy Programs Core Conditioning Programs Sport Specific Programs Offering: Pilates Classes - AM & PM With HEATHER ENNIS, Certified Personal Trainer (over 15 years experience) Aqua Rehab & Arthritis Specialist, Pilates Mat & Movement Specialist.

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Living Fit Helps:

• Osteoporosis • Arthritis • Diabetes • And many other medical conditions • For better living * Gift Certificates Available *


**New Starting Date** Programs begin September 14, 2009

Jr & Sr Starskate | Canskate | Kidskate Learn to skate programs provide all skaters with the basic skating skills to participate in other sports such as: Hockey, ringette, synchronized skating, speed skating, and figure skating, or simply for fun and recreation. Fergus skating club prides itself in offering professionally coached, fun programs that provide your skater with these skills.

KIDSKATE – Learn to skate

CANSKATE – Learn to skate

Wednesday/Friday: 6:00pm – 6:45pm Saturday: 9:30am – 10:15am **New longer session**

Wednesday/Friday: 6:00pm – 6:45pm Saturday: 9:30am – 10:15am

Designed for skaters who have reached their 3RD birthday by October 1st. Skaters are introduced to skating in a fun, animated approach, while teaching the beginning of skating fundamentals.

Designed for skaters who have reached their 5th birthday by October 1st. Skaters work in small groups to learn basic skating fundamentals that give them the basis for all skating recreation.


STARskate Programs

Saturday: 10:15am – 11:05am

Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturdays & Techniques and Agility program on Mondays

This program gives skaters who have passed the 4th Canskate badge an opportunity to work in a group format on advanced edges and skating skills.

New Program: 15 minute CanPowerSkate during CanSkate for hockey/ringette players.

Designed for skaters who have passed badge 6 and wish to work on the freeskate, skills, and dance fundamentals of figure skating.

Skate / clothes swap on registration night Sept 1 /09 Contact Pam Starratt 843-5895

DON’T BE DISAPPOINTED, REGISTER EARLY AND EASILY BY: • Phoning Lee Ann at 787-1366 or Lynne at 787-9920 • Printing the appropriate Brochures off of our website • Brochures contain pricing, dates, program information, & registration pages • Visit us at our booth at the registration night on Tuesday September 1, 2009 6pm – 9pm • Mail in your registration form to Box 305, Fergus, ON, N1M 3E2

Deadline: September 1, 2009

Fergus Skating Club is proud to operate out of the Centre Wellington Sportsplex in Fergus ph# 843-2800 Registration Questions? Lee Ann Croughan 787-1366 | Lynne Gush 787-9920 Program Questions? Canskate/Kidskate programs Lee Ann Croughan 519-787-1366 STARskate Programs Sherri Vincent 519-787-2992

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Monday Monday

Step & Strength Body Blast

9:15 - 10:00am 5:10 - 5:50pm

Wendy Armstrong Wendy Armstrong

Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Thursday Thursday Friday Sunday

Knock Out Pilates* (Mixed Levels) Step & Strength Pilates* (Intermediate) Body Blast Circuit Training (Weight Room) NRG Circuit Pilates* (Beginner) All - in - One Pilates* (Beginner/Beyond Beginner) Resolution Strength & Stretch Circuit Training (Weight Room)

9:15 - 10:00am 10:00 - 11:00am 6:30 - 7:15pm 7:30 - 8:30pm 9:15 - 10:00am 7:00 - 8:00pm 9:15 - 10:00am 10:00 - 11:00am 6:30 - 7:15pm 7:30 - 8:30pm 9:15 - 10:00am 9:00 - 10:00am

Wendy Armstrong Wendy Armstrong Heather Merry Wendy Armstrong Wendy Armstrong Michelle Paczay Wendy Armstrong Heather Merry Wendy Armstrong Wendy Armstrong Michelle Paczay

DESCRIPTION OF CLASSES Knock Out: Intervals of shadow boxing, jumping rope, spinning and core conditioning. Be prepared to sweat! Body Blast: A group resistance training class utilizing bands, dumbbells, bodybars, steps, balls & bodyweight. Step & Strength: Intervals of stepping and muscle conditioning make for a great overall workout. All-In-One: This intermediate, results-oriented interval class is a great full body workout, combining cardio and muscle segments. Resolution Strength & Stretch: Work with the stabil-

ity all and weights and finish the week with a longer stretch. Circuit Training (Weight Room): A fast-paced, intense workout involving rapid transition from station to station on strength training equipment. Prior experience an asset. Intermediate to advance class. NRG Circuit (Aerobics Room): An energizing class where individuals move through cardio, strength and balance stations. NEW TO THIS CLASS - SPINNING BIKES. Pilates: Register by contacting Wendy Armstrong (519) 843-3018 or email 14 - Week sessons begins Sept. 14 $189 + gst. Monday/Wednesday also available.

Option 1: 10 tickets for $50, can be used for any class (excluding Pilates ). Option 2: Three-month fitness membership for $110.50 - unlimited fitness classes (excluding Pilates). Option 3: Six-month fitness membership for $196.75 - unlimited fitness classes (excluding Pilates). Option 4: One-year fitness membership for $270.00 - unlimited fitness classes (excluding Pilates). Option 5: We also have a drop in rate of $6.00 per class (excluding Pilates).

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WE OFFER: Large weight room facility


Open 6:00am to 10:30pm Mon-Sat; 6:00am to 9:00pm Sun

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New Dancers Wanted

Learn Modern Square Dancing

GREAT GENTLE EXERCISE FOR ALL AGES These classes are for beginners and non dancers. There will be experienced dancers to help and guide you.

Girls Hockey

For further information please call Valerie at 519-843-3260 Join us on Monday nights 7:30 - 10pm Sept 14, 2009 The first two evenings are free so come and try.

ELORA GRAND SQUARES St. Mary School 251 Irvine St. Elora

2009/2010 season fast approaching Register soon as spaces are limited Registration dates: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009 Fergus Leisure Show Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 Elora Leisure Show Anytime at: Skate with the Mustangs / Info Night Aug 31, 2009 6pm, Elora Arena

Everyone welcome! Goalie Clinics in September For more info contact: Barry McKerracher 519 843 6218 OR Visit our website Page 24

SPORTSGUARD CLINIC Tuesday, Aug. 25th. 2009 5:30 - 7:30pm $20.00 - Cash Only (day of impression) 200 St. Patrick St. E. Fergus

Please call: 519-787-0024 to set up an appointment


Relax, Register Online! GETTING STARTED: Step 1: To get started, one adult member of the family must request a private online account. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy, just follow these step-by-step instructions. 1. Go to 2. Click on the My Account tab. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have an account, click on Create New Account. 3. Enter your account information, including your email address (You will receive your account activation information by email) 4. Hit the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Submitâ&#x20AC;? button Your request may take up to 48 hours to process. Once your online account is active, you can add family members ad view your account details. If you already have an account, call 519-843-2800 and ask for your account Number and PIN. You are ready to go! Step 2: From the same website, you can then register for any activity. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy, simply; 1. Search the current activities. 2. Click on any activity name and hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Add to my cartâ&#x20AC;? 3. Login with your Login ID and Password 4. Select the family member(s) who will participate in the activity and answer any questions or add comments 5. Click on Check Out to submit payment information. 6. Hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Continueâ&#x20AC;? twice to confirm your order 7. Click â&#x20AC;&#x153;Okâ&#x20AC;? on the security notice, complete your credit card payment (MasterCard or Visa), and hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Continueâ&#x20AC;? (note: you can print your receipt) Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re registered!

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How to Register - Registration begins August 24th

Aquatics See pages 28-37 for Aquatic programs • In Person • 550 Belsyde Ave, Fergus Office Hours Mon to Thurs. 8:30am - 9:00pm Fri. 8:30am - 8:00pm Sat. 11:30am - 4:00pm Sun. 11:30am - 4:00pm

• On Line • ProgramABLE All you need is your family PIN Number, and Visa or Master Card number.

• By Mail • • By Fax • Township of Centre (519) 843-2565 Wellington Parks & Recreation Dept. P.O Box 58 Elora, Ont. N0B 1S0

Visa or Master Card Payments only

Adult/Senior Programs See pages 48-59 for complete listing of programs for Adults/Seniors

• In Person • 150 Albert St. W. Fergus

Office Hours Mon to Fri. 9:00am - 4:00pm

• On Line • ProgramABLE All you need is your family PIN Number, and Visa or Master Card number. For first time users, please contact Victoria Park Sr. Centre to obtain your pin number.

• By Mail • • By Fax • Victoria Park Seniors Centre

(519) 787-2091

150 Albert St. W. Fergus, Ont N1M 1X2

Visa or Master Card Payments only

Not registered before? Contact the Community Sportsplex now to get your family set up on our registration program, 843-2800. This will speed dup the process on the first day. It will also enable you to register using programABLE on the internet. NOTE: No phone registrations on the first day of registrations.

Registration Policies Completing your registration Form: Please complete the form in its entirety. If your program identifies other days or times that may be alternatives for you, enter them as your second choices. This will avoid delays in processing if your first choice is full. All registrations will be processed on a first come first serve basis. Registration that are dropped off in person, emailed or faxed before registration starts will be processed at the end of the first day of registration.

Refunds: 1. A full refund will be issued for all courses cancelled by the Township.

Payment fees: We accept cheques, money orders, cash, debit, Visa or Master Card. We have calculated the GST (5%) and included it in our fees where applicable. There is a $45.00 fee for NSF cheques. Please note: Registrations and bookings will not be accepted on those accounts that have an outstanding balance. No post dated cheques are accepted.

4. Pro-rated refunds will be issued for medical reasons only with a doctors certificate. (A minimum $15.00 or 15% administration fee will apply.)

Program Cancellations: Register early to avoid disappointment. Delayed registration may result in program cancellation. If your class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you may transfer to another program, subject to availability, or receive a full refund.

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2. Request for refunds must be received 5 business days prior to program start date. A minimum $15.00 or 15% administrative fee is deducted from the refund. 3. No refunds will be issued if requests are made less then 5 business days prior to the course start date.

5. Transfers will be accepted prior to the third class. No transfers will take place beyond the 3rd class of a session. 6. No refunds will be issued for senior’s bus trips. 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.


Program Registration Form Adult First Name:

Adult Last Name:



P.O Box:

Postal Code:

Email Address:

Emergency Contact:

Phone Number: Relationship:


Medical Conditions/Special Needs: PARTICIPANT 1 First Name:

Last Name:

Choice 1st


Birth date (mm/dd/yr) Start Date



F Cost



Last Name:

Choice 1st


Birth date (mm/dd/yr) Start Date



F Cost



Last Name:

Choice 1st


Birth date (mm/dd/yr) Start Date



F Cost


Method of Payment: Cash Cheque (Payable to Township of C.W.) Credit Card Number:



Master Card

Grand Total:

Expiry Date: Month


Cardholders Name: (please print) First Name



Signature: *A minimum of $15.00 or 15% administration fee will apply to cancellations. No cancellations are accepted within 5 business days of course start date.

Disclaimer: I, , hereby release the Centre Wellington Parks & Recreation Department from all damages arising from any accidents or injury which is caused by or arises from participation of the applicant hereon or during any program or in any facility where a program is being held.

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aquatics General Pool Information: Did you know....? Private Rentals

Private Lessons

Cancelled Classes

• A private pool rental is a great way to celebrate a birthday, or host a special event. Rental times are available Saturday and Sundays between 4:00pm-5:00pm. Call the Supervisor of Aquatic Services (519-843-2800) for more information.

• Private lessons run in the same 9 lesson format as all other lessons. If this doesn’t fit your schedule, we do offer “one time” private lessons. For more information call the Supervisor of Aquatic Services, (519) 843-2800.

• Classes with low enrollment will be cancelled approximately 1 week before programs start. Register early to avoid disappointment.


• Looking for gift ideas? Why not purchase swim tickets or passes for Aquatic programs? Inquire by phone (519) 843-2800.

• Due to their size, and the possibility of restricting change room exits, unattended strollers are to be left in the area by the pool office. We apologize for the inconvenience, however we need to ensure all exits are maintained free of obstructions in case of an evacuation is required.

Deck Supervisor • During swimming lessons there is a deck supervisor that oversees all the lessons. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress they are available to answer your questions.

Spectators • Spectators are welcome to watch from the spectator gallery. Viewing lessons from the pool deck is not permitted.

Volunteer • Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer? There are volunteer opportunities available in the Aquatic Centre. We prefer volunteers with some aquatic background (Bronze Cross or Assistant water safety instructors). If interested please call the Sportsplex, (519) 843-2800 and speak with the Supervisor of Aquatic Services.

Gift Ideas

Swim Lesson Progressions: • Did you know your child may repeat a level 3 or 4 times before completing all of the requirements successfully? When registering your children please ensure you register them in the correct level. Swimming skills build from one level to the next. If your child hasn’t completed a level, they will not have the skills they need for the next level.

Not sure what level to register in? Please call the Sportsplex (519) 843-2800 to arrange a time for a FREE SKILLS ASSESSMENT by one of our Aquatic Staff.

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

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

Diapers •As a courtesy to all we request and require that all children who are not toilet trained wear specially designed swimming diapers. The Aquatic Centre has both disposable and reusable swim diapers available at our administration desk.

Other Tips: If possible, please refrain from feeding your child a large meal prior to their swimming lesson.

• NEW “Family Lessons” Do you have difficulty coordinating all of your children’s swimming lessons? We are offering a new format of swimming lessons on Monday and Friday evenings. We will offer all swimming levels at the same time. PLEASE NOTE: In order to coordinate this instructors will teach multi level classes. Your children could be in a split class. Lessons will be 45 minutes in length to provide more practice time for swimmers.

Free Public Swimming • The 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.

New for the Fall: We’ve made some changes to our programs for the Fall session. These are some highlights. Please look through the aquatic section for more details. Fall Swimming lesson format: ● Due to the success of “Family Lessons” on Monday nights in the Spring,


we have expanded this lesson format to Friday nights. Enroll all your children at the same time for swimming lessons. ● A variety of ”daytime“ swimming lessons have been added for Preschool aged children and adults. ● A session of twice a week lessons will run from November 25th – December 18th.

Aquafit Programs: ● General Aquafit Classes: There are some changes for the fall session. ● General Aquafit in the mornings will resume at 9:00am ● General Aquafit Monday 8:00pm will resume for the Fall session ● Deep Aquafit Wednesday 8:00pm will be offered as a pre registered class. ● High Intensity Aquafit Tuesday / Thursday 8:00 pm will be renamed to General Aquafit

● Swim Changes:

● Adult leisure swimming on Monday mornings will resume from 9:45-11:45am. ● Lane Swims in the mornings, Monday-Friday 9:45-11:45 will continue through the school year. ● Public Swims on Friday nights will run from 6:30-7:55pm.

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aquatics Pool Swim Schedule - Fall 2009 These swim times will be in effect from Tuesday September 1st - Friday December 18th. Our admission policy is in effect for all swims. Please make note of these additional schedule changes: Monday September 7th - Aquatic Centre will be closed for Labour Day Monday October 12th - Aquatic Centre will have "Holiday Hours" School Board PA Day: Friday September 4th, Monday September 28th, and Friday November 20th the afternoon Adult Leisure Swim / Parent and Tot Swim (2:00-3:30) will be replaced by 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 5th, October 3rd, November 1st, December 5th) Swim Type Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 7:00-8:30am



9:45-10:00am 9:45-10:00am 9:45-10:00am 9:45-10:00am 9:45-10:00am 10:45-11:00am 10:45-11:00am 10:45-11:00am 10:45-11:00am 10:45-11:00am Whirl Pool

11:45- 1:00pm 11:45- 1:00pm 11:45- 1:00pm 11:45- 1:00pm 11:45- 1:00pm 11:45-1:00pm 11:45-1:00pm 2:00- 3:30pm

2:00- 3:30pm

8:45-10:00pm 8:45-10:00pm 8:45-10:00pm 8:45-10:00pm

2:00- 3:30pm

1:05-3:55pm 1:05-3:55pm


7:00-8:30am 7:00-8:30am 7:00-8:30am 9:00-11:45am 9:00-11:45am 9:00-11:45am 9:00-11:45am 9:00-11:45am 11:45-1:00pm 11:45-1:00pm 11:45-1:00pm 11:45-1:00pm 11:45-1:00pm 11:45-1:00pm 11:45-1:00pm Lane Swim 2:00-3:30pm 4:00-6:00pm 2:00-3:30pm 4:00-6:00pm 2:00-3:30pm 1:00-3:55pm 1:00-3:55pm 8:00-10:00pm 8:00-8:45pm 8:00-10:00pm 8:00-8:45pm 6:30-7:55pm 8:45-10:00pm 8:45-10:00pm For Lane Swims in BOLD, the pool is shared with other programs. At least 1 lane will be available for swimming lengths 6:30-7:55pm 2:00-3:55pm 2:00-3:55pm Public Swim 2:00-3:30pm 10:00-12:00pm 11:00-1:00pm 11:00-1:00pm 2:00-3:30pm 6:00-7:55pm

Adult Leisure 10:00-11:45am Swim 2:00-3:30pm 8:45-10:00pm


Family Swim Special Needs Swim

2:00-3:30pm 11:45-1:00pm 11:45-1:00pm 2:00-3:30pm

1:05-3:55pm 1:05-3:55pm 2:00-3:30pm

10:00-12:00pm 11:00-1:00pm 11:00-1:00pm 2:00-3:30pm 6:00-7:55pm

2:00-3:30pm 11:45-1:00pm 11:45-1:00pm

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! Public Swim - Come enjoy time in the pool. All the pools and the slide are open. A lane will be designated for those wanting to swim lengths. Admission policy is in effect for all swims. Parent and Tot Swim - Leisure pool (no slide) will be open for these swims. Parents can come and swim with their children in our warm leisure pool. Children are to be accompanied by an adult. These swims are combined with our Special Needs Swims. Adult Leisure Swim - Adults can come to enjoy "unstructured" swimming in the Main pool. A lane will be designated for those wanting to swim lengths. The whirlpool is only open during the afternoon and evening swims. Family Swim - Come enjoy time in the pool as a family. All the pools are open, the waterslide will open at 2:00. Children are to be accompanied by an adult. A lane will be designated for those wanting to swim lengths. The last 2 hours of these swims will be combined with public swimming. Special Needs Swim - Leisure pool (no slide) will be open for these swims. Our leisure pool is maintained at 92 degrees. Caregivers volunteering their time to help a person with special needs is admitted free (1 caregiver per person). Adults, seniors, and children are welcome. These swims are combined with parent and tot swims.

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Parent & Tot

aquatics Pool Aquafit Schedule - Fall 2009 These Aquafit times will be in effect from Tuesdsay September 1st - Friday December 18th. All Classes are led by Certified instructors. Pre registered Aquafit classes are listed below. Classes cancelled: Monday September 7th (Labour Day), Monday October 12th (Thanksgiving) Aquafit Type



Wednesday Thursday

General 9:00-9:45am 9:00-9:45am 9:00-9:45am 9:00-9:45am Aquafit 8:00-8:45pm 8:00-8:45pm 8:00-8:45pm Deep Water 5:15-6:00pm 10:00-10:45am 10:00-10:45am Aquafit 5:15-6:00pm Easy Moving 11:00-11:45am Aquafit Rehabilitation 1:00-1:45pm 10:00-10:45am Aquafit Arthritis Aquafit

9:00-9:45am 1:00-1:45pm 10:00-10:45am 7:00-7:45pm




9:00-9:45am 10:00-10:45am

9:00-9:45am 10:00-10:45am

1:00-1:45pm 10:00-10:45am 1:00-1:45pm

Aquafit Descriptions (classes geared to adults 18yrs+) General Aquafit - Use the resistance of water to assist in a quality low impact workout. The option of deep water aquafit will be made available to those interested in it. Deep Water Aquafit - Enjoy the benefits of an aquafit workout with no impact on joints. Floatation belts are provided, comfort in deep water is required. Easy Moving Aquafit - This class is a shallow water aquafit class. Use the resistance of the water to assist in a low impact workout. This class is a lower intensity workout than our general aquafit class. Rehabilitation Aquafit: These classes, taught in our warm leisure pool can assist with recovery, increase flexibility and range of motion much faster and with less stress on the body than a typical post rehabilitation exercise class. Arthritis Aquafit - A class specifically designed for those dealing with Arthritis. These classes are taught in our warm leisure pool. Exercising in warm water can maintain and improve your mobility through range of motion exercises.

Pre- Registered Aquafit - Fall 2009 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.




Start/End Date Sept 14-Dec 21 Cancellations Oct 12 Classes 14 classes General Aquafit Arthritis Aquafit Cost - Adult Cost - Senior

Wednesday Thursday Sept 16-Dec 16 none 14 classes 8:00-8:45pm




Sept 18-Dec18 none 14 classes



$74.20 $66.85

$74.20 $66.85

$74.20 $66.85

Diaperfit Schedule - Fall 2009 Diaperfit - A pre registered aquafit class designed for parents and their babies (children must have established neck support). The first 30 minutes is an Aquafit class for the parent. (Babies float in a boat beside their parent). The last 15 minutes is spent in the leisure pool and is a structured parent and tot class. Participants need to register for this program.

Monday Start/End Date Classes Cost - per 7 week session Diaperfit

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Wednesday Thursday

Sept 15-Oct 27 Nov 3 - Dec 15

Sept 16-Oct 28 Nov 4-Dec 16

Sept 17 - Oct 29 Nov 5 - Dec 17

7 classes

7 classes

7 classes

$53.00 11:00-11:45am

$53.00 11:00-11:45am

$53.00 1:15-2:00pm




aquatics Swimming lesson Schedule Twice a week lessons 8 classes; Wednesdays AND Fridays Wednesday Nov 25 - Friday Dec 18 Turtle 6:00 - 6:30 Sea Turtle 4:00 - 4:30 Salamander 4:00 - 4:30 Sunfish 4:30 - 5:00 Crocodile 4:30 - 5:00 Whale 4:30 - 5:00 Swim Kids 1 5:00 - 5:30 Swim Kids 2 5:00 - 5:30 Swim Kids 3 5:30 - 6:00 Swim Kids 4 5:30 - 6:00 Swim Kids 5 5:00 - 5:45 Swim Kids 6 5:45 - 6:30 4:00 - 5:00 Swim Kids 7 (combined with 8) 4:00 - 5:00 Swim Kids 8 (combined with 7) Swim Kids 9 (combined with 10) 5:30 - 6:30 Swim Kids 10(combined with 9) 5:30 - 6:30 Private Lessons 4:00 - 4:30; 5:00 - 5:30; 6:00 - 6:30

Swim Admission Prices One Time

10 Swim Tickets Free $15.75 $26.25 $34.30 $29.00

Free $2.00 $3.00 $4.00 $3.50 $8.50

Infant (up to 12 months) Child (under 1-5 yrs) Youth (6-17yrs) Adult (18-55 yrs) Senior (55 yrs +) Family (max 4 people, additional member $1.60)


Aquafit Admission Prices 10 Swim PreOne Time Adult (18-55 yrs) Senior (55 yrs +)

$6.00 $5.25

Tickets $53.00

Registered $5.30/class



Lane Swim/ Parent & Tot/ Special Needs Family Swim Public Swim

Adult (18-55yrs)

11:45 - 1:00pm 1:05-3:55pm 2:00-3:55pm

Swim Membership

Aquafit Membership

6 months

One Year

6 months

One Year









Senior (55yrs+)

/Student (16,17yrs)

Fees include GST. Students must be 16 years of age or older to obtain a membership. Please note lockers are available to rent on a monthly basis. A $20 refundable deposit is required. Lockers are $5/month. Patrons with Swim or Aquafit Memberships receive a 3 month locker rental FREE. (Deposit still applies)

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Holiday/Special Event Schedule


Swimming - Preschool 5. SALAMANDER (3 to 5 years) Cost: $59.25

1. STARFISH (4 to 18 months)

Class Ratio 10 participants:1 instructor

An introductory class for babies and their parent or caregiver. To enter this level, babies must be able to hold their head up. The goal of this orientation to water class is to experience buoyancy, movement, entries and songs and play in the water.

2. DUCK (18 to 30 months) Cost: $59.25

Ratio 10:1

For toddlers or older babies with a parent or caregiver. Toddlers build confidence while enjoying the water through games, songs and active water play.

3. TURTLE (30 to 72 months) Cost: $59.25

Ratio 4:1

Pre-requisite: 30 mths or older


A transitional level for preschoolers and their parents. Parents can gradually transfer the preschoolers to the care of the Instructor. Skills include swimming, glides and floating and builds awareness of deep water and safe entries.

4. SEA TURTLE (3 to 5 years) (unparented) Cost: $59.25

Ratio 5:1

Pre-requisite: 36 mths or older

For 3-5 year olds who have not previously taken swimming lessons, Sea Turtle is where they will enter the program. This level develops skills in swimming, glides, and floating and builds awareness of deep water and safe entries.

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Pre-requisite: Sea Turtle

Preschoolers actively learn new swimming skills including assisted floats and glides through games and songs. The fun includes learning to jump into chest deep water.

preschool Cost: $59.25

Ratio 5:1

6. SUNFISH (3 to 5 years) Cost: $59.25

Ratio 5:1

Pre-requisite: Salamander

Assisted by an Instructor, preschoolers work on stroke and skills progressions. Learning also focuses on good judgements in, on and around the water, and entries and floats in deep water.

7. CROCODILE (3 to 5 years) Cost: $59.25

Ratio 5:1

Pre-requisite: Sunfish

Preschoolers start independent glides and kicking in deep water. Endurance is built through increasing distance for front and back swims. Swimmers learn about the dolphin kick and try synchro skills in the water.

8. WHALE (3 to 5 years) Cost: $59.25

Ratio 5:1

Pre-requisite: Crocodile

In Whale, children will learn to swim independently and participate in team games. Preschoolers will increase their distance and improve skills in front and back swims. Swimmers also learn about throwing assists to help another person in the water.


Swimming - ages 6-13 years

Red Cross Swim Kids Level 10 Class Ratio - 10 participants:1 instructor

Red Cross Swim Kids Level 9 Ratio 10:1

Red Cross Swim Kids Level 8 Ratio 10:1

Red Cross Swim Kids Level 7 Ratio 10:1

Red Cross Swim Kids Level 6 Ratio 8:1

Ratio 8:1

Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke and breaststroke continue to be refined. In this level children are encouraged to try combining different strokes and kicks for fitness. They also work on head-first shallow dives and standing dives and learn about wise choices, peer influences, and self-rescue from ice. Endurance is built through a 400-metre swim. Cost: $72.50 Level 8 provides an introduction to the breaststroke, foot first surface dives, and rescue entries. Children learn about the dangers of open water, hypotherimia, and the performance of rescue breathing on children and adults. Endurance is built on the dolphin kick and 300-metre swim. Cost: $72.50

Level 7 continues to build skills and endurance for front crawl, back crawl and elementary back stroke and introduces whip kick on the front. Children learn about airway and breathing obstructions, and participate in timed treading water for increasing endurance. Endurance is built through timed treading water and a 150metre swim. Cost: $72.50 Front and back crawl continue to be refined as the elementary backstroke is newly introduced. Children are also introduced to safety on ice, elementary rescue of others with throwing assists, treading water and the front dive. Endurance is built through a 75- metre swim. Cost: $66.00

Back crawl is introduced, along with sculling skills and whip kick on the back. Children try stride dives receive an introduction to safe boating skills. Endurance is developed through dolphin kick and a 50-metre swim. Cost: $66.00

Red Cross Swim Kids The front crawl, back glide and shoulder roll for back crawl are further developed. Level 4 Children work on kneeling dives, surface support and developing a greater sense of Ratio 6:1

Red Cross Swim Kids Level 3 Ratio 6:1

self-safety by understanding their own limits. Endurance is built through a 25metre swim. Cost: $59.25

The level provides an introduction to front crawl as well the foundation for making wise choices on where and when to swim. Diving is introduced and children will work on floats and changing direction. Endurance is achieved by building strengh in flutter kick and a 15-metre swim. Cost: $59.25

Red Cross Swim Kids This level helps the child build skills in front and back swims. Children are introduced to Level 2 deep water activities and proper use of a Personal Flotation Device (PFD). Endurance is Ratio 6:1 built on flutter kicking with assisted glides. Cost: $59.25

Red Cross Swim Kids This is an entry level for children ready to move in shallow water. This level provides an oriLevel 1 entation to the water and the pool area and introduces floats and glides with kicks. Ratio 6:1

Children build their endurance by improving distance. Cost: $59.25

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Red Cross Swim Kids Level 5

Further refinement of strokes, with an introduction to butterfly and scissor kick as a warm-up/cool down stroke for fitness. Children learn about sun safety, rescue of others from the ice, and head-first and feet-first shallow dives. Endurance is built using dolphin kick and butterfly drills and a 500metre swim. Cost: $72.50


Swimming Lesson Schedule Day of the Week Monday





Sept 23-Nov 18

Sept 24-Nov 19

Sept 25-Nov 20

Sept 26-Nov 21

Sept 20-Nov 22

none 9:30 - 10:00 4:30 - 5:00 5:00 - 5:30 5:30 - 6:00 6:30 - 7:00 11:00 - 11:45 1:00 - 1:30 1:30 - 2:00 4:00 - 4:30 5:00 - 5:30 6:30 - 7:00

none 4:00 - 4:30 4:30 - 5:00 5:00 - 5:30 6:00 - 6:30 6:30 - 7:00 11:00 - 11:45 6:00 - 6:30 6:30 - 7:00 4:30 - 5:00 5:30 - 6:00




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

9:30 - 10:00

Oct. 11 5:30 - 6:00 6:00 - 6:30 6:30 - 7:00 7:30 - 8:00

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

9:30 - 10:00 4:00 - 4:30 6:00 - 6:30

Start/End Date Sept 21-Nov 23 Sept 22-Nov 17


Oct. 12

Private Lessons

1:00 - 1:30 1:30-2:00 6:00 - 6:30

Diaperfit Starfish Duck Turtle

5:30 - 6:00 6:30 - 7:00 5:00 - 5:30

Sea Turtle

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

Wednesday Thursday

1:15 - 2:00 2:00 - 2:30 2:30 - 3:00

4:00 - 4:30

1:00 - 1:30

5:00 - 5:30

1:00 - 1:30

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

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

6:00 - 6:30 5:30 - 6:00 7:00 - 7:30

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

5:30 - 6:00 7:00 - 7:30

Sea Turtle (3:1 Child: Instructor Ratio)


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

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

9:00 - 9:30 4:00 - 4:30 6:30 - 7:00

6:00 - 6:30

5:30 - 6:00

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

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

1:30 - 2:00

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

10:00 - 10:30 11:00 - 11:30

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


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


5:00-5:30 6:30-7:00

2:00 - 2:30

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

10:30 - 11:00

6:00 - 6:30

Salamander (3:1 Child: Instructor Ratio)


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

Sunfish (3:1 Child: Instructor Ratio)



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

4:00 - 4:30 6:30 - 7:00

1:30 - 2:00 7:00 - 7:30

Crocodile (3:1 Child: Instructor Ratio)


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

6:30 - 7:00

2:00 - 2:30

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

9:00 - 9:30

6:30 - 7:00

Whale (3:1 Child: Instructor Ratio)

6:00 - 6:30

Please note, we have a new "FAMILY LESSON" format on Monday and Friday Evenings. ALL levels will be offered at same time. These classes will be 45 minutes in length. Our goal is for families to be able to bring all their children at one convenient time. In order to accommodate this, swimming levels will be combined. For ONLINE registration, these special classes will have a "family" designation beside them. Please note, most classes are 45 minutes in length, and cost $66.00.

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Swimming Lesson Schedule Day of the Week Monday


Wednesday Thursday




Start/End Date Sept 21 -Nov 23 Sept 22 - Nov 17 Sept 23 - Nov 18 Sept 24 - Nov 19 Sept 25 - Nov 20 Sept 26 - Nov 21 Sept 20 - Nov 22


Oct. 12



Swim Kids 1

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

5:00 - 5:30

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




Oct. 11

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

10:00 - 10:30

6:00 - 6:30

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

11:00 - 11:30

5:30 - 6:00

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

9:30 - 10:00

7:00 - 7:30

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

10:00 - 10:30

5:00 - 5:30

5:30 - 6:00

Swim Kids 1 3:1 Child: Instructor Ratio

Swim Kids 2

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

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

4:00 - 4:30 7:30 - 8:00 5:00 - 5:30

Swim Kids 2 3:1 Child: Instructor Ratio

Swim Kids 3

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

5:30 - 6:00 6:30 - 7:00

Swim Kids 3

4:00 - 4:30 5:30 - 6:00 7:30 - 8:00 4:30 - 5:00

3:1 Child: Instructor Ratio

Swim Kids 4

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

5:00 - 5:30

4:00 - 4:30 6:30 - 7:00

Swim Kids 4

10:30 - 11:00

3:1 Child: Instructor Ratio

Swim Kids 5 Swim Kids 6 Swim Kids 7

4:00 - 4:45 4:45 - 5:30 7:00 - 7:45 4:00 - 4:45 4:45 - 5:30 7:00 - 7:45 4:00 - 5:00 7:00 - 8:00

5:15 - 6:00

6:45 - 7:30

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

9:00 - 9:45

6:30 - 7:15

4:30 - 5:15

6:00 - 6:45

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

9:45 - 10:30

7:15 - 8:00

5:30 - 6:30

10:30 - 11:30

5:00 - 6:00

5:30 - 6:30

10:30 - 11:30

5:00 - 6:00

4:00 - 5:00

Lifesaving Swim

7:00 - 8:00pm

Swim Kids 8 Swim Kids 9 Swim Kids 10

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

4:00 - 5:00

Lifesaving Swim Patrol (Ranger)

6:00 - 7:00

5:30 - 6:30

7:00 - 8:00

6:00 - 7:00

5:30 - 6:30

7:00 - 8:00

7:00 - 8:00pm

Lifesaving Swim Patrol (Star) Adapted Aquatics Preschool School age

7:00 - 8:00pm 6:00 - 6:30 6:30 - 7:00 4:30 - 6:00

Bronze Star Bronze Medallion Sept 24 - Dec 10

Bronze Cross Teen Lessons

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

Sept 24 - Dec 10 7:00 - 7:45

Adult Lessons

7:00 - 7:45

Training Swim

8:45 - 10:00pm

2:30 - 3:15 5:45 - 7:00am

Please note, we have a new "FAMILY LESSON" format on Monday and Friday Evenings. ALL levels will be offered at same time. These classes will be 45 minutes in length. Our goal is for families to be able to bring all their children at one convenient time. In order to accommodate this, swimming levels will be combined. For ONLINE registration, these special classes will have a "family" designation beside them. Please note, most classes are 45 minutes in length, and cost $66.00.

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Patrol (Rookie)

aquatics Additional Swimming Lessons ADAPTED AQUATICS- $59.25 Adapted aquatics is for children and youth with a physical or developmental disability who need specialized instruction to feel comfortable in the water and to progress in their swimming skills. Participants will be taught by an experienced aquatics instructor and assisted by a volunteer. If you have not registered for Adapted Aquatics in the past you will be asked to complete a participant information sheet for your child. Classes are available for preschool and school aged children. Classes will run Tuesday nights, 6:00-7:00 September 22nd – November 17th. AQUA TEENS 1 - $66.00 The goal of this class is to develop comfort in the water through the attainment of basic flotation, movement and breathing skills. AQUA TEENS 2 - $66.00 The goal of this class is to develop one or more swimming strokes and enhance water safety knowledge and rescue techniques.

AQUA TEENS 3 - $66.00 The goal of this class is to maintain or increase fitness through stroke improvement while swimming lengths. Candidates must be able to swim 2 strokes 100m each to start in this level. AQUA ADULTS 1 - $78.50 The goal of this class is to develop comfort in the water through the attainment of basic flotation, movement and breathing skills. AQUA ADULTS 2 - $78.50 The goal of this class is to develop one or more swimming strokes and enhance water safety knowledge and rescue techniques. AQUA ADULTS 3 - $76.25 The goal of this class is to 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.

TRAINING SWIM – $48.00 This program is geared towards dedicated adult swimmers whose skills range from beginner fitness to serious triathlete. Three lanes of training are provided: beginner, intermediate and intense. This session will run: Wednesdays 8:45-10:00pm (14 classes) from September 16th - December 16th Fridays 5:45-7:00am (14 classes) from September 18th – December 18th PRIVATE LESSONS Private $152.50 for 9 lessons Semi Private $103.00 / child for 9 lessons One to one instruction to work on swimming challenges. Lessons are 30 minutes in length. For Semi Private lessons children must be within one level of each other. It is the responsibility of the swimmer to find a second participant. One time private lessons are available, for more information call the Supervisor of Aquatic Services, 843-2800.

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON Aquatics Employment – Winter 2010 Assistant Instructor: Minimum requirement – Red Cross Assistant Water Safety Instructor (AWSI), Bronze Cross Instructor / Guard: Minimum requirement – NLS, RC/LSS instructors, Standard First Aid, CPR “C” all current within 2 years Aquafit Instructors: Minimum requirement - Recognized Aqua Fit certification through CALA, WaterArt or other provincial certifications as designated by the Aquatic Supervisor.


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. Candidates are invited to submit a complete resume detailing education, experience and references to the undersigned no later than Friday November 27th, 2009 Attn: Bruce Parkin How to Apply: Mailing: C.W. Parks & Recreation, P.O. Box 58, Elora, ON, N0B 1S0 In person: C.W. Community Sportsplex, 550 Belysde Ave. Fergus Fax: (519) 843-2565 Email: All applications are appreciated, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001 and will be used only for candidate selection.

What do I need to become an Instructor or Lifeguard? To Become a Lifeguard

To Become an Instructor

• Bronze Medallion / Emergency First Aid – CPR B (pre-requisite: 13 years of age OR Bronze Star)

• Bronze Medallion / Emergency First Aid – CPR B (pre-requisite: 13 years of age OR Bronze Star)

• Bronze Cross (pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid)

• Assistant Water Safety Instructor Course (AWSI) (pre-requisite: 15 years of age)

• Standard First Aid – CPR C (Must be from LSS, RC, ST. John, OR CDN Ski Patrol)

• Volunteer Hours – 20 hours minimum Hours normally completed during AWSI course

• National Lifeguard Service (NLS) (16 years of Age, Standard First Aid, Bronze Cross)

• Red Cross / LSS Water Safety Instructors Course (16 years of age, AWSI Certification)

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aquatics Introductory Lifesaving Courses The Canadian Swim Patrol program provides enriched training for kids who are ready to go beyond learn-to-swim. The Swim Patrol program is an official training program of the Lifesaving Society – Canada’s Lifeguarding experts. Swim Patrol classes are running on Sunday evenings. They can be taken while completing the Red Cross Swim Kids levels.

ROOKIE PATROL - $72.50 Pre-requisite: Recommend completion of Swim Kids 7 Rookie Patrol features timed 100m swims, 350m workouts and swims with clothes. A work-hard play-hard approach develops swimming strength and efficiency with emphasis on personal responsibility for Water Smart behavior. RANGER PATROL- $72.50 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 - $72.50 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.

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 $ 83.75 Pre-requisite: Recommended age 12 Too young for Bronze Medallion? Get a head start by taking Bronze Star! Have lots of fun, while learning practical first aid skills, life guarding techniques and swim training. Basic First Aid is included in the course. Course runs September 23rd – November 18th. See page 35 for more information. BRONZE MEDALLION / EMERGENCY FIRST AID $143.25 (Fee Includes Manual) Pre-requisite: 13 years of age (prior to exam) or Bronze Star. This course develops physical fitness, decision making and judgment skills for water rescue. First aid, rescue breathing, tows, carries and releases are some of the skills covered. Emergency First Aid certification is included in the course. must be present for Exam on Thursday December 10th. Fee Includes Manual. Course runs September 24th-December 10th. BRONZE CROSS $122.75 Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid This course teaches the difference between lifeguarding and lifesaving, the principles of emergency procedures, teamwork and the use of special equipment. Candidates must be present for Exam on Thursday December 10th. Course runs – September 24th-December 10th.

ASSISTANT WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE (AWSI) $ 184.25 Pre-requisite: Bronze Cross, 15 years of age by the end of the course. 100% attendance is required.

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD (NLS) $235.50 (includes manual and exam fee) Pre-requisite: Bronze Cross, Standard first aid, 16 years of age by the end of the course, 100% attendance is required.

This certification course is a prerequisite to the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course and course covers the foundation of instructional skills. Candidates are evaluated during 8 hours of assistant teaching and through individual study assignments. 8 Hours of assistant teaching is to be completed during the course, and is in addition to normal class time. This 30 hour course runs on Wednesday September 16th (6:00-10:00pm) Friday November 20th (5:30-10:00pm) Friday November 27th (5:30-10:00pm) Saturday November 21st (9:00-7:00pm) Saturday November 28th (9:00-7:00pm)

Please note: The only accepted Standard First Aid certifications are those issued by the: Lifesaving Society, Red Cross, St. Johns, 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 24th-28th 11:00-8:00pm. August 28th class may run as late as 10:00pm

STANDARD FIRST AID $ 134.00 (includes manual and exam fee) Pre-requisite: none, recommended 12 yrs +, 100% attendance is required. This course provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. Standard First Aid incorporates all of Emergency First Aid and is designed for those who require a more in-depth understanding of first aid. This is a requirement for candidates enrolling NLS. First Aid Certifications can only be re-certified one time. After that time the full course must be taken. This course will run on August 18th, 19th, 20th. Class runs from 4:00-10:00pm on Aug. 18th and 19th and from 4:00-8:00 on Aug 20th.

RC WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR / L.S.S INSTRUCTOR $307.25 (includes manuals and exam fees) Pre-requisite: 16 years old at end of the course, AWSI with 12 Additional hours of Volunteering, 100% attendance is required. The Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course prepares candidates to instruct the Red Cross Swim program. The Lifesaving Instructor Course prepares instructors to teach Canadian Swim Patrol, Bronze medal awards, and Emergency First Aid. Dates: September 11,12,13 AND 18, 19,20. Friday classes are 5:00-10:30pm; Saturday and Sunday Classes are from 9:00am-8:00pm.

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Advanced Leadership

Learn to Skate - 3 years old+ - Fee $85.00 U8

Ringette Camp August 17 - 21 The Elora-Fergus Ringette Association will be offering a Full Day ringette camp from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on August 17-21, 2009. The camp is for those aged 6 to 13. Previous experience playing ringette is not necessary. The camp provides players on ice instruction and off-ice instructional fitness and games. Please contact Jennifer Amos-Harrison for registration at (519) 846-6691 or Registration forms are available at Cost: $230.00 New Player $180.00

U9 U10 U12 U14 U16 U19 Ladies

Bunnies Division 2002-2004 Fee $150 or Free** Note: **Registration fee can be offset by sale of raffle tickets. Novice Divisions 2001 Fee $250.00 Novice Divisions 2000 Fee $400.00 Petite Division 1998-1999 Fee $400.00 Tween Division 1996-1997 Fee $400.00 Junior Division 1994-1995 Fee $400.00 Belle Divisions 1991-1993 Fee $400.00 Open Division 1991+ Fee $375.00

Registration We are inviting all new and past players to come and participate in another season of the most exciting and fastest game on ice! We are offering a new program this year called Learn to Skate program designed to teach both boys and girls (3 years and older) basic skating skills. Registration forms are available at The registrar, Linda Aitchison, is available at 519-846-2320. Players new to ringette will receive a $100.00 discount to those born from 1998 on (except the Open Division).

Good things come to those who cheer... Come and find out why cheerleading is the fastest growing sport in Canada and how you can be a part of it right here in Centre Wellington!

Cheerleading has evolved from a support activity to a year-round competitive sport. No longer simply a form of side-line entertainment, cheerleading is now recognized as a viable athletic event in and of itself. Cheerleading involves gymnastics, dance, jumps, stunts and other skills choreographed to music in a 2.5 minute routine. In our community oriented program, routines will be showcased at local venues, events and occasional multi-team meets. Our goal is to provide a safe environment where members will acquire quality skills in all aspects of cheerleading, enabling them to progress to their full potential while having fun. Athletes will learn about leadership, respect, dedication, responsibility, integrity, community involvement, teamwork, the importance of health and fitness, commitment and good sportsmanship.

Centre Wellington Sportsplex: Monday & Thursday Evenings beginning September 3rd, 2009 Tiny and Miniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (4-8 years old) 6:00pm - 7:30pm Youth, Juniors and Seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (9 - 18 years old) 7:00pm - 8:30pm ay 2010.

Additional information and registration forms available online at Come and give it al try for $5.00 on September 3rd, 7th or 10th. We will also be at the Fergus (Sept. 1st) and Elora (Sept. 3rd) Leisure Shows! For more information contact Cyndi at or Kimberley at

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ELORA & DISTRICT SKATING CLUB 2009-2010 SKATING PROGRAMS Season Begins September 20, 2009 PreSchool:


This fun program is an introduction to skating and basic ice safety designed for 3 to 5 year old children. We highly recommend that children registering for this program be at least 3 years of age by December 31 of this year.

This structured “Learn to Skate” program is designed by Skate Canada to teach children basic skating skills. It is an excellent starting point for figure skating, ringette or hockey.

Tuesdays: 6:30- 7:00 pm Fridays: 7:00 – 7:30 pm

STARskate: This program is designed for children after they have completed CanSkate. It is divided into 3 groups: Junior, Intermediate and Senior. All include sessions of Ice Dance, Skating Skills and Free Skate. Skaters work to complete Skate Canada’s Tests.

Tuesday: 6:30- 7:20 pm

Fridays: 7:00 – 7:50 pm

Grand River Ice Express Synchronized Skating “GRIESS” Team skating for all ages. Contact Tracy Allsop @ 519-843-5470 or

Powerskate Christmas 2009 Elora Community Centre

Choice of times Sunday am, Tuesday & Friday pm.

This program is designed to strengthen, improve and refine skating skills required to play hockey and ringette. Full hockey/ringette equipment is required.


Instructors: Lori Armstrong & Kody Kirton Certified Professional Power Skating Coach/Instructor OMHA Level 2 Trainer December 28, 29, 30, 31 … 8 am or-9 am For more information and to register, please contact Lori Armstrong @843-5155 or

The Adult program combines fun and exercise with the development of skating skills and elements. The session is open to men and women of all skating abilities. Fridays: 7.00-7.50 pm

Registration Dates

Ice Show Carnival

September 3rd @ Elora Leisure Show September 22nd @ Elora Arena 5-8 September 25th @ Elora Arena 5-8

Saturday March 27th, 2010 This year’s theme

Contact Betty Havasi @ 519 846-2271 Website: Email:

“One Hit Wonders” ONE SHOW at 2 pm

Advance Tickets available March 1st at the Elora Arena during skating lesson times Page 39


TERRY FOX RUN Sunday September 13, 2009


Registration begins at 9:30am at the Forfar Ball Diamond RUN BEGINS AT 10:00am SHARP For more information call 519-843-2800

Synchronized Skating Our club is made up of Synchro Skating skaters from the provides an opportunity Centre Wellington Area. to use your skating We have a Youth Team skills in a fun team and an Adult Team environment. (ages 25+) We will be competing in 3 competitions in South Western Ontario, as well as Exhibition Skates at Fergus Devils & Area Skating Carnivals.

We are always looking for skaters to join our team! Come watch us skate and check us out! Registration costs include off-ice and on-ice practices, coaching fees, competition entry fees, competition outfits/tights/makeup. Regular season practices - Sunday evenings between 6-10pm at Elora community Centre. For more information call: Barb Smith, Chair at 519-843-6655, or; or Tracey Allsop, Registrar at 519-843-5470

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Skating SCHEDULE All programs begin week of Sept. 8th Cancellations dates & schedule changes will be posted at both facilities


Elora Community C.W. Community Centre Sportsplex

Public Skating

Saturday & Sunday, 2:00 - 3:00pm $2.50 per person

Senior Skate

Monday & Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:00pm $2.50 per person

Saturday, 1:30 - 2:30pm & 7-8pm Sunday, 1:30 - 2:30pm $2.50 per person

Adult Skate

Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00 - 2:00pm $2.50 per person

Home School Skate

Monday, 2:00 - 3:00pm (Pad B) $2.50 per person

Home School Shinny

Monday, 2:00 - 3:00pm (Pad A) $2.50 per person

Figure Skating Shinny

Monday, 12:00 - 1:00pm $6.50 per person

Ladies Shinny Hockey

Friday, 12:00 - 1:00pm $6.50 per person

Adult Shinny Hockey

Monday & Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:00pm $6.50 per person

Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00pm $6.50 per person

Senior Shinny Hockey

Friday, 10:30 - 11:30am $6.50 per person

Monday, 10:00 - 11:00am $6.50 per person Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 - 10:00am Free Admission

Tot Shinny Adult & Tot Monday & Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:00pm Skate Free Admission P.D. Skates

Sept. 28, Nov 20, 2:00 - 3:00pm $2.50 per person

Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 - 11:00am & 2:00 - 3:00pm Free Admission Sept. 28, Nov 20, 1:30 - 2:30pm $2.50 per person

2009 - 2010 Home Game Schedule Sept. 18, 2009 Sept. 25, 2009 Oct. 2, 2009 Oct. 4, 2009 Oct. 11, 2009 Oct. 25, 2009 Nov. 8, 2009 Nov. 13, 2009 Nov. 15, 2009 Nov. 27, 2009 Nov. 29, 2009 Dec. 13, 2009 Dec. 18, 2009 Dec. 27, 2009 Jan. 3, 2010 Jan. 8, 2010 Jan. 17, 2010 Jan. 24, 2010 Feb. 5, 2010

8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8:30pm 7:30pm 8:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8:30pm

Fergus vs. Midland Fergus vs. Alliston Fergus vs. Schomberg Fergus vs. Erin Fergus. vs. Stayner Fergus vs. Midland Fergus vs. Penetang Fergus vs. Erin Fergus vs. Alliston Fergus vs. Midland Fergus vs. Alliston Fergus vs. Stayner Fergus vs. Erin Fergus vs. Schomberg Fergus vs. Erin Fergus vs. Stayner Fergus vs. Penetang Fergus vs. Alliston Fergus vs. Schomberg

2009 - 2010 Schedule Fri. Oct. 16, 2009 Fri. Oct. 23, 2009 Fril. Oct. 30, 2009 Sat. Nov. 7, 2009 Fri. Nov. 20, 2009 Fri. Nov. 27, 2009 Fri. Dec. 4, 2009 Fri. Dec. 11, 2009 Fri. Jan. 15, 2010

Durham Lucknow Palmerston Ripley Shelburne Shallow Lake Drayton Walkerton Port Elgin

DANCE January 16 Fri. Jan. 22, 2010

Shelburne Page 41

Now Accepting Registrations for Fall Programs Look for our booth at the Elora & Fergus Leisure Shows Classical Ballet Jazz Modern Dance Musical Theatre Hip Hop Tap Acro Line Dancing Ballroom

Programs for ages 2 1/2 - Adult

â&#x20AC;&#x153;To watch us dance, is to hear our hearts sing.â&#x20AC;? - Indian Proverb

Fergus-Elora Academy of Dance

Elora Centre for the Arts - 75 Melville St. - - 519-846-6666

Owner & Artistic Director - Erica Finlayson, BFA, BEd, RAD-RTS Page 42

Centre Wellington Celtics

Basketball Friday Night FUNdamentals Program * • • • • • • • • •

Mid-September to Mid-December Skills, drills, and games every Friday Girls and boys aged 7 to 15 12 weeks of basketball for only $55 Reversible jersey and insurance included 7, 8, 9 year olds at 6:30 pm weekly 10, 11, 12 year olds at 7:30 pm weekly 13, 14, 15 year olds at 8:30 pm weekly Final night with awards and prizes Volunteers needed and welcomed

Contact: Spencer Linwood

Brian O’Connor

787-1223 787-5192

REP Basketball Program • • • • • • • •

Girls and boys teams Ages of teams from 9 to 16 Tryouts to be held week of October 5th Teams represent the entire region Two practises per week at CWDHS Weekend tournaments plus Provincial championship Coaches are certified and police-checked Volunteers needed and welcomed

Contact: Spencer Linwood

Brian O’Connor

787-1223 787-5192

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Fergus Elora St. John Ambulance 2009 Training Schedule A United Way Agency Course Location

St. John Ambulance Training Facility (pre-registration is required)

66 County Rd. 7, Elora (Lower level of Village Motor Inn)

Call: (519) 846-8704 What every Babysitter should know Cost: $55.00

get in the

Dates: Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Nov. 7


to advertise in the next Community Guide contact: Dorothy Smith


Emergency Level First Aid Level A CPR Cost: $75.00 Dates: Friday 7-9; Saturday 9-2 Aug. 28, 29; Sept. 25, 26; Oct. 23, 24 Standard Level First Aid and Level C CPR Cost: $125.00 Dates: Weekends Friday 7-9; Saturday & Sunday 9-5 Aug. 28, 29, 30; Sept. 25, 26, 27; Oct. 23, 24, 25; Nov. 13, 14, 15


Looking for more Advance Training? CPR Health Care Professional Course Call for Dates



Medical First Responder (MFR) Call for dates 3 & 5 day courses

September 1, 2009 Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex

September 3, 2009 Elora Community Centre

Minimum prerequisite: St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid & Heart Saver

• Minor Hockey Registration & Equipment Exchange • Girls Hockey • Skating Club • Ringette • Dance • Gymnastics

For more information call 843.2800

For more information on our services, or if you wish to volunteer, please call 519-846-8704.

Our Dates Don’t fit your Schedule? We will gladly arrange a custom, private course to your group or industry at a time and date that is convenient for you. Courses can be held at your location or ours. Minimum number of students required. Page 45


2009 – 2010

*** Please bring Birth Certificate if first time Registrant ***


Registration (Elora Boardroom) Registration (Fergus Boardroom) Final Registration (Fergus Arena) Final Registration (Elora Arena)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 6-8 pm Thursday, August 13, 2009, 6-8 pm Tuesday September 1, 2009, 6-9 pm Thursday, September 3, 2009, 6-9 pm


Mike Von Massow 519-846-8610

Rep Director

Russ Allen 519-787-0653

LL Directors

Rick Bannerman 519-787-8093 Christine Cook 519-846-2407


Jim Beneteau 519-787-2330


Karen Elliott 519-787-0649


Lori Armstrong 519-843-5155

Rep players must register by August 13th in order to qualify for first week of tryouts. Rep Team Tryouts begin Monday, August 31, 2009 Local League begins Saturday, September 12, 2009 A late fee of $30 will be applied after September 3, 2009. A $25 service fee will be levied for all returned cheques

For Information call Lori Armstrong, Registrar, 519-843-5155

Hockey Camp: Open to any Centre Wellington hockey player. Monday, Aug. 24-28, from 8-4pm daily. Includes on ice and off ice training. The Executive meets the fourth Wednesday of each Month starting on August 26th at 7:00pm. Check website for meeting locations.


FERGUS FALL FAIR SEPTEMBER 18, 19 & 20, 2009 Pork BBQ and Ambassador Competition Sunday Sept. 13, 2009 - 6:00p.m. Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex for further information about the ambassador competition please call Julia at 846-2390 or Sheely at 846-9295 For tickets for the BBQ please call: Susan 843-5696 John 843-1055 | Henry 846-5430 | Andrew 827-0348 Midway Bracelets available at: (cash only) Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce, Zehrs or L&M Elora, Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex Mid-August - September 10th $20 in advance, $30 at the grounds

2009 theme: “Pride in our Past - Progress in our future”.

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“Gain confidence, poise and lasting friendships by studying with nurturing teachers in a noncompetitive environment” Social Dance Classes – Salsa, Ballroom, Swing, Latin, and many more.. Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Stretch & Strengthen – Exams Available Artistic outlet and structured programs for ages 3 - adults Easy payment plans & multifamily discounts Daytime, Evening & Private lessons available Full Year and 10 Week Courses A great way to exercise and have fun!

Fergus Ferg gus Christmas Parade 2008

Fall Registration Leisure Shows Fergus (Sept. 1st ) & Elora (Sept. 3rd ) Saturday August 22, 10am – noon @ Studio Monday August 24, 5pm – 8pm @ Studio

Sr. Hip Hop

(519) 843-5040 380 St. Andrew Street West (located in THE SOURCE building)

Classes begin Saturday September 12, 2009 Director: Monica Hildebrand RAD RTS, CDTA, B.A. (Dance), B. Ed.

Primary Ballet

Check out our website for more information

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Adult & Senior Programs Victoria Park Seniors Centre Will be closed: Sept. 7 (Labour Day) Nov. 11 (Remembrance Day) Oct. 12 (Thanksgiving) Dec. 25-Jan. 1 (Christmas Break) ABOUT VICTORIA PARK SENIORS CENTRE Victoria Park Seniors Centre offers recreational, social and educational opportunities for older adults to promote emotional, social and physical well-being. Most of the programs offered at Victoria Park Seniors Centre are tailored to individuals 55 years of age and older; however, all registered programs are open to anyone looking to develop new skills and friendships. The Township of Centre Wellington’s Parks & Recreation Department operates the Seniors Centre and assists in supporting active, healthy lifestyles for older adults. We invite you to drop by, take out a membership and experience the benefits of participating.


MEMBERSHIP • The membership year runs June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2010 • Available to anyone 55 years of age or older. $20 per person which entitles you to the following benefits: reduced rates on all programs and bus trips, access to more than 30 weekly drop-in activity groups and many different registered programs, access to the various senior services/clinics offered at the Centre, vote at the Annual General Meeting, hold office on the Centre’s Advisory Board, become involved in volunteer work and, most importantly, meet new friends! Your membership to the Centre is very important. It forms part of the necessary funding base needed to continue to offer quality recreation programs.

OPEN TO ALL ADULTS • Not a member? Not yet 55? Even if you are not a member or not yet 55 years of age, you are still welcome to register for any programs (a non-member fee will apply). Victoria Park Seniors Centre is a place where younger adults are welcomed as valued participants.

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• All adults, 18 years and older, are welcome to register for programs.

LOCATION & HOURS • Address: 150 Albert St. West, Fergus. The Centre is situated on the edge of Victoria Park. Phone: 519787-1814 Fax: 519-787-2091. Website: (click on “view senior’s services”). • Hours: Mon to Fri, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, (except statutory holidays). Activities for older adults are also held in the evenings and some Saturdays.

ADVISORY BOARD The Centre is run by a volunteer Advisory Board of seven elected Centre members and one appointed Council Representative from Centre Wellington. The Advisory Board works with the Parks and Recreation Dept. to provide quality recreational opportunities for older adults. Meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 9:00 am. All members are welcome to attend. Thanks to our hard-working 2009 Advisory Board: Stan Fleming (Chair), Don Graham (Library), Jean Haines (Crafts), Councillor Ron Hallman (Township of Centre Wellington Council Representative), Don Martin (Vice Chair, Property & Maintenance, Senior Games Rep.), Lori Runnalls (Secretary, Outreach), Donna Wagenaar (Kitchen Services), Jane Watson (Treasurer, Programs, Membership).

PROGRAM COMMITTEE Interested in providing your input into programs and events for older adults? This volunteer committee plans and organizes special events and fundraisers for the Centre. We meet on the first Monday of the month at 9:45 am. The group is always looking for new ideas and volunteers to help plan events! Interested? Contact Kathryn Morgan at the Centre. A BIG thank you to

committee members: Marjorie Lake, Morven McCorquodale, Jane Watson, Jean Duval, Ray Burkitt, Marie Burkitt, Barbara Fresco, Laura McCartney, Jean Haines, Stan Fleming, Donna Wagenaar, Lori Runnalls.

CENTRE SERVICES FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS Held the 1st Wed each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Nora Bamsey, the Cardiac Nurse Specialist with the Upper Grand Family Health Team, will check your blood pressure and provide free information on how to control your blood pressure. No appointment needed – simply drop-in! Thanks to the Upper Grand Family Health Team for sponsoring this program. Upcoming clinic dates: September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2.

FOOT CARE CLINICS It’s important to prevent and treat foot problems. Healthy feet make a happier person! Registered Nurse Pauline Mikol provides the foot care. $20.00. Appointments are necessary and fill quickly. To book your ½ hour appointment, call the Reception Desk at the Centre 519-787-1814. Bring a small towel with you. Please allow a minimum of 24 hours if you need to cancel an appointment so that we have time to contact someone on the waiting list. Cash or cheques accepted.

FREE HEARING CLINICS A free drop-in Hearing Clinic is held on the 3rd Wednesday each month at the Centre from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. A Hearing Care Counsellor from the Canadian Hearing Society is available to talk to you on a one-to-one basis about any hearing concerns you may have. Drop-in clinic dates: September 16, October

21, November 18 and December 16. Free Hearing Screening Tests are scheduled for November 17 (call the Reception Desk at the Centre 519787-1814 to book your ½ hour appointment). A hearing information seminar on the topic of “Do I Really Need a Hearing Aid?” will be held Thurs. Jan. 14, 2010 from 9:00 am12:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY LUNCH Wednesdays at 12:00 pm. $6.50 members / $7.50 non. Come to meet old friends or make new ones while enjoying a delicious and nutritious lunch. Stay for a social afternoon of euchre, bridge, crafts or chess (no charge for these activities if you come for lunch) also: woodcarving or billiards! Menus are listed in the Centre’s monthly calendar. Call ahead to reserve your spot, as sometimes lunch is sold-out. Don’t miss our upcoming monthly homemade lunches: September 16, October 21 and November 18.

GARDEN FRESH BOX The Garden Fresh Box is a nonprofit, fresh produce-buying service operated by the Guelph Community Health Centre. Victoria Park Seniors Centre is one of several depot sites in Wellington County (but the only site in the Fergus area!). Your order includes a two-page newsletter with recipes using the produce. For more information about the program call 519-821-6638. ext. 344. To order a Garden Fresh Box, contact Victoria Park Seniors Centre 519-787-1814. Remember to place your order by the 1st Friday of the month (cash only). Pick up your order on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Victoria Park Seniors Centre between 1:00 and 4:00 pm. Please bring your own grocery bags!

CARD SERVICE Did you know that the Centre sends

work. For more information, please contact Kathryn Morgan 519-7871814.


Visit our lovely Craft Shoppe full of beautiful handmade items. All items have been skillfully produced by our talented craft and quilting group volunteers and the crafts are available for sale year round. Our annual Fall Bazaar fundraiser is held the first Saturday in November (Saturday, November 7) organized by the group. All proceeds support Victoria Park Seniors Centre.

Do you shop at Zehrs or L&M? We are collecting these grocery receipts to help support our programs! So, support the Centre by saving your grocery receipts when shopping at any Zehrs or L&M. Drop off your receipts to our drop-off box located in Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Thanks to Marjorie Lake for adding up all those receipts and to Stan Fleming for filling out the forms. From Jan ‘08-Jan ‘09 we have collectively raised over $500 for the Centre through this fundraiser!




Tickets are now on sale for the annual quilt raffle fundraiser, organized by the Centre’s Craft & Quilting Group and are available at the Reception Desk at Victoria Park Seniors Centre. $1 per ticket. All proceeds support the Seniors Centre. Draw date: Nov. 7, 2009 at 2:00 pm (at the Annual Fall Bazaar).

MONTHLY CALENDAR Be sure to pick up a copy of the Centre’s monthly calendar, listing dayto-day programs at the Centre (handy for putting on your fridge). It lists menus for Wednesday lunches and also next month’s programs. Free copies are always available at the Centre (and also on the web-site: – click on “view senior’s services”).

LIBRARY, NEWSPAPERS & COFFEE Come out for coffee and browse through the newspapers (Globe and Mail, Fergus-Elora News Express, etc). The Centre also has a small lending library, stocked by generous donations of books. Drop by to read a book or borrow one to take home! We also accept donations of recent magazines for our coffee nook. Also, help yourself to any of the information pamphlets and government publications provided on a range of topics of interest to older adults.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Interested in volunteering at Victoria Park Seniors Centre? There are a number of volunteer positions available: kitchen, registration desk, special events, food preparation, activity leaders, foot clinic and committee


ing Support” offers regular social contact via the telephone to isolated seniors. The program offers clients a safety check and a brief reassurance call. No charge. 1-800-727-1581.

SENIORS OFFERING SUPPORT (S.O.S. PHONE LINE) Telephone support program run by trained and caring senior telephone volunteers who offer fellow seniors information on community resources, listening and support with loneliness, grief, separation, health concerns, mistreatment and other difficult situations, assistance in accessing professional services, social service agencies and community support programs. A senior volunteer answers the phone line Monday to Friday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm 519767- 4445 (Guelph) or 1- 866-7674445.


Through the joint efforts of many volunteer transportation service providers across Wellington County, transportation is available to assist seniors in accessing medical appointments, shopping, banking, etc. Volunteer drivers provide transportation. Call 519-843-7003 or 1866-694-9562.

For women 55+. Some topics: safety, power and control, self-care strategies, coping with loss, sharing our voices. Organized by The Rural Women’s Support Program. Call for more information 519-843-6834. Group held at the Rural Women’s Support Program Office in Fergus.



Transportation is provided to seniors living in Guelph, Fergus, Elora and surrounding areas for medical appointments, banking, shopping, etc. Rides provided by St. Joseph’s Health Centre volunteers and staff. For more information about the program and ride rates, call St. Joseph’s Health Centre Outreach Department at 519-824-6000 ext. 4651.

VON TRANSPORTATION Transportation is available to seniors. Call for more information about the program and for ride rates. Volunteer drivers are reimbursed for mileage. In Wellington County call 1-888506-6353.

We are always in the process of organizing new bus trips for Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Some trips may not be listed in this Guide if arranged after publication went to print. Bus trips are advertised in travel flyers available at the Centre and in the monthly calendar. We encourage you to contact the Centre anytime for updates and for departure & return times. NOTE: Be sure to register early for bus trips to avoid the disappointment of a sold-out or cancelled bus trip. (We need to have a minimum number registered anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks in advance depending on the venue).



Delivers hot, delicious and nutritionally balanced meals to your home around the noon hour. Call 519323-9239 or 1-800-727-1581 ext. 3002.

Includes Rawley Resort for lunch, Muskoka Wildlife Centre – Severn Bridge, Mariposa Market, luxury coach transportation, GST, driver’s gratuity. Departs from the Seniors Centre at 8:30 am. Pre-register.

VON TELEPHONE REASSURANCE This telephone reassurance program in partnership with “Seniors Offer-

Thurs. Sept. 3 $64 member / $74 non

FALL COLOUR TOUR See the beautiful fall colours on this day trip! Includes Mylar & Loretta Restaurant for their famous pork dinner with hot apple crumble, Scenic Caves Lookout, Thornbury Fish Ladder, Grandma Lambe’s, luxury coach transportation, GST, driver’s gratuity. Departs from the Seniors Centre at 10:00 am. Pre-register. Mon. October 5 $62 member / $72 non

LARRY MERCEY TRIO & FESTIVAL OF NORTHERN LIGHTS Join us for a fun day! Includes the Larry Mercey Trio Show, a full turkey dinner, the Festival of Northern Lights tour, luxury coach transportation, GST, driver’s gratuity. Departs from the Seniors Centre at 11:30 am. Pre-register. (Please note that this bus trip is on a Sunday). Sunday, November 22 $79 member / $89 non

FITNESS CLASSES (Due to allergies, please avoid wearing perfume when participating in fitness classes).

FREE FITNESS CLASSES & OPEN HOUSE Join us at Victoria Park Seniors Centre to try out a fitness class (see schedule below). Please pre-register as spaces are limited. Then, join us for our Open House on Fri. Sept. 11 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm to find out what other programs and activities are available to you! Tuesday, Sept 8 9am - Low Impact Aerobics 10am - Beginner Strength Training Wednesday, Sept 9 9am - Stretch & Tone (Stability Ball) 9:50am - For Men Only – Back to Basics 10:45am Urban Pole Walking Fitness Class Thursday, Sept 10 9am - Advanced Strength Training 10am - Beginner to Intermediate Strength Training Friday, Sept 11 10am - 12pm OPEN HOUSE New Members Welcome

STRENGTH TRAINING Certified fitness instructor Kelly Offer will help you regain strength and

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out cards to members? If you happen to know a member of the Centre who may be ill, recovering from an operation, requiring a sympathy card, etc., let us know at the Centre or contact our Outreach Coordinator, Lori Runnalls 519-787-2333.

stamina and then build on that to improve bone density, coordination and stability in this intermediate level class. Become fit with the use of body weight, resistance tubing and chairs. Strengthen and tone various muscle groups. Pre-register. (No class Oct. 12) Mondays, 1:00-1:45 pm Sept 14-Oct 26 (6 classes) $28.50 member/$33 non Mondays, 1:00-1:45 pm Nov. 2-Dec 14 (7 classes) $33.25 member/$38.50 non

LOW IMPACT AEROBICS An intermediate level, moderate intensity class for those with good mobility or those whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve taken fitness classes before. Certified fitness instructor: Kelly Offer. Pre-register. Tuesdays, 9:00-9:45 am Sept 15-Oct 27 (7 classes) $33.25 member/$38.50 non Tuesdays, 9:00-9:45 am Nov 3-Dec 15 (7 classes) $33.25 member/$38.50 non

BEGINNER STRENGTH TRAINING Beginner exercise program ideal for those new to fitness or for those wanting gentle range of motion exercises to improve balance, flexibility and muscle tone. Suitable for those who must exercise from a chair or for those who can stand. Certified fitness instructor: Kelly Offer. Pre-register. Tuesdays, 10:00-10:45 am Sept 15-Oct 27 (7 classes) $33.25 member/$38.50 non Tuesdays, 10:00-10:45 am Nov 3-Dec 15 (7 classes) $33.25 member/$38.50 non


STRETCH & TONE (STABILITY BALL) Improve balance and strength using balls and mats. The ball offers many options, is suitable for beginner to advanced participants and will improve your balance, strength and flexibility. All equipment supplied. Mat exercises can be done seated in a chair. Certified fitness instructor: Kelly Offer. Pre-register. (No class Nov 11). Wednesdays, 9:00-9:45 am Sept 16-Oct 28 (7 classes) $33.25 member/$38.50 non Wednesdays, 9:00-9:45 am Nov 4-Dec 16 (6 classes)

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$28.50 member/$33 non

FOR MEN ONLY BACK TO BASICS If you have ever suffered an episode of back pain (or simply want to avoid an episode) then this is the class for you. We will work on strengthening and conditioning your abs and back for reduced back pain, better stability and a flatter stomach. While the focus of this class is the core, some flexibility and balance training will round out the program. A maximum of 6 participants allows for more individualized attention. Certified fitness instructor: Kelly Offer. Pre-register. (No class Nov. 11) Wednesdays, 9:50-10:30 am Sept 16-Oct 28 (7 classes) $33.25 member/$38.50 non Wednesdays, 9:50-10:30 am Nov 4-Dec 16 (6 classes) $28.50 member/$33.00 non

ADVANCED STRENGTH TRAINING This class is designed for those who have had previous strength training experience (one year or more) and/or are mobile enough to transition from standing to mat work and back again. This class uses various pieces of resistance and balance training equipment. Join Certified fitness instructor Kelly Offer for this fun and challenging class! Pre-register. Thursdays, 9:00-9:45 am Sept 17-Oct 29 (7 classes) $33.25 member/$38.50 non Thursdays, 9:00-9:45 am Nov 5-Dec 17 (7 classes) $33.25 member/$38.50 non

BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE LEVEL STRENGTH TRAINING Class will accommodate those new to fitness, at a beginner level or those at a more intermediate level. Certified fitness instructor Kelly Offer will help you regain strength and stamina and then build on that to improve bone density, coordination and stability. Become fit with the use of body weight, resistance tubing and chairs. Strengthen and tone various muscle groups. Options will be given to accommodate all levels of fitness. Pre-register. Thursdays, 10:00-10:45 am Sept 17-Oct 29 (7 classes) $33.25 member/$38.50 non Thursdays, 10:00-10:45 am

Nov 5-Dec 17 (7 classes) $33.25 member/$38.50 non

Thursdays, 11:00-11:45 am Sept. 17-Oct. 29 (7 weeks) $33.25 member/$38.50 non


Thursdays, 11:00-11:45 am Nov 5-Dec 17 (7 classes) $33.25 member/$38.50 non

Much of the Classical Pilates Repertoire is contraindicated for Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis and can actually put you at risk for fracture and exacerbate the risk factors associated with these conditions. In this class we will manipulate the Pilates repertoire to make it bone safe and even effective for building bone density. If you have been diagnosed with Osteopenia, Osteoporosis or Osteoarthritis, this is the class for you. Join certified fitness instructor Kelly Offer for this fun and challenging class! Pre-register.

URBAN POLE WALKING (NORDIC WALKING) This outdoor pole walking program will help you build a regular walking routine into your life. You will learn proper techniques for breathing, posture and muscle balance. Join certified fitness instructor Kelly Offer for a fully integrated walking program that essentially turns walking into a workout! Great workout in all types of weather! Please dress for walking outside. Preregister. (Includes use of poles). (No class Oct 7, Nov 11).

Tuesdays, 11:00-11:45 am Nov. 10-Dec. 15 (6 classes) $28.50 member/$33 non

Wednesdays, 10:45-11:45 am Sept 16-Oct 14 (4 classes) $38 member /$44 non

**NOTE: Take any two of the above fitness courses per week (per person) and get one class free! (Value: $4.75 members or $5.50 non). Take three fitness courses per week (per person) and get two classes free! (Value: $9.50 members or $11 non).

Wednesdays, 10:45-11:45 am Oct 21-Nov 18 (4 classes) $38 member /$44 non Wednesdays, 10:45-11:45 am Nov 25-Dec 16 (4 classes) $38 member /$44 non



Beginner level fitness and information program, developed by Osteoporosis Canada and designed specifically for adults 50+ to help achieve good bone health and reduce risk for developing osteoporosis. For those with osteoporosis, it will help treat the disease, manage symptoms, avoid fractures. For each class, certified fitness instructor Kelly Offer, will provide information and exercises designed to maintain bone strength, prevent bone loss and falls. Note: This class is half lecture and half fitness exercises. Pre-register. Due to grant funding, class is free!

Did you know that Oct. 3 to 9 is in motion week? This is a health promotion strategy to encourage you to include regular physical activity in your daily life. So, to celebrate in motion week and to encourage everyone to be active, join us for a fun poker walk in Victoria Park. At designated stops, you will receive a playing card. At the end of the walk we will see who has the best poker hand. No poker playing experience needed! Join us for a fun morning to promote fun physical activity! (Walking a total of 2 kms). Prizes to be won! No charge. Rain or shine. Wed. Oct. 7 @ 10:45 am


Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm Sept. 8-Nov. 3 (9 classes) No charge

INTRO TO HEALTHY HEARTS Join certified fitness instructor, Julie Wynhofen for this fitness class designed especially for those who are dealing with heart conditions. This course will help you maintain and improve your muscular capabilities, range of motion and flexibility. Preregister. Doctor referral required. Pick up form at the Centre.

A walking group meets Monday afternoons at 1:30 pm (including statutory holidays) at the Centre to explore a different area each week. No cost. All walking levels welcome! Contact: Brian Dowling 519-8435019. A group meets Monday to Friday Mornings at 9:00 am to walk on the track in Victoria Park (behind the Seniors Centre). No cost. All welcome! Walking poles are available for use. Contact: Donna Wagenaar 843-4754.

Mai Mahr 519-823-2422. Please contact the instructors prior to attending.


Mondays, 9:00-10:00 am Sept 21-Nov 30 (10 weeks) $50 members /$55 non

For information on our Line Dancing Groups (daytime & evening) see “Line Dancing” listed under the “Drop-in Activity Groups” on the last page of this section.



This non-strenuous introductory class is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Tai Chi’s slow, circular movements combine gentle stretching to exercise the whole body without strain. Instructor: Greg McKee. Pre-register. (No class Oct. 12). Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm Sept 21-Nov 30 (10 weeks) $50 members /$55 non

TAI CHI LEVEL II (EVENING) This class takes you to the next level, building on all principles, fundamentals and movements taught in the introductory course and will give you all the benefits of relaxation, exercise and meditation at a more advanced level. Instructor: Greg McKee. Pre-register. (No class Oct. 12). Mondays, 7:30-8:30 pm Sept 21-Nov 30 (10 weeks) $50 members /$55 non

GENTLE YOGA This 1.5 hour class is a safe and gentle path to both increasing vitality and deepening relaxation. We will use chairs, straps and blocks to support our postures. Yoga improves mobility, circulation, and strength and enhances your overall sense of wellness. Please bring a yoga mat and yoga block to class. Instructor: Karen Murtagh. Pre-register.

A gentle aerobic exercise that strengthens and tones the entire body, promoting flexibility and boosts the self-esteem! This mysterious and ultra-feminine dance style has been passed down from mother to daughter for hundreds of years. It is a great makeover for the body and mind! Bring a yoga mat or small rubber lined carpet. Instructor: Danika. Pre-register. (No class Oct 12) Mondays, 9:00-10:30 am Sept 14-Oct 26 (6 weeks) $35 members /$42 non Mondays, 9:00-10:30 am Nov 2-Dec 7 (6 weeks) $35 members /$42 non

BELLY DANCING FOR FUN & FITNESS (EVENING) A great way to tighten stomach muscles and strengthen hips and legs. And it’s a lot of fun too! This beginner class is designed for adults. Bring a yoga mat or small rubber lined carpet. Come and have fun while learning this popular dance form. Instructor: Danika. Pre-register. (No class Nov 11). Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm Sept 16-Oct 21 (6 weeks) $35 members /$42 non Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm Oct 28-Dec 9 (6 weeks) $35 members /$42 non

Thursdays, 11:10 am -12:40 pm (10 weeks) Sept. 24 to Nov. 26 $75 members /$79 non



Basic and intermediate level computer course with just three students per class. Held over 5 weeks, meeting twice a week. Managing e-mail and conducting internet searches can be much easier when you apply word-processing and basic computer skills. Learn how to work with Windows, how to make your computer "user friendly", how to avoid

We are hoping to get this group going again! Falun Gong is a selfcultivation practice geared at improving body and mind. Exercises are gentle and easy to learn. Can help relieve stress, increase energy and improve physical health. Suitable for all ages and always offered free of charge. Instructors: Max and


problems and what to do when mistakes happen. Beginners will be introduced to all information required in order to effectively use their computers. Those with some keyboard and mouse experience will learn new skills to help better manage their work. Includes instruction manual. Instructor: Joan Coxhead. (No class Sept. 7 or Nov. 11). Mon 1:15-2:15 pm & Wed 9:30-10:30 am Sept 2-Oct 7 (5 weeks) $79 member / $89 non Mon 2:30-3:30 pm & Wed 10:45-11:45 am Sept 2-Oct 7 (5 weeks) $79 member / $89 non Mon 1:15-2:15 pm & Wed 9:30-10:30 am Oct 19-Nov 23 (5 weeks) $79 member / $89 non Mon 2:30-3:30 pm & Wed 10:45-11:45 am Oct 19-Nov 23 (5 weeks) $79 member / $89 non

WINDOWS XP Would you like to know some of the ins and outs of working with Windows? If you want to multitask with ease, this course is for you. Some mouse and keyboard experience needed. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Pre-register. Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am Aug 25-Sept 8 (3 classes) $45 member / $54 non


the capabilities of Microsoft Excel, spreadsheet software, which allows you to create charts, graphs and formulas, prepare budgets and more. Some mouse and keyboard experience needed. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Pre-register. Fridays, 9:30-11:30 am Aug 28-Sept 11 (3 classes) $45 member / $54 non

POWERPOINT 2003 Learn how to develop amazing, brilliant presentations of pictures, text and graphics. Create slide shows that use graphics, sounds and actions. PowerPoint presentations can record family achievements for your enjoyment and as a memory to pass on to others. It is also very useful for selling an idea or telling a story. Some mouse and keyboard experience needed. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Pre-register. Fridays, 1:00-3:00 pm Aug 28-Sept 11 (3 classes) $45 member / $54 non

COMPUTER MAINTENANCE & CLEAN UP Is your computer too slow? Learn how to get peak performance out of your computer. Topics: removing unused programs, defragmenting your hard drive, checking for free HD space, ScanDisc, virus and hacker protection, spyware and adware. Some mouse and keyboard experience needed. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Pre-register. Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm Sept 16-Sept 23 (2 classes) $30 member / $36 non

There is more to Google than searching the web. Topics will include: advance search, search your own computer, search for images on the web, view maps and get directions, search thousands of news stories, create and share your online documents, presentations, and spreadsheets, organise your schedule and share events with friends, fast, searchable email with less spam, create mailing lists and discussion groups, view web pages in other languages and more. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein.

Learn how to design your own internet web page that can be posted for the world to see. Explore formatting, web colours, images and links – all essential elements of a web page. Participants should be comfortable with the mouse and have some internet browsing experience. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Pre-register.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm Aug 25-Sept 8 (3 classes) $45 member / $54 non

Fridays, 9:30-11:30 am Sept 18-Oct 2 (3 classes) $42 member / $49 non



Microsoft Word is an excellent program to help you create better documents, letters, cards and so much more. You will also be introduced to

Ever wonder how people get that great software, games or music for their computer for free? This course will show you where to go to get


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TAI CHI (DAYTIME) This slow-moving, meditative and gentle exercise helps restore and maintain fitness and flexibility. This non-strenuous introductory class is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Instructor: Billye Milliken. Preregister. (No class Oct. 12).

that free stuff as well as the process for downloading and proper file management. Participants should be comfortable with the mouse and have internet browsing experience. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Preregister. Fridays, 1:00-3:00 pm Sept 18-Oct 2 (3 classes) $42 member / $49 non

PURCHASING A NEW COMPUTER Are you in the market for a new computer but not sure where to begin? Presenter Dushan Grunstein will take you through the steps of buying a computer, including determining your needs and requirements, what to look out for, what the “extras” are and help you get started. Pre-register. Wed. Sept 30, 1:00-3:00 pm $15 member / $18 non Fri. Oct 30, 9:30-11:30 am $15 member / $18 non

COMPUTER PHOTO EDITING Now that you have taken all those digital photos, learn how to store and edit them. Learn to transfer pictures from your camera using the computer’s built-in function. Learn how to edit your photos (touch up colour, crop, add special effects), print and incorporate them into letters and other documents including your e-mail program. Some computer experience needed. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Pre-register.


Fri. Oct 23, 1:00-3:00 pm $15 member / $18 non

COMPUTER PROTECTION This class will focus on the ways you can protect your computer from viruses, spam and internet scams. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Fri. Oct 30, 1:00-3:00 pm $15 member / $18 non

“CTRL, ALT, DELETE” CAN BE YOUR FRIEND We are all hesitant of trying something new on our computers for fear of breaking it. Learn how to troubleshoot on your computer because in reality, they are hard to break. When all else fails, hit: “ctrl, alt, delete”. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Fri. Nov 13, 9:30-11:30 am $15 member / $18 non

DOWNLOADING REFRESHER This workshop is for those who have some experience in downloading or who want to know what can be downloaded from the Internet. We will go to some of the best “freebie” sites and discuss the steps of safe downloading. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein.

Fridays, 9:30-11:30 am Oct 9-Oct 23 (3 classes) $45 member / $54 non

Fri. Nov 13, 1:00-3:00 pm $15 member / $18 non



This class will be of assistance to you if you already use e-mail, but would like a refresher about e-mail features, opening and including attachments and protecting yourself from viruses. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Fri. Oct 9, 1:00-3:00 pm $15 member / $18 non

INTERNET REFRESHER In this workshop, reacquaint yourself with the Internet, learn simple and useful shortcuts and how to protect your computer from spam and viruses. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein Fri. Oct 16, 1:00-3:00 pm $15 member / $18 non

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Specialist). Pre-register

COMPUTER PRINTING This workshop will teach you about the world of computer printers. Whether you are looking to buy one or want to do more with the one you own, this course will help you understand the benefits of today’s printers. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein.

If you have recently purchased a computer but do not know where to start, this class will give you a general overview. Presenter: Dushan Grunstein. Pre-register. Wed. Nov 25, 1:00-3:00 pm $15 members / $18 non

EBAY–ONLINE AUCTION SITE Do you have treasures just collecting dust? They may be worth cash if you know the secret to selling. Or maybe you are looking for something special or want to complete a collection? Learn how to do it all on EBay, the internet’s most popular auction site. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein.

Fri. Nov 27, 9:30-11:30 am $15 member / $18 non

FACE BOOK Facebook is a very popular social networking website that allows you to join “networks” of groups and friends to chat with online. Learn how to share pictures, stories and keep updated with family and friends. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Fri. Nov 27, 1:00-3:00 pm $15 member / $18 non

YOUTUBE YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. Every day, some short video clip on YouTube makes headline news. This class will give you some tips on how you can join the fun. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Pre-register. Fri. Dec 4, 9:30-11:30 am $15 member / $18 non

TROUBLESHOOT YOUR COMPUTER Learn how to avoid those annoying little messages that keep appearing on your computer screen with these preventative steps for your computer. Instructor: Dushan Grunstein. Fri. Dec 4, 1:00-3:00 pm $15 member / $18 non

EVENING & WEEKEND COMPUTER CLASSES ONLINE GARAGE SALES Using E-bay and Kijiji to Buy & Sell One persons’ garbage is another persons’ treasure. Discover hidden treasures or sell your own using these two popular sites. Learn how to create your account, search available goods, put in bids or sell items and how to safely make purchases. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Preregister Sat. Sept 26, 9:30-11:30 am $15 member / $18 non

FACE BOOK Facebook is a very popular social networking website that allows you to join ‘networks’ of school, community groups and friends to chat with on-line. Learn how to share pictures, stories and keep updated with family and friends. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User

Sat. Sept. 26, 1:00-3:00 pm $15 member / $18 non

MICROSOFT OFFICE - THE SERIES Microsoft Office is an amazing package of computer software that can help you in your day to day life - if you know how to use it. Let us show you the shortcuts and how the components of this suite of software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) can work for you. Sign up for one, or save money and register for all 4 sessions. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Pre-register Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm Oct 6-Oct 27 (4 classes) $54 member / $64 non

MICROSOFT OFFICE – WORD Microsoft Word is a great program to help you create better documents, letters, cards and much more! Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Pre-register Tues. Oct. 6, 6:00-8:00 pm $15 member / $18 non

PICTURE PERFECT – Managing Digital Images Digital cameras and scanners are now found in most homes and offices and have great potential to enhance projects and services if used effectively. This course will share practical strategies and techniques for managing and using digital images acquired through digital photography or scanning. The course will show participants how to enhance and manage images using simple desktop applications, incorporate them into documents and projects, and place them online via applications such as Picasa and Facebook. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Pre-register Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm Oct 8-Oct 15 (2 classes) $30 member / $36 non

MICROSOFT OFFICE – EXCEL An introduction to the capabilities of Microsoft Excel, spreadsheet software, that allows you to create charts, graphs and formulas, prepare budgets and more. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Pre-register

MICROSOFT OFFICE – POWERPOINT Learn how to develop effective presentations of pictures, text and graphics. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Pre-register Tues. Oct. 20, 6:00-8:00 pm $15 member / $18 non

MICROSOFT OFFICE – ACCESS In this final session of Microsoft Office, you will discover the usefulness of databases. Learn to track and organize your recipes or songs. This is the easiest way to store, sort and recall information. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Pre-register Tues. Oct. 27, 6:00-8:00 pm $15 member / $18 non

INTERNET & WEBMAIL Using Internet Explorer, saving web pages in favourites & links, searching the web for given tasks, saving images from the web and using them in other applications, setting up web email accounts and managing your mail are just a few of the topics covered in this fun and informative course. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Pre-register

you’re on the brink of making a purchase. Topics: how digital cameras work, basic settings and features, connecting/transferring to computer, use of editing software, cropping, printing. Don’t forget to bring your camera to this workshop. Handouts included. Instructor: Darrell Noseworthy. Pre-register. Tues. Oct 13, 9:00am-12:00 pm $40 member / $45 non

WORKING WITH DIGITAL IMAGES Have you got tons of photos you’ve taken with your digital camera? This workshop is intended for those interested in doing more with their photos by assisting them to create a digital desktop darkroom in their home. Class will provide an overview of editing and organizational software, printers and archiving of digital images. This class assumes you have taken the Digital Cameras Lets Get Started workshop or have a good working knowledge of your digital camera but want to better understand the other tools involved with digital editing, printing and storing images. Topics: computer requirements, software (editing and management tools), printing (hardware, software), archiving. Instructor: Darrel Noseworthy. Pre-register. Tues. Oct 13, 1:00-4:00 pm $40 members / $45 non


Sat. Oct 17, 9:30-11:30 am $15 member / $18 non



Learn different techniques, leaving whites, masking, negative spaces, centre of interest, glazing, colour value. You will work on your favourite subject, so bring a picture or drawing. Suggested supplies: Paper - Arches 140 lb. cold pressed loose sheet or block, 1” watercolour brush, #10 round watercolour brush. Paints - yellow, alizarin crimson red, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna (any others you like), pencil, soft eraser, water container, tissues, palette or plate to mix paint on. Bring whatever you have. Instructor Vivian Andrews. Pre-register. Fridays, 1:00-3:00 pm Sept 4-Oct 30 (9 weeks) $42 member / $49 non

No, this is not a course to teach you about bird calls or the latest art craze but a new way of communicating what you are doing throughout the day to your family and friends. Learn how to create a Twitter account and tweet with the best of them. Check out websites that offer free blogging areas and explore your creative side. Instructor: Corie Kelly, MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist). Pre-register Sat. Oct 17, 1:00-3:00 pm $15 member / $18 non

PHOTOGRAPHY DIGITAL CAMERAS – LET’S GET STARTED This workshop is an introduction to digital cameras: how they work and how to use them. Ideal for new owners of digital cameras or if

BUNKA ARTISTRY Originating from Japan, this craft uses a punch needle and silk-like rayon threads to create beautiful pictures resembling delicately

shaded paintings. No knots to tie and mistakes are easy to correct. This course is for new and returning students and all skill levels. All supplies available from instructor Mary Pierson (beginner kit cost: $50). Beginners are welcome and can start anytime! Pre-register. Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am Sept 8-Oct 13 (6 classes) $33 members / $39 non Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am Oct 20-Nov 24 (6 classes) $33 members / $39 non

LEARN TO KNIT OR CROCHET (EVENING) This course is great for people who want to find out which craft brings them the most pleasure. Learn about tension, yarn labels, yarns and textures. Bring paper, pencil, 5mm knitting needles 5mm crochet hook and a 100 g ball of worsted yarn. Students may purchase supplies in class from the instructor. Instructor: Lise Stewart (former owner of Knitwit Studio in Fergus). Pre-register. (No class Oct 12). Mondays, 7:00-8:30 pm Sept 14-Oct 26 (6 classes) $35 member / $42 non Mondays, 7:00-8:30 pm Nov 2-Dec 7 (6 classes) $35 member / $42 non

DRAMA GROUP: The Victoria Park Players We need your help! Our Drama Group is looking for more volunteers! If you enjoy performing, this fun and lively group is for you! No experience needed and they are looking for more people to join them! Both men & women are welcome! The group meets at pre-arranged times to practice. The first meeting will be Thurs. Sept. 17 @ 2:00 pm. They will be preparing for the Christmas Performance. Interested? Contact: Joan Brownlow 519-787-2972. Begins: Sept 17 @ 2:00 pm

LEARN TO PLAY THE UKULELE! Would you like to learn to play the ukulele to your favourite songs? This is the class for you! We will learn some basic chords and classic tunes to sing along to. Ukuleles and stands can be purchased from the instructor. See you there! Learn in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. No previous music background needed. Please pre-register one week in advance. Instructor:

Lorraine McDonald. Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 am Oct 8-Nov 12 (6 wks) $46 member /$49 non

LEARN TO PLAY GUITAR Would you like to learn to play guitar or do you have one collecting dust in a closet? Are you a little rusty from not playing for years? Then this is the course for you. In this relaxing class we will learn to tune a guitar and how to play using chords and strumming. When we get good enough, we will learn a few songs. You will need a guitar and a music stand for this course. Instructor: Lorraine McDonald. Pre-register. Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 pm Oct 8-Nov 12 (6 wks) $46 member /$49 non

MAGIC TRICKS Be a hit at your family Christmas party this year! Amaze the kids and grandkids and sometimes yourself by taking this basic magic tricks class taught by award-winning magicomedian Peter Marucci. Each class will be devoted to a couple of tricks, including how to do it and the story lines that can be woven around the “magic”. In addition to being a fun way of entertaining, it is ideal for maintaining hand-eye coordination, hand flexibility and mental agility. Pre-register. Mondays, 11:00am-12:00 pm Oct. 19-Nov 16 (5 classes) $5 member / $8 non

RUBBER STAMPING Beginner to advanced stampers will enjoy this fun, hands-on workshop. Create your own personalized cards and learn other crafty ideas! Bring scissors, glue stick and a $6 supplies fee to class. Instructor: Joanne McTavish. Pre-register. Tues. Oct. 20, 9:30-11:30 am $3 member / $5 non

HOLIDAY CARD MAKING Join instructor Lois Sander for a day of exploring many exciting card making techniques. Carve your own stamps and then create a small box to house them, participate in a dynamic marbling process, have some uncontrollable fun with magic markers and bring out your inner artist when you design a card with decorated labels. As your piece dries there will be demonstrations on mounting them in the various card-

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Tues. Oct. 13, 6:00-8:00 pm $15 member / $18 non

stock supplies. Bring lunch, pencil, ruler, scissors, UHU glue stick, old magazine, masking tape, rag, apron. $10 supply fee, payable to instructor at class covers cost of cardstock, envelopes, erasers, specialty papers and full use of instructors’ supplies. Extra cardstock, envelopes, specialty tool will be available for purchase. If you’ve taken Lois’ classes before, you will be learning new techniques. Pre-register Tuesday, November 10 10:00 am to 3:30 pm $39 members / $47 non

MEDIEVAL BRASS RUBBINGS Join us for this fun and unusual session! Enjoy a fascinating historical talk followed by a fun hands-on workshop. Medieval brasses are engravings in brass plate laid in stone. Dating from the 12th century they are found in many English and a few European churches. Brasses commemorate royalty, clergy, knights, etc. Your completed rubbing (which you take home) makes a unique wall-hanging. Instructor: Debbie Kneisel from K-W Medieval Brass Rubbings. Pre-register. All supplies included. Tues. Nov 24, 1:00-3:00 pm $11 member / $13 non

GENERAL INTEREST BOOK CLUB Love to read? Share your interest with others in this drop-in group at the Centre! They meet the first Friday of each month at 11:00 am. Upcoming book to be discussed for the fall session – Sept. 4: “No Time to Say Goodbye” by Linwood Barclay, Oct. 2:“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows, Nov. 6: “On Beauty” by Zadie Smith, Dec. 4: “Anna” by Pat Mestern. For more information please contact Group Convenor Lee Walsh 519-843-3491.


BRAIN GYM Brain Gym and More is an innovative program that supports the current brain research about the brain’s plasticity. People who participate in this program may find that it can reduce or slow down neuro-degenerative disease. Pre-Register. This session is presented by Heritage River Retirement Residence. Thurs. Sept. 10 at 11:00am $1 member / $3 non

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GARDENING WITH TREVOR! Join Trevor Ashbee, Horticulturalist for the Township of Centre Wellington for this interesting and informative gardening session. He’ll provide you with information to help you get your garden ready for the fall and winter seasons. Don’t miss it! Pre-register Mon. Sept. 14 @ 10:30 am $1 member / $3 non

LUNCH & LEARN FINANCIAL SEMINAR: The Road to Long Term Care For couples over age 65, there is a two out of three chance that at least one spouse will enter a facility at some point. By age 80, one of three men and two of five women will spend time in a nursing home for long term care services. Government-funded long-term care facilities charge rates that can add up. Are you and your family prepared? Find out how much government health plans really cover. Discover how to lessen the financial burden of long term care. Learn about the advantages of long term care insurance. Enjoy a free light lunch with this seminar. Presented by James Rankin, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. No charge. Friday, September 18 10:30 am-12:30 pm

LEARN TO PLAY BID EUCHRE Join in a fun session with volunteer instructor Andrea Corner to learn how to play this interesting card game. (Bid euchre group meets weekly Tuesdays 1:00 pm). Pre-register. Drop-in fee: $1 members / $3 non. Three dates to choose from: Tues. Sept. 29, 10:00-11:00 am, Tues. Oct. 27, 10:00-11:00 am or Tues. Nov. 24, 10:00-11:00 am

MAKING YOUR MONEY LAST: 10 Principles for Living in Retirement Whether you’re nearing retirement or have already retired, you know saving money was just the first step. You also have to make it last. This seminar, presented at the annual Active Living & Retirement Show, will provide you with practical ways to manage your money in retirement with the goal of providing a stable, steady income. As you may spend more than 20 years in retirement, you will want to ensure your money lasts as long as you need it. Pre-

sented by James Rankin, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. No charge. Saturday, October 3 11:30 am-12:30 pm

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE Have you always wanted to learn the game or need to brush up on your skills (if you haven’t played in awhile)? Join instructor Don McNiven in a fun, relaxed atmosphere to learn or improve skills. Pre-register. Thursdays, 1:00 to 3:00 pm Oct. 15-Dec. 3 (8 classes) $38 members / $41 non

BRIDGE TRICKS TO MAKE YOUR CONTRACT This course is for those who have some bridge playing experience and want to improve their game. Instructor: Don McNiven. Pre-register. Thursdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am Oct. 15-Dec. 3 (8 classes) $38 members / $41 non

SIX MISTAKES RETIREES MAKE WITH THEIR FINANCES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM This session is for investors 55+ who are planning to retire or have already retired and who want to avoid costly mistakes. Topics: a retiree’s biggest mistake and how to avoid it, how to avoid outliving your money (your money should not be retired!), two most common mistakes in selecting mutual funds, avoiding risk while maximizing growth, the least cost method of long term care protection – free, how to avoid the government becoming your biggest beneficiary. Presented by Beth Hasson of Investors Group. Pre-register. Mon. Oct. 19, 10:30am-12:00pm $1 members / $3 non

IDEAS AND INSPIRATION FOR ORGANIZING Professional organizers Kathy MacLean and Liz Vogt (Methodical Minds) will inspire you with strategies and tips on what to do with family treasures and the accumulations of a lifetime. This interactive workshop will help if you are moving to a smaller residence, or simply want to feel more organized in your current home. Feeling overwhelmed by stuff? Needing to downsize to a smaller residence? Learn practical tips to help you decide what to keep and how to organize it, where to donate or sell the items you no longer need or want. Pre-register.

Tues. Oct. 20 @ 1:30 pm $1 members / $3 non

KICK START: EARLY LITERACY SKILLS For Children and Grandchildren It is important to attend this workshop if you have young children or grandchildren from infancy to age five or six. A solid foundation in beginning reading skills is vital for school success. You will come away with helpful information and handouts about early literacy and related fun activities for both home and school. It’s never too soon to start! The presenter, Sue Foard, has extensive knowledge and experience in literacy as a retired primary and special education teacher; an early literacy teacher leader and finally a curriculum leader/teacher mentor within the Upper Grand District School Board. Kindly pre-register for this session by Oct. 15. Thursday, October 22 1:30-3:00 pm $27 member / $31 non

FALL FRESH FOOD WITH FRABERTS Join us for this fun session! Some seniors find meals challenging – whether from wanting more meal options, needing something fast with good nutritional value, or maybe wanting a break from meal preparation. Join Jackie Fraser from Fraberts Fresh Foods for some great food and meal ideas! Pre-register. Mon. October 26 @ 10:30 am $1 member / $3 non

PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP Want to learn a few tips to improve your public speaking skills? Whether you are looking for some tips on speaking to a small group or a large crowd or maybe giving a toast at a special event, you won’t want to miss this session. Topics: presentation in posture, introducing a speaker, presenting a gift, stage fright. Presenter Margaret McDonald has A.R.C.T Royal Conservatory of Music, in Speech Arts and Drama, B.A. in Fine Arts in Theatre. She has taught speech and drama for 25 years, taught English as a second language, public speaking, assertiveness training and has acted in and directed many plays. Pre-register. Fri. Oct. 30, 9:30-11:30 am $1 member / $3 non

Understanding Your Investments This session is geared to investors holding Mutual Funds. Know what “products” you hold and compare them with other investment options. Increase your gains by learning about the many costs involved and ways to decrease those costs. This discussion will put you on the road to becoming “Financially Literate” and put you in a position to know what questions to ask of your Financial Planner/Advisor. Please sign up in advance. Group Leader: Joan Coxhead, Senior Centre Volunteer. Mon. Nov 2 @ 10:30 am $1 member / $3 non

COIN APPRAISAL CLINIC Have you wondered about the value of those coins you’ve been saving? Coin expert and volunteer, Donald Quant, will value and identify your coins and trade dollars. He has been an avid collector all his life and has extensive knowledge to share. Book your appointment (between 1:00 & 4:00 pm) prior to the clinic by calling the Centre. Tues. Nov 10, $1 mem/$3 non

LUNCH & LEARN FINANCIAL SEMINAR: Building Your Financial Foundation with Bonds Don’t miss this free lunch & learn financial session! Learn about where to position fixed income in your portfolio, advantages of fixed income investments, types of fixed income and how bonds can help you meet your investment goals. Enjoy lunch! Seating is limited. Presented by James Rankin, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. No charge. Friday, November 13 10:30 am-12:30 pm

LUNCH & TOUR OF HERITAGE RIVER RETIREMENT RESIDENCE If you have never toured Heritage River Retirement Residence in Elora, now’s your chance! Includes a delicious lunch at 12:00pm at Heritage River, entertainment and the tour – all at no cost to you! Please pre-register at the Seniors Centre. Four dates to choose from. Wed. Sept 9, Wed. Oct 14, Wed. Nov 25 and/or Wed. Dec. 16

SUDOKU FUN! Want to learn how to do this puzzle that so many people seem to be doing these days? Find out why it is so addictive! Or maybe you have tried doing it but can’t seem to get beyond the easy or intermediate level? Learn some tips to help you on your way to solving the puzzles quickly and without mistakes! Those who have taken this workshop before are welcome to take it again as a refresher. (Thanks to volunteer Bud Fauteux for leading these sessions). Pre-register. Four workshop dates to choose from: Fridays, 9:30 - 11:30am Sept 18,Oct 23, Nov 13 or Dec 18. $1 member / $3 non.

REAL ESTATE – TRANSITIONS Changing your life can be rewarding! This seminar is an overview designed to enlighten you on options and procedures to ease the transition from your or a loved one’s present home. This can seem a daunting task to many of us- let us help you! Bring your questions/concerns to Facilitators Monica Hendel & Sharon O'Shea, recently Accredited Senior Agents and Sales Representatives with Edge Realty Solutions in Centre Wellington. Pre-register. Mon. Sept 28 @ 10:30 am $1 member / $3 non YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU – A GUIDE TO ESTATE PLANNING This seminar outlines how seniors can maximize the value of their estate and minimize taxes associated with the transfer of assets to the next generation. Topics to be covered include minimizing or avoiding probate/legal fees, insured asset transfer, charitable giving and current legislation concerning estate planning. Presented by: Geoffrey Hornby, Financial Advisor with Freedom 55 Financial. Pre-register. Mon. Nov 30 @ 10:30 am $1 member / $3 non

55 ALIVE – MATURE DRIVER IMPROVEMENT COURSE A driver refresher classroom course by the Canada Safety Council to help mature drivers improve driving skills. Learn about current rules of the road, how to operate your vehicle safely in today's driving environment and

some adjustments to common agerelated changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. Gain more confidence behind the wheel. Instructor: Susan Fow (Certified Professional Driving Instructor). Cost includes a workbook and a Driver Improvement Certificate issued by Canadian Safety Council. Pre-register. Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00 pm Oct 27 & Nov 3 $55 member / $60 non

GRANDMOTHERS ON THE GRAND Learn more about the humanitarian crisis in Africa and about the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation which has worked tirelessly supporting African grandmothers who have been thrust into the role of caregiver to millions of AIDS orphans. They are raising their grandchildren (some HIV positive) after their own children have died of AIDS. Our presentation will tell you about the many grandmother groups that have sprung up across Canada to be the voice for these African Grandmothers. Our local group is called Grandmothers on the Grand. We will show you the documentary: “The Man Who Couldn’t Sleep”, produced by the Nature of Things about Stephen Lewis and work he does in Africa. An uplifting story about Stephen Lewis, one of Canada’s own heroes, as he battles indifference with the UN and governments. The film also gives us a moving insight into the lives of struggling African grandmothers and into the homes of child-headed households. You will leave this presentation filled with pride in the human spirit and determination to become involved. Presented by Sharon Ogden & Elly Tuitman. Pre-register. Mon. Nov 16 @ 10:30 am $1 member / $3 non

UNDERTAKING GENEALOGY IN WELLINGTON COUNTY Join us for this very interesting and informative session. Excellent session to attend if you are interested in family history, are currently doing research or maybe want to know where to begin. Presented by Karen Wagner, Archivist with the Wellington County Museum and Archives. Pre-register. Mon. Nov. 23 @ 10:30 am $1 member / $3 non

NORWAY IN IRELAND: TOURISM IN IRELAND IN THE 1890’S Don’t miss this interesting historical talk! Join guest speaker Dr. Kevin James from the University of Guelph’s Scottish History Dept. How is it that a prominent landlord sought to ‘transplant’ Norway to Ireland in the 1890’s? Could visitors to the Emerald Isle really be convinced that they were in fact gazing upon ‘Norwegian’ scenery? In this talk, Kevin explores the intriguing effort to ‘conjure’ Norway in remote Co. Donegal as the Nordic county’s fame as a tourist destination grew, with Irish tourist-promoters looking on enviously! (You may know Professor Kevin James from the History Channel’s genealogy program “Ancestors in the Attic”). Pre-register. Mon. Dec. 7 at 10:30am $1 member / $3 non

OLDER & “BETTOR” Do you know the odds of matching all 6 numbers in Lotto 6/49? Did you know that gambling has become the new pastime of the 21st century? Come and have some fun playing bingo. In a fun and interactive way this program will explore ways to keep gambling fun, test your knowledge about gambling, and capture your playful spirit. Presented by Michelle Nogueira, RSSW, CAC II, CPGC, Counsellor with the Homewood Community Services. Pre-register. Mon. Dec. 14 @ 10:30 am $1 member / $3 non

HEALTH & WELLNESS THESE FEET ARE MADE FOR WALKING… Join Tina Darke, foot care nurse, for an important talk on foot care! She will discuss basic foot problems such as corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, blisters, etc. and how to manage these common problems, how to choose the correct shoe, home remedies, what you can do for yourself and when to seek professional help. As well, she will discuss diabetic care for feet. Lots of handouts and giveaways! Bring your questions! Pre-register. Mon. August 24 @ 10:30 am $1 member / $3 non

DO YOU KNOW WHAT OHIP REALLY COVERS? Is it enough for you? Join presenter Deirdre Kane with ENCON Group, specialists in Retiree Benefits since 1984, for a discussion about health

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care services provided by the province. Find out about the coverage you now have through the government and what health care expenses you can expect to personally pay out-of-pocket. More and more Canadians are supplementing government benefits with private plans to bridge gaps in government health insurance plans. Pre-register.

Spittal and Cardiac Nurse Nora Bamsey from the Upper Grand Family Health Team for these monthly nutrition sessions. For those who sign up, please vote for a topic you would like (only choosing one per session) and the overall consensus would decide the topic presented that day. No charge.

Mon August 31 at 10:30am $1 member / $3 non

Fri. Sept. 25, 11:30 am-1:00 pm 1. Arthritis Management OR 2. Prostate Cancer Prevention & Management OR 3. Alzheimer Disease management

ARTHRITIS SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (ASMP) Learn how to take control of your arthritis with this 6 week workshop from the Arthritis Society. Learn how to cope with chronic pain, understand treatment options, learn strategies to deal with your pain, connect with others living with arthritis. Textbook: $35 per person or $55 per couple sharing book (payable at first class). Instructors: Mary Ann Hollett & Doreen Warner-Fibke . Limited seating. Pre-register.

Fri. Oct. 23, 11:30-1:00 pm 1. Celiac Disease management OR 2. Macular degeneration (Eye Disease) prevention &/or management OR 3. Immune Health management

Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 pm Aug 27-Oct 1 (6 weeks)

Fri. Dec 18, 11:30-1:00 pm 1. Healthy Lifestyle Solutions OR 2. Body Image &/or Self esteem OR 3. Depression prevention &/or management


THE ARTHRITIS SOCIETY’S CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP The Arthritis Society is Canada’s only not-for-profit organization dedicated to arthritis education and community support to the 4 million Canadians living with arthritis. This workshop is patterned after course sections from the Arthritis Self-Management Program, a nationally recognized program of education and self-management. It is designed to strengthen your ability to manage arthritis. The program compliments prescribed treatment programs provided by health-care professionals. Learn about arthritis pain and what you can do about it. Hear about medications, exercise and stress management techniques. Share experiences with others living with arthritis. Topics: the anatomy of a joint (physical causes of pain in arthritis); what pain is, description of pain cycle; what you can do about pain, relaxation techniques, stress management, coping with depression, use of exercise and handling fatigue; medications. Pre-register. Monday, September 21 10:15am-12:15pm - No charge

SENIORS HEALTH TASTE & TALKS Join Registered Dietitian Amanda

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Fri. Nov. 27, 11:30-1:00 pm 1. Diabetes prevention &/or management OR 2. Chron’s & Colitis Disease management OR 3. Osteoporosis prevention &/or management

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR ENERGY BY 300% Learn about the 4 keys that are vital to get and keep your body at peak energy. Join presenter Dr. Jim Kaminski from Fergus Family Chiropractic for this informative session. Don’t miss it! Pre-register. Tues. Sept 29 at 9:30am $1 member / $3 non

HOSPICE WELLINGTON IS ALL ABOUT LIVING The Hospice Out Public Speaking (HOPS) group of Hospice Wellington will speak on the philosophies and services available from Hospice Wellington. The HOPS Powerpoint presentation includes information on palliative and bereavement services including the extensive wellness programs offered by Hospice Wellington. In addition, you will learn about the progress of our Wellington County Residential Hospice that will open in spring 2010. Numerous free materials will be provided and the HOPS presenters will be available after the presentation for discussion. Pre-register. Mon. October 5 @ 10:30 am $1 member / $3 non

HOMEOPATHY FOR ACUTE AILMENTS Homeopathy is a holistic, complementary medicine that can be used for acute and chronic ailments. It is gentle, non-toxic, non-allergenic and has no side-effects. Treat yourself and family for colds, flus and first aid. For chronic ailments it is best to seek help from a qualified Homeopath. Presenter Marg Gollinger, DSHomMed, will discuss acute ailments, with emphasis on the flu and how you can help protect and treat yourself and family using homeopathic remedies. Flu remedies will be available. Other remedies discussed are available at health food stores. For a homeopathic alterative to the flu shot call Marg Gollinger 519846-5574. Pre-register. Fri. Oct 9, 10:30-11:30 am $1 members / $3 non

BRAINS, BEHAVIOUR & BALANCE Please join us for a 3-part series: “Brains, Behaviour and Balance” – all about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Information includes a tour of our brains, a discussion of behaviours that come with brain changes, and tips for caregivers in creating balance for your self while giving care to another. Handouts and refreshments included. Presented by Robin Smart, Education Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society. Pre-register. You are welcome to attend one, two or all three sessions. Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm October 9, 16 & 23 (3 classes) Donation appreciated

FLU CLINIC: GET THE VACCINE, NOT THE FLU Wellington Dufferin Guelph Health Unit will be offering a free public flu clinic held at Victoria Park Seniors Centre. All are welcome! For additional flu clinics in the area please call the Public Health Unit or view online at Fri. Oct 16, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

GRIEF DURING THE HOLIDAYS When you have lost someone very dear to you, the most difficult obstacle to cross is getting through the holidays. Holidays, which are traditionally times where people gather with friends and family, can be a painful reminder of someone who isn’t with you anymore. If you or

someone you know is experiencing grief, please come and attend. It makes no difference whether the loss took place last week, several months ago, last year or even longer. The holidays always seem to bring those deep emotions flooding right back to the surface. Pre-register. Presented by Erin McInnis, Grief & Bereavement Coor. with Hospice Wellington. Mon. Nov 9 @ 10:30 am $1 member / $3 non

HEARING SCREENING ASSESSMENTS Come out and get your hearing screened by Mary Young, Hearing Care Counsellor with the Canadian Hearing Society. Book your ½ hour appointment prior to the clinic by calling the Reception Desk at Victoria Park Seniors Centre 519-787-1814. This is geared to individuals wondering if their hearing has changed. If you wear hearing aids and have questions, please call Mary Young at the Can. Hearing Society 519-8214242 to set up a separate appointment. No charge! Tuesday, November 17 Appts: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

DO I REALLY NEED A HEARING AID? Join us for this workshop on how to deal positively with the change in your hearing. Topics covered: hearing assessment, what is an audiogram, types of hearing aids, cost and adapting to aids. Also to be discussed, “maybe I don’t really need a hearing aid” and effective communication strategies. Lots of time for questions and discussions. Geared for those who may have hearing aids or thinking about purchasing their first set. (Note: This is an information session only – no selling of hearing aids). Presented by Mary Young, Hearing Care Counsellor with the Canadian Hearing Society. Pre-register. Thurs. Jan 14, 9:00am-12:30 pm $5 donation to Can. Hearing Society

MAKING YOUR OWN HERBAL TEAS AND RECIPES Participants will learn to grow, harvest and maintain a tea garden. This activity will be of interest to those who wish to use sensory stimulation for mind, body and soul. Participants will be able to adapt this activity for

Thurs. Dec. 3, 1:00-3:00 pm

DEFIBRILLATOR/AED WORKSHOP In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the ins & outs of this life saving device. All Senior Centre volunteers are welcome. If you are interested in learning the basics or in having a refresher session if you took it the last time please join us. (Note: This is not a certification course). Pre-register at the Seniors Centre. Limited space. No charge. Workshop held at the Sportsplex. Thursday, December 3 2:00-3:30 pm

FRIDAY MOVIES! Fridays at 1:00 pm we show great movies on a large-screen TV. Cost is only $2 for members or $3 non to cover cost of refreshments after the show. Thanks to Cherry Hill Video for helping to sponsor program! Pick up the detailed movie description page from the Centre, listing our fall lineup of great films! No need to preregister – just drop-in! Sept. 4 The Note II: Taking a Chance on Love Sept. 11 Living Proof Sept. 18 Stone of Destiny Sept. 25 Fireproof (Movie cancelled Oct. 2) Oct. 9 Confessions of a Shopaholic Oct. 16 Last Chance Harvey Oct. 23 New in Town Oct. 30 Duplicity (Movie cancelled Nov. 6) Nov. 13 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Nov. 20 The Soloist

Nov. 27 Love Actually Dec. 4 Where God Left His Shoes Dec. 11 The Perfect Holiday Dec. 18 Fred Claus

SPECIAL EVENTS (Note: For many of the special events, there is a now an “Early Bird” reduced ticket cost if purchased prior to the event. Please check each event for the early bird deadline).

ANNUAL PEACH SOCIAL Join us for this fun and very popular special event fundraiser at the Centre and have a peach of a day! Stay for lunch and enjoy homemade peach pie or peach shortcake for dessert. Browse through the craft tables, buy a ticket for our many in-house raffle draws or maybe take home some homemade baking! Of course, there will be large-sized fresh Niagara peaches and homemade peach pies for sale. Thanks to the Centre’s Program Committee for organizing this annual fundraiser for the Centre! (Let us know if you can help us with this event as volunteers are needed). Don’t miss it! Free admission. Saturday, August 22 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

OPEN HOUSE & NEW MEMBERS WELCOME! Get a taste of the life of a senior! Bring a friend and discover some new activities and opportunities to make the most of your retirement years. This is our opportunity to welcome current members, new members and future members to the Centre! Anyone who wants to learn about what the Centre has to offer is invited. See displays of our drop-in activities and meet the activity convenors, advisory board members, program convenors, staff and other new members. Enjoy refreshments and tours of the facility and learn about the many opportunities and programs available to you. Everyone is invited. A great opportunity to find out what the Centre is all about. No charge! Friday, September 11 10:00 am-12:00 pm

ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY COFFEE-BREAK FUNDRAISER The Seniors Centre is once again participating in the 14th Annual Alzheimer’s Coffee Break Fundraiser, celebrated across Canada. Stop by the Seniors Centre during the week

of Sept. 14 to Sept. 18 for coffee and give a donation! (All donations go to local Alzheimer's programs and support services).

MONTHLY HOMEMADE LUNCH FUNDRAISERS Enjoy a delicious homemade lunch on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 12:00 pm, organized and prepared by the Centre’s Program Committee. Call the Reception Desk at Victoria Park Seniors Centre to reserve your spot ahead of time as there is limited seating and sometimes we are sold out! Thanks to the Centre’s Program Committee for organizing these special lunch fundraisers for the Centre. Cost for each lunch is only $6.50 for members or $7.50 non-members. Held: Sept. 16, Oct. 21 & Nov 18.

TAN JAY FASHION SHOW See the new fall fashions from Tan Jay & Alia and the new arrivals of jackets, pants, skirts, sweaters, vests and much more! Regular and petite sizes available. Can you help model the clothes (no experience needed) let us know at the Centre as we are looking for volunteer models! Refreshments included. Pre-register. Please note early bird deadline. Fri. Sept 25 @ 1:30 pm $5 mem / $6 non (by Sept 18) $6 mem/$7 non (after Sept 18)

ACTIVE LIVING & RETIREMENT TRADE SHOW Visit the 3rd Annual one-day event at Victoria Park Seniors Centre and see the many exhibitor booths for information available from a variety of organizations: health and financial services, travel, recreation, seniors support services and much more! Enjoy seminars on a variety of topics. Lots of giveaways and door prizes. This free event allows you to learn more about opportunities and services for older adults in our community. Enjoy lunch and refreshments! Free admission. Saturday, October 3 10:00 am-2:00 pm

POKER WALK Did you know that Oct. 3 to 9 is in motion week? This is a health promotion strategy to encourage you to include regular physical activity in your daily life. So, to celebrate in motion week and to encourage everyone to be active, join us for a fun poker walk in Victoria Park. At des-

ignated stops, you will receive a playing card. At the end of the walk we will see who has the best poker hand. No poker playing experience needed! Join us for a fun morning to promote fun physical activity! (Walking a total of 2 kms). Prizes to be won! No charge. Rain or shine. Wed. October 7 @ 10:45 am

HALLOWEEN DESSERT & EUCHRE PARTY – FUNNY HAT DAY! Join us at the Centre for a fun, Halloween-themed afternoon! Enjoy delicious homemade dessert and ice cream! Euchre will be played with cash prizes to be won. This year’s theme is a “funny hat day” so wear a funny or outrageous hat and you will win a prize! Bring a friend! Thanks to the Centre’s Program Committee for organizing this fundraiser. Pre-register. Please note early bird deadline! Fri. October 30 @ 1:00 pm $5 mem / $6 non (by Oct 23) $6 mem/$7 non (after Oct 23)

FALL BAZAAR Come out for a fun day at the Centre! Lots of craft items for sale, lucky draws, home baking, attic treasures, quilt raffle draw, lunch and refreshments! Don’t miss this annual event, a major fundraiser for the Centre organized by the Centre’s Craft and Quilting Group. Stay for lunch! Free admission. Saturday, November 7 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

DECK THE HALLS! Get into the holiday spirit! Help us decorate the Centre for Christmas. We are looking for volunteers so let us know if you can help! Fri. November 20 @ 9:00 am

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Each year, the Centre holds a General Meeting to report to the Centre’s membership: the business of the year, financial report, committee reports, activity convenor reports and electing the Advisory Board. All members are encouraged to attend. Find out what’s happening at your Centre! (All Centre activities are cancelled during the meeting). Thurs. Nov. 26 @ 2:00 pm

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all of the seasons, even if they do not have a tea garden. Those attending will come away with information sheets on culture and care of herbs, their own special pot and Chinese porcelain cup, plus all of the recipes to get them started. This session is designed to inspire attendees through the healing benefits of growing and using herbs for mind, body and soul. Presented by Mitchell Hewson (Homewood Health Centre’s Horticultural Therapist). Please register with the Alzheimer Society 519836-7672 and pay at the door. Cost: $15 (includes refreshments & all supplies). This educational session, held at Victoria Park Seniors Centre, is presented in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of GuelphWellington and the Geropsychiatry Community Education Program at Homewood Health Centre.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER Join us for our annual Christmas Dinner held at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex! Enjoy a delicious homemade turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Reception at 5:30 pm. Dinner served at 6:00 pm. Enjoy excellent entertainment after dinner. Tickets are purchased at the Centre ahead of time. Reserve your spot early to avoid disappointment. Pre-register. Friday, December 11 $20 members / $25 non

CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE Don’t miss this very special afternoon Christmas Performance produced by two very talented Victoria Park Seniors Centre groups: “The Victoria Park Players” and “The Victoria Park Ensemble”. This is a oneof-a-kind event! Donations gratefully accepted. Fri. December 18 @ 2:00 pm

CHRISTMAS CAROL SING-A-LONG Get into the holiday spirit! Join us for a fun, musical afternoon led by the Centre’s talented choir: “The Victoria Park Ensemble”. Enjoy hot apple cider and lots of special Christmas goodies! All are welcome to join us! No charge. Mon. December 21 @ 1:30 pm


DROP-IN ACTIVITY GROUPS New participants always welcome to take part in the following activities. Most activity groups listed below charge a small pay-as-you-go fee or set a yearly fee. Attend any activity at no charge for your first visit. You can then join the Centre OR pay the non-member fee each time ($1 added to drop-in fee). You may want to call the Centre before your first visit, as some groups require prior organization of players. Should you require more information we encourage you to contact the Activity Convenor listed below each activity. • Art Group We are hoping to get this group going again! The group had been meeting Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 pm for a social and creative afternoon! Bring any type of art or hobby you would like to work on! Drop-in fee: $1 members / $2 non. Inter-

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ested? Contact the Centre. • Bid Euchre This fun group meets Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Drop-in fee: $1 members / $2 non (with prizes). Convenor: Andrea Corner 519-843-7406. We can teach you how to play the game as well! • Billiards, Snooker & Pool We have two tables at the Centre, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Centre is also open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7:00 to 9:00 pm. $35 for an annual membership OR 25¢ per game. Contact: Ted Haines 519-843-4408. • Book Club Love to read? Share your interest with others! Group meets the first Friday of the month at 11:00 am to discuss that month’s book. The book list is generated based on group input and is available at the reception desk. The group resumes on Sept. 4. Interested in joining? Contact the Centre or Group Convenor: Lee Walsh 519-843-3491. Drop-in fee: $1 members / $2 non. • Bridge Duplicate Bridge is played Mondays at 7:00 pm (including holidays). $3 drop-in fee for members / $4 non (with prizes). Convenor: Don McNiven 519-843-1361.

Contract Bridge is played Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. Drop-in fee: $1 members / $2 non (with prizes). Convenor: Marjorie Lake 519-843-7136. Duplicate Bridge is played Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. No charge if you come to the Wednesday Lunch otherwise $1 drop-in fee for members / $2 non. Convenor: Leone Masson 519-843-2044. Social Bridge is played Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Drop-in fee: $1 members / $2 non (with prizes) Convenor: Jean Holman 519-843-2004. • Carpet Bowling Calling all carpet bowlers! We are hoping to get this group going again! Newcomers welcome and we will show you how to play. The group had been meeting Tuesdays at 1:30 pm. If interested, contact the Centre or Convenor: Brian Dowling 519-843-5019. • Chess We are hoping to get this group going! Contact the Centre if interested or if you could teach someone how to play. The group had been

meeting Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. Drop-in fee: $1 members / $2 non. • Choir: Victoria Park Ensemble This vibrant group practices on Mondays at 2:00 pm and are always looking for more people to join them! Come if you love to sing or play an instrument. This group starts up again on Sept. 14 @ 2:00 pm. Convenor: Morven McCorquodale 519-843-5066. • Craft Group Join us for a good time on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. Crafts made by the group are sold in the Centre’s Craft Shoppe year round and at our annual Fall Bazaar (Sat. Nov. 7). All proceeds support the Centre. Newcomers welcome! Contact Jane Watson 519-843-2262 or Jean Haines 519-843-4408 or the Centre if you would like to join • Cribbage This fun group meets Friday mornings at 9:30 am. They welcome new players and we can teach you how to play. Convenor: Vern Dowdall 519-843-3907. Drop-in fee: $1 members / $2 non. • Crokinole This fun group meets weekly on Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Contact the Centre if you are interested or simply drop-in! We can show you how to play the game. Drop-in fee: $1 members / $2 non. • Darts This group meets Thursday mornings at 10:00 am. We can teach you how to play and there are darts available for those who do not have there own. Drop-in fee: $1 members / $2 non. Convenor: Don Martin 519843-3153. • Drama Group: The Victoria Park Players If you enjoy performing, this fun and lively group is for you! No experience needed and they are looking for more people to join them! Both men & women are welcome! The group meets at pre-arranged times to practice. The first meeting will be Thurs. Sept. 17 @ 2:00 pm. They will be preparing for the Christmas Performance. Interested? Contact convenor: Joan Brownlow 519-787-2972. • Drop-in Games Come out and have a great time. Bring a friend! We have cards, cribbage boards, checker boards, chess, crokinole and jigsaw puzzles available.

• Euchre Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm (no charge if you attend the Wednesday Lunch, otherwise $1 drop-in fee for members / $2 non). Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm. Drop-in fee: $2 members / $3 non (with prizes to be won). Thursday Night Euchre convenors: Mary & Peter McDougall 519-843-4079. • Financial Discussion Group We are hoping to start up this group! The purpose of this group is to share information and learn how to better understand and manage your investments. Interested? Contact the Centre or group leader: Joan Coxhead 519-843-3616. Drop-in fee: $1 member / $2 non. • Friday Movie Fridays at 1:00 pm. Drop-in fee: $2 members / $3 non and includes refreshments after the show! Be sure to pick up the movie description page from the Centre. • Line Dancing-Daytime This beginner group for men and women meets Thursday mornings 9:15-11:00 am to learn basic steps. Drop-in fee: $1 members / $2 non. Begins Sept. 10. Convenors: Ray & Marie Burkitt 519-846-0036. Could you help instruct this class? If interested, let us know! • Line Dancing-Evening Come out for fun and exercise on Wednesdays from 7:15 to 8:45 pm to learn basic steps. Drop-in fee: $1 members / $2 non. Group begins Sept. 2. Join us! Convenors: Anne & Ron Davidson 519-787-2305. • Quilting Group Experienced quilters are welcome to join this group, which meet Mondays at 1:00 pm. Contact Jane Watson 519-843-2262 or Jean Haines 519-843-4408 or the Centre if you would like to join or if you have a quilt that needs to be quilted. (If you would like to learn to quilt, please contact the Centre for quilting courses offered). • Rug-Hooking (Traditional) This group meets Monday afternoons at 1:00 pm. All are welcome to come for a creative, social afternoon. Drop-in fee: $1 members / $2 non. Newcomers welcome. Convenor: Diane Barley 519-843-1133. • Scrabble Friendly competition and fun! This group welcomes newcomers and meets Friday mornings at 9:30 am.

Drop-in fee: $1 members / $2 non. Convenor: Trudy Kelly 519-8432506. • Shuffleboard Join us for fun, friendship and gentle exercise on Mondays at 1:00 pm. Drop-in fee: $1 members / $2 non. Beginners are most welcome! We will teach you the game. Contact Convenor: Joan Lambert 519-7871881 or Fern Saunders 519-8433777. • Stamp Collecting We are interested in getting this drop-in group going! If interested, contact the Centre. • Table Tennis Exercise in disguise! It’s fun, noncompetitive play. Group meets Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am & Thursday afternoon at 1:00 pm. Newcomers welcome! Drop-in fee: $1 members / $2 non. Convenor: Valerie Benn 519-846-8160. • Walking Groups Monday afternoons at 1:30 pm (including statutory holidays) meeting at the Centre to explore a different area each week. No cost. All walking levels welcome! Contact: Brian Dowling 519-843-5019.

Monday-Friday Mornings at 9:00 am meeting at the track in Victoria Park. No cost. All welcome! Walking poles are available for use. Contact: Donna Wagenaar 519-843-4754 • Wood Carving Group meets Wednesdays at 1:00 pm to learn and share knowledge! Bring your own carving tools. $3 drop-in fee for members only includes wood. Convenor: Lloyd Osburn 519-787-0805 & Paul Spedaliere.

WANTED: YOUR PROGRAM 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? • Is there a movie you would like to see? Please share your ideas by contacting Kathryn Morgan 519-787-1814. (Currently programming for Winter 2010).



• Line Dancing Volunteer Could you help teach line dancing? We need another volunteer or two to help out with the Thursday morning class. Please contact Victoria Park Seniors Centre 519-787-1814 or Convenor: Marie Burkitt 519846-0036.

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.

• Chess Instructor Interested in teaching someone the game of chess? Let us know!

All classes are subject to cancellation if there are insufficient registrations. If your class is cancelled due to insufficient enrolment, you can transfer to another class or receive a full refund.

• Program Committee Volunteers are needed to help on the Centre’s Program Committee, which plans and organizes special events and fundraisers for the Centre. This Committee meets once a month on the first Monday at 9:45 am. For more information contact Victoria Park Seniors Centre or Jane Watson 519-843-2262. • Special Events Volunteers are needed to help with food preparation, set up and organization for special events. Please contact Kathryn Morgan 519-7871814.


REFUNDS: Did you know that if you pay with your credit card or debit card we can refund your card should your course be cancelled? Consider using your credit card or debit card to register for a course or bus trip – no more waiting for a cheque in the mail!


Sharon O’Shea Sales Representative

105 Queen St. W., Unit 14 Fergus, Ontario N1M 1S6

Tel: (519) 843-3920 Fax: (519) 843-1943

Offices located in: Fergus • Orangeville • Gravenhurst Supporting Local Recreation and Sports Activities

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135 St. David Street South, Unit #6 Fergus,Ontario N1M 2L4 tel: 519-843-SOLD (7653) fax: 519-843-7652 toll free: 1-888-928-EDGE (3343) email: email:

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with music KEYFEST Beginners, Teens & Adults

MUSIC FOR YOUNG CHILDREN 3 - 8 year olds a good beginning never ends

KINDERMUSIK Village (Birth to 18 month) Our Time (18 months-3 yrs) Imagine That (3-5 yrs)

Performance tudios 519-843-3517

Private Instruction Guitar, Vocal, Piano, Theory

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Classes held at the CW Sportsplex and Grand River Dance Academy


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SHARON BURKE STARTS SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 CLASSIC YOGA for ALL LEVELS with DEEPER POSTURE AWARENESS A full program each week of classic postures, yoga breathing techniques and meditation that includes special time to focus on a single posture’s alignment principles and symbolic language. You’ll learn a deeper approach to yoga and improve your overall fitness, flexibility and well being. “All Levels” Yoga guides you to practice at your individual level of skill and intensity. Beginners always welcome. TUESDAY 6:30-8PM FRIDAY 9-10:30AM

CLASSIC YOGA PLUS MINDFULNESS TRAINING Mindfulness is a profoundly liberating and transforming practice that enriches your experience of life. It’s also proven clinically effective for anxiety, depression and stress. You’ll learn how to explore the habitual patterns of mind we all have and develop practices that increase openness to new possibilities and greater joy in life. This program includes classic yoga postures, inspiring deeper insights into mind, body and spirit. TUESDAY 9-10:30AM

COMPLETE FITNESS YOGA Get fit! Experience a total workout combining aerobic movements from Kundalini yoga with the deep stretching and strengthening of Power yoga. Add Yoga Core/Pilates cross training for abdominal toning and Pranayama, the yoga science of breath control, and you have a challenging, balanced practice to restore vitality, building strength, flexibility and endurance. No previous yoga experience is necessary. THURSDAY 6:30-8PM

GENTLE and RESTORATIVE YOGA Basic level yoga at a quiet pace. Renew your energy and release tension with nurturing, gentle stretches and slow deep breathing. The program includes special restorative postures that soothe body and soul. Each session finishes with a guided meditation for deep healing relaxation. Excellent for beginners and everyone who wants an accessible, easy paced yoga that promotes better health and relief from stress. THURSDAY 9-10:30AM COST: 12 Classes - $120 9 classes - $99 6 Classes - $72 Drop in - $13 WHERE: Melville United Church, St. Andrew St. Fergus – DROP IN’s WELCOME MORE INFO: or call Sharon at 519-787-2311

Sharon Burke MA, is a Yoga Master and certified teacher for over 20 years. Page 62


in motion week,

October 3 - 9


October 3 10:00-12:30pm Hike the Trail! Wellington County Museum 1:30-2:30pm FREE Public Skating CW Sportsplex 2:00-3:00pm Elora Community Centre 2:00-4:00pm FREE Public Swimming CW Sportsplex October 4 9:00-10:00am FREE Circuit Training Class (Weight Room) CW Sportsplex 1:00-4:00pm Weight Room Open House CW Sportsplex 1:00-5:00pm Sensational Amazing Race October 5 2:00-3:30pm FREE Adult & Tot Swim CW Sportsplex

October 6 6:30-7:15pm FREE Fitness Class CW Sportsplex October 7 International Walk to School Day Why not walk to and from school with your kids? 10:45 am Poker Walk Victoria Park, Fergus Bike Ride Elora Arena, 6:00pm sharp Middlebrook Rd. and return Helmets and lights encouraged October 8 9:15-10am FREE Fitness Class CW Sportsplex October 9 2:00-3:30pm FREE Adult Leisure Swim & Lane CW Sportsplex

For more information on any of these events call: 519.843.2800

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