Active Living Guide - Winter/Spring Edition 2013 - City of St. John's

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Active Living Guide - Winter/Spring Edition 2013 - City of St. John's

ActiveLivingonline at www.stjohns.caWINTER / SPRING EDITION 2013Winter is a great time forparents to teach tots to swimpage 11Get activethis winterwith ourcross-countryski and snowshoe rentalspage 13Winter/Spring RecreationProgram Registration beginsSaturday, December 8, 2012See page 2 for detailsCelebrating 10 YearsR.E.A.L.programforms newpartnershippage 3R.E.A.L. ProgramApplication Deadlines:Winter/Spring - November 10Summer - April 28Fall - July 14For more information call576-4556, 576-8684 or emailreal@stjohns.caFor updated Active Living Information listen daily to 99.1 Hits FM, 97.5 K-Rock FM and 590 VOCMDepartment of Recreation


2 REGISTRATION GENERAL INFORMATIONCITY OF ST. JOHN’S WINTER/SPRING 2013REGISTRATIONCity of St. John’s Resident Registration begins Saturday, December 8, 2012 at8:00 AM. Registration is available online at RECconnect, in person or bytelephone (for limited programs) at 576-8499.• 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM In Person Registration will only take place at CITYHALL.• After 10:00 AM In Person Registration will only take place at the H.G.R.Mews Community Centre or the Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre.Non-resident Registration begins 8:00 AM on Saturday, December 15,2012.• Non-resident Registration is available online at RECconnect, or bytelephone (limited programs) at 576-8499 or in person at the H.G.R. MewsCommunity Centre and the Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre.What do I need to register?All individuals registering in person for Winter/Spring 2013 Recreation Programsmust provide photo identification stating their permanent address. A utilitybill stating name and full mailing address will also be accepted and mustaccompany one piece of identification.How do I register by telephone or online?Registration is available on line to those holding a current account with theDepartment of Recreation and paying with a major credit card. Accounts canbe established in advance by visiting the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre or theWedgewood Park Recreation Centre. Please see note above for what you needto create an account.For RECconnect log on to www.stjohns.ca under Parks and Recreation andfind the RECconnect button link.Telephone registration can be completed for all programs except pre-schoolprograms.The number to call on December 8 for telephone registration is 576-8499. AfterDecember 8 call 576-8499 or 576-8631. For RECconnect log on to www.stjohns.ca and find the RECconnect button.What method of payment do you accept?We accept cash, debit, credit card or cheque. Payment in full is required for allDepartment of Recreation Programs at the time of registration. Pre-authorizedpayments and post-dated cheques will not be accepted.Sign up for our monthly Active Living RECletter and you will be entered to win ourActive Living Gift PackIf you’re a fitness fanatic, a leisure stroller that likes to keep moving or a parentthat would like more info on recreation programs and events for the kids.The City of St. John’s Department of Recreation’s new monthly free e-mailActive Living REC letter will keep you informed with program and event news,health and wellness tips, contests and much more to help you keep activein the St. John’s area.To sign up for the REC letter and enter our contest. Just send an email withREC letter in the subject line. Email should include your name and emailaddress in the body. Send to: recreation@stjohns.ca by 4:30pm December 20,2012 to be entered in our draw for the Department of Recreation,Active Living Gift pack filled with all sorts of prizes to help keep youhealthy, fit and active.REFUND POLICYA refund/credit/program transfer will be issued if requestedfourteen (14) days prior to the start date of the program ortwenty one (21) days prior to a Birthday Party booking. Afterthat, a refund or credit may only be issued for a medical reasonwhich prohibits continued participation in the program.A medical note must accompany the Request for RefundForm and must be submitted prior to the program end date.Refunds or credits will not be issued for classes missed due toillness; lost or stolen passes or requests submitted after theprogram end dates. Submission of the Request for RefundForm does not automatically guarantee a refund/credit.Credits - remain on account for 12 (twelve) calendar months .NSF Cheques - A $20 fee will be charged on all NSF cheques.WAITLIST – If a swimming class is filled, it is advisable to addthe participant’s name on the wait list for the appropriatelevel in the desired time slot. The wait lists will apply to thatspecific time slot. It will also be used to determine demandfor particular levels of swimming. Where there is sufficientdemand on several wait lists, additional new classes may beadded where space and resources allow. For any new classesadded, waitlists will not be used, and spaces will be filled on afirst come first served basis.Parents are encouraged to check regularly for available spacesin all programs on RECconnect atwww.stjohns.ca or by calling 576-8499.REC connectRecreation ProgramOnline RegistrationPROGRAM CANCELLATIONSEvery reasonable effort will be takento contact patrons in the event of a program cancellation.Program cancellations and building closures will be posted onthe City of St. John’s web site, www.stjohns.ca under Service“Service/Traffic Interruptions”. Notification will also be sent tolocal radio stations.TABLE OF CONTENTSRegistration and General information...... Page 2R.E.A.L. Program.................................Pages 3-5Awareness Sessions..........................Pages 4, 27Inclusion Services................................Pages 6-7Community Programs.........................Pages 8-9Sport Programs.............................. Pages 10-11Seniors’ Programs...................................Page 31Outdoor Pursuits ........................... Pages 12-14Children’s Programs ....................... Pages 15-17Youth Programs ............................. Pages 18-19Swimming Programs..................... Pages 22-29Neighbourhood Watch...........................Page 25Bicycling................................................Page 30Seniors Programs...................................Page 31Adult Programs.............................. Pages 32-34Fitness and Lifestyle Programs....... Pages 35-37Facility Rentals.......................................Page 38Skate Parks.............................................Page 38Who’s Who in the Community................Page 39


R.E.A.L. PROGRAM 3Canadian Tire Jumpstart joinsforces with the R.E.A.L. ProgramThe R.E.A.L. Program and Canadian Tire JumpstartWorking together to provide recreation and leisureopportunities to children and youth in financialneed.R.E.A.L. stands for Recreation Experiences AndLeisure.The R.E.A.L. Program and Canadian Tire Jumpstartare partnering to provide recreation programopportunities for children and youth up to theage of 18, who due to financial circumstances areunable to participate fully in registered activities.SEASONALAPPLICATIONSApplications must be submittedin accordance with the deadlinedates. Given the high volume ofapplications each season, theR.E.A.L. Program cannot guaranteeplacements. Late applicationsmay not be approved.Application Deadline:Winter/Spring Nov. 17Summer April 17Fall July 17POLICYApplications are considered oneseason in advance in order to ensurethat the request can be processedprior to the program startdate. A reference must be providedon each application. An applicationwill not be held over fromone season to the next if the childis not initially placed. Incompleteapplications will be returnedto applicant. First time applicantsmust provide proof of residency.R.E.A.L. PROGRAMINFORMATION1. Applications will only beprocessed in accordance to thedeadline dates.2. Children/youth can access oneactivity each season.3. This is a service for children/youth who are not currentlyparticipating in other paid orfunded recreation programs.4. The parent/guardian isresponsible for ensuring that thechild attends the program.5. If transportation or equipmentis an issue, contact must be madewith the R.E.A.L. Program as soonas possible.6. If the child/youth can no longerparticipate, the parent/guardianmust contact the R.E.A.L.Program.7. The R.E.A.L Program is offeredto City of St. John’s residentsonly. Proof of residency must beprovided to qualify for the R.E.A.L.Program. This can be in the formof a Drivers Licence or a Utility Bill.IT’S R.E.A.L. EASY:1. Choose an activity of interest.2. Fully complete the applicationform on page 5. Applications alsoavailable at the following locations:• H.G.R. Mews Community Centre• Crosbie Building• Wedgewood Park RecreationCentre• Shea Heights Community Centre• Kilbride Lions Community Centre• City Hall• City website www.stjohns.caContinued on page 4From left, Natalie Godden Manager with the Family & Leisure ServicesDivision along with Sherry Hounsell, Inclusive Services Coordinator withthe Department of Recreation sit down with Charles Woodford, CanadianTire Jumpstart Charities Atlantic Manager to discuss the new Canadian TireJumpstart and R.E.A.L. Program partnership.Local Canadian Tire storeowners and staff are excitedfor Canadian Tire Jumpstartto join forces with the R.E.A.L.Program to help children in St.John’s grow, learn and play.On November 21, at the R.E.A.L.(Recreation Experiences andLeisure) Program’s annualluncheon, the City of St. John’sannounced a new partnershipwith the Canadian TireJumpstart Program. The threelocal Canadian Tire stores alongwith their staff have played asignificant role in forming thispartnership to better serve andbring recreation programs tolocal children and youth in need.The R.E.A.L. Program has beenhelping children and youth offinancially challenged familiesto participate in registeredrecreation activities since 2002,placing 15,000 children andyouth in programs throughoutthe City.The Canadian Tire JumpstartProgram has a similar mandateto the R.E.A.L. Program and wasestablished in 2005. CanadianTire Jumpstart’s nationalnetwork of over 315 chaptershas helped almost half a millionchildren across Canada havethe chance to participate. Asa national charity, CanadianTire Jumpstart takes prides onthe fact that all funds raised bylocal chapters, such as St. John’s,stays in the local community tohelp children and youth. TheGovernment of Newfoundlandand Labrador was the firstprovincial government topartner with Canadian TireJumpstart, committing a totalinvestment of $2.5 million fora seven year period starting in2005.Over the past year CanadianTire Store owners and staffhave increased Canadian TireJumpstarts commitment inthe province and the capitalcity by not only assistingindividuals to participate inrecreation programs but by alsosupporting programs to acquirenew and better equipment forprogramming. Organizationssuch as the City of St. John’sDepartment of Recreation, theDuke of Edinburgh AwardsProgram and the Rock RugbyClub have availed of over$15,000 in new funding andequipment for their programs.Canadian Tire local storeowners and staff look forwardto Canadian Tire Jumpstartand the R.E.A.L. Programworking together for many yearsto help children, youth andorganizations grow in St. John’sthrough recreation and sportsactivities. AL


Canadian Tire Jumpstart-Inclusive Youth LeadershipAre you caring, compassionate, sensible,responsible? Do you have a natural tendencyto want to lend a hand and to help others?The Inclusive Youth Leadership Programs consist of leadershipcourses that teach youth the skills & techniques required forcreating positive and inclusive experiences for people who facebarriers to participation in the community. Positive interactionsincluding presentations, games, activities, simulations andequipment will teach youth that anyone can participate if wethink outside the box, adapt and welcome differences.Course 1: Everyone Welcome“Everyone Welcome” is designed for Youth who have anatural aptitude for helping others. This course is designed tofoster empathy and understanding of differences. Participantswill learn team building skills and techniques for creating awelcoming environment in community settings.Location: St. John’s Recreation CentreDate: April 1 – 5, 2013Time: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PMAge: 12-14 years of ageCost: $25.00Course 2: Time to Adapt“Time to Adapt” is designedfor Youth who are naturalleaders and would like tobuild knowledge to createinclusive communityexperiences for individualswho have diverse abilities.Participants will learnto identify barriers toparticipation and ways tobreak them down.Course content will also include;understanding disabilities, diversecultures and tips for interacting withseniors, youth and children.Program details will be available in February 2013 atwww.stjohns.ca under Recreation and Parks andInclusive Services or call 576-4450ACTIVE YOUTHThis program aims to teach youth aged 15 to 21 years whohave mild to moderate developmental disabilities thebasic skills needed for active living. Youth will participatein recreation and leisure activities in a friendly, relaxedatmosphere with caring leaders.Location: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreDate: January 14 - April 30, 2013Day:TuesdaysTime:7:15 PM - 8:15 PMCost: $60.00Age:15-21 years (Participants must be 15 years of age andno older than 21 years of age by December 31, 2012.)No Program on:Please Note:Principals,GuidanceCounselorsand Teachers!Are you interested inoffering this Inclusive Leadershipprogram at your school duringlunch or after school hours? Ifso, please contact our InclusiveServices Team by calling576-4450 or 576-2574or you can emailrecreation@stjohns.caApril 2, Easter BreakProgram space is limited. Registration is offered on a firstcome, first served basis.FREEIntroductionto BOCCIAINCLUSION SERVICES 7Boccia (pronounced like Bot-cha): A precision ball sportgame which knows no age, gender or ability. Boccia is a sportrequiring skill and strategy. The “aim” of the games is to throwleather balls, coloured red or blue, across a court and land asclose as possible to a white target ball, the “jack”. The “jack” ballis thrown first; then each side battles it out for the closest shot.Assistive ramp available for participants with limited upperbody mobility.Boccia Day-Time Trial SessionsLocation:H.G.R. MewsCommunity CentreDateJanuary 10, 2013February 7, 2013Time11:00 AM-12:00 PM11:00 AM -12:00 PMAges:16 years or older(must be 16 years of age asof December 31, 2012)Cost: FreeMarch 7, 2013 11:00 AM-12:00 PMApril 27, 2013* 1:00 PM -3:30 PM**April 27 session is held at St.John’s Recreation Centre,Buckmasters Circle. Please see page 12 for detailsBoccia Evening Trial SessionsDateTimeJanuary 21, 2013 6:30 PM-7:30 PMFebruary 18, 2013 6:30 PM-7:30 PMInclusion Community Agencies and OrganizationsAssociation for the Deaf 726-6672 www.nlad.orgAutism Society of NL 722-2803 www.autism.nf.netCanadian Hard of Hearing Assoc. NL 753-3224 www.chha-nl.nl.caCNIB 754-1180 www.cnib.caCanadian Mental Health (NL) 753-8550 www.cmhanl.caCanadian Paraplegic Association 753-5901 www.canadianparapelegic.orgCHANNAL 753-2560 www.channal.caChildren’s Protection Services 752-4619Coalition of Persons with a Disability 722-7011 www.codnl.caCommunity Connections 777-3689Easter Seals NL 754-1399 www.eastersealsnl.caEmmanuel House 754-2072Epilepsy NL 722-0502 www.epilepsynl.comIndependent Living Resource Centre 722-4031 www.ilrc-nl.caIris Kirby House 753-1492 www.iriskirbyhouse.nf.netLearning Disabilities Association 753-1445 www.ldanl.caLongside Club 722-4338Mental Health Crisis Line 737-4668Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada 368-2009 www.mssociety.caMuscular Dystrophy Chapter of NL 1-888-884-6322 www.muscle.caNL Association for Community Living 722-0790 www.nlacl.caNL Brain Injury Association 579-3070 www.nlbia.caOffice of the Child/Youth Advocate 753-3888 www.childandyouthadvocate.nl.caSpecial Olympics 738-1923 www.sonl.caStella Burry Community Services 738-8390 www.stellaburry.caTourettes Syndrome Foundation 745-8732 www.tourette.caVera Perlin Society 739-6017 www.veraperlinsociety.ca


8 COMMUNITY PROGRAMS KILBRIDECOMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTThe Department of Recreation works with communities within St.John’s to create opportunities for recreation and improved qualityof life through leisure for its citizens, and for the overall health ofthe City.The Community Development Division of the Department ofRecreation works with neighbourhood and community groups tosupport and enhance recreation opportunities at the communitylevel. Community Services Coordinators (3) as part of theirresponsibilities, play a liaison role with organizations in each of theNorth, Central and South zones of the City.For inquiries regarding your area of the City, pleasecontact the Community Development Division as follows:Phone: (709) 576-8510 E-mail: recreation@stjohns.caKILBRIDE WINTER/SPRING 2013 ProgramSThe Department of Recreation is pleased to offer Winter/Spring programming for children and youth in thecommunity of Kilbride. Community programs provideChildren/Youth the opportunities to be active, master newskills and build new friendships in a safe environment withCHILDREN’S AFTER SCHOOLRECREATION PROGRAMAn opportunity for children toparticipate in a wide range ofactivities and events includinglow and high organized games,arts & crafts, guest speakers,science activities and much more.Ages: 6 to 11 years(Participants must be 6 years of ageand no older than 11 years of ageby Dec. 31, 2012)Location: Kilbride Lions CommunityCentreDate : January 7 – June 13, 2013Day: Monday – ThursdayTime: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PMNo Program On:April 1-5, Easter Camp (A separateregistration will take place for thisprogram)May 20, Victoria DayRegistration for Children’s After School ProgramRegistration for this program is ongoing. Participants can register at either theH.G.R. Mews Community Centre or Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre providedspace is available.Kilbride to Ferryland Family Resource CentreIn conjunction with the City of St. John’s, the Kilbride toFerryland Family Resource Centre offers Drop-in-PlaygroupTuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 AM to11:30 AM at the Kilbride Lions Community Centre. Dropin-Playgroupis for parents/caregivers and their childrenages 0 to 6 years. Let your child enjoy the excitement ofplaying dress-up, building a tower and experiencing thefun of painting, gluing, and working with sand and water.KILBRIDE YOUTH PROGRAMAn opportunity for youth to participate ina variety of programs that will help youthlearn new skills, increase self esteem andgain new experiences. Activities includeleadership skills, field trips, recreationalactivities, volunteering and much more.Ages: 12 to 15 years (Participants must be12 years of age and no older than 15 years ofage by Dec. 31, 2012)GENTLE GYMThis program is designed to improve the strength of all muscles,bones and joints. This fitness class is also ideal for improvingthe strength of the heart and lungs. Come out and meet newfriends, get fit and have fun!Location: Kilbride Lions Community CentreDate: January 7- March 13, 2013 (20 Classes )qualified caring leaders. The Programs operate from theApril 8 - June 12, 2013 (19 Classes )Kilbride Lions Community Centre located at 34 Fahey St. Day:Mondays and WednesdaysTime: 11:00 AM – 11:50AMNo Program: May 20, Victoria DayLocation: Kilbride LionsCommunity CentreDate : Jan. 7 – June 12, 2013Day: Monday – WednesdaysTime: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PMNo Program On:April 1-5, Easter BreakMay 20, Victoria DayFor more information please call 368-0250, 368-8542 oremail: recreation@stjohns.caFITNESS FEES Drop-In 10 Class 20 Class 30 ClassSeniors (Senior Age 65+) $3.00 $21.45 $42.00 $63.00Adult 19+ $4.00 $28.50 $56.00 $79.35To register or for more information please call 368-0250 or emailrecreation@stjohns.caKilbride Lions Community Centre RENTALSThe Kilbride Lions Community Centre located off Fahey Street is availablefor rent for any non-alcoholic events. For example children’s birthday parties,showers, meetings, etc. Please see Facility Rentals page 38EASTER DAY CAMPCome and join us for an exciting Easter Camp! Anopportunity for children to participate in low and highorganized games and activities, arts and crafts, outingsand much more during the school Easter break.Location:Kilbride Lions Community CentreDate: April 1 – April 5, 2013Day:Monday-FridayTime:9:00AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM – 4:30PM(No lunch time supervision from 12:00PM-1:00PM)Ages:6 - 11 years (Participants must be 6 years of age andno older than 11 years of age by Dec. 31, 2012)Make new friends, meet your neighbours, have a coffeeand enjoy a snack. All programs and services are freeof charge and available to families with young childrenliving in the area. For further information on these andmany other programs please call the Kilbride to FerrylandFamily Resource Centre at 747-8532For more information please call 368-0250, 368-8542 or emailrecreation@stjohns.ca Please see registration information in the chart on page 9).For Community Easter Camp Registrationinformation, please see page 9


Shea Heights WINTER/SPRING 2013 ProgramSThe City of St. John’s Department of Recreation in partnershipwith the Shea Heights Community Centre Board of Directors,is pleased to offer residents in the community a variety ofprograms and services for the Winter/Spring season of 2013.For more information on any of the following programs pleasecall 576-1023, 570-2123 or email recreation@stjohns.caCHILDREN’S DROP-IN RECREATION PROGRAMAn opportunity for children toparticipate in a wide range ofactivities and events including:low and high organized games,arts & crafts, guest speakers,science activities and muchmore.Ages: 6 to 11 years(Participants must be 6 yearsof age and no older than 11years of age as of December31, 2012)Location: Shea Heights CommunityCentre and St. John Bosco School GymDate : January 7 – June 13, 2013Day: Monday – ThursdayTime: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PMNo Program On:April 1-5, Easter Camp (A separateregistration will take place for thisprogram)May 20, Victoria DayRegistration for Children’s Drop in ProgramRegistration for this program is ongoing. Participants can register at either theH.G.R. Mews Community Centre or Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre providedspace is available.Youth DROP-IN SPORT PROGRAMAn opportunity for youth to participatein sport activities such as basketball,ball hockey and indoor soccer. Teamswill be decided on a weekly basis.No Program On:April 1-5, Easter BreakLocation: St. John Bosco SchoolGymnasiumDate : January 8 - June 4, 2013Day: TuesdaysTime: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PMAge: 12-16 years (Participants mustbe 12 years of age and no older than 16years of age as of December 31, 2012)Adult Drop-In BalL Hockey ProgramThis is an opportunity for adults 18 years of age and older to take part in a BallHockey program. Teams will be picked on a weekly basis. City of St. John’s staffwill be enforcing rules.Location:Day:Time:Cost:Age:Session 1:Session 2:No Program On:Please Note:St. John Bosco GymnasiumMondays6:30PM-8:30PM$2.00 per person/per nightParticipants must be 18 years of age or older asof Dec. 31, 2012January 7 – March 11, 2013 (10 Weeks)April 8 – June10, 2013 (9 Weeks)May 20, Victoria DayProper equipment must be worn at all times(CSA approved helmet, hockey gloves and properfootwear)COMMUNITY PROGRAMS SHEA HEIGHTS 9An opportunity for youth to participatein a program that helps youth learnnew skills, increase self esteem andgain volunteer experience. Activitiesinclude leadership skill development,guest speakers, field trips, recreationalactivities, volunteering and muchmore.No Program On:April 1-5, Easter BreakYou-th SAY PROGRAMCOMMUNITY EASTER CAMP REGISTRATIONResident RegistrationNon-Resident RegistrationLocation: Kilbride Lions Community CentreDate: Tuesday, March 12, 2013Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PMLocation: Shea Heights Community CentreDate: Tuesday, March 12, 2013Time: 6 :00 PM– 8:00 PMLocation: Shea Heights CommunityCentreDate : January 9 – June 5, 2013Day: WednesdaysTime: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PMAge: 12-16 years (Participants mustbe 12 years of age and no older than 16years of age as of December 31, 2012)Shea Heights Community Centre RentalsShea Heights Community Centre is available for rentalsto host birthday parties, baby and wedding showers andmeetings. Amenities include: Multi-Purpose Room andKitchen. Please see Facility Rentals page 38EASTER DAY CAMPCome and join us for an exciting Easter Camp! An opportunity for children toparticipate in low and high organized games and activities, arts and crafts,outings and much more.Location:Shea Heights Community CentreDate: April 1 – April 5, 2013Day:Monday-FridayTime:9:00AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM – 4:30PM(No lunch time supervision from 12:00PM-1:00PM)Ages:6 - 11 years (Participants must be 6 years of ageand no older than 11 years of age by Dec. 31, 2012)For more information please call 576-1023, 570-2123 or emailrecreation@stjohns.ca Please see registration information in the chart belowLocation:H.G.R. Mews Community Centreand Wedgewood Park RecreationCentreDate: Tuesday, March 19, 2013Time: 7:00AM OnwardPlease Note:All registration will take place ONLY at the H.G.R. Mews CommunityCentre and Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre after the first date ofregistration.Resident and Non-Resident Registration will be on-going after these dates.Program space is limited. Participants will be accommodated on a firstcome, first served basis.Please obtain a detailed participant package when you register.Registration for partial weeks or days is not available.IMPORTANT: When registering in person for Easter Day Camp, proof of Cityresidency must be provided as follows: photo identification stating theirpermanent address. A utility bill stating name and full mailing address will alsobe accepted and must accompany one piece of identification.Parents must have their child/children’s birth date, emergency contacts andalternate pick up information when registering.


10 SPORTS PROGRAMSADULT BALL HOCKEYIf you are looking for a friendly, leisurely game of ball hockeythis is the game for you. This program is non-competitive andwelcomes all skill levels.Location: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreDate: Session 1 - Jan. 17, 2013 – March 21, 2013 (10 games)Session 2 - April 11, 2013 – May 30, 2013 (8 games)Day: ThursdaysTime: 6:15 PM – 7:15 PMCost: Session 1 - $40.00 or $4.00 drop in fee per gameSession 2 - $32.00 or $4.00 drop in fee per gameAges: 18 years or older (must be 18 by Dec. 31, 2013)Equipment Required:Hockey gloves and a CSA hockey helmet.Sneakers and comfortable clothing.Limited number of sticks available.New Programfor SpringHave you ever been interested inlearning how to play a new andexciting sport, without having tocommit to a league or registrationpayment? If so, then the Sport Demoprogram is for you! FREE Sessionswill be offered in a wide range ofsports, being delivered by localassociation members and/or trainedvolunteers. Unless otherwise stated,all equipment will be provided. Preregistrationis required for all sessions.LacrosseCanada’s National Summer Sport, andthe fastest game on two feet! Lacrosseis a thrilling game of action, agility,and teamwork which combines thehigh scoring of basketball and theexcitement and speed of hockey. Comesee why lacrosse was a major part inthe hockey skill development of WayneGretzky, Steven Stamkos and MANYmore! This program will cover the basicskills of cradling, scooping, passing/catching, and shooting. Instructionprovided by the Newfoundland &Labrador Lacrosse AssociationLocation: St. John’s Recreation CentreDate: Saturday, April 6, 2013Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.Ages: 7-10 (must be 7 and no olderthan 10 by Dec. 31, 2013)Olympic Style Air GunTarget ShootingOlympic style air gun target shootingis a challenging and fun indoor sport.Try your hand at target shooting whilelearning about safety, equipment andbasic shooting techniques. Instructionprovided by the Newfoundland &Labrador Shooting AssociationLocation: St. John’s Recreation CentreDate: Saturday, April 13, 2013Session 1: 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.Session 1: 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.Ages: 11+ (must be 11 years old byApril 13, 2013)CricketCome and experience the fun ofplaying Cricket! One of the oldestsports played in our province, Cricket ison the rise across the globe, includingCanada, and is the second mostpopular sport in the world. This sessionwill focus on beginners and the art ofbatting and bowling. This has beena favorite across Canada for kids andadults who like to swing the Cricket batto knock the ball around or just comeand try the art of Cricket bowling.Either way, extreme fun is guaranteed.Instruction provided by Cricket NL.Location: St. John’s Recreation CentreDate: Saturday, April 20, 2013Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Registration: Register at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre(709) 576-8499 or Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre(709) 576-8631 or register online using REC connect atwww.stjohns.ca. Space is limited.For more information on Adult Leisure Ball Hockey please call(709) 576-8499 or email recreation@stjohns.ca.Learn a new sport for FREE with our Saturday Sport Demo DaysAge: All ages welcomeBocciaBoccia is an exciting sport that allowsparticipants to participate equallyregardless of age, gender or level ofphysical ability. It is recognized as asport requiring both skill and strategywith the emphasis being on accuracy.The object of the game is to place asmany Boccia balls as close as possibleto the target ball while preventingyour opponent from doing the same.Instruction provided by Department ofRecreation staff.Location: H.G.R Mews CommunityCentreAges: All ages welcomeBoccia Day-Time SessionsDateTimeJanuary 10, 2013 11:00 AM-12:00 PMFebruary 7, 2013 11:00 AM -12:00 PMMarch 7, 2013 11:00 AM-12:00 PMApril 27, 2013* 1:00 PM -3:30 PM**April 27 session is held at St.John’sRecreation Centre, Buckmasters Circle.Boccia Evening SessionsDateTimeJanuary 21, 2013 6:30 PM-7:30 PMFebruary 18, 2013 6:30 PM-7:30 PMSoftballThis is a young person’s introductionto Softball. The emphasis is on FUN,ACTION, and a POSITIVE ATMOSPHERE,with a gradual introduction to nonstressfulcompetition. During thesession children of all skill levelswill achieve the same number ofskill repetitions. The drills also offera high success rate for every child,which improves every player’s selfconfidence.Instruction provided bySoftball NL.Location: St. John’s Recreation CentreDate: Saturday, May 4, 2013Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.Ages: 5 – 12 (Must be 5 and no olderthan 12 by December 31, 2013)Gaelic FootballGaelic football is a unique field sport.Although possessing distinctivecharacteristics, Gaelic Football hasmany similarities with other sportssuch as soccer, rugby and otherfootball codes. The aim of this sessionis to provide a practical basis for thebeginner player integrating the uniqueskills of Gaelic Football. The ball usedis round and slightly smaller thana soccer ball and is played by boththe hands and feet. Various skillswill be covered through drills andthe broader concepts of gaining andmaintaining procession will be focusedon throughout the session. Instructionprovided by Gaelic Athletic AssociationLocation: St. John’s Recreation CentreDate: Saturday, May 11, 2013Time: 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Age: No age restrictions. Groups willbe divided according to age.


It’s never too early to learn to swimKids are naturally drawn to the wateras a cool place to play, splash, laugh andsqueal with delight.Ever since toddlers were introduced tobath time, they associate water with fun,filled with bubbles and rubber ducks. Weas adults, all know that water commandsrespect and children need the properswimming skills to be confident and safein order to enjoy the water later in life.To start on the road to gaining theseskills for life, children ages four monthsto 36 months old and their parents orcaregivers can enroll in the Red CrossSwim Kids Preschool Program. The RedCross Swim Program is offered by theDepartment of Recreation at City poolsyear-round. The goals of the Swim KidsPreschool Program are:Create a nurturing, positiveenvironment that promoteslearning.Reinforce the importance of play asa learning tool for children.Have fun, play, learn introductoryswimming skills, and learn howto stay safe in, on, and around thewater.Encourage the use of songs,games, and a variety of stimulatingequipment and toys to enhancelearning.Leslie White, Program and OperationsCoordinator with the Department ofRecreation explains “swimming is afundamental life skill and the parentsneed to understand that the earlier theystart, the more comfortable the child willbe and the less fearful the parents willbe.” Leslie also says that there is anotherside to swim lessons that benefitsparents. “They get a chance to get outand socialize with other parents, havefun as a family and learn something newlike how to hold their child properly inthe water.” Toddlers learn the basics, toput their face in the water, how to floatand glide. The lessons also give the childJen Claus (left) splashes in the poolwith her daughter Bronwenthe opportunity to get used to a groupdynamic preparing them for unparentedpreschool lessons later on.Lydia Stansbury, a veteran lifeguardwith the City of St. John’s has beenlifeguarding for almost a decade. Lydiasays of City of St. John’s lifeguards andswim instructors “We offer a great dealof experience, we train and practice skillsconstantly and have to re-certify ourcredentials every two years.” She believesthat these standards make her and hercolleagues the best Aquatics team inthe province. “Our friendly, positiveattitude and good advice to parents andswimmers of all ages is something we allstrive to deliver.”Does Lydia have any advice for newparents questioning the value of TotParent Swim programs? “The earlier thebetter when getting involved. It’s easierto teach, lead and manipulate a baby atfive months rather than a five-year-oldwith a will of his or her own. Our goalis to coach the parent to teach the childto be familiar with the water. Don’t beafraid to dunk your child under thewater, that’s why we’re here, to coachyou and help you through it. For themost part, babies don’t have a lot of fear,they’ll be OK.”Parent and Tot swims are scheduledduring the Department of Recreations’Winter, Spring and Fall sessions. Pleasesee pages 24 and 25 for details. ALEmma Ryan (left) with her mom, Aimee laugh with lifeguard Lydia Stansbury.SPORTS PROGRAMS 11Racquetball40 minute racquetball court rentals are available daily at the H.G.R.Mews Community Center. Courts may be reserved up to 2 days inadvance. Racquets are available to rent. Protective eyewearmust be provided by the participant and worn at all times.Racquetballs are available to purchase at the Front Desk. For courtrentals please call 576-8499.Fees:Drop-in$7.50 per court5 game pass $28.5010 game pass $50.5020 game pass $98.50Racquetballs$2.50 each (purchase only)Racquet and goggle rentals $2.00(deposit of $20 or photo ID required)RACQUETBALL LEAGUESRecreational racquetball leagues are open tomales and females of all skill levels and provideparticipants with a weekly 40 minute gameagainst a variety of players and a way to meet newplayers of different playing abilities. Participantsmust pre-register for all leagues in order to beincluded in the playing schedule.LADIES LEAGUEDates: January 15 – May 28, 2013Day: TuesdaysTime: 6:00 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.Cost: $65.00 (20 games)MENS COMPETITIVE LEAGUEDates: January 16 – May 29, 2013Day: WednesdaysTime: 5:20 p.m. – 9:20 p.m.Cost: $65.00 (20 games)MIXED LEAGUEDates: January 17 – May 30, 2013Day: ThursdaysTime: 6:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m.Cost: $97.60 (20 singles and 20 doubles games)MIXED YOUTH LEAGUEOpen to beginner level youth, ages 10-15 and runby trained volunteers. All necessary equipmentwill be available at the facility. Participants mustwear sneakers/running shoes and shorts orsweatpants.*This program is pending availability of instructorMixed Youth LeagueDates: Session 1 January 19 – March 23, 2013Session 2 April 13 – June 1, 2013Day: SaturdaysTime:Cost:10 a.m. – 11 a.m.Session 1 $32.50 (10 games)Session 2 $26.00 (8 games)For more information on racquetball programsplease call 576-8499 or email us atrecreation@stjohns.ca


12 CROSS COUNTRY SKIINGOutfittersSalomonNordicSprint SeriesInterested in a fun eveningof cross country skiing? Join theOutfitters Salomon Sprint Series at theC. A. Pippy Park Winter Activity Centrethis winter. The Outfitters, Salomon,Avalon Nordic Ski Club and The C.A. PippyPark Commission will be offering a sprint seriesfor both competitive and recreational skiers.This event is open to skiers of all ages.Call 579-4453 or check outwww.theoutfitters.nf.ca for more information.The Avalon Nordic Ski ClubInterested in cross country skiing? The Avalon NordicSki Club in conjunction with Butter Pot Provincial Parkmaintains approximately 25 kms of groomed trails forboth skate and classic technique. Grooming is done byboth a snowmobile towed groomer as well as a largeBombardier Snow Cat groomer. A heated clubhouse,indoor washroom and waxing facilities are availableto club members. We offer both children and adult skirentals and lessons. For children that are interested inlearning to ski or improving their technique we offerthe nationally developed Skill Development Program(ages 4 to 12). Complementing this program is thecompetitive stream that develops athletes for local,regional and national level races. Dry land trainingstarts in the fall with on-snow lessons and trainingcommencing in early January. In addition to lessons,guided tours or club races are another great way ofenjoying the park.To join or find out more about the Club and itsprograms please visit www.avalonnordic.caADVERTISEMENTSaturday Morning Judo & KarateH.G.R. Mews Centre40 Mundy Pond Road, St. John’sWebsite http://www.zanshindojo.netPhone 726-8346 Email zanshin@bellaliant.net


C. A. Pippy Park Winter Activity CentREThe C.A. Pippy Park Winter Activity Centre offers rentals of waxless classic cross country skiequipment, as well as snowshoes for all ages. A Cross Country Ski Sledgeis also available for individuals with physical disabilities.Location: North Bank Lodge on Nagle’s Place off Allandale Road.Hours of Operation: January 4 – April 7, 2013(weather dependent)Friday Saturday Sunday6:00 PM -10:00PM 10:00AM -10:00PM 10:00AM - 5:00 PMEQUIPMENT RENTALS AND LESSON FEESRental/hourLessonsYouth (17 and under) $3.00 $5.00Adult (18 and over) $4.00 $6.00Family of three $7.00Family or four or more $10.00Cash, debit and Visa/ Master card / Amex are accepted. Identificationis required to rent skis and snowshoes.CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AND SNOWSHOEING 13A WORD ABOUT THE WEATHERWeather and snow conditions will affect operations. For information on openings/closures for the Winter Activity Centreplease call The C. A. Pippy Park Winter Activity Centre Information Line at 737-3651 or the H.G.R Mews CommunityCentre at 576-8499.Introductory Cross country ski lessonsDays: Saturdays and Sundays (1 hour in duration)Time: 11:00 AM -12:00 PM. Pre-registration for lessons is required by calling 737-3651 (weekends) or 576-8522(weekdays) as space is limited. Please note: Participants under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.Cross Country Skiing on Groomed Trails- Free of Charge!During the winter season groomed ski trails are set for both skate and classic skiing and are illuminated for eveningskiing. All trails are located in the C. A. Pippy Park Campground. Access can be gained from the North Bank Lodgeparking lot (first right when turning onto Nagle’s Place from Allandale Road), or from the main entrance to C. A. PippyPark Campground, opposite the Fluvarium.Friday Night Snowshoe AdventureSnowshoeing is a great way to get your body moving! Join us for a great snowshoe adventure in Pippy Park. Snowshoesand poles will be available for those who do not have their own.Location: Three Pond Barrens, Pippy Park (Meet at the end of Allandale Road past the Admiral’s Green Golf Course)Date: Friday, February 8, 2013Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMCost: $11.00Ages: All ages (Participants 13 years of age & under must be accompanied by an adult)Snowshoe Adventure oN THE EAST COAST TRAILSnowshoeing is a great way to get your body moving! Join us for this new great snowshoe adventure on the East CoastTrail. This 3.7 km trek offered for the first time this winter promises beautiful coastal scenery. We will stop for hotchocolate and tea along the route. Snowshoes and poles will be available for those who do not have their own.Location: East Coast Trail, Blackhead to Cape Spear (Drop off location is the end of Blackhead Village Road.Pick up location is the Cape Spear lighthouse)Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMCost: $16.50Ages: All ages (Participants 13 years of age & under must be accompanied by an adult)NEW for 2013


14 OUTDOOR PURSUITSLearn outdoor skills this Winter and SpringREGISTRATION Pre-registration is required for all Outdoor courses. Register at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre by calling(709) 576-8499 or the Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre at (709) 576-8631 or register using RECconnect at www.stjohns.caPLEASE NOTE:Programs will go ahead only ifconditions and weather permits.PLEASE come prepared for theelements. Dress appropriately.Bring extra gloves/mittens, socks,and layers. Sunglasses/goggles arealso recommended to protect eyesfrom the weather and the sun glarereflecting off the snow.PLEASE feel free to bring your ownlunch/snacks/drinks for the day.For further information, please call576-8522, 576-8500 or e-mailrecreation@stjohns.caGroup Outdoor ProgramSGroup Outdoor Programs are offered in the Winter,Spring and Fall to community, youth, and schoolgroups. Each program is custom designed according tothe needs of the group (i.e. age, ability, interest). Basicinstruction in a variety of outdoor pursuits offered.Pursuits offered:Wilderness SurvivalOutdoor Cooking,ArcheryOrienteering,Shelter Construction,Fire Building,(*as season permits)Map & CompassHiking,*Canoeing,*Cross Country Skiing,*Kayaking*SnowshoeingLocation: Rotary “Sunshine” Park or C.A. PippyPark (for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing only)Please note:Group size is restricted to a maximum of 60participants per booking.Groups are usually subdivided into 3 subgroupsdepending on the type of activity(s) requestedand staff availability. Subgroups then rotatethroughout the day to the various activitystations.Each activity generally runs for 1 to 2 hours.For further information, please call 576-8522,576-8500 or email recreation@stjohns.caNote: These group programs qualify for the Duke ofEdinburgh’s Award ProgramINTRODUCTION TO OUTDOORDIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHYImprove your photography skills with an introductionto tools and techniques. “Focus” on colour,composition, perspective, light, and other tricks of thetrade. Introduction (indoors) will be followed by shorthikes outdoors practicing techniques. Must provideown camera. Please bring your camera’s manual anda tripod if you have one. Feel free to bring your ownsnacks/drinks.Location: Bowring Park Lodge (by the Duck Pond)Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PMCost: $22.00Ages:17 years or older (Participantsmust be 17 years of age or older byDecember 31, 2012)Lost…. and Found! –Navigational SkillsLearn how to navigate your way through thewilderness using map and compass skills and learnhow to read nature’s signposts. Communication, cooperation,trust, and confidence are skills that you willrediscover. All equipment is provided.Location: Rotary “Sunshine” Park,Thorburn RoadDate: Saturday, April 27, 2013Time: 12:00PM – 4:00PMCost: $22.00Ages: 14 years or older (Participants must beNote:14 years of age or older by Dec. 31, 2012)This course qualifies for the Duke ofEdinburgh’s Award Program.INTRODUCTION TO GEOCACHINGGeocaching is a high tech worldwide game of hidingand seeking treasure. Locate hidden containers, calledgeocaches. Program will begin indoors to learn thebasic operation of both maps and G.P.S. units. The daywill end with a hunt for the cache so come prepared fora short light hike. Please bring along your own G.P.S.unit and manual if you have one.Location: Rotary “Sunshine” Park, Thorburn Rd.Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PMCost: $16.50Ages:10 years or older (Participants must be10 years of age or older by Dec. 31, 2012)Participants between the ages of 10-13years must be accompanied by an adult.Family Archery ProgramAn opportunity for families to learn the basic skillsof archery such as target shooting, information ontechniques, equipment and safety. All equipment isprovided.Location:Wedgewood Park RecreationCentre GymnasiumDates: April 23 - May 2, 2013Day: Tuesdays and ThursdaysTime: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PMCost:$40.00 for family of 2 to 6 members.Family is defined as those family membersliving in the same household.Ages: 6 years or older (Participants must be 6years of age or older by December 31,2012). Participants between the agesof 6 - 13 years must be accompaniedby an adult.WILDERNESS SURVIVALLearn to survive in the wilderness with this greatlearning adventure. You will learn the followingsurvival skills: navigation, trail blazing, signaling,shelter building, fire building, and trip planning. Allequipment is provided. Please bring along a lunch orsnack.Location: Rotary “Sunshine” Park, Thorburn Rd.Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PMCost: $33.00Ages:Note:10 years or older (Participants must be10 years of age or older by Dec. 31, 2012)Participants between the ages of 10-13years must be accompanied by an adult.This course qualifies for the Duke ofEdinburgh’s Award Program.Register for recreationprograms online atwww.stjohns.ca useREC connectRecreation ProgramOnline Registration


ACTIVE PLAYGROUPCome join the fun!Parents, grandparents,guardians/caregivers and children(birth to 5 years of age) can attendour Active Playgroup. This programis equipped to accommodateinfants. There are several learningand play centres for toddlers andpre-schoolers including: dramaticplay, block play, books, ride on toys,mats for tumbling and bouncyballs. Early Childhood Educators willbe on site to encourage play.Location: Wedgewood ParkRecreation CentreDate: January 15 – May 16,2013 (16 weeks)Days: Tuesdays & ThursdaysTime: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PMCost: $2.00 per child/perday (Children under 6 monthsof age free)No Program: From March25 - April 5, 2013ACTIVE PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMPre-school children will enjoy theexperience of learning through activeplay. This program offers a balancebetween quiet activities that buildconcentration and listening skills andactive learning opportunities. Theprogram will:• Focus on socialization and earlyeducational concepts.• Improve physical literacy witha focus on FUNdamentals; basicmovement and sport skills taughtthrough fun games and activitiesthat engage small children andmotivate them to be active for life.• Build on children’s interests andabilities, with an overall focusof active living through positiveinteraction and play.• Have age appropriate recreationequipment and several learningcentres including: dramatic play,sand and water area, block area,active play, arts and crafts area.Location: Airport HeightsCommunity CentreDate:January 14 – May 17, 2013(16 weeks)Days: Mondays,Wednesdays and FridaysTime: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM(Early drop-off at 8:30 AM)Age: Ages 4-5 years (childrenmust be a minimum of4 years of age by December31, 2012 and must beattending Kindergarten inSeptember 2013)Cost: $465.00(16 week session)No Program On:March 18, April 22 and fromMarch 25 – April 5, 2013Did you Know?According to the Canadian Health Measures Survey, 17%of Canadian children and youth are overweight and anadditional 9% are obese.Canadian adult participation in sport declined from 45%in 1992 to 28% in 2005.Source: Participation.com/Statistics CanadaCHILDREN’S PROGRAMS 15A word to parents aboutour Children and YouthProgram StaffOur staff are qualified and dedicated leaders whosefocus is to ensure children are provided with a safe,fun environment. All of our staff are carefullyscreened and require a recent R.N.C. certificateof conduct, standard first aid, CPR certificate andHIGH FIVE® certification in The Principles ofHealthy Child Development. Staff also receivecomprehensive training in areas relating to safety,child development, program planning, guidingbehaviour, disability awareness and inclusion.The After School Programsoffers children a safe,enjoyable place to go afterschool. The program offers anabundance of age appropriateactivities for the school agechild including a variety ofactivity areas:• Art• Science• Dramatic play• Games• Sports• Activities with an emphasison physical fitness and playAFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMLocation:1. Airport Heights Community Centre2. Wedgewood Park Recreation CentreDates:September to JuneDays: Monday – FridayAge: 6-12 yearsCost:$292.50 per month(transportation pick-up from schools,daily snacks and swimming included)Please note:Full day service offered for someschool in-service days.For more information please go to RECconnect at: www.stjohns.ca or email: recreation@stjohns.ca or call 576-8631 or 576-8499


PRE-TEEN GUITAR LESSONSBeginner Level ILearn the basics of guitar such as guitar care, musical theory, chordsand songs through introductory group lessons.Age:9-12 years (Participants must be 9 years of age andno older than 11 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2012.)Location: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreDate:January 14 – March 25, 2013 (10 weeks)Day:MondaysTime:5:30 PM - 6:20 PMCost: $39.00Note: No program on Monday, March 18, 2013Location: Wedgewood Park Recreation CentreDate:January 17 – March 21, 2013 (10 weeks)Day:ThursdaysTime:6:30 - 7:20 p.m.Cost: $39.00Please note: Courses will be offered pending instructor availability.Participants are required to bring their own acoustic guitar.CHILDREN / PRE-TEEN EASTER PROGRAMS 17Pre-teen Beach PartyEnd off Youth Week with a Pre-Teen Beach Party! Preteensare welcome to join us for a swim and a beachparty themed night filled with games and activities.Feel free to dress the part.Location: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreDate: May 3, 2013Day:FridayTime:7:30 PM – 9:30 PMCost: $2.00Age: 9-12 years (participants must be 9 years ofage and no older than 11 years of age as of December31, 2012)Program space is limited, registration is offered on afirst come first served basis.For more information please go to RECconnect at:www.stjohns.ca or email: recreation@stjohns.ca orcall 576-8631 or 576-8499City of St. John’s Snow Daze February 7 – 17, 2013For 11 days in February, The City of St. John’s celebrates winter with an array of activities forresidents. Come out of hibernation and enjoy family activities, a senior’s dinner and dance,plus much more.Be sure to check out www.stjohns.ca in January for the Snow Daze calendar of events.If you have a community event you wish to add to the calendar for Snow Daze, pleasee-mail recreation@stjohns.caYou can see the wonderful impact The Little Gym can have on your child when you join us for a FREE introductory class.Call or schedule your free class onlineThe Little Gym of St John'swww.thelittlegym.com754 ROLL (7655)Experiential learning and physical development programs for children ages 4 months through 12 years


18 YOUTH PROGRAMSThe City of St. John’s believes that it is crucial to offerinteresting, challenging and inspiring programs to thisgeneration. Engaging youth to participate in quality recreationalprograms will mold the youth of today into theleaders of tomorrow.G.A.L.S. – GIRLS ACTIVE LIFESTYLESThis is an opportunity for girls to take part in fun, excitingactivities while being physically active and socializing.Location: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreDate:January 24 - March 28, 2013 (10 weeks)Day:ThursdaysTime:7:00 PM - 9:00 PMCost: $35.00Age:12-16 years (Participants must be 12 years of ageand no older than 16 years of age by December 31, 2012.)YOUTH BALL HOCKEYThis is an opportunity for youth aged 12 to 14 years and 15to 17 years to take part in a recreational ball hockey night.Registration is required. Teams will be assigned on a nightlybasis.Location: St. John’s Recreation CentreDate:January 21 – April 1, 2013 (10 weeks)Day:MondaysCost: $15.00Session 1:Time:Age:Session 2:Time:Age:Session 3:Time:Age:5:30 PM - 6:20 PM12-14 years (Participants must be 12 years of age andno older than 14 years of age by December 31, 2012.)6:30 PM - 7:20 PM12-14 years (Participants must be 12 years of age andno older than 14 years of age by December 31, 2012.)7:30 PM - 8:20 PM15-17 years (Participants must be 15 years of age andno older than 17 years of age by December 31, 2012.)No Program on: St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Monday, March 18YOUTH RACQUETBALLOpen to beginner level youth, ages 10-15 and run by trainedvolunteers. All necessary equipment will be available at thefacility. Participants must wear sneakers/running shoes andshorts or sweatpants. *This program is pending availabilityof instructor. For more information on theYOUTH RACQUETBALL PROGRAM please see page 11.Youth LEADERSHIP 3 -SPECIAL EVENT PLANNINGThis program is designed to giveparticipants an understanding of how to coordinate specialevents. The course will focus on event; selection, organization,promotion, budgeting, management and evaluation. Thecourse includes in-class training, as well as implementationof a planned activity during Youth Week, May 1-7, 2013.Completion of Youth Leadership Level I or 2 or equivalent isrequired as a pre-requisite.Location: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreDate: February 19 – May 14 (12 Weeks)Day:TuesdaysTime: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMCost: $45.00Ages: 15 - 18 years (Participants must be 15 years of age andno older than 18 years of age by December 31, 2012)No Program on: April 2, Easter BreakYOUTH GUITAR LESSONS Beginner Level ILearn the basics of guitar care and musical theory, whilebeing introduced to chords and songs.Location: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreDate: January 14 - March 25, 2013Day:Mondays (10 weeks)Time:6:30 PM - 7:20 PMCost: $39.00Age:12-16 years (Participants must be 12 years of age andno older than 16 years of age by December 31, 2012.)No Program on: Monday, March 18 (St. Patrick’s Day Holiday)Location: Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre TrailerDate: January 17 - March 21, 2013Day:Thursdays (10 weeks)Time:7:30 PM - 8:20 PMCost: $39.00Age:12-16 years (Participants must be 12 years of age andno older than 16 years of age by December 31, 2012.)Please Note: Courses offered based on instructor availabilityACTIVE YOUTHThis program aims to teach youth aged 15 to 21 years whohave mild to moderate developmental disabilities thebasic skills needed for active living. Youth will participatein recreation and leisure activities in a friendly, relaxedatmosphere with caring leaders.Location: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreDate: January 14 - April 30, 2013Day:TuesdaysTime:7:15 PM - 8:15 PMCost: $60.00Age:15-21 years (Participants must be 15 years of age andno older than 21 years of age by December 31, 2012.)No Program on:Please Note:Check it out!For information on ourInclusive Youth LeadershipCourse pleasesee page 7April 2, Easter BreakProgram space is limited. Registration is offered on a firstcome , first served basis.


YOUTH LEARN TO…. MIXED MEDIA ART CLASSYouth will explore their imagination with this creative, fun-filled project. They willexperience a wide range of media that will introduce basic techniques and skills tomake great art. The use of colour and collage techniques is the focus in this mixedmedia and design class where youth will create a vibrant, imaginative two- andthree-dimensional work of art.Note: All materials included. Upon completion of the mixed media artpiece, youth have the option of submitting their work to be displayed inthe Annual Youth Week Art Exhibit.Location: Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre TrailerDate: Saturday, April 13Time:1:30 PM - 3:30 PMCost: $30.00Age:12 - 16 years (Participants must be 12 years of age and noolder than 16 years of age by December 31, 2012)Youth Learn To……Wilderness SurvivalLearn to survive in the wilderness with this great learning adventure. You willlearn the following survival skills: navigation, trail blazing, signalling, shelterbuilding, fire building, edible plants, and trip planning. All equipment is provided.Participants are asked to bring their own lunch/snacks/drinks for the day.Location: Rotary “Sunshine” Park, Thorburn RoadDate: Saturday, May 4Time:10:00 AM – 4:00 PMCost: $30.00Ages:12 - 16 years (Participants must be a minimum of 12 yearsand no older than 16 years by December 31, 2012)Please Note: This course qualifies for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award ProgramCoast to coast to get active and have fun!Sogo Active invites youth ages 13-19 toaccess the tools to design, change andcontrol your own “get active” plan.For more information and to sign up visit www.sogoactive.com or callthe Department of Recreation at 576-8630.For those who sign up to Sogo Active, Coca-Cola is providingonce-in-a-lifetime experiences and incentives. Sogo Active is aprogram presented by Coca-Cola Canada in collaboration withParticipACTION.YOUTH PROGRAMS 19Youth Week 2013If you’re 12-18 years old come on out and help uscelebrate Youth! The City of St. John’s will be hosting itsannual Youth Week from May 1 to May 7, 2013.Some of the events will include:Wednesday, May 1 Youth Only Art Exhibit OpeningSt. John’s City Hall, The Great HallFriday, May 3Saturday, May 4Pre-teen Beach Party, please seePage 18 for more informationYouth Learn To … WildernessSurvival see this page for moreinformationWatch for other exciting events throughout Youth WeekFor updates and a full calendar of events, please checkthe Events Calendar on the City of St. John’s websiteat www.stjohns.ca in January.The Youth of the Year Award is designed to honour ayouth between 13-18 years of age in the community whothrough their volunteer contributions, extracurricular activitiesand community involvement have helped to makeSt. John’s a better place to live.Nominate someone you know to be St. John’s Youth ofthe Year. For more information call 576-8500 or e-mailrecreation@stjohns.ca or get a nomination application atwww.stjohns.ca under Recreation and Youth Programs.2012 St. John’s Youthof the Year , JiveteshChhatwal (right) receiveshis award from MayorDennis O’Keefe duringthe Youth of the Yearluncheon, May 2012So... You T h ink You’ve GotTalent!So You Think You’ve Got Talent! Youth Talent ShowHere’s your chance to show off your talent in a supportive/non-judgmental environment, whether it’s singing, dancing,playing in a band, acting, etc.Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 29, 2013.Location: Holy Heart of Mary AuditoriumDate: Sunday, February 10, 2013Time:2:00PM – 5:00PMCost:Free!Age:This event is targeted at performers who arebetween the ages of 10 and 14 years.Please Note:Registration forms can be picked up at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre, WedgewoodPark Recreation Centre, by e-mailing youth@stjohns.ca or through the City’s website at:www.stjohns.caThe City of St. John’s reserves the right at any time to refuse any person or persons fromperforming in the “So You Think You’ve Got Talent event.”


TMwww.theworksonline.caAquarena 864-3798 Field House 864-4422The Works - Aquarena & Field House 17 Westerland Road St. John’sThe most comprehensive aquatics, fitnessand recreation facility in St. John’s!Open to thePublic!


Swimming LessonsThe Aquarena Learn to Swim program has classesfor all ages with multiple levels offered during thesame time slots. Group, low ratio and privatelessons are available. The Works also offers a TinyTot swimming lesson program.Aquarena Recreational SwimmingZoom down over 300 feet of waterslides, splasharound with pool toys or take a challenge on oneof the inflatable obstacle courses! The Aquarenaoffers parent & tot, recreational swimming andadult lane swimming daily.Aquarena Fitness CentreThe Works Prime Time Deluxe membershipincludes access to the Aquarena Fitness Centre,The Workout in the Field House, lane swimming,fitness classes, indoor track, squash, sportcourts, members only change room, hot tub,sauna & more!Indoor Walking/Running TrackWalk, run or jog on the 200m six lane indoortrack in the Field House. The track is open dailyand available for everyone to use. All you needis a pair of indoor sneakers!Fitness ClassesThe Works offers more than 30 fitness classes perweek - styles include yoga, pilates, seniors, bodybar, boot camp, on the ball, high/low, cardio kick,spin, athletic training and Zumba ® or take a dip inthe pool and enjoy shallow or deep water fitness.


22 SWIMMINGSwiM DESCRIPTIONSH.G.R. MEWS COMMUNITY CENTRE SWIMMING POOL40 Mundy Pond Road,Amenities Include: Indoor 25 metre swimming pool, 1 metre diving board,pool viewing area, co-ed steam room / dry sauna, wheelchair accessible, poollift.WEDGEWOOD PARK RECREATION CENTRE SWIMMING POOL47 Gleneyre Street (Turn at Wedgewood Park Medical Centre, Torbay Roadonto Gleneyre Street),Amenities Include: 18 metre indoor swimming pool, pool viewing area,wheelchair accessible, pool lift.• Diving boards and larger toys may not be available during certain swims forsafety reasons• Please see lifeguard on duty for further information on pool rules andregulations.Swim Name Type of Swim Need to KnowEveryoneWelcomeFamily SwimAdult SwimLane Swim• Leisure• Toys available• Diving Board• Leisure• Toys available• Diving Board• 3 Swim Lanes• Leisure Area• 3 Swim Lanes• Leisure Area• Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by asupervisor 16 years of age or older.• Maximum 3 Children to 1 Supervisor (must be in water).• All children must be accompanied by a supervisor 16 years ofage or older.• Maximum 3 Children to 1 Supervisor (must be in water).• Open to adults 19+ years of age• Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by asupervisor 16 years of age or older.• Maximum 3 Children to 1 Supervisor (must be in water).RENTAL SPACEPool space is available for private rental. Private rentals are a great way toenjoy family gatherings, birthday parties, or a corporate fun day. For moreinformation please contact the Program & Operations Coordinator at576-8623, or by email recreation@stjohns.ca.WRIST BANDSWrist bands must be worn by everyone participating in programs at allpools. For admission into programs please see the front desk staff to receiveyour wrist band. Collect 15 wrist bands and your next swim admission is free!SWIMMING FEESH.G.R. MEWS COMMUNITY CENTRE &WEDGEWOOD PARK RECREATION CENTREAge Drop-In Swim 10 Swims 20 Swims 30 SwimsUnder 2 years Free Free Free FreeYouth / Senior* $2.25 $20.00 $35.00 $45.00Adult 19+ $3.25 $27.50 $50.00 $67.50Family Adult $2.00Child $1.00Steam / Sauna $2.25 Available at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre Only(*Youth: Ages 3-18 Senior: Age 65+ )SWIMMINGPOOL PARTIESBook a Pool Party for your child’s nextbirthday, rentals include the following:• Lifeguard /Birthday Party Host• 50 minutes in the pool• 60 minutes in the Multi-Purpose Room(following the swim)• 2 hours in the Gymnasium(Wedgewood Park ONLY)• Parents / care-givers can access theMulti-Purpose Room for setup during theswimming portion of the rental.WEDGEWOOD PARKRECREATION CENTREPOOL / GYM / MULTI-PURPOSE ROOMUp to 30 swimmers $135.0031-45 swimmers $150.0046-60 swimmers $165.0061-75 swimmers $180.00H.G.R. MEWSCOMMUNITY CENTREPOOL / MULTI-PURPOSE ROOMNote: Some time slots may have the option of using gymas well at an additional cost.Up to 30 swimmers $120.0031-45 swimmers $135.0046-60 swimmers $150.0061-75 swimmers $165.0075-100 swimmers $180.00Please Note:Rental costs are based on the number ofpeople attending the swimming portion ofthe party which includes children and adults.All children less than eight (8) years of agemust be accompanied in the water by a responsiblesupervisor sixteen (16) years of ageor older. One supervisor may be responsiblefor a maximum of three children under theage of eight (8).The Department of Recreation prohibits useof cameras and/or recording equipment inthe change rooms. If the parents / care-giverswish to use cameras and / or recordingequipment during the swim portion of therental, approval must be obtained fromall parents / care-givers of children inattendance at the partyTo book a party please call the H.G.R.Mews Community Centre at 576-8499 orthe Wedgewood Park Recreation Centreat 576-8631.


SWIMMING 23H.G.R. MEWS COMMUNITY CENTRE SWIMMING POOL SCHEDULE January 6 – June 22, 2013Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday SaturdayLane Swim7:00-8:50AMFamily Swim2:00-3:20PMEveryone WelcomeSwim 4:30-5:50PMAqua Zumba8:00-8:50PMAdult Swim9:00-10:20PMLane Swim7:00-8:50AMShallow Water Fitness10:00-10:50AMAdult Swim11:00AM-12:00 PMLane Swim12:00-1:50PMLane Swim7:00-7:50PMShallow Water Fitness8:00-8:50PMDeep Water Fitness9:00-9:50PMAdult Swim10:00-10:50PMLane Swim7:00-8:50AMShallow WaterFitness 9:00-9:50AMAdult Swim11:00AM-12:00 PMLane Swim12:00-1:50PMGentle Water2:00-3:00 PMEveryone WelcomeSwim 7:00-7:50PMShallow WaterFitness 8:00-8:50PMAdult Swim9:00-10:50PMLane Swim7:00-8:50AMAqua Zumba10:00-10:50AMAdult Swim11:00AM-12:00 PMLane Swim12:00-1:50PMLane Swim7:00-7:50PMShallow WaterFitness 8:00-8:50PMAqua Jog9:00-9:50PMAdult Swim10:00-10:50PMLane Swim7:00-8:50AMShallow WaterFitness 9:00-9:50AMAdult Swim11:00AM-12:00 PMLane Swim12:00-1:50PMGentle Water2:00-3:00 PMEveryone WelcomeSwim 7:00-7:50PMShallow WaterFitness 8:00-8:50PMAdult Swim9:00-10:50PMLane Swim7:00-8:50AMShallow Water Fitness10:00-10:50AMAdult Swim11:00AM-12:00 PMLane Swim12:00-1:50PMLane Swim6:00-6:50PMEveryone WelcomeSwim 8:00-9:20PMAdult Swim9:30-10:50 PMPlease call the Swim & Fitness Line at (709) 576-8408 for daily updates and cancellations or our front desk at 576-8499.E-mail recreation@stjohns.ca for further information on any Department of Recreation Program.Lane Swim7:00-8:50AMFamily Swim1:00-1:50PMEveryone WelcomeSwim 3:00-4:20PMEveryone WelcomeSwim 8:00-8:50PMAdult Swim9:00-10:20 PMWEDGEWOOD PARK RECREATION CENTRE SWIMMING POOL SCHEDULE - January 6 – June 22, 2013Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday SaturdayLane Swim8:00-8:50AMLane Swim7:00-8:50AMAdult Swim11:00AM-12:00 PMLane Swim7:00-8:50AMAdult Swim11:00AM-12:00 PMLane Swim7:00-8:50AMLane Swim8:00-8:50AMFamily Swim2:00-3:20PMDeep Water Fitness9:00-9:50AMLane Swim12:00-1:50 PMDeep Water Fitness9:00-9:50AMLane Swim12:00-1:50 PMDeep Water Fitness9:00-9:50AMFamily Swim1:00-1:50PMEveryone WelcomeSwim 4:30-5:50PMAdult Swim11:00 AM-12:00PMLane Swim6:30-7:20PMAdult Swim11:00 AM-12:00PMLane Swim6:30-7:20PMAdult Swim11:00 AM-12:00PMEveryone WelcomeSwim 3:00-4:20PMAdult Swim9:00-10:20PMLane Swim12:00-1:50PMEveryone WelcomeSwim 7:30-8:20PMLane Swim12:00-1:50PMEveryone WelcomeSwim 7:30-8:20PMLane Swim12:00-1:50PMAdult Swim5:30-6:50PMLane Swim7:00-8:20PMDeep Water Fitness8:30-9:20PMEveryone Welcome7:00-7:50PMDeep Water Fitness8:30-9:20PMEveryone Welcome7:00-8:50PMEveryone Welcome8:00-8:50PMAqua Jog8:30-9:20PMAdult Swim9:30-10:20PMLane Swim8:00-8:50PMAdult Swim9:30-10:20PMPlease call the Swim & Fitness Line at (709) 576-8155 for daily updates and cancellations or our front desk at 576-8631.E-mail recreation@stjohns.ca for further information on any Department of Recreation Program.PRIVATE SWIMMING LESSONS• You choose if the lesson is Semi-Private – maximum of 2 participants per lesson. Please note that participants must be within 2 lesson levels of each other.• Please let us know if you will be bringing a second participant and we will inform the instructor.• Department of Recreation credit will be provided if a lesson is missed, provided the reason falls within Department policy (see page 2 for more information).• If a lesson is missed due to circumstances beyond our control (Weather, Pool fouling, etc), a credit will be placed on the Department of Recreation account.• We are unable to accommodate makeup lessons. Cost: $42.00 for 3 x 25 minute lessons $56.00 for 4 x 25 minute lessonsH.G.R. MEWS COMMUNITY CENTRE -Sunday 6:00 – 6:25 p.m., 6:30 – 6:55 p.m.Tuesday 6:00 – 6:25 p.m., 6:30 – 6:55 p.m.Thursday 6:00 – 6:25 p.m., 6:30 – 6:55 p.m.Saturday 12:00 – 12:25 p.m., 12:30 – 12:55 p.m.All sets are 4 weeks unless otherwise notedWEDGEWOOD PARK RECREATION CENTRE -Sunday 12:00 – 12:25 p.m., 12:30 – 12:55 p.m.7:00 – 7:25 p.m., 8:30 – 8:55 p.m.Monday 6:00 – 6:25 p.m., 6:30 – 6:55 p.m.Tuesday 10:00 –10:30 a.m., 10:30 –11:00 a.m.Wednesday 6:00 – 6:25 p.m., 6:30 – 6:55 p.m.Saturday 12:00 – 12:25 p.m., 12:30 – 12:55 p.m.Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5Sunday Jan. 6 - 27 Feb. 3 - 24 March 3 - 24 April 28 – May 19 May 26 – June 16Monday Jan. 7 – 28 Feb. 4 – 25March 4 – 25No class March 18 *3 weeksApril 29 – May 13No class May 20 *3 weeksMay 27 – June 17Tuesday Jan. 8 – 29 Feb. 5 – 26 March 5 – 26 April 30 – May 21 May 28 – June 18Wednesday Jan. 9 – 30 Feb. 6 – 27 March 6 – 27 May 1 – May 22 May 29 – June 19Thursday Jan. 10 – 31 Feb. 7 – 28 March 7 – 28 May 2 – May 23 May 30 – June 20Saturday Jan. 12 – Feb. 2 Feb. 9 – March 2 March 9 - 30 May 4 – May 25 June 1 – June 22


24 SWIMMINGLevelStarfish(Parent & Tot)Duck(Parent & Tot)Sea Turtle(Parent & Tot)Age4-12 Months& able to holdtheir head up12-24 Months24-36 MonthsCANADIAN RED CROSS SWIMMING LESSONSRatio ofLength ofParticipantsBrief Overviewto instructorClass10 Tots :1 Instructor*Note:Maximum1 Adultaccompanieseach Tot in thewater at alltimes8:130 MinutesInstruction30 MinutesStay & PlayDescriptions & General InformationBabies and their caregivers work on getting wet, buoyancy and movement, front, back and verticalpositions in the water, and shallow water entries and exits. After the 30 minutes of instruction, parentsand tots are invited to stay and play for an additional 30 minutesParents and their little tots participate in active games and activities getting both comfortable inthe water. After the 30 minutes of instruction, parents and tots are invited to stay and play for anadditional 30 minutesToddlers and their caregivers work on submersion, front and back floats and glides, jumping intochest-deep water with assistance, kicking on front and front swim. After the 30 minutes of instruction,parents and tots are invited to stay and play for an additional 30 minutes.Focus on front and back floats, glides, kicking on front with a buoyant object, distance swim of 1metre.Swim PreschoolSea Otter3-4 YearsSwim PreschoolSalamander3-4 Years Focus on floats and glides through games, and songs.Swim PreschoolFocus on rolling from front to back, move to deeper water, more independence, and use new3-4 Years4 : 1 45 MinutesSunfishequipment like personal floatation devices (PFD’s).Swim PreschoolFocus on 5 metres front and back swim, kicking drills and increasing endurance, jump into deep-water3-4 YearsCrocodileand perform surface support for 10 seconds, recognizing when a swimmer needs help.Swim PreschoolWhale3-4 Years Getting ready to swim with the big kids! Focus on distance swims, safety and improving skills.Swim Kids 1 5-12 YearsBeginners focus on orientation, floats, glides, basic kicks, submerging face and head, 5 metre swim.Swim Kids 2 5-12 Years Breathing techniques, recovery from floats, roll-over glides, distance swims & safety topics.6:1Swim Kids 3 5-12 Years Introduction to front crawl, wise choices around water, diving, endurance challenges (15metre swim)Swim Kids 4 5-12 Years Introduction to back crawl drills, kneeling dives, surface support, self-safety.Swim Kids 5 5-12 YearsFocus on back crawl, sculling and whip kick on back. Stride dives, safe boating, dolphin kick.Swim Kids 6 5-12 Years 45 Minutes Front and Back Crawl refined, Elementary back stroke, ice safety, throwing assists, tread water, dive.Swim Kids 7 5-12 Years Focus on endurance, introduce whip kick on front. Airway obstructions and first aid situations.Swim Kids 8 5-12 Years 8:1Breaststroke, surface dives, danger of open water and hypothermia first aid.Refine all strokes, endurance and focus on overall swimming strength and knowledge. 500metreSwim Kids 9 5-12 Yearsendurance swims.Refine all strokes, endurance and focus on overall swimming strength and knowledge. 500metreSwim Kids 10 5-12 Yearsendurance swims.Introduces fundamental skills for shallow and deep water swimming; Equivalent to Swim Kids Level 1Teen Basics 12-15 Yearsthrough 4.45 MinutesDesigned to improve participant’s strokes; or increase their proficiency and endurance. Equivalent toTeen Strokes 12-15 YearsSwim Kids Level 5 and up.Adult Basics 1 16+Adult Basics 2 16+Adult Strokes 16+50 MinutesIncrease comfort level and confidence in the water through floats, glides, kicking and swimming.This course focuses on developing the front and back crawl, establishing comfort in deep water, andincreasing the swimming distance.Develop one or more swimming strokes, working toward proficiency and increased endurance. Youchoose the strokes; your instructor helps to set your goals and priorities.Please note:There will be no lessons on Monday, March 18, St. Patrick’s Day, or Friday, March 29, Good Friday.Registration will not be accepted after the second class of any swimming lessons. Classes may be cancelled prior to program start date due to low registration. If aclass is filled participants can have their name placed on the waiting list for the appropriate level. Additional classes will be added where space and resources allow.The City of St. John’s reserves the right to make changes to any scheduled program as the need arises. As much notice as possible will be given.Low ratio: Preschool (maximum of 2 participants)Swim Kids (maximum of 3 participants)We require a minimum registration of two students before classes can proceedFor lessons missed due to circumstances beyond our control (Weather, Pool fouling, etc), the following policy will apply:If 1 lesson is missed, 2 free swim passes will be given to participants at the end of the set.If 2 lessons are missed, 4 free swim passes will be given to participants at the end of the set.If 3 or more lessons are missed due to circumstaces beyond our control a Department of Recreation credit will be placed on the account for all missedlessons. Free swim passes will not be issued.Private lessons will always be credited for any number of lessons that may be missed due to circumstances beyond our control


SWIMMING 25WinterSessionSpringSessionCanadian Red Cross Swimming Lesson Program Dates & CostH.G.R. Mews Community Centre and Wedgewood Park Recreation CentreProgram: Dates CostStarfish / Duck / Sea Turtle Parent & Tot1 lesson per week30 min. Instruction + 30 min. Stay & PlaySwim Pre-school / Kids / Teens1 lesson per week: 45 min. classLow Ratio Pre-school / Kids1 lesson per week: 45 min. classSwim Pre-school / Kids2 lessons per weekTuesday & Thursday45 min. classAdult Lessons1 lesson per week: 50 min. classStarfish / Duck / Sea Turtle Parent & Tot1 lesson per week30 min. Instruction + 30 min. Stay & PlaySwim Pre-school / Kids / Teens1 lesson per week: 45 min. classLow Ratio Pre-school / Kids1 lesson per week: 45 min. classSwim Pre-school / Kids2 lessons per weekTuesday & Thursday45 min. classAdult Lessons1 lesson per week: 50 min. classJanuary 6 –March 30January 6 –March 30January 6 –March 30Set 1Jan. 8 – Feb. 14Set 2Feb. 19 – March 28January 6 –March 30April 28 - June 22April 28 - June 22April 28 - June 22Set 1April 30 - May 23Set 2May 28 - June 20April 28 - June 22$36.00(12 Lessons)$60.00(12 Lessons)$120.00(12 Lessons)Cost: $60.006 weeks(12 Lessons)$72.00(12 Lessons)$24.00(8 Lessons)$40.00(8 Lessons)$80.00(8 Lessons)$40.004 weeks(8 Lessons)$48.00(8 Lessons)Holiday Prorate No lessons:Monday, March 18Friday, March 29Monday, May 20$54.00 (11 Lessons)$110.00 (11 Lessons)$64.00 (11 Lessons)$35.00 (7 Lessons)$70.00 (7 Lessons)SPRING LESSON NOTICE: Please check online at www.stjohns.ca under Parks & Recreation and Swim Programs forSpring Swim lesson registration information & complete swimming schedules beginning February 2013.Neighbourhood WatchNeighbourhood Watch is a community-based crime prevention program that is run by neighbours for neighbours.Neighbourhood Watch is an easy, safe and free program where you are alert to anything that looks out of the ordinary.Having Neighbourhood Watch does not imply that you live in a high crime area; it shows that you live in a community thatcares.You can call (709) 726-0180 or email neighbourhoodwatch@stjohns.ca to start or join an activeNeighbourhood Watch in your community. Neighbourhood Watch, in cooperation with the RoyalNewfoundland Constabulary, will come to your neighbourhood and host an information sessionto make sure you and your neighbours have all the details and information to get started.Let’s Connect and Protect


26 SWIMMINGH.G. R. Mews Community Centre WINTER SESSIONLow Ratio Classes are noted Set 1 / Set 2 refers to classes that take place twice per weekLevel / Program Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday SaturdayParent & TotStarfish/Duck/Sea Turtle9-9:30 AM*Stay & Play9:30- 10 AM12:30-1PM*Stay & Play1-1:30PMSea Otter 4-4:45PM 4-4:45PM 4-4:45PM4-4:45PMLow Ratio 10-10:45AM5-5:45PMSalamander4-4:45PM Set 1Set 1 4-4:45PM 4-4:45PM5-5:45PMLow Ratio 4:00-4:45PM4-4:45PM 5-5:45PM 11-11:45AMSunfish 6-6:45PM Set 2 4-4:45PM Set 2 4-4:45PMCrocodile/Whale 4-4:45PM 4-4:45PM 9-9:45PMSwim Kids 15-5:45PMSet 1 4-4:45PM 5-5:45PM9-9:45PMSet 14-4:45PM4-4:45PM 6-6:45PM 4-4:45PM10-10:45AMLow Ratio6-6:45PM Set 1 5-5:45PMSet 1 5-5:45PM9-9:45PMSwim Kids 25-5:45PM6-6:45PM5-5:45PM 10-10:45AMSet 2 4-4:45PMSet 2 4-4:45PMLow RatioLow RatioSwim Kids 35-5:45PMSet 2 5-5:45PM 6-6:45PM10-10:45AMSet 24-4:45PM9-9:45AM5-5:45PM5-5:45PMLow RatioLow Ratio5-5:45PMSwim Kids 4 4-4:45PM Set 1 5-5:45PM 5-5:45PMLow RatioSet 1 5-5:45PM 4-4:45PM 11-11:45AMSwim Kids 5 5-5:45PM Set 2 5-5:45PM Set 2 5-5:45PM 11-11:45AMSwim Kids 6 4-4:45PM 5-5:45PM 11-11:45AMSwim Kids 7 / 8 4-4:45PM 5-5:45PMSwim Kids 9/10 6-6:45PM 5-5:45PMTeen Basics6-6:45PMTeen StrokesAdult Basics 1 6-6:50PM 6-6:45PMAdult Basics 2 6-6:50PMAdult Strokes 6-6:50PM6-6:45PMWe always need Lifeguards &Swimming InstructorsThe City of St. John’s has an ongoing needfor Lifeguards and Swimming Instructors.Apply in person at Human Resources, CityHall Annex, or email: hr@stjohns.ca.Job Description:Lifeguards are responsible for ensuringthe safety of facility patrons by preventingand responding to emergencies. Instructorsare responsible to provide qualityinstruction toparticipants in all aquatic learn to swimprograms.Qualifications:Basic Cardiac Life Support (CPR Level C),Standard First Aid, National LifeguardService (NLS) & Canadian Red Cross WaterSafety Instructor Certificate.Not Qualified? No problem!The City of St. John’s offers Aquatic Leadershipcourses.If you have any questions call 576-8499or email: recreation@stjohns.ca for moreinformation.Department of Recreation


SWIMMING 27Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre WINTER SESSIONLow Ratio Classes are noted Set 1 / Set 2 refers to classes that take place twice per weekLevel/Program Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday9-9:30AMParent & Tot*Stay & Play9:30- 10AMSea Otter9-9:45AM12-12:45PM4-4:45PM 5:30-6:15PM 4:30-5:15PMSalamander 10-10:45AM 5-5:45PMSet 1 4-4:45PM Set 14:30-5:15PM Low Ratio 4:30-5:15PMSunfish 9-9:45AMSet 2Set 24:30-5:15PM4:30-5:15PMCrocodile/Whale 10-10:45AM 4-4:45PM 5:30-6:15PMSwim Kids 111-11:45AMSwim Kids 2 12-12:45PM 5-5:45PMSwim Kids 311-11:45AMSwim Kids 4 9-9:45AM 5-5:45PMSwim Kids 5 10-10:45AM 4-4:45PMSet 14:30-4:45PMSet 15:30-6:15PMSet 24:30-5:15PM4:30-5:15PMSet 25:30-6:15PMSet 15:30-6:15PMSet 25:30-6:15PM5-5:45PM5-5:45PM4-4:45PMLow Ratio5-5:45PMSet 14:30-5:15PMSet 15:30-6:15PMSet 24:30-5:15PMSet 25:30-6:15PMSet 15:30-6:15PM4:30-5:15PMSet 25:30-6:15PM4-4:45PM4-4:45PM5-5:45PM5-5:45PM4-4:45PMLow Ratio5-5:45PM12:30-1 PM*Stay & Play1-1:30PM11-11:45AMLow Ratio9-9:45AM10-10:45AM10-10:45AM9-9:45AM11-11:45AMLow Ratio11-11:45AM10-10:45AM11-11:45AM9-9:45AMLow Ratio9-9:45AMSwim Kids 6 11-11:45AM 4-4:45PM 5-5:45PM 10-10:45AMSwim Kids 7/ 8 9-9:45AM 4:30-5:15PM 5:30-6:15PM 4-4:45PMSwim Kids 9/10 10-10:45AM 4-4:45PM 5:30-6:15PMTeen Basics 11-11:45AM 4-4:45PMTeen Strokes5-5:45PMAdult Basics 1 7:30-8:20PM 6-6:50PMAdult Basics 2 7:30-8:20PMAdult Strokes 7:30-8:20PMSPRING LESSON NOTICE:Please check online at www.stjohns.ca under Parks & Recreation and Swim Programs for Spring Swim lessonregistration information & complete swimming schedules beginning February 2013.WINTER/SPRING AWARENESS SESSIONSInformation sessions are designed to provide individuals with awareness to support persons living with disabilities or disorders.Sessions are facilitated by experienced professionals. Participants will receive a certificate of participation. For registration informationplease call 576-8499 or 576-8631. Spaces are limited and offered on a first come first serve basis; no group registrations please.Diabetes Prevention and AwarenessThe Diabetes Foundation is dedicated to promoting education, research andproviding public support services about Diabetes. This session will educateparticipants regarding the early signs of this illness and preventative measures.Remember awareness and early detection is the key to controlling this disorder.Location: Foran/Greene Room, City HallDate/Time: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 7:30 PM - 9:00 PMCost:FreePromoting Good Mental Health in ChildrenChildren may be affected by external stressors in their lives, such as loss, changesin family dynamics or bullying. This session will help you work with children tominimize negative impact resulting from stress and provide tools to build selfesteemand resiliency.Location: Foran/Greene Room, City HallDate/Time: Thursday, April 25, 2013 7:30 PM - 9:00 PMCost:FreeFor more information please go to RECconnect at: www.stjohns.ca or email: recreation@stjohns.ca or call 576-8631 or 576-8499


28 AQUATICS LEADERSHIP TRAININGSwim Patrol -Rookie, Ranger,and StarSwim Patrol is a combined(Rookie, Ranger & Star) prelifesaverprogram. Participantsfocus on basic lifesaving skills,increase swimming endurance,learn first aid techniques and begin the road toLifeguarding. Participants attend once per week fortwo weeks, for a 1 hour 45 minutes per session. Ages:8 – 12 years, Must be able to swim. Please ask ourAquatics staff for a swim test if you are unsure if thislevel is right for you.WinterDates: January 10 – March 28Cost: $120.00 (12 Weeks)Location: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreClass: Thursdays - 5 to 6:45 PMLocation: Wedgewood Park Recreation CentreClass: Mondays - 5 to 6:45 PMSpringDates: May 2 – June 20, *No class May 21Cost: $70.00 (7 Weeks)Location: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreClass: Thursdays - 5 to 6:45 PMLocation: Wedgewood Park Recreation CentreClass: Mondays - 5 to 6:45 PMThe Bronze StarThe Bronze Star award is thepre-Bronze Medallion trainingstandard and it providesexcellent preparation for“tweens” ready to start the roadto lifeguarding! Participantsdevelop problem-solving and decision-makingskills as individuals and as partners, Learn CPR,and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be yourpersonal lifeguard. Participants attend once per weekfor a 1 hour 45 minute session. Ages 12 and up. Mustbe able to swim. Please ask our Aquatics staff for aswim test if you are unsure if this level is right for you.WinterLocation: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreDate: January 8 – March 26Day: TuesdayTime: 5:00-6:45pm (1 hour 45 minute class)Cost: $144.00 (12 weeks)SpringLocation: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreDate: April 30 – June 18Day: TuesdayTime: 5:00-6:45pm (1 hour 45 minute class)Cost: $96.00 (8 weeks)The BronzeMedallionDesigned to introduceswimmers to basic lifesavingtechniques such as the useof buoyant assists, entries,approaches, tows and carries.Participants can expect a funand action packed experience. Candidates must be13 years of age and possess swimming skills in frontcrawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Please ask ourAquatics staff for a swim test if you are unsure if thislevel is right for you.Location: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreClass: Sundays (4 weeks),9:00AM-5:00PM (1 st 2 weeks),9:00AM-1:00PM (2 nd 2 weeks)Cost: $174.95 with ‘Canadian LifesavingManual’ (CLSM), $148.70 without CLSMDates offered:Set 1: January 6 - 27Set 2: March 3 – 24Set 3: June 2 - 23The Bronze Cross(including Standard First Aid& CPR Level C) Recognized bythe Department of Health asthe minimum requirement forlifeguarding in Newfoundlandand Labrador. This course will introduce the lifesaverto intermediate rescue situations. Candidates mustbe 14 years of age and possess a Bronze Medallionaward. If candidate is using this course for HighSchool Credit they must also complete LifesavingSociety Standard First Aid which is included.Location: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreClass: Sunday’s (4 weeks),9:00AM-5:00PM (1 st 3 weeks),9:00AM-1:00PM (last week)Cost: $239.75 with ‘Canadian LifesavingManual’ (CLSM), $213.45 without a CLSMDates offered:Set 1: February 3-24Set 2: April 28 - May 26(No class May 19)The National Lifeguard Course(NLS)This course is the pinnacle of lifesaving training inCanada. Prepares participants for high risk, contactrescues. Issues such as swimming pool operation,public education and water chemistry are but afew of the items taught in this exiting course. Mockaccidents, physical training, communication skills andadvanced rescue techniques all make the NLS awardthe ultimate lifeguard training course. Candidatesmust be 16 years of age to take the NLS examwhich is held the final day of the course, and mustpossess a Bronze Cross award. Participants who areunsuccessful in the practical exam or who do not takethe final exam (but have attended all practices) mustregister for the ‘Retake’ course. Option to includeStandard First Aid.Full Course:Location: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreClass: Sundays, 9:00AM-5:00PM (6 weeks),1 Additional evening practice per week,Time/Day to be determined week 1.Cost: $226.15 with ‘Alert Lifeguarding inAction’ Manual $198.30 without ‘AlertLifeguarding in Action’ Manual.$266.15 with ‘Alert Lifeguarding in Action’Manual & Standard First Aid.$233.30 without ‘Alert Lifeguarding inAction’ Manual, with Standard First Aid.Dates offered:Full Course: January 6 – February 10Full Course: April 28 – June 9(No class May 19)Retake / Recertification (with option of StandardFirst Aid & CPR Level C):Location: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreClass: Sundays, 9:00AM-1:00PM (3 weeks)*1 Additional evening practice per week,Time/Day to be determined week 1.Additional Dryland Session 2:00-5:00pmweek 2 if taking Standard First Aid / CPR CCost: $100.00, $135.00 (with Standard First Aid).Dates offered:Retake: February 17 – March 3Retake: April 28 – May 12Retake: May 26 – June 9


Canadian Red Cross Assistant Water SafetyInstructors Course (AWSI)Candidates must enter with Red Cross Swim Kids Level 10 skills or equivalent,Pre-requisite 15 years of age. Course covers the foundation of instructional skills,including teaching methods, learning styles, physical principles, progressions,communication, safety supervision and feedback. Candidates are evaluatedduring 8 hours of assistant teaching and through individual study assignments.Upon successful completion of the course, candidates are certified as AssistantWater Safety Instructors, which enables them to co-teach Red Cross Swimprograms under supervision of a fully certified Water Safety Instructor anywherein Canada.WinterLocation: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreDay/Date: Sundays, January 6, 13, 20, 27Please note: Jan 20 session will be at Wedgewood Park Recreation CentreTime: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (4 weeks)Cost: $250.00 (including materials)AQUATICS LEADERSHIP TRAINING 29SpringLocation: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreDay/Date: Sundays, April 28, May 5, 12, 26 (No class May 19)Please note: May 12 session will be at Wedgewood ParkTime: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (4 weeks)Cost: $250.00 (including materials)Canadian Red Cross Water Safety InstructorsCourse (WSI)Prerequisite: Assistant Water Safety Instructor certification (AWSI), & 15 yearsof age. This course further develops instructional ability by focusing on howto effectively plan and teach the Red Cross Swim program continuum. Othertopics include instructional emergency response skills and stroke development,drills, and corrective strategies. Candidates apply their teaching skills andknowledge during 11 hours of practical teaching experience. Upon successfulcompletion of the course, candidates are certified as Water Safety Instructorsand can teach the Red Cross Swim program anywhere in Canada.WinterLocation: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreDay/Date: Sundays, February 3, 10, 17Please note: Feb. 10 session will be at Wedgewood Park Recreation CentreTime: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (3 weeks)Cost: $175.00 (including materials)WSI Recertification Course:Location: H.G.R. Mews Community Centre PoolDate: Sunday, February 25Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.Cost: $75.00SpringLocation: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreDay/Date: Sundays, June 2, 9, 16Please note: June 9 session will be at Wedgewood Park Recreation CentreTime: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (3 weeks)Cost:$175.00 (including materials)WSI Recertification Course:Location: H.G.R. Mews Community Centre PoolDate: Sunday, June 16Time: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.Cost: $75.00Fact is, kids need at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day. Every day.Visit www.participACTION.com to learn more.Synchronized SwimmingThe St. John’s Sea Stars acceptsswimmers ages 5-8 2013 all year long!Be a “Star!” If you enjoy any type of dance, diving,gymnastics, acrobatics, speed swimming, Pilates,yoga, running, or musical theatre… then come andtry our introductory synchronized swimming program!Small Class SizesWe provide more individualized instruction as we limit ourclass sizes to a maximum of 6 participants for ages 8 andunder.CONTACT:SEASTARSSYNCHRO@GMAIL.COMWEBSITE:www.st-johns-seastars.yolasite.com


30 CAN-BIKE BICYCLE COURSESBike SmartSpring is a great time to get educatedfor the start of cycling seasonCAN-BIKE is Canada’s only national safe cycling education program. CAN-BIKEcourses empower cyclists to ride more confidently and safely. The Canadian CyclingAssociation has continuously developed the CAN-BIKE program over the last 30years and delivered it in many communities across Canada. Bicycle Newfoundlandand Labrador is the provincial CAN-BIKE delivery partner. In association with BicycleNewfoundland and Labrador, the City of St. John’s Department of Recreation is offeringCAN-BIKE courses to residents. The CAN-BIKE program offers a proven curriculumdelivered to national standards. There are courses to suit the wide range of cyclingages, ability and purpose. There are courses for adults who have never ridden bikes,for children learning to ride on the road, for adults riding on residential roads andbike paths, for rural cycling, and advanced skill development for riding in all trafficconditions.CAN-BIKE courses will boost cycling skills, safety & fun!CAN-BIKE COURSES OFFERED IN SPRING 2013CAN-BIKE 1A basic course designed for cyclists who ride on residential streets and bike paths.Build confidence and ride more safely. Learn traffic theory, decision making , lanepositioning, equipment musts, handling skills, collision avoidance techniques ridingon residential streets and minor arterials.Location: Crosbie Bldg., 1 Crosbie PlaceDate/Time: Saturday, May 11, 9:00AM–4:00 PMSunday, May 12, 9:00AM–4:00 PMCost: $ 60.00Ages: 14 years and up (participants must be a minimum of 14 years of ageby Dec. 31, 2012).CAN-BIKE 2CAN-BIKE 2 is an advanced course in cooperative cycling for commuters and recreationalcyclists who already ride in traffic. This course will improve your confidence and skill inriding in challenging traffic situations.Location: Crosbie Bldg., 1 Crosbie PlaceDate/Time: Wednesday, May 22, 5:30PM – 8:30PMSaturday, May 25 & Sunday May 26, 9:00AM–4:00 PMWednesday, May 29, 5:30PM – 8:30PMCost: $ 95.00Ages: 18 years and up (participants must be a minimum of 18 years of ageby Dec. 31, 2012).CAN-BIKE Adult Learn To Ride 1CAN-BIKE Learn to Ride 1 provides on-bike instruction that teaches how to pedal,balance, start , stop and turn. This course is for first-time riders.Location: Bowring Park, West GateDate: Saturday, June 8, 2013Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCost: $ 30.00Ages:18 years and up (participants must be a minimum of 18 years of ageby Dec. 31, 2012).Course RequirementsStudents must meet the minimum skill level for each course and have the following:q A bicycle in good working legal condition - a tune-up is highly recommended.q An approved bicycle helmet (CSA, Snell, ASTM, CPSC or ANSI), a bell and a lock.Listed below are course descriptions of the bicycle courses available from CAN-BIKE. Not all are currently offered. For more information, please call 576-8522,576-8500 or e-mail: recreation@stjohns.caCourse NameAges & lengthKidsCAN-BIKEFestivalAges 8-131.5 hoursKids CAN-BIKECourseAges 9-1312 hoursCAN-BIKE YouthLearn to Ride 1Ages 14-172 hoursCAN-BIKE YouthLearn to Ride 2Ages 14-172 hoursYouth CAN-BIKEAges 14-1712 hoursCAN-BIKECycling Freedomfor WomenAges 14+12 hoursCAN-BIKE AdultLearn to Ride 1Ages 18+ 2 hoursCAN-BIKE AdultLearn to Ride 2Ages 18+2 hoursCAN-BIKE 1Ages 18+12 hoursCAN-BIKE 2Ages 18+18 hoursCAN-BIKEInstructorWorkshopAges 18+18-24 hoursCourse descriptionThe Kids CAN-BIKE Festival is a playground-based eventthat introduces children to bike handling skills, correct helmetusage, checking bikes for mechanical problems andpreventing bike theft. Festivals often occur at schools orcommunity events. Children should go on from the Festivalto participate in the Kids CAN-BIKE on-road course.In-class and on-bike instruction teaches rules of the road,signalling, changing gears, identifying and avoidingroad hazards. Kids learn how to ride safely on residentialstreets. Participants must be able to ride a bike.On-bike instruction teaches how to pedal, balance, start,stop and turn. This course is for first time riders.Designed to boost your riding skills to prepare for on-roadcycling. Improve bike handling skills including balancing,turning and using your gears with confidence. CAN-BIKEYouth Learn to Ride 1 is not a pre-requisite.Enhance your cycling skills through this course that isespecially designed for youth with riding experience.Content includes basic maintenance, riding techniques,detecting hazards, and collision avoidance techniqueswhile learning to ride more safely on residential streetsand minor arterials. Great pre-driver education training.Developed by women, for women, provides the basics forcycling such as security in riding at night, riding with children,how traffic works, proper cycling equipment, basicmaintenance, bike handling skills, group riding, riding onquiet streets and minor arterials.On-bike instruction teaches how to pedal, balance, start,stop and turn. This course is for first time riders.Designed to boost your riding skills to prepare for on-roadcycling. Improve bike handling skills including balancing,turning and using your gears with confidence. CAN-BIKEAdult Learn to Ride 1 is not a pre-requisite.A basic course designed for cyclists who ride on residentialstreets and bike paths. Build confidence and ride moresafely. Learn traffic theory, decision making, lane positioning,equipment musts, handling skills, collision avoidance,riding on residential streets and minor arterials.CAN-BIKE 2 is an advanced course in cooperative cyclingfor commuters and recreational cyclists who ride in traffic.Course covers how traffic works, good decision making,lane positioning, proper cycling equipment, group riding,effective and efficient cycling in heavy traffic, basicmaintenance, and collision avoidance. CAN-BIKE 1 is not apre-requisite for CAN-BIKE 2. CAN-BIKE 2 is a pre-requisitefor instructor training.Become a CAN-BIKE instructor! Open to CAN-BIKE 2 graduateswith recommendation from their instructor. Participantsfurther increase their cycling skills, learn effectiveteaching techniques, course planning and curriculum, plusrisk management.


SIGNUPThe Department offers an opportunity for Seniors Program participants to receivemonthly reminders on special events and early updates with regards to winter/springprograms. For more information please call (709) 576-8490, (709) 576-8411 or emailrecreation@stjohns.caCOMMUNITY PROGRAMSCommunity Programs are designed to be held at various apartment complexesand neighbourhood sites to help ensure transportation is not a barrier to potentialparticipants. The Community Program provides older adults with an opportunityto socially interact with peers and to participate in an array of activities such asguest speakers, entertainment, gentle fitness, outings, games and visits from otherseniors’ groups. For information on the Community Programs, please contact theSeniors Outreach Fieldworker at (709) 576-8490 or email recreation@stjohns.caSPECIAL EVENTSThis is an opportunity for older adults to participate in an array of special eventsheld throughout the year. These events generally consist of a meal, entertainment,dancing, and games. Events are a great opportunity to become active and to socialize,whether it is on the dance floor or around the dinner table. Prices vary per event/location. For more information on the Seniors’ Outreach Program, please call(709) 576-8490, (709) 576-8411 or email recreation@stjohns.caSENIORS’ PROGRAMS 31Event Location Date Time FeeNew Year’s Party Kilbride Lions Community Centre Thursday, January 17, 2013 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM $19.00Valentine’s Day Party St. John’s City Hall Thursday, February 7, 2013 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM $19.00Pancake Day The Hub Tuesday, February 12, 2013 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM $15.00St. Patrick’s Day Party Torbay Friday, March 8, 2013 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM $12.00St. Patrick’s Day Party The Hub Thursday, March 14, 2013 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM $19.00Hippie Sixties Party St. John’s City Hall Thursday, April 18, 2013 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM $19.00Spring Fling Shea Heights Community Centre Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM $19.00LIFELONG LEARNERS PROGRAMThese general interest courses provide the opportunity to continue building skills and knowledge.Pre-registration is required for these courses.Introduction to DigitalPhotographyThis course will explore the basicworkings of your digital camera andhelp you to improve your photographicabilities. Topics to be covered in thecourse include: scene modes, focusing,composition, and exposure. This willhelp you to feel more comfortable withyour digital camera and also allow youto step out of “Auto” and into some ofthe other great features your camerahas to offer!Course Instructor: Melanie Courage.The Great War, Crisisand Commemoration inNewfoundland, 1914-34The First World War was a turningpoint in Newfoundland history. Inthe short term, the sacrifices of theRoyal Newfoundland Regiment, mostnotably in the tragedy at BeaumontHamel in 1916, awakened a sense ofnational pride. Over the long term,deepening post-war economic crisisand the struggle to appropriatelycommemorate wartime sacrificescaused people to question the pathNewfoundland took through the1920s and early 30s. This course willexplore how the Great War affectedNewfoundland’s political culture.Course Instructor: Dr. Sean Cadigan -Professor and Head of the Departmentof History with Memorial University ofNewfoundland.Location: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreDate: February 5 - 21Day: Tuesdays and ThursdaysTime: 10:00AM- 12:00PMCost: $30.00Newfoundland in the 20th CenturyThis course will explore Newfoundland’seconomic development from 1880to 1934, evaluate Commission ofGovernment’s rehabilitation programsand Joseph Smallwood’s develop orperish economic development policy.Course Instructor: Mr. George Withers.Location: Henry’s Photo (27 Stavanger Drive)Date: January 15 - 31Location: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreDay: Tuesdays and ThursdaysDate: April 30 - May 5Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PMDay: Tuesdays and ThursdaysCost: $30.00Time: 10:00AM- 12:00PMCost: $30.00Check www.stjohns.ca - look for Seniors Programs under Recreation for more Lifelong Learners Courses to be announced


32 ADULT PROGRAMS - ARTART PROGRAMSLearn the basics required to paint a beautiful picture.We have both acrylic and water based courses,something for everyone. No experience neededfor any of our painting courses, all skill levels arewelcome even if you have never picked up a paintbrush. Supply lists will be provided for courseswhere they will be required. Each course you willcomplete your very own masterpiece! Bring out thecreative side you thought you never had.Acrylic PaintingCourse #1: Barrel of ApplesLocation: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreDate: April 19 & 26Day: FridaysTime: 1:00PM – 3:00PMCost: $16.00Course #2: LighthouseLocation: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreDate: May 3 & 10Day: FridaysTime: 1:00PM – 3:00PMCost: $16.00Course #3: Children on the BeachLocation: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreDate: May 24 & 31Day: FridaysTime: 1:00PM – 3:00PMCost: $16.00Instructor for all acrylic paintingcourses will be artist Allison Prior.Water Color PaintingWinter Course #1:Location: Wedgewood Park Recreation CentreDate: Jan. 7 – Jan. 28Day: MondaysTime: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PMCost: $40.00Course #2:Location: Wedgewood Park Recreation CentreDate: Feb. 18 – March 11Day: MondaysTime: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PMCost: $40.00Spring Course #1:Location: Wedgewood Park Recreation CentreDate: April 8 – May 6Day: MondaysTime: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PMCost: $40.00Please Note: No program on April 22(St. Georges Day)Instructor for all water color courseswill be artist Brendan Traverse.. John’s! City of St. Say John’s Hello Snow to Daze Curbside Recycling!February 7 – 17, 2013For 11 days in February, The City of St. John’scelebrates winter with an array of activities forresidents. Come out of hibernation and enjoyfamily activities, a senior’s dinner and dance,plus much more.Be sure to check out www.stjohns.ca in January for the Snow Daze calendar of events.If you have a community event you wish to add to the calendar for Snow Daze,pleasee-mail recreation@stjohns.caLEISUREPROGRAMSLearn how to play the game of bridge, or toimprove your bridge playing skills. Variouslevels of bridge instruction offered as well asan opportunity to play bridge in a social environment.All bridge programs are offeredat the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre.Come join in the fun.Beginner Bridge Level 1 -Contract Bidding StyleYou will be introduced to the game of contractbridge, a trick taking card game using astandard deck of cards played by four playersin two competing partnerships. Learn how tocount points, bid, and score the game. This isfor beginners who have an interest and wantto learn more about bridge.Date: Jan. 8 – Feb. 26April 9 - May 28Day: TuesdaysTime: 9:15 AM - 11:45 AMCost: $58.00Beginner Bridge Level 2 -Contract Bidding StyleNow that you have the basics, learn how toplay and build on your knowledge of thegame. This course is a small group setting andyou must have completed Beginner BridgeLevel 1.Date: Jan. 9 – Feb. 27April 10 - May 29Day: WednesdaysTime: 9:15 AM - 11:45 AMCost: $58.00Social BridgeMake up your own table or come and join one.Play an afternoon of bridge with others in arelaxed atmosphere. You must have previousbridge experience as this is a social atmosphere,no instruction given.Date: Jan. 9 -March 27April 10 - June 12Day: WednesdaysTime: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMCost: $60.00 (Winter) $50.00 (Spring)Drop-in Fee: $7.00 Adult & $6.00 SeniorPlease sort your recyclablesinto papers and containers.Place your recyclables in clear,blue plastic bags that you canbuy anywhere you normally buyyour garbage bags.Please recycle this guidewhen no longer used.Thank you.Put your recyclables on the curbeach recycling day, which will beevery second week.Questions? Visit curbitstjohns.ca or call 311.


MUSICPROGRAMSA variety of music programs for adultsare offered for the beginner to theadvanced recreational musician. Programsare given in accordion, keyboardand acoustic guitar.Beginner GuitarHave you always wanted to play theguitar but have never gotten started?In this course you will learn how tohold a guitar and pick, guitar tuning,elementary chords, guitar strummingand finger picking techniques, andhow to execute the appropriate chordsfor the songs you will play. Pleasenote: You must have your ownacoustic guitar.Location: H.G.R. MewsCommunity CentreDate: Jan. 7 - March 25(Winter - 11 classes)April 8 - June 10(Spring - 8 classes)Day: MondaysTime:Cost:9:15 AM - 10:45 AM$59.00 (Winter)$43.00 (Spring)Please note: There will be no programon March 18, April 22 & May 20)Beginner Guitar -EveningsLocation:H.G.R. MewsCommunity Centre &Wedgewood ParkRecreation CentreTrailerDate: Jan. 8 - March 27(Winter - 12 classes)April 9 - June 12(Spring - 10 classes)Location:Day/Time:Cost:Day:Time:Cost:Tuesdays (Mews) orWednesdays(Wedgewood Park)7:30 PM – 9:00 PM$64.00 (Winter)$54.00 (Spring)Intermediate GuitarLearn how to execute acoustic guitarchords with greater complexity, additionalstrumming styles and fingerpicking techniques for the songs youwill play. Please note: You musthave your own acoustic guitar andhave completed Beginner Guitaror comparable.Location:H.G.R. MewsCommunity CentreDate: Jan. 7 - March 25(Winter - 11 classes)April 8 - June 10(Spring - 8 classes)Day:Time:Cost:Mondays11:00AM - 12:30 PM$59.00 (Winter)$43.00 (Spring)Please note: There will be no programon March 18, April 22 & May 20)Advanced GuitarJoin other guitar players who, like you,aspire to an even higher level of skilland knowledge. Play more intricatesong arrangements using chording,strumming and picking patternsinherent in a variety of playing styles.Please note: You must have yourown acoustic guitar and havecompleted Intermediate Guitar orcomparable.Location:H.G.R. MewsCommunity CentreDate: Jan. 7 - March 25(Winter - 11 classes)April 8 - June 10(Spring - 8 classes)H.G.R. Mews Community CentreFridays, 10:00AM-12:00PMFREEDay:Time:Cost:ADULT PROGRAMS - MUSIC 33Mondays1:30 PM - 3:00 PM$59.00 (Winter)$43.00 (Spring)Please note: There will be no programon March 18, April 22 & May 20)Keyboarding CourseIn this class you will learn how to playthe keyboard (piano) and how to readmusic. If you have some experienceand would like to further that at aleisurely pace, this is also the classfor you. Some one on one instructiontime is scheduled during the class.Keyboards are provided for this class.Location: H.G.R. MewsCommunity CentreDate: Jan.8 - March 26(Winter - 12 classes)April 9 - June 11(Spring - 10 classes)Day: TuesdaysTime:Course #1: 9:15 AM - 10:45 AMCourse #2: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PMCourse #3: 1:30PM – 3:00PMCost: $72.00 (Winter)$48.00 (Spring)Beginner AccordionPick up that family button accordionand learn how to play. Learn the basicsof a push button accordion, musicreading, and many tunes for practicein a small group setting. PleaseNote: You must have your ownaccordion.Location:Wedgewood ParkRecreation CentreTrailerDate: Jan. 9 - March 27(Winter - 12 classes)April 10 - June 12(Spring - 10 classes)Day:Time:Cost:Wednesdays9:15 AM - 10:45 AM$64.00 (Winter)$54.00 (Spring)Intermediate AccordionNow that you have the basic techniquesof playing the button accordion,join our group to enhance your playingskills, learn great tunes in a social setting.Please Note: You must haveyour own accordion.Location:Wedgewood ParkRecreation CentreTrailerDate: Jan. 9 - March 27(Winter - 12 classes)April 10 - June 12(Spring - 10 classes)Day:Time:Cost:Wednesdays11:00 AM - 12:30 PM$64.00 (Winter)$54.00 (Spring)Advanced AccordionIf you want to keep those tunespolished then this is the place to be.Enjoy accordion music in a small groupsetting. You must have completedbeginner and intermediate accordionor comparable level courses. PleaseNote: You must have your ownaccordion.Location: Wedgewood ParkRecreation CentreTrailerDate: Jan. 9 - March 27(Winter - 12 classes)April 10 - June 12(Spring - 10 classes)Day: WednesdaysTime:Cost:1:30 PM - 3:00 PM$64.00 (Winter)$54.00 (Spring)You’re invited... So, make a plan to attend our Healthy Aging SeriesWellness is an area of life that most strive to achieve. There are so many facets of wellness; physical, emotional, mental, and socialstructures. These healthy aging sessions will highlight some of these areas and provide insight into achieving a better balance in life.Best of all the it’s free, all you have to do is show up and you will be taking a step toward better health.Mind – January 11January 25February 8Wills and Estate PlanningFitness for your Brain – Memory ImprovementStress ManagementBody - February 22 How to talk to your DoctorMarch 8 First Aid & Emergency AwarenessMarch 22 Nutrition & Healthy EatingSoul - April 12 Grandparenting in a changing worldApril 26 Personal EnrichmentMay 10 End of life Conversation (funeral planning,insurance, estate planning, etc)


34 ADULT PROGRAMS - DANCEThere are a variety of dance programsoffered at the H.G.R. Mews CommunityCentre for the beginner toadvanced dance enthusiast. This is agreat way to meet new people and tohave a fun filled workout.Introduction to BallroomDancingLearn the Waltz, Jive and Slow Dancein this introductory class. No previousexperience required. Please Note:Registration with a dancing partner required.No special clothing required, butsmooth soled shoes are recommended.Date: Jan. 6 – March 24(Winter-12 classes)April 7 - June 9(Spring -10 classes)Day: SundaysTime: 7:45 PM - 8:45 PMCost: $48.00 Winter / $40.00 SpringDate: Jan. 8 – March 26(Winter-12 classes)April 9 - June 11(Spring -10 classes)Day: TuesdaysTime: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PMCost: $48.00 Winter / $40.00 SpringModern BallroomSequence DancingIn this class you will learn intriguingballroom styles Previous dancingexperience is an asset. Please Note:Registration with a dancing partner isrequired. No special clothing required,smooth sloed shoes are recommendedDate: Jan. 6 – March 24(Winter-12 classes)April 7 - June 9(Spring -10 classes)Day: SundaysTime: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PMCost: $48.00 Winter /$40.00 SpringNewfoundlandTraditional DanceTraditional group dances in Newfoundlandincludes longways, square dance,reel and cotillion. In this class you willenjoy traditional Newfoundland musicwhile learning dances such as theLancer and various Square Dances.This program is for the beginner tointermediate dance enthusiast.Date: Jan. 9 - March 27(Winter-12 classes)April 10 - June 12(Spring -10 classes)Day: WednesdaysTime: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PMCost: $72.00 Winter /$60.00 SpringDrop-in Fee: $7.00 Adult and$6.00 SeniorBeginner Line DancingLine dancing is choreographed dancewith a repeated sequence of steps.In this group class you will meet newpeople and have a fun filled workoutthrough a variety of dance steps.Learn the basic steps of line dancing(grapevine, the shuffle, and the pivotturn) to music that keeps you moving.Please wear comfortable clothing andfootwear.Date: Jan. 8 – March 26(Winter-12 classes)April 9 - June 11(Spring -10 classes)Day: TuesdaysTime: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMCost: $48.00 Winter /$40.00 SpringIntermediate Line DancingNow that you have the basics of linedancing, you are ready for the nextchallenge. Increase the step routines tomusic that is fun and will always keepyou moving. These classes are held in agroup setting. Please wear comfortableclothing and kick up those boots.Date: Jan. 10 – March 28(Winter-12 classes)April11 - June 13(Spring -10 classes)Day: ThursdaysTime: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM12:15 PM - 1:15 PMCost: $48.00 Winter /$40.00 SpringDate: Jan. 11 – March 22(Winter-11 classes)April12- June 14(Spring -10 classes)Day: FridaysTime: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PMCost: $44.00 Winter /$40.00 SpringAdvanced Line DancingMeet new people and have a fun filledworkout through a variety of dancesteps. Now that you are comfortablewith Line Dancing, take it to the nextlevel, challenge yourself with advancedsteps to music that is always fun.Date: Jan. 11 – March 22(Winter-11 classes)April12- June 14(Spring -10 classes)Day: FridaysTime:Cost:2:15 PM - 3:15 PM$44.00 Winter$40.00 Springcalm your mindstrengthen your bodyDrop-In ClassesHatha FlowPrenatal YogaChair Yoga for SeniorsGentle YogaRestorative YogaYin YogaHeart FlowPre-RegisteredSessionsHypnoBirthingMom & Baby YogaKids YogaFamily YogaYoga 101Workshopswww.shaktiyogastudio.caone free class pass Present this ad for one free class.Torbay Road286 Coaker’s Meadow Plaza709 722 YOGA (9642)torbayroad@shaktiyogastudio.caMount Pearl75 Barbour Drive, Town Square709 745 YOGA (9642)mountpearl@shaktiyogastudio.ca


Be Active and Get Your Body MovingPILATESPilates is a method of exercise andphysical movement designed tostretch, strengthen and balance theentire body. The practice of Pilatesmovements, coupled with focusedbreathing patterns, has proven itselfinvaluable not only as a method toimprove overall fitness, but to increaselung capacity and circulation. Pleasenote you must pre-register for allPilates classes.Beginner PilatesLocation: H.G.R. MewsCommunity CentreDates: Jan. 8 - March 26(Winter - 12 classes)April 9 - June 11(Spring - 10 classes)Day: TuesdaysTime:Cost:5:45PM – 6:35PM$84.00(Winter)$70.00(Spring)Intermediate Pilates*Location: H.G.R. MewsCommunity CentreDates: Jan. 10 - March 28(Winter - 12 classes)April 11 - June 13(Spring - 10 classes)Day: ThursdaysTime: 5:45PM – 6:35PMCost: $84.00(Winter)$70.00(Spring)*Must have previous Pilates experience.MIXED YOGAThis class is designed for beginnersand intermediates to work side by sidepractising solid fundamentals, gaininga deeper awareness of your body whiledeveloping higher levels of focus,strength, flexibility and endurance.Modifications will be introducedto more complex poses allowingbeginners to work at their own level.Location: H.G.R. MewsCommunity CentreDates: Jan. 9 - March 27(Winter - 12 classes)April 10 - June 12(Spring - 10 classes)Day: TuesdaysTime:Cost:6:30PM – 7:20PM$84.00(Winter)$70.00(Spring)Location: Airport HeightsCommunity Centre(McNiven Place)Dates: Jan. 9 - March 27(Winter - 12 classes)April 10 - June 12(Spring - 10 classes)Day: WednesdaysTime:Cost:6:45PM – 7:45PM$84.00(Winter)$70.00(Spring)YOGABEGINNER YOGAYoga refers to traditional physical,mental and spiritual disciplinesoriginating in ancient India. There aremany styles of yoga being taught andpracticed today. All styles are basedon the same physical postures calledposes. This class is recommended forthe beginning student of any age andfitness level. Learn a solid foundationof yoga poses plus the awareness todevelop an informed, safe and preciseyoga practice.Location: Airport HeightsCommunity Centre(McNiven Place)Dates: Jan. 6- March 24(Winter - 12 classes)April 7 - June 9(Spring - 10 classes)Day: SundaysTime:Cost:6:45 PM to 8:00 PM$105.00 (Winter)$87.50 (Spring)Location: Airport HeightsCommunity Centre(McNiven Place)Dates: Jan. 7- March 25(Winter - 11 classes)April 8 - June 10(Spring - 8 classes)Day: MondaysTime:Cost:6:45 PM to 8:00 PM$96.25 (Winter)$70.00 (Spring)Please note: There will be no programon March 18, April 22 & May 20)Location: Airport HeightsCommunity Centre(McNiven Place)Dates: Jan. 10-March 28(Winter - 12 classes)Day:Time:Cost:ADULT PROGRAMS - FITNESS 35April 11 - June 13(Spring - 10 classes)Thursdays10:45 AM to 12:00 PM$105.00 (Winter)$87.50 (Spring)INTERMEDIATE YOGAEmbrace a yoga class that develops theskills learned in Beginner Yoga. OurInstructor teaches participants how toimprove upon the postures learned inbeginner yoga and in addition, learnmore challenging postures. BeginnerYoga experience is required.Location: Airport HeightsCommunity Centre(McNiven Place)Dates: Jan. 6- March 24(Winter - 12 classes)April 7 - June 9(Spring - 10 classes)Day: SundaysTime:Cost:8:15 PM to 9:30 PM$105.00 (Winter)$87.50 (Spring)Location: Airport HeightsCommunity Centre(McNiven Place)Dates: Jan. 7- March 25(Winter - 11 classes)April 8 - June 10(Spring - 8 classes)Day: MondaysTime:Cost:8:15PM to 9:30 PM$96.25 (Winter)$70.00 (Spring)Please note: There will be no programon March 18, April 22 & May 20)Location: Airport HeightsCommunity Centre(McNiven Place)Dates: Jan. 10- March 28(Winter - 12 classes)April 11 - June 13(Spring - 10 classes)Day: ThursdaysTime:Cost:9:15PM to 10:30 PM$105.00 (Winter)$87.50 (Spring)POWER YOGAPower Yoga is a challenging andvigorous class that builds strength andflexibility through a series of interlinkingand challenging movements.This class is designed for participantswith several years of intermediateyoga practice.Location: Airport HeightsCommunity Centre(McNiven Place)Dates: Jan. 9- March 27(Winter - 12 classes)April 10 - June 12(Spring - 10 classes)Day: WednesdaysTime: 8:00PM to 9:30 PMCost: $126.00 (Winter)


36 ADULT PROGRAMS - FITNESSADULTS OF ALL AGESFITNESS PROGRAMSThese classes are ideal for adultslooking for a slower pace or for peoplewith limited range of motion orreduced mobility.T’AI CHI CHIH JOYTHROUGH MOVEMENTA series of 20 gentle movementsthat promote serenity and a greatersense of well-being, T’ai Chi ChihJoy Through Movement is not amartial art form but rather a “movingmeditation”. With regular practiceof T’ai Chi Chih, participant benefitsmay include enhanced relaxation,increased energy, improved balance,improved flexibility and circulation,improved sleep, regulation of bloodpressure, cholesterol and metabolism,enhanced mental clarity and relief ofarthritic pain and discomfort.Sheila Leonard is the Lead Instructorof our T’ai Chi Chih program. Sheila isan accredited T’ai Chi Chih Instructor.HIKING/WALKINGLocation: H.G.R MewsCommunity CentreDates: Jan. 14 - March 4(Winter - 8 classes)April 8 - June 10(Spring - 8 classes)Day: MondaysTime: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PMCost: $66.00Location: Wedgewood ParkRecreation CentreDates: Jan. 14 - March 4(Winter - 8 classes)April 8 - June 10(Spring - 8 classes)Day: MondaysTime: 10:30 AM-12:00 PMCost: $66.00Please note: There will be noprogram on April 22 & May 20)Trail WalkersA walking group designed for anyone who loves to walk! Weekly walks are scheduledat a designated trail in the City. A group leader will be there to meet you but you arefree to walk at your own pace or with a small group. It’s a great way to see more ofthe City’s parks and trails, be active, and meet new friends. All abilities welcome.Dress appropriate for the weather and please bring along a flashlight.FREE Introduction to BOCCIABoccia (pronounced like Bot-cha): A precision ball sport game which knows noage, gender or ability. Boccia is a sport requiring skill and strategy. The “aim”of the games is to throw leather balls, coloured red or blue, across a court andland as close as possible to a white target ball, the “jack”. The “jack” ball isthrown first; then each side battles it out for the closest shot. Assistive rampavailable for participants with limited upper body mobility.Location: H.G.R. Mews Community CentreAges: 16 years or older (must be 16 years of age as of December 31, 2012)Cost: FreeBoccia Day-Time Trial SessionsDateTimeJanuary 10, 2013 11:00 AM-12:00 PMFebruary 7, 2013 11:00 AM -12:00 PMMarch 7, 201311:00 AM-12:00 PMApril 27, 2013*1:00 PM -3:30 PM**April 27 session is held at St. John’s Recreation Centre,Buckmasters Circle see page 12 for detailsBoccia Evening Trial SessionsDateTimeJanuary 21, 2013 6:30 PM-7:30 PMFebruary 18, 2013 6:30 PM-7:30 PMDates:Day:Time:Cost:Dates:Day:Time:Cost:May 1- June 19 (8 sessions)Wednesdays6:30 PM – 7:30 PMFREE!For more information on theGrand Concourse visit theirwebsite atwww.grandconcourse.caLearn more about walking inand the Trans Canada Trail atwww.tctrail.caMay 2- June 20 (8 sessions)Thursdays10:00 AM – 11:00 AMFREE!Date Location Meeting PlaceMay 1 Quidi Vidi Lake (3.8 km) Quidi Vidi BoathouseMay 8 Rennies Mill River (2.9 km) Memorial Dominion parking lot by Quidi VidiMay 15 Waterford River Trail (3.0 km) Bowring Park gravel parking lotMay 22 Kent’s Pond (1.5 km) Holiday Inn parking lotMay 29 Waterford River Trail (3.0 km) Bowring Park gravel parking lotJune 5 Long Pond Trail ( 2.8 km) Fluvarium parking lotJune 12 Harbourside Walk South (4.0 km) Railway Coastal Musuem parking lotJune 19 Mundy Pond (2.0 km) H.G.R Mews Community Centre gravel parking lotDate Location Meeting PlaceMay 2 Quidi Vidi Lake (3.8 km) Quidi Vidi BoathouseMay 9 Rennies Mill River (2.9 km) Memorial Dominion parking lot by Quidi VidiMay 16 Waterford River Trail (3.0 km) Bowring Park gravel parking lotMay 23 Kent’s Pond (1.5 km) Holiday Inn parking lotMay 30 Waterford River Trail (3.0 km) Bowring Park gravel parking lotJune 6 Long Pond Trail ( 2.8 km) Fluvarium parking lotJune 13 Harbourside Walk South (4.0 km) Railway Coastal Musuem parking lotJune 20 Mundy Pond (2.0 km) H.G.R Mews Community Centre gravel parking lot


DROP-IN FITNESSCLASS DESCRIPTIONSSHALLOW WATERFITNESSThis low impact fitness class takesplace in the shallow end of the pool.High Energy music combined withresistance exercises provide theparticipants with a cardiovascularworkout as well as development ofmuscular strength and endurance.DEEP WATER FITNESSThis no impact fitness class incorporatesa high energy workout in thedeep end of the pool. Floatation beltsand hand floats are used to provide awell rounded cardiovascular workout.All levels of swimmers are welcomeas the flotation belts help to keepparticipants afloat.BODY BAR FITNESSBody bar fitness uses weighted bars,hand weights, stability balls andtubing to improve muscular strengthand endurance. This class incorporatesseveral styles of strength training toensure a well-rounded workout.BODY CIRCUITThe emphasis of this class is onimproving the cardiovascular andstrength systems using a variety ofmovements and equipment. This classis suited to all levels from beginner toadvanced as participants are encouragedto go at their own pace to suittheir ability and needs. How much youSWEAT is up to you! Try one class andyou will be hooked.ZUMBAThe Zumba® program fuses hypnoticLatin rhythms and easy-to-followmoves to create a one-of-a-kind fitnessprogram that will blow you away.Our goal is simple: We want you towant to work out, to love working out,and to get hooked.NEWZUMBA GOLDThis class is designedfor active older adults and thosestarting their fitness journey. Zumba®Gold combines easy to follow moveswith Latin and an international rhythmto create a fun fitness class that is lessintense than regular Zumba®.NEWAQUA ZUMBAAqua Zumba® keepsthe Zumba Fitness workout partygoing in the pool. Aqua Zumba® islow-impact and appeals to anyonewho likes Zumba® but doesn’t want toget as hot as in the land-based classes.Aqua Zumba® is classic aqua aerobicswith Latin flavor added. Eighty toninety percent of your body weight isdisplaced in the water when the wateris at your chest level. Thus your knees,hips and back undergo less poundingwhen doing Aqua Zumba®. At thesame time, your body works four timesharder than on land. Come get wetand have a blast.KETTLEBELLThis class is broken down to performballistic exercises that combinecardiovascular, strength and flexibilitytraining. By their nature, kettlebellexercises build strength and endurance,particularly in the lower back,FITNESS & LIFESTYLE PROGRAMS 37WEDGEWOOD PARK RECREATION CENTRE FITNESS SCHEDULEJanuary 6 - March 28 and April 7 - June 21, 2013Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday FridayDeep Water Fitness9:00AM -9:50AMDeep Water Fitness9:00AM -9:50AMDeep Water Fitness9:00AM-9:50AMStrollercise - NEW!10:00AM-10:50AMBody Bar7:00PM –7:50PMBody Bar7:00PM –7:50PMZumba8:00PM-8:50PMZumba8:00PM-8:50PMAqua Jog8:30PM -9:20PMDeep Water Fitness8:30PM -9:20PMDeep Water Fitness8:30PM -9:20PMH.G.R. MEWS COMMUNITY CENTRE FITNESS SCHEDULEJanuary 6 - March 28 and April 7 - June 21, 2013Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday FridayAqua Zumba - NEW!8:00PM -8:50PMFITNESS FEESShallow Water Fitness10:00AM -10:50AMStrollercise - NEW!10:00AM -10:50AMGentle Gym11:00AM-11:50AMBody Bar6:00PM-6:50PMZumba7:00PM – 7:50PMShallow Water Fitness8:00PM -8:50PMDeep Water Fitness9:00PM -9:50PMDrop-InShallow Water Fitness9:00AM -9:50AMGentle Gym10:00AM-10:50AMGentle Water2:00PM-2:50PMZumba6:00PM-6:50PMBody Circuit7:00PM-8:15PMShallow Water Fitness8:00PM -8:50PM10 ClassPass20 ClassPassShallow Water Fitness10:00AM-10:50AMGentle Gym11:00AM-11:50AMKettle Bell7:00 PM – 7:50PMShallow Water Fitness8:00PM -8:50PMZumba8:00PM – 8:50PMAqua Jog9:00PM -9:50PM30 ClassPassYouth/Seniors (Youth $3.00 $21.45 $42.00 $63.00Ages 3-18: Senior Age 65+)Adult 19+ $4.00 $28.50 $56.00 $79.35legs, and shoulders, and increase gripstrength. This class is suited to alllevels from beginner to advanced asparticipants are encouraged to go attheir own pace to suit their ability andneeds. Come try this class out, it is theultimate conditioning tool.AQUA JOGAqua Jogging is exactly what it soundslike…it’s jogging…in the water…but there is actually more to it thanthat. If you’ve suffered certain kindsof knee or leg injuries that keep youfrom running on land while yourecover, aqua jogging can actually bean excellent alternative to help youstay fit.GENTLE GYM / GENTLEWATERGentle Gym is designed to improveShallow Water Fitness9:00AM -9:50AMGentle Gym10:00AM-10:50AMGentle Water2:00PM-2:50PMShallow Water Fitness8:00PM -8:50PMShallow Water Fitness10:00AM-10:50AMStrollercise - NEW!10:00AM -10:50AMZumba Gold - NEW!11:00AM-11:50AMthe strength of all muscles, bones andjoints. This fitness class is also ideal forimproving the strength of the heartand lungs. Gentle Water takes part inthe shallow end of our swimmingpool. The beauty of a fitness class inwater is that there is much less impacton bones and joints. Come out andmeet new friends, get fit and have fun.NEWSTROLLERCISENo more “just pushingthe stroller” Strollercise isa great activity that will allow parentsto be active while bonding with theirchild and socialize with other parentsabout the challenges of caring for anewborn. The workout consists ofcardio (walking or jogging), lunges,squats, push-ups, tricep dips, core andmore. Strollercise is energetic andmotivating, thisatmosphere isperfect for newparents andbabies, justwhat youneed.


38 FACILITY RENTALS/SKATE PARKSPlease note: The City of St. John’s maintains a non-smoking/no alcohol policy at all facilities.ST. JOHN’S CABOT 500THEATREThis beautiful outdoor facility,located in Bowring Park, can hostmany events from theatrical productionsto musical performances andcan accommodate up to 750 people.For information on booking the Cabot 500 Theatre pleasecall: 576-8407 or email: recreation@stjohns.caROTARY SUNSHINEPARK CHALETThe Rotary “Sunshine” Park Chalet isa modern facility that can sleep 24people. Many amenities are availablefor programming, meetings,and social functions including: fullkitchen with dishwasher, propanefireplace, outdoor bbq and large patio deck. The chalet is located in a tranquilsetting with outdoor fields and an unsupervised swimming / beach area. Bookingapplications are available at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre or WedgewoodPark Recreation Centre. For information on booking the Rotary Chalet, please call576-8499 or email: recreation@stjohns.caST. JOHN’S RECREATION CENTRELocated in Buckmaster’s Circle (offRickett’s Road or Pennywell Road).A spacious facility ideal for anysporting activity or event; includingsoccer, ball hockey, tennis, and badminton.Two courts or one oversizecourt are available for rent. Amenities include: gymnasium rental, facility rentals,male and female change rooms and shower facilities, wheelchair accessible,parking. For booking information please call 576-8499 or email: recreation@stjohns.caSt. John’s Skate ParksNorthwest Rotary Skate ParkThe Northwest Rotary Skate Park, located in Mundy Pond Park (off Blackler Ave),is a radical 16,600 square foot concrete park that offers bowl and street skating/riding obstacles for the beginner right up to the more advanced user.Park features: 3 foot bowl transferring to multi height 6 to 8 foot bowl withextensions, escalators and hips. Small, medium and large banks with rails andhubbas and flat ledges. Also has stairs, tons of step-ups, transfers, gaps, rails,ledges, multi-fun box and more.Community Skate ParksThe City currently has six outdoor modular skate parks for users to enjoy. They arelocated as follows:1. Bowring Park (next to swimming pool)2. Kilbride Lions Community Centre (parking lot)3. Goulds (behind the Fire Dept on the Main Road, next to the basketball court)4. Shea Heights Community Centre (behind Community Centre off Linegar Ave.)5. Quidi Vidi Skate Park (on the Boulevard)6. Southlands (Teakwood Park)For more information on any of theseskate parks please call 576-8411 oremail: recreation@stjohns.caFor more information on tips,tricks and safely skateboarding inCanada, check out the SBKskateboard magazine website atwww.sbkskateboard.comH.G.R. MEWS COMMUNITY CENTRELocated at 40 Mundy Pond Road(Corner of Mundy Pond Road andRopewalk Lane), this multi-purposefacility offers many amenities including:racquetball courts, gymnasium,multi-purpose room for meetingsand small gatherings, 25 metre swimming pool with diving board, pool viewingarea, co-ed steam room/dry sauna, wheelchair accessible, pool lift, chairs and,ample parking. For more information call 576-8499, or email: recreation@stjohns.caWEDGEWOOD PARK RECREATION CENTRELocated at 47 Gleneyre Street off TorbayRoad. This multi-purpose facilityoffers many amenities including:gymnasium, multi-purpose room formeetings and small gatherings, 18metre swimming pool, pool viewing area, outdoor tennis courts, wheelchair accessible,pool lift, chairs and parking. For more information please call 576-8631 oremail: recreation@stjohns.caShea Heights Community CentreShea Heights Community Centre is available forrentals to host birthday parties, baby and weddingshowers and meetings. Amenities include:Multipurpose Room, Kitchen. Rentals are based onstaff availability. For more information, please call576-1023 or email recreation@stjohns.caKilbride Lions Community CentreLocated at 34 Fahey Stree. Available for children’s birthday parties, showers,meetings, etc. The facility offers the following amenities: multi-purpose room,kitchen, wheelchair accessibility. Rentals are based on the availability of staff.For more information, please call 368-0250 or email recreation@stjohns.caSkater tipsThe City of St. John’s strongly recommends that all users wear protectiveequipment. The number of skating injuries can be lowered by followingskateboarding safety tips.Get a certified helmet that fits snugly, and is done up tightly under the chin.Wear elbow and knee pads to prevent scrapes and cuts.Wear wrist guards to prevent wrist fractures.Wear slip resistant shoes with a closed toe.Make sure the skateboard is in good working order(no loose, broken or cracked parts, non-slip surface on board, no sharp edges).Do not skateboard faster than your experience allows or faster than conditionspermit. Complicated tricks require practice in a specially designed area.Only skateboard when in good physical condition. Do stretching andconditioning exercises before and after skateboarding.While skateboarding, if you lose your balance, crouch down on the skateboardto reduce the height of the fall, and try to land on the fleshy parts of the body.Try to relax your body during a fall, and try to roll instead of absorbing theforce with your arms.Do not get towed by bicycles or motor vehicles.


WHO’S WHO IN YOUR COMMUNITYORGANIZATION CONTACT TELEPHONEA.C. Hunter Library Office(adult library) 737-2133Office(children’s library) 737-3953Anna Templeton Centre for Craft & Art Design Beverly Barbour 739-7623Association for New Canadians Bridget Foster 722-9680Bicycle Newfoundland and Labrador (BNL)www.bnl.nf.caBowring Park Foundation Gayna Rowe 364-1531Boys & Girls Club - Mundy Pond Unit Mike Jacobs 579-0181 ext. 103Boys & Girls Club - Buckmaster’s Circle Unit Mike Jacobs 579-0181 ext. 103Buckmaster’s Circle Community Centre Bonnie James 579-0718Canadian Red Cross Office 758-8400Caribou Softball Complex Jim Buckingham 726-7877Chalker Place Neighbourhood Association Agatha Tobin 754-3699Choices for Youth Office 754-0446City of St. John’s Sport and Events 576-5627Thrive - CYN, St. John’s Office 754-0536Cygnus Gymnastics Office 739-8197Easter Seals Office 754-1399Eric and McKay Neighbourhood Association Office 738-5671Friends of Victoria Park Office www.fovp.org 576-1545Froude Avenue Community Centre Bob Dawson 579-0763Green Belt Tennis Club Front Desk 722-3840Goulds Recreation Association Nicole Chaytor 745-7504Kilbride Lions Community Centre Karen Kelly 368-0250Lifesaving Society- NL Branch Jeanette Jobson 576-1953MacMorran Community Centre Jim Crockwell 722-1168Marjorie Mews Library Office 737-3020Michael Donovan Library Office 737-2621Newfoundland & Labrador Basketball Association Office 576-0247Newfoundland & Labrador Soccer Association Office 576-0601Newfoundland & Labrador Sports Centre www.nlsportscentre.ca 729-6580Newfoundland & Labrador Ultimate Association www.ultimatenl.caNewfoundland & Labrador Volleyball Association www.nlva.net 576-0817Parkside Community Centre Office 745-1775Rabbittown Community Centre Lillian Lush 739-8482Rainbow Riders (Therapeutic Riding Program) Office 738-1055Recreation Newfoundland & Labrador Gary Milley 729-3892Seniors Resource Centre Office 737-2333Shea Heights Community Centre Crystal Jordan 576-1023Softball Newfoundland and Labrador Office 576-7049Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Office 576-4932St. John’s Amateur Baseballwww.stjohnsbaseball.caSt. John’s Clean and Beautiful Karen Hickman 570-0350St. John’s Minor Baseball(www.baseballstjohns.ca) Office 576-8464St. John’s Rowing Club Summer Office 576-0082St. John’s Senior Soccer Association Brian Murphy 576-8041Techniplex - Indoor Soccer Complex Jim Buckingham 726-7877Tennis Newfoundland & Labrador 765-0426Vibrant Communities Ruth MacDonald 753-9860Virginia Park Community Centre Office 579-4534Waterford Valley Softball Summer Office 745-7343Paul Healey 368-2825YMCA Front Desk 754-2960Be a good role model and get your kids active• Live an active life. It’s important your child sees you running, walking and playing sports.• Display a positive attitude that being active is fun and feels good.• Build a family physical activity into every weekend. Go for a hike or a bike ride or play a familygame of soccer or football.• Participate as a family team in a charity run, walk or car washSource: Paticipaction.comImproving Health:My WayChronic Disease Self-Management Programfor Newfoundland and LabradorImproving Health: My Way is a FREE selfmanagementprogram for people livingwith chronic health conditions.Join a group session with two trainedleaders for 2½ hours a week for six weeks.You will develop problem-solving skillsand learn how to:• Manage fatigue or tiredness;• Eat healthier;• Become more active;• Deal with frustration, depression, painor isolation;• Better communicate with family,friends and health care providers; and,• Get more out of life!Contact Information:Eastern Health1-709-752-3946 or 1-866-880-8998selfmanagement@easternhealth.ca--- or ---Newfoundland and LabradorHealthLine1-888-709-2929www.health.gov.nl.ca

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