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    • 8 Jan 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • 23 Apr 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Social Room
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    Sing Outs For The Chorus

    Date Name Time
         
    Tues Apr 2 Prince of Peace 2 – 3 p.m.
         
         
    Wed. Apr 3 Edgemont Retirement Home 2 – 3 pm
         
         
    Tues. April 9  Practice 12:30 – 3 pm
         
         
    Tues. April 16 Evanston Grand Village 2 – 3 p.m.
         
         
    Thurs. Apr. 18 Tea & Conversation 1:30 – 2:15 pm
         
         
    Tues. Apr. 23 Scenic Acres 2:15 – 3:15 pm
         
         
    Fri. Apr. 26 Dress Rehearsal for Concert 1 – 3 p.m.
         
         
    Sun. Apr. 28 Annual Fund Raising Concert 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
         
         
    Fri. May 3 Spring Dinner 5 –8 p.m.
         
         
    Sun May 5   Westside Singers Concert 1 – 3:30 p.m.
         
         
    Fri May 10   Confederation Park Showcase 1 – 3:00 p.m.
         


    • 13 Mar 2019
    • 21 Aug 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • Class 1

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    • 1 Apr 2019
    • 10 Jun 2019
    • 10 sessions
    • Social Room
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    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.



    • 1 Apr 2019
    • 10 Jun 2019
    • 10 sessions
    • Social Room
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    Course description: (Varies depending on what we are working toward)

    We are not a group that performs musical selections. In fact, we actually build our concerts and we begin the process by choosing a story that will serve as the foundation.

    Over the next months, our director researches and writes the story while weaving in songs and photographs that will support the telling. Members of the group are invited to participate in the building by sharing ideas, exploring song arrangements, and creating/engaging in choreography that will also support the telling.

    A few more months are spent putting on the finishing touches and when all is built and ready, we invite the larger community to come and experience the story.

    Working toward our next performance, in this session we will continue to build a simulated live radio broadcast called “Alberta Afternoon.” This show will include song, dance, commercials and skits.  Reading music, dance, acting and/or previous experience is not required - only a willingness to explore the possibilities!


    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.


      • 2 Apr 2019
      • 2 Jul 2019
      • 4 sessions
      • Board Room
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      • 3 Apr 2019
      • 17 Jul 2019
      • 16 sessions
      • Class 4
      • 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!

      • 4 Apr 2019
      • 27 Jun 2019
      • 11 sessions
      • Social Room
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      Course description:

      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. 



      • 4 Apr 2019
      • 13 Jun 2019
      • 10 sessions
      • Class 4
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      • 5 Apr 2019
      • 10 May 2019
      • 5 sessions
      • Class 4
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      • 8 Apr 2019
      • 29 Jul 2019
      • 15 sessions
      • Studio
      • 2
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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!

      • 8 Apr 2019
      • 28 Jun 2019
      • 20 sessions
      • Social Room
      • 0
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      Pickleball is now split into two sessions. Please make sure you are signing up for the right time slot.

      • 8 Apr 2019
      • 24 Jun 2019
      • 12 sessions
      • Class 1
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      • 8 Apr 2019
      • 28 Jun 2019
      • 24 sessions
      • Social Room
      • 1
      Register

      Pickleball is now split into two sessions. Please make sure you are signing up in the right session

      • 9 Apr 2019
      • 11 Jun 2019
      • 10 sessions
      • Social Room
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      Class focuses on exercises that increase strength, balance, agility and postural awareness thus reducing the risk of falls.  Participants must be ambulatory.

      Instructor Deana Michtich 

      Bachelor of Physical Education

      ALLCA certified with specialty certification of older adults


      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






      • 9 Apr 2019
      • 9:00 AM
      • 28 Jun 2019
      • 4:00 PM
      • Snooker Room SPRING 2019
      Registration is closed


      • 9 Apr 2019
      • 12 Jun 2019
      • 10 sessions
      • Class 1
      • 6
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      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

      • 9 Apr 2019
      • 25 Jun 2019
      • 12 sessions
      • Class 3
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      Course description:

      Crochet, knit or any other craft.  Join liked minded friends to share your craft with.  If help is needed someone in the group can help.


      Note: There is no instructor for this class.

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

      Material required to complete the students’ individual projects.

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

      Beginner and onwards.

      Is this course available for drop-ins?

      Yes

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

      We are a fun-loving bunch.  Be ready to join the gang.



      • 10 Apr 2019
      • 12 Jun 2019
      • 10 sessions
      • Social Room
      • 13
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      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: Deana Michtich

      • 10 Apr 2019
      • 26 Jun 2019
      • 12 sessions
      • Class 4
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      • 10 Apr 2019
      • 26 Jun 2019
      • 12 sessions
      • Class 1
      • 8
      Register

      Course description:

      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. (1-3pm)

      This course/class does not have an instructor.  The students are self-directed.

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

      Each person brings their own supplies for their particular project.

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

      There are beginners as well as experienced hobby artists.  A desire to work on their art is the only requirement.

      Is this course available for drop-ins?

      The fees are $20.00 per session.  The sessions are Sept – Dec; Jan – March, April – June.

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

      In the past 2 summers, we have been allowed to continue meeting in July and August for no fees.




      • 10 Apr 2019
      • 26 Jun 2019
      • 12 sessions
      • Social Room
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      What does the instructor bring to the course?

      There is no instructor, this is a group directed activity.

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

      All equipment is provided.

      What equipment will the instructor provide the students?

      Curling rocks and sticks.

      What clothing is required?

      Casual wear and comfortable shoes.

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

      None. We learn as we go.

      Is a partner required?

      No.



      • 11 Apr 2019
      • 20 Jun 2019
      • 10 sessions
      • Class 4
      • 7
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      • 11 Apr 2019
      • 20 Jun 2019
      • 11 sessions
      • Social Room
      Register
      • 12 Apr 2019
      • 14 Jun 2019
      • 8 sessions
      • Social Room
      Registration is closed

      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.





      • 12 Apr 2019
      • 14 Jun 2019
      • 8 sessions
      • Class 1
      • 1
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      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.

      • 12 Apr 2019
      • 21 Jun 2019
      • 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.



      • 12 Apr 2019
      • 14 Jun 2019
      • 8 sessions
      • Social Room
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      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.



      • 15 Apr 2019
      • 27 May 2019
      • 6 sessions
      • Classroom 1
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      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.


      • 15 Apr 2019
      • 24 Jun 2019
      • 10 sessions
      • Classroom 3
      • 9
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      • 15 Apr 2019
      • 17 Jun 2019
      • 9 sessions
      • Class 4
      • 0
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      Note: Instruction is for the small size ukulele – soprano, concert or tenor.

      Prerequisite required: an introductory course or equivalent

      Instructor Barry Luft has decades of playing and teaching of acoustic instruments.

      Course description:

      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 us their skills and keep their playing going.   Prerequisite: an introductory course or equivalent

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

      A ukulele – soprano, concert or tenor, electronic tuner, loose-leaf 3-ring binder, pen or pencil.

      What equipment will the instructor provide the students?

      Photocopied handouts. A recorded CD of songs and techniques for students for “listening and learning.”

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

      A prerequisite is required – an introductory course or equivalent (a simple strum and a handful of cords).

      Is this course available for drop-ins?

      No.

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

      Lots of learning and fun!




      • 16 Apr 2019
      • 18 Jun 2019
      • 10 sessions
      • Studio
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      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.



      • 16 Apr 2019
      • 18 Jun 2019
      • 10 sessions
      • Room 3
      Register


      • 16 Apr 2019
      • 18 Jun 2019
      • 10 sessions
      • Social Room
      • 8
      Register

      Course description:

      Health and Wellness with Tai Chi Zigong and Forms.

      What does the instructor bring to the course? 

      27 years in Tai Chi, Zegong, 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