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Children’s Used Clothing
and Toy Sale
September 21st
Official Opening of Botanical Gardens
of Silver Springs Labyrinth
Summer Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
SSCA Vision
Silver Springs Community Association will provide the
environment, the facilities, the programs and the
leadership to make Silver Springs the community of
choice in Calgary.
SSCA Mission Statement
5720 Silver Ridge Dr. NW
Calgary, Alberta, T3B 5E5
Phone: 403-288-2616 Fax: 403-247-0820
Email: [email protected]
Board of Directors
President.................................................................... Jeremy Gukert
Vice President..........................................................Cydney Elofson
Treasurer...................................................................... Jeff Van Wyk
Secretary.....................................................................Bob Eccleston
Director, Facilities....................................................... Rick Czapski
Director, Public .................................................................................
Relations and Sports................................................Murray Scotton
Director, Crowchild Hockey and......................................................
Bowmont Park........................................................... Tania Booth
Standing Liaisons
Scenic Bow Valley Guides ......Lauren Ostridge/Tammy Robbins
Scouts ............................................................................ Chris Stang
Crowchild Twin Arena ............................... Roy Moore / Tom Ford
Soccer.......................................................................Dino Sorrentino
Softball ......................................................................... Wayne Funk
Seniors ............................................................................ Jim Green
Open Spaces/Natural Areas ................................... Judi Vandenbrink
MLA................................................................................Jason Luan
Alderman...................................................................... Dale Hodges
Friends of the Gardens.............................................Duncan Badger
Community Association Office Staff—403-288-2616
Accountant ........................................................................ Deb Hall
Administration .............................................. Corrie Mildenberger
Building and Outdoor Facilities Coordinator ........ Rita McMillan
Program Coordinator ............................................... Sherry Gavlin
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am to 4pm
Summer Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am to 12 noon
Closed for all Recognized Holidays
Silver Springs Community Association fosters community
spirit by providing facilities and services, and by
encouraging participation by all residents in vibrant
programs and activities.
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Community News
Notes from the Office
It has been a very challenging summer
for many of our nearby neighbors
cleaning up after the flooding and we
hope that everyone is well on their way
to recovery!
Many thanks go out to the Silver
Springs Pool Staff for their hard work
keeping the pool in tip-top shape,
teaching swimming lessons and
keeping our children safe as they enjoy
the pool on these hot summer days!
Our thoughts turn now towards
organizing activities for our kids for the
fall – check out the Dance Foundation
Schedule and the many classes it offers
to keep the little ones busy as the pool
closes and Fall approaches.
We still have a few routes that require
volunteers to deliver the Silver Springs
Spirit. If you and your kids would like
to help out, give the office a call. Most
routes take a ВЅ hour or less once a
Community Website
I bet you didn’t realize…. You can read the latest newsletter, get all
the information you need and even register for programs on our
website at
159th Silver
Springs Scouts
Fall 2013
Fall Registration for Beavers, Cubs
and Scouts will take place at the
community center Thursday,
September 5 from 6:30 p.m. –
8:00 pm in the Common Room.
SOKO: School’s
Out Kids Option
Out of School Care in Silver Springs
Community Center
Summer spots still available.
Swimming, sports, crafts, themed
activities and field trips. Qualified,
experienced staff. For more
information call Carolyn or Robyn at
SOKO is looking for the following
items for their summer crafts: coffee
cans (round), empty cereal boxes,
empty Kleenex boxes, paper towel
rolls. You can drop off at SSCA
Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m.
and 12:00 p.m.
(Family $25 / Senior $10/household / Associate $35)
"Be kind whenever
possible. It is always
Tenzin Gyatso,
14th Dalai Lama
Community News
Community BBQ Thank Yous
Over 350 people enjoyed the 2nd
Annual Silver Springs Family BBQ
despite the rainy weather!
Children enjoyed bouncy castles, bubbles,
climbing wall, and airbrush tattoo artist!
Thank you to all our volunteers!
With out you, this event would not
have been possible.
Thank to you to our Sponsors:
•Silver Springs Auto Select,
Ph: 403-247-6316
•Murray Scotton Century 21 Realty
scotton Ph: 403-861-9196
•Crowfoot Chiropractic Center http://
Ph: 403-239-3000
•Silver Springs M/M Meat Shop
Ph: 403-247-9010
•Beverly the Balloon Lady
And thanks to Alderman Hodges office
for their continued support of our
community events.
Laser let you down? For Permanent
Hair Removal, call Silver Springs
Electrolysis at 403-286-0330. Free
consultation. Face Specialist, 26 years
experience. CPE/FCEA/AES, Honor
Certificate. Licenced Clinic conveniently
located just off Nosehill Drive. By appointment only, Monday-Saturday.
Butterfly Dayhome: Experienced, quality love and care in Silver Springs. Age
related activities. Group piano lessons.
Snacks and hot meals. Call 403-288-3390.
Doggone Vacations!! mature, caring
adult will take care of your pet canine in
home environment while you’re away.
14 years of service, references provided.
For info/reservations or to set up profile
for your next getaway or emergency, call
Preserve It Productions: We transfer
records, cassette, reel-to-reel, 8-track
tapes, Reg 8, super 8 movies, VHS, Beta,
Hi8 tapes to CD and DVD. Reasonable
rates. Contact Henry at 403-288-2091 or
[email protected]
Permanent Hair Removal by New You
Electrolysis. Certified Electrologist in Silver Springs, Member of ESA FCEA with
30 years experience. Free consulatation &
Flexible hours. Call: 403-286-2299.
Sewing & Alterations: very reasonable
prices, local, experienced. Call Edith at
Pet Sitting Services: Retired and reliable.
House sitting, cat/dog sitting, dog walking, dog daycare, basic grooming/training.
Certified Pet First Aid. References available. Call Elena 403-247-6205
Professional Organizing, Home Decorating and Staging: If clutter or decorating overwhelms you – I can help. As a
professional organizer and stager I can
organize and decorate your kitchen/bedroom/closet/garage/basement/pantry or
office, even coordinate your house move.
References. Reasonable rates. Insured/
[email protected]
Watkins Quality Products Since 1868:
World’s best vanilla, black pepper, cinnamon, pure spices, extracts, soup bases,
natural personal care,natural home care,
plant-based remedies, natural laundry
products and the best insect repellant!
Free home delivery. Call Debbie 403-2897740 or [email protected]
First Dance
October 4th!
Dances are for children in
4 – 6. We
are always
for Teen
to help out
at the dance and Parent
volunteers to supervise.
Give us a call at
2 weeks prior if you can help.
Community News
Babysitters Available
The following youths have
successfully completed the Red Cross
Babysitters course and are waiting for
your phone calls.
• Hannah: 12 yrs, 403-247-9017
• Hayley: 14 yrs, 403-289-7740
• Emma: 10 yrs, 403-274-2332
• Sarah: 12 yrs, 403-274-2332
• Madison: 11½ yrs, 403-366-1547
• Alyson: 14 yrs, 403-870-7523
• Emily: 14 yrs, 403-247-4872
• Carl: 12 yrs, 403-247-3871
• Luna: 11 yrs, 403-286-1118
• Tessa: 14 yrs, 403-288-5133
• Claire: 11 yrs, 403-286-5374
• Abi: 11 yrs, 403-247-6227
• Mariyke: 13 yrs, 403-288-7632
Bowmont Natural Environment Park
Photo Contest
The Bowmont Natural Environment
Park Committee is looking for your
best shots taken in Bowmont Natural
Environment Park. Photos will be
judged by experienced photographers.
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
•Scenic Views: Scenic landscape
views of the park
•Flora: Trees, shrubs, grasses or
•Wildlife: Animals in the Park (not
including domestic animals)
•Environmental Issues: Damage
within the park (excluding private
•Park Users: People enjoying the
park (submit their permission using
the consent form)
•Best of Show: Best photo in the
Contest Rules
1. Contest is open to all amateur
2. All photos must be taken within
Bowmont Natural Environment Park
between January 1, 2013 and
October 31, 2013.
3. Entry deadline is November 1,
4. Photos submitted MUST be
accompanied by the contest Photo
Release Waiver or will be disqualified.
5. Some restrictions regarding prizes
may apply.
6. Only two entries per category may
be submitted.
7. Submissions must be good quality
4” x 6” prints (no slides) with entry
form attached. Please do not write on
the back of your photos.
8. Please email a digital version if
possible of photos (JPEG file) to
[email protected] prior to entry
9. Photos submitted will not be
returned to the entrant. They will
remain with the committee for
reproduction and use as per the Photo
Release Waiver form.
Entry forms and the contest Photo
Release Waiver are available at the
following Community Centre Offices:
Bowness, Montgomery, Silver Springs
and Varsity; or by e-mail request
to [email protected] and pdf
format form and release waiver will be
forwarded to your e-mail address.
For more information, contact:
Linda Knight at 403-298-8116 or
[email protected]
Offering programs for
3 & 4 year olds
•Qualified and accredited teachers
and assistants
•Field trips and special events
•Children learn through play
•Allergy awareness
•Permanent location with excellent
•Children from all communities
•Parent volunteering in class is
A few spots may still be available
for the 2013/14 school year.
Call 403-455-6474 and leave a
More details at
Do you have children interested
in basketball or learning to play
basketball? Calgary NorthWest
Basketball runs the basketball
program for boys and girls in your
neighbourhood. We offer a program
for children from 5 – 18yrs.
Online registration ( for
the 2013/2014 season is available now.
Register early to ensure a spot in our
Community News
Children’s Used
Clothing and
Toy Sale
Start cleaning out those closets in
preparation for September! Our
annual used toy and clothing sale is
coming up!
Where: Silver Springs Community
When: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Tables
rent for $25 members, $35 non-members. Call to book your table today!
We are able to accommodate almost
all your meeting and function needs,
whether it is a wedding, party, family
reunion, workshop, seminar or
meeting. More information and
photos on our website or call
403-288-2616 to see how we can
accommodate you.
Summer Reading Programs
•TD Summer Reading Club: For
Ages up to 12.
•Youth Read: For teens.
•Summer. Read: For adults.
Fall 2013 Program Guides: Available
Aug. 12.
•Peggy Lesueur
for more information on these
programs. Registration is required for
all programs unless otherwise noted.
•Nexgen Financial Inc.
•Duncan & Beverly Badger
How to Donate
Friends of the Botanical
Gardens of Silver Springs
Facilities To Rent
Silver Springs Community Centre has
a wide variety of rooms to rent.
Bowness Library
Thank you to the
following for their
generous donations
to the “Friends of
the Gardens of Silver
Silver Springs Community Association is a non-profit organization.
Tax receipts are issued for all donations.
Charitable organization #11915-0225 RR001.
The information you provide will be collected and maintained by the SSCA office
in order to facilitate communication and assist in our efforts. This information
will not be shared with others.
Donation Form
I am pleased to support the Friends of the Botanical Gardens of Silver
$ __________
Springs with a donation in the amount of
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Credit card # __________________________
Expiry Date ________/_______
Please indicate your preferences by circling your choices:
I wish to be recognized in the Silver Springs Spirit.
I wish to be listed as a donor on the web site.
I wish my donation to remain anonymous.
Yes No
Please send a tax receipt made to:
Wanted: Ice Cream
We are looking for four-litre (one gallon)
plastic ice cream pails with lids (clean
please!). If you have some sitting around
that you want to recycle, drop them off at
the Community Center office.
Postal Code __________________
Donations can be mailed or brought in person to:
Silver Springs Community Association
5720 Silver Ridge Drive NW, Calgary, AB T3B 5E5
Thank you for your support
Community News
Silver Springs Outdoor Pool
Online registration begins June 1 at
Summer Swim Lessons 2013
Session 1: July 2 – July 12
Session 2: July 15 – July 26
Session 3: July 29 – August 9
Session 4: August 12 – August 23
* no lessons Aug. 5 due to civic holiday. All lesson sessions are 9 days,
with the last Friday used as a “rain out” day if needed.
Fees (Member (Non-member
Preschool (30 min.)
$40 ($50
Level 1-4 (30 min.)
$40 ($50
Level 5-8 (45 min.)
$45 ($55
Level 9,10 (1 hr.) ( $50 ($60
Lesson Times
Level 1
Level 6
Level 8
Level 4
Level 2
Sea Turtle
Level 3
Level 9/10
Level 1
Level 7
Level 5
Level 3/4
*see information chart for explanation of levels
*TBA – every session we have certain levels fill and waiting lists develop.
These time slots have been reserved for those levels that we need to open
up another class for. The level will be decided upon prior to the session.
Swim Program Levels
Please call the office if your child is interested in Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion or Bronze Cross. These will only be offered if there is enough interest.
Sea Turtle
This is our only parented level. Child is 30 months or older, able
to move forwards or backward assisted, front, back floats and
recover assisted, uses buoyant object for support.
Salamander Child is 3-5 yrs old, put face in water move and float w/ assistance, transitional level, 30 min.
Child is 3-5 yrs old, work on strokes and skills progressions;
entries and floats in deep water, 30 min.
Child is 3 - 5 yrs old, independent glides and kicking in deep
water; build endurance by distance swims, 30 min.
Child is 3 - 5 yrs old, swim independently and participate in team
games, improve front and back swim skills, 30 min.
Level 1
Child is 6 yrs old; entry level orientation to the water; introduces
floats and glides with kicks, 30 min.
Level 2
Second orientation level, builds skills in front and back swims;
introduction to deep water activities, 30 min.
Level 3
Introduction to front crawl; diving is introduced; work on floats
and changing direction; 15m swim, 30 min.
Level 4
Front crawl, back glide and shoulder roll for back crawl are
further developed; 25m swim, 30 min.
Level 5
Back crawl is introduced; sculling skills and whip kick on back; safe
boating skills, dolphin kick, 50m swim, 45 min. (note new time)
Level 6
Elementary backstroke is introduced; safety on ice, throwing
assists, treading water, front dive, 75m swim, 45 min.
Level 7
Introduces whip kick on the front, builds skills for front crawl,
airway & breathing obstructions, 150m swim, 45 min.
Level 8
Introduction to breaststroke, foot first surface dives, & rescue
entries, dolphin kick endurance, 300m swim, 45 min.
Level 9
Refinement of front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke
and breaststroke, standing dives, 400m swim, 60 min.
Level 10
Introduction of butterfly, refinement of strokes, head-first & feetfirst shallow dives, sun safety, 500m swim, 60 min.
If you are interested in signing up for Deep Water Workout, call the
Pool – it will only run if there is at least 6 people registered!
Deep Water Running/Deep Water Workout:
2X per week T/Th evening 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Public Swimming
July and August
9:00 – Noon Lessons
Noon – 1:00 pm Adult Lane
1:00 – 5:00 pm Public
5:00 – 6:00 pm Adult Lane
6:00 – 8:00 pm Public
Weekends & Holidays:
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Adult Lane
1:00 – 5:00 pm Public
5:00 – 6:00 pm Adult Lane
6:00 – 8:00 pm Public
*** c losing times are weather dependant. Call the pool recording at
403-221-3897 for daily hours.
The Silver Springs Pool is available to groups for rental after public
hours. It is available evenings from 8:00 – 10:00 pm (depending on
pool programs) and weekends 9:00 am – noon. Call the Pool at
403-221-3897 to book a private rental.
Youth Pool Parties
July 12 and August 9,
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Ages 12-17
Regular Admission fees apply.
Call 311 for more details!
Community News
Let's Rock! Adult
Community Singers
We sing popular songs from 1960's onwards.
No experience necessary!
Mondays (term time) 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Advent
Lutheran Church, Scenic Acres, T3L 1E4.
Contact Anne Bell at [email protected] for details!
Community Survey
Important survey for Silver Springs community residents
regarding the community association, programs and events:
(alternately, you can fill out the survey online at
http://www.Surveymonkey.Com/s/hn8xspx )
1. Tell us why you are, or you are not, satisfied with
the programs currently offered by the Silver Springs
Community Association (“SSCA”), and what additional
programs would you like to see offered by the SSCA.
2. Please list any additional community events or functions
that you think you and your family would enjoy that
SSCA does not currently provide.
3. In what aspect would you be willing to volunteer to make
these functions happen?
4. What can SSCA do to encourage more community
residents to join our association?
5. From your family’s standpoint, what can the SSCA do to
encourage more community involvement in its functions?
6. Please provide us with your general thoughts about
SSCA’s current community facilities.
7. Please list any businesses that you know of that may be
interested in sponsoring additional SSCA events.
8. Please provide feedback on any other areas where you feel
the SSCA should be more involved in the community than
we currently are.
Each survey completed and submitted with name, email
address and phone number will be entered to win one of 2 –
$100 gift certificates to Mitillini’s Pizza in Silver Springs.
Name: Email:
Phone #: AUGUST 2013
Community News
Official Opening of Botanical Gardens of
Silver Springs Labyrinth
After a lot of preparation and hard work,
our new labyrinth is now complete. Our
official opening will be held at 1:00
pm on Sat. Aug. 24th and we invite
everyone to drop by and share in the
experience of walking the labyrinth.
Mitzi Metzger. Later 5
new beds surrounding the
labyrinth were added and
planted with ornamental
grasses by these
Did you know that labyrinths are a
meditation tool? Walking a labyrinth is
a form of spiritual practice which helps
to clear the mind and create insights.
It can also aid in healing, help with
decision making, illuminate our purpose
in life, and act as a tool of celebration
and thanks.
In front of the labyrinth
are two large planters
purchased from the U.
of C. and put together
by Tom Mayhew. The
flowers in these planters
are maintained by BGSS
Walking a labyrinth just naturally causes
your attention to start turning inward
focus on the present moment. During
a labyrinth walk the left and right
hemispheres of the brain are balanced,
leading to the perfect state for accessing
intuition and creativity.
Three arbours were constructed by Rick
Metzger and provide a lovely entrance
way into the labyrinth area. Clematis
now adorn the sides of the arbours, ac
companied by creeping thyme along the
brick pathway. Sixteen Medora junipers
are nestled along the pathway between
the arbours. Six bridal wreath spirea
were also planted on the far outer sides
of the labyrinth area.
History of Our Labyrinth
Duncan Badger began working on the
site in 2011 by covering the area with
tarp to eliminate the grass. He then
added 4 inches of wood chip to prevent
any light from penetrating through.
Using a tiller generously donated by Tim
Barrett, the area was roto-tilled 4 times
to chop up the grass roots, which were
later raked up. Duncan then began to lay
approximately 6000 inter-locking bricks
(primarily donated by the U. of C.) in
an 11 circuit Chartres labyrinth with a
diameter of 60 feet and a total length of
about 1200 feet.
In the spring of 2013, creeping thyme
was planted between the
circuits of the labyrinth by
Bev Badger, Yoshiko Imahashi, and
Watch for more information about the
official opening will be posted in the
labyrinth area and on our website in the
coming weeks.
Please mark this date on your calendar
as we look forward to all of you joining
us at the official opening of our new
community labyrinth.
Shakespeare Garden
Another new area getting a lot of
attention recently is a lovely and unique
addition to the Botanical Gardens. The
area encompasses everything from
evergreens, flowering trees and shrubs
to a vast variety of perennials, annuals,
rose bushes, vines, planters and more.
This cultural and floral homage to the
Bard can be experienced by taking a
stroll along a brick pathway which is
flanked by newly planted rose bushes,
numerous planters (most of which
are handmade) filled with colourful
annuals. There is also a peony bed and
a variety of iris and more - all leading
to the our extensive Shakespeare Herb
Throughout the gardens, you will find
some well known quotations from
Shakespeare works that are paired
with appropriate plants as many of our
favourite plants of today can be traced
back to his era.
So, come and take a literary trip back
in time where you can enjoy the
long perennial/annual garden, read
the famous quotations, walk under the
arbours adorned with climbing vines
and famous flower quotations, or sit on
a dedicated bench flanked by garden
There is something here for everyone to
enjoy, so treat yourselves and visiting
guests to the wonders of Calgary’s only
Shakespeare Garden.
Community News
Silver Springs Community Centre Programs
Programs Offered at
the Silver Springs
Community Centre
All SSCA programs will take a break for July
and August and begin again mid-September
Adult Aerobics Classes
Mon. - Thurs. at 9:15 a.m.
Mon. at 1:15 pm (Zumba Toning Gold)
Wed. at 1:15 pm
Fri. at 9:15 a.m.
Fitness Bootcamp
Tues/Thurs at1:15 p.m.
Seniors Yoga
Tues. at 8:00 a.m.
Fri. at 11:00 a.m.
Dance Foundation
A variety of children’s dance classes including: Ballet, Jazz, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Tap
and Musical Theatre.
Gym Tots – Wed. at 9:15 a.m.
Play group for 18 month-3yrs.
The above classes run September - April
+55 Seniors Club
Mon. afternoons
Girl Guides
Contact Lauren Ostridge 403-710-5775 or
[email protected]
159th Silver Springs Scouts
(Beavers, Cubs and Scouts)
Contact [email protected]
Calgary Karate
Call 403-338-0558 for more info.
Tai Chi
Call 403-240-4566 for more info.
Karma Kids (Yoga)
Call Cindy at 403-464-3491
Ages Babies to 5 years.
Call 403-288-1461 or [email protected]
Karate Chop Kids
Call 403-232-0228 or
for more information
Adult Programs
Silver Springs offers a variety of fitness
classes every day of the week! Choose your
day, choose your exercise. See our website for class
descriptions. Payment options: $5 drop in fee
for classes or purchase a 10x or 20x punch
card or payment for full session (see below).
Mondays (Sept. 9 – Dec. 16 (no classes Oct
14 and Nov 11); 13 weeks)
• Cardio Pump: 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Athletic cardio drills and sets using free
weights and body weight. $60 members
$65 non-members Instructor: Judi Weaver
• Zumba Toning Gold: 1:15 p.m. –
2:15 p.m. For beginner to older active
adults. Join the Zumba craze and get your
body moving to the Latin and International
dance music incorporated into the dance
movements. Instructor: Kim Nowell.
Tuesdays (Sep.t 10 – Dec. 17; 15 weeks)
• Seniors Yoga: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. The
classes will focus on gentle stretching,
breathing exercises and meditation. It
does not matter how flexible we are as
long as we keep moving and do what we
can. Please bring your own mat to class:
Instructor: Marcy Jespersen *Note: This is
a registered class and we need a minimum
8 registrants. Sept 17 – Nov 19; 10 week
session $80 Call to register: 403-288-2616.
• A Little Bit of Everything: 9:15 a.m. –
10:15 a.m. Strength Training and Core
Stability using a variety of equipment- free
weights, Resist –A-Bands, exercise ball
and Yoga balls. $70 members $75 nonmembers Instructor: Judi Weaver.
• Fitness Bootcamp: 1:15 p.m. – 2:15
p.m. This Boot Camp inspired “freestyle”
class will incorporate a variety of athletic
and strength drills to target all the major
muscle groups to help you kick start or
maintain your fitness goals. Core strength
and flexibility will be incorporated in this
fun and challenging class. Instructor:
Dayna Kereliuk. $5 drop in fee.
Wednesdays (Sept. 11 – Dec. 18; 15 weeks)
• Combustion: 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
This group fitness class brings the best of
cardio, strength and explosive power into
one workout. Combustion combines steady
state cardiovascular training with simple
to follow hi/lo moves, high intensity
On-Line registration at
explosive movement and full body
strength exercises. Bring it all together and
you get COMBUSTION! $70 members
$75 non-members Instructor: Judi Weaver.
• Fusion Fitness: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
*Note this is a registered class*
• Session 1: Sept. 18 – Oct. 30 (7 weeks) $56
• Session 2: Nov. 6 – Dec. 18 (7 weeks) $56
Get your mind/body in harmony in this
class incorporating a selection of Yoga,
Pilates and Fitness conditioning. This is a
mat based class – please bring your own
Yoga mat . Call to find out specific dates
for next session. Instructor: Judi Weaver.
• Zumba: 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. One hour of
body-energizing, calorie-burning, heartracing, muscle-pumping, awe-inspiring
movements that will captivate you for life.
Instructor: Judi Weaver.
Thursdays (Sept. 12 – Dec. 19; 15 weeks)
• A Little Bit of Everything: 9:15 a.m.
– 10:15am, Strength Training and Core
Stability using a variety of equipment and
incorporating Yoga, Pilates and lots of
abdominal work. $70 members $75 nonmembers Instructor: Judi Weaver
• Fitness Bootcamp: 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
This Boot Camp inspired “freestyle”
class will incorporate a variety of athletic
and strength drills to target all the major
muscle groups to help you kick start or
maintain your fitness goals. Core strength
and flexibility will be incorporated in this
fun and challenging class. Instructor:
Dayna Kereliuk. $5 drop in fee.
Fridays (Sept. 13 – Dec. 20; 15 weeks)
• Zumba Toning: 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Put some dance into your day! One hour
of body-energizing, calorie-burning, heartracing, muscle-pumping, awe-inspiring
movements that will captivate you for life.
Instructor: Kim Nowell.
• Seniors Yoga: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The classes will focus on gentle stretching,
breathing exercises and meditation. It
does not matter how flexible we are as
long as we keep moving and do what we
can. Please bring your own mat to class:
Instructor: Marcy Jespersen *Note:
This is a registered class and we need a
minimum 6 registrants. Sept. 20 – Nov.
22, 10 week session $80 Call to register:
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Pre Ballet (Ages 3 - 5): Pre Ballet is for any child
under 5 who likes to boogie! Based on fun and games,
the kids will improve their coordination and motor skills
while meeting new friends and learning the basics of
NEW Pre Ballet 2 (Ages 3 – 5): Pre Ballet 2 is for
any child under 5 who has taken at least one year of Pre
Baller or Pre Dance! Based on fun and games, the kids
will improve their coordination and motor skills while
meeting new friends and learning the basis of dance.
Pre Dance (Ages 3 - 5): Pre Dance is for any child
under 5 looking to try a little bit of ballet, jazz and tap.
A great introduction to dance.
NEW Pre Dance 2 (Ages 3 – 5): Pre Dance 2 is for
children under 5 who have had at least one year of Pre
Ballet or Pre Dance and who would like an alternative
to ballet. In this class students will learn about rhythm
while improving their coordination skills.
Beginner Tap (Ages 5 – 7): Beginner Tap is a class
for children who would like an alternative to ballet.
In this class students will learn about rhythm while
Junior Ballet (Ages 7+): Like Beginner
Ballet, Junior Ballet will continue building
a strong foundation for all other types of
dance. This class will offer higher-level
movement with strength building, jumping,
flexibility and routines.
Beginner Jazz (Ages 5 – 7): Jazz is one
of the most energetic and popular forms
of dance. Kids in jazz will experience a
fast and fun moving pace! Jazz training is
recommended for younger kids who are
interested in continuing onto Hip Hop. Children with little or no training are welcome
in this class.
NEW Junior Jazz (Ages 8 – 11): This
class will move at a faster pace than Beg
Jazz and includes more complicated steps.
Great for all those who have enjoyed the
fast energetic pace of jazz.
Beginner Ballet (Ages 5 - 7): Ballet
builds the foundation for all other styles of
dance. This class will give dancers a little
more technique in dance without losing the
fun. This class is great for those little ballerinas who had one or more years in Pre
Ballet as well as new children interested
in dance.
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pre Ballet
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Beg Lyrical
Rhythmic Gymnastics
4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Pre Dance
Beg Tap
Pre Ballet 2
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 6 p.m. – 6:45 Beg
Beg Hip Hop
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Pre Hip Hop
6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Jr Ballet
Teen Dance
7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Adult Hip Hop
Monday Classes:
Sept. 9, 2013 – Apr. 28, 2014
No Class: Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Feb. 17, Apr. 21.
• 30min: $205 mem/$220 non-mem
• 45 min: $235 mem/$250 non-mem
Wednesday Classes:
Sept. 11, 2013 – Apr. 30, 2014
• 30min: $235 mem/$250 non-mem
• 45min: $265 mem/$280 non-mem
Friday Classes:
Sept. 13, 2013 – May 2, 2014
No Class April 18
• 45min: $255 mem/$270 non-mem
• 60min: $285 mem/$300 non-mem• 90min: $345 mem/$360 non-mem
Teen Dance:
Mon/Wed - Sept. 9, 2013 – May 2, 2014
No Class: Oct. 10, Nov. 11, Feb. 17, Apr. 21
• $160 mem/$175 non-mem
improving their coordination skills. This
is a great class for new students as well as
those who have just taken Pre Ballet.
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pre Ballet
Pre Dance 2
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Beg Jazz
Jr Jazz
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Jr/Int Hip Hop
Musical Theatre
6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Teen Dance
Dance Foundation
Please note price reflects the full season
from September 2013 – May 2014 and
includes year-end recital costume!
On-Line registration begins August 1 at
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Stretching and
Beg Musical Theatre Jr. Musical Theatre
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Teen Muxical
NEW Stretching and Conditioning
(Ages 8+): While combining yoga, pilates and other
forms of stretching and conditioning, dancers will gain
a strong, healthy body while improving their dancing
nation of a variety of different styles for those teens who
love to dance. We will be learning hip hop on Mondays
and alternative dance styles like jazz and modern on
Wednesday. This is a great way to gain the basic skills
of dance while enjoying the freedom of hip hop.
NEW Pre Hip Hop (Ages 3 – 5): This class is for all
of those funky children who want to just dance! They
will learn how to move with the beat while having fun
with friends.
Musical Theatre (Ages 5 - 11+): For all the Drama
Kings and Queens, Musical Theatre will teach performers the three basics of show business: Dance, Singing
and Acting! Classes will be split into three age groups.
The participants get the opportunity to experience performing as a whole! ,Teen Musical Theatre is 90 min.
Beginner Hip Hop (Ages 5 – 7): This class is designed
for your little dancers who love to move and groove. In
this class, they will learn basic hip hop dance moves as
well as how to dance to the beat of a song.
Junior Hip Hop (Ages 7+): This class is perfect for
those high-energy kids. It will combine funk, hip-hop
and basic break dancing. This class is a great way to
learn style and rhythm with other kids of the same age!
Intermediate Hip Hop (Ages 10 - 12): Intermediate
Hip Hop is the extension of Junior Hip Hop. In this
class Dancers will learn more complicated moves while
combining the old moves into new combinations. Dancers must have completed at least two years of Junior
Hip Hop prior to entering this class.
Teen Dance (Ages 10+): This Class is a great combi-
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Ages 6+): This class is great
for all the flippers and rollers in your house. The
class will combine simple tumbling moves with jazz
techniques while moving to music. Dancers will get the
opportunity to work with gymnastic balls and ribbons.
NEW Beginner Lyrical (Ages 7—11): This class is
for those dancers who like the slower, emotional dancing. By combining Jazz and Ballet, dancers will be able
to express themselves through movement.
NEW Adult Hip Hop (Ages 18+): This class is for
those adults who want to get into shape while having a
great time. Adult hip hop will allow you to learn a fun
active dance style while having a great work out.
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For Adults +55—Triple A
We hope you have having a
wonderful summer. As promised in
July here is the Fall 2013 Program
Preview! Listed by location below
are all the Triple A Programs
currently being offered starting in
September. All programs require
you to be a member of one of the six
Triple A Communities: Dalhousie,
Edgemont, Montgomery, Scenic
Acres, Silver Springs or Varsity.
Some programs are free for members,
some are as low cost as a toonie
per session, while others who have
professional instructors and cost up
to $10 per class. If you have an idea
for a program not listed below please
contact your nearest Community
Varsity (VCA) 403-288-9001
•Seniors Fitness: Everyone works
at their own ability and pace.
Mondays and Wednesdays 9:15 a.m. –
10:15 a.m. $140 yearly.
•Seniors Card Club (Canasta and
Bridge): Join us to play canasta
(we can teach you!) and bridge.
Mondays 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m..
We always welcome new players.
•Ladies Bridge: Wednesdays,
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. $40 yearly.
•North Ladies Duplicate Bridge:
Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
•Seniors Yoga: New program
starting in September.
Scenic Acres (SACA) 403-547-9589
•Ladies Social Coffee Craft Club:
Mondays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
starting September 9th. $2 Drop in
•Line Dancing: Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.
– 11:30 a.m. starting September
17th. Register on-line at www. or call the SACA
•Single Ladies Get Together:
2nd & 4th Tuesday of the Month
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. starting
September 10th. $2 Drop in Fee
•Quilting Group: 3rd Tuesday of
the Month 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
starting September 17th. Drop in
Fee $5.
•Book Club: Typically 1st Tuesday
of the Month for September the
group will meet on September 10th
1:00 p.m. to 3:00p.m.. $2 Drop in
•Walking Club: Wednesdays at
9:15 a.m. FREE. This group is
meeting at SACA throughout the
Summer and will continue into the
•Fun & Games: Wednesdays at
12:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. starting
September 4th. $2 Drop in Fee
•Artist Gathering: 2nd & 4th
Thursday of the Month 10:30 a.m. –
12:00 p.m. starting September 12th.
$2 Drop in Fee
Silver Springs (SSCA) 403-288-2616
•Zumba Toning Gold: Mondays
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. starting
September 9th. For beginner to
older active adults. Instructor: Kim
•Mah Jong: Thursdays 1:00 p.m. –
3:30 p.m. Begins Sept 12th.
Drop- in for a game or two of the
age old tile game of Mah Jong.
Experienced players and new to the
game are all welcome.
•Seniors Yoga: Fridays 11:00
a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Classes begin
September 20th. Cost 10 week
registered class for $80. Call to
register now, space is limited.
Instructor: Marcy Jespersen
Dalhousie (DCA) 403-286-2555
•Not known at time of going to press
Edgemont (ECA) 403-241-9493
Montgomery (MCA) 403-247-3116
•Senior’s Social: Last Monday of
the month 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The most up to date schedule can also
be viewed on the Triple A website at
We hope everyone is enjoying their
summer break. It is hard to believe
that July is already behind us and
August is coming fast.
We would like to remind everyone that
hockey registration for the 2013-2014
season closes on August 15. So don’t
miss out. Just visit our website
( and click
on the registration menu. You will
find the link to our online registration.
Evaluation schedules can also be
found under the Evaluation tab on
the Home Page, and they will also be
sent out to everyone. As always if
you have any questions please don’t
hesitate to contact us at admin@
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