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Rockcliffe Park

Community Centre

380 Springfield Road 613-842-8578



How to Register

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Direct your browser to and click on the 123Go Register icon to view programs and to sign up for a course. Please have your credit card number and expiry date ready (Visa/MasterCard). You will need your Family PIN number and Client Barcode(s).* at 613-580-2588. Please have your credit card number and expiry date ready (Visa/MasterCard). You will need your Family PIN number and Client Barcode(s).* Receipts will be available upon request.

Touch Tone Telephone

* If you require both Client Barcode(s) and Family PIN numbers, please call

613-580-2588, Monday to Friday 7 am-7 pm (with the exception of statutory holidays) and follow the prompts.

Registration begins March 10, 2011.

Recreation Office

360 Springfield Road (inside the Community Police Station)

In person

beginning March 10 during regular business hours

At the Rockcliffe Park Community Centre

In person during our hours of operation: Monday to Saturday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm. The Recreation Office is located at 360 Springfield Road inside the Community Police Centre.

Hours of Operation



Monday to Saturday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Summer Day Camps

The following day camp programs are offered at the Rockcliffe Park Community Centre. Participants need to bring a sun hat, sunscreen, water bottle, bathing suit (for sprinkler and water play), towel, peanut/nut-free lunch and two snacks. Register for pre- and post camp supervision from 8-9 am and 4-5 pm for an additional fee per week. Parents/guardians must complete and submit a signed participant enrolment form prior to the first day of camp. There will be no camp on July 1 and August 1. For more information please call 613-842-8578 or 613-580-2424 ext 36058.

Recreation Programs


Creative Movement 1

Children will explore creative expression through a natural response to music, rhythm, drama, and the use of simple props while focusing on the development of large motor skills. Warm-up and cool down will stretch and strengthen their bodies. Please wear gymnastics shoes or ballet slippers. Girls - white tights and a pink body suit. Boys - black body suit. Instructor: Maude Ayotte, 10 classes. 3-5 yrs Thu 4-4:45 pm Apr 14-Jun 16 $74 653195



Camp Pre/Post Care


6-12 yrs Mon-Fri 8-9 am / 4-5 pm $11.25 per week Come and learn how to play chess or improve your game with the assistance of a chess coach. All skill levels welcome. 6-12 yrs Mon-Thu 9 am-4 pm Jun 27-30 $125.75 653315

This program provides preschoolers with an engaging introduction to movement and the basics of ballet, giving them fundamentals that can be built upon in future dance and sports pursuits. The exercises are structured to develop strength, balance, flexibility and co-ordination. Girls: Pink bodysuit with pink or white tights and ballet shoes. Boys: Black bodysuit with black tights and black ballet shoes. Instructor: Maude Ayotte, 10 classes. 5-7 yrs Thu 4:50-5:35 pm Apr 14-Jun 16 $74 653209

Sportball Programs®

Drama Intensive

Feeling creative? Take up this challenge to write and produce a group play. Participate in script writing, acting techniques, directing, set construction, and most importantly the final product. Showcase your production for family and friends. 6-12 yrs Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm Aug 22-26 $157.25 653346

Clowning and Cartooning

Everybody loves a clown, but how would you like to be one? Spend the mornings learning a variety of cartooning and animation techniques, and afternoons exploring the art of clowning...lots of movement and physical action, mime and clown games. 6-12 yrs Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm Jul 4- 8 $157.25 653435

Big Art

In partnership with Sportball (www. the following preschool programs take place at the Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, 300 Des Pères-Blancs Ave. Please call 613-580-2424 x 36058 for more information. Children need to bring running shoes to each class. Spring 2011: No classes on April 24 and May 22. Instructor: Gloria Hui. Instructor is bilingual. For information, call 613-580-2424 x 36058.

Outdoor Soccer Parent & Tot

Nature Quest

Grab your binoculars and magnifying glasses to discover the wonders of nature in your neighbourhood. Through hands-on creative programming, your child will participate in a number of nature-based activities, including hiking, nature crafts, cooking, healthy exercise, plus loads of fun and games. 6-12 yrs Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm Jul 11-15 $157.25 653326

The focus in this camp will be on experimentation and playfulness with the aim of creating large scale art. Drama, games and free flow approaches to imagining will help children express themselves and experience the joy of art making. 6-12 yrs Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm Aug 29-Sep 2 $157.25 653368


This program is designed to guide parents and their children through the introductory skills for soccer. Parents are instructed on how to correctly assist their children in learning these skills. Children will need running shoes and a water bottle for each class. A $20 fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of the program - Children will receive a shirt and their own soccer ball. 2-3 yrs Thu 5:15-6 pm Jul 7-Aug 25 $131.50 634410

Children will learn the FUNdamentals of soccer, hockey, basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis and golf. Games and skills are taught in a non-competitive and supportive environment. 3-5 yrs Sun 1-2 pm Apr 3-Jun 5 $129.25 634542 4-6 yrs Sun 2-3 pm Apr 3-Jun 5 $129.25 634543

Multi-Sport Camp

Multi-Sport Parent & Tot

Survival Adventure

Using the natural areas in Rockcliffe Park, campers learn about nature with orienteering, survival and camping tips. Friday night includes an optional outdoor camping sleepover! Children can be picked up on Saturday morning between 9-10 am 6-12 yrs Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm Jul 18-22 $165 653317

Parents and children are introduced to soccer, hockey, basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis and golf. Games and skills are non-competitive, focusing on success and confidence. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 2-3 yrs Sun 3-3:45 pm Apr 3-Jun 5 $129.25 634398

Outdoor Soccer

Medieval Arts

Explore life in Medieval Europe through cooking, costume-making, music and craft projects. Make chain mail; learn how castles and catapults were built, and much more. 6-12 yrs Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm Jul 25-29 $157.25 653382


Come and learn how to play chess or improve your game with the assistance of a chess coach. All skill levels welcome. 6-12 yrs Tue-Fri 9 am-4 pm Aug 2-5 $125.75 653316


Fees are subject to change. Please check for any updates.

Children are taught the fundamental skills necessary to excel in soccer. These include throw-ins, dribbling, trapping, passing, goalie skills and more. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in an exciting, noncompetitive game. For safety reasons, parents are required to remain at the field during classes.Children will need running shoes and a water bottle each class. A $20 fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of the program - Children will receive a shirt and their own soccer ball. 3-5 yrs Thu 6-7 pm Jul 7-Aug 25 $131.50 634417

Join the Sportball team for a summer camp experience that your child will never forget! Children participate in the skills and games of seven different ball sports. Sports include: soccer, hockey, basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis, and golf. Camps also incorporate arts and crafts, music, co-operative games, snack time and theme days. Camps are run outdoors or indoors depending on the weather. Participants need to bring a sun hat, sunscreen, water bottle, and a nut-free snack. Pre camp supervision from 8-9 am is available for an additional fee per week. Parents/ guardians must complete and submit a participant enrolment form prior to the first day of camp. No camp on August 1st. 3-5 yrs Mon-Fri 9 am-noon Jul 4- 8 $154.75 637069 Jul 11-15 $154.75 637070 Jul 18-22 $154.75 637076 Jul 25-29 $154.75 637079 Aug 2- 5 $123.75 637080 Aug 8-12 $154.75 637082 Aug 15-19 $154.75 637083 Aug 22-26 $154.75 637085

Visual arts, science, nature, environment as well as games and activities taught by a professional art instructor and educator. 6-12 yrs Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm Aug 8-12 $157.25 653341

Keep your Receipts

Many City of Ottawa Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services programs may be eligible for the Children's Fitness Tax Credit. The Children's Fitness Tax Credit is a federal, non-refundable, personal tax credit that lets parents claim up to $500 per year for eligible fitness expenses paid for each child who is under 16 years of age at the beginning of the year in which the expenses are paid. Fees paid by parents must relate to the cost of a facility membership or registration in an eligible physical activity program. Your receipt will indicate whether the program that your child is registered in is eligible (see receipt wording). For more information on this credit, please see the Canada Revenue Agency website <>. The authority to determine whether any claim for a credit will be approved rests with the CRA. The City of Ottawa disclaims any responsibility or liability in connection with any determination of the CRA.

Visual Arts

Paint, sculpt, print, draw, and explore your talents: collage, abstract imagery, portraits, landscapes and three-dimensional works. Discover your unique style while being guided by a professional artist. 6-12 yrs Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm Aug 15-19 $157.25 653325

For Rent

The Community Hall is available for receptions, birthday parties, family gatherings or meetings on most weekends. Please call 613-842-8578.



Art of Nature

Let the beauty of nature inspire you to create masterpieces including scenic landscapes and found art creations. Please wear old clothes or bring a smock each week. 6-12 yrs Mon 3:45-5:15 pm Apr 11-Jun 20 $108 653162


Tap Dance

Students in this class will learn the basics of tap dance through fun dance combinations and some simple choreography, with an emphasis on rhythm and clarity of step. Tap shoes are recommended but not required. Instructor: Jordan Long, 8 classes. Tue 8:15-9:30 pm Apr 12-May 31 $90.50 653310

Bridge Duplicate

Babysitting Course

Learn good babysitting techniques with topics on rights and responsibilities, ages and stages, emergency procedures and introductory first aid. A St. John Ambulance Babysitter's manual is included in fee. Please bring a nut-free/peanut-free lunch, snacks, pen, paper and a baby-sized doll or teddy bear to diaper. There will be a short written test at the end of the course. Instructor: Diana (Cedar) Brushey 11-14 yrs Sun 9 am-4:30 pm Apr 17 $69 643993 May 29 $69 644042 Jun 12 $69 644044 Aug 6 (Sat) $69 653458



Teaches essential bicycle handling and traffic skills for young cyclists. Topics include: helmet fittings, bicycle maintenance, handling, signaling, gears, braking, avoiding road hazards and more. Participants must know how to ride. Please ensure your child's bike is in good working condition. CSA approved helmet is mandatory. Water bottle is recommended. 9-14 yrs Sat-Sun 1-3:30 pm May 7-15 $80 651541 9-14 yrs Sat-Sun 9:30 am-noon Jun 4-12 $80 651546

This course introduces drawing as an expressive art form. Principles and elements like proportion, light and texture and their variations will be studied, each participant will be guided through his/her own passion to achieve successful drawings. Drawing surfaces and alternative medium will also be considered as essential to the expressive whole. Beginning with the 2nd class, all sessions will begin with fast timed sketching. The supply list will be available one week before class starts, please call the recreation office. Instructor: Chikonzero Chazunguza, 4 classes. Mon 7-9 pm May 30-Jun 20 $70 653314

Play duplicate-style Bridge with a qualified director in a relaxed, non-competitive setting. This event is non-ACBL sanctioned and great for those new to Duplicate Bridge. Partners will be provided. Drop-in available, $6.75 at the door. Coffee, tea and cookies are available - $1 per class. Director: Gord Fazil, 8 sessions for spring & summer. No Bridge on Friday, April 22, May 13 & 20 and on Saturday, April 23, May 14 & 21. Fri 1-4 pm Apr 15-Jun 24 $40 652892 Sat 1-4 pm Apr 16-Jun 25 $40 652893 Thu 7-10 pm Jul 7-Aug 25 $40 652906

Bridge Intermediate Lessons

Continue learning the conventions and play of Standard American Bridge to enhance your enjoyment and expertise. Coffee, tea and cookies are available - $1 per class. Instructor: Marilee Fazil, 8 classes. No class on May 18 Wed 1-3 pm Apr 13-Jun 8 $97.25 652889

Ikebana-Beginner to Teacher Level

Bridge Beginner Lessons

Learn the conventions and play of Standard American Bridge. For the beginner bridge player or for the person who needs a refresher. Coffee, tea and cookies are available - $1. Instructor: Marilee Fazil, 8 classes. No classes on April 25, May 16 & 23. Mon 1-3 pm Apr 11-Jun 20 $97.25 652888

Painting-Introduction to Mixed Media

The Japanese art of flower arrangement, derived from ancient tradition, is now blooming all over the world. Experience the joy of creation taught by the Sogetsu School of Japan for students at all levels from beginner to teacher. Sogetsu Ikebana will suit any kind of space and enrich its atmosphere. Please bring your own secateurs or hand-pruner to each class. A supply fee of $10.00 per class ($60) is for plant material is payable to the instructor at the first class. Instructor: Anne Breau, Riji. *6 classes: Mar 26, Apr 2, 16 & 30, May 28, Jun 4. Sat 10:15 am-12:15 pm *Mar 26-Jun 4 $164.50 640349

Movie Night

Join us for a kid's night out. Drop your children off for supervised activities, some food and a movie. Children must be registered with payment in full by the Thursday before Movie Night. Registration is limited to 20 children and is first-come, first-served. Not to be missed! Coordinator: Candice Donovan. 5-8 yrs Fri 6-8:30 pm Apr 1 $12.75 653301 May 14 (Sat) $12.75 653302 Jun 10 $12.75 653303

This class provides a basic understanding of acrylic painting, the use of inks, colour theory, collaging, layering, and the use of dry media. No experience necessary. The supply list will be available one week before class starts, please call the recreation office. 10 classes. Wed 10:15 am-12:15 pm Apr 13-Jun 15 $150 653461


Family Boot Camp

Get in shape and bond with your family during this fitness class designed with fun in mind. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 6-14 yrs Sat 9-10 am Apr 16-Jun 18 $40 653307 15-18 yrs Sat 9-10 am Apr 16-Jun 18 $45.25 653308 Adult 19+ Sat 9-10 am Apr 16-Jun 18 $70.25 653306 grandkids! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register in advance by calling 613-842-8578. 5 years and up Fri 6-7:45 pm $15/ family (4 people max) Rock Talk: Glorious Geology ­ Fri Mar 25 Rocks shape the world around us, from the foundation of our homes to the minerals in our food. Hear about the natural history of the area and what rocks and fossils tell us about Ottawa's past. Learn about the types of rocks and the incredible variety of colours, shapes and strengths they have. We'll also explore a small rock collection! Alien Invaders: Invasive SpeciesFri Apr. 29 Hear about how people have accidentally - and sometimes intentionally - introduced plants, animals, and bugs that don't belong, and what happens when these invaders start to take over. In Australia, special animals that only live Down Under are at risk from an incredible number of invaders, including the bizarre Cane Toad. Learn why travelers should be careful not to accidentally bring an unwanted "passenger" to another country! Learn about introduced species in Canada and what we should watch for in our own waterways and back yards, from tiny zebra mussels and toxic Buckthorn to the scarysounding Dog-Strangling Vine! Brilliant Birds ­ Fri. May 27 Throughout history humans have been intrigued and inspired as we watch our feathered friends soar above us. See pictures of some of the world's most interesting winged wonders, play a game, and hear myths, legends, and anecdotes about Canada's brilliant birds and learn why they really aren't "bird brains". We'll also learn how we can help our migratory songbirds. Wetland Wonders & Amazing Amphibians- Fri. June 17 Wetlands are home to incredible populations of plants and animals, and are alive with birdsong and frog song each spring. We'll learn how wetlands help keep our water clean and how even a small marsh can be habitat for many creatures, including frogs, toads, and their other amphibian cousins. Sadly, many wetlands are being drained or changed because people don't understand how important they are. Hear about this and other reasons why our friends the frogs are disappearing and what you can do to help.

Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop

Diana (Cedar) Brushey, our children's craft coordinator, will be teaching the art of pysanka, Ukrainian Easter egg design. Supply fee of $10 is payable to the instructor on the day of the course. 6-12 yrs Sun 9:30 am-noon Mar 20 $33 461733

Hula Hoop Dance Party


Babysitting Course

Learn good babysitting techniques with topics on rights and responsibilities, ages and stages, emergency procedures and introductory first aid. A St. John Ambulance Babysitter's manual is included in fee. Please bring a nut-free/ peanut-free lunch, snacks, pen, paper and a baby-sized doll or teddy bear to diaper. There will be a short written test at the end of the course. This course will be combined with the 11-14 year old group. Instructor: Diana (Cedar) Brushey 15-16 yrs Sun 9 am-4:30 pm Apr 17 $77.75 640738 May 29 $77.75 640739 Jun 12 $77.75 640741

(a.k.a. Hoop Jam) Looking for a new way to work out? Come out and strengthen your core muscles, relieve stress and listen to some great music. Everyone welcome, all ages, all abilities. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Some hoops available or bring your own. Instructor: Molly Duggan 6-14 yrs Fri 6-7:30 pm May 6 $3 653234 Jun 3 $3 653237 15+ Fri 6-7:30 pm May 6 $5 653229 Jun 3 $5 653233

Workshop-Ukrainian Easter Egg

Nature Nights

Join environmental educator and naturalist Diana (Cedar) Brushey for this fun, familyfriendly learning series. Each session includes a game, activity, or hands-on exploration to introduce a narrated slideshow of fantastic images. A great way to spend an entertaining and educational evening with the kids or

Get ready for Easter by decorating eggs in the Ukrainian tradition of Pysanky. Use candles, beeswax, and dye to create intricate ornaments. Younger teens welcome if accompanied by an adult. There will be a $5 supply fee payable to the instructor on the day of the class. Instructor: Diana (Cedar) Brushey 13 years-adult Sun 12:30-4:30 pm Mar 20 $41.25 461714




Mon Apr 11-Jun 20 Fri Apr 15-Jun 24 9-9:55 am $79 9-9:55 am $87.75 653219 653222

Classes are specifically designed to increase and enhance core stability/strength, improve flexibility, and develop abdominal/lower back strength. Instructor: Sharon Collins, 11 classes. Wed 6:30-7:30 am Apr 13-Jun 22 $96.50 653183 This class will challenge your strength, core stability, and balance targeting those deeper muscles. The ball is used in a variety of positions with options provided for different fitness levels. Hand weights and toning bands are used for strengthening and stretching the whole body. This class will improve your overall strength, posture and balance. Finish with a complete stretch leaving you rejuvenated. Instructor: Louise Hannant, 11 classes. Tue 10:15-11:15 am Apr 12-Jun 21 $96.50 652855

Core Strength Training-Early Bird

Summer Walking Club

Mon Jul 4-Aug 29 Wed Jul 6-Aug 24 8-9 am $12 8-9 am $12

Schedules and fees may be subject to change. Fees include GST. 653441 653443

Step & Strength

Exerball Strength

Join this dynamic class designed to boost your cardio endurance and enhance your muscle strength. This early morning class incorporates fun and energizing step choreography with weight-lifting exercises that are sure to get your day off to the right start. Instructor: Leanne Ward, 10 classes. No classes May 10 & 12. Tue 6:15-7:15 am Apr 12-Jun 21 $87.75 652845 Thu 6:15-7:15 am Apr 14-Jun 23 $87.75 652846 Step & Strength Summer Classes Tue, Thu 6:15-7:15 am Aug 16-Sep 1 $52.50 652848


Inspired by Latin and International dance, this is a great cardio fitness class with focus on fun and sweating. You'll be blasting calories through salsa, meringue, samba, belly dance, reggae ton, and hip-hop without even thinking about it! Please bring running shoes and comfortable clothing to each class. Instructor: Anne-Marie Tassé, 10 classes. Tue 2-3 pm Apr 12-Jun 14 $87.75 640421

50+ Adult

Balance and Stability

This class prepares older adults for situations where there could be potential for falling. Information from recent research shows that strengthening the legs is the best prevention against falling, the main cause of broken bones. In this class we strengthen the legs, work on balance and understanding situations that can potentially result in a fall as well as learning tips to prevent falls in the home, where most falls occur. Instructor: Sharon Collins, 10 classes. No class on April 22 Fri 11:15 am-12:15 pm Apr 15-Jun 24 $87.75 653179

Step Aerobics Workshop

Yoga-Kripalu Level 1 & 2

Feldenkrais All Levels

Awareness through Movement (ATM) classes guide you to develop a more complete picture of yourself in action. You gain increased awareness of how your skeleton supports you. This improves a wide range of activities from repetitive day-to-day tasks to skilled performance in sports. While doing ATM classes you will discover that you can relieve chronic pain, prevent injury, and improve flexibility. Instructor: Lisa Woolnough, 6 classes. No class on May 23. Mon 10-11 am May 2-Jun 13 $73 652856 Wed 6-7 pm May 4-Jun 8 $73 652857

A step class guaranteed to give you a great cardio challenge, along with a serious workout for the abs. Come and step your way to fitness. This workshop focuses on muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance and movement with music. Instructor: Leanne Ward. Sun 10 am-noon May 1 $25 652847

Learn yoga postures that increase flexibility and strength, rejuvenating breathing techniques, deep relaxation, and the rewarding effects of deep meditation. Instructor: Rosemary Light, 10 classes. No classes on April 25 & May 23. Mon 11:15 am-12:30 pm Apr 4-Jun 20 $87.75 640437

Core Strength Training


Stretch and Strength

A combination of Pilates and Yoga exercises to strengthen your entire body. Muscle toning and strengthening and a comprehensive stretching routine are an integral part of your workout. Please wear comfortable clothing, shoes optional. Instructor: Molly Duggan, 11 classes. Wed 9-9:55 am Apr 13-Jun 22 $96.50 653228

Feldenkrais Workshop

Sun May 15 1-4 pm $50 654852

Totally Tone

Feldenkrais Summer

Register for all 4 summer classes at a discounted rate. Wed 6-7 pm Jul 6-27 $50 652868 Register for individual summer classes: Jul 6 $15 652869 Jul 13 $15 652870 Jul 20 $15 652871 Jul 27 $15 652872

Mom and Me Fit Tummytime

Pilates-based exercises to rebuild core strength after childbirth. With emphasis on posture, breathing techniques, and maintaining a neutral spine, you will learn to tone your abdominal muscles and flatten your tummy. Baby can be incorporated into the exercises or left to play on mat. Bring a yoga mat, and baby blanket. Instructor: Molly Duggan, 10 classes. No class on April 22. Fri 10-11 am Apr 15-Jun 24 $87.75 653287

Totally Tone provides all the fitness components in one class. Begin with an extended 20 minute warm up and cardiovascular exercises. Move into strength exercises using hand weights, toning bands, and exercise balls followed by a fusion of Pilates and yoga postures. Finish with an extended stretch routine and deep relaxation for tranquility. Wear comfortable indoor clothing and suitable indoor shoes. Instructor: Louise Hannant, 11 weeks. Tue 9-10 am Apr 12-Jun 21 $96.50 652850 Thu 9-10 am Apr 14-Jun 23 $96.50 652851 Totally Tone Summer Classes Tue 7:45-8:45 am Jul 5-Aug 23 $70.25 653304 Thu 7:45-8:45 am Jul 7-Aug 25 $70.25 653305

Stretching, breathing techniques, and concentration exercises tone muscles, increase joint flexibility and improve the functioning of the internal organs and immune system. Harmonize various body systems and develop patience and concentration. Bring a yoga mat and wear loose fitting clothing. Instructor: Peter Beacham, Tue: 12 classes, Thu: 11 classes, Summer: 5 classes. Tue 6:30-8 pm Apr 12-Jun 28 $205 653289 Thu 6:30-8 pm Apr 14-Jun 30 $187.75 653290

This class will help you gain strength in your core muscles including abdominals and obliques using basic Pilate's techniques. This multi-level fitness class begins with a gentle, yet thorough warmup, using dynamic movement, followed with balancing exercises and abdominal or back work with the Exerball or yoga ball. Finish with a complete stretch leaving you relaxed and rejuvenated. Instructor: Sharon Collins, 11 classes. Tue 11:15 am-12:15 pm Apr 12-Jun 21 $96.50 653184 Thu 10:15-11:15 am Apr 14-Jun 23 $96.50 653187

Yoga For Healthy Aging

Sivananda Summer Class

Tue Jul 5-Aug 2 6:30-8 pm $86 653296

As we age, our strength, stamina, balance, and flexibility tend to diminish. Often our postures and immune systems are compromised, negatively affecting our vitality and well-being. This yoga class is specifically designed to therapeutically address these and related issue so we can continue to live youthful, vibrant lives well into our senior years. Aging is inevitable; getting old is not. Yoga movements, conscious breathing, and mindful meditation lead the way. Every "body" is welcome. Instructor: Leonard Shore, 6 classes. No class on April 25. Mon 7-9 pm Apr 4-May 16 $138 652849

Yoga-Better Back Workshop


Pilates-Level 1/2

A strength training class designed to improve your core stability and posture. Emphasis is on proper breathing and maintaining a neutral spine. All skill levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing: no hoodies and no shoes during class. Instructor: Molly Duggan, 9 classes Mondays, 10 classes Fridays. No classes on Apr 22 & 25, May 23.

Walking is a low-impact exercise with numerous health benefits. It's good for your bones, improves fitness, tones your body and reduces the risk of certain cancers. Walks will be one hour long and approximately 4-5 km. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. Leader: Karen Venema, 10 weeks. Dropin fee is available. Mon 9-10 am Apr 11-Jun 27 $14 634879 Wed 9-10 am Apr 6-Jun 8 $14 634880 Fri 9-10 am Apr 8-Jun 17 $14 634881

Working at our desks, driving in traffic, watching our favourite TV shows, typing at the computer: we spend several hours each day in a seated, forward-flexed position which, over time, can result in the loss of the natural curvature of the spine, poor posture and sore backs. Our digestive systems and ability to breathe deeply may also become compromised. Through a series of gentle yoga postures and other therapeutic practices, which you can do at home, these conditions can be avoided allowing us to live with increased vitality and well being. Instructor: Leonard Shore Sun 1-4 pm May 1 $25 653160



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