Summer 2012 - Youth Index - Activities Guide
Youth Committees & Events ........................... 2
Skateboarding .............................................. 3-4
Volunteering .................................................... 6
Fitness Programs ......................................... 7-9
Advanced Aquatic Courses........................... 10
Inclusion ........................................................ 11
Arenas, Forestry & Cemeteries
Arenas Summer Skating Forestry Services Cemeteries
Hespeler Memorial Arena Responsible Summer is almost here and it is time
640 Ellis Road West for managing once again to tend to your family’s
Noon Skate trees on gravesite. May 1was the date by
Mon – Fri @ 12 noon – 2 pm public which all winter wreaths and non-
$2.25/person property approved items (such as artificial
Cancelled May 21 which flowers other than saddle wreaths)
Last day June 29 includes were to be removed from the
parks, gravesite. As of May 1, summer
Public Skate cemeteries, regulations commence.
Arenas, Forestry & Cemeteries
Sun @ 2 – 4 pm open space
$3.75/person and along municipal streets within
Last day June 24 the road allowance. Our goal is to
support and improve the condition of
the urban forest, which provides a
wide range of ecological benefits.
Annual & seasonal maintenance
Tree & stump removal
Trimming & pruning In the 14inch flowerbed in front of
Summer Skate Planting & fertilizing upright monuments, the width of the
Fri @ 7:30 – 9 pm Disease & pest diagnosis monument you may place natural
July 6 – Aug 31 Emergency services plant material such as annuals,
ONLY $2.25/person perennials, or bulbs.
Cancelled July 20 You may now place on top of your
Assessments by trained certified
flat marker 1 potted plant which is no
Ticket Ice arborists identify and determine
more than 10” in height or width, and
Mon @ 9 – 10 am required maintenance to municipal
made of a shatter resistant material
Wed & Fri @ 8 – 9 am trees to promote tree health and
from May 1 to November 1.
$10/person vigour. All trees located on municipal
The Cemetery Bylaw has had
Cancelled May 21 property are protected under Bylaw
changes recently made to it. If you
Last day June 29 #71-06 (www.cambridge.ca) and
are unsure of what you are
cannot be trimmed, removed or
permitted to place on your gravesite
Summer ½ Price Ice Rentals otherwise harmed by the public.
please contact the cemetery office at
Chill out and beat the heat rent our Maintenance required to trees
519-740-4569 and we will be glad to
cool ice. Long weekend ½ price located on private residential
answer any questions you may
rates on May 19 & 20, June 30, Aug property is the responsibility of the
have. Thank you for helping to
4 & 5, Sept 1 & 2 owner. Residents are encouraged
protect your cemetery and create
to contact the Forestry Call Centre
and preserve its beauty.
at 519-740-4681 ext 4017 to report
Non-Ice Arena Floor Rentals
any problems with municipal trees or
(Ball Hockey, Lacrosse, Roller
for additional information.
Phone 519-740-4681 ext 4235 for
available times and rates Tree Dedication Program
Email: email@example.com or Trees will be planted in approved
firstname.lastname@example.org areas within City Parks and
Cemeteries. Leave a living tribute for
Youth Birthday Party Packages future generations to enjoy.
One-hour private ice rental plus Contact
two-hour room rental 519-740-4681 ext
For more 4017 for more
details contact details
ext 4235 for
and rates email@example.com or
Summer Special Events
New Cambridge Cambridge Arts Festival Cambridge Tour de Grand
Riverfest Fish Fry
Friday June 1, 7pm Saturday June 2 10am-8pm Sunday June 10
Newfoundland Club, 1500 Dunbar Road Cambridge City Hall Churchill Park
Entertainment: Matt Storch and www.cambridgeartsfestival.com 519-740-4681 ext.4652
the Usual Suspects www.cambridgetourdegrand.com
Tickets $20 available at Book Express This FREE Arts Festival features: Visual,
(at the Mall), and City Hall. Musical, Literary, Performance & Musical Art. This year marks the 15th annual bicycle ride that
PLUS new this year: Short Film Festival, is the Tour de Grand. Explore Cambridge!
Cambridge Riverfest Graffiti Art, Yarn Bombing & a New & Bigger Journey through the scenic rural route of the
Saturday June 2, 10am-4pm Children’s Area. This is a great family event Grand River. Coast through the urban areas of
Riverbluffs Park that will interest both adults and children! Don’t this beautiful city. Maps and refreshments are
519-740-4681 ext. 7499 miss this one-of-a-kind, FREE Arts Festival!! provided. Bicycle helmets are mandatory for
www.cambridgeriverfest.com riders. Get your applications in today!
Riverfest is the perfect event to enjoy with your
whole family! Connect with the Grand River
Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts
through raft rides, reptiles, and bird houses! 10th Anniversary Forbes Park
See Ray Xu the magician, Erick Traplin, model Music Festival
boats, vendors, bouncers, and much more! Friday June 15 Saturday July 7, 10am-10:30pm
Free Admission 50 Dickson Street Forbes Park, Forbes Street
519-740-4681 ext. 4277 or 519-740-4681 ext 4459
email firstname.lastname@example.org www.cambridge.ca
Canada Day Celebrations www.cambridge.ca
Sunday July 1 This FREE festival is a hit with the entire
Riverside Park family, always delivering a very entertaining
NEW THIS YEAR - Family FUN TIME day to the citizens of Cambridge by
519-740-4681 ext. 4397 Families will be encouraged to “Take 10” –
www.cambridgecanadaday.ca showcasing both amateur and professional
fingers and minutes that is – to appreciate and bands, arts & crafts vendors, food,
celebrate art. Activities will run Friday, June 15, refreshments and much more. The children’s
The day kicks off at 8:00am with a Carp from 4:30–6 pm by the Cambridge Library &
Fishing Derby. Our 38th annual parade starts program runs from 10am—3pm and features
Galleries. Free treat bag for the first 100 clowns, jugglers, jumping castles, and more.
at 1:00pm from King & Bishop and follows King children thru the gate!
St. to Riverside Park. The Children's Activity Come enjoy a day with family and friends!
Centre runs from 2:00-6:00pm with lots of free
activities including exotic zoo animals, magic At 6:30 the Preston Scout House Band will kick
shows, face painting, and much more. Also off the official 10th anniversary of CMCA and
featured throughout the day are beer gardens, the night will showcase local visual, performing
live music, and midway rides. The grand finale & literary artists, with local restaurants serving
is our fireworks display (Rain date for fireworks the finest of food.
only would be July 2). Donations are
GREATLY appreciated during the parade and
as you enter the park. 20th Annual Mill Race Festival of
Traditional Folk Music
August 3 - August 5
Cambridge Highland Games Friday: 7 - 11pm
Scottish Pub Nite Ceilidh Saturday and Sunday: 1 - 11pm
Fri July 20; 6:30pm Downtown Cambridge
United Kingdom Club www.millracefolksociety.com
Tickets: $15, includes meal & cash bar
The day’s events are held on numerous
Highland Games outdoor stages in the downtown Galt core. Rock the Mill
Sat. July 21; 9am-6pm Churchill Park Traditional forms of folk music and dance are Saturday, August 6, 12noon-10pm
(free parking) the festival’s theme with emphasis upon Riverside Park
Tickets: $12 (in advance), $15 (at the gate), cultures present in Cambridge and surrounding 519-740-4681 ext 4369
$13 seniors at the gate, area. Arts, crafts, and an excellent choice of www.rockthemill.ca
children 12 and under free. food and refreshments are also available. Local
Buy tickets online! and internationally renowned performers are Rock the Mill features well-established
selected each year to reflect a diverse and headlining bands from the Canadian music
entertaining mixture of musical cultures. scene, and local talent from throughout
In it’s 37th year, the Cambridge Highland
Southern Ontario. An Art show also
Games feature over twenty pipe bands, a
Highland dance competition, several heavy compliments Rock the Mill, making it a duo-
events, tug of war, the massed bands, an 8km Are you interested in attraction for visual artists, musicians, and fans!
road race, sheep dog demos, children’s volunteering at any of our 2012 in particular has a couple surprises in
activities, beer garden, and Scottish cuisine! special events? store for its guests and we are incredibly
Come join the Scottish festivities with family excited to present this years event to the
and friends. Please call: 519-740-4681 ext 4586 families and youth who continue to visit us year
For more information, please call: 519-608-0152 or email us at email@example.com after year. Best of all, it is FREE!
John Dolson Centre Fitness Programs
Dolson Centre Programs (Aquafit runs July 2 – Aug 31, 2012)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Aquafit Aquafit Aquafit Aquafit Aquafit
8:45 – 9:30 am 8:45 – 9:30 am 8:45 – 9:30 am 8:45 – 9:30 am 8:45 – 9:30 am
Baby Fat Boot Baby Fat Boot
Arthritis Arthritis Arthritis
9:35 – 10:30 am 9:35 – 10:30 am 9:35–10:30 am
9:35 – 10:20am 9:35 – 10:20am
need to register in
Aquafit Aquafit Aquafit Aquafit advance for this
John Dolson Centre
8 – 8:45 pm 8 – 8:45 pm 8 – 8:45 pm 8 – 8:45 pm program
Fitness Class Descriptions
Baby Fat Boot Camp: Suitable for mom’s and their newborn to 18 months.
Kinsmen Soper Aquafit (runs July 2 – Aug 24, 2012)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
11:15 am – 12 pm 11:15 am – 12 pm 11:15 am – 12p m 11:15 am – 12 pm 11:15 am – 12 pm
1 – 1:45 pm 1 –1:45 pm 1 – 1:45 pm 1 – 1:45p m 1 –1:45 pm
2012 FREE Summer Swims
Kinsmen Soper Park Pool Fridays, July 6,13, 20,27 1:45-4pm
Fridays, Aug 3,10,17,24 1:45-4pm
George Hancock Pool Fridays, July 6,13,20,27 2:15-5pm
Fridays, Aug 3,10, 17,24 2:15-5pm
John Dolson Pool Fridays, July 6,13, 20,27 1:45-4pm
Fridays, Aug 3, 10,17,24 1:45-4pm
Wed, July 11 7-8pm
Wed, Aug 15 7-8pm
at Kinsmen Soper Pool
Saturday, August 25
Free Swim 1:45-4pm
(Admission Standard Apply)
Small fees will be charged for games and food items.
For more information please contact the John Dolson Centre
W.G. Johnson Centre Fitness Programs
July 2 to September 2, 2012
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Aquafit Gentle Aquafit Aquafit Gentle Aquafit Aquafit Aquafit
8:10-8:55am 8:10-8:55am 8:10-8:55am 8:10-8:55am 8:10-8:55am 8:10-8:55am
Karate * Total Body Core *Hi Lo *Bootcamp *Step-up *Total Body Core Step II Plus
9–10:25 am 9:05-10 am 9:05-10 am 9:05-10 am 9:05-10 am 9:05-10 am 9:05-10 am
W.G. Johnson Centre
Flex and Core Zumba *Total Body Core Cycle *Total Body Core Zumba
10:05-11 am 9:15-10 am 10:05-11 am H.A.B.I.T.
10:35-11:25 am 10:05–11 am 10:05-11 am
167973* 167997* 167975* 10:05-11 am
Open Gym Pilates Baby Fat
11:35 am-1:30 pm 10:10-11 am BootCamp (Land)
167566* 10:05–11 am
Open Gym Open Gym
12:05-1 pm 1:35-3:30 pm
Policy: any class
which averages less
than 8 participants Open Gym Open Gym
over the course of 2 4:05-5 pm 4:05-6 pm
may be changed or
removed from the *Total Body Core *Body Blast
schedule. 6:05-7 pm 6:30-7:25 pm
*Bootcamp *Step + ABS *Bootcamp Karate Open Gym
6:30–7:25 pm 7:05–8 pm 6:30–7:25 pm 6-7:15 pm 6:35-7:55 pm
7:30–9:00 pm 7:30–9:00 pm
Aquafit *= Babysitting
8:05–8:50 pm Available
Descriptions for the above Drop-in Fitness classes can be found on page 23.
Outdoor footwear is not permitted: Please ensure to bring a pair of dry shoes to change into for gym fitness programs.
Only non-breakable water bottles allowed.
Any program which averages less than eight participants over the course of two successive weeks may be changed or
removed from the schedule. This applies to babysitting as well.
o PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR MONTHLY PASS-HOLDERS (blue card) FOR CLASSES IN THIS
DISPLAY BOX (NO 10, 20, 40 ACTIVITY PASSES). These classes do not start until the week of July 2.
Hours are Monday to Thursday 6 am-9 pm; Friday 6 am-8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am-5 pm.
Learn how to use our equipment safely and effectively at an orientation clinic on the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm.
Participants 13 & 14 years are able to participate in the conditioning centre once they have completed an orientation clinic and
attend with a parent or guardian 18 years or older. Participants 15 years or older are able to participate in the conditioning centre
on their own.
W.G. Johnson Centre Fitness Information
Aquafit Step II Plus Karate
Experience the benefits of This high intensity The art of empty hand fighting.
training in the “liquid gym” – tone & class uses the step from all sides and Correcting and building aspects.
balance core muscles; increase your angles with advanced patterns and Respecting ones opponent is a
heart, bone and joint strength; and formats. cardinal rule. Students are
increase circulation and weight loss. taught character, sincerity, effort,
(Floatation belts are available). Total Body Core etiquette and self-control.
Want a full body work out? Ages 8+
Gentle Aqua This class is for you! Using a variety of
This class will suit pregnant equipment such as Weights and
women, individuals with arthritis or resistance equipment, to give your
This class consists of High and Low
anyone with health issues that make muscles a solid strength and endurance
W.G. Johnson Centre
aerobic impact exercises, which will
exercise on land difficult. Instructor: workout
leave you satisfied.
Connie Jasinskas, M.Sc. Author and
Instructor-Trainer, CALA Aquanatal and Boot Camp
Healing Waters Move from exercise to
exercise working on both a cardio and Turbo Kick
Step + Abs strength, this class is going to make you This class combines the best
Get your cardio in with basic sweat! of two worlds: group exercise and
Step Patterns and drills, finish off with an Martial Arts. No equipment needed!
abs work out. H.A.B.I.T. Each workout starts with a sport specific
Give your Hips, Abs, Buttocks warm-up, bouts of intense intervals,
Step Up and Inner Thighs a workout specifically easy to follow combinations, kickboxing
An awesome cardio work out for them! specific strength/endurance training and
which uses Intermediate step patterns cool down that work together to
combining both basic moves with new Flex and Core transform your body.
moves. This class also has options for Work towards improving your
any level. Flexibility while you give your core a Step and Drill
great workout. Using steps you will enjoy cardio
and strength drills.
A high energy
combination impact class followed by
muscular endurance, core and relaxing
stretch segment. Ideal for beginners to
Get fit, feel good, have fun! This season exercise and tone your body on land or in the water, with weights or with your baby.
Classes are grouped in one of three levels – mild, moderate, or challenging – according to fitness and ability. The symbols
described below will appear beside the fitness class descriptions on the following pages to assist you in choosing a class that is
just right for you.
Fitness Class Legend:
Mild classes are low impact, low intensity classes. If you are a beginner or returning to a fitness routine after an
extended absence, these classes are gentle on the joints and emphasize correct technique and education.
= These self-paced classes are suitable for all fitness levels.
Moderate classes range between low to high intensity. These self-paced classes are ideal for those who
= exercise regularly 2 to 3 times per week.
Challenging classes are mid to high intensity cardiovascular and muscular endurance classes. Most classes
= focus on balance, coordination and core stability. Ideal for regular exercisers.
W.G. Johnson Centre 519.740.4681 ext 4469 23
Aquatic Leadership Courses
LSS Canadian Swim Patrol Bronze Cross Red Cross WSI
(Ed Newland Pool) (Ed Newland Pool) (W. G. Johnson Centre)
The Lifesaving Society's 3 level The Bronze Cross award continues to This award concentrates on teaching
Canadian Swim Patrol Program provides develop lifesaving skills and introduces styles and methods, lesson planning,
enriched training for those who want to the principles of lifesaving in aquatic class formations and stroke
develop swim strokes and skills while facilities. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite development. Once completed
having fun in the challenging world of for the NLS program, and RC/LSS candidate will be able to teach all Red
lifesaving. Swim patrol develops Instructors program. PREREQUISITE: Cross Learn to Swim Programs.
swimming strength and efficiency with LSS Bronze Medallion, Emergency First PREREQUISITE: Red Cross Assistant
emphasis on water smart behaviours. Aid. Candidates must attend exam at Instructor Course and current Bronze
W.G. Johnson Centre / Ed Newland Pool
Skills drills enhance capability in the facility where course was taken. Cross or NLS. Candidate must be 16
water, good physical conditioning and Mon, Jul 23-Fri, Jul 27 years of age by the last lesson. Each
lifesaving judgement. 8:30 am-12:30 pm candidate must present an original
must be able to swim 100m Bar Code 166043 Assistant Instructor report card and proof
Mon, Jul 9-Fri, Jul 13 -OR- of age on the first lesson. 100%
8:30-10:30 am Mon, Aug 20-Fri, Aug 24 attendance is mandatory. Red Cross
Bar Code 168080 8:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor Manual are required.
Resident $67.30 + HST Bar Code 166044 Mon, Aug 20-Fri, Aug 24, 9am-4pm
Non Resident $80.75 + HST Bar Code 167882
Resident $92.19 + HST $182.52 Resident + HST
Bronze Star Non Resident $107.09 + HST $205.67 Non Resident + HST
(Ed Newland Pool)
Introduces candidates to the National Lifeguard Service Adult Learn To Swim-Beginner
fundamentals of Bronze Medallion (Ed Newland Pool) Afraid of the water or the deep end?
focusing on rescues, first aid, stroke The NLS course is designed to Want to learn to be comfortable enough
development, and victim care. challenge candidates who wish to to swim on you own? Want to make sure
Participants develop problem solving pursue advanced training in life guarding your kids are safe while they swim with
and decision making skills individually skills and techniques. The focus is on you? This class is for you! No in water
and in partners. Candidates learn CPR guarding procedures and advanced experience needed just come out and
and develop the lifesaving skills needed aquatic emergency care. we will help you become more
to be their own lifeguard. Includes a PREREQUISITE: Bronze Cross Award, comfortable in the water.
timed 400m swim. PREREQUISITES: Standard First Aid. Candidates must be (W. G. Johnson Centre)
Canadian Swim Patrol recommended, 16 years of age to take final exam. Alert Mon, Jul 2-Aug 20, 5-6 pm
11 years of age. Successful candidates Manual is required. 100% attendance Bar Code 168139
may continue into Bronze Medallion. mandatory. Wed, Jul 4-Aug 22, 4:30-5:30 pm
Mon, Jul 9-Fri, Jul 13 Mon, Aug 27-Fri, Aug 31 Bar Code 167709
10:30 am-12:30 pm 8:30 am-6:30 pm
Bar Code 166051 Wed, Jul 4-Aug 22, 5:30-6:30 pm
Bar Code 168081
Resident $72.80 + HST Bar Code 167710
Resident $179.31 + HST
Non Resident $85.61 + HST Non Resident $201.90 + HST Resident $53.48 / 8 weeks + HST
Non Resident $64.18 / 8 weeks + HST
Bronze Medallion and Red Cross Assistant WSI
Emergency First Aid (W. G. Johnson Centre)
(Ed Newland Pool) This course will prepare candidates for
Basic lifesaving and artificial the water safety instructor course by
resuscitation skills are developed as well providing exposure to an aquatic
as stroke efficiency and the endurance instructional setting as well as an
necessary to perform water rescues. opportunity for leadership development.
Canadian Lifesaving manual required. A 'Volunteer Apprentice Teaching
PREREQUISITE: LSS Bronze Star or Experience' of 20 hours is required to be
Candidates must be 13 years old to take completed. (Ed Newland Pool)
the final exam. Candidates must attend Mon, Jul 30-Fri, Aug 3, 9am-2pm Mon, Jul 2-Aug 20, 4:30-5:30 pm
exam at facility course taken at. Bar Code 167881 Bar Code 168656
Mon, Jul 16-Fri, Jul 20 $ 188.09 Resident + HST Wed, Jul 4-Aug 22, 4:30-5:30 pm
8:30 am-1:30 pm $ 204.98 Non Resident + HST Bar Code 168655
Bar Code 166047
Resident $53.48 / 8 weeks + HST
Non Resident $64.18 / 8 weeks + HST
Mon, Aug 13-Fri, Aug 17
8:30 am-1:30 pm
Bar Code 166048
Resident $128.51 + HST
Non Resident $142.05 + HST
Personal Attendant for SunBlast Special Needs Kids In Camp
Leisure Card (PAL) Playground Please be
The PAL Card advised that Kids
allows persons in Camp will no
with disabilities to longer be managed through an
program is a
be accompanied applications process. All kids in need
by an attendant FREE of charge to of support at camp are asked to
program between KidsAbility, the City
access community programs and register for the summer program of
of Cambridge, Community Living
services. If your disability restricts you their choice either online or at a city
Cambridge, and many community
from performing activities or your facility or through your local
volunteers. SunBlast is designed to
disability can’t be eliminated with the neighborhood association. Upon
support Children with Disabilities &
use of a technical aid you may be registration you will be asked if your
their siblings or friends, trained staff
eligible, and can apply for a PAL Card. child requires support due to a
implement the program which includes
The PAL Card can be used in disability. If yes, Inclusion Services will
sports, crafts, entertainment, and
Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, follow up with your family by phone or
occasional off site trips. The
Woolwich Township and the City of e-mail to work out details. Day
playground program is set up to assist
Guelph (at participating venues). For Camps, Playgrounds and Children’s
children in developing both their fine
more information about the PAL card, Arts Programs will be staffed
motor and social skills.
or to apply for a PAL card please according to overall participant needs.
Registration will take place at
contact 519-740-4681 ext 4292. Please get out and register early for
Community Living Cambridge on your summer program!
Tuesday May 15, 2012 from 6-8pm. For information on summer programs
Cambridge Ice Hounds The program will run from Jul 3 – contact Inclusion Services at
The purpose of the Aug 10, 2012 at Saginaw Public 519-740-4681 ext 4292.
program is to provide School. For more information on the The registration deadline for
an amateur athletic SunBlast Program please call 519- summer playgrounds, day camps
program for children 740-4681 ext. 4689 or KidsAbility at
and children’s arts programs is
and adults with 519-621- 7580.
June 4, 2012! For registration
details visit www.cambridge.ca.
disabilities. The Leisure Buddy Program
Program is open to players of any The Leisure Buddy Program is a
age, male or female, physically able to service designed to provide support to
participate, but who are ineligible or people with disabilities
unable to participate in an existing in a recreation
organized program due to his or her program. It is our goal
disability. The Cambridge Ice Hounds to provide support to
have scheduled weekly ice time for persons with a disability
both practice and season play at the who require varying
Galt Arena Gardens (98 Shade Street, levels of assistance to access and
Cambridge). NEW team members participate in municipal, community
are always wanted! Registration can based programming. Persons with a AccessCambridge
take place at anytime! It’s not just disability who are unable to Newsletter
hockey...it’s EXERCISE, SOCIAL independently access recreation The AccessCambridge Newsletter is a
INTERACTION, CONFIDENCE, and programs without support can apply newsletter produced and distributed
ENJOYMENT! For information on for a leisure buddy to attend and by the City of Cambridge, Community
this program call 519-740-4681 ext. assist them in the program of their Services Department. Its purpose is to
4689 or firstname.lastname@example.org choice. For an application contact provide information on municipal
519-740-4681 ext.4292 or download services and recreation and leisure
Adapted Softball Team an application www.cambridge.ca. opportunities in the community for
The Hespeler persons with disabilities. The
Minor softball team Soccer newsletter is distributed three times a
is starting an The program is designed for kids ages year. If you are interested in receiving
adapted division 6 to 13 with developmental disabilities. the newsletter please contact 519
for children born Mondays May 28 - August 13 740-4681 ext 4292.
2000-2008. The division will play 2012 (no session July 2, 16, 23 and
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30- Aug 6), 5pm-6pm $ 80
7:30pm starting May 1st 2012. For Bar Code: 167383
more information on the Adapted Churchill Park, 200
Softball Team, please visit Christopher Drive. For more
www.hmsoftball.com or contact information on this program
Hespeler Minor Softball at contact 519-740-4681 ext