Inspiring Adults to Stay Active and Stay Involved
Classes - ORANGE Clubs - PINK
Meets the first Tuesday of the month, Sept - June
We have chosen our books until April. We take turns hosting and leading the book discussion. We currently have 12 members and we welcome new ones.
Currently we are meeting on Zoom and will continue to do so in the fall.
Book choices for the fall are:
> Sept: A Gentleman in Moscow. Oct: News of the World
> Nov: Secret Life of Bees. Dec: Forgiveness
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.
There is no instructor, but we share ideas and techniques. The group will lend you some tools to try out during the introduction, but each participant must have their own tools after that. As a minimum, a carving knife, gouge, sandpaper are needed, or if using power tools a Dremel and burrs. Wear work clothes and have a good apron to catch the shavings and dust. Participants, both men and women, range from beginner and up. A fee is charged for the wood rough cut. Due to space, the group is limited to ten (10) and is divided into two rooms - Room #1 and Room #3. Five participants for each room.
If you decide to join the group, you must be a member of Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre and there will be a quarterly fee to Confederation Park for the wood carving session.
What does the instructor bring to the course?
No instructor – self-directed
What equipment is required by the student to bring to class?
Small hand tools, carving knife, gouge, sandpaper, power tools (Dremel)
What equipment will the instructor provide the students?
Not applicable. No instructor. Self-directed.
What clothing is required?
Work clothes and apron.
What level of competency should the student be at to attend this course?
From beginner and up.
Is a partner required?
Is this course available for drop-ins?
No. This club is not available for drop-ins at this time.
Is there anything else you would like the students to know about your class?
Fee charged for wood rough cut.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This is a non-structured group, not a class, as we do not have an instructor. Each participant works on his/her own project. We break for coffee at midpoint of the session. (1:15-3:10pm)
This course/class does not have an instructor. The students are self-directed.
Each person brings their own supplies for their particular project.
There are beginners as well as experienced hobby artists. A desire to work on their art is the only requirement.
The fees are $20.00 per session. The sessions are Sept – Dec; Jan – March, April – June.
The summer session is from July - August - membership only required for summer session only.
In the past 2 summers, we have been allowed to continue meeting in July and August for no fees.
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!
Sorry, no drop-ins.
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Zumba Gold is a low impact dance fitness class. It is a follow the leader aerobics that explores not only Latin music but all kinds of music. The moves are easy to follow and fun! This class is great for those who love music and dance.
Instructor, Paula Bickford has been dancing for 40 years, teaching dance and fitness for 18 years. Paula has been certified in Zumba since 2009.
None. Comfy clothes and running shoes.
Participants should have good stability and movement abilities.
Click here to see a video of the class
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.
A yoga mat.
There will be foam blocks and straps (props) provided as needed.
Comfortable clothing that allows for movement.
Any and all abilities and bodies are welcome. Each class is taught to accommodate all abilities.
Yes, if there is room after the registered students.
This class is a great way to keep the body and mind active, healthy and limber.
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.
Soft soled shoes.
Best social, physical and mental done under Health Strategy plan from studies done by BBC.
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Based on a traditional ballet class not an exercise class but major work on core balance coordination, poise, strength using real ballet steps. Participants should have some prior ballet. NOTE: there is a class for NEW BALLET dancers with no experience.
Instructor: Joyce Reddy has 60 years of teaching experience, C.D.T.A., R.A.D., I.S.T.D., B.A.T.D., I.D.M.A.
Music and notes
Participants should have some prior ballet if not join the “NEW” Class that is on Thursday.
If the participant has had some ballet if not they are welcome to “drop-in” to the “NEW” class.
“Dos cervezas por favor?”
Are these the only words you know in Spanish? Then this beginner fun Spanish class is for you. You will be introduced to every day related vocabulary and basic phrases. A beginner course in a fun environment. Learn to read and express simple ideas. The content of the course will be adjusted to the level of the participants.
Join Cristina, born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cristina graduated from normal school, studied physics and has taught students from elementary to grad school.
Equipment: notebook and pen
Continuing on From Beginner and improves classes, we progress to more complex steps and patterns danced to a mix of music styles!
Instructor: Susan Chalier brings 20 + years of line dancing. Attended domestic and international line dance workshops where classes are taught by the world's best choreographers and instructors.
What to wear - comfortable smooth soled shoes. No flip flops or backless sandals. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes.
What experience should a student have? You should have previous dance experience and have mastered a comprehensive range of step patterns & movements.
No partner required.
According to research one of the best means of avoiding Alzheimer's & Dementia is to dance. Other benefits are exercise, confidence & Ffriendship.
Join our art instructor Alesha as she takes you from start to finish with three projects - 1) pear 2) bird 3) tree landscape (photos to follow)
Learn about colour schemes, tints, materials, types of brushes and surfaces. (materials and supplies are not included)
Here is what you are going to need to bring to class:
Three Canvases: one 8" X 11" and two 11" X 14"
Medium: one container heavy body acrylic gel medium matt finish
Apron or smock to protect your clothing.
Palette (paper plate) check out the Dollar Store
Brushes: one 2", one angular brush 1/2 ", one fine tipped brush
Paint: white, cad medium yellow, alizairam cad yellow, dioxidne purple, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, phatho green, phatho blue, yellow ochre, burst umber, raw sienna (check out the Acrylic Paint set by Artist's Loft)
Check out Michaels Canada for your art supplies - remember to check online for coupons for the Michaels store closest to your location - https://canada.michaels.com
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.
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
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
This is a Zoom Class
Working toward our next performance, in this session we will continue to build a simulated live radio broadcast call "Alberta Afternoon." Because we have already worked on this show in previous sessions, we are not able to accept new participants until we begin our next show.
Mondays 11:00 to 12:30 ($5.00 photocopy fee applies)
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
Binder, pencil, and eraser. Props may be required depending on what we are working on.
Comfortable clothing for classes, specifics related to performances will be determined.
A willingness to explore the possibilities.
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.
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.
Porcelain Art (sometimes known as oil on porcelain or china painting) is an ancient form first seen in China in the 9th century. Each painting is done in thin, translucent layers. Each layer is fired sometimes five or more times. The artist’s colour pallette is comprised of earth minerals, such as iron (red), cobalt (blue), manganese (black), chomiun (green), gold (pink, purple), silver (yellow) etc. Pigments which are carbon based burn up in the firing leaving the porcelain canvas blank. Sometimes the artist chooses to use lustres like :”Mother of Pearl” which are suspension liquids mixed with metallic salt. Finally, the artist may embellish the painting wit 22K gold, platinum or copper which are pure liquefied metals and fluctuate in cost with the stock market.
Each porcelain canvas must withstand multiple firings, in temperatures of 1200 degrees F to 1600 degrees F, to produce the desired results without flaws or breakage. Porcelain Art is a partnership of the artist’s ability, understanding and creativity; aligned with the technology of a high fire kiln.
Porcelain Artists follow art rules as do other artists, but ultimately must give their creations over to the firing process and await the results. They must learn to trust their artistic abilities and sometimes adjust their focus when the kiln returns a “surprise”.
Michelangelo is said to have tried painting on porcelain, but discarded the idea as an outlet for his artistic endeavours. This art form frustrated him because he could not control the results of the chemical reactions that occurred when the minerals where exposed to the firing process.
Please Note: There is $5 kiln fee paid Separately
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CONFEDERATION PARK SENIORS CHORUS
Mission Statement: Creating music in a fun, creative, safe and encouraging environment where all are welcome. Come sing with us.
2019 REGISTRATION NOTICE
The Confederation Park Seniors Chorus “Chorus” is a group that meets every Tuesday from 12:30 – 3:00pm. We are a community of singers, led by Karen Nell-Bennett, that enjoy familiar tunes as well as learning new songs. The Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 sessions culminate with several performances at various local Seniors lodges.
The Fall 2019 registration commences on Tuesday September 10, 2019 at the Confederation Park Seniors Centre “Centre”.
NOTE: A membership in the Centre is required to register for the Chorus.
Digital class for beginners.
Do you need to learn how to use your laptop, iPad or smartphone etc? In this class together we can learn about keyboards, mouse, touchscreens, getting the digital things started and opening programs or apps that help you do things.
Our instructor, Merv Graham will teach you how to use email, messaging or texting and other communication apps that are a big part of digital devices. Sometimes you have to make medical appointments using these devices and we will look at that too.
Bring your questions and wishes and we can work together on it. Example: How do you add an APP to the phone? How do I TEXT someone? How do I send a picture to my friend? What is the difference between a desktop and a laptop? What should I buy? How do I get this thing working with a printer?