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					adult programs ages 19+

NEW TWO great new surfing courses! Surfing 101 and Surfing the New Perspective. See page 21 for
details. Introduction to Lawn Bowling
The Vic West Lawn Bowling Club is looking for new members of all ages! Do you like to socialize and be active? This workshop will introduce participants to the basic rules and strategy of the exciting sport of Lawn Bowling. Please wear flat bottomed shoes. Attend any 4 of the 8 scheduled lessons.
26908 Mon,Wed,Thu,Fri Apr 20-24 1:30PM-3:00PM and/or 7:00PM-8:30PM 26909 Mon,Wed,Thu,Fri Apr 27-May 1 1:30PM-3:00PM and/or 7:00PM-8:30PM Victoria West Lawn Bowling Club $30/4 Coaches Vic West Lawn Bowling Club

Introductory Kayaking Course

ACTIVE LIFESTYLE
Golf for Women
Come out and have fun while learning the game of golf. Instruction will cover the fundamentals of the full swing, short game, purchasing equipment, rules and etiquette. Equipment (clubs) will be supplied, if required. Taught by certified CPGA Professionals.
26858 Thu May 7-Jun 4 26859 Thu July 2-30 Gorge Vale Golf Club Instructor: Robin Hutchison 5:30PM-6:30PM 5:30PM-6:30PM $100/5

In just two days, we’ll teach you everything you need to know in order to confidently paddle a kayak. We’ll teach you these skills in the safety of a classroom and on calm water first, then we’ll take you for an exciting day of instruction on the ocean. These courses fill up fast, please register early.
Spring Course 26891 Sat/Sun Apr 18-19 26892 Sat/Sun May 2-3 26893 Sat/Sun May 30-31 Day 1 Ocean River Sports 12:30PM-4:30PM Crystal Pool 6:30PM-9:30PM Day 2 Ocean River Sports 8:30AM-4:30PM Summer Course 26894 Sat/Sun Jun 13-14 26895 Sat/Sun Jun 27-28 26896 Sat/Sun Jul 18-19 26897 Sat/Sun Aug 8-9 26898 Sat/Sun Aug 22-23 Day 1 Thetis Lake 8:30AM-1:30PM Thetis or Ocean River Sports 2:30PM-5:30PM Day 2 Ocean River Sports 8:30AM-4:30PM Thetis Lake/Ocean River Sports $290/2

Golf at Gorge Vale (Co-Ed)
Instruction will cover the fundamentals of the full swing, short game, purchasing of equipment, rules and etiquette. Equipment (clubs) supplied, if required. Taught by certified CPGA professionals.
26856 Mon May 4-Jun 1 26857 Mon Jun 29-Jul 27 Gorge Vale Golf Club Instructor: Robin Hutchison 5:30PM-6:30PM 5:30PM-6:30PM $100/5

Testing the Waters in a Kayak
A great way to learn how to use an ocean kayak while enjoying the surroundings of the Gorge Waterway. Paddling, boat handling skills and basic rescue techniques are just some of the areas covered. You’ll learn enough from these courses to safely paddle in protected waters. All equipment supplied.
26884 Sun Apr 26 26885 Sat May 16 26886 Sat Jun 13 26887 Sat Jun 27 26888 Sun Jul 12 26889 Sat Aug 8 26890 Sat Aug 22 Ocean River Sports 1:30PM-4:30PM 1:30PM-4:30PM 1:30PM-4:30PM 1:30PM-4:30PM 1:30PM-4:30PM 1:30PM-4:30PM 1:30PM-4:30PM $75/1

Meet near the reception desk at the recreation centre. Learn new walking routes in your community and meet new walking companions while enjoying the outdoors. Come in for a free coffee after your walk.
26860 Fri Esquimalt Recreation Centre 11:00AM-12:00PM

FREE Esquimalt Walking Group

drop-in SPORTS
All drop in Sports Programs are open to those 16+ and are included in your recreation centre membership fees

BASKETBALL
Thu 8:30PM-10:00PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $5.50/Drop-in

Introduction to Sailing
Specifically designed to give a practical first hand experience of yacht sailing. We cover all the basic skills required to prep a boat for sailing, on water sailing practices and some basic navigation as well as introducing some local knowledge. A great way to see what sailing is all about.
26869 Sun Apr 26 26870 Sun May 17 West Bay Marine Village 10:00AM-2:00PM 10:00AM-2:00PM $85/1

INDOOR SOCCER
Tue 7:30PM-8:45PM & 8:45PM-10:00PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $5.50/Drop-in

VOLLEYBALL
Sun 7:45PM-9:15PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $5.50/Drop-in

BADMINTON
Mon 8:15PM-10:15PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $5.50/Drop-in

FREE NEW COURSE
Bike Skills
see page 27 for details

PICKLEBALL
Tue/Thu 2:00PM-4:00PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $5.50/Drop-in

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Fencing for Beginners (12+)
Learn this western martial art with high tech equipment. You will learn basic instruction foil and epee fencing. Participants will learn basic footwork, simple attack and defence, and will begin to develop skills including precision, coordination and strategy. All equipment is supplied. Visit victoriafencing.ca for more information.
26848 Wed Apr 29-Jun 17 7:00PM-9:00PM 26851 Wed Jun 24-Aug 12 7:00PM-9:00PM 27354 Wed Aug 19-Oct 7 7:00PM-9:00PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $50/8 Instructor: Nan Sang - Victoria Fencing Club

adult programs

Register for iPhoto, iMovie, Pages and Keynote at the same time for $235.00!

East Indian cuisine
In this class we will make some vegetarian recipes from the northern part of India. The menu for this session will include a Carrot green bean and potato subji, Palek paneer curry (Spinach and Indian cheese), a Mung bean dahl and either a cucumber riata or a chutney .Bring your appetite, I’m sure you will want to test taste these recipes.
27329 Tue May 19 L’Ecole Brodeur School 6:30PM-9:00PM $42/1

iMovie 09
Learn how to take photos, digital video and make them into a movie with titles, transitions sounds and visual FX!
27312 Wed Aug 12 5:30PM-8:30PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $65/1 Instructor: Sarah and Christian Coll - Alias Media

Pages 09
Apple’s premier page layout application. Create stunning visual and print products using this great and intuitive program.
27314 Wed Aug 19 5:30PM-8:30PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $65/1 Instructor: Sarah and Christian Coll - Alias Media

Advanced Fencing (12+)
Continue on with the Victoria Fencing Club for additional training time and sparring practice, using electronic scoring equipment. Participants must have previously completed the beginner program. Check out victoriafencing.ca for more information.
26852 Wed Apr 29-Jun 17 7:00PM-10:00PM 26855 Wed Jun 24-Aug 12 7:00PM-10:00PM 26853 Wed Aug 19-Oct 7 7:00PM-10:00PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $50/8 Instructor: Nan Sang - Victoria Fencing Club

Keynote 09
Learn about Apple’s presentation software. Builds, transitions, autocomplete, glorified slideshows and more in this 3 hour course.
27315 Wed Aug 26 5:30PM-8:30PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $65/1 Instructor: Sarah and Christian Coll - Alias Media

drop-in GAMES Also see
daytime drop-in schedule on page 42
CRIBBAGE
Fri 1:00PM-3:00PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $2/drop-in

BRIDGE
Mon 1:30PM-3:30PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $2/drop-in

Photoshop for Photographers
Take your photographs to the next level with this beginner course. Learn basic photoshop tools that will easily enhance your photography. Bring your own laptop with photoshop CS or later installed and a few photos.
27347 Sat May 16-23 Esquimalt Recreation Centre Instructor: Jennifer Callioux 1:30PM-3:30PM $75/2

COMPUTERS
MAC 101
This course takes you from plugging in the computer, turning it on, the basics of every Mac and Apple program, widgets, what to use and what to stay away from. This class was designed with the Novice in mind.
27308 Wed Apr 8-29 5:30PM-8:30PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $200/4 Instructor: Sarah and Christian Coll - Alias Media

CHESS
Wed 12:00PM-4:00PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $2/drop-in

EUCHRE
Thu 1:00PM-3:00PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $2/drop-in

MAHJONG
Mon 10:00AM-12:00PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $2/drop-in

COOKING
Mexican Vegetarian
Come and spend time with the chef and learn some marvellous Mexican recipes. The menu includes smoked tofu & pinto bean enchiladas, A black bean, orange and chipotle soup, a mole (chocolate) sauce that’s served on chicken or tofu and a fresh salsa. Enjoy a meal at the end of the class and bring some containers in case of leftovers. Recipes will be supplied.
27306 Tue Apr 28 L’Ecole Brodeur School Instructor: Sonja Limberger 6:30PM-9:00PM $42/1

MEXICAN TRAIN DOMINOES
Tue 12:30PM-2:30PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $2/drop-in

MAC OS Fundamentals: Leopard
This module is designed for intermediate users on the Mac OSX system. We will focus on Mac OS 10.4 (Leopard), including the commonalities of Mac programs, Spotlight, Utilities, Safari, Mail and even Automator.
27309 Wed May 6-Jun 24 5:30PM-8:30PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $300/8 Instructor: Sarah and Christian Coll - Alias Media

SCRABBLE
Fri 10:00AM-12:00PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $2/drop-in

iPhoto 09
Learn how to import, sort, organize and print your photos. Learn basic photo manipulation and even make a book!
27311 Wed Aug 5 5:30PM-8:30PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $65/1 Instructor: Sarah and Christian Coll - Alias Media

Aikido and Capoeira
register as a family, or just for yourself. See page 19 for details. 39

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Italian Vegetarian

ages 19+
Guitar Basics
Students will learn basic chord forms in three keys and basic strumming patterns. This course is designed with a focus on developing skills for self-accompaniment. Primarily folk music although all types of music of interest to the class can be explored. No previous music experience required.
Adult 27388 Thu Apr 9-May 21 8:15PM-9:00PM Youth 27528 Thu Apr 9-May 21 6:45PM-7:30PM L’Ecole Brodeur School/PJ’s Music Studio $63/7

It seems it’s hard to find authentic Italian vegetarian food. Over the years chef Sonja has developed one of the finest vegetarian Lasagne recipe’s even though its not 100% traditional. Other recipes include a Caesar salad with dressing and a sun dried tomato and parsley pesto. Bring your appetite and a couple of containers in case of leftovers. Share this experience with friends and family.
27332 Tue May 5 L’Ecole Brodeur School Instructor: Sonja Limberger 6:30PM-9:00PM $42/1

MUSIC
Drumming Circle - Drop-In
Everyone with an interest in music and drumming with a social and spiritual focus is welcome to this drop-in session.
26938 Mon Esquimalt Recreation Centre 7:00PM-8:30PM $5/drop-in

SPECIAL INTEREST
Bridge Basics 1
Learn basics of bidding, card play and defense. World-renowned bridge teacher, Audrey Grant is the designer and author of the course. Instructor Debbie Wastle is co-owner and manager of the Victoria Bridge Centre in Esquimalt and has been teaching bridge and directing games for more than two years. Cost includes student workbook.
27302 Tue Apr 7-May 26 1:30PM-3:30PM Esquimalt Recreation Centre $95/8 No Class Apr 14 Instructor: Debbie Wastle - Victoria Bridge Centre

An Introduction to Everyday Mindfulness
Is your life feeling out of balance; is your body showing the costs of this? Then perhaps the ancient practice of Mindfulness, of becoming more present, may help you restore some balance, health and happiness to your life.
26957 Mon Apr 20-27 Esquimalt Recreation Centre Instructor: David Greenshields 7:00PM-9:15PM $40/2

Changing Procrastination to Motivation
People can be overwhelmed by tasks of all sizes. This workshop will look at some effective ways you can overcome procrastination and get more done with less stress and anxiety.
26919 Mon May 4 26920 Mon Jul 13 Esquimalt Recreation Centre Instructor: Daniel Scott 7:00PM-8:30PM 7:00PM-8:30PM $15/1

Laughter Yoga
Combines the breathing of yoga and the healing powers of laughter. Feels good, fights disease, improves circulation, conquers stress and increases oxygen to the brain and body helping with productivity and energy! Drop-in also available when space permits.
27338 Mon Apr 6-May 25 27339 Wed Apr 8-May 13 27340 Mon Jun 1-Jul 6 27341 Wed May 27-Jul 1 No Classes on stat holidays Esquimalt Recreation Centre 11:00AM-12:00PM 7:00PM-8:00PM 11:00AM-12:00PM 7:00PM-8:00PM $24/6

Group Piano
Have you wanted to take up the piano or sharpen your skills? Basic keyboard training and note, rhythm, dynamics, reading of bass and treble clefs will be covered.
27516 Mon Apr 6-May 4 No Class on Apr 13 27517 Mon May 11-Jun 8 27519 Sat Apr 4-May 2 No Class Apr 11 Esquimalt Recreation Centre 5:00PM-6:00PM $36/4 5:00PM-6:00PM $36/4 1:00PM-2:00PM $36/4

Persuasive Parenting
Sick and tired of fighting with your kids? In this workshop you can learn some tips and tricks to be a more positive and persuasive parent.
26921 Mon Apr 6 26922 Mon May 11 Esquimalt Recreation Centre Instructor: Daniel Scott 7:00PM-8:30PM 7:00PM-8:30PM $15/1

Wine Appreciation
Join Spinnakers wine consultants, Larry Arnold & Mike Sly, to learn how to taste and what to look for in a glass of wine. Through practical tasting you will be exposed to the diverse range of styles, flavours and nuances that today’s fine wines offer. We will take you through an introduction to tasting, spend a week on whites, and a week on reds and then look at regional varieties.
26937 Tue Apr 21-May 12 7:00PM-8:30PM Esquimalt’s Archie Browning Sports Centre $100/4

Learn To Sing
Afraid to sing in the shower? Always wanted to sing? Come and let your inner voice out in a fun safe environment! Basic vocal training will take place as a group. Popular, folk, secular, classical, jazz and sacred music will be offered.
27389 Thu Apr 9-30 27518 Thu May 7-28 L’Ecole Brodeur School 7:30PM-8:15PM 7:30PM-8:15PM $36/4

Dealing with Depression
Do you, or someone you know, suffer with depression or anxiety? This workshop is based on cognitive behavioural therapy and will talk about what depression is and ways to handle it.
26923 Mon Apr 27 Esquimalt Recreation Centre Instructor: Daniel Scott 7:00PM-8:30PM $15/1

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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions
This program is designed to give people with chronic conditions the skills and tools to help themselves manage the everyday challenges of their chronic condition. The course is highly interactive with discussions, brainstorming and problem-solving. It is not an exercise class.
26840 Sat May 23-Jun 27 Esquimalt Recreation Centre 9:30AM-12:00PM FREE

adult programs

Lady Rose and McLean Mill
This popular 3 day trip includes 2 nights hotel in Port Alberni, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner, and boat cruise from Ecluelet to Port Alberni on the Lady Rose.
26956 Tue-Thu ETA Tours Jun 30-Jul 2 Times TBA $429/3 days

PHOTOGRAPHY
Bradford’s Saxe Point Photo Field School
Learn to use your cameras features, composition techniques and digital secrets hands-on! Manual settings camera (aperture and shutter) required with your camera manual, batteries, and empty memory card. Notes and email follow up. Beginners welcome!
26876 Sun Apr 5 Saxe Point Park Bradford Stephenson 1:00PM-5:00PM $65/1

VISUAL ARTS
Watercolour Intermediate
This class is offered on a monthly basis. Students will receive guidance while working on their own as well as class projects.
26239 Mon 26240 Mon Apr 6-27 May 4-25 1:00PM-3:00PM 1:00PM-3:00PM $18/3 1:00PM-3:00PM $30/5

Secrets of Changing Behaviour
Learn the secrets of human behaviour; the way it’s created, how it works in the brain and what you can do to shift it.
26924 Mon May 25 Esquimalt Recreation Centre Insructor: Daniel Scott 7:00PM-8:30PM $15/1

Capturing the Perfect Light
Learn to SEE light and use different qualities for superb photographs. At dawn and throughout the day, learn to capture beauty with available light, light modifiers and fill-flash! Bring fresh batteries and media cards. Reflectors, maps and notes provided. Beginners welcome! Info:
26878 Sun Jun 7 5:00AM-11:00PM Integrated Recreation Services Photo $65/1

Verbal Self Defense Level 1
People occasionally say or do things that leave us feeling embarrassed, hurt or angry. Learn how to regain your right to respect by appropriately and effectively verbally defending yourself.
26926 Mon Jun 15-22 Esquimalt Recreation Centre Instructor: Daniel Scott 7:00PM-8:30PM $55/2

26245 Mon Jun 1-29 Esquimalt Recreation Centre No classes on stat holidays Instructor: Karen Gillmore

Drawing Studio
This class is offered on a monthly basis and offers plenty of opportunities to improve your hand-eye coordination.
26231 Thu Apr 2-30 26232 Thu May 7-28 26233 Thu Jun 4-25 Esquimalt Recreation Centre Instructor: Alain Costaz 1:00PM-3:00PM $30/5 1:00PM-3:00PM 1:00PM-3:00PM $24/4

Photo Field Trip- Port Renfrew/ Botanical Beach
Join Bradford for a low-tide outing at Botanical Beach/Botany Bay. Hands-on instruction and prompt advice. Photograph tide pools, rock formations and beach arrays. Bring a fresh media card, camera batteries and a tripod if you have one. A polarizing filter is advantageous. Bring lunch/snacks/water. Dress for west-coast weather and an easy 1km+ hike. Low tide at 10:59 so be on time!
26875 Sun Apr 26 Integrated Recreation Services 10:00AM-2:00PM $60/1

The Smart Person’s Guide to Solo Travel
Ever wanted to see those far away places but were afraid to go alone? Don’t let that hold you back! You will gain valuable travel tips on researching and planning trips. Making contacts, safety, money and language will all be discussed.
26913 Wed Apr 8 Esquimalt Recreation Centre 7:00PM-9:00PM $25/1

Wash and Resist Drawing
Create rich and expressive textures combining water colour and rich inky blacks with oil pastel and wax resist. We will work with abstract and representational drawing.
27358 Wed Apr 22 Esquimalt Recreation Centre Instructor: Alain Costaz 2:00PM-4:00PM $40/1

TRIPS & TOURS
Dinghy Dock & Nanaimo Harbour
A scenic drive up island and a fun little ferry trip to the Dinghy Dock floating pub in the Nanaimo Harbour for lunch.
27351 Mon ETA Tours May 4 Times TBA $87/1

Creative Crafters
Learn to make new crafts. Materials are provided and finished crafts are sold and donated to 50+ programs. Join us for a fun time, all crafters welcome. No charge.
26252 Wed Esquimalt Recreation Centre 9:30AM-11:30AM

World Rose Festival
This is your chance to see a World Class Event at the brand new Vancouver Convention Centre. Fee includes bus, ferry and admission to the Festival.
27352 Sat ETA Tours Jun 20 Times TBA $142/1

Knit & Crochet Drop-in
Join us for a social afternoon of knitting or crocheting. We supply the wool & patterns. New knitters welcome; instructions available. No charge if items are sold to support the program.
26255 Wed Esquimalt Recreation Centre 1:15PM-3:15PM FREE
Photo taken by course instructor, Bradford Stephenson

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focus on 50 plus
In addition to all of the programs on the previous 4 pages, we’ve highlighted some programs designed specifically with those 50 and better in mind!

HEALTH & WELLBEING
Living Well, Driving Well
This mature drivers workshop can help you identify areas that may need changing when you’re behind the wheel. Review your driving, brush up on your knowledge and make a plan of action to help you stay on the road safely.
27330 Thu Apr 16 Esquimalt Recreation Centre Instructor: BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation 1:30PM-3:30PM $5/1

Hearing Clinic
Island Hearing Service will check your hearing needs and perform an on-site screening test. By appointment only, 412 -8532. No charge.
4th Tuesday Apr-Jun Esquimalt Recreation Centre 1:30PM-3:00PM

EVENTS
50+ Birthday Parties
Join us for this bi-monthly birthday celebration for those who are 50 and better! This social occasion includes music, cake and other refreshments. If you would like to add your name to our birthday party list please call Melissa at 412-8532.
26903 Thu May 28 Esquimalt Recreation Centre 2:00PM-3:30PM FREE

ALSO.... Page 24-27 Fitness Programs Page 41 Trips & Tours Page 41 Visual Arts & Photography

CLINICS: Blood Pressure Drop-in Clinic
No charge, no appointment necessary, anyone welcome.
2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month Esquimalt Recreation Centre 1:00PM-3:00PM

Foot Care Clinic
Includes foot soak, toenail clipping and massage, with Esthetician Donna Wildeman. Please book your appointment in advance with reception, 250-412-8500
Tue Esquimalt Recreation Centre 12:00PM-3:00PM $25/½hr appointment

Buccaneer Days Senior’s Luncheon
A Buccaneer Days Tradition, join us for lunch, entertainment and the kickoff to this great Community Event. Contact the rec centre for further details at 412-8500. Pre-registation required. Fri Jun 12 12:00PM

50+ DROP-IN PROGRAMS SCHEDULE:
MONDAY
AM Mah Jong 10:00am-12:00pm Fernhill Room

TUESDAY
Mex. Train Dominoes 12:30pm-2:30pm Viewfield Room

WEDNESDAY
Esquimalt Creative Crafters 9:30am-11:30am Seniors Lounge Soup & Sandwich Lunch (April-June Only) 12:00pm $5/RSVP 250-412-8532 Knit & Crochet 1:15pm-3:15pm Drop-In Chess 12:30pm-4:00pm (all ages welcome) Pioneer Hall A

THURSDAY
Writers’ Group 10:00am-12:00pm Seniors Lounge

FRIDAY
Scrabble 10:00am-12:00pm Seniors Lounge

PM

Bridge 1:30pm-3:30pm Seniors Lounge

*Pickle Ball (all ages welcome) 2:00pm-4:00pm Jubilee Hall

Euchre 1:00pm-3:00 pm Viewfield Room *Pickle Ball (all ages welcome) 2:00pm-4:00pm Jubilee Hall

Community Walking Group (all ages welcome) 11:00am Cribbage 1:00pm-3:00pm Senior’s Lounge

Everyone is welcome at all drop-in programs, new participants encouraged to come and try something new. Your first day is Free! Drop-in Fees: $2 or FREE for Esquimalt Recreation Centre pass holders. * $4 drop-in fee applies

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