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Clay … Guitar …                                                                                 based rhythms in multiple parts and
Drumming … Jewellery Making …                      Beginner/Intermediate                        explore making music as a group in a
                                                   Wheel Throwing                               relaxed, convivial atmosphere. Djembes,
                                                   For absolute beginners as well as            dundun (African bass drum) and bell
Encaustic Painting Workshop                                                                     accompaniment and handouts are
Encaustic painting, or hot wax painting,           intermediates, this class emphasizes
                                                   basic throwing techniques to learn how       provided. 1 sess: Sat Sept 24; 10 am – 12
involves using heated beeswax to which                                                          noon; $20; Hayley Tomlinson
colored pigments have been added as                to or improve your ability to make mugs
                                                   and bowls. Glazing techniques for cone
your painting medium. This hot wax
                                                   6 will also be included in the course.       African Hand Drumming –
is applied to your painting surface
(cardstock) and then various tools (hot            Small class size allows for individual       Continuing
irons & styluses) are used to shape the            help and progress. Fee includes all firing   For those who’ve had an introduction
“paint” before it cools. The resulting             costs. Clay and glazes will be available     to African Drumming and would like
designs can be as simple or as complex             for purchase at the class. 6 sess: Thur      an opportunity to practice some more
as you would like! Even beginners                  Oct 13 - Nov 17; 6– 9 pm; $90; Cheryl        rhythms and learn more techniques
can achieve amazing results. In this               Iwanowsky                                    to improve their tone and dexterity.
introductory workshop with encaustic                                                            Djembes, dundun and handouts are
artist, Dorothy Murphy, you’ll learn all            Cheryl Iwanowsky brings twenty years        provided or bring your own. 1 sess: Sat
the basics and create a variety of 4”x6”            experience of being a studio potter to      Sept 24; 1 - 3 pm; $20; Hayley Tomlinson
encaustic painting art cards (in photo              these fabulous classes. She continues to
frame inserts) to take home. Fee includes           delight in helping individuals interested    Hayley studied Music and Latin/
all supplies. 1 sess: Sat Oct 22; 9:30 -            in claywork improve their pottery            African Percussion at Vancouver
12:00 noon; $25; Dorothy Murphy                     skills and have fun with this wonderful      Community College with Salvador
                                                    medium.                                      Ferreras. She continued her studies
                                                                                                 with Joseph Pepe Danza and was a
Silver Jewellery Making for
                                                   Mike’s Campfire Guitar                         member of Pepe Danza and the Rhythm
Beginners                                          Ever wish you could play the guitar           Fools. Hayley has been drumming for
Bring your creative energy to this                 so you could sit around the campfire          13 years and has a passion for sharing
beginner jewellery making/silversmithing           (or kitchen) and have a sing-a-long?          her knowledge, experience, and love
class with jewellery designer Cheryl               Well, this is the program for you. Mike       of rhythm with people of all ages and
Jacobs. Learn skills like sawing, texturing        welcomes back both continuing students        abilities in the community.
piercing and finishing required to turn            and brand new students to this popular
                                                                                                Christmas Crafts ...
various metals (silver, brass, copper) into        program that teaches basic guitar chords
wearable art. Embellishments like semi-            and rhythms and some popular blues,
precious stones and freshwater pearls              country and rock & roll songs that use
will allow endless variations of colour,                                                        All projects may be viewed at Echo Centre.
                                                   these chords. Students must supply their
texture and form. Each student will have           own acoustic guitar. 10 sess: Wed Sept 28
the opportunity to complete 2 – 3 pieces           – Nov 30; 5:45 - 6:45 pm OR 6:45 – 7:45
depending on skill level. There will be            PM; $70; Mike Mallon
a $50.00 fee at the class for complete
supplies. 1 sess: Sat Oct 22; 9:30 am – 5           Mike Mallon is largely a self-taught
pm; $80; Cheryl Jacobs                              local musician/songwriter. Currently        Hand Stamped
 Cheryl Jacobs re-located from San Francisco
                                                    he plays in two (sometimes more) local      Christmas Cards
 to Vancouver Island in 1993. She opened a
                                                    bands. He’s having lots of fun passing on   Join us for a fun evening of creating
 studio (Cheryl Jacobs Designs) on Denman           his enthusiasm to new musicians.            handmade Christmas cards for the
 Island which features her own one of a                                                         special people in your life. Participants
 kind and production casted jewellery. Her         African Hand Drumming                        will make 3 different, unique cards, each
 jewellery has been featured in galleries in
                                                   Workshop - Beginners                         using different rubber stamps, techniques
 California, Hawaii, Ontario, Alberta and
 B.C. Her jewellery is also available through
                                                   This 2 hour workshop is an introduction      and supplies. Just bring $10 for complete
 craft fairs such as Filberg Festival and Circle   to hand drumming technique and               supplies to the workshop. 1 sess: Thur
 Craft.                                            rhythms on djembes (African hand             Nov 17; 7 – 9 pm; $9; Glenda Mollet
                                                   drums). Learn fun, simple West African
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Painted Rock Christmas House                  Madras. Pistachio Rice Pudding will be          her mother Dollie Watts. In 2008, Annie
Join local artist Jane Morden (from Rock,     prepared for dessert.1 sess: Mon Oct 7;         began authoring her second cookbook,
Paper, Scissors Studio) and discover how      6:30 - 9pm; $26; Sarina Koch                    beHealthy Cookbook, in response to
fun and fabulous painting rocks can be                                                        the nutritional needs of herself and
(even for those who’ve never painted                                                          her family, who all have food allergies.
                                              More Gifts from the Kitchen                     Annie will have her cookbook available
before)! Paint up a nostalgic Christmas
                                                                                Join          for purchase at the class.
house, bookstore or antique shop to add
                                              Sarina for this not to be missed
to your Christmas décor or to give as a
                                              opportunity to create and take home
unique gift. Rocks of different sizes &
                                                                           five new,         Dancing ...
shapes, acrylic paints and lots of creative
                                                                           original,
ideas all supplied by Jane. 1 sess: Thur
                                                                           beautifully       Belly Dancing Intro
Dec 1; 7 – 9 pm; $15; Jane Morden
                                                                           presented         A fun 6 week introduction to the ancient
                                                                 gifts from the kitchen      Middle Eastern art of Belly Dance.
Christmas Papier Mache                                           to give to special family   Learn basic isolations, steps and a short
Papier mache’s not just for kids! Join        or friends! These classes always fill up       choreography. It’s great for your flexibility
Jane (from Rock, Paper Scissors Studio)       quickly! Sign up early for these ones!         and muscle tone! Wear comfortable
and create a fun and funky reindeer,          Registration fee includes all supplies. 1      workout or dance clothes. 6 sess: Tue
snowman or other Christmas creature -         sess: Thur Nov 24 or Mon Nov 28; 6:30 –        Oct 4 – Nov 8; 6 – 7:15 pm; $52; Kim
to add to your Christmas decorating or to                                                    Hammett
                                              9 pm; $38; Sarina Koch
turn into a unique gift box! 4 sess: Wed
Nov 9 - 30; 7 – 8:30pm; $55; Jane Morden
                                                                                             Belly Dance Continuing
                                              Portuguese Cuisine                             For those who have completed an
Cooking ...                                   Portuguese cuisine is known for its use
                                              of quality, seasonal, fresh ingredients and
                                                                                             introductory set of belly dancing classes
                                                                                             and are eager to learn more! 6 sess: Tue
                                              its robust flavours. Sarina, back from a
 Cooking Classes…with Sarina Koch                                                            Oct 4 – Nov 8; 7:30 – 8:45 pm; $52; Kim
                                              3 week summer vacation in Portugal,
 Bring your apron, sharp paring knife                                                        Hammett
                                              eating where the locals eat, and sampling
 and your appetite to these delicious
                                              the cuisine from the many different
 workshops!
                                              regions, will share the recipes for some       West Coast Swing for
                                              of her favorite Portuguese dishes. Come        Beginners & Improvers
Delicious Berries & Nuts                      hungry and bring an apron and a sharp          A little slower than the jive, the West
You know that nuts and berries are            paring knife! 1 sess: Mon Nov 14; 6:30 –       Coast Swing is the most creative and
loaded with good fats and proteins,           9 pm; $26; Sarina Koch                         versatile of all the swing dances. It can
vitamins and anti-oxidants! Now join,                                                        be danced to almost any music in 4/4
professional chef, Sarina Koch, and learn
how to prepare an amazing full course
                                              beHealthy Cooking                              time – blues & jazz, pop, disco even rap.
                                              Join chef Annie Watts for a tasty              Beginners will learn basic patterns and
dinner, from appetizer, soup, salad, main                                                    variations and improvers will learn how
                                              opportunity to share in and learn how to
course & dessert, using a wide variety of                                                    to be more creative in building their
                                              prepare delicious, healthy dishes featured
nutritious, delicious, flavor packed nuts                                                    own patterns & variations. Couples only
                                              in Annie’s new beHealthy cookbook. All
and berries. Just bring your own apron,                                                      please. 4 sess: Sun Oct 16 – Nov 13 (no
                                              recipes are dairy, gluten, yeast & citrus
sharp paring knife and appetite! 1 sess:                                                     class Oct 23); 1 – 3 pm; $75/ per couple;
                                              free. The menu for the evening includes
Wed Sept 28; 6:30 – 9 pm; $26; Sarina                                                        Wayne & Carrie Smith
                                              Salmon Patties with Dill Cucumber
Koch
                                              Sauce, Quinoa Salad, Wild Berry Double
                                              Cream Dessert Crepes and Rosehip Iced          Salsa & Merengue
Colourful Curries                             Tea. 1 sess: Mon Oct 17; 6:30 - 8:30 pm;       Learn the basics and some great
Join Sarina and her guest chef, Anjali        $20; Annie Watts                               combinations for these popular hot Latin
Soman for this delicious, unique cooking                                                     dances that can be danced either solo
class and learn how to blend spices to         Annie Watts has a Culinary Arts Degree        or as a couple. Look great on the dance
create authentic, mouth watering red,          from Malaspina College. Annie spent           floor! Couples & singles are welcome. 4
green and yellow curries. Some of the          12 years running the award winning,           sess: Sun Nov 20 – Dec 11; 1 – 3 pm; $38/
dishes prepared will include Pineapple         Liliget Feast House in Vancouver with         per single; Wayne & Carrie Smith
Vegetable Curry, Seafood Curry, Chicken
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Fitness …                                     an individualized approach providing         postures offered. 10 sess: Wed Sept 28 –
                                              ongoing support and help with specific       Dec 7 (no class Nov 16); 2:15 – 3:15 pm;
                                              concerns, body mechanics and walking         $40; Shandora Page
Mom and Baby Fitness                          techniques. Each session includes a
There is always lots of fun and laughter
in this twice a week fitness class designed
                                              warm-up, cool down and a group walk          Gentle Flow Yoga
                                              either outdoors on the Bob Dailey            A gentle approach to traditional Vinyasa
just for new moms WITH their babies.
                                              running track on nice days or indoors in     (flow) yoga. We will be working with Sun
Share in quality time with your baby
                                              Glenwood Centre in inclement weather.        Salutations, standing and seated postures,
as you tighten and tone, strengthen
                                              Participants will be encouraged to walk      through a flowing sequence, so students
those much needed core muscles, burn
                                              on their own during the week between         must be comfortable getting up and
calories and improve your cardiovascular
                                              sessions and be given information about      down from standing to a seated position
endurance1 (Babies should be pre-
                                              walking trails and walking routes within     on the floor. All levels of Yoga experience
crawling and moms at least 6 weeks post
                                              the City. 10 sess: Wed Oct 5 – Dec 7;        are welcome to attend this class. 10 sess:
partum and have approval from their
                                              11:30 am – 12:30 pm; $20 (with your own      Wed Sept 28 – Dec 7 (no class Nov 16);
doctor) Wednesdays & Fridays 10: 15 –
                                              poles) $35 (includes loan of poles from      7 – 8 pm; $62; Shandora Page
11:15 am Set I – 12 sess: Sept 28– Nov 4;
                                              Oct 5 – Dec 7) Ester Haack
$48 Set II – 11 sess: Nov 9 – Dec 16 (no
class Nov 11); $44; Sondra Austin                                                          Tai Chi
                                              “Chair Fit” Exercise Program                 Join Darren for these beginning and
                                              Much of this low impact program will be
  Fit Beginnings                              done sitting in chairs, with some standing
                                                                                           continuing level Tai Chi classes and
  A twice a week gentle fitness program                                                    discover the benefits of this time honored
                                              and walking around the room. Exercise        Chinese exercise form. Experience the
  for those who have been sedentary
                                              bands and other props will be utilized to    relaxation and improve your strength,
  for a long time. Participants, who
                                              improve muscle strength, flexibility and     balance, coordination and flexibility,
  may have health concerns such as
                                              range of motion. Suitable for those with     safely and effectively. All ages and fitness
  overweight, diabetes, hypertension
                                              physical limitations or mobility issues.     levels are welcome. 10 sess: Wed Oct 5 –
  or other chronic conditions and who
                                              Wed Sept 28 – Dec 7; 1 – 2 pm; $30 for a     Dec 7; 5:15 – 6:15 pm: $60; Darren Lentz
  find it difficult to be physically active
                                              7 session Punch Card; Ester Haack
  and fit into other exercise classes, are
  invited to join. Offers a supportive                                                      Qigong (pronounced chee gung) is a
  environment, lots of group support          Over 50’s Weight Training                     Chinese Mandarin term combining the
  and exercises modified to meet              Program                                       Chinese word Qi, for breath or energy,
  participants’ needs. 20 sess: Tues and      As we age and start to lose muscle and        with Gong, meaning achievement or
  Thur Oct 4 – Dec 8; 12:10 pm – 1:10         bone mass, strength training becomes          results.
  pm; $40; Ester Haack                        more important. Join Scott in the Fitness
                                              Room at the Pool for this twice a week       Qigong - Introductory
  Fit Beginnings Step II                      introductory course especially designed      The smooth and balanced flow of qi
  A continuing twice a week exercise          for adults over 50. Learn proper form and    created by qigong practice shows itself as
  program for those who have                  body position for safe, effective strength   a joyful, relaxed, optimistic and energized
  completed Fit Beginnings or want a          training utilizing a variety of equipment.   state of mind. This new introductory
  little more challenge. Participants will    After your class, you can also use the       8 week course provides students with
  receive support and help in modifying       pool, whirlpool and sauna to complete        a basic foundation and understanding
  exercises to fit their needs. 20 sess:      your workout. Tue & Thur 10:30 – 11:30       of Qigong practice. Each class opens
  Tues and Thur Oct 4 – Dec 8; 1:30 –         am; Tue Oct 18 – Thur Nov 17; $79            and closes with a short meditation and
  2:30 pm; $40; Ester Haack                                                                includes breath work and visualizations
                                              Over 50’s Yoga                               combined with postures and movements
                                                                                           that are gentle and easy to learn and that
Nordic Walking Program -                      This class is designed to be suitable for
                                                                                           can be practiced by almost anyone. Set
                                              all levels of yoga experience with an
Beginners                                     emphasis on restorative Yoga postures        I: 6 sess: Mon Sept 26 – Nov 7 (no class
A 10 week Nordic walking program                                                           Oct 10); 6:30 – 8 pm; $45 Set II: 6 sess:
                                              to promote relaxation and pain relief.
aimed specifically at those who are new                                                    Mon Nov 14 – Dec 19; 6:30 – 8 pm; $45;
                                              Postures will be modified, as necessary,
to Nordic walking and who have been                                                        Darren Lentz
                                              to fit all needs and abilities. Chairs and
sedentary for a long time or who have
                                              props will be provided to give ease to all
specific chronic health concerns. Offers
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Qigong – Continuing                                                                        Yoga Level I (Tuesdays)
For those who have completed at least                                                      An introductory class for healthy
1 set of beginning Qigong classes and                                                      beginners. Tuesdays 7 – 8:30 pm; Set I - 8
who want an ongoing class to develop                                                       sess: Sept 6 – Oct 25; $50 Set II – 7 sess:
and refine their practice. 10 sess:                                                        Nov 1 – Dec 13; $44
Wed Oct 5 – Dec 7; 6:30 – 8 pm; $75;
Darren Lentz                                                                               Yoga Continuing (Tuesdays)
                                                                                           An ongoing Level II class for continuing
 Darren is a certified Qigong instructor                                                   students. Must have completed at least 1
 and has been teaching Qigong and                                                          session of Yoga to register. Tuesdays 5:15
 Meditation for the last 9 years.                                                          – 6:45 pm Set I – 8 sess: Sept 6 – Oct 25;
                                                                                           $50 Set II – 7 sess: Nov 1 – Dec 13; $44
Sondra’s Morning Workout
Join Sondra every Mon/Wed/Fri at                                                           Yoga Continuing (Thursdays)
Echo at 9 am for a great low impact,                                                       An ongoing Level I/II class for
whole body workout and start your                                                          continuing students. Must have
day on the right track! Healthy                                                            completed at least 1 session of yoga to
beginners and “first-timers” are always                                                    register. Thursdays 7 – 8:30 pm Set I – 8
welcome to join this enthusiastic,                                                         sess: Sept 8 – Oct 27; $50 Set II 7 sess:
friendly group. Every Mon/Wed/Fri                                                          Nov 3 – Dec 15; $44
beginning Wed Sept 7; 9 - 10 am; $36
for a 10 session pass or $4 for a drop-                                                    Yoga Continuing (Fridays)
in ticket.                                                                                 An ongoing Level I/II class for
                                                                                           continuing students. Must have
Zumba Fitness                                                                              completed at least 1 session of yoga to
Mondays or Wednesdays                         Echo Yoga Classes                            register. Fridays 8:55 – 10:25 am Set I - 8
                                              Afterwork, morning and evening classes       sess: Sept 9 – Oct 28; $50 Set II –6sess:
Discover Zumba - the hottest, new,
                                              available – beginners to Level II/III.       Nov 4 – Dec 16 (no class Nov 11); $38
Latin inspired, easy to follow, dance
                                              Improve your posture & alignment,
fitness class that delivers a great workout
for your core, your arms, your legs and
                                              balance, flexibility and core strength in    Yoga Level II/III (Thursdays)
                                              these popular classes. Pip Van Nispen        Our most advanced class for experienced
your heart - all to great rhythms that
make you want to move. Beginners and                                                       students. Must have approval of
all fitness levels are welcome. Mon Set 1-    Yoga – Level I (Mondays)                     instructor prior to registration.
7 sess: Sept 12 - Oct 31 (no class Oct 12);   An introductory level class for beginners    Thursdays 5:15 – 6:45 pm Set I – 8 sess:
5:30-6:30 pm; $42; Mon Set II - 7 sess:       or an ongoing class for those who would      Sept 8 – Oct 27; $50 Set II 7 sess:
Nov 7 - Dec 19; 5:30-6:30 pm; $42; Wed        like a gentler approach to yoga because of   Nov 3 – Dec 15; $44
Set I - 8 sess: Sept 14 - Nov 2; 5:30-6:30    health concerns or physical limitations.
pm; $48; Wed Set II - 7 sess: Nov 9 - Dec     Mondays 11 am – 12:30 pm Set I -6 sess:      Yoga - Friday Evening Vinyasa
21; 5:30-6:30 pm; $42; Shandora Page          Sept 12 – Oct 24 (no class Oct 10); $38      Enjoy this Friday evening Vinyasa yoga
                                              Set II - 7 sess: Oct 31 – Dec 12; $44        class, taught by yoga instructor and local
Pilates Mat All Level Class                                                                naturopathic physician Dr. Jeannie Doig.
Intelligent exercise …. profound results.     Yoga Level I (Fridays)                       Each session also includes 20 minutes of
Learn Pilates breathing and exercise          An introductory level class for beginners    meditation and healthy nutrition tips for
techniques designed to increase core          or an ongoing class for those who would      a complete wellness session. Experienced
strength, lengthen and stretch muscles,       like a gentler approach to yoga because of   and beginner yoga students are welcome.
improve posture and increase stability.       health concerns or physical limitations.     8 sess: Fri Oct 14 - Dec 9 (no class Nov
Beginning and continuing students, all        Fridays 10:30 am – 12 noon Set I - 8 sess:   11); 5:30 - 7 pm; $78; Dr. Jeannie Doig
ages and fitness levels are welcome. 8        Sept 9 – Oct 28; $50 Set II – 6 sess: Nov
sess: Thur Oct 6 – Nov 24; 5:30 – 6:30        4 – Dec 16; $38
pm: $50; Karli Van Vliet

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           Adult Swim Instruction/Coaching
                                                                       Beginners & Improvers Boot Camps
“Starting Out” Adults                                                  Now offering even more choices of times! Join Scott for
Set 1, Tu & Thu, 6:45 - 7:15 pm
                                                                       these great Boot Camp workouts that use a variety of
For the beginner swimmer. Learn the swimming basics of breath-
ing, flotation and propulsion. For those who are ready, the basics
                                                                       exercise balls, bosus, resistance tubing, weights, steps and
of front and back crawl are introduced. Swimmers learn at their        your own body weight in an amazingly effective whole
own pace. Distance swim is 10 m.                                       body workout that develops core strength, a balanced
Adult Intermediate
                                                                       system and stronger, leaner, more flexible muscles. Scott
Set 2, Tu & Thu, 6:45 - 7:15 pm                                        Beckett
Develop front and back crawl working on proper breathing tech-
nique, stroke, proficiency and increased endurance. Introduction        Boot Camp - Rise and Shine – Morning Tue &
to deep water activities, diving, breaststroke and elementary          Thur 7:15 – 8:15 am (Echo) Set I – 12 sess: Sept 20 – Oct
backstroke. Distance swim is 25 m.                                     27; $62 Set II: 12 sess: Nov 1 – Dec 8; $62
C.A.L.S. (Coached Adult Lane Swim)
All Sets, Tu & Thu, 6:30 - 7:15 pm                                     Boot Camp – Morning Tues and Thur 9 – 10 am
Swimmers with established swim strokes will receive coaching
                                                                       (Echo) Set I - 12 sess: Sept 20 – Oct 27; $62 Set II -12 sess:
to help develop more swim strength, endurance, and stroke effi-
ciency. Also a great option for triathlon trainees who want to hone    Nov 1 – Dec 8; $62
their swim abilities. Offered in 4 or 5 week blocks - twice weekly.
Please pre-register at Echo Aquatic Centre.                            Boot Camp - Noon Wed and Fri 12:15 – 1:15 pm
                                                                       (Hilton Centre gym) Set I 12 sess: Sept 21–Oct 28; $62
                                                                       Set II – 11 sess: Nov 2 – Dec 9 (no class Nov 11); $57. If
                                 Family Yoga                           you need childcare, register your little ones for Boot Camp
                                 Adult and child 10 & up               Playtime (see below)
                                 A bonding experience for
                                 parents and children to enjoy.        Boot Camp - Noon Mondays 12:15 – 1:15 pm (Hil-
                                 Kids can benefit from Yoga too,       ton Centre Gym) 11 sess: Sept 19 - Dec 5 (no class Oct
                                 so come and have fun explor-          10); $57
                                 ing yoga together. Yoga helps         If you need childcare, register your little ones for Boot
                                 children develop self-discipline,     Camp Playtime (see below)
                                 co-ordination, body awareness,
                                 self-confidence and the ability       Boot Camp - After Work Mon & Wed 5:15 – 6:15
                                 to become calm and focus more         pm (Echo Centre) Set I – 11 sess: Sept 19 – Oct 26 (no
                                 easily. Family Yoga is an intro-      class Oct 10); $57 Set II – 12 sess: Oct 31 - Dec 7; $62
                                 ductory, gentle hatha yoga class
                                 designed for those with minimal       Boot Camp - After Work Tue & Thur 5:15 – 6:15
                                 yoga experience. Benefits include     pm (Hilton Centre gym) Set I – 12 sess: Sept 20 – Oct 27;
                                 greater flexibility and strength,     $62 Set II – 12 sess: Nov 1 – Dec 8; $62
                                 relaxation, improved posture and
                                 overall well-being. Spend quality     Boot Camp Playtime
                                                                       Children ages 1 – 5 years at
                                 time together and have fun while
                                                                       Kiwanis Hilton Children’s Centre
                                 gaining healthy lifestyle benefits.
                                                                       Provide your child with an hour of quality playtime
                                 Session 1: Thurs Sep 29 – Nov 3;      in the Discovery Room at Kiwanis Hilton Children’s
                                 5:30 – 6:30pm; Session 2: Thurs       Centre while you enjoy a great NOON BOOT CAMP
                                 Nov 10 – Dec 15; (6 sessions)         WORKOUT in the Hilton Gym. Wednesdays & Fridays
                                 Echo Centre; Instructor: Kim          12:15 – 1:15 pm Set 1 – 12 sess: Sep 21 – Oct 28; $25/child
                                 Regimbal; $36 per person              Set II – 11 sess: Nov 2 – Dec 9 (no class Nov 11); $24/
                                                                       child. Mondays 12:15 – 1:15 pm 11 sess: Sept 19 – Dec 5
                                                                       (no class Oct 10); $24/child


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                                              northern Thailand. It combines walking        the diet contribute to poor health. Learn
                                              and sitting meditation to balance body,       how you can boost your immune system
    Holiday Boot Camps!                       mind and spirit. The practice of the          through diet, food sensitivity testing,
              Echo Centre                     tranquility meditation promotes mental        detoxification, vitamin protocols and
    After work Mon & Wed 5:15 –               health and general well-being. 1 sess: Tue    herbal medicine. Learn about natural
    6:15 pm 7 sess: Dec 12 – Jan 4;           Oct 18; 6:30 - 8 pm; $12; Darren Lentz        prevention & treatment methods for flus,
    (no class Dec 26); $37                                                                  colds & coughs. 1 sess: Thu Oct 27; 7 -
    Morning Tue & Thur 9 – 10
                                              Arthritis and Your Hands                      8:30 pm; $25; Dr. Jeannie Doig
    am; 8 sess: Dec 13 – Jan 5; $42
                                              Stiff fingers? Aching hands? This
                                              new workshop developed by the                  Dr. Jeannie Doig, HBSc, ND has
                                              Arthritis Society and delivered by             an Honours Bachelor of Science in
Belly Dancing                                 physiotherapiost, Lynn Barton covers           Human Biology from the University of
Please see Adult Dance section                joint changes, common thumb and                Toronto and a graduate degree from
                                              wrist problems, how to protect your            the Canadian College of Naturopathic
Wellness …                                    joints, helpful aids and tools, some basic     Medicine in Toronto. Dr. Doig practices
                                                                                             at the Family Chiropractic Clinic in
                                              exercises, improving grip strength and
                                              practical tips and strategies for relieving    Port Alberni as well as in Tofino and
Healthy Weight!                               pain and increasing mobility. Bring your       Ucluelet.
Healthy Living!                               own questions and concerns. 1 sess: Mon
Did you know that weight management
can help you reduce your risks for heart
                                              Oct 24; 7 – 9 pm; $5                          Outdoor ... Sports ...
disease, diabetes, and some cancers?
The Diabetes Education Centre at West                                                       Fall Golf Lessons – For
Coast General Hospital and Parks and                                                        Beginners and Improvers
Recreation are co-sponsoring this 6                                                         Co-sponsored by Alberni Golf Club.
week healthy weight, healthy lifestyle                                                      Learn from the pro. Offers instruction
group program facilitated by a Registered                                                   in all aspects of the game – from putting
Dietitian. Learn about a healthy lifestyle                                                  and chipping to the full swing plus rules
approach to weight management that the                                                      & etiquette. All equipment is supplied or
whole family can use. Sessions will be                                                      bring your own. Class size is limited to
held at the Diabetes Education Centre,                                                      6 participants. All classes are held at the
West Coast General Hospital.6 sess: Thur                                                    Alberni Golf Club. 4 sess: $45; Brian
Sept 29 – Nov 10 (no class Nov 3); 4 - 5                                                    Rands
pm; $10; Aveleigh Hess R.D.                                                                 Prog I Sun Sept 11–Oct 2 3 – 4 pm
                                                                                            Prog 2 Sun Sept 11–Oct 2 4:15 – 5:15 pm
Qigong Self Massage                                                                         Prog 3 Tue Sept 13–Oct 4 5 – 6 pm
An introduction to Qigong self massage,
focusing on the face and ears. Similar to                                                    Learn to Curl
the acupressure facial, it is great for the                                                  Co-sponsored with the Alberni Valley
skin. You will also learn how to do some                                                     Curling Club
tapping of acupoints on the arms and                                                         Join the qualified instructors from the
body to stimulate the energy channels                                                        Alberni Valley Curling Club and learn
to open up and balance your qi, or vital      How to Boost Your Immune                       how to curl this fall! No special equip-
energy. All techniques are simple to learn    System Naturally                               ment is needed – just bring a clean pair
and are quick and easy to practice. 1 sess:   Join Naturopathic physician, Dr. Jeannie       of running shoes and wear comfort-
Tue Nov 15; 7 - 8 pm; $12; Darren Lentz       Doig, and learn how to optimize and            able, warm clothes that allow free
                                              improve your immune system naturally.          movement. Open to all ages, abilities
Tranquility Meditation                        You will learn about the relationship          and fitness levels. 4 sess: Tue & Thur
An introduction for beginners to a            of emotional and physical stressors on         Sept 20 Sept 29; 7 – 8 pm; $10
tranquility meditation based on the           illness and how nutrient deficiencies
tradition of the Thai Forest monks of         and acidity – alkalinity imbalances in

                                 Fall 2011 Healthy Living Guide Visit our website www.portalberni.ca
Adult 16+                                                                                                                                            13
                          Port Alberni Parks and Recreation Department                             The Alberni Valley Curling
                                                                                                   Club offers a variety

     LADIES LEARN TO PLAY                                                                          of leagues for all ages.
                                                                                                   Please log on to www.

      HOCKEY PROGRAM
                                                                                                   albernicurling.com for more
                                                                                                   information.
                                                    This program is designed for ladies who

                 veryone
                                                                                                   In partnership with the Alberni

        e what e about,
                                                    want to try the great Canadian game of
                                                                                                   Valley Outdoor Club, Parks
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                                                    hockey. Join us in a fun atmosphere of

      is talkinCREATIONAL
                                                                                                   ands Recreation is pleased
                                                    basic skills and drills for beginners or for   to offer these nearby hiking opportunities. Children 10
       LADIES RE R EVERYONE!                        current players who want to polish their       years & older are welcome to register if accompanied
                O
      HOCKEY F
                                                    skills. This is a fun way to get some          by a parent. Unless otherwise specified, participants are
                                                         exercise and meet new people,             responsible for providing their own transportation to the
                                                            while learning to play hockey.         trailhead of the hike.
                                                              Join with a friend and learn
                                                                 together! This is a great
                                                                                                   Teodora Trail
                                                                 opportunity to learn basic
                                                                                                   The Teodora Trail starts fairly close to the West Bay
                                                                  hockey skills with the           Hotel. This moderately strenuous hike climbs through
                                                                  potential to join the Ladies     some second and old growth Douglas Fir to some great
                                                                Recreational Hockey League.        rocky bluff lookouts and beautiful views of Sproat Lake.1
                                                                                                   sess: Sat Sept 24; Meet at Echo at 9 am. Return to Echo at
                                                                                                   3 pm; Adults $10; Youth (10 – 16 years); $5
                                                The program consists of eight, one hour sessions
    NEED TO BORROW                              on Wednesday nights:                               Alberni Inlet Trail
    EQUIPMENT?                                  • September 21 and 28           8:00 – 9:00 pm     Enjoy this scenic, fairly strenuous fall hike with elevation
    CONTACT US.
                                                • October 5 and 26              8:00 – 9:00 pm     changes that goes along the east side of the Alberni
                                                • November 9, 23 and 30         8:00 – 9:00 pm     Inlet from Ship Creek Road in Port Alberni to China
                                                • December 7                    8:00 – 9:00 pm     Creek. Beautiful view of the Inlet and Port Alberni. Van
              Ron Paulson
         Recreation Programmer                          $100.00 + hst/8 Sessions                   transportation will be provided back from China Creek
       ron_paulson@portalberni.ca                                                                  to Port Alberni. 1 sess: Sat Oct 15. Meet at Echo Centre at
             (250) 720-2803                      Register at the Multiplex or Echo Centre
                                                                                                   9 am. Return to Echo at 4 pm; Adults $10; Youth (10-16
                                                                                                   years) $5


               eat fall
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 Enjoy t rograms co-
                                Fall Harbour Paddles
         P
  Kayak with Batstar      A fabulous opportunity to enjoy the fall colors and the changing of the season in this 3
 sponsored re tours       session fall Harbour Quay paddles with Batstar Adventure Tours. All equipment supplied.
           tu
     Adven
                          First time paddlers are very welcome. 3 sess: Sun Oct 16 - Oct 30; 9:30 - 11am; $55

Sea Kayak Toquart Bay
Explore the protected bays, quiet coves and colorful intertidal life of the Stopper Islands. Includes van
transportation to and from Port Alberni to Toquart Bay, a guide for the day and all equipment. Beginner
paddlers are welcome. 1 sess: Sat Oct 15. Meet in front of Echo at 6:50 am; back at 5 pm; $99

General Interest ...
Pet First Aid for Cats and Dogs
Join Veterinarian, Dr. Angela Damant from the Alberni Veterinary Clinic, for an informative session and learn what to do in
an emergency situation for your pet. Topics include: recognizing an emergency, protecting yourself, capturing, restraining and
transporting your pet, respiratory emergencies, bleeding control, burns, falls and fractures and poisoning. Learn how to prepare
and what to put in an emergency first aid kit for your pet. Workshop proceeds will be donated to the North Island Wildlife
Recovery Centre. 1 sess: Thur Oct 27; 7 – 9 pm; $12; Dr. Angela Damant
                                          Port Alberni Parks and Recreation Department                  250-723-2181

				
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