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SPRING 2010 NEWSLETTER C C NORWOOD COMMUNITY CLUB 87 Walmer N www.norwoodcc.ca P R E S I D EN T ’S ME SSAGE ant mport H ello Neighbours, our Winnipeg winter # kudos to each As I write this, the sculptors and every one of you! NCC I tes are just putting the ﬁnishing Da touches on their Festival du Voyageur I’d like to take a moment also to masterpieces. As all Winnipeggers recognize some of the other volunteers know, the minute the sculptures are at our club whose e"orts may not be so complete, the weather will warm up noticeable. When your child is and turn them into the half!melted, registered in baseball or soccer, for March 9 & 13, 2010 slush!splashed icons of the end of example, you know he or she has a winter that we know and love! In other coach, and you appreciate $hopefully% NCC Spring Registration words, it won’t be long now. The other the long hours that the coach devotes sign of the approach of Spring is the to that activity, but you may not realize announcing of Norwood’s Spring that every sports program also has a Registration for spring programs Registration dates. This is the time to convenor # someone who spends long at the NCC will be on the be thinking about the activities that hours on the phone, at meetings, and following two dates: you and your family may be interested hunched over his or her computer in for the coming season. Norwood taking care of the myriad of tiny details March 9th - 6:30pm - 8:00pm o"ers a truly amazing variety of that go into running a sports program. March 13th - 10am - 12pm programs, both sporting and otherwise. Convenors recruit and supervise There really is something here for coaches, form teams, purchase and everyone. And if there is something distribute uniforms, take registrations, you’re interested in that we don’t o"er, facilitate transfers, handle complaints, May 9, 2010 please contact our tireless Vice! etc., etc., etc. They are truly the Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast President in charge of Programming, unsung heroes of every community Pancakes, syrup, neighbours, and Regan MacDonald, and pitch your idea centre. When you come to register your mom! Need we say more? Bring to her. If there is a demand for a your child this spring, the person the whole family from 9am-12pm at particular program, and if we can taking your registration will likely be the Club. accommodate it, we are always willing the convenor for that program # in the to provide that opportunity. midst of the registration!day chaos, please take a moment to let them know you appreciate their e"orts. Over the past couple of months, our club has hosted three incredibly August 21, 2010 successful community events. The Enjoy the lengthening of the days and Family Camp Out Breakfast with Santa, the New the mild winter weather. Hope to see Come camping in the ﬂood bowl Year’s Eve Family Event, and the you all at registration! with your family and neighbours. We recent Winter Carnival were all well! can taste the s’mores already... attended, well!organized and a ton of Leslie Johnston fun! The organizers of these events worked hard to make them memorable, President, NCC and they deserve a huge round of thanks. For adding a little warmth to BA S I C B O AT E R SAFETY A Basic Boater Safety Course will be held at the NCC on a tion Saturday in April and/or May, depending on interest. gistra Spring Re Currently by law, any person born after 1983, or anyone operating a motorized pleasure craft less than four meters in length, must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC). By September 15, 2009, if you operate any size pleasure craft you must carry a PCOC. Mark your calendars! Participants will be tested at the course and, upon passing, will Spring registration then be given the accreditation needed to obtain an ofﬁcial PCOC from the federal government. The course fee is $50 with for our social and the purchase of a manual or $42.50 without a manual and is ﬁtness programs will suitable for ages ten and over. be on the following Please send an email to Mike Teillet at email@example.com if dates: you are interested in taking this course. & Tuesday, March 9 6:30 to 8:00pm & Saturday, March 13 HEY NORWOOD DRIVERS!! 10:00am to noon & Just a reminder that We have a variety of Lyndale Drive is closed programs for all ages to vehicles on Sundays and ﬁtness levels, during the warmer such as soccer, months. basketball, Zumba, pilates, yoga, tennis Cars are permitted to access the bays, but and more. should take the shortest route on Lyndale Drive to do so. Let’s work hard as a community to respect this rule and to keep our kids safe. IMPORTANT UPDATES FOR PLAYGROUP Playgroup wishes everyone a Happy New Year! Playgroup is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 ! 11:00am.& There is snack provided for the children and tea, co"ee and treats for the parents.& There is a drop in fee of '2.50, or the rest of the year is '25 until the third week of June.& This year the carnival date will be& Wednesday June 16, 10:00 ! 1:00 pm. &There will activities, games, &a petting zoo and much more.& Lunch will be provided. There is no fee for families that have already registered, for non!registered families the fee is ' 5. There will be NO playgroup the week of March 29 because of Spring Break.& We will be back the and watching their children grow. I someone picks up the torch and keeps i% following week April 6. #ould love to continue, but I am "ou% going ' I want to be able to visit once i& of children!" a while! WE NEED two parent volunteers This will be a great opportunity to to coordinate Playgroup next year; A note from Alex: meet new families and become one person for Tuesday and one involved in the community.& If you person for Wednesday.& This Having been a "Playgroup Mom" sinc" are interested, please stop by on volunteer position will start in my son was 4 months old, I can't express Tuesday or Wednesday for a visit.& September 2010 and will continue #hat the group of moms and dads If you have any questions, feel free until June 2011.& have come to mean to me, especia$y i& to ask questions during the visit or the past 2 years as Wednesday co' call Monqiue 256!8059 or Alex A note from Monique: convenor. !The wisdom I got (om th" 237!5202.& more experienced moms and I, Monique, have volunteered as Unfortunately, if there is no one grandparents, the connections my kids Playgroup Convenor!for 3 years. Th" who volunteers to convene for experience has been very rewarding for and I have made and most of a$ th" fun we've had have made this one of playgroup, this wonderful program me and my two children and helped m" will not continue, so please the best experiences of my life. !I a) become involved in our community. I consider volunteering! have met many wonderful families and returning to work next year and ca& only attend sporadica$y, so I hop" #i$ miss socializing with the parents If you want to share something interesting about the neighbourhood, brag about your awesome Norwood Sports team, advertise your business, or comment on anything you’ve read in this newsletter, please call Katharine Cherewyk at 989.2380 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Darla McFarlane at email@example.com or 231.2717. NORWOOD TENNIS NEWS NCC will offer tennis lessons to both children and adults, which will begin in the spring until the end of September. Kid’s spring lessons will take place on Saturday mornings, and adult group lessons will take place on a weeknight yet to be decided. Read below for all you need to know about tennis at the NCC! More information will be available at spring registration. ROGERS ROOKIE EVENT Once again this year, Rogers Communications is sponsoring all Rookie events taking place in Manitoba. A rookie event is speciﬁcally designed for beginner players to compete for the ﬁrst time in a friendly competitive environment. The event promises to be a lot of fun and is open to kids aged from 4 to 12 years old. This year, Rogers is giving each player a complimentary sling bag, cell phone pouch, t-shirt, biodegradable water bottle, key chain, movie and game rentals and certiﬁcate for playing. Refreshments will be provided again, including fresh fruit and drinks, and the event will be concluded with a complimentary barbecue. Our event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 26th and the cost to play is 20$. More information will be available at spring registration and at www.tennismanitoba.com. ‘KIDS DENTAL’ TENNIS FEST / COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE Saturday, June 19th Noon – 3 pm Kids Dental, a dental group in Winnipeg promoting children’s dental health, is sponsoring a series of 4 open house tennis events this year in Winnipeg. We are lucky enough to be one of the clubs hosting an event. All kids and parents are invited to come down to the courts to ‘have a hit’, have some fun, play fun tennis games, participate in tennis adult and children’s clinics and lots more. Racquets will be on hand to use if needed. All kids will receive a Tennis-Fest t-shirt and Kids Dental pouch including toothpaste, toothbrush and other freebies. Volunteers will be needed to run the event so please contact Brian Pound (231.3383) if you can help out. FULL DAY SUMMER TENNIS CAMPS This year we’re hoping to run full day, weekly tennis camps over July and August. These camps would incorporate not only tennis instruction and play time, but also other activities such as soccer, basketball, crafts, table tennis and swimming. Camps will run from Monday to Friday from 9 am – 4 pm. More information will be available at Spring Registration. NORWOOD LADIES TENNIS ROUND ROBIN Grab your racquet, ﬁnd your old Billy Jean King tennis dress and get ready to play! A Round Robin doubles tennis event, open to beginner tennis players will take place on Sunday June 27th from 2pm - 4pm. Emphasis is on fun and all levels are welcome!! Racquets will be available if needed and lower compression balls will be used to make for some good rallies. Refreshments will be provided during the event, followed by a complimentary barbecue with salads at 4 pm. Only 12 spots available so call Brian Pound (231.3383) to register. KIDS SOCIAL TENNIS Tennis is a life sport and has many beneﬁts related to other sports, such as hand eye coordination, aerobic ﬁtness and balance. This spring we’re hoping kids will come out and play tennis one evening each week for organized social play. The courts can be reserved for a set night and time, which would hopefully coincide with other sports your kids are already involved in. This will only go ahead if there are volunteers so if there are parents interested please call me or let Brian Pound know at Spring Registration. NORWOOD LADIES GOLF TOURNEY Once again, we invite the ladies of Norwood to !P.S. Dads, surprise the hardworking mom in “abandon” their families to enjoy an evening your household with the perfect Mother’s Day just for themselves. The good times start with a Gift ... an evening out on the golf course with little golf and end with a tailgate party and feast, the ladies! (Throw in a new set of clubs and with lots of laughs in between. she’ll be really happy.) ! The event is on Thursday, June 10 at SEE Harbourview Golf Course. We will tee off at 5:30, but get there early to meet your team and YOUR pick up your treats. As usual, the format will be alternate shot and you have the option to ﬁll in AD HERE!! your score card before, during or even after the round. If would like to see your business advertised ! in the Norwood Community Newsletter, For the tailgate feast, all you need to bring is a please contact Katharine Cherewyk at lawn chair and your appetite. We!had 40 ladies firstname.lastname@example.org or Darla last year and hope for even more this year. So McFarlane at email@example.com for call Shelley at 233-8333!to register and tell more information. your!family they’re on their own that night! ZUMBA FITNESS OPTIONS et's face it, working out can Why? Because it's the best party Zumba Fitness "Intermediate# L be healthy, rewarding and beneﬁcial. Working out can be lots of things, but it's around! Classes use music based on salsa, Wednesdays 7:30!8:30pm April 7 ! June 9/2010 & $10 classes% never been known to be an merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, '65.00 + GST = '68.25 exhilarating experience…UNTIL calypso, soca, samba, African, cha cha, NOW! hip hop and other music.Classes are Zumba Mommy & Me/Daddy & o"ered for all ages and abilities, with Me $with infants up to 24 months% The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic traditional Zumba, Zumba Gold $for Thursdays Latin rhythms and easy!to!follow seniors or beginners%, and 3:15!4:15pm moves to create a one!of!a!kind Zumbatonic for kids. April 8! June 17/2010 & $10 classes% ﬁtness program that will blow you '55.00 + GST = '57.75 +Booster away. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked. Zumba® Fanatics achieve long!term beneﬁts while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie!burning, body!energizing, awe!inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training ZumbAtomic "Ages 4!11 years# Tuesdays Zumba Fitness/Zumba Gold sessions where fast and slow rhythms 4:00!5:00pm "Gentle Beginner/Intermediate and resistance training are combined April 6!June 8/2010 & & $10 classes% Combo Class# to tone and sculpt your body while '55.00 + GST = '57.75 +Booster Thursdays burning fat. Add some Latin ﬂavor 4:30!5:30pm and international zest into the mix April 8 !June 17/2010 & $10 classes% and you've got a Zumba® class! '55.00 + GST = '57.75 + Booster "**No class on June 10th# In the past years, the Zumba® program has become nothing short of Zumba Convener ! Megan Land! a revolution, spreading like wildﬁre, McCarthy and positioning itself as the single firstname.lastname@example.org most inﬂuential movement in the 285!8502 industry of ﬁtness. Zumba Instructor ! Paula Fridman YOGA WITH BETH MARTENS Deck*!& Family Yoga with Beth Martens Early bird spring cost: !$120 + GST + club booster ! Early bird summer cost: !$80 + GST + club booster Spring Session (12 weeks) Late registration ($12/class) & drop ins ($15) Mondays - March 29 - June 21 welcome 7:30 - 8:30 pm ! *Weather Depending...please bring appropriate Wednesdays - April 7 - June 23 clothing and sun protection as the NW deck is very 6:30 - 7:30 pm ! sunny! ! ! Sunset Summer Session (8 weeks) Call Beth at (204) 775-1100 Wednesdays - July 7 - August !25 Or email to register: !email@example.com 6:30 - 7:30 pm ! ! For more information visit: www.bethmartens.com L O W I M PA C T F I T N E S S AT T HE CLUB Come work out with your S friends and neighbours.!Open to all ages PI LATE and ﬁtness levels.! Join us for a variety of exercise options with a certiﬁed ﬁtness instructor.! We do step aerobics, high- low aerobics, skipping, SPRING PILATES boxercise, weight training, and interval and circuit Thinking of getting ﬁt and ﬁrm classes.! for summer?!Come join our Pilates (PUL-AH-TEASE) class and see just how strong and Classes run: long you can be! No April 5 - June 7, 2010!on Mondays and Thursdays - 6:30 - 7:30 pm. equipment and no experience required. This is a great class Cost is $55.00 for twice a week and $45.00 for once a week for adults of all ages taught by classes. the fabulous, certiﬁed Drop-in fee is $5.00 Alexandria!! For more information call Carrie at 233-2578 or Wendy at 237-3576. Classes will start in late March on Thursdays at 8:15 pm, run for 10 weeks, and it only costs MOTHER’S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST $53 + GST (Booster fee of $20 is applicable). Local Norwood Community Centre’s Annual Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast is on Sunday, May 9 from 9 am to noon. Please register at Spring Registration on March 9 or Please come join us for some delicious pancakes 13, call Teri at 237-6178 or and to celebrate the wonderful moms in our email community. firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks to the “Norwood Men” for doing the cooking and cleaning for this event. Silver collection at the door. URBAN GREEN TEAM WORKERS NEEDED he Norwood Community Centre will Please apply by Sunday, April 18 for the earlier T be hiring up to two summer students to do general outdoor ﬁeld maintenance at the Club.& position, or June 1 for the other.& Please prepare a resume and cover letter to explain how you are well!suited for this job and deliver them to Bruce Samson, 152 Lawndale Avenue.& Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 24 and live in Winnipeg. One position is for a If you have any further questions you can call university student, beginning as soon as May 1, 237!8661. Interviews will be taking place after the and the other position is for a high school student, application deadlines. You will be contacted by with a start date of June 14. phone. If you enjoy working outdoors, are physically ﬁt, can work independently, and like regular week hours with no weekend work, this is the job for you! BASEBALL , SOFTBALL and LEARN-TO-PLAY Come! and! register for: For more information, please contact Karen ! Tarr! (email@example.com! or! call 231-8434) T-Ball (Learn-to-Play I)! - the perfect sport for 3-6 year olds (girls and boys) that will help build team spirit while giving each child his/her own turn at bat and in the ﬁeld. ! Baseball – for boys aged 8 and up. We work together with the Champlain Community Centre to offer levels for boys up to 18 years. ! Softball – a wonderful sport for girls.! It’s lively, great exercise and loads of fun!! We run many levels for girls of all ages. ! MOLLY’S SHOES FOR HAITI Shoes, sandals, runners and work boots ... got some you can spare? Well, bring them to the club&at registration, and we will send them to the devastated country of Haiti. This shoe donation actually began in Washington in an elementary school where Molly Hightower's&aunt&is the principal. Molly herself died in the earthquake that hit Haiti. Her body was found in the orphanage where she worked with&abandoned children. So take a look around the house and see what you can ﬁnd to help!! BASKETBALL ello everyone.& Once 5!7. A big thank you goes out to H again, Norwood is o"ering a spring basketball program to boys and girls ages 8 Rebecca Kent for taking on this tall task. Although this was the only team that wore a Norwood jersey, through 18.& The program is we had many Norwood kids playing o"ered through the WMBA for other community centers. $Winnipeg Minor Basketball We always welcome new players Association%.& The season lasts and are always looking for more from April to June and consists of coaches.& Basketball is an eight regular season games plus excellent way to teach kids playo" games. Every team makes leadership, teamwork, respect and playo"s.& The cost of the spring many other positive attributes.& It season is $110 all inclusive. is also a great way to keep kids As the winter season comes to a active and live healthier lives.& If close, I would like to take this you have any questions or opportunity to recognize comments you can email: Norwood’s only team this season. Pat Anderson at: This year we had Norwood’s ﬁrst firstname.lastname@example.org. ever Steve Nash Youth Basketball Team. This league is for kids ages TA X CR E D IT R EC E I PT S If your child has participated in a fitness program with Norwood Community Centre, you may be eligible for a child fitness tax credit. The Club will not mail your Child Fitness Tax Credit receipt to you. Rather, you can pick it up after March 1 in the Norwood Community Club office, between 7am and 1:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you require more information, please visit the website www.cra.gc.ca/fitness, or call Canada Revenue Agency 1-800-959-5525. WINNIPEG FORD & YOU CAN HELP KIDS PLAY Winnipeg Ford has been an incredible support for the community centres of Winnipeg and, every year, donates large sums of money to ensure all kids have the opportunity to participate in recreational programs. The Winnipeg Ford 5 has challenged each community centre to join its fundraising effort and has agreed to match our collection up to maximum of $10,000. We have set up a donation box at the Club, so let’s see if we can hit the max and make a difference in the lives of some kids. WH AT A PA RT Y!! ! Over thirty families showed up with snacks and their dancing shoes to make the ﬁrst annual New Year’s Eve Dance Party a CAMP OUT huge success. Thank you to the members of the organizing committee, the volunteer ticket sellers and the clean-up crew for making this night possible. The Norwood An extra-special thank you to Karen, Murray and the entire Tarr gang providing a steady ﬂow of popcorn and good cheer (Yup, Community Centre that’s code for BEER) from the kitchen and bar. will be hosting a Also, thanks to Joe Madden for the sound system and to DJ community campout “Jazzy” Jeff Sinnock for keeping the parents and kids moving in the ﬂood bowl on and grooving on the dance ﬂoor. (What if the hokey-pokey is what it’s all about?) August 21, 2010. If you have any suggestions on how to make next year’s event even better or want to get involved, please contact Darla at Mark your calendars, email@example.com. Your comments and ideas are welcome. sweep out your tents, and brush up on your Frisbee skills. More VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS NEEDED information coming soon! Please consider getting involved in the community club by volunteering for any activity running at the club! Everyone knows that the Community Club is a great place for all community members and is one of the reasons Norwood is a great place to live...so... If you would like to volunteer to help with a current activity or would like to suggest a new activity at the club, please talk to Regan MacDonald "firstname.lastname@example.org#. NORWOOD APPAREL Norwood Community Centre Apparel is now here. Please use the order form that follows to get the newest and coolest fashions! NORWOOD APPAREL Norwood Community Centre Apparel is now here. 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