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    • 1 Sep 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 4 May 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Zoom or Classroom 3
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    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


    • 4 Jan 2021
    • (MST)
    • 29 Mar 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 12 sessions
    • Zoom
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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!

    This is a Zoom Class


    • 4 Jan 2021
    • (MST)
    • 29 Mar 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 12 sessions
    • Social Room
    • 3
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    Perfectly Imperfects: 

    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

    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.


      • 5 Jan 2021
      • 12:30 PM (MST)
      • 2 Mar 2021
      • 2:30 PM (MST)
      • Classroom 3
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      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. 
         Book choices are:

      Feb: The Henna Artist
      Mar:  The Only Woman in the Room
      April:  The Lonely Hearts Hotel
      May:  Where I Belong by Alan Doyle
      June:  Where the Crawdads Sing

      • 6 Jan 2021
      • (MST)
      • 31 Mar 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 13 sessions
      • Zoom
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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!

      • 15 Jan 2021
      • (MST)
      • 19 Mar 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 10 sessions
      • Social Room
      • 7
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      Click this link to see a video of the class

      Course description:

      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.

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

      None. Comfy clothes and running shoes.

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

      Participants should have good stability and movement abilities.

      Is a partner required?

      No.

      Is this course available for drop-ins?

      Yes.





      • 15 Jan 2021
      • (MST)
      • 9 Apr 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 12 sessions
      • Studio
      • 3
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      Click here to see a video of the class


      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.



      • 15 Jan 2021
      • (MST)
      • 19 Mar 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 10 sessions
      • Boardroom
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Computer Class Course 2

      Do you want to learn more about how to use your laptop, iPad or smartphone etc? In this class together we can learn about the digital things, how to operate them and use them for communication including Gmail, Google Meeting, Skype, Zoom and how to search for information on the internet.  There are many apps on the computer, tablets and smartphones that can help you do things.  We can explore them and show you how to get started.  This is a continuation of the first course and for people already familiar with using computers and digital devices and want to learn more about the basics.

      Our instructor, Merv Graham, is a retired ESL teacher that taught basic computer skills to literacy students and in the workplace. In class you can bring your own device and /or use the supplied laptops provided by ERA.



      • 18 Jan 2021
      • (MST)
      • 29 Mar 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 10 sessions
      • Board Room
      • 3
      Register

      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


      • 18 Jan 2021
      • (MST)
      • 29 Mar 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 10 sessions
      • CLASSROOM 1
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      “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

      Homework: YES!!!!

      Prerequisite: Fall session completed or approval from instructor






      • 19 Jan 2021
      • (MST)
      • 23 Mar 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 10 sessions
      • Social Room
      • 5
      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.


      Sorry, no drop-ins.






      • 19 Jan 2021
      • (MST)
      • 6 Apr 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 12 sessions
      • Studio
      • 1
      Register

      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.


      • 19 Jan 2021
      • (MST)
      • 13 Apr 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 12 sessions
      • Social Room
      • 5
      Register
      Click this Link to see what the class is all about


      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?

      No.




      • 19 Jan 2021
      • (MST)
      • 13 Apr 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 12 sessions
      • Social Room
      • 5
      Register

      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




      • 20 Jan 2021
      • (MST)
      • 7 Apr 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 12 sessions
      • Social room
      • 2
      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

      No drop-ins.

      • 20 Jan 2021
      • 10:30 AM (MST)
      • 31 Mar 2021
      • 11:30 PM (MDT)
      • Zoom Class 3
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      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.
      • 20 Jan 2021
      • (MST)
      • 24 Mar 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 10 sessions
      • CLASSROOM 1
      • 4
      Register

      “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

      Homework: YES!!!!

      Your commitment to Winter, Spring and Summer sessions is appreciated.

      • 20 Jan 2021
      • (MST)
      • 24 Mar 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 10 sessions
      • CLASSROOM 1
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      “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

      Homework: YES!!!!

      Prerequisite: Fall session completed or approval from instructor



      • 20 Jan 2021
      • 7:00 PM (MST)
      • 30 Jun 2021
      • 9:00 PM (MDT)
      • Social Room
      Register
      • 1 Feb 2021
      • (MST)
      • 19 Apr 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 10 sessions
      • Social Room
      • 5
      Register

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


      This ukulele class will be a direct follow up from the introductory level course and will include a healthy review of basics and lots of strumming and singing. New keys, chords, and strums will be explored in order to add colour to your playing. Alumni are always welcome to register in order to brush up their skills and to keep their playing going. 

      Pre-requisite: an introductory course or equivalent.




      • 3 Feb 2021
      • (MST)
      • 21 Apr 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 12 sessions
      • Social Room
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Course description:

      Beginner Line Dance, no partner required.  You will experience a variety of dance and music.  Having fun and meeting new people very important.

      Instructor: Gwen Newll

      Dancing 19 years, Ballroom Level 1 Instructor

      Teaching since 2006. Alberta Amateur Line Dance Champion 3 years

      Calgary Amateur Line Dance Champion 3 years

      7 Gold Metals – Dance and choreography – Worlds Line Dance Events

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

      A positive attitude and a smile.


      What equipment will the instructor provide the students?

      Stop sheets and video links along with playlist for the following week.


      What clothing is required?

      Comfortable, indoor shoes that turn easily on a floor. No runners.


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

      Little or no dance experience is required.

      Is this course available for drop-ins?

      Beginners should never attend on a drop-in basis.


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

      Be patient, come often, ask questions, learn dance floor etiquette and dance terminology.



      • 4 Feb 2021
      • (MST)
      • 8 Apr 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 10 sessions
      • Social Room
      • 1
      Register

      Course description:

      Continuing on from Beginner and improver classes, we progress to more complex steps and patterns danced to a mix of music styles.

      No drop-ins.

      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 and 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 and friendship.



      • 4 Feb 2021
      • (MST)
      • 22 Apr 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 12 sessions
      • Studio
      • 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!

      No drop-ins.

      • 5 Feb 2021
      • (MST)
      • 30 Apr 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 12 sessions
      • Social Room
      • 6
      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.


    Past events

    7 Oct 2020 The Worx (Wednesday) - Fall 2020
    28 Sep 2020 Ukulele Introductory - Fall 2020
    25 Sep 2020 Spanish - Fall 2020 - 2nd class
    24 Sep 2020 Acrylics - Fall 2020
    24 Sep 2020 Line Dance Intermediate II - Fall 2020
    23 Sep 2020 Spanish - Fall 2020
    23 Sep 2020 General Tap - Fall 2020
    23 Sep 2020 Ballet For Seniors - Fall 2020
    22 Sep 2020 Belly Dance - Next Steps - Fall 2020
    22 Sep 2020 Balance Core & More - Fall 2020
    21 Sep 2020 Spanish - Fall 2020 - 3rd class
    18 Sep 2020 Computer Class- 2nd class
    18 Sep 2020 Yoga - 2nd class Friday - Fall 2020
    18 Sep 2020 Scottish Country Dance - Fall 2020
    18 Sep 2020 Yoga - Friday - Fall 2020
    18 Sep 2020 Zumba Gold - Fall 2020
    18 Sep 2020 Computer Class
    17 Sep 2020 Pickleball (Thursday) - Fall 2020
    17 Sep 2020 Seated Yoga - Thursday - Fall 2020
    16 Sep 2020 Pickleball (Wednesday) - Fall 2020
    16 Sep 2020 Painting For Fun - Fall 2020
    16 Sep 2020 Line Dance Beginner - Fall 2020
    16 Sep 2020 Seated Yoga - Wednesday - Fall 2020 (Zoom)
    15 Sep 2020 China Painting - Tuesday - Fall 2020 + &5.00 Kin Fee
    15 Sep 2020 Tai Chi Intermediate - Fall 2020
    15 Sep 2020 Yoga - 2nd class Tuesday - Fall 2020
    15 Sep 2020 Tai Chi Beginner - Fall 2020
    15 Sep 2020 Yoga - Tuesday - Fall 2020
    14 Sep 2020 Yoga - Monday - Fall 2020
    14 Sep 2020 Meditation - Fall 2020
    14 Sep 2020 Seated Yoga - Monday - Fall 2020 (Zoom)
    11 Sep 2020 China Painting - Friday - Fall 2020 + $5 kiln fee
    10 Sep 2020 Woodcarving - Fall 2020
    9 Sep 2020 Writers Club - Fall 2020
    2 Sep 2020 Bike Shed
    31 Aug 2020 Singing Perfectly Imperfects (Zoom) - Fall 2020 - $5 photocopy fee
    10 Jul 2020 SNOOKER ROOM Fall 2020
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