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“Walking on Sunshine!”
Back Row (left to right): Jennifer MacDougall, Pool Director;
Jessica Kiss, Assistant Pool Director.
Front Row: Josh Goode, Sport/Activity Co-ordinator; Ashley Beck, Summer Manager;
Jocelyn Graham, Day Camp Co-ordinator.
Front :(Left to Right) Jennifer MacDougall (Pool Director), Jessica Kiss (Assistant Pool Director)
Back: (Left to Right) Jocelyn Graham (Daycamp Co-ordinator); Josh Goode (Sport/Activity Co-ordinator)
and Ashley Beck (Summer Manager).
WALK IN REGISTRATION for Summer 2011 DROP OFF BOX, FAX IN, MAIL IN REGIS-
begins at the Bridgewater Parks, Recreation and Culture
Department Office at 60 Pleasant Street Monday, June 6,
TRATION will be processed after the WALK IN registra-
tion has been completed on June 6, 2011. Simply complete
2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Fees must be paid at
the registration form found on the next page and drop into
time of registration. Forms of payment: Cash, Cheque,
the drop off box (located to the right of the main entrance
Debit, Visa or Mastercard.
of the Bridgewater Town Office, 60 Pleasant Street), along
with your cheque made payable to the “Bridgewater Parks,
PHONE IN REGISTRATION Recreation and Culture Department.” We recommend you
will be accepted WITH CREDIT CARD do not put cash into the drop-off box.
PAYMENT ONLY The box will be cleared daily and
(VISA OR MASTERCARD) starting Tuesday, June 7, the contents dated.
2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone 543-2274.
Fax: 543-6876 Mail: 60 Pleasant
Street, Bridgewater, NS B4V 3X9.
REGISTER EARLY as excellent courses are canceled if E-mail: recreation@bridgewater.
everyone waits until the last minute to register.
Web Page: www.bridgewater.ca
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Registration Form to accompany mail in payments or drop off box registration. Receipts will only be mailed out on
Program Participant’s Name:
*For Youth Programs Only: Age Date of Birth:
Health Care # Family Doctor: Phone #
Name of Parent/Guardian:
Phone Number (home) (contact name)
(work) (contact name)
1. Program Name: 2. Program Name:
Day: Time: Day: Time:
Location: Fee: Location: Fee:
Please note: If we cannot accommodate your program request, we will contact you!
I, the above named candidate (Age 19+) or one of the parents/guardians of the above named candidate (age 18 or under)
for the above specified program(s) hereby give my approval myself or for that child to participate in any and all activities
pertaining to the above program.
IT IS UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED THAT THERE IS AN INHERENT RISK IN ANY PROGRAM AND THE BRIDGEWATER
PARKS, RECREATION & CULTURE COMMISSION, SOMETIMES KNOWN AS THE BRIDGEWATER PARKS, RECREATION
& CULTURE DEPARTMENT, ITS STAFF AND ITS PROFESSIONAL AND NON-PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERS ARE IN
NO WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF PROPERTY, OR INJURY TO PARTICIPANTS. I, THE UNDER-
SIGNED, THEREFORE, RELEASE AND AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE BRIDGEWATER PARKS,
RECREATION & CULTURE COMMISSION, ITS STAFF AND PROFESSIONAL AND NON-PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERS,
AND SPONSORS FROM ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM ANY LOSS OR INJURY SUFFERED BY THE ABOVE NAMED PAR-
TICIPANT ARISING FROM AND OUT OF ANY INJURY SUFFERED BY THE PARTICIPANT WHILE INVOLVED IN ANY
SIGNATURE OF PARENT/GUARDIAN/PARTICIPANT: DATE:
(PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPANTS UNDER AGE 19)
REGISTER EARLY as excellent courses are cancelled if everyone waits until the
last minute to register.
CALL OUR INFO LINE 541-4380
FOR UPDATES TO THE SUMMER PROGRAM, POOL SCHEDULE AND SPECIAL EVENTS.
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Cancellations 2011 Summer Program & Aquatic Staff
Public swim will not be held on Monday, July 26 from 5 The Bridgewater Parks, Recreation and Culture Department
p.m. onwards due to the Exhibition Parade and from is proud to present its qualified, professional aquatic and
August 19-21 due to the 2011 Provincial Swim program staff for the 2011 summer season.
Refunds Pool Director Jennifer MacDougall
Assistant Pool Director Jessica Kiss
A prorated refund will be granted due to illness or injury
Senior WSI/Lifeguard Alex Marshall
if a medical certificate is provided. Administration charge
Senior WSI/Lifeguard Jennifer Pitman
of $5 for all refund requests. Please allow 2-3 weeks for pro-
WSI/Lifeguard Maia Laffin
cessing of refund.
WSI/Lifeguard Moira MacNeil
WSI/Lifeguard Fletch Selig
Aquatic Programs WSI/Lifeguard Olivia Pitman
Refunds will be granted if the Parks, Recreation and Cul- WSI/Lifeguard Linnea Swinimer
ture Department office or Pool office is contacted one week Receptionist Shelby Himmelman
prior to the commencement of all aquatic programs. Receptionist Ellen Snook
Fill-in WSI/Lifeguard Kirsten Weagle
Recreation/Leisure (Land Program) Program
A refund will be issued for Day Camp and Littl’ Sunshine
Summer Recreation Manager Ashley Beck
Gang if the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department office
Day Camp/Preschool Coordinator Jocelyn Graham
is contacted one week prior to their commencement. One
Sport/Activity Coordinator Josh Goode
full week’s notice is also required when cancelling from bus
Day Camp Leader Jordan Mullen
trips, workshops, clinics and special events.
Day Camp Leader Ashley Cleveland
Day Camp Leader Emilie Gatchell
Day Camp Leader Kelly Cunningham
The Red Cross Swim program consists of Red Cross Swim FROM RED CROSS SWIM PRESCHOOL
Preschool and Red Cross Swim Kids.
TO RED CROSS SWIM KIDS
Red Cross Swim Preschool is an eight-level program with
If they took And they Then enroll
engaging animal themes for children from 6 months to 5
Red Cross Swim completed/ them in Red
years of age, i.e. Starfish, Duck, Sea Turtle, Sea Otter, Sala-
Preschool ... incompleted Cross Swim
mander, Sunfish, Crocodile and Whale. Starfish, Duck and
Sea Turtle are parented classes.
Starfish Level Completed or Incompleted 1
Red Cross Swim Kids for children 6 years and older is a
Duck Level Completed or Incompleted 1
fresh approach to swimming and water safety education.
The 10 levels challenge those who took a preschool program, Sea Turtle Level Completed or Incompleted 1
but will also provide a starting point for children with lim-
Sea Otter Level Completed or Incompleted 1
ited swimming experience.
Salamander Level Completed or Incompleted 1
Children who start in the Preschool program can move into
Sunfish Level Incompleted 1
the Kids program once they are 6 years of age. Please see
the following chart for details. Sunfish Level Completed 2
Crocodile Level Incompleted 2
Crocodile Level Completed 3
Whale Level Incompleted 3
Whale Level Completed 4
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RED CROSS SWIM PRESCHOOL SCHEDULE (Age 6 months - 5 years)
$60/child/1 session $110/child 2 sessions (discount rate only applies when two sessions are paid in advance.)
Session #4 Evening: $54
Family Rate: $140/family/same session.
SESSION 1 SESSION 2 SESSION 3 SESSION 4
July 4-15 July 18-29 August 1-12 August 15-26
(Mon.-Fri.) (Mon.-Fri.) (Mon.-Fri.) (Mon.-Fri.)
Starfish/Duck Starfish/Duck Starfish/Duck Starfish/Duck
10:45-11:15am 11:30-12noon 10:45-11:15am 11:30-12noon
Sea Turtle Sea Turtle Sea Turtle Sea Turtle
11:30-12noon 11:30-12noon 11:30-12noon 11:30-12noon
Sea Otter Sea Otter
11:30-12noon Sea Otter 11:30-12noon Sea Otter
5:15-5:45pm 10-10:30am 5:15-5:45pm 10-10:30am
11-11:30am Salamander 11-11:30am Salamander
5:45-6:15pm Salamander/Sunfish 5:45-6:15pm Salamander/Sunfish
10:30-11am Sunfish 10:30-11am Sunfish
10-10:30am Crocodile/Whale 10-10:30am Crocodile/Whale
6:15-6:45pm 11:30-12noon 6:15-6:45pm 11:30-12noon
*On Parade Day, Tuesday, *No lessons the evening
July 26, evening swim les- of Friday, August 19th
sons will take place be- due to Provincial
tween 3:30-5 p.m. Championships.
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RED CROSS SWIM KIDS SCHEDULE (Age 6 +)
$60/child/1 session $110/child 2 sessions (discount rate only applies when two sessions are paid in advance.)
Session #4 Evening: $54
Family Rate: $140/family/same session.
SESSION 1 SESSION 2 SESSION 3 SESSION 4
July 4-15 July 18-29 August 1-12 August 15-26
(Mon.–Fri.) (Mon.-Fri.) (Mon.-Fri.) (Mon.-Fri)
Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1
10-10:30am 11:30-12noon 10-10:30am 11:30-12noon
5:45-6:15pm 6:15-6:45pm 5:45-6:15pm 6:15-6:45pm
Level 2 Level 2 Level 2 Level 2
10:30-11am 11-11:30am 10:30-11am 11-11:30am
6:15-6:45pm 5:45-6:15pm 6:15-6:45pm 5:45-6:15pm
Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3
11-11:30am 10:30-11am 11-11:30am 10:30-11am
Level 3/4 Level 3/4
5:15-5:45pm Level 4 5:15-5:45pm Level 4
Level 4 5:15-5:45pm Level 4 5:15-5:45pm
Level 5 Level 5
Level 5 10-10:45am Level 5 10-10:45am
Level 5/6 Level 5/6
Level 5/6 5:15-6pm Level 5/6 5:15-6pm
Level 6 Level 6
Level 6 10:45-11:15am Level 6 10:45-11:15am
Level 7/8 Level 7/8
Level 7/8 10-10:45am Level 7/8 10-10:45am
10-10:45am 6-6:45pm 10-10:45am 6-6:45pm
Level 9/10 Level 9/10
Level 9/10 10:45-11:30am Level 9/10 10:45-11:30am
11:15-12noon 5:45-6:30pm 11:15-12noon 5:45-6:30pm
* On Parade Day, Tuesday, *No lessons the evening
July 26, evening swim of Friday, August 19th
lessons will take place due to Provincial
between 3:30-5 p.m. Championships.
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OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL LESSONS
ADAPTED AQUATICS MASTERS SWIM CLUB
Adapted aquatics teaches the Red Cross program while tak- This weekly swim is for those individuals interested in tri-
ing into account the abilities and needs of each individual athlon training, basic stroke and/or fitness improvement.
without compromising the intent of the particular skill or Instruction is offered in a fun coaching environment, over a
safety of the individual. Please call the Pool Director at 543- hour long fitness and training session. These sessions will
2274 prior to June 29 or 543-7565 at pool. develop fitness and endurance, stroke improvement, and
$40/5 classes provide each participant a flexible workout for their train-
ing needs. Swimmers of all levels invited to participate!
Thursdays, 8-9 pm.
PRIVATE LESSONS Drop-in Fee: $7/session
If you require a little more help and would like to be taught OR
on a one-to-one basis, call the pool for a private lesson. You $80 (includes masters swim and adult season swim pass)
can ask for a particular instructor or one can be set up for
you. Times and dates will be arranged between you and the
instructor. Please call 543-7565 after June 29.
ADULT BEGINNER SWIM LESSONS
Private: 30 minute lessons. These programs are designed for adults to meet their indi-
$20/lesson vidual needs, whether it’s learning to swim or improving
$75/5 lessons your technique. These programs are perfectly suited for
$125/10 lessons anyone who has personalized goals and rates of progress.
Call our office at 543-2274 for more information.
Semi- Private: 30 minute lessons. $43.48 + $6.52 HST = $50 / 5 classes.
AQUATIC LEADERSHIP COURSES
JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CLUB BRONZE MEDALLION & CPR-B
The Junior Lifeguard Club (JLC) program is for all youth The Bronze Medallion course teaches an understanding
between the ages of 13 - 16 years , interested in active living of the lifesaving principles in preparation for challenging
and having serious fun. JLC members are encouraged to rescues of increased risk, involving conscious and uncon-
develop skills based on personal bests in swimming, lifesav- scious victims of various types. Participants also develop
ing, fitness, knowledge, leadership and team work. This stroke efficiency and endurance in timed swims. This is the
program provides high activity challenges in an energetic first of two prerequisite courses needed to become a certi-
“club” environment both on deck and in the pool. JLC pro- fied Lifeguard. Prerequisites: Bronze Star or 13 years old.
vides youth with first-hand experience assisting with Red Please bring a photocopy of your birth certificate or Bronze
Cross Swim lessons and shadow guarding public swims. Star when registering. Exam will be
Every club member gets an Official Junior Lifeguard Club on the last day of the course.
Waterlog in which to record achievements and keep Recog- SESSION #1 July 4-15 (Mon-Fri) 11
nition and Award Seals. Time commitment to club is based a.m.-1 p.m.
upon participant's individual availability. Please pick up SESSION #3 Aug 1-12 (Mon-Fri)
application package and drop off to Bridgewater Parks, 11a.m.-1 p.m. *Conditional based on
Recreation & Culture Department by June 10th, 2011. Any demand
questions, contact our office at 543-2274. Course fee: $135 (includes manual
& exam fee)
BRONZE STAR (Age 10-12)
The Bronze Star course is the pre-Bronze Medallion train- BRONZE CROSS
ing standard and it provides excellent preparation for suc- The Bronze Cross is designed for life-
cess in obtaining the Bronze Medallion award. In Bronze savers who want the challenge of more advanced training,
Star, participants develop problem-solving and decision- including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic fa-
making skills as individuals and as partners. They learn cilities. Bronze Cross prerequisite for all advanced training
CPR and they develop Water Smart confidence and the life- programs, including National Lifeguard Service® (NLS) and
saving skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard. Instructor certification. Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion.
SESSION #1 July 4-15 (Mon - Fri) 9-10 a.m. Exam will be on the last day of the course.
SESSION #2 July 18-29 (Mon-Fri) 9-10 a.m. SESSION #2: July 18-29 (Mon. - Fri.) 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
*Conditional based on demand SESSION #4: Aug. 15-26 (Mon.-Fri.) 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$70/ 10 classes $115
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NATIONAL LIFEGUARD SERVICE (Pool NATIONAL LIFEGUARD SERVICE
Option) & STANDARD FIRST AID & CPR- (Pool Option) & STANDARD FIRST AID
(BLSC) RECERT & CPR (BLSC) (Age 16+)
Recertify your NLS, Standard First Aid and CPR-C qualifica- This course is the recognized standard of lifeguard perfor-
tions. (Please bring proof of certification when registering.) mance in Canada. Participants will learn lifeguarding and
Krista Elvidge emergency care techniques and principles for a pool envi-
Sat., June 25, 3-8 p.m. (Pre-Cert) ronment. Participants must have Bronze Cross and be 16
Sun., June 26, 10 a.m. - finish (Exam) years of age by exam date. Proof of Bronze Cross and age is
Bridgewater Outdoor Pool required at registration. Participants must attend all class-
$65 es. To obtain the above awards, a first aid written and prac-
tical and NLS written and practical exam must be passed.
Call the Bridgewater Parks, Recreation & Culture Depart-
RED CROSS ASSISTANT WATER SAFETY ment at 543-2274 and leave your name, contact number(s)
INSTRUCTOR (AWSI) COURSE (Age 15+) and email address if interested in taking an NLS course
This course is a prerequisite for the Red Cross Water Safety this summer.
Instructor course. It involves 30 hours of instruction, plus 8 Instructor: Nancy Berkshire
more hours of practice teaching. This course will introduce Thur., Aug 11, 9 a.m.-7p.m.
you to instructing, while providing you with knowledge that Fri., Aug 12, 9 .a.m.-7 p.m.
supports learning and teaching. Please bring proof of age Sat., Aug 13, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
when registering. Contact our office 543-2274 or the pool 543- Sun., Aug14, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
7565 (after June 29th) if you are interested. Tues., Aug16, 7 p.m. (Pre Exam)
Karen Geddes-Selig TBA (Exam)
Mon. - Thur., July 11-14, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $225 (include ALERT manual, first aid manual and exam fee)
$160 (includes manual)
WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR (WSI)
(Age 15+ and Have AWSI)
If there is enough interest, we may offer WSI at the outdoor
swimming pool. This course develops instructional ability
by focusing on how to apply the information learned in the
AWSI course. Candidates will learn how to effectively plan
and teach the Red Cross Swim Program. This is a 25 hour
course, with 12 additional hours of teaching experience.
Mon. - Wed., Aug 15-17, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
$200 (includes manual)
SPECIAL EVENTS /ACTIVITIES
TROPICAL POOL PARTY! WATER BABIES (Age 6 mos. to 36 mos.)
Come to kick off the summer and celebrate Laugh, play and swim together! This program is for chil-
“JUNE IS RECREATION MONTH” at our dren 6-36 months old and a water-ready parent. An instruc-
three hour pool party! tor will help you and your wee one become more happy and
There will be games and com- comfortable in the water through a variety of fun water ac-
petitions, as well as great food tivities. There will also be lots of time to play with our FUN
and prizes! toys, and we will take baby steps towards learning some
So come meet this year's swimming skills.
summer staff and have some Mon - Friday 5:15 - 5:45 p.m.
splish-splashing fun in the July 4 - 15.
Friday, June 24, August 1 - 12
4-7 p.m., $50/session (child & parent)
Regular Entrance Fees Apply or $6 (Drop In fee)
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SPECIAL EVENTS /ACTIVITIES cont.
TEEN POOL PARTY (12-18 year olds)
We’re spicing up the Teen swim with rockin’ music, water
competitions, games and a different party theme every other
week. Come relax and hangout with friends every Tuesday
evening from 8-9 p.m.
Tues., July 5 - Hawaiian Tropic Pool Bash
Tues., July 19 - Super Hero & Super Villains
Tues., Aug 2 - Retro ‘70s
Tues., Aug 16 - Mexican Fiesta $4
FABULOUS FAMILY FUN DAYS
Bring in your family for tons of fun in the sun before sum-
mer ends! There will be games, water competitions, deco-
rations, pool toys, prizes and food! Everyone is welcome.
Regular entrance fees apply.
Sat., July 9, Hawaiian Tropical Pool Bash “I LOVE WATER POLO”
Sat., July 30, Pirates of the Sea
Sat., Aug 27, Mexican Fiesta PROGRAM (AGES 8-9; 10-11 & 12-13)
1-3 p.m. “I love Water Polo” is a FUN, unique introduction to the
sport of water polo for boys and girls. This newly developed
Water Polo Canada Program teaches participants the basic
UNDERWATER HOCKEY & GAMES skills, tactics and rules of the sport of Water Polo. The
Come and learn how to play Underwater Hockey (also called ILWP program also helps to enhance the participant’s swim-
Octopush), and play a few other games. This is a non-con- ming, balance, and coordination skills. We will play fun
tact sport in which two teams compete to manoeuvre a puck games and have scrimmages suitable to participant age and
across the bottom of a pool into goals. Develop the skills, ability. “I Love Water Polo” is considered non-contact, and
safety and strategies to play this awesome water sport! rough play is not tolerated. We recommend Red Cross Swim
Sat., July 23, 12-1 p.m. Kids Level 6 as a pre-requisite. Our staff have been trained
OR Sat., Aug 13, 12-1 p.m. through the National Coaching and Certification Program
$5 (NCCP) as Community Water Polo Coaches.
Tues. & Thurs., 9-10 a.m.
INTRO TO DIVING AND OTHER DEEP July 5- August 25
$65 /16 classes
ENTRIES “I LOVE WATER POLO” Intro Clinic
This session is perfect for anyone who
hasn’t learned to dive or needs some A fun intro to Water Polo (Ages 8 - 13)
extra time perfecting their dive, forward Wed., June 29, 5:15 - 6:45 pm
entry roll or stride jump. Come receive OR
step-by-step instruction and support, Sunday, July 3, 12 - 1 pm
to make deep water entries a breeze. FREE
Learn skill safety and conquer a new
Sat., July 16 12-1 p.m. OR POOCH POOL PARTY
Sat., Aug 6 12-1 p.m. It’s time to give the “dog days of summer” a more literal
$5 meaning. This year, we are once again devoting the last
swim of the summer to our furry friends! Bring your dog to
MASTERS SWIM CLUB the pool to cool off and have an end-of-summer swim. Treats
This weekly swim is for those individuals interested in tri- will be provided along with some dog-themed tunes and
athlon training, basic stroke and/or fitness improvement. a doggie costume contest for the best decorated bandana.
Instruction is offered in a fun coaching environment, over a There will also be a biggest splash contest and others! And
hour long fitness and training session. These sessions will of course, lifeguards will be on duty “just in case.” Paws
develop fitness and endurance, stroke improvement, and down, it should be a great time! (Note: All dogs must wear
provide each participant a flexible workout for their train- an I.D. tag and be on a leash unless swimming in the pool.
ing needs. Swimmers of all levels invited to participate! All vaccinations must be up-to-date. Please bring a pooper
Thursdays, 8-9 pm. scooper/plastic bag.)
Drop-in Fee: $7/session Sunday, August 28, 6:30-7:30 pm
OR $80 (includes masters swim and adult season swim pass) $5/dog and human companion
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PUBLIC SWIM FEES
(*all fees include HST)
Family Adult Youth Age 60+
Season $140 $75 $70 $60
$80 (+ masters)
Monthly $90 $55 $45 $45
One Swim $12 $5 $4 $4
Bridgewater Outdoor Swimming Pool
154 Jubilee Road, Bridgewater NS
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PRE-SEASON POOL SCHEDULE (BEGINS JUNE 22)
Lane Swim Everyone Family Swim Cudas NLS RECERT
Wednesday, June 22 5:15-6:15 p.m. 3:30-5 p.m. 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Thursday, June 23 12-1 p.m. 3:30-5 p.m. 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Friday, June 24 TROPICAL POOL PARTY 4-7 p.m. *Games, Food & Prizes!
Saturday, June 25 12-1 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 3-8 p.m.
Sunday, June 26 1-2 p.m. 2-4 p.m. 4:30-6 p.m. 10-2 p.m.
Monday, June 27 STAFF TRAINING (NO SWIMS TODAY)
Tuesday, June 28 7-8 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 5:15-6:45 p.m. 12-1 p.m.
Wednesday, June 29 7-8 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 5:15-6:45 p.m. 12-1 p.m.
Intro to Water Polo 2:45-4:45 p.m.
Thursday, June 30 Masters Program 1-2:30 p.m. 5:15-6:45 p.m. 12-1 p.m.
7-8 p.m. 2:45-4:45 p.m.
Friday, July 1 12:30-2:00 p.m. FREE TIM HORTONS SWIM
REGULAR SEASON SWIM SCHEDULE
SWIM DEFINITIONS (Begins July 2nd)
Lane Swim Swim Type DaysTimes
Anyone of any age can come and swim lengths of the pool,
keeping in mind they respect those with whom they are
Monday - Friday - 2:00-3:00 p.m.
sharing a lane.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday - 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Everyone Welcome Swim Saturday & Sunday - 1:00-3:00 p.m.
A public swim. All are welcome! Saturday & Sunday - 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Please note, for the safety and enjoyment of all swimmers,
the Bridgewater Swimming Pool has put the following pol- Family
icy for swimmers into effect: All youth under 8 years must Monday - Friday - 7:00-8:00 p.m.
be accompanied and supervised by a responsible person Saturday & Sunday - 3:15-4:45 p.m.
aged 16 or older. Group ratio is 1 adult to every 4 youth.
Tuesday - 8:00-9:00 p.m.
A fun swim designed with the family in mind. Pool toys are
available for use. All children/youth must be accompanied
Lane Swim (all ages)
by a parent or guardian.
Monday & Thursday - 8:15-9:00 a.m.
Teen Swim Monday - Friday - 12-1 p.m.
An open swim in the evenings, only for youth between the Saturday & Sunday - 3:15-4:45 p.m. (with family swim)
ages of 12 to 18.
Masters Swim Master
This weekly swim is for those individuals interested in tri- Thursdays - 8-9 p.m.
athlon training, basic stroke and/or fitness improvement.
Parent & Preschool
Parent & Preschool - Enjoy a swim with your little one Monday-Friday - 12:00-1:00 p.m. (with lane swim)
during the Bridgewater Pool Parent and Preschool swim
time. Open for one or both parents and their pre-school *All public swims will be cancelled on August 19,
aged children (5 yrs of age and under) 20 & 21 due to the Provincial Swim Championships;
and Family and Adult Swim will be cancelled on
Tuesday, July 26 (South Shore Exhibition Parade).
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BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF THE 2011 POOL SCHEDULE
*Call the INFO LINE at 541-4380 for updates to the pool schedule.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sat. & Sun.
7:15-8:15 a.m. Swim Team Swim Team
8:15-9 a.m. Lane Swim Lane Swim
9-10 a.m. WATER POLO & PRIVATE LESSONS Book a Birthday
10-12 noon RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS Party Here
12-1 p.m. LANE SWIM
1-2 p.m. Day Camp Inservice Day Camp Inservice Day Camp
2-3 p.m. Everyone
EVERYONE WELCOME SWIM Welcome Swim
3:15-5:15 p.m. SWIM TEAM PRACTICE
5:15-6:45 p.m. Family &
RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS Lane Swim
7-8 p.m. FAMILY SWIM
8-9 p.m Everyone Teen Swim Everyone Masters Swim Everyone Everyone
Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome
9-10 p.m. Swim Team
POOL RENTALS AND AFTER DARK POOL
RENTALS BRIDGEWATER SUMMER FUN
The pool is available on a rental basis for barbeques,
reunions or social events. Want to enjoy a dip in the pool
with a group of friends or co-workers? We’ll turn on our
underwater lighting and provide atmosphere. Rental
includes use of our aquatic toys and sound system for
music. Fee based on 25:1 swimmer to lifeguard ratio. FREE SWIMS
$62.61 + $9.39 HST = $72
Additional guards: $13.25 + $1.99 HST = $15.24/hour AT THE BRIDGEWATER OUTDOOR POOL
CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAY PARTIES Friday July 1 12:30-2 p.m.
It’s ‘PARTY TIME’ at the Bridgewater Pool! While you relax Saturday July 9 5-6:30 p.m.
and “catch some rays” on the pool deck, your kids and Saturday July 16 5-6:30 p.m.
their friends will party in the pool. Rental includes a 1 hour
swim, 1 lifeguard, use of our aquatic toys and ½ hour use of Saturday July 23 5-6:30 p.m.
teaching station. Maximum 16 children per party. Check the Saturday July 30 5-6:30 p.m.
Bird’s Eye View to select the most convenient time for you.
(NOTE: Parties may not have exclusivity to the pool.) Call Saturday August 6 5-6:30 p.m.
543-2274 before June 29 or 543-7565 after June 29 to book your Saturday August 13 5-6:30 p.m.
$60.87 + $9.13 HST = $70/hr
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
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Bridgewater Pro Kids is a special fund that
provides opportunities for kids and youth
(age 18 & under) from low income families,
who reside in the Town of Bridgewater.
Families can access this fund to cover
the cost of registration fees, equipment,
and transportation for a sport, cultural
or recreation program or activity of your Because
To determine if your child is eligible, call
Bridgewater Parks, Recreation & Culture
Department at 543 -2274 or drop in our office
located at 60 Pleasant Street.
We have information brochures and
application forms. Everyone
Bridgewater Pro Kids is generously
supported by the United Way of Lunenburg
County, Canadian Tire Jump Start and the
Town of Bridgewater.
United Way of Lunenburg County
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PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS PRE-SCHOOL SPORT
LITTL’ SUNSHINE GANG (Age 3-5) PROGRAMS
Littl’ Sunshine Gang participants must be toilet-trained
in order to attend. Program runs from 9-12 noon. Meet LITTL’ KICKERS SOCCER CAMP
upstairs in the Bridgewater Memorial Arena. (* Some (Age 4-6) July 4-8
days we will meet at Woodland Gardens behind the Des-
This camp is all about having as much fun as possible
Brisay Museum weather permitting. Participants will be
while we play soccer! Learning to dribble, pass, and
notified.) Rainy Days: Upstairs in the Arena.
shoot will be done by playing new games like, ‘Easter egg
hunt’ and classics like ‘What Time is it Mr. Wolf ?’. Grab
SESSION #1: JULY 11-15 your cleats and strap on your shin pads and we’ll see you
ONCE UPON A TIME on the field!
Get ready for a fun filled week as we jump into some Bridgewater Elementary School Turf
of your favorite storybooks! Swim in the sea with the (Rain Location: Bridgewater Memorial Arena)
Rainbow Fish, create crafts with The Cat in the Hat, and $22
enjoy some snacks with a mouse who is partial to cook-
ies. So come on out and join us as we enter the world of
“happily ever afters” and “Paperbag Princesses”. MINI OLYMPICS (Age 4-6)
$45 AUGUST 8-12
Enjoy an Olympic sized amount of sports packed into
SESSION #2: JULY 25-29 one week! We will play tee-ball, soccer, tennis and bas-
SEASONAL SNAPSHOTS ketball, and have one random day where we will play fun
games like freeze tag, parachute and get our faces paint-
Fly through an entire year in one week! Help us to cel- ed! We will finish up the camp with closing ceremonies,
ebrate the change in seasons, learn about the weather where all athletes will get a certificate and medal. Come
and maybe even celebrate some holidays. We’ll be enjoy- on out and let’s go for the gold!
ing some tasty snacks and making some great seasonal 9-10 a.m.
themed crafts! Plus we’ll be ending the week with our Bridgewater Elementary School Gym/Turf
very own New Year’s Celebration! It’s going to be a very $22
eventful year...and all in one week.
MINI TENNIS (Age 4-6)
Mini tennis uses age appropriate equipment, such as
smaller racquets and nets, and softer balls, which allow
younger players to learn the proper tennis techniques
in a fun and easy way. This is an introduction to tennis,
so we will be playing lots of games to help us learn the
Bridgewater Elementary School Gym
LITTL’ HOOPS BASKETBALL CAMP
SESSION #3: AUGUST 8-12 (Age 4-6) AUGUST 22-26
ENCHANTED Come on out and learn the basics of basketball such as
passing, dribbling and shooting while having a blast! We
Relive the magic as we spend the week exploring the
will play fun games like red light, green light and freeze
worlds of some all-time favorite Disney characters. Go on
tag as well as plenty of fun relay races. Fun and games
an African Safari with Simba, play Hide n Seek as Wendy
will be the emphasis of this camp! Lace up your shoes,
and the Lost Boys, and create Beast masks and Abu pup-
grab your water bottle, and get ready to have a ball!
pets. You can even dress up as Tinkerbell, Belle, Woody,
or Buzz! Join us as we use our imaginations, dream big,
and transform into the princesses, superheroes, and ani-
mal characters from some excellent movies.
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YOUTH SPORT PROGRAMS
JUST FOR KICKS SOCCER CAMP FUN STIX-“Field Hockey”
(Age 7-12) JULY 4-8 Fun Stix is an exciting new program developed by Field
Hockey Canada, that introduces kids to the sport of Field
Come join us as we brush up on our soccer fundamentals
Hockey through ‘FUN’ activities, games and drills. Field
like dribbling, passing and shooting, and then have a chance
Hockey is growing in popularity in Nova Scotia and this is
to learn some new skills like fancy footwork, penalty shots
and juggling! This camp is all about getting to play soccer, your chance to try it out!! Please wear soccer shin pads and
so we’ll make sure we play a game to finish off each day. bring a water bottle. Sticks and balls will be provided.
Give it a shot!
Ages 7-9: 10:30-11:30 a.m. INTRO CLINIC:
Ages 10-12: 12-1 p.m. Tuesday, July 12
Kinsmen Soccer Field Ages 7-9: 1-3 p.m.
(Rain location: Bridgewater Elementary School gym) Ages 10-12: 3-5 p.m.
BEGINNER TRACK AND FIELD Monday, July 18 - August 22
(Age 7-11) JULY 6-8 (excluding August 1)
This camp features beginner equipment to help introduce Ages 7-9: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
multiple track and field activities to young children. These Ages 10-12: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
activities include running, jumping, and throwing events
tailored to teach the correct ways for beginners to learn. Kinsmen Field (Rain location: Bridgewater Elementary
This is a chance to try something new, so come give it your School gym)
best run, jump and throw! $20 / 5 weeks
Ages 7-8: 2-3 p.m.
Ages 9-11: 3-4 p.m.
HOOP IT UP BASKETBALL CAMP
$15 (Age 7-12) AUGUST 22-26
Beginner or pro, this is the basketball camp for you! Build
WILD WEEK OF SPORTS! on new skills each day and by the end of the week, you`ll
have the fundamentals to play with the best. We`ll play
(Age 7-12) JULY 11-15 games like king of the court, to work on your offense and
Ever feel like there are too many sports and too little time? run fun drills like cops and robbers to make sure you can
Then this camp is for you! Each day we will introduce at move your feet on defence. We`ll end each day with a scrim-
least one new sport, like field hockey, frisbee, frisbee-golf, mage where you can show off your newly learned skills.
skateboarding and more! This is all about having fun and Come join us on the court for skills, drills, fun and games in
playing as much as possible, so come make boredom a thing a non-competitive atmosphere!
of the past! Ages 7-9: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Ages 7-9: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 10-12: 12:30-2 p.m.
Ages 10-12: 11:30-12:30 p.m. Bridgewater Elementary School Gym
Mon, July 11 will be at Kinsmen Field
Kinsmen Soccer Field/MARC/Bridgewater Elementary
(Rain location: Bridgewater Elementary School gym) KIN-BALL (Age 10-15)
AUGUST 2-5 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
Kin-ball is an exciting new sport that is just starting to
INTRO TO SKATEBOARDING - "Skate Pass`` become popular. It features a gigantic blown up ball and
multiple teams who are attempting to hit and catch the ball
(Age 7-12) in order to score points. This is a sport you may not have
FRIDAY, JULY 29 played before, but it will
be the most fun you have
Skate Pass instructor, Josh Goode this summer! This program
will introduce you to skate boarding is sponsored by Canadian
basics, including balancing, pushing Tire Jump Start and the
and riding, and will have you ``on Bridgewater Canadian
board`` by the end of the session. All equipment will be pro-
vided including helmets, elbow pads, knee pads, and board
Age 10-12: 11-12 p.m.
at this indoor clinic. Learn the fundamentals, and a couple
Age 13-15: 12:30-1:30 p.m
of cool tricks at this fun, safe session.
Kinsmen Soccer Field
(Rain location: Bridgewater
Bridgewater Elementary School gym
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Canada Day Street Hockey
(AGE 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17 & 18 +)
Grab your hockey stick, call your buddies and enter a team in
Bridgewater’s ultimate experience in street hockey ... “The 6th
Annual Canada Day Street Hockey Tournament.” This event is
being co-hosted by the Bridgewater Parks, Recreation & Culture
Department, and the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association.
Teams will consist of 1 goalie and 3-4players (only 3 players allowed
on floor at one time). Players must wear a helmet with full mask and
gloves. (Jocks are optional, but encouraged.) Goalie
gear will NOT be provided. Teams are guaranteed a
minimum of 3 games.
Registration DEADLINE: June 24.
Age 7-12 approx. 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
Age 13-18+ approx. 1:30-6 p.m.
Bridgewater Memorial Arena
$75/team (5 players) & $60/team (4 players)
“SWEET DRAW PRIZES!!”
donated by businesses in our community.
HEARTLAND TOUR - KIDS ACTIVITY
DAY (Ages 3 – 12 years)
Friday, July 15 , 1 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of FUN and physical activity.
Play backyard and parachute games, take part in relay
races, conquer an obstacle course, experience field
hockey, or try the long jump, hit-run-throw or zumba
dance. Face-painting and other activities will all be part
of the fun! The aim of this special event is to promote HEARTLAND TOUR
active living through play and physical activity. All
participants will have a chance to win one of 4 bikes Friday, July 15 , 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
donated by the Bank of Montreal and High Liner Foods Starting/Ending at the Kinsmen Field, Bridgewater
Incorporated! The best part is… that this event is FREE! The total bike tour will be 90 km but a participant may
Organized and facilitated by the 2011 Heartland Tour in choose to take part in only 1 or 2 sections of the ride
partnership with Bridgewater Parks, Recreation & Cul- based on rider ability. Visit our website for route details.
ture and Lunenburg Municipal Recreation. For informa- The shorter sections will start as follows…
tion contact coordinator Ian McRae at 543-6038 or visit Bridgewater- Kinsmen Field at 9:00 a.m.to Mahone Bay,
www.heartlandtour.ca approx 17K
Bridgewater Kinsmen Field (Rain Location – HB Studios Mahone Bay – The Three churches at 10:00 a.m. out to
Sports Centre) FREE! Indian Point and back, approx 15K
Mahone Bay – The Three Churches at 11:00 a.m. to
Lunenburg, approx 15K
Lunenburg – Fisheries Museaum at 12:45 p.m.
to Riverport, approx 17K
Riverport – Across from the Fire Hall at 2:00pm to
Bridgewater, approx. 23K
Everyone is responsible for their own safety – RIDE SAFE!
It’s FREE! For information contact coordinator
Ian McRae at 543-6038 or visit www.heartlandtour.ca
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SOUTH SHORE KIDS OF STEEL TRIATHLON
FRIDAY, JULY 1
Registration Fee: $15 (Triathlon NS members $10)
(Includes Triathlon NS membership, t-shirt if registered by June 1,
certificate, pizza, goodie bag and draw prizes.)
Join us on Canada Day at the Bridgewater Outdoor Pool for the 9th
Annual Kids of Steel Triathlon open to youth ages 3-15. No prior
experience is necessary for this SWIM, BIKE AND RUN event.
Enter the individual and/or team event (2-3/team). It’s all about
Year Born Swim Bike Run
2006/07/08 sprinkler 50m 25m (with parent)
2004/05 sprinkler/or 25m 75m 100m
2002/03 50m 2km 500m
2000/01 75m 3km 750m
98/99 100m 5km 1km
96/97 125m 6km 1.25km
2000/01/02/03 75m 3km 750m
96/97/98/99 125m 6km 1.25km
*Swimmers are welcome to take breaks.
All starts will be in waves by age and gender, starting at 8:45 a.m. Mandatory check in and bike
safety checks commence at 7:45 a.m.
Registration forms and event details are available at the Bridgewater Parks,
Recreation and Culture Department located at 60 Pleasant Street. For more
information feel free to call our office at 543-2274 or go to bridgewatertri-
club.com. T-shirt only guaranteed to those registered by June 1, 2011.
THANK YOU TO LAST YEAR’S SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEER COM-
MITTEE: Tim Horton’s, Bridgewater Parks, Recreation and Culture Depart-
ment, Michelin Tires (Canada), Cleve’s Source for Sports, Lunenburg Bike
Barn, Spin Your Wheels Bike Shop, McDonald’s, Dairy Queen, High Liner Foods Incorporated,
Bridgewater Triathlon Club, Claussen Walters, Belliveau Veinotte, NS Health & Wellness, BMO Nes-
bitt Burns, Ken Smith, Tom Rogers, Jo-Anne Ferrier, Stephen Saunders, Beverley Richardson, Mark
Nelson, Norma Patterson, Adrian Snow and Triathlon Nova Scotia.
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SUMMER DAY CAMP PROGRAMS
AGE 5 (IN SCHOOL LAST YEAR) TO 12
Fun is in the air! Join our energetic staff as we launch eight, week-long day camp sessions, each with its own unique theme.
Get ready for lots of fun as we visit the Bridgewater Pool every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 - 2 p.m. (Please bring
money if you want to purchase anything from the canteen at the Bridgewater Pool). We will enjoy fun games, sports, crafts,
visitors and field trips to all kinds of cool places. And don’t forget the fun we’ll have on the bus trips planned for the summer..
These trips are guaranteed to be an awesome time. (See bus trip descriptions). Day campers should bring a bag lunch, snacks,
extra drinks, a hat, sunscreen, and a bathing suit and towel. Drop off and pick up at the Bridgewater
Memorial Arena Auditorium. Daily excursions to the Woodland Gardens.
Monday-Friday, 8:15 am - 4:15 pm. Drop off time: 8:15 am - 8:30 a.m. (Pick up from 4:15 - 4:30 p.m.)
*Late pick up 4:30-5:15 p.m., there will be an additional cost of $5/day
$160/week (2 children from same family) / $200/week (3 children from same family)
$25 Drop in/day(* Please note: drop-in fee does not apply to bus trip days).
NOTE: August 2-5 only fee reduced to $100/week
Session #1 Session #5
Spring into Summer July 4-8 Awesome Athletics August 2-5
(Bus trip to Risser’s Beach - see description on next page), (no camp August 1)
Another school year’s out and it’s time for some summer (Bus trip to the Dartmouth Sportsplex and the Discovery
celebrations! Come make Hawaiian Leis, decorate your Centre - see description on next page). Get your game
very own beach bag, and enjoy some delicious ice-cream ready! We’re spending the week playing some sporting
floats. No summer kick-off is complete without a relaxing events from around the world, such as European handball
day at the beach, and who knows ... it might even be time to and Alaskan baseball, as well as competing in well known
break out the slip n’ slide! Slap on some sunscreen and pack and loved sports, such as basketball, soccer, flag football and
a towel as we start off the summer! tennis. This active, fun focused week includes a trip to the
Dartmouth Sportplex and the Discovery Centre so you can
Session #2 give your mind a workout before riding some slides! Create
a team flag, torches, and podium decorations. Who will take
Around the World July 11-15 home the Olympic Gold? Join us to find out!
Globe-trot, explore, travel the world! Experience some of
the wonders various cultures have to offer. Join us as we Session #6 August 8-12
travel to several exotic locations including Greece, Mexico,
and Egypt. Prepare to deck yourself in tribal paint , make
Out Play, Out Laugh, Out Craft
your own sombrero, and learn some new games straight We’re all “in it to win it” this week as we jump into the
from “down under”. A week of pyramids, boomerangs, and world of game shows and reality television. Come see if
fear is a factor for you, and guess what the survey will say
fiesta’s...this is one you won’t want to miss!
as you test your skills in a variety of wild and wacky chal-
lenges. Journey around Bridgewater as you attempt to
Session #3 complete the amazing race, or win immunity. We will make
Where the Wild Things Are July 18-22 team buffs and see which leader will be eliminated when
“the tribe has spoken”. It’s sure to bring the survivor out in
(Bus trip to Oaklawn Farm Zoo and Aylesford Beach - see you! A week of fun, friendly competition.
description on next page). Life sure can be a zoo, especially
with all the different types of animals there are in the Session #7
world. This week we’ll learn about a variety of species as
we leave for a jungle safari, make cool crafts, play some sea Creativity Corner August 15-19
creature and reptile themed games, and explore the Savan- Explore your creative side! Decorate your own cupcake,
nah. We’ll even visit Oaklawn Farm Zoo to get a first-hand learn some new hip-hop moves, and show off your acting
look at these wonderful creatures before cooling down at skills as we bring in a number of special guests, including
(lifeguarded) Aylesford Beach. This week is sure to be an Devyn Kaizer, a dancer with an abundance of experience
adventure! with not only Nova Dance but also the Acadia Dance Collec-
tive and team. This week we will also be introducing some
Session #4 new art forms such as photography and music as well as
touching on the classics. Come help us color our world with
Carnival Craze July 25-29 creativity!
(Bus trip to the Bayers Lake Empire Theatres and Putting
Edge -see description on next page).
The big top is in town! We’ll try our hand at face paint- Water Works August 22-26
ing, creative clown crafts, and play some favorite carnival It’s time to cool down the summer as we spend the week cre-
games. Learn how to juggle, use infinity sticks, and create ating water and nautical themed crafts, savoring a sundae,
balloon animals. Get ready to view the new movie ‘Zookeep- and playing some insane water games! Jump on the slip
er’ and practice your mini-golf swing on our bus trip, and n’ slide , toss around some water balloons, spray the water
perhaps even indulge in some tasty caramel apples. Join us guns, and just chill at the pool during this wet and wild,
this week “run away and join the circus!” sun-soaked week!
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(AGE 5 (IN SCHOOL LAST YEAR) - 12, UNLESS SPECIFIED)
Bus trips will depart from and return to the Bridgewater Memorial Arena. Please remember to bring a bag lunch, snacks,
extra drinks, sunscreen, and a hat. Note: Bus trips will only run if there is sufficient registration.
RISSER’S BEACH, PETITE RIVIERE DISCOVERY CENTRE AND DARTMOUTH
Tuesday, July 5 SPORTSPLEX, HALIFAX/DARTMOUTH
(rain date Thursday, July 7) Tuesday, August 2
Load on the sunscreen and grab your bathing suit and towel
as we travel to Risser’s Beach for a fun packed day! Make Engage your mind at the Discovery Centre! With tons of
sure to pack a lunch (and/or money for the canteen) and awesome exhibits such as the Bubble Room and the Spin-
plenty of water as you join us for a day of games, competi- ning Chair and extraordinary presentations you're sure to
tions, splashing, and sun! be impressed. Also remember to pack a bathing suit and
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. towel as we get wet and wild at the Dartmouth Sportsplex!
$25 Try out the three crazy water slides on Pirates Cove, swing
off the rope, or practice your dives. There is also a heated
OAKLAWN FARM ZOO wading pool and a smaller slide for those who prefer a more
gentle ride. Kids must be at least 1.2 metres (48") tall and
AND AYLESFORD BEACH strong swimmers to ride Pirates Cove.
Tuesday, July 19 (rain date Thursday, July 21) 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
It’s time to go wild at the zoo! Join us as we visit Oaklawn $36
Farm and get a first-hand view of some of your favorite
exotic animals, including lions, bears, camels, and playful HALIFAX SHOPPING CENTRE
monkeys. Feed the deer, take a trip on the pony rides, or AND EMPIRE THEATRES,
just enjoy the sights an sounds of nature’s wild life. We’ll
also be stopping at lifeguarded Aylesford Beach to cool down HALIFAX/BAYERS LAKE
in the surf. Be sure to bring your swimming gear, sunscreen (AGES 12-15) Tuesday, August 16
and a towel! Calling all teen girls (ages 12-15) it’s time for a day out! Join
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. us as we head over to the Halifax Shopping Centre for a
$32 shopping spree (at teen’s expense) before catching a movie,
‘Monte Carlo’ starring Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester,
PUTTING EDGE AND EMPIRE THEATRES, at the theatre. This is the perfect opportunity to spend some
BAYERS LAKE quality time with the girls and grab some new wardrobe
additions before its back to school,
Tuesday, July 26 so invite your friends to help us do
Throw on some white clothing and grab your lunches as we what we girls are best at...shopping!
head over for a black light adventure at the glow-in-the-dark The Bridgewater Parks, Recreation
mini -putt location; Putting Edge. Practice that mini-golf & Culture Department, and its staff
swing before heading off to Empire Theatres where we’ll are not responsible for participant
relax and enjoy ’Zookeeper’, a comedy about a group of purchases. Please send money for
talking zoo animals that attempt to save their home. This is lunch at the food court or a bagged
sure to be an exciting trip that you wont want to miss! lunch.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
JUNIOR LEADERS FOR DAY CAMP RED CROSS BABYSITTING COURSE
(Age 14-16) (Age 11+)
Calling Day Camp Leaders of the future! By volunteering Get prepared for your summer babysitting. The course
with us, you will gain leadership skills and learn program will cover handling emergencies, injury prevention (i.e.,
planning, teaching techniques, behaviour management, personal safety, and security, and home, fire and toy safety),
crafts, games and songs through hands-on experience, not babysitter rights and responsibilities, basic first aid and
to mention having an awesome time doing so! This is the child care, etc. Bring a doll (stuffed animal), pencil, snack
perfect opportunity to gain valuable experience for future and supper.
employment. Please send or drop off a letter/resume to Karen Geddes-Selig
the Summer Recreation Manager, at our office located at 60 Wed., June 22 & Thurs., June 23, 4-8 p.m.
Pleasant Street or mail to 60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, Bridgewater Town Office
NS B4V 3X9 by Friday, June 17. $32 (includes manual and certification)
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GLITZ AND GLAM GUYS CLUB: NO GIRLS ALLOWED!
Wednesday, August 24 Friday, July 22
Ready for a boy free day? Prepare to pamper yourself and This is a day just for the guys. We’ll play sports like ulti-
indulge in all of the best (and girliest) activities. Sing and mate frisbee and soccer, go on an outdoor scavenger hunt,
dance to your favorite songs, personalize and create your cool off with a swim and much more! Come join us, and
own lip-gloss, make a unique and special friendship brace- remember, NO GIRLS ALLOWED!
let and help us bake some delicious cookies. Journey to Drop off at Kinsmen Field/Pick up at Bridgewater Pool
the pool for a quick dip before coming back to release your 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
inner model as we do our hair and nails before taking per- $22
sonalized head shots. Its sure to be a relaxing day that any
girl would love!
Girl Guide Cabin (Dominion Street)
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Events & Activities
``Celebrate June is Recreation Month by participating in one of the following activities!``
RECREATION NOVA SCOTIA’S FUN & GAMES DAY (Age 55+)
CREATIVE EXPRESSION CONTEST Come play shuffleboard, bocce, baggo and croquet or try
nordic walking or a “Nice and Easy Fitness” class, etc.
(AGES 5-12) Healthy snack provided. ‘IT’S FREE!”
Boys and girls are invited to draw, colour or sketch a picture Thurs., June 9, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
of what recreation means to you. (Having fun, learning HB Studios Sports Centre
something new or maybe picture of your favourite coach Sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Lunen-
or leader.) A random draw will take place on July 29, 2011 burg, in co-operation with the Bridgewater Parks, Recre-
for a $150 gift certificate, donated by Canadian Tire. All ation & Culture Department.
participants will receive a “June is Recreation Month” cer-
tificate. Drop into the Bridgewater Parks, Recreation and
Culture Department office at 60 Pleasant Street for a contest
registration form or go online to www.recreationns.ns.ca/
junekids and click on Creative Expressions 2011 contest. En-
tries must be delivered to RNS by July 24th.
RECREATION NOVA SCOTIA PHOTO CONTEST
Share your experiences, memories and recreation moments
this summer with Recreation Nova Scotia. Photos can be
submitted under the following categories: Parks and the
Great Outdoors (trees, flowers, etc.); Facilities (fields, are- TROPICAL POOL PARTY
nas, pools, gymnasiums, etc.); Active Transportation in
Come to kick off the summer and celebrate ``JUNE REC-
Nova Scotians (biking, walking, rollerblading, and paddling,
etc.; Culture and Creative Expressions (music, song, REATION MONTH`` at our three hour pool party! There
dance, drama, etc.); Play Together (families and friends); will be games and competitions, as well as delicious food
and June Celebrations. “So start snapping in June!” Dead- and cake. So come meet this summer`s staff and have some
line for submissions is September 23, 2011. The winning en- splish-splashing fun in the sun!
tries will win a “June is Recreation Month” Kit Bag. Email Friday., June 24, 4-7 p.m.
photos to email@example.com. Check the Recreation Regular Entrance Fees Apply
Nova Scotia website at www.recreationns.ns.ca and click on
“June is Recreation Month” for details.
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HEALTH & SAFETY
CANADIAN RED CROSS EMERGENCY & ST. JOHN AMBULANCE EMERGENCY
STANDARD FIRST AID & CPR RE-CERT FIRST AID & CPR (BLSB)
Re-certify your emergency or standard first aid qualifica- Learn the basic skills necessary to deal with emergency
tions. Please bring proof of your certification when regis- first aid situations necessary to sustain life. Covers tech-
tering. niques for dealing with shock, unconsciousness, bleeding,
Laura-Lee Johnson choking and cardiac arrest, etc. CPR on adults will also be
Sat., June 11, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Town Office Ivy Lowe
$43.48 + $6.52 HST = $50 Sat., June 4, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat., June 11, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Town Office Patty Joudrey
$56.52 + $8.48 HST = $65 Tues., June 21, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
ST. JOHN AMBULANCE STANDARD FIRST Sat, July 9, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
AID & CPR (BLSC) OR
Learn the skills and knowledge necessary to deal with life David Nash
threatening situations and provide assistance to persons in Tues., August 16, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
physical distress. Includes care for fractures, head and spi- Bridgewater Town Office
nal injuries, cuts, burns, poisoning, choking, cardiac arrest $60.87 + $9.13 HST =$70 (incl. manual and certification card)
and other sudden medical conditions. CPR on adults, infants
and children will also be covered.
Ivy Lowe MUSIC IN THE PARK SERIES
Sat. & Sun., June 4 & 5, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CITIZENS’ BANDSTAND
Bridgewater Town Office
OR SHIPYARDS LANDING
Ivy Lowe (South End of King Street, weather permitting)
Sat & Sun, July 9 & 10, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bridgewater Town Office Sat., June 4 1:00 p.m. til Dusk
OR Youth Bands: Hard Times on the LaHave, One: Thirteen,
David Nash Billie Dray & the Poor Boys, Birds are Dinasaurs,
Tues. & Wed., August 16 & 17, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Drop Squad, Last Call Cheraobyl
Bridgewater Town Office Sun., June 12
$86.96 + $13.04 HST = $100 Yellow Rose 2:00 p.m.
Wed., June 29
MARINE BASIC FIRST AID (MBFA) Bridgewater Fire Department Band 7:00 p.m.
This is an excellent course for the professional mariner and Wed., July 6
recreational boater. Similar to standard first aid and CPR. Bridgewater Fire Department Band 7:00 p.m.
It includes a marine supplement, which includes informa-
tion on marine related topics. This course is approved by Wed., July 13
Transport Canada and meets the requirement for those in Bridgewater Fire Department Band 7:00 p.m.
the marine industry who require this certification. Sat., July 16
Patty Joudrey Yellow Rose 6:30 p.m.
Mon. & Tues., June 13 & 14 Wed., July 20
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Town Office
Bridgewater Fire Department Band 7:00 p.m.
$95.65 + $14.35 HST = $110
Wed., July 27
Bridgewater Fire Department Band 7:00 p.m.
FIRST AID AT YOUR CONVENIENCE Wed., August 3
If you have a group of friends or staff that require Bridgewater Fire Department Band 7:00 p.m.
first aid or CPR training, and our current courses
Wed., August 10
don’t fit your schedule, please give us a call at 543-2274.
We can arrange a course for you. Bridgewater Fire Department Band 7:00 p.m.
Wed., August 17
Bridgewater Fire Department Band 7:00 p.m.
Wed., August 24
Bridgewater Fire Department Band 7:00 p.m.
Bridgewater Fire Department Band 7:00 p.m.
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FITNESS, HEALTH & SPORT
Connie Banfield is a CAN FIT PRO Certified Fitness and Weight Room Instructor, who comes with 10 years teaching expe-
rience. She continues to take workshops and training to keep her classes safe, fun and up-to-date.
Badminton Monday 5:30-6:30 p.m. Michelin Social & Athletic Club Connie Banfield June 6 - July 11, 6 classes
Total Muscle Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. Michelin Social & Athletic Club Connie Banfield June 8 - July 13, 6 classes
Conditioning June 15, 29 @ St. Joseph's
SUMMER FITNESS PASS Play badminton for a fun, cardiovascular workout. Abso-
PUNCH CARD lute beginners, as well as, experienced players are welcome.
There is a court for all levels.
TOTAL MUSCLE CONDITIONING
6 pass - $31.30 + $4.70 HST = $36 Improve your muscle strength, endurance and flexibility,
12 pass - $59.13 + $8.87 HST = $68 using light free weights, resist tubing and the stability ball.
* Pass Expires July 13, 2011
Aline Couturier is an Occupational Therapist. She is also a CanFit Pro, Fitness Instructor Specialist and a Zumba
Instructor. Zumba and the Zumba Fitness logo are trademarks of Zumba Fitness, LLC, used under license.
Fitness Yoga Monday 6-7 p.m. Anglican Church Hall Aline Couturier June 13 - July 18, 6 classes
6:30-7:30, July 11 *July 11 Michelin
Zumba Thursday 6:30-7:30 p.m. Michelin Social & Athletic Club Aline Couturier June 9 - July 14, 7 classes
Toning Wednesday 6 - 7 p.m. June 30 @ St. Joseph's July 20
Summer Fitness Pass
(Punch Card - Aline’s Classes)
6 pass - $41.74 + $6.26 HST = $48
7 pass - $ 50.43 + $7.57 HST = $58
13 pass - $85.22 + $12.78 HST = $98
* Pass Expires July 20, 2011
This class combines targeted body-
sculpting exercises and high energy
cardio work with "Latin-Infused Zumba", to create a calorie-
torching, strength training dance fitness party. You will tone
all of your target zones, including arms, abs, glutes and
thighs. This "Zumba Toning" class is the perfect way to sculpt
your body naturally ... while having a total blast.
Fitness Yoga is a fusion of yoga and pilates type moves,
with breathing techniques to stretch and strengthen your
muscles, while allowing your mind to remain calm. This
class builds strength, flexibility and balance leaving you re-
laxed, re-energized and renewed.
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BEGINNER/GENTLE YOGA POWER YOGA - LEVEL 2
Ashtanga Yoga is a style of yoga that generates heat in This class is for people who have prior yoga experience
the body through synchronizing the breath with a pro- and enjoys a more intense class. A faster pace with a lot
gressive series of postures and movement, to purify and of sun salutations. We will build on strength and endur-
strengthen the body. It is energizing, giving you a sense ance.
of confidence and well-being. It is great for developing Amanda Stuart
strength and discipline Tues., 6:00-7:15 p.m.
and is a style enjoyed by SESSION 1: July 5-19/3 classes
both men and women. SESSION 2: August 16-30/3 classes
Amanda Stuart is a High Location: TBA
School Teacher. She
studied yoga with David YOGA FOR RUNNERS
Swenson in Detroit,
Yoga is becoming an increasingly popular way for run-
Michigan and completed
ners to prevent and help reduce injury. It can also help
a 200 hour certifica-
increase stamina, flexibility, core strength and range of
tion at the Therapeutic
motion, and improve balance, muscular recovery, and
Approach Yoga Studio
mental clarity or focus. Amanda will target areas that
in Halifax. Perfect for
become tight, such as hamstrings and hips, and help par-
beginners, older adults,
ticipant develop relaxed breathing, etc. This class is a per-
those who are currently
fect low-impact companion for all “activities and sports”
not active or those who enjoy a slower, gentler paced class.
including golfing, walking, running, hockey, basketball or
Please bring a mat and water.
soccer, etc. A fantastic to “mix-up” your workout to help
Tues., 7:30-8:45 p.m.
you avoid boredom.
SESSION 1: July 5-19/3 classes
SESSION 2: August 16-30/3 classes
Thurs., 7:30-8:45 p.m.
SESSION 1: July 7-21/3 classes
SESSION 2: August 18-September 1/3 classes
POWER YOGA - LEVEL 1 & 2 Location: TBA
Suitable for those who have completed Yoga for Beginners
or someone who is physically fit and would like to start $33.04+ $4.96 HST = $38/3 WEEKS (One class per week)
yoga. $52.17 + $7.82 HST = $60 (ANY TWO YOGA CLASSES
Amanda Stuart TAUGHT BY AMANDA STUART PER SESSION)
Thurs., 6:00-7:15 p.m. DROP-IN FEE: $13.04 + $1.95 HST = $15/class
SESSION 1: July 7-21/3 classes
SESSION 2: August 18-September 1/3 classes
DROP-IN HATHA YOGA - OUTDOORS INTRO TO NORDIC WALKING WORKSHOP
Come experience Hatha Yoga with certified Hatha Yoga This workshop will cover the history, benefits, proper tech-
Instructor Maureen Nowlan. No experience necessary. Just nique and equipment required for Nordic Walking. We will
bring a beach towel or yoga mat and some water, and find also get some “hands on” experience (warm-up, walk and
out why yoga is so popular. Maureen underwent 200 hours easy stretching) in the Michelin Social Club gym. Weather
of training to become a certified instructor and took an ad- permitting, there will be an “optional” outdoor walk.
ditional 100 hours of training in India in 2005 to become an Connie Banfield
advanced yoga teacher. Enjoy some fresh air and fitness this Sat., June 25, 10-11:30 a.m.
summer . Classes will not take place when weather condi- Michelin Social & Athletic Club
tions are poor. Check out info line at 541-4380 for weekly up- $11.50 + $1.50 HST = $13 (includes pole rental)
dates on class status. Participants must complete a waiver
form before participating in classes.
Tuesdays, June 28 - August 30, 6-7 p.m.
(Meet behind DesBrisay Museum)
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ESPECIALLY FOR ZOOMERS (AGE 50+)
PRIMETIMERS (Age 50+) NICE & EASY (Age 60+)
Come join Connie 1, 2 or 3 times a week to improve your A decrease in strength, balance, energy, flexibility and fit-
strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. Monday is ness level can develop as we get older. “Nice and Easy” is for
“Step” (use step and risers or get a wonderful cardio work- people with joint problems, who are older or have not exer-
out using the floor), Wednesday is “Weight/Resistance Day” cised lately and adults “who understand if you don’t use it,
... working head-to-toe, and Friday is “Strengthen and Sculpt you’ll lose it.” Studies have shown this type of activity dra-
Walk” ... a combination of walking, floor aerobics, and resis- matically increases mobility, confidence and improves qual-
tance training. An excellent low impact workout that is easy ity of life. A gentle warm-up will be followed by exercises, a
on your joints. cool down and stretches. All can be done standing or using
Mon., June 6 - July 25/8 classes a chair. “Lots of jokes, cooking tips and laughs with instruc-
Wed., June 8 - July 27/8 classes tor Connie Banfield.”
*(Wed., June 15 @ St. Joseph’s Parish Hall) Mon., June 6 - July 25
Fri., June 3 &10/ 2 classes 9:30-10:30 a.m. 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Michelin Social & Athletic Club Michelin Social & Athletic Club
Drop-in Fee: $2.83 + .42 HST = $3.25/class $28.70 + $4.30 HST = $33/8 classes
FUN & GAMES DAY (Age 55+)
Come play shuffleboard, bocce, baggo and croquet or try
nordic walking or a “Nice and Easy Fitness” class, etc.
Healthy snack provided. ‘IT’S FREE!”
Thurs., June 9, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
HB Studios Sports Centre
Sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Lunen-
burg, in co-operation with the Bridgewater Parks, Recre-
ation & Culture Department. Supported by the Lunenburg
County Community Health Board.
JOIN THE GROWING GREEN
WALKING AND WHEELING PARADE!
Come and join the Growing Green Walking and Wheeling Parade, which celebrates walking, wheeling, and this year’s
Growing Green Sustainability Festival!
After the parade, join our Green Walk-about or Family Cycling Event! Have fun on a family friendly walk (suitable for
all ages) or enjoy a guided bike ride (suitable for adults and kids on two wheel bikes).
FREE face painting and kids’ costume making starting at 8:30am in the Kids' Activity Area.
Meet at Main Stage on the Growing Green Festival grounds (King Street between Empire and Dominion).
Saturday morning, July 23rd. Please check the Growing Green Festival website for the parade start time
Your ride or stride: bike (secure bike parking available), stroller, wheelchair, stilts, heels, skateboard, in-line skates, cos-
tumes or decorations that celebrate ‘growing green’. Remember your helmet for safetly.
Visit www.growinggreenfest.com for ideas & details! See you there!