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Classes & Clubs

    • 7 Jan 2020
    • 2 Jun 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • Board Room
    Registration is closed

    The Confederation Park55+ Activity Centre's book club is a book discussion group.  A friendly forum where readers come together and talk about books and their reading experience.  Becoming a book club member is exciting: finally you are able to talk about the books you read with other people.

    The Confederation Park55+ Activity Centre's book club is a book discussion group.  A friendly forum where readers come together and talk about books and their reading experience.  Becoming a book club member is exciting: finally you are able to talk about the books you read with other people.
    • 30 Mar 2020
    • 15 Jun 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Studio
    • 10
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    A great way to exercise and have fun at the same time.

    Instructor: Angella Grell

    • 31 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Classroom 4
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    Join Carol as she takes us step by step and brush stroke by brush stoke to create this masterpiece.  Supplies are included.

    • 1 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 17 Jun 2020
    • 11:00 PM
    • Class 3
    Register

    Do you have a passion for writing? Do you want to take your writing to the next level? A writing club is a great way to grow your writing skills.  Work with other writers who are interested in cultivating the same craft and who share similar interests. It is both fun and incredibly rewarding.

    Do you have a passion for writing? Do you want to take your writing to the next level? A writing club is a great way to grow your writing skills.  Work with other writers who are interested in cultivating the same craft and who share similar interests. It is both fun and incredibly rewarding.
    • 1 Apr 2020
    • 24 Jun 2020
    • 11 sessions
    • Class 4
    • 3
    Register

    Instructor: Gina Komanac

    Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. Many of the basic body mechanics of the individual postures are retained, no matter the stance of the practitioner. Great fun for all!

    • 1 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 24 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Class 1
    Registration is closed

    Join the Men's Group every second Wednesday.

    Check in for the fall project!

    • 2 Apr 2020
    • 25 Jun 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Classrom 4
    • 12
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    Instructor: Gina Komanac

    Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. Many of the basic body mechanics of the individual postures are retained, no matter the stance of the practitioner. Great fun for all!

    • 3 Apr 2020
    • 19 Jun 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Studio
    • 0
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    Course description:

    A gentle yoga practice meant to limber all joints and glands in the body.  Working with the breath to discover strength, expansion and space within while cultivating a peaceful pleasant state of mind.

    With training in the Himalayan tradition of raja yoga, Mellisa is a Certified Yoga Therapist (RYT500) who is passionate about guiding others inward to discover their own capacity to heal, expand and grow into their purpose.

    What equipment is required by the student to bring to class?

    A yoga mat.

    What equipment will the instructor provide the students?

    There will be foam blocks and straps (props) provided as needed.

    What clothing is required?

    Comfortable clothing that allows for movement.

    What level of competency should the student be at to attend this course?

    Any and all abilities and bodies are welcome.  Each class is taught to accommodate all abilities.

    Is this course available for drop-ins?

    Yes, if there is room after the registered students.

    Is there anything else you would like the students to know about your class?

    This class is a great way to keep the body and mind active, healthy and limber.



    • 3 Apr 2020
    • 19 Jun 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Class 1
    • 4
    Register

    There are many levels of ability among the members of this class – members from raw beginners to those who have painted for more years than they care to remember. Most of the time, the same subjects (flowers, scenes, etc.) are taught to all levels, but the pace varies for each level. More time is spent with basic brush strokes, mixing of and loading of paints for the beginners and a greater variety of styles for the most advanced members.

    Instructor: Glenda Lenz

    Please Note: There is $5 kiln fee that has to be paid separately.

    There are many levels of ability among the members of this class – members from raw beginners to those who have painted for more years than they care to remember. Most of the time, the same subjects (flowers, scenes, etc.) are taught to all levels, but the pace varies for each level. More time is spent with basic brush strokes, mixing of and loading of paints for the beginners and a greater variety of styles for the most advanced members.

    Instructor: Glenda Lenz

    Please Note: There is $5 kiln fee that has to be paid separately.

    • 3 Apr 2020
    • 19 Jun 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Social Room
    Register

    Watch the Video!Course description:

    Scottish Country of country dance, itself a form of social dance involving groups of couples of dancers tracing progressive patterns. A dance consists of a sequence of figures. These dances are set to musical forms (Jigs, Reels and Strathspey Reels) which come from the Gaelic tradition of Highland Scotland, as do the Steps used in performing the dances.

    What equipment is required by the student to bring to class?

    Soft soled shoes.

    What clothing is required?

    Comfortable.

    What level of competency should the student be at to attend this course?

    None.

    Is a partner required?

    No.

    Is this course available for drop-ins?

    Yes.

    Is there anything else you would like the students to know about your class?

    Best social, physical and mental done under Health Strategy plan from studies done by BBC.



    Course description:

    Scottish Country of country dance, itself a form of social dance involving groups of couples of dancers tracing progressive patterns. A dance consists of a sequence of figures. These dances are set to musical forms (Jigs, Reels and Strathspey Reels) which come from the Gaelic tradition of Highland Scotland, as do the Steps used in performing the dances.

    What equipment is required by the student to bring to class?

    Soft soled shoes.

    What clothing is required?

    Comfortable.

    What level of competency should the student be at to attend this course?

    None.

    Is a partner required?

    No.

    Is this course available for drop-ins?

    Yes.

    Is there anything else you would like the students to know about your class?

    Best social, physical and mental done under Health Strategy plan from studies done by BBC.


    • 3 Apr 2020
    • 19 Jun 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Course description:

    A gentle yoga practice meant to limber all joints and glands in the body.  Working with the breath to discover strength, expansion and space within while cultivating a peaceful pleasant state of mind.

    With training in the Himalayan tradition of raja yoga, Mellisa is a Certified Yoga Therapist (RYT500) who is passionate about guiding others inward to discover their own capacity to heal, expand and grow into their purpose.

    What equipment is required by the student to bring to class?

    A yoga mat.

    What equipment will the instructor provide the students?

    There will be foam blocks and straps (props) provided as needed.

    What clothing is required?

    Comfortable clothing that allows for movement.

    What level of competency should the student be at to attend this course?

    Any and all abilities and bodies are welcome.  Each class is taught to accommodate all abilities.

    Is this course available for drop-ins?

    Yes, if there is room after the registered students.

    Is there anything else you would like the students to know about your class?

    This class is a great way to keep the body and mind active, healthy and limber.



    • 6 Apr 2020
    • 29 Jun 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Social Room
    • 9
    Register

    Feel great and live better. Never a dull moment in this creative non-competitive fitness class. Using hand weights, resistance bands, balls. You will improve bone and muscle, strength, balance, flexibility, heart and brain health.

    Instructor: Pat Harding

    • 6 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 30 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Snooker Room FALL 2019
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    • 6 Apr 2020
    • 29 Jun 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Studio
    • 0
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    Instructor: Gina Komanac

    Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. Many of the basic body mechanics of the individual postures are retained, no matter the stance of the practitioner. Great fun for all!

    • 6 Apr 2020
    • 8 Jun 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • Classroom 1
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Instructor: Jenny Cools, has been teaching papertole for 30 years at various centers.

    Course description: Three (3) dimensional pictures – using cutting, gluing, shaping and colouring techniques. Very satisfying and beautiful.

    What equipment is required by the student to bring to class?

    Your project, pictures to work on, cutting board, craft utility knife, glue (we have some supplies in class)

    What equipment will the instructor provide the students?

    Students have to bring their own equipment. Instructor provides no equipment.

    What clothing is required?

    Be sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

    What level of competency should the student be at to attend this course?

    Beginners are most welcome.

    Is this course available for drop-ins?

    Not available for drop-ins.  Projects should be done in class.

    Is there anything else you would like the students to know about your class?

    Come in a visit – you will see projects in various stages – most welcome to come in anytime.


    • 6 Apr 2020
    • 22 Jun 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Classroom 3
    • 19
    Register

    Bridge Bid and Play

    Bridge is the greatest card game.  It is a life long friend and enables you to make lifelong friends.  Learn the four phases of playing bridge - dealing, bidding for tricks, playing the hand and scoring.



    • 6 Apr 2020
    • 1 Jun 2020
    • 7 sessions
    • Social Room
    Register

    Perfectly Imperfects: Working toward our performances of "Alberta Afternoon" in April, this session we will be dedicated to rehearsing and placing the final touches on our simulated live radio broadcast.  Because we have already been working on this show for a year, new participants are welcome but must be willing to do the necessary practice to be fully prepared for the performance dates on April 4th and 5th.

    10 Monday classes 11:00 to 12:30 (photocopy fee applies) Jan 6 to March 30 (no classes on January 13, February 17 or March 16)

    2 Friday classes 11:00 to 12:30 March 20 & 27

    About the Instructor, Allison Demeter:

    • Diploma in Music

    • Diploma in Recreation Therapy

    • Certificate in “Training in the Art of Loving”

    • Certificate in “Shalom Retreat Leadership Training”

    • Breathwork Facilitator in Training

    • Core Energetics Practitioner in training

    • 35 years of experience in music with seniors in various capacities

    • 12 years of experience working as a Designated Lay Minister in the United Church

    Notes from the instructor: 

    What equipment is required by the student to bring to class?

    • Binder, pencil, and eraser. Props may be required depending on what we are working on.


    What equipment will the instructor provide the students?

    • Varies

    What clothing is required?

    • Comfortable clothing for classes, specifics related to performances will be determined.

    What level of competency should the student be at to attend this course?

    • A willingness to explore the possibilities.

      Is this course available for drop-ins?

      • Because a certain level of commitment is required to perform, participants are welcome to drop in for a maximum of three classes before making a commitment to be in the class.

      Is there anything else you would like the students to know about your class?

      • We are not a choir and we do not use sheet music. Practice is required.

      • We lean more to the musical theatre genre and our performances take several sessions to come to completion.

      • To sing is to risk. To sing is to allow oneself to be vulnerable. Therefore, it is essential that a warm, safe and supportive container be created in which to learn and grow. This is the responsibility of each person in the class.

      • As in any group, issues do and will come up that need to be addressed:

        • Each participant is considered an equal and essential member of the class. Each is encouraged not to compare themselves to others, but to embrace where they currently are, set goals and with support, work toward those goals.

        • There is no tolerance for bullying or gossip. When concerns arise, participants are to come directly to the instructor who will:

          • Ask each participant to explore how their own behavior may impact the other, to be willing to listen to the other, and to take responsibility for their part.

          • Ask the participants to work out issues face to face with each other in a respectful manner.

          • Provide support/mediate conversations when required.


      • 6 Apr 2020
      • 29 Jun 2020
      • 11 sessions
      • Classroom 4
      • 9
      Register

      Join Gina Kominac as she guides you to mindfulness through this ancient tradition.  Reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and pain and increasing peace, perception and well-being. No Class February 17, 2020.

      • 6 Apr 2020
      • 22 Jun 2020
      • 10 sessions
      • Board Room
      • 10
      Register

      Note: Instruction is for the small size ukulele – soprano, concert or tenor.



      This class is geared for those with little or no experience on the instrument. You will learn to accompany many familiar songs using chords and rhythm strums plus have fun singing while playing. You'll be playing on the first day! If you have a ukulele, bring it to class in good working order along with an electronic clip-on tuner. 

      Don't have a uke? Call Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre at 403 289-4780 for purchasing information.




      • 6 Apr 2020
      • 22 Jun 2020
      • 10 sessions
      • Board Room
      • 4
      Register

      Course Description

      Free at last! Yes, it's time to lose your dependence on 'the page". Hearing chord changes to give your music more life will be the focus of this class. Note that this course is for those who feel "hopeless" in accompanying 3-chord songs without visual help no matter how well they can play.

      You will learn how songs and tunes are constructed chord-wise and class exercises will include ear training with lots of group jamming and individual practices. Ability to sing or hum in tune is also a pre-requisite. Never again will you panic when someone says, "Bring your uke and sing 'Happy Birthday' to Uncle Joe", or 'Let's jam!"

      Prerequisite: Ukulele Introductory


      • 6 Apr 2020
      • 22 Jun 2020
      • 10 sessions
      • Class 1
      • 4
      Register

      Alesha Buczny, B.F.A.  

      In the level two Watercolour Class we are going to practice techniques we learned in the Beginners class and applying them into many of our pieces. We will touch base on Color Theory, Complementary, Secondary, Analogues Triadic as well as warm and cool colors. We will learn how to take am image from a magazine or photograph and break it down so its easier to draw. We will also touch base on Composition and why placement it is important and go into further detail with Foreground, Middle Ground and Background.

      No supplies provided.



      Watercolour Level 2 Material List 

      WaterColour Paint Colors

      ·         Lemon Yellow (Light Bright Yellow)

      ·         Cadmium Yellow ( Medium Yellow)

      ·         Cadmium Red (Orange Red)

      ·         Alizarin Crimson Red (Deep Dark Red)

      ·         Sap Green (light green)

      ·         Viridian Green (Darker Green)

      ·         Cobalt Blue or Cerulean Blue (Light Blue)

      ·         Ultramarine (Darker Blue)

      ·         Prussian Blue or Indigo (Dark Navy Blue)

      ·         Ochre (Deep mustard)

      ·         Raw Sienna (light brown)

      ·         Burnt Umber (Dark Brown)

      ·         Paynes Grey/Black

      ·         White (is not necessary)

      Brushes:  

      ·         Small Detail/Liner  (nice point)

      ·         Round #6 and/or#8  (nice point)

      ·         Flat (“1/2- 1”)

      Paper:

      Canson 140 lb cold press 9x12

      Needed Miscellaneous:

      ·         Paint Tray

      ·         Glass/plastic water jar

      ·         Green Painters tape

      ·         Birch Board (12x16 inches)

      ·         Paper Towel/Napkins/Old Cloth

      ·         Black Gel Pen/Sharpie (Extra fine tip)


      • 6 Apr 2020
      • 8 Jun 2020
      • 8 sessions
      • Class Room 3
      • 11
      Register

      WARNING:  Japanese Mahjong is an addictive brain game

      Japanese Mahjong is a tile based game commonly played by four players.  It is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a degree of chance.


      • 6 Apr 2020
      • 1:00 PM
      • 29 Jun 2020
      • 3:00 PM
      • Social Room
      • 0
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      Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines the elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis.  Pickleball is now split into two sessions. Please make sure you are signing up for the right time slot.

      There is no instructor.  Equipment is provided. We learn from each other while having lots of fun! 

      • 6 Apr 2020
      • 1 Jun 2020
      • 7 sessions
      • Studio
      Register

      Course description: (Varies depending on what we are working toward)

      Within a supportive group setting, this class offers an opportunity to explore the ways in which emotional blocks create blocks in the singing voice. This includes a focus on self, on breath, exploring where the voice is being held in the body, connecting more fully with our bodies as instruments, and addressing performance anxiety. No previous singing experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing.

      About the instructor, Allison Demeter:
      • Diploma in Music

      • Diploma in Recreation Therapy

      • Certificate in “Training in the Art of Loving”

      • Certificate in “Shalom Retreat Leadership Training”

      • Breathwork Facilitator in Training

      • Core Energetics Practitioner in training

      • 35 years of experience in music with seniors in various capacities

      • 12 years of experience working as a Designated Lay Minister in the United Church

      Notes From the Instructor:

      What equipment is required by the student to bring to class?

      • Something to drink

      What equipment will the instructor provide the students?

      • Varies

      What clothing is required?

      • Comfortable clothing for movement

      What level of competency should the student be at to attend this course?

      • A willingness to explore the possibilities within a supportive group setting.

      • People who would like to sing and have been “told not to” are welcome.

        Is this course available for drop-ins?

        • Because a certain level of vulnerability is required to sing, participants are welcome to drop in for a maximum of three classes before making a commitment to be in the class.

        Is there anything else you would like the students to know about your class?

        • This is an experiential class.

        • To sing is to risk. To sing is to allow oneself to be vulnerable. Therefore, it is essential that a warm, safe and supportive container be created in which to learn and explore. This is the responsibility of each person in the class.

        As in any group, issues do and will come up that need to be addressed:

          • Each participant is considered an equal and essential member of the class. Each is encouraged not to compare themselves to others, but to embrace where they currently are, set goals and with support, work toward those goals.

          • There is no tolerance for bullying or gossip. When concerns arise, participants are to come directly to the instructor who will:

            • Ask each participant to explore how their own behavior may impact the other, to be willing to listen to the other, and to take responsibility for their part.

            • Ask the participants to work out issues face to face with each other in a respectful manner.

            • Provide support/mediate conversations when required.



        • 6 Apr 2020
        • 3:00 PM
        • 29 Jun 2020
        • 5:00 PM
        • Social Room
        • 0
        Join waitlist
        Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines the elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis.  Pickleball is now split into two sessions. Please make sure you are signing up for the right time slot.

        There is no instructor.  Equipment is provided. We learn from each other while having lots of fun! 

        • 7 Apr 2020
        • 9 Jun 2020
        • 10 sessions
        • Social Room
        • 10
        Register

        Class focuses on exercises that increase strength, balance, agility and postural awareness thus reducing the risk of falls.  Participants must be ambulatory.

        Instructor Lois Hinz 

        What equipment is required by the student to bring to class?

        Sturdy footwear that covers the toes and heels.  Water bottle is optional.


        What equipment will the instructor provide the students?

        Bands, balls and hand weights


        What clothing is required?

        Loose comfortable clothing


        What level of competency should the student be at to attend this course?

        Class is suited for those that use canes, walkers but participants have to get to the class


        Is this course available for drop-ins?

        yes


        Is there anything else you would like the students to know about your class?

        Participants should inform instructor of any medical or chronic conditions they have.






        • 7 Apr 2020
        • 9 Jun 2020
        • 10 sessions
        • Studio
        • 0
        Join waitlist

        A gentle yoga practice meant to limber all joints and glands in the body.  Working with the breath to discover strength, expansion and space within while cultivating peaceful pleasant state of mind.

        Please bring a yoga mat to class.  There will be foam blocks and straps (props) provided as needed.  Wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement.  Any and all abilities and bodies are welcome.  Each class is taught to accommodate all abilities.  Drop-is are welcome provided there is room after the registered students.


        • 7 Apr 2020
        • 23 Jun 2020
        • 12 sessions
        • Class 1
        • 10
        Register

        There are many levels of ability among the members of this class – members from raw beginners to those who have painted for more years than they care to remember. Most of the time, the same subjects (flowers, scenes, etc.) are taught to all levels, but the pace varies for each level. More time is spent with basic brush strokes, mixing of and loading of paints for the beginners and a greater variety of styles for the most advanced members.

        Instructor: Glenda Lenz

        Please Note: There is $5 kiln fee paid Separately

        • 7 Apr 2020
        • 23 Jun 2020
        • 12 sessions
        • Social Room
        • 17
        Register

        Course description:

        Health and Wellness with Chen Tai Chi and Qigong.

        What does the instructor bring to the course? 

        27 years in Tai Chi, Qigong, Aikido (martial arts)

        What equipment is required by the student to bring to class?

        None

        What clothing is required?

        Loose gym wear

        What level of competency should the student be at to attend this course?

        Beginners and continuing

        Is this course available for drop-ins?

        Yes




        • 7 Apr 2020
        • 9 Jun 2020
        • 10 sessions
        • Studio
        • 3
        Register

        Course description:

        A gentle yoga practice meant to limber all joints and glands in the body.  Working with the breath to discover strength, expansion and space within while cultivating a peaceful pleasant state of mind.

        Please bring a yoga mat to class.  There will be foam blocks and straps (props) provided as needed.  Remember to wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement.  Any and all abilities and bodies are welcome.  Each class is taught to accommodate all abilities. 

        Regarding drop ins - only if there is room after the registered students.




        • 7 Apr 2020
        • 23 Jun 2020
        • 12 sessions
        • studio
        • 0
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        Studio

        Chen Tai Chi has more complex moves and more subtle methods. Emphasis on deeper mindful training to coordinate mind and body. Health and Wellness with Tai Chi and Qigong.

        What does the instructor bring to the course? 

        27 years in Tai Chi, Qigong, Aikido (martial arts)

        What equipment is required by the student to bring to class?

        None

        What clothing is required?

        Loose gym wear

        What level of competency should the student be at to attend this course?

        Students should have completed at least two terms of beginner Tai Chi.

        Is this course available for drop-ins?

        No




        • 7 Apr 2020
        • 7:30 PM
        • 30 Jun 2020
        • 9:30 PM
        • Social Room
        Register

        No partner required.

        Best social, mental and physical activity.

        • 8 Apr 2020
        • 17 Jun 2020
        • 10 sessions
        • Social room
        • 8
        Register

        Feel great and live better. Never a dull moment in this creative non-competitive fitness class. Using hand weights, resistance bands, balls. You will improve bone and muscle, strength, balance, flexibility, heart and brain health.

        Instructor: Pat Harding