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    • 30 Mar 2020
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    • 15 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Studio
    • 10
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    A great way to exercise and have fun at the same time.

    Instructor: Angella Grell

    • 1 Apr 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 24 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 11 sessions
    • Class 4
    • 5
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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!

    • 1 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM (MDT)
    • 17 Jun 2020
    • 11:00 PM (MDT)
    • 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.
    • 1 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM (MDT)
    • 24 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Class 1
    Registration is closed

    Join the Men's Group every second Wednesday.

    Check in for the fall project!

    • 2 Apr 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 25 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 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
    • (MDT)
    • 19 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Class 1
    • 8
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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.

    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
    • (MDT)
    • 19 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Studio
    • 4
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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
    • (MDT)
    • 19 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10 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.



    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
    • (MDT)
    • 19 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Studio
    • 9
    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
    • (MDT)
    • 29 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 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: Pat Harding

    • 6 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • 30 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • Snooker Room FALL 2019
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    • 6 Apr 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 29 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10 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!

    • 6 Apr 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 8 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Classroom 1
    • 9
    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
    • (MDT)
    • 22 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Classroom 3
    • 23
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    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
    • (MDT)
    • 29 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 11 sessions
    • Classroom 4
    • 10
    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
    • (MDT)
    • 22 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Board Room
    • 11
    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
    • (MDT)
    • 22 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Board Room
    • 8
    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
    • (MDT)
    • 22 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Class 1
    • 9
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    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
    • (MDT)
    • 8 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Class Room 3
    • 14
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    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 (MDT)
    • 29 Jun 2020
    • 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • Social Room
    • 6
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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
    • 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • 29 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • 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! 

    • 7 Apr 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 9 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Social Room
    • 12
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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 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
    • (MDT)
    • 9 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Studio
    • 3
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    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
    • (MDT)
    • 23 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 12 sessions
    • Class 1
    • 10
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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

    • 7 Apr 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 23 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 12 sessions
    • Social Room
    • 25
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    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
    • (MDT)
    • 9 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Studio
    • 6
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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.

    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
    • (MDT)
    • 23 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 12 sessions
    • studio
    • 4
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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 (MDT)
    • 30 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 PM (MDT)
    • Social Room
    Register

    No partner required.

    Best social, mental and physical activity.

    • 8 Apr 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 17 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Social room
    • 11
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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: Pat Harding

    • 8 Apr 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Course description:

    For those who have had dance (tap) for a couple of years.  We now speed up our work and add to our knowledge of tap: working on traditional tap combinations, rhythm work and co-ordination.

    Instructor, Joyce Reddy, has been teaching for 60 years, started in United Kingdom as student teacher in a stage school at 15, specializing in beginner older students.

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

    Tap shoes.

    What equipment will the instructor provide the students?

    Notes on tap when needed.

    What clothing is required?

    Exercise.

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

    Should have danced at a starter level for a couple of years.

    Is a partner required?

    No.

    Is this course available for drop-ins?

    Yes – for those with some past dance experience - Should have danced at a starter level for a couple of years.

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

    Think of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly!  The class progresses each week moving to a higher level as soon as the class is ready.  The class is based on traditional dance techniques and explores various tap styles from Vaudeville to modern day.





     

    • 8 Apr 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 17 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Social Room
    • 7
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    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.



    • 8 Apr 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Watch the Video!

    Course description:

    For those who have little or no tap.  Students start at “Step One” and build according to the ability of the class. No set limits to how much can be accomplished by the class and there is no “Push” to move up to a harder class until ready.  The instructor covers all the basic tap moves at a slow and steady pace.

    Instructor: Joyce Reddy has 60 years of teaching, C.D.T.A., R.A.D., I.S.T.D., B.A.T.D., I.D.M.A.

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

    Student should have low heel tap shoes.

    What equipment will the instructor provide the students?

    Tap steps and notes.

    What clothing is required?

    Exercise clothes.

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

    The class starts at the basic and this can be repeated as many times as you wish. No prior tap experience needed.

    Is this course available for drop-ins?

    Yes.

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

    It is fun. You will be pleased at how much you can accomplish. Each class is an advancement.


     

    Course description:

    For those who have little or no tap.  Students start at “Step One” and build according to the ability of the class. No set limits to how much can be accomplished by the class and there is no “Push” to move up to a harder class until ready.  The instructor covers all the basic tap moves at a slow and steady pace.

    Instructor: Joyce Reddy has 60 years of teaching, C.D.T.A., R.A.D., I.S.T.D., B.A.T.D., I.D.M.A.

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

    Student should have low heel tap shoes.

    What equipment will the instructor provide the students?

    Tap steps and notes.

    What clothing is required?

    Exercise clothes.

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

    The class starts at the basic and this can be repeated as many times as you wish. No prior tap experience needed.

    Is this course available for drop-ins?

    Yes.

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

    It is fun. You will be pleased at how much you can accomplish. Each class is an advancement

    • 8 Apr 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 17 Jun 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Social Room
    Register