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Pickleball is now split into two sessions. Please make sure you are signing up for the right time slot.
Pickleball is now split into two sessions. Please make sure you are signing up in the right session
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?
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?
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 Zigong and Forms.
Students should have completed at least two terms of beginner Tai Chi.
No partner required.
Best social, mental and physical activity.
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.
What equipment will the instructor provide the students?
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.
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.
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.
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.
$5. 00 Kiln Fee
Name and contact information of instructor: Linda Earl 403 289-6266
Course description: playing crib for fun
No instructor. We learn from each other. Some knowledge of cribbage.
No equipment is required. The equipment belongs to the club.
Casual environment. Partner is not required. This club is available for drop-in.
The Confederation Park55+ Activity Centre's book club is a book discussion group. A friendly forum where readers come together and talk about books and their reading experience. Becoming a book club member is exciting: finally you are able to talk about the books you read with other people.
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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.
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
Something to drink
Comfortable clothing for movement
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.
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.
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.
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!
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:
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.
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!
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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.
Join the Men's Group every second Wednesday.
Check in for the fall project!
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 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.
DRAMA CLUB: Old People Behaving Badly
Ever want to perform in front of an audience but were nervous about trying? This is the club for you! Using your strengths, be it singing, telling jokes, playing music or speaking, the club will create a piece of collective theatre called "Old People Behaving Badly" and perform it in early December at a luncheon at Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre. Come, have fun and showcase what Old People can do.
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.
Your project, pictures to work on, cutting board, craft utility knife, glue (we have some supplies in class)
Students have to bring their own equipment. Instructor provides no equipment.
Be sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
Beginners are most welcome.
Not available for drop-ins. Projects should be done in class.
Come in a visit – you will see projects in various stages – most welcome to come in anytime.
Note: Instruction is for the small size varieties of ukulele – soprano, concert or tenor.
Instructor Barry Luft
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 will 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.
What does the instructor bring to the course? (brief biography)
Decades of playing and teaching acoustic instruments.
A ukulele – small size variety of ukulele – soprano, concert or tenor, electronic tuner, a loose-leaf 3-ring binder, pen or pencil.
Little or no experience.
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 course will include a review of basic chords in the main ukulele keys and useful strumming patterns to accompany singing. Other topics covered will include: 1) Finger Picking for song accompaniment, 2) Playing by Ear, 3) The Nashville Numbering System, 4) The Calypso Rhythm, and 5) Other topics on the whims of the instructor - too fierce to mention in print! Alumni are always welcome to register.
Prerequisite: an introductory course
A ukulele – soprano, concert or tenor, electronic tuner, loose-leaf 3-ring binder, pen or pencil.
Photocopied handouts. A recorded CD of songs and techniques for students for “listening and learning.”
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.
Lots of learning and fun!
Class focuses on exercises that increase strength, balance, agility and postural awareness thus reducing the risk of falls. Participants must be ambulatory.
Instructor Louise Hinz
Sturdy footwear that covers the toes and heels. Water bottle is optional.
Bands, balls and hand weights
Loose comfortable clothing
Class is suited for those that use canes, walkers but participants have to get to the class
Participants should inform instructor of any medical or chronic conditions they have.
Health and Wellness with Chen Tai Chi and Qigong.
27 years in Tai Chi, Qigong, Aikido (martial arts)
Please Note: There is $5 kiln fee paid Separately
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.
Material required to complete the students’ individual projects.
Beginner and onwards.
We are a fun-loving bunch. Be ready to join the gang.
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
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.
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.
Notes on tap when needed.
Should have danced at a starter level for a couple of years.
Is a partner required?
Yes – for those with some past dance experience - Should have danced at a starter level for a couple of years.
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.
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
A positive attitude and a smile.
Stop sheets and video links along with playlist for the following week.
Comfortable, indoor shoes that turn easily on a floor. No runners.
Little or no dance experience is required.
Beginners should never attend on a drop-in basis.
Be patient, come often, ask questions, learn dance floor etiquette and dance terminology.
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.
Student should have low heel tap shoes.
Tap steps and notes.
The class starts at the basic and this can be repeated as many times as you wish. No prior tap experience needed.
It is fun. You will be pleased at how much you can accomplish. Each class is an advancement.
Intermediate I – will cover a variety of dances with a variety of music. It is expected that at this stage that combinations will become less repetitive and more variety would become evident. A bridge not exceeding 16 counts could be included within the dance.
Instructor: Gwen Newell
Comfortable, indoor shoes that turn easily on a floor, no runners.
Prerequisite: Line Dance Beginners
Check with the instructor prior to attending.
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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.
Drop in Bridge
There is no instructor with this club. We learn from each other in this casual and friendly environment. Basic level of knowledge and willingness to learn. No partner is required.
Bridge Beginners – this course is open to beginners who have never played and/or those with a basic understanding of Bridge.
Instructor: Rae Haaland - Life Master – an ACBL designation in bridge. 20 years of instruction.
Nothing. Students may want to purchase an “Introduction to Bridge” $7.50 from the instructor.
Instructor will bring all other materials. Playing cards, weekly photocopies handouts.
Students with a basic understanding of Bridge.
There is homework.
Based on the C.D.T.A. jazz syllabus, has core, strength, co-ordination and cardio content. All using real jazz steps in a dance format.
Instructor Joyce Reddy, has been teaching for 60 years which started in the United Kingdom as student teacher in a stage school at 15 specializing in beginner older students.
Exercise clothes, light soft runners or jazz shoes.
Notes on dance as needed.
No previous dance needed but is useful.
You can expect the same kind of moves you see in musical productions. You will learn the basic technique which will show both ballet and jazz positions. It is a great work out. The class progresses each week so dance ability improves each week. Work to your own level.
The woodcarving group is looking for new members. Come on out at 9:00 AM on September 5th, 12th or 19th to observe or try it for yourself. 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 about 12.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.
No instructor – self-directed
Small hand tools, carving knife, gouge, sandpaper, power tools (Dremel)
Not applicable. No instructor. Self-directed.
Work clothes and apron.
From beginner and up.
No, but drop in, observe, ask questions, you may find a hobby you enjoy.
Fee charged for wood rough cut.
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.
According to research one of the best means of avoiding Alzheimer's & Dementia is to dance. Other benefits are exercise, confidence & Ffriendship.
An introduction to the basic ballet technique: slow explanations for the art of ballet. Good for strength, core, poise, isolation of movement, co-ordination and cardio.
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.
Ballet shoes or gymnastic shoes.
Notes when needed.
These ballet classes are based on R.A.D. examination syllabus which is modified for Adult/Senior dancers. This is not a fitness class but an adaptation of the art of ballet. We learn to correct posture, poise and technique. Helps with strength, balance, core, co-ordination and cardio as well as poise and control. Classes should be taken in order starting at the beginner level.
For those who have little or no dance experience. 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 dance moves at a slow and steady pace.
Student should have low heel shoes.
Dance steps and notes.
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.
Doubles, leads and more – this is a more advanced course for those who have a basic understanding of Bridge. At first class, students are asked to list what subjects they would like to have covered.
Instructor: Rae Haaland
Life Master (an ACBL designation)
20 years of bridge instruction.
At each lesson, students will be given background, examples etc of the days’ subject. Copies of what has been covered will be provided.
Should have a basic understanding of Bridge.
Yes. Provided the student has a basic understanding of Bridge.
There will be homework.
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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.
A great way to exercise and have fun at the same time.
Instructor: Angella Grell
Join Alesha Buczny, B.F.A. as we learn how to paint in watercolours. Learn about this wonderful medium as Alesha takes you step by step through 8 classes.
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ONLY 15 TICKETS AVAILABLE $20.00 EACH
Speak the Speech
This is a class that focuses not necessarily on formal speeches, but rather how to develop the courage to speak in public. The classes will focus on Real Life Speaking: Introductions, How to Use a Microphone and Podium, How to Write and Organize a Speech, Giving Thanks and much more. Learning is developed through games and fun. No out-of-class speaking unless you want to. Over the course of 10 weeks you will develop the confidence to speak your mind.
Interested in learning the basics of machine sewing?
Become familiar with the general mechanics of your machine and complete a sewing project.
Jaye Benoit holds a bachelor of fine arts degree with a focus on painting and drawing. Join Jaye as she provides professional quality step by strep drawing instructions.
Craft Time With Judy
Join Judy (from the office) as we explore the art of decorating a wooden birdhouse. All supplies are included.
ONLY 15 TICKETS AVAILABLE $25.00 EACH